Hey, hey…Fifty years after they burst onto the pop culture spotlight, THE MONKEES are back on tour, and will be making their way to St. Louis this summer. The surviving group members, MICKY DOLENZ, MICHAEL NESMITH and PETER TORK will perform live at The Fox on Thursday, June 5. Tickets are available at the box office, by calling 534-1111 or visiting metrotix.com. In 1965, the group was assembled and cast in television roles for The Monkees, a show about a struggling rock band inspired by The Beatles’ A Hard Days’ Night. The group’s lead singer, DAVY JONES, passed away in 2012 at age 66.
St. Louis’ first-ever community-wide online fundraising event takes place next month. On Tuesday, May 6, the GREATER SAINT LOUIS COMMUNITY FOUNDATION is coordinating GIVE STL DAY, a 24-hour event to benefit local nonprofits.
Here’s how it works: Nonprofits are encouraged to register by Friday, April 11, at GiveSTLday.org; and invite their donors to visit the website and make a donation on May 6. In other cities, similar events have raised in excess of $1 million for their nonprofits, and the Foundation is challenging St. Louisans to come up to the plate and raise as much money as they can for their favorite causes in one day.
The magnificent Magic Chef Mansion will serve as the setting for Uncorked!, a benefit for the ST. LOUIS PSYCHOANALYTIC INSTITUTE and its mental health initiatives for children. The Tuesday, April 29, event begins at 6:30 p.m., and features hors d’oeuvres and wine and beer catered by Balaban’s, a silent auction, wine pull and more. For reservations, visit stlpi.org/specialevents.
All that glitters…CRAFT ALLIANCE will celebrate its 50th year in style at the ARTrageous Gold Ball on Saturday, April 12, at Palladium Saint Louis. Join event co-chairs PHYLLIS LANGSDORF and DAVID DIENER for a night that promises “one big surprise,” as well as a look back at the last five decades and a look ahead at what’s to come. For more information, visit craftalliance.org.
A local favorite (and winner of LN’s Platinum List for Best Florist) is making a big move: After 40 years at Plaza Frontenac, KEN MIESNER’S will soon move to its new location at 9723 Clayton Road in Ladue. The florist is relocating in the space formerly occupied by Provence Boutique. A May opening date is planned.
Now open in Ladue’s Colonial Marketplace: GIOVANNI’S KITCHEN by restaurateurs FRANK and CARMELO GABRIELE. The brothers, who own Il Bel Lago, named the new eatery after their father, GIOVANNI, namesake of the 40-year-old Giovanni’s on the Hill. Giovanni’s Kitchen is open for lunch and dinner, with house-made pasta among its menu specialties.
Time is running out for you to enter LN’s annual MOTHER’S DAY LOOK-ALIKE CONTEST. The winning mom receives a full-service package from DOMINIC MICHAEL SALON, which includes a haircut, blow dry, manicure, pedicure and makeup application. Two other lucky runners-up will be treated with a hair blow-out or finish, also from Dominic Michael.
Send us a photo of mother and child(ren), complete with first and last names, contact information and hometown, by Monday, April 14. Incomplete entries will be disqualified. We’ll publish as many photos as space allows in the April 25 edition of Ladue News. Photo submissions have to be print-quality and at least 1 MB in size. Email submissions to Julia Christensen at email@example.com. One entry per family, please.