Saturday, January 17
THE LOOP ICE CARNIVAL
• 5K and 10K Frozen Buns Run
• $1,000 in Ice Cubes
• Temporary Tattoo Scavenger Hunt
• Extreme Winter Sports Movies
at the Tivoli
• Human Dog Sled Races
• S’Mores Roast
• Ice Slides
• Loop Trolley Car Tour
• Ice Polar Bear and Ice Penguin
• Mustache Contest
• Ice Carving Demonstration
• Putt Putt Pub Crawl
And throughout The Loop: Live band & DJs at 10 clubs, fire barrels,
live artists creating while you watch, jugglers, performance groups featuring WASHU students: a capella music groups, drum line and more. Price specials at dozens of unique stores. Great restaurants. Gallery exhibits and more.
See more at Visittheloop.com
Continuing through December 13
PAINTED PROPAGANDA BY MARK FLORIDA
phd gallery showcases a combination of nostalgic aesthetic of World War II with architectural photography as artist Mark Florida creates a hip 21st century propaganda campaign that is as visually satisfying and wickedly satirical.
Mark Florida photographs timeworn buildings in St. Louis and using digital techniques, “paints” them with propaganda posters that are hybrids of his original paintings and slogans from WWII posters. The resulting 40” x 60” ultrachrome images, limited to editions of five prints, are vibrant portraits of architecture as well as a political commentary on contemporary culture, the war on terror, and the environment.
phd gallery, 2300 Cherokee Street
Hours are noon to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday
Continuing through December 18
“ART FOR AIDS”
The Gallery Visio Student Association at UMSL will present “Art for AIDS.”
Gallery Visio, 170 Millennium Student Center at UMSL, One University Blvd.
Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. All exhibits are free and open to the public. Call (314) 516-5976 or http://www.umsl.edu/~visio for more information.
Friday, December 5 through
“IN-DIFFERENT LIGHT” EXHIBIT
BY JILL EVANS PETZALL
“In-Different Light” features digital images of sun-cured laundry that are transformed, much as a photograph is transformed, by light. These images shot in northern India offer fresh, often humorous, abstract and lyrical vantage points onto humanity’s most enduring activity. Petzall, who is a four-time Emmy award-winning filmmaker and writer, expands her perspective in this exhibition of photography, some printed on fiber and installed non-traditionally.
Opening reception: Friday, Dec. 5, 6 to 8 p.m.
COCA, Millstone Gallery, 524 Trinity Avenue, in the University City Loop
Free and open to the public.
GALLERY HOURS: Monday-Friday,
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 12 to 5 p.m.
Wednesday, December 10
THE BOYS OF THE LOUGH CHRISTMAS SHOW—A CELTIC CHRISTMAS
The show is a celebration in music and song of the vital Celtic traditions of midwinter from the Atlantic lands of Northern Europe and North America. They’ll be performing in Meridian Ballroom at SIUE at 7:30 p.m.
More information and tickets visit
Thursday, December 11
13TH ANNUAL GREATER ST. LOUIS TOP 50 AWARDS
St. Louis Top 50 is an awards program presented by the St. Louis RCGA in conjunction with the St. Louis office of Deloitte. Traditionally focused on technology-related companies, the Top 50 program has been expanded to recognize companies in all industries. Fifty winning companies will be honored based on their significant contributions to the St. Louis region and how they have positively affected the future of our business community.
Winners of the 2008 Greater St. Louis Top 50
will be recognized and presented an award at
the annual awards dinner at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis Riverfront, 315 Chestnut St. in the
St. Louis Ballroom.
6 p.m. Registration & Reception
7 to 9 p.m. Dinner & Program
Table of 10, $1,250, individuals $125.
For information and reservations, contact
Lori Meier at (314) 444-1147 or email@example.com
Saturday, December 27
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saint Louis Zoo’s popular Asian elephant turns 16. Admission is free.
Wednesday, December 31
FIRST NIGHT®—SAINT LOUIS RINGS IN THE NEW YEAR
WITH A “KALEIDOSCOPE”
OF SIGHTS AND SOUNDS
IN GRAND CENTER
A “Kaleidoscope” of colors, lights, music and dance unfolds on New Year’s Eve in Grand Center for First Night®—Saint Louis, the annual visual and performing arts festival celebrating the coming of the New Year.
6 p.m. to midnight
Grand Center (Grand Blvd. between Lindell and Delmar)
Admission buttons are available in advance starting Dec. 1 at local Borders and Dierbergs locations for $8 for adults/$4 for children ($10 adults/$5 children on the day of).
Children under 5 are free.
For more information, or a complete schedule of events,
visit www.grandcenter.org and click on “shows and events.”
Thursday, January 15
RCGA'S 172ND ANNUAL DINNER AND MEETING
The evening will be the presentation of the Right Arm of St. Louis Award, the RCGA’s most prestigious honor, and presented annually to a person or persons who have made outstanding contributions to the St. Louis region.
The evening will also include an overview of this year’s accomplishments and a look forward into 2009.
Renaissance St. Louis Grand & Suites Hotel, Majestic Ballroom
5:30 p.m. Reception
6:45 to 9 p.m. Dinner & Program
For information and reservations, contact Mary Barbeau
(314) 444-1103 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, January 20
ST. LOUIS SPEAKER SERIES
Presented by Maryville University
George Mitchell Former Senate Majority Leader,
Ambassador and Good Friday Peace Accord Negotiator
As Senate Majority Leader, he was six times voted “the most respected Senator.” He was asked by the British and Irish governments to chair the Northern Ireland peace negotiations. His work resulted in the Good Friday Peace Accords, which ended decades of conflict. Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig asked him to investigate steroid use, which led to the Mitchell Report.
8 to 9:30 p.m.
Powell Symphony Hall, 718 N. Grand Blvd.
Sponsored by KWMU, Gallop, Johnson & Neuman, LC and RCGA.