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Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015
Local Entertainment: Oct. 1-8
1. For opulent drama and great music, nothing this week will beat the final performances of Kansas City Lyric Opera production of Mozart's "Don Giovanni" at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Kauffman Center, 1601 Broadway. The Kauffman Center is an exceptional facility, with a well used big stage. All seats have superscript translations of the original Italian on the back that will enable anyone to follow the opera, all the way to the statue coming to life that drags the defiant Don Juan off to the Underworld.
2. If you like to sample offbeat material, try the Last Comic Standing performers from the TV show bring their tour at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts in Springfield. Comics love to hone their material, and with a national tour, their material should get better and better. All the Hammons Hall seats should be good for this show.
3. If you liked the Repurposed Faire in Monett, check out the Ritzy Rooster Fab and Funky Expo, with 150 booths showing creative decor ideas, runs from noon to 8 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Joplin Convention Center. There will be an abundance of unusual and creative material offered by the artisans themselves at an event well timed for year-end shopping.
The Hosea Bilyeu famlly performs at 7 p.m. on Thursday at Remington's, 1655 W. Republic Rd.
College of the Ozarks assistant professor of music Clara Campbell Christian performs at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at Ellis Hall at Missouri State University.
A community band will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 5 at the Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts.
At Drury University's Clara Thompson Hall, the Springfield-Drury Civic Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. The Drury Jazz Orchestra will play at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 7.
A jazz symposium will be offered at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 6 at Ellis Hall at Missouri State University.
The Voci Angelica Trio performs at 5 p.m. on Oct. 6 at Barnett Recital Hall at Evangel University.
Lydia Loveless and Jason Isbell perform at 7 p.m. on Oct. 8 at the Gillioz Theater, 325 Park Central East.
At the Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion, 5079 W. Northgate Rd., Tobymac, Britt Nicole, Colton Dixon and Hollyn perform at 7 p.m. on Sunday.
At George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson, performing this week are In the Valley Below and The Moth and the Flame on Thursday; Earl and Them, Mudhawk and a Pink Floyd tribute concert on Friday; Moon Taxi and Backup Planet on Saturday; Nate Hancock, Randall Shreve and Sarah Hughes on Oct. 5; Cherub and Hippie Sabotage on Oct. 6; and Aaron Watson and Curtis Grimes on Oct. 8.
At the Faulkner Performing Arts Center, 416 Stadium Dr., the University of Arkansas Women's Chorus performs at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday. The UA Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 5. The Schola Cantorum Choir will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 8.
Singer songwriter Buddy Mondlock performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Fayetteville Underground, 101 W. Mountain St.
At the Woodshed at Cherry's Art Emporium, 311 S. Main in the square, Julie Kellogg performs at "An Evening with Spirits" at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday. A Pink Floyd Tribute concert is offered at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.
At the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, the Nace Brothers play on Friday. Lance Griffith and Midnight Prairie Band play country rock on Saturday. LoCash offers a free concert on Oct. 8.
At the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 S. Second St., the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with trumpeter Wynton Marsalis performs at 8 p.m. on Friday. Quartetto de Cremona, a classic string quartet, plays works by Webern, Mozart and Brahms at 3 p.m. on Sunday in the John H. Williams Theatre. The two biggest performers in the ragtime field touring today, Jeff Barnhart and Brian Holland, perform at 7 p.m. on Oct. 6 at the John H. Williams Theatre.
Pop queen Ariana Grande performs at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 7 at the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver.
The Tulsa Children's Choir and guest Leona Mitchell perform at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Tulsa Garden Center, 2435 S. Peoria Ave.
At Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, performing this week are Glass Animals and Hinds on Friday; Meg Myers and Jarryd James on Sunday; Father John Misty and Tess and Dave on Oct. 5; Royal Blood and Bass Drum of Death on Oct. 6; Jewel Runner, Boots, Bishop Nehru and Cuz Lightyear on Oct. 7; and Cherub, Hippie Sabotage and Shooka on Oct. 8.
At the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts, 1711 S. Homer, the Pittsburg State University Wind Ensemble plays at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday. The PSU Jazz Ensembles play at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 5.
The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra presents "A Night at the Cotton Club" at 8 p.m. on Friday in Helzberg Hall at the Kauffman Center.
