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SIUE Theatre and Dance: Dramatic Provocation ~ This Is How It Begins: Old Salt Union ~ October Calendar of Events ~ Enter the Zen Garden ~ With the Saving of Seed~ Comics ~ Submissions

October 2013

Serving Up Art, Music, and Culture for the Metro East’s Enjoyment

Sarah Skiold-Hanlin

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Editors Word – October 2013

Straight Up Magazine is here with its 15th edition ‘Serving Up Art, Music and Culture for the Metro-East’s Enjoyment’. St. Louis has its arts and entertainment magazines. The Metro East deserves its own. And here it is. It’s called Straight Up!!! We are pleased to have Sarah Skiold-Hanlin as the cover artist for this fifteenth Straight Up edition! See more on Sarah in our Submissions section. We thank our writers for their poignant features. We appreciate our fans who have submitted their works for publication. And “Likes” to all you followers on Facebook!!! Straight Up loves you!!!! The mission of Straight Up Magazine is to support local arts and artists and the businesses and organizations that support local arts and artists. Please feel free to contact us with ideas, comments, information, etc. that might assist us in our mission to serve you, the residents of the Metro-East. Enjoy Str8 Up. Tell your friends. Send us your work. And visit our website at StraightUpMagazine.net. (You can scan our QRC on the cover.) You’ll see Straight Up Magazine at over 260 area distribution locations. And we’ll see you at the clubs, theatres and festivals all over the Metro-East.

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PO Box 412 – Belleville IL (62222); 618-416-2289 straightup@straightupmagazine.net. The Editors thank you!!!

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Staff

October Credits

Managing Editors: Dylan Seibert, Paul Seibert Content Editors: Dylan Seibert, Paul Seibert Layout Design Artists: Mark Polege (MarkusDesignWorks.com), Michelle Reynolds Sales: Paul Seibert, Sarah Skiold-Hanlin Ad Artists: Michelle Reynolds, Shannon Davis, Wil Sullivan Wanted Poster: Michelle Reynolds Calendar: Dylan Seibert, Paul Seibert Website Design: Mark Polege (MarkusDesignWorks.com) Photography: Mark Polege (PhotographyofMarkPolege.com)

Contributors

Cover Art: “First Date” by Sarah Skiold-Hanlin Cover Logo: Josh Rowan (JoshuaRowan.com) Photography: Robyn Kirsch (SIUE Theatre & Dance), Mark Polege (NineEleven) Comics: Brian Gardner, De Robinson, Lyndsee Geyer, Wil Sullivan Feature Writers: Brenton Ebersole; Mark Johnson; Paul Seibert; Robyn Kirsch

Submissions

Sarah Skiold-Hanlin – Illustration Henry Collins – Prose All material in this publication is copyrighted to the individual contributors or Straight Up Magazine, LLC and may not be reproduced without written consent. We are very grateful to those who have submitted material to be considered for publication. However, the opinions and views of those contributing content to Straight Up do not necessarily reflect those of Str8 Up Magazine.

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Arts

October 2013

SIUE Theatre and Dance: Dramatic Provocation by Robyn L. Kirsch Synopsis: “If you found out a terrible secret that might hurt the ones you love, would you expose it? Would you choose what served the greatest good even if it violated the rights of an individual? Is it okay to apply your own ethical standards to another culture, group or home? Why should any of us care one bit about what might benefit other people? These are the questions at the center of Fast and Loose, a provocative experiment in dramatic form first performed at the Humana Festival of New American Plays. Four playwrights. Four questions. One play that explores the depths and limits of personal responsibility in a morally complex world.”                           Entertainment at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Department of Theatre and Dance will keep you on your toes this year. Opening this season’s theater performance is the fall production Fast and Loose, An Ethical Collaboration by Jose Cruz Gonzalez, Kirsten Greenridge, Julie Marie Myatt and John Walch, directed by Katheryn Bentley, professor in the Mass Communications Theater and Dance Department at SIUE since 2004. According to Bentley, the play was originally commissioned by the Humana Festival of New American Plays in Louisville, KY, a several week long annual festival. The SIUE theater department takes a group of students every year as a part of the College Days weekend. During that period, students attend multiple workshops, performances and networking sessions to gain experience and fine-tune their skills. Fast and Loose was hatched during the 2006 Humana session. Four playwrights were utilized during the festival and each playwright was asked an ethical question—leaving each to start a storyline and develop a plot with dynamic characters based on their reflection of said question. 4

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“So each playwright contributed a scene and then they passed it along for their peers to continue (the evolution of the) play as a whole,” Bentley said. “So these playwrights contributed a scene to each of these plays. I can’t imagine (how difficult) it would be to write that way, but it would be interesting.” “This sounds like a logistical and artistic nightmare! I don’t even know if the playwright that started the play knew it would end up the way it did,” Bentley said. The result of four, one-act plays being woven together was an unorthodox construction—an obstacle Bentley said she welcomed with open arms. The original layout for the sequence of scenes throughout Fast and Loose was that of interspersed scenes all drawn from the various plays: Wake God’s Man; Union; In This House; and The Mating Habits of the Sage Grouse. Bentley said the audience will be kept on the edge of their seats mainly because the scenes are woven together in such a way that they occur out of order. Bentley said she hopes the play’s structure will enthrall the audience mainly due to the web of events and character dynamics. “We are going back and forth with the storylines, (which is) difficult,” Bentley said. “So just trying to make that as clear as possible for the audience is a big challenge, especially with 22 characters and not that many actors who will be playing multiple parts.” When Bentley first read the play, she said she was intrigued with the premise; however she was utterly terrified by the notion of pulling off a piece where the scenes were interwoven in such a crazy way. “This play is a huge puzzle to me and I am surprised by new discoveries every day,” Bentley said. According to Bentley, casting for all of the productions for the academic year takes place once in the beginning of the fall semester. Directors for the productions, commonly professors within the department, take on one production per year and must accommodate the needs of their peers. Fast and Loose has 22 roles combined, and Bentley was given about 13 student actors to work with—a challenge in the least. However, Bentley is confident her cast is the best for the task, teeming with creativity and ingenuity. “It is not hard to keep track of these characters because they are all so unique. They are dealing with unique situations and all show up in the world very differently,” Bentley said. “There will probably be at least one character that an audience member will be able to relate to in some way.” Bentley said there is not one character she doesn’t like in the plays she directs. “There is something likable even in the most despicable characters. Harry, who is the son of the factory owner in one of the pieces, seems to be heartless in his attempt to stop a walk-out by bribing two of the workers,” Bentley explained. “Honestly, on the surface, he seems to

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Senior Craig Williams, of Wood River practicing one of his monologues for the October production at SIUE’s Dunham Theater, Fast and Loose, with the guidance of Professor Katheryn Bentley, director.

have no redeeming qualities—but investigating him further, my goal is to have the audience discover his justification for his behavior.” Senior Craig Williams, of Wood River, but native of Atlanta, GA, said although he has acted in other SIUE productions, he most looks forward to the challenge of playing the role of two separate characters in Fast and Loose. “The characters in this play are so colorful and those I portray are so different from my own personality, so that aspect of it is intriguing and exciting, but also tricky,” Williams said. “I love theater because it is somewhere I can be myself, wholly.” Sophomore Shawna Trusty, of Excelsior Springs, MO, will also be playing multiple characters and said this play is one that has pushed her to step out of her comfort zone to a certain extent. “The characters I play are not the stereotypical characters I would normally identify with; I mean I grew up in a Christian Academy and (as one of my characters) I am your classic bar sleeze…it’s definitely a stretch for me. I was very excited that I got to do three things I’ve never done in theater before,” Trusty said. “A stage kiss…I get to be pregnant (as my other character) and I get to smoke cigarettes on stage, which is an electronic cigarette, but that was an interesting feat. Bentley said Fast and Loose: An Ethical Collaboration confronts issues forcing individuals to assess what it is they value. “The questions confronted in this piece make us assess our own morals through witness-

ing four distinctly different scenarios. Theater allows us the opportunity to observe these characters as they struggle with difficult decisions. But what if we also let this experience light a spark within ourselves? Nobody is exempt from dealing with issues that will make you question yourself and where you stand. What if, through this experience, we challenge ourselves to think, ‘hmmm…what would I do…?’” Bentley explained. Bentley hopes students who attend will leave realizing the harsh truth that nothing in life is clear cut—there is a gray area in life that presents itself all too often. “I always look for plays that evoke discussion and opportunity for people to discover something about themselves. Life questions can put a person off kilter—and it’s up to us to embrace it,” Bentley said. “Some students who may come to see this play may not have had to deal with the hard-hitting questions life throws at us.” Senior Dominique Armstrong, of Fairview Heights is no stranger to the SIUE theatre department. She said that, to someone like herself, being able to work together as team is a key element to making a show of Fast and Loose’s magnitude a successful and meaningful production. “It’s a really diverse cast—from new, incoming freshman to (seasoned) actors who have been here for a while,” Armstrong said. “We all have different skill levels, so it’s interesting to work collaboratively and create a show.” Someone who asks the important questions is how Armstrong describes Bentley. Likewise, Armstrong went on to say Bentley teaches her student actors to approach their characters from an introspective angle— encouraging actors to empathize with their characters, all the while putting oneself in their characters’ shoes. “She’s constantly asking us to think about our characters…she’s more hands on and she likes to know where you are (mentally and emotionally) before giving advice or tips,” Armstrong said. “(She asks us) how can we develop our characters collaboratively together to create these characters.” Throughout Bentley’s tenure at SIUE, she has been mentoring and fostering students-a position she said she values greatly. Interaction among actors while taking on the façade of their characters is something Bentley pushes her students to proactively practice, Armstrong said. “Hearing your co-actors tell you what they think of or feel about your character helps us, as individuals in the larger scheme, develop more of what our character is,” Armstrong said. “So it’s really nice to do that because we can feed off of each other, building and growing together.” Opening night is Wednesday, October 9 at 7:30pm at the Dunham Hall Theatre. Evening performances run through Saturday, October 12 with a matinee Sunday, October 13 at 2pm. Tickets are available in advance through the Dunham Hall Box Office at 650-2774 or at the door. Tickets for adults are $12 and tickets for senior citizens, students and children are $10 Fast and Loose is recommended for individuals 16 and over. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Department of Theater and Dance 2013-2014 Production Season Schedule can be found at: www.siue.edu/artsandsciences/ theater/Season13-14.shtml.

