Nightlife at the Missouri Botanical Garden (4344 Shaw Boulevard; 314-577-9400 or www.mobot.org) heats up with Chapungu Nights. These Thursday-evening parties, which honor the exhibit Chapungu: Nature, Man and Myth, feature lights on the more than twenty large, hand-carved stone (opal stone, cobalt and springstone) sculptures of animals, people and mythical creatures created by artists from Zimbabwe. The works range in height from 3 to 10 feet and weigh 600 to 6,000 pounds, and you dont have to admire them from afar -- youre welcome to touch the sculptures! Chapungu Nights happen from 5 to 9 p.m. every Thursday from May 3 through September 27, and in addition to your hands-on art experience, the evenings at the garden will be lively with music, artist demonstrations, outdoor dining at the Sassafras Café and a cash bar. Admission is $10.
Thursdays. Starts: May 3. Continues through Sept. 27, 2007