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Thursday, January 3, 2008

ARTS

First Friday

Glass creations by Marti Wingo and Leslie Compass on display at Westray Gallery. (Aaron Eisenhauer)

Galleries all over town open their doors for First Friday receptions.

Where: River Campus Art Gallery, Crisp Museum, Garden Gallery, Black Door Gallery, Arts Council of Southeast Missouri, Gallery 1.2.5, Edward Bernard Gallery, Westray studio, The Artist Studio

When: Starts at 5 p.m.

Cape Girardeau Then and Now lecture

Tom Neumeyer discusses his photographic retrospective of the river city.

When: 6:30 p.m. Jan. 10

Where: Glenn Convocation Center

FILM

Nick Murphy double feature

Jackson native turned Californian Nick Murphy shows two of his independent films. The first one has adult themes.

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Port Cape Girardeau

THEATER

Wicked

"Wizard of Oz" musical prequel.

When: Through Sunday

Where: Fox Theatre, St. Louis

High School Musical

The touring musical based on the hit series.

When: 8 p.m. Wednesday, 1 and 8 p.m. Thursday

Where: Fox Theatre, St. Louis

PERFORMING ARTS

"Macbeth"

The Metropolitan Opera performs Verdi's take on the Shakespeare icon.

When: 12:30 p.m. Jan. 12

Where: Town Plaza theater

LIVE MUSIC

Ivas John

Hot blues guitar out of Southern Illinois.

When: 9 p.m. today

Where: Port Cape Girardeau

Classic County Band featuring Webb Tripp

The name says it all.

When: 7 to 10 p.m. Friday

Where: Jackson American Legion Hall

Trademark

Rock 'n' roll at one of Cape's newest venues.

When: 9 p.m. Friday, Saturday

Where: Club Moxy

Arthur Lee Land

One man traveling loop show.

When: 9 p.m. Friday

Where: Rude Dog Pub

Jennifer Jolls

Live piano.

When: 7:30 to 11 p.m. Friday, Saturday

Where: Royal N'Orleans

The Dock Ellis Band

St. Louis band specializes in rock, country, humor.

When: 9 p.m. Friday

Where: Broussard's

Blinded Black and The Parting Scene

Fresh young rock at the all-ages venue.

When: 6 p.m. Saturday

Where: The Enchanted Forest

Bill Hulvey and the Desert Rain Band

Traditional country in the country.

When: 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday

Where: Little Ole Opry, Burfordville

The Station

Jam rock favorites at the Rude Dog.

When: 9 p.m. Saturday

Where: Rude Dog Pub

River Cats

Old and new rock 'n' roll.

When: 9 p.m. Saturday

Where: Broussard's

Bruce Zimmerman and the Water Street Band

Cape's live music mainstay.

When: 9 p.m. Sunday

Where: Port Cape Girardeau

Scott K and the Continentals

Get your fill of Stray Cats-style rockabilly.

When: 9 p.m. Jan. 12

Where: Broussard's

Vince Gill

Gill plays a show to benefit the charity Terra's Angels.

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Carson Center, Paducah, Ky.

Memories of Elvis

"Award Winning Presley Tribute Show" hits St. Louis.

When: 8 p.m. Saturday

Where: The Pageant, St. Louis

R. Kelly

Hip-hop bad boy tours with Keyshia Cole.

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sunday

Where: FedEx Forum, Memphis, Tenn.; Scottrade Center, St. Louis

COMEDY

Seinfeld

Seinfeld plays two sold-out shows in Paducah. Late tickets could come available.

When: 7 and 9:30 p.m. Jan. 10

Where: Carson Center, Paducah, Ky.

Frank Caliendo

The impersonator on stand-up tour.

When: 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday

Where: The Pageant. St. Louis

MISC

Harlem Globetrotters

Basketball comedy classic.

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Scottrade Center, St. Louis

College Night

When: 7 p.m. today

Where: Muddy Waters, Egypt Mills

Open mic and jam session

When: 9:30 p.m. today

Where: The Camp at Main Street Bar

Karaoke

When: 9 p.m. today

Where: Broussard's

Karaoke with TJ Jackson

When: 6:30 p.m. Friday

Where: Cape Girardeau VFW Hall

Karaoke

When: 9:30 p.m. Friday

Where: Strike Zone, Main Street Lanes, Jackson

Wattz Up Karaoke

When: 9 p.m. Friday, Saturday

Where: Muddy Waters, Egypt Mills

Renegade Karaoke

When: 9 p.m. Friday

Where: Daytimer's Lounge

Contra Dance

Banjovi plays the tunes while John and Kathy Coffman call.

When: 7 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday

Where: Christ Episcopal Church

Karaoke

When: 9:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday

Where: Pockets

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