6 Things to Do for the Arts Lover in You

Dozens of festivals, exhibitions and live performances are making their way into town that you don’t want to miss.

The air may be getting colder, but that doesn’t mean you should slow down! There’s no place that is quite as unique as Saint Louis. Dozens of festivals, exhibitions and live performances are making their way into town that you don’t want to miss.

1. Hamlet

  • October 11th – November 5th, 2017
  • Repertory Theatre of St. Louis Mainstage, Webster University
  • Tickets starting $18.50
  • event website

Come see one of William Shakespeare’s most famous plays, Hamlet, at Webster University. In this tragedy, Prince Hamlet seeks revenge on his uncle because he is suspected of killing the prince’s father (and basically a ghost told him to). This production is directed by Paul Mason Barnes and stars Jim Poulos as Hamlet.

2. Next to Normal

  • October 13th – October 15th, 2017 & October 19th – October 21st, 2017
  • Southampton Presbyterian Church
  • $20 pre-order general admission & $30 VIP tickets.
  • event website

Next to Normal is an American rock musical that focuses on a mother who struggles with worsening bipolar disorder and how the management of her illness and the illness itself affect her family.

3. St. Louis International Film Festival

  • November 2nd – November 12th, 2017
  • Various locations
  • Ticket price varies
  • event website

The St. Louis International Film Festival (also known as Cinema St. Louis) is an annual film festival that has been running since 1992. The festival aims to “promote the art of cinema and to expand the variety and availability of cinema experiences by presenting the St. Louis International Film Festival, screenings, programs, and educational opportunities.” Films will be shown at several different theaters and auditoriums in the Saint Louis area including the Tivoli Theater and the Plaza Frontenac Cinema.

4. The Golden Hour

  • September 16th – October 26th, 2017
  • Art Saint Louis
  • FREE
  • event website

This visual art exhibition features 49 artworks by 39 artists from the Saint Louis area, including Fontbonne’s very own Lorraine Cange. Each artwork focuses on a specific time of the day, either right after sunrise or before sunset. This is known as The Golden Hour because of the color of the light.

5. Concerts in The Loop

The Delmar Loop offers several different kinds of events for everyone including live music, art or comedy shows and so much more. This fall there will be a lot of different live performances including Hoodie Allen, Krewella, Vesperteen, Whitney Cummings, and Issues just to name a few. Check out the calendars above to see what other artists are coming to town.

6. Elegies

  • November 2nd – 5th, 2017
  • Mustard Seed Theater, Fontbonne University
  • $10 adult and FREE for Fontbonne students/faculty/staff
  • event website

Fontbonne University Theatre Department Presents: Elegies by William Finn. This song cycle is about the deaths of friends and family and written in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Fontbonne’s production of Elegies is directed by Master of Arts in Theatre student Justin Chaipet and music directed by Ron Robinson.

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