This Week 

Highlights from the RFT's "Calendar"
Wednesday/10
After postponing his February appearance, Rabbi Robert P. Jacobs finally comes to Left Bank Books, reading and signing his biography, By Reason of Strength. (see Literary Events)

The Danilo Perez Trio is the latest act to perform (through Saturday) at Jazz at the Bistro in Grand Center. (see Concerts)

A Prayer Vigil is held at noon today as part of the Black Church Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS at the St. Louis City Hall Rotunda. (see Special Events)

Thursday/11
The Kavanaugh Family performs their final show, Irish Imports 1999 -- The Last Time, at the St. Louis University Lower College Church. If you miss their "last show" tonight, don't worry, they're playing again tomorrow. (see Concerts)

The New Line Theatre presents a 12-actor re-creation of Camelot, billed as truer to the real story of the romantictriangle -- without all the fluff. The production runs through March 27 at the St. Marcus Theatre. (see Performing Arts)

Two things my father taught me -- "Measure twice and cut once" and "Never play cards with a man with two first names." Find out why this proves true as Ricky Jay and His 52 Assistants, an exhibition of sleight-of-hand, is performed in 10 shows through March 21 at the Edison Theatre. (see Performing Arts)

The St. Louis Blues play the Montreal Canadiens in a home game tonight at Kiel Center. (see Sports)

Friday/12
Showcasing the superior vehicles of the road, the Cycle World International Motorcycle Show, with the latest bike models, accessories and other noncar vehicles, runs through the weekend at America's Center. (see Special Events)

The St. Louis Ambush play the Edmonton Drillers in a home game tonight at Kiel Center. (see Sports)

Confluence, a multimedia performance with video art and live music, is performed tonight at the Forum for Contemporary Art. (see Performing Arts)

The ever-changing, Protean forms of the dancer/acrobats of Pilobolus perform in shows tonight and tomorrow at the Fox Theatre. (see Performing Arts)

It's a Bluegrass Concert and Swing Dance with Vassar Clements and the Flying Mules, Doug Jernigan and Scotty's All-Star Steel Band, celebrating the fifth anniversary of the Sheldon's Notes from Home concert series, tonight at the Sheldon Concert Hall and Ballroom. (see Concerts)

Summer and Smoke, Lee Hoiby's opera based on the Tennessee Williams play of the same name, is performed by Washington University Opera in three shows through the weekend in Bixby Hall on the university campus. (see Performing Arts)

Saturday/13
It's time again to show off your Irish! The 30th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade, featuring marching bands, floats, balloons and probably more than a few drunken revelers, begins at noon, running along Market from Broadway to 23rd. Let's try not to get Maced this time. Erin Go Bragh! (see Special Events)

The St. Louis Blues play the Edmonton Oilers this afternoon, and the St. Louis Ambush play the Detroit Rockers tonight, both at Kiel Center. (see Sports)

Agent Orange performs tonight at the Side Door. (see Concerts)
Brave Combo performs tonight in the Duck Room at Blueberry Hill. (see Concerts)

Sunday/14
An Evening with Langston and Martin, dramatic readings of the works of poet Langston Hughes and civil-rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., is performed by Danny Glover and Felix Justice this afternoon at the Mildred E. Bastian Center for Performing Arts on the St. Louis Community College-Forest Park campus. (see Performing Arts)

RFT editorial chairman Ray Hartmann speaks on "Activism: The Lost American Virtue" this morning at the Ethical Society. (see Lectures)

It's an all-legends showcase tonight as Gladys Knight and the Temptations (that's not a misprint) perform at the Fox Theatre. (see Concerts)

If you're not into the old-school stuff at the Fox, then you can check out Alanis Morissette and Garbage performing at Kiel Center. (see Concerts)

Monday/15
Together We Stand: Sisters United Through Organization, Service & Commitment, an exhibition celebrating Women's History Month with materials drawn from library collections, opens tonight with a reception in the Culver Gallery of downtown's Central Library. (see Exhibit Openings)

The Forest Park Art Department Faculty Show, a collection of works by the college's art instructors, runs through March 30, with an opening reception tonight at St. Louis CommunityCollege-Forest Park. (see Exhibit Openings)

Tuesday/16
The St. Louis Blues play the Philadelphia Flyers tonight at Kiel Center. (see Sports)

Little Charlie & the Nightcats return to Generations Nightclub for one show tonight. (see Concerts)

Wednesday/17
If you're looking for an event outside of Soulard to take the kids to, the Kirkwood Recreation Department hosts a St. Patrick's Day Pie Party, with bingo, pie sampling and a performance by the Leaping Lizards dance group, this afternoon at the Kirkwood Community Center. (see Special Events)

The St. Louis Black Repertory Theatre's latest offering is a production of Marian X's Screened in Porch, opening tonight and continuing through April 11 at the Grandel Theatre. (see Performing Arts)

The American Friends Service Committee presents former U.N. Assistant Secretary General Dennis Halliday and Middle East policy analyst Phyllis Bennis speaking on "The Crisis in Iraq and the Search for Solutions" at noon on the Webster University campus. They will also speak on "Iraq: Economic Sanctions, Disarmament and U.S. Policy" this evening in the J.C. Penney Building on the UM-St. Louis campus. (see Lectures)

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