Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Best Bets: Stevie Wonder at Scottrade, Janeane Garofalo at the Ready Room

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Best Bets: Stevie Wonder at Scottrade, Janeane Garofalo at the Ready Room

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USO Red Rock & Blue benefit for USO of Missouri with Yelawolf/ Meg Myers, Cavo

When 8 p.m. Friday * Where The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard * How much $29.50-$59.50 * More info

Rapper Yelawolf co-headlines the USO Red Rock & Blue benefit at the Pageant with Meg Myers. Yelawolf is on his second album with the recent "Love Story." The album, on which Eminem is the executive producer, features the single "Til It's Gone" and more, mixing his hip-hop, rock, country influences and more. "All these ideas, all the things, all these pieces I played with, I polished it and turned it into an album," he told the Post-Dispatch. "I was very passionate about it, hence the title." Myers' new album is "Sorry." By Kevin C. Johnson

St. Louis Symphony Orchestra: Beethoven, Schumann, Nielsen

When 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday * Where Powell Symphony Hall, 718 North Grand Boulevard * How much $29-$111 * More info 314-534-1700;

A fine conductor, John Storgards, joins with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and a great pianist, Lars Vogt, in a program of relative rarities that deserve more frequent hearings. Well, Beethoven's "Egmont" Overture is not a rarity, but Robert Schumann's romantic Piano Concerto and Carl Nielsen's brief Symphony No. 3, "Sinfonia Espansiva," don't come around often. Nielsen uses a soprano and a baritone, singing without words, in the second movement, for an expansion of symphonic sound. You have two chances to hear it. By Sarah Bryan Miller

Currents 111: 'Steven and William Ladd: Scouts or Sports?'

When Friday through Feb. 14; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. TuesdaySunday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday * Where Gallery 250, St. Louis Art Museum, 1 Fine Arts Drive, Forest Park * How much Free * More info 314-721-0072;

The Currents series continues with an installation by Steven and William Ladd, "Scouts or Sports?" The brothers are now New Yorkers, but they grew up in St. Louis, and their densely crafted works are autobiographical in nature. Made of found objects, "Scouts" looks at their participation in Cub Scouts and sports; it even includes a piece called "Cardinal Nation." Perhaps if we look carefully, we'll find out where they went to high school. By Sarah Bryan Miller



'The Every 28 Hours Play'

When and Where 2 p.m. Saturday at the Dellwood Recreation Center, 10266 West Florissant Avenue; 8 p.m. Saturday at the Kranzberg Arts Center, 501 North Grand Boulevard * How much Free * More info

Theater artists from various disciplines playwrights, actors, directors and more, some from St. Louis and some not collaborate to create extremely short plays that in some way address "the Ferguson moment." How short? Each play is one-minute long. But seeing around 70 of them in a row could create unexpected resonance and amplification. By Judith Newmark

Janeane Garofalo

When 8:30 p.m. Saturday * Where The Ready Room, 4195 Manchester Avenue * How much Sold out * More info

Janeane Garofalo is the kind of comedian-actress who is easy to overlook. She's always funny (check her out on "The Jim Gaffigan Show" and "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp" most recently) although she's not always featured front and center. But that's her role with her stand-up show this weekend at the Ready Room. Anticipation is high the show has been sold out for weeks. By Kevin C. Johnson

St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra: 'Conduct Us' at Boo at the Zoo

When Noon-1 p.m. Saturday * Where Schnuck Family Plaza, St. Louis Zoo, 1 Government Drive, Forest Park * How much Free * More info 314- 781-0900;

It's "Spooky Saturday" at the St. Louis Zoo, with lots going on for small ghouls 9 to 3. During the lunching hour, members of the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra will set up at Schnuck Family Plaza, ready to perform; they just need someone children or their parents to conduct them in classical music favorites. …

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