Friday, December 17, 2010

Sloup #11 12/19/10

Sloup is a monthly soup dinner in St. Louis that supports projects, primarily artistic or communicative, that need a little funding and belief. Soup dinners will be on one Sunday a month from 6-8 p.m. Soups will be provided by local establishments, chefs and community members, as well as grant recipients returning to share their projects. We’re asking for a $10 per person donation at each dinner (100% of which will go directly into that month’s Sloup Fund), entitling you to vote on that month’s proposal which excites you the most! Grant proposals will be accepted until the Saturday before the soup

December's Sloup will be held at Paper Boat Studios @ 2308 1/2 Cherokee Street, 63118 from 6-8 pm
please attend!

Go to http://sloup2122.blogspot.com/ for more information

Friday, December 10, 2010

THIS SATURDAY @ FORT GONDO: SHANA NORTON

BEVERLYEAR EXHIBITION 12: THE GRAND FINALE!

THIN AND BETWEEN: MIXED MEDIA BY SHANA NORTON

OPENING RECEPTION SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11, 7 - 10 PM

FORT G'S FAVORITE MATRIARCH CONQUERS ALL!

EVENING SOUNDTRACK BY IMMERSION

EXHIBITION RUNS THROUGH JANUARY 2, 2011. GALLERY HOURS BY APPOINTMENT.

FORT GONDO COMPOUND FOR THE ARTS

3151 CHEROKEE STREET, 314.772.3628

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Spreading the word about Off the Wall

OFF THE WALL: A HOLIDAY BALL
at ArtD Gallery & Studios @ 2720


Saturday night is Off the Wall: a Holiday Ball. So come on down to 2720 Cherokee, bring your canned food items to donate to H.I.S. K.I.D.S. (helping families facing childhood cancer).

Check out Alive's "Top Picks" for the weekend: follow the link below:

http://custapp.marketvolt.com/cv.aspx?cm=189266346&x=73276751&cust=2363442
Purchase tickets now! Advance tickets $10! Go to: www.artdimensions.org/otw/
Night of, tickets will be $20!

Don't miss the last poetry reading of the year at the Firecracker Press!

It’s our last reading of the year and it’s gonna be a good one! Join us for an exciting hybrid of poetry and printing this SATURDAY, December 11th as we host readings of two local poets, Buzz Spector, Dean of the School of Art at Washington University, and Brett Underwood, Bartender/Minister of Culture at Schlafly Beer. While they read we’ll be setting up and printing a broadside of their finest work on our  antique presses. What’s more, you get one of these hand-printed works of art for the price of admission!

ONLY $5 per person. Space is limited, so reserve your seat today.
Tickets & info at : http://www.firecrackerpress.com/store/show/POETRY01

Saturday, December 11th at 2 PM at The Firecracker Press.

Address:
2838 Cherokee Street
Saint Louis, MO 63118
Phone: (314) 776-7271

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Crazy Busy Weekend on Cherokee -- December 4&5

 (posters by The Firecracker Press)

Too much stuff to mention everything specifically, but be sure to hit Cherokee Street this weekend!


The Third Annual Cherokee Print League Holiday Sale promises art, gifts and fun on Saturday, December 4, from 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.  (See sights from last year's sale here.)

Says The Firecracker Press:

On December 4th from 10 am to 7 pm over 40 artists will be setting up at over a dozen locations, ready to fill your holiday shopping needs with their lovely printed wares. Enjoy the local color of Cherokee Street as you mosey from Louisiana to Indiana and all state streets in between. Firecracker Press will be open all day, and we have some new items just in time for the holidays! Make sure to drop in, and visit the Cherokee Print League website to check out all the artists and venues. You can pick up a map the day of the sale at any of the venues. See you then!


New to Cherokee this year is HoliDIY, an indie craft show being hosted by the St. Louis Craft Mafia.
What: Handmade goods you won’t be embarrassed to give or receive! Winter bar with hot holiday cocktails! Locavore noshies by the owners of the Cherokee Peach! Firepit outdoor lounge perfect for a crisp afternoon! Steampunk Santa Photo Booth! Too fantastic to miss.  See a list of participating vendors here.
When: Saturday, December 4 from 11am – 6pm
Where: 3125 Cherokee St., St. Louis, MO (next to The Archive book store)




While you're on Cherokee enjoying (and buying!) the art and handcrafts, be sure to visit Cherokee's Antique Row for the the 27th Annual Cherokee Antique Row Cookie Spree -- Saturday, December 4 and Sunday, December 5 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.  Nibble on a variety of cookies while you shop.

Says St. Louis Curio Shoppe:

Local merchants on Cherokee Street, from Jefferson Blvd. east to Lemp, will offer a bounty of holiday surprises! Each unique shop will offer a variety of free holiday cookies! Enjoy music, seasonal festivities & yuletide charm.

Here at the St. Louis Curio Shoppe, 2301 Cherokee Street, we are baking up a fresh batch, or many, many batches, of Mr. B's gooey butter cookies! A St. Louis tradition!

But that's not all!


Foam Coffee & Beer at Jefferson and Cherokee will be having a big tag sale on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.:

... featuring over 2,500 vintage items from Miss Ohio Vintage, Retro 101 and Dangerous Dames as well as four independent crafters and two individual vintage sellers. The BIG Tag Sale is also showcasing a collection of upcycled vintage jewelry from Miss Ohio Vintage, designed by Mandi Cawthon, also of MyLovies. All proceeds from the collection benefit Autism Speaks.  Guest Vendors include Peridot, All Things Dandy, and MiSu’s Hot Mess.

followed by an after-party for the day's events.  See all the details here.

Friday, December 3, 2010

"GIFTED 2010" Original Art for Holiday Giving opens at PHD Gallery...

"GIFTED 2010"
Original Art for Holiday Giving
The 2nd Annual Holiday Gift Show at PHD Gallery

December 4 - January 8, 2011
http://phdstl.com/gifted2010.html

Please join us for
the Opening Reception
Saturday & Sunday,
December 4 & 5, 2010,
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Featured artists include Mark Weber, Marsha Sanguinette & Susan Nanny, Jim Sabo, Ruth Ann Reese, Casey Rae, Nick Prinster, Michelle "Mike" Ochonicky, Janet Mueller, Kevin Lurton, Noel Leicht, David Lancaster, Raymond Houston, Carrie Gibbs, Mark Florida, and Jerry Breakstone.

