STL Weekend Events: September 15-18

Jessica
923 days ago.

Your St. Louis Weekend Events Guide for Thursday, September 16th through Sunday, September 18th, 2016.

Downtown

2016 Biz Dash 5K: St. Louis’ biggest office party. Promote health and wellness in the workplace while building team camaraderie – or just use it as an excuse to head outside for a fun night with friends and colleagues after work. All levels of runners and walkers are encouraged to participate for their “Company Team.” If your business isn’t participating, you can still register as an individual and enjoy this one-of-a-kind event. Participants will receive cool event swag, complimentary drink tickets and access to the post-race tailgate party at Ballpark Village featuring live music from Dr. Zhivegas. Registration is $35.

Date: Thursday, Sept 15
Time: 5-177pm, 5K: 7pm
Place: Race Start: Clark Avenue: After-party: Ballpark Village

Movie Night: The final movie night in the biergarten of the 2016 season ends with a twist and shout with Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Enjoy the Beer Garden atmosphere featuring bistro lights, large picnic tables and an outdoor bar while watching the classic film under the stars! Showtime start is at 8pm and will feature popcorn, Cracker Jacks, drink specials, giveaways, and more. Admission is free.

Date: Thursday, Sept 15
Time: 8pm
Place: Ballpark Village – 601 Clark

Halfway to St. Pats: Join us at Ballpark Village for our Halfway to St. Pat’s Celebration on September 16th from 5pm to 10pm! Festivities include performances from 4 different schools of Irish Dance: Torno School Irish Dancers, Holy Infant Irish Dancers, O’Faolain School of Irish Dance, and Clark School of Irish Dance, plus live music from the Reel Deel on our outdoor City View Stage. Our Prairie Farms Dugout will have domestic beer specials and ice cream specials for the kids. Come early and wear green!

Date: Friday, Sept 16
Time: 5-10pm
Place: Ballpark Village – 601 Clark

FarmScape: Bring the family to experience fun unlike any other at this event presented by Anheuser-Busch and hosted by the Missouri Department of Agriculture. The event is free and family friendly event. Meet a Missouri farm family, see live farm animals, tractors and interactive & educational games including corn and soybean filled sandboxes with tractors, face painting, a coloring station and calf roping. The best of the best of Missouri food and drink will be at Farmscape. Fresh fruits and veggies, local beef and pork from the Missouri Grown Farmers’ Market are sure to satisfy tummies of all ages. Grandma’s Nuts, The Blue Hill Co, Freddie Lee’s Ghetto Sauce, Two Men and a Garden, The Caramel House, Start Right Foods, Marina’s Ketchup and Spaghetti Sauce, Schneider Farms and Sisters Garden Gate Recipes will be on site! Take a stroll through the Osborn Barr Livestock Barn to see beef and dairy cattle, horses, pigs, sheep and draft horses up close. Enjoy some rockin’ tunes from country rock band Broseph E. Lee on the Busch II Infield Stage at 2pm. Soulroot Band will kick off the live music at 12pm. Engage in conversations with Missouri farmers about agriculture hot topics: sustainability, organic food, GMOs, antibiotics, hormones, factory farms and more.

Date: Saturday, Sept 17
Time: 10am-5pm
Place: Ballpark Village – 601 Clark

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HOP in the City: Every year, Schlafly Beer brews a ton of different beer styles. At HOP in the City you can try over 40 of them. Purchase a “Tasting Ticket” to enjoy unlimited beer samples at the biggest Schlafly party of the year or purchase a “Lot Ticket” to just come check out the bands. Tasting Tickets are $30 adv/$35 day of and include samplings of over 40 Schlafly styles, a commemorative tasting glass, enjoyment of music lineup, food for purchase and access to festival grounds. Lot Tickets are $15 adv/$20 day of and include enjoyment of music lineup, food/beer for purchase and access to festival grounds. Music Lineup Includes: Union Rags, A. Sinclair, Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears, Black Pistol Fire, White Denim, and Calexico.

Date: Saturday, Sept 17
Time: 12-9pm
Place: Schlafly Tap Room – 2100 Locust

Norm MacDonald: Norm Macdonald is best known for his 4 year stint on Saturday Night Live where Chevy Chase noted he was the best anchor to ever grace the Weekend Update chair. Norm has starred in 2 movies, the cult classic Dirty Work and Billy Madison, where Norm played Adam’s best friend. His tour-de-force anti-comedy roast of Bob Saget became an instant classic, however it is still Norm’s stand-up which is his pure gift. His 2011 Comedy Special ‘Me Doing Stand Up’ was hailed by The Guardian as one of the best stand-up specials of all time and Comedy Central named him in their top 100 comedians of all time. Norm retires all material he has used on specials and guarantees that no two shows will ever be identical. Tickets start at $30.

