This week in Monett: The annual Monett Christmas parade will be at 10 a.m. Saturday on Broadway.
The Holiday Home Tour for Habitat for Humanity will be held 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Cost is $5.
This week in Springfield: At the Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts, the free 15th annual WinterFest Visual and Performing Arts Festival runs Friday evening and through the day on Saturday and Sunday on all lobbies of the facility. John Tesh will offer his Christmas concert at 8 p.m. on Friday at the Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $38 to $48. Big Smith presents its Christmas concert at 8 p.m. on Saturday. Missouri State University bands and choirs will present their Christmas concert at 2 p.m. on Sunday.
The bands Breaking Benjamin, Rev Theory, Veer Union and Adelitas Way perform at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Shrine Mosque, 601 St. Louis. Tickets are $35.
Drury University's music department will offer a Christmas vespers concert at 4 p.m. Sunday in the university's Stone Chapel. Drury's Chamber Orchestra will give a concert at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 9 in Clara Thompson Hall.
Evangel University will present its annual Christmas concert as a benefit for the Ozarks Food Harvest at 7:45 p.m. on Friday in Chapel Auditorium. The 85-minute program will include performances by Evangel University's Symphonic Orchestra, Chorale and Chorus, Jazz Band, and Madrigal Singers.
Swan Repertory Theatre's production of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" runs through Sunday 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, Friday and Saturday and Dec. 10 to 12 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 44th annual Elizabethan Christmas Dinner at Missouri State University will be held through Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Plaster Student Union. Tickets are $30.
Shakespeare's "Macbeth" will be performed at 7:30 p.m. through Sunday in Coger Theatre on the Missouri State University campus. Tickets can be ordered by calling 888-476-7849.
The Poor Thespians production of Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" runs through Sunday at the Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East. Tickets are $5.
A dinner theater production of "The Gift of the Magi" will be offered Dec. 7 and 8 at the Gastropub in Wilhoit Plaza, 431 S. Jefferson. Ticket information is available by calling 417-864-6994.
The RK Gun Show will be held Saturday and Sunday at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.
A concert tribute to John Lennon will be held Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East. Tickets are $12.
Missouri State University's green theatre class will present new one-act plays by students at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 10 and 11 in Craig Hall on the MSU campus.
This week at the Outland Ballroom, 326 South Ave., will be Toyko Sauna and Knife Death, Murder By Death and Bootheel on Saturday; the Safes, Ghost Dance and the Evil Bumblebees on Dec. 7; Rain Dogs and Homeade on Dec. 9; the Detectives on Dec. 10.
This will be the final two weekends for many of the Christmas shows in Branson.
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 in northwest Ark.: The University of Arkansas Schola Cantorum, Master Chorale and Symphony Orchestra present Handel's "Messiah" Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Walton Arts Center, 495 Dickson in Fayetteville. Tickets are $18.50 to $28.50.
A touring tribute to Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack returns with "The Rat Pack is Back for the Holidays" concert Dec. 8 to 13 at the Walton Arts Center. Weekday shows are at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30.50 to $34.50.
This week at George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, the Bel-Airs, Tiffany Christopher, Kory Montgomery, the Poggs, Apartment 5 and A Good Fight play Friday; Charliehorse Duo, Big Gigantic and Somasphere play Sunday; the Smithsonians, Lucio, DudeBro, Dirty Dan and the Family Band play Dec. 8; Cursive, Capgun Coup and the.radio.sky play Dec. 10.
Barbara Robinson's "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" runs Friday through Sunday at Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main in Springdale. Tickets are $16.
The 32nd annual Shiloh Museum of Ozark History Holiday Open House will be held Sunday at 118 W. Johnson Ave. in Springdale.
A stage version of Frank Capra's film "It's A Wonderful Life" will be presented Friday through Sunday and Dec. 10 to 13 at the Rogers Little Theater.
An exhibit of watercolors by area artists Cara Armstrong and Ard Hoyt will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Dec. 5 at Crystal Bridges at the Massey, just off the square in downtown Bentonville.
