Upcoming events

06
Dec
2019

12-06-2019 12:00 am - 06-15-2020 2:00 am

Saunders Schultz (1927-2017) was a prominent St. Louis artist and among the founders of the concept of Architectural / Environmental Sculpture. He was cofounder of Scopia Studio with fellow St. Louisan William Severson (1924 - 1999), and contributed to nearly 300 monumental works over his career; these diverse sculptures are found throughout St. Louis, in 37 states, and around the world. 

This focused exhibition presents examples of drawings, paintings and sculpture that illustrate Schultz’s affinity for nature as his primary inspiration. The drawings and paintings in this exhibition reveal the complex ways in which Schultz captured the shapes of leaves, trees, flowing water, and in some cases capturing the concept of rushing air. Despite their small size, these pieces still convey the grace, complexity, and monumentality of the site-specific works for which Schultz is known.

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

http://www.umsl.edu/mercantile/events-and-exhibitions/

06
Dec
2019

The Bonsack Gallery opens In a Time of Greatness, a solo show by Thad Duhigg, with a reception from 5:30 to 7:30 pm on Friday, December 6. The exhibit runs through February 14.

The word “landscape,” is nearly synonymous with painting. Thad Duhigg subverts this tradition by creating landscape sculptures. Cast in bronze, they reference the pastoral in art as well as classical statuary found in and around museums, parks and public buildings. However, Duhigg’s subject matter — including immigration, mass surveillance, ecological collapse and terrorism —is completely contemporary. Devoid of human figures, each landscape is a staging ground for disasters large and small. The tip of a tornado touches down to earth; agricultural chemicals seep into the soil between cornstalks; an empty raft, much like the ones used by Syrian refugees escaping war, swirls in the ocean. Duhigg’s use of bronze also evokes the military use of the metal, including armor, cannons, helmets and spears. By placing each piece on a plinth like those used for Greco-Roman and neoclassical sculptures, Duhigg asks the viewer to direct their gaze upward, and to question what they place on a pedestal. In addition to cast metal, Duhigg creates sculptures using wood, steel fabrication and modeling. 

Thad Duhigg is currently professor of sculpture in the department of art and design at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. He received an MFA from Syracuse University and a BFA from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Duhigg has exhibited at Laumeier Sculpture Park, the Rockford Art Museum, the Amarillo Museum of Art, the Huntsville Museum of Art and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. He received a Fulbright Senior Scholar Award to Budapest, Hungary. For more information, visit www.thadduhigg.com.

http://www.jburroughs.org

06
Dec
2019

12-06-2019
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06
Dec
2019

12-06-2019 - 02-28-2020 8:00 pm

Gallery 210 is pleased to present an exhibition of mixed media drawings by St. Louis artist Howard Barry. The exhibition Inertia opens on September 14 at 4PM with an artist’s talk followed by a reception for the artist from 5PM to 7PM. 

Howard Barry's artwork can be read as asserting the subjective value of the individual against the injustices of contemporary life. Barry's drawings – of historic civil rights images and as images of the present-day Black Lives Matter struggle – are in a feverishly present conversation with their surface. At a very deep level his drawings are an assertion of mortality against the false idea that history, and its oppressions, are over.

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

http://gallery210.umsl.edu/

06
Dec
2019

12-06-2019 - 02-28-2020 8:00 am

Gallery 210 is pleased to present the video “Chicago Cottages” by noted Chicago photographer Jane Calvin. The exhibition opens on September 14 with a reception for the artist from 5PM to 7PM. 

