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Upcoming events

17
Mar
2018

03-17-2018
$25.00

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.

$25.00
17
Mar
2018

$35.00

Insight Theatre Company
presents
“The Last Romance”
March 2-18, 2018
Thursday, Friday, Saturday 8pm
Sunday 2pm
$35 General Admission
$30 Senior 65+
$15 Student

$35.00
17
Mar
2018

03-17-2018 -10:00 pm

Do you claim to hate classical music? Attending our concert will change your mind! Spend your St. Patricks Day evening discovering the beauty and wonder of classical music. Gary Reynolds and Jeff Girard will direct our 100-member ensemble to popular pieces such as Ride of the Valkyries, Clair de Lune, Bolero, Carmina Burana, and more. This FREE concert also celebrates BandTogether's 21st anniversary. Applause and donations are most appreciated!

17
Mar
2018

03-17-2018
$10.00

The four classically trained siblings from St. Louis are taking their masterful skills to a wide variety of genres including Folk, Rock, Jazz and everything in between creating an experience in music scarcely heard. With influences such as Switchfoot, John Mayer, Michael Bublé and more, there's something for everyone in their diverse repertoire. Their studies in Nashville with the Annie Moses Band have brought a energy and artfulness to their live performances that can only be found in the most passionate artists. It's an exhilarating time of entertainment that no one will want to miss!

$10.00
17
Mar
2018

03-17-2018 -11:00 pm

Illuminating two fascinating moments in America’s cultural and political history the play sets off from a farm in Indiana in 1937, as a young girl named Ruby struggles to turn her dream of the first all-electrical television system into a reality. Move to 1957, to a McCarthy-era New York TV studio as Lulu, Ruby's daughter, attempts to get her mother's story told through the medium of television. Groff's script is filled with humor and irony as the story charts the course of the phenomenon of television: from early idealism and sparks of genius, to promises fulfilled and compromises brokered, and beyond.

18
Mar
2018

03-18-2018

"Join a rotating cast of some of St. Louis’ finest musicians for “The Dark Room Brunch Sessions”. Two sets of tunes from 11am-1:30pm is paired with our brand new brunch menu, served 10am-3pm. More info: http://www.thedarkroomstl.com/

 

18
Mar
2018

Quilt Show sponsored by Bits 'n' Pieces Quilt Guild
Sat. March 17: 10 am - 5 pm
Sun. March 18: 11 am - 4 pm
350+ quilts on display, special exhibits, vendors, antique bed turning, demonstrations, and quilt raffle.  Quilts cover a broad range of styles, including traditional, art, and modern.  The show includes a special exhibit by internationally acclaimed quilt artist Suzanne Marshall.  Another exhibit titled Landscapes of Grief (Art Quilts by Karen Tye) will also be featured.  A charity ticket raffle will be held to benefit Missouri Veterans Endeavor.  Concessions will be available.  Cost is $7, good for both days.  For more information see our website at bitsnpiecesguild.com, or email bitsnpiecesguild@gmail.com.

$7.00
18
Mar
2018

03-18-2018 -5:00 pm

Illuminating two fascinating moments in America’s cultural and political history the play sets off from a farm in Indiana in 1937, as a young girl named Ruby struggles to turn her dream of the first all-electrical television system into a reality. Move to 1957, to a McCarthy-era New York TV studio as Lulu, Ruby's daughter, attempts to get her mother's story told through the medium of television. Groff's script is filled with humor and irony as the story charts the course of the phenomenon of television: from early idealism and sparks of genius, to promises fulfilled and compromises brokered, and beyond.

18
Mar
2018

Free Admission

This concert will feature the premiere performance of Robert Langenfeld’s Concerto for Wind Ensemble.  Our featured soloist for this concert is principal clarinetist Bob Baumann performing Artie Shaw’s “Concerto for Clarinet”.  Stay afterward for a post-concert reception hosted by the St. Louis Alumni chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon!

At the Skip Viragh Center for the Arts at Chaminade College Preparatory School, St. Louis, MO.

