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Margaret Harwell Art Museum, Poplar Bluff, Mo.
The Margaret Harwell Art Museum in Poplar Bluff displays the art of New Orleans artist Robert Ketchens through Feb. 24. "The Magniolia Projects -- Reflections of a Native Son" is a compilation of Kethcens' paintings that use a variety of color to reveal his Southern roots. Admission is free. The museum is open from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 1 to 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday. Visit www.mham.org for more information.
Fox Theatre, St. Louis
"Avenue Q," the Tony Award winner about trying to make it big in New York, hits St. Louis this month. The Broadway play involves real people and puppets, but this risque play is no Muppet Babies. It tells the story of Princeton, who heads to New York after college with a head full of dreams, but an empty wallet. Shows this weekend are Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis. The show runs through Feb. 24. Tickets are $22 to $60. Show is roughly 2 hours long. For more information, visit www.fabulousfox.com.