Delirious Nomad | 05.07

nomad507bMay is hot like the Memorial Day bargain frenzy at the Gypsy Caravan flea market downtown.

 

 

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May is hot. Hot like swatting a wench with a turkey leg at the Greater St. Louis Renaissance Faire in Wentzville's Rotary Park (www.stlrenfaire.com). Hot like the Memorial Day bargain frenzy at the Gypsy Caravan flea market downtown (May 28, www.gypsycaravan-stl.org). Hot like the opening gala for the hottest Farmers' Market in town, the Tower Grove Farmers' Market in Tower Grove Park (May 12, www.tgmarket.org). Hot like the deep funk of the one and only George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, smoking down the Roberts Orpheum Theatre (May 8, www.robertsorpheum.com). And June  — that's gon' be even hotter.

May '07 LISTINGS:
May-Aug.: Trailnet sponsors weekly Tuesday evening Riverfront Trail Bicycle Rides departing from Laclede's Landing & Wednesday evening bicycle rides along trail around Creve Coeur Lake (314-416-9930, www.trailnet.org)
May-Aug.: Wednesday Night Bicycle Rides in "Central Corridor" & Thursday Night Rides through low-traffic streets in Des Peres, Ladue & Kirkwood sponsored by Trailnet Bicycle Fun Club (314-416-9930, www.trailnet.org)
May: myspace.com-themed art show at Hoffman-LaChance Fine Art (www.hoffmanlachancefineart.com)
May 1 and weekly on Tues.: Twilight Tuesdays outdoor concerts at Mo. History Museum with concessions; bring picnics & folding chairs (314-746-4599, www.mohistory.org)
May 2: Strange Brew: Cult Films at Schlafly Bottleworks features Escape From NY, sponsored by Webster Films (314-968-7487, www.webster.edu/filmseries.html)
May 2-5: St. Louis Storytelling Festival at various venues (www.umsl.edu/~conted/storyfes)
May 2-20: New Jewish Theatre presents Donald Margulies comedic drama What's Wrong With This Picture at Jewish Community Ctr. (314-442-3283, www.newjewishtheatre.org)
May 3: Student Chorus, African Drum Ensemble & Percussion Ensemble at St. Louis Community College-Forest Park, Bastian Theatre (314-644-9769)
May 3-June 3: I See What You're Saying, mixed media art on human (dis)connections by Mike Schuh, opens at MAPS in Belleville (618-334-4347, 225 N. Illinois St.)
May 4: CEO of the Aspen Institute and author of Einstein: His Life and Universe, Walter Isaacson, speaks at St. Louis County Library-Headquarters Branch (314-994-3300)
May 4: Virginia Lee Hunter, author of Carny, discusses her book of photographs of carnival workers, and her exhibition of same at Left Bank Books (www.left-bank.com)
May 4: St. Louis Philharmonic Orchestra performs music of Ravel, Britten & Debussy at former Community Music School of Webster University (314-421-3600, www.stlphilharmonic.org)
May 4: Raiders of the Lost Ark: An Adaptation, a shot-by-shot remake of the Spielberg film, screened at Webster Films with director Eric Zale & producer/star Chris Strompolos (314-968-7487, www.webster.edu/filmseries.html)
May 4 & 11: A La Carte means piano music by Mike Silverman, followed by three one-act plays about the quirks of relationships, plus stand-up by guest comedians and classic piano standards performed by Scott Sears at the Black Cat Theatre (314-963-8800, www.blackcattheatre.org)
May 4-6: Wings of Spring Confluence Birding Festival at Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary near Alton, IL (www.wingsofspring.org)
May 4-6: Cirque du Soleil's Delirium at Scottrade Center (www.ticketmaster.com)
May 4-6: Valley of Flowers Festival in Florissant (314-831-3500)
May 5: Trivia Gone Wild benefit at St. Louis Zoo (314-768-5440, www.stlzoo.org/yzf)
May 5: Cinco de Mayo Celebration at Kiener Plaza downtown (314-837-6100, hispanicfestivalstl.com)
May 5: Million Marijuana March to the Arch also at Kiener Plaza (gstlnorml.org)
May 7: Screening of new Clement Cann documentary The Black Rep: 25 Years and the Best is Yet to Come at St. Louis Public Library-Schlafly Branch (www.slpl.org)
May 7: River Styx annual Art and Literary Feast featuring
writer Richard Bausch and poet Allison Joseph at Duff's Restaurant (314-533-4541)
May 8: George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic at Roberts Orpheum Theatre (www.robertsorpheum.com)
