Friday, September 12, 2008

September 2008 Events

It's Fall, Y'all!

Mon Sept 1
St. Nicholas Greek Festival
11 a.m.-8 p.m.
St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church at Forest Park Parkway and Kingshighway
Free Admission

Mon Sept 1
Japanese Festival
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.

Mon Sept 1
Dinoroarus Exhibit at the St. Louis Zoo – Last Day
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.

Fri Sept 5
5:00 – 8:00 pm
Happy Hour and School Supply Drive to Benefit
Drink Specials: $2 Domestics, 2-for-1 Martinis

Fri Sept 5 - Sun Sept 7
St. Louis Art Fair
Drawing you to art for the past 15 years, the Saint Louis Art Fair returns September 5th, 6th, and 7th in the heart of Clayton.

Fri Sept 5 - Sun Sept 7
Art Outside
Schlafly Bottleworks (Maplewood Location)

Sat Sept 6
2 – 7 pm
City of Berkeley Music Festival
Jackson Park

Sat Sept 6
7 - 10 pm
Stray Rescue Miracle Million Series Sponsored by Blu City Spaces
2320 Pine Street, Downtown
Help Stray Rescue raise $1 million, so we can open our new shelter before winter! Join Stray Rescue supporter Barret Jackman and other St. Louis Blues players for an evening of live music by acoustic guitarist Cory Wilson in the style of Jack Johnson, Dave Matthews, Coldplay, Sublime and more.
Concert is free. Fantastic food and beverages available from Vin de Set.
For more info visit or RSVP on Facebook.
Sun Sept 9
5-9 pm
Silent Art Auction
Portfolio Gallery
3514 Delmar St. Louis, MO

Thu Sept 11
7:15 pm
Habitat Night at the Ballpark!!
Busch Stadium
Come join all of your favorite Habitat staff and volunteers as they cheer on the St. Louis Cardinals battle it out with their rival team the Chicago Cubs!! Come have a GREAT time and at the same time, support a GREAT cause!!
If you are interested in buying tickets please
Click Here.
If you would like more information on the event please contact Annie at

Fri Sept 12
5 - 10pm
The Contemporary's Opening Night
Contemporary Art Museum
The Contemporary invites you to an Opening Night like no other! The Contemporary’s fall exhibitions, Lutz Bacher: Spill and Aïda Ruilova: The Singles 1999 – Now, open with fanfare and a chance to meet the artists.
It will mark the kick-off for the Contemporary’s 5th Anniversary Season and the beginning of 5 weeks of free admission.
Free Admission & Complimentary Valet Visit:

Sat Sept 13
9:00 a.m.
Clean-up on the Confluence
Volunteers are welcome and needed
Meet at the boat ramp at
Columbia Bottom Conservation Area.
On Riverview Dr, approx 3 miles north of I-270.
Missouri River Relief will work with volunteers to clean-up after spring floods of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers.
Much of Columbia Bottom Conservation Area - the clean-up headquarters - was flooded with high water on both big rivers. The area's many wetland pools, recharged by the flood, are now full of many species of herons, egrets and other waterfowl and shorebirds. Trash and flood debris are scattered high on and over the banks - a perfect opportunity for a post-flood clean-up!

Sat Sept 13
11:30 am – until
Progress Taco Fest
St. Louis Yelpers as they visit EVERY taco bar on Cherokee Street.
Later Fresh Fruit Margaritas at Chavas in Soulard
Bring cash, 21 and older.

Sat Sept 13
Gates open at 3 p.m.
FoxyFest at Forest Park
Free Concert featuring the Dazz Band, the Bar-Kays, and local artists presented by Café Soul
Langenberg Field near the Dwight Davis Tennis Center in Forest Park
soul food and BBQ from area businesses will be sold

Sat Sept 13
5-7 p.m.
Tasting Event For Stray Rescue
2320 Pine Street, Downtown
Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Tickets available online at
Featuring Ray Hill’s Beer

Sat Sept 13
8:00 pm – 12:00 am
Mystic Voyage Band
Villa Farotto’s in the Chesterfield Valley

Sat Sept 13
Party for Emerging Artists Winners
The Gramophone
4243 Manchester
Congratulations to ALIVE's Emerging Artists winners Madahoochi and Sheila Shahpari. Join ALIVE, St. Louis Sound, Loudmouth, iChannel, Phat Buddha Productions and TalentPlus Spotlight Entertainment at The Gramophone on September 13th where the winners will jam with Land Rover's featured artist and headlining band Sunday Morning Chameleon.
Guests will dine on appetizers from Agave Mexican Restaurant and cocktails by Bacardi Gold. View fashions from Play Boutique and nodbod Clothing and a special rocked out hair show by Paul Mitchell Academy of St. Louis.
Cost: $4 cover charge will go to benefit Live Feed.

