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Upcoming events

27
Jan
2022

Oliver Lee Jackson is known for creating complex and layered images in which figurative elements—or what he calls “paint people”—emerge from abstract fields of vibrant color. Jackson’s practice is informed by a deep understanding of global art history—from early modern European painting to African art. Yet his works do not aim to elevate a single message, narrative, or meaning. Rather, the works serve as an open invitation to slow and close looking, encouraging viewers to stake emotional claim on the paintings and not wait for instructions on what to see.

For more information, email Cameron Wulfert at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

https://www.slam.org/exhibitions/oliver-lee-jackson/

27
Jan
2022

Damon Davis’s All Hands On Deck is a powerful artwork that addresses social justice and the call for change. He conceived the original photographs of hands held up high during the months-long protests after Michael Brown Jr. was shot and killed in Ferguson in August 2014. Recalling the protestors’ chant “Hands up don’t shoot” that was echoed throughout the protests—they were photographed with their “hands up.” That signal of surrender, however, is transformed in Davis’s photographs into one of resistance, fortitude, and community. This free exhibition will be on view through March 22, 2022.

For more information, email Cameron Wulfert at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

https://www.slam.org/exhibitions/damon-davis-all-hands-on-deck/

27
Jan
2022

St. Louis–based artist Jess T. Dugan is known for their color photographs that explore the power of identity, desire, and connection. In Currents 120: Jess T. Dugan, the Museum presents a selection of 20 recent works—portraits, self-portraits, and still lifes—many of which were created specifically for this exhibition. Within a framework of queer and nonbinary experience and from an actively constructed sense of masculinity, Dugan’s portraits examine intersections between individual identity and the search for intimate connection with others. This free exhibition will be on view through February 20, 2022.

For more information, email Cameron Wulfert at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

https://www.slam.org/exhibitions/currents-120-jess-t-dugan/

27
Jan
2022

01-27-2022
Online

On Thursday, January 27th the Missouri Department of Conservation is hosting wildcats of Missouri. You’ll have a purrr-fectly pleasant time learning about these predators – the very common bobcat and it’s less common cousin, the mountain lion. Wildcats of Missouri takes place on Thursday, January 27th from 4pm to 5pm virtually at https://mdc.mo.gov.

27
Jan
2022

Enjoy a Thursday evening at the most popular country venue in St. Louis City as singer-songwriter Kevin Gruen performs classic country and blues grooves!

For more information, email Kevin Gruen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

28
Jan
2022

Solo exhibition by photographer Andrew R. Newman, providing a firsthand view of the so-called "island of plastic" in the Pacific Ocean. There will be a reception with the artists from 5:30 to 7:30 pm on Friday, March 4.

For more information, email Donya Allison at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

28
Jan
2022

Oliver Lee Jackson is known for creating complex and layered images in which figurative elements—or what he calls “paint people”—emerge from abstract fields of vibrant color. Jackson’s practice is informed by a deep understanding of global art history—from early modern European painting to African art. Yet his works do not aim to elevate a single message, narrative, or meaning. Rather, the works serve as an open invitation to slow and close looking, encouraging viewers to stake emotional claim on the paintings and not wait for instructions on what to see.

For more information, email Cameron Wulfert at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

https://www.slam.org/exhibitions/oliver-lee-jackson/

28
Jan
2022

Damon Davis’s All Hands On Deck is a powerful artwork that addresses social justice and the call for change. He conceived the original photographs of hands held up high during the months-long protests after Michael Brown Jr. was shot and killed in Ferguson in August 2014. Recalling the protestors’ chant “Hands up don’t shoot” that was echoed throughout the protests—they were photographed with their “hands up.” That signal of surrender, however, is transformed in Davis’s photographs into one of resistance, fortitude, and community. This free exhibition will be on view through March 22, 2022.

For more information, email Cameron Wulfert at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

https://www.slam.org/exhibitions/damon-davis-all-hands-on-deck/

28
Jan
2022

St. Louis–based artist Jess T. Dugan is known for their color photographs that explore the power of identity, desire, and connection. In Currents 120: Jess T. Dugan, the Museum presents a selection of 20 recent works—portraits, self-portraits, and still lifes—many of which were created specifically for this exhibition. Within a framework of queer and nonbinary experience and from an actively constructed sense of masculinity, Dugan’s portraits examine intersections between individual identity and the search for intimate connection with others. This free exhibition will be on view through February 20, 2022.

For more information, email Cameron Wulfert at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

https://www.slam.org/exhibitions/currents-120-jess-t-dugan/

28
Jan
2022

Opera Theatre of Saint Louis's Intermezzo Society hosts A Toast to Opera, an opportunity to gather with friends to enjoy delicious drinks and delectable hors d’oeuvres in the new Solarium space at the Ritz. The evening will be capped off with a brief performance from Opera Theatre artists.  

