KASIMU TAYLOR TRIO & special guests | 9pm – 11pm
Part of the Kranzberg Arts Foundation’s #JazzCrawl in Grand Center, along with KDHX Magnolia Café Jazz Happy Hour, Kranzberg Arts Center’s Jazz Jam, and Nancy’s Café Simulcast at Jazz at the Bistro.
The Dark Room is the third leg of an evening of live jazz standards and collaborations, featuring “The Trio”:
Kasimu Taylor – Trumpet, Nathan Jatcko – Piano, Ben Wheeler – Bass
“Wine Flight Wednesdays”, where sommelier selected wine flights are only $15. Experience exciting wines from around the world while listening to some of STL’s finest jazz practitioners!
In the early 1950s, Pruitt-Igoe, a vast public housing project, arose on 57 acres on the near north side of St. Louis. Barely 20 years after construction, the 33 eleven-story buildings that made up the complex were razed, and the vacant land that was once home to thousands of people was gradually reclaimed by a dense, neglected urban forest. What happened in-between is a story that tempts but also defies simple narratives. It is a story of interweaving and competing accounts, both then and now. This volume approaches Pruitt-Igoe with all of its contradiction in mind. Alongside iconic images, other seldom-seen photographs flesh out the history in sometimes surprising ways and, in doing so, preserve some of the stories that are in danger of being permanently erased and lost, just as Pruitt-Igoe was.A St. Louis native, Bob Hansman is an associate professor and a faculty fellow of the Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement at Washington University in St. Louis. In the early 1990s, he founded—and still directs, with his son Jovan—City Faces and the Jermaine Lamond Roberts Memorial Studio, in the Clinton-Peabody public housing project. Locally, he has received a Rosa Parks Award and a Dred Scott Freedom Award for his work.
This class series provides an introduction to Zen meditation. It is open to people of all faiths. The classes include a presentation of the history of Zen and basic principles of zazen meditation, and discussion of how to practice Zen in daily life-while at work and at leisure-that is, how to find inner peace anytime, anywhere.Each class includes zazen meditation, beginning with 10 minutes during the first class, and working up to 30 minutes by the end of the series. You will also learn how to do walking meditation. The classes are taught by Rev. Daigaku Rumme, a Zen priest in the Soto tradition. He is the resident priest and teacher of the Confluence Zen Center STL.
Cost $70 for the series ($35 for members). Register by calling 314-669-4465 or by email to email@example.comScholarships are available. No one is turned away for lack of funds.
Left Bank Books welcomes former director of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Leonard Slatkin, who will sign and discuss his new book, "Leading Tones: Reflections on Music, Musicians, and the Music Industry," with Adam Crane, SLSO Senior Vice President of External Affairs & Strategic Initiatives!This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of "Leading Tones" from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line. "Leading Tones" is a glimpse into several aspects of the musical world. There are portions devoted to Leonard Slatkin’s life as a musician and conductor, portraits of some of the outstanding artists with whom he has worked, as well as anecdotes and stories both personal and professional. Much of the book discusses elements of the industry that are troubling and difficult during this first part of the 21st century. Auditions, critics, fiscal concerns, and labor negotiations are all matters that today’s conductors must be aware of, and this book provides helpful suggested solutions. "Leading Tones" is intended not only for musicians, but also for the music lover who wishes to know more about what goes into being a conductor.
Enjoy a beautiful evening at the all new midtown patio bar, The Bronson House. Know for the craft cocktails and delectable bites. Live music provided from a soul/blues/american duo, Lefty and Laka.
Have you ever been curious about how your parents learned back in the day? Are you interested in what came before digital? Do you frequently find yourself with no plans on a Thursday night? If you answered yes to any of these questions, join the Washington University Libraries for RAWSTOCK—an evening celebrating the educational films of yesteryear.Coming to you straight from the Libraries’ Film & Media Archive, relive the struggles of adolescent gym class, experience the age of dinosaurs, and learn to think twice about getting in a car with a stranger. All films will be projected for you on actual 16mm film that was shown in real classrooms across the St. Louis area. Do not miss this unique event taking place on the Danforth Campus for the first time!
Although Sean McConnell’s self-titled new Rounder album will serve as his introduction to many listeners, the personable young artist is actually a seasoned, distinctive songwriter and an experienced performer with a quartet of D.I.Y. indie releases to his credit. Having built a substantial grass-roots fan base through tireless touring and old-fashioned hard work, McConnell is primed for a mainstream breakthrough. He writes vivid, forthright, effortlessly catchy songs whose incisive melodic craft is matched by their resonant emotional insight. Such instantly memorable tunes as “Holy Days,” “Beautiful Rose,” “Bottom of the Sea” and “Best We’ve Ever Been” are both catchy and personally charged, conveying an unmistakable sense of personal experience while exploring universal truths.
