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by Regina Popper
The 2014-15 dance season will be
off and spinning soon with ballet,
modern, jazz and multicultural dance
forms celebrated.
Washington Universitys Edison
Theatre continues its Ovations Series
under a tighter budget and slimmed
down staff. However, its trademark
determination to bring innovative
dance programming continues.
Edison Theatre is located at 6445
Forsyth Blvd. on the campus of
Washington University-St. Louis.
The Mist
On Oct. 24-25, a Vietnamese
troupe from Ho Chi Minh City called
Arabesque performs the full-evening
piece called The Mist. The 8 p.m.
concerts present the countrys frst
private dance troupe melding neo-
classical Vietnamese elements with
contemporary dance.
Realistic elements of rural rice
farming rituals as well as social and
urban transformation take on richness
and depth with symbolic movement
and visuals. The audience will see the
results of young artists building on
their country's artistic traditions as
they progress into the modern world.
Three Acts, Two Dancers
and One Radio Host
On Nov. 1 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 2 at
2 p.m., This American Life host Ira
Glass presents his clever roadshow,
Three Acts, Two Dancers and One
Radio Host. He joins Monica Bill
Barnes and Company in a lively
evening of stories featuring Glass
trademark talk escapades along with
dancers expanding the theatrical
experience.
Doug Varne and Dancers
For Jan. 23-24, Doug Varne and
Dancers return with two distinct 8
p.m. programs. The Friday concert,
Stripped/Dressed, shows the behind-
the-scenes rehearsal/creation facet of
dance-making with Varne narrating;
the second half is the polished work
itself. The more typical Saturday night
concert features the companys sly wit
and warm-hearted commentary on
modern life.
Giordano Dance Chicago
April 10-11 sees the arrival of
Giordano Dance Chicago, founded
by jazz dance master Gus Giordano.
Recognized as Americas frst jazz
dance company, the troupe is dedicated
to preserving and expanding the range
of American jazz dance.
Missouri Ballet Theater
Not part of the Ovations series,
but coming to Edison, are Missouri
Ballet Theaters Dracula (Oct. 17-
18) and The Nutcracker (Dec. 19-
21). At a location to be determined,
Better Family Life will host its
annual Black Dance-USA Festival on
Memorial Day weekend with classes
and performances.
At the Touhill
Oct. 10-11
Dance St. Louis, the Midwests
largest presenter of world-renowned
dance for over 50 years, celebrates
another year of dance programming
with wide local appeal at the Touhill
Performing Arts Center.
Three nationally recognized
choreographers were commissioned
by Dance St. Louis. They will set
Multicultural Dance Celebrated This Season
Dance
Preview
Modern
American
Dance Company
(MADCO) will
be one of three
dance companies
featured in the
PNC Arts Alive
New Dance
Horizons III
series Oct. 10-11
at the Touhill.
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Sunday, October 5, 2014 2:30 PM
Welcomed by Paul & Amy Mittelstadt, Realtors
Coldwell Banker Gundaker, Central West End Specialists
Senegal St. Joseph
Gospel Choir
Saturday, October 25, 2014 8:00 PM
Presented by Mr. John Russell
Welcomed by Dr. & Mrs. Anthony Fathman
Jitro, Czech Girls Choir
Holiday Concert
Monday, November 24, 2014 8:00 PM
Welcomed by Coldwell Banker Gundaker, Steinway Piano Gallery &
Mrs. Priscilla R. McDonnell & Mrs. Anna M. Harris
Christmas at the Cathedral
St. Louis Archdiocesan Choirs & Orchestra featuring
Handels Messiah Conducted by Dr. Horst Buchholz
Saturday, December 13, 2014 8:00 PM
Sunday, December 14, 2014 2:30 PM
Welcomed by Favazzas & Enterprise Bank & Trust
Todd Wilson, organist
Sunday, February 8, 2015 2:30 PM
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CAtehdral Concerts Gala
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Sunday, May 3, 2015 6:00 PM
Empire Brass
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Wednesday, May 13, 2015 8:00 PM
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their works with three local dance
companies as part of the PNC Arts
Alive New Dance Horizons III. The
concerts are at 8 p.m. Oct. 10-11.
