7 Things You Must Do This Month
1/ Fly to the Moon
Take “A Trip to the Moon” with Circus Flora under the air-conditioned big top next to Powell Hall from May 30-June 23. Circus Flora soars to the moon, borrowing from an iconic piece of cinematic history (the 1902 silent film of the same name). The show incorporates a world-class roster of Circus Flora performers, including Johnny Peers and the Muttville Comix, Carlos Svenson and his Magical Flying Goats, The Flying Wallendas and many more. For tickets, visit circusflora.org.
2/ Go Barefoot
Experience the music of country sensation. Kenny Chesney as he makes his way to Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on his No Shoes Nation tour on June 27. With a country-music record of more than 100 stadium shows under his belt, Chesney brings to the stage some of his hottest hits, including tracks from his latest album, “Life on a Rock.” Joining Chesney on the road are special guests Eli Young Band and Kacey Musgraves. For tickets, visit ticketmaster.com.
3/ Say Ni
The Tony award-winning musical “Monty Python’s Spamalot” takes the stage at The Muny June 17-23, opening the venue’s 95th season. Based on the cult-classic film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” this comedic romp tells the legendary tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. Renowned stage and screen actor John O’Hurley stars in the role of King Arthur. For tickets, visit muny.org.
4/ Show Your Colors
Take part in the festivities of PrideFest, June 29-30, at its new location at Soldiers’ Memorial Downtown. The eclectic lineup of live entertainers features headliners like Taylor Dane, Andy Bell and Josie Lowder, with a healthy sprinkling of drag and burlesque. Sunday’s Pride Parade is a definite highlight, with its colorful procession of local groups, businesses and organizations showing support for STL’s LGBT community. For more information, visit pridestl.org.
5/ Be ULTRA Proud
Kick off LGBT Pride weekend on June 28 at Lumen Private Event Space with ULTRA, the hottest VIP pride party in town, presented by Bud Light and hosted by ALIVE and Vital VOICE. Enjoy special live entertainment and heat up the dance floor to beats by some of the city’s top DJs, while sipping special sponsored beverages from Pinnacle Vodka and Bud Light. A portion of the evening’s proceeds benefit the Human Rights Campaign. For tickets, visit ultra2013.eventbrite.com.
6/ Drink to Summer
Beer-lovers unite for the St. Louis Brewers Heritage Festival in Forest Park, June 14-15. Bringing together 15 local brewers from across the St. Louis area, this annual festival features unlimited sampling of more than 80 different brews. Learn about different types of beer and brewing techniques from the multitude of experts and demonstrations at hand, while enjoying live music and gourmet food. For tickets, visit stlbrewfest.com.
7/ Start Fresh
Be among the first to explore Saint Louis Art Musuem‘s new East Building at the Grand Opening Festival: A World of Art on June 29-30. The free two-day celebration unveils to the public the landmark project designed by award-winning British architect Sir David Chipperfield. Outside, take part in hands-on art projects and performances by local arts organizations and catch an outdoor concert on Saturday in Shakespeare Glen, featuring St. Louis jazz. For more information, visit slam.org.
Photo credit: Circus Flora photo courtesy of Circus Flora. PrideFest photo by Scott Lokitz.