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I Love Jazz provides this calendar as part of our commitment to promote the live jazz experience. It includes just some of the many opportunities in the St. Louis area to hear and see jazz performed by local, national, and international artists.

If your venue, educational institution, or jazz group would like to be included on the Jazz Calendar – contact John Baker at john@hectv.org.

For show times and ticket information – contact the venue or follow the link provided.

 

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  • July 1 | 8:00 PM

    The Breakfast Club

    Schlafly Bottleworks 7260 Southwest Ave Maplewood, MO

    8:00 p.m. July 1

    As the laws of time dictate, some people are teenagers now, some individuals were teenagers long ago, and most of us still feel like teenagers, at least every now and again. Maybe that's what makes The Breakfast Club so special. Sure, in some ways, it's a time capsule of suburban high school in the 1980s, but it's also so much more than that. John Hughes' film endures over time -- even among people who were born long after the 30-year-old film was made -- because sometimes we all feel like, and are, the brain, the athlete, the basket case, the princess (or prince) and the criminal. The Breakfast Club is shown at 8 p.m. tonight at Schlafly Bottleworks as part of the Webster Film Series' Strange Brew program. Admission is $5.

  • July 1 |

    Marcel Dzama: Mischief Makes A Move

    World Chess Hall of Fame 4652 Maryland Ave St. Louis, MO

    10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. every Thu., Fri. until October 18, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Sat. until October 18, 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Sun. until October 18

    What do you get when four Canadians and one founding member of Sonic Youth collaborate? Not your average cuppa tea. Instead, you take a long, cool drink of something from the Dadaist bottle via the art film Une Danse des Bouffons. Directed by Canadian-born Marcel Dzama, it stars Kim Gordon, who not only played bass in Sonic Youth forever but is also a respected visual artist in her own right. Music for the black-and-white film was composed by Arcade Fire's Will Butler, Jeremy Gara and Tim Kingsbury. This silent production was inspired by an ill-fated love affair between Marcel Duchamp and the Brazilian sculptor Maria Martins. She elected to remain with her husband; Duchamp was left in the lurch. One party always loses. In the film, Duchamp is held captive and has to recite chess moves in order to escape -- which links the flick to the larger exhibition of his work, Mischief Makes a Move. The exhibit opens at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 14, at the World Chess Hall of Fame. The show remains up through Sunday, October 18, and the gallery is open Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is a suggested $5 donation.

  • July 1 |

    Thomas Cole’s Voyage of Life

    Saint Louis Art Museum Forest Park St. Louis, MO

    10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. every Fri. until September 20, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu., Sat., Sun. until September 20

    Fashions in art, like fashions in anything, are fickle -- so it's usually best to pay them no mind. For instance, in John Constable's lifetime he was openly ridiculed for the perceived aesthetic faux pas of painting humble rural scenes. A similar dismal misapprehension of real talent befell Thomas Cole, titan of unrepentant landscape studies and the founder of the Hudson River School. Thomas Cole'sVoyage of Life showcases the four paintings that comprise his famous allegorical depiction of a man's life from boyhood to old age; related preparatory oil studies of the outsized canvases are included in the exhibit.

  • July 1 |

    A World of Music: Instruments from the Hartenberger World Music Collection

    The Sheldon 3648 Washington Blvd. St. Louis, MO

    10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. every Sat. until January 2, 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. every Tue. until January 2, 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Wed., Thu., Fri. until January 2

    The Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries' long-standing reputation for championing the visual and performing arts in St. Louis has prompted an awe-inspiring donation -- a treasure trove of more than 2,500 exotic jazz, folk, ceremonial and indigenous musical instruments, including bizarre hybrids such as the Saxotrumpet and a must-be-seen-to-be-believed soprano slide saxophone. The Sheldon celebrates the acquisition with A World of Music: Instruments from the Hartenberger World Music Collection, an exhibit focused on the instruments of Africa, Asia and Latin America. Highlights include a Chimu whistling bottle dating back to 1000 A.D. and an extremely rare eight-and-a-half-octave marimba out of Guatemala.

