St. Louis weekend events for Thursday, November 2nd through Sunday, November 5th, 2017 feature St. Louis Blues, Cranksgiving, Cirque du Soleil, Shuck Yeah, Full Moon Festival, Blues Traveler, Nevermore Jazz Ball, Michael Yo, and more.
Michael McDonald in Concert: From ‘70s-era Doobie Brothers classics such as “What A Fool Believes” and solo hits like “I Keep Forgettin’” through two highly-acclaimed Motown albums, genre-busting guest spots and innovative concept shows, the five-time Grammy Award winning McDonald is both timeless and ever-evolving.With a career that encompasses five Grammys, numerous chart successes, personal and professional accolades, as well as collaborations with some of the world’s most prominent artists, Michael McDonald remains an enduring force in popular music. Tickets start at $26.50.
Date: Friday, November 3
Place: Peabody Opera House – 1400 Market St
St. Louis Blues: The Blues will try to stay undefeated at home against the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday Night. On Saturday nigth, they play the Toronto Maple Leafs. Gather your girlfriends and head to Scottrade Center to cheer on the Blues at Ladies Night Out. With the purchase of your Ladies Night Out theme ticket, you will receive an exclusive Blues infinity scarf!
Date: November 2 & 4
Place: Scottrade Center
Nevermore Jazz Ball: Once upon a time in St. Louis, unless you were listening to Beethoven, if there was music, you danced. The aim of Nevermore is to preserve both St. Louis trad jazz and its vernacular dances, including the Lindy Hop, the Jitterbug and the Shag. It’s also a way to show off local musicians like Miss Jubilee and bring in out-of-town jazz orchestras like Michael Gamble & The Rhythm Serenaders. Don’t miss the Cherokee Street Jazz Crawl and Community Dance Day on November 4, where you can take free dance classes and hear live sets all day from bands including Tommy Halloran’s Guerrilla Swing, the Root Lock Gang, Bottoms Up Blues Gang, Gaslight Squares, Moonshine Rhythm Club, plus the St. Boogie Brass Band, who’ll lead the street parade up Cherokee.
Date: November 2-4
Time: Fri: 7:30pm, Sat: 8pm, Sun: 8:30pm
Place: Cherokee St
Blues Traveler: On their 30th anniversary tour, Blues Traveler visits St. Louis with Los Colognes. They are best known for their improvisational live shows and tireless touring, and their breakthrough, multi-platinum selling album four, which earned them a GRAMMY for Best Rock Performance and features hit singles “Run-Around” and “Hook.” Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door.
Date: Saturday, November 4
Place: Delmar Hall – 6161 Delmar
Shuck Yeah: This party on the patio will bring together oysters from across the country for a celebration of all-things-oyster and other bites from your favorite local restaurants including toasted ravioli, pepper jack cheese shots, sushi, charred kielbasa, and more. Plus enjoy craft cocktails and beer and live music from Funky Butt Brass Band. Tickets are $30 and includes six oysters plus unlimited food samplings from participating restaurants and open bar.
Date: Sunday, November 5
Place: Molly’s – 816 Geyer Ave
Cranksgiving: 12th annual bicycle ride and food drive. 12 years ago, Bworks volunteers wanted to host one last event of the year to give back to the St. Louis community that supports our work with area youth all summer long. A canned food drive seemed like a good idea given the time of year near Thanksgiving. In 2006 we collected 200 food items and in 2016 more than 900 participants collected over 18,000 food items riding from grocery store to grocery store, purchasing food items to be donated. Over the past years, with your help, WE have collected over 80,000 items.
Date: Sunday, November 5
Place: Schlafly Tap Room – 2100 Locust
Michael Yo: A stand-up comedian, coming up under the wings of Chelsea Handler on Chelsea Lately as a recurring comedy panelist. He is headlining the national Hot Mess Comedy tour between his Hollywood reporting. Yo brings his comedy to two top podcast, The Yo & Jo Show & The Michael Yo Show”. Additionally, Michael Yo is Hollywood’s resident entertainment and pop culture expert. He can be seen on CBS’ The Insider, for which he covers the latest in celebrity news and gossip, as well as guest co-hosting CBS’ The Talk and a Hot Topic Talker on Wendy Williams. Tickets are $20.
Date: November 3 & 4
Time: Fri: 7:30 & 10pm, Sat: 7 & 9:30pm
Place: Funny Bone – 614 Westport Plaza
Schlafly’s Full Moon Festival: Celebrate under the November full moon while enjoying Schlafly’s seasonal beers such as: White Lager, Pumpkin Ale, Hard Apple Cider, Pilsner, Coffee Stout, and more. The Schlafly culinary team will be roasting eight whole hogs. Guests can purchase a Pig Platter with pulled pork sandwich and two sides such as braised greens, braised greens, mac and cheese, and coleslaw. Guests can also purchase individual pulled pork sandwiches or sides. Individual housemade pumpkin pies will be available alongside tastings of Schlafly’s pumpkin pie in a glass, Pumpkin Ale. Schlafly also celebrates our newest fall tradition where five local chefs will compete in the Schlafly Chili Cook-Off. Guests will be able to purchase a chili sampler for with tastings of the five participants’ chili creations. They will then be able to vote for their favorite. The winner will be crowned at the close of the festival.
Date: Saturday, November 4
Place: Schlafly Bottleworks-7260 Southwest Ave
Cirque du Soleil: Crystal:Specifically created for arenas, the state-of-the-art production will create a fresh innovative experience, pushing the boundaries once again by combining outstanding skating and sliding, remarkable aesthetics and acrobatic feats that defy the imagination. Crystal will follow a young woman who shatters through reality to reach a surreal world filled with possibility. Beneath the surface, she pursues the life that has been glistening within. Sometimes, we must first leave solid ground to find our true footing. Cirque du Soleil invites the audience to discover Crystal – A Breakthrough Ice Experience – and find out what it means to skate on the edge of reality.
Date: November 4 & 5
Time: Sat: 3:30 & 7:30pm, Sun: 1 & 5pm
Place: St. Charles Family Arena