“Welcome to the 12th Annual Let Them Eat Art, Maplewood’s whimsical tribute to Bastille Day held each year the second Friday evening of July. The event features live art demonstrations by regional artists, live music, and food and drink by Maplewood’s award-winning food purveyors. Let Them Eat Art is not an art fair; it’s a celebration of making art and enjoying art in the shops and on the streets of historic downtown Maplewood.” From 6 to 11pm. Admission is free.
National Mac ‘n’ Cheese Day Eating Contest at Noodles & Co. Richmond Heights
“National Mac ‘n Cheese Day is July 14, and to celebrate, Noodles & Company is hosting a mac ‘n’ cheese-eating contest at its Richmond Heights restaurant, pitting together the Richmond Heights Police Department and Richmond Heights Fire Department in a friendly competition benefiting BackStoppers. The winning team will generate a donation for the non-profit organization. Between 11am and 1pm that day, guests can also get a tour of the police car and fire truck, and there will be activities and handouts for children. On Fri., July 14 and Sat., July 15 (to keep the celebration going!), guests who purchase a regular mac ‘n’ cheese will also receive a small entrée-sized mac ‘n’cheese for free.” From 11am to 1pm. Admission is free.
“It’s our birthday and it’s National Ice Cream Day! Come out and celebrate St. Louis’s nitro ice cream parlor’s third anniversary from Noon until 4pm! In addition to our full menu of ice cold treats, we will also have live music and some more surprises!” From 12 to 4pm. Admission is free.
Continue Vin de Set’s Bastille Day celebration with a Creole-style crawfish boil. All you can eat crawfish, shrimp, sausage, potatoes, corn on the cob and mixed green salad, plus one free Paul’s Pils draft. From 6:30 to 8:30pm. All-you-can-eat dinner is $29.99 with reservations and $34.99 at the door.
“We are gearing up for another great Kegs and Eggs fundraiser! LifeBridge Partnership is a fantastic organization that has been empowering people with disabilities to develop skills for independence, and to actively participate in the community for more than 90 years in Saint Louis. Pairings are: Firecracker French Toast with cinnamon, cranberry and blueberry French toast, maple syrup made with housemade Fireball, and cayenne butter paired with Schlafly India Pale Lager; Smoked Salmon Chipotle Bennies, with poached local eggs, house-smoked salmon, toasted English muffins and chipotle hollandaise paired with 4 Hands Typhon Red Saison; Stars and Stripes Slinger, with two sunny-side-up farm eggs, zesty hog patty, red-and-white chili and brioche toasted paired with Six Mile Bridge Irish Stout; Local Dairy Red, White and Blue Parfait, with layered fresh yogurt parfait and fresh berry compote paired with Perennial Dry-Hopped Berliner Weiss; and Salute to the Western Front-tatta, with house-smoked ham, tri peppers, red onion and Fontina cheese paired with Urban Chestnut Fantasyland IPA.” From 9am to 12pm. Admission is free.
“Join us for all things local, seasonal and peachy! Taste samples, listen to live music and participate in the Best Tasting Peach Contest! Activities will be bountiful during the Kirkwood Farmers’ Market Peach Festival. Visitors to Downtown Kirkwood will enjoy seasonal produce and peach samples from local farmers as well as peach related treats and seasonal menu items at Kirkwood Farmers’ Market.” From 8am to 12pm. Admission is free.
“Beat the heat at Flying Saucer and join us for our spring break block party on the patio! We’re filling up blow-up pools and popping open $5 cans of local brews. Stop by and enjoy fun outdoor activities or put on your game face with a good, old fashioned water balloon fight!” From 1 to 7pm.
“Interested in upgrading your dinner party? Let us teach you how to execute an excellent surf & turf dinner on your grill at home. From salad to dessert, our chef will walk you through the process. Learn to grill grilled Caesar salad, cedar plank scallops with lemon and herbs, petite filet, grilled asparagus and roasted strawberry shortcake. From 6 to 8:30pm. Tickets are $85 per person, available here.
“Shop different vendors that make beer related products all while drinking amazing 4 Hands beer! Vendors include Twinkle Brews, Barrel Beard & Tattoo, Saint Brewis, BeerSauce Shop, Bomber Jacket, BTR Woodworks, Snake Bite Co., Benton Park Prints, Trendy Doll Clothing Company, STL Party Bus, StilL 630 and more.” From 11am to 3pm. Admission is free.
“Stop in for a great time at Big Daddy’s 18th Birthday Party. Live Music, $20 open bar, barbecue menu, bags, beer pong and more.” From 5pm to 12am. Admission is free.