Thursday, January 01, 2009

January 2009 Events

Wed Jan 7
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Mayor Slay’s Big Read Brown Bag Lunch
Book Club Style Discussion of the Classic To Kill a Mockingbird
St. Louis City Hall Rotunda
The Big Read is a national program designed to encourage literary reading by helping communities come together to read and discuss a single book, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Wed Jan 7 – Fri Jan 16
Student Matinees
Metro Theater Company's adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird.
Edison Theatre on Washington University’s campus

Thu Jan 8
3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Mercy Information Services Division Job Fair
Sunset Hills Conference Center
3637 South Geyer Rd
MISD is reaching out to displaced IT employees from St. Louis-based companies (Anheuser Busch, Enterprise, etc.) If you have friends in the IT industry, please make them aware of this event. You may use Katrina Kerr as a referral.

Thu Jan 8
7 PM
Favorite Author Series @ Florissant Branch Library Featuring Congressman William "Lacy" Clay
Congressman Clay was a leader of a major victory for civil rights in St. Louis when he took on Jefferson Bank in 1963.
Florissant Valley Branch Library
195 New Florissant Road
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Fri Jan 9
7:00 pm – midnight
Fresh Paint Urban Art Exhibition

Fri Jan 9 – Sun Jan 11
Metro Theater Company's adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird.
Edison Theatre on Washington University’s campus

Fri Jan 16
6 – 10 p.m.
Third Friday Open House @ the Third Degree Glass Factory
FREE & Family-friendly
Free fiery entertainment will warm you up! Glassblowers play with fire to make glowing gobs go to glass glorious.
Folknbluesgrass Band revs up at 8 p.m. for a hot night of unique folk, blues, and bluegrass with Brian Curran, one of St. Louis’ best fingerpickin’ and slide guitarists.
Third Degree East Gallery presents The Road, photographs by Greg Barth and Generations: Father and Son in Glass by Terry and Gabe Bloodworth.
Cash bar provided.
Third Degree Glass Factory, 5200 Delmar, smack dab between University City’s Loop and the Central West End. For more info: or 314-367-4527. Play with fire!

Fri Jan 16 – Sun Jan 18
Metro Theater Company's adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird.
Edison Theatre on Washington University’s campus

Sat Jan 17
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Human Nature His/Hers Opening Reception
Art St. Louis Gallery
555 Washington
Downtown St. Louis

Sun Jan 18
11 am - 4 pm
Buffet and Benefit for
Stray Rescue
Just John's
4114 Manchester Ave
A breakfast buffet and taco bar will be served from 11-1pm.
Followed by MC Dieta Pepsi will host rounds of Bingo for your entertainment with prizes for the winners. If you don't know Dieta Pepsi, then you ain't St. Louis. Get down and check her out, one of the best local comediennes.
A silent auction, 50/50 raffle, jello shots and more are planned for our benefit.
Stray Rescue will get 10% of the bar tab, 50% of the food buffet, the $1 fee for each bingo card and the raffle proceeds.
Well socialized dogs are welcomed.
Just John's is a great bar. Your hostesses (P.H. and DNL) were just walking down the street and just walked in one day --- great place!

A few more volunteers are needed also needed
Any questions or to volunteer email Kelly at .

Tuesday, January 20th
5:30 -9:00 PM
Fire & Ice Party!
Presented by Fuel for the City and River City Professionals
The Stable
1821 CherokeeSaint Louis, MO 63118

Wed Jan 21
5:30-7:00 PM
YNPN-Saint Louis Launch Party
Llewellyn’s in Soulard
1732 9th Street
Fun, food, drinks, networking
And an opportunity to become one of the first members of YNPN-Saint Louis!
For more information please contact us at

