MAY

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May 24-June 28 • Jungle Boogie – The Saint Louis Zoo presents its summer concert series, 5 to 8 p.m. Free. Rain or shine. Feel free to bring lawn chairs. Visit www.stlzoo.org/events for complete schedule.

• May 24: Wildfire

• May 31: Funky Butt Brass Band

• June 7: Griffin and the Gargoyles

• June 14: Hazard To Ya Booty

• June 21: No concert due to Zoofari

• June 28: Charles “Skeet” Rogers

May 30-June 15 • Archaeological Dig – Watch students and professional archaeologists dig for artifacts from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, at the Historic Sappington House, 1015 S. Sappington Road. There will also be hands-on activities for children. Free and open to the public.

May 31-June 30 • “The Boy From Oz” – Stages St. Louis presents “The Boy From Oz,” which follows Australian singer-songwriter Peter Allen’s journey from his humble beginnings performing in backcountry pubs to his international stardom. Shows are held in Kirkwood Community Center’s Robert Reim Theatre, 111 S. Geyer Road. For tickets or more information, visit www.stagesstlouis.org.

May 31 • Parks Food Truck Fest – A variety of food trucks will offer culinary fare on May 31, 5 to 8 p.m., with live music from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Laumeier Sculpture Park, 12580 Rott Road, 63127. Admission is free. No coolers allowed. For more information, call 314-615-4386.

June 1-29 • Wildflower Concert Series – Local bands will perform on the Bascom House Lawn at Shaw Nature Reserve, 307 Pinetum Loop Road in Gray Summit, every Saturday in June from 5 to 8 p.m., with music from 6 to 8 p.m. The concerts are included with daily admission, which is free for members. Bring chairs and picnic blankets. Enjoy wine, beer and spirits from local vendors, plus barbecue. Outside alcohol is not permitted. For a complete list of bands, visit www.missouribotanicalgarden.org.

JUNE

June 5 • Whitaker Music Festival – Terence Blanchard performs 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. Visitors may bring picnic supper, baskets or coolers. Please limit glass. Picnic fare, beer, wine, soda and sno-cones will be available for purchase. Visit www.missouribotanicalgarden.org for details.

June 6 • Opera Theatre of St. Louis – Season begins with “The Marriage of Figaro” Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1786) May 25-June 29, at the Loretto-Hilton Center, 130 Edgar Road (at Big Bend) in Webster Groves. “Rigoletto” Giuseppe Verdi (1851) takes the stage June 1-30, followed by “The Coronation of Poppea Claudio Monteverdi” (1624) June 9-28, and “Fire Shut Up in My Bones” world premiere is June 15-29. For more information, showtimes and tickets, visit www.opera-stl.org.

June 7 • Farm Fridays at Suson – Enjoy pony rides, hayrides, barn tours, face painting, fishing and more, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Suson Park, 63073 Wells Road, 63128. For ages 2-12. Admission is $10 per child, free for adults.Register online at www.stlouisco.com/parks or call 314-615-8822.

June 10-16 • The Muny – “Guys and Dolls” plays the Muny stage in Forest Park. Luck be a lady tonight! Considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy, “Guys and Dolls” gambles with luck and love during a time when Broadway was rampant with wise guys, mission girls and Lindy’s cheesecake. For more information, tickets and show times, visit www.muny.org.

June 12 • Whitaker Music Festival – Tonina Saputo performs 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. Visitors may bring their own picnic supper, baskets or coolers. Please limit glass. Picnic fare, beer, wine, soda and sno-cones will also be available for purchase. Visit www.missouribotanicalgarden.org for more information.

June 15 • Bike Through History on Grant’s Trail – Join a National Park Service ranger on a 4-mile bike tour at 10 a.m. starting from the 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 ext. 230.

June 17-22 • Missouri Chamber Music Festival – The youth performance will start at 7 p.m. on June 17, at the First Congregational Church of Webster Groves, 10 W. Lockwood Ave. There will be several performances at various locations throughout the festival. For more information, a complete schedule and tickets, visit www.mochambermusic.org.

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June 18-30 • “101 Dalmatians” – Stages St. Louis presents Cruella DeVil and her two klutzy henchmen as they try to steal a litter of the cutest puppies to ever hit jolly old London Town in this Disney classic. Shows held in Kirkwood Community Center’s Robert Reim Theatre, 111 S. Geyer Road. Visit www.stagesstlouis.org for tickets or more information.

