This week in Monett: The Ozark Festival Orchestra opens its 30th season at 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Monett City Hall Auditorium. Suite #1 for Military Band by Holst, The concert will include "Roumanian Folk Dances" by Bart--k, and a commissioned work, "Bulgarian Wildflowers Bouquet" by former music director David Goza. A reception for the composer will follow. Admission is $5.
Joe Levanti's Horseshoe Theater will present a return appearance by John Rex Reeves in his Branson show salute to his uncle, country singer Jim Reeves, at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Monett City Hall Auditorium.
In Mt. Vernon, Apple Butter Makin' Days runs Friday evening and all day Saturday in the square downtown. Craft exhibitors will have around 70 booths. Entertainers will perform from a stage. At the Lawrence County Museum, a special showing of the Harold Bell Wright Museum's exhibit on what happened in Pierce City in 1901 is on display for the first time in the Jones Chapel.
This week in Springfield: Comedians Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalters performs at 7 p.m. Friday at the Gillioz Theater, 325 Park Central East. Tickets are $15.
ArtsFiesta, a celebration of Mexican culture with mariachi music, dancing and ethnic food, will begin at 6 p.m. at Founders Park, downtown. Admission is $3.
A dramatization of "Frankenstein" opens today and runs through Oct. 31 at the Gillioz Theater, 325 Park Central East. Tickets are $10.
A stage production of Mel Brooks' musical "The Producers" runs through Oct. 11 at the Landers Theater, 311 E. Walnut. Beth Domann directs. Tickets are $25. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. with a 2:30 p.m. matinee Sundays.
A touring production of "Mamma Mia!" runs through Sunday at the Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts. Shows are at 8 p.m., with 2 p.m. weekend matinees and 7 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $25 to $65.
"Evil Dead: The Musical" opens today at the Vandivort Center Theater at 305 E. Walnut, running through Oct. 31. Tickets are $12 to $25.
Drury University's production of "Hedda Gabler" by Ibsen runs for the final weekend in the Studio Theatre. Shows are at 8 p.m.
Oktoberfest is celebrated at the Ramada Oasis Convention Center on Saturday, beginning at noon. Tickets are $10.
On Sunday, pianist Linda Holzer will give a free recital at 3 p.m. in Ellis Hall at Missouri State University.
This week at the Outland Ballroom, 326 South Ave., performing Friday are First Teenager Ever, White Atlantic and the Beltnicks. On Saturday, Ilijah acoustic, Ewag 3 and Toyko Sauna play.
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 Cape Fair, the 5th annual Wooley Creek School Bluegrass Festival will be held at the school, on Wooley Creek Road, Friday through Sunday. Tickets are $10.
On Oct. 13, the Missouri State University Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony will perform a free concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Hammons Hall.
This week in northwest Ark.: At the Walton Arts Center, 495 Dickson in Fayettteville, Arthur Millers "Death of a Salesman" runs through Sunday . Shows are at 8 p.m. with 2 p.m. matinees on Sunday. Tickets start at $18.50. The University of Arkansas Symphonic Band performs at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 12. Tickets are $10. David Sedaris will give a show on Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $32.50.
This week at George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, playing Friday will be Big Uns, the Grown Ups, Corey Smith and Will Gunselman. On Saturday, Boom Kenetic, Scott McCurry and Groovement plays. On Oct. 12, Brandi Carlile with Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls perform at 7 p.m. Tickets are $21. On Oct. 13 the Josh Abbott Band plays. Shindig Shop Reunion is set for Oct. 14.
At GoodFolks, 229 N. Block St. in Fayetteville, Bob Bovee and Gail Heil perform at 8 p.m. on Friday. Tickets are $12.
On Saturday, the Ozarks Chorale will give a live concert at noon on Saturday in Basin Park in Eureka Springs.
The Friends of Eureka Springs Carnegie Library hold their fall book sale through Saturday in the library annex, 194 Spring Street.
This week in Joplin: Pro Musica opens its season today with a concert by the American Brass Quintet at 7 p.m. at Ozark Christian College, 1111 N. Main, in the chapel.
Missouri Southern State University will show the film "32 Short Films about Glenn Gould," about the mercurial Canadian classical pianist, at 7 p.m. on Webster Hall today.
The Spiva Center for the Arts at Third and Wall offers its quarterly "Art on Tap" event with live music, art and talk with the artists on Friday.
In Carthage, a Doggie Carnival is planned for Saturday at Carthage Municipal Park, starting at 10 a.m.
The Show-Me Harmony Chorus appears in concert at 7 p.m. on Saturday at Ozark Christian College. Tickets are $10.
Opening on Oct. 14 through Oct. 18 is "Faith County 2: An Evening of Culture" at the Joplin Little Theatre3009 W. 1st St.
