5 Things to Do in St. Louis this Weekend 11/7 – 11/9

Friday November 7, 2014

Happy Friday! It’s time for a fun-filled weekend in St. Louis. If you are still pulling your plans together, here are a few suggestions to help make this a memorable weekend.

STL Veterans Day Parade31st Annual Veterans Day Observance and Parade – November 8
Don’t miss your chance to honor those who have served our nation.  The celebration will begin at 10:00 a.m. with the USAF Band of Mid-America playing patriotic music followed by the Veterans Day Ceremony at 10:30 a.m. There will also be military displays and a Veterans postage stamp dedication. A “Massing of the Colors” formation will lead the parade which begins at noon from Tucker and Chestnut.

SLSC First Friday – November 7
If you’re looking for a unique date night in St. Louis then look no further!  Follow the clues to November First Friday: Sherlock Holmes at the Saint Louis Science Center and you’ll enjoy unique presentation by Dr. Tom Spudich, an Associate Professor of Chemistry and Forensic Science at Maryville University, about the science of Sherlock Holmes. Test video games created by local video game developers. Challenge your knowledge at First Friday Trivia, create your own detective disguise, and learn from the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department Crime Lab.

BPV BrewfestBallpark Village Brewfest – November 8
A celebration of all things beer featuring the area’s finest home brewers and unique Anheuser-Busch brand experiences. The event will take place both inside and outside of the Ballpark Village complex. There will be live brewing demonstrations and brewing lectures/classes, live music by popular local bands Unifyah and Dogtown Allstars, home brew sampling from seven local home brew clubs, home brew single style beer competition, Budweiser mobile Beer Garden Experience, Goose Island Mobile unit, Clydesdale photo op, and food trucks.

STL Symphony Concert: Grieg Piano Concerto – November 7 – 8
Markus Groh joins the STL Symphony for the Grieg Piano Concerto, one of the most popular concertos ever written,  full of familiar melodies used in movies and television including Twin PeaksThe X-FilesMilo and Otis and many more.

2014 Cranksgiving – November 9
If you have a bike, a helmet and some extra cash, you can help stock a food pantry for the holiday season during the 2014 Cranksgiving. Local grocery stores will serve as pit stops for riders to purchase canned goods to be donated to Food Outreach. Start and end your 5, 10 or 25 mile ride at Schlafly Bottleworks, which will donate 10 percent of lunch sales that day to the nonprofit. You can also donate to BWorks, which hosts the event, by purchasing a commemorative pint glass for $5 – and get your first brew free at the bar.

For a full list of what’s happening this weekend in and around St. Louis, check out our calendar of events.  I hope you have a great time.

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