Nov 30 Wednesday
On August 28, 2021, the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park will open St. Louis Sound, a new 6,000 square feet special exhibit that explores the history of popular music in St. Louis from the dawn of recorded sound in the late 1800s to the turn of the 21st century.
Nearly 200 artifacts will be on display from national stars, local legends, and important venues.
Artifacts on display are from the Missouri Historical Society Collections as well as over 100 objects on loan to the Missouri History Museum from individuals and other institutions.
Artifacts on display include:
The St. Louis tinfoil, recorded by Thomas Edison in 1878, the oldest playable recording of an American voice and the earliest known recording of a musical performance. In March 2021, the Library of Congress announced the “St. Louis tinfoil” is one of 25 “audio treasures worthy of preservation for all time” that will be inducted into their National Recording Registry.
Costumes from Treemonisha, ragtime legend Scott Joplin’s ill-fated opera
A dress and original theatre artifact of entertainer, French resistance agent, and civil rights activist Josephine Baker
Dress worn by Tina Turner on the Tonight Show
Artifacts from the Club Imperial, which hosted Ike Turner’s Kings of Rhythm and televised dance shows.
Guitars belonging to Chuck Berry, Jay Farrar, Jeff Tweedy, Albert King, and Mel Bay (who has taught millions to play the guitar)
Trumpets of Miles Davis and Clark Terry
Stage clothing of legendary artists like Little Milton, Luther Ingram, and the 5th Dimension
The piano of Henry Townsend, the St. Louis Blues Legend whose recordings span nine consecutive decades
Outfits from gospel stars David Peaston and Willie Mae Ford Smith
Fontella Bass’s gold record and Grammy nomination for “Rescue Me”
Artifacts from Mississippi Nights, including the stage floor that was played on by everyone from Kenny G to Nirvana
Stage clothing of The Welders, St. Louis’s 1970s all-female punk band
Artifacts from Bob Heil, who built sound systems for The Who and invented the Talkbox
A drum that symbolizes the racial divide in St. Louis’s 1920s jazz scene
Pieces from Gaslight Square, St. Louis’s nightlife center of the 1960s
In addition to incredible artifacts, St. Louis Sound will feature interactive maps of St. Louis musical hotspots, listenable song selections for every artist covered, archival film footage, and a trivia game for visitors to test their music history knowledge.
The Missouri History Museum will offer a wide range of exhibit-related programming throughout the duration of the exhibit, including the St. Louis Sound: LIVE series of free, live performances relating to the many artists featured in the exhibit.
St. Louis just can’t stay quiet. No matter the genre, style, or musical moment, this city has a huge story to tell.
St. Louis Sound is open at the Missouri History Museum from August 28, 2021, through January 22, 2023. Admission is free.
Green Door Art Gallery presents Picture. Book. featuring illustrations by internationally known illustrator and author, Mary Engelbreit. In 2022 without a deadline in sight, Mary decided to do one illustration for every book, poem and story that was important to her while growing up. Her goal was to try and recreate for herself the warm, fuzzy feelings she had reading certain stories as a child. It was a very personal project that will probably go on indefinitely for her. She hopes the results take you back to happy memories of your own childhood.Picture. Book. Art Exhibit includes drawings from 24 of her favorites, plus the original illustrations from her newest book, The Littlest Night Before Christmas. The artwork will be on display and available for sale November 2 – December 31, 2022.
Join us for the opening reception on Saturday November 5, 5:00 – 8:00 pm. For the first time in 3 years, Mary Engelbreit will make a personal appearance at one of her exhibits! You will have a chance to meet her while you view the exhibit. Signed books will be available for sale also.
