The Jewish holiday of Sukkot, which ends tomorrow, is a seven-day harvest festival. As part of the celebration, it's customary to build a little booth called a sukkah, in order to commemorate the huts the Jews were said to have lived in during their 40 years of post-Exodus wandering in the desert. This year, Washington University's Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, Hillel and The Museum of ImaJewnation. decided to class things up a little by sponsoring a sukkah design competition called SukkahCitySTL. More than 40 artists and architects from around the county submitted designs; the ten winners would actually get built. And here they are, on display on the lawn of the Danforth Campus's Ann W. Olin Women's Building until Sunday. Photos by RFT Photo Intern Savannah Dodd.
This week, Ian Froeb visits contemporary Clayton eatery, the Bocci Bar which opened in April. Jennifer Silverberg took these photos of the restaurant and its cuisine. Be sure to check out Ian's review.
Koken Art Factory hosted GLOW, a blacklight party, on Saturday, October 15, 2011. They annual event featured 3 DJs, 2 stages with nude models painted in flourescent paint and, of course, audience participation. Jason Stoff was there and took these pictures.
On Saturday, October 15, Warrior Dash invaded Blackhawk Valley Hunting Preserve in Old Monroe, Missouri. Participants race through "3.17 hellish miles" overcoming 12 obstacles with names such as Assassin's Escape, Teetering Traverse, Satan's Steps and Deadman's Drop. Costumes are encouraged....
People in German garb took over Lyon Park in the Soulard neighborhood in south St. Louis over the the October 7–9 weekend to enjoy beer and sunshine during the annual Soulard Oktoberfest celebration. Jon Gitchoff dropped by on Saturday and brought back these photos.
The lead singer for the Who, Roger Daltrey, brought his 2011 tour to the Peabody Opera House in St. Louis on October 8. He performed the Who's rock opera Tommy plus other songs from the band's catalog. Paul Freeman opened. Photos by Jon Gitchoff.
The Arctic Monkeys paid a visit to the Pageant on October 4th during their 2011 U.S. tour to promote their newest album Suck It and See. The Smith Westerns from Chicago opened the show. Photos by Crystal Rolfe.