This Week in the CWE: October 26-November 1

This Week in the CWE:
October 26-November 1

Join your friends and neighbors at these CWE events!

CWE Scene: Halloween in the Central West End

Oct 31 - Nov 1

10:00 am - 12:00 am

Cost: Free

Click here for more info!

"St. Louis’ most legendary Halloween street party returns Saturday, Oct.31, 2015, this year with $4,500 in cash & prizes to be given away in our fierce costume competition.

Set in the vibrant and cosmopolitan Central West End — with its backdrop of tree-lined streets and stately turn-of-the-century mansions — the annual Halloween in the CWE is THE can’t-miss celebration of the season.

Festivities kick off with fun daytime activities for the whole family. Then, as the sun sets, the party continues with an adults-only bash and costume contest, known for its elaborate, complex and outrageous costumes.

The CWE Halloween party is open to the public and free to attend. Those interested in participating in the costume contest are required to pay a nominal entry fee. Click here for contest details.

Schedule of Events

Events take place at the intersection of Maryland and Euclid except as noted.

11 a.m. | Kids’ parade* & party, featuring Cinderella and her carriage, as well as YOMO cars provided by the Moolah Shriners.

Noon | Trick or treating at neighborhood businesses

1 p.m. | Dog parade* & party, presented by Wolfgang’s Pet Stop.

6 p.m. | Registration for costume contest opens at the stage. Be sure to register early to secure your spot.

6 p.m.-midnight | Adults-only party, featuring:

  • DJ Crucial spinning vinyl on stage
  • Street performers, including dancers, a fortune teller and a tarot card reader

8-10 p.m. | Costume contest begins. We will announce the top 10 finalists at 9:30, and the top three winners at 10. You must be present for the final round of judging to win.

*Parades begin on McPherson near the Euclid intersection and ends at the stage located at the Maryland/Euclid intersection."

For more information about the CWE Scene and the upcoming Halloween in the CWE, click here

CWE Neighborhood Security Initiative Forum  

Wednesday October 28
Mahler Ballroom
5:45-6:45 PM

NSI Forum will be held at the Mahler Ballroom, from 5:45-6:45 PM. Meet the new Commander of the 5th District (Eric Larson), hear about the Dog Walker Watch program, and Court Advocacy work in the CWE. 

Boo at the Zoo Nights


Saint Louis Zoo

One Government Drive

Nightly, October 16-30, 2015 | 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

"Come explore the Zoo after dark during the special Halloween evenings: Boo at the Zoo Nights! This non-scary, kid-friendly Halloween experience is filled with laughs and adventure. Children are encouraged to wear costumes. Children 12-and-under will receive a treat bag upon exiting. Boo at the Zoo Nights is not a trick-or-treating experience.


  • $6/member; $7/non-member; children under 2 are free; $1 discount for children 2 to 12 in costume
  • Parking is free! Our treat. North and South Lots available each night.
  • No reservations necessary.
  • Purchase tickets online, by phone at (314) 646-4771, or at the door on night of the event. Discounts do not apply when purchasing tickets online or by phone.
  • The Zoo's wheelchair, stroller and ECV rental fees apply for this event.

Spooktacular Fun for Families

  • Haunted Hollow with creepy caverns and sinister swamps beware!
  • Float around the Zoo's dramatically decorated grounds.
  • Entering the Zoo could be tricky to do if you get caught in Master Weaver's giant web!
  • Double, double toil and trouble may await you when you're lured by vocal witches.
  • Flit and frolic in Fragile Forest Fairyland.
  • Floating busts have many spooks to sing about!
  • Follow slithering snakes on your way to the Herpetarium.
  • Dance along to the pumpkin's choral melody.
  • Meander through the mystery straw maze.
  • Make a creepy craft to take home at the Kid's Craft Corner in Lakeside Cafe.
  • Look hauntingly good as you stick your face into bodies of a ghost, Frankenstein or mummy for a spooky photo.

For more information, click here!"

