Upcoming events

07
Dec
2019

The Bonsack Gallery opens In a Time of Greatness, a solo show by Thad Duhigg, with a reception from 5:30 to 7:30 pm on Friday, December 6. The exhibit runs through February 14.

The word “landscape,” is nearly synonymous with painting. Thad Duhigg subverts this tradition by creating landscape sculptures. Cast in bronze, they reference the pastoral in art as well as classical statuary found in and around museums, parks and public buildings. However, Duhigg’s subject matter — including immigration, mass surveillance, ecological collapse and terrorism —is completely contemporary. Devoid of human figures, each landscape is a staging ground for disasters large and small. The tip of a tornado touches down to earth; agricultural chemicals seep into the soil between cornstalks; an empty raft, much like the ones used by Syrian refugees escaping war, swirls in the ocean. Duhigg’s use of bronze also evokes the military use of the metal, including armor, cannons, helmets and spears. By placing each piece on a plinth like those used for Greco-Roman and neoclassical sculptures, Duhigg asks the viewer to direct their gaze upward, and to question what they place on a pedestal. In addition to cast metal, Duhigg creates sculptures using wood, steel fabrication and modeling. 

Thad Duhigg is currently professor of sculpture in the department of art and design at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. He received an MFA from Syracuse University and a BFA from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Duhigg has exhibited at Laumeier Sculpture Park, the Rockford Art Museum, the Amarillo Museum of Art, the Huntsville Museum of Art and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. He received a Fulbright Senior Scholar Award to Budapest, Hungary. For more information, visit www.thadduhigg.com.

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07
Dec
2019

12-07-2019

Twenty-nine historic houses, museums, and privately-owned homes are joining together to present a splendid grand tour. For this one-day event, each venue will be decorated with a festive flair and may offer costumed skits, music, other seasonal activities, and refreshments. Choose a themed tour or customize your own. Visit the Historic Saint Louis website www.historicsaintlouis.org to discover your newest, spirited holiday tradition.

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http://historicsaintlouis.org

07
Dec
2019

St. Louis’ Original Wintermarkt is back for another exciting outdoor crafts sale in the spirit of the holiday season. This is an annual event that draws big crowds looking for unique arts & crafts at this annual, local, German-inspired Festival!

Artists and artisans sell their work at our annual outdoor arts and crafts fair. Past markets have featured ceramicists, candle makers, jewelry makers, glass artists, a doll maker, garden-inspired accessories, handmade purses, musicians and more.

In keeping with the European tradition, the event will be held outdoors regardless of weather conditions.

For more information about St. Louis’ Original Wintermarkt or to register as a vendor -- please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., visit our website at www.skinkerd.org OR call (314) 862-5122.

For early bird fee, register by Monday, November 25th.

07
Dec
2019

12-07-2019

Folk School jams are a great way to spend a weekend afternoon. Musicians of all skill levels come together to play and enjoy music under the guidance of a Folk School instructor. Jams are free and open to the public. Participants take turns leading songs and choosing tunes. These informal gatherings are a great way to get back to the basics and simply enjoy playing.  Join in!

Folk School Jams are made possible by 

07
Dec
2019

In CAM’s courtyard, as part of Stephanie Syjuco: Rogue States, hangs a flag featuring a design by Mark Twain to protest the US takeover of the Phillipines in 1899. Richard Garey, who regularly plays Twain at Hannibal’s Planter’s Barn Theatre, brings his portrayal to CAM, and then steps out of the role to discuss issues of re-enactment and the fabrication of history.

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

07
Dec
2019

12-07-2019 - 02-29-2020 8:00 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/

07
Dec
2019

12-07-2019 - 02-29-2020 8:00 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

07
Dec
2019

A gala to celebrate the opening of the Art Is Labor exhibition and the 5th Anniversary of Bread & Roses Missouri. The gala features guests of honor, Jamala Rogers and Percy Green. The exhibit highlights labor history as seen through contemporary and historical art and artifacts. The selected work will explore topics such as social and economic justice and labor history, building a narrative that speaks of the workers of our time and recognizes artists as workers. The show is curated by Dail Chambers and will run through January 17, 2020.

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

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07
Dec
2019

Falling Martins is an Americana Roots-Rock group from St. Louis. They will be making their first appearance at our little tasting room on December 7th, 2019 from 7 pm to 10 pm. There will be a $5 cover charge for this show.  This go around the $5 cover charge will get you a beer token for one free $5 beer. Falling Martins have 7 original albums and choice covers by artists including Townes Van Zandt, John Prine, Dylan and more. They have been featured in St. Louis Magazine, KDHX, and the RFT.

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

https://www.whiteroosterfarmhousebrewery.com/falling-martins

07
Dec
2019

A rock and pop oratorio for Advent. Admission is $10 at the door. Immediately following the live performance, there will be a CD release party with copies of the studio recording for $10.

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

07
Dec
2019

St. Louis folk acts THE HOLLOW ENDS and SGL release 2 brand new EPs and are throwing a party at Foam to celebrate! The Bronx Cheers joins as special guest.

