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.

 

December 2016
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  • 18th Sunday
  • 19th Monday
  • 20th Tuesday
  • 21st Wednesday
  • 22nd Thursday
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  • 25th Sunday
  • 26th Monday
  • 27th Tuesday
  • 28th Wednesday
  • 29th Thursday
  • 30th Friday
  • 31st Saturday
  • December 1 | 8:00PM
    All is Calm

    All is Calm

    Fontbonne University Fine Arts Theatre | 6800 Wydown Boulevard

    Peter Rothstein's All Is Calm is perhaps the best Christmas entertainment ever conceived, bar none. There is no nostalgia nor false sentiment in this a capella musical about one of the spontaneous truces that broke across the front lines of World War I. Instead there is a sense of slowly dawning terror as the combatants on both sides realize the war they thought would be over before Christmas turns into a long, nightmarish slog into death. And then on Christmas Eve, they decide to lay down their arms and embrace each other — they chose amity over enmity, and just like that the war stopped ... for the moment.

  • December 1 | 7:00PM

    Ugly Sweater Party

    Howl at the Moon | 601 Clark Ave

    Ugly Sweater Party Bring on the ugly! Bring your hideous, most horrendous, fugliest Christmas sweater to our Ugly Sweater Bash! The uglier, the better because your crime against fashion give you the chance to win a prize for ugliest sweater! Hilarious sweaters, an ugly sweater contest, drinks, live music, and more sounds like a killer holiday party combination, doesn’t it? So hit the thrift store and come on down!

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    Bright&Early: Antionette Carroll

    Magnolia Café and The Stage at KDHX 3524 Washington Ave, St. Louis 63103

    Bright&Early is a free, monthly breakfast lecture series for creative types designed to promote creativity in our city. The concept is simple: come drink coffee + eat breakfast while being inspired by the creative community in our city. All for free. This month's speaker, Antionette Carroll is the President and CEO of Creative Reaction Lab (CRXLAB), a social enterprise whose mission is cultivating creative leadership to improve the human experience. She's currently the Emeritus Chair of the Task Force. At the local level, she is currently serving as the President of the AIGA Saint Louis.

    Prepare to be inspired and shake some hands at September's Bright&Early.

    8:00 - Coffee, Donuts, Conversation
    8:15 - Introducing Bright & Early
    8:20 - Talk by Antionette Carroll
    8:50 - Q&A Session
    9:00 - Show’s Over!

  • December 2 | 7:00PM
    Improv

    Friday Soiree

    The Improv Shop | 510 N. Euclid Avenue

    Improv comedy teams Pone Pone and Meowsers do long-form improv for one low price.

  • December 2 | 8:00PM
    All is Calm

    All is Calm

    Fontbonne University Fine Arts Theatre | 6800 Wydown Boulevard

    Peter Rothstein's All Is Calm is perhaps the best Christmas entertainment ever conceived, bar none. There is no nostalgia nor false sentiment in this a capella musical about one of the spontaneous truces that broke across the front lines of World War I. Instead there is a sense of slowly dawning terror as the combatants on both sides realize the war they thought would be over before Christmas turns into a long, nightmarish slog into death. And then on Christmas Eve, they decide to lay down their arms and embrace each other — they chose amity over enmity, and just like that the war stopped ... for the moment.

  • December 2 | 6:00 - 9:00PM

    Maplewood Christmas Tree Walk

    Downtown Maplewood | 7300 Manchester Road

    The festivities begin at 6:00 p.m. in Citizens Bank Park with caroling, the grand lighting of the tree and Santa Claus’s arrival. Throughout the evening, enjoy free carriage rides, hot chocolate as you stroll through historic Maplewood. Visit their merchants and take advantage of their holiday shopping specials. Relax and refuel at one of their popular dining destinations or coffee shops that are featuring live entertainment.

  • December 3 | 8:00PM
    All is Calm

    All is Calm

    Fontbonne University Fine Arts Theatre | 6800 Wydown Boulevard

    Peter Rothstein's All Is Calm is perhaps the best Christmas entertainment ever conceived, bar none. There is no nostalgia nor false sentiment in this a capella musical about one of the spontaneous truces that broke across the front lines of World War I. Instead there is a sense of slowly dawning terror as the combatants on both sides realize the war they thought would be over before Christmas turns into a long, nightmarish slog into death. And then on Christmas Eve, they decide to lay down their arms and embrace each other — they chose amity over enmity, and just like that the war stopped ... for the moment.

  • December 3 | 1:00 - 3:00PM

    Skate with Santa

    400 Jefferson Drive

    Take to the ice with jolly ole' St. Nick himself during Skate with Santa at the Steinberg Skating Rink in Forest Park. Steinberg Skating Rink is the largest outdoor skating rink in the Midwest, offering public skating all day, every day, including holidays. There is also Snowflake Cafe on site offering appetizers, sandwiches, snacks, hot chocolate and more.

