Afro Sexy Cool (No. 8) / One Year Anniversary
May
26
May 27

Afro Sexy Cool (No. 8) / One Year Anniversary

  • Blank Space

Come celebrate the one year anniversary of AFRO SEXY COOL with special guest deejays DJ Nico and DJ Tr3y, special guest host T-Animated, resident ASC selector Blvck Spvde, and ASC creator Nappy DJ Needles
 


78th District Job and Resource Fair
May
13
10:00 am10:00

78th District Job and Resource Fair

  • Roosevelt High School

This Job fair is an oppurtunity to find gainful employment, higher education, and/or financial guidance. We really wanted to concentrate on our SLPS parents and the adults of St. Louis city and county, when we are making livable wages, life is much more comfortable for everyone. Come to Roosevelt between the hours of 10am-2pm

MoppetSwap: Toys, Clothes, Games for 0-10yo
May
13
9:30 am09:30

MoppetSwap: Toys, Clothes, Games for 0-10yo

  • First Unitarian Church of St. Louis

MoppetSwap is an exchange of kids items for eco-savvy parents who want to live a more clutter-free existence. No cost, just bring at least a bag of your kids stuff - only quality items, no holes or stains please - and take as much as you need. Volunteers sort the items and run them out to tables: Newborn, 6 months, 12mo, 18mo, 2T, 3T, 4T(all the way up to 10 years old) Maternity, Toys & Books, Gear, etc. At the end, leftover items are donated to a women's shelter in North City, Karen House. This community event relies on volunteers - If you'd like to volunteer, please let me know!

13 COLORS OF THE HONDURAN RESISTANCE
May
11
6:00 pm18:00

13 COLORS OF THE HONDURAN RESISTANCE

  • Yeyo Arts Collective

Join us in honor of the life & courageous work of the late, Bertha Cáceres, for a beautiful evening of spoken word performances, live music, love & resistance, and a special dinner, to welcome two very esteemed guests, Melissa Cardoza, Afro-Indigenous Freedom Fighter, Poet and Author, of 13 Colors of Resistance, and Karla Lara, Singer/Songwriter of the Struggle. 
 

Teach-in on Protecting our Fourth Amendment Rights
May
10
6:00 pm18:00

Teach-in on Protecting our Fourth Amendment Rights

  • ACLU of Missouri

In the age of increased surveillance, our communities must have more oversight over what technology is purchased and how it is being used against civilians. Over the past year, the Privacy Watch STL coalition, which includes the ACLU of Missouri, Coalition Against Police Crimes and Repression, Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment, National Lawyers Guild-STL, Empower Missouri, and Amnesty International St. Louis, have been meeting and developing possible policy solutions and a campaign to build more transparency and accountability with how our government and law enforcement uses surveillance technology. 
 

Lawyering for Good: A social for volunteer lawyers
May
9
5:30 pm17:30

Lawyering for Good: A social for volunteer lawyers

  • T-REX

On Tuesday, May 9th, community lawyers will host a social for lawyers and law students who have asked 'what can I do?' and want to get involved. 

If you're an attorney, law professor or law student who wants to apply your skills and make a difference, come out to this event. Meet attorneys from ArchCity Defenders, ACLU, National Lawyers Guild, NAACP of St Louis County, the MICA Project, and the MacArthur Justice Center, and find the volunteer and training opportunities that best suit your interests and skill-set. 

Attendees will also be able to sign up for upcoming CLEs to get beneficial training and support. 

Drinks and light appetizers will be served at 5:30 with speakers to start at 6. 

This event is hosted by Khazaeli Wyrsch, LLC.

RSVP is encouraged: https://goo.gl/forms/0v5aNo750ulkXXob2

Black Cinema Club - May
May
7
5:00 pm17:00

Black Cinema Club - May

  • Blank Space

Black Cinema Club is a quarterly event held on the first Sunday of each month for those with an appreciation for film and black culture.

During each gathering, we'll show a film significant to the black experience: culturally, socially, and/or politically. There will be a post-screening discussion that digs into the synopsis, themes, and subject matter of the film.

Resist + Reclaim
May
7
3:00 pm15:00

Resist + Reclaim

  • South City Church

A People's Assembly to address vacant land, displacement, and gentrification in our communities. Hosted by The Pine Lawn Coalition, Solidarity Economy St. Louis, and the Highlander Education and Research Center.

2017 Showdown: A Drum Line Celebration of 'Beating' Challenges
May
6
2:00 pm14:00

2017 Showdown: A Drum Line Celebration of 'Beating' Challenges

  • Normandy High School

The Show-Me Sound/N78C Percussion Club, Lincoln University’s Groove Dynasty Drum Line, The Sumner High School Drum Line, The Warehouse Warriors Drum Line, The Normandy Viking Stick’em Crew Alumni and other invited guest ensembles, will be coming together to remind youth and the community of a tremendous legacy of drum corps and percussive arts through the ‘Beating' Challenges SHOWDOWN.

