STL Weekend Events: November 17-20

Jessica
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Events Happening Around The St. Louis Area During The Weekend of November 17-20, 2016

We’ve put together a handy guide full of events happening around the St. Louis area for the weekend of November 17-20, 2016.

Here at RealLifeSTL we want you to enjoy all that this great city of St. Louis has to offer. We’ve broken down the events by general areas for the region.

Downtown

Pub Crawl for Pups: A pub crawl where all proceeds got to Stray Rescue of St. Louis. Tickets are $15 and include free cover charges and special drink prices at participating bars! Buy a drink at every bar and receive an esteemed Pub Crawl for Pups medal! Pub crawlers are encouraged to wear animal themed attire. Participating Pubs: 1860 Saloon, Carsons, Llewellyn’s, and Nadine’s. And in case you hadn’t heard, there was a distemper outbreak at the Stray Rescue. It has been fatal for multiple dogs and they have had to stop taking in rescues. They need your help now more than ever to get the remaining dogs healed and open back up to take in more homeless animals who deserve a warm, loving home.

Date: Friday, Nov 18
Time: 7pm
Place: Soulard

Anheuser-Busch Brewery Lights:The brewery offers walking tours through thousands of holiday lights, plus opportunities to take photos with the Clydesdales, free drinks along the tour, and S’mores. Visitors can drive by the historic Brew House, the Clydesdales stable, Bevo packaging facility, and along Pestalozzi St. to check out the holiday lights as well.

Date: November 17-January 1
Time: 5-10pm
Place: Anheuser-Busch Brewery-1200 Lynch St

ALS Association Ice Bucket Bash: A “super-cool” party on ice. Watch six notable St. Louisans take the Ice Bucket Challenge live on stage at this fun-filled, ice-themed party: Jim Kavanaugh, CEO and Co-Founder, World Wide Technology, Inc., Kristen Sorth, Director, St. Louis County Library, Ben Poremba, Executive Chef and Owner, Bengelina Hospitality Group, Kelly Chase, Former St. Louis Blues Hockey Player, KMOX Radio Analyst, Sarah Haskins, Professional Triathlete, Iron Man and Olympian, and Dennis Jenkerson, Fire Department Chief, City of St. Louis. Special guest: NHL Legend Brett Hull and Emcee: Paul Cook, CBS Radio Personality Y98/KMOX. Guests will enjoy signature cocktails from the ice bar, along with a delicious 3-course meal suitable for any ice queen or king. Tickets are $150 for individuals, $1,500 per table. All funds raised from this event will go to The ALS Association St. Louis Regional Chapter to help people with ALS and their families live life to the fullest.

Date: Friday, November 18
Time: 6:45pm
Place: Palladium Saint Louis-1400 N Park Pl

Festival of Lights: It is part of Christmas in St. Louis and features the Salvation Army Tree of Lights located in Aloe Plaza. The opening day is November 19th from 3:30-6:30pm. There will be performances by Salvation Army Brass Band, carols sung by the St. Louis Carols Association, ice skaters performing ‘Nutcracker On Ice,” carriage rides, the tree lighting ceremony, fireworks, a surprise from the STLMPD Polar Cops truck, and more.

Date: Saturday, Nov 19
Time: 3:30pm
Place: Aloe Plaza & Union Station

Blues vs Predators: The Blues take on the Nashville Predators at home this Saturday. This week’s game theme is ‘Stache Bash. Come out to the game and celebrate the Stache’. Grow one or stick one on to show your support for the mustache and its ability to generate conversation about men’s health. Purchase limited edition mustache pucks autographed by current Blues players. Pucks will be wrapped in foil to conceal the signature. Fans then choose their puck(s) at random. A limited amount of pucks will be sold for $40 each to benefit The American Cancer Society.

Date: Saturday, Nov 19
Time: 7pm
Place: Scottrade Center

Rock ‘n Roll For Refuge: The Covering House, a nonprofit organization which offers refuge and restoration for sexually exploited and trafficked children and teens, providing safety, dignity, and freedom, will be hosting a fundraising event with live music performed by Arvell & Company, heavy appetizers, photo booth, open bar(7-10pm), and silent auction with items such as a “Wheelbarrow of Booze,” Laurie Solet Shopping Party, a foursome for The Covering House Golf Tournament in March, a wine tasting party, and much more. General admission tickets are $75 each or 2 tickets for $130. VIP tickets are also available for $100 each. All proceeds from the event will help The Covering House expands its services in 2017.

Date: Saturday, Nov 19
Time: 7-11pm
Place: Old Rock House-1200 S 7th

Central

Fair Trade Market: This market, now in it’s 14 year, is one of the largest of its kind offering thousands of handmade items with an average price of $20, live entertainment and food. This market is designed to transport shoppers around the world with international entertainment and a selection of items from more than 50 countries. None generated in sweatshops or in violation of fair labor practices and all with good environmental practices in mind. By choosing Fair Trade products, you are making a difference for farmers, artisans, and their communities worldwide.

Date: Nov 19 & 20
Time: 9am-3pm
Place: Manchester United Methodist Church-129 Woods Mills Rd

St. Louis Weekend Events Guide for November 17-20, 2016

Garden Glow: The Botanical Garden’s annual light display features hundreds of thousands of lights which transform the Climatron, Kaeser Memorial Maze, Central Axis, Tower Grove House and other iconic Garden locations into a winter wonderland. In addition to the lights, Garden Glow includes expanded installations, more family photo opps, specially priced Family Nights, and Dine & Glow, a fixed-price menu of comfort foods served in Sassafras until 8pm. It’s $16 for adults and $10 for children (Sun-Thurs) and $18 adults (Fri & Sat).

