STL Weekend Events: August 24-27

Jessica
91 days ago.

The St. Louis Weekend Events Guide for Thursday, August 24th through Sunday, August 27th, 2017 features St. Louis Cardinals, Festival of Nations, Fringe Festival, Race for the Rivers Festival, UniverSoul Circus, Shrimp Boil, Food Truck Frolic, and more.

DOWNTOWN

UniverSoul Circus: UniverSoul connects with progressive, upwardly mobile, urban pop cultures from around the world. It embraces and celebrates the unique and familiar aspects of global cultures and ethnicities into a stellar production that blends circus arts, theater and music. Get ready for electrifying, edge-of-your-seat performances, including extreme motorsports, mind-bending acrobats, free-flying aerial acts and much more.

Date: August 24-August 28
Time: Times vary
Place:1111 N. Broadway – by the Dome

St. Louis Cardinals: The Cardinals end the Padres series on Thursday and follow it up with the Tampa Bay Rays over the weekend. Giveaways for the weekend games include a Mystery Hall Of Fame Manager Bobblehead on Friday night, Edward Jones Hall of Fame Canvas Print on Saturday, and Mike Shannon Talking Alarm Clock on Sunday.

Date: August 24-27
Time: Thurs: 6:15pm, Fri: 7:15pm, Sat: 6:15pm, Sun: 1:15pm
Place: Busch Stadium

Blues Cruise: w/ Big Mike Aguirre & The Blue City All-Stars: Begin your weekend wind-down a little early while enjoying live blues music as you cruise the Mississippi River aboard a historic riverboat, taking in the scenic city skyline. Adults: $22

Date: Thursday, August 24
Time: 8pm
Place: Gateway Arch Riverboat

Blues at the Arch:Free Friday Blues concerts at the North Gateway Grounds by Eads Bridge. Friday’s performers include Marquise Knox, who has performed with blues legends B.B. King, Pinetop Perkins, and David “Honeyboy” Edwards. Also performing is 2008 Jackson, Mississippi Music Award recipient for Male Vocalist of the Year and 2009 Mississippi Music Awards Entertainer of the Year, Dexter Allen.

Date: Friday, August 25
Time: 6pm
Place: Gateway Arch Grounds – near Eads Bridge

Trailer Park Boys: A F**CKED UP EVENING WITH TRAILER PARK BOYS featuring Ricky, Julian, Bubbles, Randy & Mr. Lahey live on stage! What’s supposed to be an intimate evening with the Trailer Park Boys quickly goes off the rails when, after escaping arrest for ‘a simple misunderstanding’, the boys realize they have limited time to party before the cops inevitably track them down. Under pressure to pack as much partying as possible into the evening, expect the boys to be at their drunkest, highest and greasiest for a hilarious night you’ll never forget! Tickets start at $31.50.

Date: Sunday, August 27
Time: 7:30pm
Place: Peabody Opera House – 1400 Market St

Bissinger’s, Bourbon + BBQ:taste more than 100 Bourbons, Bissinger’s Chocolate Pairings with Chief Chocolatier Dave Owens and BBQ by Executive Chef Nicholas Miller. GA tickets are $40 and include: Commemorative Tasting Glass, Three-Hour Premium Open Bar, Bissingers Bourbon Inspired Signature Cocktails, BBQ Food Stations with a Pig Roast on the Terrace, and Live Music by The Root Diggers & Stephen Paul.

Date: Sunday, August 27
Time: 1-4pm
Place: Bissinger’s – 1600 N Broadway

CENTRAL

Fringe Festival: A 7-day alternative festival that spreads through multiple venues at Grand Center and beyond that celebrates the arts. Cabaret, visual arts, duets, arielists, comedians, improv, one-man folk operetta, dance, and so much more. Ticket prices vary based on events. There will be an opening night party in Strauss Park on August 17th at 7pm. Enjoy a Family Day on Saturday, August 19th hosted by Laura Gibbons and a Tiny Totem Parade led by Artica.

Date: August 17-25
Time: Times vary
Place: Grand Center & beyond

An Under Cover Weekend: 3 nights. 3 decades. 15 bands. An annual concert series that features original local bands, not cover bands, performing secret tribute sets. Three iconic decades over three nights — the 80’s, 90’s, and 00’s with tribute sets of iconic musicians including Michael Jackson, Madonna, Stevie Nicks, Lauryn Hill, Outkast, Counting Crows, Justin Timberlake, Erykah Badu, Amy Winehouse, and more. Tickets are $12 per show or get a 3-day pass for $30.

Date: August 24-26
Time:7:45pm
Place: Delmar Hall – 6133 Delmar Blvd

Celebrate Wildwood: Enjoy an art festival, craft beer tasting, wine garden, wine & food tastings, live music by Teddy McCready, Back Street Cruisers and Midnight Piano Band, a parade, kids activities including bounce house and pony rides, a farmer’s market, and fireworks to end the evening at 9:15pm.

Date: August 25 & 26
Time: Fri: 5-10pm, Sat: 8:30am-9:30pm
Place: Wildwood Town Center – Main St

Summer Shrimp Boil with Schlafly: Look forward to a family-style dinner on the patio, live music by The Last in Line, beer samplings, and giveaways! The shrimp boil dinner will feature shrimp, andouille sausage, potatoes, peppers, onions, and corn, and will be served with corn bread muffins, and peach crisp with crumb topping for dessert. Schlafly’s tasting table will include samples of the following beer varieties: Oktoberfest, Grapefruit IPA, Summer Lager, White Lager, Kolsch, and Expo IPA. Get excited for a raffle featuring both Schlafly and Boathouse prizes! $45/person.

