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Upcoming events

17
Sep
2021

09-17-2021 12:00 am
St. Louis City and County

St. Louis Area Food Bank: September is Hunger Action Month.The St. Louis Area Food Bank wants you to Go Orange on September 17th to show your support of hunger relief by wearing your favorite orange shirt for Hunger Action Day.

Each year, millions of people from all walks of life in America face hunger. Go orange and learn more about this issue throughout the Hunger Action Month of September.

For more information, https://stlfoodbank.org/ham/

17
Sep
2021

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/

17
Sep
2021

In 2019 the Museum acquired this splendid Torah Ark Curtain (Parokhet), an 18th-century Italian tour de force of needlework and rich metallic embroidery on a shimmering azure-blue silk ground. This artwork is the centerpiece of and the inspiration for the exhibition Signed in Silk: Introducing a Sacred Jewish Textile, which brings together a selection of devotional textiles used in Jewish, Christian, and Muslim contexts as well as highly fashionable secular textiles made in or imported to Europe.

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/signed-in-silk/

17
Sep
2021

Architectural Photography from the Collection, 1850–2000 traces the representation of architecture over a period of 150 years, presenting significant examples of photographic prints and illustrated books by European and American artists. Drawn primarily from the Museum’s permanent collection, the works on display in the exhibition create journeys through expanses of both geography and history, from the surviving abbeys of medieval Europe to the skyscrapers of modern America.

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/architectural-photography-from-the-collection-1850-2000/

17
Sep
2021

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/

17
Sep
2021

St. Louis Sound is a new 6,000-square-foot special exhibit that explores the history of popular music in St. Louis from the dawn of recorded sound in the late 1800s to the turn of the 21st century. Nearly 200 artifacts will be on display from national stars, local legends and important venues. St. Louis just can’t stay quiet. No matter the genre, style, or musical moment, this city has a huge story to tell.

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

17
Sep
2021

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/

17
Sep
2021

09-17-2021

Rotating, surprise musical guest every Friday during happy hour!

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

17
Sep
2021

09-17-2021

SAVE THE DATE ST LOUIS! It’s that time again. Das Bevo Oktoberfest begins Sept. 16th and continues through the weekend at the big old windmill in the city! This year will feature MORE beer, MORE food, MORE polka, and MORE ridiculousness! Pull out your lederhosen and start practicing your yodel. 

On Friday Sept. 17th, we’ll open at 4:30pm, and will keep the live music rolling until midnight. Don’t miss the Waterloo German Band from 5:30-8:30…and of course a STEIN HOLDING CONTEST!

5:30-8:30: The Waterloo German Band 

9:00-12:00: Three of a Perfect Pair

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

17
Sep
2021

The So Grand Polka Band is a new group of seasoned musicians formed in the middle of 2019. They have performed at the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Oktoberfest, the Urban Chestnut Brewery’s Oktoberfest and also the Tick Tock Tavern’s Festivus. They play polkas and waltzes in a unique style that defies the usual standards of instrumentation while still meeting the required features of a classic polka band. The band leader Jess Adkins has written several catchy original pieces, and plays accordion, xylophone, glockenspiel and the occasional woodwind.

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

17
Sep
2021

Traces I was here opening at Hunt Gallery (Sept 17) features works of art and design by Justin Bailey. Through the design and fabrication of furniture, objects, and lighting, Justin Bailey seeks to better understand the essential utility of canonical objects within our homes. Justin Bailey is Assistant Professor of Art in the Eskanzi School of Art, Architecture + Design at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. Bailey earned the MFA at University of Iowa and BFA in Sculpture (2012) at Webster University. 

Opening Reception will occur outside. Masks are required indoors and outdoors. A limited number of patrons will be allowed in the gallery at one time.

For more information, email Amber Slater-Raymond at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

17
Sep
2021

Moon Over Market is an evening of cross pollination between chocolate, mead, honey, musicians and artisans.

Special Musical Guest: Jeremy Boyer, Organist for the St. Louis Blues and St. Louis Cardinals

Regular Admission: FREE (No ticket required)

VIP Admission: $25 per ticket, which includes a charcuterie box plus three chocolate and mead pairings. Tickets will be available for purchase online and in store mid-July.

Snack on charcuterie, enjoy unique chocolate and mead pairings, then shop at numerous artisanal vendors lined along Market Street while listening to Jeremy play some of your favorite hits. What a fun night this will be!

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

17
Sep
2021

The Missouri History Museum is the place to be on Thursday nights in September! You won’t want to miss this lineup, which features tributes to music made famous right here in the Lou. Come early to explore St. Louis Sound and Beyond the Ballot: St. Louis and Suffrage. Both exhibits are open until 8pm.

