Events & Programs

Reset
January 17, 2014 daily events through January 25

Play. Break Dancing. Nail Art. Drag. Yoga. Experience the Pulitzer in ways you never expected.


Friday, January 17 - Saturday, January 25, 2014

Expect the unexpected during Reset at the Pulitzer. Taking place during short periods between exhibitions, this unconventional series of programs opens the building for new encounters. Reset offers a broad spectrum of immersive and participatory experiences, providing new ways to engage with visual art, music, dance, film, and performance in the Pulitzer gallery space.

For the first iteration of Reset, artist David Scanavino transforms the main gallery with a site-specific floor sculpture Candy Crush. Scanavino considers his installations social spaces and invites visitors to move freely on the piece and subsume oneself in its colorful, geometric design.

Friday, January 17
Sound Waves: Candy Crush
6 pm -- Artist Conversation with David Scanavino
7-10 pm -- Live Music

6pm - artist talk
7-8pm - née
8:30-9:45 - California Wives

Celebrate the opening of Reset and the site-specific commission, Candy Crush by David Scanavino with an artist conversation and live musical performance. Scanavino will discuss his floor sculpture and artistic practice in general. After, spend the evening experiencing Candy Crush with musical performances by née of St. Louis and Chicago-based California Wives. Sound Waves is an ongoing collaboration between the Pulitzer and independent radio station 88.1 KDHX. Free admission.


Saturday, January 18
Yoga

10 am – Noon
Doors open at 9:30 am
Join Urban Breath Yoga instructor Laurie Brockhause for an energetic flow session, with soundtrack by DJ Kate of KDHX's Beep Beep Boop Boop, a radio show dedicated to electronica. ReTrailer Tea will serve refreshments after class. Free admission, but please bring your own mat.

Bamboo for Kids!
Noon – 5 pm
Bamboo for Kids!
inspires families to learn about and make art together. Build forts from recycled materials with Perennial, a St. Louis-based workshop that transforms discarded items into valued resources. Join story-time with Miss Jonesey from Left Bank Books, and enjoy music with KDHX’s Grandfather Stark, host of Musical Merry-Go-Round, a show with family-friendly music of all genres. Fun to be had by all ages! Free admission. Snacks provided.


Sunday, January 19
History of a Culture: The Real Hip Hop

10 am -- Doors open and registration begins
11 am -- Film Screening: The Universe of Keith Haring
1 pm -- Break Styles Dance Class
2 pm -- Ultimate B-boy Championship Open: Preliminary Round
3 pm -- Film Screening: The Freshest Kids: A History of the B-Boy and Q&A with Mr. Freeze
5 pm -- Ultimate B-boy Championship Open: Final Four
6 pm -- Ultimate B-boy Championship Open: Winners Announced

Celebrate the history of hip hop with a day of break dancing and street art. Mr. Freeze, from the legendary Rock Steady Crew and creator of the Ultimate B-boy Championship, comes to the Midwest in search of the next ultimate B-boy. Watch a b-boy (break dancing) battle emceed by Mr. Freeze with cash prizes for 1st and 2nd place; learn breaking, transitions, freezes, quick stops, top rocking and the art of battling with a break styles class; attend film screenings that exemplify the power of dance and street art. Free admission.

Mr. Freeze has received worldwide recognition including appearances in films such as Flash Dance, performing for the Queen of England, serving as Michael Jackson’s personal street style dance teacher, and lecturing internationally about B-boy culture.


Tuesday, January 21
SPACES with COCA Dance

7– 8:30 pm
Doors open at 6:30 pm
Dancers of the Center of Creative Arts (COCA) Dance pre-professional division perform contemporary and modern dance choreographed specifically for the Tadao Ando-designed Pulitzer building. Directed by Christine Kardell, dancers between 15 and 18 years of age will enliven the galleries with movement. Free admission.


Wednesday, January 22
Bamboo for Kids!

9 – 11 am
Bamboo for Kids! inspires families to learn about and make art together. Build forts from recycled materials with Perennial, a St. Louis-based workshop that transforms discarded items into valued resources. Free admission. Snacks provided.

Lunch Beat
Noon – 1 pm
Dance during your lunch break! DJ Boogieman will spin. Pack your own lunch or purchase meals for $10 from MOFU, a St. Louis-based craft tofu company. Free admission.

St. Louis Symphony Concert
7:30 – 9:30 pm
Doors open at 7 pm
The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra performs the United States premiere of John Cage’s Thirty Pieces for Five Orchestras (1981) and Brett Dean’s Sketches for Siegbert (2011). St. Louis Symphony Director David Robertson conducts musicians positioned throughout the Pulitzer building for this performance. Admission is $20 for the general public and $10 for students. Tickets are available through the Powell Hall Box Office at 314.534.1700 or online at stlsymphony.org.


Thursday, January 23
Free Time

8 am – 8 pm
Make the Pulitzer space your own. Wander the building, lounge on Candy Crush, stage a photo shoot, read in the water court, play board games, or simply take a break from your daily routine. Free admission.


Friday, January 24
Bamboo for Kids!

9 – 11 am
Bamboo for Kids! inspires families to learn about and make art together. Build forts from recycled materials with Perennial, a St. Louis-based workshop that transforms discarded items into valued resources. Join Jacob Alsach, instructor from the Folk School at KDHX for a morning of singing and dancing to classic children's songs by Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Leadbelly and more. Fun to be had by all ages! Free admission. Snacks provided.

Vanity Projects presents GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS
6 – 10 pm
Experience Vanity Projects – a New York nail art atelier and video art gallery in the Pulitzer space. Founder Rita de Alencar Pinto curates GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS, a dynamic program of video works by emerging and established contemporary artists and leading celebrity nail artists Nail Swag and Britney Tokyo from L.A., and Spifster from Chicago. Nail designs inspired by David Scanavino’s Candy Crush. Free admission. Manicures are $10 and can be booked in advance at programs@pulitzerarts.org. Appointments include basic color polish with designs on two nails. Remaining openings will be filled that evening on a first come, first serve basis.


Saturday, January 25
Yoga

10 am – Noon
Doors open at 9:30 am
Join Urban Breath Yoga instructor Jee Moon as she leads yoga in the style of tai chi, with soundtrack by DJ Kate of KDHX's Beep Beep Boop Boop, a radio show dedicated to electronica. ReTrailer Tea will serve refreshments after class. Free, but please bring your own mat.

Free Time
Noon – 7 pm
Make the Pulitzer space your own. Wander the building, lounge on Candy Crush, stage a photo shoot, read in the water court, play board games, or simply take a break from your daily routine. Free admission.

About Face Drag Show
7 – 10 pm Make-up and Manicures
8 – 10 pm About Face Drag Show
10 – Midnight After Party with DJ Charlie Buttons

The Pulitzer and GlitterBomb Productions serve up Reset realness. L.A.-based performance artist Raja, St. Louis’ Siren, and artists from St. Louis' vibrant drag scene will explore emotion universally evident in facial expressions. Third season winner of RuPaul's Drag Race, Raja describes her drag as “cerebral and provocative.” She strives to blend the masculine and feminine to create an illusion that is not only beautiful, but also thrilling and poetic. Transform yourself with St. Louis' fiercest make-up artists and manicures by Vanity Projects. Stay after the show to meet the performers. Free admission.