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Panoramas of the City

Through March 24

In a year in which the Missouri History Museum exhibition team has given us the stories of St. Louis' greatest civil rights freedom fighters and returned us to the glory days of Route 66, it would take something truly spectacular for the museum to outdo itself — and yet somehow it's done just that. The museum's new exhibition, Panoramas of the City, is as close to time travel as you can get without involving Morlocks. The show comprises seven floor-to-ceiling size images of scenes such as Charles Lindbergh speaking to a crowd of 100,000 people on Art Hill at his "welcome home" party and a 1920 march on Olive Street by the League of Women Voters. These massive photographs are joined by props and interactive media displays that give viewers a better understanding of the historical context of each scene. More than 60 panoramas of various sizes round out the exhibit, which will be on display from September 2 to March 24, 2019, at the Missouri History Museum (Lindell Boulevard and DeBaliviere Avenue; www.mohistory.org). free admission

Missouri History Museum (map)
Lindell Blvd. & DeBaliviere Ave.
St. Louis - Forest Park
phone 314-746-4599
Panoramas of the City

Muny Memories: 100 Years on Stage

Through June 2

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

Rachel Whiteread

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

Rachel Whiteread emerged on the London art scene in the "cool Britannia" era of the late '80s and early '90s. The country was doing well financially and culturally, and people were ready to buy contemporary art made by contemporary British artists. Whiteread established herself as a leading light with her casts of everyday objects, which solidified the negative space in, under and/or around them in materials such as wax, plaster, concrete and resin. House, Whiteread's massive, freestanding concrete cast of the interior of an entire three-story Victorian house, earned her the prestigious Turner Prize in 1993, making her the first woman to win. Rachel Whiteread, the new exhibition at the Saint Louis Art Museum, is a retrospective of the artist's career that showcases 96 objects. They range from the small Untitled (Pink Torso), a voluptuous form of the inside of a hot water bottle cast in pink dental plaster, to the expansive Untitled (Twenty-Five Spaces), translucent resin casts of the underside of various chairs and stools arrayed on a game-board-like grid. The exhibit is on display Tuesday through Sunday (March 17 to June 9) at the Saint Louis Arts Museum (1 Fine Arts Drive; www.slam.org), and tickets are $6 to $12 (but free on Friday). $6-$12

Printing Abstraction

Fridays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and Tuesdays-Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through March 31

Abstract art is a term that includes a wide variety of media: monochromatic color fields, hard-edged abstraction and its flat colors, and the sharply defined edges and optical illusions inherent in op-art's geometric forms. What links all of these styles together is that they are divorced from the traditional representation of physical objects. For its new exhibition Printing Abstraction, the Saint Louis Art Museum draws from its own holdings of abstract art created by printmakers. The show is something of an expansion of the museum's ongoing main exhibition, Graphic Revolution: American Prints 1960 to Now, in that it offers more examples of the printmakers' art and the key role it's played in the promulgation of abstract art. Printing Abstraction is on display from Tuesday through Sunday (November 30 to March 31) in galleries 234 and 235 of the Saint Louis Art Museum (1 Fine Arts Drive; www.slam.org). Admission is free. free admission

Currents 116: Oliver Laric

Fridays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and Tuesdays-Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through May 27

Austrian-born artist Oliver Laric creates work that explores image creation and repetition, which he displays on both the museum and gallery circuit and the online realm. For his new exhibition, Currents 116: Oliver Laric, he presents his video animation Betweenness, which features repurposed mushrooms, people, anime characters and some snippets of the CT scan of the Saint Louis Art Museum's mummy, Amen-Nestawy-Nakht, all morphing into animals. The cycle of looped video blurs all of these borrowed images together, which reveals their shared shapes and forms. Laric also sculpted his own version of Reclining Pan (long on display in the museum's gallery 236) using 3D scans of the original. He used the digital files to "print" sections of the sculpture in various materials on a 3D printer, which he then assembled. Currents 116: Oliver Laric is on display in galleries 249 and 250 from February 22 to May 27 at the Saint Louis Art Museum (1 Fine Arts Drive; www.slam.org). The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, and admission is free. free admission

St. Louis Earth Day Recycling Extravaganza

Sun., April 7, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
phone 314-282-7533
laura@stlouisearthday.org

