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Beat The Cold With Hot Free And Cheap Things To Do This Weekend In St. Louis

We may be in the dead of winter but things are hot, hot, hot in the Lou!

From a free open house at Third Degree Glass Factory with a bevy of fun activities to an expo to help you plan your golf outings, there’s lots to do this weekend in St. Louis. Plus, the eagles are still hanging out!

Here’s a sampling of cheap and free ways to spend your weekend:

  • Free: Open House At Third Degree Glass Factory Tonight
  • Free: Meet & Greet An Eagle In Alton On Saturday
  • St. Louis Art Museum’s Monet’s Water Lillies Exhibit Closes On Sunday
  • St. Louis Golf Expo Kicks Off Friday With Discount For Those 50 Plus
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Free: Open House At Third Degree Glass Factory Tonight

It’s the third Friday of the month. That means Third Degree Glass Factory’s free open house event is tonight.

From 6 – 10 p.m., you can enjoy glassblowing demonstrations. shop the HotShop Gift Gallery for unique items created by Third Degree glass artists, take in the art exhibits in the East gallery. be in awe of  fire spinning in the courtyard and hear live music beginning at 8 p.m.

If you’re so inclined, you can sign up at the front desk to work with staff instructors to make a paperweight, fused jewelry, a tile keepsake or beads for a small charge.

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Free: Third Friday Activities At Third Degree Glass Factory Tonight

Here’s a hot event to counteract those cold temps.

Santa will be handing out candy and posing for photos at the Third Degree Glass Factory’s Third Friday open house today, Dec. 16, 2011.

Switzer’s Candy founded here in 1888, will be serving free tastings of their popular licorice and creamy Buttermels.  Samplings while supplies last.

Ugliest Holiday Sweater Contest. Don your ugliest holiday sweater and enter the Ugliest Holiday Sweater Contest.  You could win acool ornament that comes with its very own sweater knitted by one of the Factory’s artists. Registration is from 6-8:30 p.m. with the contestants marching at 8:45 p.m. The audience picks the winner.

Buy a beverage (Drinks of the Month are Bailey’s Coffee or Hot Chocolate. Virgin Hot Chocolate for the kids) and get a free raffle ticket for Feelin’ Lucky Art Lotto. Tickets drawn at the top of the hour for selected glass pieces created by Third Degree artists.

My Chef Heidi will be offering frosty winter salad with cranberries, pears, nuts and a sweet sherry vinaigrette; holiday nut ball with salami and crackers; pulled buffalo chicken slider with blue cheese ranch slaw; fettucini Alfredo and  something sweet. Menu items range from $2-8 each.

You can work with instructors and make a paperweight for $35; bling-bling fused glass pendant or earrings for $25 or the set for $35; Holiday tile for $25; or glass beads for $35.    

And you can bring your favorite regular-sized wine bottle, sans label, and the artists will turn it into a glass platter for $15.  Over-sized wine bottles are  $25.

Participants must be at least 10 years old to make paperweights and glass beads.  Glass projects and glass platters must be picked up the following week from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Wednesday-Saturday.

Rosewood, known for their three-part acoustic harmonies of the 60s and beyond, will perform at 8 p.m. In addition, they’ll be performing some holiday faves with a Rosewood twist.

Fire Technicians Performance Troupe will dance, breathe and spin the hot stuff at 8 p.m. in the Courtyard.

Among the current exhibits at the Factory is an exhibit by the Weavers’ Guild of St. Louis entitled “Timeless Fiber.” A one night only Weaver’s Guild Truck Show Sale will feature handwoven jackets; hand-dyed and painted silk scarves; felted garments and hats; fiber art vessels and eclectic necklaces of metal, beads, stone and fiber, will be held.



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Free: 'Artstravaganza' Moves To New Venue In St. Louis This Weekend

 

“Artstravaganza,” one of the St. Louis area’s best events showcasing the work of juried Best of Missouri Hands members, is moving to a new venue this year.

