St. Louis Events Calendar > March 2006

Thursday, March 16
Film: Ciné 16 Vintage School Films
Missouri History Museum, lower level, Lindell & DeBaliviere in Forest Park
Free admission, all ages, 7 p.m., 314-746-4599,

Make like you're a kid again and come get you some learnin', courtesy of the St. Louis outpost of the Academic Film Archive. On tap this month, all kinds of urban-related goodies, including "The Challenge of Urban Renewal" from 1966 (oh, how the times don't change) and "Heritage Homes of St. Louis." The flicks screen in the lower level of MoHist, and a snack bar provides that "Let's all go to the lobby!" refreshment fun we ask of our movie outings.

(Posted by Amanda)

Saturday, March 18
SLACO St. Louis Neighborhoods Conference
Forest Park Community College, 5600 Oakland Ave.
$15 (includes breakfast and lunch), all ages, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., 314-533-9104 ext. 203,

If you are interested in your 'hood, city politics, development or the future of the city in general, and are looking for a way to make a difference, there are a heck of a lot worse places to start than this annual conference put on by the good folks at SLACO, the St. Louis Association of Community Organizations. The day-long affair features plenary sessions and breakout groups on topics ranging from crime prevention to housing development, and always provides a range of perspectives from experts, academics and grassroots activists. This year's keynote speaker is Mary Nelson, the former president of a Chicago community development corporation. Best of all, you'll get to rub shoulders and exchange ideas with some of the most dedicated and inventive community volunteers in the Lou.

It all goes down at Forest Park Community College; find out more and register here.

(Posted by Amanda)

Saturday, March 18
Zombie Flash Mob
Parking lot behind Cicero's, 6691 Delmar
Free, 1:30 p.m. meet / 2 p.m. start,,

Join the masses of the undead in U. City as part of this bit of group performance art conceived by the Zombie Squad to raise awareness about the undeniable threat zombies pose to the St. Louis community and to promote the ZS Blood Drive coming up on March 25. Being the full-service zombie education outfit that they are, they'll even help you with your costume; email for details.

(Posted by Brian)

Monday, March 20
DJ Play
The Royale, 3132 S Kingshighway
No cover, 10 p.m.-1 a.m.,, flyer

Stay up late on a school night and celebrate the first night of spring with DJ Play at The Royale. You're sure to find something you love on Steve Smith's extensive drink menu, and Play will be serving up a tasty mix of soul, funk and hip hop.

(Posted by Brian)

Wednesday, March 22
The Story of Tea
Cheryl's Herbs, 7159 Manchester Rd. in Maplewood
$15, reservation required, 7-8 p.m., 314-645-2165,

Tea. Just the mention of it sounds so civilizing, does it not? (It makes one want to use constructions like "does it not?" and feast on scones with clotted cream...) If you're interested in the lore behind the beverage, Cheryl's Herbs presents a little workshop on the history, health benefits and trivia of tea, including both the familiar Camellia sinensis (black/green tea) and medicinal herb concoctions. Plenty of tea samples will be offered, along with little dainties like you might find at a veddy British high tea.

(Posted by Amanda)

Friday, March 31
Art Opening: Shawn Slavik
Subterranean Books, 6275 Delmar
Free admission, all ages, 7-9 p.m., 314-862-6100,,

For their first-ever two-month show, the fine folks at Subterranean Books have chosen a Chicago artist having his first-ever St. Louis show: collagist Shawn Slavik exhibits work in a show called "Forget to Remember, Remember to Forget." Juxtaposed assemblages of photos, paint and found materials are encased under resin and framed, resulting in an effect the artist describes as "like writing letters to dead relatives or going to church." (Hey, wait a minute, what kind of church is this?) The show opens tonight with the requisite arty refreshments, and continues in the upstairs gallery through May 29.

(Posted by Amanda)

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