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What to Do This Week: April 5-8

 

Thursday, April 5

In the Still Epiphany
Emily Pulitzer showcases the family’s collection of artwork, selected and arranged by artist Gedi Sibony. Organizers say his work will “highlight the artist’s extraordinary powers of perception and sensitivity to space and light.” Opening reception April 5, exhibit runs through October 27. Free. Times: 12–5 p.m. Wed, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Sat. Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, 3716 Washington, 314-754-1850, pulitzerarts.org.

Van Dyke Parks at the Luminary
Though he's not a household name, he's worked with plenty of artists who are (The Beach Boys, The Byrds, Loudon Wainwright III, Harry Nilsson, Silverchair, Ry Cooder, Joanna Newsom, Inara George, Keith Moon and Ringo Starr), and like a lot of musicians who aren't household names, his music is brilliant. The Luminary brings in Parks as part of its Elevator Music Series, with an intimate concert of only 250 seats Advance tickets are recommended. $22, $25 day of show. Time: 7 p.m. Luminary Center for the Arts, 4900 Reber, theluminaryarts.com/elevator-music-series/45-van-dyke-parks.

Friday, April 6

Killer Joe
When creditors threaten to kill Chris Smith if he doesn’t pay up, he and his father plot to kill his mother and collect on her life-insurance policy. But when their contract killer comes to town, everything goes seriously awry. Times: 8 p.m. Thu, Fri & Sat, 2 p.m. Sun. Through April 22. St. Louis Actors’ Studio, The Gaslight Theater, 358 N. Boyle, 314-458-2978, stlas.org.

BABYLON'S BURNING: Images from the Punk Rock Era
A rare chance to see original photos of the early punk scene in the U.S. and England, including images of The Sex Pistols, The Ramones, Iggy Pop, The Runaways, Siouxie Sioux, The Clash and more. Live music by Ramones cover band, We're A Happy Family. Opens concurrently with "Step Right Up: Vintage Circus and Sideshow Photograhs," in the bookstore gallery. PHANTOM Gallery & Books, 1300 Washington, 314-338-4220, phantomstlouis.com.

Saturday, April 7

Frank Stemper
New music composer writes for orchestra, chamber ensemble, voice, and computer; his work has been performed at the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall, as well as venues as far-flung as England, German, Poland, and Japan.
$15 regular adult admission. $7 student/artist admission. Time: 7:30 p.m. New Music Circle, Kranzberg Arts Center, 501 N. Grand, 888-662-7851, newmusiccircle.info@gmail.com, newmusiccircle.org.

Scientific Affairs: Burlesqueology 101
The Randy Dandies Burlesque Troupe present a science-themed show set at "The Strippington School of Arts." Audience members are "encouraged to dress for scientific success," with prizes going to the bests costumes. Ages 18+ only. $15. Time: 8:30 p.m. PLUSH STL, 3224 Locust, 314-322-3085, plushstl.com.

White Denim
This group describes itself as “spastic indie rock” and hails from Austin, Texas, where the band members (Josh Block, Steve Terebecki, James Petralli, and Austin Jenkins) gigged around the local music scene and absorbed the city’s punk and garage-rock influences. With Hundred Visions. $10. Time: 8 p.m. The Firebird, 2706 Olive, 314-535-0353, firebirdstl.com.

Sunday, April 8

Easter Concours d'Elegance Car Show
The Horseless Carriage Club of St. Louis hosts its annual classic car show in the Muny Parking lot, a tradition that stretches back more than half a century. Participating car owners cannot bring a vehicle less than 25 years old, and must not be souped up or made from a kit. Last year, nearly 500 car enthusiasts registered their vehicles for the event. Free. Time: 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The Muny at  Forest Park, 314-361-1900, www.hccmo.com/id14.html.

Broncho
A side project of Starlight Mints keboard player, Ryan Lindsey. The band's first album, Can't Get Past the Lips, reinvents the punk rock of the '70s with gritty attitude, and was called one of the best debut albums of 2011 by NPR Music. $8, $2 minor surcharge. Time: 8:30 pm. The Gramophone, 4243 Manchester, 314-531-5700, thegramophonelive.com.

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