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Upcoming events

22
Sep
2018

09-22-2018

Fine to Drive is an original Americana band residing in St. Louis, Missouri. Capturing the nature of traditional Americana they effortlessly blend country, folk and blues to create a fresh and yet comforting sound in their roots driven music.

Their first full length album What Whiskey Did was released February 2018. As versatile and energetic as they are true to the classic spirit of country music, Fine to Drive’s first album proves they are an undeniable powerhouse thanks to their distinct and dynamic male and female vocal harmonies, unique sound and authentic songwriting. The album starts off with just the right amount of twang and lyrical sass in the song “Everything but Love,” a playful take on the American dream and picturesque suburban life with that clap-your-hands and stomp-your-feet feel that invites you to the dance floor.

Their wonderfully phrased two-part harmonies shine in the ballads “I Can’t Count on You” and “Wreck My Life” making you want to sing-along to every heartbroken verse and chorus. The title track “What Whiskey Did” is a bourbon soaked alibi highlighting the Dobro blues guitar sound that slides its way in and out of the entire album. “Nothing to Lose” stands out as the feel good song of the album making you want to hop in the nearest convertible and head for Mexico. As a whole What Whiskey Did is genuine, balanced, strong and goes down smooth just like the drink it’s named for.

The band began as an acoustic duo, founded by Michael Eisenbeis and Suzy Bacino. Michael is a well-respected veteran of the St. Louis music scene, founding the regional touring punk group The Nukes in the early 1990’s, as well as playing guitar and singing in a diverse mix of projects ranging from rock and roll to bluegrass. Suzy co-founded St. Louis Magazine’s A-List band Whiskey Morning in 2013, and has continued to sing and write music for various projects, including the 2016 release of Whiskey Morning’s album, The Here & Now. After discovering they both have cats named after Loretta Lynn, the most awarded female country recording artist with a career spanning over six decades, Bacino and Eisenbeis knew they were destined to make music together. The harmonistic duo went on to form Fine to Drive and shortly thereafter, expanded the group to include heavy hitters: Bob Breidenbach on dobro, pedal and lap steel; Adam White on drums and percussion; and Quinten Coe on the upright bass.

http://kdhx.ticketfly.com/event/1718901-fine-drive-st-louis/

25
Sep
2018

09-25-2018

KDHX presents the monthly Open House Blues Jam on Tuesday, Sept. 25. Happy Hour from 4-6pm at the bar at KDHX, Blues Jam from 6-9pm at the Stage. Backline provided. Open to all: Jam or Listen. 

05
Oct
2018

10-05-2018

John Senden and friends writing and recording music, and having a lot of fun along the way.

http://kdhx.ticketfly.com/event/1716445-five-kilted-cats-st-louis/

21
Sep
2018

09-21-2018 12:00 am
Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries

Libby Reuter and collaborator, the photographer Joshua Rowan, temporarily place site-specific cairns in the landscape to mark watersheds around the area. The exhibition features seven cairns in the sculpture garden and photographs by Rowan on a video monitor alongside the installation. 

 

Featured in the Lucy and Stanley Lopata Sculpture Garden

21
Sep
2018

09-21-2018

Housed in a beautifully restored 1896 building, the museum features an extensive collection of telephones manufactured from the early 1900s through the 2000s, hundreds of pieces of telephone-related equipment and memorabilia and military telephones from WWII through the Vietnam War.  It is located in the historic Jefferson Barracks Park, a 15 minute drive south of downtown St. Louis.

 

The self-guided, accessible museum has many hands-on, how-things-work displays.  The displays were created to inspire an interest in engineering and history.  

 

Guided tours are available for groups of 10 or more and should be scheduled at least two weeks before the tour. 

 

The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday.

21
Sep
2018

09-21-2018 - 09-22-2018 2:00 am

Bluegrass roots and Americana festival. Food and craft vendors Camping floating and much more.

21
Sep
2018

09-21-2018 - 01-05-2019 12:00 pm

Get more out of your visit to the St. Louis Mercantile Library with a free, docent-led tour, every Saturday at 11am and Sunday at 2pm. Come learn about the rich history of the Library and explore our special exhibitions with one of our passionate and dedicated docents.   No reservations are necessary, and no parking passes are needed to visit the Library on Saturday or Sunday.  Free group tours can also be arranged for other times; please call Amanda Schneider at 314-516-7281.

21
Sep
2018

St. Louis Oasis Falls Prevention Awareness Day Free Event

 

Did you know that 1 in 3 Americans age 65+ falls every year? Falls are the leading cause of injuries and emergency room visits for older Americans. Falls are costly - in dollars and in quality of life. However, falling is not an inevitable part of aging. Attend St. Louis Oasis Falls Prevention Awareness Day to learn how you can take preventative measures to ensure a quality lifestyle.

