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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.

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

 

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  • May 21 | 10 AM - 9 AM

    A Memorable Life: A Glimpse into the Complex Mind of Bobby Fischer Exhibit

    World Chess Hall of Fame 4652 Maryland Avenue St. Louis, MO 63108

    Beginning with his rise to fame as a young boy, this exhibition includes material related to Bobby Fischer’s early training with teachers Carmine Nigro and Jack Collins, many of the major tournaments in which he participated, as well as his historic World Chess Championship victory, and his later retirement from tournament play.

  • May 21 | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Thomas Cole’s Voyage of Life Exhibit

    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.

  • May 21 | 10:00 AM - 8:00 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.

  • May 22 | 11 AM - 9 PM

    Contemporary Art Museum Summer 2015

    Contemporary Art Museum 3750 Washington Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63103

    The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis kicked off their Summer 2015 season Saturday, which includes four separate exhibitions that fill the front room and main gallery of the museum. The exhibits include Occupational Therapy, which features multiple artists who express and address a variety of psychological conditions, both real and imagined, made manifest by artistic practice. Laurie Simmons: Two Boys and the Love Doll and Michael Staniak: IMG_ are also included in CAM's summer season, and don't forget to check out New Art in the Neighborhood (NAN), CAM’S flagship education program, upstairs.

    Click here to see a sneak peek.

  • May 22 | 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM

    Beyond Bosch: The Afterlife of a Renaissance Master in Print

    Saint Louis Art Museum 1 Fine Arts Dr. - Forest Park St. Louis, MO

    10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. every Fri. until July 19, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu., Sat., Sun. until July 19

    Sixteenth-century Dutch artist Hieronymus Bosch has baffled the critics for years. Were his images of devils and fantastic animals merely for shock value, or were they satirizing corruption in the church? While the critics argued, the artists took note of the stark power of Bosch's paintings and moved to capitalize on the sensation. Beyond Bosch: The Afterlife of a Renaissance Master in Print, the new exhibition at the Saint Louis Art Museum, explores the work done in the wake of Bosch, particularly in the world of printmaking. Artists such as Pieter van der Heyden and Balthasar van den Bossche made prints inspired by Bosch's sense for the grotesque and the phantasmagorical.Galleries 234 and 235.

  • May 22 | 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

    Nanjing Style: Photographs from our Sister City

    International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum 3415 Olive Street St. Louis, MO 63103

    An exhibition of the work of guest photographers from the Federation of the Arts from Nanjing, China. The work of these current artists ranges from sports to landscape panoramas, from social commentary to photojournalism. China is embracing photography in all of its broad manifestations and, more importantly, as a personally creative medium. The exhibit is an opportunity to view the spectrum of approaches that appeals to oriental artists using the powerful medium of photography.

  • May 22 | 10 AM - 9 PM

    Marcel Dzama: Mischief Makes a Move Exhibition

    World Chess Hall of Fame 4652 Maryland Avenue St. Louis, MO 63108

    This exhibition centers on Dzama’s 35-minute silent film titled Une danse des bouffons (A Jester’s Dance), which is inspired by the failed romantic affair between Marcel Duchamp and Brazilian sculptor Maria Martins. In this “Dadaist love story,” Martins must rescue her love from his obsession with chess. The artist’s dioramas, sculpture, prints, and drawings will fill the gallery surrounding the video. Art and film lovers will delight in seeing how allusions to works by Francisco Goya, Joseph Beuys, Francis Picabia, David Cronenberg and other are woven into Dzama’s visual landscape.

  • May 22 | 11 AM & 2 PM & 4 PM

    OMNIMAX Film: Journey To Space

    Saint Louis Science Center in Forest Park OMNIMAX Theatre 5050 Oakland Avenue Saint Louis, MO 63110

    Through visually stunning imagery and brilliant narration by film and television legend Sir Patrick Stewart, Journey To Space captures the spirit of human exploration and showcases the exciting plans NASA and the space community are working on and the challenges they must overcome to carry out missions, once considered science fiction, and now science fact.

  • May 22 | 11 AM - 4 PM

    20th Century Visionaries Print and Photographs from the Permanent Collection

    Saint Louis University Museum of Art 3663 Lindell Boulevard St. Louis, MO 63108

    Featuring masterpieces by more than 40 of the most famous 20th century icons, the Visionaries exhibition includes works by Chuck Close; Pablo Picasso; Francis Bacon; Joan Miró and Marc Chagall, among others. The scope of the show beginning in the early 1950’s with a lithograph from Vassily Kandinsky and extending through the 20th century, features Abstract Expressionists such as Robert Motherwell; Frank Stella; Max Ernst; Roberto Matta and Jean Arp, as well as Pop artists such as Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol.

