This week's events:
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Tuesday, September 7, the 1st Annual Mound City Archaeology Film Festival will be at the Missouri History Museum (Lindell and DeBaliviere) from 5 to 8 PM.
Wednesday, September 8, there will be a fundraiser for Democratic State Representative Sam Komo at the Law Offices of Jo Ann Karll (1412 B Gravious Rd in High Ridge, MO), from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.
Also Wednesday, the Urban League Young Professionals will be having a General Body Meeting from 6 to 9:30 PM at 3701 Grandel Square.
Also Wednesday, there will be a Socialism 101 class at the Southern Illinois Student Center (Kaskaskia Room, 2nd Floor) from 7 to 9 PM.
Also Wednesday, Metropolis St. Louis is holding a Wednesday Walk on South Grand from 6 PM onward.
Thursday, September 9, Schools Not Prisons will be meeting at Ritter Hall room 217.
Also Thursday, the SLU Interfaith Roundtable will discuss Media Influence on Current Religious Events at the Busch Student Center Room 256 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM.
Also Thursday, SIUE Women's Studies is hosting a Poetry Reading by Allison Joseph at the University Bookstore.
Also Thursday, St. Louis NORML will be meeting at 3026 Cherokee from 7 to 10 PM.
Also Thursday, Mokabe's (Grand and Arsenal) will be hosting Homolatte, an all ages queer music and spoken word show from 7:30 to 9 PM.
Friday September 10, the Lindenwood Spectrum Alliance will be meeting from 4 to 5 PM at Young 111.
Also Friday, local activist, actor, and theatre critic Chuck Lavazzi will be Master of Ceremonies at the Cabaret at the Cafe Cioccolato (816 Olive) from 8 to 10 PM.
Friday through Sunday is the Greater St. Louis Hispanic Festival at Memorial Park (1315 Chestnut).
Friday through Sunday is also the Schlafly Art Outside Alternative Art Fair at the Schlafly Bottleworks (7260 Southwest Avenue in Maplewood). The St. Louis Art Fair will also be going on at this time.
Saturday and Sunday, check out the Mexican Independence Day Festival on Cherokee Street.
Saturday, September 11, Jason McClelland is riding to raise money for Multiple Sclerosis research from 7 AM to 3 PM.
Also Saturday, there will be a Alzheimer's Memory Walk at Busch Stadium starting at 8:30 AM.
Also Saturday, there will be a Missouri River Cleanup at the Lewis and Clark Boathouse in St. Charles, MO from 9 AM to noon.
Also Saturday, the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of St. Louis will be volunteering with Gateway Greening from 9 AM to noon.
Also Saturday, Black Bear Bakery (2639 Cherokee) is hosting a fundraiser for KDHX from 9 AM to 2 PM.
Also Saturday, also at 9 AM, there's a 5K Run/Walk for Freedom starting at the Brookings Quad at Wash U, raising money for the International Crisis Aid's (ICA) Safe Campaign.
Also Saturday, there will be a Cherokee Real Garden Cooking Demonstration from 11 AM to 1 PM at 2647 Cherokee.
Also Saturday, the Riverbend Coffee Party is hosting a Conversation with a Patriotic American Muslim from noon to 2 PM at Sacred Grounds (333 West Behalto Drive in Behalto, IL). You can read about the bizarre controversy around the event here.
Also Saturday, the Literacy for Social Justice Teacher Research Group is hosting a Social Studies for Social Justice series that goes from 1 to 3 PM at the St. Louis Public Library Schlafly Branch (225 N. Euclid).
Also Saturday, NARAL is hosting a Choice Avenue Gala and Auction from 6 to 10 PM at the Chase Park Plaza (212 N. Kingshighway).
Also Saturday, the Great Green Pesto Feast will be held from 6 to 8 PM at Grace United Methodist Church (6199 Waterman).
Also Saturday, there will be a Trivia Night Fundraiser for the Joint Neighborhood Ministry, a group that provides direct aid with dignity, coordination and referral to resources, at St. John's Evangelical UCC (11333 St. Johns Church Road) from 6:30 to 10 PM.
Also Saturday, there will be a Birthday Extravaganza for Sonia Wagner from 9 PM to 1:30 AM at the Atomic Cowboy.
Sunday, September 12, there will be a doggie wash and BBQ to benefit the Stan Lee Cancer Fund at the Auto Trim Parking Lot, 901 Howard George Drive in Manchester, from noon to 4 PM.
Also Sunday, the St. Louis Vegan Network is holding a Soul Veg Meetup from noon to 8 PM at the Fisher Wellness Center.
Also Sunday, there's a meeting of the St. Louis Palestine Solidarity group at 1 PM at the World Community Center (438 Skinker).
Also Sunday, there will be a class on Green Parenting at the Earthways Center from 2 to 3:30 PM.
Also Sunday, there's a class called Capitalist Economic Crisis and Socialist Revolution at the CAMP Building (3022A Cherokee) from 2 to 5 PM.
Also Sunday, and every Sunday, there will be a candlelight vigil for peace at the corner of Grand and Lindell.