Friday, October 30, 2009

What's happening this weekend? October 30-November 1, 2009

It's Halloween weekend and this town is going to be bananas! No kidding. You're going to wish you had a clone to make it to every hot spot andjamming party this weekend.

Friday, October 30, 2009
7:00 pm - midnight
Jack Art, Beats + Lyrics
Details here.

Adult Halloween Events for Friday & Saturday

Halloween Events for kids, families, teens and young adults

Sunday, Novemeber 1, 2009
12 noon - 4:00 pm
Hunter's Day in the Park
Pet Social and Fundraiser for Stray Rescue of St. Louis
Old Carriage of Tower Grove Park
St. Louis, MO
More info: 314 865-5547, Dave Mueller
Accepting donations for the Animal Shelter: pet toys, collars, wire crates (all sizes), collars, leashes, canned food for dogs and cats, treats, and financial contributions

Monday, October 26, 2009

Winter 2009/2010 Events


Saturday, December 5, 2009
10:00 am -1:00 pm
MEET THE ARTISTS – Gallery Talks at Art St. Louis Gallery
Artists will be on-hand to discuss their works in the show as well as talk about their work in general.
Featuring Ken Konchel
Art Saint Louis
555 Washington Avenue, #150
Downtown St. Louis
Free & open to the public.
Sunday, December 6, 2009
12 noon – 4 pm
Second Annual Green Living Expo
Join the Missouri History Museum's Second Annual Green Living Expo! The exhibition Missouri Botanical Garden: Green for 150 Years, 1859-2009 is our inspiration as we explkore "green living" in the 21st century. Featuring a timeline of the Missouri Botanical Garden, photographs, artifacts and an audio tour, the 1,000-square-foot gallery examines the rich history of the oldest continually operating botanical garden in the United States. Bring your family and friends to visit this free exhibit and enjoy eco-friendly shopping, educational demonstrations, music and more!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009
1:00 pm
Marlissa Hudson, soprano performs as a Soloist
Woman's Guild Christmas Program
St. Peters Episcopal Church
110 North Warson Road
Ladue, MO

Thursday, December 10, 2009
Homolatte Cocktail Party with Jerry Rabushka as the featured singer/songwriter/pianist artist
Homolatte is a queer music and spoken word series featuring LGBTI artists.
Urban Eats Cafe & The Urban Arts Collective
3301 Meramec Street (Dutchtown)
Saint Louis, MO

Saturday, December 12, 2009
10:00 am -4:00 pm
MEET THE ARTISTS – Gallery Talks at Art St. Louis Gallery
Artists will be on-hand to discuss their works in the show as well as talk about their work in general.
Featuring Russell Vanecek and rank Roth
Art Saint Louis
555 Washington Avenue, #150
Downtown St. Louis
Free & open to the public
Sunday, December 13, 2009
2:30 pm
Town & Country Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert with Marlissa Hudson, soprano as a Featured soloist
Town & Country Symphony Orchestra
The PrincipiaRidgway Auditorium13201 Clayton Road (East of Mason Road and west of Ballas Road)
Town & Country 63131
Saturday, December 19, 2009
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
MEET THE ARTISTS – Gallery Talks at Art St. Louis Gallery
Artists will be on-hand to discuss their works in the show as well as talk about their work in general.
Featuring John Rogers
Art Saint Louis
555 Washington Avenue, #150
Downtown St. Louis
Free & open to the public

Sunday, December 20, 2009
4:00 p.m.
Marlissa Hudson, soprano performs as a Featured Soloist
Cote Brilliante Presbyterian Christmas Celebration
St. Louis, MO
Art St. Louis XXV, The Exhibition
November 7, 2009 – December 28, 2009
10:00 am -5:00 pm (Mon-Fri)
10:00 am -4:00 pm (Sat)
"Art St. Louis XXV, The Exhibition" features 53 artworks in all media by 46 St. Louis regional artists from Missouri, Illinois and Kentucky. For a complete list of featured artists, sponsors, exhibition highlights, a downloadable invitation, and more , visit here.
Gallery closed Sundays & holidays
Art Saint Louis
555 Washington Avenue, #150
Downtown St. Louis
Now - January 3, 2010
Explores the history of treasure hunting--including sunken pirate plunder, the gold rushes of the Old West, hidden caches or family herilooms in the attic. The entire family will enjoy exploring the science, state-of-the-art technology and mythology of hunting--and protecting--jewels, coins and precious metals in this special exhibition brimming with rare artifacts; family fun; informational videos; and treasure hunting tales from across the globe.!/index2.html
Missouri History Museum
Lindell & DaBalivere Blvd
Forest Park
St. Louis, MO
Admission: $5 for adults; $3 for seniors/students with valid student ID/groups/children older than 13 years of age.
Children 12 and younger enjoy free admission to Treasure! (An adult with paid admission must accompany children.) More info: 314 361-9017.


