Join St. Louis on the Air host Don Marsh and SLUCare geriatrician Dr. John Morley for a conversation about Don’s new book “Coming of Age, Liver Spots and All: A Humorous Look at the Wonders of Getting Old.” A reception and book signing will follow. Left Bank Books will have books of available for purchase.
Life sometimes sucks. So does getting older. Strange and unexpected changes happen to our minds and our bodies. Forgetting where we laid those damn car keys. And looking in the mirror sure isn't pleasant any longer, what with the baggy eyes, sagging jowls, not to mention the other body parts that hang--or disappear between folds of excess folds. But don't count us out yet. In "Coming of Age, Liver Spots & All," Don Marsh walks readers through his take on the aging process in with tongue-in-cheek revelry. Truthful, sometimes sobering, but always humorous, this book allows the old(er) of us to laugh at our sagging bodies, wandering minds, and thinning hair.
This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required
The Parade of Nations kicks off the day at 11 a.m. with flags representing more than 80 nations, floats, marching bands and more. The procession begins at the Missouri S&T campus, goes through downtown Rolla, and ends at the Rolla Band Shell, where an announcer welcomes each nation represented in the parade to the festival as its flag arrives.
Attendance at the festival is free. It’s a great place to spend the afternoon listening to live music and looking at authentic displays from around the world. You’ll also find beautiful and affordable crafts and delicious international treats, meals and drinks you can buy. Kids can get their “passports” stamped by representatives of different countries and play on inflatables, get their faces painted, and even ride a camel!
The Arianna Quartet welcomes celebrated business professor and scholar Dr. Joseph Rottman, director of UMSL’s prestigious International Business Institute, for an evening devoted to exploration of the string quartet and the music of Beethoven as a high functioning business partnership. With specific focus on the art of teamwork, communication, individual creativity and deadline management, Dr. Rottman will team up with the ASQ for what is sure to be an insightful and in-depth look in to the delicate balancing act that fuels success and innovation for individuals and companies.
Sponsored by Commerce Trust Company
This October, The Story Collider in St. Louis will present five stories on the theme of uncharted territory. We'll have stories from scientists and non-scientists about how science has played a role in dealing with new and unexpected experiences.
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 biologist Emma Young.
Our lineup includes:
Tickets are $10
Mark your calendars! Grove Fest, St. Louis’, independent, wildly eclectic annual street festival in the Grove will return for its 13th year Saturday, October 6th.
This family friendly event will feature a kids zone, street performers, live music, and amazing food and drinks from local Grove businesses. If you’re in the mood to shop there will be no shortage of crafts, fashion, and art for purchase from local artist and vendors. Want to be an artist for the day? Don’t forget to stop by and help paint the 13th annual paint-by-numbers outdoor wall mural, a Grove Fest tradition.
Join us , Saturday, 10/6 from 2pm-11pm in one of STL’s most vibrant neighborhoods!
See you in the Grove!
It's definitely not politics as usual when The Capitol Steps return Sunday, October 21 for a night of musical political satire!
About the Capitol Steps:
The Capitol Steps is a troupe of current and former Congressional staffers who monitor events and personalities on Capitol Hill, in the Oval Office and in other centers of power and prestige around the world, taking a humorous look at serious issues while providing a nationwide laugh for millions.
The Arianna Quartet joins forces with UMSL philosophy theorist and aesthetics scholar, Dr. Stephanie Ross, for an inspiring and entertaining look at the inner workings of how great compositions and live performance come together to create lasting masterpieces. What makes a musical masterpiece a masterpiece, or a movie, or book, or even a building, truly great? Why do we enjoy revisiting favorite works again and again? If we treat favorite works like cherished friends, what determines which new works we can come to love? Do we ever outgrow works we once admired? Don't miss this opportunity to join the ASQ and philosopher Stephanie Ross at UMSL Grand Center for a thought provoking evening of performance and insight that is sure to change how you see and hear the world around you.
Sponsored by Commerce Trust Company
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