The Insider: 10.10.18

Missouri native and actress Dana Powell returned home recently to appear in Remotely Working, a comedy TV series about a group of young tech professionals. Powell is known for her roles in the film Bridesmaids and TV’s Modern Family, and she joins a number of other Missourians working on the new series, including executive producer Scott Crosby. Filming locations included Union Station, St. Charles and Overland.

Meet me at the rings! St. Louis was the nation’s first Olympic host city 114 years ago, so it’s fitting that a sculpture of the event’s iconic logo has found a home here. The 16-by-9-foot work recently was unveiled near Washington University’s Francis Field, where the 1904 stadium stood. Local Olympians including Jackie Joyner-Kersee and Ray Armstead were on hand for a dedication ceremony.

Missouri Cures Education Foundation is proud to present the Women in Science and Entrepreneurship (WISE) Statewide Conference  Nov. 2 at Union Station. The annual event for students, faculty, administrators and professionals, now in its fifth year, is a celebration of women leaders in science, technology, research, business and innovation. Fox 2 anchor Kim Hudson and Missouri Cures executive director Dena Ladd will kick off the afternoon, which will include three panel discussions followed by a cocktail networking reception. Tickets are $25 ($15 for students) and can be purchased at eventbrite.com.

Order up! The Travel Channel recently featured Sugarfire Smoke House in “Off-the-Chain Eats,” an episode of Food Paradise, which spotlights popular citywide restaurant franchises. Sugarfire owner and chef Mike Johnson (pictured) has been busy of late, cooking up 11 Missouri restaurants plus locations in Illinois, Indiana and Colorado.

the main events 

Community Music School of Webster University will present a special faculty concert at 2 p.m. Oct. 13, including violin, piano, trumpet, guitar and voice. Selections from composers like Schumann, Albinoni and Gershwin will be featured.

Head to Left Bank Books at 7 p.m. Oct. 20 for a book signing and discussion with Lacy Johnson, author of The Reckonings, a collection of essays, and The Other Side, a memoir of her recovery from kidnapping and rape.

Grammy-winning vocal group Roomful of Teeth will perform at 7 p.m. Oct. 21 at Washington University’s E. Desmond Lee Concert Hall. The eight-person ensemble’s mission is to explore the expressive potential of the human voice.