This week in Monett: The Monett Chamber of Commerce annual banquet featuring the Lennon Brothers and sister Gail for entertainment will be held at 6:30 p.m. today at the Southwest Area Career Center. Tickets are $22.50.
On Friday, Stephanie Smith will be the performer hosted by The Den at 7 p.m. at Church of the Nazarene on South Highway 37. Admission is $5.
At Mocha Jo's, 404 E. Broadway, Nate Brown will play an acoustic set at 7 p.m. on Friday. Amy Sampson will play guitar and sing at 7 p.m. on Saturday. The Christian Writers Guild meets at 6:30 p.m. on Monday.
This week in Springfield: Shinedown performs at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the Shrine Mosque, 601 St. Louis St.
The Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden hosts the seventh annual Cherry Blossom Kite Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday at Nathanael Greene Park, 2400 S. Scenic Ave. Kite making materials will be available.
At Missouri State University, the MSU Dance Department presents its spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Coger Theatre on the Missouri State University campus. Tickets are $14. Area dance students will be able to take classes with the MSU students at 9 a.m. in McDonald Arena. The MSU Concert Chorale will be at 7 p.m. on Sunday at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2852 S. Dayton Ave. The Symphonic Band and Concert Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. on March 30 at the Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts.
Original members of the Ozark Mountain Daredevils perform with David Wilson and Ned-the-Band Wilkinson as part of the Ozark House Concert series at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Clara Thompson Hall at Drury House. Tickets are $10.
The R.K. Gun Show will run Saturday and Sunday at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.
The Springfield Contemporary Theatre at the Vandivort Center, 305 E. Walnut, fourth floor, presents Eric Bogosian's "Talk Radio," with shows through Sunday and again next weekend.
Evangel University's Chorale performs at 7:30 p.m. on March 30 at Barnett Recital Hall.
The Springfield-Drury Civic Orchestra performs Mozart's Oboe Concerto with soloist Amy Goesser-Kolb and Dvorak's Cello Concerto with Andy Kolb as soloist at 7:30 p.m. on April 1 in Stone Chapel at Drury University.
This week at the Outland Ballroom, 326 South Ave., will be Cornbelt Chorus and Black Bird Cathedral on Friday; a tribute to Tom Petty on Saturday; and the Detectives on April 1.
Final performances of Ron Boutwell's "The Outpouring" runs through Saturday at the Stained Glass Theater, 1996 W. Evangel in Ozark. 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.
|"Noah: The Musical" opens Sunday and runs through Oct. 16 at the Sight and Sound Theatre, 1001 Shepherd of the Hills Expressway in Branson.|
This week in northwest Ark.: At the Walton Arts Center, 495 Dickson in Fayetteville, a benefit concert to help relief efforts in Haiti featuring musicians Brock Short and the Fire, Groovement and Band Earl and Them plus comedians Jay Dee and Marcus Lane at 8 p.m. on Friday. Tickets are $15. Rock star Joe Bonamassa performs at 8 p.m. on Saturday in the Baum Walker Hall. Tickets are $39 to $69. A touring production of the Broadway revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "South Pacific" runs March 30 to April 1 at 7 p.m. and through next weekend. Tickets start at $35.50.
This week at George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, will be the Bel Airs, Tiffany Christopher and members of the Fayetteville Funk Ensemble on Friday; Big Smith on Saturday; Switchfoot on March 30; G. Love and Special Sauce, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad on March 31; and the Ben Miller Band on April 1.
At the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, a brass quintet recital is at 7:30 p.m. on March 29; a woodwind quintet recital is at 7 p.m. on March 30; the Quintelements Woodwind Quintet plays at 7 p.m. on April 1, all in the Fine Arts Center, Stella Boyle Smith concert hall.
The 20th annual Eureka Springs Kite Festival will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday at 239 Turpentine Creek Lane.
This week in Joplin: The Joplin Museum Train Show and Swap Meet will be held in the Joplin Museum Complex at 7th and Schifferdeker. Over 50 tables of trains, operating layouts and memorabilia will be available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is $3.
At Missouri Southern State University on March 30, Dr. Chris Dowd will lead a discussion on Mark Twain as part of the statewide ReadMOre project, at 6:30 p.m. in Spiva Library. The film "Mother Jones of the Angels" will be shown at 7 p.m. in Cornell Auditorium. Debra Snodgrass will give a piano recital at 7:30 p.m. on April 1 in Corley Auditorium.
The Stone's Throw Dinner Theater, 796 S. Stone Throw Lane in Carthage, has performances of David Auburn's play "Proof" on Friday through Sunday. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. with Sunday matinees. Tickets are $22.
A festival of jazz featuring area high school bands and professionals will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday at Carl Junction High School. Admission is $4.
At artCentral, 1110 East 13th St. in Carthage, a sculpture show featuring Bill Snow, Robin Putnam and Justin Hale runs noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday.
At the Powers Museum, 1617 W. Oak St. in Carthage, a show "Before Highway 66" opens on March 30, with early autos, auto trails and businesses before 1926. Museum hours are 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
In Neosho, the Newton County Historical Society will exhibit the Laura Ingalls Wilder complete toy collection at the Newton County Historical Park, 121 N. Washington Ave., beginning at 1 p.m.
Crowder College in Neosho will host the Tri-State's Best 2010 Talent and Variety Show, with talent from singers to jugglers, beginning at 4 p.m. on Saturday.
At the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, performers will be Mister Lucky on Friday and Saturday; and Brent Baker on March 31.
This week in Miami, Okla.: At Buffalo Run Casino, Aaron Watson performs on Friday.
At the Coleman Theatre, 103 N. Main, "100 Years of Broadway," a revue of musical theater selections will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.
