Wednesday, June 03, 2009

June 2009 Events

Wed Jun 3
5 pm - 9:30 pm
Whitaker Musical Festival Begins
Free admission after 5 pm, music at begins 7:30 pm
Missouri Botanical Garden
Doris I. Schnuck Children’s Garden also remains open late until 7 pm
bring your own picnic
This event has become so popular that very early arrival is recommended.

Thu Jun 4 - Mon Jun 9, 2009
2:00 pm - 6:00pm
Beer & Crafts at the Royale
In the spirit of handcrafting unique and local treasures, The Royale is inviting the local craft community during the first annual STL Craft Beer Week. Independent crafting–be it with yarn, paper, glass, metal, or barley and hops–is one of the things that makes Saint Louis great. Come celebrate people-based production and meet others doing the same.
The Royale Food and Spirits
3132 South Kingshighway (near Arsenal)
Saint Louis, MO
More info: 314 772-3600,
Free Event (Food and drink available for purchase)

Fri June 5 – Sat June 6
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Triple Crown Party
Enjoy a party celebrating the three jewels of the Triple Crown. Games, hat contest, music, food and drink.
Washington Farmers Market
Main and Elm Streets
Washington, MO 63090
Information: 636-239-2715

Fri Jun 5
5:00 pm – 1:00 am
Stress Free Fridays 5 Year Anniversary Celebration

Stress Free Fridays celebrates 5 years of bringing young professionals together to unwind, network and start the weekend.
408 N. Euclid
Saint Louis, MO 63108
AFTERPARTY 1:00 - 3:00am
Delmar Lounge
6235 Delmar Blvd
University City Loop
More info:

Fri Jun 5
6:00pm - 11:00pm
The Fête Society goes to Shakespeare in the Park
The Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis is one of the nation's best Shakespeare companies. This year's play is the "Merry Wives of Windsor" - a play about the love pursuits, plots, and miss-steps of a wanna-be ladies’ man. It would rival any of today's soap opera's plots.
Join us on the grassy knoll (and we'll pray there will be no rain) for a lovely evening to enjoy the complete 3 act play.
Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, food, beverages, and good company.
Green show starts at 6:30 (the cliff's notes version of the play for kids and adults with ADHD)
Performance begins at 8:00
Art Hill, Forest Park
Government Drive
Saint Louis, MO
More info: The play shows nightly until June 14, except Tuesdays.
Family friendly

Fri Jun 5 – Sat Jun 6
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm (Friday)
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm, 6:00 pm -10:00 pm (Saturday)
St. Louis Brewers Heritage Festival
Upper Muny Fields
Forest Park
Tickets: $35
Special Deals for Designated Drivers

Sat Jun 6
7:30 am
The Saint Louis Science Center's 11th annual
Run for the Stars

5K wheelchair race, a 5K run/walk, a 10K run and a 1/2 mile Kids Run.
Also, activities for kids such as inflatables, science experiments and access to the Science Center.
Sponsored by the Young Friends of the Saint Louis Science Center to benefit the Science Center's educational programs.
All levels of participants encouraged to participate - individuals, children, families and groups.
Click here to register online

Sat Jun 6
9:00 am
7th Annual HIV/AIDS Walk for the Cure and Health Expo
Dwight Davis ParkLillian @ Riverview
Walk Kick –Off 9:00 am
Booths open 10:00 am
More Info: 314-825-0585
Cost: $10

Sat Jun 6
6 pm – until
Celebaroo Gala and After-party
A Benefit for the American Cancer Society of St. Louis featuring food, auctions, games, and entertainmentNeo on Locust
Tickets: $150 for the Gala, $50 for the After-party
Reserve your tickets to Cele-ba-roo Gala or After Party call 314.286.8182 or
click here.

Sat Jun 6
7:30 pm
The Rules of the Game
A town hall discussion about relationships followed by a free and friendly speed dating session.
Nubia Café
5860 Delmar
$5, $7 after 9 pm
For more info visit:
The City Forum

Sat Jun 6
9:00 pm - until
ALIVE Magazine Hot List Event
The Pepper Lounge
2005 Locust, Downtown
VIP 7-9pm; General Admission 9pm
Tickets: $10 in advance/ $15 at the door
For tickets, click

