St. Louis Arts + Culture News This Week
St. Louis rapper, producer and musician, Mvstermind, is headlining a concert at 8pm, on Friday, Oct. 21, at the brand new Delmar Hall venue in The Delmar Loop. The performance coincides with the release of the artist’s EP, “Cusp.” The show’s line-up also includes Danté Wolfe, J’Demul, Arshad Goods and other special guests. Tickets for the concert go on sale at 12pm, on Friday, Sept. 30.
6133 Delmar Blvd., The Delmar Loop
St. Louis Small Press Expo recently released the list of vendors participating in this year’s 2-day event. The list includes more than 80 unique vendors, featuring notable independent publishers such as BOAAT Press, Central Print, Skin & Bone and Taller Leñateros. The expo begins with a kick-off party from 6-10pm, on Friday, Oct. 14 at Pulitzer Arts Foundation, and culminates with the actual small press showcase event from 10am-5pm, on Saturday, Oct. 15 at Central Library.
1301 Olive St., Downtown St. Louis
U.S. Poet Laureate, Juan Felipe Herrera, will be headlining the 2016 St. Louis Brick City Poetry Festival, along with Missouri Poet Laureate Aliki Barnstone. This year’s poetry festival features five days of free events, poetry readings and commemorative ceremonies, including the official release of “Crossing the Divide,” a timely St. Louis poetry anthology edited by St. Louis Poet Laureate Dr. Michael Castro. The festival’s opening event is from 7-10pm, on Thursday, Oct. 13, at The Stage at KDHX, with programming continuing through Monday, Oct. 17. The full schedule is available for viewing online.
3524 Washington Ave., Grand Center
The Book House is celebrating its 30th anniversary with commemorative events and specials during the month of October. Festivities include a silent auction, special deals, mystery books, grab-bags and more. The official anniversary party is on Saturday, Oct. 8, at The Book House, and will include refreshments and live music.
7352 Manchester Road, Maplewood
Photo by Lee Campbell.