Delirious Nomad | 03.07

nomad2 March 30: Mad Arf pet-themed group art show to benefit Stray Rescue at Mad Art

 

 

 

 

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Local comedian Brett Clawson had a wonderfully sick take, a laconic delivery and a bright future. His star was on the rise when he passed away suddenly at age 32 in January of this year. His comedian and musician friends will perform at a tribute night to him at Brewkeez in Florissant on March 2 (www.brettclawson.com). Fans of the similarly inclined Doug Stanhope especially enjoyed Brett's talents.
    Some of us like to gawk at freaks, whereas others among us prefer to wave our freak flag and let the weirdness ooze forth and drip to the pavement. Both oglers and ogled find reason to go on at the annual NADADADA carnival of performance art and new media at Mad Art. This year's function is billed as a "Freak Show" featuring the "Tickle Torture Machine" (March 3, www.madart.com). Dress as a freak for free entry.
    Roses made from radish are nice, but Mr. Qiu is waaaaaay beyond those parlor tricks. The chef and master of the Asian Culinary Art of Fruit & Vegetable Carving turns a cantaloupe into a bouquet of flowers and a turnip into a swan at the St. Louis County Library-Daniel Boone Branch (March 20, 636-207-0175). He offers a fruity tutorial for the assembled, too.

Ongoing: Indian Bollywood films every other weekend at Wehrenberg St. Charles 18 Cine (314-423-9990, www.seemaent.com)
March 1: Select Nights with live music by the Irish Xiles, beer & appetizers at Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (www.contemporarystl.org)
March 1-3: FIRST Robotics Competition St. Louis Regional at the Family Arena in St. Charles (www.slcl.org)
March 2: Tribute to edgy comedian Brett Clawson at Brewkeez in Florissant, with comedy & music (www.brettclawson.com)
March 2: MOMA Assoc. Curator of Photography Jeff Rosenheim speaks at Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (www.contemporarystl.org)
March 2-3: Diadie Bathily and Co. perform West African dance The Mask Returns at COCA (www.cocastl.org, 314-725-6555)
March 2-4: Annual (pun intended) Art in Bloom event pairs grand flower arrangements with art that inspired them throughout galleries of St. Louis Art Museum; March 2: Cleveland's Cavani String Quartet performs free concert; March 3: Erin Bode performs free vocal jazz concert (www.slam.org, 314-721-0072)
March 2-5: The Top Ten Most Controversial Movies of All Time free film series at Gallery Visio, Millennium Student Ctr., UMSL (includes Toxic Avenger, Caligula, Man Bites Dog, Inside Deep Throat, A Clockwork Orange, Pink Flamingos, etc. http://www.umsl.edu/~visio)
March 2-8: New impenetrable David Lynch film Inland Empire, at Webster Films (314-968-7487, www.webster.edu/filmseries.html)
March 2-31: Glenn Goldberg's In Search of Spring at Philip Slein Gallery (314-621-4634, www.philipsleingallery.com)
March 2-April 13: Photography exhibition featuring Landscapes by Laura Sher and Caleb Hauck, "Clay Plus" by Amber Bradshaw and W. Mitch Young, and video piece by Brett Williams at Foundry Art Centre in St. Charles (636-255-0270, www.foundryartcentre.org)
March 2-April 13: Hirokazu Fukawa installation at St. Louis Community Colege-Meramec (http://www.stlcc.edu/mc/dept/art/gallery2007.htm)
March 2-May 20: British Works on Paper, 1850-1880 at St. Louis Art Museum (314-721-0072, www.slam.org)
March 3: First Saturday of each month is Young Artists' Night with poetry, music & art at Broadway Ctr. of the Arts in Belleville (www.broadwaycenterofarts.com)
March 3: Moody space-rockers Six Parts Seven play free in-store concert at Vintage Vinyl (www.myspace.com/sixpartsseven); also, Apples in Stereo perform free concert at noon (www.vintagevinyl.com)
