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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, March 3-12, 2016

Photo: The Lumninary's Lot 29

Below is a list of upcoming activities for Benton Park West area residents.

Julie Weinberger: Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Saturday, March 5 from 7:00-10:00 pm, Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts, 3151Cherokee

Solo show of sculptural and installation work by St. Louis-based artist Julie Weinberger. Facebook Invite

Kat Reynolds: Ask Her How's She's Doing

Saturday, March 5 from 7:00-10:00 pm, Beverly, 3153 Cherokee

Solo show of photographic work by St. Louis-based artist Kat Reynolds. Facebook Invite

Black Cinema Club

Sunday, March 6 at 3:00 pm, Blank Space, 2847 Cherokee

Black Cinema Club is a monthly gathering held on the first Sunday of every month for those with an appreciation for film and black culture.Each month we'll show a film significant to the black experience: culturally, socially, and politically. There will be a post-screening discussion that digs into the synopsis, themes, and subject of the film.Think of it as a book club...but with movies.Oh's FREE! So, come join us! March's Feature: Let the Fire Burn. Facebook Invite

Tower Grove Park Lecture Series: Jefferson Barracks in the Era of Henry Shaw

Sunday, March 6 at 3:00 pm, Stupp Center, Tower Grove Park (Corner of Grand/Arsenal)

Our March lecture is presented by Danny Gonzales, St. Louis County Parks Historian at Jefferson Barracks. Danny's lecture will be on "Jefferson Barracks in the Era of Henry Shaw." Please join us! If you have questions, please contact Megan in the Friends office at 314-771-4424 or

Monday Clean Up

Monday, March 7 at 9:00 am, 3678 S Broadway

We have some volunteers coming from the Epworth Group to help us clean up the neighborhood. Who's off on Mondays? Facebook Invite

Zumba Classes

Mondays at 6:00-7:00 pm, Curby Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2621 Utah

Curby Church will host Zumba classes on Mondays at 6:00 pm and Thursday at 1:30 pm (starting March 10) at $5.00 a session. For more info 314-771-0242.

Gravois Park Block Link Meeting

Tuesday, March 8 at 6:00 pm, 3353 California

Rita Ford, President of Gravois Park Block Link will share the latest news for Gravois Park. This meeting will focus on crime and safety issues. If you would like to be added to the meeting agenda, please contact Rita at 314-664-3425 or Facebook Invite

Womyn's Herstory Month Series: Launching with Artistry and Motherhood

Wednesday, March 9 at 5:30 pm, Yeyo Arts, 2907 S. Jefferson

A panel discussion series celebrating the diverse work of womyn in the arts. March 9 is Launching with Artistry and Motherhood featuring Treasure Shields, Sukanya Mani, and Eugenia Alexander. Facebook Invite

Lot 49 Contemporary Art Auction + Benefit

Friday, March 11 from 6:00-11:00 pm, The Luminary, 2701 Cherokee

All proceeds go to the artists and to support The Luminary’s forward-thinking initiatives including exhibitions, residency and studio programs, and new residency housing. Tickets are $50 for the VIP Cocktail Reception + Auction Preview from 6 to 8pm, followed by the public event from 8 to 11pm with a $10 suggested donation. Facebook Invite

Tenth Life Trivia Night

Saturday, March 12 from 6:00-9:00 pm, IBEW Hall, 5850 Elizabeth Ave

Tenth Life is so excited to be hosting its Sixth Annual Tenth Life Trivia Night! The event will be emceed by the great Cat and Steve Pick of KDHX and will include ten rounds of trivia, as well as a few bonus rounds. For those who need a little extra intellectual help, mulligans will be available for purchase ... don't forget to bring cash! Facebook Invite


RVSTL Rehabbers Club Tour of BPW, Saturday, March 19 at 9:30 am

Five Star Senior Center's Annual Fish Fry Fundraiser, Friday, March 25 from 11:00-7:00 pm

Easter Eggstravaganza, Saturday, March 26 at 10:00 am, Gravois Park

Benton Park West Dog Park Seasonal Grand Opening, Saturday, April 9 from 10:00-12:00 pm, Utah

Cinco de Mayo - Cherokee Street, Saturday May 7 from 11:00-9:00 pm, Cherokee (between Ohio and Nebraska)

IndiHop 2016, Saturday, May 21 from 1:00-7:00 pm, Various locations on Cherokee


A special THANK YOU to The Porch sponsors:

Buddha Body and Bath

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

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