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How to Be Safe Vintage Educational Films

Missouri History Museum : 6:30 p.m. October 23

For the olds out there (ahem), you certainly remember the joy you felt when one of your elementary school teachers wheeled a reel-to-reel film projector into the classroom -- you knew you were in for a relaxing hour or so of learning by watching. (We're guessing kids nowadays just pull out... More >>

St. Louis - Forest Park Free Events, Film, Arts

Micky and the Motorcars

Off Broadway : 8:00 p.m. October 23

With a name that evokes Depression-era cartoons of the little mouse that could and a history that has both crossed paths with second-generation outlaws Reckless Kelly and traced a course from Idaho to Texas, Micky and the Motorcars sounds as good on the lost highway as it does while... More >>

St. Louis - South City Music

RAWSTOCK: Halloween Edition

Melt : 8:00 p.m. October 24

Though some classrooms have put the kibosh on Halloween celebrations out of respect for parents who deem the holiday's spooky imagery offensive, school is still plenty scary without the ghouls and goblins. From the first-day jitters to the high-ridin' gym shorts, school is a hotbed of childhood... More >>

St. Louis - South City Halloween, Free Events, Nightlife, Arts, Film

Mavis Staples

The Sheldon : 8:00 p.m. October 24

St. Louisans (and nearby Bellevillians) don't need another reason to like Wilco's Jeff Tweedy; our local boy made good a long time ago and has proven a restless talent ever since. But his work as producer, songwriter and musician on Mavis Staples' last two records has brought fresh perspective... More >>

St. Louis - Grand Center Music

Sidewalk Chalk

The Demo : 9:00 p.m. October 24

w/ DJ Nune is Lamar Harris, Looprat, Jbomb Chicago-bred group Sidewalk Chalk provides its listeners with a well-rounded concert experience, combining live instrumentation, rapping and singing. Because of the diversity of the instrumentation and vocals, Sidewalk Chalk is able to cover a wide... More >>

St. Louis - Tower Grove Music

Tenth Life Cat Rescue's Hissin' Hustle

Tower Grove Park : 9:00 a.m. October 25

Take a run, leave with a kitten? Possibly -- but, at the least, participating in Tenth Life Cat Rescue's fourth annual 5K/10K run supports cat adoption and animal care. The Hissin' Hustle, which takes place at 9 a.m. today at Tower Grove Park (4256 Magnolia Avenue; 314-808-2454 or... More >>

St. Louis - Tower Grove Sports - Participatory, Benefits, Pets

Central West End Halloween

Maryland and Euclid Avenues in the Central West End : 11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. October 25

Halloween in the Central West End is a pretty big deal. Family-friendly events kick off at 11 a.m. today with the kids' costume parade at the intersection of Maryland and Euclid avenues. Trick-or-treating begins at noon, with children filling their bags with goodies from local businesses. There... More >>

St. Louis - Central West End Halloween

Bootsy's Rubber Band

Ambassador : 8:00 p.m. October 25

w/ Shock G Rising through the ranks as the backing bassist of '70s-era James Brown and into interstellar funkhood with Parliament, P-Funk royalty and all-around badass Bootsy Collins has cemented himself in both history and time. Known for his sly low-end thumps and hip-gyrating rhythm, Collins... More >>

Jennings Music

The Beggar's Carnivale: Le Maison de Decadence

Casa Loma Ballroom : 9:00 p.m. October 25

You know what the Beggar's Carnivale is, but you never know what that modern burlesque spectacle will do next. With Le Maison de Decadence, the Beggars go beyond big into grand: Think Technicolor, big-budget musical set in a Victorian brothel. The show melds burlesque, vaudeville, music hall... More >>

St. Louis - South City Cabaret, Burlesque, Arts, Performing Arts, Nightlife


Foam Coffee & Beer : 9:00 p.m. October 25

w/ Blight Future, Heavy Horse Like the greatest bands of its ilk, Anodes lives on the edge of impending collapse. The quartet taps into the cathartic scariness of screamo's forefathers, pushing the intense end of its dynamic to a collective breaking point and reassembling the scraps via... More >>

St. Louis - South City Music

New Found Glory

The Ready Room : 7:30 p.m. October 26

w/ We Are in the Crowd, Fireworks, Red City Radio From an archived write up: Its musical style -- a fast, pop-punk hybrid with dashes of hardcore -- has evolved, but rarely wavered. New Found Glory's success has come from working hard as opposed to trying hard -- rather than chasing... More >>

St. Louis - Tower Grove Music

Island of Lemurs: Madagascar

Saint Louis Science Center-OMNIMAX : 10:00 a.m. daily until November 6

Lemurs are strange and beguiling creatures. More than 100 species exist, but they're all confined to the island of Madagascar. Within those 100 species exist a range of variation. Some are nocturnal, some diurnal and some a bit of both. Sifakas are known by their unique sideways jumping method... More >>

St. Louis - Forest Park Film, Cheap Thrills, Arts

Louis IX: King, Saint, Namesake

Saint Louis Art Museum : 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. every Fri. until November 2; 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu., Sat., Sun. until November 2

King Louis IX of France was a faithful Christian monarch who helped civilize the medieval world by banishing trial by ordeal and introducing a new legal system based on the presumption of innocence. He also expanded the Inquisition in France and ordered the burning of 12,000 manuscripts of the... More >>

