Good bets

Thursday, January 17, 2008

LIVE MUSIC

Ivas John Band

Bluesman Ivas and his band play with skill.

When: 9 p.m. today

Where: Port Cape Girardeau

Classic Country Band

The name says it all.

When: 7 to 10:30 p.m. Friday

Where: Jackson American Legion Hall

Country Touch Band

Dance the night away to country sounds.

When: 7 to 10 p.m. Friday

Where: Jackson Elks Lodge

Petalshelf

This Arkansas band likes its rock hard and old-school.

When: 9 p.m. Friday, Saturday

Where: Club Moxy

Barnacle Billy and the Zebra Mussels

The Carbondale, Ill., band includes saxophone, keyboard and trombone in its eclectic mix.

When: 9 p.m. Friday

Where: Buckner Brewing Co.

Brother Bagman

Soulful jamming from Kansas City.

When: 9 p.m. Friday, Saturday

Where: Rude Dog Pub

Strange Brew

Jam band with a strong southern rock flavor.

When: 9 p.m. Friday

where: Broussard's

Bill Hulvey and the Desert Rain Band

A good time out in the country.

When: 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday

Where: Little Ole Opry, Burfordville, Mo.

Tim Hefland and open mic

Live music in Jackson.

When: 8:30 p.m. Saturday

Where: Jackson Sports Grill

Jobu

Southern Illinois jam band is a frequent Cape Girardeau guest.

When: 9 p.m. Saturday

Where: Buckner Brewing Co.

Ninth Life

Veterans of the Cape Girardeau music scene.

When: 9 p.m. Saturday

Where: Broussard's

Keller Williams and the WMDs

Hippie hero Keller Williams and his band storm The Pageant.

When: 8 p.m. Saturday

Where: The Pageant, St. Louis

Whiskey Creek

Country and southern rock from Farmington, Mo.

When: 8 p.m. Sunday

Where: Port Cape Girardeau

THEATER

"Tuesdays with Morrie"

Story of life and death runs that made Mitch Albom famous.

When: Through Jan. 27

Where: Loretto Hilton Center for the Performing Arts, St. Louis

"BLAST!"

A boisterous music and movement showcase inspired by the showmanship of marching bands.

When: 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday

Where: Fox Theatre, St. Louis

Movin' Out

The musical from Billy Joel and Twyla Tharp comes to Paducah.

When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday

Where: Carson Center, Paducah, Ky.

MOTORSPORTS

David Frye, left, and Nate Hibbs, both of Sedalia, Mo., jumped their four-wheelers on the dirt track at the Show Me Center on Saturday. (Fred Lynch)

Monster Trucks

Trucks like Big Dawg, Monster Patrol, Wild Thang and Rock Star team up with ATV racing for a night of high octane motor sports.

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

Where: Show Me Center

PERFORMING ARTS

St. Petersburg Ballet's "Swan Lake"

Russian ballet touring company brings the classic story to life.

When: 7:30 p.m. today

Where: Bedell Performance Hall, River Campus

Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra

The symphony performs Bach, Martinu and Tippett on Friday and Saturday and a family program Sunday.

When: 10:30 a.m. Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday

Where: Powell Symphony Hall, St. Louis

Paul Thompson

Southeast Missouri State University faculty member gives a flute recital.

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday

Where: Shuck Recital Hal

MISC

Sixth annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Extravaganza

Students and other musicians provide a tribute to King.

When: 7 p.m. today

Where: Osage Community Centre

Singles' Dance

Parents withough Partners welcomes singles and others to its regular dance.

When: 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday

Where: Cape Girardeau VFW Hall

Contra Dance

The Cape Friends of Traditional Music and Dance come together for traditional folk dancing and music.

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

Where: Christ Episcopal Church

Showstoppers Tonight!!

Mike Dumey features the talent at Cape Central Junior High to raise funds for the school's spring musical.

When: 7 p.m. Saturday (6 p.m. dinner theater)

Where: Junior High Auditorium

Hundreds of people filed past the booths prior to a fashion show at the annual Bridal & Prom Expo sponsored by Withers Broadcasting at the Osage Community Centre on Sunday. (Fred Lynch)

16th annual Love and Romance Bridal Show

The Plaza Conference Center fills its floor with all things wedding.

When: Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday

Where: Plaza Conference Center

18th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration

Area pastors, choirs and praise dancers honor King's legacy.

When: 6 p.m. Sunday

Where: TBA

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. City-wide Celebration

The day kicks off the the city's oldest King day program, the memorial breakfast, at 7:30 a.m.

When: Events throughout Monday

Where: Various locations

Conversation with the Coaches

Herman Boone and Bill Yoast, portrayed in the movie "Remember the Titans," have a sit-down conversation followed by a screening of the film before their speaking engagements at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dinner.

When: 7 p.m. Tuesday

Where: Bedell Performance Hall

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dinner

Boone and Yoast talk about integrating a high school football team.

When: 6 p.m. Wednesday

Where: Show Me Center

Sesame Street Live

Elmo and crew live in concert.

When: Wednesday through Jan. 27

Where: Scottrade Center, St. Louis

St. Louis Auto Show

Hundreds of models, foreign and domestic.

When: Wednesday through Jan. 27

Where: America's Center and Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis

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