Events in St. Louis - South City

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Garden Party Lights

Thursdays-Sundays, 6 p.m. Continues through Oct. 19

If you don't live in an air-conditioned place, the Missouri Botanical Garden (4434 Shaw Boulevard; is one of the coolest places to be when the summer sun goes down, thanks to its multitudes of flora. Fortunately, the garden will be open late once again on select nights during Garden Party Lights, a massive installation of multimedia light projections designed by AVI Systems and Theatrical Concepts. Doors open at 6 p.m. Thursday through Sunday (July 6 to October 19), with the light show starting once it's dark. There will be food and beverage sales at both the covered Biergarten and the Cohen Cantina. Tickets are $10 to $20, and Thursdays and Sundays are family nights, with $3 tickets for kids younger than twelve. 314-577-9400

Cat & Cake Walk

Sat., Sept. 21, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Cherokee Antique Row Cherokee St. from S. Jefferson Ave. to Lemp Ave., St. Louis St. Louis - South City

Celebrate the Cat & Cake Walk from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. on historic Cherokee Antique Row. Experience many of the St. Louis 250th Birthday Cakes. Cake lovers and cake artists will be having their reunion here that day. There will be cats in shop windows, cats in strollers and community cats watching you! Take part in a scavenger hunt and drawing to name the cats and cakes. You can win gift certificates and gift cards from the merchants. Let your inner child out and dare to wear a kitty costume while dancing to festive music. (314) 772-1436

ComedySportz St Louis Improv Workshops

Mondays. Continues through Oct. 28
Pat Connolly Tavern 6400 Oakland Ave., St. Louis St. Louis - Dogtown

Improv workshops are a fun way to explore your creativity! Learn from the area's best instructors! You don't want to miss it! Each Workshop is self-contained drops-ins are encouraged. Tickets are only $10 314-647-7287

Weekly Free Chess Lessons

Tuesdays, 5-7 p.m. Continues through Dec. 17
Apotheosis Comics 3206 S Grand Ave, St. Louis St. Louis - South Grand

Starting April 2nd and every Tuesdays from 5-7pm we’re offering FREE chess lessons with a 3 round G/20 tournament from 1 to 4 pm, every last Sunday of the month. That’s right – you can learn how to play chess right here at the shop! All you need to do is show up. No age restrictions, all levels of experience are welcome. 314.260.1689

Compton Heights - Compton Hill House Tour

Sat., Sept. 28, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sun., Sept. 29, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Magic Chef Mansion 3400 Russell Blvd., St. Louis St. Louis - Soulard

Buy Tickets$25 in advance, $30 during Tour. Children under 4 are free.

Two of St. Louis' finest historic neighborhoods, long celebrated for gorgeous turn-of-the-century architecture--will host a house tour September 28 and Sunday September 29, 2019. Tour 10 gracious homes with original stained-glass windows and intricate woodwork, winding staircases and elegant features. Just one of the many highlights of the tour is the famed Magic Chef Mansion, a stunning showplace home and crown jewel of the area. The main floor and the unique basement bowling alley are included, plus the lovely biergarten on the grounds offers a selection of cold drinks and food for purchase. 314-664-3400

Macklind Days

Sat., Sept. 28, 12-8 p.m.

Join us the last Saturday in September when we close down Macklind (from Devonshire to Nottingham) for our annual Macklind Days Street Festival. This year we welcome Change, Incorporated as our headline sponsor! Band & Stage Sponsored by Schicker Ford of St. Louis & Precision Wealth Strategies Dj Mark 1pm til 6pm Salt & Lime 6pm til 8pm Kid Zone Sponsored by Clementine's Naughty & Nice Creamery & CC Fly Fitness Bounce Houses 12pm-6pm Face Painting 12:30pm-5:30pm Reptile Show 3pm-5pm Balloon Artist 1pm -5pm Bubble Zone Dunking Booth na

Walk to Feed the Hungry to Benefit Buddhist Global Relief

Sat., Sept. 28, 1-4 p.m.
Tower Grove Park 4256 Magnolia Ave., St. Louis St. Louis - Tower Grove

Buy Tickets$25.00

Join the Buddhist Council of Greater St Louis Saturday, September 28, 2019 @ 1pm at the Sons of Rest Pavilion [SE corner of park] in Tower Grove Park for a 5K walk to benefit Buddhist Global Relief. Suggested donation of $25 includes T-shirt. Register @ Please register by 9-9-19. Late registration up to & including day of event: $30. Please bring your own water bottle to stay hydrated and be green! 314-517-0468