Israeli-born Roni Koresh of
Philadelphias Koresh Dance Company
will set his work on MADCO (Modern
American Dance Company), which is
based at the University of Missouri-St.
Louis. Brian Eno, a former principal
with Houston Ballet and choreographer
for Hubbard Street Dance, will create
a piece for Saint Louis Ballet, and
Katarzyna Skarpetowska, a native
of Warsaw, Poland, and currently a
dancer with Lar Lubovitch Dance
Company, has choreographed for a
number of professional companies and
will continue with a work for The Big
Muddy Dance Company.
Dance Theatre of Harlem
Nov. 7-8
Dance Theatre of Harlem,
Americas frst African-American
ballet company, returns revived after
an eight year hiatus. Founded by NYC
Ballet's Arthur Mitchell and Karel
Shook in 1969, the troupe is now under
the direction of former lead dancer and
founding member, Virginia Johnson.
The eighteen racially diverse dancers
perform wide-ranging classical
and contemporary ballets by world-
renowned choreographers.
Tango Buenos Aires
Jan. 30-31
Tango Buenos Aires performs
Jan. 30-31 to heat up the winter cold.
Hailing from Argentina, the company
includes fery musicians and dancers
in a special production called Song of
Eva Peron, tracing her epic life.
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet
Feb. 27-28
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet returns Feb.
27-28 with its trademark American
athleticism and European aesthetic.
Founded in Colorado by Joffrey Ballet
dancers Tom Mossbrucker and Jean-
Philippe Malaty in 1996, the company
soon claimed a second home in New
Mexico. The company features works
by choreographers with varying
styles, such as Twyla Tharp and
William Forsythe.
Compagnie Kafg
April 24-25
April 24-25 reveals a frst-time
visitor, Compagnie Kafg, a unique
troupe with roots in hip-hop that has
infused international favors, such as
samba, Bollywood, electronica and
martial arts. Founded by Mourad
Merzouki, a native of Lyon, France,
the company is based in France and
will feature a work called Correria
Agwa. The concerts include two 8
p.m. shows and one 2 p.m. matinee.
Spring to Dance Showcase
Over Memorial Day weekend, May
22-24, 30 professional dance companies
will perform over three nights at the
annual Spring to Dance showcase at
the Touhill. Very affordable tickets
allow audiences to sample their pick
of local and nationally known dance
troupes.
So You Think You Can Dance
At the Fox Theatre, Dance St.
Louis also partners to offer So You
Think You Can Dances top 10 fnalists
on tour (Oct. 8), the stage version of
Dirty Dancing (Oct. 21-Nov. 2) and
the return of Stomp (April 10-12).
For free pre-show introductions to
Dance St. Louiss major performances,
join Dance St. Louis Artistic and
Executive Director Michael Uthoff
at the Marjorie Orgel Speaking of
Dance Series in the Touhills Terrace
Lobby at 7:15 p.m. prior to the 8 p.m.
performances and at 1:15 p.m. prior to
the Saturday 2 p.m. performances.
St. Louis Ballet
Not part of the Dance St. Louis
series, but coming to the Touhill,
are performances by St. Louis Ballet
(The Nutcracker on Dec. 18-23,
Love is in the Air on Feb. 13-14, and
Don Quixote on May 8-10); MADCO
(Wallstories on Nov. 14-16 and
Double Date on March 27-29); and
the contemporary Big Muddy Dance
Company (The Little Mermaid
on Oct. 24-26). Big Muddy will also
perform a new work at Casa Loma
Ballroom on Nov. 14 as well as Wit,
Grit and Grace at The Pageant on
Jan. 30.
For season subscriptions or ticket
information, contact Edison Theater
at 935-6543 or visit edison.wustl.edu.
