Monday, June 01, 2009

Summer 2009 Events

Mon Jul 6
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Meet Me In St. Louis-Opening Night!
The St. Louis Exposition returns to Forest Park, and the sound of the trolley will ring once more! The lights will be shining again as the Smith sisters scheme and connive to get their men – or at least their "boys next door" – to meet them at the fair. So meet us at The Muny for one of the most exciting evenings St. Louis has seen in more than a hundred years!
The Muny Theatre
Forest Park
Playing nighting until Sun July 12
Tue Jul 21
5:30 – 9:30 pm
4th Annual City-Wide Open Studios Preview Party
This is kickoff event for the week-long event - Open Studios - dedicated to the discovery of the hidden spaces where artists work
Party with the artists and the River City Professionals
Tue Jul 21 – Sun Jul 26
Open Studios Preview Week
The work will remain on view throughout the week during normal museum business hours (10:00 am – 5:00 pm Wednesday – Saturday and 11:00 am – 4:00 pm on Sunday).
Fri Jul 24 2009
10:00 am
Henry Shaw’s 209th Birthday Celebration
Missouri Botanical Garden founder Henry Shaw’s 209th birthday celebration featuring old-fashioned entertainment including music, a silhouette artist, stilt-walker, magician, actors in Victorian fashions, children’s games, and fun in the Children’s Garden.
Missouri Botanical Garden
Activities from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Spoehrer Plaza, outside the Ridgway Visitor Center.
Admission is free for all visitors, all day long!
Sat Jul 25 - and Sun Jul 26
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Open Studios Weekend
This event offers a unique opportunity to explore these creative spaces and enjoy one of the most exciting parts of contemporary art—being able to talk to the artists.
Spanning the areas of St. Louis City, University City, and Maplewood, in some of St. Louis’ most diverse and energetic neighborhoods, more than 100 artists are inviting the public to view the spaces where they work. Guests are invited to tour the various spaces all weekend and find out what kind of creative invention happens behind closed doors. There is no fee and no reservations are required to visit these private studios. This is the perfect opportunity to meet the artists firsthand and explore work that is familiar or new.
Free and open to the public
Sun Jul 26
2 – 6 p.m.
The Big Splash
A poolside fashion and trunk show featuringtrends from local style mavens. While enjoying complimentary food and drink, attendees will see the latest summer fashions from Lori Coulter Made-to-Wear Swimwear and Valerie Mills Apparel modeled poolside.
McKnight Crossing (just south of Tilles Park)
Free and open to the public.
For more information, visit or call 314-961-7000.
Rain date August 2

Sunday Spin at Schlafly Bottleworks (Maplewood location)
6:00 pm - close
Enjoy your favorite Schlafly brews while listening to music provided by DJ Argyx of Musical Geeks. No cover, great beer, friendly service, and lively music!

Wednesdays in June and July
Whitaker Musical Festival
5 pm - 9:30 pm
Free admission after 5 pm, music at begins 7:30 pm
Missouri Botanical Garden
Doris I. Schnuck Children’s Garden also remains open late until 7 pm
Free parking
Can bring your own picnic
This event has become so popular that very early arrival is recommended.

Thursdays May 28–September 3 (except June 25),
Garden Party Nights
5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Missouri Botanical GardensCelebrate the Garden’s 150th anniversary at Garden Party Nights! Enjoy strolling the grounds in the summer evening, sample beverages from area wineries and microbreweries, and watch madonnari (street painters) create new artwork on the pavement each week. Children can have their faces painted, play with jugglers and magicians, and explore the Doris I. Schnuck Children’s Garden.Cost: $7 adults, $3 children (3–12), $5 Garden members.
Children’s Garden open until 8 p.m. and included with event admission. Tickets available online soon.No outside food or beverages allowed.
Fridays May 22- September 4, 2009, except June 19
Jungle Boogie Friday Night Concert Series
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
St. Louis Zoo
Bring the whole family for a free concert in the center of the Zoo.
Artists and music genre change each week.
For more information: 314 781-0900, or

Premium Open Bar All Night on Saturday Nights
Ladies are FREE, Gentlemen are $20
Harry's Restaurant & Bar
2144 Market (Downtown)
St. Louis City
Saturdays and Sundays in June
2:00 -6:00 pm
6/6/09 - John Cornell - acoustic light rock
6/7/09 - Kevin Bilchik - singer/songwriter blending rock and contemporary folk
6/13/09 - Prairie Soul - American acoustic music
6/14/09 - Marty Marshall - the "human jukebox" playing everything from classic rock to the blues
6/20/09 - Stuart Johnson - soul, blues, light jazz, island rock
6/21/09 - Pat Jones - acoustic guitar and vocals of classic 70s songs everyone knows
6/27/09 - Mark Biehl Group - composer and multi-instrumentalist
6/28/09 - Tim Buck Two - guitar and harmonica duo, singing all your favorites
Piasa Winery
211 W. Main Street
Grafton, IL 62037
618-786-WINE (9463)

May–October 2009
Earthways: Living the Green Life Exhibition
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Extended hours during Garden Party Nights until 9 p.m.

Now - November 8, 2009Katherine Dunham: Beyond the Dance Exhibit
Missouri History Museum
Adults: $7; Seniors/Students: $5; Children (6-12): $3; Free on Tuesdays

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