Go! St. Louis Weekend Calendar, January 30-February 1, 2009

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go-horiz-bar-stlog.jpg Friday
The works of Eero Saarinen, designer of the Gateway Arch, will be celebrated tonight at Washington University's Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum (Forsyth and Skinker boulevards.) It is the opening reception of Eero Saarinen: Shaping the Future, a show that runs through April 27. The reception takes place from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mark Fischer has more details about the opening.

Friday
Shopping might be considered a sin to some during this period of economic crisis, crunch, meltdown, or whatever one chooses to call it. But retail becomes guilt-free at the "Cash & Carry Boutique Warehouse Sale," which runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. tonight and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The sales range from 50 percent to 90 percent off original prices on brand-name items from fifteen local boutiques that cater to men and women. To find out where this sale is located, consult the write-up by the RFT's Alison Sieloff.

Friday
It wouldn't be much of a stretch for So Many Dynamos to compete for the title of "hardest working band in St. Louis." Tonight, the Edwardsville quartet will show concert-goers why during its performance at Off Broadway. Let Shae Moseley fill you in with the details on the show.

Saturday
Seems like the runway fashion shows at night clubs around town contine to get more popular. And this weekend is no different, with Sugar Lounge (1405 Washington Avenue) hosting the sexed-up affair this time. The party runs from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m., with the usual "VIP Red Carpet Bottle Service Seating" available for the players -- or guys who just got paid (and there's no shame in that!) For more information call 314-616-1405.

Saturday
Saturday and Sunday are the last days of the annual Saint Louis Auto Show at America's Center (701 Convention Plaza) downtown, and even though the economy's running on empty and auto company CEO's are predicting the worst in front of Congress, it's still fun to take a first-hand peek at concept cars and vehicles you'll never be able to buy. What's better, a Dodge pick-up truck will be given away! Alison Sieloff has the rest of the details, including time and admission.

Saturday
Mahjongg (pronunciation here) "specializes in robotic, yet tribal-sounding exploratory dance music," writes Shae Moseley. The Chicago group plays a free (free!) show tonight the Billiken Club on the campus of Saint Louis University. As with other shows at the club (20 North Grand Boulevard), the music gets going at 9 p.m. And the aforementioned So Many Dynamos (as Emperor X) are also on the bill. Let Moseley give you more details on the show.

Saturday
The pre-Valentine's Day Crush Party at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (3750 Washington Boulevard) is an event to see and be-seen by other charitable, (presumably) single people. The party is a benefit for CAMSTL and tickets range from $50 to $150. It lasts from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. For more details read the rest of Alison Sieloff's write-up.

Sunday
Skybox on Laclede's Landing boasts more than 70 high-definition televisions -- despite some crooks who broke in and stole a few flat screens. All will be turned to (what else?) the Super Bowl tonight. Get there at 3 p.m. to secure a seat in the sports bar owned by Nelly, Marshall Faulk, Larry Hughes and Darius Miles. Call a few friends together, because a table includes an $80 food/drink minimum and a booth is $150. To RSVP (and to get in free) e-mail the PR folks at info@synergystl.com.

Sunday
"The African-American Read-In launches Black History Month with a literary bang," writes Paul Friswold, and as the RFT Calendar Editor points out, Black History Month is going to be amplified this year, specifically in regard to the arts. On Sunday, the Missouri History Museum (Lindell Boulevard and DeBaliviere Avenue) hosts the read-in at 1 p.m. Local students will read the works of authors Langston Hughes, Zora Neal Hurston and Ralph Ellison, among others. For more information on this event, check out the rest of Friswold's write-up.

Sunday
Peter Holsapple and Chris Stamey of the dB's perform at Off Broadway tonight and this afternoon at Euclid Records. The North Carolina-based dB's formed in 1978 and while the band disbanded a decade later, Holsapple and Stamey continued to write and perform together. Another album -- with ten tracks finished -- is also in the works, writes RFT music writer Roy Kasten. Details on the show are here.

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