Kristin Chenoweth performs Broadway songs with the Kansas City Symphony at 8 p.m. on Saturday at the Kauffman Center.
The Kansas City Conservatory of Music Wind Symphony performs at 7 p.m. on Sunday at the Kauffman Center. The conservatory's Musica Nova new music ensemble performs eight works at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry.
At the Midland Theater, 1228 Main, Glass Animals play at 8 p.m. on Thursday; Of Monsters and Men play at 8 p.m. Friday; Seether plays at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 7; Tori Kelly performs at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 8.
José Porcel and his Compania Flamenca perform at 8 p.m. on Friday at the Folly Theater, 300 W. 12th St.
The St. Louis Symphony will play Prokofiev's "Cinderella" ballet excerpts and rarely heard Symphony No. 3, and Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 2 with pianist Ingrid Fliter at 10:30 a.m. Friday and 8 p.m. Saturday at Powell Hall, Grand and Delmar.
Ariana Grande performs at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Ave.
The Gateway Music Festival, featuring Keith Sweat, Bell Biv DeVoe, Salt-N-Pepa, Troop, Silk and 112 is offered at 8 p.m. on Friday at the Chaifetz Arena, Market and Lindell.
At the Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd., the duo Black Violin plays at 8 p.m. on Friday. Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz from Lincoln Center Orchestra play at 8 p.m. on Saturday. Crooner Alan Ox performs at 10 a.m. on Oct. 6 and 7.
Chamber music by Brahms, Grieg, Arensky and Tchaikovsky will be offered in a concert by St. Louis Symphony players at 5 p.m. on Sunday at the Touhill Performing Arts Center at the University of Missouri.
The University of Missouri Orchestra and Singers perform compositions reflecting social justice themes at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 6 at the Touhill Center.
A concert of chamber music by J.S. Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms is offered at 7 p.m. on Oct. 6 at St. Monica Catholic Church in Creve Coeur.
A live broadcast of the 2015 Manhattan Short Film Festival will be viewed at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Plaster Student Union at Missouri State University.
Original one-act plays, "Trash" by Don Gordon, "The Flaxen Miss Jack" by Jay Huling and "The Big Pay Day" by Walter Thinners, will be presented through Saturday in the Studio Theatre at Drury University.
Springfield Little Theater presents "Grease" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at 311 E. Walnut.
Jacob Fuchs' play "Vanity and Valor" runs through Oct. 17 at the Stained Glass Theater, 1996 W. Evangel St.
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John Brown University presents "Harvey" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, 1 p.m. Saturday and more shows next weekend at the Berry Performing Arts Center, 2000 W. University St.
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"Anna: A Haunting Theatrical Experience," with dance, special effects and "haunted house thrills," is offered at 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays at the Auditorium, 36 S. Main, through October.
Alejandro Casona's play "No Suicide in Springtime" is presented by the Missouri State University Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6-8 with more shows through Oct. 10 at the Bud Walton Theater on the Missouri Southern State University campus.
Wayne Hoffman, illusionist, performs at 7 p.m. on Oct. 7 at the Corley Auditorium at MSSU.
Stained Glass Theater presents the children's musical "The Near-Sighted Knight and the Far-Sighted Dragon" at 7 p.m. Thursday through Sunday at 2101 Annie Baxter Ave.
At the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 S. Second St., "The BFG (Big Friendly Giant)," based on a Roald Dahl children's story, is presented at 7 p.m. on Friday in the John H. Williams Theatre. Zach Braff's play "All New People" opens at 8 p.m. on Oct. 8 and runs through next weekend at the Liddy Doenges Theatre.
Clark Youth Theater presents a musical stage version of the film "Catch Me If You Can" at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, with shows running through the next weekend at the Henthorne Performing Arts Center, 4825 S. Quaker Ave.
Molière's play "The Miser" is presented at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday and again next weekend at the Van Trease Community College Performing Arts Center, 81st and Highway 169.
Sapulpa Community Theatre presents Frederick Knott's play "Wait Until Dark" at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at 124 . Water St. in Sapulpa.
Community Council on the Performing Arts presents Beth Henley's "Crimes of the Heart" at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. on Sunday and again next weekend at the Fox Playhouse, 110 S. Main.
Sondheim's "Sunday in the Park with George," runs at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak St.
A touring production of the Broadway show "Wicked" opens Oct. 7 and runs through Oct. 18 at the Music Hall, 13th and Central.
