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Upcoming events

28
May
2017

05-28-2017 12:00 am - 06-13-2017

Upstream Theater explores themes of overcoming division with the St. Louis Premiere of Nicholas Wright’s A HUMAN BEING DIED THAT NIGHT, based on the bestselling book by South African psychologist Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, about her real-life interviews of Eugene de Kock, a South African government sanctioned political assassin, nick-named "Prime Evil" for his crimes against anti-apartheid activists. During the 1990s, psychologist Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela interviewed Eugene de Kock, commanding officer of the South African government's death squad stationed at Vlakplaas--a man who had ordered and carried out the torture and murder of dozens of anti-apartheid activists, earning the nickname “Prime Evil.” De Kock was serving a 212-year prison sentence for crimes against humanity.

28
May
2017

05-28-2017 -3:00 pm

PARKING AVAILABLE • FREE TO ATTEND

OPENS AT 9AM • CLOSES AT 3PM

DOG, BIKE & FAMILY FRIENDLY

BEER AND WINE SERVED ACROSS THE STREET AT THE IRISH CORNER PUB AND CORNER GATES

 
28
May
2017

05-28-2017

Join us for the 4th Annual TOUR de TACO ride! We will be leaving from Mike's Bikes STL and riding at a casual pace to enjoy delicious taco creations by Mission Taco Joint, Taco Circus, Atomic Cowboy, and El Burro Loco.

28
May
2017

05-28-2017

"Join a rotating cast of some of St. Louis’ finest musicians for “The Dark Room Brunch Sessions”. Two sets of tunes from 11am-1:30pm is paired with our brand new brunch menu, served 10am-3pm. More info: http://www.thedarkroomstl.com/

 

28
May
2017

05-28-2017

Music at a winery!

28
May
2017

05-28-2017
28
May
2017

In its season finale, the Saint Louis Chamber Chorus will focus on themes of “Return and Rediscovery.”  The program features several reconstructions of fragmentary Renaissance works by Sheppard, Fattorini and Gesualdo.  The return of Roman poet Catullus to Sirmio is recalled in music by Hungarian Mátyás Seiber and American Goth composer, Monica Richards.  The travails of Odysseus” are explored in a pair of settings, including a world premiere, “Ceaselessly Weaving Your Name,” by British composer Judith Bingham. The composer will be on hand to hear the first performance of her work.    

 

The Chamber Chorus will also sing pieces exploring the re-purposing of old texts and music.  American master Rorem contributes an early song cycle, “From An Unknown Past.”  Concert-goers will also hear how 19th century composer, Peter Cornelius wed his own Psalm-like texts to instrumental music of Bach to create, “Drei Psalmlieder.”  

 

All are invited to a reception immediately following the concert.  Audience members will have a chance to meet composer Judith Bingham...and thank retiring Executive Director Linda Ryder for her 20 years of outstanding service to the Saint Louis Chamber Chorus. 

 

Join us for “Return and Rediscovery,” Sunday, May 28 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church.  Parking is free!

28
May
2017

Rocky & the Wranglers' monthly matinee with the best in Blues and Americana at the home of the Blues in St. Louis. Featuring music from their new album

28
May
2017

05-28-2017 - 06-13-2017

May 12-14, 18-21 and 25-28

 All shows 8 PM except Sundays

 May 14 and 21 at 7 PM, May 28 at 2 PM

$30 General Admission / $25 Seniors 65+ / $20 Students with ID

A Human Being Died That Night

 By Nicolas Wright, from the bestselling book by Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela

During the 1990s, psychologist Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela interviewed Eugene de Kock, commanding officer of the South African government’s death squad stationed at Vlakplaas–a man who had ordered and carried out the torture and murder of dozens of anti-apartheid activists, earning the nickname “Prime Evil.” De Kock was serving a 212-year prison sentence for crimes against humanity.

She conducted these interviews as part of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission that held tribunals in which victims and survivors confronted policemen, government officials, and others who injured and killed blacks under apartheid. Victims and survivors had the opportunity to speak of their pain, question de Kock and others, and—if they chose—to offer forgiveness, something that could be given only once the “apartheid of the mind” had been broken and the existence of something to forgive had been admitted.

But how does one even begin to forgive crimes of that magnitude, especially when our very idea of justice is tied to concepts of revenge and righteous anger? Does forgiving the criminal dishonor the loved ones who died at his hands? And how can any nation–including our own–overcome the injustices of the past?

Nicholas Wright takes us inside the prison where these interviews were conducted for a moving study of remorse, a timely call for truth and accountability, and a remarkable exploration of the power of forgiveness.

