This week in Monett: Joe Levanti's Horseshoe Theater presents the Stonebrook Band, a mix of
bluegrass, gospel, country and traditional folk music, at the Monett City Hall Auditorium at 7 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $5.
St. Mary's Catholic Church annual picnic is underway Friday and Saturday evenings in Pierce City.
This week in Springfield: Opening Friday for a three-weekend run at the Vandivort Theater, 305 E. Walnut in downtown Springfield is "Loot" by Joe Orton, a dark farce about bank robbery and its concequences. Shows are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and resume on June 11. Tickets can be ordered by calling 888-452-0930.
At Park Central Square downtown, the Sounds on the Square free concert series opens Friday. Brother Wiley Band plays at 6 p.m., The Lowdown Fancy at 7:30 p.m. and The Honkeytonk Renovators at 8:30 p.m.
The Springfield Shakespeare Festival production of "Much Ado About Nothing" runs Friday through Sunday at 7 p.m. at Jordan Valley Park.
Missouri State University's Tent Theater opens its 2009 season on June 10 and 11 with "Altar Boyz," behind Coger Hall at Grand and National.
On Saturday, the Sac River Bluegrass Band will host a bluegrass jam at the Springfield Firefighters union Hall, 2350 N. Clifton Ave. Jam is at 5 p.m. Bluegrass Junction Music Show is at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free.
Currently running at the Stained Glass Theatre, 1996 W. Evangel in Ozark, is "The Last Oasis, The Story of Lillian Trasher" by Joseph Ransom, through June 27 at 7 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets are at 417-581-9192.
At Wilson's Creek National Battlefield near Republic, the Arts in the Park summer series continues with a concert by quintet Crazy Mule at 7 p.m. on Saturday. admission is free.
|This week in northwest Ark.: Running through Sunday is the Wakarusa Festival in Ozark, Ark., east of Fort Smith, opens through June 7. Featured bands will include G. Love and Special Sauce, Buckethead, Sly & Robbie, Railroad Earth, Cross Canadian Ragweed, The Black Crowes, Sound Tribe Sector 9, Les Claypool, Government Mule, Matisyahu, Galactic and Yonder Mountain String Band. Information is available by calling 785-749-3434.|
Saturday at the Walton Arts Center, 495 Dickson St. in Fayetteville, the Art of Wine Premier Tasting, featuring reserve wines, gourmet food prepared by select local restaurants and live music, starts at 7 p.m. Saturday. Ticket availability is limited at $125 per person.
At George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, performing on Friday will be the Matt Jones Soul Revue, John Paul Keith on Saturday, post-Wakarusa concerts on Sunday and Monday. On June 10, Sisters In The Round IV perform with Tiffany Christopher, Sarah Hughes, Shannon Wurst, Candy Lee and more.
On Friday at GoodFolk Productions, 229 N. Block St. in Fayetteville, performing at 8 p.m. will be Mary Flower.
The singing group The Plaids revive 1960s harmony and musical comedy in concert Friday, Saturday and Sunday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church Parish Hall in Fayetteville. Tickets are $10.
The Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce invites the public to the 9th annual International Festival on Saturday, June 6, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Frisco Station Mall in Rogers. Food, music, dancing, clothing and languages of a variety of cultural groups living in northwest Arkansas are showcased, with live entertainment, food and crafts and children's activities.
The Rogers Little Theater, 116 S. 2nd St., is offering a three-weekend run of "Greater Tuna" by Jaston Williams.
A Monster Truck Race will be held Friday and Saturday at Parsons Stadium in Springdale.
Friday through June 8 will be the Lessons of St. Francis Retreat, facilitated by John Michael Talbot, at Little Portion Retreat Center. Information is available at 479-253-7379.
Friday and Monday, the "Bart Rockett--Up Close and Personal" show opens in the Barefoot Ballroom of 1905 Basin Park Hotel. This one-hour show of magic, ventriloquism, and family comedy stars "Branson's number one variety entertainer," Bart Rockett, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday through August 14.
This week in Joplin: Rebeeca Luebber and Friends will give a benefit concert of showtunes for the Joplin Little Theatre on Sunday at the theater, 1st and Adams. Tickets can be ordered by calling 417-623-3638.
This week at the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, performing on Friday and Saturday will be Brent Baker, Scott Ellison on Saturday, Hicktown Chicks on June 10.
This week in Miami, Okla.: At the Buffalo Run Casino, Bucky Covington performs Friday. Rascal Flatts performs June 12. On comedy night June 6, performing will be George Jones and Sammy Kershaw.
This week in Tulsa: A touring production of the Broadway musical "The Drousy Chaperone" runs through June 7 in the Chapman Music Hall at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd St. downtown. Tickets are $15 to $47.
