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Upcoming events

11
Jun
2022

06-11-2022

Bluegrass Jam open to all ages and skill levels at the Berger Jam Hut hosted by the Rowdy Wranglers String band, 3 miles east of Hermann on highway 100, 3:00 to 6:00 every Saturday. For more info. call Louis Klingert at 314-520-5859.

 

11
Jun
2022

That sound! The irresistible sound of soaring trumpets, robust trombones, wailing saxophones, and that swinging rhythm section…the sound of The MOBB - The Missouri Big Band. The Missouri Big Band is a swinging, screaming, and roaring 17-piece St. Louis Big Band that celebrates the best Swing and Jazz big band music of all time. Join us under the stars for a free night of big band standards featuring The MOBB (The Missouri Big Band). There is plenty of room for social distancing so bring your lawn chairs, coolers, and blankets to spread out and listen to The MOBB under the direction of Joe Pappas and featuring vocalist, Joe Scalzitti. This perennial favorite will play all your favorites and will pull you to the dance floor when you aren't singing along.

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

https://themobb.net/Swingin-Under-the-Stars/

11
Jun
2022

06-11-2022

Circus Flora is going underground! The caves beneath St Louis have fascinated the city’s residents for generations. Each cave has its own story, its own mystery, its own secrets. In “The Quest for the Innkeeper’s Cask,” Circus Flora’s troupe seeks an ancient relic, rumored to have mystical powers, and believed to be somewhere beneath the city’s streets. But it seems that someone does not want the Cask to be found—the closer it is, the more obstacles and boobytraps seem to be in the way. Acrobats, daredevils, aerialists, comedians and more tell this wondrous story in a way that only Circus Flora can. Remind your family that adventure and excitement are everywhere, even underneath our city’s streets!

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

https://www.metrotix.com/events/detail/circus-flora

11
Jun
2022

Celebrate the history of Young Audiences Arts for Learning in St. Louis with six esteemed YA alumni and a night of unforgettable music at this benefit concert for Springboard to Learning! Join us for An Evening of Jazz with renowned jazz vocalist Karla Harris, featuring the "First Lady of St. Louis Jazz" Jeanne Trevor, Rick Gianino, Jay Hungerford, Spud Taylor, and Rick Zelle!

Tickets available at https://springboardstl.org/jazz

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

11
Jun
2022

A habitat is a place where an animal can live because there is sufficient food, water, shelter, and space for it to live and thrive. During this walk you can visit 3 exploration stations to find our what makes each one unique and important to the wildlife living there. Passport to Exploring Columbia Bottom takes place on Saturday, June 11th from 7pm to 8:45pm starting at Lot “K” at Columbia Bottom Conservation Area in North St Louis County.

 

11
Jun
2022

06-11-2022

4 nights of great music brought to you by the folks at Twangest.

Night 1 ft. Katie Pruitt & Lilly Hiatt

Night 2 ft. Ha Ha Tonka, Aaron Lee Tasjan, and Yard Eagle

Night 3 ft. The Jayhawks, Steve Dawson & the Lucid Dreams, and Prairie Rehab

Night 4 ft. Cracker, John Paul Keith, and Little Dylan

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

http://offbroadwaystl.com

11
Jun
2022

Opera Theatre of Saint Louis presents the World Premiere of the New Performing Edition of the opera Harvey Milk by Stewart Wallace and Michael Korie, accompanied by members of the St. Louis Symphony.

Hope will never be silent.

Based on the true story of Harvey Milk, this opera delves into the tumultuous era of the 1970s to trace one young man’s rise to lead a movement. During his time as the “Mayor of Castro Street,” Harvey Milk fought for the rights of the disenfranchised…and paid the ultimate price for his work to advance those freedoms. Through Milk’s legacy, we are reminded that we are more united than divided, regardless of our background.

Co-commissioned by Opera Parallèle and Opera Theatre of Saint Louis.

All performances are sung in English with projected supertitles.

Are you a Young Friend under 45? Buy a ticket for our Young Friends Night and enjoy an all-inclusive social experience complete with pre-show dinner buffet, open bar, and the opera.

