First Friday: Doctor Who
6:00 PM18:00

First Friday: Doctor Who

Join us for our next First Friday. Whether you’re a long-time Whovian or just curious about the popular time traveler, you will find plenty to entertain and intrigue you at this First Friday! 

Hear from special guest, actor Simon Fisher-Becker (Dorium Maldovar) about what it was like to work on Doctor Who, enter the Doctor Who costume contest, and browse Doctor Who-inspired arts and crafts. Be sure to get your free tickets the night of the event for the Doctor Who episodes which will screen throughout the evening. #FridayGeekOut

Unless otherwise noted $, all activities are FREE! Free parking on First Fridays! All items marked with a TR require tickets. Tickets for free screenings available at any box office, starting at 6pm.

Not to Be Missed!

8pm, OMNIMAX Theater
Special Presentation -- A Conversation with Simon Fisher-Becker. Join in this conversation with the actor who played Dorium Maldovar in Series 5 and 6 of Doctor Who! Learn more about this notable stage, television and film actor, and get a behind the scenes look at his time on the set of Doctor Who. Did you know that Mr. Fisher-Becker also appeared in the Fat Friar in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone?

9pm, Center Stage
Archon Mini Masquerade: Doctor Who
Calling all Whovians! This is a costume contest featuring costumes created by you! Sign up by 8:30pm at the Archon table on the 1st floor of the Science Center’s main building. At 9pm, participate in the contest at Center Stage, on the lower level of the main building. 

Ongoing Activities, 6-9pm 

Lower Level-LL
See Doctor Who creations from local crafters!

First Floor-1
Visit with The St. Louis Celestial Intervention Agency to learn more about this club that centers on the best in science-fiction and fantasy media, like Doctor Who!

Look for the photo op, but watch out for the Headless Monks!

At the Archon table, sign up to show off your best Doctor, companion or character for the Doctor Who Mini Masquerade! 

Connect with a universe of games, in the new exhibition GameXPloration. This free, interactive exhibition showcase games and gaming, from board games to video games to virtual reality. 

Visit the Life Science Lab and learn to write in ancient Gallifreyan! 

Try out games from Game Nite, in the Life Science Lab Classroom.

Visit Science Illuminated to discover a universe of lights. 

The Loft-2
Look for food and drink specials at The Loft!

Create an origami TARDIS, Dalek, or Bow Tie in the Makerspace Classroom. Because Bow Ties are cool.

Test out the Blue Motion Simulators ($5 for Non-Members and Members) the I-360 Interactive Flight Simulators ($7/$6 for Members) and our new Virtual Reality Transporter ($10/$9 for Members).

Public Telescope Viewing – weather permitting (Archery Field) –night sky viewing beginning at 7pm, with the St. Louis Astronomical Society.

Discover more about space exploration with St. Louis Space Frontier and The Moon Society. 

Engage in citizen science research with CosmoQuest.

Scheduled Activities

6:30pm, OMNIMAX/2 TR $
Australia’s Great Wild North 
(43 minutes, 2017) All tickets $6, $5 for college students with valid id 

6:30pm, Center Stage/LL
Amazing Science Demonstration: It’s Sonic! Totally Sonic! Sonicked Up!

7pm, Planetarium/2 TR
Planetarium Show: Live Sky Tonight
Free! (45 minutes)

7pm, May Hall/LL
First Friday Trivia 

7pm, T. Rex Meeting Room, TR
Geek Universe Live! Radio Show with host Jim Yelton
Discuss the emergence of the new Doctor and how a female Doctor is shaping the role.
7:30pm, Center Stage/LL
Amazing Science Demonstration: It’s Sonic! Totally Sonic! Sonicked Up!

Special Presentation -- A Conversation with Simon Fisher-Becker. Join in this conversation with the actor who played Dorium Maldovar in Series 5 and 6 of Doctor Who!
9pm, Planetarium/2 TR
Doctor Who episodes
“The Pandorica Opens” (2010, PG, regular screen format, 49 minutes)
“The Big Bang” (2010, PG, regular screen format, 54 minutes)

9pm, CenterStage/LL
Archon Presents: Doctor Who Mini Masquerade
A costume contest featuring costumes created by you! Sign up by 8:30pm at the Archon table on the first floor of the Main Building.

