Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Best Bets for the Week of Oct. 24-30

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Best Bets for the Week of Oct. 24-30

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Tonight

Grumpy and Dopey: Margaret Smith has risen to the top ranks of the standup comedy circuit by mixing silly one-liners with angry tirades on the human condition. She's wry and insightful and well-decorated for her work. Smith's a regular on both Jay and Dave and has won the Funniest Female Comedian nod from the American Comedy Awards. She hems and guffaws at the West Port Funny Bone through Sunday. Call 469-6692 for info.

King of Clubs: Despite his best efforts, Jonathan Richman remains one of America's best-kept rock and roll secrets, thrilling his little but loyal following at small clubs for decades now. What does the Cult of Jonathan know that you don't? That Richman is one of the cleverest songwriters on the scene and that every gig is a guaranteed good time. The Side Door, where he strums and sings, is the ideal venue. Read more about him on page 7. For concert info call 231-6402. Mr. Lollapalooza to You: Though he's been a serious musician for more than a decade, Perry Farrell probably always will be known as the guy who thought up the traveling rock fest known as Lollapalooza. But lately, Farrell, once of the band Jane's Addiction, has been getting back to his roots, touring and recording with Porno for Pyros. He's still got the same squeally vocals and local fans can pay to hear them when the band plays Mississippi Nights. See the story on page 10. Or call the club at 421-3853. Contortions of Olympic Proportions: Here's your chance to see members of the U.S. Woman's Gold Medal Gym nastics Team when this traveling show of champions stops at the Kiel Center at 7:30 p.m. Among the gymnasts schedule to perform are Dominique Dawes, Dominique Moceanu and Shannon Miller. For more info, see page 47 or call 968-1800. Friday Toys Will Be Boys: The big news in video this week is the release of "Toy Story," the world's first film made entirely by computers. For the few of you who didn't see it during its long theatrical release, the animated film details the rivalry between two toys a cowboy Woody and astronaut Buzz Lightyear a for the top spot in a young boy's heart. It's an action-packed flick, livened up by the voices of Tom Hanks, Don Rickles, Jim Varney and Annie Potts. …

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