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What’s Happening This Weekend: June 5-7, 2015

2015 June 4
by Becky

I’ve been adding events to my calendar like it’s my job, searching high and low for everything outstanding I can include. Like did you know tomorrow is National Donut Day? There’s your excuse for a quick stop by Strange or Worlds Fair tomorrow morning. Your welcome.

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Since I’m constantly telling people about this city having so much to do all the time, I thought try something…a way to prove our city rocks by jotting down a summary of events for just this weekend—it’s SO packed, too packed for a quick Facebook post.

Do you live in St. Louis and need something to do with the fam? Good luck picking.

Friday, June 5 2015

National Donut Day!
Strange Donuts, Kaldi’s Coffee, 4 Hands Brewing Co. and Feast Magazine are bringing you food and fun for National Donut Day 2015. $10 admission gets you donuts from Strange Donuts (St. Louis), Union Square Donuts (Boston) and District Donuts (New Orleans). Live music from DJs Billy Brown and Drace, plus a special acoustic performance by Story of the Year. Iced coffee from Kaldi’s, beers from 4 Hands Brewing Co. and food from Mission Taco Joint and Sugarfire Smokehouse available for purchase.

Suson Farm Fridays
We did this last month and it was a BLAST!! Take a barn tour, a hayride through the park, get your face painted, ride a pony, go fishing with the park rangers, and play on an awesome playground. Get tickets on site, from 10am to 1pm, admission is $10 at the booth next to the barn yard. Adults are free. Park programs are designed for kids of all abilities. Say hit to the baby pigs for us!

Members-Only Preview of McDonnell Polar Bear Point
Are you a zoo member? Then head over to the zoo tomorrow during regular hours (8am – 7pm) and flash your membership card for a pass to see the new exhibit one whole day before it opens to the public! Beat the crowds and feel kind of special doing it.

Fair U City
Grab the family and head to Fair U. City for carnival rides, live entertainment and plenty of good eats. Dig into barbecue from Vernon’s BBQ, African-Caribbean fare from Teranga Grill, catfish from Hoskin’s Fish and creamy creations made to order from Ices Plain & Fancy. Free. Fri., June 5 – 5 to 10 p.m., Heman Park, 7210 Olive Blvd., University City, 314.505.8696, fairucity.com

Circus Flora
This is the BEST summer show in St. Louis! See it at 1pm or 7pm this day. See if you aren’t biting your nails when the tightrope walkers start doing their thing. And the trapeze? OMG it’s all amazing. Just go. Check out the website for tickets and more showtimes, there’s a time and day to meet everyone’s nap schedules.

Jungle Boogie at the Zoo
Bring the whole family for a free concert in the center of the Zoo from 5pm to 8pm! This week’s performer is My Friend Mike. Admission is free. Zoo is open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Animal-related kids activities will focus on conservation of endangered species through the Zoo’s WildCare Institute.

Kimmswick Strawberry Festival
During the 1st weekend in June, Kimmswick is overflowing with strawberries. Craft and food vendors line the streets as live entertainers perform at several areas throughout town. There is even a area filled with rides for the kids. This is a great event for the whole family to enjoy and help kick-off the Kimmswick Festival Season.

Lafayette Square House Tour
Tour historic Victorian homes…including one under renovation. Take the tour and stay for vintage baseball games, the grand opening of Clementine’s Naughty & Nice Creamery, an open house at Forrest Gallery, unique restaurants & two food trucks, antique fair, newly renovated Kern Pavilion (“Boathouse”), and a free Saturday evening concert.

Feast in the Park
Eat to your heart’s content as St. Louis County Parks welcomes members of the St. Louis Food Truck Association to Laumeier Sculpture Park on the first Friday of June, August and September. Join family and friends to picnic on a wide variety of delicious fare from local culinary entrepreneurs while enjoying live music.

Shakespeare Festival: Anthony & Cleopatra
Celebrating their 15th season in Forest Park, Shakespeare Festival St. Louis is proud to bring you Antony and Cleopatra. The timeless love story tells the epic, intriguing, and enchanting tale of a Roman general caught under the spell of history’s most stunning and powerful queen. This free event is held nightly at 8pm from 5.22.15 – 6.14.15

St. Louis Uncorked
St. Louis Uncorked is the perfect way to spend the weekend unwinding with the finest selection of local wines, a wide selection of craft and all-American beers and St. Louis’ best food trucks. This iconic St. Louis festival delivers an unforgettable experience that keeps friends coming back year after year. Goes from 5pm- 11pm.

Science Center First Friday
Learn the real science behind science fiction at our First Fridays events! First Friday favorites like public telescope viewings, scifi trivia and special prices for OMNIMAX® films are a staple at every event. Tickets for the free episode showings are available starting at 6pm on the evening of the First Friday event and are distributed on a first come, first served basis. From 6pm – 11:30pm, this event is geared toward older kids and adults.

Saturday, June 6 2015

Yoga at the Market
Do an hour of yoga in the fresh air at the Tower Grove Farmers Market…for free! Just show up with your mat. Grab a pretzel croissant when your done. 9am every Saturday.

