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Upcoming events

16
Feb
2019

Winter Opera St. Louis – a non-profit professional opera company whose mission is to provide St. Louis with world-class operatic performances during the winter months – will be hosting its third annual Royal Tea hosted by Robin Wentworth on Saturday, February 16th from 11:00am – 1:00pm at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis Hotel in Clayton. The tea will include serenades by Winter Opera artists Nicholas Ward, Keith Boyer, and Clark Sturdevant. There will also be a silent auction. Guests are encouraged to wear hats, fascinators, and elegant daytime attire.

Clark Sturdevant has worked extensively for Winter Opera, starting as a chorus member in Winter Opera’s very first production of Rigoletto in 2008 to performing as Danilo in The Merry Widow. His previous work consists of more than thirty roles for multiple companies including Tamino (The Magic Flute), Count Almaviva (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Le Comte Ory (Le comte Ory), Nanki-Poo (The Mikado), and Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni).

Keith Boyer is among the most sought after classically trained vocal artists in the St. Louis area and was named the Best Male Opera Singer by the Post-Dispatch on their "Go! List". A successful Carnegie Hall debut with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra created numerous additional guest artist opportunities for Keith in classical concert, pops concert, and musical theatre across the region.

Baritone Nicholas Ward has been hailed as a performer of “effortless voice and agile presence” (Houston Press). Previously, he has sung with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Florida Grand Opera, the Crested Butte Music Festival, Central City Opera, Opera Fayetteville, Opera in the Heights, Union Avenue Opera, and many other companies across the U.S. Recent roles include Papageno in Die Zauberflöte, Le Mari in Les Mamelles de Tirésias, Marco in Gianni Schicchi, and Ford in Verdi’s Falstaff.

The menu features a variety of elegant canapés and finger sandwiches, scones, desserts, a selection of teas, and a champagne toast. Tickets are $125, $75 of which is tax-deductible. Tickets are available on www.winteroperastl.org or at the box office at 314-865-0038.

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

https://www.winteroperastl.org/performance/royal-tea/

16
Feb
2019

02-16-2019 - 04-14-2019

Showcasing photographers who use 19th and early 20th century processes to comment on contemporary issues and subjects, the exhibit highlights how these antique methods of artistic expression can still have powerful validity in today's world. Despite, or perhaps because of, the readiness, ease and ubiquity of photography in the 21st century, there has been a movement of photographic artists who have turned to early processes like the tintype, ambrotype and daguerreotype to delineate their subjects, imbuing their work with a beauty and material quality not found in the photos made with social media and instant filters. The exhibition will include work by David Emitt Adams, Binh Danh, Jill Enfield, Mark Katzman, Annie Lopez, Barbara McDonnell, Eric Omori, Keliy Anderson Staley and Will Wilson.

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

https://www.thesheldon.org/current-exhibits.php

16
Feb
2019

02-16-2019 - 04-14-2019
Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries

Born in 1901, Wallace Herndon Smith was a traditional painter who absorbed the visual language of artists like Pierre Bonnard, Henri Matisse and Edward Hopper. In the late 1930s, his work gained attention from important American artists like Hopper, Walt Kuhn and Peggy Bacon. He traveled extensively to Europe, Mexico and America's East Coast, and had a summer residence and studio in Harbor Springs, Michigan, subjects of which are found in several works in the exhibit. His works have been exhibited widely including in New York at the Museum of Modern Art and in Philadelphia, St. Louis and many other cities.

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

https://www.thesheldon.org/current-exhibits.php

16
Feb
2019

02-16-2019 - 04-14-2019
Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries

Liminal Spaces is a collection of architectural sculptures by husband-and-wife team Evan and Stacey Smith. Offering immersive and meditative experiences, the sculptures either directly or indirectly mimic artistic and religious spaces. Carefully constructed and lit with programmable LED lighting, the works draw the viewer into the imaginary environments they create.

