CWE Annual Gala
Dec
2
7:00 pm19:00

CWE Annual Gala

  • Third Degree Glass Factory

The Central West End Association is proud to announce its first Annual CWE Gala “Celebrating Music” - an event we’re certain will become St. Louis’ most anticipated winter event.

Nov
10
6:30 pm18:30

World Chess Hall of Fame - Composer Spotlight Series: Respighi

Doors 6:30 PM | Concert 7:00 PM | $10*

Join the World Chess Hall of Fame as we welcome the music of Italian composer Respighi.

Ottorino Respighi is beloved for his sparkling and florid compositions that paint vivid sonic landscapes of his Italian homeland. Best known for his orchestral tone-poems, this concert showcases his rich chamber music for strings and voice, featuring his String Quartet in D Major and Il Tramonto for mezzo-soprano and string quartet.

Featuring St. Louis Symphony members Erin Schreiber, Shawn Weil, Chris Tantillo, and Bjorn Ranheim, as well as special guest Lara Nie.

Reservations are required.

RSVP to events@worldchesshof.org or click here. For more information visit worldchesshof.org.

Children's Halloween Party
Oct
29
12:00 pm12:00

Children's Halloween Party

Halloween Party

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

 

St. Louis Public Library - Schlafly Branch

Activity Room

 

Enjoy Halloween games and crafts. Show off your Halloween costumes.

Workshops at Bowood Farms
Apr
2
10:00 am10:00

Workshops at Bowood Farms

Saturday, April 2, 10 a.m.
Edible Tabletop Planter Workshop, $40

Wednesday & Thursday, April 6 & 7, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Heart-Felt Scarf Workshop taught by Dahven White, $145 includes box lunch provided by Cafe Osage


Sunday, April 10, 2 to 4 p.m.
Create Your Own Cutting Garden with Urban Buds: City Grown Flowers
Session 1: Summer Blooming Flowers

Workshops at Bowood Farms 
Call (314) 454-6868 to register.

Happy Hour has moved to Brennan's, Friday, April 1
Apr
1
5:00 pm17:00

Happy Hour has moved to Brennan's, Friday, April 1

Note: There's been a change of location for next Friday's Happy Hour. Hope to see you at Brennan's!

Happy Hour events are a great way to meet new neighbors and visit with old friends while supporting a local business.

We'll be noshing on some delicious appetizers including bacon wrapped dates, cheeses and charcuterie. Cash bar.

RSVP here.
 

Brennan's                                          4659 Maryland Avenue

 

Philip Slein Gallery: Robert Sagerman Monochromatic Paintings
Mar
25
5:00 pm17:00

Philip Slein Gallery: Robert Sagerman Monochromatic Paintings

Opens Friday, March 25              5 to 8 p.m.


This is the first St. Louis exhibition for New York painter Robert Sagerman. Merging painting, sculpture, and Jewish mysticism, Robert Sagerman approaches each one of his textured, abstract compositions as an act of devotion.

In addition, the gallery is pleased to introduce another New York painter, Alison Hall whose work is also rooted in ritual, meditation, and repetition. Like Sagerman’s work, Hall’s paintings appear to be monochromatic, however, upon further inspection, they are captivating in their formal complexity and subtlety. 


On view until April 30
 

 

Philip Slein Gallery                    4735 McPherson Avenue      

Opening Friday at Duane Reed Gallery:  James Marshall, Aaron Karp & Daniel Burnett
Mar
25
5:00 pm17:00

Opening Friday at Duane Reed Gallery: James Marshall, Aaron Karp & Daniel Burnett

Friday, March 25                   5 to 8 p.m.

   

The photograph shows one of artist Daniel Burnett's site-specific murals. Burnett grew up in Chicago and began painting graffiti at the age of 14. At age 16 he began taking his art practice seriously as a way to curb self-destructive models of behavior. What started as a form of therapy grew into an obsessive practice that has been refined over the past 15 years. 

