This Week 

Highlights from RFT's "Calendar"
Wednesday/27
Jazz at the Bistro's featured performer this week is the veteran Ahmad Jamal Trio, whose concert last year met with warm reception from a very cool crowd. (see Concerts)

Thursday/28
Left Bank Books presents speaker and author Clifton Taulbert, reading and signing copies of his book Eight Habits of the Heart: Embracing the Values That Build Strong Families and Communities, at the Vaughn Cultural Center. (see Literary Events)

The Literacy Council of Greater St. Louis hosts its Annual Book Fair at the indoor plaza at West Port through Sunday, which will be "bag day," when you can buy a whole bag of books for one low price. (see Special Events)

Pride St. Louis' second annual Rhonda's Roller Riot, a fundraising skating party benefiting Pride Fest '99, is held at the Skatium. (see Special Events)

The New Theatre presents a preview performance of The Family of Mann, which kicks off TNT's lucky 13th season and runs through Feb. 14 at the Grandel Theatre. (see Performing Arts)

The St. Louis Speakers Series at Powell Symphony Hall continues tonight with attorney, author and Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz, famed defender of Claus Von Bulow and writer of the subsequent book-turned-film Reversal of Fortune. (see Lectures)

Friday/29
Maximiano Valdes conducts the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra in concerts featuring works by Brahms and Dvorak, with Amy Kaiser directing the St. Louis Symphony Chorus, through Sunday at Powell Symphony Hall. (see Concerts)

The noodly guitar rock from the Rockies returns as Leftover Salmon performs at Mississippi Nights. (see Concerts)

Dance St. Louis presents the Trisha Brown Dance Company, performing the contemporary choreography that has influenced the last 30 years of modern dance, through Jan. 31 at the Edison Theatre. (see Performing Arts)

The Florissant Fine Arts Council presents John Amos in Halley's Comet, a drama relating the changes in one man's life between visits from the celestial guest, at the Florissant Civic Center. (see Performing Arts)

Midnight Productions presents Private Eyes, a "comedy of suspicion," through Feb. 7 on the soundstage at Technisonic Studios. (see Performing Arts)

Tara Lipinski, Kristi Yamaguchi, Scott Hamilton, Ilia Kulik and Ekatarina Gordeeva star in the Discover Stars On Ice tour, stopping in St. Louis, at Kiel Center, for one night only. (see Performing Arts)

Saturday/30
The St. Louis Zoo hosts a Job Fair, for people seeking part-time spring and summer employment, in the Zoo's Living World. (see Special Events)

Jazz great Chick Corea brings his latest acoustic ensemble, Origin, to the Sheldon Concert Hall. (see Concerts)

The Children's Theatre Connection presents the St. Louis Black Repertory Company, performing The Tale of Nambi and Kintu, in two performances in the newly remodeled New City School Founder's Hall. (see Performing Arts)

The St. Louis Ambush play the Baltimore Blast this afternoon at Kiel Center in a home indoor-soccer game. (see Sports)

The St. Louis University Billikens men's basketball team plays host to Marquette University at Kiel Center. (see Sports)

Sunday/31
The Town & Country Symphony performs Schubert's Symphony No. 9 "The Great" in C Major at the Ridgway Auditorium on the Principia campus. (see Concerts)

The Score a Touchdown Super Bowl party, benefiting St. John's Mercy Cancer Center and the Por los Ninos Peruvian Mission, is held in the Von Gontard Conference Center at St. John's Mercy Medical Center. (see Special Events)

Monday/1
The National Black MBA Association Inc. hosts a Black History Month Celebration, with the Rev. Dr. Donald H. Matthews discussing his book Honoring the Ancestors and Drums-N-Harmony performing excerpts from the play Do Lord Remember Me at Heritage Books & Cafe. (see Special Events)

Tuesday/2
Yesterday and Today, a celebration of African-American history through music, is performed at the St. Louis Symphony Music School by the Symphony Brass Quintet, In Unison Chorus, St. Louis Symphony Children's Choir, drummers from the St. Louis African Chorus and several other groups. Admission is free, but you must have a ticket to get in, so call early! (see Concerts)

Lucinda Williams and Patti Williams perform at Mississippi Nights. (see Concerts)

Wednesday/3
Former LSG member Gerald Levert opens for R&B legend Patti LaBelle at the Fox Theatre. (see Concerts)

The STL Construct/Mart, an equipment and architectural-products show, is held today and tomorrow at America's Center. (see Special Events)

Human jukebox Gerry Grossman performs through Feb. 6 at Art Vieluf's Comedy Etc. in the Fairview Heights, Ill., Ramada Inn. (see Performing Arts)

"Knussen's Picks," works by conductor Oliver Knussen and works that inspired him, is performed by members of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, with students from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and Webster University, at the Sheldon Concert Hall. (see Concerts)

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