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

https://www.thesheldon.org/current-exhibits.php

16
Feb
2019

02-16-2019 - 04-14-2019
Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries

This exhibit showcases the talents of students from Wentzville School District High Schools who, in their curriculum, study the expression of identity. Humanity shares a common characteristic–the desire to be recognized by others. One common way we gain recognition is through the individual pursuit of originality. The works in the exhibition aim to convey a sense of how we identify, justly or not, one another's individuality based on the experiences of living in a diverse society.

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

https://www.thesheldon.org/current-exhibits.php

16
Feb
2019

02-16-2019

Live Music is Better

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

https://www.hammerstones.net

16
Feb
2019

02-16-2019

our return to this eclectic dive bar...PIK'n LIK'n unplugged

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

http://thevenicecafe.com

16
Feb
2019

This year, Tenth Life Cat Rescue is celebrating its 10-year anniversary with an awesome X-themed trivia night! What does that mean? You're going to have to sign up to find out.

Our ninth annual trivia night will include nine rounds of general trivia. There will be a silent auction, raffles, door prizes and prizes for the top three scoring tables. Or grab a partner and win a prize in the “Celebrity eXes” costume contest. Show us your best Justin Timberlake and Brittany Spears, Brangelina, J.Lo and Marc Anthony, or Elvis and Priscilla Presley – or use your imagination and surprise us!

Mulligans can be purchased with cash. Beer, wine, soda and water are free. Guests may bring snacks, but no outside drinks. Some of Tenth Life's adoptable kitties will make an appearance.

Doors will open at 6 p.m., and trivia begins at 7 p.m. Tables of 10 participants are $300 before 2/1/19, and VIP tables (including premium seating, pizza, goodies, swag and a raffle ticket for each attendee) are $400. On 2/1/19, pricing will increase by $50 per table.

Attendees who bring any type of kitten food to donate to the Kitten Collection will receive one free raffle ticket (limit one per person).

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

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tenth-life-trivia-night-2019-tickets-52762738772

16
Feb
2019

02-16-2019

Are you ready for a night of food, fun, drinks and MURDER?!?! The stakes are high in the belly of the Bevo aka Das Bevo Undergound where the lights are low and the guest list is murderously exclusive! 

Our February show is The Princess Bride Died with heroes, giants,  villains,  wizards,  true love and of course.....MURDER! 

Our Speakeasy event is hosted by Das Bevo and Upstage Productions.  Upstage Productions has been murdering people  theatrically, of course  for 25 years. Kevin O'Brien's troupe asks audiences to solve about 150 cases a year, at wineries but also more unusual locations such as aboard dinner trains and now a giant windmill!

Timeline -

Cocktail hour 6:00-7:00 (Roles are assigned)

Act 1 7:00

Dinner 7:30 (Buffet)

Act 2 8:15

8:45 Intermission/Dessert and coffee 

9:00 Act 3 Final Solution

Tickets - $50 per person includes entertainment, buffet dinner, dessert and soft drinks. Alcoholic beverages NOT included.

BUY TICKETS HERE - https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4070303

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

https://www.facebook.com/events/752959941769961/

16
Feb
2019

02-16-2019 - 03-16-2019

This class series provides an introduction to Zen Meditation. It is open to people of all faiths. The classes include a presentation of the history of Zen and basic principles of zazen meditation, and discussion of how to practice Zen in daily life - while at work and at leisure - that is, how to find inner peace anytime, anywhere.

Each class includes zazen meditation, beginning with 10 minutes during the first class, and working up to 30 minutes by the end of the series. You will also learn how to do walking meditation. The classes are taught by Rev. Daigaku Rumme, a Zen priest in the Soto tradition. He is the resident priest and teacher of the Confluence Zen Center STL.

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

http://www.confluencezen.org

16
Feb
2019

02-16-2019 - 03-25-2019 11:00 pm

Part flesh, part felt and packed with heart, AVENUE Q is a laugh-out-loud musical telling the timeless story of a bright-eyed college grad named Princeton. When he arrives in the city with big dreams and a tiny bank account, he has to move into a shabby apartment all the way out on AVENUE Q. Still, the neighbors seem nice. There, he meets Kate (the girl next door), Lucy (the slut), Rod (the Republican), Trekkie (the internet entrepreneur), superintendent Gary Coleman (yes, that Gary Coleman) and other new friends! Together, they struggle to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life.

