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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, March 16-25, 2017

Below is a list of upcoming activities in or around Benton Park West, a Cherokee Neighborhood.

Cherokee Station Business Association Meeting

Thursday, March 16 at 5:30 pm, Nebula, 3407 S. Jefferson

Cherokee Station Business Association Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 5:30 pm. All business owners, residents, property owners, and anyone with an interest in Cherokee are welcome and encouraged to attend. Facebook Invite

Benton Park West Neighborhood Association Meeting

Thursday, March 16 at 7:00 pm, Five Star Senior Center, 2832 Arsenal

Please join us to hear the neighborhood news and have a chance in interact with your neighbors, 3rd District police, aldermen and NSO. We will review upcoming events and activities. All residents, business men and women, developers, landlords and other friends are welcome. For more details, please visit our Events page or Facebook Invite.

Opening: Laurel Panella: In Suspension

Friday, March 17 from 6:00-9:00 pm, Reese Gallery, 3410 Wisconsin

Painter Laurel Panell's exhibition, IN SUPSPENSION, is an exploration of volition and surrender. This exhibition is free ​and open to the public. Facebook Invite

Curby Church's Family Movie Night

Friday, March 17 at 7:00 pm, Curby Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2621 Utah

Curby hosts a FREE Family Movie Night, of inspirational and encouraging movies, every 3rd Friday @ 7:00 pm with FREE popcorn, snacks and water. For more info 314-771-0242.

Benton Park West Litter Clean Up and Social Hour

Saturday, March 18, from 9:00-10:00 am, Love Bank Park, Cherokee @ Nebraska

Help beautify our neighborhood and meet your neighbors! We will start our first monthly litter clean up this Saturday at Love Bank Park (at the corner of Cherokee and Nebraska). Each month we will be cleaning up a different area of our neighborhood. These clean up days will be the Saturday's following the BPW neighborhood meeting. Trash bags will be provided from Operation Bright Side. Feel free to bring gloves or anything else as needed. Everyone is welcome for any amount of time. Hope to see you Saturday morning! For more information, please visit our Events page or Facebook Invite.

Rise & Scream 2017 (International Institute fundraiser)

Saturday, March 18 from 3:00 pm - 1:00 am, 2720 Cherokee

Bringing people together to celebrate the rich, multiculturalism that makes St. Louis such a wonderful place to live. Incorporating music and art on a local level to enrich the lives of those who come from abroad. We welcome everyone to enjoy a feast of the senses! Two stages! 19 musical acts! Art Installations! Raffles! DJs! Catering! All for only $10 admission! All Ages* Facebook Invite

German Cultural Society's Trivia Night

Saturday, March 18 from 6:00-9:00 pm, German Cultural Society of St. Louis, 3652 S. Jefferson

Only $160.00 per table (8 players per table maximum). Admission includes soda and snacks. For reservations contact: Helga Thalheimer 314-544-3990 or email: Silent Auction, raffle, 50/50 drawing, Heads or Tails, and surprises! 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.

Zumba Classes

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.

Lot 49 Contemporary Art Auction + Benefit

Friday, March 24 from 7:00-11:00 pm, The Luminary, 2701 Cherokee

Lot 49 is a unique artist-centric auction initiated and shaped by artists as an annual fundraiser for The Luminary and a direct means of support for artists in the region and beyond. The interactive auction will feature acclaimed artists nominated by their peers, with participating artists receiving 51% of all proceeds and the remaining 49% going to support our ambitious programs - hence the name, Lot 49. The auction will include one-of-a-kind works by over 50 artists in a variety of mediums. For more info and ticket pricing, please visit the Facebook Invite

Pop Up Shop at B-Side

Friday, March 24 from 8:00-11:59 pm, The B-Side, 2709 Cherokee

Come check out the diviest bar with the friendliest staff, a bunch of dope art, books, sex toys, and some yummy herbal products. For a list of vendors, please visit the Facebook Invite

Blank Space 5 Year Anniversary Weekend

Friday, March 24-Sunday, March 26, Blank Space, 2847 Cherokee

Wow. Five years y'all. Can't really believe it. From the conversations we've been having, neither can anyone else. In typical fashion, we will gather, give thanks, reminisce, and party with the best artists in the city. We're selling tickets early this year cuz we may sell out! $10 adv (each day) $12 Doors. Facebook Invite

Spring Up - Indoor Music + Art Festival

Friday, March 24-Sunday, March 26, 2720 Cherokee

Please join us for an inaugural Spring Up Indoor Music & Art Festival hosted inside and outside of 2720 Cherokee Performing Arts Center. We are featuring two nights of live music from Satsang + Chase Makai (of Nahko and Medicine for the People) + many more artists each night. Additionally at this event there will be Live Music Inside & Outside, Live Art & Visual Experiences, Workshops & Education, Family Friendly & All Ages, Yoga & Meditation, Craft Vendors & Food Vendors, Community Potluck Dinner, Film Screening(s), Childrens' Activities & Family Friendly Atmosphere. For more details and ticket info, please visit the Facebook Invite.

Transcending the Spectrum 4

Saturday, March 25 at 3:00 pm, Westminster Press, 3156 Cherokee

The Metro Trans Umbrella Group is pleased to present,"Transcending the Spectrum", the 4th annual LGBTQIA art exhibition and fundraiser at Westminster Press, which will run through May 12th. Please join us for an exciting exhibition featuring works of art by St. Louis area LGBTQIA artists. Food and drink will be on hand. This event is open to everyone. Facebook Invite


  • Marine Villa Neighborhood Association Meeting, Monday, March 27 at 7:00 pm, Irish Corner Pub, 1900 Cherokee

  • Free First Friday, Friday, April 7 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Nebula, 3407 S. Jefferson

  • JoyRitaSTL, Saturday, April 8 from 12:00-4:00 pm, C.A.M.P., 3026 Cherokee

  • Easter Eggstravaganza, Saturday, April 15 from 10:00-12:00 pm, Gravios Park, 3200 Potomac

  • BPW Dog Park Spring Fling: Season Opener, Saturday, April 15 at 1:00 pm, BPW Dog Park

  • BPW Spring Alley Clean Up, Saturday, April 22

  • Cherokee-Lemp History Walk, Sunday, April 23 from 11:00-4:00 pm, Antique Row - Cherokee

  • Cherokee Street Cinco de Mayo Festival, Saturday, May 6 from 11:00am - 10:00 pm, Cherokee between Nebraska and Jefferson

  • IndiHop, Saturday, May 20 from 1:00-7:00 pm, Cherokee


A special THANK YOU to The Porch sponsors:

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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