Based on the internationally acclaimed novel, Bud, Not Buddy, this adventure follows 10-year-old Bud as he sets off on an epic journey to find his father who he believes is leading a traveling jazz band. Set in 1930s America, Bud's odyssey is filled with the joy of finding family and plenty of live jazz music.
Metro Theater Company partners with Jazz St. Louis to produce this Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King award-winning story. Bud, Not Buddy combines a group of actors with a 13-piece jazz band performing an original score by five-time Grammy-winning jazz artist Terence Blanchard to tell this inspiring story of a boy who finds his home and a passion for music.
Direct from its premier performance at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Bud, Not Buddy is perfect for the whole family. Performances are set on select days, February 4 - 25, Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Use promo code BUDSTLPARENT and save 20% on tickets.
Tickets are $14-$20. For tickets and more information, visit metroplays.org
February is National Responsible Pet Ownership Month, and Purina Farms is celebrating by giving the greater St. Louis area a unique opportunity to take advantage of low-cost pet care offers and to learn about the basics of caring for pets as part of the family. Reservations are not needed. All well-behaved dogs and their families are welcome. There will also be adoptable dogs on site.
Plan your child's summer activities at this very popular Summer Camp Expo featuring more than 95 local and regional summer camps offering day- and sleep-away camp experiences. Bring your kids and learn about a wide variety of summer learning and summer fun opportunities for kids of all ages. The Summer Expo is presented by Parkway-Rockwood Community Ed, and is open to all families from any school district across the St. Louis metro area.
Families are invited to the Saint Louis Art Museum every Sunday afternoon for free hands-on art activities with fun themes, special performances, engaging demonstrations and a lively, 30-minute family tour through the galleries.
Kids and teens ages 6-15 can practice and explore a variety of obstacles, fine tune their skills on a single obstacle, or practice running the customizable courses at Ultimate Ninjas Open Play. Registration is recommended.