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Wednesday, Sep. 28, 2016

Local Entertainment: Sept. 29-Oct. 6

TOP PICKS

1. For the biggest concert in the area this week, the Lumineers, BÝrns and Rayland Baxter perform at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion, 5079 W. Northgate Rd. in Rogers, Ark. The Lumineers are promoting their new album and this will be a good chance to hear new alternative music.

2. A terrific concert by the Kansas City Symphony is slated for this weekend. The orchestra performs Korngold's Violin Concerto, one of the most gorgeous romantic tuneful concertos, with Stefan Jackiw as violinist, plus Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4, a real show stopper, and Patrick Harlin's "Rapture" at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Kauffman Center, 1601 Broadway.

3. For a fun celebration of the change of seasons for the whole family, Harvest Fest has become an annual tradition at the 207-acre Rutledge-Wilson Farm Community Park, 3825 W. Farm Road 146 in Springfield, run by the Springfield Park Board. The park offers many activities geared at children. It starts this weekend and runs through Oct. 30, Saturdays 11 a.m. top 6 p.m. and Sundays noon to 6 p.m.

CONCERTS

SPRINGFIELD

Song stylists Andra Day and Corinne Bailey Rae perform at 8 p.m. on Oct. 5 at the Gillioz Theater, 325 Park Central East.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.

At George's Majestic Lounge, 517 W. Dickson, playing this week are Daryl Brooks, Manic Focus plus Bill Dollar and Loose change on Friday; the Rick Hancock Band on Saturday; Cherub and Frenship on Oct. 4; Anderson East on Oct. 6.

Jake Hertzog, University of Ark. guitar professor, and his trio of local jazz musicians perform at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at of U of Ark. Fine Arts Center, 340 N. Garland Ave.

At the University of Arkansas Faulkner Performing Arts Center, 453 N. Garland, the U. of Ark. Wind Symphony plays at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 3. The Wind Ensemble plays at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 4.

EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark

Native American flute master John Two-Hawks performs at 7 p.m. on Friday at the Auditorium, 36 S. Main.

The Psalms Prophet Band performs at 2 p.m. on Saturday in Basin Springs Park.

JOPLIN

The Harlem String Quartet performs at 7 p.m. on Friday at College Heights Christian Church, 4311 E. Newman Rd.

At the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, the Mark Chapman Band plays at 9:30 p.m. Friday. The Shari Bales Band plays country at 9:30 p.m. Saturday.

TULSA, Okla.

At the Hard Rock Casino in Catoosa, Art Garfunkel performs at 8 p.m. on Thursday. The Fab Four Beatles tribute band plays at 8 p.m. on Oct. 6.

At Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, performing this week are Saint Motel, JR Jr. and Weathers on Thursday; Local Natives and Charlotte Day Wilson on Friday; St. Paul and the Broken Bones and Seratones on Saturday; Die Antwoord on Sunday; Band of Horses and the Wild Features on Oct. 3; the Naked and the Famous on Oct. 4; and Cold War Kids and the Strumbellas on Oct. 5.

At the Brady Theater, 105 W. Brady St., Andra Day, Corinne Bailey Rae and Brandee perform at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday. M83 and Tennyson perform at 8 p.m. on Oct. 5. Ben Rector and Jacob Whitesides play at 8 p.m. on Oct. 6.

BARTLESVILLE, Okla.

The Bartlesville Symphony Orchestra plays a concert of Russian music at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Bartlesville Community Center, 300 S.E. Adams Blvd. Music includes Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 with soloist Elena Baksht, his 1812 Overture and excerpts from the "Nutcracker" ballet.

PITTSBURG, Kan.

The Pittsburg State University Jazz Ensemble offers a concert at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 3 in the Bicknell Family Center, 1711 S. Homer.

NEVADA

The vocal ensemble Six Appeal performs at 8 p.m. on Oct. 6 at the Cottey College Center for the Arts.

KANSAS CITY

The country ensemble Alabama plays at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Starlight Theater in Swope Park.

At the Midland Theater, Ghost and Carpenter Brut perform at 8 p.m. on Friday. Porter Robinson and Madeon plus Fakear and Robotski play at 8 p.m. on Oct. 6.

At the Kansas City Conservatory of Music's Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry St., the Wind Symphony plays works by Higdon, Lauridsen, Rorem and Mobberley at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday. The Musica Nova vocal ensemble offers a concert on contemporary music at 7:30 p.m. on Friday. Pianist Jordan Buchholtz plays works by Liszt, Debussy, Szymanowski, Beethoven and Brahms at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.

