This week in Monett: St. John's Lutheran Church, on North 9th St., will host its second annual Organists' Workshop and Concert. Cantor Mark Peters will make presentations from 9 a.m. to noon. A concert of organ and trumpet wedding music featuring Peters and Jonathan Rusnak, from St. Louis, on trumpet and piccolo will be held after lunch. Local organists and church musicians are welcome.
At Mocha Jo's, 404 E. Broadway, the band Hell's Enemy plays at 6:30 p.m. Friday. Singer and guitarist Logan Elsey plays at 7 p.m. Saturday.
This week in Springfield: Comedienne Joan Rivers will perform at 8 p.m. on Friday at the Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $31 and $41.
At Missouri State University on Friday will be a Chinese New Year Banquet at 7 p.m. at Plaster Student Union Ballroom. Chinese food and performance will be featured. Tickets are $10 and should be purchased in advance at Carrington Hall, Room 210, or by calling 417-379-5154.
Comedienne Mara Bamford will perform at 7 p.m. on Friday in the Plaster Student Union Theater. The show is free.
The Captain Robert Napier Chapter of Colonial Dames of the XVII Century will hold its winter meeting on Saturday at 11:30 a.m., at the Tower Club, 901 E. St. Louis Street. Chris Thiessen, of Bolivar, will speak on "The Revolution in Iran----a Day in History." Advanced registration is needed for the luncheon by calling 417-883-1319. Cost is $14.50.
The Missouri State University Concert Chorale will give a concert at 7 p.m. on Sunday at King's Way United Methodist Church, 4201 S. Lone Pine Ave.
The Springfield Boat Show runs through Sunday at 3600 S. Glenstone. Auto Fest runs Saturday and Sunday at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds, opening at 10 a.m. both days.
The Springfield Little Theatre's production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "The King and I" opens Friday and runs through Feb. 21 at the Landers Theatre, 311 E. Walnut. Tickets are $15 to $25.
At Drury University, the Dr. Stephen H. Good memorial concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 9 at Clara Thompson Hall. Soprano Chelsea Miller and baritone Travis Smith will give a student recital at 4 p.m. on Sunday in Clara Thompson Hall.
Kris Kristofferson will perform at the Hammons Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 10 at the Hammons Hall. Tickets are $26 to $46.
Comedian and actor Rodney Carrington performs at 7 p.m. on Feb. 11 at the Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East. Tickets are $42.25.
At Evangel University, Nicola Piccione and Jaimee Ayers will give a senior piano recital at 7:30 p.m. on Friday. On Saturday, Elisa Willingham will give a junior piano recital at 3 p.m. and Erina Hefta will give a senior violin recital at 7:30 p.m.
This week at the Outland Ballroom, playing will be Cindy Woolf, We Are Like The Spider, Jesse Jameswax and the Late Greats on Friday; Hundred Hand for Bob Marley's birthday and the Detectives on Saturday; Somebody Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin and the Boothel on Feb. 11.
This is the final weekend for Jacob Fuchs' "Vanity and Valor," a medieval tale of a forced marriage and faith, at the Stained Glass Theatre, 1996 W. Evangel in Ozark Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Ticket information is available by calling 417-581-9192.
This week in northwest Ark.: On Feb. 6 at the Walton Arts Center, 495 Dickson in Fayetteville, two children's shows are planned. "Goodnight Moon" and "The Runaway Bunny" will be read with puppets and original music at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tickets are $10.50 to $18.50. Master percussionist Cyro Baptista will appear in concert with friends at 8 and 10 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $20.50 and $32.50.
Folk singer Darlene Graham performs at 8 p.m. on Friday at GoodFolk Productions, 229 N. Block St. in Fayetteville.
This week at George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, will be Oreo Blue and Zach Walther on Friday; Cross Canadian Ragweed on Friday and Saturday; Guta on Sunday; Life Life, Fade 2 Fall, Open Addiction and Signum AD on Feb. 9; Wade Ogle and the Sea Shall Free Them, High Magick and Pink Drapes on Feb. 10; Matt Stell and the Crashers, Matthew Huff and the Elise Davis Band on Feb. 11.
The Backwoods Betties and the MoKan Roller Girls collide in NWA Roller Derby action at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Starlight Stadium in Fayetteville.
Le Chocolate Feast will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Northwest Arkansas Mall in Fayetteville. Tickets are $10.
The fifth annual Starry Night Fashion Show will be held Saturday at the Town Center in Fayetteville. Admission is $20.
