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Salt, Root and Roe

Fri., April 26, 8 p.m., Sat., April 27, 8 p.m., Sun., April 28, 8 p.m., Thu., May 2, 7 p.m., Fri., May 3, 8 p.m., Sat., May 4, 8 p.m., Sun., May 5, 7 p.m., Thu., May 9, 8 p.m., Fri., May 10, 8 p.m., Sat., May 11, 8 p.m. and Sun., May 12, 2 p.m.
phone 314-863-4999
UPSTREAMTHEATER@SBCGLOBAL.NET

Another US premiere from Upstream Theater, in co-production with Stages Repertory Theatre of Houston. Directed by Kenn McLaughlin. Tim Price's Salt, Root and Roe is a poetic masterwork about the nature of change, the comfort of home, and the eternal bond of love, set against the mythical backdrop of the Pembrokeshire coast in western Wales. The play centers on identical twins Iola and Anest, who are very devoted to each other. Ageing fast, and with the time they have together more fragile by the day, they arrive at a desperate decision. Word of this reaches Anest’s daughter Menna, who rushes 25-35

https://upstreamtheater.org/content/see-play
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Kranzberg Arts Center (map)
501 N Grand Blvd
St. Louis - Grand Center
phone 314-533-0367

Fashioning the Black Body

Wednesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through May 4

For black Americans, dressing well was not merely a matter of fashion — it was necessary for survival. In the era of sundown towns and the Green Book, when black families took the highways of America they dressed to the nines to show white America that they were people of substance, respectable and decent and not going to start any trouble. As they did with many of the rules enforced upon them, these early Americans took what little was allowed to them and made it their own source of pride. Hats were cocked at rakish angles, colors were vibrant and cuts were cleaner and sharper than what white America wore. In time, black styles were appropriated by the mainstream. Again and again the cycle has repeated itself, moving from black subcultures to the malls and schoolyards of middle America. The art show Fashioning the Black Body explores the ways in which fashion defines and projects the black identity in a variety of media. Mickalene Thomas' silkscreen I've Been Good to Me shows a black woman adorned and surrounded by color and pattern in her home. Mario Moore's oil painting One Day in the Land of Milk and Honey depicts a black figure laying flat on the ground, beneath it a subway platform upon which mills a group of faceless people in identical hoodies. Fashioning the Black Body opens with a free reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 15, at Projects+Gallery (4733 McPherson Avenue; www.projects-gallery.com). The show continues through May 4. free admission

Projects + Gallery (map)
4733 McPherson Ave
St. Louis - Central West End
phone 314-696-8678
Fashioning the Black Body

Miss Saigon

Sundays, 1 & 6:30 p.m., Saturdays, 2 & 7:30 p.m., Tuesdays-Fridays, 7:30 p.m. and Sun., May 5, 1 p.m. Continues through May 4

In the midst of the Vietnam War, G.I. Chris meets Kim, a war orphan. Kim works in a bar run by the opportunistic man known as the Engineer, and she's essentially his property. Chris' tour is almost over, and even if it wasn't he'll be leaving in a matter of days when Saigon falls to the communists. Here at the end of the world, Kim and Chris find love — at least for one night. But their union has unintended consequences when the communists take over, and Kim is left behind to deal with them. The revival of Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil's bombastic musical Miss Saigon returns to the Fox Theatre (527 North Grand Boulevard; www.fabulousfox.com) for a two-week run. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday (April 23 to May 4). There's a final matinee at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 5, and tickets are $30 to $99. $30-$99

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The Fox Theatre (map)
527 N. Grand Blvd.
St. Louis - Grand Center
phone 314-534-1111
Miss Saigon

The Boom Boom Revue Friday Late Burlesque Show

Fridays, 10:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Continues through June 18
phone 314-436-7000
theboomboomroomstl@gmail.com

Join us at The Boom Boom Room for the most entertaining Friday evening you can have in downtown St. Louis. The Boom Boom Revue is the perfect burlesque show just for you. Dancing, comedy, specialty cirque acts and more await you in our intimate venue. It’s so much fun come and see what audiences have been enjoying for the past few years. We offer a full bar, and appetizers are available for purchase. $20/person

https://theboomboomroomstl.com/theboomboomrevuefridaysat1030-pm/
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Burlesque Brunch