Opera Theatre’s Intermezzo Society is dedicated to supporting and celebrating new voices in opera. Members enjoy opportunities throughout the year to build connections and discover new artists. Complimentary entertainment and networking events include A Toast to Opera each year and Intermezzo Night at the Opera each season. Intermezzo Society membership begins at $600 annually, or $50 per month.

For more information, email Bailey Pashia at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

https://opera-stl.org/whats-on/a-toast-to-opera/

28
Jan
2022

01-28-2022

Take your dog out for a night on the town at the newest most popular dog park and bar in St. Louis City as singer-songwriter Kevin Gruen takes the stage!

For more information, email Kevin Gruen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

28
Jan
2022

01-28-2022
Online

On Friday, January 28th the Missouri Department of Conservation is hosting An Evening with Raptors. It’s the ultimate partnership between man and bird. And your chance to listen as a seasoned falconer explains how to get started in this age-old sport and can see falconry tools, hoods and other equipment as well as live birds they use in the sport. An Evening With Raptors takes place on Friday, January 28th from 7pm to 9pm virtually at https://mdc.mo.gov.

28
Jan
2022

On Friday Jan 28, The Skylark Brothers Band returns to Hwy 61 Roadhouse and Kitchen at 7pm.

For more information, email Jack Twesten at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

28
Jan
2022

01-28-2022

An evening of infused bluegrass with some seasoned Midwest pickers.

For more information, email Ben Majeska at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

https://www.offbroadwaystl.com/event/11526625/armchair-boogie-arkansauce/

28
Jan
2022

01-28-2022

Way back in 2011 on an unseasonably warm January evening, an Ozark and Appalachian old-time all-star string band played their very first show ever at a sleepy little folk music hall over in Maplewood, Missouri. At the time they weren’t entirely sure what to call themselves and were batting around several titles. For the sake of advertising, they settled on the tentative name “The Root Diggers” and then totally and hilariously sold out the Focal Point (we had a line around the block then, people spilling out onto the street)! From that day to this the core members Colin Blair, Alen Spencer, Jeremiah Evans & Steve Pupillo have carved a name for themselves in these parts as one of the absolute best American trad revival bands that ever was (or likely will be).

For more information, email Judy Stein at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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29
Jan
2022

Oliver Lee Jackson is known for creating complex and layered images in which figurative elements—or what he calls “paint people”—emerge from abstract fields of vibrant color. Jackson’s practice is informed by a deep understanding of global art history—from early modern European painting to African art. Yet his works do not aim to elevate a single message, narrative, or meaning. Rather, the works serve as an open invitation to slow and close looking, encouraging viewers to stake emotional claim on the paintings and not wait for instructions on what to see.

For more information, email Cameron Wulfert at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

https://www.slam.org/exhibitions/oliver-lee-jackson/

29
Jan
2022

Damon Davis’s All Hands On Deck is a powerful artwork that addresses social justice and the call for change. He conceived the original photographs of hands held up high during the months-long protests after Michael Brown Jr. was shot and killed in Ferguson in August 2014. Recalling the protestors’ chant “Hands up don’t shoot” that was echoed throughout the protests—they were photographed with their “hands up.” That signal of surrender, however, is transformed in Davis’s photographs into one of resistance, fortitude, and community. This free exhibition will be on view through March 22, 2022.

For more information, email Cameron Wulfert at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

https://www.slam.org/exhibitions/damon-davis-all-hands-on-deck/

29
Jan
2022

St. Louis–based artist Jess T. Dugan is known for their color photographs that explore the power of identity, desire, and connection. In Currents 120: Jess T. Dugan, the Museum presents a selection of 20 recent works—portraits, self-portraits, and still lifes—many of which were created specifically for this exhibition. Within a framework of queer and nonbinary experience and from an actively constructed sense of masculinity, Dugan’s portraits examine intersections between individual identity and the search for intimate connection with others. This free exhibition will be on view through February 20, 2022.

For more information, email Cameron Wulfert at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

https://www.slam.org/exhibitions/currents-120-jess-t-dugan/

29
Jan
2022

01-29-2022
Online

Saturday Sessions are short workshops offered each Saturday at 11:00 AM on the Folk School Facebook page. Saturday Sessions features instructors from across the country offering instrument, vocal, and dance workshops. Free to join in, no Facebook account necessary.

Sponsored by the Missouri Arts Council.

29
Jan
2022

01-29-2022
Online

Left Bank Books and Books & Books/Miami Book Fair + indie bookstore partners welcome author of twenty-six bestselling and critically acclaimed books Isabel Allende, who will discuss her new book Violeta, on January 29th at 6pm CT / 7pm ET in a private virtual event. This is an exclusive event that requires purchase of a copy of Violeta or Violeta (Spanish Edition) from Left Bank Books for admission. Limited pre-signed quantities of Violeta (English Edition) in hardcover are available with your order. Allende will be in conversation with TBA!

