Tuesday, March 10, 2009

March 2009 Events

Sun Mar 1
Last Day of the George Washington Carver Exhibit
Missouri History Museum

Sun Mar 1
5 pm
Spectacular Chamber Music Concert
UMSL Coordinator of Piano Studies Alla Voskoboynikova and six other musicians
E. Desmond and Mary Ann Lee Theater
Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center
Free
More info: 314-516-4198


Tue Mar 3
7:00pm - 10:00pm
The Black Rep Presents... The Vagina Monologues
Grandel Theatre
3610 Grandel Square
Tickets: $10

Tue Mar 3 - Wed Mar 4
7:30 p.m.
Desire, Deception and All Things Wicked – An Opera
UMSL Opera Theatre
E. Desmond and Mary Ann Lee Theater
Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center
Free


Thu Mar 5
11:00 am
Gallery Talk: Power & Glory: The Ming Dynasty
Philip Hu, Associate Curator of Asian Art

Meet at the Information Center
St. Louis Art Museum
A lively and informative discussion in the galleries.
Early arrival is highly recommended.

Free


Thu Mar 5
7 pm
The Community Cinema Series Film Screening of Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai
Presented by KETC-TV and the
Missouri History Museum.
The film is the story of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai of Kenya whose tree-planting grew into a nationwide movement to safeguard the environment, defend human rights and promote democracy.
Panel Discussion to follow.
The discussion continues after the program at The Royale (3132 S. Kingshighway)
More information and online discussion at
http://www.ketc.org/teach/communitycinema.asp
RSVP on
Facebook
Free

Fri Mar 6
Exhibition Opening: Reviving Antiquity: Artists and Their Study of Ancient Rome Gallery 204
St. Louis Art Museum

Fri Mar 6
6:00 pm
Gallery Talk: Power & Glory: The Ming Dynasty
Philip Hu, Associate Curator of Asian Art

Meet at the Information Center
St. Louis Art Museum
A lively and informative discussion in the galleries.
Early arrival is highly recommended.

The Museum is open until 9:00 pm on Fridays
Free

Fri Mar 6
6 pm
Old Newsboys Days Trivia Night

Fri Mar 6
4:30pm – 9:30
First Fridays at St. Louis Science Center
Enjoy family entertainment including theOMNIMAX® Theater, James S. McDonnell Planetarium, plus special up-close viewings of special exhibits like
A T-Rex Named Sue.
St. Louis Science Center

Fri Mar 6
6:00pm - 8:00pm
I-Squared's first quarterly Happy Hour
I^2 - International Institute St. Louis
The Dubliner
Washington Avenue
More info:
i2reservations@gmail.com
RSVP on
Facebook

Fri Mar 6
7 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Mad March Opening Reception
Mad Art Gallery
2727 S. 12th St. (Soulard), St. Louis, MO 63118
Free
For more info check
here or call 314-771-8230

Fri Mar 6 – Sat Mar 7
Fri - 5:00 p.m.-Midnight
Sat - Noon-Midnight
STOUT & OYSTER FESTIVAL 2009
The Schlafly Tap Room
Downtown St. Louis
Enjoy two delicious days of live music, fresh oysters flown in from both coasts and stout beer. Loosen your belt for this one.

Sat Mar 7
1:00 pm-9:00 pm
AFRICAN WORLD DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
1:00pm - 4:00pm: Salah, an African Toubab?By Margriet Jansen (68m, Mali , Netherlands )
Lullaby Natalie Haziza
Darfur: Between the Lines Jeremy Jeffs (51m, Sudan, United Kingdom) (50m, Israel , South Africa )
Massacre at Murambi Sam Kauffmann (5m, France, USA, Rwanda)
4:30pm - 8:00pm: Quilombo Flavio Frederico (49m, Brazil )
That is Life Sander Veeneman (60m, Malawi , Mozambique , Netherlands , Peru , South Africa)
The Three Kings of Belize Katia Paradis (78m, Canada , Belize )
8:15pm: Capoerira Cordao de Ouro - Live performance
Capoeira is an art form created in Brazil by African slaves during the 16th century. Based on the four pillars of movement, rhythm, ritual, and history, It is part of the African oral tradition that seeks to express freedom and individual spirit through the body.
Belas Artes Multicultural Center & Art Gallery
1854 Russell Blvd , St. Louis MO 63104 (next to Soulard)

