Events in St. Louis - South City

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Weekly Free Chess Lessons

Tuesdays, 5-7 p.m. Continues through Dec. 17
Apotheosis Comics 3206 S Grand Ave, St. Louis St. Louis - South Grand

Starting April 2nd and every Tuesdays from 5-7pm we’re offering FREE chess lessons with a 3 round G/20 tournament from 1 to 4 pm, every last Sunday of the month. That’s right – you can learn how to play chess right here at the shop! All you need to do is show up. No age restrictions, all levels of experience are welcome. 314.260.1689

Grand Opening of The Place - Youth Drop-In Center

Wed., June 19, 2-3 p.m.
Marquette Recreation Center 4025 Minnesota Ave., St. Louis St. Louis - South City

Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting event for THE PLACE - a youth drop-in center operated in the Marquette Recreation Center as the result of a partnership between Thomas Dunn Learning Center and the St. Louis City Recreation Center Programming. This will be a new opportunity to engage and empower Dutchtown/Gravois Park area youth ages 13 - 22. 314-353-3050


Wednesdays, Thursdays, 12-5 p.m. and Fridays, Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through July 13
The Luminary 2701 Cherokee St, St. Louis St. Louis - South City

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The Luminary presents Counterpublic, a major new public art platform set to animate the everyday spaces of Cherokee Street with expansive artist commissions, performances, processions, and public programs from April 13th to July 13th, 2019. Counterpublic 2019 will bring groundbreaking contemporary art to the barbershops, bakeries, parks, and taquerias that anchor the Cherokee Street neighborhoods of South St. Louis. The project centers on a series of twenty-plus site-responsive commissions in venues as divergent as a tea shop, punk club, former sanctuary, Buddhist temple, Mexican panaderia, and community-organized park. Free and open to the public. 314-773-1533

Tech Support Café

Third Thursday of every month, 6-8 p.m. Continues through Aug. 15
Thomas Dunn Memorial Learning Center 3113 Gasconade at Minnesota, St. Louis St. Louis - St. Louis Hills

FreeSource is excited to partner with the Thomas Dunn Learning Center to launch Tech Support Café, a program in which people gather to help each other to solve problems relating to technology and to build skills, self confidence, and community! Tech Support Café is a recurring event at which participants can receive free technical assistance and peer mentorship from volunteer I.T. professionals in a welcoming, friendly, accessible workshop atmosphere. 314-833-9901


Fri., June 21 and Sat., June 22
The Grove Manchester Ave. between Sarah St and Kentucky Ave, St. Louis St. Louis - Tower Grove

Buy Tickets$20 advance/$25 at the door

This year’s 18th Annual ShowcaseSTL will be the largest lineup yet, with more than 100 acts set to perform. Enjoy a full day of live performances with a kickoff party Friday night. The Grove will be transformed into an-inclusive music crawl Friday, June 21 and Saturday, June 22! All Access Wristbands on sale now.

Dog Day Fridays presented by Purina

Fri., June 21, 4:30-8 p.m., Fri., July 5, 4:30-8 p.m., Fri., July 19, 4:30-8 p.m., Fri., Aug. 2, 4:30-8 p.m., Fri., Aug. 16, 4:30-8 p.m., Fri., Sept. 6, 4:30-8 p.m. and Fri., Sept. 20, 4:30-8 p.m.

