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Upcoming events

01
Dec
2017

12-01-2017 -10:00 pm

Monaco, a new artist-owned cooperative art gallery, will open at 2701 Cherokee
Street on Friday, December 1, 2017.
Monaco provides opportunities for critical inquiry and commercial potential, and supports the
broader arts community by forging new connections — locally, regionally, and beyond. In the spirit
of a true cooperative, Monaco is committed to fostering growth and development through our
programming, be it the artists we engage, the surrounding community, or the local neighborhood on
and around Cherokee Street.
Monaco operates as an alternative to the traditional gallery model. Referencing one of the wealthiest
states in the world — notorious as a “freeport” for art and other luxury items — the name suggests a
sovereign micro-state, emphasizing the autonomy of the project, and hints at ideas of commerciality
in the contemporary art world.
Monaco will launch with an inaugural exhibition of works from the founding cooperative members
on Friday, December 1st, from 7:00 – 10:00 pm. Exhibiting artists will include Amanda Bowles, Bruce
Burton, Sage Dawson, Kristin Fleischmann Brewer, José Garza, Meghan Grubb, LAB:D (Lyndon
Barrois Jr. + Addoley Dzegede), Allison Lacher, Gregg Louis, Cole Lu, Tim Portlock, and US English.
A fundraising campaign is underway to help offset the initial expenses of renovating the Monaco
gallery space, essential start-up supplies, and a small reserve for future use as necessary.
To support the launch of Monaco in St. Louis, visit the GoFundMe campaign to donate:
www.gofundme.com/monacocoop

01
Dec
2017

Christ Memorial Productions host Family Musical Theater’s A Song for Christmas. This Free Event will be held on Dec. 1 & 2 at 7:00 pm; & Dec. 3 at 2:00 pm at 5252 S. Lindbergh Boulevard.
Family Musical Theater is preparing over 30 Christmas selections in this Sixth Annual event!  A live orchestra and talented singers from around the area are sure to delight.    
Admission is Free although a freewill offering will be accepted to cover expenses and to support the work of Humanitri.  Humanitri works in the St. Louis area to fight homelessness and equip people to rebuild their lives.  For more information on Humanitri, please see Humanitri.org.
The Saturday Dec.r 2 performance will include a free reception beginning at 6:30 and continuing through intermission.   Refreshments including soft drinks, wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres will be served. 
If you are bringing a group of 15 or more individuals to the event, please email Tickets@CMPShows.org with your group information so that we can be ready to accommodate you.
For additional information about the show or our support of Humanitri, please see FamilyMusicalTheater.org

01
Dec
2017

12-01-2017 -10:00 pm

Monaco, a new artist-owned cooperative gallery located on Cherokee Street, will launch with a grand opening exhibition, Grand Prix, on Friday, December 1, from 7:00 – 10:00 pm. 

Grand Prix, an exhibition featuring Monaco’s 12 founding members, will highlight a breadth of media and conceptual concerns, and point to future programming that will be steered by exhibiting artists.

 

Like the prestigious Grand Prix motor race held annually in the city-state Monaco, Grand Prix navigates complex terrain— here the landscape is comprised of contemporary approaches in art and design. Angle, curve, swerve—color, form, line and shape, introduce the Monaco collective community. Exhibiting artists include Amanda Bowles, Bruce Burton, Sage Dawson, Kristin Fleischmann Brewer, José Garza, Meghan Grubb, LAB:D (Lyndon Barrois Jr. + Addoley Dzegede), Allison Lacher, Gregg  Louis, Cole Lu, Tim Portlock, and US English.

 

Monaco is an artist-owned cooperative that operates as an alternative to the traditional gallery model. Referencing one of the wealthiest states in the world—notorious as a “freeport” for art and other luxury items—the name suggests a sovereign micro-state, emphasizing the autonomy of the project, and hints at ideas of commerciality in the contemporary art world.

 

Monaco provides opportunities for critical inquiry and commercial potential, and supports it’s members by forging new connections and fostering community. Members include both emerging and mid-career artists, and collaborative entities as well as individuals. Its exhibits range from solo shows to curated group exhibitions.

