7 Things You Must Do This Month

 

1/ Sit Front Row

It’s the place to be for this season of Saint Louis Fashion Week, Oct. 9-18. Kick off the week at Neiman Marcus Oct. 9 for a fashion presentation featuring Jonathan Simkhai, Lisa Freede and Frank & Eileen’s Audrey McLoghlin before heading to Union Station for Saint Louis Fashion Fund’s Emerging Designer Competition, presented by Brown Shoe Company, on Oct. 15. The week continues with a runway show featuring Yigal Azrouël, Tess Giberson and Timo Weiland Oct. 16, the Saint Louis Fashion Fund inaugural gala Oct. 17 and the first-ever STLFW Midwest Fashion Conference Oct. 18. For tickets and more info, visit stlfw.com

2/ Trick or Treat

Lace up your sneakers for the GO! St. Louis Halloween Race Oct. 12 and join an expected 7,000-plus fellow runners in their Halloween best. Participants can choose a half-marathon, 10k, 5k or a 1-mile fun run through Downtown, with themed sights along the way. After the race, prizes will go to top runners, as well as best-dressed. For tickets and more info, visit gostlouis.org.

3/ Have “The Time of Your Life”

Get swept along as the wildly different worlds of Johnny Castle and Frances “Baby” Houseman collide and they embark on a summer romance in “Dirty Dancing,” opening Oct. 21 at The Fox. The theater adaptation incorporates hit singles from the original film, such as “Do You Love Me?,” “Hungry Eyes” and “Hey Baby.” For tickets and more info, visit fabulousfox.com.

4/ Toast to a Good Cause

Raise a glass at Couturier’s 50th Anniversary Celebration, an annual fundraiser for the National Council of Jewish Women’s Resale Shop, which impacts over 10 local community service projects. The Oct. 22 event will take place at the Contemporary Art Museum with a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception and a showcase of established local designers. For tickets and more info, visit ncjwstl.org

5/ Live Like Royalty 

Explore the intersection of chess and hip-hop at the World Chess Hall of Fame’s innovative exhibit “Living Like Kings,” opening Oct. 9. The carefully curated show features audio, photography and video on the surprisingly intertwined scenes of hip-hop and chess, and how both share a history of impact on our community. For tickets, visit worldchesshof.org.

6/ Celebrate in Style

Mingle with some of fashion’s most notable at the Saint Louis Fashion Fund Gala, Oct. 17 at Union Station. Featuring special guest, New York Fashion Week creator Fern Mallis, the event will honor influential editor Derek Blasberg and supermodel Karlie Kloss. Proceeds benefit the organization’s primary mission of launching a fashion incubator for emerging designers in St. Louis. For tickets and more info, visit stlfw.com.

7/ Say “Yes!” 

Hum along as Jason Mraz strums his record-breaking hits in an all-acoustic show, Oct. 16 at Peabody Opera House. The two-time Grammy-award-winning artist is performing songs from his new album, “Yes!,” and will duet with LA-based, all-girl, rock-folk band Raining Jane, who collaborated with him on the album. For tickets, visit peabodyoperahouse.com.

 

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Dirty Dancing

Photo courtesy of The Fox Theatre.

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Harbison•À_s collection at STLFW

 

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