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Community Fun Day

Sat., Oct. 19, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

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All ages are welcomed at this family friendly event. There will be performances, storytelling, puzzles, crafts, scavenger hunts, button-making, and much more! Free and open to the public. In conjunction with the exhibition Ai Weiwei: Bare Life. 314-935-5490

Fall Market

Sat., Oct. 19, 2-6 p.m.

@ Fresh & Co. Studio, 4366 Manchester Ave., Saint Louis, MO 63110
Join us Saturday, October 19th at the studio from 2 to 6 p.m. for a fall market brimming with gorgeous local goods to get you in a cozy autumn mood! Make and take bouquets! Snacks and warm cider to sip while you mingle and shop! Featuring: City House Country Mouse Mahnal Jewelry Sennit + Sauvage Route Rae Marcel Photography Confluence Kombucha Butter Love by L.C. 314-502-9555

Paper and Thread: Dreams are Made of These

Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Continues through Oct. 30
Norton's Fine Art & Framing 2025 S. Big Bend Blvd., Richmond Heights Richmond Heights

Paper and Thread: Dreams are Made of These Deann Rubin and Betty Shew - Handwoven Tapestry and Cast Paper Opening Reception- September 28th: 1 - 4pm Show runs through Weds, Oct. 30th In connection with Innovations in Textiles STL 2019 More details at their website - Regular Gallery hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10 - 6 / Free and open to the public with free parking. 314-645-4040

The Boulevard Farmers Market

Sundays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Continues through Nov. 24
The Boulevard-Saint Louis S. Brentwood Blvd. & Galleria Parkway, Richmond Heights Richmond Heights

Peruse a wide range of fresh, locally-sourced produce, baked goods and hand-crafted items. Sample delicious foods, all while enjoying live music and supporting local businesses. Check out the list of vendors here! Please note, this list is subject to change: 708-923-6312

Soup & Workshop Series: Immigation 101

Sundays, 5-7 p.m. Continues through Nov. 10

Buy TicketsFree, but registration required

@ Christ Church UCC Maplewood, 2200 Bellevue, Maplewood, MO
Learn about immigration issues. Soup and refreshments provided. Hosted by IFCLA and the Immigration Justice Team of Christ Church UCC. Immigration 101 provides community members a chance to learn about the history of US involvement and intervention in Latin America; review US immigration law and policy; contextualize this history and develop skills to critically assess current immigrant realities in St. Louis; practice using dignity as the measure of assessing the the moral value of all policies, institutions, and actions against immigrants; and begin to identify political and social actions that emerge from this deepened understanding. 314-721-2977

America's Pub Quiz Trivia Night

Mondays, 7-9 p.m. Continues through Oct. 29

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@ Hofbrauhaus, 123 Saint Eugene Drive, Belleville, IL 62223
Win prizes by playing trivia! Play solo or as a team. All ages welcome. Get there early to sign in for free. Trivia starts at 7pm sharp. Enjoy music, food, beer, and humor. Presented by America's Pub Quiz host Michael Slack, a DJ/Emcee and former St. Louis on-air announcer for KMJM. 618-800-2337

Planet Score 4 Year Anniversary Bash

Sat., Oct. 26, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Planet Score Records 7421 Manchester Rd, Maplewood Maplewood

Come help us celebrate 4 years of Planet Score Records with a store wide sale and party! Free fresh street tacos, Schlafly beer and snacks. Caricature drawings by STL artist Ol' Jimmy Valentine. Spin the Wheel of Deals at checkout for super savings. Plus an amazing selection of records, CDs, cassettes, movies, posters and more! 314-282-0777

Comic Relief's Halloween ComicFest

Sat., Oct. 26, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Comic Relief 2224 N. 3rd St., St Charles St. Charles

Comic Relief's Halloween ComicFest Oct 26 11-7 pm Everyone who comes in will get 2 free comics from a free Halloween ComicFest Selection No purchase required . Free Candy also for the kids Event : 2224 N 3rd St , St Charles MO 63301 636-940-1244 Kid friendly ( free comics and candy), Handicap accessible website More info about ComicFest and comic book choices visitt 636-940-1244

Vendor Blender

Sat., Oct. 26, 3-6 p.m.

