Wednesday, July 09, 2008

July 2008 Events

Fri July 4
Kickoff Fair St. Louis and Live OFF the Levee Concerts
free Concerts throughout the month & August

Sat July 5

Watch Anthony Hamilton. After the concert, join the Leadership Giving Initiative for an after-hour party with drink specials at Skybox Sports Bar & Grill (800 N. Third St. -- Laclede’s Landing).*
$10 entrance fee will benefit the United Way.
Party starts at 10 p.m.
Let us know if you plan to attend by e-mailing
Orvin Kimbrough.

Tue July 8
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Habitat Friends Happy Hour
Araka in Clayton
There will be reserved tables, appetizers, raffles, and of course GREAT drink specials!
If you have any questions or you would like to attend please contact:Annie Scharenberg314-371-0400

Wed July 9
7 - 8:30 pm
Authors @ Your Library presents: Vickie Stringer
Carpenter Branch Library (3309 S Grand)
Vickie Stringer will read from and sign her new book, Still Dirty, the sequel to Dirty Red. Vickie Stringer is the publisher of Triple Crown Publications, one of the most successful African-American book publishers in the country and abroad. She has been featured in many magazines and newspapers such as The New York Times, Newsweek, Essence, and Black Enterprise. She lives in Columbus, Ohio, with her two children. Books for sale courtesy of Left Bank Books.

Thu July 10
6:30 pm - 11 pm
Dogs & Suds Fashion Show
Kemp Auto Museum (16955 Chesterfield Airport Rd)
Join host Tony La Russa for a barking good time while benefiting St. Louis Area Rescue Organizations.
Sponsored by ALIVE Magazine.
Tickets $75
For more information call (636) 938-1238

Thu July 10
9 pm
Sol Lounge-We Love House Summer Series
(I LOVE House Music!!!)

4241 Lindell

Fri July 11
5:30 pm - 2 am
The Official Red Carpet Event After Party
Place: Bentley/Lamborghini/Maserati STL (Chesterfield, MO)
Presented by ALIVE Magazine

Fri July 11

6:00 - 11:00 p.m.
Downtown Maplewood

Expect the unexpected! Watch St. Louis' top artists create LIVE and have the opportunity to buy their work. There will also be belly dancing, dream interpretation, spinning tops, face painting, live music, DJs, dancing, gallery openings, a fire-shooting ice cream truck and much more! Your favorite destination restaurants such as Maya Café and Schlafly Bottleworks will offer French influenced food and drink. Is there a better way to spend a summer evening? Visit for more information.
Admission is free.

Soulard Celebrates Bastille Day & French Heritage July 11 -13

Fri July 11
6:00 pm
A farewell gathering at the corner of Russell and Menard for Queen Marie Antoinette & King Louis. Gather at Joanie’s, Johnny’s or The Bastille to send the King and Queen off to their dreaded fate.

6:30 pm
Walking street parade with marching crewes and royalty, led by “Joia” percussion group storming the streets of Soulard, gathering the mob for the beheading of King Louis & Queen Marie Antoinette.

7:00 pm
Mock beheading of the King & Queen in front of Nadine’s at 12th and Allen.

Sat July 12
8:00 am
Flea market to be held in Soulard Market Park, featuring a variety of art, handmade jewelry & clothing, and other items—up to 75 booths.

Free live music with “The Alley Mutts”

Noon to 4:00 p.m.
BBQ & Beer booths available.

Sun July 13
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The 21st Annual “Tour de Soulard” bike race through the streets of Soulard. The race is sanctioned by the United States Cycling Federation.

Sat July 12
2:00 - 2:30 pm
Gallery Talks with Master William M. Boyd, III
Missouri History Museum (Forest Park)
Topic: Creoles of the Louisana Territory

Sat July 12
Concert Amel
Larrieux @ President Casino

Sun July 13th
1pm to 4pm
Art from the East - Slide Show Presentation
Belas Artes Art Gallery
1854 Russell Blvd., St. Louis MO 63104

July 17-19
Marlissa Hudson, Lyric Coloratura Soprano Performances
Times TBA
Soloist for Nothing Like a Dame

The Schlafly Tap Room
Fri July 18 - Sat July 19
Friday, July 18
5:00 p.m.-Midnight

Saturday, July 19
5:00 p.m.-Midnight
Both days include entertainment and great Belgian Beer!

