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Apology/Faustus and The Hunchback Variations

Thu., Sept. 20, 7-8:45 p.m., Fri., Sept. 21, 8-9:45 p.m., Sat., Sept. 22, 8-9:45 p.m., Thu., Sept. 27, 7-8:45 p.m., Fri., Sept. 28, 8-9:45 p.m. and Sat., Sept. 29, 8-9:45 p.m.
phone 314-799-5910
hanrahan.midnight@gmail.com

Two "absorbing, amusing" "witty, bizarre" "just plain weird" short plays by Mickle Maher. Two acclaimed Midnight Co. revivals. APOLOGY/FAUSTUS gives us Faustus on his final night apologizing for not standing up to evil, in the person of Mephistopheles. (Part of FAUSTival). THE HUNCHBACK VARIATIONS is a panel discussion with Beethoven and The Hunchback of Notre Dame trying to create Chekhov's illusive stage direction from The Cherry Orchard. A brilliant meditation on creative collaboration. $15

http://midnightcompany.com
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The Monocle (map)
4510 Manchester Ave
St. Louis - The Grove
phone 314-935-7003

Apology/Faustus and The Hunchback Variations

Starts Sept. 21. Fridays, 7 p.m. and Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through Sept. 29

What would you do if you knew with absolute certainty that you would not live through the night? Would you spend your last hours with loved ones, or maybe try to cram as much living as possible into the time you had left? In the case of Dr. Faustus, he's spending the time offering an apology to a crowd. The good doctor has been a bad man, looking the other way while evil flourished in the world. Evil here is personified by Mephistopheles, a servant of hell who waits until Faustus' time expires and the demon can take his soul. The Mickle Maher one-act play "An Apology for the Course and Outcome of Certain Events Delivered by Doctor John Faustus on This His Final Evening" is performed by Midnight Company at 7 p.m. Thursday and 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday (September 20 to 29) at the Monocle (4150 Manchester Avenue; www.midnightcompany.com) as part of Faustival. Following "Apology/Faustus" is another Maher one-act, "The Hunchback Variations," which sees Beethoven and the Hunchback of Notre Dame discuss their individual attempts to create "a mysterious sound," efforts hampered by the deafness of both men. Tickets for the double bill are $15. $15

The Monocle (map)
4510 Manchester Ave
St. Louis - The Grove
phone 314-935-7003
Apology/Faustus and The Hunchback Variations

Artful Messages

Wednesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Fri., Sept. 21, 5-9 p.m. Continues through Oct. 28
phone 314-402-1959
Greendoorartgallery@aol.com

Green Door art gallery proudly presents “Artful Messages” with a reception on Friday, September 21 from 5:00 - 8:00pm. Featuring Mary Engelbreit’s Original Calendar Drawings, Photo Realism Paintings by Alex Johnmeyer, Gary Beazley’s Transparent Watercolor Paintings, Manipulated Photos by Jerry Schmutz along with 30 other artists. They will be available from Sept 4 thru Oct 28, 2018. - 21 N. Gore, Webster Groves near St. Louis. Hours are Wednesday thru Sunday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm- Closed Monday and Tuesday www. Greendoorartgallery.com (314) 402-1959 Free

http://www.greendoorartgallery.com/
Green Door Art Gallery (map)
21 N. Gore Ave.
Webster Groves
phone 314-402-1959
Artful Messages

Biennial Faculty Exhibit

Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Oct. 9
phone 314-993-4040

The John Burroughs School fine arts faculty, all of whom are practicing artists, will exhibit their work in a mixed media show in the Bonsack Gallery. The opening reception is from 5:30 to 7:30 pm on Friday, August 24 in the gallery. The exhibit features work from Donya Allison (drawings and photographs), Ashley Oates (photograms), Mike Gesiakowski (sculpture), Jessica Hunt (sculpture), and Andrew Newman (photographs). Free

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

Birthday Blooms and Bubbly

Fri., Sept. 21, 7-9 p.m.
phone 618-580-5645
sarahestes.alicestable@gmail.com
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Come celebrate Alice's Table's birthday at 801 Fish! The festivities will start with a celebratory glass of champagne and a lesson from the restaurant's sommelier about the region and uniqueness of the champagne. You will then create your own floral arrangement, learning tips and tricks along the way. At the end of the evening you'll take home your own hand-crafted arrangement, some new champagne knowledge, and great memories with friends! Purchase tickets while they last! Ticket sales for this event will close September 17. $70

https://alicestable.com/host/profile/sarah-estes
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801 Fish (map)
172 Carondelet Plaza
Clayton
phone 314-875-9636
Birthday Blooms and Bubbly

