Welcome to the new year, 2023!

To honor the celebration, we’re sharing these amazing options for you to explore something new this year in Grand Center Arts District.

New adventures are just around the corner. 

🎇 Happy New Year 🎇

 

Explore incredible photographs at The International Photography Hall of Fame:

📷 The 2022 Hall of Fame Exhibition

Features photographic masterworks from the esteemed photographers comprising the 2022 class of Hall of Fame Inductees and Awardees, photographers or photography industry visionaries who demonstrate the artistry, passion and revolution of the past and present art and science of photography.
The exhibit is open now until February 11th, 2023 


Be inspired by the adventures of an icon at The Grandel:

🔍 My Dear Watson

Join Big Muddy Dance Company for the world premiere of internationally award-winning choreographer Joshua L. Peugh’s inventive, quick-paced evening of mystery, MY DEAR WATSON, inspired by the Sherlock Holmes short stories and novels of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
In-Person: January 27 & 28, 2023
Stream Online: February 3-5, 2023 (Get Virtual Tickets Here!)

 

Tune into an original audioplay from Prison Performing Arts: 

🎙️ What I See” Audioplay

PPA Teaching Artist, Carl Overly, Jr., led the creation of the original audioplay “What I See,” with youth artists at the Juvenile Detention Center. With initial basic prompts the youths wrote and performed, “What I See,” from the ground up. They incorporated common themes, developed music to accompany the audioplay, edited dialogue, rehearsed, and recorded it as a group.
Listen Online Anytime! 


Support local students through this fundraiser at .Zack

🎭 A Night of Stand Up Comedy for CVPA 

Join the community for a night of standup comedy and a silent auction to show support for Central Visual and Performing Arts High School (CVPA). All proceeds will go directly to the school!
January 20, 2023, 7 PM

 

Pop in to a local classic cafeteria that’s been serving Grand Center since 1964: 

🍔 The Best Steak House

The grill sizzles seven days a week with steaks, burgers, pork chops and chicken. Other favorites include fried fish or shrimp. A gyros sandwich is on the menu as a salute to the Greek heritage of the founder, Dean Kases.
Open Mon – Sat:11 AM – 9 PM & Sun:11 AM – 8 PM


Drink and dine in style before your glittering evening at The Fox:

🥂 Curtain Call Lounge

As the first Champagne bar in St. Louis, they offer an extensive selection of the finest Champagnes and wines by the glass, local craft beers on tap and a cocktail menu. Their seasonal culinary small plates and shared menu items showcase regional and fresh ingredients in timeless combinations.
Open at 5pm for evening performances, or 2 hours before matinees and remain open until an hour after the day’s last performance.

 

Catch discussions about challenges and stories in the STL area with STLPR:

📻 St. Louis on the Air

St. Louis on the Air creates a unique space where guests and listeners can share ideas and opinions with respect and honesty. Whether exploring issues and challenges confronting our region, discussing the latest innovations in science and technology, taking a closer look at our history or talking with authors, artists and musicians, St. Louis on the Air brings you the stories of St. Louis and the people who live, work and create in our region. Hosted by Elaine Cha.
Listen Online, through your Podcast Provider, or Live on KWMU-1 Monday-Friday 


Learn how to protect the freedom to read at High Low:

📖 High Noon: Intellectual Freedom Under Fire

This event presents the recent wave of censorship across the state of Missouri removing books and art in libraries. Join librarian Joe Kohlburn as he engages with this controversy, talks about his experiences as Intellectual Freedom Committee Chair in 2022, and helps you figure out what you can do to protect the freedom to read!
January 19, 2023, 12 PM – 1 PM


 

Your membership supports our mission!
Together we will support local and regional artists and create vibrant art for everyone in St. Louis to enjoy!

Learn more about becoming a Grand Center Inc. member! Grand Center Inc. members receive discounts to Taste of Grand Center and drink tickets to Tuesdays in the Park. The variety of membership levels offers anyone the chance to visit your favorite venue, find new favorites, or learn something new! Learn more or renew your membership today! ✨