May 8: Fuel & Metropolis sponsor Phat City Party at Dolce (www.stlmag.com/media/St-Louis-Magazine/Culture-Events/St-Louis-Magazine-Events)
May 8: SLSO Variety Night with St. Louis Symphony Orchestra musicians performing bluegrass, world, folk and mayhaps a bit o classical music at Lucas School House (www.myspace.com/lucasschoolhouse)
May 8-20: 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee musical at Fox Theatre (www.metrotix.com)
May 9: St. Louis Earth Day event featuring Robert F. Kennedy Jr., senior attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council and author of Crimes Against Nature, speaking on "Our Environmental Destiny" at Alberici Headquarters (8800 Page Blvd., 314- 961-5838)
May 10-12: St. Louis Brewers Heritage Festival with many varieties of microbrewed beer at Forest Park's Lindell Pavilion to benefit Lift for Life (314-436-7103, www.liftforlife.org)
May 11: Yada Yada Dada group show / masquerade at Art Coop at Jefferson Underground (artcoopstl@hotmail.com)
May 11: Arch Rival Roller Derby girls season kickoff fundraiser "Black Eye Affair" at Thaxton Bldg. (www.archrivalrollergirls.com)
May 11-12: The Second City in "Truth, Justice OR the American Way" at UMSL's Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Ctr. (www.touhill.org, 314-516-4949)
May 11-12: St. Louis Dance Festival at Edison Theatre (314-534-6622) May 11-13: Art Fair at Laumeier (www.laumeier.org)
May 11-20: Landmarks Assoc. Historic Preservation Week with cocktail parties, lectures, slide shows, awards presentations & Old North St. Louis-rehabs tour at various locations (stlouis.missouri.org/501c/landmarks)
May 11-July 1: Mapping the Territory exhibition at Craft Alliance (www.craftalliance.org)
May 12: Opening day of Tower Grove Farmers' Market in Tower Grove Park (www.tgmarket.org)
May 12: National City Castlewood Classic mountain-bike races at Castlewood State Pk. (www.stlbiking.com/mtb/castlewood.html)
May 13: NORML pro-marijuana-legalization Thomas Jefferson Birthday Bash at Stone Shelter at Tower Grove Pk. (www.gstlnorml.org)
May 14: Marcus Eriksen reads from & signs My River Home, an angry vet's journey down the Mississippi in a raft made from empty soda bottles, at Left Bank Books (314-367-6731)
May 16: Mystery author Elmore Leonard discusses his work at St. Louis Public Library-Central Branch (www.slpl.org)
May 17: Valentino Achak Deng, the hero from Dave Eggers' newest book, What is the What, speaks at St. Louis Public Library-Schlafly Branch (www.slpl.org)
May 17: Cocktails for Life benefit for PAWS HIV+/pet charity at many pubs around town (www.cocktailsforlife.com)
May 17-26: Muddy Waters Theatre presents Arthur Miller drama
After the Fall at St. John's Methodist Church Theatre (314-540-7831)
May 18: Katie Holten: Paths of Desire & Shoot the Family open at Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (www.contemporarystl.org)
May 18-20: Art on the Square art fair, Belleville Public Square (618-257-0747, www.artonthesquare.com)
May 18-27: Alpha Players of Florissant present Oscar Wilde comedy The Canterville Ghost at Florissant Civic Center Theatre (314-830-3554)
May 19: Bark in the Park Humane Society benefit in Forest Park (www.hsmo.org)
May 19: Mary Meachum Freedom Crossing Celebration with re-enactment of slave escape (www.trailnet.org, 314-340-3207)
May 19: Band Together LGBT-friendly concert band Spring Pops Concert at former Community Music School of Webster University (www.bandtogetherstl.com)
May 19: Festival of Food & Flowers at Kirkwood Junction with farmers' market, cooking demos, kids' fun etc. (314-822-0084)
May 19-20: 20th Century Design & Fine Art Auction at Ivey-Selkirk (www.iveyselkirk.com)
May 19-20: Tilles Arts & Crafts Festival at Tilles Pk. in the County (www.stlouisco.com/parks)
May 19-June 10: Greater St. Louis Renaissance Faire in Wentzville's Rotary Park (www.stlrenfaire.com)
