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Upcoming events

20
Mar
2018

03-20-2018 -8:00 pm
$75.00

TOUR 6:30 PM / DINNER 7:00 PM
$75; $50 members. Purchase tickets here or at the button below.

In celebration of Salvatore Scarpitta’s Italian roots, Executive Chef Ramon Cuffie of Parigi creates a four-course dinner inspired by the artist’s racing-themed work. Enjoy a museum tour prior to the  meal. Seating is limited; reserve your space early! Special thanks to L’Ecole Culinaire.

$75.00
20
Mar
2018

Newbery Medal and World Fantasy Award-winning author of “The Girl Who Drank the Moon,” Kelly Barnhill shares a stunning collection of acclaimed short fictions, teeming with uncanny characters whose stories unfold in worlds at once strikingly human and eerily original. By an author hailed as “a fantasist on the order of Neil Gaiman” (Minneapolis Star Tribune), the stories in “Dreadful Young Ladies” feature bold, reality-bending fantasy underscored by rich universal themes of love, death, jealousy, and hope.

20
Mar
2018

Left Bank Books welcomes acclaimed memoirist Brian Castner, who will sign and discuss his new book, "Disappointment River: Finding and Losing the Northwest Passage"!

This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of "Disappointment River" from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line.

In 1789, Alexander Mackenzie traveled 1200 miles on the immense river in Canada that now bears his name, in search of the fabled Northwest Passage that had eluded mariners for hundreds of years. In 2016, the acclaimed memoirist Brian Castner retraced Mackenzie’s route by canoe in a grueling journey—and discovered the Passage he could not find while battling exhaustion, exposure, mosquitoes, white water rapids and the threat of bears. "Disappointment River" is a dual historical narrative and travel memoir that at once transports readers back to the heroic age of North American exploration and places them in a still rugged but increasingly fragile Arctic wilderness in the process of profound alteration by the dual forces of globalization and climate change.

20
Mar
2018

03-20-2018 -11:30 pm
$5.00

Keep Flying - NJ Pop punk/ska https://www.facebook.com/keepflyingband/

Nominee - TX Pop Punk https://www.facebook.com/nomineemusic/

Something More - MD Pop punk https://www.facebook.com/somethingmoremd/

Pastures - MO Pop punk https://www.facebook.com/PasturesBand/

Goaltender - MO Pop punk https://www.facebook.com/goaltenderstl

Tickets are $5 with a minor surcharge
All ages show

$5.00
20
Mar
2018

03-20-2018 -9:00 pm

Pick the City UP Glow Show, The event features the Saint Louis Story Stitchers in an evening of urban storytelling, live hip hop, spoken word and story magic on public health issues and gun violence prevention. Pay tribute, join the fun, and make a difference! All ages show. Admission is free, $10 suggested donations.

