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Upcoming events

21
Jan
2018

01-21-2018

"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/

 

21
Jan
2018

01-21-2018 -1:30 pm

Brunchin’ at The Dark Room

Every Sunday
11am – 1:30pm (unless otherwise noted)
(No cover)

Join a rotating cast of some of St. Louis’ finest musicians for live music brunches at The Dark Room. Pair fine tunes with our acclaimed brunch menu, served 10am-3pm.

12/31: Brunchin’ w/ Jesse Gannon – RSVP
1/7: The Dave Venn Trio feat. Jeanne Trevor – RSVP
1/14: Brunchin’ w/ the St. Louis Classical Guitar Society – RSVP
1/21: Brunchin’ w/ Tommy Halloran Band – RSVP
1/28: Brunchin’ w/ Montez Coleman & friends (12pm-3pm) – RSVP

21
Jan
2018

01-21-2018 -2:00 pm

Instrumental jazz standards & originals on classical guitars. Delicious Sunday Brunch

21
Jan
2018

01-21-2018 -4:00 pm

Come out and support AmeriCorps St. Louis' Emergency Response Team by drinking beer with us at ITAP in Soulard. ITAP's Kegs for a Cause generously supports our organization by donating the profits from one beer of their choice on the day of our event. Can you think of a better way to spend your Sunday afternoon?
All proceeds from this event will go to support ERT disaster deployments. Currently, we have teams serving in both Florida and Puerto Rico in response to the recent hurricanes.

21
Jan
2018

01-21-2018 -3:30 pm

St. Louis Poetry Center’s signature program, the Sunday poetry workshop, for January 21 will be held 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. at the Regional Arts Commission and will feature as critic MK Stallings. Free parking in the Pageant and Metrolink lots; Metered parking on Delmar is free on Sundays.

21
Jan
2018

01-21-2018 -7:00 pm
$10.00

Join Little Dylan for Soulful Sunday at the National Blues Museum. Soulful Sunday shows are Sunday’s in January from 4-7PM in the Lumiere Place Legends room at the National Blues Museum.
General Admission tickets are available for $10.
$15 for reserved table seating.
Combo Ticket $20 – includes general admission to the concert and the museum.
Tickets can be purchased in advance, or in person the night of the show at the National Blues Museum Box Office, 615 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, 63101. For more information, call 314-925-0016 ext. 405.

Sponsored in part by KDXH

$10.00
21
Jan
2018

01-21-2018 -9:00 pm
$20.00

Dave Dickey Big Band
with
Lindbergh HS Jazz Ensemble
January 21, 2018
5pm – 9pm
$20 Adult GA / $10 Student GA
$80 Orchestra Booth (seats 4)
$120 Balcony Booth (seats 6)
This will be the Dave Dickey Big Band’s first performance in the beautiful Grandel Theatre. The evening will start at 5 PM in The Dark Room (lobby of the Grandel Theatre) with the Lindbergh HS Jazz combos performing from 5-5:45. The kitchen and bar will be open for listeners to sit and eat while they listen to the combos. The Dave Dickey Big Band will start in the theater at 6 PM and intermission will feature the Lindbergh High School Jazz Ensemble under the direction of David Wyss. The last set will be the Dave Dickey Big Band with several of the Lindbergh students sitting in with the band.

$20.00
21
Jan
2018

01-21-2018 - 01-22-2018 1:00 pm

Cocktails and Curtain Calls presents the Irish Play In the Shadow of the Glen by John MIllington Synge JANUARY 8, 9, 10, 15, 16 &17 @ 8:00pm and Sunday JANUARY 14 & 21 @ 6:30pm in the Patriot Room at Mcgurks Irish Pub in Soulard (1200 Russell Blvd. 63109). and JANUARY 25 @ 8:00pm and Jan 28 @ 6:30 pm at the Irish Corner Pub (1900 Cherokee St. at Lemp 63118.) In The Shadow of the Glen, Dan Burke is convinced that his wife, Nora is playing away so he fakes his own death, waits for proof and scuppers her plans. However Nora leaves with her head held high on the arm of a not so perfect stranger. Cast: Jane Abling, Mason Brown, Stefan Peterson & Bob Beck. Come early for a delicious dinner and drinks.. Get you tickets early as we usually sell out our performances at McGurks. Call for reservations and info. 314-249-7488. (Cash & checks only at door)

