Events Calendar

I Love Jazz provides this calendar as part of our commitment to promote the live jazz experience. It includes just some of the many opportunities in the St. Louis area to hear and see jazz performed by local, national, and international artists.

If your venue, educational institution, or jazz group would like to be included on the Jazz Calendar – contact John Baker at john@hectv.org.

For show times and ticket information – contact the venue or follow the link provided.

 

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  • August 21 |
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    Festival of the Little Hills

    Main Street St. Charles

    The Festival of the Little Hills is held the third full weekend every August in St. Charles MO on Main Street and Frontier Park. The festival features local non profit groups that sell food and refreshments, music, a kids corner and more.  The festival runs Friday, August 19 — 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Saturday, August 20 — 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., and Sunday, August 21 — 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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    Saint Louis Science Center’s Preschool Science Series: Farm Animals

    St. Louis Science Center

    The Preschool Science Series takes place on Mondays and Tuesdays from 10-10:45 a.m. Tickets are $10 per child ages 3+; $8 per child for members. One adult per four children is required. In this class learn about farm animals and the role that they play in food production and visit the Saint Louis Science Center's chickens, weather permitting.

  • August 22 | 8:00 PM
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    Altamont: The Rolling Stones, the Hells Angels, and the Inside Story of Rock’s Darkest Day

    Howl at the Moon, Ballpark Village

    Celebrated rock and roll journalist Joel Selvin (co-author of the NY Times #1 bestseller, RED, with Sammy Hagar) tells the definitive story of the Rolling Stones’ infamous 1969 Altamont Speedway concert near San Francisco - a disastrous and historic musical event that, for many, marked the end of the idealistic 1960’s. “The distorted twin of Woodstock,” referred to in many rock and roll anthems, headlined such famed musical groups as: Santana; Jefferson Airplane; Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; The Rolling Stones; and The Grateful Dead. It also featured security by the Hells Angels and ended with their infamous stabbing of a young concertgoer. Q&A and book signing with Selvin following the program. Tickets are $45 -$99 dollars.

  • August 22 |
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    Tell Me On A Sunday

    Marcelle Theater, 3310 Samuel Shepard Drive, three blocks east of Grand, in Grand Center

    New Line closes its 25th season with Andrew Lloyd Webber's one-woman, one-act, rock musical Tell Me A Sunday a forgotten gem from the composer of Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, and so many more. This pop-rock song cycle follows a young English woman newly arrived in New York, brimming with optimism, and her journey through America and the perils of ill-advised romance. As she seeks out success and love, she weaves her way through the maze of New York and Hollywood social life, and through her own anxieties, frustrations, and heartaches, and she begins to wonder whether there are better choices to be made. Tickets are $10 - $25. It runs through August 27th

  • August 23 | 10 AM - 5 PM

    Little Black Dress: From Mourning to Night

    Missouri History Museum in Forest Park

    Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Mondays, Wednesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Sept. 5

    There was a time in America when wearing black was reserved only for those mourning the death of a loved one. When did black make the jump to evening wear, and then to everyday use? Little Black Dress: From Mourning to Night, the new exhibition at the Missouri History Museum, charts the hue's long journey to daylight through the most versatile of garments. The exhibit showcases more than 60 dresses from the museum's collection, offering a broad view of how women's fashions have changed. The tapered-waist, puff-sleeved "second-day dress" from 1895 (worn by a bride the day after her wedding) looks more uncomfortable and rigid than a mourning dress from the same decade, while the 1933 halter evening gown looks elegant and chic. What a difference 40 years, a world war and the flapper movement makes. Little Black Dress is open daily (April 2 through September 5). Admission is free.

  • August 23 |

    Grow

    Saint Louis Science Center 5050 Oakland Ave. St. Louis - Forest Park

    If foodie culture has an upside, it's that more people care now about the origins of the food they eat. So where does our food come from? This question and many others are answered in the new exhibition, Grow, at the Saint Louis Science Center. The former site of the Exploradome is now a series of educational stations that explain everything from water conservation and the basics of botany to the care and feeding (and milking) of animals at the Animal Corral (which will have visiting livestock on select days). Grow also welcomes a series of visiting artists who have reinvented the chicken coop and created a system of condos for bees. Grow will be a permanent exhibition at the Science Center, and admission is free.

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    Saint Louis Science Center’s Preschool Science Series: Farm Animals

    St. Louis Science Center

    The Preschool Science Series takes place on Mondays and Tuesdays from 10-10:45 a.m. Tickets are $10 per child ages 3+; $8 per child for members. One adult per four children is required. In this class learn about farm animals and the role that they play in food production and visit the Saint Louis Science Center's chickens, weather permitting.

  • August 23 | 7:00 PM
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    Ridley Pearson: White Bone

    St. Louis County Library - Headquarters 1630 S. Lindbergh Saint Louis, MO 63131 Saint Louis, MO 63108

    Left Bank Books and the St. Louis County Library present author Ridley Pearson, who will sign and discuss his new book, White Bone.

    John Knox and Grace Chu, the incomparable duo of the Risk Agent novels, team up again in the latest international thrill ride from New York Times—bestselling author Ridley Pearson. The poaching of ivory from African elephants fuels constant blood and slaughter. When Grace disappears while working on a dangerous assignment involving poachers, John Knox jumps into action and finds himself pitted against the most savage and suicidal fighters in the world.

