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A fas­ci­nat­ing ex­hibit at the Mis­souri His­tory Museum traces the cul­tural im­pact of Route 66 as it wound its way through St. Louis (fol­low­ing a sur­pris­ing num­ber of dif­fer­ent routes) and left be­hind a van­ish­ing ar­ray of eater­ies, mo­tels and ar­chi­tec­ture. The museum and the ex­hibit are free. www.mo­his­tory.org, Lin­dell Blvd. and De­baliviere in For­est Park, 314.746.4599, Metrolink-For­est Park, Map 4-2D.

Casi­nos

AMERISTAR CASINO RE­SORT SPA— St. Charles casino fea­tures the lat­est, most pop­u­lar games, a wide va­ri­ety of fine and ca­sual din­ing, live mu­sic venues, ho­tel, spa and pool in a 130,000-sq.-ft. fa­cil­ity with a dis­tinc­tive Vic­to­rian look. Open daily. www.ameristar.com /st-charles. 1 Ameristar Blvd., 866.MORE.FUN. Map 3-2A

CASINO QUEEN HO­TEL & CASINO— Lo­cated di­rectly across the Mis­sis­sippi River from the Gate­way Arch, the casino was named home to the “Loos­est Slots in the Coun­try.” Gam­ing from 8am- 6am daily. www. casi­no­queen.com. From Mis­souri, cross the Po­plar St. Bridge (I- 64) and take far right lane of I-55 to the 4th St. exit. Turn left on River Park Dr. From Illi­nois, take the Third St. exit from the in­ter­state, turn right on River Park Dr., 800.777.0777. MetroLink-East River­front Map 4-3J

HOL­LY­WOOD CASINO— 120,000 sq. ft. of gam­ing ac­tion, in­clud­ing 2,100 slots and a poker room. Lots of din­ing and en­ter­tain­ment op­tions, from Fi­nal Cut steakhouse and an out­post of the fa­mous Char­lie Gitto’s (Ital­ian restau­rant from The Hill neigh­bor­hood) to Phat Tai noo­dle bar. Gam­ing 24/7. Ad­mis­sion is free. www.hol­ly­wood­casi­nos­t­louis.com. I-70

to Earth City Ex­pwy south, right on Casino Cen­ter Dr., 855.STL.GAME. Map 5-3A

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

4 HANDS BREWING CO.— Mi­cro­brewer of tasty beers from Di­vided Sky Rye IPA and a hearty Cast Iron Oat­meal Brown ale to on­go­ing col­lab­o­ra­tions with other lo­cal foods pur­vey­ors (the Smoked Pi­ga­sus porter is one ex­am­ple). Small se­lec­tion of bites from wings and pret­zels to na­chos, bur­ri­tos BBQ sand­wich. www.4hands­brew­ery.com. 1220 S. 8th St., 314.436.1559. Map 4- 4I

ABSOLUTLI GOOSED MAR­TINI BAR— Award-win­ning mar­tini bar dishes out killer drinks in the South Grand district. Open M-Th 4pm-mid­night, F-Sa 4pm-1am, Su noon-9pm. www.ab­so­lut­li­goosed.com. 3196 S. Grand Blvd. 314.771.9300. Map 4-5F

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

AT­TI­TUDES— Les­bian bar wel­comes gays and straights to a va­ri­ety of ac­tiv­i­ties, in­clud­ing karaoke, darts, pool, danc­ing and live DJ spins. 4100 Manch­ester Ave., in The Grove, 314.534.3858. Map 4-3F

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

BAHA bands ROCK and CLUB—DJ spins Packe­dat this crowdsmu­sic club come on to North­see live Main Charles,St. in 636.949.0466.St. Charles. Map305 N. 3-2A Main St., in St.

