Weekly Porch: Area Activities, August 3-13, 2017

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

BPW Dog Park Yappy Hour and Pool Party

Thursday, August 3 from 6:00-8:00 pm, BPW Dog Park, 3300 Nebraska

Open event for everyone to come splash in the pools, have some cool drinks and enjoy the park! We'll have drinks and snacks available for cash donation to help support the park! Facebook Invite

3rd Annual Shrimp Boil

Thursday, August 3 from 6:00-8:00 pm, Byrd & Barrel, 3422 S. Jefferson

They say 3rd time's a charm....well we're extremely excited to announce Saint Louis Hop Shop's 3rd Annual Shrimp Boil @ Byrd & Barrel featuring beers from 4 Hands Brewing Company. This Shrimp Boil is an Official St. Louis Craft Beer Week event and 1 of most exciting events we host all year. If you like sea food and sour beers don't miss your chance to try special made shrimp & andouille platters boiled in Passion Fruit Prussia & the rare tapping of Blueberry Passion Fruit Prussia! There will also be live music! NOTE: This event is kid friendly. Facebook Invite

Scott Pilgram Vs. The World Live Show and Screening

Thursday, August 3 from 7:00-11:55 pm, Bomb Door, Texas at Cherokee

Celebrate the awesomeness of Edgar Wright's SCOTT PILGRIM VS THE WORLD with a live performance and screening in the Bomb Door backyard on August 3! A band (featuring Brian McClelland, Katie Lindhurst, Alex McClelland, Sister Wizzard, Mic Boshans, Joe Taylor, and more) will be playing soundtrack stuff at 9 pm, followed by a screening of the film at 9:30 pm. Free and BYOB and stuff. Costumes encouraged! Facebook Invite

Nebula Free First Friday

Friday, August 4 from 10:00 am-4:00 pm, Nebula, 3401 S. Jefferson

Take a break from home or the coffee shop & drop-in to work with us in the Big Room or our new work space, The Attic. With modern furnishings, a variety of work spaces, lots of natural light, exposed brick, and a clear view of the arch, the Attic is the perfect place to get things done. The Big Room has private work stations, a conference table, & pool table - a great spot for an afternoon meeting!We’ll have bagels from Gooseberries and Kaldi's Coffee Roasting Co. coffee while they last.Free and open to the public! Facebook Invite

Opening Reception: Paintings and Crap by Rob Syers

Friday, August 4 from 7:00-10:00 pm, South City Art Supply, 1926 Cherokee

You could know Rob Syers from a million places. You may have seen his character Gumballhead the Cat on SKiN GRAFT Records releases, as a weekly strip in the Chicago Reader, and even on your beer bottle. Maybe you've seen him in his natural habitat, smoking outside a bar somewhere picking a fight with some goon.At this solo exhibition you'll find paintings, prints, comics, nudity, beer, the yellow cat, and also a dog or two. Bring your worst attitude and a hot date. Facebook Invite

Community and Resource Fair: Bringing Peace to the Streets

Saturday, August 5 from 10:00 am- 2:00 pm, Last Days Apostalic Church, 3311 Pennsylvania

See flyer below for details.

Marquette Community Day

Saturday, August 5 at 11:00 am, Marquette Recreation Center, 4025 Minnesota

Marquette Park will host a Back to School Community Day. FREE food and beverages, loaded book bags, haircuts, tutor and educational program enrollment, games and entertainment. $1 raffle tickets for gift cards. Concert from 5-7 pm. Facebook Invite

4th Annual Cherokee Street Reach Arts Festival

Saturday, August 5 from 11:00 am-4:00 pm, Love Bank Park, Cherokee @ Nebraska

This is a Family event and is FREE for everyone. Food, music, and good times will be provided by Cherokee Street Reach. 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.

Laughter Club

Tuesdays from 6:00-7:00 pm, Thomas Dunn Learning Center, 3113 Gasconade

This is a meet up practicing laughter as a tool to reduce stress. It is without charge and lasts from 6:00 - 7:00 PM on Tuesdays. Visit www.tdunn.org for more info or contact Sonial at sonia@tdunn.org

Mars Attacks! Viewing Party + VHS Girl Closing

Tuesday, August 8 from 7:00-10:00 pm, Grease 3, 3214 Cherokee

Come out to say goodbye VHS Girl's show :'( and watch Mars Attacks! in the backyard!! Movie starts when it's dark enough to see it. Beer available with donation, bring your movie snacks and dollars so that you can buy some very COOL and FUN works of art. Plus, we'll have some surprises and limited edition Mars merch! If you can't make it, be sure to stop by Grease 3 this weekend (3214 Cherokee Street, open 11-4) to see the ~RFT featured~ art show!! Facebook Invite

Introduction to Networking for Entrepreneurs

Wednesday, August 9 from 5:30-8:00 pm, DK Annex, 2727 S. Jefferson

Networking is key to making business connections. Join area entrepreneurs at this event to sharpen your skills or expand your current network. This event is sponsored by the John W. Hammond Institute for Free Enterprise at Lindenwood, Justine PETERSEN and Social Synergy Project. Facebook Invite

Gravois-Jefferson Draft Plan Summit

Thursday, August 10 from 4:00-8:00 pm, Froebel Elementary School, 3709 Nebraska

Introduction and Group Session (4-5PM), Breakout and Boards, Timeline, and Alignment Space (4-8PM), Second Introduction (6-6:30PM), Lightning Trainings (6:30-7:30PM). Please invite you neighbors! FREE CHILDCARE and REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED. PLEASE RSVP to 314-779-6251. Facebook Invite

Intro to Screen Printing with Cameron Gray

Saturday, August 12 from 1:00-4:00 pm, South City Art Supply, 1926 Cherokee

You’ll learn the basics of DIY screen printing using drawing fluid, a technique that you can easily accomplish at home without the use of photosensitive materials. Paper and a few other supplies will be provided for the whole class to share, plus each student gets:8” x 10” Speedball pre-stretched