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The Insider: 4.7.21

sealing the deal | After 19 years leading the Saint Louis Zoo, Dana Brown President and CEO Jeffrey Bonner, Ph.D., has announced his intention to retire at the end of this year. Bonner came to the zoo in 2002, and during his tenure, it served more than 56 million visitors and established some of its most dynamic experiences and habitats. 
Photo: Photo: Ray Meibaum, Saint Louis Zoo


Duane Reed Gallery will be home to the first U.S. solo exhibition from Japanese sculptor Harumi Nakashima. The exhibit will run April 24 to May 29. 


Lift For Life Academy’s annual Fashion Extravaganza is going virtual! Join from home on April 29 for a look at the school and its design program, including students ‘walking the runway.’ For more information, visit liftforlifeacademy.org.


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In celebration of its 40th annual Leader Lunch, YWCA St. Louis has created HERStory St. Louis: Words of Wisdom to My Younger Self, a collection of letters written by members of the YWCA Academy of Leaders. Copies are available for purchase at ywcastl.org/herstorystl.


Cinemaphiles will want to check out the 14th annual QFest St. Louis, running virtually April 16 to 25. Presented by Cinema St. Louis, the LGBTQ film festival will include 24 works, including shorts, narrative features and documentaries. For a full schedule and tickets, visit cinemastlouis.org/qfest.

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