Doors 7pm  Show 8pm  //  $5 cover

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

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07
Dec
2019

A Gospel Christmas Concert will be presented on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 7:00 PM at Kirkwood United Methodist Church (201 W Adams Ave, Kirkwood, MO 63122). Come enjoy the Community Gospel Choir of St. Louis perform Christmas favorites with the energy, joy and love of gospel music. Special guests will include the Key of Three trio and the Cote Brilliante Presbyterian Church Men's Chorus.

A free-will offering will support the Community Gospel Choir’s mission of bringing unity to the community through music.

Visit www.CommunityGospelChoir.org for more information about the mission and director of the choir.

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

07
Dec
2019

This seventeen-piece big band has been bringing back the sounds of the big band era since the early 80s in the St. Louis area and features their lead vocalist, KMOX radio personality Maria Keena.

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

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07
Dec
2019

12-07-2019

Hear the great music of over head dog.

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

https://dublinerstlouis.com/event-calendar/

07
Dec
2019

12-07-2019

Discover The Drinkwater Brothers, the critically acclaimed twins who have starred on TV (as the young Cray Brothers), in nightclubs (winning raves for their shows at ?Birdland, Don’t Tell Mama, and The Green Room 42), and commanding the stage at NYC's legendary Town Hall in Broadway's Rising Stars. These extraordinarily versatile young men have played rock 'n' roll clubs, jazz clubs, blues clubs, and even Broadway's nightclub, Feinstein's/54 Below. Playing multiple instruments, and singing the roof off the place, these boys will charm you, entertain you, and delight you. 

Best of all, The Drinkwater Brothers perform the songs you most want to hear; famous tunes from across the spectrum of popular music (along with some of their own). You'll hear songs from Janis Joplin to Bill Withers, and from Alicia Keys to Broadway. This will be their first appearance in St. Louis! You won't want to miss this opportunity to witness these unique young stars!

These guys are hot, hot, hot in NY. To give you a sense of them, we'll quote liberally from a review of their show at Birdland in August.

"If someone had told me before the show last night what I was going to see, I wouldn't have believed them. While I was watching it, I didn't quite believe it. A day later I am wondering if I believe it, or if I dreamed it… It hardly seems fair, but these two fellows simply have it all!" - Stephen Mosher, Broadway World

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07
Dec
2019

Enjoy “Southern Roadhouse Hospitality” while listening to Billy Peek – a national music legend and one of the finest rock and blues guitarist in the country. Billy and his band perform a wide variety of music. Arrive early! Hwy 61 Roadhouse is a Memphis and New Orleans dining experience in Webster Groves. Laissez le bon temps roulez, “Let the good times roll”

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

http://www.hwy61roadhouse.com

07
Dec
2019

12-07-2019

This year marks the sixteenth year that Rough Shop will be at the Focal Point to offer up their take on the holiday season. Find out why these shows have become an annual tradition for so many. It’s all there – the wonder, the longing, the joy, the beauty, the feeling of loneliness for some, the celebration. It all comes through in the original songs by Rough Shop and the wide array of Christmas and holiday songs by other artists that they select to play. Of course, a celebration of this scale is too immense for the five-member Rough Shop to pull off on their own which is why they bring in singers and players from other St. Louis bands to join the Yuletide festivities.

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

http://thefocalpoint.org/about/concerts

07
Dec
2019

12-07-2019

Ryne Watts is an award winning songwriter, oddball country singer, multi instrumentalist, and music educator. Armed with a penchant for satire & a firm grasp of American roots music, Watts has been entertaining audiences all over the country for more than a decade. From heartfelt folk traditionals to raucous cow punk, Watts and his band will delight the lovers and the fighters alike.

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

08
Dec
2019

12-08-2019 12:00 am - 06-17-2020 2:00 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/

08
Dec
2019

The Bonsack Gallery opens In a Time of Greatness, a solo show by Thad Duhigg, with a reception from 5:30 to 7:30 pm on Friday, December 6. The exhibit runs through February 14.

The word “landscape,” is nearly synonymous with painting. Thad Duhigg subverts this tradition by creating landscape sculptures. Cast in bronze, they reference the pastoral in art as well as classical statuary found in and around museums, parks and public buildings. However, Duhigg’s subject matter — including immigration, mass surveillance, ecological collapse and terrorism —is completely contemporary. Devoid of human figures, each landscape is a staging ground for disasters large and small. The tip of a tornado touches down to earth; agricultural chemicals seep into the soil between cornstalks; an empty raft, much like the ones used by Syrian refugees escaping war, swirls in the ocean. Duhigg’s use of bronze also evokes the military use of the metal, including armor, cannons, helmets and spears. By placing each piece on a plinth like those used for Greco-Roman and neoclassical sculptures, Duhigg asks the viewer to direct their gaze upward, and to question what they place on a pedestal. In addition to cast metal, Duhigg creates sculptures using wood, steel fabrication and modeling. 

Thad Duhigg is currently professor of sculpture in the department of art and design at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. He received an MFA from Syracuse University and a BFA from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Duhigg has exhibited at Laumeier Sculpture Park, the Rockford Art Museum, the Amarillo Museum of Art, the Huntsville Museum of Art and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. He received a Fulbright Senior Scholar Award to Budapest, Hungary. For more information, visit www.thadduhigg.com.

http://www.jburroughs.org