BEER AND WINE SERVED ACROSS THE STREET AT THE IRISH CORNER PUB AND CORNER GATES
Rocky & the Wranglers' monthly matinee with the best in Blues and Americana at the home of the Blues in St. Louis. Featuring music from their new album
May 12-14, 18-21 and 25-28
All shows 8 PM except Sundays
May 14 and 21 at 7 PM, May 28 at 2 PM
$30 General Admission / $25 Seniors 65+ / $20 Students with ID
A Human Being Died That Night
By Nicolas Wright, from the bestselling book by Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela
During the 1990s, psychologist Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela interviewed Eugene de Kock, commanding officer of the South African government’s death squad stationed at Vlakplaas–a man who had ordered and carried out the torture and murder of dozens of anti-apartheid activists, earning the nickname “Prime Evil.” De Kock was serving a 212-year prison sentence for crimes against humanity.
She conducted these interviews as part of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission that held tribunals in which victims and survivors confronted policemen, government officials, and others who injured and killed blacks under apartheid. Victims and survivors had the opportunity to speak of their pain, question de Kock and others, and—if they chose—to offer forgiveness, something that could be given only once the “apartheid of the mind” had been broken and the existence of something to forgive had been admitted.
But how does one even begin to forgive crimes of that magnitude, especially when our very idea of justice is tied to concepts of revenge and righteous anger? Does forgiving the criminal dishonor the loved ones who died at his hands? And how can any nation–including our own–overcome the injustices of the past?
Nicholas Wright takes us inside the prison where these interviews were conducted for a moving study of remorse, a timely call for truth and accountability, and a remarkable exploration of the power of forgiveness.
Weekly night of bluegrass, hosted by locals and open to musicians to gather around the mic for a good ol time!
Presented by Loyal Family
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!
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm
Thursdays: Adult = $20, Student/Senior = $15, Military/Educator = $10 (with ID)
Fridays & Saturdays: Adult = $25, Student/Senior = $20
New Line continues its season with the local premiere of the fiery 2002 jazz-rock musical THE SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS, by composer Marvin Hamlisch (his last theatre score), lyricist Craig Carnelia, and playwright John Guare, based on the famous novel and film, telling the dark story of the powerful, syndicated newspaper gossip columnist J.J. Hunsecker (based on famed New York columnist Walter Winchell) who uses his considerable power and connections to ruin his sister’s relationship with a man he finds inappropriate.
Roots-rock songwriter Paul Thorn celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the release of his debut album, Hammer and Nail. Performing his trademark mix of Southern rock, Americana, blues, country, Thorn was raised in Tupelo, Mississippi, the son of a preacher. In his more than two decades on the club, theater and festival scene, Thorn and four-piece band have garnered a reputation for shows that ricochet from humor to poignancy to knock-out rock 'n' roll.
Presented by The Sheldon in partnership with KDHX
Shakespeare Festival St. Louis’ production of The Winter’s Tale will be performed nightly June 2-25 (excluding Tuesdays) at Shakespeare Glen in Forest Park. Preview performances are scheduled May 31 and June 1. This is the festival’s 17th season of producing free performances of Shakespeare’s work in an outdoor setting.
Written in approximately 1610, the play is considered to be one of a group of Shakespeare’s plays that are vaguely defined by their tragic undertones and simultaneous use of straightforward comic situations. The play contains Shakespeare’s most famous and challenging stage direction: ‘Exit, pursued by a bear” in Act 3, Scene 3. Whether the Bard meant to use a real bear or an actor in a costume is a directive that has been debated for centuries. Either way, the pursued (Antigonus) and the bear are not seen again after their exit.
As in previous years, the pre-show festivities will include a nightly Green Show at 6:30 p.m., backstage tours before each performance, and a craft area for kids, among other activities. Seating for The Winter’s Tale is available on the open lawn. Rental chairs are also available. Please visit www.sfstl.com, or call 314-531-9800, for additional information.
Bringing sustainability home – for all ages!Join us for a hands-on, day-long festival of learning, playing, and engaging with people of all ages and backgrounds with an interest in sustainable, healthy lifestyles and connecting to the actions they can take to protect and restore clean air, water, and soil that plants need to thrive. More than 40 green-themed exhibits and demonstrations, great food from local restaurants and fun kids activities will fill the William T. Kemper Center for Home Gardening, highlighting the connections between plant-based green-living ideas and solutions to energy, water and waste issues. Festival exhibitorOur popular event will offer information about solar, wind, geothermal and other renewable energy systems; energy efficient lighting and appliances; cool roof retro-fits; efficient windows, insulation and weatherization. Explore options in heating and cooling systems; green home building materials and methods; home energy auditing; non-toxic home cleaning and decorating products; reducing waste by recycling, composting, and creatively “Upcycling.”Cost: $12 adults; St. Louis City/County residents FREE before noon and $6 thereafter; free for children ages 12 and under. Learn more at www.mobot.org/greenhomesfest
The St. Louis Writers’ Group is dedicated to the development of the works of budding playwrights, screenwriters and writers of musical theatre.
