Five reasons to leave your dorm this week


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Authentic German costumes could be seen on the dancers performing at Oktoberfest in 2014.
Photo by Romane Donadini

MICHELLE SPROAT | Video Content Manager

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. Watch free flicks at the Lindenwood Film Series. 
7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, “Ghostbusters”
7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, “A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night” 
Library and Academic Resources Center, Theater (Room 343)

Ghostbusters” and “A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night” are the seventh and eighth installments of the Lindenwood Film Series. 

2. Listen to funky and soulful music at the final installment of Music on Main. 
5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 20
100 to 200 blocks of North Main Street 

Listen to the musical talents of Butch Wax & The Hollywoods during the final “Music on Main” event this year. This free event is open to the public. Food and drinks will be available for purchase, but no outside alcohol will be allowed. For more information, click here

3. Sip some coffee and meet new people at Pride St. Charles’ “Esspresso Yourself!” event. 
6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 20
Picasso’s Coffee House, 1650 Beale St., St. Charles, Missouri

Play games and enjoy conversation with members of Pride St. Charles and the community. This monthly event is open to the public. Click here for more information on this event. 

4. Celebrate the beginning of Fall at Oktoberfest.
4 p.m. to 11 p.m., Friday, Sept. 22
10 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 23
10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 24

Oktoberfest is known as one of the main fall events in St. Charles. Enjoy quality entertainment and authentic German cuisine during this annual event. The festival is free and open to the public. Click here for the full schedule. 

5. Immerse yourself in Hispanic culture at the Greater St. Louis Hispanic Festival. 
10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday, Sept. 22
10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 23
11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 24
Soulard Park, St. Louis, Missouri

The Greater St. Louis Hispanic Festival is a free event that celebrates Hispanic heritage. There will be original Latin and South American food and beverages offered as well as live Latino entertainment. Click here for more information on the largest Hispanic celebration in the St. Louis area.