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Christmas events, concerts, plays out there for entertainment this week

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The Vague, a popular teen band from Joplin, played Saturday night at The Den in Monett. Band members, front row from left, are: drummer Jeremiah Marcum, Jordan Marcum, Chris Owens, Patrick Glahn. Back row: Grace Marcum and Joy Marcum. The Vague played before another band, Overflow. The Vague will be back on Dec. 11 along with Consumed by Fire, High School Only and Mattlock London. [Times Photo by Murray Bishoff]

This week in Monett: Joe Levanti's Horseshoe Theater will host Alan Young and friends in concert at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Monett City Hall Auditorium. This week's show will include a drawing for a dozen prizes for concert goers with 20 punches on their cards. This will be the last Horseshoe show until March.

This week in Springfield: The Missouri State University Pride Bands will present a jazz concert at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts.

A theatre and dance workshop for high school students will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 2 in Craig Hall at Missouri State University. Cost is $7.

The 44th annual Elizabethan Christmas Dinner at Missouri State University will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 2 to 5 in the Plaster Student Union. Tickets are $30.

Shakespeare's "Macbeth" will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 3 to 6 in Coger Theatre on the Missouri State University campus. Tickets can be ordered by calling 888-476-7849.

The Ozark Whittlers and Woodcarvers will demonstrate turning wood into treasurers from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center, 4800 S. Chrisman Ave.

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.

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.

Springfield Little Theatre's production of "Babes in Toyland," based on the Victor Herbert operetta, opens on Dec. 3 for a two weekend run at the Landers Theater, 311 E. Walnut. Tickets are $11. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. with 2:30 p.m. weekend matinees.

The Drury University Wind Symphony will perform at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2 at Clara Thompson Hall.

Drury University offers a Big Band Salute at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3 in the Findlay Student Center Ballroom.

Running through Dec. 19 at the Stained Glass Theatre, 1996 W. Evangel in Ozark, is "The Christmas House" by Ron Boutwell. Shows this week are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Dec. 3. Ticket information is at 417-581-9192.

This week at the Outland Ballroom, 326 South Ave., will be the Hundred Hand String Band and Salad Bar on Saturday.

This week in northwest Ark.: The Aspen Santa Fe Ballet's touring production of Tchaikovsky's ballet "The Nutcracker" will be given at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. Tickets are $28.50 to $38.50.

This week at George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, the FOS Project plays on Friday, the Sarah Hughes Band plays Saturday; Hinder performs at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, EOTO performs Dec. 1, Rehab plays Dec. 2.

The fifth annual Arts Eureka Art Show will be held Saturday and Sunday at Inn of the Ozarks. More than 50 artists are expected. Information is available at 479 253-5826.

The women of St. James Episcopal Church will hold the 43rd annual Silver Tea will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 3 in the Crystal Dining Room of the Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs. The event benefits the Good Shepherd Human Society. Tables will be set with heirloom silver. Musician Carroll Heath will perform.

This week in Joplin: The city Christmas tree will be unveiled at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 30 followed by caroling at Spiva Park.

On Dec. 1, Missouri Southern State University kicks off the Christmas season with an evening that includes horse drawn carriages around the campus at 5:30 p.m., caroling by the MSSU Concert Chorale, and a "swingin' holiday show" by the Southern Jazz Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1 in Corley Auditorium.

At Joplin Memorial Hall, "An Evening of Christmas" variety show by children's choirs, soloists and dance groups will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 2. Admission is $5.

In Carthage, lighting of the Christmas lights at Precious Moments Inspiration Park will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 1. Lights will remain on through Dec. 31.

At the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, the Beer and Chicken Band plays both Friday and Saturday.

This week in Miami, Okla.: At the Buffalo Run Casino, Western Justice will play Friday. Miranda Lambert is coming Dec. 5.

This week in Tulsa, Okla.: Soprano Kathleen Battle will give a recital of Christmas music at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 1 at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd St. downtown. Tickets are $20 to $75.

David Sedaris's "The Santaland Diaries" will run for two weekends, opening on Dec. 3 at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $30.

"Curious George Live" runs at 7 p.m. on Dec. 3 through Dec. 6 at the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver downtown. Tickets are $13 to $27.

This will be the final week for the Tulsa Bead Renaissance Show, concluding Nov. 30 at Expo Square, 4145 E. 21st St.