Open house is planned Saturday and Sunday at the Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, 506 E. Douglas in Prairie Grove. Living history encampment will feature volunteer reenactors from the Northwest 15th Arkansas Infantry.
The annual Christmas ball at the Basin Park Hotel in Eureka Springs runs all day Saturday. The 10th annual Christmas at the Crescent Hotel runs through the day on Sunday.
John Two-Hawks will give his annual Christmas concert of Native American music at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Auditorium in downtown Eureka Springs.
This week in Joplin: Cellist Gabriel Cabezas appears in concert for Pro Musica with pianist Andrew Tyson at 7 p.m. on Friday in Corley Auditorium at Missouri Southern State University.
An introduction to fly-fishing and fly-tying workshop will be held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Walter Woods Conservation Area. Information is available at 417-629-3423.
A touring stage production for children of the 1970s educational TV show for children "School House Rock" will be given at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday in Taylor Auditorium on the Missouri Southern State College Campus.
On Dec. 7, "Dave Rudolf's Kids Christmas Concert" will be presented at Memorial Hall at 7 p.m.
Missouri Southern State University Symphonic Band will give its winter concert at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 8. The concert is free.
Todd Agnew and Rush of Foolds Christmas Tour performs at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 9 at Joplin Memorial Hall.
Missouri Southern State University Choral Department winter choir concert will be given at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 10 in Taylor Auditorium. The concert is free.
Stained Glass Theater, 1318 W. 26th St., will present "Miracle at 34th Street" Dec. 10 to 20. Thursday, Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m. with matinees at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are at 417-624-1982.
In Neosho, the eighth annual Dickens Christmas Faire runs 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the square and the Civic Auditorium with vendors and activities.
On Sunday in Neosho, the Ozark Festival Orchestra, Crowder College Community Chorus, Aurora High School Concert Choir present "Nine Lessons and Carols" with music of the season and selections from Handel's "Messiah" at 7 p.m. on Sunday at Calvary Baptist Church, Highway 60/71 bypass at Oak Ridge. The concert is free. A love offering will be accepted to cover costs.
In Carthage at the Woodshed, 311 S. Main on the northwest corner of the square, the Workmen and the Missouri Mountain Gang perform at 7:30 p.m. on Friday. Admission is $5. "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" will be offered through Sunday and Dec. 10 to 13 at the Stones Throw Theater, 796 S. Stone Lane. Ticket information is at 417-358-9665.
This week at the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, performers will be Joe Giles and the Homewreckers on Friday; Velvet Pokerdogs and Earl and Them on Saturday; Jamie Wolfe and the Wranglers on Dec. 9.
This week in Miami, Okla.: Miranda Lambert performs Saturday at Buffalo Run Casino. Tickets may not be available at the door.
The Frank Capra film "It's a Wonderful Life" will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Coleman Theatre, 103 N. Main. Tickets are $6.
This week in Tulsa, Okla.: The rock band Kiss performs at the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver downtown, at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 8. Tickets are $29.50 to $128.
"Curious George Live" runs at 7 p.m. runs through Dec. 6 at the BOK Center. Tickets are $13 to $27. Morning and afternoon shows are slated each day.
David Sedaris's "The Santaland Diaries" will run Friday at 2:15 p.m. and Dec. 9 to 12 at 8:15 p.m. at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd St. downtown. Tickets are $30.
The American Theatre Company's production of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" will begin a three-weekend run on Dec. 10 in the John H. Williams Theatre in the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $30.
The Sooner Gun Show will run Saturday and Sunday at Expo Square, 4145 E. 21st St. Admission is $12.
An evening with Garrison Keillor is set for 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 6 at the Mabee Center, 7777 S. Lewis Ave. Tickets are $45.50 to $65.50.
This week at Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, will Trivium, Chimaira and White Chapel on Saturday; Elmwood and the Televised on Dec. 9; Underoath, August Burns Red and Emery on Dec. 10.
