Performing Arts Events in St. Louis

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Saint Louis Anarchy: Circus Maximus

Fri., July 19, 6:30-10:30 p.m.

Buy Tickets$20

Circus Maximus is the premier wrestling event of the year in St. Louis! $1 beers, $1 jello shots, full bar, and the worlds best homemade pizza! Several huge matches are signed for this event including the Besties in the World vs. The Workhorsemen, Jigsaw vs. Gary Jay, and Jeremy Wyatt defends his Gateway Heritage Championship vs The Warhorse Jake Parnell. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door!

BrainWorks: The Theatre of Neuroscience

Fri., July 19, 7 p.m., Sat., July 20, 7 p.m. and Sun., July 21, 2 p.m.
Loretto-Hilton Center 130 Edgar Road, Webster Groves Webster Groves

BrainWorks, a theatrical performance and future Nine PBS television series, explores the wonders of the human brain by dramatizing real-life neurological cases to reveal the science behind brain diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy, brain tumors and stroke. This fascinating production is a collaboration between Washington University neurosurgeons Eric C. Leuthardt, MD, and Albert H. Kim, MD, Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Nine Network of Public Media.

La bohème

Fri., July 26, 8-11 p.m., Sat., July 27, 8-11 p.m., Fri., Aug. 2, 8-11 p.m. and Sat., Aug. 3, 8-11 p.m.

Buy Tickets$30-50 for single tickets; subscriptions start at $80.

Union Avenue Opera presents La bohème. Join the Bohemian Revolution in the heart of 19th-century Paris as a group of struggling artists strives to create beautiful art, find love and ultimately live life to the fullest in this romantic operatic blockbuster. Rodolfo and his friends scrape by using their wit and charm to escape life’s harsher consequences until a chance encounter one winter night changes everything. For over 100 years, Puccini’s most celebrated opera, La bohème, has moved audience to laughter and tear with its irresistible music and timeless tale. 314-361-2881

The Release: A Ritual by Basil Kincaid

Sat., Aug. 3, 5 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 4, 9 a.m.
Pulitzer Arts Foundation 3716 Washington Blvd., St. Louis St. Louis - Grand Center

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In this Afro-surrealist performance, artist Basil Kincaid will create an immersive sensory experience to encourage the release of internalized trauma. In an intimate setting with only a small group of participants, Kincaid will bring together bodywork techniques, visual art, clothing props, and a sound component produced in collaboration with artist Damon Davis. Participants should be comfortable with physical touch by a professional bodyworker. Space is limited; registration is required at 314-754-1850

Glory Denied

Fri., Aug. 16, 8-10 p.m., Sat., Aug. 17, 8-10 p.m., Fri., Aug. 23, 8-10 p.m. and Sat., Aug. 24, 8-10 p.m.

Buy TicketsRanges from $30-50 for single tickets; subscriptions start at $80.

Union Avenue Opera presents Glory Denied. America’s longest-held prisoner of war dreams of coming home. But home is a place he will not recognize. Follow the gut-wrenching saga of Col. Jim Thompson as he transitions from the jungles of Southeast Asia to the tree-lined streets of suburban America. Glory Denied speaks to the plight of so many of our veterans who nobly fought for their country but face huge challenges when it comes to re-assimilating into society—and their longed-for normal lives—after service. This true story explores the unimaginable bravery asked of soldiers and even the nature of hope itself. 314-361-2881

ConsciousFest: Creators of Culture

Sat., Sept. 7, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

@ Deaconess Center for Child Well-Being, 1000 N Vandeventer Ave St. Louis, MO 63108
ConsciousFest 2019 is the 4th annual festival and celebration of Blackness in its purest, most woke form. It is a call to action for all St. Louis residents to join this celebration as we delve into culture, consciousness, and creativity. This event is sponsored by A Conscious STL, a St. Louis based nonprofit with a mission to edify and empower Black and under-served communities. Through music, fellowship, poetry, and art, ConsciousFest2019 will explore what it means to be the Creators of Culture. 314-384-6771

Arts & Faith St. Louis Interfaith Concert

Sun., Sept. 15, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
The Sheldon 3648 Washington Blvd., St. Louis St. Louis - Grand Center

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The "Songs of Hope" concert features vocal ensembles from 6 faith communities from across the metro. Also featured will be celebrated soprano, Christine Brewer, performing new music by Stephanie Berg, and a specially-assembled Interfaith Youth Chorus led by Maria Ellis. New this year will be a storyteller chosen in collaboration with the MU Extension Division Storytelling Festival. After the concert, all will be invited outside on Washington Blvd to participate in creating "#HopeMural" developed by an interfaith group of teens through Interfaith Quest led by Beth Damsgaard-Rodriquez. FREE tickets available for pick up at the performance. Doors open 4:30 PM. 314-533-9900

SHE Stories: To Err is Human...

