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Trivia with Geeks Who Drink – October 3, 7pm

Blueberry Hill’s Elvis Room

https://www.facebook.com/events/1914233598815289/

Weekly Trivia with Geeks Who Drink Pub Quizzes every Tuesday evening in the Elvis Room from 7-9:30pm. Drink specials, Prizes. 

Tuesdays with MorrieOctober 4-22

Wool Studio Theater, A&E Building, JCC Staenberg Family Complex, 2 Millstone Campus Dr, Creve Couer, MO 63146

(314) 442-3283

https://jccstl.com/arts-ideas/new-jewish-theatre/current-productions/

In this adaptation of the dearly loved book by Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie explores the ever-deepening relationship of journalist Albom with his Brandeis University professor and mentor, Morrie Schwartz. 16 years after graduation from college, Mitch catches Morrie on a television news program and discovers he is battling Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS). What begins as a one-time visit to his former professor turns into a weekly pilgrimage where Mitch is schooled in life lessons and ultimately discovers the meaning of life. The New York Daily News calls it “a touching, life-affirming, deeply emotional drama with a generous dose of humor.” Directed by Anna Pileggi.

 

First Fridays: STL Filmmakers Showcase Sampler – October 6, 7pm

Public Media Commons in Grand Center

FREE

http://www.cinemastlouis.org/stl-showcase-shorts-at-public-media-commons

As part of First Fridays in Grand Center, the Nine Network of Public Media, St. Louis Public Radio, and Cinema St. Louis present the St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase Sampler.  The 13 short films in the program are encore selections from the 2017 St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase, which was held in July at the Tivoli Theatre. This annual event puts the spotlight on talented local filmmakers of all ages.

 

Noodle Day – October 6

Hwy 61 Roadhouse and Kitchen, 34 S Old Orchard Ave. Webster Groves 63117

http://hwy61roadhouse.com/

Celebrate Noodle Day at Hwy 61 Roadhouse with Double Reward Points when you order their Mac & Cheese, one of their Specialty Mac & Cheese or their BBQ Spaghetti (a favorite of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives!).  Hwy 61 Roadhouse is a Memphis and New Orleans dining experience right here in Webster Groves. Laissez le bon temps roulez, “Let the good times roll”

 

Sweet RevengeOctober 6-22

Kranzberg Arts Center

$25-35

http://www.upstreamtheater.org/

Considered the finest Polish comedy ever written, this 19th century verse drama uses Molière-like wit to poke fun of human follies. Upstream takes the hijinks to another level by presenting the play as performed by an actual amateur Polish immigrant theater from the 1930s. A sympathetic satire with a focus on tolerance. Directed by Philip Boehm. Cast: John Bratkowski, John Contini, Eric Conners, Caitlin Mickey, Jane Paradise, Whit Reichert and Peter Winfrey.

 

Paul Bonn & The Bluesmen – October 6, 7-10pm

Hwy 61 Roadhouse, 34 S Old Orchard Ave. Webster Groves 63117

Free

http://hwy61roadhouse.com/

Enjoy “Southern Roadhouse Hospitality” while listening to Paul Bonn & The Bluesmen play traditional blues, soul, R&B and Cajun covers and originals.  Hwy 61 Roadhouse is a Memphis and New Orleans dining experience right here in Webster Groves. Laissez le bon temps roulez, “Let the good times roll”

 

“The Russians are Coming” – October 9-10

Sheldon Ballroom, 3648 Washington Blvd., Grand Center, 63108

https://chambermusicstl.org

Chamber Music Society of St. Louis kicks off its 9th season with “The Russians are Coming.” Oceans may separate us, but music brings us together. Listen to some great music by Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Gliere and Tchaikovsky, with an Italian flavor.

 

Trivia with Geeks Who Drink – October 10, 7pm

Blueberry Hill’s Elvis Room

https://www.facebook.com/events/1914233598815289/

Weekly Trivia with Geeks Who Drink Pub Quizzes every Tuesday evening in the Elvis Room from 7-9:30pm. Drink specials, Prizes.

