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Illustrating the Words: The Artistry of the Picture Book

Wednesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Continues through May 1
phone 314-421-4689
info@fieldhousemuseum.org

An exhibition showcasing original illustrations from classic and contemporary children’s books, Illustrating the Words: The Artistry of the Picture Book explores the drawings behind books that spark the imagination while subtly teaching morals and life lessons to readers. Let your creativity come alive as you wander through over 40 original pieces of artwork adorning the walls of the Field House Museum. $5-$10

https://fieldhousemuseum.org/
Field House Museum (map)
634 S. Broadway
St. Louis - Downtown
phone 314-421-4689
Illustrating the Words: The Artistry of the Picture Book

From Caricature to Celebration: A Brief History of African-American Dolls

Wednesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sundays, 12-4 p.m. Continues through July 1
phone 314-421-4689
info@fieldhousemuseum.org

Toys are constant companions throughout childhood and beyond. Today’s children can find themselves represented in their toys, but this hasn’t always been the case. From Caricature to Celebration: A Brief History of African-American Dolls takes you on a tour of dolls spanning more than a hundred years. From the earliest days of traditional African dolls and racial stereotypes through the years of assimilation and early acceptance, follow the journey through more than 80 dolls to reach the present day. Adults: $10, Children 7-16: $5, 6 & under: Free

https://fieldhousemuseum.org/
Field House Museum (map)
634 S. Broadway
St. Louis - Downtown
phone 314-421-4689
From Caricature to Celebration: A Brief History of African-American Dolls

The World of Spectacular Strings

Wednesdays-Fridays, 12-5 p.m. Continues through April 28
phone 314-533-9900
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Drawn from The Sheldon’s Hartenberger World Music Collection, this exhibit features over 100 unique stringed instruments from around the world including Europe, Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East and Asia. Instruments from the United States include a rare double bass and violin made from matchsticks, a harpsichord owned by former St. Louis resident comedienne Phyllis Diller, a Gibson guitar signed by B.B. King, and a special edition KISS logo Gene Simmons “Axe” bass. Free

http://thesheldon.org/upcoming-exhibits.php
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The Sheldon (map)
3648 Washington Blvd.
St. Louis - Grand Center
phone 314-533-9900

Bride of the Desert: An Exploration of Palmyra

Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and Wednesdays-Fridays, 12-5 p.m. Continues through April 20
phone 314-533-9900
cpeimann@thesheldon.org
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Curated by photo historian David R. Hanlon, the exhibit presents a group of 19th century and contemporary photographs of Palmyra and others from local public and private collections by Michael J. Fuller, Frank Mason Good, David R. Hanlon, John Henry Haynes, Don McCullin and others. Augmenting the exhibition will be motion graphic and virtual reality pieces created for this exhibition by designers at St. Louis Community College. The exhibition is made possible by Yvette and John Dubinsky, with additional support from Christner, Inc., Jeremy Hinton; and Barbara and Arthur McDonnell, with in-kind support from Olin Library Special Collections, Washington University Free

http://www.thesheldon.org/
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The Sheldon (map)
3648 Washington Blvd.
St. Louis - Grand Center
phone 314-533-9900
Bride of the Desert: An Exploration of Palmyra

Deborah Douglas: Past, Present, Future Tense

Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and Wednesdays-Fridays, 12-5 p.m. Continues through April 20
phone 314-533-9900
cpeimann@thesheldon.org
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St. Louis-based artist Deborah Douglas works with a variety of materials, including oil, enamel, watercolor, ink, graphite, collage and digital prints. In her large-scale works on paper, she deals with issues of domesticity that include references to food, relationships, gender and equality. The exhibition is made possible in part by Elissa and Paul Cahn. Free

http://www.thesheldon.org/
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The Sheldon (map)
3648 Washington Blvd.
St. Louis - Grand Center
phone 314-533-9900
Deborah Douglas: Past, Present, Future Tense

Gene Mackey: In Tribute

Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and Wednesdays-Fridays, 12-5 p.m. Continues through April 20
phone 314-533-9900
cpeimann@thesheldon.org
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The exhibit pays tribute to the life and work of St. Louis based architect Gene Mackey, founder of the firm Mackey Mitchell Architects, known for the Alberici Headquarters, a LEED Platinum building; the Central Institute for the Deaf, Dennis & Judith Jones Visitor and Education Center in Forest Park; Christian Brothers College High School; the design of the A. Wessell Shapleigh Fountain at the Missouri Botanical Garden and the current renovation of Soldiers Memorial and Court of Honor. Free

http://www.thesheldon.org/
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The Sheldon (map)
3648 Washington Blvd.
St. Louis - Grand Center
phone 314-533-9900
Gene Mackey: In Tribute

Saint Louis Story Stitchers Artists Collective: Pick the City Up

Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and Wednesdays-Fridays, 12-5 p.m. Continues through April 20
phone 314-533-9900
cpeimann@thesheldon.org
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The exhibition presents an overview of recent Saint Louis Story Stitchers projects that focus on stopping gun violence and furthers the message through music videos, colorful documentary photographs, youth poetry from the Curating Teen Voices portfolio and music and spoken word events. This is a non-profit organization in St. Louis founded in 2013 by Susan Colangelo, whose mission is to document Saint Louis through art and written and spoken word to promote understanding, civic pride, intergenerational relationships and literacy. Funding for this exhibition was provided in part by Missouri Foundation for Health. Free

http://www.thesheldon.org/
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The Sheldon (map)
3648 Washington Blvd.
St. Louis - Grand Center
phone 314-533-9900
Saint Louis Story Stitchers Artists Collective: Pick the City Up

