Arts + Culture Events: ‘The Invitational’ Furniture and Art Show Opens This Week
June 7: Critical Conversation: Art and Geography
Critical Mass for the Visual Arts is hosting their 5th event as part of their Critical Conversation series tonight from 6:30-9pm at the Stage at KDHX. The panel conversation, “Art and Geography,” will feature panelists Terry Suhre, Elizabeth Vega, Amanda Colon-Smith, Sukanya Mani and Matt Brinkmann, and will be moderated by Vanity Gee. This event also coincides with the release of the newest issue of All The Art.
3524 Washington Blvd., Grand Center
June 10: “That Purple Stuff”: A Prince Tribute Party
2720 Cherokee Performing Arts Center is hosting a Prince tribute party on Friday, June 10, featuring the music and sounds of Nappy DJ Needles. Visuals for the evening will be provided by BG (formerly Sherlock Holmeboy). Doors open at 9pm, and the tribute music begins at 10:30pm.
2720 Cherokee St., Cherokee Street
June 10: St. Louis Symphony Presents: “Music of Led Zeppelin”
The St. Louis Symphony will be performing rock ‘n’ roll classics from legendary band Led Zeppelin live in concert on Friday, June 10 at 7:30pm at Powell Hall. Brent Havens will be conducting. Tickets are available to purchase online here.
718 N. Grand Blvd., Grand Center
June 10-12: “The Invitational” Furniture and Art Show
David Stine Woodworking, in collaboration with three other St. Louis artists, presents “The Invitational,” a one-of-a-kind furniture and art show. The other artists in the show include furniture by Martin Goebel, painting by Chad Lawson, and photography by The Land Sisters. The show opens Friday, June 10 with an opening reception from 3-8pm, and will be open from 10am-2pm on Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12.
915 Olive St., Downtown St. Louis
June 11: Summer Gras Kicks Off Its 3rd Year
Summer Gras, a summer music festival celebrating the music and food of New Orleans, kicks off its 3rd year this weekend. This year’s music line-up includes Funky Butt Brass Band, Al Holliday & The East Side Rhythem Band, The Grooveliner, and more. The event is 18+, and will be on Saturday, June 11 at the Old Rock House. Doors open at 5pm, the show starts at 6pm, and tickets are available online here.
1200 South 7th St., Downtown St. Louis
June 11: “Life Outside” Festival
Great Rivers Greenway is hosting the inaugural “Life Outside” Festival this Saturday, June 11 from 10am-7pm, in the Tremayne Shelter area in Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park. Great Rivers Greenway partnered with more than 30 organizations to offer free outdoor activities for people of all ages, including tree climbing, paddle boarding, kayaking lessons, gardening, yoga, a mountain bike obstacle course and much more. In addition to activities, there will be live music and food as well.
13236 Streetcar Drive, Maryland Heights
June 12: St. Louis Symphony Presents: Music of Billy Joel” featuring Michael Cavanaugh
The second concert in the Summer at the Symphony’s three-concert series opens this Saturday, June 12 at 3pm at Powell Hall. The concert, “The Music of Billy Joel,” conducted by Steven Jarvi, features Grammy- and Tony-nominated Broadway star, Michael Cavanaugh. Tickets can be purchased online.
718 N. Grand Blvd., Grand Center
June 12: Potluck and Reading with Author J. Ryan Stradal
Left Bank Books is hosting a potluck and reading featuring author J. Ryan Stradal and his novel, “Kitchens of the Great Midwest,” on Sunday, June 12 at 2pm. Books will available to purchase during the event. Everyone who brings a potluck dish to share with guests will receive 15% off their copy of Stradal’s novel. The event is free, but an RSVP is required and is available to be completed here.
399 N. Euclid Ave., Central West End