Events Calendar

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.

For show times and ticket information – contact the venue or follow the link provided.

 

September 2016
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  • September 17 | 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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    Metroquest 2016

    Starts at UMSL @ Grand Center 3651 Olive Street, St. Louis, MO 63108

    Grab your team and hop on the bus with the Young Friends of St. Louis Public Radio. This year’s MetroQuest will take you through the Central West End and the Delmar Loop on a scavenger hunt, pub crawl, and trivia competition to truly test your knowledge of this city. Get extra creative with your team and add a little pizazz to your MetroQuest shirt. The team with the most creative get-up will be awarded a few extra points! All participants will receive a MetroQuest t-shirt, MetroLink day pass, course map, MetroLink schedule, a wristband granting access to food and drink specials at course venues, and one free drink voucher. MetroQuest is a rain or shine event. For more information: http://www.stlpublicradio.org/metroquest/

  • September 20 |

    Grow

    Saint Louis Science Center 5050 Oakland Ave. St. Louis - Forest Park

    If foodie culture has an upside, it's that more people care now about the origins of the food they eat. So where does our food come from? This question and many others are answered in the new exhibition, Grow, at the Saint Louis Science Center. The former site of the Exploradome is now a series of educational stations that explain everything from water conservation and the basics of botany to the care and feeding (and milking) of animals at the Animal Corral (which will have visiting livestock on select days). Grow also welcomes a series of visiting artists who have reinvented the chicken coop and created a system of condos for bees. Grow will be a permanent exhibition at the Science Center, and admission is free.

  • September 20 |

    Omnimax: National Parks Adventure

    St. Louis Science Center (5050 Oakland Avenue)

    National Parks Adventure takes audiences on the ultimate off-trail adventure into America’s awe-inspiring great outdoors. For 100 years, such spectacularly wild and beautiful places as Yellowstone, Yosemite, the Everglades, the Redwoods, and Arches have been a living monument to the nation’s vast and untamed wilderness. Now, captured with IMAX® cameras and shown in full glory on the world’s largest screens, National Parks Adventure, narrated by Academy Award® winner Robert Redford, celebrates the majesty of these treasured landscapes. National Parks Adventure is now showing daily at the OMNIMAX theater at the St. Louis Science Center. Tickets are $7 to $10.

  • September 20 |
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    Putting It Together: The Art of Assembling

    Foundry Art Centre 520 N. Main Center St. Charles

    Assemblage and collage both involve the thoughtful combination of elements to create something new and original. Putting It Together: The Art of Assembling will showcase assemblage and collage pieces alongside one another in Gallery I & II from August 12 – September 23, 2016. Juried by Missouri State instructor and sculptor Kevin Hughes, this new exhibition will open with a reception on Friday, August 12 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. A gallery talk will be given at 5:30pm before the reception begins.

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    Outside In: Paint for Peace Exhibition

    Center of Creative Arts (COCA) 524 Trinity Avenue, St Louis, Missouri 63130

    Showcasing the power of the arts, COCA presents a selection of the murals painted on the boarded-up storefronts by amateur and professional artists in the days and weeks following the 2014 protests in Ferguson, MO. Guest curated by Jacquelyn Lewis-Harris, Outside In: Paint for Peace is presented in collaboration with the Sheldon Art Galleries, the University of Missouri-St. Louis, the Ferguson Youth Initiative, Missouri History Museum, the Vaughn Cultural Center, and Carol Swartout Klein, author of the award-winning children’s book Painting for Peace in Ferguson. For more check out the piece HEC-TV Scope produced on the exhibit: http://bit.ly/2bChblt. The exhibit is held at several different locations: The Millstone Gallery at COCA (AUG 27–OCT 30), Gallery 210 at the University of Missouri-St. Louis (AUG 27–OCT 30), Missouri History Museum (AUG 27–OCT 30), Vaughn Cultural Center (SEP 2–NOV 4), Ferguson Youth Initiative (SEP 2–OCT 30) The Sheldon Art Galleries (OCT 7–NOV 19)

  • September 20 |
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    A Gentleman’s Guide To Love and Murder

    527 North Grand Boulevard

    Monty Navarro is distantly related to a wealthy family, but the distance is so great as to render him utterly poor. Being an enterprising sort, he realizes that if a few of those relations were to die, he'd be that much closer to the family fortune. There are eight people in line between him and a life of leisure. Could he possibly bump off eight relatives? It helps that he's never met any of them before, but still — eight murders is substantial for a first-time killer. The Robert L. Freedman and Steven Lutvak musical A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder was the toast of Broadway for more than two years, and now it makes its St. Louis debut. The show is performed Tuesday through Sunday (September 13 to 25) at the Fox Theatre. Tickets are $30 to $66.

  • September 21 |

    Mission To Mars

    5050 Oakland Avenue

    NASA is currently working toward the goal of putting humans on Mars in the 2030s. The space agency just last week opened the astronaut application process for the class of 2017, which indicates a certain urgency. If you're eager to see what the future holds, the Mission: Mars exhibition at the Saint Louis Science Center is the place to be. This interactive display is developed by the science center, Washington University and NASA and is divided into two parts. Mission Control gives you the chance to program and remotely drive a simulated Mars rover, complete with the time delay caused by the signal transit time between Earth and Mars. Mission Mars — Base lets you take on the role of an explorer on the Red Planet in the year 2076. You'll conduct scientific operations at key points using one of the science center's two rovers. Mission: Mars is open daily, and admission is free.

  • September 21 |

    Grow

    Saint Louis Science Center 5050 Oakland Ave. St. Louis - Forest Park

    If foodie culture has an upside, it's that more people care now about the origins of the food they eat. So where does our food come from? This question and many others are answered in the new exhibition, Grow, at the Saint Louis Science Center. The former site of the Exploradome is now a series of educational stations that explain everything from water conservation and the basics of botany to the care and feeding (and milking) of animals at the Animal Corral (which will have visiting livestock on select days). Grow also welcomes a series of visiting artists who have reinvented the chicken coop and created a system of condos for bees. Grow will be a permanent exhibition at the Science Center, and admission is free.

  • September 21 |

    Schlafly Farmers’ Market

    7260 Southwest Ave. Maplewood

    Come and buy local, farm fresh eggs, pork, lamb, beef, herbs, mushrooms, artisanal loaves, flowers and more straight from the source. Schlafly Farmers Market presents a unique opportunity to fill your basket with local food while chatting with the people who actually grew, raised, or made it. Wednesdays, 4-7 p.m. through Oct. 26

  • September 21 |

    Wednesday Night Jazz Crawl

    Grand Center

    Every Wednesday features different styles of free, live jazz in Grand Center.

  • September 21 |
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    Miss Jubilee at The Big ‘B’ Jamboree

    Schlafly Bottleworks 7260 Southwest Ave, Maplewood, Missouri 63143

    The BIG 'B' Jamboree is Open Jam Session focussed on Americana, spanning the 1900's-1950's Jazz, Blues, Folk, Country, Western Swing, Rockabilly and More. The weekly event will be hosted by Miss Jubilee and feature special guest musicians at Schlafly Bottleworks from 8 p.m. - 11 p.m. every Wednesday. It's free to attend.

  • September 21 |
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    STAGES presents: Sister Act

    Robert G. Reim Theatre 111 S. Geyer Rd. Kirkwood, MO 63122

    One of Broadway’s recent smash-hit musicals comes to STAGES in its regional premiere! This uplifting divine comedy brings the gift of laughter, the power of music, and a touch of heavenly inspiration to audiences everywhere. Tickets are $20 - $59 and the show runs from September 9th - October 9th.

