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Upcoming events

04
Jun
2021

06-04-2021

If you are looking for that special combination of live music, a jovial atmosphere and small-town charm, then you need to know about the Summer Music Series in historic Ste. Genevieve. Featuring a variety of musical styles ranging from soulful rhythm and blues to convincing musical tributes, the Summer Music Series takes place every Friday night in June and July. The Summer Music Series brings regional touring acts to perform live on stage at the Orris, a former movie theater in the historic district of downtown Ste. Genevieve. Doors open at 6:30, and performances begin at 8:00.

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

https://www.stegenchamber.org/summer-music-series/

05
Jun
2021

06-05-2021 12:00 am
Shakespeare Glen in Forest Park

Returning to Forest Park in June, St. Louis Shakespeare Festival presents King Lear starring Tony, Grammy, and Emmy award-winner André De Shields in the titanic title role. Be sure to save your spot early! Reservations open on Monday, May 3.

Click here for more info and to reserve a spot!

05
Jun
2021

History comes alive in historic Ste. Genevieve on Saturdays. Beginning in April, enjoy “Hands-On History” presentations, demonstrations, music, and craft activities at historic sites. Take a free walking tour and learn about fascinating aspects of historic Ste. Genevieve. Enjoy the ambiance created by costumed strollers and various musicians and crafters on hand to greet visitors. Kids can try throwing a tomahawk, "shop" in a vintage store, or "attend" a French school. Come interact with these special presenters!

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

http://www.VisitSteGen.com

05
Jun
2021

06-05-2021
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.

 

05
Jun
2021

Performing: KINGDOM BROTHERS.

This is an outdoor, live music series in the downtown MX District. Come support local musicians at a safe, socially distant, mask-required and clean location. Bring your own chair!

On the corner of Washington Ave. & 6th St. 

A special thank you to our wonderful sponsors: the National Blues Museum, Ameren Missouri, PNC Bank, National Endowment for the Arts and Urban Chestnut Brewing Company.

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

http://nationalbluesmuseum.org

05
Jun
2021

06-05-2021

PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITIONS OPEN AT THE FOUNDRY ART CENTRE

June 4 – August 22, 2021

The Foundry Art Centre is pleased to announce the opening of three solo photography exhibitions. David Johnson’s It Can Be This Way Always, Destiny Mata’s The Way We Were, and Bridget Murphy Milligan’s Wondertales: The Imprint of Child’s Play.

It Can Be This Way Always documents David Johnson’s ongoing, 13-year photo series of the Kerrville Folk Festival in Central Texas – an annual 18-day event that has been in existence since 1972. Johnson’s large-format photographs capture a distinctive subculture that emerges within an isolated 5-acre ranch through portraits of the festival-goers and the Texas Hill Country.

Destiny Mata’s The Way We Were showcases the underground punk scene of the outer boroughs of New York, specifically Punx of Color, whose shows are held to help financially support the fight for civil justice. In an ever-changing world, these photographs recall a not-so-distant past when the underground punk scene was alive and well and living in color.

Through fanciful color photographs, Bridget Murphy Milligan’s Wondertales: The Imprint of Child’s Play celebrates the spirit and complexity of childhood, investigating the inventive play and uninhibited curiously of children. The compositions offer inspiration for the viewer to reconnect with their inner child, recalling early childhood memories and experiences that leave permanent imprints on the consciousness.

“There is a fascinating connection between these three exhibitions,” explains Sean FitzGibbons, Executive Director of the Foundry Art Centre, “Mata’s The Way We Were and Johnson’s It Can Be This Way Always both document events centered on live music. Each music scene may be about as regionally different as you can get, from the urban landscape of New York to the rural camp grounds of the Texas Hill Country; however, there are immediate similarities showcased within the shared sense of community built around the love of music. Murphy Milligan’s images present a wonderful foundation as her work highlights the childlike sense of imagination that ties all three exhibitions together.” 

