Oktoberfest reveals button design for its 2019 celebration in La Crosse

It may only be March, but it’s already Oktoberfest season!

La Crosse’s annual festival Thursday revealed its 2019 commemorative button.

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Organizers chose this year’s winner based on the theme “Fest with das Beste.” Their choice features fest dancers at night next to the fest grounds building, along with the traditional maple leaf and Wisconsin map.

Mary Schill, who has now won the Oktoberfest button design 4 times, says while she’s competed in many other competitions, Oktoberfest is one of her favorites.

“La Crosse made me a designer, so to be able to give those pieces back for what I became later in life is great. And at an ancient, or aged series of life, to be able to still do it is wonderful,” said Schill.

The Oktoberfest button is only commemorative nowadays though. The group last year decided to require a paper pass at the gate instead of the button.

Oktoberfest 2019 is September 26 through 29.

St Louis Classic French Film Festival

The 11th Annual Robert Classic French Film Festival — Introduced by TV5MONDE and Created by Cinema St. Louis — celebrates St. Louis’ Gallic heritage and France’s cinematic Heritage.

The featured films span the years from the 1930s through the 1990s, offering a revealing overview of French cinema.

The festival yearly comprises important restorations, also this season features seven these functions: Pierre Schoendoerffer”The 317th Platoon,” Marcel Pagnol’s”The Baker’s Wife,” Olivier Assayas'”Cold Water,” Jacques Becker’s”The Hole,” Jacques Rivette’s”The Nun,” Agnés Varda’s”One Sings, the Other Doesn’t,” and Diane Kurys'”Peppermint Soda.”

The program is rounded out by Robert Bresson’s final film,”L’argent,” and 2 1969 movies celebrating their 50th anniversaries: Luis Buñuel’s”The Milky Way” along with Eric Rohmer’s”My Night at Maud’s.”

Every app features introductions and talks by French or film scholars and critics. The talks will put the functions in the contexts of the French and film background and supply close evaluations. Tickets for all shows are available today through Brown Paper Tickets.

St. Louis Wine Festival

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis is Pleased to present the Yearly St. Louis Food and Wine Experience.

Our playful,”can not miss” event is the biggest global wine tasting in Missouri.

Savory epicurean delights and spacious tasting of wines in the world’s premier growing areas await you around every corner and down every aisle.

Or, take it up a notch and benefit your palate at the VIP Reserve Room with a broad array of beautifully crafted wines in the world’s finest manufacturers and wine areas. These perfumes are critically acclaimed or produced in very small amounts.

Proceeds benefit The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis and its own dedication to supplying quality theater to our area including classics, cutting edge and fresh functions. To learn more, please click on the link below to go to our site. With countless wine and beer to flavor and culinary delights around every corner, this is the can not -miss event of the year! Additionally, it rewards the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis.

Be Part of the largest global wine and food show in the Midwest — in St. Louis Union Station!