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Halloween events, concerts, plays Oct.30-Nov. 6 from Fayetteville to Kansas City, Tulsa to St. Louis
TOP PICKS

1. Final performances of Springfield Contemporary Theatre's production of Larry Kramer's play "The Normal Heart" is presented at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday at 431 S. Jefferson Ave. This 25th anniversary production of the original SMSU production still grips with the emotions of the struggle against AIDS in the 1980s and the effort to rally a public and healthcare response to a disease so new that at the time it still lacked a name.

2. Bob Urbanati's "Death by Design," billed as a light-hearted, wildly funny murder mystery, is presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday at Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main in Springdale, Ark. The play mixes Noel Coward's wit and Agatha Christie's who-done-it strategy for the fun evening of theater.

3. Tulsa Ballet presents Carl Orff's "Carmina Burana" at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Performing Arts Center, 110 S. Second St. Tulsa Ballet combines the highest level of ballet performance with Orff's stirring score played live by the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra, Tulsa Oratorio Chorus and singers from the Tulsa Opera. A wild exuberant performance is guaranteed.

CONCERTS

SPRINGFIELD: At the Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts, the Springfield Symphony performs a concert of "spooky" music at 6 p.m. on Thursday. The Missouri State University Orchestra will perform at 7 p.m. on Nov. 4. The Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 5.

The contemporary Christian band Casting Crowns performs at 7 p.m. on Friday at the John Q. Hammons Arena on the Missouri State University campus.

At Clara Thompson Hall at Drury University, the Springfield-Drury Civic Orchestra performs at 6 p.m. on Sunday. Trio d'Amici performs at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 4.

At Evangel University, the jazz combo performs at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 4 at the Barnett Recital Hall. The Evangel Chorus and Chorale perform at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 6 in Spence Chapel.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.: Flamboyant organist Cameron Carpenter will give a recital at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 6 at the Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson.

At George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson, Paul Thorn plays on Thursday; Ultra Suede, Strange Derangers, Randall Shreve and the Sideshow, 10Z Jug, Patterns and Waves and the Airplanes with a Beatles tribute concert on Friday; Isayah's All-Stars play a Neil Young tribute concert on Saturday; Mimosa plays Sunday; Bright Light Social Hour and Walker Lukens play Nov. 3; the Fred Eaglesmith Traveling Steam Show plays Nov. 4; STS9 and Exmag play Nov. 5; Stoney Larue and Kelly Road play Nov. 6.

The University of Arkansas Latin American Ensemble performs at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday at the university's Fine Arts Center.

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

JOPLIN: The Missouri Southern State University Wind Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 3 at Taylor Performing Arts Center.

At the Spiva Center for the Arts, Third and Wall, an exhibit of 323 "Saturday Evening Post" covers by Norman Rockwell runs through Nov. 8.

At the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, performing this week will be the Bobby D. Band and Milton Patton playing classic and new country music.

MIAMI, Okla.: Jason Boland and the Stragglers perform at 9 p.m. on Friday at the Buffalo Run Casino.

TULSA, Okla.: Country musicians Eric Church, Dwight Yoakum and Brandy Clark perform at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver.

At Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, David Nail and Native Run play on Thursday; the Floozies, Freddie Todd and COTU play Friday; Cake plays Sunday; City and Color and Clear Plastic Masks on Nov. 3; alt-J and Lovelife on Nov. 4; Atmosphere, Prof and deM atlaS on Nov. 5; and STS9 and Exmag on Nov. 6.

The U.S. Army Field Band Jazz Ambassadors perform at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Mabee Center, 7777 S. Lewis Ave.

KANSAS CITY: At the Midland Theater, 1228 Main, Bassnectar, Son of Kick and Kill Paris play on Thursday; In This Moment plays on Nov. 5.

The American Horn Quartet performs works by J.S. Bach, Khachaturian, Bizet, Gershwin and Mancini at 5 p.m. on Nov. 4 at the Olson Performing Arts Center.

The Vienna Boys Choir performs at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Lied Center at the University of Kansas in Lawrence.

San Francisco pianist Michael Dolman presents a concert of music by Scott Joplin at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Lawrence Arts Center Theater, 940 New Hampshire St. in Lawrence, Kan.

COLUMBIA: The Columbia Civic Orchestra presents a "post-Halloween concert" with music by Mussorgsky, Berlioz, Rachmaninoff, Marschner and Beethoven at 4 p.m. on Saturday at the Missouri Theatre, 203 S. Ninth St.

ST. LOUIS: The rock band Primus performs at 8 p.m. on Nov. 5 at the Peabody Opera House, 1400 Market St.

The St. Louis Symphony will play the score to the film "Gladiator" during showings of the film at 7 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday at Powell Hall, Grand and Delmar.

At the Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd., folk ensemble the Thin Dimes performs at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday. The Spokfrevo Orquestra from Brazil plays at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday. Singer songwriters Rob Boyle and Johnny Henry perform at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 4. The 442's play at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 5.

The University of Missouri Orchestra plays the Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 1 and music by Tchaikovsky and Koladub at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 5 at the Touhill Performing Arts Center.

