Best Bets: May 22-28

Spring to Dance Festival


WHAT:  Spring to Dance Festival

WHEN:  7:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday

WHERE:  Touhill Performing Arts Center on the campus of UMSL 

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HOW MUCH:  $15 each night

411:  Thirty professional dance companies – 10 each night — from across the country perform a variety of works from contemporary and classical to modern, tap and more. With a different program each night, the weekend, presented by Dance St. Louis, offers something for everyone.

MORE INFO:  314-534-6622, or


WHAT:  St. Louis Bluesweek Festival

WHEN:  11 a.m.-10:30 p.m.  Saturday and Sunday

WHERE:  Chesterfield Amphitheater, 631 Veteran’s Place Drive

HOW MUCH:  $10 advance, $15 day of show, per day; children 10 and under are free

THE 411:  Virtually all of St. Louis’ great blues and soul men and women will be performing at this two-day music and barbecue festival, including the Soulard Blues Band, Denise Thimes, Marsha Evans, Marquise Knox, Big George Brock, Billy Peek, Marcel Strong, Otis Clay, Tom Hall, Alice Spencer and so many more. 

MORE INFO:  314-534-2100 or


WHAT:  Gypsy Caravan

WHEN:  5-7 p.m. Sunday; 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday 

WHERE:  Family Arena in St. Charles

HOW MUCH:  5-7 p.m. Sunday $30, includes all-day admission Monday; 7-9 a.m. $20 early bird; 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. $10. Discount admission is available at all Dierbergs locations. 

THE 411:  Since 1973, the St. Louis Symphony Volunteer Association has presented one of the largest antique, craft and flea markets in the Midwest, raising more than $3.5 million in support of the STL Symphony. This year’s Gypsy Caravan is in a new venue, with vendors from 20 states selling antiques, collectibles, crafts, jewelry, furniture, clothing, imports, yard art and more.