7 Things You Must Do This Month
1/ Groove with Madge
Let your body move to the music of seven-time Grammy winner Madonna at the Scottrade Center on Nov. 1. The Queen of Pop takes the stage for her first-ever major St. Louis performance, just a day after her inaugural Kansas City show. Get ready to sing along to new tracks from her latest album, “MDNA,” but rest assured that the Material Girl will play some crowd-pleasing classics, as well. For tickets and more info, visit scottradecenter.com.
2/ Get Carried Away
Country sweetheart Carrie Underwood is sure to dazzle with her powerhouse vocals at Scottrade Center Nov. 20 while on tour for her album “Blown Away.” The “American Idol” alumna and five-time Grammy winner will delight country and pop fans alike, with songs that tell tales of sweet revenge, small town life and wondrous love. For tickets and more info, visit scottradecenter.com.
3/ Be Enchanted
With “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” The Academy Awards and a “Radiolab Live” tour under its belt, there’s no doubt that edgy modern dance troupe Pilobolus knows how to put on a good show. On Nov. 9-10, Dance St. Louis brings the avant-garde troupe to Touhill Performing Arts Center for an evening of virtually unimaginable physical feats and awe-inspiring contemporary dance numbers. For tickets and more info, visit touhill.org.
4/ Book a Visit
After a $70 million renovation, the Central Library is nearly ready to reopen its doors to St. Louis bookworms. Celebrate the centennial of this St. Louis landmark at the Central to Your World: Central Library Rededication Gala, Nov. 17 at the Central Library. This black tie event will feature dinner and entertainment—and, of course, spectacular views of the renovated space. For tickets and more info, visit slplfoundation.org.
5 Pack Your Bags
The Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF), Nov. 8-18, highlights filmmakers from around the globe, as well as some of the city’s best and most intimate theaters, including the Tivoli and Plaza Frontenac Cinema. More than 400 films will be screened, including feature films and shorts, with plenty of special appearances by filmmakers and stars. For tickets and more info, visit cinemastlouis.org.
6/ Meet and Mingle
Celebrate St. Louis’ hottest singles at ALIVE Magazine’s Most Wanted party, presented by Chevy. Join the city’s 20 most successful, stylish and sophisticated singles at Horizon at Harry’s Nov. 9. If you’re feeling flirty, order a MillerCoors beer or Pinnacle Vodka cocktail for that special someone, and take them for a spin on the dance floor with beats courtesy of DJ Steve Smooth. The top four singles will be crowned at the end of the night. For tickets and more info, visit alivemag.com.
7/ Vote Artfully
Exercise your democratic rights and vote in the presidential election on Nov. 6! If you need a little inspiration in the meantime, be sure to visit Your Land, My Land: Election ’12, the Jonathan Horowitz exhibition at the Contemporary Art Museum. Running through Nov. 11, this exhibition features video, sculpture and photographs divided into red and blue partisan halves—it will undoubtedly be the hip spot to be as election results roll in, as well. For more info, visit camstl.org.
Groove with Madge