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August
1

Mark Your Calendar for These St. Louis Brewery Events

St Louis Brewery

St. Louis is known for being the home of Anheuser-Busch, the world's largest brewing company. But it's the city's small-scale craft breweries that have really been getting attention lately. The readers of USA Today ranked St. Louis as the city with America's Best Beer Scene two years in a row.

Our real estate agents couldn't agree more. That's why we're excited to share some of these exciting brewery events in St. Louis this summer. 

  • Yoga and Craft Brews at Friendship Brewery - 100 E Pitman Ave, Wentzville, MO 63385
    Hosted at Friendship Brewery in collaboration with Namaste Outdoors, Yoga and Craft Brews is... exactly what it sounds like! Held every other Sunday at the brewery starting at 10 am, this event features an hour-long yoga class followed by a complimentary craft beer (or glass of wine). Friendship Brewery is just minutes from these Wentzville homes for sale, and the yoga portion of this event is suitable for all skill levels. It's a relaxing, rejuvenating way to start your week. Upcoming dates include August 13 and August 28. 

  • Tower Grove Park Beer & Cocktail Garden - 4257 Northeast Dr, St. Louis, MO 63110
    Every Friday and Saturday this summer, a pop-up beer and cocktail garden will appear at Tower Grove Park. Located a short drive from many St. Louis homes for sale, Tower Grove Park is a 289-acre green space in the heart of the city. It's always a great place to enjoy some time in the outdoors, and thanks to the Tower Grove Park Beer & Cocktail Garden, it's now a great place to grab a drink and enjoy some live music too!

  • Paws 4 Pints at the Budweiser Brewhouse - 601 Clark Ave #101, St. Louis, MO 63102
    Call it the happiest happy hour in St. Louis! Hosted by the Budweiser Brew House, Paws 4 Pints is a recurring charity event that benefits Stray Rescue of St. Louis. A $5 donation gets you a complimentary pint, and after that, you can enjoy drink specials, including $3 domestic drafts and $4 house wines. Your donation will go directly to dogs in need of shelter and medical attention in the St. Louis area. Enjoy Paws 4 Pints on Thursday, 8/18, from 3 to 6 pm, and again on Thursday, 9/8. 

  • Maplewood Market at Schlafly Bottleworks - 7260 Southwest Ave, St. Louis, MO 63143
    One of St. Louis' flagship microbreweries, Schlafly, has multiple locations throughout the city and is involved with a wide range of events. On the first Sunday of each month during spring and summer, Schlafly Bottleworks hosts Maplewood Market, a wide-ranging celebration of all things local. The market offers everything from arts and crafts to baked goods, produce, and of course, plenty of opportunities to sample Schlafly beer. You can also head on over to the Schlafly Tap Room for Tap Room Trivia Night every Tuesday night. 

  • Twilight Market at 311 Wine House and Beer Garden - 311 Main St, St. Peters, MO 63376
    Be sure to catch Twilight Market on Main on Saturday, 8/13! This event is hosted by 311 Wine House & Beer Garden and includes a wide range of fun, food, and drink. Located on Main Street in Old Town St. Peters, this evening market runs from 3 to 7 pm and is within walking distance of several St. Peters homes for sale. A wide range of vendors, crafters, and artists will be onsite, and it's a great opportunity to spend some time in the beautiful 311 Beer Garden. 

Contact us today to learn more about life in St. Louis. If you're on the hunt for your dream home, our real estate agents are dedicated to helping you find it in St. Louis and the surrounding areas. 

February
7

Visit the World Chess Hall of Fame's Latest Exhibition

Chess Hall of Fame

If chess had a "greatest hits" collection, this would be it. Our real estate agents will be among the fans celebrating Mind, Art, Experience: 10 Years of Chess & Culture at the World Chess Hall of Fame, only minutes from St. Louis homes for sale

History of the World Chess Hall of Fame

  • The museum's story begins in 1986 when it was first established as the U.S. Chess Hall of Fame. At the time, the fledgling collection was small enough to be housed in the basement of the United States Chess Federation headquarters in New Windsor, NY.

  • Four years later, the U.S. Chess Trust bought the museum and relocated the collection to Washington, D.C. Over the next ten years, acquisitions included the 1993 World Team Chess Championship trophy won by the U.S. and U.S. Chess Hall of Fame inductee plaques. 

  • Once again, the museum moved, taking up residence in Miami, FL, in 2001. Along with a new multi-million dollar home, the museum gained a new name and became the World Chess Hall of Fame. While the collection continued to grow, the museum ultimately closed in 2009.

