Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Best Bets: Kwanzaa, Babaloo and Winter Fireworks

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Best Bets: Kwanzaa, Babaloo and Winter Fireworks

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FRIDAY

Winter Getaway: 10:30 a.m. Friday-Sunday Missouri History Museum, Forest Park Free mohistory.orgThe Missouri History Museum hosts family-friendly performances and art activities through the weekend. Musician Babaloo performs Friday and Saturday; arrive early these performances fill up fast. And at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, the museum screens "Toy Story 3." Kids can drop in at the museum's "Make and Take" activity room from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. While visiting, see George Washington's dentures at "Discover the Real George Washington: New Views from Mount Vernon." BY DIANE TOROIAN KEAGGY

Kwanzaa: Festival of the First Fruits:Noon-4 p.m. FridayMissouri Botanical Garden,4344 Shaw Boulevard mobot.org The garden celebrates Kwanzaa with storytelling and musical performances as well as craft and jewelry displays. Also on view: Gardenland Express Holiday Flower and Train Show andVictorian Christmas display at Tower Grove House.BY DIANE TOROIAN KEAGGY

SATURDAY

Editor's pickKwanzaaCelebration:A Celebration of Culture and Tradition:7 p.m. Saturday Ethical Society of St. Louis, 9001 Clayton Road Free slam.orgThe Ethical Society showcases African arts during a night of African drumming, dance and spoken word. Seating is limited; doors open at 6 p.m. And on Sunday, visit the St. Louis Art Museum in Forest Park from 1 to 4 p.m. to participatein Kwanzaa-inspiredseek-and-find adventures and to make a zawadi (Swahili for "gift") to take home.

BY DIANE TOROIAN KEAGGY

Winter Fireworks Festival: 5 p.m. Saturday Downtown Kirkwood Free kirkwoodmo.orgTired of Christmas lights? Enjoy a different kind of display at Kirkwood's Winter Fireworks Festival. Musical act Project 324 will perform at 5 p.m. at Station Plaza, near South Kirkwood Road and East Madison Avenue, and Shaolin Lohan Pai Lion Dance Troupe will travel from Argonne Drive to the plaza at 6 p. …

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