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MAY

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. For more information, visit www.stlzoo.org/events. Concert 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 31-June 30 • The Boy From Oz – Stages St. Louis presents “The Boy From Oz.” Shows held in Kirkwood Community Center’s Robert Reim Theatre, 111 S. Geyer Road. For tickets or more information, visit www.stagesstlouis.org.

May 31-June 1 • St. Peterfest – St. Peter parish event features rides, food, music and more in downtown Kirkwood at Jefferson and Clay. Hours are Friday, 5 to 10 p.m., and Saturday, noon to 10:30 p.m.

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. Bring picnic supper, baskets or coolers. Please limit glass. Picnic fare, beer, wine, soda and sno-cones are also available for purchase. Visit www.missouribotanicalgarden.org for more information.

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

June 6 • Opera Theatre of St. Louis – Season begins with “The Marriage of Figaro” 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 the “Fire Shut Up in My Bones” world premiere runs June 15-29. For more information, showtimes and tickets, visit www.opera-stl.org.

June 7-9 • 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, 6-10 p.m.; Saturday, 11-9 p.m.; and Sunday, 11-5 p.m. Rain or shine. Visit www.websterartsfair.com for more information.

June 8 • Old Orchard Jazz Festival — Located at Gazebo Park in Webster Groves’ Old Orchard area, this new festival runs from 1 to 9 p.m.

June 8 • 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.kirkwood.org/carsandguitars for details.

June 10-16 • The Muny – “Guys and Dolls,” plays the outdoor 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 and tickets, visit www.muny.org.

June 11 • Strawberry Festival – Enjoy hot dogs, and ice cream and strawberries, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., at Mudd’s Grove, 302 W. Argonne in Kirkwood. Free.

June 12 • Parties in the Park – An open-air cocktail soiree will feature music by Midnight Piano Band, 5-8:30 p.m., on Central Avenue in downtown Clayton. Free. No outside food or drink.

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. Bring picnic supper, baskets or coolers. Please limit glass. Picnic fare, beer, wine, soda and sno-cones are also available for purchase. Visit www.missouribotanicalgarden.org for more information.

June 13 • Downtown Kirkwood Summer Concert Series – Listen to live music by Rosewood, 6:30 p.m., at Station Plaza, 120 S. Kirkwood Road.

June 14 • Night Waves Pool Party – Incoming and current middle school students are invited for music, games and fun, 8:15 to 10:15 p.m., at the Webster Groves Aquatic Center, 33 E. Glendale. Cost is $5 for residents and non-residents.

June 14 • “Hot Summer Nights, Cool Summer Sounds” – Free outdoor concert features music by Dance Floor Riot from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Des Peres Park, 12325 Manchester Road. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and coolers. Alcohol is allowed. No glass containers. Concessions available. For more information, visit www.desperesmo.org.

June 14-15 • 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 15 • Bike Through History on Grant’s Trail – Join a National Park Service ranger on a 4-mile bike tour starting 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.

June 15 • Making Music – The Bel Airs will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Lions’ Amphitheatre in Kirkwood Park, 111 S. Geyer Road. Free. Visit www.kirkwoodmo.org/arts.

June 15 • Tunes @ Ten – The Maple Jam Band will perform at 10 a.m. at the Kirkwood Farmers Market, 150 E. Argonne Drive. Free.

June 17 • Missouri Chamber Music Festival – The youth performance will start at 7 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of Webster Groves, 10 W. Lockwood Ave. For more information 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. For tickets or more information, visit www.stagesstlouis.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 information and tickets, visit www.muny.org.

June 20 • Downtown Kirkwood Summer Concert Series – Listen to live music by Barley Alive with Matsiko Choir, 6:30 p.m., at Station Plaza, 120 S. Kirkwood Road.

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 • Night Waves Pool Party – Incoming and current middle school students invited for music, games and fun, 8 to 10 p.m., at The Lodge Des Peres Outdoor Pool, 1050 Des Peres Road. Cost is $5 for residents and non-residents.

