Weekly Arts + Culture Events: October 4

St. Louis is brimming with cultural opportunities. Below, check out some of this week’s events in visual art, dance, music, film and more.

Oct. 3-9: 2016 St. Louis Design Week
This year’s St. Louis Design Week is under way, celebrating the city’s design community with seven jam-packed days full of fascinating events (including one that ALIVE is moderating!). The calendar includes insightful panels, featured speakers, a variety of workshops, studio tours, exhibitions and more. A full calendar with the dates, times and locations for all STLDW event is online1301 Olive St., Downtown St. Louis 

Oct. 4: Common Field Meet Up for Independent Arts Organizers
The Luminary and The Transversal Project host an informal gathering and discussion for independent arts organizers across the city from 7-9pm Tuesday, Oct. 4, at The Luminary. The event is an opportunity for the arts community to discuss ways individuals can better co-organize and support one another. Complimentary food and drinks are provided. 2701 Cherokee St., Cherokee Street 

Oct. 4: Book Signing and Discussion with Author Sherry Turkle
Author and media scholar Sherry Turkle is discussing her new book, “Reclaiming Convesration: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age,” at 7pm Tuesday, Oct. 4, at Ladue Chapel. The event, sponsored by Left Bank Books and The Lee Institute at Ladue Chapel, also includes a Q&A, book signing and reception. Ticketsare available online9450 Clayton Road, Ladue 

Oct. 4-6: Three Movie Screenings at The Tivoli
To commemorate its 10-year anniversary, the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum is hosting a 3-day film series at the Tivoli Theatre. The series includes a screening of “Pollock” (2000) at 7pm Tuesday, Oct. 4, “Moulin Rouge” (1952) at 7pm Wednesday, Oct. 5, and “The Mystery of Picasso” at 7pm Thursday, Oct. 6. All are free and open to the public. 6350 Delmar Blvd., Delmar Loop

Oct. 7: Exhibition Opening: “R3clamation: Inward Quest”
The opening reception for “R3clamation: Inward Quest,” a collaborative art installation between St. Louis artists Basil Kincaid and Audrey Simes, is from 6-10pm Friday, Oct. 7 at the Hoffman LaChance Contemporary Gallery. The evening features an accompanying performance, and is free and open to the public. The exhibition runs through Oct. 29. 2713 Sutton Blvd., Maplewood

Oct. 7: Five Exhibition Openings at Sheldon Art Galleries
As part of St. Louis’ monthly First Fridays art experience, there will be an all-gallery exhibition reception from 5-7pm Friday, Oct. 7, at the Sheldon Art Galleries. The evening features five exhibitions: “Outside/In: Paint or Peace,” “The Landscape Architecture of Dan Kiley,” “Radar Home, 11.8.13” by Amy Reidel, “This I Believe” by Whitfield School Art Students, and “Route 66: A 90th Anniversary Celebration.” Complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. 3648 Washington Blvd., Grand Center 

Oct. 7: Exhibition Opening: “Rust Sweat & Tears”
The opening reception for Theresa Hopkins’ mixed-media painting exhibition “Rust Sweat & Tears” is from 6-10pm Friday, Oct. 7 at SOHO Studio and Gallery. An accompanying artist talk with Hopkins is scheduled for 6pm Wednesday, Oct. 19 at the gallery. Both events are free and open to the public. 4915 Macklind Ave., Southampton

Oct. 7: Movie Screening: The Black Power Mixtape
Hands Up United hosts an outdoor movie screening of The Black Power Mixtape from 6:30-9pm Friday, Oct. 7, in O’Fallon Park. The screening is part of Hands Up United’s Friday Freedom Flix series and is free and open to the public. Popcorn and refreshments are provided. O’Fallon Park, O’Fallon

Oct. 7: Far Fetched + Pulitzer Present: Man s. Machine
The final event in the collaborative summer performance series between the Far Fetched Collective and the Pulitzer is from 7-10pm Friday, Oct. 7, at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation. Hosted by Darian Wigfall, Director of Artist Management and Development at Far Fetched, the event features a community discussion about the inspirations and goals behind the Collective’s collaboration with the Pulitzer. Following the dialogue is a special live music battle between musician Lauren Loveless and DJ Whiz. The community discussion and the live performance are free and open to the public. 3716 Washington Blvd., Grand Center

Oct. 7: Exhibition Opening: “Presence” and 30th Anniversary
The champagne reception and exhibition opening for the group show “Presence” is from 6-8pm Friday, Oct. 7, at Atrium Gallery. The exhibition—curated specifically to commemorate Atrium Gallery’s 30th anniversary—features figurative works and includes pieces by artists Natalia Arias, Francis Bacon, Peter Charlap, Claudia Demonte, Art Kleinman, Manolo Valdes, Victor Wanga and Shanlin Ye. 4814 Washington Ave., Central West End 

Oct. 8: Exhibition Opening: “Their Way”
The opening reception for “Their Way,” a photography exhibition curated by artist Kahlil Irving, is from 7-10pm Saturday, Oct. 8, at The Millitzer Studio and Gallery. The exhibition presents stunning portraits, body shots and full figured images, featuring work by participating artists Jen Everett, Chloe West, Adriadne Fish, Sheena Rose and Kat Reynolds. 3103 Pestalozzi St., Tower Grove East 

Oct. 8: Booking Signing with Author and Food Network Host Alton Brown
Celebrity Food Network television host and author Alton Brown will be signing his book “EveryDayCook” at 12pm Saturday, Oct. 8, at Left Bank Books. Tickets are available online. Each ticket purchase admits two people to the signing line and includes one copy of “EveryDayCook.” 399 N. Euclid Ave., Central West End

Oct. 8: Annual Soulard Bar Bounce
This year’s Soulard Bar Bounce is from 12-6pm Saturday, Oct. 8, featuring participation from 10 bars around the historic Soulard neighborhood. Individual and team registration for the 21+ event can be completed online. All of proceeds benefit Angels’ Arms, a foster home in St. Louis. Soulard Neighborhood

Oct. 9: St. Louis Symphony Pays Tribute to Prince
The St. Louis Symphony’s one-night-only tribute concert to legendary musician Prince is at 7pm Sunday, Oct. 9, at Powell Hall. The evening of music includes renditions of some of Prince’s most iconic songs, including “Purple Rain,” “When Doves Cry,” “U Got the Look,” “Raspberry Beret” and others. Brent Havens conducts the performance, with Jason Tenner as vocalist. Tickets are available online718 N. Grand Blvd., Grand Center


Featured image by Annie Spratt

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