This Week

Highlights from RFT's "Calendar"

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)

The scent of graduation season is in the air, and it's time for our local scholars to prove themselves in a variety of forms. One such case is Webster University's Spring BFA Dance Concert, featuring student-choreographed works performed tonight and tomorrow at the university. (see Performing Arts)

Don Quixote and Sancho Panza mount up to crusade for the love of the fair Dulcinea as UM-St. Louis presents Man of La Mancha through Saturday in the J.C. Penney Auditorium on the university campus. (see Performing Arts)

The Cardinals play the Milwaukee Brewers at Busch Stadium. (see Sports)

Team MetroBike's monthly bicycle commute, the Bike and Breathe Easy Day, begins at the Turkish Pavilion in Tower Grove Park and stops at several central downtown locations. (see Sports)

The St. Louis Blues play the Detroit Red Wings at Kiel Center. We'd all feel a little bit better about the season if we beat these guys tonight. (see Sports)

Ragged Blade Productions presents the new gay-themed musical drama Ship in a Bottle this weekend and next at St. John's United Methodist Church. (see Performing Arts)

Writer, critic and comedian Reno performs her latest work, Reno Finds Her Mind, tonight and tomorrow in the Founders' Theatre at the Center of Contemporary Arts. Hey, guess what? It's another disillusioned critic of society from New York City! Shocker! (see Performing Arts)

Robynn Ragland, DaisyChain and Drew Johnson perform tonight at the Legal Advocates for Abused Women Music Benefit at Mississippi Nights. (see Concerts)

Dance Conduit, a collection of modern, ballet, Irish folk and tap dance by a variety of regional dance companies, is presented by the Repertory Arts Movement tonight and tomorrow in the auditorium of the St. Louis Art Museum. (see Performing Arts)

The 16th annual St. Louis Printmarket, a sale of fine prints and works on paper presented by 20 print dealers from around the country, is held through April 11 at the Washington University Gallery of Art.

St. Louis Community College-Meramec unveils its Alumni Walk of Fame, with the musical group Sh-Boom playing the role of inaugural inductees. After the ceremony, the band performs at a sock-hop dance in the college gymnasium. (see Special Events)

The St. Louis University School of Medicine and Gateway to a Cure host the Gateway to a Cure Benefit Dinner with Christopher Reeve, benefiting spinal-cord-injury research, in the Grand Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Hotel at St. Louis Union Station. (see Special Events)

"Vibraphone Virtuoso Visits Virtuous Venue" -- Milt Jackson performs tonight at the Sheldon Concert Hall. (see Concerts)

The Gardenville Martial-Arts Day, with demonstrations of a variety of martial arts and information on alternative, non-Western medicinal techniques, is today at the Gardenville Community Center. (see Special Events)

The Washington University Super Top Secret Student Arts Festival, with gallery exhibitions and a film festival, is held tonight in the Mallinckrodt Center on the university campus. (see Special Events)

A week after his busiest workday of the year, the Easter bunny makes a special appearance at the Friends of Grant's Trail's Spring Celebration, at the head of Grant's Trail, a hiking/biking trail off Reavis Barracks Road. (see Special Events)

The U. City Sculpture Series, a collection of temporary installations of public art throughout University City, is presented at an opening reception this afternoon at City Hall. (see Exhibit Openings)

It's the last game of the regular season as the St. Louis Blues take on the high-altitude disaster that is the Colorado Avalanche this afternoon at Kiel Center. (see Sports)

The CarolBeth Trio performs as part of KFUO's From the Garden, Live concert series at the Missouri Botanical Garden. (see Concerts)

Percussion Group Cincinnati performs as part of the UM-St. Louis Horizons Concert Series this afternoon at the Sheldon Concert Hall. (see Concerts)

The Warren Brothers open tonight for country super-songstress Faith Hill at the Fox Theatre. (see Concerts)

Discover some of the history and secrets of some of St. Louis' finest homes and residents as the Magnificent Mansions of Washington Terrace House Tour covers stories of interest and infamy from the Central West End. (see Special Events)

Her songs have been known to cover a lot of emotional territory, but does that make her an emotional terrorist? Find out as Maniac-turned-solo-artist Natalie Merchant performs tonight at the Fox Theatre. (see Concerts)

Amy Kaiser conducts Susan Slaughter and 15 brass and percussion players from the St. Louis Symphony Chorus in Brass Spectacular IV tonight at the Cathedral of St. Louis. (see Concerts)

In Dreams Begin Responsibilities, a one-act play specially commissioned for the 19th annual Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), is performed tonight at Congregation Beth Shalom Knesseth Israel. (see Performing Arts)

Award-winning songbird (and Oscar-fashion disaster) Celine Dion performs tonight at the Kiel Center. (see Concerts)

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 tonight at the Fox Theatre. (see Concerts)

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

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