Monday, February 7, 2011

Top picks for Feb. 7 - 13

You can find a comprehensive listing of St. Louis events over at ForwardSTL. But here are some choice picks for the week:

Monday : Understand Egypt's Resistance
7pm – 9pm
1077 S. Newstead (map)
Description: Khaled A Hamid, MD, PhD, will offer perspective and context on what is happening on the ground in Egypt. Dr. Hamid is a graduate of the University of British Columbia and the Fellowship program at Washington University, St. Louis. He is active within the St. Louis area in political, civil rights, religious and interfaith activities. He blogs often on Middle East issues. From

Tuesday: Franklin County Public Hearing on Coal Ash Landfills
6:00pm – 11:30pm
1964 Prairie Dell Rd, ECC Union MO - Classroom Bldg AC Auditorium (map)
Description: Join us for the last of what has been a string of hearings that began back in the summer. These are the 2 that are really important because the County Commissioners are hearing testimony that will help decide if we allow CCW landfills or not. Find out more info at You do not need to know everything about liners, hexavalent chromium and County regulations to know coal ash near water is a bad idea. Come join us, say a few words if you feel comfortable doing so...and support others fighting for safe landfilling of toxic materials. Thanks! Spread the word.

Wednesday: The Vagina Monologues start at SLU
7pm – 9pm
The Sheldon, 3648 Washington Avenue, Saint Louis, MO
Description: Una, the Feminist Voice at SLU, represents The Vagina Monologues! There will be two shows, Feb. 9th and Feb 10th, each starting at 7pm. Tickets are $10, $15 if you buy a ticket for The Vagina Monologues and The SLU Monologues. Please contact any cast member or Una member for tickets.

Thursday: Assembly Series Lecture: "The End of an Islamic Republic"
5pm – 6pm
Steinberg Hall Auditorium, Danforth Campus, Washington University in St. Louis
Description: Dr. Hamid Dabashi, the Hagop Kevorkian Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature, will present a talk on the disputed Iranian elections of 2009 and the Green Movement.

Friday: Beacon and Eggs invades Normandy!
9am – 12pm
Afro World Hair and Fashions, 7276 Natural Bridge Road, Normandy, MO 63121
Description: Peter Franzen of the St. Louis Beacon hosts Panel Discussion with:
  • Dr. Thomas George - Chancellor, University of Missouri at St. Louis
  • Patrick Green - Mayor, City of Normandy
  • Dr. Stanton Lawrence - Normandy Schools Superintendent
  • Victor Little - Artistic Director, LittleVictories, a division of AfroWorld
  • Chris Krehmeyer - Executive Director, Beyond Housing

Saturday: Bring the War Dollars Home Breakfast with Rep. William Lacy Clay Jr.
9am – 12pm
Delmonico's Diner, 4909 Delmar, Saint Louis, MO (map)
Description: How could the people of St. Louis spend the over $5 billion that we have spent on wars in Afghanistan and Iraq? What have these wars cost us here at home? "A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.¨
Martin Luther King, Jr. 4/4/1967

Sunday: Novak's presents: STRAY RESCUE OF ST. LOUIS, ADOPT AMORE...
12pm – 5pm
Novak's bar and grill
Description: Stray Rescue is having an adoption day @ Novak's!!!! Stray Rescue merchandise will be for sale, EVERYONE is encouraged to wear red!! This Valentines week bring home a NEW animal to LOVE!!! Tell all of your friends and please come to Novak's for Stray Rescue's event!! SUNDAY FEB 13TH!!! from noon- 6 p.m. we have $1 drafts! chili dogs!! from 6-10 p.m. we have a BEER BUST!! Then from 10 - 3 a.m. we have our INDUSTRY night!!! Can't wait to see you all there!!

Sunday: Yeyo Arts Collective 1st Annual Dinner
3pm – 6pm
Nu Art Metropolitan Gallery
Description: Yeyo Arts Collective will be hosting their first annual dinner! Sine Berhanu of Ah!zeefah lentil dips, a local independent product, will be our caterer for our Ethiopian dinner celebration. There will be performances, youth artwork and more!

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