Best Bets: 'Cendrillon,' the Last Saturday, Big Fat Gay Garage Sale, Muny Magic, WerQfest

Best Bets: 'Cendrillon,' the Last Saturday, Big Fat Gay Garage Sale, Muny Magic, WerQfest

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The Metropolitan Opera: Massenet’s ‘Cendrillon’

When Available for streaming from 6:30 p.m. Saturday to 5:30 p.m. Sunday • Where metopera.orgHow much Free • More info

The Met is making one opera per day available for free streaming for as long as the house is dark. Saturday’s offering is an utterly charming production of a French retelling of the Cinderella story, Jules Massenet’s “Cendrillon.” It stars the delightful mezzo-soprano Joyce di Donato in the title role, mezzo Alice Coote in the trouser role of Prince Charming, soprano Kathleen Kim as the Fairy Godmother, mezzo Stephanie Blythe as Madame de la Haltière, Cendrillon’s stepmother, and Laurent Naouri as Pandolfe, her browbeaten father. Laurent Pelly’s staging will have you reviewing your French vocabulary — in a good way. Bertrand de Billy conducts this 2018 performance. By Sarah Bryan Miller

The Monocle Patio Concert Series

When 6:30 p.m. Saturday • Where The Monocle, 4510 Manchester Avenue • How much $15 • More info

A night of comedy, magic and dance with Sympho Mubano, Violet Le Fae, Amanda Lindsey is on tap as part of the Monocle Patio Concert Series. Their tour was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, but they’re managing to pull off this date in St. Louis. Masks are required for entry. By Kevin C. Johnson

The Last Saturday with Agile One and Friends, DJ Nico Marie

When 9 p.m. Saturday • Where The Last Rooftop at the Last Hotel, 1501 Washington Avenue • How much Sold out • More info

Looking for that chilled-out rooftop vibe with the perfect soundtrack? Try the Last Saturdays, taking place at the Last Hotel. The kickoff for the event features Agile One and Friends, which could open the door to any number of DJ surprises. The free event is sold out because of its limited capacity with social distancing, but the fun will be livestreamed; a link for the stream will be available Saturday. The event is presented by the Soulition. By Kevin C. Johnson

Big Fat Gay Garage Sale

When 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday • Where St. Paul United Church of Christ, 3510 Giles Avenue • How much Free to enter • More info

If you’ve been spending the quarantine purging knickknacks, that means you’ve cleared space to acquire new knickknacks. The Gateway Men’s Chorus hosts its inaugural Big Fat Gay Garage Sale. Precautions will be taken to keep guests safe: Masks and social distancing will be required, the capacity will be limited to 100 shoppers, traffic will flow in one direction through the venue and handling of merchandise will be limited. By Gabe Hartwig



When 5:30 p.m. Sunday • Where werqfest.comHow much Donations accepted • More info

WerQfest, described as a “digital festival celebrating black queer art and community in St. Louis using the power of entertainment to amplify organizations and voices in the community,” debuts Sunday night. It will stream from the Grandel into your home. WerQfest is presented and headlined by singer Tre G (in conjunction with Shelton Boyd) and also features Paige Alyssa, Bates, DJ Hood Bunnny, Golliday, Asa the Artist, Jalisa Renay, 6MR J.J., Cor.ece and Cheyenne Devereaux. Lauron Linnae will host. Donations will be accepted during the event, and profits benefit Williams and Associates Inc. and Queer and Trans People of Color of St. Louis. By Kevin C. Johnson


The Wizard of Oz, 98th season of The Muny

Danielle Bowen in the Muny's 2016 production of "The Wizard of Oz"

‘Muny Magic in Your Home: Our Leading Ladies’

When 8:15 p.m. Monday and Thursday • Where much Free • More info

The latest installment in the Muny’s online summer series, “Muny Magic in Your Home,” spotlights Danielle Bowen, Ali Ewoldt, Stephanie Gibson and Elena Shaddow performing tributes to past Muny luminaries including Shirley Jones, Ethel Merman and Bernadette Peters. The program debuts Monday evening at with an encore presentation Thursday. By Calvin Wilson

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