Best Bets: April 10-16


WHAT:   ThurtenE Carnival

WHEN:   4-8 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday & Sunday

WHERE: In front of Brookings Hall, across from Forest Park, on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis. 

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HOW MUCH:  $25 wristband night on Friday allows for unlimited rides; admission is free but rides and attractions will cost you

T HE 411:  The ThurtenE Carnival is the oldest and largest student run carnival in the nation and feature rides, student groups, creative facades, concessions (including kosher food at the Chabad concession) and more.



WHAT: Billy Joel 

WHEN: 8 p.m. Friday

WHERE:  Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Street, St. Louis

HOW MUCH: $49.50-$119.50

THE 411: The concert will the Piano Man’s first appearance here since 2009 and his first solo date since 2007. It also marks the 20-year milestone since he headlined the first concert at the arena (then Kiel Center) in 1994. Having sold over 150 million albums globally, his music has remained among the most popular in the world. The singer/songwriter/composer is the sixth best-selling recording artist of all time and the third best-selling solo artist. 

MORE INFO:  314-231-4455 or


WHAT: Chelsea Handler

WHEN:  2 p.m. book signing, 8 p.m. show, Saturday

WHERE: Left Bank Books, 321 N. 10th Street, St. Louis, and at Scottrade Center

HOW MUCH: $30 book signing, includes copy of “Uganda Be Kidding Me”; $46.50-$72 show

THE 411:  The comedian, author and talk show host brings her “Uganda Be Kidding Me Live” tour to Scottrade Center, with an afternoon stop to sign her book at Left Bank downtown.

MORE INFO:  To purchase tickets for book signing, go to A ticket must be purchased in order to enter the signing line. For show, call 314- 231-4455 or