What to Do in St. Louis This Weekend
This weekend, revel in winter’s entrance with the kickoff of several season-long events at your favorite St. Louis institutions. Celebrate the grand opening of two new community spaces, tour some of the city’s quintessential breweries and much more.
Grand Opening: MADE Makerspace
Celebrate the grand opening of St. Louis’ biggest local makerspace, MADE, across the street from the Third Degree Glass Factory. MADE will offer laser cutting, 3D printing, sewing and embroidery, metalworking, plastic fabrication and much more. At the party, watch machine demos, take a tour of the space and enjoy food and drink for purchase.
When: Nov. 16 from 6-9 p.m.
Where: MADE St. Louis, 5127 Delmar Blvd.
Price: Food and drink for purchase
Brewery Lights at Anheuser-Busch
Brewery Lights at the A-B Brewery kicks off this Thursday with a public lighting ceremony featuring a secret special guest. Through the end of December, experience the Anheuser-Busch campus festooned in holiday lights. Sample special beer offerings, see a festive movie on the big screen and take a spin around the Bud Light Ice Skating rink.
When: Every Thursday through Sunday from Nov. 15 until Dec. 30 from 5-10 p.m.
Where: Anheuser-Busch Brewery
Price: Free entry, food and drink for purchase
Jazz Night with Main Street Jazz Trio
Pat Connolly Tavern hosts a night of jazz, with discounts on beverages including rotating whiskies. See the Main Street Jazz Trio while enjoying a half-price bottle of wine.
When: Nov. 15 from 8-10 p.m.
Where: Pat Connolly Tavern
Brennan’s Work & Leisure
Another new community hub opens in St. Louis this weekend from the folks behind Brennan’s in the Central West End. Come tour Brennan’s Work & Leisure in Midtown, a new shared workspace—in a 100-year-old building that was formerly an auto showroom and warehouse—with a coffee shop, bar and event space.
When: Nov. 16 from 7 p.m.-1 a.m.
Where: Brennan’s Work & Leisure, 3015 Locust St.
‘Aladdin’ at the Fox
“Aladdin” continues its run at the Fox through the end of November. See the Broadway musical from the producer of “The Lion King” featuring incredible choreography, songs and performances.
When: Through Nov. 25, various times
Where: The Fox Theater
Wellspent Movie Night: ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’
Wellspent Beer hosts a movie night this Friday evening in their taproom. Nosh on free popcorn, tamales from the Tamale Man or your own picnic fare while sipping on Wellspent brews and singing along to Ferris’ famous parade scene.
When: Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Wellspent Brewing Company
Price: Drinks for purchase
Fourth Revolution at Earthbound
Help Earthbound Brewing on Cherokee ring in their fourth year with rare beers and a live DJ. Fill up on fare from Poke Doke, including gyoza and poke bowls. Your ticket includes a special glass and a free pour.
When: Nov. 16 from 4-10 p.m.
Where: Earthbound Beer
BrewHop STL Tours
Tour four breweries in one go during BrewHop STL, fusing education with the chance to taste brews from the region’s brightest gems in craft beer. Learn about each facility’s history, tour the grounds and enjoy a full pour at each stop on the tour. On Saturday, visit Square One, BrewHub Taproom, Urban Chestnut and Alpha Brewing at 12:30 p.m., or Charleville Brewing Company, 4 Hands Brewing, Perennial Artisan Ales and Earthbound Brewing at 5 p.m.
When: Nov. 17 at 12:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.
One of the season’s most festive and anticipated event series returns to the Missouri Botanical Garden, running through New Year’s Day. Cozy up with some s’mores and holiday drinks, and memorialize the moment with several photo opportunities.
When: Nov. 17 through Jan. 1 from 5-10 p.m.
Where: Missouri Botanical Garden
Price: $14 member, $18 public
Feature image courtesy of Jason Leung.