Columbia has several shows going on this weekend, including your chance to see local favorites the Foundry Field Recordings at Mojo's on Saturday.
Also on Saturday night The Blue Note and 102.3 BXR have put together a Haiti Benefit Show with donations to the Red Cross accepted at the door (any amount is appreciated). Come help the earthquake victims while Nonreturner, Ptarmigan, Cantalouper, The Aunt Eehks Road Show, and Please Please Please shake The Blue Note stage. Doors open at 8:00. If you're a Ptarmifan, this show marks the triumphant return of Ptarmigan, along with The Blue Note debut of The Aunt Eehks Road Show.
If you can't make it, you can still donate here.
On a pricier and less charitable note (you are your own best charity, right?) Leo Kottke takes the stage at the Missouri Theatre on Sunday night. Tickets are still available at the box office. Reserved seating is a hefty $30, but I've heard Mr. Kottke and his 12-string guitar virtuosity are well worth it. Doors open at 7:00.
Here's a much younger Leo Kottke performing his infamous "Vaseline Machine Gun":
Support Haiti and the local music scene this Saturday, January 30, at The Blue Note. Doors open at 8:00. Check out Leo Kottke on Sunday, January 31, at the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts. Doors open at 7:00.