St. Louis Arts + Culture Events: October 25
Oct 26: Poetry Slam at Meshuggah Cafe
The St. Louis Poetry Slam is re-starting its monthly poetry slam series, beginning at 7pm Wednesday, Oct. 26 at Meshuggah Café on the Loop. The audience-judged poetry slam will be hosted by MK Stallings. Entry is $3.00, and there will be a cash prize for the night’s winner.
6269 Delmar Blvd., University City
Oct. 26: Film Screening at the Tivoli
The Peace Economy Project presents a movie screening of the documentary, “Making a Killing: Guns, Greed, and the NRA,” from 7-9pm Wednesday, Oct. 26 at The Tivoli Theatre. The showing is also co-sponsored by the St. Louis Inter-Faith Committee on Latin America (IFCLA), Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom and Citizens for Global Solutions – St. Louis, and Amnesty International – St. Louis. Tickets are available online.
6350 Delmar Blvd., University City
Oct. 27: TEDx St. Louis Women 2016
The 2016 TEDx St. Louis Women conference, themed “It’ s About Time,” will be from 1-5pm Thursday, Oct. 27 at the Peabody Opera House. This year’s line-up features more than 10 speakers, including Brittany Packnett, Lindsey Pollack, Juliette Powell and more. There will also be a networking cocktail hour following the show. Tickets are available online.
1400 Market St., Downtown St. Louis
Oct. 27: Contemporary Class: Art and Protest
The Contemporary Art Museum is hosting a panel event and community dialogue from 6-8pm Thursday, Oct. 27 at CAM. The panel discussion tackles the complexities and tensions that sometimes arise between art and communities, and will feature five panelists, including Dr. Olubukola Gbadegesin from SLU, Dr. Bradley Bailey from SLU, and Dr. E. Louis Lankford from UMSL. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is requested.
3750 Washington Blvd., Grand Center
Oct. 27: Goodie House Poetry and Stories
This month’s Goodie House poetry and stories reading is from 7-9:30pm Thursday, Oct. 27 at Human Spaces. This week’s event features writers Jason Kei, Suni Hutton, and Kelli Allen. This also marks the final Goodie House reading of the 2016 season.
216 Haven Street, Carondelet
Oct. 28: Exhibition Opening: “Decay and Purpose”
SOHO Gallery presents the opening reception for their newest exhibition, “Decay and Purpose,” featuring photographic works by Mark Schepker from 6-10pm Friday, Oct. 28 at SOHO Studio and Gallery. The show will be on display through Nov. 11, and Schepker’s artist talk will be from 7-9pm Wednesday, Nov. 9 at SOHO Studio and Gallery.
4915 Macklind Ave., Southampton
Oct. 28: The Grand Art Bazaar
There will be a one-night-only group art exhibition event from 6-9pm Friday, Oct. 28 at The Luminary, featuring works by Lindenwood University’s student artists. All displayed works are available for purchase. The event is free to attend, in addition to music, food and a cash bar for guests to enjoy.
2701 Cherokee St., Cherokee Street
Feature image by Daria Shevtsova