Events

Art events to check out in March, but since the world’s gone to hell, you probably shouldn’t

Mark your calendars. Here’s Artitouille’s picks of the best art-related events to check out next month.

Artist and florist Maurice Harris holds one of his arrangements at last year’s Art in Bloom Event. Photo courtesy of the Saint Louis Art Museum.

Art in Bloom

Blossom into spring at The Saint Louis Art Museum’s annual Art in Bloom event. Some of the region’s most talented florists will re-imagine dozens of the museum’s collections into floral displays. Festival tickets include free floral demonstrations. Tickets are now on sale for March 6 through 8. See slam.org for more info.

Back to Our Roots: A student-curated art exhibit

See the work of young artists at this  completely student-curated gallery. Works span from poetry to interactive sculpture. The title “Back to Our Roots” hints at the gallery’s theme of reconciling with the past. Artists were invited to submit a piece they felt addressed their past experiences, and show how those experiences transformed their present self. The gallery is open now and will run through March 20 at Webster University’s Gateway Campus (812 Olive St.).

Dweezil Zappa at The Ready Room

Not every musician produces their first single at the age of 12. Definitely not every musician produces their first single at 12 and has it produced by legendary rocker Eddie Van Halen. Just one of the many perks I assume guitarist Dweezil Zappa, 60, gets as the son of composer Frank Zappa. Any advantages balance out with his name, I guess. Dweezil Zappa will perform at the Ready Room for his Hot Rats Live! tour Saturday March 28 through March 29. Tickets available online.

Spell #7 at The Black Rep

Spell #7 is a striking choreopoem by Ntozake Strange, the author of “For colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf.” Set in a St. Louis bar, black artists and musicians reconcile with their lives’ difficulties through dreamlike vignettes and poetic monologues. The production is the Black Rep debut of Tef Poe, an award-winning hip hop artist. The production began Feb. 19 and will run through March 8 at the AE Hotchner Theater (6445 Forsyth Blvd.) on Washington University’s campus. Tickets available online.

Mississippi River Views Gallery Talk at The Sheldon

In case you don’t get enough of the muddy- I mean mighty- Mississippi, this exhibit features the work of three photographers who explored the role the Mississippi River plays in our culture, history and environment. The exhibit coincides with the Missouri History Museum’s “Mighty Mississippi” exhibition that runs until April 28, 2021. At 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3, photographers Jennifer Colten and John Guider will discuses their work at a free gallery talk. Reservations are suggested but not required. For more info, call Paula Lincoln at (314) 533-9900 ex. 37.

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