This week in Monett: Joe Levanti's Horseshoe Theatre presents live bluegrass, country and gospel music with Alan Young and Friends at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Monett City Hall Auditorium. Admission is $5.
In Marionville, Applefest starts at noon Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday downtown. Live performances both evenings include the Eddie Valen Show and LiveWire Saturday. Parade is 10 a.m. Saturday.
This week in Springfield: The Heart of America Walking Horse Show runs through Saturday at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.
Missouri State University's drama department will present August Strindberg's "Miss Julie" through Oct. 2. Performances are nightly at 7:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Balcony Theater. No show on Saturday. Tickets are $14.
Comedian Kyle Dunnigan performs at 8 p.m. Friday at the Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East. Tickets are $15.
The Ozarks Genealogical Society holds its 29th annual conference Friday and Saturday at the University Plaza Hotel. Cost is $45.
Mel Brooks' "The Producers" opens Friday and runs through Oct. 11 is a live production by the Springfield Little Theatre at the Landers, 311 E. Walnut. Beth Domann directs. Tickets are $25. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. with a 2:30 p.m. matinee Sundays.
The Manhattan Short Film Festival runs Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Plaster Student Union at Missouri State University. Cost is $10.
Fifth annual Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day offers free admission at the Springfield History Museum, 839 N. Booneville, on Saturday.
Pianist Yonjoon Yoon will perform as part of the Virginia Cox Bussey Young Artist Concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Ellis Hall on the Missouri State University campus. The concert is free.
Trumpeter Jason Dovel will open Evangel University's Artist Series with a recital at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 1 in Barnett Fine Arts Recital Hall. The Artunian Trumpet Concerto will be among the selections. The concert is free.
The seventh annual DogFest will be held at Chesterfield Park, 2511 W. Republic Road, on Saturday and Sunday. Dachshund Dash races will be from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Mille's Cafe Grape Harvest Music Festival, beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday, will have 10 bands playing on three stages at 313 S. Jefferson Ave. Grape stomp competition is at 4 p.m.
This week at the Outland Ballroom, 326 South Ave., Pilot Whale, Streetlight Suzie and Why Make Clocks plays on Saturday.
National Harvest Festival runs through October at Silver Dollar City in Branson.
Showing through Oct. 24 at the Stained Glass Theater, 1996 W. Evangel in Ozark, is "Songs in the Night," the story of hymn writer Fanny Crosby, in a play by Joseph Ransom. Performances are Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., with a 2:30 p.m. matinee this Saturday. Tickets can be ordered by calling (417) 581-9192.
In Reeds Spring, Cindy Woolf performs at 8 p.m. at The Rock House, 41 High St. Admission is $10.
This week in northwest Ark.: At the Arkansas Pavillion, at the Northwest Arkansas Mall in Fayetteville, Molly Hatchet and Blackfoot perform today. The Marshall Tucker Band plays Friday with Oreo Experience doing a tribute to Jimi Hendrix and Steve Pryor.
At the Walton Arts Center, 495 Dickson in Fayetteville, a touring production of the Broadway musical "The Wedding Singer" will be given at 7 p.m. on Sept. 28 and 29. Tickets are $30.50 to $45.50.
This week at George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, playing Friday will be Michael Burks, Darren Ray Noon, Gary and John, the Nace Brothers and Earl and Them. On Saturday, performers are Knights in the Cellar, Steve Pryor, Darren Ray, Gary and John, Big Bad Bubba and the Ben Miller Band. Playing Sept. 29 us 12 Stories, Resident Hero and Wake the Light. Ryan Bingham plays Sept. 30.
At Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main in Springdale, on Saturday is one performance only of the children's play "Androcles and the Lion." Tickets are $16.
Sonny Burgess, Billy Lee Riley and the Bel Airs perform Saturday at Depot Days in Newport, east of Fayetteville. Performances are on Front Street downtown.
The Rogers Little Theater, 116 S. 2nd St. in Rogers, has final performances of "Over the River and Through the Woods" through Sunday. Tickets can be ordered by calling (479) 631-8988.
The fourth annual Artists Studio Tour runs Friday through Sunday in Eureka Springs, starting at 10 a.m.
The 19th annual Corvette Weekend starts Oct. 1 in Eureka Springs.
Earthdance will host the Global Festival for Peace at the Enthios Art Venue, 215 Greenwood Hollow Road in Eureka Springs on Saturday.
This week in Joplin: Missouri Southern State University opens its International Film Festival with the 2008 French film "I've Loved You So Long" at 7 p.m. Friday in Cornell Auditorium in Plaster Hall. On Tuesday, the French film "Black Robe" will be shown at 7 p.m.
Big Smitty performs at Landreth Park at 6 p.m. on Sunday as part of the Music in the Park series.
Mt. Vernon tango instructor Karen Whitesell will offer weekly tango lessons at the Spiva Center for the Arts, beginning Oct. 1.
This week at the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, playing on Friday and Saturday is Organic Seed, the Wes Hart Band on Saturday and Fat Dixie Sept. 30.
In Neosho, a contradance will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Elsie Plaster Center. Wired Tight and Baled Green perform. Admission is $5.
This week in Miami, Okla.: At the Buffalo Run Casino, Randy Rogers plays Friday.
At the Coleman Theater, 103 N. Main, the 1927 silent film "The Yankee Clipper" will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday with Dennis James at the theater organ.
This week in Tulsa, Okla.: Lanford Wilson's play "HOT L Baltimore" runs Friday and Saturday in the Liddy Doenges Theatre at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd St. downtown. Performances are at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15.
