Good bets

Thursday, September 20, 2007

LIVE MUSIC

Doug Rees and The Ginn Sisters

The Ginn Sisters, veterans of the Tunes at Twilight concert series, join local favorite Doug Rees for a concert at Rees' home venue.

When: 7 p.m. tonight

Where: Stooges, Jackson

Brother Bagman

This Kansas City quartet labels its sound a "mix of chunky funk, southern-fried rock and soulful vocals" and draws on funk, rock, reggae, blues, Latin and jazz influences.

When: 9 p.m. tonight

Where: Rude Dog Pub

Bruce Zimmerman and the Water Street Band

Bruce and the boys play their always-grooving bi-weekly Thursday gig at Port Cape.

When: 9 p.m. tonight

Where: Port Cape Girardeau

Faculty voice recital

Southeast Missouri State University music professors Chris Goeke, Leslie Jones and Lori Shaffer show off their vocal chords in the new Shuck Recital Hall.

When: 7:30 p.m. tonight

Where: Shuck Recital Hall, River Campus

Weeds and Wildflowers

Cup 'N' Cork is always a good bet for showcasing some easygoing acoustic music.

When: 8:30 p.m. Friday

Where: Cup 'N' Cork

Promise to Burn

The pop-rockers take their amps and guitars outside for a set under the stars.

When: 9 p.m. Friday

Where: Bel-Air Grill

Fat Pocket

We couldn't find any information on the Internet about this band, but you can bet if they're playing Rude Dog it'll be a good old rock show.

When: 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday

Where: Rude Dog Pub

Arthur Lee Land

The man from Colorado brings his one-man loop show back to Cape Girardeau.

When: 9 p.m. Friday

Where: Port Cape Girardeau

Country Touch Band

Get in touch with your country side with the Country Touch Band.

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Jackson Elks Lodge

Live piano

Jennifer Jolls performs her regular piano gig.

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday

Where: Royal N'Orleans

Vinnie James

Vinnie James just recorded his latest release in Scotland, the follow-up to his RCA debut "All American Boy" that had him opening for Carole King.

When: 7 to 9 p.m. Friday

Where: Underberg House Concerts, 334-7692

Southeast Studio Jazz and Little Debbie and the Snack Cakes

The Southeast Missouri State University Studio Jazz Ensemble returns to Buckner Brewing Co. for another public gig, this time with an opener in the form of jazz septet Little Debbie and the Snack Cakes.

When: 8 p.m. Saturday

Where: Buckner Brewing Co.

Delicious Fishes

The funny little band with the weird name brings its huge array of covers to Cape.

When: 9 p.m. Saturday

Where: Bel-Air Grill

Night Flyte

Rock out to the old school sounds of Night Flyte.

When: 9 p.m. Saturday

Where: Jackson Sports Grill

Bill Hulvey and the Desert Rain Band

Get down with country music by the Desert Rain Band.

When: 7 p.m. Saturday

Where: Little Ole Opry, Burfordville

Mike Renick

Catch one of Cape's most popular live acts in a toned-down acoustic set.

When: 2 p.m. Saturday

Where: River Ridge Winery, Commerce

Skatepark Benefit Show

Check out a variety of bands -- Victory at Last, Lenny, Enjoy the Zoo, Glitter Dragon, Falling for Yesterday, Alert the Sky and Born Empty -- at an all ages show to raise money for a skatepark in Sikeston.

When: 6 p.m. Friday, 5 p.m. Saturday

Where: 55 North, Miner, Mo.

Jerry Ford Combo

Southeast Missouri's master of jazz takes his small ensemble to the winery.

When: 2 p.m. Sunday

Where: River Ridge Winery, Commerce

Sundays at Three

Cape's only chamber music series kicks off with its first concert of the season.

When: 3 p.m. Sunday

Where: Shuck Recital Hall, River Campus

Ivas John Band

The Carbondale-based young blues master plays his bi-weekly Cape gig.

When: 9 p.m. Sept. 27

Where: Port Cape

KARAOKE

Broussard's

When: 9 p.m. tonight

Cape Club Complex

When: 10 p.m. tonight

Karaoke with TJ Jackson at Cape Girardeau VFW Hall

When: 6:30 p.m. Friday

Strike Zone @ Main Street Lanes, Jackson

When: 9:30 p.m Friday

Jackson Sports Grill

When: 9 p.m. Friday

Wattz Up Karaoke @ Muddy Waters, Egypt Mills

When: 9 p.m. Friday

Pockets

When: 9:30 p.m. Friday

Lil Star Karaoke and Sound System, Rustic Lounge, Zalma, Mo.

When: 8 p.m. Friday

Renegade Karaoke @ Daytimer[']s Lounge

When: 9 p.m. Friday

Willa's Getaway, McClure, Ill.

When: 8 p.m. Saturday

FAMILY

High-Cotton dance class

Learn how to dance like they do out west with the High Cotton Western Dance Class.

When: 7 to 10 p.m. today

Where: Cape Girardeau American Legion Post

Glenn House Tours

Get a taste of what Cape life used to be like 100 years ago on a guided tour of the historic Glenn House.

When: 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Where: Glenn House

East Perry County Fair

Organizers call it "The Best Little Fair in the Land." Every year it draws thousands of people. This year the fair has live music by the John D. Hale Band on Friday and Country Touch and the Jackson Municipal Band on Saturday. And don't forget the famous mule jumping competition Saturday, either.

Why not check it out?

When: Friday, Saturday

Where: Altenburg, Mo.

Cape River Heritage Museum

Check out some of the history of Cape and Southeast Missouri.

When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m Friday, Saturday

Where: Cape River Heritage Museum

Red House fundraiser

Join the annual Red House Fundraiser Party and help out a good cause.

When: 6 to 11 p.m. Friday

Where: 4-H Building, Arena Park

Red House Interpretive Center

Check out the old-time entertainment offered every week at the Red House, this week featuring stories by Dean Allison at 2 p.m.

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday

Where: Red House Interpretive Center

Sightseeing excursion

Check out the countryside from one of the classic train cars of the Iron Mountain Railway.

When: 1 p.m. Saturday, Sunday

Where: Iron Mountain Railway, Jackson

Notre Dame dinners

Notre Dame Regional High School hosts its annual slate of public dinners to raise money for the private school's operations.

When: 5 p.m. Monday through Sept. 27

Where: Notre Dame Regional High School

SPORTS

Southeast volleyball

The Southeast Missouri State University volleyball team takes on conference rival Murray State Friday and Tennessee-Martin Saturday.

When: 7 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday

Where: Houck Field House

MISC

Singles dance

Parents Without Partners hosts its regular singles dance, this time with the theme "Remember When."

When: 8 p.m. Saturday

Where: Cape Girardeau VFW Hall

Live entertainment

Get in on the unconventional party at the Cape Club Complex.

Where: Cape Club Complex

When: 10 p.m. Friday. Saturday

Female impersonators

So good you won't even know the difference.

When: 11 p.m. Saturday

Where: Independence Place

RECREATION

City of Roses Half Marathon

A fast, flat course that's good for beginner's and seasoned athletes.

When: Sunday

Where: HealthPoint Plaza

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