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Delirious Nomad | 03.06

For hundreds of years, theatergoers have made the mistake of getting loaded and going to see Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Yeah, it’s a psychedelic mind-trip, but it’s also scary as heck, and Caliban has been known to send tripping teenagers straight into rehab. If they just would’ve surrendered to A Midsummer Night’s Dream instead, they’d be waltzing in fairyland instead of drawing monsters on the walls with fingers dipped in institutional applesauce. Alexandra Ballet presents a dance version of the mythopoetic classic at UMSL’s Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center (March 17–19, 314-516-4949, www.alexandraballet.com). Also, beginning that same weekend, St. Louis Shakespeare busts out its own dreamy Midsummer at the Missouri History Museum (March 17–26, www.stlshakespeare.org, 314-361-5664).

You are not supposed to know about the top-secret Zombie Flashmob that will engulf our town like an angry fungus. You are not supposed to know that a professional makeup artist will be applying imitation rotted flesh to the foreheads of dozens of your peers on Match 18, just before they take to the streets. You are not supposed to join the ranks of the undead, moaning about brains and stumbling into police stations and hospitals in search of warm people snacks. And most of all, you’re not supposed to e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more info.

No one can prove conclusively that Sun Ra did not come from another planet. So if the man said he was from Saturn, who are we to challenge him? Do you think Billy Barty or that wrestler the Undertaker are from earth? Well, see? Enjoy “Tomorrow Is the Question!,” a concert of avant-garde jazz by the Webster University music faculty, followed by a far-out film about cosmic-jazz playa Sun-Ra, Space Is the Place, at Webster’s Moore Auditorium (March 20, 314-968-7487, www.webster.edu/filmseries.html).

Stroking the warm, woolly neck of an alpaca has been scientifically proven to lower the blood pressure. Sometimes it even leads to a Peruvian love child. Get close to these long-lashed lovelies at the MOPACA Invitational Alpaca Show at the National Equestrian Center in Lake St. Louis (March 24–26, www.mopaca.org).

You’ll need a car with a trunk roomy enough to hold four giggling 12-year-old girls if you really want to get your money’s worth at the Skyview Drive-In in Belleville. Stuff your vehicle for the season-opening flick on March 31, and bring salty snacks, a working radio for sound, and an acetylene torch, in case the trunk won’t open (www.skyview-drive-in.com).

 

Indian Bollywood films every other weekend at Wehrenberg St. Charles 18 Cine (314-423-9990, www.seemaent.com)

Fridays: Friday Nights Live entertainment & cash bar at St. Louis Science Center (314-289-4444, www.slsc.org)

Through March 18: Multimedia exhibition Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them by Danny Yahav-Brown at Wm. Shearburn Gallery (314-367-8020, www.shearburngallery.com)

Through March: Art of Jorge Catoni & K.D. Matheson at Mad Art (http://www.madart.com, 314-771-8230)

March 1: Strange Brew: Cult Films at Schlafly Bottleworks features The Warriors, sponsored by Webster Films (314-968-7487, www.webster.edu/filmseries.html)

March 1–4: Ahmad Jamal at Jazz at the Bistro (314-534-1111, www.jatb.org)

March 1–5: St. Charles Community College presents Arthur Miller’s All My Sons (636-922-8050)

March 2: Select Nights with music, $1 beer, & complimentary appetizers by Kitchen K at Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (www.contemporarystl.org)

March 2: Readings at the Schlafly Tap Room featuring poets William Fuller & John Tipton (http://belz.net/readings)

March 2: La Nina Santa/The Holy Girl at SLU Spring Film Series (7 p.m., free, Kelley Auditorium)

March 2–12: Guillem Clua drama on marketing of war Skin in Flames at Hot City’s Greenhouse series at Theatre at St. John’s (314-482-9141)

March 3: First Friday Gallery & Design Walk Downtown on & around Washington Ave. (314-406-5778, www.downtowngallerywalk.com)

March 3: The Selmanaires in-store concert at Vintage Vinyl (www.vintagevinyl.com, 314-721-4096)

March 3: New Music Circle presents Circle/Cinema screening of lost 1922 Rudolph Valentino silent Beyond the Rocks with live avant-garde musical accompaniment at St. Louis Art Museum (314-721-0072, www.slam.org)

