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Upcoming events

07
Apr
2018

04-07-2018 -1:00 pm

Laumeier Sculpture Park presents the opening of Farid Rasulov: 1001 Skewers in the Aronson Fine Arts Center’s Whitaker Foundation Gallery, a large-scale sculpture installation using more than 1,000 kebab skewers with configurations based on Azeri fairy tales. Bird #1, 2018, is a monumental sculpture commission located in Laumeier’s outdoor galleries. The concrete artwork is a formal extraction of geometric, abstract shapes inspired by Asian carpet ornaments. Rasulov’s two installations at Laumeier are whimsical applications of design techniques inspired by the artist’s heritage in Azerbaijan. Exhibition opens Saturday, April 7, 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. in the Aronson Fine Arts Center at Laumeier Sculpture Park, 12580 Rott Road, Saint Louis, Missouri. Free, all ages. Call 314.615.5278 or visit www.laumeier.org for more information. Curated by Dana Turkovic; supported by an Independent Artist Project grant from CEC Artslink.

07
Apr
2018

04-07-2018

Folk School jams are a great way to spend a weekend afternoon. Musicians of all skill levels come together to play and enjoy music under the guidance of a Folk School instructor. Jams are free and open to the public. Participants take turns leading songs and choosing tunes. These informal gatherings are a great way to get back to the basics and simply enjoy playing.  Join in!

Folk School Jams are made possible by 

07
Apr
2018

04-07-2018
$10.00

The Boogers are the brainchild of Dr. Paul Crowe. Fatherhood, a PhD in Developmental Psychology, and 20 years of sloggin' it in wretched clubs as a punk rocker - even opening for Dee Dee Ramone and Marky Ramone - formed Paul's vision of the Boogers.

As Crusty Booger, he marries these experiences to make developmentally appropriate rock and punk rock for kids and their families to enjoy together. As about.com kids' music expert Warren Truitt said, "the Boogers bring a breath of fresh air to the kids music scene"

Formed in 2008, their debut CD "Road to Rock" received a National Parenting Publications Gold Award (highest honor). Their 2010 CD "Let's Go!" was named one of the top kids albums by Daily Candy Kids National. Their 3rd CD, "Extractum Victoris" will be released on December 4th, 2012. They have appeared in major press and radio all over the country, hobnob with cool underground comix artists like Jay Lynch, Jon Holmstrom, & Shawn Dickinson, and (when they aren't with their families) prefer to be on the road, bringing their unique brand of rock to kids and their rockin' parents.

From a Child Development perspective, do you know that...
...music is the basis for almost all spoken language.

...across almost every culture, we talk to infants in the same way. This pre-language is called child-directed speech (CDS), and is also known as "motherese" or "parentese." Pitch, melody and glissando are all key elements in communicating before we even know any words.

..."call-and-response" songs teach children about how conversations work.

...rhyming teaches children about how words are constructed.

...listening and enjoying music with your kids will increase their love of music.

...parents and teachers love to listen to the Boogers too! (see Raves)

...almost no child can resist dancing to a four-on-the-floor backbeat @ 180 beats per minute

$10.00
07
Apr
2018

04-07-2018
$35.00

The Big Muddy Dance Company
presents
“Meet Me In…”
April 6-7, 2018
Friday at 8pm
Saturday at 2pm
$35 General Admission
$180 Orchestra Box (seats up to 4)
$270 Balcony Box (seats up to 6)
The Big Muddy Dance Company is honored to present a production about its roots and heritage, “Meet Me In…” in recognition of St. Louis and its great icons. There is no doubt that the stage will exhibit brilliantly portrayed stories of our city’s favorites through choreography by Artistic Director Brian Enos, world-renowned choreographer Robin Mineko Williams, company dancer Robert Poe, and emerging artist Taylor Mitchell. This one-of-a-kind production will tell both the revered and untold stories of some of our cherished local heroes, brought to life through the beautiful movers of The Big Muddy.

$35.00
07
Apr
2018

04-07-2018 -5:00 pm

Join us for an evening of action and excitement as Bumbershoot students and coaches perform their daring feats of strength and courage at our very own Heroes and Villains Showcase. This time around we are gathering to explore the dichotomy of good and evil. There will be incredible performances on the trapeze, lyra, silks, rope and slings, including some amazing group acts!

The dates of the Heroes and Villains Showcase are the evenings of April 5th, 6th, and 7th. Doors open at 7:30 pm, and the show starts promptly at 8:00 pm. Refreshments will be available for a suggested cash donation, either before the show or during the scheduled intermission.