About Violeta

This sweeping novel from the New York Times bestselling author of A Long Petal of the Sea tells the epic story of Violeta Del Valle, a woman whose life spans one hundred years and bears witness to the greatest upheavals of the twentieth century.

Violeta comes into the world on a stormy day in 1920, the first girl in a family with five boisterous sons. From the start, her life is marked by extraordinary events, for the ripples of the Great War are still being felt, even as the Spanish flu arrives on the shores of her South American homeland almost at the moment of her birth.

Through her father's prescience, the family will come through that crisis unscathed, only to face a new one as the Great Depression transforms the genteel city life she has known. Her family loses everything and is forced to retreat to a wild and beautiful but remote part of the country. There, she will come of age, and her first suitor will come calling.

She tells her story in the form of a letter to someone she loves above all others, recounting times of devastating heartbreak and passionate affairs, poverty and wealth, terrible loss and immense joy. Her life is shaped by some of the most important events of history: the fight for women's rights, the rise and fall of tyrants, and ultimately not one, but two pandemics.

Through the eyes of a woman whose unforgettable passion, determination, and sense of humor carry her through a lifetime of upheaval, Isabel Allende once more brings us an epic that is both fiercely inspiring and deeply emotional.

Desde 1920 -con la llamada «gripe española»- hasta la pandemia de 2020, la vida de Violeta será mucho más que la historia de un siglo. Violeta viene al mundo un tormentoso día de 1920, siendo la primera niña de una familia de cinco bulliciosos hermanos. Desde el principio su vida estará marcada por acontecimientos extraordinarios, pues todavía se sienten las ondas expansivas de la Gran Guerra cuando la gripe española llega a las orillas de su país sudamericano natal, casi en el momento exacto de su nacimiento. Gracias a la clarividencia del padre, la familia saldrá indemne de esta crisis para darse de bruces con una nueva, cuando la Gran Depresión altera la elegante vida urbana que Violeta ha conocido hasta ahora. Su familia lo perderá todo y se verá obligada a retirarse a una región salvaje y remota del país. Allí Violeta alcanzará la mayoría de edad y tendrá su primer pretendiente... En una carta dirigida a una persona a la que ama por encima de todas las demás, Violeta rememora devastadores desengaños amorosos y romances apasionados, momentos de pobreza y también de prosperidad, pérdidas terribles e inmensas alegrías. Moldearán su vida algunos de los grandes sucesos de la historia: la lucha por los derechos de la mujer, el auge y caída de tiranos y, en última instancia, no una, sino dos pandemias.

Vista con los ojos de una mujer poseedora de una pasión, una determinación y un sentido del humor inolvidables que la sostienen a lo largo de una vida turbulenta, Isabel Allende nos regala, una vez más, una historia épica furiosamente inspiradora y profundamente emotiva.

About our Speakers

Isabel Allende won worldwide acclaim in 1982 with the publication of her first novel, The House of the Spirits. Since then, she has authored twenty-six bestselling and critically acclaimed books, which have been translated into more than forty-two languages. In addition to her work as a writer, Allende devotes much of her time to human rights causes. In 1996, following the death of her daughter, Paula Frias, she established a charitable foundation in her honor, which has awarded grants to more than one hundred nonprofits worldwide on behalf of women and girls. In 2014, President Barack Obama awarded Allende the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, and in 2018 she received the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters from the National Book Foundation. She has also received PEN Center USA's Lifetime Achievement Award. Raised in Chile, she now lives in California.

Isabel Allende nació en 1942, en Perú, pasó la primera infancia en Chile y vivió en varios lugares en su adolescencia y juventud. Después del golpe militar de 1973 en Chile se exilió en Venezuela y a partir de 1987 vive como inmigrante en California. Se define como «eterna extranjera».

Inició su carrera literaria en el periodismo, en Chile y en Venezuela. En 1982 su primera novela, La casa de los espíritus, se convirtió en uno de los títulos míticos de la literatura latinoamericana. A ella le siguieron otros muchos, todos los cuales han sido éxitos internacionales. Su obra ha sido traducida a cuarenta idiomas y ha vendido más de setenta millones de ejemplares, siendo la escritora más vendida en lengua española. Ha recibido más de sesenta premios internacionales, entre ellos el Premio Nacional de Literatura de Chile en 2010, el Premio Hans Christian Andersen en Dinamarca, en 2012, por su trilogía «Memorias del Águila y del Jaguar» y la Medalla de la Libertad en los Estados Unidos, la más alta distinción civil, en 2014. En 2018, Isabel Allende se convirtió en la primera escritora en lengua española premiada con la medalla de honor del National Book Award, en los Estados Unidos por su gran aporte al mundo de las letras.

For more information, email Shane Mullen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

https://www.left-bank.com/event/isabel-allende-violeta