  • September 21 |
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    Outside In: Paint for Peace Exhibition

    Center of Creative Arts (COCA) 524 Trinity Avenue, St Louis, Missouri 63130

    Showcasing the power of the arts, COCA presents a selection of the murals painted on the boarded-up storefronts by amateur and professional artists in the days and weeks following the 2014 protests in Ferguson, MO. Guest curated by Jacquelyn Lewis-Harris, Outside In: Paint for Peace is presented in collaboration with the Sheldon Art Galleries, the University of Missouri-St. Louis, the Ferguson Youth Initiative, Missouri History Museum, the Vaughn Cultural Center, and Carol Swartout Klein, author of the award-winning children’s book Painting for Peace in Ferguson. For more check out the piece HEC-TV Scope produced on the exhibit: http://bit.ly/2bChblt. The exhibit is held at several different locations: The Millstone Gallery at COCA (AUG 27–OCT 30), Gallery 210 at the University of Missouri-St. Louis (AUG 27–OCT 30), Missouri History Museum (AUG 27–OCT 30), Vaughn Cultural Center (SEP 2–NOV 4), Ferguson Youth Initiative (SEP 2–OCT 30) The Sheldon Art Galleries (OCT 7–NOV 19)

  • September 21 |
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    A Gentleman’s Guide To Love and Murder

    527 North Grand Boulevard

    Monty Navarro is distantly related to a wealthy family, but the distance is so great as to render him utterly poor. Being an enterprising sort, he realizes that if a few of those relations were to die, he'd be that much closer to the family fortune. There are eight people in line between him and a life of leisure. Could he possibly bump off eight relatives? It helps that he's never met any of them before, but still — eight murders is substantial for a first-time killer. The Robert L. Freedman and Steven Lutvak musical A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder was the toast of Broadway for more than two years, and now it makes its St. Louis debut. The show is performed Tuesday through Sunday (September 13 to 25) at the Fox Theatre. Tickets are $30 to $66.

  • September 21 |
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    The Repertory Theater of St. Louis: Follies

    Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts, 130 Edgar Road

    Stephen Sondheim’s musical saluting the world of show business kicks of the Rep's 50th season. Past and present collide as memories spring to life when the former stars of the Weismann Follies gather one last time to relive their faded glories. Filled with an exuberant score and poignant observations of love and memory, it’s an unforgettable musical experience. The show will run from September 7 – October 2, 2016. You can learn more at their website: http://www.repstl.org/season/show/follies/

     

  • September 22 |

    Route 66: Main Street Through St. Louis

    Missouri History Museum (Lindell Boulevard and DeBaliviere Avenue)

    Before the interstate highway system was developed, Route 66 was the safest, fastest way to cross the western half of the country. Starting in Chicago and ending in Santa Monica, the "Main Street of America" came right though St. Louis, but not in the mostly straight lines we're accustomed to now. At various points in time, Route 66 traversed Watson Road, Manchester Road, the Martin Luther King Bridge and the Poplar Street Bridge. That shifting route helped spur the growth of cities and businesses along the way, as travelers stopped overnight at the Coral Court Motel or grabbed a bit to eat at the Parkmoor Restaurant. Route 66: Main Street Through St. Louis, the new exhibition at the Missouri History Museum, tells the story of the byway through roadside signs and gas pumps, historic vehicles, bus tours and photographs. This free exhibit is open on Mondays and Wednesdays-Sundays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m and continues through July 16, 2017.

  • September 22 |

    Omnimax: National Parks Adventure

    St. Louis Science Center (5050 Oakland Avenue)

    National Parks Adventure takes audiences on the ultimate off-trail adventure into America’s awe-inspiring great outdoors. For 100 years, such spectacularly wild and beautiful places as Yellowstone, Yosemite, the Everglades, the Redwoods, and Arches have been a living monument to the nation’s vast and untamed wilderness. Now, captured with IMAX® cameras and shown in full glory on the world’s largest screens, National Parks Adventure, narrated by Academy Award® winner Robert Redford, celebrates the majesty of these treasured landscapes. National Parks Adventure is now showing daily at the OMNIMAX theater at the St. Louis Science Center. Tickets are $7 to $10.

  • September 22 | 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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    Venture Cafe – St. Louis

    4240 Duncan Ave. #200, St. Louis, MO.  63110

    The St. Louis Venture Café Gathering is held every Thursday on the at the @4240 building in the Cortex Innovation District from 3:00pm to 8:00pm.  The weekly Venture Café Gathering (Thursdays @ Venture Café) helps innovators and entrepreneurs find one another and collaborate to bring their dreams to reality. These Thursday evening gatherings provide a space for conversations and scheduled programs to inspire a wide range of attendees from around the world to connect. Please visit the Venture Café St. Louis website for more information.

  • September 22 |

    Fall Prevention Awareness Day

    Kirkwood Community Center, 111 South Geyer Raod, Kirkwood, MO 63122

    While falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injury for those 65 years of age and older, they are not an inevitable part of aging. That’s why OASIS is joining forces with the National Council on Aging (NCOA) and the Falls Free® Initiative to celebrate Falls Prevention Awareness Day on September 22, 2016. Join them at the Kirkwood Community Center from 11am-2pm on September 22 for free medication review, flip flop and slipper trade in, free fall screenings, a Tai Chi demonstration, fall prevention games, and the chance to win home modification prizes and installation. The event is free, open to the public, and will include a light lunch for those who arrive early enough. This year’s Fall Prevention Awareness Day theme, No Flippin’, Slippin’, or Trippin’, seeks to raise awareness about how to prevent fall-related injuries among older adults. This is important because in Missouri, falls are the leading cause of unintentional injury hospitalizations and emergency room visits among older adults, and the leading cause of death due to unintentional injury.

  • September 22 |
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    A Gentleman’s Guide To Love and Murder

    527 North Grand Boulevard

    Monty Navarro is distantly related to a wealthy family, but the distance is so great as to render him utterly poor. Being an enterprising sort, he realizes that if a few of those relations were to die, he'd be that much closer to the family fortune. There are eight people in line between him and a life of leisure. Could he possibly bump off eight relatives? It helps that he's never met any of them before, but still — eight murders is substantial for a first-time killer. The Robert L. Freedman and Steven Lutvak musical A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder was the toast of Broadway for more than two years, and now it makes its St. Louis debut. The show is performed Tuesday through Sunday (September 13 to 25) at the Fox Theatre. Tickets are $30 to $66.

  • September 22 |
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    STAGES presents: Sister Act

    Robert G. Reim Theatre 111 S. Geyer Rd. Kirkwood, MO 63122

    One of Broadway’s recent smash-hit musicals comes to STAGES in its regional premiere! This uplifting divine comedy brings the gift of laughter, the power of music, and a touch of heavenly inspiration to audiences everywhere. Tickets are $20 - $59 and the show runs from September 9th - October 9th.

  • September 23 | 7:30 PM
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    Swing Night with Miss Jubilee and the Humdingers

    Casa Loma Ballroom 3354 Iowa Ave, St. Louis 63118

    Doors open 7:30pm with a complimentary dance lesson from 8:00-8:30, then dancing until midnight...even if you don't dance or your just learning, you'll see some of the best Swing Dancing in town! Be prepared for a exhilarating, high energy show.

    Admission $10 per person/$12 if under 21

  • September 23 | 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

    Greater St. Louis Hispanic Festival

    Soulard Market Park

    The city's biggest Hispanic Festival is held September 23 - 25 in Soulard. Admission is free but bring cash for foods, drinks and crafts. There is a car show and cruise on Sunday, Children's area with piñata breaking and plenty of Latin music, dancing and groups.

  • September 23 |
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    New Music Listening Party

    Music Record Shop 4191 Manchester Ave. St. Louis - The Grove

    Fridays at New Music Record Shop in the Grove is New Music Listening Party day. That means: 10% off any purchase, new music playing all day, and complimentary beer from 4 Hands Brewing Company. New release titles can be found at: http://www.musicrecordshop.com/friday-new-arrivals.html

  • September 23 |
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    The Repertory Theater of St. Louis: Follies

    Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts, 130 Edgar Road

    Stephen Sondheim’s musical saluting the world of show business kicks of the Rep's 50th season. Past and present collide as memories spring to life when the former stars of the Weismann Follies gather one last time to relive their faded glories. Filled with an exuberant score and poignant observations of love and memory, it’s an unforgettable musical experience. The show will run from September 7 – October 2, 2016. You can learn more at their website: http://www.repstl.org/season/show/follies/

     

  • September 23 |

    Seussical

    Christ Memorial Lutheran Church

    CMP presents Seussical Sept. 16,17, 23 24 at 7:30 p.m and Sept. 18 and 25 at 2:30 p.m. Seussical combines elements of several of the most popular works of Dr. Seuss with focus on the central theme: “A person’s a person no matter how small”. The production feature a live orchestra and cast of over 60. Tickets are available online.

