Friday, May 01, 2009

May 2009 Events

Apr 29 -May 2

30th Annual St. Louis Storytelling Festival
More than 60 storytellers and their audiences gather for the telling of tales.
More than 40 locations around the metropolitan area and in St. Charles, including the Missouri Botanical Garden, the Arch, Missouri History Museum, local bookstores, and local landmarks, parks, and public areas.

The Storytelling Festival is coordinated by the University of Missouri–St. Louis Continuing Education and the College of Arts & Sciences, Special Programs, in partnership with various organizations throughout the St. Louis area.
Check the full schedule
2727 S. 12th Street
St. Louis, MO 63118 (
Exhibit continues until May 6, 2009
Fri May 1 – Sat May 2
St. Louis Microfest ‘09
Sample more than 60 microbrews including, international and American brews.
Upper Muny Parking Lot
Forest Park
Buy tickets
online now.

Sat May 2
10 am
Design Ideas Charity Store opens
75% off retail on home decor and home/office organization. Design Ideas produces items sold at stores such as Target, Crate & Barrel, and the Container Store. COOL STUFF! Proceeds benefit the Missouri Botanical Garden, Friends of Character Plus, Edgewood Children's Center, and The National Children's Cancer Society
Former Schnuck's location
1310 Big Bend Square (Hwy 141 and Big Bend)
Twin Oaks, MO
Store open until Monday, May 25, 2009

Sat May 2
11 am – closing
Live Music starting at 2 pm
736 S. Broadway
St. Louis, Missouri 63102

Sat May 2
5:30 – 10:00 pm
Go Ape in Vegas Trivia Gone Wild (celebrating 2009 as
Year of the Gorilla)
St. Louis Zoo
General Admission: $35/person or $350/table of ten
Proceeds benefit the St. Louis Zoo’s research and conservation efforts.
Admission includes dinner buffet, complimentary beer, soda, wine. No outside food or beverages allowed.

21+ only
Creative attire encouraged
Info: 314 646-4771 or

Sat May 2
9:00 pm - 2:00am
Volunteer Health Fair
Mahatma Gandhi Center
The Health fair is organized by the Humanitarian committee of the Hindu Temple and this is our 4th year. It is mainly conducted as a service to the local community. They provide free blood tests and attempt to increase health awareness in the community.
· Blood Drive by Mississippi Valley Regional blood Center in St Louis.
· National bone Marrow Drive: Screens for potential donors.
· General Health checkup for both men and women
· Consultation, Screening and education for Diabetes, Heart Disease, Allergy, Lung disease, and Sleep problems
· Cancer education
· Free mammogram registration to screen for breast cancer· Consultation and screening for mental health
· Healthy diet consultation
· Vision Screening and consultation· Orthopedic consultation and Osteoporosis screening (Bone Densitometry)
· Dental screening and education
717 Weidman Rd
St. Louis, MO 63011
Volunteers needed.
Shifts - 5 hours or 2 ½ hour shifts.
Please respond to
Manoj Kholia if you can join.
Sat May 2
9:00 pm - until
The Soulition Hip Hop Party
The Gramophone
4243 Manchester
Saint Louis, MO
More info: 314 531-5700,

Thu May 7
10 am - 2 pm
"Be a Tourist in Your Own Town" Outdoor Tradeshow
Kiener Plaza
Downtown St. Louis
For more information, please contact Rebecca Lynn Rodgers at

Fri May 8
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Opening Night of Chantal Akerman: Moving Time and Space and Carey Young: Speech Acts
Enjoy complimentary valet, a cash bar and a chance to discuss the work with museum staff members and other visitors. If you are looking for a more intimate look at the show, become a member and join them at 6:00 pm for a special members-only preview.

Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
3750 Washington Blvd.
Saint Louis, MO
More info: 314 535-4660,
Fri May 8
7 pm - 10 pm
Next Generation-Exhibit Opening
An exhibition featuring young artists in our region ages 14 through 19. Over twenty local artists have contributed a variety of media that represent this exciting show. The pieces in this exhibit were selected by curators Carla Duncan and Shari Gourde.
Soulard Art Market and Contemporary Gallery
2028 South 12th Street
St. Louis, MO 63104
Exhibition Openings -- May 8th, 2009 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
May 9th, 2009 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Exhibition runs through June 6th, 2009

Fri May 8
7pm –11pm
Opening Reception of Personal Narratives – The
Work by Teri Moore and Erin Rivers
Mad Art Gallery
2727 S. 12th Street
St. Louis, MO 63118 (
Exhibit continues until through May 31, 2009
Sun May 10
11 am - 3 pm
Tea and Chocolate Tasting Set for Mother’s Day
Mothers can enjoy delectable chocolates and special tea blends at a special event in their honor.
Kakao Chocolate
2301 S. Jefferson
St. Louis, MO
Kakao will offer selections of all-natural, hand-dipped truffles in an assortment of tea flavors, including Chai Tea with Cinnamon, Earl Grey Tea with Orange Sugar, Mint Tea with Candied Lemon Peel, and Rose Petal Red Tea.
Traveling Tea selections will include Earl Grey White Tip, “Meeting of the Mints,” Honey Rose, Chai and others.
Tea and Truffle pairings include two truffles and a cup of tea for $5, or three truffles and two cups of tea for $7. Individual and packaged truffles, as well as packaged tea, will be available for sale.