 

Gumbo Day – October 12

Hwy 61 Roadhouse and Kitchen, 34 S Old Orchard Ave. Webster Groves 63117

http://hwy61roadhouse.com/

Celebrate Gumbo Day at Hwy 61 Roadhouse – purchase any sandwich or entrée and get a complimentary Gumbo sampling! Hwy 61 Roadhouse is a Memphis and New Orleans dining experience right here in Webster Groves. Laissez le bon temps roulez, “Let the good times roll”

 

“Blueprint: Hearing the Architecture of Home” – October 13-14

The Chapel Venue, 6238 Alexander Drive, 63105

$5-15

http://chamberprojectstl.org/

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/ref/2919289/event/3050559

For two nights at The Chapel, Chamber Project St. Louis welcomes back founding member, saxophonist Adrianne Honnold for this concert featuring a world premiere inspired by the Gateway Arch by local composer Zachary Cairns. The music of Mozart exemplifies the best architecture sound has ever seen. Caroline Shaw expresses the experience of an ancient sanctuary and Andrew Norman is inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright and more.

 

BaskervilleOctober 12-29

.ZACK 3224 Locust St, St. Louis 63103

$20-35

http://insighttheatrecompany.com/shows/baskerville-a-sherlock-holmes-mystery-2017/

Insight Theatre Company closes out its 10th season with Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery. This is a brand-new play written by the very popular Ken Ludwig.  It is a tour de force with actors playing many different characters in madcap comedy. Directed by Maggie Ryan and starring John O’Hagen, Kent Coffel, Elliot Auch, Ed Reggi, Gwen Wotawa.

 

Aristophanes’ The BirdsOctober 12-15

Touhill Performing Arts Center, E. Desmond and Mary Ann Lee Theater

$10 for Students/Faculty/Alumni with ID

$20 GA

https://www.touhill.org/events/detail/aristophanes-the-birds

Presented by UMSL Theatre and Cinema Arts Department. Aristophanes’ comedy, The Birds, tells the story of two Athenians who set out in search of a better life. They are disgusted with their city due to its politics, poetry, religion and business, and they decide to travel to where the birds dwell.  After meeting the birds and seeing how their land is ruled, these two men now believe that if they control the sky, they can have power over the gods and the mortals on Earth. Leave it to the birds to show these two men how to rule a world. Directed by Jamie McKittrick.

 

Dave & Them – October 13, 7-10pm

Hwy 61 Roadhouse, 34 S Old Orchard Ave. Webster Groves 63117

Free

http://hwy61roadhouse.com/

Enjoy “Southern Roadhouse Hospitality” while listening to Dave & Them play a variety of contemporary & classic rock as well as old and new country.  Hwy 61 Roadhouse is a Memphis and New Orleans dining experience right here in Webster Groves. Laissez le bon temps roulez, “Let the good times roll”

 

3 of a Perfect Pair – October 14, 8-11pm

Hwy 61 Roadhouse, 34 S Old Orchard Ave. Webster Groves 63117

$5

http://hwy61roadhouse.com/

Enjoy “Southern Roadhouse Hospitality” while listening to the acoustic trio, 3 of a Perfect Pair, play a mix from Beatles to Blues. Hwy 61 Roadhouse is a Memphis and New Orleans dining experience in Webster Groves. Laissez le bon temps roulez, “Let the good times roll”

 

Zac Posen Cooking with ZacOctober 15, 7pm

The J / Staenberg Family Complex / 2 Millstone Campus Dr, 63146

www.stljewishbookfestival.org

Most people know Zac Posen as the world-renowned fashion designer and judge on the Emmy Award-winning show Project Runway. But recently, his mouthwatering, beautifully plated dishes on Instagram introduced his fans to another one of his passions: food. For Zac, food and fashion are both sensory experiences, and the process is the same whether you’re planning a meal or a fashion collection. Cooking with Zac brings together these passions. When it comes to creating his meals, Zac believes in a balance between healthy, fresh, local ingredients and decadently sweet desserts. Think chic daywear followed by a striking evening gown. Zac designs for the Zac Posen, ZACzacposen and Truly Zac Posen brands. He also serves as the Creative Director of Womenswear at Brooks Brothers.

 

Trivia with Geeks Who Drink – October 17, 7pm

Blueberry Hill’s Elvis Room

https://www.facebook.com/events/1914233598815289/

Weekly Trivia with Geeks Who Drink Pub Quizzes every Tuesday evening in the Elvis Room from 7-9:30pm. Drink specials, Prizes.

