The Insider: 8.23.23

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of hip hop with St. Louis County Library! On Sept. 1, the library will host a Hip Hop Block Party at Bangert Park in Florissant. The event will feature food trucks, a live DJ, graffiti wall and more. For more information and a full listing of special programming centered around hip hop, visit

fresh picked!
Eckert’s Farm is celebrating the 60th anniversary of its pick-your-own-apple season. To mark the milestone, the farm is offering 60% off all pick-your-own apples at all three of its locations on Sept. 9 and 10.

show time!
This Historic Sappington House is hosting three outdoor concerts this fall. On Sept 8, Motown quartet Nostalgia will perform; following its concert at the historic site last year, Rock Opera (pictured) will return Sept. 30; and Oct. 14 will see a classic rock performance from Fix Newton. Visit for more information.

mark your calendar!
The St. Louis Jewish Book Festival has announced four headliners for the 2023 event, which will be held Nov. 5-19. Youtube star Andrew Rea of Binging with Babish and Basics with Babish will present his latest cookbook. Luxury fashion mogul and social activist Rebecca Minkoff will kick off Women’s Night with her newest book Fearless: The New Rules For Unlocking Creativity, Courage, And Success. NBC news correspondent Martin Fletcher will present his latest book Teachers: The Ones I Can’t Forget. Bestselling author Mitch Albom will close the festival with a discussion of his most recent novel The Little Liar.

for art’s sake!
The Art Outside Festival is returning to Schlafly Bottleworks in Maplewood Sept. 8-10. The free fair features unique artwork from local artists, festival food, live music and Schlafly beer. Find out more at

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