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Upcoming events

23
Apr
2018

04-23-2018 -5:00 pm

“Bearing Witness: Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement by Ernest C. Withers,” in the Bonsack Gallery at John Burroughs School features compelling black-and-white photographs taken between 1961 and 1968. The exhibit will run through May 16, 2018.

Withers was the only photographer who covered the entire trial of those charged with killing Emmett Till, a black teenager wrongly accused of whistling at a white woman, and Withers’ self-published photo pamphlet of the murder and trial helped spur the movement for equal rights. Over the course of his career, Withers accumulated a collection of an estimated 1.8 million photographs. His work appeared in publications like The New York Times, The Washington Post, Jet, Ebony, Newsweek, Life, and Time; was collected in four books; and has been featured in touring exhibits and shows around the world. The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., currently displays more than 30 of his images. Withers was elected to the Black Press Hall of Fame and received an honorary doctorate from the Massachusetts College of Art.

The Bonsack Gallery is a not-for-profit educational gallery on the campus of John Burroughs School, 755 South Price Road, St. Louis, MO, 63124. Regular gallery hours are 8 am to 5 pm, weekdays. The exhibit is free to the public. For more information, contact Donya Allison (Fine Arts) at 314/993-4045, ext. 229, dallison@jburroughs.org.

23
Apr
2018

04-23-2018 - 04-25-2018 4:30 pm

Allies for Inclusion: The Ability Exhibit will be held at St. Charles Community College from 1-6:30 p.m. Monday, April 23, and 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, April 24-25, in the Daniel J. Conoyer Social Sciences Building auditorium located on SCC’s campus in Cottleville. This is the first time the exhibit will be on display in St. Charles County.

Allies for Inclusion: The Ability Exhibit is a traveling exhibit designed to promote the inclusion of people with disabilities through respect for others, comfort during interactions and awareness of disability issues. Using a multi-media approach to demonstrate respect, comfort and awareness, this interactive and multi-station exhibit offers suggestions for becoming disability allies and educators.

Allies for Inclusion: The Ability Exhibit was created by Saint Louis University (SLU) graduate students in the Disability in Higher Education and Society course under the direction of their instructor, Karen Myers, PhD. Evolving from a class project into a sophisticated exhibit, Allies for Inclusion: The Ability Exhibit debuted at SLU on October 27, 2010.  

This free event is sponsored by St. Charles Community College’s Disability Support Services, SCC’s Diversity and Inclusion Council, SCC’s Human Resource Department and SCC’s Health and Wellness Grant. 

Parking for patrons can be found in the Yellow and Purple Parking Lots, which are accessible through both the West and Southwest campus entrances. 

For more information, contact Paige George at 636-922-8247 or pgeorge@stchas.edu.

23
Apr
2018

04-23-2018

We continue our celebration of  the musical legacy of Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli & the Hot Club du France at the Shaved Duck. We'll also feature jazz standards by Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonious Monk.

23
Apr
2018

Left Bank Books welcomes former Poet Laureate of Missouri Walter Bargen and former Poet Laureate of St. Louis Michael Castro, who will read from their new and selected works of poetry!

Walter Bargen has published nineteen books of poetry. His most recent books are: “Too Quick For the Living,” “Gone West,” “Three-Corner Catch,” and “Quixotic.” He was appointed the first poet laureate of Missouri. His poems, essays, and stories have appeared in over 300 magazines, including “American Literary Review,” “American Letters & Commentary,” and “Beloit Poetry Journal.”

Michael Castro was the inaugural Poet Laureate of St. Louis. He has published six book of poems, essays and translations and has appeared in in more than 100 magazines and numerous anthologies. In 1975 Castro co-founded the literary organization River Styx and pioneered the poetry radio shows River Styx Poets Radio Show, Ars Poetica and Poetry Beat. In 2005 he was presented with the Warrior Poet Award by Word in Motion.

23
Apr
2018

The Friends of the University City Public Library welcome author Elsa Hart who will read from and sign her books, "The White Mirror" and "Jade Dragon Mountain".

ELSA HART  earned a B.A. from Swarthmore College and a J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law. "City of Ink" , her third novel, is due to be released August 21 and will be available for pre-order at the event.

Copies of her books will be available for purchase courtesy of Subterranean Books.  The program is free and open to all.

23
Apr
2018

Composer, teacher and conductor Gary Gackstatter's original composition, Symphony Chaco: A Journey of the Spirit, will be performed by the Meramec symphonic Band, Orchestra and Choir along with the UMSL Orchestra and Choir, conducted by Mr. Gackstatter.