 

Blues City Swing – October 20, 7-10pm

Hwy 61 Roadhouse, 34 S Old Orchard Ave. Webster Groves 63117

Free

http://hwy61roadhouse.com/

Enjoy “Southern Roadhouse Hospitality” while listening to Blues City Swing play a mix of Blues, Blues Swing, R&B and Classic Rock. Hwy 61 Roadhouse is a Memphis and New Orleans dining experience in Webster Groves. Laissez le bon temps roulez, “Let the good times roll”

 

Retro Vinyl Night – October 21, 8-11pm

Hwy 61 Roadhouse, 34 S Old Orchard Ave. Webster Groves 63117

Free

http://hwy61roadhouse.com/

Choose from their collection or B.Y.O.V. (Bring Your Own Vinyl) for our “celebrity” DJ to spin.  October’s celebrity DJ is KSHE’s Carl the Intern.

Hwy 61 Roadhouse is a Memphis and New Orleans dining experience right here in Webster Groves. Laissez le bon temps roulez, “Let the good times roll”

 

Alice Hoffman’s The Rules of MagicOctober 23, 7pm

The J / Staenberg Family Complex / 2 Millstone Campus Dr 63146

$25

www.stljewishbookfestival.org

From beloved author Alice Hoffman comes her latest novel, The Rules of Magic, the spellbinding prequel to her bestseller, Practical Magic. Hoffman is the best-selling author of more than 30 works of fiction.

 

Stephen Tobolowsky My Adventures with GodOctober 24, 7pm

The J / Staenberg Family Complex / 2 Millstone Campus Dr 63146

$25

www.stljewishbookfestival.org

Stephen Tobolowsky has appeared in more than 100 movies and 200 television shows, including unforgettable roles in Mississippi Burning, Groundhog Day, and Memento. Tobolowsky currently appears in the hit series’ The Goldbergs, HBO’s Silicon Valley, and Norman Lear’s new One Day at a Time.

In his new book My Adventures with God, Tobolowsky explores the idea that most people’s lives seem to fit into the template of the Old Testament. We all have powerful creation myths. We wander in the wilderness. At some point, we stop and proclaim to the universe who we are. We bear the loss of family and friends and finally, we retell our stories to our children hoping to make sense of the journey.

 

Trivia with Geeks Who Drink – October 24, 7pm

Blueberry Hill’s Elvis Room

https://www.facebook.com/events/1914233598815289/

Weekly Trivia with Geeks Who Drink Pub Quizzes every Tuesday evening in the Elvis Room from 7-9:30pm. Drink specials, Prizes.

 

Pumpkin Day – October 26

Hwy 61 Roadhouse and Kitchen, 34 S Old Orchard Ave. Webster Groves 63117

http://hwy61roadhouse.com/

Celebrate Pumpkin Day at Hwy 61 Roadhouse – get Double Rewards Points when you order their Pumpkin Bread Pudding.  Hwy 61 Roadhouse is a Memphis and New Orleans dining experience right here in Webster Groves. Laissez le bon temps roulez, “Let the good times roll”

 

The Green McDonough Band – October 27, 7-10pm

Hwy 61 Roadhouse, 34 S Old Orchard Ave. Webster Groves 63117

Free

http://hwy61roadhouse.com/

Enjoy “Southern Roadhouse Hospitality” while listening to The Green McDonough Band – voted Best Blues Band by the RFT! This quartet plays a mix of blues and roots featuring both original music and covers.

 

Abigail Pogrebin My Jewish YearOctober 29, 7pm

United Hebrew Congretation, Millstone Sanctuary

FREE

www.stljewishbookfestival.org

In her most recent book, My Jewish Year 18 Holidays, One Wondering Jew Abigail Pogrebin explores the traditions and rituals behind many Jewish holidays. After a Pew Research Center study revealed that most Jews don’t find their connection in Judaism, Abigail set out to discover the reason why. My Jewish Year provides a relatable insight and a trove of information as readers move through milestones in the Jewish calendar.

This program is free and open to the community.

