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Upcoming events

24
May
2022

05-24-2022
Online

Hosted by Charlie Walden on the Folk School Facebook Page2nd & 4th Tuesdays every month.

24
May
2022

05-24-2022

In celebration of Bob Dylan's 81st birthday, Bob Case will play an evening of Dylan's songs with his band and also as a soloist. "If your arms are empty got no place to go Come on out and catch the show."

Blue Strawberry STL is a music showroom and lounge in the CWE. Local and national acts take the stage. Thoughtful menu, wines and cocktails.

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

https://www.eventvesta.com/events/16550/t/tickets

25
May
2022

05-25-2022
Online

Join NCJWSTL for a free, virtual panel discussion as we welcome the Hon. Stacey Newman, former Missouri State Representative, Rabbi Andrea Goldstein, Shaare Emeth, and Dana Sandweiss, Attorney and Founder of AccessMO. Guest speakers will discuss the implications of the impending Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, expected to be finalized June 2022. Learn more about abortion from the Jewish perspective, the legal ramifications this likely judicial finding will have in Missouri, and the actions we will take together. 

To RSVP or if you have questions, contact Jen Bernstein at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the office at (314) 993.5181.

https://bit.ly/39AAG18

25
May
2022

05-25-2022

DOORS OPEN 1/2 HOUR BEFORE SHOWTIME

Effective Saturday March 19, 2022 - Update to COVID-19 Mitigation Practices at the Focal Point

Beginning Saturday, March 19th, 2022, The Focal Point will no longer require proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test. Patrons will also not be required to wear a mask during the performance. There may be future shows where masks or vaccination/negative test will be required at the request of the performer. This will be clearly noted on our website and all social media platforms when the event is advertised. We will also continue to follow the St. Louis County Health Department guidelines and will update our practices accordingly. Thank you for your continued support for The Focal Point. We are very grateful for our patrons, performers, and volunteers for all they have done over the past 2 years.

Todd Albright with Mat Wilson and Nick Pence

Saturday, April 16th at 8:00pm

$15 Advance (+$1 service fee)

$20 Door

Todd Albright is a country blues, twelve string guitar player and vocalist based in Detroit, Michigan. Grounded in the pre-war era of the blues tradition (1880-1939), Todd is a mindful purveyor of blues history. His repertoire upholds musical pillars such as Blind Willie McTell, George Carter, Blind Lemon Jefferson and Leadbelly. His life’s work continues the distinguished tradition of the very roots of American music as told by the African American musicians who created it. Todd’s vigorous, gritty and soulful performances are accompanied by stories of the masters and a deep intuitive sense of respect for craft, providing audiences with a meaningful experience while creating a transcendent moment. One of the top blues guitarists in the world, Todd is the only contemporary twelve string player in his genre.

Todd began playing the blues while still a teenager, some twenty-five years ago. Initially, he was drawn to the sound of the finger-picked style and has since immersed himself in the foundational music and narratives of American culture. Over the years, Todd has shared the stage with artists such as Roy Book Binder, Charlie Parr, Paul Geremia, and Dakota Dave Hull. Todd’s first full-length LP, Fourth Floor Visitor, was released by Jett Plastic Recordings out of Detroit, Michigan (2017). His latest album, Detroit Twelve String: Blues & Rags, is out now on Third Man Records (2017).

Mat Wilson and Nick Pence are well known guitar players from St. Louis. You may know Mat Wilson from The Rum Drum Ramblers, Devil’s Elbow or Boomtown United. You may know Nick Pence from The Bottlesnakes, The Dust Covers or The New Missouri Fox Hunters. These two have worked together in the past, including forming a gospel group The Houndsteeth. Both very familiar to the Focal Point, this collaboration is sure to be as unique as each of their own playing styles and repertoire!

