The Delmar Loop features icy cold fun today at the annual Loop Ice Carnival in St. Louis. The sidewalks may be clear of snow, but watch out for the ice in the form of ice sculptures, ice slides for the kids and free ice cubes holding $1 coins or chocolate coins. The Frozen Bun run begins at 10:00 a.m., and human dog sleds will later race through the streets. Watch for ice penguins, stilt walkers and fire eaters, jugglers and hoops performers.
Star Clipper invites the kids (and grownups) to take shelter under the large umbrella of a popular furry Japanese anime character made of ice, and warm up inside browsing their graphic novels, comics and related pop products. The “live” version of this anime character will pass out hot cocoa starting at noon, until he runs out. Starting at 10:00 a.m., get a drawing from local artists at the Saturday Artist Tables. A MoYo group will perform synchronized feats of extreme yo-yo competence outside the Clipper from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Subterranean Books is enticing customers with "The Ice Harvest," the noir fiction debut by Scott Phillips. The New York Times called it, "an ice-pick-sharp crime story." Subterranean also invites customers to sign up by January 25 to participate in World Book Night, April 23. Participants can then stop by Subterranean to pick up 20 free copies of their choice of book to pass out that night to those who don’t read much, whether by choice or for lack of finances or access to books.
See the full schedule for the Loop Ice Carnival 2013 on the Schlafly website.