WHAT: Cry of Victory and Short Walks to Freedom: Over you/you

WHERE: The Gallery at the Kranzberg Arts Center

WHEN: Through Nov. 10

Colombian artist Oscar Murillo’s exhibit, curated by Modou Dieng, shows more than 150 placards, a “protest in limbo” of sorts within the gallery space. The highly decorative signs are each comprised of chromogenic type print from multiple sources—photographs of Murillo’s uncle, a still from a video, as well as drawings and other material from the artist’s studio. In turn, Murillo has painted on to most of the prints, while others are embellished with lace, canvas, hairpieces, clay and found objects from his studio. The exhibit is presented in partnership with the For Freedoms’ 50 State Initiative, a new phase of programming at the Gallery at the Kranzaberg Arts Center taking place during the lead-up to the mid-term elections. Free; kranzbergartsfoundation.org

 

photo by Dilip Vishwanat

WHAT: St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra Performs Brahms No. 1

WHERE: Powell Hall

WHEN: 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 18

The St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra, led by resident conductor Gemma New, kicks off its 49th season with a stirring program that includes Brahms’ Symphony No. 1, as well as Dvořák’s Carnival Overture and Sibelius’ Finlandia. This is a great chance to hear some of the region’s most talented young musicians live at Powell Hall! Free, but tickets required (with $1 service charge online and at box office); slso.org

 

WHAT: A Christmas Story

WHERE: The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis

WHEN: Various times, through Dec. 23

See the classic movie brought to life on stage with The Rep’s production of A Christmas Story! Ralphie Parker’s quest to get a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas returns to The Rep in all its heartwarming and hilarious glory. Filled with delightful holiday vignettes and endlessly quotable lines (“You’ll shoot your eye out!”), this play is the perfect gift for the whole family to enjoy! $24 to $97; repstl.org

 

photo courtesy of The Muny

WHAT: Meet Me at The Muny

WHERE: Missouri History Museum (Lee Auditorium)

WHEN: 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 30

Presented by Charis, the St. Louis Women’s Chorus, this special performance will commemorate the 100th anniversary of America’s largest and oldest outdoor musical theater. In addition to performing Broadway and musical numbers featured on the Muny stage, the concert will also celebrate musical theatre’s recognized history as a venue of safety and recognition for the LGBTQ community. $13 to $20; charischorus.org