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Patch Picks: Events and Happenings Mar. 19 - Mar. 25

Here's what's happening in and near Ladue, Clayton and University City.

Patch Picks: Events and Happenings Mar. 19 - Mar. 25

Ladue-Frontenac Patch teams up with neighboring Patch sites each week to round up events and happenings in the area. Here are our picks for this week.

Monday, Mar. 19.

  • Many area schools are on spring break this week.
  • Get your art fix with your coffee in Clayton on Monday at . The coffee company is hosting Arlene Ligori’s art exhibit during March and April. The free exhibit is open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. And if you like what you see, be sure to check out the “Meet the Artist” reception on Apr. 7. For more information, visit Arlene Ligori’s website.
  • The in University City is offering a Kickstarter School for creative-minded people who want to get their ideas off the ground. The class is free of charge. Stephanie Pereira, Kickstarter’s Director of Art Programs, will start the night with a presentation on how to bring your dreams to life. For more information, visit the Regional Arts Commission’s website.  
  • The Department of Music will present a Jazz Combo concert in University City on Monday. The free concert will be held in the and begins at 7 p.m. For details, visit the department’s website.
  • at is hosting a Valentino Trunk Show beginning Monday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The show will run through Mar. 24. For details, visit Plaza Frontenac’s website.
  • There’s a public budget meeting on Monday at 6 p.m. in University City. The meeting is at the McNair Administration Building on Groby Road. Visit the University City website for more details and contact information.
  • In Clayton, Spring Break Camps start on Monday. They’ll run through Mar. 23. For more information, visit the city’s website.
  • There’s a meeting of the Plan Commission and Architectural Review Board in Clayton on Monday at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Council Chambers. For details, visit the city’s website.
  • The in Ladue is holding a Google Docs class on Monday at 6:30 p.m. Participants will learn to create and store documents with the free Google application. Classes are free, but registration is required. Visit the library’s website for details.

Tuesday, Mar. 20.

  • In U. City, you can see Todd Rundgren in concert at the on Tuesday evening. General admission is $25, and there will be a $2 minor surcharge at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Pageant’s website.
  • At in Ladue, Trish is back with Tuesday Morning Story Time. This week’s story is Spring by Nuria Roca. The fun starts at 10 a.m. For more information, visit the Barnes & Noble website.
  • The in Ladue is hosting an Introduction to AncestryLibraryEdition.com class on Tuesday at 2 p.m. Participants will learn to find their ancestors with the website. Registration is required. For more details, visit the library’s website.

Wednesday, Mar. 21.

  • George Thorogood and the Destroyers will play at the in University City on Wednesday. General admission is $30 and there’s a $2 minor surcharge at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8. Tom Hambridge will open the show and the main act will start at 9 p.m. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Pageant’s website.
  • In Clayton, the is holding a Science Fiction Illustration class on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Students will learn techniques used in science fiction illustration. The class costs $120 for members and $150 for non members. For more information and to sign up, visit the St. Louis Artists’ Guild’s website.
  • The ’s History Lecture Series continues on Wednesday with Clayton’s police chief, Tom Byrne, presenting Clayton’s Changing Landscape. Byrne will share stories gathered during his 40 years of service. The free event begins at 7 p.m. at the Center of Clayton. For details, visit the city’s website.
  • The University City Board of Adjustment will meet on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Visit the University City website for details.
  • The St. Louis County Library Headquarters in Ladue is hosting bestselling author Susan Vreeland on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Vreeland will discuss her new book entitled Clara & Mr. Tiffany. For more information, visit the library’s website.

Thursday, Mar. 22.

  • Jazz musician Andrew Bird will be in concert at the Pageant on Thursday. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8. General admission is $30 and there’s a $2 minor surcharge at the door. The opening act features Eugene Mirman. Ticket buyers will receive a free download of Bird’s upcoming album as well as two additional free music downloads. For more details and to purchase tickets, visit the Pageant’s website.  
  • There’s still time to see Cry-Baby at the New Line Theatre on in Clayton. The show runs through Saturday. Tickets can be purchased online and run $10 to $20. The show starts at 8 p.m. For more details and to buy tickets, visit the New Line Theatre’s website.
  • The ’s Ecology and Environmental Awareness Committee meets on Thursday at 5 p.m. at City Hall. For details, visit the city’s website.
  • The St. Louis County Library Headquarters in Ladue is hosting a Hunger Games Tribute Challenge for kids between the ages of 12 and 18 on Thursday at 7 p.m. Registration is required. For more information, visit the library’s website.

Friday, Mar. 23.

  • In U. City, Rebelution will play at the Pageant on Friday with opening acts The Green and Pep Love. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8. General admission starts at $15 and there’s a $2 minor surcharge at the door. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Pageant’s website.
  • If you’re in more of a dramatic mood on Friday, you might like to check out the student theater company’s production of Missing at in University City. Billed as a “contemporary urban re-telling of Hansel and Gretel,” the show starts at 7 p.m.  Tickets are $6 to $8. The show will also run at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit COCA’s website.
  • in Clayton is hosting a Chinese Class for the community. Taught by professional Chinese teachers, there will be classes for both children and adults. This week’s class starts at 6 p.m. There’s a $25 registration fee. For more information, call 314-727-9540 or email guangyulou@gmail.com.
  • The 's Public Works Department and Ecology and Environmental Awareness Committee is sponsoring its 8th annual in the south parking lot of Shaw Park on Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Business and residents may dispose of various items, including computers, printers, phones, pagers, fax machines, small appliances, copy machines and televisions. Residents may also drop off items on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit the city’s website.

Saturday, Mar. 24.

  • Henry Rollins will play in U. City on Friday at the Pageant. Reserved main floor tickets are still available at $23, and there’s no minor surcharge. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Pageant’s website.
  • If you’re in Clayton on Saturday, stop by between 8 and 11 p.m. to see Cashmere Duo in concert. For more information, visit Jimmy’s website.
  • The St. Louis County Library Headquarters in Ladue is holding a Super Smash Bros. Tournament on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Registration begins at 1 and the tournament begins at 1:30. Xbox Kinect and PS3 Move will also be available to play, and snacks will be provided. Visit the library’s website for details.
  • The St. Louis County Library Headquarters in Ladue is also hosting bestselling author Anne Lamott on Saturday at 7 p.m., where she will discuss her latest book, Some Assembly Required. For details, visit the library’s website.

Sunday, Mar. 25.

  • In U. City, The Head and the Heart will play at the Pageant on Sunday, featuring opening acts Drew Grow and the Pastor’s Wives and Black Girls. General admission tickets start at $17.50 and there’s a $2 minor surcharge at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Pageant’s website.
  • Jim Manley and Mark Friedricks will entertain the lunch crowd at Jimmy’s on the Park in Clayton on Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information, visit Jimmy’s website.
  • at is offering a Healthy Cooking for Kids class on Sunday. Partipants will receive all recipes, tastings of the prepared dishes and save 10 percent on anything purchased that day. For more information, visit Plaza Frontenac’s website.
  • At the , also at Plaza Frontenac, there’s a class at 10 a.m. that will teach you “How to Throw the Perfect Party.” Class attendees receive 10 percent off purchases. For more details, visit Plaza Frontenac’s website.

Want to see your Ladue-Frontenac, Clayton-Richmond Heights or University City event featured in this column? Email Patch reporter Angela Atkinson at angela.atkinson@patch.com with your event information.

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