This week in Springfield: The Missouri State University Concert Chorale will give a concert at 7 p.m. Sunday at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1551 E. Portland St.
Opening Jan. 7 for a month-long run at the Stained Glass Theatre, 1996 W. Evangel in Ozark, will be Jacob Fuchs' "Vanity and Valor," a medieval tale of a forced marriage and faith. Shows are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Ticket information is available by calling 417-581-9192.
This week in northwest Ark.: The touring stage production of "Little House on the Prairie: The Musical" with Melissa Gilbert opens Jan. 5 for nightly shows through Jan. 10 at the Walton Arts Center, 495 Dickson in Fayetteville. Weekday shows are at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30.50 to $42.50.
This week at George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, will be The Ones on Friday,
This week in Joplin: The Wildcat Glades Conservation and Audubon Center near Joplin will host a Christmas bird count for kids on Saturday, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Reservations and a fee are needed to participate. Information is at (417) 782-NATR.
Playing this week at the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, will be the Velvet Pokerdogs along with Earl and Them on Saturday.
This week in Miami, Okla.: Back Porch Mary performs on Friday at the Buffalo Run Casino.
This week in Tulsa, Okla.: "Legally Blonde: The Musical" runs Jan. 5 to 10 at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd St. downtown. Weekday shows are at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 to $60.
This is the final full week for the exhibit "Emissaries of Peace: The 1762 Cherokee and British Delegations" at the Gilcrease Museum, part of the "We the People" exhibit created for the Museum of the Cherokee Indian, Cherokee N.C. The exhibit is in the Getty Gallery. The museum is located north of Highway 412 off W. Edison Street, northwest of downtown.
This week at Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, playing Saturday is Hot Club of Cowtown and Three Penny Upright.
This week in Pittsburg, Kan.: An exhibit of paintings and drawings by Matthew Leahy runs through Jan. 20 in the Porter Building, 202 E. Cleveland, in the Pittsburg State University Gallery.
This week in Kansas City: A touring production of Irving Berlin's "White Christmas runs through Jan. 10 at the Music Hall, 301 W. 13th St.
The Uptown Theatre, 13th and Main, will host 20 bands each night in the Kansas City Rock and Metal Fest on Friday and Saturday. Music starts at 5 p.m. both days.
Also on Friday, the VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino hosts FFlight 2010 with three world class DJs, a fashion runway show by RAGZ Design House, plus the unveiling of the new Ffotospread by Ben Rich and G.Films.
On Saturday, the Harlem Globetrotters perform at the Sprint Center, 1100 Walnut. Tickets are $22 to $130.
The Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania, hosts a battle of the bands on Sunday with Red Arbour, Story May Vary, Second Flare, Flanngan's Right Hook, Black Mariah Theatre, Self Proclaimed and Ben Hoppes. Music starts at 1 p.m.
David Lindsay-Abaire's play "Kimberly Akimbo," about a woman finding meaning in a family full of dysfunctional people, runs Jan. 7 to 23 at the metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, 3614 Main.
Final performances of the Kansas City Repertory Theater's production of "A Christmas Story: The Musical" run through Sunday at the Spencer Theater, 4949 Cherry on the University of Missouri campus.
This week in Columbia: At the Boone County Fairgrounds, the Sho-Me Classic Horse Sale will be held on Friday. The Ozark Mountain Anglers Boat Show opens Jan. 7.
This week in St. Louis: Lady Gaga brings her Monster Ball tour to the Fox Theatre on Jan. 7. Tickets are $42.50 to $52.50.
A touring production of the musical "Chicago" runs through Sunday at the Fox Theater, 527 N. Grand. Tickets are $25 to $66.
A benefit concert by opera singer Christina Brewer, a St. Louis resident, will be given at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd. near the Fox Theatre.
The St. Louis Symphony offers a concert of music from the Disney animated films at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Powell Hall, Grand and Delmar.
The Harlem Globetrotters perform at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Scottrade Center. Tickets are $16 to $135.
Sesame Street Live puts on a show Jan. 6 to 10 at the Scottrade Center. Tickets are $12 to $34.
The St. Louis Repertory Theater presents "Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps" where four actors take on more than 150 roles. Performances are at 8 p.m. the Loretto-Hilton Center in Webster Groves Jan. 6 to 31. Tickets are $18 to $66.
The Citilites production of "Love! Valour! Compassion!" opens Jan. 7 with shows Thursday through Sundays through Jan. 17 at the Kranzberg Arts Center, 501 N. Grand Blvd. Tickets are $15 to $20.
This week at the Pageant, 6161 Delmar, will be Big Head Todd and the Monsters with the Elms on Saturday.
This is the final weekend for the St. Louis Art Museum's exhibit "Five Centuries of Japanese Screens," with works borrowed in part from the Art Institute of Chicago.