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All Is Calm

Thu., Nov. 15, 8 p.m., Sundays, 2 & 5 p.m., Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. and Thursdays, 8 p.m. Continues through Dec. 16

On November 11, 1918, World War I ended after four exhausting years of destruction and unimaginable horrors. But even in the worst of times, humanity's innate decency can shine through the darkness on occasion. During the first year of the war, Christmas morning was marked by an official cease-fire on both sides. On the front lines troops from both sides of the conflict crossed No Man's Land to celebrate the holiday with their erstwhile enemies. Carols were sung, gifts were exchanged and a spontaneous game of soccer kicked off. All Is Calm, the Peter Rothstein, Erick Lichte and Timothy C. Takach a cappella musical about that quiet morning when brotherhood won out, has been a favorite with Mustard Seed Theatre audiences since the company first presented it in 2014. It's back again at Mustard Seed to mark the centenary of the last day of the War to End All Wars. Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 and 5 p.m. Sunday (November 16 to December 16; no show on Thursday, November 22) at the Fontbonne Fine Arts Theatre (6800 Wydown Boulevard; www.mustardseedtheatre.com). Tickets are $15 to $35. $15-$35

Fontbonne University Fine Arts Theatre (map)
6800 Wydown Blvd.
Clayton
phone 314-862-3456
All Is Calm

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

Beartooth

Thu., Nov. 15, 7 p.m.

w/ Knocked Loose, Sylar $25

Pop's Nightclub (map)
401 Monsanto Ave.
East St. Louis/ Cahokia
phone 618-274-6720

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Thu., Nov. 15, 7:30-9 p.m., Fri., Nov. 16, 7:30-9 p.m., Sat., Nov. 17, 7:30-9 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 18, 2-3:30 p.m.
phone 314-392-2345
mbutheatre@mobap.edu

Adapted from the best-selling young adult book, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids- probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won’t believe the mayhem - and the fun - when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on! Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. $10 in advance; $15 at the door

https://www.facebook.com/events/996829373850812/
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Missouri Baptist University (map)
1 College Park Dr
Creve Coeur
phone 314-434-1115

Brian Wilson

Thu., Nov. 15, 6 p.m.

w/ Al Jardine, Blondie Chaplin $55-$100

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Family Arena (map)
2002 Arena Parkway
St. Charles County
phone 636-896-4200
BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups (map)
700 S. Broadway
St. Louis - Downtown
phone 314-436-5222

Doctor Faustus

Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through Nov. 17

Christopher Marlowe was a contemporary of William Shakespeare, and Marlowe's plays were a large influence on Shakespeare's own. Of course, Shakespeare's work greatly eclipsed Marlowe's in popularity, consigning him to the past. Doctor Faustus is undoubtedly Marlowe's most famous play still — perhaps because of a persistent legend that actual devils appeared on stage during a sixteenth-century performance. John Wolbers has adapted the script for the modern era, while still keeping much of the original's poetry. Now the female Doctor Faustus is disgusted by the rampant abuse of power and position of the world's leaders, and so enters into a contract with the devil. She plans to use her new power for good, to save the weak and bring mercy to the world. But ultimate power has a nasty effect on the human soul, even when it's a noble one. Slightly Askew Theatre Ensemble presents Doctor Faustus at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday) October 31 to November 17 at the Chapel (6238 Alexander Drive; www.slightlyoff.org). Tickets are $15 to $20. $15-$20

The Chapel (map)
6238 Alexander Dr
Clayton Doctor Faustus

Faculty Book Talk: Tabea Linhard and Timothy Parsons

Thu., Nov. 15, 4:30-6 p.m.

@ Washington University, Olin Library, 1 Brookings Drive
As part of the University Libraries Faculty Book Talk series, Tabea Linhard, WU Professor of Spanish and comparative literature, and Timothy Parsons, WU Professor of history and of African and African-American studies, co-editors of "Mapping Migration, Identity, and Space", will lead a panel discussion about the book. The discussion will focus on the ways in which the movements of people across natural, political, and cultural boundaries shape identities that are inexorably linked to the geographical spaces they experience. A reception will follow the discussion. Free and open to the public. Free

https://library.wustl.edu/event/faculty-book-talk-timothy-parsons/?rd=20181115
Washington University (map)
Forsyth & Skinker boulevards
University City
phone 314-935-5000
Faculty Book Talk: Tabea Linhard and Timothy Parsons

Flesh Mother

Thu., Nov. 15, 8:30 p.m.

