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Sanford Biggers and Basquiat Before Basquiat: East 12th Street, 1979-1980

Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 30

The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis opens some of the most ambitious and vital shows in its history this month, with a series of exhibitions by, and about, black artists and the black experience. Sanford Biggers works directly with the materials of his forebearers — quilts and African sculptures — only he reshapes and repurposes them as contemporary statements about black identity, history and trauma. Biggers gives found quilts new life with new handwork, encoding personal messages into their original pattern. The fact that the work of an anonymous black craftsman or woman now appears in galleries and museums around the world, even in Biggers' modified form, is both subversive and celebratory. With wooden sculptures, some of which are copies, he dips them in wax and then works them over with firearms. What begins as a statue of a human or human-shaped supernatural being becomes obscured, disfigured and unrecognizable through the violence wrought upon it.

In addition to Biggers' work, CAM presents a show of the private photos of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Basquiat emerged from the New York City hip-hop/punk/graffiti scenes in the 1970s as one-half of the graffiti duo SAMO, along with Al Diaz. The pair together tagged buildings with cryptic phrases denouncing the establishment, politics and religion, always signed "SAMO" (an acronym for "Same Old Shit"). When the duo broke up, Basquiat performed in the noise rock band Test Pattern (later named "Gray") with Vincent Gallo and Michael Holman. He lived on the streets, sold drugs and experimented with Xerox art, painting and drawing. Basquiat Before Basquiat: East 12th Street, 1979-1980 will showcase everything the artist made while living in a small East Village apartment with his friend Alexis Adler before he hit the big time. It's a treasure trove of paintings, sculptures and works on paper, as well as Adler's photographs of his friend.

Both exhibitions open with a free reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, September 7, at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (3750 Washington Boulevard; www.camstl.org). The shows continue through December 30.

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The Immigrants: Works by Master Photographers

Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Wednesdays-Fridays, 12-5 p.m. and Tuesdays, 12-8 p.m. Continues through Jan. 12, 2019

America's long history of welcoming new arrivals to Team USA is celebrated in the exhibition The Immigrants: Works by Master Photographers. From the earliest days of photography in the 1890s, when Ellis Island clerk Augustus Frederick Sherman began documenting immigrants with his camera, to today, when Italian photographer Alex Majoli captures the crisis of refugees trying to survive the ocean crossing from Africa to Greece, the exhibit shows the people who fled their homes in search of safety. The Immigrants doesn't shy away from the worst moments; Dorothea Lange's suppressed photograph of Japanese Americans in a U.S. internment camp during World War II is part of the show, as are more ennobling images made by Lewis Hine and Bob Gruen. The Immigrants opens with a free reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, October 5, at the Sheldon (3648 Washington Boulevard; www.thesheldon.org). The show remains up through January 12. free admission

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The Sheldon (map)
3648 Washington Blvd.
St. Louis - Grand Center
phone 314-533-9900
The Immigrants: Works by Master Photographers

MoSTLy TAP Holiday Revue

Fri., Dec. 14, 7 p.m.-12 a.m.
phone 636-577-4012
thingsaretappening@mostlytap.com

MoSTLy TAP shares the stage with some of St. Louis' finest entertainers for an evening of music, laughter, & holiday cheer! Performances by: moSTLy TAP with moSTLy Jazz, Hitchcock & The Hitmen, Mimi Le Uke, Kristen Goodman, Cara Louise, Nathan Orton, and Mattie Schell. Ages 18 and up. 2 Shows! 7:30pm & 10:00pm $15/$20

http://www.mostlytap.com/events
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The Monocle (map)
4510 Manchester Ave
St. Louis - The Grove
phone 314-935-7003

Tattoo Tradition: Past, Present, Future

Fri., Nov. 16, 8 p.m.-12 a.m.
phone 314-776-2307
dekdekonstructiv@gmail.com

We welcome you to join Trader Bob's Tattoo and Dekönstructiv Collective as we kick off the 2018 St Louis Classic Tattoo Expo with an opening party and art show, featuring work by attending artists of the convention! All artwork will be available to purchase through auction - follow along at instagram.com/traderbobstattoo to bid on available pieces and be sure to stop by Mad Art Gallery to see them in person on November 16th! Free