Sunday, January 17, 2009
2:30 pm
Town & Country Symphony Orchestra
Parkway United Church of Christ


Sunday, February 14, 2009
2:30 pm
Town & Country Symphony Orchestra
Parkway United Church of Christ

Friday, October 23, 2009

What's happening this weekend? October 23 - 25, 2009

Great events scheduled for this weekend.

- Neche Collection by Shan Keith // Stilettos by Chris Draper at Windows on Washington
- Young Democrats Halloween Costume Party at Glaizers Union Hall

Saturday is National Make a Difference Day - A day of community service
- Join United Way’s 5th annual Servathon and participate in one of many service projects taking place throughout the metro area
- Climate Change Awareness and Action Rally at the Arch featuring live music, free T-shirts, and the company of hundreds of other 350 activists.
- Cuban Missile Crisis Party at the Royale

- St. Louis Top Chef Burger Throwdown at Metropolis Condominiums

Full details of this weekend's events here; and don't forget about the Halloween activities this weekend.

Coming soon...the November 2009 Events Calendar. Lots of great things in store.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Halloween 2009 Events

Go directly to the October 2009 Events calendar.

The OFFICIAL Fête Society Halloween Event Guide is published. It is your Print & Go Guide for ALL Halloween festivities worth attending in the Lou!

Here is a sneak peak at all of the great events.

Family-friendly/Kid-friendly events
- Spooky Saturday at the Zoo on Saturday, October 24, 2009 and Boo at the Zoo Daily until October 30
- Ghouls at the Botanical Garden on Sunday, October 25, 2009
- Halloween on Main Street in St. Charles on Friday, October 30, 2009
- The Alton, Illinois Halloween Parade on Saturday, October 31, 2009

Teen & Young Adult Events
- Several Haunted Houses & Farm Corn Mazes throughout the area including in Soulard, Fenton, and Eureka, Old Monroe Sikeston Missouri and in Godfrey, Illinois

And I haven't forgotten the grown folks - enjoy spirits of a different kind at one these parties.
- Young Democrats Halloween Costume Party on Friday, October 23, 2009
- Central West End Adult Costume Party on Saturday, October 31, 2009
- The Saints & Sinners Halloween PartyA Costume Party on Saturday, October 31, 2009

Full list of Halloween actitivies including details is here.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

What's Happening this week? October 20-24, 2009

Get ready for one great week ahead. Plenty of activities
- Socializing, Mixing and Mingling
- Activism and Community Service
- Culture aand Intellectual Engagement

Details of daily events are here: What’s Happening this week? October 20-24, 2009

See you out and about!

Monday, October 19, 2009

St. Louis Fashion Week rocked the house!

I attended my very first ever Fashion Show at St. Louis Fashion Week on Saturday, October 17, 2009. It was fabulous. The highlight of the day was when an STLFW attendee walked up to me and asked if I was Afrobella – the super-fabulous, highly technorati-ranked and multi-winner of numerous Black Weblog awards for fashion and beauty – of Chicago, Illinois. “No.” I responded; but I was much flattered for the comparison, and I can see some of the similarities – bright smile, big wild hair, though I personally thinks she is the Fete’s own, D. Craven’s long-lost sister -What do you all think?
But I digress. It was amazing and I am completely sold on STLFW. If you missed it, then check out my attempt to channel my inner AfroBella in my full recap of the event, which includes more pictures: St. Louis Fashion Week Rocked the House!

Got to hob-nob with Atillio D'Agostino, editor of ALIVE Magazine and Executive Producer of STLFW.

I met St. Louis' own, my cousin - Murphy Lee - at the STLFW After-party. Not really my cousin, but we do share the same last name.

Reign Men's Fashion.

Special shout out to the Urbanistas who were in the house at STLFW and Pamela Raymond – St. Louis Business Commentary Examiner and Principal of The Raymond Experience.

Go directly to the October 2009 Events calendar.

Friday, October 16, 2009

What's happening this weekend? October 16-18, 2009

This weekend is replete with fun, fabulous festivities! St. Louis will be on fire. This is your official weekend activity guide.