  • September 23 |
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    St. Louis Scottish Games and Cultural Festival

    Spirit Airpark West Drive Chesterfield, MO 63005

    This year will feature Scottish heavy athletics, bagpipes, celtic rock and folk music, food, drink, crafts, goods, highland dancing, kids activities, sheepdog trials, sword fighting, birds of prey and much more. The Games are located next to the Spirit of St. Louis Airport in Chesterfield, September 23-24, 2016. For more information visit: http://www.stlouis-scottishgames.com.

  • September 23 |
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    5th Annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals

    700 Raceway Boulevard Madison, IL 62060

    Three days of nitro-burning thrills. Every ticket is a pit pass and gives every fan direct access to their favorite racers, cars, and teams. Fans can watch highly-skilled crews as they crank up their engines and perfect the fastest machines on land. Bring a Sharpie for the readily available autographs and photo opps at every corner. On the Midway, manufacturers and sponsors create a carnival atmosphere, with interactive displays, simulated competitions, merchandise, and freebies. The NHRA Countdown to the Championship will feature all four professional categories: Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, and Pro Stock Motorcycle.

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    St. Louis Renaissance Festival

    2577 West Meyer Road , Wentzville, Missouri 63386

    The St. Louis Renaissance Festival is a long-standing event that brings you the adventure, excitement, and spirit of the Renaissance. Travel back in time as you step into the beautifully wooded, 16th century French village they call Petit Lyon where you can thrill to the exploits of Jousting Knights on thundering steeds, roam the village shoppes for unique crafts as our artisans demonstrate period skills like blacksmithing and woodworking and delight in comedy, music, magic, and more on our nine stages of non-stop entertainment! Feast on delicious food and drink from the far reaches of the globe, and interact with the colorful villagers, nobles, peasants and characters of ages past. For more information visit: http://www.stlrenfest.com, the festival runs through October 16th.

  • September 23 |
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    Murmuration Festival

    Cortex Innovation Center 4240 4240 Duncan Ave, St Louis, Missouri 63110

    In nature, a murmuration is a flock of starlings that produces intricate patterns during flight. The Murmuration Festival explores the intersection of art, music, science, and tech. We invite innovators, scientists, artists, and entrepreneurs to engage the public and share their work. Cutting-edge music performances are featured throughout the day and into the night during this 3-day festival that will explore the patterns created when art, science, and technology converge. Located throughout the Cortex Innovation Community, the event brings together artists, musicians, innovators, scientists, and entrepreneurs to engage the public and share their work via conversations, talks, panel discussions, and musical performances. Some elements of the festival require tickets, such as the music and thought series, and others elements are completely free to attend. These free areas include the Maker Expo, STL Innovation Showcase, Art@Murmuration, Eats@Murmuration, and the family-friendly Future Innovators Zone.

  • September 23 |
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    Lunchtime Live

    Old Post Office Plaza

    At Lunchtime Live, enjoy live music, great food and networking opportunities, every Friday in Downtown St. Louis at the Old Post Office Plaza from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Food trucks 2 Girls 4 Wheels, Go Gyro Go, Guerrilla Street Food and Sarah's Cake Stop will provide food.

  • September 23 |
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    Swing Dancing at Casa Loma with Bailey Dee and The Late Night Bait

    Casa Loma Ballroom 3354 Iowa Ave. St. Louis MO 63118

    Bailey Dee and The Late Night Bait will playing at Casa Loma on Friday, September 23rd and Miss Jubilee recommends you Swing the night away with one of their favorite bands on the planet ... House Rockin' RHYTHM & BLUES...with a dash of 60's Soul!
    • $10, ALL AGES, 8:00pm - FREE Swing Dance Lesson, 8:30pm - Music Begins

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    Q in the Lou

    Downtown St. Louis - Soldier's Memorial

    This September, top BBQ chefs from around the country are packing up their grills and smokers and bringing a taste of their hometown to one of the most celebrated barbecue cities in the world: St. Louis, Missouri.

    Featuring nine of America’s legendary pitmasters, Q in the Lou is a celebration of great barbecue, with cooking tutorials, a BBQ innovations expo, great live music, and of course, the best barbecue in America. Entry is free – BBQ, beer and more will be available for purchase. Cans, bottles, and coolers will NOT be allowed inside the festival.

  • September 23 | 10:00 PM
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    The Improv Shop: Frontrunner

    The Improv Shop 510 N. Euclid

    Finding it hard to see the humor in politics at the moment? The Improv Shop may be able to fix that with Frontrunner - a fully improvised political debate. Tonight at 10:00 p.m. - more information at: http://theimprovshop.com/calendar/

  • September 23 |
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    6th Annual Urban Chestnut Brewing Company Octoberfest

    Urban Chestnut Brewing Company's Midtown Brewery & Biergarten (3229 Washington Ave)

    The 6th Annual Urban Chestnut Brewing Company Octoberfest is this weekend and it'll be bigger, longer and feature more guest breweries. Perennial Artisan AlesCivil Life Brewing Company2nd Shift Brewing, and Schlafly Beer will join the party as UCBC fills nearly two full city blocks with German food, music, and, of course, bier! Entry is free at Oktoberfest St. Louis. Get your authentic 1-liter glass stein for $8 at either UCBC location prior to the festival ($10 day of) and 1-liter fills during the festival for $8. Admission is free to this CASH ONLY event. (Friday 9/23: 12pm - 11pm, Saturday 9/24: 11am - 11pm, Sunday 9/25: 12pm - 7pm)

  • September 24 |

    Omnimax: A Beautiful Planet

    St. Louis Science Center (5050 Oakland Avenue)

    Filmmaker Toni Myers wrote and directed the 2002 IMAX documentary Space Station 3D, which was about the construction of the International Space Station. Fourteen years later she's returned to the space station for her new documentary, A Beautiful Planet. Using footage shot by astronauts and by cameras mounted on the station, Myers' new IMAX film offers a spectacular view of Earth. You'll see a lightning storm popping like camera flashes from under heavy clouds, the unblinking eye of a hurricane and the surreal sight of the aurora borealis from above. You'll also see the continents aglow with electricity in the dark, and the greenish-brownish haze of our atmosphere as the station races around the globe once every 92 minutes. A Beautiful Planet is now showing daily at the OMNIMAX theater at the St. Louis Science Center. Tickets are $7 to $10.

  • September 24 |

    Route 66: Main Street Through St. Louis

    Missouri History Museum (Lindell Boulevard and DeBaliviere Avenue)

    Before the interstate highway system was developed, Route 66 was the safest, fastest way to cross the western half of the country. Starting in Chicago and ending in Santa Monica, the "Main Street of America" came right though St. Louis, but not in the mostly straight lines we're accustomed to now. At various points in time, Route 66 traversed Watson Road, Manchester Road, the Martin Luther King Bridge and the Poplar Street Bridge. That shifting route helped spur the growth of cities and businesses along the way, as travelers stopped overnight at the Coral Court Motel or grabbed a bit to eat at the Parkmoor Restaurant. Route 66: Main Street Through St. Louis, the new exhibition at the Missouri History Museum, tells the story of the byway through roadside signs and gas pumps, historic vehicles, bus tours and photographs. This free exhibit is open on Mondays and Wednesdays-Sundays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m and continues through July 16, 2017.

  • September 24 | 2:00 PM
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    4 Hands Brewing Company Brewery Tours

    4 Hands Brewing Company 1220 S. 8th St

    4 Hands Brewing Company offers brewery tours every Saturday at 2:00 p.m. - located in St. Louis Missouri, they provide craft beer enthusiasts a handcrafted portfolio inspired by the American Craft movement as well as Traditional Belgian and French style Farmhouse ales.