Sundays, 12-3 p.m. Continues through June 13
phone 314-436-7000
theboomboomroomstl@gmail.com
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Brunch!!! Who doesn’t love brunch? It’s the best meal of the day and here at The Boom Boom Room, it’s even better with our burlesque show. Join us this Sunday for the ultimate brunch buffet with entertainment featuring the world renowned Boom Boom Bombshells! $35/person for brunch and the show

https://theboomboomroomstl.com/sundayburlesquebrunch/
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Tanzspiel

Sat., April 27, 2-4 p.m.
phone 618-462-5222
info@jacobyartscenter.org

In Tanzspiel, Karen Montanaro blends the arts of mime and dance to create theater with rare physical and emotional power. German for “dance play,” the show is a kaleidoscope of stories told in Montanaro’s innovative “mimedance.” The world-renowned dancer and mime artist is performing the family friendly and donation-based show at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Jacoby Arts Center, 627 E. Broadway, Alton. Row seating is first come, first seated. Doors open 30 minutes in advance. Parking is available on the gravel lot next door. Find more information about Montanaro at www.mimedance.com Donation-based

https://www.jacobyartscenter.org/
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Jacoby Arts Center (map)
627 E. Broadway
Grafton/ Godfrey/ Alton
phone 618-462-5222

Muuurder in Maaaybury Murder Mystery Dinner Theater

Fridays, Saturdays, 7-10 p.m. Continues through July 27
phone 314-664-8024

Join us for an exciting evening of murder, mystery and mayhem at the most dangerous comedy dinner theater show in town. Dig into a fantastic three-course dinner at the Famously Haunted Lemp Mansion and figure out who-dun-it during Muuurder in Maaaybury! Dress up like your favorite Mayberry character and let the finger pointing begin at this wildly interactive Jest Murder Mystery Company Show! Seats are just $52.95 per person and include a delicious 3-course dinner. Call 314-664-8024 for more details and to make your reservations. Learn more about Jest Murder Mystery Company jestmurdermystery.com/st-louis-mo/ $52.95 per person

http://lempmansion.com/mysterydinner.htm

How We See: Materiality and Color

Through June 29, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Humans can perceive a wide palette of colors, but we don't see as many hues as nature contains. The limitations of human vision are stretched in the Laumeier Sculpture Park's new exhibition How We See: Materiality and Color. Six artists who combine modern art practices with a keen observation of the natural world explore the possibilities of color manipulation and perception. Claire Ashley's specially commissioned, large-scale inflatable Ruddy Udder Dance is painted in neon colors. Volunteers will get inside it and perform a series of choreographed routines that allow you to see how its various shades change with movement and daylight. Ann Lindberg's graphite-and-colored-pencil piece as though air could turn to honey features a closely packed array of thin lines of pure pigment that become subtly darker toward the bottom. From a distance those tints blend and fade, and the piece appears to have a more uniform golden hue. How We See opens with a free reception at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 2, at Laumeier's Aronson Fine Arts Center (12580 Rott Road, Sunset Hill; www.laumeier.org). The exhibit continues through June 29, and admission is free. free admission

Striking Power: Iconoclasm in Ancient Egypt

Fridays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Aug. 11

In his sonnet "Ozymandias," Percy Bysshe Shelley describes the legs of an epic statue in the desert wastelands, its ruined face lying "half sunk" in the sand. The inscription on the pedestal reads, "My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings; Look on my Works, ye Mighty, and despair!" The poem is a meditation on time wearing away the memory of even the mightiest, and a reminder that death means forgetfulness. In truth, it may have been Ozymandias' successor who destroyed the statue upon assuming the title of pharaoh. Statues and memorial inscriptions held ritual power for the Egyptians, and it behooved the new ruler to sweep away all remnant of his or her predecessor. In the Pulitzer Arts Foundation's (3716 Washington Boulevard; www.pulitzerarts.org) new exhibition, Striking Power: Iconoclasm in Ancient Egypt, the legacies of the pharaohs Hatshepsut and Akhenaten are examined through almost 40 historical objects that are both defaced and whole. Memory and visual culture are intertwined, and the destruction of the latter can easily erase the former. Striking Power opens with a free reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 22. The work remains on display through August 11. free admission