March 3: AMP'D MOBILE World Supercross GP/ AMP'D MOBILE AMA Supercross Series motorbike racing at Edward Jones Dome (314-241-1888, www.ticketmaster.com)
March 3: NADADADA Carnival & Freak Show of performance art & new media featuring Tickle Torture Machine at Mad Art (www.madart.com); dress as a freak for free entry
March 4: Purim in Outer Space Jewish festival at Chabad House (314-725-0400)
March 4, 8, 9, 16 & 25: Premiere of Freeing the Caged Bird, new piece for woodwind quintet Equinox Chamber Players, by composer Dr. Barbara Harbach and scholar Dr. Kathleen Nigro, on Maya Angelou, Kate Chopin, Sara Teasdale and Emily Hahn, four of St. Louis' most accomplished writers, at various venues (www.equinoxchamberplayers.org/calendar.htm)
March 5: Black Rep presents Kelvin Roston's Psychology of a Genius as part of I Stand Alone monologue series at Black Rep Monsanto Center for Performing Arts Education, 1717 Olive Street, 4th Floor (www.theblackrep.org, 314-534-3810)
March 5: That 70's (Chamber Music) Show featuring Webster University Wind Ensemble performing music from the 1870's and 1970's, including pieces by Reich, Dvorak and Donizetti at New Community Music School of Webster University, 565 Garden, lower level (314-968-7128)
March 5: Author of What a Party!: My Life Among Democrats Terry McAuliffe reads from & signs his book at the Ethical Society of St. Louis, sponsored by Left Bank Books (314-367-6731. www.left-bank.com)
March 6: New Media Series: Rivane Neuenschwander, Joe Carioca opens at St. Louis Art Museum (www.slam.org, 314-721-0072)
March 7: Creator of film Thin Lauren Greenfield speaks as part of Assembly Series at Graham Chapel, Washinton Univ. (314-935-5285)
March 7: "An Assessment of the Iraq War and the Bush Foreign Policy: Point-Counterpoint," lecture with Frederic Pearson of Wayne State's Ctr. for Peace & Conflict Studies and J. Martin Rochester of UMSL throwing off the gloves & beating each other like manly men at the Millennium Student Ctr., UMSL (http://www.umsl.edu/services/cis/images/cal_images/Fedder_REALLY_lg.jpg)
March 7: Strange Brew: Cult Films at Schlafly Bottleworks features Airport 75, sponsored by Webster Films (314-968-7487, www.webster.edu/filmseries.html)
March 8: Dr. Dog performs free in-store concert at Vintage Vinyl (www.vintagevinyl.com)
March 8: St. Louis Magazine Sips & Sounds party to benefit Metropolis St. Louis with at Mad Art (www.madart.com)
March 8: Kevin Prufer, John Gallaher, and Wayne Miller read their poetry at Observable Readings series at Schlafly Bottleworks (observable.org/readings)
March 9: The Bears play free in-store concert at Vintage Vinyl (www.vintagevinyl.com)
March 9: Forbidden Fashion Build St. Louis benefit with Project Runway's Kara Janx & her fashions, burlesque divas in jail cells, etc. at Mad Art (www.madart.com)
March 9: Glastonbury Music Fest doc opens at Tivoli (www.landmarktheatres.com)
March 9: Blind Boys of Alabama at the Sheldon (www.sheldonconcerthall.org, 314-533-9900)
March 9-10: Dance St. Louis presents Shen Wei Dance Arts at UMSL's Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Ctr. (www.dancestlouis.org)
March 9-10: Stout & Oyster Fest with shucking contests at Schlafly Tap Room (www.schlafly.com)
March 9-18: West End Players Guild presents Agatha Christie thriller The Unexpected Guest at Union Ave. Christian Church (314-367-0025)
March 9-April 13: UMSL Women on the Move exhibition at Gallery Visio, Millennium Student Ctr. UMSL (www.umsl.edu/~galleryvisio)
March 10-11: American Indian & Ethnographic Show with Ill. Archaeological Society expo at Gateway Center in Collinsville (www.gatewaycenter.com)
March 11: St. Louis Blues Festival with Bobby Blue Bland, Marvin Sease, Bobby Rush & others at Scottrade Center (www.scottradecenter.net)
