Things to Do in St. Louis_Harlem Globetrotters 2023 World Tour at Enterprise

15 Things to Do in St. Louis This January

Wednesday December 7, 2022

By Rachel Huffman

By Rachel Huffman

The fun doesn’t stop after the holidays. Here’s our roundup of electrifying events to start the new year off right.

January 6 to 9

Mark your calendar! A new and expanded version of The Glowy Snowy Day is coming to the Missouri History Museum. Presented by The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, A Glowy Snowy Day Experience is an outdoor, drive-through spectacle filled with giant, illuminated puppets and glow-in-the-dark scenery, set to a podcast that tells the story of Peter, a young boy playing outside with his friends during the season’s first snow. This revolutionary family event is an adaptation of the beloved classic children’s book The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats.

January 7

The world-famous, endlessly entertaining Harlem Globetrotters will play two games at Enterprise Center on Jan. 7, sharing the art of basketball with all through an inclusive experience. Putting on a show like no other, your favorite Globetrotter stars will bring their amazing basketball skills, outrageous athleticism and comedic stunts to the court. Cheer them on as they play the Washington Generals, who will stop at nothing to defeat the world’s winningest team.

Endangered Wolf Center Mexican gray wolves
Photo by Michelle Steinmeyer | Endangered Wolf Center

January 7 and 21

The Endangered Wolf Center in Eureka offers guided howls for an exhilarating and education evening. During the nighttime howls, you’ll learn about wolf communication. Education coordinator Jimmy Parsons can imitate each howl, and you might be lucky enough to hear the wolves howl back. You can also take a deep dive into the Endangered Wolf Center’s astounding legacy, as it’s spent 50 years working to dispel the negative imagery of wolves and promote the conservation of Mexican wolves and American red wolves, among other endangered species of canids.

January 11 to 29

As part of its 46th season, The St. Louis Black Repertory Company presents Death of a Salesman. The classic story of traveling salesman Willy Loman and his family explores the disillusionment of the American Dream and the toll it takes on all aspects of life. When Willy faces the end of his career without much to show for it, he begins to lose his grip on reality. His wife, Linda, and sons, Biff and Happy, are struggling to survive in the same crumbling world, each desperately trying to reach a version of happiness that proves elusive.

Things to Do in St. Louis_St. Louis Auto Show

January 13 to 16

Ready, set, go! It’s time to gear up for the future. Whether you’re a car enthusiast or not, everyone will find something that interests them at the St. Louis Auto Show. As the largest automobile event in the St. Louis area, the show features more than 500 new cars, pickup trucks and SUVs from more than 25 manufactures – and they’ll all be parked under one roof. This year, you can preview the latest models, learn about new safety technology and marvel at some of the world’s most expensive vehicles, all without the pressure of making a purchase.

January 14 to 16

The Missouri History Museum will host an in-person program to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. People of all ages are invited to participate in meaningful conversations on race and social justice, youth activism workshops, craft workshops, storytelling sessions and movement activities. Throughout the weekend, there will also be various service opportunities, and on Sunday, there will be a keynote address, a musical performance and an all-levels yoga class set to live gospel music.

Things to Do in St. Louis_Les Miserables at The Fabulous Fox

January 17 to 22

One of the world’s most popular musicals to this day, Les Misérables comes to The Fabulous Fox from Jan. 17 to 22. Set in Paris in the 19th century, Les Misérables tells an enthralling tale of broken dreams, unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption – a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. The magnificent score includes “I Dreamed a Dream,” “On My Own” and “One Day More,” and the current staging has been hailed as “Les Mis for the 21st Century” by HuffPost and “A Reborn Dream of a Production” by The Daily Telegraph.

Things to Do in St. Louis_Somi Kakoma

January 21

Fresh from her triumphant performance as South African musical legend and activist Miriam Makeba in The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis’ production of Dreaming Zenzile, Somi Kakoma will perform at The Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries as part of its efforts to bring music from around the globe to the St. Louis arts scene. The vocalist, composer and writer is the daughter of Rwandan and Ugandan immigrants, and she discovered her musical identity while traversing the cultural bridge between Africa and America. That sense of discovery continues to guide her career, in which she has already forged a signature sound. She also channels the jazz, soul and other musical genres of her roots in moving performances such as this.

January 21

Since 1970, when the St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks became part of the same division in the NHL, they’ve had one of the most intense rivalries in the league. On Jan. 21, the two teams face off at Enterprise Center, where you might see a brawl break out. Can’t make it to this game? Check out the Blues’ complete home schedule.

Things to Do in St. Louis_St. Louis Monster Jam Stadium Championship Series Red

January 21 & 22

The most unexpected, unscripted and unforgettable motorsports experience in the world returns to The Dome at America’s Center. Monster Jam offers an adrenaline-charged weekend when world-champion athletes and their 12,000-pound monster trucks tear up the dirt in a wide-open competition of speed and skill. The excitement begins at the Monster Jam Pit Party, where fans can see the massive trucks up-close, meet the drivers and crews, get autographs, take photos and enjoy a variety of family-friendly activities. Then, the all-out racing in fierce head-to-head battles begins, with the champion receiving an automatic bid to the prestigious Monster Jam World Finals.


January 24 to February 5

Divorced. Beheaded. Died. Divorced. Beheaded. Survived. From Tudor queens to pop princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII are remixing 500 years of historical heartbreak. Six is an exuberant celebration of 21st century girl power, and the new original musical has become a global sensation. We promise that you’ll be entertained – and you might even lose your head over it.

January 26 to February 12

The Sound Inside, which opened on Broadway in 2019 to rave reviews, is a gripping drama centered on Bella Baird, a brilliant Ivy League professor, Christopher Dunn, a mysterious student, and a troubling favor. When Bella begins to mentor the brilliant but enigmatic Christopher, the two form an unexpectedly intense bond. As their lives and the stories that they tell about themselves become intertwined in unpredictable ways, Bella makes a surprising request of Christopher that neither knows if he can fulfill. Brimming with suspense, Adam Rapp’s riveting play explores the limits of what one person can ask of another.

January 27 to 29

For 45 years, the STL RV Travel Show has been the go-to place to shop for a new RV, trade up to your dream RV or simply learn about the joys of RV travel. Presented by the Midwest Gateway RV Dealers Association, the show introduces the public to the freedom, flexibility and fun of the RV lifestyle. Attendees can see more than 300 RVs, highlighting state-of-the-art RV technology, streamline designs, the latest accessories, RV parts and services as well as top travel destinations, including campgrounds. Almost every style of recreational vehicle will be featured – think motor homes, sport utility trailers, van campers and more.

Things to Do in St. Louis_Owl Prowls at the World Bird Sanctuary

Select evenings through March

Walk on the wild side at the World Bird Sanctuary. During its Owl Prowls, you can meet the amazing birds that fly by moonlight. Held on select evenings from November through March every year, Owl Prowls offer an exciting opportunity to learn more about the intriguing life of owls from a naturalist. Come face-to-face with live owls, take an easy night hike across the grounds and try to call to an owl in the wild. Hoot. Hoot. This month, there are Owl Prowls on Jan. 20, 21 and 28, plus an adult-only Owl Prowl on Jan. 27.

Until February 11

The 2022 Photography Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Exhibition features photographic masterworks from the esteemed photographers who comprise the 2022 class of Hall of Fame Inductees and Awardees. At the exhibition, you’ll see photographs by Edward Burtynsky, Chester Higgins, Graciela Iturbide, Helen Levitt, Danny Lyon, Sarah Moon and Kyle Huber, who has been awarded the IPHF Visionary Award.