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old seasons begin under new artistic leadership at the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. The Kemper Art Museum reopens and debuts an expansion, and a new nook for bibliophiles is set to open in midtown. The Taste of St. Louis returns to downtown after a detour in Chesterfield, and dozens of other festivals will fill the weekends. And hundreds of concerts by bigname artists (and up-and-comers) will keep the music flowing at venues of all sizes. The fall arts calendar in St. Louis is bursting with colorful options. Here’s a guide to help you make the most of the shorter, cooler days.
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Concerts • Pages C3-C5 Classical music • Page C7 Theater and dance • Page C9 Family events • Page C10 Visual arts • Pages C11-C12 Fairs and festivals • Page C14 Author events • Page C16
ARTS GUIDE ROBERT COHEN, POST-DISPATCH
COURTESY OF THE SHOW
Ben Levi Ross in “Dear Evan Hansen,” coming to the Fox
Great Forest Park Balloon Glow
Gene Simmons of KISS ASSOCIATED PRESS
Lizzo, coming to the Pageant in October
INSIDE BOOKS ‘THE GIRL WHO’ RETURNS IN CAPTIVATING BOOK SERIES. Page C17 TRAVEL SIOUX FALLS, S.D., BLENDS ART WITH NATURE IN HIP SETTING. Page C18
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Art by Ai Weiwei coming to the Kemper
Grieving mom’s words are a call to action AISHA SULTAN
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
I refuse to move on from a grieving mother’s haunting words. A man murdered Dawn Usanga’s 7-year-old son, Xavier. He is one of 12 children fatally shot in St. Louis since June. Two days after Xavier was killed, Usanga talked to a colleague of mine. Her words ran on the front page of the paper: “In a way, I’m happy he died at 7. The streets didn’t have a chance to ruin him. He could have just as easily been
swept up in this war, and the boy who shot him could have been my boy someday.” The helplessness and hopelessness in what she said shook me. This mother lives 25 miles from where I live — not in a war-torn country across the world. And violence has become such an accepted part of life that she took some comfort in the fact that her child was murdered, not the murderer. This should do more than shock our collective conscience. It should spur each of us, most especially our elected officials, to take ownership of this crisis in a way we have yet to see. Please see SULTAN, Page C2
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Channeling Petey from the “Little Rascals,” 3-year-old pointer mix Po came to the Humane Society from a partner shelter in Louisiana hoping to find a forever home in St. Louis. Recently, Po returned from the CHAMP Prison Program, which is designed to pair offenders with dogs that need to be trained and socialized. Now that he has all the skills to continue growing into a good boy. Po can’t wait to meet new human friends who will include him on all of their adventures, even if it’s just a jog around the block or a play session in the backyard.
Two-year-old boxer mix Spunky came to the Humane Society from a partner shelter in Southeast Missouri, hoping to find her forever home in St. Louis. When she arrived, she had an injured eye and needed surgery. After surgery, Spunky now has an adorable permanent wink. Spunky would thrive in a home where she gets plenty of exercise from playing a game of fetch and can show off how nicely she walks on a leash.
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Prep school Our food writer Daniel Neman shows you how to make homemade pizza dough. stltoday.com/food
Kitchen inspiration Are you ready to remodel? Let these kitchens from some of our favorite recent “At Home” stories give you a few ideas. stltoday.com/lifestyles
NEW ON DVD Movies Coming Tuesday • “The Secret Life of Pets 2”; “Godzilla: King of the Monsters”; “Rocketman”; “The Last Black Man in San Francisco”; “Killers Anonymous”; “The Banana Splits Movie” Coming Sept. 3 • “Men in Black International”; “Ma”; “Booksmart”; “I Got the Hook Up 2”; “Mary Magdalene”; “Canal Street”; “Cold Blood”; “Into the Ashes”; “Nightmare Cinema”; “The Wind”
Television Coming Tuesday • “A Million Little Things,” Season 1; “Chicago Fire,” Season 7; “Chicago Med,” Season 4; “Into the Badlands,” Season 3; “NCIS: Los Angeles,” Season 10; “The Flash,” Season 5; “The Rookie,” Season 1 Coming Sept. 3 • “Bull,” Season 3; “NCIS,” Season 16; “The Goldbergs,” Season 6; “True Detective,” Season 3; “Young Sheldon,” Season 2
Lilac bush affected by flooding still has chance of surviving BY CHIP TYNAN
Missouri Botanical Garden
Q • My lilac bush stood in a foot of water for a week during our recent flood. The leaves all turned brown and shriveled. After the ground dried I placed a ring of compost around it. Is there anything else I can do to possibly save it? Would pruning help?
A • The flood was certainly an unfortunate event, but you’ve done all a gardener can for now. If the roots are still alive, the shrub will eventually push out new growth. That could be in the weeks ahead, but it might not be until next spring. In the meantime, I would recommend not doing any pruning at all at this time. Otherwise, you might cut off live wood that is critical for the shrub’s survival. Live growth will be flexible and pliant, and if you lightly scratch the bark near the tips of branches, you should find green cambium tissue present. Dead branches and twigs will be brittle and snap when bent, and the cambium tissue just beneath the bark will be dry and brown. Re-evaluate your lilac next spring once all chance of frost is past in midApril. By then, you’ll know what’s live and what’s dead, and whether the shrub made it. Write to Chip Tynan of the Missouri Botanical Garden at firstname.lastname@example.org or Horticultural Answer Service, 4344 Shaw Boulevard, St. Louis, 63110.
THINGS TO DO IN THE GARDEN THIS WEEK • Cultivate strawberries to control weeds. Fertilize lightly now if you haven’t already done so. • Plant or transplant evergreens anytime now to ensure ample time for root growth before winter arrives. Columnar forms of arborvitae and Chinese juniper make effective choices for screening. • Pinch the growing tips of gourds and pumpkins once adequate fruit set has occurred to redirect energy from the vines into fruit ripening. • Place a clay flower pot under ripening melons to reduce the chance of rot. Wide, shallow bulb pots work best. • Pick up and dispose of any fallen diseased peach, plum and grape “mummies” and those that remain on the trees or vines. Sanitation now is the first step in controlling next year’s disease outbreak.
One-year-old guinea pigs Benji and Dumbo are looking to stay together forever. These little lads are a bonded pair who enjoy nestling under their grass bedding and cuddling up close with their human friends. They love playing hideand-seek, popping up to say hello when human friends are near their window. If they appear a bit skittish at first, spend some time softly stroking their fur during feeding, and they will soon become your best buddy. To adopt • Apply in person at the Humane Society’s Best Buddy Pet Center in Maryland Heights.
To adopt • Apply in person at the Humane Society’s Macklind Avenue headquarters in St. Louis.
To adopt • Apply in person at the Humane Society’s Macklind Avenue headquarters in St. Louis.
Last week’s pets • A dog named Scorpio, a cat named Kitty and a dog named Vera are still available for adoption. Hours and directions • hsmo.org
PARENT TO PARENT • JODIE LYNN
Widower keeps comparing girlfriend to wife from doing what they may see as “substituting” someone Special to the else in the place of their former Post-Dispatch spouse. This gets way more difficult when there are children left behind. Q • I’ve been seeing a man Think about how he may whose wife passed away feel. He’s probably striving to around four years ago. I have keep her memory alive for his kids, and so does he. I really kids so that they don’t forget like him and the kids enjoy her and all the things that they each other as well. Things built as a family. get a little weird when he In order to do so, he’s going starts comparing me to his to need to frequently talk about former wife. How can I get her and those memories, espehim to stop the comparisons cially with the kids. without seriously damaging Naturally, some of that is our relationship and sounding downright uncaring and rude? going to overflow in normal conversation with you, so From a reader • You have while it seems like he’s conto realize that there’s no way stantly comparing you to her, you’re going to stop him from it could be that he’s continuing comparing you to his former to verbalize thoughts that he wife. He obviously loved her may have recently shared with very much, and it’s super his kids. hard to diminish her memory. Since it has been four years, You’re either going to have to it may be time for him to reflect accept it for now or leave. — on a more positive emotional Chris M. in Baton Rouge, La. support system. From Jodie Lynn • There’s a He may not even be aware of certain type of guilt that many people have that prevents them his comments and how much JODIE LYNN
they bother you. In order for him to consider how his actions make you feel, you’ll need to be honest with him. Keeping in mind about him trying to keep his former partner’s memories alive, start building some of your own with him and the kids. Tell him upfront that you’re not trying to take her place but that you’d like to try some things without being compared to her and that you would also like to be respected for them. He will either learn how to curve and/or change his thoughts before speaking out loud, or he’ll simply say he’s not ready to do so. If he says he’s not ready, it just may be too much for him as well as for the kids. You will have to make a decision about whether to stay or to go. If he’s willing to work on things, you will need to be strong, not take anything personally should it backfire and have plenty of patience because it’s not going to
happen overnight. This will hopefully strengthen your relationship with him and the kids.
CAN YOU HELP? Does everything we do have to be centered around our two kids? My wife and I argue about this all the time. She’s totally into doing what they want, and I’m really tired of it. What should I say or do to get her to realize that we need to do some things that we like and not have to constantly make plans to include our kids? Why can’t we just take them to something we like but that they might not? To share parenting tips or submit questions, write to: Parent to Parent, 2464 Taylor Road, Suite 131, Wildwood, MO 63040. Email: direct2contact@ parenttoparent.com, or go to parenttoparent.com, which provides a secure and easy way to submit tips or questions. All tips must have city, state and first and last name or initials to be included in the column. Jodie Lynn is an award-winning parenting columnist, author of five books and mother to three children. She and her family live in Wildwood.
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Lewis Reed, president of the Board of Aldermen, pushed to get $500,000 to bring the Cure Violence program here, for which Mayor Lyda Krewson has requested emergency implementation. He was quoted in the paper as saying the program didn’t compare to efforts locally because “there isn’t a program in the city right now that’s coordinating with all the nonprofits, with the police department, with the courts system, that is providing a common platform across all agencies, and that is using data to drive policy.” Why hasn’t there been? This is a question for everyone in leadership: Krewson, Director of Public Safety Jimmie Edwards, Police Chief John Hayden, Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner and Reed. The high rate of violent crime has plagued the same areas for as long as I can remember. Why hasn’t there been a coordinated effort across all departments? Why hasn’t there been a detailed data-driven plan, shared with the public, with concrete steps, follow-up and accountability? Why haven’t we been doing this for years? What priority in our entire region is more pressing than stopping the murders of innocent children? We have major research universities in town, one with its own top-ranked school of social work. Who has approached them for help in collecting and analyzing data that can be used to better inform policy decisions and allocate resources? Where’s the specific call to action for CEOs and
DAVID CARSON, POST-DISPATCH
Photos of Xavier Usanga are surrounded by teddy bears and candles in his memorial outside his home on Aug. 14. Xavier, 7, was killed by a stray bullet outside his home. philanthropists who have the means and desire to help address the violence synonymous with certain ZIP codes? Where’s the detailed call to action for citizens in the rest of the region? There’s plenty of research that suggests effective ways to reduce crime, several of which the city is trying to implement. The Urban Institute and others studies advocate: Expanding drug courts, increasing the use of DNA evidence collection, helping ex-offenders find living wage jobs, adding and monitoring public surveillance cameras, connecting returning prisoners to stable housing, sharing tips with violence interrupters within communities, enacting stricter alcohol policies, such as higher alcohol tax or stricter licensing, increasing hot spot policing, raising the age requirement for dropping out of school and adding behavioral interventions in schools to target youth at risk for violence. The city’s leadership should detail the actions being taken
in each of these areas, in addition to whatever other measures are being taken and what more can be done. Instead of a sense of resignation, this latest string of children being murdered demands a sense of urgency. As someone who cares about the future of the city, one of the most frustrating things is how contagious this mother’s helplessness feels. Each time I read about the killings of St. Louis children this summer, I felt at a loss about what type of help would be most impactful. I shared Dawn Usanga’s quote and my frustration on Facebook. A friend responded with a detailed call to action: “Everyone owns this. Instead of lamenting how sad it is, get involved with an organization that helps kids and mentors parents. Support busing kids to better schools, or better yet, improving schools in local neighborhoods. Help the local churches. Hire an employee and support a schedule that lets them ride the bus to work. Join Big Brothers/Big Sisters.
There are so many small ways average ordinary people can get involved to help. Let this spark some outrage to create some change that gives kids like Xavier a fighting chance.” These are great suggestions for individual action. I want to know where individual efforts have the greatest return on investment. I want to hear a clearly articulated vision. I want to see the same coordinated effort and investment it took to get a new Major League Soccer team dedicated to stopping the murder of our city’s children. Most city officials would rather focus attention on the successes and progress. But at the heart of our character as a region is how we respond to this anguished mother’s words. This is not someone else’s problem. There is no silver lining to Xavier’s death. But perhaps his short life will move us to do the big audacious things necessary to restore hope for his mom.
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Big concerts by big stars: Celine Dion, Lizzo and more BY KEVIN C. JOHNSON | St. Louis Post-Dispatch
It has been a long wait for Celine Dion fans. Her last St. Louis show was in 2009; the singer famously went the Las Vegas residency route, with great success. But she’s back on the road with her “Courage World Tour,” which begins in September before an Oct. 26 show at Enterprise Center. Dion’s is one of several big shows heading our way. Others include Lizzo, Kacey Musgraves, Chance the Rapper, the Jonas Brothers, the Chainsmokers, KISS, the Black Keys, the Raconteurs, Erykah Badu, Cody Jinks, Lenny Kravitz, John Mayer, Wilco, Rob Thomas, Backstreet Boys, Chris Brown, Sleater-Kinney, Boyz II Men, ZZ Top, Diplo, Fantasia, Jidenna, Young Thug with Machine Gun Kelly and Tyler, the Creator.
