Thursday, December 03, 2009

December 2009 Events

Friday, December 4, 2009
5:00 – 7:30 pm
Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Appreciation & Holiday Party
Habitat for Humanity Administrative Office
3763 Forest Park Drive
St. Louis, MO
Cocktails & Appetizers

Friday, December 4, 2009
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
i-squared Annual Happy Hour
Celebrate the season with the International Institute St. Louis and sign up to volunteer for upcoming projects.
The Gramophone
4243 Manchester
Saint Louis, MO
$5 cover charge or free admission when you bring a toy. (We are registered at Target stores, if you need gift ideas). The toys will be distributed to refugee youth who attend the 2010 Children's Holiday Party.
Free appetizers!

Friday, December 4 – Sunday, December 6, 2009
7:00 pm – 11:00 pm: Friday
10:00 am – 7:00 pm: Saturday
10:00 am – 3:00 pm: Sunday
Big ASS Indie Art & Craft Show
Great local vendors selling their crafty wares – jewelry, assessories, home décor.
Mad Art Gallery
2727 12th Street (Soulard, across from Anheuser-Busch Tour Center)
St. Louis
Free admission

Saturday, December 5, 2009
10:00 am -1:00 pm
MEET THE ARTISTS – Gallery Talks at Art St. Louis Gallery
Artists will be on-hand to discuss their works in the show as well as talk about their work in general.
Featuring Ken Konchel
Art Saint Louis
555 Washington Avenue, #150
Downtown St. Louis
Free & open to the public

Saturday, December 5, 2009
6:00 pm
25th Anniversary Celebration of the St. Louis Chapter MBA Association
Emcee Keith Antone Willis and special performance by Katrina Reece
Phyllis Wheatley YWCA
2711 Locust Street
St. Louis, MO 63103
$50, $40 St. Louis MBA Members
More info or purchase tickets at

Saturday, December 5, 2009
6:00 pm – 1:30 am
Chili Supper & Bourbon Barrel Scotch Ale
The Barrel will be tapped and homemade chili will be served to ward off the cold weather.
Limited menu and special prices.
Homemade Chili both w/ meat and vegetarian w/ fresh baked cornbread $5
Companion Pretzel Hoagies w/ option of cheddar cheese $3 with ham $5
Founder's Backwoods Bastard Scotch Ale aged in bourbon barrel on draft 10.2% abv $6
Eric Damhorst spinning records
The Royale Food and Spirits
3132 South Kingshighway
St. Louis, MO

Saturday, December 5, 2009 at
11:55 pm - 2:30am
The Delmar Lounge
Last joint of 2009! Pure, unadulterated, true school HIP HOP!
DJ Needles delivers straight-up, stripped down, flat-out Hip Hop music for Hip Hop Headz to wild out to.
6235 Delmar Blvd
Saint Louis, MO

Sunday, December 6, 2009
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Borrowed: an Exhibition of Artist Gena Brady Allen
The Urban Arts Collective at Urban Eats Cafe
3301 Meramec Street (Dutchtown)
Saint Louis, MO

Sunday, December 6, 2009
12 noon – 4:00 pm
Second Annual Green Living Expo
Join the Missouri History Museum's Second Annual Green Living Expo! The exhibition Missouri Botanical Garden: Green for 150 Years, 1859-2009 is our inspiration as we explkore "green living" in the 21st century.
Featuring a timeline of the Missouri Botanical Garden, photographs, artifacts and an audio tour, the 1,000-square-foot gallery examines the rich history of the oldest continually operating botanical garden in the United States.
Bring your family and friends to visit this free exhibit and enjoy eco-friendly shopping, educational demonstrations, music and more!

Check out the recap of the great event: Shoppers save green at Missouri History Museum 2nd Annual Green Living Expo

Sunday, December 6, 2009
12 noon – 4:00 pm
Fun on the Freeway: Highway 64 Opening Celebration
Newly renovated highway is open to pedestrian traffic (Westbound lanes) and bicycle traffic (Eastbound lanes) before the roads are open to vehicle traffic Monday morning.
3:00 pm: Ribbon cutting ceremony and Jack Buck Memorial Highway sign unveiling.
Westbound lanes of 1-64 between Hampton and Tamm
Access the highway at interchange between Kingshighway and Illinois

Sunday, December 6, 2009
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
La Novena presented by Belas Artes and the Colombian Society of St. Louis
A Christmas celebration for the whole family featuring the traditions of Colombia with music, dance, and holiday dishes.
Belas Artes
1854 Russell Blvd
St. Louis MO 63104
Free and open to the public but guests are encouraged to bring a holiday dish to share or children's gifts. (Gifts will be given to kids at the event and to children of refugees through the International Institute)

Monday, December 7, 2009
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Hwy 40 Re-Opening Happy Hour
$5 specialty drinks. $6-8 appetizers. Full menu offered
Eclipse Lounge
Moonrise Hotel
6177 Delmar (The Loop)
Saint Louis, MO

Tuesday, December 8, 2009
1:00 pm
Marlissa Hudson, soprano performs as a Soloist
Woman's Guild Christmas Program
St. Peters Episcopal Church
110 North Warson Road
Ladue, MO63124

Tuesday, December 8, 2009
5:00 – 8:00 pm
SLAREP's Holiday Reception
Regional Arts Commission Building
6128 Delmar (The Loop)
St. Louis, MO 63112
Free admission

