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Local Entertainment: Sept. 3-10

TOP PICKS

1. The grand opening concert at the Monett High School Performing Arts Center will be held at 7 p.m. on Sept. 10. The Ozark Festival Orchestra will perform along with the Monett High School band, choirs and speech and debate students. This will be the first concert given in Monett's new performance venue and will be free.

2. Little Balkans Days runs Friday through Sunday downtown Pittsburg, Kan. Events include the Quilt Guild Quilt Show, one of the best in the area, running Friday and Saturday at Memorial Hall, Fifth and Pine; royalty crowning on Friday; the Tailgrass Film Festival Road Show at 8:30 p.m. on Friday at the Colonial Fox Theatre, 409 N. Broadway; the chili cook-off and car show Saturday morning; the antiques, arts and crafts and concessions fair on Broadway all day Saturday; live music in the Folk Life Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday; and a street dance at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, with the Members Only Band at 8 p.m.

3. The Kansas City Irish Festival runs Friday through Sunday at Crown Center, Grand Blvd. and Pershing Road. Most activities are on the Crown Center plaza. Celtic dancing, live music, ethnic food and vendors with Celtic heritage products abound in this event, a rare treat to witness quite a few Celtic dancing schools perform, access Celtic heritage products outside of a Renaissance faire and enjoy a cultural treat.

CONCERTS

ROGERS, Ark.

Mexican musician and actor Pedro Fernández performs at the Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion, 5079 W. Northgate Rd.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.

At George's Majestic Lounge, 513 W. Dickson, Brother Moses performs Thursday. Big Uns, Jim Mills and the Hellbenders, and Backroad Anthem play Friday. Boom Kinetic play Saturday.

Soprano Liesl Dromi, director of music theater and opera at John Brown University, performs at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Center.

CARTHAGE

At the Woodshed, 311 S, Main in Cherry's Art Emporium, Guy "PIano Man" Wilcox performs at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.

TULSA, Okla.

Belinda Carlisle performs at 7 p.m. on Friday at the River Spirit Events Center 8330 Riverside Parkway.

At the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver, Air1 Positive Hits Tour featuring Christian artist Crowder, Lauren Daigle, Finding Favor NF and 3 for 3 performs at 7 p.m. on Thursday.

Song stylist Syleena Johnson performs at 9 p.m. on Saturday at the Cox Business Center, Seventh and Houston.

At Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, performing this week are the Tulsa Playboys with Texas swing on Thursday. The Tallest Man on Earth and Lady Lamb perform on Sept. 9.

At the Brady Theater, 105 W. Brady, Rob Thomas has rescheduled his concert for 7 p.m. on Thursday.

PITTSBURG, Kan.

Uncountable Kings and Super Rats perform at 8 p.m. on Sept. 10 at the Bicknell Center for the Arts, 1711 Homer.

KANSAS CITY

The Kansas City Chamber Orchestra performs Mozart's Symphony No. 41 and Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 1 at 8 p.m. on Friday at the Kauffman Center, 1601 Broadway.

Classical music superstars violinist Itzhak Perlman and pianist Emanuel Ax perform at 7 p.m. on Sept. 8 at the Kauffman Center.

Take 6 and the Manhattan Transfer perform at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 10 at the Kauffman Center.

ST. LOUIS

At the Hollywood Casino Amphitheater in Maryland Heights, Def Leppard, Tesla and Styx perform at 7 p.m. on Friday. Toby Keith and Chris Janson perform at 7 p.m. on Saturday.

The Afriky Lolo West African Dance and Drumming ensemble performs at 2 p.m. Sunday at the St.Louis Art Museum's Farrell Auditorium in Forest Park.

Rob Thomas performs at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at the Peabody Opera House, 1400 Market.

A tribute concert to the music of Al Green is offered by Brian Owens at 8 p.m. on Sept. 10 at the Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd.

THEATER

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.

At the Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson, Peter Shaffer's musical "Amadeus," loosely based on the life of W.A. Mozart, has shows at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, with more shows Sept. 9, 10 and for the next two weekends in the Studio Theater at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.

