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(KPLR) - Emily Kohler, from the Riverfront Times tells us about all the happenings around town. It's going to be hot in more ways than one.

June 22 - June 25: St. Lou Fringe Festival
Grand Center & Locust Business District
Friday, June 22, 2012, 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday, June 23, 2012, 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Sunday, June 24, 2012, 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Monday, June 25, 2012, 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM

St Louisans are in for a new treat this summer with the first ever St Lou Fringe Festival. This acclaimed performing arts festival features independently produced work from a variety of entertainers, including theater, dance, music, circus, burlesque, slam poetry, comedy, improv, performance art and more. Four indoor venues within a walkable area showcase 30 different companies from St Louis and around the country. Over 100 indoor performances and countless street performers, as well as arts-themed workshops and parties, blossom Midtown St Louis into a true pressure-cooker of artistic expression. Formore info, including a complete schedule and ticketing information, www.stlfringe.com, buzz@stlfringe.com or 314-643-STLF.

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June 23 & 24th - Pride Fest in Tower Grove Park

All Day, Jun 23 & Jun 24, 2012

PrideFest is an annual celebration of gay, lesbian, and transgender culture. The festival includes a parade with floats and contingents, twenty hours of live entertainment ranging from pop, disco, jazz, rock, country and rap. The parade begins at Noon on Sunday, June24 at Utahand Grand, north on Grand to the eastern end of TowerGrovePark. http://www.pridestl.org , (314) 772-8888

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June 23 - Fiesta in Florissant

All Day, Jun 23, 2012
Knights of Columbus Park
Graham Rd. and Washington Rd.
Florissant, MO 63033

The two-day celebration will feature non-stop entertainment with live Latino Bands and Folkloric dancers from various countries including Venezuela and Mexico. Saturday, June 23 will feature the Vasquez Family Mariachi Group, Menache Latin Rock Band and St. Louis' own Son Montuno Salsa Band. Sunday, June 24 will feature Desesperados del Norte Mexican Band and Grupo Picante from Kansas City. There will also be a wide variety of foods and beverages from Latin & South America available for purchase such as tamales, tacos and empanadas. Other attractions include folk arts and crafts, Los Niños Kids Corner with piñatas and Dora the Explorer, Exotic Petting Zoo with pony rides, Inflatable Rides and information booths from several cultural organizations to acquaint the public with their programs and services. Expect giveaways, and more!

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June 22- June 24: Cirque Du Soleil's Quidam

Chaifetz Arena
Young Zoe is bored. Her parents, both distant and apathetic, ignore her. Her life has lost all meaning. Seeking to fill the void of her existence, she slides into an imaginary world, the world of Quidam, where she meets characters who encourage her to free her soul.

Cost: $35-$95 adult; $28-$76 child; $31.50-$85.50 senior, student, military
Phone: (314) 534-1111
Event website: www.cirquedusoleil.com

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