Sun Sept 14
7:30 am – Noon
Lewis & Clark Half Marathon
Historic St. Charles, MO
Come out and cheer on the runners

Sun Sept 14
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Marlissa Hudson's premiere with the Town & Country Symphony
The Principia, Ridgeway Auditorium
13201 Clayton Road Saint Louis, MO
Free Admission

Thur Sept 18
B Seen on the Boulevard
The Boulevard
Brentwood Blvd across the street from the Galleria Mall
Benefiting Rebuilding Together St. Louis.
Enjoy eocktails, beer, and wine provided by Pearl Vodka, Salvador's, Boulevard Beer, and Chandler Hill Vineyards, and delicious hors d'oeuvres courtesy of Maggiano's, nadoz, and P.F. Chang's.
RSVP: by Tuesday, September 16.

Fri Sept 19
6-9 p.m.
Free Concert Celebrating “VH1 Save The Music”
Union Station, Downtown St. Louis City
Houlihan's is proud to help VH1 Save The Music Foundation restore instrumental music education programs in St. Louis Public Schools. To celebrate, Houlihan's is hosting a free concert featuring Steve Ewing (ex-Urge) and Kevin Babb at Union Station .
Any donations collected will go directly to
Save The Music.

Great Forest Park Balloon Race
Fri Sept 19 - Sun Sept 21
I've missed this event every year I've lived here...and I so want to go. This is an official Fete Event.
The Line-up

Fri Sept 19
7:00pm to 8:30 pm
Central Field-- The 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.

Sat Sept 20
12:00pm to 6:30 pm
Central Field-- Spend your day in beautiful Forest Park. The Purina Children's Entertainment area is filled with pony rides, games, and other activities for kids. The Entertainment Stage features a variety of local talent. During the Photo contest the public can enter the balloon field and take pictures of their favorite balloons. Prizes will be awarded for the best photographs. The Skydiving Team performs and lands in the center of the launch field. The race begins when the Energizer Bunny Balloon takes off ahead of the pack. 70 "hound" balloons then launch in pursuit. The balloon dropping a birdseed baggie closest to the Energizer Bunny Balloon will be declared the winner.

Sun Sept 21

Sat Sept 20
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mississippi Earthtones Festivals
This event is held annually as part of Lt. Governor Pat Quinn's "It's Our River Day" initiative and includes art, music and conservation. Families will be engaged at booths on river ecology, native plants and animals, recycling, nature arts & crafts, and food vendors. Live solar-powered folk and bluegrass music will be playing all day. Wild Trak Bikes will give bike safety talks and they will lead a 5-mile and 40-mile bike ride leaving from the festival grounds.The festival sponsored by Alton Marketplace and the Sierra Club.
Missouri River Relief will ferry volunteers by boat to islands and shorelines to pick up litter on the river and there will be a local litter clean up around Riverfront Park & the levee trail.

Sat Sep 20 - Sun Sept 21
Vintage Illinois Wine Festival
Sat: 11 am - 6 pm
Sun: 12 pm -5 pm
27 Illinois Wineries participating, plus a variety of foods, breads, and cheeses
Vermilion River Entrance of Matthiessen State Park on Route 178
Cost: $10

Sun Sept 21
3 - 8 pm
Wasabi Festival 2008
Wasabi Sushi Bar (1228 Washington Ave.)
You're invited to a new St. Louis Tradition- Celebrating the 3rd Annual Sushi Eating Contest. Register by Sept 5th at for your chance to win a trip to Japan! A total of 10 contestants will be selected. Access Application here.

Wed Sept 24
6 - 9 pm
Crescent Block Party
Carondelet Plaza
Join ALIVE Magazine and the shops of Carondelet Plaza for the Crescent Block Party on September 24th.
Enjoy the sounds of Farshid Etniko on the Crescent patio across from the fountain by the Ritz-Carlton.
Grey Goose drink specials and complimentary hors d'oeuvres by ARAKA.
All retail stores will offer a 10% discount during the event.
Visit all The Crescent retailers during the event and have a chance to win over $1000 worth of prizes.

Fri Sept 26
5 pm
Gateway Football Classic Pep Rally
Baer Plaza, across from Edward Jones Dome
Featuring Kentucky State University and Stillman College Bands.

