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Upcoming events

29
Jul
2017

"The American Farm Heritage Museum presents

old-fashioned fun for everyone at “Heritage Days”

 

July 28-30, 2017

 

8 a.m. to dark Friday/Saturday; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday

 

Admission: $7 per person per day (children under 12 free)

Three-day armband is $10 per person

 

Attendees can enjoy train rides, antique tractors and working farm engine displays, tractor games, tractor pulls, kiddie pedal pulls, farm life and quilting demonstrations, Lil’ Red Barn museum displays, steam engines, an operating sawmill, wheat threshing, rock crushing, nail making, historic Hill’s Fort display, a military museum display, the Sunday car cruise, live music daily, food, flea market vendors and lots more fun for young and old!

 

Air-conditioned main building!

Massive 3-cylinder Fairbanks Morse diesel engine will be running!

 

Features: All things John Deere – highlighting 80 years of the John Deere G & L Tractors and the National Toughest G tractor pull. Exhibits of all makes and models are always welcome!

 

 

Museum address: 1395 Museum Avenue, Greenville, IL 62246

(Left off IL 127 at Museum Avenue just south of I-70 at Exit 45)

 

Find us on the web at http://www.americanfarmheritagemuseum.com/farm-heritage-days.html or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/americanfarmheritagemuseum"

29
Jul
2017

The Strauss Park ALIVE Festival will transform Strauss Park, located in the heart of the Grand Center Arts District, into an 8-week, summer-themed celebration of arts and life! Join us for the ALIVE Kick-Off and happy hour on July 5th, or enjoy any of the weekly scheduled events such as live music, dance, spoken word, theatre, and other family-friendly activities.

29
Jul
2017

07-29-2017

Grab your fork as you head to the grocery and join organicgirl’s (your favorite clamshell salad) Eat Your Hearts Out Tour! This six-city tour is stopping in St. Louis at Schnucks locations to celebrate the launch of its two new, butter lettuce salad blends.  Meet local foodie blogger, Sherrie Castellano of With Food + Love, sample her summery butter baby salad featuring the new blends with wine pairings. PLUS, takeaway VIP coupons and take a chance to win an amazing grand prize giveaway!

29
Jul
2017

07-29-2017 -11:30 am

SIUE Professor Andrew Theising and the St. Clair County Historical Society have partnered to offer a historical walking tour of Mt. Hope Cemetery (9401 W. Main, Belleville) on Saturday, July 29th at 10:00 A.M.

The cemetery holds the final resting places of many fascinating people from the early history of East St. Louis.  Prof. Theising will lead the tour, which will focus on the lives of fifteen of these remarkable individuals.

Mt. Hope, founded in 1897, holds the graves of several East St. Louis mayors, business leaders, military figures, and other historical characters.

29
Jul
2017

07-29-2017 - 09-25-2017

The summer session of social dance classes is starting at St. Charles Community College the week of June 25. 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 25-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 $50 per person. Students, ages 14 and up, should enroll with a partner.

New this summer, there will be a one-day “Technique, Rhythm, Spins & Turns” class from 11:55 a.m.-2:15 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, that costs $20. The class will teach proper foot, arm and hand style positions as well as spins, turns and body positions. No partner is required for this class.

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.

29
Jul
2017

07-29-2017 - 07-30-2017 1:30 am

Performances By:
Brother Lee & the Leather Jackals
Miss Molly Simms
Rover
Dubb Nubb
Sister Wizzard
The Maness Brothers
Cara Louise Band
Breakmouth Annie
The Old Souls Revival
River Kittens
The Death
SWEETTALKER (Nashville, TN)
Elliot Pearson
Apex Shrine
LSXPRSS
SonDaze
DIBIASE
The Vigilettes
Backwash
Cree Rider
The Fighting Side
Morgan Nusbaum
The Daisy Ad
Monkh & the People
Squircle The Destroyer
DJ SayWord
Old Capital

29
Jul
2017

07-29-2017 -8:00 pm

Kickball tournament between vets and first responders. All proceeds benefit Got Your Six PTSD Support Dogs. We place vets and first responders with fully trained service dogs free of charge.
Face painting, sno cones, fire truck, and hula hoopers for the kiddos. Food provided by Sugar Fire Smokehouse. Beer, wine, soda and water available as well.

