This week in Monett: Joe Levanti's Horseshoe Theater will present the Piney River Gang playing bluegrass at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Monett City Hall Auditorium. Banjo Phil Greer from Cassville will also play. Admission is $5.
|The Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce will present its 17th annual entertainment extravaganza "The Show" at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22 and Saturday, Oct. 24, in the Cassville Middle School gymnasium, with a final performance at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 25. The chamber will also hold its annual Fall Festival and Chili Cook-Off on Saturday at the downtown square. Festival attendees will have an opportunity to visit over 120 different booths during this year's Chili Cook-Off. Booths will be located on the square and on West Street between the Cassville First Baptist Church and Farm Bureau.||The cook-off has attracted 28 entries. Salsa and chili cook-off judging will be held in the Barry County Courthouse at noon.|
This week in Springfield: Bob Dylan and his band perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Shrine Mosque, 604 E. St. Louis.
"Evil Dead: The Musical" runs through Oct. 31 at the Vandivort Center Theater at 305 E. Walnut, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20.
The Poor Thespians production "Frankenstein" runs through Oct. 31 at the Gillioz Theater, 325 Park Central East. Tickets are $10.
Running through Sunday is Ryan Cunningham and Joshua Salzman's musical "I Love You Because," a contemporary take-off on Jane Austin's "Pride and Prejudice," in Coger Theater at Missouri State University. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. plus weekend matinees. Tickets are $20.
The farewell tour of Michael Flatley's "Lord of the Dance" comes to the Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 27.
The 24th annual Fall Fun Fest and Hayride will be held Saturday evening at Doling Park, 301 E. Talmage.
The Springfield Regional Arts Council's Free Art Day at the Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman, begins at 10 a.m.
Disney's "Alice in Wonderland" opens today at the Lander's Theater, 311 E. Walnut. Shows run through Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturday with a 2:30 p.m. matinee on Sunday. Tickets are $11.
The 19-member Classical Thai Music and Dance Ensemble performs at 8 p.m. on Oct. 26 at the Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East, at 7 p.m.
Evangel University presents "The Festival of Faith: A Celebration of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs at 6 p.m. on Sunday in the Chapel Auditorium. The 500-voice festival choir composed of choirs from universities and churches around the Springfield area will perform with Evangel University Brass Ensemble. The event is free.
Two events are set for Saturday and Sunday at the E-Plex at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds. The Ozarks Coin Club Coin Show and the RK Gun Show open both days at 9 a.m.
The winter tour of the Wilson's Creek National Battlefield near Republic is slated for Sunday, beginning at 8 a.m.
A concert of traditional music from China will be at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 28 at the Hammons Hall.
This week at the Outland Ballroom, 326 South Ave., performing Saturday are the New Monster Collective, Romantic Disaster, Pheonix, Troy and Plastic Image. On Oct. 29, Texas Hippie Coalition plays.
The Drury University Jazz Ensemble and Combo II performs at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 27 at Clara Thompson Hall on the Drury campus.
Friday and Saturday are the final performances of "Songs in the Night," the story of hymn writer Fanny Crosby, in a play by Joseph Ransom, at the Stained Glass Theater, 1996 W. Evangel in Ozark. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be ordered by calling (417) 581-9192.
In Branson, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band performs at 8 p.m. at the Mansion Theatre at 8 p.m. on Friday.
This week in northwest Ark.: At the Walton Arts Center, 495 Dickson in Fayetteville, the farewell tour of "Riverdance" runs through Sunday. Shows are at 8 p.m. with matinees at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $35.50 to $52.50. The classical singing men's ensemble Chanticleer performs at 7 p.m. on Oct. 27. Tickets start at $20.50.
This week at George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, playing Friday will be Earl and Them and the Odds; Mountain Sprout on Saturday; Pope County Bootleggers on Sunday; and the 82nd anniversary party with the Randy Rogers Band, Zach Walther and Matt Stell on Oct. 29.
The University of Arkansas Ceramic Cow theatrical troupe presents the stage show of Atlanta radio station KRAP attempting to do a live radio production of "Dracula" in the middle of a city-wide transportation strike. Shows are at 8 p.m. Saturday and Oct. 29 in the University Ballroom, 644 W. Dickson Street. Tickets are $12.
At Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main in Springdale, "Smoke on the Mountain: Homecoming" runs Friday through Sunday and again next weekend. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. with a 3 p.m. matinee on Sunday. Tickets are $20, available by calling 479-751-5441.
