Best Bets: Aug. 21-27

Festival of Nations 


WHAT:   “Always Patsy Cline”

WHEN:  Wednesdays through Sundays through Aug. 31 

WHERE: The Playhouse at Westport, 635 Westport Plaza

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HOW MUCH: $52-$63

THE 411: You have only a couple more weeks to catch this Stages STL acclaimed musical production that tells the touching and true story of country music legend Patsy Cline and her friendship with Texas housewife Louise Seger.

MORE INFO:  314-821-2407 or


WHAT:   Festival of Nations

WHEN: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday  

WHERE:   Tower Grove Park near Grand Boulevard and Arsenal Street


The 411: From Polynesian hula dancers to African Congo drummers, from Israeli falafels to Afghan sambosas, this annual festival that celebrates diversity and world culture has something for everyone, including four stages of entertainment, an international food village, arts and crafts from throughout the world and much more.



WHAT:  El Monstero at Art Hill

WHEN: Gates open at 5:30 p.m., show at 7 p.m. Saturday 

WHERE: Art Hill in Forest Park

HOW MUCH:  $30 advance, $40 DOS

THE 411: The monster will emerge from the Grand Basin to entertain the masses in a setting like no other. El Monstero is back for their biggest, baddest concert ever, combining earth, water, fire and air. 

MORE INFO: 1-800-735-3000, the Pageant box office or