From an evening of chess, fashion, and beauty at the World Chess Hall of Fame, to a late night happy hour at Sub Zero Vodka Bar — here are 5 things to do this weekend in the Central West End.
Enjoy an Evening of Chess, Fashion & Beauty | The World Chess Hall of Fame
Thursday, October 10
5:30- 7:30 p.m.
Free & Open to the Public
You’re invited to the opening reception of two all-new exhibits at the World Chess Hall of Fame —”Michael Drummond: Being Played” and “A Beautiful Game”— showcasing the unique connections among chess, fashion, and beauty. “Michael Drummond: Being Played” weaves a narrative about the effects of the fast fashion industry on climate change through the lens of chess-inspired creations by Saint Louis-based garment designer Michael Drummond. “A Beautiful Game” both showcases artifacts from the World Chess Hall of Fame collection—chess-inspired beauty products, photographs, posters, and advertisements—and illustrates how the sophistication and brilliance of the game have been celebrated and revered in chess and popular culture. This event is free and open to the public. Complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be provided.
Take a Ride on The Euclid Shuffle | Along Euclid Avenue
Friday & Saturday- 5-10 p.m.
Sunday- noon-5 p.m.
Free Rides through the CWE
Visitors to the Central West End now have an additional way to explore the neighborhood. The Central West End Business Community Improvement District and the Euclid South Community Improvement District are happy to bring back The Euclid Shuffle — a five-passenger electric cab that runs up and down Euclid Avenue, between Forest Park Parkway and Delmar Boulevard, providing free transportation to the CWE’s shops, restaurants, and galleries. Visitors can hop aboard The Euclid Shuffle by hailing the cab on the street, calling or texting 314-626-3002, or by requesting service via the eCAB app. The Euclid Shuffle will be available from 5-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon-5 p.m. on Sunday.
Drink for a Cause | Mission Taco Joint
All Weekend Long
It’s officially OCTOBER, which means it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Mission Taco Joint is bringing back your favorite Rosarita cocktail, made with Código 1530, the only pink tequila in the world. Together, they will donate $1 per drink sold to Gateway to Hope — a local nonprofit that works to remove barriers to affordable, timely quality healthcare, empowering people with breast cancer to face the disease and focus on healing.
Meet Award-Winning Author: Susie Ghahremani | St. Louis Public Library- Schlafly Branch
Saturday, October 12
Free & Open to the Public
Grab the kiddos and head to the St. Louis Public Library — Schlafly Branch to meet author and illustrator Susie Ghahremani. Susie will enchant listeners by reading and drawing characters from her book, “Stack the Cats!” Each family will receive a free copy of “Stack the Cats” at the event, while supplies last. Support provided by the St. Louis Public Library Foundation.
Close Out Your Weekend with a Late Night Happy Hour | Sub Zero Vodka Bar
Sunday, October 13
10 p.m. – Close
Feeling a little bit blue on Sunday evening? You can fight off the “Sunday Scaries” at Sub Zero Vodka Bar during their Late Night Happy Hour! Featuring $5 select sushi rolls, half-price Sub Zero Sliders, and $5 shots on tap. Available 10 p.m.-close Sunday through Wednesday.