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I Love Jazz provides this calendar as part of our commitment to promote the live jazz experience. It includes just some of the many opportunities in the St. Louis area to hear and see jazz performed by local, national, and international artists.

If your venue, educational institution, or jazz group would like to be included on the Jazz Calendar – contact John Baker at john@hectv.org.

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  • July 1 | 11:59 PM

    Tommy Wiseau: The Room

    Landmark Tivoli Theatre 6350 Delmar Boulevard University City, MO

    What elevates The Room above being just another "worst movie ever made" is the passion of its producer, writer, director and star, Tommy Wiseau. Self-financed at a cost of $6 million, The Room was conceived as a romantic melodrama about a banker (Wiseau) who is betrayed by his fiancée. But when audiences responded to the clunky dialog and Wiseau's eccentric performance with laughter and raspberries, Wiseau retroactively characterized the film as a carefully calculated black comedy. His latest effort is The Neighbors, a sitcom that attempts to build on his newfound reputation for comedy. But he again misses the mark, this time by being too self-aware and trading The Room's endearing earnestness for broad strokes of humor. Wiseau appears at the Landmark Tivoli Theatre for midnight screenings of The Room this Friday and Saturday (July 31 and August 1). The premiere episode of The Neighbors will also be shown both nights. Tickets are $15.

  • July 2 | 11 AM - 5 PM

    Alien Worlds and Androids

    Saint Louis Science Center 5050 Oakland Ave. St. Louis, MO

    9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until September 7, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Sun. until September 7

    Hollywood meets hi-tech at the Saint Louis Science Center's new exhibition, Alien Worlds and Androids. Visitors discover what extraterrestrial life may be like through the use of advanced laboratories, telescopes, robots and probes. Nine themed areas demonstrate how new technologies are being implemented to discover if we are alone in the universe. A Mars rover simulator journeys to the Red Planet, while movie icons Iron Man and C-3PO explain the differences between androids and robots, and why the sci-fi future of the movies is coming faster than we think. Alien Worlds and Androids is open daily through Monday, September 7, at the Saint Louis Science Center. Admission is $4 to $8.

  • July 29 | 10 AM - 9 PM

    Marcel Dzama: Mischief Makes A Move

    World Chess Hall of Fame 4652 Maryland Ave St. Louis, MO

    10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. every Thu., Fri. until October 18, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Sat. until October 18, 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Sun. until October 18

    What do you get when four Canadians and one founding member of Sonic Youth collaborate? Not your average cuppa tea. Instead, you take a long, cool drink of something from the Dadaist bottle via the art film Une Danse des Bouffons. Directed by Canadian-born Marcel Dzama, it stars Kim Gordon, who not only played bass in Sonic Youth forever but is also a respected visual artist in her own right. Music for the black-and-white film was composed by Arcade Fire's Will Butler, Jeremy Gara and Tim Kingsbury. This silent production was inspired by an ill-fated love affair between Marcel Duchamp and the Brazilian sculptor Maria Martins. She elected to remain with her husband; Duchamp was left in the lurch. One party always loses. In the film, Duchamp is held captive and has to recite chess moves in order to escape -- which links the flick to the larger exhibition of his work, Mischief Makes a Move. The exhibit opens at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 14, at the World Chess Hall of Fame. The show remains up through Sunday, October 18, and the gallery is open Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is a suggested $5 donation.

  • July 29 | 4 PM

    Journey to Space

    Saint Louis Science Center-OMNIMAX 5050 Oakland Ave. St. Louis, MO

    4:00 p.m. daily until September 21, 11:00 a.m. daily until September 21, 2:00 p.m. daily until September 21

    The final frontier is a little bit closer to home with Journey to Space. Patrick Stewart narrates this IMAX film that chronicles our achievement in exploring the universe, including the Space Shuttle programs and the International Space Station. Although it won't be easy, space is the place for preparing our future, one in which humans live, work and advance scientific study off-planet. Journey to Space highlights recent achievements via several NASA astronauts discussing their experiences, and it also explores future plans for the next giant leap for mankind, such as a manned mission to Mars.