Exhibitions open June 4th with an opening reception from 5-8pm. Exhibitions at the Foundry are free and open to the public. Social distancing and mask wearing is enforced. For more information, please visit us at https://foundryartcentre.org or email Jessica Mannisi, Art & Exhibitions Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

About the Foundry Art Centre

As a vibrant home to the arts, the Foundry Art Centre raises awareness and appreciation of the arts throughout the region. Alive with activity, the Centre’s programming reinforces the importance of the arts and helps ensure that arts and culture remain vital. Artists, patrons, young people and the community at large continually find new ways to interact at this unique facility.

05
Jun
2021

06-05-2021

The Rum Drum Ramblers join us for a curbside concert at Cherokee and Iowa. Iowa Street will be closed at 5pm, and the music starts at 6pm. Order from the windows at Earthbound and Yaquis, and bring the whole family!

Click here for more info and to RSVP on Facebook!

05
Jun
2021

Tim Crosby will be making his debut appearance at White Rooster on June 5th from 7 to 10pm. This is a free show.

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

06
Jun
2021

06-06-2021 12:00 am
Shakespeare Glen in Forest Park

Returning to Forest Park in June, St. Louis Shakespeare Festival presents King Lear starring Tony, Grammy, and Emmy award-winner André De Shields in the titanic title role. Be sure to save your spot early! Reservations open on Monday, May 3.

Click here for more info and to reserve a spot!

06
Jun
2021

06-06-2021
Online

Folk School is excited to partner with Patt & Possum (a.k.a. Patt Plunkett & Charlie Walden) for a weekly online fiddle tunes session. Join in on Sundays at 2:00 PM on the Folk School Facebook Page.

06
Jun
2021

06-06-2021

PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITIONS OPEN AT THE FOUNDRY ART CENTRE

June 4 – August 22, 2021

The Foundry Art Centre is pleased to announce the opening of three solo photography exhibitions. David Johnson’s It Can Be This Way Always, Destiny Mata’s The Way We Were, and Bridget Murphy Milligan’s Wondertales: The Imprint of Child’s Play.

It Can Be This Way Always documents David Johnson’s ongoing, 13-year photo series of the Kerrville Folk Festival in Central Texas – an annual 18-day event that has been in existence since 1972. Johnson’s large-format photographs capture a distinctive subculture that emerges within an isolated 5-acre ranch through portraits of the festival-goers and the Texas Hill Country.

Destiny Mata’s The Way We Were showcases the underground punk scene of the outer boroughs of New York, specifically Punx of Color, whose shows are held to help financially support the fight for civil justice. In an ever-changing world, these photographs recall a not-so-distant past when the underground punk scene was alive and well and living in color.

Through fanciful color photographs, Bridget Murphy Milligan’s Wondertales: The Imprint of Child’s Play celebrates the spirit and complexity of childhood, investigating the inventive play and uninhibited curiously of children. The compositions offer inspiration for the viewer to reconnect with their inner child, recalling early childhood memories and experiences that leave permanent imprints on the consciousness.

“There is a fascinating connection between these three exhibitions,” explains Sean FitzGibbons, Executive Director of the Foundry Art Centre, “Mata’s The Way We Were and Johnson’s It Can Be This Way Always both document events centered on live music. Each music scene may be about as regionally different as you can get, from the urban landscape of New York to the rural camp grounds of the Texas Hill Country; however, there are immediate similarities showcased within the shared sense of community built around the love of music. Murphy Milligan’s images present a wonderful foundation as her work highlights the childlike sense of imagination that ties all three exhibitions together.” 

Exhibitions open June 4th with an opening reception from 5-8pm. Exhibitions at the Foundry are free and open to the public. Social distancing and mask wearing is enforced. For more information, please visit us at https://foundryartcentre.org or email Jessica Mannisi, Art & Exhibitions Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

About the Foundry Art Centre

As a vibrant home to the arts, the Foundry Art Centre raises awareness and appreciation of the arts throughout the region. Alive with activity, the Centre’s programming reinforces the importance of the arts and helps ensure that arts and culture remain vital. Artists, patrons, young people and the community at large continually find new ways to interact at this unique facility.

