The St. Louis Weekend Events Guide for Thursday, October 8th through Sunday, Oct 11th, 2015.
St. Louis Blues Home Opener: The St. Louis Blues season kicks off with a home opener against the Edmonton Oilers. The game comes after a 5-2 win over the Blackhawks in the last pre-season game. On this first night, all fans will go home with a 2016 Team Calendar Presented by Dobbs. Tickets start at $69.
Date: Oct 8
Place: Scottrade Center
2nd Thursdays: The final event of the 2015 season is this Thursday. 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: Oct 8
Place: Foundry Art Centre-520 N Main
Vintage Market Days: An upscale vintage-inspired indoor/outdoor market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings, consumable yummies, seasonal plantings, and more. Friday’s “early buying” event is $10 and includes live music, giveaways, and first picks. Sat & Sun admission is $5. Plenty of food vendors and surprises. Kids under 12 are free.
Date: Oct 9
Time: Fri: 12-6pm, Sat: 9am-6pm, Sun: 10am-4pm
Place: 631 Veterans Place Drive, Chesterfield
St. Louis Music Video Showcase: Presented by CaveofswordS, this event will feature 40 music videos (and counting!) from local bands. Come out an celebrate great local music scene while supporting a great cause. The event benefits KDHX, an organization that has done so much to support the local music community. Check out Music videos from: Sleepy Kitty Music, Bruiser Queen, Middle Class Fashion, Blank Generation, Mathias & The Pirates, Beth Bombara, Illphonics, Brothers Lazaroff, Letter To Memphis, CaveofSwordS, and tons more!
Date: Oct 9
Place: The Luminary-2701 Cherokee
Fall Fest & Street Dance: Entertainment includes: Joe Dirt and the Dirty Boys Band, George Portz & Friends of Bluegrass, Helen Russell & Company, and more. The street dance is Friday night, in addition to the music, there will be food, wine and beer available for purchase. Run or cheer on the runners of the 13th annual Fall Fest Run on Sat morning, which includes 3.1-mile and 6.2 mile races and a zombie costume contest for race participants. Complimentary snacks and beverages will be served after the race, with the awards ceremony beginning at approximately 8am. At 10am, the fest begins with acoustic music, family-friendly entertainment, booths brimming with house and garden specialties, jewelry, clothing and accessories, fall and holiday decorations, original art, trendy crafts, and delicious festival-style food and beverages, and Log Cabin Museum tours.
Date: Oct 9 & 10
Time: Fri: 7-10pm, Sat: 7am-4pm
Place: Main St-O’Fallon, MO
Soulard Oktoberfest: This annual festival helps raise funds for the benefit of Soulard area non-profit organizations and St. Louis area German cultural organizations. Three stages will feature musical acts like The Dorfrockers, The Polka Kings, The Soulard Blues Band, The Polkanauts and more. Games will include the Strongest Barmaid Relay, Masskrugstemmen, and Brat Eating. Carnival rides and various vendors will also be on hand. GA tickets are $5 at the gate. VIP Tickets are available for $45 on Friday, $75 on Saturday or $50 on Sunday. Admission is free if you wear your traditional lederhosen.
Time: Fri: 4pm-12am, Sat: 11-12am, Sun:11am-7pm
Place: 7th St-across from Soulard Market
Beer Barons Tour: A fun event that takes place in Bellefontaine cemetery. Drink delicious beer from local breweries while listening to stories about the Barons and Baronesses who helped shape the St. Louis beer scene of today. Enjoy the scenery of the cemetery and arboretum while tasting beer from local breweries, enjoying food from Sugarfire, and listening to music provided by local artist Cree Rider. General admission tickets are $25 and include a tasting glass for sampling, a BBQ buffet, entertainment, and a guided bus tour of notable beer barons. VIP tickets are $50 and include all of the general admission features plus a commemorative pint glass, t-shirt and reserved seating.
