This Week

Highlights from RFT's "Calendar"

The Ray Brown Trio performs at Jazz at the Bistro, a series of jazz concerts in Grand Center. (see Concerts)

Pieces of 8, St. Louis' premier a cappella octet, performs at the weekly McMurphy's Grill luncheon. (see Concerts)

RFT columnist William Stage signs copies of his true-crime novel, Litchfield: A Strange and Twisted Saga of Murder in the Midwest, at Afrocentric Books and Cafe. (see Literary Events)

Those tricksters of the Southwest, the Phoenix Coyotes, take the ice against our favorite boys of winter, the St. Louis Blues, at Kiel Center. (see Sports)

A holiday favorite for the whole family, A Christmas Carol, is presented by the Nebraska Theatre Caravan at the Fox Theatre. (see Performing Arts)

The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra performs a Holiday Pops Concert with Ronald Feldman and the Missouri Choral Society at Powell Symphony Hall. (see Concerts)

The St. Louis Ambush host the Detroit Rockers in an indoor-soccer shootout at Kiel Center. (see Sports)

An exhibition of black-and-white photography by gallery owner Stan Trampe, simply titled The Models, opens tonight at Stan's Photo Gallery in the Central West End. (see Exhibit Openings)

The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra performs A Gospel Christmas with the In Unison Chorus at Powell Symphony Hall. (see Concerts)

The St. Louis Blues play the Los Angeles Kings at Kiel Center. (see Sports)
For those of you who've never been to the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame, stop by and see the Bud Frame Hall of Fame Tourney, a one- game matchup of 12 bowlers from around the United States. A perfect 300 game wins a million bucks. (see Sports)

The Imaginary Theatre Company presents a one-act adaptation of Dickens' A Christmas Carol, "Bah! Humbug!," for the whole family -- but especially for the younger ones -- at the Loretto-Hilton Theatre. (see Performing Arts)

Meet the jolly old guy on the ice as the St. Louis County Department of Parks and Recreation hosts an opportunity to Skate with Santa at the North County Recreation Complex. (see Holiday Events)

A Dog Adoption Event, hosted by German Shepherd Dog Rescue, presents assorted purebreds and mixed breeds for adoption, at the Petco Store, 15200 Manchester. (see Special Events)

The 70-piece Northwinds Concert Band performs a Holiday Concert with joyous music for a joyous time of year at the Florissant Civic Center Theatre. (see Concerts)

The St. Louis Chamber Chorus performs An Irish Christmas, featuring "Magnificat in B Flat" and Celtic carols at St. Cecilia's Church. (see Concerts)

Salem United Methodist Church hosts a Christmas Concert benefiting the American Diabetes Association. (see Concerts)

A Winter Festival, featuring songs, music, poetry and stories, is held at the Ethical Society of St. Louis. (see Holiday Events)

The St. Louis University Billikens men's basketball team plays the University of North Carolina-Charlotte 49ers in an afternoon game at Kiel Center. (see Sports)

It's time for the big fight once again as the World Championship Wrestling's weekly main event, Monday Night Nitro, comes leaping off the third turnbuckle into your face at the Trans World Dome. (see Sports)

The intriguingly named "Fourth Tenor," Hugh Smith, performs with the Compton Heights Concert Band in a Holiday Pops Concert at Powell Symphony Hall. (see Concerts)

Nickelodeon's live stage musical Rugrats: A Live Adventure is performed through Dec. 27 at the Fox Theatre. (see Performing Arts)

The St. Louis University Billikens men's basketball team plays the Kansas Jayhawks at Kiel Center. (see Sports)