This week in Monett: The Ozark Festival Orchestra performs at 3 p.m. on Sunday at Monett City Hall Auditorium. Works include Beethoven's Piano Concerto #4, with Reena Berger Natenberger from Pittsburg State University as soloist. "Eight Russian Dances" by Liadov and Verdi's overture to "Nabucco" complete the program. Tickets are $5.
At Mocha Jo's, 404 E. Broadway, Bob and Derick from House of Joshua Inspiration Ministries provide music on their saxophones today. The Christian Writers Guild meets at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 22 with readings from current works.
This week in Springfield: Willie Nelson performs at 8 p.m. on Saturday at the Shrine Mosque, 601 St. Louis. Tickets are $35 to $65.
The Springfield-Drury Civic Orchestra presents Rimsky-Korsakov's "Scheherezade" and winners of Drury's concerto-aria competition at 7:30 p.m. on Friday in Stone Chapel on the Drury University campus.
A touring production of "Stomp" will be presented at 8 p.m. Friday, and 2 and 8 p.m. on Saturday at the Hammon Hall for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $15 to $50.
A children's show, "The Adventures of Harold and the Purple Crayon," will be given at 7 p.m. on Feb. 23 at the Hammons Hall. Tickets are $16 to $22.
The Missouri State University drama department will open its run of "Evangeline Drowning at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25, running through Feb. 28 in the Coger Theater. Tickets are $14.
The Springfield Contemporary Theatre's production of the musical "The Light in the Piazza" at the Vandivort Center Theater, 305 E. Walnut, fourth floor, has performances at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, and again Feb. 25 to 28. Tickets are $20.
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.
The Chick Chick Fashion Show featuring 20 models will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday at 312 South Avenue.
The SSG Antique Extravaganza is at Remingtons's, 1655 W. Republic Road, on Friday and Saturday, opening at 10 a.m. both days.
Music recitals at Evangel University include Stephanie Edwards, piano, at 6 p.m. and Anthony Dissmore, violin, at 7:30 p.m., both on Friday; Anna Wickham, piano, at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, all in Barnett Recital Hall.
Music and theater students at Evangel University will present Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Mikado" at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25 to 27 in Barnett Fine Arts Theatre. Tickets are $10.
This week at the Outland Ballroom, 326 South Ave., will be the Steve Ewing Band, the Highest Priest and Midwest Love on Friday; the Detectives and a Rock and Soul Revue on Saturday; and Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, The Fine Lines and Tokyo Sauna on Feb. 25.
Opening Feb. 25 at the Stained Glass Theater, 1996 W. Evangel in Ozark, will be Ron Boutwell's "The Outpouring," running through March 27. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets can be ordered by calling 417-581-9192.
This week in northwest Ark.: At the Walton Arts Center, 495 Dickson in Fayetteville, 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. Ladysmith Black Mambazo performs at 8 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $28.50 to $45.50. Bluesman Keb' Mo' performs at 7 p.m. on Feb. 23. Tickets are $28.50 to $48.50.
The Phunbags Comedy Improv troupe performs at 8 p.m. on Friday at the University of Arkansas Ballroom in Fayetteville. Tickets are $5.
At the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, the drama department presents Moliere's "Learned Ladies" on Friday and Saturday and again Feb. 24 to 28 in the university Fine Arts Center. Shows are at 8 p.m. A concert of chamber music with Ravel's String Quartet and the Quintet in F minor by Brahms will be offered at 8 p.m. on Feb. 24 in the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall. The Arkansas Saxophone Quartet will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 25 in the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall, playing music by J.S. Bach, Alfred Desenclos, Neil Flory, Jacob Ter Veldhuis and Sonny Burnette.
This week at George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, will be Blackleaf Clover, Ultra Suede, Calling Toyko and Plastic Image on Friday; Stoney LaRue on Saturday; Cletus Got Shot on Sunday; Perpetual Werewolf and Pink Drapes on Feb. 23; Tony Furtado and Shannon Wurst on Feb. 24; and Uncle Kracker, Memphis Pencils, David's Pegasus, Hosta and Cntrl-Alt-Delete on Feb. 25.