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Culture

October 2013

This Is How It Begins: Old Salt Union by Mark Johnson The yellow and green converted shuttle bus, christened Rosemary, looked like a punk living room inside. A worn rug lay on the floor, black curtains lined the back windows, and band stickers were stuck over parts of the shelves, walls and the bus door. Three rows of seats U-ed around the back walls of the bus, each facing into the center, and on those seats sat the members of Old Salt Union: John Brighton, Jesse Farrar, Dustin Eiskant, Ryan Murphey and Justin Wallace. They were minutes out of finishing a show at Pitcher’s Sports Bar in Belleville, their hometown, on an early August night. I took a seat and Ryan turned Rosemary’s ignition. The air conditioning kicked on and diminished the summery humidity to a hum and a cool breeze. The band had played to a packed house. A number of people braved the sacred space known as the dance floor and few could keep from kicking boots and tapping fingers during the show. At first sight, Old Salt Union looks like a bluegrass band, and that’s likely what many people at the bar thought they were seeing. Old Salt

then merging at the song’s emotional climax with Dustin and Ryan laying the sonic foundations for the song. For all those seventy years of experience, each band member knows how their roles layer to create songs that have depth, drive and soul. And people have reacted to that, strongly. A week from this night will mark their first year together as a band. Before they can put the first candle on their cake they’ve recorded an album, titled “Western Skies”, bought Rosemary and taken her on a multi-state tour, and won two Indie Music Channel awards for Best Folk Song (“Walk Away”) and Best World Song (“Flat Baroque”). They were also nominated for Best Album. Those are just a few of the highlights that have made being in this band so surreal for these guys. Each has been in other projects before and they’re all aware of their quick rise and success. They’ve already transitioned from seeing mostly friends and family at shows to playing in other states with strangers singing along to their songs. A first for all of them, they’re euphoric without dipping into egotism. “It’s so humbling. There are people who believe in us outside of the five of us and our folks, and that’s been a totally different carpet ride,” Ryan said. That carpet ride began after Ryan, Dustin and Justin, then performing as the Sunken Garden Jokers, recruited Jesse and John to follow a growing interest in the bluegrass sound. Soon they realized they had a chemistry that none of them had experienced before. “I’ve been in somewhere between twenty and thirty bands,” Jesse said, “and none of them have felt like this.” Their chemistry translates quite easily into energetic shows and cheering, clapping audiences. Whenever I’d look at the crowd earlier that night, many sang along and seemingly everyone clapped the beat to the song “Flat Baroque”, which has a rather exotic time signature that’d likely confound someone who hadn’t heard the song before. Back in the lab, their chemistry has evolved a songwriting process Union’s instrumentation is the traditional bluegrass confederacy of strings, that lets them be comfortable while being creatively vulnerable around each usually with Dustin on guitar, Jesse on upright bass, John on violin, Justin other. That’s critically important for the band for one reason: “Every one on mandolin and Ryan on banjo. All of them sing, but Dustin and Jesse of us writes,” Dustin said. “In that way, we don’t limit the baskets we pull usually tag off on lead vocals. from.” But beyond appearances, Old Salt Union uses the bluegrass lineup But that process is something they’ve mostly established since writdifferently from acts in the genre, although they smartly employ bluegrass’s ing their newer material. rich traditions and sound as a vehicle to craft their tunes. Leveraging their “I feel like all of our new songs have been collaborations, whereas collective seventy years of musicianship to meld a variety of other styles on the first album it was more like somebody brought a core and everybody -- pop, rock, rap, metal, classical, jazz – they pluck up an infusion that’s added to it,” Justin said. precisely their own brew. “And nobody wanted to step on any toes,” Jesse said. “Now when Their songs are often heartache narratives propped up on pop song we bring ideas to the table, it changes and morphs, and all of a sudden it structures with infectious melodies. When he’s not bouncing alongside his becomes an Old Salt Union song and not a Jesse Farrar song, or a Dustin bass, Jesse is singing with all the presence of his rap MC past. Meanwhile Eiskant song.” John and Justin interweave melodic lines, harmonizing, veering off and Even in their live shows, you’ll hear variations of songs they’ve 6

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only just recorded a few months ago, which means that in their new material, “You’re going to see growth and change on every album we put out,” John said. Besides all the mystic considerations behind why musicians can form any sort of dynamic through their instruments, the success of Old Salt Union also comes down to two clearly non-mystic factors: work and people listening to their music. “We set unrealistic goals for ourselves,” Ryan said. Ryan also acts as the band manager. “I figure the only way we’re going to get anywhere is by sending our stuff everywhere.” That modus operandi has gotten Old Salt Union onto the main stage at Wakarusa, a huge four-day concert series in Arkansas, after winning a local contest at the Old Rock House to play and then a national listener-voted contest on the event’s website for main stage honors. In each and every instance, it’s been listeners – they don’t like the sound of calling people “fans” – that have helped bring Old Salt Union up to the next level. That’s made unrealistic seem feasible. “When you have something so gorgeous – and I use gorgeous pretty strongly – as this happening to us right now, it all seems realistic,” Jesse said. “It’s like surfing on a wave; we have a great show and then some awesome stuff happens and you don’t want to get too excited ‘cause you’re like ‘Man, inevitably this is going to crash,’ but we don’t crash – I feel like I’ve been riding a wave for an entire year,” Justin said. Seemingly many others have been riding along, too. Back in Pitcher’s, at least four people who noticed me with my steno pad came over and

asked if I was writing about the band. “Yea,” I’d say. “These guys are awesome; make sure you give them a good review,” they’d say, or some variation. Then our heads would turn forward for the next song, the urging stand-up bass and the strumming of many strings bringing a connectedness to the place. Then there was just the moment, the night, the show, the song, everyone there feeling what was being forged on stage, all some part of this band’s story, one that’s just beginning to unfold. You can check out Old Salt Union on their website at www.oldsaltunion.com. There you can see upcoming shows and hear samples from their album, “Western Skies”, which is also on iTunes. You can follow Old Salt Union on Instagram, Facebook and on Twitter. You can find their album, “Western Skies”, on iTunes and at www.Soundcloud.com/oldsaltunion. You can see upcoming shows and hear samples from “Western Skies” on their website at www.OldSaltUnion.com. And this just in: “Friends, we are extremely humbled and honored to announce that we have been named Best Bluegrass Band in St. Louis for 2013 by Riverfront Times! This is especially exciting for us, as none of us in the band were aware that we were being considered for this award.”

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October Calendar of Events

October 2013

October 1st (Tuesday) 6pm

Bike Surgeon (Shiloh) - Tuesday Night Metro East Road Ride;

Bothwell Chapel @ McKendree University (Lebanon) McKendree Young Feminists Take Back the Night Rally; to raise awareness for ending sexual violence; 8pm Hemingway’s Zen Garden (O’Fallon) - Celtica; 7:30pm Katy Cavins Center (O’Fallon) - Cooking with Herbs; Pamela Hurt Bacchetti on growing, using and storing herb; 6:30pm Morris University Center Art Gallery @ SIUE (Edwardsville) Faculty Exhibition: Opening Day; 8am Pitcher’s (Belleville) - Tenacious Trivia; 8pm Pop’s (Sauget) - Otep; w/ Stolen Babies, New Years Day, & tba; 6pm; $15 advance, $17 day of show, $2 minor surcharge Schatze’s (Belleville) - Karaoke Schmidt Art Center @ SWIC (Belleville) - Homeschool Art Sampler; try different media including paint, graphite, charcoal, clay and more while learning about the old masters and contemporary artists; two week session Tuesdays and Thursdays; 10-11:30am SeVen (Belleville) - Open Mic Night

October 2nd (Wednesday)

7pm

Cigar Inn (Belleville) - Live Jazz, Cigar/Scotch Night Crehan’s Irish Pub (Belleville) - Karaoke Every Wed Dandy Inn (Fairview Heights) - Car Cruise; 5-9pm Fast Eddie’s Bon Air (Alton) - Jay and Waylon; 6pm Hemingway’s Zen Garden (O’Fallon) - Live Acoustic Music;

Lewis & Clark Community College (Godfrey) - Karaoke - Reid Café; 11am Lewis & Clark Community College (Godfrey) - Women Artists & Composers; Hatheway Hall Auditorium; 12pm Mike’s Ten Pin (Alton) - Mondinband; 9:30pm-1:30am Pop’s (Sauget) - These Hearts; presented by The Beard; with My Heart To Fear, A Life Less Grey, The Pride, Burning Down Oceans; 7pm; $12 advance, $13 day of show, $2 minor surcharge PSOP/SWIC (Belleville) - The Gateway East Artists’ Guild (GEAG) meets the first Wednesday of every month. Meetings are open to the public. GEAG is an organization for art enthusiasts with all levels of skill; from nationally recognized artists, to those who are just beginning. GEAG is a non-profit group that promotes the visual arts in the Metro-East community. 6pm PSOP/SWIC (Belleville) - Line Dancing; 1:30-3pm; Our instructor, Carol Schwartz, will show you new line dances and techniques each week. This is a great group to dance with, so sliiiide on over. Cost is $2 per session. Randy’s Smokehouse (Troy) - Open Mic; 7-11pm Schatze’s (Belleville) - Open Mic; 7-11pm; with AfterHours Entertainment & your host Banyon Hanner Stagger Inn…Again (Edwardsville) - Open Mic Night

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Wild Country (Collinsville) - The Taping of St. Louis Country with WIL gang, Derrick, Danny, Bo & Judy! Open 7pm-1am; - $5 for everyone, FREE w/ valid College ID! Wood River Roundhouse (Wood River) - Imperial Swing Dance Lessons; 6:30pm–9pm

October 3rd (Thursday) 1:30am

7pm

Bubby and Sissy’s (Alton) - Karaoke Dance Party; 9:30pmCigar Inn (Belleville) - Live Jazz Columbia City Saloon (Columbia) - Open Mic Night Fast Eddie’s Bon Air (Alton) - Ultraviolets; 7pm Hemingway’s Zen Garden (O’Fallon) - Live Acoustic Music;

Jailhouse Rock (Trenton) - Class Act Karaoke Knights of Columbus (Collinsville) - Open Mic Night; every Thursday; 7-11pm Looking Glass Playhouse (Lebanon) - Shrek the Musical; 7:30pm Rural King (Swansea) - Swansea Farmers Market; every Thursday; 11am-3pm Schatze’s (Belleville) - Bike Night with Live Music Schmidt Art Center @ SWIC (Belleville) - K-2nd Homeschool Art Sampler; try different media including paint, graphite, charcoal, clay and more while learning about the old masters and contemporary artists; two week session Tuesdays and Thursdays; 10-11:30am SeVen (Belleville) - Greg Silsby Silver Creek Saloon & Grill (Belleville) - Well Hungarians; Every Thursday Night Stagger Inn…Again (Edwardsville) - Live Music The Abbey (Belleville) - Singer/Songwriter Thursday; Every Thursday night from 7pm-10pm The Acropolis (Belleville) - Live Music Lunch; 11:30am-1pm Towne Lounge (O’Fallon) - Karaoke every Thursday; 9pm Turkey Hill Grange (Belleville) - “The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940” Performance by Brass Rail Players; 7pm; Old-fashioned glamour mixes with snappy wit in “The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940” by John Bishop, which will be presented Oct. 3 – 6 at the Turkey Hill Grange, Ill. 15 and Green Mount Road, in Belleville. Guests who have been invited to a backer’s audition for “White House Merry-Go-Round” gather at a New York mansion on a snowy December night. Soon, the notorious Stage Door Slasher wreaks havoc among the show biz folk and household staff. Wild Country (Collinsville) - Free Dance Lessons from 7:3010pm w/ Joyce Warren

October 4th (Friday)

Aerie’s Winery (Grafton) - Dan Sproat; 5pm-9pm Bee Hollow Market (Mascoutah) - Wine Tasting; 4-7pm CeLeen Gallery and Gifts (Belleville) - Art After Five; A

