Tuesday, July 07, 2009

July 2009 Events

Thu Jul 2
6:30 pm - until
The Walk - Central West End
Weekly for a social bar hop presented by Metropolis
6:30 to 7:45 pm
Culpepper's Bar and Grill – you must have the chicken wings and salad.
300 N Euclid Ave
St. Louis, MO 63108
7:45 to 9:30 pm
New American Burgers Restaurant (connected to Sub Zero Vodka Bar)
308 N. Euclid Ave
St. Louis, MO
9:30 to ??? pm
Brennan's Wine, Food & Tobacco
4659 Maryland Ave
St. Louis, MO 63108

Mon Jul 6
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Meet Me In St. Louis-Opening Night!
The St. Louis Exposition returns to Forest Park, and the sound of the trolley will ring once more! The lights will be shining again as the Smith sisters scheme and connive to get their men – or at least their "boys next door" – to meet them at the fair. So meet us at The Muny for one of the most exciting evenings St. Louis has seen in more than a hundred years!
The Muny Theatre
Forest Park
Playing nightly until Sun July 12

Wed Jul 8
5:00 – 8:00 pm
Clayton Chamber of Commerce Parties in the Park
The evening includes music by Charles Glenn: A Tribute to Prince & Stevie Wonder and food by Domino's Pizza.
KWMU 90.7 FM is a sponsor and needs volunteers!
Join radioACTIVE Young Friends, a young professionals group of those age 21 and up, who are volunteering at the Beer Booth.
Interested in volunteering your time and meeting some new friends? Contact Rachel Augustine at (314) 516-6306 or raugustine@kwmu.org.
Shaw Park

Thu Jul 9
6:30 - 11:30 pm
The "All Star" Walk - In Honor of the All Star Game!
This week’s installment of
Metropolis St. Louis’ weekly social bar hop is all about America’s favorite pastime
6:30 - 8:00: Broadway Oyster Bar - 736 S Broadway
8:00 - 9:30: Kilroy’s Sports Bar- 720 S 7th
9:30 - ???: Paddy O’s - 619 S 7th

Thu Jul 9
7:30 - 11:00 pm
A-List 2009: The Star-Studded Party of the Summer
Presented by St. Louis Magazine
Maryland Plaza
Kick off St. Louis' All-Star weekend as we celebrate the best in food, nightlife, fashion, culture and more. Enjoy an open bar and sample savory cuisine from the city's best restaurants.
Enjoy food from A-List winners: Baileys Chocolate Bar, B.C.'s Kitchen, Franco's, Local Harvest Cafe, Serendipity, Sugaree Baking Company, Café Provencal, Triumpth, Niche, Sub Zero Vodka Bar and others!
Tickets are only $35. Call 314.918.3026 or visit to purchase tickets at
More info 314 918-3026, swania@stlmag.com

Fri Jul 10
5:00 pm-1:30 am
A roving Happy Hour and Social Networking Group
Black Label Gallery Lounge
758 S. 4th Street (near Busch Stadium)
St. Louis, MO 63102

Fri Jul 10
6:00 – 11:00 pm
Let them Eat Art
Downtown Maplewood celebrates Bastille Day with a self-guided, anything-goes event with live art, music, belly dancing and more.
Maplewood, MO

Sat Jul 11
9:00 - 11:00 am
Let's Yoga with NetIP St. Louis
Mahatma Gandhi Center (across from the Hindu Temple)
727 Weidman Rd
Saint Louis, MO
Bring your exercise mat
Free for NetIP Members. $5 for non Members.

Mon Jul 13
3:30 – 7:30 pm
Griffin & the Gargoyles Perform
Paddy O's (next to Busch Stadium)
619 7th Street

Tue Jul 14
4:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Baseball Boulevard: A Baseball Block Party
Join Clayton restaurants and businesses for a big All-Star party including a DJ from 4 pm – 7pm, and the 2009 MLB All-Star Game on the outdoor screen.
Give aways during the game.
North Central Avenue, between Maryland and Forsyth, will be closed to vehicle traffic and renamed Baseball Boulevard.
Central Avenue
City of Clayton

Wed Jul 15
6:00pm - 10:00pm
B. Free Paparazzi Movie Group Presents "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince"
I’ve read the books and I am very much looking forward to this movie. I can’t wait!
3821 Lindell Blvd
Saint Louis, MO
More info:
Get your discount tickets, $7 before they are all gone. Click

Thu Jul 16
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Parties in the Plaza!
The party has finally moved inside of the plaza! Event goers will be able to freely walk around the village with food and drinks while listening to great live bands!
Westport Plaza "Village".

