En­ter­tain­ment May

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Casi­nos

LUMIÈRE PLACE CASINO ‒ Trop­i­cana En­ter­tain­ment’s casino just north of La­clede’s Land­ing in the Lumière Place en­ter­tain­ment dis­trict fea­tures 75,000 sq. ft. of gam­ing ac­tion, 1,700 slot ma­chines and more than 60 ta­ble games, in­clud­ing a ded­i­cated 13-ta­ble poker room. Great din­ing and shop­ping op­tions, in­clud­ing Ozzie’s Sports Bar & Grill and The Wok. Open 8am W- 6am W. Ad­mis­sion is free. www.lu­miere­place.com. 999 N. 2nd St., 314.881.7777. MetroLink La­clede’s Land­ing Map 2-1F

RIVER CITY CASINO ‒ St. Louis’ new­est casino fea­tures 90,000 sq. ft. of gam­ing ac­tion, head­liner con­certs, 5 unique restau­rants, and thou­sands of the best games. Open daily. www.rivercity.com. 777 River City Casino Blvd. in south St. Louis County, 888.578.7289. Map 3-8F

Night­clubs

1860’S HARD SHELL CAFÉ ‒ Pop­u­lar Soulard restau­rant/night­club packs them in for live mu­sic nightly and cajun spe­cial­ties. To­tally in­for­mal at­mos­phere re­flects the Big Easy at­ti­tude. Mu­sic starts at 9 pm M-Sa; af­ter­noons Sa-Sun; Su at 7:30 pm. 1860 S. 9th St., 314.231.1860. Map 4- 4H

ATOMIC COW­BOY‒ DJ/rock. One of the city’s coolest clubs pairs an art lounge, fresh mex menu, boutique spir­its, DJs and live mu­sic with free Wi-Fi ac­cess. Open Tu-F for lunch, Tu-Sa 5 pm-3 am. 4140 Manch­ester Ave., in The Grove, 314.775.0775. Map 4-3F

BACK­STREET JAZZ & BLUES CLUB ‒ Live lo­cal and tour­ing bands in­cludes some of the best mu­sic in town. Cover varies. Open Th-Sa 8pm-1am, Su 8-11:30pm. www.west­port­stl.com. 610 West Port Plaza, I-270 and Page Ave., 314.878.5800. Map 3- 4B

BALL­PARK VIL­LAGE ‒ Sports bar/restau­rant/ en­ter­tain­ment com­plex hosts events, con­certs, live-band karaoke, movie nights and more. www. stl­ball­parkvil­lage.com. 601 Clark Ave., 314.345.9481. MetroLink Busch Sta­dium Map 2- 4E

BB’S JAZZ, BLUES, & SOUPS ‒ Live mu­sic nightly by top lo­cal mu­si­cians in re­cently ex­panded club. Serves lip-smackin’ South­ern spe­cial­ties like cat­fish nuggets, cheese grits, red beans and rice, and more. Open ev­ery night 6pm-3am. $5 cover charge. www.bb­s­jazzblues­soups.com. 700 S. Broad­way, just south of Busch Sta­dium, 314.436.5222. Map 4- 4I

BROAD­WAY OYS­TER BAR‒ Home to some of St. Louis’ best home­grown blues bands on the fab­u­lously funky out­door pa­tio, served along­side Cajun & Cre­ole fa­vorites like Oys­ters NOLA and craw­fish en­chi­ladas. Live mu­sic nightly. 736 S. Broad­way, just south of Busch Sta­dium, 314.621.8811. Map 4- 4I

CICERO’S ‒ Ital­ian restau­rant turns into one of The Loop’s hottest night­clubs af­ter dark, fea­tur­ing lo­cal, re­gional and na­tional acts. Live mu­sic ev­ery night. Pool ta­bles, huge se­lec­tion of beer. www. ci­ceros-stl.com. 6691 Del­mar Blvd., at Kings­land Ave., in The Loop, 314.862.8600. Map 4-1C

