Arts + Culture Events: Vote for Missouri in the Worldwide Museum Dance-Off Competition

By Jacqui Germain
In Culture

April 19: Vote for the MO History Museum in the Worldwide Museum Dance Off Competition
The Missouri History Museum is participating in the worldwide Museum Dance Off competition, and voting for the first round is today! The Missouri History Museum is the only museum in Missouri competing. Check out their awesome submission here, and vote.

Photo courtesy of Missouri History Museum

Photo courtesy of Missouri History Museum

April 19: Closing Performance of “RAGTIME” at the Peabody Opera House
The closing performance of “RAGTIME” at the Peabody Opera House is Tuesday, April 19 at 8pm. The play was scheduled for two shows at the Peabody, from April 18-19. Tickets for the closing performance are available for purchase at the door or online.
1400 Market St., Grand Center

April 19: Lupe Fiasco at The Pageant
Chicago rapper Lupe Fiasco will be performing at The Pageant on Tuesday, April 19. The Boy Illinois, Billy Blue, and ZVerse will be opening the show. Doors open at 7pm, and the show starts at 8pm. Tickets are available for purchase online or at the door.
6161 Delmar Blvd., Delmar Loop

April 19-23: SHAKE 38 Festival Begins Today
Shakespeare Festival St. Louis’ annual five-day marathon celebration of Shakespeare’s 38 plays beings on Tuesday, April 19. The kick-off event features a photo exhibit, a short film and more—all based on Shakespeare’s “Antony and Cleopatra”—and will be held at Barnett on Washington at 8pm. Full festival schedule is available to view and download here.
3207 Washington Ave., Grand Center 

April 21: Artist Talk with Eugenia Alexander
The artist talk for Eugenia Alexander’s debut solo art exhibition, “Evolving Archetypes,” is Thursday, April 21 at 7pm at SOHO Studio and Gallery. Unsold artworks will be available for purchase this free event.
4915 Macklind Ave., Southampton

April 21: The Poet Tree Series: St. Louis Poets on St. Louis
St. Louis’ Poet Laureate, Michael Castro, in conjunction with Shirley LeFlore, will present a weekday afternoon poetry reading featuring local poets Hari Sky Campbell, Jacqui Germain and Jason Kei. The event is part of the Unity Community series, and starts at 1pm.
2701 N. 14th St., Old North St. Louis

April 21: Celebration of the Black Artists Group with Oliver Lake
The Whitaker Jazz Speaks 3-part series presents a celebration of St. Louis’ historic Black Artists Group (BAG), featuring SLU professor, Dr. Ben Looker, and founding BAG members, Oliver Lake, Shirley LeFlore, and Charles “Bobo” Shaw. The event is Thursday, April 21 at 6pm, and is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required.
3536 Washington Ave., Grand Center

April 22: Karen Gomyo at the St. Louis Symphony
Famous violinist, Karen Gomyo, joins the St. Louis Symphony for a performance of Sibelius’ Violin Concerto and Dvořák’s Symphony No. 7, on Friday, April 22 at 10:30am. Tickets are available for purchase online.
718 N. Grand Blvd., Grand Center

April 22: Leverage Dance Theater Presents “unRemembered”
Leverage Dance Theater presents a site-specific performance of “unremembered,” located in a 150-year-old building. The first 2 performances will be on Friday, April 22 at 7pm and 7:15pm. For the full schedule and ticket prices, please click here.
3627 S. Jefferson, Gravois Park

April 22: An Evening of Wine and Poetry: A Night of Female Poets
Dunaway Books will be hosting an evening of wine and poetry on Friday, April 22 at 7:30pm. The reading will feature all women artists: Cierra Lowe, Elise Giammanco, Cara Wegener, Kyle Aiko, Marki Swigert and Grace McGinnis. Wine will not be provided by the venue.
3111 S. Grand Blvd, Tower Grove

April 22: Stone Soup Galleries Open House Featuring Kim Kienbusch Cliffe
Stone Soup Galleries is hosting an event to celebrate their new artist in residence, Kim Kienbusch Cliffe. The event will be on Friday, April 22 at 6pm, and will feature live music and a some of Cliffe’s acrylic paintings.
88 Chesterfield Mall, Chesterfield

April 22-24: Christopher Nolan’s “Quay”
The Webster University Film Series presents a traveling short film event curated by director Christopher Nolan. The screening features 4 short films, including Nolan’s short documentary film, “Quay.” The event is on Friday, April 22 at 7:30pm.
470 E. Lockwood, Webster Groves

April 24: St. Louis Earth Day Festival
St. Louis’ annual Earth Day Festival, the second largest Earth Day Festival in the nation, is on Sunday, April 24 from 10am-6pm. The day-long event will feature more than 20 local venders, including musical performances, free yoga classes for kids and adults, and a sustainable fashion show. Check out the entertainment schedule here.
Muny Grounds, Forest Park

April 25: Natural Bridge Debut Writers Series Presents Roger Reeves
Award-winning poet Roger Reeves will be reading from his widely-acclaimed debut poetry collection, “King Me,” at UMSL at Grand Center, as part of the Natural Bridge Debut Writers Series.
3651 Olive St., Grand Center

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