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Upcoming events

23
Aug
2018

08-23-2018

Major! is an award winning documentary that explores the life and campaigns of Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, a formerly incarcerated Black transgender elder and activist who has been fighting for the rights of trans women of color for over 40 years.

Miss Major is a veteran of the Stonewall Rebellion and a survivor of Attica State Prison, a former sex worker, an elder, and a community leader and human rights activist. She is simply “Mama” to many in her community. Her personal story and activism for transgender civil rights intersects LGBT struggles for justice and equality from the 1960s to today. At the center of her activism is her fierce advocacy for her girls, trans women of color who have survived police brutality and incarceration in men’s jails and prisons.

Following the film, we invite you to stay for the Q&A as we connect the themes in the film with what's going on in St. Louis.

Major! is the third and final film in the racial justice film series presented by KDHX and ArchCity Defenders at The Stage at KDHX.

http://kdhx.ticketfly.com/event/1736575-arch-city-defenders-present-st-louis/

29
Aug
2018

08-29-2018

Wild Ponies offer dead right, honest songwriting delivered in a hauntingly beautiful yet gritty, neo-traditional Americana wrapper. Released August 25th 2017 on Gearbox Records, their newest release Galax salutes Wild Ponies' traditional roots while exploring new, progressive territory. It's an album about the pieces of our past that stick with us, informing our present while pushing us toward a future. An album about a town, a country, and a world that's forever spinning toward something new. An album that redefines Wild Ponies' sound, while highlighting influences that have always rested just beneath the surface.

"We'll always be the pinball that bounces between folk, rock & roll and country," says Telisha, “and this Old-Time style will always weave its way through everything we do. It's been there from the start, even on the loudest songs we've made. It only took us a couple of days to record it, but this is the album we've been making our whole lives. We just needed the right people and the right songs to finish it.”

30
Aug
2018

08-30-2018

Lyrical Therapy is an Open Mic Collective/Brand. It started off as an event called the "STL Poetry Slam". Founder, Richard Washington (Spoken Word Visionary) wanted to have an open mic that appealed to a vast amount of different artist. Lyrical Therapy is a platform that welcomes all types of artist to the stage. A place for network, practice, and most importantly a place to feel the vibe. 

The show is hosted by The Therapeutics. 

For more information contact: 

lyricaltherapyopenmic@gmail.com

31
Aug
2018

08-31-2018

In June of 2016, Shaye Cohn assembled an all-female cast of traditional jazz musicians to perform for Girls Rock New Orleans. Requests to play started pouring in, and the band agreed they’d love to continue working together. Although Shaye wouldn't be able to continue with the band as a full-time member, Haruka Kikuchi joined up, bringing along her Kid Ory-inspired trombone. Marla Dixon, Chloe Feoranzo, Haruka Kikuchi, Molly Reeves, Julie Schexnayder, and Defne 'Dizzy' Incirlioglu have been playing together since that first performance.

On the strength of their first performances, and because of the stellar reputations of the individual musicians, Shake‘Em Up Jazz Band was immediately booked as a special guest at the Abita Springs Opry, the Nevermore Jazz Ball and the Umbria Jazz Festival in Perugia, Italy. The band has also enjoyed a steady stream of bookings at various New Orleans clubs, including Preservation Hall, Spotted Cat Music Club, Maison Frenchmen, Fritzel's, Three Muses, and The New Orleans Jazz National Historic Park (U.S. National Park Service) at the Old U.S. Mint. Shake 'Em Up made their debut at both French Quarter Fest and at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival this spring and will doing a small tour in Europe this July.

In June 2017, Shake‘Em Up headed into Bunny Friend Studio (brainchild of Shake‘Em Up’s own Molly Reeves) recorded a 10-track session under the title ‘Le Donne Mangiano Zucchero’. Shake‘Em Up is excited to have their second released called 'A Woman's Place', all songs featuring women composers from the 1910s-1930s.

http://kdhx.ticketfly.com/event/1715003-shake-em-up-jazz-band-st-louis/

07
Sep
2018

09-07-2018

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/

08
Sep
2018

09-08-2018

Jimia “Poetiq” Warren was born January 17, 1989 in St. Louis, MO. She began writing poetry at the young age of seven. Since then she has blossomed into a highly skilled artist. Not only did she produce poetry but the radio aided her in broadening her horizons to more complex forms of expressions. 

