25 November Events You Don't Want to Miss in St. Louis

Give thanks for creative events, fun festivals and cool concerts taking place in November.

Feeding Beatrice

Nov. 1-17

The world premiere of this play by Kirsten Greenidge promises to keep the spirit of Halloween alive. June and Laurie have a new house guest, and she is ravenously hungry. The try their best to keep her fed, but she always demands more. What will it cost to finally exorcise Beatrice from their lives for good? The Repertory Theatre St. Louis.

Día de los Muertos

Nov. 2-3

Celebrate the Day of the Dead presented in partnership with Hispanic Festival, Inc. See altars, live music, dance performances and more and learn about the true meaning on this holiday. Missouri History Museum.

Chili Cook Off

Nov. 3

Taste unlimited samples of chili from 12 different restaurants and then vote for your favorite. Alpha Brewing Co.

Jewish Book Festival

Nov. 3-17

This festival celebrates Jewish books and authors. This year, the keynote speaker is Isaac Mizrahi, discussing his new memoir “I.M.: A Memoir,” which offers a poignant look back on his life growing up gay in a Syrian Jewish Orthodox family. Multiple venues.

Nick Offerman

Nov. 7  

The “Parks and Recreation” star brings his stand-up comedy to St. Louis. Stifel Theatre.

International Film Festival

Nov. 7-17

Screen international films, documentaries, indie films and shorts at this festival. See Oscar contenders and films across genres, from horror to comedy and musicals. Multiple venues.

The Chainsmokers

Nov. 8

The pop/EDM duo head on tour in support of their upcoming album. Enterprise Center

The Chainsmokers (©Jack Fordyce/Shutterstock.com)

Blues Traveler

Nov. 9

The folk/Southern rock band heads on tour to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their platinum-selling album “Four.” The Pageant.

Science Uncorked 

Nov. 9 

Explore the science and chemistry behind wine. Sample over 80 different wines and spirits and enjoy small plates, science demonstrations, live music and more. 21-plus only. St. Louis Science Center.

Charlie Daniels Band

Nov. 9-10

The devil comes down to St. Louis. See the Grammy-winning country/Southern rock legend on “The Down Went Down to Georgia” 40th anniversary tour. River City Casino

Russian Circles with Windhand

Nov. 11  

The instrumental rock band heads on tour in support of their new album “Blood Year” with support from Windhand. Delmar Hall.

Russian Circles (©Graeme J. Baty/Shutterstock.com)


Nov. 14

The Grammy-nominated band celebrates the 20th anniversary of their platinum-selling album “Make Yourself.” Stifel Theatre.

Incubus (©Christian Bertrand/Shutterstock.com)

Currents 117: Dave Hullfish Bailey

Opens Nov. 15  

Artist Dave Hullfish Bailey examines the Missouri River watershed and the aquifers of the High Plains in the latest installment of this contemporary art series. He investigates the connections between art, geography and the environment to illuminate the relationship between water scarcity and human exploitation of natural resources. St. Louis Art Museum.

Dave Hullfish Bailey, American, born 1963; “Untitled,” 2019; archival pigment print; Courtesy of the artist. (©Dave Hullfish Bailey)


Nov. 15-17

See the international percussion sensation use everything but typical percussion instruments to create electric musical rhythms. Fabulous Fox Theatre.

St. Louis Classic Tattoo Expo

Nov. 15-17

Celebrate the American Classic style of tattooing at this expo, and maybe get some ink yourself! 811 N. 9th St.

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

Nov. 20-21

See a spectacular touring production of the Nutcracker performed by the Moscow Ballet. Fabulous Fox Theatre.

Sister Hazel

Nov. 21

The platinum-selling Southern rock band tours in support of their new EP “Earth,” the final installment in their compilation series entitled “Elements.” Delmar Hall

Hobo Johnson

Nov. 22

The hip hop/spoken word artist famous for his viral Tiny Desk submission heads on tour in support of his new album. The Pageant.

Hobo Johnson (©Jade Ehlers)


Nov. 22

The psychedelic rock band heads out on tour in support of their new album “No Comfort.” Fubar.

Ameren Missouri Festival of Lights

Nov. 23 

Ring in the Christmas season with a tree lighting, fireworks finale and ice-skating rink. Kiener Plaza Park.

Garden Glow

Opens Nov. 23 

See the beauty of the Missouri Botanical Garden enhanced by over one million lights as it is transformed into a winter wonderland. Besides the beautiful light displays, visitors will enjoy interactive photo opportunities, traditional holiday music, delicious food and drinks and more. This family-friendly event is the perfect way to kick off the Christmas season! Ticket purchase includes admission to the Gardenland Express Holiday Flower and Train show. Family night on Nov. 27. 

Garden Glow (©Mary Lou Olson)

Black Mountain

Nov. 26

The Canadian psychedelic rock band heads on tour in support of their new album “Destroyer.” Blueberry Hill

Black Mountain (©Magdalena Wosinska)

Thanksgiving Day Parade

Nov. 28  

See musical floats, helium balloons, antique cars, marching bands and more parade down Market Street, Downtown, starting at 8:45 am.

The Nutcracker

Nov. 29-Dec. 1

Nothing signals the start of the Christmas season more than the Nutcracker. Watch the St. Louis Ballet bring the story to life. Touhill Performing Arts Center.

The Nutcracker (©Pratt Kreidich/Courtesy Saint Louis Ballet)


Nov. 30

This surf rock band’s music will make you feel as if you are relaxing on a beach. They head on tour in support of their new album “Lahs.” Blueberry Hill.