Monday, December 20, 2010

Fête Society Holiday Happy Hour December 23, 2010

Happy Holidays from the Fête!

As a way to celebrate such an awesome year and catch up with fun people, family, and co-workers before everyone scatters to the 4 corners of the globe, let's all meet up.

Thursday, December 23, 2010
5:30 pm - til they ask us to leave
Fête Society Holiday Happy Hour
Palomino Lounge
5876 Delmar Boulevard (near Hamilton - east of the Loop)
St. Louis City

Free admission, but cash only bar. It's an old-school juke-joint, complete with the juke box stocked full of R&B, Blues, and Soul Music Classic artists like Johnnie Taylor, Betty Wright, Stevie Wonder, and Aretha Franklin.

Come celebrate and toast to a great year - this one and the one to come.

Also, you can sign up for me to Go to the North Pole. Yes, I'm trying it again: Blogging My Way to the Arctic, but I need votes. Simply register with your email address or Facebook login and vote for me to be a finalist to win a trip to the top of the world. If I win, then I'll share my adventures online with you and everyone. You can go ahead and do it now. Link here.
I really appreciate it. Help me spread the word, too. Then come out this Tursday and have a drink with me.
Your hostess,

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Autumn 2010 Events

As you may noticed by the paucity of posts and updates, that I’m not maintaining the Fête Society like I once was. I graduated in May and since being hooded, I’ve been wearing my science hat more prominently. I decided that my science blogging would get my full attention.

If you’re interested in following Dr. Lee then feel free to check me out.
Urban Science Adventures! © is my blog about urban ecology, conservation, and environmental education. I also talk about diversity and science education to broader audiences. It’s a perfect resources for teens and families who are interested in learning more about science in a friendly, fun, and engaging way.

SouthernPlaylisticEvolutionMusic is my newest science blog - Evolutionary Science remixed with phat beats. It’s a blog about evolution and sexual selection but I explain all of the scientific concepts through hip hop songs. I’m having a blast and folks are really responding to it. This site is definitely for adults because it’s almost always about sex and dating.
You can also follow me, as Dr. Lee, on Twitter - @DNLee5 and on Friend Feed - DNLee.

I’m not closing the Fête Society page or the email account, but I am officially suspending emails and weekly updates. However, I WILL maintain the Fête Society Twitter account and Facebook Fan page, and will continue to share interesting events that catch my attention via those tools.

In fact, here are some great upcoming events (that I will be participating in) that I do want you to know about and check out.

Fri Oct 15
6:00 pm -10:00 pm
Join the Young Friends of the Missouri Botanical Garden for their annual autumn homage to ale. Enjoy a dozen beers from Missouri Craft Brewhauses and judge your favorite.
Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House
Faust Park
Chesterfield, MO
Tickets: $15 Members of the Botanical Garden, $30 non-member.
Join or renew your membership and you and guest attend for free. Memberships start at $65.
More information or to RSVP, visit this link.

Tue Oct 19
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Homestead Earth: An Evening with Women Environmentalists
Presented in conjunction with the History Museum gallery installation, Homelands: How Women Made the West, on display at the Missouri History Museum, October 17, 2010 – January 15, 2011.
Panelists include Catherine Werner, an environmental lawyer and St. Louis’ first sustainability director; Marjorie Melton, with the U.S. Green Building Council and CEO of M3 Engineering; and Danielle Lee, an outreach scientist and blogger whose work focuses on urban ecology.
Missouri History Museum – Lee Auditorium
Lindell and DeBaliviere in Forest Park
St. Louis, Missouri 63112
FREE and OPEN to ALL. Middle and high school students welcome.
Parking free in Museum lots or in Forest Park.
Sat Oct 23
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Show Me the Blog Conference: Social Media and Blogging Conference
Own a blog? Want a Blog? Want to build a lasting online presence for you, your business, or your brand? Then attending this conference is definitely the place to start. Several great presenters will be on hand to share all of the secrets of their social media success.
Spazio's Westport
Tickets: $60 and includes admission to the conference, conference materials, luncheon, and tickets to the pre-conference mixer on Friday. Register here.

Sat Oct 23
9:30 pm 1:30 am
Steppin’ at the Royale
DJ spin by Disco T. This is a Grown & Sexy Event. Dress code enforced (by me! So come correct)
Set ups will be available along with special drink selections

The Royale Food & Spirits
3132 South Kingshighway
Saint Louis, MO
Cover: free if you RSVP or you get taxed that night. Ages: 28 and up. I said, Grown & Sexy.

Sat Nov 6
6:30 - 10:00 pm
Pesto Festo 3 - A Community Celebration of local FARMS
Enjoy live entertainment, delicious home-grown edibles, and the best company in the world we dance, cheer and celebrate the Earthdance Mission Awards.
119 South Ferguson
Ferguson, MO
Tickets: start at $40. Purchase online. Proceeds benefit EarthDance FARMS and its outreach programs.