@ Fresh and Co. Studio, 4366 Manchester Ave. St. Louis, Mo 63110
Small Business Vendor Fair Sip and Shop. Come shop and drink Fall inspired drinks! 3144823003

Gallery Conversation: On Ai Weiwei and Architectural Design

Thu., Oct. 31, 5:30 p.m.

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Igor Marjanović, JoAnne Stolaroff Cotsen Professor and chair of undergraduate architecture in the Sam Fox School, and students from "Introduction to Design Processes I" will join Sabine Eckmann, William T. Kemper Director and Chief Curator, for a discussion of Ai Weiwei's art in relation to architectural context and human experience. Free and open to the public. In conjunction with the exhibition Ai Weiwei: Bare Life. 314-935-5490

Art on Campus Walking Tour

Fri., Nov. 1, 2 p.m.

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Put on your walking shoes for a tour of artworks installed throughout the Danforth Campus as part of the Art on Campus program, led by Leslie Markle, curator for public art. The 90-minute begins at the Kemper Art Museum and will include a stop at the new Florence Steinberg Weil Sculpture Garden to see the latest Art on Campus commission by Dan Graham. Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared for walking. Free and open to the public. 314-935-5490

St. Louis Best Bridal Wedding Expo

Sun., Nov. 3, 12-3:30 p.m.
Saint Charles Convention Center 1 Convention Center Plaza, St. Charles St. Charles County

Buy Tickets$0-$5

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Interact with dozens of St. Louis' best wedding professionals! Your one-stop shop to get your entire wedding day planned. Enjoy Live music from 7 different local wedding bands, various enter to wins and unlimited food & beverage samples from tasting booths! 3143408000

Art Inspiring Music: Challenging Perceptions: Harmonic and Social Dissonances

Thu., Nov. 7, 6 p.m.

This season’s special exhibition Ai Weiwei: Bare Life serves as inspiration for this unique program featuring the violin/clarinet/percussion ensemble F-PLUS. With driving rhythms, moments of extreme dissonance, and complex, interweaving lines, F-PLUS will embark on a sonic journey evocative of Ai Weiwei’s artworks that challenge us to be aware of the world around us in times of political and social turmoil. The program will include works by Roger Zare, WashU composer Christopher Stark, and Howie Kenty. Free and open to the public. Cosponsored with the Department of Music in Arts & Sciences. 314-935-5490

The Big Muddy Dance Fest

Sat., Nov. 9, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 10, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Buy Tickets$0-$100

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@ The Big Muddy Dance Company, 3305 Washington Blvd
The Big Muddy partners with the Kranzberg Arts Foundation to bring a fresh perspective on the idea of dance. Dancers and dance-lovers of all ages and experiences unite at this weekend-long festival of master classes, panel discussions, networking events, workshops, showcase, auditions, and a dance-specific vendor fair. Attendees can choose their own adventure to experience dance in a new and invigorating way! There's sure to be something for everyone in this jam-packed weekend of dance. 314-338-4058

Blacks in America: 400 Years Plus featuring Karine Jean-Pierre

Sun., Nov. 10, 3-5:30 p.m.
Washington University-Graham Chapel 6445 Forsyth Blvd., University City University City

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Join us for the finale of the Blacks in America: 400 Years Plus trilogy, during the month in which national elections are held. The program includes additional speakers, performances and more! This event features Karine Jean-Pierre, NBC and MSNBC Political Analyst. Her new book, Moving Forward: A Story of Hope, Hard Work, and the Promise of America will be available for sale after the event. The year 2019 marks 400 years since the first documented arrival of Africans in the United States. This event is in alignment with a national agenda to recognize the significance of this anniversary.