Greg Silsby will be playing from 4-6 PM and the Rum Drum Ramblers from 6-8 PM

29
Jul
2017

07-29-2017
$5.00

Monthly DJ G Wiz event with music and education.

$5.00
29
Jul
2017

Variation and Adaptations, on display 6/2/17 through 7/29/17, is an exhibit curated by Artists First, an organization that has long worked to promote the artwork of individuals challenged by physical or psychological obstacles. While typically judged by society as impaired, this organization advocates for these artists to be considered as equal, not other, within the visual art community by their unique perspectives and life experiences. Angela Gipson, Jeff Johnson, and Jimmy Holmes will each present a body of work specific to their use of media and focused examinations.

29
Jul
2017

07-29-2017

"Subterranean Books will be hosting the art work of Timothy Wagner as part of the Loop Arts Fest,  with an opening reception Friday, June 23rd from 6pm to 8pm.

 

Timothy Wagner works as a mixed media artist using a wide variety of media from found imagery to inks. All of the art is created on reclaimed materials such as vinyl records, wood and canvas. 

 

Timothy's work is thought-provoking and a visual language that is an approach to expression of form, space and color, referencing our natural world and its surroundings. "The ambiguity of my work is created on a subconscious level."

 

Work will be on display June 15 - August 31.

 

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

 

Subterranean Books is located at:

6275 Delmar St. Louis, MO 63130"

29
Jul
2017

07-29-2017 -9:00 pm

Never a cover at Howards!

29
Jul
2017

07-29-2017 -9:30 pm

Join The Green McDonough Band Sunday, July 29th from 6-9:30pm at the Lafayette Park Concert Series.

29
Jul
2017

Mind over Magic is a modern, edgy, family friendly, interactive magic show that features Lamont Mcgee - Mystifier, and Metro the Magician. Mind over Magic has something for everyone! You will witness flawless sleight of hand manipulation, mystifying illusions, world class juggling, mind reading & prophesying. With both Lamont and Metro wielding contrasting performance styles, Mind over Magic is sure to take you on an emotional roller coaster and create unforgettable memories.

29
Jul
2017

07-29-2017 - 07-30-2017 1:00 am
$10.00

The past 5 Years we have been coming together to Celebrate Music & Art @ The Fish with every year being bigger and better than the last! This year will be no exception.  So, mark this day on your calendars and come Party with us!

LIVE MUSIC BY: GUERRILLA THEORY
KENTUCKY CRAWL
LUSID ON WAX
DCUPP

LIVE PAINTING/ART: PEDRO VELASCO
MEENA MIESNER
BRANDON ARNOLD
OSCAR VASQUEZ
ANTHONY MANNING

VERY SPECIAL GUEST: BeHumane Apparel

If you have been to this event in years passed then you already know that it's a great time that brings plenty of surprises. This year we have Art to give-a-way, merchandise for sale, a light show, and a very special G-Theory collaboration set we like to call The G-Hop Experience! Tell your family, tell your friends! This is where you wanna be JULY 29th!

Doors: 7pm Show: 8pm 10$ Entry

$10.00
29
Jul
2017

07-29-2017
$20.00

Come join Americana artist John Dennis as he returns home (originally from Freeburg, IL) for a two-night CD release show at the historic Espenschied Chapel. The show will be opened by Nashville singer-songwriter Jason Erie.

Dennis' sophomore album, Second Wind, is one of loss, hope, and renewal. The album will be available at the show and an exclusive VIP afterparty will take place after Saturday night's show. A portion of proceeds will be donated to Espenschied Chapel, in an effort to help sustain the Chapel's ability to host  future events and musical magic.

