2013 has been a groundbreaking year for The Luminary – both physically and conceptually. We have embarked on our most ambitious project to date: transforming a 16,000 sq/ft complex on Cherokee Street into one of the region’s most dynamic spaces for contemporary culture. With the help of supporters like you, we are building The Luminary from the ground up.
The Eat Drink Listen Festival seeks to unify the restaurant and bar industry in St. Louis with creative musicians and visual artists from around the country, producing never-before-seen collaborations in both fields. Brought to you by Musicians/Barmen/Imbibers Brandon Cavanagh and David Whitwell, the festival takes Mixology, the Culinary Arts, and Baristology, and elevates them to their rightful place as high art, presenting them in cooperative performances with specially trained musicians and artists.
The congregations of St. Matthew United Church of Christ (UCC) and St. Catherine of Siena American National Catholic Church (ANCC) will share space in the Historic St. Matthew’s church on the corner of South Jefferson and Potomac in St. Louis starting Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013.
“Two churches with two worship styles under one roof,” is how Pastor Mary Ann Lawrence of St. Matthew UCC described it. The two congregations will separately use the sanctuary for Sunday worship.
St. Catherine of Siena ANCC is leasing and sharing space with St. Matthew UCC, which has maintained the church since its founding in 1875.
Posted by Ben West on November 21, 2013 | 1 Comment
Ben West, co-founder of WasabiNet, was in fact interviewed last month by New York Times writer Kate Murphy in research of her recent article about community-based mesh wireless networks. Unfortunately, we didn’t make the final cut, being edited out for reasons of space. (Sad trombone.) Still, the other community networks mentioned, Personal Telco, FNF (in Kansas City!), and AWMN, all very cool.
LIKE most people, Kim Thomas has a broadband connection at home that she uses to check email, surf the Internet and stream music and video.
Flowers and Weeds has scheduled a variety of classes for the Holiday Season so you can give a gift that is unique and special because you made it!. The class times are on the Events page of their website. Here is a rundown of the type of classes and the dates.
Make Your Own Thanksgiving Day Centerpiece November 24th and 26th
Using all of the freshest local fall goodies, create a beautiful centerpiece for your Thanksgiving Day table that is unique and special because you made it! For a class fee of $45.00 Jessica will give you a run down of ingredients, the basics of floral design mechanics, as well as a few tips of the trade. Feel free to bring a friend and have a fun afternoon down on Cherokee!
Posted by Anne McCullough on November 19, 2013 | Leave a Comment
There is a CSBA Meeting this Thursday, 5:30pm at El Torito, 2753 Cherokee. Attached is the agenda for the meeting, October meeting minutes, BOD meeting minutes & handout on amendments to the CSBA Bylaws and information about Community Improvement Districts. On the agenda: three businesses are asking for letters of support & the nomination committee will be making their announcement for Board the three eligible Advisory positions and President, Vice President and Treasurer positions.
If you are interested in running for an eligible CSBA position:
Posted by Anne McCullough on November 12, 2013 | Leave a Comment
There will be a CSBA Board of Directors meeting this Thursday, 5pm at 3407 S. Jefferson at Nebula Coworking. The CSBA will be going over amendments to the Bylaws, Appointments to the Vacant Lot RFO Selection Committee and the ProBono Engagement Letter/ Establishment of a Nonprofit.
Posted by Anne McCullough on November 6, 2013 | Leave a Comment
Cherokee Street has been featured in the November issue of the National Publication Southern Living. It is listed in their Travel and Culture Section under “Next Great Neighborhood.” with the tag line “This Under the radar strip shines with Show-Me State Style and Locals of Every Stripe.” Ten businesses on the street are listed including Siete Luminarias, The Fortune Teller Bar, Scarlett Garnet, STL-Style, Whisk Bakeshop, Retro 101, Foam Coffee & Beer, Junk Junkie, Blank Space & Fort Gondo.
Nevermore Jazz Ball & St. Louis Swing Dance Festival and Cherokee Street Jazz Crawl returns to Cherokee Street THIS WEEKEND!
Posted by Anne McCullough on November 5, 2013 | Leave a Comment
Posted by Anne McCullough on November 5, 2013 | 1 Comment
-All inventory and fixtures to be sold at discounted prices.
30 percent off from Wed. Oct. 30 – Sun. Nov. 3
40 percent off from Wed. Nov. 6 – Sun. Nov. 10
50 percent off from Wed. Nov. 13 – Sun. Nov. 17
60 percent off from Wed. Nov. 20 – Sun. Nov. 24
65 percent off from Wed. Nov. 27 – Fri. Nov. 29
-Final BLOW OUT PARTY all day Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 1pm-midnight. Refreshments, socializing, entertainment to be announced.
-Black Friday, final day: buy bulk books by the bag, CHEAP! Everything remaining to be wheeled and dealed on Black Friday.
