The Bonsack Gallery at John Burroughs School will feature Light + Dark (inside), an exhibit of paintings by Sole Van Emden, from Friday, January 5, through Wednesday, February 7. All are invited to an opening reception from 5:30 to 7:30 pm on Friday, January 5.Van Emden, who paints images from her surroundings, is specifically inspired by strong light raking across surfaces and through space. The artist says, I am drawn to the drama and the sense of volume created by the stark contrast between light and dark, whether across a childs face, a still life or an urban scene.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 6:30 pm, weekdays. The exhibit is free to the public.
Preview Day - Sunday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. January 28First day only $10 at the doorMonday – Wednesday – 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. January 29-31 Thursday, February 1st – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. - Bag Day – Fill a bag for $5Apps are great, but there’s nothing like the feel of a real book! Book lovers, collectors and avid readers all anticipate this annual event. Thousands of titles include mystery and intrigue, novels, biographies, politics, religion, sports, cookbooks, history, animals, art, science, science fiction, business, women’s issues, foreign languages, gardening, poetry, psychology, self-help, humor…the list goes on. Parents and educators will find a large selection of books for children and youth as well as educational materials for home schoolers. Multiples of titles are available for book club reading along with miscellaneous videos, books on tape/CDs and DVDs.The opening day $10 fee helps underwrite expenses for the sale. Books are priced from 50 cents to $3. Special books—collectibles, art books, antique books—are priced as marked. Line ticket sales will begin at 9 a.m. Sunday, January 28th. Doors Open at 10am. Children 16 and under are free. There is no cost to shop the remaining days of the book sale. On Thursday, February 1st buyers can take advantage of Bag Day…fill a bag of books for $5. For more information, contact Zelda Sparks 314-442-3169. Donations of books are still being accepted through January 15th at the JCC
As part of the Library Faculty Book Talk series, Marie Griffith will discuss "Moral Combat: How Sex Divided American Christians and Fractured American Politics" (Basic Books). In her book, Griffith offers a sweeping account of the century of religious conflict that produced our culture wars. Griffith, the John C. Danforth Distinguished Professor in the Humanities at Washington University in St. Louis, is currently the director of the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics and the editor of the Center’s journal, "Religion & Politics".
Doors 7pm, Show 8pm, $10 Advance, $12 Day of Show, All Ages, Buy Tickets @ Metrotix.comIn making his fourth album Wash It in the Water, Zach Deputy dreamed up a sunny and soulful new sound that fuses hip-hop, funk, and folky pop with the spirited rhythms of soca and calypso. With that sound embodied by the albums brightly melodic and richly textured title track, Wash It in the Water finds the Georgia-based singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist mining his Puerto Rican and Cruzan heritage for inspiration. Because of the music I was raised on, Ive always heard rhythm in a very tropical, Latin-esque wayits something that resonates in the deepest parts of me, says Deputy, who grew up in South Carolina. When I was a kid my grandma would play a lot of salsa and soca and make me get up and dance to it, so in a way this is me putting my own spin on all that and bringing those sounds into a whole new era.
The Anti-Imperialism Nationwide Comedy Takeover with Krish Mohan & Andrew Frank! An evening of Socially Conscious Comedy!Wednesday January 31, 2018 at 8pmLive at The Heavy Anchor$5 at the door
Weekly poetry open mic at The Legendary Palomino Lounge.
Learn to sculpt a wall-hanging relief sculpture! You can do it. All ability levels are welcome! You will create at least one small finished sculpture suitable for hanging on your wall. You will receive instruction and encouragement as you sculpt, create a simple mold and cast your wall hanging artwork in plaster. Finish patina options will be discussed and possibly completed depending on time. Don’t miss this great opportunity! Your instructor, Adam Long, has been teaching art for over 20 years and his sculptures are award winning and collected internationally. He holds a Masters of Art in Studio Art Emphasis Drawing and a Masters of Fine Art in Sculpture.
As part of the Library Faculty Book Talk series, Brandon Wilson will discuss "The Half Beneath" (TouchPoint Press). In his book, Wilson explores the life of a slave through his great-great-grandfather, John Lyle Wilson. The harrowing story of a divided man in a divided land. Brandon Robert Wilson is a Chancellor’s Fellow and PhD student in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis.
