Cost: $35 + $5 material fee
Materials saved from the landfill:
clothes and other household textiles
Skills you’ll learn:
sashiko mending, repair, and design
Give new life to worn fabrics with the art of boro and sashiko mending. The term boro refers to rags or scraps of fabric and describes clothing that has been repaired over and over. Sashiko, literally translated to “little stabs”, is a form of decorative reinforcement stitching. Not only does this visible mending strengthen the fabric, but enhances any flaws (holes or stains) in a beautiful way. Bring in a few pieces of worn clothing or old blankets to repair with this traditional hand stitching. Thread and needles will be provided.
Last day to register: Monday, May 22
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 be trained to properly and safely use the power drill, drill press, belt sander, and planer for future projects at Perennial.
Last day to register: Wednesday, May 24
Poor Dirty Astronauts play original rock, reggae, blues, and soul music. If you are on the east side, swing by The Old Bakery Beer Company for great local craft beers, food, and music.
This will be a concert by world renown percussionist Kevin Lucas. He will be performing his contemporary instrumental award winning world style of music.
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.
a new play by Michael Erickson
A student in a college creative writing class writes a story about a student, much like himself, who brings a gun to class and begins shooting his classmates and instructor, much like the actual people in the class. Fearful that the story is a blueprint for a real shooting, the instructor alerts university officials and tries to have the student removed from her class. But the student fights back. He argues she is trying to censor his freedom of speech, and that she is biased against his gender and race. The instructor is soon on the defensive. Her career and her reputation are on the line. Has she overreacted? Or is there something deeper, more dangerous lurking here?
Directed by Taylor Gruenloh
Scenic Design by Katie Palazzola
Lighting Design by Brittanie Gunn
Enjoy “Southern Roadhouse Hospitality” while listening to Rogers/Nienhaus - Two exceptional musicians with a lifelong career of performance on the world stage. With pristine harmony and searing instrumentation, they are truly a 'not to be missed' act. Hwy 61 Roadhouse is a Memphis and New Orleans dining experience right here in Webster Groves. Laissez le bon temps roulez, “Let the good times roll”
Americana/roots and swing featuring Margaret Bianchetta, Jon Ferber, and Vince Corkery, with guest Kevin Buckley.
The u-turns is a trio serving up blues with a twist. We play originals and give a new sound to some old tunes.
Upstream Theater explores themes of overcoming division with the St. Louis Premiere of Nicholas Wright’s A HUMAN BEING DIED THAT NIGHT, based on the bestselling book by South African psychologist Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, about her real-life interviews of Eugene de Kock, a South African government sanctioned political assassin, nick-named "Prime Evil" for his crimes against anti-apartheid activists. 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.
BEER AND WINE SERVED ACROSS THE STREET AT THE IRISH CORNER PUB AND CORNER GATES
Join us for the 4th Annual TOUR de TACO ride! We will be leaving from Mike's Bikes STL and riding at a casual pace to enjoy delicious taco creations by Mission Taco Joint, Taco Circus, Atomic Cowboy, and El Burro Loco.
"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/
Music at a winery!
In its season finale, the Saint Louis Chamber Chorus will focus on themes of “Return and Rediscovery.” The program features several reconstructions of fragmentary Renaissance works by Sheppard, Fattorini and Gesualdo. The return of Roman poet Catullus to Sirmio is recalled in music by Hungarian Mátyás Seiber and American Goth composer, Monica Richards. The travails of Odysseus” are explored in a pair of settings, including a world premiere, “Ceaselessly Weaving Your Name,” by British composer Judith Bingham. The composer will be on hand to hear the first performance of her work.
The Chamber Chorus will also sing pieces exploring the re-purposing of old texts and music. American master Rorem contributes an early song cycle, “From An Unknown Past.” Concert-goers will also hear how 19th century composer, Peter Cornelius wed his own Psalm-like texts to instrumental music of Bach to create, “Drei Psalmlieder.”
All are invited to a reception immediately following the concert. Audience members will have a chance to meet composer Judith Bingham...and thank retiring Executive Director Linda Ryder for her 20 years of outstanding service to the Saint Louis Chamber Chorus.
Join us for “Return and Rediscovery,” Sunday, May 28 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Parking is free!
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
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