The Ozark Festival Orchestra continues its 30th season at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Monett City Hall Auditorium with the 11th annual Young Artists Concert. Stueart Pincombe is soloist on the Haydn Cello Concerto in C Major. Lydia Neher of Pierce City will play the Concertino for Clarinet and Orchestra by Weber. Michael Clark of Bolivar will play the opening of the Piano Concerto #2 by Shostakovich. American music by David Stone and Morton Gould. A reception for the soloists will follow the concert.
This week in Springfield: Country music superstar George Jones performs at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at the Shrine Mosque, 601 St. Louis. Tickets are $35 to $55.
A touring production of "The Wizard of Oz" will have performances at 8 p.m. on Friday as well as 2 and 8 p.m. on Saturday at the Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $25 to $50.
The 32nd annual Ozarks Model Railroad Association Train Show will be held Saturday at Springfield Catholic High School, 2340 S. Eastgate, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Home tours are offered in the afternoon.
A 1930s-inspired formal gala fundraiser for the Springfield Symphony will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday at the University Plaza Convention Center. Tickets are $125 per person. For more details call 417-864-6683.
Drury University's music department will present scenes from three Mozart's operas at 4 p.m. Friday and 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Clara Thompson Hall on the Drury campus. Performances are free.
Evangel University's Band will give its annual lawn concert outside the student union at 6 p.m. on April 22.
Missouri State University's Concert Chorale will give a free concert at 7 p.m. on Sunday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1115 N. Campbell Ave.
On April 19, a jazz symposium concert will be given at 7:30 p.m. in Ellis Hall at Missouri State University. The MSU music department will give a jazz concert at 7:30 p.m. on April 20 at the Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts. Both concerts are free. A jazz recital will be given at 7:30 p.m. on April 21 in Ellis Hall.
This week at the Outland Ballroom, 326 South Ave., will be Speakeasy with Mouth on Friday; the Hunderd Hand String Band on Saturday; Destruction of a Rose, Fiera, the Allen Array on April 19; Pasticity Switch and the Highwst Preist on April 20.
Opening today and running through May 15 at the Stained Glass Theatre, 1996 W. Evangel in Ozark, is Ginger Weaver-Bogle's play "Stumbling Into Grace," about the desire for a perfect family and discoveries along the way. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. with a 2:30 p.m. matinee on Saturday. Information is at 417-581-9192.
This week in northwest Ark.: At the Walton Arts Center, 495 Dickson in Fayetteville, the Spaghetti Western Orchestra presents a concert of Clint Eastwood soundtracks complete with sound effects, at 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $25.50. The University of Arkansas Campus and Symphonic Bands will perform at 7:30 p.m. on April 19. The UA Concert Band and Wind Band will play at 7:30 p.m. on April 20. The UA Schola Cantorum will give its spring concert at 7:30 p.m. on April 21. Tickets are $10 for each concert.
This week at George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, will be Big-Uns, Brantley Gilbert, Taddy Porter and Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash on Friday; Boombox on Saturday; and Cletus Got Shot on Sunday.
The University of Arkansas Opera Theater will present scenes from operas by Bellini, Donizetti and Paisello with a choir of 130 voices at 8 p.m. on April 22 in Stella Boyal Smith Concert Hall. Tickets are $10.
"The Miracle Worker" will be presented at the Rogers Little Theater, 116 S. 2nd St. in Rogers, at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are at 479-631-8988.
A chainsaw carvers festival will be running Friday and Saturday in Eureka Springs, starting at 9 a.m. both days on Van Buren Street.
This week in Joplin: The play "Marian and Robin," offering a twist on the Robin Hood characters, will be presented at 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Taylor Auditorium on the Missouri Southern State University campus.
Also at Missouri Southern State University, a voice recital by Jennifer Youngs, vocalist at the Ozark Festival Orchestra Christmas concert, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Corley Auditorium. Youngs will give a master class at 1 p.m. on April 20. The MSSU Jazz Combo will give a concert at 7:30 p.m. on April 20 in Corley Auditorium. Joe Sellers will give a senior piano recital at 7:30 p.m. on April 22 in Corley Auditorium.
A "Senior Citizens Prom" dance will be held 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 21 at Joplin Memorial Hall. Tickets are $5.
