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Moonlight Paddleboat Picnic
Sep 18 @ 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

Twilight Thursdays at the Confluence Tower
Sep 18 @ 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.

Blues Cruise featuring Marsha Evans’ Coalition
Sep 18 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Celebrate St. Louis’s 250th anniversary with a lively St. Louis tradition!

Experience the sounds of live blues by Marsha Evans’ Coalition and enjoy the beautiful scenery on an exciting cruise down the Mississippi River.

Boarding begins at 8 and the cruise departs at 8:30. Ages 21 and over only. For more information, please visit or call 1-877-982-1410.

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.

Watershed Cairns Exhibit
Sep 19 @ 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

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.

Parasailing at Pere Marquette State Park
Sep 19 @ 4:00 pm

Sail through the air and enjoy the breathtaking views of the River bend with a parasailing excursion! Your safety is assured, with exhilarating take offs and smooth landings provided by licensed personnel.

Reserve your ride now by calling 618-222-9000!

Please note that parasailing may be cancelled at any time due to inclement weather, high water, low water, or dangerous winds.

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

July 11, 2012
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