Thu Jul 16
5:30 – 8:00 pm
Washington University’s Party With a Purpose
Come out and learn more about the University’s continuing education program and discover professional development opportunities they have to offer.
Café Eau
Chase Park Hotel
212 N Kingshighway (Central West End)
St. Louis, MO

Thu Jul 16
6:00 pm until
Simple Pleasures II
Doors @ 6pm
Mandarin Lounge
Presented by
FREE ADMISSION TILL 7pm ($10 after)

Thu Jul 16
6:00 – 8:00 pm
United Way’s Young Leadership Society Kickoff
St. Louis City Hall Rotunda
1200 Market Street
Come celebrate a stellar inaugural year of the Society and kickoff the 2009 campaign right!
Parking is available in the Clark Street lot, and additional parking is available on Tucker. Please enter City Hall at the Tucker or Clark entrances.
For more information or questions, contact Anne May at anne.may@stl.unitedway.org or (314) 539-4191.
Register online by July 13, 2009.

Fri Jul 17
7:00 – 10:00 pm
Raise the Woof: Fundraiser for St. Charles Humane Center
Complimentary Cocktails from Hound Dog Sweet Tea until 9p
This no-kill animal shelter desperately needs the community's support to stay open and help animals during these tough economic times. This center is in urgent need. Join me and help.
$20 donation

Fri Jul 17
6:00 – 10:00 pm
Third Friday Open House
See glassblowers play with fire, creating glass art right before your eyes. Note: For the hearing impaired, student interpreters from SLCC-Florissant Valley sign glassblowing demos beginning at 6:30 p.m. Get your hands on glass. Make a paperweight, tile keepsake, or beads ($20 - $30). At 7 p.m. Union Avenue Opera performers give sneak peek preview of Verdi’s Il Trovatore. Then at 8 p.m. the Michael Jonas Band strums up bluegrass, new grass, and jazz. Third Degree East Gallery shows Dreamzine Dudes by Karen Woodard and Duck! New Glass by Jessica Kopitske. On view through August 18.
Free and family-friendly
Cash bar
Third Degree Glass Factory
5200 Delmar

Fri Jul 17
8:00pm - 10:00pm
Howl at the Movies Presents: "Hotel for Dogs"
A movie night for the whole family, including the four-legged children.
Bring your Lawn Chairs, dogs welcome (but must remained leashed)
Pet and people refreshments available for purchase.
Petropolis Parking Lot
16830 Chesterfield Airport Road
Chesterfield MO

Sat Jul 18
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Minding the Gap Opening Reception
Juried multi-media exhibit examining neglected negative, space, empty spaces or the missing subject.
Art Saint Louis Gallery
555 Washington Avenue
Saint Louis, MO
More info: 3142414810
Exhibit open until August 27, 2009

Mon Jul 20
6:00 - 7:30 pm
Connect With...Meeting and Workshop: “How to Start and Grow Your Young Professional Group”
Come and find out the best practices for:
-starting a young professionals group if your organization has none
- strengthening your organization's young professionals group
-attracting and retaining members
-professional development activities
Presenters include Scott Lapp, River City Professionals; Tina Nelson, Family Resource Center; Mandy Tipton, Ronald McDonald House; Mark Denk, United Way’s GenNext; and moderated by John Wendling, FUEL
Schlafly Bottleworks
One Schlafly Place
Maplewood, MO
RSVP or More info: 314 622-1250;

Tue Jul 21
5:30 – 9:30 pm
4th Annual City-Wide Open Studios Preview Party
This is kickoff event for the week-long event - Open Studios - dedicated to the discovery of the hidden spaces where artists work.
Party with the artists and the River City Professionals.
Contemporary Art Museum
3750 Washington Blvd (Grand Art Center)
St Louis, MO 63108-3612
(314) 535-4660

Tue Jul 21 – Sun Jul 26
Open Studios Preview Week
The work will remain on view throughout the week during normal museum business hours (10:00 am – 5:00 pm Wednesday – Saturday and 11:00 am – 4:00 pm on Sunday). Contemporary Art Museum
3750 Washington Blvd (Grand Art Center)
St Louis, MO 63108-3612

Thu Jul 23
8:00 pm – 1:00 am
Groundation Selahbration: Mario Pascal Performance
A movin’ and groovin’ celebration of the birth of His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I and Love, Light, and Livity!!!
The Gramophone
4243 Manchester Rd (The Grove)
More info: 314 276-1401, pascalproductions@gmail.com

Fri Jul 24
10:00 am - all day
Henry Shaw’s 209th Birthday Celebration
Missouri Botanical Garden founder Henry Shaw’s 209th birthday celebration featuring old-fashioned entertainment including music, a silhouette artist, stilt-walker, magician, actors in Victorian fashions, children’s games, and fun in the Children’s Garden.
Missouri Botanical Garden
Activities from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Spoehrer Plaza, outside the Ridgway Visitor Center.
Admission is free for all visitors, all day long!