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    Tom Hackney: Corresponding Squares — Painting the Chess Games of Marcel Duchamp

    World Chess Hall of Fame 4652 Maryland Ave St. Louis - Central West End

    This exhibit runs Wednesdays-Fridays from 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Mondays, Tuesdays, and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays from 12-5 p.m. It continues through Sept. 11

    French avant-garde artist Marcel Duchamp was an avowed chess fanatic. While the analytical portion of Duchamp's brain was playing the game, his artistic side was enchanted with the patterns created by the movement of his pieces. Inspired by Duchamp's unique view of chess, British artist Tom Hackney created geometric paintings of individual games, particularly those played by Duchamp himself. Chess Painting No. 54 (Michel vs. Duchamp, Strasbourg, 1924) features criss-crossing yellow slashes left by both bishops’ progress, the red charge of the king’s knight ending prematurely in an apparent capture, and a white defensive wall of pawns dominating the central foreground.

  • August 24 |

    Mission To Mars

    5050 Oakland Avenue

    NASA is currently working toward the goal of putting humans on Mars in the 2030s. The space agency just last week opened the astronaut application process for the class of 2017, which indicates a certain urgency. If you're eager to see what the future holds, the Mission: Mars exhibition at the Saint Louis Science Center is the place to be. This interactive display is developed by the science center, Washington University and NASA and is divided into two parts. Mission Control gives you the chance to program and remotely drive a simulated Mars rover, complete with the time delay caused by the signal transit time between Earth and Mars. Mission Mars — Base lets you take on the role of an explorer on the Red Planet in the year 2076. You'll conduct scientific operations at key points using one of the science center's two rovers. Mission: Mars is open daily, and admission is free.

  • August 24 |

    Omnimax: A Beautiful Planet

    St. Louis Science Center (5050 Oakland Avenue)

    Filmmaker Toni Myers wrote and directed the 2002 IMAX documentary Space Station 3D, which was about the construction of the International Space Station. Fourteen years later she's returned to the space station for her new documentary, A Beautiful Planet. Using footage shot by astronauts and by cameras mounted on the station, Myers' new IMAX film offers a spectacular view of Earth. You'll see a lightning storm popping like camera flashes from under heavy clouds, the unblinking eye of a hurricane and the surreal sight of the aurora borealis from above. You'll also see the continents aglow with electricity in the dark, and the greenish-brownish haze of our atmosphere as the station races around the globe once every 92 minutes. A Beautiful Planet is now showing daily at the OMNIMAX theater at the St. Louis Science Center. Tickets are $7 to $10.

  • August 24 |

    Wednesday Night Jazz Crawl

    Grand Center

    Every Wednesday features different styles of free, live jazz in Grand Center.

  • August 24 |
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    Miss Jubilee at The Big ‘B’ Jamboree

    Schlafly Bottleworks 7260 Southwest Ave, Maplewood, Missouri 63143

    The BIG 'B' Jamboree is Open Jam Session focussed on Americana, spanning the 1900's-1950's Jazz, Blues, Folk, Country, Western Swing, Rockabilly and More. The weekly event will be hosted by Miss Jubilee and feature special guest musicians at Schlafly Bottleworks from 8 p.m. - 11 p.m. every Wednesday. It's free to attend.

  • August 24 | 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Schlafly Farmers’ Market

    7260 Southwest Ave. Maplewood

    Come and buy local, farm fresh eggs, pork, lamb, beef, herbs, mushrooms, artisanal loaves, flowers and more straight from the source. Schlafly Farmers Market presents a unique opportunity to fill your basket with local food while chatting with the people who actually grew, raised, or made it. Wednesdays, 4-7 p.m. through Oct. 26

  • August 24 |

    Route 66: Main Street Through St. Louis

    Missouri History Museum (Lindell Boulevard and DeBaliviere Avenue)

    Before the interstate highway system was developed, Route 66 was the safest, fastest way to cross the western half of the country. Starting in Chicago and ending in Santa Monica, the "Main Street of America" came right though St. Louis, but not in the mostly straight lines we're accustomed to now. At various points in time, Route 66 traversed Watson Road, Manchester Road, the Martin Luther King Bridge and the Poplar Street Bridge. That shifting route helped spur the growth of cities and businesses along the way, as travelers stopped overnight at the Coral Court Motel or grabbed a bit to eat at the Parkmoor Restaurant. Route 66: Main Street Through St. Louis, the new exhibition at the Missouri History Museum, tells the story of the byway through roadside signs and gas pumps, historic vehicles, bus tours and photographs. This free exhibit is open on Mondays and Wednesdays-Sundays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m and continues through July 16, 2017.

  • August 24 |
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    St. Louis Fringe Festival

    Grand Center, 3526 Washington Blvd.

    Fringe showcases theatre and dance, storytelling and spoken word, burlesque, acrobatics, visual art and more in a one-of-a-kind pressure-cooker of artistic expression. 2016 will see the premiere of microtheater (short performances for an audience of no more than 13 patrons in an intimate, immersive setting), spin rooms (post show talk backs an workshops), and an incubator program (a specialized collaborative showcase setting with more support for emergent artists). Over half of the Festival performances will focus on stories of individuals underrepresented in the mainstream performing arts based on ethnicity, gender identity, language, dialect, age, physical ability, BMI, or other barrier. The 2016 St. Louis Fringe Festival runs from Aug. 19-27, 8 a.m.-11 p.m. and tickets run from $1-$20.

  • August 24 |
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    Jamin’ At The Zoo

    Saint Louis Zoo 1 Government Dr, St. Louis 63110

    The Young Zoo Friends invite you to a 21-and-up celebration at the Saint Louis Zoo to enjoy music, beer and wine at Jammin' at the Zoo. This event features a variety of wine and beer for purchase on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 from 6 to 10 p.m., rain* or shine (*except for severe storms). Entertainment includes My Friend Mike, Dirty Muggs, Juggling Jeff and roaming unicyclists. Wine and Beer Sampling from 6 to 8 p.m., while supplies last. Sample wines from more than 10 wineries, featuring 85 different wines, and beers from St. Louis microbreweries.