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AUGUST • The Adicts, 8 p.m. Aug. 27, Delmar Hall (6133 Delmar Boulevard), $25-$30, ticketmaster.com • Katya “Help Me I’m Dying Comedy Tour,” 8 p.m. Aug. 28, the Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard), $28-$167.50, ticketmaster.com • Gary Allan, Tyler Braden, 7 p.m. Aug. 30, Chesterfield Amphitheater (631 Veterans Place Drive, Chesterfield),
$35-$125, ticketmaster.com • C.W. Stoneking, Devil’s Elbow, 8 p.m. Aug. 30, Blueberry Hill Duck Room (6504 Delmar Boulevard), $15, ticketmaster.com • Jose Gonzalez, Bedouine, 8 p.m. Aug. 30, the Pageant, $35-$40, ticketmaster.com
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• John Mayer, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 3, Enterprise Center (1401 Clark Avenue), $46.50-$147, ticketmaster.com
Collective Soul, Living Colour, the • En Vogue, 8 p.m. Urge, Goldfinger, Aug. 30, Event Center Everclear, Stir, Gin at River City Casino Blossoms, Cowboy (777 River City Mouth, 4 p.m. Aug. Casino Boulevard), 31, Hollywood Casino
• Rob Thomas, Max Frost, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 1, Stifel Theatre (1400 Market Street), $27.50-$127.50, ticketmaster.com
• Electric Hot Tuna, Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley, 8 p.m. Sept. 4, Sheldon Concert Hall & Art Galleries (3648 Washington Boulevard), sold out, metrotix.com • Kacey Musgraves “Oh, What a World: Tour II” with Yola, 8 p.m. Sept. 5, Stifel Theatre, $32-$79.50, ticketmaster.com • Karlous Miller, 8 p.m. Sept. 5, 7:30 and 10 p.m. Sept. 6-7, Helium Comedy Club, $21-$29, heliumcomedy.com
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• Backstreet Boys “DNA World Tour” with Baylee Littrell, 8 p.m. Sept. 6, Enterprise Center, $26-$172, ticketmaster.com • AJ McLean, 10 p.m. Sept. 6, Ballpark Village (601 Clark Avenue), $15, eventbrite.com • Unknown Hinson, 8 p.m. Sept. 6, Old Rock House (1200 South Seventh Street), $18-$20, metrotix.com • Adam Ant, Glam Skanks, 8 p.m. Sept. 6, the Pageant, $37.50-$55, ticketmaster.com • Alison Sudol, 8 p.m. Sept. 6, Blueberry Hill Duck Room, $15-$18, ticketmaster.com • Elizabeth Cook, 8 p.m. Sept. 7, Off Broadway (3509 Lemp Avenue), $20, etix.com • Smooth Jazz on Land in St. Louis with Brian Culbertson, Grace Kelly, Eric Darius, Erin Bode, Tim Cunningham, 3:30 p.m. Sept. 7, Chesterfield Amphitheater, $30$88, ticketmaster. com
Dan Auerbach and the Black Keys (AP) • The Temptations, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8, the Sheldon, $30-$60, metrotix.com • Ear Hustle: A Conversation and Performance with Sy Smith hosted by Theresa Payne, 5 p.m. Sept. 8, Kranzberg Arts Center (501 North Grand Boulevard), $10, metrotix.com • Bad Suns, 8 p.m. Sept. 8, the Ready Room (4195 Manchester Avenue), $20-$25, eventbrite. com • Brian Regan, 8 p.m. Sept. 7, Stifel Theatre, $42-$62, ticketmaster.com • “An Evening With Lenny Kravitz,” 8 p.m. Sept. 10, Fox Theatre (527 North Grand Boulevard), $39-$99, metrotix. com • “The Alchemy Tour” with NGHTMRE + Slander, Seven Lions, the Glitch Mob, 8 p.m. Sept. 10, the Pageant, $35, ticketmaster.com
• Nahko and Medicine for the People “Take Your Power Back Tour” with Nattali Rize, 8 p.m. Sept. 12, Delmar Hall, $32.50-$37.50, ticketmaster.com • Natasha Leggero, 8 p.m. Sept. 12, 7:30 and 10 p.m. Sept. 13-14, Helium Comedy Club, $24$32, heliumcomedy. com • Nick Griffin, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Sept. 13-14, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15, St. Louis Funny Bone (614 West Port Plaza), $10-$12, stlouisfunnybone. com • Pink Sweat$, 8 p.m. Sept. 13, the Ready Room, $15$65, eventbrite.com • Thomas Rhett “Very Hot Summer Tour” with Dustin Lynch, Russell Dickerson, Rhett Akins, 7 p.m. Sept. 13, Enterprise Center, $30.25-$90.95, ticketmaster.com
• Blink-182, Lil Wayne, Neck Deep, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14, • Murphy’s Law, Hollywood Casino 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11, Amphitheatre, $24Fubar (3108 Locust Street), $18, etix.com $127, livenation.com CONCERTS CONTINUED ON PAGE C4
C4 • ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH • Celebration Day, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14, Chesterfield Amphitheater, $20, ticketmaster.com • JB Smoove “Lollygagging Tour,” 8 p.m. Sept. 14, the Pageant, $35, ticketmaster.com • Jay Leno, 8 p.m. Sept. 14, J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts at Lindenwood University (2300 West Clay Street, St. Charles), $79.50$109.50, lindenwood. edu • Livingston Taylor, 8 p.m. Sept. 14, Wildey Theatre (252 North Main Street, Edwardsville), $40, wildeytheatre.com • Celebration Day: A Tribute to Led Zeppelin, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14, Chesterfield Amphitheater, $20, ticketmaster.com
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• Bless the Fall/ Escape the Fate, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 20, the Ready Room, $22.50, eventbrite. com • Horse Feathers, 8 p.m. Sept. 20, Off Broadway, $12, etix. com • America 50th Anniversary Tour, 8 p.m. Sept. 20, Touhill Performing Arts Center (1 University Boulevard), $37$109, lindenwood. edu • Taking Back Sunday, 7 p.m. Sept. 21, Ballpark Village, $20-$30, eventbrite. com • Stunna 4 Vegas, 9 p.m. Sept. 21, the Pageant, $25-$35, ticketmaster.com
• Angels & Airwaves, the New Regime, Charming Liars, 7:30 p.m. Sept. AMY HARRIS, INVISION/AP 22, the Pageant, $38- Kacey Musgraves performs at Lollapalooza in Grant Park on Aug. 4 in Chicago. The country star comes to Stifel Theatre on Sept. 5. $43, ticketmaster. • Travis Barker (DJ 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25-26, set), 9 p.m. Sept. 14, com Helium Comedy Ryse Nightclub at • Norm Macdonald, Club, $17-$23, Ameristar Casino (1 7:30 p.m. Sept. 22, heliumcomedy.com Ameristar Boulevard, Event Center at River St. Charles), prices • Trisha Yearwood City Casino, sold out, not available, “Every Girl: On ticketmaster.com ticketmaster.com Tour,” 7:30 p.m. Oct. • Marty Stuart 25, Stifel Theatre, • Jonas Brothers and His Fabulous $46.50-$124.50, “Happiness Superlatives, 7 ticketmaster.com Begins” tour p.m. Sept. 22, the with Bebe Rexha, • Diplo, 9 p.m. Sheldon, $40-$65, Jordan McGraw, metrotix.com ASSOCIATED PRESS Oct. 25, Ryse 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14, Nightclub, $50-$70, CeCe Winans will perform at the Touhill • Black Pumas, 8 Enterprise Center, ticketmaster.com Performing Arts Center on Sept. 27. p.m. Sept. 25, Off $51.95-$496.95, • “The Degenerates Broadway, $15, etix. ticketmaster.com • Foghat, 8 p.m. Tour” with A Day com • Rhea Butcher, 8 Oct. 18, Event ASSOCIATED PRESS to Remember, I • Carbon Leaf, 8 p.m. Sept. 15, the Center at River City Spend the evening with Lenny Kravitz at Fox Theatre on Sept. 10. Prevail, Beartooth, p.m. Sept. 25, Old Ready Room, $20, Casino, $29-$47, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25, Rock House, $20eventbrite.com • Titus Andronicus, • Lizzo “Cuz I Love OCTOBER ticketmaster.com Family Arena, $25, metrotix.com 8 p.m. Oct. 4, Off You Too Tour” $39.50-$59.50, • “An Evening With • Judah & the Lion • Celebrating Ella Broadway, $15, etix. with Ari Lennox, • The Black Keys Sun Kil Moon,” 8 “Pep Talks World Fitzgerald, 7:30 and ticketmaster.com com 8 p.m. Oct. 8, the “Let’s Rock Tour” p.m. Sept. 15, Delmar Wide Tour 2019” 9:30 p.m. Oct. 18-19, • Small Town with Modest Mouse, with Flora Cash, Hall, $20-$30, • Kevin James, 7:30 Pageant, sold out, Jazz St. Louis, $10Murder, 8 p.m. Oct. ticketmaster.com 7 p.m. Sept. 25, ticketmaster.com p.m. Oct. 4, Stifel 8 p.m. Oct. 1, the $21, jazzstl.org 25, the Ready Room, Enterprise Center, Theatre, $42-$72, Pageant, $35-$40, • Greg Laswell, 8 sold out, eventbrite. • GWAR, 7:30 p.m. • Legends of $36.50-$496.50, ticketmaster.com ticketmaster.com p.m. Oct. 8, Old Rock com JON GITCHOFF Country Rock with Sept. 15, Pop’s ticketmaster.com House, $20, metrotix. Chance the Rapper Nightclub (401 • Justin Moore, 8 • Max Weinberg’s Poco, Pure Prairie • Loud Luxury, • Joshua Redman performs in St. Louis League, Firefall, Monsanto Avenue, Jukebox, 8 p.m. Oct. p.m. Oct. 4, Ballpark com Dzeko, Bijou, 8 Quartet, 7:30 and Sauget), $19-$24, Village, $20-$30, 1, the Ready Room, • Kamelot, 7:20 p.m. in 2017. He returns Jonathan Edwards, p.m. Oct. 25, the 9:30 p.m. Sept. to Enterprise Center 7 p.m. Oct. 19, Family Pageant, $25-$30, ticketweb.com $35-$150, eventbrite. eventbrite.com Oct. 9, the Ready 25-28, 2 and 6:30 on Oct. 20. com Room, $26-$100, Arena, $43-$78, ticketmaster.com • Senses Fail, 7:30 • The Fab Four: The p.m. Nov. 29, Jazz eventbrite.com metrotix.com p.m. Sept. 15, Fubar, St. Louis, $10-$41, Ultimate Tribute, • Griffin House, • Jesse Palin, 8 p.m. • John Prine, $20, etix.com 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4, 8 p.m. Oct. 1, • PNB Rock • Big K.R.I.T., Oct. 25, the Firebird, jazzstl.org 8 p.m. Oct. 13 Family Arena (2002 Blueberry Hill Duck “TrapStar Turnt (rescheduled), Stifel Rapsody, 8 p.m. Oct. $18-$20, etix.com • Dan Romano, 8 • Tycho “Weather Arena Parkway, St. Room, $18-$20, PopStat Tour,” 19, the Pageant, $25Theatre, $59.50p.m. Sept. 16, the • Friends of the World Tour” Charles), $30-$58, ticketmaster.com 8 p.m. Oct. 9, the $30, ticketmaster. $99.50, ticketmaster. Ready Room, $12Sheldon Benefit with Poolside, 8 metrotix.com Pageant, $35-$40, com com $15, eventbrite.com • Penny & Sparrow, with Arturo p.m. Sept. 26, the ticketmaster.com • Tyler, the Creator, • Norman Brown, 6 Sandoval, Jane Pageant, $35-$37.50, Caroline Spence, 8 • The Distillers, • Roger Clyne Goldlink, Blood p.m. Oct. 1, Old Rock • Artemis, 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Oct. 19, Monheit, 8 p.m. Oct. ticketmaster.com 8 p.m. Oct. 13, the Acoustic Duo/ Orange, 7 p.m. Oct. House, $17 with VIP Oct. 9-10, 7:30 and the Grandel, $57.50- 26, the Sheldon, $35Ready Room, $30, Honky Tonk Union • Drew Lynch, 8 4, Chaifetz Arena available, metrotix. 9:30 p.m. Oct. 11-12, eventbrite.com $67.50, metrotix.com $45, metrotix.com 20th Anniversary, p.m. Sept. 26, 7:30 (1 South Compton com 6:30 p.m. Oct. 13, 8 p.m. Sept. 17, Off • Godsmack, • Celine Dion and 10 p.m. Sept. • Skillet and Alter Avenue), $39.50Jazz St. Louis, $10Broadway, $20-$35, Halestorm, 7 p.m. “Courage World 27, 4:30, 7:30 and 10 • Moonchild, 8 p.m. $59.50, ticketmaster. $46, jazzstl.org Bridge, Dirty etix.com Oct. 20, Family Tour,” 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28, Helium Oct. 2, Old Rock Honey, 7 p.m. Oct. com House, $23.50, etix. • “RuPaul’s Drag Arena, $38-$85, p.m. Oct. 26, Comedy Club, $1614, the Pageant, • The Early • Cody Johnson, Race Werq the ticketmaster.com Enterprise Center, $34, heliumcomedy. com $39.50-$59.50, November, 8 p.m. Riley Green & World” with Asia $46.50-$196.50, com ticketmaster.com Sept. 18, Blueberry • Dream Theater, • Tyrone Wells, 8 the Steelwoods, O’Hara, Aquaria, ticketmaster.com Hill Duck Room, $16- • Boyz II Men, 8 p.m. 8 p.m. Oct. 2, Stifel p.m. Oct. 20, Old • “85 to Africa 6:30 p.m. Oct. Detox, Monét X $19, ticketmaster. Theatre, $31.50Rock House, $17-$22, • AJR “The Sept. 27, Fox Theatre, Tour” with Jidenna, Change, Naomi com $66.50, ticketmaster. 