March 3–4: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra performs music of Liszt & Bruckner at Powell Hall (314-534-1700, www.slso.org)

March 3–4: Print or Die SIUE Print Council show at 1608 Locust ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

March 3–4: Cod & Cask Festival with attempt at record-breaking fish & chips meal at Schlafly Tap Room (www.schlafly.com)

March 3–5: Be Here to Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt and Roky Erickson doc You’re Gonna Miss Me at Webster Films (314-968-7487, www.webster.edu/filmseries.html)

March 3–25: SIUE Photography Club exhibition at Fort Gondo (www.fortgondo.com)

March 3–31: Greg Edmondson’s Simple & Ron Laboray’s Keeping Score at Philip Slein Gallery (314-621-4634, www.philipsleingallery.com)

March 3–31: Works by Amy Enkelmann-Reed & Gesine Janzen at Beverly Gallery (3227 Cherokee, www.fortgondo.com)

March 3–31: Cartoon-art show with JT Steiny of LA Weekly, Seattle-based ’zine artist Niel Vandervlode, and local Anna Henning, plus “pop shop” art concessions at Hoffman-LaChance Fine Art (7533 Forsyth, 314-398-9636, www.hoffmanlachancefineart.com)

March 4: Robert Fripp at Blueberry Hill (www.metrotix.com)

March 4: Indoor Flea Market at Queeny Park’s Greensfelder Rec. Ctr.

(314-615-4FUN, www.stlouisco.com/parks)

March 4: Lecture on “Blackthink: How Its Threat of Ostracism Shackles Those Deemed Not Black Enough” at Mo. History Museum (314-746-4599, www.mohistory.org)

March 4: Sarah Silverman hosts Independent Spirit Awards for indie films on IFC (www.ifctv.com)

March 4–12: Metro Theatre Co. presents adaptation of Beowulf for children at Mo. History Museum (314-997-6777, www.metrotheatercompany.org)

March 5: Teatro Lirico d’Europa presents Carmen at Touhill Performing Arts Ctr. (314-516-4949, www.touhill.org)

March 5: Clayton Symphony Orchestra performs music of Elgar & Tchaikovsky at Clayton H.S. (www.claytonsymphony.org)

March 5: Oscar Night America Cinema St. Louis benefit at renovated Centene Center for the Arts building (3547 Olive, 314-454-0042, www.cinemastlouis.org)

March 5–13: Metro Theater Co. presents new musical adaptation of Beowulf at Mo. History Museum (314-997-6777, www.metrotheatercompany.org)

March 6: Amsterdam’s Ben Van Berkel speaks at Washington Univ. School of Architecture Monday Lecture Series at Steinberg Hall (www.arch.wustl.edu)

March 7: KWMU 90.7 FM Winemakers Dinner benefit with NPR’s Carl Kasell at Chase Park Plaza (314-516-5968)

March 7: Gloria Allred, author of Fight Back & Win: My Thirty-Year Fight with Injustice—and How You Can Win Your Own Battles, speaks at St. Louis Public Library Schlafly (314-367-6731)

March 7: So They Say in-store event at Vintage Vinyl (www.vintagevinyl.com, 314-721-4096)

March 7: Echo Theatre Play Reading Series presents staged reading of Morris Panych’s 7 Stories at Soulard Coffee Garden (314-995-2123, www.echotheatrecompany.org)

March 8: Washington University Jazz Band at Holmes Lounge, Ridgley Hall (314-935-4841)

March 8: Premiere screening of U. City: The First Century at COCA (314-725-6555)

March 9: Author of Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India, & Indonesia Elizabeth Gilbert reads from & signs her work at Left Bank Books (314-367-6731, www.left-bank.com)

March 9–10: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra performs music of Mussorgsky, Dutilleax, Knussen, & Debussy at Powell Hall (314-534-1700, www.slso.org)

March 9–11: First Robotics Competition at St. Charles Family Arena (314-289-4476, www.usfirst.org/robotics/2006/regional/stlouis.htm)

March 10: A Fir-Ju Well in-store concert at Vintage Vinyl (www.vintagevinyl.com, 314-721-4096)

March 10: Author of The Mermaid Chair Sue Monk Kidd reads from & signs her work at St. Louis County Library Headquarters (314-367-6731, www.left-bank.com)