w/ Coffin Fit, Dear Satan, Vacation Drugs $7

The Sinkhole (map)
7423 South Broadway
St. Louis - South City
phone 314-328-2309
thesinkholebooking@gmail.com

Graphic Revolution: American Prints 1960 to Now

Fridays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and Tuesdays-Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Feb. 3, 2019

The 1960s were a period of social upheaval and radical change in America, and no art form captured that churning spirit better than printmaking. Printmakers have always had one foot in the commercial art world and one in the realm of fine art, and that hybrid nature allows them to adapt to new technologies and new thinking more quickly than, say, sculptors. Graphic Revolution: American Prints 1960 to Now, the exhibition at the Saint Louis Art Museum (1 Fine Arts Drive; www.slam.org), is a treasure trove of startling images. Featuring more than 100 works drawn from the museum's holdings and local private collectors, Graphic Revolution includes landmark prints by the big names (Andy Warhol's Campbell's Soup II, Robert Rauschenberg's Signs) and less famous but no less astonishing pieces by modern masters such as Julie Mehretu and Edgar Heap of Birds. The show is open from Sunday, November 11, to February 3. Tickets are $6 to $14, but free to all on Friday. $6-$14, free on Friday

The Great Seduction

Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. and Sundays, 2 p.m. Continues through Nov. 18

The great Alexandre Dumas began his writing career in the theater as a dramatist, with the occasional comedy as well. His Mademoiselle de Belle Isle was a five-act farce about lovers and a seduction contest. Vladimir Zelevinsky has loosely adapted and condensed the story down to a more manageable length in the two-act comedy, The Great Seduction. It's about a duke and countess who are paramours (but not exclusive), and Gabrielle, a fresh country girl just arrived in Paris. The duke is immediately taken with her, while the countess has set her sights on the handsome Raoul. Incensed by the young competitor's presence, the duke bets Raoul he can seduce the first woman he sees. Care to guess who shows up? (It's Raoul's fiancee, Gabrielle.) West End Players Guild presents the bedroom farce The Great Seduction at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday (November 9 to 18) at the Union Avenue Christian Church (733 North Union Boulevard; www.westendplayers.org). Tickets are $20 to $25. $20-$25

Happy Birthday to SLU

Thu., Nov. 15, 6-9:30 p.m.
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Saint Louis University invites the community to join us in celebration of our bicentennial at a free concert by the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra at Chieftez Arena. Along with other family-friendly activities, the symphony will perform a dozen popular and classical favorites that reflect the University's history, its commitment to its Jesuit mission and its place in the St. Louis community, including an entirely new composition. Admission is free; advance registration is required. Free

https://alumni.slu.edu/s/1264/17/interior.aspx?sid=1264&gid=1&pgid=5966&cid=9558&ecid=9558&crid=0&calpgid=413&calcid=8723
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Chaifetz Arena (map)
1 S. Compton Ave.
St. Louis - Midtown
phone 314-977-5000
Happy Birthday to SLU

Holding Court: The Nobility of the Liberty of London Doll Collection

Sundays, 12-4 p.m. and Wednesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Continues through Dec. 29
phone 314-421-4689
info@fieldhousemuseum.org

Hear Ye, Hear Ye the Field House Museum requests the honor of your presence at Holding Court: The Nobility of the Liberty of London Doll Collection. Offered by London department store Liberty & Co., these small cloth souvenir dolls came to be known as "Liberty of London Dolls." Admire over one hundred dolls on display while learning about their creation and the royals represented. $5-$10

http://fieldhousemuseum.org/
Field House Museum (map)
634 S. Broadway
St. Louis - Downtown
phone 314-421-4689
Holding Court: The Nobility of the Liberty of London Doll Collection

If a 🌳 falls…

Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Nov. 28
phone 314-993-4045
dallison@jburroughs.org

American conceptual artist Susan Scafati’s solo show "If a 🌳 falls…" explores existence and perception in the age of smartphones, inviting us to think about how representation of one’s self and one’s world is expressed within our visual, virtual culture today. The exhibit includes pigment prints, acrylic sculptures and Tablet-sized silver gelatin prints. The Bonsack Gallery is a not-for-profit educational gallery on the campus of John Burroughs School. The opening reception is Thursday, October 11 from 5:30-7:30 pm; regular gallery hours are 8 am to 5 pm, weekdays. Free

https://jburroughs.org/arts/bonsack-gallery
Bonsack Gallery (map)
755 S. Price Road
Ladue
phone 314-993-4040

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
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