This week at the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, Scott Ellison plays Friday and Saturday, Big Bad Bubba plays Saturday, Mister Lucky plays Oct. 14.
This week in Miami, Okla.: Reckless Kelly performs Friday at the Buffalo Run Casino.
Bennie Wheels leads a tribute concert to the music of Johnny Cash at the Coleman Theatre, 103 No. Main. Tickets are $20. The Shangri La Acrobats of China perform at 3 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $22.
This week in Tulsa: Tulsa Opera's production of Donizetti's "Lucia di Lammermoor" will be given at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 10 in the Chapman Music Hall in the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd St. downtown. Additional performances are on Oct. 16 and 18. Tickets are $22 to $98.
The Tulsa Youth Symphony performs the music of Copland, Dvorak, Vaughan Williams, Svendsen and de Falla at 3 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. on Sunday in the Liddy Doenges Theatre in the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. The concert is free.
On Oct. 12, a staged reading from Moisés Kaufman's "The Laramie Project----Ten Years Later" will be given at 8 p.m. in the John H. Williams Theatre in the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. Comedian David Sedaris performs in the Liddy Doenges Theatre.
At the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver, Creed performs at 7:30 p.m. on Friday with Staind at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $27 to $87. Joss Stone appears in concert at 9 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $50 and $75. Miley Cyrus performs with Metro Station at 7 p.m. on Oct. 12. Tickets are $42.25 to $82.25.
The Tulsa State Fair runs through Sunday. Shinedown performs on Saturday.
Skillet performs on Oct. 15 at the Spirit Bank Event Center, 105th and Memorial.
This week at Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, will be A Day to Remember on Oct. 13 and Brandi Carlile with Amy Ray on Oct. 14.
This week in Kansas City: ACDC performs today at the Sprint Center, 1100 Walnut.
On Friday, the Bodeans play at the VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino. Playing at the Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania Ave. are The American Life, AMIM. Seeking Surreal, Callahan and The Hit.
On Saturday, Creed performs with Staind at the Sprint Center.
On Oct. 12, Mastodon and Dethklock play at the Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway.
On Oct. 13, Kings of Leon perform at the Sprint Center. The musical "Spring Awakening" opens at the Music Hall, 301 W. 13th St., and runs to Oct. 18.
On Oct. 14, The Used perform at the Beaumont Club with The Almost and Drive A.
On Oct. 15, Relient K with Copeland and Barcelona play at the Beaumont Club.
The Kansas City Symphony performs "Dances of Galanta" by Kodaly, Dvorak's Cello Concerto with Alban Gerhardt as soloist, and Rachmaninoff's "Symphonyic Dances" at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at Lyric Hall, 11th and Central downtown.
This week in St. Louis: On Friday and Saturday will be the world premiere performances of Barbara Harbach's opera "O Pioneers," based on the Willa Cather novel, at 8 p.m. at the Touhill Performing Arts Center at the University of Missouri-St. Louis campus.
The Oktoberfest celebration in the Soulard district will be held Friday through Sunday.
The Upstream Theatre's production of "Helver's Night" runs through Sunday at the Kranzberg Arts Center's Black Box Theater.
The St. Louis Shakespeare Company's production of "Macbeth" runs through Sunday in the GRandel Theatre in Grand Center.
On Friday, Maxwell brings his Blacksummers' Night tour to the Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Ave. The Larry Ochs Sax and Drumming Core plays at the Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd.
On Sunday, the Amsterdam Cello Octet will perform at 3 p.m. at the Touhill Performing Arts Center on the University of Missouri campus. The satirical comedy troupe The Capital Steps performs at 7:30 p.m. at the Sheldon Concert Hall.
On Oct. 15, the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus opens a weekend-long run at the Scottrade Center.
A touring production of Andrew Lloyd Weber's "Phantom of the Opera" continues through Oct. 25 at the Fox Theater, 527 N. Grand.
This week at The Pageant, 6161 Delmar, They Might Be Giants and the Guggenheim Grotto play Friday. Comedian Dave Attell with Kelly Pryce appear on Saturday. On Oct. 13, Dethklok and Mastodon perform. Dinosaur Jr. with Lou Barlow and the Missing Men play Oct. 14. Ghostland Observatory takes the stage Oct. 15.
Stephen Sondheim's "Into the Woods" is offered at 8 p.m. Friday and 2 and 8 p.m. on Saturday at the Tower Grove Abbey. Tickets are $18 and $20.
The St. Louis Symphony will give a concert of Big Band music under director Victor Vanacore at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Powell Hall, Delmar and Grand. A concert of music by Mendelssohn, Fiala and Handel will be given at 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday under director Nicholas McGegan.