  • December 3 | 9:00AM - 1:00PM

    Grinchmas

    Ritz Park | 3147 S. Grand Blvd

    The Grinch will be arriving in the South Grand neighborhood, Dec. 3 with an unusual motive: to spread holiday cheer and joy, and to raise funds for Shriners Hospitals for Children. The Grinch will be on hand at South Grand’s Ritz Park from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. located at 3147-3149 S. Grand Blvd. For a $7 donation to the hospital, participants can get their photo taken with the Grinch. Those who bring a toy donation for the children at Shriners Hospitals for Children can get a photo taken for only $5.

  • December 3 |
    Truck O Toys

    Fire Truck O’ Toys

    Gateway Classic Cars | 1237 Central Park Dr, O'Fallon

    Santa does some pretty amazing things but even he needs some help this time of year. That’s where Fire Truck O’ Toys and the community comes in. Fire Truck O’Toys goal is to deliver 5,000 toys to five St. Louis Children’s hospitals for the holidays. With your donation of a new unwrapped toy, this gains you free admission and helps make a child’s wish come true. This is an event you don’t want to miss, with over 100+ classic cars, vendors, hors d’oeuvres,face painting, live portraits, pianist selection and more. Attendees get to experience the world’s largest showroom.

  • December 4 | 2:00PM , 5:00PM
    All is Calm

    All is Calm

    Fontbonne University Fine Arts Theatre | 6800 Wydown Boulevard

    Peter Rothstein's All Is Calm is perhaps the best Christmas entertainment ever conceived, bar none. There is no nostalgia nor false sentiment in this a capella musical about one of the spontaneous truces that broke across the front lines of World War I. Instead there is a sense of slowly dawning terror as the combatants on both sides realize the war they thought would be over before Christmas turns into a long, nightmarish slog into death. And then on Christmas Eve, they decide to lay down their arms and embrace each other — they chose amity over enmity, and just like that the war stopped ... for the moment.

  • December 6 | 8:00PM - 12:00AM
    NOLA Swing

    NOLA Swing Night

    HandleBar | 4127 Manchester Avenue

    NOLA Swing Night is a New Orleans style swing dance night Tuesdays from 8 PM to 12 AM hosted by HandleBar STL and organized by Olivia Red. Join us for a free swing dance lesson at 8 PM and music from 8:30 PM - 12:00 AM!

  • December 7 | 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Japanese P+C

    Japanese Painting & Calligraphy: Highlights from the Collection

    Saint Louis Art Museum

    Four carefully chosen works of Japanese art, including one of the most significant treasures in the Museum's collection, will be on display in Japanese Painting & Calligraphy: Highlights from the Collection.  A pair of folding screens painted by Kaihō Yūshō in the sixteenth century are the main draw, having not been on display for seven years. Yūshō painted an ethereal landscape using ink and gold that represents the illusory nature of the material world. Japanese Painting and Calligraphy is on display Tuesday through Sunday (August 19 to February 12) in gallery 225. Admission is free.

  • December 7 | 6:30 - 7:30PM
    Design in Color

    Design in Color with Aidan Douglas

    World Chess Hall of Fame | 4652 Maryland Ave

    Join graphic designer Aidan Douglas for an evening of design, color, and art theory based on the exhibition Designing Chessmen: A Taste of The Imagery of Chess. Select a custom illustration by Douglas, inspired by works in the exhibit, as your canvas and allow your creativity and imagination to shine! *Admission is free for World Chess Hall of Fame members. Reservations recommended. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments are provided.For more information or to reserve a spot please email: events@worldchesshof.org.

  • December 8 | 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Japanese P+C

    Japanese Painting & Calligraphy: Highlights from the Collection

    Saint Louis Art Museum

    Four carefully chosen works of Japanese art, including one of the most significant treasures in the Museum's collection, will be on display in Japanese Painting & Calligraphy: Highlights from the Collection.  A pair of folding screens painted by Kaihō Yūshō in the sixteenth century are the main draw, having not been on display for seven years. Yūshō painted an ethereal landscape using ink and gold that represents the illusory nature of the material world. Japanese Painting and Calligraphy is on display Tuesday through Sunday (August 19 to February 12) in gallery 225. Admission is free.

  • December 8 | 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Impressions of War

    Impressions of War

    Saint Louis Art Museum

    Spanish painter and printmaker Francisco de Goya's print series known as the Disasters of War stands as one of the major achievements in the history of European art. The Disasters responded to the French occupation of Spain by Napoleon Bonaparte between 1808 and 1814. It broke ground with the intensity of its focus on war’s cruelties, yet the prints also shed light on the bravery of the Spanish people on the ground in the face of foreign occupation. Although Goya made the prints during and immediately after the war, they were not formally published until 1863, more than three decades after his death.