Fully enjoy the Opera Theatre experience with preshow picnics and post-show cocktails in the Mesker Festival Gardens.

*Audio Description Services provided on June 15, 23, & 25.

*ASL services provided on June 17.

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

https://opera-stl.org/whats-on/harvey-milk/

11
Jun
2022

06-11-2022

The Gaslight Squares are a traditional jazz band based in St. Louis, Missouri.

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

http://www.thefriscostl.com/events

11
Jun
2022

06-11-2022

Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis’ Urinetown is an outrageous musical fable of greed, corruption, love, revolution, and urination, set in a time when water is worth its weight in gold and there's no such thing as a free pee. In this near-future dystopian Gotham, a severe 20-year drought has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. Citizens are forced to use public “amenities” now, regulated by a single malevolent corporation that profits from one of humanity’s most basic needs. But from the ruins of Democracy and courtesy flushes, an unlikely hero floats to the top, who decides he's held it long enough, and he launches a People's Revolution to lead them all to urinary freedom! This 2001 neo musical comedy helped catapult American musical theatre into the new millennium, with its rule-shattering tear through the traditions and conventions of Broadway. New Line produced the show in 2007 to rave reviews.

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

11
Jun
2022

06-11-2022

The Sapsuckers write and perform original country music that blends humor, heartache, and honkytonk. Featuring lead vocalist Nikki Grossman (fiddle, vocals, guitar) and anchored in the songwriting team of Grossman and Joe Hart (guitar, vocals, mandolin), the band’s style ranges from hillbilly roots to Nashville pop, while their engaging performance style has earned a growing fanbase in the Midwest and beyond. 

Formed as an acoustic duo in 2013, the couple began performing with a backing band in 2019, and is currently booking shows in both configurations. Their fourth studio album will be released in 2022. Recorded at Native Sound Recordings in Saint Louis and co-produced by Ryan Koenig (Pokey LaFarge, Rum Drum Ramblers, The Goldenrods), the new record features the expanded lineup of the band.

The duo has recorded three albums: “Don’t Think About Tomorrow Tonight” (2018) was launched at an official SXSW showcase, where they earned a standing ovation, as well as numerous Midwest tour dates. The album was co-produced by John Wood (Richard and Linda Thompson, Cat Stevens, Incredible String Band). The Sapsucker’s video for the song “Fools Were Made to be Broken” was premiered by Radio Heartland on Minnesota Public Radio, The Current. “Ocooch Mountain Home,” (2015), received high praise from the likes of fROOTS, Bluegrass Today, and Country Music People UK. “Speaking of Music” (2013) captures the old-timey roots of the band. Grossman and Hart live with their daughter on a rural homestead in Southwestern Wisconsin. Frequently on the road, they work with steady bands based in St. Louis and Minneapolis.

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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11
Jun
2022

06-11-2022

Touring acts Tommy Goodroad and Boy Howdy supported by local bands Glory'N Perfection and Still Animals at CBGB's.

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

12
Jun
2022

Opera Theatre of Saint Louis presents the opera The Magic Flute by Mozart, accompanied by members of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.

It’s open season for enchantment. Serpents and sorcerers are no match for true love. Prince Tamino is on a high-paced adventure to save the princess Pamina from the clutches of the evil Sarastro. But he’s not alone — his loyal bird-catching friend Papageno, two magical instruments, and three benevolent spirits are ready to help him through every trial. A whimsical and timeless story that features some of Mozart’s most beloved music, The Magic Flute is a favorite for all ages! All performances are sung in English with projected supertitles.

Are you a Young Friend under 45? Buy a ticket for our Young Friends Night and enjoy an all-inclusive social experience complete with pre-show dinner buffet, open bar, and the opera.

Fully enjoy the Opera Theatre experience with preshow picnics and post-show cocktails in the Mesker Festival Gardens.

*Audio Description Services provided on June 2, 14, and 18.

*ASL services provided on June 10.

