Delirious Nomad | 10.06

What's going on around St. Louis during the month of October.



Through Oct. 31: Rockin' Reuter Review, photographs of local rockers and ladies by Bob Reuter, at Atomic Cowboy (

Through Oct. 31: Scarefest 2006 haunted attractions including The Darkness, Fearfest, The Creature, Haunted Funeral Home, Tombstone Haunted Hayride, and Silo-X in Soulard, Fenton, and Kimmswick areas (

Most Thursdays through Dec. 7: Jazz at Holmes free concert series at Holmes Lounge, Duncker Hall, Washington University (314-935-4841)

Through Aug. '07: City of Gabriels: The History of Jazz in St. Louis, 1895-1973 at Sheldon Concert Hall Galleries (; also at the Sheldon now: Ars Botanica: Works by Leslie J. Laskey, Of Spirit & Form: The Monuments of France in Photographs by Edouard Baldus and Mederic Mieusement, and Compass Rose, Waterworks, Sprawl: Thee Series of Map-Based Works by Mel Watkin

Oct. 1: Children's author of tales of talking weasels Brian Jacques signs his books at Borders – Brentwood (314-918-8189)

Oct. 1: Ride the Rivers Century Bicycle Ride wends 100 miles through St. Louis (

Oct. 1: Healthy Planet Natural Living Expo at Webster Groves Recreation Center (

Oct. 1: Alice Cooper at the Pageant (

Oct. 1 & 7-8: St. Louis Metro Ford Dealers Ottertoberfest with otter-related children's activities, biergarten, food and drink & live entertainment at St. Louis Zoo (314-781-0900,

Oct. 2: "Eight for Dennis' jazz concert featuring works by Miles, Mingus & Coltrane at Webster University Moore Auditorium (314-968-7128)

Oct. 2-20: Exhibition of paintings by Ying Zuo at St. Louis Community College – Forest Park (314-644-9231)

Oct. 3: St. Louis Zoo Friends Speaker Series presents "WildCare Institute: Center for Cheetah Conservation in Africa" in The Living World at St. Louis Zoo (314-768-5450,

Oct. 3: Mother of boy killed by homophobes Matthew Shepard, Judy Shepard speaks at Graham Chapel at Washington University (

Oct. 3: Dennis Owsley signs and discusses City of Gabriels: The History of Jazz in St. Louis 1895-1973 at Left Bank Books (

Oct. 3 & 10: Twilight Tuesdays free outdoor concerts at Missouri History Museum (314-746-4599)

Oct. 4: Autistic author Temple Grandin speaks on "The Boundaries of Humanity" as part of Washington University Assembly Series at Graham Chapel (

Oct. 4: No-holds-barred fighting competition featuring Jermaine "Bam-Bam" Andre at Gateway Center in Collinsville (

Oct. 4: Strange Brew: Cult Films at Schlafly Bottleworks features David Byrne's True Stories, sponsored by Webster Films (314-968-7487,

Oct. 4: Big Screen Books: Timeline, screening of Michael Crichton time-travel movie, at St. Louis County Library – Tesson Ferry Branch (

Oct. 4-8: St. Louis Community College – Meramec presents Frederick Knott thriller Wait Until Dark in (

Oct. 5: Suicide Girls live burlesque show at Pop's (

Oct. 5: Ray Hsu & Francois Luong read their poetry at Observable Readings series at Schlafly Bottleworks (

Oct. 5: Select Nights featuring Larry Krone & Family in music/art/comedy amalgam "Something Beautiful" at Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (

Oct. 5: The Wizard of Oz at Webster Films, with appearance by munchkin Mickey Carroll (314-968-7487,

Oct. 5-8: Archon 30 science-fiction convention at Gateway Center in Collinsville (

Oct. 5-14: Soundstage Productions presents Melanie Marnich drama with female serial killer Quake at HH Studios (314-968-8070,

Oct. 5-15: Hot City Theatre presents Chuck Harper's The Probe: An Inquiry into the Meteoric Rise and Spectacular Fall of Orson Welles in Hollywood at the ArtLoft Theatre (314-534-1111,

Oct. 6: Fantasy/horror author George R.R. Martin signs his new children's book The Ice Dragon at Borders – Brentwood (314-918-8189)

