Love the arts? Love the thrill of an orchestra tuning up before a performance, or the lifting of theater curtains to reveal a glorious stage set? Are you equally enamored of street art and the unexpected jazz musician's soleful street performance? Grand Center Arts District in St. Louis gathers all things creative and quirky, exquisite and eclectic, in one central location that's, well, grand.
Pulitzer Arts Foundation presents “Susan Philipsz: Seven Tears.” Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis shows cutting-edge art. On view: Stephanie Syjuco. The International Photography Hall of Fame offers the history of photography.
The Fabulous Fox Theatre hosts big names and touring Broadway shows. The Sheldon Concert Hall’s perfect acoustics accommodate a variety of musical performers. The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra welcomes renowned guest artists this month.
Bulrush, by James Beard nominee Rob Connoley, is a seasonal ode to the Ozarks. Vito’s Sicilian Pizzeria & Ristorante offers 36 pizza toppings and eight varieties of cheese. Fieldhouse Pub & Grill serves sports-bar favorites and issues a ghost pepper chicken wing challenge.
The Dark Room at the Grandel Theatre offers live music and photography exhibits. The Angad Rainbow Terrace features sweeping views of St. Louis, craft cocktails and wine. Curtain Call Lounge, adjoining the Fox Theatre’s lobby, is St. Louis’ first Champagne bar.