ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - Looking for something to do this weekend? NewsChannel 5 has got you covered. We've compiled a list of five events around town that we think will keep you entertained.
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Climb to the top of the Compton Hill Water Tower - Oct. 18 - Under the light of a full moon, climb to the top of the 170-foot Compton Hill Water Tower to check out a pretty sweet 360-degree view of St. Louis. There are 198 stairs and seven landings to the top, so don't wear your heels if you're on a date (or better yet, make your date prove his (or her) love by carrying you). The water tower was built in the late-19th century, and in 1972, was added to the National Registry of Historic Places. Admission is an affordable $5 for adults, $3 for kids five and under and free for WTPPS members. For more information, go to http://bit.ly/nbnVML.
Scarefest at Lemp Brewery - Oct. 18-31 - Now that the threat of a federal government default has passed, you might need something else to scare you. And if your version of fun involves venturing deep underground inside of real caves and caverns, in a brewery built in the 1890s that might actually be haunted, then it's high time to go to Scarefest. Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for kids, and $40 if you want double the scare by going to the Darkness. For more information and to read the surprisingly in-depth disclaimer you have to sign to go to the haunted house, check out http://bit.ly/8Xeqdy.
Bands of America Marching Band Championship - Oct. 18-19 - Edward Jones Dome - There will be at least 76 trombones (if not more) in the Edward Jones Dome this weekend for the Bands of America Marching Band Championship, which pits the bravado, marching skills and song selection of some of the country's best high schools against one another in a verifiable "Hunger Games" of musical talent (ok...maybe that's going too far...). The preliminary competition starts at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, and features performances from 62 marching bands - including local favorites like Lindbergh, Collinsville and O'Fallon High Schools. A panel of nationally-recognized music educators and marching band experts will whittle that number down to 14 for the finals, which start at 6:15 p.m. on Saturday. It is then that a winner shall be crowned. Tickets are $17 for Friday's preliminary, $19 for Saturday's and $23 for the finals. A Super Ticket Day Pass can be purchased for $48. For more information, head to http://bit.ly/RbDiPJ.
Dreaming on a Dark Night: BandTogether Halloween Concert 2013 - Oct. 19 - 560 Music Center on the Loop - Halloween is coming, and BandTogether is celebrating the fall season with a totally spooky concert, set to conjure images of sorcerers and spaceships, mad men and masked heroes, and dreams and nightmares (please imagine Alfred Hitchcock's voice as you read the preceding sentence). Specific pieces include Mozart's "Requiem," Eric Whitacre's "Sleep" and music from Star Trek and "the Dark Knight." The concert is free, although donations and applause (which, like Lady Gaga, they live for) is always appreciated. For more information, go tohttp://on.fb.me/H3ljMm.
Harvest Festival - Oct. 20 - Laumeier Sculpture Park - The weather outside shall soon turn frightful (or as Paul Rudd once said, "the weather outside is weather"), but this weekend, you can enjoy the weather while it's still delightful (see what I did there?). The Sauce Magazine Harvest Festival celebrates the best that autumn has to offer. It has everything, from fall-themed food, a farmers market with local produce, arts and crafts, family activities, live bluegrass and fall leaves. Oh, and don't worry: there's good beer too, courtesy of Schlafly, Urban Chestnut and 4Hands. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for Laumeier Members and free for kids under 10. Cardigans and fashionable fall scarves are not included. For more information and to buy tickets, click on http://bit.ly/19OTP31.
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