Schedule of Upcoming Events

Please note the Public Media Commons is open 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. daily except during private events.

September Videos in the Commons
September 1–30, 7:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.

Stop by the Public Media Commons any time—from 7 in the morning until 11 at night—to watch dynamic video on the two-story screens. It’s free, and for the month of September we’re bringing you Arts Are Alive in STL—a stimulating experience with music, dance and visual arts by local and international artists.

First Presidential Debate Live in the Commons
Monday, September 26, 8:00 p.m.
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Join your fellow citizens and watch the PBS NewsHour’s live coverage and analysis of this year’s first presidential debate from Hofstra University on the big screens in the Public Media Commons.

Closed for a Private Event
Thursday, September 29, 2016

Grand Center Arts Festival
Friday, September 30 at 7:00 p.m.
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The Nine Network invites you to the Grand Center Arts Festival. Grand Center is an art and entertainment district located in in Midtown St. Louis. The Nine Network proudly calls Grand Center home.

The festival will feature stories about Grand Center, originally produced and aired on the Nine Network, projected on the Public Media Commons’ giant screens. This family-friendly event will include live music and dance performances. Ken, a Nine Network board member, and Nancy Kranzberg will be recognized for their enthusiastic support of the arts and the Grand Center District.

Please bring chairs and blankets. Light refreshments and a cash bar will be available. The festival is free to attend, but registration is required.

Storytime in the Commons
Saturday, October 1, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
Peg + Cat
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We invite you to enjoy our free, special family reading program this summer in the Public Media Commons, outside the Nine Network. Each event will feature a favorite character from PBS Kids and will include stories, visuals on the big screens, crafts, games, and other family activities geared to young children. PBS Kids characters will be available for photos with the children. Bring blankets and/or chairs for seating. This event is free, but registration is required. Storytime in the Commons is part of the Nine Network’s American Graduate initiative and is presented in partnership with St. Louis Public Library.

Hamilton’s America and the PBS Arts Fall Festival Previews
Friday, October 7 at 7:00 p.m.
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The Nine Network proudly presents a 30-minute preview of Hamilton’s America with additional previews from the PBS Arts Fall Festival. Join us in the Public Media Commons for an enticing glimpse of arts programming you will not want to miss.

Every fall, the Nine Network gives you a front-row seat, and behind the scenes look, at classic Broadway hits, music, dance and theater. This year, the 2016 PBS Arts Fall Festival kicks off with a special on the making of the Broadway phenomenon, “Hamilton.” “I’m such a huge fan of PBS. For my entire life it’s been our window into a world of the arts that isn’t available anywhere else on TV,” says Lin-Manuel Miranda, the show’s Tony- and Grammy Award-winning creator and star.

Great Performances: Hamilton’s America will air on Nine PBS on October 21 at 8:00 p.m. This “hip-hop-historical” documentary gives viewers a look at the creative process during the three years leading up to the Broadway opening of the record-breaking musical winner of 11 Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize. “Hamilton” is a musical about the life of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton.

This event is free, but registration is required.

Wine98 in the Public Media Commons
Saturday, October 8, 7:00 pm – 10:00pm

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Have the ultimate night out under the stars at Wine98 in the Public Media Commons! Sample and purchase products from various wineries, restaurants, boutiques, and more. Event tickets include access to samples of both wine and food via the Wine98 Sample Pass. Additional food and beverage selections will be available for purchase at the event. A portion of the ticket proceeds will benefit the Nine Network.

Feast TV Taste & See | Go Fish
Friday, September 16 at 7:00 p.m. – Postponed due to inclement weather. Rescheduled for Friday, October 21 at 7:00 p.m.
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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. Paired with outstanding wines, of course.

Samples and information from:

Balducci Vineyards
Chaumette Vineyards & Winery
Drunken Fish
Katie’s Pizza & Pasta Osteria
Missouri Grape & Wine Board
Peacemaker Lobster & Crab Co.
Retreat Gastropub
Six Mile Bridge
Sqwires Restaurant
Wild Sun Winery
2nd Shift Brewing

Live music by: River Kittens

The event kicks off with live music and will feature segments from Feast TV, interviews with local chefs plus live demos.

Admission is $15. Must be 21 to enter, valid photo ID required.

The event is a partnership of the Nine Network and Feast Magazine with presenting sponsor Wells Fargo Advisors LLC.