Friday, October 16, 2009
Dead of the Class

Saturday, October 17, 2009
St. Louis Interactive Festival
Carver Day
Three Beer Festivals
- 3rd Annual Washington, Missouri Beerfest
- Art St. Louis Hops Art 2009
Anniversary Charity Harvest Party benefitting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Two Black Tie Events
- The Professional Organization of Women Frankie Muse Freeman Scholarship Gala
- 100 Black Men Black Tie Gala
Sound Clash featuring DJ Needles

Want times and details of this weekend's line up? Then visit this link:
What's happening this weekend? October 16-18, 2009

Want a sneak peak of next week's events, then go directly to the October 2009 Events calendar.

Friday, October 09, 2009

This just in...More weekend events October 9-11, 2009

This month is Connect With... Month with several local organizations hosting get-togethers, seminars, service events, and happy hours to introduce some and re-acquaint others to this fine city and their missions of making the region attractive to Young Professionals.
The St. Louis Area Real Estate Professionals (SLAREP) are hosting a Networking Reception, tonight - Friday, October 9, 2009.
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Complimentary food, drinks, & music while connecting with NAREB President Vincent Wimbish & other professionals from across the region.
With kind support from Wells Fargo
Regional Arts Commission
on Delmar Loop across from the Pageant
More information about the Connect With... Kick-off and events for this weekend can be found here.
Plus, more fun and affordable events for the weekend and beyond are posted here; and don't forget about the Soulard Oktoberfest this weekend. Details are here.
Tell them your hostess, Danielle Lee, told you all about it.
Go directly to the October 2009 Events calendar to see a full list of upcoming events.

Monday, October 05, 2009

Recap of Weekend Events of October 3.

The weather was cool, partly sunny, and there was a light breeze. It was autumn and it was beautiful – the perfect weekend to share experience all of the delicious tastes, sights, and sounds of Missouri.
The Taste of St. Louis and the St. Louis Wine Fest provided so many delicious treats for the palatte, but I was taken away by the Farm-themed events this weekend. It was a Farm-tastic weekend.

The 18th Annual “Best of Missouri Market” at the Missouri Botanical Garden featured several vendors – of food, wine, and handicrafts – all made by local vendors. There were over 100 Missouri food producers offering fresh produce, canned goods, delicious baked goods, and candy makers.

Read more about the weekend here.

Go directly to the October 2009 Events calendar to see a full list of upcoming events.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

October 2009 Events

Thursday, October 1, 2009
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Smoke-free Happy Hour
Presented by
Smoke-Free St. Louis City – join the movement to make St. Louis City and Metro bars and restaurants smoke-free.
Pi Restaurant
6144 Delmar Blvd (in the Loop)
More info:

Thursday, October 1, 2009
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Isms in the Workplace

A Career Forum presented by
The CiTY Forum
A town hall discussion about counteracting "-isms" in the workplace--those subtle and overt demographic differences in our work environments, including discrimination based on age, gender, race and sexuality. Come discuss the difficulties of and solutions to "-isms" on the job.
Moderated by Sonji Young and Reena Hajat. Light refreshments will be served.
Missouri History Museum
Lindell and DeBaliviere in Forest Park
Saint Louis, MO
More info: 314 746-4599

Thursday, October 1, 2009
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
A Heart for the Homeless... Night at the Cucina
Racanelli's Cucina
St Louis, MO
Barnes-Jewish Hospital Residents and Fellows Diversity Program and the Washington University School of Medicine Department have joined forces with Racanelli's Cucina for an unforgettable event benefiting
Gateway Homeless Services, the largest, most comprehensive shelter for women and children in the state of Missouri.
Price: $25 - $50
More info: (314) 546-9684

Thursday, October 1, 2009
10:00 pm
- 2:30am
Da Mix Addicts L A Concert Jam starring DJs - FLAT OUT
The Foxhole @ Atomic Cowboy
4140 Manchester Ave (the Grove)
Saint Louis, MO
More info: 314 775-0775

Friday, October 2, 2009
6:30 pm
Bacchus at the Basin: Wine Festival Preview
Presented by the Young Friends of the Saint Louis Art Museum
Enjoy this special preview of the St. Louis Wine Festival, featuring unlimited wine tasting, hors d'oeuvres, and live music by Teddy Presberg.
The Grand Basin - At the bottom of Art Hill in Forest Park
Tickets are $50 (Young Friends Members get a $10 discount)
More info: 314 655-5416

Friday, October 2, 2009
7:00 pm
jessica Care moore LIVE! – Spoken Word Event
Hosted by Soulternative's
Selena J
Come experience the internationally celebrated poet and CEO of Moore Black Press. She has appeared on HBO's Def Poetry Jam and is well known for her history making appearances on It's Showtime at the Apollo.
Missouri History Museum
5700 Lindell Blvd (Forest Park
Tickets: Advance $10, $8 for Museum Members; $15, $13 for Members
More info: 314-361-9017 for more information.
Pdf flyer

