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Into the Breeches

Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through Nov. 18

As World War II rages in Europe and the Pacific, a group of St. Louis women have to keep the home fires burning. Those fires don't just burn wood, though; the ladies all miss going to the theater. With the men at war and the theaters closed for the duration, an idea is hatched. It's time for a new production of Henry V, with an all-female cast storming Agincourt. George Brant's comedy Into the Breeches! makes its St. Louis debut as part of Shakespeare Festival St. Louis' In the Works program. The family-friendly play A Most Outrageous Fit of Madness (inspired by The Comedy of Errors) and two staged readings of Michael Saenz's The Thousand Natural Shocks round out the program. Into the Breeches! runs Wednesday through Sunday (October 28 to November 18) at the Grandel Theatre (3610 Grandel Square; www.sfstl.com). Tickets are $25 to $55. $25-$55

Grandel Theatre (map)
3610 Grandel Square
St. Louis - Grand Center
phone 314-533-0367
Into the Breeches

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

Lola Álvarez Bravo: Picturing Mexico

Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Fridays, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Continues through Feb. 16, 2019

Lola Álvarez Bravo was a Mexican artist, educator and curator whose life spanned nearly the entire twentieth century. From the 1930s to the 1970s, Álvarez Bravo crisscrossed her way across the country with camera in hand, creating portraits of other working artists. Always shooting, she also made images of regular people and the architecture — both old and new — at a time when Mexico was rapidly growing and transforming. Lola Álvarez Bravo: Picturing Mexico, the new exhibition at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation (3716 Washington Boulevard; www.pulitzerarts.org), features more than 40 of her black-and-white photographs in all their glory. Picturing Mexico opens with a free reception from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, September 14. Also debuting the same night are more than 60 sculptures by Ruth Asawa, who often worked with wire. Both shows remain on display through February 16. The Pulitzer is open Wednesday through Saturday. free admission

Pulitzer Arts Foundation (map)
3716 Washington Blvd.
St. Louis - Grand Center
phone 314-754-1850
Lola Álvarez Bravo: Picturing Mexico

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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Every Brilliant Thing

Starts Nov. 16. Sundays, 7 p.m. and Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through Dec. 2

The unnamed child at the center of Duncan Macmillan's one-person show Every Brilliant Thing is only seven when her mother first attempts suicide. She takes it upon herself to create a list of worthwhile things in life, hoping her mother will find comfort in them and stop trying to die. She writes her favorites on numbered slips of paper ("1654. Christopher Walken's voice." "2001. Films that are better than the books they are adapted from"), and leaves them around the house for Mom to find. She grows to realize the list can help herself as well; depression is hereditary, after all. R-S Theatrics presents the life-affirming Every Brilliant Thing at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday (November 16 to December 2) at the Kranzberg Arts Center (501 North Grand Boulevard; www.r-stheatrics.com). Tickets are $18 to $20. $18-$20

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Kranzberg Arts Center (map)
501 N Grand Blvd
St. Louis - Grand Center
phone 314-533-0367
Every Brilliant Thing

Wine + Art 2018

Fri., Nov. 16, 6-10 p.m.
phone 314-287-5669
development@gmcstl.org

Gateway Men's Chorus cordially invites you to join us for Wine + Art 2018. We are partnering with Joseph Scott Galleries to bring you an array of renowned works by international artists, available to purchase through a spirited live auction. Attendees will receive a Limited Edition Wine Glass, complimentary wine & hors d'ouevres, coffee, tea, dessert, and a one-of-a-kind GMC experience! For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.gmcstl.org, call 314.287.5669 x1, or email development@gmcstl.org $25 before November 2nd, $35 after November 2nd

http://www.gmcstl.org
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100 Boots: Jen Bervin and Julian Talamantez Brolaski

Fri., Nov. 16, 7-9 p.m.
phone 314 754 1850
khasler@pulitzerarts.org
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The 100 Boots Poetry Series presents readings by a range of emerging, mid-career, and established poets from St. Louis and across the US. The second event of the season features readings by poets Jen Bervin and Julian Talamantez Brolaski. Limited-edition broadsides, created by artist Sage Dawson, are available for free, and a selection of the poets’ books is for sale courtesy of Left Bank Books. The event is free but guests are encouraged to arrive early due to limited seating. Free

https://pulitzerarts.org/program/100-boots-jen-bervin-and-julian-talamantez-brolaski/
Pulitzer Arts Foundation (map)
3716 Washington Blvd.
St. Louis - Grand Center
phone 314-754-1850
100 Boots: Jen Bervin and Julian Talamantez Brolaski

The Barefoot Movement

Fri., Nov. 16, 8 p.m.

$25-$65

.Zack (map)
3224 Locust St
St. Louis - Grand Center
phone 314-533-0367

Looprat

Fri., Nov. 16, 8 p.m.

w/ Mathias and the Pirates $20

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The Sheldon (map)
3648 Washington Blvd.
St. Louis - Grand Center
phone 314-533-9900

The Barefoot Movement

Fri., Nov. 16, 8 p.m.

The Barefoot Movement is anything but your standard bluegrass band. They stretch from a strong foundation of traditional Appalachian music, borrowing the best from other roots based genres to shape their hallmark sound. In a typical show, you’ll hear elements of bluegrass, blues, folk, rock, country and pop through their narrative lyrics, tight three-part harmonies, hot instrumental riffs, lilting blues scales and catchy vocal hooks. $25 GA | $65 VIP

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.Zack (map)
3224 Locust St
St. Louis - Grand Center
phone 314-533-0367
The Barefoot Movement

The Soulful Saxy Sounds of Jeanette Harris

Sat., Nov. 17, 7-9 & 9-11 p.m.

J&M Records Presents The Soulful Saxy Sounds of Jeanette Harris $25 - $30

http://www.jeanetteharrisband.com/
.Zack (map)
3224 Locust St
St. Louis - Grand Center
phone 314-533-0367
The Soulful Saxy Sounds of Jeanette Harris

The Soulful, Saxy Sounds of Jeanette Harris

Sat., Nov. 17, 7 & 9 p.m.

Come enjoy the Soulful Saxy Sounds of Saxophonist Jeanette Harris. This will be Jeanette's fifth show in St. Louis, and she's really looking forward to performing new music for her fans and supporters. Visit Jeanette's website to get more information. $25

http://www.jeanetteharrisband.com/
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.Zack (map)
3224 Locust St
St. Louis - Grand Center
phone 314-533-0367
The Soulful, Saxy Sounds of Jeanette Harris

Jeanette Harris

Sat., Nov. 17, 7 p.m.

$25-$30

.Zack (map)
3224 Locust St
St. Louis - Grand Center
phone 314-533-0367
The Sheldon (map)
3648 Washington Blvd.
St. Louis - Grand Center
phone 314-533-9900

Janet Evra Album Release Party

Sun., Nov. 18, 2-4 p.m.
phone 314-533-0367
janetevra@gmail.com

Janet Evra will perform tracks from her new album in a matinee performance with a sparkling roster of special guests at the .ZACK Theater. $10 ticket includes admission to the show and a copy of the album. Come see Janet Evra, Adam Maness, Montez Coleman, Khamali Cuffie-Moore, Will Buchanan, Chrissy Renick, Jim Hegarty, and more! $10

https://www.facebook.com/events/232145564327395/
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.Zack (map)
3224 Locust St
St. Louis - Grand Center
phone 314-533-0367
Janet Evra Album Release Party
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