Arts + Culture News: Murmuration Festival Releases 2016 Daily Schedule

Well-known writer, columnist and social commentator Mychal Denzel Smith will be in St. Louis at Left Bank Books on Monday, Aug. 8 at 8pm to sign and discuss his new book, “Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching.” The event is free and open to the public. 399 N. Euclid Ave., Central West End

Photo courtesy of Mychal Denzel Smith

Photo courtesy of Mychal Denzel Smith

The daily schedule for the 2016 Murmuration Festival, happening Sept. 23-25, has been released, including location and overviews for each panel discussion. In addition, single-day tickets for the 2016 Murmuration Festival are officially on sale to the public, and are available for purchase online. 4320 Forest Park Ave., Central West End

The Black Repertory Theatre in St. Louis presents “Dreamgirls,” a concert version of the acclaimed Broadway musical, for a one-night-only event on Saturday, November 5 at 8pm at the E. Desmond Lee Concert Hall. The concert is in celebration of The Black Rep’s 40 years of operation, and will feature celebrity artists including Emmy winning Obba Babatunde. Tickets for the show are available online. 560 Trinity Ave., Delmar Loop

Projects+Gallery is welcoming a new member and updates to its leadership staff. Dorte Probstein, currently the gallery’s Director, is starting in a newly created role as Director of Art Fairs and Special Projects at Barrett Barrera Projects, the parent company of projects+gallery. Bridget Melloy, previously the Business Development Manager at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, joined the projects+gallery staff as the Senior Director in early July. 4733 McPherson Ave., Central West End

Tickets for the 2016 Schlafly Hop in the City Beer Festival, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 17 from 12-9pm at the Schlafly Tap Room, officially went on sale earlier this week. “Hop in the City” will feature more than 40 handcrafted beer styles, food and live music. Tickets for beer tasting and acess to the festival lot are available to purchase online. 2100 Locust St., Downtown St. Louis

This year’s Fall Art Fair at Queeny Park, presented by the Greater St. Louis Art Association, has been scheduled for the weekend of Sept. 2-4. The festival is set to feature up to 135 artists from across the country displaying original pieces offering a wide range of mediums and pricing. In addition to the art, there will be wine tasting, a refreshment café, children’s activities, and live music. Parking for the art fair is free. 550 Weidman Road., Ballwin

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