Psycho Bikers

Streetfighterz survive another video shoot

SAT 4/17

You're driving along I-270 when a motorcyclist passes you at about 100 mph, weaving in and out of traffic. Surprised, you mutter to yourself, "Psycho," and bring your attention back to the hustle-bustle of the commute. A few seconds go by and another loon passes you, doing the unthinkable -- he's on the shoulder and only riding on one wheel!

You've just witnessed the Streetfighterz, a group of south-county thrill-seekers who blast their crotch rockets along St. Louis streets and highways, performing all kinds of deranged motorcycle stunts without protective leather suits. Call 'em hoosier, call 'em certified; hell, call 'em stupid, but at least they're not bored in traffic like you. They might even be making a little money in the process, because tonight at the Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard, 314-726-6161) they'll premiere the fourth installment (yes, the fourth installment; can you believe they're still alive?) of their C and I video series (that's "careless and imprudent" for all you law-abiding motorists). In addition to the video screening, there will be musical performances from local rock acts including 13 Days, Grip, Sofachrome and Project Sted-Fast. $10 gets all ages inside ($12 day of show), and doors open at 7 p.m. For more info, check out www.streetfighterz.com. -- Guy Gray

It's About That Time
4:20 arrives in clouds of something

TUES 4/20

Oh, man. It's, like, such a stereotype to assume that, like, just because we've got beard-beads and Marley tats we're stoners. Dude, yeah, we're renting Up in Smoke and The Harder They Come, and do you have any more of these huge candy bars behind the counter, because we've totally cashed your stash out here? No, wait, dude, uh, what? Yeah, that's right, we were talking about the harshness of stereotypes and how they demean the human spirit. That's totally not cool. WWJD: What Would Jerry Do? Yeah, think about it. Like, what time is it? Quarter after four? Aw, we totally have to bail! Dude, you too: Like, totally rewind and be kind. "Kind," get it? That's an awesome mantra, dude. Right, we're out. Legalize it! -- Paul Friswold

Fun-raiser
Wall Ball supports kids and arts

SAT 4/17

Has it been a while since you've done something selfless and enjoyable? Look ye here: The South City Open Studio and Gallery for Children presents its first annual Wall Ball from 7 p.m. to midnight at the A.D. Brown Building (1136 Washington Avenue). In addition to the warm, tingly sensation you'll receive by supporting the Stone Soup Scholarship Fund and SCOSAG's noble mission of arts education for urban children, your admission dollars ($25 in advance, $30 at the door or $75 for those gallant enough to become SCOSAG patrons) entitle you to three drink tickets and vittles from Kitchen K, Sen and Infierno. Is that not enough? Read on, you grabby cur. While you're stuffing your face, live music and art will also be plentiful as more than 25 local artists create breathtaking works before your very eyes. Tickets are available from a number of locations in the city. Call SCOSAG at 314-865-0060 for more information about this event and the stellar lineup of programs for children. -- John Goddard

The Long Winters (Don't Nap)

TUES 4/20

If you've ever wondered what a sonic orgy including Neutral Milk Hotel, Built to Spill, Adam Duritz, the Who and Ben Folds would look and sound like, then get yourself to Off Broadway (3509 Lemp Avenue, 314-773-3363) at 9:30 p.m. for the Long Winters. Derivative of no one, the Seattle band will be opening for the Pernice Brothers, an equally satisfying, versatile and hard-to-classify New England outfit formerly known as the Scud Mountain Boys. Tickets are $8 to $10. -- Mike Seely

 
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