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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.

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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

Every Brilliant Thing

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

Fair Trade Market

Sun., Nov. 18, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Fri., Nov. 23, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Sat., Nov. 24, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 25, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
phone 636-394-7506
rlw358@gmail.com
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Event: Fair Trade Market Date: November 17-18 9am to 3pm November 23-25 9am to 3pm Where: Manchester United Methodist Church 129 Woods Mill Road Manchester MO 63011 Our Fair Trade Market offers unique holiday gifts, international crafts, and exquisite foods. We have items that will delight and surprise. We are the nation’s largest Fair Trade Market with over 3,000 sq. ft. of merchandise from around the world. Enjoy food samples, educational presentations, and giveaways. By choosing Fair Trade products, you get great value, and ensure equitable wages and treatment for farmers, artisans and their communities. Sponsored by Manchester United Methodist free admission

Onesie Wonderland Ball

Sat., Nov. 24, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.

Grab your favorite onesie, a group of friends, and get your tickets now to the Onesie Wonderland Ball on Saturday, November 24th at the Chase Park Plaza. Portion of proceeds to benefit Alec Ingram's Fight With Cancer. $15-25

http://onesiewonderland.com
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Chase Park Plaza (map)
212 N. Kingshighway Blvd.
St. Louis - Central West End
phone 314-633-3000
Onesie Wonderland Ball

Garden Glow

Through Dec. 23, 5-10 p.m. and Through Jan. 1, 2019, 5-10 p.m.

One of the most popular holiday traditions in St. Louis returns this weekend, when the Missouri Botanical Garden (4344 Shaw Boulevard; www.mobot.org) officially opens Garden Glow. More than one million lights wrap the trees and buildings of the garden, creating a seasonal spectacle. In keeping with the garden's mission, many of the lights are solar powered, and electrical use for the event has been offset with Renewable Energy Certificates, making this one of the few guilt-free Christmas treats. The 1.3-mile path through the park has a few concession areas serving hot chocolate, s'mores and the like, and both the Sassafras Cafe and Cafe Flora (Friday and Saturday nights only until December) will be serving food until 9 p.m. Garden Glow takes place from 5 to 10 p.m. nightly (November 17 to January 1; closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day). Tickets are $3 to $18 and are sold for specific start times; you can't get in before the time on your ticket. $3-$18

The Bombshell Revue Saturday All You Can Drink Late Show

Saturdays, 10:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Continues through March 31, 2019
phone 314-436-7000
theboomboomroomstl@gmail.com
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Welcome to the home of STL Burlesque!!! What are you doing tonight? Looking for a night of fun? A great place to take your date? An awesome girls' night out? This is the place. $45.99 (drinks included)

https://theboomboomroomstl.com/saturdaylateshow/
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Thomas Erak

Fri., Nov. 23, 7 p.m.

w/ Andrés $13-$15

The Firebird (map)
2706 Olive St.
St. Louis - Midtown
phone 314-535-0353

Art is a Life Long Gift

Wednesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Dec. 30
phone 314-402-1959
greendoorartgallery@aol.com
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Green Door art gallery presents “Art is a Life Long Gift” features Marijo Bianco’sbeautiful horse illustrations and jewelry, Organic Wreaths made from grasses andwildflowers from her Wild Plant Sanctuary by Pat Tuholske, Garry McMichael’s TexturedCairn Paintings along with 35 other artists’s works. These will be available fromNovember 7 thru December 30, 2018. The reception will be Friday, November 16, from5-8:00 pm. 21 N. Gore, Webster Groves MO 63119 314-402-1959 Free

http://www.greendoorartgallery.com
Green Door Art Gallery (map)
21 N. Gore Ave.
Webster Groves
phone 314-402-1959
Art is a Life Long Gift

Jam Session w/Voo Doo Blues

Sun., Nov. 18, 4-8 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 25, 4-8 p.m.
phone 314-773-5565
lhammerstone@earthlink.net

Live Music is Better free

https://www.hammerstones.net
Hammerstone's (map)
2028 S. 9th St.
St. Louis - Soulard
phone 314-773-5565

Roland Johnson & The Soul Endeavors

Fri., Nov. 23, 8 p.m.-12 a.m.
phone 314-773-5565
lhammerstone@earthlink.net

Live Music is Better $3.00

https://www.hammerstones.net
Hammerstone's (map)
2028 S. 9th St.
St. Louis - Soulard
phone 314-773-5565

Point of View Jazz Ensemble

Sat., Nov. 24, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and Sat., Dec. 29, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

The “Point of View” Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Harvey Lockhart, is a progressive ensemble that performs a variety of jazz and positive popular music. This ensemble has drastically impacted the lives of its students and has truly established a sense of family and pride. POV has established a reputation of producing exceptional young professional musicians, teaching students the importance of self-discipline, time management, communication, and unity. Instrumental music fundamentals, jazz history, and advanced music theory are also taught in order to provide a deeper understanding of music.

https://www.facebook.com/events/477578175988369/
The Dark Room (map)
3610 Grandel Square
St. Louis - Grand Center
phone 314-776-9550
Point of View Jazz Ensemble

Michael Thomas & the Travlin' Band

Fourth Sunday of every month, 7:30-11:30 p.m. Continues through Nov. 27

Michael Thomas and his band love entertaining every 2nd and 4th Sunday night at 1860 Saloon! no cover

https://1860saloon.com/live-music-calendar/

The Urge

Fri., Nov. 23, 8 p.m.

w/ Fragile Porcelain Mice, Lojic $29.99-$44.99

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The Pageant (map)
6161 Delmar Blvd.
Delmar/ The Loop
phone 314-726-6161
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