Think St. Louis could use a microbrewery trolley system? How about a set of City Museum-like playgrounds for adults? Or is it time to give street artists free reign? Some people out there think so. Voting began this week for Rally Saint Louis, a crowd-sourced and publicly-funded ideas competition ... More >>
Five people were injured Sunday night during a car race at the last night of Missouri State Fair, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Columbia, Missouri's KOMU reports that Tyson Russell, 25, lost control during a turn, crashed through a guardrail and a safety fence and into the crowd.In ... More >>
Selecting Riverfront Times' Best of St. Louis 2011 was no picnic. Choosing the winner meant several worthy candidates would go unmentioned -- until now. In this Gut Check series, we are chewing our way through notable runners up in a number of categories. To see hundreds more winners and finalists a ... More >>
Man! First Lynryd Skynyrd canceled their show last week for health reasons, and now the power's out at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia.Last night, a storm knocked over trees, power lines, tents and concession stands at the fairgrounds. The grounds are closed to the public this morning, but far ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsButter sculpture of of a dragon. We call her Margereene. The Missouri State Fair's kicks off this Thursday in Sedalia. Where there's a fair, there's one thing for certain: Butter sculptures. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Iowa State Fair's annual butter sculp ... More >>
Amanda WoytusTour D'Onut bikers line up in front of John Donut before moseying to the second shop. At 9 a.m. Saturday, the inside of Soulard's John Donut was packed with about 30 people dressed in their athletic finest, enjoying breakfast around the bright yellow tables. They're participants ... More >>
Courtesy of John FosterA young man and his two lady friends take a spin in the new-fangled invention of the day, the gas-powered automobile. Yesterday, Daily RFT showed you some lost photos of St. Louis circa 1900, courtesy of found photo buff John Foster's blog. Foster's worked to rejuvenate ... More >>
Courtesy of John FosterTwo women take a nap in a St. Louis park circa 1900.Forest Park turned a whopping 135 years old almost two weeks ago, and we're getting nostalgic. And those feelings were only egged on by the recent discovery of this blog from TOKY account manager John Foster, who earli ... More >>
For the last twenty years, the African Heritage Association has presented the St. Louis African Arts Festival, a weekend full of dancing, singing, art, poetry, lots of food and an authentic African market with a wide variety of products, set up at the World's Fair Pavilion. The event's many sponsors ... More >>
Where do Iron Maiden songs and Mother Goose rhymes meet? At the Famous Fictional Verses art show, opening at Mad Art Gallery this weekend. Portraits from over 25 local artists will be on display, all inspired by the lyrics from poetry or popular music. Find details on this show and lots more in the ... More >>
7 p.m. Saturday, September 4. The Family Arena, 2002 Arena Parkway, St. Charles.
Ian FroebA day no donuts would fry.World's Fair Donuts (1940 South Vandeventer Avenue; 314-776-9975) is closed today. A sign on the front door says that the iconic St. Louis doughnut shop will be closed "for a few days" due to a car accident.It's unclear when the sign was posted -- any regulars k ... More >>
5 p.m. Saturday, August 29. The parking lot of the Schlafly Tap Room, 2100 Locust Street.
Beginning today, Robin Wheeler -- a.k.a. the Dive Bomber and the Throwback -- takes over the Morning Brew duties. Give her a big Gut Check welcome! - IanIt's state fair season. Go eat something on a stick. (ABC News)The current trend in French dining? McDonald's. (Times Online)Drought doesn't hu ... More >>
This just in from the Missouri State Fair, attention fiddlers -- or just out-of-work violinists -- out there, you can win some cool cash by performing, one month from today, your best hoedown, waltz and a tune-of-choice at the Missourah Missouri State Fair. Missouri State Fair News FOR IMME ... More >>
8 p.m. Saturday, July 25. Live on the Levee, under the Gateway Arch.
ozarkmusicfestivalexhibit.comThe Ozark Music Festival kicked off 35 years ago last Saturday, July 18, at the Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia. Concert promoters had assured Sedalians that they would be hosting a "soft rock" festival with 50,000 spectators.Instead, 160,000 people (and that's a c ... More >>
People will dig it, too!
Welcome to the fair
Get set for Olivette
World's Fair Doughnuts,
1904 South Vandeventer Avenue;
Sedalia or die
Mr. Night and Ms. Day grab iPods for an iPopping tour of Forest Park