Date: Saturday, Sept 17
Time: 7pm & 9:30pm
Place: Lumiere Ballroom – 999 N 2nd St

Rhythm, Blues & Funk Festival: This annual festival will feature Tom Hall and Love Jones “The Band.” Tickets are $10. Check out their facebook page for more info hopefully coming soon.

Date: September 17 & 18
Time: Sat: 8pm Sun: 2-8pm
Place: BBs Jazz & Blues – 700 S Broadway

Central

Taste of St. Louis: St. Louis’ best food event features the region’s best restaurants on 314 Hot Sauce Restaurant Row, a Stella Artois Chef Battle Royale Culinary Competition, the Goose Island School of Cooking Stage with live demos and culinary showcases, free national concerts and fashion shows, a Kids’ Kitchen, The ArtWalk, and The Marketplace. In addition to their regular menu selections, each restaurant offers two “Taste Bites” – smaller portions of their delectable cuisine – so patrons are able to experience even more delightful morsels during their time at the event. All restaurants take cash (many even take credit cards), and menu items usually range from $2 – $8. Live music Friday from 40oz To Freedom Sublime Tribute Band followed by headliner Reel Big Fish. Live music Saturday: Brian Bax & Matt Wynn, CJ Solar, and headliner Jerrod Niemann.

Date: Sept 16-18
Time: Fri: 4-10pm, Sat 11am-10pm, Sun: 11am-7pm
Place: Chesterfield Amphitheater

The Great Forest Park Balloon Glow & Race: This 44th annual race is the oldest and most well-attended free Hot-Air Balloon Event in the World. Enjoy the balloon glow on Friday evening followed by a fireworks show. Balloon Glow offers spectators a breathtaking view of inflated balloons lighted by their burners. Get up close and walk around the balloons. Refreshments and Food are available. On Saturday there will be live music, children’s entertainment, skydivers, the ‘hare’ balloon launch at 4:30pm followed by the ‘hounds’ launch at 4:45pm. The hare balloon will take off followed by 70 hound balloons. The balloon dropping a birdseed baggie closest to the lead balloon will be declared the winner.

Date: Sept 16 & 17
Time: Fri: 7-9:15pm, Sat: 12-6:30pm
Place: Forest Park Central Field

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Greentree Festival: Annual event for Kirkwood area residents that enhances community spirit and showcases the volunteer involvement of the residents and their non-profit organizations. We kick things off Friday night with the music of the Fabulous Motown Revue. The Kids’ Dog Show starts at 6pm and the Canine Frisbee Contest is at 7:30pm. Saturday is the parade at 10am at Kirkwood High School. There will also be the Greentree Book Fair, the Wine Garden, and the Folklife Festival. The classic car show is on Sunday and the Kirkwood Kup Sailboat Regatta is Sunday.

Date: Sept 16-18
Time: Fri: 5-10pm, Sat: 9am-7pm, Sun: 10am-5pm
Place: Kirkwood Park – Geyer & Adams

St. Louis Renaissance Festival: A long-standing event that brings you the adventure, excitement, and spirit of the Renaissance! Enjoy Jousting Knights on thundering steeds, artisans demonstrating period skills like blacksmithing and woodworking, 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. This week’s theme is Shamrocks & Shenanigans. There will be a Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day Celebration with Kilt Competition, Irish Dancers, Keg Toss, and a Food Drive. Adult admission: $15.95 in advance or $18.95 at gate. Children (5-12): $9.50 or $11.95 at gate.

Date: Sept 17 – Oct 16 (weekends)
Time: 10am-6pm
Place: Rotary Park – 2577 W Meyer Rd

Faust Heritage Festival: Faust Historic Village goes back to its roots for an old fashioned folk festival held exclusively in The Historic Village. The 19th century homes will be abuzz with period dressed staff and traditional arts and crafts such as blacksmithing, rope making, pottery firing and other historical arts and crafts demonstrated and available for purchase. Food vendors and hands on activities for children, including rope making, historic games and butter churning. Hay wagons carry visitors around the parking lots from the main entrance. Cost is $5/adult, $2/child (4-12), kids 3 and under are free.

