Friday, January 16, 2009

Go! St. Louis Weekend Calendar, January 16-18, 2009

Posted By on Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 2:37 PM

Not totally satisfied with your weekend itinerary? Never fear, Go! is here! This regular feature delivers the Top 10 can't-miss activities to complete your fun-seeking agenda. Looking for live music? Here's your St. Louis weekend concert calendar.


Dancing with the Stars: The Tour steps into the Scottrade Center at 7:30 p.m. tonight. Let Nicole Beckert lead you through the details.

St. Louis-based artist Tony Renner shows off his latest collection of abstract visual art with Works on Paper (Chance) at Subterranean Books (6275 Delmar Boulevard, University City.) RFT Calendar Editor Paul Friswold has more about Renner's work and details about the opening reception, held from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight.

The Foundry Art Centre in St. Charles opens Shrine/Installation, an exhibition of artists who were given the challenge "to create unique environments within the gallery space." The results are eye-popping works of mixed-media art. The opening reception is tonight and is free at the Foundry (520 North Main Center, St. Charles; 636-255-0270. Let Mark Fischer provide more details in the calendar section.

Masked Marvels & Wondertails is "a visual feast, with massive, handmade masks representing characters such as a curmudgeonly trout who ponders how people would feel if he were fishing them out of the river," writes Paul Friswold in the RFT calendar. Performer Michael Cooper's one-man show gets underway at 11 a.m. today at 560 Building (560 Trinity Avenue, University City; 314-935-6543.) It's aimed at kids, but you'll enjoy it too.

The Loop Ice Carnival takes over Delmar Boulevard on both sides of Skinker today, all day. Ms. Day has gives you only a sample of what's going down on Delmar this weekend: "There are the 5K and 10K Frozen Buns Runs at 10 a.m. ($30), she can meet Frosty the Snowman from noon to 3 p.m. at the trolley, she will lift a glass and rejoice with the winner of the mustache contest at 5 p.m. at Pin-Up Bowl, and she can hit the links from noon to 6 p.m. during the free Putt Putt Pub Crawl, beginning at Cicero's. Plus, free movies screen at the Tivoli Theatre at 11:30 a.m., bands play." Read more about the Loop Ice Carnival

The Old Chain of Rocks Bridge is a peculiar sight itself, what with its over-built steel structure and most curiously, its bend halfway through. How many bridges bend like the rivers below them? It's also a fine spot to watch other rare sights -- bald eagles nesting along the Mississippi River. From the bridge's pedestrian-only deck, onlookers can watch eagles soar between them and the St. Louis skyline to the south. With the temperature today near 40, it could be a warm respite from the past week's deep freeze. Eagle Days at the the Chain of Rocks (10950 Riverview Drive) is a free festival dedicated to bald eagle watching and education. The festival runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday, and Alison Sieloff has all the details about Eagle Days.

The Internet can be a frightening world. After surfers are lulled into a false sense of security, they can be easily manipulated for the amusement of others. Dark Play or Stories for Boys, presented by the [insert name here] Theatre Company, tells such a story today through Sunday (January 14 through 17) at the Tower Grove Abbey (2336 Tennessee Avenue; 314-805-3813). Tickets are $10. Let Paul Friswold tell you more about this timely production.

BUMP-BUMP. BUMP-BUMP-BUMP-BUMP. Hear that? It's pulsating house music you're sure to be swallowed up in during Saturday's "Ladies of Lumiere" 2009 calendar release party. The party, held in the atrium of Hotel Lumiere, will get going around 7 p.m. and run until 11 p.m. The after-party is at Pepper Lounge (2005 Locust Street.) There's no word yet on the after-after-party.  

You can guess a few things about the Web site by its demographics: mostly male, mostly young and predominantly from St. Louis. The site is closely connected to AM sports talk station KSLG, which also answers the "just how much do these guys love sports?" question. So if you're into all of the above, statistics show that you'll so be at the Girl Next Door of the Year competition. As with "GND" competitions, it's emceed by the hosts of The Morning After, a drive-time show on KSLG. Also scheduled to show up is St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Todd Wellemeyer. The doors open at  Lush Nightclub (3037 Olive Street) at a eerily early 12:30 p.m. Sunday. For $5, guests can watch preselected ladies model and compete for $2,500.

If you've read our interview with Cardinals skipper Tony La Russa in this week's issue of the RFT, you know the Bay Area ball manager is a dedicated fan of classic rock. Tony dropped more names in that interview than F-bombs by Cubs fans at Busch Stadium this summer. The interview was partly to promote Tony La Russa's Stars to the Rescue. It's a benefit concert for ARF, La Russa's own Animal Rescue Foundation. Lined up to play this variety show are Huey Lewis and the News, Vince Gill, REO Speedwagon's Kevin Cronin and Dave Amato and comedians Lewis Black and St. Louisan Kathleen Madigan. The show is at the Chaifetz Arena on the campus of Saint Louis University. Tickets are $25 to $250. For more information, call 314-534-1111.

For a complete list of stuff going on in this weekend, click over the to RFT Calendar.

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