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Posted: Thursday, June 6, 2013 12:00 pm | Updated: 11:11 am, Thu Jun 13, 2013.

THROUGH 6/16 TWELFTH NIGHT Shakespeare Festival St. Louis presents its 13th annual play, Twelfth Night—an intimate, romantic performance set to live music—at Forest Park. Free. 8 p.m. nightly, except Tuesdays. 531-9800 or sfstl.com.

THROUGH 7/31 THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF OZ TRAVELLING EXHIBITION Travel down the Yellow Brick Road to Dorothy’s House, the Wicked Witch’s Castle and the Emerald City with The Wonderful World of Oz interactive exhibit at St. Louis Public Library. Free. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 206-6779 or slpl.org.

THROUGH 11/2 CLAYTON FARMER’S MARKET Enjoy fresh local produce, artisan products, a market café and live music at Clayton Farmer’s Market, at Forsyth Boulevard and Maryland Avenue, west of Straub’s. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays. claytonfarmersmarket.com.

6/7 JUNGLE BOOGIE CONCERT SERIES Dance to the pop sounds of American Idle at the family-friendly Jungle Boogie Concert Series at Saint Louis Zoo. Free. 5-8 p.m. 781-0900 or stlzoo.org.

6/8 1812 OVERTURE St. Louis Symphony will perform Tchaikovsky’s classic 1812 Overture at Powell Hall. 8 p.m. $25-$65. 534-1700 or stlsymphony.org.

6/12 TERENCE BLANCHARD Five-time Grammy Award-winning jazz trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard will perform at Missouri Botanical Garden’s Cohen Amphitheater as part of the The Whitaker Music Festival. 7:30 p.m. Free. 577-5100 or mobot.org/events/whitaker.

PARTIES IN THE PARK The 30th season of Parties in the Park continues with a performance from Whiskey Morning on Central Avenue in downtown Clayton. 5-8:30 p.m. Free. 726-3033 or partiesinthepark.org.

6/13-17 MISSOURI CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL World-renowned musician Amy Beth Kirsten, St. Louis Symphony music director David Robertson, the Missouri Ballet Theatre dancers and more come together for the third annual Missouri Chamber Music Festival at Webster University’s CMS Concert Hall and First Congregational Church of Webster Groves. Various times. $20-$35 per show. mochambermusic.org.

6/14-15 ST. LOUIS BREWERS HERITAGE FESTIVAL Taste local beer styles and cuisine from more than 20 St. Louis breweries at Central Field in Forest Park, presented by St. Louis Brewers Heritage Festival. $30-$45. Various times. stlbrewfest.com.

6/15 FIREFLY FESTIVAL A flashlight show will celebrate Earth’s living lanterns—fireflies—at the Butterfly House. Free. 577-5100 or mobot.org.

THE AMBASSADORS OF HARMONY: VOICES IN HARMONY The Ambassadors of Harmony, the award-winning 160-member local men’s a capella ensemble, will sing at Touhill Performing Arts Center. Various times and prices. 516-4949 or touhill.org.

CHESTERFIELD JAZZ FESTIVAL Grammy-nominated pianist David Benoit, saxophonist Paul Taylor, Bach to the Future and more will perform during the inaugural Chesterfield Jazz Festival at Chesterfield Amphitheatre. 2-10 p.m. $20-$50. metrotix.com.

6/17-23 MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT The Muny opens its new season with the Tony Award-winning musical, Spamalot, starring John O’Hurley as King Arthur and based on Monty Python’s classic comedic film. Various times. $12-$75. 534-1111 or muny.org.

6/20-22 INVIGORATE The Big Muddy Dance Company presents Invigorate, a show featuring classic and new works celebrating St. Louis’ rich musical heritage, at Touhill Performing Arts Center. 8 p.m. $25. 516-4949 or touhill.org.

6/22 CITY CONCERT SERIES The 2013 City Concert Series presents the Street Fighting Band: A Tribute to The Rolling Stones playing the legendary classic rock band’s hits at Chesterfield Amphitheater. 8-10 p.m. Free. 537-4000 or chesterfieldamphitheater.com.



6/7 FITNESS FUN FRIDAYS: SPLASH INTO SHAPE Families are invited to work out at The Magic House during monthly Fitness Fun Fridays, themed Splash Into Shape in June. 4-8 p.m. Free. 822-8900 or magichouse.org.

6/8 GET OUTDOORS DAY Enjoy a day of fitness sessions, rock-climbing, live music, orienteering, gardening information, nature walks and more as the National Parks Service presents Get Outdoors Day under the Gateway Arch. Free. gatewayarch.com.

6/16 ALL-AMERICAN 5K & FUN RUN GO! St. Louis presents the All-American 5K & Fun Run, with a race course running from Kirkwood to Webster Groves, and a finish line complete with apple pie, ice cream and live music. 7:30 a.m. 5K; 8:30 a.m. Fun Run. $15-$35. gostlouis.org.


CHAMPION Opera Theatre will perform Champion, the redemptive story of world welterweight champion Emile Griffith, composed by internationally renowned jazz musician and composer Terence Blanchard and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Michael Cristofer, at the Loretto-Hilton Center. Various times. June 15-30. $25-$128. 961-0644 or opera-stl.org.


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