This week in Tulsa, Okla.: At the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd St.:
|* The Elders, the Celtic band from Kansas City that has played at Pierce City's Howdy Neighbor Days, performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the John H. Williams Theatre.||* The Tulsa Symphony Orchestra plays the Ravel 's "Daphnes and Chloe Suite #2" and Piano Concerto in G with Sun Min Kim as soloist, plus music of Berlioz in an all-French concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $10 to $65.|
* The Jambalaya Jass Band plays at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday in the John H. Williams Theatre. Tickets are $10.
* A 45-minute show of dance, music, theatre and video commemorates the Alfred P. Murrah Building bombing in Oklahoma City 15 years ago. The performance will be at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday in the Liddy Doenges Theatre, followed by a question and answer session.
* Rain, a Beatles tribute show, runs at 7:30 p.m. March 30 to April 1 and again next weekend in the Chapman Music Hall. Tickets are $18 to $53.
At the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver. Sesame Street Live presents "1-2-3 Imagine!" through Sunday at 7 p.m. plus morning matinees. Tickets are $15 to $30.
At the SpiritBank Events Center, 105th and Memorial, will be the Mardi Gras Cheerleading Nationals. Admission is $10.
This week at Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, will be Campus on Fire, La Moustache, Jonathan Hatley, Franke Lee, StArBoX, Serpent Wise, Up Was Down, patrick Day and Swan and Sword on Friday; plus Randy Houser and the Brandon Clark Band on Saturday.
At the Tulsa Expo Center, 4145 E. 21st St., will be the 2010 AKC National Agility Championship Friday through Sunday, as well as the Green County RV and Outdoor Show in the Quik Trip Center. The Tulsa Flea Market is Saturday, opening at 8 a.m. in the lower level.
This week in Nevada: The Alabama-based trio Ohio Avenue performs modern rock music in the Cottey College dining room at 8 p.m. on March 31. Tickets are $5.
This week in Fort Scott, Kan.: This is the final weekend for the exhibit "Reflections on the War: Women and their Civil War Quilts" at the National Historic Site, the park's Grand Hall and the infantry barracks at the fort. A symposium, "Voices from the Quilts," will be held Friday and Saturday. Call 620-223-0310 for details.
On Saturday, Cherry Bomb plays at the Liberty Theater, 113 S. Main.
This week in Kansas City: On Friday, the original Wailers perform at the VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino. X Parté plays at the Ameristar Casino. Thirteen bands play at the Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway. The Kansas City Symphony chamber Players perform music by Sibelius, Nielsen, Svendsen and Grieg at 8 p.m. at the Bell Cultural Events Center at Mid America Nazarene University in Olathe, Kan.
On Saturday, Imani Winds performs at the University of Missouri's White Recital Hall, 4949 Cherry, at 7:30 p.m. The Toronto-based band Woodhands plays at the Uptown Theater with EZ Brothers and Soulstrutter. Not There, New TV Set and Andrew Woody play at the Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania. The KC Roller Warriors play the Coll-Ides of March at 7 p.m. in the Municipal Arena, 13th and Central. NPR's Bill McGlaughlin leads the Bach Area Soloists in an "Inspired by Bach" concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Village Presbyterian Church, 6641 Mission Road in Prairie Village, Kan.
The Heartland Men's Chorus performs songs of the British Invasion at 8 p.m. on Saturday and 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Folly Theater, 300 W. 12th St.
Friday through Sunday at the Convention Center, 13th and Central will be the COA Cheer and Dance National Championships. Across the street at the Music Hall is the Revolution Talent Competition.
Kansas City Opera presents Verdi's "Rigoletto" on Friday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. at Lyric Hall, 11th and Central. Tickets are $63 and $84.
On March 30, Twiztid, Potluck, Kung Fu Vampire and Freddy Grimes play at the Beaumont Club.
On March 31, Puscifer with Hamburger plays at the Uptown Theater.
On April 1 there will be another Salsa Night at the Uptown Theater.
"Green Whales" runs through Sunday at the Unicorn Theatre, 3828 Main.
"Pride and Joy" and other plays by Paul Rudnick opens April 1 for a three weekend run at the Unicorn Theatre, 3828 Main.
The Kansas City Repertory Theatre's production of William Inge's comic drama "Bus Stop" runs through April 3 in the Spencer Theater at the University of Missouri, 4949 Cherry.
The American Heartland Theatre presents "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" through April 25 at 2450 Grand Blvd. in Crown Center.
"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 final performance of "Playing for Time," a play on the life of Parisian singer Fania Fenelon, will be Friday at the Warehouse Theatre, 100 Willis Ave.
This week in St. Louis: On Friday, Martina McBride and Trace Adkins perform at the Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Ave. at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $27.25 to $67.25. Latin Band Tiemp Libre plays at the Edison Theatre at Washington University at 8 p.m.
On Saturday, Arlo Guthrie and family play at 8 p.m. at the Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd. Jason Aldean plays at the Family Arena in St. Charles.
Mo'Nique brings her stand-up comedy show to the Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand, at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $39.50 to $59.50.
Aszure Barton and her dancers perform at the Touhill Performing Arts Center at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $30 to $50.
The St. Louis Symphony plays Mozart's Piano Concerto #20 with soloist Orli Shaham and the Symphony #8 by Shostakovich at 8 p.m. on Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday in Powell Hall, Delmar and Grand.
On Sunday, the Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra plays at the Touhill Center.
The ensemble Celtic Woman plays at the Fox Theatre March 30 and 31 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $48 and $68.
The musical "Five Guys Named Moe," featuring the hits of Louis Jordan, 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 Sunday 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.
This week at the Pageant, 6161 Delmar, will be Patty Griffin and Buddy Miller on Friday. Chuck Berry's show on Saturday is sold out.