Other happenings | Nov. 16, 2009

Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival

Nov. 12-22 at various theaters across the city, including the Tivoli, the Hi-Pointe and the St. Louis Art Museum. The 18th annual festival features movies from all over the globe and of all levels of notoriety; films range from up-and-coming relative no-names to ones starring Robert Di Niro and Drew Barrymore. Tickets are $10 a show.

Film Festival Closing Party

Nov. 22 at Eclipse, 6177 Delmar Blvd., starting at 8 p.m.
A mixer with some of the films’ writers and directors, as well as film fanatics. Admission is free, and there is a cash bar.

The Greatest Show on Earth

Nov. 18 at The Big Bang, 807 Second St., starting at 7:30 p.m.
Come celebrate The Big Bang’s eighth birthday with a circus-themed party that will include carnival food and activities and great music. There is no cover and plenty of drink specials.

Macy’s Holiday Festival of Lights

Nov. 20 at Kiener Plaza and Memorial Park downtown, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Welcome the start of the holiday
season with lights and fireworks displays.