Arts + Culture News: 'Broken Bone Bathtub' Premieres This Week
June 1: Make Sh!t Night! At TechArtista
The community creativity organization Chin Up Heart Open is hosting a night of arts and crafts, creativity, and community on Wednesday, June 1 from 7-9pm. The event is free, though donations to cover art supplies are encouraged. Light snacks and drinks will be provided.
4818 Washington Blvd., Central West End
June 2: T. John Hughes Book Signing
Left Bank Books is hosting a book signing and discussion with architectural photographer T. John Hughes, featuring his book “Apparitions: Architecture That Has Disappeared from Our Cities,” on Thursday, June 2 at 7pm. Books will be available for purchase at the event.
399 N. Euclid Ave., Central West End
June 2-25: “ATOMIC” at New Line Theatre
New Line Theatre presents the highly-acclaimed rock musical, “ATOMIC,” as part of its 25th performance season. “ATOMIC” opens on Thursday, June 2 at 8pm at the Marcelle Theater, and runs through June 25. Tickets are available to purchase online or at the Fox Theatre box office.
3310 Samuel Shepard Drive., Grand Center
June 2-26: “Broken Bone Bathtub” Performance
That Uppity Theatre Company and The Drama Club STL present the St. Louis premiere of “Broken Bone Bathtub,” a performance piece highlighting disability featuring Siobhan O’Loughlin. The first performance is Thursday, June 2 at 7pm and 9pm. A trailer for the performance is viewable here, and the full schedule and ticket information is available online.
3322 DeMenil Place, Benton Park
June 3: Two Exhibition Openings at The Luminary
This Friday, June 3 from 7-10pm, The Luminary Center for the Arts presents the opening reception for their two latest exhibitions. “OPW? POW!” is a show featuring work by artist duo Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas. “The Shadow on the Ground” is a solo show featuring new work from Alexandria Eregbu, which is a response to the rise of virally witnessed public deaths of black bodies on social media.
2701 Cherokee St., Cherokee Street
June 3: Projects+Gallery presents “Géothermie”
projects+gallery presents the opening reception for their newest exhibit, “Géothermie,” featuring work of Paris-based ceramicist Stéphane Margolis on Friday, June 3 from 5-8pm. There will also be a welcoming party for Margolis with live music and complimentary drinks on Thursday, June 3 from 5:30-9:30pm at the Jewel Box in Forest Park.
4733 McPherson Ave., Central West End
June 3: “The Print” Gallery Opening
The Atrium Gallery is hosting the opening reception for their summer exhibit “The Print,” on Friday, June 3 from 6-8pm. The show includes visual work involving a variety of prince processes, featuring works by Blanca Botero, Suzanne Caporael, David Klamen, James Kuiper, Karen Kunc and Jim Nickel. The exhibition will run through Aug. 13.
4814 Washington Ave., Central West End
June 3: Three Exhibition Openings at Bruno David Gallery
The Bruno David Gallery presents the opening reception for three of their latest exihibitions on Friday, June 3 from 6-9pm. Artists include Charles P. Reay with “Strats / DADADADA / Complications,” Yvonne Osei with “Africa Clothe Me Bare,” and Daniel Raedeke with “NATUREBOOK.” The exhibitions will run through July 9.
3721 Washington Blvd., Grand Center
June 3: Gallery Talk with Allison Taylor
Washington University’s Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum has organized a gallery talk and tour of their Bernoudy Permanent Collection Gallery on Friday, June 3 from 6-8pm. The event will be led by Allison Taylor, Kemper’s manager of education, and is free to attend.
1 Brookings Drive, Clayton
June 3-5: Webster Art Fair
Webster Grove’s annual Arts Fair opens this weekend featuring 106 national, regional and local artists, food and live music. The 3-day event is scheduled Friday, June 3 from 6-10pm, Saturday, June 4 from 11am-9pm, and Sunday, June 5 from 11am-5pm.
475 E. Lockwood Ave., Webster Groves
June 4: Roland Burrow Art Show
St. Louis artist, painter, and musician, Roland Burrow is having an art show and party featuring all new pieces and prints for sale on Saturday, June 4 from 8pm-1am at Blank Space. Music and drinks will be provided. Early guest giveaways will be available at the venue.
2847 Cherokee St., Cherokee Street
June 4: Poet-in-Residence Performance at the Pulitzer
Bhanu Kapil, the Pulitzer Arts Foundation’s current poet-in-residence, will be leading a participatory meditation, followed by a performance of her new work, on Saturday, June 4 at 4pm. The event will be the culmination of a series of research workshops as part of Kapil’s residency.
3716 Washington Blvd., Grand Center
June 4: “Let Your Voice Be Heard” Auditions
The “Let Your Voice Be Heard” competition celebrates the musical contributions of Black Americans to culture and society. The first two sets of auditions will both be held on Saturday, June 4. The first audition time will be from 12-3pm at the Walnut Park Branch of the St. Louis Public Library. The second audition time will be from 2-5pm at the Divoll Branch of the St. Louis Public Library. Finals will be held Saturday, June 25 from 12-4pm at the Schlafly Branch of the St. Louis Public Library.
225 N. Euclid Ave., Central West End
June 4: The Dave Black Group at Focal Point
The Focal Point presents The Dave Black Group live show on Saturday, June 4 at 8pm. In addition to Dave Black, the Dave Black Group features musicians Paul DeMarinis, Ben Portner, Marc Torlina and Brian May. Tickets are available for purchase online here.
2720 Sutton Blvd., Maplewood
June 5: Careers in the Arts Panel Discussion: Dance
Radio Arts Foundation-St. Louis presents a panel discussion event about establishing a career in dance, featuring panelists Alicia Graf Mack, Antonio and Kirven Douthit-Boyd, Christine Knoblaunch-O’Neal, and Erin Warner Prange. The free event will be held on Sunday, June 5 from 1-3:30pm, and attendees are asked to register in advance.
7700 Forsyth Blvd., Downtown Clayton
June 5: Jeremy Davenport Live
Accomplished musician and St. Louis native Jeremy Davenport is returning to the city for a live show at Sheldon Concert Hall on Sunday, June 5 from 2-4pm. Tickets are available online.
3648 Washington Blvd., Grand Center
June 6: Circus Flora Presents “PASTIME”
Circus Flora presents their all new baseball-themed circus show “PASTIME” to commemorate 30 years of show-stopping performances. Opening night is Thursday, June 2 at 7pm, and performances will continue through July 3. Full schedule and tickets are available online here.
718 N. Grand Blvd., Grand Center
June 7: Critical Conversations: “Art and Geography”
Join Critical Mass for the Visual Arts for another installment of their community event, “Critical Conversation,” on Tuesday, June 7 from 6:30-9pm, featuring a dialogue on “Art and Geography.” Panelists include Amanda Colon-Smith, Sukanya Mani, Elizabeth Vega, Terry Suhre and Matt Brinkmann, with moderator Vanity Gee.
3524 Washington Blvd., Grand Center