STL Weekend Events: June 23-26

Jessica
482 days ago.

The St. Louis weekend events guide from Thursday, June 23rd through Sunday, June 26th, 2016.

Downtown

Men’s Olympic Trials & Women’s P&G Gymnastics Championships: St. Louis will host both the Men’s U.S. Olympic Trials and the 2016 Women’s P&G Gymnastics Championships this weekend. The events will feature the country’s top gymnasts competing in both the men’s and women’s junior and senior divisions. For the men’s team, this is their last stop before heading to Rio for the Summer Olympics. The U.S. team will be announced on Saturday, June 25th. The women will compete for the national championship before going to San Jose for their team trials in July. Ticket prices vary from $10 to $105.

Date: June 23-26
Time: 1pm & 7pm or 7:30pm daily
Place: Chafeitz Arena-1 S Compton Ave

To The Moon Fashion Show: A fashion show presented by Inside The Circle benefiting Make-A-Wish Missouri. Local designers will showcase their latest fashions while the dueling pianos fill the room with live music. Don’t miss a “Wish Kid” walking runway to raise awareness for this wonderful foundation! General Admission tickets are $25 and VIP tickets are $40. VIP includes 3 beverage tickets, light fare, and gift bag.

Date: Thursday, June 23
Time: 6-9pm
Place: Howl at the Moon – 601 Clark

37th Annual Pride St. Louis: Enjoy a weekend packed with entertainment on two stages including headliner Jordin Sparks, hundreds of vendors, a plethora of excellent food options, libations and fun as well as St. Louis’ 2nd largest annual parade. Don’t miss exciting features such as the Childrens’ Area, Athlete’s Village, Under 25 Area, Non Profit Village, Commitment and Legal Wedding Ceremony, LGBT Wreath Laying Ceremony, Pride 5K, VIP Tent and much more. New this year: Enjoy the hit musical “Hairspray”! There will be a costume contest for those dressed in their favorite Hairspray characters or “HairHopper” hairdos. Food trucks and adult beverages available throughout the evening starting at 4pm and comedians starting the show at 6:30pm. Pride is a free event, however a $5(or more) donation is suggested to continue to provide a great festival as well as scholarships for LGBTQIA+ students, educational workshops, and providing a safe space for the community to meet.

Date: June 24-26
Time: Fri: 4:30-11:30pm, Sat: 11am-9:30pm, Sun: 11am-7:30pm
Place: Soldier’s Memorial, downtown St. Louis

Downtown Hoedown: 92.3 WIL and E.I. Vatterott College Extreme Institute by Nelly present Downtown Hoedown featuring Whiskey Myers, Casey Donahew & Randy Rogers Band. Don’t miss three country superstars for the price of one on the outdoor Busch II Infield Stage singing hit songs like “Ballard of a Southern Man”, “Double Wide Dream”, and “Kiss me in the Dark”. GA tickets: $15 in advance and $20 day of show. VIP tickets (21+ only): $30 in advance and includes dedicated tented area, separate entrance, cocktail tables, and restroom facilities.

Date: Sunday, June 26
Time: 6pm
Place: Ballpark Village-601 Clark

Selena Gomez Revival Tour: Pop star Selena Gomez, is on tour now promoting her latest album, Revival. The show will feature hits from her lastest album including “Hands To Myself,” “Same Old Love,” and “Perfect” and surely hits from her first album, Stars Dance, inlcuding “Come & Get It” and “Slow Down.” Tickets start at $49.50.

Date: Sunday, June 26
Time: 7pm
Place: Scottrade Center

Saucy Soiree: Be the first in town to see who was voted the “Top Favorites in the St. Louis Food Scene” at this food filled event. Mingle and taste goodies from your favorite establishments, Enjoy 40 top restaurants, bartenders, wineries and breweries, including: Southern, Sidney Street Cafe, Pappy’s BBQ, Schlafly, Libertine, Olive and Oak, Companion, Randolfi’s, Strange Donuts, 1111 Mississippi, Brasserie, Annie Gunn’s, Cleveland-Heath, Chaumette Vineyards, Juniper, Chandler Hill Winery, Publico, Perennial, Mission Taco, Montelle Winery, Wasabi Sushi, Seoul Taco, Small Batch, and many more. Enjoy Retro 40’s inspired music by the talented Miss Jubilee and the Humdingers. Join the after-party from 7:30 to 10pm with the amazing Javier Mendoza band. Tickets are $40 in advance (buy online and use code 5OFFSOIREE to get $5 off) and include food, beer, wine and spirits from 40+ establishments.

