The St. Louis Weekend Guide for Thursday, May 14th through Sunday, May 17th, 2015.
Sip into Spring: The wine is selected, the date is set, and sweet spring weather is on its way! Three Sixty’s Annual Sip into Spring event is back. Enjoy an exclusive five course dinner paired with wines from the Dierberg & Star Lane winery. Guests can look forward to tasting delicious bites from our new spring menu. Tickets are $45.
Date: Thursday, May 14
Place: Three Sixty Rooftop Bar – 1 S Broadway
Feast in the Park: It’s the first Feast Week of 2015. Get ready for food trucks and live music. In addition to the food trucks, Edg-Clif Farms & Vineyard will also be selling their wine. You can also BYOB. The food truck line-up this week is: 2 Girls 4 Wheels, Bayou Ribs, Bombay Food Junkies, Curbside Cookery, Go Gyro Go!, Holy Crepe!, Kona Ice, Le Tejana Taqueria, The Meltdown, Russo’s, Trucktoria, Slice of the Hill, Steak Louie, Taste-D-Burger, Vincent Van Doughnut, Walkaway Waffles, and Wing Nuts.
Date: May 14
Place: Faust Park – 15185 Olive Blvd
2nd Thursday at Foundry Arts: The Foundry Art Centre and Saint Charles Riverfront Arts invites one and all to their jointly hosted community arts series entitled “2nd Thursdays” at the Foundry Art Centre. This is a unique, family-friendly community arts series where guests can be creative: Draw with Artists, Paint with Painters, Create with Potters, Make Jewelry with Jewelers, Write with Writers, Act with Actors, Dance with Dancers, and listen to live original music. Food trucks will be on site and there will be a cash bar. Admission is free.
Date: May 14
Place: Foundry Art Centre – 520 N Main
American Craft Beer Week: ACBW is Monday through Sunday and offers a different event each day. Thursday is Casks & Cheese where Chef Andrew Fair will offer cheese pairings with unique UCBC cask ales all day. Friday is Cards & Craft BeerDay. Wear Cardinals or UCBC gear to Midtown Brewery or Grove Brewery and get $4 STLIPAs! With the Detroit Tigers in town for the weekend, we’ll also feature three guest taps from Michigan brewery Jolly Pumpkin! Saturday is Oktoberfest in May. Come down for German food, German music, and Masskrugstemmen (stein holding contest). And finally Sustainability Sunday – take Metro St. Louis or ride your bike to the Grove Brewery and receive $3 Zwickels!
Date: May 14-17
Time: all day
Place: Urban Chestnut – 3229 Washington Ave
Bud & Burger Fridays: The Biergarten at Anheuser-Busch will be showcasing burgers each Friday in May with a Burger Cook-Off featuring burgers, beer and live music. The menu each week will feature three different specialty burgers. Customers 21 and older will be able to order a combo featuring three sliders and homemade chips, as well as a 16 oz. Budweiser draft for $8. Those under 21 can order the combo without the beer for $5. The Well Hungarians will provide the music each week.
Date: May 15
Place: A-B Biergarten – 12th & Lynch
Art on the Square: An annual juried fine art show now in its 14th year. Featuring the original works of over 100 accomplished artists from around the world, fantastic musical and stage performances as well as delicious local food and drink, Art on the Square is a three-day sensation for the eyes, ears and palate. Children will enjoy Art on the Square’s extensive and interactive children’s art section where they will create their own take-away art projects. Enjoy bands including: Dixie All-Stars, Power Play, Soul Shake, and more.
Date: May 15
Time: Fri: 5-10pm, Sat: 10am-8pm, Sun: 11am-5pm
Place: Downtown Belleville – Main St
Fine Art Fair & Winefest: If the weather is nice and you’re up for a drive, check out this event in Washington, Mo. The 34th Annual Downtown Washington Fine Art Fair & Winefest is a unique festival in the heart of Missouri wine country that draws visitors each spring from across the Midwest. Complimentary cheese and crackers are provided in the tasting area under the wine tent, with a variety of snacks and gourmet foods on sale in the festival area. Enjoy live music and art all weekend. Admission to the wine tasting is $15 in advance, $20 at the door, and includes a souvenir wineglass. Visitors to the wine tasting area will also have the opportunity to win a special wine basket prepared by a participating winery. Sip and Savor Sunday is designed to provide seasoned wine tasting guests or first time visitors with a truly memorable experience that will allow them to celebrate spring, indulge their senses and learn more about pairing great area restaurant foods with fabulous Missouri wines.
Date: May 15-17
Time: Fri: 4-10pm, Sat: 10am-10pm, Sun: 10-4pm
Place: Washington Farmers Market – 317 W Main St
Bark in the Park: A 5K Run and 1-Mile Walk and Festival fundraiser to help homeless animals at the Humane Society of Missouri. The event begins with a pancake breakfast before the run. Run begins at 9am at Cricket & Grand Dr. 1 mile walk begins at 10am. From 10am-1pm enjoy performances by the Purina Incredible Dog Team, test your dog’s skills at the Agility Course, meet the world-famous Barn Buddies from Longmeadow Rescue Ranch, bid on fabulous prizes at the silent auction, browse the pet vendors and rescue groups, play fun activities with the kids, and enter to win challenges and giveaways for you and your pooch.
