7 Things You Must Do This Month
1/ Take Back the Night
Take Back the Night One of this year’s hottest entertainers, Justin Timberlake pays a visit to St. Louis’ Scottrade Center Nov. 19 on his 20/20 Experience World Tour. With both volumes of his 2013 album rolling out one hit single after another, his explosive summer tour with rap star Jay-Z and a much-hyped reunion with his former ‘NSYNC bandmates at the VMAs, it’s undeniable that the “President of Pop” is once again bringing sexy back. For tickets, visit ticketmaster.com.
2/ Catch a Flick
Be among the first to see some of the best indie films of the year at Cinema St. Louis’ annual St. Louis International Film Festival, Nov. 14-24. Venues around the city screen more than 400 films and shorts from local and global filmmakers, many followed by Q&A sessions with the filmmakers. Whether you prefer documentaries, foreign flicks or shorts, this expertly curated and juried festival has a little bit of everything. For tickets, visit cinemastlouis.org.
3/ Get a Sugar Rush
Get a Sugar Rush Ready, set, grab a cupcake and go! Join the age-old showdown between food and fitness in the Gateway Cupcake and Bottlecap Dash, Nov. 9 on the streets of Forest Park near the Jewel Box. Runners take pit stops each kilometer to snack on a Jilly's cupcake, in exchange for time deductions. For those who prefer to satisfy their thirst, Bottlecap Dash runners collect bottlecaps by completing obstacles along the course, and are rewarded at the end with a six-pack of assorted beer. Proceeds benefit Lift for Life Academy For more info and registration, visit bigshark.com.
4/ Look With the Mind
Look With the Mind Admirers of fashion and photography will appreciate “With the Mind,” a photography exhibit by Anne Deniau opening Oct. 16 at Philip Slein Gallery. French photographer Anne Deniau was the only photographer in fashion designer Alexander McQueen’s inner circle with behind-the-scenes access to his world. Experience this special selection of Deniau’s work, complementing the recent release of her book, “Love Looks Not With the Eyes.” For more info, visit philipsleingallery.com.
5/ Shine Bright
Shine Bright Start the holiday season bright with a trip to Taubman Prestige Outlets for its first annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Nov. 16. Festivities include performances by Muny Kids, TeamSTAGES and Ashleyliane Dance Company, crafts and a visit from Santa Claus, all culminating in the lighting of the shopping center’s magnificent tree display. For more info, visit taubmanprestigeoutlets.com.
6/ Raise a Glass
Raise a Glass Iconic pop-rocker Pink has extended her The Truth About Love Tour, coming to St. Louis to play Scottrade Center on Nov. 11. Pink is well known for her explosive stage presence and elaborate shows, complete with intricate settings, costumes and silk acrobatics. Hear the Grammy Award-winning artist’s most popular tunes, including chart-topping hits “Just give Me a Reason” and “Try.” For tickets, visit ticketmaster.com.
7/ Click Your Heels
Click Your Heels Don your ruby slippers and head Downtown to Central Library for the St. Louis Public Library Foundation’s fall fundraiser, Stranger than Fiction: Beyond the Yellow Brick Road on Nov. 23. Enjoy literary-themed entertainment and games in the beautifully restored historic building, and help support the library’s programs throughout the St. Louis area. For tickets and more info, visit slplfoundation.org.