  • During the interim, St. Louis became a hot spot for chess thanks to the international reputation of the city's Chess Club and Scholastic Center. Local philanthropists Jeanne and Rex Sinquefield generously funded the museum's move to the Central West End neighborhood of St. Louis.

The Museum Today

  • Visitors to the three-story museum, across the street from the Chess Club and Scholastic Center, are greeted by the World's Largest Chess Piece as certified by Guinness World Records. Measuring 20' tall, this massive king is made from African sapele mahogany and weighs in at 10,860 pounds.

  • The third floor holds the World and U.S. Halls of Fame, with plaques corresponding to each member. Each year, the World and U.S. Chess Federations make their respective nominations to the U.S. Chess Trust, which conducts a vote for final approval. 

  • The museum's collection supports its two-fold mission: document the history of chess and explore its influence on art and culture. Artifacts include trophies, scoresheets, photographs, and chess sets connected to significant players and events. Other items include unique, and novelty chess sets, such as one designed by artist Emil Pott for iconic jewelry retailer Tiffany & Co.

  • There's always something going on at the museum, which hosts a number of fundraisers, lectures, musical performances, and other special events. Examples include the Music Series and Composer Series along with Jingle, a holiday pop-up, and the Spooky Scavenger Hunt for Halloween.

Mind, Art, Experience: 10 Years of Chess & Culture

  • In honor of the museum's first decade in St. Louis, Mind, Art, Experience: 10 Years of Chess & Culture is a retrospective of the 50 exhibits featured over that span. More than 120 artifacts and artworks are on hand, many of them representing legends of the game, such as Bobby Fischer, Anatoly Karpov, and Garry Kasparov. A number of artifacts are on loan from notable collections and institutions around the country.

  • Mind, Art, Experience: 10 Years of Chess & Culture is on display through Sunday, July 17. A special reception is scheduled for 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 14. Admission to the museum and the reception is free, with a suggested donation of $3 per person and $5 per family. Museum hours are 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday, and noon - 5 p.m. Sunday.

Be king or queen of your own "castle" in St. Louis. Contact us at Coldwell Banker Premier Group and declare "checkmate" on your real estate goals. 

November
1

About the 30th Annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival

St Louis FilmOne of the reasons our real estate agents love St. Louis so much is all the wonderful local events. It seems that any time of year, from spring to winter, there's a fun celebration to attend. If you're a film lover — or even someone who just enjoys the occasional movie — then the 30th Annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival is an upcoming event you won't want to miss.

History of the Festival

The St. Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF) was founded in 1992 and has been held every year since. The founders intended the festival to promote and present new and interesting films in order to preserve movie-making as an art.

The first few St. Louis International Film Festivals were held in April, but in 1995, the event moved to November. In 1998, the festival grew large enough for its headquarters to move to the Central West End. Well-known films featured over the years include Kinsey, which was screened in 2004, and Up in the Air, featured in 2009.

Attending the Festival

This year, the St. Louis International Film Festival is scheduled for November 4th - 21st, 2021. Screenings will take place at various locations on the following dates and times.

  • Landmark's Tivoli Theatre: 6350 Delmar Blvd., University City, MO 63130
    Screenings will take place at Landmark's Tivoli Theatre November 4th - 14th and 19th - 21st.

  • Brown Hall Auditorium, Washington University: 1 Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130
    The Brown Hall Auditorium will hold screenings November 5th - 6th, 12th - 14th, and 19th - 21st.

  • Winifred Moore Auditorium, Webster University: 470 E. Lockwood Ave., St. Louis, MO 63119
    Visit the Winifred Moore Auditorium between November 5th - 14th for screenings.

  • St. Louis Museum of Contemporary Art: 3750 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108
    Screenings will take place at the St. Louis Museum of Contemporary Art on November 4th and 11th.

In addition to screening this year's featured films, the festival will also host the screening of several films released in 1971. You can catch these Golden Anniversary screenings at the St. Louis Public Library's Auditorium on weekend afternoons.

You can see a list of the films featured in this year's festival on the event website. Tickets and passes will also be available through the website. 

Awards

Various awards will be given throughout the St. Louis International Film Festival. These include awards for the Best Documentary Short and the Best Short Short. There will also be an award for Best Live Action Short and another for Best Animated Short.

If you're looking at St. Louis homes for sale, make sure you take a break to attend the St. Louis International Film Festival. Stop by to see one film, or see how many you can catch throughout the festival. This is just one of many awesome fall events in St. Louis. Contact us if you're new to the area and looking for the perfect place to call home. Our real estate agents will be happy to guide you.

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