21
Jan
2018

01-21-2018
$22.00

First impressions matter. Especially on a debut album. Time and attention-strapped listeners size up an artist within a song or two, then move on or delve in further. Fortunately, it only takes Margo Price about twenty-eight seconds to convince you that you're hearing the arrival of a singular new talent. “Hands of Time,” the opener on Midwest Farmer's Daughter (coming Spring 2016, Third Man Records), is an invitation, a mission statement and a starkly poetic summary of the 32-year old singer's life, all in one knockout, self-penned punch. Easing in over a groove of sidestick, bass and atmospheric guitar, Price sings, “When I rolled out of town on the unpaved road, I was fifty-seven dollars from bein' broke . . .” It has the feel of the first line of a great novel or opening scene in a classic film. There's an expectancy, a brewing excitement. And as the song builds, strings rising around her, Price recalls hardships and heartaches – the loss of her family's farm, the death of her child, problems with men and the bottle. There is no self-pity or over-emoting. Her voice has that alluring mix of vulnerability and resilience that was once the province of Loretta and Dolly. It is a tour-de-force performance that is vivid, deeply moving and all true.

From the honky tonk comeuppance of “About To Find Out,” to the rockabilly-charged “This Town Gets Around” to the weekend twang of “Hurtin' (On The Bottle)”, Price adds fresh twists to classic Nashville country, with a sound that could’ve made hits in any decade. Meanwhile, the hard-hitting blues grooves of “Four Years of Chances” and “Tennessee Song” push the boundaries further west to Memphis (the album was recorded at the legendary Sun Studio).

Price grew up in Aledo, Illinois (pop. 3,612), and after dropping out of college, she moved to Nashville in 2003. She soon met bass player – and future husband – Jeremy Ivey, and formed a band called Buffalo Clover. They self-released three records and built a local following, but it was personal tragedy that brought Price’s calling into even sharper focus. “I lost my firstborn son to a heart ailment,” Price says, “and I was really down and depressed. I was drinking too much. I was definitely lost. I did some things that I regret very much now that resulted in a brush with the law. Thank god I had my friends and family to keep me going. Coming through that, I thought, 'I'm just going to write music that I want to hear.' It was a big turning point.”

A year before, she had visited Sun Studio as a tourist. “The first time I walked in the room, the guide said, 'This is where Elvis stood.' They have the X on the floor, and she said, 'It's rumored that Bob Dylan came in and kissed the X on the floor.' So I waited for everybody to leave, then I got down on my knees, and thought, 'There, now I've kissed both Bob Dylan and Elvis.”

Price and her band worked the night shift, from 7pm-2am (after the museum had closed), cutting tracks live to analog tape. “It was cool to do later sessions,” she says. “It's like doing shows, where you're singing at 11 o'clock. My voice was already warmed up. It was such a relaxed vibe at Sun. And it felt haunted in a good way, like Elvis and Johnny were watching over us.”

After recording the recording sessions, Price shopped the album to a number of Nashville labels, and reached another critical career moment when a friend brought up Third Man Records and told her, “You're on Jack's radar, he wants to hear the record.” Price says, “I sent it over, and it just felt like home. A good creative space to be involved in, and everyone is so down to earth. It was awesome when I met with Jack. He told me he thought my voice was a breath of fresh air, and that he loved the record.”

As Price looks ahead to a busy 2016, full of touring and promoting Midwest Farmer's Daughter, she reflects on her hopes for what listeners might get from these songs. “I hope that the record helps people get through hard times or depression. That's ultimately what music did for me in my childhood, and especially in my early adult years. It's about being able to connect personally with a song, and hopefully, it makes you feel not so lonely.”

$22.00
22
Jan
2018

01-22-2018 - 02-21-2018 6:30 pm

The Bonsack Gallery at John Burroughs School will feature “Light + Dark (inside),” an exhibit of paintings by Sole Van Emden, from Friday, January 5, through Wednesday, February 7. All are invited to an opening reception from 5:30 to 7:30 pm on Friday, January 5.