Jeremy Segel-Moss and Leslie Sanazaro every Thursday night at Yaqui's on Cherokee from 8:30-11:30p
DIRTY FENCES (NY)http://greenwayrecords.storenvy.com/products/21333209-dirty-fences-goodbye-loveTouring on their new album "Goodbye Love" - Dirty Fences return to St. Louis! "In the hyperbole of music releases, rarely do a band live up to the moniker of all-time party rock n roll band, but Dirty Fences are no doubt one of the current crop of bands vying for the top spot. Their live shows are an awesome explosion of power-pop punk wrapped up in hijinks and, if they ever reach the dizzying heights of those who influence them, no doubt pyrotechnic mayhem. Its a sound that they perfectly encapsulated on their previous albums, but this time theyve upped their game, adding a subtle layer of pop sheen to their rougher and grimier punk edges." - Nathan Whittle (Louder Than War)Shitstorm (St. Louis) https://shitstormstl.bandcamp.com/9PM$7 All Ages
Join Sandra Carter for Howlin; Friday concert at the National Blues Museum. Howlin’ Friday shows are Friday’s in February from 5-10PM in the Lumiere Place Legends room at the National Blues Museum. Happy Hour from 5:00-7:00pm and Live music from 7:00-10:00pm. General Admission tickets are available for $10.$15 for reserved table seating.Combo Ticket $20 – includes general admission to the concert and the museum.Tickets can be purchased in advance, or in person the night of the show at the National Blues Museum Box Office, 615 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, 63101. For more information, call 314-925-0016 ext. 405.
Join us for a special celebration of the opening of the spring exhibitions, which highlight modern and contemporary prints in the museums collection as well as the architectural history of the east end of Washington Universitys Danforth Campus. Transformative Visions: Washington Universitys East End, Then and Now, Postwar Prints and Multiples: Investigating the Collection, Island Press: Recent Prints, and The New York Collection for Stockholm Portfolio will be on view February 2 through April and May of 2018.
Of his 12th studio album and its enigmatic title, Destroyers Dan Bejar offers the following: Sometime last year, I discovered that the original name for The Wild Ones (one of the great English-language ballads of the last 100 years or so) was Ken. I had an epiphany, I was physically struck by this information. In an attempt to hold on to this feeling, I decided to lift the original title of that song and use it for my own purposes. Its unclear to me what that purpose is, or what the connection is. I was not thinking about Suede when making this record. I was thinking about the last few years of the Thatcher era. Those were the years when music first really came at me like a sickness, I had it bad. Maybe The Wild Ones speaks to that feeling, probably why Suede made no sense in America. I think ken also means to know.
ken was produced by Josh Wells of Black Mountain, who has been the drummer in Destroyer since 2012. The album was recorded in its entirety in the jam space/studio space that the group calls The Balloon Factory. However, unlike Poison Season, ken was not recorded as a band record, though everyone in the band does make an appearance.
Doors 6:30 PM / $15 CoverBYOB and Food VenueJoin us as we welcome back The Mighty Pines!The Mighty Pines are a fierce roots band making music inspired by the wide rivers and red-brick streets of St. Louis. For the last five years they’ve been fashioning their distinctive heartland sound. The music is fresh: bluegrass meets acoustic soul and rock & roll. With their genre bending original songs the band bridges the gap between groove and grass, between country and funk, between blues and folk. The music can at one moment be raucous and at the next hushed, with soaring harmonies keeping it sweet through every song.
Dave Stone has been a stalwart of the Saint Louis improvisational music scene for over 25 years. Primarily a tenor saxophonist, Dave has also played guitar and other reed instruments with many local bands, and in multiple musical genres. Revered in both the STL jazz and the free improv circles, Dave has been an under-appreciated Saint Louis icon since the early 1990’s.The Dave Stone Trio has had a long-standing Friday night residency at Mangia Italiano since 1997, surviving through 4 different owners. Their gig begins every Friday at 11:30pm, so this concert is a rare chance to hear his trio at an earlier time. This will be the first bebop / post-bop show in the Focal Point’s 43-year history, so you won’t want to miss a night of music inspired by Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, and Sonny Rollins.Special guest Eric Slaughter is a high-energy guitarist, experienced nationally and internationally in jazz/rock/funk/pop and more. This will be a homecoming of sorts, Eric played with the Dave Stone Trio regularly in the late 1990’s.
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