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Friday, April 28, 2017

The Best Things to Do in St. Louis This Week, April 28 to May 3

Posted By on Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 6:59 AM

This weekend, see a series of art shows, catch a theatrical performance (free!) at the Central library or watch the dances of India. Whatever you do, don't stay home. Here are our choices for the best picks this weekend, and into next week. 1. See a new show at...

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day with the Bookstore Too Independent to Join It

Posted By on Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 6:45 AM

This Saturday is Independent Bookstore Day, a celebration for every locally-owned bookstore that has weathered the onslaught of corporate behemoths and "print is dead" naysayers alike. It's also a pretty good time for book lovers, who have yet another reason to visit their favorite shops. Participating stores will have...

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

St. Louisans Secretly Want to Move to .... Chicago?

Posted By on Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 7:58 AM

Don't try to hide it any longer, St. Louis: You secretly like Chicago. Real estate website Redfin published a study Monday examining U.S. migration. The study looked at where Redfin's home hunters in this year's first quarter were looking to move, as well as where the users were located...

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Lena Dunham Will Kick Off Her New 'Variety Show' in St. Louis Next Month

Posted By on Tue, Apr 25, 2017 at 12:05 PM

The most controversial millennial in the nation is hitting the road — and she's kicking things off in St. Louis. Lena Dunham — the creator, writer and star of HBO's Girls, as well as the subject of a million think pieces — announced this morning that she and Jenni Konner are...

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New Gallery Show, Portraying Humanity, Depicts St. Louis Immigrants

Posted By on Tue, Apr 25, 2017 at 7:39 AM

The conversation surrounding immigration can be a nasty one in 2017, with everyone from the president down to online commenters throwing jabs at those who come to the U.S. from other countries. A new photography exhibit opening at the Dark Room this weekend hopes to change that. “In a...

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Make Like Brando and Give St. Louis Your Best 'Stella!'

Posted By on Tue, Apr 25, 2017 at 6:49 AM

Are you loud, lusty and prone to ripping your shirt in fits of emotional turmoil? You might have what it takes to win this year's Stella! Shouting Contest. The contest is a tie-in to the second annual Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis. It's a cheeky take on the most...

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Queens' Storytime at Webster University Is Anything but a Drag

Posted By on Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 8:44 AM

"PENGUINS!" the crowd of children excitedly shouted upon seeing what book was to be read next. Helena Handbag smiled affectionately, adjusted her emoji-covered dress, bobbed one pink stiletto-covered foot and read And Tango Makes Three to her rapt audience at the Webster University library. "Roy and Silo taught Tango...

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Found by the Pound Promises Superior Second-Hand Clothing on South Grand

Posted By on Fri, Apr 21, 2017 at 6:16 AM

A new shop on South Grand will open its doors for the first time this weekend, promising "rescued" clothing that's been carefully curated from a downright huge collection. Found by the Pound (3232 South Grand Boulevard) is the brainchild of Rick Wolf, who's been in the clothing business for 37...

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The Best Things to Do in St. Louis This Weekend, April 21 to 23

Posted By on Fri, Apr 21, 2017 at 6:09 AM

A Shakespeare festival, a two-day Earth Day celebration, a bites & brews celebration in Alton — this weekend is positively packed with fun events in the St. Louis area. Here are our favorites. 1. See Twelfth Period, or Not Another Twelfth Night Have you ever seen a Shakespeare production...

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Through FORAI, Refugees and Immigrants Find Success Working with Their Hands

Posted By on Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 8:52 AM

In a room located on the top floor of New City Fellowship in Tower Grove South, refugee women and volunteers sit at a table working with their hands. The table contains the equipment needed to make jewelry. Hands bend wire as miniature hammers clang. What is happening here is...

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