This week in Monett: Joe Levanti's Horseshoe Theater will present the Flint Hill Ramblers bluegrass and gospel band at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Monett City Hall Auditorium. Band members come from northeast Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas and have become local favorites. Admission is $5.
The Monett Festival of Lights opens at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 25 at Monett's South Park. Exhibits will be open for vehicle tours to 10 p.m. nightly through Dec. 27.
This week in Springfield: The Poor Thespians production of Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" runs Friday through Dec. 6 at the Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East. Tickets are $5.
The Festival of Lights opens Saturday and runs through Dec. 31 downtown.
Swan Repertory Theatre's production of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" runs Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. through Dec. 6 at the Vandivort Center Theater, 305 E. Walnut, fourth floor. Tickets are $18.
Missouri State University's theatre and dance department presents one act plays at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Craig Hall. Shows are free.
On Friday, the Missouri State University Chamber Singers, English faculty and students will read selections from "Moon City Review 2009" at Borders Bookstore, 3300 S. Glenstone.
The 2009 Native American Heritage Month Powwow will be held in McDonnell Arena from 1 to 5:30 p.m. and 6 top 9 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday. More than 20 Native American groups will be represented.
The Missouri State Symphony Orchestra and Choirs will present the Holiday Celebration Concert at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts.
On Nov. 23, mezzo Dr. Paula Patterson and pianist Dr. Peter Collins will present a recital of songs by Schubert, Schumann and Hugo Wolf based on poems by Goethe. The recital is at 7:30 p.m. on Ellis Hall.
The Drury University Jazz Band will give a concert at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 23 in Clara Thompson Hall.
Evangel University Chorus and Concert Choir gives a free concert of sacred music at 7:30 p.m. today in Barnett Recital Hall.
This week at the Outland Ballroom, 326 South Ave., will be the Benjamin Jackson Band on Saturday, Piece of My Art on Nov. 25, and the Detectives on Nov. 26.
Kickapoo High School at 3710 S. Jefferson presents Stephen Sondheim's "Into the Woods" at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $8. Glendale High School, 2727 S. Ingram Mill Road, presents "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7.
Running through Dec. 19 at the Stained Glass Theatre, 1996 W. Evangel in Ozark, is "The Christmas House" by Ron Boutwell. Shows are Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Ticket information is at 417-581-9192.
At the Rock House, 41 High St. in downtown Reeds Spring, Jeff and Vida perform at 8 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $10.
This week in northwest Ark.: A production of the children's classic "Peter and the Wolf," presented by Childsplay of Tempe, Ariz., will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Walton Arts Center, 495 Dickson. Tickets are $10.50 and $16.50.
At GoodFolk Productions, 229 N. Block St. in Fayetteville, Jack Williams and Ronny Cox perform at 8 p.m. on Nov. 20. Tickets are $17.
This week at George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, playing Friday are Steve Kimock, Crazy Engine with Melvin Seals, Steve Pryor. On Nov. 24, the Knowing Hand and Ancient Device perform.
The M and N Augustine Foundation presents the International Festival with foods from around the world. Dining starts at 6:30 p.m. at 1722 N. Starr Dr. Tickets are $15.
An evening of opera music will be presented the University of Arkansas Opera Theater at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday in Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall.
The 17th annual Lights of the Ozarks ceremony and parade will begin at 6:15 p.m. on Saturday in the Fayetteville square.
The 21st annual Fall Antiques Show and Sale will be Saturday and Sunday at the Eureka Springs Best Western Inn of the Ozarks. More than 75 vendors are expected.
This week in Joplin: The 20th annual WineFeast fundraiser for Ozarks Public Television will run from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Holiday Inn Convention Center. Tickets are $35.
At Missouri Southern State University, the Suzuki Academy will give recitals at 1:30 and 3 p.m. on Saturday in Corley Auditorium. The MSSU Jazz Combo Concert will be given at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 23 in Corley Auditorium.
At the Woodshed Emporium, 311 S. Main in the square in Carthage, playing Friday will be the Millers and No Apparent Reason at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5.
This week at the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, playing Friday and Saturday is Area 51 and Oreo Blue performs Saturday.
This week in Miami, Okla.: At the Buffalo Run Casino, Kevin Fowler performs Friday and Hinder plays Saturday.
At the Coleman Theatre, 103 N. Main, an introduction to the Smithsonian project "Journey Stories" will be presented on Nov. 24. Information is at 918-540-2425.
This week in Tulsa, Okla.: The Tulsa Symphony Orchestra with guest conductor Ron Spigelman from the Springfield Symphony will play American music: Ellington's "Suite from Black, Brown and Beige," Richard Rodgers' "Slaughter on Tenth Avenue" and Gershwin's "Catfish Row Suite," plus songs from the Great American Songbook with vocalist Andrea Baker. The concert is 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd St. Tickets are $10 to $65.
Arthur Miller's play "The Crucible" runs is offered at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the Liddy Doenges Theatre in the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $15.
"The Shape of Things," a modern retelling of the fall of man by Neil LaBute, has performances at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the Charles Norman Theatre at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center.
The 15-member chamber ensemble I Musici de Montreal plays at 3 p.m. Sunday in the John H. Williams Theatre in the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. Music includes string serenades by Elgar and Dvorak, a Mozart divertimento and Chopin's variations on the Mozart tune. Tickets are $25.