Green Door Art Gallery’s 36 resident artists will also be exhibiting and selling artwork including fused glass, mosaics, watercolor, oil and acrylic paintings, collage, mixed media, wood, pottery, textile art, jewelry and more. Green Door Art Gallery is located at 21 N. Gore in Old Webster Groves. Hours: Wednesday thru Sunday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. www.greendoorartgallery.com (314) 202-4071
Green Door Art Gallery presents Face 2 Face, a portrait and figurative art exhibit, featur-ing watercolor collage portraits by Gail Crosson, mixed media portraits by Allisson Nor-fleet Bruenger, digital illustrations by Michael Plurad, portrait and figurative drawings by Douglas Simes, and silver and stone jewelry by Joe Bova Conti. The artwork will be avail-able for sale November 2 – December 31, 2022. Join us for the opening reception on Friday November 11, 5:00 – 8:00 pm.
Green Door Art Gallery’s 36 resident artists will also be exhibiting and selling artwork in-cluding fused glass, mosaics, watercolor, oil and acrylic paintings, collage, mixed media, wood, pottery, textile art, jewelry and more. Green Door Art Gallery is located at 21 N. Gore in Old Webster Groves. Hours: Wednesday thru Sunday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. www.greendoorartgallery.com (314) 202-4071
Glenda Hares Art Show Opening Night- Sat, Nov. 19: 5 - 7.
New original Acrylics, Watercolors, Collages, Florals, Landscapes and Still Lifes.
Meet Glenda during our wine and hors d'oeuvres Opening Night Artists Reception.
Glenda is an advanced colorist, adept in the use of highly intricate passages of color. Her compositions lure the eye to interesting arrays of shapes with a rare ability and forceful use of colored line for emphasis. Her negative space commands attention equal to the positive space, enhancing the focal point of each painting. One can almost smell the essence of these simple pleasures as they tantalize the senses, smite the heart, enchant the mind, and mesmerize the memory.
Glenda is a regionally recognized artist who has won numerous awards. Her watercolor and acrylic works are included in many private and corporate collections.
Show Runs November 19, 2022 – January 7, 2023
Wednesday, Nov. 16 to Friday, Dec. 16 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Guests are invited to pull up a seat in our Creative Commons and knit/crochet scarves that are in-the-works. Knit a couple rows or complete a scarf! First time knitter? No worries! Instructions are available to help guide you in contributing to these community-made pieces. All scarves will be donated to Covenant House.
Craft Alliance will also be collecting handmade items (hats, scarves, gloves and blankets) for Covenant House. Drop your donation off at Craft Alliance from November 16-December 16, 2022 and help us keep the community warm this winter!
The International Hall of Fame is pleased to welcome the 2022 Hall of Fame Inductees and Awardees. The Exhibition featuring the work of these trailblazing photographers and industry leaders will open on Saturday, November 5 following the Induction ceremony. Photographs from the honored artists will be on display through February 11, 2023 at the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum.
"The Lights” - an exhibition of holiday magic at Cedarhurst Center for the Arts in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. Open 5:00 to 9:00 pm each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from November 19 through December 31.
Immerse yourself in winter wonder with more than 1 million Christmas lights twinkling along a 3/4 mile walking trail through the heart of the museum’s 80-acre campus.
Roast s’mores, view the art galleries, enjoy seasonal beverages, food truck cuisine, and special holiday programs, plus capture the moments at unique photo stations along the way!
A SUPERSONIC HOLIDAY ROAD TRIP
Climb aboard your cosmic sleigh and join Santa on a mystical holiday invasion that is out of this world. Shoot past the sun, race among the stars and pass through Kris Kringle’s celestial portal where toys prepare for launch. Orbit around a team of astro elves hoverboarding through the cosmos as you enter the stratosphere of Santa City, where all the holiday magic happens. Hold on to your seat — you’re in for one stellar ride.
We hope you will join us as we light up the night to support our life-changing disability and community services. One of St. Louis' most unique and exciting events of the year, Festival offers an evening of dining and dazzling entertainment, including silent and live auctions. Since it's inception in 1983, this volunteer-driven event has raised nearly $10 million in support of Easterseals' services for people with disabilities.
Trumpeter and singer Dawn Weber and pianist Curt Landes play in duo format for this lounge show. Come break up your week and be entertained with their fun selections and their witty senses of humor! In the lounge from 7-9pm, $10 cover.