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Patch Picks: Events and Happenings June 4 - 10

Here's what's happening in and near Ladue, Clayton and University City this week.

University City Patch teams up with neighboring Patch sites each week to round up events and happenings in the area. Here are our picks for this week.

Monday, June 4

Tuesday, June 5

  • Sting is coming to St. Louis on Tuesday for an 8 p.m. show at The Fabulous Fox Theatre. Tickets are still available and start at $46.50. Visit The Fabulous Fox website for additional details and to purchase tickets.
  • If you’re in the mood for music but want to stay a little closer to home on Tuesday, consider checking out The Queen Extravaganza at in U. City. It’s a touring concert show created and produced by Queen drummer Roger Taylor. Tickets are available starting at $27. Visit The Pageant’s website for details and to purchase tickets.
  • The Centennial Commons Gymnasium in University City will be closed to open play from 5 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday due to the June 5 elections.
  • The Mayor’s Task Force on University City’s Bike and Walkability task force will meet on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 6

  • If you’re interested in upping your musical game, you’ll want to know that Wednesday’s the day for summer registration at the Webster University-sponsored Community Music School in University City. The summer session runs from June 13 to July 25. People of all ages and abilities are welcome, and you can just walk in to register between 4 and 7 p.m. on Wednesday. Learn more at the Webster University website.
  • It’s time for Twangfest! The annual American roots music festival is in its sixteenth year, and beginning Wednesday, you’ll be able to partake in the fun at in University City. The ‘fest will run through Saturday. You can purchase individual event tickets starting at $15 for weekdays and $20 for weekend days, or you can purchase four-day passes. Performers such as Kelly Hogan, Langhorne Slim, Ha Ha Tonka and St. Louis’ own Pretty Little empire and Rough Shop will help round out the event. For additional information and to purchase tickets, visit the Twangfest website.
  • The is offering an Intro to Computers Class on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. Classes are free and don’t require registration, so just stop by if you need with learning to use a computer. Visit the library’s website for additional details.
  • There’s a Brunello Cucinelli Trunk Show at Neiman Marcus at Plaza Frontenac on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • In honor of Black Music Month, the St. Louis County Library Headquarters is offering a screening and discussion of the documentary Strange Fruit, which explores the history and legacy of the Billie Holiday classic. The following discussion will be moderated by Tabari Coleman from ADL’s World of Difference Institute. The event, which happens on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., is recommended for ages 14 and up.

Thursday, June 7

  • A special program at the in Ladue hopes to offer “A Powerful Voice for a Child in Foster Care” on Thursday at 7 p.m. The program, Sponsored by Women’s Voices Raised for Social Justice, explains how the Voices for Children and Court-Appointed Special Advocate Program, which trains volunteers to help children and maintain their best interests in court situations. Learn more at the Women’s Voices Raised website.
  • Childish Gambino will play The Pageant on Thursday evening with opening act Chance the Rapper. Tickets are available starting at $22, and there’s a $2 minor surcharge at the door. Doors open at 7 and the show starts at 8 p.m. Visit The Pageant’s website for additional details and to purchase a ticket.
  • The City of Clayton’s Board of Adjustment meeting has been cancelled for Thursday evening.
  • Acclaimed suspense author Ace Atkins will appear at the St. Louis Library Headquarters to discuss his work, including a new book called The Lost Ones. Visit the library’s website for details.

Friday, June 8

  • Bob Edgar, president of Common Cause, will speak at the Ethical Society of St. Louis in Ladue on Friday at 7 p.m. Co-sponsored by the Missouri Progressive Action Group (MOPAG) and the Ethical Society, Edgar will discuss the role of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) in Missouri’s legislative process. Learn more at the MOPAG website.
  • New Line Theatre’s version of the rock musical HIGH FIDELITY will be presented at on Friday. The show will run through June 23. For more information, visit the theatre’s website.
  • Flogging Molly and The Devil Makes Three are playing at The Pageant on Friday. Doors open at 7 and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are available starting at $29.50, and there’s a $2 minor surcharge at the door. For more details and to purchase tickets, visit The Pageant’s website.
  • Lindsey Hilsum, author of Sandstorm: Libya in the Time of Revolution, will appear for a discussion of her book at the St.  Louis County Library Headquarters on Friday at 7 p.m.

Saturday, June 9

  • The Ted McCready Duo will entertain guests at in Clayton on Saturday evening beginning at 8 p.m.
  • Looking for some weekend FUN? You won’t want to miss the show at The Pageant on Saturday night when the bands FUN and Now, Now play. FUN hopes to take its audience to a virtual amusement park.  Tickets are available starting at $17.50, and there’s a $2 minor surcharge at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8. For additional information and to purchase tickets, visit The Pageant’s website.
  • The is open on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Are you a runner? You might be interested in attending the Yoga for Runners class at lululemon athletica at on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The class starts with an outdoor run, followed by a yoga class at the store, taught by Elizabeth Calahan from Marbles Yoga Studio. Call 314-994-7662 for additional information.

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