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Monthly Events

Whitaker Music Festival • Summer concert series on Wednesday evenings at the Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Blvd. Free admission begins at 5 p.m. and concerts start at 7:30 p.m. Pack a picnic and enjoy the beauty of the garden grounds in summertime bloom. For more information visit whitaker. Concert schedule: • June 5: The Funky Butt Brass Band • June 12: Jazz musician Terence Blanchard • June 19: Kim Massie • June 26: Ransom Note • July 3: Singer/songwriter Beth Bombara • July 10: Victor and Penny will perform ‘antique pop’ on ukulele • July 17: Jazz saxophonist and drummer Montez Coleman and the Willie Atkins Project • July 24: Sarah Jane and the Blue Notes • July 31: Blues giant Big George Brock • Aug. 7: The Scandaleros Carondelet Community Concert Series • Summer concert series on Sunday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. in Carondelet Park, 3900 Holly Hills. August concerts begin at 5:30 p.m. Free. For more information, visit www.cardoneletevents. com. Concert schedule: • June 2: Bob Kuban Band • June 9: Waterloo German Band • June 16: Dean Christopher/A Touch of Rat Pack • June 23: Fanfare • June 30: Powerplay

• July 7: Air Force Band • July 14: The Stompers • July 21: Farshid Etniko • July 28: Abbey Road Warriors • Aug. 4: Mystic Voyage • Aug. 11: The music of Elvis, Patsy Cline and Buddy Holly • Aug. 18: Cornet Chop Suey

• July 15-21: Les Miserables • July 25-Aug. 2: Mary Poppins • Aug. 5-11: West Side Story Circus Flora • St. Louis’ one-ring Europeanstyle circus presents “A Trip to the Moon” from May 30-June 23. The production channels the 1902 film by the same name. The family-friendly circus takes place under an air-conditioned big top tent next to Powell Symphony Hall, 718 N. Grand Ave. Tickets range from $10 to $48. Visit for tickets and showtimes. Jungle Boogie At The St. Louis Zoo • Bring the whole family and splash with the stingrays, cha cha with the cheetahs and frug with the frogs at the Jungle Boogie with live music by local bands on Friday evenings from 5 to 8 p.m. (No concert on June 21) at the St. Louis Zoo. For more information, visit Concert schedule: • May 24: Whiskey Morning • May 31: Fat Pocket • June 7: American Idle • June 14: Groove Thang • June 28: Bottoms Up Blues Gang • July 5: Dirty Muggs • July 12: Three Handsome Guys • July 19: Push the Limit • July 26: Johnny Henry Band • Aug. 2: Miss Jubilee & the Humdingers • Aug.9: Hudson & the Hoo Doo Cats • Aug. 16: Griffin & the Gargoyles • Aug. 23: Funky Butt Brass Band • Aug. 30: GalaxyRed

Maplewood Summer Concert Series • Enjoy music on Wednesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. at Ryan Hummert Memorial Park, 2400 Sutton Blvd. Free. For more information, visit Concert schedule: • June 26: One More Round/A Tribute to Johnny Cash • July 24: Kevin Bilchik Band • Aug. 28: Concert for a Cause • Sept. 25: Javier Mendoza Food Truck Fridays • There will be food available from 20 different food trucks from 5 to 8 p.m. in Tower Grove Park, 4256 Magnolia Ave. For more information, visit www.towergrovepark. org. Food Truck Fridays will be held on June 14, July 12, Aug. 9 and Sept. 13. The Muny • Enjoy outdoor theater performances at The Muny in Forest Park. Performances are at 8:15 p.m. nightly. For more information or tickets, visit Performance schedule: • June 17-23: Monty Python’s “Spamalot” • June 24-30: Shrek The Musical • July 1-7: Nunsense Muny Style • July 8-14: South Pacific

Starlight Concert Series • Enjoy music under the stars on Monday nights from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the south side of Heman Park, 7210 Olive Blvd. in University City. Free. For more information, call 505-8626. Concert schedule: • June 10: Inner City Blues Band • June 17: Tiffany Elle • June 24: Velvet • July 1: Fat Pocket Funk • July 8: Mystic Voyage • July 15: Jim Stevens Group • July 22: Anita Jackson • July 29: Grand Elite • Aug. 5: Heather Dawn Band U. City Summer Band Concert Series • Enjoy outdoor music on Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. at the Market in the Loop, 6655 Delmar Blvd., between Kingsland and Leland. The 90member U.City Summer Band plays a variety of light classics, marches, patriotic music, show tunes, jazz, popular music and more. Free. The concerts will be held on June 11, June 18, June 25, July 9, July 16 and July 23. For more information, visit Clayton’s Musical Nights • Enjoy outdoor music on Sunday evenings from 5 to 7 p.m. at Oak Knoll Park at the corner of Big Bend and Clayton Road. Free. For more information, visit Concert schedule: • June 23: Flaming Pie • July 28: Fanfare •Aug. 25: Willow Creek •Sept. 22: Javier Mendoza
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THE HEIGHTS: Richmond Heights Community Center



