Best bets: Oct. 2-8


WHAT:   Best of Missouri Market

WHEN:  6-9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (members only 8-9 a.m. both days)

WHERE: Missouri Botanical Gardens, 4344 Shaw Boulevard


HOW MUCH: $12 adults (ages 13 and up); $5 children (ages 3-12); $5 Garden members and free for member children (ages 3-12)

THE 411: More than 120 food producers and crafters from Missouri and the surrounding region offer baked goods, fresh and dried flowers, herbs, handcrafted items, baskets, wooden toys, custom jewelry and more. Enjoy music and attendance prize drawings, too. Outdoors under tents, rain or shine.

MORE INFO:   314-577-5100 or 


WHAT:  Historic Shaw Art Fair

WHEN:  9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday 

WHERE:  Blocks of 4100-4200 Flora Place,  St. Louis

HOW MUCH:  $7, children 14 and under free

The 411:   Roughly 135 top caliber artists and craftspeople from around the country are selected each year to participate in the professionally juried event, which also features live entertainment, kid’s activities and food and drink.



WHAT:  “Kindur: The Adventurous Life of Icelandic Sheep”

WHEN: 2 & 5 p.m. Saturday, 1 & 4 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: COCA, 524 Trinity Avenue, University City

HOW MUCH:   $14-$18

THE 411:   This multimedia show for children and families comes from one of Italy’s most acclaimed theatre companies; the performers guide children on an interactive, theatrical journey in this play that features Icelandic sheep (kindur) and a spectacular visual landscape. Recommended for ages 4 and up.

MORE INFO: 314-725-6555 or