Fri., Sept. 20, 7-9 p.m.
Shameless Grounds 1901 Withnell Ave., St. Louis St. Louis - South City

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…but is forgiveness really divine? This month we look at stories of wrongdoing and of forgiveness. Everyone makes mistakes and poor choices, and likewise everyone has experienced betrayal and having been wronged. Why was that choice made? Was a lesson learned? Was forgiveness given? And what is forgiveness anyway? Whether the perpetrator or the perpetrated, we will hear what happened on either side of the equation. This event is open-mic style, but if you have a story you know you'd like to tell please email This event is FREE and open to the public! 314-449-1240


Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through Oct. 19
Marcelle Theater 3310 Samuel Shepard Dr, St. Louis St. Louis - Grand Center

Buy Tickets10-30

It's 1954. Everyone likes Ike, nobody likes communism, and Wade "Cry-Baby" Walker is the coolest boy in Baltimore. He's a bad boy with a good cause -- truth, justice, and the pursuit of rock and roll. Wayward youth, juvenile delinquents, sexual repression, cool music, dirty lyrics, social rejects, it's all here! New Line opens its 29th season in October 2019 with the hilarious rockabilly musical CRY-BABY, based on the classic John Waters film. New Line first produced the show regionally in March 2012, after negotiating the first regional production rights in the country. 314-773-6526

COCA Dance-A-Thon

Sun., Sept. 29, 1-4 p.m.
Center of Creative Arts (COCA) 524 Trinity Ave., University City Delmar/ The Loop

Dust off your dancing shoes because COCA is hosting a dance party fundraiser on Sunday, September 29rd, 2019, from 1:00-4:00PM and we want you to be there! We’re looking for teams of 6-10 people to bust a move and support COCA! Each team will set a fundraising goal they’re comfortable with and then spread the word to seek pledges. No dance experience is required and every dollar counts. All contributions will help support COCA’s Create Our Future Project – which includes a brand new theatre, comfortable community space, and more! 314-725-6555

Jersey Shore Medium: Linda Shields

Thu., Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m.
River City Casino & Hotel 777 River City Casino Blvd., St. Louis Mehlville/ Oakville/ Lemay

Buy from Ticketmaster$22.50

I am able to use the psychic senses of hearing (Clairaudience), tasting/smelling (Clairsensient), and physical feeling or being an Empath during a reading. How this works for me is I hear the words from a loved ones and then pass on those words to others. I smell or taste something that only the person I'm reading can connect with someone who has passed. I feel the pain of how they may have died, or what they were feeling right before they pass over, or the pain of someone who they have left behind. 314-388-7777

SHE Stories: Fur, Scale, and Feather Babies

Fri., Nov. 15, 7-9 p.m.
Shameless Grounds 1901 Withnell Ave., St. Louis St. Louis - South City

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They are our companions. They are our friends. They protect us, amuse us, keep us company, eat with us, sleep with us, work their way into every aspect of our lives… they are our pets, of course! From pets that we have rescued to those that have rescued us, take a night to celebrate our fur, scale, and feather babies! This event is open mic style, but if you have a story you'd like to tell, please email It is FREE and open to the public! 314-449-1240

The Vienna Boys Choir Holiday Concert

Fri., Nov. 29, 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Kick-off the holidays with the delightful sounds of the Vienna Boys Choir as they bring their holiday program to St. Louis! 314-533-7662

Christmas at the Cathedral

Sat., Dec. 7, 8-10 p.m. and Sun., Dec. 8, 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Experience the joy of the music of Christmas with the St. Louis Archdiocesan Choirs and Orchestra . The program includes the Christmas portion of The Messiah and other Christmas classics old and new. 314-533-7662

Whose Live Anyway?

Fri., March 27, 8 p.m.
Blanche M Touhill Performing Arts Center 1 University Dr at Natural Bridge Road, Normandy North St. Louis County

Buy Ticketsticket prices start at $32

Prepare to laugh until you cry when four of the world’s greatest improvisation comedians take the stage at the Touhill Performing Arts Center Featuring Ryan Stiles and Greg Proops, both seen on ABC’s “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” as well as Jeff B. Davis and Joel Murray, this show will leave you gasping for air as the performers create hilarious scenes on the spot from audience suggestions. 314-516-4949

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