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Upcoming events

13
Nov
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/

13
Nov
2021

Be.Be is returning to NBM after delivering a stellar tribute to the queen of soul, Aretha Franklin. Her luxurious voice (and style) is guaranteed to soothe you while enjoying mimosas and popular brunch dishes.

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.

No refund on tickets. All sales are final.

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/bluesy-brunch-series-be-be/

13
Nov
2021

Green Door Art Gallery presents Mary Engelbreit: Then and Now, an exhibit spanning the years of Mary Engelbreit’s art practice. Featuring earlier works released from her family’s personal collection, drawings for calendar pages, newer works from her recent exploration of acrylic painting, and images she drew for herself during pandemic lock-down.

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

https://www.greendoorartgallery.com/mary-engelbreit-then-and-now.html

13
Nov
2021

11-13-2021
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.

 

13
Nov
2021

Art of Darkness is a juried art exhibit of works by local artists of anything and everything creepy, macabre, morbid, surreal, haunting, unnerving, weird, ghastly, grotesque, hideous, grim, eery, spooky, gothic, sinister and down right disturbing.   

Artist submissions are due by October 17 at 6PM. (visit our website for 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. 

Visit our website https://soulardartgallery.com for hours, directions and additional details.

13
Nov
2021

11-13-2021
Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries

The Sheldon Art Galleries host an ambitious exhibition program, showing artists of local, national and international importance.

Experience exhibits such as In Shadows by Tate Foley, Minimal by Brett Williams, Rat Race by Carly Slade, Redacted Landscapes by Abbey Hepner, Tornado by Emmett Merrill, Nocturnes by Jane McKenzie, and Virtual Visual: The Art of Remote Learning by the Grand Center Arts Academy Student Work 2020-2021. The gallery is free and open to the public.

For The Sheldon’s full COVID-19 policy, please visit https://www.thesheldon.org/covid-updates/

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

https://www.thesheldon.org/events/

13
Nov
2021

It’s a Mad Hatter Cocktail Party!

Dress Code: Festive Hats and Cocktail Attire

The evening will feature dinner, open bar, live and silent auction and a Motown performance featuring Theo Peoples of The Temptations and The Four Tops with Special Guests. A virtual option will be available for those not able to attend in-person.

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

https://crowdfunding.maryville.edu/event/kidtalk-celebration-2021/e354920

13
Nov
2021

Kaleidoscope Crown, by playwright Ashleigh Akilah Rucker, tells the story of a young girl who awakes with a shocking new ability: with every new feeling her hair is catapulted into multicolor tresses. Her new development throws the uniformity and peace of her small traditional village into disarray. Rucker draws inspiration from the art and traditions of the African Diaspora bringing the culture to the forefront of this new work.

The development of Kaleidoscope Crown was supported by ReImagine: New Plays in TYA, a joint effort of Childrens Theatre Foundation of America, The Kennedy Center, TYA/USA and Write Now.

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/kaleidoscope-crown/

13
Nov
2021

11-13-2021

The St. Louis Black Repertory Company announces its 45th Anniversary Season GALA featuring a performance by the Grammy Award-winning Fisk University Jubilee Singers Saturday, November 13, 2021, at the 560 Music School building at 560 Trinity Avenue. Hank Webber and Keith Williamson are the co-chairs of the fundraising event.

The Frankie Muse Freeman Spirit Award, honoring individuals who exemplify her spirit, courage, commitment to social justice, community service, and appreciation of the arts, will be presented to Kim Norwood, Henry H. Oberschelp Professor of Law at Washington University in St. Louis and posthumously to Dr. Johnathan Smith, who served as Vice President for Diversity and Community Engagement as well as President of The Black Rep’s Board of Directors.

The Woodie King, Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award, recognizing artists who, during their lifetime, have made significant contributions in the arts and have been a major influence in  Black Theatre, will be presented to gifted actress Starletta DuPois, Dennis Reagan, President and CEO of The Muny, and prolific theatre director and educator Ed Smith. 

The President’s Award will be presented to long-time community supporter Keith Williamson, President at Centene Charitable Foundation.

Now numbering 16, The Fisk Jubilee Singers started as a nine-member choral ensemble created by George L. White at Fisk University in Nashville, Tenn. On October 6, 1871, they began their very first tour performing Negro spirituals originally sung by slaves before the American Civil War with intentions of earning money to help save their school. In 2021, 150 years after the original group was formed, the vocal group’s album “Celebrating Fisk!” was named Best Roots Gospel Album, earning them their first Grammy.

Concert seating will be at 50% occupancy; proof of vaccination or a negative test result will be required for all attendees, and masks are required, even when you are seated in pods and distanced. For tickets or more information, contact The Black Rep at 314-534-3807 or visit www.theblackrep.org.

https://www.theblackrep.org/annual-gala

13
Nov
2021

11-13-2021

It’s like Whose Line Is It Anyway but everyone is Wayne Brady.

Join St. Louis’s finest music improvisers for a night of music, comedy, and cocktails. You don’t have to dress up to have this classy cast put you in stitches of laughter all night long. Grab a drink from The Improv Shop bar and let’s raise a glass to the musical make-em-ups!

Featuring: Michael Shepherd Jordan, Abby Vatterott, Boo Detch, Kevin Kersting, Ashley Rube, & Ryan Myers.

Music Director: Darrell Barber

14
Nov
2021

11-14-2021
Online

Art Saint Louis announces our early Fall 2021 virtual gallery exhibition: “Humanity,” featuring original artworks by 33 St. Louis regional artists on view exclusively online from October 1 through December 1, 2021.

“Humanity” is a multi-media juried visual art exhibition featuring 46 original artworks that explore the range of human experience, including (but not limited to): identity, the life force, cycles of life such as birth, childhood, youth, schooling, life partnership, careers, old age, death, and more. The range of themes and sub-themes included in this show display some of the most important aspects of being a human and one's experiences throughout life. Enjoying simple moments with friends, remembering the joy of childhood, and contemplating imminent death or recalling past loss is all emphasized in bold and emotionally striking artistic techniques.

A juried exhibit, “Humanity” was open to St. Louis regional artists age 21+ who live within 200 miles of St. Louis. Featured are works in 46 artworks by 33 STL regional artists working in a variety of media, including collage, drawing (colored pencil, graphite, pastel), mixed media, painting (acrylic, oil, watercolor), and photography (analog and digital).

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

https://artstlouis.org/index.php/exhibitions/in-the-gallery-humanity

14
Nov
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/

14
Nov
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/

14
Nov
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/

14
Nov
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..

14
Nov
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/

14
Nov
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/

14
Nov
2021

Green Door Art Gallery presents Mary Engelbreit: Then and Now, an exhibit spanning the years of Mary Engelbreit’s art practice. Featuring earlier works released from her family’s personal collection, drawings for calendar pages, newer works from her recent exploration of acrylic painting, and images she drew for herself during pandemic lock-down.

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

https://www.greendoorartgallery.com/mary-engelbreit-then-and-now.html

14
Nov
2021

Art of Darkness is a juried art exhibit of works by local artists of anything and everything creepy, macabre, morbid, surreal, haunting, unnerving, weird, ghastly, grotesque, hideous, grim, eery, spooky, gothic, sinister and down right disturbing.   

Artist submissions are due by October 17 at 6PM. (visit our website for 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. 

Visit our website https://soulardartgallery.com for hours, directions and additional details.

14
Nov
2021

11-14-2021
Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries

The Sheldon Art Galleries host an ambitious exhibition program, showing artists of local, national and international importance.

Experience exhibits such as In Shadows by Tate Foley, Minimal by Brett Williams, Rat Race by Carly Slade, Redacted Landscapes by Abbey Hepner, Tornado by Emmett Merrill, Nocturnes by Jane McKenzie, and Virtual Visual: The Art of Remote Learning by the Grand Center Arts Academy Student Work 2020-2021. The gallery is free and open to the public.

For The Sheldon’s full COVID-19 policy, please visit https://www.thesheldon.org/covid-updates/

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

https://www.thesheldon.org/events/