March 10–11: Ovations! presents Synapse Productions’ Animal Farm: The Puppet Musical at Edison Theatre (314-534-1111, www.metrotix.com)

March 10–12: Scotland’s MacRoberts Productions presents puppet/human theater The Happy Prince at COCA (314-725-6555, www.cocastl.org)

March 10–12: World of Wheels custom auto show featuring Ricky Rudd & Bill Goldberg at America’s Center (www.americascenter.org)

March 10–12: Book Fair at Eliot Unitarian Chapel in Kirkwood (314-821-0911)

March 10–18: Kirkwood Theatre Guild presents comedy Over the River & Through the Woods at Kirkwood Community Center (www.ktg-onstage.org, 314-821-9956)

March 10–19: West End Players Guild presents three comedies by Elaine May & Alan Arkin, Power Plays, at Union Ave. Christian Church (314-367-0025, www.westendplayers.org)

March 10–April 1: Chris Kahler: Impulsive Systems, paintings at Bruno David Gallery (www.brunodavidgallery.com)

March 11: Dada Ball featuring “Queer Eye” Carson Kressley at Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (314-535-4660, www.contemporarystl.org)

March 11: Crossings Concerts presents “Beatles Beyond Boundaries II” at Roberts Orpheum (314-241-1888, www.crossingsconcerts.org)

March 11–12: American Indian & Ethnographic Show at Gateway Center in Collinsville (www.gatewaycenter.com)

March 12: Spencers’ Theatre of Illusion magic show at Florissant Civic Center (314-921-5678)

March 12: St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra performs music of Parkman, Chavez, Beethoven, & Ibert at Powell Hall (314-534-1700, www.slso.org)

March 12: Norway’s Serena Maneesh performs free concert at Vintage Vinyl (www.vintagevinyl.com)

March 13: UMSL Premier Performances presents string sextet Concertante at Ethical Society of St. Louis (314-516-5818)

March 13: KDHX FM 88.1 & Missouri Pro-Vote present Progressive Movie Night at Schlafly Bottleworks at 7 p.m. the 2nd Monday of every month (www.missouriprovote.org/Home.asp)

March 14: Author of Unveiling the Prophet: The Misadventures of a Reluctant Debutante Lucy Ferriss reads from & signs her book at Left Bank Books (314-367-6731, www.left-bank.com)

March 15: UMSL’s Dr. Donna Hart speaks on “Man the Hunted: Primates, Predators, and Human Evolution” at The Living World at the St. Louis Zoo (314-768-5466, www.stlzoo.org)

March 15–19: Disney on Ice at Savvis Center (314-241-1888)

March 15–April 9: St. Louis Black Repertory Co. presents Cheryl West drama Before It Hits Home at Grandel Theatre (314-534-1111, www.stlouisblackrep.org)

March 15–April 14: Repertory Theatre of St. Louis presents Agatha Christie thriller Witness for the Prosecution at Webster University’s Loretto-Hilton Center (314-968-4925, www.repstl.org)

March 16: Ciné 16 free 16-mm academic films screened in new location at Mo. History Museum (314-746-4599, www.afana.org/cine16stlouis.htm)

March 16: Bill Moyers at St. Louis Speakers Series at Powell Hall (314-533-7888, www.speakerseries.com)

March 16: Concert by legendary avant-garde vocalist Meredith Monk at St. Louis Art Museum (314-721-0072, www.slam.org)

March 16: Author of A Temple of Texts: New Essays William Gass reads from & signs his book at Left Bank Books (314-367-6731, www.left-bank.com)

March 16–19: St Louis National Gay Comedy Jam featuring Cucumber Dreams, Casual Sex Diaries, & The Oops Guys at Theatre at St. John’s (314-276-8693, www.raggedblade.com)

March 16–26: Hydeware Theatre presents Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh at Regional Arts Commission (314-368-7306, www.hydewaretheatre.org)

March 16–April 2: Avalon Theatre presents Lee Blessing’s A Walk in the Woods at Union United Methodist Church (314-351-6482, www.avalontheatre.org)

March 16–19: Builders Home & Garden Show at Edward Jones Dome and America’s Center (www.stlhba.com)

March 17: Drink green beer

March 17: Third Friday Glassblowing & Stretching Demos (BYOB) at Third Degree Glass Studio (314-367-4527, www.stlglass.com)

