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.
No Junk in This Trunk: Head to Neiman Marcus at Plaza Frontenac (1701 South Lindbergh Boulevard, Frontenac; 314-567-9811) today for the Spring 2008 Designer Sportswear trunk show (“sportswear” means non-formal attire) to see the latest from Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, Roberto Cavalli and more. Modernist Madness, a free event on the department store's second floor, provides complimentary power and protein bars, vitamin H20, and iced cappuccinos from noon to 6 p.m.
Photo Hunt: A St. Louis native now living overseas in Munich, Germany, took family vacation photos from Germany, Greece and St. Louis and paired each up with random sentences cut out of books and magazines. By juxtaposing seemingly makeshift captions with his cherished pictures, Ken Brown created an interesting amalgam of the sentimental and silliness in art. Catch the 6-to-9 p.m. free opening reception for Ken Brown: Snapshots at the Philip Slein Gallery (1319 Washington Avenue; 314-621-4634) tonight, or stop by during regular gallery hours (11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday). This show runs through Saturday, March 29.
The Shear Enjoyment: Sorry, open spots to have your head shaved for charity are all booked. That doesn't mean you can't come by Helen Fitzgerald's Grill & Pub (3650 South Lindbergh Boulevard, Sunset Hills; 314-984-0026) to watch others lose their locks. From noon to 8 p.m., eight Metro Design Studio stylists clip, cut, trim and shave until all of the volunteers' heads are as sparkling and bald as Mr. Clean's. Funds raised go to St. Baldrick's Foundation, a group that raises awareness and funds to cure kids' cancer. At last year's Helen Fitzgerald event, the charity raised more than $224,000, making it one of the top ten most successful fundraisers St. Baldrick's had in the previous two years.
Wanna Be on Top?: Become Oprah Jr.'s sidekick on Cycle 1,293 of the favorite bulimia-anorexia showdown that is America's Next Top Model. No, Tyra won't be handpicking the supermodels during the ANTM audition, happening from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Louis Union Station (1820 Market Street; 314-421-6655), but she will be there in spirit to scrutinize every ungraceful pose. Be one of the first 150 girls to enter for a videotaped audition, which includes a strenuous stroll down the catwalk and a taxing interview. Check in the mirror to make sure you are between the ages of 18 and 27 and at least five-feet, seven-inches tall. Fill out a registration form at www.cw11tv.com, and bring it with you, ladies!
Before You Croak: If that silly commercial with the Bud-wei-ser croaking frogs marks the last time you came in contact with an amphibian, get yourself to Conservation for Critters. Anna Teekell gives you further instructions here.
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