Wednesday, August 25, 2010

A Lifetime of Color benefitting MCC hosted by PHD Gallery

Please join us this Friday, August 27th at 7PM
for the opening reception of

The artwork of James Riddle

hosted by PHD Gallery
with 100% of all sales of Riddle's work benefiting
The Metropolitan Community Church
of Greater St. Louis (MCCGSL)

"Sometimes life feels bland, colorless, same-old same-old... What you 
need is an infusion of vibrancy, of playfulness, of loud, showy, 
colorful color — and the upcoming exhibition at the phd gallery has 
just the punch of pigment you crave." ~Alison Sieloff, RIVERFRONT TIMES

PHD Gallery
2300 Cherokee Street
St. Louis, MO 63118
(314) 664-6644
Noon to 4PM

Saturday, August 21, 2010

THROWBACK 2010: A Retro Runway & 90s Party tonight @ The Stable Loft

Today (August 21) at 7:00pm - Midnight

LocationThe Stable Loft
1821 Cherokee St.
Saint Louis, MO

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Miss Ohio Vintage shows off their 2010 Fall/Winter collection with special runway guests Binge & Purge. DJ Coreography, Vintage Luxe Photography and Cheapy Art provide other entertainment. The RFT and Eleven Magazine keep the party going.

The Stable Loft presents:
THROWBACK 2010: Retro Runway & 90s Party
Throwback is a vintage fashion show featuring St. Louis' best era-oriented trend specialists.

Miss Ohio Vintage and Binge & Purge present:
Beautiful Vintage Fashions showcasing items from their Fall/Winter 2010 Collections.
On-Site Shopping, 20% Discounts, Special VIP-only Discounts, Off-The-Runway Shopping
Best Dressed Contest, Raffle Prizes, VIP-only Door Prizes, Grab Bags
Live Models, Entertainment & More

Vintage Luxe Photography presents:
90s Photo Lounge
Special Event Photos
VIP Lounge Photography

90s Photo Lounge donated by Slackers CDs, Movies & Games

Cheapy Art Presents:
Live Painting
Silent Art Auction
Cheapy Art Raffle with prizes from all sponsors

Press Sponsors include:
Eleven Magazine
The Riverfront Times

Hair & Makeup by:
Students of Revlon St. Louis
Shaheera Bhutto of MAC

VIP Doors open @ 7pm.
Event Doors open @ 8pm.
Runway Show @ 9pm.
After Party immediately Following.
(*No upstairs entry from 9-9:40pm)

Friday, August 20, 2010

Spirit Jam Drum and Dance at the Archive, September 2

September 2 · 7:00pm - 10:00pm

LocationThe Archive
3215 Charokee Street
Saint Louis, MO

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Join us for an evening of drumming and dancing at the Archive every FIRST AND THIRD Thursday of the month.

Our next event is Thursday, September 2nd at 7pm

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 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!!!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Poetry Reading at the Firecracker Press Series 3

August 21 · 2:00pm - 4:00pm

LocationThe Firecracker Press
2838 Cherokee Street
Saint Louis, MO

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Join us for an exciting hybrid of poetry and printing. SATURDAY AUGUST 21st we’ll host readings of two St. Louis poets, Stefene Russell (Culture Editor at St. Louis Magazine) and Chris King (editor of The St. Louis American). 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, August 21st at 2 PM at The Firecracker Press.

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

Monday, August 16, 2010

Lord of the Yum Yum tonight at Cranky Yellow


We are so super excited to host Lord of the Yum Yum at Cranky Yellow on August 16, 2010! He’s apparently quite a character with his acapella antics and general popitude! We might have to step up our game to play with this master-mind of vintage prom attire! Not to mention the beef his biographical information discloses:
“Lord of the Yum-Yum is about giving some maximum happy feelings…feelings of innocence and yesteryear, in a happier time when live entertainers were still part of the world. The ‘Lord’ is about re-living your childhood through song and dance. Ridiculous in 2007!, Lord of the Yum-Yum sings grind/scat vocal versions of familiar classical pieces, remixes them up with beat-boxing and live electronic loop making techniques, all powered by a wireless mic and old school ruffle tuxedos…it IS the new rock alternative!
As a performer, Lord of the Yum-Yum aka Paul Velat has toured nationally with a concentration on the Midwest and since 1991, he has done many radio and television appearances as well as hundreds of performances around the greater Chicago area.”
So don’t miss it you butt-heads! August 16th, 2010 @ 8pm at Cranky Yellow! GET IT!

