Our staff picks the best things to do this week — with a look ahead.
Glen Carbon Homecoming
When 5-11 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday • Where Old Town Glen Carbon • How much Free; fees for rides • More info glen-carbon.il.us/872/Homecoming
Kick off Father’s Day weekend with carnival rides, live music and the homecoming parade, which steps off at 5 p.m. Saturday on Main Street. The Feudin’ Hillbillys perform at 7 p.m. Friday; on Saturday, Silver Creek Bluegrass Band plays at 8:30 a.m., Smash Band plays at 7:30 p.m., and fireworks cap off the night at 10 p.m. By Valerie Schremp Hahn
'Hal Poth: Off the Wall'
When On view through June 22; discussion is 5-7 p.m. Friday • Where Regional Arts Commission, 6128 Delmar Boulevard • How much Free • More info 314-863-5811
The Regional Art Commission hosts “Hal Poth: Off the Wall,” an exhibition of work by the St. Louisan who worked as a commercial artist and art director. Poth died in 2017. The exhibit is accompanied by a panel discussion of ways artists can preserve their work and legacies. By Hanna Holthaus
'Hart of the City'
When 7 p.m. Friday • Where The Daiquiri Bar at the Laugh Lounge, 11208 West Florissant Avenue, Florissant • How much $15 • More info thelaughlounge.com
Kevin Hart may be the biggest comedian in the universe right now, but he still keeps an ear to the street. In Comedy Central's “Hart of the City,” he travels the country to discover budding comedy stars. The episode filmed a year ago in St. Louis airs Saturday, with a viewing party at the Laugh Lounge. Featured on the broadcast are Princeton Dew, Tahir Moore, Vincent Bryant and host Maurice G. By Kevin C. Johnson
'Ansel Adams, A Son's Perspective'
Ansel Adams, A Son's Perspective: A Lunch with Michael Adams June 14th, 12-1:30pm @IPHF Ansel Adams is an Inductee to IPHF. Come and enjoy a presentation by his son on his father's work and see some of Ansel's work from the IPHF Collections. More at https://t.co/JXJ8jHLxz5
When Noon-1:30 p.m. Friday • Where International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum, 3415 Olive Street • How much $20 for IPHF members, $25 for visitors (lunch and parking included) • More info iphf.org
Michael Adams honors the life and groundbreaking photography of his father with a special presentation, "Ansel Adams, A Son's Perspective." Ansel Adams was an International Photography Hall of Fame inductee, and pieces of his work will be displayed at the special lunch lecture. Michael Adams, who is a doctor and has served as an Air Force fighter pilot, is chairman of the board for the Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite Valley, Calif. By Hanna Holthaus
'Leafing Through History: Plants That Make Paper'
When Friday through Oct. 27 • Where Sachs Museum at Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Boulevard • How much Included with garden admission; free for members • More info mobot.org/museum
A new exhibition at the Missouri Botanical Garden will teach visitors about 40 different plants that are used to make paper around the world. Artist Megan Singleton crafted paper for an art book made from plants at the garden, and Michael Powell created abstract paper pulp paintings of some of the gardens. Also on view is a display of origami pieces by internationally known artists. By Valerie Schremp Hahn
When 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. June 21, 2 p.m. June 22 • Where J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts, Lindenwood University, 2300 West Clay Street, St. Charles • How much $20 • More info actincstl.com
ACT INC stages "Leaving Iowa," a comedy by Tim Clue and Spike Manton about a family road trip. The play is presented in repertory with "Travels With My Aunt," which can be seen at 7:30 p.m. June 22 and at 2 p.m. June 23. By Calvin Wilson
The O’Jays, Stephanie Mills
When 8 p.m. Saturday • Where Fox Theatre, 527 North Grand Boulevard • How much $49.50-$129.50 • More info 314-534-1111; metrotix.com
Jazz St. Louis recently was home to a Philadelphia soul tribute event during which the O’Jays were spotlighted. Now the real thing returns with a show at the Fox Theatre. The band is sure to deliver hits such as “Backstabbers," “Love Train,” “For the Love of Money,” “I Love Music” and “Used Ta Be My Girl.” By Kevin C. Johnson
'Fire Shut Up in My Bones'
When 8 p.m. Saturday, June 19, June 21, June 23; 1 p.m. June 29 • Where Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts, 130 Edgar Road, Webster Groves • How much $25-$139 • More info 314-961-0644; opera-stl.org
