Happening in the Lou

August 11 – 13th

This is the section of the blog where you can find out what’s going on in your home town! STL is a haven for amazing restaurants, art, festivals and great local music. Check out our list below of what’s going on this weekend! Make sure to tag us in your Instagram posts, see you there! #bestrestaurantsinstl 

This is going to be a weekly feature of ours, make sure to check back each week when planning your weekend! Do you want your event to be featured? Email us at bestrestaurantsinstl@gmail.com 

We broke everything down by category and day. Here is your guide, purple = art, orange = food, blue = music, red = sports , festival or event = green 


August 11, 2017:

Letters from the Fire – The Firebird6:30 pm 2706 Olive Street, St.Louis, MO

Buy Tickets: https://www.stubhub.com/letters-from-the-fire-tickets-letters-from-the-fire-saint-louis-firebird-stl-8-11-2017/event/103071987/?newga=1&sort=price+asc

Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear 1715-2015Running at the St.Louis Art Museum until September, this exhibit explores the history of men’s fashion from the eighteenth century to the present.

Food Truck Friday – Tower Grove Park :  4:00 – 8:00 pm 4256 Magnolia Ave, St.Louis, MO, 20 local food trucks paired with Urban Chestnut beer and live music.

Prairie Farms Summer Zoo Weekends8:00 am – 7:00 pm The St.Louis Zoo, Every weekend through September 4, 2017

Cardinals vs. Braves7:15 pm Busch Stadium

Jim Jefferies8:00 pm Peabody Opera House

Buy Tickets: http://www.ticketmaster.com/jim-jefferies-peabody-opera-house-st-louis-mo/venueartist/50474/1166621

SLU Women’s Soccer vs. Western Kentucky7:00 pm Robert Hermann Stadium

Buy Tickets: http://www.ticketmaster.com/saint-louis-university-womens-soccer-robert-r-hermann-stadium-st-louis-mo/venueartist/49778/2395758


Saturday, August 12th:

The Melvins7:00 pm The Ready Room

Buy Tickets: http://www.thereadyroom.com/event/1478268-melvins-st-louis/ Blue Lotus – Off Broadway

Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear 1715-2015 – The St. Louis Art MuseumRunning at the St.Louis Art Museum until September, this exhibit explores the history of mens fashion from the eighteenth century to the present.

St.Louis Architectural Walking Tour – The Old Court HouseFor more information: http://stlouiswalkingtours.com/

Grub & Groove – Francis Park3:00 – 10:00 pm, Eichelberger St. & Donocan Ave, St.Louis, MO 63109. Live music, local food & drink brought to you by the Friends of Francis Park

For more information: http://grubandgroovestl.com/#field

Prairie Farms Summer Zoo Weekends8:00 am – 7:00 pm The St.Louis Zoo, every weekend through September 4, 2017

For more information: https://www.stlzoo.org/events/summerzooweekends/ Blues at the Arch Concert Series

Diva Dash 5k : 8:00 – 10:00 am The Muny, A run just for women and girls!

For more information: https://www.riverfronttimes.com/stlouis/diva-dash-5k/Event?oid=6703394

2nd Annual Louis Armstrong Festival – Webster Groves Concert Hall

Buy Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2nd-annual-louis-armstrong-festival-of-st-louis-tickets-36090937967

Cardinals vs. Braves6:15 pm Busch Stadium

Free Cooking Class for Kids with STL Fit and Food Connect11 am – 12 pm Whole Foods Town and Country. Free Admission, click here to sign up  http://saintlouis.kidsoutandabout.com/content/free-cooking-class-kids-stl-fit-and-food-connection

SLU Men’s Soccer vs. UMKC7:00 pm Robert R. Hermann Stadium


Sunday, August 13:

Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear 1715-2015 – The St. Louis Art MuseumRunning at the St.Louis Art Museum until September, this exhibit explores the history of mens fashion from the eighteenth century to the present.

Jack Moelmann2:00 pm The Fabulous Fox Theatre

Buy Tickets: https://www.fabulousfox.com/events/detail/jack-moelmann

New Pornographers8:00 pm Delmar Hall

Buy Tickets: http://www.thepageant.com/artist/new-pornographers/ Marty Friedman – Fubar

Peach Festival11:00 am – 3:00 pm Pere Marquette Lodge. The perfect family outing, peach growers come from all over the region. The event is more then just peaches and features craft vendors, kid’s activities, amazing food and specialty wine. For more information click here: http://www.pmlodge.net/2016/11/peach-festival/

Music on the Menu5:00 – 7:00 pm Brentwood Park. Griffin and the Gargoyles, Curbside Cookery, Holy Crepe. Click here for more information: https://www.brentwoodmo.org/DocumentCenter/View/121

Carondelet Concerts in the Park6:00 – 8:00 pm Carondelet Park

For more information click here: http://www.carondeletliving.com/concertsinthepark

Prairie Farms Summer Zoo Weekends8:00 am – 7:00 pm The St.Louis Zoo, every weekend through September 4, 2017

For more information: https://www.stlzoo.org/events/summerzooweekends/ Blues at the Arch Concert Series

Cardinals vs. Braves1:15 pm Busch Stadium

The Great Muslim Food Festival & Cook-Off11:00 am – 6:00 pm Historic World’s Fair Pavillon

For more information click here: https://www.riverfronttimes.com/stlouis/the-great-muslim-food-festival-and-cook-off/Event?oid=6730431

Sacramento Republic vs. Saint Louis FC7:30 pm Anheuser-Busch Soccer Park


Here is our list of local restaurants coming soon / new restaurants to try! 

Grace Meat + Three, 4270 Manchester 

WildSmoke Waterloo, IL 

Dewey’s Pizza O’Fallon 

Wicked Greenz O’Fallon 

Salt + Smoke, 5652 Hampton 

Katie’s Pizza & Pasta, 14173 Clayton 

Half & Half, 220 W.Lockwood 

Extra Brut, 16 S. Bemiston 

Taco Buddha, 7405 Pershing

St.Louis Kolache (Foodtruck) 

Clementine’s Naughty & Nice Creamery 

Taze Mediterranean Street Food, S. Euclid 

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