Snow Day revised

March 4, 2008 at 2:53 pm | Posted in Matthew Hurst, Webster University, Winter | 1 Comment
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Looks like Webster University has given me another chance to use a day as I see fit.  As usual schools have been canceled all over the Saint Louis area, and everyone with a blog has expressed their short fatige for snow.  This is the kind of day where Steve Patterson would write about the inequality of clearing snow off the streets for car owners and NOT clearing snow off the sidewalks for pedestrians – we’re hoping that day is sooner rather than later (get well soon).  Especially for anyone living within walking distance of Art Hill, which if my drive on flat raods was a preview, I would predict some of the best sledding ever.

So in spite of spinning out on the drive off campus, we were surprised to learn that Boeing employees on the second and third shifts had got a snow day too.  I thought I’d keep tabs on a couple other closings off campus, which I’ll update throughout the day.

  • Drinking Liberally, which we wrote about only last night, has been canceled this week.  Vanessa Carrol wanted to add that “We hope to see you all at our next regularly-scheduled meeting on the 13th,” in an e-mail sent out to alert the cancellation.
  • Strange Brew, the Webster Film Series’ monthly screening of cult films, is so far uneffected by the snow delay.  It’s still scheduled to take place at 8pm this Wednesday, March 5th at the Schlafly Bottleworks in Maplewood [63143].  And that’s good news since this month they’re showing “Robocop” (it’ll cost you $4), of which 52nd City gave an in-depth preview. Just thought I’d share some good news today.
  • A to Z blog has at least 3 concert cancelations (including one at The Bluebird that was listed on our public calendar), and some comments reveal further music shows canceled such as the Schwag who were to play at the now closed Off Broadway.  You can officially disregard the KDHX concert calendar for today.
  • Bill Streeter’s class is has been canceled for tonight.
  • Night classes pretty much everywhere have been canceled due to inclement weather.

Lay overs

February 22, 2008 at 9:22 pm | Posted in Coffee links, Matthew Hurst, Media, Video, Winter | 4 Comments
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On top of a monstrous list of canceled classes and events this last week, you can add this week’s episode of Diggnation.  The show, which was taped in front of a live audience last Wednesday, had originally been scheduled to be broadcast at 7pm this Friday February 22nd.  But since the ice storm left so many flight grounded, that show has been delayed in its premier.  Instead they’re offering this teaser episode filmed in Lambert Int’l Airport, or what better might be Diggnation STL proper if you prefer.  And for extra credit you can read their own harrowing account of braving the Free-Wi-Fi-less Winters of St. Louis stuck in their weather related lay over.

In other winter weather related news:

Snow Day Spin-Off

February 21, 2008 at 4:10 pm | Posted in Concert, Matthew Hurst, mixtape, Winter | 1 Comment
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According to AtoZ blog’s highly reliable Annie Zaleski (who is sick with the Flu), the DJ Spin-Off at the Atomic Cowboy is still going on tonight in spite of the inclement weather.  So if you want to slide, try to keep it on the dance floor starting at 8pm tonight and until midnight. 

Some of St. Louis’ best DJs will be spinning their best sets as they compete for the honor to win a free trip to Miami for the Ultra Music Festival.  Annie has taken the courtesy to provide detailed interviews (and even some mp3 mixtape action!) for each of the finalist contestants in the Spin-Off for tonight:

Keep up with events before we get time around to write about them: subscribe to the Highway 61 (revised) calendar.  It also has one of those SMS text alert thingies, if that’s what you’re into.

“Canceled due to Inclement Weather”

February 21, 2008 at 3:24 pm | Posted in Environment, Matthew Hurst, Rants, Webster Film Series, Winter | 5 Comments
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Five words you’ve probably heard more than once today, Or the post that might otherwise be titled “SNOW DAY!”  Of course one of the hurdles in becoming a grown-up person is getting past the fact that something so beautiful can also be so deadly (just ask Lauren Reid).  When you’re a little kid cancellations seem more like setting time aside for fun, instead of the logical protection of human lives that it actually represents.  Still, if you can figure out how to get to Art Hill alive, we can’t recommend it enough.

That is provided you have a great deal of newfound time on your hands, like students from these groups:

  • Dewey Decimal Drinks is being canceled tonight “due to the scary icy weather!”.  Curious Feet kindly requests you to “Please stay home, folks!” and promises to post more information about any replacement dates on that blog.
  • Webster University already closed their doors at 12pm, effective for their the main campus, the Old Post Office, WingHaven, WestPort, Scott AFB, IL and the Community Music School of Webster University.  And they have a cool SMS alerts system :P .
  • Also closed as a result is the Webster Film Series, who were scheduled to screen “The Magic Flute” and say they will try to reschedule the screening at a later date.  They would like you to consider coming to another screening of two different films on Friday and Saturday respectively.
  • Night classes have been canceled for both Sanford Brown College schools and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville campus.
  • Chippewa Chapel @ Off Broadway has been cancled tonight.  Steve Pohlman thinks that “The weather outside is frightful…so stay home tonite!”, but also extends this invitation: “Off Broadway loves you…see you Friday for Jon Hardy.”
  • University of Missouri St. Louis campus classes have been canceled for Thursday.
  • Classes at Meramac Community College, St. Louis Community College, East Central College, have been canceled.
  • Maryville University has been closed all day.  They also have one of those fancy Text Message alert systems.  Missouri Baptist University, which is practically next door, has also decided to cancel.
  • For everyone who’s inner “mom” makes you run to the store when it snows to stock up on milk and bread, Local Harvest Grocery is making the most of it’s day old bread with a one-day sale on Friday February 22nd.  According to their website:

    Happy Snow Day, Everyone! To celebrate the day, we are inviting all of you in the neighborhood to come by and take advantage of some fresh baked treats and some great deals.

    They’ll stay open from 8am to 7pm with deals on coffee, pizza, and some fresh loaves of bread.

  • Fontbonne University has a cool website, which prominently displays their closing with a neat illustration.  But nearby…
  • Washington University bucks the trend and REMAINS OPEN on Thursday February 21st.  If anyone shows up for their classes is an entirely another question.  They must have a lot of data to go over still.

We’ll try our best to keep you updated on any relevant closings we hear about, or else please check MyFoxSTL for a more comprehensive list of schools and organizations “canceled due to inclement weather”.

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