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Fun Times for Summer 2018


May 18, 2018
 
June 2018

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Laurie Merli and her granddaughter Caroline Karpen check out the mixed media of Babs Schnabl at last year's Webster Arts Fair. file photo by Diana Linsley.

June 1-3 • Webster Arts Fair – Find original art and support working artists, plus enjoy food and music on the grounds of Webster University/Eden Theological Seminary at Lockwood and Bompart in Webster Groves. Hours are Friday, 6 to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rain or shine. Visit www.webster-arts.org for more information.

June 1-2 • St. Peterfest – St. Peter parish event features rides, food, music and more in downtown Kirkwood at Jefferson and Clay. Hours are Friday, 5 to 11 p.m., and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

June 1 • Food Truck Fest – Enjoy food truck fare from 5 to 8 p.m., and live music by the Steve Ewing Duo from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Laumeier Sculpture Park, 12580 Rott Road in Sunset Hills. Free, no coolers.

June 1-16 • Archaeological Dig – Watch students and professional archaeologists dig for artifacts from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday through Saturdays, June 1-16, at the Historic Sappington House, 1015 S. Sappington Road. There will also be hands-on activities for children. Free.

June 1 • Sundown Park Party – This free party will feature live music at 7 p.m. at Shrewsbury's Wehner Park, 7600 Hazel Ave.

June 1-July 1 • Stages St. Louis – Stages presents the two-character musical, "I Do! I Do!," at the Robert G. Reim Theatre, 111 S. Geyer Road in Kirkwood. For information, show times and tickets, visit www.stagesstlouis.org.

June 2 • Tunes at 10 – Featuring the Maple Jam Band at 10 a.m. at Kirkwood Farmers' Market, 150 E. Argonne. Free.

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June 2 • Opera Theatre of St. Louis – Season begins with "La Traviata" June 2-23 at the Loretto-Hilton Center, 130 Edgar Road (at Big Bend) in Webster Groves. "An American Soldier" takes to the stage June 3-22, followed by "Regina" June 6-24 and "Orfeo & Euridice" June 9-23. For more information, showtimes and tickets, visit www.opera-stl.org.

June 6 • Whitaker Music Festival – Lamar Harris performs at 7 p.m. at Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Blvd. Lawn seating. Free admission after 5 p.m. Last entry at 8:30 p.m. Bring lawn chairs. Coolers permitted, no glass. Concessions available. Visit www.mobot.org.

June 7 • Downtown Kirkwood Summer Concert Series – Listen to live music by The Hulapoppers, 6:30 to 9 p.m., at Station Plaza, 120 S. Kirkwood Road.

June 8 • Hot Summer Nights, Cool Summer Sounds – Free outdoor concert features music by Spectrum from 7 to 9:30 at Des Peres Park, 12325 Manchester Road. Bring lawn chairs. Coolers permitted, no glass. Concessions available.

June 8 • Webster Groves Lions Club Barbecue – The Lions serve up ribs, chicken, hamburgers and more from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the parking lot of General Grant Center, 8400 Watson Road. Enjoy on-site or carry out.

June 8 • Concert in Crestwood – Free outdoor concert featuring live music by the Gateway City Big Band from 7 to 9 p.m. at Whitecliff Park, 9245 Whitecliff Park Lane in Crestwood. Bring lawn chairs. Coolers permitted, no glass. Snow cones sold on site.

June 9 • Route 66 Cars & Guitars Festival – Downtown Kirkwood hosts this annual festival from 5 to 11 p.m. with a vintage car show, live music, beer wagon and wine tastings, vendor booths, food, drink and more. Visit www.Kirkwoodmo.org/CarsandGuitars for details.

June 11-17 • The Muny – "Jerome Robbins' Broadway," plays the outdoor Muny stage in Forest Park. For more information and tickets, visit www.muny.org.

June 12 • Strawberry Festival – Enjoy hot dogs and ice cream with strawberries from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Mudd's Grove, 302 W. Argonne in Kirkwood. Free.

