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The Pirates of Penzance

Sun., March 18, 3 p.m.

When it comes to wily pirates, you can forget your Jack Sparrows and Blackbeard — there's only one king of the pirates, and his name is the Pirate King. He's not a bad sort; his crew are all orphans, and so he'll always release any orphans they capture. In Gilbert & Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance, this character quirk ignites a series of ridiculous events that involves an argument about when an apprentice pirate's 21st birthday occurs, a wily major-general and his many daughters and the inherent love every Englishman bears for his queen. The University of Missouri-St. Louis Opera Theatre presents The Pirates of Penzance at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday (March 16 to 18) at the Touhill Performing Arts Center on the University of Missouri-St. Louis campus (1 University Drive at Natural Bridge Road; Tickets are $5 to $10. $5-$10

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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
The Pirates of Penzance

Tour of St Louis

Sun., March 18, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
phone 314-862-1188
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Big Shark presents the Tour of St Louis, a series of cycling races throughout the city. Saturday Morning, racers will test themselves on the Wildwood Centaur Time Trial course- a local favorite stretch of road. Saturday afternoon racers will compete in the scenic and rolling Carondelicious Criterium. Finally, Sunday's racers will duel it out on the flat n' fast Mike Murray Classic Criterium in Forest Park. This Criterium is the only bicycle race in the City's premier park! Come and see what the St Louis cycling scene is all about! Price is around $40 per entry, always free to spectate!
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Fanfare of Quilts Quilt Show

Sun., March 18, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Quilt Show sponsored by Bits 'n' Pieces Quilt Guild. 350+ quilts on display, special exhibits, vendors, antique bed turning, demonstrations, and quilt raffle. Quilts cover a broad range of styles, including traditional, art, and modern. The show includes a special exhibit by internationally acclaimed quilt artist Suzanne Marshall. Another exhibit titled Landscapes of Grief (Art Quilts by Karen Tye) will also be featured. A charity ticket raffle will be held to benefit Missouri Veterans Endeavor. Concessions will be available. Cost is $7, good for both days. For more information see our website at, or email $7
Queeny Park (map)
550 Weidman Road
Manchester/ Ballwin
phone 314-615-8472
Fanfare of Quilts Quilt Show

The Aerialympics

Sun., March 18, 10 a.m.
phone 314-533-0367

Black Ops presents “The Aerialympics.” The Aerialympics is celebrating its 5th year, bringing you outstanding lyra, silks, hammock and pole competition! In 2018, the Aerialympics is coming to St Louis for the first regional presentation of this thrilling competition. With beginning, advanced, all-star and exotic levels, this event has something for everyone, and promises to be the largest aerial competition of its kind. Join us! $35-$270

Grandel Theatre (map)
3610 Grandel Square
St. Louis - Grand Center
phone 314-533-0367
The Aerialympics

As It Is in Heaven

Sundays, 2 p.m. and Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through March 31

The Shakers were a Protestant group who believed in celibacy, gender segregation and the benefits of hard work (the celibacy rule eventually led to a dramatic thinning of their numbers). In rural Kentucky in the 1920s, the hard work is left unfinished when three newcomers to the women's section of the community announce they've been visited by angels. Instead of ushering in rejoicing, these purported visitations spark doubt and disbelief, a dangerous combination in a religious, utopian community. Arlene Hutton's As It Is in Heaven features an all-female cast and single-melody songs, and it explores questions of faith, the plight of women and the nature of belief. Mustard Seed Theatre presents the play at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday (March 15 to 31) at the Fontbonne Fine Arts Theater (6800 Wydown Boulevard; Tickets are $15 to $35. $15-$35

Fontbonne University Fine Arts Theatre (map)
6800 Wydown Blvd.
phone 314-862-3456
As It Is in Heaven

Born Yesterday

Thursdays, Fridays, 8 p.m., Sun., March 18, 2 & 7 p.m., Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Sat., March 24, 4 p.m., Sun., March 25, 2 p.m., Saturdays, 4 & 8 p.m., Sun., April 1, 2 p.m., Wed., April 4, 1:30 p.m. and Sun., April 8, 2 & 7 p.m. Continues through April 8