5, Chesterfield metrotix.com Neotheater Tour” $49.50-$129.50, 8 p.m. Oct. 15, the Amphitheater, $30Smalls, Plastique, com with Michael metrotix.com Pageant, $25-$30, • Agnostic Front • Chance the $75, ticketmaster.com Violet Chachki, Yvie Blume, 8 p.m. Oct. ticketmaster.com “Victims in Pain” • Sublime, Rome, Rapper, 7 Oddly, 8 p.m. Oct. 10, • Preacher Lawson, • Kongos, Fitness, 26, the Pageant, 35th Anniversary 7:30 p.m. Oct. 2, p.m. Oct. 20, 8 p.m. Sept. 27, Event Yip Yops, 8 p.m. Oct. the Pageant, $58-$70, • Trashcan Sinatras, $42.50-$47.50, Tour, Prong, Time Pop’s Nightclub, Enterprise Center, ticketmaster.com Center at River City 8 p.m. Oct. 15, 5, Delmar Hall, $22ticketmaster.com and Pressure, Brute Casino, $20-$38, $29.50-$39, $56.50-$126.50, Blueberry Hill Duck $25, ticketmaster.com • Sinkane, 8 p.m. Force, 7:30 p.m. Sept. ticketmaster.com ticketweb.com ticketmaster.com • “Jay and Silent Room, $22-$25, Oct. 10, Old Rock 18, Fubar, $20-$22, • Cecile McLorin Bob Reboot ticketmaster.com • Lucero, Huntess, • Fantasia, Robin • Kristeen Young, ticketmaster.com Salvant, 8 p.m. Oct. House, $15, metrotix. Roadshow” with Holder of Hands, Thicke, Tank, com 8 p.m. Sept. 27, Off • Rachel Bay Jones, 5, the Sheldon, $35Jay Mewes and • Cyrille Aimee, 8 p.m. Oct. 2-3, Off Bonfyre, 7:30 p.m. Broadway, $10, etix. $45, metrotix.com • Hoodie Allen, Jake 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16-17, Kevin Smith, 8 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Sept. Broadway, $25-$35, Oct. 20, Chaifetz com Jazz St. Louis, $10Miller, 8 p.m. Oct. Oct. 27, the Pageant, 18-19, Jazz St. Louis • Erykah Badu, etix.com Arena, $48-$98, 10, Delmar Hall, $30- $50, jazzstl.org • Melvins, 8 p.m. $42.50-$50, (3536 Washington Goodie Mobb, ticketmaster.com • Chris Brown • Drew Holcomb and ticketmaster.com Boulevard), $10-$41, Sept. 27, the Ready Ceelo, 8 p.m. Oct. 5, $35, ticketmaster. “Indigoat Tour” • Mike Watt + The com Room, $20-$25, the Neighbors, 8 jazzstl.org Chaifetz Arena, $57with Tory Lanez, Ty eventbrite.com p.m. Oct. 17, Old Rock Missingmen, 8 p.m. • “An Evening With $130, ticketmaster. • John Heffron, 8 98 Degrees,” 7:30 • Todd Snider, 8 p.m. Dolla $ign, Joyner Oct. 21, Blueberry p.m. Oct. 10, 7:30 and House, $20-$95, Sept. 19, the Grandel • Here Come the Lucas, Yella Breezy, com Hill Duck Room, $20- p.m. Oct. 27, Event metrotix.com 10 p.m. Oct. 11-12, Mummies, 8 p.m. Center at River City (3610 Grandel • Eric Andre 6:30 p.m. Oct. 3, $23, ticketmaster. Helium Comedy Sept 27-28, Delmar • Eric Gales Band, Casino, $29.50-$69.50, Square), $25-$35, “Legalize Enterprise Center, com Club, $17-$33, Hall, $25-$27.50, 8 p.m. Oct. 17, ticketmaster.com metrotix.com Everything Tour,” $40.50-$200.50, heliumcomedy.com ticketmaster.com Wildey Theatre, $25, • The Midnight Hour 8 p.m. Oct. 5, the ticketmaster.com • Gryffin, 8 p.m. Oct. • Lee Fields and the with Ali Shaheed wildeytheatre.com Pageant, $35-$49, • Kid Quill, 8 p.m. • CeCe Winans, 8 29, Pop’s Nightclub, Expressions, Neal • Less Than Jake, Muhammad and ticketmaster.com Oct. 10, the Ready • Mike Doughty, $25-$108, ticketweb. Francis, 8 p.m. Sept. p.m. Sept. 27, Touhill Bowling for Soup, Adrian Young, 8 Room, $13-$50, the Ghost of Mr. com 19, the Ready Room, Performing Arts • DJ Pauly D, 9 Authority Zero, p.m. Oct. 22, the eventbrite.com Oberon, 8 p.m. Oct. Firebird (2706 Olive $20-$25, eventbrite. Center, $23-$85, p.m. Oct. 5, Ryse 8 p.m. Oct. 3, the • Dom Kennedy touhill.org com Nightclub, $35, Ready Room, $25, • Obituary/Abbath, 17, Blueberry Hill Street), $12-$15, etix. “Win or Lose Tour,” Duck Room, $20, ticketmaster.com 7 p.m. Oct. 11, the • The Rev. Payton’s eventbrite.com com 8 p.m. Oct. 30, Fubar, • Neon Trees, 8 ticketmaster.com Ready Room, $26Big Damn Band, $13-$15, etix.com p.m. Sept. 19, J. • Little River Band, • Ian Edwards, 8 • Anthony Brown $125, eventbrite.com • Solomon Georgio, and Group Therapy, 8 p.m. Sept. 28, Scheidegger Center 8 p.m. Oct. 5, Event p.m. Oct. 3, 7:30 • Tyler Childers Blueberry Hill Duck 8 p.m. Oct. 17, the for the Arts, $15, Center at River City and 10 p.m. Oct. • John McEuen, 8 p.m. Oct. 23, Old “Country Squire Room, $18-$20, Ready Room, $15, lindenwood.edu 4-5, Helium Comedy Casino, $49-$59, 8 p.m. Oct. 11, the Rock House, $25-$30, Run” with Courtney ticketmaster.com eventbrite.com ticketmaster.com Club, $17-$33, Sheldon, $30-$40, metrotix.com Marie Andrews, • DeRay Davis, 7 heliumcomedy.com • Die Antwoord • Mat Kearney, Eli 8 p.m. Oct. 29, p.m. Sept. 19, 7:30 • Lee Ann Womack, metrotix.com • “Rob Orbison & “House of Zef Teplin, 8 p.m. Oct. Stifel Theatre, and 10 p.m. Sept. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6, • The Kingdom • Disturbed, In This Buddy Holly: The USA Tour 2019,” 8 17, the Sheldon, $30- Rock ‘N’ Roll Dream $30.50-$60.60, and 20-21, Helium Singers, 8 p.m. Oct. Event Center at River Moment, 7:30 p.m. p.m. Sept. 28, the $40, metrotix.com Comedy Club, $303, the Sheldon, $30- City Casino, $28-$42, Oct. 11, Chaifetz Tour,” 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8 p.m. Oct. 30, the Pageant, $36-$41, $40, heliumcomedy. Pageant, $49.50ticketmaster.com $45, metrotix.com Arena, $49.50-$89.50, • “Monsters of 23, Stifel Theatre, $52.50, ticketmaster. ticketmaster.com com ticketmaster.com Mock” featuring $26.50-$96.50, • Kid Rock, Hank com Killer Queen: A ticketmaster.com • The 442s, 8 p.m. • Front Country, Williams Jr., • Bret Michaels • “A Night For Tribute to Queen, Oct. 30, the Sheldon, One Way Traffic, 7 p.m. Oct. 4, “Unbroken World • Travis Tritt, LIFE” with Brian $15-$25, metrotix. 8 p.m. Sept. 19, Old Hollywood Casino Tour” with Warrant, Red: A Tribute to Oct. 23, Event Sammy Hagar, AZ/ com Rock House, $10-$12, Owens, Kennedy Amphitheatre, Firehouse, 7 p.m. Center at River City Holmes and Michael metrotix.com $74-$149, Oct. 12, Family DZ: A Tribute to AC/ Casino, $65-$175, • Young Thug and McDonald, 7:30 DC, 7 p.m. Oct. 18, livenation.com Arena, ticketmaster.com Machine Gun Kelly, • Sebastian Bach p.m. Sept. 29, Touhill Family Arena, $30$25-$93, KILLY, Strick, 7:30 30th Anniversary • Freddy Cole Performing Arts $58, metrotix.com metrotix.com p.m. Oct. 31, Family Tour, Kobra and the Center, $39.50-$75, Quintet, 7:30 p.m • Tyler Bryant and Arena, $25-$45, Lotus, 8 p.m. Sept. • Cash Cash, Oct. 23-24, 7:30 and touhill.org the Shakedown, 19, Delmar Hall, $259 p.m. Oct. 9:30 p.m. Oct. 25-26, ticketmaster.com • Pop Evil, Royal Bleach, 8 p.m. Oct. $30, ticketmaster. 12, Ryse 6:30 p.m. Oct. 27, Tusk, Bleach, 8 p.m. NOVEMBER com Nightclub, $15, 18, Old Rock House, Jazz St. Louis, $10Sept. 29, Delmar $18-$20, metrotix. ticketmaster. $46, jazzstl.org • “AC2: An Intimate • Brantley Gilbert Hall, $20-$25, com com Evening With “Not Like Us Tour” ticketmaster.com • Charlie Parr, 8 • The Raconteurs, Anderson Cooper & with Michael • Boulet Brothers p.m. Oct. 24, Old • Chrisette Michele, the Casualties of Ray, Lindsay Ell, “Dragula Tour,” Rock House, $12-$15, Andy Cohen,” 8 p.m. Trisha 8 p.m. Sept. 29, the Jazz, 8 p.m. Oct. 18, metrotix.com Nov. 1, Fox Theatre, 7 p.m. Sept. 20, 8 p.m. Oct. 12, the Yearwood Pageant, $35-$55, $65-$105 with VIP Hollywood Casino Pageant, $22.50-$56 the Pageant, sold • Taylor Tomlinson, available, metrotix. ticketmaster.com out, ticketmaster. ASSOCIAmphitheatre, $20with VIP available, 8 p.m. Oct. 24, ATED PRESS com com $68, livenation.com ticketmaster.com
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ST. LOuIS POST-dISPaTCH • C5 • Indigo Girls, 8 p.m. Nov. 17, the Pageant, sold out, ticketmaster.com • Skizzy Mars, 8 p.m. Nov. 19, Delmar Hall, $22-$25, ticketmaster.com
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Nick Offerman brings his comic act to the Stifel Theatre on Nov. 7. • “Ludo: Halludoween,” 8 p.m. Nov. 1 and 7:30 and 11:30 p.m. Nov. 2, $30-$40 (early shows sold out), ticketmaster. com • Twiztid, Kottonmouth Kings, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 2, Pop’s Nightclub, $20$45, ticketweb.com • Todrick Hall “Haus Tyler, the Creator will be at Chaifetz Arena on Oct. 4. Party Tour,” 8 p.m. Nov. 2, Delmar • The Hall, $30-$35, Chainsmokers, ticketmaster.com 5 Seconds of • Augustana, 8 p.m. Summer, Lennon Nov. 2, the Firebird, Stella, 7 p.m. Nov. $20-$23, etix.com 8, Enterprise Center, • Rumours of $46.50-$96.50, Fleetwood Mac, 7 ticketmaster.com p.m. Nov. 3, Event • Harlem 100 with Center at River COURTESY OF THE ARTIST Mwenso & the Casino, $19-$45, Todrick comes to Delmar Hall on Nov. 2. ticketmaster.com Shakes, Brianna Thomas, Michela • Melanie Martinez, • Regina Carter, Nov. 7, 7:30 and 9:30 8 p.m. Nov. 3, the Xavier Davis, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8, St. Louis Marino Lerman, Pageant, $36-$38.50, p.m. Nov. 6, 11 Funny Bone, $25-$50, Vuyo Sotashe, 8 ticketmaster.com p.m. Nov. 9, the a.m. and 7:30 p.m. stlouisfunnybone. Sheldon, $30-$40, Nov. 7, 7:30 and 9:30 com • Moonshine p.m. Nov. 8-9, 6:30 Bandits, Sarah • Dana Gould, 8 p.m. metrotix.com p.m. Nov. 10, Jazz Ross, 8 p.m. Nov. 4, Nov. 7, 7 and 10 p.m. • Kathleen Madigan Old Rock House, $22- St. Louis, $10-$36, Nov. 8-9, Helium “Hot Dogs and jazzstl.com $25, metrotix.com Comedy Club, $21Angels Tour,” 7 p.m. • Cursive & Cloud $29, heliumcomedy. • Edwin McCain, 8 Nov. 9, Stifel Nothings, the com p.m. Nov. 5, Delmar Theatre, Appleseed Cast, 8 Hall, $30-$35, • Los Lobos, 8 p.m. $22-$42, p.m. Nov. 7, Delmar ticketmaster.com Nov. 8, the Sheldon, Hall, $22-$25, $40-$50, metrotix. • Sleater-Kinney ticketmaster.com com “The Center Won’t • Nick Offerman, Hold Tour,” 8 p.m. • Big Head Todd and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7, Nov. 5, the Pageant, the Monsters, JD Stifel Theatre, $27.50-$32.50, Simo, 8 p.m. Nov. 8, $36.50-$58.50, ticketmaster.com the Pageant, $30ticketmaster.com $35, ticketmaster. • “Muny Magic com • Alex Cameron, at the Sheldon” 8 p.m. Nov. 7, the starring Mikaela • Savoy Brown, Ready Room, $15Bennett and Jason Kim Simmonds, Gotay, 7:30 p.m. Nov. $18, eventbrite.com 8 p.m. Nov. 8, Wildey Theatre, $35, 5-6, the Sheldon, $25- • Heather $50, metrotix.com McDonald, 7:30 p.m. wildeytheatre.com
• The Piano Guys, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19, JON GITCHOFF Fox Theatre, $38.50Big Freedia performs for a sold-out crowd $158.50, metrotix. at Contemporary Art Museum in 2018. Big com Freedia returns with a show at Delmar Hall • Kris Kristofferson, 7:30 • Incubus “20 • Cody Jinks, Ward p.m. Nov. 20, Event Davis, 8 p.m. Nov. 9, Years of Make Center at River City Fox Theatre, $28.50- Yourself & Beyond,” Casino, $38-$54, 8 p.m. Nov. 14, $203.50, metrotix. ticketmaster.com com Stifel Theatre, • Terence $36.50-$126.50, • Russian Circles Blanchard, 7 p.m. ticketmaster.com “Blood Year North Nov. 20-21, 7:30 and American Tour • Tobe Nwigwe “The 9:30 p.m. Nov. 22-23, 2019,” Windhand, Ivory Tour,” 8 p.m. 6:30 p.m. Nov. 24, 8 p.m. Nov. 11, Nov. 14, Delmar Jazz St. Louis, $10Delmar Hall, $16-$18, Hall, $25-$30, $46, jazzstl.org ticketmaster.com ticketmaster.com • Sister Hazel, 8 ASSOCIATED PRESS • Atreyu 20th • Wilco, 8 p.m. Nov. p.m. Nov. 21, Delmar Anniversary 14, Fox Theatre, $35- Hall, $25-$28, Celebration, 6:30 $85, metrotix.com ticketmaster.com p.m. Nov. 11, the ticketmaster.com • Aaron Lewis Ready Room, $20• Tanya Tucker, Alex • MercyMe “Imagine $129, eventbrite.com “State I’m In Tour” Hall, 7:30 p.m. Nov. Nation Tour 2019” with Ben Danaher, 21, Event Center at • The Wood with Crowder, 8 p.m. Nov. 14, the River City Casino, Brothers, Nicole Micah Tyler, 7 p.m. Pageant, $40-$45, $39.50-$49.50, Atkins, 8 p.m. Nov. Nov. 9, Enterprise ticketmaster.com ticketmaster.com 12, the Pageant, $26Center, $27-$77, • The $31, ticketmaster. ticketmaster.com • Straight No Neighbourhood, com Chaser “The Open • “Azz Across 8 p.m. Nov. 15, the America Tour” with • Marco Benevento, Pageant, $35-$37.50, Bar Tour,” 8 p.m. Nov. 22, Fox Theatre, the Mattson 2, 8 Big Freedia and ticketmaster.com p.m. Nov. 13, Old $34.50-$62.50, Low Cut Connie, 8 Rock House, $12-$15, • Joey DeFrancesco, metrotix.com p.m. Nov. 9, Delmar 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. metrotix.com Hall, $25-$30, • Marshall Tucker Nov. 15-16, Jazz St. ticketmaster.com • Plain White T’s, Band, 8 p.m. Nov. 22, Louis, $10-$46, Mowgli’s, New • Blues Traveler Event Center at River jazzstl.org celebrating “Four,” Politics, 7:30 p.m. City Casino, $19-$49, • “Nate Bargatze: Nov. 13, Delmar 8 p.m. Nov. 9, the ticketmaster.com Good Problem Hall, $27.50-$30, Pageant, $30-$35, • Son Volt, 8 p.m. to Have,” 8 and ticketmaster.com ticketmaster.com Nov. 22-23, Delmar 10 p.m. Nov. 16, • The Brian Hall, $25-$28, the Pageant, $35, Sleater-Kinney McKnight 4, 7:30 ticketmaster.com ticketmaster.com p.m. Nov. 13, Event CHARLIE • Heartsfield, • Morgan Page, Center at River ENGMAN City Casino, $42, 9 p.m. Nov. 16, Ryse 7:30 p.m. Nov. 23, Wildey Theatre, $30, ticketmaster.com Nightclub, $15, wildeytheatre.com ticketmaster.com • Bishop • Michael Blackson, Briggs, Miya • Brian Courtney 7:30 and 10 p.m. Folick, Jax Wilson “Just B(E) Anderson, 7:30 Tour,” 8 p.m. Nov. 17 Nov. 22-23, Helium p.m. Nov. 13, the Comedy Club, $45, (rescheduled), the Pageant, $27.50heliumcomedy.com Ready Room, $25$30, ticketmaster. $55, eventbrite.com • Mannheim com • Black Violin, 7:30 Steamroller, • Ken Page, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17, Touhill 2 and 7 p.m. Nov. 23, p.m. Nov. 13-14, Jazz Performing Arts Fox Theatre, $35St. Louis, $10-$31, Center, $22.50$102.50, metrotix. jazzstl.org $64.50, touhill.org com
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FALL ARTS GUIDE • CLASSICAL MUSIC
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A rich mix of opera, choral and recital groups of all sizes WHEN AND WHERE 3 p.m. Oct. 12, St. Louis Abbey Church, 530 South Mason Road; 3 p.m. Oct. 13, St. Clare’s Roman Catholic Church, 1411 Cross Street, O’Fallon, Ill. • HOW MUCH $20, $10 for students • MORE INFO 618-304-9094; singmasterworks.org
BY SARAH BRYAN MILLER
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
The St. Louis classical music scene is about to launch its annual wealth of concerts and recitals. The performers include groups of every size from tiny chamber music ensembles to the St. Louis Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, with opera, guitar recitals and choral concerts making a rich mix of fine music for the region.