 

01
Dec
2017

12-01-2017 -10:00 pm
$10.00

Calling all musicians and dancers! moSTLy TAP is hosting an open jam with musical guest,  Miss Jubilee!
7-7:30pm is a beginner tap class taught my moSTLy TAP members. Wear tap shoes or flat, closed-toe shoes. 7:30-10pm is the jam.  All are welcome!
Cost is $10.00 at the door to enjoy the jam, $15.00 if you'll be taking class too. 
Wine, bottled water, and light snacks are included.

$10.00
01
Dec
2017

UMSL Theatre
presents
L-vis Lives!
December 1 – 3, 2017
Friday & Saturday at 7:30pm
Sunday at 2pm
Free Admission
FROM THE POET the Chicago Tribune calls “the new voice of Chicago,” comes L-vis Lives!, a bold new collection of poetry and prose exploring the collision of race, art, and appropriation in American culture.
L-vis is an imagined persona, a representation of artists who have used and misused Black music. Like so many others who gained fame and fortune from their sampling, L-vis is as much a sincere artist as he is a thief. In Kevin Coval’s poems, L-vis’ story is equal parts forgotten history, autobiography, and re-imaginings. We see shades of Elvis Presley, the Beastie Boys, and Eminem, and meet some of history’s more obscure “whiteboy” heroes and anti-heroes: legendary breakdancers, political activists, and music impresarios.
A story of both artistic theft and radical invention, L-vis Lives! is a poetic novella on all of the possibilities and problems of “post-racial” American culture—where Black art is still at times only fully accepted in a white face, and every once in a while an “L-vis” comes along to step in to the void.

01
Dec
2017

12-01-2017
01
Dec
2017

12-01-2017
$8.00

Saint Louis University Theatre
presents
The Merchant of Venice
November 30 – December 3, 2017
Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 8pm
Sunday at 2pm
$5 Student / $8 Adult
Season Subscription Available
A loan in the name of love with perilous terms sets the stage for this tale of romance, deception and courtroom drama. Though considered one of the comedies, the play includes some of the most dramatic and memorable moments in all of Shakespeare’s works.

$8.00
01
Dec
2017

12-01-2017 -10:00 pm

To warm your holiday spirit Raw Earth will bring our Casbah-ssippi carpet ride to your favorite Oasis is Maplewood. Ready yourself to hear the most eclectic band of world sound in St. Louis...not just a performance, an experience.

02
Dec
2017

12-02-2017 -3:00 pm

WHAT: SCC to host Fall Student Art Exhibition
WHEN: Nov. 20-Dec. 10, 2017
WHERE: Gallery of the Donald D. Shook Fine Arts Building, St. Charles Community College, 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive in Cottleville
COST: Free and open to the public
CONTACT INFO: Brian D. Smith, bsmith@stchas.edu or 636-922-8575

NEWS STORY FORMAT


SCC student artwork is focus of November exhibition

St. Charles Community College will display the artwork of its students Nov. 20-Dec. 10 at the SCC Fall Student Art Exhibition. An opening reception will be held from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

The exhibition will showcase some of the finest pieces being created in the SCC Art Department during the fall 2017 semester. Work in various media will be on display including painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, video, 2D design, graphic design and more.

Gallery hours are 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. The gallery is located in the Donald D. Shook Fine Arts Building.

For more information, contact Brian D. Smith at bsmith@stchas.edu or 636-922-8575.

02
Dec
2017

As one of St. Louis’s most time-honored traditions, The 42st Annual Soulard Holiday Parlour Tour invites guests to take a Historic Walk through featured homes, decked in their holiday best! 
It will be held on Saturday, December 2nd from 10 am - 4 pm and on Sunday, December 3rd from 10 am - 3 pm.

02
Dec
2017

This annual, local, German-inspired Festival draws big crowds looking for unique arts & crafts! Ideal for those looking for one-of-a-kind holiday gifts, it is a welcome alternative to the mall! Visitors can expect to find vendors selling jewelry, photographs, candles, Christmas ornaments and locally produced honey. About half the vendors are from within the neighborhood. Also, a variety of musical groups will perform from around the Skinker DeBaliviere Community.

To keep visitors warm on what could be a cold day, there will be traditional warm beverages, treats, and beer available.

02
Dec
2017

12-02-2017 -12:30 pm

If you play bluegrass in St. Louis or even Missouri, you know James Jobe. A man supporting and maintaining all facets of the scene. James has honed his traditional bluegrass sound through years of playing and hanging with most all of the Missouri bluegrass greats. In this workshop he will focus on a pentatonic way of looking at the mandolin. The tricks, shapes, licks, and techniques he has put together for this workshop are sure to improve and inspire you playing!

