Arts + Culture Events: Shakespeare in the Streets Kicks Off This Friday

Sept. 14: Artist Talk and Book Signing Featuring Artist Charlie Le Mindu
projects+gallery presents an artist talk and book signing with artist Charlie Le Mindu, co-hosted by Washington University’s Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Art, on Wednesday, Sept. 14 in Kemp Auditorium, located in Givens Hall on Washington University’s Danforth campus. The artist talk will be at 4pm, where Le Mindu will be joined by panelists Todd Thomas and Charlotte Eyerman, and the book signing will be at 5pm.
One Brookings Drive, University City 

Sept. 14-15: “Capturing the City” Presentation and Book Signing
The Missouri History Museum is hosting a presentation and book signing with authors Angela Dietz and Joseph Heathcott, featuring the photography book, “Capturing the City: Photos from the Streets of St. Louis, 1900-1930.” The event will be on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 7pm and Thursday, Sept. 15 at 10:30am.
5700 Lindell Blvd., Forest Park

Sept. 15: Annual Midtown Alley BBQ
This year’s Midtown Alley BBQ will be on Thursday, Sept. 15 at Atomicdust from 6-10pm. The nighttime event will include barbecue, beer, music and outdoor games for attendees. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online.
3021 Locust St., Midtown

Sept. 15: “Charlie Would” Exhibition Opening
projects+gallery presents the opening reception for “Charlie Would,” the US solo debut of Paris-based multidisciplinary artist, Charlie Le Mindu, on Thursday, Sept. 15 from 5-8pm. The exhibition will feature some of Le Mindu’s most well-known sculptural works and will run through Nov. 19. The opening reception is free and open to the public.
4733 McPherson Ave., Central West End

Sept. 15: Exhibition Opening Featuring Craig Carlisle
Houska Gallery is hosting the opening reception for its brand-new exhibition featuring work by Craig Carlisle on Thursday, Sept. 15 from 5-8pm. The exhibition will run through Oct. 15.
4728 McPherson Ave., Central West End

Sept. 16: Far Fetched + Pulitzer Present: Jam Sessions
As part of the summer performance series co-presented by Far Fetched and the Pulitzer Arts Foundation, the Pulitzer is hosting an evening jam session featuring musicians Laren Loveless and David Boykin, on Friday, Sept. 16 from 4-8pm. The event is free and open to the public.
3716 Washington Blvd., Grand Center

Sept. 16: “Direct Drive” Exhibition Opening
The opening reception for the Contemporary Art Museum’s brand new exhibition, “Kelley Walker: Direct Drive,” is on Friday, Sept. 16 from 7-9pm. The exhibition is Walker’s first solo US museum exhibition, featuring existent and new work, and will fill every space in the museum.
3750 Washington Blvd., Grand Center

Sept. 16: Daniella Monae Featuring at UrbPoetry
Spoken word artist Daniella Monae will be featured at UrbPoetry on Friday, Sept. 16 at 9pm. The evening will be hosted by EmCee and Greg the Poet, with music by DJ Fred aka Smoooth. Doors open at 8:30pm and admission tickets are purchasable at the door.
5249 Delmar Blvd., Central West End 

Sept. 16: ATLiens 20th Anniversary Celebration + Nas Birthday Tribute
The Soulition and All Props Deserved present “That 90’s Jam: ATLiens 20 Year Anniversary Celebration and Nas BDay Tribute” on Friday, Sept. 16 from 9:30pm-1am at Blank Space. Music will be provided by DJ Reminise and Nappy DJ Needles. Tickets are available at the door.
2847 Cherokee St., Cherokee Street 

Sept. 16-18: Shakespeare in the Streets: “Remember Me”
Shakespeare Festival St. Louis’s three-day performance series, “Shakespeare in the Streets,” will be this weekend, Sept. 16-18. This year’s production, “Remember Me,” will be performed at 8pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday on Sutton Blvd. between Marietta Ave. and Hazel Ave. in Maplewood. The weekend will also include local beer, donuts and bowling.
Sutton Blvd., Maplewood 

Sept. 17: Far Fetched: Brave New World 2016
Far Fetched presents an evening of music and entertainment on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 7pm-1am at The Luminary. The line-up features Hands and Feet, Golden Curls, Scrub, Subtle Aggression Monopoly, Rick Maun, Ewokie Talkie and Super Hero Killer. Tickets are $10.
2701 Cherokee St., Cherokee Street 

Sept. 17: South Grand Fall Festival
This year’s South Grand Fall Festival is on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 11am-6pm, featuring local artists, vendors, musicians, dancers and restaurants. Entertainment and activities will also be happing at Ritz Park throughout the day, and will end at 10pm.
3147 S. Grand Blvd., Tower Grove East 

Sept. 17: Artist Talk with Kelley Walker
The Contemporary Art Museum is hosting an artist talk with celebrated visual artist Kelley Walker on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 11am-12pm. The artist talk is organized in conjunction with CAM’s brand-new museum-wide exhibition, featuring Kelley Walker’s work. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is requested and can be completed online.
3750 Washington Blvd., Grand Center

Sept. 17: Bump and Hustle #51
Blank Space’s monthly dance party, Bump and Hustle, returns this Saturday, Sept. 17 from 9pm-1:30am, featuring DJ MAKossa and Nappy DJ Needles. This month’s event includes a special guest performance by the Saint Boogie Brass Band. Tickets are purchasable at the door.
2847 Cherokee St., Cherokee Street

Sept. 17: “Antigone in Ferguson”
The Center for Social Empowerment is hosting two screenings “A Dramatic Reading of Scenes From Sophocles’ ‘Antigone’” at Wellspring Church on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 5:30-7:30pm and from 8:30-10:30pm. Actors include Samira Wiley from the show “Orange is the New Black,” Reg E. Cathey from “House of Cards,” Gloria Reuben from “ER,” and Glenn Davis from “24,” The event is free, but seating is limited. The event will be followed by a discussion between concerned citizens, activists and law enforcement.
33 S. Florissant Road, Ferguson

Featured photo by J. David Levy

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