At Mocha Jo's, 404 E. Broadway, vocalist Robin Braun will perform at 7 p.m. on Friday with other local musicians. Pianist Scott McCully will provide entertainment at 7 p.m. on Saturday.
This week in Springfield: The Missouri State University theatre and dance departments will present Marc Blitzstein's groundbreaking Depression-era opera "The Cradle Will Rock" at 7:30 p.m. in Craig Hall on Friday and Saturday at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $12 to $18.
Mendelssohn's oratorio "Elijah" with soloists, orchestra and chorus will be presented at the MSU President's Concert at 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $10.
The rock band Augustana performs at 7 p.m. on May 5 at North Mall of the MSU campus.
The Springfield Little Theatre's production of the new whodunit musical "Curtains" by Rupert Holmes will have a pre-Broadway run at the Landers Theater, 311 E. Walnut, opening Friday and running through May 16.
The musical "Reefer Madness," based on the 1936 movie, runs through May 8 at the Springfield Contemporary Theater on the fourth floor of the Vandivort Center, 305 E. Walnut.
The Friends of the Springfield Library Spring Book Sale runs through Sunday at Remingtons, 1655 W. Republic Road.
ArtsFiesta! and the 30th annual ArtsFest on historic Walnut Street runs on Saturday, east of downtown. Booths open at 10 a.m.
"Killer Joe" by Tracy Letts and "Tom and Jerry" by Rick Cleveland are two plays about professional crime offered at 8 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, plus a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee, at Wilhoite Theater on the Drury University campus.
Drury University Choir will appear in concert at 7:30 p.m. on Monday in Stone Chapel.
The Second City comedy troupe will perform at 7:30 p.m. on May 3 at the Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East. Tickets are $25.
This week at the Outland Ballroom, 326 South Ave., will be the Evergreens on Friday; Black Bird Cathedral and King and the Carnival Queen on Saturday; and the Detectives on May 6.
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.: This week at the Walton Arts Center, 495 Dickson in Fayetteville, will be Bo Eason's "Runt of the Litter" at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $29. A touring production of the musical "Grease" will be given at 7 p.m. on May 4 to 6 and through next weekend. Tickets are $35.50.
This week at George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, will be Michael Burks, Josh Garrett, Hardaway and the Commoners on Friday; A Good Fight, SilverStone, ROTC and Rocker Lips on Saturday; the Odds on Sunday; Dr. Dog and Deer Tick on May 3; Ryan Bingham on May 4; Dirtfoot, Mountain Sprout and Groovement on May 5.
At GoodFolk Productions, 229 N. Block St. in Fayetteville, the Steve Fisher Trio will play at 8 p.m. on Friday. Tickets are $10. Raina Rose and Dru perform at 7:30 p.m. on May 5. Tickets are $10.
At the Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main in Springdale, the ACO Chorale's "Sing Sing Sing" concert will be at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. The Youth Choir Voices of Spring Concert will be at 3 p.m. Sunday.
The musical "The Secret Garden" by Lucy Simon, based on the Frances Burnett novel, runs through Sunday and again next weekend at the Rogers Little Theater, 116 S. 2nd St.
In Eureka Springs, the Invitational Art Show at the Queen Anne's Mansion opens Saturday and runs through May. More than 50 local artists will display works at the mansion's Garden Level Gallery. The May Festival of the Arts opens in many locations. The Ozarks Chorale will perform on Saturday at 36 S. Main.
This week in Joplin: The Missouri Southern State University Southern Jazz Orchestra presents its free Spring Concert at 7:30 p.m. today in Taylor Performing Arts Center. The event will feature special guests, Scott Harris and Phil Thomas.
The MSSU Choral Society presents its Spring Concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday at the First Community Church, 15th and Connecticut. The MSSU Choirs also perform at 7:30 p.m. on May 4 in Taylor Auditorium on the MSSU campus. The concert also marks the retirement of director Bud Clark.
The 14th annual Black and Blue Ball to support MDA will be held Saturday at the Holiday Inn Convention Center. Tickets are $25.