FLAMINGO BOWL‒ De­signer cock­tails in a dis­tinctly up­scale bowl­ing am­biance, com­plete with 12 lanes, pool ta­bles, ap­pe­tiz­ers, sand­wiches, wraps and piz­zas. Open M-Th 3pm-3am, F-Su noon-3am. flamin­gob­owl.com. 1117 Wash­ing­ton Ave., down­town, 314.436.6666. Map 2-2D

FUBAR‒ Lo­cal and re­gional rock bands tear it up at this su­per-loud club, fea­tur­ing touch-screen juke­box, pool ta­ble, two bars and video games. www.fubarstl.com. 3108 Lo­cust St. in Mid­town 314.289.9050. Map 4-2G

HAMMERSTONE’S ‒ Soulard club fea­tures live mu­sic seven nights a week in a ca­sual at­mos­phere. Mu­sic M 8pm-mid­night; Tu 7-11pm, W 9pm-mid­night, Th 8pm-mid­night, F 8pm-1am, Sa 7pm-1am; Su 4-11:30pm www.ham­mer­stones.net. 9th and Rus­sell, in Soulard, 314.773.5565. Map 4- 4H

JUST JOHN NIGHT­CLUB ‒ Gay/les­bian club, voted Best Gay Bar in 2011, fea­tures high-tech light­ing, free Wi-Fi, pri­vate ta­bles, dance floor, pa­tio and loads of en­ter­tain­ment, in­clud­ing DJ spins, live mu­sic and drag shows. Open M-Sa 3pm-3am, Su noon-1am. www.justjohn­club.com. 4112 Manch­ester Ave. in the Grove, 314.371.1333. Map 4-3F

THE MONOCLE AND THE EMER­ALD ROOM ‒ Live en­ter­tain­ment, fea­tur­ing a pot­pourri of cabaret, com­edy and bur­lesque, plus clas­sic craft cock­tails, is served up in The Emer­ald Room, the per­for­mance space within The Monocle, M-Sa 5 pm-1:30 am, Su 4 pm-mid­night. www.the­mon­o­clestl.com. 4510 Manch­ester Ave., 314.932.7003. Map 4-3E

Per­for­mances

BLUE­BERRY HILL‒ A St. Louis land­mark mu­sic club and restau­rant filled with pop cul­ture mem­o­ra­bilia fea­tures na­tional bands. Up­com­ing: Arkells ( May 5); Joe Ely ( May 6); Matthew Lo­gan Vasquez ( May 9); Joe Hertler & The Rain­bow Seek­ers ( May 11); Black Lips ( May 15); Mar­garet Glaspy ( May 18). www. blue­ber­ry­hill.com. 6504 Del­mar Blvd., in The Loop, 314.727.4444. Map 4-1C

CHAIFETZ ARENA PER­FOR­MANCES ‒ Sports/ con­cert arena hosts big names and var­ied events. Up­com­ing: Mother’s Day Mu­sic Fes­ti­val ( May 14 7:30 pm). www.thechaifet­zarena.com. 1 S. Comp­ton Ave. in Grand Cen­ter, 800.745.3000. Map 4-3G

DEL­MAR HALL‒ Brand new, 750-seat con­cert venue brings in emerg­ing tal­ent. Up­com­ing: Real Friends ( May 2); Kon­gos ( May 7); Whit­ney ( May 9); The Pretty Reck­less ( May 11); The Black Angels ( May

15); Old 97’s ( May 16); Pitch Talks ( May 18); Ri­val Sons ( May 24) Di­nosaur Pile Up ( May 26). www. del­marhall.com. 6133 Del­mar Blvd., 314.726.4444. MetroLink-Del­mar Loop Map 4-1C

FIRE­BIRD ‒ Na­tional tour­ing bands, lo­cal tal­ent and the oc­ca­sional co­me­dian in a ca­sual at­mos­phere. Up­com­ing: Afton Mu­sic Showcase ( May 7 6:30 pm); Sorority Noise ( May 10 7:30 pm); Red City Ra­dio ( May 11 8 pm); School of Rock End of Sea­son Con­cert ( May 12 6 pm); Leif Volle­bekk ( May 13 8 pm); Com Truise, Clark ( May 16 8 pm); John Boi Birth­day Bash ( May 20 7:30 pm); Brother Ali ( May 22 8 pm); Al­coa, Spill ( May 25 7:30 pm); The Wind and the Wave ( May 27 8 pm); Par­a­lan­dra ( May 28 6:30 pm). www.fire­bird­stl.com. 2706 Olive St. in Mid­town 314.535.0353. Map 4-3H