20
Mar
2018

$10.00

Gangstagrass

Tue., March 20 | DOORS 8:00 PM | $7 ADV | $10 Day Of

The Bootleg | 21+

Gangstagrass

Bluegrass and Hip-Hop may sound like an odd combination, but don’t tell that to Producer Rench, who birthed the fusion in 2006, with Gangstagrass. “There are a lot more people out there with Jay-Z and Johnny Cash on their iPod playlists than you think.” says Rench, who had previously made a name for himself as an in-demand Brooklyn country and hip-hop producer and singer/songwriter. He should know – he’s toured the country with a band of bluegrass pickers and hip-hop emcees to the delight of standing room crowds everywhere.
making beats for local NYC rappers and hosting country music nights in popular NYC venues. In 2007, Rench had a musical itch that needed to be scratched – he was listening to the 1970s recordings of Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys and couldn’t help imagining what classic bluegrass would sound like with rap vocals and beats. The result was a genre-demolishing blitz called Rench Presents: Gangstagrass. He put it up for free download and people took notice. Hundreds of thousands of downloads followed creating an intense underground buzz.
When FX Network came to Rench looking for the Gangstagrass sound for the theme song to their new series Justified, he had bluegrass players lay down an original track with rapper T.O.N.E-z, the younger brother of early hip-hop legends Special K and T-LaRoc. The result was "Long Hard Times To Come," the song that opened every episode of six seasons of the hit series. "Long Hard Times To Come" was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2010, contending for best theme song after critical praise and massive fan response
The same live bluegrass band approach was used to make Lightning On The Strings, Thunder On The Mic, a full length album of with T.O.N.E-z, the emcee featured on the Justified theme song. Two years later the Gangstagrass sound was expanded with the release of Rappalachia, a 15 song album featuring a variety of rappers, including Kool Keith, Dead Prez, Nitty Scott MC, T.O.N.E-z, BROOKLYN35, R-SON, and Dolio The Sleuth. Country singers Brandi Hart from the Dixie Bee-Liners and Jen Larson added gritty harmonies alongside Rench’s choruses. Broken Hearts and Stolen Money was released in 2014. Featuring performances by legendary rap team Smif-N-Wessun, Juno award winning rapper Liquid (of BranVan 3000), Brandi Hart of the Dixie Bee-Liners and Alexa Dirks of Chic Gamine in addition to the now regular crew of emcees and pickers, the album received universal critical acclaim including the Boston Globe labeling the raucus single Two Yards “Essential.” A fourth official album titled American Music was released in April 2015. Featuring a collection of standout original cuts and traditional folk anthems the band once again broke new ground, while also paying tribute to their cast of American songwriting heroes, and debuted at #5 on the Billboard bluegrass charts.
Gangstagrass has toured internationally, blowing minds on main stages from SXSW to Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, with a live stage act taking full advantage of the improvisational aspects of both hip-hop and bluegrass. With two emcees R-Son and Dolio The Sleuth trading verses, Dan Whitener on Banjo, Landry McMeans on dobro, and Rench on guitar, and frequent 3 part harmonies, the Gangstagrass live show has garnered a reputation among fans for its dynamism and spontanaety. Currently touring across the US, Gangstagrass is using live performances to organically develop new material for an album that will further explode the boundaries between genres generally thought to be incompatible

$10.00
21
Mar
2018

03-21-2018 -8:00 pm

St. Charles Community College will display the artwork of some of the region’s finest visual artists currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree March 5-April 6 in the MFA Invitational. Students from Fontbonne University, Washington University in St. Louis, Southern Illinois University–Edwardsville and the University of Missouri–Columbia will display artwork in a variety of media and stylistic approaches including painting, sculpture, drawing, mixed media and ceramics.

Sam Bazdresch, Jenn Brown, Katie Donovan, Kyle Hendrix, Jessica Lynn Hunt, JinHee Kim, Laura Lebeda, Madeleine Lemieux, Andrew Mcilvaine, Christina McNealy, Joshua Osburg, Hugo Patao, Kodi Thompson, Dan Wine and Guigen Zha will be featured in the gallery of the Donald D. Shook Fine Arts Building.

An opening reception will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 21. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

The gallery hours are 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. The gallery is located in the Donald D. Shook Fine Arts Building. Parking for patrons is free in the campus Blue and Yellow lots.

21
Mar
2018

03-21-2018

Campfire is like… TED without the data The Moth but interactive A Church sermon without the religion

Our storytellers works with writers, speaking coaches, facilitation experts and multimedia specialists to create a presentation that brings their story to life.