AMERICAN CHAMBER CHORALE This is the 19th season for the American Chamber Chorale, with a theme of “At the Movies.” The opening night concert, “Ordinary Heroes,” includes such anthems of the silver screen as “Moon River,” “When You Wish Upon a Star” and “Gabriel’s Oboe.” The Chorale is accompanied by the Salem Chamber Orchestra, conducted by artistic director Stephen Morton.
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Stéphane Denève conducts the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra in 2018. First Presbyterian Church, 100 East Adams Avenue, Kirkwood • HOW MUCH $25-$45, $10 student rush • MORE INFO 314-652-2224; bachsociety.org
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Karamanov and harp Megan Stout — will perform music by American composers WHEN 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12 • WHERE including Barber, Copland, Salem United Methodist Church, Gershwin and Bolcom, along 1200 South Lindbergh Boulevard CATHEDRAL CONCERTS with the “American” string • HOW MUCH Free • MORE INFO quartet by Dvorak. Part 314-638-0793; acchorale.com Cathedral Concerts of of the fun is hearing it in St. Louis is the region’s BACH SOCIETY biggest presenter of touring the informal setting of the OF ST. LOUIS ensembles. On Nov. 16, it will Sheldon Ballroom, seated at Mozart’s Requiem in D present one of Britain’s finest tables, with drinks and snacks minor, left incomplete by choirs, Tenebrae. Known for at hand. its composer and finished its musical precision and WHEN 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14-15 • WHERE in differing versions by Sheldon Concert Hall & Art Galleroutstanding vocalism, this others, remains a great ies, 3648 Washington Boulevard concert is a must-hear for • HOW MUCH $38 • MORE INFO 314and moving work. For fans of choral music. 941-6309; chambermusicstl.org the opening concert of its WHEN 8 p.m. Nov. 16 • WHERE Ca2019-20 season, the Bach thedral Basilica of St. Louis, 4431 CHAMBER PROJECT Society of St. Louis will pair Lindell Boulevard • HOW MUCH ST. LOUIS it with J.S. Bach’s joyful $19-$42 • MORE INFO 314-533The 12th season of Chamber setting of the song of Mary, 7662; cathedralconcerts.org Project St. Louis opens the Magnificat in D Major. with “Window,” a program The performance features CHAMBER MUSIC inspired by St. Louis-specific a quartet of guest soloists SOCIETY OF ST. LOUIS architecture and a melody (soprano Emily Birsan, An ensemble of some of from Uzbekistan. The first mezzo-soprano Alice Anne St. Louis’ finest musicians work is Kristin Kuster’s “Ando: Light, tenor Gene Stenger — including soprano Miran and bass David Rugger) with Halen, violins Andrea Jarrett light against shade,” a sonic exploration of the work of the Bach Society Chorus and and Kyle Lombard, viola architect Tadao Ando, who Orchestra; artistic director A. Chris Tantillo, cello James designed the Pulitzer Arts Dennis Sparger conducts. Czyzewski, bass flute Jennifer Foundation building. Aram Nitchman, piano Kelly WHEN 3 p.m. Oct. 27 • WHERE Khachaturian’s Trio for
Clarinet, Violin, and Piano makes imaginative use of rhythms and melodies of his homeland, while Haydn’s Trio No. 2, Op. 100 for Flute, Violin and Cello brings listeners to a more familiar world. The program concludes with the world premiere of a new work by St. Louis composer and Webster University professor David Werfelmann. WHEN 7:30 p.m. Sept. 7 • WHERE 560 Music Center, 560 Trinity Avenue • HOW MUCH $18 in advance, $25 at the door, $5 for students • MORE INFO 314-401-0450; chamberprojectstl.org
MASTERWORKS CHORALE The Masterworks Chorale launches its 46th season with a program of a cappella music, including the Mass in G minor by Ralph Vaughan Williams. The Chorale is a bistate organization; the concert will be performed at one venue in West County and one in O’Fallon, Ill. Artistic director Stephen Mager conducts.
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ST. LOUIS CHAMBER CHORUS The theme of the 64th season of the St. Louis Chamber Chorus is “Altered States,” a follow-up to last year’s “States of Being.” Concert I is titled “Swimming Over London”; it’s to be held at the Masonic Prince Hall Grand Lodge, Barnes in a space that once held a swimming pool. The repertoire ranges from part songs by Frederick Delius and Samuel Barber to lieder by Brahms and Silcher. A new work from Melissa Dunphy, “Waves of Gallipoli,” grieves the dead of World War I; the concert’s title is taken from a 2010 surreal song by British composer Bob Chilcott. WHEN 3 p.m. Oct. 6 • WHERE Masonic Prince Hall Grand Lodge, 4525 Olive Street • HOW MUCH $30 • MORE INFO 636-458-4343; chamberchorus.org
ST. LOUIS CLASSICAL GUITAR To kick off the season, which focuses on female artists, St. Louis Classical Guitar will present the first woman in the world to be awarded a doctorate in guitar performance. Iranian-born Lily Afshar is celebrated for more than that, of course. Her program features tuneful Persian and Azerbaijani ballads.
The next weekend, the new music director leads the St. Louis Symphony Chorus and Orchestra in Gustav Mahler’s great Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection,” with soprano Joélle Harvey and mezzosoprano Kelley O’Connor as soloists. There are other conductors coming this season, of course, including Edo de Waart leading Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 on Oct. 4 and 5, with virtuoso pianist Joyce Yang making her SLSO debut; on Oct. 12 and 13, conductor laureate Leonard Slatkin Slatkin continues the celebration of his 50-years-and-counting appearances with the orchestra in performances of “Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s Life)” by Richard Strauss and principal oboe Jelena Dirks as soloist in Mozart’s Oboe Concerto, K. 314. Of course, there are also movie nights, family concerts and pops tributes throughout the season, as well as hundreds of free community events. Check the SLSO’s website for more information. Don’t forget that the orchestra offers a shuttle from West County for Friday morning coffee concerts. Call 314-534-1700 or visit slso.org/shuttle to learn more. WHEN Season 140 opens Sept. 21 • WHERE Powell Symphony Hall, 718 North Grand Boulevard • HOW MUCH $15-$90 • MORE INFO 314-534-1700; slso.org
TOWN & COUNTRY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA WHEN 8 p.m. Oct. 5 • WHERE Ethi- The Town & Country cal Society, 9001 Clayton Road • Symphony Orchestra opens its 2019-20 season Sept. HOW MUCH $28 • MORE INFO 3148 with a concert titled 567-5566; guitarstlouis.net “Rachmaninoff, Brahms, ST. LOUIS SYMPHONY and Fauré.” Chiann-Yi ORCHESTRA Yawitz is the soloist in It’s official: Stéphane Denève the Rachmaninoff Piano takes the podium as music Concerto No. 3. The program director of the St. Louis also includes the Brahms Symphony Orchestra. His “Tragic” Overture and first concert in that position Fauré’s suite “Pelléas et is to be the annual Forest Mélisande.” Music director Park concert at 7 p.m. Sept. David Lowell Peek conducts. 12 on Art Hill. Denève and WHEN 2:30 p.m. Sept. 8 • WHERE the SLSO will be joined Ridgway Auditorium, The Prinby the In Unison Chorus, cipia, 13201 Clayton Road • HOW directed by Kevin McBeth, in MUCH Free • MORE INFO 314-330a program that’s heavy on 3457; tcsomo.org American music, including music with serious local WINTER OPERA ties, a sprinkling of music ST. LOUIS from Denève’s native France Winter Opera St. Louis and Tchaikovsky’s “1812” will launch its lucky 13th Overture. The evening will season Nov. 8 with Gilbert end with John Philip Sousa’s & Sullivan’s paradoxical, “The Stars and Stripes tuneful and very funny Forever.” That weekend, Savoy Opera “The Pirates the fare will be “Music of of Penzance.” You never John Williams,” again led by knew just how problematic Denève. a Feb. 29 birthday could be; fortunately, true love will The regular subscription triumph over all. season opens Sept. 21 at WHEN 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8, 3 p.m. Powell Symphony Hall with Nov. 10 • WHERE Skip Viragh Cen“Bienvenue Stéphane.” ter for the Arts, 425 South LindOn the program are the bergh Boulevard • HOW MUCH world premiere of a work $35-$55 ($10 for students Nov. commissioned by the SLSO 8) • MORE INFO 314-865-0038; in Denève’s honor, Debussy’s winteroperastl.org “La Mer,” the Ravel Piano Concerto in G, with soloist Sarah Bryan Miller • 314-340-8249 Jean-Yves Thibaudet and Classical music critic Gershwin’s “An American in @sbmillermusic on Twitter Paris,” among others. email@example.com
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Iconic plays and new favorites on stages big and small BY CALVIN WILSON
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
High-proﬁle plays by Tony Kushner and Neil Simon, an adaptation of an Oscar-winning comedy and a dance concert in tribute to a legendary pop singer are among the theater and dance offerings this fall.
THE BIG MUDDY DANCE COMPANY “A Christmas Carol” (Nov. 14-15; $25-$35) will add choreographic moves to the heartwarming Dickens tale that has become a holiday favorite.
Dixie brings her Tupperware party to the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza.
WHERE Edison Theatre at Washington University, 6465 Forsyth Boulevard • MORE INFO thebigmuddydanceco.org
THE BLACK REP Themes of economic and racial injustice are addressed in the musical “Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope” (Sept. 4-22; $15-$50). The score encompasses gospel, jazz, soul and calypso.
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From left: Ben Levi Ross, Aaron Lazar, Christiane Noll and Maggie McKenna in the national touring company production of “Dear Evan Hansen,” coming to the Fox Theatre in October.
WHERE Edison Theatre at Washington University, 6465 Forsyth Boulevard • MORE INFO 314-534-3807; theblackrep.org
DANCE ST. LOUIS “An Evening of Ballet Stars 2” is the sequel to last year’s popular Dance St. Louis presentation (Sept. 28; $55). The program will once again feature some of the nation’s leading dancers.
A scene from the Variety Theatre production of Disney’s “Mary Poppins” in 2015.
