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Comedy, festivals, county fairs, concerts available for entertainment in week ahead

Thursday, August 27, 2009

This week in Monett: Joe Levanti's Horseshoe Theater will present the Full Life Trio, presenting gospel music, at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Monett City Hall Auditorium, 5th and Bond. Admission is $5.

This week in Springfield: A documentary film on farming, "Fresh," will be shown at 7 p.m. on Friday at the Gillioz Theater, 325 Park Central East. Tickets are $10.

The 4-H horse show will be held Friday through Sunday at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.

The Vandivort Theatre's production of Arthur Miller's "All My Sons" opens Sept. 3 for a three-weekend run at 305 E. Walnut. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sundays.

Silver Dollar City's Southern Gospel Picnic runs through Sept. 7,, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

On Sept. 1, a free recital of music by Brahms and Beethoven will be offered by Dr. David Hays, violin, Mia Hynes, piano, and Alexander East, cello, at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 1 in Ellis Hall on the Missouri State University campus.

On Sept. 2, a ceremony marking the end of World War II will be held at 11 a.m. at the Veterans memorial Museum, 1250 W. Highway 76 in Branson.

This week at the Outland Ballroom, 326 South Ave., playing Saturday will be Hidden Fever with Underground Blues Division. Sept. 3 will be Somebody Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin and the Detectives.

A stage production of "Ben-Hur," offered in conjunction with the Second Baptist Church of Springfield, will be presented Friday and Saturday and Sept. 3 to 5 at the Stained Glass Theatre, 1996 W. Evangel in Ozark. Show time is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10. Information is at 417-581-9192.

This week in northwest Ark.: A touring production celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Second City comedy company will be presented Friday and Saturday at the Walton Arts Center, 495 Dickson, in Fayetteville. Shows are at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20.50 to $32.50.

This week at George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, will be the Earl's Garage and Tiffany Christopher, Apartment 5, the radio.sky, Marca, Rip Off and Take Cover, and Throwing Seven on Friday; Hardaway and the Commoners, the One-Ups, Groovement, 607, DJ Massiv and the Nate Hancock Band on Saturday; Rehab on Sunday; American Aquarium on Aug. 31; and a tribute to Radiohead on Sept. 3.

On Friday, Lonesome Road Bluegrass performs at 7 p.m. at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, 4703 N. Crossover Road in Fayetteville as part of the summer concert series.

On Sept. 2, Project Runway finalist Korto Momolu will present her fashions and speak at the University of Arkansas student union at 7 p.m.

The Washington County Fair runs Sept. 1 to 5 in Fayetteville. The Carroll County Fair runs Aug. 31 to Sept. 5 at the fairgrounds in Berryville.

Sizzlin' Summer Music Fest is Saturday at the North Logan County Fairgrounds in Paris. Performing will be the Eli Young Band, Charlie Robison and Will Stradlin. Gates open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $26.

Rogers will host the 25th annual Frisco Festival downtown through Saturday. There will be live entertainment, amusements, a chili competition and activities Friday evening and all day Saturday.

The 17th annual Volkswagen festival, swap meet and tourcade will be Saturday and Sunday in Eureka Springs. Events will appear throughout town.

The first night of the annual Banjo Rally in Eureka Springs kicks off with a dinner at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 2 at the Bear Mountain Riding Stables, Highway 62 West, three miles past Eureka Springs. Reservations for the brisket dinner, cost $12.50, can be made by calling 800-805-8005. The festival continues through next weekend in town.

This week in Joplin: Horse trainer and clinician Craig Cameron offers an Extreme Cowboy Clinic through Saturday at the White Knight Arena, 5585 W. Belle Center Road. Friday sessions are offer an introduction to obstacles and courses. Saturday is a race clinic. There is a charge for participants and spectators.

The Joplin Regional Airport will host and aviation and business expo fly-in on Saturday, beginning at 8 a.m. Free plane rides are offered for teens. Plane companies will have exhibits.

There will be a kite workshop at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Wildcat Glades Conservation and Audubon Center, south of Joplin. Cost is $5.

