Good bets 1/22/09

Thursday, January 22, 2009
Mega Monster Truck Tour
Giants in the auto world join Motocross stunt pros to show you what happens when you mess with "Big Dawg."
Where: Show Me Center When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday

Performing arts

Opera Theatre

Southeast Missouri State University students present "The Marriage of Figaro," an opera about marriage, betrayal and exposing a philanderer.

Where: Shuck Recital Hall

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

Steve Poltz
Americana Troubadour.
Where: Underberg House When: 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday

Live music

Doug E. Rees

Doug E. is joined by Bruce Zimmerman.

Where: Stooges, Jackson

When: 7 to 11 p.m. today

Ivas John Band

Illinois blues on a weekday night.

Where: Broussard's

When: 8 p.m. today

Live acoustic music

Matt Murphy brings a mike, a guitar and a party.

Where: Slingers

When: 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. today

Classic Country Band

Throwback to the old days.

Where: American Legion hall, Jackson

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

Westward Sons

Everything from Southern Rock to Irish tunes.

Where: Buckner Brewing Co.

When: 9 p.m. Friday

Mid-Life Crisis

Southeast Missouri hard rock.

Where: Jimmi's Restaurant & Bar

When: 8 p.m. to close, Friday, Saturday

Canadian Customs

Five-piece indie rock band from Illinois.

Where: Club Moxy

When: 9 p.m. Friday, Saturday

Live piano music by Jennifer Jolls

A classy reprieve.

Where: Royal N'Orleans

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

Improv of 7 Dying Men

The inaugural concert for Cape's newest place.

Where: Mississippi Mud House

When: 6 p.m. Saturday

Ozark Opry Band

Bring a cooler for sittin' and sippin'.

Where: Ozark Opry, 181 Lillie Kaye Ann Drive, Jackson

When: 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday

CD release party

Mark Rees has put his country sound on an album for everyone to enjoy.

Where: Stooges, Jackson

When: 8 p.m. Saturday

Pearl River

There's pool and plenty of room for dancing.

Where: Thirsty's

When: 9 p.m. to close Saturday

The Dimensions

Hot hall on a Saturday night.

Where: American Legion hall, Jackson

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

It's '80s rock 'n' roll, but I like it.

Where: Buckner Brewing Co.

When: 9 p.m. Saturday

Dance Party with the Male Man

Put on your dancing shoes.

Where: Double Nickel II, Sikeston, Mo.

When: 8 p.m. Saturday

DJ Lance

He spins records while the barkeep spins bottles.

Where: Slingers

When: 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday

Saxy Jazz Motown Six

Motown concert and delicious buffet. Call 243-3923 for reservations.

Where: Kimbeland Country Club, Jackson

When: 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday

Jam session

Open to all.

Where: Hombre Hair Salon, 1422 N. Kingshighway

When: 5 p.m. Sunday

Faculty Showcase Series

Paul Thompson on flute, accompanied by Matt Yount on piano.

Where: Shuck Recital Hall

When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday

Visual arts

Gabriel Laderman

"An Unconventional Realist" opening reception.

Where: Crisp Museum

When: 4 to 6 p.m. Exhibit continues through March 15.


St. Augustine euchre tournament

There can be only one.

Where: St. Augustine School gym, Kelso

When: 7 p.m. Saturday

Book signing by Laura Benedict

Author of "Isabella Moon," "Surreal South" and "Calling Mr. Lonely Hearts: A Novel" will be there to sign her works.

Where: Barnes & Noble

When: 2 p.m. Sunday



Where: Club Moxy

When: 9 p.m. today

Karaoke with T.J. Jackson

Where: Cape Girardeau VFW hall

When: 6:30 p.m. Friday


Where: Thirsty's, across from Thorngate

When: 8 p.m. to midnight 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

Parkers Karaoke

Where: Lil Country Store, Highway 177

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

Karaoke contest

Where: Shock's Pub, Scott City

When: 9 p.m. Saturday


Where: Willa's Getaway, McClure, Ill.

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

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