The Janeite Social Calendar

If you feel that “There is a monsterous deal of stupid quizzing, & common-place nonsense talked, but scarcely any wit”, then we encourage to attend any or all of these events on Jane’s social calendar for “It is such a happiness when good people get together — and they always do.”

From lectures, teas, dances, and Jane’s Birthday there is something to attend yourself in the realm of a Janeite.  Anyway, do not fret should you find yourself required to go alone because “from the whole she deduced this useful lesson, that to go previously engaged to a ball, does not necessarily increase either the dignity or enjoyment of a young lady.”

Memories are to be made and friends are to be had, “But remember that the pain of parting from friends will be felt by everybody at times, whatever be their education or state.

See you there!

Dec
6
Fri
2019
Jane Austen Festival: Pride & Prejudice – Opening Performance @ Browning Theatre, Loretto-Hilton Center
Dec 6 @ 8:00 PM
Jane Austen Festival: Pride & Prejudice - Opening Performance @ Browning Theatre, Loretto-Hilton Center

Opening night performance of Pride and Prejudice at The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. Join us for an opening-night party immediately following the performance.

Tickets start at $28.  Click the green Tickets button to purchase tickets online.

Dec
7
Sat
2019
Jane Austen Festival: From Page to Stage @ Browning Theatre, Loretto-Hilton Center
Dec 7 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Learn about adapting a beloved classic and bringing the words to life on stage in a discussion with Rep Artistic Director Hana S. Sharif and Pride and Prejudice adaptor Christopher Baker.

This event is open to the public.

Jane Austen Festival: Just in a Happy State for a Flounce: Jane Austen’s Economies of Alteration @ Auditorium, Browning Hall
Dec 7 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Jane Austen Festival: Just in a Happy State for a Flounce: Jane Austen’s Economies of Alteration @ Auditorium, Browning Hall

Austen enthusiasts are certainly familiar with her novels, but do they know about the author’s social and cultural life? Dr. Susan Allen Ford leads an exploration of both Austen and her era through Austen’s own interest in self-fashioning.

Jane Austen Festival: Backstage Theatre Tours @ Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts
Dec 7 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Jane Austen Festival: Backstage Theatre Tours @ Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts

Explore the Browning Mainstage, Emerson Studio, scenic construction shop, paint space, costume and props shops, dressing rooms, greenrooms and more to discover how the magic of professional theatre is created.

Tours depart from the main lobby.

Jane Austen Festival: Saint Louis Art Museum Tours @ Saint Louis Art Museum
Dec 7 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Jane Austen Festival: Saint Louis Art Museum Tours @ Saint Louis Art Museum

Visit the famed Saint Louis Art Museum for a special docent-led tour exploring portraits and other Regency-era works.

Visit SLAM.org for more info.

Jane Austen Festival: Tea Treats Baking Class @ Kitchen Classroom, Browning Hall
Dec 7 @ 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Jane Austen Festival: Tea Treats Baking Class @ Kitchen Classroom, Browning Hall

Learn about the social and historical significance of tea in England and bake your own traditional English scones in a class led by one of the London Tea Room’s premier chefs, Ginger Roth.

There are limited seats for this event.

Tickets are $15 and will go on sale for the general public on Friday, November 15, 2019.

Jane Austen Festival: The Fashion Revolution in Jane Austen’s Time @ TBD
Dec 7 @ 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Jane Austen Festival: The Fashion Revolution in Jane Austen’s Time @ TBD

This discussion, led by St. Louis Community College Librarian and JASNA-StL member Cathy Reilly, explores all the details of Regency Era clothing.

Jane Austen Festival: Pride and Prejudice (Matinee performance) @ Browning Theatre, Loretto-Hilton Center
Dec 7 @ 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Jane Austen Festival: Pride and Prejudice (Matinee performance) @ Browning Theatre, Loretto-Hilton Center

Matinee performance of Pride and Prejudice at The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis.

Tickets start at $28. Click the green Tickets button to purchase tickets online.

