Arts + Culture Events: E(r)go: A Pop-Up Art Show Opens Tonight
May 10: E(r)go: A Pop-Up Art Show Opening
2720 Cherokee Performing Arts Center is hosting a pop-up art show opening event tonight from 7-10pm featuring new work from 22 artists, including Calvary Fisher, Shane Rossi, Marvin Yee, Katie Yun, Jun Bae, Dante Migone, Moya Shpuntoff and Callaway Fox.
2720 Cherokee St., Cherokee Street
May 11: St. Louis Symphony Concert at the Pulitzer
The St. Louis Symphony and the Pulitzer Arts Foundation are continuing their ongoing performance series with a concert on Wednesday, May 11 at 7:30pm at the Pulitzer. This is the final concert of the series, featuring the works of composer Nico Muhly.
3716 Washington Blvd., Grand Center
May 11-15: Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis Opens This Weekend
The first-ever Tennessee Williams Festival opens on Wednesday, May 11 and runs through Sunday, May 15. The festival features several of Williams’ plays, visual art and photography exhibits inspired by Williams’ career, and much more. The festival opening party is May 11 at 8pm at Curtain Call Lounge, and the festival closing party is May 15 at 7:30pm also held at Curtain Call Lounge. Full festival schedule and online ticket purchase are available here.
May 12: Lo-Fi Cherokee Premiere Party
Lo-Fi St. Louis is hosting a premiere party on May 12 from 8-11pm to debut all 18 videos from the 2016 Lo-Fi Cherokee music video shoot and music festival held in April. The videos showcase live performances from 18 separate bands, shot in 18 separate locations around Cherokee Street. Tickets are available for purchase online.
2720 Cherokee St., Cherokee Street
May 13: Cathedra Ensemble Concert at the Basilica
The highly acclaimed Cathedra Ensemble will be performing at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis on Friday, May 13 at 8pm. The concert, titled “Expanse of Eternity,” will feature six musical selections. A full list of the selections and online ticket prices are available here.
4431 Lindell Blvd., Central West End
May 13-14: 2016 Dano Korean Spring Festival
The 2016 Dano Korean Spring Festival begins this weekend. The festival opens on May 13 with a movie screening event at the Saint Louis Art Museum. The event features a meet-and-greet with filmmaker Gina Kim from 5:30-7pm, followed by a screening of “Faces of Seoul” and post-screening discussion from 7-9pm. Tickets can be reserved online here. The festival closes with the Gateway Korea Foundation Awards ceremony and panel conversation on May 14 from 4:30-8:30pm. For additional information on the festival’s events, click here.
One Fine Arts Drive, Forest Park
May 14: Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions
The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, led by conductor Susie Benchasil Seiter, presents a Pokémon-inspired concert featuring some of the show’s most memorable melodies. The concert is on Saturday, May 14 at 7pm at Powell Hall. Tickets are available for purchase online here.
718 N. Grand Blvd., Grand Center
May 14: Create Space Generator Grand Opening
Create Space Generator, the brand-new creative entrepreneurship incubator program at Create Space, is having its grand opening event on May 14 from 11am-8pm. The opening will showcase the new retail incubator space and introduce the St. Louis community to the program’s first class of participants. There will be a ribbon-cutting, followed by a preview of the program’s participants and their work from 2-5pm, and a celebration party from 5-8pm.
6323 Delmar, Blvd., Delmar Loop
May 15: 2016-2017 US Bank Broadway Series Season Premiere
The Fabulous Fox Theatre is having an Open House and Preview event to launch the 2016-2017 US Bank Broadway Series on May 15 from 12-3pm. The event will feature a live preview performance of “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” from 12:30-2pm, and a live preview performance of “Fun Home” from 1-2:30pm, in addition to free popcorn, soda and cookies for attendees. Season ticket packages will be available for purchase at the event, and The Fox staff members will be available to answer any questions.
527 N. Grand Blvd., Grand Center
May 15: Rise Up for Women Now! Benefit Concert
Sistahs Talkin’ Back, a community organization advocating for the political and economic empowerment of women of color in St. Louis, presents a benefit concert on May 15 from 5-8pm. The concert’s line-up features female and femme performers, including neo-soul band Hallōd Sound, poet Pacia Anderson, rapper and founder of Femcee Nation, Bates, and much more. Funds raised from the concert will go toward sending a St. Louis cohort to the Women NOW 2016! Summit in Durban, South Africa, an international gathering of women that focuses on the impact of HIV/AIDS on women of color. Tickets are available in advance here
2847 Cherokee St., Cherokee Street
May 15: Changing the Narrative with Cheeraz Gorman and Stephen Houldsworth
Foam Coffee and Beer will host a one-of-a-kind public dialogue on May 15 from 6-8pm, featuring Cheeraz Gorman and Stephen Houldsworth, as they discuss a variety of topics—from race, gender, sexuality and beyond. Copies of Gorman’s book of poetry, “In the Midst of Loving,” will be available for purchase at the venue. The event is $5 and begins promptly at 6:15pm.
3359 S. Jefferson Ave., Cherokee Street
May 15: Ice Cream Fundraiser for Missouri GSA Network
The Missouri Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) Network is holding an ice cream fundraiser event in Forest Park on May 15 from 12-3pm to benefit Missouri’s annual LGBT Youth Empower Camp, set to have more than 120 campers this year. Funds from the event will be used to keep the camp free for all campers.
5595 Grand Dr., Forest Park