This week in Monett: At Mocha Jo's, 404 E. Broadway, Mike and Kevin's Comedy Hour starts at 6:30 p.m. Friday. Final round of the Mocha Jo's Idol Contest will be at 7 p.m. Saturday. Science Night starts at 6 p.m. on Feb. 2.
This week in Springfield: Medium and clairvoyant Lisa Williams will appear at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 1 in the Hammon Hall for the Performing Arts.
The 17th annual Greater Springfield Garage Sale will be held Saturday and Sunday at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.
The Shrine Mosque, 601 St. Louis, will host Xtreme Cage Fighting on Saturday. Bouts start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets starts at $25.
Fantastic Caverns, 4872 N. Farm Road 125, will offer the first walking tour of the natural wonder in 45 years on Feb. 2, beginning at 6 a.m. Cost is $25.
A fundraiser for Haiti with reggae artist Zach Deputy and Jimmy James will be held on Feb. 2 at Nathan P. Murphy's, 218 S. Campbell.
At Missouri State University, a voice recital will be given at 5 p.m. on Feb. 3 in Ellis Hall.
The Springfield Boat Show runs Feb. 4 to 7 at 3600 S. Glenstone. Cost is $3.
A piano recital by faculty members Linda Ligate and Gregory Morris will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 4 in Barnett Recital Hall at Evangel University.
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 at the Outland Ballroom, 326 South Ave., will be Primer 55, the Detectives and Do It Better on Saturday, and Ghost Dance on Feb. 4.
This week in northwest Ark.: A touring production of the Broadway musical "The Drowsy Chaperone" will run at 7 p.m. on Feb. 2 to 4 at the Walton Arts Center, 495 Dickson in Fayetteville. Tickets are $38.50 to $48.50.
This week at George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, will be the Nace Brothers, Joe Giles and Jason Boland and the Stragglers on Friday; Hardaway and the Commoners on Saturday; Speakeasy on Sunday; Vince Heman's Great American Taxi along with GUTA and Friends on Feb. 3.
At GoodFolk Productions, 229 N. Block in Fayetteville, Wheatfield plays at 8 p.m. on Jan. 30. Tickets are $20.
At the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, a voice recital by Jayce Brewer will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall in the Fine Arts Center. A trumpet recital by Richard Rulli will be held Feb. 2 in the Smith Concert Hall. Claire Detels will give a recital of African American piano music at 3:30 p.m. on Feb. 3 in Giffels Hall in Old Main.
A concert by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy will be part of the Jones Center's Big Night starting at 7 p.m. at the Fayetteville Town Center. Tickets are $75.
Co-ed Roller Derby will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday at Wheels in Motion, 1007 Fayetteville Road in Van Buren. Admission is $5.
On Feb. 4, the Mardi Gras coronation ball will be held at the Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs. Cost is $30. All That Jazz Quartet will play. The masquerade ball will follow. Reservations must be made by calling 479-253-9766.
This week in Joplin: The Missouri Southern State University drama department will present Ionesco's play "Exit the King" at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Bud Walton Theatre on the university campus.
Comedian Johnny Cardinale performs at 7 p.m. on Feb. 4 in the Phelps Theater on the MSSU campus.
Stone's Throw Theater in Carthage opens its run of Norman Robbins' "Tiptoe Through the Tombstones" at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and again next weekend. Call 417-358-9665 for reservations. The theater is at 796 S. Stone Lane.
Gary Reed will present a concert of music on the Native American flute at 3 p.m. on Saturday at the Wildcat Glades Conservation and Audubon Center in Wildcat Park, south of Interstate 44 at Exit 6. Admission is $5.
This week at the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, will be Earl and Them on Friday, Too Much Fun and Red River Mudcats on Saturday, and Rich McCready on Feb. 3.
This week in Miami, Okla.: Whiskey Myers performs Saturday and Paul Thomas plays Sunday at Buffalo Run Casino.
"The Pajama Game" will be performed by the Miami High School music and drama departments Feb. 4 to 7 at the Coleman Theatre, 103 N. Main.
This week in Tulsa, Okla.: The Tony Award winning play "August: Osage County" by Tulsa native Tracy Letts runs through Jan. 31 in the Chapman Music Hall of the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd St. Tickets are $20 to $55. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. with weekend matinees at 1:30 p.m.
The six-man band Red Dirt Rangers performs at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday in the John H. Williams Theater at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $10.
Internationally acclaimed medium Lisa Williams offers a program at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 2 in the Chapman Music Hall at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $35.50 to $65.50.
Condoleezza Rice will speak at the Mabee Center, 7777 S. Lewis Ave., at 10 a.m. on Feb. 4. Tickets are $75.
Playing this week at Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, will the Eli Young Band, Reckless Kelly and Sean McConnell on Jan. 30, 2010 Dog Bowl on Jan. 31, the Used and Atreyu on Feb. 1, Rev. Peyton and his Band with Red Eye Gravy on Feb. 2, and That One Guy with El Paso Hot Button on Feb. 3.
The Mardi Gras Cheerleading Nationals competition will be held Jan. 30 at the SpiritBank Events Center, 105th and Memorial. Admission is $10.
