5 Arts And Culture Activities To Cure Your Cabin Fever

By Rachel Brandt
In Culture

Feeling isolated and cooped up this winter? Temperatures might be dipping into the teens, but St. Louis’ arts and culture calendar is heating up. Cure your winter blues by filling your agenda with these five arts and culture events.

Photo courtesy of COCA.

Photo courtesy of COCA.

 

COCA Walks The Tightrope 
24th Street Theatre makes a stop at the Center of Creative Arts (COCA) on its national tour of its critically-acclaimed production of “Walking the Tightrope.” Written by one of England’s leading writers for young audiences, Mike Kenny, “Walking the Tightrope” is a sweet and moving story of a grandfather and granddaughter building a new relationship now that Grandma is gone. Audiences will be transported to a quaint English seaside town in 1959 with the help of a magical clown and award-nominated acting, music and video design. “Walking the Tightrope” runs Feb. 21-22.

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524 Trinity Ave. St. Louis, MO 63130
314.725.6555

Photo courtesy of Steinberg Skating Rink.

Photo courtesy of Steinberg Skating Rink.

Skate Away The Season
Only 10 days remain to “Experience the Tradition” Steinberg Skating Rink. St. Louis’ premier winter destination will close for the season on Thursday, Feb. 26 at 9pm. Until then, skaters can enjoy daily hours of Sunday through Thursday from 10am to 9pm, as well as Friday and Saturday from 10am to midnight. Warm up in the Snowflake Cafe with pizza, sandwiches, snacks, beverages, beer and wine. And as the sun sets, enjoy skating under winter wonderland lights and sipping hot cocoa by the bonfire for a skating experience that is unparalleled to any other.

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Located in Forest Park, 400 Jefferson Drive St. Louis, MO 63110
314.367.RINK

Photo courtesy of Metro Theatre Company.

Photo by Victoria Lafferty and courtesy of Metro Theater Company.

Meet the Mean Girls of Salem
Deep in the woods of Puritan New England, a clique of teenage girls make decisions that result in 20 executions—making them the most hated girls in history. Metro Theater Company and the Missouri History Museum present “Afflicted: Daughters of Salem,” a play inspired by these girls, who forever established the legacy of Salem. In the tradition of the hit feature film “Mean Girls” or the popular television series “Pretty Little Liars,” the play looks inside teen politics where allies are found, power is taken and promises are made…and broken.

Following each performance, the audience becomes part of the play as they decide whether or not the girls can be forgiven for their acts. Best for adults and ages 10 and up. “Afflicted: Daughters of Salem,” runs March 6-22. Show times are Thursday-Friday at 10am, Friday-Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2pm.

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Des Lee Auditorium at the Missouri History Museum
225 S. Skinker (across from Forest Park), St. Louis, MO
314.932.7414

Image courtesy of MADCO and Touhill Performing Arts Center.

Image courtesy of MADCO and Touhill Performing Arts Center.

Double Up On Dancing and Vocal Music 
Double Date, four award-winning singers comprised of University of Missouri–St. Louis students and recent alumni, join MADCO’s dynamic dancers for a spring concert series Friday, March 27 through Sunday, March 29. Ticket holders will enjoy the barbershop quartet as it aligns with MADCO to educate and inspire a new generation of artists and vocal-music-lovers. Guests are encouraged to arrive 50 minutes early for a pre-show discussion and mingle in the lobby after the performance for a reception.

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One University Blvd. St. Louis, Missouri 63121
314.516.4949

Photo courtesy of Opera Theatre of St. Louis.

Photo © Ken Howard.

Wonder at the World Premiere
Opera Theatre of Saint Louis’s world premiere “27”  was the second in their “New Works, Bold Voices” cycle of new operas by American artists on American themes. The opera explored the life of the iconic 20th-century American in Paris Gertrude Stein and the fabled salons she hosted with her partner Alice B. Toklas at 27 rue de Fleurus in Paris. The world premiere recording is being released by Albany Records, in the first recording of a world premiere commissioned by Opera Theatre in the company’s 40-year history. Celebrate the launch of the CD at a party featuring composer Ricky Ian Gordon and librettist Royce Vavrek on Saturday, Feb. 21 from 6–8pm at the Hilton Downtown at the Arch, a recently restored 125-year old architectural landmark, at 400 Olive Street.  Your $35 ticket includes a copy of the CD, beer, wine, heavy hors d’oeuvres and the opportunity to get your CD autographed by the creators of the opera.

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314.961.0644

 

 

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