March 12 & 19: Black Rep presents I'm Catchin' Hell: The Natalie Cole Story by Christi Strickland and The Girl from New Orleans with the New York Accent by Richon May as part of I Stand Alone monologue series at Black Rep Monsanto Center for Performing Arts Education, 1717 Olive Street, 4th Floor (www.theblackrep.org, 314-534-3810)
March 12-April 6: Paintings & drawings by Dongfeng Li at St. Louis Community College-Forest Park Gallery of Art (314-644-9231)
March 13: NPR program host Krista Tippett reads from & signs Speaking of Faith: Listening for God at Ethical Society of St. Louis, sponsored by Left Bank Books (314-367-6731. www.left-bank.com)
March 14: Pi Day at St. Louis Science Ctr. with activities related to the number Pi (www.slsc.org)
March 14-April 1: New Jewish Theatre presents Naomi Ragen drama on Orthodox woman leaving her family behind Women's Minyan at Jewish Community Ctr. (314-442-3283, www.newjewishtheatre.org)
March 14-April 1: Repertory Theatre of St. Louis presents Lanie Robertson drama on art collector Peggy Guggenheim, Woman Before a Glass, in Studio space (314-968-4925, www.repstl.org)
March 15-18: War on Film series featuring In the Year of the Pig, Paths of Glory, Thin Red Line, & M*A*S*H at Webster Films (314-968-7487, www.webster.edu/filmseries.html)
March 15-25: Avalon Theatre Co. presents Richard Maltby, Jr. & David Shire musical revue Closer Than Ever at Union United Methodist Church (3543 Watson Rd., 314-351-6482, www.avalontheatre.org)
March 16: Waking Desire: The Films of Merchant Ivory featuring Howard's End at St. Louis Art Musuem (www.slam.org, 314-721-0072)
March 16: Local rockers The Coherent play free in-store concert at Vintage Vinyl (www.myspace.com/thecoherent)
March 16: Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs opens at Omnimax Theatre at St. Louis Science Ctr. (www.slsc.org)
March 16: Author of You Don't Love Me Yet Jonathan Lethem reads from & signs his book at Left Bank Books (314-367-6731. www.left-bank.com)
March 16-April 14: Peter Marcus: Horsehead, plus new works by Chris Rubin de la Borbolla & Dickson Beall at Bruno David Gallery (314-531-3030, www.brunodavidgallery.com)
March 17: Observable Readings series St. Patrick's Day poetry event at The Royale
(observable.org/readings)
March 17: Drink green beer
March 17: This Story performs free in-store concert at Vintage Vinyl (www.vintagevinyl.com)
March 19: Josh Kryah & Donna Biffar read from their works at River Styx at Duff's Reading Series (314-533-4541, www.riverstyx.org)
March 19: Poet & author of Acolytes Nikki Giovanni reads from & signs her book at St. Louis Public Library, Central Branch (314-367-6731. www.left-bank.com)
March 20: Explosions: A Festival of Percussion at UMSL's Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Ctr. (www.touhill.org, 314-516-4949)
March 20: St. Louis Small Business Expo at St. Charles Convention Center by the Embassy Suites(www.SBMon.com, 314-569-0076)
March 20: Fruit-carving artist Mr. Qiu can turn a cantaloupe into a bouquet of flowers and a turnip into a cute swan using a small and very sharp pointed knife, and show you how, at St. Louis County Library-Daniel Boone Branch (636-207-0175)    
March 21-April 15:  St. Louis Black Repertory Theatre presents August Wilson drama Gem of the Ocean at Grandel Theatre (314-534-3810, www.theblackrep.org)
March 21-April 15: Repertory Theatre of St. Louis presents Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Homes: The Final Adventure at Loretto-Hilton Theatre (314-968-4925, www.repstl.org)
March 22: Author of Neck Deep & Other Predicaments Anders Monson reads from & signs his award-winning non-fiction book at Left Bank Books (314-367-6731. www.left-bank.com)
March 22-25: Y Rep presents Adam Long comedy Complete Works of Wm. Shakespeare (Abridged) at West County YMCA (636-532-6515, ext. 227)
