8 Knot What You Think
Concrete Ocean Art Gallery celebrates the work of local artists Connie and Paul LaFlam through Connie’s erotic and elegant photography and Paul’s huge expressionist paintings. Through Nov. 5. 497-0199 or http://myspace.com/concreteoceanart">myspace.com/concreteoceanart.
8 Hottest Ticket Comedy Club
Third Degree Glass Factory hosts comedians Justin Leon and Mark Sweeney, while offering a cash bar. 367-4527 or
8 Uptown! Downtown! Motown!
Performing together for more than 25 years, this group will get you dancing to the music. Feel the true rhythm of Motown music. At Jewish Community Center presented by Encore! 721-9090, ext. 204 or encoreatthej.com.
8-9 Houston Ballet
Experience classical ballet through one of America’s premier ballet companies. Sweet and playful dances are accompanied by Mozart music and jazz vocals. Touhill Performing Arts Center, 516-4949 or touhill.org.
9 The Hanser-McClellan Guitar Duo
Technical and musical prowess come together to create a sound that connects with the audience. St. Louis Classical Guitar Society, 567-5566 or http://guitarstlouis.net">guitarstlouis.net.
9 Wings In The City
Visit the World’s Fair Pavilion in Forest Park to benefit BJC Pediatric WINGS Program. Enjoy unique five-foot by four-foot butterflies, part of the Expressive Art Therapy services at Barnes, along with dinner and music. Wear your best old Hollywood glamour outfit. http://wingsinthecity.org">wingsinthecity.org.
Kathleen Turner stars in this play about addiction, faith and having the courage to change your circumstances. Through Nov. 7. Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, 968-4925 or http://repstl.org">repstl.org.
13-16 Three Men & a Baby…Grand! A Salute to the Rat Pack
Broadway and recording artists Brian Lane Green, Lee Lessack and John Boswell join together to sing legendary songs and create hilarious banter. Cabaret St. Louis,
657-5033 or http://cabaretstl.org">cabaretstl.org.
15 Third Friday Eight Great Years Birthday Blowout Open House
Make molten glass, participate in an obstacle course, shop the pumpkin patch for hand-blown glass pumpkins and see glassblowers demonstrate techniques. Third Degree Glass Factory, 367-4527 or http://thirddegreeglassfactory.com">thirddegreeglassfactory.com.
15 Memories of Elvis
Have a night with the King, as Steve Davis and the TCB Band lets you sing along to favorite hits while watching a great talent imitate Elvis. At the JCC presented by Encore! 721-9090, ext. 204 or
17 Strength and Compassion
The Holocaust Museum and Learning Center opens a new exhibition of photographs taken by St. Louisan Eric Geitens to demonstrate human dignity and strength. Through Dec. 31.
432-0020 or hmlc.org.
18-23 Paint Out & Guido Frick
Oil Painting Workshop
Big Cedar Lodge hosts two and a half days of painting, including a Quick Draw event and a Night Paint Out. Frick will complete a demonstration painting during the event. 910-0764 or
20 Norman Gershman photography
The photographs show Albanian Muslim families who sheltered Jews during WWII. After two journeys to Albania and Kosovo, Gershman found roughly 150 Muslim families who had taken part in the rescue, abiding an ancient code instructing them to endanger their own lives to save anyone seeking asylum. Through Dec. 1. Temple Emanuel, 432-5877 or testl.org.
22 The Sassy Miss Massie
Kim Massie shares her amazing singing talent in jazz, gospel and recognizable songs at the JCC presented by Encore! 721-9090, ext. 204 or encoreatthej.com.
22-24 Fall into Art
View artist creations by 14 award-winning artists, including the jewelry of Connie Copley (pictured) as well as glass, textiles, folk art and sculpture. 651-2229 or http://gallintoart.net">gallintoart.net.
26 The Chamber Music Society of St. Louis
Enjoy the sounds of classical musicians playing in the Gallery at Chesterfield Arts. Hear selections from composers Rossini, Schubert, Poulenc and Erich Korngold. 636-519-1955 or http://chesterfieldarts.org">chesterfieldarts.org.
27 Next Fall
The funny, infuriating, unpredictable play comes to Grandel Theatre in Grand Center and explores issues of gay partnership, faith, insight, families and love. Through Nov. 14. The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, 968-4925 or http://repstl.org">repstl.org.
Through nov. 9 ‘Selected Works from Painting Missouri’
Bonsack Gallery at John Burroughs School features work by Billyo O’Donnell, a leading landscape painter, who has logged more than 150,000 miles traveling to Missouri’s 114 counties and St. Louis City to produce 115 works. 993-4040 or http://jburroughs.org">jburroughs.org.
