Author Archives: Melissa Meinzer

Photos from Cabaret Risqué: FELLA-nies and MISS-demeanors

Photos from Cabaret Risqué: FELLA-nies and MISS-demeanors

Earlier this month, the Gateway Men’s Chorus held its annual major fundraising bash. The May 5 event at Mad Art Gallery featured louche and lovely performances, cocktails and a silent auction. Lovely Lola Van Ella produced and emcee’d. Ken Haller sponsored the VIP reception entertainment, Macspertise brought the dessert reception, and Michael Simon sponsored the

Strut Your Stuff for Mutts at Spring for Strays

It’s finally time to hit the Moonrise rooftop, and what better way to kick off St. Louis party season than with a fundraiser for down-on-their-luck doggos? Well, maybe a fundraiser like that but with a drag show. Luckily, that’s just what Stray Rescue has planned for this Sunday Funday afternoon. Spring for Strays takes over

Our Third Issue is Out!

Here’s some Russian collaboration that we can get behind: In early February, I attended a dinner and panel discussion hosted by Pride St. Louis. The organization has embarked on an ambitious cultural exchange project with Avers, an LGBTQ group from the Samara region of Russia. Several members of Avers were in town and attended the

#StandWithJake Against a Hate Group Monday

Want to see what community looks like? Head over to John Burroughs School early Monday morning. Pride St. Louis is rallying the troops, because some hate-mongers thought they’d try to come for Jake Bain—and that’s a hard nope around here. Bain, of course, is the Burroughs high school football phenom who’s heading to Indiana State

Tower Grove Pride Expands to Tower Grove Park in 2018

Big news: Tower Grove Pride is taking it to the park for 2018! The festival, founded in 2013, has been expanding across South Grand for years. Now, it’s headed for shady, beautiful Tower Grove Park. “Last year we filled every square inch of sidewalk space on several blocks and side streets along South Grand,” said

The Sweetest Massacre

Maybe you think Valentine’s Day is great, and maybe you think it’s a dumb fake holiday cooked up by Big Chocolate. Either way, Saturday nights are meant for gettin’ into it. And this Saturday, GutterGlitter’s Galentines Day Massacre looks like the place to be. The 18+ dance party takes over Community Arts and Movement Project

Mardi Gras Saturday!

Ok, this is it. You’ve been training all year and the big day is finally here—Saturday is Mardi Gras! (Technically no it isn’t. Actual Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras, is the 13th, but day drinking on a Tuesday is apt to get you fired so we’re not here for it—unless you are. No judgment. But there’s

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