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.
Doors 7pm, Show 8pm, $18 Advance, $20 Day of Show, All AgesBuy Tickets: https://ev6.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetEventList?groupCode=ORH07MAR18&linkID=metro“Do you want to hear the best story you’ve ever heard in your life?” Andrea Gibson asks into the microphone. The audience leans forward in silent anticipation. “So I met this woman and I went home to her house with her.” She pauses, “already a great story.” The audience erupts with laughter, a happy juxtaposition after being so quietly captivated. Smirking into the spotlight, Andrea continues, “…So we’re about to kiss for the very first time. And right before our lips touch, she jumps from the bed, runs to the closet and grabs a stethoscope, puts the ear thingies in my ears and slides the knob down her shirt onto her heart and says, ‘I want you to listen to my heart speed up when you kiss me.’ And I kissed her! And her heart got faster and faster y’all.” By this point the room itself almost feels like a stethoscope pumping with the galloping hearts of the fans. “Moral of the story, buy a stethoscope,” Gibson says, and there’s that laughter again, followed by music, and they launch into a love poem – with the members of the audience mouthing along. You’re not alone if when you hear, “poetry show” and don’t envision a scene like this. But then chances are you’ve never seen Andrea Gibson perform live. One of the most celebrated and successful poets in the field began their career in 1999 with a break-up poem at an open mic in Boulder, Colorado. Gibson then leaped into the forefront of spoken word poetry on the national scene in 2008 when they won the first ever Woman of the World Poetry Slam. Author of three collections of poetry and currently working on an illustrated collection of their most memorable quotes for Penguin (Winter 2018), Andrea (they/them/their) has also released seven (7) full-length albums.
Folk School jams are a great way to spend a weekend afternoon. Musicians of all skill levels come together to play and enjoy music under the guidance of a Folk School instructor. Jams are free and open to the public. Participants take turns leading songs and choosing tunes. These informal gatherings are a great way to get back to the basics and simply enjoy playing. Join in!
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Passion and Precision is the motto for these performers of exceptional range of vocal power and color. Performing by candlelight, the singers create an atmosphere of deeply moving spiritual and musical reflection. “Tenebrae was incredible – no, unbelievable!” A. Dennis Sparger, Bach Society of St. Louis. Ticket Prices: $19-$42
"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/
Presented by the ‘Buzz’ Westfall Favorite Author Series
Nashville, August 1920. Thirty-five states have ratified the Nineteenth Amendment, 12 have rejected or refused to vote, and one last state is needed. It all comes down to Tennessee, the moment of truth for the suffragists, after a seven-decade crusade. Following a handful of remarkable women who led their respective forces into battle, “The Woman's Hour” is an inspiring story of activists winning their own freedom in one of the first great twentieth-century battles for civil rights.
Nationally bestselling author of “The Guest Room” and “The Double Bind,” Chris Bohjalian delivers a powerful story about the ways an entire life can change in one night. Cassandra Bowden is no stranger to hungover mornings--her job as a flight attendant making it easy to find adventure. The occasional blackouts seem to be inevitable, but harmless—until she awakes in a Dubai hotel room with a dead man by her side and no idea what has happened, Set amid the captivating world of those whose lives unfold at forty thousand feet, “The Flight Attendant” unveils a spellbinding story of memory, of the giddy pleasures of alcohol and the devastating consequences of addiction, and of murder far from home.
"Grammy Award-winning Steep Canyon Rangers effortlessly walk the line between festival favorite and sophisticated string orchestra. They’re as danceable as the most progressive, party-oriented string band, and equally comfortable translating their songs for accompaniment by a full symphony.It’s that mix of serious chops and good-natured fun that earned the Steep Canyon Rangers the Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album in 2013 (for Nobody Knows You), and that drew celebrated comedian/banjoist Steve Martin to them when he needed a backing band. The Rangers are world-class musicians who are just as at home taking the stage at Carnegie Hall as they are knee-deep in a mountain brook, fly rod in hand.It has been more than fifteen years and nine studio albums since the Steep Canyon Rangers formed in Chapel Hill. The band received rave reviews for their last album (the Jerry Douglas-produced Radio), with No Depression commenting that it is “one of those albums that’s packed with hits.” Now, in 2017, the band is working on their highly anticipated tenth studio album. “It’s really gratifying to play music with people you can trust, who hear something and pull what’s best out of it into something truly special,” says banjoist Graham Sharp. “As a songwriter, my favorite part of the whole thing is watching the band bring these ideas to life.”When they aren’t in the studio, the Steep Canyon Rangers maintain a rigorous touring schedule with shows all over the U.S. (both with Steve Martin as well as headlining dates). They also appeared on “A Prairie Home Companion” with Steve Martin last December.“We’re just getting started,” guitarist/lead vocalist Woody Platt exudes. “It’s almost daunting, to think about how much more there is that we want to accomplish as the Steep Canyon Rangers. Each time I get off stage, I ask myself, ‘Was that fun? Did that feed your soul?’ That’s how we go about it, and more times than not, the answer is a rounding ‘Yes.’ We’re totally committed.”"
Award-winning suspense author John Hart returns to the world of his most popular novel, “The Last Child.” It’s been ten years since the kidnappings that changed Johnny Merrimon’s life. Living alone on 6,000 acres of once-sacred land, Johnny’s only connection to normal life is his old friend, Jack. They’re not boys anymore, but the bonds remain. What they shared. What they lost. But Jack sees danger in the wild places Johnny calls home, and a powerful hunger eating at his childhood friend. More than an exploration of friendship, “The Hush” takes the reader to dark and unexpected places.
St. Louis area’s premier men’s a cappella chorus of more than 130 voices. Four-time International Champions under the direction of Dr. Jim Henry, Head of Choral Studies, UMSL. “…prominent for sheer inventiveness and brilliance of execution…” Philip Barnes, St. Louis Chamber Chorus. Ticket Prices: $19-$29
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