7 Things You Must Do This Month
1/ Go Gaga
Experience the pop sensation Lady Gaga as she brings her Born This Way Ball World Tour to Scottrade Center on Feb. 2. Watch as the five-time Grammy Award winner performs such hits as “Marry the Night” and “You and I” complete with her electrifying dance numbers and ever-eccentric costumes.
For tickets, visit scottradecenter.com.
2/ Spread the Word
Discover the satirical Broadway hit “The Book of Mormon” as it opens at The Fox Feb. 19-March 3. This irreverent musical production by the makers of “South Park” and “Avenue Q” has been honored with nine Tony Awards, including one for Best Musical in 2011. It’s chock full of raw religion-based humor that’s sure to have missionaries and agnostics alike in stitches.
For tickets and more info, visit fabulousfox.com.
3/ Eat, Drink and Be Mardi
Stock up on beads, don your most festive purple, green and gold and head to Soulard to take part in St. Louis’ annual Mardi Gras celebration. With a variety of events Feb. 2-12, from the Fat Tuesday Parade to the Taste of Soulard and the Wiener Dog Derby, there is plenty of food, drink, entertainment and good company to be had for all.
For tickets and more info, visit mardigrasinc.com.
4/ Be the Buzz
Rub elbows with St. Louis’ most influential people of the year at ALIVE’s 2013 Buzz List Reunion Party, Feb. 8 at Lucas Park Grille. Presented by Budweiser Black Crown, the party brings together the individuals featured on this year’s Buzz List (p.58) as well as previous years’ lists—making for a who’s who crowd of the movers and shakers in St. Louis.
For tickets, visit alivemag.com/buzzlist.
5/ Have a Ball
Have a Ball Catch the 10th anniversary of Saint Louis City Open Studio and Gallery’s annual arts fundraiser, Wall Ball, at Third Degree Glass Factory on Feb. 9. Watch as 30 of St. Louis’ top artists create original works of art before your eyes, from paintings to sculptures and more. Then, bid in the silent auction for the chance to take home your favorite pieces.
For more info, visit scosag.org.
6/ Get Romantic
Saint Louis Ballet brings to life the tragic love story of “Romeo and Juliet” at Touhill Performing Arts Center Feb. 8-10. First performed in the late 1500s, this Shakespeare classic has been reinterpreted as a ballet, featuring a score by 20th-century Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev and choreography by Saint Louis Ballet artistic director Gen Horiuchi.
For tickets, visit touhill.org.
7/ Feel the Passion
One of St. Louis’ go-to radio stations for rock music, 105.7 celebrates its 20th anniversary on Feb. 26 at Peabody Opera House with a concert featuring Passion Pit and Matt & Kim. Dance along to tunes from Passion Pit’s 2012 album, “Gossamer,” and feed off the endless energy of Brooklyn duo Matt & Kim and their new album “Lightning.”
For tickets, visit peabodyoperahouse.com.
“The Book of Mormon”
Photo credit: Lady Gaga photo courtesy of Picture Group. “Book of Mormon” photo courtesy of The Fox.