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Upcoming events

29
Jan
2023

The Art of Water - a juried art exhibit. See how local artists create artwork which incorporates water. The exhibit is free and will run from January 13 thru February 17. Artist submissions are due January 1 at 6pm. Visit the Soulard Art Gallery website for details on how to submit.

The Soulard Art Gallery is a co-op art gallery located in Historic Soulard. With artwork by 14 resident artists, we offer a diverse collection of works, including painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, photography, and jewelry. We also host a local artists group exhibition in our main gallery every month for artists to submit their work for display. Gallery hours are Thursdays 4-8pm, Fridays and Saturdays 12-8pm and Sundays 1-5pm.

For more information, email Dave Rudis at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

http://www.soulardartgallery.com

29
Jan
2023

Join us for a concert inside our NEW! Cider Shed. This concert is FREE and family-friendly. Delicious food & tasty drinks will be available for purchase from our Cider Shed; no outside food or drinks are allowed.

For more information, email Amanda Morgan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

29
Jan
2023

01-29-2023

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO) comprises 15 of the finest jazz soloists and ensemble players today. Under Music Director Wynton Marsalis, the JLCO performs a vast repertoire, from rare historic compositions to commissioned works, including compositions and arrangements by Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Mary Lou Williams, Benny Goodman, and many others. Wynton Marsalis has invited the revered Iraqi oud virtuoso, composer, educator, musicologist and UNESCO Artist for Peace Naseer Shamma on tour for the world premiere performances of a new collaboration, Middle East Meditations, and will feature new works arranged by Marsalis, Shamma and JLCO members.

For more information, email Chris Peimann at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

https://www.thesheldon.org/events/jlco-wynton-marsalis/

29
Jan
2023

Featured Poet: Pamela Sumners

Pamela Sumners’ work has been published or recognized by about 50 journals or publishing houses in the US and abroad in 2018-22. She was a 2018 and 2022 Pushcart nominee and was selected by Halcyone/Black Mountain Press for inclusion in 64 Best Poets of 2018 and 2019 as well as nominated for 50 Best in 2021. Her first poetry collection, Ragpicking Ezekiel’s Bones, was published by UnCollected Press in December 2020, and her second collection, Etiquette for a Pandemic, was published in 2021. Her first chapbook, Finding Helen, a winner in the Rane Arroyo Series of Seven Kitchens Press, was released in 2021. Sumners is well known for her constitutional and civil rights legal work, including cases opposing Jay Sekulow, Ten Commandments Judge Roy Moore, Supreme Court wannabe Bill Pryor, and an Alabama governor who argued that the Bill of Rights doesn’t apply to Alabama. She formerly worked as an ACLU volunteer lawyer, the director of the LGBT Project at the ACLU of Illinois, and the executive director of a women’s rights organization. A native Alabamian, she now lives in St. Louis with her wife and some rescue dogs while empty-nesting about a kid who went off to college. She also feeds various wildlife and strays in Tower Grove South.

For more information, email Mark Pannebecker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

30
Jan
2023

The Art of Water - a juried art exhibit. See how local artists create artwork which incorporates water. The exhibit is free and will run from January 13 thru February 17. Artist submissions are due January 1 at 6pm. Visit the Soulard Art Gallery website for details on how to submit.

The Soulard Art Gallery is a co-op art gallery located in Historic Soulard. With artwork by 14 resident artists, we offer a diverse collection of works, including painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, photography, and jewelry. We also host a local artists group exhibition in our main gallery every month for artists to submit their work for display. Gallery hours are Thursdays 4-8pm, Fridays and Saturdays 12-8pm and Sundays 1-5pm.

For more information, email Dave Rudis at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

http://www.soulardartgallery.com

30
Jan
2023

Comedian Joe Fernandez (NBC, TBS, Tubi) comes to St. Louis to perform his dark silly comedy alongside St. Louis' best stand-up comics!

Featuring:

Cori Stewart

Christian Lawrence

Tom Brown

Tiel Pearce

Hosted by: Ellie Kirchhoefer

Tickets $10 GA (half-priced tixs for service industry). For tickets go to "Event Website" link below

Door: 6pm // Showtime: 7:30-10:00 pm

For more information, email Mark Pannebecker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/joe-fernandez-and-friends-a-comedy-show-at-spine-cafe-bookstore-tickets-501062029017

31
Jan
2023

The Art of Water - a juried art exhibit. See how local artists create artwork which incorporates water. The exhibit is free and will run from January 13 thru February 17. Artist submissions are due January 1 at 6pm. Visit the Soulard Art Gallery website for details on how to submit.