The University of Kansas Symphony Orchestra plays Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto with violinist Carolin Goulding and a suite from Prokofiev's "Romeo and Juliet" at 2:30 p.m. on Friday at the Lied Center on the KU campus in Lawrence.

ST. LOUIS

Maroon 5 performs at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 3 at the Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Ave.

The St. Louis Symphony plays John Adams' Violin Concerto with soloist Leila Josefowicz and Beethoven's Symphony No. 3 at 8 p.m. on Friday at Powell Hall, Grand and Delmar. The orchestra also offers one of its Pulitzer concerts of modern music by Reich, Berio and Adams at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 5 at the Pulitzer Foundation, 3716 Washington Blvd.

At the Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd., the Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet will perform at 8 p.m. on Saturday. The Route 66 Jazz Orchestra plays at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 4.

The vocal ensemble Chanticleer performs at 8 p.m. on Oct. 6 at the St. Louis Cathedral, 4431 Lindell Blvd.

THEATER

SPRINGFIELD

Springfield Little Theater presents the musical "Peter Pan" at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6 with more shows through next weekend at the Landers Theater, 311 E. Walnut.

A variety show by the Springfield YES Troupe will be presented at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Landers Theater.

Drury University Theater Department presents Cindy Lou Johnson's play "The Years" at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5 and 6, with more shows through next weekend, in the Studio Theatre just west of the O'Reilly Center.

Final performances of Stephen Sondheim's musicals "Assassins" run Friday through Sunday at the Springfield Contemporary Theater, 302 E. Pershing.

"The Ballad Hunter" by Jenny Laird, a play about a musicologist in Appalachia in the 1930s, encountering sisters whose husbands have been killed in a mining accident, is offered at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. in the Craig Hall Balcony Theatre at Missouri State University.

OZARK

A stage version of Lew Wallace's "Ben-Hur" runs through Oct. 22 at the Stained Glass Theater, 1996 Evangel.

POINT LOOKOUT

College of the Ozarks presents a stage version of Jerry Davis's play "Railway to Heaven: The True Story of an Ozarks POW" at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4 and 6 at the Keeter Center, with more shows Tuesdays and Thursdays through Nov. 29.

CARTHAGE

Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" is presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, with a dinner theater option available one hour before the show, at the Stone's Throw Theater, 2466 Old 66 Blvd.

TULSA, Okla.

At the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 S. Second St., David Mamet's play "Glenbarry Glen Ross" is offered at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, with more shows next weekend in the Liddy Doenges Theatre. "Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters," told with African drumming, is presented at 7 p.m. on Friday in the John H. Williams Theater. The children's show "Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood: Live" is offered at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 5 in the Chapman Music Hall. Max McLean presents a one-man show as author and theologian C.S. Lewis in "The Reluctant Convert" at 7 p.m. on Oct. 6 with more shows through next weekend in the John H. Williams Theater.

Tulsa Spotlight Theatre, 1381 Riverside Dr., presents "Anne of Green Gables" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

August Strindberg's "The Ghost Sonata" will be presented at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, with more shows next weekend, at the Tulsa Community College Van Trease Performing Arts Center, 10300 E. 81st St.

PITTSBURG, Kan.

A touring production of the musical "Once" is presented at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Bicknell Family Center, 1711 S. Homer.

NEVADA

The Leverage Dance Theater performs at 8 p.m. on Saturday at the Cottey College Center for the Arts.

KANSAS CITY

The Ailey II Dance Company perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Folly Theater, 300 W. 12th St.

The Jessica Lang Dance Company performs at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Kauffman Center.

Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Evita" is presented by the Kansas City Repertory Theater weekends through Sunday at the Spencer Theater, 4949 Cherry.

"The Nine Who Dared: Courage in Little Rock," a dramatization of the 1957 desegregation effort, runs through Oct. 21 at the Coterie Theater at Crown Center, Grand Blvd. and Pershing Rd.

Robert Askins' play "Hand to God" runs through Sunday at the Unicorn Theater, 3828 Main.

A revue of songs by Barry Manilow, Bette Midler and 1980s Broadway shows opens Friday and runs through Oct. 30 at the Quality Hill Playhouse, 303 W Tenth St.

George Harter's "Songs of the Great War," a revue of WWI-era hits, opens Oct. 6 and runs through Oct. 16 at the Musical Theater Heritage in Grand Center, 2450 Grand Blvd.

COLUMBIA

Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" is presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at the Rhynsburger Theater on the University of Missouri campus.

