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Go! 9/14-9/16

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Not totally satisfied with your weekend itinerary? Never fear, Go! is here! This regular feature highlights everything from rock shows to art openings, from delicious dishes to hidden-gem hangouts.

Friday, 9/14

Bargain Bin: Stroll through the Loop this afternoon, and you'll discover discounts on everything imaginable -- from haircuts to doggie duds. Some businesses along Delmar are offering up to 50 percent off merchandise today and Saturday for the third annual Loop on Sale.

Only the Lonely: The Wanna Know Why You're Still Single? book signing could be an opportune place to meet sexy singles, pathetic douche bags or someone in between. Take a risk, and show up at Borders in Sunset Hills (10990 Sunset Hills Plaza, 314-909-0300) at 7 p.m. Author Joseph Kandel will be on hand to take pity on your poor soul, and, of course, to autograph copies of his latest self-help manual.

Everything is Illuminated: It’s the perfect evening to watch inflated upside-down teardrops radiate against the evening sky at the Balloon Glow in Forest Park from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Ms. Day gets a little emotional about the details of the Great Forest Park Balloon Race here.

Saturday, 9/15

Booty Call: Want to know where the greatest fortune in all the land is buried? Then get ye to the Greater St. Louis Pirate Festival in Rotary Park (2577 West Meyer Road, Wentzville; 636-928-4141). Get thar at 10 in the morn', and ye'll be swashbucklin' 'til 6. Brooke Foster draws up the treasure map here.

Million Little Pieces: With more than 100 exhibitors from across the country, MOsaics, Missouri's Festival for the Arts is sure to bring out the compulsive spender in everyone. From 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. peruse artwork in historic St. Charles (520 North Main Center, St. Charles; 636-255-0270), listen to the St. Charles County Symphony and just get lost in the moment.

Get Jazzed: Spend a cool September day at the Old Webster Jazz & Blues Festival. This year a handful of musicians -- including Kim Massie and Brian Owens -- are saluting legendary pianist and blues musician Johnnie Johnson. The festivities run from noon to 11 p.m. in Webster Groves Historic District at Gore and Lockwood Avenues. For more information call 314-961-4656.

Sunday, 9/16

Greentree Day: Wake up early for the Greentree Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Kirkwood Park (near the intersection of N Geyer Road and W Adams Avenue). Multitask by lapping up homemade ice cream while listening to Missouri Fiddlers and buying gourd baskets.

Reign Over: Today is the last day to view Symbols of Power: Napoleon and the Art of the Empire Style, 1800-1815 at the Saint Louis Art Museum. Museum hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; admission is $10, $8 for students and seniors and $6 for kids.

The Jig is Up: Did you know St. Patrick's Day is just half a year away? Sounds like reason enough to celebrate. The Irish Country Fair and Music Festival will be held inside at St. James the Greater School (1360 Tamm Avenue; 314-647-2528) with an Irish market to browse and hurling demonstrations to watch from noon to 7 p.m.

Freewheeling: On this final day of Tour of Missouri, bicyclists will loop around St. Louis after pedaling through six other cities in the state. The race starts at 1 p.m. at Union Station (1820 Market Street; 314-421-0988) and will also end there around 3:40 p.m.

-Jeanette Kozlowski


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