The event celebrates Show-Me Sound Organization’s after-school percussive arts education initiative with students of the Normandy Schools Collaborative 7th – 8th Grade Center. Far beyond just a percussive arts educational program, ‘Beating’ Challenges instills discipline, focus, teamwork, and stimulates excellent school attendance by participants.
The performance event will be preceded by a free college/career recruitment fair.

United People Market Day
May
6
12:00 pm12:00

United People Market Day

  • United People Market

Is it time to fill your fridge with nutritious veggies and meats again?

The UNITED PEOPLE of North St. Louis County can make it happen for you.

Stop on by to see all of the activity for yourself and pick up all the goodies you will need for an awesome meal!
 

Community Clothing Swap
Apr
30
1:00 pm13:00

Community Clothing Swap

  • Perennial

Perennial's Community Clothing Swap will be hosted in our new, larger space! Each clothing swap is set-up like a department store (all shirts in one spot, all pants in another, etc.). You bring clothes you no longer want (but are still in fine shape) and take home new-to-you items from the swap. All proceeds benefit Perennial's educational programs.
 

St. Louis People's Climate March
Apr
29
12:00 pm12:00

St. Louis People's Climate March

  • pin Hide Map Luther Ely Smith Square

On Saturday, April 29th, St. Louis will gather together in solidarity with the People's Climate Movement to show our local and national leaders that we are ready to fight back and stand up for our communities. 

Black Biz Power Breakfast: The Growth of Home Based Businesses
Apr
29
10:00 am10:00

Black Biz Power Breakfast: The Growth of Home Based Businesses

  • Diner's Delight

The Free Lance Economy and The Growth of Home Based Business

Have you thought about starting a home based business? Are you looking to increase your home based business? The shifting of the job market have many people thinking of ways to become their own boss or to simply bring home extra income. Home base businesses are driving the new economy and changing lives.

If you’ve thought about starting a home based business join STL Black Biz and the Black Biz Power Breakfast April 29th at Diner’s Delight for an informative session with experts in the field of building your own home businesess.

Lyrical Therapy ft. UrbILL Dialects
Apr
23
7:00 pm19:00

Lyrical Therapy ft. UrbILL Dialects

  • UrbArts

Come catch good vibes with STL National Slam Team, UrbILL Dialects, we hit the stage for our first team feature of the year on April 23rd At Lyrical Therapy. 

New Indie Poems, New Group Poems, Same Dopeness

Tickets: Only $10 bucks

Ticket+Shirt+Button: $25
(You can get your fav team member custom shirt or one with just the squa name)

The Experience: Priceless

Combating Islamophobia: Understand it. Resist it.
Apr
23
2:00 pm14:00

Combating Islamophobia: Understand it. Resist it.

  • Friends Meeting House

Every day, we hear how Muslims are targeted unfairly by government, media, individuals -- stereotyped as terrorists, banned even if they have legal visas, victimized by hate crimes. Please join the St. Louis Anti-Racist Collective (ARC), Palestine Solidarity Committee (PSC), and Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) for an important workshop

Resisting 13th in STL -- Screening and Workshop
Apr
23
2:00 pm14:00

Resisting 13th in STL -- Screening and Workshop

  • Magnolia Cafe and The Stage at KDHX

Join Decarcerate STL, ArchCity Defenders, and American Friends Service Committee, presented in partnership with KDHX for a screening of Ava DuVernay's 13th: A documentary following the tranformation of slavery after the 13th amendment, into mass incarceration.
Afterwards, we will host a workshop to resist mass incarceration. The event will provide folks with education and insight on how the prison industrial complex is active in St. Louis, as well as an opportunity to engage in local, direct action.

Service-Learning in Nicaragua Global Ethos Fundraiser
Apr
22
6:00 pm18:00

Service-Learning in Nicaragua Global Ethos Fundraiser

  • RKDE

Join us for an evening of live entertainment, arcade games and wholesome fun in support of STL youth looking to broaden their horizons and deepen their understandings of themselves in a complicated world through a service-learning trip to San Ramon, Nicaragua. Live music. Slam poetry. Photography and artist talk. Silent Auction. And more. Much love and our humble gratitude. Your $10 donations are deeply appreciated.
 

Forced Displacement Stories from Palestine and the US
Apr
15
6:00 pm18:00

Forced Displacement Stories from Palestine and the US

  • Christ the King UCC

Join us for a discussion about exile featuring stories about Palestinian refugees and the right of return, the concerns of Latinx economic and political refugees in the United States, the Muslim ban and forced displacement on St. Louis’ Northside.

United People Market Day
Apr
15
10:00 am10:00

United People Market Day

  • United People Market

Looking to fill your fridge with nutritious veggies and meats?

The UNITED PEOPLE of North St. Louis County can make it happen for you.

Stop on by to see all of the activity for yourself and pick up all the goodies you need for your great Easter dinner!
 

Perennial's Grand Opening!
Apr
14
6:00 pm18:00

Perennial's Grand Opening!

  • Perennial

Join us for the official grand opening of our new shop! 

