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Upcoming events

26
Feb
2018

02-26-2018
$5.00

Psychotic Reaction (Norman, OK)
https://psychoticreaction.bandcamp.com/album/dying-on-the-vine

Limp Wizurdz (OKC)
https://limpwizurdz.bandcamp.com/

The Public (St. Louis)
https://thepublic-stl.bandcamp.com/releases

Stepfather (St. Louis)
https://stepfather.bandcamp.com/track/gettin-off

8PM
$5
All Ages

$5.00
26
Feb
2018

02-26-2018 -11:30 pm
27
Feb
2018

02-27-2018

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.

27
Feb
2018

02-27-2018 -5:00 pm

30 year retrospective show of hand made furniture from St. Louis furniture designer and builder Peter Voss.

27
Feb
2018

02-27-2018 -9:30 pm

Pierce Crask performs at The Shaved Duck every tuesday night from 6:30 to 9:30pm. He plays a wide variety of songs with over 400 in his arsenal!

27
Feb
2018

02-27-2018 -9:00 pm

The winter session of social dance classes is starting at St. Charles Community College the week of Jan. 16. 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 Jan. 16-March 12.  

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.

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.

27
Feb
2018

02-27-2018 -9:00 pm

The Raw Earth "casbah-ssippi" carpet ride will bring our caravan of world music experience to the winter oasis in Soulard. Beats for the feets in the heated patio will bring visions of exotic places and spaces as our sounds put you on the Cairo to Clarksdale express with numerous stops at the Afro-Celtic watering hole for "more beer". Amazing hearing what our Raw Earth experience can do....!

27
Feb
2018

02-27-2018
$30.00

Doors 7pm, Show 8pm, $25 Advance, $30 Day of Show, All Ages

It’s hard to imagine a band just coming into their own after 20 years of success, but that’s exactly what makes a true anomaly. This multi-national, Celtic juggernaut grows stronger with each live performance, and as you can imagine, after two decades and over 2000 shows, it is a true force to be reckoned with. With their latest release, Go Climb a Tree, their music has never sounded more representative of themselves as musicians and as live performers. The band attributes their continued success to their fanatic audience, and it’s a well-diversified crowd for sure. The country-music folks adore the storytelling, the bluegrass-heads love the instrumentals, Celtic fans love their devotion to tradition, and the rockers simply relish the passion they play their instruments with. Each band member, in their own way, expresses a deep gratitude for their fans, but it’s best summed up in the words of Patrick Murphy: “The fans are the ones that have given us this life. We’re here for them.”

$30.00
27
Feb
2018

02-27-2018 -8:30 pm

POETRY AT THE POINT on February 27 will feature feature Robert Stewart, Pamela Garvey,  and Jim Hanson. Poetry at the Point is held at THE FOCAL POINT in Maplewood on the 4th Tuesday of the month. This reading series invites local and regional poets, and established and up-and-coming poets to share their words. The event is free.

The Focal Point is at 2720 Sutton.  Parking is free in the lot on nearby Marietta Avenue or street parking. Readings start at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments available at the Maya Cafe next door. For more information or to read for the series contact Poetry at the Point Curator, Jennifer Adams at poetry.point@stlouispoetrycenter.org.

ROBERT STEWART is editor of New Letters magazine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where he also teaches writing, magazine nonfiction writing, and magazine editing. His books include The Narrow Gate: Writing, Art, & Values, Outside Language: Essays, and Plumbers: Poems. His poems have appeared in The Iowa Review, Denver Quarterly, Prairie Schooner and elsewhere.

PAMELA GARVEY is the author of the collection of poetry, Seven Miles Deep (Five Oaks Press, 2017). Her poetry, fiction and book reviews have appeared in Esquire, Missouri Review, Margie and many other journals. She is the author of two poetry chapbooks, Things Impossible to Swallow (2River Press, 2013), and Fear (Finishing Line Press, 2008). Garvey is professor of English at St. Louis Community College and is currently writing a full length play that will be produced at Meramec in February 2018.

JIM HANSON is a retired Senior Researcher at Southern Illinois University–Carbondale, where he worked and taught in community development. He has a doctorate degree in sociology and is a lay-ordinated Zen Buddhist. In past years he has published two books through Greenwood Publishing Group and numerous articles in social science and philosophy. His current interest is writing poems about death. He resides with his wife in Collinsville, Illinois.

27
Feb
2018

02-27-2018 - 02-28-2018

Welcome to NOLA SWING in St. Louis, MO. Every Tuesday we get excited for what takes place at the HandleBar, located in the Grove right there on Manchester Ave.

