October 2 -18, 2015

A CELEBRATION OF AMERICAN ARTS IN ST. LOUIS

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Art Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries
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Julie Malone: Luminous

Using the natural world as inspiration, Julie Malone creates colorful abstract compositions that exude energy, color and light. Painting on...

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Art Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries
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Invent a Musical Instrument – Selections from the Sheldon’s SOLID Program

A collaboration between The Sheldon, the St. Louis Science Center, St. Louis Public Schools, St. Louis Archdiocesan Schools, Grand Center...

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Walking Grand Center

Plans behind future Grand Center district projects are included in this exhibition, including the Great Streets project by Christner and...

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Our People, Our Land, Our Images

Twenty-six indigenous artists from North America, Peru, Iraq and New Zealand are featured in this distinctive exhibition, which includes newly...

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Larry Krone: The Best, Best Everything

The Sheldon Art Galleries presents the first major exhibition of works by multi-media artist Larry Krone in St. Louis since...

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Art St. Louis University Department of Fine and Performing Arts St. Louis University Department of Fine and Performing Arts
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Studio Art Faculty Exhibition

The Studio Art faculty at Saint Louis University will exhibit pieces from their bodies of work in the annual Faculty...

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Theater St. Louis University Department of Fine and Performing Arts St. Louis University Department of Fine and Performing Arts
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Trash Macbeth

By William Shakespeare (sort of…) Based in part on Shakespeare’s text, this is a semi-devised, ensemble-built, original content piece which...

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Fridays and Saturdays 8pm, Sunday at 2pm.
$7 - $10

Music Community Music School of Webster University Community Music School of Webster University
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Explore Music! TRADITIONAL AMERICAN

Enjoy the musical roots of American folk music and culture at Explore Music! TRADITIONAL AMERICAN with several music workshops, activities,...

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12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Art Museum of Contemporary Religious Art (MOCRA) Museum of Contemporary Religious Art (MOCRA)
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Painting Prayers: The Calligraphic Art of Salma Arastu

Drawing on her Hindu and Muslim background, and combining expertise in Arabic calligraphy with color field painting, Salma Arastu creates large, evocative...

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11:00- 4:00pm
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Art Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
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Back for a second year, CAM presents a silent auction featuring extraordinary work by more than 50 diverse and talented...

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8:00 pm - 12:00 am
$35 - $75

Literature Urb Arts Urb Arts
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Lyrical Therapy

Join UrbArts for Lyrical Therapy. Visit urbarts.org for all the detials! October 16, 7-10pm Fourteenth Street Mall 2600 North 14th Street...

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7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$5

Literature Urb Arts Urb Arts
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The Workshop: Writing / Performance Workshop & Open Mic

Artistic expressions cultivated, spontaneous free creations, free mentoring and open mic performing Check out urbarts.org for the details on the...

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6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Literature Urb Arts Urb Arts
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St. Louis Poetry Slam

Come on out for the St. Louis Poetry Slam in Old North! Friday, October 2, 7pm – 10pm $50 cash...

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7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$5

Music Webster Arts Webster Arts
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Autumn Music Series

This October, Webster Arts presents the first annual Autumn Music Series on the campus of Eden Theological Seminary. Join us...

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7- 8:30pm
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Art Old North St. Louis Restoration Group Old North St. Louis Restoration Group
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Blended Spirits Artist Talk

Enjoy an artist talk with Edna Patterson and Eugenia Alexander on October 15 as they discuss their ongoing exhibition Blended Spirits:...

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Music Old North St. Louis Restoration Group Old North St. Louis Restoration Group
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Kevin Lawerence, Old North Farmer’s Market Concert Series

Catch musician Kevin Lawrence perform at the Old North Farmer’s Market on Saturday, October 17 at 11am.

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Starts At 11:00 am
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Music Old North St. Louis Restoration Group Old North St. Louis Restoration Group
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Muny Kids, Muny Teens and Ital-K at Old North Farmer’s Market Concert Series

On Saturday, October 10, come out on to the Old North Farmers Market to catch the Muny Kids and Muny Teens...

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Starts At 10:30 am
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Music Old North St. Louis Restoration Group Old North St. Louis Restoration Group
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Hannah Azalee at the Farmer’s Market Concert Series

Catch Hannah Azalle for a performance of gospel and contemporary music during the Old North Farmer’s Market Concert Series on...