March 17: Minnesota Dance Theatre at SIUE (618-650-2774, www.artsandissues.com)

March 17: Free Family Night at Magic House (www.magichouse.org)

March 17: Josef von Sternberg/Marlene Dietrich film series featuring The Blue Angel at St. Louis Art Museum (314-721-0072, www.slam.org)

March 17–19: St. Louis Family Theatre Series & Soon-to-be-Players present Diary of Anne Frank at Florissant Civic Center Theatre (314-921-5678)

March 17–19: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra performs music of Mozart, Hindemith, Prokofiev, & Martinu at Powell Hall (314-534-1700, www.slso.org)

March 17–19: Musical Rent at Fox Theatre (314-534-1111, www.metrotix.com)

March 18: Sligo, Ireland, traditional band Dervish at Touhill Performing Arts Ctr. (314-516-4949, www.touhill.org)

March 18: Bellydance Superstars at Roberts Orpheum Theatre (314-534-1111, www.metrotix.com)

March 18: BandTogether LGBT-friendly concert band at Community Music School of Webster Univ. (314-968-5939)

March 18: St. Louis Museum Stores Garage Sale at St. Louis Zoo’s Living World (www.stlzoo.org, 314-781-0900)

March 18: Ladysmith Black Mambazo at Sheldon Concert Hall (314-533-9900, www.sheldonconcerthall.org)

March 18: SpringDig home-gardening advice, book signings, & appearance by “Dr. Dirt” Leon Goldsberry at Mo. Botanical Garden (www.mobot.org, 314-577-9441)

March 19: Bach Society of St. Louis presents Bach’s Mass in B Minor at St. Francis Xavier College Church (314-652-BACH, www.bachsociety.org)

March 19: Shostakovich centenary concert featuring performance of all 24 of composer’s “Preludes” at Touhill Performing Arts Ctr. (314-516-5980, www.touhill.org)

March 19: St. Louis Poetry Center Sunday Workshop featuring guest poet/critic David Lehman at University City Library (www.stlouispoetrycenter.org)

March 19: Webster Univ. Symphony Orchestra at Comm. Music School of Webster Univ. (314-968-5939)

March 20: Inaki Abalos speaks at Washington Univ. School of Architecture Monday Lecture Series at Steinberg Hall (www.arch.wustl.edu)

March 20: River Styx at Duff’s Reading Series presents authors Lee Ann Roripaugh & Catherine Rankovic (314-533-4541, www.riverstyx.org)

March 20–April 14: Mixed-media constructions by Sarah Colby at SLCC – Forest Park Gallery of Art (314-644-9350)

March 21: St. Louis Small Business Expo at St. Charles Convention Ctr. (www.sbmon.com/expo/expo.html)

March 22: Eugenie Scott speaks on “Creationism & Evolution: It’s Not Over Yet!” at Graham Chapel as part of Washington Univ. Assembly Series (314-935-4620)

March 22: Musical Mame presented by Florissant Civic Ctr. Theatre (314-921-5678)

March 22-April 9: Repertory Theatre of St. Louis Studio Theatre presents Charlotte Jones comedic drama Humble Boy at Webster Univ.’s Loretto-Hilton Center (314-968-4925, www.repstl.org)

March 23: Whale Rider at SLU Spring Film Series, 7 p.m., free, Kelley Auditorium

March 23–26: Y-Rep presents Paul Rudnick comedy I Hate Hamlet at West County Family YMCA

March 24: Currents 97: Cameron Martin postmodern nature paintings opens; Art After 5 happy hour/live music event; and Josef von Sternberg/Marlene Dietrich film Dishonored at St. Louis Art Museum (314-721-0072, www.slam.org)

March 24: Groucho: A Life in Review at Florissant Civic Ctr. Theatre (314-921-5678)

March 24: MadJazz concert series featuring Vince Varvel Group & guests at Mad Art (314-771-8230, www.madartgallery.com)

March 24–25: Stout & Oyster Fest with shucking contests at Schlafly Tap Room (www.schlafly.com)

March 24–25: Annonyarts presents Assemblage/Dawn Karlovsky & Dancers at COCA (314-725-6555, www.cocastl.org)

March 24–26: MOPACA Invitational Alpaca Show at National Equestrian Center in Lake St. Louis (www.mopaca.org)

