Top 5 Things To Do In St. Louis Oct. 8th & 9th

It’s a bit of a light weekend but I’ve scrounged up 5 good events for you this weekend so let’s get to it!

  1. Join Generation Listen STL, the Department of Communication at Saint Louis University and Saint Louis University Department of Political Science for a Debate-Watching Party in the Center for Global Citizenship. View the debate with your community and then stick around for a post-debate discussion.Kick-off the evening with Generation Listen STL for happy hour at Humphrey’s Restaurant and Tavern at 6 p.m. Then walk over to the Saint Louis University campus and find a seat in the Center for Global Citizenship by 7:30 p.m. Free and open to public. RSVP Here: http://bit.ly/GenListDebate
  2. Rally on Clark II is the 2nd outdoor music festival to takeover the Busch II infield at Ballpark Village. Several local DJs will be spinning on stage all day long, while guests enjoy food trucks, a bounce house, beach ball drops, and much more fun! The $30 ticket includes access to the event, unlimited Bud Light drafts, one food voucher and other drink specials throughout the day.
  3. PixelPop Festival – a celebration of video games and game development – takes over the Saint Louis Science Center this Saturday and Sunday. You can sample panels and seminars on game design that examine everything from voice acting to the psychology used to hook players’ imaginations. Oh, and you can also play 35 brand-new games and give feedback to their designers. There will be tournaments for the competitive as well as analog games (tabletop, card and board games). Registration opens at 9:30 a.m. Saturday and at 11 a.m. Sunday. Single-day admission is $15 and two-day passes are $25.
  4. The West End Players Guild kicks off their season with Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia, directed by Ellie Schwetye. Stoppard spins simultaneous tales set two centuries apart in the same room of an English manor. In the play about mathematics, thermodynamics, determinism, Lord Byron, “the carnal embrace” and hermits the stories are bittersweet and the characters are endearing. It’s a lot to ask of a play to link those concepts and people together, so Stoppard uses human beings as channels for the ideas set simultaneously in 1809 and the present. This play runs Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m. & Sun., 2 p.m. Through Oct. 9
  5. Sunday brings Family Fun Day on Clark Street (next to Busch Stadium). Admission is free and includes access to music, raffle prizes. Free Activities Include: Inflatable Bounce House and 100ft Obstacle Course // Bubble Bus // Face Painter // Balloon Artists // Photo Booth – Presented by Tap Snap // The Sandlot Movie // St. Louis Ambush Soccer Mascot, Players, and kicking net // Rawlings Gold Glove Display and Photo Opportunity // Coloring Station // Magic House Activity Tent // D.A.R.E. Car // St. Louis Fire Department Engine Co 2 // Team Fredbird // Attendance Prizes. Free Food and Beverage Options:  Free hot dog & water vouchers (while supplies last) will be available in all retail stores to redeem on Clark Street // Free donuts and snow cone vouchers* will be passed out during event to redeem on Clark Street // Free ice cream in the Prairie Farms Dugout Bar at the Busch II Infield. Also, 25%-75% off all Cardinals merchandise in The Official Cardinals Team Store, Authentics Shop, and Majestic Store at Ballpark Village. Parking is available at Ballpark Village for $2.

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