We meet on the First and third Mondays of each month at Big Daddy's in Soulard to read and develop the work of local writers. There is no membership, all sessions are free and we welcome work at any stage of development from anybody.
Would you like to hear what your work sounds like, played by good actors? We can help. Not sure if it's for you? Come and listen. Anybody is welcome to come and listen in or take part as much as they like. See our website http://www.stlwritersgroup.com/ for details or just show up at Big Daddy's in Soulard at 6:30 on the First or Third Monday of the month
Left Bank Books presents author Shari Lapena, who will sign and discuss her debut suspense novel, "The Couple Next Door"!
This event is free and open to the public, but proof or purchase of "The Couple Next Door" from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line.
Anne and Marco Conti seem to have it all—a loving relationship, a wonderful home, and their beautiful baby, Cora. But one night when they are at a dinner party next door, a terrible crime is committed. Inside the curtained house, an unsettling account of what actually happened unfolds. Detective Rasbach knows that the panicked couple is hiding something. Both Anne and Marco soon discover that the other is keeping secrets, secrets they’ve kept for years. What follows is the nerve-racking unraveling of a family—a chilling tale of deception, duplicity, and unfaithfulness that will keep you breathless until the final shocking twist.
DETAILS ARE EMERGING! Stay tuned to http://www.sacredearthopenair.com/
// OUR VISION
Sacred Earth Open-Air, our longest running festival, is created as a Cosmic Condensate in which our music, motion, light and love form a structure in space and time… a microcosmic celebration of the infinite. We invite all to come dance, relax, join our community workshops and explore the wonder for 4 days and 3 nights in celebration of the full moon of June 2017.
Sacred Earth Open-Air is a gift that we all give to each other. Come celebrate this phenomenon of the cosmos as The Chilluminati continues in our twelfth year of bringing psychedelic trance music, tradition and culture to North America.
***WE PROVIDE: 3 stages of sound, visuals and light, 4 days and 3 nights of camping in natural beauty in the Missouri Ozarks about 1 hour south of St. Louis at Astral Valley. Multiple campsites, natural beauty including caves and a stream on over 200 acres. Full vending onsite including art from leading regional artists.
***YOU PROVIDE: A tent, preparation for rugged conditions, enough food and beverages for the weekend (or some cash – food and beverages will be available for sale, including alcohol for 21+)
ABSOLUTELY NO GLASS and NO RENEGADE SOUND! (this includes sound systems at your campsite!)
Please respect the venue by keeping the grounds free of litter.
**This is a LEAVE NO TRACE EVENT**
Become part of the community. Help the planet, and help us. Pick up after yourself. Leave the site, and our reputation as a community, better than you found it.
About the venue:
Astral Valley is an interactive art gallery & organic orchard nestled on over 230 acres in the Missouri Ozarks. Located only 45 minutes South of St. Louis, it was originally settled by Dutch-German immigrants in the 1800s. Not long after, the town of Koester, MO was founded, complete with a general store, post office, blacksmith shop, steam mill, livestock barn & school house. Today only a few old buildings & mostly foundations are what remain. With over 230 acres to be explored the opportunities to get close & interact with nature are endless. In addition to miles of nature trails, a crystal clear creek, wild caves & a spring, it is home to over 200 species of wild animals. Astral Valley has unique rock outcroppings, two wild caves, 20-40 ft granite cliffs, and quartz crystals galore. Prepare to immerse yourself into a perfect integration of the longest running psychedelic trance festival in the Midwest and the wonder that is Astral Valley for Sacred Earth Open-Air 2017.
About The Chilluminati:
Psychedelic trance, chill and ambient are the music that we play. Music in itself is a transformative and psychedelic agent. Our gatherings are more than music, however. They are multidimensional and multifaceted experiences–incorporating musical, visual, art and kinetic performances, as well as interactive workshops and community.
Our gatherings are about transformation and becoming. Whatever your sense of spirituality is, you bring that to the event. At our gatherings everyone takes responsibility for the event, others and themselves.
Our gatherings have an atmosphere and a vibe. The event is a field of energy that connects us. Our gatherings are about expressing yourself, being creative, and being an individual. Our gatherings are inclusive and open.
Our gatherings are both local and planetary; reflective of the American Midwest, yet global and culturally diverse.
We respect local laws and customs.
Our events are a gift which we all (organizers, artists, DJs, stagehands and attendees) give to each other. This is not about money, commercialization and exploitation. This is not a product; this is a community.
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
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