Delirious Nomad | 01.07

eaglesThe polar bears are running out of room to roam, thanks to global warming. How long before the bald eagles are screwed, too? Watch them fly south (the eagles, not the bears) for the winter in the in Alton, Grafton and Granite City areas (all month,, and catch the Eagle Days spotting and demo events at both the Missouri Bottom Conservation Area and the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge (Jan. 13-14,, while you still can.

The original Broadway version of Ain't Misbehavin' had something that simply can never be duplicated: Nell Carter. You can't say enough about that woman – she was pure magnetism. Those rollicking Fats Waller songs sure didn't hurt, though, and you can hear them again courtesy of the St. Louis Black Repertory Theatre, which performs Ain't Misbehavin' at Grandel Theatre (Jan. 3-Feb. 4, 314-534-3810,

How many ways can you destroy a Peep? Explode it in the microwave? Run over it in your car? Drop it into an active volcano? Something about the death of the cute little marshmallow chicks and bunnies brings 'em out in droves to Peeps!, a Lunch & Learn talk at the St. Louis Science Center, which is really just an excuse to torture this saccharine foodstuff into the next realm. (Jan. 5, 12, 19 & 26,


Through Feb. 1: On the Wing: Bird Photos by Paul Bauer at the Green Center (

Through Feb.: Wild bald-eagle-watching opportunities in Alton, Grafton, Granite City, etc. (

Through March 2: Landscapes in response to death of a loved one by Terrell Carter at Baseline Gallery (

Through March ‘07: Owl Prowl night hikes with owl-calling at World Bird Sanctuary (636-861-3225,

Jan. 2-26: Free admission at Mo. Botanical Garden (

Jan. 3: Strange Brew: Cult Films at Schlafly Bottleworks features Mel Brooks' Silent Movie sponsored by Webster Films (314-968-7487,

Jan. 3-28: Repertory Theatre of St. Louis presents G.B. Shaw's Heartbreak House at Loretto-Hilton Theatre (314-968-4925,

Jan. 3-Feb. 4: St. Louis Black Repertory Theatre presents Fats Waller musical revue Ain't Misbehavin' at Grandel Theatre (314-534-3810,

Jan. 4: Rockin' Robins (four women named Robin: Schiff, Schaer, Behn, and Ekiss) read their poetry at Observable Readings series at Schlafly Bottleworks (

Jan. 5: Harlem Globetrotters at Scottrade Center (314-241-1888,

Jan. 5: First Friday Gallery & Design Walk Downtown on & around Washington Avenue (314-406-5778,

Jan. 5: Same Place, Different View, works bv Fabrizio Passanisi & Sarah Giannobile on view at Fort Gondo (

Jan. 5: Prizewinners from the International Festival of Films on Art featuring Minotauromaquia, Pablo in the Labyrinth (2004, 10 minutes, claymation) and The Hermitage Dwellers (2003, 73 minutes, on longtime employees of Russian museum) at St. Louis Art Museum (314-721-0072,

Jan. 5-6: Haunting Spanish film on Franco and Frankenstein Spirit of the Beehive at Webster Films (314-968-7487,

Jan. 5-6: "Looking Back, Looking Forward" performance by COCAdance at COCA (

Jan. 5-7: Let's Go Fishing Show at Collinsville Gateway Center (

Jan. 5, 12, 19 & 26: Peeps! destruction of Peeps marshmallow candy as part of Lunch & Learn at St. Louis Science Center (

Jan. 5-Feb. 3: Jenna Bauer: Thunder Fields plus industrial paintings by Cindy Tower at Bruno David Gallery (

Jan. 6: "World's Drunkest Band" J Boozer performs free in-store concert at Vintage Vinyl in U. City (

Jan. 7: New Music Circle presents Rob Voisey's 60X60 avant garde music-video compilation & experimental saxophonist Andre Vida with his "Vidatone animated notation system" at Webster Univ. Moore Auditorium (

Jan. 9: Noted local activist Percy Green discusses "Why We Must Raise Hell" at St. Louis Public Library-Schlafly Branch (