Oct. 6-7: St. Louis Scottish Games & Cultural Festival with bagpipers, dancing, strength competitions, vendors, torchlight ceremony, car show, kids' activities, sheepdogs & livestock (314-821-1286,

Oct.6-7: Jaguar Assoc. of Greater St. Louis Concours d'Elegance auto show in downtown Clayton (

Oct. 6-7: Dance St. Louis presents Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre performance of Swan Lake at Fox Theatre (

Oct. 6-7: Loop in Motion Festival with art walk, live music, "St. Louis Idol," kids' activities, in U. City Loop (

Oct. 6-8: Midnight Madness presents screenings of gorefest Evil Aliens at the Tivoli Theatre (, midnights Friday and Saturday, 10 p.m. Sunday)

Oct. 6-8: Soulard Oktoberfest at Soulard Market Park (

Oct. 6-8: Circus Harmony: Glissando with world music & circus performers at City Museum (314-436-7676,

Oct. 6-8: Florissant Old Town Fall Festival with live music, flea market, mobile aquarium, vintage baseball, food sales etc.(

Oct. 6, 13, 20 & 27: Intercontinental Music Series, with Joe King Carrasco, Los Super Vatos, Los Amigos Invisibles, & Robbie Fulks, debuts at Atomic Cowboy (

Oct. 6-15: The Merry Garden of a Royal Oak (A Lamentable Farce Concerning Rakes, Hoes & Seasonal Fruits) by Damien Samways performed at Tin Ceiling (

Oct. 6-22: 20th anniversary show 10 for 20 at Atrium Gallery (

Oct. 6-28: Haunted Hayrides at Eckert's of Milstadt and Grafton (

Oct. 7: Fall Motorama car cruise at Chuck-a-Burger of St. Charles (

Oct. 7: USTA Tennis Block Party with games, demos, instruction, & kids' fun at Heman Park in University City (314-505-8615)

Oct. 7: Non Prophet Theatre Co. presents Militant Propaganda Bingo Machine fast-paced sketch-comedy show at Laughs on the Landing (

Oct. 7: "My Journey from Torture to Truth: An Evening with Sister Dianna Ortiz" featuring dramatic performance & lecture, to benefit Center for Survivors of Torture & War, at St. Louis Community College – Forest Park (314-276-8603)

Oct. 7: The Big Read inaugural book festival, with appearances by John Berendt, Sebastian Junger, & Eric Jerome Dickey; kids' activities; vendors; and performances on Central Ave. in Clayton (

Oct. 7: St. Louis Classical Guitar Society presents Marija Temo at Ethical Society (, 314-567-5566)

Oct. 7: Race, Power & Money Series presents talk on Hurricane Katrina victims "Swept Away, Left Behind" at Missouri History Museum (314-746-4599,

Oct. 7: Imaginary Theatre Co. Birthday Bash with storytelling, theatrical costumes, crafts, cake, & other kids' fun at Loretto-Hilton Center at Webster University (314-968-7340,

Oct. 7-8: Best of Missouri Market with 100 area food producers & craftsmen offering produce, baked goods, flowers, herbs, jewelry, etc., plus live music and Kids Corner with cow milking, pumpkin decorating, and barnyard animals at Missouri Botanical Garden (314-577-9400,

Oct. 7-8: Shaw Art Fair with 130 artists & food court (Flora at Tower Grove, $5,

Oct. 7-28: Vintage Voices one-person biographical theater atop the graves of notable locals in Alton City Cemetery (618-465-7774,

Oct. 7-Jan. 14: Works by Tobias Putrih & Philippe Richard at Laumeier Sculpture Park Gallery (

Oct. 8: New Music Circle presents Larry Polansky Trio at Brown Hall Lounge, Washington University (

Oct. 10: Lunch & Learn free film on "school" to assimilate Native Americans in the White Man's Image at Missouri History Museum (314-746-4599,

Oct. 11: Webster Films screens Phantom of the Opera with live musical accompaniment by Alloy Orchestra (314-968-7487,

Oct. 11: That Uppity Theatre Co. presents Coming Out Stories for National Coming Out Day at Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (

Oct. 11-Nov. 5: Repertory Theatre of St. Louis presents Steinbeck's Of Mice & Men at Loretto-Hilton Theatre (314-968-4925,