23
Apr
2018

John Scalzi, one of the most popular authors in modern science fiction, returns with “Head On,” the stand-alone follow-up to the critically acclaimed “Lock In.” “Head On” brings Scalzi's trademark snappy dialogue and technological speculation to the future world of sports. Hilketa is a frenetic and violent pastime where players attack each other with swords and hammers. But all the players are “threeps,” robot-like bodies controlled by people with Haden’s Syndrome, so anything goes. No one gets hurt, but the brutality is real and the crowds love it. Until a star controller drops dead on the playing field. Is it an accident or murder?

23
Apr
2018

04-23-2018

The Saint Louis Climate Summit’s keynote event will feature Bill Nye the Science Guy and Environmentalist Carl Pope.

Bill Nye, science educator, mechanical engineer, bestselling author, and host of the Emmy-nominated Bill Nye Saves the World on Netflix, is a man with a mission: to help foster a scientifically literate society and to help people everywhere understand and appreciate the science that makes our world work. Making science entertaining and accessible is something Bill has been doing most of his life. 

Carl Pope had worked at the Sierra Club for nearly 30 years before stepping down as its Executive Director in 2012. Pope is a veteran environmental leader and the coauthor of the 2017 New York Times bestselling-book, Climate of Hope: How Cities, Businesses, and Citizens Can Save the Planet. Coauthored by Michael Bloomberg, Climate of Hope aims to begin a new conversation on climate change that will spur bolder actions by cities, businesses, and citizens.

23
Apr
2018

04-23-2018 -9:00 pm

Renown Native American flutist R Carlos Nakai will perform with the combined performance groups of UMSL and STLCC Meramec in a program featuring 200 musicians, projected graphics and photography, and narration by Deborah Taffa and William Least Heat Moon.
Explore the mystery of Chaco Canyon, NM.

23
Apr
2018

04-23-2018

We welcome the Lettuce Heads to the Biergarten on Sat. May 21 at 7:30 as part of the Summer of Love concert series brought to you in part by Weinstephaner Beer. Come hug it out in Das Biergarten all summer long. Prost!

*In case of rain the music moves inside to the Bierhall. No reservations in the Biergarten.

23
Apr
2018

04-23-2018 -11:30 pm
24
Apr
2018

04-24-2018 -5:00 pm

“Bearing Witness: Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement by Ernest C. Withers,” in the Bonsack Gallery at John Burroughs School features compelling black-and-white photographs taken between 1961 and 1968. The exhibit will run through May 16, 2018.

Withers was the only photographer who covered the entire trial of those charged with killing Emmett Till, a black teenager wrongly accused of whistling at a white woman, and Withers’ self-published photo pamphlet of the murder and trial helped spur the movement for equal rights. Over the course of his career, Withers accumulated a collection of an estimated 1.8 million photographs. His work appeared in publications like The New York Times, The Washington Post, Jet, Ebony, Newsweek, Life, and Time; was collected in four books; and has been featured in touring exhibits and shows around the world. The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., currently displays more than 30 of his images. Withers was elected to the Black Press Hall of Fame and received an honorary doctorate from the Massachusetts College of Art.

The Bonsack Gallery is a not-for-profit educational gallery on the campus of John Burroughs School, 755 South Price Road, St. Louis, MO, 63124. Regular gallery hours are 8 am to 5 pm, weekdays. The exhibit is free to the public. For more information, contact Donya Allison (Fine Arts) at 314/993-4045, ext. 229, dallison@jburroughs.org.

24
Apr
2018

04-24-2018

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.

24
Apr
2018

As part of the Library Faculty Book Talk series, Tim Bono will discuss “When Likes Aren’t Enough” (Grand Central Publishing). In his book, Bono tackles the ever-popular subject of happiness and well-being but reframes it for a younger reader, their families and communities, as they struggle with Instagram envy and high-stakes testing, college rejections and often a feeling of unworthiness. Bono is an assistant dean and lecturer in Psychological & Brain Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis.

A reception will follow the discussion. Free and open to the public. Washington University @ The Olin Library. 

24
Apr
2018

04-24-2018

Paddy is a guy that many of you may have to Google, but if you like traditional Irish music, this is about the best you can see anywhere. He has been called the Coltrane of Irish pipes and is considered the best in the world in his field. Paddy has played Joe's in the past and will have Kevin Buckley on stage to accompany him. Below the Joe's rules is a more expansive bio taken from Paddy's web site.

