The period immediately following Christmas and New Year's Day always feels like an anti-climactic downer to many people, while others welcome the return to normalcy and a chance to breathe again after all the frenetic holiday hubbub. Whichever camp you fall into, we're going to prescribe a nice late-afternoon St. Louis Blues game on the second day of the brand-new year. A shot of exhilarating live ice hockey will liven up the folks who feel depressed; their counterparts who're relieved the holiday season is over will relish being able to concentrate on the puck instead of on gift-list anxiety and rushing around. So head downtown to Scottrade Center (1401 Clark Avenue; 314-241-1888 or www.scottradecenter.com) today for the 5 p.m. contest between the Blues and the Dallas Stars. Tickets range from $33.70 to $264.20.
Sun., Jan. 2, 2011