St. Louis Events Calendar > August 2006

Saturday, August 5
Poetry Workshop for Girls, (ages 10 and up)
Urban Studio, 2815 N. 14th St.
Free, noon-2 p.m., 314-772-5947, RSVP requested to

St. Louis poet Jane Ellen Ibur leads this two-hour exploration of poetry and how writing it can reflect and enhance a girl’s everyday life: the perfect next step for any young woman who keeps a diary/journal or enjoys other kinds of writing! Kids will hear a bit about the Word Up project that hangs in the neighborhood, and will be invited to share their work at the poetry reading on Aug. 13.

(Posted by Amanda)

Saturday, August 5
Ciné 16 Show and Tell
Missouri History Museum, Southwestern Bell Multipurpose Education Center, Lindell & DeBaliviere in Forest Park
Free, all ages, workshop 2-2:30 p.m./movie at 2:30

Today's event is billed as a kids' activity, but we bet there are plenty of grown-ass men and women out there, too, who don't know how movies happened before VHS and, drop on by and learn the secrets of actual film from projectionist Bud Stanfield. You'll get a chance to poke around a bit in a projector, see how the lenses operate and so on. Then, stick around for a real treat: and honest-to-goodness projected screening of the French film classic "The Red Balloon," which is fun for the whole family. Movie magic, sponsored by our good friends at Ciné 16.

(Posted by Amanda)

Friday, August 11
Art Opening: "Intertwined: St. Louis/Japan/Taiwan"
The Gallery at the Regional Arts Commission, 6128 Delmar
Free, all ages, 5:30-7:30 p.m., 314-863-5811, ext. 30,

RAC's new exhibit aims to show the connection among artists (and their work) from three distinct traditions, showcasing such styles as watercolor, Chinese brush painting, photography, printmaking, video art and more. Sheow Chang curates the show, which includes Terrell Carter, Ling-Ling Hsieh, Olivia Lahs-Gonzales, Joan Lipkin, Janice Nesser-Chu, Haruko Ohguchi and Robin Stearn, among many others.

(Posted by Amanda)

Sunday, August 13
Poetry Reading and Ice-Cream Sundae Social!
1331 N. Market St. (display home for North Market Place development)
Free, open to the public, 7-9 p.m., 314-772-5947,

The culminating event of our summer of poetry! Please bring friends and family to enjoy poetry (read by St. Louis poets K. Curtis Lyle, Jane Ellen Ibur, Bruce Smith and neighborhood children), music and to top it all off — you can top it all off however you want at our Crown Candy Kitchen Build-Your-Own Sundae bar! Don’t miss this summer evening of fun…

(Posted by Amanda)

Wednesday, August 16
Reading/Signing: "The Death of Black Radio," by Bernie Hayes
Julia Davis branch of the St. Louis Public Library, 4415 Natural Bridge Rd.
Free admission, all ages, 7 p.m., 314-383-3021

Hayes is well known on the local scene (and nationally, too) for a long career in radio and now in teaching what he knows to the next generation of aspiring broadcast journalists. His book is an illuminating look back to a time when the black community, shut out of white-dominated mainstream media, took matters into its own hands and developed an organic, grassroots form of communication that both reflected and led the charge on concerns to its constituents. Hayes argues that today's shift towards media ownership concentration and profits at any price have diminished the impact of black-centric media on the cultural conversation. And hey, the man wasn't on radio for all those years for nothing: expect to be thoroughly entertained, too.

(Posted by Amanda)

Saturday, August 19
Film: "The Gateway Arch: A Reflection of America"
Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand
$9 (plus $1 service fee, through MetroTix), all ages, 7:30 p.m., 314-534-1111,

Okay, so the Charles Guggenheim movie about The Arch (the only one everybody's seen) is, you know, educational and all that...but it's got that dusty, jumpy, grainy quality that you'd more often associate with some of the ironic offerings of an evening at Ciné 16. If we're going to remain enamored of The Past, as the Lou famously is, couldn't the past at least look better?

Enter the new flick from Bob Miano and Scott Huegerich (brains behind 2004's "The World's Greatest Fair," that sold out runs at the St. Louis Film Festival and The Fox): their feature film focuses less on that dramatic installation of the last piece of the catenary arch, and more on the social and political context in which the Arch came to be. It's essential viewing for any St. Louisan who wants to be able to articulate something about the symbol that makes us real to the denizens of both coasts.

(Posted by Amanda)

Tuesday, August 29
DJ Spin: Prince Paul, Lovebug Starski, Tone B. Nimble, DJ Crucial
Blueberry Hill, 6504 Delmar Blvd.
Free (must RSVP), 21+, 9 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.

This stellar monthly series sponsored by Scion has brought some huge names to town, including Grandmaster Flash, DJ Craze and DJ Premier. It's mind-blowing that the shows are free, and even more mind-blowing that they haven't been totally packed. The headliner this month is Prince Paul, one of my personal favorites. He produced De La Soul's 3 Feet High and Rising and, along with Dan the Automator, is the co-producer behind Handsome Boy Modeling School. (If you don't have a copy of White People yet, get one.) Also on the bill is Lovebug Starski, the man who coined the term "hip-hop." Tone B. Nimble and local boy DJ Crucial open up.

(Posted by Brian)

RSS Feed

Past Events

September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006

Other STL Calendars

RFT Top Picks
STLtoday Picks

Powered by Movable Type 2.661