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Upcoming events

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2022

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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.

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2022

10-01-2022

BUNNY BURSON: Connected

Bruno David is pleased to present "Connected", an exhibition of mixed media work by Bunny Burson. This is the artist’s sixth solo exhibition with the gallery. Bunny Burson’s recent body of artwork is part of a decades-long exploration of her family history. Her fascination with scientific breakthroughs, in particular the mapping of the human genome, led her to add digital fabrication to her artwork. Burson said “I wanted to link my DNA to my ancestors’ and this sequencing led to new imagery, processes, and knowledge.”

“On our family’s bookshelves were my father’s century old German schoolbooks, brought from Berlin in 1938. It was the typeface, the paper and the German titles which sparked my interest. To re-discover and alter these books was meaningful, as reading was an important part of growing up in our family. The fragile, faded book pages in German became the perfect platform for high-tech 3D chromosomes connecting me to previous generations.”

ADRIAN GONZALEZ: Lonchando in the Grass

Bruno David is pleased to present "Lonchando in the Grass", an exhibition by Florida-based artist Adrian Gonzalez. This will be his first solo exhibition with the gallery. Adrian Gonzalez speaks and uses the hybrid language of Spanglish — a language spoken commonly in the United States — to reflect cultural interaction that underlies our contemporary moment. He uses the exchange between Spanish and English through playful yet provocative bilingual phrases, expressions, and unstructured ideas of language that are meant to communicate new thinking and describe his work. He associates the combative, improvisatory creation of words with artistic methods in his studio practice to make collage and assemblage paintings, sculptures, and prints from a variety of drawn, printed, painted, sculpted, and found elements.

CHARLES BURSON: America Dystopia America

Bruno David is pleased to present "America Dystopia America", a video work by Colorado-based artist Charles Burson. This is artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. Using appropriated contemporary images, (from newspapers, television, twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and other online sources) tumbled, fragmentized, and granulated, Charles Burson seeks to evoke the threat of America becoming that fictionalized society portrayed in grand dystopian films and novels. Burson says “The foundation for such societies is dysfunctional government, teeming, violent and desperately poor masses and an overclass of wealthy, privileged, uncaring overlords. The events, divisions, and societal conditions of America’s Trump era, Covid and until now, the Biden era, evoke the conditions of such a dystopian society. At the core of this is a collapsing national consensus in and of America, the disappearance of which promotes conflict, stagnation, deep cultural divisions and a chasm of wealth and inequality.”

Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and cable are reshaping us and our world into one in which there are multiple truths and alternative realities. They are fostered and reinforced by the personal information silos into which we are herded and shaped by our media platforms and their algorithms. The screens into which we obsessively view are depersonalizing our interactions and corrupting our capacity to empathize. They are destroying our ability to hold and share a national consensus on what America is and should be. Opinion writer Ezra Klein articulates this phenomenon, in his recent New York Times interview with the author, Richard Powers.

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

 

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Oct
2022

Since 2002, Vintage Voices has become an important cultural event in our community. The event consists of tours held in the Alton Cemetery with actors, in period costumes, telling the story of Altonians who have shaped Alton’s history. A community committee chooses about a dozen characters to showcase Alton's history through unique storytelling.

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

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Oct
2022

The Art of Food - a juried art exhibit. See how local artists create artwork with the theme of food as a way to talk about feeding the mind, body and spirit.  The exhibit is free and will run from September 23 thru October 21. In support of the St. Louis community the Soulard Art Gallery will be conducting a food drive throughout the running of the show. Please help us support this need.

Artist submission deadline is September 11. Visit the Soulard Art 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. We also host a local artists group exhibition in our main gallery every month for artists to submit their work for display.

Gallery hours are Thursdays 4-8pm, Fridays and Saturdays 12-8pm and Sundays 1-5pm.

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

https://www.soulardartgallery.com/

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Oct
2022

The TOCO Family Street Festival, scheduled for Saturday, October 1st from 12 to 6pm on West Main Street in Belleville will offer workshops about the arts, sustainability and the importance of a life of service. Enjoy live music, food, drinks and shopping while supporting TOCO, a not-for-profit that helps individuals, children, and families obtain clothing and other basic needs in addition to providing guidance in preventing and overcoming homelessness.

For more information, https://tocofamily.org

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Oct
2022

In 2011, artist Monica Rodriguez presented Poster for Seed Grenade Recipe as part of the 1st Gran Tropical Bienal in Puerto Rico. For the presentation of this work as part of the exhibition We didn’t ask permission, we just did it…Rodriguez has updated this interactive poster to adapt to the new context of St. Louis. Participants will learn about the habitats and uses of a selection of plants, a recipe for seed grenades, and creative strategies for how working with plants can serve as acts of resistance. RSVP at https://camstl.org/event/artist-workshop-seed-grenade-recipes-with-monica-rodriguez/

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

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2022

10-01-2022

Fanetti Music Fest is a one day music event that is part of the Carondelet Concert Series that will feature eight eclectic St. Louis acts performing their original content and music. Genres include Garage Pop, Hip Hop, Rock and Roll, Americana, Folk, and Blues.

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

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Oct
2022

Our 3rd annual Bonfire. This year there’s a Reggae Festival included, featuring the group “Non Stop Reggae” and other local reggae acts. Bring your lawn chairs, tents, blankets or tailgate. Vendors and food trucks will be onsite.

$15 general admission 

$25 VIP

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

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reggae-festival-bonfire-tickets-401805429857

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2022

10-01-2022

Live Music by Justin Jagler & The Evergreens & Rockin' Rod McCarron.