Tuesday, December 8, 2009
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fuel Holiday Wine Party at the Duane Reed Gallery
Fuel for the City is joining forces for a holiday party with Stephanie Grossman's Wine Club. The Gallery features the Chihuly exhibit!
Duane Reed Gallery
4729 McPherson
Saint Louis, MO
Admission: A bottle of your favorite wine (chilled if necessary) or a plate of food to share
10:00 pm
405 N Euclid (Central West End and one block away from the party)
Cash bar

Wednesday, December 9, 2009
12 noon – 3:00 pm
KETC 9 Community Cinema Series film screening of Young @ Heart
A documentary about a Senior Glee. Club. Event includes a free concert by the "Hot Flashes”, and a reading by ETC Senior Theater
Missouri History Museum
Forest Park
Free and open to the public

Thursday, December 10, 2009
Homolatte Cocktail Party
with Jerry Rabushka as the featured singer/songwriter/pianist artist
Homolatte is a queer music and spoken word series featuring LGBTI artists.
Urban Eats Cafe & The Urban Arts Collective
3301 Meramec Street (Dutchtown)
Saint Louis, MO

Saturday, December 12, 2009
10:00 am -4:00 pm
MEET THE ARTISTS – Gallery Talks at Art St. Louis Gallery
Artists will be on-hand to discuss their works in the show as well as talk about their work in general.Featuring Russell Vanecek and rank Roth
Art Saint Louis
555 Washington Avenue, #150
Downtown St. Louis
Free & open to the public

Sunday, December 13, 2009
2:30 pm
Town & Country Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert
with Marlissa Hudson, soprano as a Featured soloist
Town & Country Symphony Orchestra
The Principia Ridgway Auditorium
13201 Clayton Road (East of Mason Road and west of Ballas Road)
Town & Country 63131

Friday, December 18, 2009
6:00 – 10:00 pm
Third Friday Open House
Art and Craft meet at this monthly event where you can work with instructors and make a paperweight, a holiday tile keepsake, glass beads ($30 - $20) or cast your hand in glass. Plus, its fireside dining Third Degree style! Designing Chefs serves up comfort food with Italian flair. The gallery opens with New Glass: Nikolaj Christensen and Photography of Bogotá by Rick
Live Music featuring River Rats with foot-stompin’ bluegrass and country.

Third Degree Glass Factory
5200 Delmar (between University City’s Loop and the Central West End)
More info: or 314-367-4527. Reserve your dinner online $21 plus tax. Click Dinner@Third Degree
Family friendly
Free admission

Saturday, December 19, 2009
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
MEET THE ARTISTS – Gallery Talks at Art St. Louis Gallery
Artists will be on-hand to discuss their works in the show as well as talk about their work in general.Featuring John Rogers
Art Saint Louis
555 Washington Avenue, #150
Downtown St. Louis
Free & open to the public

Saturday, December 19, 2009
7:00 -8:00 pm
Citygarden for the Holidays
The Garden is decorated with trees and the sculpture are decorated with festive holiday lights, with over two dozen color- and pattern-changing globes of light brightening the plaza. There will be holiday choral groups from Joan Koontz and friends.
Plus, family-friendly holiday movies will be playing on the video screen in the garden.
9th and Market
Downtown St. Louis

Sunday, December 20, 2009
4:00 pm
Marlissa Hudson, soprano performs as a Featured Soloist
Cote Brilliante Presbyterian Christmas Celebration

St. Louis, MO

Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Vanita Applebum Entertainment Holiday Appreciation Concert Jean Baylor (formerly of Zhane’)
Location TBA
Tickets: $10
New Year’s Eve
Thursday, December 31, 2009
5:00 pm – 1:00 am
Black Velvet & Bluegrass Night
Enjoy your Bottleworks favorites and specials. Local Missouri farmers and delicious desserts.
Dinner available from 5:00 -10:00 .m.
Local live acoustic music from 9:00 pm.-1:00 am featuring "Naked" Mike Newman, The Wayward Mountaineers and The Foggy Memory Boys.
Live Music & Midnight Toast in the Crown Room
Doors at 8:00 p.m., music from 9:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m.
Cover charge for the Crown Room is $15 and includes live music and the midnight toast and tasting glass.
Schlafly’s Bottleworks
~~~~~ On-going Events ~~~~~

Art St. Louis XXV, The Exhibition
Now – December 28, 2009
10:00 am -5:00 pm (Mon-Fri)
10:00 am -4:00 pm (Sat)
"Art St. Louis XXV, The Exhibition" features 53 artworks in all media by 46 St. Louis regional artists from Missouri, Illinois and Kentucky. For a complete list of featured artists, sponsors, exhibition highlights, a downloadable invitation, and more, visit here.
Gallery closed Sundays & holidays
555 Washington Avenue, #150
Downtown St. Louis

Now - January 3, 2010
Explores the history of treasure hunting--including sunken pirate plunder, the gold rushes of the Old West, hidden caches or family heirlooms in the attic. The entire family will enjoy exploring the science, state-of-the-art technology and mythology of hunting--and protecting--jewels, coins and precious metals in this special exhibition brimming with rare artifacts; family fun; informational videos; and treasure hunting tales from across the globe.!/index2.htm
lMissouri History Museum
Lindell & DaBalivere Blvd
Forest Park
St. Louis, MO
Admission: $5 for adults; $3 for seniors/students with valid student ID/groups/children older than 13 years of age. Children 12 and younger enjoy free admission (An adult with paid admission must accompany children.) More info: 314 361-9017.

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