St. Louis Events in August That You May Not Want to Miss

Gesher Music Festival “War & Peace”, August 10-20

Various Venues, check website

Free to $20

http://www.geshermusicfestival.org/

In its seventh season, the Gesher Music Festival presents music and stories which illuminate our common humanity even in times of conflict. Building bridges between cultures and eras, WAR & PEACE reflects themes of the Jewish experience as they relate to all people and all communities. Tickets on sale now.

  • Meet the Musician 8/10, 5:30-6:30pm, The Vino Gallery
  • Family Concert at The Ferguson Public Library 8/12, 2-2:45pm, Ferguson Public Library
  • Docent tour of SLAM 8/13, 1-2pm, St. Louis Art Museum
  • Family Concert at The J 8/13, 4-4:45pm, The J
  • Beyond the Trenches 8/17, 7:30pm-8:45pm, The Missouri History Museum
  • Prayer for Peace 8/19, 7:30pm-9:30pm, 560 Music Center
  • Transcending Borders 8/20, 3-5pm, St. Louis Jewish Community Center – Wool Studio Theater

3 of a Perfect Pair – August 117-10pm

Hwy 61 Roadhouse, 34 S Old Orchard Ave. Webster Groves 63117

No Cover

http://hwy61roadhouse.com/

Enjoy “Southern Roadhouse Hospitality” while listening to the acoustic trio, 3 of a Perfect Pair, play a mix from Beatles to Blues. Hwy 61 Roadhouse is a Memphis and New Orleans dining experience in Webster Groves. Laissez le bon temps roulez, “Let the good times roll”

Summer Used Book Sale – August 13-17

The J / Staenberg Family Complex / 2 Millstone Campus Dr 63146

Preview Day – Sunday10 a.m. – 4 p.m. August 13
First day only $10 at the door- Admission tickets go on sale at 9:00a.m.
Monday – Wednesday – 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. August 14-16
ThursdayAugust 17 – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. – Bag Day – Fill a bag for $5

Apps are great, but there’s nothing like the feel of a real book! Book lovers, collectors and avid readers all anticipate this annual event. Thousands of titles include mystery and intrigue, novels, biographies, politics, religion, sports, cookbooks, history, animals, art, science, science fiction, business, women’s issues, foreign languages, gardening, poetry, psychology, self-help, humor…the list goes on.

Parents and educators will find a large selection of books for children and youth as well as educational materials for home schoolers. Multiples of titles are available for book club reading along with miscellaneous videos, books on tape/CDs and DVDs.

The opening day $10 fee helps underwrite expenses for the sale. Books are priced from 50 cents to $3. Special books—collectibles, art books, antique books—are priced as marked. Ticket sales will begin at 9 a.m. Sunday, August 13th Doors Open at 10am. Children 16 and under are free. There is no cost to shop the remaining days of the book sale. On Thursday, August 17th buyers can take advantage of Bag Day…fill a bag of books for $5.

Donations of books are still being accepted through August 1st at the JCC Creve Coeur, 2 Millstone Campus Drive in the Arts & Education Building.

National Rum Day – August 16

Hwy 61 Roadhouse, 34 S Old Orchard Ave. Webster Groves 63117

http://hwy61roadhouse.com/

Celebrate National Rum Day at Hwy 61 Roadhouse with $5 Hurricanes all day! Hwy 61 Roadhouse is a Memphis and New Orleans dining experience in Webster Groves. Laissez le bon temps roulez, “Let the good times roll”

Slight Return – August 18

Hwy 61 Roadhouse, 34 S Old Orchard Ave. Webster Groves 63117

No Cover

http://hwy61roadhouse.com/

Enjoy “Southern Roadhouse Hospitality” while listening to Slight Return play a mix of Blues, Jazz & Classic Rock. Hwy 61 Roadhouse is a Memphis and New Orleans dining experience in Webster Groves. Laissez le bon temps roulez, “Let the good times roll”

National Potato Day – August 19

Hwy 61 Roadhouse, 34 S Old Orchard Ave. Webster Groves 63117

http://hwy61roadhouse.com/

Get Double Rewards Points when you purchase an order of Roadhouse Skins or Roadhouse Fries.  Sign up for rewards points here: http://hwy61roadhouse.com/rewards-cards/. Hwy 61 Roadhouse is a Memphis and New Orleans dining experience in Webster Groves. Laissez le bon temps roulez, “Let the good times roll”

Retro Vinyl Night – August 197-11pm

Hwy 61 Roadhouse, 34 S Old Orchard Ave. Webster Groves 63117

No Cover

http://hwy61roadhouse.com/

Choose from our collection or B.Y.O.V. (Bring Your Own Vinyl) for our “celebrity” DJ to spin. This month’s DJ is Katy Kruze. Hwy 61 Roadhouse is a Memphis and New Orleans dining experience in Webster Groves. Laissez le bon temps roulez, “Let the good times roll”

BMA Mississippi River Float/Island Camping/Eclipse Viewing – August 20-21

Moro/Beaver Island in the Mississippi River

$225/person

www.2muddy.com/trips

Big Muddy Adventures is offering a once in a lifetime trip to view the Great American Eclipse 2017 from an island on The Mississippi in the line of totality! The trip includes all food, canoes and paddling gear, guests bring sleeping bags, tents and clothing. Only 14 spots available! 8/20 meet up at BMA Headquarters (539 Scranton Ave) to board shuttle to Truman Access for put in. Picnic lunch on the River. Paddle to Moro or Beaver Island for overnight camping. Campfire dinner and breakfast. Hike. Picnic lunch. Eclipse viewing. Paddle to Chester, IL Boat Ramp for take out and shuttle back to BMA.

William D Cohan Why Wall Street Matters – August 23, 7pm

The J / Staenberg Family Complex / 2 Millstone Campus Dr 63146

FREE

https://jccstl.com/arts-ideas/st-louis-jewish-book-festival/festival-events-schedule/

If you like your smartphone or your widescreen TV, your car or your 401(k), then—whether you know it or not—you are a fan of Wall Street.

William D. Cohan is one of America’s most respected financial journalists. He has long been critical of the bad behavior that plagued much of Wall Street in the years leading up to the 2008 financial crisis, and because he spent seventeen years as an investment banker on Wall Street, he is an expert on its inner workings as well. In his new book, WHY WALL STREET MATTERS, Cohan reminds us of the good these institutions do—and the dire consequences for us all if the essential role they play in making our lives better is carelessly curtailed.

Cohan is the New York Times bestselling author of The Price of SilenceMoney and PowerHouse of Cards, and The Last Tycoons, which won the 2007 FT/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award.

There will be a Q&A with the author followed by a chance to have him sign a copy of his book at the end of the event.

Almost Dangerous – August 257-10pm

Hwy 61 Roadhouse, 34 S Old Orchard Ave. Webster Groves 63117

No Cover

http://hwy61roadhouse.com/

Enjoy “Southern Roadhouse Hospitality” while listening to Almost Dangerous play Blues & Classic Rock. Hwy 61 Roadhouse is a Memphis and New Orleans dining experience in Webster Groves. Laissez le bon temps roulez, “Let the good times roll”

National Bacon Day – August 30

Hwy 61 Roadhouse, 34 S Old Orchard Ave. Webster Groves 63117

http://hwy61roadhouse.com/

Get Double Rewards Points when you add bacon to any item or purchase an item with bacon.  Sign up for rewards points here: http://hwy61roadhouse.com/rewards-cards/. Hwy 61 Roadhouse is a Memphis and New Orleans dining experience in Webster Groves. Laissez le bon temps roulez, “Let the good times roll”

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