June 19 • Missouri Chamber Music Festival – The morning performance will start at 10:30 a.m., at the Pillsbury Theatre, 560 Trinity Ave., University City. For more information and tickets, visit www.mochambermusic.org.

June 19-25 • The Muny – “Kinky Boots” plays the outdoor Muny stage in Forest Park. Everybody say yeah! Winner of six Tony Awards, the Olivier Award and the Grammy, this huge-hearted hit tells the story of a struggling British shoe factory that finds a surprising way to recreate themselves. For more details and tickets, visit www.muny.org.

June 19 • Whitaker Music Festival – The River Kittens 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. Visitors may bring a picnic supper, baskets or coolers. Please limit glass. Picnic fare, beer, wine, soda and sno-cones will also available for purchase. Visit www.missouribotanicalgarden.org for more information.

June 20 • Missouri Chamber Music Festival – Around With The Calyx Trio will perform at 5 p.m., at the First Congregational Church of Webster Groves, 10 W. Lockwood Ave. For more information and tickets, visit www.mochambermusic.org.

June 21 • Farm Fridays at Suson – Enjoy pony rides, hayrides, barn tours, face painting, fishing and more, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Suson Park, 63073 Wells Rd., 63128. For ages 2-12. Cost is $10 for children, free for adults. Register online at www.stlouisco.com/parks or call 314-615-8822.

June 21 • Summer Movie Series – “Lilo & Stitch” will be shown at dusk at Rayburn Park, Rayburn Ave., 63126. Free. Attendees are welcome to bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks. No glass containers.

June 22 • Missouri Chamber Music Festival – The festival finale performance will start at 7 p.m., at the E. Desmond Lee Hall, 560 Music Center, 560 Trinity Ave. in University City. For more information and tickets, visit www.mochambermusic.org.

June 22 • Run Through History – Join a National Park guide on a 3-mile running tour at 10 a.m. starting from Ulysses S. Grant’s home, White Haven, 7400 Grant Road, to St. Paul’s Cemetery and back. Free, registration required by calling 314-842-1867.

June 22 • Webster Groves Herb Society Display – Meet the members of the Webster Groves Herb Society from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Blvd., 63110. Exhibit includes recipes, tasty treats, tips and tricks for summer cooking with herbs. Included with garden admission.

June 26 • Whitaker Music Festival – The Gene Dobbs Bradford Blues Experience performs 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. Visitors are welcome to bring their own picnic supper, baskets or coolers. Please limit glass. Picnic fare, beer, wine, soda and sno-cones will also be available for purchase. Visit www.missouribotanicalgarden.org for more information.

June 27-July 3 • The Muny – “1776” plays the outdoor Muny stage in Forest Park. The three-time Tony Award-winning musical sets ablaze the historic signing of the Declaration of Independence and illuminates the personalities, passions and compromises that created a nation. For more information and tickets, visit www.muny.org.

June 28 • Summer Concert – Fanfare takes the stage at Whitecliff Park, 9245 Whitecliff Park Lane in Crestwood. Concert starts at 7 p.m. on the Summer Playhouse stage. For more information, visit www.cityofcrestwood.org.

JULY

July 3 • JB Blast – Enjoy music by The South Side Johnny Band under the stars from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Veterans Memorial Amphitheater at Jefferson Barracks, 345 North Road, plus a fireworks display after the music. Free. Concessions available for purchase. Blankets, picnic baskets and coolers welcome.

July 3-6 • 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 parade is July 4, at 10 a.m. For more information about locations, parking and event schedule, visit www.wgcommunitydays.org.

July 3 • Whitaker Music Festival – Mardra and Reggie Thomas performs 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. Visitors are welcome to bring their own picnic supper, baskets or coolers. Please limit glass. Picnic fare, beer, wine, soda and sno-cones will also be available for purchase.. Visit www.missouribotanicalgarden.org for more information.

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July 4-6 • Fair Saint Louis – America’s biggest birthday party under the Gateway Arch runs July 4-6, featuring headlining musical acts, air shows, free family fun and amazing fireworks celebrating our nation’s independence. The parade kicks things off on July 4, at 9:30 a.m., at the intersection of 20th and Market Street, and proceeds east on Market Street and ends on Market and Broadway. Free. For more information and schedules, visit www.fairsaintlouis.org and www.americasbirthdayparade.com.

