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Black History Month Films

Sun., Feb. 25, 2-4 p.m.
phone 314.721.0072
learn@slam.org
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Join us for a weekend of film in honor of Black History Month. $5 (Free for Members) Saturday, February 24, 2 pm The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 Reserve a ticket: http://bit.ly/2BdsW1G With contemporary audio interviews from leading African American artists, activists, musicians and scholars, The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 looks at the people, society, culture, and style that fueled an era of convulsive change Sunday, February 25, 2 pm I Am Not Your Negro Reserve a ticket: http://bit.ly/2ELUDP3 I Am Not Your Negro envisions the book James Baldwin never finished, a radical narration about race in America. $5 (free for Members)

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The Dark Crystal

Sun., Feb. 25, 2 & 7 p.m. and Wed., Feb. 28, 2 & 7 p.m.
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Jim Henson took his Muppets into an epic battle between the forces of good and evil, and all it got him was a cult classic. His 1982 fantasy film The Dark Crystal features beautiful world-building, amazing sets and a likably dorky hero in main character Jen, a Gelfling who believes he's the last of his kind. His master the Old One sends him out into the world to find the missing piece of the Dark Crystal, which could heal the schism between the evil Skeksis and the good Mystics and perhaps save the world. Jen encounters strange creatures, a female Gelfling and more adventure than he thinks he can stand. Fathom Events gets this beloved film back in theaters for a limited run. You can see it locally at 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday and Wednesday (February 25 and 28) at Marcus Theatres' Ronnie's Cinema + IMAX (5320 Lindbergh Boulevard; www.fathomevents.com). Tickets are $12.50. $12.50

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The Wizard of Oz

Sun., Feb. 25, 1 & 6:30 p.m.

Back when there were just three television channels, the Easter weekend broadcast of The Wizard of Oz was an annual event. It's not quite Easter yet, but who cares? In St. Louis, the Wizard returns for one full weekend of shows, live on stage. The whole gang is here — the Tin Man, the Scarecrow, good old Lion — trying to help Dorothy (and Toto) get back to Kansas and win a heart, some brains and courage in the process. Howard Arlen's great songs, the menace of the Wicked Witch of the West, the Munchkins — you know the story, and more than that, you love it. The Wizard of Oz is performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday (February 23 to 25) at the Fox Theatre (527 North Grand Boulevard; www.fabulousfox.com). Tickets are $35 to $105. $35-$105

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The Fox Theatre (map)
527 N. Grand Blvd.
St. Louis - Grand Center
phone 314-534-1111
The Wizard of Oz

Identi-TEA

Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through March 18

The humble teapot is a staple for ceramicists. They're functional and make good gifts (mothers love them), as well as allowing the artist to stretch creatively. A handle, a lid and a spout are the essential elements, but beyond that, anything goes. Identi-TEA: The Sixteenth Biennial Teapot exhibition at the Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design (6640 Delmar Boulevard, University City; www.craftalliance.org) features a wild and whimsical selection of teapots. The opening reception takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, January 12, and the show continues through March 18. The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. free admission

Global Moves: Americans in Chess Olympiads

Mondays, Tuesdays, Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sundays, 12-5 p.m. and Wednesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Continues through April 1

The Chess Olympiad is a biennial competition in which national teams compete for the title. America is the current holder, triumphing against 180 other nations to achieve the victory. It was our first win since 1976, and so the World Chess Hall of Fame takes this golden opportunity to honor the reigning champions. The exhibition Global Moves: Americans in Chess Olympiads is a celebration of America's current and past glories, with numerous historic chess artifacts being displayed — among them, a gold medal from the 2016 team. Grandmasters Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura, Wesley So, Ray Robson and Sam Shankland, who all played for the 2016 American team, will attend the opening reception, which takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight at the World Chess Hall of Fame (4652 Maryland Avenue; www.worldchesshof.org). Also on display is the Hamilton-Russell Cup, the trophy granted to the Olympiad's winning team. Global Moves continues through April 1. $3-$5 suggested donation

