Five reasons to leave your dorm this week

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ESSI AUGUSTE VIRTANEN | Editor-in-Chief

If you’re looking for something to do this week outside of class, here are five ideas for things to do on campus or in the St. Charles area.

1. Rent a bike for free and ride down the Katy Trail.
Tuesday, Sept. 5,  after 4 p.m.
Augusta Trail Head, Augusta, Missouri, 63332

Trail Head in Augusta offers free bike rentals after 4 p.m. on Tuesdays, and you can take the bike down the Katy Trail. Food and music will start at 5:30 p.m. right next door at Augusta Brew Haus. For more information, call 314-223-3423.

2. Go see a $5 movie at Mid Rivers Cine.
Tuesday Sept. 5, all day
Mid Rivers Cine, 1220 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, St.
 PetersMissouri, 63376

The cinema offers $5 movies on Tuesdays. Movie options vary from the comedy “Girls Trip” to Christopher Nolan’s latest “Dunkirk” to suspenseful thriller “Annabelle: Creation.” For more movie and ticket information, visit their website.

3. Hang out with your friends at the “Illuminite” event in Frontier Park.
Friday, Sept. 8, 5-10 p.m.
Frontier Park, St. Charles
500 S. Riverside Drive, St. Charles, Missouri, 63301

Frontier Park comes to life on Friday night with food trucks, a “Giant Game Arcade” and live music. You can also sign up for 5K “IllumiRun,” which starts at 7:30 p.m. To sign up and find out more about the event, visit their website.

4. See the Kenny Loggins concert on campus.
Saturday, Sept. 9, 8 p.m.
Lindenwood Theater, the J. Scheidegger Center
Tickets from $69.50, student rush tickets offered

Grammy award-winning artist Kenny Loggins performs at the J. Scheidegger Center on Saturday. His famous songs, “Footloose”  and “Danger Zone” are going to fill the Lindenwood Theater starting 8 p.m. The box office will offer student rush tickets as first come, first served. For more information, call 636-949-4433. For general ticket purchase information, visit the box office website.

5. Celebrate at Loufest this weekend.
Sept. 9-10, all day
Tickets: A one-day general admission from $60, a two-day general admission from $95. These prices do not include the fees. 

The annual two-day music festival fills Forest Park with music lovers this weekend. Some of the big names in the lineup this year include Weezer, Snoop Dogg and Cage the Elephant. They also will hold a special celebration “Hail! Hail! Chuck Berry!” in honor of the late father of rock ‘n’ roll. For ticket information, visit Loufest website.

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