7 Things You Must Do This Month
1/ Go Country
Start the summer concert season strong with three-time Grammy Award winning artist Tim McGraw as he brings his Two Lanes of Freedom Tour to Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on May 23. As one of the top male voices in country music, McGraw brings hits like “One of Those Nights,” Truck Yeah” and “Highway Don’t Care” from his latest album. If the Billboard charts and critics’ reviews are any indication, this sizzling show is one fans will thoroughly enjoy as they experience first-hand McGraw’s renewed sense of excitement and artistic freedom.
For tickets, visit ticketmaster.com.
2/ Laugh Out Loud
Have some laughs with legendary stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld, May 18 at The Fox. Seinfeld will have fans laughing out of their seats with his observational humor about the little things in life that relate to everyone. For decades, Seinfeld’s comic genius has won over audiences of all ages and walks of life—don’t miss your chance to see him live in action.
For tickets, visit fabulousfox.com.
3/ Shake It Up
Spend a night under the stars as Shakespeare Festival St. Louis brings to life one of William Shakespeare’s most popular comedies, “Twelfth Night.” With shows May 24-June 16 in Shakespeare Glen in Forest Park, this year’s production features a live score by The Rats & People Motion Picture Orchestra. Watch this tale of mistaken identities and misplaced affections, beginning when twins Viola and Sebastian are separated after being shipwrecked on the coast of Illyria.
For more info, visit sfstl.com.
4/ Hit the Beach
Don your hottest beach attire and celebrate the long-overdue arrival of summer at Just John’s annual Beach House Bash on May 18. The spacious outdoor patio bar is transformed into a beach house paradise, complete with ice-cold cocktails, beer and some of the city’s top DJs and entertainers.
For more info, visit justjohnclub.com.
5/ Don Your Dots
Don Your Dots Celebrate an incredible evening of art and fashion at Craft Alliance’s ARTrageous Dotted Ball, May 10 at The Palladium. Inspired by artist Yayoi Kusama, the evening features the playful theme of dots, in both the décor and guests’ attire, as well as fabulous swimwear by local designer Lori Coulter. This unique fashion and art event in support of Craft Alliance will also honor St. Louis’ “First Lady of Fashion,” Susan Sherman.
For tickets and more info, visit craftalliance.org.
6/ Walk the Runway
Join Lift for Life Academy for the Celebrating Success Fashion Show on May 11 at Windows on Washington. Co-hosts Laura Kathleen Planck and Michael Drummond introduce students in Lift for Life’s fashion design class, coached by Planck herself, as they show off their runway-ready creations. Guests will also be treated to dinner and take part in live and silent auctions.
For more info, visit liftforlifeacademy.org.
7/ Feel the Heat
Feel the Heat Join ALIVE in celebrating STL’s best spots to eat, drink, shop and play at the annual Hot List Party on May 31 at The Chase Park Plaza. Meet the people behind STL’s finest restaurants, shops and cultural institutions, while mingling on the piazza around The Chase’s gorgeous pool and enjoying a chic swimsuit fashion show by Fun in the Sun Sports & Leisure with shoe styles by Vogue Footwear.
For tickets, visit alivemag.com/hotlistparty.
Photo credit: Tim McGraw photo courtesy of The Greenroom PR. Jerry Seinfeld photo courtesy of The Fox.