Joe Levanti's Horseshoe Theater returns for its 2010 season. The first show will be Alan Young and Friends playing bluegrass at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Monett City Hall Auditorium, Fifth and Bond. Tickets are $5.
At Mocha Jo's, 404 E. Broadway, Jack Jessup brings his act from the Hard Luck Cafe in Branson, for music at 6:30 p.m. on Friday. Marta Paul, from the Mocha Jo's Idol contest, plays at 7 p.m. Saturday.
This week in Springfield: Missouri State University will host the state high school one-act play and readers' theatre competition on Friday and Saturday in Coger Theatre and Balcony Theatre in Craig Hall, starting at 7:30 a.m. each day. Performances are open to the public. The music department hosts Double Reed Day at 10 a.m. on Saturday in Ellis Hall.
The Recreational Vehicle Mega Show runs Friday through Sunday at the Ozark Empire Fair.
Eric Church performs at 8 p.m. on Saturday at the Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East. Tickets are $25.
Evangel University is hosting the Southern Missouri Fine Arts Festival of the Assemblies of God on Saturday. Approximately 1,000 middle school and high school students will compete in art, communication, short sermon, drama, instrumental, vocal, and writing.
Drury University is hosting a jazz festival from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. The festival concert will be at 7:30 p.m. in Clara Thompson Hall.
Neil LaBute's play "The Shape of Things" at the Wilhoit Theatre on the Drury University campus. Shows are at 8 p.m. Friday and 2 and 8 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $10.
At Remington's, 1655 W. Republic Road, is the Country Treasures Garage Sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.
This week at the Outland Ballroom, 326 South Ave., will be Back Porch Mary, Chance Ray and the Good Sinners on Friday; the Nautical West, Bringers of the Dawn and Werkhorse on Saturday; and the Detectives on March 8.
At the Stained Glass Theater, 1996 W. Evangel in Ozark, Ron Boutwell's "The Outpouring" runs 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.
At the Rock House, 41 High Street in Reeds Spring, Tiffany Christopher performs at 8 p.m. on Saturday.
This week in northwest Ark.: At the Walton Arts Center, 495 Dickson in Fayetteville, the tango and gypsy jazz band Zum appears in concert March 4 and 5. Tickets start at $16. George Thorogood and the Destroyers play at 7 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $25.50 to $100.50. A touring production of the musical "Hairspray" will give a show at 7 p.m. on March 10. Tickets are $55.50 to $75.50. Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra perform at 7 p.m. on March 11. Tickets are $56 to $79.
Dana Cooper plays at GoodFolk Productions, 229 N. Block St., at 8 p.m. on Friday. Tickets are $12.
This week at George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, will be Earl and Them, the FOS Project, Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights, and the Ben Miller Band on Friday; Fayetteville Funk Ensemble on Sunday; Bobaflex on March 8; Cody Belew and the Mercers on March 10; and the Randy Rogers Band on March 11.
At the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, organist Nathan Laube performs music by Bach, Mendelssohn and Frank at 8 p.m. on March 8 in the Fine Arts Center. The C.J. Morris Percussion Recital plays at 7 p.m. on March 10 in the Fine Arts Center.
Glen Berger's play "Underneath the Lintel," a mystery about the return on a 113-year-overdue library book that leaves a trail across Europe and into China, runs through March 14 at Theatre Square, 505 W. Spring St. Tickets are $22.
At Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main, a theatrical production of "Winnie the Pooh" will be presented at 3 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $16. The 11th annual children's Celebrate Arts Exhibition opens Friday and runs through March 29.
The Pine Mountain Jamboree opens its 2010 season at Pine Mountain Village, 2075 E. Van Buren in Eureka Springs with an all-day show on Friday.
This week in Joplin: Pro Musica presents the Ensemble Galelei's "A Universe of Dreams" program, with projections from the Hubble Telescope and readings by NPR's Neal Conan. The program is at 7 p.m. on Friday at Central Christian Center, 410 Virginia.
The Spiva Center for the Arts opens its annual photography show PhotoSpiva on Saturday, running through April 25, at Third and Wall. A lecture on how photographers can best present their work will be offered by Deborah Kiochko at 2 p.m. on Saturday.