Bonerama + Funky Butt Brass Band at Atomic Cowboy Pavilion

Fri., Sept. 21, 6 p.m.
phone 314-775-0775
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Jamo Presents FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 21 Bonerama w/ Funky Butt Brass Band Doors 6pm // Show 7:30pm $13 ADV // $16 Day Of Atomic Cowboy Pavilion | 21+ unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. Atomic Cowboy has seated dining inside until 10pm. Seating is first come first serve. Doors are 6pm unless stated otherwise, so come early, claim your spot and enjoy! Rain or Shine. Limited Seating Available. No Coolers. No Lawn Chairs. For ADA seating or to reserve a party of 20 or more in advance, email us at info@atomic-cowboy.com $13 ADV // $16 Day Of

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Atomic Cowboy Pavilion (map)
4140 Manchester Avenue
St. Louis - The Grove
phone 314-775-0775
Bonerama + Funky Butt Brass Band at Atomic Cowboy Pavilion

The Book of Moron

Thursdays-Saturdays, 8-10 p.m. Continues through Sept. 23
phone 314-534-1111

Robert Dubac’s newest Off-Broadway hit The Book Of Moron has been described as one of the most hilarious, intelligent and scorching satirical attacks on idiocracy since Mark Twain. Having been brainwashed by a culture that worships the Kardashians over character, delusion over truth, and selfies over self-effacement, Dubac begins his journey with a simple question: Who am I? What do I believe? What’s the point? Okay, that’s three questions but suffice to say, he has no answers. Just voices. Inner voices who come to life with precision and wit! $25 with promo code PLAZA

http://www.playhouseatwestport.com
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The Playhouse at Westport Plaza (map)
635 Westport Plaza
Maryland Heights
phone 314-469-7529

BookFest St. Louis

Fri., Sept. 21, 7 p.m. and Sat., Sept. 22, 10:30 a.m.
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Readers, start your ... glasses, maybe? BookFest St. Louis is back for a second year, with an impressive array of authors from all corners of the Dewey decimal system. Sally Field starts the party at 7 p.m. Friday, September 21, with a discussion about her new memoir, In Pieces, at the Chase Park Plaza (212 North Kingshighway; $37 for one person and one copy of the book). Day two gets underway Saturday, September 22, at 10:30 a.m., with A. LaFaye and Deborah Zemke hosting a children's storytime with costumed characters and photo opportunities at the Schlafly Branch of the St. Louis Public Library (225 North Euclid Avenue). It's off to the races after that, with panels ranging from Deborah Eisenberg, Rebecca Makkai, Anne Valentine and Lucy Jane Bledsoe discussing "Fresh Fierce Fiction" at noon to Michael Isikoff and Sarah Kendzior addressing the worst presidential election ever and authoritarian states in "Russian Roulette: Global Politics in the Age of Trump." If you're into spoken word, Cheeraz Gormon, Paul Tran and Jacqui Germain will be waiting for you at 2 p.m., and at 4 p.m. Wayétu Moore, Bethany Morrow and Marcia Douglas will get into the heady delights of magical realism and speculative fiction at "Alternate Realities: Re-Imagining the Past & The Future." The vast majority of the panels are free to attend, and it all takes place in the Central West End. Visit www.bookfeststl.com for a full schedule. most panels are free, but some events require a fee; check the website for details

Left Bank Books (map)
399 N Euclid Ave
St. Louis - Central West End
phone 314-367-6731
BookFest St. Louis

Cedar Lake Cellars' September Music Series

Fri., Sept. 21, 6-9 p.m., Sat., Sept. 22, 1-6 p.m., Sun., Sept. 23, 1-6 p.m., Sat., Sept. 29, 1-6 & 6-9 p.m. and Sun., Sept. 30, 1 p.m.
phone 636-745-9500
rochelle@brandveinpr.com

