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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, March 28-April 7, 2019

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

Cardinals Opening Day Watch Party (FREE EVENT)

Thursday, March 28 at 1-5:30 pm, NexCore, 2631 Gravois

It's that time of the year again. Baseball is back in season! NexCore wants you to celebrate with us. Join us March 28th for a watch party of the Cardinals opening day. We will have hot dogs, snacks, and refreshments. Oh, and did we mention we will have several projectors with the game on throughout our building. Stop by and enjoy Opening Day with us at NexCore! RSVP on Eventbrite

Benton Park Film Festival

Friday, March 29 at 5-11 pm and Saturday, March 30 at 12 noon-11 pm, Lemp Grand Hall, 1817 Cherokee

Food, drinks, and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase throughout the duration of the festival. Tickets are on sale at $25 for access to both days of film screenings and the Awards Ceremony. A full breakdown of the festival schedule, merchandise, and selections are listed on

Lake Effect Clarinet Quartet (FREE concert)

Friday, March 29 at 7-9 pm, Saxquest, 2114 Cherokee

Clarinetquest is delighted to announce a re-scheduled performance featuring the nationally-renowned Lake Effect Clarinet Quartet on Friday, March 29. This event is FREE and open to the public!! Established in 2011, Lake Effect Clarinet Quartet (LECQ) is committed to the performance of high quality chamber music, unbounded by style or instrumentation, that showcases the unique capabilities and versatility of the clarinet family. Comprised of voices similar to a string quartet, LECQ’s repertoire is focused on translating music originally written for other instrumentation into relevant listening experiences. Facebook Invite

Brick City Yoga Open House

Saturday, March 30 at 11 am-2 pm, Brick City Yoga STL, 2758 Wyoming

Tour the studio, meet some of our fabulous instructors, and maybe even catch a sneak peek at our upstairs apartments. We will have yoga, snacks, giveaways and more! Visit for studio details. 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.

in. Open to the public, bring your friends!

Marine Villa Mulching at the Firehouse and BBQ

Sunday, March 31 at 10 am- 12 pm, S. Broadway

It's time the mulch our butterfly garden so it will look beautiful this spring and can continue to provide habitat for the Monarch butterflies on their annual migration. We will have some gloves, rakes, shovels, and pitchforks to use. We do encourage you to bring your own implements and gloves.We will BBQ and will have a veggie option. Facebook Invite

Pride of Potomac Garden 1st Work Day

Sunday, March 31 at 12-3 pm, Pride of Potomac Garden, 3500 Pennsylvania

First day to clean, weed, and plant! Facebook Invite

Benton Park Neighborhood Association Meeting and Social Hour

Tuesday, April 2 at 7-8:30 pm, Epiphany church, 2911 McNair

Join us for the April membership meeting. One of our neighbors will give a brief presentation about recycling. We will also have a social hour at Small Change (2800 Indiana) after the meeting. Facebook Invite

Tired of living paycheck to paycheck? Are you ready to start making your money work for you, instead of you working for your money? This seminar emphasizes the importance of a budget to daily financial life and the benefits of managing money. Attendees will become more familiar with a written budget as a daily blueprint to personal finances with steps to a successful budget. Register at

South Broadway Art Project 1st Friday Happy Hour

Friday, April 5 at 4:30-7:30 pm, South Broadway Art Project, 3816 S. Broadway

Come learn more about SBAP programs! Light refreshments and snacks served in exchange for good vibes and conversation. We will also have some new mugs and "perfect" everyday white bowls for sale. All proceeds from gallery sales benefit scholarships and equitable Community Open Workshop time. Facebook Invite

Opening Reception: Tim Portlock: Ash is Cold

Friday, April 5 at 7-10 pm, Monaco USA, 2701 Cherokee

Monaco is pleased to present 'Ash is Cold,' a solo exhibition by Tim Portlock opening on Friday, April 5. 'Ash is Cold' depicts home foreclosure capital era San Bernardino CA and images based on interviews of residents of Camden, NJ in which they were asked to describe the city to the artist. Facebook Invite

Lo-Fi Cherokee 2019

Saturday, April 6 at 9 am-7 pm, Cherokee

Documenting St. Louis music and culture through video since 2005! We produce the popular annual video series "Lo-Fi Cherokee" in which we produce 18 live performance music videos in one day. Always held on the second Saturday of April. Facebook Invite

Back-To-School Planning Meeting

Sunday, April 7 at 4-5 pm, The Last Days Apostolic Church, 3311 Pennsylvania

August will be here for you know it! We're holding our first planning meeting for Back-To-School. Last year, over 400 students were provided the tools they needed to success in school. We hope to assist 500 students this year. Facebook Invite


  • Gravois Park Neighborhood Meeting, Tuesday, April 9 at 6 pm, 3353 California

  • Second Saturdays: Cherokee Walk, Saturday, April 13 at 6-10 pm, Cherokee

  • You've Got Trivia - Lanndmarks Urbanites Trivia, Saturday, April 13 at 7 pm, Intersect Arts Center, 3636 Texas

  • Easter Eggstravaganza, Saturday, April 20 at 10 am, Gravois Park, 3200 Potomac


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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