7 Things You Must Do This Month
1/ Fall Into Fashion
Join ALIVE at Saint Louis Fashion Week, presented by Brown Shoe Company, Oct. 9-13, for a week of runway shows and shopping, kicking off with Project:Design! on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the Saint Louis Science Center. Watch the top six emerging designers show their collections on the runway, and help determine the winner. Then, head to Macy’s at the Saint Louis Galleria on Wednesday, Oct. 10, for a showcase of hot fall fashions from the store’s leading lines. Don’t miss a second night at the Galleria on Thursday, Oct. 11, featuring must-have trends from top brands throughout the mall. Friday, Oct. 12, join Plaza Frontenac for a runway show featuring the best in luxury fashion, then head Downtown to Pointe 400 Saturday, Oct. 13, for the culminating event, featuring the hottest looks from Cha, Devil City, Esther, Ivy Hill, Sole & Blues and The Eye Bar, and local designer Emily Koplar. Wrap up the entire week at the exclusive after party at Three Sixty. For tickets and more info, visit saintlouisfashionweek.com.
2/ Get Soul
When Norah Jones brings her soulful vocals to Peabody Opera House Oct. 15, expect all your favorite tunes, as well as songs from her most recent album, “Little Broken Hearts.” The sound is a departure from her laid-back persona, but still delivers the powerful lyrics that audiences have come to love. For tickets and more info, visit peabodyoperahouse.com.
3/ Broaden Your Horizons
Mark your calendars for the world premiere of New Dance Horizons, Oct. 5-6 at Touhill Performing Arts Center. The St. Louis Ballet, Leverage Dance Theater, MADCO and Common Thread Contemporary Dance Company have teamed up with four nationally renowned choreographers to create and perform four original works. Be among the first to witness their creations. For tickets and more info, visit touhill.org.
4/ Bee Creative
Taking an in-depth look at how different cultures view and use public spaces, artist Juan William Chavez presents his Living Proposal Pruitt-Igoe Bee Sanctuary at Laumeier Sculpture Park, Oct. 27-Jan. 20. Inspired by cultural issues and attitudes in St. Louis and beyond, this free exploratory multimedia exhibit is sure to generate some buzz. For more info, visit laumeiersculpturepark.org.
5/ Catch the Fever
Get in touch with your inner tween as pop star Justin Bieber visits St. Louis on his Believe tour, performing at Scotttrade Center Oct. 27. Catch chart-topping hits like “Boyfriend” and “Baby,” as well as more tracks from his second studio album, “Believe,” released this summer. With a crowd warmed up by opener Carly Rae Jepsen, of “Call Me Maybe” fame, you’d better believe Bieber will keep fans on their feet all night for an upbeat, energetic show. For tickets and more info, visit scottradecenter.com.
6/ Start a Revolution
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the classic musical “Les Misérables,” showing Oct. 16-28 at Fox Theatre. This timeless French tale comes to life in a whole new way with Cameron Mackintosh’s contemporary adaptation, presenting fan favorite songs with fresh choreography and scenery. It’s not only a fabulous show, but also a great way to prepare for the film adaptation coming to the big screen in December. For tickets and more info, visit fabulousfox.com.
7/ Pedal With Purpose
Get a great workout and help strike a blow to cancer at the third annual Pedal the Cause, Oct. 6-7 at Soldiers’ Memorial Downtown. Proceeds of this rapidly growing fundraising bike ride for all skill levels support cancer research in St. Louis. With multiple courses, stationary spin bikes for virtual riders, a kids’ challenge and ample volunteer opportunities, there is a way for anyone to lend a hand. For more info, visit pedalthecause.org.
Saint Louis Fashion Week
Saint Louis Fashion Week
Photo credit: Fashion Week photo by Laila Schu