"Laura," a murder mystery based on the 1940s movie and novel, will be presented on stage Friday through Sunday and again next weekend at Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main in Springdale. Pre-show dinner is available on Friday and Saturday. Tickets can be ordered by calling 479-751-5441.
The ninth annual Crimson and Cream Masquerade Ball will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the John Q. Hammons Center in Rogers. Tickets are $50.
A new biography of champion sports fisherman Glen Andrews by his son, Shane Andrews, will be unveiled in a book signing with an exhibit of items from Andrews' career from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday at the Rogers Historical Museum, 322 S. 2nd St. in Rogers.
In Eureka Springs, the Hookers and Jokers Ball for Mardi Gras will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center, 207 W. Van Buren. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 479-253-7788. On Saturday, a jazz brunch with second line dancing and music will be held 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Crescent Hotel, followed by the fifth annual Mardi Gras parade at 2 p.m. heading down Spring Street.
This week in Joplin: At Joplin Memorial Hall, 8th and Joplin, saxophonist Javon Jackson will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Friday Tickets are $15 and $20. TNA Wrestling puts on a show at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $20 and $35.
Stone's Throw Theater in Carthage holds its second weekend of Norman Robbins' "Tiptoe Through the Tombstones" at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Call 417-358-9665 for reservations. The theater is at 796 S. Stone Lane.
The Jazz Orchestra at Crowder College in Neosho will offer a concert of "Big Band" music at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 9 at Elsie Plaster Community Center on the Crowder campus.
This week at the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, Joe Giles and the Homewreckers play Friday, the Nace Brothers and Area 51 play Saturday, and Solace performs on Feb. 10.
This week in Miami, Okla.: Travis Kidd plays Friday at Buffalo Run Casino
"The Pajama Game" will be performed by the Miami High School music and drama departments at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Coleman Theatre, 103 N. Main. Tickets are $10.
The Northeastern Trumpet Festival featuring trumpeter Rex Richardson will be held Saturday at Northeastern Oklahoma State University in Tahlequah at the Jazz Lab. Classes start at 10 a.m. The evening concert featuring Richardson is at 7 p.m.
This week in Tulsa, Okla.: The Shen Wei Dance Arts, the organization that created material for the opening of the Beijing Olympics, performs at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 9 in the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd St. Tickets are $40.
Arenacross shows will be given at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday in the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver. Tickets are $17 to $32.
Casting Crowns with Kutless and Caleb perform at the SpiritBank Events Center, 105th and Memorial at 7 p.m. on Friday. Tickets are $15 to $75.
This week at Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, will be Eric and the Adams, Dante and the Hawks and Motive for Movement on Friday; Corey Smith and Sam Thacker on Saturday; klondike5 string band, Red Eye Gravy, Panda Resistance, Whirligig and the Moai Broadcast on Feb. 9; Crash Kings, Paper Tongues, Violent Soho and Astellaway on Feb. 11.
At the Otherside Event Center, 6904 S. Lewis, Red, Pillar, the Wedding, and Me in Motion play at 6:30 p.m. Friday. The Toasters play at 7:15 p.m. on Feb. 9.
This week in Pittsburg, Kan.: The Chamber Orchestra Kremlin performs at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 10 in McCray Recital Hall, 1707 S. Broadway on the Pittsburg State University campus.
A cappella singing group the Blanks perform at 7 p.m. on Saturday at Memorial Hall, 503 N. Pine St.
Arthur Miller's play "The Last Yankee" will be performed by the Chanute Community Theater in Memorial Auditorium on Friday and Saturday and again Feb. 12 and 13.
In Nevada, "Maybe Baby, It's You" by Charlie Chanian and Shari Simpson will be presented by the Nevada Community Council on the Performing Arts Feb. 11 to 14 at the Fox Playhouse, 110 S. Main.
This week in Kansas City: On Friday, Winter Wonderland II is at the VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino. Audiovox with the Noise FM, Amity and Heroes+Villains perform at the Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania.
On Saturday, works by 10 Kansas City area choreographers will be featured in the seventh annual "A Modern Night" presented by City in Motion Dance Theater at the Folly Theater, 300 W. 12th St. Tickets are $20. Sixteen bands perform on four stages for Winterfest at the Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway.
Salsa Night will be held on Feb. 11 at the Uptown Theater.
"Buffalo Soldier," a Best American Plays for Young Audiences selection, will be presented at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. on Feb. 8 at the Folly Theater.
On Feb. 10, Kenny Rogers performs at the Event Center, 19100 E. Valley View Parkway in Independence, Kan.
