This week in Springfield: Comedienne Loni Love presents a show at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at the Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East. Tickets are $20.
The Springfield Contemporary Theatre at the Vandivort Center, 305 E. Walnut, fourth floor, presents Eric Bogosian's "Talk Radio," with shows Friday and Saturday.
The Springfield Little Theater's production of Lanford Wilson's "HOT L Baltimore" runs Friday through Sunday and again next weekend at the Landers Theatre, 311 E. Walnut.
A benefit for CASA's Kids will be presented by the Skinny Improv troupe at 8:30 p.m. on April 7 at Clara Thompson Hall on the Drury University campus. Tickets are $5.
Evangel University will have a jazz ensemble concert at 7:30 p.m. on April 6 at Barnett Recital Hall.
This week at the Outland Ballroom, 326 South Ave., will be Database from Brazil on Friday; New Soul Cowboys, the Paperclips, Pilot Whale and Nautical West on Saturday; Lucero, Glossary and Cropdusters on April 6; the Wonder Years, We R The Union, Such Gold, Continuance and the Detectives on April 8.
At the Rock House, 41 High St. in Reeds Spring, Michael Brewer performs at 8 p.m. on Saturday.
This week in northwest Ark.: At the Walton Arts Center, 495 Dickson in Fayetteville, a touring production of the Broadway revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "South Pacific" has shows at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday plus 7 p.m. on Sunday, and matinees at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday Tickets start at $35.50. Kenny Loggins will perform at 7:30 p.m. on April 6. Tickets are $45 and $75.
At the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, the Starr Young Artist Piano Competition offers master classes at 7 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 224 N. East St., on Friday. Semi-finals are at 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday. Finals are at 7:15 p.m. Saturday in the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall. A violin recital by Alician Mueller will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday in the Fine Arts Center. A faculty brass quintet will give a recital at 7:30 p.m. on April 6 and pianist Hee-Kyung Juhn will give a piano recital at 8 p.m. on April 7, both in the Fine Arts Center. The University Jazz Ensembles will give a concert at 7:30 p.m. on April 7 at the Union Ballroom.
This week at George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, will be the Nace Brothers and Boom Kinetic on Friday; Charlie Robinson on Saturday; and Shooter Jennings and Outernational on April 6.
The 33rd annual War Eagle Mill Easter Egg Hunt will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the War Eagle Park, east of Rogers.
This week in Joplin: At Missouri Southern State University, faculty member Debra Snodgrass will offer a piano recital at 7:30 p.m. April 1 in Corley Hall.
The MSSU Jazz Orchestra with guest Kathy Macomber will present a concert of Big Band music at 7:30 p.m. on April 6 at Joplin Memorial Hall. Tickets are $13.
The Mozartean Players present a concert for the Pro Musica series at 7 p.m. on April 8 at the First Presbyterian Church, 509 S. Pearl. Music of Mozart, Beethoven and Haydn will be performed.
This week at the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, will be Travis Kidd and the High Mids on Friday.
This week in Miami, Okla.: At the Buffalo Run Casino, the Boogie Fever show comes to on Friday. Gloriana plays on Saturday.
This week in Tulsa, Okla.: Rain, a Beatles tribute show, runs at 7:30 p.m. through Sunday plus a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday in the Chapman Music Hall at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd St. Tickets are $18 to $53.
This week at Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, will be G. Love and Special Sauce, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad on Friday; plus Shooter Jennings and Lucero on April 7.
This week at the Marquee, 222 N. Main, will be Unwed Sailor, Native Lights and There Stands Empires on Friday; Copeland, I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business, Person L and Deas Vail on Saturday; VNV Nation and Sitd on April 5; In the Midst of Lions, Hands, A Hope from Home, Onward to Olympas, Systems and Edge of Exile on April 6; and Assemblage 23, Angel Theory and Provision on April 7.
At the Flytrap Music Hall, 514 E. 2nd St., will be Carnaval on Saturday; A Fight for Fame on Sunday; and Afroman on April 8.
An arts and crafts show runs Saturday and Sunday at 425 Boston in Muskogee.
This week in Pittsburg, Kan.: At Pittsburg State University, there will be a percussion ensemble concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, and graduate Hannah Brewer will give an organ recital at 7:30 p.m. on April 6, both in McCray Hall.
This week in Nevada: Comedian Eric O'Shea gives a performance at 8 p.m. on April 5 in the dining room at Cottey College.
This week in Kansas City: On Friday, Taylor Swift and Kellie Pickler perform at 7 p.m. at the Sprint Center, 1100 Walnut. Alice Sweet Alice, the Belated, James Christos, Samestate and the Runaway Sons perform at the Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania Ave. Rock Legends are at the VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino.
On Saturday, Tegan and Sara perform at the Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway. Zoya, Seasons of Pain, Collapse, Selsenaside and Ether play at the Beaumont Club. Afentra's Prom, When in Rome, Gene Loves Jezebel and the Zeroes play at the Midland Theatre, 1228 Main.
On April 5, Passion Pit, Mayer Hawthorne, the County and Bear Hands perform at the Beaumont Club.
On April 6, Train performs at the Uptown Theater. The Kansas University Symphony Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Lied Center in Lawrence, Kan.
On April 7, Honor Society, Just Kait and Aslyne Huff play at the Beaumont Club.
The University of Missouri Conservatory of Music's 11 O'Clock Jazz Band will appear in concert at 7:30 p.m. on April 6 and the Conservatory Concert Jazz Band will play at 7:30 p.m. on April 7, both at White Recital Hall in the Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry.
"Frindle," a children's play based on Andrew Clement's book, opens April 6 and runs through May 23 at the Coterie Theatre in Crown Center, Grand and Pershing.
"Pride and Joy" and other plays by Paul Rudnick has performances Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Unicorn Theatre, 3828 Main. More performances follow for the next two weekends.
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: An antique tractor pull will be held at the Boone County Fairgrounds on Friday and Saturday.
Violin superstar Midori and accompanyist Robert McDonald will give a recital at 7 p.m. on April 6 in the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts, 203 S. 9th St.
This week in St. Louis: Casting Crowns performs at 7 p.m. on Friday at the Family Arena in St. Charles.
On April 6, Daughtry, Lifehouse and Cavo perform at the Chaifetz Arena, Lindell and Market.
At the Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd., the St. Louis Stompers offer ragtime and New Orleans jazz in concert at 10 a.m. on April 6 and 7. Soprano Amanda Grooms will give a recital at 7:30 p.m. on April 6. Clarinetist Scott Andrews offers a recital at 8 p.m. on April 7.
On April 7, Bassekou Kouyate, master of the West African lute, the ngoni, performs with Ngoni ba in the Lee Theater at the Touhill Performing Arts Center at the University of Missouri.
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.
This week at the Pageant, 6161 Delmar, will be Tegan and Sara with Steel Train and Holly Miranda on Friday; Bassnectar on Saturday; Train, Butch Walker and the Black Widows on April 5; Him, We Are The Fallen, Dommin and Drive A on April 7; and Edwin McCain plus Shooting with Annie on April 8.