Tower Grove Farmer’s Market
50 vendors of local produce and foods this Saturday in the park plus handmade artisan wares! The market features produce from the St Louis region and produce grown right here in the city. Plan ahead and enjoy free yoga from 9am-10am before shopping to the sounds of the Twangfest Saturday Sessions. See you there, 8am-12:30pm!

St. Louis Renaissance Faire
A blast for the whole family, find out more information hereLive armored jousting, nine stages of entertainment, 100+ artisan shops, food & drinks, free parking! 10 – 6pm, rain or shine.

Family Day: Ideas In Bloom @ The World Chess Hall of Fame
Use a variety of materials to create a self-portrait pot inspired by Marcel Dzama’s Potheads and explore your thoughts and dreams through poetry, journaling, bookmaking, illustration and more! Each week the ideas will take a different form.

Grand Opening of McDonnell Polar Bear Point
Finally!! The new exhibit is open where you can watch a swimming polar bear and offers new insights into the lives of polar bears and the Arctic people who rely on them through its new $16 million, 40,000-square-foot McDonnell Polar Bear Point exhibit opening to the public Saturday, June 6, 2015.

Art & Air
Art & Air, the Webster Arts Fair, a one-of-a-kind fine arts fair, is set in the beautiful park setting of Eden Theological Seminary, in the heart of historic Webster Groves. See many varieties of art, eat delectable food, and watch top-notch musical performances— it’s a unique creative event for the whole family.

World Bird Sanctuary celebrates the Hiking Society’s National Trails Day
Enjoy the outdoors at this family-friendly event, with three different length trails to suit your pace! Naturalists with live animals will be at interpretation stations along the trails. There will be free children’s activities with prizes and snack foods will be on sale! Admission and parking are free. No reservations required.

Circus Flora
Another two shows today, see it at 1pm or 7pm. See if you aren’t biting your nails when the tightrope walkers start doing their thing. And the trapeze? OMG it’s all amazing. Just go. Check out the website for tickets and more showtimes, there’s a time and day to meet everyone’s nap schedules.

St. Louis Science Center Members -Only Night
Members are able to experience the summer exhibition Alien Worlds and Androids for free, and see the new Omnimax film ROBOTS, without vouchers or Points. Entry times for the exhibition will be every half hour from 6pm to 8pm. ROBOTS will show in the Omnimax Theater at 6:30pm and 8pm. Free popcorn and soda will be provided outside the Ominimax prior to your film time. Space is limited so make your reservations today! The event goes from 5:30pm to 9pm.

Fair U City
Grab the family and head to Fair U. City for carnival rides, live entertainment and plenty of good eats. Dig into barbecue from Vernon’s BBQ, African-Caribbean fare from Teranga Grill, catfish from Hoskin’s Fish and creamy creations made to order from Ices Plain & Fancy. Sat., June 6 – noon to 10 p.m., Heman Park, 7210 Olive Blvd., University City, 314.505.8696, fairucity.com

Shakespeare Festival: Anthony & Cleopatra
Celebrating their 15th season in Forest Park, Shakespeare Festival St. Louis is proud to bring you Antony and Cleopatra. The timeless love story tells the epic, intriguing, and enchanting tale of a Roman general caught under the spell of history’s most stunning and powerful queen. This free event is held nightly at 8pm from 5.22.15 – 6.14.15

St. Louis Uncorked
St. Louis Uncorked is the perfect way to spend the weekend unwinding with the finest selection of local wines, a wide selection of craft and all-American beers and St. Louis’ best food trucks. This iconic St. Louis festival delivers an unforgettable experience that keeps friends coming back year after year. Goes from 12pm- 11pm.

Sunday, June 7 2015

St. Louis Swap Meet
Have you checked out the newest marketing in STL? The swap meet is open every Sunday until mid November with over 150 vendor spaces at the historic Lemp Brewery in Marine Ville, located at the corner of Lemp Ave and Cherokee Street. Browse the market then head over to Cherokee to walk through antique shops and grab lunch. Sounds like a perfect Sunday to me! Doors open at 9:30 am and Close at 3pm.

Fair U City
Grab the family and head to Fair U. City for carnival rides, live entertainment and plenty of good eats. Dig into barbecue from Vernon’s BBQ, African-Caribbean fare from Teranga Grill, catfish from Hoskin’s Fish and creamy creations made to order from Ices Plain & Fancy. Sun., June 7 – noon to 9 p.m., Heman Park, 7210 Olive Blvd., University City, 314.505.8696, fairucity.com

Family Sundays @ The St. Louis Art Museum
Bring the family out each Sunday at the St. Louis Art Museum and enjoy hands on activities, 30 minutes tours throughout the gallery, a host of fun filled family performances. Each month focus on different themes. Cost: FREE – all ages welcome.

St. Louis Renaissance Faire
A blast for the whole family, find out more information hereLive armored jousting, nine stages of entertainment, 100+ artisan shops, food & drinks, free parking! 10 – 6pm, rain or shine.

Whew!

This list doesn’t even include all the amazing things you can do EVERY weekend in St. Louis like the Missouri Botanical Garden, Zoo, Faust Park, Shaw Nature Reserve, Six Flags, The Arch, Citygarden, Soulard Market, Magic House, not to mention the dozens of fantastic parks and playgrounds peppered throughout the city.

Keep checking back for more events! And send me anything I’m missing…

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