The Contemporary Art Museum’s latest exhibition is now on view through July 24th! Gala Porras-Kim’s work investigates the institutional frameworks that define, legitimize, and preserve cultural heritage, looking at the global circulation of pre-colonial artifacts extracted from their original sites and stored in museum collections in the West. The Museum is open Thursday – Sunday. 🎨

Big Muddy Dance Company invites you to join them this weekend, April 1st-2nd, at the Grandel Theater for special performances of RETROSPECTIVE, a celebration of audience favorites from The Big Muddy’s journey over the past decade. Learn more and purchase tickets here. 💃

The Fabulous Fox has a great lineup this month full of Broadway performances. April 5 – 9th, you won’t want to miss the Tony-Award-winning musical, Hairspray. Then, beginning April 12th, Hamilton will take the stage. Learn more and purchase tickets here. 🎭

The 23rd annual National Dance Week is set to kick off on Saturday, April 23rd, in Strauss Park. The FREE outdoor event will begin at noon and will feature over 50 dance troupes and hundreds of dancers, including The Big Muddy Dance Company, MADCO, WU Dance Collective, Lindenwood University, Ashleyliane Dance Company, and Missouri Contemporary Ballet. More information about this FREE event can be found here.🕺🏽

The Lot at The Big Top kicks off this month with performances by Brothers Lazaroff, Al Holliday and the East Side Rhythm Band, Funky Butt Brass Band, Aaron Kamm and the One Drops, and many more! Learn more and purchase tickets here. 🎹

The Dark Room at The Grandel invites you to one of their various scheduled shows throughout April, including performances by Dakota Pagan, Beth Bombara, and Davie Napalm. Learn more and buy tickets here. 🎵

Throughout April, artists such as Melissa Aldana, Janet Evra, and Brady Lewis will take the stage at Jazz St. Louis and fill the room with the beautiful sounds and rhythms that connect us all. Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test is required to attend. A full lineup can be found here. 🎺

Patio season is amongst us! Luckily, Grand Center Arts District has a few incredible outdoor dining options for you to choose from. VitosFieldhouseART Bar, and Urban Chestnut Brewing Company, all have outdoor seating options. You are sure to find something to enjoy! ☀️

Registration is now open for Metro Theater Company’s in-person summer camps! Whether it’s storytelling or learning how to audition for a play, Metro Theater Company’s professional teaching artists bring fun and growth through the arts to kids of all ages. Learn more and register here. ✨