School Focus: Cardinal Ritter College Prep Student Exhibit

Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and Wednesdays-Fridays, 12-5 p.m. Continues through April 20
phone 314-533-9900
cpeimann@thesheldon.org
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Drawings, paintings and ceramics by students of Cardinal Ritter College Prep High School, under the tutelage of art department chair, Richard Hunt are featured in this multi-media exhibit. Free

http://www.thesheldon.org/
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The Sheldon (map)
3648 Washington Blvd.
St. Louis - Grand Center
phone 314-533-9900
School Focus: Cardinal Ritter College Prep Student Exhibit

NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championships

Fri., April 20, 12-3 & 6-9 p.m. and Sat., April 21, 6-9 p.m.
phone 314-977-5000
jenna_mueller@comcastspectacor.com

The St. Louis Sports Commission and the University of Missouri are proud to welcome back the NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championships to St. Louis in 2018! The top 12 teams will compete for the national title along with each of the individual events for a thrilling 3-session championship. Don't miss one of the best events in college sports! All-session tickets are currently on sale and single-session tickets will be available in March. $71, $63, $54

http://NCAA.com/WGymnastics
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Chaifetz Arena (map)
1 S. Compton Ave.
St. Louis - Midtown
phone 314-977-5000
NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championships

Somewhere Over the Rainbow Gala

Fri., April 20, 6:30-10:30 p.m.
phone 314-567-1522 ext. 209
avolland@rbvstl.org
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WHAT/WHEN/WHERE Rainbow Village’s 22nd Annual Dinner Auction Gala will be held on Friday, April 20, 2018 at the Four Seasons Hotel (999 North Second Street) in Downtown St. Louis. The evening begins at 6:30PM with cocktails and a silent auction on the 6th floor. Guests will move into the ballroom at 7:00PM to enjoy dinner, followed by a program with a live auction including exclusive custom-created packages to bid. $150

http://www.rbvstl.org/events/somewhere-over-rainbow-dinner-auction/
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Artist Talk: Jennifer Bornstein

Fri., April 20, 7-8 p.m.
phone 314.721.0072
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Artist Talk: Jennifer Bornstein Friday, April 20, 7 pm The Farrell Auditorium, Free Over the past 20 years, Jennifer Bornstein has earned an international reputation for large-scale installations that combine film, video, photography, printmaking, and performance to investigate themes of time and perception. Bornstein is the 2017–2018 Henry L. and Natalie E. Freund Teaching Fellow at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis and will discuss her art practice and the site-specific Currents 115 exhibition. Free

http://calendar.slam.org/
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Spring Dive-In Movie: Despicable Me 3

Fri., April 20, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
phone 314-835-6150
aspringman@desperesmo.org

Bring your family, friends and neighbors to the Indoor Pool and enjoy a family movie while you float in one of our tubes or just play in the water. Water park tubes are first come, first served. No outside floatation devices will be allowed. The entire indoor pool area will be open and available to enjoy including our concession stand (no waves). Advanced registration is preferred, but tickets will be on sale at the front desk on event night. Maximum 200. Cost: FREE/Member; $5/Resident; $10/Non-Resident Ages: All Days: Friday Date: #6236 April 20 Cost: FREE/Member; $5/Resident; $10/Non-Resident

http://www.desperesmo.org/1416/Spring-Dive-In-Movie
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The Lodge Des Peres (map)
1050 Des Peres Road
Des Peres
phone 314-835-6150

Cedar Lake Cellars' Trivia Night

Fri., April 20, 7-10 p.m.
phone 636-745-9500
rochelle@brandveinpr.com

Cedar Lake Cellars, a year-round winery and event venue, will host trivia nights. Doors open at 5 p.m., and the event is held from 7 to 10 p.m. Disc Jockey Debbie Quarternik from Travelin’ Tunes, which specializes in trivia nights, will serve as the evening’s host. The free event includes door prizes and giveaways for guests 21 years of age and older. Teams and individuals are welcome. Appetizers and drink specials are available for purchase. Free to those 21 years of age and older

http://www.cedarlakecellars.com
Cedar Lake Cellars (map)
11008 Schreckengast Road
Outstate MO
phone 636-745-9500
Cedar Lake Cellars' Trivia Night

Skyline Dinner Cruise

Fridays, Saturdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Continues through June 9
phone 1-877-982-1410

@ The Riverboats at the Gateway Arch, 50 S. Leonor K. Sullivan Boulevard
Dine alongside stunning illuminated views of St. Louis! Enjoy live Dixieland music and indulge in a delicious dinner buffet including a beef carving station, chicken breast, baked cod (Friday cruises only), roasted potatoes, pasta Romano, fruit and vegetables, and dessert. TICKETS: Reservations are required. $48/adults; $20/kids 3-12; children under age 3 are free. Special rates available for groups of 20 or more. CRUISE BOARDS AT 7:00 PM $48/adults; $20/kids 3-12; children under age 3 are free

https://www.gatewayarch.com/
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Chinese Culture Days

Sat., April 21, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun., April 22, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

What would spring in St. Louis be without the Missouri Botanical Garden's Chinese Culture Days? The two-day celebration begins with a 70-foot-long dancing dragon leading a parade of revelers, followed by acrobats, dancers, displays of traditional art and more. There's an outdoor food court serving cuisine from many of China's diverse regions as well as cooking demos — it's a packed weekend. This year's Chinese Culture Days takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (April 21 and 22) at the Missouri Botanical Garden (4344 Shaw Boulevard; www.mobot.org). Admission is $7 to $15. $7-$15

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