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Add arts and culture to your summer-fun calendar with top picks from around town.

CIRCUS FLORA Join Circus Flora under the big top to experience a world where high wires, trampolines acrobatics and aerialists are all part of the audience journey. The St. Louis tradition is guaranteed to thrill in its enchanting original production of “One Summer on 2nd Street” May 28 through June 28. With dynamic pricing, the event makes for the perfect date night for all.

CIRCUS HARMONY FLYING TRAPEZE CENTER St. Louis’ only flying trapeze school is run by Circus Harmony (from City Museum). The knowledgeable staff keeps you safe with high-tech equipment and a safety net below. Try a unique and exciting way to stay in shape, conquer your fears and have fun. The Flying Trapeze Center is open from April to October. For all ages. Defy gravity!

COCA COCA summer classes and camps begin June 1. Polish your skills or find a new hobby with classes in dance, theater, voice, art & design and fitness, plus early childhood programs. Week-long multidisciplinary arts camps for ages 3 through 18 and COCA’s summer musical “Bring it On,” June 26 and 27, round out a great summer at COCA.

Big Top Tent 718 N. Grand Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63103 314.289.4040 |

Union Station (under the train shed) 1820 Market St. St. Louis, MO 63103 314.504.4298 |

524 Trinity Ave. St. Louis, MO 63130 314.725.6555 |




Jazz St. Louis brings in summer with exciting Jazz at the Bistro concerts, such as violinist Regina Carter performing jazz-influenced folk songs of the American South; organist Dr. Lonnie Smith and West African guitarist and vocalist Lionel Loueke blending styles and backgrounds; trumpeter and “Champion” opera composer Terence Blanchard and bass legend Marcus Miller. The Bistro is open all summer long for shows on Friday and Saturday nights, as well as for Sunday brunch.

For nearly 50 years, Kodner Gallery has specialized in fine American and European art of the 19th and 20th centuries. The gallery presents an exquisite selection of paintings, drawings, fine prints, sculpture, objet d’art and antiquities to view, ponder and enjoy.

27th Midwest Salute to the Arts August 28-30

3536 Washington Ave. St. Louis, MO 63103 314.571.6000 |

9650 Clayton Road St. Louis, MO 63124 314.993.4477 |


Just 12 miles east of Downtown St. Louis, this three-day juried arts festival features 100 award-winning artists in beautiful Everett Moody Park in Fairview Heights, Ill. The whole family will enjoy live art demonstrations, a children’s creation station and gallery, live entertainment and a food court–all for free.

PO Box 2032 Fairview Heights, IL 62208 618.792.4675 |

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