This week in Monett: At Mocha Jo's, 404 E. Broadway, magician Cody Lowery from King of Hearts performs at 7 p.m. Friday. The second round of the Mocha Jo's Idol Contest with nine semi-finalists will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday. Monett Writer's Guild members read from their original works on Monday, Jan. 25, at 6:30 p.m. High school science night starts at 6 p.m. on Jan. 26.
This week in Springfield: A clinic for jazz students will be given at 11 p.m. Friday at the Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts by guitarist Russell Malone. The event is free. Malone's quartet appears in concert at 8 p.m. Tickets are $16 to $26.
Organist Leon Couch will give a concert at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday at the First and Calvary Presbyterian Church, 820 E. Cherry St. The concert is free.
The Missouri State University Concert Chorale will perform at 7 p.m. on Sunday at Immaculate Conception Church, 3555 S. Fremont Ave.
The annual Robert Burns Supper, celebrating Scotland's national poet, will be given at 5:45 p.m. on Saturday at the Doubletree Hotel, Glenstone and Kearney. Tickets are $40.
The R.K. Gun Show comes to the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds Saturday and Sunday, opening at 9 a.m. each day.
The final weekend of performances of the Springfield Contemporary Theatre production of Tracy Letts' thriller play "Bug" continues in the fourth floor theater at 305 E. Walnut. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. today through Sunday.
Annual fundraiser dinner to support the Springfield Little Theatre will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday with an Old Hollywood theme at Touch Restaurant, 1620 E. Republic Road. Tickets are $75.
The Drury University Singers and Springfield Area Choirs will give a Pre-Missouri Music Educators Association Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday in Clara Thompson Hall on the Drury campus.
This week at the Outland Ballroom, 326 South Ave., will be Do It To It, the Nautical West and Slapdash-Science on Friday; the Detectives on Saturday; Farly Waffles and the Electric Wardrobe on Jan. 27.
Running through Feb. 6 at the Stained Glass Theatre, 1996 W. Evangel in Ozark, is 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.: Violinist Mark O'Connor brings his Hot Swing Quintet to the Walton Arts Center, 495 Dickson in Fayetteville, for concerts at 8 and 10 p.m. on Friday. Tickets are $20.50 to $35.50.
"Gravity Radio" by Mikel Rouse, an experimental work mixing live band music, radio frequencies and AP news broadcasts, will be given at 7 and 9 p.m. on Jan. 26 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. Tickets are $10 and $15.
April Verch performs at GoodFolk Productions, 229 N. Block St. in Fayetteville, at 8 p.m. on Friday. Tickets are $12.
On Jan. 25, the Nattapon Banjatammamon clarinet recital will be given at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 25 a the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall in the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Center in Fayetteville.
This week at George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, will be the Bel Airs on Friday, Lucero and Cory Branan Friday and Saturday, Big Smith on Saturday, Pope County Bootleggers on Sunday, the Yonder Mountain String Band on Jan. 26; Groovement, the Staggering Odds, Hosta, WHURM and the Smithstonians on Jan. 27.
The third annual Scrabble Wars fundraiser will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Doubletree Guest Suites in Bentonville. Tickets are $40.
The 11th annual Eureka Springs Robert Burns Night will be held at 6 p.m., feast at 7 p.m., on Saturday at the convention center at Best Western Inn of the Ozarks, 207 W. Van Buren in Eureka Springs. Scottish attire encouraged. Admission is $40.
This week in Joplin: The Harlem String Quartet will play at 7 p.m. on Jan. 28 at St. Peter's Catholic Church, 812 S. Pearl, for the Pro Musica concert series. Music is likely to be by Haydn, Turina, Shostakovich, Ellington and Wynton Marsalis. Donations accepted.
The Missouri Southern State University drama department will present Ionesco's play "Exit the King" at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26 to 30 in the Bud Walton Theatre.
Stone's Throw Theater in Carthage opens its run of Norman Robbins' "Tiptoe Through the Tombstones" at 7 p.m. on Jan. 28. Call 417-358-9665 for reservations. The theater is at 796 S. Stone Lane.
At the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, performing this week will be Retrorockerz on Friday, Solid Gold and Beneath the Surface on Saturday, and Derryl Perry on Jan. 27.
This week in Miami, Okla.: The Boots N High Heels Tour will stop at Buffalo Run Casino on Friday.
This week in Tulsa, Okla.: A puppet staging of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit" will be presented for children at 7 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd St., in the John H. Williams Theatre. Tickets are $8.
Fiddler and step-dancer April Verch brings her band for a night of native Canadian and original music at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday in the John H. Williams Theatre at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $28.
The Oklahoma Music Educators will have an honor band concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, an honor choir concert at 12:15 p.m. Saturday and an orchestra concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Chapman Music Hall at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center.
Ballet Folklorico de Mexico will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 26 in the John H. Williams Theatre at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $40.
The Tony Award winning play "August: Osage County" by Tulsa native Tracy Letts will be given Jan. 26 to 31 in the Chapman Music Hall of the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $20 to $55. Weekday shows are at 7 p.m.
The Harlem Globetrotters perform at 2 and 7 p.m. on Saturday at the BOK Center, 495 S. Denver downtown. Tickets are $20 to $107.
Tulsa World of Gymnastics Invitational will be held Friday through Sunday at the SpiritBank Events Center, 105th and Memorial. Tickets are $10 per day.
Playing this week at Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, will Rev. Horton Heat with Deadbolt at 8 p.m. on Friday; The Fiery Furnaces with Drug Rug and the Red Alert at 8 p.m. on Sunday; Yo La Tengo with Times New Viking at 8 p.m. on Jan. 27.
