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Canfield Drive

Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m., Sundays, 3 p.m. and Wednesdays, Thursdays, 7 p.m. Continues through Jan. 27

The civic protests following the killing of Michael Brown by a police officer will enter St. Louis history as an event as momentous as the Jefferson Bank Protests of the 1960s and the Dred Scott trial of the 1850s. But in the days after Brown's death, a long view of history wasn't possible. As international media crowded into Ferguson and tried to make sense of the region's troubled history with race, equal opportunity and community policing, it felt as if the facts changed daily. It's this tangle of news personalities and deadlines that informs Kristen Adele Calhoun and Michael Thomas Walker's new play, Canfield Drive. Two reporters with very different views of the story try to piece together the truth about what happened on a hot August day on a suburban street, while also trying to keep their own pasts from becoming part of the narrative. Calhoun and Thomas have spent four years working on the script with the St. Louis Black Repertory Company, which commissioned the play alongside the National Performance Network and 651 Arts. Canfield Drive is informed by first-person interviews with people from the metro area and from around the world, and it seeks to start conversations about race, culture, history, privilege and healing. The Black Rep presents the world-premiere production of Canfield Drive at Washington University's Edison Theatre (6445 Forsyth Boulevard; www.theblackrep.org). Performances are at 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday (January 9 to 27), and tickets are $15 to $45. $15-$45

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Edison Theatre (map)
6445 Forsyth Blvd.
Clayton
phone 314-935-6543
Canfield Drive

Music and Words: Composing Across Genres

Sun., March 17, 3-4:30 p.m.

Join composer Terence Blanchard, St. Louis-based musician Lamar Harris, and other musical guests in an exploration of music and the written word. Each artist will share their storytelling experiences through musical composition and the written word, followed by live examples of these various musical languages (hip hop, jazz, opera, soul) colliding. The panel will be followed by a workshop to kick off OTSL and Jazz St. Louis’s new high school composers lab, called THE LAB. THE LAB is designed to bring students from across the region together to develop their own musical voices and explore composition across genres. Free

Missouri History Museum (map)
Lindell Blvd. & DeBaliviere Ave.
St. Louis - Forest Park
phone 314-746-4599

Into the Third Dimension

Saturdays, 12-4 p.m. and Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Continues through Feb. 15
phone 314-719-3672
ehbrennan@fontbonne.edu

Fontbonne University Department of Fine Arts presents Into the Third Dimension, a free exhibition showcasing the works of 3D artists working in higher education. Pieces from professors and instructors from regional community colleges such as St. Louis Community College, St. Charles Community College, Jefferson College, Lewis & Clark Community College and Southwestern Illinois College will be featured. Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday, 12-4 p.m. This exhibit is free and open to the public. More information can be found at www.fontbonne.edu/gallery. FREE

http://www.fontbonne.edu/gallery
Fontbonne University Gallery of Art (map)
6800 Wydown Blvd.
Clayton
phone 314-889-1431

St. Louis Poetry Center Sunday Workshop with Justin Phillip Reed

Sun., Feb. 17, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
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St. Louis Poetry Center’s signature program, the Sunday poetry workshop, for February 17 will be held 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. at the Regional Arts Commission and will feature as critic Justin Phillip Reed. Free parking in the Pageant and Metrolink lots; Metered parking on Delmar is free on Sundays. Justin Phillip Reed is a poet, essayist, flâneur, and the author of Indecency (Coffee House Press, 2018). The inaugural St. Paul-de-Vence James Baldwin Writer-in-Residence, Justin has received fellowships from the Cave Canem Foundation, the Conversation Literary Festival, and the Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis. Free

http://stlouispoetrycenter.org/workshops/
Regional Arts Commission (map)
6128 Delmar Blvd.
Delmar/ The Loop
phone 314-863-5811

Emily Brown and the Thing

Sat., March 9, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., 1-5 & 5-6 p.m. and Sun., March 10, 1-2 & 5-6 p.m.
phone 314-725-6555
mmack@cocastl.org
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Tall Stories, an audience favorite from the United Kingdom, brings us a magical, musical show, Emily Brown & The Thing, based on the much-loved book by Cressida Cowell (How to Train your Dragon) and Neal Layton. One evening, Emily Brown and her old grey rabbit Stanley hear a Thing crying outside their window. He just can’t get to sleep. Emily Brown and Stanley set off on incredible adventures to help the Thing get some rest! Tall Stories has become internationally recognized for its exciting blend of storytelling theatre, original music and lots of laughs. AGES 3+ $14 - $18

https://www.cocastl.org/event/emily-brown-the-thing/
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Center of Creative Arts (COCA) (map)
524 Trinity Ave.
Delmar/ The Loop
phone 314-725-6555

The Boom Boom Revue Friday Late Burlesque Show

Fridays, 10:30 p.m.-1 a.m.
phone 314-436-7000
theboomboomroomstl@gmail.com
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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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Margaret Keller: The Space Between

Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Feb. 21
phone 618-222-5278
nicole.dutton@swic.edu

The Space Between includes laser-cut sculpture, mixed media, and a 52-foot installation of unique round paintings of nature that are not obviously trees, sky, and mountains. Focused on the spaces between, these round paintings could be views through a microscope of cells or through a telescope of outer space. Keller looks at nature and questions how we see, now that the virtual/online world of nature photographs and videos have become more real than reality for so many. Her art redirects the soft focus of nature photographs so that the human eye intervenes with the camera's eye and takes priority. Free

http://www.swic.edu/theschmidt
William & Florence Schmidt Art Center (map)
Southwestern Illinois College
Belleville/ Fairview Heights
phone 618-222-5278

