now you see it | Your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you—the Museum of Illusions is coming to City Foundry, starting May 24. The attraction features more than 9,000 square feet of mind-bending exhibits that blend entertainment and education for visitors of all ages.

To celebrate the St. Louis region’s unique neighborhoods and small business community, the STLMade Neighborhood Crawl is returning June 1. Visit 10 participating neighborhoods and share your stops, using #stlmade. Each neighborhood will offer entertainment, music, food vendors, unique experiences and more. Stay tuned to for updates and information.

St. Louis County Library and St. Louis Public Library are teaming up this summer. STL Summer Adventure invites youth age 17 and under to go on an adventure with a variety of activities in STEM, art, the outdoors and, or course, reading. The program kicks off on June 1 and will run through August. For more information, visit

The U.S. Air Force Band of Mid-America will present a series of free concerts this month. It will perform May 21 at the Skip Viragh Center for the Arts at Chaminade before visiting the Purser Center at Logan University on May 22 and the Kirkwood Performing Arts Center on May 24. All concerts begin at 7 p.m.
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check it out!
St. Louis Actors’ Studio (STLAS) and esteemed film director, screenwriter and playwright Neil LaBute have published a new book: Unlikely Japan and Other Plays: Ten One-Acts from Ten Years of the LaBute New Theater Festival. Since 2014, STLAS has produced the annual festival, which celebrates new works by emerging professional and high school playwrights. The event also includes a new work from LaBute each year, which have been collected in the book. Available on Amazon or by direct order from STLAS.

Don’t miss The Garage at the Intersection! The new monthly sober music series benefits Hope Creates, a nonprofit using music and the arts to help people battle drug and alcohol addiction. The first concert will take place May 18 at 2 p.m. with singer-songwriter Alex Huck. Entry requires a donation of any amount, and funds will be divided equally between the artist and Hope Creates. Learn more at

feeding the community
A Red Circle’s Healthy Community Market is returning May 25. The monthly pay-what-you-can farmers market—open May through October—is held at the nonprofit’s Healthy Flavor Community Garden located at 351 Chambers Road. “Our market allows everyone access to fresh produce regardless of their ability to pay,” founder and executive director Erica Williams says. “This initiative encourages health and well-being for our entire community through improved fresh food access and resources.”