1/5 DOGTOWN ALLSTARS The R&B, funk and soul band plays at 7 p.m. at the St. Louis Public Library, 1301 Olive St. Free.
PILLOWS AND POWER Marbles Yoga Studio and Gallery in Lafayette Square hosts a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. for a fiber art exhibit by Amy Lee Ball and Katie Goedde. Ball’s fiber sculptures and Goedde’s pillow creations will be on view Mondays until Jan. 26 at 1905 Park Ave.
1/5 & 6 NIGHT OF THE LIVING SHOWTUNES The New Line Theatre’s All-Stars perform rowdy, funny, heart-wrenching songs from shows including ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch,’ ‘The Rocky Horror Show,’ ‘Avenue Q,’ ‘Sweet Charity’ and more. 8 p.m. at the Sheldon Concert Hall. $10; 533-9900 or http://thesheldon.org">thesheldon.org.
1/6 TWELFTH NIGHT Hear the official beginning of Mardi Gras, proclaimed at 5:30 p.m. from the steps of Johnny’s Restaurant in Soulard and followed by a musical procession and fireworks. Free.
1/7-10 THE BAD PLUS The contemporary jazz group plays Jazz at the Bistro. $15 to $35; 289-4030 or http://metrotix.com">metrotix.com.
1/7-2/1 SAINT JOAN The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis performs ‘Saint Joan,’ George Bernard Shaw’s masterpiece of provocative political thinking, from Jan. 7 to Feb. 1. $14.50 to $65; 968-4925 or repstl.org.
1/8 ‘OBSERVABLE READINGS’ The St. Louis Poetry Center hosts the ‘Observable Readings’ series at 8 p.m. at Schlafly Bottleworks with poets Quincy Troupe and Patrick Rosal. Free.
ORGANIC GARDEN CLUB The Missouri Organic Association (MOA) holds the inaugural monthly meeting of St. Louis’s first organic garden club from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Whole Foods in Town and Country. Molly Rockamann, of EarthDance Farms, will answer questions about growing organically and screen a short film about the Mueller Organic Farm in Florissant. $10 or $5 for MOA members, 636-527-1160.
1/8 & 1/9 WINTER BLUES The Soulard Art Market, 2028 S. 12th St., hosts an opening reception from 7 to 10 p.m. for a juried exhibition of artwork reflecting ‘the blues’ whether it’s blues music, the color blue, or feeling ‘blue.’ The exhibit runs until Feb. 7.
1/9 HOLGA POLKA INVITATIONAL The Regional Arts Commission, 6128 Delmar Blvd., hosts an opening reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for the exhibit, ‘Holga Polka Invitational,’ a collection of photographs taken with the Holga toy camera by more than 40 artists. The exhibit runs through Feb. 22.
‘ART AND UPHEAVAL’ BOOK SIGNING Author William Cleveland will discuss and sign his latest book, about how art can change communities. 7:30 p.m. at Left Bank Books. Free.
‘OPERA NIGHT’ AT THE SAINT LOUIS SYMPHONY James Gaffigan conducts works by Verdi, Puccini and Wagner and Opera Saint Louis’ Kelly Kaduce sings arias from ‘La Traviata’ and ‘Madame Butterfly’ at 8 p.m. at Powell Hall. $19 to $105; 534-1700 or slso.org.
1/9-18 TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Edison Theatre and Metro Theater Company present the civil rights classic at Edison Theatre through Jan. 18. $16 adults; $12 children, students and seniors; 935-6543 or http://metrotix.com">metrotix.com.
LATE AFTERNOON First Run Theatre Inc. presents a play about hope, survival and secrets set in St. Louis in 1936. At the Thomas Hunter Theatre, 233 N. New Ballas Road in Creve Coeur. Purchase tickets, $8 to $12, at the door.
1/9-2/22 ‘JEWELRY AT LARGE’ Craft Alliance, 6640 Delmar Blvd., hosts an exhibition of wearable art made by 13 artists from across the country.
1/9-3/29 ‘ORCHID PORTRAITS’ The Missouri Botanical Garden hosts an exhibit of 30 orchid images, taken by Charles Rowden, the official photographer of the American Orchid Society and the Cymbidium Society of America. $8 admission to the Garden.
LOUIS CAMERON, ‘HEINEKEN’ The artist’s 8 by 19 foot painting transforms an image of a six-pack of beer into a painterly abstraction. ‘Heineken’ will be on display in Gallery 301 at the Saint Louis Art Museum until March 29.
1/10 HOUSKA ‘HI-DEF’ phd gallery, 2300 Cherokee St., hosts an opening reception from 7 to 10 p.m. for an exhibit of 22 new paintings by Saint Louis artist Charles Houska. Twenty percent of the evening’s sales benefit Food Outreach. Free; 664-6644.
KRISTEN CHENOWETH The Tony Award-winner and star of ‘Pushing Daisies’ will perform as a solo vocalist with the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra at 8 p.m. at the Fox Theatre. $45 to $100; 534-1111 or http://metrotix.com">metrotix.com.
‘ON THE BRINK’ COCA dance members and alumni of the semi-professional company perform at 3 and 9 p.m. at COCA, 524 Trinity Ave., joined by guest choreographers Darrell Grand Moultrie and COCAdance assistant director Alicia Graf. $10 students or $15;
725-6555 or metrotix.com.
1/12 ‘A STRONG SEED PLANTED’ The Central Library, 1301 Olive St., screens the documentary about the civil rights movement in early 1960s St. Louis, with archival footage and interviews with key participants of the Jefferson Bank Protest. At 6 p.m.; free.
1/12-26 ‘NARRATIVES AND OBSERVATIONS’ The Morton J. May Foundation Gallery at Maryville University hosts an exhibit of individual and collaborative drawings, paintings and ceramics by Mark and Patricia Sheppard. The artists will come to the gallery for a reception Jan. 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. Free.