July Program Highlights
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First Fridays in the Public Media Commons: Union Avenue OperaUnion Avenue Opera will perform music from Gilbert and Sullivan's “The Mikado” in the Public Media Commons and That Uppity Theatre Company will perform in Studio B as part of the Theatre Crawl in Grand Center. The Public Media Commons is a partnership of the Nine Network and St. Louis Public Radio.
Friday, July 1, starting at 6:30 p.m., Nine Network’s Studio B, and the Public Media Commons, between the Nine Network and St. Louis Public Radio, 3653 Olive St.
Storytime in the Commons: Curious GeorgeOur family reading program continues in July. (This event is currently at attendance capacity. However, we encourage you to check our website, nineNet.org/storytime for possible additional space availability.) The July event will feature Curious George with stories, visuals on the big screens, crafts, games, and other family activities geared to young children. Curious George will be available for photos. Storytime in the Commons is part of the Nine Network’s American Graduate initiative and is presented in partnership with St. Louis Public Library. Bring blankets or chairs. The events are free, but registration is required.
Saturday, July 2, 9:30–11:00 a.m., Public Media Commons
Feast TV Taste & See in the Commons: BBQ & SpiritsJoin us for our popular series of events featuring regional foods and beverages in a spectacular setting, with videos playing on the two-story screens, activities and demonstrations. The BBQ & Spirits event features live music by Hazard to Ya Booty; barbeque from Pappy’s Smokehouse, Beast Craft BBQ Co., The Shaved Duck, Salt + Smoke, Edibles & Essentials and Capitalist Pig; and spirits from Wood Hat Spirits, Pinckney Bend Distillery, StilL 630, Chandler Hill Vineyards, and Square One Brewery - Spirits of St. Louis.
Tickets can be purchased online for $15. Feast TV Taste & See is presented by Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, in partnership with the Nine Network, Cat Neville, and Feast TV.
Friday, July 15, BBQ & Spirits (third in series), 7:00–10:00 p.m., Public Media Commons
New St. Louis Speakers SeriesSubscriptions are available for the St. Louis Speakers Series’ 2016-2017 season. Speakers include Ehud Barak; the trio of Michele Norris, Jason Riley and Morris Dees; Rita Moreno; John Cleese; Gen. Martin Dempsey; Ted Koppel; and Jon Meacham.
Seven consecutive Tuesdays, October–April, 8:00–9:30 p.m., Powell Symphony Hall, St. Louis
New Episodes of Kids ShowsPBS Kids continues a summer of fun with new episodes of the following shows. Air dates are for Nine PBS.
Peg + Cat, July 1 & 4, 9:30 a.m.
Odd Squad, July 5-8, 11, 3:30 p.m.
Bob the Builder, July 7 & 8, 12:30 p.m.
Nature Cat, July 11-14, 7:00 a.m.
Wild Kratts, July 19-22, 25, 4:00 p.m.
The Cat in the Hat Knows a lot about Camping! Movie, July 25 & 29, noon
Arts AmericaThe Nine Network’s weekly series Arts America goes behind-the-scenes of Metro Theater’s production of “In This Corner Cassius Clay,” a play designed to engage the region’s youth. Based on the early life of Muhammad Ali in Jim Crow Louisville, the play tells the story of a young man who believes his potential is unlimited despite the segregation and racism he is surrounded by.
Saturday, July 9, 3:30 p.m. (repeats Sunday, July 10, 1:00 p.m.)
Night at the SymphonyNine’s award-winning production gives you the best seat in the house. For July, Resident Conductor Steven Jarvi conducts the Saint Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra in a special performance.
Monday, July 11, 7:00 p.m.
Inside Asprey: Luxury by Royal AppointmentSituated on New Bond Street in one of London's most prestigious neighborhoods and frequented by an elite clientele, Asprey is an exclusive shop that has been trading its brand of luxury since the time of Queen Victoria. Inside Asprey: Luxury by Royal Appointment follows the fortunes of the store’s business, staff, and customers over the course of a summer retail season. This riveting documentary reveals just what it takes to attract the wealthiest consumers on the planet and keep a traditional business alive in the modern world.
Monday, July 11, 10:00 p.m.
Arts AmericaOn this episode of the Nine Network’s Arts America series, meet St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra flutist Leah Peipert; drop in on Orlando’s Gotham City FX , a full-service prop shop; plus Portland fashion designer Anna Cohen; the Arts Center in Troy, New York; and Cleveland painter Judy Carducci.
Saturday, July 16, 3:30 p.m. (Repeats Sunday, July 17, 1:00 p.m.)
PBS NewsHour Election 2016The PBS NewsHour, in partnership with NPR, will offer gavel-to-gavel coverage of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland and the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Prime-time coverage will be co-anchored by Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff (who have 20 presidential campaigns between them) and feature NPR and NewsHour reporters, correspondents and analysts. Election 2016 will also be available via live streaming.
July 18–21, 7:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. (Republican National Convention)
July 25–28, 7:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. (Democratic National Convention)
Infinity Hall LiveInfinity Hall Live offers performances taped in an acoustically perfect Victorian-era concert hall in Norfolk, Connecticut. Season five features Grammy Award-winner Rhiannon Giddens from the band Carolina Chocolate Drops, Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds, singer/songwriter Ani DiFranco, and Galactic, a funk and jazz jam band. Interviews with the performers provide the colorful backdrop for each episode, with the artists reflecting on their motivations and their inspirations. Cameras also eavesdrop on backstage concert preparations.
Thursdays, beginning July 21, 10:00 p.m.
Nine Create Lifestyle Marathons (available on Channel 9.4 and Charter 184)Weekend marathons on Nine Create air Saturdays, 5–11 a.m. and 5–11 p.m. and Sundays, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Kick back with a cold drink and watch Patriotic Pitmasters (July 2 & 3), Camp Create (July 9 & 10), Weeknight Meals (July 16 & 17), Savor the Summer (July 23 & 24), and Beauty and the Beach (July 30 & 31).
Nine World's Thematic Programming (available on Channel 9.3 and Charter 185)Nine World’s focus for July is on the issues swirling around the upcoming elections: immigration, national defense, health care, race relations, criminal justice and economic inequality. Click to view the “Your Vote 2016” films on the nineWorld schedule.
Car Donation ProgramThinking about selling your car, boat, motorcycle, truck or other vehicle? Donate it to the Nine Network and help support all the programs you love! Click to learn more