A GoodFolk Productions, 229 N. Block St. in Fayetteville, Roy Zimmerman performs at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 25. Tickets are $10.
A mid-winter summertime fun beach party hosted by the Arts Center of the Ozarks will be held at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Springdale at 7 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $75. Information is at 479-751-5441.
The Rogers Little Theater, 116 S. 2nd St., presents Roger Miller's musical "Big River" for the second of three weekends. Shows are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. with a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee. Reservations can be made by calling 479-631-8988.
This week in Joplin: The Heartland Opera Theatre presents "Oratorio! Ovation!" at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday in Corley Auditorium on the Missouri Southern State University campus. Tickets are $25.
"You Can't Take It With You" runs through Feb. 28 at the Stained Glass Theater, 1318 W. 26th St. 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.
In Carthage, playing at the Woodshed, 311 S. Main in the northwest corner of the square, will be the Four County Band and Last Resort at 7:30 p.m. on Friday. Admission is $5.
Both galleries at art Central, 1110 E. 13th St. in Carthage, opens "Alla Prima Donna and a Don," a show of works by six artists, opening Friday and running through March 7.
This week at the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, will be "Dancing with Joplin Stars" at 7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $25. Performers in the casino will include Retrorockerz on Friday, Solid Gold and the ABS Band on Saturday, and Mr. Lucky on Feb. 24.
This week in Miami, Okla.: At the Buffalo Run Casino, Outlaw Junkies performs Friday and Paul Thomas plays on Saturday.
This week in Tulsa, Okla.: A staged version of Jane Austin's "Pride and Prejudice" will be staged in the Liddy Doenges Theatre at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd St., as the play "I Love You Because," set in New York City. Final performances are at 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Tickets are $25.
Slide, a traditional Irish band "with attitude," performs at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday in the john H. Williams Theatre at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $28.
The Paris Piano Trio plays works by Schumann, Ravel and Schubert at 3 p.m. Sunday in the John H. William Theatre at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $25.
"Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom," a play about teens addicted to an online horror video game, will be presented Feb. 25 to 27 at 8 p.m. in the Charles Norman Theatre in the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $25.
Winter Jam 2010, featuring the Christian recording artists NewSong, Third Day, the Newsboys, Tenth Avenue North, Fireflight and Tony Nolan will appear at 7 p.m. on Feb. 25 in the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver downtown. Tickets are $10.
This week at Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, will be the Yonder Mountain String Band on Sunday; Switchfoot and Paper Tongues on Feb. 22; Killswitch Engage, The Devil Wears Prada and Dark Tranquility on Feb. 23; Forever the Sickest Kids, Artist vs. Poet, School Boy Humor, the Hit and Restless Ribbon on Feb. 25.
This week in Pittsburg, Kan.: The United States Military Academy's Regimental Brass Quintet performs at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 23 in McCray Recital Hall on the Pittsburg State University campus.
This week in Kansas City: On Friday, Rascal Flatts performs at the Sprint Center, 1100 Walnut. Tickets are $52.75 and $72.75. B.B. King and Buddy Guy perform at the Midland Theater, 1228 Main. Jack's Mannequin, Fun and Vedera perform at the Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania. Pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin plays at the Folly Theater, 300 W. 12th St., at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 to $70. The VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino has an arena rock show. The Kansas University Symphony Orchestra plays at 7:30 p.m. at the Lied Center at the university in Lawrence, Kan.
On Saturday, a battle of the bands at the Beaumont Club features Five Star Disaster, Head Change, Triple Helix and Hostile Breakdown. The Neville Brothers and Dr. John play at the Ameristar Casino. The Sophisticated Productions Dance Competition is at the Folly Theater at 7 p.m. The Midland Theatre hosts a blues festival at 8 p.m. with Bobby Bland, Marvin Sease, Bobby Rush, Floyd Taylor. O.B. Buchanan and Shirley Brown. Tickets are $50 and $57.50. Rockhurst University's Musica Sacra chorale and orchestra performs at 7 p.m. at St. Francis Xavier Church, 1001 E. 52nd St. Music includes the "Missa Brevis" by Mozart and two sacred works by Michael Haydn. Tickets are $18.
