Kristen Klempert

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The Haps: Tower Grove

The Loop, the Landing, the Central West End: been there, done it all. If you’re ready for a new place to go out, head to Tower Grove. The Grove, for those not already in the know, is an older part of St. Louis that’s building itself back up with trendy restaurants and popping nightlife.

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The Haps: St. Louis Craft Beer Week

So, I don’t know if you’ve noticed this, but St. Louis is kind of big on beer. Although Anheuser-Busch has the biggest name and the biggest hold on the town, there are plenty of smaller breweries with high-quality products worth checking out.

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The Haps: Daddy needs a new pair of shoes!

The first time I gambled, my eyes anxiously followed the slot machine’s spinning cherries. It was stressful and exciting­­­. But it was also illegal: I was about 8 at the time. I was promptly escorted from the small casino and returned to my parents. Since then, I’ve continued to respect the glamour, exhilaration and fickleness of Lady Luck only from afar.

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The Haps: Those wailin’ 88s

It’s amazing what you can find across the street from a Shop ’n Save. Located across from the grocery store, on the corner of Manchester Road and Sutton Boulevard, is the piano bar called The Jive & Wail. It’s one of those places you would walk right by if the music didn’t reach out the door and grab you off the sidewalk. And once you get inside, the dueling pianos will keep a hold of you and show you a good time.

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The Haps: Glory Daze & London Calling at the Gramophone

Are you sick of going out and hearing the same four Lady Gaga songs over and over again? Then go to the Gramophone on April 3, where Glory Daze and London Calling, along with several other DJs, will be spinning great dance songs all night. London Calling, a group of well-known St. Louis DJs, is famous for playing British and other international dance hits.

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The Haps: Third Degree Glass Factory

The idea of glassblowing blows my mind. When I look at an intricate glass vase with swirls of colors and perfect curves, I can’t even begin to imagine how it came from a molten glob of material at the end of what’s essentially a straw.

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Other Haps | March 22, 2010

Dante’s Latin in the Lou Every Friday starting at 9 p.m. at Dante’s, 3221 Olive St. No cover for ladies 9 p.m.-10p.m. for this night of hot Latin music and dancing. The Great Cobblestone Challenge Thursdays on the Landing. Complete a challenge at six of the Landing’s bars for free drinks. You must eat six […]

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Other Haps | March 1, 2010

St. Louis happenings for the week of March 1, 2010.

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‘The Room,’ too bad to be true

Every so often, a movie comes along and it has everything: a great plot, believable characters, witty dialogue and a certain joie de vivre. “The Room,” a 2003 independent film, is in no way such a movie. But it is so absurdly, immensely and amazingly bad that you have to see it to believe it.

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The Haps: let it snow, snow, snow

Face it: Snow can suck, and that’s not just the Floridian in me talking. It’s not only cold, but it’s also hazardously slippery, it melts into slush, and it looks nasty after a few days. Unfortunately, this is St. Louis, which means we could be done with snow for the year or it may still be hitting us in April. So I guess we should be prepared to make the best of it. There are a few St.

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