  • August 25 | 10 AM - 5 PM

    Little Black Dress: From Mourning to Night

    Missouri History Museum in Forest Park

    Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Mondays, Wednesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Sept. 5

    There was a time in America when wearing black was reserved only for those mourning the death of a loved one. When did black make the jump to evening wear, and then to everyday use? Little Black Dress: From Mourning to Night, the new exhibition at the Missouri History Museum, charts the hue's long journey to daylight through the most versatile of garments. The exhibit showcases more than 60 dresses from the museum's collection, offering a broad view of how women's fashions have changed. The tapered-waist, puff-sleeved "second-day dress" from 1895 (worn by a bride the day after her wedding) looks more uncomfortable and rigid than a mourning dress from the same decade, while the 1933 halter evening gown looks elegant and chic. What a difference 40 years, a world war and the flapper movement makes. Little Black Dress is open daily (April 2 through September 5). Admission is free.

  • August 25 | 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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    Venture Cafe – St. Louis

    4240 Duncan Ave. #200, St. Louis, MO.  63110

    The St. Louis Venture Café Gathering is held every Thursday on the at the @4240 building in the Cortex Innovation District from 3:00pm to 8:00pm.  The weekly Venture Café Gathering (Thursdays @ Venture Café) helps innovators and entrepreneurs find one another and collaborate to bring their dreams to reality. These Thursday evening gatherings provide a space for conversations and scheduled programs to inspire a wide range of attendees from around the world to connect. Please visit the Venture Café St. Louis website for more information.

  • August 25 |
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    Generation Listen STL Get Out The Vote Happy Hour

    International Tap House - CWE 16 S Euclid Ave, St. Louis 63108 International Tap House - CWE 16 S Euclid Ave, St. Louis 63108

    Do you like networking, politics, tasty libations and/or multitasking? Then this event is for you! Come join Generation Listen STL (formerly the Young Friends of St Louis Public Radio) for our last happy hour of the summer and get registered to vote (or just come for the drink and conversation).

     

  • August 25 |
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    Sensational Summer Nights

    Missouri Botanical Garden 4344 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63110

    Use all of your senses to experience the beauty of the Garden each Thursday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Sip flora-inspired cocktails and savor delectable fare from the Botany Bar, engage with plants at sensational stations and gather gardening tips from the experts or just relax to live music by a rotating selection of local artists.

    This evening, learn about herbs from members of our Horticulture staff and enjoy live entertainment by Three of a Perfect Pair. Admission is included in garden admission.

  • August 25 |
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    St. Louis Fringe Festival

    Grand Center, 3526 Washington Blvd.

    Fringe showcases theatre and dance, storytelling and spoken word, burlesque, acrobatics, visual art and more in a one-of-a-kind pressure-cooker of artistic expression. 2016 will see the premiere of microtheater (short performances for an audience of no more than 13 patrons in an intimate, immersive setting), spin rooms (post show talk backs an workshops), and an incubator program (a specialized collaborative showcase setting with more support for emergent artists). Over half of the Festival performances will focus on stories of individuals underrepresented in the mainstream performing arts based on ethnicity, gender identity, language, dialect, age, physical ability, BMI, or other barrier. The 2016 St. Louis Fringe Festival runs from Aug. 19-27, 8 a.m.-11 p.m. and tickets run from $1-$20.

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    Insight Theatre Company: Inherit the Wind

    Heagney Theatre at Nerinx Hall 530 East Lockwood, Webster Groves, 63119

    Insight Theatre Company presents Inherit the Wind, now through August 28th. Bert Cates is a 1920’s schoolteacher is put on trial for violating the Butler Act, a state law that prohibits public school teachers from teaching evolution instead creationism. Rachel Brown who is Cates girlfriend is also the daughter of Reverend Brown is torn between the opposing beliefs held by Cates and her father and her love for both of them. The story fictionalizes the 1925 Scopes “Monkey” Trial as a way to discuss the then-contemporary McCarthy trials. The debate over creationism versus evolution still exists today and will spark conversation and insight into the topic. The show runs Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m.

  • August 26 | 10 AM - 5 PM

    Little Black Dress: From Mourning to Night

    Missouri History Museum in Forest Park

    Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Mondays, Wednesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Sept. 5

    There was a time in America when wearing black was reserved only for those mourning the death of a loved one. When did black make the jump to evening wear, and then to everyday use? Little Black Dress: From Mourning to Night, the new exhibition at the Missouri History Museum, charts the hue's long journey to daylight through the most versatile of garments. The exhibit showcases more than 60 dresses from the museum's collection, offering a broad view of how women's fashions have changed. The tapered-waist, puff-sleeved "second-day dress" from 1895 (worn by a bride the day after her wedding) looks more uncomfortable and rigid than a mourning dress from the same decade, while the 1933 halter evening gown looks elegant and chic. What a difference 40 years, a world war and the flapper movement makes. Little Black Dress is open daily (April 2 through September 5). Admission is free.

  • August 26 |
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    Tom Hackney: Corresponding Squares — Painting the Chess Games of Marcel Duchamp

    World Chess Hall of Fame 4652 Maryland Ave St. Louis - Central West End

    This exhibit runs Wednesdays-Fridays from 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Mondays, Tuesdays, and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays from 12-5 p.m. It continues through Sept. 11

    French avant-garde artist Marcel Duchamp was an avowed chess fanatic. While the analytical portion of Duchamp's brain was playing the game, his artistic side was enchanted with the patterns created by the movement of his pieces. Inspired by Duchamp's unique view of chess, British artist Tom Hackney created geometric paintings of individual games, particularly those played by Duchamp himself. Chess Painting No. 54 (Michel vs. Duchamp, Strasbourg, 1924) features criss-crossing yellow slashes left by both bishops’ progress, the red charge of the king’s knight ending prematurely in an apparent capture, and a white defensive wall of pawns dominating the central foreground.

  • August 26 | 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Jungle Boogie Concert Series: Arvell & Co.