Sat July 19
4:00 pm
Cafe Eau & Patio (Chase Park Hotel)
Featuring Pearl Vodka Drink Specials and Live Calypso Music
A portion of all beverage sales will be donated to The Foundation for Children with Cancer. Bring your thirst for most excellent liquids and a smooth island time.
Sun July 20
National Ice Cream Day
noon - 9pm
Serendipity Ice Cream
8130 Big Bend (Webster Groves)
Free Admission
Ice cream Specials, live music, hula-hoop contest, & paper rock scissors tournament.
Tue July 22
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Metropolis Wine Club
Art St. Louis Gallery, 555 Washington Ave
Jammin' at the Zoo 2008
6 - 10 pm
This is the MUST ATTEND event of the summer
Enjoy Wine and Beer Tasting and 3 Music StagesEntertainment include DJ Needles, Matt Murphy, and Tiny Cows
Cost: Free for Zoo Members and a guest; $10 for non-members
Free parking
The Young Zoo Friends host a summer party lakeside in the center of the Zoo, with free wine and beer tasting from 6-8 p.m. (while supplies last) and live entertainment all evening. Food and beverages will be available for purchase throughout the evening. No reservations are needed. Ages 21 and up only. Sponsored by Toyota, Major Brands, Anheuser-Busch, Inc., Y98 FM and Riverfront Times.
More information: 314/646-4771 or
Fri July 25
6 -10 pm
Playground of the Ridiculus
The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
3750 Washington
Free Admission
$1 Bud Select
Sat July 26
9 pm
Indecent Exposure to Cars: The Story of the World Naked Bike Ride
The Community Arts and Media Project Center - 3022A Cherokee St.
This is a public screening of a documentary is about Naked Cycling and is a kickoff for an upcoming naked cycling event here is st louis. Asking for donations.
Families and children are welcome. Go figure.
Sat July 26
Concert Chrisette Michelle @ President Casino
Thu July 31
7 - 11pm
Soulard Twilight Cinema - Knocked Up
The movie Knocked Up will be playing in Soulard Market Park beginning at dusk but get your seats when the gates open at 7 p.m. A
dmission is free. You may bring lawn chairs and blankets. No coolers or outside food allowed. Food and beverages available through the Soulard Safety Program, cash only. Enjoy the free popcorn. No minors, the movie is rated R.
Ongoing - All Month

Whitaker Jazz Festival at the Missouri Botanical Gardens at the Cohen Amphitheater
Wednesdays in June
Free admission after 5 p.m.
All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m.
Picnicking is allowed on these nights, so concertgoers are invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and picnic suppers to enjoy.
Food and drink may also be purchased.
The Children’s Garden is free on Whitaker Wednesdays from 5 to 7 p.m.

Grooveback Wednesdays
Wednesdays in July
Doors open at 7 pm
Posh (in the Central West End)
Free admission; $3 Martinis until 9 pm, then DJ Needles Spins

Whitaker Urban Evenings Series
Thursdays in July
7 - 9:30 pm
Until July 24
Free family Concerts
St. Louis Place Park (corner of St. Louis Ave and Rauschenbach in Old North St. Louis)

St. Louis Zoo Presents the US Cellular Jungle Boogie Concert Series
Fridays in July
5:00 – 7:00 pm
"Cha-cha" with the cheetahs, "salsa" with the sea lions or "two-step" with the tigers at Jungle Boogie, the Zoo's Friday Night concert series for the whole family.
Central Plaza
Free admission, Free Parking

Dinoroarus Exhibit at the St. Louis Zoo
Open April 18 through September 1, 2008
Step back in time to see roaring, spitting, moving dinosaurs in this one-of-a-kind walk-through exhibit.
Admission is $1.50 for Zoo Friends members and $3 for non-members. Children under two are free.

Niki Exhibit - Colorful, Playful Mosaic Sculptures by Niki De Saint Phalle at the Missouri Botanical Garden
Open April 27 - October 31, 2008
Visit the Garden for Free on Wednesday Morning

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