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

BAR PAR­A­DIGM— Twenty beer taps, plus well edited lists of wines, bub­bly, spe­cialty cock­tails and af­ter­dinner drinks served in a chic set­ting. Open at 11 am Tu-F, 3 pm Sa. 23 S. Eu­clid Ave. (in­side Cen­tral Ta­ble), 314.449.1600. Map 4-2E

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

BEALE ON BROAD­WAY— In­ti­mate club, long on at­mos­phere, short on dé­cor, is a fa­vorite venue for lo­cal blues artists. Live blues every night. M-Sa 6pm-3am; Su 6pm-mid­night. www.bea­le­on­broad­way.com. 701 S. Broad­way, just south of Busch Sta­dium, 314.621.7880. 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

CASA LOMA BALL­ROOM— Pop­u­lar ball­room on Chero­kee St. hosts swing danc­ing and other spe­cial events. www.casa­loma­ball­room.com. 3354 Iowa Ave. at Chero­kee St., 314.664.8000. Map 4-5G CHARLES P. STAN­LEY CIGAR COM­PANY AND LOUNGE— Ci­gars, ports and scotches all wrapped up in a leath­ery, TV-fes­tooned man-cave. It’s a smoky nir­vana for cigar-lov­ing sports fans, fea­tur­ing pre­mium brands like Ash­ton, CAO, La Glo­ria Cubana, Ma­canudo, Parta­gas and San Cris­to­bal. Open M-F 3pm-1:30am, Sa 3pm-1:30am. www.stan­l­ey­ci­garco.com. 1000 Wash­ing­ton Ave., down­town, 314.436.3500. Map 2-2D

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

CLUB VIVA— The Latin danc­ing by reg­u­lars reaches a high level of skill Th-Sa. Begin­ner Salsa lessons in­cluded with cover charge, 8-9pm Th & Sa. www. club­vi­vastl.com. 408 N. Eu­clid Ave., in the Cen­tral West End, 314.361.0322. Map 4-2E

CUR­TAIN CALL LOUNGE— Drinks, desserts, hors d’oeu­vres and more at this Cham­pagne bar in the fab­u­lous Fox The­atre, open for pre-and post-per­for­mance cel­e­bra­tions dur­ing shows at the Fox. Check the web­site for spe­cial themed din­ners and per­form­ing artists. www.fab­u­lous­fox. com/visit/cur­tain-call-lounge. 527 N. Grand Blvd., 314.534.1678. Map 4-2G

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

LIVE JUKE JOINT— Duel­ing pi­anos bar in Maple­wood takes re­quests and serves wings, burg­ers, sand­wiches and more, W-Sa 5 pm-1:30 am, Su noon­mid­night. www.live­juke­joint.com. 7376 Manch­ester Rd., 314.833.3671. Map 4- 4B

MAN­DARIN— Chic rooftop lounge serves ex­otic drinks and DJ spins in an Asian-in­spired decor over­look­ing Mary­land Plaza and its danc­ing foun­tain. www.man­darin­lounge.net. 44 Mary­land Plaza, in the Cen­tral West End 314.367.4447. Map 4-2E

MOLLY’S IN SOULARD— Six full bars and the largest ter­raced pa­tio in St. Louis are paired with South­ern cre­ole/ca­jun cui­sine. 816 Geyer, 314.436.0921. Map 4- 4H

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

PIN- UP BOWL— Bowl­ing al­ley/mar­tini lounge of­fers ap­pe­tiz­ers, burg­ers, pizza and game-im­prov­ing mar­ti­nis along with 8 lanes of bowl­ing. Open nightly un­til 3 am. www.pin­up­bowl.com. 6191 Del­mar Blvd., in The Loop 314.727.5555. Map 4-1C

POP’S— 24/7 club on the east side of the Mis­sis­sippi River at­tracts a some­times im­pres­sive lineup of once and fu­ture names. Party an­i­mals head here when the St. Louis clubs close. www.pop­srocks.com. 1403 Mis­sis­sippi Ave., Sauget, Illi­nois, 618.875. POPS. Map 4-5J

QUIN­TES­SEN­TIAL— Three bars, lots of space, DJ spins and rea­son­able drink prices draw big crowds to this St. Charles night spot. Open M-Sa 11am-1:30am, Su 11am-mid­night. $5 cover. www.q-stl.com. 149 N. Main St. in St. Charles, 636.443.2211. Map 3-2A

RE­HAB BAR & GRILL— Laid-back gay/les­bian bar in the Grove neigh­bor­hood spins DJ mu­sic and of­fers live Su con­certs on the pa­tio. Open daily 11am3am. www.facebook.com/pages/Re­hab-Bar-and-- Grill/120336718045466. 4054 Chouteau Ave., west of Van­de­ven­ter, 314.652.3700. Map 4-3F

