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The Jazz Edge Orchestra

Every fourth Sunday, 6-8:30 p.m.
phone 314-966-2739

Recognized as a dynamic, driving and versatile ensemble, TJEO delivers original charts combined with exciting contemporary R&B, soul and blues. Under the direction of Thomas Moore, its unmatched menu of rhythmic renditions yields great creativity and depth. TJEO has performed with giants Clark Terry, Lester Bowie, James Moody, Frank Foster, Oliver Nelson, Jr., Keyon Harrold, Russell Gunn, Denise Thimes, Frank Wess, Chuck Berry, Geri Allen, The Cunninghams, Wallace Roney and plenty more at venues like Powell Symphony Hall, The St. Louis Arch, and St. Louis Science Center. $10 cover
Kirkwood Station Brewing Company (map)
105 E. Jefferson Ave
phone 314-966-2739
The Jazz Edge Orchestra

DJ Mahf:

Tuesdays, 10 p.m.

From the 2013 RFT Music awards: DJ Mahf works from some place in his brain that pumps out enough enthusiasm to make his work look easy. Performing with a chilled zeal, the Indyground DJ interplays dense minutes of thumping samples with crackling movie clips and fine-tuned, one-and-two-handed scratches. He has already banged around Kansas City's spirited Middle of the Map Festival with labelmate Brett Gretzky, crossed the northern American border and cut and pasted for Red Bull's Thre3style competition this year. Whether live or replayed through Indyground's streaming footage, Mahf exudes the enjoyment he feels: In tempo he bobs at the waist, moving faster in the moments when he is inundated with the floor's energy, always looking pleased. It is Mahf's obvious enjoyment of his craft that puts his sets so squarely in the spotlight. free

Pin-Up Bowl (map)
6191 Delmar Blvd.
St. Louis - Forest Park
phone 314-727-5555
DJ Mahf

#1 in Civil Rights

Mondays, Wednesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through April 15, 2018

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; 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

Q in the Lou

Sun., Sept. 29, 4-9 p.m., Mon., Sept. 30, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. and Tue., Oct. 1, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Have no fear: The organizers of Q in the Lou assure you that they're going ahead with the third year of the smoked meat festival. With 18,000 pounds of flesh ready to enter the pit, they expect large and hungry crowds, so don't disappoint them. This year's Q in the Lou takes place from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday (September 29 to October 1) at Kiener Plaza (Seventh and Market streets; Admission is free, but bring your wallet, because everybody's selling what they smoke. This year's designated "Legends of the Pit" include Sugarfire's Mike Johnson and Christina Fitzgerald, Skip Steele of Pappy's and Bogart's fame, Mississippi's father/daughter two-fer Garry Roark and Leslie Scott Roark, and Marlando "Big Moe" Cason of Des Moines' Ponderosa BBQ. There will be live music all three days, VIP options and even master class sessions if you want to learn from the best. free admission

Flashback Fridays at Noir Nightclub! 80's and 90's Party Tracks All Night! 3 for 1 Drinks!

Fridays, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
phone 314-899-0881

@ Noir Nightclub, 808 N Collins St Saint Louis, MO 63102
Noir is a new twist on classic Saint Louis Nightlife and Fridays are all about Flashbacks! Featuring DJ Stan The Man party the night away in our upscale nightclub to the best party tracks of the 80's and 90's! Plus 3 for 1 well drinks, 2 for 1 calls and ladies free wells until 11pm! $5 and up
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Flashback Fridays at Noir Nightclub! 80's and 90's Party Tracks All Night! 3 for 1 Drinks!

