a deeper meaning | The Gallery at The Kranzberg is hosting a community art project that honors each American child lost before their first birthday. Spearheaded by visual artist Mary Vaneecke, The Mourning Project includes 20,000 handmade baby booties, on display through Aug.10. On the final day of the exhibit, the Strides Steps of Remembrance Run/Walk to benefit Infant Loss Resources will be held at Frontier Park in St. Charles. For more information, visit themourningproject.com.

lights, camera, fashion!
St. Louis County Library (SLCL) and Saint Louis Fashion Fund are hosting a cocktail reception and screening of the documentary Diane von Furstenberg: Woman in Charge at 5:30 p.m. on July 23 at the Clark Family Branch. The event is part of SLCL’s opening celebration festivities, which kicked off June 1. Tickets for the event are available to purchase through Eventbrite.

Union Avenue Opera has launched its 30th anniversary season. You can check out Georges Bizet’s Carmen on July 12 and 13. The season also includes Verdi’s Aida: In Concert on July 26 and 28 and Aug. 3, and concludes with Into the Woods Aug. 16, 17, 23 and 24. Tickets are available online at unionavenueopera.org or by calling 314.361.2881.

summer fun
Third Degree Glass is hosting a free summer block party July 19 in the Delmar Maker District from 5 to 10 p.m. Activities include live music, food from Steve’s Hot Dogs and Beyond Sweet Kitchen & Bar, an outdoor Makers Market with local artists, live demonstrations and more.

flipping out
Children from the sister cities of St. Louis and Stuttgart, Germany, will be soaring together this summer! Students from the circus schools of Circus Harmony and Circus Circuli in Stuttgart will be performing at City Museum from July 26 to Aug. 9 as part of the Peace Through Pyramids program. For more information, visit circusharmony.org.

Saint Louis Zoo WildCare Park could mean big news for the StL. An economic impact report projects it will generate more than $660 million across the region within the next 10 years. It’s also projected to attract more 420,000 visitors annually and create 384 jobs. “We are creating a place where endangered and threatened animals can thrive,” says Dwight Scott, who is the Dana Brown President & CEO of the Saint Louis Zoo. “But this report makes it clear WildCare Park will help the regional economy thrive, too.”

the stl on film
St. Louis is ready for its close up! Last month, filming began in the region for Greg Goes to Rehab. Set in the 1980s, the comedy follows a 16-year-old metalhead who uses a stint in rehab as a cover to see the concert of a lifetime while dodging his parents, angry classmates and more.