May 19-20: Cherokee-Lemp Historic District History Fair with history lectures and a walking tour with author and historian NiNi Harris; St. Louis Perfectos will present and demonstrate what baseball was like in 1860; musical entertainment provided by The Orbits, Swing Set, Tom Townsend, Cool Blue Jazz Sextet, and John Bartley; Genealogist Sandra Bennett will provide guidance for families searching for ancestors; Sheila Harris will show her paintings of the interesting doors of Cherokee Street and the DeMenil Museum; Live body casting demonstration by sculptor Philip Hitchcock at his new gallery, phd gallery, on Saturday and Sunday; Classic car parade and show featuring cars from the Model T Ford, Horseless Carriage, Fabulous 50s, and Classic Car Clubs, Sunday; the owners of China Finders will attempt to identify china patterns.  If someone has inherited or owns a piece of china that's not marked and its history is unknown, these experts will try to get the answers; book sale by the Rehabbers Club, Saturday.  The club is selling architectural and history books about homes and will be available to answer rehabbing questions; dedication of 20 new history plaques, Saturday at 10:00 a.m., to kick-off the History Fair event; 1946 Ford fire truck will be selling Serendipity ice cream and hometown favorites:  Gus' pretzels, Fitz's root beer; booths exhibiting vintage post cards, vintage door knobs, photographs on the architecture of the area; antique saxophone exhibit; French Connection exhibit at the DeMenil House will feature St. Louis in the 1800s; and Landmarks Association of Saint Louis will sell books and brochures featuring St. Louis' historical architecture. (cherokeelempfair@sbcglobal.net, 314-772-9177) May 19-June 23: Opera Theatre of St. Louis presents Gilbert & Sullivan operetta The Mikado at the Loretto-Hilton Theatre (www.otsl.org)
May 20: Clayton Symphony Orchestra performs concert at Clayton High School (www.claytonsymphony.org)
May 20: Kids Day with live dance, crafts, games & treats at Cahokia Mounds (www.cahokiamounds.com)
May 23-June 17: St. Louis Shakespeare Festival presents Much Ado About Nothing on Art Hill in Forest Pk. (www.sfstl.com)
May 24-June 2: Project Improv*St. Louis presents Superform Improv in which a single audience suggestion becomes a full-length play at Washington University's A.E. Hotchner Studio Theatre (Myspace.com/ProjectImprovSTL)
May 25: Grand Gallery Walk with stops at 12 galleries, plein air painters working outdoors, street performers & free trolleys in Grand Ctr. area (www.grandcenter.org)
May 25-27: An Unreasonable Man doc on Ralph Nader's unpopularity among fellow progressives at Webster Films (314-968-7487, www.webster.edu/filmseries.html)
May 25-28: St. Louis African Arts Festival in World's Fair Pavilion in Forest Park (314-935-9676)
May 25-28: Greek Festival at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church
(314-966-2255)
May 25-28: Rib America Festival featuring inexpensive concerts by Rik Emmett of Triumph, Head East, Morris Day & The Time, Pat Benatar, Blue Oyster Cult, John Waite, Night Ranger, Buddy Guy etc. at Soldier's Memorial (www.ribamerica.com)
May 26: Diadié Bathily and his dance troupe Afriky Lolo perform free concert at Mo. History Museum (www.mohistory.org)
May 26: Arch Rival Roller Derby Girls begin new season at Mid American Sports Mall (www.archrivalrollergirls.com)
May 26-27: Schlafly Brew & Q World Pork Steak Championships at Schlafly Bottleworks (www.schlafly.com)
May 26-27: African Arts Film Festival screens Afrique je te Plumerai, The Blue Eyes of Yonta, La Vie est Belle, Wend Kuuni, & The Girl Who Stole the Sun at St. Louis Public Library-Schlafly Branch (www.slpl.org)
May 26-June 23: Opera Theatre of St. Louis presents Verdi's La Traviata at the Loretto-Hilton Theatre (www.otsl.org)
May 27: St. Louis Chamber Chorus presents "Sumer is Icumen In" at Mo. Baptist University (636-458-4343, www.chamberchorus.org)
May 28: Gypsy Caravan St. Louis Symphony Orchestra benefit huge flea market downtown (www.gypsycaravan-stl.org)
May 30-June 30: St. Louis Black Repertory Theatre presents musical Guys & Dolls at Grandel Theatre (314-534-3810, www.theblackrep.org)
May 31-June 9: afterMIDNIGHT presents 2 new short plays by Joe Hanrahan, SOLDIER BOY and THE LITTLE FRENCHY FILES, at Technisonic Studios, 500 S. Ewing in The St. Louis Business Center, near Highway 40 and Jefferson (314-487-5305)

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