Best Bets: August 15-21

‘The Two Noble Kinsmen’

OPERA

WHAT: Wagner’s “Die Walküre”

WHEN: 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday (and Aug. 23-24)

WHERE: Union Avenue Opera, 733 Union Boulevard, St. Louis

HOW MUCH: $32-$52; $15 student rush (15 minutes prior to showtime)

THE 411: UAO’s four-year journey through Dove’s reduction of Wagner’s “Ring” cycle continues with the second installment, “Die Walküre,” featuring his famous “Ride of the Valkyries;” the opera will be enhanced by video projections befitting its magnificent grandeur. (Presented in German)

MORE INFO:314-361-2881 or www.unionavenueopera.org

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THEATER

WHAT: St. Louis Shakespeare presents “The Two Noble Kinsman”

WHEN: 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, through Aug. 25

WHERE: Washington University South Campus Theatre (formerly CBC High School), 6501 Clayton Road

HOW MUCH:$15-$25

THE 411: In the last play that Shakespeare was involved in writing, two young cousins, best friends and dutiful soldiers, fall in love with the same woman.

MORE INFO: 314.361.5664 or www.stlshakespeare.org


 

FUN ON BICYCLES

WHAT: Moonlight Ramble

WHEN: 12:01 a.m. Sunday (registration starts at 9 p.m. Saturday)

WHERE: Busch Stadium Parking Lot C (at the corner of 8th and Cerre streets on the southwest corner of Busch Stadium)

HOW MUCH: $25-$50 adults, $10 children ages 5-15

411: This annual tradition, dubbed the “World’s Original Nighttime Bike Ride” attracts thousands of riders each year. The event includes a leisurely bike ride through the streets of St. Louis, a vendor area, entertainment, a commemorative event shirt (that glows in the dark) and an after-ride party with snacks and drinks.

MORE INFO: www.moonlightramble.com

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