This week in Springfield: The 12th annual Cider Days arts and crafts festival on Historic Walnut Street, east of downtown Springfield
opens at 10 a.m. Saturday. More than 65 artists and craft vendors will have booth space. Admission is $3.
The Vandivort Theatre's production of Arthur Miller's "All My Sons" runs for one more weekend at 305 E. Walnut. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sundays.
The Landers Theatre marks its 100th anniversary and the 75th anniversary of the Springfield Little Theatre with a celebration at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, 311 E. Walnut. Tickets are $50.
At 1 p.m. at the North Mall, t Missouri State University all-male a cappella group the Beartones will present a CD Release Concert or their sixth CD entitled "Come Together."
A Professional Bullriders Association Bull Ride will be held at 6:50 p.m. Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday at the John Q. Hammons Arena at Missouri State University.
The Springfield Symphony Orchestra opens its season with a concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts. Music director Ron Spiegelman will be joined by former directors Apo Hsu and Charles Bontrager. Music includes the "Roman Carnival Overture" by Berlioz, the "Festive Overture" by Shostakovich, Symphony #5 by Beethoven and Tchaikovsky's "Variations on a Rococo Theme" with cellist Madeleine Kabat. Tickets are $14 to $29.
The FourFourFest of local bands opens at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday on South Street downtown. Performers include Black Box Revue, Cropdusters, Pillbox, Highest Priest, Bring Your Green Hat, Spacetones, Formant, Berch, North Decade, Matt Stell and the Crashers, Assembly Line Gods, Queen City Saints, Underground Blues Division, Short Histories of Powerful Nations, Videovamp, Chance Ray Band, the Never Saints and Bottlefish. Admission is free.
The annual Steam-O-Rama steam engine show on Highway 60 in Republic runs today to Sept. 20.
The Springfield RV Show is at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds Friday through Sunday.
Korean violinist Hahn-Bin performs at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 23 at the Hammons Hall as part of the Don Wessel Emerging Concert Artist series. He will give a master class at 5 p.m. on Sept. 22 at MSU.
Missouri State University's drama department will present August Strindberg's "Miss Julie" for two weekends, opening Sept. 24 in the Balcony Theater. Tickets are $14.
The 36th annual Autumn Daze Fall Festival runs through Sunday in downtown Branson. Arts and crafts vendors will be located at N. Commercial and Atlantic.
The Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site near Ash Grove will have its Hoedown at the Homestead from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.
The Laura Ingalls Wilder Day Festival will be Saturday at the Wilder home in Mansfield, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Information is at 877-924-7126.
This week in northwest Ark.: The country band Little Big Town performs with the Lost Trailers at the Walton Arts Center, 495 Dickson, at 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets start at $40.50.
This week at George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, playing Friday will be Full House, Boombox and Nate Hancock. Boombox is back on Saturday. On Sunday, the Old Crow Medicine Show plays with the Felice Brothers, Chuck Mead of BR549 and the Zach Bramhall Band. Playing Sept. 21 will be Silversun Pickups, Manchester Orchestra and Cage the Elephant.
Final performances of Tennessee Williams "The Glass Menagerie will be Friday and Saturday 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 Benton County Fair runs through Saturday in Bentonville.
Willie Nelson will perform Sunday at the Springdale Holliday Inn Convention Center.
The second annual Scooting in the Ozarks scooter rally runs through Saturday in Eureka Springs. Events will be headquartered at the 1876 Inn. Information is at 479-981-3711.
The ninth annual Vulcan Riders and Owners Club World Reunion will run through Sunday in Eureka Springs. Activities will be centered at the Iron Horse and Best Western.
This week in Joplin: As part of Missouri Southern State University's Canadian semester, the drama department presents "Emily Carr," a biographical play about the Canadian author and painter, at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Taylor Performing Arts Center. At 9 a.m. on Sept. 21, Inspector Al O'Donnell will speak on the history of the Canadian Royal Mounted Police at 9 a.m. in Corley Hall. On Sept. 22, the film "Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner" will be shown free at 7 p.m. in Cornell Auditorium. Next week is also homecoming at MSSU.
This week in Carthage, the Granny Chicks and Stateline perform at the Woodshed Emporium, 311 S. Main on the northwest corner of the square, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday. Tickets are $5.
Performing this week at the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, will be Full Flava Kings on Friday, FOS Project and Trash Angels on Sautrday, and the Rich McCready Band on Sept. 23.
This week in Miami, Okla.: At the Buffalo Run Casino, Bleu Edmondson plays Friday. Little Big Town appears in concert on Saturday. Tickets are $45 and $50.
A weekend run of the musical "The Sound of Music" opens today at the Coleman Theatre, 103 N. Main. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.
This week in Tulsa, Okla.: A traveling show of the Broadway musical "Mama Mia!" runs through Sunday 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.
Lanford Wilson's play "HOT L Baltimore" runs Friday through Sunday in the Liddy Doenges Theatre at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center and again next week. Performances are at 8 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $15.
At the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver downtown, Rock 'N Rib festival runs through Sunday on the streets outside. The WWE brings its professional wrestling show Smackdown to town for a 6:30 p.m. show on Sept. 22. Tickets are $17 to $62.
