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Audubon and Beyond

Mondays-Thursdays, 7:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Continues through June 15
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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 (1 University Drive at Natural Bridge Road; 314-516-7240 or www.umsl.edu/mercantile). The extensive exhibit incorporates sections relating to not only birds but also reptiles, mammals, fish, insects, humans, astronomy, geology, meteorology and more. Audubon and Beyond is open 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday (November 9 through June 2017). Admission is free. free admission

University of Missouri-St. Louis-Mercantile Library (map)
1 University Dr. at Natural Bridge Road
North St. Louis County
phone 314-516-7240
Audubon and Beyond

Imagery of Chess: St. Louis Artists

Wednesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sundays, 12-5 p.m. and Mondays, Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Sept. 17

In 1944 Marcel Duchamp, Julien Levy and Max Ernst organized The Imagery of Chess, an exhibition of chess sets reimagined by artists and performers. Their hope was that people's vision of the chess board and pieces would be expanded beyond the then-accepted options of either the classic Staunton design or the "French" set. In 2016, the World Chess Hall of Fame exhibited some of the works from the 1944 show to acknowledge the debt owed to those artists for forever altering the look of chess. Imagery of Chess: St. Louis Artists is the new follow-up exhibit, which invites twenty local artists to have their way with the game pieces. Among those participating are Eugenia Alexander, who cites the Afrofuturism movement as a key influence on her work; fashion designer and Project Runway vet Michael Drummond; and Yuka Suga, a glass and metals artist who also works as a therapist. A second, simultaneous show, Pow! Capturing Superheroes, Chess & Comics, showcases more than 200 chess-themed comic books (you'd be surprised by how many super villains play chess to keep their minds sharp for optimal intricate scheming functionality). There are also superhero-themed chess boards and a comic book reading room. Both exhibitions open a free reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 23, at the World Chess Hall of Fame (4652 Maryland Avenue; www.worldchesshof.org). Imagery of Chess continues through September 14. Pow! remains up through September 17. Admission is a suggested $5 donation. $5 suggested donation

In the Realm of Trees

Fridays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and Tuesdays-Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Sept. 3

Classical Chinese artists often used trees as inspirations or the focus of their works. Trees and the natural world are the focus of the new exhibition at the Saint Louis Art Museum (1 Fine Arts Drive; www.slam.org), In the Realm of Trees, which includes photographs, paintings and decorative works that glorify the beauty found in nature. The centerpiece of the show is a set of contemporary photographs called Sacred Tree on Mount Lu, made by Beijing-based photographer Michael Cherney, which was acquired for the museum's permanent collection in 2016 and will be presented for the first time in this exhibit. In the Realm of Trees opens on Friday, March 10, and remains up through Sunday, September 3, in gallery 225. The gallery is open Tuesday through Sunday, and admission is free. free admission

Morpho Mardi Gras

Tuesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Continues through March 31

You may think of Mardi Gras as purple, green and gold, but what about blue? The Butterfly House hosts Morpho Mardi Gras: Bugs, Butterflies and Beads. Experience the joy of watching more than 1,000 gorgeous Blue Morpho butterflies flap their wings, and participate in some Mardi Gras-related activities, with one of the most interesting being creating your own masquerade mask. Also on display will be a large Blue Morpho sculpture by Craig Mitchell Smith, best known for his glass art. Morpho Mardi Gras takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday (February 1 through March 31) at the Butterfly House (15193 Olive Boulevard, Chesterfield; www.mobot.org). Admission is $4 to $8. $4-$8

Butterfly House (map)
15193 Olive Blvd.
Chesterfield
phone 636-530-0076
Morpho Mardi Gras

#1 in Civil Rights

Mondays, Wednesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Continues through April 15, 2018

St. Louis' history as a wellspring of civil rights activism is deep and impressive. Dred and Harriet Scott's legal fight to be free, Mary Meachum's bold actions leading slaves to freedom across the Mississippi River, the Jefferson Bank protesters organizing to get access to better jobs, Percy Green and the daring VP Ball invaders who challenged St. Louis' powerful elite and the exclusionary nature of their private party — all of these people fought the good fight in St. Louis. #1 in Civil Rights, the new exhibition at the Missouri History Museum (Lindell Boulevard and DeBaliviere Avenue; www.mohistory.org) chronicles the history of the civil rights movement in the metro area through artifacts, historical photos, oral histories, art work and actors' performances. Every key moment in the black struggle for equality is covered up to the present day, with artifacts collected by the museum staff following the killing of Michael Brown and the resulting civil unrest in Ferguson playing a major role in the exhibit. #1 in Civil Rights opens on Saturday, March 11, and continues through April 15, 2018. Admission is free. free admission

