Sunday, February 28, 2010

Those Darlins acoustic set at Foam

Friday, March 5, 6:00 p.m. 

This is a fund-raising benefit, so be sure to bring extra cash for donations!

Foam Coffee and Beer
3359 South Jefferson (at Cherokee)
St. Louis, MO  63118

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

March letterpress workshop at All Along Press

Now that we have lots of room to move around (and a serious print shop set up), we are finally getting our class schedule together!  We are devoting a huge amount of time to workshops and classes this year… With every class, we are offering a month of access to the shop with exclusive help from instructors provided throughout the month.

*Letterpress Basics and Woodcut | Saturday March 13 and Sunday March 14*

Workshop participants will learn to print on the letterpress using hand-set type, and combine that text printing with a two color woodcut image.  Make sure you bring in some sketches or ideas for images!  No other supplies required — we provide ink, type, wood blocks, carving tools, etc.

There are 8 spots available for this workshop.  Experience is not required!

*The workshop comes with a month of access to the shop any day of the week from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  Shop monitors will be available these times exclusively to assist workshop participants.*

*12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday — $120*

Sign up here

All Along Press
2712 Cherokee Street
Saint Louis, MO 63118

ArtD's Inaugural Exhibit at the NEW Gallery on Cherokee St.

Don't miss the reception and grand opening festivities this Friday, Saturday and Sunday!

The new ArtDimensions gallery at 2720 Cherokee Street - 2nd floor

2720 Live Music & Art Venue on the 1st floor

Grand opening and reception Friday and Saturday, February 26 and 27, 7-11 p.m.

Film screening of "Who Does She Think She Is?" Sunday, February 28, 4:00 p.m. ($7 entry includes dinner)

more details at

ARTISTS in Homegrown & Handpicked invitational exhibit:

  • Gina Alvarez
  • Cbabi Bayoc
  • Rick Brazzale
  • Daniel Burnett
  • Stan Chisholm
  • Michael Hoffman
  • Alicia LaChance
  • David Langley
  • Robert Longyear
  • Mikhail Matvayev
  • Abraham Mohler
  • Angela Perry
  • Jeremy Rabus
  • Amy VanDonsel
  • Peat Wollaeger

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Jon Baker this Saturday at Foam

Jon Baker performs folk music for your listening pleasure.

    Saturday, February 27, 2010
    9:00pm - 10:00pm
    3359 S. Jefferson Ave. St. Louis, MO

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Houses for Haiti benefit this Friday @ CAMP

This Friday, kindergarten and first grade students of the St. Louis Language Immersion School, in an effort to help the victims of the earthquake in Haiti, will sell over 300 handpainted house magnets and pins they have created to benefit victims of the earthquake in Haiti. All profits will go to Partners In Health.

The CAMP (Community Arts and Media Project) ...  has art, exercise, gardening, and bike programs for kids in the community.

When: 5-10 pm, this Friday, Feb 19th.
Where: CAMP, 3220A Cherokee Street
Why: to benefit both earthquake victims and to encourage some kids who are trying to make a difference

More info:
http://stlcamp. org

Bookmaking Workshop SUNDAY on Cherokee Street

**The Finders Hive**

(in collaboration with UpCycle Exchange and The Community Arts and Media Project)

Is Hosting A Series of 2 Sunday Workshop/Playshops:


the discarded and the forgotten
the bits and pieces
tucked in attics and basements
picked from alleyways and dumpsters
will be re-discovered, re-purposed and re-created
into journals and sketchbooks, notebooks and storybooks
uniquely handbound
to hold our stories and dreams, visons and schemes

On::: Sunday Feb. 21 (all ages, everyone welcome)
Sunday March 7 (just for the kids, ages ~ 5-15)

From::: 2:00pm -- 4:00pm

At:::: ->>The Finders Hive
c/o The Community Arts and Media Project
at the corner of Cherokee and Minnesota
on the south side of St. Louis City...

You Will Find::: A book making Extravaganza including:
Demonstrations of simple book binding techniques.
Piles of lovingly reclaimed trash treasures to work and play with to create a book of your own.
An attentive teacher to guide you through the process

What to bring::: Just your creative self!
and if you want...
Any unwanted junk you have laying around that could be recycled into book making materials
Drawings, stories, poems, comics, etc.- any paper creation wanting a binding

We're requesting a sliding scale donation of $2-$10 to benefit CAMP and the Finders Hive. No one turned away for lack of funds.

