5 Things to do in St. Louis this Weekend

Photo courtesy of barrelrollman.org.

Friday, November 8-Saturday, November 9
Shanghai Ballet in The Butterfly Lovers
Founded in 1979, the Shanghai Ballet has been thrilling audiences for decades and their production of “The Butterfly Lovers” is considered the Chinese equivalent to “Romeo and Juliet.” They’ll be performing three times this weekend at the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center — at 8 p.m. Friday and 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets, which start at $35, are still available for all three performances. http://www.touhill.org/default.asp?touhill=51&objId=1174

Friday, November 8-Saturday, November 9
Alabama Back to the Bowery Tour
The popular Southern rock group is celebrating its 40thyear with a pair of shows at the Fabulous Fox Theater. This is the group’s first extended run since 2002 and will feature special guest Michael Ray. Both performances start at 8 p.m. and tickets are starting at $49.50. http://fabulousfox.com/shows_page_multi.aspx?usID=371

Saturday, November 9
3rd Barrelrollman Organization Roll Off
At 10 a.m. Saturday at Art Hill in Forest Park hundreds of people will gather to make a run at the Guinness World Record of 835 people simultaneously somersaulting. The event has grown from about 100 people in 2011 to 724 last year, so history could be made. It’s only $3 to participate and that money goes to benefit the nurses For Neworns Foundation, which raises money for disadvantaged babies. Participants will also get happy hour prices on food and beverages from Humphrey’s Restaurant and Tavern. http://barrelrollman.org/barrelrollman.com/Events.aspx

Saturday, November 9
St. Louis Blues vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
It’s time to get hockey season rolling. The Blues are off to a great start at 9-2-2 and will host Pittsburgh and NHL star Sidney Crosby at 7 p.m. Saturday at Scottrade Center. Tickets are currently starting at $40. http://www.stubhub.com/st-louis-blues-tickets/st-louis-blues-saint-louis-scottrade-center-9-11-2013-4323755/

Sunday, November 10
The Heartland Artisan Cheese Festival
Get your fill of award-winning cheeses, watch a live demonstration of mozzarella stretching, sip on delicious wine and beer pairings, visit a pop-up cheese market and more. The event will be held at Third Degree Glass Factory (5200 Delmar Blvd.) and tickets are $55. After the event Elaia and Olio will host a private dinner with six of the top cheesemakers in the country to pair with six of St. Louis’ best chefs for a multi-course dinner featuring “best of show” cheeses. Tickets for the dinner are $165 with sommelier Andrey Ivanov’s beverage pairings and proceeds will go to the American Cheese Society’s youth fund. http://www.feaststl.com/feast-events/article_db9896ac-2c50-11e3-a9fc-001a4bcf6878.html

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