Bronctober-Fest and Rodeo will be held at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the Benton County Fairgrounds in Bentonville. Admission is $10.
At the Auditorium in downtown Eureka Springs, the Maybelles with soloist Darlene performs Saturday at 8 p.m.
The Oktoberfest Remote Control Fly Run rally for remote controlled planes will be held all weekend by the Dawn Patrol Squadron at Hammer RC Field.
A concert of Native American music will be given by John Two-Hawks and Brother Seamus on Saturday at Sr. Elizabeth's Hall in Eureka Springs. Information is at 888-790-9091.
Fans of the ballroom dancing scene may enjoy the seventh annual Mad Hatter's Ball on Friday at the Crescent Hotel and Spa in Eureka Springs and the Starlight Charity Ball on Saturday at the Springdale Holiday Inn Convention Center.
This week in Joplin: The All District Honors Choir Concert for area high schools will be held Saturday evening in Taylor Performing Arts Center on the Missouri State University campus. Rehearsals run through the day.
The Spiva Center for the Arts, Third and Wall, is offering a Fundamentals of Art for Kids program Saturday at 10 a.m. Cost is $15. Different projects and mediums will be explored.
On Sunday, Bob and Backwoods Kuzins perform bluegrass at Landreth Park Amphitheater at 6 p.m.
A Halloween costume contest will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Precious Moments visitor's center near Carthage.
Missouri Southern music faculty member Dr. Cheryl Cifelli will give a clarinet recital at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 28 in Webster Hall at the university.
This is the final weekend for the Stones Throw Theater production of the musical "Godspell," running through Sunday at 796 S. Stone Lane. Tickets are $22 and can be ordered by calling 417-358-9665. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m.
In Neosho, final performances of Crowder College Theatre Department's production of "BFF," a play by Anna Ziegler, run through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the Plaster Center Auditorium. Tickets are $6.
Performing this week at the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, will be Oreo Blue on Friday and Saturday, the Wes Hart Band on Saturday and the Rich McCready Band on Oct. 28.
This week in Miami, Okla.: Jack Ingram performs Friday at the Buffalo Run Casino.
Renowned organist Fran Ettling plays the Coleman Theater organ and piano at 7:30 p.m. Friday at 103 Main downtown. Tickets are $12. The Black Velvet Showcase four-states beauty contest will be at the theater at 7 p.m. Saturday. At 2:30 p.m. on Sunday will be the Miami Homecoming Southern Gospel Concert. At 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 29 the classic 1936 film "Bride of Frankenstein" will be shown.
This week in Tulsa, Okla.: The Tulsa Symphony plays Respighi's "Ancient Airs and Dances," Marcello's Oboe Concerto and Mendelssohn's Symphony #4 at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. Second St. downtown.
"Sideshow," a musical by "Dreamgirls" composer Henry Krieger, opens tomorrow for a two- weekend run in the John H. Williams Theatre at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. Nominated for four Tonys, "Sideshow" is based on the true story of two conjoined twins who leave the circus for a life on the Vaudeville circuit. Shows are at 8 p.m. with a 2 p.m. matinees Sunday. Tickets are $30.
"Boy Gets Girl," a drama by Rebecca Gilman, opens Oct. 28 for a weekend run in the Liddy Doenges Theatre in the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $25.
The Tulsa Ballet's lavish production of "Dracula," with music of Liszt played live by the Tulsa Symphony, runs Oct. 29 to Nov. 1 in the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $20 to $55.
Bob Dylan and his band perform at 8 p.m. on Oct. 24 at the Brady Theater, 105 W. Brady St. Also on Saturday, the OK Video Game Exhibition runs 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Spirit Bank Events Center, 105th and Memorial.
On Oct. 27, the T-Town Wheelers Hot Wheels Show runs 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Tulsa Fairgrounds Trade Center building.
The Route 66 Fall Fest in Claremore will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Nut House, 26677 S. Highway 66.
Shawn Barker's one-man musical tribute to Johnny Cash will be at the Mabee Center, 777 S. Louis Avenue at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 27.
This week at Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, will be Mute Math and As Tall As Lions on Saturday; Drive-By Truckers with James McMurtry and Taddy Porter on Sunday; O.A.R. with Elmwood on Oct. 27; Cross Canadian Ragweed with Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights on Oct. 28; and Brand New, Thrice, the Builders and the Butchers on Oct. 29.
This week in Kansas City: On Friday, Fire and Ice plays at the VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino.
