This week in Monett: Joe Levanti's Horseshoe Theater will bring the Flint Hill Ramblers bluegrass band to the Monett City Hall Auditorium at 7 p.m. The six-member band from northeast Okla. and northwest Ark. plays traditional bluegrass and gospel music. Admission is $5.
In Freistatt, Ernte Fest runs Friday and Saturday on the Freistatt Lions Ernte Fest grounds on Highway H. Doors open at 4:30 p.m.
This week in Springfield: The Bilyeu Family will give a 25th anniversary concert at 9 and 11 a.m. on Sunday at Remington, 1655 W. Republic Road.
The Discovery Center, 438 E. St. Louis, offers a robot workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday.
The Ozarks Amateur Astronomy Club will present a stargazing program at the Nathan Boone Homestead near Ash Grove beginning at 8:30 p.m. Saturday.
Saturday and Sunday will be a fee-free weekend at the Wilson's Creek National Battlefield near Republic. The park will have a Civil War artillery exhibit on Aug. 18.
The RK Gun Show will be at the east hall of the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds Saturday and Sunday, beginning at 9 a.m. Admission is $8.
At the Outland Ballroom, 326 South Ave., playing Saturday will be the Debs, the Sympletons, Benjamin Jackson Band, Benefit of a Doubt and Afraid of Monsters. On Aug. 20 the Detectives play.
Showing through Aug. 22 at the Stained Glass Theatre, 1996 W. Evangel in Ozark, is "From the Mountain Top," a sometimes funny, sometimes musical, sometimes serious look at pain and suffering. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Ticket information is at 417-581-9192.
This week in northwest Ark.: Running through Saturday is the Mulberry Mountain Music Harvest Festiva, near Ozark. The festival has more than 65 performances slated on three stages. Performers include Steep Canyon Rangers and the Avett Brothers on Friday, and the Lee Boys and the Travelin' McCourys on Saturday. Mulberry Mountain is southeast of Fayetteville, 16 miles north of Ozark, on Highway 23 off the Pig Trail National Scenic Byway. Information is available at 866-667-1919.
This week at George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, will be Full House, Jimmy Thackery and the Drivers on Friday; Apt 5, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, Messy Sparkles and Memphis Pencils on Saturday; My-Tea Kind, Randy Crouch, The Lost Pines on Sunday; the Naste Hancock Band on Aug. 19 and 3 Penny Acre on Aug. 20.
Peter Frampton has rescheduled his show at the Arkansas Pavillion at the Northwest Arkansas Mall in Fayetteville for Aug. 17. Gates open at 6 p.m.
At the Washington County Historical Society, 118 E. Dickson in Fayetteville, the 39th annual Ice Cream Social will be held on Saturday. Live music, living history, and children's activities are planned. Information is at 479-521-2970.
In Springdale, at Parsons Stadium on Saturday will be the Ozark Demolition Derby. Admission is $10. The Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, 118 W. Johnson Ave., will show historic military saddles with a noon program by saddlemaker Doug Kidd on Saturday.
Running through Saturday is the 38th annual Northwest Arkansas Bluegrass Festival at Beacon Park, four miles north of Harrison on Highway 65. More information is at 870-426-3477.
The seventh annual Eureka Springs Bluegrass Festival runs Aug. 20 to 23. Details are available at 479-253-2586.
On Saturday, the 20th annual Carroll County Cruisers open show will be held at Pine Mountain Village. The car show will open at 8 a.m. with a parade at 1 p.m.
This week in Joplin: Friday through Sunday at the Holiday Inn Convention Center will be the second annual (Cor)Vettes in the Midwest Show. A block party, cruising, poker run, golf tournament and dance are planned.
The Joplin Little Theatre's production of "1776" runs through Sunday at 3008 W. First St. Tickets are $15.
At The Foundry, 3405 S. Hammons Blvd., Revenge of the Synth dance party is at 8 p.m. Friday.
Joplin Shrine Club, 1040 S. Joplin Ave., will host a dance featuring the Bob Russell Band at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
This week at the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, performing will be Centrefire on Friday and Saturday, Beneath the Surface on Saturday, and the Beer and Chicken Band on Aug. 19.
On Saturday, the George Washington Carver Monument near Diamond will host a program "Expressions of the Soul" at the Visitor Center at noon. The program looks at Carver the artist and how his artistry brought joy to his life. The program is free.