Date: November 19-January 1
Time: 5-10pm
Place: Missouri Botanical Garden-4344 Shaw Blvd

Unique Boutique: This popular annual community event and school fundraiser features quality, one-of-a-kind gifts, jewelry, fine art and handcrafted items offered by more than four dozen locally and nationally known artisans. Proceeds go to further enrich the JBS educational experience. Admission is $5 at the door.

Date: November 19 & 20
Time: 10am-4pm
Place: John Burroughs School-755 S Price Rd

Downtown Kirkwood Holiday Walk: Enjoy holiday shopping, free entertainment, refreshments, children’s activities, and a meet and greet with Santa, holiday stories from Mrs. Claus, perforamnces by the Lucille Rapp Tumblers and The Statesmen Singers. Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive by Amtrak train. Guests can enjoy a free ride around historic downtown Kirkwood on the Holiday Trolley. Youth in Action (YIA) a nonprofit community service organization, will be accepting donations for Make-A-Wish Foundation at the train station, delicious cookies from McArthur’s Bakery and hot chocolate will be available. Kirkwood Kiwanis will also be serving free grilled hot dogs near the historic Kirkwood Train Station. At Kirkwood Farmers’ Market, the Gingerbread Shoppe and Christmas Tree Lot will sample their special holiday candies and baked goods and offer a preview of their natural decorations and Christmas trees.

Date: Saturday, November 19
Time: 9:30am
Place: Downtown – E Argonne

The Bon Bons Burlesque Buffet: Celebrate Thanksgiving with a ridiculous romp hosted by Lola Van Ella! Join The Bon-Bons for three amazing courses of food-themed fun. It’s going to be messy. It’s going to be crazy. It’s going to be the best buffet of all time! PLUS, feast on fresh sushi from a living art display featuring Eevee Minx Monroe and homemade boozy cupcakes for sale. Bring two or more non-perishable food items to donate to a local food pantry and receive $2 off admission! Tickets are $15.

Date: Saturday, Nov 19
Time: 8pm
Place: 2720 Cherokee

Operation Food Search 18th Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser: The 18th annual “EMPTY BOWLS” event was created to recognize National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week. Ceramic bowls are handcrafted by artists, students and friends of Operation Food Search. When this artwork is sold and used at home, the messaging behind the bowl reminds them that someone’s bowl is empty and their efforts helped fill it.

Date: November 18 & 19
Time: Fri: 10am-7pm, Sat: 10am-5pm
Place: Plaza Frontenac-1701 S Lindbergh Blvd

Jingle Bell Run: The largest holiday-themed 5K presented by the Arthritis Foundation takes place this weekend in St. Louis. Help join the movement and get in the holiday spirit! Tie jingle bells to your shoes, dress up in holiday attire, ugly holiday sweater, holiday jammies, whatever makes you smile, and complete a 5-kilometer run or walk with your team members, spreading smiles, good cheer and a winning spirit. There will be coffee from McDonald’s and pancakes and sausage from Chris Cakes.

Date: Sunday, Nov 20
Time: 8am
Place: Hollywood Casino

FAME: Presented by Turnaround Artists, this beloved musical is a full-throttle journey traversing the struggles, fears, and triumphs of young artists navigating the worlds of dance, music, and theatre. Conceived from the unforgettable Academy Award-winning film and subsequent Emmy Award-winning television series, this unmistakable title has been brilliantly transformed into riveting musical theatre. Tickets start at $49.

Date: Sunday, Nov 20
Time: 4pm
Place: Touhill Performing Arts Center-1 University Blvd

St. Charles

Treasure Chest’s Holiday & Craft Expo: A unique holiday shopping extravaganza with over 200 booths filled with one-of-a-kind Arts and Crafts, unique Gift items, Gourmet Goodies, Home Decor and everyone’s favorite product vendors. On Sunday from 10am-1pm, enjoy Chris Cakes of St. Louis serving their famous pancake and sausage breakfast. Bring the family out for shopping and pancakes. Breakfast tickets will be sold all three days for just $3 per person. Admission and parking are free.

Date: November 18-20
Time: Fri: 1-6pm, Sat: 9am-6pm, Sun: 10am-4pm
Place: St. Charles Convention Center

St. Louis Ambush: The Ambush Home Opener vs the Tacoma Stars is this Saturday. Come out and cheer on St. Louis’ indoor professional soccer team. The Ambush enter this season with a retooled roster & new ownership. Head Coach Tony Glavin has put his mark on the Ambush heading into this season, utilizing young talent to help reshape the Ambush franchise. Tickets start at $18.

Date: Saturday, Nov 19
Time: 7:05pm
Place: St. Charles Family Arena

Sentimental Journey Holiday Concert: Come join in the holiday spirit with the Sentimental Journey Dance Band at the Foundry Art Centre. Known as one of the best big bands in the Midwest, the Sentimental Journey Dance Band is sure to get you in the dancing mood with their wide range of classic music “from the 40’s to the Present,” along with a number of your holiday favorites. With over 30 years of experience, they are sure to put on a performance you do not want to miss. Tickets are $20.

Date: Saturday, Nov 19
Time: 7-11pm
Place: Foundry Art Centre-520 N Main

Illinois

Holiday Open House & Christmas Tree Lot Opening: Kick off the holiday season with us during our Holiday Open House. Fun for the whole family begins at 5:30pm with plenty of samples, wine tastings, live music and more! Our culinary team will share recipes and tips for easy entertaining during the holidays. Register to win our signature holiday gift baskets. Start your holiday season off with fun ideas and delicious foods from Eckert’s Country Store. The Christmas Tree lot opens on Saturday at 9am. Come on down and beat the rush!

Date: Thursday, November 17
Time: 5:30-8:30pm
Place: Eckert’s – 951 S Greenmount

For more info on Holiday Light Displays in St. Louis, check here.

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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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