This Week

Highlights from RFT's "Calendar"
Wednesday/24
The Home Builder's Association's annual Builders Home and Garden Show, with more than 500 exhibitors of products and services, is held through Feb. 28 at the Trans World Dome. (see Special Events)

Jimmy Thackery and James McMurtry perform tonight 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 presents a revival of the company's production of The Ballad of Jesse James tonight and tomorrow at the Great Grizzly Bear. (see Performing Arts)

Thursday/25
Pioneer in the fight of the little man against corporate America, consumer advocate Ralph Nader speaks as part of the St. Louis Speakers Series at Powell Symphony Hall. (see Lectures)

The St. Louis Banjo Club presents a Pizza and Sing-Along Night at the White House on Gravois. Pack the kids into the station wagon, and it'll be just like the old days at Shakey's Pizza! (see Concerts)

The Yellowjackets perform their particular style of modern jazz at the Sheldon Concert Hall. (see Concerts)

Lindenwood University Theatre presents the pseudo-Shakespeare story Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead through the weekend in the Jelkyl Theatre on the university campus in St. Charles. (see Performing Arts)

Friday/26
The dance troupe Rhythm in Shoes performs tonight and tomorrow as part of the Ovations! series at the Edison Theatre. Buy one child's ticket for $12, and get one free! (see Performing Arts)

The 3rd Epicycle Improvisational Ensemble presents a composed and improvised concert of text, electronics and live music at Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center. (see Performing Arts)

This is real "heavy metal" -- or perhaps it's just "weighty brass": The Canadian Brass performs at Powell Symphony Hall. (see Concerts)

As one of a series of concerts benefiting the Juneteeth Heritage and Jazz Festival, Shemekia Copeland performs tonight at Off Broadway. (see Concerts)

The St. Charles Theatre Co. presents Lend Me a Tenor this weekend and next at the St. Peters Cultural Arts Center. (see Performing Arts)

The Gateway City Bluegrass Music Festival and Vintage Instrument Trade Show, with expert instrumental craftsmen and their music, is held through the weekend at the Henry VIII Hotel. (see Special Events)

The Missouri Valley Conference Basketball Tournament, with the winner earning an automatic spot in the NCAA Tournament, is held over the next four days at Kiel Center. (see Sports)

St. Louis University's Open Door Clinic hosts a Silent Auction Fundraiser, with food, drinks and music by C. Felton and Fast4Word Jazz, at SLU's Health Sciences Center. (see Special Events)

A Minority Scholarship Auction, hosted by Webster University's African- American Alumni Chapter, is held at the Anheuser-Busch Conference and Sports Center. (see Special Events)

Saturday/27
The simple harmonies and beautiful sounds of South Africa's Ladysmith Black Mambazo come to the Sheldon Concert Hall. (see Concerts)

You wanna be the next Bud Man? You wanna throw peanuts to the adoring throngs? Sportservice hosts a Busch Stadium Job Fair today at the Sportservice Training Center. (see Special Events)

And if Busch Stadium isn't your thing, maybe working outside all summer is. The St. Louis Zoo hosts a Job Fair in the Living World in Forest Park. (see Special Events)

Sunday/28
Continental Societies hosts the African American History Observance at the Black World History Wax Museum. (see Special Events)

Monday/1
With the circus season right around the corner, Circus Flora hosts a gathering to benefit the tumbling St. Louis Arches at Duff's Restaurant in the Central West End. (see Special Events)

Jazz artist Gary Foster, along with the Webster University jazz faculty, presents a tribute to Lennie Tristano, Wayne Marsh and Lee Konitz in the Moore Auditorium on the university campus. (see Concerts)

Webster University presents Tibetan Buddhist lamas from the Drepung Loseling Monastery performing The Mystical Arts of Tibet: Sacred Music Sacred Dance for World Healing on the Mainstage of the Loretto-Hilton Center. (see Performing Arts)

Tuesday/2
Robert Kapilow conducts a Kinder Konzert, Two by Seuss, with Green Eggs and Ham and Gertrude McFuzz set to music, in two shows daily through Thursday.(see Concerts)

Michael Matthews' gospel drama Love the One You With runs for seven shows over six days at the Fox Theatre. (see Performing Arts)

Wednesday/3
The HotHouse Theatre Company presents previews of their production Bonjour, La, Bonjour tonight and tomorrow, with the rest of the run continuing through next weekend, at the ArtLoft. Thursday-night performances are "Actors' Nights": Industry professionals may bring a photo or resume for a half-price ticket. (see Performing Arts)

The St. Louis Black Repertory Company presents a production of Slave Narrative at the St. Louis CommunityCollege-Meramec Theatre. (see Performing Arts)

Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking, speaks at the annual meeting of the Missouri Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, held at Grace United Methodist Church. (see Lectures)

 
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