21
Mar
2018

03-21-2018
$12.00

Doors 7pm, Show 8pm, $10 Advance, $12 Day of Show, All Ages

“WE is not about you and me or even ‘us,’ the band. It’s about finding our way in the world one day at a time trying to live out each moment until the sun goes down.” Parsonsfield has been through the wringer of ups and downs and decided for the first time since the band’s 2011 conception to take a two-month break from touring to focus solely on recording. The result is WE, a contemplative EP filled with real life struggle and excitement. The album takes us from the joys of childhood discovery to the depression and confusion of a quarter-life crisis, and ends with dancing your way toward the darkness at the end of days. “Everyone finds themselves searching for this theoretical ‘thing’ that is supposed to make them happy. Whether it’s a relationship or financial comfort, there’s a goal in our minds that once achieved, we’ll be able to start enjoying life,” says singer/songwriter and banjo player Chris Freeman. “Our circumstances, whether we’re rich or poor, are only half of what determines happiness. The rest is our thoughts, habits and connections with other people,” adds songwriter and mandolin player Antonio Alcorn. “WE is an inner journey to appreciate what you have, and to find happiness no matter what your lot in life.” In a concise five songs, WE captures the band’s maturing sound, winding its way through a full range of emotions. It has as much influence from 90’s rock and 70’s R&B as it does the folk-pop material that fans have come to expect from the western Massachusetts based outfit. The album opens with a forlorn mandolin that grows into the groovy “Light of the City,” a song about profound loneliness in the most crowded place on earth. “Go Find Yourself” captures the fading of childhood excitement as you tumble down a prescribed path toward the rest of your life, realizing it won’t bring you happiness. The song takes a cosmic step back and pleads, “when love comes to find you, don’t run and hide.” The danceable, invigorating “Kick Out The Windows,” written in reaction to Dylan Thomas’ poem “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night,” is a resonant anthem of defiance and redemption, showcasing Parsonsfield’s enduring vein of passion.

$12.00
21
Mar
2018

03-21-2018

Weekly poetry open mic at The Legendary Palomino Lounge.

21
Mar
2018

03-21-2018
$15.00
$15.00
21
Mar
2018

$7.00

Mo Lowda & the Humble w/ Quiet Hollers

Wednesday March 21st

DOORS 8PM // SHOW 9PM

Pay What You Want ~ $7 Suggested Donation

21+

www.molowda.com

Known for their progressive song writing and energetic live performances, Mo Lowda & the Humble's beginnings were in the beer-soaked basements of Philadelphia. Following the release of their first full-length, Curse the Weather, the band started to hit the road. 2015 was highlighted by shows throughout the country and plays at notable summer festivals such as Firefly. The band's 2016 sophomore release, 'Act Accordingly', is a short and sweet embodiment of the band's natural progression; refining their already formidable sound. Since, the band has seen a line up change, with the addition of bassist/multi instrumentalist Jeff Lucci; bringing an elevated dynamic to the band as they continue through 2017 with endless tour dates and the creation of LP2.

$7.00
21
Mar
2018

03-21-2018 -11:00 pm

WEDNESDAYS – Kasimu-tet (9pm – 11pm, part of the Wednesday Night Jazz Crawl in Grand Center)

KASIMU-TET | 9pm – 11pm

 

Part of the Kranzberg Arts Foundation’s Wednesday Night Jazz Crawl in Grand Center, along with KDHX Magnolia Café Jazz Happy Hour, Kranzberg Arts Center’s Jazz Jam, Jazz Sessions at Curtain Call Lounge. and Jazz Simulcasts at Nancy’s Lounge at Jazz at the Bistro.

The Kasimu-tet brings a unique blend of abstract and lush improvisation, infused with a fresh and intuitive ensemble interplay; their set encompasses standards and original music.:

Kasimu Taylor – Trumpet, Guest Artist – Piano, Ben Wheeler – Bass, Montez Coleman – Drums

22
Mar
2018

03-22-2018 -8:00 pm

St. Charles Community College will display the artwork of some of the region’s finest visual artists currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree March 5-April 6 in the MFA Invitational. Students from Fontbonne University, Washington University in St. Louis, Southern Illinois University–Edwardsville and the University of Missouri–Columbia will display artwork in a variety of media and stylistic approaches including painting, sculpture, drawing, mixed media and ceramics.

Sam Bazdresch, Jenn Brown, Katie Donovan, Kyle Hendrix, Jessica Lynn Hunt, JinHee Kim, Laura Lebeda, Madeleine Lemieux, Andrew Mcilvaine, Christina McNealy, Joshua Osburg, Hugo Patao, Kodi Thompson, Dan Wine and Guigen Zha will be featured in the gallery of the Donald D. Shook Fine Arts Building.

An opening reception will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 21. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

The gallery hours are 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. The gallery is located in the Donald D. Shook Fine Arts Building. Parking for patrons is free in the campus Blue and Yellow lots.