Pulitzer Arts Foundation (map)
3716 Washington Blvd.
St. Louis - Grand Center
phone 314-754-1850
Striking Power: Iconoclasm in Ancient Egypt

Counterpublic

Fridays, Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Wednesdays, Thursdays, 12-5 p.m. Continues through July 13

St. Louis is a city of neighborhoods. Everyone in St. Louis has said that at some point; if there is a truth universally acknowledged in this town, it's that our many neighborhoods are our strength and civic identity. And yet, how many people in your neighborhood eat the same food, share the same values and dream the same dreams?

For James McAnally, who with his wife Brea is the cofounder of the Luminary, the neighborhood theory may be true, but it's not a unifying principal.

"William Gass wrote that 'the Midwest is a dissonance of parts and people,'" says McAnally, referencing the late St. Louis-based writer.

That idea is the inspiration for the Luminary's ambitious new project, Counterpublic. The three-month long artistic exploration of the many dissonances that inhabit a shared geographic area incorporates public art, installations, discussions and performances. The McAnallys and curator Katherine Simóne Reynolds chose their own home turf for this experiment: Cherokee Street, with all the many cultures and people who inhabit it.

"It's a complicated project and something that hasn't been done yet," McAnally says with just a hint of understatement. "This idea of the 'counterpublic,' it speaks to the idea [that] there are people who don't feel included in this community. A counterpublic is analogous to subculture. It comes out of queer culture and feminist writing. The framing that's most helpful for Counterpublic is that it's a public art festival, or a platform that is meant to activate the neighborhood."

McAnally is quick to note that Cherokee isn't simply one neighborhood. The street crosses through four different ones on official city maps — Tower Grove East, Benton Park West, Marine Villa and Gravois Park — as well as two different aldermanic wards.

"Cherokee is the Latinx community, it's majority African American, it's eclectic and diverse," explains McAnally. "What do all of these groups have to say to each other? How can we keep the neighborhood together? Counterpublic is meant to activate the neighborhood — all of it, every group."

To do so successfully, the McAnallys began by talking to representatives of each division and explaining the plan and seeking partnerships.

"It was important to us early on to involve the business community, the Latinx community, all of these groups," McAnally says. "We have twenty permanent exhibitions throughout the project, from both local and national artists who come from the cultures found in Cherokee. We invited several Indigenous artists — we call it 'Cherokee' casually, but what does that really mean?"

Counterpublic encompasses many parts, people and ideas, all coming together to facilitate a free exchange of ideas. The plan is for Counterpublic to be a triennial festival that moves to a new neighborhood with each new iteration, but it's not at all an attempt to pigeonhole or homogenize any community. The dissonance is vital, and in the case of the inaugural production, deeply personal for the McAnallys.

"Counterpublic is a chance to ask ourselves, 'How do these many different voices come together, and how do we maintain an equitable development?'" James asks, not all rhetorically. "'How do we account for difference, and dissent? And how do we continue to live alongside each other while disagreeing?'"

Counterpublic opens Saturday, April 13, with tours, talks and performances from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Luminary (2701 Cherokee Street; www.theluminaryarts.org). An opening-night party takes place from 8 to 11 p.m., with complimentary food from neighborhood restaurants, artist-designed galletas by Rodolfo Marron III and Diana's Bakery and live video and DJ performances. New installations, processions, performances and public programs will continue through July 13. The full schedule is available at www.counterpublic.us. free admission

The Luminary (map)
2701 Cherokee St
St. Louis - South City
phone 314-773-1533
Counterpublic

Translations

Thu., April 25, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Fri., April 26, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Sat., April 27, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Sun., April 28, 2-4 p.m., Wed., May 1, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Thu., May 2, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Fri., May 3, 7:30-9:30 p.m. and Sat., May 4, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
phone 314-740-6514
blackmirrortheatre@gmail.com

