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Free St. Louis Week of October 17

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Free St. Louis Week of October 17 – October 23

Friday October 17

Event: Third Friday: Twelve Swell Years Birthday Blowout Bash

Time: 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Location: Third Degree Glass Factory

About: In addition to our usual fiery fare, cheer the annual Pumpkin Death Match: Third Degree vs. Astral Glass, make it pop in a hot glass Popcorn Bowl, be amazed as you see (and could win) the Created-On-The-Spot Great Pumpkin. Inspired? Get your hands-on glass and make a Halloween-influenced projects ($25-$35). Snacks by Chef Heidi ($2-$8). Opening exhibit celebrates St. Louis. Photography by Ann Aurbach. The Wise Brothers bust out wicked R&B. Thriller fire spinning performance by Fire Techs. Cash bar.


Event: Storytelling at the Museum – Hard at Work

Time: 10:30 AM

Location: Missouri History Museum

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


Saturday October 18

Event: Farmer Jason at Harvest Sessions 2014

Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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. All aboard!


Event: Native Plant Expo and Sale

Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Location: Schlafly Bottleworks

About: Buy, swap, and share your native plants or seeds; giveaways of native plants and seed, too! Consult with experienced native plant gardeners. Retail sales by Ozark Berry Farm; a portion of retail sales with benefit St. Louis Audubon's Bring Conservation Home program. Only Missouri native plants please.


Event: Home Movie Day in St. Louis

Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Location: St. Louis Central Public Library

About: The public is invited to share their Regular 8mm, Super 8mm, 16mm, VHS and DVD home movies. In addition to screening home movies, the event provides an opportunity to learn how to care for home movies.


Event: The Glitch Mob: Meet & Greet

Time: 6:00 PM

Location: Vintage Vinyl

About: Meet the Glitch Mob before their performance at The Pageant. The band will be hanging out and signing copies of their latest album, “Love Death Immortality”.


Event: Streetsfest Art Fair

Time: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Location: Streets of St. Charles



Event: Taste of Trucktober

Time: 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: Chesterfield Amphitheater

About: Largest food truck gathering in the Midwest at the Chesterfield Amphitheater.


Event: CSA STL Pick-Up #2

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: Kranzberg Arts Center

About: Learn about Community Supported Art, meet our artists, and explore the Grand Center arts district all in one evening! Explore the Craft Alliance studios and browse the work for sale from their talented artists-in-residence. Beer provided by Schlafly Beer. Artists included in this pick-up: Tom Dykas, Katherine Miller, and Caroline Philippone


Event: Teens Make History Play: #NextHashtag

Time: 11:30 AM

Location: Missouri History Museum

About: NextHashtag was written by our Teens Make History Players in response to recent events in Ferguson. It is about the things the teens wish more people understood and about their hopes for the future.


Event: Kinky Singles Munch

Time: 2:00 PM

Location: Shameless Grounds

About: Come meet and mingle with other kinky singles. This is a low key event to let you meet and make friends with other single people who enjoy a bit of kink in their lives.


Sunday October 19

Event: Orphan Car Display

Time: 10:00 AM

Location: Missouri History Museum

About: An orphan car is a vehicle that is no longer in production, most notably the Hudson, Packard, and Studebaker. Cruise on by the Museum to see orphan cars made prior to 1965.


Event: Pregame Party Pass

Time: 9:00 AM

Location: Fox Sports Midwest Live!

About: The ultimate pre-game party is at FOX Sports Midwest Live! and Busch II Infield! Join us before every game and enjoy live music, yard games and more.


Event: Sex+Stl: Monthly Discussion Group

Time: 2:00 PM

Location: Shameless Grounds


Event: How to Cook Your Life

Time: 2:00 PM

Location: Webster University-Moore Auditorium

About: Free film screening. Followed by a discussion about compassion in action and the worldwide efforts of Buddhist Global Relief, as well as local activities by the Buddhist Council.


Event: The World's Greatest Fair Film Showing

Time: 1:00 PM

Location: Missouri History Museum

About: This two-hour documentary about the 1904 World’s Fair is told through a series of theme-oriented segments that makes the Fair “come alive” with their detail and depth. Winner of three regional Emmy Awards.


Event: Follow the Herd

Time: 11:15 AM

Location: Ballpark Village

About: Follow THE HERD drum line every Rams home game as we parade from Ballpark Village to the Dome. The fun starts 45 minutes prior to game time on the outdoor Busch II Infield, marches through Ballpark Village, down 7th street and ends at the Dome! This parade style walk is fun, festive, and open to EVERYONE! Follow the conversation on social media using #THEHERDSTL


Monday October 20

Event: Open Mic at the Gramophone

Time: 7:30 PM – 12:30 PM

Location: The Gramophone

About: 18+ unless accompanied by legal guardian


Event: Comedy Shipwreck: An Open-Mic Style Comedy Show

Time: 10:00 PM

Location: The Heavy Anchor


Event: Open Mic

Time: 8:00 PM

location: Foam Coffee and Beer


Event: Open Microphone with Host Miles Long

Time: 9:00 PM

 Location: Venice Cafe


Tuesday October 21

Event: Open Mic Night

Time: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Location: Joe Clark's Bar and Grill


Event: Global Change in 1904: Electrification and the Dawn of the Anthropocene

Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Missouri History Museum

About: Dr. Jack Fishman, Saint Louis University, describes how the planet has changed since the time of the World’s Fair and the dawn of the Anthropocene.


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: Necessary Evil: Settling Missouri with a Rope and a Gun

Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Missouri History Museum

About: Author Joe Johnston delivers this presentation on Necessary Evil , the first book to chronicle the implications of vigilantism in Missouri, ultimately showing that the state could never have been settled without a healthy dose of rebel justice.


Event: Down by Video Cinema Nite: Lake Placid & Pumpkinhead. Plus Location Short Film 'Innards'.

Time: 8:30 PM

Location: The Heavy Anchor


Thursday October 23

Event: Tasting with Mastermind Vodka & The Mastermind Girls

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: The Heavy Anchor


Event: Secret Soundtrack

Time: 8:00 PM

Location: The Heavy Anchor


Event: “How to Be Safe” - Vintage Educational Films

Time: 6:30 PM

Location: Missouri History Museum

About: From stranger danger, to workplace hazards, to the dangers that lurk in your own home, join us for these vintage educational films that taught us all about staying safe and sound.


Event: Creative Unrest: Artists Respond to Social Challenge

Time: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: Contemporary Art Museum

About: In the context of recent events in Ferguson, Missouri, several St. Louis-based artists—including Mallory Nezam, guerrilla theater artist and co-organizer of #ChalkedUnarmed; Ed Reggi, arts community organizer; and Damon Davis, sound artist and community organizer—discuss the tradition of artist engagement with social justice, the efficacy of that engagement, and how they have personally responded to events occurring in our community.


Event: Bi-State Polyamory Meet-N-Greet

Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Shameless Grounds


Event: Bassist Bob Deboo – The Music of Charles Mingus

Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Washington University


Event: The Big, Fat LGBT Everything You Need to Know Show of Shows

Time: 6:30 PM

Location: Missouri History Museum

About: A fun- and fact-filled romp through the realities of LGBT life using sketch comedy, song, dance, breaking news, and more. A panel discussion with LGBT leaders in St. Louis follows.