Date: Sunday, June 26
Time: 5-7:30pm
Place: Union Station

Central

Food Truck Frolic: Come out and enjoy a free night of entertainment. From 5-8pm, you can purchase delicious food from some of STL’s best food trucks: Sarah’s Cake Stop, Kona Ice, My Big Fat Greek Truck, Pyro Pizza, Steak Louie, The Meltdown, StLouisana Q, Yo Salsa, Zia’s, and more. Then grab a seat and get ready for a free showing of Zootopia, starting at twilight (8-8:30pm).

Date: Friday, June 24
Time: 5pm
Place: St. Charles Community College-4601 Mid Rivers Mall

Contemporary Night Out: The 5th Annual Contemporary Night Out is a collaborative evening of short, informative programs about various aspects of the world of contemporary art, hosted by the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, and the Pulitzer Arts Foundation. This year Contemporary Night Out will explore the role of the artist as activist, specifically examining the issue of identity. Speakers include Allison Taylor, Head of Education and Community Engagement, at the Kemper; Alex Elmestad, Director of Learning and Engagement, and Lyndon Barrois Jr., Great Rivers Biennial artist, at CAM; and Saskia Wilson-Brown, founder and director of the Institute for Art and Olfaction, at the Pulitzer. Join a wine and cheese reception at 5:30pm at Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum followed by the program, then head to CAM for light snacks followed by wine and desserts and Pulitzer Arts Foundation.

Date: Friday, June 24
Time: 6-9pm
Place: Kemper Museum, CAM & Pulitzer Arts

Darius Rucker Good For a Good Time Tour: Singer/songwriter and lead singer and guitarist for Hootie & The Blowfish, is coming to Hollyood Casino Amphitheater. Openers include Dan+Shay and Michael Ray. Darius released his 4th solo album back in 2015, Southern Style, with hits including: Homegrown Honey, Good For A Good Time, and Southern Style. Other hits from Darius’ solo albums include: “It Won’t Be Like This For Long,” “Alright,” “Come Back Song,” and more. Tickets start at $30.25 for lawn.

Date: Friday, June 24
Time: 7pm
Place: Hollywood Casino Amphitheater

SLAM Underground: Join us for the latest installment of SLAM Underground. This month we are inspired by our main exhibition, Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum. Dance to the experimental beats spun by 18andCounting, journey through our exhibition with inspired B-I-N-G-O, sip on a Folk Yeah! at our cash bar, swing your partner ‘round and ‘round with square dancing called by Wade Pearson and music by Three Crooked Men, patch together a square for a collaborative quilt led by the The Upcycle Exchange, slide over to the auditorium for sets by folk trio Mt. Thelonious, discover “What Type of Genius Are You?” through our curious quiz, and conceive a creation to match your “genius.” Admission is free.

Date: Friday, June 24
Time: 7-10pm
Place: St. Louis Art Museum – 1 Fine Arts Dr

Cool Drinks. Hot Art: A summer celebration with cool drinks and hot art. Enjoy live entertainment with saxophonist Christopher Braig, a hydration station, munchies, art activities, and a pop-up artists’ market. Tickets are $25 and include one free drink. Proceeds to benefit Artists’ Guild programs.

Date: Friday, June 24
Time: 5pm
Place: St. Louis Artists Guild-12 N Jackson Ave

jazz and wine fest

4th Annual Chesterfield Wine & Jazz Festival:The Midwest’s finest outdoor jazz festival features Kim Fuller, Soul Cafe, Matt Rowland Band, Eric Slaughter with Ptah Williams, Darrell Mixon and Gary Sykes, and Grammy nominated violinist Jerry Goodman performing with chart-topping classical/jazz artists Bach to the Future. Enjoy a variety of wine and great food. There’s family fun for everyone at the beautiful Chesterfield Amphitheater near Chesterfield Mall, overlooking the Central Park lake. Feel free to bring your lawn chairs or blanket. Admission is free.

Date: Saturday, June 25
Time: 3-10:30pm
Place: Chesterfield Amphitheater

Benton Park Days: The 150th anniversary of historic Benton Park is being celebrated with local food, art, live music and beer brought to you by The Saint Louis Brewery-Home of Schlafly Beer. The park will host an artist market, boasting a plethora of talent throughout the region. ArtScope will be hosting creative activities for children. Local food trucks along with multi-stage live music will highlight the day with Schlafly featuring a variety of its locally brewed beers. The bands set to perform include: Aaron Kamm & the One Drops, Javier Mendoza-Hobo Cane, Brothers Lazaroff featuring Thelonius Kryptonite, Hazard To Ya Booty, River Kittens, Firedog, Tommy Halloran’s Guerilla Swing, Love Jones The Band, The Leonas, Richie Kihlken Band, and Leslie Sanazaro. Admission is free.

