This Week

Highlight's from RFT's "Calendar"
The St. Louis Black Repertory Company production of OyamO's I Am a Man opens tonight and runs through March 6 at the Grandel Theatre. (see Performing Arts)

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis presents The Last Night of Ballyhoo, opening tonight at the Loretto-Hilton Center and running through March 12. (see Performing Arts)

Jonny Lang, the fresh young face of blues, performs at the American Theatre. (see Concerts)

Love's Fire, a collection of seven plays based on Shakespearean sonnets, is performed tonight and tomorrow by the Contemporary Theater School at the Center of Contemporary Art. (see Performing Arts)

Dave Ellis performs in a concert benefiting the Juneteenth Heritage & Jazz Festival at the Omni Majestic Hotel. (see Concerts)

The St. Louis Blues prove they aren't afraid to go into the water as they host the San Jose Sharks at Kiel Center. (see Sports)

Music legend Art Garfunkel performs in a benefit concert tonight at the Sheldon Concert Hall. (see Concerts)

Maestro Hans Vonk conducts the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, with pianist Garrick Ohlsson, in an orchestral concert featuring works by Messiaen at Powell Symphony Hall. (see Concerts)

It's not too often you can enjoy a glass of wine and some cool jazz in the St. Louis Art Museum's Sculpture Hall, so head over to the Young Friends Rendezvous, a great way to become involved with the Young Friends of the St. Louis Art Museum. (see Special Events)

While we're on the subject of getting involved in the art community, it's time for martini madness again with the Frankly Martini "It's Martini Madness, Baby" party, benefiting the Forum for Contemporary Art and featuring music by the lounge band Sinatra Her Way, at Velvet. (see Special Events)

For those of you looking to start using alternate means of transportation, MetroBike hosts a Polar Bear Bike and Breathe Easy bicycle commute to work, beginning at 7 a.m. near the Turkish Pavilion in Tower Grove Park and stopping at a variety of spots on the way into downtown. (see Sports)

The Black Crowes perform tonight at the American Theatre. (see Concerts)
The St. Louis Blues play the Edmonton Oilers tonight at Kiel Center. (see Sports)

The Foster Care Coalition's fifth annual Bowl-a-Thon, an opportunity to get out, have some fun and raise some dough for a good cause, is held this afternoon at Strike & Spare Lanes. (see Sports)

The St. Louis Ambush men's indoor-soccer team plays the Wichita Wings this afternoon at Kiel Center. (see Sports)

Sensations, a photographic exhibition by the six-woman collective known as Six Shooters, opens at the Renaissance Photography Gallery. (see Exhibit Openings)

Discover the truth -- in vino veritas -- at the 13th annual Missouri WineFest, held at the indoor mall of West Port Plaza. (see Special Events)

A Valentine Romance, a heart-melting concert featuring a collection of Henry Mancini favorites, is performed by Bob Coleman's Pops Orchestra at Powell Symphony Hall. (see Concerts)

Die Singphoniker, a group of internationally acclaimed German Harmonists, perform as part of the Horizons concert series at the Sheldon Concert Hall. (see Concerts)

The St. Louis University Billikens men's basketball team plays Cincinnati tonight at Kiel Center. (see Sports)

It'll be like our own little Le Mans as the Sports Car Club of America hosts After the Fact, an afternoon gimmick road rally beginning at the Four Seasons Shopping Center. (see Sports)

The Beauty Within: Writing About St. Louis, a gathering of writers reading from their works about St. Louis, features readings by Gerald Early from his collection Ain't but a Place at the Missouri History Library and Research Center. (see Literary Events)

The St. Louis Blues play the Vancouver Canucks this afternoon at Kiel Center. (see Sports)

The World Affairs Council of St. Louis hosts the Eighth Annual Chinese New Year Gala, honoring Eric Hahn, recipient of the 1999 International Outreach Award, at the Mandarin House Restaurant. (see Special Events)

The 20th annual Soulard Mardi Gras comes to a close with the Light Up the Night Fat Tuesday Parade, beginning at 12th and Victor and running through the neighborhood to the Soulard Farmers Market. (see Special Events)

Cartoonist Ben Katchor presents the slide lecture "Graven Images in the Popular Yiddish Press and Other Illicit Objects of Worship" in Steinberg Hall Auditorium, on the Washington University campus.

Two hundred fifty students from eight area high schools perform works by St. Louis' own Robert Ray at the Interdistrict Choral Festival tonight at Powell Symphony Hall. (see Concerts)

St. Louis Stars: The Next Generation, the annual Multiple Sclerosis Society sports-celebrity dinner, is held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Union Station. (see Special Events)

St. Louis Community College-Meramec presents a production of Craig Lucas' Prelude to a Kiss through the weekend at the college. (see Performing Arts)

The Webster University Conservatory of Theatre Arts presents The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov through Feb. 28 at the Loretto-Hilton Studio Theatre. (see Performing Arts)

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