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The Show Me Burlesque Festival begins on Thursday.  - GLASS ROLE

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The Show Me Burlesque Festival begins on Thursday.

This week, many festivals will kick off on Thursday, including a Country Fair, Shakespeare Film Weekend, and the Show Me Burlesque Festival. Once you’ve recovered from your weekend, next Wednesday you can watch some low-key events from Apotheosis Comics or get drunk on a Nicholas Cage movie.

Thursday 5/19

country love
It’s time to get dizzy up state fair. New to the area, the fair is a three-day event in Chesterfield, featuring food trucks, music, carnival rides, line dancing and mechanical bulls. The musical lineup includes country stars like Chris Young, Zach Bryan and Jon Pardi. Food options include the Mission Taco Truck, Hi-Pointe Drive-In, Chicken Out, and Farmtruk Food Truck. There will also be a market with local vendors. The first Country Fair will be held at the Fairgrounds at Chesterfield Amphitheater (631 Veterans Place Drive, 314-502-5582, chesterfieldcountryfair.com) from Thursday, May 19 to Saturday, May 21. Tickets start at $20 and include rides and the mechanical bull. Yee-haw!

shakespeare inspired
Shakespeare Movie WeekendPresented by the St. Louis Shakespeare Festival and Cinema St. Louis, brings three films to Shakespeare Glen ahead of the St. Louis Shakespeare Festival’s Much ado About Nothingwhich begins on Wednesday, June 1. The film lineup consists of films inspired by the works of Shakespeare and includes 10 things i hate about you on Thursday, May 19, The Lion Kingon Friday, May 20, and theater of blooda camp horror comedy about an underappreciated Shakespearean actor seeking revenge on his critics on Saturday, May 21.
All movies start at 8 pm The Glen opens at 7 pm STL Barkeep will be on site with beer, cocktails and wine for purchase. Each movie is free to attend with no reservations required. Bring your own blankets or lawn chairs; Outside food and drink are also welcome.

bringing sexy back
Glitz and glamor are part of show business, and show me burlesque festival he plans to bring a lot when he returns this week. After a pandemic hiatus, the festival returns for three days of productions celebrating the art of burlesque. Four different shows will be presented and three burlesque educators will offer classes. The Show Me Burlesque Festival kicks off with an opening party on Thursday, May 19 starting at 7:30 p.m., followed by a second show at 10 p.m. Then on Friday, May 20, there are shows at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. :30 p.m. Each of the aforementioned performances are at the Golden Record (2720 Cherokee Street, showmeburlesque.com/en). On Saturday, May 21, Show Me Burlesque has a show at 9 pm at the Casa Loma Ballroom (3354 Iowa Ave, 314-282-2258, casalomaballroom.com). Tickets are between $15 and $135.

Wednesday 05/25

drink drank drunk
No need to steal the Declaration of Independence to get into the monthly. drinking cage game at Arkadin Cinema and Bar. Here’s how it works: you buy the ticket, a Nicolas Cage mystery movie is shown, and you play a drinking game to go along with the movie. drink everything The Drinkolas Cage game is Wednesday, May 25 at 8:30 p.m. at Arkadin Cinema and Bar (5226 Gravois Avenue, 314-352-5226, arkadincinema.com/event/drinkolas-cage-a-monthly-nicolas-cage-movie-drinking-game-event-5-25). Limited seating is available and bringing your own chair is strongly recommended. Tickets are $5.

apotheosis options
Let’s get one thing straight: cross-stitch isn’t just for grandmas. Everyone is welcome in Cross stitch nerd or not. Bring your hoops, your thread and your needles to join the cross stitch circle. Nerdy or Not Cross Stitching is Wednesday, May 25 from 7 to 10 p.m. at Apotheosis Comics and Lounge (3206 South Grand Boulevard, 314-802-7090, shopapotheosis.com). Admission is free. Masks are required without proof of vaccination.

If you’re not up for sewing, maybe you’re up for the game. Apotheosis takes over City Foundry’s Food Hall (3730 Foundry Way, shopapotheosis.com/products/game-night-at-the-foundry-food-hall) for Game night. Here’s how it works: Every week, Apotheosis brings five games to the food hall, and players select which game they want to play. A game master will teach you everything you need to know. Comics and games are available for purchase. Apotheosis Game Night is Wednesday, May 25 at 7 pm Admission is free, but online registration is required.

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