7 Things You Must Do This Month
1/ Feel Pretty
Watch one of the most memorable musicals of all time come alive as “West Side Story” takes the stage at The Fox Jan. 3-5, part of the US Bank Broadway Series. For more than 50 years, this timeless tale has graced the screen and the stage with its dramatic love story, compelling choreography and powerful musical performances, set to the classic Broadway score by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim. For tickets, visit fabulousfox.com.
2/ Hit Reset
As the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts rearranges itself between exhibitions, it invites audiences to do the same by taking part in “Reset“, a unique series of events Jan. 17-25. Programming includes an unexpected mix of music, film screenings, break dancing and more, all taking place atop a specially commissioned floor installation by New York-based artist David Scanavino. For more info, visit pulitzerarts.org.
3/ Say “I Do”
Enjoy an evening at the exceptionally curated wedding showcase ALIVE Bride, Jan. 16 at Lumen Private Event Space. Sip Pinnacle Vodka cocktails and Skinnygirl wines and browse booths from the city’s top wedding vendors—many of them offering special samples or discounts. Plus, admire the latest bridal trends in a special fashion presentation. It’s the ultimate go-to for anyone planning a wedding in the St. Louis area. For tickets, visit ALIVEMAG.com.
4/ Sip and Savor
Foodies and vino enthusiasts indulge their palates at the 12th annual St. Louis Food & Wine Experience Jan. 24-26 at Chase Park Plaza, benefiting The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. Guests will enjoy an extensive variety of freshly prepared foods and more than 700 windes to sample. The exclusive Premier Tasting party on Jan. 24 is a must for wine connoisseurs, offering the opportunity to sample and order limited-availability wines from the region’s finest producers. For tickets and more info, visit repstl.org.
5/ Think Different
Apple Computer Inc. co-founder Steve Wozniak speaks on Jan. 28 at Powell Hall as part of the St. Louis Speakers Series. A Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist for over 30 years, Wozniak founded Apple with Steve Jobs back in 1976, left the company in 1987 and is now a writer and educational sponsor devoted to providing technology to students. For tickets, visit stlouisspeakersseries.org.
6/ Don’t Panic
The eclectic rockers of Panic! At The Disco visit The Pageant on Jan. 22 for a sold-out show that is sure to have the crowd dancing all night long. The band’s latest party album, “Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!” draws inspiration from the band’s Las Vegas roots, with singles like “Miss Jackson” and “Girls/Girls/ Boys.” Plus, catch past hits like “I Write Sins Not Tragedies” and “Nine in the Afternoon.” For more info, visit thepageant.com.
7/ STL is the Big 250
It’s St. Louis’ birthday and a yearlong celebration is the least we could do as our fair city turns 250 years old. After starting off the festivities with First Night in Grand Center, STL250 has a slew of events planned throughout the year, from a reenactment of the city’s founding in Laclede’s Landing and musical tributes to parties and festivals. For more info, visit stl250.org.
Photo by Carol Rosegg