Join us as author Kevin Killeen introduces and signs copies of his new book, Most Improved Sophomore. Copies of the book will be for sale at the event by The Novel Neighbor.
Join us on the streets of the Central West End Scene (CWEscene) as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of what many have claimed as the first cocktail party on record — held in 1917 by Mrs. Julius S. Walsh Jr. in her home at 4510 Lindell.
Enjoy live entertainment, a spirited cocktail competition and, of course, delicious food and drinks available for purchase from participating CWE bars and restaurants.
Participants include: Bar Italia STL, Dressel's Public House, Drunken Fish, El BURRO LOCO - central west end, Gamlin Whiskey House, Kingside Diner, Mary Ann's Tea Room, Mission Taco Joint - Central West End, Pi Pizzeria, The Preston, scape, Sub Zero Vodka Bar, Taste of Lebanon and The Tavern Kitchen & Bar.
Featuring music by Guerrilla Swing (5-8 p.m.), Gatsby Gang Jazz Band (5:30-7:30 p.m.) and Funky Butt Brass Band (8-10 p.m.), as well as performances by fire dancers and the St. Louis Jitterbugs. Dancakes will be available from 5-7 p.m. in our kids' zone.
Be sure to meet at the main stage (Euclid & McPherson) at 7:45 p.m. for a neighborhood toast!
This event, which will be held outdoors along Euclid Avenue between Maryland and McPherson, will be free and open to the public.
Thank you to our generous sponsors!
FAMILY AREA SPONSOR
Washington University Medical Center Redevelopment Corporation (WUMCRC)
Gamlin Restaurant Group (Gamlin Whiskey House & Sub Zero Vodka Bar)
Red Brick STL
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Rockin' Jake has been hailed by many as one of the premier harmonica players in the country. His original sound is a hybrid of second line, swamp funk, blues and zydeco with influences from Paul Butterfield, Big Walter Horton, James Cotton, The Meters, WAR, J. Geils Band, Clifton Chenier, and the Fabulous Thunderbirds.Based out of New Orleans since 1990, Rockin' Jake relocated since being flooded out by Hurricane Katrina, and now lives in Southern Florida. Jake has toured nationally with G. Love & Special Sauce, blues and pop legend Maria Muldaur, and bluesman T.J, Wheeler.Jake's work has also been heard on the soundtrack of "The Big Easy" television series, the theme for the "Mike Ditka Show, " and a Miller Beer commercial. Jake is a five-time winner of Off Beat Magazine's coveted Best of the Beat award for best harmonica player. He and his band pour out their souls in every performance with high energy and electricity which consistently brings the audience to their feet.Five-time winner, Off Beat Magazine's Best of the Beat award “Best Harmonica Player”2011 Riverfront Times (St. Louis MO) nominee, "Best Blues Artist"2013 Winner, Blues Alliance of The Treasure Coast (FL) IBC contest
Join STAGES in ancient Egypt as Joseph, his eleven brothers, and the miraculous coat of many colors comes to vivid life in this inspirational rags-to-riches tale as old as time itself. This fun filled musical from Andrew Lloyd Webber has an enchanting rock-inflected score that includes the hit songs “Close Every Door To Me”, “Go, Go, Joseph”, and “Any Dream Will Do”, making it a dream of a show for the entire family!
Next To Normal, a rock musical, opened on Broadway on April 2009 with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey, and music by Tom Kitt. It won three Tony awards in 2009 including Best Musical Score. It also won the 2010 Pulitzer Award and made numerous Top Ten Best Shows lists.
Next to Normal examines how one typical suburban family handles the slow retreat into manic depression that the mother is battling. Critics call it “an emotional powerhouse” that explores how a family deals with grief and weighs the ethics of psychiatry, as it depicts family life in a suburban setting. It is presented with love, sympathy, and punch. Talk backs with cast after Sunday productions. Directed by Edward Coffield, starring Debby Lennon*, John Flack*, Libby Jasper, Max Baneham, Ryand Scott Foizey, Spencer Davis Milford* (*member Actors Equity)
"Join a rotating cast of some of St. Louis’ finest musicians for “The Dark Room Brunch Sessions”. Two sets of tunes from 11am-1:30pm is paired with our brand new brunch menu, served 10am-3pm. More info: http://www.thedarkroomstl.com/
Emery Entertainment presents Direct from Australia! Sleeves Up, Pants Down The Naked Magicians. $55 Reserved Seating / $69 VIP Package
7pm Doors / 8pm Show
Veteran story time lady, Georgy Rock, joins us each Tuesday morning from 10:30-11am to read stories, sing songs, laugh, and be silly. All ages welcome, and always free. Today is our special Children's Book Week edition.
Sweet Megg and the Wayfarers are bringing their swinging jazz band down from New York for a lovely night of music and dancing at NOLA Swing hosted at HandleBar on Tuesday, June 13th starting at 8:30. Come at 8 PM if you'd like to participate in a 30 minute free intro to swing lesson.
Theo Peoples plays every Wednesday at Herbie's in Clayton, at the corner of Maryland and North Brentwood.
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!
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