October Program Highlights
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October Videos in the CommonsGrab your lunch and head over to the Public Media Commons to immerse yourself in the beautiful sights and sounds of fall—the Nine Network's October video theme. The Commons is the perfect place to picnic and is open every day from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m.
Storytime in the CommonsEnjoy our last family reading program of the year. The event will feature stories, visuals on the big screens, crafts, and games about Peg + Cat, a PBS Kids' animated preschool series. PBS Kids' characters will be available for photos with the children. We are pleased to be able to give a free book to each child courtesy of Bring Me a Book St. Louis. This event is free, but registration is required. Please bring blankets or chairs for seating.
Storytime in the Commons is part of the Nine Network's American Graduate initiative and is presented in partnership with St. Louis Public Library.
Saturday, October 1, 9:30–11:00 a.m., Public Media Commons, 3653 Olive St., St. Louis
Peg + Cat to Appear at Miss M's Candy BoutiqueAnother opportunity to meet and take pictures with Peg + Cat is at Miss M's Candy Boutique's Grand Opening celebration. The spirited Peg and her sidekick Cat from the hit PBS Kids show will be at the boutique to welcome you to the new Grand Center store at the corner of Olive and Grand.
Sunday, October 2, 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m., 500 N. Grand Blvd., St. Louis
Presidential Debates in the CommonsJoin your fellow citizens and watch the PBS NewsHour's live coverage and analysis of three debates this month on the big screens in the Public Media Commons. Please bring blankets or chairs for seating.
Tuesday, October 4 (vice presidential debate from Longwood University), Sunday, October 9 (second presidential debate from Washington University, St. Louis), and Wednesday, October 19 (final presidential debate from University of Nevada, Las Vegas).
These events are free, but registration is required.
8:00 p.m., Public Media Commons, 3653 Olive St., St. Louis, and Nine PBS.
Indie Lens Pop-Up Community Film Series ReturnsBest of Enemies captures the legendary 1968 debates between two famed intellectuals and ideological opposites: leftist Gore Vidal and neoconservative William F. Buckley. Their televised debates demarcated the moment TV's political ambition shifted from narrative to spectacle. After the film, stay for a discussion with some of the panelists from Donnybrook, and moderated by the Nine Network's Jim Kirchherr.
Indie Lens Pop-Up is a free series presented by the Nine Network of Public Media and the Missouri History Museum, in collaboration with Independent Lens and Independent Television Service.
The film will air on Nine PBS Monday, October 3, 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 5, 7:00 p.m., Lee Auditorium, Missouri History Museum, Lindell and DeBaliviere in Forest Park
Hamilton's America and Arts PreviewThe Nine Network proudly presents previews of Hamilton's America and the PBS Arts Fall Festival in the Public Media Commons. Join us for an intimate look at the creation of the wildly successful Broadway production of Hamilton and an enticing glimpse at upcoming arts programming on Nine PBS. This event is free, but registration is required.
Friday, October 7, 7:00–9:00 p.m., Public Media Commons, 3653 Olive St., St. Louis
Trash or Treasure Member EventNext Saturday is our Trash or Treasure event for members, presented in partnership with Kodner Gallery. Bring your art, antiques or collectibles for evaluation at this seventh annual event.
Admission with two items at $50 includes a one-year Nine Network membership. Each additional item is $25. Become a Sustaining Member at $120 annually ($10 a month is charged to your credit card and it renews annually) and bring six items. Contact member services at (314) 512-9199 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Purchase tickets at the door. Visit nineNet.org for more information and directions.
Saturday, October 8, 9:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (last entry at 4:30), Gateway Center, 1 Gateway Dr., Collinsville, Illinois
Wine98 Proceeds to Benefit the Nine NetworkHave the ultimate night out under the stars at Wine98. Sample and purchase products from various wineries, restaurants, boutiques, and more. Event tickets include access to samples of both wine and food. Additional food and beverage selections will be available for purchase at the event. A portion of the ticket proceeds will benefit the Nine Network.
Saturday, October 8, 7–10 p.m., Public Media Commons. Link to tickets and information. The rain date is October 15.
St. Louis Speakers Series Starts October 18Michele Norris, Jason Riley and Morris Dees discuss racism in America on the opening night (Oct. 18) of the 2016-2017 St. Louis Speakers Series. Other speakers in the series are Ehud Barak (Nov. 1); Rita Moreno (Nov. 22); John Cleese (Jan. 24); Gen. Martin Dempsey (Feb. 28); Ted Koppel (Mar. 28); and Jon Meacham (April 18).
Tuesdays, 8:00–9:30 p.m., Powell Hall, St. Louis
Final Feast TV Taste & See of the SeasonJoin us for "Go Fish," the final Feast TV Taste & See of the season. Experience the beauty and the flavor of local, Midwest-raised fish and learn the how's and why's of preparing, dining and imbibing with all things aquatic. Dishes will be paired with outstanding wines, of course. Food-related videos, demonstrations, and other activities are part of this can't-miss event.
Go to nineNet.org to purchase tickets. Feast TV Taste & See is a partnership of the Nine Network and Feast Magazine with presenting sponsor Wells Fargo Advisors LLC. Admission is $15. Must be 21 to enter; a valid photo ID required.
Friday, October 21, 7:00–10:00 p.m., Public Media Commons, 3653 Olive St., St. Louis
Plan AheadThe hit PBS Kids series, Wild Kratts, on Nine PBS comes back to the Peabody Opera House for two performances in November. Martin and Chris Kratt, stars of the Emmy-nominated series, will be live on stage to engage the audience in a classic Wild Kratts story. Get tickets online.
Sunday, November 13, 1:00 p.m., second show at 4:30 p.m.
Nova: The Great Human OdysseyWalk in the footsteps of our ancient ancestors as scientists trace the paths that led us out of Africa and around the world. From snowy Siberia to remote Pacific islands, discover how humans survived and thrived in every corner of the planet.
Wednesday, October 5, 9:00 p.m.
This Old House, New SeasonA new season begins in Arlington, MA, where the homeowners restore and expand on the interior and exterior details of their Arts and Crafts style home built in 1909.
Saturdays, October 8–29, 5:00 p.m.
Great Performances: Grammy Salute to Music LegendsAll-star concert salutes the Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement, Trustee and Music Educator award winners. Honorees include Ruth Brown, Celia Cruz, Earth, Wind & Fire, Herbie Hancock, Jefferson Airplane, Linda Ronstadt, John Cage, and more.
Friday, October 14, 9:00 p.m.
POV: Hooligan SparrowFollow Hooligan Sparrow and other activists across southern China as they seek justice for schoolgirls allegedly sexually abused by their principal. Named enemies of the state, the activists face interrogation and prison. The filmmaker is a target, too.
Monday, October 17, 10:00 p.m.
Great Performances: Hamilton's AmericaThis documentary follows the creation of Lin-Manuel Miranda's pop culture Broadway phenomenon Hamilton and the history behind it. Features interviews with Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush, Questlove, Jimmy Fallon, Nas, Stephen Sondheim, and more.
Friday, October 21, 8:00 p.m.
Norman Lear: American MastersDiscover how the prolific creator of "All in the Family," "The Jeffersons" and "Good Times" effected social change through his groundbreaking sitcoms and activism. Features George Clooney, Amy Poehler, Jon Stewart, Russell Simmons and others.
Tuesday, October 25, 8:00 p.m.