Shakespeare's 'Winter's Tale' Play Debuts Friday in Clayton

Here's what's happening in and near Clayton, Richmond Heights, University City and Ladue this week.

Clayton-Richmond Heights Patch teams up with neighboring Patch sites each week to round up events and happenings in the area. Here are our picks for this week.

Wednesday, April 11.

  • Nurture your artistic side in Clayton on Wednesday at the . At 11 a.m., you can join in on a Basic Drawing class with artist David Zamudio. You can learn more and sign up at the St. Louis Artists’ Guild’s website
  • Looking for ways to provide more constructive and effective feedback at work? Consider joining for its bizTHINK event, where you’ll learn how a simple, three-step technique that’s usually used in the theater can be repurposed for your place of business. The event is $15 and includes appetizers and drinks. The event is being held at the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis. For more information and to buy your tickets, visit COCA’s website.
  • at is hosting a trunk show for jewelry designer David Yurman on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the main level. For more information, visit Plaza Frontenac’s website.
  • The is offering a free Intro to the Internet class on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. Registration is not required. Visit the library’s website for more information.
  • The in Ladue is hosting Amy Hunter, Director of Racial Justice for YWCA Metro St. Louis on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. Hunter will lead an open dialogue about racial equality in the educational system. Participants will learn about strategies and resources that can help schools achieve racial quality. Refreshments will be served. Visit the library’s website for details.

Thursday, April 12.

  • Designed Eileen Fisher’s spring collection will be showcased at Saks Fifth Avenue at Plaza Frontenac on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the upper level. The showcase will include special sample pieces. Appointments are encouraged.  For more information or to make an appointment, call 314-567-9200, ext. 5384.
  • The St. Louis County Library Headquarters is hosting author Ann B. Ross on Thursday at 7 p.m. Ross will present the latest in her Miss Julia to the Rescue series. For more information, visit the library’s website.

Friday, April 13.

  • Need a little Shakespeare in your life? If so, you’re in luck. The in Clayton is presenting Mustard Seed Theatre’s performance of The Winter’s Tale beginning Friday. The show starts at 8 p.m. and can be seen each weekend day through April 29. Saturday and Sunday performances are at 2 p.m. and tickets are $20 to $25. For more information or to purchase tickets in advance, visit the Mustard Seed Theatre’s website.
  • Speaking of drama, if you or someone you love is interested in acting and singing, you might be interested in knowing that COCA in University City is holding open auditions for its summer musical. Auditions will be held on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. Fans of Reese Witherspoon and cheerleading will be thrilled to know that this year’s musical is Legally Blonde. For more information and to reserve an audition time, visit COCA’s website.
  • John Burroughs School’s is holding a reception hosted by featured artists Anne Martin, Donya Allison, Andrew Denney, Howard Jones and Andrew Newman on Friday from 5:30 to 7:30. For more information, visit the school’s website. While you’re there, don’t miss the Kuehner Gallery sculpture exhibit.
  • The is holding a special auction on Friday from 6 to 11 p.m. Up for sale will be a number of jewelry and fashion pieces. Individual tickets start at $250. For more information, visit the Craft Alliance’s website for more information and to review sponsorship opportunities.

Saturday, April 14.

  • Clayton residents who live in Ward III are invited to join city officials, including aldermen from Ward III, for a networking coffee at at 10 a.m. For details, visit the city’s website.
  • The ’ District 2 monthly meeting is happening on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Heights. For more information, visit the city’s website.
  • Area teens who are interested in writing have a special opportunity on Saturday, thanks to young adult author Angela Sage Larsen and the St. Louis County Library Headquarters. Larsen is offering writing tips and advice during her Teen Writing Workshop for kids ages 12 to 18. Registration is required. For more information and to register, visit the library’s website.

Sunday, April 15

  • The will be held in University City’s Delmar Loop on Sunday. Even if you’re not participating in the race, you need to be aware that there will be road closures on Big Bend Boulevard between Delmar and Forsyth, on Skinker betweek Delmar and Clayton, and on Hanley between Delmar and Forsyth. It’s free to attend and cheer on the marathoners, but registration fees apply for runners. For more information, visit the GO! St. Louis website.
  • Brazilian jewelry designer H. Stern’s work will be featured in a trunk show at Saks Fifth Avenue at Plaza Frontenac on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Appointments can be made by calling 314-567-9200, ext. 5369. For more information, visit Plaza Frontenac’s website.
  • at Plaza Frontenac is holding a botanical arranging class on Sunday at 10 a.m. You’ll get 10 percent off of your Pottery Barn purchase when you attend. For more information, visit Plaza Frontenac’s website.

Want to see your Clayton-Richmond Heights, University City or Ladue-Frontenac event featured in this column? Email Patch reporter Angela Atkinson at angela.atkinson@patch.com with your event information.


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