For Dance St. Louis tickets call 534-
6622 or visit dancestlouis.org.
Dance Preview from page 9
The Big Muddy Dance Company will perform a piece by Polish choreographer
Katarzyna Skarpetowska during New Dance Horizons III.
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The Gaslight Cabaret Festival
p r e s e n t s
Tickets & Info:
314.725.4200 ext. 10
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GaslightCabaretFestival.com
Call the West End Grill and Pub
for dinner before or after the show:
314.531.4607
Katie
McGrath
Oct 11
Storm
Large
Sep 27, 7:30 p.m.
At BBs Jazz, Blues and Soups
Karen
MAson
Oct 17 & 18
Antonio
Rodriguez
Oct 23
Steve
Ross
Oct 24 & 25
Ken
Haller
Oct 30 & 31
Joe Dreyer
Rosemary
Watts
Nov 6
Beckie Menzie
Tom Michael
Nov 7
Joan Curto
sings Cole Porter
Nov 8
Carole J.
Bufford
Nov 14 & 15
Sheri
Sanders
Nov 13
Christopher
Limber
Nov 20
Meghan
Kirk
Nov 21
Lara
Teeter
Nov 22
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St. Louis Actors Studio opens its
eighth season, themed The Best
Medicine, with David Ives smart and
funny group of six shorts, All In The
Timing.
Winner of the John Gassner Play-
writing Award,
this critically ac-
claimed, award-
winning evening
of comedies com-
bines wit, intel-
lect, political sat-
ire and just plain
fun.
All In The
Timing runs Sept. 19-Oct. 5, at 8 p.m.
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays,
and 3 p.m. Sundays, at the Gaslight
Theater, 358 N. Boyle Ave. in the
Central West End.
The play is directed by Elizabeth
Helman and stars Emily Baker,
Michelle Hand, Ben Ritchie and
Shawn Sheley.
Purchasing tickets in advance is
encouraged as seating is limited. Cost:
adults $35, students (with a valid ID)
and seniors ages 65 and older are $30.
Individual tickets are available
through Ticketmaster.com, all
Ticketmaster outlets or charge by
phone at 1-800-982-2787. Tickets will
also be available at the theater box
offce one hour prior to performances.
Season tickets are also available.
Download a form
at www.stlas.org/
tickets.
Patrons are
asked to not park
on the residential
streets (Maryland,
McPherson, Olive
and Westminster).
There is plenty of
well-lit parking
along Boyle Avenue from Maryland
north to Delmar, on both sides of the
street.
The eighth season continues with:
Blithe Spirit
by Noel Coward
Directed by Bobby Miller
Dec. 5-21
Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf
by Edward Albee
Directed by John Contini
Feb. 13-March 1
Art
by Yazmina Reza
Translated by Christopher Hampton
Directed by Wayne Salomon
April 17-May 3
LaBute New
Theater Festival
July 10-Aug. 2
The festival is open
to both professional
playwrights and
high school students.
Visit www.stlas.org
for details.
St. Louis Actors Studio Opens 8th Season Sept. 19
Seasons theme is
The Best Medicine
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SHAKESPEARE
in the
STREETS
Good In Everything is inspired by
Clayton School Districts voluntary
deseg program. The street stage is
located on Central Avenue between
Maryland & Forsyth. Performances
are Sept. 18-20 at 8 p.m.
From left, Clayton High students Adam Treutalaar, Hannah Ryan and Darien Garey;
Drama teacher Kelley Weber, Clayton attorney Gary Feder, Shakespeare in the Streets
Director Alec Wild and recent Clayton High graduate Maalik Shakoor.
photo by Diana Linsley
by Eileen P. Duggan
Claytonians are used to hopping over
to Forest Park for Shakespeare in the
Park every June. Now Shakespeare is
coming to Clayton, as Shakespeare in
the Streets mounts a play on Central
Avenue between Maryland and Forsyth
at 8 p.m. Sept. 18 through 20.