ALIVE MAGAZINE RAVES: "Skip emptying your wallet at the big box stores and give a truly unique, handmade gift this holiday season. PHD Gallery's second annual holiday gift show features the work of over a dozen artists at 'recession friendly' prices. Find locally produced original oil paintings, textile art, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, photography and limited-edition prints. To add to the holiday cheer, 'GIFTED' opens in tandem with the 27th Annual Cherokee Antique Row Cookie Spree, where local merchants at each store feature unique surprises and a delicious variety of holiday cookies" ALIVE Magazine, December 2010

PHD Gallery
2300 Cherokee Street,
St. Louis, MO 63118
Noon to 4:00 pm,
Thursday - Sunday
(314) 664-6644
http://www.phdstl.com

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Off the Wall at ArtDimensions

ArtD gallery and Studios at 2720 present Off The Wall, December 11th @ 7pm. In past years we've held this event at City Hall. This official public building was transformed into an art, music, and food extravaganza. Many of our organizers will be headed abroad to Indonesia to be art ambassadors this winter. So to keep things simple this year we're moving the event to 2720 and hoping to raise money to support their trip.

Best dressed costume contest - 100 dollar prize!!
Pull out your finest holiday costuming, glue on some fake eye lashes, and powder that wig! Prizes will be given for the most outrageous costumes and ball gowns.

Live Performances
7pm Dogtown allstars
815pm DJ chilly c + StreetDimensions B-Boy Competition
1015pm DJ Alexis
11pm Illphonics
1230am boss

Live art, culinary demonstrations, Cherokee Photobooth
Lift for life, Drums and beats & much more
exhibitions: Off the Street - featuring artists of Cherokee st.
artAmbassadors - back from Indonesia
Art Market - 15 art vendors

***On-line tickets here - http://www.artdimensions.org/otw/ ****

Visit our Website for more information and to download an artisan application.
http://www.artdimensions.org/otw/

also remember to check out:
www.stlartistsabroad.com.

Artist networking tonight, December 1

Please join us at ArtD Gallery & Studios
Wed, Dec 1, 7pm

2720 Cherokee St. 63118

Tomorrow night is the deadline for signing up for an art market booth at the Off the Wall Event, Dec 11

Download application and pay online at www.artdimensions.org . Great opportunity for artists to sell their wares with 0% commission!

Stop by for free refreshments and meet other artists and promote your artistic ventures!!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

FRESH PAINT II: BLACK FRIDAY


PSA from DMNDTV // Ryan Powell on Vimeo.

Time
Friday, November 26 at 8:00pm - November 27 at 1:30am

Location2720 / Art D Gallery
2720 Cherokee Street
Saint Louis, MO



More Info+ Art + Music + Shop +


+ A Collaboration between W/P and Lane 4 +



Visual Art:
Brooklyn + Jenn Carter + Phil Crawford + Chris Draper + Mike Dupree + James Gates + Chauncey Gholston + Andrew St. Lawrence + Scott Mihalik + Pl@stic + Raskoe + Peter Seay + Swiv + Jules Unique + John Vogl + Bryan Walsh + Jeremiah Yu

Live Music:
Illphonics + So Many Dynamos + Hawthorne Headhunters


DJs:
DJ Reminise + DJ KaseOne + DJ Luxxter

Video Art:
Ryan Powell

Live Art:
them. + Black Spade + Pl@stic

Stage Design:
18andCounting

Curated by:
Stan Chisholm + Kevin McCoy


++++++++++++++++++++++++

2720 Cherokee St.
Friday Nov 26
8p-1:30a
$5 Suggested Donation

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Sloup #10: The Archive this Sunday, November 21

the Archive, "St Louis' newest literary adventure and reading room" is not only hosting Sloup #10, (wow - 10!) but is also providing November's soup!

Soup by Amanda Jerauld, Executive Chef, The Cherokee Peach, currently of kitchen staff at Eclipse Restaurant.

So exciting, so exciting.

So save the date kids: November 21st 6-8 pm 3215 Cherokee Street, 63118

Attend

Apply

Repeat


How It Works:

Sloup is a monthly soup dinner at 2122 Cherokee Street in St. Louis that supports projects, primarily artistic or communicative, that need a little funding and belief. Soup dinners will be on one Sunday a month from 6-8 p.m. Soups will be provided by local establishments, chefs and community members, as well as grant recipients returning to share their projects. We’re asking for a $10 per person donation at each dinner (100% of which will go directly into that month’s Sloup Fund), entitling you to vote on that month’s proposal which excites you the most! Grant proposals will be accepted until the Saturday before the soup.

LETTERPRESS PRINTING – No.1 (2011_NO1) at the Firecracker Press

LETTERPRESS PRINTING – No.1 (2011_NO1). is a comprehensive five week course focusing on the traditional methods of letterpress printing. Students can learn the basics of handsetting metal type, how to make a woodcut or photopolymer plate, mixing ink by hand, and learning the ins and outs of choosing paper. Our Vandercook printing presses and antique platen presses will be available for use. Each student will create an editioned piece of their design to exchange with all students, so everyone leaves the class with a small portfolio of fine prints! No prior experience needed. This is a perfect course to design and handprint just about anything!
Fresh out of ideas? No worries. Our instructor can help you get your creative juices flowing.
DEADLINEJAN. 7th – space is limited.
Course schedule (5 weeks):
TUESDAY evenings from 6:30pm-9pm
January 11th – February 8th
Cost: $195.00
(We provide tools and some ink. You provide
paper and any other materials.)

Sign up here

The Firecracker Press
2838 Cherokee Street
Saint Louis, MO 63118

Thursday, November 18, 2010

TOYS FOR TOTS CANTEEN DANCE At the fabulous Casa Loma Ballroom

SECOND ANNUAL
TOYS FOR TOTS
CANTEEN DANCE
At the fabulous
(3354 Iowa Avenue at Cherokee, St. Louis, MO 63118  314-664-8000)
 
19 November 2010
7:30 -11:30 PM
(complementary dance lessons from 7:45 to 8:30 PM)
 
Featuring:  THE AMBASSADORS OF SWING
 
Bring a new, unwrapped toy or cash donations will be accepted!
1940’s attire and military uniforms are encouraged; full-service cash bar and appetizers available; attendance prizes throughout the evening!
 
