Weekend Outlook

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The SGF Chalk Arts Festival is Friday (6/1) from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the IdeaXFactory, 351 N. Boonville in downtown Springfield.  Watch artists create masterpieces in chalk, try your hand at chalk drawing and enjoy live music.  Proceeds will benefit Foster Adopt Connect. 

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Friends of the Garden presents Family Fridays in the Garden starting Friday (5/25) at Nathanael Greene-Close Memorial Park, 2400 S. Scenic in Springfield.  Meet on the Rooftop Garden at the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center tonight at 7:30. 

Phantom of the Opera, part of the Broadway Series, is at the Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts through June 3. 

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The Tri-State Gem and Mineral Society’s Spring Rock Swap will be held Friday and Saturday (5/18-5/19 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday (5/20) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Joplin History and Mineral Museum in Joplin, MO. 

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Today (5/11) is National Public Gardens Day, and Friends of the Garden invite you to celebrate with them by visiting the Roston Native Butterfly House on its opening day today from noon to 6.  The butterfly house is located at Nathanael Greene-Close Memorial Park.  Melinda Mullins will present a free concert tonight at 6:30 at the Peace Through People Pavilion (take your own blankets and lawn chairs).  And the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden will be open tonight and tomorrow night from 7:30 to 9:30.  There is a fee for that event.  Click

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A plant sale, hosted by the Darr College of Agriculture at Missouri State University, continues Friday (5/4) until 5 p.m. in the Karls Hall Greenhouse on the main campus. 

First Friday Art Walk is Friday night (5/4) from 6 to 10 at various venues in downtown Springfield.