  • December 8 | 7:30AM - 10:30PM
    Audubon

    Audubon and Beyond

    UMSL Mercantile Library

    Among those of the ornithological persuasion, the St. Louis region is of prime interest because of our natural flyways. The Mississippi River underwrites that status; it's a superhighway for migrating birds. We have another feathered fact to boast about: While the renowned birdman John James Audubon was still alive, the St. Louis Mercantile Library acquired a rare reserved copy of his masterwork, Birds of America, from his family. This is tantamount to owning a Gutenberg Bible. Celebrate it with the exhibit Audubon and Beyond: Collecting Five Centuries of Natural History at the St. Louis Mercantile Library on the University of Missouri-St. Louis campus.

  • December 8 | 10:00AM - 6:00PM
    Havana Real

    Havana Real

    Bullivant Gallery | 3321 Washington Blvd

    Two artists and two visions collide in an attempt to unveil Havana's mystique. Through the lens of photography and illustration, the works of Robert Bullivant and Carlos Zamora bring us closer to the lost city. A curated selection of 14 works of art conveys the exuberant decadence of Havana's architecture, the fiesta of the color, a glimpse into their baroque identity, and a reflection on the consequences of Havana's macabre dance with history.

  • December 8 | 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Route 66

    Route 66

    The History Museum

    Known as the Mother Road and the Main Street of America, Route 66 plays an important role in American history and myth. But the famous road also has a story to tell about the St. Louis area and how it has changed. In Route 66: Main Street Through St. Louis we explore the local history of this world-famous highway. Come get your kicks by learning stories about the motels, custard stands, and tourist traps that could be found along the road as it passed through St. Louis. Visitors will see a number of artifacts ranging from gas pumps to roadside signs and will even get a chance to drive the road themselves.

  • December 8 | 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Toys

    Toys of the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s

    The History Museum

    Gumby. Barbie. Slinky. Mr. Potato Head. Wham-O. Spirograph. Hot Wheels. The names of popular toys from the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s capture the craziness, joy, and sheer fun of being a kid. But beneath those nutty names are rich veins of nostalgia, memory, and history. The stories of the kids who played with these toys, the adults who bought them, the child-rearing experts who judged them, and the people who invented them reflect the rhythms of American life. Experience the toys and their stories through three imagined living rooms that bring these decades back to life.

  • December 8 | 5:00 - 10:00PM

    Botanical Garden Glow

    Missouri Botanical Garden

    Garden Glow features a million lights surrounding visitors with a spectacle of unique installations amid some of the Garden's most iconic locations. Enjoy interactive photo opportunities, traditional holiday music and festivities, delicious food and drinks and more as the Garden is transformed around you into a winter wonderland. Continues through January 1st.

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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

  • December 9 | 10:00AM - 9:00PM
    Japanese P+C

    Japanese Painting & Calligraphy: Highlights from the Collection

    Saint Louis Art Museum

    Four carefully chosen works of Japanese art, including one of the most significant treasures in the Museum's collection, will be on display in Japanese Painting & Calligraphy: Highlights from the Collection.  A pair of folding screens painted by Kaihō Yūshō in the sixteenth century are the main draw, having not been on display for seven years. Yūshō painted an ethereal landscape using ink and gold that represents the illusory nature of the material world. Japanese Painting and Calligraphy is on display Tuesday through Sunday (August 19 to February 12) in gallery 225. Admission is free.

  • December 9 | 10:00AM - 9:00PM
    Impressions of War

    Impressions of War

    Saint Louis Art Museum

    Spanish painter and printmaker Francisco de Goya's print series known as the Disasters of War stands as one of the major achievements in the history of European art. The Disasters responded to the French occupation of Spain by Napoleon Bonaparte between 1808 and 1814. It broke ground with the intensity of its focus on war’s cruelties, yet the prints also shed light on the bravery of the Spanish people on the ground in the face of foreign occupation. Although Goya made the prints during and immediately after the war, they were not formally published until 1863, more than three decades after his death.

  • December 9 | 7:30AM - 5:00PM
    Audubon

    Audubon and Beyond

    UMSL Mercantile Library

    Among those of the ornithological persuasion, the St. Louis region is of prime interest because of our natural flyways. The Mississippi River underwrites that status; it's a superhighway for migrating birds. We have another feathered fact to boast about: While the renowned birdman John James Audubon was still alive, the St. Louis Mercantile Library acquired a rare reserved copy of his masterwork, Birds of America, from his family. This is tantamount to owning a Gutenberg Bible. Celebrate it with the exhibit Audubon and Beyond: Collecting Five Centuries of Natural History at the St. Louis Mercantile Library on the University of Missouri-St. Louis campus.

