The St. Louis County Library Foundation Reading Garden Event Series and KETC Channel 9 presents a free family concert with PBS Kids’ musical host Mr. Steve at 7 p.m., Friday at St. Louis County Library Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
Mr. Steve will share interactive, original songs and stories at the event.
The program is free and open to the public. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Copies of Mr. Steve’s CDs and DVDs will be available for purchase and signing.
Children of all ages are invited to dance and sing along with the lovable musical host of PBS Kids. Mr. Steve has been writing and performing his award-winning music for children and families for the past ten years. In May 2008, Mr. Steve began hosting PBS Kids and sharing the day with “Curious George,” “Clifford the Big Red Dog,” “Super Why” and “Martha Speaks.” His songs, with their clever stories and catchy melodies, engage and entertain kids.
Mr. Steve has performed at over 2,000 shows nationwide at venues including the White House, the Kennedy Center, Symphony Space in New York City, and Fenway Park in Boston. He has attracted fans from coast to coast and numerous awards, including two Parents’ Choice Gold Awards.
St. Louis County Library Foundation’s Reading Garden Event Series hosts free family events with authors and musicians. Sponsors include Commerce Bank and Companion.
Program sites are accessible. With two weeks notice, accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities. Contact St. Louis County Library by phone 314-994-3300 or visit www.slcl.org.
Galaxy Red, performing music of the “1950′s to the edgy R&B and Hip Hop sounds of today and everything in between” performs at the St. Louis Zoo‘s Jungle Boogie Friday Night Concert Series on Friday, July 23.
The concert is from 5 to 8 p.m. at The Saint Louis Zoo in Forest Park, in the center of the Zoo. The event is free and open to the public.
Upcoming Jungle Boogies concert dates:
Aug. 5, Charles Glenn performing varied styles of music.
Aug. 12, Griffin & the Gargoyles, a highly versatile band
Aug. 19, Bottoms Up Blues Gang, an acoustic blues trio
Aug. 26, Super Jam, a rock band
Sept. 2, Ralph Butler Band, a versatile band with a broad repertoire
Summer Zoo hours, thanks to North Star Summer Zoo Weekends, are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Zoo hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday.
For more information call 314-781-0900 or go to www.stlzoo.org.
Author Maggie Stiefvater speaks at 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Louis County Library Headquarters about her book “Forever,” the conclusion to the #1 bestselling Shiver trilogy.
In Shiver, Grace and Sam found each other. In Linger, they fought to be together. Now, in Forever, the stakes are even higher than before. Wolves are being hunted. Lives are being threatened. And love is harder and harder to hold on to as death comes closing in.
Books for signing must be purchased from Pudd’nHead Books at the event.
Kids getting antsy this summer? Take them to a movie–for free at Wehrenberg‘s popular Family Summer Series on Wednesday and Thursdays through Aug. 4.
Participating Wehrenberg Theatres in the St. Louis area are:
- Arnold 14 Cine 1912 Richardson Rd. – Arnold
- Des Peres 14 Cine 12701 Manchester Rd. – Des Peres
- Galaxy 14 Cine 450 THF Blvd. – Chesterfield
- Mid Rivers 14 Cine 1220 Mid Rivers Mall Dr. – St. Peters
- O’Fallon 15 Cine 1320 Central Park Dr. – O’Fallon, IL
- Ronnies 20 Cine 5320 South Lindbergh – St. Louis
- St. Clair 10 Cine 50 Ludwig Dr. – Fairview Heights
- St. Charles Stadium 18 Cine 1830 First Capitol Dr. South – St. Charles
- Town Square 12 Cine 7805 Hwy. N – Dardenne Prairie
According to a Wehrenberg news release: “Some of the top-grossing films of 2010 are included in Wehrenberg’s Family Summer Series 2011. Among them are Megamind (featuring the voices of Will Ferrell and Tina Fey), Shrek Forever After and the critically-acclaimed How to Train Your Dragon.”
The popular “Kid Combos” with popcorn and soft drink, will be available for just $5.
The fine print:
Seats for the free Family Summer Series are first-come, first-served. Guests should arrive as early as possible to get best seating. Wehrenberg Theatres is not responsible for “sold-out” shows.