  • May 22 | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Mariam Ghani: The City & The City

    Saint Louis Art Museum Forest Park St. Louis, MO

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

    There's the official city of tourism: the Arch, the Wainwright Building, the Central West End, Forest Park's architectural gems. Then there are the interstitial zones, the weird not-quite-places; these are the ghosted precincts that make St. Louis such an interesting, elusive entity. Videographer/photographer Mariam Ghani calls them border zones, and she explores them in Currents 110: Mariam Ghani/The City & the City. Ghani fuses a fictional narrative to the real histories of depleted or vanished nooks of our city such as Kinloch and the Cotton Belt Freight Depot. She prompts us to register the St. Louis only half-concealed by population shift and the passage of time.

  • May 22 | 3 PM - 8 PM

    Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con

    America's Center 701 Convention Plaza St. Louis, MO 63101

    This event celebrates graphic novels, comic books, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking.

    Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 10am - 7pm
    Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 11am - 5pm

  • May 22 | 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM

    Saint Louis County Greek Fest

    Assumption Greek Orthodox Church 1755 Des Peres Rd. St. Louis, MO 63131

    Authentic Greek food and pastries, live Greek music, authentic Greek folk dancing, Agora Marketplace, church tours, kids corner and more. 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. (22-24), 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (25)

  • May 23 | 10 AM - 5 PM

    The Sum of Many Parts: Quiltmakers in Contemporary America

    Foundry Art Centre 520 N. Main Center St. Charles, MO

    10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Fri., Sat. until July 10, 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. every Sun. until July 10, 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu. until July 10

    The famous 1971 show at the Whitney Museum of American Art established quilting as a valid (and vital) contemporary art form, and it sparked a revived interest in the humble folk art. The new exhibition at the Foundry, The Sum of Many Parts: Quiltmakers in Contemporary America, provides an overview of the state of the art. These quilts are not the Log Cabin and Grandmother's Flower Garden of traditional quilting (not that there's anything wrong with that), but works that draw on concepts of abstract and modern art. The show includes pieced, patched and appliqued quilts by a host of artists.

  • May 23 | 10 AM - 2 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, 2016 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. every Tue. until January 2, 2016 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Wed., Thu., Fri. until January 2, 2016

    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.

  • May 23 | 1 PM

    Mysteries of the Unseen World

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

    It's pretty much a given that most of us spend too many hours glued to screens and electronic media and insufficient time outdoors. But for all the myriad miraculous things waiting to be observed and studied out there in the natural world, there are just as many that are invisible to us, no matter how receptive our senses might be. But this time you can thank technology for opening up entire new realities. National Geographic Entertainment's Mysteries of the Unseen World incorporates cutting-edge cameras and technology to reveal all this wonder — like creatures that move too fast or too slow for the naked eye to register, or the billions of invisible organisms living on each one of us. Mysteries of the Unseen World plays daily in the OMNIMAX Theater at the Saint Louis Science Center through Friday, June 5. Tickets are $8 to $9.

  • May 23 | 10 AM - 5 PM

    Encore! Ivory Chess Treasures from the Jon Crumiller Collection

    World Chess Hall of Fame 4652 Maryland Avenue St. Louis, MO 63108

    This exhibition centers around Mr. Crumiller’s spectacular collection of antique ivory chess sets, boards, and tables. Over 2,500 individual items will be displayed, each representing a unique story and stunning level of artistry.

  • May 23 | 12:30 PM - 4 PM

    Mapping St. Louis History

    The St. Louis Mercantile Library Association at UMSL 1 University Boulevard St.Louis, MO 63121

    An exhibition of historic maps, rare books and images commemorating the 250th anniversary of the founding of St. Louis.

  • May 23 | 10 AM - 7 PM

    Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con

    America's Center 701 Convention Plaza St. Louis, MO 63101

    This event celebrates graphic novels, comic books, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking.

    Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 11am - 5pm

  • May 23 | 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM

    Saint Louis County Greek Fest

    Assumption Greek Orthodox Church 1755 Des Peres Rd. St. Louis, MO 63131

    Authentic Greek food and pastries, live Greek music, authentic Greek folk dancing, Agora Marketplace, church tours, kids corner and more. 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. (22-24), 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (25)

  • May 24 | 1:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Phyllis MacLaren

    University City Public Library 6701 Delmar Blvd. University City, MO

    9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. until May 24, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Sat. from May 9 until May 29, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Sun. from May 17 until May 29, 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. daily from May 26 until May 29

    We're inundated with images and notions of the superhero in our pop culture. It's understood this is just fantasy, but are we perhaps being entertained too much? Works by Phyllis MacLaren dispense with the superhero silliness and instead guides us back to earth. The local artist pays tribute to bona fide heroes who risk all to expose injustice. MacLaren paints heroes from a variety of global sources -- like her 2011 portrait of Liu Xiaobo, the Chinese dissident (and Nobel Peace Prize winner) jailed by his government for "inciting state subversion." Portraits of Courage, an exhibition of MacLaren's paintings, opens with a free public reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 3, at the University City Public Library. Her work remains up through Monday, May 29. Admission is free.

