good bets 5/14/09

Thursday, May 14, 2009
Western Swing Music Society fifth annual showcase and dance
Live music and lots of true Western swing dancing.
Where: Cape Eagles No. 3375, 321 N. Spring St.
When: 2 to 11 p.m. today; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, Saturday

Performing arts

"Make Me a Match"

River City Players perform this romantic comedy about one power-player woman's search for a mate.

Where: River City Yacht Club, Port Cape

When: 7 p.m. show-only today; 7 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. show Friday, Saturday


Doug Rees

Starting the Tunes at Twilight preview with Kimberley Dahme.

Where: Stooges, Jackson

When: 7 p.m. today

Common Thread

Country rock.

Where: Bayou Bar & Grill, Pocahontas

When: 7 to 10 p.m. today

Ivas John Band

Illinois blues.

Where: Broussard's

When: 8 p.m. today

Live acoustic music with Matt Murphy

Party tunes.

Where: Slingers

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

AKA Chimes of Freedom

Music from the '60s.

Where: Ray's of Kelso, Kelso, Mo.

When: 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday

Classic Country Band

The good old stuff.

Where: American Legion hall

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

Tunes at Twilight

Kimberley Dahme comes back to Cape Girardeau with acoustic versions of her country sounds.

Where: Common Pleas Courthouse gazebo

When: 7 to 8 p.m. Friday

Jeff Hankins Band

Country and blues.

Where: Mississippi Mud House

When: 8 p.m. Friday

On Tap

Perryville rockers.

Where: Bel Air Grill

When: 8 p.m. Friday

Woodbox Gang

Another funky bluegrass band from Illinois.

Where: Buckner Brewing Co.

When: 9 p.m. Friday

Crossed Timbers


Where: Schock's Pub, Scott City

When: 9 p.m. Friday

Dirty 30s

Rock at the Rude Dog.

Where: Rude Dog Pub

When: 9 p.m. Friday

DJ Vince Brown

Won't let you down.

Where: The Phat Cat

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

The Intention

A large rockin' song list and energetic live performances.

Where: Club Moxy

When: 9 p.m. Friday, Saturday

Live piano music by Jennifer Jolls

Classics and contemporary performed on a piano.

Where: Royal N'Orleans restaurant

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

Bill Booth

Blues and rock.

Where: River Ridge Winery, Commerce, Mo.

When: 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday

Ozark Opry Band

Fun and dance. Bring a snack.

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

When: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday

Christian Rock Showcase

Before All Falls, Guard Your Heart and With or Without

Where: Mississippi Mud House

When: 7 p.m. Saturday

Corinne Chapman

Contemporary country.

Where: Stooges, Jackson

When: 8 p.m. Saturday

The Melroys


Where: Broussard's

When: 9 p.m. Saturday

Dirty 30s

Let's rock.

Where: Buckner Brewing Co.

When: 9 p.m. Saturday

Riverfront Beatz

DJs in the basement.

Where: Ragsdale's

When: 9 p.m. Saturday

Oh for Audio

Rocking progressive soul.

Where: Rude Dog Pub

When: 9 p.m. Saturday

Dance Party with the Male Man

Wear your dancin' shoes.

Where: Double Nickel II, Sikeston, Mo.

When: 8 p.m. Saturday

DJ Lance

Just pretend you can dance.

Where: Slingers

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

Dan Wiethop and Don Greenwood

Have a little Harmless Fun.

Where: River Ridge Winery, Commerce, Mo.

When: 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday

Jam session

Join in.

Where: Hombre Hair Salon

When: 5 p.m. Sunday

Sit-in jam band

Don't be shy.

Where: Show-Me's

When: 7:30 p.m. Sunday

Bruce Zimmerman and the Water Street Band

Blues band.

Where: Water Street Lounge, Port Cape

When: 8 to 11 p.m. Sunday

Bluegrass & Old Time Jam

Upright basses and little fiddles make music outside.

Where: Dennis Scivally Park

When: 6 p.m. Sunday



Arts and crafts in the park and afternoon music by Kimberley Dahme, Corinne Chapman and Reverend Raven and the Chain Smokin' Altar Boys

Where: Capaha Park

When: 9 a.m.; music from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday

Interpretive center events

Karla Vangilder will demonstrate stitched pillows and crafts. Rose Mary Oxley will perform dulcimer music and give free dulcimer lessons.

Where: Red House Interpretive Center

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday

Mike Hayden benefit "Hoedown"

A dinner and dancing hoedown with proceeds benefiting Mike Hayden, who was diagnosed with cancer. Dinner by Bayou Bar & Grill and music by Mark Rees. Drawings and silent auction. Tickets are $20. For more information, call 204-0800.

Where: Bavarian Halle

When: 6 to 11:30 p.m.; dinner from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday

Singles/couples dance

Dance sponsored by Parents Without Partners.

Where: Cape Girardeau VFW

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

Top female impersonators

Putting on a show.

Where: Independence Place

When: 11 p.m. Saturday

Irene's Country Dancers

Learn to dance.

Where: Cape Eagles No. 3775, 321 Spring St.

When: 7 to 9 p.m. Beginners class starts at 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday

Country Club Western Dance classes

Line dance and couples.

Where: American Legion Post 63, 2731 Thomas Drive

When: beginners, 6 p.m., open dance, 7 to 9 p.m. Monday

Hi-Cot'N Line Dancers

Another chance to dance.

Where: CrossRoads Fellowship Church

When: 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday



Where: Thirsty's Bar

When: 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. Friday

Renegade karaoke

Where: Daytimer Lounge

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


Where: Willa's Getaway, McClure, Ill.

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

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