 

Trivia with Geeks Who Drink – October 31, 7pm

Blueberry Hill’s Elvis Room

https://www.facebook.com/events/1914233598815289/

Weekly Trivia with Geeks Who Drink Pub Quizzes every Tuesday evening in the Elvis Room from 7-9:30pm. Drink specials, Prizes.

 

 

NOVEMBER

Hallie Ephron You’ll Never Know, DearNovember 2, 7pm

The J / Staenberg Family Complex / 2 Millstone Campus Dr 63146

FREE

www.stljewishbookfestival.org

New York Times bestselling author Hallie Ephron, Edgar Award finalist and four-time finalist for the Mary Higgins Clark Award, writes suspense fiction, mysteries, and nonfiction books on the writing process. Her latest suspense novel, You’ll Never Know, Dear is set in South Carolina and tells the story of a little girl’s disappearance and the porcelain doll that may hold the key to her fate. Sister to Nora and Delia Ephron, Hallie lives near Boston, Massachusetts and teaches writing at workshops and writing conferences across the country.

This event is free and open to the public as part of the Mitzvah Authors Program

 

26th St. Louis International Film Festival – November 2-12

http://www.cinemastlouis.org/about-festival

 

39th Jewish Book Festival – November 5-19

The J, 2 Millstone Campus Dr, Creve Couer, MO 63146

https://jccstl.com/arts-ideas/st-louis-jewish-book-festival/

The St. Louis Jewish Book Festival is an annual celebration of authors, books, and ideas during the first two weeks of November, with additional bookend events year-round. The range of author topics is vast: business, cooking, economics, family, fiction, history, music, religion, sports, and more. Now in its 39th year, the Festival is nationally recognized for both its excellence and its size – it is one of the largest in the country with more than 10,000 audience members annually. People from all backgrounds and religions come to Festival events to hear premier speakers, share their thoughts, and ask questions.

 

‘Great’ful Dead Hits… Composers, That Is – November 13-14

Sheldon Ballroom, 3648 Washington Blvd., Grand Center, 63108

https://chambermusicstl.org

Not Grateful Dead rock band- GREAT Beethoven, Dvořák and Schubert. Chamber Music Society St. Louis

 

“Voyager” – November 17, 8pm

560 Music Center, 560 Trinity Ave, 63130

$5-15

http://chamberprojectstl.org/

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/ref/2919289/event/3050563

Bringing St. Louis to the world and the world to St. Louis, Chamber Project St. Louis’ VOYAGER program will explore the idea of a globally connected village.  The program begins with “Umoja,” meaning unity, by the African-American composer Valerie Coleman, followed by “Five Postcards by Belizean/British composer, Errollyn Wallen and Japanese composer Toru Takemitsu’s “and I knew ‘twas wind.” The program ends with Jean Cras’ North African influenced string trio. Our community partner will be the American Field Service.

 

A Jewish JokeNovember 29-December 10

Wool Studio Theater, A&E Building, JCC Staenberg Family Complex, 2 Millstone Campus Dr, Creve Couer, MO 63146

(314) 442-3283

https://jccstl.com/arts-ideas/new-jewish-theatre/current-productions/

During the 1950’s, the great era of Jewish humor, we meet irascible comedy screenwriter Bernie Lutz who is about to open a big movie. When he discovers to his surprise – and chagrin – that his name appears on Senator Joseph McCarthy’s infamous “black list,” Bernie is confronted with the dilemma of naming names and implicating his writing partner in order to save himself and his career. This poignant solo comedy shows one small man facing the tough American events of the mid-20th century. A story as relevant today as it was during the McCarthy era. Cast: Phil Johnson

 

“Baroque’n Reeds & Bows” – November 27, 7:30pm

Sheldon Ballroom, 3648 Washington Blvd., Grand Center, 63108

https://chambermusicstl.org

Renowned British conductor Nicholas McGegan returns November 27 to lead “Barogque’n Reeds & Bows,” an entertaining program of Handel, Bach, Vivaldi and more featuring the oboe, harpsichord and strings.  McGegan previously taught at Washington University and has also appeared with the St. Louis Symphony.  He currently serves as Music Director for San Francisco’s Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra.