  • December 9 | 10:00AM - 6:00PM
    Havana Real

    Havana Real

    Bullivant Gallery | 3321 Washington Blvd

    Two artists and two visions collide in an attempt to unveil Havana's mystique. Through the lens of photography and illustration, the works of Robert Bullivant and Carlos Zamora bring us closer to the lost city. A curated selection of 14 works of art conveys the exuberant decadence of Havana's architecture, the fiesta of the color, a glimpse into their baroque identity, and a reflection on the consequences of Havana's macabre dance with history.

  • December 9 | 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Route 66

    Route 66

    The History Museum

    Known as the Mother Road and the Main Street of America, Route 66 plays an important role in American history and myth. But the famous road also has a story to tell about the St. Louis area and how it has changed. In Route 66: Main Street Through St. Louis we explore the local history of this world-famous highway. Come get your kicks by learning stories about the motels, custard stands, and tourist traps that could be found along the road as it passed through St. Louis. Visitors will see a number of artifacts ranging from gas pumps to roadside signs and will even get a chance to drive the road themselves.

  • December 9 | 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Toys

    Toys of the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s

    The History Museum

    Gumby. Barbie. Slinky. Mr. Potato Head. Wham-O. Spirograph. Hot Wheels. The names of popular toys from the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s capture the craziness, joy, and sheer fun of being a kid. But beneath those nutty names are rich veins of nostalgia, memory, and history. The stories of the kids who played with these toys, the adults who bought them, the child-rearing experts who judged them, and the people who invented them reflect the rhythms of American life. Experience the toys and their stories through three imagined living rooms that bring these decades back to life.

  • December 9 | 12:00 - 8:00PM
    Music Record Shop

    New Music Listening Party

    Music Record Shop | 4191 Manchester Ave

    •10% off any purchase •New music playing all day •Complimentary beer from 4 Hands Brewing Company New Release titles: http://www.musicrecordshop.com/friday-new-arrivals.html

  • December 9 | 5:00 - 10:00PM

    Botanical Garden Glow

    Missouri Botanical Garden

    Garden Glow features a million lights surrounding visitors with a spectacle of unique installations amid some of the Garden's most iconic locations. Enjoy interactive photo opportunities, traditional holiday music and festivities, delicious food and drinks and more as the Garden is transformed around you into a winter wonderland. Continues through January 1st.

  • December 9 | 7:00PM
    Little Dancer

    Little Dancer

    Center of Creative Arts (COCA) | 524 Trinity Ave., University City

    The COCA holiday tradition returns! COCA’s Ballet Eclectica presents the tale of Degas’ famous sculpture The Little Dancer that comes to life and discovers the world through experiencing works of art. COCA’s Ballet Eclectica is an auditioned ensemble of students enrolled in COCA’s Pre-Professional Division. (60 min.) Friday, December 9 | 7:00PM Saturday, December 10 | 1:00PM & 5:00PM Sunday, December 11 | 1:00PM Recommended for ages 4+. December 9–11

  • December 10 | 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Japanese P+C

    Japanese Painting & Calligraphy: Highlights from the Collection

    Saint Louis Art Museum

    Four carefully chosen works of Japanese art, including one of the most significant treasures in the Museum's collection, will be on display in Japanese Painting & Calligraphy: Highlights from the Collection.  A pair of folding screens painted by Kaihō Yūshō in the sixteenth century are the main draw, having not been on display for seven years. Yūshō painted an ethereal landscape using ink and gold that represents the illusory nature of the material world. Japanese Painting and Calligraphy is on display Tuesday through Sunday (August 19 to February 12) in gallery 225. Admission is free.

  • December 10 | 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Impressions of War

    Impressions of War

    Saint Louis Art Museum

    Spanish painter and printmaker Francisco de Goya's print series known as the Disasters of War stands as one of the major achievements in the history of European art. The Disasters responded to the French occupation of Spain by Napoleon Bonaparte between 1808 and 1814. It broke ground with the intensity of its focus on war’s cruelties, yet the prints also shed light on the bravery of the Spanish people on the ground in the face of foreign occupation. Although Goya made the prints during and immediately after the war, they were not formally published until 1863, more than three decades after his death.

  • December 10 | 8:00AM - 4:00PM
    Audubon

    Audubon and Beyond

    UMSL Mercantile Library

    Among those of the ornithological persuasion, the St. Louis region is of prime interest because of our natural flyways. The Mississippi River underwrites that status; it's a superhighway for migrating birds. We have another feathered fact to boast about: While the renowned birdman John James Audubon was still alive, the St. Louis Mercantile Library acquired a rare reserved copy of his masterwork, Birds of America, from his family. This is tantamount to owning a Gutenberg Bible. Celebrate it with the exhibit Audubon and Beyond: Collecting Five Centuries of Natural History at the St. Louis Mercantile Library on the University of Missouri-St. Louis campus.