TLT ProductionspresentsChasing Waterfalls:A New R&B Musical RevueOctober 5-7, 2017October 5 at 7pmOctober 6 at 8pmOctober 7 at 3pm & 8pm$20 General Admission$45 VIP (includes premium seating & pre-show cocktail)Chasing Waterfalls, a new R&B musical revue strolls down musical memory lanes. Featuring music from the 90’s Era and the early 00’s – “Chasing Waterfalls ” explores pop culture and the glorified life of the music industry.
Just like its members, Henna Roso is not easily defined. The band merges the various styles and influences of Justin Dupuis and Taylor Graham to create a unique, yet approachable musical experience for the listener. Combining elements of funk, jazz, and soul, Henna Roso’s unique compositions take the listener to new sonic heights. Henna Roso is a musical collective dedicated to fighting hunger related issues in America. By offering food drives at every show and dedicating 10% of all revenues to fighting food insecurity, Henna Roso hopes to provide sustained support for hunger related issues.
FOR AGES 18+
The Naked Magicians, the world’s naughtiest and funniest magic show strips away the top hats and capes to promise full-frontal illusions when the show appears at the Grandel Theatre on June 12. The show is packing theaters around the world including Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, UK with an extended run on London’s West End.
New Line Theatre presents Lizzie: The Rock MusicalSeptember 28 – October 21, 2017Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 8pmThursdays: Adult = $20, Student/Senior = $15, Military/Educator = $10 (with ID)Fridays & Saturdays: Adult = $25, Student/Senior = $20
music by Steven Cheslik-deMeyer and Alan Stevens Hewittlyrics and original concept by Steven Cheslik-deMeyer and Tim Manerbook and additional music by Tim Maneradditional lyrics and orchestrations by Alan Stevens Hewitt
“In the house of Borden there’s a lock on every door,In every room a prisoner of a long, silent war.Let us take you to an August back in 1892,When all hell broke looseIn the house of Borden…”– Lizzie
It’s a sweltering August in 1892, in Fall River, Massachusetts. And Lizzie’s had enough.A prominent businessman and his wife are brutally axed to death in their home. Their daughter Lizzie Borden is the prime suspect. Lizzie’s trial is a coast-to-coast media sensation, and her story becomes an American legend. LIZZIE is ferocious, powerful musical theatre as rock concert, four women and a six-piece rock band, chock full of rage, sex, betrayal, and bloody murder, an American mythology set to a blistering rock score, a radically new American musical with a sound owing less to Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber than to Bikini Kill, the Runaways, and Heart. The show has music by Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer and Alan Stevens Hewitt, lyrics by Cheslik-DeMeyer and Tim Maner, book and additional music by Maner, and additional lyrics by Hewitt.
The New York Times called the show “a gothic rock ritual with a ‘riotgirl’ attitude … an eerie hybrid of rock club and a turn-of-the-century New England parlor. . . Presented with wall-rattling glee…deliciously watchable.”
The Village Voice talked about the show’s “lush tunes which retch sex, rage, heat, misanthropy, and incest … Surreal glee and gallows humor … Finally, a rock musical you’d wanna mosh to.”
TimeOutNY called it “a fetching, brawny rock musical.”
Show Business Weekly said, “We came for splattered red, for madness and mayhem, and Lizzie more than delivers.”
The cast of New Line’s Lizzie includes Anna Skidis as Lizzie, Kimi Short as Bridget, Larissa White as Alice, and Marcy Wiegert as Emma. The show will be directed by Mike Dowdy-Windsor, with music direction by Sarah Nelson, scenic and lighting design by Rob Lippert, costume design by Sarah Porter, and sound design by Elli Castonguay.Lizzie contains adult language and content.For more information, visit the New Line Theatre website.
