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Tod Williams & Billie Tsien

Wed., Oct. 24, 6:30 p.m.
phone 314-935-9300

Architects Tod Williams & Billie Tsien will deliver the CannonDesign Lecture for Excellence in Architecture and Engineering as part of the Public Lecture Series, sponsored by Washington University’s Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts. Notable projects include The Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, Asia Society Hong Kong Center, and Lefrak Center in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. They are currently designing the Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park, Chicago. Free

Artist Talk: SUPERFLEX

Thu., Oct. 25, 6:30 p.m.
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Members of the Danish art collective SUPERFLEX discuss their multidimensional practice and the video installation European Union Mayotte with CAM Chief Curator Wassan Al-Khudhairi.

What We Do for Love Panel Discussion

Thu., Oct. 25, 7-8:30 p.m.
phone 314-821-5770

Join local gender studies and English professors as we apply a critical feminist lens to The Great American Read theme, “What We Do For Love.” Programming for The Great American Read is offered as part of a grant from the American Library Association and PBS. free
Kirkwood Public Library (map)
140 E. Jefferson
phone 314-821-5770

Representation and Responsibility: Perspectives on Equity, Casting

Fri., Oct. 26, 7-8:45 p.m.

Opera Theatre of Saint Louis launches a four-part series this fall exploring questions of representation and equity in the arts, entertainment, and media. For the first program in the series, we explore the question of casting in opera and theatre, both locally and nationally. The conversation will be moderated by Adrienne Davis, Vice Provost and William M. Van Cleve Professor of Law at Washington University. Panelists include Soprano Julia Bullock, actor and educator Duane Foster, Christina Rios, Artistic Director of R-S Theatrics, and Opera Theatre General Director Andrew Jorgensen. Free

John Burroughs School (map)
755 S. Price Road
phone 314-993-4040
Representation and Responsibility: Perspectives on Equity, Casting

Read All About It: Les Misérables

Sat., Oct. 27, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
phone 314-984-7777

Les Misérables will be shown at the Fox Theater in December. Come join us for a one-day gathering to learn about this compelling story. We will learn about the author, the time period, and productions on both stage and screen. Learn some trivia about the story. This story is a classic join us to learn more about it! $19 (Age 60+: $14)
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Winka Dubbeldam

Wed., Oct. 31, 6:30 p.m.
phone 314-935-9300

Architect Winka Dubbeldam will deliever the Harris Armstrong Fund Lecture as part of the Public Lecture Series, sponsored by Washington University’s Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts. Dubbeldam founded Archi-Tectonics in 1994, a WBE certified research-based design practice that works on multiple scales, spanning from cities and buildings to design objects. Aiming to achieve design efficiencies that express themselves in optimized modulations, her projects result in innovative structures and original shapes. Free

Town Hall: For Freedoms

Thu., Nov. 1, 6:30 p.m.

For Freedomws: The 50 State Initiative was begun by artists Hank Willis Thomas and Eric Gottesman to show what democracy looks like through art and arts institutions. Speakers at this town hall event will include For freedoms co-founder Thomas and Nicole Hudson, a former consultant with the Ferguson Commission and current Assistant Vice Chancellor for the Academy for Diversity and Inclusion at Washington University. They explore the power of protest and the ballot on the eve of midterm elections. To learn more visit

Richard Sennett

Thu., Nov. 1, 6:30 p.m.
phone 314-935-9300

Sociologist and urban theorist Richard Sennett will disucss his work as part of the fall Public Lecture Series, sponsored by Washington University’s Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts. Free

Fred Gray: Bus Ride to Justice

Mon., Nov. 5, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
phone 618-650-2626

Fred David Gray is a nationally recognized civil rights attorney. After earning his law degree in 1954, the young attorney was thrust into the national spotlight in 1955 when he represented Rosa Parks after her arrest for refusing to give up her seat on a Montgomery city bus. The incident sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott, and Mr. Gray went on to serve as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s first civil rights attorney. With a legal career that has spanned more than half a century, Mr. Gray has won multiple landmark civil rights cases. $20
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Morris University Center (map)
Southern Illinois University
Collinsville/ Edwardsville
phone 618-650-5555
Fred Gray: Bus Ride to Justice

UMSL Speaker Series: Conversation with Gabby Douglas

Tue., Nov. 6, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
phone 314-516-4949

Join the University of Missouri- St. Louis Office of Student Involvement for our 2018 fall speaker - Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas. This event will be a moderated Q&A about the life and journey of Douglas. Interested in attending? Visit the Touhill PAC website for more information: General Public tickets: $25 - on sale September 25 $25
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Blanche M Touhill Performing Arts Center (map)
1 University Dr at Natural Bridge Road
North St. Louis County
phone 314-516-4949
UMSL Speaker Series: Conversation with Gabby Douglas

How Did Life Originate on Earth?

Thu., Nov. 8, 7-8:30 p.m.
phone 314-533-8586

Featured Speaker: Paul J. Bracher, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, College of Arts & Sciences, Saint Louis University There is strong evidence to suggest life developed within the first half billion years of Earth’s existence, and it has continued developing over the last four billion years. Chemistry professor, Dr. Paul Bracher, talks about what we know regarding the early Earth and explores research that tests ideas for the chemistry that might have jump-started the conversion of a mixture of non-living chemicals into living systems capable of evolving into life as we know it. Free
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Honor, Reflect & Refresh: Celebrate Veterans Day at the Hollywood Canteen

Fri., Nov. 9, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
phone 314-862-4859

Join St. Louis Oasis and the Center of Clayton as we honor our American heroes, reflect on their sacrifices and contributions, and enjoy this FREE event and a light lunch. Whether you would like to share photos or stories, or simply mingle and chat, we welcome you! RSVP to attend this free event. Call 314.862.4859 ext. 24 or register online at Free
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Center of Clayton (map)
50 Gay Ave.
phone 314-290-8500

Dr. James Hollis

Fri., Nov. 9, 7-9 p.m. and Sat., Nov. 10, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
phone 314-533-6809

The C.G. Jung Society of Saint Louis is sponsoring a lecture, “In-Between Times: Something Gone, Something Not Yet,” and a workshop, “Living the Examined Life: The Unfinished Business of the Second Half of the Journey.” The lecturer and workshop leader, Dr. James Hollis, is a Jungian analyst and author of 14 books published in 18 languages. Topics include; Lecture: How can we recover our bearings when things fall about? Workshop: How can we maintain contact with our own sovereignty and natural source of guidance during life’s complex 2nd half. Lecture: $2.50-$25.00; Workshop: $6.00-$60.00
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First Congregational Church of St. Louis (map)
6501 Wydown Blvd.
phone 314-721-5061
Dr. James Hollis

Leah Dickerman

Wed., Nov. 14, 6:30 p.m.
phone 314-935-9300

Leah Dickerman, director of editorial and content strategy for the Museum of Modern Art in New York, will speak for the Public Lecture Series, sponsored by Washington University’s Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts. Free

Jorge Sánchez: The Making of Three Gardens

Thu., Nov. 15, 2-4:30 p.m.
phone 845-424-6500

Illustrated lecture, “The Making of Three Gardens,” with landscape designer Jorge Sánchez in the Missouri Botanical Garden's Spink Pavilion, following a reception and book signing. Sánchez’s talk, featuring photographs by Andre Baranowski, will focus on three of his recent private garden projects—two in Florida and one in Scarsdale, New York—that were featured in his book, The Making of Three Gardens (Merrell Publishers, October 2017). $30 Garden Conservancy members; $35 nonmembers
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