Friday, February 19, 2016

6 Things to Do This Weekend for $10 or Less

Posted By on Fri, Feb 19, 2016 at 6:15 AM

click to enlarge Cirque du Erotica 4 brings the sexy circus to R-Bar on Friday. - CARRIE MEYER — THE DANCER'S EYE
  • Carrie Meyer — the Dancer's Eye
  • Cirque du Erotica 4 brings the sexy circus to R-Bar on Friday.

The weather's going to be amazing this weekend — which means it's the perfect time to set aside those winter blues and get out and do something. There's a David Bowie film at Webster, a sexy circus in the Grove and monster trucks doing what monster trucks do downtown. Best of all, none of it will cost you more than $10 a person.

Make plans now, and make this weekend a good one!

1. See a sexy circus in the Grove

You may think you've outgrown the circus, but you'll change your mind when you see what Cirque du Erotica 4 has cooked up. More than a dozen performers celebrate the sensual capabilities of the human body in an artistic display at 10 p.m. on Friday at R-Bar (3960 Chouteau Avenue; www.r-barstl.com) You'll witness sexy circus acts, sideshow stunners, live music and decadent dancers, including local favorite Ami Amore, bellydancer extraordinaire. Tickets are $12 per person or $20 per couple.


2. Catch a musical based on a novella by James Joyce

It's the Feast of the Epiphany in Dublin, which means the Morkan sisters will throw their annual dinner party, and beloved nephew Gabriel Connor will be the guest of honor. The evening is normally a delight for Gabriel, but this year feels different. Aunt Julia suffers more from her spells of weakness and Gabriel's wife Gretta is lost in thought, to say nothing of Molly Ivors' hectoring lectures on his lack of patriotism. Richard Nelson and Shaun Davey's intimate musical The Dead is adapted from James Joyce's novella of the same title, and strives to get at the same quiet realization as the story: that we're all joined in death, no matter how far away it feels. The Saint Louis University Theatre Department presents The Dead at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday (February 19 to 27) at the Saint Louis University Black Box Theatre (3733 West Pine Mall; 314-977-3327 or www.slu.edu/utheatre). Tickets are $7 to $10.

3. Meet an inspiring advocate
Frankie Muse Freeman
 first achieved local fame in 1954 when she served as lead counsel for the NAACP's suit against the St. Louis Housing Authority and its discriminatory policies, a case she won. Just nine years out of law school, she was already changing St. Louis for the better. In the intervening 62 years Freeman has continued to work as an attorney, a civil rights activist and a fully-engaged member of her adopted hometown. On Friday at 7 p.m. at the St. Louis County Library Headquarters (1640 South Lindbergh Boulevard, Frontenac; www.slcl.org), Freeman discusses the arc of the civil rights movement. Admission is free, and copies of Freeman's memoir A Song of Faith and Hope will be sold on site by Left Bank Books.


Turn the page for more things to do, including an event for David Bowie fans

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