June 13 • Whitaker Music Festival – Charlie Halloran will perform at 7 p.m. at the Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Blvd. Lawn seating. Free admission after 5 p.m. Last entry at 8:30 p.m. Bring lawn chairs. Coolers permitted, no glass. Concessions available.

June 14 • Downtown Kirkwood Summer Concert Series – Listen to live music by Rosewood, 6:30 to 9 p.m., at Station Plaza, 120 S. Kirkwood Road.

June 16 • Tunes at 10 – The Sadie Hawkins Band performs at 10 a.m. at Kirkwood Farmers' Market, 150 E. Argonne. Free.

June 16 • Making Music – The Bel Airs, hailed as "The Everly Brothers of Rhythm & Blues," will perform at 7 p.m. at the Lions' Amphitheatre in Kirkwood Park, 111 S. Geyer Road. Free. Visit www.kirkwoodmo.org/arts.

June 16 • Bike Through History – Join a National Park Service ranger on a 4-mile bike tour at 10 a.m. from Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site, 7400 Grant Road, to the Historic Sappington House. Free, open to all ages. Registration required, call 314-842-1867.

June 16 • Old Webster Summer Night Street Dance – Dancing in the streets from 5 to 10 p.m. at Gore and Lockwood in Webster Groves. Bring a lawn chair.

June 16 • Outdoor Adventures – Take a garden tour (9 a.m. to noon, free), go on a vertical voyage and climb some trees (11 a.m. to 1 p.m., $5, reservations needed), or check out the student archaeological dig with hands-on activities for children (11 a.m. to 2 p.m., free) at the Historic Sappington House, 1015 S. Sappington Road. Picnic lunches available from The Barn or bring your own. For more information, call 314-822- 8171.

June 17 • Father's Day Car Show – "Cars With Class" show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Museum of Transportation, 3015 Barrett Station Road in Kirkwood. Father's Day is also free admission day, no charge.

June 19 • Center Stage – This one-night-only concert features rising opera stars from across the country at 8 p.m. at the Loretto-Hilton Center, 130 Edgar Road (at Big Bend) in Webster Groves. For more information, show times and tickets, visit www.opera-stl.org.

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June 19-July 1 • Stages St. Louis – Stages presents "Madagascar: A Musical Adventure," at the Robert G. Reim Theatre, 111 S. Geyer Road in Kirkwood. For information, show times and tickets, visit www.stagesstlouis.org.

June 19-25 • The Muny – "The Wiz" plays the outdoor Muny stage in Forest Park. For more information and tickets, visit www.muny.org.

June 20 • Whitaker Music Festival – John Henry will perform at 7 p.m. at the Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Blvd. Lawn seating. Free admission after 5 p.m. Last entry at 8:30 p.m. Bring lawn chairs. Coolers permitted, no glass. Concessions available. Visit www.mobot.org.

June 21 • Downtown Kirkwood Summer Concert Series – Listen to live music by Fair Warning, 6:30 to 9 p.m., at Station Plaza, 120 S. Kirkwood Road.

June 23 • Tunes at 10 – Kirkwood Music Institute performs at 10 a.m. at Kirkwood Farmers' Market, 150 E. Argonne. Free.

June 23 • Movies In The Outfield – Watch "A League of Their Own" at 8:30 p.m. on Diamond #4 in Kirkwood Park, 111 S. Geyer Road. Free. Bring blanket or chairs and food/beverages, no glass bottles.

June 23 • Youth Fishing Derby – Grab a rod and reel and meet at Des Peres Park, 12325 Manchester Road. For ages 3-12. Bring fishing pole and bait. There will be fishing, contests, raffles and more. Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m., fishing from 8 to 10 a.m. Cost is $5 per child. Visit www.desperesmo.org to register by June 22.

June 23 • Minnie Ha Ha Concert/5K – Food, drinks, music, a 5K run and more from 6 to 10 p.m. at Minnie Ha Ha Park, 801 Old Gravois Road. For more information or to register for the run, visit www.haveyouheardofmhh.com.

June 27 • Whitaker Music Festival – Acoustik Element will perform at 7 p.m. at the Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Blvd. Lawn seating. Free admission after 5 p.m. Last entry at 8:30 p.m. Bring lawn chairs. Coolers permitted, no glass. Concessions available. Visit www.mobot.org.