28
May
2017

05-28-2017 - 06-06-2017

a new play by Michael Erickson

A student in a college creative writing class writes a story about a student, much like himself, who brings a gun to class and begins shooting his classmates and instructor, much like the actual people in the class. Fearful that the story is a blueprint for a real shooting, the instructor alerts university officials and tries to have the student removed from her class. But the student fights back. He argues she is trying to censor his freedom of speech, and that she is biased against his gender and race. The instructor is soon on the defensive. Her career and her reputation are on the line. Has she overreacted? Or is there something deeper, more dangerous lurking here?

Cast:

 Christina Rios

 Bradley Rohlf

 Taylor Gruenloh

Directed by Taylor Gruenloh

Scenic Design by Katie Palazzola

Lighting Design by Brittanie Gunn

29
May
2017

43rd ANNUAL UNIVERSITY CITY MEMORIAL DAY RUN

  A St. Louis tradition, the University City Memorial Day Run is one of the oldest races in the area. The 43rd annual event will be held on Monday, May 29, with 5K and 10K races starting concurrently at 7:30AM near the University City Public Library, 6701 Delmar. 5K and 10K races will be officially scored with chip timing by Big River Race Management. A one mile Fun Run is open to children and their parents and begins at 9:20AM. Complete information, including course maps, registration information, and photos and results from past years' events are available at www.ucitymemorialdayrun.com. Awards are given to 5K and 10K overall winners and top finishers in five-year age groups. Also awarded, the Mary Fahey and Jack Frohlichstein Awards to the first female and first male finisher over 50 in the 5K event. Each child in the Fun Run will receive a ribbon. Proceeds benefit the Green Center, U City in Bloom, and the University City Public Library

29
May
2017

Bus Tour: $25; $20 for members.

The latest permutation in suburban living is New Town in St. Charles County. With a trip along the first freeway in America, there’s time to discuss the history of the suburbs, the issues of racial desegregation that provoked “white flight,” and the peculiar effects suburban living have had on those who have lived in them. The bus tour begins and ends at CAM.

In association with Urban Planning, join CAM and Renegade STL for a series of tours to see the city through multiple perspectives: historic preservation, displacement of communities, suburban growth and urban neglect, and the diverse meanings of civic architecture and landmarks. Visit camstl.org/tours for details and registration."

29
May
2017

Left Bank Books and the St. Louis County Library present bestselling author Steve Hamiton, who will sign and discuss his new novel, "Exit Strategy: A Nick Mason Novel"!

 

Nick Mason has been given a true mission impossible: Infiltrate WITSEC, the top secret federal witness protection program that has never been compromised, locate the three men who put his boss Darius Cole behind bars for life, and kill them. But first he has to find them, and the clock is ticking. It’s a brutal test of Mason’s will to survive, and this time there are no limits to how far Mason will go to fulfill the contract he’s been given—because the consequences of failure are not only his life, but the lives of his ex-wife and daughter, the two people he’ll do anything to protect.

 

This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of "Exit Strategy" from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line.

29
May
2017

05-29-2017 - 09-03-2017 11:00 pm

Weekly night of bluegrass, hosted by locals and open to musicians to gather around the mic for a good ol time!

Presented by Loyal Family

30
May
2017

05-30-2017

Veteran story time lady, Georgy Rock,  joins us each Tuesday morning from 10:30-11am to read stories, sing songs, laugh, and be silly. All ages welcome, and always free. Today is our special Children's Book Week edition.

30
May
2017

05-30-2017
30
May
2017

Left Bank Books welcomes renowned journalist and historian Garrett Graff, who will sign and discuss his new book, "Raven Rock: The Story of the U.S. Government’s Secret Plan to Save Itself—While the Rest of Us Die"!

This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of "Raven Rock" from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line.

Since the beginning of the Cold War, the U.S. government has been secretly planning for what would come after a nuclear attack on America. From hidden bunkers where generals and politicians would be evacuated to secret lists of “dangerous enemies” who would be arrested in the opening moments of war, "Raven Rock" provides the eye-opening truth about the multibillion-dollar Continuity of Government program. From the dawn of the nuclear era through the War on Terror, the COG determines the activities and processes that would allow the government to continue its essential operations following a nuclear attack—and even what totems of American culture should be saved.

30
May
2017

05-30-2017

Welcome to NOLA Swing in St. Louis, every Tuesday at HandleBar in the Grove 8 PM - 12 AM. Your prime location for swing dancing on Tuesday nights in St. Louis. No cover, 21+

8 - 8:30 PM Free beginner swing lesson with Jenny Shirar!

8:30 PM - 11:30 AM Live music by The Sidemen!

The Sidemen formed in 2011 and is made up of members from the former band "Swing Set" a St. Louis swing band active between 1990 and 2010. 

These jazzsters have been playing together for over 25 years!

Jon Ferber - guitar and vocals

Eric Sager - Alto sax, clarinet, and vocals

Carl Pandolfi - piano and vocals

John Marshall - drums and vocals

Richard Tralles - bass and vocals

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