By Daniel Strawhun, A&E Editor

The Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center – Courtesy of

On March 7, the UMSL School of Fine and Performing Arts will present the annual spring jazz ensemble and lab band concert. The concert will take place at the Touhill Performing Arts Center and will showcase music from Pat Matheny, the Beatles, Count Basie, and John Clayton. The School of Fine and Performing Arts will also host the wind ensemble concert on the following day, March 8, at the Touhill. The concert will feature Symphony No. 1 “Lord of the Rings” by Johan DiMeij,  “Fortress” by Frank Ticheli,  “Moon by Night” by John Newman, and others. Both concerts are free, open to the public, and begin at 7:30 p.m.

Gallery Visio – Courtesy of The Current Archives

Come visit Gallery Visio’s new visual art exhibition “It Figures.” The exhibition features works made by student artists and will be open for viewing Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. until April 8. There will also be an awards ceremony on March 7 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The following was taken from the promotional flyer for “It Figures”: “Hello. Are you tired of being a human being? Me too. Join the University of Missouri–St. Louis for an art exhibition exploring how students think about and express the topic of being human.”

Orchids – Courtesy of the Missouri Botanical Garden

The Missouri Botanical Garden is currently hosting its annual Orchid Show. The show, which continues through March 26, is open daily from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and features specimens from the garden’s living collection of over 6,500 individual orchids. The Orchid Show is on display in the Orthwein Floral Display Hall in the Ridgway Center and requires a an additional $5 upcharge when purchasing a normal garden ticket.