BLACK HISTORY MONTH…2/8 CELEBRATE THE GOSPEL Vocalist Mardra
Thomas performs a special program at 3 p.m. in the Shoenberg
Theater at the Missouri Botanical Garden. Free with Garden
admission; 577-9400 or mobot.org.
2/12-15 FESTIVAL OF AFRICAN AND AFRICAN-AMERICAN MUSIC Hear
internationally acclaimed performers and local artists and attend
discussions with African heritage scholars in a four-day event
celebrating composers and artists of African descent. $55 students
or $100 adults; 289-4052. See fesaam.org for times and locations. 2/19
& 20 GALLERY TALK: AFRICAN- AMERICAN ART & ARTISTS Join
Danielle Burns, Saint Louis Art Museum’s Romare Bearden fellow, for
a discussion on African American art in the museum’s collection.
Free; meet at the information center. 11 a.m. Feb. 19 and 6 p.m.
Feb. 20. 2/22 BLUE NOTE RECORDS 7OTH ANNIVERSARY TOUR To celebrate
the jazz label, an all-star band featuring Ravi Coltrane, Nicholas
Payton, Steve Wilson, Peter Bernstein, Bill Charlap, Peter
Washington and Lewis Nash performs at The Sheldon Concert Hall at
7:30 p.m. $40; jazzstl.org or
289-4034. 2/26 — 3/1 E. DESMOND LEE AFRICA WORLD DOCUMENTARY FILM
FESTIVAL The Missouri History Museum screens films addressing a
broad range of topics related to Africa, including post-war healing
in Rwanda and Liberia, minority comedians, the struggle of
refugees, the roles of women, Vodou and the search for family
history. Purchase tickets and find a schedule at mohistory.org.