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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, August 24-September 3, 2017

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

Artist's Trepanning

Thursday, August 24 from 5:00-10:00 pm, South City Art Supply, 1926 Cherokee

Open your skull and let the ink spill the third Thursday of every month at South City Art Supply. Bring your work, bring some beer, and enjoy the company of other artists while you relieve your head of evil spirits. All artists welcome.Facebook Invite

Citizens Book Club: Her 37th Year, An Index

Friday, August 25 from 7:00-8:30 pm, The Luminary, 2701 Cherokee

Fiction. Women's Studies. HER 37TH YEAR, AN INDEX is the story of a year in one woman's life. Structured as an index, the work is a collage of excerpted conversations, letters, quotations, moments, and dreams. An exploration of longing and desire, the story follows a moment of crisis in a marriage and in the life of a woman who remains haunted by an unassimilable past. Facebook Invite

Grand Opening and Live concert by Miss Jubilee

Saturday, August 26 from 1:00-4:00 pm, Shock City School of Music, 2200 Gravois

This event is FREE and for all ages. To learn more about Shock City School of Music and their Grand Opening Celebration, visit our website and Take a tour of beautiful Shock City Studios (Professional Recording Studio) and School. Guests will enjoy a free concert, music instrument exploration, live music demonstrations, music crafts, and a chance to meet the teachers and recording audio engineers. Refreshments will be served, guests can enter for a chance to win cool stuff and free lessons, and most fun of all, a chance to sing in a professional sound booth! Facebook Invite

Prominent Sanctuary Presents, "First Solo Fashion Show"

Saturday, August 26 at 6:00 pm, DK Annex, 2727 S. Jefferson

Saint Louis Self-taught fashion designer, Kris Cole, presents her First Solo Fashion show for her new Spring/Summer 18'' Clothing collection. Her clothing brand name is Prominent Sanctuary which means being confident, comfortable, and secure with who you are and what you wear. Prominent Sanctuary has been featured on TV shows like The Great day Saint Louis and Show me Saint Louis a few times. After winning the 2015 Saint Louis Emerging Designer Competition, Cole has taken the Saint Louis fashion community by storm, participating in competitions across the metro area, including St. Louis Fashion week. Cole's designs are loved by women across the country, and have have been featured in Macy's and beyond. Facebook Invite

Avatar Music Festival

Saturday, August 26 and Sunday, August 27, Various times and Cherokee Street locations

AMF-STL Brings you the first AVATAR Music Festival in St Louis this August 26th and 27th. $10 @ the door gets you into this amazing indoor festival hosted by none other than 2720, Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center, Kismet, and the Artist Art Banquet, and will showcase tons of local musicians. For a list of acts, dates, etc, please visit the 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.

WES Vegan Potluck

Sunday, August 27 from 7:30-10:00 pm, St. Louis Workers' Education Society, 2929 S. Jefferson

Let's gather at WES headquarters again for an all vegan potluck.We've hosted nearly two dozen vegan potluck events, where community members have shared their successes, challenges, and project updates. WES members also report back to the community what we have been up to. This event is free, all ages, LGBTQIA+ and Disabilities welcoming, and DRUG AND ALCOHOL FREE. All food must be vegan! Please bring a dish to share, and as always, be welcome to donate to sustain our efforts. Facebook Invite

CBBA August Happy Hour

Monday, August 28 from 6:00-9:00 pm, Irish Corner Pub, 1900 Cherokee

Join CBBA for our monthly happy hour, and find out what's new in your business community! Meet local business owners, learn more about joining the CBBA, and network with folks in the community. This month we're encouraging business and residents to become members of the Chippewa Broadway Business Association! Learn more and fill out the application here: The Marine Villa Neighborhood of Saint Louis, Missouri meeting will take place at the Irish Corner Pub from 7pm-8pm, feel free to stick around and join the meeting. Facebook Invite

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 for more info or contact Sonial at

A Show of Photos by Austin Roberts

Friday, September 1 from 7:00-10:00 pm, South City Art Supply, 1926 Cherokee

Punk! Peoples! In color! This is a show of photos by Austin Roberts. You'll see:-Outrageous acts from the punk underground-ShQts from his recent EurQpean tour with the band Q-Political protests and-Sweet moments with friends. Don't miss this, it's a nice look at a tough scene and the softies at the heart of it. Free admission, kid friendly. Facebook Invite

Aerial Show and Tell: First Fridays

Friday, September 1 from 7:00-8:00 pm, Bumbershoot Aerial Arts, 2200 Gravois

Aerial Show and Tell is a relaxed and informal one hour free show with a $5 open aerial afterwards for Bumbershoot students. Performers will interactively show excerpts from what they are working on and accept questions and comments from audience on their work."for if he show us his wounds and tell us his deeds..." Coriolanus, Act II, Scene 3, W. Shakespeare Facebook Invite


  • Trunk Show Tuesday, Tuesday, September 5 from 6:00-8:00 pm, San Loo, 3211 Cherokee

  • Tenth Life Cats N' Mats Yoga with Ami Amore, Wednesday, September 6 from 6:00-7:00 pm, Tenth Life, 3202 Cherokee

  • Last Yappy Hour Pool Party, Thursday, September 7 from 6:00-8:00 pm, BPW Dog Park, Nebraska

  • Reclaim + Sustain: A Food and Farm Weekend, Saturday, September 9 from 12:00-7:00 pm, Thomas Dunn Learning Center, 3113 Gasconade

  • Pop & Pop's Pop-Up Shop, Saturday, September 16 from 3:00-7:00 pm, Westminster Press, 3156 Cherokee

  • The Makers Mart: A Cultural Provocation, Sunday, September 17 from 4:00-8:00 pm, DK Annex, 2727 S. Jefferson

  • First Annual WEST Awards, Friday, September 22 from 6:30-10:00 pm, St. Louis Workers' Education Society, 2929 S. Jefferson

  • Habitat for Humanity Build Day at Marine Villa, Saturday, September 23 from 7:45 am-3:30 pm, 3436 Indiana

  • Sickel Cell Gala - Committed to the Cause, Saturday, September 30 from 6:00-10:00 pm, DK Annex, 2727 S. Jefferson


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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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