Mannheim Steamroller's annual Christmas tour stops in Tulsa for shows at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 24 and 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 25 in the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $25 to $75.
At the Mabee Center, 7777 S. Lewis Ave., the Oral Roberts University dance group Indwelling will perform at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. the Gaither Vocal Band performs at 6 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $35.50 and $45.50.
John Conlee performs Saturday at the Will Rogers Downs Cherokee Casino, 20900 S. 4200 Road in Claremore.
This week at Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, will be Social Genosyde, Starbox, the Dancing Bear, Colin and Scott band, Joy Kasper, the Fiascos, Milos Fare and more play Friday. The Misfits perform Nov. 24 with Aviym, the Decomposed, Sixes and Choke n Throttle. On Nov. 25 the All-American Rejects, Taking Back Sunday and Anberlin play.
This week in Kansas City: On Friday, Five for Fighting performs at the Midland Theater, 1228 Main. Tommy Lee Floyd of Banshee plays at the VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino. All Time Low, We The Kings, Hey Monday and the Friday Night Boys play at the Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania Ave.
On Saturday, Jim Brickman is at the Midland Theater. Tech N9ne plays a the Event Center in Independence. Black Ribbon Sky and 9 Volt Junkie play at the Beaumont Club. Roger Rees brings his one-man Shakespeare show to the Folly Theater, 12th and Central, at 8 p.m.
On Sunday, Hatebreed, Cannibal Corpse, Unearth, Born of Osiris and Hate Eternal are at the Beaumont Club. Seasons of Pain is at the VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino. Metal Union Productions plays at the VooDoo Lounge.
On Nov. 25, the Windborne Symphony plays the music of Led Zeppelin at the Midland Theater.
On Nov. 26, the Schwag plays at the Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway. Marques Houston is at the Beaumont Club.
The Kansas City Symphony Orchestra performs a new piano concerto by Avner Dorman with pianist Alon Goldstein, Bart--k's "Hungarian Sketches" and Sibelius's Symphony #2. Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Lyric Theater, 1029 Central and 2 p.m. Sunday at Yardley Hall on the Johnson County Community College campus in Overland Park.
At the Music Hall, 301 W. 13th St., "Wicked" runs through Dec. 6. Shows are at 7 p.m. weekdays, 8 p.m. weekends and 2 p.m. matinees on Saturday and Sunday.
Running through Dec. 6 is William Saroyan's "Time of Your Life" at the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, 3614 Main. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $25.
The Kansas City Repertory Theater's production of "A Christmas Story: The Musical" runs through Dec. 27 at the Spencer Theater, 4949 Cherry on the University of Missouri campus.
"Little House on the Prairie" with period music is running through Dec. 29 at the Coterie Theatre in Crown Center at Grand and Pershing Road. Shows are at 10 a.m. and noon weekdays, and 7 p.m. on Nov. 13. Several performances are sold out. Tickets can be ordered by calling 816-474-6552.
A live radio play of "It's a Wonderful Life" is running through Dec. 27 at the American Heartland Theatre, 2450 Grand Blvd. in Crown Center. Tickets can be ordered by calling 816-842-9999.
This week in Columbia: A new play, "The Dixie Swim Club," tells of the annual reunion of five women for a weekend, presented at the Warehouse Theatre, 100 Willis Ave. at Stephens College. Performances are Friday and Saturday.
This week in St. Louis: On Friday, Christmas lights will be turned on at 4:30 p.m. downtown. The Vienna Boys Choir performs at 8 p.m. at the St. Louis Cathedral. Tickets are $22 to $42. Roger Rees's one-man Shakespeare show is at the Edison Theater at Washington University at 8 p.m. Banjo player Allison Brown and multi-instrumentalist Joe Craven perform at the Sheldon Concert Hall Center, 3648 Washington Blvd. Tickets are $30 and $38. The Ambassadors of Swing play at a ballroom dance for Toys for Tots at the Casa Loma Ballroom, 3354 Iowa Ave.
On Saturday, Hans Krasa's fairytale opera "Brundibar" is presented at 10 a.m. at the Touhill Performing Arts Center. At 8 p.m., George Jones plays at the Touhill. The 18th annual Leather and Lace Biker's Ball is at the Casa Loma Ballroom. Circus Harmony, St. Louis's only circus school, presents its full show "Fermata" at the City Museum, 701 N. 15th St., at 2 p.m.
The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra plays Mendelssohn's Symphony #1 and Piano Concerto #1 and with soloist Steven Hough, Haydn's Symphony #59 and a concerto by Handel at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at Powell Hall, Grand and Delmar.
The musical "In The Heights" runs through Nov. 22 at the Fox Theater, 527 N. Grand. "Little House on the Prairie: The Musical" with Melissa Gilbert runs Nov. 24 to 29.
Edward Albee's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" runs through Sunday at the Muddy Waters Theatre at the Kranzberg Arts Center, Grand and Olive. Shows are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25.
This week at The Pageant, 6161 Delmar, LMFAO, Shwayze, Far East Movement, Paradiso Girls and Space Cowboy play Friday; All Time Low, We the Kings, Hey Monday and the Friday Night Boys play Saturday; Jake's Leg performs Nov. 25.