  • December 10 | 10:00AM - 12:00PM
    Brunch of Tunes

    A Brunch of Tunes

    Pat Connolly Tavern | 6400 Oakland Avenue

    Enjoy live traditional Irish instrumental music from Mischief, along with great breakfast food & cocktails.

  • December 10 | 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Route 66

    Route 66

    The History Museum

    Known as the Mother Road and the Main Street of America, Route 66 plays an important role in American history and myth. But the famous road also has a story to tell about the St. Louis area and how it has changed. In Route 66: Main Street Through St. Louis we explore the local history of this world-famous highway. Come get your kicks by learning stories about the motels, custard stands, and tourist traps that could be found along the road as it passed through St. Louis. Visitors will see a number of artifacts ranging from gas pumps to roadside signs and will even get a chance to drive the road themselves.

  • December 10 | 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Toys

    Toys of the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s

    The History Museum

    Gumby. Barbie. Slinky. Mr. Potato Head. Wham-O. Spirograph. Hot Wheels. The names of popular toys from the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s capture the craziness, joy, and sheer fun of being a kid. But beneath those nutty names are rich veins of nostalgia, memory, and history. The stories of the kids who played with these toys, the adults who bought them, the child-rearing experts who judged them, and the people who invented them reflect the rhythms of American life. Experience the toys and their stories through three imagined living rooms that bring these decades back to life.

  • December 10 | 5:00 - 10:00PM

    Botanical Garden Glow

    Missouri Botanical Garden

    Garden Glow features a million lights surrounding visitors with a spectacle of unique installations amid some of the Garden's most iconic locations. Enjoy interactive photo opportunities, traditional holiday music and festivities, delicious food and drinks and more as the Garden is transformed around you into a winter wonderland. Continues through January 1st.

  • December 10 | 11:00AM - 6:00PM

    Bounce – TEDx Gateway Arch

    Skip Viragh Center at Chaminade High School

    Come to TEDxGatewayArch's 2016 event and you'll end up somewhere completely new when you leave. You might want to take things in a new direction. You might be driven to reach new heights. You might even discover you've got even more energy than ever before - to learn, to connect, to grow. Come bounce.

  • December 10 | 1:00PM , 5:00PM
    Little Dancer

    Little Dancer

    Center of Creative Arts (COCA) | 524 Trinity Ave., University City

    The COCA holiday tradition returns! COCA’s Ballet Eclectica presents the tale of Degas’ famous sculpture The Little Dancer that comes to life and discovers the world through experiencing works of art. COCA’s Ballet Eclectica is an auditioned ensemble of students enrolled in COCA’s Pre-Professional Division. (60 min.) Friday, December 9 | 7:00PM Saturday, December 10 | 1:00PM & 5:00PM Sunday, December 11 | 1:00PM Recommended for ages 4+. December 9–11

  • December 10 | 12:00 - 4:00PM
    Gingerbread House

    Gingerbread House Workshop

    Whole Foods Market-Town and Country | 1160 Town and Country Crossing Road

    Noon – 4pm, $19.99 per house (includes house, icing and decorating materials). Please Note: There will be no refunds. Advance registration is required and available by calling our store at 636-527-1160 or sign up at our Customer Service desk With Diane Van Booven, Kids Club Coordinator For many, gingerbread houses epitomize family togetherness during the holidays. Continue the tradition with your loved ones at our do-it-yourself workshop. We’ll provide the gingerbread house, icing and candy – you bring the creativity! All ages welcome.

  • December 11 | 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Japanese P+C

    Japanese Painting & Calligraphy: Highlights from the Collection

    Saint Louis Art Museum

    Four carefully chosen works of Japanese art, including one of the most significant treasures in the Museum's collection, will be on display in Japanese Painting & Calligraphy: Highlights from the Collection.  A pair of folding screens painted by Kaihō Yūshō in the sixteenth century are the main draw, having not been on display for seven years. Yūshō painted an ethereal landscape using ink and gold that represents the illusory nature of the material world. Japanese Painting and Calligraphy is on display Tuesday through Sunday (August 19 to February 12) in gallery 225. Admission is free.

  • December 11 | 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Impressions of War

    Impressions of War

    Saint Louis Art Museum

    Spanish painter and printmaker Francisco de Goya's print series known as the Disasters of War stands as one of the major achievements in the history of European art. The Disasters responded to the French occupation of Spain by Napoleon Bonaparte between 1808 and 1814. It broke ground with the intensity of its focus on war’s cruelties, yet the prints also shed light on the bravery of the Spanish people on the ground in the face of foreign occupation. Although Goya made the prints during and immediately after the war, they were not formally published until 1863, more than three decades after his death.