Jane Austen Festival: Tea Treats Baking Class @ Kitchen Classroom, Browning Hall
Dec 7 @ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Jane Austen Festival: Tea Treats Baking Class @ Kitchen Classroom, Browning Hall

Learn about the social and historical significance of tea in England and bake your own traditional English scones in a class led by one of the London Tea Room’s premier chefs, Ginger Roth.

There are limited seats for this event.

Tickets are $15 each and will go on sale for the general public on Friday, November 15, 2019.

Jane Austen Festival: Regency Ball @ Loretto-Hilton Center Lobby
Dec 7 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Jane Austen Festival: Regency Ball @ Loretto-Hilton Center Lobby

Come and enjoy Regency dance lessons, music, and instructional calling by Childgrove Country Dancers!

There will also be a card room featuring Whist, taught by your very own JASNA Metropolitan Saint Louis Region members.

Dec
8
Sun
2019
Jane Austen Festival: Pride and Prejudice and Performance @ Auditorium, Browning Hall
Dec 8 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Jane Austen Festival: Pride and Prejudice and Performance @ Auditorium, Browning Hall

From Zombies to classics to modern times, Dr. Linda Troost and Dr. Sayre Greenfield explore the many varied ways Austen’s novels have been adapted on film.

Jane Austen Festival: Scholar Series @ Auditorium, Browning Hall
Dec 8 @ 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Jane Austen Festival: Scholar Series @ Auditorium, Browning Hall

Join us for one or all of these short 30-minute talks on All Things Austen!

  • 1:15 PM: Dr. Toby Benis, “Laughing at our Neighbors in Pride and Prejudice
  • 2:00 PM: Dr. Kit Kincade, “The Evolution of George Wickham, from Scoundrel to Predator”
  • 2:45 PM: Dr. Amy Pawl, “Mysteries and Misperceptions in Pride and Prejudice: How We Know What They Know.”
  • 3:30 PM:  Dr. Jennifer Frangos, “Lizzie Bennet’s Legacy: Pride and Prejudice in Popular Culture”
Jane Austen Festival: Pride and Prejudice (matinee performance) @ Browning Theatre, Loretto-Hilton Center
Dec 8 @ 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Matinee performance of Pride and Prejudice at The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis.

Tickets start at $28. Click the green Tickets button to purchase tickets online.

Jane Austen Festival: Afternoon Tea @ Recital Hall, Thompson Music Building
Dec 8 @ 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Jane Austen Festival: Afternoon Tea @ Recital Hall, Thompson Music Building

Enjoy afternoon tea and treats while costume designer Dorothy Marshall Englis explains theatrical costuming and presents her stunning designs from The Rep’s production of Pride and Prejudice.

There are limited seats for this event.

Tickets are $25 each and will go on sale for the general public on Friday, November 15, 2019.

Jane Austen Festival: Pride and Prejudice Performance @ Browning Theatre, Loretto-Hilton Center
Dec 8 @ 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Jane Austen Festival: Pride and Prejudice Performance @ Browning Theatre, Loretto-Hilton Center

Evening performance of Pride and Prejudice at The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis.

Tickets start at $24.  Click the green Tickets button to purchase tickets online.

Mar
8
Sun
2020
History of the Epistolary Novel @ To Be Announced
Mar 8 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Jun
6
Sat
2020
Summer Luncheon and Readings from Jane Austen’s Juvenilia @ To Be Announced
Jun 6 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM


This Program Event is for JASNA Members and their Guests


Sep
27
Sun
2020
Childhood in the Georgian/Regency Period @ To Be Announced
Sep 27 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Oct
9
Fri
2020
JASNA 2020 AGM – Jane Austen’s Juvenilia: Reason, Romanticism, and Revolution @ Cleveland, Ohio
Oct 9 – Oct 11 all-day
JASNA 2020 AGM - Jane Austen's Juvenilia:  Reason, Romanticism, and Revolution @ Cleveland, Ohio

More information is available on the 2020 AGM page and the JASNA 2020 AGM page.

Dec
5
Sat
2020
Birthday Luncheon and Scenes from “Lady Susan” @ To Be Announced
Dec 5 @ 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

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