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Starts At 11:00 am
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Literature Saint Louis Literary Consortium Saint Louis Literary Consortium
Lit in the Lou Book Festival

Join fellow St. Louis book lovers for the second annual Lit in the Lou book festival, set for Oct. 2-4,...

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Art Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum
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Community Day

This open-house celebration, held in conjunction with the exhibition World War I: War of Images, Images of War, offers interactive...

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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Art Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum
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Relationships, Representation, and Authenticity: Perspectives on Social Justice Work

Relationships and Representation: Perspectives on Social Justice Work brings together a selection of artworks from the Museum’s permanent collection by...

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Art Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum
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Rotation 2: Contemporary Art from the Peter Norton Gift

Rotation 2: Contemporary Art from the Peter Norton Gift presents the second installation of highlights from a major donation of...

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Art Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum
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World War I: War of Images, Images of War

More than just a military conflict, World War I was a war of culture waged by European nations to determine...

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Art Art Saint Louis Art Saint Louis
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Fiber Focus 2015

Nine-state juried exhibit featuring fiber & textile art in all media juried by Marci Rae McDade, Editor, Surface Design Journal,...

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6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Art Saint Louis Art Museum Saint Louis Art Museum
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American Collection Tours

Free docent-led tours of the American collection are available daily. Tours depart from the Information Center in Sculpture Hall and...

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Art Saint Louis Art Museum Saint Louis Art Museum
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Family Sundays

Drop in every Sunday afternoon anytime between 1:00 and 4:00 pm for hands-on art activities and a lively 30-minute family...

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Art Missouri History Museum Missouri History Museum
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A Walk in 1875 St. Louis

A Walk in 1875 St Louis tells the story of life in the city through map panels enlarged to ten...

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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Theater Gitana Productions, Inc. Gitana Productions, Inc.
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Black and Blue

The Ferguson shooting, protests and riots of 2014 shone the national spotlight on the tensions between urban African Americans and...

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Starts At 8:00 pm
$12 - $15

Theater Stray Dog Theatre Stray Dog Theatre
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Dogfight: The Musical

Regional Premiere! On the eve of their deployment to a small but growing conflict in 1963 Southeast Asia, three young...

=1444280400000 - =1445058000000 Thu Oct 08, 2015 - Sat Oct 17, 2015

8:00 pm - 10:15 pm
$20 - $25

Art Central Print Central Print
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Letterpress Tour and Demonstration

Join us for a free tour of Central Print and The Firecracker Press. The tour includes an introduction to the...

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Starts At 6:00 pm
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Dance Laumeier Sculpture Park Laumeier Sculpture Park
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Holly Seitz Marchant + David Marchant

Combining their professional expertise in the fields of contemporary dance, education and somatic practices, Holly Seitz Marchant and David Marchant...

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Dance Dance St. Louis Dance St. Louis
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Paul Taylor Dance Company

Led by world-renowned choreographer Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor Dance Company is a highly sought-after ensemble that delivers dynamic and thought-provoking...

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Starts At 8:00 pm
$30 - $50

Art Intersect Arts Center Intersect Arts Center
Pentimento Art Exhibition

Twenty five artists have created site specific installations in a 175 year old building at 3630 Ohio Ave. Join us...

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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Theater COCA COCA
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wUNDERland

Fall down the rabbit hole with this original dance production, created and choreographed by Anthony “Redd” Williams, that puts a...

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$16 - $20

Art COCA COCA
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Denizen Kim

St. Louis painter, curator, and community-based artist Daniel Burnett will transform the Millstone Gallery at COCA with his large-scale wall...

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Starts At 6:00 pm
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Art The Society for Midwest Metalsmiths The Society for Midwest Metalsmiths
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Hot Metal Art Jewelry Sale

The original work of over 30 local metal artists is showcased in this annual event.  SMM members  incorporate a wide range...

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Art Missouri Botanical Garden Missouri Botanical Garden
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Best of Missouri Market

Best of Missouri Market®. Over 120 regional food producers and crafters offer fresh produce, baked goods, fresh and dried flowers,...

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$5 - $12

Theater New Jewish Theatre New Jewish Theatre
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The Sunshine Boys

Al Lewis and Willie Clark, as “Lewis and Clark” were top-billed vaudevillians for over forty years. But they haven’t spoken...

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$39.50 - $43.50

Music Jazz St. Louis Jazz St. Louis
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Phil Dunlap Quintet CD Release Concert

Pianist Phil Dunlap, Jazz St. Louis’s Director of Education and Community Engagement, has put together an all-star lineup of St....

