This week in Monett: Joe Levanti's Horseshoe Theater will present the Ascension Quartet, the well-traveled gospel music group, at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Monett City Hall Auditorium, Fifth and Bond. Admission is $5.
The band Julian Drive will play at 7 p.m. on Aug. 27 at the Monett Community Church, 301 4th St.
In Pierce City, Howdy Neighbor Days runs through Saturday. On Friday, Kids Got Talent contest is at 6:30 p.m. and the HND Idol contest is at 9 p.m. Finals begin at 6 p.m. on Saturday. The Mark Chapman Band will appear at 9 p.m. Saturday to close the show. The Pierce City car show will open Saturday morning and run through the afternoon in the St. Mary's Catholic Church parking lot.
In Golden on Saturday will be the 59th annual Golden Fiddlers Contest, sponsored by the Golden Circle Shores Association, at the Golden Community Center. Concessions begin serving at 5 p.m. Live music starts at 5:30 p.m. Contest begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $3 per carload.
This week in Springfield: The Ozark Auto Club will have a swap meet Friday through Sunday at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.
The fall gun sun will be held Saturday at Remington's, 1655 W. Republic Road. Admission is $5.
On Saturday, the sixth annual Moonlight Bike Ride to benefit the Discovery Center will be held at 8 p.m. Plans will be held on August 22 from 8 p.m. Registration is required. Cost is $25 for adults, $20 for teens and under. The ride starts from the Discovery Center, 435 E. St. Louis.
Auditions for the Poor Thespians production of "Frankenstein" will be held at 7 p.m. on Aug. 24 and 25 at the Gillioz Theater, 325 Park Central East.
This week at the Outland Ballroom, 326 South Ave., playing Friday will be Speakeasy. On Saturday the Weiss family, Damien Jurado and the Psalters play. The Detectives are back Aug. 27.
Running through Saturday 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. Ticket information is at 417-581-9192.
The Southern Gospel Picnic runs from Aug. 27 to Sept. 7 at Silver Dollar City in Branson.
The Mark Chapman Band plays Friday at the Branson Landing.
This week in northwest Ark.: This week at George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, will be the Poggs and the Kory Montgomery Band on Friday; A Good Fight, Lord T and Eloise and My Solstice on Saturday; Earth Society and Kory Montgomery on Sunday; the Ray Johnston on Aug. 25; Tantric, Aranda, Vayden and Pretty Boy Convoy on Aug. 26; Casey Donahew Band, Matt Stell and the Crashers and Elise Davis on Aug. 27.
Tomato Fest at the Botantical Garden of the Ozarks runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 4703 N. Crossover Road in Fayetteville. Tastings of tomato varieties will be offered. Information is available at 479-750-2620.
The seventh annual Eureka Springs Bluegrass Festival runs through Aug. 23. Details are available at 479-253-2586.
This week in Joplin: On Sunday, the Christian band Seven Times Hotter performs at 6 p.m. on Landreth Park's amphitheater. Those attending the free concert are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.
At The Foundry, 3405 S. Hammons Blvd., college age worship is booked every Thursday at 7 p.m., beginning Aug. 27.
At the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, Kenny Rogers is coming on Aug. 28. This week performers will be the Brent Baker Band on Friday and Saturday, Scott Ellison on Saturday and the Rich McCready Band on Aug. 26.
In Carthage, the Woodshed Emporium, 311 S. Main, will have Wildwood and the Missouri Mountain Gang performing at 7:30 p.m. on Friday. Admission is $5.
Running 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.
In Neosho, the All-Youth Rodeo Association Rodeo will be at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Saddle Club Arena. Admission is $5.
This week in Miami, Okla.: At Buffalo Run Casino, Mike McClure will lead the Honky Tonk party at 7:30 p.m.
This week in Tulsa, Okla.: At the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver downtown, L'il Wayne performs with Young Jeezy, Soulja Boy and Pleasure P and Jeremih at 7:40 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $44.75 to $84.75. DEF Leppard, Poison and Cheap Trick perform together at 7 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $45 to $125.
