Thursday, May 17, 2012

out and about in st. louis

one of Jackie Saccoccio's paintings
photo via

 Here are a few of the things that I'm looking forward to this weekend:

Bark in the Park. The festival includes a dog walk, contests and dog performances, and is sponsored by Purina One and the Humane Society of Missouri.  Tickets are $25/adult, $5 for children 3-15 and free for children under three.  Proceeds benefit the Animal Cruelty Fund.  The event runs from 10:00am-3:00pm this Saturday in Forest Park.  If we decide to go, I may have to whip up a Cardinals headdress of sorts for Dusty that looks something like this.  Which, I'm sure you'll agree, is less de-moralizing than this, if only slightly.

Mayfest.  This three-day weekend music and arts festival featuring R&B band War, local musical talent, artists and food truck vendors.  $5 gets you access all weekend.  Head down to Ballpark Village (by Busch Stadium) anytime after 6:30 on Friday night.

Phillip Stein Gallery Opening in the CWE.  The gallery is opening its doors for the first time in its new location on McPherson tomorrow night. Several paintings by Jackie Saccoccio will be on display.  The opening reception goes from 6-8 in the evening.

Making a green salad with Old Bay shrimp for a Preakness Party this weekend.  And concocting a non-alcoholic alternative to mint juleps. (In addition to not drinking alcohol, the idea of drinking something that reminds me of mouthwash or combines mint with another flavor is not appealing to me.  Say what you will about my lack of cultural refinement).

What are you up to this weekend?


  1. Sounds like an awesome weekend you have planned!!
    I am having friends stay for the weekend, and might be going to this beautiful botanical garden on Saturday. :)

    1. it was pretty fun, thanks!

      sounds like you had a great weekend, too. I love having friends in town and getting to show them around your city. It also gives you a good excuse to do any tourist-y things you've been wanting to try. I bet the botanical garden was gorgeous.


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