  • September 24 |

    Downtown St. Louis Running Tour

    Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark 1 S Broadway

    Regularly scheduled non-competitive running tours on Saturday & Sundays at 8:00 a.m. (weekday tours scheduled as well). The 3.5 mile guided running tour taking you past, over, under & through some of the most important historic sites in the region. The tour costs about $25.

  • September 24 | 5:30 PM
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    Urban Chestnut Yoga Night

    Urban Chestnut Brewery and Beerhall 4465 Manchester Ave

    Urban Chestnut Brewing Company hosts a yoga class at their Grove location every Monday at 5:30 p.m. - the class costs $8.

  • September 24 |

    Artscape Open Studios

    4255 Arsenal St. Tower Grove, MO 63163

    Artscope is hosting Saturday Open Studios during the Tower Grove Farmer’s Market. Parents can drop the kids off at Artscope for open studios where their teaching artists will help the kids create to their heart’s content or just keep an eye out while they play in the yard at Artscope’s magical cottage in Tower Grove Park.

    Open Studios will happen every Saturday morning from 8:30-11:30 while the Tower Grove Farmer’s Market is in session.

  • September 24 | 10:00 PM
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    The Improv Shop: Longform Showcase

    The Improv Shop 510 N Euclid

    It’s the Longform Showcase! St. Louis’ best and brightest improv teams will strut their stuff on the Improv Shop stage. Tickets are $5.

  • September 24 | 8:00 PM
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    The Improv Shop: Eggheads

    The Improv Shop 510 N. Euclid

    Peer reviewed improv comedy. First, every Monday The Improv Shop solicits a topic of any kind via their social media accounts. Then, their cohort of improv scholars spend five days researching and perfecting their knowledge on said topic. Finally, they bring the full weight of their study to bear in a two-act, fully improvised piece. You might just learn something’. Or other.

  • September 24 |
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    Downtown Architectural Walking Tours

    Old Courthouse 11 N. Fourth St. St. Louis - Downtown

    St. Louis' fascinating history and groundbreaking architecture is featured in a walk around downtown led by experienced volunteer guides from Landmarks Association and ReVitalize St. Louis. Every Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. through October 29th. No reservations required. For the East Tour, meet at the foot of the stairs of The Old Courthouse, Broadway entrance. For the West Tour, meet at the main entrance to the St. Louis Union Station Doubletree Hotel, 1820 Market St. The tours are $10 per adult, free for children under 12.

  • September 24 |

    Seussical

    Christ Memorial Lutheran Church

    CMP presents Seussical Sept. 16,17, 23 24 at 7:30 p.m and Sept. 18 and 25 at 2:30 p.m. Seussical combines elements of several of the most popular works of Dr. Seuss with focus on the central theme: “A person’s a person no matter how small”. The production feature a live orchestra and cast of over 60. Tickets are available online.

  • September 24 | 8:00 PM
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    The Improv Shop: Eggheads

    The Improv Shop 510 N. Euclid

    Peer reviewed improv comedy. First, every Monday The Improv Shop solicits a topic of any kind via their social media accounts. Then, their cohort of improv scholars spend five days researching and perfecting their knowledge on said topic. Finally, they bring the full weight of their study to bear in a two-act, fully improvised piece. You might just learn something’. Or other.

  • September 24 |
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    St. Louis Scottish Games and Cultural Festival

    Spirit Airpark West Drive Chesterfield, MO 63005

    This year will feature Scottish heavy athletics, bagpipes, celtic rock and folk music, food, drink, crafts, goods, highland dancing, kids activities, sheepdog trials, sword fighting, birds of prey and much more. The Games are located next to the Spirit of St. Louis Airport in Chesterfield, September 23-24, 2016. For more information visit: http://www.stlouis-scottishgames.com.

  • September 24 |
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    5th Annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals

    700 Raceway Boulevard Madison, IL 62060

    Three days of nitro-burning thrills. Every ticket is a pit pass and gives every fan direct access to their favorite racers, cars, and teams. Fans can watch highly-skilled crews as they crank up their engines and perfect the fastest machines on land. Bring a Sharpie for the readily available autographs and photo opps at every corner. On the Midway, manufacturers and sponsors create a carnival atmosphere, with interactive displays, simulated competitions, merchandise, and freebies. The NHRA Countdown to the Championship will feature all four professional categories: Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, and Pro Stock Motorcycle.

  • September 24 |
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    Oktoberfest at the Anheuser-Busch St. Louis Brewery

    Anheuser-Busch Biergarten 1200 Lynch Street, St Louis, Missouri 63118

    Can’t make it to Munich? Come join the Anheuser-Busch St. Louis Brewery from September 17 – October 3 in celebrate Oktoberfest with weeks full of traditional Oktoberfest festivities. Throughout the month, visitors are invited to enjoy a variety of German-style beers and seasonal favorites, paired with traditional German fare such as bratwursts and Bavarian pretzels. Visitors can also participate in traditional German games and enjoy live German music and entertainment. For more information, visit BudweiserTours.com.

  • September 24 |
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    St. Louis Renaissance Festival

    2577 West Meyer Road , Wentzville, Missouri 63386

    The St. Louis Renaissance Festival is a long-standing event that brings you the adventure, excitement, and spirit of the Renaissance. Travel back in time as you step into the beautifully wooded, 16th century French village they call Petit Lyon where you can thrill to the exploits of Jousting Knights on thundering steeds, roam the village shoppes for unique crafts as our artisans demonstrate period skills like blacksmithing and woodworking and delight in comedy, music, magic, and more on our nine stages of non-stop entertainment! Feast on delicious food and drink from the far reaches of the globe, and interact with the colorful villagers, nobles, peasants and characters of ages past. For more information visit: http://www.stlrenfest.com, the festival runs through October 16th.

  • September 24 |
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    Murmuration Festival

    Cortex Innovation Center 4240 4240 Duncan Ave, St Louis, Missouri 63110

    In nature, a murmuration is a flock of starlings that produces intricate patterns during flight. The Murmuration Festival explores the intersection of art, music, science, and tech. We invite innovators, scientists, artists, and entrepreneurs to engage the public and share their work. Cutting-edge music performances are featured throughout the day and into the night during this 3-day festival that will explore the patterns created when art, science, and technology converge. Located throughout the Cortex Innovation Community, the event brings together artists, musicians, innovators, scientists, and entrepreneurs to engage the public and share their work via conversations, talks, panel discussions, and musical performances. Some elements of the festival require tickets, such as the music and thought series, and others elements are completely free to attend. These free areas include the Maker Expo, STL Innovation Showcase, Art@Murmuration, Eats@Murmuration, and the family-friendly Future Innovators Zone.

  • September 24 |
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    EPIC Games at T-Rex

    The Innovation Conference Center at T-REX 911 Washington Avenue Suite 500 , St Louis, Missouri 63101

    EPIC Games is an evening of wild and wacky team challenges reminiscent of fun filled evening activities at camp. Teams of six people compete at various stations in a Minute to Win It meets Hollywood Game Night, all wrapped in one. Teams travel from station to station, facing off against other teams to conquer the game. All proceeds go to provide financial assistance for youth to attend summer camps, leadership conferences, and other activities that helps them discover the best in themselves. All adults 21+ are welcome. Registration is $180 for a team of 6 ($30 per person) and includes snacks, dessert bar, water, soda and 4 drink tickets for beer and wine.

  • September 24 |
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    Strange Folk Festival

    Lafayette Square, St. Louis

    Strange Folk Festival 2016: Belle Epoque will be held on Saturday, September 24th and Sunday, September 25th from 10am-6pm in Lafayette Square, St. Louis. Strange Folk Festival has been St. Louis’s most popular indie craft show for over 10 years featuring 200 curated makers from all over the country, 10 live bands, whimsical installations, and DIY activities. This year’s theme is "Belle Epoque,” French for “Beautiful Era.” It’s meant to be a positive jolt for the city of St. Louis and a fresh artistic direction that Autumn and the production team will be exploring. We’re excited to tell stories through images, words, and music on this theme as the festival is built throughout the summer and to get everyone participating in some #CivicHacking with us! More info at http://www.strangefolkfestival.com/.

