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Golf the Galleries

Sundays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and Mondays-Fridays, 12-8 p.m. Continues through Aug. 11
The Sheldon 3648 Washington Blvd., St. Louis St. Louis - Grand Center

Buy Tickets$6-$10 to play, free for spectators


Miniature golf, that salve for many a dull summer night, returns to the Sheldon Galleries (3648 Washington Boulevard; www.thesheldon.org) this summer, with creative and challenging holes designed by artists. The indoor golf course will fill the Sheldon's second floor, providing a welcome respite from the summer heat.

Golf the Galleries officially opens Saturday, June 1, with nine all-new holes. Justin King, creator of last year's recycled cardboard fantasia Serengeti Park, will be back with a new hole that's again made of old cardboard. King's Kraken's Cove has a giant octopus and other sea life; players must thread their ball through the creature's tentacles to sink their putt. Master puppeteer and theater scene designer Ryan Marshall will offer The Little Foxes, a scaled-down version of the Fox Theatre, starring marionette versions of Louis Laclede and a skulk of tiny foxes. And Constance Vale, architectural director of the Factory of Smoke and Mirrors, will offer The Mat, the Tapestry and the Magic Carpet, which inverts the golf course. Carpeted surfaces travel up the wall and are suspended above the floor, so that the playing surface becomes the obstacle.

Golf the Galleries will be open from noon to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 1 to August 11. The last tee time is one hour prior to closing.

It's free to walk through the course, and $6 to $10 to play. Tee times are first come, first served. Group rates and private rentals are also available; call 314-533-9900.

314-533-9900

Poetics of the Everyday: Amateur Photography 1890-1970

Fridays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and Tuesdays-Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Aug. 25


Portable cameras democratized photography. Once anybody could carry a camera with them, photography became a hobby as well as an art. Poetics of the Everyday: Amateur Photography 1890-1970, the new exhibition at the Saint Louis Art Museum (1 Fine Arts Drive; www.slam.org), features 110 works by unknown moms and dads. They show children, landscapes, family gatherings and of course the family dog, with often unintentional effects such as the dreaded double exposure. Despite being made by strangers, the images of family vacations and candid shots have a familiarity that makes them universal. Poetics of the Everyday is on display in galleries 234 and 235 from Friday, April 26, to August 25. Admission is free. 314-721-0072

Printing the Pastoral: Visions of the Countryside in 18th-Century Europe

Fridays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and Tuesdays-Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Dec. 1


The consumers of middle- and upper-class society in the eighteenth century developed a passion for rural scenes of traditional country life, just as the introduction of copperplate printing to the textile industry made it possible to produce fabrics with intricately detailed scenes printed upon them. Textile factories began churning out yards of fabric with shepherds, village fêtes and strolling couples for a market that could afford to buy them as furniture coverings, bedding and curtains. Printing the Pastoral: Visions of the Countryside in 18th-Century Europe, an exhibition at the Saint Louis Art Museum, includes numerous examples of the craft, several of which have never before been shown at the museum. The centerpiece of the exhibit is a reconstructed bed with printed bedding and curtains. Printing the Pastoral continues through December 1 in gallery 100 at the Saint Louis Art Museum (1 Fine Arts Drive; www.slam.org). Admission is free. 314-721-0072

Conserving the Panorama of the Monumental Grandeur of the Mississippi Valley

Tuesdays. Continues through July 30


Before the advent of film, the only way to see the parts of America where you didn't live was through an artist's representation. Enterprising artists such as Irish immigrant John J. Egan realized that if you could recreate in a painting the feeling of traveling through the country, audiences would pay to see it. The result were the geographic panoramas of the nineteenth centuries, immense paintings mounted on pairs of rollers. Crowds purchased tickets to see these spooling paintings (some of which were hundreds of feet long) unroll to reveal the natural wonders of America. Egan's Panorama of the Monumental Grandeur of the Mississippi Valley is a 350-foot piece of fabric that features 25 individual scenes of life along the Mississippi River in the mid-1800s. The Saint Louis Art Museum in Forest Park (www.slam.org) currently owns the panorama and has it set up in Sculpture Hall on a pair of metal drums controlled by a custom-built motorized system. Unfortunately the constant unfurling of this brilliant work of art degraded its surface. Eight years of diligent work by museum art conservators have restored numerous panels to their original glory, and now only three damaged panels remain. A team of conservators is at work on those final bits even now. Visitors are able to observe their work, and ask questions of conservators, at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays in July. 314-721-0072

Paul Gauguin: The Art of Invention

Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Sept. 15


While Paul Gauguin is perhaps best known for his lush paintings of Tahiti, he was an inveterate experimenter (as most artists are). Gauguin's prodigious output in all media is showcased in the new exhibition at Saint Louis Art Museum (1 Fine Arts Drive; www.slam.org), Paul Gauguin: The Art of Invention. Built around a loan of 55 pieces by Danish institution Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, The Art of Invention includes examples of Gauguin's early Impressionist works, woodcarvings, prints, sculptures and writings. It includes a rare edition of the artist's manuscript Modern Thought and Catholicism, which was gifted to the museum by actor and art collector Vincent Price. The Art of Invention is on display in the main exhibition gallery Tuesday through Sunday (July 21 to September 15). Admission is $6 to $15, and free on Fridays. 314-721-0072

Grease

Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Aug. 18
Robert G. Reim Theatre 111 S. Geyer Road, Kirkwood Kirkwood


The Jim Jacobs/Warren Casey musical Grease is a loving tribute to the music of the 1950s and the golden age of teenage hijinks. The T-Birds are all about girls, cars and some light troublemaking. The Pink Ladies are their gals of choice, but that changes for de facto leader Danny Zuko when his summer crush, Sandy, enrolls in Rydell High with him. Danny pretended to be sophisticated and mature with Sandy, and the T-Birds aren't. Will Danny change to win back Sandy? The T-Birds hope not, but stranger things have happened. Stages St. Louis presents Grease Tuesday through Sunday (July 19 to August 18) at the Robert G. Reim Theatre (111 South Geyer Road; www.stagesstlouis.org). Tickets are $25 to $65.

Biennial Faculty Exhibition

Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Aug. 18
Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design 6640 Delmar Blvd., University City Delmar/ The Loop


Several generations of children have gained valuable hands-on experience with art at the Craft Alliance. From ceramics to hot glass to textiles to comic book creation, untold numbers of kids have taken their first serious creative steps there. It is the Craft Alliance's teachers — artists all — who have made all of that possible. The Biennial Faculty Exhibition showcases the work of those educators, and it features a wealth of items from metalsmithing to painting. The Biennial opens with a free reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 12, at the Craft Alliance in the Delmar Loop (6640 Delmar Boulevard; www.craftalliance.org). The gallery is open Tuesday through Sunday, and the exhibit continues through August 18. 314-725-1177

Footloose the Musical

Through July 24, 8:15 p.m.
The Muny Forest Park, St. Louis St. Louis - Forest Park


All new kid in town Ren McCormack wants to do is dance, but that's not allowed in the small town of Bomont, thanks to the Reverend Moore. Moore's daughter, Ariel, is intrigued by this brash hoofer, but her loutish boyfriend Chuck likes that even less than her father does. What's a kid from the big city have to do to break free? Footloose the Musical is based on the teen flick from the 1980s, and features several of the big hits from the film ("Footloose," "Holdin' Out for a Hero," "Let's Hear it for the Boy"). The Muny presents Footloose at 8:15 p.m. Thursday through Wednesday (July 18 to 24) at the Muny in Forest Park (www.muny.org). Tickets are $15 to $105. 314-361-1900

Naked Mike

Tue., July 30, 7-11 p.m.
Hammerstone's 2028 S. 9th St., St. Louis St. Louis - Soulard


Live Music is Better 3147735565

UHY St. Louis Junior

Through July 25, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Country Club at the Legends 625 Legends Parkway, Eureka Eureka