Mad Art Gallery (map)
2727 S. 12th St.
St. Louis - South City
phone 314-771-8230

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
Emily Brown and the Thing

St. Louis Symphony Live at the Pulitzer

Tue., Dec. 11, 7:30-9 p.m. and Wed., Dec. 12, 7:30-9 p.m.
phone 314-754-1850
khasler@pulitzerarts.org
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The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and the Pulitzer Arts Foundation present contemporary chamber music performed in response to Ruth Asawa: Life's Work. The second program comprises one radiant work, Anna Thorvaldsdottir’s In the Light of Air, that conjures the natural drama of the composer’s native Iceland. This piece will physically glow in the Pulitzer, thanks to a lighting design specified by the composer herself. To purchase tickets, visit pulitzerarts.org. $23.00

https://pulitzerarts.org/program/st-louis-symphony-live-at-the-pulitzer-dec-11-12/
Pulitzer Arts Foundation (map)
3716 Washington Blvd.
St. Louis - Grand Center
phone 314-754-1850
St. Louis Symphony Live at the Pulitzer

BJ Kamler

Starts Nov. 16. Fridays, 5:15 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturdays, 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Mondays-Thursdays, 5:15 a.m.-10 p.m. Continues through Jan. 4, 2019

BJ Kamler, an O’Fallon resident, will be displaying her high contrast landscape and still life charcoal drawings. Kamler has been practicing her craft for the past15 years, incorporating the realistic techniques of JD Hillberry into her drawings.

Renaud Spirit Center (map)
2650 Tri Sports Circle
O'Fallon, MO
phone 636-474-2732
BJ Kamler

Be More Chill

Starts May 30. Thursdays-Saturdays, 8-10:15 p.m. Continues through June 22, 2019
phone 314-534-1111
info@newlinetheatre.com

The Breakfast Club meets Little Shop of Horrors, as New Line closes its season in June with the new sci-fi rock musical BE MORE CHILL, with music and lyrics by Joe Iconis and book by Joe Tracz, based on the bestselling novel by Ned Vizzini. It’s an honest, fearless, funny look at life in the digital age, exploring teen depression, bullying, and other current issues through the comic lens of sci-fi films of the 50s, horror flicks of the 80s, and teen movies of the 90s. The show has been selling out everywhere it runs. $10-30

http://www.newlinetheatre.com/bemorechillpage.html
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Marcelle Theater (map)
3310 Samuel Shepard Dr
St. Louis - Grand Center
phone 314-533-0367
Be More Chill

Balanchine's Rubies and Other Love Stories

Fri., Feb. 15, 8 p.m. and Sat., Feb. 16, 8 p.m.
phone 314-516-4949
ticket@umsl.edu

For the very first time, Saint Louis presents one of George Balanchine’s iconic ballets - Rubies. The ruby red costumes and romantic nature of the ballet are well suited to Valentine’s weekend. Performed by major companies throughout the world, Rubies is set to music by Igor Stravinsky and is the “jazziest”, most accessible, and most often performed of Balanchine’s “jewel” ballets. Also featured are two signature works of Chicago’s acclaimed Joffrey Ballet - Reflections and Light Rain by Gerald Arpino. An original work by Gen Horiuchi will complete the program. $34-$59

https://www.touhill.org/events/detail/balanchines-rubies-and-other-love-stories
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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
Balanchine's Rubies and Other Love Stories

Beatrice Red Star Fletcher and Wendy Red Star

Sat., Dec. 8, 1-3 p.m.
phone 314-754-1850
khasler@pulitzerarts.org
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Join Beatrice Red Star Fletcher and Wendy Red Star, an intergenerational artist collaborative duo, for a kid-friendly tour of Ruth Asawa: Life’s Work and Lola Álvarez Bravo: Picturing Mexico. In addition to the tour, visitors will have the opportunity to participate in an art-making activity. The tour is recommended for children ages 8-13, and we ask that you accompany your children at all times. This program is free, but space is limited; registration is encouraged at pulitzerarts.org. free

https://pulitzerarts.org/program/tour-with-beatrice-red-star-fletcher-and-wendy-red-star/
Pulitzer Arts Foundation (map)
3716 Washington Blvd.
St. Louis - Grand Center
phone 314-754-1850
Beatrice Red Star Fletcher and Wendy Red Star

