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Griffin & The Gargoyles: Free Jungle Boogie Concert At Saint Louis Zoo

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Griffin & the Gargoyles at the Saint Louis ZooThe FREE Jungle Boogie Friday night concert series at the Saint Louis Zoo continues Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 with a concert by Griffin and the Gargoyles, a variety/dance band).

Jungle Boogie concerts are performed from 5 to 8 p.m. on Fridays during the summer in the Schnuck Family Plaza in the center of the Zoo.

The popular concert series presents a variety of music–rhythm-and-blues, pop, rock, jazz and more–among the animals through August 29.

As always, admission to the Saint Louis Zoo is free. The zoo is located in St. Louis’ Forest Park.

Check out the Jungle Boogie schedule for the rest of the season:

America Chevy Dealers sponors Jungle Boogie.

Prairie Farms sponsor the zoo’s extended hours on the weekends this summer. Through September 1, the Zoo is open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Weekday summer hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Labor Day, Sept. 1, the Zoo is open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

While at the Zoo, enjoy its many outstanding exhibits including Stingrays at Caribbean Cove where anyone dressed as a shark on Friday, Aug. 14 can get in free thanks to Mercy Kids.

Shark costumes for visitors over the age of 13 must comply with the Zoo’s adult costume policy as posted on the Zoo’s website.

Interpreters will be floating around the Zoo to enlighten guests about Shark Week and spin tales about their toothy friends.

“I survived Shark Week at the Saint Louis Zoo” T-shirt will be available for purchase.

Zoo officials say the sharks at Stingrays at Caribbean Cove are small, shy and docile fish and pose no danger to humans. They range from two-and-a-half to four feet in length that prey on small fish, crabs, and invertebrates.

 

 

 

Get Into St. Louis Zoo Exhibit FREE When You Dress As A Shark

 

Shark Week at the Saint Louis Zoo Saturday, continues through Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. All land sharks are welcome to attend.

Come dressed as a shark that week and you’ll get into Stingrays at Caribbean Cove presented by Mercy Kids for FREE.

If you pay to get into the exhibit, you’ll get an “I survived Shark Week at the Saint Louis Zoo” sticker which you can use it to get a 10 percent discount at Ray’s Bar & Grill and Tropical Traders gift shop.  Kids will receive an activity sheet to take home when they leave.

From noon to 3 p.m. on  Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 9 and 10, visitors can take a tropical trip to the Caribbean with Lenny Frisch, a steel drum band playing live music outside Caribbean Cove. There’ll also be shark-themed games and activities for kids on the weekend.

From 5 to 8 p.m. on  Friday, Aug. 15, the Jungle Boogie concert (presented by Mid America Chevy Dealers) will feature Griffin and the Gargoyles. The concert takes place at Schnuck Family Plaza in the center of the Zoo.

Ray’s Grill next door to the pool will be featuring a shark dog special. Adults can enjoy a “Shark Attack” drink or a Land Shark lager.

Interpreters will be floating around the Zoo to enlighten guests about Shark Week and spin tales about their toothy friends.

“I survived Shark Week at the Saint Louis Zoo” T-shirt will be available for purchase.

Zoo officials say the sharks at Stingrays at Caribbean Cove are small, shy and docile fish and pose no danger to humans. They range from two-and-a-half to four feet in length that prey on small fish, crabs, and invertebrates.

The Saint Louis Zoo is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Admission to the Zoo is free. Admission to Stingrays at Caribbean Cove is $4. Children under age 2 are free. Admission is free to all from 8-9 a.m. in summer.

Shark costumes for visitors over the age of 13 must comply with the Zoo’s adult costume policy as posted on the Zoo’s website.

 

Dress As A Shark, Get Into Exhibit For FREE During Shark Week At St. Louis Zoo

Shark Week at the Saint Louis Zoo

 Shark Week at the Saint Louis Zoo Saturday, begins Saturday, Aug. 9 and runs through Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. All land sharks are welcome to attend.

