Here’s one of St. Louis’ great freebies–Shakespeare in the Park.
This year you can enjoy “Othello,” under the stars in Forest Park May 25-June 17. Performances happen at 8 p.m. nightly except Tuesdays at Shakespeare Glen in the park. Admission is free.
Theatre-goers are asked to bring blankets or chairs for lawn seating. You can also bring your own picnic or purchase a box dinner on-site.
The traditional green show featuring dancers, musicians, jugglers and other entertainers who interact with the audience is at 6:30 p.m. The Thursday performances are signed for the hearing impaired. The site is wheelchair accessible.
The fifth annual Emerson Spring To Dance Festival kicks off today at the University of Missouri-St. Louis‘ Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center.
The festival continues through the Memorial Day weekend with a wide array of dance styles from ballet and contemporary dance to hip-hop and tap.
Enjoy three shows in one each night for a cheap $10 ticket with informal interactive demonstrations in the Terrace Lobby by local arts organizations from 5:30–7:15 p.m. Performance with first-come first-served seating are given in the intimate Lee Theater from 6–7 p.m., and a reserved seat performance in the Anheuser-Busch Performance Hall from 7:3 –9:30 p.m.
Thirty dance companies will be featured including:
- Buckets and Tap Shoes
- Nashville Ballet
- Chicago Dance Crash
- Q Dance from Canada
For more information call 314-516-4949 or 314-534-6622 or go to the Spring To Dance website.
Senior athletes begin competing today in 85 different events such as basketball, bowling, cycling, golf, swimming and track and field at the St. Louis Senior Olympics beginning today.
Competitions are being held at the Jewish Community Center, 2 Millstone Campus Drive through Tuesday, May 29.
Sunday, May 27 will see no competition as the J will be closed for the Jewish holiday Shavuot.
Check out the Senior Olympics’ newest event–bulletball.
If you’re planning a weekend jaunt from St. Louis to Hermann, Branson or New Florence, Missouri you can take advantage of Stone Hill Winery‘s BOGO (Buy One; Get One) sale going on Memorial Day weekend.
Four Stone Hill wines will be featured in the sale:
- Dry Rosé
- Steinberg Red
- Jacquesse Kick’n White
- Pink Catawba
Buy a case of any of these wines at full price and receive a second case of the same wine free.
The offer is good only at Stone Hill Winery locations in Branson, Hermann, New Florence Friday, May 25 through Monday, May 28.
It does not apply to phone or Internet orders and cannot be combined with any other offer or discount.
Arvell & Co. opens The Saint Louis Zoo’s popular Jungle Boogie Friday Night Concert Series this week. The series continues through Aug. 31.
The free concerts are at 5 p.m. in the center of the zoo. There is no concert June 15.
Jungle Boogie is a great way to kick off the weekend. Pack a picnic dinner and spend some time with the kids.
Here’s the line-up for the rest of the summer:
June 1, Bottoms Up Blues Gang
June 8, Johnny Henry Band
June 15, NO CONCERT
June 22, Funky Butt Brass Band
June 29, Charles Glenn
July 6, SuperJam
July 13, Push the Limit
July 20, Hudson & the Hoo Doo Cats
July 27, Marsha Evans
August 3, American Idle
August 10, Cumberland Gap Band
August 17, Griffin & the Gargoyles
August 24, GalaxyRed
August 31, Dirty Muggs
Summer Zoo hours are 8 a.m.-7 p.m., May 25-Sept. 3 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The Zoo will close at 5 p.m. June 15, for a fundraiser.