Spring is creeping its way through the clouds and the Grand Center Arts District events roster is reaping the benefits! From new shows and exhibitions, to fresh eats, shopping, and a new commitment to literary arts – spring has sprung and so has your social calendar.
After several weeks of installation, Pulitzer Arts Foundation reopens on March 13 with a new show, “Terry Adkins: Resounding.” The exhibition highlights the work of the prolific American artist who made a significant impact on the fields of contemporary sculpture and performance.
On March 29, Kode Red Dance presents Vibrations at The Grandel, featuring some of the St. Louis’ most talented young dance artists.
At The Sheldon, shows include Mississippi River Views; Principal Perspectives: The Work of Phil Durham; East Side Renaissance, and more.
On view at The Dark Room, ‘Classic St. Louis’ by Richard Sprengeler’ features spirited black and white photography that chronicles architectural moments from St. Louis over the last 40 years.
‘What I Know,’ by Deborah Katon somes to The Gallery at The Kranzberg. Through fabricated artifacts and fictional narratives, Katon challenges the construction of knowledge in the age of “Fake News,” ultimately posing the question, “what is real?”
For his first show curated as Director of MOCRA entitled ‘Surface to Source,’ David Brinker delves into the MOCRA collection, bringing out works that haven’t been shown in a number of years and juxtaposing them with perennial favorites. The works from the collection are joined by several works on loan. Meanwhile, the removal of a number of temporary walls opens up new vistas in the gallery.
Saint Louis University Museum of Art celebrates the opening of ‘Leon Bronstein: Between The Fantastic And The Real‘ which runs through May 31. The exhibition will also include a section focusing on Bronstein’s process of developing and executing the site-specific sculpture All You Need Is Love, which will be installed in Grand Center Arts District. This section is meant to educate the public on how site-specific public art is conceived, executed, and presented for installation in a public space.
Jazz and music lovers in general won’t want to miss the SFJazz Collective on March 14 at The Sheldon where they will celebrate two milestone recordings: Miles Davis’ In a Silent Way and Sly and the Family Stone’s Stand.
You’re also in for a treat on March 28 where Chaifetz Arena will fill with the sounds of the blues for the 14th Annual Gateway Blues Festival.
Dance, dance, dance at RE: Soul, CAM’s 2020 DJ-in-Residence James Biko traces the history of soul music and contemporary sampling in an interactive spinning session inspired by the work of artist Liz Johnson Artur on March 19.
For a new weekly music fix, check out Live Music Fridays and Saturdays at Urban Chestnut Midtown. A roster of local musicians like the River Kittens and Dizzy Atmosphere will take the stage from 8-11pm. Oh, and it’s free!
Starting Friday, March 6, the Third Baptist Church kicks off their “Friday Pipes” series, a 30-minute lunch break concert every Friday from 12:30-1pm that features a roster of performers who will explore the range of the organ from Bach to Broadway.
Get your tickets while they last for CAM’s popular food and art series, Feast Your Eyes on March 30, a four course dinner inspired by the current art on view. This round, one of St. Louis’ newest farm-to-table spots takes the helm: Little Fox.
If a new happy hour spot is on your wishlist – look no further than the Angad Rainbow Terrace where you will enjoy drink and food specials from 4-6pm starting at $5.
If you’re looking to take up a fun new musical hobby, The Folk School at KDHX will be hosting two workshops – for the fiddle and the banjo respectively – this month on March 14.
New Line Theatre presents the wild go-go’s musical ‘Head Over Heels‘ – a wild, sexy, modern musical fairy tale March 5-28 at The Marcelle.
On March 26, Saint Louis Story Stitchers Artists Collective presents Peace in the Prairie, a multi-media performance exploring the concepts of peace and violence, juxtaposing urban life as experienced by African American people living in the city of St. Louis, Missouri and the state’s unique endangered prairie lands.
For Pulitzer Arts Foundation’s Field & Farming Workshop on March 28, local author, journalist, and poet Jacqui Germain guides participants through an active experience using the artworks on display to generate fresh pieces of creative writing.