Upcoming events

31
Oct
2019

10-31-2019 - 01-30-2020 11:00 am

Stroller Tours are designed for art lovers and their little ones, recommended ages 0 to 2. Morning Play Dates feature artist-led activities and performances, recommended ages 2 to 5. Join us for a family-friendly tour of the fall exhibitions before the museum opens to the public. Then head to the performance space for an art-filled play date that is sure to delight. Something new happens every month!

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

31
Oct
2019

10-31-2019 - 01-23-2020 7:00 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/

31
Oct
2019

10-31-2019 - 01-23-2020 7:00 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

31
Oct
2019

Igor Marjanović, JoAnne Stolaroff Cotsen Professor and chair of undergraduate architecture in the Sam Fox School, and students from "Introduction to Design Processes I" will join Sabine Eckmann, William T. Kemper Director and Chief Curator, for a discussion of Ai Weiwei's art in relation to architectural context and human experience.

Free and open to the public. In conjunction with the exhibition Ai Weiwei: Bare Life.

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

https://www.kemperartmuseum.wustl.edu/events/13231

31
Oct
2019

Acoustik Element performs Every Wednesday & Thursday Night at Cinder House at the Four Seasons Hotel in Downtown St. Louis. 

Come out and enjoy the great weather, delicious food and gorgeous scenery!

Latin Instrumental Music for Any Occasion

31
Oct
2019

10-31-2019 - 02-22-2020 9:00 pm

The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (CAM) presents Botanica absentia, an installation by St. Louis artist Margaret Keller.  Botanica absentia creates a fictive memorial and archive dedicated to lost trees. Set in an imaginary future, after climate change has forced most living organisms toward either mutation or extinction, the installation serves as a commemoration to extinct tree species. The artist combines laser cut dichroic Plexiglas, wood, aluminum, and chrome to create a replica limb from the 'now-extinct' Cercis canadensis, or redbud tree. Multi-hued refractions transform the somber black walls of the space into a dystopian tribute to nature devastated by climate change. This installation emerges out of Keller's belief that at this precise moment, we are at the tipping point of a world gone wrong.  

The exhibition, curated by the Teen Museum Studies program, is open to the public in CAM's Education Gallery September 6 through December 29, 2019. Artist's talk 7:15pm, September 6.  

Utilizing diverse media such as sculpture, installation, technology, and mixed media to address the survival of interdependent species as they adapt to the future, Margaret Keller investigates the relationship between nature, contemporary culture, and technology, along with their effects on our lives. Recent exhibitions include The Arkansas Art Center Museum, Little Rock (2017); Gallery 210, University of Missouri-St. Louis (2017); The William and Florence Schmidt Art Center Museum, Belleville, IL (2019); and The Public Works commission for Riverbend, a 133-foot long aluminum public art project at The Gateway Arch National Park (2018). Keller received the 2019 Regional Arts Commission Fellowship Award for Artistic Excellence.

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

http://www.camstl.org

31
Oct
2019

10-31-2019

RIPE Fall Tour 2019 with Castlecomer.

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

31
Oct
2019

10-31-2019 - 11-16-2019 10:00 pm

An original musical production, The Haunted Pool is the story of Umi, a spirited young woman preparing to become Queen of Mephaire. All her life Umi has lived under one strict command from her father Rejas, the King: DO NOT GO to the HAUNTED POOL! Umi wants to obey her fathers wish but given her rebellious nature, her curiosity gets the best of her and she defies the King! What is it that she finds at The Haunted Pool? Secrets, the truth, or will she come face to face with the dreaded figure who resides there? Don’t be trapped by fear! Join Umi on her adventure! This production, full of surprise and wonder, is one that you DON’T WANT TO MISS!

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

http://www.encoretheatergroup.org

31
Oct
2019

10-31-2019 - 11-26-2019 9:30 pm

The LA TIMES raves "I was laughing too hard to breathe," at the hilarious Off-Broadway smash, Dixie's Tupperware Party. After a final meeting with her parole officer, this ex-con mother of three from a trailer park in Alabama straightens out her life by selling the iconic plastic bowls. She quickly became the hottest seller in the country by throwing the kind of parties you won’t soon forget. With her booze-filled sippy cup, Dixie shares many alternative uses for what she calls "the most fantastic plastic crap on the planet" which made THE TODAY SHOW cheer, "This is not your grandmother's Tupperware Party." The show is bawdy and interactive and you can actually buy some Tupperware along the way.

