August and September Events

More than a bakery, Cristaudo's is now also one of the Strip's music venues

Article about our nighttime events, published in The Southern Illinoisan, August 15, 2018

August 18th

If you didn't already know, Cristaudo's is having shows.  Come check out this one!  It's an early show, SO COME EARLY. 

With members from No Empathy, Traitors and Guided By Voices            
Local Support from  SKYRATS  and  TROPHY SHOP

Suggested Donation $5
MUSIC 7:30     DOOR 7:00


August 24th

Lauren Diaz Young is a local artist and abstract painter.

Pop in to Cristaudo's between August 6th and September 2nd to see her recent works. 
Reception is from 7-9 PM              

Light refreshments and a cash bar will be available.


September 4th

Nashville’s outer blues brothers create dynamic psychedelia that seeps through minimal grooves and expands as revelatory croons

With Local Support from HANS PREDATOR
Here's their bandcamp but, honestly, if you haven't checked them out by now, you're not trying hard enough!
Suggested Donation $5
MUSIC 7:30     DOOR 7:00
This is an early show! I repeat this is an early show! Please come early! 


September 8th

We are excited to host the sale of the Lorenzo Cristaudo Collection of renowned artist Herbert L. Fink (1921-2006), first Distinguished University Professor of SIUC. 

The works offered include Herb’s original ink drawings used for etchings, original ink wash and watercolor studies, and signed and numbered prints. Nearly three dozen posters from Mr. Fink’s shows round out the offerings.  All the prints and drawings are accompanied with a certificate of authenticity.

Lorenzo Cristaudo will be present at the show's opening reception on September 8 from 6-8 PM. 

The works will be for sale in person at the reception and will be available in online auction starting September 9th.
10% of the proceeds go to support the Women’s Center of Carbondale. 


July Events

Harvey McLaughlin coming through from San Antonio

Wednesday, July 11th

DOOR: 7:00     MUSIC 7:30

Another night of music for you fine folks!
"A Hare. A Sandworm. A Bottomfeeder. A Red Leg. From the deepest reaches of the South side, Harvey McLaughlin's trick bag of mysterious sounds stretches throughout the dimensions of folk, punk, r&b, honky tonk, soul, garage rock, surf, and the blues."
With local support from Topple and Space Fossils!!

$5 suggested donation


Inspiration Station: A Self Taught Collective

Reception Friday August 3rd 7-9 PM

Light snacks provided.
Art is available for purchase.

Check out great art hanging at Cristaudo's now through August 5th. 
Featuring Local Artists:
Palwasha Ali
Ashley Atterberry
Whitney Beaver
Kendall Bell
Blake Bramlett
Travis Coates
Alex Davenport
Kenny Joseph
Evan Neuman
Josh Murphy
Colin Whitworth


June Events


Father's Day is right around the corner!

We have cookies, sweets, cards and gifts for your favorite father figure! Don't forget to treat him on his special day!


Order ahead for your 4th of July festivities!

We make hamburger and hot dog buns, pasta and potato salads, holiday cookies, we cater, and more!  Call us at (618) 529-4303 to reserve our food for your event!

PS. We will be closed on the 4th to celebrate with friends and family.


The Minks with Acumen

Saturday June 16th 8-10pm, doors open at 7

 Light eats and alcoholic beverages available for purchase. $5 suggested donation.

The Minks are a bluesy psychedelic explosion from Nashville, TN. "Psychedelic bloos for an easy mind in these hard times...Let's Boogie!"


Midwest Dirt, Photography by Nathan Pearce

Artist Reception Friday June 22, 7-9pm

Music provided by Alexandra Bolus. 
Light refreshments will be available as well as a cash bar.

Midwest Dirt will run from June 5 - June 29. Stop by during regular hours to see the show.

Nathan Pearce is a photographer and book and zine maker based in Southern Illinois. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. "This project is about a time in my life when I can feel the tension between home and away."

May Events

Mother's Day Brunch Buffet

Sunday, May 13, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

We are excited to host our 5th Annual Mother's Day Brunch!   

Reservation Only, call (618) 529-4303 to reserve your spot!  

$18.95 Adults, $9.50 Children 4-12, Free Children 3 & Under

Adult Beverages available for purchase upon request after 11:00am.


Live Art Auction and Music

Saturday, May 19, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Live Auction featuring vintage and local art, curios, knick-knacks, and all things curious, kitschy, fun, interesting or down right beautiful.  Auction followed up with live music by Kompresso and other musical acts, TBA.  

Doors open at 6:00, event starts at 6:30.   Call (618) 529-4303 for more info!


Meet The Artists Reception

Friday, May 25, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, on display through June 2nd

Photographs, drawings, paintings and collaborative works by Ty and Belinda Shults are on display and for sale.

Come and get to know the artists on May 25th, and and ask them about their work!

Refreshments provided.

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2018 St. Patrick's Day and Easter Specials

Corned Beef and Cabbage will be on the menu from March 7th until March 31st, served with homemade Irish soda bread.  You can make your meal extra hearty by having it with some local Big Muddy Vanilla Stout!   Vegetarian and Vegan options are also available.

