A day at the pub with James Joyce and his Leopold Bloom
The Tavern of Fine Arts is part gallery, part venue, part nook, part cranny. And on June 16, it is going to be all James Joyce.
The Tavern, which opened in August of last year, will be hosting a reading of James Joyce's famed novel "Ulyssess" in conjunction with events across the world for Bloomsday; June 16 is the day that Joyce's fictional protagonist wanders the streets of Dublin.
The event is celebrated across the world, most notably in Dublin, Joyce's hometown. While other towns play host to parades and large-scale dramatizations, the Tavern will offer attendees the opportunity to read aloud from the novel. The menu will keep the Irish flavor on the tip of tongues; think mutton kidneys, with a chaser of Irish whisky.
Also this week, the Tivoli hosts shorts from the best of the 48 Hour Film Fest, Insight Theatre debuts a new play and the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis hosts two sets of tournaments.
Where: Tavern of Fine Arts, 313 Belt Ave., St. Louis
When: 11 a.m. Saturday, June 16
How much: Free
48 Hour Film Project Best of Screening
Where: Tivoli Theatre, 6350 Delmar Ave., University City
When: 7 p.m. Thursday, June 14
How much: $9
And the World Goes Round
Where: Heagney Theater at Nerinx Hall, 530 E. Lockwood Ave., Webster Groves
When: 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, June 14-16; 2 p.m. Sunday, June 17
How much: $25 - $30
Summer Slam chess tournament
Where: Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis, Euclid Ave. and Maryland Plaza, St. Louis
When: 6 p.m. Friday (adult), 10 a.m. Saturday (scholastic)
How much: $10 adult, $5 scholastic