MAY 2022
Give STL Day Night MarketSouth Grand Art Fair
First Friday: Nick at NightCherokee Street's 2022 Cinco de Mayo Festival
A Conversation with TransParent
People's Joy Parade
Virtual Author Event with Ekemini Uwan, Christina Edmundson, and Michelle HigginsGateway to Pride—What's the Word?Drag Sabbath at The Crack FoxTransParent Parent Support GroupFood Truck Friday by Sauce Magazine10th Annual Lupulin Carnival
LBB Presents: G'Ra Asim - Boyz N the Void - Paperback Release Party with Baby Got Back Talk
The Legacy of Harvey MilkShow Me Burlesque and Vaudeville FestivalShow Me Burlesque and Vaudeville FestivalShow Me Burlesque and Vaudeville Festival
Performance: Chamber Project St. LouisVirtual Program: "Read Me Loud & Queer" Book Discussion
LBB Book Club: Lesbian Reading Group discusses The Chosen and the Beautiful
December Reading at Contemporary Art MuseumLBB Book Club: Well-Read Black Girl discusses Black Girls Must Be MagicVirtual Program: Book Discussion: Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage MonthVirtual ASL Tour (CAM)9 Mile Garden Night Bazaar
LBB Presents: Gabe Montesanti - Brace for Impact LAUNCH EVENT
LBB Book Club: Gay Men's Reading Group discusses My Policeman
Give STL DayMay 5 (Thurs)00:01-24:59 CSTWebpageGive STL Day brings the region together as one community, raising money and awareness for local nonprofits in 13 St. Louis metropolitan and surrounding areas, including some Illinois counties. In addition to being a resource for donors across the St. Louis region, the initiative amplifies donations during an 24-hour online giving challenge in May. You can support SQSH's fundraiser at Louis Community Foundation
Night MarketMay 6 (Fri)19:00-22:00 CSTFacebook EventJoin us on Friday, May 6th from 7:00-10:00PM for our first Night Market of 2022! Find something special for Mother's Day and show your support for local artists and small businesses through your purchase of handmade goods. Enjoy food, drinks, and live music at Flo Art Collective located at 3536 Roger Place in the Tower Grove neighborhood.
Come early for all-levels yoga with Rachel Roberts of Stove Top Yoga from 6-7PM. All yoga classes are pay what you can. If you do not have anything to give, it's ok! Please come as we would still love you to join our socially distant community! Interested in vending? Send us a message or email us at
Flo Art Collective
First Friday: Nick at NightMay 6 (Fri)17:00-21:00 CSTFacebook Event“Are ya ready, kids?” Spend the evening enjoying all things classic Nickelodeon at the May 6 First Friday: Nick at Night! The evening will feature presentations, activities, Nickelodeon-style gameshows and more. Come find out who will get slimed and don’t forget to dress as your favorite '90s-'00s Nickelodeon character! The night will end with a screening of a classic Nickelodeon movie.Saint Louis Science Center
South Grand Art FairMay 7 (Sat)10:00-15:00 CSTFacebook EventThe 1st Annual South Grand Art Fair, Saturday May 7th, 2022, from 10am-3pm. The South Grand Cultural Alliance whose mission is to connect the South Grand business district to the surrounding communities through the arts will be co-hosting our first South Grand Art Fair with Dream Weaver Entertainment. The South Grand Art Fair stems from our previous South Grand Art Walks events. The South Grand Art Fair will take place utilizing the sidewalks on South Grand Blvd. The goal of the event is to Support Local, Buy Local. The South Grand Art Fair will be spread out over five artist blocks of South Grand’s main business district, featuring over 50 Visual Artist Booths, plus Live musical performances mixed with Performance Art in the Ritz Park (3147 South Grand Blvd.), located in the center of the Fair.South Grand Cultural Alliance