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October 2013 monthly art “happening” in Downtown Belleville; 5-8pm Chez Marilyn (Alton) - 3rd Coast Jazz & Blues Cigar Inn (Belleville) - Live Jazz Club Escapade (Belleville) - Art After Five; A monthly art “happening” in Downtown Belleville; 5-8pm Crehan’s Irish Pub (Belleville) - Live Music Downtown (Belleville) - Art After Five every First Friday; A monthly art “happening” in Downtown Belleville. This month: Sole Survivor Gallery, Governor French Academy Art Gallery, Club Escapade, CeLeen Gallery and Gifts, Grimm and Gorly Florist, Local Lucy, Pairabelles at Rising Star, Peachy Yogurt Bar and other venues; Map provided at Sole Survivor Gallery; See individual listing; 5-8pm Downtown (Belleville) - 30th Annual Chili Cook-off; food, drink and live music; Big Boss Blues Band, 12pm; Smash Band, 6pm; 11am-10:30pm Eckert’s Farm (Millstadt) - Haunted Hayrides Edison’s Entertainment (Edwardsville) - Tommy and the Tenders; 6-9pm Fairmount Park (Collinsville) - Every Friday night at Fairmount is a Party at the Park! Join us for racing, live music, drink specials and more in this weekly summer tradition. Gates open at 6pm with race post time at 7:30pm Fast Eddie’s Bon Air (Alton) - Planet Boogie; 8pm Gateway Center (Collinsville) - Archon 37 science fiction convention Governor French Academy Gallery (Belleville) - Art After Five; A monthly art “happening” in Downtown Belleville; Points of View, Paintings by Nancy Beard and Virginia Witt; Opening reception; 5-8pm Grimm and Gorly Florist (Belleville) - Art After Five; A monthly art “happening” in Downtown Belleville; a variety of local arts, fine crafts and florals; 5-8pm Hemingway’s Zen Garden (O’Fallon) - Live Acoustic Music; 7pm Jailhouse Rock (Trenton) - Class Act Karaoke Lilly’s Lounge (Alton) - Karaoke Local Lucy’s (Belleville) - Art After Five; A monthly art “happening” in Downtown Belleville; 5-8pm Looking Glass Playhouse (Lebanon) - Shrek the Musical; 7:30pm Mama Gusto’s (Lebanon) - Rogers & Neinhaus; 7-11pm Pairabelles (Belleville) - Art After Five; A monthly art “happening” in Downtown Belleville; Upcycled Collage Art; 5-8pm Papa Vito’s (Belleville) - Funatics; 7-11pm Peachy Yogurt Bar (Belleville) - Art After Five; A monthly art “happening” in Downtown Belleville. Featuring a rotating selection of fine art; 5-8pm Piasa Winery & Pub (Grafton) - Open Mic Night every Friday night from 7-11pm Pitcher’s (Belleville) - Big Mike Aguirre; 10pm

Pop’s (Sauget) - One Day; w/ Still Line, Seminary Villains, Locrain Manor, TBA; 7pm; $5 advance, $7 day of show, $2 minor surcharge Schatze’s (Belleville) - Live Music Schorr Lake Vineyards (Waterloo) - Library Friends 2nd Annual Wine Tasting; 7-10pm SeVen (Belleville) - Dade Farrar, 12-4pm; Ross Kincaid, 4:308:30pm; Scott Miller, 9pm-1am Shenanigan’s (Belleville) - DJ or Live Music Silver Creek Saloon (Belleville) - DJ or Live Music Sole Survivor Gallery (Belleville) - Art After Five; A monthly art “happening” in Downtown Belleville. “The Chili One”, an exhibit of vintage and just plain interesting leather coats, handbags and unique shoes; 5-8pm Stagger Inn…Again (Edwardsville) - Mondinband; 10pm-2am The Abbey (Belleville) - Friday Night Jazz; Every Friday night from 7pm-10pm The Hett @ McKendree University (Lebanon) - Neil Berg’s 100 years of Broadway; Neil Berg’s 100 Years of Broadway is a show-stopping musical journey through a century of celebrated hits performed by Broadway veterans. 7:30-9pm The Weingarten (Belleville) - Eastside Acoustic Duo; 7-10pm Wild Country (Collinsville) - Blue Steel

October 5th (Saturday)

Aerie’s Winery (Grafton) - Dan Sproat; 3pm-7pm Belle Clair Fairgrounds (Belleville) - Knife & Gun Show BoBeck’s (Waterloo) - Live music with Just Mr Chez Marilyn (Alton) - Hurricane Ruth Cigar Inn (Belleville) - Karaoke Night Crehan’s Irish Pub (Belleville) - Live Music Downtown (Belleville) - 30th Annual Chili Cook-off; food, drinks and live music; Junior Idol Competition, 1pm; SAFB Shades of Blue Band, 3pm; Rough Riders, 6pm; 11am-10:30pm Downtown (Belleville) - Old Town Market; 7:30am-12pm; Catch the morning’s pick of fresh, flavorful produce grown by local farmers. Peruse the booths of local artisans for one of a kind treasures for yourself or to give as gifts. Shop outdoors and enjoy the sunlight while

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you get to know your local growers and run into friends or meet new ones! Downtown (Edwardsville) - Land Of Goshen Community Market; 8am–12pm; Come experience the Land of Goshen Community Market! The Market is your best source for locally grown farm products, tasty baked goods, and wonderful art and gift ideas. The selection changes weekly so plan to visit more than once to fully appreciate the wide selection available. Live entertainment and free demonstrations add to the festive atmosphere. Free. Downtown (Lebanon) - 43rd Annual Brick Street Fall Festival; three blocks of artisans and crafters, food booths and activities; 9am5pm Downtown (O’Fallon) - Pork with Passion and Car Cruise; cars, karaoke and BBQ; live music; 11am-6pm Eckert’s Farm (Belleville) - Jumpin’ Pumpkin Jamboree Eckert’s Farm (Millstadt) - Haunted Hayrides Fast Eddie’s Bon Air (Alton) - American Idle; 3pm; Planet Boogie; 8pm Gateway Center (Collinsville) - Archon 37 science fiction convention Hemingway’s Zen Garden (O’Fallon) - Live Acoustic Music; 7pm Jailhouse Rock (Trenton) - Tom Christopher and the Tom Christopher Band; 8pm; Tom has a fantastic band backing him, (mostly comprised of lifelong friends and family, and great new Elvis friends), as they strive to present the most authentic, historically accurate tribute to the man who started it all... Mr. Elvis Presley!; Tickets: $15 Laurie’s Place (Edwardsville) - Every Sat - Jam Session w/ Mo’ Pleasure - 2-6pm Lilly’s Lounge (Alton) - Karaoke Looking Glass Playhouse (Lebanon) - Shrek the Musical; 7:30pm No-Jacks Bar & Grill (Smithton) - DJ & Karaoke Every Saturday; 9pm Papa Vito’s (Belleville) - Ryan Spriggs; 7-10pm Phil’s Bar & Grill (Wood River) - Karaoke/DJ; 9pm-2am Piasa Winery & Pub (Grafton) - Gentleman Bandits Pitcher’s (Belleville) - Rat Rod Kings; 9pm-1am Pop’s (Sauget) - IAMDYNAMITE; 105.7 The Point Low Dough Show - $1.05 show; w/ New Lingo, & TBD; 7pm; $1.05 flat, $2 minor surcharge Schatze’s (Belleville) - Live Music Shenanigan’s (Belleville) - DJ or Live Music Silver Creek Saloon (Belleville) - DJ or Live Music SIUE (Edwardsville) - in parking lot A; Tony La Russa’s First Question Guy is Leadoff Man at Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes; a one-day fundraising walk benefiting the American Diabetes Association. Spectators Sports Bar and Grill (Alton) - Country Karaoke; 9pm-1am Stagger Inn…Again (Edwardsville) - Live Music The Cyclery and Fitness Center (Edwardsville) - Saturday 10

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Morning East Side Road Ride; 7am The Weingarten (Belleville) - Big Mike Aguirre; 6-10pm The Wildey Theatre (Edwardsville) - Gypsy; 5:30pm & 9pm VFW #7682 (Mascoutah) - Euchre Tournament Benefit for Hospice of Southern Illinois “Relais Bonne Eau”; 7pm Watershed Nature Center (Edwardsville) - 5run Wild! 5k & 1k Trail Run/Walk; 5K Run/Walk at 9 am; 1k Run Walk at 10 am Wild Country (Collinsville) - Blue Steel

October 6th (Sunday)

Aerie’s Winery (Grafton) - Dan Sproat; 2-6pm Belle Clair Fairgrounds (Belleville) - Knife & Gun Show Belleville West High School (Belleville) - Belleville Area Humane Society “Race to the Rescue” 5K Run; 8:45am Club 111 (Pontoon Beach) - Crossing Mason; 6pm Crehan’s Irish Pub (Belleville) - First Sunday of Every Month Jam 4-8pm Dutch Hollow Barn (Belleville) - Every Sunday Jam Session; 7pm Eckert’s Farm (Belleville) - Jumpin’ Pumpkin Jamboree Fast Eddie’s Bon Air (Alton) - American Idle; 2pm; Radio Star; 7pm Gateway Center (Collinsville) - Archon 37 science fiction convention Looking Glass Playhouse (Lebanon) - Shrek the Musical; 2pm Mike’s Ten Pin (Alton) - Mondinband; 9:30pm-1:30am Piasa Winery & Pub (Grafton) - Outlaw Express Pop’s (Sauget) - Scar The Martyr (featuring Joey Jordison of Slipknot); Mike Judy Presents w/ TBA; 7:00pm;$15 advance, $17 day of show, $2 minor surcharge Schatze’s (Belleville) - Karaoke Schorr Lake Vineyards (Waterloo) - Terry Roberts; 3-7pm SeVen (Belleville) - Gavin McNutt Stagger Inn…Again (Edwardsville) - Open Mic Night The Hett @ McKendree University (Lebanon) - Eugene Onegin (Tchaikovsky): Met at the Hett; Join a worldwide audience from your “better than front row seat” for the New York Metropolitan Opera’s Emmy award-winning Live in HD series of high-definition simulcast

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October 2013 Towne Lounge (O’Fallon) - Blue Fruit Snacks; 9pm Wild Country (Collinsville) - Rockin’ Horse

10pm w/ Joyce Warren

October 11th (Friday)

Aerie’s Winery (Grafton) - Graham Pagano; 6-10pm Bee Hollow Market (Mascoutah) - Wine Tasting; 4-7pm Belle Clair Fairgrounds (Belleville) - Largest Yard Sale Chez Marilyn (Alton) - Pat Liston; 8:30-11:30pm Cigar Inn (Belleville) - Live Jazz Crehan’s Irish Pub (Belleville) - Live Music Dunham Hall Theatre @ SIUE (Edwardsville) - Department of Theater and Dance presents ‘Fast and Loose, An Ethical Collaboration’; a provocative experiment in dramatic form first produced at the Human Festival of New American Plays, a play that explores the depths and limits of personal responsibility in a morally complex world; 7:30-9:30pm Eckert’s Farm (Millstadt) - Haunted Hayrides Edison’s Entertainment (Edwardsville) - Gary Sluhan “becomes” Jimmy Buffet; 6-9pm Fairmount Park (Collinsville) - Every Friday night at Fairmount is a Party at the Park! Join us for racing, live music, drink specials and more in this weekly summer tradition. Gates open at 6pm with race post time at 7:30pm Fast Eddie’s Bon Air (Alton) - Radio Star; 8pm Hemingway’s Zen Garden (O’Fallon) - Live Acoustic Music; 7pm Jailhouse Rock (Trenton) - Class Act Karaoke Lilly’s Lounge (Alton) - Karaoke Lindendale Park (Highland) - Art In The Park; The Highland Arts Council hosts this Annual ‘Art in the Park’ event. Artists will compete for over $10,000 in prizes at one the area’s premier art events. There will be plenty of tasty refreshments to enjoy while listening to a great entertainment lineup. There will also be lots of fun things for the kids to do, too. Free Lovejoy Library @ SIUE (Edwardsville) - Faculty Recital, Emily Truckenbrod, Soprano; 7:30-8:30pm Morris University Center @ SIUE (Edwardsville) - Art Therapy Fall Workshop; 9am-1pm Papa Vito’s (Belleville) - Joe Truttman / Ron Wooley Duo; 7-10pm Piasa Winery & Pub (Grafton) - Open Mic Night every Friday night from 7:00-11:00 p.m. Schatze’s (Belleville) - Live Music Schmidt Art Center @ SWIC (Belleville) - A Life Experienced: Senior Art Competition opens with public reception from 6-8pm; award ceremony at 7pm Shenanigan’s (Belleville) - DJ or Live Music Silver Creek Saloon (Belleville) - DJ or Live Music Stagger Inn…Again (Edwardsville) - Live Music The Abbey (Belleville) - Friday Night Jazz; Every Friday night from 7-10pm The Weingarten (Belleville) - Dustin Clark; 6-10pm 12