Postwar Prints and Multiples: Investigating the Collection

Mondays, Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through April 16

Like many collecting institutions, the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum (1 Brookings Drive; www.kemperartmuseum.wustl.edu) houses more art than it can easily display. As part of its continuing mission to bring stored pieces out for the public to enjoy, the Kemper presents its new exhibition, Postwar Prints and Multiples: Investigating the Collection. The exhibit draws on the wealth of printed artwork by a range of artists who rose to prominence during the twentieth century from a host of artistic movements. Among the artists represented by key works are Ellsworth Kelly, Claes Oldenburg, Man Ray, Meret Oppenheim, Roy Lichtenstein and La Monte Young. Postwar Prints and Multiples opens with a free reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, February 2, at the museum. The show remains on display through April 16, and admission is free. free admission

Trenton Doyle Hancock: The Re-Evolving Door to the Moundverse

Fridays, Saturdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Wednesdays, Thursdays, Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through April 22

Drawing inspiration from the morality tales of cartoons (a cat is always bad, but birds or mice are good; dogs also are heroes), comic books (equally flamboyant bad guys and good guys), video games and films, Trenton Doyle Hancock created his own private universe, one in which the Mounds (half-plant, half-animal, all-good living forest) and the Vegans (they eat Mounds!) endlessly battle it out for supremacy. Both Coonbear and Bringback, a henchman in a striped unitard, are part of the battle, because they're also some part of Hancock. Politics, race, class, identity and issues of social justice are hidden in these stories, just like Sun Ra's own fully scored space operas in the jazz world. Trenton Doyle Hancock: The Re-Evolving Door to the Moundverse is a collection of these drawings, sculptures and prints that show part of the eternal struggle of good and evil, right and wrong, moral and immoral. The Re-Evolving Door to the Moundverse opens with a free reception at 7 p.m. Friday, January 19, at Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (3750 Washington Boulevard; www.camstl.org). Hancock will discuss the Moundverse and his work at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 20. The show continues through April 22, and the gallery is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Admission is free. free admission

Blackbird

Sundays, 3 p.m. Continues through Feb. 25

Old lovers reunite in David Harrower's play Blackbird, but this get-together is far from a happy one. Una shows up at Ray's office and demands to speak with him about the way things between them ended. Ray would rather not, because he's made a new life for himself and doesn't want to ruin it. Una feels she's owed something from Ray, however — he did leave her when she was just twelve years old, and as an adult he should have handled it better. Blackbird is a tense (and potentially upsetting) play about uncomfortable subjects, and a happy end is not in store. St. Louis Actors' Studio presents Blackbird at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday (9 to 25) at the Gaslight Theater (358 North Boyle Avenue; www.stlas.org). Tickets are $30 to $35. $30-$35

The Humans

Thursdays, Fridays, 8 p.m., Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Saturdays, 4 & 8 p.m., Sundays, 2 & 7 p.m., Wed., Feb. 28, 1:30 p.m. and Fri., March 2, 8 p.m. Continues through March 4

Brigid Blake has invited the family to her place for Thanksgiving, despite her place being a basement apartment in New York's Chinatown. Her older sister is distracted, her parents are worried about the economy, her grandmother has Alzheimer's disease and drifts in and out of the gathering, and her trust-fund boyfriend is strangely attracted to all of these new people and their various real-world problems. Stephen Karam's Pulitzer Prize-winning play The Humans shows a regular working family come together, drive each other slightly crazy again and also realize what they have in each other. The Repertory Theatre St. Louis presents The Humans Tuesday through Sunday (February 9 to March 4) at the Loretto-Hilton Center (130 Edgar Road; www.repstl.org). Tickets are $18.50 to $89. $18.50-$89.50

Infected

Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. and Sun., Feb. 25, 2 p.m. Continues through Sept. 24

Albert Ostermaier's drama Infected centers on a lone day trader. He's under quarantine, and his mental health is swiftly deteriorating under his protracted isolation — or maybe it's his mysterious malady that's eating away at his brain? Whichever it is, he's definitely slipping free of reality; he's begun to think he caught his virus from the stock market itself, as he explains in a frantic monologue about his life, his work and his disease. Upstream Theater presents the American premiere of Infected, translated by Philip Boehm from Ostermaier's original German. Performances take place at 8 p.m. Thursday to Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday (February 9 to 24), with an additional 2 p.m. show on Sunday, February 25, at the Kranzberg Arts Center (501 North Grand Boulevard; www.upstreamtheater.org). Tickets are $25 to $35. $25-$35