On Saturday the 7th and Sunday the 8th, our matinees will feature a slightly shorter show with no intermission. Doors will open at 2:00 pm, and the show will begin at 2:30 pm.

We can't wait to share our art with you as heroes and foes from pop culture, history, and the human condition!

07
Apr
2018

Left Bank Books welcome National Ambassador for Young People's Literature Gene Luen Yan, who will discuss Reading Without Walls, a nationwide program celebrating reading and diversity!

National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Gene Luen Yang calls us all to Read Without Walls, exploring books about characters who look or live differently than you, topics you haven’t discovered, or formats that you haven’t tried. Reading Without Walls promotes diversity and opens readers’ eyes to new ideas and experiences. In this divided time in our nation’s history, Reading Without Walls is an inclusive way to spread appreciation and understanding for others — and to learn new and exciting things.

Reading Without Walls is happening now, and anyone can participate — teachers, librarians, book-sellers, and readers. Just find something new and different to read — and let books open up the world around you. What can YOU do to read without walls?

Gene will also sign books at this event. This event is free and open to the purchase, but proof of purchase of at least one of Gene's books from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line.

07
Apr
2018

New York Times bestselling author C. J. Box returns with a suspenseful thriller starring Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett. Wyoming's new governor isn't sure what to make of Joe Pickett, but he has a job for him that is extremely delicate. A prominent female British executive never came home from the high-end guest ranch she was visiting, and the British Embassy is pressing hard. At the same time, his friend Nate Romanowski has asked Joe to intervene with the feds on behalf of falconers facing restrictions on hunting permits. Who is blocking the falconers and why? The more he investigates both cases, the more someone wants him to go away.

07
Apr
2018

04-07-2018 -10:30 pm

Join us for an evening of action and excitement as Bumbershoot students and coaches perform their daring feats of strength and courage at our very own Heroes and Villains Showcase. This time around we are gathering to explore the dichotomy of good and evil. There will be incredible performances on the trapeze, lyra, silks, rope and slings, including some amazing group acts!

The dates of the Heroes and Villains Showcase are the evenings of April 5th, 6th, and 7th. Doors open at 7:30 pm, and the show starts promptly at 8:00 pm. Refreshments will be available for a suggested cash donation, either before the show or during the scheduled intermission.

On Saturday the 7th and Sunday the 8th, our matinees will feature a slightly shorter show with no intermission. Doors will open at 2:00 pm, and the show will begin at 2:30 pm.

We can't wait to share our art with you as heroes and foes from pop culture, history, and the human condition!

07
Apr
2018

$25.00

The Presenters Dolan
presents
Ken Haller – Song By Song By Sondheim
April 6-7, 2018
Friday & Saturday 8pm
$25 General Admission
This will be the Year of Stephen Sondheim in St. Louis, as he is honored with the prestigious 2018 Saint Louis Literary Award. To salute the master lyricist and composer, Ken Haller is thrilled to reprise his critically-acclaimed debut cabaret show, “Song by Song by Sondheim.” In songs as sentimental, witty, lacerating, sweet, and rollicking as Not a Day Goes By, Everybody Says Don’t, Losing My Mind, Not While I’m Around, Marry Me a Little, and his own unique take in Send in the Clowns, Ken displays the gifts that led the St. Louis Post-Dispatch to name him…
“Best St. Louis Cabaret Performer 2015.”
“A terrific show! A model of what cabaret should be!” Gerry Kowarsky, Two on the Aisle
“Hilarious! Sheer brilliance!” Steve Callahan, KDHX

$25.00
07
Apr
2018

$40.00

"..among the most reliably  impressive  voices on Broadway...phrasing and power combined to  gorgeous effect. "   -New York Times

Norm Lewis is taking a night away from his current starring role in  Once on This Island on Broadway- and we've got him in up close and personal in the intimate Sheldon Concert Hall St. Louis.

Don't miss this dynamic Tony nominated star of
Porgy and Bess, Phantom of The Opera, Les Mis and more!

$40.00
08
Apr
2018

Come celebrate the Scottish heritage in beautiful Downtown Sainte Genevieve!
This event will feature traditional Scottish music, dancers, food, and Family Clans.
Come dressed in your best kilt and embrace your Scottish roots, or just be Scottish for the day!