Running through Aug. 16 and Aug. 26 to 30 is "Twelve Angry Men" in a dinner theater format at the Stone's Throw Theatre, 796 S. Stone Lane in Carthage. Reservations can be made at 417-358-9665. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. and the show is at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $22. Sunday afternoon matinees start at 2 p.m.
This week in Miami, Okla.: Martina McBride performs Saturday at Buffalo Run Casino. Tickets are $50 and $60. Cowboy Troy is at Buffalo Run Friday and Mike McClure performs Aug. 21.
At the Coleman Theatre, 103 N, Main, is the "Miami's Got Talent" show with performers from the four-state area, on Saturday. at 7:30 p.m.
This week in Tulsa, Okla.: At the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd St., "1964: The Tribute," a show dedicated to the music of the Beatles, will be back for the 24th consecutive year at 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $23 to $46.
At the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver downtown, Paul McCartney will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 17. Tickets are $59.50 to $253. Rod Stewart performs at 8 p.m. on Aug. 20. Tickets are $45 to $125.
On Saturday, Lynyrd Skynyrd performs at the SpiritBank Events Center, 105th and Memorial.
This week at Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, will be the Tulsa Music Awards the Phillip Zoellner Band on Friday; Stars Go Dim, Sleeperstar, High Five Low Five and Five O'Clock Shadow on Saturday; NowLaterNever, The Dancing Bear, The Fiascos, Milos Fare, Colin and Scott Band and the David Castro Band on Sunday; and Hot Club of Cowtown on Aug. 19.
On Aug. 16, the Tulsa Swing Dance Club offers dancing and lessons at 2735 S. Memorial Drive, beginning at 6 p.m. Information is at 918-663-2623.
This week in Kansas City: On Friday, Del Castillo and Trailer Choir with Johnny Henry are at the Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsyvlania Ave.
On Saturday, the American Life, Seven Story Fall, Kerrington Cooper and Starlit Platoon are at the the Beaumont Club. The Avett Brothers and Railroad Earth play at Crossroads at Grinders, 417 E. 18th St.
On Sunday, the WWE brings its wrestling show to the Sprint Center at 6:30 p.m. A steel cage championship match between Jeff Hardy and CM Punk is featured.
On Aug. 18, Blondie plays at Crossroads at Grinders. The Pitch Music Awards will be at the Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway.
On Aug. 20, Saliva plays at the VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino.
A traveling production of the musical "Chicago" runs through Sunday at the Starlight Theatre in Swope Park in Kansas City. Shows are at 8 p.m.
"Are We There Yet? Family Survival Guide" is running through Aug. 23 at the American heartland Theatre, 2450 Grand Blvd.
This week in Sedalia: The Missouri State Fair in underway through Aug. 23. Grandstand shows include Heart and Tyler Bryant on Friday, Gary Allen and Chuck Wicks on Saturday, Kansas on Sunday, the Missouri Association Champion Truck and Tractor Pull on Aug. 17, Little Big Town and Candy Coburn on Aug. 18., and on Aug. 19, country artists Leroy Van Dyke, Moe Bandy, the Gatlin Brothers, Narvel Felts, Helen Cornelius, David Frizzell, Jimmy Fortune and Gene Watson perform. Street stocks and modifieds auto races are on Aug. 20 in the grandstand.
This week in Columbia: Joe Bonamassa performs a blues guitar concert on Aug. 20 at the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts, 203 S. Ninth St.
This week in St. Louis: The "Hot Art Cool Jazz Festival" runs through Sunday at Queeny Park.
On Aug. 17, the WWE's RAW wrestling show will be at the Scottrade Center.
Running through Aug. 30 will be the musical "Mary Poppins" at the Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand Blvd.
This week at the Pageant, 6161 Delmar in St. Louis, will be Edwin McCain and Paul Freeman on Friday; Loop Underground with Celldom, Dugholes, Bullshed and Jia Davis on Saturday; Mitchel Musso with KSM and Josh Golden on Sunday; Fall Out Boy with Chester French on Aug. 19; and Michael Schaerer on Aug. 20.
The St. Louis Shakespeare Company's production of "Twelfth Night" runs through Sunday at the Grandel Theatre, 3610 Grandel Square off Grand.
Arlene Hutton's play "Last Train to Nibroc" runs Aug. 20 to 23 at The Chapel Sanctuary for the Arts, 6238 Alexander Dr.