Go! 10/5-10/7



Not totally satisfied with your weekend itinerary? Never fear, Go! is here! This regular feature highlights everything from rock shows to art openings, from delicious dishes to hidden-gem hangouts.

Friday, 10/5

Oktoberly Sober: Tonight is the kickoff of Soulard Oktoberfest (Lafayette Avenue and 8th Street; 314-368-3419). From 5 p.m. to midnight, listen to German music and drink German beer. Delicious! I've got all you need to know right here.

Season of the Witch: Venture to the Franklin Lodge (1513 Washington Street, Alton, Illinois; 618-462-4009) for Witching Hour. For $45, a psychic will guide you through Alton's most haunted buildings. The tour lasts three hours, and runs from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

In Style: Marvel at shiny newness inside the latest Clayton hot spot Araka (131 Carondelet Plaza; 314-725-6777). Make your way to the jam-packed white pebble-top bar, and order an Araka-tini or three.

Saturday, 10/6

In the Garage: Richmond Heights, Maplewood and Brentwood Parks and Recreation Departments are hosting a ginormous tri-city wide garage sale. Pick up a map of participant locations and some free breakfast goodies from 7 to 10 a.m. at The Heights: Richmond Heights Community Center (8001 Dale Avenue, 314-645-1476); then set off to spend your life savings on someone else's trash.

Call All the Scots: Visit the St. Louis Scottish Games and Cultural Festival in Forest Park (south of the Missouri History Museum at Lindell Boulevard and DeBaliviere Avenue) for a day of sheepdog herding and Scotch-egg eating. The kilt wearing begins at 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. Paul Friswold has more details here.

Game On: Doors open at 9 a.m. for Festivus Con, a celebration of gaming fandom, at The Bluebird (2706 Olive Street) -- recently voted Best Place to See Local Music. Mash buttons, eat food, drink drinks and have a late-night dance party with Witch's Hat. Admission is $10, and the madness doesn't stop until 11 p.m.

Sunday, 10/7

Mad Doggy Props: Your dog deserves more than just a pat on the head for all his or her good deeds. Stop by Celebrate Spot, and join others at 9:30 a.m. for a walk of canine appreciation at the upper Muny parking lot in Forest Park. Mark Fischer has the lowdown here.

Market Madness: End the day with some shopping at the annual Best of Missouri Market at the Missouri Botanical Garden (4344 Shaw Boulevard; 314-577-9400) from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Want to know more? Jason Toon fills you in right here.

-Jeanette Kozlowski


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