Sugarplum Festival kicks off at Albrecht-Kemper: The holiday season has truly come into full swing when the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art holds its annual “Sugarplum Festival” Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 9 to 11, at 2818 Frederick Ave. The holiday festival allows people to experience more than 30 vendors who have created unique holiday gifts. Admission for the event is $8 and tickets will be sold at the door.
Shakespeare Chateau to hold special concert: On Friday and Saturday, Nov. 10 and 11, the Shakespeare Chateau will host a special house concert featuring tenor David Bezona accompanied by pianist Lorrie Dixon. Titled “To Music! … with Champagne and Song,” the concert will feature sparkling wine from four countries along with finger foods. The concert will feature Bezona, celebrating his 50th year singing on stage, performing songs from Germany, France, Italy and America. Guests will have an opportunity to meet and greet the artists and will be invited to tour the mansion and hear details about its history, architecture and recent restoration. The event is $35 for one person and $50 for two. Advance tickets for the event are now available by calling 816-232-2667. Seating is limited.
Ramey Memo returns to Rendezvous: For years, The Ramey Memo entertained concertgoers in St. Joseph with its mixture of straightforward rock and jokey songs like “Brownies in the Key of Death Metal” and “The Ballad of Van Halen,” the group has reunited for a special show at The Rendezvous, 619 Felix St., with opener The Dude at 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11. Admission is $5.
In theaters: Kenneth Branagh directs and stars alongside Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz and Willem Dafoe in the film adaptation of Agatha Christie’s “Murder on the Orient Express.” Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell are dads encountering their own dads, played by Mel Gibson and John Lithgow, in the comedy sequel “Daddy’s Home 2.”
Missouri Theater gets magical with ‘International Superstars of Magic & Comedy’: Eight world-renowned magicians and comedians will be coming to St. Joseph for a magic show unlike any other. Serving as the crescendo to The International Brotherhood of Magicians’ four-day “Workshop,” the “International Superstars of Magic and Comedy” take the stage at 8 p.m. Saturday, at the Missouri Theater, 717 Edmond St. The family-friendly performance will feature the award-winning talents of some of the finest magicians and comedians from around the world. Tickets are $12 to $45.
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