There’s a great freebie for all shark wannabes–come dressed as a shark that week and you’ll get into Stingrays at Caribbean Cove presented by Mercy Kids for FREE.

You can’t swim with the stingrays are bonnethead, white-spotted and brown-banded bamboo sharks will.  If you pay to get into the exhibit, you’ll get an “I survived Shark Week at the Saint Louis Zoo” sticker which you can use it to get a 10 percent discount at Ray’s Bar & Grill and Tropical Traders gift shop.  Kids will receive an activity sheet to take home when they leave.

From noon to 3 p.m. on  Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 9 and 10, visitors can take a tropical trip to the Caribbean with Lenny Frisch, a steel drum band playing live music outside Caribbean Cove. There’ll also be shark-themed games and activities for kids on the weekend.

From 5 to 8 p.m. on  Friday, Aug. 15, the Jungle Boogie concert (presented by Mid America Chevy Dealers) will feature Griffin and the Gargoyles. The concert takes place at Schnuck Family Plaza in the center of the Zoo.

Ray’s Grill next door to the pool will be featuring a shark dog special. Adults can enjoy a “Shark Attack” drink or a Land Shark lager.

Interpreters will be floating around the Zoo to enlighten guests about Shark Week and spin tales about their toothy friends.

“I survived Shark Week at the Saint Louis Zoo” T-shirt will be available for purchase.

Zoo officials say the sharks at Stingrays at Caribbean Cove are small, shy and docile fish and pose no danger to humans. They range from two-and-a-half to four feet in length that prey on small fish, crabs, and invertebrates.

The Saint Louis Zoo is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Admission to the Zoo is free. Admission to Stingrays at Caribbean Cove is $4. Children under age 2 are free. Admission is free to all from 8-9 a.m. in summer.

Shark costumes for visitors over the age of 13 must comply with the Zoo’s adult costume policy as posted on the Zoo’s website.

 

Mood Swings Band: Free Jungle Boogie Concert At Saint Louis Zoo

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Mood Swings BandThe FREE Jungle Boogie Friday night concert series at the Saint Louis Zoo continues Friday, Aug. 1, 2014 with a concert by Mood Swings, a cover band.

Jungle Boogie concerts are performed from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Schnuck Family Plaza in the center of the Zoo.

The series presents a variety of music–rhythm-and-blues, pop, rock, jazz and more–among the animals through August 29.

As always, admission to the zoo is free.

 

Check out the Jungle Boogie schedule for the rest of the season:

America Chevy Dealers sponors Jungle Boogie.

Prairie Farms sponsor the zoo’s extended hours on the weekends this summer. Through September 1, the Zoo is open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Weekday summer hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Labor Day, Sept. 1, the Zoo is open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Admission to the Saint Louis Zoo, located in Forest Park, is FREE.

 

 

 

Shark Week At St. Louis Zoo

Shark Week at the Saint Louis ZooFrom a Saint Louis Zoo press release:

Celebrate Shark Week at the Saint Louis Zoo Saturday, Aug. 9 through Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. All land sharks are welcome to join in the fun!

Come to the Zoo dressed as a shark that week, and get into Stingrays at Caribbean Cove presented by Mercy Kids for free! Swimming among the stingrays are bonnethead, white-spotted and brown-banded bamboo sharks. Paying customers to the exhibit will be awarded an “I survived Shark Week at the Saint Louis Zoo” sticker, which will earn them 10% off at Ray’s Bar & Grill and Tropical Traders gift shop. Upon exit from the Cove, kids will receive an activity sheet to take home.

On Saturday and Sunday, August 9 and 10, from 12 noon to 3 p.m., take a tropical trip to the Caribbean with Lenny Frisch, a steel drum band playing live music outside Caribbean Cove. Also on the weekend, kids can join in shark-themed games and activities.

On Friday, August 15, flit your fins at the Jungle Boogie presented by Mid America Chevy Dealers concert featuring Griffin and the Gargoyles, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Schnuck Family Plaza in the center of the Zoo.

