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Black Friday

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2013

    International Tap House's "Nightmare Before Christmas" is a Beer Drinker's Dream

    If you're looking for that perfect gift for the beer enthusiast in your life, you can't do much better than taking them down to the International Tap House's (1711 S. 9th Street; 314-621-4333) annual "Nightmare Before Christmas," held this Saturday, December 14, at the Soulard location and the follo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2013

    IKEA is Coming: 5 Businesses St. Louis Will Freak Out Over Next

    Rumors that an IKEA furniture store could open in St. Louis kept news outlets and Facebook campaigns busy for years before Swedish retailers made the deal official last week. Every few months, it seemed, a fresh whisper would reignite the blogs and comments in business gossip. But now that IKEA see ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2013

    Goose Island Bourbon County Stout Release: Scenes from a Beer Geek's Black Friday

    At 9 a.m. on Black Friday, shoppers began lining up outside Wolfbrau House of Beer (286 Mid Rivers Center; 636-242-1040). By the time the store opened at 11 a.m., the queue had grown to 30 people. These were no ordinary post-Thanksgiving customers -- these were beer geeks. Some had already made a s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2013

    Archive Bookstore to Stay Open on Its Last Thanksgiving, Selling Everything for $1

    The Archive bookstore is closing for good, and its owners have so many boxes of books to sell off that they're extending their all-books-are-one-dollar sale, possibly for another two weeks.

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2013

    Why Shopping at Local Record Stores on Black Friday Is Awesome

    Black Friday can be an agonizing notion. Do you choose family time or doorbuster sales? Do you protest workers' crazy hours by staying home, or do you go buy something because the clerks are going to be at the stores anyway? And what in the world should you think about the growing trend for stores t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2013

    As Construction Costs Mount, Book House Owner Michelle Barron Launches Kickstarter

    Michelle Barron hopes she gets to spend Black Friday at work because that would mean her store, the Book House, would finally be open and ready for customers. All that stands in her way is money. Barron needs enough cash upfront to pay the contractors who must totally re-do her firewalls, electrica ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2013

    The Best St. Louis Noise/Experimental Shows: November 2013

    Punk rock's outcry at pop culture is played out. Some 30 years later, we're in the future and we're bored. Some still ball their spite for pop in other ways. Deliberately shrill and mostly dense, "noise" has become a blanket term for bands who explore and experiment around the beaten path. The genre ... More >>

  • Music

    November 22, 2012

    Ha Ha Tonka

    8 p.m. Friday, November 23. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2012

    VIDEO: After Almost a Century and a Half, Missouri Has Wild Elk Again

    The gates to the temporary holding pen have finally been opened. Wild elk -- unknown to our state since the end of the Civil War -- are back. As the man in the video says: "Welcome to freedom." The Farm Bureau has warned that reintroducing elk to Missouri would wreak havoc on farms and roads. The ... More >>

  • News

    March 1, 2012
  • Blogs

    November 28, 2011

    Occupy St. Louis "Hijacks" Walmart, Macy's; Police Captain Explains Tactics

    ​Forcibly evicted from downtown's Kiener Plaza, Occupy St. Louis has taken its protest to area department stores. Yesterday afternoon, roughly 30 Occupiers held a meeting outside Macy's at the Galleria. Later, a few "mic-checked" -- using their collective voices as a human megaphone to shout anti- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2011

    The Ten Best Things to do in St. Louis This Weekend: November 25 to 27

    Happy Capitalism Celebration day! This weekend is as packed as your small intestine. First things first: shopping. Friday This year, ditch the evil big box stores in favor of supporting local art and business. You will not get $200 off a 87-inch flat screen TV, but you will find beer and Beryl, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2011

    Ten Best Food Events This Weekend: November 25-27

    Friday (November 25): Black Friday @ Oceano Bistro Enjoy half price appetizers, $5 martinis, $2 select beers and $5 select wines during this post-turkey day Clayton intoxication celebration. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Holiday Beer Tapping @ International Tap House (both locations) Both locations of Interna ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 17, 2011
  • Blogs

    November 16, 2011

    Henry Rollins, Old 97s Lead This Week's Show Announcements

    Courtesy of the artistHot.​From the looks of it, we're in for another killer spring as far as concerts are concerned. The Old 97's bring that highly accessible Texas twang to The Pageant is a bright spot on January 21. Henry Rollins, he of nimble mind and Black Flag fame also heads to the Page ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2011

    St. Louis Malls to Open At 12:01 a.m. Black Friday

    ​ What am I thankful for this holiday season? That I don't work in retail. Specifically, that I don't work for any of the malls operated by CBL & Associates. Yesterday the company announced that its five St. Louis malls -- Chesterfield, Mid-Rivers, South County Center, St. Clair Square and Wes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    Hear New So Many Dynamos Music Played Live

    A few months ago, we pointed you to a stripped-back version of a new So Many Dynamos song. Well, courtesy of Trevor Juenger, here's fleshed-out live video of new SMD music from last year's Black Friday event. The band will be playing at the Firebird on March 4 as part of what's now a US English EP ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 2, 2010
  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    Photos: Fresh Paint II at 2720 Cherokee on Black Friday, November 26

    On Friday night, November 26, the music and art scenes converged for Fresh Paint II at 2720 Cherokee. Sarah Rusnak attended and brought back a slideshow of photos from the festivities. View all Fresh Paint II: Black Friday photos here; a sampling can be found below.Sarah Rusnak​View a slidesho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    Barack Obama Joe Biden ÷ Iron Man = Best Painting Ever

    This gem was spotted at Fresh Paint II, the Black Friday art/music extravaganza at 2720 Cherokee:​To answer the obvious questions: Yes, it does portray Barack Obama and Joe Biden as the cast of Iron Man; no, we have no idea what kind of deep symbolic message the artist is trying to send.