02
Dec
2017

12-02-2017

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 

02
Dec
2017

12-02-2017 -10:00 pm

The STL Free Jazz Collective with special guest artist Douglas R. Ewart, world renowned multi instrumentalist from the AACM, will join us for a free concert on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 7:30pm.  The concert will be held at the 14th Street Artist Community Center at 2701 N. 14th Street 63107.

The STL Free Jazz Collective was recently named to St. Louis Magazine's "A-List" for 2017 for including "some of the city’s leading purveyors of the improvisational avant‐garde jazz tradition—so wild and untranslatable, it’s just called that 'St. Louis Thing.'"  LaDonna Smith of the Improvisor said, "I find your music full of energy and life, the sound is authentic and distinctive, and it is indicative of a very healthy jazz scene in St. Louis."

Douglas R. Ewart will join us as we explore spontaneous creativity in a free jazz style.  We will also perform a selection of Ewart's compositions.  Our sets also include the poetry of St. Louis Poet Laureate Michael Castro who is no stranger to poetry/music collaborations, having performed with jazz artists in the United States and Europe for decades. 

Michael Castro, poet
Baba Mike Nelson, trumpet, shells, multi-instrumentalist
Jerome "Jay Dubs" Williams, alto saxophone
Jim Hegarty, piano and electronics
Paul Steinbeck, electric bass
Gary Sykes, drums and percussion

02
Dec
2017

UMSL Theatre
presents
L-vis Lives!
December 1 – 3, 2017
Friday & Saturday at 7:30pm
Sunday at 2pm
Free Admission
FROM THE POET the Chicago Tribune calls “the new voice of Chicago,” comes L-vis Lives!, a bold new collection of poetry and prose exploring the collision of race, art, and appropriation in American culture.
L-vis is an imagined persona, a representation of artists who have used and misused Black music. Like so many others who gained fame and fortune from their sampling, L-vis is as much a sincere artist as he is a thief. In Kevin Coval’s poems, L-vis’ story is equal parts forgotten history, autobiography, and re-imaginings. We see shades of Elvis Presley, the Beastie Boys, and Eminem, and meet some of history’s more obscure “whiteboy” heroes and anti-heroes: legendary breakdancers, political activists, and music impresarios.
A story of both artistic theft and radical invention, L-vis Lives! is a poetic novella on all of the possibilities and problems of “post-racial” American culture—where Black art is still at times only fully accepted in a white face, and every once in a while an “L-vis” comes along to step in to the void.

02
Dec
2017

12-02-2017
$8.00

Saint Louis University Theatre
presents
The Merchant of Venice
November 30 – December 3, 2017
Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 8pm
Sunday at 2pm
$5 Student / $8 Adult
Season Subscription Available
A loan in the name of love with perilous terms sets the stage for this tale of romance, deception and courtroom drama. Though considered one of the comedies, the play includes some of the most dramatic and memorable moments in all of Shakespeare’s works.

$8.00
02
Dec
2017

award winning soul/blues artist johnny rawls performs at backstreet jazz and blues club. sat dec 2, 2017. johnny won living blues cd of year award for his "red cadillac" cd.

03
Dec
2017

12-03-2017 -4:30 pm

Come one!!! Come all!!!! Animal lovers and exotic animal enthusiasts this is a great event for the whole family designed for new comers and seasoned keepers. Feeders of all types supplies and of course tons of amazing healthy animals.

Please spread the word to help us educate the public

Special guests Santa Clause and Tinkerbell the live baby T REX

December 3rd 2017

12365 St.Charles Rock Rd Bridgeton MO 63044

Kids 12 & under Free !!!!!

veterans,active duty and first responders FREE!!!!!

All other 5 bucks at the door

We are having a toy drive to benefit local families in need donations are appreciated but not required

www.showmesnakes.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/180439595847576/

03
Dec
2017

As one of St. Louis’s most time-honored traditions, The 42st Annual Soulard Holiday Parlour Tour invites guests to take a Historic Walk through featured homes, decked in their holiday best! 
It will be held on Saturday, December 2nd from 10 am - 4 pm and on Sunday, December 3rd from 10 am - 3 pm.

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