Arts + Culture Events to Attend This Week: Feb. 10 – 16

By Natalie Boesch
In Culture

We’ve got another week of events lined up for you! With tacos, beer, and burlesque, there’s something for everybody in STL this week.

© D. Lancaster

© D. Lancaster

Feb. 10: Coloring Club STL
Drink UCBC brews and color for a cause at Urban Chestnut’s Grove location.  On Wednesday 10 percent of proceeds will go to Even Chance Pit Bull Advocacy + Resources + Rescue. UCBC provides the materials which include custom-drawn coloring pages by local artists.
4465 Manchester Ave., The Grove

Feb 10: Branford Marsalis
New Orleans-born Brandford Marsalis brings his Quartet to St. Louis to perform their original jazz pieces with unmeasured musical talent. Tickets start at $45, but if you’re a student they’re just $10.
3536 Washington Ave., Grand Center

Feb. 11: Drink in Art
Bring a date or mingle with singles at CAM and the Pulitzer Arts Foundation. There will be a Pulitzer tour at 5:30pm and a CAM tour at 6pm. Get two-for-one happy hour specials until close!
3750 Washington Blvd., Grand Center

Feb. 11: Andy Waggoner: The Great American Songbook
Man-of-many-talents Andy Waggoner is performing songs from the Great American Songbook, a collection of some of the most influential American tunes, at Jazz At The Bistro. This is a one-night-only show so don’t miss it!
3536 Washington Ave., Grand Center

Feb. 11-14: Shining City
“Shining City,” a play about a therapist who used to be a priest and a businessman with a dark secret, premieres this weekend at Kranzberg Arts Center. The New York Times has called the play “…quiet, haunting and absolutely glorious…” because Guest Director Toni Dorfman taps into our humors and our horrors all at once.
501 N Grand, Grand Center

Feb. 12: Screening of “America’s Blues”
Award-winning documentary “America’s Blues” will be screening for free at the Regional Arts Commission. Flannery’s will provide free food and you can get drinks at the cash bar. Don’t miss the Blues Art show beforehand.
6128 Delmar Blvd., University City

Feb. 12: Adventures and Experiments: A Photography Exhibition
Yeyo Arts is featuring photographic work by STLCC Flo Valley students including Myesha Tyler, Butch Rias and Melissa Hardy.
2907 Jefferson Ave., Benton Park

Feb. 12: Lunar Brew Tasting
As part of the 2nd Annual Lunar New Year Festival, Urban Chestnut has specially brewed Moon Monkey Ginger Beer in commemoration of the year of the monkey. Come to Create Space for an exclusive tasting of UCBC’s newest creation as well as tastings from Earthbound Brewery, New Holland Brewing Company and others.
6325 Delmar Blvd., University City

Feb. 12-14: Shen Yun at Peabody Opera House
Prepare to be wowed by the magic of Shen Yun, an elaborately costumed dance performance showcasing ancient Chinese culture and expressing the beauty of the divine. The dancers’ fluid movements, colorful costumes and the exquisitely painted landscape backdrops will captivate you from beginning to end.
1400 Market St., Downtown

Feb. 13: “Let’s Talk Toy Cameras” with Susan Hacker Stang
What makes a camera a “toy” camera? What’s their historical significance and how have they made an impact currently? Susan Hacker Stang, a photographer who uses toy cameras as her medium, will answer these questions as well as show of her collection of cameras and the photos she’s shot with them.
3415 Olive St., Grand Center

Feb. 13: “Silent But Sexy,” A Silent Disco
Put on your headphones and dance into Valentine’s Day to your chosen beat. DJ Mahf, V-Thom and Joe Luckey are among the artists lined up for the night.
4140 Manchester Ave., The Grove

Feb. 13: SO MANY DYNAMOS at Blank Space
St. Louis’s own SO MANY DYNAMOS will be playing in the basement of Blank Space with RUMPSHAKER bookending the show. Make sure you book your tickets in advance–there are only 125!
2847 Cherokee St., Gravois Park

Feb. 13: For The Love Of Tacos
Binge-eat tacos for a good cause! Donate what you can to Missouri’s GSA Network and get your choice of all-you-can-eat chicken, beef, vegetarian or vegan tacos. All proceeds go toward combating transphobia and homophobia in schools and communities.
3407 Jefferson Ave., Gravois Park

Feb. 16: Single Jewish Male Seeking Soul Mate, Letty Cottin Progrebin
Letty Cottin Progrebin will present and discuss her second novel Single Jewish Male Seeking Soul Mate as part of the 37th Annual St. Louis Jewish Book Festival. The story follows Zach Levy, a son of Holocaust survivors who promises that he’ll marry within the Jewish faith but falls for a non-Jewish black woman activist. Admission is $15, so buy your tickets now!
2 Millstone Campus Drive, Creve Coeur

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