Harry Brock is in Washington D.C. on business, but then Harry's always on business. The cunning junk man has built an empire of garbage on crooked deals and cut-throat tactics, and he figures the only thing that will further enrich him is if he has a senator of his own on the payroll. As always, his girlfriend Billie has accompanied him, because he and Billie are linked by more than love. But Billie's brash manner and informal education (she's an ex-showgirl) make her a liability in the high-stakes world of government corruption, so Harry hires her a tutor in the form of journalist Paul Verrall. What he didn't count on is that Billie is ignorant, not stupid. Paul's teachings stick, and she recognize Harry is both immoral and dangerous -- not like the intelligent, morally upright Paul. Garson Kanin's comedy Born Yesterday was a big hit in 1946, and since our government is still corrupt and easily bought today, all the laughs remain intact 70 years later. The Repertory Theatre St. Louis closes its current season with Born Yesterday. Performances are Tuesday through Sunday (March 14 to April 8) at the Loretto-Hilton Center (130 Edgar Road; Tickets are $18.50 to $89. $18.50-$89


Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through March 18

The humble teapot is a staple for ceramicists. They're functional and make good gifts (mothers love them), as well as allowing the artist to stretch creatively. A handle, a lid and a spout are the essential elements, but beyond that, anything goes. Identi-TEA: The Sixteenth Biennial Teapot exhibition at the Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design (6640 Delmar Boulevard, University City; features a wild and whimsical selection of teapots. The opening reception takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, January 12, and the show continues through March 18. The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. free admission

Postwar Prints and Multiples: Investigating the Collection

Mondays, Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through April 16

Like many collecting institutions, the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum (1 Brookings Drive; houses more art than it can easily display. As part of its continuing mission to bring stored pieces out for the public to enjoy, the Kemper presents its new exhibition, Postwar Prints and Multiples: Investigating the Collection. The exhibit draws on the wealth of printed artwork by a range of artists who rose to prominence during the twentieth century from a host of artistic movements. Among the artists represented by key works are Ellsworth Kelly, Claes Oldenburg, Man Ray, Meret Oppenheim, Roy Lichtenstein and La Monte Young. Postwar Prints and Multiples opens with a free reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, February 2, at the museum. The show remains on display through April 16, and admission is free. free admission

Trenton Doyle Hancock: The Re-Evolving Door to the Moundverse

Fridays, Saturdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Wednesdays, Thursdays, Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through April 22

Drawing inspiration from the morality tales of cartoons (a cat is always bad, but birds or mice are good; dogs also are heroes), comic books (equally flamboyant bad guys and good guys), video games and films, Trenton Doyle Hancock created his own private universe, one in which the Mounds (half-plant, half-animal, all-good living forest) and the Vegans (they eat Mounds!) endlessly battle it out for supremacy. Both Coonbear and Bringback, a henchman in a striped unitard, are part of the battle, because they're also some part of Hancock. Politics, race, class, identity and issues of social justice are hidden in these stories, just like Sun Ra's own fully scored space operas in the jazz world. Trenton Doyle Hancock: The Re-Evolving Door to the Moundverse is a collection of these drawings, sculptures and prints that show part of the eternal struggle of good and evil, right and wrong, moral and immoral. The Re-Evolving Door to the Moundverse opens with a free reception at 7 p.m. Friday, January 19, at Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (3750 Washington Boulevard; Hancock will discuss the Moundverse and his work at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 20. The show continues through April 22, and the gallery is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Admission is free. free admission


Thursdays, Fridays, 8 p.m., Sundays, 2 & 7 p.m., Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 7 p.m. and Saturdays, 4 & 8 p.m. Continues through March 24

Chinese artist Lin Bo made headlines with his audacious virtual protest on the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, and the wave of publicity surrounding him hasn't crested yet. The artist will appear in St. Louis to address his work, conditions for dissident artists in China and activism as the guest of the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis this month. His address includes examples of the work that riled China's ruling powers, which will be on display for the duration of his stay. Lin Bo is also a character in Christopher Chen's play Caught, which asks pointed questions about art collectors' love of a sob story, the politics of supporting dissidents as an investment, and the slippery nature of looking for objective truth in the subjective media of art and theater. Caught is performed Tuesday through Sunday (March 7 to 25) at the Loretto-Hilton Center (130 Edgar Road; Tickets are $45 to $69.50. $45-$69.50