Van Emden, who paints images from her surroundings, is specifically inspired by strong light raking across surfaces and through space. The artist says, “I am drawn to the drama and the sense of volume created by the stark contrast between light and dark, whether across a child’s face, a still life or an urban scene.”

The Bonsack Gallery is a not-for-profit educational gallery on the campus of John Burroughs School, 755 South Price Road, St. Louis, MO, 63124. Regular gallery hours are 8 am to 6:30 pm, weekdays. The exhibit is free to the public.

22
Jan
2018

01-22-2018 -8:30 pm

We'll celebrate the musical legacy of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli at the Shaved Duck. This lovely destination near Tower Grove Park boasts bodacious BBQ, and has been honored as one the 50 best BBQ joints in America.  I'll be joined by Paul Davis on guitar, who's delighted audiences throughout St Louis with CoCo RiCo, Wack-A-Doo and Fleur de Lou.

22
Jan
2018

Beloved author of the memoirs “Glitter and Glue” and “The Middle Place,” Kelly Corrigan shares a warm, insightful look at the 12 phrases that strengthen and sustain our relationships. With refreshing candor and a deep well of empathy, Corrigan swings between meditations on life with a preoccupied husband and two mercurial teenage daughters to profound observations on love and loss. “Tell Me More” is a moving and meaningful take on the power of the right words at the right moment to change everything.

22
Jan
2018

01-22-2018 -9:00 pm
$52.00

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.

$52.00
22
Jan
2018

Do314.com & Atomic Cowboy Pavilion & The Bootleg present:

FREE WEEK Kick-Off!
Cody Mitchell // Spatula // Holy Posers,
hosted by Michael Franco

FREE WEEK:
Jan 22-28 2018 at The Bootleg
ONE WEEK • 7 SHOWS • NO COVER
9PM / 21+

22
Jan
2018

01-22-2018 -11:30 pm
23
Jan
2018

01-23-2018 12:00 am

POETRY AT THE POINT on January 23 will feature feature Walter Bargen, Andrea Jackson, and Katherine Mitchell. 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.

WALTER BARGEN has published 19 books of poetry. Recent books include Days Like This Are Necessary: New & Selected Poems (2009), Endearing Ruins/Liebenswerte Ruinen (2012), Trouble Behind Glass Doors (2013), Quixotic (2014), and Gone West/Ganz im Westen (2014). His latest book Too Quick for the Living was published in November 2017. He was appointed the first poet laureate of Missouri (2008-2009).

ANDREA JACKSON’s poetry and fiction have appeared in Star 82 (*82) Review, Gyroscope Review, Eyedrum Periodically, Heron Tree, The Tishman Review, and The Apple Valley Review. She has an MFA from the University of Missouri–St. Louis. She has just published Who Am I and Where Is Home? An American Woman in 1931 Palestine.

KATHERINE MITCHELL’s poetry appears in 2River View, The Southern Review, and was nominated for Best New Poets 2016. Katherine holds an MFA in Creative Writing from University of Missouri–St. Louis. She’s an Alexander Technique teacher and teaches movement for writers workshops across the country.

23
Jan
2018

01-23-2018 - 02-22-2018 6:30 pm

The Bonsack Gallery at John Burroughs School will feature “Light + Dark (inside),” an exhibit of paintings by Sole Van Emden, from Friday, January 5, through Wednesday, February 7. All are invited to an opening reception from 5:30 to 7:30 pm on Friday, January 5.

Van Emden, who paints images from her surroundings, is specifically inspired by strong light raking across surfaces and through space. The artist says, “I am drawn to the drama and the sense of volume created by the stark contrast between light and dark, whether across a child’s face, a still life or an urban scene.”

The Bonsack Gallery is a not-for-profit educational gallery on the campus of John Burroughs School, 755 South Price Road, St. Louis, MO, 63124. Regular gallery hours are 8 am to 6:30 pm, weekdays. The exhibit is free to the public.

23
Jan
2018

01-23-2018

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.

23
Jan
2018

01-23-2018 -9:00 pm
$52.00

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.

$52.00

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