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Friday, January 4, 2008

Go! 1/4-1/6

Posted By on Fri, Jan 4, 2008 at 3:56 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, 1/4

Beauty and the Boutique: If your new year’s resolution included parading around in more designer skinny jeans and high-waist trousers, you’re set. The post-holiday sale at Blush (151 West Jefferson Avenue, Kirkwood; 314-965-4411), named Best Boutique of ’07, offers discounts on these threads and more. Shop this afternoon till 6 p.m. or on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. And for the rest of you resolution makers, get to the gym already!

Golden Globes: Who is tall, handsome, can do one of those basketball-on-the-finger twirls and will most certainly school you on the court? Every member of the Harlem Globetrotters, of course! Watch the world-class hoop stars tonight at 7 p.m. at the Scottrade Center (South 14th Street and Clark Avenue; 314-241-1888). Nicole Beckert has the play-by-play for you right here.

Saturday, 1/5

Home Sweet Home: OK, we don’t like to mention the same place two weeks in a row, but Home (1260 South Main Street, St. Charles; 636-940-4333) is at it again. The opening weekend’s glitz is now only a glimmer in the past, which calls for the booking of more random celebrity hosts. And since it’s difficult not to love the rich and the fame-whoring, we’ll go ahead and spit it out: Internet superstar Cindy Margolis is promised to make an appearance inside the new nightclub at some point this evening. For table or guest-list reservations, e-mail [email protected] And for those of you saying, “Who?” just keep holding out for the Corys.

To the Last Drop: Water, the five-month-long exhibition at the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts (3716 Washington Boulevard; 314-754-1850), comes to a close today. Stop by the gallery between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to see water in all of its forms through contemporary and modern artwork by notables including Roy Lichtenstein and Henri Matisse.

Snow Business: Are your kids’ paper snowflakes a little too one-of-a-kind? Let Marion Nichols, the snowflake-cutting pro, give tips to the wee ones at the Magic House (516 South Kirkwood Road, Kirkwood; 314-822-8900) today and tomorrow. Paper-snowflake specialist Alison Sieloff goes over the details right here.

Sunday, 1/6

A Wicked Farewell: You must be living under a rock (or a house) if you’ve missed Wicked, the music-filled prequel to The Wizard of Oz. Today’s the last day to see the Tony Award-winning, sold-out show at the Fox Theatre (527 North Grand Boulevard; 314-534-1111). That’s right, we said sold out. But if you really, really want to see it, get there two hours before the 2 p.m. show and place your name in the drawing for lottery seats. Only about ten names will be drawn. It’s free to enter, but $25 a ticket if you win. Good luck!

Get Smart: If you’ve been struggling with unhealthy habits, this weekend’s Smart Living Expo will help you move away from the diet-and-exercise dark ages. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at America’s Center (Washington Avenue and North Eighth Street; 314-342-5036), enter the show at no cost. It features more than 200 exhibitor booths, free health screenings, kids’ activities (including a guest appearance by Dora the Explorer!), cooking demonstrations and more.

Silent Art: The University City Public Library (6701 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-727-3150) hosts Terra Nostra: Landscapes Real & Imagined in its gallery this month. Gallery hours are the same as the library’s, so drop by from 1 to 5 p.m. today. For a clearer view of this event, check in with lover of all landscapes Paul Friswold here.

-Jeanette Kozlowski


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