On Saturday, the Freakers Ball with Killswitch, Engage, Five Finger Death Punch, All That Remains, Shadows Fall and 2Cents will be at the Midland Theater, 1228 Main. Moonspell plays at the Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania.
On Sunday, the Pogues perform with the Detroit Cobras at the Midland Theater. The Greg Camp Memorial Concert, featuring Brewer and Shipley, the Nace Brothers, the Jolly Brothers, Tom Hall and Rick Yord and Camp Harlow will be at the Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway.
On Oct. 26, Bruce Springsteen performs at the Sprint Center, 1100 Walnut. Dinosaur Jr. is at the Beaumont Club.
On Oct. 27, Celtic Thunder performs at 8 p.m. at the Midland Theater. Forever the Sickest Kids play at the Beaumont Club. News broadcaster Brit Hume will speak at 8 p.m. at the Folly Theater.
On Oct. 29, Rob Thomas performs with OneRepublic and Carolina Liar at 8 p.m. at the Midland Theater.
"Menopause: The Musical" has performances at 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Music Hall, 13th and Central.
The Alvin Ailey II dance company performs at 7 p.m. Friday and 8 p.m. on Saturday at the Folly Theater, 12th and Central. Tickets are $25.
A dramatization of the life of baseball player Jackie Robinson will be offered at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 29 at the Folly Theater.
The Kansas City Symphony plays the Brandenburg Concerto #3 by J.S. Bach, the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with soloist Kanako Ito, and the "Lord Nelson Mass" of Haydn at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Lyric Theater, 11th and Central, and 2 p.m. Sunday at Yardley Hall on the Johnson County Community College campus in Overland Park.
The Kansas City Repertory Theatre's production of "Palamino" runs through Nov. 15 at the Copaken Stage, 13th and Walnut. Shows are at 7 p.m. weekdays, 8 p.m. weekends and 2 p.m. weekend matinees. Tickets are available from 888-502-2700.
Running through Oct. 31 is "Maul of the Dead," a world premiere play of zombies attacking at the shopping mall. Tickets are $12. Performances are at the Coterie Theatre in Crown Center, Grand and Pershing Road.
The American Heartland Theatre's thriller play "I'll Be Back Before Midnight" runs through Oct. 25 at 2459 Grand Blvd. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. weeknights, 8 p.m. weekends and weekend matinees.
This week in Columbia: At in Jesse Hall on the University of Missouri campus, the dance troupe Bowfire performs on Saturday. On Oct. 28, the theatrical adaptation of the 1998 film "The Wedding Singer" will be presented by the Prather Entertainment Group from Florida.
This week in St. Louis: The musical "Ragtime" runs through Nov. 1 at the Washington University Edison Theatre. Shows are Friday through Sunday with weekend matinees.
The St. Louis Symphony offers a concert with Michael Tippett's "A Child of Our Time," "The Unanswered Question" by Ives, "Adagio for Strings" by Barber and the world premiere of "Freedom's Plow" by Rollo Dilworth at 8 p.m. Friday in Powell Hall, Grand and Delmar.
On Friday, the Tenebrae English Chamber Choir performs at 8 p.m. at St. Louis Cathedral. Tickets are $17 to $37. Chad and Jeremy perform at the Sheldon Concert Hall on Washington Avenue, south of Grand. Tickets are $35 and $40.
On Sunday, Bruce Springsteen performs at the Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Ave. Tickets are $29 to $89.
On Oct. 28, Miley Cyrus will be at the Scottrade Center.
Opening Oct. 28 through Nov. 15 is the St. Louis Repertory Theater's production of the medical drama "Secret Order" at the Loretto-Hilton Center in Webster Groves.
Continuing through Jan. 3 at the Contemporary Art Museum in Grand Center is a playful show of art in the dark entitled "For the blind man in the dark room looking for the black cat that isn't there Exhibit."
"Unbeatable," a new musical about surviving breast cancer, runs through Nov. 22 at the Playhouse in Westport.
Stephen Adly Gurgis's play "The Last Days of Judas Iscariot," where Judas has his day in court before Mother Teresa, St. Matthew, Jesus, Satan, Pontius Pilate, Simon Peter and Sigmund Freud, runs Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the Touhill Performing Arts Center on the University of Missouri-St. Louis campus.
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, playing Friday is Mutemath and As Tall As Lions. On Saturday Relient, Lights and Barcelona play. Joe Bonamassa plays on Sunday.