June 27 • Maplewood Summer Concert Series – Enjoy live music by The Foggy Memory Boys, 6 to 8 p.m., in Ryan Hummert Memorial Park, 2400 Sutton Blvd. Visit www.maplewood-chamber.com for details.

June 27-July 3 • The Muny – "Singin' In The Rain" comes to the outdoor Muny stage in Forest Park. For more information and tickets, visit www.muny.org.

June 28 • Downtown Kirkwood Summer Concert Series – Listen to live music by the Southside Creole Playboys, 6:30 to 9 p.m., at Station Plaza, 120 S. Kirkwood Road.

June 30 • Making Music – Miss Jubilee & the Humdingers will perform hot jazz and low-down blues at 7 p.m. at the Lions' Amphitheatre in Kirkwood Park, 111 S. Geyer Road. Free. Visit www.kirkwoodmo.org/arts.

June 30 • Tunes at 10 – The Mississippi Crossing Band performs at 10 a.m. at Kirkwood Farmers' Market, 150 E. Argonne. Free.

July 2018

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Fireworks will once again light up the skies over Webster Groves during Webster Groves Community Days. file photo by Diana Linsley. (click for larger version)

July 1-4 • Webster Groves Community Days – Enjoy an old-fashioned patriotic parade and a community celebration including delicious Lions Club barbecue, carnival rides, pet parade, Miss Webster Pageant, fireworks, live music and more. The event is held at Memorial Park (located at the intersection of Elm and Glendale) and the Webster Groves Recreation Complex. The parade is Wednesday, July 4, at 10 a.m.

July 1 • Walking Tour – Trained docents will lead a tour of Laumeier Sculpture Park, 12580 Rott Road in Sunset Hills. Meet at 2 p.m. in the public plaza outside the Adam Aronson Fine Arts Center. For all ages. Cost: $5, free for members and ages 4 and up. For more information, call 314-615-5278 or visit www.laumeier.org.

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July 3 • J.B. Blast – Enjoy music under the stars in the Veterans Memorial Amphitheater in Jefferson Barracks Park and a brilliant fireworks display. Festivities begin at 7 p.m. Free; concessions available. For more information, call 314-615-4386.

July 4 • Kirkwood 4th of July Celebration – The annual celebration in Kirkwood Park begins with music at 7 p.m., followed by fireworks at dark. Free. Food trucks available for refreshments. Visit www.kirkwoodmo.org for more information.

July 4 • Whitaker Music Festival – The Funky Butt Brass Band will perform at the Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Blvd. Free admission after 5 p.m.; concert at 7:30 p.m. Pack a picnic supper or purchase food/drinks onsite (no glass containers).

July 4 • Lazy River Duck Race – Hundreds of rubber ducks will race around the lazy river toward the finish line at 2 p.m. at Whitecliff Park Aquatic Center, 9245 Whitecliff Park Lane in Crestwood. Adopt a duck at Crestwood Community Center or Aquatic Center for $5 beginning June 8. Proceeds help support Whitecliff Summer Playhouse. The winner will be awarded a 2019 Aquatic Center family pass, plus other prizes will be awarded. For more information, visit www.cityofcrestwood.org.

July 4, 6 & 7 • Fair Saint Louis – The fair returns to the newly renovated Gateway Arch grounds. The family-friendly celebration features fireworks each night. The America's Birthday Parade kicks off festivities on July 4 at 9:30 a.m. at the redesigned Kiener Plaza, Broadway and Market. For more information and schedules, visit www.fairsaintlouis.org and www.americasbirthdayparade.com.

July 5, 12, 19 & 26 • Downtown Kirkwood Summer Concert – Bring a chair or blanket to Kirkwood Station Plaza for a free performance on Thursdays, 6:30 to 9 p.m.

July 5, 12, 19, 26 • Throwback Thursdays – Children are invited to enjoy free hands-on history activities on Thursdays through Aug. 9, 10 to 11:30 a.m., at Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site, 7400 Grant Road. For more information, call 314-842-1867.

