The St. Louis Municipal Opera ”The Muny”
Famous entertainers perform in Broadway shows under the stars each summer at the St. Louis Municipal Opera-popularly known as the” Muny” in Forest Park. The nation’s oldest and largest outdoor theater. The Muny also hosts concerts featuring big name performers. www.muny.com
St Louis Symphony Orchestra
St. Louis’ Grammy Award-winning orchestra has been rated one of the best in the country by TIME magazine. The orchestra performs an estimated two hundred concerts year round. David Robertson, considered one of the most important conductors of our time is the Music Director for the over 125 yr old St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. Showcased at Powell Symphony, located on Grand Avenue.
Well-known performers are showcased in concerts, plays, shows, classic films and more in a structurally unaltered but beautifully renovated movie palace built in 1929. 527 N. Grand. www.fabulousfox.com
The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis “The REP”
Located on the campus of Webster University in the charming town of Webster Groves, the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis offers an intimate venue for outstanding theatrical productions. For over 40 years, thousands of St. Louisans have made “the Rep” the regions premier live, professional theatre. www.repstl.org
Butterfly House-a division of the Missouri Botanical Gardens
Visit this wondrous glass conservatory and become a part of the natural world of a thousand tropical butterflies. Located in Faust Park, Chesterfield www.butterflyhouse.org
Missouri Botanical Garden
Often referred to “Shaw’s Garden” after the founder Henry Shaw, this 79 acre horticultural center is a National Historic Landmark. One of the country’s oldest and foremost botanical gardens, it includes the Climatron, a geodesic dome with a living rainforest, the 14 acre Japanese garden, the Victorian garden which includes Shaw’s original 1850’s Tower Grove house and the Kemper Center. Home gardeners can get inspiration and expert advice at the Kemper Center for Home Gardening.
The garden is also host to many festivals and fairs throughout the year including the Whitaker Music Festival. www.mobot.org
Soulard Farmers Market
South of downtown, at the Seventh Street exit off I-55, Soulard is know for its 200 yr old farmers’ market. The Soulard area is one of the city’s oldest residential neighborhoods, with 19th century homes set in the midst of pubs, taverns and restaurants that offer live music and wonderful food. www.soulardmarket.com