This week in Monett: Joe Levanti's Horseshoe Theater is hosting the Heir Wave Internet Radio gospel music showcase, featuring 15 gospel music acts on Saturday. Open mike for auditions is at 10 a.m. The show will run from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Admission will be $12 for the entire day. Children's tickets will be $5. Ticket holders will be able to leave and return.
In Aurora, the 52nd annual PRCA Rodeo will be hosted by the Rockin' A Saddle Club at the rodeo grounds on East Church Street today through Saturday.
Near Miller, the fifth annual Historic Route 66 Tractor Show will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday two miles east of the Highway 39 and 96 junction.
Near Halltown, Snyder's Park will host the Ol' Time Music festival featuring 11 bands from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is $5. Those attending should bring lawn chairs. The park is off Interstate 44 at exit 58, north on Highway Z to Lawrenceburg to Highway MM and a quarter-mile north.
This week in Springfield: Performances at the Missouri State University Tent Theatre behind Coger Hall at Grand and National, features "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" July 17, 18, and 19 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 to $22.
"Disney's High School Musical 2" is running at the Vandivort Theatre, 305 E. Walnut, at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Shows run through August 2.
Emery performs Saturday at Remington's, 1655 W. Republic Road.
This week at the Outland Ballroom, 326 South Ave., will be Short Histories, Loose Lips Sink Ships and Washington Irving on Saturday, Threat Signal, The Agnoist and Sybreed on July 20, and The Detectives and The Boogeymen on July 23.
This week in northwest Ark.: Opera in the Ozarks at Inspiration Point, west of Eureka Springs, 16311 Highway 62 West, ends its season of fully staged operas Friday with Massenet's "Manon" at 8 p.m. with a pre-curtain talk at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and $20. Information is at 479-253-8595.
A production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "Oklahoma" through Sunday at the Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main in Springdale. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Friday, 6 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, and again at 7:30 p.m. on July 16.
This week at George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, will be Boom Kinetic, Cory Branan and Jon Snodgrass on Friday, Ultra Suede, Wasting Days, Even Heroes, Black Leaf Clover and SilverStone on Saturday, Of Jack Tar on July 22, the Ben Miller Band, Christmas Fuller Project, Monster Heart and No Name Kicker on July 23.
Peter Frampton performs at 6 p.m. on July 21 at the Arkansas Music Pavilion at the Northwest Arkansas Mall in Fayetteville. Tickets start at $15.
The Civil War battlefield at Prairie Grove will have cannon firing demonstrations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, presented by reenactors from the First Arkansas Light Artillery. At 1 p.m. on Sunday, historian Steve Burgess will display Civil War artifacts from his collection from 1 to 5 p.m. The battlefield is located on Highway 62.
The 11th annual Fat Tire Mountain Bike Festival will be held Friday through Sunday at various locations in Eureka Springs. There will be competitive and non-competitive cycling events with cross country, downhill, short track, observed trials biking, plus a parade and film fest.
The annual gathering of Volusia motorcycle enthusiasts runs through Saturday in Eureka Springs.
This week in Joplin: The Ben Miller Band will give a free outdoor concert on the Joplin Public Library at 2 p.m. Sunday.
This week at The Foundry, 3405 S. Hammons Blvd., playing July 20 will be The Great Commission, Earth from Above and A Sleepless Legacy. Playing July 23 are We Came As Romans, Set Sail for Eternity, Beneath the Empire and Arise the Victor.
This week at the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, Gretchen Wilson performs Friday. In the regular performing venue will be the ABS Band doing Motown hits on Friday and Saturday, Jessica V. and the Ryhthmatics on Saturday.
This week in Carthage: Performing Friday at the Woodshed Emporium, 311 S. Main on the northwest corner of the square, will be Butterfield Express and No Apparent Reason. Admission is $5. The music starts at 7 p.m.
|Stone's Throw Theatre in Carthage offers "30 Reasons Not To Be In A Play" on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $22.||This week in Miami, Okla: This week at the Buffalo Run Casino will be Texas Hippie Coalition and Trigger Gumm Fire Jump on Friday.|
"The 25th annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" will be presented live at the Coleman Theater, 103 N. Main, at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
This week in Tulsa, Okla.: A traveling show of the Broadway musical "Wicked" runs through August 9 at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd St. downtown. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. weekdays, 8 p.m. and 2 p.m. on weekends and may sell out. Tickets are $32 to $125 and can be ordered by calling 918-596-7122.
Ken Ludwig's comedy "Lend Me a Tenor" will be offered at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday by The Playhouse Theatre in the Liddy Doenges Theatre at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $20.
Songstress Janet Rutland will give a cabaret show of pop songs by Johnny Mercer and others at 7:30 p.m. on Friday in the Charles Norman Theatre in the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $12.50 and $17.50.
Local stand-up comedians will mix monologues from some of theater's best playwriters in a comedic romp "Tink Has Left The Building," offered at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Charles Norman Theatre at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $10.
The Tulsa Guitar Society presents a concert showcasing various types of guitar playing at 6 p.m. Sunday in the Charles Norman Theatre at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $12.
The Professional Bull Riding Association's U.S. Border Patrol Invitational will be at 8 p.m. Friday, 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver in Tulsa. Tickets are $12 to $77.
This week at Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, will be Cory Morrow on Friday with South 40. Tickets are $16.
The 57th annual Tulsa Pow-wow will be Friday through Sunday at the SpiritBank Event Center, 105th and Memorial.
Seven Mary Three plays Friday at the Cherokee Casino and Resort, 777 W. Cherokee in Catoosa.