  • September 24 |
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    Q in the Lou

    Downtown St. Louis - Soldier's Memorial

    This September, top BBQ chefs from around the country are packing up their grills and smokers and bringing a taste of their hometown to one of the most celebrated barbecue cities in the world: St. Louis, Missouri.

    Featuring nine of America’s legendary pitmasters, Q in the Lou is a celebration of great barbecue, with cooking tutorials, a BBQ innovations expo, great live music, and of course, the best barbecue in America. Entry is free – BBQ, beer and more will be available for purchase. Cans, bottles, and coolers will NOT be allowed inside the festival.

  • September 24 |
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    6th Annual Urban Chestnut Brewing Company Octoberfest

    Urban Chestnut Brewing Company's Midtown Brewery & Biergarten (3229 Washington Ave)

    The 6th Annual Urban Chestnut Brewing Company Octoberfest is this weekend and it'll be bigger, longer and feature more guest breweries. Perennial Artisan AlesCivil Life Brewing Company2nd Shift Brewing, and Schlafly Beer will join the party as UCBC fills nearly two full city blocks with German food, music, and, of course, bier! Entry is free at Oktoberfest St. Louis. Get your authentic 1-liter glass stein for $8 at either UCBC location prior to the festival ($10 day of) and 1-liter fills during the festival for $8. Admission is free to this CASH ONLY event. (Friday 9/23: 12pm - 11pm, Saturday 9/24: 11am - 11pm, Sunday 9/25: 12pm - 7pm)

  • September 25 | 6:00 - 8:30 PM
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    Jazz Edge Orchestra

    Kirkwood Station Brewing Company 105 E. Jefferson Ave Kirkwood

    This event is Every fourth Sunday, 6-8:30 p.m. and there is a $10 cover charge.

    Recognized as a dynamic, driving and versatile ensemble, TJEO delivers original charts combined with exciting contemporary R&B, soul and blues. Under the direction of Thomas Moore, its unmatched menu of rhythmic renditions yields great creativity and depth. TJEO has performed with giants Clark Terry, Lester Bowie, James Moody, Frank Foster, Oliver Nelson, Jr., Keyon Harrold, Russell Gunn, Denise Thimes, Frank Wess, Chuck Berry, Geri Allen, The Cunninghams, Wallace Roney and plenty more at venues like Powell Symphony Hall, The St. Louis Arch, and St. Louis Science Center.

  • September 25 | 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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    4 Hands Brewing Company Vinyl Night

    4 Hands Brewing Company 1220 S. 8th St

    4 Hands Brewing Company hosts a vinyl night every Sunday - located in St. Louis Missouri, they provide craft beer enthusiasts a handcrafted portfolio inspired by the American Craft movement as well as Traditional Belgian and French style Farmhouse ales.

  • September 25 |

    St. Louis Swap Meet’s Cherokee Street Marketplace

    Lemp At Cherokee, St. Louis, MO

    St. Louis Swap Meet's next Cherokee Street Marketplace takes place from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the corner of Cherokee Street and Lemp Ave. Buy cool stuff; sell the things you make. Build a business and your community. Food trucks. Dog, bike, and family friendly!

  • September 25 |

    Omnimax: National Parks Adventure

    St. Louis Science Center (5050 Oakland Avenue)

    National Parks Adventure takes audiences on the ultimate off-trail adventure into America’s awe-inspiring great outdoors. For 100 years, such spectacularly wild and beautiful places as Yellowstone, Yosemite, the Everglades, the Redwoods, and Arches have been a living monument to the nation’s vast and untamed wilderness. Now, captured with IMAX® cameras and shown in full glory on the world’s largest screens, National Parks Adventure, narrated by Academy Award® winner Robert Redford, celebrates the majesty of these treasured landscapes. National Parks Adventure is now showing daily at the OMNIMAX theater at the St. Louis Science Center. Tickets are $7 to $10.

  • September 25 |

    Seussical

    Christ Memorial Lutheran Church

    CMP presents Seussical Sept. 16,17, 23 24 at 7:30 p.m and Sept. 18 and 25 at 2:30 p.m. Seussical combines elements of several of the most popular works of Dr. Seuss with focus on the central theme: “A person’s a person no matter how small”. The production feature a live orchestra and cast of over 60. Tickets are available online.

  • September 25 |
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    5th Annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals

    700 Raceway Boulevard Madison, IL 62060

    Three days of nitro-burning thrills. Every ticket is a pit pass and gives every fan direct access to their favorite racers, cars, and teams. Fans can watch highly-skilled crews as they crank up their engines and perfect the fastest machines on land. Bring a Sharpie for the readily available autographs and photo opps at every corner. On the Midway, manufacturers and sponsors create a carnival atmosphere, with interactive displays, simulated competitions, merchandise, and freebies. The NHRA Countdown to the Championship will feature all four professional categories: Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, and Pro Stock Motorcycle.

  • September 25 |
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    Outside In: Paint for Peace Exhibition

    Center of Creative Arts (COCA) 524 Trinity Avenue, St Louis, Missouri 63130

    Showcasing the power of the arts, COCA presents a selection of the murals painted on the boarded-up storefronts by amateur and professional artists in the days and weeks following the 2014 protests in Ferguson, MO. Guest curated by Jacquelyn Lewis-Harris, Outside In: Paint for Peace is presented in collaboration with the Sheldon Art Galleries, the University of Missouri-St. Louis, the Ferguson Youth Initiative, Missouri History Museum, the Vaughn Cultural Center, and Carol Swartout Klein, author of the award-winning children’s book Painting for Peace in Ferguson. For more check out the piece HEC-TV Scope produced on the exhibit: http://bit.ly/2bChblt. The exhibit is held at several different locations: The Millstone Gallery at COCA (AUG 27–OCT 30), Gallery 210 at the University of Missouri-St. Louis (AUG 27–OCT 30), Missouri History Museum (AUG 27–OCT 30), Vaughn Cultural Center (SEP 2–NOV 4), Ferguson Youth Initiative (SEP 2–OCT 30) The Sheldon Art Galleries (OCT 7–NOV 19)

  • September 25 |
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    Oktoberfest at the Anheuser-Busch St. Louis Brewery

    Anheuser-Busch Biergarten 1200 Lynch Street, St Louis, Missouri 63118

    Can’t make it to Munich? Come join the Anheuser-Busch St. Louis Brewery from September 17 – October 3 in celebrate Oktoberfest with weeks full of traditional Oktoberfest festivities. Throughout the month, visitors are invited to enjoy a variety of German-style beers and seasonal favorites, paired with traditional German fare such as bratwursts and Bavarian pretzels. Visitors can also participate in traditional German games and enjoy live German music and entertainment. For more information, visit BudweiserTours.com.

  • September 25 |
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    St. Louis Renaissance Festival

    2577 West Meyer Road , Wentzville, Missouri 63386

    The St. Louis Renaissance Festival is a long-standing event that brings you the adventure, excitement, and spirit of the Renaissance. Travel back in time as you step into the beautifully wooded, 16th century French village they call Petit Lyon where you can thrill to the exploits of Jousting Knights on thundering steeds, roam the village shoppes for unique crafts as our artisans demonstrate period skills like blacksmithing and woodworking and delight in comedy, music, magic, and more on our nine stages of non-stop entertainment! Feast on delicious food and drink from the far reaches of the globe, and interact with the colorful villagers, nobles, peasants and characters of ages past. For more information visit: http://www.stlrenfest.com, the festival runs through October 16th.

