Reminder, there's a crucial election on November 2nd: here's how you can get involved.
This week's events:
Monday, October 4,, Sigma Nu at Washington University is hosting Pancakes for Parkinson's at the Edison Courtyard outside the Danforth University Center from 11 AM to 2 PM.
Also Monday, there will be a discussion of energy politics in the U.S. and Bolivia by Professor Bret Gustufson at Bowles Plaza from 1 to 2 PM.
Also Monday, NY Times Columnist Nicholas Kristof will be speaking at the Graham Chapel of Washington University about human rights from 4 to 5 PM.
Also Monday, Robyn Ochs, editor of Getting Bi: Voices of Bisexuals Around the World, will be at Washington University for a couple different discussions in Rebstock 215: at 4 PM there's Beyond Binaries: Identity and the Sexuality Spectrum and at 8 PM there's Bisexuality Myths and Realities.
Also Monday, the second meeting of the LGBTQIA Informational Network will be from 6:30 to 8 PM at the Wine Press (4436 Olive).
Also Monday, the Be You! The Real Girl Tour with Rachel Simmons will be at the mary Institute and St. Louis County Day School (101 N. Warson Rd) at 7 PM.
Also Monday, at 7 PM the Instead of War Coalition meets at the World Community Center (438 North Skinker) at 7 PM.
Also Monday, at Tips for Ta=Tas, the Drag Kings will be raising money for the Susan G Koman for the Cure at 8 PM at Novak's Bar and Grill.
Tuesday, October 5, the acclaimed movie War Dance will be shown at the Goldfarb Hall Student Commons at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work from 6 to 9 PM
Also Tuesday, the SLU Great Issues Committee hosts Eboo Patel, the founder and Executive Director of the Interfaith Youth Core, at the Wool Ballroom from 7 to 9 PM.
Also Tuesday, the Ethical Society (9001 Clayton Rd) hosts a Responsible Public Debate about tax cuts for the upper class at 7 PM.
Also Tuesday, also at the Ethical Society, there will be a Candidate Forum on Energy, Jobs and the Environment from 7 to 9 PM.
Also Tuesday, Fareed Zakaria, editor of Newsweek International and host of CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS, will be speaking at the Powell Symphony Hall at 8 PM as part of the Maryville University St. Louis Speaker Series.
Wednesday, Oct. 6, the Inter-Faith Committee on Latin America is hosting Dignity Not Detention! protest outside the St. Louis Office for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) (1222 Spruce Street) from 4 to 6 PM.
Also Wednesday, the St. Louis Gender Youth Group will be meeting at 7 PM at the Spot Youth Center (4169 Laclede).
Also Wednesday, this month's Black and Green Forum at Legacy Books and Cafe (5429 Delmar) will focus on the topic of the St. Louis School Board at 7 PM.
Also Wednesday, there's a Lieber for Congress Town Hall Meeting at the Daniel Boone Library (300 Clarkson Rd) from 7 to 8:30 PM.
Also Wednesday, reporter Jim Merkel opines on the South Side of St. Louis at Left Bank Books 399 N. Euclid at 7 PM.
Also Wednesday, the Missouri History Museum shows Reel Injun: On the Trail of the Hollywood Indian at 7 PM followed by a panel discussion.
Thursday, October 7, SLU Women's Studies is taking over Cafe Ventura from 5 to 7 PM.
Also Thursday, Harriett's List is hosting 2010: Stepping Up to Power at the Regional Arts Commission (6128 Delmar) from 5 to 7 PM.
Also Thursday, the Human Rights Campaign of St. Louis is having a social from 6 to 8 PM at the Premium Lounge (4199 Manchester).
Also Thursday, SIUE Women's Studies is hosting Sexual Evolution to Erotica at Peck Hall 0304 from 6:30 to 11 PM.
Also Thursday, author Mark Bittman presents the Food Matters Cookbook, which offers ways to "reduce your carbon footprint and your waistline," at 7 PM at the St. Louis County Library (1640 S. Lindbergh).
Also Thursday, this month's City Affair will focus on the LBGTQ Community in St. Louis from 7:30 to 9 PM at Van Goghz Martini Bar and Bistro (3200 Shenandoah). Panelists include Shane Cohn, Robyn Mantague, Muriel Lynn Jones, Chris Andoe, Eric Kham, and Pamel Merrit (aka Shark Fu).
Also Thursday, Ali Abunimah, a Palestian American journalist and author of One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, will be speaking at the SLU Kelly Auditorium behind the Busch Student Center at 7 PM.
Also Thursday, former U.S. Ambassador Joe Wilson (husband of Valerie Plame) will be speaking at Principia College in the Cox Auditorium at 8 PM.
Also Thursday, there's a "It Gets Better Candlelight Vigil" from 8 to 9 PM at Trinity Lutheran Church at the corner of Washington and Euclid. At 8:30, a procession begins down Euclid.
Friday, Oct. 8, Missouri Votes Conservation is having their 4th Annual Cocktail Party at the Soulard Preservation Hall (1921 S. 9th Street) from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.
Saturday, Oct. 9, the Big Read festival for book lovers will be on Central Avenue in Downtown Clayton from 9 AM to 4 PM.
Also, Saturday is the 6th Annual Educating for Change Curriculum Fair from 9:30 AM to 1 PM at Roosevelt Hight School(3230 Hartford). More information, including the key note speech by Mia Henry and Asucena Lopez of the Chicago Freedom School, can be found here.
Also Saturday, Veterans for Peace is hosting a panel on Torture and International Law at the Eden Seminary from 10 AM to 1:30. Mozzam Begg, who was held as an "enemy combatant" for three years and never charged with a crime, will be joining the panel via webcast.
Also Saturday, there's a Grand Opening Celebration for the Curio Shoppe (2301 Cherokee) from 10 AM to 10 PM.
Also Saturday, Artica is back with Return of the Mound Builders from 11 AM to 8 PM at the Corner of Lewis and Dickson Streets on the North Riverfront.
Also Saturday, there' a benefit concert extravaganza for the LGBT Community Center at the Metropolitan Community Church of Greater St. Louis (1919 S. Broadway) from 6 to 8:30 PM.
Also Saturday, there's a North-South - Sur- Norte benefit for the Community Arts and Media Project (CAMP) at the Black Bear Bakery (2639 Cherokee) from 9 PM to 2 AM.
Sunday, Oct. 10, there's a forum on Safe, Clean Communities at the Grapevines Courtyard (105 Front Street, Labadie) in response to the propsal to build a giant coal ash dump in a flood plain from 11 AM to 2 PM.
Sunday, October 10, the NAACP Youth and College Division is holding a "Speaking Truth to Power" town hall meeting in response to youth related deaths due to violence at Harris-Stowe State University (3026 Laclede) from 3 to 5 PM. There's an amazing group of panelists including Chiefs Isom and Fitch, radio host Kenny Murdock, Charlie Dooley, and many others.
Also Sunday, there will be a fundraiser for a film crew from St. Louis travelling to Haiti to shoot a documentary at Lola's (14th and Washington) from 7 to 10 PM.
Also Sunday, and every Sunday, there will be a vigil for peace at the corner of Grand and Lindell at 7 PM.