 

When:

Friday, September 21, 2018 11:00am-1:30pm

 

Where:  

Maryland Heights Community Center 

2300 McKelvey Road, Maryland Heights, MO 63043

 

What:

Falls Prevention Awareness Day is a FREE event that includes falls risks assessments, flu vaccinations, games, giveaways, a light lunch and more! Please 

bring your insurance card if you wish to receive a flu vaccine.

 

Register:

Visit stloasis.org or call 314.862.4859 to register for class # 299.

21
Sep
2018

09-21-2018 - 09-22-2018 1:00 am

For 15 years, Karlovsky & Company Dance has been presenting dance outside in the St. Louis community for the FREE outdoor performances of site-specific dance.

 

DINE ON DANCE Lunchtime Performances features new work by local choreographers R. Vance Baldwin, Alice Bloch, Ashley Tate of Ashleylaine Dance Company, Dawn Karlovsky, Elise Marie Ringenberg, Grupo Atlantico, and MADCO 2 with live musical accompaniment by Rick Kramer and Tory Z Starbuck.

 

These performances are FREE and Family Friendly!  Brown bag or purchase a lunch from the local restaurants on location!  Seating will be available, but audiences are welcome to move about the space for better viewing. 

 

For more information, contact Karlovsky & Company Dance:  

info@karlovskydance.org

www.karlovskydance.org

21
Sep
2018

09-21-2018

A reception and tea for artists from the Living Arts Studio [http://www.livingartsstudio.org] will be held on Sept. 9, from 2-4 p.m. at The Monday Club of Webster Groves. Following the opening, the show will be open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 9 & 11 a.m., and by appointment Sundays between 2 & 4 p.m.

21
Sep
2018

The St. Charles Community College Foundation, SCC Student Activities and Cottleville-Weldon Spring Chamber of Commerce are partnering up to host the seventh annual outdoor summer movie series at SCC. All of the movie nights are free and open to the public.

 

Back by popular demand, Food Truck Frolic will be held in the college’s Red Parking Lot from 5-9 p.m. in conjunction with the movie series. Movies will be shown at sundown on Fridays on the lawn outside the Technology Building. Free visitor parking is available in the Red Parking Lot at the SCC South Entrance located, on Cottleville Parkway, and the Orange Parking Lot at the SCC North Entrance, located on Mid Rivers Mall Drive.  

 

“We love hosting events that bring the entire community together on our campus,” said Mandi Smith, SCC manager of student activities. “This evening offers fun for the whole family without breaking the budget.” 

 

When the summer movie series ends, be sure to join us on Saturday, Oct. 6, for our second annual Trunktoberfest. This fun, free Halloween event will have trick-or-treating, kid-friendly activities, food trucks and an outdoor screening of a Halloween film starting at sundown on the Technology Building lawn. 

 

OUTDOOR SUMMER MOVIE SERIES SCHEDULE: 

 

• Friday, May 18: “Coco”

• Friday, June 22: “Sherlock Gnomes” 

• Friday, July 20: “Sing”

• Friday, Aug. 24: “The Incredibles”

• Friday, Sept. 21: “Incredibles 2”  

 

Movie titles are subject to change.

 

Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs and food. Free popcorn will be provided, and snacks and beverages will be available for purchase. The rain location is the College Center gymnasium, accessible from the Yellow Parking Lot lot near the campus Southwest Entrance. 

 

Premier sponsors include BJC and Mercy. Foodie Sponsors include Krey Distributing Co. Community Sponsors include Acropolis Investment Management, Commerce Bank, First Community Credit Union, NHC – National Healthcare Corporation, UPS, Vantage Credit Union, Renewal by Anderson and Lucy Roberts – Coldwell Banker.

 

For more information, visit foodtruckfrolic.com or contact Betsy Schneider, 636-922-8473 or 

bschneider@stchas.edu or Mandi Smith at 636-922-8469 or asmith@stchas.edu.

21
Sep
2018

09-21-2018

Come on down to the Stellar Hog for some great traditional jazz and stellar BBQ!

 

Annie and the Fur Trappers is a traditional jazz band based out of St. Louis, Missouri. The band’s mission is to keep the music and spirit of the 1920s and 30s alive in St. Louis and beyond. Drawing upon influences from St. Louis, Memphis, and New Orleans, the band incorporates the blues, ragtime, and brass band music within the context of traditional jazz. Annie and the Fur Trappers studies traditional recordings from artists such as Singelton Palmer, Bunk Johnson, Bix Beiderbecke, and Lonnie Johnson, and recreates the music with local musicians today. Annie and the Fur Trappers has a wide variety of instrumentation, including tuba, cornet, trombone, clarinet, saxophone, piano, washboard, and banjo. The band gives local musicians more opportunities to play the music that made St. Louis what it is today.