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Aerie’s Winery (Grafton) - Dan Sproat; 3-7pm Belle Clair Fairgrounds (Belleville) - Largest Yard Sale Belle Clair Fairgrounds (Belleville) - Demolition Derby BoBeck’s (Waterloo) - Live music with Aftershock; 9pm Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site (Collinsville) - 5K Run on Cahokia’s Trails Chez Marilyn (Alton) - Blue Skies Cigar Inn (Belleville) - Karaoke Night Corner Keg Pub (Highland) - The SOR Band; 9pm Court House Square (Waterloo) – PumpkinFest; crafters and merchants, foods and beverages, entertainment, sidewalk chalk art competition, contests and family friendly activities and more; 9am-4pm Crehan’s Irish Pub (Belleville) - Live Music Downtown (Belleville) - Old Town Market; 7:30am-12pm; Catch the morning’s pick of fresh, flavorful produce grown by local farmers. Peruse the booths of local artisans for one of a kind treasures for yourself or to give as gifts. Shop outdoors and enjoy the sunlight while you get to know your local growers and run into friends or meet new ones! Downtown (Belleville) - Car Cruise and Halloween Bash; food, drink and live music; 6-9pm Downtown (Edwardsville) - Land Of Goshen Community

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October 2013 Market; 8am–12pm; Come experience the Land of Goshen Community Market! The Market is your best source for locally grown farm products, tasty baked goods, and wonderful art and gift ideas. The selection changes weekly so plan to visit more than once to fully appreciate the wide selection available. Live entertainment and free demonstrations add to the festive atmosphere. Free. Downtown (Lebanon) - Lakers Car Club Cruise; 6-9pm Dunham Hall Theatre @ SIUE (Edwardsville) - Department of Theater and Dance presents ‘Fast and Loose, An Ethical Collaboration’; a provocative experiment in dramatic form first produced at the Human Festival of New American Plays, a play that explores the depths and limits of personal responsibility in a morally complex world; 7:30-9:30pm Eckert’s Farm (Belleville) - Jumpin’ Pumpkin Jamboree Eckert’s Farm (Millstadt) - Haunted Hayrides Fast Eddie’s Bon Air (Alton) - Hoosier Daddy’s; 3pm; Radio Star; 8pm Gateway Center (Collinsville) - Psychic Fair Hemingway’s Zen Garden (O’Fallon) - Live Acoustic Music; 7pm Laurie’s Place (Edwardsville) - Every Sat - Jam Session w/ Mo’ Pleasure - 2pm-6pm Lewis and Clark State Historic Site (Hartford) - Flags Over The Mississippi; 10am-4pm; The “Flags Over the Mississippi: Struggle for the Empire” program covers the 18th century struggle for control for the Mississippi River Valley. This region, rich in natural resources, was fought for as European nations struggled to build their New World empires. Come and enjoy an interpretation of Spanish, French, British and American military life. Free Lilly’s Lounge (Alton) - Karaoke Lindendale Park (Highland) - Art In The Park; The Highland Arts Council hosts this Annual ‘Art in the Park’ event. Artists will compete for over $10,000 in prizes at one the area’s premier art events. There will be plenty of tasty refreshments to enjoy while listening to a great entertainment lineup. There will also be lots of fun things for the kids to do, too. Free National Great Rivers Museum (Alton) – Great Rivers Festival Chalk Art Contest; river themed chalk art to celebrate the museum’s 10th anniversary; 9am-4pm No-Jacks Bar & Grill (Smithton) - DJ & Karaoke Every Saturday; 9pm Papa Vito’s (Belleville) - Live Music Phil’s Bar & Grill (Wood River) - Karaoke/DJ; 9pm-2am Piasa Winery & Pub (Grafton) - Cherry Hill & Brett Nafziger; 1-4pm Pitcher’s (Belleville) - Downtown Belleville Car Cruise Halloween Bash featuring The ZB’s and Clusterpluck; 6pm Pop’s (Sauget) - The Best Of Both Worlds; presented by Pop’s & The Beard; with Red - A Tribute To Sammy Hagar & Mean Street - A Tribute To Van Halen; 7pm; $5 advance, $10 day of show, $2 minor surcharge

Randy’s Smokehouse (Highland) - Car Show; every second Saturday; live music Recreation Park (Freeburg) - Chili Cook-Off; bike show; car cruise; truck pulls; live music Schatze’s (Belleville) - Live Music with Cold Shot; 9pm SeVen (Belleville) - Pat Liston; 9pm-12am Shenanigan’s (Belleville) - DJ or Live Music Schorr Lake Vineyards (Waterloo) - Rock Box; 3-7pm Silver Creek Saloon (Belleville) - DJ or Live Music SIUE (Edwardsville) - Sharon’s Ride, Run, Swim, Walk Triathlon for Epilepsy; Parking Lot F; 7:30am Spectators Sports Bar and Grill (Alton) - Country Karaoke; 9pm-1am Stagger Inn…Again (Edwardsville) - Live Music The Cyclery and Fitness Center (Edwardsville) - Saturday Morning East Side Road Ride; 7am The Weingarten (Belleville) - Schlafley Fest with Herb Eberly; 2-5pm Wild Country (Collinsville) - Rockin’ Horse

October 13th (Sunday)

Aerie’s Winery (Grafton) - Walt Miller 2-6pm Center Grove Presbyterian Church (Edwardsville) - SIUE Choirs; 3-5pm; General Admission - $12; Seniors & Under 18 Years - $9; SIUE Students admitted free with ID Club 111 (Pontoon Beach) - Crossing Mason; 6pm

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Crehan’s Irish Pub (Belleville) - First Sunday of Every Month Jam 4-8pm Dutch Hollow Barn (Belleville) - Every Sunday Jam Session; 7pm Dunham Hall Theatre @ SIUE (Edwardsville) - Department of Theater and Dance presents ‘Fast and Loose, An Ethical Collaboration’; a provocative experiment in dramatic form first produced at the Human Festival of New American Plays, a play that explores the depths and limits of personal responsibility in a morally complex world; 2-4pm Eckert’s Farm (Belleville) - Jumpin’ Pumpkin Jamboree Fast Eddie’s Bon Air (Alton) - Red Rock, 2pm; Ultraviolets, 7pm Gateway Center (Collinsville) - Psychic Fair Lewis and Clark State Historic Site (Hartford) - Flags Over The Mississippi; 10am-4pm; The “Flags Over the Mississippi: Struggle for the Empire” program covers the 18th century struggle for control for the Mississippi River Valley. This region, rich in natural resources, was fought for as European nations struggled to build their New World empires. Come and enjoy an interpretation of Spanish, French, British and American military life. Free Lindendale Park (Highland) - Art In The Park; The Highland Arts Council hosts this Annual ‘Art in the Park’ event. Artists will compete for over $10,000 in prizes at one the area’s premier art events. There will be plenty of tasty refreshments to enjoy while listening to a great entertainment lineup. There will also be lots of fun things for the kids to do, too. Free Lindenwood University (Belleville) - 2nd Annual Lindenwood Car and Truck Show; Registration 9am; Awards 3pm Mike’s Ten Pin (Alton) - Mondinband; 9:30pm-1:30am Piasa Winery & Pub (Grafton) - Pat Jones Schatze’s (Belleville) - Karaoke SeVen (Belleville) - Greg Silsby Stagger Inn…Again (Edwardsville) - Open Mic Night The Weingarten (Belleville) - Bob Koehler; 2-5pm World Shooting & Recreation Complex (Sparta) - 6th Annual Sporting Clay Shoot Fundraiser for Hospice of Southern Illinois; sponsored by Knights of Columbus and Ladies of Lourdes #6577; 8:30am

8pm; $20 advance, $22 day of show, $2 minor surcharge; 18 and up event. Everyone must have ID Schatze’s (Belleville) - Karaoke The Hett @ McKendree University (Lebanon) - Jean de Florette, Film Art Series; Free; 7pm

October 15th (Tuesday) 6pm

Bike Surgeon (Shiloh) - Tuesday Night Metro East Road Ride;

Dunham Hall Theater @ SIUE (Edwardsville) - Jazz Band Concert; 8-10pm; General Admission - $12.00; Seniors & Under 18 Years - $9.00; SIUE Students admitted free with ID Gateway Center (Collinsville) - Council of Owners and Construction Associates, Inc. Fall Conference; 8am Gateway Center (Collinsville) - Collinsville Area Women’s Connection Hemingway’s Zen Garden (O’Fallon) - Celtica; 7:30pm Pitcher’s (Belleville) - Tenacious Trivia; 8pm Schatze’s (Belleville) - Karaoke

October 16th (Wednesday)

Cigar Inn (Belleville) - Live Jazz, Cigar/Scotch Night Crehan’s Irish Pub (Belleville) - Karaoke Every Wed Dandy Inn (Fairview Heights) - Car Cruise; 5-9pm Dunham Hall Theater @ SIUE (Edwardsville) - Concert Band and Wind Symphony Performance; 7:30-9:30pm; General Admission $12.00; Seniors & Under 18 Years - $9.00; SIUE Students admitted free with ID Fast Eddie’s Bon Air (Alton) - Jay and Waylon; 6pm Hemingway’s Zen Garden (O’Fallon) - Live Acoustic Music; 7pm Mike’s Ten Pin (Alton) - Mondinband; 9:30pm-1:30am Pop’s (Sauget) - 105.7 The Point welcomes Hollywood Undead w/ tbd; 7pm; $23 advance, $25 day of show, $2 minor surcharge PSOP/SWIC (Belleville) - Line Dancing; 1:30-3pm; Our instructor, Carol Schwartz, will show you new line dances and techniques each week. This is a great group to dance with, so sliiiide on over. Cost is $2 per session.

