Carpentry, Ceramics and Beer Events This Weekend

From benefit auction and art exhibit to live music and beer, take your pick of what to get out of town for this weekend.

This week, we've got a good variety of activities to get you out of the house and, in some cases, out of town. Learn some carpentry projects, try your luck at a benefit auction or trivia, or check out some art, music and beer. Do you know something we don't know? Share your own events/ideas in the comments.

  • When/Where: 9 a.m. - noon on Saturday, March 12 at St. Louis Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship Program, 8300 Valcour Ave
    Why Go: Women are capable of building and fixing things just as well as men are, and it's time to prove it. You will learn the basics of carpentry and build a stool, which you can then take home and show off.
    Pricing: $10

  • When/Where: 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 12 at Sheraton Westport - Lakeside Chalet, 191 West Port Plz, Maryland Heights
    Why Go: Support Nerinx Hall High School, while experiencing an exciting evening of auctions and raffles. There will be dinner served, as well as a variety of items, jewelry, antiques and artwork up for sale in the oral and silent auctions, and raffles for a Wine & Dine prize basket and a shopping spree.
    Pricing: Auction item prices vary, and raffle tickets range from $20 to $50.
  • Humanagerie Exhibition at SLCC Meramec
    When/Where: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 12 at Meramec Contemporary Art Gallery, SLCC Meramec Campus, 11333 Big Bend Road, Kirkwood
    Why Go: This collaborative ceramics exhibition features ceramic creations that blend human and animal imagery. All of the art is produced by regional high school and community college students.
    Pricing: Free
  • Schlafly and Live Music at The Gramophone
    When/Where: 9 p.m. on Friday, March 11 at The Gramophone, 4243 Manchester Avenue, St. Louis
    Why Go: Face it, you're going to have to leave South County sometime to really have fun. This show is a three year anniversary party for 88.1 KDHX, featuring live music from Uncle Lucius and Waterstreet. Schlafly will also be there, to tap a delicious cask of ale.
    Pricing: $7, plus a $3 surcharge for minors

  • When/Where: 7 p.m. on Friday, March 11 at Maryland Heights Centre, 2344 McKelvey Rd, Maryland Heights
    Why Go: Get your weekly trivia fix and support St. Louis ARC in its efforts to support people with developmental disabilities and their families. The theme of the evening is "Tropical Retreat" and costumes are encouraged.
    Pricing: $200 for a table of eight


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