by Tom Finkel
Not totally satisfied with your weekend itinerary? Never fear, Go! is here! This regular feature highlights everything from rock shows to art openings, from delicious dishes to hidden-gem hangouts.
Be a Good Sport: Strength and agility will help you in any sport, though not so much in sports trivia. Alison Sieloff points out where you can hit a homerun by flexing your brainpower this evening.
Corpse Pride: The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (3750 Washington Boulevard; 314-535-4660) resurrects the exquisite corpse, a favorite parlor game of yore, from 6 to 8 p.m. At no cost, take part in the teamwork and the beautiful randomness when groups construct art and wonder on life-size composition boards. While collaborating with others on your masterpiece, music from artists inspired by exquisite corpse will get those creative juices flowing, as will the complimentary round of drinks provided by the museum.
Funny Ha-Ha: Need a good, hearty laugh? Local comedy group the Fingerbreaker Brothers teams up with sketch group OneTwoThree for two shows (at 8 and 10 p.m.) at the Focal Point (2720 Sutton Boulevard, Maplewood; 314-781-4200). Described as "the Smothers Brothers meets Robot Chicken," the Fingerbreaker Brothers garner the giggles with sitcom-like sketch comedy. Watch a promotional video for their performance here. The three-member, Chicago-based OneTwoThree (seen here) has been performing sketch comedy since 2005. Tickets, available at the door, cost $10.
Ambassador of Art: Arrive at the Belas Artes Multicultural Center & Art Gallery (1854 Russell Boulevard; 314-772-2787) at 10:30 a.m., and be wowed by the vivid colors and powerful images in Ibiyinka Olufemi Alao's contemporary African artwork. Hear the Nigerian award-winning art ambassador speak about his work and exhibition True Visions of Color, which will be on display at the gallery through Friday, March 7. The lecture and exhibit are free.
The Bald and the Beautiful: Shooting a bald eagle is against the law, but what about dressing like one? Before Alison Sieloff took off to get fitted for faux-feather slacks, she posted a note about Bald Eagle Day for you right here.
The Jig Is Up: An Irish dance performance based on the work of a couples' therapist? Now, this you gotta see! Knots explores the complexities of relationships between man and wife through riveting contemporary dance. CoisCéim, a leading dance company in Ireland, brings this rainbow of emotion to Washington University's Edison Theatre (6445 Forsyth Boulevard; 314-935-6543) tonight at 8 p.m. Call the theater or visit MetroTix to buy a ticket, priced at $18 to $30.
Driver, You Crazy!: The little ones weren't allowed to view the potty-mouthed puppetry of Avenue Q for obvious reasons. But now, there's a new show you and the younger set will enjoy: Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! Part of the COCA Family Theatre Series, the children's book adaptation was created to give three- to six-year-olds a taste of live theater along with their parents. Enjoy either (or both!) of the two performances today at 1 and 3:30 p.m. at the Center of Creative Arts (524 Trinity Avenue, University City; 314-725-6555). Buy $12-to-$14 tickets through MetroTix or by calling the COCA box office (314-725-1834, extension 124).
All You Need: When a young couple struggles to conceive their own bundle of joy, everyone wants to give them a helping hand in Real Love. Click here to learn more about this baby-making comedy.
Hockey-Fan Heaven: The crowd roars as you glide across the ice, only moments away from a Stanley Cup win with the Blues. If you've always daydreamed of playing in the big game with our local hockey team, today might be the day you get to play, well, a game with them. Race to Side Pockets (1439 Bass Pro Drive, St. Charles; 636-724-9300) for Dream Night from 4 to 7 p.m., and challenge members of the Blues to a super-serious game of foosball or air hockey for a small donation. Not up for it? Just come for the autographs and photo ops then. Advanced tickets run from $10 to $15, and $20 ($10 for kids) at the door. All proceeds go to Dream Factory, a nonprofit organization that helps make wishes come true for ill children. For more information call 314-589-5998.