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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

Steinberg Skating Rink

Mondays-Thursdays, Sundays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Continues through Feb. 23
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You could do worse things in your life than learn to ice skate. It's great exercise, sure, but skating's real value is that it's a solitary pursuit that gives you time to think. Once you become proficient you can turn your brain off and glide along it's the cheapest re-set button available. The restorative powers are even greater if you can do it outdoors, and that's exactly where Steinberg Skating Rink (400 Jefferson Drive; www.steinbergskatingrink.com) is located. The city's largest rink is a great place to stretch your legs, get some fresh air and realign your system, especially during the stressful holiday season. Steinberg is open from 10 a.m. to midnight December 16 to January 7 so you can burn off some steam late into the evening. Regular hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday through February 23. Admission is $7 for an all-day pass, and skate rental is $6 for hockey or figure skates. $7 admission, $6 skate rental

Steinberg Skating Rink (map)
400 Jefferson Drive
St. Louis - Forest Park
phone 314-367-7465 or 314-361-0613
Steinberg Skating Rink

Rosalyn Drexler: Who Does She Think She Is?

Mondays, Wednesdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through April 17

This full-career survey of playwright, novelist and visual artist Rosalyn Drexler offers a rare opportunity to see the breadth of the self-taught artist’s work. Her paintings feature bright colors and figures appropriated from films and print media, which she cropped, enlarged and printed on her canvases and then painted over them. The effect is somewhere between photo-realism, pop art and the visual language of a dream. Chubby Checker depicts a large Chubby mid-twist against squared fields of scarlet and blue and yellow, with couples dancing in 45-sized circles to the left; a smaller Checker echoes the larger one to the right. Love And Violence is far more sharp, a suited man looming over a crumpled blonde woman, grabbing her chin. A triptych of blue windows beneath the tableau show the same man helping to assault a fellow in a trench coat. free admission

Capturing the City: Photographs from the Streets of St. Louis, 1900-1930

Mondays, Wednesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Continues through March 12

St. Louis was booming in the early twentieth century, growing beyond its frontier boundaries at a rapid rate. The St. Louis Street Department documented these growing pains, both to record the challenges it faced and show how much work was being done. Charles Clement Holt marshaled a force of photographers to shoot street work in progress, dilapidated areas needing improvement, finished municipal projects and -- quite by chance -- the daily life of a burgeoning city. At its peak, the project knocked out 6,000 photographs a year. Many of these were eventually thrown out, but a historian rescued some 300 prime images. A selection of these images comprise the exhibition Capturing the City: Photographs from the Streets of St. Louis, 1900-1930. These images show a St. Louis that is familiar but vastly different: Horses being hoisted out of holes in the street are a rarity these days, and Market Street never has musicians on flatbed trucks anymore urging us to keep the city clean. free admission

Missouri History Museum (map)
Lindell Blvd. & DeBaliviere Ave.
St. Louis - Forest Park
phone 314-746-4599
Capturing the City: Photographs from the Streets of St. Louis, 1900-1930

Route 66: Main Street Through St. Louis

Mondays, Wednesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through July 16

Before the interstate highway system was developed, Route 66 was the safest, fastest way to cross the western half of the country. Starting in Chicago and ending Santa Monica, the "Main Street of America" came right though St. Louis, but not in the mostly straight lines we're accustomed to now. At various points in time, Route 66 traversed Watson Road, Manchester Road, the Martin Luther King Bridge and the Poplar Street Bridge. That shifting route helped spur the growth of cities and businesses along the way, as travelers stopped overnight at the Coral Court Motel or grabbed a bit to eat at the Parkmoor Restaurant. Route 66: Main Street Through St. Louis, the new exhibition at the Missouri History Museum (Lindell Boulevard and DeBaliviere Avenue; 314-746-4599 or www.mohistory.org), tells the story of the byway through roadside signs and gas pumps, historic vehicles, bus tours and photographs. Route 66 opens Saturday, June 25, and remains open through July 16, 2017. Admission is free. free admission

Missouri History Museum (map)
Lindell Blvd. & DeBaliviere Ave.
St. Louis - Forest Park
phone 314-746-4599
Route 66: Main Street Through St. Louis

Story Hour – President’s Day

Mon., Feb. 20, 10-10:45 a.m. and Tue., Feb. 21, 10-10:45 a.m.
phone 636-527-1160
diane.vanbooven@wholefoods.com