9:15pm, CenterStage/LL
Sonic Fire!!!
While the costume contest judges deliberate, enjoy the Doctor Who theme played on our Rubens Tube!

10pm, OMNIMAX/2 TR 
Doctor Who episodes
“Prequel to a Good Man Goes to War” (2011, PG, regular screen format, 2 minutes)
“A Good Man Goes to War” (2011, PG, regular screen format, 49 minutes)
“The Wedding of River Song” (2011, PG, regular screen format, 46 minutes)

Answers to Your First Friday Questions

Tell me more about the 8pm presentation, A Conversation with Simon Fisher-Becker
Simon Fisher-Becker, Viscount of William & Mona, is an English stage, television and film actor, specializing in comedy and character parts. His more notable roles include Tony Fazackerley in Puppy Love for the BBC, The Fat Friar in the Harry Potter film Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, and Dorium Maldovar in series 5 and 6 of Doctor Who. This moderated conversation will explore more about Mr. Fisher-Becker’s career, and take a behind the scenes look at the set of Doctor Who.

How does First Friday Trivia work?
To play, register as an individual or with a team in May Hall on the Lower Level of the Main Building. Registration begins at 6pm and we can accommodate up to 25 teams with a maximum of 6 people per team. There will be five rounds of trivia, with five questions each round. Prizes for the winners of each round!

How do I get free tickets? (for shows, presentations, activities, etc.)
Get your tickets at any box office, starting at 6pm. Science Center Members may use the Member-Only Ticket Line, at the Membership Desk. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Each person is allowed up to four tickets for your group. Once you have a ticket, you must be in the theater by show time to claim your seat. If you decide not to use your ticket, please return it to the Membership Desk in the Main Building Lobby. Tickets turned in for sold-out shows will be redistributed at the Membership Desk until 30 minutes prior to show time. After this, visitors without tickets may wait in a standby line outside of the show’s venue. We will let in those standing by to fill all seats not claimed by show time.

What are the costume guidelines?
We encourage guests to wear costumes! Thanks to our partner Johnnie Brock's Dungeon for providing costumes for Science Center staff. 
We ask that your costume not interfere with your safety or the safety of others. You may use face paint and partial face-masks. We ask that you carry any full-face masks or helmets while entering and when you are walking through the Science Center. You may wear your headgear while being photographed. 
Weapons as part of costumes are subject to the approval of Saint Louis Science Center Security. No firearms or illegal weapons are allowed and if the weapon has a blade, you must have a covering for it. 

Plan to attend these upcoming First Fridays!

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The Mistletoe Market
3:00 PM15:00

The Mistletoe Market

The holiday season is among us! If you haven't started your holiday shopping yet, then why not get started at The Mistletoe Market! Join Popup STL for the THIRD holiday market at Copper Pig featuring your favorite local vendors! ♥


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PopUp STL: Pumpkin Market
1:00 PM13:00

PopUp STL: Pumpkin Market

Even though it's painful for some to admit, the holiday season is going to be here before we know it. So why not get an UBER jump start on holiday shopping at the Handmade Fall Market at 2nd Shift!

Stay tuned for the gift card giveaway!

::: V E N D O R S :::

The Sangria Guy : homemade shrub & sangria bases

Series Six Company : locally made & designed t-shirts

Jam and Bee Ceramics : husband & wife handmade pottery and dishes

Peace Love Happy Apothecary : handmade organic soaps & skincare

Heavenly Sinful Delights LLC. : small batch organic & all natural baked goods and pastries

The Tipsy Goat : dangerously tasty locally made macarons

Rebecca Lynn Illustrations : lovely illustrated cards, stickers, and prints

Biggar and Shaw : air plant holders, furniture, & decorative pieces made by a 6th generation woodworker 

All Things Boho Salon and Boutique : gorgeous colorful jewelry and hair accessories 

PandaSquid : crocheted jewelry and home decor with a quirky twist

Gems by Em : hand wrapped precious stone jewelry

Twinkle Brews : hand poured candles inspired by beer

Good Dog Treat Box : grain free, wheat free, gluten free dog treats

Expedition Subsahara : unique handmade African baskets, handbags, and jewelry

Funky Town and Country : vintage clothing

Ellie Monster Jewelry : vintage rings and jewelry

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Wizard World Comic Con: Des Moines!
to Jun 3

Wizard World Comic Con: Des Moines!