It's the weekly swing dance party and this week is no exception. Starting off the night at 8 pm, come and get in on the FREE, "Intro To Swing Dance" class with two very talented instructors, Christina Cacciatore and Joshua Ian Baumgartner. In just thirty minutes, you will dip your feet into this swing thing and be ready to "cut the rug", with Christina and Josh giving you the fundamentals you need in a fun and exciting class.

At 8:30 pm, The Gaslight Squares will light up the room with their excellent renditions of music that says, "let's dance". This is a local band that's always in demand because of their excellent taste in swing music, so come and dance or just listen to the great performance of these top notch musicians, led by the incredible T.J Müller.

8:00 - 8:30 PM "Intro To Swing Dance" with Christina and Josh
8:30 - 11:30 PM Live music with "The Gaslight Squares"
11:30 - midnight More dancing with a swing playlist

Come early and enjoy some great Russian fare from the menu along with excellent cocktails from the bar.

Happy Hour drink prices and 1/2 price pizza''s all night.

TIPPING is your way of saying "thanks for the quality service and entertainment" so tipping is encouraged.

No Cover Charge
Must be 21

28
Feb
2018

02-28-2018 -5:00 pm

30 year retrospective show of hand made furniture from St. Louis furniture designer and builder Peter Voss.

28
Feb
2018

The Left Bank Books Foundation, Maryville Talks Books, the St. Louis Poetry Center, and UrbArts present Left Bank Books' Not So Late Night with host Cheeraz Gormon, musical guest Katarra & the SoFolkz, and special guests Eve L. Ewing and Hanif Abdurraquib!

Eve L. Ewing is a writer and scholar from Chicago. She is the author of "Electric Arches" (2017) and "When the Bell Stops Ringing: Race, History, and Discourse amid Chicago’s School Closures" (2018).

Hanif Abdurraqib is a poet, writer, and cultural critic from Columbus, Ohio. He is the author of "The Crown Ain’t Worth Much" (2016) and "They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us" (2017).

Katarra & The SoFolkz is a collaboration of Saint Louis born artists whose respective genres (from hip-hop, to soul, to jazz) are fused into one collaboration of dopeness, an abundance of soul.

St. Louis native Cheeraz Gormon is a storyteller, poet, and advertising creative, and author of "In The Midst of Loving" (2015).

This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of any of the poets' featured titles will be required to enter the signing line.

28
Feb
2018

02-28-2018 -9:30 pm
$8.00

St. Charles Community College’s Center Stage Theatre will present You Can’t Take it With You Feb. 28-March 4 in the Donald D. Shook Fine Arts Building theater on the SCC campus.

The show will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, Feb. 28-March 3; 10 a.m. Thursday, March 1; and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 4. Tickets are free to SCC students with ID, or $8 general admission and $6 seniors, veterans and students. The campus is located at 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive in Cottleville.

One of the most popular and successful plays of the last century; You Can’t Take it With You is a madcap, idealistic comedy that reinforces the idea that you can only live life to the fullest by doing whatever makes you happy. It is not your typical “meet the parents” dinner as Alice Sycamore introduces her fiancé’s conservative parents to her eccentric family full of zany personalities, complete with fireworks, xylophones, a ballerina, wrestling and Marxist propaganda. This high-spirited comedy opened on Broadway in 1936 and won the 1937 Pulitzer Prize for Drama as well as the 1938 Academy Award for Best Picture and Best Director.

Follow Center Stage Theatre on Facebook at facebook.com/SCCCenterStage.

For more information, contact Jean Deimund at jdeimund@stchas.edu or 636-922-8050. To purchase
tickets, visit stchastickets.com.

$8.00
28
Feb
2018

02-28-2018
$47.50

Singer-songwriter, legendary vocalist, guitarist, keyboardist, mandolin player, producer, Grammy winner and BMI Icon Steve Winwood has sold over 50 million records in the course of his five-decade career. His compositions include “Gimme Some Lovin’”, “Back In The High Life Again”, “Can’t Find My Way Home”, “Arc Of A Diver”, “Higher Love”, “Roll With It”, “While You See A Chance”, “Dear Mr. Fantasy”, “Split Decision”, “The Finer Things”, “Valerie”, and “The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys”, among many others.

For more than five decades, Steve Winwood has remained a primary figure in Rock ‘n’ Roll, a respected innovator who has helped to create some of the genre’s most celebrated achievements. His skills as a composer, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist have developed an impressive catalog of popular music.