  • July 30 | 10 AM - 5 PM

    The Power of Nazi Propaganda

    Missouri History Museum Lindell Blvd. & DeBaliviere Ave. St. Louis, MO

    10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Mon., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until September 7, 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. every Tue. until September 7

    Of all the weapons Adolf Hitler wielded during the Second World War, none was more powerful than his propaganda machine. The Missouri History Museum's new exhibit, State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda, examines how Hitler and his cronies used propaganda to seize and maintain power from Germany's young democracy by appealing to the common people, ultimately popularizing total war and mass murder. The traveling exposition, organized by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, opens this weekend. A number of lectures, panel discussions and screenings will be hosted throughout the year in conjunction with the exhibit. Admission is free. 

  • July 30 | 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Indelible: Historic African-American Photographs and Artifacts from the Collection of Robert E. Green

    The Sheldon 3648 Washington Blvd. St. Louis, MO

    12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. every Tue. until August 15, 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Wed., Thu., Fri. until August 15, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. every Sat. until August 15

    The camera may have democratized photography by bringing the power of portraiture to the people, but because of America's troubling racial history there are comparatively few historical photographs of minorities. But that doesn't mean they're not out there -- artist Robert E. Green seeks them out to add to his growing collection. Indelible: Historic African-American Photographs and Artifacts from the Collection of Robert E. Green is an exhibition of images Green has obtained, and many of them were made here in St. Louis. Indelible opens with a free reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 5, at the Sheldon. The exhibit remains up through Saturday, August 15, and the gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday.

  • July 30 | 8 PM

    Anything Goes

    Kirkwood Community Center 111 South Geyer Road Kirkwood, MO

    8:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. until August 16, 4:00 p.m. every Sat. until August 16, 8:00 p.m. every Sat. until August 16, 2:00 p.m. every Sun. until August 16, 7:30 p.m. every Sun. until August 16

    Cole Porter's delirious musical Anything Goes takes a young heiress trapped in an engagement of convenience, a lovestruck young stockbroker, a second-rate criminal and his moll and an English nobleman, and throws them all on an ocean liner heading to England. There's also a reformed revivalist who now works as a nightclub singer, and she gets into as much trouble as the rest of them. Identities are hidden, lovers love, singers sing and the gangster finds a way to make a profit on the trip before it's all over. Stages St. Louis presents Anything Goes Tuesday through Sunday (July 17 through August 16) at the Robert G. Reim Theatre at the Kirkwood Community Center. Tickets are $20 to $57.

  • July 30 | 7:00 PM

    Rachel Spangler: Heart of the Game

    Left Bank Books 399 N. Euclid Ave. Saint Louis, MO 63108

    All Sarah Duke ever cared about was baseball, and she's finally earned her shot as a full-time sports writer. When Duke meets Molly Grettano and her two sons at the ballpark, she instantly connects with the young family, but Molly isn't sure Duke's ready for something more. If Molly were ever to trust anyone, it would have to be someone fully dedicated to her and her children. Duke has a lot of heart, but neither woman is sure there's enough room left in it for anything other than baseball.

  • July 30 | TIMES VARY

    Universoul Circus

    Jamestown Mall Lindbergh and Old Jamestown Road Florissant, MO

    Every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until August 2

    Buckle your experiential seat belt, slick back your hair, turn off that cell and get your hot sweaty self ready for a different kind of big top. The Universoul Circus hits St. Louis with a bang this week. This isn't your granddad's circus; rather, Universoul bills itself as the most interactive circus in the world, incorporating circus arts, theater and music to provide a thrilling new hybrid alternative to the more predictable stuff. The company trawls talent pools from around the world searching for just the right acts. The current tour includes the acrobatic arts of the African Dream, fire performers Color Me Caribbean and motorcycle derring-do in the Globe of Death. Performances take place Thursday, July 23, through Sunday, August 2 (no shows on Monday), at Jamestown Mall. Tickets are $20 to $45.

  • July 30 | 8:15 PM

    Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

    Muny in Forest Park

    8:15 p.m. daily until August 7

    The creative staff at the Muny take their responsibilities as stewards for the future of theater in St. Louis seriously -- the "family show" in every year's schedule is proof of that. This year's show for the kids is the always-popular Disney's Beauty and the Beast, based on the 1991 animated film. The music by Alan Menken and Tim Rice is beloved by children, so you already know your kids will find something they love in it. Factor in Lumiere's Gallic charm and the maternal common sense of Mrs. Potts and you have a swell first trip to the theater. Disney's Beauty and the Beastplays at 8:15 p.m. nightly (July 29 through August 7) at the Muny in Forest Park. Tickets are $14 to $87.