October 14th (Monday)

Discovery Garden at LaVista Park (Godfrey) - Garden Workday; 9am–12pm Downtown (Lebanon) - Discover Columbus Day, a special shopping and dining event; 10am-4pm Eckert’s Farm (Belleville) - Jumpin’ Pumpkin Jamboree Hemingway’s Zen Garden (O’Fallon) - Danny Ellis in Concert; Touring Irish performer special guest appearance; one night only; 7pm Pop’s (Sauget) - SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque (18+); An evening of light sabers, power tools, zombies and half naked women; 14

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October 2013 Randy’s Smokehouse (Troy) - Open Mic; 7-11pm Schatze’s (Belleville) - Open Mic; 7-11pm; with AfterHours Entertainment & your host Banyon Hanner SeVen (Belleville) - Open Mic Night Silver Creek Saloon (Belleville) - Bourbon Street at the Creek; 6-9pm Stagger Inn…Again (Edwardsville) - Open Mic Night The Hett @ McKendree College (Lebanon) - Jeannette Walls speaks at the Hettenhausen Center; 7:30-9pm Wild Country (Collinsville) - The Taping of St. Louis Country With WIL gang, Derrick, Danny, Bo & Judy! Open 7pm-1am; $5 for everyone, FREE w/ valid College ID! Wood River Roundhouse (Wood River) - Imperial Swing Dance Lessons; 6:30–9pm

October 17th (Thursday) 1:30am

Bubby and Sissy’s (Alton) - Karaoke Dance Party; 9:30pm-

Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site (Collinsville) - Cahokia Archaeological Society Meeting; Program and meeting, 7:30pm. Come at 6:30pm to help wash artifacts. Cigar Inn (Belleville) - Live Jazz Columbia City Saloon (Columbia) - Open Mic Night Downtown (Belleville) - Diva Night 5-8pm; “Halloween Diva Style” - costume party, prizes and fun! Start at Ben’s Crafts. After party at Margarita’s Downtown (Waterloo) - Witches Night Out; downtown merchants Halloween event; 4-8pm Edison’s Entertainment (Edwardsville) - The Trophy Mules play Americana country rock; 6-9pm Fast Eddie’s Bon Air (Alton) - Ultraviolets; 7pm Hemingway’s Zen Garden (O’Fallon) - Live Acoustic Music; 7pm Jacoby Arts Center (Alton) - Open Mic; Literary artists 16 and up, including writers, poets, songwriters, comedians, and playwrights, are invited to present; open to the public; free admission Jailhouse Rock (Trenton) - Class Act Karaoke Knights of Columbus (Collinsville) - Open Mic Night; every Thursday; 7-11pm Pop’s (Sauget) - Coolio; presented by The Beard; with John Boi , TBA; 6:30pm; $22 advance, $25 day of show, $2 minor surcharge; $40 VIP Meet & Greet Rural King (Swansea) - Swansea Farmers Market; every Thursday; 11am-3pm Schatze’s (Belleville) - Bike Night with Live Music Silver Creek Saloon & Grill (Belleville) - Well Hungarians; Every Thursday Night Stagger Inn…Again (Edwardsville) - Live Music The Abbey (Belleville) - Singer/Songwriter Thursday; Every Thursday night from 7-10pm The Acropolis (Belleville) - Live Music Lunch; 11:30am-1pm

The Wildey Theatre (Edwardsville) - Friends of the Wildey Present: Creatures, Cupcakes and Cocktails See the 1950s classic Universal monster movie, “The Creature from the Black Lagoon” on the Wildey’s big screen and meet the star of the film IN PERSON, leading lady Julie Adams, who will tell stories, answer questions and sign autographs. Join the Friends of the Wildey for this rare opportunity to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the filming of this groundbreaking tale of man versus nature and meet a true Hollywood legend. Doors open at 6:15pm, the movie starts at 7 pm; Specialty cocktails and cupcakes will also be available for purchase. Towne Lounge (O’Fallon) - Karaoke every Thursday; 9pm Wild Country (Collinsville) - Free Dance Lessons from 7:3010pm w/ Joyce Warren

October 18th (Friday) 8pm

Aerie’s Winery (Grafton) - Walt Miller; 5-9pm Alfresco Art Center (Granite City) - The Rocky Horror Show;

Argosy Casino (Alton) - Johnny Cash Tribute; featuring Bill Forness & One More Round Chez Marilyn (Alton) - Bob Kamoske Cigar Inn (Belleville) - Live Jazz Crehan’s Irish Pub (Belleville) - Live Music Dunham Hall Choir Room @ SIUE (Edwardsville) - Piano Sale; 3-11:30pm Dunham Hall Theater @ SIUE (Edwardsville) - SIUE Orchestra Concert; 7:30-9:30pm; General Admission - $12.00; Seniors & Under 18 Years - $9.00; SIUE Students admitted free with ID Eckert’s Farm (Millstadt) - Haunted Hayrides Edwardsville Arts Center (Edwardsville) - Main Gallery; ArtEast 16; Student Gallery; EHS Advanced Placement Students; Through Nov 22 Fairmount Park (Collinsville) - Every Friday night at Fairmount is a Party at the Park! Join us for racing, live music, drink specials and more in this weekly summer tradition. Gates open at 6pm with race post time at 7:30pm Fast Eddie’s Bon Air (Alton) - Spin the Bottle; 8pm Hemingway’s Zen Garden (O’Fallon) - Live Acoustic Music;

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Jailhouse Rock (Trenton) - Class Act Karaoke Lilly’s Lounge (Alton) - Karaoke Mama Gusto’s (Lebanon) - Pat Liston; 7-10pm Papa Vito’s (Belleville) - Ryan Spriggs; 7-11pm Piasa Winery & Pub (Grafton) - Open Mic Night every Friday night from 7-11pm Pop’s (Sauget) - Midwest Avengers; presented by The Beard; with Exit 714 , Mr I , Unifyan, Trillitary, Daniel Dwyer; 7pm; $5 advance, $7 day of show, $2 minor surcharge Schatze’s (Belleville) - Live Music SeVen (Belleville) - Gavin McNutt Shenanigan’s (Belleville) - DJ or Live Music Silver Creek Saloon (Belleville) - DJ or Live Music Stagger Inn…Again (Edwardsville) - Live Music The Abbey (Belleville) - Friday Night Jazz; Every Friday night from 7-10pm The Weingarten (Belleville) - Gabie McGarrah; 6-10pm Wild Country (Collinsville) - Doc Holiday

October 19th (Saturday) 8pm

Aerie’s Winery (Grafton) - Randy Clemmons; 3-7pm Alfresco Art Center (Granite City) - The Rocky Horror Show;

Argosy Casino (Alton) - Johnny Cash Tribute; featuring Bill Forness & One More Round Bee Hollow Market (Mascoutah) - Wine Tasting; 11am-2pm Belle Clair Fairgrounds (Belleville) - Flea Market BoBeck’s (Waterloo) - Live music with Out of Focus; 9pm Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site (Collinsville) - Adult Flintknapping Workshop; An adult flintknapping class will be taught by Larry Kinsella from 12pm-4pm. All safety equipment, flint & instructions will be provided. Students may bring their own tools. Participants are asked to wear long pants to prevent leg injury. Maximum class size 25. Preregistration required, call 618-346-5160. Fee: $30, $5 off for Students (with valid ID) & CMMS members. Chez Marilyn (Alton) - Fat City Heat Cigar Inn (Belleville) - Karaoke Night Crehan’s Irish Pub (Belleville) - Live Music Downtown (Belleville) - Old Town Market; 7:30am-12pm; Catch the morning’s pick of fresh, flavorful produce grown by local farmers. Peruse the booths of local artisans for one of a kind treasures for yourself or to give as gifts. Shop outdoors and enjoy the sunlight while you get to know your local growers and run into friends or meet new ones! Downtown (Edwardsville) - Land Of Goshen Community Market; 8am–12pm; Come experience the Land of Goshen Community Market! The Market is your best source for locally grown farm products, tasty baked goods, and wonderful art and gift ideas. The selection changes weekly so plan to visit more than once to fully appreciate the wide selection available. Live entertainment and free 16

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demonstrations add to the festive atmosphere. Free. Downtown (Mascoutah) - Fall Fest & Chili Cook-off; 10am4pm; Annual all day event sponsored by the Mascoutah Chamber of Commerce. Craft & product vendors, chili contest, free kids activities. Fun for the whole family Dunham Hall Choir Room @ SIUE (Edwardsville) - Piano Sale; 8am-10pm Dunham Hall Theater @ SIUE (Edwardsville) - Red vs The Wolf; 7-9pm; We’ve all heard the story of Little Red Riding Hood. But how often has it been told from the Wolf ’s point of view? Yes, this kind, sensitive wolf gentleman is upset, for he has been maligned by society because of a story that has been repeated to generations of children. He is determined to tell the story as it really happened, of the true nature of Red Riding Hood and his own good intentions. This hilarious story shows us that there are two sides to every story. Eckert’s Farm (Belleville) - Jumpin’ Pumpkin Jamboree Eckert’s Farm (Millstadt) - Haunted Hayrides Fast Eddie’s Bon Air (Alton) - Hoosier Daddy’s; 3pm; Spin the Bottle; 8pm Hemingway’s Zen Garden (O’Fallon) - Live Acoustic Music; 7pm Laurie’s Place (Edwardsville) - Every Sat - Jam Session w/ Mo’ Pleasure - 2pm-6pm Lewis & Clark Community College (Godfrey) - Alton Symphony Orchestra; “Best Loved Classics” Concert; 7pm Lilly’s Lounge (Alton) - Karaoke No-Jacks Bar & Grill (Smithton) - DJ & Karaoke Every Saturday; 9pm Phil’s Bar & Grill (Wood River) - Karaoke/DJ; 9pm-2am Piasa Winery & Pub (Grafton) - Uber Cool 1-5pm Pop’s (Sauget) - Fivefold; “Hold On” CD Release Party; presented by Mozark Motors w/ Inimical Drive, Evalyn Awake, Hollow Point Heroes, & Clockwork 7pm; $5 advance, $8 day of show, $2 minor surcharge RunWell (Edwardsville) - Brave Endeavors! 100+Project and RunWell bring you a series of talks featuring HARD CORE local athletes who have done extraordinary endurance events. They will share their experiences, tips and tricks, and personal struggles! Join us

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October 2013 for the discussion and then stay downtown for dinner! 5pm Schatze’s (Belleville) - Live Music Schorr Lake Vineyards (Waterloo) - Randy Roberts Band; 3-7pm Shenanigan’s (Belleville) - DJ or Live Music SeVen (Belleville) - Scott Miller Silver Creek Saloon (Belleville) - DJ or Live Music Spectators Sports Bar and Grill (Alton) - Country Karaoke; 9pm-1am Stagger Inn…Again (Edwardsville) - Live Music The Abbey (Belleville) - Funky Butt Brass Band; 8pm The Cyclery and Fitness Center (Edwardsville) - Saturday Morning East Side Road Ride; 7am The Weingarten (Belleville) – German Music with Herb Eberly, 2-5pm; Doc Reitz, 6:30-10:30pm The Wildey Theatre (Edwardsville) - Pavlov’s Dog; 8pm Wild Country (Collinsville) - Doc Holiday

and Steve Reeb as Johnny Cash; with The Lonesome Hearts Band; doors open at 3pm; showtime 4pm SeVen (Belleville) - Gavin McNutt Stagger Inn…Again (Edwardsville) - Open Mic Night The Weingarten (Belleville) - Randy Webb; 1-5pm

October 21st (Monday)

October 20th (Sunday)

Base Library (Scott Air Force Base) - SAFB 2013 Art and Craft Show (the largest art & craft show in the Air Force); Oct 21-15 Chez Marilyn (Alton) - Hill Williams Discovery Garden at LaVista Park (Godfrey) - Garden Workday; 9am–12pm Schatze’s (Belleville) - Karaoke Watershed Nature Center (Edwardsville) - Wilderness Walk; Watershed Nature Center, 1591 Tower Avenue; Join the staff at the Watershed Nature Center every third Monday for a narrated hike along its mile long trail. Summer is here, come out and explore the trail on a morning hike. Bring your curiosity, questions, and keen eye for observation. Free. Registration requested for groups of 10 or more.