An Act of God

Thu., Nov. 29, 7:30 p.m., Sat., Dec. 1, 8 p.m., Sun., Dec. 2, 2 p.m., Wed., Dec. 5, 7:30 p.m., Thu., Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m., Sat., Dec. 8, 8 p.m., Sun., Dec. 9, 2 p.m., Thu., Dec. 13, 7:30 p.m., Fri., Dec. 14, 8 p.m., Sat., Dec. 15, 8 p.m. and Sun., Dec. 16, 2 p.m.
phone 314-442-3257
info@newjewishtheatre.org

A divine comedy! Delivering a new and improved set of Commandments, God’s introduction of the revised laws is refreshingly positive, insisting on the separation of church and state and encouraging us to believe in ourselves, not some elderly white guy in the sky. The play is sinfully funny delivering new meaning to the phrase divine intervention and where God and his devoted angels answer some of the deepest questions that have plagued mankind since Creation. He’s finally arrived to set the record straight…and He’s not holding back! In God we trust. The NY Times calls it “…a gut-busting-funny riff on 42-45

https://jccstl.com/arts-ideas/new-jewish-theatre/current-productions/
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Autobiography:Company Wayne McGregor

Wed., Feb. 27, 7:30 p.m.
phone 314-516-4949
ticket@umsl.edu

What does it mean to write your own life-story? For twenty-five years, Wayne McGregor has been making choreography that interrogates life through the experience of the body, moving intelligently in space and time. His practice has been far-reaching and sought out collaborators from a diverse range of artistic and scientific fields to investigate the nature of embodied cognition. Now McGregor turns his attention to the body as archive, as he embarks on a cycle of choreographic portraits illuminated by the sequencing of his own genome. $35-$69

https://www.touhill.org/events/detail/company-wayne-mcgregor
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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
Autobiography:Company Wayne McGregor

Cabaret Open Mic

Third Wednesday of every month, 7-10 p.m. Continues through Dec. 20

Every 3rd Wednesday of the month The Cabaret Project of St. Louis will host our new Open Mic at Sophie's Artist Lounge, on the second floor of the .ZACK, 3224 Locust in Grand Center. Bring your sheet music and join us! Chuck Lavazzi, Host Carol Schmidt, Music Director Now in Sophie's Artist Lounge at the .ZACK! Bring sheet music and sing your favorite Broadway, pop, or jazz tunes, or just relax and enjoy the music with a drink and a small plate or appetizer. Enjoy a night of great music from St. Louis cabaret artists. No admission or cover, but we request a $5 donation to The Cabaret Project

My Infinite Sadness

Sat., Jan. 12, 8-10 p.m., Sun., Jan. 13, 4-6 p.m., Fri., Jan. 18, 8-10 p.m., 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

The Big Muddy Dance Company: Lemp Legends

Fri., Nov. 16, 8-10 p.m. and Sat., Nov. 17, 8-10 p.m.
phone 314-338-4058
ewarner@thebigmuddydanceco.org

Lemp Legends: A Ghost Story Presented by PNC Arts Alive Come witness the infamous tale of the St. Louis family and brewery in the 1900's, and learn the history behind the notorious haunted house tours. A special partnership with The Muny in Forest Park brings these characters to life on the stage with authentic costumes to complement the talented dancers of The Big Muddy. Flash-back vignettes of each Lemp family member take you on a ride back 100 years to give you insight into their lives and personalities. $35

https://www.facebook.com/events/2196943613875841/
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Edison Theatre (map)
6445 Forsyth Blvd.
Clayton
phone 314-935-6543
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