The 10th annual show is slated for 4-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11; 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 12 and 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 13 at the Third Degree Glass Factory, 5200 Delmar Blvd.

Folk School of St. Louis Master Musicians will perform traditional songs and fiddle music of Missouri and the Midwest from 5-6 p.m. on Friday; 2-3 p.m. on Saturday and 1-2 p.m. on Sunday.

Artstravaganza is a great place to pick up some one-of-a-kind great gifts for the holidays.

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Free: Open House Fun At Third Degree Glass Factory In St. Louis

It’s the third Friday of the month and that means it’s Open House time at Third Degree Glass Factory in St. Louis.  The fun is from 6-10 p.m. and it’s free.

Watch glassblowers take the heat create cool glass art and then get “hands on” glass and make something yourself.

In addition to watching the demos, you can enjoy live music and discover art by local artists.  

Here’s what else is on tap tonight (from the Glass Factory’s website):

Frostbite Gourmet Ice Cream.  Mmmm.  Free tastes begin at 6 p.m.  Indulge and enjoy their delicious ice cream made the old-fashioned way with local ingredients and honey. Lactose-free. Vanilla, cinnamon, strawberry and a surprise flavor…maybe candied bacon?

Dinner@Third Friday:  Summer Lite dining with My Chef Heidi’s tapas-style small plates at small prices. Menu items range from $2 – $8 each.  August’s menu: Ceasar Salad, Cheese Quesadilla with Homemade Salsa, Southwestern Chicken Skewer with Chipotle Mayo, Black Bean & Corn Salad, Watermelon, and Sweet Treat.  No reservations needed. Eat in the gallery or al fresco in the courtyard.

Get your hands-on glass.  Work with instructors and make a paperweight $30; fused jewelry or summer tile $20; or torched beads $30.

Third Friday tradition: Bring your fave regular-sized wine bottle – NO LABELS – and we’ll turn it into a glass platter for $10.  Over-sized wine bottles are more. $20. Note: Must be age 10 and up for paperweights and glass beads.  Glass projects and glass platters must be picked up the following week, Tues. – Sat., 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

6:45 p.m.  Live at Third Degree…Opera!  Union Avenue Opera performers treat us to a mini-preview of Heggie’s Dead Man Walking, performed for the first time in Missouri.  An opera that the Associated Press regards as “the most compelling new American opera in decades.” This opera brings to stage the story of Sister Helen Prejean as she takes on the role of spiritual advisor to Joseph de Rocher, an inmate on Louisiana’s death row. 

8 p.m. Fox Creek Band plays some mean, lean foot stompin’ blue grass.

Fire Spinning.  Fire Technicians Performance Troupe top off the night.  Beginning at the magic hour of sun down they’ll spin, dance, and breathe the hot stuff through 9:45 p.m.

Third Degree Glass Factory is located at 5200 Delmar Blvd in St. Louis.

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St. Louis On The Cheap Guide To Things To Do This Weekend In St. Louis 6/17-6/19/11

Looking for something to do this weekend?  There’s plenty to choose from.

The events listed here are free!

 

Tonight:

Free Movie and Music at Gazebo Park in Webster Groves on Friday night.

Sheldon Galleries Plans Free Reception Tonight.

Old Orchard Gallery slates reception for exhibit tonight.

Foundry Art Center plans free reception tonight.

St. Louis Shakespeare Festival Winds Up This Weekend.

Wine tastings from Adam Puchta Winery.

Free admission to St. Louis’ Magic House tonight.

Cinema On The Plaza in downtown St. Louis tonight.

Third Degree Glass Factory Offers Activities at free open house tonight.

No Jungle Boogie or late night hours at the St. Louis Zoo today.

Free: Movies and Music at Laumeier County Park.

 

Saturday:

Free Bike Rodeo and Safety Day at Simpson County Park on Saturday.