Jimia began to dabble in neo-soul and R&B song writing with influences from Lauryn Hill and Floetry. Composing was next on her list to conquer. With a combination of her powerful instrumentals and captivating lyrics she formed her own personal sound and style of rap.

Subject matter was never an issue for Poetiq. Even at a young age inspiration came to her from real life experiences. Unlike many up and coming rappers, Poetiq didn’t stick to creating derogatory music. Poetiq describes as more of an EMCEE than a rapper who makes “everyday people music”.

She is a “backpack/ conscious” emcee with lyrics full of witty word play and depth. Outside of lyrical song-writing, Poetiq also plays the alto-saxaphone and piano referring to herself as the “Saxophone Emcee”

http://kdhx.ticketfly.com/event/1699321-poetiq-st-louis/

12
Sep
2018

09-12-2018

Campfire is a meaningful, sincere discussion about life and how we live it. 
Campfire was started in October 2015. cmpfr.com

14
Sep
2018

09-14-2018

Cat Pick's Emotional Rescue Post-Youth Happy Hour Dance Party is returning to The Stage! Join us on Friday, September 14th for a dance event that is all-fun and judgment-free!

15
Sep
2018

09-15-2018

In literature and in songwriting, the American South is where writers go to face their fears. Hannah Aldridge doesn’t just dip her pen into the well of the South, the Muscle Shoals native embodies it. With every song, she’s facing down demons of a life once lived from substance abuse to failed relationships and scars from the lashes of the bible belt.

“Gold Rush” is Hannah Aldridge’s second album, a follow up to her 2014 debut “Razor Wire.” While that album launched her career, drew the attention of music writers and sent her touring across the world, “Gold Rush” shows a more mature and introspective artist with more life experience -- and music experience -- under her belt.

The honesty Hannah Aldridge crafts into each track is off-set by her stubborn, maybe defiant, nature, which gives her music a hopeful silver lining.

“I start writing with ‘this is how I’m feeling and I need to talk about it.’ Doing that helps me sort out my own thoughts on it. My music is an introspective look at the things that happened in my life. It’s me trying to sort through and put feelings into words,” she said.

Hannah Aldridge is the daughter of Muscle Shoals legend Walt Aldridge. An Alabama Music Hall of Famer, Walt Aldridge is a prolific and decorated songwriter of countless Number One and Top Ten hits recorded by the likes of Lou Reed, Reba McEntire, Travis Tritt, Earl Thomas Conley, Ricky Van Shelton, Ronnie Milsap, and Conway Twitty.

Mixing her personal life and the sounds of her hometown, Hannah Aldridge’s new album also draws in influences from across the rock genre. Working with people with one foot in country music and one foot in rock, Hannah Aldridge makes a fresh kind of Southern Rock styled by Southern Gothic storytelling.

Recorded at Creative Workshop in Nashville, Hannah Aldridge worked with Muscle Shoals writers such as Mark Narramore, Tosha Hill, Matt Johnson and Brad Crisler and artists such as Andrew Combs, Ashley McBryde, Don Gallardo, Ryan Beaver, and Sadler Vaden on “Gold Rush.” She teamed up with Jordan Dean and M. Allen Parker, who were instrumental in working on her new album, and finally finishing by calling on her Dad, Walt Aldridge, to master the record. In total, Hannah Aldridge compiled a team of distinct talents to work with her. With their help, Hannah Aldridge has put together a progressive, creative and memorable body of work.

“It’s about being self destructive,” Aldridge said of her new album. “That is the underlying tone. The album goes back to when I was younger, and after touching on that, to now. In ‘Aftermath,’ the very first line is: ‘I was born in a crossfire.’ It starts from day one.”

20
Aug
2018

08-20-2018 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

20
Aug
2018

08-20-2018 12:00 am

The summer session of social dance classes is starting at St. Charles Community College the week of June 24. Classes will be held in the College Center dance studio on the SCC campus, 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive in Cottleville. Classes will be held June 24-Aug. 22.   

 

Learn how to swing, rumba, line dance and more with award-winning dance instructors Linda Landwehr and Stan Mayer. The eight-week session costs $52 per person. Students, ages 14 and up, should enroll with a partner.

