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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, October 24-November 3, 2019

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

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

Refab’s Night of Mild Terror!

Thursday, October 24 at 6-8:30 pm, Refab, 3130 Gravois

Join us at Refab for a night of spooky, seasonal fun! We’ll screen a public domain B-Movie (only the best!) and host a Lame Costume Contest! The movie will start at 6:30 pm but be sure to come in early to register for the costume contest! Prizes will be awarded after the movie, at approximately 8 pm! Chairs as well as some snacks and beverages will be provided, but feel free to bring your own! This is a 21+ event! 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

Marine Villa October Meeting

Monday, October 28 at 7-8 pm, Irish Corner Pub, 1900 Cherokee

It's our end of year party ya'll! Please join us for our March MVNA general assembly meeting at The Irish Corner Pub. Join in the community engagement with your Marine Villa neighbors and learn about ways to get involved. Facebook Invite

Trick or Treat on Cherokee Street

Thursday, October 31 at 5-7 pm, Love Bank Park, 2853 Cherokee

Hosted by the businesses of Cherokee Street, sponsored by the Cherokee Street CID, the fun starts at Love Bank Park at Cherokee and Nebraska at 5pm. Grab a candy bag, take a photo in the photo booth, warm up by the bonfire as the DJ plays all your favorite Halloween jams. A map of treat-giving businesses will be provided. So bring the kids and stroll from shop to shop. Facebook Invite

Nebula's Free First Friday

Friday, November 1 at 10 am-4 pm, Nebula, 3407 S. Jefferson

Stop by Nebula for the day on Free First Friday! Bring your laptop and enjoy our shared workspaces and free wifi. At 10 am, we’ll provide free Gooseberries bagels and Rise Coffee House coffee brewed by Botanical Roasters to sustain your productivity. No strings attached, we just want to help you get stuff done! Facebook Invite

Race for Home

Saturday, November 2 at 9 am, Tower Grove Park

Peter & Paul Community Services’ annual 5K, 10K and 1 Mile Walk in beautiful Tower Grove Park. Race for Home originated as a humble 30-person run along the riverfront, and has since grown to include close to 600 participants. Runners and walkers are welcome to enjoy complimentary breakfast and beverages, including fresh fruit, coffee, and hot chocolate. Participants then take off for the race, guided by our well-defined trail, and have a chance to win prizes at the end. All proceeds from this event benefit Peter & Paul Community Services’ eight programs and aid in our mission of solving homelessness.

Fox Park Clean Up

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

Join us in cleaning up Fox Park! The FPNA Park and Beautification Committee is reaching out to the community for volunteers -- so if anyone knows of a school, church, etc. that wants to get kid's hours, please email Everyone is welcome to join in -- the more the merrier! Facebook Invite


  • 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

  • SLACO Town and Gown, Thursday, November 14 at 1-5 pm, Il Monastero Banquet Center, 3050 Olive

  • 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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