Weekend Events: May 12-14 2006
UPDATE: Ugh! I messed up. The Locust Avenue Film Festival is NEXT Friday evening - May 19th. No wonder the streets weren't closed yet.
Coming up on Friday, May 19th is the "Locust Avenue Film Festival" planned for Locust STREET (it ain't no avenue!) from 11th to Tucker downtown, starting at 4:30 PM.
Only thing that bugs me about that is it's sponsored by (among others) Lohr Distributing.
May 22nd (Monday after next) will mark one year since Teamsters Local 600 have been on strike against Lohr.
Also, I don't understand why it's not indicated as a detour on the MetroBus Rider Alerts page (which even has an RSS feed now).
While no local routes operate on that part of Locust anymore, the various South Corridor and West Corridor express routes all do, westbound during evening rush hour - precisely the time this event will start!
Those picky comments aside - it could be a pretty fun event. It certainly is a corner of downtown that needs more activity like this.
Saturday is the Old North St. Louis House Tour, starting across from Crown Candy at 2800 N. 14th St. @ St. Louis Avenue.
Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 day of. Includes a free Crown Candy ice cream cone.
I remember back about 6-7 years ago going on the ONSL house tour - when it was FREE! Even so, the attendance was not huge back then. It was fun, though, to see a number of houses in various states of rehab - beginning, middle, and "end" (although we all know a 100+ year old house is never ever really done - there's always something new to be fixed!)
It's a good sign for that neighborhood they can now actually charge people to come on a house tour. Very exciting.
And, really, these days I think ONSL has less crime than many Southside neighborhoods that are also trying to attract new residents.
Of course, Sunday is Mother's Day.