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Upcoming events

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Mar
2017

03-29-2017 - 09-06-2017 7:30 pm

Theo Peoples plays every Wednesday at Herbie's in Clayton, at the corner of Maryland and North Brentwood.

29
Mar
2017

Curated by Dr. Jeffrey Hughes, the exhibition Dispositive Environments will highlight the tension between technology and permanence, as well as the too often neglected ecological consequences of technology’s rapid expansion. 

The juxtaposition of still necessary mechanisms and technologies of the Industrial Revolution associated with, for example, sub-surface mining or railroad transport, are intertwined with the technological engines of transnational commerce and information economies. Art that responds to this intersection of social, symbolic and political forces will be shown with research-based documentation. 

The concept of the dispositive is here related to the context in which the work is executed and also experienced. Instead of merely a locus for the transmission of expression and content, works in the exhibition will encourage the viewer/participant to construct his or her own meaning. 

Featured artists: 

Ursula Biemann

Chris Jordan

Eva Ju

Libby Reuter & Joshua Rowan

John Sabraw

The Walter Collective

Mel Watkin

29
Mar
2017

Cost: $20

Skills you’ll learn:

power drill, drill press, belt sander, planer

Learn how to safely and effectively cut your reclaimed wood with the tools in Perennial’s new wood shop. In this hour and a half demo, you’ll learn how to safely use hand-held power drills and the drill press to create joinery and attach hardware to your projects. We will also learn how to smooth and shape your wood projects with the belt sander and thickness planer. By completing this crash course, you will have full access to use the power drill, drill press, belt sander, and planer for future projects at Perennial.

 

Last day to register: Sunday, March 26

29
Mar
2017

03-29-2017 - 04-02-2017

Come get your Q on! The 10th Annual QFest St. Louis, presented by Cinema St. Louis, runs March 29-April 2, 2017, at the .ZACK Theatre. The St. Louis-based LGBTQ film festival, QFest will present an eclectic slate of 19 films — 11 features (eight narratives and three documentaries) and eight short subjects. The participating filmmakers represent a wide variety of voices in contemporary queer world cinema. The mission of the film festival is to use the art of contemporary gay cinema to spotlight the lives of LGBTQ people and to celebrate queer culture. A highlight of the fest is the St. Louis premiere of  the documentary “The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin” by veteran QFest director Jennifer Kroot (“To Be Takei”), which looks at the life the beloved gay author of the “Tales of the City” books. Other prominent films include the heartbreaking lesbian love story “Lovesong,” starring Riley Keough and Jena Malone; “Real Boy,” an empowering documentary about a young trans boy trying to make his way in the world and make peace with his mother; and the delightful Irish dramedy “Handsome Devil.” QFest also offers a rare chance to see two queer classics: the outrageous, groundbreaking 1970 film “The Boys in the Band,” directed by William Friedkin (“The Exorcist” and “The French Connection”), and a restoration of Donna Deitch’s lesbian love story “Desert Hearts,” starring Helen Shaver as a ’50s-era woman who goes to Reno for a quickie divorce only to find love instead.

 

The 2017 QFest St. Louis begins on Wednesday, March 29, and runs through Sunday, April 2. Tickets go on sale March 1. Cost is $13 each or $10 for students and Cinema St. Louis members with valid and current IDs. All screenings will be held at the .ZACK Theatre in Grand Center. .ZACK is located three short blocks east of Grand Boulevard at 3224 Locust St., St. Louis, MO 63103. Advance sales are available through Metrotix. Direct sales links will also be on the QFest website. 

 

For the schedule of screenings and events, including trailers and full descriptions of the films, visit the festival website at www.cinemastlouis.org/qfest. The official QFest St. Louis page on Facebook is www.facebook.com/QFestSTL. Advance digital copies of the films and some of the short subjects are available for press review on request. Please inquire with QFest St. Louis artistic director Chris Clark

29
Mar
2017

03-29-2017

QFest uses the art of contemporary gay cinema to spotlight the lives of LGBTQ people and to celebrate queer culture. The event will excite, entertain, and enlighten audiences of all identities. QFest begins the 2017 lineup with "Lovesong." 

Neglected by her husband, Sarah (Riley Keough) embarks on an impromptu road trip her best friend, Mindy (Jena Malone). What they hadn’t counted on is an immediate spark between them. But before their romantic yearnings can develop into something more, Mindy abruptly returns to the city. Years later, Sarah attempts to rebuild their intimate connection in the days before Mindy's wedding. This achingly beautiful and occasionally heartbreaking story is propelled by the intense, raw performances of the two lead actresses. The film had its world premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.

Advance tickets may be purchased through Metrotix or .ZACK box office. Tickets go on sale soon. Click on Buy Tickets on each film page for a direct link to purchase tickets.