Make a pit stop at Ray’s Grill next door to the pool for a shark dog special. Adults can refresh themselves with a “Shark Attack” drink or a Land Shark lager.

Interpreters will be floating around the Zoo to enlighten guests about Shark Week and spin tales about their toothy friends.

Brag about your bravery for years to come by purchasing an “I survived Shark Week at the Saint Louis Zoo” T-shirt.

The sharks at Stingrays at Caribbean Cove are small, shy and docile fish and pose no danger to humans. They range from two-and-a-half to four feet in length that prey on small fish, crabs, and invertebrates.

The Saint Louis Zoo is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Admission to the Zoo is free. Admission to Stingrays at Caribbean Cove is $4 for non-members. Members at the Family Level and above may use theirAnywhere Plus passes for admission. Children under age 2 are free. Admission is free to all from 8-9 a.m. in summer.

Visitors dressed in shark costume receive free entry to Stingrays at Caribbean Cove during Shark Week, August 9-15, 2014, but those over the age of 13 must comply with the Zoo’s adult costume policy as posted on the Zoo’s website.

 

Free Jungle Boogie Concert At Saint Louis Zoo

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The VCRsThe FREE Jungle Boogie Friday night concert series at the Saint Louis Zoo continues Friday evening with a concert by The VCRs, a band that plays ’90′s music.

Jungle Boogie concerts are performed from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Schnuck Family Plaza in the center of the Zoo.

The series presents a variety of music–rhythm-and-blues, pop, rock, jazz and more–among the animals through August 29.

As always, admission to the zoo is free.

Check out the Jungle Boogie schedule for the rest of the season:

–August 1 — Mood Swings (’80s covers)
–August 8 — Coco Soul (Disco)
–August 15 — Griffin and the Gargoyles (Variety/Dance)
–August 22 — Ticket To The Beatles (Beatles covers)
–August 29 — FatPocket (Funk)

America Chevy Dealers sponors Jungle Boogie.

Prairie Farms sponsor the zoo’s extended hours on the weekends this summer. Through September 1, the Zoo is open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Weekday summer hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Labor Day, Sept. 1, the Zoo is open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Admission to the Saint Louis Zoo, located in Forest Park, is FREE.

 

 

 

Free Keeper Chats At Saint Louis Zoo

Saint Louis ZooThe Saint Louis Zoo will salute the profession of zoo keeping during National Zoo Keeper Week, July 20-26, 2014.

To mark the celebration, zookeepers will offer enrichment activities and chat with visitors about their careers in animal care from 9 a.m. to noon, Thursday, July 24. The talks are free.

Here’s the animal enrichment schedule:

9 a.m. – Andean bear enrichment and keeper chat in River’s Edge

9:30 a.m. – Activity to be determined

10 a.m. – Lemur enrichment and keeper chat at the Primate House

10:30 a.m. – Red kangaroo enrichment at Red Rocks

11 a.m. – Giant tortoise enrichment and keeper chat outside of the Herpetarium

11:30 a.m. – Chimpanzee enrichment and keeper chat at Fragile Forest

Noon – Keeper chat at Children’s Zoo

Keeper chats are also offered every day at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays at 5 p.m. at various locations throughout the Zoo.

According to a St. Louis Zoo press release:

“. . .zookeepers have a very interesting history that began in the earliest times of human history. The Saint Louis Zoo has 83 full-time and 29 part-time and seasonal zoo keepers; 68 percent of them are female.  Most of the Zoo’s keepers hold bachelor’s degrees; degrees in biology, zoology or a related field are preferred. The Zoo’s staff includes keepers with master’s degrees and Ph.Ds.

“The Zoo’s well-trained keepers range in age from 24 to 67, and their duties revolve around providing the best possible care for the animals in their care. This includes, but is not limited to: providing species-appropriate diets for all animals and the daily care of animals, cleaning exhibits, monitoring animal health and reporting any problems, conducting scientific research, educating the public, keeping records, using positive reinforcement to train animals and providing enrichment to the animals in their care—to name just a few.