Sun Jun 7
6:30 am – 12 noon
Saint Louis Zoo's 24th Annual Run/Walk
8 am: 5K Run/Walk, 3.1 mile loop course; accurately measured; splits at one and two miles. Walkers begin after runners.
9:10 am: 1/2 mile Kids' Race (7-12 years), first 1/2 mile of 5K course
9:20 am: 1/4 mile Kids' Race (6 years and under)
9:30 am: 1-mile Fun Run/Walk/Stroller, first mile of 5K course
8:30 am - 12 noon: Family activities located in Schnuck Family Plaza and surrounding areas.
Note: No dogs, rollerblades, bikes, skates or skateboards permitted on courses.
$22 Individual registration $10 Kids' Race (under 12 years) separate registration required
To register by Phone: (314) 646-4771 - Registrations taken over the phone through Thursday, June 4.
To register online: Register online through Thursday, June 4.
To register in Person: Stop by the Packet Pickup at The Living World building on Saturday, June 6 or Sunday, June 7, from 6:30-9:30 a.m.
Proceeds support the conservation work of the Saint Louis Zoo, both here and around the world.
More info: visit

Tue Jun 9
10:00 am
Free Family Film Festival at St. Louis Mills begins
When school’s out, the theater will be in session! Every Tuesday and Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. this summer, Regal Stadium 18 Cinemas at St. Louis Mills will present free family-friendly flicks.
A different G-rated and PG-rated movie will be featured each week. Kidgits members will also get to spin the prize wheel each time they come.
Non-members can join at the Festival from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. and receive a special gift!
St. Louis Mills Regal Stadium 18 Cinemas
5555 St. Louis Mills Blvd.
Hazelwood, MO
Check for a list of movies.

Fri Jun 12 - Sun Jun 14
5:00 - 11:00 pm (Fri)
11:00 - 11:00 pm (Sat)
11:00 5:00 pm (Sun)
15th Annual Central West Art Fair and Taste
website for more info.

Sat Jun 13
Race for the Cure – Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Walk
Downtown St. Louis
More info: visit this

Mon Jun 15
150th Anniversary of the
Missouri Botanical Garden.
On this date in 1859, the MOBOT opened to the public making our local Gardens the nation’s oldest longest operating botanical garden in the nation.

Wed Jun 17 – Fri Jun 19
10 am – 2 pm
Habitat Days at
Columbia Bottom Conservation Area
A kids’ only adventure summer day camp exploring a different habitat-type each day.Ages 8-12.
Register now through June 10, call 314 877-6014
Directions: Go north approximately 2.8 miles from the I-270 Riverview Drive exit. Riverview Drive becomes Columbia Bottom Road at its intersection with Larimore Road.

Thu Jun 18
5:30pm - 8:30pm
B Seen on the Boulevard
Enjoy the outdoor street festival that showcases the unique shopping environment, delectable restaurants and upscale apartments found at the mixed-use lifestyle center. Sip complimentary cocktails and traditional beverages.

The Boulevard
Main St., located on Brentwood Boulevard across from the Galleria)
$10 suggested donation will benefit The Mid-County Family YMCA organization.

Thu Jun 18
6:45 - 9:00 pm
Grace Hill's Whitaker Urban Evening Series Begins
Featuring Artist Renee Smith (Soul)
St. Louis Place Park at Rauschenbach AvenueFree and open to the public

Fri Jun 19
6:00 – 10:00
Friday Open House at the Third Degree Glass Factory
June burns with free fiery entertainment at Third Degree, sponsored by the Young Friends of KWMU. See glowing glass demonstrations.
Note: For the hearing impaired, sign language student interpreters from SLCC-Florissant Valley will sign glassblowing demos from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Third Degree East Gallery opens with a retrospective of photography, drawings, and scrimshaw by Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky and fused glass by Lisa Becker.Creek Band revs up with an eclectic mix of bluegrass, country, and gospel.
Make a paperweight for $30, a solstice glass tile keepsake for $20, or glass beads for $20.
Cash bar
Free admission, family-friendly
Third Degree Glass Factory
5200 Delmar, smack dab between University City’s Loop and the Central West End.
For more info: or 314-367-4527.

Fri Jun 19
6:00 -10:30 pm
Fifth Annual Gazebo Series featuring Farshid Etniko and Ferris Bueller's Day Off
A neighborhood music and movie series.
7:00 pm - Live Music
9:00 pm -Movie
Old Orchard Gazebo Park
Big Bend Boulevard at South Old Orchard.

