11/21 THIRD FRIDAY OPEN HOUSE Watch glassblowing demonstrations, shop for glass gifts and make a glass tile keepsake from 6 to 10 p.m. at Third Degree Glass Factory, 5200 Delmar Blvd. Free.
THE DREW EMMITT BAND The singer and mandolin player performs with his band 9 p.m. at Lucas School House, 1220 Allen Ave. $20; 621-6565 or http://www.lucasschoolhouse.com">www.lucasschoolhouse.com.
HOLIDAY MAGIC LUNCHEON AND FASHION SHOW More than 35 boutique vendors are featured beginning at 10 a.m. at the Ritz-Carlton in Clayton, and all proceeds benefit the Respiratory Care Division at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center. $60; RSVP at www.glennon.org or call 268-2700 ext. 6106 for more information.
BEETHOVEN AND RACHMANINOFF The St. Louis Philharmonic Orchestra performs its first concert of the season at 8 p.m. at the William D. Purser Center, 1851 Schoettler Road in Chesterfield. 421-3600 or http://www.stlphilharmonic.org">www.stlphilharmonic.org for ticket information.
11/21-1/4 HOLIDAY WREATH EXHIBITION Enter a silent bid to win one of the unique wreaths decorating the Missouri Botanical Garden, custom-designed by 13 local floral designers. Winning bidders will be notified after Jan. 5. Admission to the wreath exhibition is included in Garden admission.
11/21-12/6 ‘THE DEAD GUY’ The concept of this HotCity Theatre production: Give a self-proclaimed ‘loser’ $1 million, follow him around for one week, then let the TV audience decide how he dies. $25 adults, $20 seniors; 289-4063 or http://www.hotcitytheatre.org">www.hotcitytheatre.org. $15 student rush tickets available 10 minutes before show time.
11/22 OPERATION GIVE THANKS The Clayton Schools’ Family Center hosts a cocktail party from 8 to 11 p.m. at Mandarin Lounge, 44 Maryland Plaza, to benefit Operation Shower, which sends baby ‘showers in a box’ to military moms-to-be. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 the day of; http://www.operationshower.org">www.operationshower.org.
11/22 & 23 WINE DIVA WEEKEND Journey along Ste. Genevieve’s wine trail, the Route du Vin, for fine wines paired with “Diva Treats” at each of the region’s five wineries. Purchase tickets ($25) by calling 800-398-1298 or in the tasting room of participating wineries.
UNIQUE BOUTIQUE ART AND FINE CRAFT BAZAAR John Burroughs hosts its 13th annual boutique featuring the hand-crafted work of more than 40 artisans, including fine jewelry, stained and hand-blown glass, sculpture, pottery, hand-knit woolens and holiday ornaments. $5 admission at the door.
CELEBRATE ME HOME St. Louis natives Antonio Douthit, principal dancer with Alvin Ailey, and Denise Thimes, award-winning jazz vocalist, perform with Alvin Ailey American Theater dancers and a live band at COCA. Tickets for the Nov. 22 fall fund-raiser are $250-$650; $35 to $50 for the Nov. 23 show: www.cocastl.org or 725-1834.
11/23 SLSO: EXPLOSIONS The Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra treats listeners to a rhythmic world trip from St. Louis to Europe to North Africa at 2 p.m. at the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center. $11 to $35; 516-4949 or http://www.touhill.org">www.touhill.org.
DUNTECH DANCE THEATRE The troupe of St. Louis area dancers performs pieces based on choreography originally used by the Katherine Dunham Dance Company; 2 p.m. at the Missouri History Museum. Free.
RAMS BOOT OLD MAN WINTER, HEAT-UP FUND-RAISER Before the Rams vs. Bears game on Sunday, area firefighters and volunteers will be stationed outside the gates and at tailgate parties to collect donations for Heat-Up St. Louis.
11/24 & 25 VIENNA BOYS CHOIR HOLIDAY CONCERT The choir returns for its annual visit to the Cathedral Basilica Nov. 24 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 25 at 2:30 p.m. $20 to $40; 533-7662 or http://www.cathedralconcerts.org">www.cathedralconcerts.org.
11/25 CHRISTMAS KISS 2008 Beth Tuttle and others perform at the Sheldon Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m., with all proceeds benefiting the Marine Corps Toys for Tots drive. $10, age 12 and under free; 353-5570 or e-mail email@example.com. New, unwrapped toys will be collected at the concert.
11/25-12/7 IAN BURNS The Contemporary Art Museum displays Ian Burns’ kinetic dioramas, made of primitive electronics, household objects and more, in The Front Room. $5 adults, $3 seniors, kids and students free.
11/26-12/28 THIS WONDERFUL LIFE Watch actor Mark Setlock perform George, and Mary, Zuzu, Mr. Potter, Clarence, Bert and every other character in ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ in his one-man take on the Frank Capra classic. 968-4925 or http://www.repstl.org">www.repstl.org.
11/26-1/4 GARDENLAND EXPRESS Eight model trains traverse a mountainous landscape through detailed miniature winter scenes with colorful poinsettias and other flowering plants at the Missouri Botanical Garden. $3 plus Garden admission, members free.
11/28 ST. LOUIS BLUES REVUE Vocalists Marty Abdullah, Roland Johnson and Robbie Montgomery join the Soulard Blues Band for a night of blues and soul beginning at 8 p.m. at the Sheldon Ballroom. $15 general admission, $25 reserved table seating; www.metrotix.com or 534-1111.
11/28-11/30 ANNUAL INDIAN MARKET DAYS American Indian artisans and vendors of American Indian-made arts and crafts sell their products, including jewelry, beadwork, paintings, pottery, clothing, weaving and sculpture. At Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site in Collinsville, Ill. Free; 618-346-5160.
ROCK ‘N’ ROLL CRAFT SHOW This holiday craft show at Third Degree Glass Factory features more than 120 crafters, 12 bands, family-friendly craft demonstrations plus food and drink. $10 Red Carpet Black Friday entry, $2 Saturday and Sunday.
CATS Its Magical Mister Mistoffelees … See the show that won seven Tony Awards at the Fox Theatre. $22 to $61; www.metrotix.com or 534-1111.
11/29 MURDER MYSTERY DINNER THEATER Mount Pleasant Winery presents “Lost on Gilligan’s Island,” an evening of mystery and intrigue with appetizers and wine tasting at 6:30 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. 5634 High St., Augusta, Mo. 636-482-WINE, 800-567-WINE or http://www.mountpleasant.com">www.mountpleasant.com.