Steve McCurry: The Importance of Elsewhere

Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Feb. 3, 2018

Photographer Steve McCurry created an iconic image with his portrait of a young Afghani girl and her haunting, bottomless eyes, which stared down his lens and seemingly into the innermost chamber of your heart. But that photograph isn't the extent of McCurry's work. For almost 40 years he has been traveling the world, photographing people in India, the temples of Angkor Wat, burning oil fields in Kuwait, and indeed, even an entire series on the striking eyes he spots in people's faces the world over. Steve McCurry: The Importance of Elsewhere, the new exhibition of his work at the Sheldon (3648 Washington Boulevard;, features 37 photographs made by McCurry during his journey. The exhibit opens with a free reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, October 6. The show continues through February 3, 2018, and the gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free. free admission

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The Sheldon (map)
3648 Washington Blvd.
St. Louis - Grand Center
phone 314-533-9900
Steve McCurry: The Importance of Elsewhere

Kader Attia: Reason's Oxymorons

Mondays, Wednesdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Jan. 8, 2018

Human beings' adaptability is what allows people to gradually come to terms with catastrophic change and trauma. In the Western world, we consider it possible for someone who has experienced a tragedy to "heal," thereby erasing a wrong. But the non-Western world doesn't always believe that disaster can be plastered over. In some countries, the scars and imperfections are celebrated. These conflicting ideas of past damage are the inspiration for French-Algerian artist Kader Attia's exhibition Reason's Oxymorons. Attia interviewed and filmed historians, storytellers, philosophers and ethnographers from around the world discussing their cultural ideas of healing psychic damage. These films are then continuously played on an array of televisions placed throughout a maze of gray cubicles. The viewer can pass from cube to cube, gaining exposure to previously foreign worldviews. Kader Attia: Reason's Oxymorons opens with a free public reception from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum on the Washington University campus (1 Brookings Drive; The show remains up through January 8, and the museum is open every day except Tuesday. free admission

St. Charles Christmas Traditions

Saturdays, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Sundays, 12-5 p.m. and Wednesdays, Fridays, 6-9 p.m. Continues through Dec. 24

With Thanksgiving officially out of the way, we progress on to (sigh) Christmas (look, I don't make the rules). If you're a fan, there's only one place you should be: St. Charles Christmas Traditions. Historic downtown St. Charles harkens back to an earlier generation's Christmas, with chestnut roasters, carolers and costumed Santas from around the world wandering its brick streets. Following the opening ceremony at 11 a.m. Friday, November 24, at Frontier Park (First Capitol Drive and South Riverside Drive;, the Santas partake in a parade with their seasonal friends (the parade is repeated at 1:30 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday 'til Christmas). The Cobblestone Wassailers sing after the parade, followed by the Land of Sweets dance party. You can get in a little shopping or just soak up the atmosphere. St. Charles Christmas Traditions continues from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Friday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday through December 24. Those Wednesday nights are also Krampusnachts, when Krampus, the Mouse King and Belsnickel make their appearances — bring your naughty kids and it'll straighten 'em up quickly, before it's too late. Admission is free. free admission

Balentine's Presents: Danbury Street

Fridays, 7-10 p.m.
phone 314-833-4339

@ Balentine's Restaurant and Bar, 1801 Park Avenue St Louis MO 63104
Danbury Street is an instrumental jazz band that features jazz standards, with an emphasis on rhythmic variety. We perform straight-ahead and soul jazz, swing, latin, blues, ballads and more. free
Balentine's Presents: Danbury Street

A Brunch of Tunes

Sundays, 11-1 a.m. Continues through Dec. 31
phone 314-647-7287

Enjoy live traditional Irish instrumental music from Mischief, along with great breakfast food & cocktails. free admission
Pat Connolly Tavern (map)
6400 Oakland Ave.
St. Louis - Dogtown
phone 314-647-7287
A Brunch of Tunes

Mark Dew:

Wednesdays, Fridays-Sundays, 8 p.m.

