STL Weekend Events: December 14-17

Jessica
339 days ago.

The St. Louis Weekend Events Guide for Thursday, December 14th through Sunday, December 17th, 2017 features: 12 Bars of Charity, St. Louis Blues, Mussels and Scallops Festival, A Christmas Carol, HOHO Show, A Charlie Brown Christmas Live, World’s Largest Ugly Christmas Sweater Pub Crawl, Third Friday Jingle Boogie, The Colors of Christmas, and more.

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105.7 The Point HOHO Show: Portugal. The Man and Vance Joy perform for The Point’s annual HOHO Show. Portugal.The Man is a rock band from Alaska. Their latest album, Woodstock, was released in June 2017. It’s hit single, “Feel It Still” has been nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards. Vance Joy is an Australian singer-songwriter. His song “Riptide” was voted number 1 on the 2013 Triple J Hottest 100. His latest album, Nation of Joy, features singles “Lay It On Me” and “Like Gold.” Tickets start at $23 and a portion of proceeds will benefit Maryville University’s Kids Rock Cancer.

Date: Thursday, December 14
Time: 7pm
Place: Peabody Opera House – 1400 Market St

St. Louis Blues: Coming off a loss from the Tamba Bay Lighting, the Blues take on the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday. The first 12,000 fans will receive a St. Louis Blues Yearbook at the game. Come back and cheer them on Saturday when they take on the Winnipeg Jets.

Date: December 14 & 16
Time: Thurs: 7pm, Sat: 6pm
Place: Scottrade Center

A Charlie Brown Christmas Live On Stage: Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the Peanuts gang in their journey to uncover the true meaning of Christmas. This fresh take on the timeless classic gives the audience a completely new way of experiencing the story line as portrayed by real actors who maintain the integrity and spirit of each Peanuts character. This Emmy and Peabody award-winning story by Charles M. Schulz has been a longstanding tradition, warming the hearts of millions of fans since it first aired on television over 50 years ago. Now, the live on stage adaptation of the classic animated television special brings all your favorite characters to life – all set to the unforgettable sounds of the Vince Guaraldi musical score. This Peanuts Experience also includes an intermission and, after the final bow, the show crescendos into a celebration of song as the audience is invited to join the Peanuts gang in singing Christmas favorites.

Date: Friday, December 15
Time: 6:30pm
Place: Peabody Opera House – 1400 Market St

Mussels & Scallops Festival: This annual festival features 2 days of deliciousness as well as live music. The regular menu is also available; however, this delicious one-of-a-kind festival menu will include: scallop tacos, mussel & scallop chowder, bacon wrapped scallops, voodoo mussel po’boy, and more. Plus live music from Skeet Rogers & The Inner City Blues Band on Friday and All Roostered Up and Clusterpuck on Saturday.

Date: December 15 & 16
Time: Fri: 6-11pm, Sat: 1-11pm
Place: Broadway Oyster Bar-736 S Broadway

Holiday Crafts Bazaar:Join us in Strauss Park by the fire pit for a Holiday Crafts Bazaar! 20 local artists and craftspersons will be selling a host of original artwork, jewelry, artisan soaps, t-shirts, handmade crafts, gifts and more!

Date: Saturday, December 16
Time: 1-8pm
Place: Strauss Park – 3534 Washington Ave

12 Bars of Charity: A bar crawl that gives back to charity. Register for $30 and $10 of your fee goes to a charity of your choice from: World Pediatric Project, Stray Rescue of St. Louis, APA, Boys & Girls Club of STL, Young Friends of Kids with Cancer, St Patrick Center, St Jude’s The Dudes, Autism Speaks. You also receive a team sweatshirt, free shuttle and discounted drinks from 2-6pm: Bud Light, Budweiser, Bud Select, Jim Beam, Hornitos and Effen Vodka Cocktails. Participating bars include: Big Daddy’s, D’s Place, Mollys, Lucas Park, Flannery’s, Llywelyn’s, Flying Saucer, Good Luck Bar & Grill, Howl at the Moon, Great Grizzly Bear, Drunken Fish, Harpo’s, Paddy O’s, Ballpark Village bars, Wheelhouse, Tin Roof, Start Bar, Rosalita’s Cantina, Over/Under, Social House, Duke’s, DB’s, 1860 Saloon, and Hair of the Dog.

Date: Saturday, December 16
Time: 2-6pm
Place: Downtown STL bars

The Great XScape Tour: Answering the overwhelming demand of fans nationwide, XSCAPE—Kandi Burruss-Tucker, Tameka “Tiny” Harris, and sisters LaTocha and Tamika Scott—return to the stage to perform all of their memorable hits. Adding to the excitement, the group will be joined on tour by special guests, Monica and Tamar Braxton.

