At Mocha Jo's, the inde rock band Heypenny from Nashville, Tenn., plays at 7 p.m.on March 11. Michaela Wallace plays at 7 p.m. on Saturday.
The band Highland Fall will play as part of the Den's March Madness Spring Concert series at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Church of the Nazarene, South Highway 37. Tickets are $3.
This week in Springfield: The St. Patrick's Day parade will begin at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday and head through the downtown district.
Comedian Jeff Dunham brings his "Identity Crisis Tour" to the John Q. Hammons Arena at 8 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $44.50.
Horsefest runs Friday through Sunday at the Ozark Empire Fairground.
The Springfield Orchid Show will be held Saturday and Sunday at the Southside Senior Center, Fremont and Seminole, beginning at 10 a.m. both days.
The Glenn Miller Orchestra plays at 7:30 p.m. on March 16 at the Gillioz theatre, 325 Park Central East. Tickets are $35.
Marimba player Naoko Takada performs at 7:30 p.m. on March 17 at the Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $20.
At the Missouri State University campus, a gala to benefit the Springfield Regional Opera will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Coger Theatre at Craig Hall. Tickets are $40. The dance troupe Step Afrika performs at 7 p.m. on March 16 at the Plaster Student Union Theater.
This week at the Outland Ballroom, 326 South Ave., will be We Are Like The Spider and Lucy and the Popsonics on Friday; Farley Waffles and the Electric Wardrobe play on Saturday; and the Detectives on March 18.
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.
This week in northwest Ark.: At the Walton Arts Center, 495 Dickson, Jamey Johnson performs at 8 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $33 and $40. The Walter Savage Trip plays at 7 p.m. on March 18. Tickets are $16 to $51.
This week at George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, will be Big Uns, Earl's Garage, Paper Tongues, Jarris, and Mountain Sprout on Friday; Two Cow Garage, Tumbledown, and Andrew Anderson; Sammus Theory, Pretty Boy Convoy and Knowing Hand on March 16; Ayurveda and Open Addition on March 17; and Kevin Fowler on March 18.
At the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, a concert of instrumental ensembles playing a wide range of classical music will be given at 7 p.m. on Friday in the Fine Arts Center. The University's Tuba Euphonium Ensemble gives a concert at 4 p.m. on Saturday in the Fine Arts Center. The University Concert Choir will give its spring concert at 7:30 p.m. on March 16. The Fringe Festival, including plays acted, directed and written by students, runs March 16-18 in the Halslip Theatre.
At the Starlight Stadium in Fayetteville, the Backwoods Betties and the ICT Roller Girls clash in roller derby action at 7 p.m. on Saturday.
"Annie Jr.," a sequel to the hit Broadway musical, runs through Sunday at the Arts Live Theatre in the University of Arkansas Ballroom on Dickson Street in Fayetteville. Shows are at 7 p.m. with 2 p.m. matinees on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $8.
The Arkansas Winds with mezzo Carmen Sanders perform "From Opera to Broadway" at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main in Springdale.
The Funny-Bone Rock-a-Billy Hoe Down will be given at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the Victory Theater, 116 S. 2nd St. in Rogers. Tickets are $5.
The 17th annual St. Patrick's Day parade in Eureka Springs will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday downtown.
A Beer Can And Breweriana Collectors Show will be held Sunday at the Best Western Inn, 207 W. Van Buren.
This week in Joplin: At Missouri Southern State University, percussionist Pablo Bagilet will give a recitation at 7:30 p.m. on Friday in Phinney Hall in the MSSU Fine Arts Building. The Southern Jazz Orchestra gives its winter concert at 7:30 p.m. on March 16 in the Taylor Performing Arts Center. The Concert Band and Wind Ensemble Concert will be at 7:30 p.m. on March 18 in the Taylor Center.
Joplin Little Theatre presents "The Nerd" through Sunday at 3009 W. 1st St. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. plus 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $13.
At Joplin Memorial Hall, 212 W. 8th St., the Bob and Tom Comedy All-Stars perform at 7:30 p.m. on Friday. The BarlowGirl's Love and War Tour with Stellar Kart and VOTA will give its show at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday.
The Stone's Throw Dinner Theater, 796 S. Stone Throw Lane in Carthage, opens its run of David Auburn's play "Proof" for a two-weekend run on March 18. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. with Sunday matinees.
This week at the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, will be the Dropouts on Friday and Saturday, Full Flava Kings on Saturday and Wild Okra on March 16.
This week in Miami, Okla.: Josh Abbott performs at the Buffalo Run Casino on Friday.
A touring production of "Route 66: The Musical" featuring pop "road" songs of the 1950s and '60s will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Coleman Theatre, 103 N. Main.
This week in Tulsa, Okla.: The Tulsa Gridiron," a satirical show on popular events and personalities, will be held at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Liddy Doenges Theater in the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd St. Tickets are $25 and $50.
The Borealis String Quartet plays works by Haydn, Dvorak and late Beethoven in a concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday in the John H. Williams Theatre at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $25.
Political commentator Glenn Beck will speak at noon on Saturday at the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver. Tickets are $47 to $127.
This week at Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, will be Baron Von Swagger, the Heat Circle, Crazylove, Infinite Sound Supply, Relentless and Floodlyne on Saturday; 13 bands and acts raising funds for Haiti at 3 p.m. on Sunday; and Flogging Molly, the Architects and Synthetic Elements on March 15.
A Toughman Competition will be held Friday and Saturday at the SpiritBank Event Center, 105th and Memorial, at 8 p.m.
At the Expo Center, 4145 E. 21st St., the Greater Tulsa Home and Garden Show runs March 11 to 14. The Tulsa International Auto Show runs March 18 to 21.