In Neosho, the Crowder College Community Chorus will give a spring concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday at the United Methodist Church, 224 S. Wood. A concert of jazz music to benefit the Crowder College Foundation will be held at 7:30 p.m. on May 4 at the Neosho Civic Center.
At the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, performers this week will be Broadband on Friday and Saturday.
This week in Tulsa, Okla.: At the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd St., Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing" will be performed at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday plus 2 p.m. matinees on Saturday and Sunday in the Liddy Doenges Theatre. The Tulsa Symphony offers a concert of Spanish and Latin American music at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday in the Chapman Music Hall.
At the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver, the band Widespread Panic plays at 7 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $35.
Comedienne Lisa Lampanelli performs in the Tulsa Convention Center ballroom at 8 p.m. Tickets are $37.50.
This week at Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, will be Coheed and Cambria, Circa Survive and Torche on Friday; a Hank Williams tribute concert at 2 p.m. on Sunday; 11 bands play on Monday; and Mountain Sprout, Dirtfoot and Moae Broadcast on May 4.
A R.K. Gun and Knife Show is at the SpiritBank Events Center, 105th and Memorial, on Saturday.
"Little Women" will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at the Tulsa Spotlight Theater, W. 2nd St. and S. Boulder Ave.
This week in Pittsburg, Kan.: The Tristatesmen Barbershop Chorus will perform at 7:30 p.m. on May 4 in McCray Hall on the Pittsburg State University campus.
|The PSU Choirs will present an oratorio at 3 p.m. on Sunday at the First United Methodist Church, 415 N. Pine.|
This week in Nevada: At Cottey College, singer-songwriter Jonathan Clay performs at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday in the BIL Lodge. The Cottey Collete Jazz Ensemble and Wind Ensemble perform at 3 p.m. on Sunday in the auditorium.
This week in Kansas City: On Friday, comedienne Lisa Lampanelli performs at the Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway. Bobby Valentino plays at the VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino. Waiting for Signal, Tyler Lyon and Martin Bush play at the Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania. The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra performs at 8 p.m. at the Folly Theater, 300 W. 12th St.
On Saturday, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Kevin Fowler, Stoney LaRue, Mike McClure and John Henry play at the Beaumont Club.
On Sunday, the Moscow Festival Ballet will present Delibes' "Coppelia" at the Folly Theater at 8 p.m. NOFX, Teenage Bottlerocket, Tony Sly and the Menzingers perform at the Beaumont Club.
The Kansas City Opera presents Mozart's "Don Giovanni" at 8 p.m. on Friday and 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Lyric Theater, 11th and Central.
The Primetime Dance Competition runs Friday through Sunday at the Music Hall, 301 W. 13th St.
On May 3, Pearl Jam performs at the Sprint Center, 1100 Walnut. Tickets are $49 and $69.
On May 6, a tribute concert to Pink Floyd will be at the Beaumont Club.
This week in St. Louis: The St. Louis Symphony offers a concert of music by the Beatles at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Powell Hall, Delmar and Grand. At 8 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday, soprano Christine Brewer joins the orchestra for an all-Wagner concert.
The Second City comedy troupe takes its show to the Touhill Performing Arts Center on the University of Missouri campus at 8 p.m. on Friday and 5 and 9 p.m. on Saturday.
"Avenue Q" runs Friday through Sunday at the Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand.
At the Sheldon Center Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd., Marty Stuart and His Superlatives perform at 8 p.m. on Friday. Jazz master Steve Tyrell plays at 8 p.m. on Saturday.
An exhibit of real pirate treasure opens Saturday at the St. Louis Science Center in Forest Park ands runs to Sept. 1.
On May 4, Pearl Jam plays at the Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Ave.
Cirque du Soleil's "Alegria" show will run May 5 to May 9 at the Chaifetz Arena, Lindell and Market.
This week at the Pageant, 6161 Delmar, Kevin Hart performs on Friday; Loop Underground with Love Slurpee, Sooner Than Later, Team Relevance and Toilet Water perform on Saturday; the Bangles with Sick of Sarah play on Sunday; Thirty Seconds to Mars with Mutemath and Neon Trees plays on May 4.