Thu Jan 22
7 pm
Special Screening of Off the Record, A Documentary about Gangs, Crime, and Hardships of St. Louis, produced, directed and Narrated by Larry Bastian.
Missouri History Museum
Lee Auditorium
See the Trailer here.
Fri Jan 23
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Opening Night @ the Contemporary Art Museum
Grab family and friends and join the Contemporary in the excitement of the Opening Night of Gedi Sibony: My Arms Are Tied Behind My Other Arms and Bruce Nauman: Dead Shot Dan. Free admission, cash bar, complimentary valet
The Contemporary Art Museum of St. Louis
3750 Washington
RSVP on Facebook

Sat Jan 24
9:00 pm -1:00 am
Griffin & the Gargoyles
Cafe Eau in the Chase Park Plaza

Sat Jan 24
Habitat for Humanity Trivia Night
IBEW Electrical Workers Union Hall
For a printer friendly version of the Trivia Night registration form, Click Here.
To register online now, Click Here.

Tue Jan 27
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Smoke-Free St.Louis Fundraiser & Happy Hour
The Royale
3132 S Kingshighway (near Arsenal)
$10 Donation and Free Appetizers, Door Prizes
Promote smoke-free public places,bars and restaurants!
RSVP on Facebook

Wed Jan 28
5:30 - 8:00 pm
Twilight, Tapas, and Tango! - A Fuel Fundraiser
5257 Shaw Avenue (63110)
Cover: $15 - includes complimentary Sangria, cold bottled beer, and tasty tapas.
Proceeds benefit Fuel for the City.
We can swing that. Fuel hardly ever asks for money and they give us so much...great times, networking with great people, yummy appetizers, and banging after-parties following volunteer gigs. Gotta keep it going!
RSVP to or on Facebook

Fri Jan 30
6 pm
The Last Poets perform Live at UM-St. Louis
Advance Tix: $15; At the door: $20; UMSL ID: $10
JCPenney Auditorium, UMSL North Campus
Hosted by Selena J of Majic 104.9 and DJ Enoch is Real
Nappy Hour Reception with DJ Needles and Black Spade

Sat Jan 31
10 pm - until
Live Vibes @ Meskerem Ethiopian Restaurant - featuring Mario Pascal
Meskerem Ethiopian Restaurant
3210 S. Grand
RSVP on Facebook
Enjoy some great reggae-soul live music and delicious Ethiopian dishes! End your month right - soul music, soul food.

^^^ On-going Events ^^^

November 29, 2008 - March 1, 2009
George Washington Carver Exhibit
Missouri History Museum
Adults: $10; Seniors/Students: $ 8; Children (6-12): $6; Free on Tuesdays

November 2, 2008 - November 8, 2009
Katherine Dunham: Beyond the Dance Exhibit
Missouri History Museum
Adults: $7; Seniors/Students: $5; Children (6-12): $3; Free on Tuesdays

Deconstruction Volunteers Needed for project with Missouri Botanical Garden
The Habitat ReStore has a major Deconstruction project coming up in the month of January and we need your help! We will be deconstructing a house at 9701 Litzsinger in Ladue from

9AM-3PM on the dates listed below:
Tuesday, January 6th
Wednesday, January 7th
Thursday, January 8th
Friday, January 9th
Saturday, January 10th
Tuesday, January 13th
Wednesday, January 14th
Thursday, January 15th
Friday, January 16th
Saturday, January 17th
Thursday, January 29th
Friday, January 30th
Saturday, January 31st

Schlafly ALEympics

Schlafly, Mardi Gras St. Louis, and local bars and restaurants will host several feats of strength and agility - Coaster Tossing, Doubloons (a Mardi Gras-themed version of quarters) and Cup Stacking. The fun begins on January 8th and will continue for seven Thursdays leading up to the Mardi Gras Parade on Saturday, February 21st. After the parade, the Aleympic Finals will be held in Soulard to crown the Schlafly Aleympians! Gold medal winners in each “sport” will receive a year’s supply of Schlafly Beer.
Thursdays January 8 - February 19
Various locations
Locations for weekly events posted here.

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