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Kranzberg Arts Center (map)
501 N Grand Blvd
St. Louis - Grand Center
phone 314-533-0367
Infected

#1 in Civil Rights

Mondays, Wednesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through April 15

St. Louis' history as a wellspring of civil rights activism is deep and impressive. Dred and Harriet Scott's legal fight to be free, Mary Meachum's bold actions leading slaves to freedom across the Mississippi River, the Jefferson Bank protesters organizing to get access to better jobs, Percy Green and the daring VP Ball invaders who challenged St. Louis' powerful elite and the exclusionary nature of their private party — all of these people fought the good fight in St. Louis. #1 in Civil Rights, the new exhibition at the Missouri History Museum (Lindell Boulevard and DeBaliviere Avenue; www.mohistory.org) chronicles the history of the civil rights movement in the metro area through artifacts, historical photos, oral histories, art work and actors' performances. Every key moment in the black struggle for equality is covered up to the present day, with artifacts collected by the museum staff following the killing of Michael Brown and the resulting civil unrest in Ferguson playing a major role in the exhibit. #1 in Civil Rights opens on Saturday, March 11, and continues through April 15, 2018. Admission is free. free admission

Missouri History Museum (map)
Lindell Blvd. & DeBaliviere Ave.
St. Louis - Forest Park
phone 314-746-4599
#1 in Civil Rights

Yvonne Osei: Tailored Landscapes

Mondays-Wednesdays, Fridays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Thursdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Continues through March 4

Yvonne Osei takes over the Adam Aronson Fine Arts Center for her exhibition Tailored Landscapes — literally. Her large-scale photo installation occupies the length and breadth of the gallery, the two-year-old indoor gallery located at Laumeier Sculpture Park. The German-born artist has been photographing Laumeier throughout the past year; these images are then manipulated to create patterns reminiscent of the brightly patterned textiles of her Ghanian culture. Osei's manufactured figures comprise people observing the park’s sculptures, roads and the backdrop of greenery that surrounds Laumeier, but these elements only become apparent at close range. free admission

Brunchin' at The Dark Room

Sun., Feb. 25, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
phone 314-776-9550
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Brunchin’ at The Dark Room Every Sunday 11am – 1:30pm (unless otherwise noted) (No cover) Join a rotating cast of some of St. Louis’ finest musicians for live music brunches at The Dark Room. Pair fine tunes with our acclaimed brunch menu, served 10am-3pm. 2/4: Brunchin’ w/ The Bonbon Plot – RSVP 2/11: Brunchin’ w/ Grant Argent and Kara McAtee – RSVP 2/18: Brunchin’ w/ Tommy Halloran Band – RSVP 2/25: Brunchin’ w/ Montez Coleman Band – RSVP 3/4: Brunchin’ w/ Anita Jackson – RSVP no cover

The Dark Room (map)
3610 Grandel Square
St. Louis - Grand Center
phone 314-776-9550
Brunchin' at The Dark Room

In The Mood

Sun., Feb. 25, 2:30 p.m.

$39-$49

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Blanche M Touhill Performing Arts Center (map)
1 University Dr at Natural Bridge Road
North St. Louis County
phone 314-516-4949

In The Mood

Sun., Feb. 25, 2:30 p.m.
phone 314-516-4949
ticket@umsl.edu

IN THE MOOD is a celebration of the music of the 1930s & 40s - the Big Band era. It was the last time that all Americans were listening and dancing to the same kind of music. With the live sensational 13 piece String of Pearls Big Band Orchestra and the fabulous IN THE MOOD singers and dancers, the great melodies and lyrics that are still with us today are presented in a musical revue that is jazzy, sentimental, rhythmic, nostalgic and patriotic - all happening at the same time. $39-$49

https://www.touhill.org/events/detail/in-the-mood-1
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Blanche M Touhill Performing Arts Center (map)
1 University Dr at Natural Bridge Road
North St. Louis County
phone 314-516-4949
In The Mood
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