TULSA, Okla.

TV star Theresa Caputo performs at 8 p.m. on Thursday at the hard Rock Casino in Catoosa.

At the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 S. Second St., the musical "Miss Saigon" is presented at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday and for the next two weekends in the John H. Williams Theatre.

KANSAS CITY

Cirque Eloise "iD" show is presented at 8 p.m. Sept. 8 through next weekend at the Starlight Theater in Swope Park.

"The Addams Family" runs through Sept. 21 at the New Theatre Restaurant, 9229 Foster St. in Overland Park, Kan.

"A Night on the Town," featuring a table-seated ringside cabaret of musical theater selections is presented Sept. 10 through next weekend by the Musical Theater Heritage at Crown Center, 2450 Grand Blvd.

The Off Broadway Players in Excelsior Springs presents "Victor/Victoria" at 7:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday at 114 N. Marietta.

COLUMBI

The Columbia Entertainment Company presents "Mary Poppins" Sept. 10 through next weekend at 1800 Nelwood Dr.

The Maplewood Barn Theatre presents Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing" at 8 p.m. Thursday through Sunday at Nifong Park with more shows next weekend.

ARROW ROCK

The Lyceum Theater presents "Stand By Your Man: the Tammy Wynette Story" Sept. 9 through Sept. 20.

ST. LOUIS

Repertory Theater of St. Louis opens its season with Robert Schenkkan's biographical play "All The Way," about LBJ, at 8 p.m. on Sept. 9 and 10, with shows continuing through Oct. 4 at the Loretto Hilton Center at Webster University in Webster Groves.

Stages St. Louis's production of "The Full Monty" opens Friday and runs through Oct. 4 at the Robert Reim Theater at the Kirkwood Community Center, 111 S. Geyer Rd.

"Tell Me Somethin' Good," a revue of scene from past shows offered by the Black Repertory Theater, is offered at 7 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. on Sunday, 7 p.m. on Sept. 10 with more shows through next two weekends at the Edison Theater on Washington University.

SPECIAL EVENTS

SPRINGFIELD

Ozark Mule Days is offered Friday through Sunday at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.

The Springfield Art Museum, 1111 E. Brookside Circle, offers the exhibits "Susi Steinitz Ettinger: Ciphers and Glyphs" and "Adolph Dehn" Landscapes" through Nov. 8.

BENTONVILLE, Ark.

At the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, exhibits running to October include "Fish Stories: Early Images of American Game Fish," "Warhol's Nature" and "Jamie Wyeth."

EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark.

The annual Scooting the Ozarks scooter rally runs Sept. 9 through next weekend, with activities centered at the Quality Inn.

JOPLIN

At Missouri Southern State University, the musical comedy duo Dakaboom performs at 7 p.m. on Friday. Hypnotist Chris Jones performs at 7 p.m. on Sept. 10.

MIAMI, Okla: The Ottawa Powwow will be held Saturday at Adawe Park, 11400 S. 613 Rd.

TULSA, Okla.

At Expo Square, 4145 E. 21st St., the Tulsa Reining Classic will be held through Sunday in the livestock complex. The American Miniature Horse Registry holds its nationals Sept. 10 through Sept. 20 at the livestock complex.

An exhibit of California impressionist paintings closes on Sunday at the Gilcrease Museum.

At the Philbrook Museum, 2727 S. Rockford Rd., "The Art of Ceremony," concentrating on the Hopi culture, and "The Figure Examined," showcasing works from the Kasser Mochary Art Foundation, close Sunday and Sept. 13

Rodeos this week include the Open Labor Day Weekend Rodeo Friday in San Springs, west of Tulsa.

The Eufaula Indian Club Powwow and Homecoming runs Saturday and Sunday in Lake Eufala, west of Fort Smith, Ark.

The Choctaw Nation Labor Day Powwow runs Thursday through Sept. 7 in Tuskahoma, south of Lake Eufala.