FREE SHOW!!Broadway Brewery presents...Head for the HillsDoors 8 // Show 9 // 21+Potions and Poisons is the fourth album of original music from Head for the Hills, the Colorado based post-modern bluegrass outfit of Adam Kinghorn, Joe Lessard, Matt Loewen and Sam Parks. There’s no reinvention of the wheel here--no computer programmed banjo rolls or digitally arpeggiated fiddle lines. Instead we find Head for the Hills at the peak of their powers of musical alchemy, building little worlds of sound from the detritus of bluegrass, jazz, hip hop, folk and soul. Potions and Poisons is a look at the darker side of love, lust, and life; an examination of our affinity for and aversion to the things that make us fragile but human. Recorded at home in Colorado with the band’s go-to engineer, Aaron Youngberg (Cahalen and Eli, Martha Scanlan, Grant Gordy and Ross Martin), the record features appearances from Bonnie Paine (Elephant Revival) on vocals and washboard, Erin Youngberg (Uncle Earl, FY5) on vocals, and a lush string section. Potions and Poisons is the most Head for the Hills record yet, and in the great tradition of bluegrass (and soul and folk and old time music), it delivers some bitter pills, but the ten new original songs are more than a survey of the human condition. This is reflective but buoyant music, restorative and full of vibrancy.Head for the Hills prides itself on defying expectation, turning neophytes into converts and genre purists exploratory listeners. Remaining true to the roots of bluegrass while simultaneously looking to it’s future prospects, the band makes music that reaches into jazz, indie rock, hip hop, soul, world and folk to stitch together cutting edge songs that bridge the divide between past and future acoustic music. More than a decade in and after thousands of miles, hundreds of performances, a handful of independently released records, 4 times awarded Best Bluegrass in Colorado, and one new mandolin player--Head for the Hills is at their absolute peak, firing on all cylinders and winning the hearts and minds of audiences everywhere they go.Head for the Hills have been bringing their music to audiences from the Telluride Bluegrass Festival to South by Southwest and a multitude of stages in between--including Summer Camp Music Festival, High Sierra Music Festival, RockyGrass, DelFest, Northwest String Summit, Blue Ox Music Festival FloydFest, Strawberry Music Festival and many more. The band has been featured on NPR Ideastream and eTown, co-released beers with Odell Brewing Company and Sanitas Brewing, charted on the CMJ Top 200 (Blue Ruin, 2013 and Head for the Hills, 2010), and was featured by CMT – Edge, who said; “Head for the Hills’ Blue Ruin effortlessly matches integrity against innovation.”“On top of modern string music” (Bluegrass Today)“Cutting edge” (Drew Emmitt - Leftover Salmon)
Corb Lund returns to Off Broadway October 5th, 2017. Solo, seated show. Doors 7pm Show 8pm. Advance tickets are $15, $18 day of show. All ages with a $3 minor surcharge. Uber 18 must be accompanied by an adult(21+)
Red Oak Ruse hailing from Eureka Springs, Arkansas is releasing their brand new LP for their St. Louis friends and family. Michael Schembre, front man of the group, has frequented the Oyster Bar for years with many acts including the Hatrick, Mountain Sprout, and Sean Canan's voodoo players. He looks forward to returning to his favorite St. Louis Venue.
Featuring Larry Sparks and Lonesome Ramblers, David Davis and Warrior River Boys, Elastic Waistband and others.Starts at 5 pm Friday, 12 noon on Saturday and Sunday
The internationally-juried exhibition Quilt National 2017, curated by The Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, Ohio, joins the Foundry Art Centre once again for its renowned biennial collection of Art Quilts by contemporary fiber artists. The Foundry Art Centre is the only venue that will host the exhibition in its entirety aside from its original run at The Dairy Barn Arts Center. Quilt National 2017 opens at the Foundry Art Centre on Friday, October 6, 2017 and runs through Friday, December 1, 2017. Admission to the exhibitions is $5 per person.
CENTENNIAL/OKTOBERFEST CELEBRATION AT DAS BEVOA four day celebration at the newly restored Bevo Mill October 5th-8thA party 100 years in the making takes place this October 5th-8th at the newly restored Das Bevo! Come drink beer where beer barons once kicked back and enjoy a fun filled weekend of live music, games, and entertainment. The weekend kicks off Thursday, Oct. 5th at 7:00pm with the St. Louis Beer Choir - a standing room only event in our glorious beer hall. Grab some friends and a stein, and join the singing revolution!On Friday, Oct. 6th we will have live music from 2:30-7:00pm in the Biergarten including the Waterloo German Band from 7:00-10:00pm AND a Beer Stein Holding Contest! Prost!Saturday Oct. 7th will be a day of non-stop entertainment including live music from 11:00am-10:00pm, a family area featuring the Bubble Bus, face painters, games AND a yodeling contest in the Biergarten! Yodel Lay Hee Hoo! The parking lot will be closed for satellite beer and food tents featuring beer from Urban Chestnut Brewing Company and Cronin’s Pretzels. Sunday the Beer Choir returns to the Biergarten from 2:00-4:00 with additional live music from 11:00am-8:00pm and a Best Dressed Costume Contest! Time to bust out those Lederhosen! Join us at the World Famous (only in St. Louis) Das Bevo! Prost!!
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