Hamell on Trial with Jesse Irwin

Wednesday, April 20th at 7:00pm

$15 Advance (+$1 service fee)

$20 Door

Hamell on Trial is the musical alias of New York-based folk punk hero Ed Hamell. A one-man explosion, he is loud-as-war one minute, stepping off the microphone to whisper to an enthralled audience the next. This is a dynamic performance informed by politics, passion, intelligence and the all-important sense of humor. His caustic wit and devil-may-care attitude has long been a favorite of anti-establishment icons Aesop Rock, Kimya Dawson, Ani DiFranco and the critical elite inciting Rolling Stone magazine to call him “Bald, bold and superbad!” Henry Rollins says “Hamell is a one man rock show!” He has been described as “Bill Hicks, Hunter S. Thompson, and Joe Strummer all rolled into one” by Philadelphia Weekly and a “one man Tarantino flick: loud, vicious, luridly hilarious, gleefully and deeply offensive” by the Village Voice.

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

http://www.songbird-stl.com/

25
May
2022

Set in the late 1970s, the story follows a group of men who make a living driving Gypsy cabs, as they navigate love, loss, hope, and ultimately, community with a passion that transcends all races.

Cast:

Kevin Brown - Becker

Edward Hill - Doub

Alex Jay - Rena

Drummond Crenshaw - Turnbo

Phil Dixon - Booster

Robert Mitchell - Shealy

Olajuwon Davis - Youngblood

J. Samuel Davis - Fielding

Richard Harris - Philmore

Brian McKinley - Doub (U/S)

Production:

Director/Producer - Ron Himes

Assistant Director - John "Ray" Proctor

Costume Designer - Jamie Bullins

Lighting Designer - Joe Clapper

Scenic Designer - Harlan Penn

Sound Designer - Justin Scmitz

Poperties - Taijha Silas

Stage Manager - Tatiana Durant

Assistant Director - Nychollete Easter

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

http://theblackrep.org/jitney

25
May
2022

05-25-2022
Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries

Known for her passionate songwriting, Janis Ian combines insightful lyrics and tender vocals with the powerful social commentary that has pervaded her music since the 1960s. Ian has written songs for artists as diverse as John Mellencamp, Bette Midler, Etta James and Kathy Mattea. Throughout her career, Ian has received 10 Grammy nominations, and recorded over 30 albums 

Livingston Taylor has been a force on the folk music scene with a 50-year career including performance, songwriting and teaching. He has toured and collaborated with major artists such as Linda Ronstadt, Jimmy Buffett, Fleetwood Mac, Jethro Tull and brother James Taylor.

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/janis-ian-celebrating-our-years-together/

25
May
2022

STAGES St. Louis Presents: the Pre-Broadway Tryout & World Premiere of The Karate Kid: the Musical

The Karate Kid Info: https://stagesstlouis.org/the-karate-kid/

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

25
May
2022

05-25-2022

It's Bob Dylan's 81st birthday, and we're throwing a party! We're also celebrating the recent 60-year anniversary of his first album, and we'll bring you 2 long sets of songs from throughout those 6 decades. May his Bobness stay Forever Young! #SVCP #Voooodoooo #BobAtTheBOB

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/501488094985315/

26
May
2022

On Thursday, May 26th the History Museum is hosting a walking tour of Laclede’s Landing. This tour of Laclede’s Landing aims to rediscover it’s deep history and reframe the modern narrative of a neighborhood that’s both frozen in time and alive with new investments and changes. This Walking Tour of Laclede’s Landing takes place on Thursday, May 26th at 10am at the Riverfront in St. Louis.

26
May
2022

05-26-2022
Online

On Thursday, May 26th the Missouri Department of Conservation is hosting The Buzz about Pollination. Pollination occurs when pollen is moved within flowers or carried from flower to flower by pollination animals, such as bees, bats, beetles, birds and more! The Buzz about Pollination is taking place on Thursday, May 26th from 1pm to 2pm virtually at https://mdc.mo.org

26
May
2022

Kick off your weekend at the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park! Each Thursday Night at the Museum will be the most fun, engaging, uplifting, thought-provoking, perspective-shaping night of your week. And there are drinks. Join us starting at 5:30pm for pop-up activities, such as brief tours, games, and performances. The main stage comes to life at 6:30pm, light appetizers and drinks are available for purchase until 7:00pm, and the Museum’s exhibits and shop are open until 8:00pm for you to explore!