This week in Pittsburg, Kan.: The Pittsburg State University Bands will present a community Christmas concert and sing-along at 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 7 in Memorial Auditorium.
This week in Nevada: The Cottey College Jazz Ensemble and Wind Ensemble presents a concert at 3 p.m. Sundayu in the auditorium.
At the Fox Playhouse, "Maybe Baby, It's You" by Charlie Shanian and Shari Simpson will be presented Friday through Sunday by the Community Council on the Performing Arts. The 50-plus-member Community Choir presents its Christmas concert at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday.
This week in Kansas City: On Friday, the Tuba Christmas concert will be held at noon at the Lyric Theater, 10th and Central. Eric Benet performs at the Midland Theater, 1228 Main. Kansas City Symphony Chamber Players perform the music of Suk, Arensky and Tchaikovsky at 8 p.m. at Visitation Church, 5141 Main.
On Saturday, Rick Springfield plays at the Midland Theater. Megadth, Suicide Silence, Warbringer and Arcanium are at the Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania Ave.
On Sunday, country singer Darius Rucker performs at the Midland Theater. Big Bad VooDoo Daddy is at the VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino.
On Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Sunday, the Heartland Men's Chorus presents its Christmas concert, "Fruitcake," at the Folly Theater, 300 W. 12th St.
Final performances of "Wicked" run through Dec. 6 at the Music Hall, 301 W. 13th St. Tickets are $35 to $131.
On Saturday and Sunday the American Spectacular Cheerleading Competition is in Bartie Hall at the Convention Center, 301 W. 13th. Day pass is $15.
On Dec. 8, David Archuleta performs at the Midland Theater.
On Dec. 9, the "Stars Wars in Concert" orchestral show including selections from John Williams music for all six "Star Wars" films at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 to $75.
On Dec. 10, Kiss performs at the Sprint Center, 1100 Walnut. Tickets are $27.50 to $125. Russian classical pianist Boris Giltburg will give a recital at 8 p.m. at the Folly Theater.
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: "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" will be presented at the Macklanburg Playhouse at Stephens College Friday through Sunday and again next weekend.
The St. Louis Ballet's production of Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker" will be given on Saturday in Jesse Hall at the University of Missouri.
This week in St. Louis: On Friday, Julio Iglesias performs at Powell Hall, Grand and Delmar at 8 p.m.
On Saturday, Spyro Gyra presents a Christmas concert at 8 p.m. at the Touhill Performing Arts Center at the University of Missouri. John Tesh presents his Christmas concert at the Family Arena at 7:30 p.m. in St. Charles.
The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra plays Brahms' Symphony #2, the Violin Concerto of Barber and "Frenergy" by John Estacio at 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday in Powell Hall.
The 150-voice Archdiocesan Adult Choir, orchestra, children's choir and handbell choir perform a Christmas concert that includes John Rutter's "Gloria" at the St. Louis Cathedral at 8 p.m. on Friday and 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $27 to $47.
"The Eight: Reindeer Monologues," a twisted tale of Santa, his reindeer, sexual harassment and wild accusations, will be produced Dec. 4 to Dec. 19 Thursday through Sunday at the Kransberg Arts Center in Grand Center. Tickets are $25.
On Friday and Saturday, a French St. Louis Christmas with music and dance will be offered at the historic Old Courthouse downtown from noon to 4 p.m.
The Clarion Brass appear in concert at 10 a.m. Dec. 8 and 9 at the Sheldon Concert Hall on Washington, south of Grand.
On Dec. 8, country music acts Luke Bryan, Justin Moore, Love and Theft and Trailer Choir perform at 7 p.m. at the Family Arena in St. Charles. R. Kelly performs at 7:30 p.m. at the Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand.
On Dec. 10, "Star Wars in Concert" offers its multi-media show at 7:30 p.m. at the Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Ave.
A touring production of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" will run Dec. 10 to 13 at the Fox Theatre.
This week at The Pageant, 6161 Delmar, Mama's Pride performs Saturday.