This week in Springfield: Evangel University's production of "Beauty and the Beast" will have performances at 7:30 p.m. on March 209 and 26, and 2 p.m. on March 21 at the Barnett Fine Arts Center.
Final performances of "The Boys Next Door" at the Lander Theater, at 311 East Walnut downtown are this weekend. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $25 to $25, available from 417/869-1334.
The Skinny Improv comedy troupe introduces Roll The Dice Saturday on March 21 at 301 Park Central Square. Admission fees depend on a roll of the dice. Acts include Betty Improv and The Bat----the show in the dark.
This week in Joplin: Missouri Southern State University is host¬ing its "Talent on Parade" program, opening at 8 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday, running all day.
The 1960 Polish film "Bad Luck" will be shown at 7 p.m. on March 24 as part of the International Film Festival.
Playing at the Downstream Casino, off Interstate 44 at Exit 1, will be Sold Gold on Friday and Saturday, and the Rich McCready Band at 7:30 p.m. on March 25.
This week in Miami, OK: Performing at Buffalo Run Casino will be Lo Cash Cowboys on Friday, and Extreme Cage Fighting on Saturday. Comedy night on March 26 will feature Daniel Dugar.
This week in Tulsa: At the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 East Second St., on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. the Tulsa Oratorio Chorus and the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra will perform Verdi's "Requiem." Tickets are $20. On Sunday, the Fedeles Quartet will play at 3 p.m. on the John H. Williams Theater. Music will be by Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Weber, Messiaen, and Crumb. Tickets are $25. Also on Sunday, virtuoso guitarist Tommy Emmanuel will play at 7 p.m. on the Chapman Music Hall. Tickets are $35.
At Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, Umphrey's McGee plays with Ugly Suit on March 25.
This week in northwest Arkansas: In Fayetteville, the new show "Cirque Eloize-Nebbia," and Teatro Sunil comes to the Walton Arts Center on Dickson St. in downtown Fayetteville. "Nebbia" combines theatrics, rhythm, acrobatic skills, circus acts and poetry. The show has original music. Performances are at 7 p.m. March 24-26 in the Walton Arts Center and through next weekend. Tickets are $20 to $25.
On Sunday, the band Marley's Ghost plays at GoodFolk Productions, 229 N. Block St. at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15. The Refugees perform at 8 p.m. on March 25.
Performing at George's Majestic Lounge at 519 W. Dickson will be the Ben Miller Band, past Pierce City Howdy Neighbor Days headliner, on Friday, Joseph Israel on Sunday, Black Stone Cherry on Monday, and the Eli Young Band on March 26.
In Eureka Springs, Friday through Sunday, the 13th annual Spring Antique Show and Sale will be held at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center. More than 50 regional and national antique and collectibles vendors will exhibit.
The Fire Om Earth Studios, 872 Mill Hollow Road, will host a shoe-making workshop Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $250 to cover instruction and materials. Information is at 479-363-9402.
Continuing through the month is the Eureka Springs Gallery Association's gallery showcase, featuring 970 artists and crafts¬men's creations in nine fine arts and crafts galleries.
This week in Kansas City: On Friday, Madeline Peyroux performs at the Folly Theater, 300 W. 12th St.. The Hollywood Undead plays at the Beaumont Club at 4050 Pennsylvania Ave.
On Saturday, New York Voices of Jazz plays at The Gem Theater, 1616 E. 18th St. Anti Crew plays at the Beaumont Club. The Schwag plays at the Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway, at 8 p.m. The Guarneri and Johannes String Quartets perform at the Folly Theater at 8 p.m.
On Sunday, Music As A Weapon performs at the Uptown Theater.
On Monday, Katy Perry performs at the Beaumont Club. The WWE professional wrestling company brings its performers for a show at the Sprint Center.
On March 25, playing at the VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino will be Black Label Society, Sevendust, and Dope. Starting a three-week run at the Music Hall will be a touring production of Andrew Lloyd Weber's "Phantom of the Opera." Shows will be at 8 p.m. with 2 p.m. mati¬nees.
Lyric Opera of Kansas City's production of Verdi's "La Traviata" has performances at 8 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Lyric Theater, 10th and Central downtown.
Laurie Brooks' play "Atypical Boy," a metaphor for children with invisible disabilities, is running through May 29 at the Coterie Theater, on level one of the Crown Center.
"Winesburg, Ohio," a new musical based on the Sherwood Anderson novel, is running through April 5 at the Spencer Theater, in the James C. Olson Performing Arts Center on the University of Missouri-Kansas City campus, 4949 Cherry Street.
The week in Columbia: The play "Fuddy Meers," about a woman trying to regain her memory while surrounded by bizarre characters, has its final performance tomorrow at the Warehouse Theatre at Stephens College. Tickets are $12.
On Saturday, gospel singer Dr. Bobby Jones performs with Dottie Peoples in Jesse Hall on the University of Missouri campus. Tickets are $22 and $32.
This week in St. Louis: The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra will give a concert of music with Mideastern themes on Friday at Powell Hall. Maurice Jarre's "Lawrence of Arabia" overturn, the triumphal march from Verdi's "Aida", the "Bacchanalle" from Saint-Saens' "Samson and Delilah", and Bloch's "Hebraique Suite" are scheduled. The concert is at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $20. The orchestra's regular weekend con¬cert will be at 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, featuring pianist Richard Goode. Music director David Robertson will conduct Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5 and Richard Strauss's "A Hero's Life." Powell Hall is at Grand and Delmar.
Playing at The Pageant, 6161 Delmar, this week include The Schwag on Friday, Hollywood Undead and Sense Fail on Saturday at 7 p.m., comedian Carlos Mencia on Sunday, Boney James and Bach to the Future on March 25, and Railroad Earth and Split Lip Rayfield on March 26.
The St. Louis Museum Stores garage sale will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the St. Louis Zoo in Forest Park.
Also on Saturday, the fifth annual St. Louis Folk Festival will be given at the Sheldon Concert Hall, on Washington west of Grand at 8 p.m. John Gorka and Susan Werner will be featured. Tickets are $30 and $35.
On Sunday, the Duke Ellington Orchestra will perform at 2 p.m. at the Blanche Touhill Performing Arts Center on the University of Missouri-St. Louis campus. Tickets are $25 to $35.
Organist Stephen Tharp will give a concert at 2:30 p.m. at the St. Louis Basilica. Tickets are $10.
Running March 23 to 29 will be the St. Louis Fashion Week fall and winter show at the Lumiere Place Casino. Tickets are $25 per show or $85 for the week.
On March 25, Lila Downs and her ensemble appears at the Sheldon Concert Hall at Washington near Grand at 8 p.m. Tickets are $32 and $38.
The play "Late Nite Catechism" will start a week run on March 25 at The Playhouse at Westport. Tickets are $37.50.
Opening on March 25 for the three-week run at the Grandel Theater will be the St. Louis Black Repertory production of "My Secret Language of Wishes," a story of two women, one white and one black, battling to adopt a dis¬abled black teenager.
The Moolah Shrine Circus will arrive in The Family Arena on March 26 for four days of shows.