Fri Jun 19
7 pm – 12 midnight
Dine and dance under the stars at the St. Louis Zoo's biennial creative black-tie party.
Bring a big appetite to this "Grizzly Bear Bash" and "graze" the night away as with tantalizing

fare from more than 50 of St. Louis' finest restaurants, caterers and bars. Make a bid on some spectacular distinctive treasures at the silent auction and get down with The Commodores as they perform their funk, soul and R&B hits. The Fabulous Motown Revue, Andrew Mullins, Arvell and Co., and Galaxy Red will also provide entertainment.
Ages 21 and up only.
Reservations: $225/general public; $175/Zoo Friends members.
reservations and information, call 314/646-4771.
Proceeds from the fundraiser help the Zoo in its efforts to save endangered species at home and around the world.

Sat Jun 20

10:00 am
Soulard Earth Festival
A Saturday celebration of the Solstice in Soulard Park next to the Farmer's Market. Dancing, Drumming, Music, Poetry and Visual Arts surrounded by vendors and activists helping to create a greener community. The festival will showcase the St. Louis Slam Poetry Team that will compete at the National Poetry Slam later in the summer. Concessions will be available along with visual art and jewelry to purchase.
Fun for the whole family with the "Kid's Recycling Tent," and the "Soulard Bicycle Tour."
WORD In Motion
2719 Russell
St. Louis, MO 63104

Sat Jun 20
11:00 am– 3:00pm
Summer Solstice Garden Benefit for EarthWays
Donation to promote ecological sustainabilityprice includes food and drink.

Sat Jun 20 –Sun Jun 21
First Annual Summer Solstice Festival
Heartland Rivers Wine Trail
Twelve Wineries ~ Countless Adventures
The wineries of the Heartland Rivers Wine Trail are hosting the Each participating winery will feature fun-filled festival activities such as live music, local entertainment, wine tastings and culinary treats.
For more information visit the Heartland Rivers Wine Trail

Sat Jun 20
Piasa Winery and Outdoor Cinema Events presents: Movies on the Mississippi.
FREE Admission.
Bring your lawn chairs or blanket and enjoy a movie under the stars!!!
Piasa Winery
211 W. Main Street
Grafton, IL 62037
618-786-WINE (9463)

Sat Jun 20
10 pm - 1:30am
Banghra Hip-Hop Night Party

Sat Jun 20
8:00 pm

St. Louis County Parks Concerts-Fabulous Motown Review
Jefferson Barracks

Thu Jun 25
5:00 - 7:30 pm
Party in the Park on "the Hill"
Food, drink, music, and fun will abound at the first ever Party in the Park on "the Hill". The Hill Business Association, along with the shops and restaurants of "the Hill" are gearing up for a party right in their backyard. Delicious food from area eateries, beer and wine, and the sounds of Power Play are sure to make this an entertaining evening. Everyone one is welcome to unwind after work with coworkers, hang out with family, or get an early start on the night with friends.
Berra Park

Thu Jun 25
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Charmaine Chapman Society Kickoff Events Sponsored by Express Scripts
The Charmaine Chapman Society is the premier philanthropic program for African-Americans in the St. Louis region. It is the pinnacle of African-American leadership giving not only in our region but also nationwide, leading all other United Ways in the number of African-Americans who are leadership givers.
Norwood Country Club
Saint Louis, MO
RSVP required, visit website.

Sat Jun 27
8:00 am
Grafton Towboat FestivalItalic
Towboat tours, food, fun, and games!
The Loading Dock Bar and Grill on the River

Grafton, IL

Sat Jun 27
9 am
SLAREP's 5th Annual St. Louis Home Ownership & Community Expo

Sat Jun 27
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Midsummer Night’s Dinner Dance
Come enjoy a night of fine food, upbeat entertainment and dancing under the stars at A Midsummer Night's Dinner Dance.
The event features a delicious dinner buffet, cash bar, and dancing near the fabulously lit reflecting pools. Local artists PowerPlay will perform jazz, Motown, and disco classics to complement this magical evening.

Spink Pavilion
Missouri Botanical Garden
4344 Shaw Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63110
$60 for members
$70 for non-members
$50 for Young Friends members of the Garden*
Open to the general public, but reservations are required and seating is limited. Buffet dinner, drink ticket, and gratuity are included in the ticket price.
More info: (314) 577-9400

Sat Jun 27
7 pm - 3 am
ULTRA Pride Fest VIP White Party
The sexiest crowd of LGBTs and straight allies come together at the premier see-and-be-seen event during the second largest Pride weekend in the Midwest!
4121 Manchester Ave (The Grove)
Tickets are on sale now for ULTRA, the only VIP event happening during Pride Fest Weekend!
A "white party" theme, music by top St. Louis DJs, sexy dancers and Twisted Tea cocktails.