Performances for David Mamet's "Boston Marriage" run Friday through Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. at Webster House, 1644 Wyandotte, presented by the Actors Theatre Kansas City by University of Missouri-Kansas City drama department.
Sonlight Productions presents "The Last Night of Ballyhoo" Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Just Off Broadway Theatre, 3051 Central.
At the University of Missouri Conservatory of Music, the Conservatory Orchestra performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday at White Recital Hall in the Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry. The George Salisbury Jazz Festival will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday in Pierson Auditorium, 50th and Holmes.
Civic Opera Theater of Kansas City presents "Mozart: A Biography in Music" at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at Hemingway Gallery, 103 W. 19th St., and 2 p.m. Sunday at Church of the Resurrection, 133720 Roe Ave. in Leawood, Kan. Tickets are $15.
The American Heartland Theatre's production of "Glorious," the story of socialite singer Florence Foster Jenkins, runs through Feb. 21 at Crown Center, 2450 Grand Blvd. Tickets can be ordered by calling 816-842-9999.
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 Kansas City Repertory Theatre's production of Jules Verne's "Around the World in 80 Days" runs through Feb. 14 at the Spencer Theatre, 4949 Cherry on the University of Missouri campus.
"Say You Love Satan" by Robert Aquire-Sacosa, a play about temptation, runs through Feb. 27 at the Off Center Theater at Crown Center, Grand at Pershing Road. Tickets are at 816-842-9999.
This week in Columbia: The Columbia Entertainment Company production of "Rent" runs Friday through Feb. 14 at 1800 Nelwood Drive. Information is at 573-474-3699.
The a capella group Quink Vocal Ensemble performs Sunday at 1001 Rogers St.
The Peking Acrobats perform Feb. 9 at Jesse Hall on the University of Missouri campus. Tickets are $17 to $29.
On Feb. 10, the Heartland Men's Chorus performs at 7:30 p.m. at the Missouri Theater. The Band of Irish Guard performs at Jesse Hall.
On Feb. 11, Kris Kristofferson plays at Jesse Hall.
The University of Missouri Bassoon Ensemble gives a mostly baroque concert on Feb. 12 at First Baptist Church, 1112 E. Broadway. Tickets are $15.
This week in St. Louis: The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra performs Beethoven's Symphony #3 and Piano Concerto #3 with pianist Radu Lupu at 8 p.m. at Powell Hall, Grand and Delmar. Concerts are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday.
On Saturday, Fresh Fest, featuring New York hip hop artists Salt-n-Pepa, Biz Markie, Whodini, Doug E. Fresh, Big Daddy Kane and Slick Rick perform at 8 p.m. at the Chaifetz Arena, Compton Ave. and Market St. Tickets are $44.50 and $55.50. Vocalist Jim Brickman performs at 8 p.m. at the Touhill Performing Arts Center on the University of Missouri campus. Tickets are $35 to $100. The Monster Jam monster car exhibition will be at the at the Edward Jones Dome at 7 p.m. The St. Louis electronica show, Winter Warpdrive 5, is at the Roberts Auditorium, 416 N. 9th St., from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
On Sunday, the Barkus Parade, Missouri's biggest pet parade and part of the Mardi Gras celebration, starts at 1 p.m. in the Soulard District. The Weiner Dog Derby starts at 2 p.m.
On Feb. 10, Dr. Drew Pinsky presents a "Loveline" show at 7:30 p.m. at the Touhill Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $18.
Repertory Theatre of St. Louis presents "The Diary of Anne Frank" at the Loretto-Hilton Center in Webster Groves. Shows run Feb. 10 to March 7, 8 p.m. weekdays, 5 p.m. Saturdays, 2 and 7 p.m. Sundays.
Kenny Rogers performs at 7 p.m. on Feb. 11 at the Family Arena in St. Charles.
A touring production of Oprah Winfrey's "The Color Purple" runs through Sunday at the Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand.
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 Double Bass," a program by Patrick Suskind about the trials and tribulations of a double-bass player, runs through Sunday in the Upstream Theatre in the Kranzberg Arts Center, 501 N. Grand. Shows are at 8 p.m. plus 7 p.m. Sundays.
Tony Award winning actress and Broadway performer Tyne Daly offers a stage show about her career at 8 p.m. on Feb. 10 to 13 at the Kranzberg Arts Center Studio, 501 N. Grand.
This week at the Pageant, 6161 Delmar, will be Giants in the Sky, hereafterthis, John Boys Courage and Option/Control on Friday; Government Mule and Jackie Green on Saturday; Robert Earl Keen with Bobby Bare Jr. on Feb. 10; and the Dark Star Orchestra on Feb. 11.