At the Marquee, 222 N. Main, performing will the The Non-Dead Sea Choir on Friday, the Ghost Inside and For the Fallen on Saturday, and the Manchester Orchestra on Feb. 2.
At the Tulsa Expo Center, 4145 E. 21st St., the Green Country Home and Garden Show in Friday, the Pro and Amateur Motorcycle and ATV Racing and the Tulsa Flea Market is Saturday, and the Tulsa Boat, Sport and Travel Show runs Feb. 1 to 7.
This week in Pittsburg, Kan.: "Snow White" will be presented by the theater department at Frontenac High School at 2 and 7 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Pittsburg Memorial Auditorium, 503 N. Pine.
In Nevada, a presentation by investigative reporter Jim Keady explores the Indonesian factories for major American shoe companies. The program will be given at 8 p.m. in the Cottey College recital hall. Tickets are $6.
This week in Kansas City: On Friday, Love Pump and Teacherz Pet perform at VooDoo Lounge. TechN9ne with Irv Da Phenom, In the Shadows and B Double E play at the Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania Ave.
On Saturday, Anvil Experience plays at the Beaumont Club. Comedian Ron White performs at the Ameristar Casino at 7:30 and 10 p.m. A roast for "rock 'n' roll general" Max Floyd will be held on Jan. 30 at the Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway. The Negro Baseball Museum Legacy Awards will be presented at 6:30 p.m. at the grand ballroom of the Convention Center, 13th and Central.
On Sunday, No Safe Haven, Propheria, Destroy the Ghost, A Dire New Hope and Tridem will play at the Beaumont Club. Tafelmusik performs at 4 p.m. at the Folly Theater, 300 W. 12th St.
On Feb. 4, Casting Crowns performs at the Sprint Center, 1100 Walnut.
The Kansas City Symphony collaborates with the cirque artists for Cirque de la Symphony, combining music and acrobatics. Performances are at 2 p.m. Saturday at Lyric Theater, 11th and Central downtown.
David Mamet's "Boston Marriage" continues for the second of three weekends by the Actors Theatre Kansas City by University of Missouri-Kansas City drama department at 7 p.m. Feb. 3 to 6 and for the following three weekends. Shows are at Webster House, 1644 Wyandotte.
Sonlight Productions presents "The Last Night of Ballyhoo" Friday through Sunday and again next weekend 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. Tickets can be ordered by calling 816-842-9999.
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.
Stefon Harris and Blackout perform at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at White Recital Hall on the University of Missouri campus, 4949 Cherry. Tickets are $25.
A revue of songs by Richard Rodgers, Moss Hart and Oscar Hammerstein featuring four singers runs through 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.
The touring production of "The Drowsy Chaperone" stops on Feb. 1 at the Lied Center at the University of Kansas in Lawrence for a show at 7:30 p.m.
This week in Columbia: Twelve-string guitarist Leo Kottke performs at the Missouri Theater, 203 S. Ninth St. at 8 p.m. on Sunday.
Ballet Folklorico de México performs on Sunday at Jesse Hall on the University of Missouri campus.
The Columbia Entertainment Company opens its production of "Rent" for a three-weekend run at 1800 Nelwood Drive. Information is at 573-474-3699.
This week in St. Louis: On Friday and Saturday, the Bad Boys of Arena Cross perform at the Family Arena in St. Charles.
On Saturday, the Casa Loma Ballroom, 3354 Iowa Ave., will host a Mardi Gras Cajun cookoff. beginning at noon, featuring 10 professional and 10 amateur chefs. The Muny Kids "Just Imagine" show will be at 11 a.m. at the Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd. The 92nd annual St. Louis Orchid Show opens Saturday at the Missouri Botanical Garden. Admission is $5.
On Sunday, medium Lisa Williams will perform at 7 p.m. at the Roberts Orpheum, 416 N. Ninth St.
Ballet Folklorico de México performs at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand.
The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra plays Beethoven's Symphony #5, Violin Concerto and Leonore Overture #3 at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at Powell Hall, Delmar and Grand.
The eighth annual St. Louis Food and Wine Experience is Saturday and Sunday at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel.
"The Double Bass," a program by Patrick Suskind about the trials and tribulations of a double-bass player, runs Friday to Sunday and again Feb. 4 to 7 in the Upstream Theatre ion the Kranzberg Arts Center, 501 N. Grand. Shows are at 8 p.m. plus 7 p.m. Sundays.
On Feb. 2, Canadian Brass will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Louis Cathedral. Tickets are $17 to $37.
A touring production of Oprah Winfrey's "The Color Purple" will run Feb. 2 to 7 at the Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand.
The St. Louis Auto Show runs through Sunday 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.
At the Loretto-Hilton Center in Webster Groves, final performances of The St. Louis Repertory Theater presents "Alfred Hitchcock's 'The 39 Steps' " where four actors take on more than 150 roles run through Sunday . Tickets are $18 to $66. "[Title of Show]," a musical about making a musical, runs through Feb. 7 in the Studio Theatre.
This week at the Pageant, 6161 Delmar, will be Anvil, Conquest and Gold Tooth on Friday, Keller Williams on Saturday, and Umphrey's McGee on Feb. 4.