  • September 25 |
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    Murmuration Festival

    Cortex Innovation Center 4240 4240 Duncan Ave, St Louis, Missouri 63110

    In nature, a murmuration is a flock of starlings that produces intricate patterns during flight. The Murmuration Festival explores the intersection of art, music, science, and tech. We invite innovators, scientists, artists, and entrepreneurs to engage the public and share their work. Cutting-edge music performances are featured throughout the day and into the night during this 3-day festival that will explore the patterns created when art, science, and technology converge. Located throughout the Cortex Innovation Community, the event brings together artists, musicians, innovators, scientists, and entrepreneurs to engage the public and share their work via conversations, talks, panel discussions, and musical performances. Some elements of the festival require tickets, such as the music and thought series, and others elements are completely free to attend. These free areas include the Maker Expo, STL Innovation Showcase, Art@Murmuration, Eats@Murmuration, and the family-friendly Future Innovators Zone.

  • September 25 |
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    Downtown Living Tour

    Downtown St. Louis

    The 2016 Downtown Living Tour is scheduled for Sunday, September 25th, featuring 10 – 12 homes of Downtown residents. Annually, the Downtown Living Tour showcases the diversity of urban living by highlighting a variety of lifestyles, from empty-nesters to young adults. This year’s tour is taking place on the last day of Downtown Restaurant Week and Q in the Lou. The Downtown Living Tour registration and after-party will take place at Soldiers’ Memorial, in conjunction with Q in the Lou. The event partnerships will highlight Downtown St. Louis as a foodie destination and showcase a Taste of Urban Living!

  • September 25 |
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    Strange Folk Festival

    Lafayette Square, St. Louis

    Strange Folk Festival 2016: Belle Epoque will be held on Saturday, September 24th and Sunday, September 25th from 10am-6pm in Lafayette Square, St. Louis. Strange Folk Festival has been St. Louis’s most popular indie craft show for over 10 years featuring 200 curated makers from all over the country, 10 live bands, whimsical installations, and DIY activities. This year’s theme is "Belle Epoque,” French for “Beautiful Era.” It’s meant to be a positive jolt for the city of St. Louis and a fresh artistic direction that Autumn and the production team will be exploring. We’re excited to tell stories through images, words, and music on this theme as the festival is built throughout the summer and to get everyone participating in some #CivicHacking with us! More info at http://www.strangefolkfestival.com/.

  • September 25 |
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    A Gentleman’s Guide To Love and Murder

    527 North Grand Boulevard

    Monty Navarro is distantly related to a wealthy family, but the distance is so great as to render him utterly poor. Being an enterprising sort, he realizes that if a few of those relations were to die, he'd be that much closer to the family fortune. There are eight people in line between him and a life of leisure. Could he possibly bump off eight relatives? It helps that he's never met any of them before, but still — eight murders is substantial for a first-time killer. The Robert L. Freedman and Steven Lutvak musical A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder was the toast of Broadway for more than two years, and now it makes its St. Louis debut. The show is performed Tuesday through Sunday (September 13 to 25) at the Fox Theatre. Tickets are $30 to $66.

  • September 25 |
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    6th Annual Urban Chestnut Brewing Company Octoberfest

    Urban Chestnut Brewing Company's Midtown Brewery & Biergarten (3229 Washington Ave)

    The 6th Annual Urban Chestnut Brewing Company Octoberfest is this weekend and it'll be bigger, longer and feature more guest breweries. Perennial Artisan AlesCivil Life Brewing Company2nd Shift Brewing, and Schlafly Beer will join the party as UCBC fills nearly two full city blocks with German food, music, and, of course, bier! Entry is free at Oktoberfest St. Louis. Get your authentic 1-liter glass stein for $8 at either UCBC location prior to the festival ($10 day of) and 1-liter fills during the festival for $8. Admission is free to this CASH ONLY event. (Friday 9/23: 12pm - 11pm, Saturday 9/24: 11am - 11pm, Sunday 9/25: 12pm - 7pm)

  • September 26 |

    Mission To Mars

    5050 Oakland Avenue

    NASA is currently working toward the goal of putting humans on Mars in the 2030s. The space agency just last week opened the astronaut application process for the class of 2017, which indicates a certain urgency. If you're eager to see what the future holds, the Mission: Mars exhibition at the Saint Louis Science Center is the place to be. This interactive display is developed by the science center, Washington University and NASA and is divided into two parts. Mission Control gives you the chance to program and remotely drive a simulated Mars rover, complete with the time delay caused by the signal transit time between Earth and Mars. Mission Mars — Base lets you take on the role of an explorer on the Red Planet in the year 2076. You'll conduct scientific operations at key points using one of the science center's two rovers. Mission: Mars is open daily, and admission is free.

  • September 26 |

    Route 66: Main Street Through St. Louis

    Missouri History Museum (Lindell Boulevard and DeBaliviere Avenue)

    Before the interstate highway system was developed, Route 66 was the safest, fastest way to cross the western half of the country. Starting in Chicago and ending in Santa Monica, the "Main Street of America" came right though St. Louis, but not in the mostly straight lines we're accustomed to now. At various points in time, Route 66 traversed Watson Road, Manchester Road, the Martin Luther King Bridge and the Poplar Street Bridge. That shifting route helped spur the growth of cities and businesses along the way, as travelers stopped overnight at the Coral Court Motel or grabbed a bit to eat at the Parkmoor Restaurant. Route 66: Main Street Through St. Louis, the new exhibition at the Missouri History Museum, tells the story of the byway through roadside signs and gas pumps, historic vehicles, bus tours and photographs. This free exhibit is open on Mondays and Wednesdays-Sundays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m and continues through July 16, 2017.

  • September 26 |

    Charlie Would… Exhibition

    projects + gallery, 4733 McPherson Avenue, Saint Louis, MO 63108

    St. Louis’ projects + gallery is pleased to present “Charlie Would...,” the U.S. solo debut of Paris-based multidisciplinary artist Charlie le Mindu. Le Mindu is known for pioneering the use of human hair as an artistic medium and combines fashion, performance art and installation in his work. The show will run Sept. 15 to Nov. 19, 2016, and features some of his best-known sculptural works.

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    Presidential Debate Watch Party

    Public Media Commons in Grand Center

    Join St. Louis Public Radio for a Debate-Watching Party in the Public Media Commons in Grand Center as Donald J. Trump and Hillary Clintonsquare off in the first of three Presidential debates. Bring your favorite outdoor chair and watch the debate on the two-story outdoor screen. Pi Pizzeria Food Truck and Cash Bar from 7:00-9:00 p.m., Presidential Debate begins at 8:00 p.m. Free and open to the public.

  • September 26 |
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    The Repertory Theater of St. Louis: Follies

    Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts, 130 Edgar Road

    Stephen Sondheim’s musical saluting the world of show business kicks of the Rep's 50th season. Past and present collide as memories spring to life when the former stars of the Weismann Follies gather one last time to relive their faded glories. Filled with an exuberant score and poignant observations of love and memory, it’s an unforgettable musical experience. The show will run from September 7 – October 2, 2016. You can learn more at their website: http://www.repstl.org/season/show/follies/

     

  • September 26 |
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    Teddy Wayne: Loner

    Left BankBooks 399 N. Euclid Ave. Saint Louis, MO 63108

    Left Bank Books presents author and Washington University alum Teddy Wayne, who will sign and discuss his new novel, Loner. David Federman has never felt appreciated. The withdrawn, mild-mannered freshman arrives at Harvard fully expecting to be embraced by a new tribe of high-achieving peers. But, initially, his social prospects seem unlikely to change Then he meets Veronica Morgan Wells. Determined to win her attention and an invite into her glamorous world, he begins compromising his moral standards for this one, great shot at happiness. But both Veronica and David, it turns out, are not exactly as they seem. This event begins at 6:30 p.m.

    “Teddy Wayne’s captivating and increasingly disturbing Loner features a character that you’d like to hug if you could be assured that he wouldn’t try to stab you. This impossible-to-reconcile character, mixed with Wayne’s wry charm, makes Loner as thrilling as it is cautionary.” —Jesse Eisenberg

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    Gayle Forman: Leave Me

    St. Louis County Library - Headquarters 1640 S. Lindbergh Saint Louis, MO 63131

    An On-Stage Interview with KMOX radio host Debbie Monterrey. Author of the young adult bestseller If I Stay, Gayle Forman presents her first novel for adult readers. Maribeth Klein is a working mother who’s so busy, she doesn’t realize she’s had a heart attack. Surprised to discover that her recuperation is an imposition, Maribeth does the unthinkable: she packs a bag and leaves. But, as is often the case, once we get where we’re going, we see our lives from a different perspective. This event starts at 6:30 p.m.