    Schnuck Family Plaza in the center of the St. Louis Zoo

    The St. Louis Zoo hosts this family-friendly Friday night concert series located at Schnuck Family Plaza in the center of the Zoo. Please feel free to bring a lawn chair to ensure you have a seat. Admission to the Zoo and concerts is free. Animal-related kids activities will focus on conservation of endangered species through the Zoo's WildCare Institute.

    Upcoming Concerts:
    August 26 — Arvell & Co. (70s, 80s, 90s and today)
    September 2 — Superjam (Rock)

  • August 26 |

    Omnimax: National Parks Adventure

    St. Louis Science Center (5050 Oakland Avenue)

    National Parks Adventure takes audiences on the ultimate off-trail adventure into America’s awe-inspiring great outdoors. For 100 years, such spectacularly wild and beautiful places as Yellowstone, Yosemite, the Everglades, the Redwoods, and Arches have been a living monument to the nation’s vast and untamed wilderness. Now, captured with IMAX® cameras and shown in full glory on the world’s largest screens, National Parks Adventure, narrated by Academy Award® winner Robert Redford, celebrates the majesty of these treasured landscapes. National Parks Adventure is now showing daily at the OMNIMAX theater at the St. Louis Science Center. Tickets are $7 to $10.

  • August 26 |
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    Swing Dancing with Sweetie and The Toothaches

    Casa Loma Ballroom 3354 Iowa Ave St. Louis - South City

    Sweetie and The Toothaches are playing tonight at Casa Loma Ballroom. The evening starts with a beginner lesson at 7:30 - no partner, or experience is required. Tickets are $10.

  • August 26 |
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    New Music Listening Party

    Music Record Shop 4191 Manchester Ave. St. Louis - The Grove

    Fridays at New Music Record Shop in the Grove is New Music Listening Party day. That means: 10% off any purchase, new music playing all day, and complimentary beer from 4 Hands Brewing Company. New release titles can be found at: http://www.musicrecordshop.com/friday-new-arrivals.html

  • August 26 |
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    St. Louis Fringe Festival

    Grand Center, 3526 Washington Blvd.

    Fringe showcases theatre and dance, storytelling and spoken word, burlesque, acrobatics, visual art and more in a one-of-a-kind pressure-cooker of artistic expression. 2016 will see the premiere of microtheater (short performances for an audience of no more than 13 patrons in an intimate, immersive setting), spin rooms (post show talk backs an workshops), and an incubator program (a specialized collaborative showcase setting with more support for emergent artists). Over half of the Festival performances will focus on stories of individuals underrepresented in the mainstream performing arts based on ethnicity, gender identity, language, dialect, age, physical ability, BMI, or other barrier. The 2016 St. Louis Fringe Festival runs from Aug. 19-27, 8 a.m.-11 p.m. and tickets run from $1-$20.

  • August 26 |
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    Insight Theatre Company: Inherit the Wind

    Heagney Theatre at Nerinx Hall 530 East Lockwood, Webster Groves, 63119

    Insight Theatre Company presents Inherit the Wind, now through August 28th. Bert Cates is a 1920’s schoolteacher is put on trial for violating the Butler Act, a state law that prohibits public school teachers from teaching evolution instead creationism. Rachel Brown who is Cates girlfriend is also the daughter of Reverend Brown is torn between the opposing beliefs held by Cates and her father and her love for both of them. The story fictionalizes the 1925 Scopes “Monkey” Trial as a way to discuss the then-contemporary McCarthy trials. The debate over creationism versus evolution still exists today and will spark conversation and insight into the topic. The show runs Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m.

  • August 26 |
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    Tell Me On A Sunday

    Marcelle Theater, 3310 Samuel Shepard Drive, three blocks east of Grand, in Grand Center

    New Line closes its 25th season with Andrew Lloyd Webber's one-woman, one-act, rock musical Tell Me A Sunday a forgotten gem from the composer of Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, and so many more. This pop-rock song cycle follows a young English woman newly arrived in New York, brimming with optimism, and her journey through America and the perils of ill-advised romance. As she seeks out success and love, she weaves her way through the maze of New York and Hollywood social life, and through her own anxieties, frustrations, and heartaches, and she begins to wonder whether there are better choices to be made. Tickets are $10 - $25. It runs through August 27th

  • August 27 | 10:00 PM
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    The Improv Shop: Longform Showcase

    The Improv Shop 510 N Euclid

    It’s the Longform Showcase! St. Louis’ best and brightest improv teams will strut their stuff on the Improv Shop stage. Tickets are $5.

  • August 27 | 2:00 PM
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    4 Hands Brewing Company Brewery Tours

    4 Hands Brewing Company 1220 S. 8th St

    4 Hands Brewing Company offers brewery tours every Saturday at 2:00 p.m. - located in St. Louis Missouri, they provide craft beer enthusiasts a handcrafted portfolio inspired by the American Craft movement as well as Traditional Belgian and French style Farmhouse ales.

  • August 27 |

    Artscape Open Studios

    4255 Arsenal St. Tower Grove, MO 63163

    Artscope is hosting Saturday Open Studios during the Tower Grove Farmer’s Market. Parents can drop the kids off at Artscope for open studios where their teaching artists will help the kids create to their heart’s content or just keep an eye out while they play in the yard at Artscope’s magical cottage in Tower Grove Park.

    Open Studios will happen every Saturday morning from 8:30-11:30 while the Tower Grove Farmer’s Market is in session.

  • August 27 |
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    Downtown Architectural Walking Tours

    Old Courthouse 11 N. Fourth St. St. Louis - Downtown

    St. Louis' fascinating history and groundbreaking architecture is featured in a walk around downtown led by experienced volunteer guides from Landmarks Association and ReVitalize St. Louis. Every Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. through October 29th. No reservations required. For the East Tour, meet at the foot of the stairs of The Old Courthouse, Broadway entrance. For the West Tour, meet at the main entrance to the St. Louis Union Station Doubletree Hotel, 1820 Market St. The tours are $10 per adult, free for children under 12.

