This week in Monett: Broadway Nights will have many businesses open late on Friday with activities based on a Valentine's Day theme.
At Mocha Jo's, 404 E. Broadway on Friday, Bodacious Bob's Big Birthday Bash offers free cake to the first 50 people coming in after 5 p.m. Performing on Saturday in celebration of Singleness Night will be Lacy Nelson at 7 p.m., Anthony Ramsey at 7:30 p.m., Amy Sampson and Kristy Berger at 8 p.m., Josiah Willis at 8:30 p.m. On Feb. 15, Crossroads will meet, a new group for young people ages 18 to 30, at 8:30 p.m. in the Cub Corner. On Feb. 18, Bob and Derick fromm House of Joshua Inspiration Ministries provide music.
At Denali Dreams, 316 E. Broadway, the band the Vague plays at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday. The new Chess Club meets at 10 a.m. Saturday and at 3:30 p.m. on Feb. 18.
This week in Springfield: The Springfield Symphony Orchestra offers a concert of music by Wagner, Elgar and DeFalla at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday in the Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $14 to $29.
The Springfield Contemporary Theatre's production of the musical "The Light in the Piazza" opens on Friday for a two-week run at the Vandivort Center Theater, 305 E. Walnut, fourth floor.
A screening of the classic film "Gone with the Wind" will be showns at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East. Tickets are $5.
The 29th annual Sertoma Chili Cook-Off will be held Saturday at the Springfield Expo Center, 635 E. St. Louis. Tickets are $15. Doors open at 11 a.m.
A Chinese New Year celebration will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday at the Discovery Center, 438 E. St. Louis.
The Springfield Little Theater's production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "The King and I" runs through Feb. 21 at the Landers Theatre, 311 E. Walnut. Shows start at 7:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $15 and $25.
In student recitals, Ana Woods will give a flute recital at 7:30 p.m. on Friday in Barnett Hall at Evangel University. Drury University soprano Katie Harman will give a recital at 4 p.m. on Sunday in Clara Thompson Hall.
On Feb. 16, Missouri State University students will have an open mike for standup comedians at Plaster Student Union at 7 p.m.
On Feb. 17 the Alvin Ailey II dance company will perform at the Hammons Hall. Tickets are $16 and $26.
This week at the Outland Ballroom, 326 South Ave., will be a tribute to Weezer by Surf Wax America, the New Monsters Collective, and a tribute to the Doors on Saturday on Saturday; Ghost Dance and Sweetwater Abilene on Feb. 18.
This week in northwest Ark.: At the Walton Arts Center, 495 Dickson in Fayetteville, the Band of the Irish Guards with the Pipes and Drums of the Royal Regiment of Scotland will perform at 8 p.m. Friday Tickets are $23.50 to $43.50. Delbert McClinton brings his blend of musical styles for a 7 p.m. concert on Sunday. Tickets are $25.50 to $100.50. A two-hour tribute concert to the band Queen performed by Gary Mullen and The Works will be held at 8 p.m. Feb. 18 and 19. Tickets are $20.50 to $60.50.
This week at George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, will be Full House, the Odds and Dirtfoot on Friday; Casey Donahew, Big Gigantic and Two Fresh on Saturday; the Ben Miller Band on Sunday; RJD2, Kenan Bell and Happy Chichester on Feb. 16; Karl Denson's Tiny Universe on Feb. 17; Ben Rector, Steve Moakler and Andrew Rip on Feb. 18.
At GoodFolk Productions, 229 N. Block St. in Fayetteville, Three Penny Acre performs at 3 p.m. on Friday. Tickets are $15.
At the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville in Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall in the Fine Arts Center, euphonium player Denis Winter and tubist Christian Carichner with pianist Neil Rutman play works by Debussy, Schubert, Arban, Hoshina, Clarke, and Arutiunian at 7:30 p.m. On Feb. 17, Cali Alexander will give a flute recital at 7 p.m. The university theater department presents "Kate Crackemuts" on Feb. 17 to 21 in the Haislip Arena Theatre at 8 p.m.
The Rogers Little Theater, 116 S. 2nd St., presents Roger Miller's musical "Big River" for three weekends, beginning Friday. Shows are at 8 p.m. with a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee. Reservations can be made by calling 479-631-8988.
Final performances of "Laura," a murder mystery based on the 1940s movie and novel, will be Friday and Saturday 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.