Click here for more information and a full schedule of events!

26
May
2022

05-26-2022
Online

Meridith Gray Green, a Deaf educator, gives a virtual tour of CAM's exhibitions in American Sign Language (ASL). This free program is offered in collaboration with DEAF Inc. to celebrate Deaf Culture and to increase communication accessibility to arts.

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

https://camstl.org/calendar/

26
May
2022

The So Grand Polka Band will be in the Urban Chestnut Biergarden every 2nd and 4th Thursday from 6-9 throughout the summer! The band is led by accordionist and Kranzberg Resident Artist Jess Adkins.

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

26
May
2022

05-26-2022

Free show at the historic Das Bevo Mill. Come experience one of St. Louis' most interesting pieces of architecture while you enjoy dinner and live music with Boxcar.

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

26
May
2022

05-26-2022

Willy Tea Taylor & Jeffery Martin

May 26, 2022

$15 ADV | $20 DOS

Doors at 7 | Show at 8

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

https://www.ticketweb.com/event/willy-tea-taylor-jeffrey-off-broadway-tickets/11802035?pl=offbroadway

26
May
2022

Set in the late 1970s, the story follows a group of men who make a living driving Gypsy cabs, as they navigate love, loss, hope, and ultimately, community with a passion that transcends all races.

Cast:

Kevin Brown - Becker

Edward Hill - Doub

Alex Jay - Rena

Drummond Crenshaw - Turnbo

Phil Dixon - Booster

Robert Mitchell - Shealy

Olajuwon Davis - Youngblood

J. Samuel Davis - Fielding

Richard Harris - Philmore

Brian McKinley - Doub (U/S)

Production:

Director/Producer - Ron Himes

Assistant Director - John "Ray" Proctor

Costume Designer - Jamie Bullins

Lighting Designer - Joe Clapper

Scenic Designer - Harlan Penn

Sound Designer - Justin Scmitz

Poperties - Taijha Silas

Stage Manager - Tatiana Durant

Assistant Director - Nychollete Easter

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

http://theblackrep.org/jitney

26
May
2022

05-26-2022

Low-down piano and vocal blues from the 1920s and 30s. Featuring Miss Jubilee (vocals) and Ethan Leinwand (piano).

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

http://www.thefriscostl.com/events

26
May
2022

Dylan Triplett brings his blues pedigree to Joe's Cafe in a return appearance. Dylan has become a regular at Joe's and we are happy to have him back for a beautiful spring evening!

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

27
May
2022

Beep for baklava! The St. Louis County Greek Festival is back with a curbside food event at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church. Celebrating its 40th Anniversary, the annual food festival takes place over Memorial Day weekend, May 27-30. Customers can choose from a variety of plated dinners, appetizers and desserts. Expect traditional favorites like dolmades, baklava, spanakopita, gyros, souvlaki, kataifi and more!

To browse the menu and place a food order, go to: www.stlgreekfest.com

Pickup is easy! Diners just drive to the church and their online orders will be delivered directly to their car.

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

27
May
2022

05-27-2022

Do you enjoy art? How about relaxing and strolling in a quaint historic town?  On the fourth Friday of the month, March thru November, participating merchants in Ste. Genevieve extend their hours from 6:00 to 9:00pm and provide a festive atmosphere for a stroll through the historic downtown. It's a chance to view the art and artisan crafts on display in the town's galleries, shops and restaurants, and to meet local and regional artists. The event is sponsored by the Gallery Association of Ste. Genevieve.

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

https://trailnet.redpodium.com/2022-stg-gravel-classic