Look-Listen October 2013


Courtesy of the artist

Local writer and artist Bobby Ray Akers Jr. has always loved Irving Washingon’s short story, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." Who hasn’t gotten a thrill from hearing the story of the Headless Horsema... Read more


El Dia de los Muertos is a Hispanic holiday in which the living honor their lost loved ones with beautifully decorated altars, adorned with sugar skulls, marigolds and even favorite foods of the ... Read more



Photograph by Alise O'Brien, courtesy of SLSO

There’s something about those whales flying through the air in the film Fantasia 2000 , says St. Louis Resident Conductor Steven Jarvi. “I would have never have set [Respighi’s] Pines of Rome ... Read more



Photography by Thomas Crone

Researching Zombie Road online, it’s impossible to not think that a pre-Halloween weekend would be the perfect time to wander the trail in suburban Wildwood. Stories cite the walk as one of the m... Read more



Courtesy of the Campbell House

This Thursday, the Campbell House Museum opens its doors for a nighttime Halloween tour of the house. It begins at 7:30 p.m. and will last about 45 minutes, making it a perfect stop for trick-or-tr... Read more



Photography by Diane Anderson

On Tuesday, October 22, the Peabody Opera House hosted a party to kick off its Broadway season, inviting subscribers and season ticket holders to enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres before sitting d... Read more



Courtesy of the Regional Arts Commission

On Friday, October 25, the exhibit. “ ORIGINS: Natural Selections ,” opens at the Gallery at the Regional Arts Commission . The show is a collaborative effort between two artists, photographer Lar... Read more



David Pegram as Chet Simpkins. ©Photo by Jerry Naunheim, Jr.

From Friday, October 18 through Sunday, November 10, Fly will be performed at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis . The play, written by Tray Ellis and Ricardo Khan, relates the turbulent story o... Read more


If you missed it: On the October 15 episode of The Arsenio Hall Show , Nelly made a bet with Arsenio. If the Dodgers beat the Cards in the NLCS, he'd come on the show and perform "Country Grammar,... Read more


If it seems that L ook/Listen just recently featured a local visit by Tibetan monks , you’d be kinda right. In August, an eight-member visit by the Monks of Drepung Gomang Monastery came through to... Read more


Maybe you know, maybe you don't: Bill Streeter, the fillmaker behind LoFi St. Louis and Brick by Chance and Fortune ,  has a new enterprise, Hydralic Pictures . (We should note that film and TV... Read more


The most cerebral and cunning moment in director Bill Condon's new techno-thriller, The Fifth Estate, occurs in its final minutes. Julian Assange (Benedict Cumberbatch) the founder and public fac... Read more



Angela Bubash, Brittany Kohl, Zachary Stefaniak, Paul Cereghino, Eileen Engel, Jeff Loeffler, Anna Skidis, C.E. Fifer (seated) in Stray Dog's production of "Evil Dead: The Musical." Photo by John Lamb

Boos and salutations. October means black Jell-O at the Halloween potluck, the “Monster Mash” on the box, and various and sundry attempts to thrill and chill onstage, even. This month in theater in... Read more



Photographs by Thomas Crone

For a decade and change, I’ve passed through various incarnations of the Artica festival, though before this year, I was never a participant, as such. That said, anyone that goes to the fall arts... Read more


On Saturday, October 12, Webster Groves will host the free, annual event, Art on the Town. This event brings together local artists, performers and musicians to share their talents with the communi... Read more



Gert Goetz, AKA Mr. Oktoberfest, and friends

This weekend, Soulard hosts its 10th annual Oktoberfest. It is a monumental celebration of German heritage; an event packed with boundless German entertainment, from its 2,000 kegs of beer and 1,00... Read more


In August of 2008, a tragedy occurred near the summit of the notorious 8,611-meter Pakistani peak K2, resulting in the deaths of eleven mountaineers. It is precisely the sort of chilling, real-worl... Read more


We were in a Starbucks, seated near a window, ignoring customers rushing in for their morning coffee, attempting to ignore the machines loudly grinding out the steaming beverages, tuning out the mu... Read more



Photograph by Nika States

Folk rock aficionados would be sorry to miss the Song Preservation Society (SPS) as they appear at Off Broadway on October 10. This guitar-playing trio of vocalists presents music that’s both r... Read more



Photograph by Carl Socolow

The Sheldon Concert Hall welcomes Alarm Will Sound (AWS) as they open their second season in St. Louis on Wednesday, October 9. This unique chamber orchestra focuses on the performance and prolifer... Read more