Upcoming events

15
Aug
2018

08-15-2018

SATE presents NO EXIT by Jean-Paul Sartre:

An existentialist play with a new adaptation by Alyssa Ward

Directed by Bess Moynihan

August 15-September 1, 2018 at 8PM (Wednesdays-Saturdays)

The Chapel, 6238 Alexander Drive

15
Aug
2018

08-15-2018

Join our party of gaming nerds as they improvise their way through a fantastical realm in Game Knights. The quest is otherworldly. The party is unconventional. The chance of guest appearances by mythical beings is high.  

15
Aug
2018

08-15-2018

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.

16
Aug
2018

08-16-2018 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

16
Aug
2018

08-16-2018 12:00 am

The summer session of social dance classes is starting at St. Charles Community College the week of June 24. 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 24-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 $52 per person. Students, ages 14 and up, should enroll with a partner.

 

According to the instructors, 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.

16
Aug
2018

08-16-2018 12:00 am

Israeli born, St. Louis-based artist Edo Rosenblith will guide COCA visitors of all ages in creating a site-specific mural, blurring the distinction between artist and audience. Inspired by Rosenblith’s signature black and white wall drawings, the mural will reflect the thoughts, ideas, opinions and expectations expressed through collective visual impressions on COCA’s Millstone Gallery walls. Let Me Help You Make A Mural serves as a visual call and response that evolves over time, where the audience is invited to join the artist in creating a mural. The exhibition marks Rosenblith’s first time-based and community-collaborative work.

 

Curated by Yvonne Osei, Curator in Residence at COCA, the intention of this exhibition is to dissolve the boundaries between the artist’s private studio and the gallery space, inviting the public to become active participants in both the production and consumption of art.

 

Meet the Artist

Catch Edo Rosenblith at COCA on the following dates:

 

COCA Community Open House: Saturday, June 9, 2018, 11am – 1pm

Drawing Marathon: Saturday, July 14, 2018, 2-4pm

Drawing Marathon: Saturday, August 4, 2018, 2-4pm

Exhibition Closing:  August 25, 2018, 5:30-8:00pm

Presented by The Arthur & Helen Baer Charitable Foundation

16
Aug
2018

08-16-2018 - 10-01-2018 9:00 pm

This exhibition seeks to highlight two recent acquisitions in the context of a broad collection of textual and illustrated editions of the works of Geoffrey Chaucer from the fifteenth century to the present at the Mercantile Library. We focused on The Canterbury Tales, the Prologue and the stories about them that have inspired generations of artists, and on the important Mercantile acquisitions of the rare Caxton printing of the Tales and a nearly forgotten facsimile of the famous Ellesmere manuscript of the Tales, created in meticulous detail and brilliant color over a century ago.

16
Aug
2018

08-16-2018

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.

16
Aug
2018

08-16-2018

Live Music Is Better

16
Aug
2018

08-16-2018

Building on the success of last year's Solarize Madison County / Glen Carbon, we are pleased to announce the launch of Solarize Metro East! This solar group buy program is available to property owners in both Madison County and St. Clair, Illinois!

16
Aug
2018

Join us for our ‘Sitting on the Porch’ Thursday night jam sessions, from 6PM – 8PM. These events are just that – jam sessions – where musicians can just show up and join in the fun.

 

NBM volunteer Jesse Lopez will be running this new music offering here at the National Blues Museum! It’s free to attend, just bring your own gear. Contact Jesse for more information right here, and spread the news.

All Ages!

 

Jesse’s email – jesbluz@yahoo.com

Jesse’s Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/jesselopez2313

16
Aug
2018

Bring a blanket or a lawn chair and enjoy a free concert on the grounds of Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site.

The Soulard Blues Band is consistently praised as the “Best Blues Band” in St. Louis. Art Dwyer formed the band in 1978 and for over 40 years they have been playing in neighborhoods across the city and county.

16
Aug
2018

08-16-2018

Well, sometimes ya get to just have fun. Jon Bonham was hand picked by curator and booking agent for Joe's, John Parker, to celebrate his birthday. It happens to fall on a Thursday this year so why not? In writing and booking it is important to not make it too personal. Ya can't hire only your favorite bands when booking a venue. But sometimes, on your birthday, ya sort of get to do something close. In this case I pick a guy who simply blows me away. I don't see Americana or blues and folk as happy music to sing about all nice things. I see it as heartache and loss, tragedy and recovery in conjunction with celebration and culture. Nobody pulls it out of the ground quite like Jon does. He is the most unassuming family man you will ever meet. A school teacher with a wife and young kids hailing from S. City. He hasn't promoted himself or tried too hard to "make it" by touring like crazy and chasing the elusive siren of fame. Yet he remains one of the most genuine and talented folk/blues/Americana singers in STL who can pull emotion and grit out of a song like nobody else. 

 

His name gets him confused with that other guy a lot. It's a bit of a promotional conundrum. He got started playing open mic's in Frederick's Music Lounge and became fast friends with Fred Friction. He has played with Tommy Halloran for years all over town. This show will feature Marc Chechik, Joe Davidson and Spencer Phillips along with Jon. Come on out and support one of the really great people of music in this town. He deserves it and so do you!

 

An older video with Tommy playing with Jon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3sQGfIZQAQ

 

More recent vid of Jon playing solo.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFc0WsepUjk

 

 

Bio Info

 

Jon Bonham has been leading a band of Friends around Saint Louis for over ten years. His music blends garage band Americana with soulful takes on juke joint country, folk rock and blues. Bonham’s distinct voice “recalls a love-child of Kris Kristofferson and Tom Waits”* while his musical references can all be traced back to Robert Zimmerman.

*KDHX Online Review of Neil Young Tribute

16
Aug
2018

08-16-2018

12 Dates · Apr 20 - Oct 19

Jon Bonham and Friends in Das Biergarten every other Friday night April 13- Oct 27.  Music from 7:30-10:00. Prost!

16
Aug
2018

The ultimate feel-good show, MAMMA MIA! uses the music of ABBA to tell the hilarious and touching tale of a teen’s search for her birth father on a Greek Island paradise. Chock full of explosive dance numbers, you’ll want to unleash your inner “Dancing Queen!”

16
Aug
2018

08-16-2018

SATE presents NO EXIT by Jean-Paul Sartre:

An existentialist play with a new adaptation by Alyssa Ward

Directed by Bess Moynihan

August 15-September 1, 2018 at 8PM (Wednesdays-Saturdays)

The Chapel, 6238 Alexander Drive

16
Aug
2018

08-16-2018

Live Music Is Better

16
Aug
2018

08-16-2018

A New Musical presented as the Local Headliner for the St. Lou Fringe Fest.

On the morning of the biggest art festival in Miami, a beloved local street artist is wrongfully gunned down by police. Through the lens of a successful painter, her wannabe lover, a drug dealer, his mule, and the witless white boy baring witness to it all--The Gringo is a new musical that tells the story of art bringing together a community facing injustice and rapid gentrification... and what it means to fight for your home in spite of it all.

16
Aug
2018

08-16-2018

Wood Chickens (Madison, WI cowpunk)

https://woodchickens.bandcamp.com/

 

Leche (Austin, TX cowpunk)

http://lechesucks.com/

 

Maximum Effort (St. Louis - conspiracy punk)

https://maximumeffort.bandcamp.com/

 

830PM - doors

9PM - show

$5

All Ages

16
Aug
2018

08-16-2018

Come hear a mixture of Folk, Blues, Classic, and Americana.