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Upcoming events

16
May
2021

05-16-2021 12:00 am
Online

Streaming tickets are available for The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show / La Oruga Muy Hambrienta Espectáculo, a bilingual production presented by Metro Theater Company. Get access to view the program in select Midwest states starting April 28 through May 16.

Click here for more info and to purchase tickets!

16
May
2021

05-16-2021 - 11-24-2021 3:00 pm

Literature, language, and philosophy are at the core of Buzz Spector’s work. He is a contemporary Conceptual artist who explores the aesthetic possibilities of language, paper, and books. Buzz Spector: Alterations spans the artist’s career from the 1970s to the present and includes drawings, altered books, postcard assemblages, collages, and more.

Spector is internationally recognized for his contributions to the field of contemporary art. He taught painting, sculpture, and two-dimensional design at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis for a decade before retiring in 2019. This is the first presentation of the artist’s work at a St. Louis museum.

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

https://www.slam.org/exhibitions/buzz-spector-alterations/

16
May
2021

Artists explore traveling to a situation in the future, or recreate a lost moment from their past that they missed that moment to photograph or paint; yet years later the image is still burned in their mind. This is that chance to relive that fleeting moment of that stranger's smile in a crowd...a sunny day at the beer garden....

Gallery hours Tue - Fri 9-4,  Sat 11-2

RECEPTION: Live music May 21, 5-7 pm. Bring your mask.

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

 

16
May
2021

05-16-2021

Celebrate live arts and culture safely at Open Air, a concert series presented by Kranzberg Arts Foundation featuring St. Louis’ finest musicians. Indulge and imbibe from our rotating menu of seasonal food and drinks while the musicians light up the stage under the heated and well-ventilated tent outside The Grandel.

Tickets are $10-$25 and are available on MetroTix. In addition to each ticket, a $30 food/beverage minimum is required per guest on Friday and Saturday evenings. Sunday brunch requires a $15 food/beverage minimum for every guest in advance of the show.

All guests are required to follow Kranzberg Arts Foundation’s COVID-19 mitigation policies. See full mitigation policies here: https://www.kranzbergartsfoundation.org/covid-19/open-air-mitigation-policies/

Tickets available on MetroTix: https://www.metrotix.com/events/detail/open-air-concert-series

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

16
May
2021

05-16-2021
Online

Join the renowned Dr. Jane Goodall and New York Times bestselling author Peter Wohlleben for an uplifting conversation about the natural world, in celebration of Wohlleben’s new book "The Heartbeat of Trees." The conversation will be moderated by Donna Seaman.

Left Bank Books joins Books & Books and bookstores across the country for this exclusive conversation and book launch. This is an exclusive event that requires purchase of "The Heartbeat of Trees" or purchase of a $5 event ticket from Left Bank Books for admission. Only 50 signed copies of The Heartbeat of Trees are available, so purchase your copy early! We will send you a link and unique password to access the event ahead of the event.

About The Heartbeat of Trees

The New York Times bestselling author of "The Hidden Life of Trees," Peter Wohlleben, returns to his and his readers’ favorite subject—trees—in this powerful, timely new book.

Drawing on new scientific discoveries, "The Heartbeat of Trees" reveals the profound interactions humans can have with nature, exploring the language of the forest, the consciousness of plants, and the eroding boundary between flora and fauna. Wohlleben shares how to see, feel, smell, hear, and even taste your journey into the woods.

Above all, he reveals a wondrous cosmos where humans are a part of nature, and where conservation is not just about saving trees—it’s about saving ourselves, too.

"As Peter Wohlleben reminds us in The Heartbeat of Trees, trees are the vocabulary of nature as forests are the brainbank of a living planet. This was the codex of the ancient world, and it must be the fine focus of our future."

-- Dr. Diana Beresford-Kroeger, author of "To Speak for the Trees" and "The Global Forest"

"Astonishment after astonishment--that is the great gift of The Heartbeat of Trees. It is both a celebration of the wonders of trees, and a howl of outrage at how recklessly we profane them."

