When: Fri., Jan. 1, 6 p.m. 2016
Are you quietly and steadily surveilling your coworkers? Do you know what's going on in your neighborhood before it happens? Do you have a cloak and a fake mustache and a kit of gadgets always at the ready? If so, you sound like a spy in training (and like someone who needs a better outlet, to be honest) that makes you an excellent candidate to attend Mission: Impossible, the free spy-themed First Friday event at the Saint Louis Science Center (5050 Oakland Avenue; 314-289-4400 or www.slsc.org). You'll be able to watch the evening's namesake film starring Tom Cruise for free at 10 p.m. (tickets can be picked up beginning at 6 p.m.). Plus, you can get some comedic inspiration from episodes of Get Smart at 9 p.m., learn some Spy 101 at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m., and participate in the Celebrity Mole challenge throughout the night. Oh, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be playing in the OMNIMAX Theater at 6 and 8:30 p.m., in case you need to surveil that as well ($13.50 to $15.50).
Price: free admission