Around Town Calendar: October

10/10 OWL OUTINGS See the owl butterflies that waken at dusk during this October Owl Outing at the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House. $6 adults, $4 ages 4 to 12. 5:30 to 7 p.m.

FEATURED FILM Frontyard Features presents ‘The Goonies’ at Crown Square Plaza, 14th St. and St. Louis Ave., playing at sundown.

PAINT BY NUMBERS 2008 SCOSAG is hosting a fabulous party at the Mad Art Gallery ( They will provide the canvases of famous paintings in history, with outlines, numbers, coordinating paints and brushes. The paintings will be available for purchase through silent auction. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets: 865-0060,, or the day of at the Mad Art Gallery box office.

10/10 & 11 BOATHOUSE BANDS Join in the fun at The Boathouse in Forest Park. 10/10 it’s Fluid Drive and 10/11 it’s the Soulard Blues Band. 7 to 11p.m. both nights.

10/10–12 SAINT LOUIS FASHION WEEK The week features an innovative green fashion show, surprise performances, VIP events, trunk shows, a shopping tour and nightly Budweiser Select after-parties. For tickets, visit

10/10–11/23 TRANSMISSION/DESTINATION COCA’s latest exhibition by St. Louis-based artist Brandon Anschultz is comprised of new works in painting, drawings, sculpture and a site-specific installation. A free opening reception is being held 10/10 from 6 to 8 p.m. 524 Trinity Ave.

10/11 WALK NOW FOR AUTISM The walk, sponsored by Autism Speaks and located in Forest Park, is set to raise more than $1 million for autism research. Join in by visiting or calling walk director Barb Goode at 989-1003.

JAGUAR EXHIBIT The Clayton Triangle presents the Jaguar Clubs of North America’s Concorde d’Elegance, a nationally sanctioned show where up to 80 Jaguars will be officially judged. 727-2020. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Maryland Avenue between Brentwood and Forsyth boulevards.

WYDOWN FALL FESTIVAL This charming neighborhood festival features gifts and giveaways from business owners, an art exhibit and fun for everyone in Wydown Park. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hanley Road and Wydown Boulevard. 290-8508.

STARGAZING An evening of watching the stars and sipping wines to benefit Kilo Diabetes & Vascular Research Foundation at Strathalbyn Farms Club in St. Charles. Call the foundation office for information, 434-6500.

‘SPA’-TACULAR From 5 to 9 p.m. Ginger Bay Salon and Spa hosts its seventh annual event to benefit Annie’s Hope-The Bereavement Center for Kids. Festivities include an Aveda welcome bag, mini spa treatments, commemorative gifts, hors d’oeuvres and much more. Several different spa packages are available for $50 or $100. Reservations, 966-0655.

ART WALK Leading St. Louis artists and craftspeople display and sell their work in a beautiful garden setting at Garden Heights Nursery in Richmond Heights. Breakfast snacks and lunch will be available, and the nursery will sell flowers, pumpkins and more. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 1605 S. Big Bend Blvd. 645-SEED.

10/11 & 12 WILKOMMEN Stone Hill Winery welcomes guests with award-winning wines, traditional German food and live German music throughout the month of October.

10/12 PORSCHE EXHIBITION The Kemp Auto Museum (16955 Chesterfield Airport Road) invites all automobile aficionados to its newest exhibit, ‘The Reid Vann Rare 256 Series Porsche Exhibition,’ opening with a breakfast reception from 9 a.m. to noon and running through the first week of November. Reservations required for the reception, 636-537-1718.

10/12–19 WOMEN’S TENNIS EVENT Dwight Davis Tennis Center hosts St. Louis’ first-ever USTA Pro Circuit Women’s event! 5620 Grand Drive in Forest Park. 361-0177

10/15 AMONG THE GREAT ANDES OF THE EQUATOR Join Missouri Botanical Garden curator Dr. Carmen Ulloa on her explorations through the mountains of Ecuador in search of climate-friendly plants. 7 to 9 p.m. $30. Preregistration required, 577-9441.