Chess Tournament hosted by the St. Louis Chess Club

Last Saturday of every month, 1-4 p.m. Continues through Dec. 29
Apotheosis Comics 3206 S Grand Ave, St. Louis St. Louis - South Grand

Test your skills every last Sunday of the month for a 3 round G/20 tournament from 1 to 4pm; $10 entry fee. All skill levels are welcome. Winner takes home the Apotheosis Cup and a cash prize if 6 or more players compete. 1st - $30 2nd -$20 3rd - $10 314.260.1689

Art in the Park St. Louis Hills

Sun., Sept. 29, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Francis Park Eichelberger St. & Donovan Ave., St. Louis St. Louis - St. Louis Hills

Fourteen years and going strong! Art in the Park returns to Francis Park in St. Louis Hills on Sunday, September 29, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., when artists fill the space on both sides of the lily pond to showcase their creative wares amid live music, delicious food and children’s activities. As always, admission is free and open to the public. 314-406-1672


Fri., Oct. 4, 6-9 p.m.
Anheuser-Busch Biergarten 12th St and Lynch St, St. Louis St. Louis - South City

Buy Tickets$30 - $100

Join friends new and old for a festive and casual evening featuring Anheuser-Busch’s finest beers, wine, food, brewery tours and a little bit of music. Come to the Biergarten and experience the festivities, take a photo with a Clydesdale, and maybe join in for a drinking song or two! Tickets start at $30. Visit for more information. 314-652-2224

No Place Like Home 5k Run/Walk

Sat., Oct. 5, 9-11 a.m.
Tower Grove Park 4256 Magnolia Ave., St. Louis St. Louis - Tower Grove

Buy Tickets$25 single; $75 Family of 4

The Sixth Annual “No Place Like Home” 5K Run/Walk will be held Saturday, October 5 in Tower Grove Park in south St. Louis City. 5K run begins at 9:00 a.m. and the walk begins at 9:10 a.m. The event will benefit Depaul USA-St. Louis, supporting people experiencing homelessness. Runners and walkers are encouraged to dress up like their favorite Wizard of Oz character; gift prize for Best-Dressed. Register online at: For more information, please contact: Steve Wiederkehr 314-539-1688. 314-539-1688

Sex Trafficking Workshop

Sat., Oct. 5, 12-1 p.m.
St. Louis Public Library 3309 S. Grand Blvd., St. Louis St. Louis - South Grand

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@ St Louis Public Library-Carpenter Branch, 3309 S Grand Blvd, St. Louis 63118
Learn to spot the signs of sex trafficking, help identify and assist victims who are often LGBTQIA, marginalized women, sex workers, and undocumented individuals. This event is important for business, first responders, law enforcement, educators, health care providers, and sex workers. GutterGlitter is proud to present Karen Schoonmaker, a survivor trainer from San Francisco, to give this intensive sex trafficking workshop. 314-772-6586

Soulard Bar Bounce

Sat., Oct. 5, 12-6 p.m.
Great Grizzly Bear 1027 Geyer Ave., St. Louis St. Louis - Soulard

Buy Tickets$45

The biggest Bar Crawl in St. Louis, Bar Bounce benefits Angels' Arms, a local foster care organization right here in St. Louis. Free beer! Join us, Sat. October 5, from 12-6 PM in Historic Soulard, MO! At Bar Bounce you will 'bounce' from bar to bar on a pre-planned route with over 1,000 people down in Soulard!! Enjoy free pitchers of beer, a t-shirt, great drink specials, food specials, raffles and more! All proceeds benefit Angels' Arms, a local non-profit that helps foster children here in St. Louis, MO. 314-842-8400

Common Sound Festival

Sat., Oct. 5, 1-6 p.m.
Marquette Park 4099 S Compton Ave, St. Louis St. Louis - South City

Buy TicketsFree

3rd annual Common Sound Festival is going to be a fun community event, with a focus on building relationships and the celebrating diversity of the St. Louis dance community. The Common Sound Festival is not only a means to bring the community together, but it is also a fundraiser for DSCC to pursue our mission in increasing neighborhood vitality through community empowerment, housing and real estate development in South East St. Louis City. 314-352-4865

