This week in Monett: Joe Levanti's Horseshoe Theater returns to the Monett City Hall Auditorium at 7 p.m. on Saturday. Performers include the Backroads Bluegrass Band with fiddler Larry Miller, Osage, Ark.; mandolin player Tim Kendrick, Blue Eye; banjo player Billie Nelson, Green Forest, Ark.; guitarist Len Harden, Derby, Kan.; vocalist Lisa Harden; and bass player Larry Lewman, Ark City. Admission is $5.
The Den presents Die to Yourself and This Is Love in concert at 8 p.m. Friday at the church of the Nazarene.
At Mocha Jo's, 404 E. Broadway, the Vague performs at 7 p.m. on Friday. The trio of Micha and Caleb Miller and Chelsea Jones perform at 7 p.m. on Saturday. Israel Nash Gripka and the Fieros, a New York group on their "Sing for5 Your Supper Tour," perform at 7 p.m. on March 23.
In Cassville, the Buttermilk Gang performs at 9 p.m. on Friday at the A-Frame Restaurant.
This week in Springfield: The Springfield Contemporary Theatre at the Vandivort Center, 305 E. Walnut, fourth floor, presents Eric Bogosian's "Talk Radio," March 19 to April 3.
The Springfield Symphony and the Missouri State University Choir combine forces to perform Orff's "Carmina Burana" and Ravel's "Daphnes and Chloe Suite #2," at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $14 to $29.
A senior health and wellness expo is at Remingtons, 1655 W. Republic Road, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.
The Missouri State University Dance Department presents its spring concert at 7:30 p.m. on March 25 to 28 in Coger Theatre on the MSU campus. Tickets are $14.
Cantus, one of the top professional vocal choirs in the nation, perform at 7:30 p.m. on March 23 at the Barnett Fine Arts Recital Hall at Evangel University. The concert is free.
Also at Evangel University this week, the University Symphonic Band gives a concert at 7:30 p.m. on March 25. Senior voice recitals will be given by Elaine Basnett at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Tristin Wilson at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. Wesley Gose will give a horn recital at 6 p.m. on March 22.
A concert of compositions by Missouri State University music students will be given at 7:30 p.m. on March 24 at the Hammons Hall.
Country musician Josh Turner performs at 7:30 p.m. on March 25 at the Hammons Hall. Tickets are $39.50.
The Shrine Circus has shows at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Shrine Mosque, 601 St. Louis St. Tickets are $15.
This week at the Outland Ballroom, 326 South Ave., will be Cropdusters, Chance Ray and the Good Sinners on Friday; the Detectives on Saturday and Machine Gun Symphony on Saturday; Reno Bo, Light Pollution and Jesse James Wm on March 22; and the Detectives on March 25.
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 in Fayetteville, "Storytime Live!" presented by Nickelodeon offers shows for children at 6:30 p.m. on March 23, and 11 a.m., 3 and 6:30 p.m. on March 24. Tickets are $18.50 to $32.50.
At GoodFolks Productions, 229 N. Block in Fayetteville, Steve Kaufman performs at 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $20.
This week at George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, will be Full House, Bill Dollar and Loose Change, and Kevin Fowler on Friday; SilverStone on Saturday; Trampled by Turtles on Sunday; Finn Riggins, Hosta and Ctrl+Alt+Del on March 22; Judgment Day on March 23, Zach Gump on March 24; Wade Ogle, Jason Paul and Keith Nicholson on March 25.
At the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, scheduled recitals include Xavier Moore, voice, Justin Schilb, violin, Kevin Graber, Euphonium, on Friday; Jesse Austin, percussion, on Saturday; Lance Grigsby, trombone, Sunday, all in Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall; and Claire Detels, piano professor emeritus, March 23, in the Fayetteville Public Library, 401 W. Mountain, at 6 p.m. The Phunbags comedy improv troupe performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the University ballroom on Dickson.
The Eureka Springs Antique Show and Sale for the spring runs Friday through Sunday at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center.