ARTS UNZIPPED The Regional Arts Commission (6128 Delmar Blvd.) and ‘Connect with,’ a collaborative of 40 young professionals’ organizations,  come together for a night of guerilla music, dance and theater performances at the RAC. Beer and light snacks will be provided. Free!

10/16 GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT Come to St. Luke’s Desloge Outpatient Center for an evening of pampering, including chair massage, paraffin hand treatments and hors d’oeuvres, while you learn important health information. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Space is limited; call 205-6554 or visit to register.

10/17 CWE OPENINGS Mezzanine (389 N. Euclid) hosts a reception for artist Tracy Kodner from 6 to 8 p.m., and from 6 to 10 p.m. Rothschild’s Antiques (398 N. Euclid) hosts a wine reception to introduce ‘Just Plain Folk,’ portraits by Mitch Huett and Tommy Lawless. Atrium Gallery christens its new space (4728 McPherson Ave.) with ‘Give me the Cobra Jewel’—sparkling works by Christopher Tanner—opening from 6 to 9 p.m. Left Bank Books hosts a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. for ‘The Birth of the Cool,’ works by Tony Renner named after the Miles Davis album.

ALL FAB PARTY Centro (4727 McPherson Ave.) hosts an event from 6 to 8 p.m. with internationally known designer Rocio Romero to benefit UMSL’s Gallery 210. Tickets, $30, may be reserved via 516-5976. A limited number of reservations accepted for a ‘Post-Fab dinner,’ a private dinner with the artist, $150 per person.

10/17 & 18 PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP This hands-on class led by nationally known photographer Ian Adams focuses on helping photographers improve their skills. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Missouri Botanical Garden. $258. Preregistration required; 577-9441.

10/18 K.D. LANG Hear the famous vocalist at Touhill Performing Arts Center. 8 p.m. Individual tickets $40 to $100. 516-4949 or

ESTO VIR AUCTION Chaminade College Preparatory School’s annual benefit features an auction and sit-down dinner. $90 per person.

993-4400 ext. 135 or

10/19 CLAYTON CANINE CLASSIC Taking place in Shaw Park from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the fourth annual event features a ‘Dressed to the K-nines’ fashion show, games, pup art, a puppy kissing booth and pet photography. Retail, food and drink available, with proceeds benefiting local animal charities. All dogs must be leashed.  726-3033.

SAINT LOUIS CATHEDRAL CONCERTS The 2008-09 season starts with the Cathedral Basilica Organists playing at 2:30 p.m. at Cathedral Basilica, 4431 Lindell Blvd.  533-7662 or

GO GREEN ‘The Healthy Planet,’ St. Louis’ green & natural living magazine, hosts its 16th Natural Living Expo from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Webster Groves Recreation Center, 33 E. Glendale Road. The event includes more than 70 exhibits offering eco-friendly, healthy and natural products, services and information. Adult admission is $8; children under 16 free. 962-7748.

At a glance…Wine Bars

33 Wine Shop and Tasting Bar

With 750 wines on our extended wine list, 40 microbrewed/imported beers, and ‘a staff as friendly and helpful as allowable by law,’ this cozy tasting bar is full of characters.

1913 Park Ave., in Lafayette Square

Bella Vita Wines

Bella Vita Wines has more than 60 different wines from around the world for tasting every day. And with bottles ranging from $13 to $200, the snazzy wine bar promises something for every wine lover.

9528 Manchester Road, in Rock Hill

Monarch Wine Bar

With 2.5- and 6-ounce pours and a food menu to pair with your tastes, you can mix and match to your heart’s content at this friendly space.

7401 Manchester Road, in Maplewood


Newcomers and expert sommeliers alike will enjoy the Robust experience, where wines are identified by ‘Robust Factor.’ On Mondays, Robust hosts a St. Louis Wine Clinic (

227 W. Lockwood Ave., in Webster Groves

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine bar

There is more than beef at this Frontenac hangout. Fleming’s has 100 wines available by the glass, in two pour sizes and by the flight.

1855 S. Lindbergh Blvd., in Frontenac