 

AJ Jacobs’ It’s All RelativeNovember 30, 7:30pm

Kirkwood Public Library, 140 E Jefferson Ave, 63122

$10-35

http://meetmestlouis.org/

Meet Me St. Louis presents a conversation and Q&A with AJ Jacobs for his book “It’s All Relative: Adventures Up and Down the World’s Family Tree.”  Free parking available.

 

DECEMBER

L-vis Lives! – December 1-3

Kranzberg Arts Center

FREE

Directed by Jacqueline Thompson

FROM THE POET the Chicago Tribune calls “the new voice of Chicago,” comes L-vis Lives!, a bold new collection of poetry and prose exploring the collision of race, art, and appropriation in American culture.

L-vis is an imagined persona, a representation of artists who have used and misused Black music. Like so many others who gained fame and fortune from their sampling, L-vis is as much a sincere artist as he is a thief. In Kevin Coval’s poems, L-vis’ story is equal parts forgotten history, autobiography, and re-imaginings. We see shades of Elvis Presley, the Beastie Boys, and Eminem, and meet some of history’s more obscure “whiteboy” heroes and anti-heroes: legendary breakdancers, political activists, and music impresarios.

A story of both artistic theft and radical invention, L-vis Lives! is a poetic novella on all of the possibilities and problems of “post-racial” American culture—where Black art is still at times only fully accepted in a white face, and every once in a while an “L-vis” comes along to step in to the void.

 

“Musical Tapas-Open Table” – December 11-12

Sheldon Ballroom, 3648 Washington Blvd., Grand Center, 63108

https://chambermusicstl.org

Settle in at your table for a musical feast from a variety of countries. The menu is appetizing,the music is delicious and is sure to send you home satisfied.

 

SouvenirDecember 15-31

The Marcelle, 3310 Samuel Shepard Dr, Grand Center, 63103

https://maxandlouie.com/

Max & Louie Productions presents Souvenir, a fantasia on the life of Florence Foster Jenkins by Stephen Temperley.  Starring Debby Lennon as Florence Foster Jenkins and Paul Cereghino as her devoted accompanist Cosme McMoon.

Tickets go on sale September 1 through Metrotix.

 

JANUARY

The How and the Why – January 24-February 11

Wool Studio Theater, A&E Building, JCC Staenberg Family Complex, 2 Millstone Campus Dr, Creve Couer, MO 63146

(314) 442-3283

https://jccstl.com/arts-ideas/new-jewish-theatre/current-productions/

A fascinating and thought-provoking play about science, family and the survival of the fittest. Emotions collide when, on the eve of a prestigious conference, an up-and-coming 28-year-old evolutionary biologist wrestles for the truth with an established leader in the field, 56-year-old Zelda Kahn. The air crackles between the eminent professor and the maverick graduate student, whose theories might just change the way we regard sex itself. This intimate and keenly perceptive play grapples with the difficult choices faced by women of every generation. Directed by Nancy Bell. Cast: Amy Loui* and Sophia Brown (*member AEA)

 

Mozart’s Magic – January 29-30

Sheldon Ballroom, 3648 Washington Blvd., Grand Center, 63108

https://chambermusicstl.org

For Mozart’s 262nd birthday, a piano quartet, music for English horn & strings and a Divertimento that will have you dancing in the aisles.

 

 

FEBRUARY

Africa World Documentary Film Festival – February 9-11

Missouri History Museum

 

US Premiere of InfectedFebruary 9-25

Kranzberg Arts Center

Upstream Theater Company presents the US Premiere of the English language version of Infected by Albert Ostermaier, a very important contemporary German playwright and poet. A day trader contracts an unknown virus and is placed in quarantine. Away from his routine he comes apart before our eyes, in a stream of lyrically powerful, kaleidoscopic language coming straight from his breaking soul.

 

“Origins” – February 11

Schlafly Tap Room, 2100 Locust St, 63103

$5-15

http://chamberprojectstl.org/

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/ref/2919289/event/3050571

Chamber Project St. Louis brings back some of the music that got us started to celebrate our 10th Anniversary Season! And there will be cake. Don’t miss this special evening.

 

Lovefest, Revived – February 12-13

Sheldon Ballroom, 3648 Washington Blvd., Grand Center, 63108

https://chambermusicstl.org

Lovefest is back and it’s BADD, so pencil in date night with your Honey and be beguiled by our annual salute to romance through music.

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