To bring people and pets together throughout the summer, Urban Chestnut Brewing Company and Purina will host a series of Dog Day Friday events to offer pooch-friendly fun on the east lawn of the Urban Chestnut Grove Brewery & Bierhall. Dog Day Fridays feature cold beer, hot food, games, delicious dog treats courtesy of Purina and adoptable pets courtesy of Petfinder. 314-222-0143

Missouri Botanical Garden: Tram Tour

Sat., June 22, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Enjoy a free guided tram tour of the historic Missouri Botanical Garden created especially for people with memory loss and their family/friends. The tram will highlight the history and beauty of the Garden. Tour is free, but space is limited to provide a quality experience for all. Registration: Attendance is limited. Registration is REQUIRED. To register online go to and click on “Guided Walks and Tours.” Then click on this tour, and then click on the orange font near the top of the page that says, “Register Online Now.” Call 314.577.9506 if you can’t register online. 314-577-9400

New Moon NA Saturday + Master Pieza

Saturdays, 7 p.m.-1 a.m. Continues through June 28
Pop's Blue Moon 5249 Pattison Ave., St. Louis St. Louis - Tower Grove

New Moon NA Saturday Every Saturday Booze-free bar night featuring live music, food & tasty NA drinks! Live music weekly Hosted by Joshua Loyal Tended by Ellen Cook Fresh pizza by William S Porter aka Master Pieza! Mindful drink menu featuring a variety of non-alcoholic craft beers, mocktails & more! Join us this and every Saturday for a fresh new experience! Made possible by: WellBeing Brewing Heirloom Bottling Co. Wakava H2OPS Hop Water Topo Chico USA Borrago Companion Kombucha Ugly Drinks + more coming soon! 7pm - 1am 314-776-4200

South City Comedy Series

Saturdays, 8-10 p.m. Continues through Aug. 9
Apotheosis Comics 3206 S Grand Ave, St. Louis St. Louis - South Grand

St. Louis and the Mid-West has a ton of great stand up comedians, see five of them every Saturday night. Comic book store + Bar + Comedy = Fun. 314-260-1689

Purses & Pumps for Pooches & Pals

Thu., June 27, 6-8 p.m.

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Save the date! The 14th annual Purses & Pumps for Pooches & Pals event will be held on June 27, 2019 at the Humane Society of Missouri’s Macklind Ave. Headquarters! Each year, more than 400 professional women come out to enjoy a fun evening of networking, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a designer purse and shoe raffle. This year we will pay special tribute to the loss of our dear friend Janet Torrisi-Mokwa, who brought a bright smile, tremendous energy and creativity and an ever present “we can do more” attitude to everything she did. 314-647-8800

Zine and Plant Propagation Workshop

Thu., June 27, 6-9 p.m.
Flowers & Weeds 2118 Cherokee St., St. Louis St. Louis - South City

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Fidencio Fifield-Perez will present a zine workshop about multiple immigration processes and a plant propagation workshop featuring cuttings from plants he has been gifted and documented as part of his installation at Flowers and Weeds. RSVP required to 314-773-1533

Employment Connection Trivia Night

Fri., June 28, 7-10 p.m.
Sheet Metal Local 36 Union Hall 2319 Chouteau Ave #100, St. Louis St. Louis - South City

Buy Tickets$200-$280

@ Sheet Metal Workers Local Union No. 36, 2319 Chouteau Avenue St. Louis 63103
Employment Connection is hosting its first annual Trivia Night sponsored by Midas Hospitality, LLC. on Friday, June 28th from 7 PM-10 PM at the Sheet Metal Workers Local Union No. 36 2319 Chouteau Avenue St. Louis 63103. The theme this year is Carnival. Think Mardis Gras meets Carnival in Brazil meets Pride! Doors will open at 6 PM. There will be a wine pull, games, 50/50 raffle, silent auction items, and more! Proceeds raised help us assist individuals who are unemployed and underemployed gain jobs that lead to careers as well as house individuals and families 314-333-5645

Chess Tournament hosted by the St. Louis Chess Club

Last Saturday of every month, 1-4 p.m. Continues through Dec. 29
Apotheosis Comics 3206 S Grand Ave, St. Louis St. Louis - South Grand

Test your skills every last Sunday of the month for a 3 round G/20 tournament from 1 to 4pm; $10 entry fee. All skill levels are welcome. Winner takes home the Apotheosis Cup and a cash prize if 6 or more players compete. 1st - $30 2nd -$20 3rd - $10 314.260.1689