Jane Calvin’s video is an accidental documentary that came about when her assistant, Eve Kalugin, discovered these photographs in a box in one of the artist’s files. These once forgotten images are reminders of buildings and communities dissolving under the relentless assault of real estate development. Of this work Calvin writes: I actually made the photographs that comprise this body of work in the 1970’s. I dragged my rented 4x5 view camera into the Pilsen area, inspired by a beloved professor at the School of the Art Institute, Harold Allen, who lived in the area and was himself an architectural photographer. He understood the uniqueness of this architecture, and certainly was familiar with the area. It was summer and hot and the children of the area were fascinated by what I was doing. So, each time I emerged from beneath the black cloth covering the camera, I was surrounded by a ‘mob’ of small, curious kids. I enjoyed the activity, and the lively quality of the neighborhood, which no longer exists thanks to ruthless gentrification.

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

http://gallery210.umsl.edu

06
Dec
2019

12-06-2019 - 02-07-2020 10:00 pm

Tour 6:00 pm

DJ 7:00 pm

The first Friday of every month is a culture fest in the Grand Center Arts District, when CAM and its neighboring art institutions are open for the evening. CAM invites you for an exhibition tour, a drink at the bar, and a set by a guest DJ.

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

06
Dec
2019

Tour 6:00 pm

DJ 7:00 pm

The first Friday of every month is a culture fest in the Grand Center Arts District, when CAM and its neighboring art institutions are open for the evening. CAM invites you for an exhibition tour, a drink at the bar, and a set by 2019 DJ-in-residence Syna So Pro.

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

06
Dec
2019

Enjoy the opening reception for Roberta Rose's mixed media paintings entitled: "Looking Down:  Landscapes Beneath Your Feet". She debuted as an emerging artist at this year's Clayton Art Fair and her work is not to be missed. You will marvel at the realness of a chalk-drawn hopscotch grid on a sidewalk complete with a half eaten cookie. You'll be tempted to grab that cookie and pop it in your mouth. Join us for the reception from 5:30 - 7:30 pm on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019.

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

http://www.union-avenue.org/arts

06
Dec
2019

Born in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1965, Turner Prize-winning artist Susan Philipsz is best known for her works that explore the potential of sound—often including her own, untrained voice—to define space and its interaction with architecture. Created in response to specific space and their architectural, environmental, and historic contexts, Philipsz’s sound installations bring to life the meaning of the places in which they are sited. Join Associate Curator Stephanie Weissberg on a guided tour of the exhibition.

For more information, contact Katie Hasler-Peissig at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

https://pulitzerarts.org/program/curatorial-tour-susan-philipsz-december/

06
Dec
2019

12-06-2019

From costumed carolers to horse drawn carriage rides, the Maplewood Christmas Tree Walk radiates holiday spirit that is reminiscent of Charles Dickens’ "A Christmas Carol!"

After the grand lighting of the tree and the arrival of Santa, visitors can enjoy a carriage ride and sip hot chocolate while visiting merchant open houses throughout Maplewood. Business storefronts will be decked out for the season with many featuring live entertainment, complimentary refreshments and special discounts throughout the evening.

For full list of registered vendors, see the event page here: http://midcountychamber.org/programs-events/christmas-tree-walk/

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

06
Dec
2019

Ballet 314 brings St. Louis’ favorite historical event and everyone’s most treasured holiday classic together in this first-ever re-telling of The Nutcracker & the World’s Fair. Join Clara and her family as they make memories through the sights, sounds, and sweets of the St. Louis 1904 World’s Fair. This narrated, family-friendly professional production incorporates members of our community of all ages to leave audience members smiling and dancing along to familiar tunes with St. Louis historical flare.

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

https://www.aplos.com/aws/events/the_nutcracker_the_worlds_fair

06
Dec
2019

Celebrate the CWE Cocktail Party at Bar Italia

December 6, 2019 

7:00pm - 10:00pm 

Applaud our outstanding CWEA award recipients: 

Polk Award: James J. Dwyer

Renaissance Award: Left Bank Books

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

https://centralwestendassocation.wildapricot.org/event-3614613

06
Dec
2019

The St. Louis English Country Dancers will hold their annual HOLIDAY DANCE on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. The workshop will be held at 7:00 p.m.; the dance runs from 7:30-9:30. Calling by Peter Wollenberg. Live music by the Original Speckled Band. Location: First Congregational Church, 6501 Wydown Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63105.

