What to Do in St. Louis This Weekend

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With the Halloween season in full swing, it’s time to pull out your best costume and enjoy the city’s family-friendly and 21+ Halloween events all weekend long. Saturday is packed with spooky events at locations around St. Louis, including Grand Center, Cherokee Street and the Central West End.

St. Louis Literary Award Ceremony

The Saint Louis University Library Associates honors internationally renowned Haitian-American novelist and short story writer Edwidge Danticat at the 2019 St. Louis Literary Award Ceremony this week. The event is free, but space is limited and registration is required.

When: Thursday, Oct. 24, from 7-9 p.m.
Where: Sheldon Concert Hall
Neighborhood: Grand Center
Price: Free

Left Bank Books 50th Anniversary Celebration

Left Bank Books is hosting its 50th anniversary celebration this week at the Mahler Ballroom in the Central West End. The event features live music from St. Louis singer-songwriter Katarra Parson plus a silent auction, door prizes, birthday cake and more. All proceeds from ticket purchases go to supporting the much-loved indie bookstore as it continues celebrating local authors for years to come.

When: Friday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m.
Where: Mahler Ballroom
Neighborhood: Central West End
Price: $30

St. Louis Symphony Orchestra: ‘Harry Potter’

The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra presents “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” in concert for three performances this weekend. Guests can watch the celebrated family-friendly film projected onto a giant screen while enjoying the St. Louis Symphony’s live accompaniment. Tickets are available online and through the box office.

When: Friday-Sunday, Oct. 25-27
Where: Powell Symphony Hall
Neighborhood: Grand Center
Price: $35-$72.50 

Halloween Family Day at CAM

The Contemporary Art Museum hosts a Halloween-themed family day on Saturday, and guests are invited to bring their friends and family for a day of spooky fun—in costume, of course! Enjoy arts and crafts, face painting, music and more surrounded by CAM’s exhibitions currently on view, including one of our favorites, “Margaret Keller: Botanica Absentia.”

When: Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Contemporary Art Museum
Neighborhood: Grand Center
Price: Free

Civil Alchemy: Fall Festival

Civil Alchemy’s Fall Festival returns for a second year on Saturday, including more than 25 vendors, live music from local bands and food and drink offerings from popular local eateries like Mission Taco, Hello Juice, Rockwell Beer Co. and more.

When: Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: Civil Alchemy
Neighborhood: Webster Groves
Price: Free

Spookapalooza: Cherokee Street Pub Crawl

Cherokee Street’s Halloween pub crawl, Spookapalooza, kicks off this Saturday at 3 p.m. and continues until 1 a.m. The event features some of Cherokee Street’s most popular venues hosting entertainment such as a costume contest, live performances and DJ sets. Tickets are required for admission to the show venues.

When: Saturday, Oct. 24, from 3 p.m.-1 a.m.
Where: Cherokee Street
Neighborhood: Cherokee Street
Price: $15-$25

The Legendary CWE Halloween

The corner of Maryland and Euclid avenues is the epicenter of the Central West End’s Halloween street party on Saturday. This seasonal St. Louis staple includes a wide range of participating restaurants, family-friendly—and dog-friendly—events, live music and entertainment, the famous costume contest and more. For a full schedule of the day’s festivities, check the Facebook event page.

When: Saturday, Oct. 26, from 11 a.m.-midnight
Where: Corner of Maryland and Euclid avenues
Neighborhood: Central West End
Price: Free

Featured image courtesy of Hello I’m Nik.

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