More info here.

Sun Nov 7
6:00 pm
A fun and quirky award program that honors local do-gooders and thought-provokers. 13 Saint Louis buisnesses, individuals, organizations or other entities will be honored, with a dozen nominees invited to the event and a 13th winner decided on the night of the event, with that winner coming from the audience.
Joe's Place
6014 Kinsbury
UCity/St. Louis border

It’s been a joy keeping you up-to-date with St. Louis Metro Area events.

See you out and about town.
Your Hostess.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Out & About 101: What’s happening this week? May 25-29, 2010

The city is warming up, and I am not only referring to the temperatures. Memorial Day holiday Weekend is approaching and this town will be on fire! I’m not thinking of leaving town because the itinerary is too hot!

I'm too ready to shake a tail feather!

- Twilight Tuesdays featuring Steve Shankman Orchestra's tribute to Frank Sinatra
at The Missouri History Museum
- Soul Sessions: The Remedy presents Mahogany Dust, BRICKZ THE POET, and Miss Kriss at the Label

- Best Damn Happy Hours May Event
- Stella Dot Spa Party!
- Preview Performances of Shakespeare in the Park Festival. This year’s play is Hamlet.

- Jungle Boogie Friday Night Concert Series presents The Ralph Butler Band

- GLOBAL WARMTH - Listening Party at Urban Lounge

You know you want to be there. Check out the link for full details.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Tuesday Night Picks: May 18, 2010

It's a beautiful day to get out and enjoy lovely St. Louis. This week has much to offer.

Let's just start with Tuesday!


-Twilight Tuesdays

- Live Music at Lola

- SoulSessions featuring Corey Black and Tef Poe

- River City Professionals Monthly Happy Hour.

Get all of the full details at Tuesday Night Picks: May 18, 2010

Thursday, May 13, 2010

What's happening this weekend? May 14-16, 2010

This weekend is so busy, I'll be updating this listing several times.

For starters, there are several Weekend festivals happening locally. This beautiful weather is the perfect excuse to spend time with your family.

  • Creve Coeur Days
  • Belleville Art on the Square
  • Macklind Days
  • Chinese Culture Days at the Missouri Botanical Garden

Get full details here: Weekend festivals are perfect family outings

The rest of the weekend promises to be a rip-roaring time, if for no other reason that yours truly graduates from the university. Yes, the journey of graduate school has finally come to a halt. So be sure to come out and party with Your Hostess. Dance with me, Buy me drink. Give me a hug. I might be leaving for a grand career track job in the near future so enjoy me while you can.

Here's what's shaking so far:

- Stress Free Fridays at the Celebrity Room
- Hot Chocolate Soul at The City Lounge

- Race Around the Lou presented by Metropolis
- Vatican Exhibit opens at the Missouri History Museum
- DJ Needles spins a Lola Lounge (and this is my official Graduation party)

- SoulSTAGE FT. Deana Dean at STL's Finest Bar and Grill

Get full details of these events here and What’s happening this weekend? May 14-16, 2010

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

What's happening this week? April 20-24, 2010

You filed your taxes on time. You mailed off your census form. You've been a great citizen. Now it is time to enjoy yourself. Get out about town and have a ball. Here are all of the great events happening in St. Louis including my My Tuesday Night Pick.
See you out and about.

- Soul Sessions at The Label

- Posh Wednesdays at The Label

- Bounce for Autism Fundraiser at Pump it up!

- Stress Free Fridays at Ozzies
- Night Society & The Label Anniversary Party

- Con-tamination Kickoff Party

Details for these and more events: What’s happening this week? April 20 - 24, 2010.

Plus, check out The Lou Has Talent - discovering and showcasing local artists -a multi-part series of interviews with local talent cultivators. Check out the first Interview with SoulU.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Top events for this weekend: April 13 - 17, 2010

The Cards have opened, the weather is nice all week and St. Louis is blooming. Yes, blooming. I'm excited about this week's line up. I hope you are too.

See you out and about.

My Tuesday Night Picks
- Fuel 5th Anniversary Celebration at The Flamingo Bowl
-Soul Sessions: The Remedy! Neo-Soul Open Mic Night at the Black Label

- Pizza & Politics with MO DESE Commissioner Chris Nicastro at Webster University
- Romeo & Juliet Opens: an adaptation presented by the New Jewish at the Missouri History Museum

- YWCA "So Reel" Series: Out of Darkness - Mental Illness at the Wheatley Heritage Center
- The Detour by Metropolis St. Louis: Bowling on Wash Ave at Flamingo Bowl

- Alderman Shane Cohn’s Fabulous 30th Birthday Extravaganza at eaturing Grbic’s

Friday & Saturday
- 2nd Annual St. Louis Indian Dance Festival
- Main Street BBQ and Blues Fest

Details for these and more events: What's happening this week? April 13 - 17, 2010

Plus, here are some more great things happening in St. Louis. Everything you need to know.
Cardinals Opening Day Events
The Lou Has Talent - discovering and showcasing local artists - this is the first in a multi-part series of interviews with local talent cultivators. Visit the St. Louis Examiner to get read the whole series.

