Friday, March 18, 2011

The Ten Best Things To Do This Weekend in St. Louis: March 18 to 20

Posted By on Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 12:15 PM

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Still hungover from yesterday? You're probably not the only one. You must rally, however, as there's a ton going on this weekend, from the Southern Graphics Council International Conference to all of the music events we talk about on the RFT's main music page. Ten other good bets are below. Enjoy!

Friday: Rats & People Motion Picture Orchestra @ 3011 Cherokee The R&OMPO will be premiering scores to three Buster Keaton mini-shorts. 21-plus only. All details, including price, at Facebook event

California Guitar Trio @ Old Rock House Says the venue, "With a whirlwind of instrumental styles fusing classical, rock, blues, jazz, world music, progressive, as well as the quintessential California musical genre surf music, the California Guitar Trio's stunning virtuosity and sly sense of humor have earned them an enthusiastic following and wide notoriety, with significant crossover in the progressive, acoustic and classical music scenes." 8:30 p.m. $23 reserved, $15 general admission. 21-plus only.

Prune @ Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum The indie-pop troupe kicks off the weekend with a performance that's part of the 2011 Kemper Presents Concert Series. 6 p.m. Free.

Civil Twilight @ Off Broadway Up-and-coming, U2-influenced rockers. With Aunt Martha. 9 p.m. 21-plus: $10. Under 21: $13.

Deal's Gone Bad @ Firebird The Chicago group, known for its reggae/ska/rock hybrid, will kick the weekend off right. With The Goodtime Engineers. 8:30 p.m. $10. Saturday Hugh Cornwell @ Off Broadway The Stranglers front man -- with Blondie's Clem Burke in tow! -- will be playing the band's Rattus Norvegicus (a.k.a. Stranglers IV, a.k.a. debut album). With Glass Teeth. 9 p.m. 21-plus: $12 in advance, $15 day of show. Under 21: $15 in advance, $18 day of show.

Building Rome @ The Firebird The emo rockers return to the live stage. With The New Translation, The 45, 21 Days. 8 p.m. $10.

God Fodder @ Apop Records Last show for the hardcore stalwarts. Related: Five more of the city's hardcore denizens. With Doom Town, Sweet Tooth, more. 8:30 p.m.

New World Spirits @ Old Rock House The St. Louis '90s faves do a rare live show. 8:30 p.m. $12. 21-plus only.

Chuck Berry @ The Pageant An all-ages show for the rock & roll legend. With Jake Austin & The City Limits. 8 p.m. $35.

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