Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Glass in the Gardens

The Missouri Botanical Garden (also called "Shaw's Garden") is always worth a visit with 2 rose gardens, a Japanese and a Chinese garden, demonstation gardens and more, but this summer they are having a special exhibit of glass by artist Dale Chihuhly. You can see that part of the exhibit which is on the grounds with the regular garden admission, but to see the works in the climatron and desert house, you will need a timed ticket, so plan ahead.

Glass in the Garden brings the work of renowned artist Dale Chihuly to St. Louis in a custom-designed exhibition dramatically installed within the natural landscapes of the Missouri Botanical Garden. Please note: Climatron and Temperate House available during the exhibition by ticket only.
Record-breaking crowds are expected for Glass in the Garden, so follow these handy tips when planning your visit to best enjoy the exhibition.
Speed through admissions by purchasing tickets online. Garden members get a discount. Join today!
To avoid the crowds, visit in the morning and choose a Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday.
Dress for the weather. Tickets are good rain or shine and will not be refunded or exchanged.
Allow a minimum of one hour prior to your ticket time to park, be admitted, and approach the exhibit.
Free parking is available on site and 1½ blocks west of the Garden in lots at the corner of Shaw and Vandeventer.
Chihuly nights
Every Thursday from 6 to 10 p.m. “Glass in the Garden” glows every Thursday evening during Chihuly Nights, beginning May 4. Enjoy the serenity and beauty of the Garden from 6 to 10 p.m. Live glass-blowing demonstrations, music, cash bar, hors d’oeuvres, and desserts for purchase. Admission is $15 (Garden members $10) and includes Garden admission. No reservations required. Purchase tickets online or at the Garden. For information about Chihuly Nights, (314) 577-5101 or email.

Watch local artists from Third Degree Glass Factory create objects out of molten glass during Chihuly Nights on Thursday evenings and on Saturdays 10 a.m. to noon. Demonstrations will be held at our hotshop near the Linnean House. Included with admission.

Monday, May 22, 2006

City Flag

Back in 2004, in a recent American City Flag Survey, St. Louis' flag ranked 5th out of 150. "NAVA, the 450-member North American Vexillological Association, conducted a poll on its website, asking members and the public their opinions of 150 flag designs: the 100 largest cities in the U.S., all state capitals, and at least two cities per state."


If you like any of the flags, you can buy them from NAVA or Amazon.

Calling All Punk Rockers!

I bet you did not know that St. Louis has a thriving punk scene. Check it out at http://www.lofistl.com/. Lo-Fi Saint Louis gives a weekly digest of live clips and music.