FUNNY BONE COM­EDY CLUB ‒ Long­time stand-up club fea­tures the best of lo­cal and na­tional acts. Show­times M-Th 8pm; F 8 & 10:30 pm; Sa 7:30 & 10:15 pm & mid­night; Su 7:30 pm. John Mor­gan ( May 3- 8); Ben Bai­ley ( May 11-13); Deon Cole ( May 18-20); Tommy Johnagin ( May 25-27); Azim ( May 31-Jun 4). www.st­lou­is­fun­ny­bone.com. 614 West­Port Plaza, I-270 and Page Ave. (Hwy D), 314.469.6692. Map 3- 4B

HE­LIUM COM­EDY CLUB ‒ Com­edy club in Saint Louis Gal­le­ria brings in top tal­ent. Up­com­ing: Michelle Wolf ( May 4- 6); Trevor Moore ( May 11-13); Dick Gre­gory ( May 14); Scott Thompson ( May

18-20). www.saint­louis­gal­le­ria.com. 1155 Saint

Louis Gal­le­ria, 314.863.5500. MetroLink-Rich­mond Heights Map 4-2A

HOL­LY­WOOD CASINO AM­PHITHE­ATRE ‒ 20,000seat, in­door/out­door venue hosts mu­sic’s big­gest names. Up­com­ing: Pat Benatar, Neil Ger­aldo, Rick Springfield ( May 6); Point­fest: Korn, Break­ing Ben­jamin ( May 13); Point­fest: Soundgar­den ( May 20). www.live­na­tion.com. 14141 River­port Dr., off Earth City Expr south of I-70, 314.298.9944. Map 3-3A

JAZZ AT THE BISTRO ‒ In­ti­mate Grand Cen­ter din­ing room/mu­sic club. Per­for­mances at 6, 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Up­com­ing: Ben Reece’s Unity Quar­tet ( May

3- 4); Kevin Bow­ers ( May 5- 6); Bach at the Bistro ( May 9); Joey DeFrancesco Quar­tet ( May 11-13); Route 66 Jazz Orches­tra ( May 17); Miles Ahead ( May 18); Bos­man Twins ( May 19-20); Chris­tian McBride’s New Jawn Quar­tet ( May 24-27). www. jaz­zstl.org/jazz-at-the-bistro. 3536 Wash­ing­ton Ave., in Grand Cen­ter, 314.571.6000. Map 4-2G

NEW JEWISH THE­ATRE ‒ New Jewish The­atre mounts pro­duc­tions at the Marvin & Har­lene Wool Studio Theater at the JCC. Up­com­ing: 4,000

Miles ( May 11-28). W-Th 7:30pm, Sa 8pm, Su 2 pm. $36-$40. www.new­jew­ishthe­atre.org. Marvin & Har­lene Wool Studio in the JCC’s Staen­berg Fam­ily Com­plex, 2 Mill­stone Cam­pus Dr. off Schuetz Rd. west of Lind­bergh Blvd., 314.442.3283. Map 3- 4C

OFF BROAD­WAY‒ One of St. Louis’ best lis­ten­ing rooms fea­tures lo­cal and re­gional blues, folk & roots rock. Tick­ets gen­er­ally un­der $35. Up­com­ing: The Steel Wheels ( May 4 8 pm); Moun­tain Sprout ( May 5 9 pm); Scott H. Bi­ram ( May 6 9 pm); Sa­man­tha Crain ( May 9 8 pm); Marty Stu­art and his Fab­u­lous Su­perla­tives ( May 11 8 pm); Andy Shauf ( May 12 8:30 pm); Stoney LaRue ( May 13 8 pm); Ha Ha Tonka ( May 19 8 pm); The Weeks ( May 20 8 pm); BJ Barham ( May 25 8 pm); Hyl­i­dae ( May 27 8:30 pm). www.off­broad­waystl.com. 3511 Lemp, two blocks north of Broad­way, in the Ben­ton Park neigh­bor­hood, 314.773.3363. Map 4-5H