22
Mar
2018

03-22-2018 - 02-22-2018 7:30 pm

Enjoy a fireside poetry reading in the Park featuring local poets, including Laumeier Sculpture Park’s 2018 In-Residence: Poet Stefene Russell. Laumeier’s Conversation Series provides free, informal learning opportunities through discussion about art and nature with staff members, visiting artists and community leaders. Conversation Series coffee and cocktail events encourage participants to share ideas and ask questions in a relaxed atmosphere. Refreshments are always provided! Thursday, March 22, 6:00–7:30 p.m. at Laumeier Sculpture Park, 12580 Rott Road, Saint Louis, Missouri. Free, ages 21 and up. Call 314.615.5278 or visit www.laumeier.org for more information.

22
Mar
2018

03-22-2018 -9:30 pm
$5.00

Wes Hoffman will be performing solo songs from his upcoming debut EP with a live band. Pop punk band, Right Quick will also be playing along with art displayed by Tracy Hutton. Drink specials all night from Urban Chestnut Brewing Company. Tickets are $5.

$5.00
22
Mar
2018

03-22-2018 -11:00 pm
$60.00

The Sheldon and KDHX presents: St. Louis Folk and Roots Festival

Folk and Roots Festival Package: $60 includes Friday and Saturday night concerts at The Sheldon, Murder Ballad Ball Kickoff on Thursday, March 22 @ KDHX, Saturday instrument workshops, square dance and Late Night Saturday show at The Stage @ KDHX.  For more information and a full schedule of events, visit folkandrootsstl.com.

$60.00
22
Mar
2018

In a post-apocalyptic world, a brave general receives a prophecy that one day he will become king. Consumed with ambitious thoughts and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth seizes the throne and becomes a tyrannical ruler who is forced to commit terrible acts to protect himself from enmity and suspicion.

Tickets available at mbuboxoffice.com.
$10 General Admission
$8 Seniors (65+)/Students

$10.00
22
Mar
2018

03-22-2018
$20.00

New Line Theatre presents Anything Goes
March 1 – 24, 2018
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm
Thursdays: Adult = $20, Student/Senior = $15, Military/Educator = $10 (with ID)
Fridays & Saturdays: Adult = $25, Student/Senior = $20
It’s 1934 and you’re going on a wild transatlantic cruise full of sex, booze, God, and gangsters. New Line continues its 27th season with the rowdy, naughty, subversive masterpiece of musical comedy, Cole Porter’s Anything Goes, a stinging satire of Americans’ quirky habit of turning religion into show business and criminals into celebrities, along the way skewering Wall Street, Prohibition, Old Money Brits, and a few other ripe targets. Anything Goes is a masterful mashup of musical comedy, gangaster movie, screwball comedy, and social satire. Anything Goes fearlessly ripped open the American psyche and spilled it all out onto a Broadway stage. And the American pysche hasn’t changed that much since 1934. Despite its reputation as fluff, the show is a whip-smart satire of American “cafe society” (the 1% of 1934), with the steamship S.S. American standing in for Shakespeare’s woods, a place with no rules, where people find out who they really are and “correct” the mistakes they’ve made in the world of the City.
For more information, visit the New Line Theatre website.

$20.00
22
Mar
2018

$25.00

Inevitable Theatre Company
presents
“STIFF“
March 22 – April 1, 2018
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturday & Sundays
Varying Times
$25 Adult GA / $15 Student & Senior / $15 Industry
Award-winning Dallas actress Sherry Jo Ward chronicles her struggle with Stiff Person Syndrome, an incredibly rare disease which impairs her mobility and causes her unexplained pain.
Part stand-up comedy, part PowerPoint presentation, STIFF is a unique and engaging first person account of what it means to re-assess one’s own goals and ambition when confronted with a life-altering diagnosis.
STIFF was the unanimous standout at the Festival of Independent Theatres (FIT) in Dallas, TX. STIFF won recognition for Best Actress and Best New Play from the Dallas-Fort Worth Theatre Critics Forum.
Sherry performed the devastating role of Shirley Jones in Inevitable Theatre Company’s inaugural production, Jordan by Anna Reynolds and Moira Buffini, at the Out of the Loop Festival in Addison, TX, in 2007. This acclaimed production was later revived at Baylor University as a benefit for the Family Abuse Center in Waco, TX.
The company that started with Sherry and a chair is proud to see her return to the Inevitable stage … with another chair.

$25.00