The Neosho Arts Council and other arts organizations throughout Missouri have creatively shifted events from in-person to virtual.

Virtual Missouri arts events

Mark your calendar for these limited-time-only happenings. Enjoy dance and theater performances, concerts, movies, artist conversations and more, streaming live on platforms like Facebook and Zoom. There are also virtual camps and classes for children, teens, and adults.

For arts organizations’ ongoing resources without expiration dates, check our website here.

Friday, July 10 – Saturday, July 11

Monday, July 6, 7 p.m. – each night through Friday, July 10, 7 p.m.
“I Love Movies” Trivia Nights
• CINEMA ST. LOUIS
Cinema St. Louis’ annual movie-themed trivia contest is online this year on Crowdpurr.com (thanks to an anonymous donor). Questions are themed into groups of 20 spread across five nights. Play on one night or all five! This is an individual contest for prizes each night, with a grand prize and supreme bragging rights for the participant with the highest overall point total. Once you register, your email address is added to the VIP guest list for entrance into the contest each night. The themes are announced daily on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. $10 registration covers all five nights.

Friday, July 10 – Saturday, July 11 (continues through July 19)
20th Annual Whitaker St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase
• CINEMA ST. LOUIS
Stream 15 presentations on demand at any time through July 19, from full-length fiction features and documentaries to multi-film compilations of fiction and documentary shorts. For instance: a documentary on “The Ballad of John Henry” and narrative shorts themed to “Fateful Decisions.” All films were shot in the St. Louis region or were written, directed, or produced by St. Louis-area residents or by filmmakers with strong local ties who are now working elsewhere. The festival also includes free master classes on July 11, 12, 18, and 19. Individual tickets for films, $10 general, $8 students and CSL members. Five-film passes, $35 general, $30 CSL members. All-access passes, $75 general, $60 CSL members.

FREE
Friday, July 10, 7 p.m.
Opera Sneak Peek: “Tales of Hoffmann”
• UNION AVENUE OPERA | St. Louis
Join us livestreaming on Facebook and on YouTube on what would have been our opening night of Jacques Offenbach’s fantastical “Les Contes d’Hoffmann”—Tales of Hoffman—for a special video treat with director J.J. Hudson along with Brooklyn Snow (Olympia/Giulietta/Antonia) and Emma Sorenson (Nicklausse). We are moving our entire slate of planned 2020 performances to summer 2021.

FREE WITH REGISTRATION
Saturday, July 11, 1 p.m.
Film Master Class: “Finding Financing”
• CINEMA ST. LOUIS
First of four classes on “Making and Distributing an Independent Narrative Feature,” part of the 20th Annual Whitaker St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase. The livestreaming class is moderated by Cliff Froehlich, executive director of Cinema St. Louis. The class features these panelists: director, producer, actor, and screenwriter Srikant Chellappa; executive producer David Johnson; lawyer and filmmaker Jay Kanzler, and Andrea Sporcic Klund, film commissioner for Missouri who runs the Missouri Film Office.

Sunday, July 12 – Saturday, July 18

Sunday, July 12 – Saturday, July 18 (continues through July 19)
20th Annual Whitaker St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase
• CINEMA ST. LOUIS
Stream 15 presentations on demand at any time through July 19, from full-length fiction features and documentaries to multi-film compilations of fiction and documentary shorts. For instance: a documentary on “The Ballad of John Henry” and narrative shorts themed to “Fateful Decisions.” All films were shot in the St. Louis region or were written, directed, or produced by St. Louis-area residents or by filmmakers with strong local ties who are now working elsewhere. The festival also includes free master classes on July 12, 18, and 19. Individual tickets for films, $10 general, $8 students and CSL members. Five-film passes, $35 general, $30 CSL members. All-access passes, $75 general, $60 CSL members.

FREE WITH REGISTRATION
Sunday, July 12, 1 p.m.
Film Master Class: “Developing a Budget”
• CINEMA ST. LOUIS
Second of four classes on “Making and Distributing an Independent Narrative Feature,” part of the 20th Annual Whitaker St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase. The livestreaming class is moderated by Srikant Chellappa, board member of Cinema St. Louis and writer-director of “Bad Grandmas.” The class features these panelists: producer Michael Beugg; designer, writer, and producer Efi da Silva; writer, director, actor, and musician Catherine Dudley-Rose; and director, screenwriter, producer, and author Dan Mirvish.

