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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, December 21-31, 2017

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

Benton Park Holiday Party

Thursday, December 21 from 6-10 pm, Lemp Grand Hall, 1817 Cherokee

Come join neighbors in some end of the year cheer! This party is a FREE potluck open to Benton Park neighbors & friends - we'll for sure have Lemp Mansion fried chicken, ham, beer & wine (cash bar available after the donated free supply runs out). Music provided by: The Gaslight Squares!Facebook Invite

Tortuga CD Release with the Aught Naughts

Thursday, December 21 from 8-11 pm, Off Broadway Music Venue, 3509 Lemp

Urban Chestnut Brewing Company welcomes The Tortuga CD Release with special guests the Aught Naughts December 21st, 2017. Doors 7pm, Show 8pm. FREE Show. Facebook Invite

L.A. Marler Artist Showcase and Happy Hour

Friday, December 22 from 5-7 pm, Boheme, 2308 Cherokee

Join us at Bohème on December 22 as we spotlight contemporary photographic artist L. A. Marler! Stop in to browse original fine art prints and collections, speak with the artist herself and sip complimentary champagne.Customers will also enjoy 20% off storewide on all Bohème merchandise and décor, for those last-minute holiday shoppers! Facebook Invite

Holiday Cookie Party Pop-Up

Saturday, December 23 from 10 am- 4 pm, Red Guitar Bread, 3215 Cherokee

Nothing like a last minute Cookie Pop Up to get you in the holiday spirit! Just in time for Jolly Saint Nick! Pick up some fresh baked goodness to put next to your tree from a few of the cities best local bakers, and donate a little holiday cheer to a wonderful local cause in the process! Come see us at Red Guitar Bread on Dec 23rd to get your cookie on! (Milk not included). Facebook Invite

Widman Motorcycle's Christmas Party

Saturday, December 23 from 11 am-4 pm, Widman Motorcycle Service Center, 3628 S. Broadway

This is our annual Christmas Party / customer appreciation open house. Lunch and beverages will be provided. T-shirts and hoodies will be on sale for the lowest prices of the year. Everything else at least 10% off our already regular low price. 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 6-7 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

Plutonian Buritto Winter Tour 2017

Tuesday, December 26 from 8-11 pm, Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center, 3301 Lemp

Plutonian Burrito is an experimental sound and film duo from Panama City, Florida. Included on this tour will be the science fiction adventure NepTunA SlaMNdaNcE and DevilFish created by WO-5100 studios. Also on the bill is Tracy Andriotti, Chris Meuther, Mark Sarich and others. Facebook Invite

Screening of SKAM (Norwegian Drama Series)

Wednesday, December 27 at 7 pm, Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center, 3301 Lemp

The Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center is privileged to present the Norwegian drama series turned global phenomenon, “SKAM”.Through the lives of a group of students at Hartvig Nissen Skole in Oslo, SKAM frankly and honestly investigates xenophobia, gay relationships, mental illness, feminism, anorexia, rape, and self-worth as it dismisses the tired old paradigm promoting a world of acceptance and love in a time of fear and oppression. The entire series of four seasons will be shown (with English subtitles), several episodes each night, every Wednesday night. Each viewing will be followed by a discussion in which analysis and references are shared.The events are free of charge and open to the public. Facebook Invite

Tribal Paint and Sip with N'Dea

Thursday, December 28 at 6 pm, Yeyo Arts, 2907 S. Jefferson

Local emerging artist is here teach and educate on Tribal and ancient symbols, astrology, zodiacs and numerology...Learn and educate yourself, take home some handout sheets..sit, paint, relax with snacks and drinks Whether you decide to paint on a friend, partner, SO or blank canvas the lesson and fun is yours to take and spread the word. For more information contact the artist at 3145002779 , message N'Dea Zari Sade CW or DM on instagram @oritala2spirit Facebook Invite

New Year's Eve Fest - Silversterfeier

Sunday, December 31 at 6 pm, German Cultural Society, 3652 S. Jefferson

Come join us as we ring in the New Year with live music by The St. Louis Express! Dinner from 6-8:30 pm, Music starts at 8 pm, Champagne toast at midnight. Tickets: Under 10 yrs FREE; 11-21 years $10, over 21 yrs $50. Tickets include dinner and complimentary beer, wine, and soft drinks all evening. Contact M Wendl at 314-842-2652 or C. Hoffman at Facebook Invite


  • Cherokee Station Business Association Meeting, Thursday, January 18 from 5:30-6:30 pm, Nebula, 3407 S. Jefferson

  • Benton Park West Neighborhood Association Meeting, Thursday, January 18 at 7 pm, Five Star Senior Center, 2832 Arsenal


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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