Shakespeare Festival St. Louis
will present Good in Everything, an
adaptation of Shakespeares As You
Like It. The play was inspired by the
Clayton School Districts voluntary
desegregation program.
We really fell in love with Clayton
High School, said playwright-in-
residence Nancy Bell, who wrote the
hour-long play on the topic of the
districts historical desegregation
program. The program began in 1983
and served as a model for other St. Louis
County school districts.
Acting alongside professionals will be
current and former Clayton High School
(CHS) students, a CHS teacher, Clayton
residents and even a Clayton attorney.
The Clayton High School string quartet
will provide the live music.
Recent CHS graduate Maalik
Shakoor, 19, himself a deseg student,
plays the lead role of Orlando, opposite
Webster University theater major
Caroline Amos. Drama teacher Kelley
Weber appears in the play, as does her
daughter, Hannah Ryan, a CHS junior.
Other CHS students in the cast are
Adam Treutalaar and Mikalya Johnson.
Darien Garey, a former Kirkwood
student who participated in the deseg
program, also is in the cast. Students
from other area schools include Pervuna
Noory, Danny Guttas and middle-
schooler Zoey Menard.
The professional actors include
Michael James Reed, Wendy Greenwood,
Khnemu Menu-Ra. Actors from the
community include Clayton attorney
Gary Feder.
As You Like It is a natural ft for
the area, Bell said. The central story is
a youthful adventure of going into the
forest, away from the safe world youve
known and fnding love and inspiration
elsewhere.
The characters experience personal
growth and unexpected romances as the
two cultures encounter each other for the
frst time, Bell said. In the adapted play,
at the end, they all return to Clayton,
inspired to make both worlds better.
Taking To The Streets
Shakespeare in the Streets is in its third
year of integrating The Bards work into the
history and culture of specifc neighborhoods.
The frst street play, an adaptation of The
Tempest, was performed on Cherokee Street,
and the second, based on The Winters Tale,
was performed in the Grove neighborhood.
After that frst production, Rick Dildine,
former artistic and executive director of
Shakespeare Festival, began hearing from
communities all around town who had stories
to tell. Once Clayton was chosen for the 2014
production, six months of discussions with
Clayton community members soon pointed to
the acclaimed school district as a driving force
in Claytons quality of life.
Its one of the best schools in the country
and its got this diverse population. It has
dedicated teachers who love the school and
love their work, Bell said.
With the high school as the focus, the
festival leaders were drawn to Shakespeares
comedies of young people having adventures,
she said.
One term that popped up repeatedly was
the Clayton bubble, Bell said. There are
good things and bad things about living in this
bubble.
The playwright decided to send the
fctional Clayton students out of their safe and
structured bubble into the magical forest of
St. Louis city for their romantic transforming
adventures.
The play is infused with Shakespeares
dialog, both in the student characters
rehearsals of As You Like It and in some of
their personal exchanges.
Its poking fun at some of the things that
happen to deseg students, said Shakoor. The
satire parts are very similar to his real-life
experience as a deseg student at Clayton High
School from 2010 to 2014, he said.
He started acting with a school play
in his junior year, then got a role in a TV
commercial. That inspired him to enroll in
Webster University, where he is studying
flm and cinematography. He now has acting
credits in six short flms and has a seventh in
the works, he said.
Working with students and community
members is a unique opportunity for
Shakespeare in the Streets Director Alec Wild.
You have a great mix of professionals
and amateurs happening, he said. The
professionals can help the amateurs with their
acting, and the amateurs help us fgure out
how Clayton is.
An educational component of the Clayton
project included a summer camp with the
Clayton School District focusing on acting and
discovering As You Like It.
Shakespeare in the Streets is supported
fnancially by the National Endowment for
the Arts, and the 2014 season is supported by
the City of Clayton and the Clayton Century
Foundation.