July 6, 13, 20 & 27 • Jungle Boogie – St. Louis Zoo presents its summer concert series, 5 to 8 p.m. Free. Exhibits open until 7 p.m. Concert schedule – July 6: Retro Boogie, July 13: The Mighty Pines, July 20: Marquise Knox, July 27: The Soulard Blues Band

July 6, 13, 20, 27 • Sonic Car Cruises –See all makes and models at the car cruise on Fridays through Sept. 18, 5 to 9 p.m., at Sonic Drive-In, 1002 S. Kirkwood Road at Big Bend. Classic rock by DJ Don, attendance prizes, 50/50 tickets, plus food.

July 6 • The Alternative – Ages 11-14 are invited to a teen pool party for swimming, dancing and more from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at Whitecliff Pool, 9245 Whitecliff Park Lane in Crestwood. Cost: $8 in advance, $10 at the gate, includes pizza, popcorn and soda. Crestwood police, recreation staff and guards will supervise. For more information, visit www.cityofcrestwood.org.

July 6 • Car Cruise – Memories Car Club's monthly family-friendly get together of car enthusiasts at Faith Church, 13001 Gravois Road, features cars (1979 and older), music, food, prizes and 50-50 drawings. Gates open at 4 p.m. Event ends at 9 p.m. Bring a canned good for Faith Church Food Pantry. For details, visit www.memoriescarclub.com.

July 7 • Children's Garden Club – "Who Moves It Around and How" will be featured at the Museum of Transportation, 3015 Barrett Station Road. Presented by St. Louis County Parks and Recreation. Free. For more information, call 314-822-9095 or email dwolter@stlouisco.com.

July 7 • Country Sounds by the Barn – George Portz and the Friends of Bluegrass will perform 7 to 9 p.m. at Suson Park, 6073 Wells Road. Tickets at the gate starting at 6 p.m. Bring lawn chairs or blanket and bug spray. Food trucks on site. Cost: $5 for ages 12 and up. For details, call 314-615-5572.

July 9-16 • "Jersey Boys" – The 2006 Tony Award winner for Best Musical about the magic behind the music of worldwide megahit group Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons comes to The Muny Stage in Forest Park. For more information or tickets, visit www.muny.org.

July 11 • Whitaker Music Festival – Ivas John will perform at the Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Blvd. Free admission after 5 p.m.; concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Pack a picnic supper or purchase food/drinks onsite (no glass containers).

July 11 • Parties In The Park – An open-air cocktail soiree will feature music by My Friend Mike, 5 to 8 p.m., on Central Avenue in downtown Clayton. Free to attend. No outside food or drink.

July 12-15 • "The Fantasticks" – The award-winning Whitecliff Summer Playhouse presents the musical on an outdoor stage in Crestwood's Whitecliff Park. Tickets: $2 for children, $5 for adults. They go on sale at 6:30 p.m. before each performance. Show starts at 8:15 p.m. Bring lawn chairs; no glass containers. For more details, visit www.ci.crestwood.mo.us.

July 13 • Let Them Eat Art – Downtown Maplewood's tribute to Bastille Day runs from 6 to 11 p.m. with live music, entertainment, art demonstrations and more. Free. For more information, visit www.cityofmaplewood.com/ltea.

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July 13 • Father/Son Nerf War – Bring a Nerf gun and meet at the Webster Groves Recreation Center, Elm and Glendale, for a friendly competition from 6 to 8 p.m. Safety glasses and Nerf darts provided, plus pizza and drinks. For ages 5 and older. Cost: $20 for father and one son ($5 each additional son. For details, call 314-963-5600.

July 13-22 • Whitaker St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase – Presented by Cinema St. Louis, the event showcases screen works by St. Louis natives or films with strong local ties. Film are shown over two consecutive weekends at Brown Hall on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis. Programs with feature-length films include post-screening Q&As with filmmakers. For tickets, visit www.cinemastlouis.org/st-louis-filmmakers-showcase.

