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Show-Me Bears Happy Hour

Saturdays, 3-9pm at JJ’s Clubhouse/ Guest BEARtenders each week! Also see Mr Heartland Bear in July/August and HiBearNation in November.

showmebears.org/events-ongoing
Entertainment 10am - 6pm each day
The Festival of Nations 2017

August 26-27, 2017, annual multicultural festival, one of most celebrated annual St Louis events; promotes, honors & celebrates the city's cultural diversity. Food booths, non-stop music & dance, arts, crafts, & international bazaar. Tower Grove Park, 4256 Magnolia Avenue.

www.festivalofnationsstl.org
MGRA & International Gay Rodeo Association - IGRA
Show-Me State Rodeo

September 2-3, 2017. Labor Day Weekend, hosted by the Missouri Gay Rodeo Association (past year) at Lone Wolf Ranch Arena, 22801 State Line Rd, Cleveland, MO. All IGRA rules and regulations roadeo events. Host hotel: Hotel 816, 801 Westport Rd, KCMO + Hampton Inn Belton-KCMO, 16410 Cornerstone Dr, Belton, MO.

www.mgra.us
Labor Day Weeeknd - Rain or shine!
Big Muddy Blues Festival 2017

September 2-3, 2017, 3pm-midnight. Annual open-air Saturday/Sunday blues music festival on 3 stages: national, regional, local blues acts. LaClede's Landing on Mississippi River: cobblestone streets, cast iron buildings, shops/ restaurants, a short walk from Gateway Arch. Tributes to Johnny Johnson + Henry Townsend 12:30-2:30pm at the National Blues Museum, 615 Washington Ave.

bigmuddybluesfestival.com
Annual Mr Midwest Leather Contest
Midwest Leather Weekend 2017

October 6-8, 2017. Mr Midwest Leather Contest. Annual event for leathermen Mr Midwest Leather Contest! -title covers 13 Midwest States. Winner goes to Chicago to compete in International Mr Leather. Also Meet + Greet, Midwest Leather Ball, Midwest Puppy Contest, Sunday Leather Brunch. See website:

mrmidwestleather.squarespace.com
Annual presentation of the Cinema St Louis
Whitaker St Louis International Film Festival

November 2-12, 2017. Past year featured 447 films: 97 narrative features, 86 documentary features, 264 shorts, 125+ filmmakers/guests. Venues: Tivoli Theatre; Plaza Frontenac Cinema; Hi-Pointe Backlot; Webster U/Moore; Saint Louis U./Center for Global Citizenship; Washington U./Brown; KDHX Stage; MO History Museum; Webster U./Sverdrup; Washington U./Steinberg; Contemporary Art Museum.

www.cinemastlouis.org/about-festival
Congratulations to Mr. Missouri Leather 2016, Ty Portell
Mr Missouri Leather Weekend 2018

February 25-27, 2018 (TBC). Celebrating 34 Years of Missouri Leathermen. Past events have included: FRI Meet the Contestants; SAT MR MISSOURI LEATHER CONTEST + Gateway Guy Contest; SUN MML Victory Brunch and Celebration. Host hotel 2017 was the St. Louis City Center Hotel, 400 S 14th St.

www.facebook.com/mrmissourileather
Show Me Bears
HiBearNation 23

November 2-5, 2017, weekend of fun events for bears typically include Bears, Bingo + Booze and After Hours Parties - see full details online. Host hotel: The Holiday Inn St Louis. The Show Me Bears also sponsor Mr Heartland Bear each June, & summer campouts & picnics. See Showmebears.org for more info.

www.hibearnation.org
Co-presented by Cinema St. Louis and the Webster University Film Series
Robert Classic French Film Festival

Mid-March, 2018 (TBC) at Winifred Moore Auditorium, Webster Hall, 470 E Lockwood. Celebrating St Louis’ Gallic heritage and France’s cinematic legacy. Two weeks of featured films span the decades from the 1920s through the mid-1990s, offering a comprehensive overview of French cinema. See program details/updates:

www.cinemastlouis.org/robert-classic-french-film-festival
QFest - An eclectic slate
St Louis LGBTQ film Festival 2018

Late March, 2018. An annual 5-day event at the .ZACK, 3224 Locust St. QFest uses the art of contemporary gay cinema to spotlight the lives of LGBTQ people. The festival features an eclectic slate of contemporary LGBTQ-themed feature films, documentaries, and shorts. Check their website for details.

www.cinemastlouis.org/qfest
"Show Me" Pride
St Louis PrideFest 2018

June 22-24, 2018 (TBC), annual weekend festivities. Past year Sunday noon parade on Market Street/ the Arch as backdrop. Three-day festival at Soldiers’ Memorial, Downtown St Louis, w/ entertainment, venders, food, drinks, dancing. Several other pride related events held throughout the month included the Pride 5K Race. Check the website for a calendar of events/ Pride details.

Pridestl.org
An annual presentation of the nonprofit Cinema St Louis
The Whitaker St Louis Filmmakers Showcase

Mid-July, 2018 (TBC). The area's primary venue for films made by local artists. With advances in affordable digital filmmaking, more and more movies are being made in St. Louis and environs, but opportunities for moviegoers to see that work are scarce, because few of the films ever screen commercially.

www.cinemastlouis.org