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 for City Nights: May 29, July 4, 24, August 5, 19, September 5, 19, September 5, 19, September 5, 19, September 5 and 19, September 5, 19, September 5, 19, 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 woman. Visit citymuseum.org for more information. Rosalind Early
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World Naked Bike Rides is a must-see event for summer.
You don’t have to wear your clothes while riding around the Grove. The annual World Naked Bike Ride is scheduled for Saturday, July 30, at 11:59 a.m.
You can even wear your clothes! You can also dress casually, according to the event website. Safety is your responsibility. Many people do not respect the restrictions of St. Louis.
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
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The Muy presents two new shows this Summer: The Color Purple and Sweeney Todd.
Do you like cannibalism or sharp objects? Sweney Tow: The Demon Barber at Fleet Street introduces us to the bizarre life of a barber who seeks revenge on a wrongfully convicted person and takes him to America to be a judge.
The Color Purple marks the long-awaited return of the Muny.
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
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Looking for the perfect summer capstone event? Music at Intersection is the place for you.
To allow music, the Intersection will close blocks of the Grand Center Arts District. Saturday’s concert will feature Erykah Badu as the headline act. Murphy Lee, Hiatus Kaiyote, and Kyjuan of St. Lunatics are also included.
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. You can purchase a ticket with your favorite artist, Buddy Guy, Erykah Badu or The Urge, but you also get access to an incredible, dynamic urban music experience.
Tickets can be purchased for one-day or a weekend. VIP access to Sophie’s Artist Lounge is for the high-roller.
Hansen stated, “Every year we aim to make Intersection more accessible, varied and multi-dimensional.” The Kranzberg Arts Foundation is also a major sponsor. Intersection tickets range in price from $79 to $650. –Devin Thomas O’Shea