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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/

19
Sep
2018

09-19-2018 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

19
Sep
2018

09-19-2018

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.

19
Sep
2018

09-19-2018 - 01-03-2019 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.

19
Sep
2018

09-19-2018

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.

19
Sep
2018

From Miles Davis and Willie Akins to Eric Slaughter and Ptah Williams, St. Louis has a living legacy of jazz. It pulses and flows through every bass note, a staccato heart beat riding across generations of red brick and river. Every Wednesday evening, the St. Louis community comes together for the Wednesday Night Jazz Crawl, live in Grand Center. Free, family-friendly, and open to jazz lovers of all ages, this weekly event celebrates the finest in jazz talent, and the venues that form the backbone of a St. Louis legacy.

Sponsored by the Kranzberg Arts Foundation, The Wednesday Night Jazz Crawl helps continue the Foundation’s mission to establish the essential infrastructure necessary for the arts to thrive in the St. Louis community and bring the arts within reach for people of all ages and backgrounds.

5pm - 11pm | FREE | 6 venues

Jazz Happy Hour at Magnolia Café (5-7pm) - old-time jazz favorites with happy hour specials.

Kranzberg Jazz Jam hosted by Bob Deboo at the Kranzberg Arts Center (7-9pm) - one set of standards & originals from a unique trio (7-8pm) followed by a jam session open to all in attendance (8-9pm).

Curtain Call Jazz Sessions (6-8pm or 8-10pm) - two hour sessions with a rotating group of some of St. Louis’ favorite musicians, as well as national touring acts on occasion.

Wednesday Night Swing w/ Lindy Hop St. Louis in the Grand Hall at The Grandel (8:30-10pm) - kick up your heels at the weekly Wednesday Night Swing in the Grand Hall at The Grandel. Come with friends or make some new ones at this public dance social, no partner required!

Jazz Hang with the Kasimu Taylor Trio at The Dark Room at The Grandel (9-11pm) - trumpeter Kasimu Taylor & friends play an energetic set of originals and standards at The Dark Room at The Grandel.

Jazz at the Bistro Simulcast in Nancy’s Lounge (7:30pm & 9:30pm during scheduled shows) - when Jazz at The Bistro is in session, Nancy’s Lounge welcomes jazz crawl patrons to view the simulcast of both sets of the ticketed show.

19
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.

19
Sep
2018

09-19-2018 -9:30 pm

Many have suggested higher education in America is a troublesome bubble. Student debt is unsustainable, and most who enter college never graduate. Why has it become so necessary for people to attend these institutions of higher learning? What’s at stake for those who choose to go to college and for those who don’t? Historically, almost no one attended college, but it has become an established norm. How does our view on these issues speak to our view of human nature and society? While some perhaps over-value education, others seem almost against it, viewing it as a means of indoctrination. All this and more as we discuss “The Good, the Bad, and the Ivory Tower: American Higher Education and its Discontents.”  

 

TATB is a monthly public discussion hosted by MidrashSTL.com that takes up the most important issues of our day, bringing together an amazing diversity of people for the best public discussion in town. We meet the third Wednesday of each month. Come have a brew, share your view and lend an ear to others. Always free and open to absolutely anyone.

 

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

 

http://www.midrashstl.com

19
Sep
2018

Left Bank Books welcomes bestselling author of "Bottled" and Momsieblog.com Dana Bowman, who will sign and discuss her new book, "How to Be Perfect Like Me"!

 

This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of "How to Be Perfect Like Me" from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line.

 

Recover. Rinse. Repeat. Dana Bowman can’t escape the lure of perfectionism, trying to be a flawless wife, mother, and person in recovery. When Dana experiences a short-lived relapse during the Christmas holiday, she has the startling realization that recovery is more than just giving up alcohol. In this funny and revealing follow-up to her best-selling book "Bottled," Dana reflects on how we live in a society of excess, always pushing ourselves to do and be better. However, it doesn’t take her long to realize that self-care and getting over herself is the key to happiness.

19
Sep
2018

09-19-2018

Weekly poetry open mic at The Legendary Palomino Lounge.

19
Sep
2018

09-19-2018

OKLAHOMA! completely changed the face of American musical theatre over 70 years ago, and remains as fresh and vital today as it was then. A stunning blend of drama, music, and dance, the exhilarating Rodgers and Hammerstein score contains such classics as “People Will Say We’re In Love,” “The Surrey With The Fringe On Top,” “I Cain’t Say No,” and more!

19
Sep
2018

09-19-2018

Sean Canan’s Voodoo Players are a band dedicated to playing various classic rock & roll songbooks with a revolving cast of the St. Louis area’s finest musicians.  Sean acts as musical director as the Voodoo Players both recreate and reinterpret music by legendary bands and a wide array of artists.

19
Sep
2018

09-19-2018 -11:00 pm

The SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque is unlike any other burlesque act you’ve ever seen, filled with pop culture references, a high energy indie soundtrack and the sexiest choreography that will make your inner nerd explode with glee. Choreographed by one of their very own – you can see Star Wars, Rick and Morty, Stranger Things, Sailor Moon, and more! (18+) 

 

VIP Meet & Greet tickets include early entry for a meet and greet and photo with the performers, one item autographed by the girls, crowd-free merch shopping and a commemorative VIP laminate lanyard. (* VIP Meet and Greet is at 6:30 pm for this show *)

 

VIP Meet & Greet Doors at 6:30PM / Regular Doors at 8PM / Show at 9PM

 

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

 

https://ev6.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetEventInfo?ticketCode=GS%3AMETRO%3ASHE1819%3ASHC19SEP18%3A&linkID=metro&shopperContext=&pc=&caller=&appCode=&groupCode=SUICIDEGIRLS&cgc=&utm_source=SGfbevent

20
Sep
2018

09-20-2018 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
Sep
2018

09-20-2018

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.

20
Sep
2018

Led by Trailnet, this bike ride begins at CAM and includes stops at the Pulitzer Arts foundation, Citygarden, Museum of Contemporary Religious Art, and the World Chess Hall of Fame.

20
Sep
2018

09-20-2018 - 01-04-2019 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.

20
Sep
2018

09-20-2018

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.