Cherokee Street's 2022 Cinco de Mayo FestivalMay 7 (Sat)11:00-22:00 CSTFacebook EventCherokee Street Cinco De Mayo has evolved into one of the largest and most diverse festivals in the St. Louis area— bringing together over 50,000 attendees to celebrate the rich, multicultural, spirited & eclectic community within the Cherokee Street neighborhood and surrounding south St. Louis area.Cherokee Street
A Conversation with TransParentMay 7 (Sat)11:00-13:00 CSTFacebook EventJoin St. Louis Public Library (SLPL) and TransParent for a presentation providing information about the St. Louis transgender community's needs, voices and stories from parents of transgender youth. Learn more about the organization TransParent, and the services they provide to parents and caregivers of transgender youth.St. Louis Public Library
People's Joy ParadeMay 7 (Sat)12:00 CSTFacebook EventThe People's Joy Parade is a creative, family friendly, community art parade. You’re invited! All are welcome. Come, make art and spread JOY!St. Louis Artists Network
Virtual Author Event with Ekemini Uwan, Christina Edmundson, and Michelle HigginsMay 9 (Mon)19:00 CSTFacebook EventVideo premiere: May 9, 7:00 p.m. on Ekemini Uwan, Christina Edmundson, and Michelle Higgins, “Truth’s Table: Black Women’s Musings on Life, Love, and Liberation.” The event will also be broadcast on the Higher Education Channel at Spectrum 989 and AT&T U-verse 99. It will then be archived for later view at
Once upon a time, an activist, a theologian, and a psychologist walked into a group chat. Everything was laid out on the table: Dating, Politics, Family, Church. Soon, other black women began pulling up chairs to gather round—and the “Truth’s Table” podcast was born. In their literary debut, co-hosts Christina Edmundson, Michlle Higgins, and Ekemini Uwan offer stories by Black women and for Black women examining theology, politics, race culture and gender matters through a Christian lens. Books available from Left Bank Books:
Left Bank Books
Gateway to Pride - What's the Word?May 10 (Tues)11:00 CSTFacebook EventCurator of Civic and Personal Identity Sharon Smith will highlight the various LGBTQIA+ publications held in the Missouri Historical Society Collections. From the early 1900s to the present, the people of St. Louis’s LGBTQIA+ community have written and published their own newsletters, magazines, and newspapers—often on a voluntary basis—to disseminate information. Today they’re available for anyone to view in-person at the Library & Research Center. Learn More: History Museum
LBB Presents: G'Ra Asim - Boyz N the Void - Paperback Release Party with Baby Got Back TalkMay 10 (Tues)19:00 CSTFacebook EventAt The Heavy Anchor, $10 cover or $8 discounted cover with purchase of "Boyz N the Void" - Tickets available at the door. This event is strictly 21+ Left Bank Books welcomes writer, musician, and St. Louisan G'Ra Asim, who will celebrate the paperback release of "Boyz n the Void: a mixtape to my brother. Baby Got Back Talk will follow the discussion and reading with a live concert! Join us in person and order a copy of "Boyz n the Void" from Left Bank Books to support authors and independent bookstores! G'Ra Asim is a writer, a musician, and an assistant professor of English at Washington University in St. Louis. He has served as writing director at the African American Policy Forum and as graduate teaching fellow in Columbia's Undergraduate Writing Program. His work has appeared in "Slate," "Salon," "Guernica," "The Baffler," and "The New Republic." When not writing prose or teaching, he sings, plays bass and writes lyrics for NYC DIY pop punk band babygotbacktalk, who were named one of AfroPunk's "Top 8 Punkest Bands on the Planet Right Now." Baby Got Back Talk is a D–I–Why?–because–we–gotta punk party. Their debut album “Genre Reveal Party” is OUT NOW! Driven by a DIY ethic, conversant with social issues — especially as they pertain to gender and race, enabled by interweb, bankrolled by day jobs, resonant with the most venerable iterations of punk but firmly committed to injecting some new flavor into the mold. Visit their website at babygotbacktalk.comLeft Bank Books