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October 22nd (Tuesday)

Aerie’s Winery (Grafton) - Randy Clemmons 2-6pm Alfresco Art Center (Granite City) - The Rocky Horror Show;

Belle Clair Fairgrounds (Belleville) - Flea Market Club 111 (Pontoon Beach) - Crossing Mason; 6pm Crehan’s Irish Pub (Belleville) - First Sunday of Every Month Jam 4-8pm Dutch Hollow Barn (Belleville) - Every Sunday Jam Session; 7pm Dunham Hall Choir Room @ SIUE (Edwardsville) - Piano Sale; 8am-10pm Eckert’s Farm (Belleville) - Jumpin’ Pumpkin Jamboree Fast Eddie’s Bon Air (Alton) - Hoosier Daddy’s; 2pm; Whiskey Dixon; 7pm Hawg Pit (Grafton) - Rogers & Nienhaus; 1-5pm Leclaire Lake Park (Edwardsville) - Annual Leclaire Parkfest; 12-5pm; This festival features live entertainment and a Wine and Beer Garden complimented by a wide variety of delicious festival food provided by local non-profit organizations. Local artisans and crafters will have their work on display and available for purchase. Games, pet adoptions and other family activities provide something for every age. The DAR will host their annual book sale with thousands of books available at bargain prices. Exhibits of historic photos and narrated trolley tours tell the unique story of the Leclaire National Historic District. Free Liberty Prairie Farm (Edwardsville) - Pony Rides; $5 minimum donation Mike’s Ten Pin (Alton) - Mondinband; 9:30pm-1:30am Piasa Winery & Pub (Grafton) - Jeff & the Gypsies Schatze’s (Belleville) - Karaoke Scottish Rite Bodies (Belleville) – The Killer, The King, and Cash; David Brooks as Jerry Lee Lewis, Everett Dean as Elvis Presley,

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Bike Surgeon (Shiloh) - Tuesday Night Metro East Road Ride; Hemingway’s Zen Garden (O’Fallon) - Celtica; 7:30pm Pitcher’s (Belleville) - Tenacious Trivia; 8pm Schatze’s (Belleville) - Karaoke

October 23rd (Wednesday)

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Cigar Inn (Belleville) - Live Jazz, Cigar/Scotch Night Crehan’s Irish Pub (Belleville) - Karaoke Every Wed Dandy Inn (Fairview Heights) - Car Cruise; 5-9pm Fast Eddie’s Bon Air (Alton) - Scott & Karl; 6pm Hemingway’s Zen Garden (O’Fallon) - Live Acoustic Music;

Lewis & Clark Community College (Godfrey) - Singer/Pianist Brant - Reid Cafe’; 11:30am Lewis & Clark Community College (Godfrey) - Stillwell Piano

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October Calendar of Events

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Music; 12pm Mike’s Ten Pin (Alton) - Mondinband; 9:30pm-1:30am Morris University Center @ SIUE (Edwardsville) - Eillen Ivers and Immigrant Soul; Changing the way you think about violin; An Arts and Issues presentation; Meridian Ballroom; 7:30pm PSOP/SWIC (Belleville) - Line Dancing; 1:30-3pm; Our instructor, Carol Schwartz, will show you new line dances and techniques each week. This is a great group to dance with, so sliiiide on over. Cost is $2 per session. Randy’s Smokehouse (Troy) - Open Mic; 7-11pm Schatze’s (Belleville) - Open Mic; 7-11pm; with AfterHours Entertainment & your host Banyon Hanner SeVen (Belleville) - Open Mic Night Stagger Inn…Again (Edwardsville) - Open Mic Night Wild Country (Collinsville) - The Taping of St. Louis Country With WIL gang, Derrick, Danny, Bo & Judy! Open 7pm-1am; - $5 for everyone, FREE w/ valid College ID! Wood River Roundhouse (Wood River) - Imperial Swing Dance Lessons; 6:30–9pm

October 24th (Thursday)

Alton Little Theatre (Alton) - The Haunting of Hill House (Mystery); 7:30-10:30pm; Bubby and Sissy’s (Alton) - Karaoke Dance Party; 9:30pm1:30am Cigar Inn (Belleville) - Live Jazz Columbia City Saloon (Columbia) - Open Mic Night Fast Eddie’s Bon Air (Alton) - Spin the Bottle; 7pm Hemingway’s Zen Garden (O’Fallon) - Live Acoustic Music; 7pm Jailhouse Rock (Trenton) - Class Act Karaoke Knights of Columbus (Collinsville) - Open Mic Night; every Thursday; 7-11pm Laurie’s Place (Edwardsville) - Aaron Kamm and the One Drops; 9pm Lewis & Clark Community College (Godfrey) - Halloween Concert @Riverbender; 7pm Rural King (Swansea) - Swansea Farmers Market; every Thursday; 11am-3pm Schatze’s (Belleville) - Bike Night with Live Music Schmidt Art Center @ SWIC (Belleville) - Arny Nadler’s Gilt, Mel Watkin’s The True Scale of Trees, Sherwin Tibayan’s American Rephotographs, and John M. Goessmann’s Paintings 1993-2003 open with public reception from 6-8pm SeVen (Belleville) - Dade Farrar Silver Creek Saloon & Grill (Belleville) - Well Hungarians; Every Thursday Night Stagger Inn…Again (Edwardsville) - Live Music The Abbey (Belleville) - Singer/Songwriter Thursday; Every Thursday night from 7-10pm The Acropolis (Belleville) - Live Music Lunch; 11:30am-1pm 18

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October 25th (Friday)

Aerie’s Winery (Grafton) - Walt Miller 5-9pm Alton Little Theatre (Alton) - The Haunting of Hill House (Mystery); 7:30-10:30pm; Bee Hollow Market (Mascoutah) - Wine Tasting; 4–7pm Belle Clair Fairgrounds (Belleville) - Country Treasures Fall Craft Show Caseyville Community Building (Caseyville) - Halloween Party with games, costume contests, food, drink and a hayride Chez Marilyn (Alton) - Hookie Cigar Inn (Belleville) - Live Jazz Crehan’s Irish Pub (Belleville) - Live Music Downtown (Belleville) - Annual Kid’s Trick or Treat event; 5:30-8pm Eckert’s Farm (Millstadt) - Haunted Hayrides Edison’s Entertainment (Edwardsville) - Tommy and the Tenders; 6-9pm E L Flanagan’s (Highland) - Pat Liston; 8-11pm Fairmount Park (Collinsville) - Every Friday night at Fairmount is a Party at the Park! Join us for racing, live music, drink specials and more in this weekly summer tradition. Gates open at 6pm with race post time at 7:30pm Fast Eddie’s Bon Air (Alton) - All Mixed Up; 8pm Hemingway’s Zen Garden (O’Fallon) - Live Acoustic Music; 7pm Jailhouse Rock (Trenton) - Class Act Karaoke Lilly’s Lounge (Alton) - Karaoke Papa Vito’s (Belleville) - Joe Truttman / Ron Wooley Duo; 7-10pm Piasa Winery & Pub (Grafton) - Open Mic Night every Friday night from 7-11pm Pitcher’s (Belleville) - Costume Contest with Cash Prizes; Live music with Clusterpluck; 9pm Schatze’s (Belleville) - Live Music

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October 2013 SeVen (Belleville) - Greg Silsby Shenanigan’s (Belleville) - DJ or Live Music Silver Creek Saloon (Belleville) - DJ or Live Music Stagger Inn…Again (Edwardsville) - Live Music The Abbey (Belleville) - Friday Night Jazz; Every Friday night from 7-10pm The Weingarten (Belleville) - Linda Ford; 6-10pm The Wildey Theatre (Edwardsville) - Stone In Love: The Tribute to Journey; 8pm Wild Country (Collinsville) - Rockin’ Horse

October 26th (Saturday)

Aerie’s Winery (Grafton) - Bud Summers; 3-7pm Alton Little Theatre (Alton) - The Haunting of Hill House (Mystery); 7:30-10:30pm; Belle Clair Fairgrounds (Belleville) - Country Treasures Fall Craft Show BoBeck’s (Waterloo) - Live music with Saloonatics; 9pm Camp Dubois (Wood River) - Camp Dubois Rendezvous; 9am5pm; This event celebrates the pre-1840’s fur trade era with reenactors camping at a replica of Lewis and Clark’s 1803-1804 winter encampment in teepees and period tents. Activities includes tomahawk and knife throwing competitions, black powder and archery contests, and other period demonstrations, food, crafts, and live entertainment. Free Chez Marilyn (Alton) - Streetbeat Cigar Inn (Belleville) - Karaoke Night Crehan’s Irish Pub (Belleville) - Live Music Downtown (Belleville) - Old Town Market; 7:30am-12pm; Catch the morning’s pick of fresh, flavorful produce grown by local farmers. Peruse the booths of local artisans for one of a kind treasures for yourself or to give as gifts. Shop outdoors and enjoy the sunlight while you get to know your local growers and run into friends or meet new ones! Downtown (Edwardsville) - Land Of Goshen Community Market; 8am–12pm; Come experience the Land of Goshen Community Market! The Market is your best source for locally grown farm products, tasty baked goods, and wonderful art and gift ideas. The selection changes weekly so plan to visit more than once to fully appreciate the wide selection available. Live entertainment and free demonstrations add to the festive atmosphere. Free. Eckert’s Farm (Belleville) - Jumpin’ Pumpkin Jamboree Eckert’s Farm (Belleville) - Murder Mystery Dinner: The Haunted Hunter; Everyone plays a part! You could be “Sherlock Homes”, “Miss Garble”, or even “The Hardly Boys”. $40/person includes meal & entertainment. Please call our Restaurant to register, 618-233-0513 x3; Show starts at 5:30pm Eagles Hall (Shiloh) - The Belleville Historical Society Trivia Night; BND “Answer Man” Roger Schlueter will serve as moderator. Doors open at 6:15; 7pm Eckert’s Farm (Millstadt) - Haunted Hayrides Fast Eddie’s Bon Air (Alton) - Hoosier Daddy’s; 3pm; All Mixed

Up; 8pm Hemingway’s Zen Garden (O’Fallon) - Live Acoustic Music; 7pm Jacoby Arts Center (Alton) - LIVE at Jacoby: Saturday Nights presents Music Marathon; Benefit Concert to enhance Performing and Literary Arts; The Jared Hennings Band, David Mark Peterson, You Can’t Beat Experience Jazz Band, Supreme Divas Plus One, Mark Pedico Trio; Locrian Manor; Food and cash bar available; 6pm-12am Laurie’s Place (Edwardsville) - Every Sat - Jam Session w/ Mo’ Pleasure - 2-6pm Lilly’s Lounge (Alton) - Karaoke Lindenwood University Auditorium (Belleville) - Belleville Philharmonic Society; Stars Of Tomorrow Concert; 7:30pm Nite Deposit (Mascoutah) - Live music with Craig Roberts No-Jacks Bar & Grill (Smithton) - DJ & Karaoke Every Saturday; 9pm Papa Vito’s (Belleville) - Ryan Spriggs; 7-10pm Phil’s Bar & Grill (Wood River) - Karaoke/DJ; 9pm-2am Piasa Winery & Pub (Grafton) - Blu Skies &Marty Marshall 1-4pm Pop’s (Sauget) - Metal Halloween Show; presented by Voodoo & The Beard; with Days Of Redemption, Virucide, Mine Enemies Fall, Conquest, Sol Klinch, Presents For The Dead; 6pm;$8 advance, $10 day of show, $2 minor surcharge Schatze’s (Belleville) - Live Music SeVen (Belleville) - 4th Annual Halloween Block Party; Cash prize costume contests; Live music by Old Salt Union, 7-10pm; DJ Fredly, 10pm-1am Shenanigan’s (Belleville) - DJ or Live Music Shiloh Eagles Hall (Shiloh) - Belleville Historical Society Trivia Night; 7pm; Doors at 6:15pm Silver Creek Saloon (Belleville) - DJ or Live Music Schmidt Art Center @ SWIC (Belleville) - Creative Kids Art Class: “Spooky Mummy Sculptures,” 12:30pm Spectators Sports Bar and Grill (Alton) - Country Karaoke; 9pm-1am Stagger Inn…Again (Edwardsville) - Live Music Sunshine Restaurant (Lebanon) - Yesterday Once More Car

