Your long wait is over, St. Louis. St. Lou Fringe is back in its new late-summer slot with even more performances (109 different shows) spread across seven venues in Grand Center throughout the next two weeks (August 19 to 27). Opening day features thirteen different shows spanning a wide range of performance styles. You could see Rusalka's show The Selkie (8:30 p.m. at Kranzberg Arts Center), which features an acoustic folk group from Asheville, North Carolina, that plays mountain music meant to rekindle an interest in the old ways; you could enjoy St. Louis' own Keith Jozsef (7 p.m. at Kranzberg), an illusionist with dramatic flair (his show includes a variant of Russian roulette, with the audience calling the literal shots); or you could be dazzled by An Accidental Organist (8:30 p.m at Duet Gallery), which is David Boyle's one-man confessional about how filling in as church organist for his deceased father turned into a 25-year mission. Tickets for all shows are available at the Fringe box office (3526 Washington Avenue; www.stlfringe.com) and online. No show costs more than $15 to see, and your best value is one of the super-affordable ticket packages — how does five shows for $37 sound? Great, right?
Price: $15 or less