  • July 1 |

    A Walk in St. Louis 1875

    Missouri History Museum Lindell Blvd. & DeBaliviere Ave. St. Louis, MO

    10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Mon., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until February 14, 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. every Tue. until February 14

    Cartography is not considered a fine-art form, but it should be. Because of its association with practical utility and the accurate visual translation of purely physical information, cartography tends to get short shrift in aesthetic circles -- if indeed it gets any shrift at all. Such, perhaps, is the price of overvaluing the romantic abstract at the expense of the quotidian tangible. Regardless, give us beautiful maps to pore over any day -- especially, Compton & Dry's masterpiece of cartographic artistry: 1875's Pictorial St. Louis. This duo's staggering ambition was to draw every single home, building and street in St. Louis, all in super-accurate perspective. The new exhibit, A Walk in St. Louis 1875, employs this astounding pictorial map (enlarged for more visual bang) as a backdrop for a depiction of our city as it looked and felt in 1875. Photographs, artifacts, news pieces and assorted writings flesh out the compelling detail. The exhibition is open daily through February 14, 2016, at the Missouri History Museum. Admission is free.

  • July 2 |

    35th Annual Fair Saint Louis

    Art Hill in Forest Park

    This Independence Day Celebration offers local and national entertainment, family entertainment in the Ameren/Purina Family Festival Zone including the new STEAM exhibit, zip line rides along Lagoon Drive and other activities. Appearing on the Budweiser Main Stage is Natalie Stovall and the Drive, Parmalee, and Chris Young on Thursday, July 2; Noah Guthrie, The Mowgli’s, American Authors, Blondie, and Melissa Etheridge on Friday, July 3; and Kbeeta, Dirty Muggs, MC Lyte, Tony! Toni! Toné, Morris Day and the Time, and Kool & the Gang on Saturday, July 4. Each evening concludes with a Enterprise Rent-a-Car/Edward Jones spectacular fireworks display at 10:00 p.m. The Schnucks Freedom 4 Miler and Family Fun Run kicks-off on the morning of July 4 at 7:00 a.m. followed by the 137th annual VP Parade stepping off 9:45 a.m.

  • July 2 | 10 AM

    Senufo: Art and Identity in West Africa

    Saint Louis Art Museum Forest Park St. Louis, MO

    10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. every Sat. until September 18, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu., Sat., Sun. until September 18

    The Saint Louis Art Museum celebrates the rich artistic heritage of West Africa with Senufo: Art and Identity in West Africa, a new retrospective featuring more than 170 works of art on loan from museums and private collections from around the world. This first contemporary exhibition of Senufo artwork in North America explores how the figures, masks and decorative arts of many Sub-Saharan societies were academically classified and how cultural labeling has changed their perceived context since the 1930s. Léger and Picasso were both influenced by these civilizations whose artwork requires a serious gander to better understand their significance. Senufo is on display through Friday, September 18. Admission is $6 to $12, but free on Friday.

  • July 2 |

    Humpback Whales

    Saint Louis Science Center-OMNIMAX 5050 Oakland Ave. St. Louis, MO

    10:00 a.m. and noon daily until September 21

    The dome of the St. Louis Science Center's OMNIMAX theater is five stories high and 79 feet in diameter -- that's a great deal of space to fill with images. But a full-grown humpback whale is 50 feet long and weighs 48 tons, so they'll use all of it. Humpback Whales, the new IMAX film from MacGillivray Freeman Films, takes you undersea from Alaska to Hawaii to Tonga as you swim with these resilient and intelligent mammals. This is a rare opportunity to see life-size humpback whales without getting wet -- don't let it pass you by.

  • July 2 |

    Indelible: Historic African-American Photographs and Artifacts from the Collection of Robert E. Green

    The Sheldon 3648 Washington Blvd. St. Louis, MO

    5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. June 5, 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. every Tue. until August 15, 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Wed., Thu., Fri. until August 15, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. every Sat. until August 15

    The camera may have democratized photography by bringing the power of portraiture to the people, but because of America's troubling racial history there are comparatively few historical photographs of minorities. But that doesn't mean they're not out there -- artist Robert E. Green seeks them out to add to his growing collection. Indelible: Historic African-American Photographs and Artifacts from the Collection of Robert E. Green is an exhibition of images Green has obtained, and many of them were made here in St. Louis. Indelible opens with a free reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 5, at the Sheldon. The exhibit remains up through Saturday, August 15, and the gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday.

