The week in Monett: Joe Levanti's Horseshoe Theater has the Missouri Mountain Gang performing bluegrass at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Monett City Hall Auditorium. Performers include Larry Mayfield on mandolin and fiddle, Danny Bradley on banjo, Marty Baty on guitar and Mary Mayfield on bass fiddle. Admission is $5.
This week in Springfield: "Changing Shades: A Fall Dance Concert" will be offered Friday through Sunday in Coger Theatre on the Missouri State University campus. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. plus 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. Original dance movements by students will illustrate constant changes in life.
On Saturday, a free children's organ concert and demonstration will be given by Dr. Jeremy Chesman at Ellis Hall on the Missouri State University campus at 10:30 a.m. The MSU Concert Chorale will perform at 7 p.m. on Nov. 1 at the National Avenue Christian Church, 1515 S. National.
The Miss Missouri USA and Miss Missouri Teen USA pageant will be held at 7 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday at the Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts.
The Missouri State University Symphony Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 3 at the Hammons Hall. The Lafayette High School String Orchestra from St. Louis will also participate.
"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.
Disney's "Alice in Wonderland" runs through Nov. 1 at the Lander's Theater, 311 E. Walnut. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturday with a 2:30 p.m. matinee on Sunday. Tickets are $11.
Evangel University's theatre department presents "Once Upon A Mattress" through Saturday with shows at 7:30 p.m.
Activities on Sunday at the Discovery Center, 438 E. St. Louis, focus on the Latin culture's Dia De los Muertos ("Day of the Dead") celebration, focusing on the gathering of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. The event runs 1 to 5 p.m.
Comedian Tim Bedore appears at 7 p.m. at the Gillioz Theater, 325 Park Central, on Nov. 5.
In Branson the Christmas season has started. As of this week, the Dixie Stampede has started its Christmas show, running through Dec. 31. The Indian Point resort area on Table Rock Lake near Silver Dollar City opens its Enchanted Forest Christmas lighting display on Nov. 1.
This week in northwest Ark.: At the Walton Arts Center, 495 Dickson, Edward Simon's Afinidad combines classical, jazz and South American music in a concert on Friday. Performances are at 8 and 10 p.m. Pianist George Winston appears in a concert of original material at 2 p.m. on Nov. 1.
This week at George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, playing Friday for the club's 82nd anniversary party will be Full House, The Nace Brothers, Oreo Blue, The Poggs and Where's Lawrence. On Saturday, Col. Bruce Hampton and the Quark Alliance, Punkinhead and Mountain of Venus play. Tim Reynolds TR3 performs Nov. 1. Saving Abel, Red, Pop Evil and Taddy Porter play Nov. 2. The Ryan Montbleau Band plays Nov. 4.
At GoodFolk Productions, 229 N. Block in Fayetteville, Bill and Michael Hearne play at 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $15.
At Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main in Springdale, "Smoke on the Mountain: Homecoming" runs Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20, available by calling 479-751-5441.
Final performances of the University of Arkansas Ceramic Cow theatrical troupe Halloween show will be at 8 p.m. Friday in the University Ballroom, 644 W. Dickson Street. Tickets are $12. The stage show tells of an Atlanta radio station KRAP attempting to do a live radio production of "Dracula" in the middle of a city-wide transportation strike.
The 25th annual Goblin Parade will run from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Friday in downtown Rogers.
Howl-O-Ween, a celebration for pets, will be from 1 to 4 p.m. at Murphy Dog Park, First and Nursery Roads, in Rogers.
The United States Army Field Band and Soldier's Chorus performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Auditorium in downtown Eureka Springs.
On Friday and Saturday, costumed guided historical tours at the Eureka Springs Municipal Cemetery, on Highway 62 east, will be offered. Information is at 479-253-9417.
Fall Diversity Weekend runs Friday through Sunday in Eureka Springs.
The 62nd annual Ozark Folk Festival opens with the queen contest on Nov. 5 and runs concerts through Nov. 8.
This week in Joplin: Opening today for a two weekend run is "Love Is In The Air," a comedy set at a radio station in 1946, at the Stained Glass Theatre, 1318 W. 27th St. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. with a 2:30 p.m. matinee on Sunday. Tickets are $8, available by calling 417-624-1982.
This is the final weekend for the "Bob Tommey" and "Beyond the 12x12" shows at the Spiva Center, Third and Wall. The classic 1920 film "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" will be shown at 7:30 p.m. on Friday. Admission is a $5 donation.
The President's second annual Gala Concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Taylor Performing Arts Center at the Missouri Southern State University campus. Several vocal and instrumental ensembles will be featured with a vaudeville twist. Tickets are $10.
In Neosho, a musical tribute to Albert E. Brumley will be held at 7 p.m. Friday in the Civic Auditorium, downtown. Performing will be 9th Hour, Duke Mason and his band, Canaan Bound, the Missourians, Signature Quartet, the McCunes, the Chuck Wagon Gang and Willamae Dudd. Tickets are $15 and $18.
