Upcoming events

05
Apr
2018

04-05-2018
$15.00

Doors 7pm, Show 8pm, $15 Flat -- $2 Minor Surcharge
Buy Tickets @ Metrotix.com

The members of Vinyl Theatre know firsthand that music has the power to bring people together because it happened to them. Music is how they met, it’s what they bonded over, and it’s what has transformed their lives. Since officially forming in 2012, the Milwaukee-based quartet has gone from being college students who revered bands like The Killers, Two Door Cinema Club, The Shins, and Death Cab For Cutie to coming into their own as artists themselves, building an impressive following for their buoyant synth-based alternative-pop sound. Vinyl Theatre’s use of social media, including uploading tracks from their independent EP Chromatic one by one over a period of months onto SoundCloud, proved to be a savvy tactical decision. “Our goal as a band is to share this experience,” says singer and guitarist Keegan Calmes. “We want to share what we have. It’s hard to share a relationship, but we want to show people our bond, and hopefully they will form that bond with each other as fans and become friends. I met all of these guys through music. It brought us together and we want to do the same for others.”

$15.00
06
Apr
2018

04-06-2018 12:00 am
$52.00
$52.00
06
Apr
2018

04-06-2018 -10:00 pm
$17.00

An evening of great music with Scott Kennebeck, the ‘Voice of St. Louis,’ cantor for the Cathedral Basilica, soloist with American Kantorei, and Executive Director of Cathedral Concerts. Scott will perform with John Powel Walsh, a gifted accompanist and master of the Cathedral’s great Kilgen organ.
Ticket Price: $17

$17.00
06
Apr
2018

04-06-2018
$35.00

The Big Muddy Dance Company
presents
“Meet Me In…”
April 6-7, 2018
Friday at 8pm
Saturday at 2pm
$35 General Admission
$180 Orchestra Box (seats up to 4)
$270 Balcony Box (seats up to 6)
The Big Muddy Dance Company is honored to present a production about its roots and heritage, “Meet Me In…” in recognition of St. Louis and its great icons. There is no doubt that the stage will exhibit brilliantly portrayed stories of our city’s favorites through choreography by Artistic Director Brian Enos, world-renowned choreographer Robin Mineko Williams, company dancer Robert Poe, and emerging artist Taylor Mitchell. This one-of-a-kind production will tell both the revered and untold stories of some of our cherished local heroes, brought to life through the beautiful movers of The Big Muddy.

$35.00
06
Apr
2018

04-06-2018
$15.00

Seventeen years ago Rod Picott dropped his tool belt, picked up an acoustic guitar and
released his first album Tiger Tom Dixon’s Blues. The acclaimed debut put a nail in the coffin
of his construction career and ignited his second career as a singer-songwriter. With his new
album, Out Past The Wires, that second career reveals itself in full flame.
The sprawling twenty-two song Out Past The Wires ranges from whispery ballads to guitar
driven rockers and hits every musical spot between. Like much of Picott’s catalog, many of
the songs on Out Past The Wires center around the lives of working people and the losses,
defeats and small victories that can come hard won in a calloused world. It is here in the
ordinary where Picott finds the gold he mines so beautifully on songs such as “Take Home
Pay” – one of four songs written with longtime friend and co-writer Slaid Cleaves.

“I'm on my way down to the pawnshop
A couple hundred is all I need
If I have to I’ll hit the blood bank
I’m bone dry but I can always bleed”

But there is also an air of defiance that runs through many of the songs this time around.
On “Fire Inside” Picott growls.

“ I got fire down inside
A heart darlin’ beating hard and wild
In the pouring rain
I will stand and testify
Cause I got a fire down inside.”