Fri Sept 26 – Sat Sept 27
12:00 - 7:00 pm
4th Annual St. Louis Wine Festival Presented by Van Kampen Investments Pours Into Town
Last year, over 6,000 people attended the festival held at Forest Park's beautiful Grand Basin at the foot of Art Hill. This year, the creators of this festival, inPLAY EVENTS, expects to take the festival to an even higher level. The weekend festival will feature over 150 Missouri, domestic and international wines from more than 20 wine exhibitors, along with local area restaurants presenting selections from their menus. Once again, St. Louis' finest local musical talent will be performing including: Kim Massie and Erin Bode. Judging from the level of last year's attendance, it looks like this may be a great start to another golden St. Louis tradition.
For more information: Telephone: 314-367-8954

Fri Sept 26 – Sun Sept 28
Taste of St. Louis
Downtown @ 12th and Market

Sat Sept 27
10:00 am
Gateway Football Classic “The Spirit of Sports" Parade
Begins at 12th and Market Streets in downtown St. Louis

Sat Sept 27
3:00 p.m.
American Family Insurance GATEWAY FOOTBALL CLASSIC Game
featuring Kentucky State University and Stillman College
Advance tickets: $16.00, $22.00, $30.00, $35.00
Tickets available at the Gateway Classic and through Ticketmasters.

Sat Sept 27
All day
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Gateway Football Classic Tail gate
The Lot at 6th and Cole
Open event to everyone (but I personally recommend 21 yrs and older or children with sober adult supervision)

Sat Sept 27
KMOX Jazz & Wine Festival
Faust Park
15185 Olive St. Rd, Chesterfield, MO
Cost: $15 in advance, $20 at the door and can be purchased over the phone by calling 314-444-1862

Sat Sept 27
Green Homes & Renewable Energy Festival
3600 Block Grandel Square – Midtown St. Louis City
Featuring Expert Workshops and Presentations and Festival day bonus! Dancing In The Street a live, lively and FREE kickoff to St. Louis’ fall arts season.

Sat Sept 27
1:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Dancing In the Street
Grand Center

Come celebrate the opening of Grand Center's fall arts season with the second annual "Dancing in the Street" festival. This FREE event offers more than 700 dancers performing Tap, Hip Hop, Ballet, Clog, Modern, Flamenco, Tango and much more, on four outdoor stages. Headlining troupe, Neighborhood Watch Stilts international," from England, will amaze as they dance and perform on stilts during their St. Louis debut. Fun for all ages with "High School Musical" dance instruction and special appearances by members of the world-famous Radio City Rockettes.

Saturday, September 27
9:00 am – noon
Healthy Town
Bring your family to enjoy a morning of fun at Healthy Town, a collaborativeevent with St. Louis County Department of Health, YMCA of Greater St. Louis,and St. Louis Community College. Healthy Town offers area residents resourcesto help them take small steps to become healthier. Short fun walk on the colleges campus

St. Louis Community College--Florissant Valley
3400 Pershall Road (63135).
To pre-register for this FREE event, call 314-513-4444. Registrations will also be taken the day of the event.Visit for a copy of the flyer to share withyour family and friends.

Sunday, September 28, 2008
8:00 am
YMCA 5K & Family Fun Day at Tower Grove Park
The YMCA of Greater St. Louis has teamed up with the America on the MoveFoundation and will host its first annual 5K & Family Fun Day on at Tower Grove Park, located between Kingshighway and Grand at Magnolia. Family activities will also be held in conjunction with the race. Strollers and pets on leashes are welcome. Pet clean-up is required by the owner.

Races will begin and end at the West End Site of Tower Grove Park (Kingshighway entrance). Water stops will be available throughout the course. All races willbe based on a running clock.


Medals will be given to all participants. Awards will begiven to the top two finishers, male and female, in the 5K run/walk category. T-shirts and goodie bags will be given to all pre-registered participants.


Register on-site on race day.


5K Run/Walk & 5K Relay starts at 8:00 a.m.

1 Mile Run/Walk starts at 9:30 a.m.

200, 100, & 50-yard dash and diaper dash starts at 10 a.m.


$10 Adult$5 Child (under 12)$15 Family of two or more people

For information, contact LeAnn Harris at 314-436-1177.

Sat Sept 27 – Sun Sept 28
National Public Lands Day
Join the nation's largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve, enhance and celebrate our public lands. Several sites in The Confluence will be hosting hands-on workdays and exhibits. Visit one of these natural places. There is one near your
ParkPalooza - National Park Service Jefferson National Expansion Memorial at the Gateway Arch
Columbia Bottom Conservation Area - Missouri Department of Conservation Confluence Point State Park - Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Ruth Park Woods - The Green Center
Learn more about these events on The Confluence website

Ongoing - All Month

Twilight Tuesdays is Back!
6:30 – 8:30 pm
at the Missouri History Museum
Sept 2: The Fabulous Motown Revue
Sept 9: Ralph Butler

Sept 16: Coco Soul, Taynka and Friends
Sept 23: Mystic Voyage Band featuring Original Stevie Wonder Tribute
Sept 30: The Bob Kuban Brass

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

Niki Exhibit
Colorful, Playful Mosaic Sculptures by Niki De Saint Phalle at the Missouri Botanical Garden Open April 27 - October 31, 2008

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