 

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

http://www.playhouseatwestport.com

16
Feb
2019

02-16-2019 - 03-05-2019 8:00 pm

Classic Mystery Game: a parody (or a spoof, maybe a send-up, possibly a take-off). The use of parody in human culture is ritualistic, so here is SATE, once more, to perform yet another ritual. Classic Mystery Game investigates Western society in 2019 through the lens of the hilarious 1985 movie, CLUE...which in turn was investigating Western society in 1985 through the lens of McCarthyism. Perhaps by distilling our world through so many layers of comedy, as the ritual calls for, we'll discover a bit of Truth - even if it's merely a smile at the end of a funny play.

 

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

http://www.slightlyoff.org

16
Feb
2019

02-16-2019 - 03-04-2019

Stephen Bellamy is a wunderkind press secretary who has built a career that men twice his age would envy. During a tight presidential primary race, Stephen's meteoric rise falls prey to the backroom politics of more seasoned operatives. FARRAGUT NORTH is a timely story about the lust for power and the costs one will endure to achieve it.

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

http://stlas.org/play/farragut-north/

16
Feb
2019

02-16-2019

The Fighting Side & Old Capital Square Dance Club are teaming up for a romantic Valentine show for the ages. Bring a date or find one there. There might even be some slow dances. 

Champaign toast, but don't be mad if it's just High Life.

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

https://www.facebook.com/events/592926524503230/

16
Feb
2019

02-16-2019

Drummers Only is a yearly percussion and drum based installation that features more than 20 performers in one night. All players set up simultaneously and perform percussion-based pieces in rapid-succession throughout the building. Artists share a vast range of styles, disciplines and skill levels. Think of it as a LIVE drumming installation. Doors at 8, music at 8:30. 

Admission is $10 with all proceeds going to benefit Fellowship STL, a new arts and performance space based in the Cherokee Street neighborhood at 3453 South Jefferson - formerly known as Treffpunkt. Read more about the new space at https://www.riverfronttimes.com/musicblog/2018/12/03/farfetcheds-darian-wigfall-brings-a-new-music-venue-to-a-cherokee-street-church

Beneficiaries for previous Drummers ONLY events include:

International Institute St. Louis 

Organization for Black Struggle

Queer and Trans People of Color: STL 

This event is open to people of all ages. A cash bar will be available for those 21 and up (ID required).

LINE UP:

Sowande Mustakeem

18andCounting

Dee Ball

Shawn Durham

Kaleb Kirby

Drew Gowran 

Desiree Jones

Joe Winters 

Alberto Patino

Tyler Evans (Body Leash)

Cameron Rogers (The Human Monster)

Ian Quattrocchi / Q Duo 

Jack Mideke / Max Sandza Duo

Stay tuned! If you're interested in participating, donating or sponsoring the event, please contact Joseph Hess at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

More about Fellowship STL:

Fellowship STL is a converted church on the South side of St. Louis that is being run by community member Darian Wigfall, for the community of the Cherokee Street District. 

The vision for Fellowship STL is to be a community space centered around art and culture. It’s available for rentals and meetings to everyone. 

Fellowship STL is still much like the church where everyone should feel welcome to come and be themselves.

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

https://www.facebook.com/events/2334177450151530/

16
Feb
2019

02-16-2019

Acoustik Element will take you on a journey through the Good, the Bad and the Ugly of that thing we call LOVE. 