The very best by one of Ireland's very best writers. Brian Friel's Translations is set in the fictional north of Ireland village of Baile Beag, and tells of the historical attempt to subdue the Irish people through a process of suppressing their native tongue. It is a timeless story which is at once heartbreaking, heartwarming, frustrating and funny, as we see cultures collide yet love, hope and truth live on. $20 general, $15 students/seniors/military

http://blackmirrortheatre.com/
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.Zack (map)
3224 Locust St
St. Louis - Grand Center
phone 314-533-0367

Salt, Root and Roe

Starts April 26. Sundays, 7 p.m., Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. and Sun., May 12, 2 p.m. Continues through May 11

Elderly twin sisters Iola and Anest have lived together on the rugged coastline of Wales all their lives. The only thing that's changed is Iola, who suffers from dementia. Her end is in sight, but can Anest live without her sister? Sooner the tide go on without the shore. When Anest's adult daughter Menna arrives to see what can be done for Iola, she finds the two sisters changed. Anger, acceptance and the old Welsh stories of the sea intertwine in Tim Price's poetic drama Salt, Root and Roe. Upstream Theater presents the American premiere of the play at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and at 7 p.m. Sunday (April 26 to May 11) at the Kranzberg Arts Center (501 North Grand Boulevard; www.upstreamtheater.org). There's a final matinee at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 12. Tickets are $25 to $35. $25-$35

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Kranzberg Arts Center (map)
501 N Grand Blvd
St. Louis - Grand Center
phone 314-533-0367
Salt, Root and Roe

The Boom Boom Revue Saturday Dinner Show

Saturdays, 7-9 p.m. Continues through June 19
phone 314-436-7000
theboomboomroomstl@gmail.com

Join us this Saturday for our exciting burlesque dinner and show at 7 P.M. The Boom Boom Bombshells will provide a fun night of entertainment, through burlesque, comedy, cirque acts and more. You will also enjoy a four-course meal to your delight. Dinner, drinks, and a show, who could ask for more. This is perfect for date night, bachelorette/bachelor parties, birthdays, girls’ night out, tourists and more visiting downtown St. Louis. $55/person for dinner and show

https://theboomboomroomstl.com/saturdaydinnershow7pm/
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Cirque du Soleil: Corteo

Thu., April 25, 7:30 p.m., Fri., April 26, 7:30 p.m., Sat., April 27, 3:30 & 7:30 p.m. and Sun., April 28, 1 & 5 p.m.
phone 314-977-5000

Corteo, the latest and most enchanting Cirque du Soleil’s arena production is now touring in North America. Corteo, which means cortege in Italian, is a joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown. The show brings together the passion of the actor with the grace and power of the acrobat to plunge the audience into a theatrical world of fun, comedy and spontaneity situated in a mysterious space between heaven and earth. $55+

https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/corteo
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Chaifetz Arena (map)
1 S. Compton Ave.
St. Louis - Midtown
phone 314-977-5000

National Dance Week St. Louis

Sat., April 27, 12-5 p.m.
phone 314-703-0985
NationalDanceWeekSTL@gmail.com

@ National Dance Week, St. Louis, Grand & Washington
The 22nd annual National Dance Week (NDW) St. Louis is set to kick off on Saturday, April 27th, at Grand Center Arts District, located at Washington and Grand. The free outdoor event will begin at noon and will feature the 2019 NDW Honorary Dance Company, Karlovsky & Company Dance. Over 50 dance troupes and hundreds of dancers including The Big Muddy Dance Company, MADCO 2, WU Dance Collective, Webster University, Ashleyliane Dance Company and Missouri Contemporary Ballet. NDW features different cultural expressions of dance including ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, modern disciplines, as well as Chinese, African, Middle Eastern, and Indian. Free

http://www.NationalDanceWeekSTL.com
Grand Center (map)
N. Grand Blvd. & Lindell Blvd.
St. Louis - Grand Center
phone 314-533-1884
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