OLD ROCK HOUSE ‒ Live mu­sic by lo­cal and na­tional tal­ent rocks this 6,000-sq. ft. club. Up­com­ing: Hooray for the Riff Raff with Ron Gallo ( May 2); Cal­i­for­nia Gui­tar Trio ( May 4); Jamestown Revival ( May 9); Tommy Cas­tro & Mike Zito ( May 11); Meat Pup­pets & Mike Watt ( May 20). www.ol­drock­house. com. 1200 S. 7th St. at Hick­ory St., just south of down­town, 314.588.0505. Map 4- 4I

OPERA THE­ATRE OF SAINT LOUIS ‒ The 2016 spring sea­son of op­eras sung in English by the ac­claimed re­gional com­pany takes place at the Loretto-Hil­ton Cen­ter on the Web­ster Uni­ver­sity cam­pus. Com­plete sched­ule: Puc­cini’s Madame But­ter­fly ( May 20, 26, Jun 1, *3, 7, 11, *14, 24); Ricky Ian Gor­don

and Michaelo Korie’s Grapes of Wrath ( May 27, 31, Jun 9, 15, *17, *21, 25); Philip Glass & Christo­pher Hamp­ton’s The Trial ( Jun 4, 8, *10, 17, 21, 23);

Mozart’s La Cle­menza di Titto ( Jun 10, 14, 16, 18, 22, *24); Cen­ter Stage: A Young Artist Showcase

Con­cert. ( Jun 20). *1 pm mati­nee per­for­mances; Su per­for­mances at 7 pm; all other per­for­mances at 8 pm. $25-$129. Free 20-minute opera pre­view talks one hour be­fore ev­ery per­for­mance. Gourmet pre-per­for­mance pic­nic din­ners must be or­dered by 4 pm the day be­fore the sched­uled per­for­mance. www.opera-stl.org. 130 Edgar Rd., just south of Big Bend Blvd. in Web­ster Groves, 314.961.0644. Map 4- 6A

THE PAGEANT‒ 2,000+-seat con­cert/com­edy venue in The Loop (one of the top con­cert venues in the U.S.) has lower-level gen­eral ad­mis­sion and re- served bal­cony seat­ing. Up­com­ing: An­thrax, Kill­switch En­gage ( May 1); Trey Anas­ta­sio ( May 3); The Mav­er­icks ( May 6); Indigo Girls ( May 12); Bianca Del Rio ( May 13); The Cult ( May 14); Co­heed and Cam­bria ( May 15); Travis Scott ( May 17); Flux Pav­il­ion ( May 18); The Shins ( May 19); Pokey La­Farge ( May

20); SoMo ( May 21); Gov’t Mule ( May 22); Tech N9ne ( May 26). www.thep­ageant.com. 6161 Del­mar Blvd., in the Loop, 314.726.6161. MetroLink-Del­mar Loop Map 4-1C

PE­ABODY OPERA HOUSE ‒ Ren­o­vated 1934 Opera House seats 3,100 and hosts a wide va­ri­ety of events. Up­com­ing: Bare­naked Ladies ( May 15 7:30 pm) $26.50-$126; Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson ( May 18 7:30 pm) $39-$260; PAW Pa­trol Live! Race to

the Res­cue ( May 26-27) $18-$120. www.peabody­op­er­a­house.com. 1400 Mar­ket St., down­town 800.745.3000. MetroLink Civic Cen­ter Map 2-3C

PLAY­HOUSE AT WEST PORT PLAZA‒ The 250-seat Play­house at West Port Plaza hosts tour­ing shows. Up­com­ing: Men Are from Mars—Women Are from