Shakespeare Festival St. Louis is best
known for its annual performances of
Shakespeare plays in Forest Park for the
past 14 years. The organization also runs
educational programming and facilitates
Shake 38, an annual 38-hour marathon
presentation of all of Shakespeares 38 plays
by 38 different groups in 38 locations.
For more information, visit www.sfstl.com
or call 531-9800.
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The Sheldon and 88.1 KDHX
present the 3rd Annual Folk & Roots
Festival featuring Sarah Jarosz with
Blue Canyon Boys, The 23 String
Band with Foghorn Stringband and
more, Sept. 25-28,
in Grand Center.
Venues include
The Sheldon
Concert Hall and
Ballroom, 3648
Washington Blvd.;
Strauss Park,
Grand and Washington; The Folk
School, 3323 Washington Ave.; and
The Stage at KDHX, 3524 Washington.
SCHEDULE
Thursday, Sept. 25, 7:30-10 p.m.
The Stage at KDHX
This Is Not Your
Grandmothers Square Dance
Charlie Walden & Friends
Cost: Festival pass or $15
Friday, Sept. 26, 5-7 p.m.
Urban Chestnut Brewery
3229 Washington Ave.
Urban Chestnut Happy Hour
Bottom Up Blues Gang
Cost: Free
The Sheldon Ballroom
8-11 p.m.
Betse Ellis
Blue Canyon Boys
Sarah Jarosz
Cost: Festival pass or $40
The Stage at KDHX
Caleb Klauder Country Band
11 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
Cost: Festival pass or $10
Saturday, Sept. 27
Folk School
Folk Alliance Workshops
Missouri Fiddle Workshop with
Charlie Walden, 10 a.m.-noon
Clawhammer Banjo Workshop
with Riley Baugus, noon-2 p.m.
Cost: Festival pass or $40
The Sheldon Main Hall
8-10:30 p.m.
Riley Baugus
Foghorn Stringband
The 23 String Band
Cost: Festival pass or $40
The Stage at KDHX
11 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
JD Wilkes and the Dirt Daubers
Cost: Festival pass or $10
Saturday, Sept. 28
Strauss Park
4th Annual Folk School
Fiddle Contest
Noon-4 p.m.
Contest registration
with entertainment
Noon-1 p.m.
Fiddle Contest with Youth, Adult
and Senior Divisions
1-4 p.m.
Folk and Roots Festival Package:
$60 includes Friday and Saturday
night concerts at The Sheldon, Friday
and Saturday late night shows at The
Stage at KDHX, Saturday workshops,
and 4th Annual Fiddle Contest. Call
MetroTix at 314-534-1111 or visit
www.TheSheldon.org to order tickets.
Visit www.folkandrootsfestival.
com for more information and a full
festival lineup.
Folk & Roots Festival Sept. 25-28
Sarah Jarosz
Foghorn Stringband will perform
Saturday, Sept. 27.
photo by Mike Melnyk
For 17 days and nights,
beginning Oct. 3, the American Arts
Experience -St. Louis will fll venues
across the city with productions of
American theatre, dance, music, art
and new for this year literature.
Explore a lineup of experiences
happening everyday inside concert
halls, museums, theaters, galleries,
universities and outdoor spaces
throughout the St. Louis region.
Venues include the Sheldon
Concert Hall and Art Galleries,
Kranzberg Arts Center, Pulitzer
Arts Foundation (PXSTL site),
Missouri Botanical Garden, Art
Saint Louis, Saint Louis Art
Museum, Contemporary Art
Museum, Mildred Lane Kemper Art
Museum, Laumeier Sculpture Park,
and many more.
The mission of the American Arts
Experience-St. Louis is to provide
a unique experience for event-
goers, exposing them to all aspects
of American arts as presented
by the regions quality cultural
organizations and institutions.
This collaboration will allow the
American Arts Experience-St.
Louis to become a world-class event
that grows over time into one of
the countrys most beloved annual
festivals.
For a complete schedule
and more information, visit
americanartsstl.org.
