5 Things to Do This Weekend: June 14-16

Are you ready for the weekend? There’s plenty to enjoy throughout the Central West End on Friday through Sunday. Whether you’re in the mood to shop, play arcade games, try new food or new drinks, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in the neighborhood. Here are five things to do this weekend in the CWE.

Celebrate a Business Anniversary| Up-Down St. Louis

This weekend, celebrate five years of Up-Down being in the CWE! On Friday at 6 p.m., they will have their 5 Cent Beer Party. As long as supplies last, you can enjoy a nice cold one for only five cents. On Saturday is their Summer Costume Party. Starting at 8 p.m., Up-Down will have a special playlist, cocktails and a costume contest with prizes. Finally, join them for their biggest arcade tournament of the year on Sunday. It’s free to play, so test your skills in King of Cade, a double-elimination tournament covering games throughout Up-Down. For every round you win, win prizes and the top finishers get extra-exciting prizes. You can sign up from 1-1:45 p.m., with the tournament starting at 2 p.m. These will be several days of fun that you won’t want to miss.

Have a Father’s Day Drink| Kingside Diner

Enjoy Father’s Day brunch this Sunday at Kingside. You’ll find all your breakfast favorites like French toast, omelets, hash browns and more. They will also be offering $1 beer-mosas, which features a refreshing twist of Bud Light and orange juice. Sit outside on their patio and take in a great view of the neighborhood or enjoy the lively atmosphere inside. Whatever your plans may be, Kingside is a great way to start your Father’s Day with a hearty and delicious meal.

Shop Local| Esther & Mila

Visit Esther & Mila to shop the latest in body care. While you’re probably familiar with the jewelry and crystals that the store offers, have you checked out their wide selection of body care? They have a variety of treatment items that are handmade in St. Louis. Check out their body creme, where has avocado, cocoa and sea buckthorn which help provide the appearance of moisturized skin. You may also like their sugar body scrub and hand and foot treatment. If you’re spending time outside, make sure to check out their repair day creme, which has buckthorn and macadamia to help repair sun sensitivity.

Try New Ice Cream Flavors| Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams

Jeni’s Hot Summer Spins collection is here! Head over to try out five new additions, here for a limited time. The new flavors are Burnt Orange Dreamsicle, a juicy orange ice cream with vanilla custard and orange caramel; Double Dough, a chocolate chip cookie dough swirled into a buttery brown sugar custard; Snow Cone Sorbet, a twist of blue brambleberry, watermelon and pink lemonade sorbets and Sparkling Cherry Pie, a sour cherry and Sichuan peppercorn ice cream with tart cherry jam and shortbread crust. With the weather getting warmer here, Jeni’s is the perfect solution to cool you down.

Dine Outside| Saigon Cafe

Saigon Cafe has a nice patio that you can enjoy dining out on this weekend. On Friday evening, ask to sit outside so that you can enjoy live music during our CWE Summer Music Series. For a starter, you may enjoy veggie spring rolls. They have several noodle soup options with various proteins. Delicious sides include stir-fry green beans, cabbage salad and brown rice. Save room for entrees like braised salmon, stir-fry lemongrass tofu and stir-fry egg noodles.

This weekend’s CWE Summer Music Series musicians on Friday, June 14 from 6-9 p.m.:

Jason Garms at the corner of McPherson and Euclid

Ivas John at the corner of Maryland and Euclid

Landolfi Quartet at Maryland Plaza Fountain

Nick Chandler with Guest outside Brassier by Niche

Thomas Paden outside Saigon Cafe

Sharon Bear 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!