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

http://www.stlecd.org

06
Dec
2019

12-06-2019

Special guests:

Rich McDonough - Legendary St Louis Blues Guitarist

Craig Straubinger - Legendary St Louis Rockabilly master from the Trip Daddys

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

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06
Dec
2019

12-06-2019
The Monocle

A night of world beat fusion music featuring Final Veil's live blend of bellydance, electronic and rock music with a full bellydance showcase. 9 featured dancers will perform. The Tory Starbuck Project opens the night with middle eastern experimental music. This show features hypnotic sounds, alluring dancers, and a visual and audio world to delight and intrigue the audience!

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

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06
Dec
2019

12-06-2019

One of the greatest eras in the history of entertainment, Classic Vegas meets the holiday season head-on. The style, the entertainers, all brought to life and rolled up into your favorite holiday tunes by award winning actor, singer, impressionist, Dean Christopher and his band. A holiday show you soon won’t forget. Not to mention a surefire way to get into the holiday spirit.

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

https://bluestrawberrystl.com/show/detail/32

06
Dec
2019

12-06-2019

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Glengarry Glen Ross and Speed-The-Plow takes us into the lives of two actors: John, young and rising into the first flush of his success; and Robert, older, anxious, and beginning to wane. Their short, spare, and increasingly raw exchanges reveal the estrangement of youth from age and the wider, inevitable and endless cycle of life, in and out of the theatre. Directed by John Contini. Cast: William Roth, Ryan Lawson-Maeske.

TICKETS

General Admission: $35

Students w/ID & Seniors 65+: $30

https://www.ticketmaster.com/venue/50324

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

http://stlas.org/play/a-life-in-the-theater/

06
Dec
2019

12-06-2019

This year marks the sixteenth year that Rough Shop will be at the Focal Point to offer up their take on the holiday season. Find out why these shows have become an annual tradition for so many. It’s all there – the wonder, the longing, the joy, the beauty, the feeling of loneliness for some, the celebration. It all comes through in the original songs by Rough Shop and the wide array of Christmas and holiday songs by other artists that they select to play. Of course, a celebration of this scale is too immense for the five-member Rough Shop to pull off on their own which is why they bring in singers and players from other St. Louis bands to join the Yuletide festivities.

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

http://thefocalpoint.org/about/concerts

06
Dec
2019

12-06-2019

Hot Jazz, Hokum & Low-Down Blues! • Spanning the 1920's & 30's and guaranteed to make you wanna' Dance, Shimmy, Shake or at the very least tap your feet! 

Fronted by the powerhouse vocals of Valerie Kirchhoff, and fueled by a hard-driving rhythm section and gutbucket horns, Miss Jubilee draws its bluesy sound from the rich traditions of St. Louis and Chicago's South Side. Presented with authenticity and an infectious energy, Miss Jubilee is a favorite for fans of all ages!

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

https://www.thefriscostl.com/music-events

07
Dec
2019

12-07-2019 12:00 am - 06-16-2020 2:00 am

Saunders Schultz (1927-2017) was a prominent St. Louis artist and among the founders of the concept of Architectural / Environmental Sculpture. He was cofounder of Scopia Studio with fellow St. Louisan William Severson (1924 - 1999), and contributed to nearly 300 monumental works over his career; these diverse sculptures are found throughout St. Louis, in 37 states, and around the world. 

This focused exhibition presents examples of drawings, paintings and sculpture that illustrate Schultz’s affinity for nature as his primary inspiration. The drawings and paintings in this exhibition reveal the complex ways in which Schultz captured the shapes of leaves, trees, flowing water, and in some cases capturing the concept of rushing air. Despite their small size, these pieces still convey the grace, complexity, and monumentality of the site-specific works for which Schultz is known.

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

http://www.umsl.edu/mercantile/events-and-exhibitions/