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Get Out for Shakespeare, a Fiesta, Wine and a Circus

Shakespeare is the Get Out theme of the week. Shows include Taming of the Shrew, Romeo and Juliet and The Comedy of Errors.

Creve Coeur
Where/When: The festival will be on Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in . Formal performances of The Comedy of Errors will be at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m..
Why go: Millennium Park will be filled with singing, face painting, juggling, improvisational actors, classical guitarists and country dancers. Children may enjoy the Children's Art Area and interact with actors in Shakespearean character costumes. The highlight of the event will be two performances of The Comedy of Errors, by the DaySpring School of the Arts' Summer Shakespeare Workshop,  at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m..
Cost: Free and open to the public. Food and drink from local restaurants will be available for purchase.

FIESTA IN FLORISSANT Florissant
Where/When: On Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., in Knight of Columbus Park.
Why go: Indulge in margaritas, piñatas, delicious foods from various countries, dancing and more. Try dance lessons in Merengue, ending in a friendly competition and prizes. Performances will include marionetas (Mexican Puppets), El Chapo (Mexican Singer), as well as  various musical bands and dance groups.
Cost: Free admission but bring cash for purchases of food, drink and crafts.

CIRCUS FLORA VAGABOND ADVENTURES Grand Center
Where/When: Vagabond Adventures will run through June 26 at Grand Center. Show times are 7 p.m, Tuesday-Thursday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Friday- Saturday and 1  p.m. and 5:30 p.m., Sunday. There is a special one-hour show for smaller kids, Little Top Wednesday, at 10 a.m Wednesdays.
Why go: Enjoy a great family outing at Circus Flora, with its new show Vagabond Adventures. This traditional one ring production showcases circus performers and animals working together to engage the audience by telling a story.
Cost: Tickets are $8 to $44 each, depending on seating. Tickets are available at the Circus Flora Box Office in the Centene Center for the Arts and Education, or you may order tickets on-line.

ROMEO & JULIET Saint Louis
Where/When: This is the last weekend, performances on Friday, at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, at 2 and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m., presented by the Saint Louis Ballet at Anheuser-Busch Hall, Touhill Performing Arts Center.
Why go: This Shakespeare classic, a treat for the 10th anniversary season, is a full length ballet by Gen Horiuchi. The music is by Sergei Prokofiev.
Cost: $47, $37, $25 per ticket depending on seating.

WINE CENTURY CLUB TASTING Chesterfield
Where/When: On Thursday, from 5 to 7 p.m. at St. Louis Wine Market & Tasting Room
Why go: This tasting is an opportunity to begin exploring local wines and wines from other countries, including exotic or obscure grape types. The tasting puts you on the path to becoming a Grape Centurian (someone who has tasted 100 or more grape types), eventually you may even ecome a Doppel Member (200 varieties) of the Wine Century Club. The Wine Century Club is for all adventurous wine lovers. If you've tasted at least 100 different grape varieties, you're qualified to become an official member, if not continue to go to their events to reach your goal.
Cost: The event is free and there is no cost to become a Wine Century Club member.

VIN DE SET'S FIVE YEAR ANNIVERSARY
Saint Louis
Where/When: Saturday, from  12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Vin de Set.
Why go: To celebrate their five year anniversary as Chefs, Ivy and Kirby, along with pit master, Tony Cole, roast a whole hog. However, separate versions will be served "Cochon de Lait" a French Creole style and a classic American brined & smoked. Also on the menu: Pulled Pork, ribs, pork brats, pork-n-beans, traditional side dishes and a dessert bacon bar. Enjoy live music performed by Kyle Daniels.
Cost: Tickets are $25 per person for advanced sales or $30 at the door. Ticket price includes an all you can eat buffet, one Schlafly draft beer and live music. To make reservations please call 314-241-8989 or make the reservation on line.

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, FOREST PARK SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL  LAST WEEKEND!
Where/When: Pre-show entertainment begins nightly at 6:30 p.m. Performances will begin at 8 p.m. on Friday and continue nightly until June 19 in Shakespeare Glen.
Why go: Enjoy a free performance of Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare in Forest Park. Stop by before the show and take a picnic or buy food and beverages at the festival.
Cost: Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted. Chair rentals are available for $7 and $10. Performances are wheelchair accessible, and Thursday performances include sign language for the hearing impaired.

Maryland Heights
Where:/When:  On Friday and Saturday from 7 to 10 p.m. at ,
Why go: Listen to great music by the lake, on Friday Lealand Road takes the stage and on Saturday Kenny plays classics on the keyboard. Enjoy an evening near Creve Coeur Lake with delicious food and delightful music.
Cost:The cost of food and drink.

 

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