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

https://mohistory.org/twilight-thursdays

17
Sep
2021

09-17-2021 - 09-19-2021 9:00 pm

Annual Festival featuring live music at the main stage, the Missouri Fiddlers tent with live performances, Arts and Crafts booths, multiple food booths, beer & wine garden, folk life re-enactors, Kids day activities and more.

Entertainment Schedule:

Friday September 17, Kirkwood Park Amphitheatre.

6:30         Fabulous Motown Review   

Saturday September 18,  Kirkwood Park, Main Stage.

12:00       Falling Fences

2:30          Ms Hy-C with Roland Johnson

5:00          Al Holliday and the East side rhythm band

Sunday September 19, Kirkwood Park, Main Stage

12:00    Kay Brothers featuring the Burney Sisters

2:15      St. Louis Social Club

https://www.kirkwoodmo.org/recreation/greentree-festival

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

17
Sep
2021

09-17-2021

Old Orchard Gazebo Music Series.

Free concerts. Fridays @ 7 PM.

Bring blankets, chairs, personal coolers.

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

17
Sep
2021

As timely as ever, this Pulitzer Prize winner addresses the complexities of race, class, and friendship at a pivotal moment in America. This deeply heartfelt drama is crafted with generous humor and tells the story of a group of co-workers who find friendship working together on a factory floor. When layoffs and picket lines enter the picture, these friends must decide if they should look out for each other --- or prioritize themselves.

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

17
Sep
2021

09-17-2021 -9:00 pm

This one will be a study in collaboration! Three musicians, each talented to the point of brilliance, each sought after throughout the St Louis music scene for their humility, generosity and willingness to share and enhance the overall sound!

Dave Black has worked with many artists from a wide range of musical genres that includes Jazz, Blues, Rock, Country, Bluegrass and Folk. He has worked with various notables including Richard ‘Groove’ Holmes, Bucky Pizzerelli, David Liebman, Fareed Haque, Little Anthony & The Imperials and The Drifters. Plus, Dave keeps himself busy working as a freelancer in the St. Louis area, performing and recording with many local artists.

Sandy Weltman is a professional musician and educator. He is established as one of the leading pioneers on harmonica and appears on dozens of national recordings. Sandy’s musical skills allow him to cover an unusually wide range of musical genres including jazz, blues, bluegrass, Celtic and Middle Eastern.

Born in Iran in 1966, Farshid Soltanshahi started playing guitar at the age of 16. Later, Farshid turned to his native Persian music, especially the setar (a Persian lute). where they recorded their debut CD. Here in St Louis he normally performs with his trio, Farshid Etniko, playing mainly Latin jazz and middle eastern melodies.

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

https://thefocalpoint.org/about/concerts/

17
Sep
2021

09-17-2021

Original New Grass - Some of the best pickers in the city! All original music written by Jason and Ceil!

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

17
Sep
2021

The Arianna String Quartet kicks off their 2021-22 concert series at the Touhill Performing Arts Center with a program focused on hope, humanity, and the joy of togetherness. Beethoven’s first string quartet, Op.18 No.3, is an effervescent work that reveals the genius of one of the greatest-ever creative spirits at his very beginning. Celebrated American composer Gabriela Lena Frank’s “Leyendas” (2001) follows, with a six-movement walkabout through a mixture of western classical and Andean folk music traditions, with the ASQ emulating wooden flutes, mythical runners, and storming guitars. The ASQ closes with Felix Mendelssohn’s heroic Quartet in E-flat Major, Op.44, No.3, a piece full of irrepressible optimism and utter beauty.

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

http://www.ariannaquartet.com/touhill.html

17
Sep
2021

09-17-2021

SATE presents its second production in the Season of the Do-Over, with Top Girls, Caryl Churchill’s 1982 play about the roles available to women in modern society, and what it means or takes for a woman to succeed.

Frequently included on “greatest plays” lists by critics and publications, Top Girls was groundbreaking, feminist theatre when it was first written and produced in the early 1980s, with it’s non-linear storytelling, the dreamlike opening scene, and featuring Churchill’s signature overlapping dialogue style. Top Girls explores what it means to be a successful woman, first by introducing historical characters to explore different aspects of women’s social achievements. Churchill has stated that the play was inspired by her conversations with American feminists: it comments on the contrast between American feminism, which celebrates individualistic women who acquire power and wealth, and British socialist feminism, which involves collective group gain. The play argues against feminism that simply turns women into new patriarchs and argues for feminism where women's instinct to care for those in need is more prominent. The play questions whether it is possible for women in society to combine a successful career with a thriving family life.

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

http://satestl.org/top-girls