Cost:  $15 per person at the door (or $10 plus a toy)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Important info_SWEET JESUS_Opening this Friday 11/19/2010, 7-10 pm@Lemp Brewery

Important info about
*******************************************
++++++++Sweet Jesus+++++++++++
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Friday 11/19/2010 @ 7-10 pm
Opening Event w/ performances by Beacon Projects @ 7:30pm & 9pm
Watch live video feed of the performance at
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/im-you-sweet-jesus

Friday 11/19/2010 @ 11-? pm
Afterparty @ The Stable (across Cherokee St. from Lemp)

Saturday 11/20/2010 @ 1-3 pm:
Panel, walking tour, & mimosa sing-along
Featuring: (to be announced)

Saturday 11/20/2010 @ 12-5 pm:
Open Hours
12 pm - 5 pm

Web Site http://www.sweetjesusstl.com/about.html

LOCATION:
Lemp Brewery
3500 Lemp Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63118-3256

HOW TO GET THERE? CLICK ON LINK
http://www.sweetjesusstl.com/maps.html

*******************************************
++++++++Sweet Jesus+++++++++++
*******************************************
Directors: Lauren F. Adams, Juan William Chavez, Jake Peterson, Kiersten Torrez

Special Video Curation by: Laura Fried & Matthew Thompson

Participating Artists: Lauren Frances Adams, Beacon Projects, Juan William Chavez, Coble / Riley Projects, William Gass, Sarrita Hunn, Gregg Louis, Tim Ridlen, Mike Schuh, Ryan Thayer, Kiersten Torrez

*******************************************
+++++SEE YOU AT THE SHOW+++++++
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Monday, November 15, 2010

Union Tree Review, Sleep In Sundays, Nick Bitikofer and Falsetto Boy @ Foam

 Foam says:

Hey we have an awesome show on November 26th Union Tree Review, Sleep In Sundays, Nick Bitikofer and Falsetto Boy @ Foam These are some of the best song writers this city has to offer. So come enjoy your holiday with some sweet sweet music.

 
Time
Friday, November 26 · 6:00pm - 9:30pm

LocationFoam
3359 S. Jefferson
Saint Louis, MO



More InfoCome see rare sets from Nick Bitikofer and Sleep In Sundays (both are in school elsewhere) as well as Falsetto Boy and a stripped down set from Union Tree Review.

Show starts early at 6:30 sharp and is FREE.

Come enjoy your long weekend with some great music and great friends in a relaxed atmosphere.

http://www.myspace.com/sleepinsundays
http://www.myspace.com/falsettoboy
http://www.myspace.com/thesoloextravaganza
http://www.facebook.com/UnionTreeReview

Saturday, November 13, 2010

TONIGHT AT FORT GONDO: RECURRING

BEVERLYEAR YEAR EXHIBITION 11:

RECURRING

NEW WORK BY REBECCA BODICKY, CARRIE KEASLER AND JACKIE WALLACH

OPENING RECEPTION SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 6 - 9 PM

SEASONED FORT G TRIUMVIRATE EXHIBITION FEATURING PHOTOGRAPHY, WOODCUTS AND
WATERCOLORS

EXHIBITION RUNS THROUGH NOVEMBER 30. GALLERY HOURS BY APPOINTMENT @
314.772.3628

FORT GONDO COMPOUND FOR THE ARTS, 3151 CHEROKEE STREET, SAINT LOUIS, MO
63118

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Poetry Reading at the Firecracker Press Series 7

Time
Saturday, December 11 · 2:00pm - 5:00pm

LocationThe Firecracker Press
2838 Cherokee Street
Saint Louis, MO



More InfoJoin us for our LAST poetry reading of the year. SATURDAY December 11th we’ll host readings of two local poets, Buzz Spector and Brett Underwood. While they read we’ll be setting up and printing a broadside of their finest work on our antique presses. What’s more, you get one of these hand-printed works of art for the price of admission!

ONLY $5 (+ tax) per person. Space is limited, so reserve your seat today.

Saturday, December 11th at 2 PM at The Firecracker Press.

Address:
2838 Cherokee Street
Saint Louis, MO 63118
Phone: (314) 776-7271

Opportunities for Artists Dec 11, Off the Wall!

Space is limited, but still available for Artists to set up in the ArtMarket at ArtDimensions' Annual
Off the Wall Event which will be held at the new location, 2720 Cherokee St.

ArtMarket artists pay a flat fee upfront ($40 ArtD member, $55 non) and retain 100% of sales.  We provide a table and the crowd!

Details and submittal form can be found at www.artdimensions.org

Event details below...

This year's event will take place Saturday, December 11, 2010, from 7pm to 1am.

The evening will follow a similar format as previous years with a few twists and improvements. The biggest change this year is the location.  Previously held at St. Louis City Hall, the event this year will be held at ArtDimensions' new home at 2720 Cherokee.  The 15,000 sq ft, 2 floor space was A-Listed as St. Louis’ Best Creative Collaboration by St. Louis Magazine.  This venue is the perfect location for this art, music, and culinary fusion.

Advance tickets may be purchased online at www.artdimensions.org for only $10.
Tickets will be $20.00 on the day of the show.

FIRST FLOOR ENTERTAINMENT
Live Music will include: DJ Alexis Tucci, DJ Chilly C, Dogtown Allstars and Illphonics.
St. Louis’ own Street Dimensions B-boy Competition, the St. Louis Artists' Guild and Concrete Ocean's sketch groups, live art demonstrations and more!

SECOND FLOOR ENTERTAINMENT 
Hip hop and Jazz dance performances by Lift for Life Academy, solo drummer Phillip McIntyre, live art demonstrations, Holiday Cherokee Photobooth.  Woven into this line up of entertainment, ArtDimensions Top Chef, Jonathan Kraft will work with other local culinary experts in creating culinary delights.  The audience will sample the delicious results. You’ll also be able to sample other local restaurants' fare including LaBeeBee's, Joanie's, and Vito's.

EXHIBITIONS 
The ArtD Gallery will host three exhibitions.  The main exhibit, Off the Street, will feature work by top Cherokee Street artists Bryan Walsh, Chris Sabatino  and David Langley, to name a few.

The Off the Wall exhibition will consist of 15 artists' booths, selling hand crafted artwork, jewelry and more. Wrap up that holiday shopping with custom one of a kind items.

The third exhibit will highlight the Art Ambassadors who will be in Indonesia this November.  The documentation of their trip will be on display in the center studio and will include photos, videos, sketches and art created by the participating artists.
 
Upscale evening attire is encouraged and prizes for the most outrageous costumes will be granted at the stroke of midnight.

This year the event will benefit H.I.S. K.I.D.S., Inc., an organization for families affected by childhood cancer. Visit www.hiskidskonnection.org for more information. Canned food donations at the door will “buy” raffle tickets for the grand prize: a deluxe wine basket.

Partners
Loyal Family, 2720, StreetKingz, RFT, SAUCE, YELP, Taste Central, Red Bull, PBR, SLAG, Mississippi Mud House, LaBeeBee's, Joanie's, Vito's. And a special thanks to Illphonics, Dogtown Allstars, St. Louis Artists' Guild, Concrete Ocean and Chef Jonathan Kraft.
                           