Adiarys Almeida will perform at Dance St. Louis’ “An Evening of Ballet Stars 2.” WHERE 527 North Grand Boulevard • MORE INFO 314-534-1111; metrotix.com
WHERE Edison Theatre at Washington University, 6465 Forsyth Boulevard • MORE INFO dancestlouis.org
INSIGHT THEATRE COMPANY The company presents “Shakespeare in Love” (Aug. 29-Sept. 15; $20-$40), a stage FOX THEATRE adaptation of the OscarThe showcase for touring A scene from the national tour of “A Night With Janis Joplin.” winning 1998 film involving musicals continues apace the world’s most famous with the recent Tony-winning playwright. WHERE Blanche M. Touhill revival of “Hello, Dolly!” History Museum (Oct. 12-13) (Oct. 1-13; $24-$89); the WHERE The Grandel, 3610 Grandel Performing Arts Center, University and Central Library (Nov. of Missouri-St. Louis, 8001 Natural 9). At Metro’s Grand Center Square • MORE INFO 314-534-1111; musical comedy “Escape to Bridge Road • MORE INFO touhill. metrotix.com Margaritaville” (Oct. 18-20; home, the Grandel, it presents org $29-$95), featuring original a “live radio theater” version music and Jimmy Buffett of the holiday classic “It’s a MADCO, MADCO 2 earworms; the poignant Wonderful Life” (Nov. 17-Dec. METRO THEATER MADCO 2 returns to the “Dear Evan Hansen” (Oct. 15). COMPANY stage with its fall concert 22-Nov. 3; $39-$150), The troupe staging theater (Oct. 19-20; prices to be WHERE The Grandel, 3610 Grandel about a lie that takes on announced). And the original for young audiences takes its Square • MORE INFO metroplays. a life of its own; and the production of “The Girl Who MADCO presents a program com dance-percussion sensation called “Wallstories” (Nov. 8-9; Swallowed a Cactus on the “Stomp” (Nov. 15-17; $25-$82). $15-$30). road for shows at the Missouri THE MIDNIGHT COMPANY “A Model for Matisse” (Sept. 12-21; $20) tells the story of the esteemed painter and the muse who inspired him to create one of his greatest works. Midnight artistic director Joe Hanrahan wrote the script with Barbara F. Freed, director of the 2003 documentary “A Model for Matisse.” Hanrahan stars with Rachel Hanks. WHERE .ZACK, 3224 Locust Street • MORE INFO 314-534-1111; metrotix. com
NEW JEWISH THEATRE The season begins with Neil Simon’s semiautobiographical and critically lauded “Brighton Beach Memoirs” (Oct. 10-27; $45-$49), the first in the playwright’s Eugene trilogy.
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WHERE The Monocle, 4510 Manchester Avenue • MORE INFO theqcollective.theater
REPERTORY THEATRE OF ST. LOUIS Programmed by new artistic director Hana S. Sharif, fall offerings include “Angels in America” (Sept. 4-Oct. 6; $20-$97.50), playwright Tony Kushner’s two-part classic that centers on the AIDS epidemic; the new comedydrama “The Lifespan of a Fact” (Oct. 16-Nov. 10; $20$94.50), based on a true story about a teen suicide; and the world premiere of the horror comedy “Feeding Beatrice” (Oct. 30-Nov. 17; $46-$71). And the Rep’s Imaginary Theater Company will present two performances of “The Ant and the Grasshopper” (Nov. 23; $10). WHERE Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts, 130 Edgar Road, Webster Groves • MORE INFO 314-968-4925; repstl.org
ST. LOUIS ACTORS’ STUDIO “Fifty Words” (Sept. 20-Oct. 6; $30-$35) is a portrait of a married couple coming to grips with the virtues and evasions of their relationship. St. Louis native Norbert Leo Butz starred in the offBroadway production.
WHERE Wool Studio Theatre, Jewish Community Center, 2 Millstone Campus Drive • MORE INFO newjewWHERE Gaslight Theater, 358 ishtheatre.org North Boyle Avenue • MORE INFO ticketmaster.com
NEW LINE THEATRE Inspired by the 1990 musical comedy film starring Johnny Depp and directed by John Waters, “Cry-Baby” is a perfect fit for the satirical and high-spirited New Line approach (Sept. 26-Oct. 19; $20-$30). The troupe also staged the 1950s-set rockabilly musical in 2012.
WHERE The Marcelle, 3310 Samuel Shepard Drive • MORE INFO 314-534-1111; metrotix.com
Members of the MADCO 2 dance company perform in a free outdoor concert called Dine on Dance last year at Strauss Park in Grand Center. reservations recommended) is a Shakespeare in the Streets program based on Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” that aims to bridge the urban-rural divide. Audience members will be physically transported, from the corner of Page and Ferguson avenues in Pagedale for Act 1, to the edge of the Mississippi River in southern Calhoun County for Act 2. WHERE Page and Ferguson avenues, Pagedale • MORE INFO sfstl.com
STAGES ST. LOUIS “Man of La Mancha” (Sept. 6-Oct. 6; $25-$65) takes its cues from the adventures of Don Quixote with a score that includes “The Impossible Dream,” which has become a pop standard. WHERE Robert G. Reim Theatre, Kirkwood Community Center, 111 South Geyer Road, Kirkwood • MORE INFO stagestlouis.org
STIFEL THEATRE The Stifel Broadway Series gets started with “A Night With Janis Joplin” (Oct. 8-9; $35-$135), a jukebox musical that explores the life and music of the fiery performer and rock legend. WHERE 1400 Market Street • MORE INFO stifeltheatre.com
ST. LOUIS BALLET The company presents Twyla Tharp’s tribute to Ol’ Blue Eyes, “Nine Sinatra Songs” (Oct. 4-6; $25-$69). WHERE Touhill Performing Arts Center, University of Missouri-St. Louis, 8001 Natural Bridge Road • MORE INFO touhill.org
ST. LOUIS SHAKESPEARE Hitchcock fans won’t want to miss “The 39 Steps” (Aug. PLAYHOUSE @ 30-Sept. 7; $15-$20), a parody WESTPORT PLAZA of his classic film in which The venue specializing in four actors play more than spoofs and light comedies 100 characters. And “The presents a selection of touring Merchant of Venice” (Nov. 1-9; shows: “ABBAFAB: The $15-$20) is among the Bard’s Premiere ABBA Experience” greatest hits. (Sept. 19-22; $60), “December WHERE Tower Grove Baptist ’63: Original Jersey Boys Church, 4257 Magnolia Avenue • Tribute” (Oct. 18-20; $68), MORE INFO stlshakespeare.org “Rockin’ Chair Live!” (Oct. 25-26; $20) and “Dixie’s Tupperware Party” (Oct. SATE 29-Nov. 24; $50-$60). The company (also known as Slightly Askew Theatre WHERE 635 West Port Plaza • MORE Ensemble) presents “The INFO314-534-1111; metrotix.com Women of Lockerbie” (Nov. 6-23; prices to be announced), THE Q COLLECTIVE a fact-based drama about the “The Coming Out Play aftermath of a plane crash. Festival” (Oct. 17-20; ticket WHERE The Chapel, 6238 prices to be announced) Alexander Drive • MORE INFO showcases new works about slightlyoff.org the process of coming out. The Q Collective produces theater that explores gender, SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL ST. LOUIS sexuality and romance, with emphasis on work by St. Louis “Love at the River’s Edge” (Sept. 13-14; free but playwrights and composers.
STRAY DOG THEATRE Stray Dog presents “The Who’s Tommy” (Oct. 10-26; $25-$30), the rock musical based on the band’s 1969 album that includes the song “Pinball Wizard.” The troupe last staged “Tommy” in 2010. WHERE Tower Grove Abbey, 2336 Tennessee Avenue • MORE INFO straydogtheatre.org
UPSTREAM THEATER In “The Agitators” (Sept. 27-Oct. 13; $25-$35), the focus is on social activists Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony and their friendship. WHERE Kranzberg Arts Center, 501 North Grand Boulevard • MORE INFO 314-534-1111; metrotix.com
VARIETY THEATRE You’ll believe a nanny can fly, with the help of an umbrella, when you see “Mary Poppins” (Oct. 18-27; $18-$50), an adaptation of Disney’s 1964 musical film. Variety’s productions include professional actors and a cast of differently abled children, under the direction of Tony nominee Lara Teeter. WHERE Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center, University of Missouri-St. Louis, 8001 Natural Bridge Road • MORE INFO varietystl.org
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Family-friendly acts will thrill from the stage — and ice MUCH $39-$260 • MORE INFO ticketmaster.com
BY VALERIE SCHREMP HAHN
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Sometimes, it’s worth it to dazzle the kids with something onstage — or even on ice. Consider snatching tickets to these family-friendly events.
WHEN Sept. 6-8 • WHERE Chaifetz Arena, 1 South
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“Disney on Ice: Worlds of Enchantment” Compton Avenue • HOW MUCH $15 and up • MORE INFO ticketmaster.com
JOJO SIWA Nickelodeon and YouTube star JoJo Siwa brings her sparkles, giant hair bows and side ponytail to the
stage for her first major concert tour. Her fans, known as Siwanatorz, will also hear from special guests the Belles. WHEN 7 p.m. Sept. 22 • WHERE Chaifetz Arena, 1 South Compton Avenue •
Nickelodeon and YouTube star JoJo Siwa HOW MUCH $39.50-$69.50 • MORE INFO ticketmaster. com
NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON: ‘LETTERS FROM AN ASTROPHYSICIST’ Astrophysicist, author and host Neil deGrasse
REDISCOVERING BENJAMIN RUSH THURSDAY SEPT 12
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Tyson selected 100 letters from people around Tyson the world who reached out with questions about
WHEN 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24 • WHERE Family Arena, science, philosophy 2002 Arena Parkway, St. and life. This show Charles • HOW MUCH $38gives audiences a newly $58; $10 for parking • MORE INFO 314-534-1111; personal dimension metrotix.com of his quest for
understanding. Valerie Schremp Hahn 314-340-8246 @valeriehahn on Twitter firstname.lastname@example.org
WHEN 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17 • WHERE Stifel Theatre, 1400 Market Street • HOW
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‘DISNEY ON ICE: WORLDS OF ENCHANTMENT’ Join your friends from “Frozen,” “Toy Story,” “The Little Mermaid” and “Cars” as they swim, race and skate across the ice. Even skeptical grown-ups will be impressed: It’s not easy skating in a two-person moose costume, and these performers will show you how it’s done.
‘THE PRICE IS RIGHT LIVE’ Come on down and get your chance to spin the big wheel (or even play Plinko or Cliffhangers) in a live version of the “The Price Is Right.” To get a chance to play, you must register up to three hours before the show begins. You could win appliances, vacations or even a new car!
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Kemper Museum exhibition highlights fall art offerings BY JANE HENDERSON
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
A museum expansion is on schedule to debut next month. At least most of it is. “We are in the process of installing the entire building right now,” says Sabine Eckmann, director of the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum at Washington University. “It’s very exciting.” She had, however, just learned that construction in the building’s basement won’t be finished by Sept. 28. But that won’t affect the big splash when the museum reopens with a groundbreaking exhibition by Chinese exile Ai Weiwei. It’s Ai’s first major show in the Midwest, the artist told her. The three-year project is conceived around a thematic framework, not just new art, and its opening coincides with the museum’s. New fall exhibitions will also open throughout the city, from Rembrandt in Forest Park to African instruments near Grand Avenue. An installation by Ai Weiwei at the Mildred Lane Kemper Museum.
AI WEIWEI: ‘BARE LIFE’ Concerned with human rights and displaced people, Chinese dissident artist and activist Ai Weiwei brings both well-known works and others never exhibited before in the United States. More than 35 pieces include sculpture, photographs and films. One arched sculpture uses 720 Forever bicycles, a Chinese brand; another artwork includes tear gas cans used by police against refugees. Ai will be part of a free question-andanswer session Sept. 26 at the Edison Theatre (tickets required). WHEN Sept. 28-Jan. 5 • WHERE Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, 1 Brookings Drive • HOW MUCH Free • MORE INFO 314-935-4523; kemperartmuseum.wustl.edu
BEA NETTLES: ‘A HARVEST OF MEMORY’ Mixed-media photography exhibition includes textured works in this large-scale retrospective of the artist’s 50-year career. A 200-page catalog will accompany the exhibition, co-organized by the George Eastman Museum. Artist talk is 10:30 a.m. Oct. 4. Other exhibits this fall at the Sheldon include Kristen Peterson, “Visual Delights: Photographs and Altered Books”; fiber art and fashion in connection with the citywide “Innovations in Textiles”; and African instruments in “St. Louis, a Musical Gateway: Africa.” WHEN Oct. 4-Dec. 28 • WHERE Sheldon Concert Hall & Art Galleries, 3648 Washington
Boulevard • HOW MUCH Free • MORE INFO 314-533-9900; thesheldon.org
BETHANY COLLINS: ‘CHORUS’ Bethany Collins’ multidisciplinary works use paper objects such as dictionaries and ads and takes inspiration from the duality of language. One work, “A Pattern or Practice,” creates blindembossed prints of the Department of Justice’s report on the Ferguson police department. Collins will give an artist talk at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 7. WHEN Sept. 6-Dec. 29 • WHERE Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, 3750 Washington Boulevard • HOW MUCH Free • MORE INFO 314-535-4660; camstl.org COURTESY OF THE ARTIST
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“Portrait of Aeltje Uylenburgh,” 1632, by Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn, part of “Dutch Painting in the Age of Rembrandt” at St. Louis Art Museum.
‘DUTCH PAINTING IN THE AGE OF REMBRANDT FROM THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON’ A survey of the Dutch Golden Age with portraits, Artist Bethany Collins, whose work will be on display at the Contemporary Art Museum. landscapes and still lifes. Celebrated 17th-century painters include Rembrandt van Rijin and Frans Hals in this exhibition of works from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
PHOTO BY CHRIS EDWARD
SUSAN PHILIPSZ: ‘SEVEN TEARS’ The Turner Prize-winning artist uses sound installations that interact with specific places and contexts. She has created one for the Pulitzer that will be in the water court and feature the artist singing a 17th-century lament. Other works will be installed in galleries.