In Carthage, Friday is the final day for the MLF Quilt Show at the Powers Museum, 1617 W. Oak. The museum will be closed November and December.
Performing this week at the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, will be the Dropouts on Friday and Saturday, Solid Gold on Saturday, and Centrefire on Nov. 4.
This week in Miami, Okla: At the Buffalo Run Casino, Cross Canadian Ragweed plays today and Jackson Taylor performs Friday.
At the Coleman Theater, the classic 1936 film "Bride of Frankenstein" will be shown at 7:30 p.m. on Friday. "Frankenstein" will be shown at 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Miami Little Theatre will open a weekend run of the play "The Miracle Worker" at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 5. Tickets are $13.
This Week In Tulsa, Okla.: 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.
"Boy Gets Girl," a drama by Rebecca Gilman, runs through Saturday in the Liddy Doenges Theatre in the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $25.
The "So You Think You Can Dance Tour 2" will be at the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver, at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $30.50
Comedian Carlos Mencia is at the Osage Casino, 951 W. 36th Street N., at 7 p.m. today.
This week at Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, will be the David Crowder Band with Seabird and Danyew on Friday. On Saturday is the 35th annual Freaker's Ball with Pitbulls on Crack, Billy Joe Winghead, Tony Romanello and the Black Jackets, Bag Eyes, Bait, Dante and the Hawks, Ziff, the Portrayl, Bozack, Little Joe McLerran, That's What The Thunder Said, the Decomposed, Cinder Block Vandals, Drive By Sonata, City of Tulsa Pipes and Drums, Bad Things, William Joseph Band, Mariachi Tulsa, Acoustic Ross, Tall Tales and HipHopotamus. On Nov. 1 the K.O.D. hip-hop tour arrives featuring Krizz Kaliko, Kutt Calhoun, Big Scoob, Slaughter House, Stevie Stone, Glasses Malone, Trip C and Cazualty. Gallows appears Nov. 3. The Meat Puppets with Wighead and the Portrayal play on Nov. 5.
A Prick or Ink Tattoo Convention will be held Friday through Sunday at the Spirit Bank Events Center, 105th and Memorial. Providing live music will be Rev. Horton Heat, Devil Doll and Ju Ju Beans on Friday, the Toadies with the Lions and Descender on Saturday, plus Framing Hanley, Janus, Transmit Now and Thrown on Sunday. A day pass is $25 and a three-day pass is $50.
At the Mabee Center on Louis Street, next to Oral Roberts University, the Newsboys perform at 7 p.m. on Nov. 5 with guests Seventh Day Slumber and Bread of Stone.
This week in Kansas City: On Friday, Saving Abel performs at the Midland Theater, 1228 Main. Next, Troop and H-Town play at the Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway. Cherry Bomb is at the VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino. Nightmare on Penn St. with Brian Flinn is at the Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania Ave. Soprano Deborah Voigt is at the Folly Theater, 12th and Central, at 8 p.m.
On Saturday, Party Monster 4 is at the VooDoo Lounge. Edward Simon and Gretchen Parlato perform at the Folly Theater.
On Sunday, Eve of the Dead plays at the VooDoo Lounge. Wearhaus Al Dia De Los Muertos Fiesta is at the Beaumont Club. The "So You Think You Can Dance" tour is at the Sprint Center, 1100 Walnut.
On Nov. 4, Paramore is at the Uptown Theater.
On Nov. 5, Linda Ronstadt is at the Midland Theater, 1229 Main. "Curious George Live" is at the Sprint Center.
At the Music Hall, 301 W. 13th St., "The Clean Up Woman" has performances at 8 p.m. Friday and 3 and 8 p.m. on Saturday.
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.
This week in St. Louis: On Friday, mustache fans will gather for Stache Bash 2009 at 7:30 p.m. at the Roberts Orpheum, 416 N. 9th St. Cost is $29. John Oates will be a special guest. Gentleman Jack's Art Beats will be at 7 p.m. at the Hilton at the Ballpark.
On Saturday, Kelly Clarkson performs at 8 p.m. at the Family Arena in St. Charles. Rob Thomas performs at the Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand. The "So You Think You Can Dance" tour is at the Chaifetz Arena at St. Louis University.
On Sunday, Robin Williams performs at the Fox Theatre. The Cypress String Quartet plays at 3 p.m. at the Touhill Performing Arts Center at the University of Missouri-St. Louis campus. The Boston Camerata plays at 2:30 p.m. at the St. Louis Cathedral.
On Nov. 3, Celtic Thunder plays at the Fox Theatre.
On Friday and Saturday, the St. Louis Symphony performs at Powell Hall at 8 p.m. Bartok's "Mysterious Mandarin Suite" as well as works by Stravinsky, Tan Dun and Bright Sheng are featured. The Thailand Dance Troupe performs at 8 p.m. both nights at the Touhill Center.
This week at the Pageant, 6161 Delmar, playing Friday will be Our Lady Peace, Company of Thieves and Autoven. Queensryche and Lita Ford perform Saturday.