The Extreme Fighting League has bouts at 8 p.m. Nov. 27 at the Spirit Bank Events Center, 105th and Memorial.

This week at Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, will be Jason Boland and the Stragglers on Friday; Rev. Theory, Sweatin' Bullets, Chuck Colley, Drive-By Sonata, Pedal Point, Signum AD and Stone Cold Sober on Saturday for the fifth annual Cancer Sucks! concert;Hammer Down, Of Minds, Carnegie, OtherWise Isadore, Money Bones, Sam Cox, Madewell and more on Sunday.

The metal band Destruction of a Rose plays at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 30 at the Mustard Tree, 322 J.M. Davis Blvd. in Claremore.

This week in Pittsburg, Kan.: At Pittsburg State University, two student recitals are scheduled: Luis Reyes, piano, at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1, and Cooper Neil, trombone, at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 2. The PSU Jazz Ensemble will appear in concert at 7 p.m. on Dec. 3 at Memorial Hall, Fifth and Pine.

This week in Nevada: The Cottey College Pops Choir and Chamber Singers will present a concert of Christmas music at 8 p.m. on Dec. 3 in the college recital hall.

This week in Kansas City: On Friday, Big Smith plays at the Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania. Black Friday Black Knights with Switch and Lenny Williams are at the Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway.

On Saturday, 15 bands play a club wars stand at the Beaumont Club. The Kansas City Symphony with the Kansas City Symphony Chorus will perform Handel's "Messiah" at Community of Christ Auditorium, 1001 W. Walnut in Independence, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 to $35.

On Sunday, the Cranberries play at the Midland Theater, 1228 Main.

The Swell Season with Rachael Yamagata play Nov. 30 at the Uptown Theater.

On Dec. 3, Spoon, the Bravery and Metric play at the Midland Theater. Trivium performs at the Beaumont Club.

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: Running through Sunday at the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts, 203 S. 9th St., is the Beaux Arts Bazaar. More than 50 local and regional artists and crafters will have exhibit space.

A traveling production of the Broadway musical "Avenue Q" will be given on Dec. 1 at Jesse Hall on the University of Missouri campus. Tickets are $25 to $35.

On Dec. 2 Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Big Band Swing Party will be given at Jesse Hall. Tickets are $18 to $24.

This week in St. Louis: On Friday and Saturday, the Missouri state high school football championship games are being held in the Edward Jones Dome. Cassville plays Bowling Green at 3:15 p.m. on Saturday.

The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra will play at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Powell Hall, Grand and Delmar. Music includes Dvorak's Symphony #9, Samuel Barber's Second Essay for Orchestra and excerpts from the ballet "Romeo and Juliet" by Prokofiev. At 3 p.m. on Sunday the orchestra will give a family concert including music from "The Nutcracker" by Tchaikovsky and "The Firebird" by Stravinsky.

On Saturday, a tribute concert to Sammy Hagar will be given at 7 p.m. at the Family Arena in St. Charles. Tickets are $10. Two swing bands, Miss Julie and the Humdingers and Los Carnales play at the Casa Loma Ballroom, 3354 Iowa Ave. Admission is $10 with dancing from 7:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

At the Touhill Performing Arts Center on the University of Missouri-St. Louis campus, the University Jazz Ensemble and Vocal Point perform a holiday jazz concert at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 30. On Dec. 2 the Symphonic Band will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m.

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis presents a stage version of "A Christmas Story," running Dec. 2 to 27 at the Loretto-Hilton Center on the Webster University campus in Webster Groves.

The Christmas story will be told with an all-black cast and traditional carols will be sung in gospel style in a production of Langston Hughes' "Black Nativity," presented Dec. 2 to 26 at the Grandel Theatre, Grand and Grandel Place by Powell Hall.

At the Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand, "Little House on the Prairie: The Musical" with Melissa Gilbert runs through Sunday. The Joffrey Ballet's production of Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" will run Dec. 3 to 6 Shows are at 7:30 p.m. with weekend matinees.

This week at The Pageant, 6161 Delmar, Cavo with Brookroyal, Autovein and Shram perform Friday. On Saturday is a Stevie Ray Vaughan Tribute featuring the Steve Pecaro Band, the Tony Campanella Band and Jimmy Lee Kennett.

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