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Open Mic • Every Other Tuesday – Starting around 8 p.m., open mic at The Historic Crossings, 7th and Ann. Curated by Lenny Smith. Call him at 314-865-7008 to check the schedule. Open Mic • Every Wednesday – Starting around 8 p.m., open mic for poetry and music at Stone Spiral Coffee & Curios, 2500 Sutton in Maplewood. Great food and beverages. Open Mic • Every Friday – Doors open at 8 p.m. every Friday for poetry open mic at Legacy Books & Café, 5249 Delmar. Admission after 9 p.m., $7. Slam competition is the last Friday of each month. The Original SLAM • Every Third Wednesday – The Original SLAM in St. Louis is looking for 15 great poets every third Wednesday of the month at the Focal Point, 2720 Sutton in Maplewood. Sign up is at 7 p.m., show starts at 7:30 p.m. with a cash prize for the best poet of the night, decided by five random judges. There is a $5 cover charge. Wordsmith Nights • Fourth Thursdays – Soulard Art Market, 2028 S. 12th Street, presents “Wordsmith Nights,” a fourth Thursday tradition at 7 p.m. Schlafly beer, wine, as well as plenty of non-alcoholic drinks will be available. There will be over 1,000 works of art available for sale as well. St. Louis Writers Guild • Every Second Tuesday – St. Louis Writers Guild has a poetry and prose open mic at the Kirkwood Train Station, Argonne Drive and Kirkwood Road, 7 p.m., every second Tuesday of the month. Poetry at the Point • Fourth Tuesdays – Poetry at the Point is held the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Focal Point, 2720 Sutton in Maplewood. River Styx Hungry Young Poet Series – The River Styx Hungry Young Poet Series will be

held at 7:30 p.m. at Tavern of the Arts, 313 Belt Ave., on June 17, July 15 and Aug. 19. chance operations • Last Mondays – There will be a poetry reading on June 24, 7:30 p.m., at Duff’s, 392 N. Euclid.

bands at The Duck Room at Blueberry Hill, 6504 Delmar Blvd., and Plush, 3224 Locust St. For more information, visit June 8 • Spiritual Jazz Meets Pojazz – Raven Wolf C. Felton Jennings II and Dwight Bitikofer and guest poets Jennifer Fandel and Ben Moeller-Gaa from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at Stone Spiral Coffee & Curios, 2500 Sutton in Maplewood. June 13 • International Dine Around – At this Taste of South Grand, diners will have the opportunity to sample the vast array of what several South Grand restaurants and bars have to offer. Tickets are $25 in advance; $30 the day of the event. Hours: 5 to 10 p.m. For more information, visit June 29-30 • PrideFest St. Louis – The annual celebration of gay, lesbian and transgender culture will include a parade with floats and contingents, 20 hours of live music ranging from pop, disco, jazz, rock, country and rap, and other activities. The parade begins at 11 a.m. Sunday. Festivities will take place at Soldiers’ Memorial in downtown St. Louis. For more information, visit

May 2013
May 24 • Twelfth Night – Shakespeare Festival St. Louis presents Twelfth Night at Shakespeare Glen, Forest Park, May 24-June 16. Shows are nightly (except Tuesdays) at 8 p.m. Admission is free. A love story containing shipwrecks, pirates and dukes. For more information, visit May 25-27 • African Arts Festival – Enjoy family tours, art activities and performances celebrating African culture at the World’s Fair Pavilion in Forest Park. Festival hours are Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Monday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, visit May 27 • Gypsy Caravan – Come to one of the largest antique, craft and flea markets in the Midwest and help support the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. The event is held from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. (rain or shine) on the campus of the University of Missouri-St. Louis, 1 University Drive. Admission is $10. Visit for more information.

• Three month membership packages now available! Membership valid for 3 months from date of purchase. • Available for sale May 1st- June 30th. • Adult rate $99 • Senior $69 • Youth $69

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July 2013
July 4-6 • Annual Fair Saint Louis – The entire family can enjoy air shows, concerts and fireworks at the Gateway Arch grounds from July 4-6. On July 4, the 136th annual Veiled Prophet Parade starts at 9:30 a.m. and at noon an air show will officially open Fair Saint Louis. Each evening at 8 p.m. there will be a concert followed by a fireworks display. Performances include Trace Adkins, Bret Michaels and The Counting Crows. For more information and schedules visit www. July 12 • Let Them Eat Art – It’s “anything goes” at downtown Maplewood’s tribute to Bastille Day with local artists, live music and entertainment from 6 to 11 p.m. Music by Gumbonhead and other bands. Free. For more information, visit
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August 24-25
Tower Grove Park

June 2013
June 1 & 2 • Lafayette Square Spring House & Garden Tour – Experience the elegance of the 1800’s in one of St. Louis’ most historic Victorian neighborhoods beginning at the corner of Lafayette and Mississippi avenues. Homes are open on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance; $20 the day of the tour. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call 772-5724. June 5-8 • Twangest 17 – The music festival features alternative country, bluegrass and rock

