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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.

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Upcoming Events

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.

Theatre Crawl
Theatre Crawl

June 29 & 30, 2018

Sample the finest offerings of the bustling St. Louis theatre scene at the sixth annual Grand Center Theater Crawl! Rotate through venues in Grand Center every 30 minutes to get free access to over 30 local theatre groups in short performances.


Sponsored by Wells Fargo Advisors

Storytelling Festival
Story Collider

Kitchen Sink Series
Family Storytelling: International Folk Tales

Join the 39th Annual St. Louis Storytelling Festival for a family-friendly evening international folk tales. Featured Festival Storytellers Alton Chung and David Gonzalez will perform fuller-length tales for family enjoyment, with additional stories provided by Festival guests, the MMC Starlight Goodwill Youth Ambassadors from Taiwan. Registration for this family event is free. A $5 suggested donation will be collected that evening.

Thursday, May 3, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Learning Studio, St. Louis Public Radio

This event is sponsored by Carol House Furniture and UIC Homes.

Recent Events

Charity Match Making
Charity Match Making

On February 15, join Generation Listen STL and St. Louis Public Radio for a Charity Match Making event. From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., you can meet representatives from charitable organizations in need of volunteers. Each charity will give a 60-second pitch for your attention, moderated by a St. Louis Public Radio on-air personality. Afterwards, enjoy a complimentary beer from 4 Hands Brewing as you find your charity match. Think speed dating between volunteers and local charities!

General admission for individuals is just $10 and includes 2 drink tickets. Registration for charities is just $20 and includes admission for 2 organization reps, a table for promotional materials and volunteer sign-up, an opportunity to pitch your group to attendees, and 2 drink tickets per person. Up to 35 organizations can sign up.

Thursday, February 15, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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

Registration for this event is now closed. Join us at the next Kitchen Sink event soon.

A part of the Kitchen Sink Series sponsored by Carol House Furniture and UIC.

Crafts
Crafts2: An Adult Craft Night

Sample one of a kind Perennial beers while creating upcycled crafts with Perennial!

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

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

UMSL @ Grand Center Community Room
3651 Olive Street | St. Louis, MO 63108

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

St. Louis Public Radio Tiny Desk Concert

Join Generation Listen STL for a St. Louis Public Radio Tiny Desk Concert on Friday, November 17th at 7:30p.m at UMSL at Grand Center. Scarlet Tanager and Middle Class Fashion will perform in this special pop-music presentation.

Reservations for this event are free. There will be a cash-only bar.

Friday, November 17 | 7:30 p.m.

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

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

We are no longer taking reservations as we have reached max capacity. Thanks.
Taco-Rita

Taco-Rita 2017

The city’s top taco joints battle it out at Taco-Rita, presented by Sauce Magazine and The Kitchen Sink Series.

September 22, 2017 | 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

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

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

Midwest Belgian Beer Fest 2017
Ice Cream for Beer! A beer and ice cream tasting

Enjoy ice cream from Clementine's of Lafayette Square and beer from Main Street Brewing Company of Belleville fused together for a unique bi-state frozen treat—or sample them separately to beat the summer heat.

Thursday, July 27
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

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

Tickets $10 per person

  • 6 beer samples
  • 6 ice cream samples
  • sample them fused together or sample them separately

Part of the Kitchen Sink Series sponsored by Mosby Building Arts
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.


Who's on Draft?
Who's on Deck? What's on Draft?

Bring a chair and 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 five area microbreweries including:

  • 2nd Shift
  • 4Hands
  • Old Bakery Beer
  • Urban Chestnut
  • Perennial

June 7, 2017 | 6:00 p.m.
Tickets $15

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

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

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, Maryville 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 they've 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

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

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.