  • July 2 |

    The Sum of Many Parts: Quiltmakers in Contemporary America

    Foundry Art Centre 520 N. Main Center St. Charles, MO

    10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Fri., Sat. until July 10, 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. every Sun. until July 10, 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu. until July 10

    The famous 1971 show at the Whitney Museum of American Art established quilting as a valid (and vital) contemporary art form, and it sparked a revived interest in the humble folk art. The new exhibition at the Foundry, The Sum of Many Parts: Quiltmakers in Contemporary America, provides an overview of the state of the art. These quilts are not the Log Cabin and Grandmother's Flower Garden of traditional quilting (not that there's anything wrong with that), but works that draw on concepts of abstract and modern art. The show includes pieced, patched and appliqued quilts by a host of artists.

  • July 2 |

    Mariam Ghani: The City & The City

    Saint Louis Art Museum Forest Park St. Louis, MO

    10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu., Sat., Sun. until July 12, 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. every Fri. until July 12

    There's the official city of tourism: the Arch, the Wainwright Building, the Central West End, Forest Park's architectural gems. Then there are the interstitial zones, the weird not-quite-places; these are the ghosted precincts that make St. Louis such an interesting, elusive entity. Videographer/photographer Mariam Ghani calls them border zones, and she explores them in Currents 110: Mariam Ghani/The City & the City. Ghani fuses a fictional narrative to the real histories of depleted or vanished nooks of our city such as Kinloch and the Cotton Belt Freight Depot. She prompts us to register the St. Louis only half-concealed by population shift and the passage of time.

  • July 2 |

    Journey to Space

    Saint Louis Science Center-OMNIMAX 5050 Oakland Ave. St. Louis, MO

    4:00 p.m. daily until September 21, 11:00 a.m. daily until September 21, 2:00 p.m. daily until September 21

    The final frontier is a little bit closer to home with Journey to Space. Patrick Stewart narrates this IMAX film that chronicles our achievement in exploring the universe, including the Space Shuttle programs and the International Space Station. Although it won't be easy, space is the place for preparing our future, one in which humans live, work and advance scientific study off-planet. Journey to Space highlights recent achievements via several NASA astronauts discussing their experiences, and it also explores future plans for the next giant leap for mankind, such as a manned mission to Mars.

  • July 2 | 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Heritage and Freedom Fest

    Ozzie Smith Sports Complex 900 TR Hughes Blvd. Saint Charles, MO

    O'Fallon's Heritage and Freedom Festoffers more bang for your buck this Independence Day with three nights of family fun, from 5 to 10 p.m. Thursday, 5 to 11 p.m. Friday and noon to 10 p.m. Saturday (July 2 through 4) at the Ozzie Smith Sports Complex. Little patriots can romp in the Kids' Zone, which is packed with inflatables, craft areas, Hula-Hoops and giant checkerboards (with checkers), while the older crowd has access to the carnival rides and the midway games. There are also a ton of bands playing on two different theme nights: Country night (July 3) has Gloriana, Locash and the Well Hungarians, and Rock night (July 4) sees Smash Mouth, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Tonic and Superjam. And of course, there will be fireworks displays on Friday and Saturday. Admission is free, but you'll need money for concessions and to buy ride tickets.

  • July 2 | 5:00 PM - 10:30 PM

    Riverfest

    Frontier Park First Capitol Dr & S Riverside Drive St Charles, MO

    St. Louisans are conditioned to expect fireworks over a riverfront view, thanks to years of a certain Independence Day celebration. But with Fair Saint Louis in Forest Park this year, where are you gonna get your fix? Fear not -- there's more than one river in the metro area. St. Charles' Riverfest takes place in Frontier Park on the banks of the Missouri River, and it features three days of carnival rides, food and beverage booths, a beer garden, and a special children's area with plenty of family-friendly things to do and see. There are also two fireworks displays, so rest assured, all your needs will be met. Riverfest is open from 5 to 10:30 p.m. Thursday and noon to 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday (July 2 through 4). The fireworks go off at 9:20 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. There are no fireworks on Thursday, but the Bottle Rockets play from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m., so you'll still get a thrill. Admission to Riverfest is free.