  • September 27 |

    Omnimax: A Beautiful Planet

    St. Louis Science Center (5050 Oakland Avenue)

    Filmmaker Toni Myers wrote and directed the 2002 IMAX documentary Space Station 3D, which was about the construction of the International Space Station. Fourteen years later she's returned to the space station for her new documentary, A Beautiful Planet. Using footage shot by astronauts and by cameras mounted on the station, Myers' new IMAX film offers a spectacular view of Earth. You'll see a lightning storm popping like camera flashes from under heavy clouds, the unblinking eye of a hurricane and the surreal sight of the aurora borealis from above. You'll also see the continents aglow with electricity in the dark, and the greenish-brownish haze of our atmosphere as the station races around the globe once every 92 minutes. A Beautiful Planet is now showing daily at the OMNIMAX theater at the St. Louis Science Center. Tickets are $7 to $10.

  • September 27 |

    Grow

    Saint Louis Science Center 5050 Oakland Ave. St. Louis - Forest Park

    If foodie culture has an upside, it's that more people care now about the origins of the food they eat. So where does our food come from? This question and many others are answered in the new exhibition, Grow, at the Saint Louis Science Center. The former site of the Exploradome is now a series of educational stations that explain everything from water conservation and the basics of botany to the care and feeding (and milking) of animals at the Animal Corral (which will have visiting livestock on select days). Grow also welcomes a series of visiting artists who have reinvented the chicken coop and created a system of condos for bees. Grow will be a permanent exhibition at the Science Center, and admission is free.

  • September 27 |

    Dedication of the Douglas B. Dowd Modern Graphic History Library

    Washington University

    Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton announces the Dedication of the Douglas B. Dowd Modern Graphic History Library, a division of Special Collections. Douglas B. Dowd joined the faculty of Washington University in St. Louis in 1992. His work as an illustrator, critic and curator has helped to attract, shape and interpret distinguished collections in late 19th and 20th century American illustration. The day will include a morning open house in the collections, an afternoon symposium on American illustration and consumer culture, and an evening lecture by Professor Dowd. This event, made possible by an endowing gift from Ken and Nancy Kranzberg will run from 10:00am-7:30pm.

  • September 27 |
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    Garth Risk Hallberg: City on Fire

    St. Louis County Library - Headquarters 1640 S. Lindbergh Saint Louis, MO 63131

    Garth Risk Hallberg’s ambitious novel is the biggest debut sensation in recent years. New York 1976: a detective investigates a shooting in Central Park. The mystery, as it reverberates through the corridors of power, will open up even the loneliest corners of the crowded city. City on Fire is an unforgettable novel about love, betrayal and forgiveness. This event begins at 7:00 p.m.

  • September 27 |
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    Sarah Jaffe: Necessary Trouble

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

    Left Bank Books presents journalist Sarah Jaffe, who will sign and discuss her new book, Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt. This event is free and open to the public but proof of purchase or Necessary Trouble from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line. The event begins at 7:00 p.m.

    We are witnessing a moment of unprecedented political engagement and social activism. Pundits once fretted about Americans’ apathy, but in the last few years we’ve seen uprisings and protests across the country. In Necessary Trouble, journalist Sarah Jaffe leads readers into the heart of these movements, explaining what has made ordinary Americans from Seattle to St. Louis to Atlanta become activists. Enlightening and galvanizing, Necessary Trouble is the definitive book on the movements that are poised to permanently remake politics as we know it. “An in-depth…richly detailed…essential guide to forces shaping our nation and the 2016 presidential election.” —Kirkus Reviews

  • September 28 |

    Mission To Mars

    5050 Oakland Avenue

    NASA is currently working toward the goal of putting humans on Mars in the 2030s. The space agency just last week opened the astronaut application process for the class of 2017, which indicates a certain urgency. If you're eager to see what the future holds, the Mission: Mars exhibition at the Saint Louis Science Center is the place to be. This interactive display is developed by the science center, Washington University and NASA and is divided into two parts. Mission Control gives you the chance to program and remotely drive a simulated Mars rover, complete with the time delay caused by the signal transit time between Earth and Mars. Mission Mars — Base lets you take on the role of an explorer on the Red Planet in the year 2076. You'll conduct scientific operations at key points using one of the science center's two rovers. Mission: Mars is open daily, and admission is free.

  • September 28 |

    Wednesday Night Jazz Crawl

    Grand Center

    Every Wednesday features different styles of free, live jazz in Grand Center.

  • September 28 |
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    Miss Jubilee at The Big ‘B’ Jamboree

    Schlafly Bottleworks 7260 Southwest Ave, Maplewood, Missouri 63143

    The BIG 'B' Jamboree is Open Jam Session focussed on Americana, spanning the 1900's-1950's Jazz, Blues, Folk, Country, Western Swing, Rockabilly and More. The weekly event will be hosted by Miss Jubilee and feature special guest musicians at Schlafly Bottleworks from 8 p.m. - 11 p.m. every Wednesday. It's free to attend.

  • September 28 |

    Schlafly Farmers’ Market

    7260 Southwest Ave. Maplewood

    Come and buy local, farm fresh eggs, pork, lamb, beef, herbs, mushrooms, artisanal loaves, flowers and more straight from the source. Schlafly Farmers Market presents a unique opportunity to fill your basket with local food while chatting with the people who actually grew, raised, or made it. Wednesdays, 4-7 p.m. through Oct. 26

  • September 28 |
    Griffin and the Gargoyles

    Maplewood Summer Concert Series: Griffin and the Gargoyles

    Ryan Hummert Park

    Not ready for summer to end? Then catch the last of the Maplewood Summer Concert series when Griffin and the Gargoyles play in Ryan Hummert Park from 6 to 8 p.m.

  • September 28 |
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    Beef And A Toast: Be A Young Change-Maker

    T-REX 911 Washington Ave, Suite 500, St. Louis 63101

    It's been a raucous election year to say the least. National and global politics stem from local communities that pave the way for change so large-scale impact starts with us. Come learn from Humans of St. Louis, St. Louis Strong, and OCA, St. Louis about the different roles that storytelling, entrepreneurship, and advocacy play in engaging and empowering communities. The panel discussion will lead into intimate group discussions for you to meet other young people from all backgrounds interested in making a difference. Let's come together to not only discuss what we're frustrated by but also find in one another kindred spirits for change. Panelists: Lindy Drew, Co-founder & Storyteller of Humans of St. Louis, Jake Hollander, Founder of St. Louis Strong, Caroline Fan, President of OCA Saint Louis Chapter - Asian Pacific American Advocates. Voter registration will be available with the help of OCA, St. Louis. Let's discuss our beef with St. Louis and toast to being part of the solution. Free for all, but limited spots. Registration now open!

  • September 28 |
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    Elsie Parker and the Poor People of Paris at Nathalie’s

    Nathalie's, 4356 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108

    Elsie Parker and the Poor People of Paris will be performing in the bar at Nathalie's at 7:00 p.m.

  • September 28 |
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    #FergusonReads Reading Group: The Autobiography of Malcolm X

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

    Join Left Bank Books for a reading group discussion of The Autobiography of Malcolm X as told to Alex Haley. In the searing pages of this classic autobiography, originally published in 1964, Malcolm X, the Muslim leader, firebrand, and anti-integrationist, tells the extraordinary story of his life and the growth of the Black Muslim movement to veteran writer and journalist Alex Haley . In a unique collaboration, Haley worked with Malcolm X for nearly two years, interviewing, listening to, and understanding the most controversial leader of his time. This event begins at 7:00 p.m.