Multi-Day
American Arts
Experience
Begins Oct. 3
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Philip Slein Gallery
The Philip Slein Gallery, 4735
McPherson Ave. in the Central West
End, presents Extension of Thought,
the latest exhibition of paintings by
New York artist John Zinsser.
In addition, the gallery will pres-
ent New Work by Jeff Aeling, with an
opening reception on Friday, Sept. 12,
from 6 to 8 p.m. Exhibits are on dis-
play through Oct. 11.
Duane Reed Gallery
Duane Reed Gallery, 4729 McPher-
son Ave., presents Repetition,
Rhythm, Pattern, an exhibition show-
casing artists Giles Bettison, Kath-
erine Glover, Luanne Rimel, Erica
Rosenfeld and Harue Shimomoto. Ex-
hibition opens Friday, Sept. 12, with a
reception from 5 to 8 p.m., and runs
through Oct. 18.
Sept. 12 CWE
Art Galleries
Oedipus the King by John Zinsser
World-renowned organist, compos-
er and teacher Hans Leitner makes
his St. Louis debut Sunday, Oct. 5,
2:30 p.m., as part of the St. Louis Ca-
thedral Concerts series at the Cathe-
dral Basilica of St. Louis, 4431 Lindell
Blvd. in the Central West End.
Leitner is the organist and cathe-
dral vicar at the Cathedral of Our
Lady in Munich. He will be performing
on the 7,621 pipes of the Great Cathe-
dral Organ.
This event is open seating. Tickets
are $15. Students with a valid student
I.D. can get a ticket at the door for
any concert in the best available sec-
tion for just $10. Call ahead to ensure
availability: 533-7662. Season tickets
are also available.
Other concerts in the series include:
Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir
Saturday, Oct. 25, 8 p.m.
Direct from Dakar Senegal is the
Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir.
Founded in 1950 by the United Na-
tions Ambassador Artist for Peace,
Julian Jouga, the company is made up
of 15 singers and four traditional Sen-
egalese drummers. Tickets are $19-
$39.
Jitro Holiday Concert
Monday, Nov. 24, 8 p.m.
Jitro (meaning daybreak in Czech)
is based in Hradec Kralove, in the
Czech Republic, and is an organization
of 500 girls in seven preparatory en-
sembles, of which only the best qualify
to tour. Tickets are $19-$39.
Christmas at the Cathedral
Saturday, Dec. 13, 8 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 14, 2:30 p.m.
The 10th Annual Christmas at the
Cathedral concert is the perfect way
to celebrate the holiday season. The
concert includes the Archdiocesan
Adult Choir, Childrens Choir, Hand-
bell Choir, and Orchestra. The pro-
gram features Christmas classics old
and new in two shows, Dec. 13 and 14.
Tickets are $24-$49.
The St. Louis Cathedral Concerts
season continues in 2015 with perfor-
mances by Todd Wilson of the Cleve-
land Institute of Music on Feb. 8; the
a cappella ensemble Pomerium on
March 21; the vocal ensemble Blue
Heron on April 15; and Empire Brass
on May 13. The annual Cathedral Con-
certs Gala is planned for May 3.
For more information, visit www.
cathedralconcerts.org or call 533-7662.
Leitner Opens Cathedral Concerts Series
Organist makes his
St. Louis debut Oct. 5
World-renowned organist Hans Leitner will perform Oct. 5, 2:30 p.m., at the
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.
UrbArts second art exhibit, I
STILL love h.e.r: a Celebration
of Women in Hip Hop, features
the works of Roland Burrow and
Jen Everett, and is on display at
UrbArts, 2600 N. 14th St., in Crown
Square.
There will be several events
during the exhibit hosted or
moderated by the curator, Kris
Blackmon. Many of the works are for
sale and will be available for auction
when the exhibit ends Sept. 27.
