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World Bird Santuary will be at the Whole Foods Market again on Monday in with some friends in Town and Country . There will be some special birds for the kids to see. A story will be read, a snack will be served and a craft will be done afterwards! The soulful styling of Courtney Loveless will be on stage at the first installment of the fall season of Twilight Tuesdays at the History Museum in Forest Park. Feel free to bring a picnic or partake in the food trucks that will be available for you. There is also a kid zone with crafts and face painting! On Wednesday night, St. Charles may be the place to be as the Foundry Art Centre will be hosting Canvases & Cocktails, an event where you can go home with a masterpiece of your own creation! These guided art-making events are perfect for artistic professionals and amateurs alike as instructors guide participants step by step. Bring your favorite bottle of wine or beer to drink, relax, and have fun! Described as cross between The Moth Radio Hour and Mystery Science Theater 3000, “Sorry, Please Continue... “ features some amazing stories told by anyone who wants to participate mixed with commentary from some of St. Louis’ funniest comedians on Wednesday night. Where?
On Friday check out the music festival where Music @ The Intersection will feature a “happy hour” concert in Strauss Park highlighting jazz, blues and new music. The music continues into the night inside some of Grand Center’s restaurants and venues! You’ll find me at the Chesterfield Amphitheater for annual The Taste of St. Louis, on Friday for an award-winning celebration of the best food, art, music and culture our great city has to offer. A Grand Tasting Event, 30+ Restaurants, Culinary Competitions, an Art & Wine SEPTEMBER Walk, the Chef Battle Royale, Amphitheatre Shows, Kid City and so much more.
Also on Friday you can bring the kiddos to the Kirkwood Greentree Festival, a family-oriented celebration featuring everything from live music and a dog show, to food and a car show. There will also be a parade on Saturday morning. The Great Forest Park Balloon Race festivities kick off on Friday night with the Balloon Glow in Forest Park. On Saturday, guests can enjoy the race and an array of planned festivities. On Saturday, The South Grand Business District is excited to announce the 2nd annual Fall Festival. The event is to celebrate what makes South Grand and its surrounding community unique, which will incorporate local artists and musicians, dancers, and, most of all, great restaurants, services and shops. Every year, Schlafly Beer brews a ton of different beer styles. At HOP in the City you can try over 40 of them. Purchase a “Tasting Ticket” to enjoy unlimited beer samples at the biggest Schlafly party of the year at The Schlafly Tap Room or purchase a “Lot Ticket” to just come check out the bands on Saturday night. Also on Saturday, you can celebrate Mexican Independence Day at Viva Mexico on Cherokee Street where you can enjoy authentic food, margaritas and beer,
Folkloric dances, and even live bands. Me and my babies can’t wait to head over to Grand Center as they host, along with Regional Arts Commission (RAC) , a free afternoon of dance performances by 30 of the premier dance troupes in St. Louis. This inaugural event, Grand Dance Fest, will be on Saturday, in the Grand Center Arts District located at Washington and Grand. Also on Saturday, BBs Jazz Blues & Soups will be host to their Annual Rhythm, Blues & Funk Festival. Bryan Adams will be at the Hollywood theater Saturday evening. I heard that one of his most popular songs was based on The Lou! “Baby you’re all that I want, when you’re lying here in my arms, I’m finding it hard to believe we’re in St. Louis!” I think they made him change it to Heaven for a broader appeal ;) Come enjoy the 2nd Annual Atomic Blues Festival Atomic Cowboy on Sunday which will be Benefiting The St. Louis Blues Society’s Education Fund.
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