Oct. 12: Dennis Owsley signs & discusses City of Gabriels: The History of Jazz in St. Louis 1895-1973 at St. Louis Public Library-Schlafly Branch (

Oct. 12: Children's author Graeme "Animalia" Base signs his books at St. Louis Public Library – Buder Branch (

Oct. 12: Faces of Love '06 concert features Jew Rick Recht & Muslim Hassan Hakmoun at Sheldon Concert Hall (

Oct. 12: St. Louis Blues home opener vs. Boston Bruins at Scottrade Center (

Oct. 12 & 19: Pulitzer Prize-winning author Steven Millhauser speaks at Washington University as part of Writing Program Series at Hurst Lounge, Duncker Hall (314-935-5190)

October 12-14, 19-21, 26-30: Edward Jones Pumpkin Prowl non-scary, kid-friendly Halloween experience at St. Louis Zoo (314-781-0900,

Oct. 13: Multimedia production "Blind Cat Black: A Burlesque" and CD-release party at Mad Art Gallery (

Oct. 13: St. Louis Philharmonic Orchestra performs music of Brahms, Beethoven, & Schumann at Community Music School of Webster University (314-421-3600,

Oct. 13: Jason (from Friday the 13th) look-alike contest at The Darkness haunted house attraction (

Oct. 13: Emcee Noiz offers experimental hip hop free in-store concert at Vintage Vinyl (

Oct. 13: Public telescope viewing with star show at St. Louis Science Ctr., Forest Pk. Side (

Oct. 13: Ivey-Selkirk Toys & Collectibles Auction (314-726-5515,

Oct. 13-14: Washington University Ovations! Series presents Flying Karamazov Brothers postmodern jugglers in Life: A Guide for the Perplexed at Edison Theatre (

Oct. 13-15: Midnight Madness presents screenings of Dr. Strangelove at the Tivoli Theatre (, midnights Friday and Saturday, 10 p.m. Sunday)

Oct. 13-15: Art in the Park art fair in Lindendale Park, Highland, Ill. (

Oct. 13-21: Downtown Players present slapstick comedy The Complete History of America (abridged) by Adam Long, Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor, at 119A W. Main St., Belleville, Ill. (618-398-8965)

Oct. 13-29: Act Inc. presents slapstick farce classic Noises Off at Fontbonne University Theatre (

Oct. 13-Nov. 4: New Black Cat Theatre opens its doors with Off the Cuff troupe performance of violent Harold Pinter drama The Birthday Party (314-963-8800)

Oct. 13-Nov. 10: Video/photographic hybrid work of Jessika Miekeley at Webster University's Cecille R. Hunt Gallery (314-968-7171)

Oct. 13-Nov. 11: Daniel Raedeke: Magasin, new works by sculptor who smirks at useless commercial items by creating them, at Bruno David Gallery (

Oct. 13-Nov. 11: Works by rock-concert-poster maven Art Chantry & comics legend Gary Panter at Phil Slein Gallery (

Oct. 14: Band Scramble with local musicians mixing it up at Way Out Club (

Oct. 14: BandTogether LGBT concert band Halloween Concert "The Haunting" at Music Auditorium, Washington University (

Oct. 14: Big Truck Day at the Magic House (

Oct. 14-15: Dogtown Art Fair at St. James the Greater Church (

Oct. 14-15: Pumpkin Chuck'n Contest with high-flying gourds at Eckert's of Grafton (

Oct. 14-15 & 21-22: ARTEAST tour of artists' studios with 200 artists at 47 sites; Alton on first weekend, Edwardsville on second (

Oct. 15: Printmaking Community Day free art-making activity at COCA (314-725-6555,

Oct. 15: Harvest Festival with gourmet foods, farmers' market, hayrides, live bluegrass, & tours at Shaw Nature Reserve (636-451-3512,

Oct. 15: Punk-ish Spitalfield performs in-store concert at Vintage Vinyl (

Oct. 15: Shifting Gears: The Automobile Industry in St. Louis, 1890-1930 opens at Missouri History Museum (314-746-4599,

Oct. 15-Jan. 7: New Ireland: Art of the South Pacific at St. Louis Art Museum (

Oct. 16: River Styx Reading Series welcomes poet Marjorie Stelmach & author Jane Wayne to Duff's (

Oct. 16: Out-of-the-closet former New Jersey governor James McGreevy reads from and signs The Confession at First Unitarian Church (

