We wish all the graduates from the District’s schools much success in their future endeavors. A special shout out goes out to the first graduating class from Grand Center Arts Academy! The community is invited to join Grand Center Arts Academy for an evening of surprise performance and cocktails to celebrate their rising stars stepping into the LimeLight on May 20th. Tickets and info
Summer Learning Opportunities
School may be out for the summer but there are plenty of learning opportunities to be found in the District. Take a journey back in time with our free Architecture and History walking tour. Or visit Craft Alliance for Craft Tech Makerspace on May 15 to explore 3D printers, laser cutter, and other digital technology. Interested in a more hands on experience? Make a ball point pen on a lathe on May 21. Into music? Stop by the Tuesday Composer Club on Tuesdays at 8pm at The Dark Room.
Great Rivers Biennial: Lyndon Barrois Jr., Nanette Boileau, and Tate Foley
Through August 14
Art enthusiasts will not want to miss the seventh edition of the Great Rivers Biennial at the Contemporary Art Museum (open now until Aug. 14) featuring new work by St. Louis-based artists Lyndon Barrois Jr., Nanette Boileau, and Tate Foley. The Great Rivers Biennial Arts Award Program, a collaborative initiative between CAM and Gateway Foundation, identifies talented emerging and mid-career artists working in the greater St. Louis metropolitan area. Stop by on May 21 for complimentary lemonade and the opening of Green Air, the Museum's second courtyard installation by Nomad Studio, which will transform CAM's courtyard over the summer. More info
Tennessee Williams Festival
You won’t want to miss St. Louis’s first annual Tennessee Williams Film Festival featuring our native son’s finest work at various venues around Grand Center. Join us for Tennessee Williams films in Public Media Commons all 5 days, The Glass Menagerie at the Kranzberg Black Box, the Hirschfeld Exhibition at the Kranzberg, music at The Dark Room and more. The festival wraps up with a "Stella Shouting" contest on May 15 from 3pm to 4pm in Strauss Park! See the complete schedule here.
Feast TV Taste & See: Taste of Asia
Friday, May 20 | Public Media Commons
From dim sum and steamed buns to ramen, sushi, tacos, sake and wraps, experience the best of our region's Asian cuisine, and learn how to roll your own. Enjoy great eats and drinks from BaiKu Sushi Lounge, Urban Chestnut and many other St. Louis favorites on Friday, May 20 in the award-winning Public Media Commons located between the Nine Network and St. Louis Public Radio on Olive. Tickets & Info
Spring at the Sun
Saturday, May 21 | Sun Theater
Join Big Muddy Dance Company on Saturday, May 21 as they finish out their first season in Grand Center at the historic Sun Theater. Check out the re-imagined company premiere of Geoffrey Alexander's "Vows Unspoken," a lively company premiere of "Saludo" by up and coming choreographer Alivia Schaffer, a work in preview by St. Louis emerging choreographer Audrey Simes, and a thrilling world premiere by Artistic Director Brian Enos! Tickets & Info