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

https://opera-stl.org/whats-on/the-magic-flute/

12
Jun
2022

06-12-2022

Colm Broderick (County Carlow, Ireland) and Patrick Finley (Atlanta, Georgia) have created a wonderful partnership in Irish traditional music. Colm is a multiple All-Ireland champion piper and was selected by Na Píobairí Uilleann as the inheritor of Liam Ó Floinn’s pipes, on Liam’s death in 2018. Having recently been awarded the Gold medal at the Seán O’Riada Bonn Oir competition in Baile Mhuirne, Co. Cork, Colm was invited to a private reception in Áras an Uachtaráin hosted by the President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins. While here Colm performed a private concert for the president. Patrick, a multiple All-Ireland champion fiddler, plays with a unique style with influences from Sligo and Clare music. Patrick began playing the fiddle at the age of four, joining the Atlanta Irish Music School, and eventually studying with Sligo fiddler Oisín Mac Diarmada. Patrick is also an experienced music teacher, having co-founded the Phoenix School of Irish Arts in Atlanta, teaching Irish music on a variety of instruments. Together, they focus on creating a refreshingly traditional style of music on the pipes and fiddle.

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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12
Jun
2022

06-12-2022

Circus Flora is going underground! The caves beneath St Louis have fascinated the city’s residents for generations. Each cave has its own story, its own mystery, its own secrets. In “The Quest for the Innkeeper’s Cask,” Circus Flora’s troupe seeks an ancient relic, rumored to have mystical powers, and believed to be somewhere beneath the city’s streets. But it seems that someone does not want the Cask to be found—the closer it is, the more obstacles and boobytraps seem to be in the way. Acrobats, daredevils, aerialists, comedians and more tell this wondrous story in a way that only Circus Flora can. Remind your family that adventure and excitement are everywhere, even underneath our city’s streets!

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

https://www.metrotix.com/events/detail/circus-flora

12
Jun
2022

06-12-2022

4 nights of great music brought to you by the folks at Twangest.

Night 1 ft. Katie Pruitt & Lilly Hiatt

Night 2 ft. Ha Ha Tonka, Aaron Lee Tasjan, and Yard Eagle

Night 3 ft. The Jayhawks, Steve Dawson & the Lucid Dreams, and Prairie Rehab

Night 4 ft. Cracker, John Paul Keith, and Little Dylan

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

http://offbroadwaystl.com

12
Jun
2022

06-12-2022

Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis’ Urinetown is an outrageous musical fable of greed, corruption, love, revolution, and urination, set in a time when water is worth its weight in gold and there's no such thing as a free pee. In this near-future dystopian Gotham, a severe 20-year drought has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. Citizens are forced to use public “amenities” now, regulated by a single malevolent corporation that profits from one of humanity’s most basic needs. But from the ruins of Democracy and courtesy flushes, an unlikely hero floats to the top, who decides he's held it long enough, and he launches a People's Revolution to lead them all to urinary freedom! This 2001 neo musical comedy helped catapult American musical theatre into the new millennium, with its rule-shattering tear through the traditions and conventions of Broadway. New Line produced the show in 2007 to rave reviews.

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

12
Jun
2022

06-12-2022

A Sunday evening drag event! Hosted by Aiden Control and Tiffany Sapphire, this drag extravaganza will feature performances by both hosts as well as Lola Control and Moxxi Mayhem!

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

13
Jun
2022

Opera Theatre of Saint Louis presents the opera The Magic Flute by Mozart, accompanied by members of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.

It’s open season for enchantment. Serpents and sorcerers are no match for true love. Prince Tamino is on a high-paced adventure to save the princess Pamina from the clutches of the evil Sarastro. But he’s not alone — his loyal bird-catching friend Papageno, two magical instruments, and three benevolent spirits are ready to help him through every trial. A whimsical and timeless story that features some of Mozart’s most beloved music, The Magic Flute is a favorite for all ages! All performances are sung in English with projected supertitles.

Are you a Young Friend under 45? Buy a ticket for our Young Friends Night and enjoy an all-inclusive social experience complete with pre-show dinner buffet, open bar, and the opera.

