5 Things to Do This Weekend in the CWE: July 5-7

Spend your weekend in the Central West End! The neighborhood has plenty to offer for those with all different interests and those of all ages. From shopping, to listening to live music, to much more, here are five things to do in the CWE this weekend.

Dine Out| West End Wok

In the mood for Chinese food this weekend? West End Wok will satisfy your cravings with their expansive menu. You can start off with one of their appetizers such as their veggie spring rolls, pot stickers or hot and sour soup. Try their recommended house special, Golden Phoenix which is fried chicken chunks tossed in Chinese rib sauce and served with white rice. They also have several lo mein nodle and friend rice options. If you’re a vegetarian, try their vegetable lo mein or vegetable fried rice; seafood lovers should enjoy their shrimp lo mein or shrimp fried rice. If you’re especially hungry, order one of their combination specials.

Shop What’s New| lululemon

Stop by lululemon this weekend to check out what’s new in the store! You’ll find summer clothing that is perfect for a variety of occasions and workouts. In womenswear, check out their Cami Strap Dress in fun seasonal colors like Peach Bellini (pictured) and Glaze Pink, along with classic black and white. In menswear, check out their Evolution Short-Sleeve Polo Shirt, made golfing as well as casual everyday wear. These are only some of the new additions and you’ll want to head to the store in Maryland Plaza to see all that they have to offer.

Enjoy a Meal on a Patio| Edera

This weekend, enjoy dinner outside. Visit Edera to enjoy a delicious Italian meal in their courtyard. You can enjoy one of their popular pastas, like the Pappardelle Bolognese or Orecchiette, which has basil pesto, grana and pistachio. You may want to share one of their beloved pizzas (or enjoy it all to yourself) such as the fig or fungi pizzas. They also have special kids options, for families looking for somewhere nice to dine out at. Whatever you choose, you’ll enjoy your meal on this scenic patio, surrounded by lush greenery and lights.

Browse the Bookstore| Left Bank Books

Are you about to go on vacation and in need of a book for the flight? Looking for the perfect beach read (or the actual book “Beach Read”)? Left Bank Books has a wide selection of books; browse everything from the latest releases and best-sellers to the classics. Whether you’re interested in non-fiction, poetry, fantasy, mystery, romance or something else, Left Bank Books has it all. If you need a recommendation, one of their expert booksellers can help you out. Stop by the store this weekend to find books to add to your summer TBR list.

Try a Summer Smoothie| Rush Bowls

If you haven’t been to Rush Bowls recently, you’ll want to head over and try their new Summer Mojo smoothie. The drink includes mint, lemonade, strawberry and blackberry, as well as a variety of boosts and your choice of milk. This smoothie is only here for a limited-time, so don’t miss out! In addition to Summer Mojo and other smoothies, Rush Bowl has smoothie bowls that make for a healthy and yummy summer treat.

This weekend’s CWE Summer Music Series musicians on Friday, July 5 from 6-9 p.m.:

Bob Gleason at the corner of McPherson and Euclid

Landolfi Quartet at the corner of Maryland and Euclid

Nick Chandler with Be.Be The Neo Soul outside Brassier by Niche

Alicia Reve outside Saigon Cafe

Matt “Rattlesnake” Lesch outside The BBQ and Whiskey Saloon

The Euclid Shuffle

Friday 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. & 5:30-10 p.m. | Saturday 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. & 5:30-10 p.m. Call or text 314-472-5383.

Reminder as you’re traveling around the CWE this weekend, that transportation is now easier thanks to the Euclid Shuffle! If you do not wish to walk, it’s too hot or you parked far away, you don’t need to let that stop you from exploring the neighborhood. You can take a FREE ride along Euclid Ave. from Forest Park Ave. to Washington Ave. You can call or text the shuttle for a ride. Hop aboard!