I Live Here: A Night of Storytelling

UMSL @ Grand Center 3651 Olive Street, St. Louis

Join St. Louis Public Radio and We Live Here at UMSL at Grand Center for a live storytelling event in conjunction with the community storytelling collective Second Tuesdays. This event […]


Mostly Clean Comedy

UMSL @ Grand Center 3651 Olive Street, St. Louis

Three Stand-Up Comedians, two hours of laughter, one great venue - and no two-drink minimum. Join us for a night of mostly clean comedy featuring comedians Nick Vatterott, Duke Taylor, […]


A Night of Jazz

UMSL @ Grand Center 3651 Olive Street, St. Louis

In Honor of Dennis Owsley's 35 Years of Jazz Excellence Join St. Louis Public Radio to commemorate Dennis Owsley's 35 Years of bringing great jazz to St. Louis audiences. Live […]


Dancing in The Commons – Tango

Public Media Commons 3653 Olive Street , St Louis

Join us for the inaugural season of Dancing in the Commons, a free summer series in the Public Media Commons. Get into step with professional dancers from Convergence Dance and […]

Ask Me Another in St. Louis

The Pageant 1616 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis

Ask Me Another, NPR’s hilarious hour of puzzles, word games, and trivia, is coming to St Louis to record a very special episode at The Pageant. Don’t miss your opportunity […]


MetroQuest 2018

Urban Chestnut - Grove location 4465 Manchester Avenue, St. Louis

Assemble your team and get ready for the 7th Annual Generation Listen STL MetroQuest. Whether you are new to MetroQuest or looking to defend your title, you won't want to […]


Postponed – STL Storytelling Live

Missouri Athletic Club 405 Washington Avenue, St. Louis

Postponed due to inclement weather. Keep an eye or stlpublicradio.org/events for a new date! What’s the best way to learn about a city? Listen to its stories! Experience St. Louis […]


We Live Here House Party

UMSL @ Grand Center 3651 Olive Street, St. Louis

Join us November 27 for the We Live Here HOUSE PARTY, a free celebration in honor of the show's fourth season. Come mix, mingle and breakdance with the people behind […]


The Science of Beauty, with the Arianna String Quartet

UMSL @ Grand Center 3651 Olive Street, St. Louis

What is the science behind beautiful music making? Join the Arianna String Quartet and UMSL Professor of Biophysics, Sonya Bahar, at UMSL Grand Center on Monday, December 3rd, at 7:30 […]


Paula Poundstone at The Sheldon

The Sheldon 3648 Washington Blvd., St. Louis

Paula Poundstone is one of our country’s preeminent comedians, known for her smart, observational humor and spontaneous wit that has become the stuff of legend. Paula is a popular panelist […]


Beer and Baseball

Public Media Commons 3653 Olive Street , St Louis

Join us for beer, brats, and baseball at “Beer & Baseball!” Sample beers from local microbreweries including 4Hands, Old Bakery, Urban Chestnut, and Earthbound. Bring a folding chair then sit […]


Grand Center Theatre Crawl

Grand Center Arts District 3536 Washington ave., St. Louis

Saint Louis Public Radio presents the 2019 Grand Center Theatre Crawl, a two-day pop-up theatre experience located in and around Grand Center. This event provides a truly unique glimpse into the St. Louis theatre scene. Explore new venues while enjoying short performances by over twenty local theatre companies.

Event FAQs

Arts and cultural events are waiting around every corner throughout the St. Louis region. Explore the abundant creativity our area has to offer. From gallery shows and performances to public installations, St. Louis is rich with culture and the arts in all forms. Browse these links to experience our arts community firsthand.


Due to the ongoing financial impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Regional Arts Commission (RAC) has been working diligently to adjust our annual grantmaking programs to ensure alignment with RAC’s strategic priorities, and in response to feedback from the arts community.


We have gathered a variety of news, information, and other resources to sustain the health and vibrancy of our arts community.


As the leading public catalyst for arts and culture in St. Louis, the Regional Arts Commission leverages the power of creativity to strengthen and enrich our community. Read our commitment to diversity, racial equity, accessibility, and inclusion, and see our strategic plan for the next five years.


Covid-19 has impacted us all. But what it hasn’t changed is RAC’s commitment to finding innovative ways to support arts programming, arts organizations, and individual artists through the pandemic, and to resuming these programs as soon as conditions allow.


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