Crazy in Love
With The Sound of Music
Ms. Day doubts that many other people have specifically made a trip to Salzburg, Austria, just to go on The Sound of Music tour. That's the sign of a true fan, friends, a truly obsessed, movie-stalking kind of fan. But for the rest of the world that hasn't experienced a sing-along in the "Do-Re-Mi" gardens, the lighter-than-air feeling you get from dancing around the "Sixteen Going on Seventeen" gazebo and the endless happiness that sowing edelweiss seeds (in Austria, for real!) can give you, the Muny-in-Forest-Park production of the beloved musical should provide you with almost the same goosebumps, tears and laughs -- and you can even sing quietly to yourself if you want. This last Muny show began on August 8 and continues nightly through Sunday, August 14. Performances start at 8:15 p.m., and tickets cost $8 to $58 (at www.metrotix.com or 314-534-1111). -- Alison Sieloff
Hot date coming up? Know what would impress her? A ride on a train. Seriously, no one has probably ever taken her on a train ride, so she'll always remember you for that. Plus, there's hardly anything more ideal for a date than the passionate chug-chug-chug of a train and the tranquil scenery from the window -- so nostalgic, so romantic. Catch a ride with RailCruise America at St. Louis Union Station (1820 Market Street) this weekend or next (Friday through Sunday, August 12 through 21). Tickets for the "Summer Escapes 2005 Cocktail Club" cost $35 per person, and boarding times vary. Check out www.railcruiseamerica.com or call 314-231-9500. -- Alison Sieloff
Look at you! You've been running around aimlessly partying for at least one decade now, and for what? You need to get your head on straight and stop partying all unorganized like that -- you need to Party with a Purpose. Start this weekend at SqWires' Annex (1415 South 18th Street). There, from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.. you can party with resolve, and with free wine and snacks from 8 to 9 p.m. Plus, you can aim to check out Cbabi Bayoc's artworks and dance to a variety of groovy music -- purposefully, of course. And what purpose would that be? To help raise money (bring a $20 check for your party admission) for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (www.theglobalfund.org). This organization has partnered with the United Nations Foundation to help people suffering from these diseases around the world -- now that's a purpose. For more information about the party, call 314-435-0454. -- Alison Sieloff
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