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October Calendar of Events

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Cruise; 6-9pm The Cyclery and Fitness Center (Edwardsville) - Saturday Morning East Side Road Ride; 7am The Hett @ McKendree University (Lebanon) - The Nose (Shostakovich): Met at the Hett; Join a worldwide audience from your “better than front row seat” for the New York Metropolitan Opera’s Emmy award-winning Live in HD series of high-definition simulcast transmissions. Presented with subtitles; $18 adults, $15 seniors, $10 student/child; 12pm The Weingarten (Belleville) - New Belgian Beer Fest with Steve Reeb; 6-10pm Towne Lounge (O’Fallon) - Towne Lounge All Hallows’ Eve; party and costume contest; 9pm Wild Country (Collinsville) - Rockin’ Horse

October 27th (Sunday)

Aerie’s Winery (Grafton) - Dan Sproat; 2-6pm Alton Little Theatre (Alton) - The Haunting of Hill House (Mystery); 2-5pm; Belle Clair Fairgrounds (Belleville) - Country Treasures Fall Craft Show Camp Dubois (Wood River) - Camp Dubois Rendezvous; 9am-2pm; This event celebrates the pre-1840’s fur trade era with reenactors camping at a replica of Lewis and Clark’s 1803-1804 winter encampment in teepees and period tents. Activities includes tomahawk and knife throwing competitions, black powder and archery contests, and other period demonstrations, food, crafts, and live entertainment. Free Club 111 (Pontoon Beach) - Crossing Mason; 6pm Crehan’s Irish Pub (Belleville) - First Sunday of Every Month Jam 4-8pm Downtown (Lebanon) - Witches Night Out; shopping, food, music, scavenger hunt, costume contests; 5-9pm Dutch Hollow Barn (Belleville) - Every Sunday Jam Session; 7pm Eckert’s Farm (Belleville) - Jumpin’ Pumpkin Jamboree Fast Eddie’s Bon Air (Alton) - Hoosier Daddy’s, 2pm; Ultraviolets, 7pm Lewis & Clark Community College (Godfrey) - Victoria Sowders Recital; 3pm Mike’s Ten Pin (Alton) - Mondinband; 9:30pm-1:30am Piasa Winery & Pub (Grafton) - Tim Buck Two Pop’s (Sauget) - Finch; Mike Judy Presents; w/ Dance Gavin Dance, Reason To Rebel; 7pm; $20 adv, $22 day of show, $2 minor surcharge Schatze’s (Belleville) - Karaoke Schorr Lake Vineyards (Waterloo) - Sofa Kings; 3-7pm SeVen (Belleville) - Dade Farrar Stagger Inn…Again (Edwardsville) - Open Mic Night The Weingarten (Belleville) - Bud Summers; 2-6pm Towne Lounge (O’Fallon) - Dedication to the Oldies featuring 20

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Mister T and the House Shakers; last Sunday every month; 4-8pm

October 28th (Monday)

Discovery Garden at LaVista Park (Godfrey) - Garden Workday; 9am–12pm Pop’s (Sauget) - Tech N9ne; 7pm;w/ Krizz Kaliko, Stevie Stone, Mayday!, Prozak, CesCru, & Freakz R Us; $30 advance, $35 day of show, $2 minor surcharge Schatze’s (Belleville) - Karaoke

October 29th (Tuesday) 6pm

Bike Surgeon (Shiloh) - Tuesday Night Metro East Road Ride;

Hemingway’s Zen Garden (O’Fallon) - Celtica; 7:30pm Pitcher’s (Belleville) - Tenacious Trivia; 8pm Schatze’s (Belleville) - Karaoke The Hett @ McKendree University (Lebanon) - The Elephant Man, Film Art Series; Free; 7pm

October 30th (Wednesday)

7pm

Cigar Inn (Belleville) - Live Jazz, Cigar/Scotch Night Crehan’s Irish Pub (Belleville) - Karaoke Every Wed Dandy Inn (Fairview Heights) - Car Cruise; 5-9pm Fast Eddie’s Bon Air (Alton) - Jay and Waylon; 6pm Hemingway’s Zen Garden (O’Fallon) - Live Acoustic Music;

Mike’s Ten Pin (Alton) - Mondinband; 9:30pm-1:30am PSOP/SWIC (Belleville) - Line Dancing; 1:30-3pm; Our instructor, Carol Schwartz, will show you new line dances and techniques each week. This is a great group to dance with, so sliiiide on over. Cost is $2 per session. Randy’s Smokehouse (Troy) - Open Mic; 7-11pm Schatze’s (Belleville) - Open Mic; 7-11pm; with AfterHours Entertainment & your host Banyon Hanner Stagger Inn…Again (Edwardsville) - Open Mic The Hett @ McKendree College (Lebanon) - The Wonder Bread Years; Former “Seinfeld” writer Pat Hazell’s salute to the Baby Boomer generation in a cross between stand-up comedy and theater; 7:30-9pm Wild Country (Collinsville) - The Taping of St. Louis Country With WIL gang, Derrick, Danny, Bo & Judy! Open 7pm-1am; - $5 for everyone, FREE w/ valid College ID! Wood River Roundhouse (Wood River) - Imperial Swing Dance Lessons; 6:30–9pm

October 31st (Thursday)

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October 2013 Bubby and Sissy’s (Alton) - Karaoke Dance Party; 9:30pm-1:30am Cigar Inn (Belleville) - Live Jazz Columbia City Saloon (Columbia) - Open Mic Night Courthouse Square (Waterloo) - Halloween Trunk or Treat; a FREE, fun-filled family event where children (12 yrs. or younger) “trunk” or treat from car to car in the parking lot. Each car is themed & decorated, with costumed candy givers making the night extra special for the kids! Downtown (Edwardsville) - Lighted Halloween Parade Fast Eddie’s Bon Air (Alton) - American Idle; 7pm Hemingway’s Zen Garden (O’Fallon) - Live Acoustic Music; 7pm Jailhouse Rock (Trenton) - Class Act Karaoke Knights of Columbus (Collinsville) - Open Mic Night; every Thursday; 7-11pm Rural King (Swansea) - Swansea Farmers Market; every Thursday; 11am-3pm Schatze’s (Belleville) - Bike Night with Live Music Silver Creek Saloon & Grill (Belleville) - Well Hungarians; Every Thursday Night Stagger Inn…Again (Edwardsville) - Live Music The Abbey (Belleville) - Singer/Songwriter Thursday; Every Thursday night from 7-10pm The Acropolis (Belleville) - Live Music Lunch; 11:30am-1pm Towne Lounge (O’Fallon) - Towne Lounge Special Halloween Karaoke Party; 9pm Wild Country (Collinsville) - Free Dance Lessons from 7:3010pm w/ Joyce Warren

November 1st (Friday) Alton Little Theatre (Alton) - The Haunting of Hill House (Mystery); 7:30-10:30pm; Cigar Inn (Belleville) - Live Jazz Crehan’s Irish Pub (Belleville) - Live Music Fairmount Park (Collinsville) - Every Friday night at Fairmount is a Party at the Park! Join us for racing, live music, drink specials and more in this weekly summer tradition. Gates open at 6pm with race post time at 7:30pm Hemingway’s Zen Garden (O’Fallon) - Live Acoustic Music; 7pm Jailhouse Rock (Trenton) - Class Act Karaoke Lilly’s Lounge (Alton) - Karaoke Piasa Winery & Pub (Grafton) - Open Mic Night every Friday night from 7-11pm Schatze’s (Belleville) - Live Music Shenanigan’s (Belleville) - DJ or Live Music Silver Creek Saloon (Belleville) - DJ or Live Music Stagger Inn…Again (Edwardsville) - Mondinband; 10pm-2am The Abbey (Belleville) - Friday Night Jazz; Every Friday night from 7-10pm

The Wildey Theatre (Edwardsville) - Strutter: A Tribute to Kiss; 8pm Towne Lounge (O’Fallon) - Terry Wray’s 40th Towne Lounge Anniversary Get-Together; 9pm

November 2nd (Saturday) Alton Little Theatre (Alton) - The Haunting of Hill House (Mystery); 7:30-10:30pm; Belle Clair Fairgrounds (Belleville) - 43rd Annual Belleville Area Holzschnitzers; Midwestern Woodcarvers Show; 9am-5pm BoBeck’s (Waterloo) - Live music with All4nothinband; 9pm Chez Marilyn (Alton) - Mondinband; 8pm-12am Cigar Inn (Belleville) - Karaoke Night Crehan’s Irish Pub (Belleville) - Live Music Downtown (Belleville) - Old Town Market; 7:30am-12pm; Catch the morning’s pick of fresh, flavorful produce grown by local farmers. Peruse the booths of local artisans for one of a kind treasures for yourself or to give as gifts. Shop outdoors and enjoy the sunlight while you get to know your local growers and run into friends or meet new ones! Fischer’s (Belleville) - Gingerbread Creation Decorating Competition Hemingway’s Zen Garden (O’Fallon) - Live Acoustic Music; 7pm Laurie’s Place (Edwardsville) - Every Sat - Jam Session w/ Mo’ Pleasure - 2-6pm Lilly’s Lounge (Alton) - Karaoke My Just Desserts (Alton) - Dinner with Mr. Lincoln’s Friends; Enjoy a 4-course dinner with entertainment by ALT Actors portraying Mr. Lincoln’s Friends. Make your pre-paid reservations by calling the restaurant at 462-5881. No-Jacks Bar & Grill (Smithton) - DJ & Karaoke Every Saturday; 9pm Phil’s Bar & Grill (Wood River) - Karaoke/DJ; 9pm-2am Schatze’s (Belleville) - Live Music Shenanigan’s (Belleville) - DJ or Live Music

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Music

October 2013

Enter the Zen Garden by Paul Seibert and Mark Johnson “Mike has always said he wanted to open a restaurant. He’s had a passion for cooking, for good food; fresh and healthy.” That’s what Kim Smith said of her husband, O’Fallon native Mike Smith. And Hemingway’s Zen Garden is what has come as a fruition of that dream. Located on historic First Street in O’Fallon, Hemingway’s Zen Garden is a respite from the hectic, work-a-day life of its many regular clientele. “We wanted to open the kind of bar that we’d like to hang out in; the kind of place that we would go to”, was Mike’s response to Kim’s statement.