29
Mar
2017

Professor William B. McKinnon, Washington University in St. Louis

McDonnell Distinguished Lecturer - Spring 2017

 

Professor McKinnon is deputy lead scientist with the New Horizons geology and geophysics team and has been a senior member of the science team since the inception of the mission to Pluto.  The main goal of the New Horizons missions was the exploration of the outer reaches of the solar system especially of Pluto and the Kuiper belt objects.  The spacecraft carrying an arsenal of instruments was launched ten years ago on January 19, 2006 and it swung past Jupiter in July 2007 in a precise maneuver for a kinematic boost.  In the year 2015 it completed a long reconnaissance of Pluto and its moons and is on its way to explore deeper into the Kuiper belt, a relict of the birth of the solar system.  These observations are revealing many fascinating and unexpected aspects of these objects and are also providing insights into conditions that prevailed in this part of the Galaxy more than 5 billion years ago.  Professor McKinnon will be our consummate tour guide for this journey through space and time!

 

Abstract: We have reached Pluto, the last of the classical planets, and the most remote world yet explored by humankind! Far from being dark, cold, and dead, Pluto and its family of moons are bright and variegated, if not gloriously, geologically alive. From giant floating mountains of water ice, to mysterious cryovolcanoes, to valleys carved by now vanished glaciers of solid nitrogen, to towering blades of sun-burnt solid methane, Pluto has expanded the very meaning of geology and the definition of planethood. And while modest in stature, Pluto has played a key role in revolutionizing our understanding of the early history of the Solar System.

 

Organized by McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences, Washington University.

29
Mar
2017

03-29-2017

“Common Houses in Webster Groves”, will be the topic of the Spring 2017 Webster Groves Historic Preservation Lecture, presented by Thomas Hubka, Professor Emeritus in the School of Architecture at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and author of Houses without Names: Architectural Nomenclature and the Classification of America’s Common Houses.

Prof. Hubka will speak on the importance of common houses—those lacking an established architectural style and hence often overlooked—as well as their impact on American culture and their place in Webster Groves.

This lecture will be presented on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at 7:00 pm in Webster University’s Winifred-Moore Auditorium, 470 E. Lockwood Ave., St. Louis, MO 63119. For directions: http://www.webster.edu/film-series/directions.html.

The lecture series is sponsored by the Webster Groves Historic Preservation Commission with support from Webster University’s Department of Art, Design, and Art History.

This workshop is partially funded by a grant from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, State Historic Preservation Office and the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service.  Grant awards do not imply an endorsement of contents by the grantor.  Federal laws prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, handicap or ethnicity.  For more information, write to the Office of Equal Opportunity, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington D.C. 20240. 

The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.

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Mar
2017

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Mar
2017

03-29-2017

QFest uses the art of contemporary gay cinema to spotlight the lives of LGBTQ people and to celebrate queer culture. The event will excite, entertain, and enlighten audiences of all identities.

At times both outrageously funny and intensely mean-spirited, “The Boys in the Band” — the first of two queer classics at QFest — is based on the groundbreaking play by Mart Crowley. Tempers fray and true selves are revealed when a heterosexual man is accidentally invited to a homosexual party. Michael is hosting a birthday celebration for a pal when he gets an unexpected visit from old friend Alan. The problem: Alan is straight and extremely straitlaced, while everyone else at the party is gay. Michael hopes to conceal his sexuality from Alan, but this charade doesn't last. After being outed, Michael turns on Alan, accuses him of being a closeted gay, and forces him to partake in a revealing and cruel party game that has devastating consequences. In the years following the release of this queer classic, director Friedkin made the iconic films “The French Connection,” “The Exorcist,” “Cruising,” and “To Live and Die in LA.”

Advance tickets may be purchased through Metrotix or .ZACK box office. Tickets go on sale soon. Click on Buy Tickets on each film page for a direct link to purchase tickets.

29
Mar
2017

03-29-2017 - 01-10-2018 11:00 pm

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!

29
Mar
2017

03-29-2017

The cerebral chaos of Bestial Mouths is an invitation to dream darkly, a monstrous glamour to dazzle the eyes of the spirit—their texts a prayer to unlocking secrets of the shattered soul.
What salvation you might find there is purely coincidental.

The instruments of these Bestial Mouths are cacophonous: hammering percussion and industrialized synthetics wrapped in the lyrics of euphoric dread. The shapes they form—crumbling mythologies, voided personalities and the clenched-fist orgasmic crush of lost desires—are as immediate as they are intimate, glimpses into the world that these three inhabit. Don’t look too closely, however…it’s easy to get lost in the night.

http://www.bestialmouths.com/

"Bestial Mouths, the industrial electro-goth foursome from Los Angeles, do a pretty great job of creating carnal, post-punk beats that make you feel oh so dirty, yet oh so right."

