This week in Monett: Joe Levanti's Horseshoe Theater presents the Poor Thespians' professional production of Neil Simon's "Barefoot in the Park" at 7 p.m. at the Monett City Hall Auditorium. Admission is $5.
In Pierce City, the second annual Falling Leaves Festival Quilt and Crafts Show is at St. Mary's Catholic School gym, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Crafts and antiques booths will be set up in addition to around 100 quilts.
In Sarcoxie, Chief Sarcoxie Days runs today through Saturday. Live entertainment planned daily. On Saturday, crowning of royalty starts at noon and the parade is 2 p.m. A livestock show is Friday and Saturday.
In Aurora, LionFest will be Saturday at Oak Park, opening at 11:30 a.m. Food, crafts booths and live entertainment runs to 6 p.m.
In Crane, the third annual CMA in the Park begins at 10 a.m. Saturday in the city park.
This week in Springfield: The Gaither Vocal Band appears at 7 p.m. today at the Shrine Mosque.
|Folk music giant John Prine performs with Carrie Rodriguez at 8 p.m. Friday at the Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East downtown.||The Vandivort Theatre's production of Arthur Miller's "All My Sons" runs for its final weekend at 305 E. Walnut. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sundays.|
Edward Albee's "The Zoo Story" is running at Big Momma's Back Porch Coffee House, 217 E. Commercial. Shows are at 7:30 p.m.
The Greater Ozarks Blues Festival runs Friday and Saturday at the Bass Pro Shops parking lot at Sunshine and Campbell. Shows open at 4:30 p.m. Friday and noon Saturday. Performers include Kelley Hunt, Tab Benoit, the Cate Brothers, Reba Russell Band, Kenny Neal Band, Davy Knowles and Back Door Slam, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Josh Garrett and the Bottomline. Tickets are $20 for Friday, $30 for Saturday or $35 for both days.
On Saturday and Sunday, the Ozarks Celebration Festival will be held in front of Carrington Hall on the missouri State University campus. Fifty craftsmen, vendors and exhibitors and three entertainment stages are featured. The Sunday concert at 6 p.m. includes an ice cream social and a concert by the Lowdown Fancy and the Dan Tyminski Band.
The 14th annual Japanese Fall Festival runs Friday through Sunday at Nathanael Greene Park, 2400 S. Scenic. Admission is $5.
The Springfield RV Show is at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds Friday through Sunday.
The Springfield Regional Opera's benefit "Hooray for Hollywood" is at 6 p.m. Friday at the Tower Club, 901 E. St. Louis. Tickets are $100.
The annual moonlight tour at Wilson's Creek National Battlefield near Republic begins at 6:45 p.m. on Saturday.
The Southwest Missouri Celtic Festival and Highland Games will be held Friday and Saturday at Park and Fairgrounds in Buffalo. Admission is $7. Information is at 417-345-2852.
The Second City comedy troupe brings its anniversary tour to the Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 16. Tickets are $13 to $23.
The annual Steam-O-Rama steam engine show on Highway 60 in Republic runs Sept 17 to Sept. 20.
On Sept. 17, Christian band This Beautiful Republic, Jars of Clay and Thousand Foot Krutch play at 6 p.m. at Remington's, 1655 W. Republic Road.
This week at the Outland Ballroom, 326 South Ave., playing Saturday are We Are Like The Spider, Falcon Punch and Do-It-To-It. On Sept. 15, Suzi Trash, Hercules and Knife*Death play.
Near Halltown, the Snyder Music Park hosts the Southern and Bluegrass Gospel Festival on Saturday, opening at noon.
This week in northwest Ark.: Country star Travis Tritt performs a free concert at 8 p.m. Friday in the parking lot of the Walton Arts Center, 495 Dickson in Fayetteville, part of the Dickson Street Oktoberfest, running Friday and Saturday. Events on the second day include a brew competition and barrel races.
German violinist David Garrett plays classical to pop selections with a symphony orchestra and full rock band at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 15 at the Walton Arts Center. Tickets are $25 and $50.
This week at George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, playing Friday are the Cate Brothers and the Nace Brothers, Benjamin Del Shreve, Randall Shreve, Rockers LP's and Lions of Hazelwood. On Sept. 16, playing are Future Leaders of the World and the Veil. On Sept. bands are Disco Biscuits and Two Fresh.
At the Arkansas Music Pavilion at the Northwest Arkansas Mall in Fayetteville, playing on Saturday at 6 p.m. are Cross Canadian Ragweed with Lucero, Jonathon Tyler and Northern Lights.
Tennessee Williams "The Glass Menagerie opens Friday for a two-weekend run at the Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main in Fayetteville. Tickets are $20 in a dinner theater format, available by calling 479-751-5441.
The eighth annual Brits in the Ozarks all British car and cycle show opens at 10 a.m. Saturday in the University of Arkansas Agri Park on North Garland Street. Also on Saturday, Fred Eaglesmith plays at the Dickson Theater, 227 W. Dickson Street at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30.
The Benton County Fair opens Sept. 15 for a five-day run in Bentonville, Highway 12 on the southwest end of town.
The 32nd annual Ozark Quilt Show will be held Saturday at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, 118 W. Johnson Avenue in Springdale.
The third annual juried art festival will be held Friday through Sunday in the Pinnacle Hills Promenade in Rogers.