Where: Espenschied Chapel, Mascoutah, IL
When: July 28 (7:30pm) and July 29 (5pm)
Tickets: $15/adv, $20/DOS
VIP after party: $10 following Saturday show at the venue

Call: (618)235-9817 for tickets

$20.00
29
Jul
2017

07-29-2017 -10:00 pm
$12.00

Sponsored by Staunton Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, Hard Road Theatre is proud to announce their summer musical: SISTER ACT. Based on the 1992 hit comedy movie of the same name that starred Whoopi Goldberg, SISTER ACT contains all new original music written by Alan Menken (THE LITTLE MERMAID, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, ALADDIN, TANGLED, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS). The plot follows Deloris Van Cartier, a lounge singer with dreams of stardom. She witnesses a murder and is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won't be a found: a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and the uptight Mother Superior. Using her unique dance moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community but, in doing so, blows her cover. Soon, the gang is giving chase, only to find them up against Deloris and the power of her newly found sisterhood.
“I’ve directed over twenty different productions and vocally, this is the strongest cast I have worked with,” said director Evan Fifer. “It’s a show that I really think is going to resonate with our audiences. Not only that, but with about twenty singing and dancing nuns on stage, it’s a spectacle to be seen.”
SISTER ACT has a cast of 30 individuals from several different communities including Highland, Greenville, Breese, Collinsville, and Staunton. Some of the cast includes Jasmine French as Deloris Van Cartier, Ellie Mitchell as Mother Superior, Breanna Noe as Sister Mary Robert, Gentry Fifer as Sister Mary Patrick, Lori Wahl as Sister Mary Lazarus, Lynne Huelsmann as Sister Mary Martin-of-Tours, Sue Ellen Drewer as Sister Mary Theresa, Tim Albaugh as Curtis Jackson, and Tom Varner as Eddie Souther. The show is directed by Evan Fifer with musical direction by David Wilton and choreography by Christine Taylor.

Performances for SISTER ACT are July 28, 29, Aug. 4 and 5 at 7:30 p.m. and July 30 and Aug. 6 at 2:00 p.m. House doors open approximately 30 minutes before show time. All performances will be held at the Highland Elementary Auditorium, 1800 Lindenthal Ave., Highland, IL. Tickets are $12 and $11 for children 4-12 and senior citizens. Tickets can be purchased at the door, at the Highland Chamber of Commerce, or online.

Online ticket purchases stop 30 minutes before the scheduled showtime.
Hard Road Theatre Productions is a non-profit theatre organization committed to providing Highland and the surrounding area with high-quality, affordable, live theatre productions. For more information about SISTER ACT or Hard Road Theatre in general, please visit the Hard Road website at www.hardroad.org.

$12.00
29
Jul
2017

07-29-2017 - 08-28-2017

Explore friendship and revenge in 9 TO 5, as three female coworkers give their sexist boss the boot and change their workplace for the better in this hilarious musical romp with toe-tapping tunes by Dolly Parton! Based on the 1980 hit movie, this Rolodex era office take-over will make you laugh, cry, and ultimately cheer the exploits of Violet, Judy, and Doralee as they discover the joys of working 9 to 5!

29
Jul
2017

07-29-2017 - 08-06-2017

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel

July 28, 29, August 4, 5

A theatre and opera lover’s dream come true: performances of a beloved Broadway musical, powerfully sung as only Union Avenue Opera artists can, and accompanied by our full orchestra. Revel in the rich music performed as its creators intended. Directed by Broadway’s Ken Page, this vibrant production will be filled with magical moments, soaring choreography, and breathtaking music like never before seen on the Union Avenue Opera stage. Come see why Carousel has found itself included in the Opera repertory of companies all over the world.

29
Jul
2017

07-29-2017
$40.00

Born in Miami, during World War II, Chris Smither grew up in New Orleans where he first started playing music as a child. The son of a Tulane University professor, he was taught the rudiments of instrumentation by his uncle on his mother’s ukulele. “Uncle Howard,” Smither says, “showed me that if you knew three chords, you could play a lot of the songs you heard on the radio. And if you knew four chords, you could pretty much rule the world.” With that bit of knowledge under his belt, he was hooked. “I’d loved acoustic music – specifically the blues – ever since I first heard Lightnin’ Hopkins’ Blues In My Bottle album. I couldn’t believe the sound Hopkins got. At first I thought it was two guys playing guitar. My style, to a degree, came out of trying to imitate that sound I heard.”

$40.00
29
Jul
2017

07-29-2017 - 07-30-2017
$15.00

A Tribute to the MTV Show 120 Minutes feature Miserable Now (Smiths covers) and The Place Mats (Replacements covers) as well as a DJ playing Classic Alternative from the MTV Show
Doors at 8pm
Tickets are $10 in advance / $15 day of show

$15.00

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