Monday, February 20 and Tuesday, February 21 Story Hour – President’s Day 10 – 10:45am, Free, Reservations not required With Diane Van Booven, Kids Club Coordinator In honor of President’s Day, Diane will read “Arthur Meets The President” by Marc Brown. The kids will sing some patriotic songs and end story hour with a President’s Day craft and a healthy snack. Free

Whole Foods Market-Town and Country (map)
1160 Town and Country Crossing Road
Town & Country
phone 636-527-1160

Art Inspiring Music: Paris at the Turn of the 19th Century

Mon., Feb. 20, 5-7 p.m.
phone 314-935-4523
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Capturing the spirit of Paris at the turn of the century, this concert will present chamber music works of Claude Debussy, Jules Massenet, Maurice Ravel, and Erik Satie. Featured performers include Department of Music faculty Kelly Daniel-Decker, soprano; Megan Stout, harp; and Vincent Varvel, guitar; along with a string quartet. This program is a collaboration with the Department of Music in Arts & Sciences. 0

http://www.kemperartmuseum.wustl.edu/events/concerts/11735

Black History Month: Soledad O'Brien

Mon., Feb. 20, 6:30 p.m.
phone 314-246-7658
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Discuss race relations and social inequality with award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien. Onstage, Soledad has established herself as one of the most recognized names in broadcast journalism. She draws from her life and career to stimulate thoughtful conversation on the roles we play within our communities and organizations. Free

http://events.webster.edu/event/black_history_month_keynote_speaker_-_soledad_obrien

This Is Who I Am Now: Artists on Politics

Mon., Feb. 20, 7-9 p.m.
badandnastystl@gmail.com
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Artists from all disciplines present self-portraits in the age of Trump, addressing their fears, concerns, and hopes in whatever medium they prefer. We wish to represent as wide a pool as possible of demographic groups, especially those who stand to be directly affected by the administration's policies. Our goal is to build empathy by making these stories concrete and personal to people who are right in front of you, as well as creating an environment of support to those who most need it right now. The more personal you are willing to make your story, the better. Free

https://www.facebook.com/events/244319976026043/
The Monocle (map)
4510 Manchester Ave
St. Louis - The Grove
phone 314-935-7003
This Is Who I Am Now: Artists on Politics

“The Sonata Program”

Mon., Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m. and Tue., Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m.
phone 314-941-6309
info@chambermusic.org

The Chamber Music Society St. Louis bring a lovely collection of sonatas for harp, violin, piano and cello, by Rosetti, Bach and Beethoven. Concerts performed cabaret-style in the Sheldon Ballroom. 38

http://chambermusicstl.org/
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The Sheldon (map)
3648 Washington Blvd.
St. Louis - Grand Center
phone 314-533-9900
“The Sonata Program”

Music Unlimited

Mon., Feb. 20, 8 p.m.

$5

BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups (map)
700 S. Broadway
St. Louis - Downtown
phone 314-436-5222

Third Sight Band

Mon., Feb. 20, 8 p.m.

$5

BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups (map)
700 S. Broadway
St. Louis - Downtown
phone 314-436-5222

River Kittens

Mon., Feb. 20, 9 p.m.

w/ Handmade Moments free

Off Broadway (map)
3509 Lemp Ave.
St. Louis - South City
phone 314-773-3363

Paint Drink & Be Merry (and Save)

Every other Monday, 7 p.m. Continues through March 28
phone 866-390-9917
vincent@vinogogh.com
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Vino van Gogh isn’t just about painting; it’s about creating balance and being healthy. Studies show the act of putting paint on canvas, regardless of skill, utilizes the creative side of your brain, giving you balance from the overuse of the productive, logic side of our brains. And our events are just fun – helping you relieve stress! $25 with online promo code

http://vinogogh.com/StLouis/Calendar.aspx
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Schlafly Bottleworks (map)
7260 Southwest Ave
Maplewood
phone 314-241-2337
Paint Drink & Be Merry (and Save)

The Comedy Shipwreck Open Mic

Mondays, 10-11:30 p.m. Continues through Aug. 21
phone 314-352-5226
HeavyAnchorBooking@Gmail.com
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The best comedy open mic south of I-40! Every Monday of each month the Heavy Anchor, 5226 Gravois, presents The Comedy Shipwreck open mic. Free to get in. See St. Louis' newest and brightest comedians before they get big! Also, bottle PBR's are $1 all night! comics sign up @ 9:30pm show @ 10pm Free

https://www.facebook.com/TheComedyShipwreck/
The Heavy Anchor (map)
5226 Gravois Ave.
St. Louis - South City
phone 314-352-5226
The Comedy Shipwreck Open Mic
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