Powder River
"Percussive synth loops, swirling sculpted guitar noise, and floating choral vocals imbue northwest country with a glacial Gothic sensibility. Powder River is here to explore the darkest parts of Americana and the beauty contained within the void."
https://powderriver.bandcamp.com/

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30
Mar
2017

03-30-2017 12:00 am

When Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins kick off an impromptu jam session at Sun Studios, the air crackles with star power. Get up close and personal with these larger-than-life personalities in an experience that will rock your socks off! This powerhouse musical features chart-topping hits from all four performers.

repstl.org/season/show/million_dollar_quartet

30
Mar
2017

03-30-2017 - 05-04-2017 8:00 pm

Beginning Oil Painting

Hannah Miller

Thursdays- March 23 - April 27

Explore color, texture, and form in this six-week beginning oil painting course. Students will learn how to stretch and prepare a canvas, set up a palette, and learn basic color theory and color mixing techniques which will best produce clean, vibrant, space-shaping colors. Students will also experiment with painting mediums and work with different brushes and palette knife techniques to discover and develop one’s own personal style.

 

Hannah Miller, a Carlinville native, holds a BFA in photography and painting, and an MFA in photography and video and has attended Illinois State University, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and Rhode Island School of Design. She is a big believer in the positive impact art and creativity can have in rural communities, and is super excited about the MAC opening just a half-hour away from her home!  

 Painting holds a special place in her practice; it is a more hands-on approach to the meditative seeing, looking, and studying of color and the relationships of objects that she works towards in photographs.  The way that color can shape form in painting is a mystery that will never cease to amaze, and she hopes that she can share that sense of wonder with her students.

MATERIALS:

Paintbrushes 

Palette knives 

Piece of glass for palette- around 8 x 10" or largerWooden stretcher bars- can be made, not bought

Canvas- 

Gesso-

Gamblin mediums kit

Gamblin Gamsol

30
Mar
2017

The Solarize Madison County/Glen Carbon program allows individual home and commercial property owners to access lower prices for solar installations through the power of volume purchasing. 

This program will reduce carbon emissions while providing residents with the opportunity to invest in high-quality renewable energy solar installation with potentially significant savings on installation cost and energy bills. 

The program is administered by the Midwest Renewable Energy Association at no cost to the village or the county. 

Over the next few months, Midwest Renewable Energy Association will provide free public one-hour educational sessions called Solar Power Hours for prospective participants to learn how solar energy works and to answer questions. The program’s website includes a signup form.

30
Mar
2017

Cost: $40

Materials saved from the landfill:

wood

Skills you’ll learn:

sawing, drilling, sanding, adding walnut stain or wood wax finish

Display your tiny collectibles, air plants, or small trinkets on a DIY triangle shelf. A great project for beginner woodworkers, these shelves are simple to make with the right tools. Using the chop (or miter) saw, the class will cut their wood to desired lengths as well as make angled cuts. Participants will use a pneumatic nail gun to assemble their shelf. Pieces can be sanded then finished with either Perennial’s homemade walnut stain or wood wax. The class will also discuss the proper method to hang your shelf depending on your wall type. Learn to identify plaster walls vs. drywall and the proper fasteners needed to hang work safely and level.

Last day to register: Saturday, March 25

30
Mar
2017

Cost: $10

Materials saved from the landfill:

jars, containers, candle wax

Skills you’ll learn:

candlemaking, how to make your own wicks

Looking for a fun, low-key way to get your favorite pals together, or a new date night idea? Maybe something the whole family can do together? Join Perennial for a fun DIY Night at the shop! Tonight we’ll show you simple ways to make your own candles. Bring in a few tea cups, jars, or other small containers from home to customize your candle. Perennial will provide various candle waxes and walk you through how to make your own cotton wicks. Don’t forget to bring your own refreshments and snacks, and leave the craft supplies to Perennial!

 

Last day to register: Saturday, March 25

30
Mar
2017

03-30-2017 - 04-13-2017

WHAT: Practical Parent Talk classes  

WHEN: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 30, April 6 & April 13

WHERE: St. Charles Community College, 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Dr. in Cottleville

COST:  $109 for all three classes; $39 per class if taken individually 

CONTACT INFO: SCC Continuing Education Department, 636-922-8233 or stchas.edu/learnforlife. 

30
Mar
2017

New York Times bestselling author C.J. Box returns with a suspenseful new thriller starring Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett. The Cates family has always been a bad lot. Joe struck a fierce blow against them when the life of his daughter April was endangered, but he’s always wondered if there’d be a day of reckoning. He’s not wondering any longer. Joe knows they’re coming after him and his family now. All he can do is wait for them to make the first move.

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