The Last Romance

Sundays, 2 p.m. Continues through March 18

Ralph's life has become mere routine. He's retired and lonely, despite sharing a home with his overprotective (some might say "domineering") sister, Rose. Once he dreamed of a career in opera, even auditioning for a major house, but that didn't pan out. To spice things up this morning, he decides to walk a different route and encounters Carol, a single woman close in age but far more attached to her independence. They begin an uneasy courtship built on Ralph's gentle advances and Carol's staunch reluctance to become attached to anyone this late in life – she and Ralph both know how that works out. And yet together, they find something new and exciting; maybe they'll make it work, if Ralph can wriggle out from under Rose's thumb. Joe DiPietro's The Last Romance is a late-in-life love story about putting the glow in the golden years. Insight Theatre Company opens its new season with the gentle comedy at 8 p.m. Thursday through Sunday and 2 p.m. Sunday (March 2 to 18) at the Kranzberg Art Center (501 North Grand Boulevard; Tickets are $20 to $35. $20-$35

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Kranzberg Arts Center (map)
501 N Grand Blvd
St. Louis - Grand Center
phone 314-533-0367
The Last Romance

#1 in Civil Rights

Mondays, Wednesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through April 15

St. Louis' history as a wellspring of civil rights activism is deep and impressive. Dred and Harriet Scott's legal fight to be free, Mary Meachum's bold actions leading slaves to freedom across the Mississippi River, the Jefferson Bank protesters organizing to get access to better jobs, Percy Green and the daring VP Ball invaders who challenged St. Louis' powerful elite and the exclusionary nature of their private party — all of these people fought the good fight in St. Louis. #1 in Civil Rights, the new exhibition at the Missouri History Museum (Lindell Boulevard and DeBaliviere Avenue; chronicles the history of the civil rights movement in the metro area through artifacts, historical photos, oral histories, art work and actors' performances. Every key moment in the black struggle for equality is covered up to the present day, with artifacts collected by the museum staff following the killing of Michael Brown and the resulting civil unrest in Ferguson playing a major role in the exhibit. #1 in Civil Rights opens on Saturday, March 11, and continues through April 15, 2018. Admission is free. free admission

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

St. Louis Poetry Center Sunday Workshop

Sun., March 18, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

St. Louis Poetry Center’s signature program, the Sunday poetry workshop, for March 18 will be held 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. at the Regional Arts Commission and will feature as critic Pamela Garvey. Free parking in the Pageant and Metrolink lots; Metered parking on Delmar is free on Sundays. The guest poet critic will lead the workshop and provide critique on a selection of pre-submitted poems. All poems submitted will receive written comments. Workshops are free and open to the public. 0
Regional Arts Commission (map)
6128 Delmar Blvd.
Delmar/ The Loop
phone 314-863-5811
St. Louis Poetry Center Sunday Workshop

Saint Louis Wind Symphony Concert

Sun., March 18, 3-4:30 p.m.

This concert will feature the premiere performance of Robert Langenfeld’s Concerto for Wind Ensemble. Our featured soloist for this concert is principal clarinetist Bob Baumann performing Artie Shaw’s “Concerto for Clarinet”. Stay afterward for a post-concert reception hosted by the St. Louis Alumni chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon! Program Details Morning Star – David Maslanka Concerto for Clarinet – Artie Shaw, arr. Daniel Heuschen, Robert Baumann, Clarinet Soloist Armenian Dances, Part 1 – Alfred Reed Concerto for Wind Ensemble – Robert Langenfeld *Premiere Performanc FREE
Skip Viragh Center For the Arts (map)
425 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
phone 314-993-4400
Saint Louis Wind Symphony Concert

Rombauer Wine Pairing Dinner

Sun., March 18, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
phone 636-449-6700

Established in 1980, Rombauer Vineyards strives to produce the best possible wine that an appellation, terroir and climate will achieve. The Napa Valley winery is owned and operated by the Rombauer family, who embraces The Joy of Wine — the philosophy that the pleasure of wine lies in the sharing of it with family and friends. The winery produces award-winning Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel and Sauvignon Blanc. Join us as we pair chef's exquisite menu with the award-winning wines of Rombauer. $110 / Person + Tax and Gratuity
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Balaban's (map)
1772 Clarkson Rd
phone 636-449-6700
Rombauer Wine Pairing Dinner
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