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Chinese Buddhist Art, 10th-15th Centuries

Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Sept. 30

Very rarely does an art exhibition include the actual wall an artist worked on, but the Saint Louis Art Museum does so for Chinese Buddhist Art, 10th-15th Centuries. A six-foot-by-four-foot section of a temple wall that has a painting of the Bodhisattva Akalokiteśvara (Guanyin) on one side is the focal point of the exhibition, and an exceptionally rare object. The show also includes four hanging scrolls, and a never-before-displayed painted, wooden sculpture of a seated arhat, the Buddhist term for a person who has achieved enlightenment. Chinese Buddhist Art, 10th-15th Centuries is open Tuesday through Sunday (March 30 to August 30) in gallery 225 of the Saint Louis Art Museum (1 Fine Arts Drive; www.slam.org). Admission is free. free admission

Love Never Dies

Tuesdays-Fridays, Saturdays, 2 & 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Sept. 30, 1 p.m. Continues through Sept. 30

Ten years after her horrific experience at and under the Paris Opera House, famed soprano Christine Daae arrives in America with her husband Raoul and son Gustave. Life hasn't been great; Raoul has both a gambling and drinking problem, and Christine needs to find success in New York to keep the family solvent. But little does the family suspect that its invitation to visit America came from the mysterious Phantom, who now operates (from the shadows, of course) a successful attraction at Coney Island. Can the Phantom reclaim Christine's love, which he possessed for one brief night, or will she remain loyal to her dissolute husband? The musical Love Never Dies is less a sequel to The Phantom of the Opera than a second story starring the same characters, according to composer Andrew Lloyd Webber. Love Never Dies makes its St. Louis premiere at the Fox Theatre (527 North Grand Boulevard; www.fabulousfox.com) this month. Performances are Tuesday through Sunday (September 18 to 30), and tickets are $35 to $99. $35-$99

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The Fox Theatre (map)
527 N. Grand Blvd.
St. Louis - Grand Center
phone 314-534-1111
Love Never Dies

New Media Series: Cyprien Gaillard

Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Sept. 30

Wild rose-ringed parakeets are found in Africa and India — and also in Düsseldorf, Germany. The German variety arrived as pets and then either were released or escaped into the city. The birds have made a home for themselves on one of the city's upscale streets, roosting happily in building façades. Artist Cyprien Gaillard followed the parakeets with a camera as they winged home at twilight. His short film KOE shows flocks of them as they fly past concrete and steel, thousands of miles away from their tropical ancestral lands. The silent film is a commentary on how humanity interferes with nature, and how animals are forced to adapt to a rapidly urbanizing world. KOE is shown on a loop in gallery 301 at the Saint Louis Art Museum (1 Fine Arts Drive; www.slam.org) as part of the New Media Series. It remains on display Tuesday through Sunday (April 20 to July 15), and admission is free. free admission

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

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.

free admission

Mama's Boy

Fri., Sept. 28, 8 p.m., Sat., Sept. 29, 8 p.m. and Sun., Sept. 30, 4 p.m.

“Mama’s Boy is a gripping family drama that illuminates history by adding a touch of humanity.” – Portland Press Herald The riveting story of Lee Harvey Oswald and his complex relationship with his overbearing mother Marguerite, Mama’s Boy follows Marguerite’s reckless attempts to reunite her family, from Lee’s return to the U.S. from Russia, through the assassination of Kennedy, to her son’s own murder and her defense of his innocence in the months that follow. A fascinating examination of family dynamics and obsessive maternal devotion played out in the shadow of history. $20 Adult |$15 Student/Senior

https://www.tesseracttheatre.org/mama-s-boy
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.Zack (map)
3224 Locust St
St. Louis - Grand Center
phone 314-533-0367
Mama's Boy

Burlesque Sunday Brunch Buffet

Sundays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Continues through Oct. 29
phone 314-436-7000
theboomboomroomstl@gmail.com
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Be our guest and join us for our Sunday brunch buffet, and burlesque. Two seatings available at 10 A.M. and 1 P.M. $35/person for brunch and the show. Join us for a brunch like no other. $35/person

https://theboomboomroomstl.com/tsainttlouisburlesqueshowticketshingstodoinsaintlouisfunthisweekend/beourguestburlesquebrunch
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Brunchin' At The Dark Room

Sundays, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Every Sunday 11am – 1:30pm (unless otherwise noted) (No cover) Join a rotating cast of some of St. Louis’ finest musicians for live music brunches at The Dark Room. Pair fine tunes with our acclaimed brunch menu, served 10:30am-2:30pm. 6/3: Brunchin’ w/ Anita Jackson – RSVP 6/10: Brunchin’ w/ The Bon Bon Plot – RSVP 6/17: Brunchin’ w/ Tommy Halloran Band – RSVP 6/24: Brunchin’ w/ Montez Coleman & Friends – RSVP Free

http://www.thedarkroomstl.com/live-music/
The Dark Room (map)
3610 Grandel Square
St. Louis - Grand Center
phone 314-776-9550
Brunchin' At The Dark Room

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers

Mon., Sept. 24, 7:15 p.m., Tue., Sept. 25, 7:15 p.m. and Wed., Sept. 26, 6:15 p.m.