Through Nov. 13 Blues Style: Imaging Improvisation
Solomon Thurman takes a journey through the history of Blues in an exhibit of paintings at The Gallery at Chesterfield Arts,
636-519-1955 or http://chesterfieldarts.org">chesterfieldarts.org.
5 Treading Backwards Thru Quicksand (Without Wearing Your Water Wings)
Experience the laughter and fun with Mattie and Sophie in Manhattan in a play by Sandra Marie Vago, directed by Wayne Loui. Through Nov. 20. Black Cat Theatre, 781-8300 or
5 Neal E. Boyd with Gina Galati
Listen to the 2008 winner of America’s Got Talent sing songs of patriotism and Broadway and contemporary tunes, along with St. Louis soprano Gina Galati. At the JCC presented by Encore!
721-9090, ext. 204 or http://encoreatthej.com">encoreatthej.com.
3-6 Valerie Lemon Sings Music by Marvin Hamlisch
The longtime concert soloist sings songs by the Academy Award-winning composer and tells the story of their longtime friendship. Cabaret St. Louis, 657-5033 or http://cabaretstl.org">cabaretstl.org.
6 Raphaella Smits (8-stringed guitar)
The artist plays historical fretted instruments from around the world and shares her unique skills. St. Louis Classical Guitar Society, 567-5566 or http://guitarstlouis.net">guitarstlouis.net.
6 Art of the Motorcycle
Saint Charles Riverfront Arts holds its third annual gala featuring an exhibition of vintage and modern bikes, on loan from museums and private collectors. Experts discuss historical information, while guests meet racers and see choppers and bikes of all kinds. Foundry Art Centre. 636-399-5345 or http://foundryartcentre.org">foundryartcentre.org.
9-21 South Pacific
Set on a tropical island during World War II, the musical tells the story of two romantic couples and how their love is threatened by war and prejudice. The Fox Theatre, 534-1678 or
12 Live Oak Duo (voice and guitar)
Playing alternative classical music, this soprano voice and guitar player creates sounds with echoes of blues, jazz, medieval and classical. St. Louis Guitar Society, 567-5566 or http://guitarstlouis.net">guitarstlouis.net.
12 Hottest Ticket Comedy Club
Third Degree Glass Factory hosts Johnny O and Joe Tyler. Cash bar. 367-4527 or
19 Give My Regards to Broadway
Known for his local rendition of the National Anthem at Rams, Cardinals and Blues home games, singer Charles Glenn will leave you speechless. At the JCC presented by Encore!
721-9090, ext. 204 or http://encoreatthej.com">encoreatthej.com.
26-28 The Wizard of Oz
The famous movie comes to life featuring all the legendary songs, special effects and art deco colors and costumes at The Fox Theatre. 534-1678 or http://fabulousfox.com">fabulousfox.com.
26-28 Rock ’n’ Roll Craft Show
Third Degree Glass Factory offers alternative art, crafts and music. The unique items are hand-crafted by talented artisans, while acclaimed bands perform. 367-4527 or http://thirddegreeglassfactory.com">thirddegreeglassfactory.com.
1 Over the Tavern
Enjoy the laughter and fun of the Pazinski family as they deal with their four teenage kids. Through Dec. 26. The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, 968-4925 or http://repstl.org">repstl.org.
1-4 Barb Jungr The Men I Love: The New American Songbook
Jungr is renowned for her unique vocal style, arrangements and song interpretations. Cabaret St. Louis, 657-5033 or http://cabaretstl.org">cabaretstl.org.
10 The Sinatra Songbook
The Steve Schankman Orchestra, along with Tom Heitman, create a night in which the audience feels they are in the presence of Sinatra himself. At the JCC presented by Encore! 721-9090, ext. 204 or encoreatthej.com.
11 Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
The Grammy Award-winning group continues to set standards of virtuosity with its unique blend of classics, world music and contemporary styles. St. Louis Guitar Society, 567-5566 or
17-19 Holiday Cabaret
Join in the fun with Christmas comedy followed by Joe Dreyer and Rosemary Watts with standards, jazz and holiday cheer. Black Cat Theatre, 781-8300 or http://blackcattheatre.org">blackcattheatre.org.
18-21 The Nutcracker
Experience the famous story of a little girl and her wild night with live nutcrackers, ballerinas and soldiers on the night before Christmas. The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, 968-4925 or
5 The Fall of Heaven
When Tempest Landry is killed and arrives at the pearly gates, he is summoned to hell but instead asks for one more chance back on earth. Through Jan. 30. The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis,
968-4925 or repstl.org.