After composer Terence Blanchard's spectacular operatic debut with "Champion" in 2013 at Opera Theatre of St. Louis, expectations are high for his second opera, "Fire Shut Up in My Bones," with a libretto by Kasi Lemmons. Based on New York Times columnist Charles Blow's memoir of the same name, it tells a personal story of growing up black in small-town Louisiana. James Robinson directs a cast that includes bass-baritone Davóne Tines and sopranos Julia Bullock and Karen Slack; William Long conducts. By Sarah Bryan Miller
When 6 p.m. Saturday • Where Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, 14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights • How much $25-$149 • More info livenation.com
Gather the kids, and get ready for some earworms: The Kidz Bop world tour brings its family-friendly mixes of popular tunes to St. Louis. The show will feature new set designs and choreography. Kidz Bop, which has sold more than 20 million albums, has debuted 24 times in the Top 10 of the Billboard 200. By Hanna Holthaus
Pride St. Charles Festival
When Parade is 9:30 a.m. Saturday; festival is noon-9 p.m. Saturday • Where Parade on North Main Street, St. Charles; at Family Arena, 2002 Arena Parkway, St. Charles • How much Free • More info 636-344-0134; pridestcharles.org
Before the fifth annual Pride St. Charles Festival gets started, the group will host its inaugural Pride Parade on North Main Street. The parade's theme, "Reflections: Looking Back, Marching Forward,” celebrates the LGBTQ community's history and progress. The Pride St. Charles Festival has been moved to the Family Arena parking lot due to flooding at Frontier Park. By Hanna Holthaus
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra: 'Women Rock'
When 7:30 p.m. Saturday • Where Powell Symphony Hall, 718 North Grand Boulevard • How much $35-$65 • More info 314-534-1700; slso.org
Male rockers and pop vocalists get most of the glory, but women have played a huge part in that music. The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra will spotlight some of the greatest of them as conductor Norman Huynh leads vocalists Cassidy Catanzaro, Katrina Rose and Shayna Steele, accompanied by members of the SLSO, in music from stars including Carole King, Holly Knight, Tina Turner, Janis Joplin, Aretha Franklin, Pat Benatar, Minnie Riperton and Heart. By Sarah Bryan Miller
Delmar Loop Week
When Saturday through June 22 • Where Delmar Loop, Delmar Boulevard in University City and St. Louis • How much Free • More info visittheloop.com
The business owners of the Delmar Loop have put together a week of celebrations to kick off summer, ranging from a Sweet Loop Tour on Sunday to Taco Tuesday on, well, Tuesday to Pride Day on Thursday. Look for deals in shops and special activities inside and out. By Valerie Schremp Hahn
'Honor Awards 2019'
Gallery view: "Honor Awards 2019" at Art Saint Louis June 15-July 18, 2019. Free reception Saturday, June 15, 5-7 p.m. "Honor Awards 2019" features 49 works by ten artists: Favian Anello, Ainura...
When Reception is 5-7 p.m. Saturday; on view through July 18 • Where Art St. Louis Gallery, 1223 Pine Street • How much Free • More info artstlouis.org
Starving for art? Art St. Louis presents "Honor Awards 2019," a collection of 49 photos, paintings, sculptures and more from 10 St. Louis-area artists. Exhibit curator Jessica Mannisi chose the final pieces after examining 150 works from 23 artists featured last year in juried exhibits. By Hanna Holthaus
Missouri Chamber Music Festival
Read the Missouri Chamber Music Festival playbill online before the concerts! https://issuu.com/jenniferlin/docs/mocmplaybill2019_final
When and where 7 p.m. Monday at First Congregational Church of Webster Groves, 10 West Lockwood Avenue, Webster Groves; 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, 560 Music Center, 560 Trinity Avenue, University City; 5 p.m. Thursday, First Congregational Church of Webster Groves; 7 p.m. June 22, 560 Music Center • How much $15-$30, $72 for festival pass, free for children under 12 • More info 314-882-0053; mochambermusic.org
This is the Missouri Chamber Music Festival's ninth season. Founded by the husband-wife team of St. Louis Symphony Orchestra principal clarinet Scott Andrews and pianist Nina Ferrigno, it will feature outstanding musicians from St. Louis and across the country in four varied concerts. This year's theme involves musical expressions of homeland and place, from Janácek to Debussy. For Monday evening, the program (approximately 90 minutes, with one intermission) includes Borodin's String Trio in G minor for 2 violins and cello, Ligeti's Six Bagatelles for Woodwind Quintet, Janáček's "Mládí (Youth)" for Woodwind Sextet, and Smetana's String Quartet No. 1 in E minor, “From My Life.” Each program is varied and thoughtfully compiled; each is well worth hearing. By Sarah Bryan Miller
'Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience'
When 7:30 p.m. Tuesday • Where Stifel Theatre, 1400 Market Street • How much $39.75-$89.75 • More info ticketmaster.com
Theresa Caputo, star of TLC's "Long Island Medium," will speak about her interactions with the spirit world and help audience members heal from loss. To her, our loved ones are never truly gone. By Hanna Holthaus
Carrie Underwood, Runaway June, Maddie & Tae
When 7 p.m. Tuesday • Where Enterprise Center, 1401 Clark Avenue • How much $43-$93 • More info ticketmaster.com
Country music queen Carrie Underwood, recipient of a fresh CMT Music Award for video of the year (“Cry Pretty”), returns with her “Cry Pretty Tour 360.” “I’ve always been good at writing stories about other people and not so great writing about myself," she told tasteofcountry.com, discussing her "Cry Pretty" album. "I felt like through all the ups and downs ... I had to. That’s what was on my mind and on my heart. I felt like this past little while has been really good at making me deal with my own emotions.” By Kevin C. Johnson
When 8:15 p.m. Wednesday through June 25 • Where The Muny, 1 Theatre Drive, Forest Park • How much $15-$105, plus the free seats • More info muny.org
The Muny presents the musical based on the hit 2005 film about a financially challenged shoe manufacturer who teams up with a cabaret performer. With songs by Cyndi Lauper and a cast including Graham Scott Fleming, J. Harrison Ghee and Taylor Louderman. By Calvin Wilson
New Found Glory, Real Friends, the Early November, Doll Skin
When 7 p.m. Wednesday • Where Delmar Hall, 6133 Delmar Boulevard • How much Sold out • More info ticketmaster.com
Rock band New Found Glory has found a bit of a side niche in recording its takes on movie songs. The latest: “From the Screen to Your Stereo 3.” The songs on the new release are “This Is Me,” “Let It Go,” “The Power of Love,” “Accidentally in Love,” “Cups,” “A Thousand Years” and “Eye of the Tiger.” The band brings music from that project to Delmar Hall. By Kevin C. Johnson
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When 7:30 p.m. Thursday-June 21, 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. June 22, 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. June 23 • Where St. Louis Galleria parking lot, 1155 Galleria Parkway, Richmond Heights • How much $10-$50 • More info 1-941-704-8572; paranormalcirque.com
A circus for mature audiences only? Paranormal Cirque, here for four days under a black-and-red tent, promises to take spectators “into a world of dreams ... or perhaps more accurately a world of nightmares and fantasies.” The show includes adult language and material, and audience members under 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. By Valerie Schremp Hahn
'Hedwig and the Angry Inch'
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When 8 p.m. Thursday, June 21-22 and June 27-29; 10:30 p.m. June 22 and 29 • Where The Monocle, 4510 Manchester Avenue • How much $20-$75 • More info eventbrite.com
The Q Collective presents the musical about a glam-rock singer, with a book by John Cameron Mitchell and music and lyrics by Stephen Trask. Mitchell starred in both the 1998 off-Broadway production, the 2001 film version and in a 2014 Broadway revival. By Calvin Wilson
When 7 p.m. Thursday • Where Atomic Cowboy Pavilion, 4140 Manchester Avenue • How much $25 • More info ticketweb.com
There’s no name that carries more weight in reggae circles than Bob Marley, and along with that his group, the Wailers. Though Marley is long gone, some of his surviving bandmates are keeping his legacy alive, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the “Survival” album. The band today features bassist and founder Aston “Familyman” Barrett, Donald Kinsey (guitar), Josh Barrett (lead singer), Aston Barrett Jr. (drums), Owen "Dreadie" Reid (rhythm guitar) and more. By Kevin C. Johnson
"Summer at the Symphony," June 22-23 at Powell Hall: The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra performs memorable scores by Bernard Herrmann ("Psycho") and Max Steiner ("Casablanca") while the movies play overhead on the big screen
Tower Grove Pride, June 29 in Tower Grove Park: Music, drag performances, vendors, food and more will fill the park for this neighborhood-based LGBTQ Pride celebration
Citygarden 10th Anniversary, July 1 at Citygarden: Downtown's sculpture park celebrates a decade and the installation of three new pieces with an afternoon of live music and family fun
Fair St. Louis, July 4-6 at Gateway Arch National Park: The annual July Fourth celebration, which kicks off with America's Birthday Parade, features shows by Brett Young, Keith Sweat, the Flaming Lips and other acts