Exhibitions on view until April 29

4729 McPherson Avenue                             (314) 361-4100

World Chess Hall of Fame Monthly Music Series: The Trombones of the Saint Louis Symphony
Mar
23
7:00 pm19:00

World Chess Hall of Fame Monthly Music Series: The Trombones of the Saint Louis Symphony

Wednesday, March 23 at 7 p.m., $10
(Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)

Since 2006, the Trombones of the Saint Louis Symphony have taken their finely honed ensemble skills off of the symphonic concert stage and into chamber music settings across the U.S. The WCHOF is thrilled to bring this unique sound of the trombone quartet to the intimate gallery setting.  

Reservations are required.

$5 Tickets available for members, seniors, and military.

Includes one free drink ticket and complimentary hors d’oeuvres.
Metered on-street parking is available, as well as paid lots adjacent to Kingside Diner and at the Schlafly Library.

RSVP to events@worldchesshof.org or click here to reserve a spot.

Famous-Barr’s French Onion Soup Returns: Chef Manfred Zettl Recreates Beloved Recipe for STL Village Fundraiser Sunday, March 13
Mar
13
4:00 pm16:00

Famous-Barr’s French Onion Soup Returns: Chef Manfred Zettl Recreates Beloved Recipe for STL Village Fundraiser Sunday, March 13

Chef Manfred Zettl is stepping out of retirement to recreate his Famous-Barr cheese-encrusted onion soup for the STL Village “Soup’s On!” spring fundraiser on Sunday, March 13, 2016, 4 p.m., at Second Presbyterian Church, 4501 Westminster Place in the Central West End. Tickets are $25. This is expected to be a sell out!  To purchase tickets contact: STL Village (314) 802-0275or visit http://stlvillage.org/soup/
 
The Austrian-born Chef Zettl will share memories of running the Famous-Barr kitchen and the creation of the French onion soup that became the store’s signature dish at the March 13 event that is expected to attract his culinary fans and invoke many happy memories for St. Louisans longing for the savory treat not available since the mid-1970’s.
 
Chef Zettl, a resident of the Central West End, is donating his time, talent and all cooking ingredients for the STL Village benefit. STL Village is a nonprofit grassroots membership organization that supports older adults who desire to remain in their homes, stay active in their community, and socially engaged as they age. The St. Louis chapter is one of more than a hundred in the nation-wide Village-to-Village network that is revolutionizing the way Americans age in place.
 
For more information about the Soup’s On! event or the STL Village, please contact:
Madeline Franklin, Executive Director of STL Village, (314) 802-0275 or click www.stlvillage.org

World Chess Hall of Fame  An Evening with Johannes Brahms:  A Performance by The Malbec Quartet
Mar
10
6:30 pm18:30

World Chess Hall of Fame An Evening with Johannes Brahms: A Performance by The Malbec Quartet

Thursday, March 10, 2016 | Doors 6:30 P.M. | Concert 7:00 P.M. | $10

Due to the growing interest in our Music Series, the World Chess Hall of Fame (WCHOF) is excited to announce an additional quarterly concert series. Each of these performances will highlight the musical contributions of select composers. Please join the WCHOF as we begin this new series on March 10 with a performance by the Malbec Quartet featuring the work of Johannes Brahms.

$5 Tickets available for members, seniors, and military. 
One free drink ticket and complimentary hors d’oeuvres.

For more information contact events@worldchesshof.org or click here to reserve a spot.

First Friday Happy Hour at Central Table/Bar Paradigm
Mar
4
5:00 pm17:00

First Friday Happy Hour at Central Table/Bar Paradigm

Friday, March 4     5 to 7 p.m.         23 S. Euclid

Meet your neighbors and get better connected to the Central West End community while supporting a local business. As always, there will be a complimentary AB beverage and light snacks for all CWEA members. 

RSVP here!

World Chess Hall of Fame Monthly Music Series: St. Louis Classical Guitar Society
Feb
24
6:30 pm18:30

World Chess Hall of Fame Monthly Music Series: St. Louis Classical Guitar Society

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 | Doors 6:30 pm | Concert 7:00 pm

Join the World Chess Hall of Fame as they welcome an intimate quartet performance from the St. Louis Classical Guitar Society.