On July 23, Peter Frampton plays at the Osage Million Dollar Elm Casino in Tulsa.
"Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School" will be given at 6 p.m. on Sunday at the Nightingale Theater, 1416 E. 4th St. in Tulsa.
This week in eastern Kan.: The 2009 Four State Farm Show will be held Friday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., featuring 700 farm and ranch exhibits. The event is located south of Pittsburg.
|Three rodeos are being presented by the Grand River Rodeo Company. Shows are at 8 p.m. each night:||In Ottawa, the Franklin County Fair and Rodeo is today and tomorrow. In Sabetha, the Northeast Kansas Rodeo runs Friday through Sunday.||In Paola, the Miami County Fair and Rodeo runs July 23 and 24.|
This week in rural Missouri: The Cass County Fair and Rodeo is July 17 and 18 in Pleasant Hill. The Pilot Grove Range Riders T-N-T Rodeo is July 17 and 18 in Pilot Grove. The Saline County Fair and Rodeo is July 18 in Marshall. The Corder Picnic Club Rodeo is July 23 in Corder. All are sanctioned by the Missouri Rodeo Cowboy Association.
This week in Kansas City: On Friday, Kansas City songwriters will perform at the 39th St. West Event at 39th and Gennesee. The Edge of Forever will give a Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute at the Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania Ave. George Wilburn and Montell Jordan perform at the VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino. Sam Bush will at Frontier Park, 15501 Indian Creek Parkway in Olathe, Kan. Umphreys McGee and Matisyahu play at Crossroads KC at Grinders, 417 E. 18th St.
On Saturday, Sonic-Youth performs with Awesome Color at the Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway, at 7:30 p.m. Ozark Mountain Daredevils and Brewer and Shipley play at Crossroads KC at Grinders. At the Sandstone Amphitheater in Bonner Springs will be Y'allapalooza featuring Pat Green, Jason Michael Carroll, Eli Young Band, Randy Houser, Jonathan Singleton and the Grove, David Nail and John Joiner Band. Music starts at 2 p.m.
On Sunday, Incubus plays a the City Market, 20 E. 5th St. Neko Case performs at the Uptown Theater.
On July 20, Gomez plays with Company of Thieves at the Beaumont Club. Asher Roth and Kid Kudi play at the VooDoo Lounge.
On July 21, Def Leppard, Poison, and Cheap Trick perform at the Sprint Center, 1100 Walnut St. Rockstar Mayhem is at the Sandstone Amphitheater in Bonner Springs, Kan., with Marilyn Manson, Slayer, Killswitch Engage, Bullet For My Valentine and more. Music starts at 2 p.m.
On July 22, Demi Lovato performs with David Archuleta the Sprint Center, 1100 Walnut. The Fray performs with Jack's Mannequin at 7 p.m. at the Starlight Theater in Swope Park.
On July 23, Ratt, Extreme and Swirl play at Crossroads KC at Grinders. Tori Amos plays at the Starlight Theater. Toad and The Wet Sprocket play at the VooDoo Lounge.
"Are We There Yet? A Family Survival Guide" is offered on the American Heartland Theatre stage, 2450 Grand Blvd., through August 23.
Running through August 2 is a new musical of kids, U: Bug: Me by Jeremiah Neal, at the Coterie Theatre in Crown Center, Grand at Pershing Road.
This week in Columbia: The Piano Festival featuring pianist Gleb Ivanov will include works two major piano concertos, symphonies by Beethoven and Mozart and orchestrated piano pieces, will be played by the Missouri Symphony Orchestra. Performances are Friday and Saturday at the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts, 203 S. 9th St.
The Mizzou Theatre department will present the musical "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" Friday and July 23 at the Rhynsburger Theater. "Steel Magnolias" will run on Friday, Saturday and July 22.
Performances of Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew" run Friday through Sunday, July 24 and next weekend at the Maplewood Barn Theatre, 2900 E. Nifong Blvd. Tickets are $8.
The Show-Me State Senior Games run Friday through Sunday at sports venues around the city.
The Boone County Fair opens July 20 and runs through July 26.
This week in St. Louis: On Friday, Sonic Youth performs at the memorial under the Gateway Arch at 6 p.m. Chris Isaak plays at The Pageant, 6161 Delmar with the Melroys.
On Friday and Saturday, Jim Manley plays at Jazz St. Louis in Grand Center. Union Avenue Opera presents Lehar's "The Merry Widow" at the Union Avenue Christian Church at Delmar, with performances at 8 p.m.
The Broadway musical "The Drowsy Chaperone" opens Friday for a run through August 16 at the Kirkwood Civic Center. Tickets are $48.
On Saturday, Little Feat performs under the Gateway Arch at 6 p.m. The Tour de Soulard bicycle race begins at 11 a.m. in the Soulard neighborhood. Old 97's play at The Pageant with Rhett Miller and Murray Hammond opening with acoustical sets.
On Sunday, Joan Baez plays at The Pageant.
The ninth annual St. Louis Filmmmakers Showcase runs July 18 to 23 at the Tivoli Theatre on Delmar in University City. Full-length features, documentaries, compilations and shorts will be screened.
On July 20, Def Leppard, Poison and Cheap Trick play at the Verizon Amphitheater at 7 p.m.
The Muny continues its season of Broadway shows with "The Music Man, July 20 to 26 in Forest Park. Shows are at 8:15 p.m. Tickets are $9 to $66.
On July 21, Kid Rock and Lynyrd Skynyrd play at 6 p.m. at the Verizon Amphitheater.
On July 23, Gogol Bordello and DeLeon play at The Pageant.