This week at the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, Kenny Rogers will perform on Friday. In the regular entertainment venue will be the Big Bad Bubba Band on Friday and Saturday, Grady Nichols on Saturday.

Running through Sunday 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, on Saturday will be Summer Social on the Square, from 4 to 8 p.m. Children's games and entertainment are featured.

This week in Miami, Okla: At the Buffalo Run Casino, Scott Keeton performs on Friday and Pat Green on Saturday.

This week in Tulsa, Okla.: Lee Ann Wommack is performing at the Osage Million Dollar Elm Casino, 951 W. 36th St. North, at 7 p.m. on Saturday.

The Tulsa Outlaws Open Rodeo is Saturday at the Roundup Club Arena, E. 61st St. North in Turley, north of Tulsa.

The 133rd annual Indian Pow-Wow Homecoming, five miles south of Ponca City on Highway 177, runs through Sunday.

D-12 will perform at The Marquee, 311 S. Main in Tulsa, on Sept. 3.

This week at Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main in Tulsa, will be the Red Dirt Rangers with Medicine Show and Turnpike Troubadours on Friday, the Paul Thorn Band with Seth James on Sunday, and Elvis Costello and the Sugarcanes on Sept. 3.

This week in Kansas City: On Friday, Loggins and Messina perform at the Star Pavilion at the Ameristar Casino. Playing at the Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania, will be Big Head Todd, the Monsters, G. Love and the Special Sauce.

On Saturday, Pat Benatar plays at the Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway, with Neil Giraldo. Steel Panther is at the Midland Theater, 1228 Main. D.J. Stonerokk is at the VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino. Travis Marvin and Hammer Down are at the Beaumont Club.

On Sunday, Crosby, Still and Nash play at the Starlight Theatre in Swope Park. The American Idol tour stops at the Sprint Center, 1100 Walnut. Lee Scratch Perry plays at the Beaumont Club, with FSTZ "Soda" and 77 Jefferson. A heavy metal concert at the VooDoo Lounge starting at 3 p.m. will feature Season of Pain, Zoya, Watching the Coroner, Meatshank, Malikai, Chris 3.0, Stonehaven and Drek.

On Aug. 31, Four Year Strong plays at the Beaumont Club.

On Sept. 2, Buckwheat Zydeco plays at the Beaumont Club.

On Sept. 3, the Dandy Warhols perform at the Beaumont Club.

In Paola, Kan., the 20th annual Paola Roots Festival is running at 915 N. Pearl. Featured on Friday will be Sounds of Africa, Two Tons of Steel, Walter Trout and the Radicals, and Trampled Under Foot. Saturday the bands are Bayley Kate and the Blue Gills, Legacy, Blue Moon Allstars, the Ruckus, Flannigan's Right Hook, the Cassidy Project, Marc Broussard and the Robert Cray Band. Tickets are $10 per day.

This week in Columbia: Tennessee Williams' "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" is running at the Maplewood Barn Theatre, 2900 E. Nifong, Friday through Sunday and next weekend. Tickets are $8.

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 Friday, Erin Bode and Symmetry play at the Sheldon Concert Hall on Washington, west of Grand.

On Saturday, the American Idols tour is at the Scottrade Center, at 7 p.m. The LOT Music Festival at the Schlafly Taproom, downtown, kicks off at 2 p.m. Featured bands will be the Blind Eyes, Hazard to Ya Booty, the Dock Ellis Band, the Jon Hardy and the Public, the Hibernauts, LucaBrasi and the 75s. The event is free. The 46th annual moonlight bicycle ride in downtown St. Louis starts at midnight. Cost is $25.

On Saturday and Sunday the Festival of Nations runs at Tower Grove Park, south of Interstate 44 off Grand. Dance, music, food and exhibits will be available.

On Sept. 3, Blink 182 plays at the Verizon Amphitheatre.

Running through Aug. 30 will be the musical "Mary Poppins" at the Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand Blvd.

This week at the Casa Loma Ballroom, 3354 Iowa Ave., will be Second Generation Swing for a ballroom and swing dance on Friday, plus Roxotica with 30 performers and a live band on Saturday.

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