Drag Sabbath at the Crack FoxMay 11 (Wed)20:00-24:30 CSTFacebook Event21+
Doors 8pm
The Crack Fox
Food Truck Friday by Sauce MagazineMay 13 (Fri)16:00-20:00 CSTFacebook EventSauce Magazine's Food Truck Friday 2022 Season Kickoff! Gather your friends, grab a picnic blanket and head to Tower Grove Park for the season kickoff of Food Truck Friday on May. 13, 2022. More than 20 trucks join the festivities, and we'll post a lineup here soon. Sip local pours from Schlafly Brewing, 4 Hands Brewing Company, Narwhal's and Noboleis Vineyards while you enjoy live music. For the ongoing schedule please go to: https://www.saucefoodtruckfriday.comTower Grove Park
10th Annual Lupulin CarnivalMay 14 (Sat)12:00-16:00 CSTFacebook EventFollowing a two-year hiatus, 4 Hands Brewing Company’s Lupulin Carnival returns to The Big Top on Saturday, May 14. The tenth annual celebration of the hop, the flower used in brewing that provides bitterness and flavors and aromas ranging from fruity, floral, citrusy, earthy and dank, features over 40 breweries from around the country alongside thrilling sideshow acts, live music, fortune tellers, balloons, a photo booth, carnival inspired food, games, prizes and more! For the first time in the festival’s history, a VIP session is available from noon to 1pm and will grant attendees an extra hour to explore and taste before the general admission session begins at 1pm. Tickets are $55 (general admission) or $80 (VIP) and include a commemorative stainless steel tasting glass and the opportunity to enjoy unlimited samples from the breweries.4 Hands Brewing Company
The Legacy of Harvey MilkMay 18 (Wed)17:30-20:00 CSTFacebook EventIn June 2022, Opera Theatre of St. Louis will present the world premiere of the New Performing Edition of Harvey Milk, an opera by Stewart Wallace and Michael Korie that delves into the tumultuous era of the 1970s and traces one young man’s rise to lead a movement. Harvey Milk fought for the rights of the disenfranchised—and paid the ultimate price for his work. Tonight’s program will open with remarks from former White House aide, author, and political commentator Keith Boykin, who will also moderate a conversation featuring panelists who are members of both St. Louis's LGBTQIA+ and political communities. Featuring State Representative Rasheen Aldridge Jr., former State Representative Jeanette Mott-Oxford, and St. Louis City Alderman Shane Cohn, the conversation will address Milk's legacy and the significance of representation. The program will also include recorded footage of performances by OTSL artists. This program is associated with Gateway to Pride.Missouri History Museum
Performance: Chamber Project St. LouisMay 18 (Wed)18:30-20:00 CSTWebpageChamber Project St. Louis returns to CAM with composer/musician Syrhea Conaway to perform her work SILVER LININGS in-person, a composition the ensemble premiered virtually in 2021. New music by Conaway, completed over the last two tumultuous years, is also slated for the program. Balancing the evening’s selections is the luscious Clarinet Quintet by Johannes Brahms. Doors and bar open at 6:30 pm. Free performance.Contemporary Art Museum
Show Me Burlesque and Vaudeville FestivalMay 19 (Thurs) - May 21 (Sat)(Times vary)Webpage3 day festival - Llearn more at: Me Burlesque
Virtual Program: "Read Me Loud & Queer" Book DiscussionMay 19 (Thurs)19:00-20:00 CSTWebpageThis month we are reading The 2000s Made Me Gay by Grace Perry. Digital copies are available through Libby and print copies can be requested through the Library's catalog. Adults. Registration required to receive access to this Zoom event.
