The Missouri Botanical Garden (4344 Shaw Boulevard; 314-777-5100 or www.mobot.org
) once again leaves the lights on with the new exhibition, Lantern Festival: Magic Reimagined
. This celebration of China's cultural heritage features 22 specially commissioned silk-and-steel sculptures made by craftspeople in Zigong, China. The garden's 2012 lantern festival was both a critical and popular favorite, offering attendees an opportunity to experience an event rarely staged outside of China. This year's installment is open 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday through Sunday (May 23 to July 31) and nightly from 6 to 10 p.m. August 1 through 23. Admission is $5 to $22.
Thursdays-Sundays, 6-10 p.m.; Thursdays-Sundays, 6-10 p.m.; Aug. 1-23, 6-10 p.m. Starts: May 23. Continues through July 31, 2015