KANSAS CITY

The Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus opens at 7 p.m. on Sept. 10 at the Sprint Center, 1407 Grand Blvd., with shows running through next weekend.

At the Nelson-Atkins Art Museum, "World War I and the Rise of Modernism," looking at abstract paintings by European artists, runs through Oct. 18.

ST. LOUIS

"State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda" exhibit runs through Sept. 7 at the Missouri History Museum.

At the St. Louis Art Museum, "Creatures Great and Small: Animals in Japanese Art" closes on Sunday. An exhibit of works by Thomas Cole, founder of the Hudson River School, runs through Sept. 20. "Senufo: Art and Identity in West Africa" exhibit shows through Sept. 27.

"Calder Lightness," an exhibit focusing on Alexander Calder's large scale hanging mobiles, runs through Sept. 12 at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation, 3716 Washington Blvd.

"Genome: Unlocking Life's Code," an exhibit using interactive 3D models and animation, runs through Sept. 7 at the St. Louis Science Center in Forest Park.

"The Art of Maurice Sendak" opens Saturday at the St. Louis Library, 1301 Olive, marking the 50th anniversary of "Where the Wild Things Are," running through Oct. 18.

FESTIVALS

MILLER

The Miller Fall Festival runs through Saturday in downtown Miller, with a carnival and nightly live entertainment.

SARCOXIE

Chief Sarcoxie Days opens Sept. 10 and runs through next weekend in downtown Sarcoxie.

BENTONVILLE, Ark.

The fourth annual Trifest for MS fundraiser offering running, swimming, biking and Ironman Pro Showdown events for youth and adults, runs Saturday and Sunday, centered around Memorial Park.

EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark.

The 40th annual Banjo Rally International runs through Saturday, with main activities at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks.

JOPLIN

The Downstream Casino County Music Festival runs Friday and Saturday west of Joplin. Main performers include the Josh Abbott Band, Pat Green and Whiskey Myers on Friday; the Eli Young Band, Chase Rice and Waterloo Revival on Saturday. Shows start at 6 p.m. both days.

GROVE, Okla.

The Jana Jae Fiddle Camp and Music Festival runs Friday through Sunday at the Civic Center, 1800 S. Main. Friday evening will end with an open stage jam session and pickin' party.

MIAMI, Okla.

Miami FestiFall runs Sept. 10 through next weekend on Main Street.

TULSA, Okla.

The POSTOAK Wine and Jazz Festival runs Saturday at 5352 W. 31st St. N., opening at 2 p.m. Live music features Bill Champlin of Chicago and Grady Nichols, with food truck offerings and more culinary delights.

The Turkish Culture and Food Festival runs Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m., at the Raindrop Turkish Cultural Center, 4444 W. Houston in Broken Arrow.

A bluegrass and chili festival is offered Sept. 10 through next weekend at the Expo Hall, 400 Veteran's Parkway in Claremore.

KANSAS CITY

The American Royal opens Sept. 10 and runs through Nov. 24 along the riverfront downtown. The Quarter Horse Show runs Sept. 10-13.

The 39th annual Kansas City Renaissance Festival opens Saturday and runs weekends through Oct. 18 at the city park in Bonner Springs, Kan.

Old West Cowboy Days is offered Saturday in the municipal auditorium, 301 S. Hickory in Ottawa, Kan., west of Harrisonville.

Santa-Cal-iGon Days runs Friday through Sept. 7 in the square in Independence.

The Johnson County, Kan., Old Settlers Festival runs Sept. 10 through next weekend in downtown Olathe, Kan.

COLUMBIA

The 11th annual Tomato Festival is offered Thursday at the Bradford Research Center on S. Rangeline Rd., with food tastings and experts to consult.

ST. LOUIS

The St. Nicholas Greek Festival runs Friday through Sunday at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 4967 Forest Park Ave.

The Back Forty September Bluegrass Festival runs Thursday through Sunday in Curryville, south of Hannibal.

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