Metro East region events

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The Collinsville VFW, 1234 Vandalia St., will host a benefit concert to raise money to install audible fire alarm system in the Miner’s Theater. (Photo courtesy Collinsville VFW)

MAY 12  

Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular

Thursday, 8 p.m. – midnight

Wildey Theatre, 252 N. Main St., Edwardsville


Event features “Dark Side of the Moon” show and the best of Pink Floyd. For more information, call (618) 307-1750.


MAY 13

A Night to Remember

Friday, 7 p.m.

ESIC Baptist Church, 1000 Univ. Drive, Edwardsville


See the Edwardsville YMCA Ladies Chorus, ‘The 60’s Chicks’ performing The Supremes, the Beach Boys, and other popular groups of the 60s. For more information, call (618) 656-01436.


Collinsville HS Jazz Band at the Library

Friday, 6 p.m.

Blum House, 414 W. Main St., Collinsville


Bring lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the music. In the case of rain, the concert will be moved inside. For more information, call (618) 344-1112.


Rockin’ for the Miner’s 3

Friday, 7 – 11:30 p.m.

Collinsville VFW, 1234 Vandalia St.

$10 for adults; $5 for children

Third annual concert. Proceeds will be used to install audible fire alarm system in the Miner’s Theater. For more information, call (618) 344-2884.


MAY 13 – 14

Friends of Hayner Book Sale

Fri., 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Hayner Library, 327 State St., Alton


Modestly priced books and other media. For more information, call (618) 462-4396.


MAY 13-15

ALT Presents ‘Skin Deep’

Fri. & Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m.

Alton Little Theater, 2450 N. Henry St.

$17 adult; $10 student

The play is filled with clever one-liners, many of which reach deeper into the heart than at first may seem apparent, making this feel-good comedy a definite crowd pleaser. For more information, call (618) 462-3205.


Art on the Square

Fri. 5 – 10 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Belleville Public Square


Juried art show that has been ranked #1 Art Fair in the nation. Over 100 artists offer their works. For more information, visit


MAY 14

Meet the Author at the Library

Saturday, 2 p.m.

Collinsville Memorial Library, 408 W. Main St.


Del Henderson, author of ‘The Unicorn Hunter,’ will visit the library on Saturday. For more information, call (618) 344-1112.


Elsah Community Folk Dance

Saturday, 7 – 10 p.m.

Farley’s Music Hall, 37 Mill St., Elsah, IL

$6; family $15 maximum

Various styles of dancing including contra, square and English will be taught. For more information, call (618) 374-2067.


Fundraiser Craft Fair Benefits CHADS

Saturday, noon – 4 p.m.

American Legion Post 365, 1022 Vandalia St., Collinsville

Tickets are $1 or 6 for $5

Ticket raffle will benefit the Coalition for Mental Health. For more information, call (618) 741-9893.


Brick Street Classic Car Show


Historic Downtown Lebanon


Over 100 classic cars and trucks from Southern Illinois and Missouri will be on display. For more information, call (618) 537-8420.


Village Wide Yard Sales


Throughout the village of Albers, IL.


Mascoutah City Wide Yard Sale


City of Mascoutah, IL


Lists of address and maps available the day of the sale. For more information, call (618) 566-2964.


Boots and Saddle Club Horse Show

Saturday, 6 – 11 p.m.

Illinois Boots and Saddle Club, 3043 Harris Lane, Alton


Horse show featuring Western pleasure classes and speed events. For more information, visit


Spring Festival at Woodland Park

Saturday, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. (Rain date May 15)

Woodland Park, Pine Lake Road off Route 159, Collinsville


Many events for the whole family as well as a full complement of vendors. For more information, call (618) 346-7529.


Celebrate Cahokia

Saturday, 1 – 4 p.m.

Cahokia Park, 200 Cahokia Park Dr.

The event will feature fire truck with Smoke House for children, free hot dogs, popcorn, and other family-friendly attractions. For more information, visit


MAY 14- 15

Lewis & Clark: Point of Departure

Sat. and Sun. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Lewis & Clark State Historic Site, 1 Lews and Clark Trail, Hartford


Commemorate the departure of the Lewis and Clark expedition from Camp River Dubois. Includes craft exhibitors demonstrating early American skills. For more information, call (618) 251-5811.


Strawberry Festival at Eckert’s

Saturday and Sunday

Eckert’s Farm, 951 S. Green Mount Road, Belleville


Outdoor festival features food, live entertainment, free wagon rides and kids’ activities. For more information, call (618) 233-01513.


May Music and Market Festival

Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

100 S. Main, Waterloo, IL


Enjoy music at the bandstand and shop the many vendors. For more information, visit


Spring Garden Walk

Sat., 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Sainte Genevieve, MO

Garden Walk tickets $7

Event includes plant sale on both days; vendors, merchants, art exhibits, farmers’ market, and wagon rides on Saturday. For more information, call (573) 883-7097.


MAY 15 

Kids’ Day at Cahokia Mounds

Sunday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, 30 Ramey St., Collinsville


Hands-on activities, crafts, games, and dancing for kids of all ages. For more information, call (618) 346-5160.


Sunday Funnies Comedy Show

Sunday, 7:30 p.m.

Wildey Theater, 252 N. Main St., Edwardsville


Bob Zany has an extensive list of appearances and film credits proving his ability to make people laugh. For more information, call (618) 307-1750.


Strawberry Festival

Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

St. Jacob Township Park, 239 W. Main St.


Strawberry desserts served while entertainment provided by Paul Jarvis & Friends and the Red Haired Boys. For more information, call (618) 644-2142.


Tuesday $2 Movie – Casablanca

Tuesday, 7 p.m.

Wildey Theatre, 252 N. Main, Edwardsville


Classic movie starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. For more information, call (618) 307-1750.


MAY 17

What’s Up Downtown

Tuesday, 5:30 -7 p.m.

Jacoby Arts Center, 627 E. Broadway, Alton


Find out what progress has been made in the development of Alton’s historic downtown district. For more information, call (618) 463-1016.


LEGO Club Meets in Wood River

Tuesday, 3:30 p.m.

Wood River Public Library, 326 E. Ferguson Ave.


Kids in 2nd grade and older can use the library’s LEGOs to creat whatever they want. For more information, call (618) 254-4832.


Kids’ Craft Day at the Library

Wednesday, 3:30 p.m.

Collinsville Memorial Library Center, 408 W. Main St.


Kids can drop in on early dismissal days to make a seasonally themed craft to take home. The theme for May is “Candle Holders.” For more information, call (618) 344-1112.



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