March 25: Arianna String Quartet Family Concert “Get Smart!” at Touhill Performing Arts Ctr.; free for kids under 17 (314-516-4949)

March 25: UMSL Premier Performances presents LyriCo performance of Gilbert & Sullivan operetta Iolanthe at Touhill Performing Arts Ctr. (314-516-5818)

March 25: American Chamber Chorale presents “Rhythm!” Latin American/African concert featuring storyteller, dancers & percussion groups to benefit Youth in Need, at Concordia Lutheran Church (314-638-0793)

March 25: Kings of the Nighttime World KISS tribute band at Stratford Bar in Fenton (www.stratfordbar.com)

March 25: Filmmakers workshop with director Ralph Arlyck at Webster Univ. (314-361-8870)

March 25–26: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra performs music of John Adams (9/11 commemoration piece) & Brahms at Powell Hall (314-534-1700, www.slso.org)

March 26: River City Rage National Indoor Football League home opener vs. Cincinnati Marshals at Savvis Ctr. (314-241-1888)

March 26: Holocaust Museum & Learning Ctr. Film Series presents Bosnian Muslims: A History of a Struggle for Survival (www.hmlc.org)

March 26: Art St. Louis Grape Arts XIV wine auction/taste fundraiser at (314-241-4810)

March 26: New Music Circle welcomes “sound installation” by avant-garde electronic musician Michael Schumacher at Washington Univ.’s Tietjens Hall (314-995-4963, newmusiccircle.org)

March 26: SLCC – Forest Park Faculty Jazz Ensemble featuring Dr. Z at Bastian Theatre (314-644-9769)

March 26–27: Arianna String Quartet “Spring is in the Air” concerts at Touhill Ctr. for Performing Arts & Sheldon Concert Hall (www.ariannaquartet.com)

March 27: Finland’s Rainer Mahlamaki speaks at Washington Univ. School of Architecture Monday Lecture Series at Steinberg Hall (www.arch.wustl.edu)

March 29: Crossings Concerts presents Michael Jarrell’s Cassandre featuring vocalist Barbara Sukowa & 17 members of St. Louis Symphony Orchestra including conductor David Robertson at SLCC – Forest Park Bastian Theatre (314-534-1700, www.crossingsconcerts.org)

March 29: Author of The Da Vinci Code–style thriller The Geographer’s Library Jon Fasman reads from & signs his book at Left Bank Books (314-367-6731, www.left-bank.com)

March 29–April 9: Webster Univ. Theatre presents drama String of Pearls (314-968-7128)

March 30: Artist Olafur Eliasson speaks at Washington Univ.’s Steinberg Auditorium (www.art.wustl.edu)

March 30: Hayseed Dixie at Blueberry Hill (www.metrotix.com)

March 30–April 1: Washington Univ. Performing Arts Dept. presents dance performance Young Choreographers’ Showcase at Mertz Dance Studio (314-534-1111, www.metrotix.com)

March 30–April 8: UMSL Dept. of Theatre presents Ola Rotimi’s African political satire Our Husband Has Gone Mad Again at Touhill Performing Arts Center (314-516-4949, www.touhill.org)

March 31: St. Louis Philharmonic Orchestra performs music of Berlioz, Respighi, & Tchaikovsky at Comm. Music School of Webster Univ. (314-421-3600, www.stlphilharmonic.org)

March 31: Paul Klee exhibition opens; plus Josef von Sternberg/Marlene Dietrich film Blonde Venus at St. Louis Art Museum (314-721-0072, www.slam.org)

March 31: Dirty Dozen Brass Band & Dixie Hummingbirds at the Sheldon (314-534-1111, www.sheldonconcerthall.org)

March 31–April 1: Gateway Men’s Chorus “Mo Town” concert at Casa Loma Ballroom (www.metrotix.com)

March 31–April 2: Ovations! & Dance St. Louis present Doug Varone & Dancers at Edison Theatre (314-534-1111, www.metrotix.com)

March 31–April 9: Modern American Dance Co. presents Chimera at Touhill Performing Arts Ctr. (314-516-4949, http://www.madcodance.com)

March 31–April 15: Echo Theatre Co. presents Lucy Prebble drama on Internet chat rooms Sugar Syndrome at Tin Ceiling (www.echotheatrecompany.org)


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