  • July 31 | 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM

    Thomas Cole’s Voyage of Life

    Saint Louis Art Museum Forest Park St. Louis, MO

    10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. every Fri. until September 20, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu., Sat., Sun. until September 20

    Fashions in art, like fashions in anything, are fickle -- so it's usually best to pay them no mind. For instance, in John Constable's lifetime he was openly ridiculed for the perceived aesthetic faux pas of painting humble rural scenes. A similar dismal misapprehension of real talent befell Thomas Cole, titan of unrepentant landscape studies and the founder of the Hudson River School. Thomas Cole'sVoyage of Life showcases the four paintings that comprise his famous allegorical depiction of a man's life from boyhood to old age; related preparatory oil studies of the outsized canvases are included in the exhibit.

  • July 31 | 10 AM

    Humpback Whales

    Saint Louis Science Center-OMNIMAX 5050 Oakland Ave. St. Louis, MO

    10:00 a.m. and noon daily until September 21

    The dome of the St. Louis Science Center's OMNIMAX theater is five stories high and 79 feet in diameter -- that's a great deal of space to fill with images. But a full-grown humpback whale is 50 feet long and weighs 48 tons, so they'll use all of it. Humpback Whales, the new IMAX film from MacGillivray Freeman Films, takes you undersea from Alaska to Hawaii to Tonga as you swim with these resilient and intelligent mammals. This is a rare opportunity to see life-size humpback whales without getting wet -- don't let it pass you by.

  • July 31 | 10 AM - 8 PM

    Alexander Calder

    Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts 3716 Washington Blvd. St. Louis, MO

    10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. every Thu., Fri. until September 12, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Wed., Sat. until September 12

    With the precision of an expert toymaker and the innovation of a true artist, Alexander Calder created large-scale mobiles that introduced kinetics to the world of sculpture. The artist, who adored both abstraction and verisimilitude, receives a beautiful exhibition in Calder Lightness. The show takes full advantage of the gorgeous natural light that streams into the Pulitzer Arts Foundation's upper galleries. Carmen Gimenez, who curated a phenomenal Calder exhibition at Spain's Museo Guggenheim Bilbao, guest-curates this show. Calder perfectly captures the interplay between stillness and movement, shadow and light, gravity and unbounded hope. The exhibition opens at 10 a.m. Friday, May 1, and the show remains up through Saturday, September 12. The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Admission is free.

  • July 31 | 7:30 PM & 9:30 PM

    Good 4 the Soul

    Jazz at the Bistro 3536 Washington Avenue St. Louis, MO 63103

    This explosive four-piece outfit- led by John King on bass,with James Jackson on drums, and Shaun Robinson on guitar, and a special guest on keys- draws upon jazz, funk, fusion, gospel, and r&b repertoires to deliver a powerful and unapologetic sound that excites and thrills audiences. When this band hits the stage, there are no boundaries. The only guarantee is a night of world-class music that is Good 4 the Soul!

  • July 31 | 6 PM

    Saint Louis Art Museum Outdoor Film Series – The Sound of Music

    Art Hill in Forest Park (By the Art Museum)

    Come enjoy the outdoors, fantastic food, great live music, and some of your favorite movies at Saint Louis Art Museum’s third annual Outdoor Film Series. Relax and picnic at the base of art hill and indulge in offerings by My Big Fat Greek Truck and Completely Sauced as the featured film, “The Sound of Music” plays on an enormous screen for all to see. The food trucks and music start at 6:00 pm. Films begin promptly at 9:00 pm. You are welcome to arrive any time to claim your spot on Art Hill. FREE.