Jan. 10: Screening of Calendar Girls at St. Louis County Library-Weber Road Branch; screening of anime classic Nausicaa, Valley of the Wind at St. Louis County Library-Daniel Boone Branch (

Jan. 11-14: St. Louis RV, Camping & Travel Show at America's Center (

Jan. 11-21: Metro Theater Co. presents US premiere of Emil Sher's Holocaust play Hana's Suitcase at Edison Theatre (314-534-1111)

Jan. 12: The Gnu Show, group art show, opens at new Art Coop gallery (2400 S. Jefferson, 995-1515)

Jan. 12: Prizewinners from the International Festival of Films on Art featuring Paul Klee-The Silence of the Angel (2005, 52 minutes) and Traces, Women's Imprints (2004, 52 minutes, on female mural painters of Burkina Faso) at St. Louis Art Museum (314-721-0072,

Jan. 12-14: New Terry Gilliam film on neglected child's freaky imagination Tideland at Webster Films (314-968-7487,

Jan. 12-March 4: Matters at Hand: Contemporary Narrative Tapestry at Craft Alliance (

Jan. 13: Loop Ice Carnival with ice maze, ice carving demos, snowboarders, snowball-throwing, fire performers, photo ops, restaurant specials, live music, free comics, s'mores roast, ice slide, human dogsled races, chili cookoff & more in U. City Loop (

Jan. 13: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Celebration highlighting impact that Dr. King had on Mexican American labor activist César Chávez; with photography, song, and music at St. Louis Art Museum (314-721-0072,

Jan. 13-14: Eagle Days live-eagle spotting and demo event at both Mo. Bottom Conservation Area & Old Chain of Rocks Bridge (

Jan. 13-15: Cardinals Winter Warm-Up at Millennium Hotel (

Jan. 14: Harlem Gospel Choir performs at UMSL's Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center (314-516-4949,

Jan. 14: Is the Dream Dead?: A Martin Luther King, Jr. Remembrance with St. Louis in Black & White tour of galleries, Race to the Finish Line theatre performances and lecture on St. Louis' role in civil rights movement by curator African American Collections Jacqueline K. Dace at Mo. History Museum (314-746-4599,

Jan. 15: River Styx at Duff's Reading Series presents authors David Meltzer & Josh Bell (314-533-4541,

Jan. 16: Author of Why Do I Love These People?: Understanding, Surviving and Creating Your Own Family Po Bronson reads from and signs his books at Left Bank Bools (, 314-367-6731)

Jan. 16, 23 & 30: Lunch & Learn Series: African American Lives with screenings of landmark PBS program in which Chris Tucker, Oprah Winfrey, Quincy Jones etc. use DNA analysis to trace their ancestry through American history and back to Africa, at Mo. History Museum (314-746-4599,

Jan. 17: Stravinksy's The Soldier's Tale featuring members of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra with Wayne Brady at UMSL's Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Ctr. (, 314-516-4949)

Jan. 17-Feb. 4: Repertory Theatre of St. Louis presents Caryl Churchill drama about three men and their relationship with their father, A Number, in Studio space (314-968-4925,

Jan. 18: Author of How to Spell Like a Champ: Roots, Lists, Rules, Tricks & Bee-Winning Tips from the Pros Carolyn Andrews reads from and signs her works at Left Bank Books (314-367-6731,

Jan. 18: Cine 16 free 16-mm academic films presents "Changing Landscapes: The Automobile" program at Mo. History Museum (314-746-4599,

Jan. 19: Fish Houses: Prints by Larry Stark, and 4 Documentary Projects: Photography of Sam Fentress, Barbara McDonnell, Susan Pittman and Becca Young open at Galleries at the Sheldon (

Jan. 19: Prizewinners from the International Festival of Films on Art featuring Bacon's Arena (on painter of the grotesque Francis Bacon) at St. Louis Art Museum (314-721-0072,

