Author Archives: Nicholas Phillips

Catch a Kaleidoscopic Curation of Colors at Koken

Catch a Kaleidoscopic Curation of Colors at Koken

For the 2018 edition of the Metro Trans Umbrella Group’s annual art show, the group is returning to where the tradition began five years ago: Koken Art Factory in the Fox Park neighborhood. Curator Alex Johnmeyer says that for a suggested donation of $5, guests can catch a stage show featuring variety acts, live music

Saturday Scrummage

If you have a thing for callus-knuckled rugby players, you’ll be able to cheer on (and maybe check out) more than 70 of them on April 7 in Forest Park. At the Spring Fever tournament — an event organized by International Gay Rugby — five teams will be competing, all with incredible names: the Dallas

Up for an Adult-Level Wonderland? Venture Down This Rabbit Hole

The deeper you venture into Wonderland at 2720 this weekend, the curiouser and curiouser it will feel. The organizers at Xhibition Art (Lola Von Ella, Mimi Le Uke and others) are promising three floors of immersive erotic art experience. The theme: Alice in Wonderland, with a “decidedly adult twist.” All guests are strongly encouraged to

Tone-Deaf Tenderness

Max & Louie Productions, a mid-sized St. Louis theater nonprofit that staged the Grey Gardens musical last year, is back again with another foray into camp. This time, it’s the play Souvenir. The show is based on the true story of society matron Florence Foster Jenkins, a rich 1920s egomaniac who yearned to be a

A Crooner Comes A-Caroling

Stage performer Tim Schall knows the winter holidays can usher in a whole sleigh-full of emotions, from the mirthful to the melancholy. That’s why he’s bringing all of them out in song December 14 at the Stage, an event space run by KDHX 88.1 FM in Grand Center. Backed by his longtime accompanist Carol Schmidt


A grudge match is upon us, ladies and gentlemen! The pent-up anger goes back to last April, when two-time Arch Rival Roller Derby champions the Stunt Devils tried to clinch a three-peat, but fell instead to the hungry Smashinistas in the season finale. Now the Stunt Devils are hell-bent on showing that it was all

The Telethon, Trans-formed

This ain’t your grandad’s telethon! Starting at noon tomorrow, the Metro Trans Umbrella Group of St. Louis will stage a 24-hour variety show on Facebook and YouTube to raise money for MTUG’s many trans-oriented programs. The telethon will have a bit of everything: Musician Kristen Goodman will play a set, designer Maxi Glamour will put