From a King Cake Festival at Evangeline’s, to National Margarita Day at El Burro Loco — here are five things to do this weekend in the Central West End.
Find the Mardi Gras Baby | Evangeline’s Bistro & Music House
Thursday, February 20 to Tuesday, February 25
11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Evangeline’s is kicking off its King Cake Festival today and festivities will run until midnight on Fat Tuesday (February 25). Find the Mardi Gras baby and get a FREE appetizer. Today, the baby symbolizes luck and prosperity to whoever finds it in their slice of cake. Best of luck!
Grab Your King Cakes | The Cup
All Weekend Long
Speaking of Mardi Gras — this weekend is the perfect opportunity to stock up on some sweet treats! The Cup’s Cuppa Coffee Cake is masquerading as a Mardi Gras King Cake just in time for the festivities! Their King Cake is a sour cream coffee cake, topped with cinnamon streusel, sugar glaze drizzle, purple, gold and green sugar and a royal topper – the perfect treat for indulging on Fat Tuesday (or the days before)! Their Confetti cupcakes and sugar cookies will also be available with Mardi Gras decor. (Only available February 21 through February 25).
Spend an Evening Celebrating Art | Duane Reed Gallery, Houska Gallery, Philip Slein Gallery
Friday, February 21
Free & Open to the Public
On Friday, February 21 from 5-8 p.m. — three different galleries on McPherson will be hosting Opening Receptions for their newest exhibitions: Duane Reed Gallery, Houska Gallery, and Philip Slein Gallery. From thought-provoking sculptures to intricate paintings, you’ll want to stop by all three galleries! Attendance is open to the public and free to attend. Plus, you can also enjoy live music while you stroll through the neighborhood. The Alberto Patiño Trio will be performing at the corner of McPherson & Euclid from 5-8 p.m.
Celebrate National Margarita Day | El Burro Loco
Saturday, February 22
Starts at 11 a.m.
Happy Hour Specials All Day
Raise a glass — this Saturday is National Margarita Day and El Burro Loco is the place to be! Whether you like your margarita frozen or on the rocks, they’ve got you covered with happy hour specials all day long! Gather your friends and get ready to pay homage to your favorite cocktail.
Adopt a Furry Friend | Steel Wheels Indoor Cycling
Sunday, February 23
8 a.m. to noon
In the market for a furry friend? You’re in luck! Steel Wheels is hosting its second annual Stray Rescue event this Sunday. You can start your day with an invigorating sweat session and also spend time with some of the cutest pups in St. Louis. Who knows, you may even find your forever friend. Stray Rescue is the largest no-kill organization in the city of St. Louis and surrounding area.