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May
30
Sat
2015
Mapping St. Louis History
May 30 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Take a walk through St. Louis history and view historic maps, rare books, and images commemorating the city’s 250th birthday.

Mercantile Library is located on the 2 lower levels of Thomas Jefferson Library (you will walk in on the 3rd floor). Exhibitions can be viewed during normal Thomas Jefferson Library hours. Enjoy the exhibition by yourself or take a free, docent-led tour Saturdays at 11 or Sundays at 2. Group tours can also be arranged. For more information, please visit umsl.edu or call (314) 516-7248.

Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 7:30 am – 10:30 pm
Friday: 7:30 am – 5 pm
Saturday: 8 am – 4 pm
Sunday: 12 pm – 8 pm

Great Rivers Festival
May 30 @ 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join the National Great Rivers Museum and the Audubon Center at Riverlands as they come together to celebrate the confluence of 3 major rivers: the Mississippi, the Missouri, and the Illinois.
The event will feature various food vendors and local artists, children’s activities, live entertainment (including animal and reptile shows), living history tours, and more. Guests will also have the opportunity to tour a working towboat and barge.

Please call (618) 462-6979 or click here to learn more.

Annual Elsah Photography Exhibit
May 30 @ 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 Hidden Surprise” is to celebrate and cultivate an appreciation for the unique beauty found in the quaint village of Elsah, Illinois in every season.

For more information, please click here.

Hakuna Matata River Rambler Cruise
May 30 @ 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm

Cruise the Mighty Mississippi, learn its history, and take in the beautiful scenery on the Hakuna Matata River Rambler Cruise, departing Grafton Harbor promptly at 4 pm.

The Hakuna Matata is a 49-passenger all-weather tour boat. The first level is fully enclosed with large windows and is seasonally heated and cooled. The upper deck is a huge open air patio offering a stunning 360-degree view of the river and surrounding areas. Restrooms, a cash bar, light snacks, and souvenirs are also available.

Admission:
$18/adult
$16/senior
$9/child 3-17
$4.50/child 2 and under

For more information or to purchase tickets, please call (618) 786-7678.

Lantern Festival: Magic Reimagined
May 30 @ 6:00 pm – May 30 @ 10:00 pm

An international exhibition, Lantern Festival: Magic Reimagined consists of 22 lighted works of art from Zigong, China. The sets, crafted from silk, steel, wire, and porcelain, offer visitors something rarely seen outside of Asia.

Each piece is unique and includes an interpretation of the design’s tradition, symbolism, and meaning. Don’t miss your chance to see this one-of-a-kind exhibit!

Tickets will be available for purchase beginning November 1, 2014. For more information, please visit mobot.org or call (800) 642-8842.

Opera Theatre of St. Louis: La Rondine (Giacomo Puccini)
May 30 @ 8:00 pm

Can a beautiful, sophisticated Paris courtesan find happiness with a young man from the country, or will her past get in the way?

Opera Theatre Music Director Stephen Lord (The Elixir of Love, Sweeney Todd) conducts and Michael Gieleta (The Kiss) directs this fabulous company starring Corrine Winters (The Kiss, Carmen) as the heroine Magda in a score featuring the glorious music and romantic storytelling for which Puccini is known.

Tickets are available February 21, 2015. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit opera-stl.org.

Opera Theatre of St. Louis: La Rondine (Giacomo Puccini, 1917)
May 30 @ 8:00 pm

Can a beautiful, sophisticated Paris courtesan find happiness with a young man from the country, or will her past get in the way?

Opera Theatre Music Director Stephen Lord (The Elixir of Love, Sweeney Todd) conducts and Michael Gieleta (The Kiss) directs this fabulous company starring Corrine Winters (The Kiss, Carmen) as the heroine Magda in a score featuring the glorious music and romantic storytelling for which Puccini is known.

Tickets are available February 21, 2015. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit opera-stl.org.

May
31
Sun
2015
Annual Elsah Photography Exhibit
May 31 @ 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 Hidden Surprise” is to celebrate and cultivate an appreciation for the unique beauty found in the quaint village of Elsah, Illinois in every season.

For more information, please click here.

Mapping St. Louis History
May 31 @ 1:00 pm – May 31 @ 9:00 pm

Take a walk through St. Louis history and view historic maps, rare books, and images commemorating the city’s 250th birthday.

Mercantile Library is located on the 2 lower levels of Thomas Jefferson Library (you will walk in on the 3rd floor). Exhibitions can be viewed during normal Thomas Jefferson Library hours. Enjoy the exhibition by yourself or take a free, docent-led tour Saturdays at 11 or Sundays at 2. Group tours can also be arranged. For more information, please visit umsl.edu or call (314) 516-7248.

Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 7:30 am – 10:30 pm
Friday: 7:30 am – 5 pm
Saturday: 8 am – 4 pm
Sunday: 12 pm – 8 pm

Lantern Festival: Magic Reimagined
May 31 @ 6:00 pm – May 31 @ 10:00 pm

An international exhibition, Lantern Festival: Magic Reimagined consists of 22 lighted works of art from Zigong, China. The sets, crafted from silk, steel, wire, and porcelain, offer visitors something rarely seen outside of Asia.

Each piece is unique and includes an interpretation of the design’s tradition, symbolism, and meaning. Don’t miss your chance to see this one-of-a-kind exhibit!

Tickets will be available for purchase beginning November 1, 2014. For more information, please visit mobot.org or call (800) 642-8842.

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