Sat Mar 7
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Varsity Art XIII Kick off event!
Art Saint Louis
555 Washington Ave, Ste 150
Downtown Saint Louis, MO
RSVP on
Facebook

Tue Mar 10
7:00pm - 10:00pm
The Black Rep Presents... The Vagina Monologues
Grandel Theatre
3610 Grandel Square
Tickets: $10


Thu Mar 12
11:00 am
Gallery Talk: European Culture and Arts at the Time of the Ming Dynasty
Ann Burroughs, Educator
Meet at the Information Center
St. Louis Art Museum
A lively and informative discussion in the galleries.
Early arrival is highly recommended.
Free



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Fri Mar 13
6:00 pm
Gallery Talk: European Culture and Arts at the Time of the Ming Dynasty
Ann Burroughs, Educator
Meet at the Information Center
St. Louis Art Museum
A lively and informative discussion in the galleries.
Early arrival is highly recommended.
Free

Fri Mar 13
7 pm - 11 pm
Trivia Night to Benefit Pride St. Louis
Theme: “Very Superstitious”
Trivia Starts at 7:30
Mad Art Gallery
2727 S. 12th Street, St. Louis, MO 63118
$160 for a table of 8


Sat Mar 14
National Pi Day
3.14 in the 314
A whole list of events are listed
here.

Sat Mar 14
12 noon
39th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade
Downtown St. Louis

Sat Mar 14
8:00 pm
Shemekia Copeland Performs
Beale on Broadway
The Chicago blues singing sensation whose appearances on David Letterman and Conan O'Brien along openers for the Rolling Stones have propelled to the top in a very short time and at such a very young age. She comes to St. Louis for a very intimate listening engagement.
Cost: $15.00 Seating is limited to 75 and it's general admission.
Early arrival recommended


Tue Mar 17
7:30 pm
Acid Rain: An Unfinished Environmental Problem - the 2009 Jane and Whitney Harris Lecture
Speaker -
Gene E. Likens, founding director and president emeritus of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem
Missouri Botanical Garden
Shoenberg Auditorium in the Ridgway Center 4344 Shaw Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63110

Wed Mar 18
7:00pm - 9:00pm
BREAKFAST WITH SCOT Movie screening at QFest
Tivoli Theatre
6350 Delmar Blvd
Tickets: $10 adults, $8 students
RSVP at
Facebook

Thursday, March 19, 2009
7:00pm - 9:00pm
I Was a Teenage Feminist: A Documentary Film About Redefining the F-Word

Missouri History Museum
Lindell and DeBaliviere in Forest Park
Saint Louis, MO
More info: 314 746-4599; email:
info@mohistory.org

Sat Mar 21
9:00am - 1:00pm
2nd Annual Maplewood Green Day
Schlafly Bottleworks
7260 Southwest Ave at Manchester (Maplewood)
Learn how to make your home energy efficient and environmentally friendly.
Presentations by seasoned professionals, Green vendors and a luncheon presentation.
To order tickets by phone, contact 314-645-3600.
Tickets: $21, includes lunch
More information at
www.cityofmaplewood.com

Sat Mar 21
9:30 am to 3 pm
Horticultural Therapy Awareness Day
Opening remarks and presentation from Governor’s Council on Disability 2008 Inclusion Award
Ridgway Visitor Center

Missouri Botanical Garden
4344 Shaw Blvd
Contact info:
http://www.mobot.org/;(314) 577-9400, 1 (800) 642-8842 toll free
Cost: Included with Garden admission ($8 adults; St. Louis City/County residents, free before noon, $4 thereafter) or membership. Free children ages 12 and under.