STLIVE ON WASH­ING­TON AVE.— www.facebook.

com/STLiveMu­sic. . Map 2-2A-2F

THAXTON SPEAKEASY— Check the web­site for the pass­word to this down­town, un­der­ground lounge, fea­tur­ing happy hour F 4:30-7pm, Sa 7-10pm, and danc­ing to DJ mu­sic F-Sa 10pm-1:30am. www. thax­ton­speakeasy.com. 1009 Olive St., 314.241. EASY. Map 2-2D

THE FA­MOUS BAR— The long list of im­bibables at this cigar-friendly es­tab­lish­ment in­cludes award­win­ning cock­tails, select wines and pre­mium beers, plus a well stocked hu­mi­dor. Oc­ca­sional cover for en­ter­tain­ment. Open M-Sa 3pm-1:30am, Su 3pm­mid­night. www.the­fa­mous­bar.com. 5213 Chippewa St., west of King­shigh­way. 314.832.2211.. Map 4-5E

THE GRAMO­PHONE— Neigh­bor­hood hang­out fea­tures, pool, pin­ball, toasted sand­wiches and lots of beer. Open Tu-Su 11am-3am. www.the­gramo­phone­live.com. 4243 Manch­ester Ave., in The Grove, 314.531.5700. Map 4-3F

TRUE­MAN’S PLACE— A quin­tes­sen­tial St. Louis sports bar, show­ing the game(s), run­ning free shut­tles to and from venues, serv­ing up buck­ets of beer, shots, and a tasty menu of home­made apps, sal­ads, piz­zas, sand­wiches, and en­trées from Ca­jun chicken pasta to black­ened tuna. Open daily at 11 am, till mid­night on Su, 1:30 am all other days. www.true­manssoulard.com. 1818 Sid­ney St., 314.865.5900. Map 4-5H

UP­STAIRS LOUNGE— Com­bi­na­tion big club, tav­ern, lounge, sports bar and neigh­bor­hood hang­out ap­peals to a wide range of ages, races and gen­ders. Some­thing dif­fer­ent hap­pens every night. 3131 S. Grand Blvd., above the Mekong Restau­rant in the Grand South Grand neigh­bor­hood, 314.773.3388. Map 4-5F

Per­for­mances

BLUE­BERRY HILL— A St. Louis land­mark mu­sic club and restau­rant filled with pop cul­ture mem­o­ra­bilia fea­tures na­tional bands. Up­com­ing: Luke Wade ( Feb 1); Karaoke with KJ Sheel ( Feb 9); Colony House ( Feb 15); Dorothy ( Feb 16); Va­lerie June ( Feb

18); You Blew It! ( Feb 21); Com­mon Kings ( Feb 23). www.blue­ber­ry­hill.com. 6504 Del­mar Blvd., in The Loop, 314.727.4444. Map 4-1C

DEL­MAR HALL— Brand new, 750-seat con­cert venue brings in emerg­ing tal­ent. Up­com­ing: The Cadil­lac Three ( Feb 1); K. Flay ( Feb 11); Andy Black ( Feb 18); Shov­els and Rope ( Feb 28). www.del­marhall.com. 6133 Del­mar Blvd., 314.726.4444. MetroLink-Del­mar Loop Map 4-1C

DOME AT AMER­ICA’S CEN­TER— Con­ven­tion cen­ter sta­dium hosts big events. Up­com­ing: Mon­ster Jam ( Feb 4 7 pm) $20-$140. www.tick­et­mas­ter. com. 701 Con­ven­tion Plaza,. MetroLink-Con­ven­tion Cen­ter Map 2-2E

FAM­ILY ARENA— Sports/con­cert venue seats 10,000. Up­com­ing: St. Louis Ambush Soc­cer ( Feb

4, 10, 26); Jin­gle­fest ( Feb 8 7 pm) $35-$50. www. metrotix.com. 2002 Arena Park­way in St. Charles, 314.534.1111. Map 3-3A