July 13 • Hot Summer Nights, Cool Summer Sounds – Butch Wax and the Hollywoods will perform 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Des Peres Park, 12325 Manchester Road. Limited parking in the park; overflow parking at Edward Jones garage across Ballas Road from the park. Concessions available. Bring lawn chairs; coolers permitted; no glass containers.

July 14 • Vintage Baseball Game – See baseball like it was in the 1880s when the St. Louis Stockings compete on July 14, 11 a.m., at Whitecliff Park, 9245 Whitecliff Park Lane in Crestwood. Bring lawn chairs and coolers; no glass containers. Free.

July 14 • Kirkwood Peach Festival at the Farmers' Market – The whole family can enjoy seasonal produce and peach samples from local farmers as well as peach-related treats and seasonal menu items beginning at 8 a.m. at the market, 150 E. Argonne Drive. Stroll through Downtown Kirkwood at the sidewalk sale while listening to music by the Maple Jam Band. For more information, visit www.downtownkirkwood.com.

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July 14 • Quarry Fishing – Whitecliff Quarry is open to anglers of all ages using artificial or live bait (no minnows), 9 a.m. to noon. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration required at least two days in advance; call 314-729-4860. Cost: $6 Crestwood residents, $8 non-residents.

July 14 • Making Music Concert – The Wire Pilots takes to the stage at 7 p.m., at Kirkwood Lion's Park Amphitheatre, Geyer and Adams. Free; donations accepted.

July 14 • Archery – Give archery a try with lessons by The South County Archers at Jefferson Barracks Park at the archery center near Gregg and Hancock roads. Classes are offered for adults and kids. Cost: $6. For times and to register, call 314-615-4386.

July 14 • Cliff Cave Capers – Explore Cliff Cave with a park ranger, 10 a.m. to noon or 1 to 3 p.m., at Cliff Cave Park, 806 Cliff Cave Road. Learn about the cave's history, geology and see the animals that call the cave home. Be prepared to get wet and muddy. Bring a flashlight. No sandals or open-toed shoes. Helmets and caving lights provided. Cost: $8 for ages 7 and up. Advance registration required by calling 314-615-8822.

July 16 • Parks Food Truck Fest – A variety of food trucks will offer culinary fare 5 to 8 p.m. and the Maple Jam Band will perform 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Tilles Park, 9551 Litzsinger Road. Free admission. No coolers allowed. For more information, call 314-615-4386.

July 18 • Whitaker Music Festival – Al Holliday and The East Side Rhythm Band will perform at the Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Blvd. Free admission after 5 p.m.; concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Pack a picnic supper or purchase food/drinks onsite (no glass containers). For more information, visit www.mobot.org/events/whitaker.

July 18-25 • "Annie" – Everyone's favorite plucky, irresistible orphan is back in one of the most acclaimed musicals of all time at The Muny in Forest Park. For tickets, visit www.muny.org.

July 18 • Native Americans and the Presidency of U.S. Grant – The lecture will be presented by Andrew Hahn, executive director of the Campbell House Museum, 2 to 3 p.m. and 7 to 8 p.m., at Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site, 7400 Grant Road. Free, but reservations required; call 314-842-1867, ext. 230.

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Native Americans and the Presidency of U.S. Grant

July 19 • Concert at the Park – The UCity Summer Band, a 90-piece concert band, will perform from 7 to 8 p.m. at Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site, 7400 Grant Road. Reservations not required. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.

July 19-22 • "The Addams Family School Edition" – Shrewsbury Youth Theater will perform at 5200 Shrewsbury Ave. For tickets and showtimes, call 314-647-1003 or visit www.cityofshrewsbury.com.

July 20 • Movies in the Park – Join friends and neighbors for popcorn and a free showing of the film "Minions." Movies begin at dusk (canceled in event of windy or wet conditions) at Sanders Park, located at Sanders Drive and Clover Lane in Crestwood.

July 20 • The Alternative – Ages 11-14 are invited to a teen pool party for swimming, dancing and more, 6:30 to 10 p.m., at Whitecliff Pool, 9245 Whitecliff Park Lane in Crestwood. Cost: $8 in advance, $10 at the gate, includes pizza, popcorn and soda. Crestwood police, recreation staff and guards will be on hand to supervise. For more information, visit www.cityofcrestwood.org.

