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Oct
24
Fri
Louis IX: King, Saint, Namesake Exhibit
Oct 24 @ 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 slam.org or call (314) 721-0072.

Great Godfrey Corn Maze
Oct 24 @ 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

Alton Little Theater presents: Kosher Lutherans (Comedy)
Oct 24 @ 7:30 pm

Hanna and Franklyn are a seemingly perfect couple and desperately want to have a child, but are unable to do so. They begin to wonder if they’ll ever be able to have a child, and they have a chance encounter with a God-fearing pregnant girl from Iowa who has conceived out of wedlock and offers to let them adopt her baby. Just after the adoption papers are signed, the couple finds out that the girl does not know they are Jewish. Knowing that this could crush their chances of getting the child, Hanna and Franklyn pose as Lutherans to attract the girl and her obvious Midwestern sensibilities. But how far will they go to have a family?

Showtimes are:
Thursday, October 16 – Saturday, October 18 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, October 19 at 2 pm
Thursday, October 23 – Saturday, October 25 at 7:30
Sunday, October 26 at 2 pm.

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

Disney’s The Little Mermaid (presented by Variety Children’s Theatre)
Oct 24 @ 7:30 pm

Be enchanted by this unique production of the classic tale of “The Little Mermaid”, presented by Variety Children’s Theatre, an organization dedicated to giving children “the opportunity to bring their gifted personalities to a first-class theatrical production”.

Under the direction of Tony Award nominee Lara Teeter, Variety’s production brings together professional performers and an ensemble of children of all abilities, along with a live orchestra, stunning costumes, and dazzling sets, creating a magical experience for the whole family.

Tickets range from $15-$35. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit touhill.org.

Oct
25
Sat
Grafton Riverside Flea Market
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

The most fabulous flea market on the river, Grafton Riverside Flea Market features over 50 vendors selling all types of items, including antiques, foods, tools, candles, furniture, and hand-crafted goods.

Join the fun the 4th weekend of each month March – October from 9-5 each day at the Loading Dock in historic Grafton, Illinois:
- March 22 and 23
- April 26 and 27
- May 24 and 25
- June 28 and 29
- July 26 and 27
- August 23 and 24
- September 27 and 28
- October 25 and 26

For more information, call (800) 258-6645 or email tba@gtec.com.

Great Godfrey Corn Maze
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – 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

Louis IX: King, Saint, Namesake Exhibit
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 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 slam.org or call (314) 721-0072.

Underground Railroad Shuttle Tour (10 am)
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Step back in time as J. E. Robinson Tours and the Alton Regional CVB guide you to local sites filled with a rich history.

The two-hour guided shuttle will stop at some of the sites that were once a part of the Underground Railroad, including Alton Museum of History and Art, Rocky Fork area, and more. Learn how Alton’s location along the Mighty Mississippi played a vital role in helping slaves reach freedom.

Remnants of history remain, buried beneath the streets of Alton. Come discover history for yourself.

Tour admission is $25/person. Please call the Alton CVB at (800) 258-6645 for more information or for advanced registration.

Watershed Cairns Exhibit
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

This new photography exhibit artfully highlights the St. Louis area’s close connection to rivers and streams. The images of the Watershed Cairns exhibit document important places in our regional watershed through vivid, large-scale photos of sculptural cairns made of glass. By naming and mapping sites of the photos, the exhibit offers visitors the chance to learn of the interconnection of these waters and the areas through which they pass.

For more information, please visit mohistory.org.

Underground Railroad Shuttle Tour (1 pm)
Oct 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Step back in time as J. E. Robinson Tours and the Alton Regional CVB guide you to local sites filled with a rich history.

The two-hour guided shuttle will stop at some of the sites that were once a part of the Underground Railroad, including Alton Museum of History and Art, Rocky Fork area, and more. Learn how Alton’s location along the Mighty Mississippi played a vital role in helping slaves reach freedom.

Remnants of history remain, buried beneath the streets of Alton. Come discover history for yourself.

Tour admission is $25/person. Please call the Alton CVB at (800) 258-6645 for more information or for advanced registration.

July 11, 2012
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