One of the oldest guitar societies in the nation, the St. Louis Classical Guitar Society brings its experience and talent to the WCHOF stage. Consisting of local St. Louis guitarists Paul Kreter, Carolyn Harris, Stephen Rekas, and Jeffrey Sieth, this quartet performance will include a repertoire from the Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical periods, and national music of countries such as Spain and Brazil. In addition, members arrange music from other genres including beautiful folk and popular tunes.

 Reservations are required.

$5 Tickets available for members, seniors, and military.
One free drink ticket and complimentary hors d’oeuvres.
For more information contact events@worldchesshof.org or click here to reserve a spot.

Happy Hour at The Orion, Thursday, February 18
Feb
18
5:00 pm17:00

Happy Hour at The Orion, Thursday, February 18

Please join The Central West End Association and STL Village for happy hour at The Orion on Thursday, February 18 from 5 to 7 p.m.
In addition to an opportunity to be among the first to view this exciting apartment project located at the corner of Euclid and West Pine Avenues, there will be an opportunity to visit with neighbors while enjoying nibbles and beverages. A short program is scheduled for 6:00 p.m., and apartments will be available for tours throughout the evening.

Please RSVP (here) so that we can get an accurate head count.

Feb
8
5:30 pm17:30

World Chess Hall of Fame: Ladies' Knight with Yuko Suga

Thursday, February 11 at 6:30 p.m.

 

Join artist Yuko Suga as she presents her piece, Checkmate: Series 1 Prototype, 2015, a chess set inspired by the recent upheavals in Saint Louis and other cities in the United States. Suga will discuss her work and lead an activity exploring the choices we all make every day and how they inform our creative process. Participants will create a two-sided, wearable work of art.

Yuko Suga studied metalsmithing with Heikki Seppa at Washington University, where she received a Minor in Metals and a Masters in Occupational Therapy. While teaching at Craft Alliance she explored combining glass techniquess with other craft media. Her work is a reflection of the relationship between line, form, function, and process and is often inspired by events and experiences in the community and environment. She is currently a faculty member in both metals and glass, at the Craft Alliance Center for Design in Saint Louis.

$5 at the Door | Free for World Chess Hall of Fame members
For more information please email: events@worldchesshof.org or click here to reserve a spot.

Ladies Knight: Beginner Chess Lessons at Chess Club & Scholastic Center
Feb
8
5:30 pm17:30

Ladies Knight: Beginner Chess Lessons at Chess Club & Scholastic Center

Open to Women and Girls of all ages
 Thursdays 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Chess Club and Scholastic Center

Classes taught by chess champions International Master Irene Sukandar and Woman Grandmaster Katerina Nemcova. Classes are designed for beginners and no prior knowledge is necessary.

Free for CCSCSL Members, $5 General Admission.

Wine and cheese provided. For more information contact Ryan Chester at rchester@saintlouischessclub.org.
 

Author Events at Left Bank Books
Feb
8
5:30 pm17:30

Author Events at Left Bank Books

Tuesday, February 9 at 7 p.m.

Christina Lane: Comfort and Joy & Dessert for Two
Desserts for this event provided by CWE's Cafe Osage  


Wednesday, February 10 at 7 p.m.

Bryan Thomas Schmidt: Shattered Shields

Thursday, February 11 at 7 p.m.

Michael Shapiro: Eleven Museums, Eleven Directors: Conversations on Art and Leadership (Shapiro is the High Museum of Art Director Emeritus & former curator of St. Louis Art Museum).

Saturday, February 13 at 10:30 a.m.

Storytime with Miss Jonesey

Jan
29
5:00 pm17:00

projects+gallery: Haute Hip-Hop

 

Friday, January 29, 2016 - Saturday, March 12, 2016

Barrett Barrera presents HAUTE HIP-HOP, an exhibition that celebrates the rise of the hip-hop phenomenon and its preeminent cultural influence.

