St. Louis Dream Kitchen Tour
When/Where: On Sunday, Oct 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Louis Chapter Hadassah, Creve Coeur
Why go: Get some great ideas for your home at this self-guided tour peeking into some of the most spectacular private kitchens in West St. Louis county. Proceeds benefit medical research at the world-class Hadassah Medical Organization as well as advocacy in the US on behalf of healthcare and children at risk.
All on the Same Page Bookstore Grand Opening
When/Where: On Saturday, Oct 1, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at All on the Same Page Bookstore, 11052 Olive Blvd., Creve Coeur
Why go: The store is holding its grand opening with hourly give aways, refreshments, and special guests author of Cutting the Game: Inside Television Baseball from the Director's Chair and former professional baseball player Tom Mee, Jr., as well as former Cardinal player and current broadcaster Al Hrabosky. The store will have new and used books, all genres, and book and writing accessories.
Get Fit! Fiscally, Physically, Fabulously: The Latest Trends for Woman Wellness
When/ Where: On Saturday, Oct 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Tappmeyer House, Creve Coeur
Why go: Learn about ways to feel better at this Women's Wellness Expo. This interactive event will allow attendees to meet in small groups with presenters. Expo will include cooking demonstrations and food tastings, financial advice, yoga and more. For information please contact Shannon Lemp at email@example.com, or call 314-398-2909.
Historic Shaw Art Fair
When/Where: On Saturday, Oct 1, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 2, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Flora Place in the Shaw Neighborhood in South City
Why go: Enjoy live music, great food from local restaurants, wine, beer and fine art in various media including jewelry, textiles/fiber arts (includes wearable and baskets), photography/digital art, painting/drawing, mixed-media, sculpture, wood/metal working, glass, clay. There will be a Kids Corner with art fun as well as storytelling and puppeteer shows.
Pricing: $5 for people ages 15 years and older. Children younger than 15 are free when accompanied by an adult. Admission fee goes to the Shaw neighborhood for improvements to the area and assistance to various programs for children and adults.
Taste of Benton Park- Harvest- Art Festival and Free Concert
When/Where: On Saturday, Oct. 1, 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Corner of South Jefferson and Arsenal in Benton Park.
Why go: Enjoy live music by Blues Judge Live, Aaron Kamm & the One Drops, and Jakes Leg Live. There will be great food and yummy drinks for sale. Coolers and leashed pets are welcome.
Pricing: All events are free and open to the public. All proceeds benefit Benton Park Neighborhood Association (BPNA), supporting improvements in the neighborhood & park.
The Best of Missouri Market
When/Where: At the Missouri Botanical Garden, Friday, Sept.30, Saturday, Oct. 1, and Sunday, Oct. 2.. Various times for events and music. See schedule for details.
Why go: The Best of Missouri Market is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Food producers and crafts people will haver fresh produce, baked goods, fresh and dried flowers, herbs, handcrafted items, baskets, wooden toys, custom jewelry and more for sale. Enjoy music and attendance prize drawings.
Pricing: The cost for adults is $12 (ages 13 to 64), $10 for Seniors (ages 65+), $5 for children (ages 3 to 12), $5 Garden members, free for members' children ages 3 to 12.
Olivette on the Go Friday
When/Where: On Friday, Sept. 30, Saturday, Oct. 1, and Sunday, Oct. 2 at Stacy Park in Olivette.
Why go: Week-end festivities include a live music, 5K race, chili cook-off, softball tournament and spaghetti eating contest. The Magic House will be providing free educational activities.
Pricing: The festival is free, wristbands and carnival tickets for rides are available for purchase. No coolers or pets will be permitted.
Third Annual Midtown Alley Street Fest!
When/Where: On Saturday, Oct. 1, from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Locust Street from Garrison to Hotel Ignacio. Live Music On Two Stages:
Why go: Shop for art, food, handbags, jewelry, accessories, pottery, soaps and much more. Stray Rescue of St. Louis will host an adoption event as well. Enjoy the live music
of Kim Massie, Murder City Players, David Beeman (of Old Lights), Derrick Streibig (of We Are Warm), Stickley & Canan, Animal Empty, Née, Union Tree Review, Pretty Little Empire, and The Blind Eyes.
Pricing: Free entry. Complimentary parking can be found on two parking lots: The Washington North parking lot, located at the intersection of Washington Avenue and Josephine Baker Boulevard; and the Theresa Avenue parking lot, located at North Theresa and Olive Street. Metered, street parking is available on Olive Street and North Compton Avenue.
Grove Fest 2011
When/Where: On Saturday, Oct. 1, 4 p.m. to Sunday, Oct. 2 12 a.m. between Tower Grove Ave and Kentucky Ave..
Why go: This eclectic neighborhood street festival will feature live music, interactive art, fashion shows, tattoo competitions, street performers, and local food and drinks from the Grove’s and St. Louis’s great restaurants. After the festival, please visit after parties at bars along Manchester.
David Halen And Friends Previewing The American Art Experience - St. Louis Festival
When/Where: On Thursday, Sept. 29 at 7:30 p.m. at Grand Center: Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries.
Why go: Saint Louis Symphony concertmaster David Halen and friends kick-off the second annual American Art Experience-St. Louis. The concert, benefiting the Arts and Education Council, will feature musical selections by George Gershwin and Irving Berlin, and much more. This exciting multi-media event will also highlight events and organizations participating in the American Arts Experience-St. Louis festival, and will be broadcast live on HEC-TV (Charter Channel 989 and 118-26, AT&T U-Verse Channel 99) and live-streamed at hectv.org.
Pricing: The cost of tickets for the are $25 for orchestra seats and $20 balcony seats. Patron tickets are $50 including pre-concert cocktails, preferred seating and a tax deduction. Call the Arts and Education Council at 314-289-4005.
Rabbit Hole starring Jenni Ryan
When/Where: Performances will be from Thursday, Sept. 29 through Sunday, Oct. 2. at the Insight Theatre Company in Webster Groves .The performances on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday begin at 8 p.m., the Sunday performance is a matinee beginning at 2 p.m..
Why go: See a Pulitzer Prize winning play with Kevin Kline award winning actors. The play is about a family experiencing sorrow and their road to recovery and happiness.
Pricing: The lower center section seats cost $30, the upper section is $25.