The fourth annual Grape Crush festival is Saturday at the Keels Creek Winery at 3185 E. Van Buren, Eureka Springs. Five Arkansas wineries are represented.
The 39th annual Eureka Springs Antique Automobile Festival runs Friday through Sunday. A show, parade and bank robbery reenactment are planned.
The Woodcarvers Jamboree will be held Saturday and Sunday at the Pine Mountain Village, beginning 9 a.m. both days. Information is at 918-251-8734.
The 80th anniversary party for the Auditorium in downtown Eureka Springs will include festivities at 2 p.m. Sunday with a performance by the Ozark Mountains British Brass Band.
Scooting in the Ozarks rally begins Sunday and runs through the week in Eureka Springs. Events will be headquartered at the 1876 Inn. Information is at 479-981-3711.
This week in Joplin: On Sunday, country musicians Sarah Dunn and Sundown will play at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Landreth Park Amphitheater.
Playing this week at the Downstream Casino near Joplin will be Beer and Chicken Band on Friday and Saturday and Sept. 16, plus Pearl on Saturday.
George Washington Carver Monument near Diamond will hold its Prairie Day program at the Visitors Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. Musical entertainment, nature exhibits and living history demonstrations are planned.
This week in Miami, Okla.: Paul Ingram Thomas plays Saturday at the Buffalo Run Casino.
A weekend run of the musical "The Sound of Music" opens on Sept. 17 at the Coleman Theatre, 103 N. Main.
This week in Tulsa: A traveling show of the Broadway musical "Mama Mia!" begins a two-week run on Sept. 15 at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 2nd St. downtown. Shows are at 7:30 or 8 p.m. plus 2 p.m. matinees on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $20 to $65.
At the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver downtown, Britney Spears "Circus" tour performs at 7 p.m. on Sept. 15. Tickets are $39.50 to $497.
Rock 'N Rib festival runs Sept. 17 to 20 on the streets outside.
At the Brady Theater, 105 W. Brady, Chickenfoot with Sammy Hagar, plus Davy Knowles and Backdoor Slam play at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14.
This week at Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, will be Fly Me Anywhere, A Hope Forgotten, The Balcony Scene!, Saturday Knight, Infinite Sound Supply, Re-Agent, The Fiascos and Daniel Dew on Sunday. On Sept. 17, Boombox plays with Tech Tonic.
Dear and the Headlights play with Kinch on Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. at The Marquee, 222 N. Main.
The fourth annual Urban Indulgence Dining and Dessert festival is 7 p.m. Saturday at the Cherokee Casino and Resort off Interstate 44 at Exit 240 in Catoosa. Desserts, wine, beer, chocolate and contributions from area caterers available for $25. Food Network judge Kerry Vincent is special guest.
The R.K. Gun and Knife Show is Saturday and Sunday at the Spirit Bank Events Center, 105th and Memorial.
This week in Kansas City: On Friday, Get Up Kids plays at the VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino. The Alan Parsons Project performs at the Star Pavilion at the Ameristar Casino. Comedian Brian Regan performs at the Music Hall. 301 W. 13th St. at 7 p.m.
On Saturday, John Prine plays at the Midland Theater, 1228 Main. Zoya with Collapse and Tridem play at the Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania.
On Sunday, the Kansas City Theatre Pipe Organ Concert is at 2 p.m. at the Music Hall.
This is the final weekend for the Starlight Theatre's production of "Mama Mia!" in Swope Park. Shows run through Sunday at 8 p.m.
On Sept. 14, Brandi Carlile plays at the Beaumont Club with the Noises 10.
On Sept. 15, Static-X along with Hammerford and Swill play at the Beaumont Club.
On Sept. 16, the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus will be at the Sprint Center, 1100 Walnut.
On Sept. 17, Eli Young, the Randy Rogers Band and the Scott Ford Band play at the Beaumont Club.
Edward Albee's "The Seascape" runs for a three weekends at the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, 3614 Main. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. with a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee. Tickets are $15 to $25.
Stephen Sondheim's "Into the Woods" opens Friday for a three-week run at the Spencer Theatre at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Performing Arts Center, presented by the Kansas City Repertory Theatre. Shows are at 8 p.m. and can be ordered by calling 816-235-2700.
This week in St. Louis: The 16th annual St. Louis Art Fair runs Friday through Sunday in downtown Clayton.
The Greater st. Louis Hispanic Festival runs Friday through Sunday at the Soldier's Memorial Park downtown.
On Friday, the Danny Tyminski Band plays at the Sheldon Concert Hall, Washington west of Grand, at 8 p.m.
On Saturday, the 26th annual Great Fire Engine Rally will be held under the Arch on Sullivan Street, beginning at 8:30 a.m. The parade is at 10 a.m.
On Sept. 17, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra will give a free concert at 7 p.m. in Forest Park. Patty Loveless will give an acoustic concert at the Shelton Concert Hall.
Repertory Theatre of St. Louis' production of the musical "Amadeus" runs through Oct. 4 at the Loretto-Hilton Center in Webster Groves. Tickets are $21 to $68.
This week at the Pageant, 6161 Delmar, playing Friday is Sick Puppies and Hurt at 7 p.m. On Saturday, Brian and Dennis Regan perform shows at 7 and 9:30 p.m., plus the Crocodiles play in the Halo Bar and Hottub will give a midnight show. On Sept. 15, Brandi Carlile and The Noises 10 play.