  • July 3 | 10 AM

    The Power of Nazi Propaganda

    Missouri History Museum Lindell Blvd. & DeBaliviere Ave. St. Louis, MO

    10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Mon., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until September 7, 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. every Tue. until September 7

    Of all the weapons Adolf Hitler wielded during the Second World War, none was more powerful than his propaganda machine. The Missouri History Museum's new exhibit, State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda, examines how Hitler and his cronies used propaganda to seize and maintain power from Germany's young democracy by appealing to the common people, ultimately popularizing total war and mass murder. The traveling exposition, organized by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, opens this weekend. A number of lectures, panel discussions and screenings will be hosted throughout the year in conjunction with the exhibit. Admission is free. 

  • July 3 |

    Alien Worlds and Androids

    Saint Louis Science Center 5050 Oakland Ave. St. Louis, MO

    9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until September 7, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Sun. until September 7

    Hollywood meets hi-tech at the Saint Louis Science Center's new exhibition, Alien Worlds and Androids. Visitors discover what extraterrestrial life may be like through the use of advanced laboratories, telescopes, robots and probes. Nine themed areas demonstrate how new technologies are being implemented to discover if we are alone in the universe. A Mars rover simulator journeys to the Red Planet, while movie icons Iron Man and C-3PO explain the differences between androids and robots, and why the sci-fi future of the movies is coming faster than we think. Alien Worlds and Androids is open daily through Monday, September 7, at the Saint Louis Science Center. Admission is $4 to $8.

  • July 3 |

    Beyond Bosch: The Afterlife of a Renaissance Master in Print

    Saint Louis Art Museum Forest Park St. Louis, MO

    10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. every Fri. until July 19, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu., Sat., Sun. until July 19

    Sixteenth-century Dutch artist Hieronymus Bosch has baffled the critics for years. Were his images of devils and fantastic animals merely for shock value, or were they satirizing corruption in the church? While the critics argued, the artists took note of the stark power of Bosch's paintings and moved to capitalize on the sensation. Beyond Bosch: The Afterlife of a Renaissance Master in Print, the new exhibition at the Saint Louis Art Museum, explores the work done in the wake of Bosch, particularly in the world of printmaking. Artists such as Pieter van der Heyden and Balthasar van den Bossche made prints inspired by Bosch's sense for the grotesque and the phantasmagorical, such as giant fish vomiting forth smaller fish and an old woman vomiting on a conjurer's table (it's not all vomit, though). Beyond Bosch opens on Friday, April 17, in galleries 234 and 235.

  • July 3 |

    Battle on the Board

    World Chess Hall of Fame 4652 Maryland Ave St. Louis, MO

    Every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until January 17

    World War II wasn't an off-to-the-margins conflict that affected primarily young working-class men and women. This blowup was colossal. Besides the terror of actual combat, there were hours of stultifying, anxious downtime. What to do with all those empty hours in the pre-TV, pre-Internet age? The soldier's friend, chess, filled the need. A new exhibit at the World Chess Hall of Fame illuminates this facet of chess' history. Battle on the Board: Chess During World War II lends insight into chess' therapeutic value for military members and includes POW chess sets from the collections of the National Museum of the Marine Corps and the National Museum of the United States Air Force. The exhibition is open Tuesday through Sunday through January 17, 2016. Admission is free but donations are appreciated.

  • July 3 |

    35th Annual Fair Saint Louis

    Art Hil in Forest Park

    This Independence Day Celebration offers local and national entertainment, family entertainment in the Ameren/Purina Family Festival Zone including the new STEAM exhibit, zip line rides along Lagoon Drive and other activities. Appearing on the Budweiser Main Stage is Natalie Stovall and the Drive, Parmalee, and Chris Young on Thursday, July 2; Noah Guthrie, The Mowgli’s, American Authors, Blondie, and Melissa Etheridge on Friday, July 3; and Kbeeta, Dirty Muggs, MC Lyte, Tony! Toni! Toné, Morris Day and the Time, and Kool & the Gang on Saturday, July 4. Each evening concludes with a Enterprise Rent-a-Car/Edward Jones spectacular fireworks display at 10:00 p.m. The Schnucks Freedom 4 Miler and Family Fun Run kicks-off on the morning of July 4 at 7:00 a.m. followed by the 137th annual VP Parade stepping off 9:45 a.m.