Junior golfers from across the globe will hit in the links July 22 through 25 for the UHY St. Louis Junior at The Legends Country Club in Eureka, Mo. The championship will feature boys and girls ages 12 to 19 from throughout the U.S. and abroad. Twenty-two states and seven countries were represented in the 2018 championship. This is UHY’s second year serving as the title sponsor of the American Junior Golf Association’s (AJGA) junior championship at The Legends. As the official accounting firm of the AJGA, UHY serves as the title or presenting sponsor of seven AJGA championships. (770) 868-4200

Golf the Galleries

Sundays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and Mondays-Fridays, 12-8 p.m. Continues through Aug. 11
The Sheldon 3648 Washington Blvd., St. Louis St. Louis - Grand Center

Buy TicketsTickets are $10 adults / $6 children; Sheldon members: $8 adults / $4 children


This playable, artist-designed, nine-hole mini golf installation will again be situated in the beautiful Sheldon Art Galleries space, and is designed to be inclusive, family-friendly and accessible. The nine unique mini golf holes are designed by St. Louis area artists, architects and other creatives. 314-533-9900

Paul Kuchno: A Walk in the Park

Sundays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and Mondays-Fridays, 12-8 p.m. Continues through Aug. 11
The Sheldon 3648 Washington Blvd., St. Louis St. Louis - Grand Center

Buy TicketsFree


A selection of paintings and prints of golf courses from St. Louis and around the world by Paul Kuchno will be on view in the 2nd floor galleries during Golf the Galleries. Kuchno’s works have been featured on the covers of A Tribute to Golf by Thomas P. Stewart and Arnold Palmer, and Fine Art of America’s Fairways by Michael E. Ventola, Jr. He attended The American Academy of Art in Chicago and has taught watercolor classes at Liga Estudiantes de Arte de San Juan in Puerto Rico. 314-533-9900

ExerStart

Tuesdays, Thursdays, 10-10:45 a.m. Continues through Aug. 29

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Title: ExerStart Description: ExerStart is a low-intensity exercise class for people who are looking to add more activity to their lives using resistance bands while standing or seated. This class encourages adults 50+ to be active so they can do the things they want and need to do. Date: Tuesday/Thursday, May 2-Aug 29 Sessions: 34. No class July 4. Time: 10:00-10:45 Event Location: New Northside Family Life Center 5939 Goodfellow Boulevard St. Louis, MO, 63147 Fee: Free To Register: Call 314-862-4859 ext. 24 314-862-4859 ext.24

Story Patterns

Sundays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and Mondays-Fridays, 12-8 p.m. Continues through Aug. 11
The Sheldon 3648 Washington Blvd., St. Louis St. Louis - Grand Center

Buy TicketsFree


This exhibit features the results of a Master Class workshop with students from Grand Center Arts Academy led last fall by Cameroonian artist, Severin Pelekara, whose work was on view in the Konneker Gallery from October 2018 to April 2019. 314-533-9900

Balinese Art

Through Sept. 22, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.


Balinese Art features a selection of rich and varied works of art produced in Bali, Indonesia during the 20th century. Bali’s visual and performing arts reflect the Hindu religious beliefs of its people that are distinct from the predominantly Islamic culture found elsewhere in Indonesia. Artists drew inspiration from nature, village life, and narratives from Hindu epics and local tales. The installation includes eight paintings and two ceremonial masks used for the central figures in the giant puppet dance known as Barong Landung, which may still be experienced today. Gallery 225 is devoted to the periodic rotation of Asian art 314.721.0072

Paul Gauguin: The Art of Invention

Through Sept. 15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.


