Tuesday, May 20, 2008

May 2008 Events

Thu May 1
8 pm – 1:30 am
2nd Annual RAISE THE ROOF Model Appreciation Party
Presented by Synergy Productions and ALIVE Magazine
44 Maryland Plaza in the CWE
RSVP: guestlist@synergystl.com

Sat May 3

K-Ci & Jo-Jo in Concert
President Casino

Sat May 3 – Sun May 4
Spring Downtown Living Tour
12:00 - 5:00pm
Cost $7

Thu May 8 – Sat 10
Forest Park


W.O.W National Outdoor Recreation and Conservation School teaches participants how to enjoy a wide range of outdoor recreation activities while practicing personal safety and outdoor responsibility. Classes include Archery, Camping, Fishing, Shooting Sports, Outdoor Skills, Rock Climbing, Nature Arts & Photography, Geocaching, and Outdoor Survival Skills.
Overnight Camping is available, too. Check out the Program Booklet.
Pre-registration is required. Must register my mail by May 9, 2008.
Cost is $15 per person or $25 per family (up to 6 people, $2 for each additional person). That's a steal, but Financial Assistance is available if you need it.

Sat May 10
Old North St. Louis House Tour
St. Louis Avenue & N 14th (Across from Crown Candy)$10 advance, $12 on site.Proceeds support neighborhood projects in North City. Or Volunteer! and attend for FREE. Shifts are: 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 12:30 to 4 p.m.Old North St. Louis Restoration Group is seeking volunteers to work visitor check in and to serve as docents in their annual house tour. Refreshments will be provided and volunteers are invited to the after-tour appreciation party. If you are interested involunteering, contact us at volunteer@fuelforthecity.org.

Sat May 10
7:30 pm – 12:30 am
Urbanaire (this is my new favorite word)
Benefit for PROMO
The Rialto Ballroom, Centene Center for the Arts
3547 Olive St, Grand Centerphoto

Thu May 15
Memorial Park in Clayton adjacent to the County Government Building at 41 S. Central

Fri May 16
Deadline to register for Make Tracks for the Zoo 23rd Annual Run/Walk on Sunday, June 1, 2008
$18 Individual registration (before May 16)
$22 Individual registration (after May 16)
$10 Kids' Race (under 12 years) separate registration required
$50 Family registration (limit of four individuals in same family)
$10 per additional family member
Note: There is no family registration allowed after May 18

Sat May 17
4-6 pm
Blues in Benton Park with Rough Grooves

Sun May 18
$15 advance, $18 on-site
Or Volunteer! and attend for FREE.
Shifts are: 11:45 - 2:15 and 2:00 - 4:15. The Southwest Garden Neighborhood Association is seeking volunteers to greet guests and help homeowners keep an eye on things at their annual Home and Garden tour. The tour will take place from noon to 4 pm. Volunteers can go on the tour free of charge, before or after their shift. Volunteers are also invited to attend the after tour party. If you are interested in volunteering, contact us at volunteer@fuelforthecity.org.

Wed May 21
6:30 pm to 8pm
World Cultural Diversity Day: A Panel Discussion that will explore cultural diversity experiences in our community
Belas Artes "Connecting people & cultures through heART";
Belas Artes is located at 1854 Russell Blvd, St. Louis MO 63104
Phone: 314-772-ARTS / 772-2787


Fri May 23
8 pm
Beer Tasting and Sampling
Ray Hill’s Beer
Club 314 (Hazelwood)3551 Pennridge Dr

Fri May 23
5:00 – 7:00 pm
St. Louis Zoo Kicks off its Friday Night Concert Series and extended open hours.
Jungle Boogie: "Cha-cha" with the cheetahs, "salsa" with the sea lions or "two-step" with the tigers at Jungle Boogie, the Zoo's Friday Night concert series for the whole family.
Central Plaza
Free admission, Free Parking

Fri May 23 – Sat May 24
2nd Annual Schlafly Brew & Q
Fri: 5 – 10pm
Sat: 12 -10 pm
Schlafly Bottleworks (Maplewood)

Fri May 23 - Mon May 26
Rib America Festival

Fri May 23 - Mon May 26
St. Louis African Arts Festival

Sat May 24
Mint Condition in Concert President Casino

Thu May 29
8 pm
ERYKAH BADU, THE ROOTS at the Fox Theatre
$38-$59, MetroTix.
Erykah Badu's previous St. Louis appearance, a headlining spot at the National Urban League's annual convention, was a fish-out-of-water gig for the neo-soul princess. Conventioneers didn't "get" her, but she'll be right at home at this performance, creating her own "New Amerykah" for fans right inside the Fox. The Roots cement a must-see show.

Fri May 30
Come help Habitat for Humanity kick off its 2008 Build Season in JeffVanderLou neighborhood!3038 Thomas
St. Louis MO, 61306
All are welcome who want to help celebrate the start of another year of helping our homeowners realize their dream of homeownership. We would love to see you there! Bring your camera, it is sure to be a memorable moment!! For more information or directions to the build site, please contact:
Josh Palacios
314-371-0400 x 21
For a printer friendly flyer, please CLICK HERE!

Sat May 31
St. Louis Jazz and Heritage Festival in Clayton
Performers include Joe Sample, Randy Crawford, Cassandra Wilson Festival

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Comedy on Parade with Bill Chot – The Improv Trick
Mondays in May
7:30 pm
Mad Art Gallery

Tuesdays in May

Twilight Tuesdays at the Missouri History Museum

Pack a picnic and bring a blanket.
Free, for the whole family.
Featuring Ray Hill's Beer at the Vendor Booth.
Did you know that Ray Hill's Beer was voted the 2nd Most Favorite Local Microbrew in the Riverfront Times 2008 Restaurant Guide?

Chuck Close at Shearburn Gallery
April 4- May 10

Dinoroarus Exhibit at the St. Louis Zoo
Open April 18 through September 1, 2008
Step back in time to see roaring, spitting, moving dinosaurs in this one-of-a-kind walk-through exhibit. Admission is $1.50 for Zoo Friends members and $3 for non-members. Children under two are free.

St. Louis Shakespeare Festival

May 21 - June 15
6- 10:30 nightly (except Tuesdays)
The Tragedy of King Richard The Third
Green show (abbreviated show for the kids and those with ADHD at 6:30 pm)
Art Hill

Threads of History - A major Exhibit of early American Quilts at the St. Louis Art Museum Open now through May 26, 2008 Cost: $6 adults, $5 students & seniors, $4 children 6-12, free under 6.
Fridays in May
5:00 – 7:00 pm
St. Louis Zoo Kicks off its Friday Night Concert Series and extended open hours.
Jungle Boogie: "Cha-cha" with the cheetahs, "salsa" with the sea lions or "two-step" with the tigers at Jungle Boogie, the Zoo's Friday Night concert series for the whole family.
Central Plaza
Free admission, Free Parking

Niki Exhibit - Colorful, Playful Mosaic Sculptures by Niki De Saint Phalle at the Missouri Botanical Garden
Open April 27 - October 31, 2008

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