Date: Friday, August 25
Time: 7pm
Place: The Boathouse in Forest Park – 6101 Government Dr

A Serenade by Brian McKnight & Ginuwine: A star-studded benefit featuring the smooth sounds of 16-time GRAMMY nominated singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Brian McKnight and Soul Train Music Award Winner Ginuwine. In addition to the great entertainment, funds support a vital cause, Mathews-Dickey’s strategic efforts to Build Together, Win Together by creating community alliances to close the achievement gap among young people through scholar-athletics. The evening kicks off at 7pm with a crisp one-hour awards show named in honor of the organization’s Co-Founder Martin Luther Mathews. There, everyone is invited to celebrate the achievements of high-performing young people, dedicated volunteers and generous members of the community and hear from CEO Wendell Covington, Jr. Then, it’s time for an unforgettable serenade featuring two chart-topping R&B artists.

Date: August 26
Time: 7pm
Place: The Fox – 527 N Grand

Festival of Nations:Join us in Tower Grove Park for the region’s premier multicultural celebration, featuring over 40 ethnic food booths, non-stop dance and music, arts and crafts, and an international bazaar with unique gifts from around the world. Admission is free.

Date: August 26 & 27
Time: Sat: 10am-6pm, Sun: 10am-7pm
Place: Tower Grove Park

Zac Brown Band: Country music band and CMT and Grammy Award winners are makign a stop in St. Louis on their Welcome Home 2017 Tour. The band has tons of hit songs including: “Chicken Fried,” “Toes,” “Highway 20 Ride,” “Free,” “As She’s Walking Away,” “Colder Weather,” “Knee Deep,” “Keep Me in Mind,” “Goodbye in Her Eyes,” “Sweet Annie,” “Homegrown. They have won multiple CMT Awards including Best Breakthrough Video and Vocal Group of the Year and Grammy Awards for Best New Artist and Best Country Album. The openers are Darrell Scott and Caroline Jones. Tickets start at $34.75.

Date: Sunday, August 27
Time: 7pm
Place: Hollywood Casino Amphitheater

ST. CHARLES

Food Truck Frolic & Movie Night: Enjoy a movie under the stars and delicious food from local food trucks. This Friday’s movie is: Captain Underpants. Movie begins at twilight. Food trucks include: Thai Jasmine, Slice of the Hill, Steak Louie, Sarah’s Cake Stop, Blues Wood Fired Pizza, My Big Fat Greek Truck, Yo! Salsa, Zia’s, STLBLT, Shamrock’s, St. Louis Kettlecorn, St. Louisiana Q, Kona Ice, Locoz Tacoz, and Chris’ Smokehouse

Date: Friday, August 25
Time: 5pm
Place: St. Charles Community College

Arts & Literary Festival: This free festival will feature regional authors, poets, and book illustrators, as well as local artists, vendors, and musicians. If you enjoy reading, artwork, poetry, or anything to do with the written word, you’ll want to spend the whole day at the Arts and Literary Festival! The speaking engagements, vendors, and music are appropriate for all ages to enjoy.

Date: Saturday, August 26
Time: 10am – 5pm
Place: Foundry Art Centre- 520 N Main Center

Outdoor Days: A free annual event with an array of diverse outdoor activities with a special emphasis on Camping. Camping themed activities, programs, display interaction, demonstrations, and shows including: Casting Activities with Inflatable Ponds, Pools, “Backyard Bass”, and “Bass Buckets”, Daisy Inflatable Shooting Ranges 4-H National Shooting Sports & Western Heritage, Aquarium Viewing Pools, Turtle Pond Wishing Wells, Bank Fishing, Bow Fishing, and Fly Fishing Lessons by MDC and Bass Pro Shops Professional Anglers, Kayaking, Paddle Boarding, and Canoeing, 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, Live Animals; Owls/Hawks/Salamanders/Newts/Frogs/Snakes/Alligators, Bass Pro Shops NASCAR #14 Show Car and Trailer, Japanese Gyotaku, and much more!

Date: Saturday, August 26
Time: 10am – 4pm
Place: Frontier Park – St. Charles

Boogie Stomp!: Boogie Stomp! tells the largely untold tale of boogie woogie and how it has shaped popular American music. If you love blues, jazz, swing, stride, rhythm and blues, and/or rock and roll, then you’ll love Boogie Stomp. Performers include Arthur Migliazza and Bob Baldori. GA tickets are $30 or go VIP for $100 and get prime seating, a CD of the show, and an “Afterglow” meet and greet with the artists.

Date: Friday, August 25
Time: 6pm
Place: Foundry Art Centre – 520 N Main Center

Race for the Rivers & Festival: Race 20 or 40 miles down the Missouri River by canoe, kayak, or SUP. races give paddlers the. Bicycle down a beautiful 35 mile stretch over and alongside the Missouri River on the Katy Trail, from Washington to St. Charles. Afterwards, enjoy great food, live music and fun activities that highlight easy ways to encourage and enjoy healthy rivers. This event provides the opportunity to actively promote clean water education, restoration and recreation.

Date: Saturday, August 26
Time: race: 9AM, ride: 9:30am, festival: 11am-5pm
Place: Frontier Park

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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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