July 20-Aug. 19 • "Mamma Mia!" – Stages St. Louis presents the ultimate feel-good show which uses the music of ABBA to tell the hilarious and touching tale of a teen's search for her birth father on a Greek Island paradise. Shows held in Kirkwood Community Center's Robert Reim Theatre, 111 S. Geyer Road. For tickets or more information, visit www.stagesstlouis.org.

July 21 • Bike Through History – Join a National Park Service ranger on a bike tour beginning at 10 a.m. from Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site to Sappington House. Learn about points of interest along the way and tour the Sappington House. The 4-mile round trip is open to all ages. Free, but reservations required; call 314-842-1867, ext. 230. The historic site is located at 7400 Grant Road.

July 21 • Movies In The Outfield – Enjoy the film "Angels in the Outfield" under the stars in Kirkwood Park's softball diamond #4 at 8:30 p.m. The park is located at Geyer and Adams. Free. Bring blanket or chairs and food/beverages; no glass bottles.

July 21 • Tunes at Ten – Live music by the Kirkwood Music Institute starting at 10 a.m. at the Kirkwood Farmers' Market, 150 E. Argonne Drive. Enjoy all the market has to offer while listening to live music by local bands.

July 21 • Family Workshops – Take a hike and use natural materials to create a piece of art at "The World is Your Studio" from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. From 1 to 4 p.m., create a mosaic with tiles, stones and glass during "Magnificent Mosaics." Events are held in the Kranzberg Education Lab at Laumeier Sculpture Park, 12580 Rott Road in Sunset Hills. For children ages 4-12 and an adult. For costs and to register, visit www.laumeier.org.

July 22 • Tour de Kirkwood Triathlon – Swim, bike, run beginning 7:30 a.m. at Kirkwood Community Center, 111 S. Geyer Road. For more information, visit www.bigshark.com.

July 22 - Frank Lloyd Wright House Twilight Tour – Enjoy light appetizers and beverages followed by a docent-led tour of the Wright-designed home, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at 120 N. Ballas in Kirkwood. Cost: $30 for ages 21 and up. Reservations required in advance; visit www.ebsworthpark.org or call 314-822-8359.

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The Frank Lloyd Wright House at Ebsworth Park (click for larger version)

July 25 • Whitaker Music Festival – Dawn Weber and the Electro Funk Assembly will perform at Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Blvd. Free admission after 5 p.m.; concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Pack a picnic supper or purchase food/drinks onsite (no glass containers). For more information, visit www.mobot.org/events/whitaker.

July 25 • Maplewood Summer Concert Series – Enjoy music by The Breakfast Boys from 6 to 8 p.m. at Ryan Hummert Memorial Park, 2400 Sutton Blvd. Free, For more information, visit www.midcountychamber.org.

July 25 • Christmas at The Pool – Kennedy Recreation Complex Pool, 6050 Wells Road, will be decked out in the Christmas spirit, along with a special guest appearance, noon to 3 p.m. Normal pool admission rates apply.

July 26-29 • "42nd Street" – The award-winning Whitecliff Summer Playhouse presents the musical on an outdoor stage in Crestwood's Whitecliff Park. Tickets: $2 for children, $5 for adults and go on sale at 6:30 p.m. before each performance. Show starts at 8:15 p.m. Bring lawn chairs; no glass containers. For more information, visit www.ci.crestwood.mo.us.

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July 27 • Full Moon Bike Ride & Walk – Explore the trail around Simpson Lake, 1234 Marshall Road in Valley Park, by moonlight from 7 to 10 p.m. The cost of $5 includes a fire with marshmallows and an all-you-can-eat hot dog roast and beverage. Full-mounted light on bikes and helmets required for ages 16 and under. Meet at Blue Heron Shelter. Advance registration required by calling 314-615-8822.

