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Jul
24
Thu
Desert Show: Plants of Southern Africa and Madagascar
Jul 24 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Get a glimpse of Southern Africa and Madagascar all without leaving St. Louis with Missouri Botanical Garden’s Desert Show: Plants of Southern Africa and Madagascar.

This exhibit highlights the rarely seen flora of the arid regions of South Africa and Madagascar and gives a look at the people of the region and how they utilize indigenous plant species.

Visitors can enjoy the diverse beauty of these fascinating ecosystems as well as learn about the work being done to preserve these habitats.

The Desert Show is open 9 am to 5 pm daily June 28 – July 27. Tickets are $5 in addition to regular garden admission, which runs $4 to $8.

For more information, please call (314) 577-5100 or visit mobot.org.

Apollo Moon Landing Celebration
Jul 24 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

In celebration of the 45th anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing, Alton Museum of History and Art is showcasing some very special photographs for a limited time only!

For just 2 weeks, 2 5-foot by 35-inch photographic negatives of the mission’s landing site and equipment will be on display in the Grace Monroe classroom at Loomis Hall.

Exhibit closes July 31st. The museum is open Wednesday – Saturday 10 am – 4 pm and Sunday 1 pm – 4 pm.

For more information, please call (618) 462-2763.

The Refinery Project: Images of Beauty and Industry
Jul 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Refinery Project: Images of Beauty and Industry is a series of industrial photographs taken at the Phillips 66 Wood River Refinery by Tom Atwood.

The exhibit explores different perceptions of beauty, featuring posed models in a contrasting industrial landscape. While many don’t like refineries – for whatever reasons – Atwood has created an undeniable artistry in this series.

This exhibit is definitely worth checking out! Come see the new and beautiful twist Atwood has given the refinery!

For more information, please contact Carolyn Tidball at (618) 655-0337 or office@edwardsvilleartscenter.com.

Grafton’s Music in the Park
Jul 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Bring a lawn chair and enjoy a free concert by local musicians each Thursday night of the summer at The Grove Memorial Park in Grafton. What a spectacular way to spend a beautiful summer evening!
For more information, please call (618) 786-2605.

Moonlight Paddleboat Picnic
Jul 24 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Enjoy a romantic evening under the stars with a “love boat” around the Post-Dispatch Lake in Forest Park.

Each paddleboat is furnished with a picnic basket filled with a tasty dinner and a bottle of wine or a bucket of beer.

Boats launch at 7 pm each Thursday through September 25 and must return by 10 pm. Reservations are required. Entries will be accepted on a first-come, first serve basis, and registration will be confirmed by email.

For more information or to make your reservation, pleas visit boathouseforestpark.com.

Twilight Thursdays at the Confluence Tower
Jul 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Looking to get the best possible view of the sunset? Twilight Thursdays at the Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower will offer you that chance!
150 feet in the air, the Confluence Tower will give you an unforgettable view!
Whether you bring family, friends, a special someone, or just yourself, you are sure to have a wonderful time taking in the stunning sunset over the Mighty Mississippi.
Don’t forget to look at sunset times and plan your trip accordingly. For more information, please call (618) 251-9101.

Alton Little Theater: “9 to 5: The Musical”
Jul 24 @ 7:30 pm

Based on the 1980s hit movie Nine to Five, the musical follows 3 female coworkers as they devise a plan to get even with their boss, who has pushed them far beyond their limits. The women plot to take control of the company and soon find that there is nothing they can’t do.
Don’t miss out on this hilarious story of friendship, teamwork, confidence, and of course, revenge.
Production times are:
July 24, 7:30
July 25, 7:30
July 26, 7:30
July 27, 2:00
July 31, 7:30
August 1, 7:30
August 2, 7:30
August 3, 2:00

For more information or to purchase tickets, please call (618) 462-6562 or visit altonlittletheater.org.

Jul
25
Fri
Desert Show: Plants of Southern Africa and Madagascar
Jul 25 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Get a glimpse of Southern Africa and Madagascar all without leaving St. Louis with Missouri Botanical Garden’s Desert Show: Plants of Southern Africa and Madagascar.

This exhibit highlights the rarely seen flora of the arid regions of South Africa and Madagascar and gives a look at the people of the region and how they utilize indigenous plant species.

Visitors can enjoy the diverse beauty of these fascinating ecosystems as well as learn about the work being done to preserve these habitats.

The Desert Show is open 9 am to 5 pm daily June 28 – July 27. Tickets are $5 in addition to regular garden admission, which runs $4 to $8.

For more information, please call (314) 577-5100 or visit mobot.org.

Apollo Moon Landing Celebration
Jul 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

In celebration of the 45th anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing, Alton Museum of History and Art is showcasing some very special photographs for a limited time only!

For just 2 weeks, 2 5-foot by 35-inch photographic negatives of the mission’s landing site and equipment will be on display in the Grace Monroe classroom at Loomis Hall.

Exhibit closes July 31st. The museum is open Wednesday – Saturday 10 am – 4 pm and Sunday 1 pm – 4 pm.

For more information, please call (618) 462-2763.

Annual Elsah Photography Exhibit
Jul 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Amateur and professional photographers come together to present this annual exhibit, displaying photographs of the Village of Elsah and immediate areas in all seasons.

The purpose of this year’s exhibit “Elsah: A Gem in our Midst” is to celebrate and cultivate an appreciation for the unique beauty found in the quaint village of Elsah, Illinois.

For more information, please visit greatriverroad.com.

July 11, 2012
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