Arts + Culture Events: Second Tuesdays, UrbArts and St. Louis Public Radio Present ‘I Live Here’ Tonight
July 12: Second Tuesdays: “I LIVE HERE”
Second Tuesdays, in partnership with St. Louis Public Radio and UrbArts, is hosting a storytelling showcase, featuring stories about race, class, poverty and power from told by people from all over the St. Louis region. The event is tonight from 7-9:30pm at UrbArts. Guests are asked to RSVP here.
2600 N. 14th St., Old North St. Louis
July 14: “When We Fight, We Win!” at Left Bank Books
Left Bank Books is hosting a multimedia event with longtime activist Greg Jobin-Leeds, and AgitArte‘s José Jorge Díaz and Deymirie Hernández, featuring a discussion of their co-authored book, “When We Fight, We Win!: Twenty-First Century Social Movements and the Activists That Are Transforming Our World.” The event will be on Thursday, July 14 at 7pm.
399 N. Euclid Ave., Central West End
July 14: David Dayden Discussing “Chain of Title”
NextSTL and Left Bank Books have collaborated to bring journalist David Dayden to St. Louis to sign and discuss his new book, “Chain of Title: How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street’s Great Foreclosure Fraud.” The event is free and open to the public, and will be on Thursday, July 14 at 7pm, at SPACE Architecture + Design. An RSVP is required, and can be completed here.
4168 Manchester, The Grove
July 14: “Black Notes: The Art of Resistance”
Community organizers, activists, artists and social justice advocates have come together to put on an evening of poetry, music and community on Thursday, July 14 at 7pm-12am at The Lux. The event features performances by several St. Louis poets, sounds by Nappy DJ Needles, and live music from AndroBeat and Rev. Sekou & the Holy Ghost. Tickets are available online here.
2619 Washington Ave., Midtown
July 14: #ForeverFinesse: The Finesse Center Fundraiser
The family of the late Tyrell Thompson, well-known artist and beloved supporter of the St. Louis arts community, is hosting an art auction event to raise money for a community center to be built in his name. Prints of Thompson’s work will be available to purchase at the event, in addition to an original painting that will be up for auction.
2211 Gravois Ave., McKinley Heights
July 15: “Bodies on Display” at Westminster Press
This exhibition examines the various experiences of marginalized bodies on display, featuring work by Anya Liao, Lola Ogbara, Kat Reynolds, and Krista Valdez. The opening reception for “Bodies on Display” will be on Friday, July 15 from 7-10pm, and will include light refreshments.
3156 Cherokee St., Cherokee Street
July 16: Central West End Sidewalk Sale
The Central West End’s mid-summer sidewalk sale is this weekend on Saturday, July 16 from 10am-2pm. The sidewalk sale is free to attend, and includes items from more than 20 CWE retailers .
499 N. Euclid Ave., Central West End
July 16: SIP at Foam
The Therapeutics present Spoken Intimate Poetry (SIP), a morning open mic event hosted at Foam, on Saturday, June 16 from 11am-1pm. SIP is free to attend, and is held very 3rd Saturday of the month.
3359 Jefferson Ave., Cherokee Street
July 16: Bump & Hustle 4 Year Anniversary
Bump & Hustle, a longtime staple of the Cherokee Street community, celebrates 4 years of dance parties this Saturday, July 16 from 9pm-1:30am. The evening’s special guest will be DJ Skeme Richards, in addition to DJ MAKossa and Nappy DJ Needles.
2847 Cherokee St., Cherokee Street
July 16-17: Riverfront Marketplace
In collaboration with St. Louis Swap Meet, Arch Grounds’ season kicks off this weekend with the Riverfront Marketplace, featuring vendors and food trucks. The Riverfront Marketplace will take place the 3rd weekend of each month, from July-October, and will run from 10am-3pm Saturday and Sunday. Information about deadlines and pricing for vendors is available here.
St. Louis Riverfront Arch Grounds, Downtown St. Louis
July 17: Alternate Relationship Models with Afrosexology
Afrosexology and SEX+STL are co-hosting an informational event exploring alternative relationship models, on Sunday, July 17 from 2-4pm at Shameless Ground. The event is free to attend and will feature insight from several sexperts. Guests are encouraged to submit questions online ahead of the event, to be discussed during the workshop.
1901 Withnell Ave., Benton Park
July 17: Conversation with Bestselling Author Chris Colfer
Left Bank Books presents an evening with Chris Colfer, Golden Globe winner and bestselling author of “The Land of Stories: An Author’s Odyssey” series at the 560 Music Building on Sunday, July 17 at 7pm. Tickets are available for purchase online, and include a signed copy of “An Author’s Odyssey.”
560 Trinity Ave., University City