Featuring songs like "Man Eater", "Falling in Love", "Evil Ways", "Aint No Sunshine" and more

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

http://www.acoustikelement.com

16
Feb
2019

The Fine and Performing Arts Music program at Saint Louis University in association with Nu-Art Series continues the Jazz n’ Tongues Concert Series on Saturday, February 16. Multi-Woodwind player J.D. Parran will be joined by poet K. Cutis Lyle. The performance begins at 8pm in the University Theatre on the campus of Saint Louis University, 3733 West Pine Mall. Tickets are $10 ($5 for w/SLU ID) ($5 for w/SLU ID...code SLUNU) and can be purchased at 314.534.1111 or metrotix.com or at the door. Students are free with ID from any school.

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

https://www.metrotix.com/events/detail/jazz-n-tongues-j-d-paran-k-curtis-lyle

16
Feb
2019

Do314.com & Jamo Presents

Trackstar the DJ & Friends

feat. Mvstermind & Co.

Saturday February 16

FREE WEEK Kick-Off! 

8PM Doors // 9PM Show

NO COVER  / 21+

FRIENDS:

Indiana Rome

J-Hop

Darius Gray

Riley B

Bates

The Knuckles

Chris x Slikk

FREE WEEK:

FEB 16-22  2019 at The Bootleg

ONE WEEK • 7 SHOWS • NO COVER

brought to you by

4 Hands Brewing Company

Devils River Whiskey

Altos Tequila USA

Pearl Vodka

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

https://www.facebook.com/events/2186514278232513/

16
Feb
2019

02-16-2019

Live Music is better

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

https://www.hammerstones.net

16
Feb
2019

02-16-2019

Four thousand miles of fun is ahead for Austin’s The Lonesome Heroes this February as the “Cosmic Americana” outfit make a run of shows and stops in their favorite places before circling back home in time for an official showcase slot at SXSW. Before the world comes to Austin the band are wrapping up recording and road testing songs for their forthcoming album Rise & Fall, due in June. The Lonesome Heroes will be in St. Louis at Schlafly Tap Room on February 16.

The Lonesome Heroes:

Austin’s Lonesome Heroes reside at the cosmic junction of indie rock and country. Led by frontman Rich Russell’s never-ending call of the road, the group have toured extensively behind two acclaimed albums across continents on both sides of the world, while never straying too far from their “Cosmic Americana” roots. 

An ethereal reverence for the troubadour spirit is evident in stand out tracks “Western Style Saloons” - an homage to small town dance halls featured on the final season of Netflix’s Bloodline - and the linking of asphalt, mind and body in “Steel” - named KCRW’s Top Tune Download of the Day. Both appear on 2015’s Can’t Stand Still, which became more of a state of being than a sophomore album for the Heroes as the number of shows across the U.S. paired with an Australian tour turned into 100+ dates. Can’t Stand Still was praised at home by the Austin Chronicle as one of 2015’s best albums, featured abroad in Rolling Stone Australia, and received airplay on radio stations throughout the U.S., Europe and Australia.

With a new album on the horizon, Lonesome Heroes are picking up where Can’t Stand Still left off, not only returning to Jim Eno’s (Spoon) Public Hi-Fi but continually deriving inspiration from the miles put behind. An early single from the forthcoming album Rise & Fall, the co-written “Hope” adds Russell’s geography to the wistful hook of songwriter Ron Scott (Gregory Alan Isakov, J Wagner), offering a dreamy look to the material ahead. 

"Cosmic Austin-based band Lonesome Heroes’ album Can't Stand Still creeps under the skin, right into your bloodstream. Western Americana fans will delight." - KCRW 89.9 FM, Los Angeles

“Many bands claim Gram Parsons and Big Star as influences, but few compare to such time-tested landmarks. The reconfigured Lonesome Heroes fill the bill by drawing as much from Seventies pop as they do from a potpourri of country rock. The ear-pleasing results make for one of Austin's best discs of 2015.” - The Austin Chronicle

The Lonesome Heroes - “Cloak & Dagger” - Studio Sessions on Wyoming Public Radio - https://youtu.be/Y4U7IEx9sJM

The Lonesome Heroes - "Western Style Saloons" Official Video - https://youtu.be/XepvKFz0vRU

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

https://www.facebook.com/events/322388468546605/