This weekend will provide another example of the thriving arts scene in Old North when the event space for Firecracker Press (& their nonprofit affiliate, Central Print) plays host to two performances of Gonne/Yeats. The “literary cabaret” by Dennis M. Corcoran and Jaz Dorsey will take place at 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 24, and again at 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 25.
The hour-long performance tells the story of one of the world’s foremost poets, William Butler Yeats, and Maude Gonne, an Irish rebel who inspired much of his poetry. Tickets are $5 and available for purchase at the door, 2612 N. 14th Street.
For further details, click here or on the playbill below.
Last weekend’s Old North House & Community Tour included STL Improv Anywhere performers offering tours of an imaginary house on Benton Street…
And we’re thrilled to report TWO NEW CROWN SQUARE LEASES
- BUILDING FUTURES AT 2617 N. 14th STREET
Building Futures will soon be offering classes and other programming related to teaching young people the skills of designing and building furniture and other functional works of art at 2617 N. 14th Street (in the space shown in the photo below).
As the flyer above notes, summer programs for middle and high school students will be starting as early as June 9. For registration information, send an email to email@example.com, call 314-241-7222, or visit www.building-futures.org.
- URBARTS AT 2600 N. 14th STREET
With a grand opening scheduled for June 21, UrbArts will be offering a variety of spoken word events and other programs at the corner commercial space at 2600 N. 14th Street (as shown in the photo below).
In the announcement about their plans to open in Crown Square, as posted on their website, UrbArts founder and director M. K. Stallings noted that “Beyond producing art that entertains, UrbArts intends to continue producing art that empowers.” And, in a statement from Aireez DaRychuss, UrbArts Board President, he made it clear that UrbArts will channel that creative energy into support for Old North’s ongoing improvements: “We plan to contribute to the revitalization efforts within the neighborhood through community-building programs based arts and culture.”
For more on UrbArts and to read the full announcement about their plans for their space at Crown Square, click HERE.
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