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Upcoming events

09
Oct
2021

Early American antiques show and sale, featuring quality dealers with furniture, primitives, smalls, folk art, textiles & more! Admission is $5.

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

09
Oct
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

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2021

10-09-2021

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..

09
Oct
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/

09
Oct
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/

09
Oct
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/

09
Oct
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..

09
Oct
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/

09
Oct
2021

In conjunction with the 200th anniversary of Missouri’s statehood, Art Along the Rivers: A Bicentennial Celebration explores the remarkable artwork produced and collected over 1,000 years in the region surrounding St. Louis. The exhibition presents more than 150 objects from Missouri as far north as Hannibal, west to Hermann, and south through the Old Mines area. Although the region that has shaped the exhibition’s objects is small, it has played an outsize role in the history of North America. The exhibition will be on view through January 9, 2022. Advanced tickets recommended.

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/art-along-the-rivers/

09
Oct
2021

Known for his style and ability to croon like no one’s business, Robert Nelson is bringing his golden voice to NBM. Nelson’s brunch performance is not one you will want to miss with a unique blend of standard jazz tones similar to Joe Williams, combined with inspirations from the 60s and 70s soul music.

NBM Ticketed Performance PolicyAll attendees must show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test taken five days before the performance.

Seating PolicyTickets are required for each performance. Upon checking in, concert-goers will select their seat then be taken to their table by an NBM Box Office staff member.

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

https://nationalbluesmuseum.org/event/robert-nelson/

09
Oct
2021

10-09-2021
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.

 

09
Oct
2021

10-09-2021
Online

Join student educator  Jay Buchanan, graduate student in the Department of Art History & Archaeology at Washington University in St. Louis, for an online tour of  The Outwin: American Portraiture Today. This exhibition features the finalists of the National Portrait Gallery’s fifth triennial Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition. The selected portraits in a variety of media respond to the current political and social context, offering perspectives on a range of themes of sociopolitical relevance, including immigration, the status of American workers, mass incarceration, gun violence, and LGBTQ+ rights. This hour-long tour is free, but registration is required.  Visit https://kemperartmuseum.wustl.edu/calendar to register.

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

https://www.kemperartmuseum.wustl.edu/events/tours/14578

09
Oct
2021

Pay Homage To – A juried art exhibit featuring local artist works paying homage to their  favorite artist (living or dead). See how the create their own masterpiece in their favorite artist’s style, or recreate a masterpiece in their own style. The show will run from September 24 thru October 22. Artist submissions are due September 12 at 6pm. (See the gallery website for submission details)

The Soulard Art Gallery is a co-op art gallery located in historic Soulard. With artwork by 14 resident artists, we offer a diverse collection of works, including painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, photography, and jewelry.

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

https://www.soulardartgallery.com/

09
Oct
2021

Fire & Fuel Festival announces its debut event coming to the St. Louis area this October, at World Wide Technology Raceway. Fire and Fuel Festival is an extreme, professionally developed fireworks & pyrotechnics showcase October 9th, 2021.

Attendees will experience the regions' most extreme show in the sky, in addition to Mexican Castillo pyrotechnics, a first in St. Louis! The display of color & combustion alongside a backdrop of live music & roaring engines. Families and thrill-seekers alike are invited to come experience daredevil entertainers while enjoying local food, Fire and Fuel.

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

https://fireandfuelfest.com

09
Oct
2021

SLAM Theater invites artists and audiences to get involved in the process of making theater. Playwrights bring fresh scripts, and actors are called out of a hat to perform timed segments, completely unrehearsed. After each round, the judges score the plays, moving the top-scoring plays to the next round. Winning writers get to unveil more of their work, acting as director or bringing one in to give timed notes. SLAM is an evening of theater with impromptu performance, spontaneous collaboration, and friendly competition. Its raw, its rowdy, its real.

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

09
Oct
2021

10-09-2021

Americana

Join Stephanie Stewart (vocals/guitar) and Brian Vaccaro (guitar) for an evening of folk/pop/americana/indie rock mash up as you enjoy the great drinks and eats on the patio at Frisco/Annex in Webster Groves!

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

09
Oct
2021

Take an exhilarating journey into the music of the cultural phenomenon’s Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, with JERSEY BOYS, the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, presented by STAGES St. Louis! Featuring 30 show stopping performances of the 60s hits that took the group all the way to the top of the charts, including: “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You,” Dawn,” and “My Eyes Adored You,” JERSEY BOYS will have you dancing in the aisles and shouting for more!

Book by Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice

Music by Bob Gaudio

Lyrics by Bob Crewe

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

09
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2021

10-09-2021

Songs for a New World is an intimate, four-actor rock musical about the universal human experience of slamming into an unexpected obstacle (like a pandemic!) as all the rules suddenly change around us. From Jews fleeing Spain for the New World, to Martin Luther King Jr. sitting in a jail cell, to a woman out on the ledge of her Manhattan highrise apartment building, to a chronically unsatisfied Mrs. Claus, this brilliant, complex show comes at this same human experience from all angles, from people in different times and places, but all of them facing some new world. Never before has a show become so powerfully relevant so long after its debut, but today it feels like it was written just for a post-pandemic America. With music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, the show had a limited run off Broadway in 1995. New Line produced the show in 1998 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..

09
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2021

10-09-2021

The Hillary Fitz Band is releasing its first full-length album, A Vibrant Shade of Blue, with an album launch concert 6-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9 at the Grandel Theatre. The band is led by St. Louis singer-songwriter Hillary Fitz on vocals, guitars and harmonica, with band members Mark Hochberg (violin), Drew Lance (drums), Matt Lyons (electric guitars) and Chris Turnbaugh (bass). Fitz, who wrote all the songs on the album, drew inspiration from the many struggles in her relationship with music. The band has been performing many of the songs live to sold-out crowds, most recently at the three-day Music at the Intersection event in September. Tickets are available through Metrotix: https://bit.ly/3AwI6Lh

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

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2021

10-09-2021

Poor Dirty Astronauts live at The Back Bar in Edwardsville, IL 9p-1a. Should be fun.

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