“The St. Louis Chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) will present a photo display in The Living World showcasing all aspects of zookeeping. The current St. Louis chapter was established in 2003 and includes zookeepers, Zoo staff and volunteers dedicated to professional animal care and conservation.

“Created by AAZK, Inc., National Zoo Keeper Week is celebrated each year in July. During the week, zoos nationwide honor animal care professionals and the work they do in animal care, conservation and education. There are approximately 6,000 animal care professionals in the United States.”

 

 

Four Fabulous Friday Night St. Louis Freebies

St. Louis Old Courthouse from Kiener PlazaMore often than not, the problem with weekends in St. Louis is deciding how to spend your time. There are so many options!

This weekend you’ll find among your various options four fabulous Friday night events–and they’re all FREE:

Free Jungle Boogie Concert At Saint Louis Zoo

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Pennsylvania SlimThe FREE Jungle Boogie Friday night concert series at the Saint Louis Zoo continues Friday evening with a concert by Pennsylvania Slim. The band plays blues and old time rock ‘n’ roll as well as R&B, soul, jump swing and doo wop.  Pennsylvania Slim is the vocalist and plays lead guitar, harp, and slide guitar. He has shared the stage with blues greats such as James Harman, Junior Watson and Rusty Zinn.

Jungle Boogie concerts are performed from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Schnuck Family Plaza in the center of the Zoo.

The series presents a variety of music–rhythm-and-blues, pop, rock, jazz and more–among the animals through August 29.

As always, admission to the zoo is free.

Check out the Jungle Boogie schedule for the rest of the season:

  • July 25 — The VCRs (’90s covers)
  • August 1 — Mood Swings (’80s covers)
  • August 8 — Coco Soul (Disco)
  • August 15 — Griffin and the Gargoyles (Variety/Dance)
  • August 22 — Ticket To The Beatles (Beatles covers)
  • August 29 — FatPocket (Funk)

America Chevy Dealers sponors Jungle Boogie.

Prairie Farms sponsor the zoo’s extended hours on the weekends this summer. Through September 1, the Zoo is open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Weekday summer hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Labor Day, Sept. 1, the Zoo is open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Admission to the Saint Louis Zoo, located in Forest Park, is FREE.

 

 

 

Free Jungle Boogie Concert At Saint Louis Zoo

Please “like” St. Louis On The Cheap on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!  And don’t forget to sign up for FREE “Cheap” updates delivered straight to your mailbox daily (info is on the right).

 

American IdleThe FREE Jungle Boogie Friday night concert series at the Saint Louis Zoo continues this weekend with a concert by American Idle playing country/pop/variety.

American Idle Band has electrified audiences all over the Midwest, according to the band’s booking agent’s website.  “This high energy band provides a variety of music entertainment,” it said. “These experienced musicians are renowned around the St. Louis area for their expertise within the music business. Idle’s repertoire includes a variety of pop, rock, country, classical, covers and originals.”

Jungle Boogie concerts are performed from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Schnuck Family Plaza in the center of the Zoo.

The series presents a variety of music–rhythm-and-blues, pop, rock, jazz and more–among the animals through August 29.

As always, admission to the zoo is free.

Check out the Jungle Boogie schedule for the rest of the season:

  • July 18 — Pennsylvania Slim (Blues & Old Time Rock ‘n’ Roll)
  • July 25 — The VCRs (’90s covers)
  • August 1 — Mood Swings (’80s covers)
  • August 8 — Coco Soul (Disco)
  • August 15 — Griffin and the Gargoyles (Variety/Dance)
  • August 22 — Ticket To The Beatles (Beatles covers)
  • August 29 — FatPocket (Funk)

America Chevy Dealers sponors Jungle Boogie.

Prairie Farms sponsor the zoo’s extended hours on the weekends this summer. Through September 1, the Zoo is open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Weekday summer hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Labor Day, Sept. 1, the Zoo is open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Admission to the Saint Louis Zoo, located in Forest Park, is FREE.