Spotlight compatible: My light blew out the other day. When I went to replace the bulb, I discovered it wasn't a normal 60-watt, but a mysterious Ryne Watts! Further investigation revealed that a Ryne Watts is folksy, earnest and very bright (halogen- and LED-capable). I guess my light went out because it had other places to be, like the Ryne Watts CD-release show at 7 p.m. Friday, April 21, at the Clubhouse (next to 714 Kellykris Court, St. Charles) with the Aquatic Record, Matt Dill and the Floating City's Gareth Schumacher. $2.
Choosy moms choose jazz: There is a new school of so-called "chunky" jazz, rife with protein blasts and crunchy funk. But as any first-grader could tell you, "smooth" jazz is where it's at: spreadable, silky and classic. Smooth jazz vet Chad Evans' CD-release party is Saturday, April 22, at the Missouri Historical Society (5700 Lindell Boulevard; 314-458-3547). Hosted by Kid Williams of Night Flight, the concert also features poetry from Fo Feet and the talented vocalist Andrea accompanying Evans. Sate your sweet tooth for $15. Kristyn Pomranz
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