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Top events for this weekend April 8-11

The weekend begins tonight on Thursday. I suggest you rest up and stay hydrated. This weekend is best of many to come. Your hostess has the definitive list of things to do - hanging out with friends, with the family (including 4-legged members) or someone special. I even have some good-for-you events listed.

Get out there and live it up. I will!

Thursday, April 8
- Community Cinema Series: "The Horse Boy" at the Missouri History Museum
- Jecca Nation Launch Event

Friday, April 9
- DJ Needles with Mario Pascal & Jingo at Lola- Royale Mustache Party w/ DJ Barb Cliffe
- AList at The City

Saturday, April 10
- Go! St. Louis Marathon Weekend kicks off
- Eco-Expo at St. Louis Science Center kicks off
- Select Saturdays returns to the Lou
- Backpack to Briefcase mentoring event (offering a scholarship, too)

Sunday, April 11
- Bark & Wine at Petropolis
- St. Louis Family Volunteer Fair at the Magic House
- Free Wine tasting at Ernesto's
- Liquid Brunch at Sub Zero

You want the details to these and more events. Then check out the post at the Examiner page: What’s happening this weekend? April 8-11, 2010

Monday, April 05, 2010

Top events for this week: April 5-10, 2010

Spring has sprung. This beautifu weather has everyone outside enjoying the sunshine and good vibes. Be sure to get out and see how wonderful the St. Louis Metro area really is.

Monday, April 5
- Happy Hour Celebration: One year Anniversary of Alderman Antonio French & Fundraiser at Sub Zero

Tuesday, April 6
- St. Louis County, please Vote Yes on Prop A for Public Transit!
- Soul Sessions featuring Genisis, Neo Sout Artist at The Black Label
- Connect With...Leaders: Young Professionals in Action at Webster Univeristy

Wednesday, April 7
- Xplicit "Spoken Acid" CD Listening Party at Legacy Bookstore

Thursday, April 8
- Community Cinema Series: "The Horse Boy" at the Missouri History Museum

Friday, April 9
- DJ Needles with Mario Pascal & Jingo at Lola
- Royale Mustache Party w/ DJ Barb Cliffe

Saturday, April 10
- Go! St. Louis Marathon Weekend kicks off

Surely, you know there is more in store. Get the full scoop on these plus more activities at Out & About 101: What's happening this week? April 5-10, 2010

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Top events for this weekend: April 1-3, 2010

Is it April already? No fooling? This beautiful spring weather surely has everyone wanting to get outside and enjoy themselves. Then do it. Go out and have a great time!

Thursday, April 1 - Saturday April 3
- Screening of Skin - apart of the RACE Exhibit at the Missouri History Museum$5 or witht he admission to the Exhibit

Friday, April 2
- Stress Free Fridays, Special Birthday Bash at Lola

- Alist Showcase w/ Hot Chocolate Soul Band & Dj Quinn at The City Night Club

Saturday, April 3
Meet the Artist: David R. Hanlon whose award-winning works are currently featured in "Honor Awards 2010" at Art Saint Louis.

Get full details of these and many more events at: What's happening this weekend? April 1-3, 2010

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Top Weekend Events for Thursday March 18 -Sunday, 21, 2010

If you purchased tickets to see Jay-Z and/or John Mayer then your weekend was set weeks ago. For the remainder of us, you may still want to get out and about and shake a tail feather around town. Never fear, your hostess is here. With top picks for this weekend that are easy on the wallet and great fun (and informative) for you, your family and all of your friends.

- Gap's Give & Get campaign kicks off. Save money and donate to local charities
- Mound City Bar Association and the St. Louis Association of Real Estate Professionals (SLAREP) Networking Social

- Third Friday Open House
- Cafe Soul

- Breakfast with the Bunny at the Zoo
- Holi Hai with NetIP St. Louis
- Drink the Link Pub Crawl
- Why Did I Get Married Too? Date Night
- TSU Alumni Scholarship Dance

- 18th Annual Grape Arts Fundraiser

Full details of these and many more events at

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Tuesday night picks: March 16, 2010

Forget hump-day, sometimes the early half of the week is the hardest part of the week to get through. That’s why I’m sharing my first ever Tuesday Night Picks – a list of events for tonight, a way to get out of the house and enjoy this very beautiful weather.

