Best bets: Author talks Cardinals, Dance St. Louis, Shakespeare at Powell

Author Howard Megdal

LITERARY

WHAT: Howard Megdal, author of “The Cardinals Way”

WHEN: 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25

WHERE: Left Bank Books, 399 N. Euclid Ave.

HOW MUCH: Free

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THE 411: Baseball journalist Megdal interviews key figures within the St. Louis Cardinals organization, revealing an unrivaled player development system that has created a franchise that is the envy of the baseball world.

MORE INFO: 314-367-6731 or left-bank.com


DANCE

WHAT: New Dance Horizons IV: A Celebration Inspired by St. Louis’ Legendary Black Artists, presented by Dance St.  Louis

WHEN: 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26; and 2 & 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27

WHERE: Touhill Performing Arts Center on the campus of UMSL

HOW MUCH: $20

THE 411: In celebration of Black History Month, three nationally-renowned African-American choreographers create three new works inspired by legendary St. Louis African-American artists. Each choreographer is paired with a local professional dance company, including three Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre principal dancers, to create the three unique world premieres.

MORE INFO: tickets.touhill.org


MUSIC

WHAT: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

WHEN: 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28

WHERE: Powell Symphony Hall, 718 N. Grand Blvd.

HOW MUCH: $31.50-$111

THE 411: Journey to the land of forbidden love with Mendelssohn’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Hans Graf leads the enchanting incidental music to Shakespeare’s beloved play, with actress Maureen Thomas portraying vignettes from the drama on the Powell Hall stage.

MORE INFO: 314-534-1700 or stlsymphony.org

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