On Sunday, Alice in Chains performs at the Midland Theater. Trey Anistasio and Classic Tab play at the Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway at 8 p.m.
The farewell tour of Riverdance will be at the Event Center, 19100 E. Valley View Parkway in Independence, Kan., on Saturday and Sunday.
The Kansas City Symphony under music director Michael Stern plays Beethoven's Symphony #8, Rossini's overture to "La scala de seta," Tchaikovsky's "Francesca da Rimini" and Luca Lombardi's Flute Concerto. Performances are at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at Lyric Theatre, 11th and Central, and Sunday at 2 p.m. at Yardley Hall on the Johnson County Community College campus in Overland Park, Kan.
A children's musical, "A Year with Frog and Toad," will be performed at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. on Feb. 23 at the Folly Theater.
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. 25, Robert Cray plays at the VooDoo Lounge.
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.
"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.
The University of Missouri-Kansas City Theater presents "La Bete" at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24 to 28 at Grant Hall, 5328 Charlotte.
The Wind Symphony for the University of Missouri Conservatory of Music performs at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 23. The Conservatory Wind Ensemble plays at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 24, both at White Recital Hall, 4949 Cherry.
The Kansas City Repertory Theatre's production of "Broke-ology," a comic play by Kansas City playwright Nathan Jackson, runs Feb. 19 to March 21 at the Copaken Stage, 13th and Walnut.
This week in Columbia: The final performance of the Columbia Entertainment Company's production of the musical "Rent" is Friday at 1800 Nelwood Dr.
Stephens College presents Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing" on Friday through Sunday and again next weekend at the Macklanburg Playhouse.
The Columbia Civic Orchestra plays Prokofiev's Piano Concerto #3, Hindemith's "Symphonic Variations" and the world premier of Blanton's "Reflections for Orchestra" at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Missouri Theater Center for the Arts/
Celtic band Gaelic Storm performs on Feb. 23 at Jesse Hall on the University of Missouri campus.
Tim McGraw performs on Feb. 25 at the Mizzou Arena.
This week in St. Louis: On Friday, the fifth annual St. Louis Blues Fest, featuring Bobby Bland and Shirley Brown, will be at 7:30 p.m.at the Chaifetz Arena, Lindell and Market. Tickets are $49.50 and $59.50. The St. Louis Symphony combines forces with the Lift Every Voice Choir for the music from Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess" and Scott Joplin's "Treemonisha" at 7:30 p.m. at Powell Hall, Grand and Delmar. The Neville Brothers and Dr. John give a concert at the Touhill Performing Arts Center on the University of Missouri campus at 8 p.m.
At 6 p.m. on Saturday, the Arianna String Quartet play all the pieces in Beethoven's Opus. 18. Tickets are $42.
Philadanco presents dance and varied music in performances at 8 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday in the Edison Theatre at Washington University.
Gilbert and Sullivan's "H.M.S. Pinafore" will be presented at 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Touhill Performing Arts Center.
The St. Louis Symphony will play classical music and original scores from Looney Tunes cartoons in a concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Powell Hall.
On Sunday, the WWE wrestling league brings its Elimination Chamber to the Scottrade Center at 6:45 p.m. Tickets are $20 to $175.
The Broadway musical "Mamma Mia!" runs to Feb. 21 at the Fox Theatre. Tickets are $29 to $70.
St. Louis Repertory Theater's production of "The Dairy of Anne Frank" runs through March 7 at the Loretto Hilton Center on Webster University campus in Webster Groves.
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 8 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Sunday.
The Sheldon Chorale performs sacred music at 8 p.m. on Feb. 22 at the Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd.
The Black Repertory Theater's revue of "An Evening with Billie Holiday" featuring Vanessa Rubin opens Feb. 24 at the Grandel Theatre in Grand Center.
This week at the Pageant, 6161 Delmar, will be Yonder Mountain String Band on Friday and Saturday; Trey Anastasio and Classic Tab on Feb. 23.