  • July 3 | 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

    Heritage and Freedom Fest

    Ozzie Smith Sports Complex 900 TR Hughes Blvd. Saint Charles, MO

    O'Fallon's Heritage and Freedom Festoffers more bang for your buck this Independence Day with three nights of family fun, from 5 to 10 p.m. Thursday, 5 to 11 p.m. Friday and noon to 10 p.m. Saturday (July 2 through 4) at the Ozzie Smith Sports Complex. Little patriots can romp in the Kids' Zone, which is packed with inflatables, craft areas, Hula-Hoops and giant checkerboards (with checkers), while the older crowd has access to the carnival rides and the midway games. There are also a ton of bands playing on two different theme nights: Country night (July 3) has Gloriana, Locash and the Well Hungarians, and Rock night (July 4) sees Smash Mouth, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Tonic and Superjam. And of course, there will be fireworks displays on Friday and Saturday. Admission is free, but you'll need money for concessions and to buy ride tickets.

  • July 3 | 12:00 PM - 10:30 PM

    Riverfest

    First Capitol Dr & S Riverside Drive St Charles, MO

    St. Louisans are conditioned to expect fireworks over a riverfront view, thanks to years of a certain Independence Day celebration. But with Fair Saint Louis in Forest Park this year, where are you gonna get your fix? Fear not -- there's more than one river in the metro area. St. Charles' Riverfest takes place in Frontier Park on the banks of the Missouri River, and it features three days of carnival rides, food and beverage booths, a beer garden, and a special children's area with plenty of family-friendly things to do and see. There are also two fireworks displays, so rest assured, all your needs will be met. Riverfest is open from 5 to 10:30 p.m. Thursday and noon to 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday (July 2 through 4). The fireworks go off at 9:20 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. There are no fireworks on Thursday, but the Bottle Rockets play from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m., so you'll still get a thrill. Admission to Riverfest is free.

  • July 4 | NOON

    133rd Annual Veiled Prophet Parade

    Forest Park

    Saturday, July 4, 2015

    This annual parade is one of St. Louis’ most enduring family traditions. The parade features giant helium balloons, elaborate custom-built floats, a spirited competition among marching bands and more than 100 units. A Schnucks Freedom 4 Miler and the Family Fun Run takes place directly before the parade. Following the parade is the Fair Saint Louis celebration on Art Hill in Forest Park.

  • July 4 |

    35th Annual Fair Saint Louis

    Art Hill in Forest Park

    This Independence Day Celebration offers local and national entertainment, family entertainment in the Ameren/Purina Family Festival Zone including the new STEAM exhibit, zip line rides along Lagoon Drive and other activities. Appearing on the Budweiser Main Stage is Natalie Stovall and the Drive, Parmalee, and Chris Young on Thursday, July 2; Noah Guthrie, The Mowgli’s, American Authors, Blondie, and Melissa Etheridge on Friday, July 3; and Kbeeta, Dirty Muggs, MC Lyte, Tony! Toni! Toné, Morris Day and the Time, and Kool & the Gang on Saturday, July 4. Each evening concludes with a Enterprise Rent-a-Car/Edward Jones spectacular fireworks display at 10:00 p.m. The Schnucks Freedom 4 Miler and Family Fun Run kicks-off on the morning of July 4 at 7:00 a.m. followed by the 137th annual VP Parade stepping off 9:45 a.m.

  • July 4 | 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Heritage and Freedom Fest

    Ozzie Smith Sports Complex 900 TR Hughes Blvd. Saint Charles, MO

    O'Fallon's Heritage and Freedom Festoffers more bang for your buck this Independence Day with three nights of family fun, from 5 to 10 p.m. Thursday, 5 to 11 p.m. Friday and noon to 10 p.m. Saturday (July 2 through 4) at the Ozzie Smith Sports Complex. Little patriots can romp in the Kids' Zone, which is packed with inflatables, craft areas, Hula-Hoops and giant checkerboards (with checkers), while the older crowd has access to the carnival rides and the midway games. There are also a ton of bands playing on two different theme nights: Country night (July 3) has Gloriana, Locash and the Well Hungarians, and Rock night (July 4) sees Smash Mouth, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Tonic and Superjam. And of course, there will be fireworks displays on Friday and Saturday. Admission is free, but you'll need money for concessions and to buy ride tickets.

