Monday, August 24, 2009

St. Louis Activist Events for Aug. 24 - 30

This Week's Events:

Monday, August 24, Pride St. Louis will be holding a community meeting from 7 to 8:20 PM at Trinity Episcopal Church at 600 N. Euclid. At the meeting, people can meet the 2010 Board of Directors, learn about upcoming events, and find out how to get more involved.

Tuesday, August 25, the St. Louis Regional Health Commission will be holding at Community Health Forum were people can share their experiences with the regional healthcare system. The event will be at St. Louis ConnectCare (in the gymnasium) at 5535 Delmar from 2 to 7 PM.

Also Tuesday, Left Bank Books will be hosting a Night of Music and Poetry, featuring Kristen Graves, at their downtown location at 321 N. 10th. The event starts at 7 PM

Wednesday, August 26, there will be a fundraiser for Gary McKiddy, a Democrat running for the State House of Representatives in District. The fundraiser will be at 6:30 N. Kingshighway in St. Charles from 5 to 9 PM.

Also Wednesday, the YWCA will be focusing this installment of the So Reel film series on Arican Americans learning to navigate the corporate ladder. The event will be at the Phyliss Wheatley Heritage Center, 2711 Locust, from 5:30 to 7 PM.

Also Wednesday,`Shamrocks for Shalom House is a fundraiser for the Shalom Outreach Society which provides shelter for homeless women in St. Louis. the fundraiser will be at McGurk's Irish Pub (1200 Russell Blvd) from 6 to 9 PM.

Also Wednesday, SOTA Gay-Straight Alliance is hosting the comedian ANT at the MUC Meridian Ballroom in Edwardsville, IL, from 7 to 9 PM.

Thursday, August 27, The UMSL Institute for Women's and Gender Studies is holding a clothing sale of stylish women's, men's, and children's clothes. Proceeds go to scholarships for the program. The event will be in the Century Room B of the Millennium Student Center at UMSL, One University Blvd, from 9 AM to 6 PM.

Also Thursday, is the Thirst for Life- Rehab Happy Hour where proceeds to to the St. Louis Effort for AIDS at 4054 Chouteau from 4 to 7 PM.

Also Thursday, Show Me Hand Made will be having a Happy Hour at Crestwood Courts from 6 to 8 PM.

Also Thursday, there is a Campaign Kickoff Fundraiser for Churie Spreng, a Democrat running in the 76th District for the Missouri House of Representatives. The event will be at Pirrone's Pizza, 1775 Washington in Florissant, from 5 to 7 PM.

Also Thursday will be the August Edition of Drinking Liberally, where participants will be drinking extra liberally to celebrate co-prez Brian Kauling's birthday. The festivities will be at the Premium Lounge, 4199 Manchester, from 6 to 10 PM.

Also Thursday, Metropolis St. Louis will be headed to the Botanical Gardens at 4344 Shaw at 6:30 for their Garden Party Nights and then on to O'Connell's Pub at 4652 afterward.

Also Thursday, there will be an (anti) Wrecking Ball party at Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp, from 7:30 to midnight to "uphold citizen participation in St. Louis preservation law."

Also Thursday, the Gay Men's Reading Group at Left Bank Books will be meeting to discuss How Beautiful It Is and How Easily It Can be Broken at 7:30 PM.

Friday, August 28, there will be a march and rally in commemoration of the Jefferson Bank civil disobedience that helped to open up employment for blacks in banking and other industries back in 1963. The event will be at 2301 Market Street from 4 to 6 PM.

Also Friday, The Burning Kumquat, organic community garden for WashU, will be having a Farm Party from 5:30 to 8 PM at the garden, located on Wallace Drive behind the Alumni House. Food+music+garden tours = good times.

Also Friday, the Southside Center is holding a Happy Hour for a Cause from 5:30 to 8:30 PM at the Parkside Lounge, 3117 S. Grand. Proceeds help to benefit the immigrant and refugee after school and therapy programs at the center.

Also Friday, the LGBT Center of St. Louis is holding their One Year Anniversary Celebration at 625 N. Euclid, Suite 420, from 6 to 9 PM.

Also Friday, Faith Aloud will be discussing two of the three things you're not supposed to talk about in polite conversations at the Sex and Religion Trivia Night at 15 Lenox Place from 7 to 10 PM (doors open at 6).

Saturday, August 29, there will be a fundraiser for Jessi Lisette, a wonderful person and friend of many members of the Activist Hub who suffered an ischemic cerebral stroke in April and needs help with her medical bills. The event will be at the Urban Eats Cafe, 3301 Meramec from 7 to 11:30 PM. Please stop by and pitch in if you can.

Saturday and Sunday will feature the always worthwhile Festival of Nations in Tower Grove Park from noon to 8 PM.

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