This Week 

Highlights from RFT's "Calendar"
Wednesday/13
Oscar, Elmo and the gang gather once again to take their show on the road as the Sesame Street Live production of When I Grow Up is performed at Kiel Center. (see Performing Arts)

Cry Cry Cry, the songwriting triumvirate of Dar Williams, Lucy Kaplansky and Richard Shindell, performs at the Edison Theatre. (see Concerts)

Maestro Hans Vonk conducts members of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra with local musicians in a chamber-music concert featuring works by Stravinsky at the Sheldon Concert Hall. (see Concerts)

Jazz at the Bistro hosts Carl Fontana and Bill Watrous in concert through Saturday at the listening room in Grand Center. (see Concerts)

Thursday/14
Yours, Anne, the musical based on The Diary of Anne Frank, is performed through Jan. 17 by Characters & Company at The Essential Theatre. (see Performing Arts)

The Magical Attraction of Booty performs tonight with Buck Jones and Galaxia at Cicero's in the University City Loop. (see Concerts)

Friday/15
Local authors Ronice Branding and E. Hammond Oglesby discuss the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Missouri Botanical Garden. (see Literary Events)

The Frank Fowle Family Theatre Series continues with Norman Foote's production of Pictures on the Fridge, on the stage of the Center of Contemporary Arts. (see Performing Arts)

The Atrium Gallery hosts two openings tonight: a collection of figurative and still-life paintings by Julio Larraz, titled Paintings: Works on Canvas and Paper; and painter/printmaker Steven Sorman's Print Work: New Editioned Prints and Monotypes. (see Exhibit Openings)

The Locus Gallery opens an exhibit of works by painter (and Jake's Leg drummer) Ahzad Bogosian, as well as a show of new prints by Lesley Dill, Julia Jacquette, Anna Kunz, Gregory Murdock, Pat Steir, Michelle Stuart, Fred Tomaselli and John Waters. (see Exhibit Openings)

Saturday/16
Pride St. Louis, producers of the city's annual lesbian, gay and transgendered pride festival, Pride Fest '99, hosts an Open House with live entertainment and hors d'oeuvres at the City Hall Rotunda, downtown. (see Special Events)

Historyonics Theatre Company presents a historical dramatic production of A Seat in the Front: Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Bus Boycott, running for six shows over the next two days at the Missouri Historical Society Library and Research Center. (see Performing Arts)

St. Alphonsus "Rock" Church hosts the fifth annual Celebration of African Heroes and Sheroes Holiday Expo, with merchants' booths, art and artistic presentations, through Jan. 18. (see Special Events)

Sunday/17
Peacemakers hosts We Are the Dream, a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. birthday celebration with musical acts and videotaped presentations from a variety of social and cultural backgrounds, at the Keating Center at Kirkwood High School. (see Special Events)

SOR4: The Return of Ska-O-Rama, a concert featuring 10 of the best Midwest ska bands performing to benefit the Humane Society of Missouri, is held at the St. Louis Casa Loma Ballroom. (see Concerts)

Monday/18
The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. High School Basketball Classic, featuring six of our region's outstanding teams, begins at 2:30 p.m. with a game between the Cardinal Ritter and University City boys' teams. Next is a match-up between the East St. Louis and Kansas City Northeast girls' teams; then the final game, between the East St. Louis and Vashon boys' teams, tips off at 6:30 p.m. at Kiel Center. (see Sports)

River Styx magazine and Left Bank Books host an evening of readings by Richard Burgin, Allison Joseph and T.C. Boyle at Duff's Restaurant in the Central West End. (see Literary Events)

Tuesday/19
A Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Observance is held by the St. Louis Community College-Meramec African-American History and Culture Committee at the college's Student Center. (see Special Events)

Wednesday/20
See all the new SUVs and FWDs at the 1999 Greater St. Louis Auto Show, running through Jan. 24 at America's Center. (see Special Events)

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

The Rep Studio Theatre presents Paula Vogel's How I Learned to Drive, running through Feb. 7 on the lower level of the Loretto-Hilton Theatre. (see Performing Arts)

Kirk Franklin: The Nu Nation Tour, making the most of the new wave of gospel music, features CeCe Winans and Trin-I-Tee 5:7 tonight and tomorrow at the Fox Theatre. (see Concerts)

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