08
Apr
2018

04-08-2018 -2:00 pm

Recycling Extravaganza. Sunday April 8th. 10 am - 2 pm. St. Louis Community College - Forest Park Campus, off Oakland Avenue.This is a massive hard-to-recycle collection event. For a list of items being collected, visit: https://stlouisearthday.org/recycling-on-the-go/recycling-extravaganza/

08
Apr
2018

04-08-2018

"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/

 

08
Apr
2018

04-08-2018 -5:00 pm

Few musical works are as loved, and as often performed, as Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos.  The concert will also feature two of Bach’s motets, sung by the Bach Society chorus.  Bach specialist David Gordon will present a free lecture at 1:30pm; the concert will take place shortly thereafter at 3:00pm in Leonard Chapel at Salem United Methodist Church.  Presented by Centene Charitable Foundation, and in collaboration with Salem United Methodist Church as part of the 2018 St. Louis Bach Festival.

08
Apr
2018

04-08-2018 -5:00 pm

Join us for an evening of action and excitement as Bumbershoot students and coaches perform their daring feats of strength and courage at our very own Heroes and Villains Showcase. This time around we are gathering to explore the dichotomy of good and evil. There will be incredible performances on the trapeze, lyra, silks, rope and slings, including some amazing group acts!

The dates of the Heroes and Villains Showcase are the evenings of April 5th, 6th, and 7th. Doors open at 7:30 pm, and the show starts promptly at 8:00 pm. Refreshments will be available for a suggested cash donation, either before the show or during the scheduled intermission.

On Saturday the 7th and Sunday the 8th, our matinees will feature a slightly shorter show with no intermission. Doors will open at 2:00 pm, and the show will begin at 2:30 pm.

We can't wait to share our art with you as heroes and foes from pop culture, history, and the human condition!

08
Apr
2018

04-08-2018 -4:00 pm

Laumeier Sculpture Park's Free Family Days provide families with an opportunity to bond while encouraging observation, imagination, curiosity and creativity. Activities are designed to be simple enough for ages 4 and up to enjoy, yet complex enough that more experienced young artists can take their projects to another level. Families have fun exploring new media and concepts while finding inspiration in Laumeier’s artworks and the natural environment. Sunday, April 8, 2:00–4:00 p.m. in the Kranzberg Education Lab at Laumeier Sculpture Park, 12580 Rott Road, Saint Louis, Missouri. Free, all ages. Call 314.615.5278 or visit www.laumeier.org for more information. Supported by Karen and Mont Levy and a grant from the Windgate Foundation.

08
Apr
2018

Left Bank Books welcomes Newbery Medalist and bestselling children's author Katherine Applegate, who will sign and read from her new picture book, "Sometimes You Fly"!

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

This gorgeous gift book, equally perfect for preschool graduations or college commencements, baby showers or birthdays, is an inspirational tribute to the universal struggles and achievements of childhood. Beginning with a first birthday, the scenes travel through childhood triumphs and milestones, coming full circle to graduation. A magical blend of succinct text and beautiful watercolors renders each moment with tenderness and humor and encourages readers to “remember then, with every try, sometimes you fail . . . sometimes you fly.”

08
Apr
2018

04-08-2018
$18.00

Gurf Morlix Music comes to the Off Broadway April 8th, 2018. 7pm doors, 8pm show. Advance tickets $15, $18 day of show. All ages.

$18.00
09
Apr
2018

Left Bank Books welcomes Pulitzer Prize finalist Luis Alberto Urrea, who will sign and discuss his new novel, "The House of Broken Angels"!

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

In his final days, beloved and ailing patriarch Miguel Angel De La Cruz, known affectionately as Big Angel, has summoned his entire clan for one last legendary birthday party. But as the party approaches, his mother, nearly one hundred, dies herself, leading to a farewell doubleheader. Across one bittersweet weekend in their San Diego neighborhood, the revelers celebrate the lives of Big Angel and his mother, recounting the acts that brought them to a fraught and sublime country and allowed them to flourish in the land they have come to call home. Teeming with brilliance and humor, authentic at every turn, "The House of Broken Angels" is Luis Alberto Urrea at his best, and it cements his reputation as a storyteller of the first rank.

09
Apr
2018

Presented in partnership with St. Louis County Library’s Money Smart Month
Author of the bestselling “Get a Financial Life,” Beth Kobliner shares how to teach children to manage money in a smart way. It turns out the key to raising a money genius isn’t to teach that four quarters equal a dollar or how to pick a stock. Instead, it’s about instilling values that have been proven to make people successful—not just financially, but in life: delaying gratification, working hard, living within your means and getting a good education. Regardless of your income, this New York Times bestseller is an essential guide for passing along enduring financial principles to serve kids from preschool through college.