Weekly Porch: Area Activities, April 6-15, 2017

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

Cats & Mats - Yoga Class

Thursday, April 6 from 6:00-7:00 pm, Tenth Life, 3202 Cherokee

Curious cats and kittens make for a fun yoga experience. A fundraiser like this one not only introduces more people to the work of Tenth Life while directly supporting it, it helps to socialize the cats who live there, as well. This is an open level yoga class. You only need a mat and a love of cats to participate! Facebook Invite

Free First Friday

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

Join us this Friday as we open The Attic, our newest workspace on the 3rd floor. The Attic is a casual workspace with modern furnishings, a variety of work areas, low ceilings, lots of natural light, exposed brick, artwork by Jason Spencer and Jacob Berkowitz, and a clear view of the arch.We’ll have bagels from Gooseberries and Kaldi’s will be on hand with coffee tastings at 10am. We’ll be snapping a few photos to use for promotion of the space - and we’d love to have you in them! Facebook Invite

Original Topographies

Friday, April 7 from 7:00-10:00 pm, South City Art Supply, 1926 Cherokee

Original Topographies is a solo exhibition of new and old paintings by Honna Veerkamp. Fascinated by maps, both real and imagined, Veerkamp shows us a gentler way of claiming space. Join us for our opening reception in South City Art Supply's atrium gallery. Speak with the artist and enjoy a quiet evening surrounded by her artwork. We'll have wine and other goodies too. Free admission. Facebook Invite

Neighborhood Pride Garden Clean Up

Saturday, April 8 from 9:00-12:00 pm, Neighborhood Pride Garden, 3500 Pennsylvania

It's that time of year again! We need to clean, weed, mow, and plant the Gravois Park Neighborhood Pride Garden. Please bring yourself and friend! Facebook Invite


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

In support of the People’s Joy Parade!, JoyRitaSTL is a margarita contest on Cherokee Street! Purchase your ticket at any participating venue and sample Cherokee's BEST MARGARITAS and at the end of your tour, vote for your favorite! The fundraiser was created to support the People's Joy Parade! 21+ please. Only $20.00 a ticket, credit cards and cash accepted. Facebook Invite

Opening Reception: Taking Shape Photography by D. Eric Baggett

Saturday, April 8 from 7:00-9:00 pm, Drew Henry Salon & Gallery, 2309 Cherokee

Taking Shape explores the world through high contrast black and white, forgoing detail for shadow, mass and emotional impact. It examines the everyday geometry of the world both static and fluid and the feelings that lurk beneath. www.ericbaggett.com Music by DVDN ALT. 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.

Non-Binary Clothing Swap

Sunday, April 9 from 2:00-5:00 pm, Yelo Arts, 2907 S. Jefferson

Bring your clothes that you don't wanna wear anymore (that exist within a reasonably acceptable condition, like holes are fine but try and stay away from stains). The clothes will be loosely organized and everyone will have the chance to pick through each others treasures and leave with some new things! Also if you don't have clothes to bring or dropped off a box to a thrift store don't worry, you aren't required to bring anything in order to pick through the loot!