This week's events:
Monday, June 7, OFA will be canvassing for victory in 2010 starting at 5:30 at the St. Louis Bread Company at 21 Allen in Webster Groves.
Also Monday, there will be a Happy Hour at the Bleeding Deacon (4123 Chippewa) at 6 PM with proceeds benefitting Safe Connections.
Also Monday, Colin Beaven, also known as No Impact Man, will be speaking tonight at 7 PM at the Schlafly Branch of the St. Louis Public Library.
Also Monday, the St. Louis Young Democrats will be having their monthly meeting at 7 PM at Maggie O'Brients (2000 Market Street).
Also Monday the Instead of War Coalition will be gathering at 7 PM at the World Community Center (438 N. Skinker) for their monthly meeting.
Tuesday, June 8, Women in Black, a informally organized group of Jewish, Christian, Muslim & other religious & secular women, as well as supportive men, who believe that a just & lasting peace between Israelis & Palestinians is attainable based on international law & the implementation of UN resolutions, will be having their monthly vigil outside of the St. Louis Bread Company on Delmar from 11:30 AM to 1 PM.
Also Tuesday, Vanessa Woods, author of Bonobo Handshake, a book about a young woman who follows her fiance to war-torn Congo to study extremely endangered bonobo apes, will be speaking at 7 PM at Left Bank Books (399 N. Euclid).
Also Tuesday, the Schlafly Tap Room (2100 Locust) will be screening Banished at 7:30 PM as part of the Veterans for Peace film series.
Wednesday, June 9, there will be a rally outside of the BP station at the corner of Goodfellow and Delmar urging McCaskill to vote no on the Dirty Air Act.
Also Wednesday, there will be a happy hour at the Moonrise (6177 Delmar) from 5:30 to 8:30 PM to benefit Beyond Housing.
Also Wednesday, volunteers will be phone banking for Russ Carnahan from 5:30 to 8:30 PM at 7000 S. Chippewa.
Thursday, June 10, is the Opening Night for Joan Lipkin's play The State of Marriage, examining the changing face of marriage and the institution's complicated emotional, religious, and social dimensions and history. Doors open for mingling at 6:30 and the performance starts at 8 PM at the Regional Arts Commission (6128 Delmar) and proceeds support the ACLU of Eastern Missouri.
Friday, June 11, the St. Charles Central Committee is hosting First Capitol Days from 6 to 11 PM at the Trigg Banquet Center in Old Town O'Fallon.
Also Friday, the PrideFest Kick-Off Party will be at the Mad Art Gallery (2727 S. 12th) from 7 to 11 PM.
Also Friday, the Big Gay Art Show kicks off at the Soulard Art Market (2028 S. 12th St.) from 7 to 10 PM. That includes the Out in the Open Fashion Show at 9 PM.
Saturday, June 12 is the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Downtown St. Louis. Both Robin Carnahan, a breast cancer survivor and FUZE will be fielding teams.
Also Saturday, Black Bear Bakery (2639 Cherokee) will be having a KDHX Brunch Benefit from 9 AM to 2 PM, serving buckwheat pancakes and corncakes, potatoes, salads, fruit, quiche, and many spring farm ingredients.
Also Saturday, the Missouri Coalition for the Environment will be leading a hike in Castlewood State Park from 10 AM to noon.
Also Saturday, Julia Butterfly Hill, famous for living in a Redwood to prevent it from being cut down, will be speaking at the Schlafly Tap Room (2100 Locust) from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM.
Also Saturday, the Urban League Young Professionals are having an Urban Renaissance Gala from 6 PM to 1 AM at 9801 Natural Bridge Road.
Also Saturday, Boogie for Babies, raising money for Nurses for Newborns, will start at the Motto Museum (3441 Olive) at 7 PM.
Also Saturday, the St. Louis Craft Mafia is holding a Re-Fashion Party from 8 to 10 PM at 3159 Cherokee.
Also Saturday, there will be a fundraiser at the Rowan Community Center (1401 Rowan) from 8 PM to midnight for the St. Louis group headed up to the U.S. Social Forum in Detroit.
Sunday, June 13, the Flag Day Luau at Sandrina's (5098 Arsenal) from 4 PM to 2 AM will benefit Friends of Kids with Canger and KDHX.
Also Sunday, Dave Leipholtz, candidate for Missouri's 64th District, will be attending a Meet-and-Greet at the Cervantes Co-op House (6036 Pershing) from 7:30 to 10:30 PM. Prior to that event, there will be a Co-op Cafe at 5:30.