What to Do in St. Louis This Weekend

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Black Owned Black Friday

Cherokee Street merchants including Mesa Home, Foam and the new bar, Open Concept, host the fourth annual Black Owned Black Friday on Nov. 29. Products range from Mahnal‘s jewelry and Butter Love‘s skin products to art from Cbabi and cards from Aims Moon Paperie. Stroll and shop while supporting black creatives and entrepreneurs.

When: Friday, Nov. 29, from noon-5 p.m.
Where: Various locations
Neighborhood: Cherokee Street
Price: Free admission

Goose Island’s Black Friday Beer Release

The widely anticipated release of this Chicago regional brewery’s 2019 Bourbon County Stout line of beers happens on Black Friday. This year’s highlights include a wheatwine ale, a two-year reserve aged in rye whiskey barrels and a café de olla stout with hints of both coffee and orange. Local retailers like Lukas Wine and Spirits in Ellisville host ticketed release parties where you can sample the beers with fellow enthusiasts and come away with bottles for the holidays.

When: Friday, Nov. 29
Where: Various locations
Neighborhood: Greater St. Louis
Price: Varies

What to Do in St. Louis This Weekend

Native American Holiday Market

Learn more about Native American culture and art while supporting artists and craftspeople when you purchase holiday gift items like jewelry, painting, herbals, weaving, baskets, pottery, metal work, sculpture and more at this annual market under the backdrop of the impressive Cahokia Mounds.

When: Friday, Nov. 29, noon-5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site
Neighborhood: Cahokia, Illinois
Price: Free admission

Katarra’s Album Release Show

Local singer, songwriter, musician and producer Katarra Parson celebrates her debut project, Cocoa Voyàge, with a special show at The Dark Room this Friday. The album, released by the locally based FarFetched collective label, is a story of loving others and struggling to love oneself—an audio expression of vulnerability and passion. For a sneak peek, check out Katarra’s video “Phoenix Rising.”

When: Friday, Nov. 29, at 10 p.m.
Where: The Dark Room
Neighborhood: Grand Center
Price: Free admission

Small Business Saturday Events

St. Louis’ neighborhoods are gearing up for Small Business Saturday on Nov. 30. The sales—not to mention the food and drink specials—are too numerous to list, but we’ve rounded up a few of our favorites. In the Central West End, shoppers can get their passport stamped or pick up a tote bag for a chance to win CWE Bucks. Ride between the hundreds of shops in the Delmar Loop—for free!—via the Loop Trolley. South Grand hosts caroling at 5 p.m. and a tree lighting ceremony at 5:30 p.m., with free s’mores and hot chocolate throughout the event.

When: Saturday, Nov. 30
Where: Various locations
Neighborhood: Greater St. Louis
Price: Free admission

What to Do in St. Louis This Weekend

WinterMarkt at Urban Chestnut

Fill your heart with German holiday cheer at WinterMarkt, Urban Chestnut Brewing Company’s spin on a European-style outdoor holiday market. With dozens of vendors plus live music, food and craft beer, it’s a shopping opportunity not to be missed. You might even spot a mythical forest creature called a Wolpertinger checking out the wares! The market is also open Saturdays Dec. 7, 14 and 21.

When: Saturday, Nov. 30, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Urban Chestnut Brewery and Biergarten
Neighborhood: Midtown
Price: Free admission

Images courtesy of Aida Hasanovic.

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