  • July 4 | 12:00 PM - 10:30 PM

    Riverfest

    First Capitol Dr & S Riverside Drive St Charles, MO

    St. Louisans are conditioned to expect fireworks over a riverfront view, thanks to years of a certain Independence Day celebration. But with Fair Saint Louis in Forest Park this year, where are you gonna get your fix? Fear not -- there's more than one river in the metro area. St. Charles' Riverfest takes place in Frontier Park on the banks of the Missouri River, and it features three days of carnival rides, food and beverage booths, a beer garden, and a special children's area with plenty of family-friendly things to do and see. There are also two fireworks displays, so rest assured, all your needs will be met. Riverfest is open from 5 to 10:30 p.m. Thursday and noon to 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday (July 2 through 4). The fireworks go off at 9:20 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. There are no fireworks on Thursday, but the Bottle Rockets play from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m., so you'll still get a thrill. Admission to Riverfest is free.

  • July 5 | 6:00 PM

    Lantern Festival: Magic Reimagined

    he Missouri Botanical Garden (4344 Shaw Boulevard)

    6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. every Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until July 3, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. every Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. from July 5 until July 31, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. daily from August 1 until August 23

    The Missouri Botanical Garden once again leaves the lights on with the new exhibition, Lantern Festival: Magic Reimagined. This celebration of China's cultural heritage features 22 specially commissioned silk-and-steel sculptures made by craftspeople in Zigong, China. The garden's 2012 lantern festival was both a critical and popular favorite, offering attendees an opportunity to experience an event rarely staged outside of China. This year's installment is open 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday through Sunday (May 23 to July 31) and nightly from 6 to 10 p.m. August 1 through 23. Admission is $5 to $22.

  • July 5 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    The Fantasticks

    Heagney Theatre 530 E. Lockwood Ave. Webster Groves, MO

    8:00 p.m. daily from July 2 until July 3, 2:00 p.m. every Sun. from July 5 until July 18, 8:00 p.m. every Thu., Fri., Sat. from July 9 until July 18

    Hucklebee and Bellomy are neighbors who dream that one day their children will fall in love and marry. To ensure this happens, the two concoct a feud so Hucklebee's son, Matt, and Bellomy's daughter, Luisa, will pine for "forbidden fruit," so to speak. They gild the lily by hiring a man to "abduct" Luisa so that Matt can rescue her and appear heroic. It's a scheme so crazy it just might work -- at least for a little while. Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones' classic musical The Fantasticks offers an allegorical look at young love and how maturity is won in this sometimes crazy world. Insight Theatre opens its new season with a production of The Fantasticks. The show is performed at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday (July 2 through 18; no show on July 4) at the Heagney Theatre. Tickets are $25 to $35.

  • July 10 | 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM

    10th Annual Let Them Eat Art

    Historic Downtown Maplewood

    Maplewood’s whimsical tribute to Bastille Day with live music, live art demonstrations, and entertainment. This year’s theme is Let Them Eat Cake with a taste of the STL 250 cakes on display and a parade down Sutton.

  • July 10 | 10 AM

    Humpback Whales

    St. Louis Science Center-OMNIMAX Theater (5050 Oakland Avenue)

    10:00 a.m. daily until September 21

    The dome of the St. Louis Science Center's OMNIMAX theater is five stories high and 79 feet in diameter -- that's a great deal of space to fill with images. But a full-grown humpback whale is 50 feet long and weighs 48 tons, so they'll use all of it. Humpback Whales, the new IMAX film from MacGillivray Freeman Films, takes you undersea from Alaska to Hawaii to Tonga as you swim with these resilient and intelligent mammals. This is a rare opportunity to see life-size humpback whales without getting wet -- don't let it pass you by.

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