In the John Williams Theatre in the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, the band GrooveLily, combining rock and musical theater, performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $28. On Saturday the rock band Jellydots offers a concert about childhood at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tickets are $10.
The Tulsa Symphony Orchestra opens its season at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Tulsa Performing Arts Center with Brahms' Symphony #4, Mozart's Symphony #29 and part of Bach's "Musical Offering." Andrew Massey conducts. Tickets are $10 to $65.
Taylor Swift and Kellie Pickler perform at the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver, at 7 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $22 to $51.50.
This week at Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, will be the Avett Brothers, Samantha Crain and the Midnight Shivers on Saturday; the Airborne Toxic Event, the Henry Clay People and Red Cortez on Sept. 29, Hanson, Hellogoodbye, Steel Train and Sherwood on Sept. 30; and Citizen Cope on Oct. 1.
The Tulsa State Fair opens Oct. 1 in Expo Square, running through Oct. 11.
The 49th annual Greek Festival in Tulsa runs through Saturday at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 1206 S. Guthrie.
Disney on Ice Worlds of Fantasy opens Oct. 1 at the Expo Square Pavillion, 4145 E. 21st St. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 to $36.
This week in Pittsburg, Kan.: The Southeast Kansas Symphony Orchestra opens its season at 6 p.m. on Sunday at the W. 20th St. Mined Land Wildlife Area. Music will include works by Copland as well as Americana and Kansas pops selections.
This week in Kansas City: On Friday, Chris Botti performs at the Midland Theater, 1228 Main. Republic Tigers play at the Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania Ave. The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra performs at the Folly Theater, 300 W. 12th St. The Classic Rock Reunion concert at the Starlight Theater in Swope Park features Brian Howe from Bad Company, Shooting Star, Foghat and Racy Grace, at 7 p.m.
On Saturday, Social Distortion plays at the Beaumont Club. The third annual Kansas City Magic Weekend Block Festival will take place outside of the Sprint Center and 11th St. and Walnut. Events include the All-Star Celebrity Basketball Game with Clay Johnson and others.
On Sunday, the Kansas City Magic Weekend continues with a gospel festival at Concord Fortess of Hope Church, 11050 W. Longview Parkway at 4 p.m. Cost is $10. Placebo performs at the Beaumont Club. Ginuwine is at the VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino.
On Sept. 28, the Australian Pink Floyd Show is at the Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway. Dragonforce plays at the Beaumont Club.
On Sept. 29, Snow Patrol is at the Uptown Theater.
The Dave Matthews Band plays on Sept. 30 at the Sprint Center, 1100 Walnut. Tortoise is at the Beaumont Club. Gary Allen, Eric Church and Justin Moore play at the Starlight Theater.
On Oct. 1, Kenny Wayne Shepherd plays at the VooDoo Lounge. Clutch performs at the Beaumont Club.
The Kansas City Symphony features pianist Yefim Bronfman on Piano Concerto #2 by Brahms in concert at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Lyric Theater, 11th and Central. A symphony by Haydn and "Rapture" by Christopher Rouse are also slated. The orchestra gives a concert of lighter pieces at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at Truman State University.
"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 Columbia: The Roots 'n Blues 'n BBQ Festival runs downtown Friday and Saturday. Performers are Carolina Chocolate Drops, Dan Tyminski Band, Steeldrivers, Blind Boys of Alabama, Black Joe Lewis, Southern Culture on the Skids, the Wilders, Music Maker Revue, Pinetop Perkins and the Perfect Age of Rock 'n Roll Band, Heather Myles, James Hand, Booker T, the Sonny Moorman Band, Backyard Tire Fire, Funky Butt Brass Band, King Clarentz, Chump Change, Atlanta Boogie, the Itals, Junior Brown, Ana Popovic, Henry Clay and the Full Grown Men, Rory Block, Trio Desterrado, the Bel Airs, Deke Dickerson and the Ecco-Phonics and Mike Zito,
Stephens College drama department presents "The Laramie Project" at the Macklanburg Playhouse, 100 Willis Ave. through Sunday and again next weekend.
This week in St. Louis: On Friday, Bettye LaVette plays at the Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd.
On Saturday, the Touhill Performing Arts Center on the University of Missouri-St. Louis campus offers a sampler of Chinese opera at 8 p.m. There are also shows at 3 and 8 p.m. for the Chinese Golden Dragon Acrobats.
On Friday and Saturday, the David Dorfman Dance Band plays at the Edison Theatre at Washington University. The St. Louis Symphony opens its season with Mahler's Symphony #5 and Golijov's "Azul." Concerts are at 8 p.m. in Powell Hall, Grand and Delmar.
The Greater St. Louis Dahlia Show runs through Sunday at the Missouri Botanical Garden.
Greek Fest runs through Sunday at the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church off Interstate 270 at Manchester, beginning at 11 a.m. each day.
On Sept. 29, Blink-182 plays at the Verizon Amphitheater at 6:30 p.m. The Australian Pink Floyd Show is at the Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Ave.
On Sept. 30, Kings of Leon play at the Scottrade Center.
A traveling show of Andrew Lloyd Weber's "Phantom of the Opera" opens Sept. 30 and runs through Oct. 25 at the Fox Theater, 527 N. Grand.
This week at The Pageant, 6161 Delmar, Doug E. Fresh, Slick Rick and Rob Base play Friday; Ben Folds and Kate Miller-Heidke perform Sept. 28; Built to Spill with Disco Doom plays Sept. 29; India.Arie performs on Sept. 30; Hanson with Hellogoodbye, Steel Train and Sherwood play Oct. 1.