Weekly Porch: Area Activities, August 27-September 4, 2015
As The Porch Review (BPW newsletter) is printed quarterly, we'll post upcoming activities on Thursdays through the "Weekly Porch." If there's an area activity that you'd like to have included, please send your activity details to email@example.com.
Below is a list of upcoming activities for Benton Park West area residents.
Cherokee Neighborhoods Happy Hour
Thursday, August 27 from 6:00-8:00 pm, Johnny Walkers San Loo, 3211 Cherokee
On the fourth Thursday of January through October, count on checking out new businesses and neighborhood classics. From the bustling Cherokee Street to the favorite corner bars tucked deep in the neighborhoods, we plan to visit them all! Facebook Invite
LAB: Last in the American League
Friday, August 28 at 8:00 pm, The Luminary, 2701 Cherokee
The Luminary's musician-led project series, LAB, returns Friday, August 28 with Last in the American League. Tickets are $5 dos / adv. Doors at 8:00 pm, show 9:00 pm. Facebook Invite
Book Making at McKinley Meadows
Saturday, August 29 from 10-2 pm, McKinley Meadows, 2257 Missouri
In this FREE workshop participants will learn two basic book making techniques using the pamphlet stitch and leave with 2 small books of their own and instructions to make more at home. All materials provided but participants are encouraged to bring papers to personalize their books.To sign up email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Festival of Nations 2015
Saturday, August 29 from 10-7 pm and Sunday, August 30 from10-6 pm, Tower Grove Park
A multi-ethnic celebration featuring dance, music, food, cultural and educational exhibits, folk art demonstrations, and craft market. Presented by the International Institute and 125 community organizations. The event will take place nearest S. Grand and Arsenal. A free shuttle service will be available throughout the Park. www.festivalofnationsstl.org
St. Louis Swap Meet
Sunday, August 30 from 10:00 am-3:00 pm at the Lemp Brewery, Cherokee @ Lemp
Various vendors participate in this open-air swap meet. http://stlswapmeet.com
Monday, August 31 at 5:00 pm, Curby Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2621 Utah
Curby Church will host nutrition classes on Mondays until September 18. These sessions are FREE. For more info 314-771-0242.
Monday, August 31 at 6:30 pm, Curby Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2621 Utah
Curby Church will host Zumba classes on Mondays. The cost is $5.00 a session. For more info 314-771-0242.
Free Ceramics Class
Saturday, September 5 from 2:00-4:00 pm, Intersect Art Center, 3636 Ohio
Taught by MFA Raleigh Gardiner, classes run Sept 5-Dec 12. You do not have to be present for all classes; feel free to come check it out at any time! This class will be loose in structure, but will include hand building as well as wheel throwing techniques with lots of time for experimentation, practice, and in-depth learning as students desire! Free and Open to the community! www.intersectstl.org
Benton Park Concert Series
Sunday, September 6 from 3:00-6:00 pm, Benton Park, 3100 S. Jefferson
All concerts are FREE and take place in the beautiful Benton Park (Corner of Arsenal & Jefferson). Food, drink and Benton Park gear will be available for purchase. Visit bpnastl.org for details.
Photo: International Institute's Festival of Nations