FIRE­BIRD— Na­tional tour­ing bands, lo­cal tal­ent and the oc­ca­sional co­me­dian in a ca­sual at­mos­phere. Up­com­ing: The Record Com­pany ( Feb 27 8 pm). www.fire­bird­stl.com. 2706 Olive St. in Mid­town 314.535.0353. Map 4-3H

FOX THE­ATRE— Ex­trav­a­gant venue draws big names. Up­com­ing: Some­thing Rot­ten! ( Feb 7-19). www. metrotix.com. 527 N. Grand Blvd. in Grand Cen­ter, 314.534.1111. Map 4-2G

FUNNY BONE COM­EDY CLUB— Long­time stand-up club fea­tures the best of lo­cal and na­tional acts. Up­com­ing: Dan Chopin ( Feb 2- 4); John Ca­parulo ( Feb 16-18). Show­times M-Th 8pm; F 8 & 10:30 pm; Sa 7:30 & 10:15 pm & mid­night; Su 7:30 pm. Tu open mic night. 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. Tick­ets gen­er­ally $17$33. Up­com­ing: Dan Soder ( Feb 9-11); Jimmy Pardo ( Feb 16-18); Luenell ( Feb 23-26). www.saint­louis­gal­le­ria.com. 1155 Saint Louis Gal­le­ria, 314.863.5500. MetroLink-Rich­mond Heights Map 4-2A

JAZZ AT THE BISTRO— In­ti­mate Grand Cen­ter din­ing room/mu­sic club. Per­for­mances at 6, 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Up­com­ing: Al­fredo Ro­driguez & Pedrito Martinez Duo ( Feb 1- 4); Bruce Barth Trio ( Feb 8-9); Valen­tine’s Day with Erin Bode ( Feb 10-11, 14); Mike Stern Band ( Feb 15-18); Rob Endi­cott Quin­tet ( Feb

22-23); Dave Venn Trio with Jeanne Trevor ( Feb 25). www.jaz­zstl.or g/jazz-at-the-bistro. 3536 Wash­ing­ton Ave., in Grand Cen­ter, 314.571.6000. Map 4-2G

LUMIERE LIVE— Theater in the casino com­plex presents a var­ied bill of en­ter­tain­ment. Up­com­ing: Sham­rock FC: 284 Xtreme ( Feb 25 7:30 pm) $65-$200. www.lu­miere­place.com. 999 N. 2nd St. in Lumière Place, 314.881.7777. MetroLink La­clede’s Land­ing, Map 2-1F

MUS­TARD SEED THE­ATRE— MST per­forms at the Font­bonne Univer­sity Fine Arts The­atre. Up­com­ing: Yasmina’s Neck­lace by Ro­hina Ma­lik ( Jan

27-Feb 12) Th-Sa 8 pm, Su 2 & 5 pm. $25-$30. www. mus­tard­seedthe­atre.com. 6800 Wy­down Ave., just east of Big Bend Blvd., 314.719.8060. Map 4-2C

NEW JEWISH THE­ATRE— New Jewish The­atre mounts pro­duc­tions at the Marvin & Har­lene Wool Stu­dio Theater at the JCC. Up­com­ing: In­ti­mate

Ap­parel by Lynn Not­tage ( Jan 26-Feb 12). 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 $30. Up­com­ing: Sarah Borges and the Bro­ken Sin­gles ( Feb 3 8 pm); Fade to Black ( Feb 4 8 pm); Rain­bow Kit­ten Sur­prise ( Feb 6 8 pm); RiverBend ( Feb 10 8 pm); Wayne Hancock ( Feb 11 8 pm); Susto ( Feb 12 8:30 pm); Robert El­lis and Jenny O ( Feb 14 8 pm); El­lis Paul ( Feb 18 8 pm); Stef Chura ( Feb 27 8 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: Lo­cal Night, Scrub, DJ Mahf & more ( Feb 2 9 pm); Thrak, A King Crim­son Trib­ute ( Feb 3 8 pm) ;July Talk with Mona ( Feb 8 8 pm); Vibe Street with Evanoff ( Feb

9 9 pm); Safe­ty­suit, Royal Teeth ( Feb 10 8 pm); The Band of Hea­thens ( Feb 15 8 pm); Old Salt Union ( Feb 17 9 pm); Voodoo Talk­ing Heads ( Feb

18 9:30 pm); Mike Doughty ( Feb 19 8 pm); Ju­lian Lage & Chris El­dredge ( Feb 22 8:30 pm); Madaila ( Feb 23 8 pm). www.ol­drock­house.com. 1200 S.