In addition, Irish soda loaves and rolls, shamrock, rainbow and gold coin sugar cookies, shamrock cakes and more are available through St. Patrick's Day!

St. Patrick's Day

Our freshly baked Easter items are available to order!  We make a variety of specialties including coffeecakes, stollen, panettone, hot cross buns, butterflake rolls, and a variety of Easter themed cookies and pastries.  

In addition we love offering traditional lamb, chicken and egg shaped pound cakes like you remember from childhood.  

Give us a call at (618)529-4303 to order your delicious Easter baked goods today!

Valentine's Day 2018 Brunch and Treats

It's 2018 and Valentine's Day is swiftly approaching!  Check out the list and some pictures of our Valentine's specials...things for your sweeties as well as anti-valentines for the ones you love to hate.  And also peruse the menu for our upcoming Valentine's Brunch!  Give us a call to personalize your orders or to make brunch reservations, and stay tuned for more info on our other special offerings!

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2017 Winter Holiday Specials


              Holiday Hours          

Open on Sunday, December 24th from 8:00-3:00

Closed from Monday, December 25th – Wednesday, January 3rd

Re-Open on Thursday, January 4th at 7:30 am

   Enjoy your winter holiday!    

Cookie and Pastry Trays

If you are looking for a special gift or something to bring to a gathering, we make seasonal cookie and pastry trays that are perfect for parties, thank-you presents, and other festive occasions.


Cakes, Pies, Breads, Coffeecakes, Cheesecakes, Turkey Dinners and more!

Click the button for a menu of our other holiday specialtes.


Hanukkah is coming up quickly, and we have a variety of fun cards and yummy decorated cookies in stock for the holiday!


Decorate Your Own Gingerbread House!

In addition to our other seasonal offerings, we are hosting a new event this year!  Space is limited, so check out the flyer below and call us at (618)529-4303 to reserve your spot!

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Paint-it-yourself Sugar Cookies

Back by popular demand, our set of iced sugar cookies come packaged with edible "paint", a paintbrush, and instructions.

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6Pence Gift Ideas

In addition to all the baking we are doing, we have also been stocking up on new merchandise for the holidays.  We have a variety of local and handmade items, fun and silly stuff, teas, chocolate, jewelry, art, glassware, t-shirts, ceramics, cards, vintage finds and more!  Below are pictures of some of the treasures in our shop.

2017 Total Solar Eclipse Cookie Design Contest Winners Announced!


We would like to announce and give a big Congratulations to Amanda Atchley, winner of our 2017 Solar Eclipse Cookie Design Contest! Amanda will receive a $40.00 gift certificate and eclipse t-shirt!

We also had so many great entries, that we have 2 runners-up as well! Dayna Hartley and Emily Kircher will each receive an eclipse t-shirt, and all 3 will also get a half-dozen cookies inspired by their design!

Thank you so much to all who entered our contest! We will be making all the eclipse cookies pictured, and possibly adding some of our own designs, and offering them regularly in the shop!  If you would like to place an order, give us a call at (618) 529-4303!

Cookie Design by Amanda Atchley

Cookie Design by Amanda Atchley

Cookie Design by Dayna Hartley

Cookie Design by Dayna Hartley

Cookie Design by Emily Kircher

Cookie Design by Emily Kircher



The Solardale art show is accepting submissions that envision a bright future for Southern Illinois and Carbondale. Submissions are also sought that celebrate the sun, moon and eclipse in any fashion.

This art show is asking you to envision the preferred state. What does a bright future in Carbondale (Southern Illinois) look like? Solardale is for a future that embraces bold initiatives and doesn’t resist positive change. Solardale is regenerative, a leader in all things green and sustainable.
Have you thought of solutions that should be implemented here? How do we make Carbondale more beautiful, more cutting-edge, more renewable? Have you thought about things that are needed? Art installations, green spaces, bike shares, electric public transportation: it’s all fair game. Let’s bring it to life!

Submissions need to be received by July 29th (RSVP needed). The show will hang from August 1st-August 26th with a closing reception/event.

For more information contact Elizabeth Donoghue at 618-525-3099 or Cristaudo’s/6Pence at 618-529-4303, or e-mail us at


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2016 Thanksgiving Specials

Thanksgiving is almost here and we think you should relax and leave the work and worry to us this year!  As always, we have lots of fantastic specials and baked goodness in store, so take a look at our bread, pie, cheesecake, coffeecake and turkey dinner menus below, and give us a call at 529-4303 for all of your locally delicious Thanksgiving needs!


Cristaudo’s Invites all who are brave to join us in the resurrection of Daisy Days' & John Robert’s tortured souls at our bakery.  There will be a wedding reception complete with a wedding cake, drinks, appetizers and live music.  Admission is free; Donations are appreciated.

The Resurrection of Daisy Days & John Robert will take place at Cristaudo’s on the night of Saturday, October 29th from 7:30 to 10:00. Performance begins at 8:00. 

For more information about our Halloween Festivities, see our EVENT on Facebook!

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