This Week

Highlights from the RFT's "Calendar"

Wednesday/17
St. Louis Stars: The Next Generation, the annual Multiple Sclerosis Society sports-celebrity dinner, is held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Union Station. (see Special Events)

St. Louis Community College-Meramec presents a production of Craig Lucas' Prelude to a Kiss through the weekend at the college. (see Performing Arts)

The Webster University Conservatory of Theatre Arts presents The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov through Feb. 28 at the Loretto-Hilton Studio Theatre. (see Performing Arts)

Thursday/18
The RFT, Charter Communications and Showtime celebrate Black History Month with a screening of the film Free of Eden at the Tivoli Theatre. Free tickets may be picked up at Blueberry Hill. (see Special Events)

Wedding season is right around the corner, and the Missouri Botanical Garden makes a lovely backdrop for the St. Louis Bride Magazine Bridal Fair, with a wedding-fashion show and free samples of hors d'oeuvres, champagne and desserts to check out for your upcoming nuptials. (see Special Events)

Zamora the Torture King's Touring Stunt Show returns to the Firehouse, featuring regulars Mighty Jack and Flexx the Rubber Boy. (see Performing Arts)

The St. Louis Blues play the Florida Panthers at Kiel Center. (see Sports)

Friday/19
Historyonics, the theater-in-residence at the Missouri Historical Society, presents the story of Willie Mae Ford Smith in Glory Sounds Through Me: The Women of Gospel through March 7 at the Missouri Historical Society Library and Research Center. (see Performing Arts)

"That is some pig!" As we all know, Babe and Pumbaa are just shallow echoes of the original terrific pig, Wilbur. TheatreWorks/USA performs Charlotte's Web as part of the Frank Fowle Family Theatre Series at the Center of Contemporary Arts. (see Performing Arts)

Polish revolutionary Lech Walesa speaks on Europe in the 21st Century in the J.C. Penney Auditorium on the University of Missouri-St. Louis campus. (see Lectures)

Avant-garde musician Philip Glass performs at the Edison Theatre. And, yes, that's the same guy who choreographed the Christmas pageant on South Park. (see Concerts)

K's Theatrical Korps presents a Neil Simon classic -- The Odd Couple -- through Feb. 28 in the Kuppenger Auditorium on the campus of St. John the Baptist High School. (see Performing Arts)

The 12th annual Working Women's Survival Show, with career, health and home workshops, is held through the weekend at America's Center. (see Special Events)

The World Wrestling Federation's Wrestlemania Road Rage, featuring a Texas rattlesnake tag match, an intercontinental title match and a six-man tag match with some of the biggest names in wrestling today, makes a stop at Kiel Center. (see Sports)

Saturday/20
The St. Louis Family Theatre Series continues with the Kennedy Center Imagination Celebration on Tour's production of The Nightingale at the Florissant Civic Center Theatre. (see Performing Arts)

Country star Chris LeDoux performs at InCahoots, one of the last refuges for country music in the greater St. Louis area. (see Concerts)

The St. Louis University Billikens men's basketball team plays the young men of DePaul in a home game at Kiel Center. (see Sports)

Jabulani, a Black History Month celebration with music, acrobatic and dance performances, an African market and more, is held at City Museum. (see Special Events)

The St. Louis Gay and Lesbian Community Business Expo is held all day at Aggie's on South Broadway. (see Special Events)

Sunday/21
It's a cultural conundrum tonight -- where to go and whom to see? International opera superstar Luciano Pavarotti performs at Kiel Center; American musical-theater hero Michael Feinstein performs at Powell Symphony Hall. (see Concerts)

Monday/22
The St. Louis Blues play the Los Angeles Kings tonight at Kiel Center. (see Sports)

The OutKast open for songstress Lauryn Hill at the Fox Theatre. (see Concerts)

Playwrights Express presents a staged reading of local playwright Wayne Crome's Moondancing at Cafe Danielle. (see Performing Arts)

Tuesday/23
Missouri Trail Productions hosts a Casting Call and Party for all aspiring cowboy actors who would like a shot at the Western feature film Defiance, tonight at In-Cahoots. (see Artistic Opportunities)

The St. Louis Philharmonic Players at the Sheldon perform tonight at the Sheldon Concert Hall. (see Concerts)

Wednesday/24
Sphere, a tribute to Thelonious "Sphere" Monk, with Kenny Barron, Buster Williams, Ben Riley and Gary Bartz, plays at Jazz at the Bistro in Grand Center through Feb. 27. (see Concerts)

Jimmy Thackery and James McMurtry perform at Blueberry Hill. (see Concerts)
If there's one thing you should know from living in St. Louis, it's that we can't let any team from Chicago beat us at anything! (That's why we don't have a basketball team anymore.) And tonight, the St. Louis Blues plan to hand it to the Chicago Blackhawks in a game at Kiel Center. (see Sports)

Midnight Productions present a revival of their production of The Ballad of Jesse James at the Great Grizzly Bear. (see Performing Arts)

Play to Win, the story of Jackie Robinson, is performed through Feb. 27 at the Mildred E. Bastian Center for the Performing Arts on the St. Louis Community College-Forest Park campus. (see Performing Arts)

 
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