What to Do in St. Louis This Weekend

 In City Guide, Culture

This weekend, celebrate almost a century of delectable specialties from two St. Louis eateries, try a new restaurant during an week-long, neighborhood-wide dining experience, attend two launch parties for boutiques offering local and vintage clothing, support independent bookstores during a special national holiday and much more.

Restaurant Week on The Hill

Get your pizza and pasta on this week at restaurants throughout The Hill, St. Louis’ historic hub for Italian cuisine. During the eighth annual Restaurant Week on The Hill, patrons can enjoy three-course prix fixe menus at participating restaurants, no coupons required.

When: Through April 28
Where: The Hill
Price: $25-35

90th anniversary of Ted Drewes

Ted Drewes Frozen Custard celebrates its 90th year this Thursday afternoon with live music, giveaways, activities, classic cars and more. Head to the location on Chippewa Street to cool off with the iconic concretes that have made Ted Drewes a St. Louis staple.

When: April 25 from 1-5 p.m.
Where: Ted Drewes on Chippewa
Price: Food for purchase

MERCH Launches a New Fashion Event Series

This week, two veterans of the St. Louis fashion world launch MERCH, a new experiential retail concept that brings international brands to venues around the city. Each event features a different special guest, from CEOs to designers to visual artists and more. This week, MERCH hosts the president of label Mansur Gavriel at the Ritz-Carlton St. Louis.

When: April 24 from 5-8 p.m., April 25 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: The Grill, Ritz-Carlton St. Louis
Price: Free entry

Civil Alchemy x Fauxgerty

We love both the family-owned, 21st-century corner store Civil Alchemy and the ethical apparel brand Fauxgerty, so we’re especially excited for their first collaboration, launching this spring with a release party Friday evening in Webster Groves. Come mingle while you shop for unique silhouettes and spring staples.

When: April 26 from 5-8 p.m.
Where: Civil Alchemy
Price: Free entry

National Pretzel Day

Pretzel-lovers, this one is for you. All day on Friday, National Pretzel Day, head to Gus’ Pretzel Shop in Benton Park to celebrate their 99 years of business and deliciousness. Stay for free hand-twisted pretzels, live German music, Fitz’ root beer samples and more.

When: April 26 from 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Gus’ Pretzel Shop
Price: Free

2019 Celebrating Success Fashion Show

Support the students of Lift For Life Academy in Soulard this Sunday at their 2019 Celebrating Success Fashion Show, a fundraiser featuring a cocktail hour, silent auction, luncheon, live music and runway. The ninth annual show presents the innovative work of LFLA’s own high school design students. Tickets can be purchased online here.

When: April 28 at 11:30 a.m.
Where: Ritz-Carlton St. Louis.
Price: $125

Crawfish Boil 2019

Urban Chestnut Brewing Company’s Midtown location hosts a Cajun-inspired Crawfish Boil this Saturday with two sessions of all-you-can-eat crawfish and andouille gumbo throughout the afternoon. Enjoy live music and discounts on 16-ounce pours of UCBC’s refreshing craft beer.

When: April 27 from 12-2 p.m. and 4-6 p.m.
Where: UCBC Midtown
Price: $35

Independent Bookstore Day 2019

Thank your local indie bookstore on Saturday by attending the plethora of Independent Bookstore Day festivities planned around the city, including live music, scavenger hunts, kids’ events, readings and author appearances. Replenish your reading list with discounted used volumes in the Central West End at Left Bank Books in the morning, and get 20 percent off purchases at participating stores with the St. Louis Independent Bookstore Day Passport.

When: April 27
Where: Various
Price: Free entry

St. Louis Earth Day Festival

The Muny in Forest Park joins up with earthday365 to present the 30th anniversary of the St. Louis Earth Day Festival. Learn about sustainability, meet representatives from local non-profits and participate in Earth Day-themed special events and activities.

When: April 27-28
Where: The Muny
Price: Free entry

May’s Place Grand Re-Opening Celebration

It’s finally here—the re-opening of May’s Place, one of the city’s most exceptional vintage boutiques, at its new location in The Grove, 4180 Manchester Ave. This Saturday, come shop the impeccable selection of clothing and accessories and pick up a bouquet from Rudy’s Flower Truck.

When: April 27 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: May’s Place
Price: Free entry

Featured image courtesy of JC Bonassin.

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