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Muny Memories: 100 Years on Stage

Through June 2, 2019

The Muny is just about to open its landmark 100th season, and its neighbor, the Missouri History Museum (Lindell Boulevard and DeBalivere Avenue; www.mohistory.org), celebrates the occasion with an exhibit dedicated to the history of America's largest outdoor theater. Muny Memories: 100 Years on Stage features exhibits that explain the founding of the theater, display favorite memories from stars and staff, and give a look back stage to see how the dedicated technical crew creates and rigs all those sets and lights. You can also take a look at programs from the Muny's long, storied past. Muny Memories opens on Saturday, June 9, and remains on display daily through June 2, 2019. Admission is free. free admission

Missouri History Museum (map)
Lindell Blvd. & DeBaliviere Ave.
St. Louis - Forest Park
phone 314-746-4599
Muny Memories: 100 Years on Stage

To Survive on This Shore: Photographs and Interviews with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Older Adults

Wednesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Oct. 10
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While the transgender/gender-fluid community continues to become more welcome in American society with every passing year, for the most part, its younger members tend to be most visible within the mainstream. Youth is inappropriately valued in our culture, but you can be certain that a growing number of older trans and gender-non-conforming people are out there living their best lives. Photographer Jess T. Dugan and social worker Vanessa Fabbre spent more than five years traveling the nation to photograph and record the life stories of this hidden demographic, finding subjects in both big cities and small towns. The duo's work is compiled in a new book and exhibition, both titled To Survive on This Shore: Photographs and Interviews with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Older Adults. On Thursday, September 13, the exhibit opens and the book is officially released at a dual reception from 5 to 8 p.m. at Projects + Gallery (4733 McPherson Avenue; www.projects-gallery.com). A dozen large-scale photos of participants are on display, along with ten 18-by-24-inch portraits; all of them include a written narrative about the subject's life. The show continues through October 10. free admission

Projects + Gallery (map)
4733 McPherson Ave
St. Louis - Central West End
phone 314-696-8678
To Survive on This Shore: Photographs and Interviews with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Older Adults

Luau + Whole Hog Roast

Wed., Sept. 19, 5-9 p.m.
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@ Salt + Smoke (Hampton), 5625 Hampton Ave. St. Louis, MO 63109
If you like live music, giving to charity, pretending you’re at a Luau and not in St. Louis and enjoying an all-you-can-eat buffet, Salt + Smoke is hosting a Luau-themed Whole Hog Roast on September 19. From 5-9pm, see how much you can eat at our buffet while listening to live music. There will be a raffle drawing every hour, so you’ll want to make sure you enter or, you know, you won’t win anything. Raffle and 10% of dinner sales benefit Bishop de Bourg High School.

Salt + Smoke (map)
5625 Hampton Ave
St. Louis - St. Louis Hills
phone 314-727-0200

Dana Bowman

Wed., Sept. 19, 7 p.m.
phone 314-367-6731
info@left-bank.com
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Left Bank Books welcomes bestselling author of "Bottled" and Momsieblog.com Dana Bowman, who will sign and discuss her new book, "How to Be Perfect Like Me"! This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of "How to Be Perfect Like Me" from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line. In this funny and revealing follow-up to her best-selling book "Bottled," Dana Bowman reflects on how we live in a society of excess, always pushing ourselves to do and be better. Free

https://www.left-bank.com/event/dana-bowman
Left Bank Books (map)
399 N Euclid Ave
St. Louis - Central West End
phone 314-367-6731
Dana Bowman

Let's Play Ball! Exhibit

Wednesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sundays, 12-4 p.m. Continues through Jan. 20, 2019
phone 314-421-4689
info@fieldhousemuseum.org

The Field House Museum presents "Let’s Play Ball!: Historic Games of America’s Favorite Pastime". From board games to bagatelle, this exhibit shows how baseball has been played off the field for decades through the unique, vibrant, and artful collection of Mr. Ed Nickels. Come see games based on baseball greats like Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, pinball’s predecessor, baseball cards from unlikely sources, and a few games made right here in St. Louis. "Let’s Play Ball!" is sure to be a home run. Join us for the exhibit opening of "Let’s Play Ball!: Historic Games of America’s Favorite Pastime" which will be held at the Field House Museum on Friday, July 20, 2018. The evening will include a special presentation by the collector himself, Mr. Ed Nickels, at 6:30pm. Guests will be entered in a special baseball themed give-a-way, meet members of the St. Louis Brown Stockings Vintage Base Ball Club, and enjoy hors d’oeuvres sponsored by SqWires Restaurant. Don’t miss your exclusive chance to view a Cardinals 1926 National League Champions Pennant, on display one-night-only for this special event. $5-$10

https://fieldhousemuseum.org/
Field House Museum (map)
634 S. Broadway
St. Louis - Downtown
phone 314-421-4689

Tenacious Trivia at Element

Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m. Continues through Dec. 30
phone 314-241-1674
info@elementstl.com

Element Lounge hosts Tenacious Trivia. Come test out your pop culture IQ. free

http://www.elementstl.com
Element (map)
1419 Carroll St.
St. Louis - Lafayette Square
phone 314-241-1674
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