This week at Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, will be the Gourds and Ramsay Midwood on Saturday, Full Service and Orra on Sunday, the Silversun Pickups and the Manchester Orchestra on Sept. 22. On Sept. 23, the Stragglers, Stoney LaRue, Mike McClure, Red Dirt Rangers, Brandon Jenkins, Wade Bowen, Cory Morrow and Jarrod Birmingham will present a night of songs by Don Williams as a Red Cross benefit.
On Sept. 19, the Midlife Crisis Band will give a free outdoor concert at 7 p.m. at the Spirit Bank Events Center, 105th and Memorial.
Performances of "Government Death Cheese: A Decomposition on Dying American," a shadow puppet play, will be given Friday and Saturday and again next weekend at 8 p.m. at the Nightingale Theater, 1416 E. 4th St.
Merle Haggard performs Saturday at the Osage Casino, 951 W. 36th St. N.
The Tulsa Comic and Anime Expo is Saturday at the Tulsa Convention Center, at W. 4th St. and S. Frisco Ave. Doors open at 9 a.m.
On Saturday will be the Pioneer Day Festival in Skiatook and the Parks Festival in Sapulpa.
This week in Pittsburg, Kan.: The Pittsburg State University Solo and Chamber Music series opens with Krista River, mezz0-soprano, in concert on Friday at McCray Recital Hall. Tickets are $10.
This week in Kansas City: On Friday, Fairbanks, Pet Comfort and Heroes and Villains will play at the Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania. The Chippendales perform at the VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino.
On Saturday, Lyric Opera of Kansas City presents the final performance of Puccini's opera "Tosca" at 8 p.m. at the Lyric Theatre, 11th and Central downtown. Tickets are $47 and $89 and can be ordered by calling 816-471-7344. Buckcherry, Smile Empty Soul, Veer Union and the Last Vegas play at the Beaumont Club.
On Sunday, Kansas City Hitmen, Beachbloodz and Oh No Tornado perform at the VooDoo Lounge at 8 p.m.
On Sept. 22, Motorhead plays at the Midland Theater, 1228 Main.
On Sept. 23, Ida Maria, LadyHawke, Semi Precious Weapons and Eric Hutchinson play at the Beaumont Club.
The Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus runs through Sunday at the Sprint Center, 1100 Walnut. Shows are at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
"Tell-Tale Electric Poe," a world premiere play adopted by Jeff Church from Edgar Allan Poe stories, runs through Oct. 9 at the Coterie Theatre in Crown Center, Grand at Pershing Road. Shows are at 7 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and noon some weekdays. Tickets can be ordered by calling 816-474-6552.
The American Heartland Theatre's production of Peter Colley's thriller play, "I'll Be Back Before Midnight" runs though Oct. 25 at Crown Center, 2450 Grand Blvd. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday and on weekdays. Tickets are $27.50 to $32, available by calling 816-842-9995.
Edward Albee's "The Seascape" continues 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" continues 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 Marceline: The 11th annual Toonfest will be held in Walt Disney's hometown on Saturday. Wiley Miller (Non Sequitur), Sam Viviano (Mad Magazine), political cartoonist Mark Fiore, and Dave Mowder (Hallmark Cards) will speak at 12:30 p.m. at the UpTown Theatre. Activities are planned at Ripley Park, the NOMO Art Center and the Disney Hometown Museum.
This week in Columbia: The Ninth Street Philharmonic Orchestra and the Columbua Chorale present a concert of movie music Saturday at the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts. Tickets are $20.
The Heritage Festival and Craft Show runs Saturday and Sunday at Nifong Park, Highway 63 South.
This week in St. Louis: Toby Keith and Trace Adkins perform at the Verizon Amphitheater. The swing band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy plays at 8 p.m. at the Touhill Performing Arts Center at the University of Missouri campus. Chris Botti plays at the Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand at 8 p.m.
On Saturday, Sonny Rollins plays at the Touhill Center at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35 to $125.
The Great Forest Park Balloon Glow and Balloon Race will be Friday and Saturday at Forest Park. Races begin at noon. Hare and hound balloons launch at 4:30 p.m.
On Saturday and Sunday, the dance troupe Madco and the University of Missouri-St. Louis Percussion Ensemble perform at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Touhill Center. Tickets are $20.
The antiques and garden show at Queeny Park will be held Friday through Sunday. Tickets are $7.
The St. Louis Strassenfest German culture festival will be held Friday through Sunday at Central Park in Chesterfield.
The ninth annual Old Webster Jazz and Blues Festival will be held Saturday in Webster Groves, opening at noon. Bands include Wild Cool and Swingin' Orchestra, St. Louis Jazz and Blues Revue, Soulard Blues Band, Two Times True, Webster University Faculty Jazz Band, Matthew Von Doran Trio, Dogtown Allstars, Standard Time, The SteamRollers, Webster Groves High School Jazz Band and Funky Butt Brass Band. Performances are on three stages. Admission is free.
The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra presents a concert with the nature film "Blue Planet" at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Powell Hall, Grand and Delmar.
The search for the best church choirs in America produces the concert "How Sweet the Sound" at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 21 at the Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Ave.
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 will be This is Energy, Last Night's Vice, Our First Summer and Without A Face. Local bands playing Saturday include the Livers, Autovein, Ava, Walt and Ocean Rivals. On Sept. 23 Motorhead plays with Rev. Horton Heat. On Sept. 24 Mike Birgiglia plays with Henry Phillips.