7th St. at Hick­ory St., just south of down­town, 314.588.0505. Map 4- 4I

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 re­served bal­cony seat­ing. Up­com­ing: Dawes ( Feb

1); Fall­ing in Re­verse ( Feb 3); Tesla ( Feb 7); Adam Devine ( Feb 15); Sting ( Feb 17). 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: CMT Next women of Coun­try, Martina McBride ( Feb 2 7:30 pm) $26.75-$96.75; St. Louis Laugh-A-Thon ( Feb 14 8 pm) $42.50-$99; Into

the Woods ( Feb 19 2 & 7:30 pm) $30-$82; Daniel Tiger’s Neigh­bor­hood Live! ( Feb 20 6:30 pm) $17-$70; The Wor­ship Tour: We Are Here ( Feb 21 8 pm) $32-$46.50; Shen Yun ( Feb 25-26) $70-$150. 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: Menopause The Mu­si­cal ( Jan 6-Feb

12) $65; Pump Boys and Dinettes ( Feb 14-19) $50; Graeme of Thrones ( Feb 21-26) $60; Disen­chanted ( Feb 28-Mar 5) $60. 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: Black­hawk ( Feb 2 8 pm); Aaron Carter ( Feb 4 8 pm); Phutureprim­i­tive ( Feb 10 8 pm); Every Time I Die ( Feb 11 7 pm); Str­fkr ( Feb 23 8 pm); Non­ame ( Feb

25 8 pm). www.there­ady­room.com. 4195 Manch­ester Ave., 314.833.3929. Map 4-3F

REPER­TORY THE­ATRE OF ST. LOUIS— Reper­tory The­atre of St. Louis, the top re­gional theater com­pany, pro­duces its sea­son at Web­ster Univer­sity’s Loretto-Hil­ton Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter. Up­com­ing:

Con­stel­la­tions, Nick Payne’s vi­brant col­li­sion of love and the­o­ret­i­cal physics ( Jan 18-Feb 5); To Kill

a Mock­ing­bird, Christo­pher Sergel’s adap­ta­tion of the Harper Lee mas­ter­piece ( Feb 8-Mar 5). Tick­ets start at $17.50. www.rep­stl.org. Loretto-Hil­ton Cen­ter, 130 Edgar Rd., at Big Bend, on the Web­ster Univer­sity cam­pus, 314.968.4925. Map 4- 6A

SAINT LOUIS CATHE­DRAL CON­CERTS— Con­certs in the mag­nif­i­cent Cathe­dral Basil­ica of Saint Louis. Up­com­ing: Vi­enna Boys Choir ( Feb 10 8 pm) $24-$47; St. Louis Col­le­giate Choirs Con­cert ( Feb 24 8 pm) $12-$17. www.stl­cathe­dral­con­certs.org. 4431 Lin­dell Blvd., in the Cen­tral West End, 314.533.7662. Map 4-2F

SCOT­TRADE CEN­TER (PER­FOR­MANCES)— Sports arena hosts var­ied events. Up­com­ing: Dis­ney on Ice: Dare to Dream ( Feb 9-12); Bon Jovi ( Feb 19 7:30 pm) $16.75-$549.75. 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: Tim Rushlow & His Big Band ( Feb 3 8 pm) $30-$39; Terry Bar­ber, coun­tertenor, Around the World in 80 min­utes: The World’s Fa­vorite Melodies in 10 Lan­guages ( Feb 7 7:30 pm) $28; An Evening with Judy Collins ( Feb 10 8 pm) $40-$45; Valen­tine’s a la Fla­menca ( Feb 11 2 & 8 pm) $18-$30; Lynne Fid­dmont,

Cel­e­brat­ing the Power of Love ( Feb 12 4 pm) $30; vi­o­lin­ist Erin Schreiber & pi­anist Lind­say Gar­rit­son