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$10 - $20

Music Jazz St. Louis Jazz St. Louis
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Adam Larson Quartet

Originally from Bloomington-Normal, IL, 24 year old saxophonist Adam Larson has distinguished himself as one of the most promising artists...

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9:30 pm - 10:45 pm
$10 - $15

Music Jazz St. Louis Jazz St. Louis
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Yellowjackets

Recently celebrating their 30th anniversary as a recording and touring group, the Grammy Award-winning Yellowjackets are one of the most...

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7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
$10 - $35

Music Jazz St. Louis Jazz St. Louis
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Dave Dickey Big Band

The Dave Dickey Big Band features 18 of the top jazz musicians and educators from St. Louis, Edwardsville, Columbia, Springfield,...

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6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$10 - $20

Dance Saint Louis Ballet Saint Louis Ballet
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Best of BALANCHINE: Western Symphony and Serenade

Saturday, October 10 8:00- 10:00 pm Sunday, October 11 2:30 – 4:30 pm Touhill Performing Arts Center  One University Boulevard...

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$32 - $51

Music Chamber Music Society of St. Louis Chamber Music Society of St. Louis
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“Made In The USA”

Music of Copland, Bloch, Foote, Robert Russell Bennett, Ned Rorem, Carlos Salzedo and the breathtaking Dvorak Piano Quintet in A...

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$36

Music Department of Music, College of Arts & Sciences, Washington University Department of Music, College of Arts & Sciences, Washington University
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“American Two-Piano Music” Mark Tollefsen and Jae Won Kim, Pianos

Join us for a free concert highlighting the variety found in American two-piano music from the 19th century to the...

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3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Music Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries
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Peter Martin

Pianist extraordinaire and St. Louis native Peter Martin continues his exciting “Peter Martin Music Series,” featuring Peter on piano along...

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8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
$30 - $35

Music Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries
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Jake Shimabukuro w/ Special Guest Jim Boggia

Jake Shimabukuro has been called the “Jimi Hendrix of the ukulele.” His high-energy, virtuoso performances have impressed everyone from Eddie...

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8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
$35 - $40

Music Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries
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Alan Ox: Songs of the American Crooners

A classic “variety man,” Alan Ox brings old-fashioned charm to The Sheldon stage! The longtime St. Louis favorite will perform...

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10:00 am - 11:00 am
$12 - $15

Music Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries
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Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra

Today’s most honored jazz musician, composer and educator, Wynton Marsalis has been credited with revitalizing jazz as an art form,...

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8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
$55 - $150

Art Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries
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Gallery Opening, First Fridays

Join us for the opening of five new exhibits featuring work by American artists.  Complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres from...

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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Art Craft Alliance Craft Alliance
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Speaking with Threads | Jane Sauer, Curator

Featuring Mary Bero, Sonya Clark, Kathy Halper, Cindy Hickok, Mark Newport, Tilleke Schwaz, Carol Shinn, and Benji Whalen. This exhibition...

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Art Shaw Neighborhood Association Shaw Neighborhood Association
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Historic Shaw Art Fair

The 23rd annual Historic Shaw Art Fair showcases fine art & fine craft with artists coming from across the nation....

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$7

Music The Hettenhausen Center of the Arts The Hettenhausen Center of the Arts
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The Count Basie Orchestra

Perhaps the finest swing band in the world. The CBO has won every jazz award there is to win, holds...

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7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$10 - $26

Dance Circus Harmony Circus Harmony
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Circus Harmony Flying Trapeze Show

Circus Harmony Flying Trapeze Center presents the most gravity defying show in St. Louis! Featuring the Circus Harmony Flying Trapeze...

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Circus Harmony’s St. Louis Arches

The St. Louis Arches are Circus Harmony’s elite performance troupe.  Comprised of children from throughout the St. Louis area, they...

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1pm and 3pm
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Circus Harmony Showcase

Circus Harmony Showcases feature a marvelous mini multitude of our magnificently multi-talented youth circus performers throughout the St. Louis area....

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Art The Magic House The Magic House
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Visiting Artist Series

The Visiting Artist Series is a yearlong celebration of the arts at The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum. One...

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$10

Music St. Louis Children’s Choirs St. Louis Children’s Choirs
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Family & Friends Concert

Hear children between 1st and 12th grades bring to life American favorites along with a broad mix of international folk,...

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$10