Best Bets: July 29 – Aug 5


WHAT: Downtown STL Restaurant Week

WHEN: Through Sunday

WHERE: 25 participating downtown restaurants

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HOW MUCH: $25 

THE 411: Celebrating its 11th year, this year’s DRW will include 24 diverse and delicious destinations including 360, Hiro Asian Kitchen, Mango, Lucas Park Grille, Joe Buck’s, Mike Shannon’s and more. Reservations are suggested.



WHAT: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

WHEN: 6 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Ballpark Village

HOW MUCH: $11 in advance, $15 day of show

THE 411: This hard-edged funk band employs hip-hop beats, rock dynamics and improvisation in a jazz tradition.   Trombone Shorty, whose real name is Troy Andrews, began his career as a bandleader at the age of six, and toured internationally for the first time at age 12 before joining Lenny Kravitz’ horn section at the age of 19 for a 105-date world tour in 2005-2006.

MORE INFO: All shows are ages 18+ with an additional minor fee of $10 at the gate for those under 21.


WHAT: “Oklahoma,” presented by the Muny

WHEN: 8:15 p.m. Monday through Aug. 16

WHERE: Muny at Forest Park

HOW MUCH: $14-$87, plus free seats night of

THE 411: After eight years, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s iconic musical returns to the Muny, and features an unforgettable story and a score filled with landmark songs such as “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’,” “The Surrey With the Fringe on Top,” “People Will Say We’re in Love,” and of course, “Oklahoma!”

MORE INFO: 314-361-1900 or