WHEN Oct. 20-Jan. 12 • WHERE St. Louis Art Museum, 1 Fine Arts Drive, Forest Park • HOW MUCH $6-$15; free for members, children under 5 and for all on Fridays • MORE INFO 314-7210072; slam.org
INNOVATIONS IN TEXTILES STL More than 45 galleries and organizations participate in a show of textiles, fashion and fiber art, involving such things as quilting, felting, lace and much more. WHEN Through November • WHERE Various regional galleries, organizations and museums • HOW MUCH Most are free • MORE INFO innovationsintextilesstl.org
MARGARET KELLER: ‘BOTANICA ABSENTIA’ Commemorating “extinct” trees is Keller’s fictive memorial using things like laser-cut Plexiglas to create a limb of flora devastated by climate change. Collins talks about her work at 7:15 p.m. Sept. 6.
WHEN Sept. 6-Feb. 2 • WHERE Pulitzer Arts Foundation, 3716 Washington Boulevard • HOW MUCH Free • MORE INFO 314-754-1850; pulitzerarts.org COURTESY OF THE ARTIST
“Wondrous Journey,” handembroidered, painted fabric by Cindy Bell Neville, will be on display at Bluebird Park in Ellisville Oct. 4-Nov. 1 as part of Innovations in Textiles 2019.
ZARINA: ‘ATLAS OF HER WORLD’
About 30 prints, sculptures and collages from the 1960s PHOTO BY JOSHUA WHITE to the present will be shown An installation by Ai Weiwei at the Mildred Lane Kemper Museum at Washington University. alongside other artworks and objects that have served as Ollie and his wife, Monique WHEN Sept. 6-Dec. 29 • WHERE WHEN Sept. 17-March 8 • WHERE touchstones for the artist. Contemporary Art Museum St. St. Louis Art Museum, 1 Fine McRipley Ollie. Of artists Louis, 3750 Washington Boulealso brings installations Zarina, born in India, uses such as Stanley Whitney, Sam Arts Drive, Forest Park • HOW vard • HOW MUCH Free • MORE INFO Gilliam and others, Brent R. MUCH Free • MORE INFO 314-721with objects and images abstraction and minimalism 314-535-4660; camstl.org related to colonization and “together with an ongoing Benjamin, museum director, 0072; slam.org reproduced Hollywood flags engagement with themes has said their “profound representing “rogue states.” of memory, place and loss.” ‘THE SHAPE OF STEPHANIE SYJUCO: contributions in this mode The artist will give a talk at 11 Pieces include cast paper, ABSTRACTION: ‘ROGUE STATES’ of expression have begun to a.m. Sept. 7 at the museum. woodcuts and cut paper. SELECTIONS FROM THE receive greater recognition.” A new installation for CAM OLLIE COLLECTION’ evokes the re-created The Thelma and Bert Ollie WHEN Sept. 6-Dec. 29 • WHERE WHEN Sept. 6-Feb. 2 • WHERE Puvillages with native Forty abstract paintings, Memorial Collection was Contemporary Art Museum St. litzer Arts Foundation, 3716 inhabitants of the 1904 drawings and prints by black named in honor of Ronald Louis, 3750 Washington BouWashington Boulevard • HOW World’s Fair. Syjuco, who artists are part of a 2017 gift Ollie’s parents, who lived in levard • HOW MUCH Free • MORE MUCH Free • MORE INFO was born in the Philippines, by collector Ronald Maurice INFO 314-535-4660; camstl.org 314-754-1850; pulitzerarts.org St. Louis.
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and more focus. It’s been fantastic for me.”
says the convenience of drops makes the price tag well worth it.
Angela Zimmerly suffered with yearround allergies for years. She tried allergy shots, but the inconvenience of taking time off work to drive to her doctor’s office twice a week became too much.
Like Zimmerly, millions of Americans experience allergy symptoms such as itchy eyes, sneezing and runny noses. Over-the-counter medications work for many, but for others who suffer with allergies more than two seasons a year, it makes sense to try another line of attack, says Dr. Joshua Hentzelman, a SLUCare otolaryngologist (ENT) who sees patients at the Doctors Office Building near SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital and at SLUCare Otolaryngology West County at 555 N. New Ballas Road.
Dr. Hentzelman says the cost for most of his patients works out to be about $100 a month over the course of treatment, which typically lasts three to five years.
She ended up stopping the treatment and enduring constant allergy symptoms. “Grasses, pollens, mold, leaves, trees, dust, mites — I’m basically allergic to all of it,” she said. “I was always blowing my nose, always coughing. I couldn’t get a good night’s sleep. It got to the point where I was so exhausted all the time and I had sinus infection after sinus infection.” That’s when she learned there was an easier way to get relief: sublingual allergy drops — a liquid alternative to injections. Now, she simply places six drops of a custom-blended allergen mixture under her tongue each morning. The needle-free option has been a lifesaver, Zimmerly says. “My quality of life has changed drastically. I’m able to breathe and get a really good night’s sleep so I have more energy
AN AT-HOME TREATMENT OPTION Like shots, allergy drops work to desensitize a patient to the specific allergens that cause them trouble and help them build immunity over time. And the best part is the drops can be administered at home. “It’s so easy,” Zimmerly says. “It doesn’t taste bad. It tastes lightly sweet. I hold three drops under my tongue for one minute, take a small sip of water, and then take the second set. Then I’m off starting my day.” Though her insurance provider doesn’t cover the cost, Zimmerly
“If you look at the overall burden of the problem and what people are spending on other medicines, this [treatment] can be cost-effective,” he said. As with allergy shots, patients undergo allergy testing in the clinic first. “We tailor the treatment to the person so they’re getting the best response,” Dr. Hentzelman says. For instance, if a patient has reactions to ragweed, mold and cat dander, allergy shots or drops will be custom blended for those specific allergens. The possibility of an adverse reaction to the allergens is lower in drops than in shots, Dr. Hentzelman says. Still, the first couple of doses are administered in the office so that patients can be monitored. Zimmerly still goes in for her annual checkup, but throughout the remainder of the year, the SLUCare staff mails the drops directly to her, adjusting the mixture as the seasons change for optimal coverage.
For more information about Dr. Hentzelman and other SLUCare ear, nose and throat specialists treating allergies, go to slucare.edu/ent-allergy.
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Plenty of fun for foodies, families and fans of fine art BY VALERIE SCHREMP HAHN AND DANIELLE DRAKE-FLAM | St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Fall in St. Louis means you can finally enjoy an outdoor event without sweating your weight in hand-squeezed lemonade — maybe. But you can buy a bag of kettle corn and a cup of pumpkin-spiced whatever and hope for the best while you peruse fine art, sample beer and local eats, and otherwise enjoy the shorter, crisper days. (For events happening this weekend, check out our Summer Fun Guide at stltoday.com/summerfun.) WHEN Noon-midnight Sept. 27, 11 a.m.-midnight Sept. 28, noon-7 p.m. Sept. 29 • WHERE Urban Chestnut Midtown Brewery and Biergarten, 3229 Washington Boulevard • HOW MUCH Free • MORE INFO oktoberfeststl.com
AFFTON COMMUNITY DAYS PARADE The community of Affton is in a charitable spirit this summer with its “Affton Gives Back”-themed parade. Participants are encouraged to decorate their entries with nonperishable food and other items that will be donated to local organizations. The parade starts at Affton High School, travels south on Mackenzie Road and ends at Bayless Elementary School. The festival will not be held this year. WHEN 10 a.m. Sept. 21 • WHERE Affton High School, 8309 MacKenzie Road • HOW MUCH Free • MORE INFO 314-631-3100; afftonchamber.com
AUGUSTA’S HARVEST FESTIVAL Augusta’s Harvest Festival begins Friday with the ever-popular “Swingin’ in the Vines” concert and picnic at a private estate called Honey Bee Vineyard. The celebration continues in town on Saturday with a harvest parade at 10 a.m., followed by a pie contest, children’s pony rides, a square dance and more.
Q IN THE LOU Get your fill of barbecue at the fifth annual Q in the Lou festival, where some of the country’s top pitmasters will be smoking more than 18,000 pounds of meat. Go to barbecue school, sip wine and chow down to live music.
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ART FAIR Browse (and buy) the works of about 100 juried artists, create WHEN 6 p.m. Sept. 20, art in the children’s 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 21 • WHERE Augusta • HOW MUCH section, and sample locally made food and Free • MORE INFO 636-2284005; augusta-chamber.org drinks. There will also be live entertainment in the bandstand from BELLEVILLE dance groups, choirs and OKTOBERFEST German heritage comes musicians. to life with Belleville WHEN 6-10 p.m. Sept. 27, Oktoberfest. Take part in 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sept. 28, 11 a cornhole tournament, a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 29 • WHERE cheer at the wiener City Park, Edwardsville dog races, admire the • HOW MUCH Free • MORE INFO 618-655-0337; sweet rides in the car edwardsvilleartscenter.com show, and enjoy live entertainment and FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL German cuisine. AT THORNHILL WHEN 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sept. Get to know Missouri’s 20-21 • WHERE Belleville second governor, Public Square • HOW MUCH Frederick Bates, while Free • MORE INFO 618-4443802; bellevilleoktoberfest. enjoying period crafts, a militia muster and a com chance to learn about the BEST OF MISSOURI state’s early history. This is the bicentennial of the MARKET home, called Thornhill. More than 120 booths The estate contains 14 will offer handcrafted other historic structures items, food, jewelry, fresh and dried flowers, moved from different parts of St. Louis County. wooden toys and more at the Best of Missouri WHEN 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. Market. There also will 28-29 • WHERE Faust Park, be live music and an 15185 Olive Boulevard, Chesterfield • HOW MUCH $5 • area with crafts and MORE INFO 314-615-8826; activities for children.
WHEN Noon-8 p.m. Oct. 4, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 5-6 (members’ hours are 8-9 a.m. Oct. 5) • WHERE Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Boulevard • HOW MUCH $5$16 • MORE INFO 314-5775100; missouribotanicalgarden.org
BREW IN THE LOU This event shows off St. Louis’ best beer, wine, spirits, coffee and eats with more than 100 vendors, almost half of which are local and regional craft brewers. Proceeds benefit the Lutheran Elementary School Association’s 35 member schools, which serve 7,800 students. There also will be craft vendors, a homebrew competition, a bratwurst and chili contest, and special food exhibits. WHEN 1-5 p.m. Oct. 12 • WHERE Francis Park, Eichelberger Street and Donovan Avenue • HOW MUCH $40 in advance, $50 the day of the event • MORE INFO 314-200-0797; lesastl. org
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Members of the Navy Junior ROTC color guard march The annual St. Louis Art Fair in downtown Clayton during the Columbus Day Parade in 2013 on the Hill. is a juried showcase of 180 visual artists selling works ranging from painting and photography to WHEN 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Oct. 19 jewelry and sculpture. EDWARDSVILLE
FESTIFALL Celebrate fall by browsing unique goods, listening to live music, enjoying food and letting the little ones take part in an extensive kid zone. WHEN 1-6 p.m. Oct. 6 • WHERE Metter Park, 124 South Metter Avenue, Columbia, Ill. • HOW MUCH Free • MORE INFO columbiaillinois.com
FLORISSANT OLD TOWN FALL FESTIVAL The Florissant Old Town Fall Festival will include pumpkin decorating, a chili cook-off, live entertainment, Fido Follies, children’s activities, a large flower show and competition, food booths, a craft fair and more. A benefit car show will also be hosted by the Florissant Police Welfare Association.
• WHERE Highland Square, 1115 Broadway, Highland • HOW MUCH Free • MORE INFO highlandillinois.com/events. html
GREAT FOREST PARK BALLOON GLOW AND RACE Celebrate 47 years of the world’s oldest and most well-attended free hot-air balloon event, which returns this year to Forest Park’s renovated Central Fields. Enjoy food and activities on the grounds, or pack your own picnic to eat while you watch the action.
and participate in games in the Kreative Kids Korner. WHEN 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 21 • WHERE Downtown Highland • HOW MUCH Free • MORE INFO 618654-3721; facebook.com/ highlandstreetartfest
HOMESTEAD HARVEST DAYS Celebrating its 32nd year, Homestead Harvest Days provide the opportunity to visit the home of Louis Latzer, known as “the father of Pet Milk,” and WHEN 5-9 p.m. with fireworks at 9:15 p.m. Sept. celebrate and learn 20; race events start at about America’s farming noon Sept. 21, with “hare” history. Watch parades launch at 4:30 p.m. • WHERE of farming equipment, Central Fields, Forest Park • see living history HOW MUCH Free • MORE INFO greatforestparkballoonrace. groups, take pony rides, enjoy live music and com food, and tour a 30-foot GREATER ST. LOUIS diorama that shows how HISPANIC FESTIVAL Pet Milk is made. The Parade of Power will Billed as the largest take place at 3:30 p.m. Hispanic celebration in Saturday and Sunday. the St. Louis area, the Greater St. Louis Hispanic WHEN 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. Festival fills Soulard 6, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. Market Park with live 7-8 • WHERE Latzer Homemusic, folkloric dancers, stead, 1464 Old Trenton food, crafts, an exotic Road, Highland • HOW MUCH petting zoo and more. $5, free for children 12 and under; $10 for three days Watch for the Low Rider Car Cruise at 1 p.m. Sept. • MORE INFO highlandilhistory.org/harvestdays.html 22. WHEN 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sept. 20-21, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sept. 22 • WHERE Soulard Market Park, Seventh Street and Lafayette Avenue • HOW MUCH Free • MORE INFO hispanicfestivalstl.com
GROVE FEST Live music, crafts, a children’s area and more are in store at this eclectic street festival, celebrating its 14th year. Be sure to add your own brushstrokes to the outdoor paint-bynumbers mural, a Grove Fest tradition. WHEN 2-11 p.m. Oct. 5 • WHERE Manchester Avenue in the Grove • HOW MUCH Free • MORE INFO thegrovestl.com/grove-fest
HOP IN THE CITY BEER FESTIVAL Listen to live music while sampling food and more than 40 different Schlafly beers at the St. Louis Brewery’s annual Hop in the City Beer Festival at its downtown Tap Room. WHEN 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 14 • WHERE Schlafly Tap Room, 2100 Locust Street • HOW MUCH $35 in advance, $45 the day of the event • MORE INFO schlafly.com/ events
ITALIAN FEST Toss a bocce ball, stomp grapes and participate in a 5K run at this familyfriendly celebration in Collinsville, celebrating its 36th year. This year’s Italian exhibition extends across the ocean and highlights Pellegrino Artusi, the “father of Italian cuisine.” The parade is at 4 p.m. Sept. 21.