At the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks in Eureka Springs, the sixth annual Chocolate Lovers Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is $10. The eighth annual Valentine Ball follows in the evening. A wide range of Mardi Gras activities run Sunday through Feb. 16 at several venues. The second line Krazo Krawl starts at 3:30 p.m. at the Pied Piper Tavern and heads downtown through the evening.
This week in Joplin: Philharmonia of the Nations, an international orchestra, will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at the Taylor Performing Arts Center on the Missouri Southern State University campus. Van Cliburn gold medalist Jon Nakamatsu will be soloist on Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto #3. Mahler's Symphony #1 will also be played.
Stained Glass Theater, 1318 W. 26th St., opens "You Can't Take It With You" Feb. 18, running through Feb. 28. Shows are Thursday to Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. Reservations can be ordered by calling 417-624-1982.
At the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, performing this week will be the Dropouts on Friday and Saturday, and the band Wild Okra on Feb. 16.
This week in Miami, Okla.: Kyle Bennett performs on Friday at the Buffalo Run Casino.
"Let's Go to the Movies," a concert featuring vocalist Cathy Scott in a revue of songs from musical films, with chocolates for the audience, will be given at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Coleman Theater, 103 N. Main. Tickets are $18.
This week in Tulsa, Okla.: The Tulsa Ballet's production of Tchaikovsky's "Sleeping Beauty," with live music by the Tulsa Symphony, runs Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd St. Tickets are $20 to $70.
A staged version of Jane Austin's "Pride and Prejudice" will be staged in the Liddy Doenges Theatre at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center as the play "I Love You Because," set in New York City. Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday, with an additional 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, and again next weekend. Tickets are $25.
The true story of the longest surviving Buffalo Soldier, is presented at 7 p.m. on Friday in the John H. Williams Theatre at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. Tickets to "Buffalo Soldier" are $8.
The BOK Center arena is opened for a day of public ice skating from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free.
Kris Kristofferson performs at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Mabee Center, 7777 S. Lewis Ave.
The Tulsa Indian Art Festival will run on Friday and Saturday at the SpiritBank Events Center, 105th and Memorial.
This week at Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, will be Stars Go Dim, Radio Radio, Motown Blood and the Last Slice on Friday; a dance with the Round-Up Boys on Sunday; RjD2 with Kenan Bell and Happy Chichester on Feb. 15; Badfish, Scotty Don't, Full Service, and Sam and the Stylees on Feb. 17.
At the Marquee, 222 N. Main, Nile and Immolation perform at 6:30 p.m. on Friday.
This week in Fort Scott, Kan.: The Alvin Ailey II American Dance Company performs at 8 p.m. on Feb. 18 at the Fort Scott Community College. Tickets are $20.
This week in Pittsburg, Kan.: At Pittsburg State University, Breana Sullivan will give a voice recital on Saturday and Zach Trosper will give a percussion recital on Sunday, both in McCray Hall. The PSU Band will give a concert at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 18 at Memorial Auditorium, Fifth and Pine.
Arthur Miller's play "The Last Yankee" will be performed by the Chanute Community Theater in Memorial Auditorium on Friday and Saturday.
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.
Soprano Theresa Spencer will give a recital of music by Purcell, Handel and Libby Larsen at 8 p.m. on Saturday in the recital hall at Cottey College in Nevada.
This week in Kansas City: On Friday, Jayrock 5, the Generationals with Dead Girls and Thieves play at the Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway. A Mardi Gras masquerade is planned at the VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino. A tribute to the Red Hot Chili Peppers with Fat Chance will be at 8 p.m. at the Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania. Pianist and composer Stephen Prutsman performs at 8 p.m. at the Folly Theater, 300 W. 12th St.
On Saturday, Thrust, Troglodite, and Load Point Kill perform at the Uptown Theater. OK Go, Company of Thieves and Crash Kings perform at 8 p.m. at the Midland Theater, 13th and Main. The Eli Young Band with Travis Marvin, Hammer Down and County Road 5 play at the Beaumont Club. Rachel Lee plays at the Folly Theater.
On Sunday, Dru Hill and Rome perform at the VooDoo lounge. A total of 21 bands play on two stages beginning at 4 p.m. at the Uptown Theater. Sommore, queen of comedy, performs at 8 p.m. at the Midland Theater.
The Kansas City Symphony performs Stravinsky's "Petrouchka" and the Violin Concerto of Sibelius with soloist Karen Gomyo at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Lyric Theater, 11th and Central,
The Fine Arts Chorale presents "Heartfelt Voices" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Grace and Hole Trinity Cathedral, 415 W. 13th St., and 3 p.m. Sunday at Community of Christ, 7842 Mission Road in Prairie Village, Kan.