National Poetry Month: An Evening with Stacey Lynn Brown & Cassie Donish

Tue., April 9, 7 p.m.
phone 314-367-6731
info@left-bank.com
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Left Bank Books poets Stacey Lynn Brown and Cassie Donish, who will sign and read from their newest collections, "The Shallows" and "The Year of the Femme," at this special event in celebration of National Poetry Month! This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of any of the poets' featured titles from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line. In "The Shallows," Stacey Lynn Brown continues her potent exploration of the American South. Cassie Donish's "The Year of the Femme" assess and dwell in a sensual, fantastically queer mode. Free

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

My Infinite Sadness

Sat., Jan. 19, 8-10 p.m. and Sun., Jan. 20, 4-6 p.m.
darriousvarner@yahoo.com

When left alone in one's own mind, who is it that you are really talking to? Step into the subconscious of a person suffering with Depression. See the ups and downs, the twists and turns, the aches and pains that are living with mental illness. Playwright Darrious Varner introduces you to a whole new view of Depression with My Infinite Sadness. By personifying Depression, giving it a face and a voice, he shows just how hard the struggle can be, even on good days. There will be a 30 minute talk back after each show. 10.00

https://www.facebook.com/events/312747229307781/
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The Chapel (map)
6238 Alexander Dr
Clayton

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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Current Profile

Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Continues through March 17

Once reserved for the wealthy and the social elite, portraiture has been democratized down to the informal level of the selfie. Freed from its staid origins, the modern portrait can be heroic representation, transgressive, humorous or an act of wish fulfillment. Current Profile, the new exhibition at the Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design (6640 Delmar Boulevard, University City; www.craftalliance.org), explores contemporary portraiture in all media. The show features everything from Richard Wehrs' sculpted bust of an alien warrior to Cayce Zavaglia's embroidered image of a young woman in pigtails, and all points in between. Current Profile opens with a free reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, January 11. The exhibition remains up through March 17. free admission

I'll Be Back Before Midnight

Sat., Jan. 19, 8-10:30 p.m. and Sun., Jan. 20, 2-5 p.m.
phone 314-821-9956

In this suspense filled play, Jan is a young wife recovering from a nervous disorder. She and her husband rent a remote cabin from an odd farmer who delights in telling gruesome ghost stories. Then the husband's strange sister arrives, and all manner of frightening events occur. What happens to fragile Jan as bodies appear and disappear give this classic thriller its tremendously frightening impact. $20.00

http://www.ktg-onstage.org/ticket-information
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Circus Harmony: Accelerando

Saturdays, 12 & 2 p.m. and Sundays, 2 & 7 p.m. Continues through Jan. 27

Circus Harmony's annual January performance has some new features this year. For starters, new acts have been incorporated into the show, including the Chinese Pole (acrobatics performed on a stationary pole ranging from ten to 30 feet tall) and Hoop Diving (increasingly complex tumbling runs performed while diving through a vertical hoop or series of hoops). Perhaps the largest noticeable change from previous years is the accompanying band, which is completely new and making its debut performance during Accelerando, a musical mystery. Two teams of young circus performers will attempt to find a top-secret envelope before their competitors. You can bet there will be many twists, turns and flips as the mystery unfolds. Accelerando is performed at noon and 2 p.m. Saturday and at 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday (19 to 27) at the City Museum (750 North Sixteenth Street; www.circusharmony.org). Tickets are $20. $20

City Museum (map)
750 N. 16th St.
St. Louis - Washington Avenue
phone 314-231-2489
Circus Harmony: Accelerando

1968: A Portrait of Rock & Roll

Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Feb. 20
phone 314-993-4040
dallison@jburroughs.org

The Bonsack Gallery opens 1968: A Portrait of Rock & Roll with a reception on Friday, January 18 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. The exhibition includes vintage rock posters from the collection of Ted L. and Maryanne Ellison Simmons; vintage photographs by Baron Wolman, Rolling Stone magazine’s chief photographer between 1967 and 1971; display pages from vintage Rolling Stone magazines loaned by J. Appel Photographs; and a collection of record albums from 1968. Visitors to the gallery will also hear a curated playlist from that year. For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/240363213548363/ Free

http://www.jburroughs.org
Bonsack Gallery (map)
755 S. Price Road
Ladue
phone 314-993-4040

Avenue Q

Fri., Jan. 25, 7:30-10 p.m.
phone 314-534-1111

Part flesh, part felt and packed with heart, Avenue Q is a laugh-out-loud musical telling the timeless story of a bright-eyed college grad named Princeton. When he arrives in the city with big dreams and a tiny bank account, he has to move into a shabby apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. There, he meets Kate (the girl next door), Lucy (the slut), Rod (the Republican), Trekkie (the internet entrepreneur), superintendent Gary Coleman (yes, that Gary Coleman) and other new friends! Together, they struggle to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life. $50-$75

http://www.playhouseatwestport.com
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The Playhouse at Westport Plaza (map)
635 Westport Plaza
Maryland Heights
phone 314-469-7529
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