Monday, August 25, 2008

August 2008 Events

The Dog Days of Summer needn’t be boring or get you down.

Fri Aug 1 & Sat Aug 2
12 midnight
Midnight Brew & View: Sin City
Moolah Theatre
Starring: Jessica Alba, Mickey Rourke,Rosario Dawson,Bruce Willis,Clive Owen
Rating: R
Running Time: 124 Mins.
Hell of a way to end a partnership. A film that explores the dark and miserable town Basin City and tells the story of three different people, all caught up in the violent corruption of the city

Fri Aug 1 & Sat Aug 2
Last Shows of the Live ON/OFF the Levee Season
6 -10 pm each night

August 2
Concert Atlantic Starr @ President Casino

Sun Aug 3
3 – 6pm
Friends of Belas Artes present
“Mid Summer en Plein Air”
Wine & Cheese
Live Jazz Performance
Selected Plein Air Art Exhibit
1854 Russell Blvd, St. Louis MO 63104

Sun Aug 3
11 am
Marlissa Hudson, Lyric Coloratura Soprano Performance
Soloist for Ethical Society

Mon Aug 4 – Sun Aug 10
Last Muny Show of the Season
Fiddler on the Roof

Tue Aug 5
8 pm- Until the Last Vote is Counted!
Election Watch Party and Celebration of
Tishaura O. Jones, Candidate for State Representative
Park West Grille
2917 S. Jefferson
St. Louis, MO 63118
Located just South of Jefferson and Pestalozzi, across from the fire station.
The Fête Society unashamedly endorses Tishaura O. Jones as the Democrat nominee for the 63rd District State Representative. See you there.
She Won!

Fri Aug 8
5-10 pm
Rhythm & Blues: Meet us... Between 19th & 20th Streets on Washington Ave
Come enjoy the best St. Louis has to offer with ALIVE Magazine in one block for one day, including live music, DJs, cocktails, food, fashion, art & everything in between. Taste a multitude of different cuisines featuring F15teen and Onesto.
Get a sneak peek of what the Tudor Building's stretch of shopping real estate will be like once all of the spaces are snatched up as the stores are filled with boutiques and galleries such as Blush and Maxwell's.

Fri Aug 9
7 pm
Authors @ Your Library presents: E. Lynn Harris
Central Library (St. Louis City Public Library)
He will discuss his book Just Too Good To Be True

Sat Aug 9
8:30 - 10:30 am
Beginning Wayfinding at Columbia Bottom Conservation Area
Learn how to use this navigational tool through games and activities to help you find your way. This program is recommended for ages 8 and older. For more information contact the Missouri Department of Conservation at 314/877-6014 or visit
MDC website (

Sat Aug 9
6:00 - 11:00 pm
Second Saturday Night Fishing at Spanish Lake Park St. Louis County Parks
The park is open until 11:00 pm for late night fishing. Bring your pole, bait and lantern and fish until the wee hours. Fishing is only permitted from the bank. This FREE program is open to all ages. For more information contact St. Louis County Parks at 314/615-4386 or visit
St. Louis County Parks website (

Sat Aug 9
all day
Annual Great Stone Hill Grape Stomp
Hermann, Missouri Stone Hill Winery.Guests may stomp to the upbeat folk sounds of live music or sit on the hill and cheer for the stompers. Stompers are judged on the amount of juice produced and on 'stomping style,' which includes some wild and crazy costumes and stomping techniques. Cash prizes will be awarded to the winners of each age category.

Sat Aug 9
Toga Party
Metropolis St. Louis and Animal House Fund are throwing our first Toga Party at Lucas School House.
We are teaming up together to raise funds for our effort to support the City of St. Louis AND the homeless animals that need our help! Want to re-live your college days? Or if you've never been to a toga party, please come in your finest sheets to enjoy music, a complimentary cocktail from Pearl Vodka and win prizes in our toga contest! $20 admission.
T ickets will be available on, and through Lucas School House
(314) 621-6565.

Sun Aug 10
5:30 pm – 7:30pm
Carondelet Park
Near Loughborough & Interstate 55

Mon Aug11 – Sat Aug 16
Downtown Restaurant Week
Now in its fourth year, DRW has grown to 25 diverse and delicious destinations.
There are no passes to buy, coupons to carry or cards to punch - patrons simply attend the restaurant of their choice and select from a special 3-course dinner menu for $25 per person, plus tip, plus tax.
Visit the website to get a list of participating restaurants.