( Feb 15 8 pm) $15-$30; Cham­ber Mu­sic So­ci­ety of St. Louis, The Sonata Pro­gram ( Feb 20-21 7:30 pm) $38; Elsie Parker & The Poor Peo­ple of Paris ( Feb 28 7:30 pm) $20. www.metrotix.com. 3648 Wash­ing­ton Blvd., in Grand Cen­ter, 314.534.1111. Map 4-2G

ST. LOUIS AC­TORS’ STU­DIO— St. Louis Ac­tors’ Stu­dio per­forms at the in­ti­mate Gaslight The­atre. Up­com­ing: The Way We Get By by Neil LaBute ( Feb 10-26). Th-Sa 8pm, Su 2pm. $35. www. st­las.org. 358 N. Boyle just north of Lin­dell Blvd. 314.458.2978. Map 4-2F

ST. LOUIS SYM­PHONY— Ac­claimed or­ches­tra led by David Robert­son per­forms in Pow­ell Hall. Tick­ets $25-$125. Up­com­ing: A Night of Sym­phonic Hip Hop Fea­tur­ing Nel­lie ( Feb 3 7:30 pm); Lift Every Voice: Black His­tory Month Cel­e­bra­tion ( Feb 17 7:30 pm); Ben Folds ( Feb 18-19); Bels­haz­zar’s Feast ( Feb 24-25). www.stl­sym­phony.org. Pow­ell Hall, 718 N. Grand Blvd., in Grand Cen­ter, 314.534.1700. Map 4-2G

STRAY DOG THE­ATRE— Stray Dog The­atre mounts pro­duc­tions at Tower Grove Abbey. Up­com­ing: A

Doll’s House ( Feb 2-18). Th-Sa 8pm, some Sa 2pm per­for­mances. $25 adult; $20 stu­dent/se­nior. www. stray­dogth­e­atre.org. 2336 Tennessee Ave., just south of Shenan­doah, 314.865.1995. Map 4- 4G

THE FO­CAL POINT— In­ti­mate venue for tra­di­tional and orig­i­nal mu­sic also hosts tra­di­tional danc­ing ses­sions. Tick­ets gen­er­ally $10-$25. Up­com­ing: Pints Gone ( Feb 3 8 pm); Tommy Halloran’s Guerilla Strings ( Feb 4 8 pm); One Take Band ( Feb 10 8 pm); Red-Tail Ring ( Feb 11 8 pm); April Verch & Joe New­berry ( Feb 14 7 pm); Bob Lu­cas & Sons of Bob ( Feb

17 8 pm); The WirePilots ( Feb 18 8 pm); Song­bird Cafe ( Feb 22 8 pm); The Bot­tlesnakes ( Feb 24 8 pm); Mound City Slick­ers ( Feb 25 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: A Vi­o­lin’s Life Fea­tur­ing Frank Al­mond ( Feb 3 8 pm) $29; Clas­sic Al­bums Live: Led Zep­pelin II ( Feb 3 8 pm) $36; Saint Louis Bal­let: It’s Only Love ( Feb

11-12); The Leahys ( Feb 25 8 pm) $36; In the Mood ( Feb 26 2 pm) $29-$49. 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

WEST END PLAY­ERS GUILD— The WEPG, work­ing on its se­cond cen­tury, mounts pro­duc­tions at the Union Ave. Chris­tian Church. Up­com­ing: The Ice

Fish­ing Play by Kevin Kling ( Feb 10-19). Th-Sa 8pm, Su 2pm. $20-$25. www.wes­t­end­play­ers.org. 733 Union Blvd., 314.667.5686. Map 4-1E

Pub­lic Golf Cour­ses

HIGH­LANDS GOLF & TEN­NIS CEN­TER— Ren­o­vated 9-hole course in For­est Park fea­tures zoysia fair­ways and bent­grass greens. Driv­ing range fea­tures 30 boxes. Ten­nis fa­cil­ity of­fers 13 clay courts. Nine holes with cart $23.50-$26.50 (off-peak dis­counts avail­able). 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

STONEWOLF GOLF CLUB— Jack Nick­laus-de­signed course highly rated by Golf Digest. Dy­namic pric­ing, se­nior dis­counts. www.stonewolf­golf.com. 1195 Stonewolf Trail; I- 64 east to Hwy. 159, north 3/4-mile, 618.624.4653. Map 1-3G