Featured artists include Tyler Boye, Jermaine Clark, Joe Conzo, Dolce & Gabbana, Shepard Fairey, Fantich & Young, Gregory Ingram, Jonathan Mannion, Charlie Le Mindu, Marilyn Minter, Moschino, Toyin Ojih Odutola, Fahamu Pecou, Hank Willis Thomas, Mickalene Thomas, Valentino, and Kehinde Wiley. 

For more information click here

CWE NSI Public Security Forum
Jan
27
5:45 pm17:45

CWE NSI Public Security Forum

January 27, 5:45pm at the Mahler Ballroom (4915 Washington)

Join the CWE Neighborhood Security Initiative for a Central West End Public Security Forum. This forum will feature awards given to officers who have had an impact on the CWE. 

CWE Church: I Get Joy, What African-American Spirituals Show Us About The Well-Lived Life
Jan
24
5:00 pm17:00

CWE Church: I Get Joy, What African-American Spirituals Show Us About The Well-Lived Life

Sunday, January 24, 5-6:30 PM

Location: Juniper, 360 N Boyle Ave

 

Central West End Church invites you to an “open forum.” Designed for those who are skeptical or exploring the claims of Christianity, open forums include a concert, a lecture on the evening’s theme, and an open mic Q&A. 

Concert: African-American Spirituals and Gospel music, featuring special guest artists Malachi Owens and Mary Higgins.

Lecture: What difference does a worldview make to how we live? What do we learn from these spirituals, and how do their answers to some of the biggest questions in life (human dignity, evil, and suffering) compare to other worldview options, such as Secular or Eastern perspectives? Open mic Q&A after the lecture. 

Reception to follow with wine, beer, and light snacks. 

Nursery care available during the forum for children ages 0-4.

Jan
23
10:00 am10:00

Selkirk Winter Gallery Auction

 

January 23, 2016  10 AM

The Winter Gallery Auction, presented by the new owners of Selkirk Auctioneers & Appraisers, features a carefully curated collection of museum-quality fine art, as well as high quality Asian, American and European decorative arts, objects and furnishings. Daily and evening preview hours beginning Sunday, January 17th through January 23. Seewww.selkirkauctions.com for preview hours, schedule, and private appointments with shane@selkirkauctions.com.

 

Previews:

Sunday, January 17~ 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Monday, January 18 ~ 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Tues, January 19 ~ 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Wed, January 20 ~ 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Thurs, January 21 ~ 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Friday, January 22 ~ 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Saturday, January 23 ~ 9:00 to 10:00 AM

Auction begins at 10 AM

Gateway180 - Feast 4 Families
Jan
21
11:30 am11:30

Gateway180 - Feast 4 Families

 

Thursday, January 21, 11:30AM-10:00 PM

Bar Italia, 13 Maryland Plaza

Go out and FEAST on Thursday, January 21st, to support families in need.

Imagine not having enough food to eat or with which to feed your family.  Area establishments are joining together to help support families in need.  On Thursday, January 21st, grab your family and friends to feast at a participating establishment (Bar Italia) and 20% or more of your bill will support families in need.

Gateway180 and the thousands of families that we have served Thank You for joining us for Feast 4 Families.

Chaired by:

Chef Christina Fitzgerald - The Next Food Network Star Curt Copeland - NOW 96.3                                              Keyan Stills - United States Bartenders' Guild - St. Louis Chapter

For more information, click here! 

Forest Park Owls: Hiding In Plain Sight
Jan
20
6:00 pm18:00

Forest Park Owls: Hiding In Plain Sight

Mark H.X. Glenshaw is an award-winning naturalist who has closely observed and documented the lives of a mated pair of Great Horned Owls in Forest Park in St. Louis, Missouri since December 2005. During this time, he has observed and documented a vast range of behaviors including hunting, mating, nest-site selection and rearing of young. He shares his work on his blog, Forest Park Owls, forestparkowls.blogspot.com.

Mark’s talk, "Forest Park Owls: Hiding In Plain Sight", will cover how he found these owls, basic facts about the species, and the different behaviors he has been able to see and document with photos and videos to illustrate these behaviors.

Children will have the opportunity to create an owl from recycled materials in the related Kids' Craft series!