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The Dark Room introduces ‘The Tuesday Night Hit’ to the weekly entertainment schedule

The Dark Room introduces The Tuesday Night Hit hosted by Montez Coleman & Eric Slaughter every Tuesday evening from 7pm-10pm.

Where the players play. If you enjoyed Montez’s jam sessions at Herbie’s, you don’t want to miss this one. The Dark Room doors open at 4pm and don’t close until 11pm. Come enjoy an evening of good vibes, selections from our Late Night food menu, a craft cocktail or artisanal wine, and the latest exhibit on our gallery walls.

Photo exhibit goes behind the scenes at Chuck Berry LouFest tribute

Fans of the late Chuck Berry heard his hits once again at a tribute show Sept. 9 at LouFest. Huey Lewis, Captain Kirk Douglas of the Roots, Britt Daniel and Adam Fishel of Spoon, Cory Henry, Valerie June, Chris Chew, and St. Louis players Pokey LaFarge, Eric Krasno, Mike Aguirre, David Grelle and Charles Berry Jr. honored the music pioneer at the festival’s “Hail! Hail! Chuck Berry!” concert in Forest Park.

St. Louis Paranormal Research Society Presents “The Grandel Theatre Haunted Dinner Tours”

February 13, 2018

$65 General Admission (includes dinner)

At the top of a small hillside in the heart of Grand Center sits the beautiful and mysterious Grandel Theatre. Built in 1884, this stately limestone structure was originally The First Congregational Church.

Throughout its 134-year history, the Grandel has been the site of several reports of unexplained paranormal activity. Now, after months of research and investigation, the St. Louis Paranormal Research Society has gathered evidence supporting these claims are true! On Tuesday, February 13th, STLPRS has exclusive access to this cultural gem and is excited to partner with the Grandel Theatre in offering its FIRST EVER interactive Haunted Dinner Tour!

Guests will choose from several options (menu is listed below), creating their own three-course dinner, prepared in the Grandel’s award winning, in-house venue The Dark Room. Dinner will be followed by a 1.5 hour, behind the scenes tour, led by one of the St. Louis Paranormal Research Society’s paranormal investigators.

Guests will explore areas of the theatre normally “off-limits” to the public using the same high-tech investigation equipment used by our investigators. The STLPRS will also conduct TWO spirit communication sessions in known paranormal “hot spots”!

The Grandel Theatre Haunted Dinner Tour is perfect for everyone-from foodies to well-seasoned ghost hunters!

Haunted Dinner Tour Menu

Each guest gets 1 glass of house red/white or domestic/local beer

Pick 1 from each of the following categories:


Hummus Duo: Chickpeas. Tahini. Garlic. Smoked sweet paprika. Chili oil. Roasted red peppers. (V) (GF) Cannellini beans. Roasted garlic and shallots. Shallot vinaigrette. Smoked sea salt. (V) Pita bread. Carrots. Celery.

Roasted Leek Dip: Roasted leeks. Cream cheese. Smoked gouda. Naan bread. (V) (GF)

Caesar Salad: Crisp romaine. Classic Caesar dressing. Garlic croutons. Shaved stravecchio parmesan.

Italian Wedding Soup: Rich chicken stock. Mini beef meatballs. Fresh spinach. Orzo pasta. Shaved parmesan. Flat-leaf parsley.



Chimichurri Beef Bowl: Confit of beef. Basmati rice with herbs and sweet peppers. Roasted broccoli. Chimichurri. (GF)

Chicken Florentine Meatball: Chicken meatball. Bocconcini mozzarella. Zucchini noodles. Spicy tomato sauce. Shaved parmesan.

Baked Gnocchi Pomodoro: Roasted Garlic gnocchi. Pomodoro sauce. Fresh mozzarella.

Roasted Salmon:Lemon roasted salmon filet. Roasted tomato and dill couscous. Lemon oil.



Flourless Chocolate Cake: Peanut butter nougat. Peanut brittle. Salted caramel sauce.

Blueberry Pie: Lemon crumble. Tahitian vanilla bean ice cream.

Tasha Nicolé Burton On display January 19 – February 26, 2018

Transitions: Food of the Youths, Ripple Wave Shadow, and Ashes

The Dark Room photography gallery opens the 2018 Exhibition Season with Transitions: Food of the Youths, Ripple Wave Shadow, and Ashes, a three-series exhibition featuring new works by Tasha Nicolé Burton.

Transitions – Tasha is currently in a transition and so is her work. As she progresses from one chapter to the next in her professional life, the three bodies of work evolves in a way that displays detachment and junction simultaneously.

Food of the Youths – This photostory is a brief look at a larger series on the snacks provided to the school children near the artist’s residence. Daily, what’s left behind in the school’s field changes and becomes integrated into a new environment.

Ashes – Activated charcoal with its heaviness and its complete darkness gets manipulated by strokes of a tiny spoon on wood and marble canvases creating starkness, separation and balance.

Ripple Wave Shadow – It is impossible to recreate the same pattern as speed, motion, thickness and tools develop the differences from one batch to the next. This group is a study in sacred geometry and its complexities.

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New music programming at The Dark Room!

Starting this month (June 2017), we welcome three new music programs to our stage!

  • June 15th, join us for the launch of The Thursday Night Revue at The Dark Room
    • Debuting St. Louis’ newest jazz ensembles, The Thursday Night Revue at The Dark Room hosts a rotating group on stage every Thursday night from 9:30pm-12:30am. All shows are free. Please see our events tab for detailed calendar.
  • June 16th, the first Ptah Williams Acoustic Trio session
    • Join the legendary Ptah Williams, Gary Sykes & Darrel Mixon every Friday, 6-8pm for an early evening set of acoustic jazz. Reservations Recommended
  • June 24th, is the inaugural Dine & Discover
    • Dine & discover every Saturday at The Dark Room at The Grandel! Enjoy chef inspired specials and discover some of STL’s up & coming jazz phenoms from 6-8pm with rotating solo performances from Royce Martin & Tonina Saputo. See live music page for weekly listing. Reservations Recommended