5 reasons to leave your dorm this week


Photo by Kat Owens

Sick of looking at four walls? Here are five reasons to leave your dorm this weekend.
Illustration by Kat Owens

LINDSEY FIALA | Online Editor

Are classes finally starting to take a toll on your social life? Fret not! Here are some great events going on this week that are sure to get you and your friends out and about.

1. Poetry at the Point 
Tuesday, Sept. 25
7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
The Focal Point

Join local and regional poets as well as up-and-coming talent at The Focal Point Tuesday night to enjoy live poetry reading. Poets Robert Lowes, Paul Stroble and Ned Randle will also be in attendance sharing their work. The event is free and refreshments will be served.

2. Parks Food Truck Festival
Wednesday, Sept. 26
5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Jefferson Barracks County Park

Take a walk in the park and grab some dinner while you are at it this Wednesday at Jefferson Barracks County Park. Food trucks will be lining the park and offering unique menus for all food lovers. Steve Ewing Duo will play from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. 

3. “Memory & Desire: A Personal Exploration of Neon Art, Past and Present” 
Thursday, Sept. 27
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Laumeier Sculpture Park

Take some time to enjoy some newly created neon art at Laumeier Sculpture Park. A tour of the display will be available at 6 p.m. as well as the opportunity to meet the artist and curator Dana Turkovic. This display will be available through Jan. 19, 2019, and is free. 

4. St. Charles Oktoberfest 
Friday, Sept. 28 – Sunday, Sept. 30
Friday, 4 p.m. – 11 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m – 11 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Frontier Park

October is coming early this year with St. Charles Oktoberfest. There are different events each day, including a brat eating contest, Oktober 5k, 10k and Root Beer 1 Mile Fun Run and an antique car show. Bands will be providing entertainment throughout the weekend. A free shuttle is available to bus attendees to and from the parking lots. For more information, click here. 

5. The Big Bounce America 
Friday, Sept. 28 – Sunday, Sept. 30
Times and ticket availability vary
Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex

Embrace your inner child by participating in the world’s biggest bounce house. This event is open to all ages and includes several other bounce house activities including a Monster Ball Pit and the Ninja Run. To make sure you can join in on the fun, buy your tickets here.