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Here are a few of our staff picks for things to do Sept. 9-15.


Interpol, Spoon, the Goon Sax

When 7 p.m. Sept. 9 • Where Stifel Theatre, 1400 Market Street • How much $31 • More info

Rock bands Interpol and Spoon have pulled it together for the new “Lights, Camera, Factions Tour.” Spoon’s latest album is “Lucifer on the Sofa”; Interpol’s latest is “The Other Side of Make-Believe.” By Kevin C. Johnson

Michael Buble performs at the Enterprise Center

Michael Bublé performs March 22, 2019, at Enterprise Center.

Michael Bublé

When 8 p.m. Sept. 9 • Where Enterprise Center, 1401 Clark Avenue • How much $45-$145 • More info

Crooner Michael Bublé brings his smooth vocals to Enterprise Center this weekend on the heels on his latest album, “Higher.” The album includes covers of songs by artists such as Paul McCartney, Sam Cooke and Willie Nelson. Bublé recently presented his own version of Olivia Rodrigo’s “Driver’s License” featuring the BBC Concert Orchestra. Fans can tag TikTok videos with #MBHigherTour for a chance to be featured on the big screen at the show. By Kevin C. Johnson

Luke Bryan at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

Luke Bryan performs Aug. 19, 2021, at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre.

Luke Bryan, Riley Green, Mitchell Tenpenny

When 7 p.m. Sept. 9 • Where Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, 14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights • How much $51-$149 • More info

Country superstar Luke Bryan returns to St. Louis for another good time at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, where he also performed in 2021. Bryan’s latest album is “Born Here Live Here Die Here,” featuring “Knockin’ Boots” and “What She Wants Tonight.” His latest single is “Country On.” Also on the bill are Riley Green and Mitchell Tenpenny. By Kevin C. Johnson

St. Louis Art Fair

When 5-10 p.m. Sept. 9, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sept. 10, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 11 • Where Downtown Clayton • How much Free • More info

Food, drinks, music and artist booths combine for an irresistible 29th annual St. Louis Art Fair. Whether browsing or buying, visitors will see plenty of fine art, jewelry, fabric creations and more from more than 180 artists. Children have their own hands-on area, and this year there will also be chalk art and floral installations. Find more festivals and art fairs in our fall arts guide, which begins on Page 11. By Jane Henderson

‘A Chorus Line’

When Sept. 9-Oct. 9; performance times vary • Where Kirkwood Performing Arts Center, 210 East Monroe Avenue, Kirkwood • How much $51-$76 • More info

Stages St. Louis presents the legendary, Pulitzer Prize-winning musical about dancers looking for their big break, in what may be their last chance. With a score including the songs “One” and “What I Did For Love.” By Calvin Wilson


Polo G

When 8 p.m. Sept. 10 • Where Chaifetz Arena, 1 South Compton Avenue • How much $44.50-$74.50 • More info

“Pop Out” rapper Polo G headlines a new tour coming to Chaifetz Arena. Since 2019, the prolific Chicago artist has released three albums, including “Hall of Fame” (2021), which features Nicki Minaj, Lil Durk, Lil Wayne, Dababy, Young Thug, Roddy Ricch and others. By Kevin C. Johnson

Traveling Chamber Concerts

When 7 p.m. Sept. 10 • Where Epiphany of Our Lord Catholic Church, 6596 Smiley Avenue • How much Free • More info 314-533-7662;

Cathedral Concerts’ series of traveling chamber concerts continues with two performances this weekend: The first is 7 p.m. Sept. 10 at Epiphany of Our Lord Catholic Church and the second at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 11 at St. Joseph Church, 1355 Motherhead Road in Cottleville. The program includes Mozart’s String Quartet No. 15 and Brahms’ String Quartet No. 2. The featured players are violinists Kristin Ahlstrom and Eva Kozma, violist Shannon Farrell Williams and cellist Bjorn Ranheim. By Daniel Durchholz

Australian Pink Floyd

Australian Pink Floyd

Australian Pink Floyd

When 8 p.m. Sept. 10 • Where The Factory, 17105 North Outer 40 Road, Chesterfield • How much $39-$79 • More info

When it comes to a Pink Floyd tribute, there are a few ways to ensure you’ll get what you need. There’s Brit Floyd, El Monstero (St. Louis’ most ambitious tribute act) and Australian Pink Floyd, which has been described as the gold standard. Australian Pink Floyd has sold more than 4 million tickets worldwide, with shows that feature lasers, lights, animation, inflatables and more. By Kevin C. Johnson