HAZELWOOD HARVESTFEST Enjoy horseshoe tournaments, obstacle courses and slides, bingo and more at this family-friendly event in Howdershell Park. The Charles Glenn Group performs from 2 to 6 p.m. WHEN Sept. 20-21 • WHERE
WHEN 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 26-27 • WHERE Kimmswick • HOW MUCH Free • MORE INFO 636-464-7407; gokimmswick.com
KIRKWOOD GREENTREE FESTIVAL This family-oriented Kirkwood festival includes food, live music and a kids’ area. There is also a wine garden, a dog show, a car show, and vendors selling arts and crafts. The parade kicks off at 10 a.m. Saturday. WHEN 5-10 p.m. Sept. 13, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 14, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 15 • WHERE Kirkwood Park, 111 South Geyer Road, Kirkwood • HOW MUCH Free • MORE INFO greentreefestival.com
WHEN 4-9 p.m. Sept. 27, 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Sept. 28, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 29 • WHERE Kiener Plaza, 500 Chestnut Street • HOW MUCH Free • MORE INFO qinthelou. com
ST. LOUIS ART FAIR The annual St. Louis Art Fair in downtown Clayton is a juried showcase of 180 visual artists selling works ranging from painting and photography to jewelry and sculpture. The fair features live entertainment on three stages, plus hands-on activities for kids and food and drinks from a dozen area restaurants.
MOSAICS FINE ART FESTIVAL The 25th annual festival features works by nearly 100 artists from across the country. In addition to the art available for sale, enjoy live performances, a children’s village and more. MOSAICS provides art, education and community involvement opportunities within St. Charles. WHEN 4-9 p.m. Sept. 13, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sept. 14, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 15 • WHERE North Main Street, St. Charles • HOW MUCH Free • MORE INFO stcharlesmosaics.org
OKTOBERFEST WHEN 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 13 ST. LOUIS AT • WHERE Rue St. Francois, URBAN CHESTNUT Florissant • HOW MUCH Enjoy Urban Chestnut’s Free • MORE INFO 314-837ITALIAN HERITAGE 0033; florissantoldtown. ninth annual MunichUptown Collinsvillle • HOW WHEN 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 14 FESTA AND style celebration, which MUCH Free • MORE INFO com/annual-events/ • WHERE Howdershell Park, PARADE features a lineup of italianfest.net florissant-fall-festival Hazelwood • HOW MUCH Free Celebrate Italian German and polka music • MORE INFO hazelwoodmo. heritage with this KIMMSWICK on two stages as well FLUGEL FEST org celebration, formerly APPLE BUTTER as performances by What’s a flugel? It’s known as the Columbus the German word for Circus Flora artists. The HIGHLAND STREET FESTIVAL Day Parade. The march Come for the apple wing, and the square festival will run along ART FEST ON THE starts at 12:30 p.m. and in downtown Highland butter, of course, but Washington Boulevard SQUARE winds through the Hill stay for the unique will celebrate them at beginning at Urban Buy artwork by local neighborhood. It ends shops, restaurants, live Chestnut and extend this inaugural festival. artists, watch as the at Berra Park, where music and offerings The day will feature west to the Circus Flora pavement becomes a the party continues with live music, vendors, a from hundreds of Big Top. Food trucks canvas for chalk and food, music and games. wing-eating contest and create a work of art of vendors. Organizers and carnival food will gather at dawn each day be available; Sunday wing tasting, and more. your own. Grown-ups WHEN 12:30-6 p.m. Oct. 7 • of the festival to peel the will include children’s can sample beer at the WHERE The Hill • HOW MUCH Proceeds benefit the activities and dogFree • MORE INFO facebook. improvement of the town tasting festival, and kids apples that they’ll cook square. com/hill2000stl can create their own art in a wood-fired kettle. friendly fun.
WHEN 11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Sept. 22 • WHERE Berra Park, 1825 Macklind Avenue • HOW MUCH $25 (tickets must be purchased in advance); free for ages 12 and under (pizza sold by the slice) • MORE INFO eventbrite.com
STRANGE FOLK FESTIVAL The offbeat Strange Folk Festival brings indie crafters together, celebrating the theme “Enchanted Uprising.” In addition to more than 100 arts-and-crafts vendors, visitors can take part in DIY activities and demonstrations. There will be live music and local food. WHEN 2-7 p.m. Sept. 27, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 28, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 29 • WHERE Carondelet Park • HOW MUCH Free • MORE INFO strangefolkfestival.com
TASTE IN FERGUSON WHEN 5-10 p.m. Sept. 6, Sample food, taste wine 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sept. 7, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 8 • WHERE and beer, learn from cooking demonstrations, Downtown Clayton • HOW and enjoy children’s MUCH Free • MORE INFO entertainment and saintlouisartfair.com activities. New this year is the Gourmet ST. LOUIS Gauntlet, a competition RENAISSANCE for North County FESTIVAL restaurants. There’s also Celebrate the St. Louis a cook-off between the Renaissance Festival’s Ferguson fire and police 21st anniversary with armored jousting, more departments. Proceeds than 100 artisan shops, benefit the Robbie McGartland Memorial food, family activities Scholarship Fund and and crafts. the Samantha Lipka WHEN Weekends Sept. 14 Memorial Scholarship through Oct. 13 • WHERE Rotary Park, 2577 West Meyer Fund. Road, Foristell • HOW MUCH $19.95, $12.95 for ages 5-12, free for children under 4; $16.95 in advance, $10.95 for children • MORE INFO stlrenfest.com
WHEN 3-6 p.m. Sept. 8 • WHERE Savoy Banquet Center, 119 South Florissant Road, Florissant • HOW MUCH $30, free for children 10 and under • MORE INFO thetasteinferguson.com
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About 135 juried artists LEGENDS & and craftspeople from LANTERNS across the country St. Charles becomes sell their works along a ghost town when tree-lined Flora Place villains, witches and for the annual Shaw spirits invade the streets Art Fair. There’s also to offer treats and tricks. live music, a food court The festival channels and a children’s area. the vintage charm of Proceeds will go toward Halloween from the community development 1910s to the ’30s. and the philanthropic activities of the WHEN 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. Shaw Neighborhood 12, noon-5 p.m. Oct. 13, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 19, noon-5 Improvement Association. p.m. Oct. 20, 5-8 p.m. Oct. 25, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Oct. 26, noon-5 p.m. Oct. 27 • WHERE Historic Main Street, St. Charles • HOW MUCH Free • MORE INFO 636-946-7776; discoverstcharles.com
another in a battle to pick the best. Each ticket includes eight pizza squares, live music, a home chef competition, local vendors and exhibitors, along with a family fun zone. A portion of ticket sales will benefit the Hill 2000 neighborhood association.
WHEN 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 5, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 6 • WHERE 4100-4200 blocks of Flora Place • HOW MUCH $10, free for ages 14 and under; donate a nonperishable food item to save $1 • MORE INFO shawstlouis.org
SOUTH GRAND CHALK WALK Join professionals, amateurs and children in making chalk art, and vote for your favorite creations. Four featured paid artists will create signature pieces along South Grand Boulevard, and there will be performances by local musicians and acts from 1 to 4 p.m. WHEN 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 12 • WHERE Ritz Park, 3147 South Grand Boulevard • HOW MUCH Free • MORE INFO southgrand.org/events
TASTE OF ST. LOUIS New ownership brings the 15-year-old Taste of St. Louis back to its original location. For the past five years, it has been held in Chesterfield’s Central Park and Amphitheater, but it returns this year to downtown St. Louis. Enjoy culinary competitions, a marketplace, live entertainment and tastings from 40 St. Louis-area restaurants. WHEN 4-11 p.m. Sept. 13, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sept. 14, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 15 • WHERE Soldiers Memorial Park • HOW MUCH Free • MORE INFO tastestl.com
WENTZVILLE FALL FESTIVAL Stroll down historic Main Street in Wentzville to check out food, craft and art vendors, bounce houses, live music and teen talent on the kids’ stage. The Wentzville Rotary Club will host a Beer, Wine and Taste Festival on Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. for a fee. WHEN 6-10:30 p.m. Sept. 20, noon-10:30 p.m. Sept. 21 • WHERE Downtown Wentzville • HOW MUCH Free • MORE INFO 636-639-2085; wentzvillemo.org
WHITAKER ST. LOUIS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL The 28th annual festival, known as SLIFF, again provides St. Louis cinephiles with the finest in world cinema — international WHEN 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sept. films, documentaries, 21 • WHERE South Grand American indies and Boulevard, south of Arsenal shorts that can only be Street • HOW MUCH Free • MORE INFO southgrand.org/ seen on the big screen at the festival. events SOUTH GRAND FALL FESTIVAL Local artists, musicians, dancers, vendors and a DIY craft zone are highlights of this sixth annual event celebrating the eclectic South Grand neighborhood.
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WHEN Nov. 7-17 • WHERE Various venues • HOW MUCH $10-$13 • MORE INFO cinemastlouis.org/sliff Valerie Schremp Hahn • 314-340-8246 @valeriehahn on Twitter email@example.com
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Renowned authors will visit with their latest titles BY JANE HENDERSON | St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Three local independent bookstores are celebrating birthdays this year: Left Bank Books turns 50, the Novel Neighbor is 5 and the resurrected Book Shop in Webster Groves is 1. The Novel Neighbor will celebrate at the store Sept. 28, and Left Bank has booked the Mahler Ballroom for an event Oct. 25. See the stores’ websites for details.
September • Ben Westhoff, “Fentanyl, Inc.,” 7 p.m. Sept. 4, St. Louis County Library (1640 South Lindbergh Boulevard), slcl.org • Charles Anthony Silvestri, “A Silver Thread,” 7 p.m. Sept. 5, Left Bank Books (399 North Euclid Avenue), left-bank.com • Adam “Bucho” Rodenberger, “The Machinery of the Heart,” 7 p.m. Sept. 5, Subterranean Books (6275 Delmar Boulevard), subbooks.com • William Kent Krueger, “This Tender Land,” 7 p.m. Sept. 9, Left Bank Books • Joseph LeDoux, “The Deep History of Ourselves,” 7 p.m. Sept. 9, St. Louis County Library • Minda Harts, “The Memo: What Women of Color Need to Know to Secure a Seat at the Table,” 7 p.m. Sept. 10, Kranzberg Arts Center (501 North Grand Boulevard), $30-$35, leftbank.com • Christopher Leonard, “Kochland,” 7 p.m. Sept. 11, St. Louis County Library • Kassandra Montag, “After the Flood,” 11:30 p.m. Sept. 11, the Novel Neighbor (7905 Big Bend Boulevard), $40 (includes lunch and book), thenovelneighbor.com • Eamonn Wall, “Junction City,” 7 p.m. Sept. 12, Subterranean Books • Tracie Morris & Faisal Moyhuddin, “Who Do With Words” and “The Displaced Children of Displaced Children,” 7 p.m. Sept. 13, Pulitzer Arts Foundation (3716 Washington Boulevard), pulitzerarts.org • Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham, “Best Friends,” 6:30 p.m. Sept. 17, St. Louis County Library • James Brandon, “Ziggy, Stardust and Me,” 7 p.m. Sept. 18, Left Bank Books • Rachel Moore, “The Space Between Us,” 2 p.m. Schlafly library (225 North Euclid Avenue) • BookFest St. Louis with Tessa Bailey, James Brandon, Kalisha Buckhanon, Aaron Coleman, Sonali Dev, Amanda Goldblatt, Bryn Greenwood, Bassey
Ikpi, Joshilyn Jackson, Edgar Kunz, Elizabeth McCracken, Karen Piper, Margaret Renkl, Saundra Mitchell, Alisha Rai, Jeffrey Ricker, Abbigail N. Rosewood, Lisa Unger, Crystal Wilkinson, Daniel Wiseman and more, Sept. 21, Central West End (various venues near Left Bank Books), bookfeststl.com • Karina Yan Glaser, “The Vanderbeekers to the Rescue,” 6 p.m. Sept. 22, the Novel Neighbor • Sean Connolly, “The Book of Terrifyingly Awesome Technology,” 4 p.m. Sept. 24, Spencer Road library (427 Spencer Road, St. Peters), mylibrary.org • Matt Tavares, “Dasher: How a Brave Little Doe Changed Christmas Forever,” 6:30 p.m. Sept. 24, the Novel Neighbor • Gabby Rivera, “Juliet Takes a Breath,” 7 p.m. Sept. 25, Left Bank Books • Jodi Picoult, “A Spark of Light,” 7 p.m. Sept. 25, St. Louis County Library, sold out • Erin Entrada Kelly, “Lalani of the Distant Sea,” 6:30 p.m. Sept. 26, Daniel Boone library • Jane Brox, “Silence,” 8 p.m. Sept. 26, Hurst Lounge at Washington University (1 Brookings Drive), subbooks.org • Candace Bushnell, “Is There Still Sex in the City?,” 7 p.m. Sept. 27, St. Louis County Library • Brittney Morris, “Slay,” 7 p.m. Sept. 27, Middendorf-Kredell library • Carondelet Author Breakfast with Ron Austin, Lynn Cahoon, Amanda Doyle, Virvus Jones, Mardou, Angela Mitchell, Ann Lemons Pollack and Laura Stewart Schmidt, 9:30 a.m. Sept. 28, Carondelet library (6800 Michigan Avenue), slpl.org • Amy Stewart, “Kopp Sisters on the March,” 4 p.m. Sept. 29, the High Low (3301 Washington Boulevard), left-bank. com
October • Ann Leckie, “The Raven Tower,” 7 p.m. Oct. 1, Left Bank
Books; 7 p.m. Oct. 2, Kisker Road library (1000 Kisker Road) • Meaghan Winter, “All Politics Is Local,” 7 p.m. Oct. 1, location and ticket info to come • Dr. Marty Makary, “The Price We Pay: What Broke American Health Care — and How to Fix It,” 7 p.m. Oct. 2, St. Louis County Library • James S.A. Corey, “Tiamat’s Wrath,” 7 p.m. Oct. 3, Left Bank Books • Stephanie Dray, Eliza Knight and Sophie Perinot, “Ribbons of Scarlet,” 7 p.m. Oct. 3, St. Louis County Library • Craig Johnson, “Land of Wolves,” 7 p.m. Oct. 4, St. Louis County Library • Kat Zhang, “Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao,” 10:30 a.m. Oct. 5, Left Bank Books
Local bookstores, along with libraries, are the primary drivers of events bringing renowned authors to town and introducing books. Exciting names this fall include Elizabeth Strout, Edwidge Danticat, Kevin Huizenga, Richard Russo and Ann Cleeves. Readers will have another place to meet writers this fall with the High Low, a literary event/gallery/rotating library space developed by the Kranzberg Arts Foundation. Left to the World’s Hidden Wonders,” 7 p.m. Oct. 17, the High Low • Sarah Broom, “The Yellow House,” 8 p.m. Oct. 17, Hurst Lounge • Cyrus Grace Dunham, “A Year Without a Name,” 7 p.m. Oct. 21, location info to come • Bill Wallace, “Michelangelo, God’s Architect,” 7 p.m. Oct. 21, Left Bank Books • River Styx with J. Ryan Stradal, “The Lager Queen of Minnesota,” and Francesca Bell, “Bright Stain,” 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21, the High Low, $5 • Ben Crump, “Open Season: Legalized Genocide of Colored People,” 7 p.m. Oct. 22, location info to come
• J. Ryan Stradal, “The Lager Queen of Minnesota,” 7 p.m. Oct. 22, Spencer Road library • Pete Souza, “Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents,” 7 p.m. Oct. 23, the Grandel (3610 Grandel Square), $22.13 (includes paperback book), left-bank.com • Kekla Magoon, “Light It Up,” 7 p.m. Oct. 24, Left Bank Books • Elizabeth Strout, “Olive, Again,” 7 p.m. Oct. 24, St. Louis County Library • Edwidge Danticat, receives St. Louis Literary Award, 7 p.m. Oct. 24, Sheldon Concert Hall & Art Galleries (3648 Washington Boulevard), free ticket required, additional
Bank Books has scheduled some events there in October, although a ﬁrm opening date has not yet been set. River Styx is even moving into the midtown space and will hold readings there. Here are many of the author events this fall, most of which are free. A few details are pending; dates and places are subject to change, so always check ahead with the venue. County Library
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Here are the bestsellers from Publishers Weekly for the week that ended Aug. 17.