FREE
Monday, July 13, 8:15 p.m.
Muny Magic in Your Home: Mikaela Bennett and Alex Prakken
• THE MUNY | St. Louis
Final performance in the five-week series of intimate performances from Muny Magic at The Sheldon, the cabaret concerts by St. Louis’ summertime outdoor musical theater. Muny newcomer Mikaela Bennett together with St. Louis native and former Muny Kid and Teen Alex Prakken take you on a journey through the musical theater songbook.

FREE
Tuesday, July 14, 7 p.m.
Online Movie Club: “The Shining”
• CINEMA ST. LOUIS
Share your love of cinema with other fans without leaving your home. Every other week, Cinema St. Louis selects a film you can view on a streaming service, then hosts the discussion online. Up next is Stanley Kubrick’s terrifying psychological horror story, “The Shining.” Watch the movie by July 14, and join the free live discussion that evening via Zoom with Colin O’Brien, longtime film lover and St. Louis International Film Festival venue supervisor.

Thursday, July 16, 4 p.m.
Photography Digital Happy Hour
• INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM | St. Louis
See the world through the lens of photographers and exhibition curators Greg Barth, Carl Valle, Donald McKenna, and Richard Springler as they share their images via Zoom and give insights on how you can improve your own travel photography. $10 general, $5 IPHF members.

FREE
Thursday, July 16, 7:30 p.m.
Season of Stream Vol. 2: Sounds of St. Louis: Brady Lewis Quintet
• JAZZ ST. LOUIS
Every Thursday through September 3 comes a brand-new concert featuring St. Louis jazz artists safely recorded on state at Jazz St. Louis. Experience the show live via a Facebook livestreaming watch party and on YouTube.This week features the Brady Lewis Quintet. An artist-in-residence with the Kranzberg Arts Foundation, Mr. Lewis sates his appetite for musical knowledge by serving up jazz that melds forms of blues, hip-hop, Motown-era soul, indie rock, and even bluegrass that keeps people coming back for more.

FREE
Thursday, July 16, 8:15 p.m.
Muny Magic in Your Home: Mikaela Bennett and Alex Prakken
• THE MUNY | St. Louis
Final performance in the five-week series of intimate performances from Muny Magic at The Sheldon, the cabaret concerts by St. Louis’ summertime outdoor musical theater. Muny newcomer Mikaela Bennett together with St. Louis native and former Muny Kid and Teen Alex Prakken take you on a journey through the musical theater songbook. Thursday’s livestream includes a version with captions and audio description.

Friday, July 17 – Saturday, July 18 (continues through July 23)
Robert Classic French Film Festival 2020
• CINEMA ST. LOUIS
Three highlights of the planned live festival become a streaming event: Marguerite Duras’ strange and glamorous “India Song,” René Clément’s stylish thriller “Rider on the Rain,” and a new restoration of Jacqueline Audry’s “Olivia,” a seminal work of female-directed and queer cinema wrapped inside a mysterious period drama. All films are in French with English subtitles. The programs feature recorded introductions and post-film discussions with film or French scholars and critics. Access to programs is limited to Missouri and Illinois. Individual tickets, $10 general, $8 CSL members and students. All-access passes, $25 general, $20 CSL members.

Saturday, July 18, 10 a.m.
Workshop: “Flying Cameras: Drone Photography With Justin Banner of STL From Above”
• INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM | St. Louis
Learn via Zoom how successful drone photography starts with smart planning: finding a drone to fit your needs, mastering controls to build trust in the drone, learning the FAA laws for legal flying, and finally composition of the photo. $10 general, $5 IPHF members.

FREE WITH REGISTRATION
Saturday, July 18, 1 p.m.
Film Master Class: “Casting”
• CINEMA ST. LOUIS
Third of four classes on “Making and Distributing an Independent Narrative Feature,” part of the 20th Annual Whitaker St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase. The livestreaming class is moderated by Cliff Froehlich, executive director of Cinema St. Louis. The class features these panelists: writer, director, and actor David Martyn Conley; filmmaker and professor of film/video Brian Jun; director Cody Stokes; and casting director Joni Tackette.