06
Jun
2021

Every Sunday Night from 6:30-10:30 at John D. McGurks. St. Louis's very own critically acclaimed Falling Fences!

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

07
Jun
2021

06-07-2021 12:00 am
Shakespeare Glen in Forest Park

Returning to Forest Park in June, St. Louis Shakespeare Festival presents King Lear starring Tony, Grammy, and Emmy award-winner André De Shields in the titanic title role. Be sure to save your spot early! Reservations open on Monday, May 3.

Click here for more info and to reserve a spot!

07
Jun
2021

06-07-2021

The Foundry Art Centre is excited to offer a unique Summer Art Camp where art and activities encourage creative collaboration, develop artistic skills, and present innovative ways art impacts the world! A green theme will promote eco-art and engage creative expression focused on reducing, reusing, and recycling. Register by March 20th for a waived registration fee.

Students K-8th grade will discover inspiration along the Katy trail through the Foundry’s exhibitions in photography, painting, and installation this summer. Campers will enjoy painting outside, planting a butterfly garden, and creating a giant mural of plastic bottle caps! In addition to collaborative projects they’ll enjoy making individual works of art to take home and share with family and friends. Camper’s will work on their very own clay projects, painting, sculpting, printmaking and more! They will display their artwork at the end of each session in an Art Exhibit. Sign up today and help your child discover their artistic voice!

The Foundry’s week-long, full-day Art Camps are taught by experienced art teachers that foster self-expression through social and environmental engagements. A small classroom with student-teacher ratio of 1:15 helps cultivate a classroom of trust and artistic development. Students will be divided based on age and all materials are provided. Registration includes a camp t-shirt and exciting sessions of climbing and team building at Climb So iLL! Protocols for COVID, including mask-wearing and hand washing that are currently practiced by area schools will keep each camper and their families safe this summer.

REGISTER NOW!

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

http://foundryartcentre.org/art-camp

07
Jun
2021

06-07-2021

PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITIONS OPEN AT THE FOUNDRY ART CENTRE

June 4 – August 22, 2021

The Foundry Art Centre is pleased to announce the opening of three solo photography exhibitions. David Johnson’s It Can Be This Way Always, Destiny Mata’s The Way We Were, and Bridget Murphy Milligan’s Wondertales: The Imprint of Child’s Play.

It Can Be This Way Always documents David Johnson’s ongoing, 13-year photo series of the Kerrville Folk Festival in Central Texas – an annual 18-day event that has been in existence since 1972. Johnson’s large-format photographs capture a distinctive subculture that emerges within an isolated 5-acre ranch through portraits of the festival-goers and the Texas Hill Country.

Destiny Mata’s The Way We Were showcases the underground punk scene of the outer boroughs of New York, specifically Punx of Color, whose shows are held to help financially support the fight for civil justice. In an ever-changing world, these photographs recall a not-so-distant past when the underground punk scene was alive and well and living in color.

Through fanciful color photographs, Bridget Murphy Milligan’s Wondertales: The Imprint of Child’s Play celebrates the spirit and complexity of childhood, investigating the inventive play and uninhibited curiously of children. The compositions offer inspiration for the viewer to reconnect with their inner child, recalling early childhood memories and experiences that leave permanent imprints on the consciousness.

“There is a fascinating connection between these three exhibitions,” explains Sean FitzGibbons, Executive Director of the Foundry Art Centre, “Mata’s The Way We Were and Johnson’s It Can Be This Way Always both document events centered on live music. Each music scene may be about as regionally different as you can get, from the urban landscape of New York to the rural camp grounds of the Texas Hill Country; however, there are immediate similarities showcased within the shared sense of community built around the love of music. Murphy Milligan’s images present a wonderful foundation as her work highlights the childlike sense of imagination that ties all three exhibitions together.” 