Wed Aug 13
6 pm
Missouri Botanic Gardens Young Friends Night at the Whitaker Festival
Last night of the Festival

Tue Aug 19
5:30 - 9:00 pm
River City Professionals Happy Hour
Moulin Events and Meetings - 2017 Chouteau August Happy Hour: RCP turns 6 this month and to celebrate, we are heading to Moulin, the beautiful event space just below Vin De Set! And as we have for the past few years, we are encouraging our guests to bring school supplies to benefit KidSmart! For a list of needed supplies, visit online at Afterwards, be sure and head up to Vin De Set for dinner and enjoy the amazing rooftop view!
Special guest Randy Grimm, Stray Rescue
RSVP by Friday, August 15th

Thu Aug 21
4:30 – 8:30 pm
National Black MBA Association is hosting a Network-Mix and Mingle Hour
Bailey's Chocolate Bar
Lafayette Square - 1915 Park Avenue-
Saint Louis, MO 63104
If you need additional information please contact 314-324-6683.

Sat Aug 23
all day and night
The Lot Music Festival
We invite you to enjoy local bands, Schlafly beer and dazzling performances along with a variety of booths and displays from local businesses and nonprofits as a part of our mission to promote the City of St. Louis. The Lot is a free outdoor festival that attracted over 2,500 people last year, so come check out local bands and entertainment at the Schlafly Tap Room parking lot. How You Can Help! Sponsors We are currently seeking sponsors. Last year’s festival drew over 2,500 people. Sponsors will be included in promotional material, media mentions including 105.7 and RFT and more, and will receive booth space at the festival. Contact if you are interested in booth space or becoming a sponsor. Volunteers If you would like to volunteer for the festival, contact

Volunteers STILL neededed. Contact them. Pour Beer, drink for free! (21 & up only).

Sat Aug 23
6 – 9 pm
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri Grand Opening
Live Music and Family Fun
Open to the Public
Celebrate Mentorship and Community
501 North Grand

Sat Aug 23 – Sun Aug 24
All day
Festival of Nations @ Tower Grove Park

Tue Aug 26
Twilight Tuesdays is Back! How could I forget?
6:30 pm
Liverpool Legends

Wed Aug 27
Jammin' at the Zoo 2008, part II
Second Installment of the Best Summer Fun
Wine and Beer Tasting and 3 Musical Stages
Entertainment includes Kim Massie, Lamar Harris and CoCo Soul

Free for Zoo members and a guest, $10 for non-members (and it is worth every penny).


Fri Aug 29
"This One's for You"
Soulard Art Market and Contemporary Art Museum

Sat Aug 30 – Sun Aug 31
Piasa Winery
Saturday: Chris Voelker
Sunday, August 31st: Matt Livasy
You KNOW you don't have to work on Monday! So come enjoy our live entertainment and great wine and beer selection this weekend!
211 W. Main St., Grafton, IL 62037
(618) 786-WINE

Sat Aug 30 – Sept 1
St. Nicholas Greek Festival
Saturday and Sunday: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Monday: 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church at Forest Park Parkway and Kingshighway Free Admission

Sat Aug 30 – Sept 1
Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Monday: 10:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission (ages 13–64)$10; Seniors (ages 65+)$7; Children (ages 3–12)$3; Garden members
$3; (free for members' children 3–12) Tea Ceremony tickets are $15 per person. Click here for additional Tea Ceremony information.

~On Going all Month ~

Whitaker Jazz Festival at the Missouri Botanical Gardens
Wednesdays in August, ends August 13

Jungle Boogie @ the Zoo
every Friday night 5pm - 8pm
May - August
Free concerts and extended Zoo hours.
Perfect for the whole family.

Movies in the Park in Spanish Lake Park
Saturdays: Aug 2, 9, 16 & 23 at 8:30 pm
This new, free, fun event for families is sponsored by the Spanish Lake Community Association and St. Louis County Parks. For more information contact St. Louis County Parks at 314/355-7374 or visit St. Louis County Parks website (

Missouri History Museum
Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays various events (photo available)

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 Mornings

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