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

http://www.metrotix.com

31
Oct
2019

10-31-2019

Raw & Authentic Americana 

Adam Gaffney is a prolific songwriter based out of St. Louis’s South City. Currently working on his debut solo album and an EP with his backing band, “The Highway Saints,” Gaffney’s original songs have a very Neil Young-esque sound with deep roots in Rock’n’ Roll, Americana, Blues, and Country. Gaffney also actively tours in Nebraska, Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, and Kansas. He will be accompanied by guitar player, Kendell Scott, and Fiddle player, Sean Kamery.

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

31
Oct
2019

Jake's Leg performance.

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

01
Nov
2019

11-01-2019 12:00 am - 05-11-2020 1:00 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/

01
Nov
2019

11-01-2019 - 01-02-2020 6:30 pm

"Recent Work" represents three different aspects of Robert Lucy’s current art practice. The first group of paintings, ICONS, is a series of large-scale works depicting TV characters from his 1970s childhood that explore motherhood, feminine power and sexual identity. The second group marks Lucy’s return to landscape painting where he has taken his easel outdoors to paint Northeastern landscapes, including the Catskills and Cape Cod. The third group of paintings includes recent portrait commissions. Robert Lucy is currently an artist-in-residence at the Byrdcliffe Artists Colony in Woodstock, New York. He will be available to answer questions during the opening reception on October 3 from 5:30 to 7 pm. To see and learn more about his work, visit his website, www.robertlucy.com.

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

http://www.jburroughs.org

01
Nov
2019

11-01-2019 - 01-31-2020 11:00 am

Stroller Tours are designed for art lovers and their little ones, recommended ages 0 to 2. Morning Play Dates feature artist-led activities and performances, recommended ages 2 to 5. Join us for a family-friendly tour of the fall exhibitions before the museum opens to the public. Then head to the performance space for an art-filled play date that is sure to delight. Something new happens every month!

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

01
Nov
2019

Put on your walking shoes for a tour of artworks installed throughout the Danforth Campus as part of the Art on Campus program, led by Leslie Markle, curator for public art. The 90-minute begins at the Kemper Art Museum and will include a stop at the new Florence Steinberg Weil Sculpture Garden to see the latest Art on Campus commission by Dan Graham.

The Art on Campus program is a growing collection of public artworks by nationally and internationally recognized artists. Reflecting the diversity, creativity, and scholarship of the University, these artworks enhance the cultural, intellectual, and visual experience of all who visit as well as those who study and work here. By giving public art a strong presence throughout campus, the program reframes and transforms the environment, provoking consideration of both place and space.

Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared for walking. Free and open to the public.

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

https://www.kemperartmuseum.wustl.edu/events/13237

01
Nov
2019

11-01-2019 - 01-24-2020 7:00 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/

01
Nov
2019

11-01-2019 - 01-24-2020 7:00 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

01
Nov
2019

11-01-2019 - 01-03-2020 9:00 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..

01
Nov
2019

11-01-2019

The South Side Bloozy Boyz will play classic blues, some soul, r&b, and blues based classic rock. If you like the music of The Rolling Stones, The Animals, BB King, Van Morrison, or Ray Charles, then you just may enjoy our show.

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

01
Nov
2019

11-01-2019

Brought to you by St. Louis Poetry Center, this special event on November 1 is presented at High Low as part of First Fridays in Grand Center and will feature Carmen Giménez Smith and Dana Levin. The event will start with a happy hour at 6:00 p.m. that includes a Day of the Dead altar-making activity. Reading begins at 7:00 p.m.

Dana Levin and Carmen Giménez Smith call forth the spirits in this special reading to honor Día de los Muertos, Day of the Dead.  Levin will read from her latest books Banana Palace and Sky Burial, which the New Yorker called "utterly her own and utterly riveting." Smith's latest book Be Recorder is one of the ten on the long list for the 2019 National Book Award. NPR says, "Her most ambitious book to date, (Smith) presents a new 'context for the twenty-first century Latina lyric I,' the fierce and undaunted voice that speaks her poems."

DANA LEVIN is the author of four books of poetry, including Banana Palace, a finalist for the Rilke Prize. A grateful recipient of honors from the NEA, PEN, and the Rona Jaffe, Whiting, and Guggenheim Foundations, she serves as Distinguished Writer in Residence at Maryville University in St. Louis.

CARMEN GIMÉNEZ SMITH is the author of six books, including Milk and Filth, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in poetry, and Bring Down the Little Birds, winner of the American Book Award. A 2019 Guggenheim Fellow, she teaches at Virginia Tech University.

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

http://stlouispoetrycenter.org