July 27 • Night Out Series/Mud & Merlot: Candleholders – Explore working with clay from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Kranzberg Education Lab at Laumeier Sculpture Park, 12580 Rott Road in Sunset Hills. Bring wine; light snacks provided. Cost: $54 for ages 21 and up. For more information, call 314-615-5278 or visit www.laumeier.org.

July 27-Aug. 2 • "Gypsy" – This popular musical about an ambitious stage mother features such showstopping tunes as "Let Me Entertain You" and "Together, Wherever We Go." Presented at The Muny in Forest Park. For tickets, visit www.muny.org.

July 28 • Making Music Concert – The Roadhouse Kings will perform at 7 p.m. at Kirkwood Lion's Park Amphitheatre, Geyer and Adams. Free; donations accepted.

July 28 • Christmas in July – Experience Christmas in July at the RiverChase Outdoor Pool, 9990 Horan Drive. Have fun with Sammy J Balloon Creations, the movie "Santa! Elf" at 8:30 p.m., and maybe a visit from Santa. Enter through the pool gate. Cost: free for members, $5 for non-members.

July 28 • Fenton Devour & Dash 5K – The family fun race features a tasty treat at each mile marker. Pre-registration required by July 23. 1K run for ages 10 and under starts at 9:30 a.m.; 5K at 10 a.m. For more information, call Fenton Parks and Recreation at 636-343-0067.

August 2018

Aug. 1 • National Night Out – Join the Shrewsbury Parks Department to show appreciation for police and fire departments, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Festival Pavilion at Wehner Park, 7600 Hazel Ave. Food, games and more.

Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 • Sonic Car Cruises – Every Friday through Sept. 28, 5 to 9 p.m., at Sonic in Kirkwood, corner of South Kirkwood Road and Big Bend Road. DJ, attendance prizes. Great food and "awesome rides."

Aug. 3 • Night Waves Pool Party – Incoming and current middle school students invited for music, games and fun, 8 to 10 p.m., at the Kirkwood Aquatic Center, 111 S. Geyer Road. Cost is $5 for residents and non-residents.

Aug. 3 • Food Truck Fest – Enjoy fare from food trucks and listen to music by the 4th Street Band at Laumeier Sculpture Park, 12580 Rott Road in Sunset Hills. Event runs from 5 to 8 p.m., band plays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Free. For more details, visit www.stlouisco.com/parksandrecreation for more information.

Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 • Jungle Boogie – St. Louis Zoo presents its summer concert series, 5 to 8 p.m. Free. Exhibits open until 7 p.m. Concert schedule – Aug. 3: Ticket to the Beatles, Aug. 10: Miss Jubilee, Aug. 17: Midnight Piano Band, Aug. 24: Three Pedros, Aug. 31: The LustreLights

Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 • Blues At The Arch – Fridays in August from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on the grounds of the Gateway Arch. Gateway Arch Park Foundation teams with National Blues Museum to offer free performances.

Aug. 4-12 • "Meet Me In St. Louis" – The classic production comes to The Muny stage. Set in the summer of 1903, the Smiths eagerly await the grand opening of the 1904 World's Fair. Show features hits such as "The Trolley Song," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" and "The Boy Next Door." For more showtimes or tickets, visit www.muny.org.

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Aug. 4 • Tunes at 10 will feature the Kirkwood Music Institute at 10 a.m. at Kirkwood Farmers' Market, 150 E. Argonne. Free.

Aug. 5 • Walking Tours — Laumeier Sculpture Park, 12580 Rott Road in Sunset Hills, offers outdoor walking tours on the first Sunday of each month, 2 to 3 p.m., through October. Meet at the Visitor Center in the Aronson Fine Arts Center. $5, ages 4 and up; Laumeier members and ages 3 and under are free.

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Aug. 6-12 • 100th PGA Championship At Bellerive Country Club - The St. Louis area's biggest sporting event for 2018 takes place at Bellerive Country Club, 12925 Ladue Road. Visit www.pga.com.

Aug. 7 • R&R Day At The Pool – An adults-only day at the Webster Groves Aquatic Center. Relax poolside from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. $5 at the gate.

