Saturday, May 2, 2009

St. Louis Activist Events for May 3 - 10

This week's events:

Sunday, May 3. From 10 AM to 2 PM Black Bear Bakery is holding a "Farm Planting Day." They'll be planting berries, herbs, flowers, and perennials and will be providing pizza for volunteers. The planting will be at 3342 Ohio, behind the bakery. Check it out here.

Also Sunday is a Clean-Up Day at The Learning Center. The Learning Center was an educational and social club for populations across St. Louis in the 80s and 90 and is being started up again! Clean up at the building at 4504 Westminster Place will go from 1:30 to 5:30 PM. For WashU students, rides are available from the DUC. Get the full details here.

Also Sunday, Students for Gender Equality are holding, "A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant and a Prayer" a performance of famous writings to stop violence against women and girls. The show will be at the Webster U Library Conference room at 2 PM.

Also Sunday, the organizers for World Naked Bike Ride are having a planning meeting at 5 PM at Velocity Cafe. For more information, check out this link or email .

Monday, May 4, students at SLU will be celebrating the new All of Us campaign on the Quad from 2 PM to 5 PM. It will be a chance for people to sign the new Ally Pledge and to let the SLU administration know that they should give this group and members of the GLBTQIA community their full support!

Also Monday
is the National Kidney Foundation Walk Dinner Benefit from 6 to 10 PM at Smugala's Pizza, 3730 South Lindbergh Blvd. 20% of proceeds go to the Explore Transplant Team's contribution to the National Kidney Foundation.

Update- The Greger talk is CANCELLED!
Also Monday, at 6:30 PM, there will be a discussion of vegan nutrition with a national expert on the topic, Michael Greger, at 1027 Bellevue Avenue in the West Pavilion Auditorium (in St. Mary' Health Center). For more info, follow the link here.

Also Monday, I'll be on Topic A with Amanda Doyle discussing the current state of student activism. The show runs from 7:30 to 8 PM; you can listen live at 88.1 or online by going here. Or catch the show later at this link.

Also Monday, The St. Louis Beacon and the Royale are hosting a discussion of Access to Health Care at their Policy and Pints event. The event starts at 8 PM at the Royale, 3132 Kingshighway.

Tuesday, May 5, there's a kickoff for the new program St. Louis Dancing Classrooms at Cafe Ventana, 3919 West Pine Blvt, from 5:30 to 7 PM.

Also Tuesday, the Alzheimer's Association is presenting a workshop on "Understanding Behaviors and Improving Communication" from 6:30 to 8 PM and the Sunrise-Des Peres at 1360 Manchester Rd. The event is from 6:30 - 8 PM, follow the link here for more info.

Also Tuesday, SCCC Associate Professor William Griffin presents his research on an excavation and archaeological survey in Madagascar, which includes a discussion of how Islam spread through the Indian Ocean and how social inequality arose in the frontier society there. The talk is from 7 to 8:30 PM at the Missouri History Museum, at the corner of Lindell and DeBaliviere.

Wednesday, May 6. From 4 to 9 PM at the Noodles and Company in Creve Coeur, 10925 Olive Blvd, a Creve Coeur youth group SETYC is hosting a benefit for Camp Rainbow. Camp Rainbow is a week long camp for children with cancer and other serious illnesses. Find out more at .

Also Wednesday, I'd never seen a bowling fundraiser before, but oddly enough there are two on the same night! The first one is the Spring Bowling Exravaganza raising money for the City Academy from 5:30 to 9 PM at Saratoga Lanes.

Also Wednesday, the other bowling fundraiser Cosmic for a Cause is raising money to help underpriviledged children whose families can't afford dental care. This event is at the Tropicana Lanes at 7960 Clayton Road, from 6:30 to 9 PM.

Wednesday and Thursday are the last couple days of the Chautauqua Art Lab, a great mix of local artists, activists, and community advocates. The event starts at 6:30 each night, and goes until late! It's a great schedule and well worth a visit!

Thursday, May 7, the LGBT Center of Metropolitan St. Louis is showing "Summer in my Veins" for their regular Pink Cinema Film Series. The film starts at 7 PM at the LGBT Center at 625 N. Euclid, Suite 420.

Also Thursday will be a discussion of the development of Downtown St. Louis hosted by City Affair and the Downtown St. Louis Partnership. The event goes from 7:30 to 9 PM at the Thaxton Speakeasy, 1009 Olive St.

Also Thursday, Urinetown! starts at the SIUE campus.

Thursday through Sunday, Stray Dog Theatre presents Kafka's classic The Trial.

Friday, May 8, Relative Toxicity, an exhibit by WashU and SIUE grad. Jennifer Flores that focuses on the harms of modern industrial pollution opens today at the Good Citizen Gallery, 2247 Gravios. The opening reception is from 6 to 10 PM.

Also Friday is the Metrobus Funeral, lamenting the passing of many of our city's public transportation lines due to the MO state legislature's unhealthy fixation on subsidizing highways and road construction but not public transit. People are asked to wear black and to bring musical instruments and eulogies for the ceremony at 6th and Washington at 7:30 PM. An after party at the City Museum will follow.

Friday through Sunday are showings of "In the Continuum," a play dramatizing the devastating problem of HIV/AIDS in the African and African-American Community. Check the St. Louis Black Repertory Theater page for show times.

Saturday, May 9 the monthly fundraiser for KDHX at Black Bear Bakery goes from 9 AM to 2 PM.

Update: According to the facebook group, the bus tour has been cancelled!
Saturday, May 9
, The Landmarks Association of St. Louis is leading a bus tour of the most enhanced buildings of St. Louis from the past two years. The tour goes from noon to 5 PM and begins at the Field School Lofts, 4466 Olive (the corner of Olive and Taylor).

Also Saturday is an information meeting for the St. Louis Food Not Bombs group. The meeting is from 5:00 to 6:30 PM: send an email to to find out the location.

Also Saturday, the Foster and Adoptive Care Coalition is hosting a Trivia Night fundraiser at One City Center (515 North 6th Street, 18th Floor) from 6:30 to 10:30 PM. There will also be a silent auction and some refreshments will be provided.

Also Saturday is Urbanaire, a "chic soiree" that raises money for PROMO. The fundraiser is from 7:30 PM to 1 AM at the Bialto Ballroom in the Centene Center for the Arts (3547 Olive St., Grand Center).

Sunday, May 10 Michael Allen of the Landmarks Association and the amazing blog Ecology of Absence is leading a tour of the James Clemens House. The tour starts at 2 PM: call 314-421-6474 for reservation information.

Also Sunday, join a quartet from the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra as they raise money for the educational program Orchestrating Diversity. The event is at the Lemp Neighborhood Arts Association, 3301 Lemp Ave., at 7 PM.

1 comment:

  1. The link for the Metrobus Funeral leads to a Facebook page that says the event is canceled. Not so, this is a good link: