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Concerts, lectures ...and the Kitchen Sink

Whether you are a fan of public radio or you have never listened, there is something for everyone in this series of discussions, live broadcasts, concerts and meet-ups. Events are held at St. Louis Public Radio in Grand Center and are sponsored by Mosby Building Arts.

Upcoming Events

The Repertory Theatre's Ignite: The Disappearing Man
The Repertory Theatre's Ignite: The Disappearing Man

Watch the creative process ignite as The Rep welcomes nationally recognized playwrights to debut exciting new scripts! Professional actors will bring these bold works to life by performing public readings of each piece for a live audience. The audience becomes part of the creative process by listening to these scripts and offering direct feedback to the playwright in a talkback following each performance.

The Disappearing Man
Directed by West Hyler

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Show at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets $25

Community Room of St. Louis Public Radio
3651 Olive Street | St. Louis, MO 63108

A part of the Kitchen Sink Series sponsored by Mosby Building Arts.

Jen Sincero
Jen Sincero: You are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth!

presented by St. Louis Public Radio, Marville Talks Books and Left Bank Books

You Are a Badass at Making Money is a step-by-step guide to helping people overcome their blocks, push past their fears, and start making the kind of money theyve never made before. Written in the same style as her bestselling book You Are a Badass, You Are a Badass at Making Money combines entertaining essays with life-changing concepts. Jen boils all her wisdom down into manageable, bite-sized tips so her readers can put them into practice and get real results.

Monday, April 24, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

UMSL at Grand Center
Tickets are $28 and include one copy of the book

A part of the Kitchen Sink Series sponsored by Mosby Building Arts.

Story Collider: Eclipse
Story Collider: Eclipse

presented by St. Louis Public Radio and St. Louis Storytelling

At the debut appearance of Story Collider in St. Louis as part of St. Louis Storytelling Festival, St. Louis Public Radio hosts scientists who will share tales about all the times things went wrong, and occasionally right, in their labs, but you'll also hear from people who haven't had a formal connection to science since high school. Physicists, comedians, neuroscientists, writers, actors, doctors, and many others share their stories at Story Collider events. Some are heartbreaking; some are hilarious. They are all true, and all, in one way or another, are about science. This show will prepare audiences for the upcoming total solar eclipse passing through Missouri on August 21, 2017.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

7:00 p.m.
Tickets $10

A part of the Kitchen Sink Series sponsored by Mosby Building Arts.

Theatre Crawl
Theatre Crawl | June 30-July 1, 2017

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

A Part of the Kitchen Sink Series Sponsored by Mosby Building Arts.

Recent Events

Generation Laughing STL
Generation Laughing STL

A celebration of the next generation of St. Louis' best new comedians.

The comedians are Ella Fritts (“Street Person”), Jeremy Hellwig (“Sorry Please Continue”), Justin Luke (“Picnic Time”), Amy Milton (“Fatal Bus Accident”), Stryker Spurlock (“Contraceptive Comedy”), hosted by Zack Stovall (Fancy Things and Sketchpad Comedy).

Thursday, Feb. 16, at 8 p.m.

Doors open at 7 p.m.
Show at 8 p.m.
Tickets $10
Must be 21 or older

Community Room of St. Louis Public Radio
3651 Olive Street | St. Louis, MO 63108

A part of the Kitchen Sink Series sponsored by Mosby Building Arts.

Crafts
Crafts2: An Adult Craft Night

Sample one of a kind craft beers from Perennial Artisan Ales while creating upcycled crafts with Perennial!

$15 ticket includes craft materials and beer sampling tickets. This event is 21+.

Thursday, November 17, 2016 | 6:30 p.m.

UMSL @ Grand Center
3653 Olive Street | St. Louis, MO 63108

A part of the Kitchen Sink Series sponsored by Mosby Building Arts.

An Evening of Jazz
An Evening of Jazz

Enjoy a 90-minute set from Carolbeth True and Two Times True, along with vocalist Erika Johnson. meet Jazz Unlimited host Dennis Owsley and experience Owsley family nature photography in a digital presentation during the performance.

There will be a cash bar during the performance.

Thursday, December 1, 2016 | 7:30 p.m.

UMSL @ Grand Center
3653 Olive Street | St. Louis, MO 63108

A part of the Kitchen Sink Series sponsored by Mosby Building Arts.

Mostly Clean Comedy
An Evening of Mostly Clean Comedy IV
October 14, 2016 | 8:00 PM

Tickets:
$10 in advance, $15 at the door

A part of the Kitchen Sink Series sponsored by Mosby Building Arts.

Taco-Rita Showdown II
The Kitchen Sink: Taco-Rita Showdown II

Taco tastings and margarita tastings from the following eight local taco joints:

  1. Amigo's Cantina
  2. Mission Taco
  3. Seoul Taco Joint
  4. Cha Cha Chow
  5. Club Taco
  6. Maya Cafe
  7. Yo! Salsa
  8. Taco Circus
Vote for your favorites in each category. Also, enjoy live music!

September 22, 2016 | 6:00 p.m.

Public Media Commons
3653 Olive Street | St. Louis, MO 63108

A part of the Kitcheen Sink Series sponsored by Mosby Building Arts.

Women's Foundation

Stronger Women for a Better Community: A Bold Vision for Advancing the Economic Empowerment of Women
Thursday, June 30, 2016
UMSL at Grand Center
Reception at 5:30 p.m.
Program begins at 6:30 p.m.

Join St. Louis Public Radio and the Women's Foundation of Greater St. Louis for a panel discussion on the status of women in St. Louis. The program will feature Barbara Gault of The Institute for Policy Research.


A Part of the Kitchen Sink Series Sponsored by Mosby Building Arts.
Who's on Deck
Who's on Deck, What's on Draft | May 19, 2016 | 6:00-9:00 P.M.

Cheer on the home team while watching the game on the Public Media Commons giant outdoor screen. Enjoy dogs and brats from Classic Red Hots Catering and sample beer from four area microbeweries including:

2nd Shift Brewing
4 Hands Brewing Company
The Old Bakery Beer Company
Perennial Artisan Ales
Urban Chestnut Brewing Company

A part of the Kitchen Sink Series sponsored by Mosby Building Arts.

The 422's
Ignite | March 26, 2016 | 1:00 P.M.

Join St. Louis Public Radio for Ignite, the Repertory Theater of St. Louis' reading of Dael Olandersmith's "Until the Flood." No sets, no stage lights, no costumes, just the raw emotion of actors reading from this moving script about the recent events in Ferguson.

UMSL at Grand Center | 3651 Olive Street | St. Louis, MO 63108

A part of the Kitchen Sink Series sponsored by Mosby Building Arts.

Cut and Paste
Cut & Paste Live: The Art of Illustration

Picture an evening where you can meet and mingle with three acclaimed illustrators, serve as an audience member for an indepth discussion on their unique art form, and witness this entire event illustrated live.

Featured Guest Illustrators:
John Hendrix
Fox Smith
Vidhya Nagarajan

A Part of the Kitchen Sink Series Sponsored by Mosby Building Arts.
The 422's
 
February 25, 2016 | 7:30 P.M.

Join St. Louis Public Radio at UMSL at Grand Center for a night of sketch comedy with STL Sketch Pad, featuring a dozen vignettes that are sure to get you laughing.

A part of the Kitchen Sink Series sponsored by Mosby Building Arts.

The 422's
Songbird: A Listening Experience
December 15, 2015 | UMSL at Grand Center

Singer/songwriters in the round, featuring The Henningsens, with Brian Henneman.

Doors at 6:15PM | Show at 7:00PM
Advance tickets, $25. Door, $30
Purchase at www.songbird-stl.com

A part of the Kitchen Sink Series sponsored by Mosby Building Arts.

kitchen sink series
Creations & Libations: An Adult Craft Night

Join STLPR for a non-traditional craft night. Sample one-of-a-kind craft beers from Perennial Artisan Ales while creating upcycled crafts with Perennial STL. $15 ticket includes craft materials and beer sampling, 21+.

A part of the Kitchen Sink Series sponsored by Mosby Building Arts.

kitchen sink series
Oct 28, 2015 | The Nine Network of Public Media | 6:30-9:00 PM

Suspended Futures: The School Discipline Debate

Free admission and open to the public!

A part of the Kitchen Sink Series sponsored by Mosby Building Arts.

Taco-Rita
TACO-RITA SHOWDOWN
September 24, 2015 | 6:00 PM

Taco tastings and margarita tastings from six local taco joints. Vote for your favorites in each category. Music by Lliam Christy! Tickets $15. Sponsored by Mosby Building Arts.


A part of the Kitchen Sink Series sponsored by Mosby Building Arts.

An Evening of Jazz
AN EVENING OF JAZZ
September 10, 2015

Join St. Louis Public Radio for an evening of jazz. Enjoy a 90-minute set from the Carolbeth True Trio, with vocals from Erika Johnson, and meet Jazz Unlimited host Dennis Owsley and experience his jazz photography in a digital presentation during the performance. Sponsored by Mosby Building Arts.


A part of the Kitchen Sink Series sponsored by Mosby Building Arts.

Women's Foundation of Greater St. Louis Logo
BUILDING CAREERS FOR WOMEN IN MEDIA
Thursday, June 18, 2015

Join us for an evening of discussion and learning as we explore the history of women in St. Louis media, and learn about emerging media from professionals setting the standard today.

A part of the Kitchen Sink Series sponsored by Mosby Building Arts.

Whiffenpoofs
THE WHIFFENPOOFS
April 28, 2015

Yale University's Whiffenpoofs, the world's oldest collegiate a cappella men's singing group, performed at UMSL at Grand Center.


A part of the Kitchen Sink Series sponsored by Mosby Building Arts.

George Hodgman
GEORGE HODGMAN
March 19, 2015

Join Hodgman for a lecture, Q&A, and book signing. In his hilarious, heartbreaking memoir, Bettyville, Hodgman shares his unforgettable mother-son journey, capturing truths about family, identity and our current American landscape.


A part of the Kitchen Sink Series sponsored by Mosby Building Arts.

The 422's
THE 442'S
February 19, 2015

The 442's are a unique collaboration by two members of the St. Louis Symphony and two members of the Erin Bode Group. Classical music and jazz are fused together for an exciting, new acoustic sound.


A part of the Kitchen Sink Series sponsored by Mosby Building Arts.

The 422's
POKEY LAFARGE
December 11, 2014

Songbird Cafe and St. Louis Public Radio present "In-the-round @ KWMU", a musical performance by Pokey LaFarge as well as Kelly Wells, Ryan Spearman, Tommy Halloran


A part of the Kitchen Sink Series sponsored by Mosby Building Arts.