Friday October 2 – Sunday, October 4, 2009
Friday: 4 pm -11 pm
Saturday: 11 am -11 pm
Sunday: 11 am -9 pm
Taste of St. Louis 2009
Soldier’s Memorial
Downtown St. Louis
Free Admission

Saturday, October 3, - Sunday, October 4 2009
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
18th Annual “
Best of Missouri Market
Over 145 Missouri food producers and craftsmen offer fresh produce, baked goods, fresh and dried flowers, herbs, handcrafted items, baskets, wooden toys, custom jewelry and more. Live music and a Kids Corner with cow milking, pumpkin decorating and barnyard animals.
Outdoors under tents, rain or shine.
$12 adults (13-64), $10 seniors (65+), $5 children (3-12), $5 Garden members
Buy tickets in advance online at
MoBot Members-only early bird shopping: Saturday 7 am –9 am

Saturday October 3 & Sunday, October 4, 2009
The St. Louis Wine Festival
Saturday 12:00 - 7:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 - 6:00 pm
Forest Park
St. Louis, MissouriTickets: $20, $10 for Designated Drivers (non-drinkers)
A portion of the proceeds will be contributed to the Flora Conservancy of Forest Park, a not-for-profit volunteer organization that maintains the gardens at the Jewel Box and Pagoda Circle.
For more information about the Wine Festival, visit

Saturday, October 3, 2009
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Morgan Ford in Motion Music & Street Festival
The festival will feature interactive performances, street art & music--a festival designed for all ages. Featuring Art Saint Louis hits the Street, Javier Mendoza, Steve Ewing, the Funky Butt Brass band and more
Morgan Ford at Juniata (near Tower Grove Park)
Saint Louis, MO
More info: 314 241-4810

Saturday, October 3, 2009
2:00 - 6:00 pm
Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis-Playing in the Dark: A Collision of Art and Chess
This event invites visitors to watch and play live chess matches with Grand Masters from the U.S. Women’s Chess Championship. The defending U.S. Women’s champion and Olympic Gold Medalist, Anna Zatonskih, will kick off the day by playing five players blindfolded.
Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
3750 Washington Blvd
St. Louis, MO
Sign up to participate at

Saturday, October 3, 2009
11:45 pm - 2:30 am
The Delmar Lounge (The Loop)

6235 Delmar Blvd
Saint Louis, MO
More info: 314 725- 6565

Saturday, October 3, 2009
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Howard vs. FAMU HBCU Game Night – The 2009 HBCU Challenge!
The alumni of
Howard University and Florida A&M University host a game night fundraiser.
Proceeds from this event will go towards the respective schools’ scholarship funds.
Morgan Street Brewery
721 N 2nd Street (Laclede’s Landing)
Saint Louis, MO
More info: 843 364-7321
Donation: $10

Sunday, October 4, 2009
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Carnival: Opening exhibit of Artist, Gena Brady Allen
The Urban Arts Collective at
Urban Eats Cafe
3301 Meramec Street (Dutchtown)
Saint Louis, MO
More info:

Wednesday, October 7, 2009
5:30pm - 8:30pm
Connect With...St. Louis Happy Hour
This is THE event for St. Louis young professionals to find out how to get connected. This is a signature Connect With... event. Learning about the more than 45 Connect With... member organizations and make new friends. From arts and culture, to volunteering, to social networking to leadership development, there is something for everyone to
Connect With…”
Hotel Indigo
4630 Lindell (Central West End near Forest Park)
Saint Louis, MO
More info: 314 622-1250 X102
this link.
Friday, October 9 – Sunday, October 11, 2009
5 pm - Midnight: Friday
11 am - Midnight: Saturday
11 am - 6 pm:Sunday
Soulard Oktoberfest
America’s fastest growing Octoberfest Celebration
Live Music each day – the schedule
Lots of delicious food and drink (brats, rotisserie chicken, & beer)
for purchase
Crowning of
Miss Oktoberfest
Kid’s Karneval - $5
Festival entry fee: $5 which include entry into the tents.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
GenNext Service Day
Volunteer for one of these projects:
Wesley House: Wesley House provides youth, family support, and economic development programs in north St. Louis.
4507 Lee Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63115
St. Vincent Home for Children: St. Vincent Home for Children provides residential treatment center for disturbed children, 5-12 years old.
Volunteers will participate in a variety of recreational activities with the children that currently reside at St. Vincent’s.
7401 Florissant Road
St. Louis, MO 63121
Our Lady of Guadalupe: Our Lady of Guadalupe is a Catholic school for students in kindergarten through 8th grade.
Volunteers are needed to help paint classrooms at this North County school.
17 Hawkesbury Drive
St. Louis, MO 63121
A thank you reception will take place immediately following the projects.
Sign up for one of these projects online: email

