May 17 - Jun 15

Shakespeare Festival St. Louis

Free alternating performances of "Henry IV" and "Henry V" take place outdoors in Shakespeare Glen in Forest Park just east of the Saint Louis Art Museum. www.sfstl.com.

Jun 06 - 08

International Horseradish Festival

The horseradish capital of the world, Collinsville, Illinois, celebrates its signature condiment with free entertainment, food booths, root toss, root sacking contest, craft fair, horseradish cooking contest, Little Miss Horseradish Festival Pageant and more. www.horseradishfestival.com. Woodland Park, Pine Lake Dr. and Olive St. in Collinsville, Illinois, 618.344.2884.

May 03

Cinco de Mayo on Cherokee Street

Cherokee St. pulls out all the stops for its Cinco de Mayo celebration (two days early, but who cares?), featuring live entertainment on two stages, People’s Joy Parade, roaming street performers, food, arts & crafts and much more. www.cincodemayostl.com. Cherokee St. at Iowa Ave., 314.256.1380.

Apr 19 - Oct 31

Circus Harmony Flying Trapeze Center

Let your inner Tarzan loose in a session at the Circus Harmony Flying Trapeze Center, equipped with state-of-the-art safety gear, trained instructors and more fun than you can shake a monkey at. Men, women and children can learn the secrets of the flying trapeze at the facility in St. Louis Union Station just outside Hard Rock Café. www.circusday.org/circus-harmony-flying-trapeze-center/, 1820 Market St., downtown, 314.436.7676.

Apr 26 - Aug 17

American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition

 On view at the Missouri History Museum, www.mohistory.org. Lindell Blvd. and DeBaliviere in Forest Park, 314.746.4599.

Jun 07 - 08

Lafayette Square Spring House and Garden Tour

Lafayette Square hosts the city’s premier house and garden tour, featuring self-guided tours of restored Victorian mansions and gardens, antique fair, art exhibit, free carriage rides, Sa evening concert, vintage baseball games, wine tasting and more. www.lafayettesquare.org. 314.588.9004.

May 29 - Jun 22

Circus Flora

St. Louis’ beloved one-ring, European-styled circus presents "The Pawn," a chess game come to life wrapped in a thrill-a-minute cavalcade of high-flying daredevils, animal acts and hilarious clowns. www.circusflora.org. Under the red-and-white big top in Grand Center adjacent to Powell Hall at Grand Blvd. and Samuel Shepard Dr., 314.534.1111.

May 17 - 18

Lewis & Clark Heritage Days

Authentic reenactment of Lewis and Clark’s encampment in 1804 in St. Charles (where Lewis caught up with the rest of the Corps of Discovery), prior to embarking on the exploration of the Louisiana Territory. Activities include parade with the Fife & Drum Corps, period church service, boat replicas, museum tours, encampments and 19th century crafts. www.historicstcharles.com. Frontier Park in historic St. Charles, west on I-70 to N. 5th St. exit, north to Booneslick Rd., right to Riverside Dr., 636.947.3199.

Apr 29 - May 11

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

The enduring musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice comes to the Fox Theatre. www.metrotix.com. 527 N. Grand Blvd., in Grand Center, 314.534.1111.

May 24 - Jun 28

Opera Theatre of St. Louis Spring Season

OTSL presents Mozart's "The Magic Flute," Donizetti’s "The Elixir of Love," Ricky Ian Gordon & Royce Vavrek’s world premiere "Twenty-Seven" and Poulenc’s "Dialogues of the Carmelites." www.opera-stl.org. 130 Edgar Rd., just south of Big Bend Blvd. in Webster Groves, 314.961.0644.

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