March 22-April 1: Hydeware Theatre presents tale of awakening lesbianism & hate crimes Stop Kiss at COCA (314-368-7306, www.hydewaretheatre.org)
March 23: Waking Desire: The Films of Merchant Ivory featuring The Golden Bowl at St. Louis Art Musuem (www.slam.org, 314-721-0072)
March 23: Hip-hopper L.A. performs free in-store concert at Vintage Vinyl (www.vintagevinyl.com)
March 23: Les Folies Russes performs Russian dance extravaganza at UMSL's Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Ctr. (314-516-4949, www.touhill.org)
March 23: Arts & Issues series presents North Carolina Dance Theatre at SIUE (618-650-2774, www.artsandissues.com)
March 23: St. Louis Philharmonic featuring music of Weber, Beethoven & Stravinsky at 560 Trinity (314-421-3600, www.stlphilharmonic.org)
March 23& 25: NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship Midwest Regional at America's Center (www.ticketmaster.com)
March 23-24: Slaughter Project dance troupe presents Ritual Bounty at COCA (314-534-1111, www.metrotix.com)
March 23-25: MOPACA Invitational Alpaca Show at National Equestrian Center in Lake St. Louis (www.mopaca.org)
March 24: National Players present Importance of Being Earnest at Florissant Civic Ctr. Theatre (314-921-5678, www.florissantmo.com)
March 24: St. Louis Museum Stores Garage Sale in the Living World at St. Louis Zoo (314-781-0900, www.stlzoo.org)
March 24: Archaeological Institute of America, St. Louis Society 100th Anniversary Symposium with 7 speakers on ancient coins, paper, glass etc. at the St. Louis Art Museum (users.stlcc.edu/mfuller/aia)
March 24: Scene of Irony performs free in-store concert at Vintage Vinyl (www.vintagevinyl.com)
March 24-25: Wurstfest at Stone Hill Winery (800-909-WINE)
March 25: National Players present Othello at Florissant Civic Ctr. Theatre (314-921-5678, www.florissantmo.com)
March 25: Holocaust Museum & Learning Center free film series presents doc on Jews who escaped to China Shanghai Ghetto (www.hmlc.org)
March 25: Slow Food St. Louis Convivial Pursuit Food Trivia Night at Mad Art (www.madart.com)
March 25: Art St. Louis Grape Arts XIV wine auction/taste fundraiser at Windows Off Washington (314-241-4810)
March 25: New Music Circle presents cellist Carl Hultgren at location TBA (www.newmusiccircle.org)
March 25: KFUO Classic 99 FM From the Garden Live concert series starts at Mo. Botanical Garden (www.mobot.org, 314-577-9441)
March 26: Second annual Kevin Kline Awards for achievement in local theatre at Roberts Orpheum Theatre (www.kevinklineawards.org)
March 27-April 8: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels musical at Fox Theatre (www.metrotix.com)
March 30: Cuban Missiles performs free in-store concert at Vintage Vinyl (www.vintagevinyl.com)
March 30: Mad Arf pet-themed group art show to benefit Stray Rescue at Mad Art (314-771-8230, www.strayrescue.org)
March 30: Currents 100: Angelina Gualdoni opens at St. Louis Art Museum; Oskar Fischinger Tribute of early animation films screened, also (314-721-0072, www.slam.org)
March 30: From Kettle to Keg: Brewing in St. Louis opens at Mo. History Museum (www.mohistory.org, 314-746-4599)
March 30-April 14: Italian Film Festival of St. Louis screens recent Italian films with English subtitles at Brown Hall, Washington University (www.italianfilmfestivalstlouis.com)
March 31: St. Louis Classical Guitar Society presents Carlos Perez at Ethical Society (williamash@sbcglobal.net, 314-567-5566)
March 31: Saints & Heroes performs free in-store concert at Vintage Vinyl (www.vintagevinyl.com)
March 31: Tamburitzans of Duquesne University folk goliaths perform as part of Intl. performing Arts series at Touhill Ctr., UM-St. Louis (http://www.umsl.edu/services/cis/images/cal_images/IPA_Tamburitzans_lg.gif)

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