  • December 11 | 12:00 - 8:00PM
    Audubon

    Audubon and Beyond

    UMSL Mercantile Library

    Among those of the ornithological persuasion, the St. Louis region is of prime interest because of our natural flyways. The Mississippi River underwrites that status; it's a superhighway for migrating birds. We have another feathered fact to boast about: While the renowned birdman John James Audubon was still alive, the St. Louis Mercantile Library acquired a rare reserved copy of his masterwork, Birds of America, from his family. This is tantamount to owning a Gutenberg Bible. Celebrate it with the exhibit Audubon and Beyond: Collecting Five Centuries of Natural History at the St. Louis Mercantile Library on the University of Missouri-St. Louis campus.

  • December 11 | 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Route 66

    Route 66

    The History Museum

    Known as the Mother Road and the Main Street of America, Route 66 plays an important role in American history and myth. But the famous road also has a story to tell about the St. Louis area and how it has changed. In Route 66: Main Street Through St. Louis we explore the local history of this world-famous highway. Come get your kicks by learning stories about the motels, custard stands, and tourist traps that could be found along the road as it passed through St. Louis. Visitors will see a number of artifacts ranging from gas pumps to roadside signs and will even get a chance to drive the road themselves.

  • December 11 | 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Toys

    Toys of the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s

    The History Museum

    Gumby. Barbie. Slinky. Mr. Potato Head. Wham-O. Spirograph. Hot Wheels. The names of popular toys from the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s capture the craziness, joy, and sheer fun of being a kid. But beneath those nutty names are rich veins of nostalgia, memory, and history. The stories of the kids who played with these toys, the adults who bought them, the child-rearing experts who judged them, and the people who invented them reflect the rhythms of American life. Experience the toys and their stories through three imagined living rooms that bring these decades back to life.

  • December 11 | 5:00 - 10:00PM

    Botanical Garden Glow

    Missouri Botanical Garden

    Garden Glow features a million lights surrounding visitors with a spectacle of unique installations amid some of the Garden's most iconic locations. Enjoy interactive photo opportunities, traditional holiday music and festivities, delicious food and drinks and more as the Garden is transformed around you into a winter wonderland. Continues through January 1st.

  • December 11 | 1:00PM
    Little Dancer

    Little Dancer

    Center of Creative Arts (COCA) | 524 Trinity Ave., University City

    The COCA holiday tradition returns! COCA’s Ballet Eclectica presents the tale of Degas’ famous sculpture The Little Dancer that comes to life and discovers the world through experiencing works of art. COCA’s Ballet Eclectica is an auditioned ensemble of students enrolled in COCA’s Pre-Professional Division. (60 min.) Friday, December 9 | 7:00PM Saturday, December 10 | 1:00PM & 5:00PM Sunday, December 11 | 1:00PM Recommended for ages 4+. December 9–11

  • December 11 | 12:00 - 4:00PM
    Gingerbread House

    Gingerbread House Workshop

    Whole Foods Market-Town and Country | 1160 Town and Country Crossing Road

    Noon – 4pm, $19.99 per house (includes house, icing and decorating materials). Please Note: There will be no refunds. Advance registration is required and available by calling our store at 636-527-1160 or sign up at our Customer Service desk With Diane Van Booven, Kids Club Coordinator For many, gingerbread houses epitomize family togetherness during the holidays. Continue the tradition with your loved ones at our do-it-yourself workshop. We’ll provide the gingerbread house, icing and candy – you bring the creativity! All ages welcome.

  • December 11 | 4:00 - 6:00PM
    Nutcracker Logan U

    The Nutcracker with the Alexandra Ballet

    Logan College of Chiropractic | 1851 Schoettler

    The joy and whimsy of this one-hour Nutcracker ballet is a narrated performance the entire family can enjoy!

  • December 12 | 7:30AM - 10:30PM
    Audubon

    Audubon and Beyond

    UMSL Mercantile Library

    Among those of the ornithological persuasion, the St. Louis region is of prime interest because of our natural flyways. The Mississippi River underwrites that status; it's a superhighway for migrating birds. We have another feathered fact to boast about: While the renowned birdman John James Audubon was still alive, the St. Louis Mercantile Library acquired a rare reserved copy of his masterwork, Birds of America, from his family. This is tantamount to owning a Gutenberg Bible. Celebrate it with the exhibit Audubon and Beyond: Collecting Five Centuries of Natural History at the St. Louis Mercantile Library on the University of Missouri-St. Louis campus.

  • December 12 | 10:00AM - 6:00PM
    Havana Real

    Havana Real

    Bullivant Gallery | 3321 Washington Blvd

    Two artists and two visions collide in an attempt to unveil Havana's mystique. Through the lens of photography and illustration, the works of Robert Bullivant and Carlos Zamora bring us closer to the lost city. A curated selection of 14 works of art conveys the exuberant decadence of Havana's architecture, the fiesta of the color, a glimpse into their baroque identity, and a reflection on the consequences of Havana's macabre dance with history.