The State High School music contest for large groups will be held on April 20 at MSSU for Class 1A, 2A and 3A schools. The Class 4A and 5A contest is on April 21. Choral contests for all schools is on April 22, all in Taylor Auditorium.
At the Woodshed Emporium, 311 S. Main on the northwest corner of the Carthage square, the Granny Chicks and the Coles will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Admission is $5.
Performing this week at the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, will be Retrorockerz on Friday, plus the ABS Band and Aunt Kizzy's Boyz on Saturday.
This week in Miami, Okla.: The World Famous Platters bring their stage show to the Coleman Theater, 103 N. Main St., at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $20.
Live Wire performs Friday at Buffalo Run Casino.
This week in Tulsa, Okla.: At the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, the Oral Roberts University dance recital "Convergence" has performances at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the Liddy Doenges Theatre. Comedian and illusionist Tomas Kubinek will perform at 7 p.m. on Friday in the John H. Williams Theatre. Tickets are $10. Banjo player and Grammy nominee Alison Brown will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday in the John H. Williams Theatre. Massenet's opera "Don Quichotte," telling the Don Quixote story, will be presented by Tulsa Opera at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and again next weekend. Tickets are $22 to $98.
At the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver, will be the Rock and Worship Roadshow, featuring Mercyme, the David Crowder Band, Family Force 5, Francesca Battistilli and more, will perform at 6 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $10.
At the Mabee Center, 7777 S. Lewis Ave., will be Tulsa Singfest, featuring seven major gospel music acts each night, runs April 15 to 17. The Friday show is at 7 p.m. and Saturday begins at 6 p.m. Ticket information is at 888-205-6723.
The Vintage Tulsa Antiques and Collectibles Show runs Saturday and Sunday at the SpiritBank Events Center, 105th and Memorial.
This week at Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, will be Jason Boland and the Stragglers with Aaron Watson and Kyle Park on Friday; the Whigs with Red Alert and Wighead on Sunday; Crazylove, Sunshine Black, the Dull Drums, Pillotalk, Driving Avery and Floodlyne on April 20; and Rogue Wave, Man/Miracle and JBM on April 21.
This week in Kansas City: On Friday, Mo'nique brings her comedy show to the Midland Theater, 1228 Main. Angels and Airwaves plus Say anything will be at the Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway. Ani DeFranco is at the Beaumont Club. The April Jam plays at the VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino.
On Saturday, a belly dance show with Troupe Duende will be at the Uptown Theater at 8 p.m. Citizen Cope with Gail Wigmore is at the Midland Theater. Todd Rundgren plays at the Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania Ave. The Clayton Brothers Quintet is at the Gem Theater, 1615 E. 18th St. at 8 p.m. The Kansas City Civic Orchestra performs Bruch's Concerto for Violin and Viola and Beethoven's Symphony No. 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the Folly Theater, 300 W. 12th St. Seven Mary Three performs at Memorial Hall, 600 N. 7th St. in Kansas City, Kan. the Kansas City Symphony Chamber Players perform works by Sibelius, Nielsen, Svendsen and Grieg at 8 p.m. at the Jewish Community Campus, 5801 W. 115th St. in Overland Park, Kan.
On Sunday, Lupe Fiasco, S-Preme and Les Izmore and Hearts of Darkness perform at the Midland Theater. Musica Sacra gives its final concert of the season at 7 p.m. at St. Francis Xavier Church, 1001 E 52nd St.
On April 21, Phoenix and Two Door Cinema Club will be at the Uptown Theater. Mark Knopfler and Pieta Brown are at the Midland Theater.
The University of Missouri Kansas City Theater presents Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" run at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday and again the following weekend at the UMKC Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry.
"A Chorus Line" is running at the Music Hall, 201 W. 13th St., through Sunday. Tickets are $25 to $61. Shows are at 8 p.m. with additional matinees on Saturday and Sunday.
Steve Martin's Evening of Bluegrass and Banjo plus the Steep Canyon Rangers tour will be at the Midland Theater on April 22. Tickets are $35 to $75.
Final performances of "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.
The University of Missouri Conservatory of Music offers its spring dance concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at White Recital Hall, 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.
"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.
Shelagh Stevenson's play "Mappa Mundi"