 

According to the instructors, good dancing is a lifetime investment in fun and wellness. It’s a great way to get exercise without working out. Dancing will open up a wonderful world of togetherness, and it provides participants with a thriving, year-round social calendar. 

 

For more information and to enroll, visit stchas.edu/learnforlife.

20
Aug
2018

08-20-2018 12:00 am

Israeli born, St. Louis-based artist Edo Rosenblith will guide COCA visitors of all ages in creating a site-specific mural, blurring the distinction between artist and audience. Inspired by Rosenblith’s signature black and white wall drawings, the mural will reflect the thoughts, ideas, opinions and expectations expressed through collective visual impressions on COCA’s Millstone Gallery walls. Let Me Help You Make A Mural serves as a visual call and response that evolves over time, where the audience is invited to join the artist in creating a mural. The exhibition marks Rosenblith’s first time-based and community-collaborative work.

 

Curated by Yvonne Osei, Curator in Residence at COCA, the intention of this exhibition is to dissolve the boundaries between the artist’s private studio and the gallery space, inviting the public to become active participants in both the production and consumption of art.

 

Meet the Artist

Catch Edo Rosenblith at COCA on the following dates:

 

COCA Community Open House: Saturday, June 9, 2018, 11am – 1pm

Drawing Marathon: Saturday, July 14, 2018, 2-4pm

Drawing Marathon: Saturday, August 4, 2018, 2-4pm

Exhibition Closing:  August 25, 2018, 5:30-8:00pm

Presented by The Arthur & Helen Baer Charitable Foundation

20
Aug
2018

08-20-2018 - 10-05-2018 9:00 pm

This exhibition seeks to highlight two recent acquisitions in the context of a broad collection of textual and illustrated editions of the works of Geoffrey Chaucer from the fifteenth century to the present at the Mercantile Library. We focused on The Canterbury Tales, the Prologue and the stories about them that have inspired generations of artists, and on the important Mercantile acquisitions of the rare Caxton printing of the Tales and a nearly forgotten facsimile of the famous Ellesmere manuscript of the Tales, created in meticulous detail and brilliant color over a century ago.

20
Aug
2018

08-20-2018

The Corner is a Monday evening jam session featuring DJ Nune fusing turntables with live instruments to create a harmonious blend of sound and energy on the patio.

 

The Corner is where style, music, conversation, and relaxation intersect.

20
Aug
2018

08-20-2018

Building on the success of last year's Solarize Madison County / Glen Carbon, we are pleased to announce the launch of Solarize Metro East! This solar group buy program is available to property owners in both Madison County and St. Clair, Illinois!

20
Aug
2018

08-20-2018

Terminator 2 (Denton, TX) 

https://terminator-2.bandcamp.com/

The sound of the Human Machine shutting down forever. Sludge filled brutality. 

 

Path of Might (St. Louis)

https://pathofmight.bandcamp.com/

 

Kodiac (St. Louis) 

https://kodiacstl.bandcamp.com/

 

Alex Cunningham (St. Louis)

https://personalarchives.bandcamp.com/album/ache

 

730pm - doors 

8pm - show

$8

All Ages

20
Aug
2018

08-20-2018

SATE presents NO EXIT by Jean-Paul Sartre:

An existentialist play with a new adaptation by Alyssa Ward

Directed by Bess Moynihan

August 15-September 1, 2018 at 8PM (Wednesdays-Saturdays)

The Chapel, 6238 Alexander Drive

20
Aug
2018

08-20-2018 -11:30 pm
21
Aug
2018

08-21-2018 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
Aug
2018

08-21-2018 12:00 am

The summer session of social dance classes is starting at St. Charles Community College the week of June 24. Classes will be held in the College Center dance studio on the SCC campus, 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive in Cottleville. Classes will be held June 24-Aug. 22.   

 

Learn how to swing, rumba, line dance and more with award-winning dance instructors Linda Landwehr and Stan Mayer. The eight-week session costs $52 per person. Students, ages 14 and up, should enroll with a partner.

 

According to the instructors, good dancing is a lifetime investment in fun and wellness. It’s a great way to get exercise without working out. Dancing will open up a wonderful world of togetherness, and it provides participants with a thriving, year-round social calendar. 

 

For more information and to enroll, visit stchas.edu/learnforlife.