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

SWEET JESUS!! @ Lemp Brewery Nov 19th

Sweet Jesus November 19, 2010 – November 20, 2010

Historic Lemp Brewery, St. Louis, MO

Co-directed By:
Lauren Frances Adams, Juan William Chavez, Jake Peterson, & Kiersten Torrez

ST. LOUIS, MO: 19 Contemporary artists from across the United States will be participating in one of the largest independent art events in St. Louis history. 33,000 sq. ft. and four massive, unfinished sections of Historic Lemp Brewery will house this two day event.

Lemp Brewery will open its gates on Friday, November 19th, at 7pm. This two-day art exhibition features local and national installation, multimedia and performance artists. Sweet Jesus is organized by local cultural workers as a platform for focusing international attention to the unique resources and culture of the St. Louis independent art movement. Drawing its name from the found graffiti of former disenchanted youth that used the expansive brewery as an underground party mecca, Sweet Jesus attempts to recapture this energy in the form of a spontaneous 24 hour art happening. Artwork will be installed on four sections and three floors of the raw industrial space that formerly housed the brewery's ice house, storage, and processing facilities.

Artists in this group exhibition include: Lauren Frances Adams (St. Louis, MO), Beacon Projects (New York, NY), Juan William Chavez (St. Louis, MO), Coble/Riley Projects (Copenhagen, Denmark and New York, NY), William Gass (St. Louis), Sarrita Hunn (St. Louis), Gregg Louis (New York, NY), Tim Ridlen (New York, NY), Mike Schuh (Chicago, IL), Ryan Thayer (St. Louis, MO), Kiersten Torrez (St. Louis, MO). Video selections by guest curators Laura Fried (St. Louis, MO) and Matthew Thompson (Aspen, CO).

On November 19th, there will be an opening party from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Performances by Beacon Projects scheduled at 7:30pm and 9:00pm will be broadcast live on the web. Open hours on Saturday, November 20th will feature a discussion and walking tour with guest panel, inspirational sing-along, and mimosa toast from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Sweet Jesus, is organized by Lauren Frances Adams (Founder of Cosign Projects and Assistant Professor of Painting at Washington University), Juan William Chavez (Artist, Cultural Activist and Founder of Boots Contemporary Art Space), Jake Peterson (Assistant Curator of Cosign Projects and Lead Designer at Arsenal Studios), and Kiersten Torrez (Visitor Services Manager at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis). Guest curators include Laura Fried (Associate Curator at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis) and Matthew Thompson (Associate Curator at the Aspen Art Museum). The exhibition is on view Friday, November 19, 2010 7-10pm and Saturday, November 20, 2010 12pm-5pm. Admission is free.

Sweet Jesus is generously supported by Arsenal Studios (http://www.arsenalstudios.com) and Historic Lemp Brewery.

For more information, please visit:

Exhibition website: www.sweetjesusstl.com
Sweet Jesus on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Saint-Louis-MO/SweetJesus/154037334633285

Sweet Jesus on Twitter: http://twitter.com/SweetJesusSTL

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Dramatic reading at Black Bear Bakery - November 13

‎*Words On Purpose*- Saturday, Nov. 13 at 4 pm at Black Bear Bakery (2639 Cherokee).
The dramatic reading of Alien Hand Syndrome, an award winning play by Michael Erickson, and the performance of Eronosis, a feminist comedy by Elva Maxine Beach (author of Neurotica) and Kat Dunne Ross (former literary manager of Splinter Group of Chicago)

Friday, October 29, 2010

Somewhere beyond Normal at All Along Press

via Cherokee Street News

Saturday, November 6 · 7:00pm – 11:00pm.  A free night of Art, Drinks, Food and Music Brought to you by HUMDRUM
“Somewhere Beyond Normal” @ All Along Press
-New Works and Collaborations by Myles Keough & Daniel Gaeng

“Somewhere Beyond Normal” a collection of new works and collaborations by Myles Keough and Daniel Gaeng at All Along Press.All Along Press is a cooperative print shop that specializes in letterpress printing, screen printing, fine art prints and book arts. All Along works with individuals and organizations to create a variety of printed materials. All Along Press also works with artists to produce fine art editions, offer facilities for printmaking to the public, and hosts a variety of classes and workshops. Dan’s new works feature a series of paintings filled with characters that explore their surrounding as much as they seem to be exploring the viewer. Myles made a series of cityscapes that appear from within black and white color fields that have dominated his work as of late. The two will team up to present two large paintings that combine the two styles. Come down to Cherokee street and enjoy one great night.
http://allalongpress.com/
http://myleskeough.wordpress.com/
http://www.humdrumband.com/

All Along Press
2712 Cherokee Street in Saint Louis, MO

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Poetry Reading at the Firecracker Press Series 6

Time
Saturday, November 6 · 2:00pm - 3:00pm

LocationThe Firecracker Press



More InfoJoin us for an exciting hybrid of poetry and printing. SATURDAY November 6th we’ll host readings of two traveling poets, Nate Pritts and Matt Hart. While they read we’ll be setting up and printing a broadside of their finest work on our antique presses. What’s more, you get one of these hand-printed works of art for the price of admission!

ONLY $5 per person. Space is limited, so reserve your seat today.

Saturday, November 6th at 2 PM at The Firecracker Press.

Address:
2838 Cherokee Street
Saint Louis, MO 63118
Phone: (314) 776-7271


don't forget: Secret Sound Society festival this weekend

Important notice from the Secret Sound Society:

Important information for Saturday, October 30: When you go to Secret Sound Festival tomorrow, you're going to first need to visit our Ticketing and Information Center at Foam to buy tickets, pick-up will call tickets or redeem your ticket for a wristband. It will be open from 11:30AM - 6:30PM and you can also pick-up our awesome festival guide to help you get around.



Date
Saturday, October 30

LocationCherokee Street, USA




More Info
Come out and celebrate your Halloween weekend on Cherokee Street with a two-day independent music & arts festival bringing together local and national musicians, as well as, local visual artists!

There will be music, art, food, and all sorts of fun things! For more information please visit www.stlsss.org.