The Soulard Art Gallery is a co-op art gallery located in Historic Soulard. With artwork by 14 resident artists, we offer a diverse collection of works, including painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, photography, and jewelry. We also host a local artists group exhibition in our main gallery every month for artists to submit their work for display. Gallery hours are Thursdays 4-8pm, Fridays and Saturdays 12-8pm and Sundays 1-5pm.

For more information, email Dave Rudis at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

http://www.soulardartgallery.com

31
Jan
2023

01-31-2023

Beth Bombara brings her friend Tim Easton to play at Jack's Joint! These are classic songsters of the highest quality. Two folks who know how to write a great song and how to play it for an adoring audience. They will share their experiences in life thru song and no doubt, you will walk away grinning. Tim lives in Nashville and Beth lives in STL. They have crossed paths a bit and found each other to be of like mind when it comes to song.

www.timeaston.com

www.bethbombara.com

Normal Jack's Joint rules apply.

• All ages welcome.

• Don’t talk over the music.

• $20 is the suggested donation but give more if you can, less if you can’t.

• Don’t buy the band drinks, they drink free. Give them money.

• Drinks are fine upstairs; food is allowed but discouraged.

• Please act in a civilized manner.

For more information, email Beth Bombara at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

01
Feb
2023

02-01-2023 12:00 am - 02-05-2023

The 2023 Folk Alliance International Conference will be held from February 1st to February 5th in Kansas City, Missouri. This year’s conference theme is, Facing the Future: Sustainability in Folk Music. The Folk Alliance International Conference is an annual gathering of the folk music industry and community that will feature: showcases, panels, workshops, keynotes and networking sessions. For more information, https://folk.org

01
Feb
2023

The Art of Water - a juried art exhibit. See how local artists create artwork which incorporates water. The exhibit is free and will run from January 13 thru February 17. Artist submissions are due January 1 at 6pm. Visit the Soulard Art Gallery website for details on how to submit.

The Soulard Art Gallery is a co-op art gallery located in Historic Soulard. With artwork by 14 resident artists, we offer a diverse collection of works, including painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, photography, and jewelry. We also host a local artists group exhibition in our main gallery every month for artists to submit their work for display. Gallery hours are Thursdays 4-8pm, Fridays and Saturdays 12-8pm and Sundays 1-5pm.

For more information, email Dave Rudis at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

http://www.soulardartgallery.com

01
Feb
2023

ROUTE 66: THE UNTOLD STORY OF WOMEN ON THE MOTHER ROAD 

Free Admission & Refreshments

As the car emerged as the primary form of personal transportation in the last century, America’s roads became central to connecting people and places. Among the most famous of these is Route 66, which served as the pathway to the west for many explorers and travelers and became a memorable and influential part of automotive and American history. The documentary film series Route 66: The Untold Story of Women on the Mother Road explores how women overcame segregation and gender discrimination to build fulfilling lives for themselves and generations to come on America's most beloved road. This special event focuses on Oklahoma and Missouri's rich Route 66 story, and includes a panel discussion with film producer and director Katrina Parks, Missouri State University Libraries’ Anne Marie Baker, St. Louis University’s Flannery Burke and special guests.   The Route 66 Association of Missouri, the departments of American Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies and Communication at St. Louis University and Missouri Humanities are sponsoring this program with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

For more information, email Katrina Parks at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

https://fb.me/e/2WAjCpsUE

01
Feb
2023

02-01-2023

St. Louis raised journalist, political analyst and human rights activist, Goldie Taylor, will discuss her harrowing, deeply hopeful memoir of family, faith and the power of books, The Love You Save: A Memoir, at the Ethical Society on February 1st at 7pm! Join us in person or virtually on YouTube Live Page.

Order copies of personalized and signed The Love You Save: A Memoir from Left Bank to support authors and independent bookstores! If you are unable to make it in person, leave a personalization note in your order.

For more information, email Andrea King at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

https://www.left-bank.com/event/goldie-taylor-love-you-save-st-louis-launch-event

01
Feb
2023

02-01-2023

The St. Louis Steady Grinders are excited to make their first appearance at The Blue Strawberry. The Steady Grinders are a piano/vocal duo that specialize in the low down blues of the 1920s and 30s. Featuring Valerie Kirchhoff (vocals) and Ethan Leinwand (piano), the pair have been entertaining audiences with their uniquely St. Louis style of blues since 2014. They have performed across the United States and Europe, from an Alaskan saloon to a storied Viennese jazz club. They have headlined blues and boogie-woogie festivals in France, England and Austria, and are regulars of the ragtime and early jazz circuits in the US.

