This week in Springfield: On Saturday the Springfield Symphony will perform Verdi's "Requiem" at 7:30 p.m. at Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts. Tickets can be ordered by calling 417/864-6683.
On Sunday, the Missouri State University music department will present a free Concert Chorale Concert at 7 p.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Cathedral.
On Monday, a free a voice recital will be given at 5 p.m. in Ellis Hall, Room 217B, on the Missouri State University campus.
On March 17, the MSU Wind Ensemble will give a free concert at 7:30 p.m. at Hammons Hall.
On March 18 a performance of two radio dramas, Orson Welles's "War of the Worlds" and Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Lost World" will be given at the Hammons Hall at 7:30 p.m., preceded by a pre-performance talk at 6:45 and a panel discussion by the acting company at 4 p.m. Tickets are $23, available by calling 888-476-7849.
Also on March 18, the film "Princess Mononoke" will be shown at 7 p.m. at the Moxie Cinema, 431. S. Jefferson Avenue. German director Wim Wender's 1973 film of "The Scarlet Letter" will be shown March 18 in MSU's Craig Hall at 5 p.m.
The Landers Theater at 311 East Walnut downtown has "The Boys Next Door" running through March 22, with shows at 7:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $25 to $25, available from 417/869-1334.
The Vandivort Center Theatre's Second Stage at 440 S. Campbell presents the Blackout Sketch Comedy's "Spring Collection," 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Tickets are $12, available from 417/831-8001.
Final performances of the classic 1941 play "Arsenic and Old Lace" will be at 8 p.m. at the Wilhoite Theatre on the Drury University campus. Tickets are $10.
On Saturday, Drury University is hosting its Jazz Festival, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at both the Mabee Center and the Findlay Student Center. The fesitval concert is at 7 p.m. on Clara Thompson Hall.
The Springfield-Drury Civic Orchestra performs at 7:30 p.m. on March 19 in Clara Thompson Hall at Drury University. Music describing Rome is slated.
On Friday, Evangel University senior Ruth Riley will give a piano recital in the Barnett Fine Arts Recital Hall at Evangel. Music of Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, and Milhaud is scheduled.
On Friday, Ozarks Area Technical College will give a production of the classic French play "Tartuffe" at the Gillioz Theater, 325 Park Central East downtown at 6 p.m. Tickets are at 417-836-7678.
This week in Joplin: Tomorrow at noon is the Revenge of the Synth Dance Party at the Foundry Music Theatre, 3405 South Hammons Blvd. Admission is $5.
At Missouri Southern State University, the annual Madrigal Dinner is running today through Saturday, 7 p.m. at the Bud Walton Black Box Theater. Reservations can be made at 417/625-9366.
Playing at the Downstream Casino, off Interstate 44 at Exit 1, will be Retrorockerz and Diversity tomorrow and Saturday, and the Beer and Chicken Band on March 18.
This week in Miami, OK: At the Buffalo Run Casino, Lady Antebellum plays tomorrow, and country singer Jason Aldean is back on Saturday. Comedy night on March 19 will feature Geechy Guy.
At the Coleman Theater, 103 N. Main downtown, "Pianafiddle" from the Tulsa Arts Association plays at 7:30 p.m. tomororow.
This week in Pittsburg, KS: At Pittsburg State University, artist Jill Littlewood's abaca handmade paper exhibit "Death and Other Lives" opens this week at the Porter Hall Art Gallery.
This week in Tulsa: At the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 East 2nd St. downtown, folk artist Karan Casey and her band plays at the John H. Williams Theater at 8 p.m. on Friday. Tickets are $25. On Saturday at 7:30 p.m., the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra will play "Made in America" concert in the Chapman Music Hall, with music by John Williams, John Adams, William Schuman, Ives, Barber, Bernstein and Gershwin. Tickets are $5 to $60. On March 18, the premier Chinese dance and music company Divine Performing Arts will appear in concert in the Chapman Music Hall. Tickets are $25 to $95.
At Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main downtown, Wanda Jackson plays at 8 p.m. Friday, with Bill Holden and the Nighthawks. Tickets are $15. James McMurtry and Jonny Burk play at 8 p.m. Saturday, $20. On March 16, playing will be Stardeath, White Dwarfs, Guardent and Brother Bear at 8:30 p.m., $17. Andrew Bird plays at 8 p.m. on March 17, $23.
This week in northwest Arkansas: On Friday, musician Martin Sexton will perform at 8 p.m. in the University of Arkansas Bowl, 644 W. Dickson in Fayetteville. Tickets are $20. On Saturday, Hot Club of Cowtown plays at Goodfolk Productions 229 N. Block St. in Fayetteville at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20.
