7 Arts + Culture Events To Check Out This Spring

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If you’re seeking inspiration, attending an art opening, play, dance performance or live music can spark some brilliant ideas. This month, we teamed up with local arts and culture establishments to bring you seven events to check out this spring to help inspire you.


Saint Louis Ballet‘s “Swan Lake” incorporates all the classic elements audiences have come to love, as well as Gen Horiuchi’s fresh choreography. First performed by the Bolshoi Ballet almost 150 years ago, “Swan Lake” is one of the world’s most popular ballet—with glorious costumes, wonderful dancing and the familiar Tchaikovsky score. With only four performances, don’t miss Princess Odette—turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer’s curse!

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Some may find jazz a bit intimidating, but everyone loves when “Thriller” or “Billie Jean” hits the airwaves. Enter “SFJAZZ Collective: Originals & the Music of Michael Jackson,” reinventing both music styles in an exciting, never-heard-before way on the Jazz at the Bistro stage March 30-April 2.

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3536 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103


The Pulitzer invites you to listen, look, touch, taste and pause with its exhibition “Ellipsis,” on view from April 15 to July 2. This multi-sensory group show spans artistic media and time periods, featuring works by Janet Cardiff, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, and Roman Ondák, among others.

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3716 Washington Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108


“The Carpet and the Connoisseur: The James F. Ballard Collection of Oriental Rugs,” on view at Saint Louis Art Museum from March 6 to May 8, highlights the extraordinary range of carpets assembled by a St. Louis businessman whose efforts are still advancing the field.

Saint Louis Art Museum
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1 Fine Arts Dr, St. Louis, MO 63110


Enjoy your favorite artists in the perfect acoustics of The Sheldon. From jazz and folk, to classical and bluegrass, the season features Pink Martini, Dave Rawlings Machine, soprano Julia Bullock, James McMurtry, Taj Mahal, Cyrus Chestnut and much more. Call MetroTix at 314.534.1111.

Sheldon Concert Hall & Art Galleries
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3648 Washington Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108


This spring, the Touhill Performing Arts Center will keep your calendar full. The diverse lineup includes Greater St. Louis Jazz Festival, “Hooking Up with the Second City,” Saint Louis Ballet in “Swan Lake” and the Ninth Annual Spring to Dance Festival.

Touhill Performing Arts Center
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1 University Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63121

Laumeier Sculpture Park Annual Art Fair. Photo by Wendi Fitzgerald.

Alexander Liberman, “The Way,” 1972–80; Photo by Wendi Fitzgerald.

Laumeier Sculpture Park’s Annual Art Fair is a Mother’s Day weekend tradition on May 6-8. The rain or shine event is now in its 29th year featuring local food and beverage vendors, hands-on activities for kids, special wine and beer tasting events, live music and 150 artists from across the country. Admission to the Art Fair is $5-10 (kids aged 5 and under are free!) and proceeds will support Laumeier’s presentation of temporary exhibitions, education programs and public events.

Laumeier Sculpture Park
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12580 Rott Rd, St. Louis, MO 63127

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