Sunday, July 19 – Saturday, July 25

Sunday, July 19 – FINAL DAY
20th Annual Whitaker St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase
• CINEMA ST. LOUIS
Stream 15 presentations on demand at any time through July 19, from full-length fiction features and documentaries to multi-film compilations of fiction and documentary shorts. For instance: a documentary on “The Ballad of John Henry” and narrative shorts themed to “Fateful Decisions.” All films were shot in the St. Louis region or were written, directed, or produced by St. Louis-area residents or by filmmakers with strong local ties who are now working elsewhere. The festival also includes a free master class on July 19. Individual tickets for films, $10 general, $8 students and CSL members. Five-film passes, $35 general, $30 CSL members. All-access passes, $75 general, $60 CSL members.

FREE WITH REGISTRATION
Sunday, July 19, 1 p.m.
Film Master Class: “Securing Distribution”
• CINEMA ST. LOUIS
Final of four classes on “Making and Distributing an Independent Narrative Feature,” part of the 20th Annual Whitaker St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase. The livestreaming class is moderated by Srikant Chellappa, board member of Cinema St. Louis and writer-director of “Bad Grandmas.” The class features these panelists: producer and distributor Gayle Gallagher; producer and distributor Tom Malloy; and writer and producer Daniel Blake Smith.

FREE
Sunday, July 19, 7 p.m.
Awards Presentation for Whitaker St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase
• CINEMA ST. LOUIS
Presentation of the jury awards from the 10-day festival, including a $500 prize to the Best Showcase Film, and announcement of the films that will move on to the Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival in November.

Sunday, July 19 – Thursday, July 23
Robert Classic French Film Festival 2020
• CINEMA ST. LOUIS
Three highlights of the planned live festival become a streaming event: Marguerite Duras’ strange and glamorous “India Song,” René Clément’s stylish thriller “Rider on the Rain,” and a new restoration of Jacqueline Audry’s “Olivia,” a seminal work of female-directed and queer cinema wrapped inside a mysterious period drama. All films are in French with English subtitles. The programs feature recorded introductions and post-film discussions with film or French scholars and critics. Access is limited to Missouri and Illinois. Individual tickets, $10 general, $8 CSL members and students. All-access passes, $25 general, $20 CSL members.

FREE
Wednesday, July 22, 12 p.m.
Lunch & Learn: IN UNISON Chorus
• ST. LOUIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Join staff and panelists from the SLSO’s IN UNISON and Community Programs on Zoom to Lunch & Learn. IN UNISON is the SLSO’s signature program devoted to the performance and preservation of music of African and African-American cultures. The program includes a chorus, 33 partner churches that host performances with SLSO musicians, and coaching and mentorship opportunities for young people.

Wednesday, July 22, 6 p.m.
Workshop: “Black and White Landscape Photography With Jack Curran,” Part 1 of 3
• INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM | St. Louis
This three part digital workshop series on Zoom covers the full process of capturing dramatic black and white landscape photographs. Part 1: “Previsualizing the Final Outcome via the Elements of Presence in B&W Landscape.” You can take all three classes, two, or just one. All three classes: $125 general, $100 IPHF members. Individual classes: $50/class general, $40/class IPHF members.

FREE
Wednesday, July, 22, 7 p.m. – Sunday, July 26
Musical theater: “So Near, So Far”
• MIZZOU THEATRE | Columbia
Join us for a world premiere event! We will take a deep dive into all that it means to be human in these crazy, wonderful, and uncertain times through the powerful theatrical songs of Brett Kristofferson. Through individual stories, we create narratives that keep us connected to each other, no matter the distance.

FREE
Thursday, July 23, 7:30 p.m.
Season of Stream Vol. 2: Sounds of St. Louis: Artist TBA
• JAZZ ST. LOUIS
Every Thursday through September 3 comes a brand-new concert featuring St. Louis jazz artists safely recorded on state at Jazz St. Louis. Experience the show live via a Facebook livestreaming watch party.

FREE
Thursday, July 23, 8:30 p.m. – Saturday, July 25, all day (continuing through July 30)
Best of Dancing With Missouri Stars
• MISSOURI CONTEMPORARY BALLET | Columbia
We are showcasing our favorite celebrity performances from the last 12 years on our YouTube channel. You decide on who is the Champion for Best of Dancing With Missouri Stars by voting online. The video is livestreamed on YouTube for voting for one week. At that point, the Champion will be announced on our social media platforms.