Date: Sept 17 & 18
Time: 10am-5pm
Place: Faust Park – 15185 Olive Blvd

Old Webster Jazz & Blues Festival: One of the most family-friendly jazz festivals on the planet, the Old Webster Jazz & Blues Festival promises non-stop jazz and blues from two stages. This event showcases St. Louis’ most talented performers plus food and drink from area restaurants. Shades Of Blue Scott A.F.B. Band, Green McDonough Band, Anita Rosamond Band w/Special Guest Gene Dobbs Bradford, Webster University Jazz Ensemble: “Tribute To Verve Records”, Bach To The Future, Marquise Knox Blues Revue w/Special Guests, The Hipjaz Quintet, Matthew Von Doran Trio, Feyza Eren Band, Alan Oxenhandler, and TracerStreet plus entertainers to amuse spectators with face-painting, juggling and balloons. Bring your kids, strollers and lawn chairs. Free!

Date: Saturday, Sept 17
Time: 12-11pm
Place: downtown Webster Groves

ArborMeisters Homebrew + Craft Beer Festival: Fun festival where each homebrew includes at least one ingredient sourced from a tree! Enjoy these unique brews while enjoying the natural setting of Forest ReLeaf’s Communitree Gardens Nursery in Creve Coeur Park. All proceeds benefit Forest ReLeaf’s mission of “planting trees, enriching communities.” ArborMeisters also includes CommuniTree Gardens nursery tours, raffle prizes, Completely Sauced Food Truck with food for sale and additional food and beverages. Live music will be performed by local favorite, Duhart! Brewers include Urban Chestnut, Earthbound, Heavy Riff Brewing Company, Granite City, O’Fallon Brewery, GBS, STL Hops, St Louis Brews, Brewminati, Airdrop Brewing Company, Bergmann Vineyard, Little Hills Home Brew Club, St Charles Home Brew Club & more! Wine tastings will be provided by Villa Antonio Winery. Tickets are $30 in advance, $50 for VIP and $35 at the gate and includes a tasting glass, light snacks, water, and unlimited sampling.

Date: Saturday, Sept 17
Time: 1 – 5pm
Place: CommuniTree Gardens, Creve Coeur Park-2194 Creve Coeur Mill Rd

ZZ Top with special guest Gov’t Mule: One of the best rock bands of all time is performing in St. Louis this weekend. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, ZZ Top, has become known for its strong blues roots and humorous lyrical motifs. With classics including: “Legs,” “Sharp Dressed Man,” “Gimme All Your Lovin,” “Velcro Fly,” and more, you don’t want to miss this fun concert by a legendary band. Tickets start at $16.70 for lawn.

Date: Sunday, Sept 18
Time: 7:30pm
Place: Hollywood Casino Amphitheater

St. Charles

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MOSAICS, Missouri Festival of the Arts: Join more than 100 juried and invited artists at the 22nd annual MOSAICS along scenic historic Main Street in St. Charles, Missouri, next to the banks of the beautiful Missouri River. Artists selected by a distinguished panel of jurors will exhibit and sell original art work across a variety of mediums, including painting, clay, sculpture, photography, print making, pastels, drawing, wood, jewelry, metalwork, glass, art to wear and mixed media. This FREE Arts Festival is a family-friendly weekend event, with activities for everyone including fantastic art, great entertainment and the opportunity for children to create their own artwork. A Performance Stage will showcase a variety of performing artists from across the region offering traditional favorites and eclectic stylings. Blank Canvas Studios, Preferred Family Healthcare’s A.R.T.C. Program (Achieving Recovery Through Creativity), and Missouri Ballet Theatre are partnering with the MOSAICS for the 2016 Festival event, and these community organizations will participate with artist displays and information booths.

Date: Sept 16-18
Time: Fri: 4-9pm, Sat: 11am-9pm, Sun: 11am-5pm
Place: N Main St, St. Charles

Augusta’s Harvest Festival: The event will begin Thursday with a Pop-up Art Gallery at the American Legion Hall from 10am-4pm followed by a social with food and live music from 5-8pm. Enjoy “Picnic and Concert in the Vineyards” on Friday. Board a pumpkin wagon to a beautiful private estate and enjoy plein air artwork created that day, a silent auction/art sale, and port wine tasting. Following that, guests will claim their gourmet picnic basket and hay-bale table to enjoy a concert and picnic in the vineyard featuring the music of Michael Lacy and his New Orleans Swing Band, along with a special guest vocalist, Tobee Tyler. On Saturday, the harvest celebration will continue with many activities through-out the day, harvest specials at shops and restaurants, wineries, breweries, and more. On Sunday, from 11am-5pm, there will be an American Legion BBQ Pork Steak and Fried Chicken dinner featuring German potato salad and sides.

Date: Sept 15-18
Time: Thurs: 10am-8pm, Fri: 10am-9pm, Sat: 9am-6:30pm, Sun: 9am-3pm
Place: Augusta, MO

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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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