  • August 27 |
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    St. Louis Fringe Festival

    Grand Center, 3526 Washington Blvd.

    Fringe showcases theatre and dance, storytelling and spoken word, burlesque, acrobatics, visual art and more in a one-of-a-kind pressure-cooker of artistic expression. 2016 will see the premiere of microtheater (short performances for an audience of no more than 13 patrons in an intimate, immersive setting), spin rooms (post show talk backs an workshops), and an incubator program (a specialized collaborative showcase setting with more support for emergent artists). Over half of the Festival performances will focus on stories of individuals underrepresented in the mainstream performing arts based on ethnicity, gender identity, language, dialect, age, physical ability, BMI, or other barrier. The 2016 St. Louis Fringe Festival runs from Aug. 19-27, 8 a.m.-11 p.m. and tickets run from $1-$20.

  • August 27 |
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    Tell Me On A Sunday

    Marcelle Theater, 3310 Samuel Shepard Drive, three blocks east of Grand, in Grand Center

    New Line closes its 25th season with Andrew Lloyd Webber's one-woman, one-act, rock musical Tell Me A Sunday a forgotten gem from the composer of Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, and so many more. This pop-rock song cycle follows a young English woman newly arrived in New York, brimming with optimism, and her journey through America and the perils of ill-advised romance. As she seeks out success and love, she weaves her way through the maze of New York and Hollywood social life, and through her own anxieties, frustrations, and heartaches, and she begins to wonder whether there are better choices to be made. Tickets are $10 - $25. It runs through August 27th

  • August 27 |
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    The Festival Of Nations

    Tower Grove Park is located near Grand and Arsenal on the City’s South Side, only steps away from St. Louis' famed International District

    Join the International Institute St. Louis in Tower Grove Park for the region’s premier multicultural celebration, featuring over 40 ethnic food booths, non-stop dance and music, arts and crafts, and an international bazaar with unique gifts from around the world. A free shuttle service will provide complimentary rides on designated routes during operating hours Parking is available in the park and at lots and streets in surrounding neighborhoods. Admission is free, and the fair runs 8/27 from 10am-7pm and 8/28 from 10am-6pm. You can read more at www.festivalofnationsstl.org.

  • August 28 | 10 AM - 5 PM

    Little Black Dress: From Mourning to Night

    Missouri History Museum in Forest Park

    Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Mondays, Wednesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Sept. 5

    There was a time in America when wearing black was reserved only for those mourning the death of a loved one. When did black make the jump to evening wear, and then to everyday use? Little Black Dress: From Mourning to Night, the new exhibition at the Missouri History Museum, charts the hue's long journey to daylight through the most versatile of garments. The exhibit showcases more than 60 dresses from the museum's collection, offering a broad view of how women's fashions have changed. The tapered-waist, puff-sleeved "second-day dress" from 1895 (worn by a bride the day after her wedding) looks more uncomfortable and rigid than a mourning dress from the same decade, while the 1933 halter evening gown looks elegant and chic. What a difference 40 years, a world war and the flapper movement makes. Little Black Dress is open daily (April 2 through September 5). Admission is free.

  • August 28 | 6:00 - 8:30 PM
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    Jazz Edge Orchestra

    Kirkwood Station Brewing Company 105 E. Jefferson Ave Kirkwood

    This event is Every fourth Sunday, 6-8:30 p.m. and there is a $10 cover charge.

    Recognized as a dynamic, driving and versatile ensemble, TJEO delivers original charts combined with exciting contemporary R&B, soul and blues. Under the direction of Thomas Moore, its unmatched menu of rhythmic renditions yields great creativity and depth. TJEO has performed with giants Clark Terry, Lester Bowie, James Moody, Frank Foster, Oliver Nelson, Jr., Keyon Harrold, Russell Gunn, Denise Thimes, Frank Wess, Chuck Berry, Geri Allen, The Cunninghams, Wallace Roney and plenty more at venues like Powell Symphony Hall, The St. Louis Arch, and St. Louis Science Center.

  • August 28 |

    Mission To Mars

    5050 Oakland Avenue

    NASA is currently working toward the goal of putting humans on Mars in the 2030s. The space agency just last week opened the astronaut application process for the class of 2017, which indicates a certain urgency. If you're eager to see what the future holds, the Mission: Mars exhibition at the Saint Louis Science Center is the place to be. This interactive display is developed by the science center, Washington University and NASA and is divided into two parts. Mission Control gives you the chance to program and remotely drive a simulated Mars rover, complete with the time delay caused by the signal transit time between Earth and Mars. Mission Mars — Base lets you take on the role of an explorer on the Red Planet in the year 2076. You'll conduct scientific operations at key points using one of the science center's two rovers. Mission: Mars is open daily, and admission is free.

  • August 28 |

    Route 66: Main Street Through St. Louis

    Missouri History Museum (Lindell Boulevard and DeBaliviere Avenue)

    Before the interstate highway system was developed, Route 66 was the safest, fastest way to cross the western half of the country. Starting in Chicago and ending in Santa Monica, the "Main Street of America" came right though St. Louis, but not in the mostly straight lines we're accustomed to now. At various points in time, Route 66 traversed Watson Road, Manchester Road, the Martin Luther King Bridge and the Poplar Street Bridge. That shifting route helped spur the growth of cities and businesses along the way, as travelers stopped overnight at the Coral Court Motel or grabbed a bit to eat at the Parkmoor Restaurant. Route 66: Main Street Through St. Louis, the new exhibition at the Missouri History Museum, tells the story of the byway through roadside signs and gas pumps, historic vehicles, bus tours and photographs. This free exhibit is open on Mondays and Wednesdays-Sundays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m and continues through July 16, 2017.