Wine tastings from Adam Puchta Winery.

St. Louis Shakespeare Festival Winds Up This Weekend.

Free music at Stone Hill Winery in Hermann on Saturday.

Free Preschool Dance Party At St. Louis County Library on Saturday.

Free Nature Photography Workshop at the Arch on Saturday.

Free music at Montelle Winery in Augusta this weekend.

KMOX sponsors St. Louis Uncorked in downtown St. Louis on Saturday.

 

Sunday:

St. Louis Shakespeare Festival Winds Up This Weekend.

Dads get into the Magic House Free on Father’s Day (Sunday).

Free music at Montelle Winery in Augusta this weekend.

 

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Free: Open House Fun At Third Degree Glass Factory In St. Louis

It’s the third Friday of the month and that means it’s Open House time at Third Degree Glass Factory in St. Louis.  The fun is from 6-10 p.m. and it’s free

Watch glassblowers take the heat create cool glass art and then get “hands on” glass and make something yourself.  Maybe you’ll win one of the cool pieces created at the Glass Factory.

In addition to watching the demos, you can enjoy live music and discover art by local artists.  

Here’s what else is going on tonight (from the Glass Factory’s website):

  • Get your hands-on glass. Work with instructors and make a paperweight $30; fused jewelry or spring tile $20; or torch beads $30.

Third Friday tradition: Bring your fave bottle – NO LABELS – and we’ll turn it into a glass platter for $10.  Note: Must be age 10 and up for paperweights and glass beads.  Glass projects and glass platters must be picked up the following week, Tues. – Sat., 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

  • 6 – 8 p.m. Ride the glide. Science Center brings its Segways.  $5 for 5 minutes.
  • 8 p.m. River Bound tunes up in the tradition of Bill Monroe, Jimmy Martin, and Flatt and Scruggs.  A mix of fiddle tunes, bluegrass classics and contemporary songs.  American folk music.
  • Fire Spinning. Fire Technicians Performance Troupe top off the night.  8 p.m. and 9 p.m. Watch ‘em spin, dance, and breathe the hot stuff.

Grab a light dinner at the factory with My Chef Heidi’s tapas-style small plates. Prices range from $2-$8 each.  June’s menu: Summer Tossed Salad with Cilantro Ranch, Nachos with Chipolte Cheese Sauce, Authentic Mexican Tacos with Beef or Chicken, Guacamole with Chips, Sweet Treat..  No reservations needed. Eat in the gallery or al fresco in the courtyard.

Try Frostbite Gourmet Ice Cream which uses local ingredients whenever possible. Instead of sugar, they use honey from farms in Missouri and the surrounding states.

Third Degree Glass Factory is located at 5200 Delmar Blvd in St. Louis.

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Third Friday Open House At Third Degree Glass Factory This Week

Third Degree Glass Factory hosts its Third Friday Open House this week. Enjoy an evening of free entertainment from 6-10 p.m. Friday at St. Louis’ largest public-access glass art education center. This is a family-friendly event. In addition to glassblowing demonstrations and art exhibits in the East Gallery , you can browse the HotShop Gift Gallery for glass items made by local glass artists. And you can sign up at the front desk to work with an instructor to  make a paperweight ($30), fused jewelry or spring tile ($20) or torch beads ($20). You can even have a light dinner at Third Degree.  My Chef Heidi offers tapas-style small plates for $2-8 each.  March’s menu includes St. Louis Italian salad, bruschetta with goat cheese and roasted peppers, grilled chicken spedini, fettuccine Alfredo and a sweet treat.  No reservations are needed, and you can eat at in the gallery or al fresco in the courtyard.

Maple Jam, an acoustic rock and blues band plays at 8 p.m. with fire spinning performances by the Fire Technicians Performance Troupe at 8 and 9 p.m.

Third Degree Glass Factory is at 5200 Delmar Blvd.

For more information, call 314-367-4527 or click here.

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