On Saturday, Tulsa's Pianofiddle will perform at the Arend Arts Center, 909 S.E. J Street in downtown Bentonville. The Flying Tomato Cabaret will be NWACC Shewmaker Center in Bentonville, Friday through Sunday at 7 p.m. The NWACC Chamber Singers will serve dinner and sing Broadway songs. Tickets are at 479/619-4261. On Sunday, Pianafiddle from Tulsa is at the Arend Arts Center 1901 S.E. J St. in Bentonville.
The second annual Dancing With the Stars benefit for the Children's Museum of Northwest Arkansas is slated for 7 to 11 p.m. March 14 at the John Q. Hammons Center in Rogers. Tickets are $60 for individuals and $100 for couples.
In Eureka Springs, on Saturday the 27th Annual Victorian Classic two-mile and 10K Race will be held in Eureka Springs, starting at 9 a.m. on North Main. The St. Patrick's Day parade will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday on the traditional route down Spring Street. On Sunday, the Beer Collectors and Breweriana Collectors Memorial Show will be at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks, beginning at 9 a.m. Admission is $3. On Sunday, the third annual Women Be Wise seminar will be at Fire Om Earth Studios, 872 Mill Hollow Road, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., featuring a wide range of speakers. Cost is $15. Information is at 479/363-9402. POETluck, a potluck dinner and literary salon held on the third Thursday of every month, will be March 19 at at the Writer's Colony at Dairy Hollow.
This week in Kansas City: On Friday, Jason Aldean is at the Ameristar Casino at 8 p.m. Shinedown is at the Midland Theatre, 1228 Main. The Academy of Ancient Music performs at 8 p.m. at the Folly Theater, 300 W. 12th St., playing Bach's complete Brandenburg concertos. Tickets can be ordered by calling 816/561-9999.
On Saturday, the Taste of Chaos Tour is at the Beaumont Club, 4060 Pennsylvania Avenue, at 5 p.m. The Elders will play at the Beaumont Club as part of the Kansas City Punk Irish Festival at 8 p.m.
On Monday, Les Claypool is at the Beaumont Club at 7:30 p.m.
On Tuesday Kris Kristopherson is at the Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway at 8 p.m.
On March 18, Missy Higgins is at the Beaumont Club at 8 p.m. On March 19, 40 Oz to Freedom is at the Beaumont. Also that day, pianist Yevgeny Sudbin plays at the Folly Theater at 7 p.m., performing music by Haydn, Scarlatti, Chopin, Medtner, and Prokofiev.
Through April 19, the American Heartland Theater at Crown Center, 2450 Grand Blvd., is presenting "Backwards in High Heels," a biographical show of the life of Ginger Rogers. Shows are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, and 7:30 p.m. weekdays, plus other weekend matinees. Tickets are at 816/842-9999.
This week in Columbia: Final performances of the Stephens College Dance Company spring concert are Friday and Saturday at the Macklanburg Playhouse, 100 Willis Avenue. Tickets are $14.
On Saturday, the Golden Acrobats of China perform at 8 p.m. at Jesse Hall on the University of Missouri campus. Tickets are $12 to $26.
On March 16, Joan Baez appears in concert at the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts, 203 S. 9th St. Tickets are $32 to $42, and can be ordered by calling 573/875-0600.
This week in St. Louis: The New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players bring their touring production of "The Pirates of Penzance" to the Touhill Performing Arts Center on the University of Missouri-St. Louis campus at 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $30 to $50.
The Funky Butt Brass Band is playing Friday and Saturday at Jazz St. Louis in Grand Center. Friday and Saturday, the St. Louis Symphony is playing at Powell Hall at 8 p.m., with Beethoven's Sixth Symphony, Vaughan Williams' "Variations on a Theme by Thomas Tallis," and Carl Nielson's Flute Concerto.
Friday through Sunday, the St. Louis Shakespeare Company will present "Edward III" at the Mary Institute Country Day School Orthwein Theater.
The St. Patrick's Day parade is Saturday at noon downtown.
"The Clean-Up Woman" is showing Saturday and Sunday at the Fox Theater. Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy opens for a two-week run at the Fox on March 17.
Performing at The Pageant, Delmar and Skinker are Victor Wooten and J.D. Blair at 8 p.m. on Friday, Andrew Bird on Sunday, and Les Claypool on Tuesday.
Twenty-two films will be shown at the Tivoli Theater in University City March 15 to 18 as part of the second annual QFest.
The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis Mainstage Season at the Browning Mainstage of the Loretto-Hilton Center opens March 18 for a three-week run of "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde."