7 Things You Could Be Doing This Weekend In St. Louis: Instead of House Cleaning (Volume 3)


One of the best parts of having Better Life Maids take over your house cleaning duties… Is never having to say no to weekend plans. The weekends were not made for cleaning. This is our third week of putting together this guide. Last week the guide was shared on Facebook over 270 times, so I think it’s official, we will be putting this guide out indefinately. We want to try to highlight some of the great events that are going on this weekend in St. Louis. Consider this your starting point to great adventures all around St. Louis. So here goes in no particular order, some of the great things going on this weekend in St. Louis. Get out their and enjoy some of them, and leave the house cleaning to us.

1. El Monstero: A Tribute to Pink Floyd Dates: August 8th Location: Hollywood Casino Amphitheater

El MonsteroSo El Monstero is kind of a big deal around St. Louis. For the last few years they have been playing sold out shows at local music venues like the Pageant, but this has to be their biggest show yet. If you don’t recognize the location, its ok, I didn’t either. That’s because I affectionately still remember it as Riverport. If you must know, I do love Pink Floyd and have seen a few of the laser light shows put on at the Science Center Planetarium over the years. This should give all of you Floyd fans a nice dose of Dark Side of The Moon, but hopefully no flashbacks. For more information click here.


2. Saturday Afternoon Blues Dates: August 8th Location: Bootleggin BBQ

bootleggin-bbqI can’t think of a better Saturday combination than Beer, BBQ, and Blues. Bootleggin BBQ seems to be a newcomer to the St. Louis BBQ scene, but they are trying to make a big splash with lots musical events throughout the month at their Washington Street location. On the first Saturday of the month, Matt “The Rattlesnake” Lesch will present “The Snake Pit”. Matt will bring a rotation of the best of blues musicians in St. Louis. From Texas to the delta to Memphis to Chicago, Matt and his band will take you on a journey down the blues highway. Help keep the blues alive in St. Louis! Sounds like my kind of event. For more information click here.

3. Science Center: First Friday Dates: August 7th Location: St. Louis Science Center

FF_WEB_2015 Aug_627x280_CAEach month the Science Center hosts its First Friday event, on you guessed it, the first Friday of the month. These events are a mix between pop culture and science. They have fun discussions about the science in popular science fiction movies. They have activities, hands on events, and demonstrations that all culminates with a free 10 PM screening of a classic science fiction move in the OMNIMAX® Theater. Each month has a different theme, so it will never be the same event twice. This Friday pays homage to a popular topic this past month. Nasa’s voyage to Pluto. So maybe this week is more real science than science fiction, but it should still be a great time. For more information click here.

4. Downtown Restaurant Week Dates: August 3rd-9th Location: Various

Restaurant Week24 restaurants are participating in this years DRW. You don’t need to buy anything in advance, no coupons, or tickets required. But reservations are probably a good idea. Each restaurant has a $25 pre-fixed 3 course menu. Downtown St. Louis Restaurant Week is a splendid opportunity to rediscover a long time favorite or experience one of St. Louis’ hot new eateries.When paying your DRW check, consider an “Extra Helping” donation to Operation Food Search. Believe it or not a $5 donation goes a long way and can feed a family of 4 one meal. I don’t want to pick a favorite, but you should definitely check up the line up of restaurants. Their is no way you would walk out of many of these hot spots for $25 on a regular evening. Seems like a good deal and you can help Operation Food Search as well. For more information click here.

5. Cooking Class at The Kitchen Conservatory Dates: Various Location: 8021 Clayton Rd.
Kitchen Conservatory LogoThe Kitchen Conservatory offers a wide range of cooking classes, both hands on and demonstration. Their really should be something for everyone here. One that caught my eye was the upcoming Beyond Paleo Italian-Style. Amy Hubbard, a clinical nutritionist, shares her passion for traditional paleo food and cooks a comforting Italian meal, plus her simple lessons in making broth and sprouting nuts and grains. Enjoy garlic bread made with almond flour and roasted garlic, spaghetti squash “pasta” with meatballs and marinara sauce, gluten-free veal cannelloni with “ricotta cheese” made from sprouted cashews and spinach with marinara, plus garlic fermented vegetables. So even if you never thought paleo was your kind of thing, give Amy a chance to prove you wrong. Check out her class, or find one that suits your taste buds. For more information click here.

6. St. Louis Philharmonic Orchestra Pops Concert Dates: August 7th Location: Queeny Park

St. Louis Philharmonic OrchestraThe Saint Louis Philharmonic Orchestra will present the annual pops concert, “That’s Entertainment,” on Friday, Aug. 7, 8 p.m., at Greensfelder Recreation Complex, Queeny Park. Conducted by Robert Hart Baker with guest artists, Lindsey McKee, soprano, and Keith Boyer, tenor. This annual event is sure to be a hit with young and old. The orchestra plays music from “West Side Story,” “My Fair Lady,” “The Sound of Music,” “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” “Les Miserables,” “La Traviata,” “Sweeney Todd” and more. I remember this one as a kid and always loved it. Probably worth penciling onto the calendar. For more information click here.


7. Yo Gabba Ganna Dates: August 7th Location: Chesterfield Mall

jack-black-300x229Ok this one is a mom splurge pick. Of all of the children’s shows I have been forced to watch over the last 8 plus years, I find Yo Gabba Gabba strangely compelling and entertaining. I also love the guest appearance (Jack Black and Sarah Silverman were hilarious). I know that many of you will definitely steer well clear of this event, so you can thank me for the warning as well. I will say bring the kids, bring the camera and meet Brobee, Foofa, Muno, Plex and Toodee – the stars of Yo Gabba Gabba! up close and personal like never before. You could be one of ten random winners of lunch for two with Yo Gabba Gabba. Nothing to click here. Just go if you want to join in the fun.

Whew! That was tough this week. A little light on the events around town. But don’t worry, August is a busy month with lots of great upcoming events, and I will try to share many of my favorites each week. Have fun out there, and definitely leave the cleaning to us this weekend.


Better Life Maids founder Angela Ricketts

Angela Ricketts

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Angela Ricketts of St. Louis, is one the co-founders of Better Life Maids, and currently serves as Vice President of Client Experience. Angela shares her passion for the business, and how her desire to be a great wife, mother, and own her own business became possible when she formed BETTER LIFE MAIDS. To find out more about Better Life Maids and get a free instant quote, click on the button below.

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