Picott’s eye for the revealing detail and sense of empathy has brought praise from music
critics since his debut and those qualities, as well as a potent defiance is on full display across
Out Past The Wires. Now 52 years old and nine albums into his music career Picott is more
prolific than ever. The twenty-two songs were culled from a staggering number of seventy-
eight. In the two years between Fortune and Out Past The Wires, Picott has also become a
published poet (God In His Slippers – Mezcalita Press) written a screenplay and is releasing
collection of short stories, also titled Out Past The Wires, that accompanies the release of the
album. Many of the characters from the songs on the album find their stories expanded and
even more finely detailed in the book.
For production duties Picott turned again to Neilson Hubbard (Kim Richey, Matthew
Perryman Jones) who produced Picott’s most recent album Fortune. The recording band
consisted of Will Kimbrough/Electric Guitars (Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Rodney
Crowell) Lex Price/Bass (K.D. Lang), Evan Hutchings/Drums (Brandi Carlisle) and Kris
Donegan/Electric Guitars (Sara Evans). The band worked quickly in studio, relying on the
instincts of world-class players and Hubbard’s steady hand to guide the ambitious project.
Out Past The Wires is the latest and one of the most potent pieces of work from Rod
Picott since he left his hammer to rust and sharpened a new set of tools all those years ago.
Picott will be touring throughout 2018 and 2019 in support of the album and book release.
Tour dates can be found at www.rodpicott.com

“Songs like Raymond Carver short stories” – Houston Chronicle

$15.00
07
Apr
2018

04-07-2018

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
Apr
2018

04-07-2018
$35.00

The Big Muddy Dance Company
presents
“Meet Me In…”
April 6-7, 2018
Friday at 8pm
Saturday at 2pm
$35 General Admission
$180 Orchestra Box (seats up to 4)
$270 Balcony Box (seats up to 6)
The Big Muddy Dance Company is honored to present a production about its roots and heritage, “Meet Me In…” in recognition of St. Louis and its great icons. There is no doubt that the stage will exhibit brilliantly portrayed stories of our city’s favorites through choreography by Artistic Director Brian Enos, world-renowned choreographer Robin Mineko Williams, company dancer Robert Poe, and emerging artist Taylor Mitchell. This one-of-a-kind production will tell both the revered and untold stories of some of our cherished local heroes, brought to life through the beautiful movers of The Big Muddy.

$35.00
08
Apr
2018

04-08-2018

"Join a rotating cast of some of St. Louis’ finest musicians for “The Dark Room Brunch Sessions”. Two sets of tunes from 11am-1:30pm is paired with our brand new brunch menu, served 10am-3pm. More info: http://www.thedarkroomstl.com/

 

09
Apr
2018

Left Bank Books welcomes Pulitzer Prize finalist Luis Alberto Urrea, who will sign and discuss his new novel, "The House of Broken Angels"!

This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of "The House of Broken Angels" from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line.

In his final days, beloved and ailing patriarch Miguel Angel De La Cruz, known affectionately as Big Angel, has summoned his entire clan for one last legendary birthday party. But as the party approaches, his mother, nearly one hundred, dies herself, leading to a farewell doubleheader. Across one bittersweet weekend in their San Diego neighborhood, the revelers celebrate the lives of Big Angel and his mother, recounting the acts that brought them to a fraught and sublime country and allowed them to flourish in the land they have come to call home. Teeming with brilliance and humor, authentic at every turn, "The House of Broken Angels" is Luis Alberto Urrea at his best, and it cements his reputation as a storyteller of the first rank.

09
Apr
2018

04-09-2018 -9:00 pm
$38.00

“An Evening With Byrne And Kelly”
April 9, 2018
7:30pm
$38 Balcony Reserved
$48 Orchestra Reserved
$192 Orchestra Box (Seats up to four)
$228 Balcony Box (Seats up to six)
What began as Celtic Thunder’s Neil Byrne and Ryan Kelly performing a series of shows together called ‘Acoustic By Candlelight’ back in 2012 has turned into what is now known as Byrne and Kelly. Driven by dynamic vocal harmonies, the duo seamlessly dives into combining genres like traditional Irish and Americana to create a fresh, Celtic folk sound. Byrne and Kelly’s latest release, Echoes, is a collection of nine original tracks and the well-known Irish classic ‘Step It Out Mary’. During a remote weekend writing retreat in County Cavan, Ireland with fellow musicians Nicole Hudson and Peter Sheridan, the seed for the Echoes album was planted. Just over a year later, the result is a 10-track album featuring songs that highlight their rich, Irish culture and experiences traveling the world playing music. Echoes received immediate chart success following its release in February of 2016 and hit the #1 spot on the iTunes World Music chart, Billboard Top 5 World Album, #1 Amazon Traditional Folk and #1 Amazon Traditional British & Folk charts, Amazon Top 100 Album, and Google Play Top World Album.