Recycling Extravaganza. Sunday April 7th. 10 am - 2 pm. St. Louis Community College - Forest Park Campus, off Oakland Avenue.This is a massive hard-to-recycle collection event. For a list of items being collected, visit: https://www.stlouisearthday.org/recycling-on-the-go/recycling-extravaganza/ Free

Magical Realism: Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House

Fri., April 12, 7-8 p.m.
phone 314-822-8359
info@ebsworthpark.org

Hollyhock House was Frank Lloyd Wright’s first Los Angeles commission and an ode to the freedom and natural beauty of California. Built in 1921 for an oil heiress, its eclectic style combines Mayan Revival, Early Modernism, and Wright’s own Prairie Style. On Friday, April 12, Jeffrey Herr, Curator of Hollyhock, will speak about the magical Hollyhock House and its recent $4.3M restoration. Free

http://www.ebsworthpark.org
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CHARIS Concert - Cruisin' the Mighty Mississippi

Fri., April 26, 8 p.m. and Sat., April 27, 8 p.m.
phone 314-664-9340
cookingwithedna@gmail.com
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This concert takes listeners on a journey along the waters of America’s iconic river, with songs that celebrate the thrill of travel, the renewal of being on the water, and the landmark musical cities on the river’s winding path. The Mississippi flows through some of our richest musical geographies—from New Orleans jazz, to Memphis and St. Louis blues, to Prince’s hometown of Minneapolis. Song selections include “Louisiana 1927,” “Walkin’ in Memphis,” “Purple Rain,” and “Rescue Me,” by St. Louis R&B and soul singer/songwriter Fontella Bass. $17-20

https://charischorus.org
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Missouri History Museum (map)
Lindell Blvd. & DeBaliviere Ave.
St. Louis - Forest Park
phone 314-746-4599

St. Louis Earth Day Festival

Sat., April 27, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun., April 28, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
laura@stlouisearthday.org

30th Anniversary St. Louis Earth Day Festival. Saturday and Sunday April 27th-28th. 11 am - 5 pm. Free and open to the public. Muny grounds in Forest Park. Rain or Shine. Join in this community tradition to learn about sustainable products and services offered by local businesses and organizations, meet area non-profits that share Earth Day values, catch local musical acts and performance art, participate in a number of hands-on educational activities, and enjoy diverse cuisine featuring local, organic, vegetarian, and vegan options. Free

Unite for Bleeding Disorders Walk/5K

Sat., May 4, 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
phone 636-675-4911
jmcnamee@gatewayhemophilia.org
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@ Forest Park Cricket Field, Cricket Field, St. Louis, MO 63112
The Unite for Bleeding Disorders Walk/5K is the largest fundraiser for the Gateway Hemophilia Association (GHA) and includes breakfast, a DJ, a photo booth, a pinwheel ceremony, and fun for people of all ages! The Gateway Hemophilia Association is a nonprofit, community-based organization dedicated to the advocacy, education and support of families affected by bleeding disorders. All money raised at the Unite Walk goes to support families in our local community. $25.00

https://www.uniteforbleedingdisorders.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=692
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Gateway Children's Charity Derby Day Party

Sat., May 4, 4-7 p.m.
info@gatewaychildrenscharity.org

@ The Boathouse Forest Park, 6101 Government Drive, St. Louis 63110
Join Gateway Children's Charity for their annual Derby Day Party fundraiser to support excellent early childhood programs for kids growing up in underserved St. Louis communities. Wear your Derby best and enjoy live music, great food and drinks, and a silent auction while helping more children access the resources and supportive environments all kids need to thrive. ! $100 in advance, $125 at the door

https://www.gatewaychildrenscharity.org/events/
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Boathouse (map)
6101 Government Drive
St. Louis - Forest Park
phone 314-367-2224

Shakespeare in the Park: Love’s Labors Lost

Starts May 29. Tuesdays-Sundays, 8-10:30 p.m. Continues through June 23
phone 314-531-9800
info@sfstl.com
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‘Love’s Labors Lost’ is one of Shakespeare’s most dazzling and delightful comedies – and a brilliant study of the ways culture shapes romance. The show starts at 8:00 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday nights at Shakespeare Glen in Forest Park. Admission is free and open for all ages and pets. Shakespeare Glen opens at 6:00 pm, Green Show performances start at 7:00 pm, and 'Love’s Labors Lost' begins at 8:00pm. Free

http://sfstl.com/in-the-park
Shakespeare Glen (map)
Fine Arts Dr and Government Dr
St. Louis - Forest Park
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