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Story Collider
The Story Collider: Best Laid Plans

The Story Collider in St. Louis is kicking off its first 2018 event with stories about expectations. We'll have stories about plans going awry in the laboratory and out in the field. We'll also have stories about trying to hold ourselves up to high standards, despite what science tells us. Some will be heartbreaking; some are hilarious. They are all true, and all, in one way or another, are about science. The show will be presented by St. Louis Public Radio’s science reporter Eli Chen and local comedian Zack Stovall. 

Our lineup includes: 
Paul Bracher, professor of chemistry at Saint Louis University
Emma Young, PhD student in biology at University of Missouri-St. Louis
Michaella Thornton, an English instructor at St. Louis Community College
Denise Hooks-Anderson, a family physician at SLUCare
Kyra Krakos, professor of biology at Maryville University

Wednesday, March 7th at 7 p.m.

The Ready Room
4195 Manchester Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110

The event is sponsored by Missouri University of Science and Technology.
A part of the Kitchen Sink Series sponsored by Carol House Furniture and UIC.

March 5, 2018

The Beauty of Bartok
The Arianna Quartet dedicates the evening to the beauty, mystery, and expressiveness of Bela Bartok, with an in-depth discussion and performance of his brilliant Second String Quartet. Inspired by soulful Hungarian folk traditions and the tumultuous early 20th century, the ASQ will reveal the inner workings of this emotional masterpiece.

Sponsored by Commerce Trust Company

Snap Judgement Live
Snap Judgment Live in St. Louis

Dramatic tales, killer beats and the edgiest new talent in storytelling come together for a weekly radio hour hosted by Glynn Washington. See it live in St. Louis for the first time.

Thursday, March 15, 2018
The Sheldon Concert Hall
Doors: 6:30 p.m.
Show: 7:30 p.m.

Sponsored by University College at Washington University and SSM Health - Saint Louis University Hospital.

April 2, 2018

The Radience of Ravel
The Arianna Quartet presents an evening focused on Maurice Ravel and his luminous String Quartet in F Major. Share the evening with the ASQ as they peer into the acoustic spectrum of Ravel’s only string quartet, a work recognized as one of the true masterpieces of the 20th century, and find out how Ravel created his quintessentially French sound.

Sponsored by Commerce Trust Company

Charity Match Making
An Evening With David Sedaris

With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America's preeminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms anb political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today. Sedaris is the author of the collections of personal essays "Naked," "Me Talk Pretty One Day," "Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim," "When You Are Engulfed in Flames," "Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary," and "Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls," all of which have become bestsellers. Sedaris's pieces appear regularly in "The New Yorker" and have twice been included in "The Best American Essays." Since 2011, he can be heard annually on a series of live recordings on BBC Radio 4 entitled "Meet David Sedaris." David Sedaris' new book is a collection of his diaries, entitled "Theft By Finding Diaries (1977–2002)."

Sunday April 22, 7:30 p.m.

Peabody Opera House

Talk Toast Taste 2018
Talk Toast Taste 2018


Special guest speaker: NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro

Thursday, April 26, 2018
VIP Reception at 5:30 p.m.
Dinner at 6:30 p.m.
Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis

Sponsored by Maryville University, SSM Health – Saint Louis University Hospital, and HighTower St. Louis

May 7, 2018

An Evening with Shostakovich
The ASQ journeys into the mind and soul of Dmitri Shostakovich with a glimpse into three string quartets from the early, middle and later years of the great Russian master’s life. From the ebullient String Quartet No.1, through the tormented Quartet No.8, to the despair of his final quartet, No.15, the Arianna Quartet presents the music of Shostakovich, as you have never heard it before.

Sponsored by Commerce Trust Company

Theatre Crawl
Theatre Crawl

June 29 & 30, 2018

Join St. Louis Public Radio for the finest offerings of the bustling St. Louis theatre scene at the Grand Center Theatre Crawl.

Check the website regularly as more information on the event is forthcoming.