Best Bets: Jan. 30 – Feb. 5


WHAT: “Forget Me Not” presented by Upstream Theatre

WHEN: Friday-Feb 16; 8 p.m. Thurs-Sat, 7 p.m. Sun, (3 p.m. Feb 16)

WHERE: Kranzberg Arts Center, 501 N. Grand Boulevard, St. Louis

HOW MUCH: $30 adults; $25 seniors; $20 students

THE 411: “Forget Me Not” is the story of a man who was told his mother had died and was shipped to Australia when he was three years old. And of his mother, who never stopped celebrating her little boy’s birthday. And of his learning about himself—and about what it means to love.

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WHAT: Greg Brown

WHEN:  8 p.m. Friday

WHERE: Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Boulevard, St. Louis  

HOW MUCH: $35-$40

411: Acclaimed singer/songwriter Greg Brown is known for his “wickedly sharp” (Rolling Stone) observations of the human condition and highly entertaining live performances. The Grammy-nominee has more than a dozen albums to his credit, and his songs have been performed by Willie Nelson, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin.

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WHAT: Alton Brown Live

WHEN: 8 p.m. Saturday 

WHERE: Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand Avenue, St. Louis

HOW MUCH: $32-$100

THE 411: Alton Brown, “Iron Chef” host and television personality is taking his brand of quirky humor and culinary science on the road with the “Alton Brown Live! The Edible Inevitable Tour.” Recently named Best Food TV Personality at The Munchies, Brown’s tour promises to be an eventful evening of stand-up comedy, talk show antics, multimedia lecture, live music and food experimentation. Be prepared. Ponchos will be involved!

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