Date: Saturday, December 16
Time: 7:30pm
Place: Chafeitz Arena

Rock N’ Roll Holiday Show & Comic Book Release Party: Joyful Noize! features some of St. Louis’ best pop and rock n’ roll musicians coming together to play holiday rock n’ roll favorites from bands like the Beach Boys, U2, Train, Norah Jones, Chuck Berry and more at the beautifully renovated Grandel Theatre to benefit Metro Theatre Company. After the concert, there will be a signing party for the Joyful Noize! Tales from the Season Comic Book — three amazing holiday stories written by Jim Ousley with artwork from a group of talented St. Louis Artists.

Date: Saturday, December 16
Time: 2pm
Place: Grandel Theatre- 3610 Grandel Square

CENTRAL

A Christmas Carol: This fully-staged musical version of Charles Dickens’ classic tale has become a Yuletide tradition. A Christmas Carol features a spirited ensemble of 23 performers who bring Dickens’ fable of redemption to life on a magical set created by noted designer James Othuse. A full array of timeless carols such as “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,” “Away In a Manger” and “Here We Come A-Wassailing” are interwoven within the classic story of a tight-fisted, middle-class merchant Ebenezer Scrooge and all the beloved characters from Dickens’ 1843 novel. The colorful scenery and elaborate costumes faithfully recreate the Victorian period. Exceptional voices, lively dancing and dazzling special effects like the mysterious spinning bed combine to create a spectacular holiday treat for the entire family.

Date: December 14-17
Time: Thurs & Fri: 7:30pm, Sat: 2 & 7:30pm, Sun: 1 & 6pm
Place: Fox Theatre – 527 N Grand

Third Friday: Jingle Boogie: We know how stressful the holidays can be. Come warm up in the studios with a stress-free holiday celebration at Third Friday! Enjoy glassmaking demos, glassblowing demos, and flameworking demos and create your own ($35/project). Browse a gallery of handmade pieces from independent atists and six makers from the former St. Louis TechShop. For every drink you purchase at the bar, you will receive a raffle ticket towards an amazing glass gift from the gallery! Drawings every hour. Grab a bite to eat from Urban Eats Cafe, dance to holiday hits by Steve Kauffman Trio, and stick around for a performance from the St. Louis Fire Technicians.

Date: Friday, December 15
Time: 6pm
Place: Third Degree Glass Factory – 5200 Delmar

World’s Largest Ugly Christmas Sweater Pub Crawl: A charity bar crawl to benefit 5 local charities: Kids Rock Cancer, Five Acres Animal Shelter, Hope For Young Adults with Cancer, Angels in the Outfield (Supports Special Olympics), and Promise Christian Academy. Tickets are $25 and include: a $5 Donation to charity of your choice, souvenir T-Shirt, Santa Hat, Shuttle Pass, Drink Specials, Photos with Santa with Mr. Pickles and Le Blanc Photo-booths. Participating Bars: Cafe Napoli, Barcelona, Molly Darcys, Craft Beer Cellar, The Libertine, John P. Fields, Barrister’s, Blueberry Hill, Moonrise Hotel, Three Kings Pub, Pin-Up Bowl, Peacock Diner, The Melting Pot, Fitz’s, Salt + Smoke.

Date: Saturday, December 16
Time: 8pm
Place: Downtown Clayton & The Loop

ST. CHARLES

Candlelight Christmas Concert: In the glow of the candlelit legislative chambers, the Buckhannon Brothers will evoke memories of a historic past and bring to life some well-known Christmas songs and the stories behind these old favorites. These festive melodies will surely amplify your holiday spirit. Tickets are $10.

Date: Saturday, December 16
Time: 7:30pm
Place: First Missouri Capitol Historic Site-200 S Main

The Colors of Christmas: Join us for the 25th Anniversary Tour of a stunning holiday spectacular with five of your favorite rhythm and blues artists. Peabo Bryson, Marilyn McCoo, Billy Davis Jr., Ruben Studdard, and Jody Watley will be performing all of your favorite songs of the season, together, in the beautiful Lindenwood Theater. This evening promises to be a unique and rare opportunity to see these five stars shine together as one super group, and will be the perfect way to get you into the holiday spirit. Tickets start at $39.50

Date: Saturday, December 16
Time: 8pm
Place: Lindenwood Theatre – 2300 West Clay

Looking for the best holiday light displays? Check here: Holiday Lights in St. Louis
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Jessica

Doesn’t know how to cook and survives pretty much on macaroni and cheese and pizza, so naturally, loves to eat out at restaurants. However, one day when she is married and has a family to cook for, she would love to take cooking classes and learn awesome skills like the chefs on Iron Chef America...as long as she doesn't have to clean the dishes afterwards.

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