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June Events: Musts to See, Do and Hear
By Thomas Crone

Wednesday, June 5 (7:30 p.m.)
"Das Blaue Licht" ("The Blue Light," 1932)
Cinema in the City, Webster University Film Series
Beatnik Bob's Café, 15th & Lucas
All-ages, $4, 968-7487

Co-directed by Leni Riefenstahl, this 70-minute film is a bit of period fantasy. According to the Internet Movie Database: "Junta is hated by the people in the village where she lives, especially by the women, who suspect her of being a witch. Only she can climb the nearby mountains to a cave high up, whence a mysterious blue light glows when the moon is full. Many young men of the village have died trying to follow her. She is driven out of town, and takes to living in the mountains. Eventually she shares the secret of the blue light with one man, and he betrays it."

As we always note, this is a neat environment in which to catch a quirky film.

Saturday, June 9 (7 p.m.)
"Outside the Box"
In/Form Galleries, Lemp Brewery

Outside the Box

A multi-artist show brought to life by some of the same folks who enlivened the Arcade Lanes with the bowling show a while back, this one promises dozens of artists, multi-media installations, performance art, poetry, live music, DJs and other what-nots.

For fans of "scenes," this one's an absolute must, with a vast array of characters taking part and/or simply observing the action in one of the most intriguing spaces in town.

Thursday, June 14 (7 p.m.)
Urban Forum
"Urban Policy in Context" with Bruce Katz
Missouri Historical Society, Lee Auditorium

In the final piece of this series, Katz, a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institute and Director of the Center on Urban and Metropolitan Policy (no small titles), will address how "policy actively shapes the ways we think about and define important issues."

This free event, which begins at 7 p.m., will also feature Dr. Alan Artbise, Director of Community Collaboration and Endowed Professor of Public Policy at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Doves Thursday, June 21 (9:00-ish)
Doves with Webb Brothers
The Galaxy, 1221 Washington, 231-2404

A fantastic, introspective British pop-rock band, Doves have only one American LP to their credit, "Lost Souls," as well as a handful of British EPs and singles. For fans of mid-90s Britpop (Ride, Lush, Pale Saints, et al), this one should be right up your alley.

All Fridays (1-4 p.m.)
"Dangerous Curves"
KDHX 88.1 FM (

One of the real treasures of the KDHX broadcast schedule is the weekly dose of women's music presented by Sherri Danger. And this isn't the stereotypical women's music, rather a wide array of sounds and styles, from women who just sang the words to those who produced the albums. The genres are complemented by tracks from a variety of decades, with cuts from the 1910s segueing into tracks from the 1950s and so on and so on.

Playing around with the concept of theme shows, most holidays bring a fun episode, though other individual programs might center on a particular niche (girl groups) or just center on an idea (Mother's Day). Mixing and matching on those days are maybe the most fun, with Sherri spinning everything from Jefferson Airplane to Sleater Kinney to Billie Holliday into a single show.

Though the show's focus might suggest a tight playlist, this show has everything but that.

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