Arts + Culture Events: The Scene Shop to Discuss Diversity in Theater

By Jacqui Germain
In Culture

June 14: “See Jane Sing” featuring Jane Lynch
Author, and Emmy- and Golden Globe-winner Jane Lynch, known best for her work on the television show “Glee,” brings her musical comedy show, “See Jane Sing,” to St. Louis tonight at The Sheldon Concert Hall at 7:30pm. Tickets are available to purchase online.
3648 Washington Blvd., Grand Center 

Photo courtesy of The Marcelle

Photo courtesy of The Marcelle

June 15: The Scene Shop Presents “Diversity: A Series of Panel Discussions
The Scene Shop is hosting a series of panel discussions on diversity in St. Louis theater, beginning with their first event, “Race in Theatre: How to Reflect Our Community On and Off the Stage,” on Wednesday, June 15 at 7pm at The Marcelle. The panelists for this discussion include local actress Jeanitta Flores, Artistic Director of R-S Theatrics Christina Rios and Adam Flores, Assistant Professor for Applied Theatre at Fontbonne University.
3310 Samuel Shepard Drive, Grand Center

June 16: “Doin’ It in the Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC” Documentary Screening
St. Louis’ Black Cinema Club, and in collaboration with current exhibitions at the Contemporary Art Museum by Lyndon Barrois Jr. and Mark Bradford, CAM presents a documentary screening of “Doin’ It in the Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC.” The directors visited 180 courts across NYC’s five boroughs in 75 days to produce the film. The screening will be on Thursday, June 16 at 7pm at the Contemporary Art Museum.
3750 Washington Blvd., Grand Center

June 17: SOHO Gallery Celebrates Five Years
SOHO Gallery celebrates five years of operation with an evening of art, featuring work from their resident painters, Julie Malone and Megan Rieke, along with guest artists Theresa Hopkins, April Morrison, Jen Bradford, Gregory Booth, Tim Meehan, Shanna Norton, Patrick Campbell, John Cooper, Joe Neaf, Bethany Clemens, Liz Millikan and Brian Lathan.
4915 Macklind Ave., Southampton

June 17: St. Louis Prom for Progress
The New Leaders Council’s 2016 cohort celebrates progress and community innovation in St. Louis with dancing, drinks and great conversation at their annual event, “Prom for Progress.” This year’s celebration will be Friday, June 17 from 8-11pm at the International Institute, and will recognize local visionaries including Cara Spencer, 20th Ward Alderwoman, Dr. William Ross from the Washington University School of Medicine, Kim Norwood from the Washington University School of Law, Travis Sheridan from Venture Café St. Louis, Crystal Martin from LaunchCode, and Kelly Hamilton from Entrepreneur Quarterly (EQ) Magazine.
3401 Arsenal St., Tower Grove East

June 17: St. Louis Symphony Presents “Tribute to David Bowie”
The St. Louis Symphony, along with a full rock band, presents a concert of David Bowie’s most memorable songs across his decades-long career to pay tribute to the late musician. The concert features guest conductor Brent Havens, and will include classics like “Space Oddity,” “Changes,” “Rebel Rebel,” and others. Tickets are available online.
718 N. Grand Blvd., Grand Center

June 17: “Mutual Benefit” Performance at The Luminary
The Luminary and KDHX presents “Mutual Benefit” with Florist on Friday, June 17 at The Luminary. Doors open at 8pm and the show begins at 9pm. Advance tickets are available online, and will also be available at the door.
2701 Cherokee St., Cherokee Street

June 18: 2016 Riverfront Times Music Showcase
The Riverfront Times’ 2016 Music Showcase is Saturday, June 18, with featured artists Sleepy Kitty, Bruiser Queen, Blank Generation and Tef-Poe. More than 90 bands are participating in the showcase this year, spanning 9 venues and nearly 12 hours of performances at each location. For the full venue listing, a complete concert schedule, and ticket information, check online.
The Grove

June 18: Circuit Attorney Debate 2016
The 2016 Circuit Attorney Debate will be held on Saturday, June 18 at 3pm in the Wool Ballroom at St. Louis University’s Busch Student Center, and will feature candidates Mary Pat Carl, Kim Gardner, Patrick Hamacher, and Steven Harmon. The debate will be an opportunity for community members to engage each of the four candidates before voting in August.
20 N. Grand Blvd., Midtown Alley

June 18: Self-Taught Genius Opening Lecture
The St. Louis Art Museum is hosting a lecture on American folk art through the concept of the “self-taught genius,” on Saturday, June 18 at 2pm. This free lecture will be led by Melissa Wolfe, curator of American art, and will feature an exhibition with more than 100 works of art created by self-taught artists. A ticket is required to reserve your seat for the event.
One Fine Arts Drive, Forest Park

June 18: Tower Grove Neighborhood Yard Sale
The South East Saint Louis City Yard Sale moves to Tower Grove South on Saturday, June 18, from at 8am-1pm. This week’s yard sale also includes Bevo Mill, Dutchtown, and Mount Pleasant neighborhoods. For more information, check here. Maps of each neighborhood including addresses of participating homes are available online.
Tower Grove South

June 19: St. Lou Fringe Artist Salon
St. Lou Fringe and Downtown STL, Inc. present, “Artist Salon,” on Sunday, June 19 from 7-9pm. The event is St. Lou Fringe’s June event, and is part of their monthly series of multidisciplinary arts-related events, culminating in the St. Lou Fringe Festival in August.
812 Olive St., Downtown St. Louis

June 19: St. Louis Symphony Presents “Music of Elvis” featuring Terry Mike Jeffrey
The St. Louis Symphony continues their “Summer at the Symphony” series with their final concert, “Music of Elvis,” featuring veteran singer and songwriter, Terry Mike Jeffrey, on Sunday, June 19 at 3pm. The tribute performance will be conducted by Steven Jarvi, and will include hits like “Suspicious Minds,” “Don’t be Cruel,” “Burning Love,” and others. Tickets are available online.
718 N. Grand Blvd., Grand Center

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