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HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “Where the Crawdads Sing” • Delia Owens 2. “The Inn” • James Patterson with Candace Fox 3. “The Bitterroots” • C.J. Box 4. “One Good Deed” • David Baldacci 5. “Outfox” • Sandra Brown 6. “The Nickel Boys” • Colson Whitehead 7. “The Turn of the Key” • Ruth Ware 8. “Contraband” • Stuart Woods 9. “The New Girl” • Daniel Silva 10. “Blood Truth” • J.R. Ward 11. “Evvie Drake Starts Over” • Linda Holmes 12. “Inland” • Téa Obreht 13. “Chances Are ...” • Richard Russo 14. “A Dangerous Man” • Robert Crais 15. “Summer of ’69” • Elin Hilderbrand HARDCOVER NONFICTION 1. “How to Be an Antiracist” • Ibram X. Kendi 2. “Becoming” • Michelle Obama 3. “Dare to Lead” • Brene Brown 4. “It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way” • Lysa TerKeurst 5. “Ball of Collusion” • Andrew C. McCarthy 6. “Trick Mirror” • Jia Tolentino 7. “Girl, Stop Apologizing” • Rachel Hollis 8. “The Pioneers” • David McCullough 9. “Unfreedom of the Press” • Mark R. Levin 10. “Tiny but Mighty” • Hannah Shaw 11. “Three Women” • Lisa Taddeo 12. “Texas Flood” • Paul/Aledort 13. “Range” • David Epstein 14. “The Immoral Majority” • Ben Howe 15. “Atomic Habits” • James Clear MASS MARKET PAPERBACKS 1. “The Reckoning” • John Grisham 2. “Turning Point” • Danielle Steel 3. “Willing to Die” • Lisa Jackson 4. “Connections in Death” • J.D. Robb 5. “Laughter in the Rain” • Debbie Macomber 6. “Crucible” • James Rollins 7. “The Art of Racing in the Rain” (movie tie-in) • Garth Stein 8. “Cottage by the Sea” • Debbie Macomber 9. “Frontier America” • William W. Johnstone 10. “Dark Sentinel” • Christine Feehan 11. “Paradox” • Catherine Coulter 12. “The Wallflower Wager” • Tessa Dare 13. “Dangerous Embrace” • Nora Roberts 14. “Saving Faith” • David Baldacci 15. “Past Tense” • Lee Child TRADE PAPERBACKS 1. “The Art of Racing in the Rain” (movie tie-in) • Garth Stein 2. “The Tattooist of Auschwitz” • Heather Morris 3. “The Warning” • James Patterson 4. “Before We Were Yours” • Lisa Wingate 5. “Little Fires Everywhere” • Celeste Ng 6. “The Woman in the Window” • A.J. Finn 7. “Born a Crime” • Trevor Noah 8. “The Flight Girls” • Noelle Salazar 9. “Ambush” • Patterson/Born 10. “Official SAT Study Guide (2020 Edition)” • College Board 11. “Never Tell” • Lisa Gardner 12. “The Overstory” • Richard Powers 13. “The Walking Dead, Vol. 32” • Robert Kirkman et al. 14. “The Official ACT Prep Guide (2019-2020)” 15. “It” (movie tie-in) • Stephen King Here are the bestsellers at area independent stores for the week that ended Aug. 18. Stores reporting: The Book House, Left Bank Books, Main Street Books, the Novel Neighbor, Subterranean Books. ADULTS 1. “Witnessing Whiteness” • Shelly Tochluk 2. “The Nickel Boys” • Colson Whitehead 3. “White Fragility” • Robin Diangelo 4. “Where the Crawdads Sing” • Delia Owens 5. “River of Fire” • Helen Prejean 6. “The Bluest Eye” • Toni Morison 7. “Gods of Jade and Shadow” • Silvia Moreno-Garcia 8. “The Mueller Report” • Washington Post 9. “The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek” • Kim Michele Richardson 10. “Good Omens” • Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett CHILDREN/YOUNG ADULTS 1. “Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls” • Dav Pilkey 2. “The Poison Jungle” • Tui T. Sutherland 3. “Goodnight St. Louis” • June Herman & Julie Dubray 4. “The Pigeon HAS to Go to School” • Mo Willems 5. “Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus” • Dusti Bowling 6. “Duckworth, the Difficult Child” • Michael Sussman 7. “The Story of Ferdinand” • Munro Leaf 8. “The Day the Crayons Came Home” • Drew Daywalt 9. “Hello, Hello” • Brendan Wenzel 10. “Matilda” • Roald Dahl
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About 15 years ago, the late Swedish crime writer Stieg Larsson created one of the more fascinating characters in modern mysteries: Lisbeth Salander. Punk, tough, angry, brilliant, she’s a hacker of global reach whose family history drives her to daring, thrilling and dangerous extremes. Yet Salander is also driven by a strong conscience and moral code. She can be tender and vulnerable with the right person at the right moment. Sometimes her lover is a woman, other times a man. It’s easy to imagine an alienated, bright introvert identifying with Salander, which may be why she appeals to many of today’s mystery readers. Larsson died in 2004, and his Millennium trilogy featuring Salander was published posthumously. They have been runaway bestsellers, followed by thoughtful, popular action movies. David Lagercrantz, also a Swedish novelist and journalist, was chosen to pick up the story and now has published the sixth book in the series. As expected, “The Girl Who Lived Twice” turns around a complex plot that extends halfway around the world.
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Rising waters plague Ponderous tales of the Three Pines in newest Southwest in haunted, Louis Penny mystery fantastical ‘Inland’ BY GAIL PENNINGTON
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When Louise Penny introduced top Quebec cop Armand Gamache in 2006’s “Still Life,” she launched more than a series of smart and sharply written mysteries. She also created characters who quickly felt like friends and gathered fans who have since formed a community. Setting out to write books she herself would want to read, Penny has managed in 14 (soon Penny 15) increasingly popular novels to straddle the tricky line between edgy and cozy, between horrifying and humorous. The village of Three Pines, hidden amid the forests and hills of Quebec’s Eastern Townships, is the kind of warm, welcoming place worth looking for. Its residents — ancient poet Ruth and her sidekick, duck Rosa; therapist turned bookstore owner Myrna; insecure artist Clara; bistro and B&B proprietors Olivier and Gabri; and Armand and Reine-Marie Gamache themselves — are the neighbors you want, equally ready with soup, Scotch and sarcasm. But harsh reality encroaches, and not just in Three Pines’ alarming crime rate. Problems of drugs, gangs and homelessness, workplace infighting and political backbiting fester just an hour away in Montreal. Gamache is the bridge between these worlds, and never more so than in “A Better Man,” due out Tuesday and the event of summer in the crowded field of mystery writing. We return to a Three Pines in turmoil. All our old friends are on hand, but not early on as we usually see them. Instead, in the dark and cold, they are sandbagging. The St. Lawrence River is flooding and with it the Riviere Bella Bella, the twice-beautiful stream that normally flows placidly past Three Pines. Frantic efforts may not be enough to save the village from the extraordinary rush of water. The upheaval doesn’t stop at the overflowing banks. In Montreal, Gamache is back at work, but on uncertain ground. The aftereffects of drastic action he took two books back to fight drugs entering Quebec has left him unpopular with politicians and, thanks to social media slurs, the general public. No wonder Gamache grabs an excuse to get out of the office, heading toward home to investigate the disappearance of a young woman who was apparently about to leave her abusive husband. This also gives him a chance to confront the raging Bella Bella, to console the missing woman’s frantic father and to
Téa Obreht’s “Inland” follows “The Tiger’s Wife,” her mesmerizing 2011 debut in which the author wedded a contemporary story and the cruel realities of the Balkans to legend and the paranormal. Grounded in the ages and folklore, it was a magnificent accomplishment, winner of Britain’s Orange Prize and a finalist for the National Book Award. “Inland” is set in the 19th-century American Southwest, and though it also possesses a permeable membrane between the living and dead, the rational and fantastic, it is less enriched by cultural history. The novel proceeds along two alternating storylines. The first is that of a boy, later man, eventually called Lurie, who emigrates with his father from a Balkan country at age 6. Soon orphaned, Lurie is eventually sent west as a delinquent and finds fast friends in Hobb Mattie, an inveterate thief, and his brother, Donovan. Hobb dies but hangs around — as the shades of the dead tend to around Lurie — prompting the boy to continue his unappeasable pilfering ways. Donovan, Lurie and a couple of Mattie relatives form a robber gang, running afoul of Marshall John Berger, a nemesis who pops up throughout the book. Shortly before the outbreak of the Civil War, Lurie attaches himself to a contingent of the U.S. Army’s Camel Corps (an experiment in using the animals for moving heavy goods and military supplies in the mid-19th century). From there he is launched upon a series of further adventures throughout the Southwest. We learn all this and what follows from Lurie himself who is laying it out — with a good deal of initial obscurity — for a longunidentified someone he calls “you” and, at times, “Burke.” The novel’s other storyline belongs to Nora Lark, 37, a woman of Slovenian stock living on a settler’s claim, a “scald of earth” in droughtstricken Arizona in 1893. She is married to Emmett, a dreamer who, in addition to the failing farm, runs a smalltown newspaper. The couple have three sons. Their daughter Evelyn died as an infant in circumstances brought on by fear and misjudgment, the details of which are revealed much later. Dead though she is, Evelyn is growing into a young woman in her mother’s head, speaking to her often with commonsense advice. When we meet Nora she is waiting for Emmett to return from wherever he went in
“A Better Man” A novel by Louise Penny Published by Minotaur, 417 pages, $28.99 On sale Tuesday work, one last time, with his former second-in-command (and son-in-law), Jean-Guy Beauvoir, on the brink of a move to Paris. Penny doesn’t deal in superficialities; no character, victim or perpetrator, is all good or all evil, once the depths are probed. Ponder the title, “A Better Man,” as you’re sure to do, and many meanings come to mind. Who among them wants, or needs, to become a better man? What will it take? What has been learned, and what must still be taken to heart? The anonymous cruelties of the virtual world form an important subplot in “A Better Man,” but in Penny’s world, goodness abounds online. Penny herself is generous with her time and thoughts, treating subscribers to her blog, via louisepenny. com, to monthly newsletters and thoughts about selected passages in the Gamache novels. The website is also a rich resource on everything Penny (and Gamache). Penny lives in the Knowlton area, where a Three Pines tourism industry has sprung up, with tailored Gamache tours and businesses that echo the familiar places in the books. Brome Lake Books has not only all the novels in its Three Pines section, but it also has souvenirs including T-shirts, mugs and even licorice pipes. (Common in Canada, they look like pipes but are made of black licorice and often enjoyed by the residents of Three Pines.) With a new book tour starting, Penny won’t be spending much time at home in the near future. She’ll miss St. Louis this time, but last winter, she packed the St. Louis County Library for a Q&A and sold-out signing that left fans impressed not just with the books but also with the author. When she comes back (next year?), bringing another new Gamache, she’s sure to be even more warmly welcomed.
“Inland” A novel by Téa Obreht Published by Random House, 384 pages, $27
Téa Obreht When • 7 p.m. Tuesday Where • St. Louis County Library, 1640 South Lindbergh Boulevard How much • Free More info • 314-944-3300 the horse cart to fetch water. He is well overdue, and the two older boys have gone off to find him, leaving Nora with Toby, the youngest son; Emmett’s aged, paralyzed mother; and Josie, a servant with a gift of communicating with the dead. Nora, a rationalist — except about Evelyn — will have none of that, nor will she countenance Josie’s and Toby’s claim that they have glimpsed a terrifying beast rampaging about the place. The novel has less of a plot than a set of questions raised and answered: Where are Emmett and the two elder sons? What’s the story on the putative beast? What were the circumstances of Evelyn’s death? Who is the mysterious “Burke?” These puzzles materialize rather murkily in the first half and are gradually addressed in the second. If this is less than satisfactory, the conclusion is splendid, bringing the two storylines together with real panache. It is the plight of an author’s second novel to be compared to the first and there is some fine writing here — though I doubt anyone in the 19th century would use “task,” “gift” or “source” as a verb. Still, “Inland” lacks the intricate tapestry of its predecessor. It is hard to get a handle on its characters and this American Southwest has the feeling of a stage set rather than the lived, dreamed, timesteeped reality and surreality of the world of “The Tiger’s Wife.”