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.
Abra-cadaver!: Today marks the first day St. Louisans can pay $12 to $18 to gawk at bodies of the deceased displayed at Body Worlds 3 from 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. (with the last entry at 8 p.m.) at the Saint Louis Science Center (5050 Oakland Avenue; 314-289-4400). Brooke Foster gives you an anatomy lesson on the show's makeup here.
Soo Good: Haven't been to this year's Best Chinese Restaurant? Well, In Soo (8423 Olive Boulevard; 314-997-7473) is the real deal down to the unexpected hug (or firm pat on the shoulder) from owner In Soo Jung. Try the always-tender Mongolian beef, the sweet and crispy eggplant or the hot-and-sour soup.
How About the Z-list?: Take away Carrot Top's props, give him tits and voilà -- Kathy Griffin. But seriously, comedians could care less if you laugh at them; they just want you to laugh, period. And you might tonight at the Touhill Performing Arts Center (1 University Drive at Natural Bridge Road; 314-516-4949) when Griffin wows the crowd from 8 to 10 p.m. with her D-list stories of fame and failure. Ticket prices range from $35 to $50.
Oktoberfest, Round Two: Oom-pah over to Grant's Farm (10501 Gravois Road; 314-843-1700) or to Vintner's Cellar Custom Winery (973 Waterbury Falls Drive, O'Fallon; 636-300-9960) for another weekend celebrating German heritage. The festival at Grant's Farm promises German music, dancing and costumes with shows just about every hour starting at 10 a.m. -- last one's at 4 p.m. And there's no admission; just $8 to park. Vintner's bash will try and win you over with free massages, wine tastings, music and free balloons for the kiddos.
Balancing Act: Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance sounds like twisted adventure through family dysfunction. Paul Friswold gets down to the nitty gritty here, then consider heading to the new Gaslight Theatre (358 North Boyle Avenue) for the St. Louis Actors' Studio's production at 8 p.m. Admission is $15 to $20; for more information call 314-458-2978.
Dance Dance India: It's the last day to catch A Magical Gala of Indian Dance at the Edison Theatre on the Washington University campus (6445 Forsyth Boulevard; 314-997-0911). For $15 to $20 experience "An Incantation of Incarnation: The Ten Wondrous Lives of Vishnu," a performance put together by local dance companies and much more at 3 p.m. Paul Friswold has further details on this 30th anniversary celebration here.
Hop to It: Join the members of Art Saint Louis for the First Annual Hops Art at the Schlafly Tap Room (2100 Locust Street; 314-241-2337) for an intimate afternoon with local artists. From 3:30 to 7 p.m. watch a digital slide show of works from area artists, take part in a silent auction and feast on a buffet-style dinner courtesy of Schlafly's chefs. Do make reservations in advance by calling 314-241-4810, but you can pay the $35-per-person fee at the door.
Would you like some tunes with that? Check out Annie's weekend round-up on A to Z.
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