Sat Jun 27 - Sun Jun 28
11 am - 8 pm
St. Louis PrideFest 2009
Tower Grove Park
4256 Magnolia Ave.
St. Louis, MO
More info: 314-772-8888 or visit website

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Sunday Spin at Schlafly Bottleworks (Maplewood location)
6:00 pm - close
Enjoy your favorite Schlafly brews while listening to music provided by DJ Argyx of Musical Geeks.
No cover, great beer, friendly service, and lively music!

Tuesdays and Wednesdays beginning June 9th
Free Family Film Festival
10:00 am
When school’s out, the theater will be in session!
Every Tuesday and Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. this summer, Regal Stadium 18 Cinemas at St. Louis Mills will present free family-friendly flicks.
A different G-rated and PG-rated movie will be featured each week. Kidgits members will also get to spin the prize wheel each time they come. Non-members can join at the Festival from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. and receive a special gift!
St. Louis Mills Regal Stadium 18 Cinemas
5555 St. Louis Mills Blvd.
Hazelwood, MO
Check for a list of movies.

Wednesdays in June and July
Whitaker Musical Festival
5 pm - 9:30 pm
Free admission after 5 pm, music at begins 7:30 pm
Missouri Botanical Garden
Doris I. Schnuck Children’s Garden also remains open late until 7 pm
Free parking
Can bring your own picnic
This event has become so popular that very early arrival is recommended.

Thursdays May 28–September 3 (except June 25)
Garden Party Nights
5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Missouri Botanical Gardens
Celebrate the Garden’s 150th anniversary at Garden Party Nights!
Enjoy strolling the grounds in the summer evening, sample beverages from area wineries and microbreweries, and watch madonnari (street painters) create new artwork on the pavement each week.
Children can have their faces painted, play with jugglers and magicians, and explore the Doris I. Schnuck Children’s Garden.
Cost: $7 adults, $3 children (3–12), $5 Garden members.Children’s Garden open until 8 p.m. and included with event admission. Tickets available online soon.No outside food or beverages allowed.

Thursdays from June 18 through July 23
Grace Hill's Whitaker Urban Evening Evening Series
6:45 -9:00 pm
St. Louis Place Park at Rauschenbach Avenue and St. Louis Avenue
June 25, 2009: MCPlayers Reggae Band
July 2, 2009: Groovethang – A Tribute to Earth, Wind and Fire
July 9, 2009: Erin Bode (Jazz Vocalist)
July 16, 2009: El Caribe Tropical (Salsa and Merengue)
July 23, 2009: Arvell & Co. (Motown)
Fridays May 22- September 4, 2009, except June 19
Jungle Boogie Friday Night Concert Series
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
St. Louis Zoo
Bring the whole family for a free concert in the center of the Zoo.Artists and music genre change each week.
For more information: 314 781-0900, or

Premium Open Bar All Night
Ladies are FREE, Gentlemen are $20
Harry's Restaurant & Bar
2144 Market (Downtown)
St. Louis City

Saturdays and Sundays in June
Live Music at Piasa Winery
2:00 -6:00 pm
6/6/09 - John Cornell - acoustic light rock
6/7/09 - Kevin Bilchik - singer/songwriter blending rock and contemporary folk
6/13/09 - Prairie Soul - American acoustic music
6/14/09 - Marty Marshall - the "human jukebox" playing everything from classic rock to the blues
6/20/09 - Stuart Johnson - soul, blues, light jazz, island rock
6/21/09 - Pat Jones - acoustic guitar and vocals of classic 70s songs everyone knows
6/27/09 - Mark Biehl Group - composer and multi-instrumentalist
6/28/09 - Tim Buck Two - guitar and harmonica duo, singing all your favorites
Piasa Winery211 W. Main Street
Grafton, IL 62037
618-786-WINE (9463)

May–October 2009
Earthways: Living the Green Life Exhibition
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Earthways Home
3617 Grandel Square (Grand Art Center)
St. Louis, MO 63108
visit website for more info.
Extended hours during Garden Party Nights until 9 p.m.

Now - November 8, 2009
Katherine Dunham: Beyond the Dance ExhibitMissouri History Museum
Adults: $7; Seniors/Students: $5; Children (6-12): $3
Free on Tuesdays

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