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Although only 70 visionaries have been inducted into the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum, the facility is far from an exclusive club. Its aim is to educate everyone on the importance of photographic history?and people certainly seem interested. In 2013, they donated more than $15,000 dollars through Kickstarter to help build the IPHF's new facility. Size: 6,000 square feet of gallery and exhibition space dedicated to the works and equipment of more than 500 artists Eye Catcher: an antique Edison Projecting Kinetoscope Hidden Gems: alongside well-known works by the likes of Ansel Adams are those of Eadweard Muybridge the first to photograph a moving subject?a galloping horse Don't Miss: the library, which houses every issue of Life Magazine published in this dimension Permanent Mainstay: The Photographic Equipment Collection, which includes antique cameras, magic lanterns, and darkroom equipment Visiting Exhibit: Portrait/Process?a collection of contemporary photos, iconic images, and even smartphone portraits that examine voyeurism and photographic approaches Pro Tip: flash-free photography is allowed in galleries and certain exhibits
3415 Olive Street
St. Louis,
MO
US
Every year, the Riverfront Times polls its readers about their favorite St. Louis music venues, restaurants, bars, and more. And every year, after the editorial team tallies up the votes, they throw a party to honor the city's finest movers and shakers. Once upon a time, those were iron workers and brewers, but today, many honorees have distinctly modern passions, from DJing to making coffee and pouring it into the Internet. Revelers toast to these beloved locals while enjoying live entertainment from past winners, as well as platters of bites from local eateries.
3441 Olive St.
St. Louis,
MO
US
It's hard to cut a rug properly. You have to measure room dimensions, don safety goggles, and use a proper pair of carpet shears. Today's Groupon to Dance St. Louis lets you leave this labor of love to the professionals. For $25, you get one ticket (up to a $50 value) to a performance of Aszure Barton & Artists at the Touhill Performing Arts Center on the University of Missouri–St. Louis campus. Seats are in the orchestra or parterre sections, and will be determined on a first-come, first-serve basis. All tickets for all showtimes must be redeemed by phone or in person at the Dance St. Louis box office in Grand Center (open 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday).
3547 Olive St
Saint Louis,
MO
US
The Library's exposed-brick walls and low-hanging lights embody its chic, industrial décor, whereas pool tables and pub games fill the hall. Each weekend, a live DJ blasts hip beats and Top 40 hits to encourage rug-cutting, and more than 20 flat screens boast every NFL game on Sunday and footage of the owner's all-feline candid-camera show otherwise.
3693 Forest Park Ave
Saint Louis,
MO
US
Elizabeth Birkenmeier, Scott McMaster, Jerry Vogel, and Jason Cannon bring Scotland playwright David Greig's sensual show to life for mature audiences. Set on a remote island off Scotland's coast and directed by Philip Boehm, the play explores three characters entangled in a web of sexual tension on the eve of World War II. The lyrical play is at once a keen exploration of human nature, a moving study of young emotion, and a powerful snapshot of a world teetering on the brink of cataclysm.
501 North Grand Boulevard
St. Louis,
MO
US
Celebrating its 25th-anniversary jubilee year, Circus Flora dazzles audiences with exhilarating theatrical routines in a modern, European-style circus. During the circus’ brand-new show, Vagabond Adventures, a talented troupe of human and animal performers grace the ring, including tightrope walkers, acrobats, and trick riders, as they tell an enchanting story rife with espionage and feats of heroism set aboard a floating, Civil War–era circus. Marvel at the gravity-defying acrobatics of The Flying Pages, a family of aerialists known for feats of mid-air tumbling, ribbon hanging, and history of rescuing kittens from the tops of skyscrapers. Reach your giggle quota with the hilarious antics of Giovanni Zoppe, the youngest-ever performer to be inducted into the Clown Hall of Fame, or marvel at the roping virtuoso of Vince Bruce, the most famous British cowboy after Duke Morrison.
3509 Samuel Shepard Drive
St. Louis,
MO
US
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