There are plenty of opportunities to get out of the house this weekend, whether you're raising money for local schools at a formal auction or a bowling alley, or enjoying some theatre.
- by Affton Centerstage
When/Where: 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25 and Saturday, Feb. 26, at Crestwood Court, 109 Crestwood Plz
Why Go: How often do you get to witness a murder during dinner, and gather clues over dessert? Hopefully not often.
Pricing: $25, includes dinner and a show. Cash bar available as well.
When/Where: 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, at Two Hearts Banquet Center, 4532 S Lindbergh Blvd.
Why Go: Gather some friends and help support Providence Classical Christian Academy. Bid on such items as a B&B getaway, crates of fine wine and sports tickets, while enjoying complimentary wine and a formal dinner.
Pricing: $50 per person, $100 for a couple. Sponsorship packages including tickets, plus advertisements in the auction catalog are also available.
- for Seven Holy Founders
When/Where: 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at Sunset Lanes
Why Go: You want to support a local school, but a black tie event isn't your cup of tea. Cosmic bowling offers black lights, fog machines and dance music, and is always fun with a group of friends.
- by Webster University Conservatory of Theatre Arts
When/Where: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24 - Saturday, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday. Presented at Loretto-Hilton Center, 130 Edgar Rd, Webster Groves
Why Go: It is a story of eight unlikely romances in a remote (imaginary) town in Maine. Webster University describes the play as, "By turns touching, comic, warm, gentle and altogether surprising."
Pricing: $12 for general public, $6 for senior and students
When/Where: 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26 at Affton Elks Lodge, 6334 Heege Rd.
Why Go: Your week wouldn't be complete without a trivia night, and this one is raising money for Affton High School.
Pricing: $160 for a team of 8