Tuesday, October 27

 Wednesday, October 28

Friday, October 29

Friday, October 30

Sunday, November 1

For more info and full event descriptions, click here

World Chess Hall of Fame Events

Monthly Music Series: Matthew Bengtson

OCTOBER 28, 2015 | DOORS 6:30 P.M. | CONCERT 7-8 P.M. | $10

Join the World Chess Hall of Fame and internationally acclaimed pianist Matthew Bengtson for a special evening of Scriabin, Bach, and Albeniz pieces. Critically acclaimed as a “musician’s pianist,” Bengtson has a unique combination of musical talents ranging from extraordinary pianist, to composer, analyst, and scholar of performance practice, and thus is in demand as both soloist and collaborator.

Seating is limited. Please contact Erica Kelly at  for ticket reservations or click here to purchase tickets online.  

Tickets for Purchase
$10 General Admission
$5 Members, Students, Seniors, and Military Personnel (with valid ID)
One free drink ticket and complimentary hors d’oeuvres. 


Kings, Queens & Castles Exhibition Preview

Thursday, October 29, 2015, 6 - 8 p.m.

Ladies’ Knight: A Female Perspective on Chess examines how a game often dominated by men inspires contemporary women artists. The exhibition presents works by artists Crystal Fischetti, Debbie Han, Barbara Kruger, Liliya Lifanova, Goshka Macuga, Sophie Matisse, Yoko Ono, Daniela Raytchev, Jennifer Shahade, Yuko Suga, Diana Thater, and Rachel Whiteread. Their diverse interpretations of the game range from the playful and feminine to the serious and encourage dialogue about subjects like crime, language, peace and conflict, and inequality.

Free and open to the public. Complimentary valet. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.RSVP to Erica Kelly at

Toddler Tuesday: Movin' and Groovin'
October 27th at 9AM 

"Get moving with music, movement and motor development activities"

$5 per adult/child pair. Free for WCHOF members. One adult per child required. Limit of 15 adult/child pairs per session. Advance registration is strongly recommended."


Family Day: Ideas in Bloom
Saturday, October 31st

"Use a variety of materials to create a self-portrait pot inspired by Marcel Dzama’s Potheads  and explore your thoughts and dreams through poetry, journaling, bookmaking, illustration and more! Each week our ideas will take a different form. Join us for a poetry reading and pop-up exhibition at the conclusion of the series."

To RSVP and for more info, email"

2015 Free Flu Shot Clinic 

"The single best way for families to protect against the flu is to get vaccinated each fall. Barnes-Jewish Hospital is offering free flu shots to those in our community who would otherwise not have access to one.

All vaccines are free of latex and preservatives. 

Free seasonal flu shots are available at the following locations (see link below) for those ages 6-months and older, unless otherwise noted. No pre-registration is required. All doses will be administered on a first come, first served basis while supplies last.

The Barnes-Jewish Hospital free flu shot clinics are made possible by funding from The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

For more information, call 314-TOP-DOCS or toll-free 866-867-3627."

For more information about flu shot locations, click here

Schlafly Public Library Events

Tuesday, October 27 at 6 PM

Step for Fitness will meet every Tuesday during the month of July.  The class starts at 6 PM and goes until 8 PM, with more advanced moves starting at 7.  Don’t miss this interactive, exhilarating Schlafly classic!

Thursday, October 29 from 10 AM to 12 PM
Get Connected will be at Schlafly on Thursday morning from 10 AM to 12 PM.  Technology staff members will be on hand to help you figure out how to download material from the St. Louis Public Library website with one-on-one assistance. 

Left Bank Books Events 

Monday, October 26

CANCELLED: Stanley Crouch: Kansas City Lightning

7:00 pm

An Evening with Ridley Pearson

7:00 pm

Tuesday, October 27

A Conversation with Rainbow Rowell and David Levithan

7:00 pm

Wednesday, October 28

Laura Benedict: Charlotte's Story

7:00 pm

Joshua Mehigan: Accepting the Disaster

7:30 pm

Thursday, October 29

Edward L. Morris: Wall Streeters

5:00 pm

Geraldine Brooks: The Secret Chord

7:00 pm

Friday, October 30

William Gass: Eyes

7:00 pm

Saturday, October 31

Storytime with Miss Jonesey

10:30 am

Writers Read Reading Group: Selected Poems by Emily Dickinson

4:00 pm

For a full calendar of events and descriptions, click here