Fri Jul 24 - Sat Jul 25
all day
Belgian Beer & Mussel Mania
Schlafly Tap Room (downtown location)
Plus live music -- Friday: Red-Headed Strangers; Saturday: Sins of the Pioneers

Sat Jul 25
8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Kingston Dental's New Patient Day
Looking for a dentist? We've got a deal for you! Join us for Kingston Dental Group's New Patient Day! Receive a FREE complete dental exam, full mouth x-ray and consultation ( a $296 value). Limited appointments available. ONE DAY ONLY!
Kingston Dental
4442 Telegraph Rd

Sat Jul 25 - Sun Jul 26
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Open Studios Weekend
This event offers a unique opportunity to explore these creative spaces and enjoy one of the most exciting parts of contemporary art—being able to talk to the artists.
Spanning the areas of St. Louis City, University City, and Maplewood, in some of St. Louis’ most diverse and energetic neighborhoods, more than 100 artists are inviting the public to view the spaces where they work. Guests are invited to tour the various spaces all weekend and find out what kind of creative invention happens behind closed doors. There is no fee and no reservations are required to visit these private studios. This is the perfect opportunity to meet the artists firsthand and explore work that is familiar or new.
Free and open to the public

Sun Jul 26
2:00 – 6:00 pm
The Big Splash
A poolside fashion and trunk show featuringtrends from local style mavens. While enjoying complimentary food and drink, attendees will see the latest summer fashions from Lori Coulter Made-to-Wear Swimwear and Valerie Mills Apparel modeled poolside.
McKnight Crossing (just south of Tilles Park)
Free and open to the public.
For more information, visit http://www.mcknightcrossing.com/ or call 314-961-7000.
Rain date August 2.

Fri Jul 31
Griffin & the Gargoyles Perform
Cafe Eau
Chase Park Plaza
Central West End


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
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 http://www.stlouismills.com/ 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 now thru September 3
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.
Children’s Garden open until 8 p.m. and included with event admission. Tickets available online soon.
No outside food or beverages allowed.
Cost: $7 adults, $3 children (3–12), $5 Garden members.
Fridays now through September 4, 2009
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 http://www.stlzoo.org/

Fridays and Saturdays evenings all summer
Patio Palooza
Café Eau
Chase Park Plaza
212 N. Kingshighway Blvd

Friday and Saturday nights
LIVE on the Levee
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
July 17 and 18
July 24 and 25
July 31 and August 1
Free Family Fun and Concerts under the Gateway Arch!

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

Saturdays and Sundays in July
Piasa Winery Live Music Events
2:00 -6:00 pm
7/4 - Benny Weber - acoustic light rock
7/5 - Phoenixx, Unplugged - acoustic guitar and piano
7/11 - Mark Gordon - acoustic guitar playing rock, folk rock, and contemporary hits
7/12 - Nancy Lippincott - local vocalist and multi-instrumentalist playing primarilyAmerican folk and celtic 3-6 PM
7/18 - Bob Hanna - acoustical playing of Rock & Roll and the Blues
7/19 - Benny Weber - acousitc light rock
7/25 - Elliott Ranney/Panacea - acoustic music like an island breeze
7/26 - Tim Buck Two - guitar and harmonica duo singing all your favorites
Piasa Winery
211 W Main Street
Grafton, Illinois

Now – October 2009
Earthways: Living the Green Life Exhibition
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Extended hours during Garden Party Nights until 9 pm.

Now – September 13, 2009
Mary Lee Bendolph: Gee’s Bend Quilt Exhibit

Missouri History Museum
Adults: $5; Seniors/Students: $4; Children (6-12): $3; Free on Tuesdays

Now - November 8, 2009
Katherine Dunham: Beyond the Dance Exhibit

Missouri History Museum
Adults: $7; Seniors/Students: $5; Children (6-12): $3; Free on Tuesdays

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