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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, August 31-September 10, 2017

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

Free First Friday at Nebula

Friday, September 1 from 10:00 am-4:00 pm, Nebula, 3407 S. Jefferson

Free coworking for the day! Start the month off with coffee, bagels and productivity.The Big Room has private work stations, a conference table, pool table, and is the perfect spot for an afternoon meeting.With modern furnishings, a variety of work areas, lots of natural light, artwork by Jason Spencer and Jacob Berkowitz, and a clear view of the arch the Attic is the perfect environment to get things done.We’ll have bagels from Gooseberries and Kaldi’s Coffee Roasting Co. while they last.Open to the public! Facebook Invite

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

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.

9th Ward Blitz + Party

Tuesday, September 5 from 5:00-11:00 pm, 2321 Arsenal

Help us spread the word about the 9th Ward Democrats organization by delivering door hangers to 9th Ward residences. So easy! You don't have to knock doors or talk to strangers, we only need help distributing. Meet at the old Guenther Campaign digs at the corner of Jefferson + Arsenal. We'll send out pairs as people arrive from 5-7 PM. Join us afterwards (8 PM) to celebrate Sara Johnson's birthday with food and drink at Yaquis. 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

Tenth Life Cats N' Mats Yoga with Ami Amore

Wednesday, September 6 from 6:00-7:00 pm, Tenth Life, 3202 Cherokee

We love how our community rises to the occasion but we realize that helping others and caring a great deal can be just as exhausting as it is exhilarating and fulfilling. Cats n' Mats Yoga at Tenth Life is a friendly, non-judgmental environment where anyone at any level can join in to relax and balance your passions with your human need for self-care, down-time, laughter, friendship and a sense of community. Tickets are available for just $15 each!* Facebook Invite

Slice of Lost + F(o)und: Poster Release Party!

Thursday, September 7 from 5:30-8:00 pm, Perennial, 3762 S. Broadway

Lost + F(o)und is on 11/11/17 and it's Perennial's biggest fundraiser of the year. We need YOU to help make it a giant, amazing, fun-filled success! Join us at Perennial to kick off Lost + F(o)und, with a piece of pie, an upcycled craft, and local brew.Stop by the shop for this happy hour event and get your tickets or become an individual sponsor for Lost + F(o)und! If you purchase your tickets at this event, you'll be entered into a raffle to win a free private DIY party for up to 20 people at Perennial. Facebook Invite

Last Yappy Hour Pool Party

Thursday, September 7 from 6:00-8:00 pm, BPW Dog Park, 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

The Cost of Being Unbanked

Thursday, September 7 from 6:3-8:30 pm, South City Excel Center, 2828 Gravois

In this open conversation, participants will: Discuss the overall cost of being unbanked; Understand how to avoid fees from financial institutions; Overcome fears and concerns related to applying for an account.Please RSVP to as seating is limited. Facebook Invite

Reclaim + Sustain: A Food and Farm Weekend

Saturday, September 9 from 12:00-7:00 pm, Thomas Dunn Learning Center, 3113 Gasconade

Solidarity Economy St. Louis is hosting RECLAIM + SUSTAIN: A FOOD AND FARM WEEKEND. We're bringing people together around the belief that everyone should have access to healthy, affordable, and locally-sourced food. We'll be sharing and connecting with farmers, gardeners, business owners, chefs, holistic healers, educators, artists, community organizers, and anyone else who wants to be part of a food justice movement. Facebook Invite

Open Studios

Saturday, September 9 from 12:00-5:00 pm, 2222 Chippewa

Join Collin Garrity, Marina Peng and Angela Malchionno of Enamel for an afternoon open studio. New work, cheap beer, fall weather. Facebook Invite


Saturday, September 9 from 7:00-11:00 pm, Tropicana Lanes, 7960 Clayton

Ready, Set, Bowl! You're Invited to Prosperity Connection's first big fundraiser, Bowl-A-Rama! All proceeds will benefit Prosperity Connection's free financial education classes and coaching at our four Excel Centers and will help sustain our two RedDough Money Centers as a non-profit, low-cost banking services alternative to payday lending. Create your own group's team or join us as an individual to be matched with a team. Spectators (non-bowlers) are welcome to join on the sidelines to cheer on your favorites. To Reserve a Spot, Tickets MUST BE PURCHASED via Eventbrite Facebook Invite

Free Screening of Big Pharma: Market Failure

Sunday, September 10 from 9:15-10:15 pm, Epiphany United Church of Christ, 2911 McNair

Big Pharma: Market Failure is a new 35 minute documentary that looks at the facts and makes an effective business case for realizable change. It is a compelling drama that reveals the truth of pharma cost and what we can do about it. Watch the free 2-minute trailer at Facebook Invite


  • 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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