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New Leadership for Circus Flora

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Larry Mabrey is swinging back into town as the new executive director of Circus Flora and will work closely with Jack Marsh, artistic director, to produce the 30th anniversary season. Mabrey most recently was executive director of the West Virginia Public Theatre. But he is no stranger to STL. He was a co-founder of Avalon Theatre Company of St. Louis and also director of Webster University's professional development center.

St. Louis Theater Circle Nominations

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Congratulations to all of  the St. Louis Theater Circle nominees, especially those companies that will be participating in the Grand Center Theater Crawl on July 1, 2016. Stray Dog Theatre, which has participated in the Theater Crawl since 2014, received seven nominations, making that company one of the most-nominated organizations. Other nominated companies who will participate in the 2016 Theater Crawl are Insight Theatre, R-S Theatrics, Slightly Askew Theatre, St. Louis Actors’ Studio, Union Avenue Opera, Upstream Theater, and West End Players Guild. A total of 21 companies were nominated in the fourth year of the awards, judged by 15 local theatre critics. The awards will be announced at a gala ceremony on March 21 at the Skip Viragh Center for the Arts on the campus of Chaminade College Preparatory School. The awards will also be webcast online on HEC-TV. Tickets
Grand Center Events
First Fridays

First Fridays

Make a night of it and enjoy fine art throughout Grand Center on Friday, February 5! Every first Friday of the month, museums and galleries in the District are free and open until 9pm. Highlights this month include the opening reception for Jill Downen: As If You Were Here and Barry Anderson: Fragments of Space at Bruno David Gallery, “Art at the Met” at the Metropolitan Artist Lofts, and Georges Rouault’s Miserere et Guerre at the Museum of Contemporary Religious Art (MOCRA). Discover the remarkable array of visual arts in St. Louis's premier neighborhood for culture and entertainment. For info about galleries, events and exhibitions, start here.

Public Media Commons presents
St. Louis Mardi Gras: Method to the Madness

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Come to the Public Media Commons during First Fridays in Grand Center on Friday, February 5 to check out the February Feature Video, St. Louis Mardi Gras: Method to the Madness. While tens of thousands of people attend St. Louis Mardi Gras in Soulard, a small group of people work long hours to organize, supply and maintain control of the city’s biggest party. This 2009 documentary is a behind-the-scenes look at the “Method to the Madness.” The video will repeat every hour, beginning at 5pm. More Info

Citizens’ Day for the Arts

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Join other St. Louis arts advocates and show your support for the arts in Missouri. Attend Citizens’ Day at the Legislature in Jefferson City to encourage arts funding on Wednesday, February 10. The Regional Arts Commission (RAC) is sponsoring a day trip by motorcoach for the event, which includes lunch, wi-fi, snacks, and beverages for the trip home. Ride up to Jefferson City with St. Louis Arts supporters and learn valuable tips for discussing the importance of the arts. RAC bus tickets are $40. Register online

New Theatre Company Presents Inaugural Work

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There's a new professional theatre company in Grand Center, created by Chuck Harper, former Associate Director of HotCity Theatre. YoungLiars will present its inaugural work: “The Dispute: A Spectacle for Lovers and Fighters” in the 4th Floor Ballroom of the Centene Center for the Arts and Education, 3547 Olive Street, weekends February 12-26. Baroque Farce, Euro-Dance, and The Dandy Warhols collide in this new adaptation of Pierre de Marivaux’s 1744 comedy where Courtship Etiquette turns into Mortal Combat and the only true love is the one in the mirror. Tickets

PXSTL Competition Finalist Reception

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On Monday, February 15 at 5:30pm, Pulitzer Arts Foundation and the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis will host a public reception in the Steinberg Auditorium to meet the finalists in the second iteration of PXSTL. The competition is for a design-build commission to create a temporary structure, landscape strategy, or other design intervention that will transform a vacant lot in St. Louis’ Grand Center neighborhood into the site of community-based programs and events. The finalists will present their past work and address the role of creative interventions in urban transformation in a public program at the Pulitzer. More info

Loyola Academy Fish Fry

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On Friday, February 19, Loyola Academy will host a Fish Fry from 4 to 8pm in the school cafeteria. Enjoy your choice of fried cod, fried catfish fillet, tilapia, or a fish/shrimp combo with sides, dessert and a drink. Dinners available for $9-$10, kids meals available. Come support Loyola and enjoy some great food! More info

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