  • September 29 |

    Route 66: Main Street Through St. Louis

    Missouri History Museum (Lindell Boulevard and DeBaliviere Avenue)

    Before the interstate highway system was developed, Route 66 was the safest, fastest way to cross the western half of the country. Starting in Chicago and ending in Santa Monica, the "Main Street of America" came right though St. Louis, but not in the mostly straight lines we're accustomed to now. At various points in time, Route 66 traversed Watson Road, Manchester Road, the Martin Luther King Bridge and the Poplar Street Bridge. That shifting route helped spur the growth of cities and businesses along the way, as travelers stopped overnight at the Coral Court Motel or grabbed a bit to eat at the Parkmoor Restaurant. Route 66: Main Street Through St. Louis, the new exhibition at the Missouri History Museum, tells the story of the byway through roadside signs and gas pumps, historic vehicles, bus tours and photographs. This free exhibit is open on Mondays and Wednesdays-Sundays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m and continues through July 16, 2017.

  • September 29 |

    Omnimax: A Beautiful Planet

    St. Louis Science Center (5050 Oakland Avenue)

    Filmmaker Toni Myers wrote and directed the 2002 IMAX documentary Space Station 3D, which was about the construction of the International Space Station. Fourteen years later she's returned to the space station for her new documentary, A Beautiful Planet. Using footage shot by astronauts and by cameras mounted on the station, Myers' new IMAX film offers a spectacular view of Earth. You'll see a lightning storm popping like camera flashes from under heavy clouds, the unblinking eye of a hurricane and the surreal sight of the aurora borealis from above. You'll also see the continents aglow with electricity in the dark, and the greenish-brownish haze of our atmosphere as the station races around the globe once every 92 minutes. A Beautiful Planet is now showing daily at the OMNIMAX theater at the St. Louis Science Center. Tickets are $7 to $10.

  • September 29 | 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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    Venture Cafe – St. Louis

    4240 Duncan Ave. #200, St. Louis, MO.  63110

    The St. Louis Venture Café Gathering is held every Thursday on the at the @4240 building in the Cortex Innovation District from 3:00pm to 8:00pm.  The weekly Venture Café Gathering (Thursdays @ Venture Café) helps innovators and entrepreneurs find one another and collaborate to bring their dreams to reality. These Thursday evening gatherings provide a space for conversations and scheduled programs to inspire a wide range of attendees from around the world to connect. Please visit the Venture Café St. Louis website for more information.

  • September 29 | 7PM - 10PM

    Free Screening: Paris is Burning

    Lee Auditorium, Missouri History Museum, 5700 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, MO, 63112

    Join us for a free screening presented by the Washington University Libraries and the Missouri History Museum as part of the Henry Hampton Film Series. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion. Filmed in the mid-to-late 1980s, this classic documentary chronicles New York's drag scene and "house" culture which provided a sense of community and support for the flamboyant and often socially shunned performers.

  • September 29 | 1PM - 3PM

    The Magnificent Theater of Life: How to Prepare for the Final Act

    Eden Seminary 475 East Lockwood Avenue, 63119

    Join OASIS for a series of presentations and discussions that focus on increased awareness, acceptance and communication regarding the subjects of death and dying. This three-part program will be moderated by OASIS Founder, Marylen Mann, and Washington University Emeritus Professor, Dr. Ira Kodner. Sessions will provide insight on end-of-life issues in America, honoring religious beliefs before passing, and creating a final care plan. "One conversation can make all the difference."

  • September 29 |
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    STAGES presents: Sister Act

    Robert G. Reim Theatre 111 S. Geyer Rd. Kirkwood, MO 63122

    One of Broadway’s recent smash-hit musicals comes to STAGES in its regional premiere! This uplifting divine comedy brings the gift of laughter, the power of music, and a touch of heavenly inspiration to audiences everywhere. Tickets are $20 - $59 and the show runs from September 9th - October 9th.

  • September 29 |
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    Deconstructing and Reconstructing St. Louis

    Pulitzer Arts Foundation, 3716 Washington Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108

    Moderated by cultural historian and urbanist-in-residence Michael Allen, this discussion will focus on the panelists’ collective work to shape the St. Louis cityscape. Panelists, including many collaborators on the raumlabor project, will be Arnice Little of Z & L Wrecking Company; Pam Talley, President of Lewis Place Historical Preservation, Inc.; Bob Hansman, Associate Professor at Washington University in St. Louis; Jessica Eiland, President of Northside Community Housing, Inc.; and Frank Oswald, Building Commissioner of the City of St. Louis. The event will begin at 7:00 p.m.

  • September 30 |

    Omnimax: A Beautiful Planet

    St. Louis Science Center (5050 Oakland Avenue)

    Filmmaker Toni Myers wrote and directed the 2002 IMAX documentary Space Station 3D, which was about the construction of the International Space Station. Fourteen years later she's returned to the space station for her new documentary, A Beautiful Planet. Using footage shot by astronauts and by cameras mounted on the station, Myers' new IMAX film offers a spectacular view of Earth. You'll see a lightning storm popping like camera flashes from under heavy clouds, the unblinking eye of a hurricane and the surreal sight of the aurora borealis from above. You'll also see the continents aglow with electricity in the dark, and the greenish-brownish haze of our atmosphere as the station races around the globe once every 92 minutes. A Beautiful Planet is now showing daily at the OMNIMAX theater at the St. Louis Science Center. Tickets are $7 to $10.

  • September 30 |
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    Swing Dancing with Second Generation Swing

    Casa Loma Ballroom 3354 Iowa Ave St. Louis - South City

    Second Generation Swing are playing tonight at Casa Loma Ballroom. The evening starts with a beginner lesson at 7:00 - no partner, or experience is required. Tickets are $10.

  • September 30 |
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    Defending the Caveman

     

    efending the Caveman, is the longest running solo show in Broadway history, is a hilariously insightful play about the ways men and women relate. This prehistoric look at the battle of the sexes is full of wonderful scenarios that celebrate the differences between men and women, making it a perfect entertainment option for couples or for a girls’ night out. The show has also been seen and recommended by thousands of marriage and family therapists and counselors for its humorous look at the inherent differences between the sexes. The show runs September 30 – October 23 at Westport Plaza and tickets are $50.

     

  • October 1 |

    Artscape Open Studios

    4255 Arsenal St. Tower Grove, MO 63163

    Artscope is hosting Saturday Open Studios during the Tower Grove Farmer’s Market. Parents can drop the kids off at Artscope for open studios where their teaching artists will help the kids create to their heart’s content or just keep an eye out while they play in the yard at Artscope’s magical cottage in Tower Grove Park.

    Open Studios will happen every Saturday morning from 8:30-11:30 while the Tower Grove Farmer’s Market is in session.

  • October 1 | 2:00 PM
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    4 Hands Brewing Company Brewery Tours

    4 Hands Brewing Company 1220 S. 8th St

    4 Hands Brewing Company offers brewery tours every Saturday at 2:00 p.m. - located in St. Louis Missouri, they provide craft beer enthusiasts a handcrafted portfolio inspired by the American Craft movement as well as Traditional Belgian and French style Farmhouse ales.

  • October 1 | 10:00 PM
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    The Improv Shop: Longform Showcase

    The Improv Shop 510 N Euclid

    It’s the Longform Showcase! St. Louis’ best and brightest improv teams will strut their stuff on the Improv Shop stage. Tickets are $5.

  • October 1 |
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    Downtown Architectural Walking Tours

    Old Courthouse 11 N. Fourth St. St. Louis - Downtown

    St. Louis' fascinating history and groundbreaking architecture is featured in a walk around downtown led by experienced volunteer guides from Landmarks Association and ReVitalize St. Louis. Every Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. through October 29th. No reservations required. For the East Tour, meet at the foot of the stairs of The Old Courthouse, Broadway entrance. For the West Tour, meet at the main entrance to the St. Louis Union Station Doubletree Hotel, 1820 Market St. The Tours are $10 per adult, free for children under 12.

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    Grove Fest 2016

    The Grove

    Grove Fest – St. Louis’ highly anticipated and outrageously eclectic street festival returns to celebrate its 11th year! Presented by the Grove Community Improvement District Grove Fest kicks off on Saturday, October 1st, 2pm - 11pm.

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Date: April 18, 2015 Time: 10:00am