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2010

    This Week in Gut Check, Regurgitated

    Image via​This week, Gut Check was all caught up in Thanksgiving preparations -- a holiday that's here and gone way too soon. But if a day of Black Friday shopping has left you not-quite ready to turn the page to December, relive the turkey day magic with a look at Thanksgivings past and a video h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2010

    Gut Check Conjures the Ghosts of Thanksgivings (Far) Past

    On November 29, 1900, the Park Avenue Hotel in New York City hosted a Thanksgiving dinner. While Good Housekeeping advised the masses to stick to roast turkey, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, tomato soup and pumpkin and mince pies, the menu for the super-rich was quite different. ​

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2010

    Make a Cat (or Dog) Thankful This Weekend

    This glamorous creature once lived at a Humane Society.​Screw getting a stupid giant teevee machine on sale this Black Friday. Those won't make your life any better, and the big dumb pile of technology won't care one way or the other.Instead, take advantage of incentives from the Humane Society of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    Black Friday Record Store Sales Hit Vintage Vinyl, Euclid Records and Apop Records

    recordstoreday.com​April's annual Record Store Day has been such a rousing success, a semi-sequel is happening on Black Friday. Indie record stores all around the country will have exclusives, special releases, deluxe editions and other rare, limited-run goodies for sale. Vintage Vinyl and Euc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    Artgasm: This Weekend's Art Openings, November 26-28, 2010

    (c) Rock N Roll Craft Show​Most of the galleries forego opening a new show this weekend, what with all the turkey comas, family obligations and Black Friday riots. However, if you're in the market for some objets d'art that you can give to everybody on your list, here are two events that are right ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    Top Ten Concerts During Thanksgiving Weekend in St. Louis: November 24 to 28

    Wikimedia Commons​It's the biggest bar night of the year. Go big -- or go home. (Or, you know, just stay home.) More music here. Have a great holiday! Wednesday Tight Pants Syndrome @ Mangia Dubbed the "First Annual Night Before Thanksgiving Rock Pantstacular," this show features the power-po ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    Fresh Paint For Black Friday (Hawthorne Headhunters So Many Dynamos Illphonics @ 2720 Cherokee)

    Image viaHawthorne Headhunters is Black Spade, Coultrain and I, Ced.​You've probably already heard about the awesome awesomeness that is and will be Fresh Paint II this Friday at 2720 Cherokee. The event's Facebook page already has more than 15,000 (!) invites.But, if you aren't already in the kno ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    This Holiday Season, Give 'Em an Animal Farm (Not the Orwellian Kind)

    image viaTiny the Goat is in need of a sponsor.​Have a horrible fear of crowds? Feel like sleeping late on Black Friday? The Humane Society of Missouri has the solution for you! Instead of hiking out to the mall, sit down at your computer (you don't even have to get out of your pajamas!) and g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2010

    Bootleg Beats Celebrates Black Friday at the Thaxton Speakeasy

    Sarah ParadoskiThe Thaxton Speakeasy's main floor during its April 2008 opening​Bootleg Beats is a relatively new local monthly at the Thaxton Speakeasy (1009 Olive Street). The Friday, November 26 ("Black Friday") edition is a special expanded version: Besides the below-ground bar venue, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2010

    Loser Alert: Area Man Begins Camping Monday for Black Friday Deals

    Say what you will about Isaac Bowser. The kid from Rolla has his goals. Since last night -- Monday -- Bowser has been camped out outside a Best Buy store in Fairview Heights, Illinois. Why? Because he wants to be the first shopper through the doors the day after Thanksgiving -- a.k.a. Black Friday.S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    Five Reasons to Embrace the Food Safety Bill

    That food safety bill we keep talking about? Exactly what's it going to do for us? MSNBC breaks it down into the five most important points, the first being less intestinal distress. ABC reports that a recent change in the bill will exempt small farms that make less than half a million dollars annua ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2009

    Bargain Shopping, the Cardinal Way

    Ah, January. Bringer of frigid temperatures, NFL playoff games, and suicides by the bucketful. The holiday season is officially over. Christmas has come and gone, and the New Year has been rung. Truly, these are the darkest days of all for the retail industry. Thus, one other thing always comes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2007

    Daily Web Crawl

    Your daily guide to what they're whispering about in the next cubicle. HERE Another sports quiz -- but this time it's local. Pointless poetry for all you Scrooges. So, does a Kirkwood McMansion come with fries? Now that's dedication! www.dixiblog.com THERE Facebook pulls down its banner- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2007

    Daily Web Crawl

    Your daily guide to what they're whispering about in the next cubicle. HERE Gut Check and A to Z go on a four-day holiday hiatus. Today there are too many thankful local bloggers to count. Benny recalls a past biggest bar night of the year. www.local6.com Don't Tase me, girl! THERE This is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2007

    Daily Web Crawl

    Your daily guide to what they're whispering about in the next cubicle. HERE Don't forget to brush and floss daily at A to Z. The Smoking Gun supplies the Megan Meier police report. (Via Jezebel) Is STLWorkingMom a blog snob? Take a stroll through Columbia, Illinois, with Darren Snow. www.kitsu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2006

    Review Preview: Wapango

    www.answers.com That name again is Mr. Plow. If you're like me, you've already got your Black Friday equipment all revved up. This year I've opted for one of those extra-wide Costco shopping carts — the Hummer H2 of shopping carts — with a plow attached to the front and netting along t ... More >>

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