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Loop Ice Carnival

Sat., Jan. 19, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun., Jan. 20, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

As frequent attendees of the Loop Ice Carnival will attest, the January event has no guarantee of cold weather. While it's sometimes frigid on the days in question, St. Louis weather is fickle; it can be tough to stay in a frosty frame of mind while the ice sculptures are sweating in 60-plus-degree heat. But it's not impossible. Whatever the temperature turns out to be, the ice sculptors and their creations will line both sides of Delmar Boulevard between Kingsland and Rosedale avenues, along with the kid-favorite ice slide, trike races (for kids and parents), a bounce house and the Red Bull Rooftop Skate Park atop the Moonrise Hotel. New this year are a host of after-hours events for adults, including bar games at participating venues. The Loop Ice Carnival takes place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (January 19 to 20; www.visittheloop.com). Admission is free. free admission

Delmar Loop (map)
6200-6691 Delmar Blvd.
Delmar/ The Loop
phone 314-725-4466
Loop Ice Carnival

Current Profile

Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Continues through March 17

Once reserved for the wealthy and the social elite, portraiture has been democratized down to the informal level of the selfie. Freed from its staid origins, the modern portrait can be heroic representation, transgressive, humorous or an act of wish fulfillment. Current Profile, the new exhibition at the Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design (6640 Delmar Boulevard, University City; www.craftalliance.org), explores contemporary portraiture in all media. The show features everything from Richard Wehrs' sculpted bust of an alien warrior to Cayce Zavaglia's embroidered image of a young woman in pigtails, and all points in between. Current Profile opens with a free reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, January 11. The exhibition remains up through March 17. free admission

Ann Metzger National Biennial Exhibition

Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Feb. 23

The Ann Metzger National Biennial Exhibition is the St. Louis Artists Guild's commitment to contemporary art made real. Metzger was a longtime member of the Artists Guild, and she bequeathed money to the institution to fund cash prizes for working artists. The exhibition features art in all media by more than 50 artists from across the country. This year's show opens with a free reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, January 11, at the St. Louis Artists Guild (12 North Jackson Avenue, Clayton; www.stlouisartistsguild.org), and includes abstract art, figurative painting, sculpture and digital media. The Biennial remains on display through February 23. free admission

St. Louis Artists' Guild (map)
12 N Jackson Ave
Clayton
phone 314-727-6266
Ann Metzger National Biennial Exhibition

Canfield Drive

Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m., Sundays, 3 p.m. and Wednesdays, Thursdays, 7 p.m. Continues through Jan. 27

The civic protests following the killing of Michael Brown by a police officer will enter St. Louis history as an event as momentous as the Jefferson Bank Protests of the 1960s and the Dred Scott trial of the 1850s. But in the days after Brown's death, a long view of history wasn't possible. As international media crowded into Ferguson and tried to make sense of the region's troubled history with race, equal opportunity and community policing, it felt as if the facts changed daily. It's this tangle of news personalities and deadlines that informs Kristen Adele Calhoun and Michael Thomas Walker's new play, Canfield Drive. Two reporters with very different views of the story try to piece together the truth about what happened on a hot August day on a suburban street, while also trying to keep their own pasts from becoming part of the narrative. Calhoun and Thomas have spent four years working on the script with the St. Louis Black Repertory Company, which commissioned the play alongside the National Performance Network and 651 Arts. Canfield Drive is informed by first-person interviews with people from the metro area and from around the world, and it seeks to start conversations about race, culture, history, privilege and healing. The Black Rep presents the world-premiere production of Canfield Drive at Washington University's Edison Theatre (6445 Forsyth Boulevard; www.theblackrep.org). Performances are at 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday (January 9 to 27), and tickets are $15 to $45. $15-$45

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Edison Theatre (map)
6445 Forsyth Blvd.
Clayton
phone 314-935-6543
Canfield Drive

Monster Truck

Sat., Jan. 19, 8 p.m.

$15-$18

Blueberry Hill - The Duck Room (map)
6504 Delmar Blvd.
Delmar/ The Loop
phone 314-727-4444

Cherub

Sat., Jan. 19, 8 p.m.

w/ Mosie $20-$23

Delmar Hall (map)
6133 Delmar Blvd.
Delmar/ The Loop
phone 314-726-6161

My Infinite Sadness

Fri., Jan. 18, 8-10 p.m., Sat., Jan. 19, 8-10 p.m. and Sun., Jan. 20, 4-6 p.m.
darriousvarner@yahoo.com

When left alone in one's own mind, who is it that you are really talking to? Step into the subconscious of a person suffering with Depression. See the ups and downs, the twists and turns, the aches and pains that are living with mental illness. Playwright Darrious Varner introduces you to a whole new view of Depression with My Infinite Sadness. By personifying Depression, giving it a face and a voice, he shows just how hard the struggle can be, even on good days. There will be a 30 minute talk back after each show. 10.00

https://www.facebook.com/events/312747229307781/
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The Chapel (map)
6238 Alexander Dr
Clayton

Into the Third Dimension

Fri., Jan. 18, 6-8 p.m., Saturdays, 12-4 p.m. and Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Continues through Feb. 15
phone 314-719-3672
ehbrennan@fontbonne.edu

Fontbonne University Department of Fine Arts presents Into the Third Dimension, a free exhibition showcasing the works of 3D artists working in higher education. Pieces from professors and instructors from regional community colleges such as St. Louis Community College, St. Charles Community College, Jefferson College, Lewis & Clark Community College and Southwestern Illinois College will be featured. Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday, 12-4 p.m. This exhibit is free and open to the public. More information can be found at www.fontbonne.edu/gallery. FREE

http://www.fontbonne.edu/gallery
Fontbonne University Gallery of Art (map)
6800 Wydown Blvd.
Clayton
phone 314-889-1431
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