Program Details
Morning Star – David Maslanka
Concerto for Clarinet – Artie Shaw, arr. Daniel Heuschen, Robert Baumann, Clarinet Soloist
Armenian Dances, Part 1 – Alfred Reed
Concerto for Wind Ensemble – Robert Langenfeld
*Premiere Performance

18
Mar
2018

03-18-2018 -9:00 pm
$5.00

Well, here's your chance. AmeriCorps St. Louis and Pieces Board Game Bar & Café are hosting a (Fun)raiser Game Night this March 8th, 2018 from 5PM-9PM. Choose from an extensive library of board games and a great menu of food and drinks. Pieces generously extends Happy Hour prices to guests of our events so everyone can enjoy craft beer while they play!
Bring yourself, $5 for the game library use fee, and some money for whatever food and drinks you'll want when you're stuck in jail in Monopoly. Bring a few extra dollars, too, for our to-be-announced one item raffle contest.

$5.00
18
Mar
2018

$12.00

Night Tree w/ Hillary Fitz

Sunday March 18th

Doors 7 // Show 8pm // $12 // All Ages

In September of 2016, six diverse musicians came together unexpectedly within the walls of Boston’s NewEnglandConservatorytoformNewAcousticband,NightTree. Thesextetofconservatory-trained musicians attracts dramatic attention not only for its abnormal instrumentation of two fiddles, cello, accordion, saxophone, percussion, voice, and the occasional viola and mandolin, but for their collective representation and incorporation of traditions from Irish, Classical, Swedish, Jazz, Klezmer, and Afro- Cuban music.

Within their arrangements, each artist’s personality is given a spot to emerge with fiery improvisation, individual compositions, and a pristine ear. The band thrives on playing in complete darkness as to allow themselves the opportunity to solely listen with the absence of any possible visual distractions. They react to each other at any given moment, in a matter of seconds. They have learned to get inside each other’s musical minds, creating one explosive and unpredictable wave of sound that is Night Tree.

The group, all students at NEC, were named the Conservatory’s Wildcard Honors Ensemble for 2016- 2017. Awards for this title included a sponsorship from NEC, a headlining performance at the historic Jordan Hall, and a year of working with Winifred Horan, fiddler and co-founder of Irish super-band, SOLAS. Night Tree will be releasing their debut album on September 1st of this year, produced by

Séamus Egan, another founding member of SOLAS. The band began touring in Vermont at the beginning of 2017, followed by a spring tour to Washington, D.C. Night Tree recently concluded a summer tour where they performed New York City, New York State, Philadelphia, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Maine.

Night Tree will be releasing their debut album on September 1st, followed by a release tour that goes from Vermont down to Asheville, concluding at the Burren Backroom Series in Boston for their official release show on October 11. Their 10-track debut album features original compositions ranging from somber and plaintive melodies to raucous and energized tumult.

Sunniva Brynnel, composer as well as singer and accordionist in Night Tree, brings her pastoral melodies to her instrumental and vocal pieces. In her song “Thanksgiving”, Sunniva openly expresses her constant

longing for travel to satisfy her hunger for a place that feels like home. Saxophonist Zach Mayer has composed pieces with the vision of Night Tree as a single voice. This can be heard in his songs “A Wish on the Wind” and “Wheel in the Forest”. “FoWrist”, written by fiddler Lily Honigberg in collaboration with percussionist Julian Loida, unites Ireland’s traditional style of playing with the syncopated rhythms of Cuba. Each track on the album has a different flavor, very much a representation of the six members of the band and their differences. Night Tree blossoms with a bang as they re-imagine tunes using imagery such as shipwrecks. They interject fiery solos and breakdowns that give traditional music a wildly new meaning.

$12.00
19
Mar
2018

Award-winning suspense author John Hart returns to the world of his most popular novel, “The Last Child.” It’s been ten years since the kidnappings that changed Johnny Merrimon’s life. Living alone on 6,000 acres of once-sacred land, Johnny’s only connection to normal life is his old friend, Jack. They’re not boys anymore, but the bonds remain. What they shared. What they lost. But Jack sees danger in the wild places Johnny calls home, and a powerful hunger eating at his childhood friend. More than an exploration of friendship, “The Hush” takes the reader to dark and unexpected places.

19
Mar
2018

03-19-2018 -11:30 pm
20
Mar
2018

03-20-2018

Veteran story time lady, Georgy Rock,  joins us each Tuesday morning from 10:30-11am to read stories, sing songs, laugh, and be silly. All ages welcome, and always free. Today is our special Children's Book Week edition.

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 -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