Yes, St. Louis summers can get hot. You can also find some of the most spectacular outdoor events in the city throughout the year. A great choice is to take a float trip. These are the top summer events and how to enjoy them. –Rosalind Earhart
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The City Museum, located at 750 North 16th Street (314-231-1009) is cooler as it’s nighttime. City Nights will be held for seven nights this summer on the museum’s rooftop. They will be open to the public on May 29, July 4, 24, August 5, September 2, 23, and September 2. You can enjoy the best views of the city from the top, but you also have the option to slide down, ride the Ferris Wheel or stand under a praying mantis. Visit citymuseum.org for more information. Rosalind Early
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World Naked Bike Rides is a must-see summer event.
You don’t have to wear all your clothes while you ride around the Grove. The annual World Naked Bike Ride is scheduled for Saturday, July 30, and can be used to help shy people feel more comfortable in crowds.
You can even wear your favorite clothes! You can also wear your favorite clothes! Many people choose to wear costumes and body paints. Your safety is your responsibility. Many people disregard the restrictions of St. Louis law and go to great lengths to ensure their safety.
Thousands attend the after-party and celebrations that stretch for miles.
The World Naked Bike Ride begins in the Grove (Manchester Avenue, Sarah, and Talmage), www.wnbrstl.org. The event starts at 4 p.m. and includes a costume competition. The ride starts at 6 p.m. Street celebrations will continue until 11:15 p.m. Devin Thomas O’Shea
The Best Place to See a Premiere
The Muy presents two new shows this Summer: The Color Purple and Sweeney Todd.
Do you love sharp objects and cannibalism? Sweney Todd: Fleet Street’s Demon Barber takes us inside the bizarre life of a barber, who seeks revenge on a wrongfully convicted person and then transports him to America to marry and become a judge. His landlord devises an elaborate plan to kill him using magic meat pies and a mysterious ingredient.
The long-awaited Muny debut is marked by the Color Purple. The original Broadway production was nominated for 11 Tony Awards and won two Tonys in 2006. The show is based on Alice Walker’s book. It follows Celie who is subjected to abuse by her husband and father before discovering a new way to live.
From Saturday, July 16, through Friday, July 22, Sweeney Todd can be seen at the Muny (1 Theatre Drive, 314-361-1900 Muny.org). From Wednesday, August 3, through Tuesday, August 9, The Color Purple will be performed. Shows start at 8 p.m. Prices range from $14-$155. Tickets are available for free. –Devin Thomas O’Shea
The Best Place to Make An End-of-Summer Memo
Looking for an event to cap off summer 2022? Music at Intersection is a packed concert celebrating St. Louis’ cultural and artistic heritage. Nothing is better than the smell of food trucks wafting through your air and the sound of music. No, there’s not.
To allow music, the Intersection will temporarily close blocks of Grand Center Arts District. This event is two-day long. Saturday’s concert will feature Erykah Badu. Murphy Lee, Hiatus Kaiyote, and Kyjuan of St. Lunatics are other acts.
Sunday, September 11, Gary Clark Jr. headlines. Chris Hansen, Kranzberg Arts Foundation’s executive director, said that, in addition to blues and jazz which were the mainstays last season, there are also national and local acts from every genre, including soul, R&B, and indie rock. The festival’s new outdoor space allows attendees to enjoy unique entertainment and local food, as well as shop at local vendors. They can purchase tickets with their favorite artists, such as Buddy Guy, Erykah Badu, or The Urge, and they have access to an incredible, dynamic, urban music experience. We hope they enjoy it all.
A ticket can be purchased for one day or a weekend pass. High-rollers can get VIP access to Sophie’s Artist Lounge.
Hansen stated, “Every year we aim to make this festival more accessible and varied, as well as multi-dimensional.” The Kranzberg Arts Foundation is a major supporter, along with the Regional Arts Center and the Steward Family Foundation. Tickets for Intersection music start at $79 and go up to $650. –Devin Thomas O’Shea