August 2017

WHAT: Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715-2015

photo courtesy of Saint Louis Art Museum

WHERE: Saint Louis Art Museum

WHEN: Through Sept. 17

Browse through more than 150 looks that trace the history of men’s fashion at the Saint Louis Art Museum with “Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715-2015.” The exhibit traces cultural influences over the centuries and how they’ve dictated fashionable dress that is not exclusive to women.

$15 adults, $13 seniors and students, $6 children 6 to 12, free for members; slam.org


WHAT: Newsies

WHERE: The Muny

The Muny

WHEN: 8:15 p.m., Aug. 7 to 13

The Muny’s final show of the 2017 season, “Newsies” tells the story of Jack Kelly and his ragtag group of orphans who took on Joe Pulitzer in the Newsboy Strike of 1899 that almost crippled New York City. The musical, which is making its Muny premiere, is based on the 1992 cult film of the same name.

$15 to $95; (314) 534-111; muny.org


WHAT: St. Lou Fringe Festival

WHERE: Multiple venues in and around Grand Center

WHEN: Various times, Aug. 17 to Aug. 26

Looking for a cutting-edge cultural experience? Now in its sixth year, the multi-day festival celebrates some of the most imaginative local artists by presenting their uncensored and unjuried work to a diverse audience. This year’s headliners include ERA, A Song for Vanya and Ashleyliane Dance Company, with shows at the Grandel Theatre. Kranzberg Caberet Studio and Strauss Park are among several other venues participating.

Admission prices vary per venue; stlouisfringe.com


WHAT: St. Louis World’s Fare

WHERE: World’s Fair Pavilion in Forest Park

WHEN: Aug. 18 to 20

A weekend-long heritage festival celebrates the St. Louis community through music, art, history and culinary fare. There is no admission charge to enjoy live performances, family-friendly games, informational displays and other activities. Food and drink from local food trucks and restaurants will be available for purchase.

Free admission; stlworldsfare.com


WHAT: Festival of the Little Hills

WHERE: Frontier Park and Main Street in St. Charles

WHEN: Aug. 18 to 20

See more than 300 arts and crafts artisans at St. Charles’ largest festival of the year. Artist demonstrations, live music, a Kids’ Corner, and food and beverage booths are among the diversions offered. Free shuttles are available from several points throughout the city of St. Charles.

Free admission; festivalofthelittlehills.com


WHAT: Engelbert Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel

WHERE: Union Avenue Opera

WHEN: 8 p.m., Aug. 18, 19, 25 and 26

Described as a “deliciously fun” retelling of the beloved Grimm brothers’ fairy tale, this version features music composed by international music star Engelbert Humperdinck. Young audiences will love the enchanting plot and catchy melodies, while the grown-ups will appreciate the elaborate score and the imaginative remake.

$30 to $55; unionavenueopera.org