ArtFul Living

St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts
Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

Random, but ARTful, this Summer…

It’s summer in St. Louis. The Muny is in full swing and there are outdoor concerts all over the region, plus quite a few other ARTful, random things. But isn’t that what summer is all about? It’s a time to relax, take it easy, experience something new.

Thursday and Friday evenings this summer, from 5-8 p.m., Rise Café is hosting Drink in Art happy hour at The Contemporary Art Museum, 3750 Washington, to celebrate the season and view summer exhibitions. Visitors can enjoy a free Urban Chestnut beer, too by stopping by the front desk to claim a drink ticket! For info, visit www.camstl.org.

Take to the high seas in Gilbert & Sullivan’s beloved comic operetta presented by Union Avenue Opera, HMS Pinafore. The story is full of mistaken identity, duty, intrigue and loads of laughs. Presented on July 6-7 and 12-14 at 8 p.m. at 733 N. Union Blvd., the show has tickets from $32-$55, and even $15 student rush tickets (cash only, 15 minutes prior to curtain, with student ID).

The same ticket options and performance times are available July 27-28 if classical opera presented in Italian, is more your style, with Verdi’s Nabucco. Not since Wagner’s Ring cycle has Union Avenue Opera presented a show with such epic splendor.