--Kathleen Dean Moore, author of "Earth's Wild Music"

About the Speakers

Peter Wohlleben spent over twenty years working for the forestry commission in Germany before leaving to put his ideas of ecology into practice. He now runs an environmentally-friendly woodland in Germany, where he is working toward the return of primeval forests.

He is the author of numerous books about the natural world including the New York Times bestseller "The Hidden Life of Trees," "The Inner Lives of Animals," and "The Secret Wisdom of Nature," which together make up his bestselling "The Mysteries of Nature" Series. He has also written numerous books for children including "Can You Hear the Trees Talking?" and "Peter and the Tree Children.

Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace began her landmark study of chimpanzee behavior in July 1960 in what is now Tanzania. Her work at Gombe Stream would become the foundation of future primatological research and redefine the relationship between humans and animals. In 1977, Dr. Goodall established the Jane Goodall Institute, which continues the Gombe research and is a global leader in the effort to protect chimpanzees and their habitats. The Institute is widely recognized for innovative, community-centered conservation and development programs in Africa, and Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots, the global environmental and humanitarian youth program.

For the past 30 years, Dr. Goodall has been speaking about the threats facing chimpanzees, other environmental crises, and her reasons for hope that humankind will solve the problems it has imposed on the earth.

Dr. Goodall’s honors include the French Legion of Honor, the Medal of Tanzania, and Japan’s prestigious Kyoto Prize. In 2002, Dr. Goodall was appointed to serve as a United Nations Messenger of Peace and in 2003, she was named a Dame of the British Empire.

Moderator Donna Seaman is Editor for Adult Books for Booklist. She is also a member of the Content Leadership Team for the American Writers Museum, and a recipient of the Studs Terkel Humanities Service Award and the Louis Shores Award for excellence in book reviewing. Her author interviews are collected in Writers on the Air: Conversations about Books, and she is the author of Identity Unknown: Rediscovering Seven American Women Artists.

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

https://www.left-bank.com/event/peter-wohlleben-dr-jane-goodall-heartbeat-trees

16
May
2021

05-16-2021
Online

Folk School is excited to partner with Patt & Possum (a.k.a. Patt Plunkett & Charlie Walden) for a weekly online fiddle tunes session. Join in on Sundays at 2:00 PM on the Folk School Facebook Page.

16
May
2021

05-16-2021
Online

COCA’s Improv Troupe shares an evening of improv focused on big characters and physical comedy. In the typical fashion of improvised comedy, the Troupe will take suggestions from the audience and celebrate their first show live and in-person in the Catherine B. Berges Theatre!

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

https://www.cocastl.org/event/spring-improv-troupe/

16
May
2021

Every Sunday Night from 6:30-10:30 at John D. McGurks. St. Louis's very own critically acclaimed Falling Fences!

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

17
May
2021

05-17-2021 - 11-25-2021 3:00 pm

Literature, language, and philosophy are at the core of Buzz Spector’s work. He is a contemporary Conceptual artist who explores the aesthetic possibilities of language, paper, and books. Buzz Spector: Alterations spans the artist’s career from the 1970s to the present and includes drawings, altered books, postcard assemblages, collages, and more.

Spector is internationally recognized for his contributions to the field of contemporary art. He taught painting, sculpture, and two-dimensional design at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis for a decade before retiring in 2019. This is the first presentation of the artist’s work at a St. Louis museum.

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

https://www.slam.org/exhibitions/buzz-spector-alterations/

17
May
2021

Artists explore traveling to a situation in the future, or recreate a lost moment from their past that they missed that moment to photograph or paint; yet years later the image is still burned in their mind. This is that chance to relive that fleeting moment of that stranger's smile in a crowd...a sunny day at the beer garden....

Gallery hours Tue - Fri 9-4,  Sat 11-2

RECEPTION: Live music May 21, 5-7 pm. Bring your mask.

