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3/3  Bryan Haynes' For Your Eyes Only - Works in Pursuit of an Illusive Masterpiece   (Friday:  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm)
OA Gallery is excited to announce an extraordinary and exclusive exhibition of over 100 original works on paper and canvas by Missouri artist Bryan Haynes. For My Eyes Only - Works in Pursuit of an Illusive Masterpiece showcases the preliminary acrylic sketches and studies Bryan used to develop his early concepts into the final artworks familiar to and loved by collectors. Never meant to be seen by anyone but the artist, these paintings reveal the thought process of an artist pursuing an original idea. This unique event will be the first time these works have ever been placed on display or offered up for acquisition to the public.
3/11  The Odd Couple Auditions - Curtain's Up Theater Company   (Saturday:  1:30 pm)
Audition Notice

Curtains Up Theater Company will hold auditions for its next production, The Odd Couple on Saturday, March 11th at 1:30 p.m.

Auditions will be held at the Alfresco Performing Arts Center, 2041 Delmar Avenue, Granite City, IL 62040.

Those interested in auditioning should come with a prepared monologue or dialogue (no more than two characters). Memorization is not required. If you do not have access to a monologue, samples will be available for you to choose between at the audition. Auditions will also consist of cold readings from the script.

The cast of characters for The Odd Couple (6 men, 2 women) is as follows:

Oscar Madison Divorced 43 year old sports writer for the NY Post. Pleasant and appealing who enjoys his friends, his cigars, his drinking, even his job. His carefree attitude is evident in his sloppiness.
Felix Unger Getting divorced, 44 year old news writer for CBS. Complete opposite of Oscar. Emotional, neat / clean to the point of obsessive and a bit of a hypochondriac.
Murray Member of the poker club, happily married in his 40s, NYC police officer, slow and methodical, sympathetic
Vinnie Member of poker club, married, 42 years old. A bit nervous and money conscious. His wife is the boss.
Roy Member of the poker club, an accountant, fairly even tempered.
Speed Member of the poker club, easily aggravated.
Gwendolyn Pigeon British, divorced, fun-loving, in her 30s.
Cecily Pigeon British, divorced, fun loving, in her 30s.

Performances are April 28th-29th and May 5th-6th at the Alfresco Center for the Arts.

Questions regarding the show or auditions? Please visit www.curtainsuptheater.com or contact
Dave McCausland at dave.mccausland@permobil.com, 618-444-3471 or Cheri Schuler-Faust at schfu55@gmail.com.
3/11  Cosmic Bingo   (Saturday:  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm)
Metro East Humane Society Cosmic Bingo Saturday, March 11, 2017
Collinsville VFW Hall, 1234 Vandalia Street, Collinsville; Doors open 5:30 p.m. & bingo begins at 7:00 p.m.; $20 per person in advance or $25 at the door; price includes 6 bingo cards, glow hat and glow dabber; 50/50 raffle and silent auction; more than $1,000 in cash prizes; cash bar no outside beverages; register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mehs-cosmic-bingo-tickets-31508668275 or call (618) 656-4405. For more information, visit http://www.mehs.org/cosmic-bingo.html.
3/25  Edison's To Host Campbell Family Fundraiser   (Saturday:  10:00 am - 1:00 pm)
Edwardsville, Ill. Edisons Entertainment Complex will host a fundraiser for the Campbell family of Glen Carbon, who recently suffered the death of their mother and father and lost their home and belongings in a fire.

From 10am-1pm on Saturday, March 25, Edisons will have free inflatables in the lot adjacent to their building, and a $16 entertainment special featuring unlimited bowling, laser tag will be available. Free will donations will be accepted at the inflatables, and the proceeds from the entertainment special will be donated to the family.

The inflatables have been donated by STL Interactives LLC.

Edisons Entertainment Complex is located at 2477 S. State Route 157 in Edwardsville.
To learn more about Edisons, visit www.edisonsfun.com, e-mail info@edisonsfun.com, or call (618) 307-9020.