$38.00
10
Apr
2018

04-10-2018

Veteran story time lady, Georgy Rock,  joins us each Tuesday morning from 10:30-11am to read stories, sing songs, laugh, and be silly. All ages welcome, and always free. Today is our special Children's Book Week edition.

14
Apr
2018

04-14-2018

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 

14
Apr
2018

04-14-2018 -8:30 pm

Featuring an engaging repertoire of musical theatre and pop favorites, Harmonious showcases 45 of the St. Louis region’s best young vocalists. (90 mins, with intermission)

15
Apr
2018

04-15-2018 -11:30 am

Millstadt Tin Man Half Marathon and 5K races are sponsored by the Friends of the Old Millstadt Water Tower, a non-profit 501 (c) 3 charity whose sole purpose is to restore and preserve the Old Millstadt Water Tower.

15
Apr
2018

04-15-2018

"Join a rotating cast of some of St. Louis’ finest musicians for “The Dark Room Brunch Sessions”. Two sets of tunes from 11am-1:30pm is paired with our brand new brunch menu, served 10am-3pm. More info: http://www.thedarkroomstl.com/

 

17
Apr
2018

04-17-2018

Veteran story time lady, Georgy Rock,  joins us each Tuesday morning from 10:30-11am to read stories, sing songs, laugh, and be silly. All ages welcome, and always free. Today is our special Children's Book Week edition.

17
Apr
2018

Left Bank Books and Maryville Talks Books welcome St. Louis journalist Sarah Kendzior, who will sign and discuss her new book, "The View from Flyover Country: Dispatches from the Forgotten America"!

This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of "The View from Flyover Country" from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line.

St. Louis–based writer and expert in authoritarian states, Sarah Kendzior, has been called “a political heavyweight” and “a Cassandra in Trumpland,” and is often credited with first predicting Donald Trump’s presidential victory. A clear-eyed account of the realities of life in America’s overlooked heartland, "The View from Flyover Country" is a piercing critique of the labor exploitation, racism, gentrification, media bias, and other aspects of the post-employment economy that gave rise to a president who rules like an autocrat. "The View from Flyover Country" is necessary reading for anyone who believes that the only way for America to fix its problems is to first discuss them with honesty and compassion.

19
Apr
2018

04-19-2018
$15.00

Doors 7pm, Show 8pm, $15 Flat, All Ages
Buy tickets @ Metrotix.com

When Lindi Ortega went in search of some quiet last year, the award-winning artist was pleasantly surprised to find a voice she hadn’t heard in some time – her own. Amid sparse, atmospheric production, it’s precisely this voice – a combination of Ortega’s fatalistic perspective expressed with her evocative soprano – that grips your attention on a brand new EP, Til The Goin’ Gets Gone. A dogged resilience permeates this unadorned collection – three originals and a cover of Townes Van Zandt’s “Waiting ‘Round To Die.” The songs are the hard-won spoils of an internal war with words that struck after an extended stretch of touring, addressed in the EP’s title track about the detours and ditches that a traveling musician faces. “What A Girl’s Gotta Do,” a song that is the silver lining of an otherwise dreadful date, explores the gritty pragmatism of making ends meet. Alongside the title track, this song offers a second metaphor about artistic life that strengthens the EP’s overall sense of resolve. Ortega’s somber rendition of “Waiting ‘Round to Die,” acknowledges a personal debt – her recent discovery of the legendary songwriter’s music is what finally cured her writer’s block. The closer, “Final Bow,” came when Ortega assumed she only had one song left in her. “I thought I had to quit music but I wanted to leave gracefully,” she says. “But then I decided to get up and sing some more.” As a whole, this statement captures the essence of Ortega’s new EP – it’s about dusting off, gutting it out, stepping up for another round.

$15.00
20
Apr
2018

04-20-2018 12:00 am
$40.00

With an eclectic combination of rockabilly, honky-tonk and traditional country music, Grammy Award-winning Marty Stuart has performed and recorded with music legends including Merle Haggard and Johnny Cash, and is destined to join their ranks as a country music icon. Along with his high-octane band, Stuart returns with music inspired by his Mississippi Delta upbringing and deep country roots.

$40.00

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