Best Bets: May 8-14

Best Bets: May 8-14


WHAT: Laumeier Park Art Fair

WHEN: 6-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: Laumeier Sculpture Park, 12580 Rott Road

HOW MUCH: $10 for adults 12 and up, $5 for children 6 to 11 and free for children under 6 and members


411: Visitors can choose from a variety of creative and original works of juried art from 150 artists from across the country. Available for sale are works in ceramics, fiber/textiles, glass, jewelry, mixed media, painting, photography/digital, printmaking/drawing, sculpture and wood. Live music throughout the fair and plenty of food and drink.

MORE INFO: 314-615-5278 or


WHAT: “Cinderella”

WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday, 2:30 & 7 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: Touhill Performing Arts Center on the campus of UMSL

HOW MUCH: $27-$40

THE 411: St. Louis Ballet’s production of the beloved  “Cinderella” features music by Sergei Prokofiev and choreography by Gen Horiuchi with exciting dancing, special effects and extravagant sets and costumes.

MORE INFO: 314-516-4949 or


WHAT: National Train Day 2014

WHEN: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

WHERE: St Louis Union Station, 1820 Market Street in downtown St. Louis


THE 411: In celebration of National Train Day, visitors may be among the first to view the completed first phase of changes at the historic Union Station and its new Grand Hall. Family-friendly activities will include trains to explore, historical theatrical performances, food from the 1904 World’s Fair, a model train exhibit, train rides for children and local entertainment. The date of National Train Day was chosen to commemorate the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad, when the famous Golden Spike was hammered in at Promontory Point, Utah on May 10, 1869. The event is planned by Union Station and the Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis (TRAA). It was the TRRA that built St. Louis Union Station back in1894.



WHAT: “The Color Purple”

WHEN: 3 & 7 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: Peabody Opera House, 1400 Market Street, St. Louis

HOW MUCH: $44.50-$48.50

THE 411: “The Color Purple” is a 1982 epistolary novel by American author Alice Walker that won the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Award for Fiction. It was later adapted into a film directed by Steven Spielberg and a musical of the same name, which achieved great success on Broadway. The local production stars Angie Stone and Vanessa Bell Armstrong.

MORE INFO: 1-800-745-3000 or