Tickets are available to purchase at Foam Coffee & Beer and Mud House or online at www.offbroadwaystl.com.
...Friday Night Tickets: $10 ($3 Minor Surcharge)
Saturday Afternoon (12PM - 9PM) Tickets: $10 in Advance / $12 at the Door
Saturday Night Tickets: $7 ($3 Minor Surcharge)

Performing at Secret Sound Festival 2010:

Date: Friday, October 29

Off Broadway
3511 Lemp Ave
www.offbroadwaystl.com
Doors: 8:30PM / Show: 9:00PM

Jookabox
So Many Dynamos
Ad Astra Arkhestra
_________________________

Date: Saturday, October 30

12-3PM
Firecracker Press
2838 Cherokee Street
www.firecrackerpress.com

Union Tree Review
Cowboy Indian Bear
Sleepy Kitty
_________________________

2-5PM
Apop Records
2831 Cherokee Street

Birthdays
Spelling Bee
Catacombs
Weekends
_________________________

2-6PM
2720 Cherokee
2720 Cherokee Street
www.2720cherokee.com

Bo and The Locomotive
Idiot Glee
Netherfriends
Troubadour Dali
__________________

5-8PM
Foam Coffee & Beer
3359 S Jefferson Ave

Dubb Nubb
Thankful Tree
Theodore
__________________________

6-9PM
Old Funeral Home

Humdrum
The Lake
Flaming Death Trap
__________________________

6:30-9PM
Cranky Yellow
2847 Cherokee Street
www.crankyyellow.com

Lavelle Spitz
Scripts N Screwz
Safety Words
__________________________

9:30 PM-1AM
2720 Cherokee
2720 Cherokee Street
www.2720cherokee.com

The Festival After Party with Black Spade, 18andCounting, Halloween Fashion Show, art from David Langley & much more!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

last Spirit Jam of the season

Spirit Jam Drum and Dance at the Archive - 10/21/10

Time
Thursday, October 21 · 6:30pm - 10:00pm

Locationthe Archive
3215 Charokee Street
Saint Louis, MO

More InfoThis is the last Spirit Jam of the season. Don't miss it! We'll start back up in March.

Thursday, October 21st at 6:30pm

Bring your drums, rattles, and other percussion instruments and lose yourself in rhythm. Let's raise some positive energy! Share this invite with anyone you think would enjoy attending!

Dancing, hoops and Poi are welcome too!!!

We'll do this rain or shine, we have indoor space as well.

Bring refreshments if you like.

the Archive is a fabulous used bookstore and so much more - remember to browse the collections and buy a few books!!!

Friday, October 15, 2010

- Medusa's Craft Menagerie - Saturday, October 23

Time
Saturday, October 23 · 10:00am - 10:00pm

LocationUPPER WEST CHEROKEE ST. LOUIS, MO (Fort Gondo, The Archive, Peridot, STL Style House, Snowflake Gallery, Cherokee Peach, etc...)
Upper-West Cherokee (near Compton)
Saint Louis, MO



More Info
Medusa’s Craft Menagerie ~ Coming Soon

October Event Aims to Celebrate “Upper West Cherokee”

On Saturday, October 23rd, Medusa's Craft Menagerie will debut on the 3100-3200 block of Cherokee Street. Celebrating the emerging “Upper West Cherokee” creative district, this all-day event will feature eclectic arts, one-of-a-kind crafts, delicious edibles, live music, a offbeat fashion show, fire performances, and much more!
Medusa’s Craft Menagerie is a collaborative block party sponsored by The Archive, Peridot, Cherokee Peach, Fort Gondo, Snowflake and STYLEhouse - all located on the 3100-3200 blocks of Cherokee Street, and dedicated to providing a diverse artistic experience to embrace the vibrant spirit of our cozy corner of the city.
Medusa threatened to turn the art world in to stone unless we celebrate with a kick ass arts and crafts show, and this one is certain to become an annual event.

WHAT: Medusa’s Craft Menagerie
WHEN: Saturday, October 23, 11am-7pm
WHERE: 3100-3200 blocks of Cherokee Street (“Upper West Cherokee”)
WHO: Anyone and Everyone!
WHY: Medusa will be pissed if we don’t celebrate the creative energy of our neighborhood!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Autumn Group Exhibit at ArtDimensions

ArtD Gallery presents...

Opening Reception for the Autumn Group Exhibit with featured artist Zack Smithey.

Friday and Saturday, 7-11pm
ArtD Gallery and Studios
2720 Cherokee Street

Artists in the Autumn Group Exhibit:

Andy Brandmeyer

Benji Rowan

Dana Diaz de Leon

David Coblitz

Davide Prete

Duane Martin

Fred Requadt

James Kappernaros

Joan Marie

Joy Tiyasirichokchai

Kristen Bartel

Larry Frederick

Mark Swain

Niki Solima Ratzlaff

Robert S. Schleicher

Scott Black

Taiten

Thomas Matthew Pierson

Vivian B. Waters

Wm. Kyle Davis

Zack Smithey

more info at www.artdimensions.org

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Softer Life: Work by Rachel Kertz at Cranky Yellow

http://www.crankyyellow.com/2010/08/19/softer-life-work-by-rachel-kertz/

Excerpt from the Cranky Yellow web site: A new collection of selected photography by Rachel Kertz, opening November 5th 2010, will expose a soft and simple world tipped on it’s edge. Rachel’s work is a snapshot into the life of counter-culture youth growing up in conservative small-town Missouri.

Her photos play out like a surreal adventures into magical worlds; Seemingly safe zones, where teens viewed as “different” by the local population can be themselves. Following a varying spectrum of subtle queerness, pop-punk aesthetics, and Victorian dress ups, her work finds quirk and beauty in unassuming places. Each portrait is an adorable testament to the difficulties of finding personal identity in a complex (and often narrow minded) world. There is an honesty and innocence here that city-raised hipsters shooting Polaroids could only wish to capture.

The collection of photos will be exhibited through the month of November 2010 at the Cranky Yellow Gallery.
Opening: November 5th 2010, 7pm till 12am
 

2847 Cherokee Street
Saint Louis MO 63118
Music TBA

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Burlesque performances coming to 2720

The super-star team of Anita Cookie, Clams Casino, Darlinda Just Darlinda, GiGi La Femme, and Minnie Tonka are hitting the road for DANGEROUS CURVES AHEAD: BURLESQUE ON THE GO-GO! With a squeal of tires and a cloud of glitter, they’re leaving behind the Big Apple with the top down and their tassels twirling! The performers will bring the tour’s killer moves, sexy glam and hilarious hijinks to 2720 Cherokee with local superstar Lola Van Ella and more on Wednesday Oct. 20th at 8pm.

The Dangerous Curves Ahead: Burlesque On the Go-Go Fall Tour is the follow-up to their incredibly successful 2010 coast-to-coast, 23-city Spring Tour including Los Angeles, Chicago, Minneapolis, Madison, Denver, Las Vegas, Dallas, Kansas City, Albuquerque, and Richmond. Dangerous Curves Ahead packed houses across the country and received oodles of critical acclaim: The Nashville Scene said “It’s a veritable aureole speedwagon as the Outer Boroughs’ most buxom babes go from zero to 38D on their road trip across America!” and the Phoenix New Times called the show, “An excellent night of twirling tassels and bawdy jokes.”

