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Friday, October 26, 2007

Go! 10/26-10/28

Posted By on Fri, Oct 26, 2007 at 2:42 PM

Not totally satisfied with your weekend itinerary? Never fear, Go! is here! This regular feature highlights everything from rock shows to art openings, from delicious dishes to hidden-gem hangouts.

Friday, 10/26

Perfect Ten: It's been ten years since St. Louisans first set eyes on the strange and lovely artistic chaos that takes place daily at the City Museum (701 North 15th Street; 314-231-2489). Pay $10 at the door, and join museum creators and celebrators tonight at 7:30 p.m. for the tenth-anniversary bash. Get fitted for a party hat right here.

E! True Hollywood Story: The Edison Theatre OVATIONS! Series presents Completely Hollywood (abridged), a tale of three arrogant Hollywood types -- the Writer, the Director and the Actor -- and their quest for onscreen fame and glory. Performed by the Reduced Shakespeare Company, this production begins at 8 p.m. at the Edison Theatre (6445 Forsyth Boulevard; 314-935-6543). Tickets are $18 to $30.

Pants-Off Dance-Off: It's no Dancing with the Stars, but the top ten finalists from So You Think You Can Dance still have got some killer moves. All the show's stars, from Lacey Schwimmer (no relation to David Schwimmer) to Kameron Bink (uh, who?), will be salsa- and ballroom-dancing the evening away at Scottrade Center (South 14th Street & Clark Avenue; 314-241-1888). The hip-shaking starts at 8 p.m.; tickets cost $35 to $54.50 and are available at Ticketmaster.

Saturday, 10/27

Sleep to Dream: The Enchantment of Dreams, a story of three children and some magic dream sticks, will take you on a journey back to your more youthful days. Come see a group of young talent perform at the Saint Louis Art Museum (Forest Park; 314-721-0072) at 2 p.m. and again at 4 p.m. For tickets, which are $9 to $16, call the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis at 314-961-0644.

Trail of Fears: From 7 to 11 p.m., venture out in the darkness to Haunted Hayride at Gateway Trails Association (5834 Regina Road, Cedar Hill; 636-274-2607). A 20-foot-long horse trailer, chauffeured by a cowboy, will take you deep into a forest of freaks -- werewolves, hungry hillbillies and more! And after you've had the bejesus scared out of you, snack on chili and nachos. Tickets are $5 per person, and the money raised benefits the GTA Girls Riding Club. If it does rain, the hayride will be rescheduled for November 3.

It's Ghoul Time: Wear your most creative costume to Monster Bash! at Cheshire Beer Garden (6300 Clayton Road; 314-647-7300) from 8 p.m. to midnight, and you might just snag an award in one of the many costume contest categories, including Best Guy in a Dress. Admission is free, and there's a cash bar.

Sunday, 10/28

Boo Town: If yesterday's Haunted Hayride wasn't hair-raising enough, it seems that Alton has enough apparitions to fill a Ghostbuster's proton pack. Today from noon to 4 p.m. appear at The Alton Ghost Museum (1320 Milton Road) for more bloodcurdling fun. Alison Sieloff conjures up the details here.

Party for Charity: Head to Lucas Schoolhouse (1220 Allen Avenue; 314-621-6565) around 8 p.m. to groove to the beats of hip-hop artist Lyrics Born while viewing a fashion show and a photography exhibit. Sponsored by ZRODFX (zero-dee-fex), a St. Louis-based clothing company, this event's proceeds will go to Food Outreach, an organization that provides nutritional counseling for those with HIV or AIDS. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.

-Jeanette Kozlowski


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