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, 9245Whitecliff Park Lane in Crestwood. Adopt a duck at the Crestwood Community Center for $5 beginning June 8. The winner will be awarded a 2020 aquatic center pass. For more information, visit www.cityofcrestwood.org

July 5 – 26 • Jungle Boogie – The Saint Louis Zoo presents its summer concert series, 5 to 8 p.m. Free. Rain or shine. Feel free to bring lawn chairs. For more information, visit www.stlzoo.org/events. Concert schedule:

• July 5: Midnight Piano Band

• July 12: Cree Rider Family Band

• July 19: Zydeco Crawdaddys

• July 26: The Lustrelights

July 8-16 • The Muny – Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” plays the outdoor Muny stage in Forest Park. Step into a storybook spectacle. A magical evening awaits, but mustn’t be late! For more information and tickets, visit www.muny.org.

July 10 • Whitaker Music Festival – Boomtown United performs 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 a picnic supper, baskets or coolers. Please limit glass. Picnic fare, beer, wine, soda and sno-cones will also be available for purchase. Visit www.missouribotanicalgarden.org for more information.

July 13 • South County Flea Market – Shop for treasures, crafts, antiques and specialty items from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Affton Community Center, 9801 Mackenzie Road.

July 17 • National Hot Dog Day – Free hot dogs will be handed out from noon to 6 p.m. (while supplies last) at the Kennedy Recreation Center, 6050 Wells Road. Cost is regular pool admission.

July 17 • Whitaker Music Festival – Annie and the Fur Trappers 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. Visitors are welcome to bring their own picnic supper, baskets or coolers. Please limit glass. Picnic fare, beer, wine, soda and sno-cones will also be available for purchase. Visit www.missouribotanicalgarden.org for more information.

July 18 • Concerts in the Park – The U City Summer Band performs at 7 p.m. at Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site, 7400 Grant Road. Pack a blanket or lawn chair. Free. For more information, call 314-842-1867 ext. 230.

July 18-24 • The Muny – “Footloose” plays the outdoor Muny stage in Forest Park. Everybody cut loose! Kick off your Sunday shoes with this 80s favorite! For more information and tickets, visit www.muny.org.

July 19 • Summer Movie Series – “Smallfoot” will be shown at dusk at Spellman Park, Spellman Drive, 63126. Free. Attendees are welcome to bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks. No glass containers.

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July 19-August 18 • “Grease” – Stages St. Louis brings Danny Zuko and his gang of Burger Palace Boys and Pink Ladies to the stage. Bursting with explosive energy and 1950s nostalgia, the show blends an irresistible mix of adolescent angst and all-American teen spirit to create a high-octane pop-culture phenomenon. Shows held in Kirkwood Community Center’s Robert Reim Theatre, 111 S. Geyer Road. For tickets or more information, visit www.stagesstlouis.org.

July 20 • Bike Through History on Grant’s Trail – Join a National Park Service ranger on a 4-mile bike tour beginning at 10 a.m. from the 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 ext. 230.

July 24 • Henry Shaw’s Birthday Celebration – Festivities take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Blvd. The event will include a silhouette artist, stilt walker, balloon artist, three performances by Bob Kramer’s Marionnettes and more. Take a tour of Tower Grove House, Shaw’s original country estate, which will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A selection of items from the Garden’s Herbarium and Peter H. Raven Library will be on display. Free admission for all visitors from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.missouribotanicalgarden.org.

July 24 • Whitaker Music Festival – Dave Grelle’s Playdors performs 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. Visitors are welcome to bring their own picnic supper, baskets or coolers. Please limit glass. Picnic fare, beer, wine, soda and sno-cones will also be available for purchase. Visit www.missouribotanicalgarden.org for more information.

July 27 • Run Through History – Join a National Park guide on a 3-mile running tour beginning at 10 a.m. from Ulysses S. Grant’s home, White Haven, 7400 Grant Road, to St. Paul’s Cemetery and back. Free. Registration required by calling 314-842-1867.

July 27-August 2 • The Muny – Lerner & Loewe’s “Paint Your Wagon” plays the outdoor Muny stage in Forest Park. This gem from 1951 is set in the California gold rush, sharing a moving tale of ambition, love and home. For more information and tickets, visit www.muny.org.

July 28 • Webster Groves Herb Society Display – Meet the members of the Webster Groves Herb Society from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Blvd., 63110. Included with garden admission.

July 31 • Whitaker Music Festival – Starwolf performs 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. Visitors are welcome to bring their own picnic supper, baskets or coolers. Please limit glass. Picnic fare, beer, wine, soda and sno-cones will also be available for purchase. Visit www.missouribotanicalgarden.org for more information.

AUGUST

August 2-30 • Jungle Boogie – The Saint Louis Zoo presents its summer concert series, 5 to 8 p.m. Free. Rain or shine. Feel free to bring lawn chairs. For more information, visit www.stlzoo.org/events. Concert schedule:

• August 2: Soulard Blues Band

• August 9: The Durty Kellys

• August 16: Three Pedros

• August 23: Miss Jubilee

• August 30: Ticket to the Beatles

August 2 • Parks Food Truck Fest – A variety of food trucks will offer culinary fare 5 to 8 p.m. with live music offered 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Laumeier Sculpture Park, 12580 Rott Road, 63127. Admission is free. No coolers allowed. For more information, call 314-615-4386.

August 5-11 • The Muny – “Matilda” plays the outdoor Muny stage in Forest Park. Sometimes you have to be a little bit naughty! “Matilda” shows how imagination is exactly what we all need to navigate life’s many challenges. For more information and tickets, visit www.muny.org.

August 9 • Customer Appreciation Day – Finish the summer in style at the Crestwood Aquatic Center, 9245 Whitecliff Park Lane. Event includes games, prizes, cardboard boat regatta and a live concert by the Wildhouse Katz from 5-7 p.m. Registration is required in person at the Community Center by July 18. For more information, visit www.cityofcrestwood.org.

August 15 • Concerts in the Park – Soulard Blues Band performs at 7 p.m. at Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site, 7400 Grant Road. Pack a blanket or lawn chair. Free. For more information, call 314-842-1867 ext. 230.

August 16 • Summer Movie Series – “Ralph Breaks the Internet” will be shown at dusk at Crestwood Park, Meadowfern Drive, 63126. Free. Attendees are welcome to bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks. No glass containers.

August 16 • Full Moon Paddle, Bike Ride and Walk from 7 to 10 p.m. at Simpson Park, 1234 Marshall Road in Valley Park. Explore the trail around the park by the light of the full moon. Or, bring your own boat to the lake instead of a bike (no motors). Another option: Paddle a canoe around the lake (canoes provided). Each version of this event features a bonfire and all-you-can eat hot dogs. Cost is $5 ($25 for canoe paddle). Registration required, call 314-615-8822.

August 17 • Bike Through History on Grant’s Trail – Join a National Park Service ranger on a 4-mile bike tour beginning 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 ext. 230.

August 17 • Cultivating Young Cooks – The Kemper Center for Home Gardening at the Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Blvd., will host the event in honor of the American Culinary Federation’s National Childhood Nutrition Month. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is included with garden admission. Organizations in attendance will share information on topics such as healthy home cooking, beekeeping, vermiculture, goat milking and more. For additional information, visit www.missouribotanicalgarden.org.

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August 24-25 • Festival of Nations – The multi-cultural celebration featuring ethnic food booths, dance and music, arts and crafts, and an international bazaar runs Saturday, Aug. 24, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 25, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., in Tower Grove Park, 4256 Magnolia Ave. Admission is free. Visit www.festivalofnationsstl.org.

August 24 • Run Through History – Join a National Park guide on a 3-mile running tour at 10 a.m. from Ulysses S. Grant’s home, White Haven, 7400 Grant Road, to St. Paul’s Cemetery and back. Free. Registration required, call 314-842-1867.

August 31-September 2 • Annual Japanese Festival – The Missouri Botanical Garden hosts the three-day celebration Labor Day weekend. The event is filled with sights, sounds and experiences for the entire family. Visit www.missouribotanicalgarden.org.

SEPTEMBER

Sept. 6 • Parks Food Truck Fest – A variety of food trucks will offer culinary fare on from 5 to 8 p.m., with live music offered 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Laumeier Sculpture Park, 12580 Rott Road, 63127. Admission is free.