Fri May 15
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Clean Air Festival
Kiener Plaza
Downtown St Louis, MO
All participants will be offering information on their programs and tools to help people get involved in improving the region’s air quality. These vendors will be equipped to provide free, helpful advice to attendees, including information on carpooling opportunities, mass transit, health effects of air pollution and tips for reducing energy use at home.
For more info: (314) 645-5505, ext. 1007

Fri May 15
6:00 – 10:00 pm
Third Friday Open House
See glassblowers turn glowing gobs to gorgeous glass. At 8 p.m. Rich Simmons with Caravelle tunes-up for an evening of hot folk, bluegrass and jazz. Make a paperweight - only $30, a flower glass tile keepsake for $20, or learn to make glass beads for $20. Third Degree East Gallery debuts new glass work by graduating BFA/MFA students from SIU-Carbondale's glass program. Also on exhibit is Combination and Culmination, vibrant abstract paintings by Tim Wagner.
Exhibits on view through June 16. Third Fridays are free and family-friendly.
Cash bar.
Third Degree Glass Factory
5200 Delmar (between University City’s Loop and the Central West End)
For more info: or 314-367-4527.


Sat May 16
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Connect With...A Purpose – Community Service Blitz
Join other young professionals in this unique opportunity to make connections while giving back to the community.
10:00 am until 2:00 pm - Volunteer for one of the following volunteer projects:
* Central Institute for the Deaf--Volunteers are needed to assist with organizing the library and the computer room. Computer skills not needed, but there will be some heavy lifting involved. (8 people)
* Family Resource Center--Help out at the second annual 5K Run/Walk in Tower Grove Park sponsored by FRC's Junior Advocacy Board. Lots of roles to play including timing the runners, distributing and collecting tags, working the registration table, monitoring water stations, etc. (8-10 people)
* GenNext--Join the United Way's young friends group for their volunteer project at the Food Bank in St. Charles. Almost 15 Million pounds of food are distributed from the food bank each year. With all that food, it's no wonder they need your help! NOTE: This project will take place from noon to 3:00 p.m.
* Hostelling International--Volunteers are needed at Hostelling International's Century Ride in Portage Des Sioux, MO as parking attendants, food helpers, rest stop supervisors, and registration helpers. Did you know that Portage Des Sioux is only 10 minutes from the Mills Mall?
* I Squared--Have fun in the garden with I Squared, the International Institute's young friends group. Join them as they prepare their University City garden for summer veggies.
Afterwards, all groups will join together for a BBQ in Tower Grove Park.

More info: 314 622-1250 ext 102;
RSVP or register for a project here.
Let me know which project you want to volunteer for by sending me an email (, including it in your RSVP

Wed May 20
Cool Chicks Hot Glass Girls Night Out at Third Degree Glass Factory
Create a glass project and enjoy FREE chocolate and massage.
Third Degree Glass Factory
5200 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108
Contact: Anne Murphy, 314-367-4527 ext. 205

Thu May 21- Sun May 23
Spring to Dance Festival
Presented by Dance St. Louis and the Touhill Performing Arts Center.
In three unique nights, experience 30 dance companies for only $10 a night!
Last year’s Spring to Dance was wildly popular, and this year’s Festival promises to be even more fabulous.
Tickets go on sale May 1.

Fri May 22
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jungle Boogie Friday Night Concert Series Opening Night
Featuring the Ralph Butler Band (Motown/Pop)
St. Louis Zoo
Bring the whole family for a free concert in the center of the Zoo.

Wed May 27
5:30 – 8:30 pm
Rose Evening
Missouri Botanical Garden
A Members only event, Free for Members and Young Friends of the Missouri Botanical Garden
Become a
Friend of the Missouri Botanical Garden and join me there.

Thu May 28
5:00 – 9:00 pm
Garden Party Nights Begin
Missouri Botanical GardensCelebrate the Garden’s 150th anniversary at Garden Party Nights! Enjoy strolling the grounds in the summer evening, sample beverages from area wineries and microbreweries, and watch madonnari (street painters) create new artwork on the pavement each week. Children can have their faces painted, play with jugglers and magicians, and explore the Doris I. Schnuck Children’s Garden.
Cost: $7 adults, $3 children (3–12), $5 Garden members.
Children’s Garden open until 8 p.m. and included with event admission. Tickets available online soon.
No outside food or beverages allowed.

Fri May 29
All day
Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis' 16th annual Golf Tournament
Click here to see a printer friendly version of the
Register for the Golf Tournament online HERE!

Fri May 29
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jungle Boogie Friday Night Concert Series
Featuring Boogie Chyld (Funk)
St. Louis Zoo
Bring the whole family for a free concert in the center of the Zoo.

Sat May 30
6:30 pm – until
Sesquicentennial Gala: The Missouri Botanical Garden Comes Alive
150th Anniversary of the Missouri Botanical GardenCocktails, dinner, dancing

~~~ On-going Events ~~~

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!

HALF- PRICE WINE At Houlihan's!
All Day Every Tuesday
Houlihan's Restaurant (picture)

Premium Open Bar All Night on Saturday Nights
Ladies are FREE, Gentlemen are $20
Harry's Restaurant & Bar
2144 Market (Downtown)
St. Louis City

May–October 2009
Earthways: Living the Green Life Exhibition
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Extended hours during Garden Party Nights until 9 p.m.
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

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