Jan. 19-20: Iraq in Fragments at Webster Films (314-968-7487,

Jan. 19-21: Theatreworks USA presents Seussical the Musical as part of St. Louis Family Theatre Series at Florissant Civic Ctr. Theatre (314-921-5678,

Jan. 19-28: West End Players Guild presents George Bernard Shaw drama Don Juan in Hell at Union Ave. Christian Church (314-367-0025)

Jan. 19-Feb. 24: Work by Jamie Adams & Catherine Howe at Philip Slein Gallery (314-621-4634,

Jan. 20: Big-effect magician Terry Richison performs at West County YMCA (636-532-6515, ext. 227)

Jan. 20: Schlafly Ale Cabin Fever with 18 different beers for a single admission fee at Schlafly Bottleworks (

Jan. 20: HOT, HOT, HOT warm-up fun with crafts, games, steel-drum band & sandcastles at Butterfly House (636-530-0076,

Jan. 20: A Prairie Home Companion live with Garrison Keillor at Fox Theatre (

Jan. 22: High School Musical: The Concert at Scottrade Center (314-241-1888,

Jan. 23: Hip Hop: Behind the Beats & Rhymes, A Writing Workshop with MK Stallings featuring screening of documentary on violence, machismo and homophobia in hip hop culture, plus writing session for students, at Mo. History Museum (reservations due by Jan. 16, 314-746-4599,

Jan. 23: Author of The Big Oyster: History on the Half-Shell Mark Kurlansky reads from and signs his works at Left Bank Books (314-367-6731,

Jan. 24: Author of Love & Other Impossible Pursuits and controversial essayist Ayelet Waldman reads from and signs her works at Left Bank Books (314-367-6731,

Jan. 24-28: St. Louis Auto Show at America's Center & Edward Jones Dome (

Jan. 24-Feb. 11: New Jewish Theatre presents David Hare one-man play on Israeli/Palestinian conflict Via Dolorosa at Jewish Community Ctr. (314-442-3283,

Jan. 25: Screening of Hip Hop: Behind the Beats & Rhymes, documentary on violence, machismo and homophobia in hip hop culture, at Mo. History Museum (314-746-4599,

Jan. 25: Natural Bridge litmag issue release party at Left Bank Books (, 314-367-6731)

Jan. 25: Burns Night bagpipes, poetry, haggis, Scotch & Scotch ale at Schlafly Tap Room (

Jan. 26: Arts & Issues series presents African American wind quintet Imani Winds at SIUE (618-650-2774,

Jan. 26: Art films of Lorna Simpson at St. Louis Art Museum (314-721-0072,

Jan. 26: I Remember Heaven: Jim Hodges and Andy Warhol and the Contemporary Project Series 2007 featuring Slater Bradley open at Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (

Jan. 27: St. Louis Classical Guitar Society presents Xuefei Yang at Ethical Society (, 314-567-5566)

Jan. 27-28: St. Louis Food & Wine Experience to benefit Repertory Theatre of St. Louis at Chase Park Plaza (314-968-4925)

Jan. 27-March 11: Orchid Show at Mo. Botanical Garden (

Jan. 28: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra chamber group interprets art as part of Sounds from the Collection Series at St. Louis Art Museum (

Jan. 28: St. Louis Regional Bicycle Federation Swap Meet and Bike Show at Gateway Center in Collinsville, IL (

Jan. 29: Screening of steamy Chinese film Temptress Moon at St. Louis Public Library-Schlafly Branch (

Jan. 30: Expressions of American Liberty & Freedom program with readings of works by Woody Allen, Stephen Crane, Donald Barthelme, e.e. cummings & others by Susan Shipman Cryer at Mo. History Museum (314-746-4599,

Jan. 30-Feb. 11: The Light in the Piazza musical at Fox Theatre (

Jan. 31: St. Louis Blues offer "Ladies & Left Wings" beginners' hockey class just for women at Scottrade Center (314-622-2524)

Jan. 31: Author Henry Louis Gates speaks at Graham Chapel as part of Washington Univ. Assembly Series (314-935-4620)

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