Cranky Yellow | 2847 Cherokee Street | Saint Louis, MO | 63118

Sparta Philharmonic TONIGHT @ Foam

Today (August 16) · 8:00pm - 10:00pm

LocationFoam Coffee & Beer
3359 S. Jefferson
Saint Louis, MO

More InfoA great duo we booked last minute from Philadelphia. Come give them some support while they tour the mid-west. See you tonight at 8! Oh, did I mention there is cello, cause there will be a cello.

Friday, August 13, 2010

STLSSS Presents a Super Secret Show tonight at Eleven Magazine

Today (August 13) at 11:00pm - Tomorrow at 1:00am

LocationEleven Magazine Office
2603 Cherokee Street (at Jefferson)

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11PM | $3 (plus donations)

So its not so secret anymore...but there still a secret band playing and you're going to have to come to find out who it is!

There will be a FREE keg of beer!
And there's a show starting at 8pm in FOAM (right below the Eleven office) which is FREE so make a night out of it!

Eleven HQ (2603 Cherokee St., St. Louis, MO 63118).  We figured that it would be a good idea to let you know at some point.  Doors at 10, band at around 11, and we’ll be pumping jams before and after.  Also, a keg from The Stable will make an appearance.  All that for a $3 (minimum) donation to the STLSSS!  And what band is playing, you may ask?  So many loose lips sink ships.

Type Nerds Unite!


SATURDAY, AUG. 14th - 2:00pm
Reserve your spot...
Type Nerds Unite! Did you know that many of your favorite typefaces were designed and cast in St. Louis in the late 1800s? Among other things St. Louis was a boiling cauldron of creative typecasting at the turn of the twentieth century.

Stop by The Firecracker Press on Saturday, August 14th at 2:00pm (that's tomorrow) as we invite local historian, Bob Mullen, to talk about his book and shed light on the subject of type. How was it made and who was making it? Bob will enlighten us and the dudes at Firecracker will be printing a type specimen using, DeVinne, a font designed and made at the Central Typefoundry in downtown StL.

Don't miss this rare opportunity. You'll get a handset, and handprinted type specimen with the cost of admission. And it's only $5.00!

TONIGHT: We're Wolf CD Release at Foam

Today (August 13) · 8:00pm - 11:00pm

LocationFoam Coffee & Beer 3359 S. Jefferson Ave, St. Louis, MO 63118

More InfoSleep in Sundays, Dubb Nubb, Fragile Farm and We're Wolf performing at the release of the We're Wolf cd.

Utah Green at Foam

August 20 · 9:00pm - 11:30pm

LocationFoam Coffee & Beer 3359 S. Jefferson Ave, St. Louis, MO 63118

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From the hills of western North Carolina, Utah Green follows her heart and soul on the musical journey that she has undertaken. Offering her passion for life's experiences and the songs that come as a result of them, Green's soulful folk sound has been heard from Asheville, North Carolina to Ketchikan, Alaska; New Orleans, Louisiana to San Cristobal de Las Casas in Mexico. Her light hearted sound and apprecitation for traditiona...l mountain and sea songs, Utah is a song painter, a story singer, a smile maker, and a tear jerker. Influenced by people of all walks, Utah finds inspiration through travel and performance. She seeks to communicate her stories through songs and smiling eyes.

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The Slinger at Foam

August 19 · 7:30pm - 9:00pm

LocationFoam: 3359 South Jefferson Avenue St Louis, MO

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A variety show extravaganza! Stories, interviews, skits, drinking games, and a live band!

Doors open at 7:00PM
Suggested donation of 5 dollah.


Band: Union Tree Review.

Angelo's horrible life monologue/drinking game.

