Best Bets: Hometown Takeover III at the Pageant, Creed Bratton at Fubar

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Best Bets: Hometown Takeover III at the Pageant, Creed Bratton at Fubar


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FRIDAY

An Evening of Music and Comedy with Creed Bratton

When 8 p.m. Jan. 15* Where Fubar, 3108 Locust Street * How much $20-$50 * More info Ticketfly.com

"The Office" may be long gone except for reruns, but its actors are everywhere. Creed Bratton, the name of both the performer and the character he played, is coming to St. Louis to present an evening of music and comedy. Who knew? Turns out, decades before "The Office," he was a member of the rock band the Grass Roots. By Kevin C. Johnson

New Exhibition Season

When Reception 7-9 p.m. Jan. 15; on view through April 3 * Where Contemporary Art Museum, 3750 Washington Boulevard * How much Free * More info 314-535-4660; camstl.org

It's a new exhibition season at the Contemporary Art Museum, with selective art surveys of work by figurative painter Lisa Yuskavage and sculptor Arcangelo Sassolini, along with new work by Tala Madani, Arlene Shechet, Peter Sutherland, Ned Vena and the Propeller Group, as well as artwork created by members of the St. Louis community through CAM's ArtReach program. By Sarah Bryan Miller

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Celebration

When 7-8:30 p.m. Jan. 15* Where St. Louis Art Museum, Forest Park * How much Free * More info 314-655-5444; slam.org

The art museum will pay tribute to civil rights activist Julian Bond at its annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration with music, spoken word performances and photography. A leading figure in the 1960s civil rights movement, Bond died in August at age 75. East St. Louis poet Eugene B. Redmond will talk about Bond's life and legacy. By Jody Mitori

'Sunset Baby'

When 8 p.m. Jan. 15-16, 3 p.m. Jan. 17, 7 p.m. Jan. 21; runs through Jan. 31 * Where Washington University's Edison Theatre, 6445 Forsyth Boulevard * How much $20-$30 * More info 314-534-3810; theblackrep.org

In Dominique Morisseau's intimate drama, a black revolutionary leader who spent years in prison wants to reconnect with the grown daughter he scarcely knows. She has her doubts. "Sunset Baby" stars Black Rep founder Ron Himes as the father, Erin Renee Roberts as the daughter and Ryan Cunningham as her boyfriend. By Judith Newmark

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SATURDAY

'From the Canyons to the Stars '

When 8 p.m. Jan. 16* Where Powell Symphony Hall, 718 North Grand Boulevard * How much $29-$109 * More info 314-534-1700; stlsymphony.org

Composer Olivier Messiaen was a synthesthete: With every note he heard, he saw a particular hue. That extra sense colored his music as well as his life. …

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