Tuesday, July 21, 2009

What's happening this week? July 21-26, 2009

Go directly to the July 2009 Events Calendar

The Examiner.com publishing page has been on the fritz lately. This is 2 weeks in a row I haven’t been able to publish my weekly updates in a timely manner. But never fear, your hostess still has you covered.

The Deets:

Tuesday, July 21, 2009
5:30 - 9:00 pm
River City Professionals Event and 4th Annual City-Wide Open Studios Preview Party
Party with the artists and the River City Professionals. Contemporary Art Museum 3750 Washington Blvd (Grand Art Center) St Louis, MO 63108-3612 This is kickoff event for the week-long event - Open Studios - dedicated to the discovery of the hidden spaces where artists work.
Tue Jul 21 – Sun Jul 26
Open Studios Preview Week The work will remain on view throughout the week during normal museum business hours
(10:00 am – 5:00 pm Wednesday – Saturday and 11:00 am – 4:00 pm on Sunday).
Contemporary Art Museum 3750 Washington Blvd (Grand Art Center) St Louis, MO 63108-3612

Wednesday, July 22, 2009
5:30 - 10:00 pm
Jammin' at the Zoo
Tasting Package Admission Includes admission to event, unlimited wine and beer tasting from 6 to 8 p.m. (while supplies last), opportunity to purchase wine, beer and food, and live entertainment.
Zoo Friends Members: $10. Park for free at the north parking lot on Government Drive, and enter through the North Entrance.
Non-Members: $20. Park for free at the south parking lot on Wells Drive, and enter through the South Entrance.
Live Entertainment
Rain or Shine

Wednesday, July 22 2009 5:30 pm
Conversations in Black and White
In January 2010, the Missouri History Museum welcomes the special Exhibition RACE: Are We So Different? Organized by the Science Museum of Minnesota, the exhibition explores the science of human variation, the history of the idea of race and the contemporary experience of race and racism in the United States. In preparation for the exhibition, the Missouri History Museum, in conjunction with the St. Louis Beacon and KETC/Channel 9, will present a monthly series of programs addressing issues related to race in the region and nation-wide. While the programs will vary in format, each one promises to be thought provoking. For our first program, join us for an evening of thought-provoking theatre exploring assumptions and identity. Performed by the museum's Teens Make History actors, these vignettes address an array of topics, including a recent St. Louis Post-Dispatch article illustrated with an interracial couple kissing. Enjoy a DJ spinning in th background while your conversations are sparked by the scenes.
MacDermott Grand Hall
Missouri History Museum

Wednesday, July 22, 2009
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Special screening of CNN's broadcast of "Black in America 2"
CNN’s Soledad O'Brien reports on people who are using ground-breaking solutions to transform the black experience.
YWCA Metro St. Louis
3820 W. Pine Blvd. (located on the SLU campus)
Saint Louis, MO 63108
Light refreshments will be served. Program starts promptly at 7 pm
Seating is limited. Please confirm attendance.
More info: 314 351-1115 egray@ywcastlouis.org

Thursday, July 23, 2009
7 pm
Showing of the “The Rink” by Ronald Butts
A documentary on the urban roller skating tradition in the African-American communities of St. Louis and East St. Louis.
More info: http://www.cinemastlouis.org/showcase2.html

Thursday, July 23, 2009
9:00 pm – 2:00 am
State Beauty Supply Presents Volume II
A Cutting-Edge Charity Event to Benefit Siteman Cancer Center
More details about this event go to http://www.alivemag.com/.
More information on Siteman Cancer Center, visit http://www.siteman.wustl.edu/ and for State Beauty Supply visit http://www.statebeautystores.com/.
Tickets $15 at the door.