Upcoming Events
Saturday, Sept. 13: How Far
Have We Come: an open group
discussion on women in hip hop; 5-7
p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 20: My Mic
Sounds Nice: an I STILL love h.e.r.
rap showcase; 9 p.m. to midnight, $5
entry fee; Old North/63106 residents
receive discounts.
Friday, Sept. 26: Closing
reception; 7 to 10 p.m., at UrbArts.
Saturday, Sept. 27: Saturday
Nite Slam & I STILL love h.e.r.
silent auction; 9 p.m. to midnight;
$7 entry fee, $5 with student ID;
Old North/63106 residents receive
discounts.
Gallery hours are Tuesday
through Friday, 6 to 9 p.m., and
Saturday, 2 to 7 p.m. For more
details, visit www.urbarts.org.
UrbArts New
Exhibit Now
On Display
Skinker DeBaliviere Rock The Block Sept. 13
This month, based on a growing na-
tional movement called Better Block,
community volunteers will create new
streetscapes featuring temporary and
permanent improvements for more
walkable and livable neighborhoods.
The Hamilton Heights neighbor-
hood kicked things off Sept. 6. Skinker
DeBaliviere is up next with Rock the
Block, Saturday, Sept. 13, noon to 4
p.m., along Des Peres between Delmar
and Greg Freeman Park. The Dutch-
town neighborhood event is Sept. 20.
The event will feature pop-up retail
outlets and restaurants, naturescap-
ing improvements, temporary street
adaptations, entertainment and more.
The Skinker DeBaliviere Better
Block Project is funded wholly through
a grant from the Department of Hous-
ing and Urban Development and the
St. Louis Community Development
Administration.
State Fair Sept. 13
This year, the Skinker DeBaliviere
State Fair will be held during Rock
The Block. There will be fun activities
for kids, informative lectures and con-
tests for all to enjoy.
Bring entries to Joes Cafe & Art
Gallery, 6014 Kingsbury Ave., on
Friday, Sept. 12, between 6 and 8 p.m.;
and on event day, Saturday, Sept. 13,
between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Register
livestock on event day only. For more
information and an entry form, visit
skinkerdebaliviere.wordpress.com.
Drawing Ambience: Alvin
Boyarsky and the Architectural
Association will be on display Sept.
12-Jan. 4 at the Mildred Lane Kemper
Art Museum, 1 Brookings Drive, on
the campus of Washington University.
This is the frst public museum
exhibition of drawings from the private
collection of Alvin Boyarsky, longtime
chair of the Architectural Association
(AA) in London.
Featuring early formative works
on paper by a generation of prominent
architects including Frank Gehry,
Zaha Hadid, Daniel Libeskind, Rem
Koolhaas and Bernard Tschumi
Drawing Ambience explores
Boyarskys role as a collector of
drawings and also, metaphorically
speaking, of the ideas and people that
have come to defne a key moment in
architectural history.
Visit kemperartmuseum.wustl.edu
for more information.
Drawing Ambience Coming To Kemper
Zaha
Hadid, The
World (89
Degrees),
1984.
Upstream Theater opens its 10th
season with Sophocles Antigone, an
iconic study of civil disobedience near-
ly 2,500 years old. The production is
the world premiere of a new transla-
tion by David Slavitt.
Antigone runs Oct. 10-12, 16-19,
23-26, Thursday through Saturday at
8 p.m.; Sundays, Oct. 12 and 19 at 7
p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 26 at 3 p.m.,
at the Kranzberg Arts Center, 501 N.
Grand Ave. at Olive in Grand Center.
This ancient drama deals with the
tragedy that ensues when societys de-
mand for the rule of law conficts with
an individuals moral imperative a
confict that recent events in the St.
Louis are have given unforeseen and
unwanted resonance.
Tickets: $30/adults, $25/seniors
ages 65 and older, $20/full-time
students with valid I.D. To purchase
visit www.upstreamtheater.org. For
more information and group rates
email upstreamtheater@sbcglobal.net.
Upstream Theaters Antigone Opens Oct. 10