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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, September 24-October 2, 2015

As The Porch Review (BPW newsletter) is printed quarterly, we'll post upcoming activities on Thursdays through the "Weekly Porch." If there's an area activity that you'd like to have included, please send your activity details to

Below is a list of upcoming activities for Benton Park West area residents.

Sip & Sketch

Thursday, September 24 at 7:00 pm, ArtBar, 2732 Cherokee

We provide the model and the booze, all you have to do is show up and draw! $5 suggested donation to the model. Facebook Invite

Yappy Hour with Earthbound Brewery and I Scream Floats

Friday, September 25 from 5:00-7:00 pm, I Scream Cakes, 2641 Cherokee

Grab a delicious and creamy beer float collaboration between the super awesome Earthbound Beer and I Scream Cakes, bring your pooch(es) and treat them to half priced doggy-style iscream! It's a win for the entire family! Facebook Invite

St. Louis Small Press Expo Kickoff Party

Friday, September 25 at 7:00 pm, Fort Gondo, 3151 Cherokee

Join us at fort gondo compound for the arts to kick off the 2015 St. Louis Small Press Expo. Meet volunteers, publishers, artists, writers & friends -- and ogle fort gondo's beautiful zines, curated by Cole Lu. All are welcome. Deep thanks to Urban Chestnut for donating beer. RSVP here for the St. Louis Small Press Expo! Website:

Biergarten at Lemp Brewery

Friday, September 25 and Saturday, September 26 fron 5:00-9:00 pm, 3500 Lemp

Whether you are stopping by the Haunted for a thrill or strolling down Cherokee Street after work- we got just the thing for you! The St. Louis Hop Shop and The St. Louis Swap Meet will host their first night market and beirgarten at the Lemp Brewery. There will be live music, food trucks, great vendors and great beer. The St. Louis Hop Shop will pour locally brewed beers for guests in our biergarten located in the entrance breezeway. Facebook Invite

Greater St. Louis Hispanic Festival

Friday, September 25-Sunday, September 27 at 9:00 am-9:00 pm, Soulard Market Park, 7th & Lafayette

St Louis will be turning up the heat this year at the GREATER ST LOUIS HISPANIC FESTIVAL! Back for a second year at Soulard Park, get ready for authentic foods, arts & crafts, folkloric dancers, live Latino Bands, El Ninos Kid Corner, Low Rider Car Cruise and much more! For more information, call (314) 837-6100 or

Harvest Fest

Saturday, September 26 from 8:00 am- 12:30 pm, Tower Grove Park, 4256 Magnolia

Celebrate the change of seasons at the Tower Grove Farmers' Market! Shop for locally-raised pumpkins and apples, fresh cider, and all things Autumn at the Harvest Festival. Facebook Invite

2nd Annual St. Louis Small Press Expo

Saturday, September 26 from 11:00am - 5:00 pm, St. Louis Public Library, 1301 Olive

Join us for the 2nd Annual STL Small Press Expo, showcasing over 60 indie publishing projects, many of them hand-crafted, from St. Louis and beyond on September 26 from 11 AM-5 PM in Central's Great Hall! Featured will be panels with Tim Lane, John Porcellino, Sibling Rivalry Press, and Tenth Zine along with a variety of workshops. Facebook Invite

Strange Folk Festival

Saturday, September 26 from 10-8 pm and Sunday, September 27 from 10-5 pm, Union Station

St. Louis’ premiere local arts and craft show is taking over Union Station Mall in 2015. The decade-old event has changed locations to house vendors, hands-on crafts, local bands, and food trucks in the 120 year-old train station turned-shopping mall. Every usable empty store inside will be occupied by nearly 200 vendors selling everything from original artwork to hand-crafted fashion accessories and even 3D printers that they independently manufacture.

​St. Louis Swap Meet

Sunday, September 27 from 10:00 am-3:00 pm at the Lemp Brewery, Cherokee @ Lemp

Various vendors participate in this open-air swap meet.

Zumba Classes

Monday, September 28 at 6:30 pm, Curby Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2621 Utah

Curby Church will host Zumba classes on Mondays. The cost is $5.00 a session. For more info 314-771-0242.

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