Spring 2017 exhibits at the Contemporary Art Museum include works by Katherine Bernhardt, Deana Lawson, Nicola Tyson and Louis Cameron plus a special exhibit in the Education Gallery “ArtReach: I Am.” The exhibits are on view through April 16, 2017. CAM is located at 3750 Washington Blvd., St Louis, MO 63108 and is open Wednesday, Saturday and Sundays 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Thursday and Friday through 8 p.m. Information: http://camstl.org/ or (314) 535-4660.
The St. Louis Art Museum presents Textiles: Politics and Patriotism through March 5.Through May 7, Degas, Impressionism, and the Paris Millinery Trade features a collection of period hats and 60 paintings and pastels, including key works by Degas that have never been exhibited in the United States. March 30 through July 7, Learning to See brings together prints, drawings, and sculptures that explore intellectual and spiritual currents of European culture in the 15th-17th centuries. SLAM is located on Fine Arts Drive in Forest Park. For more information, visit www.slam.org
Featured exhibits at the Missouri History Museum include “Route 66: Main Street through St. Louis” (through July 16), and “Capturing the City: Photographs from the Streets of St Louis 1900-1930” (through March 12). The exhibits are free and the museum is located at 5700 Lindell Blvd in Forest Park. For more information call 314- 746-4599 or go to www.mohistory.org
Green With Indie Craft Show takes place on March 11, 1- am to 5 pm at Grant’s Gym on the Webster University campus. For more information, visit www. facebook.com/greenwithindie. Music Winter Opera St Louis presents Bizet’s “Carmen” on March 3 at 7:30 and March 5 at 3:00 at the Skip Viragh Center on the Chaminade campus, 425 S. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63131. For more information and tickets, 314-865- 0038 or www.winteroperastl.org.
Cathedral Concerts present the last two events of their 24th season. On March 26 at 8:00 pm, The Tallis Scholars, leading performers of Renaissance sacred music, are in concert. On April 21 at 8:00 pm, the Organ & Brass Spectacular is performed. Concerts are at the Cathedral Basilica, 4431 Lindell Blvd., St Lois, 63108 To find out more information about the Cathedral Concerts go to www.CathedralConcerts.org.
The Chamber Music Society St. Louis presents “All Beethoven, All the Time” on April 24-25, 7:30 P.M. in the Sheldon Ballroom and “Modern Classics” a program of Ravel, Stravinsky and Prokofiev May 1 in the \ Sheldon Concert Hall. Both venues are at 3648 Washington Ave, St. Louis, 63108. For tickets and more information, visit http://chambermusicstl.org/
Clayton Community Theatre presents Arthur Miller’s “A View from the Bridge” March 2 through 4 at 8 PM and March 5 at 2 PM. Performances are at the Washington University South Campus Theater at 6501 Clayton Road, St Louis, MO 63117. For information visit: http://www. placeseveryone.org; reservations, 314- 721-9228 and tickets http://ViewFromThe- Bridge CCT.brownpapertickets.com.
Max and Louie Productions present “Lady Day at the Emerson Bar & Grill,” a moving portrait of Billie Holiday’s struggles with addiction, racism, love and loss, Show stopping musical numbers are interlaced with salty, often humorous, reminiscences to project an unforgettable portrait of the lady and her music. Performances are through March 4, 2017 at the Kranzberg Arts Center, 501 North Grand Blvd. St Louis, MO 63103. For tickets and more information, visit http://maxandlouie.com/
The Repertory Theatre of St Louis presents “To Kill a Mockingbird” through March 5, “The Royale,” March 8 through 26 and “Million Dollar Quartet” March 15 through April 9. The theater is located at 130 Edgar Road, Webster Groves, Missouri. For information visit http:// www.repstl.org/season/tickets/
The Fontbonne University Fine Arts Department performs “The Trojan Women.” Set in a modern-day refugee camp, this adaptation of the classic Greek tragedy will explore patterns of human behavior that seem to inevitably lead to betrayal, murder, chaos and grief. Performances are March 9-12 at the Fontbonne University Fine Arts Theatre, 6800 Wydown Blvd., Clayton, MO 63105. For tickets, call 314.719.8060 or visit https://mustardseedtheatre. thundertix.com/events/85547.
The New Jewish Theatre presents “Never the Sinner” – March 16-April 2, 2017. The play is based on the Leopold and Loeb murder case of 1924. Performances are at the Wool Studio Theater, A&E Building, JCC Staenberg Family Complex, 2 Millstone Campus Dr, Creve Coeur, MO 63146. For tickets and more information, call 314-442-3283 or visit http://jccstl. com/arts-ideas/new-jewish-theatre
Mustard Seed Theatre presents “Dancing at Lughnasa.” Performances are April 13 through 30 at Fontbonne University Fine Arts Theatre, 6800 Wydown Blvd., Clayton, MO 63105. For tickets, call 314.719.8060 or visit https://mustardseedtheatre.thundertix. com/events/85549/performances
Kids and families
Laumeier Sculpture Park is accepting enrollments for spring and summer programs for children, teens and adults. Summer Art Camps for children ages 4-6 and 6-15 run early June through early August. Visit www.laumeier.org/ summer-art-camps for more information. Family programs (adult + child) are offered on Saturday March 25 and Saturday, April 22. In addition, youth, teen and adult workshops are offered beginning in March. Visit www.laumeier. org for more information. Laumeier Sculpture Park is located at 12580 Rott Road, Saint Louis, Missouri 63127.
Literature and Readings
The Observable Reading Series, brought to you by St. Louis Poetry Center, welcomes poets to Dressel’s Public House (419 N. Euclid, CWE) on Monday, March 6th, 2017 7:30 p.m. Poets featured are Elizabeth Arnold and Alison C. Rollins. For more information, visit http:// stlouispoetrycenter.org/observable/..
Live and Learn
On Thursday, March 2, ProgressWomen presents: “#GOV101: How You Can/Must Play a Vital Role with the Missouri State Legislature.” The program is at Clayton High School Theatre, #1 Mark Twain Circle in Clayton. Doors open at 6:30 pm; program begins at 7:00 pm. For information, visit www.progresswomen.com; for tickets visit https://secure.actblue. com/contribute/page/gov101stlmar2.
The Missouri Department of Conservation presents an intensive workshop on native landscaping March 4, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm at the St. Louis Community College Meramec Campus, 11333 Big Bend Blvd. in Kirkwood The workshop will provide information and resources on ways homeowners can landscape their property with native plants. New this year will be a series of workshop breakout sessions that will explore topics in greater depth such as developing rainscaping features and gardening for wildlife. Registration is available online at http://stlouisaudubon.org/PNL/PNL- 2017.html. For questions about the event, call (314) 599-7390. The workshop is sponsored jointly by MDC, Shaw Nature Reserve, St. Louis Audubon Society’s Bring Conservation Home Program, Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District, St. Louis Community College, the St. Louis Chapter of Wild Ones, and Grow Native