Come join me at Wizard World Comic Con in Des Moines!

There will be plenty to see and do. Dress up as your favorite character and enjoy yourself.


Friday, Jun 1, 2018 - 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 - 10:00am - 7:00pm
Sunday, Jun 3, 2018 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Iowa Events Center
730 3rd Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309

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StL Women Of Color Artisan Collective SPRINT POP UP SHOP
11:00 AM11:00

StL Women Of Color Artisan Collective SPRINT POP UP SHOP

Support local women of color creatives! 💜💜💜

There will be homemade sweets & treats, handcrafted jewelry, organic self-care supplies, unique crocheted crafts, original artwork and more...

Special musical performance by Syna So Pro

Enjoy delicious coffee, tea and adult beverages from Foam while you shop


Check it out on facebook:

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Planet Comicon Kansas City
to Feb 18

Planet Comicon Kansas City

  • Kansas City Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Planet Comicon KC is the largest comic book and pop culture convention in the Kansas City area, in fact in about a six state area of the midwest. No other convention in this region is even close in size or number of guests. Planet Comicon KC was founded in 1999 and has grown to a three day extravaganza attended by tens of thousands of area residents as well as fans from across the U.S. and several foreign countries. Planet Comicon KC features the best in comic books and fantasy and science fiction television and movies in the vibrant Kansas City downtown area and adjacent Power & Light District.

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Wizard World Comic Con
to Feb 4

Wizard World Comic Con

Get your cosplay ready for St. Louis! It will be here February 2nd, 3rd, and 4th.

There will be plenty of amazing stars and artists to check out and items to add to your collection.

Friday, Feb 2, 2018 - 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday, Feb 3, 2018 - 10:00am - 7:00pm
Sunday, Feb 4, 2018 - 10:00am - 4:00pm


America's Center
701 Convention Plaza
St Louis, Missouri 63101

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Holiday Market at 2nd Shift
1:00 PM13:00

Holiday Market at 2nd Shift

Join Popup STL & 2nd Shift Brewing for an afternoon of last minute holiday shopping!

[[[ Vendor List ]]]

The Sangria Guy :: premade sangria & shrub mixes

PandaSquid :: crocheted jewelry & home decor

Heavenly Sinful Delights LLC. :: homemade delicious sweet treats

Black Wood Prints :: prints & greeting cards

Funky Town and Country :: vintage clothes

Benton Park Prints :: locally designed & printed tshirts and greeting cards

Peace Love Happy Apothecary :: homemade soaps & bath products

Biggar and Shaw :: wooden furniture & air plant holders

Simply Chic Jewelry :: handmade chic jewelry

EcStreiff Designs :: handmade modern jewelry

Twinkle Brews :: beer inspired candles

Jorbaum :: handmade clothing

Jam and Bee Ceramics :: ceramic cups, bowls, & dishes

Barrel Beard & Tattoo :: handmade beard oil


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The Factory Holiday Night Market
5:00 PM17:00

The Factory Holiday Night Market

Please join us for a night filled with shopping and fun! Featuring local makers, artists, and designers. 

Ugly Sweater Contest: pull out and dust off your ugliest holiday sweater for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to any of the Night Market vendors. Winner announced at 9pm.

Pictures with Santa: FREE and fun for all ages.

Enjoy your favorite Winter libations at Mad Art Gallery's full bar.


Lark Skin Co.
Key Rose Customs
FunkyTown & Country
Bigger and Shaw Design
ArrieP Boutique
Graffiti Cupcakes
Unstitched Embroidery
Shabby Hijabi
Rusty Mae Designs
Madarasz Home Decor
Dreaming Gem Trees
Ghetto Rig
Salt Attic Stitching
Panda Squid
Lauren Michelle Tracy
Roi + Rik
Brass Pineapple Co.
The Sangria Guy

more to come...

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StL Women of Color Artisan Collective Winter Pop Up
1:00 PM13:00

StL Women of Color Artisan Collective Winter Pop Up

Just in time for the gift giving season, STLWOCAC will be throwing our very first Winter Pop Up! Mesa Home will be hosting us and a few vendors for your holiday needs. There will be a variety of gift ideas to choose from, everything handmade with love!