Sunday, July 26 – Saturday, August 1

FREE
Sunday, July 26 – FINAL DAY
Musical theater: “So Near, So Far”
• MIZZOU THEATRE | Columbia
Join us for a world premiere event! We will take a deep dive into all that it means to be human in these crazy, wonderful, and uncertain times through the powerful theatrical songs of Brett Kristofferson. Through individual stories, we create narratives that keep us connected to each other, no matter the distance.

FREE
Sunday, July 26, all day – Thursday, July 30, 5 p.m.
Best of Dancing With Missouri Stars
• MISSOURI CONTEMPORARY BALLET | Columbia
We are showcasing our favorite celebrity performances from the last 12 years livestreaming on our YouTube channel. You decide on who is the Champion for Best of Dancing With Missouri Stars by voting online. We’ll announce the Champion on our social media platforms.

FREE
Tuesday, July 28, 2 p.m.
5th Annual Joplin Arts & Cultural Preview
• CONNECT2CULTURE | Joplin
In just two minutes each, 25 Joplin-area arts and cultural organizations—from Heartland Opera Theatre to the Langston Hughes Cultural Society—tell their stories and share what they have planned for the 2020/2021 year. Everyone is invited! Attend via Zoom or Facebook livestream.

FREE
Thursday, July 30, 7:30 p.m.
Season of Stream Vol. 2: Sounds of St. Louis: Artist TBA
• JAZZ ST. LOUIS
Every Thursday through September 3 comes a brand-new concert featuring St. Louis jazz artists safely recorded on state at Jazz St. Louis. Experience the show live via a Facebook livestreaming watch party.

FREE
Friday, July 31, 7 p.m.
Opera Sneak Peek: “The Barber of Seville”
• UNION AVENUE OPERA | St. Louis
Join us livestreaming on Facebook and YouTube [event links to come] on what would have been our opening night of Gioachino Rossini’s effervescent “Il barbiere di Siviglia”—The Barber of Seville—for a special video treat with artists of the production. We are moving our entire slate of planned 2020 performances to summer 2021.

Sunday, August 2 – Saturday, August 8

FREE
Thursday, August 6, 7:30 p.m.
Season of Stream Vol. 2: Sounds of St. Louis: Artist TBA
• JAZZ ST. LOUIS
Every Thursday through September 3 comes a brand-new concert featuring St. Louis jazz artists safely recorded on state at Jazz St. Louis. Experience the show live via a Facebook livestreaming watch party.

Sunday, August 9 – Saturday, August 15

FREE
Thursday, August 13, 7:30 p.m.
Season of Stream Vol. 2: Sounds of St. Louis: Artist TBA
• JAZZ ST. LOUIS
Every Thursday through September 3 comes a brand-new concert featuring St. Louis jazz artists safely recorded on state at Jazz St. Louis. Experience the show live via a Facebook livestreaming watch party.

Sunday, August 16 – Saturday, August 22

Wednesday, August 19, 6 p.m.
Workshop: “Black and White Landscape Photography With Jack Curran,” Part 2 of 3
• INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM | St. Louis
This three part digital workshop series on Zoom covers the full process of capturing dramatic black and white landscape photographs. Part 2: “Expanding the Range of Light – You Don’t Need Epic Light to Create an Epic Photo in B&W – Post Processing In Adobe Lightroom.” You can take all three classes, two, or just one. For the full series, register by July 22. All three classes: $125 general, $100 IPHF members. Individual classes: $50/class general, $40/class IPHF members.

FREE
Thursday, August 20, 7:30 p.m.
Season of Stream Vol. 2: Sounds of St. Louis: Artist TBA
• JAZZ ST. LOUIS
Every Thursday through September 3 comes a brand-new concert featuring St. Louis jazz artists safely recorded on state at Jazz St. Louis. Experience the show live via a Facebook livestreaming watch party.

FREE
Friday, August 21, 7 p.m.
Opera Sneak Peek: “The Cradle Will Rock”
• UNION AVENUE OPERA | St. Louis
Join us livestreaming on Facebook and YouTube [event links to come] on what would have been our opening night of Mark Blitzstein’s powerful allergy of corruption and corporate greed, “The Cradle Will Rock,” for a special video treat with artists of the production. We are moving our entire slate of planned 2020 performances to summer 2021.

Sunday, August 23 – Saturday, August 29

FREE
Thursday, August 27, 7:30 p.m.
Season of Stream Vol. 2: Sounds of St. Louis: Artist TBA
• JAZZ ST. LOUIS
Every Thursday through September 3 comes a brand-new concert featuring St. Louis jazz artists safely recorded on state at Jazz St. Louis. Experience the show live via a Facebook livestreaming watch party.