When Mike and Kim Smith first leased the building, they didn’t actually know what they would do there. “We thought we might be a little antique store slash soup bar. It just kept evolving to what it is today,” Mike said. “We just wanted to open some kind of a store that served a little bit of food. It turned into a full-blown what we call a bistro – more of an American bistro than a French bistro. We do very simple food but really really well. We knew we’d have some kind of a wine bar. Thought we’d have wine in the front and sell bicycles in the back.” The build out of the wine bar left no room for bicycles. And the menu that ensued is simple and delectable. A sampling: The Chareuterie and Cheese Plate features three kinds of house-made salami, gluten-free crackers, toast points and house-made Zen Mustard. Cheeses are sourced locally. The Bison Cheese Burger Plate features grass-fed bison from South Dakota. Scottish Salmon is fresh caught and sautéed with local vegetables. And the Roasted Tomato and Asparagus 22

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Soup with wilted spinach and feta cheese – oh my. Everything is made in-house. The menu changes with the seasons. “We used a lot of fresh tomatoes from our garden,” tells Mike. “And herbs and squash,” adds Kim. All the desserts are also made in-house. Kim said that they wanted to “bring in some art, support local musicians. We just wanted to bring all of our interests together in one place; to have a nice glass of wine, to have a healthy meal.” And Hemingway’s has a nice selection of wines from around the Photo by Madison world. And a good Thorn selection of micro-brewery beers. And a limited number of small-batch liquors. Hemingway’s specialize in “Rat Pack” type cocktails: martinis, sours, manhattans, real margaritas, and – of course – scotches and whiskies. The setting is eclectic and extremely inviting. The furnishings are recycled, upcycled and/or hand-made. “We upcycled probably 90% of this building,” Mike said. The walls are adorned with local artworks, antiques and curios. According to Mike, many of their clientele tell them Hemingway’s reminds them of establishments they visited in Europe. Kim says that “a lot of people say they like the charm that has come out of necessity.” It doesn’t hurt that the staff are very attentive to the clientele. It certainly is not pretentious. It is a place where one can get comfortable, put your feet up and listen to live music. And there is live music here almost every night of the week. Music like Celtica every Tuesday night. Celtica performs traditional Irish and Celtic music. Or Tailgate Troubadours most weekends. A father and son guitar and vocal duo specializing in country ballads. Or Stephen Koritta – Mr. Radio – an acoustic guitar and vocal repertoire of over 600 songs. There’s Brother Hiram and others who may drop in from time to time. It’s only on Monday nights that music is not regularly scheduled. And there are occasional special performances on Monday nights. One of those special performances is coming up on October 14th. On the 14th, Irish musician and author, Danny Ellis, will make a stop along his book tour at Hemingway’s to play a selection of songs. A singer-songwriter, Danny first garnered attention with his autobiographical album “800 Voices”, which tells the story of his childhood in a rough orphanage in Dublin. With guitar and a smooth voice that registers between David Bowie and Neil Young, Danny interweaves song and story, taking audiences through his bittersweet recollections. It was behind those orphanage gates that Danny first heard the blaring noises that would change his life. “When I heard the brass band play, the sound of those fifty lads blasting their brains out was the most amazing thing I’d ever heard,” Danny said. “It captured my soul, really.”

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Danny joined the band to play trombone, and after turning sixteen he left the orphanage and carved out a successful career as a professional musician. His path led him to be a session musician at Abbey Road Studios, as well as a songwriter and bandmate to many. But success never brought him peace with his past; instead he ignored it or only shared the whimsy of it with friends. One night Danny came home from a gig, sat at his piano and improvised a song – normal, for him. “I was sitting down and out came some lyrics, and I realized they were about my time in the orphanage,” he said. “It just poured out of me as if it were already written; it stopped me in my

In all of his work, writing and song, Danny brings listeners into his life with stories, like one of a loaf of bread mistaken for a boot, or a teenage boy who paused by a hotel window after seeing his first love inside. Overflowing with wisdom and deep-felt humanity, Danny’s songs are wrought with the blarney of Celtic poeticism and spiced with his eclectic musical background that spans rock, blues and country. To listen to Danny is to take something away, something that you can’t wait to share. The Smiths are really excited to have this international musician grace the Zen Garden. Kim said “this concert with Danny Ellis is really neat. It’s our first real concert.” Mike replied that “it might work into a once-a-month Monday night concert.” And there is an anniversary afoot. Hemingway’s Zen Garden opened in November of last year. Kim says that “we may do a grand opening this year”. They never had time to do one initially. Mike jested that “we still don’t even have a sign out front”. He said in earnest, “Everyone has told us that this is just what O’Fallon needed.” A sampling of online reviews: “This is a great new place. It is great to have a bar in O’Fallon that is not dark and where the volume is low enough you can carry on a conversation.” “Hemingway’s is exactly what you want in a dining experience. It is small, very friendly, family run, filled with original art and live music in the evening.” “I am thrilled about the place and the folks who own it as well as the staff. Hemingway’s is a fantastic departure from chains and sports pubs and beer halls.”

What: Hemingway’s Zen Garden Where: 123 East First Street, O’Fallon

618-632-6008

When: Hours at the Zen Garden are 4 – 11pm, Tuesday through Thurs-

day; 4pm – 1am on Friday and Saturday. Kitchen closes each night at 9pm.

Who: Michael and Kimberly Smith Find Hemingway’s on Facebook. Richard Krim performing at Hemingway’s Zen Garden.

tracks.” That song led him to plumb the depths of his childhood through his craft and resulted in “800 Voices” as well as his first book, “The Boy at the Gates”.

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Culture

October 2013

With the Saving of Seed by Brenton Ebersole One of the most economical additions to a home garden routine and a great step toward self sufficiency is the time honored tradition of seed saving. It allows for easy access to the varieties that performed well this season in the next year with the addition of retaining adaptations to the local environment made from this season’s generation. Only the strongest survive pests and climate conditions well enough to breed, so by simply allowing natural selection to work for you, you increase the odds of seed vitality. With seed saving in open plantings, hybridization frequently occurs. This is a natural process and can create unique even bizarre looking but usually delicious varieties of produce. Insect pollinated plants and wind pollinated plants both tend to accomplish this without any human help when the two different varieties are grown close together. Nature tends to give the avid gardener and seed saver some wonderful specimens. Some unique ones end up being cherished and, after generations, become heirloom varieties. Heirlooms are gaining in popularity and with good reason; they are usually heavy producers from sturdy individuals with strong genetics. Many herbs can simply be collected after the flowers and seed pods have browned and dried completely; usually it is best to wait until the stem is brown or at least completely dry. This means that the parent plant has put all the water and energy it can into its offspring and improves the next generation’s adaptability and resilience. Herbs and vegetables with seeds saved this way are plentiful including: spinach, cilantro, celery, parsley, dill, carrots, parsnips, sage, basils, mints, catnip, lemon balm, rosemary, patchouli, lavender, flax and sunflowers. Some plants in this group that create pods are peas, beans, radishes, turnips and okra. Some biennials are saved in this method, particularly all members of the allium (onions, chives and garlic) and brassica families (broccoli, Brussels sprouts, kale, kohlrabi, cauliflower and collard greens). Beets and swiss chard will produce seeds in the spring or summer of their second season of growth. These groups are prolific seed producers and only a few of the stronger specimens need to be left in the garden until the next season to retain enough seed for a full crop that early summer or later that fall. Another group of produce in which seeds can be easily saved are those contained within the fruit. The method to collect these seeds is only slightly more labor intensive, and is generally called brown bagging. One or two select fruits from your favorite variety or specimen are placed in a brown bag or left on the plant until they go beyond ripe and generally change color and are close to rot. This allows the fullest maturity to be reached by the seeds within, ensuring the most viable seed possible. After this, the fruit is cut open, the seeds are removed and placed in a dry environment on a plate for two weeks. Good locations to let seeds air out are on a shelf or fridge. Labels and separate plates are recommended when multiple varieties are collected at once to prevent confusion later on. Seeds from plants that can be gathered in this manner include: squash, pumpkins, gourds, cucumbers, melons and peppers. 24

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The most labor intensive fruit to collect seed from are tomatoes and tomatillos. Both of these closely related plants have each of their seeds surrounded in a yoke-like film that helps maintain moisture levels as the seed finishes developing. This is a wonderful adaptation that ensures the seeds to reach full maturity and survive in the garden soil until next season. In fact, half of the tomatoes and all the tomatillos grown at Alma Terra came up on their own accord as adventitious plants. In order to track the varieties however, the brown bag and labeling method can be employed. Once the fruit are near rot or rotting, the seeds must undergo a process to mimic the natural occurrence that break down the protective film over time in the soil. To save these seeds, fill a glass or cup with about four ounces of water, insert the seeds with as little juice as possible, and cover the top with a piece of fabric or coffee filter and secure with a rubber band. Place the cup on a warm window sill and be sure to label the cups if more than one variety are being saved. Naturally occurring yeast will feed off of the sugar and fruit particles in the goo, breaking it down until only the seeds remain, sinking to the bottom. The fermentation process also coats the seed in a natural antibacterial compound and can remove most diseases that they may have inherited from their parent plants. After the seeds have sunk, you know the goo is gone and you can remove them from the liquid. First, remove any scum on the surface of the water and any floating seeds. These have been compromised or were immature still. Using a piece of screen or a metal colander, strain the seeds out of the liquid from the cup and rinse a few times until they look free of any goo remnants. Then dry with a towel or paper towel as much as possible. At this point the seeds can be placed on a plate in a warm dry location and should be fully dry in about two weeks. Though it is portrayed in our modern society as a difficult endeavor, seed saving is simple by nature and goes back to the beginning of agriculture and gardening. Indigenous peoples around the world began to gather seeds to guarantee and bolster their food stores from any useful plant that grew locally. With only a little time and effort, most beloved herbs and vegetables can be saved from any garden for generations to come!

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Submissions

October 2013

Sarah Skiold-Hanlin

I grew up in Troy. Went to college in New York at Hofstra University. Graduated magna cum laude with a BS in fine arts with a concentration in ceramics (mostly large scale sculpture) and a BA in Anthropology (cultural). Currently, I am getting an MS in Biology at SIUE and working at St. Louis Public Radio as the science and technology intern. I enjoy tackling mostly socio-political challenges with my artwork but enjoy dark (not evil) imagery for a little Halloween fun. I’m an outdoor fanatic with an edge of book worm.

I enjoy observing and learning from ALL people and have spent a great deal of my resources traveling for various reasons to nearly 40 countries throughout my 26 years. I’m passionate about creating positive, thoughtful change on the planet and am also an EMT to boot. Illustration is new to me but I plan to pursue it so long as a pottery wheel and kiln are out of reach.

Henry Collins “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree With Anyone Else but Me.” With apologies to song writers Lew Brown and Charles Tobias

Don’t sit under the apple tree without proper safety equipment. Falling apples may pose a risk of serious injury or death. Wear hardhat and approved eye protection. Do not play in or climb on apple trees. Children should always be supervised by an adult when near an apple tree. Persons with heart conditions or other serious medical conditions should consult with a physician before exposing themselves to apple trees.

Str8 Up Magazine is accepting submissions of artwork, photography, poetry, creative writing, etc. for possible publication in print and on the web. To have your work considered, send hard copy or disc to P.O. Box 412 in Belleville, IL 62222. Digital submissions should be 300dpi and can be e-mailed to editor@straightupmagazine.net. 26

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October 2013 NineEleven

Old Capital Square Dance Club

On Wednesday, September 11th, Straight Up Magazine was pleased to present Zagk Gibbons, Old Capital Square Dance Club, EarthSol and the Miss Molly Simms Band in a benefit concert for the Wounded Warrior Project. The NineEleven event was hosted by Pitchers Pub in Belleville and received sponsorship support from Triple Jam Productions and Wirtz Beverage Group. 100% of donated proceeds went to the Wounded Warrior Project. Pitchers Pub and Str8Up extends its gratitude to these marvelous performers, to the sponsors and to all the many generous music fans who attended. Photos by Mark Polege.

EarthSol

Str8 Up Magazine Welcomes the Acoustic Four & Twenty Fall Concert – A Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Tribute; November 17th; Crehan’s Irish Pub (Belleville); Limited Seating; Tickets $20 - Dinner Buffet included. Limited seating; Doors open @ 2pm, Showtime 4pm; Hear all your CSN&Y Favorites Live! For More info www.RogersandNienhaus.com or 618-234-6500.

Photo by Mark Polege

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