  • December 12 | 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Route 66

    Route 66

    The History Museum

    Known as the Mother Road and the Main Street of America, Route 66 plays an important role in American history and myth. But the famous road also has a story to tell about the St. Louis area and how it has changed. In Route 66: Main Street Through St. Louis we explore the local history of this world-famous highway. Come get your kicks by learning stories about the motels, custard stands, and tourist traps that could be found along the road as it passed through St. Louis. Visitors will see a number of artifacts ranging from gas pumps to roadside signs and will even get a chance to drive the road themselves.

  • December 12 | 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Toys

    Toys of the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s

    The History Museum

    Gumby. Barbie. Slinky. Mr. Potato Head. Wham-O. Spirograph. Hot Wheels. The names of popular toys from the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s capture the craziness, joy, and sheer fun of being a kid. But beneath those nutty names are rich veins of nostalgia, memory, and history. The stories of the kids who played with these toys, the adults who bought them, the child-rearing experts who judged them, and the people who invented them reflect the rhythms of American life. Experience the toys and their stories through three imagined living rooms that bring these decades back to life.

  • December 12 | 5:00 - 10:00PM

    Botanical Garden Glow

    Missouri Botanical Garden

    Garden Glow features a million lights surrounding visitors with a spectacle of unique installations amid some of the Garden's most iconic locations. Enjoy interactive photo opportunities, traditional holiday music and festivities, delicious food and drinks and more as the Garden is transformed around you into a winter wonderland. Continues through January 1st.

  • December 13 | 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Impressions of War

    Impressions of War

    Saint Louis Art Museum

    Spanish painter and printmaker Francisco de Goya's print series known as the Disasters of War stands as one of the major achievements in the history of European art. The Disasters responded to the French occupation of Spain by Napoleon Bonaparte between 1808 and 1814. It broke ground with the intensity of its focus on war’s cruelties, yet the prints also shed light on the bravery of the Spanish people on the ground in the face of foreign occupation. Although Goya made the prints during and immediately after the war, they were not formally published until 1863, more than three decades after his death.

  • December 13 | 7:30AM - 10:30PM
    Audubon

    Audubon and Beyond

    UMSL Mercantile Library

    Among those of the ornithological persuasion, the St. Louis region is of prime interest because of our natural flyways. The Mississippi River underwrites that status; it's a superhighway for migrating birds. We have another feathered fact to boast about: While the renowned birdman John James Audubon was still alive, the St. Louis Mercantile Library acquired a rare reserved copy of his masterwork, Birds of America, from his family. This is tantamount to owning a Gutenberg Bible. Celebrate it with the exhibit Audubon and Beyond: Collecting Five Centuries of Natural History at the St. Louis Mercantile Library on the University of Missouri-St. Louis campus.

  • December 13 | 10:00AM - 6:00PM
    Havana Real

    Havana Real

    Bullivant Gallery | 3321 Washington Blvd

    Two artists and two visions collide in an attempt to unveil Havana's mystique. Through the lens of photography and illustration, the works of Robert Bullivant and Carlos Zamora bring us closer to the lost city. A curated selection of 14 works of art conveys the exuberant decadence of Havana's architecture, the fiesta of the color, a glimpse into their baroque identity, and a reflection on the consequences of Havana's macabre dance with history.

  • December 13 | 10:00AM - 8:00PM
    Route 66

    Route 66

    The History Museum

    Known as the Mother Road and the Main Street of America, Route 66 plays an important role in American history and myth. But the famous road also has a story to tell about the St. Louis area and how it has changed. In Route 66: Main Street Through St. Louis we explore the local history of this world-famous highway. Come get your kicks by learning stories about the motels, custard stands, and tourist traps that could be found along the road as it passed through St. Louis. Visitors will see a number of artifacts ranging from gas pumps to roadside signs and will even get a chance to drive the road themselves.

  • December 13 | 10:00AM - 8:00PM
    Toys

    Toys of the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s

    The History Museum

    Gumby. Barbie. Slinky. Mr. Potato Head. Wham-O. Spirograph. Hot Wheels. The names of popular toys from the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s capture the craziness, joy, and sheer fun of being a kid. But beneath those nutty names are rich veins of nostalgia, memory, and history. The stories of the kids who played with these toys, the adults who bought them, the child-rearing experts who judged them, and the people who invented them reflect the rhythms of American life. Experience the toys and their stories through three imagined living rooms that bring these decades back to life.

  • December 13 | 5:00 - 10:00PM

    Botanical Garden Glow

    Missouri Botanical Garden

    Garden Glow features a million lights surrounding visitors with a spectacle of unique installations amid some of the Garden's most iconic locations. Enjoy interactive photo opportunities, traditional holiday music and festivities, delicious food and drinks and more as the Garden is transformed around you into a winter wonderland. Continues through January 1st.

