Downtown Restaurant Week (DRW) returns. Now in its 7th year, DRW has grown to 26 diverse and delicious destinations. Last year's event attracted over 19,000 diners, so make reservations early to secure your table for this fabulous food event.
Wednesday August 24:
Jammin' at the Zoo. 6-10pm. The Young Zoo Friends invite you to a 21-and-up celebration at the Saint Louis Zoo to enjoy music and wine. This event features a variety of wine and beer for purchase.
Thursday August 25:
Artopia. An evening dedicated to the local thriving art scene! Guests will experience art in myriad form through live art from Art Dimension artists, performances by The Beggar's Carnivale and STL Hoop Club, a surprise fashion show, music by DJ A Flex & Stan Chisholm, and more! The event also offers free food and drinks. 7-10pm at 2720 Cherokee Street.
Thursdays @ The Intersection presents a live music and outdoor movie series in Strauss Park, at the intersection of Grand and Washington boulevards. The music begins at 6 p.m. and the movies begin at dusk, around 8:30 p.m.
Connect With The Arts… 5:30pm - 8:00pm at Center Of Creative Arts (COCA) (Emerson Studio, 524 Trinity Ave) $6 online pre-sale; $10 at the door. An art-filled evening with performances and interactive activities from: COCA, Missouri Botanical Gardens, Jazz St. Louis, Circus Flora, Missouri History Museum, Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis Library’s Young Literati, St. Louis Art Museum and more.
LouFest. 2 days of music in Forest Park. The all-ages event features 18 national and local bands on 2 stages, great food, cool retail, and a greening effort that includes recycling, composting, free valet bike parking, and a refillable water station.
Sunday August 28:
Summer Fusion. Groove to music, enjoy dinner and hang out with Honorary chair and emcee KMOV TV's Claire Kellett. Also sip cocktails and have the opportunity to score raffle prizes including tickets and green room passes to Jimmy Kimmel Live. All proceeds from the event benefit adults with severe and persistent mental illness. Tickets are $40 in advance, $50 at the door. 5pm at the Rooftop Terrace of Independence Center (4245 Forest Park Ave).