By October, the fall arts season is in full swing around Grand Center Arts District and this year is no exception. Here’s a round-up of events you won’t want to miss:
The Art Bar located inside the Angad is open! Grab a cocktail and enjoy some of the most spectacular views of the city. Safety measures will be in place to promote social distancing. The Art Bar is open Wednesday – Saturday 5-11 and Sunday from 12-7.
You can now reserve your FREE tickets to view the fall/winter exhibitions at Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis! Now through November 6th, be among the first to see the 2020 Great Rivers Biennial, featuring St. Louis-based artists Kahlil Robert Irving, Tim Portlock, and Rachel Youn.
Throughout October the Fox is offering Ghost tours! Fox Ghost Tours are programmed with the assistance of the St. Louis Paranormal Research Society. Tours include both Fox Theatre history provided by Fox tour guides and “ghost” stories from the Paranormal Society following their investigation and analysis of the theatre’s “hot spots” of paranormal activity
Get moving this October! Several dance troupes are offering in-studio, and virtual classes so you can enjoy a unique workout, explore a new hobby, or just have fun with your partner. Check out the offerings of The Big Muddy Dance Co., Ashleyliane Dance Co., Consuming Kinetics, and Karlovsky & Company Dance. 💃
Enjoy some of the freshest sounds in St. Louis at Open Air, a concert series presented by Kranzberg Arts Foundation and Jazz St. Louis. Featuring and celebrating St. Louis’ finest, this tented, dinner experience takes place outside The Grandel on Friday and Saturday nights through October. To ensure guest and staff safety, limited, physically-distant seating is available by reservation only for 5:30 pm or 8 pm. To maintain appropriate physical distance, parties are limited to 6 guests per table. Read more about social distancing policy here.
There is still some time to view, “Masterworks: Highlights from the IPHF Collection,” celebrating 55 years of the IPHF and featuring iconic images from over 50 artists. Hurry! The last day to view this exhibit is October 17th.
Jazz St. Louis is bringing the Sounds of St. Louis to wherever you are with the third installment of Jazz St. Louis’ free streaming seasons. This 10-concert series will broadcast as Facebook watch parties and as YouTube Premieres every Thursday at 7:30 pm beginning September 17 and running through November 10, 2020. Learn more and watch past live streams here.
The Kranzberg Arts Foundation and Open Highway Music Festival invite you to rise and shine for Blue Sky Brunch. On Sundays during October, sip mimosas and delight in live performances from St. Louis’ best Americana and bluegrass musicians outside The Grandel. To ensure guest and staff safety, limited, physically-distant seating is available by reservation only for 11am or 1pm. To maintain appropriate physical distance, parties are limited to 6 guests per table. Read more about the social distancing policy here.
The galleries inside the High Low and the Kranzberg welcome you to reserve a private viewing of their fall exhibitions. You can view R is for Racism: How ABC Books Taught Children to Hate, by Tasha Nicolé Burton at the High Low Gallery now until November 15th as well as Twice as Hard, Half as Much by Marina Peng, at the Gallery at the Kranzberg until November 13th. COVID protocols are in place, and an appointment is needed to view.
The Moolah Lanes has reopened! Grab your bowling shoes and head over to your favorite Grand Center bowling alley for bowling & beverages!
Need a FREE activity? Might we suggest a visit to the Moto museum! The museum houses a private collection of unique motorcycles obtained from over 20 countries from around the globe covering almost 100 years of motorcycle history. The FREE museum is open to the public Tuesdays-Fridays 10am – 2pm.
The Pulitzer has extended private reservations through October with extended hours until 6:15pm on Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday to accommodate additional guests. Reservations will become available 14 days in advance and can accommodate a group of up to ten. Learn more and reserve your spot here. And while your there, make your way across the street to Park-Like!
Seven new fall exhibitions open Friday, November 6th, including Carlie Trosclair – All Roads Leave/Lead Home, and St. Louis, A Musical Getaway: The Far East and Oceania offering a glimpse into the dramatic and regional traditions of Eastern cultures.
The musicians of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra will bring live performances back to Powell Hall this October! Limited-capacity, socially distanced concerts resume October 15-18 and October 22-24. Virtual events more your thing? Enjoy weekly rebroadcasts of previous concerts, Saturday nights on St. Louis Public Radio. Listen online or on-air at 90.7 KWMU at 8:00pm.
From fresh brews to fine dining – Grand Center’s local restaurants have always had you covered. It’s time to give back that support. Restaurants across the District have adapted to safely serve residents and visitors. Restaurants such as Fieldhouse, Gary’s Fine Dining, and Vitos are offering a variety of carry-out and dine-in options. You are sure to find something to enjoy. View an ongoing roundup of restaurants open in the District here.