Arts + Culture Events: September 27

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Sept. 27: Artist Statement featuring Damon Davis and Bruce Franks
Blank Space hosts “Artist Statement,” an interview and panel discussion event, tonight at 7pm. The event features Damon Davis, artist and founder of The Far Fetched Collective, and Bruce Franks Jr., founder of 28 to Life and State Representative of the 78th District. The event is free and open to the public, with a $5 suggested donation at the door.
2847 Cherokee St., Cherokee Street 

Sept. 29: Deconstructing and Reconstructing St. Louis: Panel Discussion
The Pulitzer Arts Foundation offers a panel discussion about the shaping of St. Louis’ cityscape on Sept. 29, from 7-9pm. The discussion features panelists Arnice Little, Pam Talley, Bob Hansman, Jessica Eiland and Frank Oswald and will be moderated by cultural historian Michael Allen. The event is free to attend and open to the public.
3716 Washington Blvd., Grand Center 

Sept. 29: “Paris Is Burning” Film Screening
The Missouri History Museum, in partnership with Washington University Libraries Film & Media Archives and the St. Louis LGBT History Project, presents a film screening of the iconic documentary, “Paris Is Burning,” on Sept. 29, from 7-10pm. The screening is part of the Henry Hampton Film Series and is free to attend.
5700 Lindell Blvd., Forest Park 

Sept. 29: World Chess Hall of Fame 5 Year Celebration + 3 New Exhibition Openings
The World Chess Hall of Fame celebrates its five-year anniversary in conjunction with the opening of several new fall exhibitions on Sept. 29, from 6-8pm.  The three exhibitions opening that evening are “Animal, Vegetable, Mineral: Natural Splendors from the Chess Collection of Dr. George and Vivian Dean,” “Designing Chessmen: A Taste of the Imagery of Chess,” and “Open Files: Celebrating 5 Years of Collecting.”
4652 Maryland Ave., Central West End 

Sept. 30: “Hard Times” Art Show at Dollar Art House
The opening night of Dollar Art House’s first group exhibition is on Sept. 30, from 5-10pm. The event features artwork and performances by Husni Ashiku, Jesa Dior, Jon Cornell, Holly McGraw, Craig E. Ross, Anna Maria Tucker, Adam Turl, VHS Girl and Jason Wonnell. The evening is free to attend. Performances begin at 7pm.
3935 Pennsylvania Ave., Gravois Park 

Sept. 30: SLAM Underground: Homegrown
The St. Louis Art Museum’s monthly SLAM event is on Sept. 30 from 7-10pm, and features a performance by local band Sleepy Kitty. This month’s SLAM also kicks off the beginning of the St. Louis Arts Experience, an annual two-week, city-wide arts collaboration project.
1 Fine Arts Drive, Forest Park 

Sept. 30-Oct 1: Dance St. Louis: Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Company
Dance St. Louis kicks off its 2016-2017 performance season this weekend with “Analogy/Dora: Tramontane,” featuring the Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Company. There will be a performance on Sept. 30 at 8pm, and a performance on Oct. 1 at 8pm. Single tickets for either performance can be purchased online.
1 University Blvd., Bellerive 

Oct. 1: “Mix Tape” Opening Exhibition at Art Saint Louis
The opening reception for Art Saint Louis’ newest exhibition “Mix Tape” is on Oct. 1, 6-8pm. The exhibition, juried by Cat Pick and Edie Silva, features work by 36 St. Louis or regional artists and includes a range of styles, mediums and techniques, all inspired by music and musicians.
223 Pine St., Downtown St. Louis 

Oct. 1: Clothesline No. 26: HAI Q
The monthly collaborate arts event Clothesline returns Oct. 1 from 9pm-1:30am at Blank Space. This month’s event features never-before-seen visual works by Ian Quattrocchi in addition to a live performance of his original music. Admission is $5 at the door.
2847 Cherokee St., Cherokee Street 

Oct. 1: Curatorial Tour: Claes Oldenburg’s Soft Sculptures
Tamara H. Schenkenberg, Associate Curator of the Pulitzer Arts Foundation, leads a curatorial tour of Claes Oldenburg’s “soft sculpture” works, which are currently on display at the Pulitzer, on Oct. 1 from 11am-12pm.
3716 Washington Blvd., Grand Center 

Oct 1: 2016 Grove Fest
Grove Fest kicks off its 11th year of festivities on Oct. 1 from 2-11pm. The annual family-friendly street festival includes a kids’ zone, street performers, live music, local artists, vendors, and food and drinks from local restaurants. The festival is free and open to the public.
Manchester Ave., The Grove

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