Venus ( Apr 19-May 7) $50; Happy 50ish! ( May 1821) $50. www.play­house­atwest­port.com. 635 West Port Plaza, 314.534.1111. Map 3- 4B

THE READY ROOM ‒ Con­cert venue in The Grove hosts a wide va­ri­ety of tour­ing artists. Tick­ets gen­er­ally $15-$50, most un­der $25. Up­com­ing: Devin Townsend Project ( May 2 7:30 pm); Watch­ing for Foxes ( May 9 8 pm); The Growlers ( May 10); Kehlani ( May 13 8 pm); The Blasters ( May 14 8 pm); Bonobo ( May 16 9 pm); Big Free­dia ( May 18 8 pm); Skat­ing Polly ( May 24 8 pm). www.there­ady­room.com. 4195 Manch­ester Ave., 314.833.3929. Map 4-3F

SCOT­TRADE CEN­TER PER­FOR­MANCES ‒ Sports arena hosts var­ied events. Up­com­ing: Daryl Hall & John Oates, Tears for Fears ( May 6 7 pm) $35-$129.50; Tom Petty and the Heart­break­ers ( May 12 8 pm) $46.50-$126.50; Eric Church ( May

13 8 pm) $20-$86; Chance the Rap­per ( May 14 8 pm) $36.50-$76.50; The Chainsmok­ers ( May 18 7 pm) $29.50-$78; Roger Wa­ters ( May 30 8 pm) $52$196.50. www.scot­trade­cen­ter.com. 14th and Clark streets, down­town, 314.241.1888. MetroLink-Civic Cen­ter Map 2- 4C

THE SHEL­DON CON­CERT HALL‒ Per­fect acous­tics make for a stel­lar con­cert ex­pe­ri­ence. Up­com­ing: Miss Ju­bilee and The Humdingers ( May 2-3 10 am) $15-$18; Alarm Will Sound ( May 10 8 pm) $20; Ge­orge Ben­son ( May 12 8:30 pm) $45-$65, Gala Pa­tron $500; Cof­fee with Bach ( May 17 10 am) $18; Joyce Mu­sic ( May 23 7:30 pm) $10. www.metrotix. com. 3648 Wash­ing­ton Blvd., in Grand Cen­ter, 314.534.1111. Map 4-2G

ST. LOUIS BLACK REP ‒ The African-Amer­i­can com­pany mounts pro­duc­tions at Wash­ing­ton Uni­ver­sity’s Edi­son The­atre. Up­com­ing: Crossin’ Over, a look at songs of faith in the African Amer­i­can ex­pe­ri­ence ( May 24-Jun 18). Th 7pm, F-Sa 8pm, Su 2pm, $30 adults. $15 chil­dren. www.the­black­rep. org. 6445 Forsyth Blvd., 314.534.3810. Map 4-2C

ST. LOUIS SYM­PHONY‒ Ac­claimed orches­tra per­forms in Pow­ell Hall. Tick­ets $25-$125. Up­com­ing: Fly­ing Dutchman ( May 4, 6); Sin­gin’ in the Rain ( May

13-14); Sci-Fi Su­per­heroes ( May 19); The Soul of Cash: A Trib­ute to the Mu­sic of Johnny Cash ( May

21); St. Louis Sym­phony Youth Orches­tra ( May 26). www.stl­sym­phony.org. Pow­ell Hall, 718 N. Grand Blvd., in Grand Cen­ter, 314.534.1700. Map 4-2G

THE FO­CAL POINT‒ In­ti­mate venue for tra­di­tional and orig­i­nal mu­sic also hosts tra­di­tional danc­ing ses­sions. Tick­ets gen­er­ally $10-$25. Up­com­ing:Richard Smith ( May 5 8 pm); Tom Hall ( May 6 8 pm); The Mis­souri Rounders ( May 7 2 pm); Thayne Brad­ford, John Jump, Bob Brei­den­bach & Vince Corky ( May 12 8 pm); Brad Leftwich & Linda Hig­gin­botham ( May 13 8 pm); John Bat­dorf ( May

