4/3 SLU SORORITY TRIVIA NIGHT TO PREVENT CHILD ABUSE The Zeta Iota chapter of Kappa Delta at Saint Louis University hosts a community-wide trivia night to benefit Prevent Child Abuse America. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and trivia begins at 7 along with a silent auction. At the Sheraton Clayton Hotel. $20 per person and $180 for a table of 10 in advance or $25 at the door; call Melissa Breer at 814-1092 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
ARBOR DAY TREE SAPLING GIVEAWAY The Missouri Botanical Garden will give away 400 willow oak, flowering dogwood, pawpaw and fringe tree saplings on a first-come, first-served basis from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the William T. Kemper Center for Home Gardening. Master Gardeners will be available to answer questions and give advice on planting.
ARNY NADLER EXHIBITION Hear an informal talk by St. Louis sculptor and Washington University professor Arny Nadler during an opening reception for an exhibit of his new work from 6 to 8 p.m. at COCA. The exhibition continues through May 24. Pictured: ‘Quarantine’ by Arny Nadler, 1999. Steel, 62 x 60 x 57 in.
‘WINGS FOR TOTS’ The World Bird Sanctuary’s ‘Fantastic Friday Nature Series’ at the St. Louis Carousel kicks off with a program about four birds of prey and activities for kids age 2 to 6 years. $5 in advance or $6 at the door; purchase tickets at the Carousel Gift Shop or by calling 636-537-0222.
‘FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT, ST. LOUIS AND ORGANIC ARCHITECTURE’ Anthony Alofsin, a professor of art and art history at the University of Texas at Austin, will explore the ties between St. Louis and Frank Lloyd Wright, including some little-known connections to the 1904 World’s Fair, as well as Wright’s concept of ‘organic architecture,’ at 7 p.m. in the Saint Louis Art Museum Auditorium. Free; 822-8359 or ebsworthpark.org.
‘THROUGH THE EYES OF A CONDOR’ An exhibit of stunning aerial images of Latin America from a book by photographer Robert Haas opens at the Missouri Botanical Garden and continues through June 28. Included with Garden admission; 577-9400 or mobot.org.
4/3-5 ‘MADELINE AND THE BAD HAT’ COCA presents a children’s musical about the lovable Parisian girl and a mischievous new neighbor. $14 or $18; 725-6555 or 534-1111.
STOMP The international sensation pounds infectious rhythms on everything from trashcans to paint cans to tractor tire inner tubes at the Fox Theatre. $26 to $65; 534-1111 or stomponline.com.
4/3-10 ‘LEWIS AND CLARK GO WEST!’ Piwacket Theatre for Children presents a play about the legendary American explorers at the Black Cat Theatre. $12; call 963-8800 or e-mail email@example.com.
4/4 WALL BALL 2009 Get your art fix at an event featuring 45 artists working live from 7 to 11 p.m. at Third Degree Glass Factory. Guests can bid on the works in progress while enjoying appetizers courtesy of L’École Culinaire and music provided by DJ Mahf and KDHX’s Rob Levy. All proceeds benefit South City Open Studio and Gallery. $25.99; wallballeventbrite.com.
‘ANGELS ON ICE’ The P.A.I.G.E. (‘Precious Angel in God’s Embrace’) Foundation hosts a fund-raiser for local children from 6 to 10 p.m. at Hardee’s Iceplex in Chesterfield, with unlimited ice skating, turkey bowling, chuck-a-puck, and an exhibition hockey game featuring St. Louis Blues alumni helping out in a match between the St. Louis police and fire departments. $10 children and $20 adults; 486-2016 or 565-2671 or paigefoundation.com.
THE 5 BROWNS Five Juilliard-trained, precociously gifted siblings perform together and individually on piano at 7:30 p.m. at Powell Symphony Hall. $25 to $65; 534-1700 or slso.org.
CHEROKEE STREET OPEN HOUSE Boutiques and art studios from the 1900 block of Lemp Avenue to the 3200 block of Virginia Avenue open their doors from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., offering food and drink and property tours. Hear live music at the Firecracker Press, along Antique Row and at O’Malley’s Irish Pub.
VEGETABLE GARDEN WORKSHOP Learn to prepare and plant raised beds and amend the soil with Schlafly gardener Jack Petrovic from 10 a.m. to noon at Schlafly Bottleworks. 241-2337 or schlafly.com.
‘APRIL FLOWERS BRING SPRING SHOWERS’ Operation Shower, a nonprofit that provides baby showers for military moms whose spouses are deployed, holds a cocktail party benefit from 8 to 11 p.m. at Mandarin in the Central West End. $25 or $30 at the door; operationshower.org.
WILDSIDE WALKERS Join the walking group from 7 to 8:30 a.m. as they kick off the 2009 season with an early morning walk of the Zoo grounds and refreshments in the Living World. Free; 646-4771 or stlzoo.org.
‘FOLIAS’ OF SPAIN AND ITALY’ Period instrument group the Kingsbury Ensemble performs a selection of baroque compositions with Clea Galhano as guest soloist on recorder at 8 p.m. at Trinity Presbyterian Church. $10 at the door; 862-2675 or
4/5 ‘INSIGHTS INTO THE INSPIRATION & POIGNANCY OF THE MUSIC OF THE 1840s’ The Arianna String Quartet plays music and discusses its historic context at 3 p.m. in Tower Grove Park’s Stupp Center as part of the Park Lecture Series. Free; 771-4424 or towergrovepark.org.
JAZZ ST. LOUIS GALA Jazz singer Chiara Civello highlights an evening with cocktails, dinner and a live auction to benefit Jazz St. Louis at 5:30 p.m. at Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark. $250 to $500 per person or $2500 to $5000 per table of ten; 289-4030 or jazzstl.org.
4/7 ‘TWO MILLION MINUTES’ The title of Adam Raney’s documentary refers to the amount of time a student has before high school graduation after completing eighth grade. ‘Two Million Minutes,’ showing at the Missouri History Museum at 7 p.m., examines how China, India and the U.S. are preparing students for the future. Raney will be available for a discussion afterward. Free; 746-4599 or mohistory.org.