Date: Saturday, May 16
Place: Forest Park – Cricket Field
Soulard Crawfish Boil: What started out as a small gathering backyard boil among high school friends has turned into the best party of the year! Come on down and jam your grill full of the sickest beer-can chicken, mud bugs, jumbo shrimp, potatoes, corn, cratch made jambalaya, and “new this year” red beans and rice, that you have ever had. Wash it down with a few barley pops or your favorite cocktail, while you dance the night away with Live Music from Leslie Nillissen, Pedestrians, Big Chief, and other live entertainment. Bring the kiddos for free and treat them to creative face painting and Rio snow cones. Bring your favorite sippy cup, or be one of the first 250 to get in to get a free party souvenir cup with admission. Tickets are $40 and proceeds go to the Cancer Support Community of St. Louis.
Date: May 16
Place: 912 Geyer Ave
Cherokee Lemp History Fair: Come down to Cherokee Antique Row for a day of live music from Animal Children, South City Troubadors, Mathew VanDoren, and Dave Stone, plus a scavenger hunt, free prizes, a walking tour of more than 30 plaques describing 200 years of area history and as always great shopping for antiques and collectibles from St. Louis’s largest antique and specialty shopping district. Pick up scavenger hunt sheet at Ruth’s Vintage and hop shop to shop with your clues to win gift certificates and goodies from Cherokee businesses! Check out the Vintage Bike Show featuring a fleet of motorcycles & scooters.
Date: May 16
Place: Cherokee Street
Taste of Maplewood:This 7th Annual Festival brings together foodies, shoppers and music lovers to enjoy the bites, sights and sounds of a city known for everything hip and happening! Visitors will enjoy live entertainment on two stages, including performances by Spin The Bottle, Old Salt Union, Studio Forte, St. Louis Teen Talent Showcase produced by the Fox Performing Arts Foundation, Giant Steps St. Louis, Maplewood Fire Department, Focal Point Acoustic Jam, and more. Come see The Best of the Taste of Maplewood food and drink contest, where vendors battle for bragging rights to have their vittles and libations hailed the “Best Of” by celebrity judges, including George Mahe of St. Louis Magazine, Catherine Neville of Feast Magazine, and Lern from KSHE95.
Date: May 16
Place: Sutton & Manchester
Edwardsville Glen Carbon Pizza Prowl: 14 restaurants. 3 hours. 1 day. Patrons with wristbands will be pizza-hopping from restaurant to restaurant to taste a sample of each restaurant’s pizza, then voting on their favorites. Restaurants include: Dewey’s, Peel, Bull & Bear, Casey’s, Social Gastropub, Domino’s, HotShots, and more. Proceeds will benefit a non-for-profit organizaton called A Hero’s Impact Foundation. In addition, a live benefit auction will be conducted by Maynard’s Auction Service at 1:30pm auctioning gift cards, gift certificates, and many other surprises from participating restaurants and local businesses. Adult tickets are $10. Kids 12 & under: $8.
Date: May 16
Place: Woodland School – 59 South State Rte. 157
Craft Beer Cellar 1st Anniversary: Craft Beer Cellar is turning ONE on May 16. Come join us for an awesome party celebrating you. This free event is going on all day and features special beers from Perennial, Civil Life, 4 Hands, and 2nd Shift. Steve’s Hotdogs will be on-site from 12-4pm. There will be giveaways and prizes all day long!
Date: May 16
Time: 10am – 10pm
Place: CBC – 8113 Maryland Ave
St. Louis Renaissance Faire: The 2015 Renaissance Faire starts this Saturday. This long-standing event brings you the adventure, excitement, and spirit of the Renaissance! This weekend’s theme is High Seas Adventure – Pirate Weekend. There will be a tattoo competition, Best Beard Competition, a Root Beer Chug, and costume contest. Check out live armoured jousting, shop for unique crafts as our artisans demonstrate period skills like blacksmithing and woodworking. Delight in comedy, music, magic, and more on nine stages of non-stop entertainment! Feast on delicious food and drink from the far reaches of the globe, and interact with the colorful villagers, nobles, peasants and characters of ages past. Children will love the petting zoo, games, and daily free activities. Adults will enjoy beer, wine, and mead at our three thematic pubs! Additional daily packages include: pub crawl, happy hour, and romantic rendezvous.
Date: May 16 – June 14
Time: 10am – 6pm
Place: Rotary Park – 2577 West Meyer Rd
STL Swap Meet: It’s finally here: Opening Day for the St. Louis Swap Meet- the only Sunday market in St. Louis. Over 100 vendors selling hand made items, Food, Vintage, Furniture, Toys, and more. We’ve got a little bit of everything located at the historic Lemp Brewery on Cherokee St in Marine Ville just south of the Anheuser Busch Brewery! Some vendors include: Rack + Clutch, Rebel Roots, Caramel Apple Company, The Good Stuff, Usborne Books & More, White Russian, Tenth Life Cat Rescue, Kakao Chocolate, Concordia Gymnastic Society, Owl Eye Vintage, Twisted Biscuts, STL Junkie, Deep Fried Vintage, The Fashion Lane, and many more. Free parking and free admission.
Date: Sunday, May 17
Place: Lemp & Cherokee
Strawberry Festival: This is the weekend to share with family and friends. And what better place to share it than the family farm! Enjoy outdoor festival foods and live entertainment at this old-fashioned all-American festival. Free wagon rides. Kids activities include pony rides, children’s play area, petting farm, carnival rides, and inflatable. Strawberry treats in the bakery, custard shop and restaurant! Fee charged for some activities.
Date: May 16 & 17
Time: 10am – 5pm
Place: Eckert’s – Belleville, IL