River City Jamboree: Swap and Flea

Sat., Oct. 5, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
4 Hands Brewing Co. 1220 S. 8th St., St. Louis St. Louis - Soulard

River City Jamboree: Swap and Flea held at 4Hands Brewing Co. Oct 5th Attendees can enjoy buying/selling/trading with 50+ independent vendors - Vintage clothing - Antiques - Motorcycle & Auto parts - Handcrafted Jewelry, Leather, & Much More Free admission rain or shine Food and drinks available for purchase from local food trucks and 4Hands Brewery Enter raffles with proceeds benefiting nonprofit organization Dogs That Help 314-436-1559

Brew in the Lou

Sat., Oct. 12, 1-5 p.m.
Francis Park Eichelberger St. & Donovan Ave., St. Louis St. Louis - St. Louis Hills

Buy Tickets$40 advance, $50 event day

Enjoy one-stop tasting of St. Louis’s best beer, wine, spirits and food favorites at LESA's annual "Brew in the Lou" Festival, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, from 1-5 p.m. at Francis Park. Wristbands are $40 advance/$50 event day. Children and pets welcome. Proceeds benefit children served by the St. Louis-based Lutheran Elementary School Association (LESA). For tickets & info, visit 314-200-0790

Soulard Hayride Pub Crawl

Thu., Oct. 24, 6-11:59 p.m.
Nadine's Gin Joint 1931 S. 12th St., St. Louis St. Louis - Soulard

Buy Tickets$15

The Soulard Business Association in conjunction with the Krewe De Soulard invite you to join us on Thursday, October 24th for a great tradition of Soulard, the Soulard Hayride Pub Crawl! There will be two horse drawn hayride trailers and two tractor drawn trailers ready to take YOU on this awesome harvest crawl throughout Soulard. There will be 22 establishments, all offering drink or food specials to the participants on this crawl. 1/2 of the proceeds after cost will be donated to The St. Louis Area Food Bank! The hayrides will run from 6-10pm, but the crawl goes all night! 314-436-3045

Healing Action-Ladies' Night Out

Thu., Oct. 24, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Earthbound Brewing 2710 Cherokee St., St. Louis St. Louis - South City

Buy Tickets50.00

This marquee event will celebrate the progress made in providing hope and healing to survivors and combating commercial sexual exploitation and trafficking. Our Executive Director Katie Rhoades will share our exciting and ambitious vision ahead. The night will be filled with fun and special opportunities to pamper ladies (and gentlemen) in attendance. Ticket includes open bar, including mocktails, beer and wine, food, and access to self-care stations, including massage, manicures and more! We expect a sellout crowd of more than 125 champions for change. It will be an evening you don't want to miss! 3148834514

Cornerstone Center's Trivia Night

Sat., Nov. 2, 6-9:30 p.m.
Grand Hall on Chouteau 2319 Chouteau Ave., St. Louis St. Louis - South City

The 5th annual Cornerstone Center Trivia Night to support Cornerstone Center for Early Learning, St. Louis' oldest accredited early learning center. Featuring 8 rounds of trivia, raffles, games, and more. Includes free beer, wine, and soda. 314-865-5244

SHE Stories: Fur, Scale, and Feather Babies

Fri., Nov. 15, 7-9 p.m.
Shameless Grounds 1901 Withnell Ave., St. Louis St. Louis - South City

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They are our companions. They are our friends. They protect us, amuse us, keep us company, eat with us, sleep with us, work their way into every aspect of our lives… they are our pets, of course! From pets that we have rescued to those that have rescued us, take a night to celebrate our fur, scale, and feather babies! This event is open mic style, but if you have a story you'd like to tell, please email It is FREE and open to the public! 314-449-1240

SantaCon Soulard

Sat., Nov. 30, 4-11:59 p.m.
Great Grizzly Bear 1027 Geyer Ave., St. Louis St. Louis - Soulard

Buy TicketsFree - bring an unwrapped gift for charity

Ready for the greatest gift giving crawl in STL? Santas must bring an unwrapped gift for a child for entry. Gifts go to Children's Hospital! Put on your Santa suit, bring a gift and come celebrate in Soulard with one of the largest Santa crawls that happens all over the world! Participating bars are Great Grizzly Bear, Hammerstone's, Nadine’s, and Molly's in Soulard. Come, bring a gift for a kid in need, get your holiday spirit out and take in holiday cheer drink specials at all of the participating bars! This event is 21+ and is free to attend 314-231-0444

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