See our newly completed Community Workshop + Store dedicated to creative reuse. Learn about upcoming programs, find out how to get involved, and check out all the resources we have available for you to create what you need from items that would otherwise be thrown away. Find out more about us here: https://perennialstl.org/

A big Perennial thank you to everyone who helped us move into our new larger shop. We hope you'll stop by and celebrate with us!

Cori Bush: Rally for Community Leadership
Apr
9
3:00 pm15:00

Cori Bush: Rally for Community Leadership

  • Urb Arts

On April 9th, join us to hear a major announcement from Cori Bush. Prominent issue advocates and community leaders will recap their work in the current challenging climate. Artists and musicians will deliver their perspectives. 

We invite you to partake in *free* food, live music, and dance as we reunite to push forward. Musicians TBA. Your RSVP is requested:coribushleadershiprally.eventbrite.com

Non-Binary Clothing Swap
Apr
9
2:00 pm14:00

Non-Binary Clothing Swap

  • Yeyo Arts Collective

It is finnnnnnnally Springtime and you know what that means: 
time to fight capitalist structures through sharing our resources and what is more fun to share than our closets???

SO LETS SWAP!

Waiting to Exhale
Mar
28
7:00 pm19:00

Waiting to Exhale

  • Yeyo Arts Collective

To Celebrate Woman's History Month Yeyo is hosting the 1st of many kick backs to talk about the moments we spend each week, month and year waiting to exhale from. 

There will be poetry, music and wine of course. A few possible surprises.

Resist + Renew
Mar
26
2:00 pm14:00

Resist + Renew

  • Merhaba Restaurant

Mark your calendars for Sunday, March 26th 2-4:30pm at Merhaba Restaurant, where we will resist through solidarity and renew with music, food, drinks, and fun! In the spirit of our Solidarity Economy, this event featuring Androbeat is FREE for members and $10 for non-members.

 

Transcending the Spectrum 4
Mar
25
6:00 pm18:00

Transcending the Spectrum 4

  • Westminster Press

The Metro Trans Umbrella Group is pleased to present,
"Transcending the Spectrum", the 4th annual LGBTQIA art exhibition and fundraiser at Westminster Press, which will run through May 12th.

Please join us for an exciting exhibition featuring works of art by St. Louis area LGBTQIA artists. Food and drink will be on hand. This event is open to everyone

4th Annual Trivia Night
Mar
25
6:00 pm18:00

4th Annual Trivia Night

  • City Garden Montessori Charter School

Bring your family and friends out to support the work of ArchCity Defenders. There will be plenty of opportunities to give throughout the evening. We will also be collecting donations of personal & toiletry items on behalf of our clients and their families. The table who brings the most items will receive a special prize!

Blank Space 5 Year Anniversary Weekend!
Mar
24
Mar 26

Blank Space 5 Year Anniversary Weekend!

  • Blank Space

Wow. Five years y'all. Can't really believe it. From the conversations we've been having, neither can anyone else. In typical fashion, we will gather, give thanks, reminisce, and party with the best artists in the city. We're selling tickets early this year cuz we may sell out!

7PM Doors // $10 adv (each day) $12 DoS // 2847 Cherokee 63118

ReMAKE at South City Art Supply
Mar
23
5:30 pm17:30

ReMAKE at South City Art Supply

  • South City Art Supply

Join Perennial at Cherokee Street’s independent art store, South City Art Supply, for a fun evening of making + crafting three projects. All tools + materials provided. This event is in partnership with South City Art Supply. $5 in advance to save your seat or at the door if available.

Grillin' & Greens
Mar
18
4:00 pm16:00

Grillin' & Greens

  • City Greens Market

We want to invite everyone to our patio Saturday, March 18th from 4-7pm for some good food and good music. Part of the purpose of this event is to raise money for our new community garden. In case you were unaware, the City Greens Community Garden has to move this summer because the land it currently occupies is being developed. We have some great stuff that some local businesses and farms have donated that we will raffle off and have a silent auction to raise money for the new garden.

Pumped Up Plarn Party
Mar
18
2:00 pm14:00

Pumped Up Plarn Party

  • Blank Space

This party with a purpose will help us help our homeless neighbors by providing them with a little portable comfort as well as give us all an opportunity to do a bit of community outreach to help people in need and keep some of those pesky bags out of the landfills.

Black Speculative Arts Movement St. Louis 2017
Mar
17
Mar 18

Black Speculative Arts Movement St. Louis 2017

  • Harris-Stowe State University

Black Speculative Arts Movemen, aka BsaM, is an annual Afrofuturism, black comics, and arts convention held at multiple colleges, universities, and museums thruought the United States.

Our annual conventions, co-founded by associate professor and chair of the Humanities department at Harris-Stowe State University, Dr. Reynaldo Anderson, and founder of Midwest Ethnic Convention for Comics and Arts - MECCAMaia Crown Williams, will include vending from a vast amount of comics, art, and artisan creators and vendors, live performances, a full international film festival via MECCAcon, seminars, classes, hand on workshops, plays, and much more. Students are also welcome to submit proposals to participate as well.