"Alice in Wonderland" will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday at the Tulsa Spotlight Theater, 1381 Riverside Drive.
"Route 66: The Musical" will be presented on Sunday at the Robson Performing Arts Center, 101 E. Stuart Roosa in Claremore.
In Broken Arrow, the Mo-Kan Rollergirlz from Joplin take on the Green Country Roller Girls' Thunder Dollz in roller derby action at 6 p.m. on Sunday at the Roller Sports Arena, 551 W. Oakland Place. The Glenn Miller Orchestra plays at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Arts and Humanities Council, 601 S. Main.
This week in Fort Scott, Kan.: The 29th annual Spring College Rodeo runs through Sunday at the Arnold Arena on the Community College campus in Fort Scott, Kan. Admission is $8.
This week in Kansas City: On Friday, Trace Bundy plays at the Uptown Theater, 3600 Broadway. Six bands play for supremacy in club wars at the VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino. The Stylistics and the Emotions give a 1970s' Soul Power concert at the Midland Theater, 1228 Main. Celtic fiddler Natalie MacMaster plays with the Kansas City Symphony at 8 p.m. at the Church of the Resurrection.
On Saturday, the Celtic band the Elders play their eighth annual Hoolie at the Midland Theater at 8 p.m. with Big Smith as guests. The Uptown Theater has two shows: Making Movies and Vilos play at 8 p.m.; 12 bands play in a March Madness concert at 7 p.m.
On Sunday, Flogging Molly and the Architects play at the Uptown Theater. Kill Switch Engage is at the Midland Theater with the Devil Wears Prada and Dark Tranquility. The Kansas City String Quartet Program presents "It's A String Thing" at 3 p.m. in Centennial Hall at the Pembroke School, 5121 State Line Road.
On March 15, Bon Jovi and Dashboard Confessional play at the Sprint Center, 1100 Walnut.
On March 16, 14 performers and bands participate in a tribute to Jimmy Hendrix at the Uptown Theater. Christte Michele with Laura Izibor and Lem Payne are at the Midland Theater.
On March 17, David Gray and Phosphorescent play at the Uptown Theater. The Disney On Ice: Worlds of Fantasy will be at the Sprint Center.
A tattoo convention runs Friday through Sunday at the Uptown Theater.
The Shen Yun Performing Arts troupe presents classical Chinese dance and music at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Music Hall, 13th and Central. Tickets are $33 to $119.
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.
"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 to March 21 at the Copaken Stage, 13th and Walnut.
"Broadway's Best," a cabaret revue of 60 years of Tony Award winning shows will be presented by four singers through April 3 at the Quality Hill Playhouse, 303 W. 10th St.
This week in Columbia: The Missouri Kennel Club Dog Show is Saturday and Sunday at the Boone County Fairgrounds.
The Plowman Chamber Music Competition concludes with a public concert at 7 p.m. at the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts at 7 p.m. on Sunday.
On Sunday, the String of Pearls Big Band Orchestra plays a concert of 1940s' music in Jesse Hall on the University of Missouri campus. The 70-member Columbia Community Band plays at 4 p.m. at Memorial Baptist Church, 1634 Paris Road.
On Monday, the annual University of Missouri Chancellor's Concert will feature the Concert Jazz Band, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, University Philharmonic, and University Singers. Tickets are $10.
This week in St. Louis: On Friday, comedians Arnez J, Earthquake, Sheryl Underwood and Jay Lamont perform at the Chaifetz Arena, Lindell and Market.
On Saturday, the St. Patrick's Day Parade goes from downtown to Union Station, starting at 9 a.m. A 1970s' soul concert featuring Main Ingredient, Stylistics, Emotions, and Ray Goodman and Brown will be at 8 p.m. in the Chaifetz Arena. The String of Pearls Big Band Orchestra gives its Big Band concert at 4 and 8 p.m. in the Roberts Orpheum, 416 N. 9th St. The Ohio Northern University Men's Chorus performs at 7 p.m. at the Third Baptist Church, Grand and Washington.
The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra with the Meredith Monk Vocal Ensemble play works by Meredith Monk, Bartok and Stravinsky at 8 p.m. on Sunday at Powell Hall, Grand and Delmar.
Elvis impressionist Bill Cherry performs at 7 p.m. Friday and 6 and 9 p.m. on Saturday at the Lumiere Theatre, 999 N. 2nd St.
On Sunday, English singer-songwriter Jamie Cullum performs at 7:30 p.m. at the Roberts Orpheum.
Final performances of Estelle Parsons' play "August: Osage County" run through Sunday at the Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand.
Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest" runs through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Touhill Performing Arts Center.
Eugene O'Neill's "Desire Under the Elms" runs Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Kranzberg Arts Center Blackbox Theater.
The Alexandra Ballet presents "Giselle" at the Touhill Performing Arts Center at the University of Missouri at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $20 to $30.
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.
On March 16, Tim Meyers performs at the Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd.
The Ancient Order of Hibernians' St. Patrick's Day Parade in the Dogtown neighborhood, Tamm and Oakland Ave., will be at 11:30 a.m. on March 17.
The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis presents "The Fantasticks" March 17 to April 11 at the Loretto-Hilton Center in Webster Groves.
On March 18, the Dan Band plays at the VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino.
The Moolah Shrine Circus runs March 18 to 21 at the Family Arena in St. Charles.
This week at the Pageant, 6161 Delmar, will be the North Mississippi All Stars and Hill Country Revue on Friday; G. Love and Special Sauce, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad on Saturday; Killswitch Engage, the Devil Wears Prada and Dark Tranquility on March 15.