Best Bets: Aug. 14 – Aug. 21

560 Music Center 

THEATER

WHAT: “The Liar” presented by St. Louis Shakespeare

WHEN: 8 p.m. Friday through Aug. 24

WHERE: 560 Music Center in University City

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HOW MUCH: $15-$25

THE 411: Charming, handsome and an incorrigible liar, Dorante has come to Paris seeking pleasure. He falls head over heels in love with the beautiful Clarice, but the old “boy- meets-girl” scenario goes horribly awry. Mistaking her name for that of her best friend, Lucrece, Dorante winds up getting involved in a duel, tangling himself in a series of gargantuan lies, and all the while, truly making his mark on Paris.

MORE INFO: 314-361-5664 or stlshakespeare.org

MUSIC

WHAT: School of Rock U19 Bash

WHEN: 1-10:30 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Chesterfield Amphitheatre

HOW MUCH: $10

the 411: The School of Rock U-19 Bash celebrates St. Louis’ under 19 music scene, with special guests Jon Anderson, the iconic voice of YES, and Steve Ewing, the voice of The Urge, doing special sets with the School of Rock House Band. Local under 19 bands to be included are Clockwork, Irie Sun, Lighthouse Diver, Simple Machine, The Public, Decedy, Destination Z, Lunar Levitation, Doppler FX, School of Rock tributes to Nirvana, the Clash, and Jimi Hendrix, and other bands.

MORE INFO: School of Rock at Ballwin at 636-220-8930 or Kirkwood at 314-394-1994.

LITERARY

WHAT: Hungry Young Poets Reading Series 

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Monday 

WHERE: Tavern of the Arts, 313 Belt Ave., St. Louis

HOW MUCH: $4-$5

THE 411: River Styx presents poets under the age of 33 reading selections from their recent work.

MORE INFO: 314-533-4541 or riverstyx.org