Eugenia Alexander
Heavenly Sinful Delights LLC.

There's even DIY Gift Wrapping available for a small donation of $3 with nature's bounty! There will be complimentary wine while it lasts, plus our own playlists to set the groove! Come out to support us ladies and support local!



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Holiday Market at Copper Pig
3:00 PM15:00

Holiday Market at Copper Pig

Holiday season is quickly approaching! Get all of your holiday shopping down at Copper Pig while you enjoy a drink!

>>> Vendor List <<<

The Sangria Guy :: premade sangria and shrub mix

Peace Love Happy Apothecary :: homemade all natural soaps & essential oils

Moxie Moon :: handmade scarves for humans & dogs

Black Wood Prints :: prints & greeting cards

FuzzHead Designs :: headbands & hats

Ellie Monster Jewelry :: handmade & vintage jewelry

PandaSquid :: crocheted jewelry & home decor

Funky Town & Country :: vintage clothing

Biggar and Shaw :: handmade wooden furniture & air plant holders

LuLaRoe Lori Ventimiglia - VIP :: LuLaRoe leggings & dresses

Daisy Grayson :: handmade earrings


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STL Women's Pop Up Shop
2:30 PM14:30

STL Women's Pop Up Shop

The STL Women's Pop Up Shop is a series of pop ups in the St. Louis area featuring local women business owners that are crafters, makers + creative business owners. 

Join us for our Fall 2017 pop up shop!

Saturday, Novemer 4
10 AM - 3 PM
Lemon Gem Kitchen Goods

Follow along on Instagram - @stlwomenspopupshop
Use the hashtag #stlwomenspopupshop to let us know you're attending and to share your photos from the event!

Red Lettered Goods
STL Heart Cards
Stapley Dolls
Mads + Grace Co.
Henry + Violet
The Brave Mama Co.
Graffiti Cupcakes
Blue Bird Naturals
Black Wood Prints
Ecstreiff Designs
Core + Rind
Lotus Creations
The Lonesome Traveler
Twinkle Brews
Rose and Peddle
Prioritized Pastries

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Pop Up Stl
1:00 PM13:00

Pop Up Stl

Come shop, drink beer, and eat great food at 2nd Shift Brewing Company Oct 8th, Sunday!

There will be some great vendors and get some of your holiday shopping done or just shop for yourself (you deserve it!)

It will be from 1pm-5pm

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Femme Fest Fall
1:00 PM13:00

Femme Fest Fall

  • 2643 Cherokee Street St. Louis, MO, 63118 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Celebrating femininity in all genders!


✨ Ashley Villarreal • Elyse Vesser • Mady Patty • Lara Mae Parker • Xen Caro • Emmit Lopez • Hannah KD • Maddy Felt • Chelsea VanHouten • Abby Dorning • Amanda Tevebaugh • POPU Vintage • Bad Jacket • Panda Squid • Delia Rainey • Olivia Jondle •Kandyland Vintage and Creations •Jude Madysan ✨

If you are interested in being a vendor please email us at


The Vigilettes • Mammoth Piano • Eric Donte • Babe Lords • Aiko Tsuchida • HoneyDew • Tube Socks • Ace of Wands • Mother Bear • Melanie Meyer • Haley M. Jones • Syna So Pro •Kara Yannon • Jordan Bitticks • Katryn Dierksten • Tonina Saputo •LePonds  

!! MORE TBA !!

If you are interested in playing please email us at

$10 admission

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Strange Folk Festival
to Sep 24

Strange Folk Festival

Strange Folk Festival 2017:Wheneverland

September 22nd – 24th

Friday 3pm-7pm, Saturday 10am-7pm, and Sunday 10am-7pm

Carondelet Park

St. Louis, MO 63116

Shop from 200 indie makers, designers, and artists while listening to the smooth (  ) sounds from 12 of our best local bands.
Go on The Hunt for Craft October. Relax at The Glampgrounds. Meet people you are friends on Facebook with in person. Eat, drink ( our exclusive beer  brews on tap ), and be sweary.
Whatever. Just have fun. We’ll tell you more about Wheneverland, well, whenever! What’s the hurry?

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Art On The River
11:00 AM11:00

Art On The River

Festival Information

Welcome Bass Pro Outdoor Days!