Journey through the fascinating progression of Paul Gauguin’s artistic career, from his early Impressionist paintings to his iconic works from Brittany and Tahiti to his exploration of ceramics and sculpture. This exceptional display of ninety artworks, many of which have never before been seen in St. Louis, unveils Gauguin’s experimental and innovative artistic nature. The exhibition is presented in partnership with the distinguished Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek in Copenhagen. 314.721.0072

Conserving the Mississippi Panorama: Curator Talks and Conservator Talks

Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. and Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Continues through July 31


Watch conservators complete an extensive restoration of Panorama of the Monumental Grandeur of the Mississippi in Sculpture Hall. The panorama was used in the 19th century as a form of entertainment that was scrolled from one roller to another to animate 25 painted scenes. Conservation is expected to continue through July. During this treatment, visitors are encouraged to watch the conservators at work. Follow our progress at #ConservingthePanorama. Curator Talks will explore this unique work of art and the stories it tells. Conservator Talks will examine the process and techniques involved in conserving it. 314.721.0072

James Beard Foundation's Blended Burger Project

Through July 31
Juniper 4101 Laclede Ave, St. Louis St. Louis - Central West End


Juniper’s executive chef Glenister Wells is bringing his ‘A’ game for the James Beard Foundation's Blended Burger Project! From now until July 31, Juniper is serving a more delicious, nutritious and sustainable burger with at least 25% fresh mushrooms. Juniper’s Duxelles and Swiss Burger is made with two-four oz. smashed patties (60% Ozark Forest Mushrooms and 40% Crooked Creek Beef), Kentucky Moon Swiss cheese, aioli and spicy greens dressed in a pickle vinaigrette, all sandwiched between two house-made benne seed buns and served with a side of fries for $15. Vote for Juniper at http://bit.ly/2Wal3pA! 314-329-7696

Weekly Free Chess Lessons

Tuesdays, 5-7 p.m. Continues through Dec. 17
Apotheosis Comics 3206 S Grand Ave, St. Louis St. Louis - South Grand


Starting April 2nd and every Tuesdays from 5-7pm we’re offering FREE chess lessons with a 3 round G/20 tournament from 1 to 4 pm, every last Sunday of the month. That’s right – you can learn how to play chess right here at the shop! All you need to do is show up. No age restrictions, all levels of experience are welcome. 314.260.1689

Vaughn T. Davis, Jr.: Ascending Forms

Through Sept. 1, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
The Millstone Gallery at COCA 524 Trinity Ave., St. Louis University City


In a world fascinated and obsessed with height, flight, and constant progress, St. Louis artist Vaughn T. Davis, Jr. responds by calling attention to the idea, mechanics and feeling of ascension. For his first site-specific installation in the city, Davis has created a collection of vibrant geometric forms characterized by his signature cut out, frayed, ripped, shredded and sliced surface treatments of flatly pigmented and unprimed large-scale canvases. Opening reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 7. 314-725-6555

Grease

Saturdays, 4-6 p.m., Tuesdays-Saturdays, 8-10 p.m., Sundays, 7:30-9:30 p.m. and Thursdays, Sundays, 2-4 p.m. Continues through Aug. 18
Robert G. Reim Theatre 111 S. Geyer Road, Kirkwood Kirkwood

Buy Tickets$25 - $65


Welcome to Rydell High where Danny Zuko rules the school and, secretly, Sandy Dumbrowski’s heart after a summer fling ends in feelings that could last forever. Bursting with explosive energy, GREASE blends an irresistible mix of adolescent angst and electrifying All-American teen spirit as the 1950s come to life onstage in this pop-culture phenomenon. Bust out your poodle skirts and leather jackets as you hand-jive along to a roster of jukebox hits including “Hopelessly Devoted To You,” “Greased Lightnin’,” “You’re The One That I Want,” and “We Go Together.” Grease is a high octane rock ‘n roll party! 314-821-2407

LaBute New Theater Festival

Through July 28, 8 p.m.
Gaslight Theater 358 N. Boyle Ave., St. Louis St. Louis - Central West End

