Weekly Porch: Area Activities, December 1-10, 2016
Photo: Cherokee Street Cookie Spree, featuring Krampus and Santa Claus.
Below is a list of upcoming activities in or around Benton Park West, a Cherokee Neighborhood.
Friday, December 2 from 5:30-8:30 pm, St. Francis Cabrini Academy, 3022 Oregon
This fundraiser for 9th Ward Alderman Ken Ortmann will have beer, soda, and a sampling of several styles of chili and lots of fun. For ticket prices and more info, please visit the Facebook Invite
Exhibit Opening - Kristin Cassidy: Imprints & Other Fugitive Forms
Friday, December 2 from 7:00-10:00 pm, South City Art Supply, 1926 Cherokee
We're delighted to host a solo show for our friend and neighbor Kristin Cassidy. Her sculptures and assemblages are made from wildly mixed media—plaster, rust, Mississippi River artifacts, maybe something from her rock collection. Facebook Invite
Print Bazaar on Cherokee
Saturday, December 3 from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm, Cherokee
Print Bazaar on Cherokee provides holiday shoppers with the unique opportunity to complete their shopping lists, support both artists and the local economy and celebrate the singular joy and intimacy of the rigorously handmade. For more details, please visit the Facebook Invite.
Cherokee Street Cookie Spree
Saturday, December 3 and Sunday, December 4 from 11:00-4:00 pm, Cherokee
The entire street will be buzzing with local musicians and carolers, silly photo-op stops, trolley rides, and of course Santa and his scary pal, Krampus. Shop local again this year and collect complimentary cookies along the way. Facebook Invite
Peace on Earth: a Holiday Gathering
Saturday, December 3 from 3:00-5:00 pm, Love Bank Park
Bring the entire family as we'll be roasting marshmallows and hot dogs, hanging minor decorations, and trimming two holiday trees. These trees will be staked at Love Bank and are for the community to place ornaments as they see fit. Facebook Invite
Spoked Bikes' 2 Year Birthday
Saturday, December 3 from 7:00-10:00 pm, Spoked Bikes & Stuff, 2716 Cherokee
Spoked Bikes & Stuff is 2 years old!! Let's celebrate! Buy 1 get 1 half off everything!* DJ Boogieman, 4 Hands cans - $5 cash donation, Champagne Toast, and Piñata Smash Off. This is a free event. Facebook Invite
St. Louis Krampusnacht Pub Crawl 2016
Saturday, December 3 from 6:00-12:00 pm, Cherokee
Join our Krampus herd as we stomp down Cherokee Street, terrorizing every bar in our path. We'll kick off at 6 pm at Yaquis. The crawl will proceed to The B-Side, Earthbound Beer, Whiskey Ring and finally Fortune Teller, where we will have a costume contest with some Krampus goodies to award to the best costumes! Facebook Invite
Gravois Park Trash Pickup and Social Hour
Sundays from 9:30-10:30 am, Gravois Park, 3200 Potomac
Each Sunday, get to know your neighbors and help make YOUR neighborhood park a better place to play! We'll pick up litter in and around the park while talking and getting to know each other.
Black Cinema Club
Sunday, December 4 from 3:00-6:00 pm, Blank Space, 2847 Cherokee
Think of it as a book club...but with movies. IT'S FREE AND OPEN TO ALL!!! December's Feature:"Black Jesus" Facebook Invite
Mondays, Curby Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2621 Utah
Curby Church will host Zumba classes on Mondays at 6:00 pm for $3-5.00 a session. For more info 314-771-0242.
BPW Dog Park Christmas Party
Saturday, December 10 from 1:00-3:00 pm, 3300 Nebraska
Gondo Poetry 41: Jennifer Kronovet and Rodrigo Toscano
Saturday, December 10 from 7:00-10:00 pm, Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts, 3151 Cherokee
Please join us for the final reading of the gondo poetry series. Facebook Invite
Holiday Pop-Up Shop, Sunday, December 11 from 11:00 am - 6:00 pm, 2720 Cherokee
3rd District Police Officers' Christmas Party, Thursday, December 15 from 6:00-9:00 pm, Five Star Senior Center, 2832 Arsenal
Christmas Caroling, Sunday, December 18 from 1:45-4:00 pm, Gravois Park, 3200 Potomac
A special THANK YOU to The Porch sponsors:
Five Star Senior Center
Curby Memorial Presbyterian Church
Lafayette Park United Methodist Church
Auto Bargain Center - Used Cars and Trucks
Nadar's and Sons
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.