  • August 28 |

    Grow

    Saint Louis Science Center 5050 Oakland Ave. St. Louis - Forest Park

    If foodie culture has an upside, it's that more people care now about the origins of the food they eat. So where does our food come from? This question and many others are answered in the new exhibition, Grow, at the Saint Louis Science Center. The former site of the Exploradome is now a series of educational stations that explain everything from water conservation and the basics of botany to the care and feeding (and milking) of animals at the Animal Corral (which will have visiting livestock on select days). Grow also welcomes a series of visiting artists who have reinvented the chicken coop and created a system of condos for bees. Grow will be a permanent exhibition at the Science Center, and admission is free.

  • August 28 |

    Downtown St. Louis Running Tour

    Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark 1 S Broadway

    Regularly scheduled non-competitive running tours on Saturday & Sundays at 8:00 a.m. (weekday tours scheduled as well). The 3.5 mile guided running tour taking you past, over, under & through some of the most important historic sites in the region. The tour costs about $25.

  • August 28 | 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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    4 Hands Brewing Company Vinyl Night

    4 Hands Brewing Company 1220 S. 8th St

    4 Hands Brewing Company hosts a vinyl night every Sunday - located in St. Louis Missouri, they provide craft beer enthusiasts a handcrafted portfolio inspired by the American Craft movement as well as Traditional Belgian and French style Farmhouse ales.

  • August 28 |

    St. Louis Swap Meet’s Cherokee Street Marketplace

    Lemp At Cherokee, St. Louis, MO

    St. Louis Swap Meet's next Cherokee Street Marketplace takes place from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on August 7th at the corner of Cherokee Street and Lemp Ave. Buy cool stuff; sell the things you make. Build a business and your community. Food trucks. Dog, bike, and family friendly!

  • August 28 |
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    Insight Theatre Company: Inherit the Wind

    Heagney Theatre at Nerinx Hall 530 East Lockwood, Webster Groves, 63119

    Insight Theatre Company presents Inherit the Wind, now through August 28th. Bert Cates is a 1920’s schoolteacher is put on trial for violating the Butler Act, a state law that prohibits public school teachers from teaching evolution instead creationism. Rachel Brown who is Cates girlfriend is also the daughter of Reverend Brown is torn between the opposing beliefs held by Cates and her father and her love for both of them. The story fictionalizes the 1925 Scopes “Monkey” Trial as a way to discuss the then-contemporary McCarthy trials. The debate over creationism versus evolution still exists today and will spark conversation and insight into the topic. The show runs Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m.

  • August 28 |
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    The Festival Of Nations

    Tower Grove Park is located near Grand and Arsenal on the City’s South Side, only steps away from St. Louis' famed International District

    Join the International Institute St. Louis in Tower Grove Park for the region’s premier multicultural celebration, featuring over 40 ethnic food booths, non-stop dance and music, arts and crafts, and an international bazaar with unique gifts from around the world. A free shuttle service will provide complimentary rides on designated routes during operating hours Parking is available in the park and at lots and streets in surrounding neighborhoods. Admission is free, and the fair runs 8/27 from 10am-7pm and 8/28 from 10am-6pm. You can read more at www.festivalofnationsstl.org.

  • August 29 |
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    Tom Hackney: Corresponding Squares – Painting the Chess Games of Marcel Duchamp

    World Chess Hall of Fame 4652 Maryland Ave St. Louis - Central West End

    This exhibit runs Wednesdays-Fridays from 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Mondays, Tuesdays, and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays from 12-5 p.m. It continues through Sept. 11

    French avant-garde artist Marcel Duchamp was an avowed chess fanatic. While the analytical portion of Duchamp's brain was playing the game, his artistic side was enchanted with the patterns created by the movement of his pieces. Inspired by Duchamp's unique view of chess, British artist Tom Hackney created geometric paintings of individual games, particularly those played by Duchamp himself. Chess Painting No. 54 (Michel vs. Duchamp, Strasbourg, 1924) features criss-crossing yellow slashes left by both bishops’ progress, the red charge of the king’s knight ending prematurely in an apparent capture, and a white defensive wall of pawns dominating the central foreground.

  • August 29 |

    Mission To Mars

    5050 Oakland Avenue

    NASA is currently working toward the goal of putting humans on Mars in the 2030s. The space agency just last week opened the astronaut application process for the class of 2017, which indicates a certain urgency. If you're eager to see what the future holds, the Mission: Mars exhibition at the Saint Louis Science Center is the place to be. This interactive display is developed by the science center, Washington University and NASA and is divided into two parts. Mission Control gives you the chance to program and remotely drive a simulated Mars rover, complete with the time delay caused by the signal transit time between Earth and Mars. Mission Mars — Base lets you take on the role of an explorer on the Red Planet in the year 2076. You'll conduct scientific operations at key points using one of the science center's two rovers. Mission: Mars is open daily, and admission is free.

  • August 29 |

    Omnimax: A Beautiful Planet

    St. Louis Science Center (5050 Oakland Avenue)

    Filmmaker Toni Myers wrote and directed the 2002 IMAX documentary Space Station 3D, which was about the construction of the International Space Station. Fourteen years later she's returned to the space station for her new documentary, A Beautiful Planet. Using footage shot by astronauts and by cameras mounted on the station, Myers' new IMAX film offers a spectacular view of Earth. You'll see a lightning storm popping like camera flashes from under heavy clouds, the unblinking eye of a hurricane and the surreal sight of the aurora borealis from above. You'll also see the continents aglow with electricity in the dark, and the greenish-brownish haze of our atmosphere as the station races around the globe once every 92 minutes. A Beautiful Planet is now showing daily at the OMNIMAX theater at the St. Louis Science Center. Tickets are $7 to $10.

