This Week

Highlight's from RFT's "Calendar"

Kiel Center hip-hops with Jay-Z, DMX, Method Man and Redman, delivering the Hard Knock Life Tour. (see Concerts)

Steve Earle and the Del McCoury Band come to Mississippi Nights with a touch of Bill Monroe and some cool hairdos. (see Concerts)

Clinging to the fact that 25 years ago Dave Nelson was somehow peripherally associated with the Grateful Dead, the Dave Nelson Band plays at Cicero's. (see Concerts)

From that hotbed of ice hockey, the Florida Gulf Coast, comes the Tampa Bay Lightning for a match with the St. Louis Blues at Kiel Center. (see Sports)

Which 'N Sync boy is the cutest? Find out for real at Kiel. Tatyana Ali and Divine open. (see Concerts)

Which member of String Cheese Incident is the cutest? Which one can really tune his own guitar? Find out at the American Theatre, with Chris Whitley opening. (see Concerts)

Do Christian-rock bands go especially berserk on Good Friday? Find out at Galaxy when MxPx resurrects itself for another show. (see Concerts)

John Hartford was the best part of the old Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour and is the best thing to hit St. Charles since Lewis and Clark. He strums a pretty mean banjo at the Goldenrod Showboat. (see Concerts)

Brett Hull returns with the Dallas Mavericks and makes the St. Louis Blues and fans all conflicted. (see Sports)

Professional soccer action continues at Kiel, with the Buffalo Blizzard storming the St. Louis Ambush. (see Sports)

Burly guys and gals without a lick of sense shed blood and crunch bones out of some form of perverse pleasure when the Missouri Rugby Football Union holds the 51st Annual Ruggerfest on the fields behind the Jewel Box in Forest Park today and tomorrow. (On Monday, join in the traditional tooth pickup.) (see Sports)

A nice way to celebrate Easter is the Ethical Society's Festival of Music, Poetry and Readings, with Barbara Radke offering two organ pieces, the Ethical Chorus singing ethically correct songs for spring and Judy Toth providing words akin to the season. (see Special Events)

With The Heidi Chronicles and The Sisters Rosensweig receiving both critical and popular acclaim on and off Broadway, and with both a Tony and a Pulitzer to her credit, about Wendy Wasserstein it could easily be said, "What a life!" She talks about that life at the Loretto-Hilton Center. (see Lectures)

David Jackson and Percy Wells, alums of the Warrior Poets, a group that filled evenings at the much-missed Wabash Cafe with scintillating words and actions, light up the River Styx at Duff's Poetry Series. (see Literary Events)

A recent finalist for the National Book Award for her poetry collection Primate Behavior, Sarah Lindsay reads at Washington University's West Campus Conference Center as part of the International Writing Center Reading Series. (see Literary Events)

Black Anger and the Midwest Avengers work out some issues at the Side Door. (see Concerts)

Overkill tools into Pop's in Sauget on speed metal. (see Concerts)

Elliott Smith did the soundtrack to Good Will Hunting but is no relation to the local art dealer. Junior High opens for him at Karma. (see Concerts)

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