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Upcoming events

30
Jul
2021

07-30-2021

Gloria Attoun (Ah-TUNE) and Michael Bauermeister (Bower-My-Stir) will be performing at Blumenhof Winery in Dutzow, Missouri from 5 pm until 8 pm.

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

30
Jul
2021

Experience the first COCA Summer Musical in the Catherine B. Berges Theatre—or from your own home—with Billy Elliot! Our summer musical features some of the best triple-threat talent in St. Louis with COCA’s leading performers, local apprentice actors, and regional professional performers all coming together under the direction of Nancy Bell for an uplifting and energetic theatre experience you don’t want to miss.

Set in a village in northeast England during the miners’ strike of 1984/5, Billy Elliot tells the story of a young boy who transcends class and circumstance to become a ballet star.

The show follows Billy’s journey from boxing ring to ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance that unites his family, inspires his community and changes his life. The powerful melodies of Elton John’s score take us on the journey of a child’s emotional struggle. Based on the acclaimed film and garnering Tony, Drama Desk and Oliver Awards—Billy Elliot is a heartwarming and triumphant tale.

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/billyelliot/

30
Jul
2021

07-30-2021

An evening you don't want to miss as Kevin Gruen performs original tunes and new takes on old blues rock classics in historic downtown Alton, IL!

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

30
Jul
2021

Ignite rates this production PG-13 due to mature content.  

This multi-award-winning musical follows a scarred woman who embarks on a cross-country bus trip to be healed by a minister... discovering the true meaning of beauty along the way.  Winner of the Drama Critics' Circle Award and Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical when it premiered Off-Broadway in 1997, and then on to a Tony-nominated Broadway debut in 2014 with a revised version, Violet is a moving musical featuring show-stopping anthems, ranging from American-roots to folk to gospel. This production is Ignite's return to live theatre, yay!

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

http://www.ignitewithus.org/violet-ticketing

30
Jul
2021

Celebrating nearly 40 years of bringing their authentic blend of ska, rocksteady, and reggae to Saint Louis, the Murder City Players perform as part of the Tower Groove Concerts series at the Stupp Center at Tower Grove Park. Doors at 6, show at 7pm.

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

30
Jul
2021

07-30-2021

If you are looking for that special combination of live music, a jovial atmosphere and small-town charm, then you need to know about the Summer Music Series in historic Ste. Genevieve. Featuring a variety of musical styles ranging from soulful rhythm and blues to convincing musical tributes, the Summer Music Series takes place every Friday night in June and July. The Summer Music Series brings regional touring acts to perform live on stage at the Orris, a former movie theater in the historic district of downtown Ste. Genevieve. Doors open at 6:30, and performances begin at 8:00.

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

https://www.stegenchamber.org/summer-music-series/

30
Jul
2021

07-30-2021

Bring your buddies for blues and beer at Hammerstone's in Soulard!

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

31
Jul
2021

The Calhoun County Classic is a hidden gem of a ride with 360 degrees of green pastures, orchards, and rivers over rolling whispering roads. Push yourself while you explore some of the most picturesque views of the Mississippi River Valley. 

We are proud to partner with our friends at Pedal the Cause for this year’s inaugural ride by adding it as an official ride in the Pedal The Cause Training Series. It’s time to shake out those legs for the big weekend. 

Pedal the Cause takes place September 25 & 26, 2021. 100% of participant-raised funds support local cancer research at Siteman Cancer Center and Siteman Kids at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

Schlafly Beer is the official beer sponsor of the 2021 Trailnet Classics. 

Want to really push yourself? The St. Louis Cycling Alliance will lead a “race pace” group ride on the long route.

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

31
Jul
2021

07-31-2021

The Foundry Art Centre is excited to offer a unique Summer Art Camp where art and activities encourage creative collaboration, develop artistic skills, and present innovative ways art impacts the world! A green theme will promote eco-art and engage creative expression focused on reducing, reusing, and recycling. Register by March 20th for a waived registration fee.

Students K-8th grade will discover inspiration along the Katy trail through the Foundry’s exhibitions in photography, painting, and installation this summer. Campers will enjoy painting outside, planting a butterfly garden, and creating a giant mural of plastic bottle caps! In addition to collaborative projects they’ll enjoy making individual works of art to take home and share with family and friends. Camper’s will work on their very own clay projects, painting, sculpting, printmaking and more! They will display their artwork at the end of each session in an Art Exhibit. Sign up today and help your child discover their artistic voice!

The Foundry’s week-long, full-day Art Camps are taught by experienced art teachers that foster self-expression through social and environmental engagements. A small classroom with student-teacher ratio of 1:15 helps cultivate a classroom of trust and artistic development. Students will be divided based on age and all materials are provided. Registration includes a camp t-shirt and exciting sessions of climbing and team building at Climb So iLL! Protocols for COVID, including mask-wearing and hand washing that are currently practiced by area schools will keep each camper and their families safe this summer.

REGISTER NOW!

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

http://foundryartcentre.org/art-camp

31
Jul
2021

History comes alive in historic Ste. Genevieve on Saturdays. Beginning in April, enjoy “Hands-On History” presentations, demonstrations, music, and craft activities at historic sites. Take a free walking tour and learn about fascinating aspects of historic Ste. Genevieve. Enjoy the ambiance created by costumed strollers and various musicians and crafters on hand to greet visitors. Kids can try throwing a tomahawk, "shop" in a vintage store, or "attend" a French school. Come interact with these special presenters!

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

http://www.VisitSteGen.com

31
Jul
2021

07-31-2021

Landmarks Downtown St. Louis Walking Tours: History, Culture, Architecture and Exercise: What could be better on a Saturday morning?

