Thursday, 09 October 2014 15:26

Free St. Louis Week of October 10

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Free St. Louis Week of October 10 – October 16

Saturday, October 11 – Sunday, October 12

Event: Unsorted by Wesley Middleton

Time: 2:00 PM

Location: Missouri History Museum

About: Written by nationally-known playwright Wesley Middleton, Unsorted is a wildly imaginative story in which the characters are Clothings. Full of rich metaphor, this play is designed to spark discussion about the ways we sort ourselves and each other, the dangers of labeling and exclusion, and the right all of us have to claim who we are. Appropriate for adults and children age five and up. Recommended for teens and tweens. Run time is approximate 40 minutes and will be followed by a audience talk-back session with actors and staff.

Admission is FREE, but reservations are required. Email nancy (at) to reserve seats.


Friday October 10

Event: Free Opening Celebration: 2014 Kranzberg Exhibition Series, Tom Huck: Bugs

Time: 6:00 PM

Location: Laumeier Sculpture Park


Event: Citywalk Concert Series Featuring Kingdom Brothers

Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: Plaza at 501

About: Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Coolers permitted. No glass. Concessions available for purchase on-site.


Event: Storytelling at the Museum – Magnificent Magic

Time: 10:30 AM

Location: Missouri History Museum

About: Stories are recommended for ages 2–5. Adults welcome with children.


Event: Friday Pipes Organ Recital Series: Mark Gifford

Time: 12:30 PM

Location: Third Baptist Church

Mark Gifford



Saturday October 11

Event: Wack-A-Doo at Harvest Sessions 2014

Time: 10:00 AM

Location: Tower Grove Farmers' Market


Event: Streetcar Stops

Time: 11:30 AM

Location: Missouri History Museum

About: Travel back in time to overhear conversations from the days when St. Louis had streetcars.


Event: Breese Fall Fest + Run & Play 5K

Time: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Location: Breese North Side Park

Breese Fall Fest


Event: Community Day

Time: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Location: Kemper Art Museum

About: Interactive art experiences for all ages

Community Day


Event: 2014 Schlafly Harvest Pumpkin Festival

Time: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Location: Schlafly Bottleworks in Maplewood

Schlafly Pumpkin Festival


Sunday October 12

Event: Sour Beer Tasting Event

Time: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Location: Craft Beer Cellar Clayton

Sour Beer Tasting


Monday October 13

Event: Three Stooges Night

Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: Schlafly Bottleworks

About: All donations made during the event go towards the National Childrens Cancer Society.


Event: PolyGamery!

Time: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Location: Shameless Grounds

About: Play games!


Tuesday October 14

Event: The River Short Film Showing and Panel Discussion

Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Missouri History Museum

About: The 1938 short documentary The River describes the importance of the Mississippi River to the United States and laments the environmental destruction committed in the name of progress. David Lobbig, Missouri History Museum curator of environmental life, introduces this 30-minute film, followed by a panel discussion addressing past and present issues related to the Mississippi River.


Event: Illinois's Forgotten Civil War Site: The Mound City Naval Base

Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Missouri History Museum

About: Mark J. Wagner, interim director for the Center for Archaeological Investigations at Southern Illinois University–Carbondale, shares information about the Mound City Naval Base in southern Illinois, once the home of the U.S. Navy Mississippi River Squadron during the Civil War.


Event: History on the Side: St. Louis Mystery

Time: 12:00 PM

Location: Missouri History Museum

About: Join Bev Schuetz of HISTORY TALKS to hear the fascinating and bizarre story of the St. Louis housewife Pearl Curran, who became a celebrated poet and novelist in the early 20th century.


Event: Bad Name to Good Deeds: The Life and Notorious Times of Madame Eliza Haycraft

Time: 2:00 PM

Location: Missouri History Museum

About: This play takes a look at one of the most fascinating and notorious of our 50 people featured in the 250 in 250 exhibition, Madame Eliza Haycraft. A brothel owner and saloon keeper (among other things), she was also a beloved philanthropist.


Wednesday October 15

Event: Schlafly Farmers Market

Time: 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Location: Schlafly Bottleworks


Event: Suspicion Nation: Race and Diversity Issues in St. Louis

Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Missouri History Museum

About: Join us for a revealing conversation with The New York Times best-selling author and legal analyst Lisa Bloom


Thursday October 16

Event: Free Movies at Central Library Downtown!

Time: 6:30 PM

Location: St. Louis Central Public Library


Event: Presents Horror Trivia Night

Time: 8:00 PM

Location: The Heavy Anchor

Horror Trivia Night


Event: Stl Fundamentals: The Riverfront

Time: 6:30 PM

Event: Missouri History Museum

About: Join us for this series of panel discussions designed to introduce you to the Gateway City’s distinctive culture through both a historical and contemporary lens. Cookies will be provided. Brown bag dinners welcome.