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ARTful Happenings December 2018

NEW EXHIBITS

Through December 30
SANFORD BIGGERS: BAM
New sculpture inspired by Michael Brown has been added to the Sanford Biggers exhibition; Contemporary Art Museum, 3750 Washington; for info, visit www.camstl.org.

Through January 13
DAVID HUTSON: MEMORY & DESIRE, A PERSONAL EXPLORATION OF NEON ART
Laumeier Sculpture Park, 12580 Rott Road; for info, visit www.laumeier.org.

Through January 20
SEEING SANTA CLAUS: THOMAS NAST’S IMAGES OF CHRISTMAS
Meier Gallery, St. Louis Mercantile Library on UMSL campus; for info, visit www.umsl.edu/mercantile.

Through January 25
SMALL WORLDS
Group exhibition of small works; David Bruno Gallery, 7513 Forsyth; for info, call 314-696-2377 or visit www.brunodavidgallery.com.

Through February 16
RUTH ASAWA: LIFE’S WORK
LOLA ALVAREZ BRAVO: PICTURING MEXICO
Pulitzer Arts Foundation; 3617 Washington; for info, visit www.pulitzerarts.org.

Through May 26
CIVIL WAR: IMAGINED AND REAL
St. Louis University Pius XII Memorial Library; 3650 Lindell; for info, visit www.lib.slu.edu.

FUN THINGS TO DO

Through December 23
A CHRISTMAS STORY
The Rep, 130 Edgar Road; for info, call 314-968-4925 or visit www.repstl.org.

Through January 1
GARDEN GLOW and GARDENLAND & HOLIDAY SHOW EXPRESS
Outdoor lights in the garden; indoor floral and train exhibition; nightly, 5-10 p.m.; Missouri Botanical Garden; 4344 Shaw; for info, call 314-577-5100 or visit www.mobot.org.

November 8-January 6
CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES: AWAY IN A BASEMENT
Musical comedy; Playhouse at Westport; for info, call 314-616-4455 or visit www.playhouseatwestport.com.

November 15-December 16
ALL IS CALM: THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE OF 1914
Mustard Seed Theatre, 6800 Wydown on Fontbonne University campus; Thurs-Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2 & 5 p.m.; for info, visit www.metrotix.com.

December 1 & 2
CHRISTMAS AT THE CATHEDRAL
Christmas concert; St. Louis Cathedral Basilica, 4431 Lindell; for info, visit www.cathedralconcerts.org.

December 2
CHANUKAH: FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
Noon-4 p.m.; Israeli music, dance, merchandise; Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw; for info, call 314-577-5100 or visit www.mobot.org.

December 2, 7, 9
BEAUTY & THE BEAST
Presented by Stages St. Louis, Kent Center for Theatre Arts, 1023 Chesterfield Pkwy. East; for info, call 636-449-5775 or visit www.stagesstl.org.

December 2, 9, 16, 23
FAMILY SUNDAYS: OPPOSITES ATTRACT
Family art activities; 1-4 p.m.; free; St. Louis Art Museum; for info, visit www.slam.org.

December 2 & 9
NUTCRACKER TEA & BALLET
Light sandwiches and sweets, followed by ballet performance by Common Thread Contemporary Dance Company; 2-4 p.m.; Foundry Art Centre, 520 N. Main Street in St. Charles; $20 adult, $12 child; for info, call 636-255-0270 or visit www.foundryartcentre.org.

December 2-30
WONDERLAND: ALICE’S ROCK & ROLL ADVENTURE
Presented by Metro Theater Company; the Grandel Theatre in Grand Center; for info, call 314-534-1111 or visit www.metrotix.com.

December 5-8
DOOMSDAY FAUST
Final part of the Faustival, performed by the Post-Romantics theatre company; Centene Center for the Arts, 3547 Olive; for info, www.faustival.org.

December 6
CONCERT: ALARM WILL SOUND
8 p.m.; Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington; for info, call 314-533-9900 or visit www.thesheldon.org.