Click on the link for Tuesday night picks: March 16, 2010

See you out and about.

Friday, March 05, 2010

A weekend of Honors! March 5-7, 2010

This is the Honors edition of Weekend Fun. Like the upcoming Academy Awards Show on Sunday, everything this weekend is all about the best. Join me an all of St. Louis as we show this town how to Shine.

Friday, March 5, 2010
- The RFT Blogger Happy Hour Yours truly has been listed as one of St. Louis' must-read local Bloggers. Pick up a copy of this week's Riverfront Times, turn to page 11 and you'll see why. Blueberry Hill
Alist Showcase w/ Hot Chocolate Soul Band & Dj Quinn

Saturday, March 6, 2010
- NOH8 Project St. Louis Public Photo
- Mizzou v. KU Basketball Watch Party

Sunday, March 7, 2010
- Oscar Party with 3-Course Dinner at West End Grill and Pub

Get more details of this weekends events at What's happening this weekend? March 5-7, 2010

I will definitely see you out and about this weekend!

Monday, March 01, 2010

Manic March Monday - Which famous author will you see?

Monday, March 1, 2010 you have two great choices: PUSH or GRUB? Two African-American authors will visit St. Louis - each meeting with audiences to discuss their respective books at local universities. Who?

Sapphire, author of PUSH, the book that inspired the multi-Academy Award nominated movie Precious
Bryant Terry, author of eco-vegan soul food cook book Grub.

Monday, March 1, 2010
5:00 - 8:00 pm
Bryant Terry Book Sales, Booksigning, Live Cooking Demo, Presentation, an Tasting
Danforth University Center
Tisch Commons
Washington University
6475 Forsyth Ave
St. Louis, MO 63130
Free and open to the public

Learn more about Bryant Terry (Alum of Xavier University of New Orleans) at 5 reasons why you should know who Bryant Terry is (& why you should want to see him).

Monday, March 1, 2010
7:00 pm
UMSL’s Office of Student Life presents Sapphire
The author will discuss her successful 1996 novel, “Push,”
Millennium Student Center
Century Rooms
University of Missouri-St. Louis North Campus
Free and open to the public

Where will you go?

Thursday, February 04, 2010

What’s happening this weekend? February 4-7, 2010

The weekend kicks off early with some really great events on Thursday. Friday and Saturday don’t disappoint either with their respective line-ups. Actually, it is weekend full of events for every personality: Party People have Mardi Gras Events to enjoy. Families have pet parades and zoo Funday Sunday. Civically inclined have a meeting to attend. And the socially gregarious have way too much to choose from. I’ll see you all out and about this weekend.

- The Walk: Pub Crawl near SLU presented by Metropolis St. Louis
- SoulSTAGE: Open Mic Night in North County

-Flirting with Disater, the Kickoff Event for Club RED (American Red Cross) at Thaxton Speakeasy
- ALIVE Magazine Buzz List Party at Lucas Park Grille
-One Love Haiti Benefit Show

-Pound Pals Trivia Night
-Southern Comfort Taste of Soulard begins and continues until Sunday

Sunday (Family day)
- Mardi Gras Events include the Pet Parade and Wiener Dog Races
- Winter Zoo activities with the Penguins

Full details of these events plus more here

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

What to do this week: January 27 -30, 2010

There's much to do this week - have fun, support Haiti, do both.

- State of the Union Watch Party at the Royale!
- OH! So Fabulous Drag Show at the Fountain on Locust

- Benefit For Haitian Earthquake Relief at the Tin Can Tavern Downtown

- An Evening with Sonia Sanchez at the Missouri History Museum

And Mardi Gras Festivities
The Wine Taste on Friday and the Canjun Cookoff on Saturday. Both are a hit.

Get full details for these events and more here.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Top events for this week: this week? January 20- 23, 2010

Get out and about and have a great time. Meet up with friends. Enjoy art. Take the kiddos to a Winter Carnival and kick off Mardi Gras. Celebrate Beer! And support great causes, including a Haitian Relief concert.

  • Abstrakt Art Gallery OPEN HOUSE for Interior Designers and Event Planners
  • JAZZYPHATNAPPY: Nu Soul/Hip Hop Fusion


  • Dinosaurs Unearthed Food Drive Benefitting St. Louis Area Foodbank
  • STRESS FREE FRIDAYS: Cocktail Party
  • Haitian Relief Benefit Show with Mario Pascal, Lamar Harris and Friends

  • Mardi Gras St. Louis Winter Carnival
  • Cabin Fever: Schlafly Winter Beer Festival
  • Beer Can Birthday Party

Details about these events and many more can be found here.