Go! The St. Louis Weekend Calendar, August 29-31, 2008



Not totally satisfied with your weekend itinerary? Never fear, Go! is here! This regular feature delivers the top nine can’t-miss activities to complete your fun-seeking agenda. Looking for live music? Here's your weekend concert calendar.


1. There's always someone slower than you: The Gateway Cup starts at 7:30 a.m. and goes until after 9:30 p.m.Friday until Sunday. Five races a day on the one-mile figure 8 course begin and end at Schafly Tap Room (2100 Locust Street @ 21st) based on ability ranging from newcomers to professionals, along with a race for the kids.

2. Webster University begins the International Year of Human Rights with the opening reception of a Dan Eldon exhibit from 5 p.m to 7 p.m. Friday, August 29th at the May Gallery in the Sverdrup Building (8300 Big Bend Boulevard). Eldon was born in Kenya and became a photo journalist at a young age. While shooting footage of a famine in Somalia in 1992, he and a colleague were killed by a hungry, angry mob of villagers -- the very people he was trying to help. For more information about his story click here. Call 314-246-7373 for more information about Webster's gallery, exhibit runs until September 19.

3. The YMCA is sponsoring quite the trivia night from 7 to 11 p.m. on Friday at the Kemp Auto Museum (16955 Chesterfield Airport Road). Cash prizes, door prizes, complimentary food and drinks (and a cash bar) for $30 or for $300 per table. Click here for information about registering.

4. Weekend stretch: From 4 p.m. 'til 6:30 p.m., an Astanga series yoga workshop will be held Saturday, August 30 at Marbles Studio (1905 Park Avenue) for beginners or those who would like to improve their practice. Click here to RSVP. The suggested contribution on the online invite is $35. Or call 314-621-4744.

5. If you enjoy bluegrass sing-a-long songs you might want to show up at 8 p.m. on Saturday at Off Broadway (3511 Lemp Avenue) for the Monads and the Bourbon Knights for banjos, fiddles and lots of glass raising.

6. The free 12th Annual Big Muddy Blues Festival is from 3 p.m. 'til midnight Saturday and Sunday at Laclede's Landing. Three stages with bands like Big George Brock and Marquise Knox will suffice your bluesy mood needs. Click here for more information. Along with the Illinois-Missouri football game on Saturday, the Landing is guaranteed to be busy this weekend.

7. From 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church (4967 Forest Park Boulevard) will be hosting its free Greek Festival. Folk dancing, fetta and decadent pastries! Call 314-361-6924 for more information.

8. The East Loop Block Party goes from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at the East End of the Delmar Loop (between Skinker Boulevard and Des Peres Avenue.) Free knitting lessons, snow cones and 27 bands like Exercise and Fattback will be performing. Also: discounts from participating stores like Pi, Diversity Culture and Tabu Boutique.

9.The Shawnee Hills Wine Trail Festival is from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in Alto Vineyards in Alto Pass, Illinois (P.O. Box 51 Highway 127). Music, food and wine from vineyards like Owl Creek, Blue Sky and Inheritance Valley for just $15. Call 618-893-4898.


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