  • August 29 |

    Self-Taught Genius

    Saint Louis Art Museum in Forest Park

    Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum, the new exhibit at the Saint Louis Art Museum in Forest Park, showcases the breadth and depth of non-traditional work throughout American history. The exhibit's organizers at the American Folk Art Museum break down practitioners into seven categories, from Reformers (those who sought to change the world with their output) to Encoders (artists whose work defies understanding by choice). Self-Taught Genius showcases more than 100 objects that span the length of American history, from colonial times to the present. The exhibit is open Tuesday through Sunday (June 19 to September 11). Tickets are $6 to $12 but free on Friday.

  • August 29 | 5:30 PM
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    Urban Chestnut Yoga Night

    Urban Chestnut Brewery and Beerhall 4465 Manchester Ave

    Urban Chestnut Brewing Company hosts a yoga class at their Grove location every Monday at 5:30 p.m. - the class costs $8.

  • August 29 |
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    Putting It Together: The Art of Assembling

    Foundry Art Centre 520 N. Main Center St. Charles

    Assemblage and collage both involve the thoughtful combination of elements to create something new and original. Putting It Together: The Art of Assembling will showcase assemblage and collage pieces alongside one another in Gallery I & II from August 12 – September 23, 2016. Juried by Missouri State instructor and sculptor Kevin Hughes, this new exhibition will open with a reception on Friday, August 12 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. A gallery talk will be given at 5:30pm before the reception begins.

  • August 30 |

    Route 66: Main Street Through St. Louis

    Missouri History Museum (Lindell Boulevard and DeBaliviere Avenue)

    Before the interstate highway system was developed, Route 66 was the safest, fastest way to cross the western half of the country. Starting in Chicago and ending in Santa Monica, the "Main Street of America" came right though St. Louis, but not in the mostly straight lines we're accustomed to now. At various points in time, Route 66 traversed Watson Road, Manchester Road, the Martin Luther King Bridge and the Poplar Street Bridge. That shifting route helped spur the growth of cities and businesses along the way, as travelers stopped overnight at the Coral Court Motel or grabbed a bit to eat at the Parkmoor Restaurant. Route 66: Main Street Through St. Louis, the new exhibition at the Missouri History Museum, tells the story of the byway through roadside signs and gas pumps, historic vehicles, bus tours and photographs. This free exhibit is open on Mondays and Wednesdays-Sundays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m and continues through July 16, 2017.

  • August 30 |

    Self-Taught Genius

    Saint Louis Art Museum in Forest Park

    Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum, the new exhibit at the Saint Louis Art Museum in Forest Park, showcases the breadth and depth of non-traditional work throughout American history. The exhibit's organizers at the American Folk Art Museum break down practitioners into seven categories, from Reformers (those who sought to change the world with their output) to Encoders (artists whose work defies understanding by choice). Self-Taught Genius showcases more than 100 objects that span the length of American history, from colonial times to the present. The exhibit is open Tuesday through Sunday (June 19 to September 11). Tickets are $6 to $12 but free on Friday.

  • August 30 |

    Grow

    Saint Louis Science Center 5050 Oakland Ave. St. Louis - Forest Park

    If foodie culture has an upside, it's that more people care now about the origins of the food they eat. So where does our food come from? This question and many others are answered in the new exhibition, Grow, at the Saint Louis Science Center. The former site of the Exploradome is now a series of educational stations that explain everything from water conservation and the basics of botany to the care and feeding (and milking) of animals at the Animal Corral (which will have visiting livestock on select days). Grow also welcomes a series of visiting artists who have reinvented the chicken coop and created a system of condos for bees. Grow will be a permanent exhibition at the Science Center, and admission is free.

  • August 30 |

    Omnimax: National Parks Adventure

    St. Louis Science Center (5050 Oakland Avenue)

    National Parks Adventure takes audiences on the ultimate off-trail adventure into America’s awe-inspiring great outdoors. For 100 years, such spectacularly wild and beautiful places as Yellowstone, Yosemite, the Everglades, the Redwoods, and Arches have been a living monument to the nation’s vast and untamed wilderness. Now, captured with IMAX® cameras and shown in full glory on the world’s largest screens, National Parks Adventure, narrated by Academy Award® winner Robert Redford, celebrates the majesty of these treasured landscapes. National Parks Adventure is now showing daily at the OMNIMAX theater at the St. Louis Science Center. Tickets are $7 to $10.

  • August 30 |
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    Ferguson’s Fault Lines

    J.C. Penney Conference Center at UMSL 1 University Drive St. Louis, Missouri 63121

    As we mark the second anniversary of the shooting death of Michael Brown, join Focus, St. Louis Public Radio, and UMSL for for a discussion examining the ripple effects that have been seen nationwide and worldwide that seeks to understand what happened, why and, most importantly, what has been learned in our region. This event is free but registration is required: http://bit.ly/2b4jMae

    The event, which runs from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. features a panel discussion moderated by Tim Lloyd of St. Louis Public Radio that includes:

    • Kimberly Norwood, Professor of Law, Washington University School of Law
    • Thomas Harvey, Executive Director and Co-founder, ArchCity Defenders
    • Dr. Vetta Sanders Thompson, Professor, Brown School at Washington University
    • Brendan Roediger, Professor of Law, Saint Louis University School of Law
    • Dr. Jason Purnell, Assistant Professor, Brown School at Washington University
    • Kathy Goldwasser. Professor (retired), Washington University School of Law

     

  • August 31 |

    Omnimax: A Beautiful Planet

    St. Louis Science Center (5050 Oakland Avenue)

    Filmmaker Toni Myers wrote and directed the 2002 IMAX documentary Space Station 3D, which was about the construction of the International Space Station. Fourteen years later she's returned to the space station for her new documentary, A Beautiful Planet. Using footage shot by astronauts and by cameras mounted on the station, Myers' new IMAX film offers a spectacular view of Earth. You'll see a lightning storm popping like camera flashes from under heavy clouds, the unblinking eye of a hurricane and the surreal sight of the aurora borealis from above. You'll also see the continents aglow with electricity in the dark, and the greenish-brownish haze of our atmosphere as the station races around the globe once every 92 minutes. A Beautiful Planet is now showing daily at the OMNIMAX theater at the St. Louis Science Center. Tickets are $7 to $10.