Thursday, July 23, 2009 8:00 pm – 1:00 am
Groundation Selahbration: Mario Pascal Performance A movin’ and groovin’ celebration of the birth of His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I and Love, Light, and Livity!!! The Gramophone 4243 Manchester Rd (The Grove) More info: 314 276-1401, pascalproductions@gmail.com

Friday, July 24, 2009 10:00 am - all day
Henry Shaw’s 209th Birthday Celebration Missouri Botanical Garden founder Henry Shaw’s 209th birthday celebration featuring old-fashioned entertainment including music, a silhouette artist, stilt-walker, magician, actors in Victorian fashions, children’s games, and fun in the Children’s Garden. Missouri Botanical Garden Activities from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Spoehrer Plaza, outside the Ridgway Visitor Center. Admission is free for all visitors, all day long!

Friday, July 24 – Saturday, July 25, 2009
All day
Belgian Beer & Mussel Mania Schlafly Tap Room (downtown location) Plus live music -- Friday: Red-Headed Strangers; Saturday: Sins of the Pioneers

Saturday, July 25, 2009 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Kingston Dental's New Patient Day Looking for a dentist? We've got a deal for you! Join us for Kingston Dental Group's New Patient Day! Receive a FREE complete dental exam, full mouth x-ray and consultation ( a $296 value). Limited appointments available. ONE DAY ONLY! Kingston Dental 4442 Telegraph Rd

Saturday, July 25, 2009
4:00pm - 7:00pm
Out West Art Exhibit of Sarah Faraone, Artist
A series of sketches based on a trip to South Dakota.
The Urban Arts Collective at Urban Eats Cafe
3301 Meramec (Dutchtown)
Saint Louis, MO
More info: arts@urbaneatscafe.com

Saturday, July 25, 2009
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Arf Nouveau Art Show
Annual art show in which more than 35 local artists create a piece of art inspired by a Stray Rescue dog or cat. Plus, 20 Stray Rescue dogs and cats will make a piece of art with their noses, tails and paws.
All artwork is available for purchase via a silent auction to benefit the mission of Stray Rescue
Appetizers, cash bar and music available.
No dogs are allowed at this event
Champagne preview party from 6-7pm and tickets are $50 each.
General admission and cash bar starts at 7pm.
Third Degree Glass Factory
5200 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, MO

Saturday, July 25, 2009
9:00 pm – 1:00 am
Global Warmth
the listening party that embraces us all
Featuring groovy tunes from the diaspora with the best of 1970's cinema funk, Bollywood, and singer and guitarist Mario Pascal Charles will perform original Global fusion along with earthy percussionist Duane 'Jingo' Williams, and Raven Wolf on sax and flute.
Urban Lounge
3216 South Grand
Saint Louis, MO
More info: 314 610-8849 knocradio@yahoo.com

Saturday July 25 – Sunday, July 26, 2009 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Open Studios Weekend This event offers a unique opportunity to explore these creative spaces and enjoy one of the most exciting parts of contemporary art—being able to talk to the artists. Spanning the areas of St. Louis City, University City, and Maplewood, in some of St. Louis’ most diverse and energetic neighborhoods, more than 100 artists are inviting the public to view the spaces where they work. Guests are invited to tour the various spaces all weekend and find out what kind of creative invention happens behind closed doors. There is no fee and no reservations are required to visit these private studios. This is the perfect opportunity to meet the artists firsthand and explore work that is familiar or new. Free and open to the public

Sunday, July 26, 2009 2:00 – 6:00 pm
The Big Splash A poolside fashion and trunk show featuring trends from local style mavens. While enjoying complimentary food and drink, attendees will see the latest summer fashions from Lori Coulter Made-to-Wear Swimwear and Valerie Mills Apparel modeled poolside. McKnight Crossing (just south of Tilles Park) For more information, visit http://www.mcknightcrossing.com/ or call 314-961-7000. Rain date August 2.
Free and open to the public.

Sunday, July 26, 2009 2:00 -6:00 pm
Piasa Winery Live Music Events: Featuring Tim Buck Two
Guitar and harmonica duo singing all your favorites Plus 10% off EVERYTHING IN THE STORE!!!! Piasa Winery 211 W Main Street Grafton, Illinois

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