21
Sep
2018

09-21-2018 -9:00 pm

Our fall installation of May's Night Market is coming at you with some real heavy hitters - including delicious eats from local favorite Good Fortune. We're also very excited to welcome Death Rose Vintage from Chicago and Vintage for Josephine from Kansas City. 

 

Featured Vendors:

Good Fortune

Mesa Home

YellowTree Clay

Death Rose Vintage (Chicago)

Hello Juice & Smoothie

Rusty Bolt

Expedition Subsahara

Vintage for Josephine (Kansas City)

Top Coat Sign Co.

Mahnal 

Lark Skin Co.

Paso Collection

Black Arrow Exchange

& more...

 

May's Night Market is a curated shopping event featuring some of the best local sellers of vintage clothing, accessories and decor, handmade wares, and one of a kind creations that St. Louis has to offer - all under one roof!

21
Sep
2018

09-21-2018 -8:00 pm

Join SAGE of PROMO Fund and the Metro Trans Umbrella Group of St. Louis for a special storytelling event at projects+gallery, organized in conjunction with the exhibition To Survive on This Shore: Photographs and Interviews with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Older Adults, based on the five year project by photographer Jess T. Dugan and social worker Vanessa Fabbre.

For more information, contact Margaret Sherer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

https://www.facebook.com/events/509881232837219/

21
Sep
2018

Join Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site for three evenings of dramatic first person interpretation exploring the themes of slavery, Reconstruction, and African American efforts to secure freedom and civil rights. These free programs will be held outdoors, under a tent, on the park grounds. Chairs will be provided.

The one-hour programs begin at 6:30 pm. No reservations needed. 

 

Wednesday, September 19 --- Frederick Douglass by Charles Pace

Thursday, September 20 – Martin Luther King Jr. by Stephon Ferguson

Friday, September 21 – Harriet Tubman by Kathryn Harris

 

For more information on these programs call 314-842-1867 ext. 230.

21
Sep
2018

This series presents readings by a range of emerging, mid-career, and established poets from St. Louis and across the United States. The 100 Boots Poetry Series is co-organized by Jessica Baran, poet and Associate Director of Curatorial and Program Development at Barrett Barrera & Projects Plus Gallery; and Ted Mathys, poet and educator at St. Louis University. Limited-edition broadsides, created by artist Sage Dawson, will be available for free to audience members, and a selection of the poets’ books are for sale courtesy of Left Bank Books. The first event of the season features readings by poets Aditi Machado and Geoffrey G. O’Brien.

21
Sep
2018

Join curators Tamara H. Schenkenberg and Stephanie Weissberg for an in-depth look at two fascinating artists through guided tour of the fall exhibitions: Ruth Asawa: Life’s Work and Lola Álvarez Bravo: Picturing Mexico.

21
Sep
2018

09-21-2018 - 09-22-2018

Empire: A Tribute to Rage Against the Machine – 10PM

Undertow: A Tribute to Tool – 8:15PM

Bone Roaster – 7:30PM

$10GA, All Ages *$2 Minor Surcharge

21
Sep
2018

09-21-2018 - 09-22-2018

Book lovers of all ages can celebrate St. Louis’ literary heritage at BookFest St. Louis, presented Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, by the Central West End, Left Bank Books and the Left Bank Books Foundation.

 

The book festival will bring a diverse mix of locally and internationally renowned writers to St. Louis for this one day event, including a Festival Keynote event with Academy Award-winning actress Sally Field!

 

Festival-goers will be able to enjoy panels highlighting the best of contemporary literary fiction, poetry, memoir, science fiction, young adult fiction, mystery and history, as well as participate in family-friendly activities including book sales, literary crafts, live music and more within the McPherson Avenue festival zone and at other venues throughout the Central West End. All BookFest St. Louis activities are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.

 

For a list of 2018 authors, schedules, and updates, visit BookFestSTL.com!

 

For more information, contact Lauren Wiser at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

21
Sep
2018

09-21-2018
$5.00

The Folk School of KDHX hosts a monthly square dances at the The Stage at KDHX in Grand Center.

Dance tunes provided by Three Crooked Men (Keith Dudding and more) with instruction and calling by Wade Pearson.

The Stage is located at 3524 Washington Ave and provides the perfect space for the Square Dance Revolution!

No partner necessary or experience necessary. 

Five bucks at the door.

$5.00