RSVP helpful but not required.

To RSVP or for more info contact:
Laura Anderson

Non-conventional events upcoming at ArtDimensions

All are invited to the grand opening of ArtDimensions Gallery at 2720 Cherokee St. on February 26-27. We are reintroducing our two-night opening receptions with "Homegrown & Handpicked," an invitational exhibit of established and emerging St. Louis artists. The grand opening reception will take place Friday, February 26 and Saturday, February 27, 7-11 pm both nights and there will be a suggested donation of $7/person as there will be live music at 2720 on the first floor as well as performance art, food samples from local restaurants and an art raffle.

If you would like to see the art in a tranquil setting, without food samples, art raffles, live music, performance art, etc. you may do so during gallery hours which will be Thursday 4-8pm and Fri & Sat Noon-4pm beginning February 27 through April 3…and you won't be bothered for a donation.

Something new for ArtDimensions… film screenings! On February 28 we will screen the film, "Who Does She Think She Is?", a film by the director of "Born into Brothels". This event will have a door charge of $7 and will include dinner. Doors open at 4pm, movie starts at 5pm. A discussion and opportunities to express your reactions to the film artistically will follow. Brought to you by MATA (Missouri Art Therapy Association).

Casa Loma Ballroom 2010 Entertainment Schedule

Dates and bands subject to change
Consult our calendar on web site and join our email list at

3354 Iowa at Cherokee, St. Louis,  Mo. 63118   Phone (314) 664-8000 Fax (314) 664-8145

FEB.  19
Ballroom Dancing with 24 piece orchestra  THE ORIGINAL KNIGHTS OF SWING     Doors open 7:30pm  Dance Lessons 7:45-8:30    Music 8:30-11:30pm. Adm. $10
FEB. 20
Swing Dance Night with  HUDSON & THE HOODOO CATS playing Rock-A-Billy Swing. Doors Open 7:30pm. Dance Lesson 8-8:30 Music til 12:00am  Adm. $10
FEB. 26
Ballroom Dancing with the 24 piece orchestra  THE GATEWAY CITY BIG BAND     Doors open 7:30pm  Dance Lessons 7:45-8:30    Music 8:30-11:30pm. Adm. $10
FEB. 27
Imperial Swing Dance with St. Louis’ favorite  Marcell Strong & the Apostles. 
Doors  open 7:30pm. Dancing 8:30-12:30am. Adm. $10
MAR.  5
Ballroom Dancing with 24 piece orchestra  SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY Dance Band     Doors open 7:30pm  Dance Lessons 7:45-8:30 by Stan & Linda of St. Charles Community College    Music 8:30-11:30pm. Adm. $10
MAR.  6
60’S, 70’S & 80’S Old Time Rock ‘n Roll with THE YOUNGER BROTHERS
Doors  open 7:30pm. Dancing 8:30-12:30am. Adm. $10 ($2 off w/swing card)
MAR.  12
MAR.  13
Swing Dance with 2 bands, MISS JUBILEE & THE HUMDINGERS
Doors open 7:30pm. Dance lesson 8-8:30 Music until 12:30am. Adm. $10
MAR. 14
MEXICAN DANCE   Bands to be announced
MAR.  19
Ballroom Dancing with 18 piece orchestra  THE SECOND GENERATION
Doors open 7:30pmDance Lessons 7:45-8:30    Music 8:30-11:30pm.   Adm.  $10