Wendy Wasserstein's play "An American Daughter" is presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Macklenburg Playhouse, 100 Willis Ave.

Scott Barsotti's play "Brewed" is offered at 7:30 p.m Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Warehouse Theatre, 104 Willis Ave.

A touring production of the Broadway musical "Once" will be presented at 7 p.m. on Oct. 6 in the Jesse Auditorium at the University of Missouri.

ST. LOUIS

A touring production of the Broadway musical "Once" is presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the Fox Theater, 527 N. Grand.

The Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company performs at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the Touhill Performing Arts Center at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

St. Louis Repertory Theatre's production of Stephen Sondheim's "Follies" runs through Sunday at the Loretto Hilton Performing Arts Center at Webster University in Webster Groves.

The New Jewish Theater's production of William Gibson's play "Golda's Balcony" opens Oct. 6 and runs through Oct. 30 at the Jewish Community Center in Creve Couer.

SPECIAL EVENTS

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri State University will host its second annual Carnaval Banquet and Cultural Show, "Faces of Latin America," at 6 p.m. on Saturday at the ballroom and theater in the Plaster Student Union.

Comedienne Alison Arngrim performs at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Gillioz Theater, 325 Park Central East.

SPRINGDALE, Ark.

A fall demolition derby is offered on Saturday at Rodeo of the Ozarks, 1423 E. Emma Ave.

EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark.

Comedian and ventriloquist Andy Gross performs at 8 p.m. on Saturday at the Auditorium.

The 26th annual Eureka Springs Corvette Weekend opens Oct. 6 and runs through next weekend, with events throughout town.

JOPLIN

Storyteller and music educator Jim Gill offers a concert at 6 p.m. on Friday at Missouri Southern State University.

MIAMI, Okla.

The Coleman Theater, 103 N. Main, presents the 1916 silent film "Sherlock Holmes" with Dennis James at the concert organ at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

GROVE, Okla.

Pioneer Days is offered Friday and Saturday at the Har-Ber Village Museum.

BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan.

The fifth annual Route 66 Cruise'n Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 11th and Park.

TULSA, Okla.

The Tulsa State Fair opens Sept. 29 and runs through Oct. 9 at Expo Square, 4145 E. 21st St.

PITTSBURG, Kan.

The Pittsburg State University Choir holds a fundraising dinner with a concert of American music at 6:30 p.m. on Friday in the Overman Student Center ballroom. Advance registration is needed.

KANSAS CITY

Comic Bianca Del Rio performs at 8 p.m. on Oct. 6 at the Folly Theater.

ST. LOUIS

Comic Wanda Sykes performs at 8 p.m. on Saturday at the Peabody Opera House, 1400 Market.

The Kelloggs Tour of the summer gymnastics champions will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 6 at the Chaifetz Arena, Market and Lindell.

Comedian David Alan Grier performs at 7 and 9:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Lumiere Theater, 999 N. Second St.

FESTIVALS

ROGERS, Ark

At the Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion, 5079 W. Northgate Rd., the first Beer and Music Festival is offered at 2 p.m. on Sunday, featuring unlimited free samples of local and regional craft beer from 20 breweries, unannounced regional and national musician plus Virtual Reality and video game competitions.

CLAREMORE, Okla.

Pumpkin Festival continues Thursday through Saturday at Shepherd's Cross, 16792 E. 450 Rd., running weekends through Nov. 5.

KANSAS CITY

The Kansas City Renaissance Festival runs weekends through Oct. 16 at the park in Bonner Springs, Kan., west of KC.

The Harvest Moon American Indian Festival, featuring music, dance and cultural arts vendors, runs Saturday at the Osage Trail Station Neighborhood, 3105 Troost Ave.

The Missouri Town 1855 Fall Festival of Arts, Crafts and Music runs Saturday and Sunday at 8010 E. Park Rd. in Lee's Summit.

COLUMBIA

The Roots n Blues n BBQ Festival is slated for Friday through Sunday at Stephens Lake Park.

HERMANN

Oktoberfest opens Saturday and runs each weekend through October throughout the city and adjacent wineries.

ST. LOUIS

The St. Louis Renaissance Festival runs Saturday and Sunday and each weekend to Oct. 16 in Rotary Park, 2577 W. Meyer Rd. in Wentzville.

The Historic Shaw Art Fair, one of the best juried art fairs in the state, covering two blocks of Flora Place next to the Botanical Garden, runs Saturday and Sunday.

The 11th annual Grove Fest, a street festival that runs on Manchester Avenue from Kingshighway to Vandeventer, runs Saturday.

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