What to Do in St. Louis This Weekend

 In Culture, Feature

This week, the weekend starts early—on Thanksgiving Eve, to be exact. Prepare your body for a decadent feast with drinks and dancing on Wednesday night, then shop until you drop during Black Friday and Small-Business Saturday around the city.

A Motown Thanksgiving
Motown on Mondays STL presents a Thanksgiving celebration replete with bumping tunes, visuals and drink specials at Atomic Cowboy this Wednesday. Sip on 4 Hands brews, dance, then stay late for the Thanksgiving Eve party starting at 10 p.m.

When: Nov. 21 at 8 p.m.
Where: Atomic Cowboy
Price: Free

Sasha’s on Shaw 10-Year Anniversary Party
Help your favorite neighborhood institution celebrate its 10-year anniversary this Wednesday, beginning at two in the afternoon through the wee hours of the morning. Come to Sasha’s on Shaw for games, a lineup of live music, free swag and an exclusive menu.

When: Nov. 21 at 2 p.m.
Where: Sasha’s on Shaw
Price: Drinks for purchase

Black-Owned Black Friday
This annual pop-up returns on Black Friday featuring a stacked roster of more than 20 local artists, makers and brands. Get your Black Friday on at The Luminary on Cherokee Street while supporting St. Louis’ abundant creative community.

When: Nov. 23 from 2-6 p.m.
Where: The Luminary
Price: Free to enter

Brewery Lights at Anheuser-Busch
The annual Brewery Lights event series at A-B Brewery continues this weekend with festive displays, special beer samples and classic films on the big screen. Through the end of December, tote the whole family along for ice skating, imbibing and snacking.

When: Every Thursday-Sunday through Dec. 30 from 5-10 p.m.
Where: Anheuser-Busch Brewery
Price: Free entry

Garden Glow
This weekend presents another opportunity to bundle up and get into the holiday spirit at the Missouri Botanical Garden. Wander through the illuminated grounds after dark, then warm yourself from the inside out with s’mores and beverages.

When: Through Jan. 1 from 5-10 p.m.
Where: Missouri Botanical Gardens
Price: $14 Member, $18 Public

Small-Business Saturday
All around the St. Louis area—including Webster Groves, Shaw, the Delmar Loop and the Central West End—support the local economy and stock up on holiday gifts during Small Business Saturday. In the CWE, for example, shop a selection of local makers at Bowood Farms from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., then pick up a complimentary Small-Business Saturday tote bag (available at the intersection of Maryland and Euclid) for the opportunity to win a Golden Ticket. Fans of natural skincare should head to Lark Skin Co. for a popup with refined local brand Fauxgerty, complete with mimosas, Narwhal’s Crafted cocktails and product discounts.

When: Nov. 24
Where: Varies
Price: Items for purchase

The Beer Bazaar
The Beer Bazaar returns to 4 Hands Brewing Co.’s airy event space this Sunday afternoon. Shop a variety of beer- and beverage-related vendors to cross your beer-loving relatives off your holiday gift list.

When: Nov. 25 from 12-4 p.m.
Where: 4 Hands Brewing Co.
Price: Free entry

Featured image courtesy of Jakob Owens.

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