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.
Monday, Feb. 27.
- If you’ve got a Lego-lover between the ages of 5 and 12 years old, the in Ladue is the place to be on Monday evening from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The library is hosting Lego Zone, an evening of building fun. The library will provide the Legos for participants to use during the event, but the toys need to stay at the library after the event. For more information, visit the library’s website.
- New York Times bestselling author J.A. Jance will also be at the on Monday evening from 7 to 9 p.m., when she will discuss and sign copies of her latest thriller, Left for Dead. For more information, visit the library’s website.
Tuesday, Feb. 28.
- If you’re feeling artistic in Clayton on Tuesday, visit the ’s exhibit called OH! You Pretty Things—Indie Music and Design from noon to 4 p.m. on Tuesday. You’ll be treated to an exploration of graphic design in the St. Louis indie music scene that includes an emphasis on DIY aesthetics and philosophy. Learn more at the St. Louis Artists’ Guild’s website.
Wednesday, Feb. 29.
- Kids ages 3 to 6 are invited to a special story time on Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the . The event is called “Story Time: Pizza.” For more information, visit the library’s website.
- If you know someone who needs help learning to use the internet, check out the Intro to the Internet class at the on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. For more information, visit the library’s website.
Thursday, March 1.
- Thursday’s a big day for the in Clayton as it launches a new musical called Cry-Baby that will run through Mar. 24. On Mar. 1, the theater is hosting a preview of the Tony-nominated show. Tickets start at $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. For more information and to buy your tickets, visit the New Line Theatre’s website.
- In Clayton, the will launch an eight-week series of discussions on foreign policy issues facing the U.S. The discussions are free and open to the public. Guidebooks can be purchased for $20 from the World Affairs Council. For more information, visit the Ethical Society’s website.
Friday, March 2.
- In University City, the ) is hosting Smithsonian Folkways recording artist Elizabeth Mitchell on Friday from 7 to 8 p.m. as she presents her popular children’s music. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the COCA website.
- The will host a special March Gallery exhibit featuring oil paintings from local artist and educator Teresa Wang in her show entitled A Tale of Love on Friday. For more information, visit the library’s website.
Saturday, March 3.
- In Clayton, the Farmer’s Winter Market will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Center of Clayton. The indoor market offers the same high-quality products residents have enjoyed all season. For more information, visit the City of Clayton’s website.
- If you’ve got a toddler or a preschooler, you probably know the Fresh Beat Band’s songs by heart. The good news for Fresh Beat Band fans is that the Nickelodeon-created group will be in St. Louis at The Fabulous Fox Theatre on Saturday at 3 p.m. Tickets start at $25, and VIP Packages including a meet & greet with the band (among other benefits) are $115 per seat. For more information and to buy tickets, visit the Fabulous Fox Theatre’s website.
- In Clayton, the is hosting a Hooray for Hollywood youth group dinner dance in the Assembly Hall at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $7 for kids under 12. Childcare is available. For more information, visit the Ethical Society’s website.
- In Clayton, will hold a , including the organization’s goal to preserve community artifacts and support educational programs in the area. Cash prizes will be won by the first and second place tables, and there will be an auction featuring items from local retailers. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. and the questions start at 8. Tables are $250, 8 players per table. Registration is required. For more information, visit the Clayton History Society’s website.
- In University City, the Celebration of Diversity will happen on Saturday at 6 p.m. in the gymnasium at . The event will focus on and recognize the diversity among U. City residents and their contributions to the community. is open to the public and includes activities, music, food and more. The city will also unveil a new identity at the event. For more information, check out page two the February edition of the city’s monthly newsletter.
Sunday March 4.
- The Artist Presentation Society will present Patrick Rafferty in concert on Sunday at the , located in Clayton. The award-winning guitar player will perform Aguada, Torroba, Giuliani and Sainz de la Maza, beginning at 3 p.m. For more information, visit the Artist Presentation Society’s website.
- If you’d rather just relax and refocus on Sunday, the is also holding a Mindfulness Meditation that’s inspired by Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Wherever You Go, There You are. The meditation is free, but donations are appreciated. For more information, visit the Ethical Society’s website.
- In University City, is offering a Visual Arts Open Studio on Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. Kids can work on their own art with help from a visual arts instructor or choose to join in on projects such as a collage book, watercolor painting, paper mache and more. The cost is $8 per child. For more information, visit COCA’s website.
- residents who live in Ward 2 are invited to join city officials and Ward 2 aldermen on Sunday at 4 p.m. at Starbucks on Wydown. They will discuss topics that affect their neighborhoods. For more information, visit the City of Clayton’s website.
Want to see your Clayton-Richmond Heights, Ladue-Frontenac or University City event featured in this column? Email Patch reporter Angela Atkinson at firstname.lastname@example.org with your event information.