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Janaina Tschäpe: The Ocean Within Exhibit
Sep 19 @ 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

German/Brazilian artist Janaina Tschäpe gives a new look into the ocean landscape with St. Louis Art Museum’s new exhibit, The Ocean Within.

Tschäpe explores both observed and imagined views of the landscape across a wide range of media – painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, and video. Her 2013 video The Ocean Within, exemplifies her characteristic interpretation of the ocean as a mysterious and dreamlike place.

For more information, please visit

Louis IX: King, Saint, Namesake Exhibit
Sep 19 @ 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

In celebration of the city’s 250th birthday, St. Louis Art Museum presents Louis IX: King, Saint, Namesake.

This free exhibit showcases extraordinary art from the reign of Louis IX, as well as later works inspired by the 13th-century monarch. The exhibit will feature 13th-century carved ivory and metalwork, decorated manuscripts, a 17th-century illustrated book about Louis’s achievement of bringing the Crown of Thorns to Paris, an altarpiece painting by Louise-Marie Mauduit that Bishop Louis William Valentine DuBourg sent to the city of St. Louis in 1818, among many other artifacts.

The museum is open 10 am – 5 pm Tuesday through Sunday and 10 am – 9 pm Friday.

For more information, please visit or call (314) 721-0072.

Stone Bridge Valley Art Exhibit: A Mix of Media
Sep 19 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

A Mix of Media is a unique art exhibit showcasing the work of local artist Linda Miller, learned educator and artist.

A Mix of Media describes Linda’s approach to making art. Photography provided the palette and inspiration for the works in this exhibit. Linda often works wet on wet, a technique that involves a combination of transparent and opaque watercolor paints, as well as watercolor pencils, water-soluble oil pastels, and watercolor crayons on wet paper. Painting with oil pastels and adding depth with graphite details has also become a common expression for Linda.

Learn about and see more of Linda’s experimental process of making art by visiting A Mix of Media September 6 through September 28.

For more information about the exhibit, please call (618) 576-9235.

The gallery is open Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm and all other days by appointment.

Budweiser Taste of St. Louis
Sep 19 @ 4:00 pm – 10:30 pm

An award-winning celebration of all St. Louis has to offer, Budweiser Taste of St. Louis flaunts the area’s best food, music, art, and culture.

Also featured at the event are celebrity chef appearances, a tasting event, 50+ area restaurants, culinary competitions, Kids Kitchen, and Art & Wine Walk, and free national artist concerts. All of this is just part of what makes the Budweiser Taste of St. Louis Festival one of the greatest around!

The festival is open 4 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday (19), 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday (20), and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday (19). Please visit for more information.

Great Godfrey Corn Maze
Sep 19 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Embark on an “a-MAZE-ing” adventure through the Great Godfrey Corn Maze, this year featuring a Harry Potter theme!

Cut into 7 acres of corn, the maze is certainly challenging to navigate… and is an even greater adventure after dark! Visit the maze around Halloween (October 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, & 25) for even more thrills with an additional “haunted” maze.

The maze is open every Friday (6 pm – 10 pm), Saturday (10 am – 10 pm), and Sunday (opens at 1 pm) until October 26. Please call (618) 466-1483 with any questions.

Admission (by age):
12+: $6
6-11: $4
5 and under: free

Around the World Wine Dinner – American Creole: New Orleans Cuisine with French Wines
Sep 19 @ 6:30 pm

Take a trip around the world the third Friday of each month with a 4-course dinner, created by chefs from Catering St. Louis. Each course is a dish from a particular region and is paired with a luscious wine to complement it perfectly. Dinners will be served at various locations throughout the Garden.

Dinner begins at 6:30. Advanced reservations are required. Visit or call (314) 577-0200 for more information.

The 12th Annual Wine Opener
Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Enjoy an evening of fun, socializing, and wine for a good cause at the 12th annual Wine Opener, benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

The VIP reception will kick off the evening’s events at 7 (lasting until 8), and the general admission event continues the night’s festivities at 7:30.

Join the fun and have your chance to sample over 40 different wines from Glazer’s Distributing. The event will also feature appetizers and a silent auction.

General admission tickets are $65 in advance or $75 at the door. VIP tickets are $125 and are available in advance only.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit

The Great Forest Park Balloon Glow
Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:15 pm

Forest Park is home to the oldest and most well-attended free hot-air balloon event in the WORLD! Come see what it’s all about!

The weekend’s festivities begin Friday evening with a balloon glow from 7 – 9:15, immediately followed by fireworks.

Be sure to come back Saturday for the balloon race and other activities such as a photo contest and live entertainment prior to the launch of the balloons at 4:30.

For more information, please visit or call (314) 993-2901.

Alton Little Theater presents: Leading Ladies (Comedy)
Sep 19 @ 7:30 pm

Jack and Leo, two English Shakespearean actors, have had such a bad break that they are performing “Scenes from Shakespeare” in a lodge in the heart of Amish country of Pennsylvania. When they hear that a dying elderly woman in York will leave her fortune to her two English nephews, they plot to pass themselves off as her nephews to get the money. However, when they get to York, they discover that her English relatives aren’t nephews but nieces! Leo falls for Meg, the lady’s exuberant niece, who is engaged to the local minister. See what will happen when Meg meets “Maxine and Stephanie” and finally gets a taste of the outside world she’s always heard about!

Showtimes are
Thursday, September 11 – Saturday, September 13 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, September 14 at 2 pm
Thursday, September 18 – Saturday, September 20 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, September 21 at 2 pm

Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for students. Group rates are available. For more information, please visit or call (618) 462-3205.

Alton Farmers’ & Artisans’ Market
Sep 20 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Offering an abundance of items, the Alton Farmers’ & Artisans’ Market features fresh produce, delicious baked goods, unique crafts, jewelry, other various handmade items, and much more.
Each Saturday, come check out all that Alton’s farmers and artisans have to offer at the weekly markets all summer long!

July 11, 2012
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