December 7-8
SAXOPHONIST ADAM LARSON: THE MUSIC OF SONNY ROLLINS
Presented by Jazz St. Louis; 3536 Washington; for info, call 314-571-6000 or visit www.jazzstl.org.

December 7
SIERRA HULL: CHRISTMAS TIME IS HERE
Mandolin virtuoso; 8 p.m.; Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington, for info, call 314-533-9900 or visit www.thesheldon.org.

December 7
LIVING ARTS TALENT SHOW
Benefits inclusive VSA artists; 2817 Sutton Blvd. in Maplewood; 6-9 p.m.; for info, call 314-720-1819 or visit www.livingartsstudio.org.

December 8
TOUR W/BEATRICE RED STAR FLETCHER & WENDY RED STAR
1 p.m.; family-friendly tour of Ruth Asawa: Life’s Work and Lola Alverez Bravo: Picturing Mexico; Pulitzer Arts, 3716 Washington; free but reservation required at www.pulitzerarts.org.

December 8
SANTA’S WORKSHOP
Create your own holiday project; 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; $15; Foundry Art Center, 520 N. Main in St. Charles; for info, call 636-255-0270 or visit www.foundryartcentre.org.

December 8
GUITAR CONCERT: JEROME MOUFFE
Presented by St. Louis Classical Guitar; 8 p.m.; Ethical Society, 9001 Clayton; for info, visit www.stlouisclassicalguitar.org.

December 8
RIVERBEND BLUEGRASS BAND
Arts Center in Alton; 7-9 p.m.; for info, visit www.jacobyartscenter.org.

December 8-9
WINTER CELEBRATION
Family-friendly art activities; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; free; St. Louis Art Museum; for info, visit www.slam.org.

December 9
WINTER 2018 RECITAL
North County Big Band & City of Music All-Star Chorus; 4 p.m.; free/donations accepted; Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington; for info, call 314-533-9900 or visit www.thesheldon.org.

December 11
STORM LARGE: HOLIDAY ORDEAL
Music, stories and gags presented by the Gaslight Caberet Festival; 8 p.m.; The Sun Theatre in Grand Center; for info, visit www.presentersdolan.com.

December 14-16
THE LITTLE DANCER: LIVRE VIVANT
Presented by COCA, Edison Theatre on Washington University campus; for info, visit www.cocastl.org.

December 14
IN CONCERT: BIG FREEDIA
8 p.m.; Contemporary Art Museum, 3750 Washington; for info, visit www.camstl.org.

December 14-23
THE NUTCRACKER
Performed by St. Louis Ballet; for info, call 314-516-4949 or visit www.stlouisballet.org.

December 22
HOLIDAY LOW BRASS PLAY ALONG
With St. Louis Low Brass Collective; noon-1 p.m.; Schoenberg Theatre, Missouri Botanical Garden; for info visit www.stllbc.org.

December 26
KWANZAA: FESTIVAL OF THE FIRST FRUITS
Noon-4 p.m.; storytelling, craft, African drumming and musical performances; Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw; for info, call 314-577-5100 or visit www.mobot.org.

December 27-28
MADCO WINTER INTENSIVE 2018
Intensive technique & repertoire classes for dancers ages 10-18; Touhill Performing Arts Center on UMSL campus; 9 a.m-1:30 p.m.; for info, call 314-681-4923 or visit www.madcodance.org.

December 30
KWANZAA CELEBRATION
Music and art activities; free; noon-4 p.m.; St. Louis Art Museum; for info, visit www.slam.org.

UPCOMING

January 3-4
MADCO WINTER INTENSIVE 2018 for COLLEGE STUDENTS
Intensive technique & repertoire classes for college-age dancers; Touhill Performing Arts Center on UMSL campus; 9 a.m-1:30 p.m.; for info, call 314-681-4923 or visit www.madcodance.org.

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