  • December 14 | 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Impressions of War

    Impressions of War

    Saint Louis Art Museum

    Spanish painter and printmaker Francisco de Goya's print series known as the Disasters of War stands as one of the major achievements in the history of European art. The Disasters responded to the French occupation of Spain by Napoleon Bonaparte between 1808 and 1814. It broke ground with the intensity of its focus on war’s cruelties, yet the prints also shed light on the bravery of the Spanish people on the ground in the face of foreign occupation. Although Goya made the prints during and immediately after the war, they were not formally published until 1863, more than three decades after his death.

  • December 14 | 7:30AM - 10:30PM
    Audubon

    Audubon and Beyond

    UMSL Mercantile Library

    Among those of the ornithological persuasion, the St. Louis region is of prime interest because of our natural flyways. The Mississippi River underwrites that status; it's a superhighway for migrating birds. We have another feathered fact to boast about: While the renowned birdman John James Audubon was still alive, the St. Louis Mercantile Library acquired a rare reserved copy of his masterwork, Birds of America, from his family. This is tantamount to owning a Gutenberg Bible. Celebrate it with the exhibit Audubon and Beyond: Collecting Five Centuries of Natural History at the St. Louis Mercantile Library on the University of Missouri-St. Louis campus.

  • December 14 | 7:00 - 9:00PM
    Wed Improv

    Wednesday Night Improv Labs

    The Book House

    Join local improv artists at the Book House every Wednesday, to see them perform on the fly, unrehearsed material. The Nights are free, and all are welcome to attend!

  • December 14 | 10:00AM - 6:00PM
    Havana Real

    Havana Real

    Bullivant Gallery | 3321 Washington Blvd

    Two artists and two visions collide in an attempt to unveil Havana's mystique. Through the lens of photography and illustration, the works of Robert Bullivant and Carlos Zamora bring us closer to the lost city. A curated selection of 14 works of art conveys the exuberant decadence of Havana's architecture, the fiesta of the color, a glimpse into their baroque identity, and a reflection on the consequences of Havana's macabre dance with history.

  • December 14 | 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Route 66

    Route 66

    The History Museum

    Known as the Mother Road and the Main Street of America, Route 66 plays an important role in American history and myth. But the famous road also has a story to tell about the St. Louis area and how it has changed. In Route 66: Main Street Through St. Louis we explore the local history of this world-famous highway. Come get your kicks by learning stories about the motels, custard stands, and tourist traps that could be found along the road as it passed through St. Louis. Visitors will see a number of artifacts ranging from gas pumps to roadside signs and will even get a chance to drive the road themselves.

  • December 14 | 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Toys

    Toys of the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s

    The History Museum

    Gumby. Barbie. Slinky. Mr. Potato Head. Wham-O. Spirograph. Hot Wheels. The names of popular toys from the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s capture the craziness, joy, and sheer fun of being a kid. But beneath those nutty names are rich veins of nostalgia, memory, and history. The stories of the kids who played with these toys, the adults who bought them, the child-rearing experts who judged them, and the people who invented them reflect the rhythms of American life. Experience the toys and their stories through three imagined living rooms that bring these decades back to life.

  • December 14 | 5:00 - 10:00PM

    Botanical Garden Glow

    Missouri Botanical Garden

    Garden Glow features a million lights surrounding visitors with a spectacle of unique installations amid some of the Garden's most iconic locations. Enjoy interactive photo opportunities, traditional holiday music and festivities, delicious food and drinks and more as the Garden is transformed around you into a winter wonderland. Continues through January 1st.

  • December 17 | 12:00 - 4:00PM
    Gingerbread House

    Gingerbread House Workshop

    Whole Foods Market-Town and Country | 1160 Town and Country Crossing Road

    Noon – 4pm, $19.99 per house (includes house, icing and decorating materials). Please Note: There will be no refunds. Advance registration is required and available by calling our store at 636-527-1160 or sign up at our Customer Service desk With Diane Van Booven, Kids Club Coordinator For many, gingerbread houses epitomize family togetherness during the holidays. Continue the tradition with your loved ones at our do-it-yourself workshop. We’ll provide the gingerbread house, icing and candy – you bring the creativity! All ages welcome.

  • December 25 | 10:00AM - 4:00PM

    Christmas Feast

    Pere Marquette Lodge

    The weather outside is frightful, but the Christmas Feast at Pere Marquette Lodge is so delightful! Let them do the work while you enjoy their fabulous, mouth-watering spread! You’re bound to go home with full bellies and great memories! Featuring made-to-order omelets, carving stations, traditional & unique selections of side dishes, salads and dessert including a banana’s foster station! Brunch Prices: Children 0-3: FREE, Children 4-11: $9.95, Adults 12 & Up: $26.95. Parties of 6 or more please call 618-786-2331 ext 502 to make your reservations.

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