To walk into the Hideaway is to enter a place that seems frozen in time, where the dozen or so seats around the piano are packed with your grandparents' friends, decked out in chunky jewelry and tilted fedora hats. Ostensibly, they're here to listen to Mark Dew play — he's here Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights — but you're just as likely to hear one of those old-timers sitting around the piano trill Charlie Rich's "The Most Beautiful Girl." And when Dew finally has his turn at the mic, he'll say something humble, like, "I apologize; it should have been in the key of F." No matter. Dew is the conductor of this time-traveling train, and everyone's on board. Dew, who is blind, has been the piano man here for nearly a quarter-century and jokes that the best part about working here is, well, getting paid. He marvels at the younger set trickling in and its knowledge of the Cash and Sinatra songbooks: "The more the crowd gets into it, the more I play," Dew says. And that's enough to keep him around. "I'm not quite ready to be out to pasture," he says. "Yet." free

Wednesday Night Jazz Crawl

Wednesdays, 5-11 p.m. Continues through Dec. 27

Introducing your next Wednesday Night Tradition. Enjoy three FREE jazz locations all night at Grand Center all within walking distance. Magnolia Café and The Stage at KDHX, 5-7pm; Kranzberg Arts Center, 7-9pm; Jazz Sessions at Curtain Call Lounge in the Fabulous Fox, 8-10pm; 7:30-8:45pm & 9:30-10:45pm Live Jazz at the Bistro performances featuring local and national talent via simulcast at Nancy’s Jazz Lounge; The Dark Room (+21), 9-11pm; Free for all ages. Free
The Stage at KDHX (map)
3524 Washington Ave
St. Louis - Grand Center
phone 314-925-7543, ext. 815
Wednesday Night Jazz Crawl

The Christmas Killer Murder Mystery Dinner Theater

Fridays, Saturdays, 7-10 p.m. Continues through Dec. 30
phone 314-664-8024

Join us for an exciting evening of murder, mystery and mayhem at the best Christmas comedy dinner theater show in town. Enjoy a fantastic three-course dinner at the famously haunted Lemp Mansion and figure out who-dun-it during The Christmas Killer! There’s trouble at the North Pole as Chatty Cathy organizes her Annual Misfit Toy Banquet at the Famously Haunted Lemp Mansion in St. Louis, Mo. The elves are disgruntled, the reindeer resent Rudolf and the misfit toys are, well, misfits. Kooky characters and slimy swindlers will abound at this goofy Christmas spinoff featuring all of your favorite Classic Christmas Characters. When group like this gets together, it’s almost inevitable that somebody ends up “stuffed”. Can you follow the clues and figure out who-dun-it? Was it you? Let the finger pointing begin at this wildly interactive Jest Murder Mystery Company Show! Parts will be passed out at the door and guests can participate as much or as little as they would like too. Seats are just $52.95 per person and include a house dinner salad, country fried chicken with white gravy, mashed potatoes, vegetables, dessert, wines served with the entrée, coffee and tea. Cash bar available. Call 314-664-8024 for more details and to make your reservations. Seats are just $52.95 per person
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9th Annual Funky Butt Brass Band Holiday Brasstravaganza

Fri., Dec. 15, 9 p.m. and Sat., Dec. 16, 9 p.m.


Off Broadway (map)
3509 Lemp Ave.
St. Louis - South City
phone 314-498-6989

Threads of Society: American Quilts and the Stories They Tell

Wednesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sundays, 12-4 p.m. Continues through Dec. 31
phone 314-421-4689

Far more than just bed covers, quilts were made with careful consideration. Commemorating personal events, remembering friends, broadcasting status and displaying skill, quilts oftentimes provided details of a woman’s life which would have otherwise been lost to time. They act as important representations of the American spirit in art, worthy of recognition and regard. Motifs and practices shown throughout the history of fine art can be found in abundance in these carefully crafted textiles, both as a continuance of past styles and as a precursor to artistic movements that would not be popularized for decades to come. Adults: $10, Children 7-16: $5
Field House Museum (map)
634 S. Broadway
St. Louis - Downtown
phone 314-421-4689
Threads of Society: American Quilts and the Stories They Tell
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