This Week

Highlight's from the RFT's "Calendar"

Wednesday/14
For all of us who developed our youthful angst and depression listening to Harvest over and over and over again, Neil Young performs in a solo acoustic set at the Fox Theatre. (see Concerts)

It's a big night of music in St. Louis, but Chuck Berry's show at Blueberry Hill may give you the most bang for your buck. (see Concerts)

Thursday/15
The original Rams, the St. Louis Rolling Rams wheelchair-basketball team, play the Maryville University Men's Basketball Team at the Simon Center, on the Maryville campus. (see Sports)

One of the original groups of the folk movement, the Brothers Four, performs at the Sheldon Concert Hall. (see Concerts)

The St. Louis College of Pharmacy presents The Fantasticks, the longest-running musical of all time, through Saturday at the college. (see Performing Arts)

Friday/16
It's the White Rabbit like you've never seen him before as the Washington University Performing Arts Department presents a production of Alice in Wonderland, an entirely new student-created composition, through April 25 at the Edison Theatre. (see Performing Arts)

The Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Department of Theater and Dance presents a production of Shakespeare's Hamlet through April 25 at the Communications Building Theater, on the university campus. (see Performing Arts)

University-performed Shakespeare continues with Puck, Bottom and the gang as St. Louis University Theatre presents A Midsummer Night's Dream through April 24 at Xavier Hall. (see Performing Arts)

The Historyonics Theatre Company presents the historical drama of one of America's greatest female role models in Eleanor: The People's First Lady each Friday-Sunday through May 2 at the Missouri Historical Society Library and Research Center. (see Performing Arts)

Hans Vonk conducts the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra in the world premiere of Claude Baker's The Mystic Trumpeter with guest pianist Lief Ove Andsnes tonight and Sunday at Powell Symphony Hall. (see Concerts)

Better Than Ezra and Jude perform at Mississippi Nights. (see Concerts)
The Parsons Dance Company performs tonight and tomorrow at the Fox Theatre. (see Performing Arts)

Saturday/17
Hoop-It-Up, a giant three-on-threeoutdoor-basketball tournament for playeers age 8 and older, held on 150 courts set up on Market, Chestnut and Walnut streets in downtown St. Louis, takes place, with a variety of contests for the general public, today and tomorrow. (see Sports)

The South County YMCA Indian Guides host a Pow-Wow -- featuring Native American dance, music, food and crafts -- at Lindbergh High School. (see Special Events)

Back up the truck and unload all that crap you've been storing up all winter as the University of Missouri-St. Louis Pre-Optometry Association hosts its annual Tailgate Sale on the college campus. (see Special Events)

Brazilian guitarist Carlos Barbosa-Lima performs as part of the St. Louis Classical Guitar Society's Great Artists Series tonight at the Ethical Society. (see Concerts)

Ecole du Soldat (School of the Soldier), a living-history event displaying French- colonial life in Missouri, is held today and tomorrow at Jefferson Barracks Park. (see Special Events)

The Grand South Grand House and Garden Tour, featuring historic homes and beautiful gardens in the South Grand area, begins at Compton Hill Reservoir Park. (see Special Events)

It's rides and games galore as Washington University's annual Thurtene Carnival, raising money for the Children's Home Society of Missouri, is held today and tomorrow on the college campus. (see Special Events)

Sunday/18
Fourteen Stations, a collection of charcoal drawings by Arie Galles depicting concentration camps in Europe during World War II, is shown with an accompaniment of poetry by Jerome Rothenberg through May 30 at the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center. (see Exhibit Openings)

The Washington University Symphony Orchestra performs for the last time this spring at the St. Louis Symphony Music School in the University City Loop. (see Concerts)

Monday/19
The Fred Tomkins Poetry and Music Ensemble performs as part of the Monday Noon series at UM-St. Louis. (see Performing Arts)

The Lafayette String Quartet of Canada closes out the UM-St. Louis Premiere Performances Series tonight at the Ethical Society. (see Concerts)

City Artfest, a weeklong collection of music, poetry, theater and visual art, is held through April 25 on the campus of St. Louis Community College-Forest Park. (see Special Events)

Tuesday/20
America in Rhythm and Tune: The Ellington Centennial is performed by the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, conducted by jazz legend Wynton Marsalis, at Powell Symphony Hall. (see Concerts)

Frank Marino (who does the best Joan Rivers impersonation in the business) and His Fabulous Female Impersonators perform Diva Las Vegas tonight at the St. Louis Casa Loma Ballroom. (see Performing Arts)

Wednesday/21
Barbara Carroll and Jay Leonhart perform a tribute to Jerome Kern through April 24 at Jazz at the Bistro, in Grand Center. (see Concerts)

 
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