Check out our web site for changes & specials
MAR. 20
Swing Dance Night with  HUDSON & THE HOODOO CATS playing Rock-A-Billy Swing. Doors Open 7:30pm. Dance Lesson 8-8:30 Music til 12:00am  Adm. $10
MAR. 26
Ballroom Dancing with 24 piece orchestra  THE ORIGINAL KNIGHTS OF SWING     Doors open 7:30pm  Dance Lessons 7:45-8:30    Music 8:30-11:30pm. Adm. $10
MAR. 27
MAR. 28
MEXICAN DANCE   Bands to be announced
APR.  2
APR.  3
APR.  9
Ballroom Dancing with the 24 piece orchestra  THE GATEWAY CITY BIG BAND     Doors open 7:30pm  Dance Lessons 7:45-8:30    Music 8:30-11:30pm. Adm. $10
APR. 10
Old time Rock ‘n Roll and West Coast Swing with THE RHYTHM ROCKERS   Doors open 7:30pm. Dancing 8:30-12:30am. Admission $10  Groups Welcome
APR. 11
MEXICAN DANCE   Bands to be announced
APR. 16
Ballroom Dancing with 18 piece orchestra  THE SECOND GENERATION
Doors open 7:30pmDance Lessons 7:45-8:30    Music 8:30-11:30pm.   Adm.  $10
APR. 17
60’S, 70’S & 80’S Old Time Rock ‘n Roll with THE YOUNGER BROTHERS
Doors  open 7:30pm. Dancing 8:30-12:30am. Adm. $10 ($2 off w/swing card)
APR. 23
Ballroom Dancing with 24 piece orchestra  THE ORIGINAL KNIGHTS OF SWING     Doors open 7:30pm  Dance Lessons 7:45-8:30    Music 8:30-11:30pm. Adm. $10
APR. 24
Swing Dance Night with  HUDSON & THE HOODOO CATS playing Rock-A-Billy Swing. Doors Open 7:30pm. Dance Lesson 8-8:30 Music til 12:00am  Adm. $10
APR. 25
MEXICAN DANCE   Bands to be announced
APR. 30
Ballroom Dancing with 18 piece orchestra  AMBASSADORS OF SWING
Doors open 7:30pmDance Lessons 7:45-8:30    Music 8:30-11:30pm.   Adm.  $10

KDHX fundraiser at 2720 tonight!

Start Time:
  Wednesday, February 17, 2010 at 8:00pm
End Time:
  Thursday, February 18, 2010 at 1:00am
2720 Cherokee
Saint Louis, MO

KDHX FM 88.1 Benefit @ 2720
"The Whole Earth Nuclear Ukulele Orchestra"
"A night of Grateful Dead music played on ukuleles"

Featuring members of:
Jakes Leg
Grateful Bobs
Naked Groove

also appearing:
Lee Kram
Heather Barth
Johnny Vegas
Rick Rahmberg
St. Louis Hoop Club
and many more…

Come out and show your support for St. Louis’ Community Radio station, KDHX 88.1FM, and witness the transformation of 2720 - a 14,000 square ft. oasis of arts, music and culture in the historic Cherokee neighborhood downtown.

Ages: 18+
$8 suggested donation

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Loyal Family this weekend Part the Second

Says Loyal Family:

2720 is the spot to be after the Mardi Gras parade in Soulard! Performances by Messy Jiverson, Euforquestra, Spankalicious, Thump, Alpaca, and Marty Party (of PANTyRAiD).
MESSY JIVERSON (basement psychedelic)
Messy is on a mission this year to hit the road hard in support of their latest release, ROWC, available for free download at Inspired by the sounds of dusty vinyl, dirty guitars, dangerous drum breaks and dynamic synthesizers, the band explores elements of funk, hip-hop, rock and soul in their completely original style. Heavily influenced by the loop digga movement and decades of musical history, Messy Jiverson is psychedelic rock with a hip-hop flair and hard dance beats.
EUFORQUESTRA (afro-beat, reggae, funk from Fort Collins, CO)
Known for their diverse sound and eclectic repertoire, covering a number of traditional and progressive sounds ranging from (but not limited to) reggae, dub, afrobeat and samba to ska, highlife, funk and jazz. You can also download their new album for free online at
THUMP (crunk, dubstep, hip hop) Back home from SF for a limited time only, catch him while you can. Thump sets are always a treat, filled with dance party surprises!
The MartyParty live performance is an intense journey that pulls together gorgeous instrumental, bass heavy songs, and overlays these with acapellas and samples played live. The result is a truly “crunky” and “hypy” experience like no other. Marty partnered with Josh Mayer (Ooah) of the infamous Glitch Mob, to form PANTyRAiD. MartyParty can be heard streaming at where he streams all of his original compositions as he writes them, before any remixing or collaboration.
SPANKALICIOUS (glitch-hop, dubstep, crunk) Focusing on music that makes the masses bounce… The high energy that Spank brings to the stage creates the ultimate party vibe! Be sure to download a copy of Connector Presents: SPANKALICOUS – The Glitchy Hippie Chronicles.
ALPACA (Columbia, MO) glitch-hop & dubstep w/ live psychedelic visuals. Think dirty bass, thin-sliced, tweaked-out, brain tickling jams, smashing hybrid Serato/Ableton sets. Peep the recent mixtape, a guest spot on FSTZ’s (K.C.MO) Rogue Dub Radio on Dubstep.FM.
18+ $7 in advance 5pm-1am