Sunday, August 30 – Saturday, September 5

FREE
Thursday, September 3, 7:30 p.m.
Season of Stream Vol. 2: Sounds of St. Louis: Artist TBA
• JAZZ ST. LOUIS
Final evening in the 10-part series of brand-new concerts featuring St. Louis jazz artists safely recorded on state at Jazz St. Louis. Experience the show live via a Facebook livestreaming watch party.

Sunday, September 20 – Saturday, September 26

Wednesday, September 23, 6 p.m.
Workshop: “Black and White Landscape Photography With Jack Curran,” Part 3 of 3
• INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM | St. Louis
This three part digital workshop series on Zoom covers the full process of capturing dramatic black and white landscape photographs. Part 3: “Building the Master Print File.” You can take all three classes, two, or just one. For the full series, register by July 22. All three classes: $125 general, $100 IPHF members. Individual classes: $50/class general, $40/class IPHF members.

Summer Camps and Classes for Children, Teens, and Adults

FREE WITH ADVANCE REGISTRATION
Mondays–Saturdays, 10 a.m.
Company Dance Class Livestream
• THE BIG MUDDY DANCE COMPANY | St. Louis
Join The Big Muddy dancers on Zoom in their daily morning company ballet class.

July 7-28
Watercolor Landscape Painting Course
• BRANSON REGIONAL ARTS COUNCIL
Four-week program of a one-hour class each week on Tuesdays 6-7 p.m. for students ages 16 and up. Join Missouri artist Jessica Lowe live on Zoom, plus enjoy special instructional streaming videos. $40.

July 13-17
Summer Intensive Dance Classes
• THE BIG MUDDY DANCE COMPANY | St. Louis
One-week intensive of jazz, ballet, and contemporary techniques for students ages 18+. Classes are taught by The Big Muddy’s artistic director and dancers, plus nationally renowned guest faculty. $200-$750.

July 13-24
Summer Drama Classes
• THE COTERIE THEATRE | Kansas City
One-week and two-week half-day programs take children and teens from kindergarten through Grade 12 on theatrical adventures. Each camp has a different theme and focus, from rocket shops to comedy improvisation. Some programs are virtual and some are in-person; check the link on the name of the class in which you are interested to get details. $100-$190.

July 13-24
Shakespeare Summer Camp
• HEART OF AMERICA SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL | Kansas City
Shakespeare Exploration for ages 15-18 runs July 13-24 (enroll by July 10). This two-week all-day program includes live sessions on Zoom, individualized coaching, and interactive projects. Students explore Shakespeare’s plays, life, and times, learning theater crafts and acting techniques to bring the text to life. The camp concludes with a virtual performance for family and friends. $300.

July 13-31
Summer Arts Camps
• DAYSPRING ARTS & EDUCATION | Maryland Heights
One-week and three-day programs of 90-minute sessions for children ages 3-5, 5-8, and 10-13. Themes include ballet/creative movement, ukulele, and an outer space-themed STEAM program. Each session begins with a live virtual meeting and includes prerecorded videos of activities. Some camps include materials like a craft supply package or instructional CD. $40-$100.

July 13 – August 7
Summer Arts Camps
• KANSAS CITY YOUNG AUDIENCES COMMUNITY SCHOOL OF THE ARTS
One-week programs of 50-minute sessions, held live on Zoom, for children ages 4-13. There are morning and afternoon options, and it’s possible to choose both to create a full day of camp. Each week features two of these artistic disciplines: dance, music, theater, visual arts. Visual Art Camps include a kit of supplies. $75-$140.

July 13 – August 14
Summer Art Camp-to-Go
• COLUMBIA ART LEAGUE
One-week all-day programs for children ages 6-16. Each camp includes detailed instructions, resources, and materials for two or more skill-building, creative activities per day, a daily Zoom meeting with the instructor and fellow classmates, and a week-end student exhibition in CAL’s 3D virtual gallery space. Themes include Fiber Fun, Stop Motion Animation, Art Under the Sea and more. $125-$145.

July 27 – August 7
Creative Arts Camps
• METRO THEATER COMPANY | St. Louis
A variety of one-week half-day camps for pre-K through Grade 5, exploring drama, visual art, creative movement, and music. Camps mix live online activities with at-home follow-ups. $100.