Improv Fun & Games Workshop

First Monday of every month, 7-9 p.m. Continues through Aug. 2
Pat Connolly Tavern 6400 Oakland Ave., St. Louis St. Louis - Dogtown

Every 1st & 3rd Monday night from 7 to 9 pm on the second floor of the Pat Connolly Tavern 6400 Oakland, St Louis, Mo., 63139 Across from Turtle Park & the Zoo Workshops are only $10... a bargain. Tickets sold at the entrance. 314-647-7287

Frizz Fest

Sat., July 20, 12-6 p.m.
Tower Grove Park 4256 Magnolia Ave., St. Louis St. Louis - Tower Grove

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Natural Beauty Festival and Celebration of Women! "To Encourage Self-Love and Inspire Confidence Among Women". We will have Vendors, Food Trucks, Performances, Activities, Giveaways, and More! Kid Friendly! Family Friendly! Men More Than Welcome! Bring blankets and lawn chairs to hangout!*By attending this event you are giving Frizzy By Nature, LLC, Frizz Fest, participating vendors and performers permission to photograph, videotape, and audio record for use in digital and print media during the event and after the event. Use could include, but not limited to, promotional, educational, and any other public media, that may be deemed appropriate. 314-771-2679

World Naked Bike Ride St. Louis

Sat., July 20, 4-11 p.m.
The Grove Manchester Ave. between Sarah St and Kentucky Ave, St. Louis St. Louis - Tower Grove

The World Naked Bike Ride in St. Louis is part of an international event raising awareness of cyclists’ rights and safety on the road as well as promoting positive body image, diversity and respect for each other. 2019 is the 12th anniversary of the World Naked Bike Ride in St Louis. The ride is on Saturday, July 20th 2019.

The World Beat Music Fest

Sat., Sept. 7, 9-12 a.m.
Fellowship STL 3453 S Jefferson Ave, St. Louis St. Louis - South City

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The World Beat Music Fest…local world beat fusion bands….art, food, jewelry, clothing, and more from local vendors… At Fellowship STL (formerly known as Treffpunkt). 314-606-9747

Compton Heights - Compton Hill House Tour

Sat., Sept. 28, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sun., Sept. 29, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Magic Chef Mansion 3400 Russell Blvd., St. Louis St. Louis - Soulard

Buy Tickets$25 in advance, $30 during Tour. Children under 4 are free.

Two of St. Louis' finest historic neighborhoods, long celebrated for gorgeous turn-of-the-century architecture--will host a house tour September 28 and Sunday September 29, 2019. Tour 10 gracious homes with original stained-glass windows and intricate woodwork, winding staircases and elegant features. Just one of the many highlights of the tour is the famed Magic Chef Mansion, a stunning showplace home and crown jewel of the area. The main floor and the unique basement bowling alley are included, plus the lovely biergarten on the grounds offers a selection of cold drinks and food for purchase. 314-664-3400

Art in the Park St. Louis Hills

Sun., Sept. 29, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Francis Park Eichelberger St. & Donovan Ave., St. Louis St. Louis - St. Louis Hills

Fourteen years and going strong! Art in the Park returns to Francis Park in St. Louis Hills on Sunday, September 29, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., when artists fill the space on both sides of the lily pond to showcase their creative wares amid live music, delicious food and children’s activities. As always, admission is free and open to the public. 314-406-1672

Cornerstone Center's Trivia Night

Sat., Nov. 2, 6-9:30 p.m.
Grand Hall on Chouteau 2319 Chouteau Ave., St. Louis St. Louis - South City

The 5th annual Cornerstone Center Trivia Night to support Cornerstone Center for Early Learning, St. Louis' oldest accredited early learning center. Featuring 8 rounds of trivia, raffles, games, and more. Includes free beer, wine, and soda. 314-865-5244

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