2720 Cherokee

2720 Cherokee St
St. Louis, MO 63118
(314) 276-2700

Loyal Family this weekend Part the First


Says Loyal Family:

THE HEATERS bringing the heat with a night of Mardi Gras inspired music.
The fabled MKPH of St. Louis announces to all that the city’s Champion Krewe shall be hosting the mysteries and delights of its 2010 Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball on Friday, February 12, commencing at 8PM and featuring a legendary band from St.Louis, THE HEATERS. Famed as the virtual house-band for many years at the Broadway Oyster Bar, for this event they are bringing a night of music fit for Mardi Gras, augmented by a horn section and special guest artists. FM 88.1 KDHX/club DJ The Soul Selector, Papa Ray, will be also spinning music this evening for the proper vibe of 2010; all of this, at St. Louis’ newest alternative venue for music culture and co-mingling, 2720 Cherokee.
Amazingly, tickets are just $10.00 for this night! Tickets will be available at the door, and attendance is limited. Come and co-mingle with St. Louis’ most awarded Mardi Gras Krewe, as they prepare for the next day’s parade: be sure to see The Mystic Knights on the battle-field of Saturday the 13th, when their float and walkers go out and thrill the thousands of attendees as they have done for more than 20 years.
The Champion Krewe, celebrating 2010 at their Masquerade Ball.
As is often heard and said in Jamaica, Respect Is Due…
8pm 21+ $10

2720 Cherokee

2720 Cherokee St
St. Louis, MO 63118
(314) 276-2700

Devil at the Confluence at the Archive

From The Archive:

The Archive is thrilled to celebrate a beautiful new book examining the history of the blues music in Saint Louis, Devil at the Confluence. Meet the author Kevin Belford and enjoy this rich musical heritage with a performance by Bob Case.

This is exactly the type of cross-disciplinary event we are looking to host. Powerful local history in music, words, and art.

Friday, February 19, 2010
7:00pm - 10:00pm
the Archive
3213-3215 Cherokee Street
Saint Louis, MO

beverlyear 2010 exhibtion 2 at Fort Gondo

On display at Fort Gondo February 13-28, 2010 will be LUEKEN KRAFT YANG, mixed media by Brittany Leuken, Bridget Kraft and Beverly Yang.

This is exhibition 2 in the beverlyear 2010 series.

Opening reception Saturday, February 13, 6:00 -10:00 p.m.

Fort Gondo
3151 Cherokee Street
St. Louis, MO 63118

A Saturday full of music at Foam

Saturday, February 20, the place to hear great music -- as it often is -- is Foam.

In the afternoon, catch a set from Chris Johnson, about whom Riverfront Times and No Depression critic Roy Kasten has written: "Johnson plays well, but his music is rarely pretty: his worn, almost Tom Waitsian voice spades through earthy, witty songs, and his banged up but beautiful Gibson rings with a raw thwack and sting that may hail from the blues but also sounds like nothing else in town."

That show is Saturday, February 20 from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Stick around (or come back again later) that evening for Jenny Kavanaugh, whose music has gotten its own share of props, including this: “Kavanaugh’s exceptional, beckoning voice…offers a refreshing break from rock’s more assaultive sounds…. You could listen to that enchanting voice for hours.” – St. Louis Magazine

Jenny's show is Saturday, February 20, 9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

3359 S. Jefferson Ave.  (at Cherokee)
Saint Louis, MO, 63118
Phone: 314.772.2100

STYLEhouse Open House February 13

This Saturday night, STL-Style is opening our heart and our doors for our one true love — the beautiful City of Saint Louis.  Swing by STYLEhouse, have a drink, mingle, and do some last-minute Valentine's Day shopping!  We'll be printing made-to-order shirts, hoodies, track jackets, onesies, undies, totes and whatever else your heart (or sweetheart) desires! 