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

https://cli.re/20094-justin-jagler--the-evergreens

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2022

10-01-2022

Grab a bite and a beer, and come listen to live music in the Biergarten. Bar opens at 5, Christa and the Boomerangs play at 7! Free Admission.

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

01
Oct
2022

2022 Blues Music Award nominee and St. Louis native Jeremiah Johnson is coming back to NBM! Johnson uniquely fuses the sounds of the south with Mississippi River blues and a touch of country flair to bring an exhilarating performance to the stage. All shows start at 7:00 PM in the National Blues Museum’s performance space, the Legends Room. Doors are at 6:30 PM.

Outside food is allowed. Outside drinks are not permitted. The bar will be open to purchase drinks. Ticket purchases come with a four-hour parking voucher valid at the Seventh Street garage located at 410 N Seventh Street. Click here to learn more about our parking policy.

All tickets are general admission with family-style seating. If you would like to sit at your own table, please purchase four tickets. Ticket sales are nonrefundable.

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/jeremiah-johnson/

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Oct
2022

The Nakatani Gong Orchestra (NGO) is a large ensemble contemporary sound art project. Local musicians are trained in Tatsuya Nakatani’s bowed gong techniques, and he conducts them in a performance of an original composition. In the last decade, the NGO has performed hundreds of concerts involving thousands of participants around the world in the creation of these transformative sound works.

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

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2022

10-01-2022

Prism’s second annual Festival of New Works, Spotlight On…Emerging Artists. This year’s festival will highlight the work of local, unpublished playwrights, giving them the opportunity to develop their work with a team of professional directors, actors, and technicians. This year’s festival will take place at the High Low, The Kranzberg Arts Foundation’s literary cafe venue, and will once again feature some of St. Louis’ favorite actors and exciting emerging artists. The festival will run the weekends of September 23rd and 30th. Submissions will open later this month. For more information on submitting your work to this year’s festival, please visit www.prismtheatrecompany.org.

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Oct
2022

10-01-2022

"acoustic gypsy jazz": The Hot Club of St. Louis is an upbeat acoustic jazz quartet led by guitarist Joe Park. They perform many of the classics made famous by legendary guitarist Django Reinhardt as well as some of their own compositions.

Joe Park - guitar

Paul Davis - guitar

Roger Netherton - violin

Guy Cantonwine - bass

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/events

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Oct
2022

10-01-2022

Keltic Reign - Opening Set By Lore at Blue Strawberry STL.

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

https://cli.re/21177-keltic-reign---opening-set-by-lore

01
Oct
2022

10-01-2022

"acoustic gypsy jazz": The Hot Club of St. Louis is an upbeat acoustic jazz quartet led by guitarist Joe Park. They perform many of the classics made famous by legendary guitarist Django Reinhardt as well as some of their own compositions.

Joe Park - guitar

Paul Davis - guitar

Roger Netherton - violin

Guy Cantonwine - bass

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/events

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Oct
2022

10-01-2022

Multi-talented comedian, actor, singer and writer Rodney Carrington is bringing his comedy tour to River City Casino & Hotel for two shows Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1, 2022. Rodney Carrington has been playing sold-out shows around the world as one of the Top 10 highest-grossing touring comedians for the past two decades. A platinum-recording artist, Carrington's recorded eight major record label comedy albums, followed by three albums on his own record label, Laughter's Good Records. Carrington is fresh off the release of his latest album, "Get Em Out," (released 2019) which hit #1 on iTunes. His album "Here Comes the Truth” (released 2017) climbed to #3 on the comedy charts, accruing tens of millions of streams on Spotify and even spawned a Netflix special. Rodney is fresh off the release of his latest single, "Let Me In," (released October 15, 2021) and is gearing up for a year of touring in 2022! 

You must be 21 and older to attend. Mature audiences only.

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

01
Oct
2022

Noël Coward’s wit and sophistication are on full display in this scathing sendup of the British upper class of the 1930s.

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

https://www.eventvesta.com/events/19184/t/tickets

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Oct
2022

Oscar nominee and six-time Grammy-winner trumpeter/composer Terence Blanchard celebrates the brilliance of jazz legend Wayne Shorter with the acclaimed Absence, based on his album of the same name. He is joined by his young band of musical pioneers, the The E-Collective, and the double Grammy-winning Turtle Island String Quartet, who since their inception in 1985, have been a singular force in the creation of bold, new trends in chamber music for strings.

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/terence-blanchard/

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2022

10-01-2022

Roy Book Binder has been rambling around the world for the past 45 years! He gave up his Greenwich Village “pad” in the early 1970’s and lived in his “Tour Bus” for the next 15 years criss crossing the US and appearing at festivals throughout Canada & Europe. Roy has the goods: the original, the bare-knuckle, the low-down . . . blues. Who can say they were friends with the Rev. Gary Davis, Pink Anderson and Robert Lockwood? And toured with Arthur Big Boy Crudup, Hot Tuna, JJ Cale & Bonnie Raitt ? Roy can. He has the stories, the licks, and the mystery of timeless music in his fingers. He’s been featured on a PBS special and interviewed by Terry Gross on “Fresh Air.” He’s also a regular at Fur Peace Ranch, where he teaches along with Jorma Kaukonen. When he brings his ‘Tour Bus’ to town, a one-man blues-fest ensues. He plays and he entertains, feeding us music and stories, and the evening is a celebration for us all. We’re privileged to have Roy here to preserve–and extend—the tradition of great American blues music.

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

https://thefocalpoint.org/event/roy-book-binder/