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.
Mat Time: In the aftermath of yesterday's gluttonous affair, Southtown Yoga (3719 South Kingshighway; 314-353-1004) offers a bonus class today to give thanks to the body. This two-hour, $15 class centering on aiding digestion and the release of toxins will have you feeling one step closer to fully mended by 1 p.m.
How Big's Your Stocking?: Sidestep the flailing sale shoppers by scooting to Clarksville, Missouri, for Stuff Your Stock'n -- a weekend chock-full of artists, wine, music and tinsel-coated trees. Through Sunday, experience small-town fun every day, Friday, noon to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Red Hot: Surely you've recovered from Wednesday's binge drinking and Thursday's face-stuffing by 4 p.m. That's when newly appointed see-and-be-seen destination, Red Restaurant and Lounge (1130 Washington Avenue; 314-588-7864), kicks off its weekday happy hour. With $2 domestic beers, $3 bottle imports and drafts and select cocktails on the cheap, you'll be set until 7 p.m.
Shell-shocked: Drop by Mad Art (2727 South 12th Street; 314-771-8230) for a variety show that promises to be not just another ubiquitous burlesque act. Yes, an adults-only "Country Christmas" hosted by The Bombshell Betties might get Santa on the naughty list. Hit up holiday-spirit wrangler Paul Friswold.
Game on: Whether you're rooting for KU or MU, hustle to The Church Key (4127 Manchester Avenue; 314-601-3828), voted Best New Bar this year, to watch the much-anticipated battle on a 14-foot projector. Game time is at 7 p.m. and drink specials include $2 domestic bottles from 6 to 9 and $2 PBR all night long.
Rock & Roll: While football players rush and tackle, another rough-and-tough match will be under way -- The Arch Rival Rollergirls Championship. These badasses on wheels, featured last year in the RFT, face off at 7:30 p.m. at All American Sports Mall (11133 Lindbergh Business Court; 314-487-4625). Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door.
Laces Out: Still on a sports high? More grunting and punting is on the schedule when the glorious Rams -- coming off a two-game winning streak, mind you -- take on the Seattle Seahawks at noon inside the Edward Jones Dome (701 Convention Plaza; 314-342-5201). Get tickets, priced $35 to $100, from Ticketmaster.
Fir Lovers: Although the iconic Christmas tree has been the center of controversy in recent years, that won't stop pine enthusiasts from flocking to Celebration of Trees at the St. Charles Convention Center (1 Convention Center Plaza, St. Charles; 636-669-3000) from noon to 4 p.m. Want to know more? Check out Alison Sieloff's write-up here.
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