Aug. 10 • Hot Summer Nights, Cool Summer Sounds – Midnight Piano Band will perform from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Des Peres Park, 12325 Manchester Road. Bring lawn chairs. Coolers permitted, but no glass containers. Concessions available.

Aug. 10 • Shark Attack — Webster Groves Parks & Recreation offers shark-themed games, competitions and a sea snack in this new pool party event. Cost is $5 at the gate. The party runs from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Aug. 10 • Free Concert – FanFare will perform from 7 to 9 p.m. at a free concert held under the gazebo at Whitecliff Park in Crestwood, 9245 Whitecliff Park Lane. Sno cones will be available. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Coolers welcome, but no glass containers.

Aug. 10 & 11 • Webster Groves Lions Club Barbecue – The Lions serve up ribs, chicken, hamburgers, brats and more from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday on the parking lot of General Grant Center, 8400 Watson Road. Enjoy on-site or carry out.

Aug. 11 • Grateful Dead Tribute Concert — Terrapin Flyer, a Grateful Dead Tribute band from Chicago, performs at 7 p.m. at Jefferson Barracks Amphitheater, 500 Bagby Street. Tickets are $16 at the gate, kids 12 and under are free. Pet friendly. Beer, soda, water, wine and snacks are available.

Aug. 11 • Tunes at 10 — Features the Sadie Hawkins Band at 10 a.m. at Kirkwood Farmers' Market, 150 E. Argonne. Free.

Aug. 11 • WWI: Men of Bronze — This 11 a.m. lecture will explore the various roles that were open to non-white personnel, both in combat and non-combat roles. Event held at Jefferson Barracks Historic Park, 345 North Road. Free. For information, call 314-615-8800 or email jmagurany@stlouisco.com.

Aug. 11 • Making Music Concert Series — Brothers Lazaroff, offering an interesting brand of eclectic music, will perform at the Lions' Amphitheatre in Kirkwood Park beginning at 7 p.m. Free event hosted by Kirkwood Arts Commission.

Aug. 12 • Family Days At Laumeier — Free Family Days encourages observation, imagination, curiosity and creativity. Activities designed to be simple enough for ages 4 and up from 2 to 4 p.m. Visit www.laumeier.org for more information

Aug. 18 • Tunes at 10 – The Maple Jam Band performs at 10 a.m. at Kirkwood Farmers' Market, 150 E. Argonne. Free.

Aug. 18 • Webster Groves Herb Society – The society invites the public to view its display at the Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Blvd., from 10 a.m. to noon.

Aug. 18 • Movies in the Outfield – The movie "Field of Dreams" will be shown at 8 p.m. at Diamond #4 in Kirkwood Park. Bring a blanket or folding chairs. Food and beverage allowed, but no glass containers.

Aug. 25 • Tunes at 10 — Salt of the Earth performs at 10 a.m. at Kirkwood Farmers' Market, 150 E. Argonne. Free.

Aug. 25 • Making Music Concert Series — The Route 66 Jazz Orchestra, a 20-piece jazz band, at the Lions' Amphitheatre in Kirkwood Park beginning at 7 p.m. Free.

Aug. 25 • Duck Derby At The Pool – Bring the family to Fenton RiverChase for duck races. $5 per duck in the outdoor pool. Prizes for the top 10 ducks.

Aug. 25-26 • Festival of Nations — The multi-cultural celebration, featuring ethnic food booths, dance and music, arts and crafts, and an international bazaar, runs Saturday, Aug. 25, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. & Sunday, Aug. 26, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., in Tower Grove Park, 4256 Magnolia Ave. Admission is free. Visit www.festivalofnationsstl.org for a complete schedule.

Aug. 26 • Sunset Hills Triathlon – The triathlon returns featuring a course through Sunset Hills. New and seasoned veterans can compete. Swim at Watson Trails Park, then an 11.8 bike course, followed by a 3-mile run. Register at www.sunset-hills.com.

Aug. 31-Sept. 2 • Big Muddy Blues Festival — The festival runs on Laclede's Landing, with 50-plus bands on three stages. Great live music begins at 3 p.m. each day and goes into the night. Visit www.bigmuddybluesfestival.com for complete details.

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