An Evening with Mike Roberts

Tue., Nov. 12, 7-8:45 p.m.

@ Franciscan Sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Tau Center, 335 S. Kirkwood Road
Please join us for An Evening with Mike Roberts in Kirkwood. Mike will speak on “Climate Change – From the Vatican to the Pentagon.” Many of you will recognize Mike for his 37-year career in television as a meteorologist. From 1996 to 2016, you could always spot him on KSDK-TV 5 where he won four Emmy awards. From 2004 to 2016, he also served as an adjunct faculty member for the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Saint Louis University. In addition, Mike has been a hospice volunteer for many years. 314-965-3700

Gallery Conversation: On China's Past in the Present

Thu., Nov. 14, 5:30 p.m.

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In this gallery talk, Kristina Kleutghen, David W. Mesker Associate Professor of Art History and Archaeology in Arts & Sciences, and Sabine Eckmann, William T. Kemper Director and Chief Curator, will discuss Ai Weiwei's engagement with China's history, including his use of Chinese artifacts and traditional crafts at the same time the country undergoes a radical and ongoing transformation into a global present and future. Free and open to the public. In conjunction with the exhibition Ai Weiwei: Bare Life. 314-935-5490

SHE Stories: Fur, Scale, and Feather Babies

Fri., Nov. 15, 7-9 p.m.
Shameless Grounds 1901 Withnell Ave., St. Louis St. Louis - South City

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They are our companions. They are our friends. They protect us, amuse us, keep us company, eat with us, sleep with us, work their way into every aspect of our lives… they are our pets, of course! From pets that we have rescued to those that have rescued us, take a night to celebrate our fur, scale, and feather babies! This event is open mic style, but if you have a story you'd like to tell, please email It is FREE and open to the public! 314-449-1240

Civic Cocktails

Wed., Nov. 20, 6-8 p.m.
Third Wheel Brewing 4008 N Service Rd, St. Peters St. Peters

Join us for Civic Cocktails, an informal gathering to discuss current events and engage in civil, non-partisan political conversation about what’s important to you. We'll discuss current events and upcoming League programs, including our 100th anniversary celebrations. Bring a friend and enjoy some local brews from Third Wheel Brewing and choose from their nice selection of food and drink. Hope to see you there! 6363457661

Cedar Lake Cellars' Wine-O Bingo

Fri., Nov. 22, 7-10 p.m.
Cedar Lake Cellars 11008 Schreckengast Road, Wright City Outstate MO

Cedar Lake Cellars, a year-round winery and event venue, will host Wine-O Bingo night. The evening – which is free and open to those 21 years of age and older – will feature bingo specifically for adults who love both wine and games. The event will be held in the winery’s Barrel Room, and prizes will be awarded to all winners. 636-745-9500

Green Gift Bazaar

Sat., Nov. 30

@ Post Commons, 200 Alby Street, Alton, Illinois, 62002
Alton Main Street and the Sierra club present the 17th Annual Green Gift Bazaar, featuring dozens of eco-artisans and green vendors. This unique, eco-friendly holiday market is the only one of its kind in the St. Louis area! Celebrate Small Business Saturday by gathering with your friends and family in Downtown Alton at The Post Commons!

Truths & Reckonings: The Art of Transformative Racial Justice

Mon., Dec. 2, 5:30 p.m.

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Geoff Ward, associate professor and associate chair in the Department of African & African-American Studies in Arts & Sciences, will discuss his Teaching Gallery exhibition, Truths and Reckonings: The Art of Transformative Racial Justice. Through a selection of artworks from the Museum's collection and objects from the Washington University Libraries, the exhibition considers how art and its presentation can bear witness to difficult truths–colonialism, enslavement, lynching–and the need to reckon with injustice and contribute to repair. Free and open to the public. 314-935-5490

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