You know you want to get some...

3155 Cherokee Street
Saturday, Feb. 13th


While you're in the neighborhood, make sure to pop into Fort Gondo next door for a fine arts fix!

See you Saturday night on Cherokee Street, where love is always in the air...

Upcoming show at Boots - International Artist in Residence Wilhelm Neußer

Boots Contemporary Art Space is pleased to announce the 2009/2010 International Artist in Residence, Wilhelm Neußer.

BIRDHOUSEINCATTREE February 19 – March 2010

Opening Reception
February 19, 6:30pm -10:00pm

For his upcoming show at Boots, opening February 19, 2010, Neußer embarks on an unusual expedition in the wild world of domesticated animals. With the notion of "bird house in cat tree" the artist presents the animal lover as architect, thereby revealing our desire to construct nature.

about Wilhelm Neußer
Wilhelm Neußer lives and works in Cologne, Germany. He studied with sculptor Harald Klingelhöller at the Karlsruhe Academy of Fine Arts. His work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions and in 2007 he was awarded the prestigious ZVAB Phönix art prize for emerging artists.

Boots Contemporary Art Space
2307 Cherokee St.
St Louis, MO  63118

Friday, February 5, 2010

Future Rock + Prepschool (Live P.A.) tonight at 2720 Cherokee

“Future Rock is electronic sensory overload. The trio has steadily been touring the US, electrifying audiences and developing a dedicated following during their journey. Their legendary late night performances at festivals and after-parties have quickly confirmed their status at the top of the live electronic scene. Coupled with an explosive light show, FR certifies an unparalleled multi-sense experience. The Chicago-based trio exhibits an uncommon grasp of minimalist, yet visceral, rock. Skillfully manipulating live loops, synthesizers, filters and an electronic drum kit, the trio succeeds in creating a larger-than-life sound that sends crowds into frenzies.” –
18+ $10 ($3 minor surcharge) 9pm-1am

2720 Cherokee

2720 Cherokee St
St. Louis, MO 63118
(314) 276-2700

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

ArtDimensions' Monthly Artist Networking Meeting tonight

All are welcome to the Artist Networking Meeting Wednesday, February 3 at 7:00 p.m. at ArtDimensions' NEW Gallery and Studios, 2720 Cherokee St.

  • Learn about upcoming opportunities at ArtDimensions
  • Meet other Artists
  • Share your news of upcoming exhibits and art related events

Meeting continues til about 9:00 p.m., refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Sale and live music at Firecracker this Saturday

This Saturday, February 6,Valentine Sale at Firecracker from 11-3. Cards, gift boxes, journals, posters, and FREE music from the Bottoms Up Blues Gang at noon. 

More info from Firecracker:

As you look to your weekend, plan on stopping by the Firecracker Press for our biggest SALE yet! This Saturday, 2/6/10, we'll be OPEN from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.! This SALE is ONE DAY ONLY!

Over half of our posters will be marked down by 50%! Cards and stationery discounted up to 50% original price!

It's also the perfect day to get a Valentine for your sweetheart! We have new Valentine cards that are the perfect way to tell anyone how you feel — do something special — buy local and handmade!

There's MORE!!! THE BOTTOM'S UP BLUES GANG of St. Louis will be putting on a FREE performance for all ages! We designed and printed an exclusive  and limited edition poster for the BUBG - it will be on sale tomorrow only! Hurry in to get yours, and I'm sure Jeremy and Kari would sign it for you!

The Firecracker Press
2838 Cherokee Street
St. Louis, MO  63118


First Official Day of Business TONIGHT - The Archive is Open

February 2 is our first day open for business.

This will begin our regular store hours, to kick it off we'll be previewing a film starting at 8 p.m. The film is a beautiful tapestry of Haitian Voodoo, dance and music.

Come join us.

Also, check the website for our new hours and news on upcoming events:

    Tuesday, February 2, 2010
    5:30pm - 10:00pm
    3215 Cherokee