Good bets

Thursday, February 14, 2008
Christ Espicopal Church will host it's Queen's Ball Contra Dance Saturday, January 19. They teach dances as they go, so no experience is necessary. (Kit Doyle)

THEATER

Avenue Q

A musical about making it big in the big city.

When: Through Feb. 24

Where: Fox Theatre, St. Louis

Kid Rock performs at Wendler Arena in TheDow Event Center in downtown Saginaw, Mich., Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2008. (AP Photo/The Saginaw News, Jeff Schrier)

Annie

The tale of the famous orphan comes to Paducah.

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

Where: Carson Center, Paducah, Ky.

PERFORMING ARTS

Paducah Symphony

The Paducah Symphony Orchestra plays a pops concert featuring the music of John Williams.

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday

Where: Carson Center, Paducah, Ky.

MISC

Religion and political action

Kent Library hosts the first of two lectures on politics and religion in America.

When: Noon today

Where: Sadie's Place, Kent Library, Southeast Missouri State University

Irene's Country Dancers

Dance away with your sweetie.

When: Beginners at 6 p.m., dance from 7 to 9 p.m. today

Where: Cape Eagles club

All About Sports (KGMO Sports Show)

Vendors and demonstrations of the latest in sport.

When: 5 to 9 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday

Where: Show Me Center

Extreme Trivia

Test your knowledge of pop culture.

When: 8:30 p.m. Friday

Where: Jackson Sports Grill

Contra Dance

Cape Friends of Traditional Music and Dance keep the old ways alive.

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

Where: Christ Episcopal Church

Annual Bridal Prom Expo

Get ideas for weddings and proms.

When: Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sunday

Where: Osage Community Centre

All's Fair: Love, War and Politics

Husband-and-wife politicos James Carville and Marli Matalin speak at a free admission event.

When: 8 p.m. Tuesday

Where: Show Me Center

Indoor Swap Meet

Collectors show antique and classic car, truck and tractor parts.

When: 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday

Where: Arena Building

LIVE MUSIC

Sultans of Swing

The Sultans jazz up Valentine's Day.

When: 7 p.m. today

Where: Buckner Brewing Co.

Ivas John Band

Southern Illinois bluesman provides the musical backdrop for Valentine's Day and the weekend.

When: 8 to 11 p.m. today; 9 p.m. Friday

Where: Port Cape Girardeau; Rude Dog Pub

Edge City, TX with Doug Rees

Traveling band meets up with Jackson singer/songwriter.

When: 7 to 11 p.m. today

Where: Stooges, Jackson

Open mic and jam session

Musicians come together and do what they do.

When: 9:30 p.m. today

Where: The Camp at Main Street Bar

Classic Country Band

Get your dose of old-time country.

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

Where: American Legion Hall, Jackson

Classic Touch Band

Another opportunity to dance the night away to traditional country.

When: 7 to 10 p.m. Friday

Where: Elks Lodge, Jackson

Clark Terry/Phi Mu Alpha Jazz Festival Gala Concert

World renowned jazz guitarist Wayne Goins performs.

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Where: Bedell Performance Hall, River Campus

Grand Beauty

Rockin' out at one of Cape Girardeau's favorite venues.

When: 9 p.m. Friday

Where: Broussard's

Gabby Johnson

Mississippi rockers make their way up north.

When: 9 p.m. Friday, Saturday

Where: Club Moxy

Jobu

Psychedelic jam from Southern Illinois.

When: 9 p.m. Friday

Where: Buckner Brewing Co.

Live piano by Jennifer Jolls

Jolls provides the musical backdrop.

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

Where: Royal N'Orleans

Atlantis Quartet

Jazz group from Minnesota takes the stage.

When: 9 p.m. Friday

Where: Port Cape Girardeau

Velvet Friend and Moon Taxi

Velvet Friend brings its quirky rock from Nashville, Tenn.

When: 9:30 p.m. Friday

Where: The Camp at Main Street Bar

Blizzard of Ozz, Drivin' Rain, Poor King

Ozzie Osbourne tribute band Blizzard of Ozz takes the stage with local rockers Drivin' Rain and Poor King.

When: 9 p.m. Saturday

Where: Schock's Pub, Scott City

Guns 'n' Roses Tribute

A Guns 'n' Roses Tribute band will perform with openers Promise to Burn.

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday (doors open at 6 p.m.)

Where: Arena Building

Kid Rock

Rock/hip hop hit maker comes to St. Louis.

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday

Where: Scottrade Center, St. Louis

Lojo Russo

Iowa singer/songwriter plays the intimate setting of the Underberg House Concerts.

When: 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday

Where: Underberg House (reservations required, call 334-7692)

Bill Hulvey and the Desert Rain Band

A country party in Burfordville.

When: 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday

Where: Little Ole Opry, Burfordville

Tim Hefland with special guest

Hefland provides live music for the Jackson crowd.

When: 8:30 p.m. Saturday

Where: Jackson Sports Grill

Shadow Thieves

Local alt-rockers throw a party for their CD release.

When: 9 p.m. Saturday

Where: Port Cape Girardeau

13th Floor

Blues rockers play the music Broussard's is famous for.

When: 9 p.m. Saturday

Where: Broussard's

Sam and Devon

Bluegrass from Southern Illinois.

When: 9 p.m. Saturday

Where: Buckner Brewing Co.

Bottom Feeders Blues Band

Straight up blues.

When: 9 p.m. Saturday

Where: Rude Dog Pub

Fists of Phoenix, the Otto Modest and Warchalking

Three of Cape Girardeau's premiere alternative rock acts on one bill.

When: 9:30 p.m. Saturday

Where: The Camp at Main Street Bar

Whiskey Creek

Southern rock and country from Sunday night regulars.

When: 8 to 11 p.m. Sunday

Where: Port Cape Girardeau

Steve Poltz

California singer/songwriter brings his act to the Underberg House.

When: 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday

Where: Underberg House (reservations required, call 334-7692)

Three Days Grace, Breaking Benjamin, Seether and Hurt

A four-band modern rock bill.

When: 7 p.m. Feb. 21

Where: Show Me Center

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