This week in Joplin: Ozark Christian College Chapel, 1111 N. Main, has a 325th birthday concert for J.S. Bach at 3 p.m. on Sunday, performed by serveral organists, the Heritage String Quartet from Forest Park Baptist Church and duo pianists Gloria Sanborn and Karen Dunaway. The concert is free.
The musical "One Night In Frogtown" will be presented at 7 p.m. on March 25 at Joplin Memorial Hall, 212 W. 8th St.
The Stone's Throw Dinner Theater, 796 S. Stone Throw Lane in Carthage, has performances of David Auburn's play "Proof" on Friday and Saturday and again next weekend. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. with Sunday matinees. Tickets are $22.
At the Woodshed, 311 S. Main in the Carthage square, performing at 7:30 p.m. Friday is Drywood Bluegrass and Flint Hill Ramblers. Admission is $5.
In Neosho, the St. Patty's Revenge Urban Adventure Race for bicyclists starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday in Morse Park. Course time is up to four hours. Entry fee is required.
This week at the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, will be Retrorockerz on Friday; Solid Gold and ABS Band on Saturday; Mr. Lucky on March 24.
This week in Tulsa, Okla.: At the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd St., the Tulsa Ballet presents works by leading contemporary choreographers Stanton Welch, Nacho Duato and Young Soon Hue with a wide range of music on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. in Chapman Hall. Tickets are $35 to $70. Tennessee Williams' "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" will be presented Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Sunday, and again the following weekend, at the Liddy Doenges Theatre. Tickets are $15. Singer/songwriter John McCutcheon performs at 7:30 p.m. on Friday in the John H. Williams Theatre. Tickets are $28.
At the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver, the Black Eyed Peas with Ludacris will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $49.50 to $81.50. Sesame Street Live presents "1-2-3 Imagine!" on March 25 to 28 at 7 p.m. plus morning matinees. Tickets are $15 to $30.
This week at Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, will be Kevin Fowler and Emory Quinn on Saturday; Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Band of Skulls and the Pretty Black Chains on Sunday; Uglysuit, Gringo Star and Cecada on March 22; 100 Monkeys, Wighead, Alex and the Anders and the Kissing Club on March 23.
At the Expo Center, 4145 E. 21st St., the Tulsa International Auto Show runs through Sunday A gun and knife show is running on Saturday and Sunday.
This week in Pittsburg, Kan.: The Imani Winds perform at 7:30 p.m. on March 23 in McCray Recital Hall on the Pittsburg State University campus.
In Parsons, the Theatre Guild presents Ed Asner as FDR in a play by Dore Schary at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Parsons Municipal Auditorium. Admission is free.
This week in Nevada: "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)" will be presented by the Reduced Shakespeare Company at 8 p.m. on March 25 in the Cottey College Auditorium. Tickets are $8.
This week in Kansas City: On Friday, the Manchester Orchestra, the Features, Biffy Clyro and o'brother play at the Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania Ave. The Dan Band performs at the VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino. Travis Tritt plays at 8 p.m. in Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kan.
On Saturday, Grammy nominated jazz vocalist Oleta Adams performs at the Gem Theater, 1615 E. 18th St. Tickets are $40. Kansas City Opera presents
Verdi's "Rigoletto" on Saturday, and again on March 24, 26 and 28, at Lyric Hall, 11th and Central. Tickets are $63 and $84.
On Friday and Saturday, Funk Syndicate plays at the Argosy Casino, 777 Argosy Parkway in Riverside. The Showstopper American Dance Championships are at the Music Hall, 301 W. 13th.
On Sunday, illusionist Garry Carson offers "The Reality Magic Show" at 3 p.m. at the Folly Theater, 300 W. 12th. Tickets are $12.50. Musica Vocale offers its spring concert at 3 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Church, 2 West 75th St.
On March 22, John Mayer plays at the Sprint Center, 1100 Walnut. Tickets are $35 to $66. 100 Monkeys, (VaR) to Us, Blonde and Holy, and Mountain perform at the Beaumont Club.
