This week in Monett: Joe Levanti's Horseshoe Theater at the Monett City Hall auditorium will feature The Black Mountain Boys from Seligman and the Brush Creek Bluegrass Band from Rogers, Ark. at 7 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $5.
This week in Springfield: On Friday through Sunday, Big Mama's Back Porch Theatre and Coffee House, 217 E. Commercial, opens its run of Katie Forgette's "Cindy Rella." Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10. Dinner at 6:30 p.m. is extra. Information is at 417-865-9911.
Also on Friday, Los Angeles band "311" performs at the Shrine Mosque at 7 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $34.50. The band Framing Hanley performs at the Clarion Hotel.
"The Buddy Holly Story" is running at the Landers Theater, 311 N. Walnut, through May 17. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. with a 2:30 p.m. Sunday matinee. Tickets are $15-$25.
The second weekend of Samuel Beckett's "Waiting For Godot" is at the Gillioz Theater, 325 Park Central East, at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $5.
On Saturday, the female Celtic band Cherish the Ladies performs at 7:30 p.m. at the Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $17 to $32.
This week in northwest Ark.: At the Walton Arts Center, 495 Dickson in Fayetteville, a touring production of "Fiddler on the Roof" will be presented at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday in Baum Walker Hall. Tickets are $30 to $45. Theatre Squared will present Michael Healey's comedic play "Drawer Boy" at 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $22.
This week at George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, performing Friday are the Cate Brothers, R.J. Mischo, Mountains of Venus and Speakeasy. Saturday is Black Leaf Clover, Calling Toyko, Silver Stone and Wake. Sunday the Ben Miller Band performs. May 20 is Nate Hancock and the Declaration, and on May 21 is the Christmas Fuller Project.
At The Massey Gallery, 125 W. Central in Bentonville, the Embroiderers' Guild of America 19th national exhibition opens tomorrow and runs through Aug. 9.
On May 20 at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, 118 W. Johnson Ave. in Springdale, author Pat Carr will read from the beek "The Death of a Confederate Colonel" at noon. The event is free.
Tomorrow at 6 p.m., the Julie Wait Designs Art Gallery, 318 S. 1st St. in Rogers, will hold a reception for artist Julie Mayser. On Saturday, the sixth annual Heartbeat of the Ozarks Charity Car Show will be held downtown Rogers.
On Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, U.S. 62 in Prairie Grove, Civil War enthusiast Steve Burgess will display and discuss Civil War items from his personal collection, including bullets, cannonballs, and other items found in northwest Arkansas.
Also on Sunday, Tontitown will hold a centennial celebration at the Harry Sbanotto Park. The Silver Wings Band plays at 2 p.m.
Connie Ray's gospel musical show "Smoke on the Mountain" will run through Sunday at Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main in Springdale.
The annual May Festival of the Arts is running all month in various locations in Eureka Springs. A juried art show is running weekends in Basin Spring Park.
The Mid-America Photographic Symposium opens Saturday and Sunday at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks in Eureka Springs.
This week in Joplin: Breathe Electric is performing Saturday at The Foundry, 3405 S. Hammons Blvd., at 6 p.m.
Painter Cynthia Padilla is offering classes at the Spiva Center for the Arts, Third and Wall, today and Friday. Information is at 417-623-0183.
This week in Miami, Okla.: Performing tomorrow at Buffalo Run Casino will be Shooter Jennings.
This week in Tulsa: Eugene O'Neill's A Long Day's Journey Into Night is presented for two weekends in the John Williams Theater in the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd St. Shows are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $20.
The Tulsa Symphony Orchestra performs under guest conductor Daniel Hege at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Chapman Music Hall of the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. Music includes Richard Strauss's "A Hero's Life," excerpts from Wagner's "Ring," and the overture from Verdi's "The Force of Destiny." Tickets are $5 to $60.
Evangelist Joyce Meyers will be at the BOK Center, Third and Denver Ave., today through Saturday. Admission is free.
This week at Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, Badfish appears win concert at 8 p.m. on May 22 with a salute concert to Sublime. Tickets are $13.
Tomorrow, the Tulsa International Folkdancers have their weekly gathering at 7:30 p.m. at the
All Soul's Unitarian Church, 2952 S. Peoria Ave. for line, couple and circle folk dances.
This week in Pittsburg, Kan.: On Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m., the Midwest Regional Ballet will present "Beauty and the Beast," a modern ballet adaptation of the classic story at Memorial Auditorium, with music by La Rue Deleshay. Tickets are $10, available at 417-439-9549.
This week in Kansas City: The Kansas City Symphony performs at the Lyric Theatre, 1029 Central. Violin soloist Baiba Skride plays the Violin Concerto No. 1 by Shostakovich. Beethoven's Coriolan Overture and the Serenade No. 1 by Brahms are slated. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. at Yardley Hall, Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kan.
On Friday, Cherry Bomb plays at the VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino. The Metal Wars finale is at the Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania.
On Saturday, Dane Cook performs at the Sprint Center, 1100 Walnut. Jazz artist Esperanza Spalding plays at the Folly Theater, 300 W. 12th St., at 8 p.m.
On May 20, the B-52s perform at the Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway.
Final performances of Roald Dahl's comedic play "The Witches" run 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Coterie Theatre in Crown Center, Grand at Pershing Road.
Opening today through May 24 is the musical "Kiss of the Spider Woman" at the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, 3614 Main. Tickets are $25.
Opening Friday and running through June 7 is the Kansas City Repertory Theatre's production of the French farce "A Flea In Her Ear" at the Spencer Theatre, in the James C. Olson Performing Arts Center on the University of Missouri-Kansas City campus.
This week in St. Louis: On Friday, Dane Cook's comedy tour will be at the Scottrade Center at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30 to $100.
Friday through Sunday will have the Art and Wine Festival in Washington, Missouri and the eighth annual Art on the Square Festival in Belleville, Illinois. On Saturday and Sunday, the Spring Fine Arts and Crafts Festival will be held 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Faust Park, 15185 Olive St. Rd. in Chesterfield. In Hermann, the Maifest will run Saturday and Sunday throughout the town. Opening Saturday and running through June 27 in Wentzville is the Greater St. Louis Renaissance Faire.
William Downs' new play "Cockeyed" opens Friday and runs through May 30 at the Kransberg Arts Center in the Grand Center arts district. Tickets are $25.
On Saturday, dog owners are welcome to bring their companions to Forest Park for the annual Bark in the Park, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bluegrass music and pet contests will be featured. Demetri Martin will perform at The Pageant, 6161 Delmar, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35.
On Sunday, the 121st annual Annie Malone May Day Parade will be held at 1 p.m. in downtown St. Louis. The Annie Malone May Day Blues Fest will be held 4 to 6 p.m. in the Kiener Plaza downtown. Admission is free. Nelly and the St. Lunatics will perform at 7:30 p.m. at The Pageant.
Opening May 20 and running through June 14 will be the St. Louis Shakespeare Festival's production of "the Merry Wives of Windsor" in Forest Park, northeast of the Art Museum. Shows are at 8 p.m., none on Tuesdays, and are free.