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

 

18
May
2021

05-18-2021 - 11-26-2021 3:00 pm

Literature, language, and philosophy are at the core of Buzz Spector’s work. He is a contemporary Conceptual artist who explores the aesthetic possibilities of language, paper, and books. Buzz Spector: Alterations spans the artist’s career from the 1970s to the present and includes drawings, altered books, postcard assemblages, collages, and more.

Spector is internationally recognized for his contributions to the field of contemporary art. He taught painting, sculpture, and two-dimensional design at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis for a decade before retiring in 2019. This is the first presentation of the artist’s work at a St. Louis museum.

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

https://www.slam.org/exhibitions/buzz-spector-alterations/

18
May
2021

Artists explore traveling to a situation in the future, or recreate a lost moment from their past that they missed that moment to photograph or paint; yet years later the image is still burned in their mind. This is that chance to relive that fleeting moment of that stranger's smile in a crowd...a sunny day at the beer garden....

Gallery hours Tue - Fri 9-4,  Sat 11-2

RECEPTION: Live music May 21, 5-7 pm. Bring your mask.

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

 

18
May
2021

05-18-2021
Online

Left Bank Books and Park Row Books welcomes bestselling suspense author Mary Kubica, who will discuss their new novel, Local Woman Missing on May 18th at 6pm CT in a private online event. Kubica will be in conversation with bestselling author Kimberly McCreight. This is an exclusive event that requires purchase of a SIGNED copy of Local Woman Missing from Left Bank Books for admission or a $5 admission ticket. A CrowdCast link for entry will be emailed on the day of the event (5/18).

About Local Woman Missing

People don't just disappear without a trace...

Shelby Tebow is the first to go missing. Not long after, Meredith Dickey and her six-year-old daughter, Delilah, vanish just blocks away from where Shelby was last seen, striking fear into their once-peaceful community. Are these incidents connected? After an elusive search that yields more questions than answers, the case eventually goes cold.

Now, eleven years later, Delilah shockingly returns. Everyone wants to know what happened to her, but no one is prepared for what they'll find...

In this smart and chilling thriller, master of suspense and New York Times bestselling author Mary Kubica takes domestic secrets to a whole new level, showing that some people will stop at nothing to keep the truth buried.

"I'm shamelessly addicted to Mary Kubica's juicy, unpredictable reads, as much for her well-rounded, fully human, flawed characters as her sizzling plots--and she just keeps getting better. LOCAL WOMAN MISSING is a propulsive journey through a winding maze of secrets, leading to a jaw-dropping twist that I never saw coming. Loved every minute." --Joshilyn Jackson, New York Times bestselling author of Never Have I Ever

"Dark and twisty, with all the white-knuckle tension and jaw-dropping surprises readers have come to expect from Mary Kubica." --Riley Sager, New York Times bestselling author of Home Before Dark

About the Speakers

Mary Kubica is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of THE GOOD GIRL and PRETTY BABY. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, in History and American Literature. She lives outside of Chicago with her husband and two children and enjoys photography, gardening and caring for the animals at a local shelter.

Kimberly McCreight is the New York Times bestselling author of Reconstructing Amelia, which was nominated for the Edgar, Anthony, and Alex Awards; Where They Found Her; and The Outliers young adult trilogy. She attended Vassar College and graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two daughters.

You may purchase a copy of Local Woman Missing from Left Bank Books online or by phone. If you opt to only purchase the $5 event ticket, you may do so online. Either way, you must provide an email address to be invited to the private online event. If you have purchased the book or event ticket from Left Bank, you will receive an email event REMINDER a few days prior to the event. You will receive the actual email invite with the LINK to join the private online event on the DAY OF the event.