About The Dangerous Curves:

ANITA COOKIE: is the charmingly inebriated burlesque star whose sparkling singing voice, dynamite shimmy and intoxicated wit have been called everything from “hilarious” (NYTheater.com) to “sizzling hot” (Go Magazine). Originally hailing from the tan line-free shores of the Pacific, Anita is a Golden Pastie Award winner at the New York Burlesque Festival, and is also one-third of the quirky music trio Gigi & Pop, winners of the first-ever “Best Variety Act” trophy at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Pageant 2009 in Las Vegas.

CLAMS CASINO: Called “a burlesque queen” by the New York Times, “spectacular” on the New York Post’s Page Six and an “NYC Culturemaker” by Time Out New York, Clams Casino is a nationally recognized producer and one of New York’s favorite stars of the bump ‘n’ grind. In summer 2008, Clams was the winner of two coveted trophies, for “Most Innovative” and “Most Comedic” at the Miss Exotic World Pageant, sponsored by the Burlesque Hall of Fame. She is also a Golden Pastie Award winner at the New York Burlesque Festival.

DARLINDA JUST DARLINDA: The Village Voice calls her a “Mastermind of Bizarre Extravaganza!” Darlinda has been working as a Burlesque Performer and Producer and internationally since 2003. Darlinda is one half of the Burlesque duo The Schlep Sisters, co producing such shows as Menorah Horah and The Burning Bush vs. The Second Coming. Darlinda is a current faculty member at the New York School of Burlesque.

GIGI LAFEMME: is one of New York City’s sultriest striptease stars and co-producer of the monthly show Revealed Burlesque at the Under St. Mark’s Theater. A Golden Pastie Award winner for Best Booty Shaker 2009 and Miss Coney Island 2010, the multi-talented bump ‘n’ grinder, go-go girl, chanteuse and pin-up model has traveled the nation performing signature acts such as “Spanking”, “Princess Leia” and “Sweet Leaf”.

MINNIE TONKA, the Sassy Semitic Sexpot, hails from the Land of 10,000 Lakes-that’s Minnesota-but is currently based in New York City. Since 2003, her striptease has been dazzling audiences with acts ranging from Streisand to hair metal, matzo and Manischewitz to Mary Tyler Moore. She’s the co-founder of Kosher ChiXXX, all-female Jewish Burlesque Revue, produces the annual Menorah Horah burlesque Hanukkah show, and more.

About American Shapewear featuring products by Rago: American Shapewear, featuring products by Rago, is made-in-the-USA cutting edge fashion. American Shapewear is known for providing unique original designs that feature the best materials, excellent workmanship, and traditionally fine fit. Not your grandma’s underwear, this is modern, beautifully-made support lingerie with sex appeal: high quality, comfortable foundation garments that accent every woman’s best features and provide full support for the ultimate look of confidence.

7pm Doors / 8pm Show / 21+ / $10

*Purchase your tickets in advance w/ no service fees at http://shop.loyalfamily.com/

* burlesqueonthegogo.com
* lolavanella.com
* 2720cherokee.com
* loyalfamily.com

Monday, October 11, 2010

LETTERPRESS PRINTING – Session 2 at Firecracker

LETTERPRESS PRINTING (Session 2) is a comprehensive five week course focusing on the traditional methods of letterpress printing. Students can learn the basics of handsetting metal type, how to make a woodcut or photopolymer plate, mixing ink by hand, and learning the ins and outs of choosing paper. Our Vandercook printing presses and antique platen presses will be available for use. Each student will create an editioned piece of their design to exchange with all students, so everyone leaves the class with a small portfolio of fine prints! No prior experience needed. This is a perfect course to design and handprint just about anything!
Fresh out of ideas? No worries. Our instructor can help you get your creative juices flowing.
DEADLINE -OCT. 13th – space is limited.
Course schedule (5 weeks):
WEDNESDAY evenings from 6:30pm-9pm
October 13th – November 10th
Cost: $195.00
(We provide tools and some ink. You provide
paper and any other materials.)

Sign up here.


Firecracker Press
2838 Cherokee
St. Louis, MO 63118

The Grand Opening of Gallery AM This Sat.

This Sat. Oct 16th Art Monster expands! Chris Sabatino expands his successful custom paint and tattoo shop to include a one of a kind gallery space next door. The newest gallery opens on Cherokee! Gallery AM will open its doors Oct. 16th. at 6pm til midnight. For the grand opening Chris has  teamed up with fellow Cherokee artist Myles Keough to create a collaborative project using myles' nonobjective color fields to create post apocalyptic landscapes filled with sabatino's signature dubious
characters and intricate airbrush work.

Come enjoy a night of fun, art, music and drinks on cherokee and as we kick of the gallery Art Monster style

Gallery AM is located 2617 Cherokee st., 63118.

Sat. October 16th 7pm-midnight

www.artmonstershop.com
www.myleskeough.wordpress.com

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Secret Sound Festival

Secret Sound Festival Teaser from tangent mind llc on Vimeo.




Time
Friday, October 29 at 8:00pm - October 30 at 11:30pm

LocationCherokee Street, USA



More Info
Come out and celebrate your Halloween weekend on Cherokee street with a 2-Day independent music & arts festival bringing together local and national musicians, as well as, local visual artists!

There will be music, art, food, and all sorts of fun things!

Tickets are available to purchase at Foam Coffee & Beer and Mud House or online at www.offbroadwaystl.com
...Friday Night: $10 ($3 Minor Surcharge)
Saturday Afternoon: $10
Saturday Night: TBA

www.stlsss.org

Performing at Secret Sound Festival 2010:

Whew. Get ready kids...


Date: Friday October 29th


9PM-12AM
Off Broadway
3511 Lemp Ave
(314) 773-3363
www.offbroadwaystl.com

Jookabox
So Many Dynamos
Ad Astra Arkhestra


Date: Saturday, October 30th


12-3PM
Firecracker Press
2838 Cherokee Street
www.firecrackerpress.com

Union Tree Review
Cowboy Indian Bear
Sleepy Kitty


2-5PM
Apop Records
2831 Cherokee Street

Birthdays
Spelling Bee
Catacombs
Weekends



2-6PM
2720 Cherokee
2720 Cherokee Street
www.2720cherokee.com

Bo and The Locomotive
Idiot Glee
Netherfriends
Enlou


5-8PM
Foam Coffee & Beer
3359 S Jefferson Ave

Dubb Nubb
Thankful Tree
Theodore



6-9PM
Old Funeral Home
Flaming Death Trap
The Lake
To Be Announced



6:30-9PM
Cranky Yellow
2847 Cherokee Street
www.crankyyellow.com

Lavelle Spitz
Scripts N Screws
Safety Words

9PM-1AM
2720 Cherokee
2720 Cherokee Street
www.2720cherokee.com

Halloween Party Extravaganza
w/ DJs, surprise live musical guest, a Halloween Fashion show, & more!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Rushmore Beekeepers at Foam

Rushmore Beekeepers


Time
Friday, October 8 · 9:00pm - 11:00pm

LocationFoam Coffee + Beer
3359 S. Jefferson (Cherokee & Jefferson)
Saint Louis, MO




More InfoZach Fountain began writing and recording music in the late 1990s, and began performing solo under the name Rushmore Beekeepers (borrowed from the movie Rushmore) in early 2001. He has since self-released six albums of original material written, recorded and performed all by himself.