  • May 24 | 11 AM - 4:30 PM

    Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code Exhibit

    Saint Louis Science Center in Forest Park 5050 Oakland Avenue St. Louis, MO 63110

    This exhibition examines the complexities of the genome – the complete set of genetic or hereditary material of a living organism – and chronicles the remarkable breakthroughs that have taken place since the completion of the Human Genome Project more than a decade ago. With cutting-edge interactives, 3D models, custom animations and engaging videos of real-life stories, the exhibitions examines both the benefits and the challenges that genomics presents to modern society.

  • May 24 | 10 AM - 5 PM

    State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda Exhibit

    The Missouri History Museum in Forest Park 5700 Lindell Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63112

    This traveling exhibition produced by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum examines how the Nazis used propaganda to win broad voter support in Germany’s young democracy after World War I, implement radical programs under the party’s dictatorship in the 1930s, and justify war and mass murder. This most extreme case study emphasizes why the issue of propaganda matters and challenges citizens to actively question, analyze, and seek the truth.

  • May 24 | 9 AM - 5 PM

    Stingrays at Caribbean Cove presented by Mercy Kids

    The Saint Louis Zoo in Forest Park 1 Government Drive Saint Louis, MO, 63110

    Visitors can watch, touch and feed these gentle and fascinating ocean creatures as they glide through a tropical saltwater habitat. Designed for hands-on, safe family fun, the 17,000-gallon pool is designed for easy navigation by cownose, southern stingrays, horseshoe crabs, white-spotted bamboo, and bonnethead sharks. Admission is $4; children under 2 are free; feeding is $1; group rate for 15 or more is $3 per person. Admission is free the first hour the Zoo is open.

  • May 24 | 11 AM - 5 PM

    Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con

    America's Center 701 Convention Plaza St. Louis, MO 63101

    This event celebrates graphic novels, comic books, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking.

  • May 24 | 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM

    Saint Louis County Greek Fest

    Assumption Greek Orthodox Church 1755 Des Peres Rd. St. Louis, MO 63131

    Authentic Greek food and pastries, live Greek music, authentic Greek folk dancing, Agora Marketplace, church tours, kids corner and more. 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. (22-24), 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (25)

  • May 25 | 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM

    Saint Louis County Greek Fest

    Assumption Greek Orthodox Church 1755 Des Peres Rd. St. Louis, MO 63131

    Authentic Greek food and pastries, live Greek music, authentic Greek folk dancing, Agora Marketplace, church tours, kids corner and more. 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. (22-24), 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (25)

  • May 26 | 6 PM

    Twilight Tuesday: Sinatra Song Book

    The Missouri History Museum in Forest Park 5700 Lindell Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63112

    You can head out to the Missouri History Museum every Tuesday evening this summer for delightful outdoor concerts.  This week, enjoy the music of Sinatra Songbook. Food and drink are available for purchase from Bixby’s, the Museum’s restaurant, and varying food trucks, but attendees are also welcome to bring a picnic basket of their own snacks.

  • May 31 | 7:30 PM

    My Mother’s Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding (CLOSING NIGHT)

    Wool Studio Theatre, Jewish Community Center Staenberg Family Complex 2 Millstone Campus Drive St. Louis, MO 63146

    You’re invited to a wedding! This is a tuneful, terrific show based on the true story of the playwright’s mother and has a message everyone can take home with them, no matter what religion, sexuality or side of the spirit world you favor. It is a musical about finding and honoring true, fulfilling love, a universal story about parents and children, falling in love, and finding out who you are. It is unapologetically political, irreverently funny and is definitely life-affirming.

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TV Schedule

Monday May 25th

  • 6:00pm America's National Monuments: Prehistoric Native Americans
  • 7:00pm Innovations: Future of Space Travel
  • 8:00pm Man Made Marvels of Asia: Okinawa Aquarium
  • 9:00pm Land of the Dragon: Chinese Kung Fu
  • 9:30pm Indique: Episode 201
  • 10:00pm Made in Taiwan: Made in Taiwan