Exhibitions open June 4th with an opening reception from 5-8pm. Exhibitions at the Foundry are free and open to the public. Social distancing and mask wearing is enforced. For more information, please visit us at https://foundryartcentre.org or email Jessica Mannisi, Art & Exhibitions Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

About the Foundry Art Centre

As a vibrant home to the arts, the Foundry Art Centre raises awareness and appreciation of the arts throughout the region. Alive with activity, the Centre’s programming reinforces the importance of the arts and helps ensure that arts and culture remain vital. Artists, patrons, young people and the community at large continually find new ways to interact at this unique facility.

07
Jun
2021

06-07-2021
Online

Left Bank Books, Anderson's Bookshop, Boswell Books, and McLean and Eakin Bookstore welcome bestselling author Sebastian Junger, who will discuss his new book Freedom, on June 7 at 7pm CT in a private online event. Junger will be in conversation with award-winning author and reporter Sarah Chayes. This is an exclusive event that requires purchase of a copy of Freedom from Left Bank Books for admission or a $5 admission ticket.

New York Times bestselling author Sebastian Junger offers a profound rumination on the concept of freedom.

Throughout history, humans have been driven by the quest for two cherished ideals: community and freedom. The two don't coexist easily. We value individuality and self-reliance, yet are utterly dependent on community for our most basic needs. In this intricately crafted and thought-provoking book, Sebastian Junger examines the tension that lies at the heart of what it means to be human.

For much of a year, Junger and three friends--a conflict photographer and two Afghan War vets--walked the railroad lines of the East Coast. It was an experiment in personal autonomy, but also in interdependence. Dodging railroad cops, sleeping under bridges, cooking over fires, and drinking from creeks and rivers, the four men forged a unique reliance on one another.

In Freedom, Junger weaves his account of this journey together with primatology and boxing strategy, the history of labor strikes and Apache raiders, the role of women in resistance movements, and the brutal reality of life on the Pennsylvania frontier. Written in exquisite, razor-sharp prose, the result is a powerful examination of the primary desire that defines us.

Sebastian Junger is the New York Times bestselling author of Tribe, War, A Death in Belmont, Fire, and The Perfect Storm, and co-director of the documentary film Restrepo, which was nominated for an Academy Award. He is also the winner of a Peabody Award and the National Magazine Award for Reporting. He lives in New York City with his family.

Sarah Chayes’s remarkable trajectory has led from reporting from Paris for National Public Radio to a decade on the ground in Afghanistan, including service to two commanders of the international forces there and to Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mike Mullen. Internationally renowned for her innovative thinking on corruption and its implications, she has probed its workings on five continents – and most recently the United States. Here as elsewhere, she has found, systemic corruption lies behind many crises: violent ideological extremism, environmental devastation, popular uprisings. She is the author of The Punishment of Virtue: Inside Afghanistan After the Taliban, Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security, a 2016 L.A. Times Book Prize winner, and On Corruption in America – And What Is at Stake. She lives in Paw Paw, WV.

You may purchase a copy of Freedom or a $5 admission ticket from Left Bank Books online or by phone. You must provide an email address to be invited to the private online event. If you have purchased either the book or ticket from Left Bank, you will receive an email event reminder a few days prior to the event. You will receive the email with the link to join the private online event the DAY OF the event.

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

https://www.left-bank.com/event/sebastian-junger-freedom

08
Jun
2021

06-08-2021 12:00 am
Shakespeare Glen in Forest Park

Returning to Forest Park in June, St. Louis Shakespeare Festival presents King Lear starring Tony, Grammy, and Emmy award-winner André De Shields in the titanic title role. Be sure to save your spot early! Reservations open on Monday, May 3.

Click here for more info and to reserve a spot!

08
Jun
2021

06-08-2021

The Foundry Art Centre is excited to offer a unique Summer Art Camp where art and activities encourage creative collaboration, develop artistic skills, and present innovative ways art impacts the world! A green theme will promote eco-art and engage creative expression focused on reducing, reusing, and recycling. Register by March 20th for a waived registration fee.

