Mark your social calendars now (if you haven’t already): August 25th is bound to become the busiest weekend of your year. Between international festivals, bike rides/flash mob, and the glorious return of the Webster Film Series, you probably would have trouble dropping existing commitments. Fortunately for us @ Highway 61, the choice has been made exceedingly simple – we’ll be helping Bill Streeter make documentary video of The Lot.
If you haven’t heard about The Lot already, you will soon from your favorite bands (or at least in a note slipped in recent Schlafly 6-pack deliveries). This 9th annual, one-day festival promises to deliver the best in local music in less than 24 hours. And for FREE. We’ll trust that you can find out for yourself all the reasons you’ll want to make plans to attend the show, although we’ll mention a few of our faves: Jumbling Towers, 7 shot screamers, and belly dancing. But we’re obligated to mention (for calendar marking purposes) that the show will take place in the parking lot of the Schlafly Tap Room on 21st & Locust from 5:00 pm-1:30 am on August 25th.
And if for some reason you are unable to attend the Lot (or are just as impatient as us), you can attend a preview/pre-party this Wednesday August 15th. Taking place in the Lucas School House on 1200 Allen Ave. between 8 pm and midnight, this set will include local band favorites Sex Robots, Upright Animals, and Grand Beauty, for a cover of $5 that includes a specialty drink. Of course that free drink means the show will be 21+, but don’t let that get in the way of helping support the free show taking place 10 days later. We suspect that if you’ve read this far, we’ll see you there, but if now you can’t say we didn’t tell you so.
Tags: Gaming, restaurant, Webster Groves
With summer flings in full swoon this summer, you might need a means to test the veracity of your lover. Fortunately there is in fact a machine that will scientifically measure the strength of your love, the Love Tester. As demonstrated in the above video by yours truly, the Love Tester was also used by fellow Highway 61 contributor Lauren “Hot Stuff” Reid (check out her video on youtube).
This amusement machine is among many others at Happy Joe’s family restaurant (see more with FlickR photos here), which wouldn’t be a bad place for a date with your summer fling. In fact, Happy Joe’s is just one of many popular pizza parlors in this slice of St Louis County, including my old favorite Fortel’s Pizza Den. And if your date is on a diet, just remind them that the games are “harmless” (heh).