Fully enjoy the Opera Theatre experience with preshow picnics and post-show cocktails in the Mesker Festival Gardens.

*Audio Description Services provided on June 2, 14, and 18.

*ASL services provided on June 10.

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

https://opera-stl.org/whats-on/the-magic-flute/

13
Jun
2022

06-13-2022

Circus Flora is going underground! The caves beneath St Louis have fascinated the city’s residents for generations. Each cave has its own story, its own mystery, its own secrets. In “The Quest for the Innkeeper’s Cask,” Circus Flora’s troupe seeks an ancient relic, rumored to have mystical powers, and believed to be somewhere beneath the city’s streets. But it seems that someone does not want the Cask to be found—the closer it is, the more obstacles and boobytraps seem to be in the way. Acrobats, daredevils, aerialists, comedians and more tell this wondrous story in a way that only Circus Flora can. Remind your family that adventure and excitement are everywhere, even underneath our city’s streets!

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

https://www.metrotix.com/events/detail/circus-flora

13
Jun
2022

06-13-2022
Online

Left Bank Books and Books & Books with Miami Book Fair + independent bookstores  welcome acclaimed & award winning author Mark Kurlansky virtually, to celebrate the release of "The Importance of Not Being Ernest" at 7pm Monday, June 13th. Order a copy of "The Importance of Not Being Ernest: My Life with the Uninvited Hemingway," from Left Bank Books or RSVP to gain access to the event & support authors and independent bookstores! Please purchase before June 13th, 6pm CT to gain access to the event. An email will be sent the day of the event for attendees. If you are not able to attend live, a recording will be available a few days after the event for people who have purchased the book.

Mark Kurlansky was born in Hartford, Connecticut. After receiving a BA in Theater from Butler University in 1970--and refusing to serve in the military--Kurlansky worked in New York as a playwright, having a number of off-off Broadway productions, and as a playwright-in-residence at Brooklyn College. He has worked many other jobs, including as a commercial fisherman, a dock worker, a paralegal, a cook, and a pastry chef. In the mid-1970s he turned to journalism, and from 1976 to 1991 he worked as a foreign correspondent for The International Herald Tribune, The Chicago Tribune, The Miami Herald, and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Based in Paris and then Mexico, he reported on Europe, West Africa, Southeast Asia, Central America, Latin America, and the Caribbean. His articles have appeared in a wide variety of newspapers and magazines, including The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Miami Herald, The Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Times, Time, The New York Times and many more. He has had 35 books published including fiction, nonfiction, and children's books. His books include "Havana," "Cod," "Salt," "Paper," "The Basque History of the World, 1968," "The Big Oyster," among other titles. He has received the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, Bon Appetit's Food Writer of the Year Award, the James Beard Award, and the Glenfiddich Award. He lives in New York City. 

An Ernest Hemingway Biography Like No Other 

"For all that's already been written about Hemingway, "The Importance of Not Being Ernest" illuminates his life and works in ways not seen before." --Sigrid Nunez, National Book Award winner and author of The Friend and What Are You Going Through. Discover Hemingway's biography through the eyes of a fellow author and journalist. New York Times bestselling author of Salt, Mark Kurlansky turns his historical eye to the life of Ernest Hemingway. Sometimes funny, sometimes sad, "The Importance of Not Being Ernest" shows the huge shadow Hemingway casts. 

The perfect gift for writers. By a series of coincidences, Mark Kurlansky's life has always been intertwined with Ernest Hemingway's legend, starting with being in Idaho the day of Hemingway's death. "The Importance of Not Being Ernest" explores the intersections between Hemingway's and Kurlansky's lives, resulting in creative accounts of two inspiring writing careers. Travel the world with Mark Kurlansky and Ernest Hemingway in this personal memoir, where Kurlansky details his ten years in Paris and his time as a journalist in Spain--both cities important to Hemingway's adventurous life and prolific writing.

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/mark-kurlansky-importance-not-being-ernest-my-life-uninvited-hemingway