Arts + Culture Events: The Grooveliner Heads to MOBOT This Week

By Jacqui Germain
In Culture

June 22: Whitaker Music Festival: The Grooveliner
The Whitaker Foundation’s annual summer music festival continues on June 22 at 5pm at the Missouri Botanical Gardens, featuring music by The Grooveliner. This free concert series runs every Wednesday evening from June 1 to August 3.
4344 Shaw Blvd., Forest Park

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Photo courtesy of Missouri Botanical Gardens

June 23: Re-Envisioning Public Safety Town Hall
A group of local organizations, with support from the Rockefeller Family Fund, are hosting a public town hall event on public safety and government accountability on Thursday, June 23 from 6-8pm. The event is free to attend, and doors open at 5:30pm.
2012 Dr. Martin Luther King Drive, Carr Square

June 23: “The Familiar, Volume 3” with author Mark Z. Danielewski
Left Bank Books presents a book signing and discussion with bestselling author Mark Z. Danielewski, featuring his book, “The Familiar, Volume 3: Honeysuckle & Pain,” at White Flag Projects on Thursday, June 23 at 7pm. The event is free to attend, but an RSVP is required.
4568 Manchester Ave., Forest Park Southeast

June 23: “Art of Wine” Fundraiser
The Willow Ways organization is hosting a fundraiser to celebrate the collaborative creative work facilitated between Willow Ways clients and professional local artists. The event will be on Thursday, June 23 from 5:30-8:30pm, and will include live music and wine, beer and appetizers from EdgeWild. Guests can also purchase art created by Willow Ways clients, the proceeds of which goes directly back to the artists themselves. Individual and group tickets for the event are both available online.
550 Chesterfield Center, Chesterfield

June 24: 5th Contemporary Night Out
The annual Contemporary Night Out event, hosted by the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, the Contemporary Art Museum and the Pulitzer Arts Foundation, will be on Friday, June 24 from 5:30-9pm. This year’s program explores the role of the artist as activist. The evening includes refreshments at each location and is free to attend, but registration is required.
3716 Washington Blvd., Grand Center

June 24-26: 2016 St. Louis Underground Music Festival
The 2016 St. Louis Underground Music Festival, or SLUM Fest, is this weekend at 2720 Cherokee Performing Arts Center. The annual hip hop festival kicks off Friday, June 24 at 9pm with a SlumFest Pre-Party at Cicero’s, and continues with a hip hop showcase from 1pm-1am on Saturday, June 25, and an artist appreciation day cookout from 12:30-6pm on Sunday, June 26.
2720 Cherokee St., Cherokee Street

June 24-26: PrideFest 2016 Kicks Off This Weekend
St. Louis’ annual PrideFest kicks off this weekend at The Soldier’s Memorial in Downtown St. Louis. The festival will be Friday, June 24 from 4:30-11:30pm, Saturday, June 25 from 11am-9:30pm and Sunday, June 26 from 11am-7:30pm. The highlight of the weekend is the festival’s Grand Pride Parade, beginning at noon on Saturday, June 26. For more information on festival maps and other events at PrideFest, click here.
Soldiers Memorial, Downtown St. Louis

June 25: “ROCK WITH YOU!” Michael Jackson Tribute Party
“ROCK WITH YOU!” is back for its 4th installment at Blank Space, with Nappy DJ Needles, featuring a night of soul music, disco music and Michael Jackson classics. The party begins at 9pm.
2847 Cherokee St., Cherokee Street

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