Good Bets

Thursday, April 10, 2008


"Biloxi Blues"

Neil Simon's play about a Brooklynite sent to Biloxi, Miss., for basic training during World War II.

Where: Bedell Performance Hall, River Campus

When: 7:30 p.m. today, Friday, Saturday

"A Beverly Hillbilly Vacation"

A comedy presented by the youth group.

Where: Jackson First General Baptist Church

When: 6:30 p.m. Friday, 5 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday

"The Pajama Game"

Love blossoms in a pajama factory during a labor fight for a raise. Based on the novel "7-1/2 Cents" by Richard Bissell.

Where: Notre Dame Regional High School

When: 8 p.m. today through Sunday

St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

Their first Cape Girardeau appearance in 18 years.

Where: Bedell Performance Hall, River Campus

When: 3 p.m. Sunday


Doug Rees

The young and talented Nick Hines joins the Jackson regular.

Where: Stooges, Jackson

When: 7 to 11 p.m. today

Ivas John Band

Port Cape regulars bring home some blues.

Where: Water Street Lounge, Port Cape

When: 8 p.m. to midnight today

Rock 'n' roll night

Rock 'n' Roll all night long.

Where: Double Nickel II, Sikeston, Mo.

When: 9 p.m. today

Classic Country Band

The name says it all.

Where: American Legion hall, Jackson

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

Jason Deberry

Acoustic artist from Dexter, Mo.

Where: Grace Cafe

When: 8 p.m. Friday

Zebra Mussels

A show you have to experience for yourself.

Where: Buckner Brewing Co.

When: 9 p.m. Friday

Mike Renick Band

Familiar town favorite plays at the pub.

Where: Rude Dog Pub

When: 9 p.m. Friday

Losing Altitude

Southern rock band plays a two-night gig in Southeast Missouri.

Where: Club Moxy

When: 9 p.m. Friday, Saturday

Live piano music by Jennifer Jolls

Sit back and relax while with the piano woman.

Where: Royal N'Orleans

When: 6:30 to 10 p.m. Friday, Saturday

Brian Muench

Smooth guitar for a Saturday afternoon.

Where: Bel-Air Grill

When: 1:30 p.m. Saturday

Elliot Ranney

Enjoy outdoor wine and music.

Where: River Ridge Winery, Commerce

When: 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday

Dova Grove

Funky foursome with a jam band sound you can dance to.

Where: River City Yacht Club, Port Cape

When: 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday

Delicious Fishes

St. Louis trio with an extensive cover list.

Where: Bel-Air Grill

When: 8:30 p.m. Saturday

The Skinny Dips

Two great spinners who love to party.

Where: Ragsdales, below Buckner Brewing Co.

When: 9 p.m. Saturday

The Melroys

Three-piece band performing original rock, cool covers and old favorites with a jangly twang.

Where: Broussard's

When: 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday

The Hipnecks

The Columbia, Mo., act appears with personal friends, the Mike Renick Band.

Where: Rude Dog Pub

When: 9:30 p.m., Saturday

Bruce Zimmerman

Missouri blues and Missouri wine.

Where: River Ridge Winery, Commerce

When: 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday

Whiskey Creek

Familiar country sound from Port Cape regulars.

Where: River City Yacht Club, Port Cape

When: 8 to 11 p.m. Sunday

Blues Gone Awry

Bringin' blues back to Broussard's.

Where: Broussard's

When: 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Sunday


Wine tasting

Enjoy wines from Australia, Argentina and Italy in a learning environment.

Where: Cup 'n' Cork

When: 7 to 9 p.m. Friday

Irene's Country Dancers

Dance the night away.

Where: Cape Eagles

When: singles/line, 7 to 9 p.m. beginners' class starts at 6 p.m. today

Sightseeing Excursion

Ride the St. Louis Iron Mountian & Southern Railway through the hills.

Where: Jackson

When: 1 p.m., Saturday

Bob Towner/Allen Gathman Presentation

"God after Darwin?" presentation on religion and Darwinism.

Where: Kent Library, Southeast Missouri State University

When: noon Wednesday


Cape River Heritage Museum

Featured exhibit of author Jean Bell Mosley.

Where: 538 Independence St.

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

Edward Bernard Gallery

Three out-of-towner artist's works including recycled glass pieces, new jewelry and handmade jacquard silk scarves.

Where: 107 West Drive, Suite D; 332-7733

When: noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday

Garden Gallery

Art Educator's Fine Arts exhibition with art from 23 current or former art teachers from the area.

Where: 835 Broadway; 332-7123

When: noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday

Arts Council

The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri will feature works by Jerry Miller, digital works by Robert Grable, and the newest work of the Visual Arts Cooperative.

Where: 32 N. Main St.; 334-9233

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday

Black Door Gallery

An exhibit of Randy Powders wood works and Nathan Themm's pottery and sculptures.

Where: 124 S. Spanish St.; 573-225-7734

When: By appointment through April 28

River Campus Art Gallery

Annual Art Students Juried Exhibition features art work from high school students in Southeast Missouri.

Where: 518 S. Fountain St.; 651-2143

When: 1 to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday

WESTRAY/Cat Ranch Art Guild

Russell Callahan, an artist of wood turning, is the Westray Art Studio featured artist for the month. Also on display are more than 300 works of art by area artists in various mediums.

Where: 1930B Broadway; 573-238-2334

When: noon to 6 p.m.

The Untitled Gallery

The gallery will feature photography from the SEMO Photography Club. Other SEMO artists specializing in sculpture and painting will be on display.

Where: 116 North Main St.; 573-318-4720

When: 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday

Gallery 125

Three artists getting back together to have "The Show" they've been talking about for more than 15 years. Luke Cano, a 3D ceramic artist, Scott Kelley a surrealism and wildlife realism artist and Craig Thomas, a 2D artist known for fine art, street painting and murals.

Where: 125 N. Main St.; 335-6850

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday



Where: Brothers Lounge

When: 8:30 p.m. to midnight today


Where: Show-Me's

When: 8 p.m. today

Karaok with T.J. Jackson

Where: Cape Girardeau VFW Hall

When: 6:30 p.m. Friday


Where: Strike Zone, Main Street Lanes, Jackson

When: 9:30 p.m. Friday

Lil Star Karaoke and Sound System

Where: Rustic Lounge, Zalma, Mo.

When: 8 p.m. to midnight Friday

Renegade Karaoke

Where: Daytimer's Lounge

When: 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday

Wattz Up Karaoke

Where: Muddy Waters, Egypt Mills

When: 9 p.m. Friday, Saturday


Where: Pockets

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


Where: Willa's Getaway, McClure, Ill.

When: 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.

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