The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis teams up with multicultural center Belas Artes in Soulard (1854 Russel Boulevard; 314-772-2787 or www.belasartes-stl.org) to host Chess: A Cross-Cultural Journey Through Time, an interactive exhibit on the history and artistry of chess. The exhibit highlights how chess originated in India and then changed as the game spread to different lands, with examples of different countries' interpretations of chess and a large-scale map that illustrates the landmark events of chess over the years as well as a detailed list of world champions and their origins. Chess opens with a gala reception ($50) from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, October 7, with performances by dancers and members of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. The exhibit remains up through Friday, November 19, and the gallery is open Tuesday through Friday. Admission is free after opening night.
Tuesdays-Fridays. Starts: Oct. 7. Continues through Nov. 19, 2010