Game: Last Words. Audience participation! Get ready to face the firing squad with something insightful or inspiring!

Fancy Quotes: Nathan Ford turns the dumbest, most offensive statements from politicians, actors, and random psychos into beautiful French verse!

Creepy Love Songs: Sung by a creepy puppet with a ukulele! Woo Hoo!

Interview: We've got a secret special guest coming. To be announced!

Open (Mystery) Mic. TONIGHT! Cheap, Cheap, Fun, Fun!! at The Archive

Free Event

There will be singing, there will be attempts at singing. There will be poetry, there will be attempts at poetry. There will be music, and there will be weird noises.

Open Mic. means your chance to be a star. Poetry, Music, Sound, Vibrations. No restrictions, only please not too crude. Unless your crudity has a redeeming artistic value. But not in front of the children.

Bring your musical instruments, poetry, and anything else you can think of, like refreshments.

See you there.

Today · 7:30pm - 9:30pm

LocationThe Archive Bookstore
3213-15 Cherokee St.
Saint Louis, MO

More InfoBring your performance to the open stage, acoustic, electric, spoken word etc. Sign up for your place on stage beginning at 7 pm Beverages available for moderate fee, and you can bring your own if you like.

TONIGHT: Aaron Kamm & The One Drops + The Seed! at 2720

TONIGHT: Aaron Kamm & The One Drops + The Seed! Doors 8pm / Show 9pm / 18+ / $7 ($3 minor surcharge)

Saint Louis, MO, 63118


Friday, August 6, 2010


August 14 · 7:00pm - 10:00pm

3156 Cherokee Street (at Compton)
Saint Louis, MO

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Also featuring Nicole Stevens in Drive-By: Swelter

The tall, west facing windows of the Drive By Gallery turn the enclosed space at Snowflake/Citystock into a temporary greenhouse during the summer months, where temperatures inside can reach well over 110° Fahrenheit. Starting mid-August, Nicole Stevens will install a burned sugar cast, mounted on a traditional display pedestal. Over the course of the exhibition, the heat and ...humidity in the space with cause the sticky organic mass to sweat and melt in tandem with the passersby outside.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

"Skin Trade" documentary screening at Cranky Yellow tonight

St. Louis Premiere of Skin Trade: What's your skin worth?

Today (August 5, 2010)· 8:00pm - 10:00pm

LocationCranky Yellow! 2847 Cherokee Street

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Film night @ Cranky yellow!

Join us for the St. Louis screening of the award-winning* documentary, Skin Trade by Shannon Keith:

What would you do if you found out the "faux" fur trim on your neck was really made of dog fur? How far will the fur industry go to get you to buy real fur? Skin Trade takes you on a journey from the birth of the fur industry as fashion through the current trends, misconceptions, and lies perpetrated upon unknowing consumers. Voices from the underground, celebrities, historians, native americans, activists, designers, fashion icons and experts weigh in on the current use of of fur as fashion, which inevitably begs the question, "Why are animals still being killed for fashion?"

Ever been to Cranky Yellow? If not, you're missing out! Cranky Yellow is a large scale cultural art experiment based in a collaborative, interactive and ever evolving

Stay after the film for a discussion and to brainstorm ways to be active for animals.

The film is free, but donations are welcome. We'll be donating to ARME (Animal Rescue, Media and Education). http://WWW.ARME.TV/
Started by animal rights attorney, Shannon Keith, in 2004, ARME works in conjunction with Uncaged Films to make documentary films that educate the public about animal abuse.

*The Los Angeles Movie Awards - 1st place, Best Documentary Feature and Best Director, Shannon Keith, as well as the Award of Merit at The Indie Fest!

CAMP Benefit - Variety Show Friday night

Friday, August 6 (tomorrow) · 7:00pm - 11:30pm

LocationCAMP 3026 Cherokee Avenue

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CAMP (Community Arts and Movement Project) is hosting a benefit show to keep the building open.

All ages/sober space please
Suggested donation is $10-20.