Tuesday, October 5, 2010

A Death in the Family: Death and Mourning in the 19th Century

Time
Sunday, October 17 · 12:00pm - 5:00pm

LocationChatillon DeMenil Mansion
3352 DeMenil Place (at Cherokee)
Saint Louis, MO



More InfoPlease join us for an afternoon of quiet contemplation at the Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion on Sunday October 17 from noon to five o’clock as we observe the ritual of 19th Century mourning. Exhibits featuring Victorian embalming & funeral practices, postmortem photography, mourning clothing & customs, hair-work jewelry, gravestone rubbings & many other death related artifacts from the Victorian Era. Admission is $10 per guest. Tarot card readings are $10. The café shall be well supplied, the cooks the best obtainable and the staff attentive and unobtrusive.

Monthly Artist Networking Meeting Wednesday October 6

All are welcome to meet with other area artists, learn about upcoming opportunities for artists and
SUBMIT ARTWORK for the Autumn Group Show.  Details and submittal form can be found at www.artdimensions.org

WHERE:  ArtD Gallery & Studios @ 2720 Cherokee St.
WHEN:  Wed. Oct 6, 7pm-9pm
FREE!!!!!!!!

Special Feature:  "Free Dirt" - a short film by area film maker Jim Klenn will be screened (24 min.)

Free Dirt
To get off the couch and back into the good graces of his wife (and back into their bed), Jerry the cheapskate only has to do one simple thing – find some free dirt.


Two years in the making, Free Dirt is a 24-minute movie based on a true story (aren't they all?). It was possible thanks to the generosity of LOTS of people – from professional actors, crew and musicians, to location owners, friends, an understanding wife, and a number of serendipitous events. Shot in Belleville, IL and North St. Louis, Free Dirt features the music of two awesome local bands – Free Dirt (yeah, "Free Dirt") and Tight Pants Syndrome. Jim Klenn wrote, directed and produced the movie, prompting him to consider having someone else to produce his next movie project. And maybe get a director, too. And possibly a writer.                          

EOTO@ 2720 in St. Louis, MO 11/2

Time
Tuesday, November 2 at 8:00pm - November 3 at 1:00am

Location2720
2720 Cherokee St
Saint Louis, MO




More Info18+
$15
www.2720cherokee.com



http://www.eotomusic.com/

boog at Foam

Time
Saturday, October 23 · 9:00pm - 11:30pm

Location
Foam Coffee + Beer
3359 S. Jefferson (Cherokee & Jefferson)
Saint Louis, MO


More Info

'Sounds like Dylan, if he was a pirate.' --Cary Ann Hearst

From Philadelphia to Foam comes boog with a slew of comparisons to artists such as Dylan, Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, Nick Cave and Leonard Cohen. Just a little to live up to, eh? See how this youngster stacks up at Foam in St. Louis.


boog on MySpace Music

Monday, October 4, 2010

Kristina Darling and Benjamin Moeller-Gaa poetry reading at The Firecracker Press







Poetry Readings at The Firecracker Press (POETRY01). Join us for an exciting hybrid of poetry and printing. SATURDAY October 16th we’ll host readings of two St. Louis poets, Kristina Darling and Benjamin Moeller-Gaa. While they read we’ll be setting up and printing a broadside of their finest work on our antique presses. What’s more, you get one of these hand-printed works of art for the price of admission!
ONLY $5 per person. Space is limited, so reserve your seat today.
Saturday, October 16th at 2 PM at The Firecracker Press.
Address:
2838 Cherokee Street
Saint Louis, MO 63118
Phone: (314) 776-7271

Click here to reserve a spot.

Grand Opening Celebration-St. Louis Curio Shoppe

Time
Saturday, October 9 · 10:00am - 10:00pm

LocationSt. Louis Curio Shoppe
2301 Cherokee St




More InfoCome celebrate with us! We're having a Grand Opening party!

The St. Louis Curio Shoppe sells and consigns goods from local businesses, authors, crafters, musicians and artists. Celebrating St. Louis by supporting the community, promoting local businesses and sharing unique St. Louis history.

Now that we've been open long enough for the dust to settle, it's time to kick up our heels. The merriment will continue from morning till night. Stop in anytime!

Tiny Content at Snowflake

Time
Saturday, October 9 · 7:00pm - 10:00pm

LocationSnowflake
3156 Cherokee Street
Saint Louis, MO




More InfoWe present to you an evening of art at Snowflake. Bevin Early brings together four artists who rally against conclusions and favor indeterminate frontiers. Using Susan Sontag's "Against Interpretation" as a starting point, Early values the direct empathic experience of artwork and rejects overly packaged and taxidermied institutional art show experiences.

As much a manifesto for her space Snowflake as it is a gathering of artists she simply loves, Tiny Content gives you something pleasurable, awkward, and ultimately human.


Featured Artists:

John Early
Peter Pranschke
Mike Schuh
Dan Solberg

Call for Art: Autumn Group Show at ArtD Gallery @ 2720

The Autumn Group Show is an un-themed group exhibition open to all works by local artists.

AGS will exhibit October 15th, 2010 – November 27th 2010. It will be held at ArtD Gallery & Studios @ 2720. There will be a juried exhibition, two nights of opening reception with live art, food and music.
__________________________________________________________

Calendar:
October 6th – Networking meeting 7 pm—submissions drop off
October 9th – Drop off deadline
October 15th – Opening reception night 1
October 16th- Opening reception night 2
November 27th- Show closes / art pick begins
__________________________________________________________

Fees
• Members: $ 5 submit fee, $10 Show fee | $15 total
• NonMembers: $ 10 submit fee, $20 Show fee | $30 total

http://www.artdimensions.org/ags/

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Down Economy: Listener Appreciation Show

Time
Friday, October 8 at 8:00pm - October 9 at 1:00am

Location2720 Cherokee
2720 Cherokee St.
Saint Louis, MO




More InfoWe have heard you loud and clear, times are tough and going out is getting expensive, especially when there is a cover, so 4 bands have got together to give you what you want, a FREE show (there is a $3 surcharge for people under 21, sorry no way around that.)