  • July 31 | 8 PM

    The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler

    Ivory Theatre 7620 Michigan Avenue St. Louis, MO

    8:00 p.m. every Fri., Sat. from July 31 until August 9, 2:00 p.m. every Sun. from July 31 until August 9, 7:30 p.m. August 6

    Henrik Ibsen's classic drama Hedda Gablerends with its heroine shooting herself. Jeff Whitty's The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler picks up immediately after the fatal gunshot. Hedda wakes up, and discovers she's doomed to exist eternally only as a tragic literary figure. Fortunately, she's not alone. Mammy, the black stereotype of a domestic servant created during Hollywood's golden age, is there, as is bloodthirsty Medea and poor Ophelia. Can these fictional women change their fates? This irreverent comedy from the man who wrote Avenue Q at least offers them the opportunity to try. St. Louis Shakespeare opens its new season with The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler. Performances take place at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday (July 31 through August 9) at the Ivory Theatre. There is one 7:30 p.m. show on Thursday, August 6. Tickets are $15 to $20.

  • July 31 | 8 PM

    Rigoletto

    Union Avenue Christian Church 733 North Union Avenue St. Louis, MO

    8:00 p.m. every Fri., Sat. from July 31 until August 8

    Giuseppe Verdi's Rigoletto comes from the late-middle period of the composer's productive life, when he was incorporating more realism in his operas. The title character is a hunchbacked jester who serves the Duke of Mantua. The Duke is a rapacious despoiler of women, a hobby that Rigoletto underscores by openly mocking the husbands of the Duke's conquests. One of those cuckolded husbands curses Rigoletto for his sharp tongue, and in very short order that curse reaches fruition: The Duke now fancies Rigoletto's daughter, a beautiful woman Rigoletto has thus far successfully kept hidden from the courtiers. Despite Rigoletto's best intentions, the bloom of first love lures his daughter from safety, and then everything comes crashing down. Union Avenue Opera continues its season with Rigoletto. The opera is performed in Italian with English subtitles at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday (July 31 through August 8) at Union Avenue Christian Church. Tickets are $32 to $52.

  • August 1 | 10 AM - 9 AM

    Senufo: Art and Identity in West Africa

    Saint Louis Art Museum Forest Park St. Louis, MO

    10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. every Sat. until September 18, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu., Sat., Sun. until September 18

    The Saint Louis Art Museum celebrates the rich artistic heritage of West Africa with Senufo: Art and Identity in West Africa, a new retrospective featuring more than 170 works of art on loan from museums and private collections from around the world. This first contemporary exhibition of Senufo artwork in North America explores how the figures, masks and decorative arts of many Sub-Saharan societies were academically classified and how cultural labeling has changed their perceived context since the 1930s. Léger and Picasso were both influenced by these civilizations whose artwork requires a serious gander to better understand their significance. Senufo is on display through Friday, September 18. Admission is $6 to $12, but free on Friday.

  • August 1 | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    A World of Music: Instruments from the Hartenberger World Music Collection

    The Sheldon 3648 Washington Blvd. St. Louis, MO

    10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. every Sat. until January 2, 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. every Tue. until January 2, 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Wed., Thu., Fri. until January 2

    The Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries' long-standing reputation for championing the visual and performing arts in St. Louis has prompted an awe-inspiring donation -- a treasure trove of more than 2,500 exotic jazz, folk, ceremonial and indigenous musical instruments, including bizarre hybrids such as the Saxotrumpet and a must-be-seen-to-be-believed soprano slide saxophone. The Sheldon celebrates the acquisition with A World of Music: Instruments from the Hartenberger World Music Collection, an exhibit focused on the instruments of Africa, Asia and Latin America. Highlights include a Chimu whistling bottle dating back to 1000 A.D. and an extremely rare eight-and-a-half-octave marimba out of Guatemala.

  • August 1 | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    A Walk in St. Louis 1875

    Missouri History Museum Lindell Blvd. & DeBaliviere Ave. St. Louis, MO

    10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Mon., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until February 14, 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. every Tue. until February 14

    Cartography is not considered a fine-art form, but it should be. Because of its association with practical utility and the accurate visual translation of purely physical information, cartography tends to get short shrift in aesthetic circles -- if indeed it gets any shrift at all. Such, perhaps, is the price of overvaluing the romantic abstract at the expense of the quotidian tangible. Regardless, give us beautiful maps to pore over any day -- especially, Compton & Dry's masterpiece of cartographic artistry: 1875's Pictorial St. Louis. This duo's staggering ambition was to draw every single home, building and street in St. Louis, all in super-accurate perspective. The new exhibit, A Walk in St. Louis 1875, employs this astounding pictorial map (enlarged for more visual bang) as a backdrop for a depiction of our city as it looked and felt in 1875. Photographs, artifacts, news pieces and assorted writings flesh out the compelling detail. The exhibition is open daily through February 14, 2016, at the Missouri History Museum. Admission is free.