I Could Sleep In The Clouds
Ghosts I Have Been
Barely-free Partial Prisoners

City of Takers, Otto Modest and Pachyderm at Foam

August 14 · 9:00pm - 11:30pm

LocationFoam Coffee & Beer 3359 S. Jefferson Ave, St. Louis, MO 63118

MySpace Music profile for The Otto Modest. Download The Otto Modest Alternative / Indie / Shoegaze music singles, watch music videos, listen to free streaming mp3s, & read The Otto Modest's blog.
MySpace Music profile for Pachyderm. Download Pachyderm Experimental / Indie / Rock music singles, watch music videos, listen to free streaming mp3s, & read Pachyderm's blog.

Say what? Chocolate Class with Kakao Chocolate at the Firecracker Press!

Two great tastes that go great together.  Love Kakao, love The Firecracker Press.  What an unbeatable combination!:

From Firecracker's Facebook page:

August 28 · 2:00pm - 8:00pm

LocationThe Firecracker Press
2838 Cherokee Street
Saint Louis, MO

Created By

More InfoHandmade chocolate and prints – two things its hard not to love. Learn about the history, kinds and production of chocolate from Brian Pelletier of Kakao Chocolate while relaxing in the unique atmosphere of the Firecracker Press. If that's not enough, watch and learn about our antique presses and get a special printed surprise at the end of the class.

More info to come!

Chuck Costa + Beth Bombara at Foam

August 12 · 8:00pm - 10:00pm

LocationFoam Coffee & Beer 3359 S. Jefferson Ave (at Cherokee), St. Louis, MO 63118

Created By

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Chuck E. Costa is a fresh voice delivering an interesting mix of unique, intimate and honest songs. He draws on a range of influences creating music unfettered by time or place, defying common labels like "folk-pop." Chuck's songwriting explores subtle yet significant themes with the tacit goal of challenging his audiences to think (or re-think) about what may often be taken for granted and his honest enthusiasm continually perm...eates audiences at each live performance. Chuck's songwriting and performance skills have received national recognition from several festivals this year.
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Tonight at 2720: MODUB2

TONIGHT: MODUB2 hits 2720 Cherokee St - featuring Caspa w/ MC Rod Azlan, Spankalicious, Doombox, Nmezee & Cody Breeze! Doors 8pm / Show 8:30 / $20 ($3minor surcharge) / 18+ / 

Saint Louis, MO, 63118







Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Tonight at El Leñador: Fred Friction, Tommy Halloran and The Flea Bitten Dawgs at Stag Nite

Today (Wednesday, August 4) at 8:30pm - Tomorrow at 1:00am

LocationEl Leñador
3124 Cherokee (at Michigan)
Saint Louis, MO

More InfoFreddie, Tommy and his band and The Flea Bitten Dawgs are playing stag nite this wed nite.
Dollar Stag til midnite
Food and stuff
5 bucks

ArtD Monthly Artist Networking Meeting this evening at 7 pm

All are welcome to attend ArtDimensions' Monthly Artist Networking Meeting.

2720 Cherokee St. 63118


Next Exhibit will be "Seeing Green". Stop by for submittal info and be a part of it! This exhibit will feature a Saturday market for artists and farmers!!

more info

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Cheapy Tuesday tonight -- August 3 -- at 2720

2720 Cherokee TONIGHT: Cheapy Tuesday w/ 18andCounting, SlantE & Pah Je! Cool off with some cooool tunes and cold drinks / $4 cover / $2 drink specials / Doors 8pm Show 9pm / 21+

Monday, August 2, 2010

August 7 Poetry Reading at The Firecracker Press

August 7 · 2:00pm - 7:00pm

Locationthe Firecracker Press
2838 Cherokee Street
Saint Louis, MO

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Please join us Saturday, August 7 at 2 pm for our second printing and poetry hullabaloo. Listen to local poets Pam Garvey (author of the chapbook Fear) and Nicky Rainey (St. Louis rep at the National Poetry Slam 2009) read from a selection of their poetry above the rattle and clicks of our antique printing presses as we print a broadside of one of their poems. 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.

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

(A recap of Firecracker's last poetry reading event can be found here.)