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August 2013

Aug. 6 • National Night Out – St. Louis will participate in the 30th annual National Night Out, a crime/drug prevention event held in neighborhoods that consists of block parties, safety fairs, rallies and other activities. For more information, visit Aug. 9 • Richmond Heights Centennial Music and Musicians – As part of the year-long centennial celebration, there will be a concert series at The Boulevard-St. Louis (Brentwood Boulevard and Galleria Parkway) in Richmond Heights. Opening band starts at 6 p.m. followed by headliner Erin Bode. For more information, visit Aug. 17 • Moonlight Ramble – The 50th annual Moonlight Ramble, the world’s largest nighttime bicycle event, will take place in downtown St. Louis. The ride kicks off at 12:01 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 18. The event includes pre-ride activities, a 10.5 or 18.5 mile bike ride and finishes with an after party. Registration is required. For more information or to register, visit Aug. 23 • Richmond Heights Centennial Music and Musicians – As part of the year-long centennial celebration, there will be a concert series at The Boulevard-St. Louis (Brentwood Boulevard and Galleria Parkway) in Richmond Heights. Opening band starts at 6 p.m. followed by headliner Billy Peek. For more information, visit Aug. 24 • Spiritual Jazz Meets Pojazz – Raven Wolf C. Felton Jennings II and Dwight Bitikofer and guest poets including Susan Trowbridge Adams from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at Stone Spiral Coffee & Curios, 2500 Sutton in Maplewood. Aug. 24 & 25 • Festival of Nations – The region’s leading multicultural celebration features traditional dance and music, ethic food, cultural and education exhibits, folk art demonstrations and an international market. The event takes place in Tower Grove Park and is free. Festival hours are Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visit www.festivalofnationsstl. org for more details. Aug. 31 • St. Nicholas Greek Festival – The ethnic festival runs from Aug. 31-Sept. 2 at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 4967 Forest Park Blvd., and will feature authentic Greek food and pastries, a Greek marketplace, dance demonstrations, live music and entertainment. Festival hours are Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Monday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, visit

Aug. 31 • Japanese Festival – The 36th annual Japanese Festival will honor Japanese culture from Aug. 31-Sept. 2 at the Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Blvd. Highlights include tours of the Japanese garden, special art exhibitions, traditional processions, tea ceremonies, kimono demonstrations, traditional music and dancing, Japanese marketplace, arts and crafts, martial arts, theatrical performances, cooking demonstrations, food booths, family activities and more. For more information, visit

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September 2013
Sept. 6-8 • Hispanic Festival – Enjoy authentic food, music, folk culture and more at Kiener Plaza (at Market and 7th Street). Free. For more information, visit www.hispanicfestivalstl. com. Sept. 7 & 8 • Loufest – A two-day music festival in Forest Park featuring live bands, food vendors, an art market and other fun activities around the park. The lineup includes music from The Killers, Wilco, The National, Alabama Shakes, Edward Sharpe and many others. For more information and tickets, visit Sept. 20 & 21 • Great Forest Park Balloon Glow and Balloon Race – Festivities begin with a balloon glow on Sept. 20. Race day activities include a children’s entertainment area and a photo contest prior to the launch of the hare and hound balloons on Sept. 21. For more information and a schedule of events, visit www. Sept. 21 • Dancing In The Street – Nearly 1,000 dancers from 80 local and regional dance companies will be featured in this juried street festival in the Grand Center Arts & Entertainment District on Grand between Lindell and Delmar. For more information, visit Sept. 27 • Annual Loop In Motion Festival – Held on one of the “Best Streets in America,” this visual and performing arts festival is held on Delmar Boulevard in The Loop. There will be several activities and performances throughout the day. For more information, visit Sept. 28 • Green Homes & Great Health Festival – Learn ways to help your family live green and healthier by visiting and talking with over 100 green product and service exhibitors from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shawn Blvd. Admission to the festival is included with admission to the garden. For more information, visit www.

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Donald Judd: The Multicolored Works
experience color and light in time

This is the first exhibition devoted exclusively to Judd’s multicolored works from his late years. The 50 works on view were chosen specifically for the Pulitzer building because of its clarity of form and plentitude of light.


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Summer Programs at the Pulitzer
Architecture Tours: Saturdays, July 13 & August 17; 1 p.m. Curatorial Tour: Saturday, July 20; 1:30 p.m. Frame of Reference Speaker Series: Wednesday, June 12 & Saturday, August 10; 1:30 p.m. Concrete Cinema – films in the courtyard: Thursdays, June 13, July 25 & August 8; 8 p.m. Sound Waves – live DJ in the galleries: Thursday, August 29; 6-9 p.m. All programs are free and open to the public.

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Chapter Two June 5-16

The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts
Free and open to the public | Wednesdays, Noon-5 p.m. & Saturdays 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 3716 Washington Boulevard | St. Louis, MO 63108 | 314.754.1850
Donald Judd: The Multicolored Works is on view through January 4, 2014.

1776 Meet Marsha The Musical Mason! At our VIP Luncheon or June 26-July 7 Performance & Gala Event June 9

Charlotte’s Web July 19-21

Time Stands Still August 15-25

Our Town September 12-29

The Heagney Theatre 530 E. Lockwood, on the campus of Nerinx Hall, Webster Groves

314-556-1293 (Box Office)

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