"Ethan and Valerie have a certain brash tenderness that is very much appealing... and even when they perform songs that are by today’s standards 'ancient,' they seem full of emotion and fun." - Michael Steinman JAZZ LIVES

For more information, email Jim Dolan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

https://cli.re/30933-the-st.-louis-steady-grinders

01
Feb
2023

Original Music Open Mic Night Hosted by David Loeb

Every Wednesday, 7-10pm

Door: 6pm // Sign-up 6:30

All welcome, from beginner on up, but not "the whole band" please! It's a small stage, and more about the song/songwriter than the band. Quiet listening and supportiveness are highly appreciated!

Music Open Mic questions: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/577559217143577

01
Feb
2023

02-01-2023

The "Best Band From Vermont" just announced their spring tour starting in April, but we just can't wait that long so we're bringing you another edition of Voodoo Phish! Join us on the heated Oyster Bar patio as we Bounce Around The Room!

For more information, email Erica Durbin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

https://www.facebook.com/events/713487346962108

02
Feb
2023

The Art of Water - a juried art exhibit. See how local artists create artwork which incorporates water. The exhibit is free and will run from January 13 thru February 17. Artist submissions are due January 1 at 6pm. Visit the Soulard Art Gallery website for details on how to submit.

The Soulard Art Gallery is a co-op art gallery located in Historic Soulard. With artwork by 14 resident artists, we offer a diverse collection of works, including painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, photography, and jewelry. We also host a local artists group exhibition in our main gallery every month for artists to submit their work for display. Gallery hours are Thursdays 4-8pm, Fridays and Saturdays 12-8pm and Sundays 1-5pm.

For more information, email Dave Rudis at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

http://www.soulardartgallery.com

02
Feb
2023

The Benton Park Philo Cafe is an open, civil conversation about ideas that matter to us, facilitated by an academic philosopher, Dr. Dave Hilditch. As a facilitator, Dave works hard at ensuring all viewpoints are welcome and treated with respect. Topics are picked from suggestions from the group at the start of the meeting. Every first Thursday of the month. 1:30pm-3:30pm. Discussion begins at 2pm and continues until 3:30.

For more information, email Mark Pannebecker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/thebentonparkphilocafe

02
Feb
2023

02-02-2023

Live Music by The Homewreckers.

For more information, email Justin Pfaff at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

https://cli.re/25700-the-homewreckers

02
Feb
2023

Time to get together again and listen to live stories from real life! Truth Be Told: We Got Stories!!

If you've experienced live storytelling you know how amazing it is and if you've never been, come find out! It's such a good time and there's nothing else quite like it. Real life stories straight from the teller through the microphone to your hearts and minds. January's show was super fun and ran late because of the awesome open mic after the show!

**February's theme is: Work**

Two storytellers featured this month (plus yours truly, followed by an open mic storytelling session - you get approx 10 mins on the mic):

Daniel "digger" Romano is a puppeteer, a storyteller, a teacher and a folklorist. Blaque Berry Puppets, digger's puppet theater, was formed 14 years ago and performs traditional folk tales and original stories. Sioux Roslawski is a middle school teacher who retired and immediately begged to be put back into the classroom. Now, she's found such a heavenly job, she figures at some point she'll be so falling apart, she'll need to be wheeled in, strapped onto a dolly Hannibal Lecter-style, because she'll still want to teach. Sioux is a mother of two and grammy to three. In her spare time she rescues golden retrievers and freelance writes. Her proudest writing accomplishment? The publication of her historical novel about the Tulsa Race Massacre, Greenwood Gone: Henry's Story.

Doors at 6p, show starts at 7p. No outside beverages but you can bring food (limited items such as pastries available for purchase).Mark your calendars . . . you won't want to miss this special night!  Promises to be a great evening of entertainment, connection and good times! 

TRUTH BE TOLD: WE GOT STORIES Hosted by Elena Sampson

For more information, email Mark Pannebecker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

02
Feb
2023

Karen Choi makes her Joe's Cafe debut! This singer/songwriter is extraordinary and brings a stellar band with her!

For more information, email John Parker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/388859528317