9/1, 1-4pm, Bacon, 6-9pm, Big Rain; 9/2, 1-4pm, The Retro Band; 9/8, 1-4pm, Retro Boogie, 6-9pm The Trilogy Band; 9/9, 1-4pm, The Double D; 9/14, 6-9pm, Country DJ; 9/15, 1-4pm Serapis, 6-9 pm Every Little Thing; 9/16, 1-4pm, Crossfire; 9/21, 6-9pm, Garden Party; 9/22, 1-6pm, Yacht Rockers; 9/23, 1-4pm, Retro Joe and the 8 Tracks; 9/29, 1-4pm Billy Peek, 6-9pm, The Trilogy Band; 9/30, 1-4pm, The Double D Free to those 21 years of age and older

http://www.cedarlakecellars.com
Cedar Lake Cellars (map)
11008 Schreckengast Road
Outstate MO
phone 636-745-9500
Cedar Lake Cellars' September Music Series

Cedar Lake Cellars' Trivia Night

Fri., Sept. 21, 7-10 p.m.
phone 636-745-9500
rochellebapr@aol.com

Cedar Lake Cellars, a year-round winery and event venue, will host a trivia night on Fri., Aug. 17. Doors open at 5 p.m., and the event is held from 7 to 10 p.m. Disc Jockey Debbie Quarternik from Travelin’ Tunes, which specializes in trivia nights, will serve as the evening’s host. The free event includes door prizes and giveaways for guests 21 years of age and older. Teams and individuals are welcome. Free to those 21 years of age and older

http://www.cedarlakecellars.com
Cedar Lake Cellars (map)
11008 Schreckengast Road
Outstate MO
phone 636-745-9500

Celebrity: An Exhibition of Paintings by Henryk Ptasiewicz

Through Oct. 6, 12-5 p.m.
phone 314-821-6241
media@outofthebluestl.com

Enjoy an outstanding collection of celebrities painted by one of St. Louis' most respected artists. Some are whimsical takes on classic icons, others are contemplative and reflective. All of these famous figures are painted with Ptasiewicz' characteristic brilliant and colorful brush strokes Free

http://outofthebluestl.com/portfolio/celebrity-an-exhibition-featuring-paintings-by-henryk-ptasiewicz/
OA Gallery (map)
101 W. Argonne Dr
Kirkwood
phone 314-821-6241
Celebrity: An Exhibition of Paintings by Henryk Ptasiewicz

Chinese Buddhist Art, 10th-15th Centuries

Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Sept. 30

Very rarely does an art exhibition include the actual wall an artist worked on, but the Saint Louis Art Museum does so for Chinese Buddhist Art, 10th-15th Centuries. A six-foot-by-four-foot section of a temple wall that has a painting of the Bodhisattva Akalokiteśvara (Guanyin) on one side is the focal point of the exhibition, and an exceptionally rare object. The show also includes four hanging scrolls, and a never-before-displayed painted, wooden sculpture of a seated arhat, the Buddhist term for a person who has achieved enlightenment. Chinese Buddhist Art, 10th-15th Centuries is open Tuesday through Sunday (March 30 to August 30) in gallery 225 of the Saint Louis Art Museum (1 Fine Arts Drive; www.slam.org). Admission is free. free admission

Crowns

Sundays, 3 p.m., Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. and Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. Continues through Sept. 23

Yolanda's older brother has just been slain on the streets of Brooklyn by a random act of violence. Before she can fully process the murder, her mother ships her off to family in South Carolina in hopes of saving at least one child. The transition is jarring, to say the least. Yolanda doesn't understand country living or the culture of the South, and she certainly doesn't understand her relatives' fascination with hats. But for this older, more religious generation, chapeaus are both a sartorial expression of style and grace and an absolute necessity if you're going to church — and you are going to church. As Yolanda begins to know her relatives — especially her grandmother, Mother Shaw — she learns about dressing well, history and her own culture. And with that knowledge comes the realization that you earn as much pride as you give yourself. The Black Rep throws open the doors on its 42nd season with Regina Taylor's play Crowns. Performances take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday (September 7 to 23) at Washington University's Edison Theatre (6445 Forsyth Boulevard; www.theblackrep.org). Tickets are $15 to $45, and now more than ever, dress to impress on opening night. $15-$45

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

David Dee & The Hot Tracks

Fri., Sept. 21, 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
Hammerstone's (map)
2028 S. 9th St.
St. Louis - Soulard
phone 314-773-5565
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