Buy from Ticketmaster30-35


St. Louis Actors’ Studio will produce the 7th “LaBute New Theater Festival". The Theater Festival will run at the Gaslight Theater, 358 North Boyle, home to St. Louis Actors’ Studio. Professional and High School Submissions were accepted October through December 2018. To be considered entries had to have no more than four characters, and be crafted specifically to exploit our intimate performance space (18' x 18' stage). Changes in scenery or setting should be achievable in a few seconds and with few major set moves. Our focus is on fundamental dramaturgy: plot, character, theme. Professional, new, previously unproduced one act 314-458-2978

Jaws: The Parody

Wed., July 24, 8 p.m., Thu., July 25, 8 p.m., Fri., July 26, 8 & 10:30 p.m. and Sat., July 27, 8 & 10:30 p.m.
Regional Arts Commission 6128 Delmar Blvd., University City Delmar/ The Loop


Steven Spielberg's Jaws was the first of the huge summer blockbusters, which is why it's perfect for the intentionally low-budget paws of Magic Smoking Monkey. The theater company specializes in recreating (sorta) a film live on stage in about 60 minutes. The bigger the original's special effects budget, the funnier the Magic Smoking Monkey version becomes, thanks to cardboard sets, dollar-store props and the actors' wild-eyed willingness to try anything for a laugh. Performances of Jaws: The Parody are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday (July 19 to 21), 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday (July 24 and 25) and at 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday (July 26 to 27). The Regional Arts Commission (6128 Delmar Boulevard; www.stlshakespeare.org) stands in for the beach town of Amity Island, and tickets are $10 to $15. 314-863-5811

Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis' Summer Exhibitions

Thursdays, Fridays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Aug. 18


The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis' summer exhibitions open at 7 p.m. Friday, May 17, and there are some heavy hitters involved. Lawrence Abu Hamdan is a finalist for this year's Turner Prize for his exhibition Earwitness Theatre (which CAM co-commissioned with several other institutions), which incorporates the artist's audio analysis of Saydnaya prison in Syria, site of numerous humanitarian abuses, a soundbooth and groups of objects Abu Hamdan uses as mnemonic devices to facilitate reenactments of crimes. Photographer Paul Mgapi Sepuya receives his first major museum survey thanks to CAM. Sepuya's images jumble and reorder the human body, while also revealing the mechanics of photography. Cameras are often a central figure in his work, while tripods, backdrops and lighting show up in his collages. Avoiding digital manipulation, Sepuya's work is about the importance of touch and contact, both between his subjects and his materials. Both shows remain on display at CAM (3750 Washington Boulevard; www.camstl.org) through August 18, and admission is free. 314-535-4660

Red Cross Blood Drive

Wed., July 24, 2:30-7:30 p.m.


When the letters A, B, and O vanish from everyday life, the gaps are striking. And when A, B, and O blood types are missing from hospital shelves, patients cannot receive the lifesaving care they need. Missing blood types can delay surgeries and critical care for patients in need. During the past four years, new Red Cross donors have declined by about 80,000 each year. Help fill the missing A’s, B’s and O’s this summer by supporting the #MissingType campaign and inspiring people to give blood. 314-516-5968

The Funeral Portrait

Wed., July 24, 6:30 p.m.
Fubar 3108 Locust St, St. Louis St. Louis - Midtown

Buy Tickets$12


314-289-9050

Paul Bonn & The Bluesmen

Wed., July 24, 7 p.m.
BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups 700 S. Broadway, St. Louis St. Louis - Downtown


314-436-5222

Asking Alexandria

Wed., July 24, 7:30 p.m.
The Ready Room 4195 Manchester Ave, St. Louis St. Louis - Tower Grove


314-833-3929

Van Hunt

Wed., July 24, 8 p.m.
Old Rock House 1200 S. 7th St., St. Louis St. Louis - Soulard

Buy Tickets$18-$20


314-588-0505

Bottom Bracket

Wed., July 24, 8 p.m.
The Sinkhole 7423 South Broadway, St. Louis St. Louis - South City


w/ Biff K’narly & The Reptilians, Distant Eyes, Overnighter 314-328-2309

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