The female folk trio Crossroads, focusing on Celtic music and instrumentals, will appear in concert at 8 p.m.Friday in the Charles Norman Theater at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $15.
"Talent, Incorporated," a 90-minute scripted musical that explores the workings of a talent agency of the same name, will be presented at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Liddy Doenges Theater at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $15 and $20.
Claire Kifer will perform the music of The Beatles at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Charles Norman Theater at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $15 and $20.
Trio Spiritoso, composed of flute, oboe and cello, will give a concert of music from baroque through the romantic periods at 3 p.m. on Sunday in the Charles Norman Theater at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $12.50 and $15.
A double bill of one-act plays by David Mamet, "Sexual Perversity in Chicago" and "The Duck Variations" opens June 11 for a weekend run in the Charles Norman Theater in the Tulsa Perfdorming Arts Center. Tickets are $10.
Light Opera Oklahoma opens its season with a three-weekend run of "My Fair Lady" in the John Williams Theater at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center on June 11. Tickets are $25 to $29.
Children's favorite Thomas the Train and TV show cast appears in the stage show "Thomas and Friends Live on Stage: A Circus Comes To Town," at the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver downtown, with three shows on June 6 and 1 p.m. on June 7.
Tickets are $15 to $45.
At the Nightingale Theater at 1416 E. 4th St., John Cruncleton's new play "One Man's As Good As Another," a farcical play about Pretty Boy Floyd, is showing Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets are $8.
This week at Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, will be the Rsun with Kawnar, Nutter and Algebra on Friday at 7:30 p.m., Texas swing band Asleep at the Wheel at 8:30 p.m. Saturday (tickets $27), Robin Trower at 8 p.m. Sunday, and Corey Smith with American Aquarium on June 10 (tickets $23).
Eric Hutchinson will be at The Marquee, 222 N. Main, on June 9.
This week in Sedalia: The Scott Joplin Ragtime Festival, the biggest showcase in the world for ragtime performers, runs through Saturday in several venues through the city. Paid and free concerts offer music through the day and evening. Information is at 866-218-6258.
This week in Kansas City: On Friday, the Celtic band The Elders play at Frontier Park, 15501 Indian Creek Parkway, in Olathe, Kan.
|On Saturday, Testament performs at the Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania. Bryan Adams is at the Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway, at 8 p.m. OAR performs at the Sandstone Amphitheater, 633 N. 130th St. in Bonner Springs. Sly and Robbie perform at the Folly Theater, 300 W 12th St.|
On Sunday, country superstar George Jones plays at the Star Pavilion at the Ameristar Casino. Coalesce is at the Beaumont Club. Jagged Edge is at the VooDoo Lounge.
On June 9, Yanni is at the Sprint Center, 1100 Walnut, at 7:30 p.m. On June 10, Crystal Method is at the Beaumont Club. On June 11, Robin Trower is at the VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino.
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.
Showing through June 21 at the American Heartland Theatre, 2450 Grand Blvd., is Paul Slade Smith's "Unnecessary Farce," a comedy about police, corruption, sexual antics, hit men and adjoining hotel rooms. Shows are at 7:30 and 8 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays, with multiple weekend shows. Tickets are at 816-842-9999.
On June 8, Priscilla and Dana's School of Dance gives its annual recital at The Music Hall, 301 W. 13th St.
This week in Columbia: The Stephens College Summer Theatre offers "Jerks and Freaks," original plays presented Friday at 104 Willis Ave. Performances are free.
On Sunday, the Missouri Symphony and Missouri Contemporary Ballet will present "Peter and the Wolf" at the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts, 203 S. 9th St.
This week in St. Louis: On Friday, the Gypsy Kings, focusing on flamenco, jazz guitar and Latin rhythms perform at Powell Hall, Grand and Delmar, at 8 p.m. Opera Theatre of St. Louis presents Strauss's "Salome" at the Loretto-Hilton Theatre at Webster University at 8 p.m. Rascal Flatts with Darius Rucker performs at 8 p.m. at the Verizon Amphitheater.
On Saturday, Opera Theatre of St. Louis offers Puccini's "La Boheme" at Webster University. The Stomp The Yard Stepshow is at the Roberts Orpheum at 7 p.m.
The St. Louis Brewers Heritage Festival, celebrating pre-Prohibition beer making, is Friday and Saturday in the Lindell Pavillion at Forest Park, from 6 p.m. Friday and noon on Saturday.
On Sunday, Opera Theater of St. Louis offers 19-year-old Mozart's "The Shepherd King," at 7 p.m. at Webster University.
On June 11, Keith Urban performs at the Scottrade Center. Tech N9ne will play at The Pageant, 6161 Delmar.