The St. Louis Cardinals are hovering near a Wild Card slot for the playoffs, and at the time of writing the Milwaukee Brewers are the main obstacle. It just so happens that the Cards and Brewers have a three-game series here at Busch Stadium (700 Clark Avenue; www.stlcardinals.com), and it would help the home team's cause greatly if they could sweep the beer boys. It's the final homestand of the season and could be a tremendous cap to a year of surprises. First pitch is at 7:15 p.m. Monday and Tuesday and 6:15 p.m. Wednesday (September 24 to 26), and tickets are $5.90 to $254.90. $5.90-$254.90

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Busch Stadium (map)
700 Clark Ave
St. Louis - Downtown
phone 314-345-9600
St. Louis Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers

The Corner with Lamar Harris

Mondays, 4-7 p.m. Continues through Dec. 28

Introducing our newest night: The Monday Night Mixer hosted by the Keith Bowman Quartet. Keith Bowman, a recent graduate from Webster who cut his teeth playing at the Wednesday Night Jazz Crawl’s Kranzberg Jazz Jam, wants to show you the future of Jazz. Every week his band will present a blend of classic Jazz repertoire, hip-hop, rock, and electronic music to create a setting that inspires everyone, young and old, to explore and enjoy the world of Jazz. Happening every Monday from 7pm – 10pm. Come enjoy an evening of good vibes, selections from our menu, a craft cocktail Free

http://www.thedarkroomstl.com/live-music/
The Dark Room (map)
3610 Grandel Square
St. Louis - Grand Center
phone 314-776-9550
The Corner with Lamar Harris

St. Louis Blues vs. Washington Capitals

Tue., Sept. 25, 7 p.m.

Hockey season ended June 7 when the Washington Capitals victoriously hoisted the Stanley Cup. Barely three months later, the Capitals roll into town for a pre-season game against the St. Louis Blues, ending the interminable period between seasons. Pre-season games don't normally bring much excitement, but hockey is hockey. A couple of young guys trying to win permanent spots on each team's roster may fight and there's a chance for a surprising goal or two, but what you most want to see is complete lack of injuries. Certain Capitals players may not yet have sobered up from the summer-long celebration, so don't expect to see a lot of the big-name players playing regular-season minutes. The game starts at 7 p.m. at the Enterprise Center (1401 Clark Avenue; www.stlblues.com) and tickets are $8.10 to $144. $8.10-$144

Enterprise Center (map)
1401 Clark Ave.
St. Louis - Downtown
phone 314-241-1888
St. Louis Blues vs. Washington Capitals

Matthew Horace

Tue., Sept. 25, 7 p.m.
phone 314-367-6731
info@left-bank.com
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Left Bank Books welcomes internationally-recognized law enforcement and security contributor Matthew Horace, who will sign and discuss his new book, "The Black and the Blue: A Cop Reveals the Crimes, Racism, and Injustice in America's Law Enforcement"! This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of "The Black and the Blue" from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line. Matthew Horance, a CNN contributor and former police officer at the federal, state, and local level, offers a searing indictment of America's law enforcement. Free

https://www.left-bank.com/event/matthew-horace

Banned Together: A Censorship Cabaret

Tue., Sept. 25, 7:30-9 p.m.

The Dramatists Legal Defense Fund and Pen America present: Banned Together: A Censorship Cabaret Hosted by the Tesseract Theatre Company Censorship and the American Theatre. What is it about theatre? What is it that’s peculiar to a live performance onstage which drives reactionary, narrow-minded forces right around the bend? Why does the battle to keep stages free and open spaces still seem to require such constant vigilance? Come join us at the .Zack for a night to celebrate a number of plays and musicals which have survived attempts to silence them. $10 Suggested Donation $10 Suggested Donation

https://www.facebook.com/events/684283475270037/
.Zack (map)
3224 Locust St
St. Louis - Grand Center
phone 314-533-0367
Banned Together: A Censorship Cabaret

“Adapt” Chamber Project St. Louis’ 2018-19 season opener

Tue., Sept. 25, 7:30 p.m.
phone 314-401-0450
info@chamberprojectstl.org

Retakes, revisions and remixes: Chamber Project St. Louis will present the chamber music of Piazzolla, Ravel, Sibelius and Bunch featuring flute, violin, violas, cello and harp. Sibelius finesses the music of his early years, Kenji Bunch takes inspiration from Americana transcending cultural barriers, and Ravel is remixed to include the harp creating a new sound. All of this just proves sometimes a little change can be good! Astor Piazzolla - Café 1930 - Histoire du Tango Ravel/Kanga - Sonatine en trio - for flute, viola, harp Jean Sibelius - Suite in A major for string trio Kenji Bunch - String 5-15

http://chamberprojectstl.org/season11/
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The Sheldon (map)
3648 Washington Blvd.
St. Louis - Grand Center
phone 314-533-9900
“Adapt” Chamber Project St. Louis’ 2018-19 season opener

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
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