With more than 11 years of cross-country dance experience, Almas Del Ritmo Dance Company LLC's artistic director and certified Zumba instructor Carmen Guynn promotes cultural awareness during a range of Latin and Afro-Caribbean dance classes, including Zumba, salsa, and bachata. The dance haven derives its name from the Spanish words for soul and rhythm, which Guynn hopes will inspire her students to summon their inner selves on the dance floor without toting along heavy x-ray machines. In addition, the studio donates money to charities such as International Crisis Aid, Feed the City, and the Ronald McDonald House.
Bakers Shoes carries a wide variety of women’s footwear, but its focus is always on keeping one foot fashion-forward. Styles in the online store’s collection include everything from dress boots and peep-toed shoes to casual flats, platform sandals, and sneakers. Each category contains dozens of colors, heights, and sizes so customers can find what they need, whether it's the right shade to match a new dress or just the right mass for chucking at a basketball lodged in a hoop.
• For $63, new members get a two-month household metro membership plus joining fee (a $252 total value). • For $42, new members get a two-month adult metro membership plus joining fee (a $166 total value). • For $15, current members get $30 toward a class or program.
• For $25, you get a ticket for seating in sections 107–112 (a $49.50 value before fees, or up to a $62.05 value online, including all Ticketmaster fees). • For $45, you get a ticket for seating in section 104 or 115 (a $99.50 value before fees, or up to a $113.25 value online, including all Ticketmaster fees).
Wave-Taco's sun-loving bartenders pour libations amid white-sand volleyball courts, a grass patio, and a sizable population of lounge chairs. Dive into a pitcher of Shock Top, a citrusy belgian white brew ($13), or a bucket of aluminum 16-ounce bottles of Budweiser, Bud Light, Bud Light Lime, Bud Select, or Michelob Ultra ($19) as cold as an ice-skating rink on Saturn's outermost ring. Lounge in swim trunks, bikinis, or borrowed hotel robes while sipping Malibu rum buckets, a potent concoction of seven flavors of rum and fruit juices ($13). Wave-Taco hosts live DJs, beach parties, and bikini contests, and it is open from 6 p.m. to midnight Monday-Thursday and from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday.
Live music fills the air as revelers quaff cold, frothy beer and snack on traditional German food at Soulard Oktoberfest. The action takes place beneath a German-style tent across from the Soulard Market on 7th Street. There, frauleins fill bottomless mugs to flowing from a plethora of taps that minimize the wait in lines. In between mingling with friends, guests can appease their appetites with German pretzels as they listen to live musical acts, including the Dorfrockers and the Steve Ewing Band.