Event Type(s): Book Discussions, Virtual Programs, Adult Programs
Age Group(s): Adults
St. Louis County Library
LBB Book Club: Lesbian Reading Group discusses The Chosen and the BeautifulMay 19 (Thurs)19:00 CSTFacebook EventJoin the Lesbian Reading Group for a discussion of The Chosen and the Beautiful by Nghi Vo. Get The Chosen and the Beautiful for 20% off by phone and online during the months of April and May! There is also an option for virtually meeting via Zoom at the same time. Email Shane for the link.
Left Bank Books
december ReadingMay 22 (Sun)17:00 CSTWebpageThe literary journal december has a long and impressive history. It was a pioneer in the “little” magazine and small-press movement in the late 1950s and early ’60s and was renowned for publishing “cutting edge” fiction, non-fiction, and poetry before that phrase became part of the vernacular. The staff of december continue to carry on its mission. With a new edition to be released, CAM hosts a reading of a selection of the writers included. Free/RSVPContemporary Art Museum
LBB Book Club: Well-Read Black Girl discusses Black Girls Must Be MagicMay 23 (Mon)13:00 CSTFacebook EventTHIS WILL BE AN ONLINE MEETING. Email for info to join. Join Well-Read Black Girl Book Club! for a reading group discussion of Black Girls Must Be Magic by Jayne Allen.
Left Bank Books
Virtual Program: Book Discussion: Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage MonthMay 25 (Wed)19:00-20:00WebpageAsian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) culture is often reflected through food. First generation AAPI's learn about their roots and connect to their diverse communities through the dishes prepared for family and friends. We will be reading "Crying in H Mart" by Michelle Zauner, a first generation Korean American, in celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Month. Adults. Registration required. Participants will receive Zoom information via email immediately after registering.St. Louis County Library
Virtual ASL Tour (CAM)May 26 (Thurs)18:00 CSTWebpageJoin Meridith Gray Green, a Deaf artist and educator, for a virtual tour in American Sign Language (ASL) of CAM’s current exhibitions. Attendees will explore work by the artists Gala Porras-Kim, Martine Gutierrez, and Alia Farid. This free program is offered in collaboration with DEAF Inc. to celebrate Deaf Culture and to increase communication accessibility to arts. This program will be held as a Zoom meeting, with ASL and closed captioning available. Free/Pre-RegisterContemporary Art Museum
LBB Presents: Gabe Montesanti - Brace for Impact LAUNCH EVENTMay 26 (Thurs)19:00 CSTFacebook EventLeft Bank Books welcomes queer St. Louis roller derby player and Washington University MFA alum Gabe Montesanti, who will discuss her debut memoir, "Brace for Impact: A Memoir," in person at .ZACK Performing Arts Theatre and virtually at 7pm CT on May 26th. This is the LAUNCH EVENT to celebrate this powerful and redemptive story! Join us in person or on our YouTube or Facebook Live Page and order a copy of "Brace for Impact: A Memoir" from Left Bank Books: You can request a personalized copy of the book by leaving your request in the order comments.Left Bank Books
LBB Book Club: Gay Men's Reading Group discusses My PolicemanMay 26 (Thurs)19:30 CSTFacebook EventTHIS BOOK GROUP MEETING IS BEING MOVED ONLINE. EMAIL FOR MEETING LINK. Join the Gay Men's Reading Group for a discussion of My Policeman by Bethan Roberts.

Get My Policeman for 20% off online or over the phone during April and May! Soon to be a motion picture starring Harry Styles, Emma Corrin, and David Dawson, an exquisitely told, tragic tale of thwarted love.
Left Bank Books
9 Mile Garden Night BazaarMay 27 (Fri)17:00-21:00 CSTFacebook EventIt's the first night market of the 2022 season! Come spend your Friday night shopping with some of the most talented maker's in STL!
✨ 20+ local vendors will fill 9 Mile Garden!
🍺 Grab a cold drink from the Canteen!
🍔 Food truck line up coming soon!
💸 Stay tuned with details on how to enter the gift card giveaway!
🦮 Dog friendly!
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