Here are some of the events and activities happening soon around the state of Missouri:
— “The Cake” presented by the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, March 11 through 20 at the Emerson Studio Theatre at the Loretto-Hilton Center, 130 Edgar Road. The play tells the story of a small-town baker, Della, whose love of baking is matched by the intense affection she feels for Jen, the young woman she helped to raise and views as a surrogate daughter. But when Jen asks Della to bake a cake for her wedding to another woman, Della’s religious beliefs stop her cold. With heart and humor, Brunstetter’s play navigates the messy collision of the personal and the political, while illuminating the humanity of all involved. Tickets are $56 each. Performances are Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 4 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. See more at http://www.repstl.org/events/detail/the-cake.
— “Millet and Modern Art: From Van Gogh to Dali” now through May 17 at the Saint Louis Art Museum, 1 Fine Arts Dr. This groundbreaking exhibition examines, for the first time, the international legacy of French painter Jean-François Millet (1814–1875). Millet was a pioneer in developing innovative imagery of rural peasantry, landscapes, and nudes, and his work had a deep impact on later generations of artists. In the late 19th century, he was arguably the best-known modern painter, and his works sold for the highest prices of any modern pictures at auction. Admission is $15 for adults, $6 for children ages 6 to 12 and free for children 5 and younger. Visit slam.org for details.
— “Sweet Dreams of Patsy,” 7:30 p.m. March 13 and 14 at Bluff City Theater, 212 Broadway. Tickets are $27 per person. Sweet Dreams of Patsy is a 90-minute show dedicated to the music of Patsy Cline and other country legends. Over 15 of Patsy’s hits are featured in this production by Alice Fay, a longtime Branson performer. Visit https://bluffcitytheater.com to order tickets or for more information.
— St. Patrick’s Day Festival and Homebrew Contest, March 14, at American Legion Park, 115 Front St. Visitors can celebrate everything Irish at this outdoor event. Top brewers in the region compete for prizes and bragging rights. Festival-goers can sample craft beers, enjoy live music, take part in the annual corn hole tournament, costume contest and enjoy great food. Admission is $15 to sample beer and includes a souvenir beer stein. This is a family- and dog-friendly event. Call 573.380.3801 or visit http://www.downtownsikeston.org for details.
— The West Plains Brew Fest, 5:30 to 8 p.m. March 14 at the West Plains Civic Center Arena and Exhibition Hall, 110 St. Louis St. The event features craft beer and wine tasting with area brewers and vintners. Admission is $25 in advance or $35 at the door. Visitors must be ages 21 or older and have valid ID to enter. Visit westplainsarts.org to order tickets or for more information.
— The Stained Glass Theatre presents “Sarah, Plain and Tall” now through 14, 830 East High St. Set in the early 1900s, this play tells the story of a Kansas farmer, Jacob Witting, a widower who places an ad in the newspapers seeking a wife. Tickets are $10 per person. Visit https://www.sgtmidmo.org for more information.
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