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

https://www.left-bank.com/event/mary-kubica-local-woman-missing

19
May
2021

05-19-2021 - 11-27-2021 3:00 pm

Literature, language, and philosophy are at the core of Buzz Spector’s work. He is a contemporary Conceptual artist who explores the aesthetic possibilities of language, paper, and books. Buzz Spector: Alterations spans the artist’s career from the 1970s to the present and includes drawings, altered books, postcard assemblages, collages, and more.

Spector is internationally recognized for his contributions to the field of contemporary art. He taught painting, sculpture, and two-dimensional design at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis for a decade before retiring in 2019. This is the first presentation of the artist’s work at a St. Louis museum.

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

https://www.slam.org/exhibitions/buzz-spector-alterations/

19
May
2021

Artists explore traveling to a situation in the future, or recreate a lost moment from their past that they missed that moment to photograph or paint; yet years later the image is still burned in their mind. This is that chance to relive that fleeting moment of that stranger's smile in a crowd...a sunny day at the beer garden....

Gallery hours Tue - Fri 9-4,  Sat 11-2

RECEPTION: Live music May 21, 5-7 pm. Bring your mask.

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

 

20
May
2021

05-20-2021 - 11-28-2021 3:00 pm

Literature, language, and philosophy are at the core of Buzz Spector’s work. He is a contemporary Conceptual artist who explores the aesthetic possibilities of language, paper, and books. Buzz Spector: Alterations spans the artist’s career from the 1970s to the present and includes drawings, altered books, postcard assemblages, collages, and more.

Spector is internationally recognized for his contributions to the field of contemporary art. He taught painting, sculpture, and two-dimensional design at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis for a decade before retiring in 2019. This is the first presentation of the artist’s work at a St. Louis museum.

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

https://www.slam.org/exhibitions/buzz-spector-alterations/

20
May
2021

Artists explore traveling to a situation in the future, or recreate a lost moment from their past that they missed that moment to photograph or paint; yet years later the image is still burned in their mind. This is that chance to relive that fleeting moment of that stranger's smile in a crowd...a sunny day at the beer garden....

Gallery hours Tue - Fri 9-4,  Sat 11-2

RECEPTION: Live music May 21, 5-7 pm. Bring your mask.

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

 

20
May
2021

05-20-2021
Online

Join NCJWSTL for our May Lunch & Learn as we watch and discuss “Segregated by Design,” a powerful and engaging video that details how our federal, state, and local governments segregated metropolitan areas, including St. Louis, by imposing unconstitutional residential policies.

St. Louis is divided along many lines and race plays a role in every one of those divisions. It determines our future because if you make a transparent map of racial segregation and lay it over other maps – political power, cultural influence, health, wealth, education, and employment – the pattern repeats itself. Why was segregation more dramatic here in St. Louis than it was in other Midwestern cities? Why hasn’t it lifted as quickly?

Lisa Mandel, a realtor working to create affordable housing opportunities in St. Louis, a member of the Urban Land Institute, a Metro Housing Task Force member, and a part of the St. Patrick’s Center Landlord Advisory Group, will also present on the impact of these policies in St. Louis.

For more information and to RSVP, please visit: https://bit.ly/3as4f2z

20
May
2021

05-20-2021

STAR (St Louis Avian Rescue) will receive 15% of all food purchases on dine in AND TAKE OUT at Texas Roadhouse-Ballwin on May 20, 2021! Simply show your server a copy of our flyer when you go to pay and Texas Roadhouse will donate 15% of your total food purchases to STAR. Download and print the flyer or save it to your cellphone. Please note our dine to donate fundraiser is taking place at the location in Ballwin, MO. For more information: https://fb.me/e/1jWTqj5g1 or www.staravian.org

20
May
2021

Come join us for a night of music and fun with Rhonda Vincent & The Rage. Newest Grand Ole Opry Member Inductee. The Grammy Award Winning Queen of Bluegrass-Rhonda Vincent 8-time IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year! Most Award Winning Group in Bluegrass Music History!

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

https://www.dardenneprairie.org/parks_and_recreation/events/rhonda_vincent_concert/index.php