TAPAWINGO NA­TIONAL GOLF COURSE— Gary Player-de­signed 27-hole course of­fers an abun­dant va­ri­ety of wooded hills and links-style play in south­west St. Louis County. Rates four stars from

Golf Digest Best Places to Play. 18 holes with cart: $60-$70, off-peak dis­counts. www.tapawingogolf.com. West Wat­son Rd., north of Hwy. 30, 636.349.3100. Map 3-8C

Spe­cial Events

BALD EA­GLE EVENTS— Ea­gles roost in the bluffs along the Mis­sis­sippi and Illi­nois Rivers west of Al­ton, Illi­nois, every win­ter, and the Al­ton CVB can di­rect you to a num­ber of ea­gle-re­lated tours and events all month. www.vis­i­tal­ton.com/ sea­sons/ea­gle. 200 Pi­asa St., Al­ton, Illi­nois., 800.258.6645. Map 1-1F

SOULARD MARDI GRAS— St. Louis’ Fat Tues­day cel­e­bra­tion in the Soulard district just south of down­town has be­come one of the big­gest events of the year. Fam­ily Win­ter Car­ni­val in Soulard Mar­ket Park ( Jan 21 noon- 4 pm); Wine, Beer & Whiskey Taste, in Soulard Mar­ket Park ( Feb 10 7 pm) $50; Ca­jun Cook-off, in Soulard Mar­ket Park ( Feb 11 noon- 4 pm) $45; Cruzan Rum Taste of Soulard at par­tic­i­pat­ing es­tab­lish­ments ( Jan 30-31) $25; Beg­gin’ Pet

Pa­rade starts at Allen and 12th in Soulard ( Feb 19 1 pm); Barefoot Wine Wiener Dog Derby dachs­hund races fol­low the Beg­gin’ Pet Pa­rade and “Tail” gat­ing Party at Soulard Mar­ket Park ( Feb 19 2 pm); Bud

Light Grand Pa­rade is the wack­i­est pa­rade of the year, from Busch Sta­dium to the An­heuser-Busch Brew­ery ( Feb 25 11 am); Bud Light Party Tent of­fers open bar, all-you-can-eat buf­fet, en­ter­tain­ment and more dur­ing and af­ter the Grand Pa­rade ( Feb

25 9 am- 6 pm) $95 must be pur­chased in ad­vance. www.mardi­gras­inc.com. 1013 Ann St. in the Soulard neigh­bor­hood, 314.771.5110. Map 4- 4I

Sports

ST. LOUIS BLUES HOCKEY— The Blues take on NHL op­po­nents at Scot­trade Cen­ter. $30-$353.Up­com­ing: Maple Leafs ( Feb 2 7 pm); Pen­guins ( Feb 4 7 pm); Canucks ( Feb 16 7 pm); Pan­thers ( Feb 20 7 pm); Oil­ers ( Feb 28 7 pm). www.blues.nhl.com. 14th and Clark streets, down­town, 314.241.1888. MetroLink-Civic Cen­ter Map 2- 4C

ST. LOUIS UNIVER­SITY MEN’S BAS­KET­BALL— The Bil­likens play at Chaifetz Arena. $12-$40. Up­com­ing: Ge­orge Ma­son ( Feb 1 6 pm); North Carolina A&T ( Feb 4 7 pm); Duquesne ( Feb 11 7 pm); Day­ton ( Feb 14 7 pm); St. Joseph’s ( Feb 25 3:30 pm). www. slu­bil­likens.com. 1 S. Comp­ton Ave., on the St. Louis U. cam­pus 800.745.3000. Map 4-3G

Ticket Ser­vices

BIG TOWN TICK­ETS— Na­tional ticket ser­vice based in St. Louis of­fers tick­ets for sport­ing events, con­certs and theater, in­clud­ing events at Scot­trade Cen­ter, Car­di­nals, Rams and Blues. www.big­towntick­ets.com. 911 Wash­ing­ton Ave., Suite 210, down­town, 800.691.8696. MetroLink Con­ven­tion Cen­ter Map 2-2D

Route 66: Main Street Through St. Louis, on view at the Mis­souri His­tory Museum

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