19 8 pm); Talk to My Heart: Den­nis Strough­matt Band’s Trib­ute to Ray Price and His Chero­kee Cow­boys ( May 20 8 pm); Song­bird Cafe ( May 24 7:30 pm); sidex­side Per­cus­sion Duo ( May 26 8 pm); The Western Satel­lites ( May 27 8 pm). www.the­fo­cal­point.org. 2720 Sut­ton Blvd. in Maple­wood, 314.781.4200. Map 4- 4B

TOUHILL PER­FORM­ING ARTS CEN­TER ‒ Out­stand­ing theater fa­cil­ity at Uni­ver­sity of Mis­souri-St. Louis hosts var­ied sea­son of en­ter­tain­ment. Up­com­ing: Ari­anna String Quar­tet: Masterworks ( May 5 8 pm) $29; Denise Thimes Mother’s Day Con­cert ( May 14 5:30 pm) $25-$45; JD Black­foot Farewell Con­cert ( May 20 7 pm) $42-$139; Spring to Dance Fes­ti­val: 30 dance com­pa­nies from across the country, 3 dif­fer­ent nights of dance in 2 the­aters ( May 26-28 6 & 7:30 pm) $10-$15. www.touhill.org. UMSL cam­pus, Floris­sant Rd., Uni­ver­sity Blvd. off I-70, exit 240, 314.516.4949. MetroLink UM-St. Louis North Map 3-3E

UP­STREAM THEATER‒ Ded­i­cated to theater that makes you think, Up­stream Theater per­forms at the Kranzberg Arts Cen­ter. Up­com­ing: A Hu­man Be­ing

Died That Night by Nicholas Wright ( May 12-28). Th-Sa 8pm, Su 7pm, Su May 28 at 2pm. $25-$30. www.up­streamthe­ater.org. 501 N. Grand Blvd. at Olive St. in Grand Cen­ter, 314.863.4999. Map 4-2G

Pub­lic Golf Cour­ses

HIGH­LANDS GOLF & TEN­NIS CEN­TER‒ Ren­o­vated 9-hole course in For­est Park fea­tures zoysia fair­ways and bent­grass greens. www.high­lands­gol­fandten­nis.com. 5163 Clay­ton Ave., 314.531.7773. Map 4-3E

MIS­SOURI BLUFFS GOLF CLUB ‒ Tom Fazio-de­signed course is con­sis­tently ranked as one of the best in the Mid­west. Dy­namic pric­ing. www.mobluffs.com. 18 Re­search Park Cir­cle, off Hwy 40 just west of the Mis­souri River, 800.939.6760. Map 1-3D

NOR­MAN K. PROBSTEIN GOLF COURSE ‒ Ren­o­vated course in For­est Park now of­fers three nine-hole cour­ses de­signed by Hale Ir­win. www. forest­parkgc.com. 6141 La­goon Dr., in the north­west cor­ner of For­est Park, Forsyth en­trance, 314.367.1337. Map 4-2C

Spe­cial Events

INDIHOP ‒ Beer fes­ti­val fea­tures tastes of 50 dif­fer­ent beers, 5 shut­tles be­tween 2 neigh­bor­hoods ( The grove and Chero­kee Street), 1 tast­ing glass and 18 bands en­ter­tain­ing along the route all for $30 ( May 20 1-7 pm). www.in­di­hop­stl.com. 4512 Manch­ester Ave., Map 4-3E

Sports

ST. LOUIS CAR­DI­NALS BASE­BALL‒ The Car­di­nals play at Busch Sta­dium. Up­com­ing: Brew­ers ( May

1- 4); Cubs ( May 12-14); Red Sox ( May 16-17); Gi­ants ( May 19-21); Dodgers ( May 29-Jun 1). Sta­dium Tours (in­cludes Car­di­nals Mu­seum) year round start at Gate 3, $15-$18 adults, $11-$14 kids 15 and un­der, no tours on days with af­ter­noon game. Game ticket prices vary by game. www.car­di­nals.com. Busch Sta­dium, 8th and Clark, down­town, 314.345.9000. MetroLink-Busch Sta­dium Map 2- 4E

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