Missouri Southern State University's production of the musical "Fiddler on the Roof" has performances at 7:30 p.m. through Sunday in the Taylor Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $5.
State judging for vocal music solo and small ensembles will be held Friday, and judging for instrumental solos and small ensembles will be held Saturday, at various locations around the Missouri Southern State University campus.
The MSSU Symphonic Orchestra will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. on March 11 in Taylor Performing Arts Center.
Percussionist Pablo Bagilet will give a master class at noon on March 11 and a recitation at 7:30 p.m. on March 12, both in Phinney Hall in the MSSU Fine Arts Building.
Joplin Little Theatre presents "The Nerd" Friday through Sunday and March 10 to 13. Shows are 3009 W. 1st St. at 7:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $13.
Performing Friday at the Woodshed Emporium, 311 S. Main in downtown Carthage, will be Old Wire Road and the Workman Bluegrass Band. The music starts at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5.
Performing this week at the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, will be Joe Giles and the Homewreckers on Friday, the Nace Brothers and Area 51 on Saturday, and Solace on March 10.
This week in Miami, Okla.: At the Buffalo Run Casino, Asleep at the Wheel performs on Saturday.
This week in Tulsa, Okla.: Nora Jones performs at the Brady Theater, 105 W. Brady. Tickets are $47.50 and $57.50.
At the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd St., Tulsa Opera presents Verdi's "Rigoletto" on Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the Chapman Music Hall. Tickets are $22 to $98. "Flight," a performance using machines and film projections to explore the urge to fly, will be presented Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. in the Liddy Doenges Theatre. Tickets for $20. "The Immigrant," a play by Mark Harelik telling a true story of a turn-of-the-century Jewish immigrant from Russia moving to Texas and achieving the American dream, runs Friday and Saturday and again March 10-13 in the John H. Williams Theatre. Tickets are $30. The next play in the "Tuna" series, "Tuna Does Vegas," will run March 8-11 in the Chapman Music Hall, with shows at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 to $50. An exhibit of paintings by Marjorie Atwood opens March 5 and runs to March 21 in the PAC gallery.
At the Mabee Center, 7777 Lewis Ave., the musical "Songs for a New World" by Jason Robert Brown will be given by the Oral Roberts University Theatre Department Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10.
At the SpiritBank Events Center, 105th and Memorial, XFL "March Badness" will be presented at 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $25 to $105. Oklahoma Auction Gallery estate auction starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday.
This week at Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, will be Big Gigantic on Friday; the Round-Up Boys and Oklahoma Stomp in a birthday tribute to Bob Wills on Saturday; Eric Church and Josh Thompson on Sunday; Twiztid, Potluck and Kung Fu Vampire on March 9; Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights, Pilgram in Miniver Cheevy on March 10; and Frontier Ruckus and Fiawna Forte on March 11.
This week in Nevada: The Community Council on the Performing Arts presents the community choir concert "The Spring Fling" on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Fox Playhouse, 110 S. Main downtown. Tickets are $6.
This week in Pittsburg, Kan.: The 36th annual Jazz Festival will be at 7:30 p.m. on Friday featuring the John Fedchock New York Big Band at Memorial Hall, 503 N. Pine.
The Pittsburg State University Choir will appear in concert at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday at McCray Hall. The PSU Theatre Department presents Jane Anderson's play "The Baby Dance" at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday in the PSU Studio Theatre.
This week in Kansas City: The Greater Kansas City International Auto Show in Bartle Hall at the Convention Center, 13th and Central. On Friday, the KC All Stars perform. On Saturday, the Beatles tribute band Liverpool plays. Woodstock Flashback plays on Sunday. Doors open at 10 a.m. each day.
The Kansas City Symphony plays Beethoven's Piano Concerto #1 with Robert Levin, soloist, and Copland's Symphony #3 at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the Lyric Theater, 11th and Central, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday in Yardley Hall on the Johnson County Community College campus in Overland Park, Kan.