Sat Mar 21
10:00 – 11:30 am
Kaldi’s Coffee Series: “Let it Flow: Espresso”Whole Foods Market
Whole Lifestyle Center
1601 S. Brentwood Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63144
Kaldi’s top baristas will host a lively, interactive, informative coffee series. This class will remove the myth behind expresso and open palettes to a world of taste hidden within a coffee bean. You’ll also receive a FREE Private Tour of the Kaldi’s Roasting Facility and a free bag of coffee!
Class size limited – sign up today.
Register online (
wholefoodsmarket.com), at our Customer Service desk in person, or by calling 314-968-7744. Fee: $10. Payment is required at the time of registration.

Sat March 21
All day
Grand Opening of the St Louis Jazz Café
3:00 pm: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
6:00 pm: Red Carpet Festivities begin
7:30 pm & 9:00 pm: Live The performance of Erin Bode
St Louis Jazz Cafe
1500 St. Charles St.
St Louis Mo 63103
Limited seating available.
More info: 314 588-0664
RSVP March 17th.

Sat Mar 21
9:00 pm - midnight
Mario Pascal & Roots Fushion
Cabin Inn at
The City Museum
701 N. 15th Street
Saint Louis, MO

Sun Mar 22
6:45 - 7:15 am
Spring Equinox Sunrise Service
Woodhenge at
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site Interpretive Center
Collinsville Rd
Collinsville, Illinois

Sun Mar 22
3:00 pm
Marlissa Hudson Soloist performs
Soloist with the University City Symphony OrchestraCOCA
524 Trinity Avenue 63130

Tue Mar 24
5 - 7 p.m.
United Way’s GenNext Informational Meeting
Cardwell's in Clayton
8100 Maryland Ave.
Clayton, MO 63105
Are you looking to learn more about GenNext? Perhaps you haven't been to an event in awhile and want to reconnect. Or you want to make connections with other community-minded young professionals?
Door prizes and drink specials, including $4 Absolut drinks, $2 domestic beers and $4 margaritas.

Tue Mar 24
6pm
Authors @ Your Library Present
Charles R. Smith, Jr.
Carpenter Branch Library
3309 S. Grand
Students in grades 6-12 can visit any St. Louis City Library branch and receive a free copy of either of Smith’s books:
12 Rounds to Glory: The Story of Muhammad Ali or Chameleon, his newest title.
Meet the author get your book signed.


Wed Mar 25
7:30 am – 9:00 am
United Way’s Educational forum: Capitalizing on Differences in Gender, Diversity and Generations
This program will explore how workplace and community diversity adds to the St. Louis region's competitive advantage. It is designed for all individuals interested in learning more about diversity in our region and how to get connected for success. There will be opportunities to network with local executives and learn more about their specific organizations.
United Way of Greater St. Louis
910 North 11th Street
St. Louis MO 63101
To RSVP, click here. Space is limited, and a reservation is required.
Contact Michelle Patterson at Michelle.Patterson@stl.unitedway.org or at (314) 539-4198 with other questions.

Wed Mar 25
Noon - 1 p.m.
Lunch Time Networking with United Way: Teach for America
815 Olive Street
St. Louis, MO 63101
Enjoy lunch with Scott Baier, the new executive director of Teach for America in St. Louis. Scott joined the St. Louis office in October 2008 and has been with Teach for America since 1997. Mr. Baier will talk about his career, Teach for America's mission and why he feels it's important for young professionals to be involved in their community.
RSVP required.
Contact info: gennext@stl.unitedway.org

Fri Mar 27
7:00 pm
St. Louis NetIP Dine & Movie with Desis
Gokul Restaurant 10633/B Page Avenue
St. Louis, Missouri 63132
Featured Movie: Sholay (included with dinner)
Contact Info: 314-428-8888, mridulakulkarni@gmail.com

Fri Mar 27
8:00 pm

Marlissa Hudson performs
Washington UniversityDanforth University Center
2nd floor

Sat Mar 28
8:30 am – 1:30pm
Cleanup the Confluence - Mississippi/Missouri Rivers Clean-up Event
Volunteers needed
Meet at the Missouri entrance to the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge. Missouri River Relief will take volunteers by boat to pre-determined sites along the Mississippi River to pick up trash and debris.
Lunch provided
To register as a volunteer, click here
More info at Trailnet

