What to Do in St. Louis This Weekend
This weekend, the holiday festivities continue with a distinct flair for the dramatic. See renditions of popular theater and dance productions, enjoy several live music shows and tick more items off your holiday shopping list.
‘Les Misérables’ at the Fabulous Fox
Experience the world’s most popular musical this week as the Fabulous Fox Theatre presents Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning adaptation of Victor Hugo’s “Les Misérables.” The show arrives in St. Louis straight from its two-and-a-half-year revival on Broadway, featuring brand-new staging and scenery to transport you from Grand Center to 19th-century France.
When: Dec. 11-16
Where: The Fabulous Fox Theater
Robert Glasper at Jazz St. Louis
Prolific pianist, keyboardist, music director and all-around artist Robert Glasper melds jazz, hip-hop and R&B to craft a sound all his own. Glasper’s collaborations include names like Q-Tip, Yasiin Bey and Maxwell. Don’t miss the chance to hear Glasper’s unique stylings at Jazz St. Louis in Grand Center Wednesday through Sunday.
When: Dec. 12-16
Where: Jazz St. Louis
Meet Me in St. Louis
Warm the cockles of your heart at the Missouri History Museum this Thursday evening during an interactive screening of the classic musical “Meet Me in St. Louis.” Sing, dance and enjoy complimentary popcorn, candy and soft drinks. Come in costume for the chance to win fun prizes, and don’t forget to check out the “Muny Memories: 100 Seasons Onstage” exhibit before the show.
When: Dec. 13 from 7-9 p.m.
Where: Missouri History Museum
The Whiskey Ring 5th Anniversary Party
Help Cherokee Street’s watering hole The Whiskey Ring celebrate its fifth anniversary all night on Thursday. Sip on cheap drinks and flex your chops at Whiskey Ring Trivia to win prizes contributed by local businesses. Make sure to partake in the “champagne” toast at 11 p.m.
When: Dec. 13 from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Where: The Whiskey Ring
Price: Drinks for purchase
Holiday Markets Galore
December is chock full of opportunities to shop local, and this weekend is no exception. On Friday, head to Coma Coffee in Brentwood for Holiday Crafts and Coffee featuring vendors like Arch Apparel, Lark Skin Co. and Rudy’s Flower Truck. Starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday, hop over to Vicia for a festive marketplace including fresh produce, charcuterie, pottery, wreaths and more. Shop Vicia’s freshly made bread, pesto and other delectable products, then enjoy a rare lunch menu at the restaurant.
When: Dec. 14 at 9 a.m.
Where: Coma Coffee
Price: Free entry
When: Dec. 15 at 11 a.m.
Price: Free entry
‘The Nutcracker’ presented by Saint Louis Ballet
Beginning this weekend, the Saint Louis Ballet presents one of the most iconic performances of the holiday season at the Touhill Performing Arts Center: “The Nutcracker.” A total of 13 shows comprise this year’s run, including weekend, weekday and weeknight performances.
When: Dec. 14-23
Where: Touhill Performing Arts Center
Funky Butt Brass Band 10th Holiday Brasstravaganza
Don your pajamas and come boogie with the Funky Butt Brass Band as they celebrate the 10th Annual Holiday Brasstravaganza at Off Broadway. All weekend long, groove to funky renditions of holiday tunes featuring unannounced special guests. Join in with little ones at the family-friendly daytime shows or grab that ugly sweater and live it up for a holiday night out.
When: Dec. 14-16
Where: Off Broadway
Price: Tickets start at $18 advance
Featured image courtesy of Sweta Meininger.