The Broadway musical version of Mel Brooks' "Young Frankenstein" opens Feb. 16 at the Music Hall, running through Feb. 21. Shows are at 8 p.m.
On Feb. 16, the WWE professional wrestling "Smackdown" with the ECW will be at the Sprint Center, 1100 Walnut. Van Cliburn gold medalist Haochen Zhang will give a concert of piano music by Mozart, Brahms, Chopin, Schumann and Stravinsky at 7:30 p.m. at the Lied Center on the University of Kansas campus in Lawrence.
On Feb. 18 the Uptown Theater has booked another night of Salsa dancing, starting at 9 p.m.
Mark Twain's "Life on the Mississippi," a world premiere, runs through Feb. 26 at the Coterie Theatre in Crown Center, Grand and Pershing Road.
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 University of Missouri Bassoon Ensemble, the Odyssey Chamber Ensemble and the Bach Collegium Choir play a harpsichord concerto, motet and cantatas by J.S. Bach on Friday at the First Baptist Church, 1112 E. Broadway. Tickets are $15.
The Branford Marsalis Quartet plays at 8 p.m. on Saturday at 218 N. 8th St. Tickets are $24 and 34.
Ladysmith Black Mambazo performs on Feb. 16 at Jesse Hall on the University of Missouri campus. Tickets are $20 to $27.
This week in St. Louis: On Friday, the Branford Marsalis Quartet plays at 8 p.m. at the Touhill Performing Arts Center on the University of Missouri campus. Tickets are $30 to $65. Patti LaBelle and the O'Jays perform at the Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $45 to $65. The Ambassadors of Swing play for a dance at the Casa Loma Ballroom, 3354 Iowa Ave.
On Saturday, the McGee Band and David Wilson perform works by Irish poet Thomas D'Arcy McGee at 8 p.m. in the Lee Theater of th Touhill Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $18. The Mardi Gras parade will be at 11 a.m., running from downtown to the Soulard district. Live musical performances by a number of bands will begin at 1 p.m. in the Soulard. The Band Of The Irish Guards and The Royal Regiment of Scotland will perform at the Fox Theatre at 8 p.m. Tickets are $29 to $63. Miss Jubilee and the Humdingers plus Los Carnales perform for a Mardi Gras swing dance at the Casa Loma Ballroom. Admission is $10. Dancing continues to midnight.
The Aquila Theatre Company presents Shakespeare's "As You Like It" at 8 p.m. on Friday and Ibsen's "An Enemy of the People" on Saturday at the Edison Theatre on the Washington University campus. Tickets are $32.
The St. Louis Symphony performs music by Tchaikovsky, Berlioz, Ravel, and Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto with soloist Viviane Hagner at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday at Powell Hall, Grand and Delmar.
On Sunday, Boyz II Men perform at the Lumiere Theatre at 6 and 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $50. Comedians Ricky Smiley and Joe Kem perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Chaitfetz Arena, Lindell and Market. The Town and Country Symphony Orchestra plays music of Beethoven, Mozart and Doppler at 2:30 p.m. in a free concert at Parkway United Church of Christ, 2841 N. Ballas Road, south of Missouri Baptist Hospital. Ladysmith Black Mambazo performs at 7:30 p.m. at the Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd.
The Broadway musical "Mamma Mia!" runs Feb. 16 to 21 at the Fox Theatre. Tickets are $29 to $70.
On Feb. 18, B.B. King and Buddy Guy play at 7:30 p.m. at the Family Arena in St. Charles. George Strait and Reba McEntire play at the Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Ave.
The St. Louis Black Repertory Company's "Romeo and Juliet" runs through Sunday 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.
Opening Friday and running through Feb. 27 at the Blackbox Theater in the Kranzberg Arts Center, 501 N. Grand, is the HotCity Theatre production of Christopher Durang's play "Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them." Shows are at 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday.
Tony Award winning actress and Broadway performer Tyne Daly offers a stage show about her career at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the Kranzberg Arts Center Studio, 501 N. Grand.
This week at the Pageant, 6161 Delmar, will be Anthony Meyer Band, Reigning Heir, Niteowl and Misguided Education on Friday; a benefit for Haiti earthquake victims featuring Thom Donovan, The Domani International, The Upright Animals and Whisperwall on Saturday; Switchfoot with Paper Tongues on Feb. 15; State Radio with Big D and the Kids Table and Stendek on Feb. 17' and Galactic with Karl Denson's Tiny Universe on Feb. 18.