This week in Kansas City: On Friday, Dave Mason appears at 8 p.m. at the VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino. Tickets are $18 to $50. Teresa and Uncle Kracker play at the Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania Ave.
On Saturday, Josephine Collective, with Queens Club, Ninety Four, Black Oxygen, Sailor Sequence, Dolphin Lounge and Holy Mountain, plays at the Beaumont Club. Mark O'Connor's Hot Swing Quartet plays at the Folly Theater, 300 W. 12th St. , at 8 p.m. Martina McBride and Trace Adkins perform at the Event Center, 19100 E. Valley View Parkway in Independence, Kan.
On Sunday, Nile, Immolation, Krisiun, Dreaming Dead and Marasmus perform at the Beaumont Club.
The Mid-American Board Show runs Friday through Sunday in Bartle Hall at the Kansas City Convention Center, 301 W. 13th St.
Violinist Gil Shaham joins the Kansas City Symphony for two works, Samuel Barber's Violin Concert and Prokofiev's Violin Concerto #2. Stravinsky's "Suite from Pulcinella" and Shostakovich's Symphony #1 complete the program. Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Lyric Theater, 11th and Central.
On Jan. 26, Everclear and Clayton Senne play at the Midland Theatre, 13th and Main. Tech N9ne, Irv Da Phenom, In The Shadow and B Double E plays at 8 p.m. at the Beaumont Club.
On Jan. 27, David Nail performs at the VooDoo Lounge at 8 p.m. Tickets are $17 and $35.
On Jan. 28, Sesame Street Live's "1-2-3...Imagine! with Elmo and Friends" will be at the Sprint Center, 1100 Walnut, at 7 p.m.
A revue of songs by Richard Rodgers, Moss Hart and Oscar Hammerstein featuring four singers runs Jan. 22 to Feb. 21 at the Quality Hill Playhouse, 303 W. 10th St. Shows are at 8 p.m. with 3 p.m. weekend matinees. Tickets are $26.
David Lindsay-Abaire's play "Kimberly Akimbo," about a woman finding meaning in a family full of dysfunctional people, runs through Jan. 23 at the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, 3614 Main.
David Mamet's "Boston Marriage" will be presented by the Actors Theatre Kansas City by University of Missouri-Kansas City drama department at 7 p.m. Jan. 22 and 23 and for the following three weekends. Shows are at Webster House, 1644 Wyandotte.
Jeanette Winter's "Follow the Drinking Gourd" runs Jan. 27 to 31 at the Paul Mesner Puppet Studio, 1006 E. Linwood Blvd. Shows are at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. with weekend shows at 2 p.m.
Sonlight Productions presents "The Last Night of Ballyhoo" for a two-weekend run, beginning Jan. 28, at the Just Off Broadway Theatre, 3051 Central.
The American Heartland Theatre's production of "Glorious," the story of socialite Florence Foster Jenkins, "the worst singer in the world," runs through Feb. 21 at Crown Center, 2450 Grand Blvd. Shows are at 7:30 or 8 p.m. with weekend matinees. Tickets are $12.50 to $30 and can be ordered by calling 816-842-9999.
This week in Columbia: Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf" and original music by composer Debbie Wiseman to Oscar Wilde's poem "The Selfish Giant" will be presented on Saturday at the Missouri United Methodist Church pm Saturday. There is a children's version for the afternoon show and adult version for the evening performance.
The Broadway musical version of "The Wizard of Oz" will be presented on Jan. 26 at Jesse Hall on the University of Missouri campus.
I Musici de Montreal, a chamber music ensemble, will perform Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition" with large screen projections of choreographed paintings inspired by the original Victor Hartmann paintings. The concert is Jan. 28 at Jesse Hall.
This week in St. Louis: On Friday, Christian music artists Third Day, the Newsboys, Tenth Avenue North and Fireflight will appear in WinterJam at 7 p.m. at the Family Arena in St. Charles.
On Saturday, Mardi Gras gets underway in the Soulard district at 11 a.m. The children's parade is at 4 p.m. ScrapArtsMusic, a concert using one-of-a-kind instruments in a unique show, will be given at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. in the Edison Theatre at Washington University. Jazz singer Elaine Elias performs at 8 p.m. at the Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd. X-Treme International Ice Racing will be at the Family Arena in St. Charles at 7:30 p.m.
Kiniko Yamamoto presents "Magical Mask, Mime and Music of Japan" at 8 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday at the Touhill Performing Arts Center on the University of Missouri campus. Tickets are $18.
The St. Louis Symphony performs Schuman's Piano Concerto with pianist Piotr Anserscewski, Berlioz's "Roman Carnival Overture" and Respighi's "Pines of Rome" at Powell Hall, Grand and Delmar, at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. The orchestra's modern music series will give a concert of music by Kagel and Louis Andriessen at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 27 at the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, 3716 Washington Blvd. A special birthday concert of chamber music by Robert Schuman will be given by orchestra members at 8 p.m. on Jan. 27 at the Sheldon Concert Hall.
The St. Louis Auto Show runs Jan. 28 to 31 at America's Center and the Edward Jones Dome downtown.
The St. Louis Black Repertory Company's "Romeo and Juliet" runs through Feb. 14 at the Grandel Theater, 3610 Grandel Square off Grand a block from Delmar. Shows are 7 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays.
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 through Jan. 31. Tickets are $18 to $66.
A touring production of the musical "Grease" runs through Jan. 24 at the Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand. Tickets are $24 to $66.
This week at the Pageant, 6161 Delmar, will be Corey Smith and Sam Thacker on Friday, plus Yo La Tengo and Times New Viking on Sunday.