Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Be a Tourist. St. Louis Metro Area Excursions

St. Louis is a great place to visit. The city and the surrounding metro area arehome to several attractions. And to celebrate the River City and countdown Piia's departure, I think we should play "Tourists for the Day". One day each month, we'll select a local treasure (or two), and check it/them out. Most venues are family-oriented, unless stated otherwise. Please post a comment if you have any questions or suggestions.

July Excursion: The Missouri History Museum

Saturday, 29 July, 2006

Meet at the Gift Shop @ 12:45 p.m.

Storytelling in the Galleries
Join us for “Storytelling in the Galleries.” Each 45-minute session is FREE and is held on Saturdays at 1 p.m. The programs are for children 10 and under and their families.
Baby-sitter’s Delight

While school is out and Mom and Dad are at work, who takes care of the kids? Hear stories about fun times with baby-sitters. Meet in Seeking St. Louis: Currents.

Gallery Talks
Gallery Talks provide unique insights into objects and events represented in our galleries. All talks are FREE and are conducted by museum staff and Young Voices participants. Sessions are approximately 30 minutes in duration. Meet at the Information Desk at the museum’s south entrance. Saturday sessions are at 2 p.m.
Photography: Art of Ethnography

Other Places to visit in upcoming months
The Gateway Arch and Jefferson Expansion Museum
The St. Louis Science Center

City Museum
The Missouri History Museum
Jelly Stone Park
Six Flags Stone Hill Winery
The St. Louis Art Museum

Missouri Botanical Gardens and Chihuly Exhibit

Please vote for your August site visit.

July 2006 Events

Friday, July 14
Concert: Mary J. Blige with Jaheim & LeToya
7:00 p.m. UMB Bank Pavilion

Friday, July 14
Concert: Guitar and Saxes
8:00 p.m. The Pageant

Saturday, July 15
Concert: India Arie
Under The Arch

Saturday, July 15
African Arts Festival
World's Fair Pavillion, Forest Park

Third Week of July

Wednesday, July 19
Canine Cocktail Benefit
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 pm
8117 Maryland Ave in Clayton, MO
Find a new Friend - Animals available for adoption from the Animal Regulation Center will be there AND you can shop the latest fashions.

Thursday, July 20
Chihuly Nights
6:00 - 11:00pm
Missouri Botanical Garden
4344 Shaw Boulevard 63110
Join St. Louis Magazine every third Thursday from May to October for Chihuly Nights at the Missouri Botanical Garden.
Admission is $15. Garden members $10. For more information about Chihuly Nights, call 314.577.0101 or email

Friday, July 21
Jungle Boogie Friday Night Concert Series/ULYP Metropolitan St. Louis Monthly Social Event - The Bevy
St Louis Zoo - Central Plaza
Performing: Richard Fuller Quartet (Jazz)
Free Admission

Friday, July 21
Keystone Summer Fundraiser
7:00 - 11:00 p.m.
Lucas School House in Soulard
1220 Allen Avenue
Join St. Louis Magazine on Friday night as we partner with Keystone of St. Louis to party for a purpose.
Your admission/donation gets you all the beer and wine you can drink plus light appetizers from Juniper Grill
There will be loads of interesting and intelligent people there. You'll get to check out the Lucas School House, a new event space in Soulard.
It's for charity. Proceeds benefit Kids Under Twenty One (KUTO), an organization dedicated to providing youth focused crisis prevention, suicide intervention and post-intervention support to the community through awareness education and outreach.
Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door.
Visit to purchase yours today!

Fourth Week of July

Wednesday, July 26
Jammin' at the Zoo
6:00 - 10:00 pm (rain or shine)
St. Louis Zoo
Sample wines from more than 50 wineries, featuring over 200 different wines. The free wine tasting is from 6 to 8 p.m. Wine by the glass and bottle, beer, soda and frozen specialty drinks will be available for purchase throughout the evening. Food will also be available to purchase during the event. But you can bring your own food, too.
Entertainment: Kim Massie, Sandy Weltman, Jake's Leg, Bored of Education, Michael Schaerer and DJ Sarah Cox
Free admission for Zoo Friends members and one guest OR $5 per person for non-members.
Parking Details: Zoo members may park for free on the Zoo's north parking lot and enter through The Living World. Non-members should enter the Zoo through the South Entrance at the Z-O-O pylon. Free parking provided on the south lot at Tamm and Wells Drive near Highway 40.
Proceeds Benefit the Zoo -Proceeds benefit the Saint Louis Zoo and its efforts to save endangered species at home and around the world.

July 27
Concert: The Roots
8:00 pm The Pageant

Saturday, July 29
Fly By Night Presented by spins & needles and hipster magazine
"A fly new groove for professional hipstersthe last Saturday of every month"
9PM - 2AM
360 N. Boyle at Lindell
$10/ladies ~ $15/fellasFREE DRINKS ALL NIGHT!

DIRECTIONS (to the flyest 2 level spot with a 2nd floor terraceyou've never heard of):
Take Lindell to Boyle. Go North on Boyle. 360 N Boyle will be on the right.
valet parking availableearly arrival is suggested
For more info visit us online or

The Muny Opera (the free seats)
8:15pm nightly

Fridays in July
Jungle Boogie @ St. Louis Zoo
5:00-7:00 p.m.