Happy 2015! Here’s your St. Louis weekend events guide for Thursday, January 8th through Sunday, January 11th, 2015.
No Pants Metrolink Ride: No pants, no problem. What started as a small prank in NYC in 2002 has grown into a world-wide event. In fact, in 2013, roughly 4,000 people participated in New York with over 10,000 more participating in 60 cities in over 25 countries throughout the world. Here’s how it works: Hop on the Metrolink without pants, act like it’s a normal day, have fun, be nice, end at downtown Pi. This year you can hop on at any station of your choosing. Just follow the timeline so you get on the right train. Check out this post for more info.
Date: Saturday, January 10
Place: Metrolink St. Louis
Blues vs Sharks: Go Blues! The Blues play 2 home games this weekend, starting with the San Jose Sharks on Thursday. Promotional ticket options include the All You Can Eat seats where $39 gets you all you can eat food and beverages throughout the 1st period. There are also discounted tickets for educators and students. On Saturday, the Blues play the Carolina Hurricanes.
Date: Jan 8
Place: Scottrade Center
The Improv Shop Presents: Harold Night and Longform Showcase: Catch Harold Night at 8pm. The Harold Teams present the Harold – the signature longform improv piece. Featuring teams: Musket and Burnside. The Longform Showcase begins at 9:30pm. Come see St. Louis’ best and brightest improv teams strut their stuff on the Improv Shop stage. Featuring Teams: Galaxander and Creepy Basement Players. Stay for one or both. Grab a drink from the bar, relax, and chuckle your head off. Only $5.
Date: Jan 8
Place: The Improv Shop – 510 N Euclid
Friday & Saturday
Varekai: Cirque de Soleil: Deep within a forest, at the summit of a volcano, exists an extraordinary world – a world where something else is possible. A world called Varekai. From the sky falls a solitary young man, and the story of Varekai begins. Parachuted into the shadows of a magical forest, a kaleidoscopic world populated by fantastical creatures, this young man sets off on an adventure both absurd and extraordinary. On this day at the edge of time, in this place of all possibilities, begins an inspired incantation to life rediscovered. The word Varekai means “wherever” in the Romany language of the gypsies the universal wanderers. This production pays tribute to the nomadic soul, to the spirit and art of the circus tradition, and to the infinite passion of those whose quest takes them along the path that leads to Varekai.
Date: Jan 7-11
Time: Times vary
Place: Chafeitz Arena
Lone Star Rodeo: A fun family event with fast-paced action, thrilling rides, exhilarating spills, funny jokes, play-by-play commentating, and quality entertainment all in one great place. You will see little cowboys dreams come true with fast horses and big bucking bulls waiting to show you what they can do. Cowboys from all over the surrounding states and some home town favorites try their luck at all the great rodeo contest events to include Bareback Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding, Steer Wrestling, Calf Roping, Cowgirl’s Breakaway Roping, Team Roping, Cowgirl’s Barrel Racing, and the much loved Bull Riding! Tickets start at $18.
Date: Jan 9 & 10
Place: St Charles Family Arena
An Evening With The Cardinals: Presented by The National Children’s Cancer Society, join former St. Louis Cardinals Hall-of-Fame pitchers Bob Gibson and Steve Carlton along with former St. Louis Cardinal catcher and Hall-of-Fame broadcaster Tim McCarver as they appear together on stage for the first time. Expect to hear treasured stories from their 1967 World Series victory as well as other exciting events that took place during their careers. Dan McLaughlin of Fox Sports Midwest will serve as emcee and host a moderated question and answer session. The evening will also include silent & live auctions featuring one-of-a-kind memorabilia.
Date: Jan 10
Place: Grand Ballroom – Union Station
Hoosier Trivia: A not so serious night of trivia and fun. Hoosier attire is encouraged. There will be costume prizes in addition to trivia prizes, 50/50, and more.Bring your own drinks and snacks. Registration is $25 per person before Jan 5 or $35 after. Proceeds support the Soulard Alliance safety and marketing fund.
Date: Jan 10
Place: Mad Art Gallery – 2727 S 12th
Stonewall Was A Riot: The St Louis Lady Arm Wrestlers and Metro Trans Umbrella Group present “Stonewall Was A Riot!”, a radical feminist and queer dance party celebrating cultural resistance. DJ Dolly PARTYon will be dropping the beats, Los Punk will be providing drink specials, and SLLAW and MTUG will be providing a safe space for all marginalized minorities. The event will be 21 and up and 100% of the $5 cover will be split between our nonprofit groups. Costumes are highly encouraged, but there is no dress code.
Date: Jan 10
Place: Los Punk – 2709 Cherokee
Modern Pop Goes Punk: A Tribute To Modern Funk Soul & Reggae: For over a decade, School of Rock has been teaching guitar, bass, drums, vocals, and keys through an innovative performance-based method. Through a series of private lessons and group rehearsals, students get to show what they’re learning on real rock stages to real rock audiences. Tickets are $8.
Date: Jan 11
Place: The Ready Room – 4195 Manchester