Students K-8th grade will discover inspiration along the Katy trail through the Foundry’s exhibitions in photography, painting, and installation this summer. Campers will enjoy painting outside, planting a butterfly garden, and creating a giant mural of plastic bottle caps! In addition to collaborative projects they’ll enjoy making individual works of art to take home and share with family and friends. Camper’s will work on their very own clay projects, painting, sculpting, printmaking and more! They will display their artwork at the end of each session in an Art Exhibit. Sign up today and help your child discover their artistic voice!

The Foundry’s week-long, full-day Art Camps are taught by experienced art teachers that foster self-expression through social and environmental engagements. A small classroom with student-teacher ratio of 1:15 helps cultivate a classroom of trust and artistic development. Students will be divided based on age and all materials are provided. Registration includes a camp t-shirt and exciting sessions of climbing and team building at Climb So iLL! Protocols for COVID, including mask-wearing and hand washing that are currently practiced by area schools will keep each camper and their families safe this summer.

REGISTER NOW!

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

http://foundryartcentre.org/art-camp

08
Jun
2021

06-08-2021

PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITIONS OPEN AT THE FOUNDRY ART CENTRE

June 4 – August 22, 2021

The Foundry Art Centre is pleased to announce the opening of three solo photography exhibitions. David Johnson’s It Can Be This Way Always, Destiny Mata’s The Way We Were, and Bridget Murphy Milligan’s Wondertales: The Imprint of Child’s Play.

It Can Be This Way Always documents David Johnson’s ongoing, 13-year photo series of the Kerrville Folk Festival in Central Texas – an annual 18-day event that has been in existence since 1972. Johnson’s large-format photographs capture a distinctive subculture that emerges within an isolated 5-acre ranch through portraits of the festival-goers and the Texas Hill Country.

Destiny Mata’s The Way We Were showcases the underground punk scene of the outer boroughs of New York, specifically Punx of Color, whose shows are held to help financially support the fight for civil justice. In an ever-changing world, these photographs recall a not-so-distant past when the underground punk scene was alive and well and living in color.

Through fanciful color photographs, Bridget Murphy Milligan’s Wondertales: The Imprint of Child’s Play celebrates the spirit and complexity of childhood, investigating the inventive play and uninhibited curiously of children. The compositions offer inspiration for the viewer to reconnect with their inner child, recalling early childhood memories and experiences that leave permanent imprints on the consciousness.

“There is a fascinating connection between these three exhibitions,” explains Sean FitzGibbons, Executive Director of the Foundry Art Centre, “Mata’s The Way We Were and Johnson’s It Can Be This Way Always both document events centered on live music. Each music scene may be about as regionally different as you can get, from the urban landscape of New York to the rural camp grounds of the Texas Hill Country; however, there are immediate similarities showcased within the shared sense of community built around the love of music. Murphy Milligan’s images present a wonderful foundation as her work highlights the childlike sense of imagination that ties all three exhibitions together.” 

Exhibitions open June 4th with an opening reception from 5-8pm. Exhibitions at the Foundry are free and open to the public. Social distancing and mask wearing is enforced. For more information, please visit us at https://foundryartcentre.org or email Jessica Mannisi, Art & Exhibitions Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

About the Foundry Art Centre

As a vibrant home to the arts, the Foundry Art Centre raises awareness and appreciation of the arts throughout the region. Alive with activity, the Centre’s programming reinforces the importance of the arts and helps ensure that arts and culture remain vital. Artists, patrons, young people and the community at large continually find new ways to interact at this unique facility.

09
Jun
2021

06-09-2021 12:00 am
Shakespeare Glen in Forest Park

Returning to Forest Park in June, St. Louis Shakespeare Festival presents King Lear starring Tony, Grammy, and Emmy award-winner André De Shields in the titanic title role. Be sure to save your spot early! Reservations open on Monday, May 3.

Click here for more info and to reserve a spot!