LouFest, Blues Week, Festival of Nations and More Are on Tap This Week

Each week, Creve Coeur Patch will provide you with a list of upcoming weekend events.

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.

Plus, remember this week marks the kickoff of the high school football season. You can find details for all the games of interest to Creve Coeur here.

The St. Louis Sports Commission Associates' Trivia Night
When/ Where:
On Saturday, doors open at 6 p.m, questions begin at 7 p.m. at in Creve Coeur.
Why go: Enjoy a fun evening of trivia on a wide variety of subjects. Beer, wine, soda and water will be provided. Take this opportunity to support a good cause; proceeds help fund the Associates' Sportsman Scholarship awarded annually to a graduating high school senior from the St. Louis area who demonstrates outstanding sportsmanship in athletic competition.
Pricing: $200 for a table of 8. You may register online. Call Tim Ryan at 314-345-5101 or e-mail him at tryan@stlsports.org with questions.

Festival of Nations
When/ Where: On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Tower Grove Park
Why go: This outdoor festival brings together many cultures with food, music, dance and crafts. There will also be storytelling, dance lessons and much more.
Pricing: Admission and entertainment are free.  

LouFest Music Festival
When/Where: On Saturday and Sunday in Central Fields in Forest Park. See the schedule for details.
Why go: There will be 18 national and local bands on two stages, food from PI Pizza, Pappy's Smokehouse, Atomic Cowboy and more, and many things for sale. This green event will have recycling, composting, free valet parking and refillable water stations. Area K for kids will freature music, magic, food, a rock climbing wall and more.
Pricing: A two day pass is $64, a one day pass is $38 and children younger than 10 are free. Re-entry available.

St. Louis Blues Week
When/ Where: This event will be from August 25 to September 4 with a variety of locations and times. See schedule for details.
Why go: To enjoy and celebrate great music, incuding  a blues reception, festival, brunch, cruise, workshops, discussions and awards.
Pricing: Prices vary for different activities.
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/STLBluesweek
Twitter: http://twitter.com/stlbluesweek

Downtown Restaurant Week
When/Where: This event will take place from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. each evening until Sunday, August 28 at many restaurants downtown. See website for details.
Why go: For a special prix fix of $25 enjoy a three-course dinner at some of the best restaurants downtown (Cielo,Ruth's Chris Steak House, Mosaic, Mango and more. Make reservations early to secure your table for this busy food fest.
Pricing: Simply select the restaurant of your choice from the list of participants and pay $25 per person, plus tip and tax.

22nd Annual Mozingo Marching Percussion Competition
When / Where: On Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Francis Howell North High School
Why go: If you love music and percussion instruments listen to different drummers from the area at this competition.
Pricing: The price for adults is $5, students pay $3.

Mae Wheeler Gospel Benefit
When/ Where: On Tuesday, August 30, at 7:30 p.m. at the Sheldon.
Why go: Gospel choirs from at least four north St. Louis churches will be performing.
Pricing: $10 at the door.

Wonder-Full Wednesday Nights
When/ Where: On Wednesday, Aug 31 from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Magic House, St. Louis Children's Museum
Why go: This is the last Wednesday families (up to two adults and four of their own children) will be admitted free to The Magic House courtesy of Cepia (makers of ZhuZhu Pets™).
Pricing: Free. Reservations are not required.  

* The third Friday of each month is still free at The Magic House, courtesy of Target.


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