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Civil War reenactment, festivals, concerts offered as recreation options in week ahead

Thursday, May 21, 2009

This week in Monett: Joe Levanti's Horseshoe Theater will present the Lost Creek Bluegrass Band and the Flat Creek Bluegrass Band at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Monett City Hall Auditorium. Admission is $5.

This week in Springfield: Performances are continuing of Katie Forgette's "Cindy Rella" at Big Mama's Back Porch Theatre and Coffee House, 217 E. Commercial, Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10. Dinner at 6:30 p.m. is extra. Information is at 417-865-9911.

On May 27, the Springfield Shakespeare Festival opens with "Much Ado About Nothing" at 7 p.m. at Jordan Valley Park, through June 7.

This week in northwest Ark.: At the Walton Arts Center, 495 Dickson St. in Fayetteville, the Rhythm and Shoes Dance Studio in Fayetteville will give its year-end recital Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $10. Rain, a tribute concert to The Beatles runs May 26 through 31. Tickets are $20 to $58.

On Friday, Darius Rucker, former lead singer of Hootie and the Blowfish, will perform at the Arkansas Music Pavilion, at the Northwest Arkansas Mall in Fayetteville. The Walter Savage Ensemble performs at 8 p.m. on May 22 at Goodfolk Productions, 229 N. Block St. in Fayetteville. On May 25, the Arkansas Winds Community Concert Band will perform a Memorial Day Benefit Concert at the Mt. Sequoyah Conference Center.

On Saturday, Ozark Heritage Day will be at the Hobbs State Park 21392 East Highway 12 in Rogers. This event will include blacksmithing, portable saw mill games, music, Dutch oven cooking and more local cultural events.

Friday and Saturday in Prairie Grove is the Civil War Living History Weekend at the battlefield on Hwy. 62. Activities include military drills, camplife, living history activities and an encampment by volunteer reenactors from the NW 15th Arkansas Infantry. Cannon demonstrations will be offered Saturday on the hour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

In Eureka Springs, a multi-generational exhibit of art is offered Friday and Saturday at 67 North Main Street. On Saturday, the performing arts troupe The UFOs offers A Night of Mystery and Mayhem at The Auditorium. Their show is "new millennium vaudeville" and "totally twisted cabaret."

The Eureka Springs Blues Weekend opens May 28. Many performers are booked, including Joe Louis Walker, Guitar Shorty, David Honeyboy Edwards and a dozen more.

This week in Joplin: The Joplin Little Theatre's production of "The Late Christopher Bean" opens Shows are at 3009 1st St. Performing at the Downstream Casino will be Big Bad Bubba on Friday and Saturday, Centrefire on Saturday, and the Rich McCready Band on May 27.

This week in Miami, Okla.: At the Buffalo Run Casino, Heidi Newfield performs today at 8 p.m. with Hip Boot Joe.

The Josh Williams Bluegrass Band performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Coleman Theater, 103 N. Main.

This week in Tulsa: Final performances of Eugene O'Neill's "A Long Day's Journey Into Night" are this weekend 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 band Closer performs at 8 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, in the Charles E. Norman Theatre.

On Saturday, the South Asian Performing Arts Foundation presents World Music by Layatharanga, an African band that will also play Celtic music fused rhythmically with Indian percussion and Flamenco music. Tickets are $15 at the Thoreau Auditorium, 7370 E. 71st St. The Flytrap Music Hall, 514 E. 2nd St., has a day of music starting at 2 p.m. Bands include Hollywood Harlot, Bait, Sybil's Machine, NeverFade, Phenom, Glam R Us, Drive By Flight, The Fiascos and Simply Confused. Tickets are $25.

On Friday and Saturday at Casa Tango, 4176 S. Birmingham Place, a tango workshop will be held with tango master Laura Pelligrino. More information is at 918-744-5716.

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld will perform at 7 p.m. on May 28 in the Chapman Music Hall of the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $47 to $77.

David Mamet's play "Share The Plow" will be presented May 28-31 at the Liddy Doenges Theatre in the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $15.

This week at Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, Tech N9ne and Sickology 101 with MURS, Short Dawg and Tha Native perform at 7 p.m. on May 27. Tickets are $25. On May 28, Ben Folds performs at 8:30 p.m. with Bachel Unthank and The Winterset. Tickets are $32.

This week in Kansas City: On Friday, Offspring plays at 6 p.m. at the City Market, 20 E. 5th St. They Might Be Giants performs at 7:30 p.m. at the Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania.

On Saturday, The American Life and Josephine Collective, with Queens Club, Love She Wrote and Phone Calls From Home plays at the Beaumont Club.

On May 27, the Decembrists perform at the Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway.

On May 28, Gavin Rossdale will be at the VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino.

This week in St. Louis: Friday through Monday is the 10th annual Rib America Festival in Soldier's Memorial Plaza downtown. Many bands, including Brett Michaels, will play each day. The St. Louis Greek Festival is running the same days at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, off I-270 at Manchester.

Performing at The Pageant will be Cross Canadian Ragweed on Saturday and Al Swacker on May 27.

The Mary Meachum Freedom Crossing Celebration is from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday at the historic Mississippi River site.

Opera Theatre of St. Louis opens its season Saturday with "La Boheme" at Webster University.

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