June 21 • 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 Tilles Park, 9551 Litzsinger Rd., 63124. Admission is free. No coolers allowed. For more information, call 314-615-4386.

June 22-23 • Great American Backyard Campout – Camping event from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m., at Des Peres Park Pavilion, 12325 Manchester Road. Enjoy a bonfire, s’mores, stargazing, family programming and a continental breakfast. Participants must provide their own camping gear and are welcome to bring their own food and snacks. Registration is per tent and deadline is June 16. Free to members/residents, and $10 non-residents. For more information, visit www.desperesmo.org.

June 22 • Run Through History – Join a National Park guide on a 3-mile running tour starting 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.

June 22 • Tunes @ Ten – The Sadie Hawkins Band will perform at 10 a.m. at the Kirkwood Farmers Market, 150 E. Argonne Dr., 63122. Free.

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 22 • 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 8-10 a.m. Cost is $5 per child, member or resident, non-resident $7. Visit www.desperesmo.org to register.

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 are also available for purchase on-site. Visit www.missouribotanicalgarden.org for more information.

June 26 • Maplewood Summer Concert Series – Enjoy live music by Fanfare, 6 to 8 p.m., in Ryan Hummert Memorial Park, 2400 Sutton Blvd. Visit www.midcountychamber.org for more information.

June 27 • Downtown Kirkwood Summer Concert Series – Listen to live music by The Hulapoppers, 6:30 p.m., at Station Plaza, 120 S. Kirkwood Road.

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 29 • Making Music – The USAF Band of Mid-America’s Roots in Blue take the stage at 7:30 p.m., at Kirkwood Lion’s Park Amphitheatre, 111 S. Geyer Road. Free. Visit www.kirkwoodmo.org/arts.

JULY

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 are also available for purchase on-site. 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 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 • Kirkwood 4th of July Celebration – The annual event in Kirkwood Park, 111 S. Geyer Road, begins with music at 7 p.m., followed by fireworks at dusk. Free. Food trucks will be on site. Rain date is July 5. For details, visit www.kirkwoodmo.org.

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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 you mustn’t be late! For information and tickets, visit www.muny.org.

July 10 • Parties in the Park – An open-air cocktail soiree will feature music by Up All Night, 5-8:30 p.m., on Central Avenue in downtown Clayton. Free to attend. No outside food or drink.

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. Visitors are welcome to bring their own picnic supper, baskets or coolers. Please limit glass. Picnic fare, beer, wine, soda and sno-cones are also available for purchase on-site. Visit www.missouribotanicalgarden.org for more information.

July 12 • “Hot Summer Nights, Cool Summer Sounds” – Free outdoor concert features music by 4&20: A Tribute to Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Des Peres Park, 12325 Manchester Road. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and coolers. Alcohol is allowed. No glass containers. Concessions available. For more information and parking details, visit www.desperesmo.org.

July 12 • Let Them Eat Art – Downtown Maplewood’s tribute to Bastille Day, 6-11 p.m., featuring live music, entertainment, art demonstrations and more. Free. Visit www.cityofmaplewood.com.

July 13 • Christmas in July Dive-In Movie – Enjoy the movie “Elf” at The Lodge Des Peres Outdoor Leisure Pool, 1050 Des Peres Road. Participants are encouraged to wear their Santa hats and other holiday attire. Special holiday items will be available at the concession stand. Water park tubes are first come, first served. No outside flotation devices. Check in is at 8:30 p.m., movie starts at 9 p.m. Free for members, $5 for residents, and $10 for non-residents. For more information, visit www.desperesmo.org.

July 13 • Kirkwood Peach Festival at the Farmers’ Market – The whole family can enjoy seasonal produce and peach samples from local farmers 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.

July 13 • Making Music – The Dan Rubright’s WirePilots will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Lions’ Amphitheatre in Kirkwood Park, 111 S. Geyer Road. Free. For more information, visit www.kirkwoodmo.org/arts.

July 13 • Tunes @ Ten – The Maple Jam Band will perform at 10 a.m. at the Kirkwood Farmers Market, 150 E. Argonne Dr., 63122. Free.

July 17 • Whitaker Music Festival – Annie and the Fur Trappers 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 are also available for purchase on-site. 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 • 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 Tilles Park, 9551 Litzsinger Rd., 63124. Admission is free. No coolers allowed. For more information, call 314-615-4386.

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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-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.

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July 20-21 • The St. Louis Modern Quilt Guild invites you to its “This is Modern’” quilt show on Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 11a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Kirkwood Community Center, 111 S. Geyer Road. Admission is $5, free for ages 5 and under. For more details, visit www.stlmqg.blogspot.com.

July 20 • Bike Through History on Grant’s Trail – 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 ext. 230.

July 21 • Cardboard Catamaran Cup – Ahoy there, mateys! The Lodge Des Peres, 1050 Des Peres Road, will host a homemade boat race in the outdoor pool lazy river starting at 6 p.m. Cost is $15 for members, $16 for residents, $18 for non-residents, free to spectators. For more information, registration and entry specifications, visit www.desperesmo.org.

July 24 • Maplewood Summer Concert Series – Enjoy live music by The Melissa Neels Band, 6 to 8 p.m., in Ryan Hummert Memorial Park, 2400 Sutton Blvd. Visit www.midcountychamber.org for more information.

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. Take a tour of Tower Grove House, Shaw’s original country estate, 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 details, 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 are also available for purchase. Visit www.missouribotanicalgarden.org for more information.

July 27 • Making Music – The Roadhouse Kings will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Lions’ Amphitheatre in Kirkwood Park, 111 S. Geyer Road. Free.

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, call 314-842-1867.

July 27 • Tunes @ Ten – Salt of the Earth will perform at 10 a.m. at the Kirkwood Farmers Market, 150 E. Argonne Drive. Free.

July 27-August 2 • The Muny – Lerner & Loewe’s “Paint Your Wagon” plays the outdoor Muny stage in Forest Park. Set in the California gold rush, the musical is 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 are available for purchase. For more details, visit www.missouribotanicalgarden.org.

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

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 • “Hot Summer Nights, Cool Summer Sounds” – Free outdoor concert features music by Trilogy from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Des Peres Park, 12325 Manchester Road. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and coolers. Alcohol is allowed. No glass containers. Concessions available. For more information and parking details, visit www.desperesmo.org.

August 10 • Making Music – The Southside Creole Playboys will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Lions’ Amphitheatre in Kirkwood Park, 111 S. Geyer Road. Free. Visit www.kirkwoodmo.org/arts.

August 10 • Tunes @ Ten – The Maple Jam Band will perform at 10 a.m. at the Kirkwood Farmers Market, 150 E. Argonne Drive. Free.

August 14 • Parties in the Park – An open-air cocktail soiree will feature music by Three Pedros, 5-8:30 p.m., on Central Avenue in downtown Clayton. Free to attend. No outside food or drink.

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 17 • Bike Through History on Grant’s Trail – Join a National Park Service ranger on a 4-mile bike tour starting 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 • Back to School Movie in the Park – The movie “Space Jam” will be shown at 8:15 p.m. at Diamond #4 in Kirkwood Park. Free. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs. Food and beverage allowed, but no glass containers.

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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. For more details and a schedule of events, visit www.festivalofnationsstl.org.

August 24 • Making Music – The Hillary Fitz Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Lions’ Amphitheatre in Kirkwood Park, 111 S. Geyer Road. Free. Visit www.kirkwoodmo.org/arts.

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 24 • Tunes @ Ten – The Sadie Hawkins Band will perform at 10 a.m. at the Kirkwood Farmers Market, 150 E. Argonne Drive. Free.

August 28 • Maplewood Summer Concert Series – Enjoy live music by Leaky Tiki, 6 to 8 p.m., in Ryan Hummert Memorial Park, 2400 Sutton Blvd. Visit www.midcountychamber.org for more information.

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. For more information, schedule and tickets, visit www.missouribotanicalgarden.org.