Saturday, October 10, 2009
7:00 pm
St. Louis Blues Hockey Game to benefit the
United Way of Greater St. Louis
Blues vs. Los Angeles Kings
The night will include a special auction and mystery bag sale to benefit United Way, as well as an information booth. Discounts on St. Louis Blues tickets are available to fans and for each ticket purchased through this offer, $5 will be donated to United Way.
Click on this link to purchase tickets.

Sunday, October 11, 2009
3:30pm - 6:00pm
Racial Profiling Community Forum
Viewing of the 2004 Dateline Episode titled "A Pattern of Suspicion" a program about racial profiling across the country, followed by a panel discussion.
Vaughn Cultural Center
3701 Grandel Square (Grand Arts District)
More info: 314 615-3631
Light Refreshments provided

Friday, October 16, 2009
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Presented by the
Young Friends of the Garden
Enjoy tasting specialty fall beers generously donated by Anheuser-Busch. Move and groove to the American folk, classic rock, and vintage country sounds of regional artists "The Dusty Bottoms".
Stroll through the Garden and enjoy the fall season.
$15 Members/$30 Non-members
*Free admission and automatic entry for a grand prize drawing with purchase of a new or renewed Garden membership.
Seasonal appetizers included with cost of admission.
here to register for this event

Friday, October 16, 2009
6:00 – 10:00 pm
Third Friday Seven Scorching Hot Years Birthday Blowout Open House
Put on your party shoes and let’s boogie down. Enjoy live art performance, glass making, and make some great Halloween Crafts, too. Third Fridays are free and family-friendly
Cash bar
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

Saturday, October 17, 2009
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Carver Day
Carver Day highlights the life and legacy of Dr. George Washington Carver, a native Missourian and one of the world’s foremost scientists and educators. Join Dr. Carver (as portrayed by Paxton Williams) for a stroll around the Carver Garden, learn about the native plants and flowers that inspired him, and enjoy a special menu at the Garden's cafe.
Missouri Botanical Garden
Saturday, October 17, 2009
12 noon - close
Featuring over 10 special oyster dishes, including BBQ & char grilled oysters CHAR GRILLED OYSTERS
Live Music
$5 cover after 9 pm

Saturday, October 17, 2009
12:00 pm -4:00 pm
Schlafly Bottleworks
Celebrate the harvest with an autumn beer festival . Schlafly will feature plenty of
Schlafly brews, plus great food and live music. Also, enjoy beers from other fine St. Louis breweries: Amalgamated Brewing Company, Mattingly Brewing Company, Square One Brewery, Morgan Street Brewery and O'Fallon Brewery.
TICKETS are $25 in advance and $30 day of event. Advance tickets are available now. Purchase in person at The Schlafly Tap Room or Schlafly Bottleworks through October 16th, or online until October 15th. Day of event tickets can be purchased at festival beginning at 11:30 a.m.
This event will likely sell out – get your tickets early!
Purchase advance tickets online

Saturday, October 17, 2009
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hops Art 2009
An evening of fabulous art, tasty beer, scrumptious food & fascinating artists.
This is the 3rd annual Hops Art event presented by the Art Saint Louis Gallery. It is a totally unique event that combines an art exhibition, a digital image presentation, delicious beer & food, and great people.
Art Saint Louis
555 Washington Avenue, Suite 150
Downtown Saint Louis, MO
More info: 314 241-48103

Saturday, October 24, 2009
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
United Way’s 5th annual Servathon
Volunteer with hundreds of others on National Make a Difference Day.
To volunteer, sign-up by October 20 by calling 314-539-4063 or online here. T-shirts will be available for purchase for $5 to help support United Way.
For more info visit the United Way of Greater St. Louis

October 31, 2009
9:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saints & Sinners Halloween Party
A Costume Party
The Old Ziegenhein Livery & Funeral Home
2723 Cherokee Street
Saint Louis, MO
Price: $15, includes open bar
More info: 314 750-1736

~~~~~ Ongoing Events ~~~~~

Daily until Oct 31
EarthWays Living the Green Life Exhibit
9 am -5 pm
Learn more about sustainable living from displays showcasing goods, services and information with an environmental edge.
Family fun exhibit
Brookings Interpretive Center
Missouri Botanical Garden