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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, October 17-27, 2019

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

Cherokee Street CID Meeting

Thursday, October 17 at 5:30 pm, Artist Art, 2643 Cherokee

New events, neighborhood and district updates, and all other information regarding Cherokee Street are covered. These meetings are public and open to all. Business owners, residents, property owners, and/or anyone with an interest in Cherokee Street are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Learn how you can CONTRIBUTE to the growth and development of Cherokee Street's rich and vibrant neighborhood and community. Public meetings are just one of the many ways to stay informed and involved. Facebook Invite

Benton Park West Neighborhood Meeting

Thursday, October 17 at 7-8 pm, Five Star Senior Center, 2832 Arsenal

Please join us to hear the neighborhood news and have a chance in interact with your neighbors, 3rd District police, aldermen and NSO. We will review upcoming events and activities. For agenda items and other details, please visit our Events Page or the Facebook Invite.

Opening: What’s Got Into You Lately? + Between Spaces

Friday, October 18 at 7-10 pm, Monaco USA, Cherokee

Monaco is pleased to present two exhibitions opening: "What’s Got Into You Lately?" and "Between Spaces.""What’s Got Into You Lately?" is a two-person exhibition that features Kansas City-based artist Andrew Ordonez and Brooklyn-based artist André Filipek Magaña. "Between Spaces," featuring work by St. Louis artist Daniel Stumeier, will presented in the Monaco Project Gallery. Both exhibitions are curated by Yowshien Kuo and will run through November 9th. Facebook Invite

BPW Litter Clean Up + Social Hour

Saturday, October 19 at 9-10 am, Tower Taco, 3147 Cherokee

Join us for our monthly neighborhood litter pick up and social hour! *Feel free to bring a bucket, gloves and trash picker upper if you like. We have trash bags that have been donated by Operation Brightside.

Cherokee Street Trashy Hour

Thursday, October 24 at 4-6:15 pm, The Fortune Teller Bar, 2635 Cherokee

Pick up trash. Meet your neighbors. Clean up your community. Have some beer. Make some friends. Probably in that order. Facebook Invite

Howl-O-Ween Party!

Saturday, October 26 at 2-4 pm, Cherokee Dog Park, 3300 Nebraska

Join us for the annual Halloween party. This event is open to all dogs. The park will be open for exploration to dogs with their people. Please visit our Events page or Facebook Invite

Spookapalooza: Cherokee Street Pub Crawl

Saturday, October 26 at 3 pm-1 am, Cherokee Street

Concerts, food vendors, costume contest and more. General Admission: $15; VIP: $25 which includes karaoke, food, and beverage at Artist Arts from 3-9 pm. For more info or to purchase tickets, please visit

Opening Reception: ACRE x Flood Plain: Alex Younger and Alican Camcı

Saturday, October 26 at 6-9 pm, Flood Plain, 3151 Cherokee

Please join Flood Plain for the free reception of the new exhibit. The exhibition marks the debut of Flood Plain’s ongoing partnership with ACRE (Artists' Cooperative Residency & Exhibition), a Chicago-based artist residency program. For the 2018-2019 cycle, Flood Plain hosts fiber artist, writer and sexual assault activist Alex Younger and sound artist Alican Camci. Facebook Invite


  • Trick or Treat on Cherokee Street, Thursday, October 31 at 5-7 pm, Love Bank Park, 2853 Cherokee

  • Nebula's Free First Friday, Friday, November 1 at 10 am-4 pm, Nebula, 3407 S. Jefferson

  • Fox Park Clean Up, Saturday, November 2 at 10 am-1 pm, Fox Park

  • Garfield Commons Open House: Thursday, November 7 at 4-7 pm, Garfield Commons, 2612 Wyoming

  • Cherokee Street Jazz Crawl, Saturday, November 9 at 10 am-10 pm, Cherokee

  • Gravois Park Neighborhood Meeting, Tuesday, November 12 at 6-7:30 pm, Rita Ford Community Center, 3353 California

  • 3rd District Trivia Night, Friday, November 15 at 7 pm, Casa Loma Ballroom, Cherokee, Contact PO Khoudian for tickets or more info at 314-444-2564

  • Cherokee Street CID Meeting, Thursday, November 21 at 5:30 pm, Artist Art, 2643 Cherokee

  • Benton Park West Neighborhood Meeting + Potluck Dinner, Thursday, November 21 at 7-8:30 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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