7 Things You Must Do This Month

 In Culture, Guide


1/Feel the Heat

Join ALIVE in celebrating STL’s best shops, restaurants, bars and cultural institutions at the annual Hot List Party on May 31 at Cortona at Forest Park. Enjoy cool Pinnacle cocktails, Skinnygirl wines and Miller Light poolside at this rooftop party while enjoying beats by DJ Billy Brown and mingling with the 2014 Hot List winners. For more info and tickets, visit alivemag.com.

2/Enjoy the Fiesta

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with ALIVE at Diablito’s Cantina. From 6pm-10pm on May 5, guests can enjoy delicious food and drink specials all night, including $1 tacos. Grab a Hornitos tequila margarita and dance to tunes by DJ Ambrose or participate in activities such as the infamous chicken drop, “Boozy Olympic” events and some swag giveaways. For more info, visit diablitoscantina.com.

3/ Sing the Blues

Dance away your Memorial Day weekend at the annual St. Louis Bluesweek Festival from May 24-25 in Chesterfield, featuring music from some of the greatest local and national performers, including an Allman Brothers tribute band, Otis Clay and Royal Southern Brotherhood. For more info, visit bluesweek.com.

4/ Party for Equality

Take part in one of the largest LGBT events of the year at Urbanaire, PROMO’s annual fundraiser, on May 10 at St. Louis City Hall. Join honorary chairs Mayor Francis Slay and his sister Monietta Slay, along with 650 other supporters at this not-to-miss event. For tickets, visit promoonline.org.

5/ Experience Magic

Join Opera Theatre of S aint Louis for its 2014 festival season kick-off. Head to the Loretto-Hilton center for the opening night of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute,” directed and designed by renowned fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi, on May 24. For tickets and more info, visit opera-stl.org.

6/ Join the Race

Dress in your spring best and join ALIVE for a Kentucky Derby Party at Humphrey’s in Midtown on May 3. On a day where sports, fashion and style come together, gather family and friends and enjoy delicious bites and whiskey cocktails. For more info, visit alivemag.com.

7/ Play the Part

Spend an evening soaking up Shakespeare under the stars with Shakespeare Festival’s productions of both “Henry IV” and “Henry V” beginning May 17 and May 24, respectively, and continuing on alternating nights in Forest Park. Don’t miss the pre-performance of musicians, jugglers and more. For the schedule, visit sfstl.com.



Courtesy of Cortona.

Courtesy of Cortona.


Courtesy of St. Louis Bluesweek.


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