Oct. 17: Celtic Frost at Pop's (

Oct. 18: Blues Breakfast where St. Louis Blues players & management meet their fans at Missouri Athletic Club (314-539-4470)

Oct. 18: New Yorker cartoon editor Robert Mankoff signs his collections & speaks at COCA (

Oct. 18-Nov. 5: Repertory Theatre of St. Louis Off-Ramp Series presents Joe Calarco drama Shakespeare's R & J at Grandel Theatre (314-968-4925,

Oct. 19: Ciné 16 free 16-mm academic films, featured theme "Fear Factors," screened at Missouri History Museum (314-746-4599,

Oct. 19: Screening of C.S.A.: Confederate States of America with director Kevin Willmott at Busch Student Center, St. Louis University (, 314-977-2666)

Oct. 19: Webster Films screens doc on avant garde jazz Imagine the Sound (314-968-7487,

Oct. 19-22: Kitty Carlisle Hart in "Here's to Life" at Cabaret at the Savoy Room at the Sheldon (

Oct. 19-29: NonProphet Theater Co. presents Jacquelyn Reingold thriller Girl Gone at Wolfson Theatre at Jewish Community Center (314-752-5075,

Oct. 20: Art-O-Mat cigarette machine dispensing original art for $5 installed permanently in COCA lobby (

Oct. 20: Webster Films screens doc Comic Book Confidential (314-968-7487,

Oct. 20: Rembrandt: Master Etchings from St. Louis Collections opens at St. Louis Art Museum (314-721-0072,

Oct. 20-21: Fusion Street Festival with live outdoor concerts, art displays, kids' talent show, and activities in Belleville (

Oct. 20-21: Savion Glover tap dances to classical music at UMSL's Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center (

Oct. 20-22: Tomas Kubinek: Certified Lunatic & Master of the Impossible at COCA Family Theatre Series (, 314-725-6555)

Oct. 20-22: Webster Films screens doc on Ed Big Daddy Roth & Rat Fink hot-rod culture, Tales of the Rat Fink, (314-968-7487,

Oct. 20-22: Midnight Madness presents screenings of Repo Man at the Tivoli Theatre (, midnights Friday and Saturday, 10 p.m. Sunday)

Oct. 20-28: Broadway Center of the Arts presents Rocky Horror Show in Belleville (618-233-0431,

Oct. 20-29: Flood Stage Productions presents spooky drama Sleep in Chains: Jekyll's Nightmare at St. John's Hall (5th & Tomkins) in St. Charles (

Oct. 21: Dead Drive Fast alt-rock band in-store concert at Vintage Vinyl (

Oct. 21: Haunted Happening with fairy-tale villains and games at the Butterfly House (

Oct. 21: Blue Man Group at Scottrade Center (

Oct. 21: Free Filmmakers Workshop with director Ron Mann (Grass, Comic Book Confidential, Tales of the Rat Fink) at Webster Films (314-968-7487,

Oct. 21-22: Chainsaw-carving art competition at Eckert's of Grafton (

Oct. 21-22: Small Press Fair at Tower Grove Farmers' Market (

Oct. 22: A St. Louis Selection and Ofrendas: The Mexican Celebration of All Souls Day exhibitions open at St. Louis Artists Guild (314-727-6266,

Oct. 23: Inside Africa opens at St. Louis Science Center Exploradome (

Oct. 23: Actor B.D. Wong speaks on "All the World's a Stage: From Exclusion to Inclusion" as part of Washington University Assembly Series at Graham Chapel (

Oct. 23-Nov. 10: Exhibition of paintings & mixed media by Sandra Marchewa at St. Louis Community College – Forest Park (314-644-9231)

Oct. 24: Lawrence, Kan., band Conner performs in-store concert at Vintage Vinyl (, followed by PLAYBACK:stl showcase at Cicero's (

Oct. 24: Marjane Satrapi signs her latest graphic novel, Chicken with Plums, at Left Bank Books (

Oct. 25: Grand re-opening of Kemper Museum at Washington University featuring four exhibitions: [Grid<>Matrix], the first installment in the series "Screen Arts and New Media Aesthetics"; Models and Prototypes, the inaugural show in the "Focus" series, which explores works from the collection in new interpretive contexts; Pure Invention: Tom Friedman; and Subjectivity and Self, an installation of the museum's permanent collection (314-935-4523)