On March 23, Soulfly, Prong, Incite and Rotting Corpse perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Midland Theatre. The Kansas City Conservatory of Music Wind Symphony will give a concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry.
On March 24, the Black Eyed Peas and Ludacris perform at the Sprint Center. The Stone Temple Pilots play at the Midland Theater, 1228 Main.
On March 25, Five for Fighting and Matt Wertz perform at the Beaumont Club. Salsa music is played at the Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway.
The Paul Mesner Puppet Studio presents "Puss in Boots" this weekend and next at 1006 E. Linwood.
The American Heartland Theatre presents "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" through April 25 at 2450 Grand Blvd. in Crown Center.
"Green Whales" runs through March 28 at the Unicorn Theatre, 3828 Main.
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 World Percussion Ensemble will perform at 8 p.m. on Friday at the Missouri Theater Center for the Arts, 203 S. 9th St.
"Playing for Time," a play on the life of Parisian singer Fania Fenelon, will be presented Friday through Sunday and again next weekend at the Warehouse Theatre, 100 Willis Ave.
As a fundraiser for Lee Expressive Arts Elementary School, Buster Keaton's silent film "Go West" will be shown at 6 p.m. on Saturday at the Missouri Theater Center with a live original score by the Rats and People Orchestra. Admission is $10.
The Harlem Globetrotters perform at 7 p.m. on March 25 in the Mizzou Arena.
This week in St. Louis: On Friday, Jay-Z brings his BP3 Tour to the Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Ave., at 7 p.m. Young Jersey and Trey Songz also perform. Tickets are $39 to $99. Vocalist David Gray performs at 8 p.m. at the Touhill Performing Arts Center on the University of Missouri campus.
On Friday and Saturday, the St. Louis Symphony with guest conductor Andre Previn will play Rachmaninoff's Symphony #3. Mozart's Piano Concerto #24, and Previn's "Diversions." The concert is at 8 p.m. at Powell Hall, Grand and Delmar. The dance troupe MADCO performs at 8 p.m. in the Lee Theater at the Touhill Performing Arts Center on the University of Missouri campus. Tickets are $20. The Schlafly Brewery's ninth annual Stout and Oyster Festival runs at the Schlafly Tap Room, 2100 Locust St. downtown.
On Saturday, John Mayer plays at the Scottrade Center. The Jimmie Hendrix touring tribute concert "Experience Hendrix" will be at the Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand. The 13 St. Louis museum stores will have a joint garage sale of close-out and clearance items from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the St. Louis Zoo Living World store. Admission is free.
On Sunday, the St. Louis Symphony will play a concert of American music by Bernstein, Copland, John Williams and Scott Joplin at 3 p.m. at Powell Hall. A stage production of "Yo Gabba Gabba!" will be presented at 2 and 5 p.m. at the Fox Theatre.
On March 25, the UMSL Jazz Combos Concert will be given at 7:30 p.m. in the Lee Theater in the Touhill Performing Arts Center.
The musical "Five Guys Named Moe" opens on March 24 and runs through April 25 at the Grandel Theatre off Grand near Powell Hall.
St. Louis Repertory Theater presents a 90-minute staged version of Dostoevsky's "Crime and Punishment" through March 28 at the Loretto-Hilton Center in Webster Groves. The Rep's production of "The Fantasticks" runs to April 11 at the Loretto-Hilton Center.
Eugene O'Neill's "Desire Under the Elms" is continuing with performances Friday through Sunday at the Kranzberg Arts Center Blackbox Theater, 501 N. Grand.
The Moolah Shrine Circus runs through Sunday at the Family Arena in St. Charles.
This week at the Pageant, 6161 Delmar, will be STS9 this weekend with Anna Sia on Friday and the Flying Skulls on Saturday; Black Rebel Motorcycles and Band of Skulls on March 23; Slightly Stoopid, Del the Funky Homosapien and the Aggrolites on March 25.