This Week 

Highlight's from the RFT's "Calendar"

Wednesday/28
The Kirkwood Public Library Book Fair opens with a $5 preview tonight; then, through May 2, admission is free. (see Special Events)

Get in a partying mood as the Poster Children perform tonight under the giant Amoco sign at the Hi-Pointe. (see Concerts)

The St. Louis Cardinals play the leather-lunged boys from a mile up, the Colorado Rockies, in games tonight and tomorrow afternoon at Busch Stadium. (see Sports)

Thursday/29
The Unity Theatre Ensemble closes out its performance series with the season finale, Brown Sugar, through May 2 at Greeley's 23rd Street Theatre. (see Performing Arts)

The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus and the Autonomadic Bookmobile Roadshow roll into town tonight for a performance at Cummel's Cafe, in the Washington Avenue Loft District. (see Performing Arts)

Friday/30
The Office of Multicultural Rela-tions/Academic Affairs at the University of Missouri-St. Louis hosts a Multicultural Festival, with live music, performing arts and workshops celebrating cultural diversity, tonight and tomorrow in the J.C. Penney Conference Center on the university campus. (see Special Events)

Off the Cuff Productions reprises its first St. Louis production, The Public Eye, Friday-Sunday through May 16 at the St. Louis University Theatre in Xavier Hall, on the university campus. (see Performing Arts)

Saturday/1
Raise the big top and wax the elephant -- Circus Flora returns for summer performances in the upper Muny parking lot in Forest Park. (see Performing Arts)

Rik Emmett, formerly of the rock & roll band Triumph, performs at Pop's in Sauget, Ill. (see Concerts)

As much a favorite in St. Louis as he is internationally, pianist Andre Watts performs at the Sheldon Concert Hall. (see Concerts)

If you're looking for some classical stomping and wailing, check out the West County YMCA's International Festival: A Celtic Celebration, featuring dance and musical performances. (see Special Events)

Ducks and chicks and geese better scurry as the Jewish Community Center's Theatre Unlimited presents Oklahoma! today and tomorrow at the JCC. (see Performing Arts)

To get you warmed up for the summer opera series, Washington University Opera presents A Spring Evening of Opera, with selections from La Traviata and The Love of Three Oranges, tonight and tomorrow in Karl Umrath Hall on the university campus. (see Performing Arts)

Sunday/2
It's the start of the beer-tasting season, and the Muscular Dystrophy Association's Spring Fling, featuring live music and samples of wines, microbrews and food from local restaurants, is held today at the Firehouse. (see Special Events)

If the MDA's samples don't fill you up, head to the American Cancer Society's A Taste of Italy, with wine and food samples from more than 40 local restaurants, at the Regal Riverfront Hotel, downtown. (see Special Events)

Monday/3
The Professional Women's Alliance hosts its 12th annual Networking Reception -- with dinner, silent and live auctions, and UM-St. Louis Chancellor Blanche Touhill as keynote speaker -- at the Radisson Hotel in Clayton. (see Special Events)

The Central Institute for the Deaf hosts its Ultimate Picnic 1999: Stars in the Park, a fundraiser with dinner and silent and oral auctions, on the CID campus. (see Special Events)

River Styx hosts a fundraising dinner, A Literary Feast at Duff's, with readings by local authors, tonight at the renowned eatery in the Central West End. (see Special Events)

Tuesday/4
Jazz at the Bistro welcomes jazz pianist/vocalist Diana Krall to the Grand Center listening room, through Thursday. (see Concerts)

Wednesday/5
In its last performance of the year, Hothouse Theatre Company presents the absurdist play Pterodactyls, with previews tonight and tomorrow and the regular performance schedule beginning on Friday. (see Performing Arts)

The Champions on Ice 1999 Summer Tour, featuring world-champion figure skaters from around the country and the world gliding and spinning through their own winter wonderland, comes to Kiel Center. (see Performing Arts)

Poet Ed Hirsch reads his works in the Fontbonne College library. (see Literary Events)

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