 

$47.50
28
Feb
2018

02-28-2018 -10:00 pm

Songbird presents a unique combination of artists, Dade Farrar, Gary Hunt, Danny Kathriner and  Stephanie Stewart in a song and story swap as a listening experience.
Advance tickets www.songbird-stl.com

28
Feb
2018

02-28-2018
$22.00

Donavon Frankenreiter’s new album, “The Heart,” officially marks the start of the singer-songwriter’s second decade as a solo recording artist. It’s been over ten years since the release of his self-titled debut, and in that time he has grown, not only as a musician, but also as a man. He’s raising a family and nurturing two creative careers-one onstage, one in the waves-but on top of all that, he’s still learning what makes him tick. And so, naturally, he named his album after his ticker. “All these songs are as close to me singing from the heart as I can,” says Frankenreiter. “It’s a complete record; the songs are intertwined. I had to call it ‘The Heart,’ that was the theme of the record.” The songs here are seriously sentimental, without question the heaviest material he has released to date. Part of that inspiration came from his co-writer, the prolific songwriter Grant-Lee Phillips, with whom Frankenreiter had collaborated in the past on his album “Pass It Around.” He recognized the ease with which the two worked together and sent Phillips a handful of new tunes and ideas. He was astonished at the brilliance of the songs that came back, and so quickly, but also by one of Phillips’ suggestions in particular. “Grant told me, ‘You should make the most intimate and honest record you’ve ever made,'” says Frankenreiter. “So these songs are simple and intimate and honest, they aren’t cheeky. There’s some ups and downs-I love writing positive songs and happy tunes, but there are some downers here. I feel like it’s where I’m at, 42 years old. Every one of these songs means a lot to me. They’re from the heart.”

$22.00
28
Feb
2018

02-28-2018

Weekly poetry open mic at The Legendary Palomino Lounge.

28
Feb
2018

02-28-2018 -11:00 pm

KASIMU-TET | 9pm – 11pm

Part of the Kranzberg Arts Foundation’s Wednesday Night Jazz Crawl in Grand Center, along with KDHX Magnolia Café Jazz Happy Hour, Kranzberg Arts Center’s Jazz Jam, Jazz Sessions at Curtain Call Lounge. and Jazz Simulcasts at Nancy’s Lounge at Jazz at the Bistro.

The Kasimu-tet brings a unique blend of abstract and lush improvisation, infused with a fresh and intuitive ensemble interplay; their set encompasses standards and original music.:
Kasimu Taylor – Trumpet, Guest Artist – Piano, Ben Wheeler – Bass, Montez Coleman – Drums

28
Feb
2018

02-28-2018 -11:00 pm

WEDNESDAYS – Kasimu-tet (9pm – 11pm, part of the Wednesday Night Jazz Crawl in Grand Center)

KASIMU-TET | 9pm – 11pm

 

Part of the Kranzberg Arts Foundation’s Wednesday Night Jazz Crawl in Grand Center, along with KDHX Magnolia Café Jazz Happy Hour, Kranzberg Arts Center’s Jazz Jam, Jazz Sessions at Curtain Call Lounge. and Jazz Simulcasts at Nancy’s Lounge at Jazz at the Bistro.

The Kasimu-tet brings a unique blend of abstract and lush improvisation, infused with a fresh and intuitive ensemble interplay; their set encompasses standards and original music.:

Kasimu Taylor – Trumpet, Guest Artist – Piano, Ben Wheeler – Bass, Montez Coleman – Drums

01
Mar
2018

St. Charles Community College’s Center Stage Theatre will present You Can’t Take it With You Feb. 28-March 4 in the Donald D. Shook Fine Arts Building theater on the SCC campus.

The show will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, Feb. 28-March 3; 10 a.m. Thursday, March 1; and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 4. Tickets are free to SCC students with ID, or $8 general admission and $6 seniors, veterans and students. The campus is located at 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive in Cottleville.

One of the most popular and successful plays of the last century; You Can’t Take it With You is a madcap, idealistic comedy that reinforces the idea that you can only live life to the fullest by doing whatever makes you happy. It is not your typical “meet the parents” dinner as Alice Sycamore introduces her fiancé’s conservative parents to her eccentric family full of zany personalities, complete with fireworks, xylophones, a ballerina, wrestling and Marxist propaganda. This high-spirited comedy opened on Broadway in 1936 and won the 1937 Pulitzer Prize for Drama as well as the 1938 Academy Award for Best Picture and Best Director.

Follow Center Stage Theatre on Facebook at facebook.com/SCCCenterStage.

For more information, contact Jean Deimund at jdeimund@stchas.edu or 636-922-8050. To purchase
tickets, visit stchastickets.com.

$8.00