The High Low invites you to their new series, The High Noon. The series offers a variety of free cultural and artistic programming during your lunch hour! Programming is every Thursday at noon, beginning May 5th. May’s High Noon Series will feature Cinema St. Louis’ Executive Director, Cliff Froehlich, and Filmmaker Frank Popper; Poet Laureate for the City of St. Louis, Jane Ellen Ibur; Musician Ryan Marquez; and Instructor and long time fan of Bob Dylan, Tim Clark.📖

Sophie’s Artist Lounge invites you to view their latest exhibition. Songs of Fire, curated by JPW3 and Torie Zalben, is on display now through July 9th, 2022. The exhibition brings together 21 American artists working across disciplines to herald a moment of celebration against a backdrop of knowing uncertainty. Guests can view the gallery during Sophie’s regular business hours, Wednesday through Saturday, from 5 p.m. – 1:30 a.m. 🎨

Have you seen the new furniture in Strauss Park? The Grand Center Inc. team gave the park a major upgrade with the addition of all new tables and chairs. A few of our favorite ways to enjoy the park include grabbing lunch and dining al fresco, playing a quick game of chess at the permanent chess tables, or simply relaxing and taking in the views down Grand Boulevard. 🌳

On May 12-15, Powell Hall will be transformed into a galaxy far, far away as the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra performs John Williams’ Oscar®-winning score from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, live to the film. Tickets are still available – act quick! 🌟

Throughout May, artists such as Marcus Miller, Nicole Henry, and the Orin Evans Trio will take the stage at Jazz St. Louis and fill the room with the beautiful sounds and rhythms that connect us all. A full lineup can be found here. 🎺

The Lot at The Big Top continues this month with performances by Funky Butt Brass Band, VooDoo Talking Heads, and wraps up with STL Fest on May 21st with performances by dozens of local artists. Learn more and purchase tickets here. 🎵

The Big Top will be hoppin’ on May 14th for the 10th Annual Lupulin Carnival. This one-of-a-kind tasting event features beer samples from over 40 breweries, live carnival entertainment, music, and more. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased here. Cheers! 🍻

Jazz St. Louis’ Nancy’s Lounge, located across the box office, is back! Nancy’s Lounge allows the public the chance to dine, drink, and enjoy all live performances on the big screen. Nancy’s Lounge is open every show night. 🍸

The Pulitzer Arts Foundation invites you to participate in a workshop series organized in response to Yoko Ono’s “Grapefruit” (1964). Participants will be led by Pulitzer staff through a series of guided participatory and imaginative exercises. Materials will be provided. The workshops are open to all ages and abilities. Register here. 

The International Photography Hall of Fame has multiple online and in-person classes available for all experience levels. Prefer to leave the photography to the experts? Stop by and view their newest exhibitions, Faces of Patriotism: The Homeless Veteran’s Project by Jerry Tovo, and Wanderings Through the American Southwest by Jacob Buchowski.📷