show time! | The Whitaker St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase has announced its 2023 winners. The Chellapa-Vedavalli Foundation Best of Fest Essy Awards and $500 cash prizes were awarded to the documentary Bring Dat Mono Back from filmmaker Edward Thornton and narrative short Captcha by director Andy Compto. Thirteen of the films presented at the showcase have been invited to the St. Louis International Film Festival later this fall.

Support the St. Louis County Library Foundation in style on Aug. 23 at its Great Gatsby Celebration! The evening will include a unique dining experience, jazz entertainment and an opportunity to learn about the library’s recent achievements. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

Artisans in THE LOOP in U. City is celebrating its grand reopening this weekend! On Aug. 11, the art gallery is hosting an open house, followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony and artist demonstrations Aug. 12. The weekend wraps up with an Artist Mingle & Mimosas event on Aug 13. Learn more at

The St. Louis chapter of the Archaeological Institute of America published a book about the 2016-2019 archaeological excavation at Historic Sappington House, which featured local students from nine high schools participating in learning workshops. The book will be on sale for $15 at the Loft Gift Shop. Proceeds will go toward relocating the dismantled Affton Sappington family log house to Historic Sappington Park.

Starting this month, the St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum will offer weekly public sessions in the Impact Lab, the museum’s newest interactive, educational space. Held Wednesdays and Saturdays, the ticketed sessions feature a trained facilitator who will guide participants through the lab’s three key experiences.