Not totally satisfied with your weekend itinerary? Never fear, Go! is here! This regular feature highlights everything from rock shows to art openings, from delicious dishes to hidden-gem hangouts.
Friday, 12/14No Junk in This Trunk: LA designer Rochelle Rodriguez’s pattern dresses and plunging necklines can be seen at celeb-studded boutiques like Kitson or at her trunk show this evening at 6 p.m. inside a cozy apartment (3849 Juniata Street) near Tower Grove Park. Pieces will be sold for 50 to 80 percent off retail.
Drink and Donate: A much more responsible combination of D&D takes place from 8 to 10 p.m. at rBar (4054 Chouteau Avenue; 314-480-2415). “Serving a Cause” shakes things up with three celebrity bartenders, which include Alive magazine’s Kelly Hamilton, STL TV (Channel 10)’s Gilberto Pinela and attorney Amie Needham of Thompson Coburn. Cash donations benefit Caring for Kids. Guests who bring a new, unwrapped toy for preschoolers to help out Shriners Hospitals for Children will be rewarded with a free vodka drink. Now, that’s some tasty reciprocity!
By Candlelight: If one single candle can emit endless glimmer and a warm glow that radiates throughout a room, what can 1,000 candles do? No, this isn’t a philosophical question. You can answer it tonight at the 25th annual Christmas Candlelight Walk in Augusta. Brooke Foster sheds some light on this event here.
The Gift of Glass: If you haven’t finished holiday shopping, today and tomorrow you can view or buy specialty hand-blown ornaments, jewelry, plates, bowls, vases and anything else one can mold into glass art, all made especially for what some call the most wonderful time of year. The sale happens from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Third Degree Glass Factory (5200 Delmar Boulevard; 314-367-4527).
Farm Welcome: Grant's Farm's Magic of the Holidays has something that stands out from every other Yuletide gathering. To find out what that something is, show up at the festivities, happening from 5 to 10 p.m. today, or click here for the very merry details.
First Is the Worst: It’s only fitting that the second show of the NonProphet Theater Company’s second theatrical season is entitled second. The story of six Manhattanites and one strange man on Christmas Eve has a bit of every theme thrown in -- comedy, drama, love and crime noir. Reserve a seat for the 8 p.m. show at the Ivory Theatre (7622 Michigan Avenue; 314-752-5075) for $15 (or $12 for students and seniors).
Constant Caroling: Cheery tunes from the radio to the mall to the grocery store have tracked you down all week, so why not give in and listen some more. The Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra performs Holiday Songbook at 2 p.m., and Alison Sieloff will tune you in with more information right here.
Brrr-lesque: It will take more than freezing weather to stop St. Louis’ burgeoning burlesque scene. At 8 p.m. (doors open at 5 p.m.), “Winter Wonderland” heats things up with more than just tasteful striptease -- acrobats, fire and an Elvis-impersonating clown are all on the bill. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door of the Atomic Cowboy (4140 Manchester Avenue; 314-775-0775), and your admission includes a Champagne toast, y’all.