The Alvin Ailey II dance troupe performs at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 8 at the Folly Theater, with more shows next weekend.
The Coterie Theatre's production of "The Miracle Worker," the story of Helen Keller, runs through Oct. 25 at Crown Center, Grand Blvd. and Pershing Road.
The University of Missouri Theater Department presents Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" at 7 p.m. Thursday through Sunday at the Missouri Theater, 203 S. Ninth St.
Ilene Beckerman's "Love, Loss and What I Wore" is presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Warehouse Theater 104 Willis Ave.
Final performances of Repertory Theater's production of Robert Schenkkan's biographical play "All the Way," about politics with LBJ in the White House, is offered at the Loretto Hilton Center stage in Webster Groves at 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, 4 p.m. on Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. on Sunday.
Stages St. Louis presents "The Full Monty" through Sunday at the Kirkwood Community Center, 111 S. Geyer Road in Kirkwood.
The Paul Taylor Dance Company performs at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Touhill at the University of Missouri.
The musical "Dogfight" opens Oct. 8 and runs through Oct. 24 at the Tower Grove Abbey Theater, 2336 Tennessee Ave.
The New Jewish Theatre's production of Neil Simon's "The Sunshine Boys" opens Oct. 8 and runs through Nov. 1 at the Jewish Community Center, north of Schuetz Road, west of Highway 67.
The 31st annual Aurora Car and Truck Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Oak Park. Live music will be played from noon to 3 p.m.
Comedian Ralphie May performs at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Gillioz Theater, 325 Park Central East.
Repticon, the Springfield Reptile and Exotic Animal Show, runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday at Center Hall, 3001 N. Grant.
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The 25th annual Corvette Weekend runs through Saturday with activities centered at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks.
Birds, Bluegrass and Barbecue, an evening of concessions and live music by For Heaven's Sake, runs from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday at the Wildcat Glades Conservation Center, south of Joplin.
The Tulsa State Fair opens Thursday and runs through Oct. 11 at Expo Square, 4145 E. 21st. St.
Magician Derek Hughes performs at 8 p.m. on Saturday at the Cottey College Center for the Arts.
Comedians Cedric "The Entertainer," Eddie Griffin, D.L. Hughley, George Lopez and Charlie Murphy perform at 8 p.m. on Saturday at the Sprint Center, 1407 Grand Blvd.
Comedians Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy perform at 5 and 8 p.m. on Saturday at the Midland Theater.
The American Royal runs through Nov. 24 along the riverfront downtown. The World Series of Barbecue runs through Sunday. The parade will be Saturday.
Comedian Kevin Hart performs at 8 p.m. Friday at Mizzou Arena.
Comedian Ralphie May performs at 8 p.m. on Friday at the River City Casino.
Ozark Fall Farm Fest runs Friday through Sunday at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.
Harvest Fest runs weekends through October at the Springfield Park system's Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park, 3825 W. Farm Rd. 146.
Oktoberfest is planned Saturday in Park Central Square, with neighboring eateries participating.
Oktoberfest runs Saturday downtown.
The American Girl Fashion Show will be offered at 1 and 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S, Main.
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The 68th annual Original Ozark Folk Festival runs Oct. 6 through Oct. 10. Planned events include the Queen's Tea and the Hedgehoppers playing at 7 p.m. at the Auditorium, 36 S. Main; and on Thursday, the Barefoot Ball featuring Cutty Rye at 8 p.m. at the Basin Park Hotel.
The Neosho Fall Festival runs Saturday and Sunday in downtown Neosho. Kids activities start at 10 a.m. in front of the Civic Center. A total of 140 food and craft vendors are expected.
GARBA, a festival of traditional music and food from India, runs 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at 111 E. Brady.
The 39th annual Kansas City Renaissance Festival runs weekends through Oct. 18 at the city park in Bonner Springs, Kan.
The 40th annual Festival of Arts, Crafts and Music will be held Saturday at 8010 E. Park Rd.
The Historic Shaw Art Fair, one of the most outstanding art fairs in the state, runs Saturday and Sunday in the Missouri Botanical Garden neighborhood, across from Tower Grove Avenue.
The 10th annual Grove Fest runs Saturday in the Grove neighborhood, between Kingshighway and Vanderventer on Manchester.