Twenty One Pilots, Peter McPoland

When 8 p.m. Sept. 10 • Where Enterprise Center, 1401 Clark Avenue • How much $36-$126 • More info

It’s always a big deal when alternative hip-hop/pop duo Twenty One Pilots hits the road. And luckily for St. Louis fans, the tours typically land here. Twenty One Pilots’ latest album is “Scaled and Icy” featuring “Shy Away,” “Choker” and “Saturday.” The tour also includes Peter McPoland. By Kevin C. Johnson

‘Big Splash’

When Sept. 10-Oct. 8; hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday • Where Norton’s Fine Art and Framing, 2025 South Big Bend Boulevard • How much Free • More info

The St. Louis Watercolor Society is hosting its 25th annual membership awards exhibition, which includes the work of more than 80 local artists. All paintings are for sale, and they encompass a variety of subjects, styles and prices. The society formed in 1996 and now has more than 200 members. The group meets monthly and hosts workshops and exhibitions. By Valerie Schremp Hahn


Michael W. Twitty

When 7 p.m. Sept. 13 • Where JCC, 2 Millstone Campus Drive • How much $40-$55, includes 1-2 tickets and copy of book; event is included with JCC’s premier pass • More info;

The James Beard Award-winning author of “The Cooking Gene” now discusses the links between Jewish and soul food. An African American Jew, Michael W. Twitty told “‘Koshersoul’ is a braid of food memoir, culinary history, recipes, my personal vulnerabilities, confessions, and conversations with people.” By Jane Henderson

Jamey Johnson, Blackberry Smoke

When 7 p.m. Sept. 13 • Where St. Louis Music Park, 750 Casino Center Drive, Maryland Heights • How much $24-$79 • More info

Jamey Johnson and Blackberry Smoke come to St. Louis Music Park to make up for a recently postponed date. “I don’t know what I’m going to do until I am standing there doing it,” Johnson says of his live shows. “That is a freedom I have enjoyed ever since I began doing this — the ability to try something new. You’ll see me do a lot of my songs, including my old stuff.” By Kevin C. Johnson


Odesza, Sylvan Esso, Elderbrook, NASAYA

When 6:30 p.m. Sept. 14 • Where Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, 14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights • How much $29-$179 • More info

Electronic music act Odesza is billed as one of the first electronic acts of its kind to embark on an amphitheater tour of this stature. The show features a new set and visuals and is the act’s biggest to date. “We can’t wait to share this full-length project with you, along with our new show. It’s been a long time coming,” the band said in a statement. “The Last Goodbye” is Odesza’s first album since “A Moment Apart” (2017) and features “The Last Goodbye,” “Better Now” and “Love Letter.” By Kevin C. Johnson

'RuPaul's Drag Race: Werq the World' at the Pageant

Bob the Drag Queen on Sept. 14, 2018, at the Pageant.

Bob the Drag Queen, Monét X Change

When 8 p.m. Sept. 14 • Where The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard • How much $40-$101 • More info

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” has launched a universe of TV series and touring performances. The “Sibling Rivalry Tour” reunites previous competitors Bob the Drag Queen and Monét X Change for a show that includes a lip-sync battle, costume changes and more. By Kevin C. Johnson


Bowser Birthday Bash

When Sept. 15 • Where Gateway Arch visitor center • How much Free • More info 877-982-1410;

You couldn’t get to the top of the Gateway Arch without Dick Bowser, and Gateway Arch National Park will celebrate him on his 101st birthday. Bowser died in 2003 at age 82, but he is credited with inventing the structure’s tram ride. He was a second-generation elevator manufacturer and was given just two weeks to come up with a design, a daunting task because of the narrowing curve of the Arch. The party includes cupcakes, ranger talks throughout the day, talks with tram mechanics at 1 p.m. and other activities. By Valerie Schremp Hahn

St. Louis Works

When 6 p.m. Sept. 15 • Where Enterprise Holdings Pavilion at Shaw Park, 27 South Brentwood Boulevard, Clayton • How much Free • More info 314-941-6309;

St. Louis Symphony Orchestra conductor laureate Leonard Slatkin conducts the musicians of the Chamber Music Society in a free concert featuring the music of Wagner, Elgar and Leroy Anderson. The emcee is Julie Schuster of Classic 107.3. By Daniel Durchholz

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