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Great Godfrey Corn Maze
Sep 20 @ 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

Janaina Tschäpe: The Ocean Within Exhibit
Sep 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 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 20 @ 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 or call (314) 721-0072.

Watershed Cairns Exhibit
Sep 20 @ 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

Budweiser Taste of St. Louis
Sep 20 @ 11:00 am – 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.

Stone Bridge Valley Art Exhibit: A Mix of Media
Sep 20 @ 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.

Annual Mississippi Earthtones Festival
Sep 20 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Celebrate life on the Mississippi through art, music, and conservation!

Part of a statewide celebration of our rivers and an opportunity to learn more about the environments in the area, the event kicks off with a river clean-up at 9 am. The festival will also feature informational booths on ecology, native plants and animals, and recycling; arts and crafts; food vendors; litter clean-ups; organized hikes and bike rides; and live music!

Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind festival celebrating and protecting our environment! For more information, please call (618) 463-1016.

Old Webster Jazz & Blues Festival
Sep 20 @ 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Enjoy a full day of live jazz and blues music, tasty food, and lots of fun!

One of the most family-friendly festivals around, Old Webster Jazz & Blues Festival returns for its 14th consecutive year September 20, 2014. Experience live jazz and blues on two stages, food and drink from some of the area’s best restaurants, street performers, face painting, juggling, and much more.

With all the fun activities lasting all day long, it’s not hard to see why Old Webster Jazz & Blues Festival attracts 12,000 people annually!

For more information, please visit

The Great Forest Park Balloon Race
Sep 20 @ 12:00 pm – 6:30 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!

Saturday is Race Day! Race Day festivities include skydivers, live entertainment, children’s activities, and a photo contest prior to the release of the hare and hound balloons 4:30 – 4:45.

Rain date is September 21. For more information, please visit or call (314) 993-2901.

Alton Little Theater presents: Leading Ladies (Comedy)
Sep 20 @ 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.

July 11, 2012
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