All are welcome to come out onAugust 26, 2017 to enjoy live music, great food, and family-friendly, hands-on environmental educational activities at the annual Race for the Rivers Festival! 

The festival serves as the headquarters for the  Race for the Rivers canoe/kayak races and the  Ride for the Rivers bike race. It’s the perfect place to keep tabs on the leaderboards as you mingle with the racers and peruse local food and crafts booths. Best of all, it’s a prime spot to watch the racers cross the flying finish line! 

The festival is held at  Frontier Park, 500 S. Riverside Drive in Historic St. Charles, MO. It kicks off at 11:00 AM and ends at 5:00 PM. The festival is FREE, including activities and music. Food and drink will be available for purchase.


All ages are welcome to join in the FREE festivities! However, please note that St. Charles does not allow pets on the park grounds during festival hours.

Fun for Everyone

  • Thoughtprocess Interactive Leaderboard: Check racing times (updated throughout the day) and see images from the race as they come in.
  • On-shore viewing: Bring a chair or relax on the grass as you cheer your favorite racers across the finish line.
  • On shore boat races: Fun for all ages
  • River rides: Paddle the Missouri River in a Junebug! Courtesy of Mrs. Pat Jones.  Visitors of all ages can experience the Big Muddy up close and personal in a voyageur class canoe (similar to those used by Lewis and Clark) with the experts from Big Muddy Adventures and Quapaw Canoe Company. Rides are FREE and are provided on a first-come, first-served basis. This is an active adventure and your shoes are likely to get muddy, so please come prepared. 
  • Comfort station: Fill your water bottle for free!
  • Stream Trash Art: See what local artists have created using trash pulled from local rivers and streams.
  • Check out alternative fuel vehicles on display from GM.
  • Bike repairs and assistance from Bike Stop Cafe and Katy Bike Rental.
  • Boat corral: Check out the canoes and kayaks and talk to the racers.
  • Missouri Falun Dafa Association: Free demonstration.
  • St. Charles Area Radio Club: Learn about ham radio communications and listen as they monitor the progress of the racers along the course of the river.
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St. Louis World's Fare
to Aug 20

St. Louis World's Fare

Come join us at the Saint Louis World's Fare, this August 18th-20th, in Forest Park at the Historic World's Fair Pavilion!

The STLWF is a three day festival, showcasing the best in food, art, music, history, family, community, and healing. 

Inspired by the original 1904 Saint Louis World's Fair, we wish to rekindle that spirit, and commemorate the love of invention, idea, and innovation.

This is the fourth year we will have held this festival, and it has increased in size & attendance every subsequent year. 

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Pop Up STL At Ryder's Tavern
12:00 PM12:00

Pop Up STL At Ryder's Tavern

July 23rd, Noon-1pm

Ryder's Tavern, 4123 Chippewa Street

Pop Up STL presents another great opportunity to buy awesome, unique items created by some crafty people. It will be a great bar, Ryder's Tavern, out in the parking lot. 

Swing by and check it out and grab a beer or cocktail. Enjoy your Sunday shopping!!!

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Spring Fling Pop Up Shop
5:00 PM17:00

Spring Fling Pop Up Shop

Spring has sprung, the flowers are blooming, and mother's day is right around the corner! Join the Monocle as we welcome a collective of female vendors for our Spring Fling Pop Up Shop! Vendors will share their wares in the bar & venue as well as on our patio! Support small business and shop local for that perfect gift for mom. So many types of vendors! Below is our current list of vendors. More to be announced! 

The Spring Fling begins at 5pm on May 9 till 9pm. We will have tons of special including a special batched cocktail perfect for shopping and sipping! NO COVER. Stay Tuned for more info! 
Spring Fling Vendors

Bijoux STL - Handmade Jewelry
Posh STL - Beauty Products
Bearded Frida - Beard Oils & More
Scarlett & Maria - Art Blossoms in Fabric
Beloved Bust - Breast Care 101
Gateway Buzz Boutique - Clothing & Accessories
SoleShine Massage Therapy - Barefoot Massage Therapy
Inali Jewelry Designs - Handmade Jewelry
Prioritized Pastries - Baked Goods
Usborne Books & Book - Adult Coloring Books & More

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