We hope to see everyone out enjoying the music and the collective energy.

Line-up:

For the Colony:
http://www.myspace.com/forthecolony

Rhum Boogie:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rhum-Boogie/112744962075883

So Much Closer:
http://www.facebook.com/SoMuchCloserMusic

The Muldoons:
http://www.reverbnation.com/artist/fb_share/932167?deep_link=audio.4933887

Doors open at 8pm. It is a 18+ show, there is no cover, but there is a $3 surcharge for guests under 21.

*Purchase your tickets in advance w/ no service fees at http://shop.loyalfamily.com/

http://loyalfamily.com/
http://2720cherokee.com/

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

RFT Best of 2010 list salutes Cherokee Street once again



A couple of years ago, The Riverfront Times awarded Cherokee Street with its Best Mile of St. Louis distinction.  They were right then, and Cherokee continues to earn mentions in the RFT.

The Best of St. Louis 2010 Awards have been posted for this year and once again there are more than a couple of Cherokee-related honorees.

Congratulations are in order for the following awards:

Best Place for Belly Laugh: The Improv Trick
Best Art Gallery to Die in the Past Year:  Boots Contemporary Art (sorry to see you go, Boots!)
Best Arts Organization: Sloup
Best New Band:  Sleepy Kitty
Best Local Artist:  Sarah Paulsen
Best Parade:  People's Joy Parade on Cherokee Street
Best St. Louis-Inspired Wordplay:  STL-Style
Best Junk Store: Cranky Yellow
Best New Club:  2720 Cherokee
Best Place to Slow Dance: Casa Loma Ballroom
Best Trend:  "Up with the St. Louis music scene!" is the award recipient here -- with mentions of Foam and 2720 as fab places to hear and see music.


That is quite a lot of kick-assery, Cherokee art folk!  Well done!  (Hope I didn't miss anyone -- if I did please let me know in the comments!)






Daydream Lullaby CD/Photo Release

Time
Saturday, October 2 · 7:00pm - 10:00pm

LocationFort Gondo Compound for the Arts
3151 Cherokee Street
Saint Louis, MO



More InfoA listening party for Eric Ryszkiewicz's daydream lullaby "sleep | wake | delete" EP, photography from the record, and a few live sets of works in progress.

Tracks on "sleep | wake | delete" were recorded using up to 12 layers of sparse, effects-laden guitar work. The CD packaging includes a meticulously hand-crafted 34 page booklet with silk-screened covers, and contains twenty-two high quality black and white photographic prints. Large format prints will be on display and available at the show.

And naturally, there will be snacks.

Also: The EP will be available as well, and is currently for sale through stirrup pants chapbooks at All Along Press. Short previews of each track are available on myspace (http://www.myspace.com/daydreamlullaby).

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Pezzettino wsg/Wolfgang Schaefer at Foam

Time
Saturday, September 25 · 9:00pm - 11:30pm

LocationFoam Coffee and Beer
3359 S. Jefferson (Cherokee & Jefferson)
Saint Louis, MO




More InfoCome see accordion-slinging chanteuse Pezzettino (a.k.a. Margaret Stutt) and indie folk artist Wolfgang Schaefer.

- Medusa's Craft Menagerie -

Time
Saturday, October 23 · 10:00am - 10:00pm

LocationUPPER WEST CHEROKEE ST. LOUIS, MO (Fort Gondo, The Archive, Peridot, STL Style House, Snowflake Gallery, Cherokee peach, etc...)
Upper-West Cherokee
Saint Louis, MO




More Info - MEDUSA'S CRAFT MENAGERIE -

THIS UNIQUE BLEND OF CREATIVE ARTISTS WILL THRILL YOU WITH THEIR AMAZING TALENTS!

COME PERUSE THE MENAGERIE OF EXCEPTIONALLY UNIQUE CRAFT ITEMS AND STOCK UP FOR THE WINTER GIFT GIVING SEASON SOON TO COME...

ARCHIVE - STYLE HOUSE - PERIDOT - FORT GONDO-
SN0WFLAKE - CHEROKEE PEACH

CRAFT YOUR HEAD OFF!!!



- THIS IS A HEADS UP! -

LOOKING FOR MORE ROCK STAR CRAFTERS FOR OUR KICK ASS CRAFT SHOW!

For booth availability and information, contact Mia at Peridot - email events(at)peridot-stl(dot)com


THANK YOU...

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Where to find all things St. Louis on Cherokee Street

Have you been to St. Louis Curio Shoppe yet?  Don't make the same mistake I did by taking my sweet time in getting over there.  The doors have been open to the public for several weeks, although the official grand-opening event isn't until Saturday, October 9, 2010.   

Run by pals Kristin and Kristin, the store carries a wide variety of St. Louis-made and -related goods, but this is anything other than a typical souvenir store.  From locally made peanut butter to replica Coral Courts keychains there's something for everyone.

St. Louis Curio Shoppe is supportive of arts and crafts and has adorable offbeat potholders and beautifully made cutting boards and earrings and books on all things St. Louis.  There are greeting cards and coasters and t-shirts.  All made locally -- several by people and businesses along Cherokee.  (full disclosure:  I have several photos for sale there but this has nothing to do with why I'm encouraging you to head to the store.)

By the way, are you a local musician?  If you've got a CD you'd like to bring by, Kristin and Kristin would be happy to give you a listen.  They're actively seeking to carry local music.  Why not see if yours would be a good fit for the store?

I wish I'd stopped in sooner but I'm glad I've stopped in now.  So many birthday and Christmas presents are going to come from this place!

St. Louis Curio Shoppe is just a fantastic idea.  Great work, Kristins!  


Select interior views:


 

STLSSS Presents: The Bronzed Chorus, Family Might and Kid Counselor

Time
Friday, September 24 · 9:00pm - 11:30pm

LocationAPOP Records
2831 Cherokee Street
Saint Louis, MO



More InfoLike all STLSSS shows, beer is FREE with admission.
Tell your friends.

http://www.myspace.com/thebronzedchorus
http://www.myspace.com/familymight
http://www.myspace.com/kidcounselormusic

Monday, September 20, 2010

Photos from September 18 poetry reading at the Firecracker Press

What a great idea!  Come hear poets read their work and watch their words being printed on letterpress broadsides.  Don't miss the next one.  Check the Firecracker Press web site for dates of the next poetry reading and other upcoming events:  www.firecrackerpress.com/





 
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