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Foundations of Freedom

Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through Jan. 31
Field House Museum 634 S. Broadway, St. Louis St. Louis - Downtown

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Dred Scott was a slave who'd been taken from Missouri, a slave state, to Illinois, a free one. Yet he remained in bondage. In 1846 Scott sued for freedom from enslavement for himself and his wife Harriet, arguing that his two years of residing in a free state should make him a citizen under the doctrine of "once free, always free." The case was fought in various courts from 1846 to 1857, with victories and setbacks along the way. After the Scotts' patron could no longer pay their legal fees, St. Louis attorney Roswell Field took the case pro bono and continued the fight to win the Scotts' freedom. It was an unpopular cause in Missouri, but the Scotts' eventual defeat helped further stiffen the spine of the abolitionist cause. Roswell Field's home is now the Field House Museum, which opens its new exhibition, Foundations of Freedom, in honor of Black History Month. The exhibit tells the story of the Scotts' long legal struggle, other freedom suits and the national conversation about the legality of slavery in the nineteenth century. Foundations of Freedom opens Saturday, February 2, at the Field House Museum (634 South Broadway; www.eugenefieldhouse.org). It remains on display through January 31, 2020, and the museum is open Wednesday through Sunday. Admission is $5 to $10. 314-421-4689

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Colorado Rockies

Fri., Aug. 23, 7:15 p.m.
Busch Stadium 700 Clark Ave, St. Louis St. Louis - Downtown

Buy Tickets$22.90-$152.90


We're getting late in the baseball season, but the Cardinals promotions team is still firing on all cylinders. For this next series against the flailing Colorado Rockies, the promotions are stacking up two and three to a game. The Friday, August 23, game stretches to make a connection between baseball and Netflix's popular Stranger Things TV show. (It's a big stretch; those kids are all fans of inside activities, clearly.) The link? The Cards have eleven Worlds Series titles — and hey, one of the kids on the show is named Eleven. Fans who love both the goings-on in Hawkins and Busch Stadium (601 Clark Avenue; www.stlcardinals.com) can opt for a ticket that comes with a special Cardinals-themed Stranger Things T-shirt (it shows a backflipping Ozzie Smith in the Upside Down), with a That 80s Band concert before the game. 314-345-9600

Sean Canan's Voodoo Players

Wednesdays. Continues through Dec. 18
Broadway Oyster Bar 736 S. Broadway, St. Louis St. Louis - Downtown


Sean Canan’s Voodoo Players are a band dedicated to playing various classic rock & roll songbooks with a revolving cast of the St. Louis area’s finest musicians. Sean acts as musical director as the Voodoo Players both recreate and reinterpret music by legendary bands and a wide array of artists. Each show focuses on one individual catalog aligned with a musical approach designed to thrill music fans of all ages! 314-621-8811

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