St. Louis - Forest Park Visual Art, Free Events, Arts

Precision Cut

Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design : 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Fri., Sat. until October 26; 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Sun. until October 26; 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu. until October 26

Precision Cut, the new exhibition at Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design (6640 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-725-1177 or, embraces and challenges the earthly notions of beauty and form in traditional woodwork. Artists Peter Exton, Keith Holt, Todd Hoyer, and... More >>

Delmar/ The Loop Visual Art, Free Events, Arts

Encountering the City: The Urban Experience in Contemporary Art

Washington University-Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum : 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Mon., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until January 4

Much like pornography, everybody knows bad architecture when they see it. You may not have the language necessary to explain why you hate it, but artists do. Encountering the City: The Urban Experience in Contemporary Art, the new exhibition at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum on Washington... More >>

University City Visual Art, Free Events, Arts

Constructed Visions: Sculpture and Fine Craft Exhibition

St. Louis Artists' Guild : 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until October 26

For hundreds of years artists and critics have debated which of the arts truly is the finest. During the Italian Renaissance Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo verbally abused each other, jockeying for prestige by arguing over the merits of sculpture versus painting. This weekend more than 50... More >>

Clayton Visual Art, Free Events, Arts

Photography V

Foundry Art Centre : 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Fri., Sat. until November 7; 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. every Sun. until November 7; 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu. until November 7

Photography as an artistic medium can be taken in multiple directions. The camera can capture precise reality or manufacture the ultimate in fantasy, or even be made to produce the outer realms of abstract expressionism. Photography V, a juried exhibit open to all artists working in... More >>

St. Charles Visual Art, Free Events, Arts

Bonnie & Clyde

Washington University South Campus Theatre : 8:00 p.m. every Thu., Fri., Sat. until October 25

So the banks have failed, your government is frozen and the future seems to be nothing but bread lines and misery. How do you scratch financial security out of that dirt? If you're young and daring, perhaps you feel like the best way is just to take the things you want, like Bonnie and Clyde.... More >>

Clayton Theater

Tom Huck: Bugs

Laumeier Sculpture Park : 8:00 a.m. daily until February 1

Insects -- if you can't kill them, make them into art and celebrate their presence in this world. That's the angle Tom Huck takes for his new exhibition, Bugs. Huck is renowned for his large-scale woodcuts of comically grotesque subjects, but Bugs is a specially commissioned series intended for... More >>

Crestwood/ Sunset Hills/ Sappington/ South Lindbergh Visual Art, Free Events, Arts

And Then There Were None

Tower Grove Abbey : 8:00 p.m. every Thu., Fri., Sat. until October 25; 2:00 p.m. October 25

Stray Dog Theatre opens its twelfth season with a production of Agatha Christie's chiller And Then There Were None. A mysterious host lures ten total strangers, each with a dubious past, to a distant island where they meet, mingle and die one at a time. The tension is heightened as the killer... More >>

St. Louis - South Grand Theater


Kranzberg Arts Center : 8:00 p.m. every Thu., Fri., Sat. until October 26; 3:00 p.m. October 26

Sophocles' plays have remained in production for more than 2,000 years because they continue to reflect the human experience, as in his Antigone. Antigone is the sister of Polyneices, who has until recently been the leader of one side of Thebes' civil war. He and Eteocles killed each other in... More >>

St. Louis - Grand Center Theater

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Loretto-Hilton Center : 8:00 p.m. every Wed., Thu., Fri. until November 9; 5:00 p.m. every Sat. until November 9; 7:00 p.m. every Tue. until November 9; 2:00 p.m. every Sun. from October 26 until November 2; 5:00 p.m. November 1; 1:30 p.m. November 5; 2:00 p.m. November 9

The course of true love runs a twisting path in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Hermia and Lysander want to wed, but Hermia's father has picked Demetrius as his son-in-law. Hermia and Lysander run off to the forest to be together forever, but a very determined Demetrius follows. The... More >>

Webster Groves Theater

Much Ado About Nothing

Florissant Civic Center : 8:00 p.m. every Fri., Sat. until October 25; 7:30 p.m. October 23

The marriage industry in this country is a hydra, ever-reproducing and growing. Is it more or less reassuring to know that it's been this way since the 1600s? In William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, a marriage is manufactured because a group of friends can't wait for a previously... More >>

Florissant Theater

Arabesque: The Mist

Edison Theatre : 8:00 p.m. October 24; 8:00 p.m. October 25

A recurring element in science fiction is the widespread use of a universal language -- you know, like the idiomatic English everyone spoke in Star Wars, but with more slang. But that language already exists in the form of dance. Sure, a few hand gestures are construed differently from culture... More >>

St. Louis - Clayton Performing Arts, Arts, Dance

Rembrandt's Gift

Dramatic License Theatre : 2:00 p.m. every Sun. from October 24 until November 9; 8:00 p.m. every Fri., Sat. from October 24 until November 9

Stuff, things, possessions. They can be worlds of fun and hold meaning and deep feeling for their owners, but after a certain tipping point they just become too powerful in their numbers. That's when you feel like getting out the giant trash bags and mercilessly clearing house. Polly, a... More >>

Chesterfield Theater
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