  • August 1 | 8 PM

    LaBute New Theater Festival

    Gaslight Theater 358 North Boyle Avenue St. Louis, MO

    8:00 p.m. every Thu., Fri., Sat. until August 2, 3:00 p.m. every Sun. until August 2

    St. Louis Actors' Studio's LaBute New Theater Festival is well on its way to becoming an eagerly awaited summer tradition. Playwright Neil LaBute and a circle of readers select a large handful of fresh one-acts submitted by both professional and high school playwrights. The winning entrants are presented in fully staged productions at the Gaslight Theater, with a new play by LaBute as the centerpiece of each night. While the winning entrants represent the breadth of theater's possibilities -- there are comedies, dramas, strange slices-of-life and hopeful pieces -- they all share a commitment to the art of saying something about what it is to be human. This year's LaBute New Theater Festival takes place at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday (July 10 to August 2). Tickets are $30 to $35.

  • August 1 | 7:30 PM & 9:30 PM

    Good 4 the Soul

    Jazz at the Bistro 3536 Washington Ave St. Louis, MO

    This explosive four-piece outfit- led by John King on bass,with James Jackson on drums, and Shaun Robinson on guitar, and a special guest on keys- draws upon jazz, funk, fusion, gospel, and r&b repertoires to deliver a powerful and unapologetic sound that excites and thrills audiences. When this band hits the stage, there are no boundaries. The only guarantee is a night of world-class music that is Good 4 the Soul!

  • August 1 | 11:59 PM

    Tommy Wiseau: The Room

    Landmark Tivoli Theatre 6350 Delmar Blvd. University City, MO

    What elevates The Room above being just another "worst movie ever made" is the passion of its producer, writer, director and star, Tommy Wiseau. Self-financed at a cost of $6 million, The Room was conceived as a romantic melodrama about a banker (Wiseau) who is betrayed by his fiancée. But when audiences responded to the clunky dialog and Wiseau's eccentric performance with laughter and raspberries, Wiseau retroactively characterized the film as a carefully calculated black comedy. His latest effort is The Neighbors, a sitcom that attempts to build on his newfound reputation for comedy. But he again misses the mark, this time by being too self-aware and trading The Room's endearing earnestness for broad strokes of humor. Wiseau appears at the Landmark Tivoli Theatre for midnight screenings of The Room this Friday and Saturday (July 31 and August 1). The premiere episode of The Neighbors will also be shown both nights. Tickets are $15.

  • August 1 | 7 PM

    Pins and Needles

    Boo Cat Club 812 Union Boulevard St. Louis, MO

    America's Next Top Model devotees surely remember the beautiful Gabrielle Kniery, a St. Louis native who was part of the fourteenth cycle of Ms. Tyra's model-competition program. Since the show, Kniery has appeared in magazines, music videos, ad campaigns, TV shows and more. Now she tales some time out to give a little love to emerging fashion designers as she hosts the Pins and Needles designer competition at 7 p.m. tonight at the Boo Cat Club. Six designers, five of whom are from the Lou, send looks down the runway, competing for your love, and that of the judges, $1,000 and a spot at Saint Louis Fashion Week -- quite a prize! Plus, Pink Elephants Designs, last year's winner, shows new looks as well. Admission is $15 to $40, and a VIP option is available.

  • August 1 | 1 PM

    The Grove Criterium

    Urban Chestnut Brewing Company 4465 Manchester Avenue St. Louis, MO

    Cycling enthusiasts, rejoice -- the Grove Criterium returns with a 1.2 mile-long course that has six turns packed in that short circuit. It's billed as a technical race that will challenge all divisions of riders, from juniors to elite racers. All heats have a set time limit, with the cyclists trying to complete as many laps as possible in that time. The first heat starts at 1 p.m. today in front of Urban Chestnut Brewing Company. Non-cyclists can enjoy Urban Chestnut's beer garden, or visit neighborhood restaurants and businesses. Registration for potential racers is $40 on the day of the event; spectating is free.

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