Date: Oct 10
Place: Bellefontaine Cemetery-4947 W Florissant
Pumpkin Patch Express: The first ever PEANUTS™ The Great Pumpkin Patch Express at St. Louis Union Station. The excursions are themed after Charles M. Schulz’s classic story “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.” Trains depart from historic Union Station’s train tracks. Riders will experience great views of St. Louis including Busch Stadium, the Gateway Arch and the Mississippi River while listening to themed music and the narration of Schulz’s story by a PEANUTS™ crew member. In addition to the train adventure, passengers will be greeted by PEANUTS™ characters and have photo opps with Lucy and Snoopy at the St. Louis Union Station Pumpkin Patch. You can pick, decorate and bring home the perfect pumpkin, enjoy cider and sugar cookies, write a letter to the Great Pumpkin, and take part in festive, family-oriented activities. Riders are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes to the event. Adult tickets start at $35, child (2-12) tickets start at $25.
Date: Oct 10 – Nov 1
Time: Sat & Sun: 12:30, 2, and 3:30pm
Place: Union Station-1820 Market St
An Evening with Cedric The Entertainer and Friends: A Kings of Comedy headliner and co-star of The Steve Harvey Show, Cedric is also known for his role in Barbershop. Cedric is hosting his annual fundraising gala for SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital and is bringing along some friends. Actress, two-time Grammy Award-winning singer, and the queen of rock & soul music: Patti LaBelle, will be the headlining performer. J.J. Williamson, one of the most sought after rising stars in the industry today, nationally known and requested for both his comedy and acting abilities, who has worked with comedy giants such as Chris Tucker, D.L. Hughley, Rickey Smiley and Bruce Bruce, will also be performing. The event benefits the women’s pavilion in memory of Cedric’s mother.
Date: Oct 10
Place: Peabody Opera House – 1400 Market
The Lalas Halloween Burlesque Show: L.A’s hottest burlesque group created by celebrity choreographer Erin Lamont, will be at Lumiere Place to perform their rowdy, hilarious, and of course sexy burlesque Halloween Show with, one of a kind acts, and audience interaction. Tickets are $20.
Date: Oct 10
Time: 7pm & 9:30pm
Place: Lumiere Place-999 N 2nd St
25th Annual Greater St. Louis Metro Area Model Train Show: Two gyms full of model trains: one full of dealers with scenery, rolling stock, locomotives, one full of layouts in all scales. Check out swap tables and enjoy great door prizes! Fun for the whole family. Adult admission is $7, kids and students with ID get in free.
Date: Oct 10 & 11
Time: Sat: 10am-5pm, Sun: 11am-4pm
Place: Kirkwood Community Center – 111 S Geyer Rd
The Great Go! St. Louis Halloween Race: This annual run, which hosts a costume contest with winners in categories: Most Original, Scariest, Funniest, Youth, and Best of Show is a fun run for everyone. Race options are a half marathon, 5K, 10K and 1-mile fun run. Participants receive an event shirt, finisher medal, and lots of post-race treats. Race winners receive big cash prizes. Stay after the race for post-race festivities and fun costume contest announcements.
Date: Oct 11
Time: 5K: 7am, 10K: 7:30am, 1-mi: 9:45am
Place: Soldier’s Memorial – 1315 Chestnut
Columbus Day Parade & Festa on The Hill: The Italian American Heritage Corp and Italia America Bocce Club present the annual festival featuring live music, food, drinks, and parade starting at noon on the corner of Macklind & Botanical. It ends near Berra Park where the festival begins at 1pm. The parade will be led by Grand Marshall, Joseph Ambrose. Laura Beffa, named Miss Italian St. Louis, will also be in the parade. Admission to the festival is free. There is also a Columbus Day Dinner Dance on Friday evening. Tickets are $35 and include dinner and musical entertainment from Enzo, Iliana and Alfredo.
Date: Oct 11
Place: Berra Park, corner of Shaw and Macklind