 

Normal Joe's rules apply. $15 entry, no cards accepted. Bring your own food and drink. Joe's only sells water, soda and popcorn. Please don't talk during the show. Those disturbing others around them by talking will be warned once and then asked to leave. Talking and smoking outside only please. Don't park on Kingsbury, park on Des Peres only.

 

Paddy's flowing, open-fingered style of playing can be traced directly from the style of such great Travelling pipers as Johnny Doran; both Paddy's father and grandfather played in the same style. Although often compared to Doran, Paddy was 19 or 20 when he first heard a tape of Doran's playing; his own style is a direct result of his father's tutelage and influence.

 

Paddy's style continued to mature in the intervening years since the break-up of The Bothy Band as he pursued a solo career. He has brought traditional music to audiences around the globe, playing at festivals including the Rainforest World Music Festival in Borneo, CeltFest Cuba in Havana, and concert tours across Japan, Europe, Australia, and North America. He is featured on the soundtrack of “Traveller”, starring Bill Paxton and Mark Wahlberg, for which he composed and arranged two pieces of music. In the mid-2000’s, Paddy and singer Liam Ó Maonlaí (Hothouse Flowers) traveled to Mali, west Africa, to embark on a 3,000 mile long journey across the desert to perform at Le Festival au Désert, the world’s most remote music festival, near Timbuktu. In 2008, a documentary of their travels was released. Directed by Dearbhla Glynn, ’Dambé: The Mali Project’, highlights their journey and collaborations with Malian musicians across the Sahara. Recently, Paddy performed at the Irish Embassies in Moscow, Russia and in Tallinn, Estonia.

 

Paddy’s contributions to traditional Irish music were honoured in 2002, when he received the TG4 Gradam Ceoil Musician of the Year award, which is presented to musical heroes of the modern age, and in 2011 by the Irish Music Association, with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

24
Apr
2018

04-24-2018 -9:00 pm

One part Bach and one part jazz, shaken-not stirred.   The ultimate composer’s most familiar melodies presented in a unique jazz style!  Featuring guitarist Steve Schenkel, pianist Kim Portnoy and vocalist Erin Bode.  Presented by Centene Charitable Foundation as part of the 2018 St. Louis Bach Festival.

24
Apr
2018

Acclaimed author of the novels “Prep” and “American Wife,” Curtis Sittenfeld has established a reputation as a sharp chronicler of the modern age who humanizes her subjects even as she skewers them. Now, with this first collection of short fiction, her “astonishing gift for creating characters that take up residence in readers’ heads” (The Washington Post) is showcased like never before. Throughout the ten stories in “You Think It, I’ll Say It,” Sittenfeld upends assumptions about class, relationships, and gender roles in a nation that feels both adrift and viscerally divided.

24
Apr
2018

04-24-2018
$12.00

Doors 7pm, Show 8pm, $

Montana-bred bluegrass outfit Kitchen Dwellers are captivating fans across the country with their high-energy live performances and unique approach to traditional music that fans have dubbed "Galaxy Grass". Formed while attending college at Montana State, the group has burst onto the bluegrass scene sharing the stage with acts such as Railroad Earth, Greensky Bluegrass, The Infamous Stringdusters and Twiddle. In recent years the band has begun to tour nationally, hitting notable venues and festivals around the country including The Brooklyn Bowl, The Fox Theatre, Delfest, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Northwest String Summit, and The Friendly Gathering. 2016 will see the band hitting the road harder than ever while they continue to push the boundaries of their genre.

$12.00
24
Apr
2018

04-24-2018 -10:00 pm

Introducing The Tuesday Night Hit hosted by Montez Coleman & Eric Slaughter.

Where the players play. If you enjoyed Montez’s jam sessions at Herbie’s, you don’t want to miss this one. Happening every Tuesday from 7pm – 10pm. Come enjoy an evening of good vibes, selections from our Late Night food menu, a craft cocktail or artisanal wine, and the latest exhibit on our gallery walls.

24
Apr
2018

Tuesday April 24, 7:00 p.m.

The History and Mystery of Music: “Jimi Hendrix: After the Experience”

After the Experience broke up Jimi’s life turned upside down. Join us as Jimi deals with racial and legal issues along with threats on his life and as he opens his own studio while racing to complete the double album “First Rays of the New Rising Sun.”

Adults. Registration requested. Computer Lab

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