The St. Louis Weekend Events Guide for Thursday, October 15th through Sunday, October 18th, 2015.
Craftoberfest: St. Louis’ first lantern-lit outdoor night market featuring local beer, live music, and some of the best handmade & vintage finds our city has to offer. Live folk tunes by Arson For Candy, farm fresh fare by Lulu’s, tarot readings, microbrews, and an awesome selection of handcrafted and vintage goods.
Date: Oct 15
Place: Urban Chestnut – 3229 Washington Ave
Yappy Howl-O-Ween: Take your dog out to the park for Halloween costume photos, treats, and a doggy play date with other pups. Dr. Doug with Clarkson-Wilson Veterinary Clinic will be there to answer pet-related questions, Treats Unleashed will be there with delicious treats and goodies for your dog, and a photographer will be on site to take pictures. The event is free and open to the public, but donations are requested (toys, dog or cat food, cat litter, etc.) to support Open Door Sanctuary.
Date: Oct 16
Place: Eberwein Park, Chesterfield
Oktoberfest: St. Puis V Church is hosting a dinner with craft beer and live music and prizes. Food starts at 4pm; enjoy brat plates, fish fry sides, and homemade desserts. Full plate: $8, half plate: $4. Craft beer from Civil Life Brewery in the Biergarten, German and Irish tunes from Clan Jameson starting at 6pm, and a variety of raffles including 50/50 and cash prizes.
Date: Oct 16
Place: St. Pius V Singler Hall-3310 S Grand
Rungevity Rock ‘n’ Roll St. Louis: Part of the annual Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon series event, St. Louis will host the rock ‘n’ roll half marathon. The event includes a 5K, 10K, and half marathon and a health and fitness expo. The 2-day expo showcases 60 exhibitors who will offer free samples, showcase the latest in running gear, sports apparel, health & nutritional information and much more. The races are on Sat and Sun and include live music from Honey & the 45s and Sister Hazel.
Date: Oct 16-18
Time: Fri: 1-6pm, Sat: 10am-5pm, Sun: 7am-12pm
Place: Expo: Convention Center, Race: Market St
3rd Annual Brew in The Lou: This annual event showcases St. Louis’ best beer, wine, coffee and good eats. Proceeds benefit the 8,300 students served by the Lutheran Elementary School Association. Festivities include live entertainment including the Deutschmeister German Brass Band, LC–MS President, Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison’s Bluegrass Band, vendors selling unique items, sampling vendors, a Peoples Choice Home Brew Contest, and a chili cook-off. Wristbands are $30 and include unlimited tastings for food and beer, home brew, wine and coffee, along with a commemorative glass.
Date: Oct 17
Place: Koburg Hall-801 Seminary Place, Clayton
Schlafly Great Pumpkin Festival: A county fair, pig roast, and trip to the pumpkin patch all in one. Schlafly will be releasing their beloved Pumpkin Ale, plus Pumpkin Stout and Hard Apple Cider. In addition to the beer, there will be live music from The Bottlesnakes and The Dust Covers, family-friendly activities including a pumpkin patch kids corner sponsored by ArtScope, great food, and local vendors with pumpkin inspired offerings.
Date: Oct 17
Place: Schlafly Bottleworks-7260 Southwest Ave
Kathleen Madigan: Born and raised in Florissant, Kathleen will be heading back to St. Louis on her 2015 comedy tour. Madigan has been a comedian for 25 years and has performed on nearly every stand-up television show ever made. Leno, Letterman, Conan, Ferguson and most recently in 2015 on the new The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, and she recently filmed her fifth appearance on Ron White’s Salute To The Troops set to air in the spring of 2015 on CMT. In 2014, Madigan was nominated for an American Comedy Award for Best Concert Comic and her third hour-long special, Madigan Again, was named one of iTunes Best Comedy Albums. Tickets are $35.
Date: Oct 17
Place: Peabody Opera House-1400 Market St
STLFW Boutique Hop: St. Louis Fashion Week kicks off with a Boutique Hop on Saturday. Take a chauffeured tour of St. Louis’ top boutiques. Shop in style for your Saint Louis Fashion Week wardrobe and receive exclusive deals, discounts, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres offered at each stop. Participating boutiques include Blush, Marta’s/MOD, Vie, Splash, Ivy Hill, Lusso, Fauxgerty and The Vault. GA tickets are $49 and include: bus tour of all participating boutiques, gourmet box lunch, water and 15% off at each boutique. VIP tickets are sold out.
Date: Oct 17
Place: Participating boutiques
Harvest Festival: Sauce Magazine’s 9th annual event features fall foods and beverages from St. Louis’ top restaurants including: Capitalist Pig, Serendipity, Pappy’s, The Dam, SqWires, and more. Plus a farmers market with produce and locally made artisan goods from faves including: Traveling Tea, Blue Heron Orchard, Cool Cow Cheese, Todd Geisert Farms, and more. Live music from Riverside Wanderers, Cree Rider, Riverbend Bluegrass Band, and Missouri Rounders. Plus art, beer, and wine. Admission is $8–$10; children ages 10 and under are free.
Date: Oct 18
Place: Laumeier Sculpture Park-12580 Rott Rd