Date: Saturday, June 25
Time: 11am to 9:30pm
Place: Benton Park-3100 S Jefferson

Fiesta in Florissant: A 2 day festival celebrating the common heritage of Hispanic nations feature non-stop entertainment with live Latino Bands and Folkloric dancers from various countries including Panama, Colombia and Mexico. Local and regional bands will take the stage, including: Masillajta Andean Musical Band, Valentia Mexican Band, Chicago Latin Groove Salsa Band and Crudos Mexican Band. There will also be a wide variety of foods and beverages from Latin & South America available for purchase such as tamales, tacos and empanadas. Other attractions include folk arts and crafts, Los Niños Kids Corner with piñatas and Dora the Explorer, Pony Rides, Inflatable Rides and information booths from several cultural organizations to acquaint the public with their programs and services. Miss Chiquita Bonita will also be back this year. The Fiesta “Car Show” which will be Saturday, June 25 at 12pm. Expect giveaways, and more! Admission is free.

Date: June 25 & 26
Time: Sat: 10am-10pm, Sun: 11am-9pm
Place: Knights of Columbus Park-50 St Francois St

Bridge Birthday Bash: Celebrate the 87th birthday of the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge with a scenic ride and the Birthday Bash sponsored by The Bike Factory and Madison County Transit (MCT). Enjoy birthday cake, live music, beer, and food for purchase. The routes are flat and family friendly and feature some of the region’s very best trails. Mileage: 21, 29, 52, or 64. Registration is $16.

Date: Sunday, June 26
Time: 7:30am
Place: Old Chain of Rocks Bridge

St. Charles

Jurassic Quest: The Largest exhibition of life-size, moving, museum-quality dinosaurs in North America. Features ultra-realistic, life-size animatronic dinosaurs; over 50 life-size dinosaurs in all. Visitors can interact with these huge creatures, learn about them and even ride a few. It features realistic scenes, enormous dinosaurs, cute baby dinosaurs and lots of fun activities for kids of all ages. There are huge T-Rex and Triceratops fossil digs where young paleontologists can uncover long hidden dinosaurs bones, the “Dino Bounce” area with several, towering, dinosaur theme inflatable mazes, face painting, Dino crafts and much more. Tickets range from $15 (Kids) to $24 (VIP).

Date: June 24-26
Time: Fri: 3pm-8pm Sat: 9am-8pm & Sun: 9am-7pm
Place: St. Charles Convention Center

Outdoor Days: The Year of Birding: The 2016 event will host an array of birding & fishing themed activities, programs, display interaction, demonstrations, and shows including: Casting Activities with Inflatable Ponds, Pools, “Backyard Bass”, and “Bass Buckets”, Aquarium Viewing Pools Spotlighting Missouri River Fish and Aquatic Life, Bank Fishing, Bow Fishing, and Fly Fishing Lessons by MDC and Bass Pro Shops Professional Anglers, Kayaking, Paddle Boarding, and Canoeing in a 15,000 Gallon Ascend Pool, Missouri River Native Fish Carving, Filleting, and Frying-Missouri Department of Conservation, Dutch Oven and Pie Iron Cooking and Baking-Missouri State Parks, a Division of the Department of Natural Resources, Silver Fin Cooking, Demonstrations and Asian Carp Awareness Lessons, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Water Patrol Boat and Mascots “Bobber Dog” and “Fisher Pelican”
w/ Water Safety and Life Jacket Awareness, Tracker and Ranger Fishing Boats, Bow Fishing Boats, and Pontoons, Redington, Rio, & Sage Interactive Fly Tying Trailer, Live Animals; Owls/Hawks/Salamanders/Newts/Frogs/Snakes/Alligators, Bass Pro Shops NASCAR #14 Show Car and Trailer, Japanese Gyotaku, and much more. Admission is free.

Date: Saturday, June 25th
Time: 10am-4pm
Place: Frontier Park-500 S Riverside Dr

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Jessica

Doesn’t know how to cook and survives pretty much on macaroni and cheese and pizza, so naturally, loves to eat out at restaurants. However, one day when she is married and has a family to cook for, she would love to take cooking classes and learn awesome skills like the chefs on Iron Chef America...as long as she doesn't have to clean the dishes afterwards.

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