Get Out for Art, Theater and Even Something For The Dogs This Weekend

Art fairs, theater, music and beer are on tap this weekend.

It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do for the weekend. Patch is coming to the rescue. Check our picks for the activities to hit and new places to explore.

End Days by Deborah Zoe Laufer in Creve Coeur

When/Where: The play will be performed at The New Jewish Theatre, inside the new Marvin & Harlene Wool Studio located in the Staenberg Family Complex. The play will be showing several days between Thursay, Sept. 8 to Sept. 25, at various times. See the schedule for details.

Why go?: The play is a melange of characters, the mother-a lapsed Jew who becomes a devout born-again Christian, the father- suffering from depression after the 9/11 attacks, as well as a nerdy neighbor who dressers as Elvis, all surround the 16 year old protagonist, Rachel Stein. This play is a comedy with a moral and truthful edge.

Pricing: The cost for tickets is $35.50 to $39.50. Ticket and information hotline  is 314-442-3283

Where/When: On Saturday, Sept. 10, from 12 to 6 p.m. at in Creve Coeur.

Why go: Let your dogs have a last hurrah for summer at the Elks Lodge Doggie Swim. For the owners there will be drink specials and concessions. It is also an opportunity to see what the Elks Lodge is all about. Proof of current vaccination records required for your pet, dog owners must sign a liability waiver, a leash is needed except when dog is in pool and bring bags.You must clean up after your dog. Everyone is welcome, you do not need a dog to attend.

Pricing: $10 per family includes one dog. $5 for each additional dog.

When/Where: On Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Clayton at 7814 Forsyth Blvd., Clayton. Dates and times are as follows:

Friday, September 9, 5 to 10 p.m.Saturday, September 10, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.Sunday, September 11, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Why go: Enjoy the artwork of many talented artists, live music, food and much more. For serious art lovers, this fair is a must. There will also be a Patch booth there, so come meet us!

Pricing: Entry into the fair is free.

9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

When/Where: Sunday, Sept. 11 at 8 a.m. at

Why go: Firefighters from Creve Coeur will join colleagues around the world in remembering those who died on 9/11. Bells will toll marking the time of the attacks and the collapse of the Twin Towers. Firefighter Teresa Gansman will sing the national anthem.


St. Louis Interfaith Memorial in Music

When/Where: On Sunday, Sept. 11, at 5:30 p.m. at the Sheldon Concert Hall. The doors open at 4:45 p.m..

Why go: This religious and interfaith event is to memorialize the events of 9/11. The musical program will be an opportunity to reflect and express sadness and regret, as well as to unify the community. The program will include: First Responders from the County Police and City and County Fire Departments - Presentation of the colors, former U.S. Senator John Danforth - Invocation, Christine Brewer -  Soloist, Opera Theatre of St. Louis and String Quartet, St. Louis Symphony

Pricing: Free and open to the public.

Art of Food

When/Where: On Saturday, Sept. 10 at 6 to 10 p.m. at the Koken Art Factory.

Why go: Art of Food is Slow Food St. Louis' annual fundraiser. Enjoy small plates made by more than 20 St. Louis slow chefs, created from locally produced food. There will be live music, art as well as a silent auction with with gift certificates and baskets from restaurants, shops and organizations as well as many culinary items and experiences unavailable in stores.

Pricing: Advance tickets are $30 for members and $40 for non-members and at the door $40 and $50 respectively.

Schlafly Art Outside

When/Where: On Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Schlafly Bottleworks in Maplewood. Dates and times are as follows:Friday, September 9, 5 to 10 p.m.Saturday, September 10, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.Sunday, September 11, 12 to 4 p.m.

Why go: Schlafly Art Outside is a juried alternative art fair featuring affordable art from artists based here in the St. Louis area. Come and show your support for local art and local beer. There will also be live music, see the schedule for details. Food for purchase will be available inside the restaurant and outside.

Pricing: Free admission.

TOCO Family Festival

Where/When: The festival will take place from Sept. 9 to 11 at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park in Eureka.

Why go: TOCO is not-for-profit organization: Tapestry of Community Offerings, Programs & Services for Children & Families in need). There will be music, art, camping, great food, collective arts project, kids' concerts and party zone, mini golf, swimming, and hiking. There are a variety of camping accommodations for attendees.

Pricing: Prices vary depending on accommodations and length of stay. Please check the event website for all details.


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