At the Pageant, 6161 Delmar, Jake Miller, T. Mills, Colette Carr and Beanplay on Nov. 3. Boyce Avenue, Kris Allen and Curtis Peoples play at 7 p.m. on Nov. 4. Hoodie Allen, Chiddy Bang and Taylor Bennett play on Nov. 5. Anthony Jeselnik and Alice Wetterlund play Nov. 6.

THEATER

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.: David Auburn's play "Proof" is presented at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson.

TULSA, Okla.: A touring production of "Dr. Seuss's How The Grinch Stole Christmas" is presented at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4-6 with more shows next weekend in the Tulsa Performing Arts Center.

BARTLESVILLE , Okla.: The Bartlesville Choral Society performs at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Community Center, 200 S.E. Adams Blvd.

PITTSBURG, Kan. Midwest Recital Ballet presents "The Nightmare Before Christmas" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Auditorium, 201 W. Fourth St.

KANSAS CITY: "Mysterioso," a Vegas and variety show illusionist show, with live music by the Kansas City Symphony from TV shows and "Mary Poppins" using magic as themes, will be presented at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the Kauffman Center, 1601 Broadway.

The Kansas City Conservatory of Music Dance Division presents its fall concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Olson Performing arts Center, 4949 Cherry.

Joshua Harmon's play "Bad Jews" runs through Nov. 16 at the Unicorn Theater, 2838 Main.

Kansas City Repertory Theater's production of Ayad Akhtar's play "The Who and the What" is presented at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 7 p.m. on Sunday at the Copaken Stage, 13th and Walnut, with more shows through Nov. 5.

Musical Theater Heritage presents its 12th anniversary All-Star Gala musical theater revue at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 3 at the Off Center Theatre in Crown Center.

"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical" opens Nov. 4 and runs through Jan. 4 at the Coterie Theater at Grand Center, Grand Blvd. and Pershing Road.

COLUMBIA: Stephen's College production of Madeleine George's dark comedic play "Precious Little" is presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday at the Warehouse Theatre, 104 Willis Ave.

Sarah Treem's play "The How and the Why" is presented Oct. 29 through Nov. 2 at the University of Missouri's Corner Playhouse.

The musical "The Light in the Piazza" is presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Macklanburg Playhouse, 100 Willis Ave.

ST. LOUIS: A stage version of the film "Dirty Dancing" is presented through Sunday at the Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand.

Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" is presented by the Repertory Theater of St. Louis through Nov. 9 at the Loretto Hilton Center on the Webster University campus in Webster Groves.

"The Dairy of Anne Frank" is presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Jewish Communty Center's Wool Studio Theatre in Maryland Heights.

Tina Howe's play "Rembrandt's Gift" is presented at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and again next weekend at the Dramatic License Theatre, 510 Chesterfield in the Chesterfield Mall.

Daniel Pearle's play "A Kid Like Jake" is presented at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday with performances for the next two weekends at the Emerson Studio Theatre, 130 Edgar Rd. in Webster Groves.

Rodger and Hammerstein's musical "Oklahoma!" runs Thursday through Saturday at Lindenwood University's Scheidegger Center for the Arts.

"Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host" featuring Ira Glass runs at 8 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Edison Theater on the Washington University campus.

SPECIAL EVENTS

SPRINGFIELD: A Reptile and Exotic Animal Expo will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.

An ACT Dog Show will be held Nov. 6-9 at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.

EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark.: Intrigue Theater offers its Halloween Seance at 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the Crescent Hotel.

Diversity Weekend runs Friday through Sunday with activities in various locations downtown.

The Zombie Crawl downtown at 6:30 p.m. Saturday concludes with a Dance of the Dead party at 8 p.m. at the Auditorium, 32 S. Main with DJ-led dance music.

TULSA, Okla.: Comedian Nick Swardson performs at 8 p.m. on Sunday at the Hard Rock Casino in Catoosa.

The 2014 Color Breed Congress horse show runs Nov. 4 through next weekend at the livestock complex at Expo Square, 4145 E. 21st St.

ST. LOUIS: At the Pageant, comedian Dave Chappelle perform at 7:30 and 10 p.m. on Thursday through Sunday.

The only showing in the U.S. of "Atua: Sacred Gods from Polynesia," a sculpture exhibit organized by the National Gallery of Australia runs through Jan. 4 at the St. Louis Art Museum. The museum's show on Louis IX, the namesake of the city, closes Sunday.

FESTIVALS

SPRINGFIELD: A Chainsaw Carving Festival will be held Saturday and Sunday at the 7Cs Winery north of Walnut Grove.

EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark.: The Food and Wine Festival runs Nov. 6 through next weekend with many restaurants offering French food and wine for the occasion.

TULSA, Okla.: The 20th annual Day of the Dead Arts Festival will be held on Saturday at Living Arts Tulsa, 307 E. Brady St., beginning at 3 p.m. Hispanic food will be available.

PITTSBURG, Kan.: Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights, will be celebrated with live music, ethnic food and fireworks at 5 p.m. on Saturday at the Crimson and Gold Ballroom in the Pittsburg State University Overman Student Center.

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