This week in Monett: Joe Levanti's Horseshoe Theater show at the Monett City Hall Auditorium on Saturday will feature The Missouri Mountain Gang at 7 p.m. on Saturday. A favorite with Horseshoe audiences, the band features Mary Baty on guitar, Danny Bradley on banjo, Larry Mayfield on fiddle and mandolin and Monett High School graduate Mary (Stribling) Mayfield on upright bass. Admission is $5.
This week in Springfield: The Ozark Empire Fair opens Friday and runs through Aug. 9. Grandstand shows include the Beach Boys at 8 p.m. on Friday, Raven Symone at 7 p.m. with the New Brock Wade Band on Saturday, American Kids at 6:30 p.m. and Stefanie Rae at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, the Brock Wade Band at 7 p.m. and the James River Worship Concert at 8 p.m. on Aug. 3, the Little River Band at 8 p.m. Aug. 4, Randle Chowning from the Ozark Mountain Daredevils at 8 p.m. Aug. 5, and Montgomery Gentry at 8 p.m. on Aug. 6.
Fiesta Mexicana, a free celebration of Mexican culture, dance and music, will be at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Springfield YMCA, 1901 E. Republic Road.
Continuing at the Vandivort Theater, 305 E. Walnut, are performances of Disney's "High School Musical 2" through Aug. 2.
At the Gillioz Theater, 325 E. Park Central Square, Poor Thespians presents Neil Simon's "Barefoot in the Park" at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5.
At Missouri State University through Sept. 25 in the Duane G. Meyer Library is the exhibit "Treasures: Rare Books at Missouri State University." This exhibit features volumes from the special collections and archives department that illustrate the art and history of the book.
Closing Saturday at the Springfield Art Museum, 1111 E. Brookside Dr., is the 48th annual Watercolor USA show, with an additional exhibit of Japanese watercolor paintings. Over 300 works are displayed.
At the Stained Glass Theatre, 1996 W. Evangel in Ozark, running for its third weekend is Ron Boutwell's "From the Mountain Top," continuing through Aug. 22. Information is at 417-581-9192.
This week at the Outland Ballroom, 326 South Ave., will be The Seed and Echo Movement on Friday, Truett and the Traitors, Models Need Sleep and Matt Long on Saturday.
This week in northwest Ark.: The Sweet Can Circus will perform at 7 p.m. on Friday and 2 and 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Walton Arts Center, 495 Dickson in Fayetteville.
This week at George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, the Bel Airs, Steve Pryor, Benjamin Del Shreve, Hardaway and the Commoners, the Poggs, Randall Shreve, Kingsdown, Will Gunselman and the European Sons play Friday. Saturday is the third annual Jerry Garcia birthday bash with Mountain of Venus, Melvin Seals of the Jerry Garcia band, plus the Nace Brothers. On Aug. 5 After the Scars plays.
On Friday, Opal Fly and the Swatters plays at the University of Arkansas Ballroom, 644 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, at 7 p.m.
The 15th annual Regional Art Exhibition runs through Aug. 8 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 South Main in Springdale.
Meredith Willson's "The Music Man" is running this weekend and next at the Rogers Little Theater, 116 S. 2nd St. Tickets can be ordered at 479-631-8988.
The fourth annual Renagade Scooter Rally will be held through August 9 in Eureka Springs, with the Travelers Inn as the base.
This week in Joplin: "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" continues at Stained Glass Theater West, 1318 W. 26th St. Ticket info is at 417-624-1982.
On Saturday, "Cannibal: The Musical" by Trey ("South Park") Parker is performed at the Raycliff Manor Haunted Attraction Carriage House, 4706 Gateway Drive. Humor is combined with mangled body parts and toe-tapping songs. Seating begins at 7 p.m. Admission is $6.
In Carthage, the 32nd annual Marian Days will be held, based around Con Congregation of the Mother Coredemptrix Church, 1900 Grand Ave.
This week at the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, music performers include the FOS Project and Full Flava Kings on Saturday and Centrefire on Aug. 5.
This week in Miami, Okla.: Playing Friday at Buffalo Run Casino are Jeff Bates, Mark Wills and Trent Willmon.
This week at the Coleman Theatre, 103 N. Main, on Friday is magician Doug Anderson at 7:30 p.m., the Bill Foss Rock 'n' Roll Band on Saturday, and the Texas Playboys at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 7.
The 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.
This week at the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver, will be The Wiggles Go Bananas at 1:30 and 5 p.m. on Aug. 2. Tickets are $17 to $34. Journey plays and Night Ranger at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 5. Tickets are $29.50 to $79.50. Keith Urban plays with Sugarland at 8 p.m. on Aug. 7. Tickets are $20 to $77.
This week at Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, will be the Whigs with Taddy Porter and the Portrayal at 8 p.m. on Aug. 4, and the Crystal Method with D.J. Demko on Aug. 5.
The City Moon tribute to Hank Williams presents original arrangements in a show at the Cherokee Casino, 777 W. Cherokee in Catoosa.
The 78th annual American Indian Exposition runs Aug. 3 to 8 at the Caddo County Fairgrounds in Anadarko, southwest of Tulsa.
This week in Kansas City: "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" runs through Aug. 2 at the Starlight Theatre at 8 p.m.
On Friday will be 14 bands playing in the Monsters of Metal show at the Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway. Toby Keith and Trace Adkins are at the Sprint Center, 1100 Walnut. Tickets are $20 to $55.75.
On Saturday, The Wiggles Go Bananas show is at the Sprint Center at 1:30 and 5:30 p.m. Jesse James is at the Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania, at 7:30 p.m.
On Sunday, Disney star Michael Musso is at the Uptown Theater.
On Aug. 3, Down with Weedeater, Evil Army and Danava is at the Beaumont Club. George Thorogood and Johnny Lang play at Crossroad at Grinders, 417 E. 18th St.
More than a dozen bands will play on Aug. 4 at Vans Warped Tour at the Sandstone Amphitheater in Bonner Springs, Kan.
"Are We There Yet? Family Survival Guide" is running through Aug. 23 at the American heartland Theatre, 2450 Grand Blvd.
This week in Columbia: Final performances of "Steel Magnolias" at the Rhynsburger Theatre is Friday, and "The Taming of the Shrew" at the Maplewood Barn in Friday through Sunday. The PACE Youth Theatre presents "The Wizard of Oz" Aug. 6 to 9 at the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts, 203 S. 9th St.
This week in St. Louis: On Friday, Guster will perform on the levee under the Arch. Arc Angels and New Soul Cowboys play at The Pageant, 6161 Delmar.
On Saturday, All That Tap 18, a revue by stellar tap dancers, will be at the Touhill Performing Arts Center at the University of Missouri -St. Louis campus at 7 p.m. Lupe Fiasco will play under the Arch.
On Sunday, Jeffrey Osborne performs at the Ambassador at 7 p.m. The Billy Graham Rock the River Tour performs on the Arch grounds.
Opening on Aug. 3 for a week-long run at The Muny will be the musical "Hairspray." Tickets are $9 to $66. Vans Warped Tour plays at the Verizon Amphitheatre.
Union Avenue Opera at the Christian Church, Union Avenue and Delmar, presents Verdi's "Il Trovatore" Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and again on Aug. 7.
"An Addams Family Affair" murder mystery show opens on Saturday to run through Oct. 31 at the Bissell Mansion dinner theater. Information is at 314-533-9830.