Oct. 25: Halloween Origami program at St. Louis County Library – Asian Center (636-207-0175)

Oct. 25: Robert Olen Butler discusses fanciful collection of stories written by severed heads, Severence, at Left Bank Books (

Oct. 25: Washington University Assembly Series presents graphic novelist Marjane Satrapi in Graham Chapel (314-935-4620)

Oct. 25: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra with avant garde composer Steve Reich at UMSL's Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center (, 314-516-4949)

Oct. 25-Nov. 12: Repertory Theatre of St. Louis presents Carter Lewis drama about family involved in economics & gambling, Ordinary Nation, in Studio space (314-968-4925,

Oct. 26: Boneheads trombone ensemble performs at St. Louis Community College – Forest Park (314-644-9769)

Oct. 26: Author of Freedom: The Story of My Second Life Malika Oufkir reads from and signs her work at Left Bank Books (314-367-6731,

Oct. 26: Webster Films screens Chris Hegedus doc Al Franken: God Spoke (314-968-7487,

Oct. 26: Halloween Walk at Kirkwood Junction train station with trick-or-treating at stores & kids' costume contest (

Oct. 27: Witches' Ball to benefit Pagan Picnic at Andre's restaurant (

Oct. 27: Movie Night at U. City Library features Shaun of the Dead (314-727-3150,

Oct. 27-28 & Nov. 3-4: Midnight Madness presents screenings of Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Tivoli Theatre (, midnights Friday and Saturday, 10 p.m. Sunday)

Oct. 27-29: White Flag Projects non-profit gallery performance-art weekend (

Oct. 27-29: Del Shores presents theatrical comedies Southern Baptist Sissies & Sordid Lives featuring Delta Burke & Leslie Jordan at Roberts Orpheum Theatre (

Oct. 27-29: Webster Films screens Jan Svankmajer film with meat puppets Lunacy (314-968-7487,

Oct. 27-29: ARTstravaganza festival of art and craft demos and exhibits at St. Louis Artists' Guild (

Oct. 28: Edward Jones Boo at the Zoo at St. Louis Zoo (314-781-0900,

Oct. 28: Howl-O-Ween Pooch Prowl along South Grand (

Oct. 28: Red Bull Sopabox Derby, race with wacky vehicles entered from across US, in Forest Pk. (

Oct. 28: Central West End Children's Halloween Parade & Costume Contest, Dog Parade & Costume Contest, Trick-or-Treating & Adult Costume Contest & Party near Maryland & Euclid (

Oct. 29: Bob Newhart at UMSL's Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center (, 314-516-4949)

Oct. 29: Holocaust Museum and Learning Center Film Series presents doc on Nazi art aesthetic Architecture of Doom (

Oct. 29: Classic 99 From the Garden Live concert series broadcast from Missouri Botanical Garden (

Oct. 29: Clayton Symphony Orchestra performs "Music to Die For" concert with works by Hindemith, Brahms, & Ravel at Clayton High School (

Oct. 29-Nov. 4: Festival of New & Israeli Plays includes four staged readings by New Jewish Theatre with dessert afterward at COCA (

Oct. 30: Screening of The Exorcist at St. Louis Public Library – Schlafly Branch (

Oct. 30: "What Happens Next?" reading with British mystery author Michael Z. Lewin plus live opportunity to solve murder mystery at St. Louis Public Library – Central Branch (

Oct. 30: Mystery Madness Sale of mystery novels at St. Louis County Library – Rock Road Branch (

Oct. 30: Author of Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife Mary Roach reads from and signs her work at Left Bank Books (314-367-6731,

Oct. 30-Dec. 8: Kim Mosley & Joan Lipkin: A Visual Dialogue at Morton J. May Foundation Gallery at Maryville University (314-529-9415)

Oct. 31: Screening of The Shining at St. Louis Public Library – Schlafly Branch (

Oct. 31: A Frightfully Fun Halloween with trick-or-treating safety tips, mask-making, face-painting, balloon animals, candy table, creepy stories, & screening of The Nightmare Before Christmas at Missouri History Museum (314-746-4599,

Oct. 31–Nov. 26: Monty Python's SPAMALOT at Fox Theatre (314-534-1111,

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