Sat Mar 28
12:00-3:00 pm
St. Louis NetIP Giving Back...Community Service Project
10 volunteers are needed to help repackage donated food for the St. Louis Area Foodbank.
The St. Louis Area Foodbank helps feed hungry people by distributing food through its member agencies, and educates the public about the nature of and the solutions to the problems of hunger.
More info: http://www.netipstl.org/events.php

Sat Mar 28
8:00 pm
HK Gruber’s Frankenstein
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra/Carnegie Hall Preview Concert

The St. Louis Art Museum One Fine Arts Drive (Forest Park)
St. Louis, MO 63110
Tickets available now, but must be up in person at the SLSO box office or by calling (314) 534-1700. Limit of 4 tickets per person.

Sunday, March 29
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
The Tenth Annual BIG BIG Tour
Mullanphy ILC School
4221 Shaw Blvd near the Missouri Botanical Garden)
Volunteers are needed and you get to attend the Tour for free before or after your shift.
Shifts are: 8:30-11a.m., 11a.m.-1:30 p.m., 1-3:30 p.m.
ReVitalize St. Louis is seeking volunteers to help with event operations at the only “free to the public” tour of residential properties that are for sale throughout the City of St. Louis.
The events purpose is to promote revitalization in the city of St. Louis through historic preservation and sensitive, planned development and includes a free Homebuyers Expo from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
If you are interested in volunteering, contact http://us.mc01g.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=volunteer@fuelforthecity.org.


~~ On-going Events ~~
Sundays
Sunday Spin at Schlafly Bottleworks (Maplewood location)
6:00 pm - close
Enjoy your favorite Schlafly brews while listening to music provided by DJ Argyx of Musical Geeks. No cover, great beer, friendly service, and lively music!

Through March 8
The Nocturne in Printmaking
This exhibition brings together a selection of prints by European and American artists who explore the evocative possibilities of the nocturne.
St. Louis Art Museum

March 6 through March 30
Mad March Show – Exhibition of the Art of Baird and Jeff Brawn
Open 10 am daily
Mad Art Gallery
Free
2727 S. 12th St. (Soulard), St. Louis, MO 63118
More info: 314-771-8230

Now through March 15
A Song for Coretta presented by
The Black Rep
7 pm Thursdays
8 pm Fridays
3 pm and 8 pm Saturdays

3 pm Sundays
Grandel Theatre (3610 Grandel Square)
Inspired by the long line of mourners who came by Ebenezer Baptist Church to pay their respects to Mrs. Coretta Scott King, the play introduces five fictional African-American women, aged 17 to 57, waiting in the rain to say their good-byes.

Now through March 15
The Orange Girls Present EURYDICE
8pm Thursdays - Saturdays
2pm Sundays
COCA (524 Trinity, The Delmar Loop)
In the first show of their 2009 Season, The Orange Girls present the St. Louis premiere of Eurydice, a tender-hearted retelling of the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. Acclaimed playwright Sara Ruhl creates what The New York Times calls “an inexpressibly moving theatrical fable about love, loss and the pleasures and pains of memory.”
Ticket prices are $20 for adults, $18 for students and older adults and $15 for season subscribers.
$15 tickets are also available for patrons who bring personal care items to the Saturday performances. These items will be donated to Karen House, a local charity that helps women and children in need.
More info: 314-520-9557

March 6–September 27, 2009
Exhibit: Reviving Antiquity: Artists and Their Study of Ancient Rome
Gallery 204
St. Louis Art Museum

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

1 comment:

River Notes said...

Thank you very much for posting this great calendar of enriching events.

I would like to point out that the March 28 river Clean-up is called the Confluence Trash Bash. In addition to Missouri River Relief taking people on the river in boats to clean up trash, a network of local organizations are conducting clean ups of several watersheds in the region of the Confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers.
Thank you for posting this,
Missouri River Relief