Explore the fascinating history, culture and architectural legacy of Downtown St. Louis from the city's founding through its current development. We offer two regularly-scheduled tours on Saturdays at 10 am from June 19 to October 30.

Tours are limited to 10 people and last about 2 and a half hours, covering about two miles at a leisurely pace. Tickets are $10 and are available on our website (children under 12 are free).

EAST TOUR: Explore the architectural legacy of the heart of the city. From the bustling Riverfront of the French-America entrepreneurs to the skyscrapers of the 20th century, you'll find famous architectural and engineering marvels, including these highlights: Old Courthouse | Old Cathedral | Eads Bridge | Gateway Arch | Old Post Office | Wainwright Building

WEST TOUR: St. Louis' grandest public buildings are a testament to the city's ambitions during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Explore their history, architectural significance and how they changed the area from blighted to monumental, including these highlights: Union Station | Stifel Theatre | Central Library | City Hall | Campbell House | Soldiers Memorial

Purchase Tickets in advance at: https://LandmarksTours-STL.org 

#LandmarksToursSTL

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

31
Jul
2021

07-31-2021
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.

 

31
Jul
2021

Exhibit of memory mosaics that celebrate life by Brenda A. Fraser. RECEPTION Friday July 9, 5:30 - 8:30.

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

31
Jul
2021

07-31-2021

Fill your belly with grub and your ears with great live music!

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

31
Jul
2021

07-31-2021

The Skylark Brothers Band returns to Longshot Tiki Bar on the river in Portage des Siuox, 3-7p.

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

31
Jul
2021

Performing: LADY J HUSTON SHOW.

This is an outdoor, live music series in the downtown MX District. Come support local musicians at a safe, socially distant, mask-required and clean location. Bring your own chair!

On the corner of Washington Ave. & 6th St. 

A special thank you to our wonderful sponsors: the National Blues Museum, Ameren Missouri, PNC Bank, National Endowment for the Arts and Urban Chestnut Brewing Company.

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

http://nationalbluesmuseum.org

31
Jul
2021

07-31-2021

Goshen Coffee Co. 1 Year Anniversary Party. Live music by Poor Dirty Astronauts. Come by and celebrate this local business.

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

31
Jul
2021

07-31-2021

PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITIONS OPEN AT THE FOUNDRY ART CENTRE

June 4 – August 22, 2021

The Foundry Art Centre is pleased to announce the opening of three solo photography exhibitions. David Johnson’s It Can Be This Way Always, Destiny Mata’s The Way We Were, and Bridget Murphy Milligan’s Wondertales: The Imprint of Child’s Play.

It Can Be This Way Always documents David Johnson’s ongoing, 13-year photo series of the Kerrville Folk Festival in Central Texas – an annual 18-day event that has been in existence since 1972. Johnson’s large-format photographs capture a distinctive subculture that emerges within an isolated 5-acre ranch through portraits of the festival-goers and the Texas Hill Country.

Destiny Mata’s The Way We Were showcases the underground punk scene of the outer boroughs of New York, specifically Punx of Color, whose shows are held to help financially support the fight for civil justice. In an ever-changing world, these photographs recall a not-so-distant past when the underground punk scene was alive and well and living in color.

Through fanciful color photographs, Bridget Murphy Milligan’s Wondertales: The Imprint of Child’s Play celebrates the spirit and complexity of childhood, investigating the inventive play and uninhibited curiously of children. The compositions offer inspiration for the viewer to reconnect with their inner child, recalling early childhood memories and experiences that leave permanent imprints on the consciousness.

“There is a fascinating connection between these three exhibitions,” explains Sean FitzGibbons, Executive Director of the Foundry Art Centre, “Mata’s The Way We Were and Johnson’s It Can Be This Way Always both document events centered on live music. Each music scene may be about as regionally different as you can get, from the urban landscape of New York to the rural camp grounds of the Texas Hill Country; however, there are immediate similarities showcased within the shared sense of community built around the love of music. Murphy Milligan’s images present a wonderful foundation as her work highlights the childlike sense of imagination that ties all three exhibitions together.” 

Exhibitions open June 4th with an opening reception from 5-8pm. Exhibitions at the Foundry are free and open to the public. Social distancing and mask wearing is enforced. For more information, please visit us at https://foundryartcentre.org or email Jessica Mannisi, Art & Exhibitions Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

About the Foundry Art Centre

As a vibrant home to the arts, the Foundry Art Centre raises awareness and appreciation of the arts throughout the region. Alive with activity, the Centre’s programming reinforces the importance of the arts and helps ensure that arts and culture remain vital. Artists, patrons, young people and the community at large continually find new ways to interact at this unique facility.

31
Jul
2021

07-31-2021

Watch the windmill twirl while enjoying an evening of food, drinks and live music in the Biergarten. Happy hour 5-7. Diesel Island hits the stage at 7!

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

31
Jul
2021

Lucero hits the Chesterfield Amphitheater stage July 31, 2021 with special guest John Henry.

Lucero hits the Chesterfield Amphitheater stage July 31, 2021 with special guest John Henry! Like the great river that flows through Memphis, the music of Lucero keeps rolling on, twisting and turning through the years, the same dark and brooding steadiness always at work.

Since forming in late the ‘90s, this group of Memphis road-dogs has mixed heartfelt lyrics with the sounds of early rock and roll, classic punk, country-folk, and deep-fried Southern soul. It’s a sound that stands on the pillars of American music, born more of feeling than technique, delivered night after night to legions of fans in dive bars and theaters, and on stages as august as Red Rocks Amphitheater and the Ryman. In short, it’s music that is built to last, impervious to trends.

For more information visit www.chesterfieldamphitheater.com.

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