On Saturday, Al Green performs at the Osage Million Dollar Elm Casino.
At the SpiritBank Event Center, 105th and Memorial, John Legend and India Arie perform at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 24. Tickets are $35 to $49.50. Hillsong United performs at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 26.
This week at Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, will be will be ORRA, Everlasting Plague, StArBoX, A Lesson In Ambiguity, Social Genosyde and Bury The Witness on Sunday, starting at 6:15 p.m. Cowboy Mouth and Philip Zoellner play on Aug. 27 at 8 p.m.
This week in eastern Kansas: The Big Brutus Polka Festival is Saturday, beginning at 7 p.m., in West Mineral, southwest of Pittsburg, at the Big Brutus Museum, 6509 NW 60th St.
This week in Kansas City: On Friday, Eddie Money and Red Guitar perform at Crown Center, 2405 Grand Blvd. Dave Alvin performs at the Folly Theater, 300 W. 12th St. A Fleetwood Mac tribute will be at the Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania Ave., at 8 p.m. Big Smith plays at Trouser Mouse, 625 NW Mock Ave. in Blue Springs.
John Legend performs at the Star Pavilion at the Ameristar Casino. Audiovox and Capybara perform at the Beaumont Club's back yard at 8 p.m. Playing in the Beaumont Club at 7 p.m. will be Three Quarters Coma, Feast for Flesh and Zoya.
On Sunday, comedienne Kathy Griffin performs at the Starlight Theater in Swope Park. Jon B performs at the Beaumont Club.
At the Kansas City Convention Center, 301 W. 13th St., will be the Grave City Tattoo Exposition Friday through Sunday.
Saturday and Sunday is Greenfest at the Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway. Eco-friendly speakers and vendors make up two days of programs. Saturday musicians include the Crumpletons and Hidden Pictures. Sunday performers, starting at noon, are Nicolette Paige, Seven Day Drive and Max Groove.
On Aug. 24, L'il Wayne will be at the Starlight Theater with Soulja Boy and Young Jeezy at 7 p.m.
This is the final weekend for "Are We There Yet? Family Survival Guide," running through Sunday at the American Heartland Theatre, 2450 Grand Blvd.
This week in St. Joseph: The Trails West Fesival runs Friday through Sunday in Civic Center Park. The festival includes three days of fine art, folk art, dramatic stage performances, reenactments, musical entertainment and food for the whole family. Featured performers include Joe Bonamassa, Heidi Nemfield, Luke Bryan and Loverboy. Admission is $8.
This week in Sedalia: The Missouri State Fair moves into its final weekend. Brooks and Dunn perform at the grandstand at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $25 to $50. Sunday is the demolition derby.
This week in West Plains: The Fiddle Fest, Harmonica Howl, Bluegrass Band Jam and Crafters Convention will be held Friday and Saturday in West Plains. Swift Kick, Sunny Side Up, The Romans Family, the Eldringhoffs, Hard Times and Howell County Bluegrass will perform.
This week in Columbia: Tennessee Williams' "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" is running at the Maplewood Barn Theatre, 2900 E. Nifong, this and next weekend. Tickets are $8.
On Sunday at 7 p.m. the Marching Mizzou Band will give a free concert on the Francis quadrangle.
This week in Hermann: On Saturday the annual Swing's The Thing Big Band concert will be held in Hermann. Advance tickets cost $25.
This week in St. Louis: Union Avenue Opera at the Christian Church, Delmar and Union Avenue, presents Delibes's "Lakmé" at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Tickets start at $32.
On Saturday, Nickelback with Hinder, Papa Roach and Saving Abel performs at the Verizon Amphitheater.
At the Casa Loma Ballroom, 3354 Iowa Ave., will be the Ambassadors of Swing for a ballroom dance on Friday, Hudson and the HooDoo Cats for a rock-a-billy swing dance Saturday.
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, will be Ready the Cannons on Aug. 26 and Michael Schaerer on
In St. Charles, the Festival of the Little Hills, featuring more than 300 craft booths, will be held in Frontier Park along the Missouri River and on Main St. Friday through Sunday.