Missouri History Museum (map)
Lindell Blvd. & DeBaliviere Ave.
St. Louis - Forest Park
phone 314-746-4599
#1 in Civil Rights

Degas, Impressionism, and the Paris Millinery Trade

Tuesdays-Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Fridays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Continues through May 7

Edgar Degas may be best known for his paintings and sculptures of dancers, but he was also fascinated by high-fashion hats and the young women who made them in the fashion capital of the world. This multimedia exhibition includes 60 paintings and pastels that depict high-fashion millinery, some by Degas and others by his contemporaries Manet, Renoir, Cassatt and Toulouse-Lautrec, who were all influenced by Degas’ work. More than 40 period hats will be on display as well, many of them by the acknowledged masters of Belle Epoque millinery, including Madame Georgette and Caroline Reboux. The exhibit is free on Fridays; admission is otherwise $6 to $15. $5-$6, free on Friday

Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon St. Louis

Tue., March 28, 3-7 p.m.
phone 314-935-5418
jmitori@wustl.edu
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@ Washington University—Kranzberg Art & Architecture Library, Skinker and Forsyth boulevards
Washington University Libraries is hosting a communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to art and feminism. Staff will provide guidance for the beginner Wikipedian, as well as reference materials and refreshments. Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop and power cord, in addition to ideas for entries that need to be updated or created. This event is free and open to the community; people of all gender identities and expressions are invited to participate. Free

https://www.facebook.com/events/341801256220914/
Washington University (map)
Forsyth & Skinker boulevards
University City
phone 314-935-5000
Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon St. Louis

STOLAS

Tue., March 28, 6 p.m.

w/ Mylets, Icarus The Owl, Vya $13

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Fubar (map)
3108 Locust St
St. Louis - Midtown
phone 314-289-9050

3D Upcycled Stained Glass

Tue., March 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
phone 314-832-2288
classes@perennialstl.org

Materials saved from the landfill: privacy windows, mirrors, glass scraps Skills you’ll learn: pattern-making, glass cutting, scoring, copper foiling, soldering Participants will learn to use recycled glass, copper foil, flux and lead-free solder to sculpt their 3D object. Theresa, Perennial’s Lead Instructor + Craftswoman, will demonstrate how to safely use a glass cutter and grinder to create custom shapes from privacy windows, mirrors, and clear glass. Note: This class requires hand strength and the use of a very hot tool. Patience, an eye for safety, and hand dexterity will help participants achieve their design goals. Last day to register: 3/23 $55 + $10 materials fee

https://perennialstl.org/event/3d-upcycled-stained-glass-9/
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Perennial (map)
3762 S. Broadway
St. Louis - South City
phone 314-832-2288
3D Upcycled Stained Glass

RVSTL-Metropolis Wine Club

Tue., March 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
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@ Rescued Furnishings & Design, 2714 Lafayette Ave 63104
Join fellow St. Louis City enthusiasts at our first Metropolis Wine Club event of 2017! This month, taste and learn about wine from Portugal while mingling in a new local retail shop near Lafayette Square, Rescued Furnishings & Designs. bring a bottle of wine or an appetizer

https://www.facebook.com/events/1618738414808380/
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F. Willis Johnson

Tue., March 28, 7 p.m.
phone 314-367-6731
info@left-bank.com

Left Bank Books welcomes author and Ferguson Wellspring Church pastor F. Willis Johnson, who will sign and discuss his new book, "Holding Up Your Corner: Talking About Race in Your Community"! This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of "Holding Up Your Corner" from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line. "Holding Up Your Corner" prompts readers to observe, identify and name the complex causes of violence in the community, including racial prejudice, entrenched poverty and exploitation, segregation, the loss of education and employment, and the ravages of addiction. Free

http://www.left-bank.com/event/f-willis-johnson
Left Bank Books (map)
399 N Euclid Ave
St. Louis - Central West End
phone 314-367-6731
F. Willis Johnson
BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups (map)
700 S. Broadway
St. Louis - Downtown
phone 314-436-5222

The Skints

Tue., March 28, 8 p.m.

$14

Blueberry Hill - The Duck Room (map)
6504 Delmar Blvd.
Delmar/ The Loop
phone 314-727-4444

The Victor Wooten Trio

Tue., March 28, 8 p.m.

$30

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Old Rock House (map)
1200 S. 7th St.
St. Louis - Soulard
phone 314-588-0505
BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups (map)
700 S. Broadway
St. Louis - Downtown
phone 314-436-5222
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