  • August 31 |

    Schlafly Farmers’ Market

    7260 Southwest Ave. Maplewood

    Come and buy local, farm fresh eggs, pork, lamb, beef, herbs, mushrooms, artisanal loaves, flowers and more straight from the source. Schlafly Farmers Market presents a unique opportunity to fill your basket with local food while chatting with the people who actually grew, raised, or made it. Wednesdays, 4-7 p.m. through Oct. 26

  • August 31 |

    Wednesday Night Jazz Crawl

    Grand Center

    Every Wednesday features different styles of free, live jazz in Grand Center.

  • August 31 |

    Self-Taught Genius

    Saint Louis Art Museum in Forest Park

    Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum, the new exhibit at the Saint Louis Art Museum in Forest Park, showcases the breadth and depth of non-traditional work throughout American history. The exhibit's organizers at the American Folk Art Museum break down practitioners into seven categories, from Reformers (those who sought to change the world with their output) to Encoders (artists whose work defies understanding by choice). Self-Taught Genius showcases more than 100 objects that span the length of American history, from colonial times to the present. The exhibit is open Tuesday through Sunday (June 19 to September 11). Tickets are $6 to $12 but free on Friday.

  • August 31 |

    Omnimax: A Beautiful Planet

    St. Louis Science Center (5050 Oakland Avenue)

    Filmmaker Toni Myers wrote and directed the 2002 IMAX documentary Space Station 3D, which was about the construction of the International Space Station. Fourteen years later she's returned to the space station for her new documentary, A Beautiful Planet. Using footage shot by astronauts and by cameras mounted on the station, Myers' new IMAX film offers a spectacular view of Earth. You'll see a lightning storm popping like camera flashes from under heavy clouds, the unblinking eye of a hurricane and the surreal sight of the aurora borealis from above. You'll also see the continents aglow with electricity in the dark, and the greenish-brownish haze of our atmosphere as the station races around the globe once every 92 minutes. A Beautiful Planet is now showing daily at the OMNIMAX theater at the St. Louis Science Center. Tickets are $7 to $10.

  • August 31 |
    Miss Jubilee

    Miss Jubilee at The Big ‘B’ Jamboree

    Schlafly Bottleworks 7260 Southwest Ave, Maplewood, Missouri 63143

    The BIG 'B' Jamboree is Open Jam Session focussed on Americana, spanning the 1900's-1950's Jazz, Blues, Folk, Country, Western Swing, Rockabilly and More. The weekly event will be hosted by Miss Jubilee and feature special guest musicians at Schlafly Bottleworks from 8 p.m. - 11 p.m. every Wednesday. It's free to attend.

  • September 1 |

    Little Black Dress: From Mourning to Night

    Missouri History Museum in Forest Park

    Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Mondays, Wednesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Sept. 5

    There was a time in America when wearing black was reserved only for those mourning the death of a loved one. When did black make the jump to evening wear, and then to everyday use? Little Black Dress: From Mourning to Night, the new exhibition at the Missouri History Museum, charts the hue's long journey to daylight through the most versatile of garments. The exhibit showcases more than 60 dresses from the museum's collection, offering a broad view of how women's fashions have changed. The tapered-waist, puff-sleeved "second-day dress" from 1895 (worn by a bride the day after her wedding) looks more uncomfortable and rigid than a mourning dress from the same decade, while the 1933 halter evening gown looks elegant and chic. What a difference 40 years, a world war and the flapper movement makes. Little Black Dress is open daily (April 2 through September 5). Admission is free.

  • September 1 |

    Grow

    Saint Louis Science Center 5050 Oakland Ave. St. Louis - Forest Park

    If foodie culture has an upside, it's that more people care now about the origins of the food they eat. So where does our food come from? This question and many others are answered in the new exhibition, Grow, at the Saint Louis Science Center. The former site of the Exploradome is now a series of educational stations that explain everything from water conservation and the basics of botany to the care and feeding (and milking) of animals at the Animal Corral (which will have visiting livestock on select days). Grow also welcomes a series of visiting artists who have reinvented the chicken coop and created a system of condos for bees. Grow will be a permanent exhibition at the Science Center, and admission is free.

  • September 1 | 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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    Venture Cafe – St. Louis

    4240 Duncan Ave. #200, St. Louis, MO.  63110

    The St. Louis Venture Café Gathering is held every Thursday on the at the @4240 building in the Cortex Innovation District from 3:00pm to 8:00pm.  The weekly Venture Café Gathering (Thursdays @ Venture Café) helps innovators and entrepreneurs find one another and collaborate to bring their dreams to reality. These Thursday evening gatherings provide a space for conversations and scheduled programs to inspire a wide range of attendees from around the world to connect. Please visit the Venture Café St. Louis website for more information.

  • September 1 |
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    Sensational Summer Nights

    Missouri Botanical Garden 4344 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63110

    Use all of your senses to experience the beauty of the Garden each Thursday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Sip flora-inspired cocktails and savor delectable fare from the Botany Bar, engage with plants at sensational stations and gather gardening tips from the experts or just relax to live music by a rotating selection of local artists.

    This evening, learn about herbs from members of our Horticulture staff and enjoy live entertainment by Three of a Perfect Pair. Admission is included in garden admission.

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Date: April 18, 2015 Time: 10:00am