Posted by Fort Gondo on November 3, 2013 | Leave a Comment
“Meditations in an Emergency: Ekphrastic Poetry on Demand by Henry Goldkamp”
Saturday, November 9, 12 – 8 PM
With a musical performance by Zak Marmalefsky, 6 – 8 PM
at fort gondo (3151 Cherokee Street)
An extension of an on-going series of programs organized by the three host organizations about the problem of art criticism in St. Louis, this event offers artists in the community an opportunity to have ekphrastic poems written about their artwork.
Posted by Anne McCullough on October 17, 2013 | Leave a Comment
ST. LOUIS CURIO SHOPPE
2301 CHEROKEE STREET, ST. LOUIS
Do you love the history, ghostly tales. and legends of the Show-Me State? Here’s your chance to meet the author of HAUNTED MISSOURI and THE BIG BOOK OF MISSOURI GHOST STORIES – Troy Taylor, who will be signing books, shaking hands, and kissing babies (well… maybe not that) at the coolest little shoppe on Cherokee Street.
Posted by Anne McCullough on October 16, 2013 | Leave a Comment
There is a CSBA Meeting this Thursday, 5:30pm at El Torito, 2753 Cherokee.
Please let me know if you have any changes or additions to the agenda before noon on Thursday, October 17.
Certain cities do certain things better. In St. Louis, we’ve been doing better beer for a looooong time. This hoppy elixir has played a pivotal role in the development of our town; it makes for a good buzz, and it also makes for a good tour. Join the Renegades to hear how St. Louis came to dominate the brewing of beer in the 1800′s and how this legacy continues to influence the city to this day.
This month we’re going to be Sloupin’ it up at BANK Gallery on Cherokee Street.
Sunday, October 27th
5pm to 7pm
We will have a fantastic Mexican soup, and other tasty treats for you to enjoy.
Sloup is a monthly gathering of friends, artists, and soup lovers. For a donation of $10 you get soup, snacks, drink, and a VOTE on your favorite of a collection of proposals from artists and activists. Choose your favorite idea, and the one with the most votes gets all of the money raised!
Posted by Anne McCullough on October 9, 2013 | Leave a Comment
Too Hip Comedy Celebrates Its Second Year
with Mary Mack and Tim Harmston
SAINT LOUIS, MO. – St. Louis’ premiere monthly independent stand-up comedy showcase is thrilled to announce that October will mark its second anniversary at at Foam Coffee & Beer in the Cherokee-Lemp Historic District.
The showcase will play host Oct. 24 to comedians Mary Mack (Sirius XM, Marc Maron’s WTF Podcast and Bob & Tom) and Tim Harmston (Late Show with David Letterman, Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham).
Too many artists are uninsured. Now every artist can obtain health insurance with full benefits at a reasonable cost.
St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts (VLAA) is working with partners around the region to make sure you are aware of the new insurance options that are available under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Our goal is to educate every St. Louis artist — working in every discipline — about the basic provisions of the ACA and to encourage every artist to get covered. More info
The 23rd “Haul of Justice” Superhero Bike Ride launches on Oct 5th. Superheroes from around the country (and world) will converge at the Community Arts and Movement Project in St. Louis, and begin training on Saturday, October 5th, at 9am. After a few days of training and service, they will storm into the world in selfless service. They focus on spontaneously responding to every call for help that we receive. The ride lasts for as long as there is energy.
More on the Superheroes:
Posted by Anne McCullough on October 1, 2013 | Leave a Comment
The CSBA will have a Board Meeting, this Thursday, 5:15pm at Nebula Coworking- 3407 S. Jefferson. Below is information regarding the meeting. The CSBA BOD meetings are open to the public.
Michelle Peterson of the St. Louis Development Corporation will be attending this meeting to discuss how the Board should move forward on deciding CID property assessments and sales/use tax. She will be proposing for the Board to decide what they want for the street, how much money that will take, and then deciding on the percentages for a CID based on what kind of revenue the Board would like to see for the street.
Posted by Anne McCullough on October 1, 2013 | Leave a Comment
Ben West, WasabiNet’s co-founder, is off to Berlin for this year’s International Summit for Community Wireless Networks (IS4CWN), being hosted by theOpen Technology Institute of the New America Foundation.
Exciting! Aufregend (in German)! Ben will be presenting a tech showcase about the solar-powered rooftop wireless network Sunflower Mesh, in conjunction with the COMMUNAL-cator Arduino-based sensing platform being presented by Xavier Leonard.Ben has been attending these summits since it came to St. Louis in 2006. Through these conferences, Ben has promoted the the wonders of WasabiNet, the local hackerspace Arch Reactor, the Cherokee Street community, and St. Louis in general, in distant places like Vienna, Barcelona, and now mostly recently Berlin.