On Friday, Thieves, Roman Numerals, Capybara, Olympic Size, Grisly Hands and Dreams are for Rookies play at the Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania. Two prize-winning pianists, Behzod Abduraimov and Stanislav Ioudenitch, play a recital at 8 p.m. at the Folly Theater, 200 W. 12th.
On Saturday, Norah Jones performs at the Midland Theater, 1228 Main. On the Record plays at the Beaumont Club. The Moscow State Radio Symphony Orchestra plays at 8 p.m. at the Folly Theater. Melvin Seals and JGB and the Schwag play at 8 p.m. at the Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway.
On Sunday, the VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino will have eight bands playing for supremacy at 6 p.m. The Oscar broadcast will be shown on a big screen at the Uptown Theater. Professional Bull Riders put on a show at 2 p.m. on Sunday in the Sprint Center, 100 Walnut.
On March 9, Flobots, Steddy P and Ces Cru play at the Beaumont Club.
The Kansas City Chorale performs "Sing To Love" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Visitation Church, 5141 Main, and 2 p.m. Sunday at Asbury United Methodist Church, 5400 W. 75th St. in Prairie Village, Kan.
At the Lied Center at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, the Albers Trio plays pieces by Mozart, Beethoven and Ross Bauer at 2 p.m. Sunday. The Japanese taiko drumming ensemble Shidara plays at 7:30 p.m. on March 10.
Eugene O'Neill's play "Moon of the Misbegotten" runs through March 14 at the metropolitan Ensemble Theater, 3614 Main. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. with 2 p.m. Sunday matinees.
"Spooky Dog: A Scooby-Doo Mystery" for adults runs through Sunday at the Coterie Theatre in Crown Center, 2450 Grand.
"Green Whales" runs through March 28 at the Unicorn Theatre, 3828 Main.
Donizetti's opera "The Elixir of Love" will be performed March 11 to 14 at the White Recital Hall Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday.
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.
Cole Porter's "Kiss Me Kate" opens for a three-week run at 8 p.m. on March 11 at the Quality Hill Playhouse, 303 W. 10th St.
This week in Columbia: Stephens College's annual dance company spring concert runs Friday through Sunday and again next weekend at the Macklanburg Playhouse.
Eileen Ivers and the Immigrant Soul Band play Celtic and African diaspora music at 8 p.m. on Sunday at the Missouri Theater Center, 203 S. 9th St.
This week in St. Louis: On Friday, the Irish Rovers play at 8 p.m. at the Shelton Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd. Tickets are $35 and $40.
On Saturday, magician Mike Super presents a show at 8 p.m. at the Touhill Performing Arts Center on the University of Missouri campus. Tickets are $20 and $30. "The Showdown," the historic black college and university drum line show, runs at 2 p.m. at the Chaifetz Arena, Lindell and Market. Tickets are $15.
On Sunday, the Bach Society of St. Louis presents J.S. Bach's Mass in B Minor at 7 p.m. at St. Francis Xavier College Church.
Ballet Magnificat performs Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Edison Theatre at Washington University.
Comedian Ron White brings his "Behavioral Problems" tour to the Roberts Orpheum, 416 N. 9th St., at 8 p.m. Friday and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $43.75.
The St. Louis Symphony perform's Holst's "The Planets" and the Violin Concerto by Ligeti at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at Powell Hall, Grand and Delmar.
Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest" runs Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and March 10 to 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the Touhill Performing Arts Center.
The Disney on Ice show "Let's Celebrate" runs March 10 to 14 at the Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Ave.
Pianist Peter Henderson plays Chopin and Paderewski at the Sheldon Concert Hall at 8 p.m. on March 10.
Estelle Parsons' play "August: Osage County" runs to March 14 at the Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand.
The Black Repertory Theater presents a revue of music by Billie Holiday starring Vanessa Rubin at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Grandel Theater, 3610 Grandel Square.
This week at the Pageant, 6161 Delmar, will be Eric Church, Josh Thompson and Rick Monroe on Friday; the Magnetic Fields and Laura Barrett on Saturday; Rodrigo Y Gabriela and the Alex Skolnick Trio on March 9; and Willie Nelson and family on March 11.