This week in Monett: The Monett High School Band will perform at the annual band banquet at 6 p.m. Friday in the school commons. The MHS Choir will have its year-end concert at 6 p.m. on Saturday in the middle school auditorium.
Joe Levanti's Horseshoe Theater presents a magic show at 7 p.m. on Saturday in the Monett City Hall Auditorium. Purdy magician Cody Lowery will also participate. The event is a fundraiser show for the Branson Magic Club Ring #325 and for the Horseshoe Theatre. Admission is $7.
This week at Mocha Jo's, 404 E. Broadway, will be the Nigh family presenting southern gospel music at 7 p.m. on Friday. Bryan Lindell, formerly of Louisiana, will sing and play at 7 p.m. on Saturday.
This week at Denali Dreams, 316 E. Broadway, will be Grace Area, the youth praise band from Monett Community Church, at 6:30 p.m. on Friday. Chelsey Jones and Jason George Jr. will performs at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
This week in Springfield: Rob Zombie and Alice Cooper perform at 7:45 p.m. on Friday at the Shrine Mosque, 601 St. Louis St. Tickets are $39.50 to $55.
National Public Radio's "Whad'ya Know" with Michael Feldman will have a live broadcast from the Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts at 10 a.m. Saturday. Tickets are $26 to $50.
The Missouri State University Beartones a cappella choir performs at 7 p.m. on Friday at Plaster Student Union.
The Springfield Jazz Festival will be held Friday and Saturday downtown. At the Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East, the Les Brown Band plays at 8:30 p.m. Friday. The Charlie Haden Quartet plays at 8 p.m. on Saturday. Local and regional artists plan Saturday afternoon at Park Central East and Jefferson.
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, runs through May 16.
The musical "Reefer Madness," based on the 1936 movie, has final performances Friday and Saturday at the Springfield Contemporary Theater on the fourth floor of the Vandivort Center, 305 E. Walnut.
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, a touring production of the musical "Grease" has shows at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday, and at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $35.50.
This week at George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, will be FOS Project, LaFuSo and Boom!Kinetic on Friday; Free Sol on Saturday; Fayetteville Funk Ensemble on Sunday; Big Bad Gina, Snake Eyes and the Bug Band on May 12.
Harmonious Wail performs at 8 p.m. on Saturday at GoodFolk Productions, 229 N. Block St. in Fayetteville. Tickets are $15.
The 37th annual The War Eagle Mill Craft and Culinary Fair and the Spring Sharp's Show, next to the War Eagle park east of Rogers, runs Friday through Sunday opening 8 a.m. daily.
The Ozark Regional Arts and Crafts Show will be held Friday and Saturday at the Northwest Arkansas Convention Center in Springdale, opening at 9 a.m. both days.
The Frisco Station Mall in Rogers will host its Arts and Crafts Festival featuring hundreds of crafters at 9 a.m. on Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. on Sunday.
The Spanker Creek Farm Arts and Crafts Festival will run Friday through Sunday at the far, om Bella Vista and at the Clarion Inn in Bentonville.
The Great Passion Play in Eureka Springs opens for the season on Friday. Tickets are $15 to $65.
Pine Mountain Village near Eureka Springs hosts a PT Cruiser Show all day Saturday.
John Two-Hawks fourth annual Mother's Day concert will be held at the Auditorium, 36 S. Main, Eureka Springs, at 2 p.m.
This week in Joplin: The second annual Zumba-thon for the Area Agency on Aging will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday a Memorial Hall.
At Missouri Southern State University, the Southern Symphony Orchestra and Concert Chorale presents "The Glory of Mozart" at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Taylor Performing Arts Center. Symphony #36 and the Coronation Mass are featured. The MSSU Symphonic Band will have its spring concert at 7:30 p.m. on May 11 in the Taylor Center.
The Tristatesmen Barbershop Chorus hosts a spring guest night at 7 p.m. at the First Community Church, 15th and Murphy.
In Carthage, the Stone's Throw Theater will present Shakespeare's "Othello." Shows are at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. More performances follow next weekend. Details are at 417-358-9665.
At the Woodshed Emporium, on the northwest corner of the square in Carthage, the Millers and Brightwater Junction perform at 7:30 p.m. on Friday. Tickets are $5.
In Neosho, the third annual Car and Bike Cruise Night will be held in the square in Neosho, beginning at 4 p.m.
At Crowder College in Neosho, "Stage Door Johnny," an original play for Crowder student Joe McNary, will have performances at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday in Elise Plaster Community Center on the Crowder campus.
This week at the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, will be Elvis T. Busboy and the Texas Blues Butchers on Friday and Saturday, plus Matt Coleman on Saturday.
This week in Miami, Okla.: At Buffalo Run Casino, Boogie Fever and Ub80's play on Friday.
The Alley Cats, a national touring company of doo wop musicians, perform on Saturday at the Coleman Theater, 103 N. Main.
This week in Tulsa, Okla.: At the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd St., the courtroom drama "Twelve Angry Men" will be presented in the John H. Williams Theatre. Shows are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, plus next weekend. Tickets are $30. A children's play, "Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse," based on the children's book, will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday,2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, plus next weekend, in the Charles Norman Theatre. Tickets are $15. Direct from Broadway, Cirque Dreams "Illumination" will be presented May 11 to 16 in the Chapman Music Hall, with evening shows and weekend matinees.
At the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver, Hank Williams Jr. performs at 7 p.m. on Friday with Jamey Johnson, the Grascals and Erick Church. Tickets are $27 to $127. The men's chorus Straight No Chaser performs at 8 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $35. Insane Clown Posse performs with Kottonmouth Kings, Coolio, Necro and Kittie in the Convention Center Exhibit Hall at 6 p.m. on May 11. Tickets are $35.
The Miss Oklahoma and Outstanding Teen Scholarship Pageant will be held Saturday through May 12 at the Mabee Center, 7777 S. Lewis Ave.
The Handlebars and Hot Rods Show opens at 3 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday at the SpiritBank Events Center, 105th and Memorial.
This week at Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, will be the Paul Benjamin Band and OK Sweetheart on Friday; Cage the Elephant with Morning Teleportation and AutoVaugn on Saturday; A Day to Remember, August Burns Red and Silverstein on May 10; Talib Kweli, Hi-Tek, U-N-I and HipHopotamus on May 11.
The BBQ-n-Blues Festival runs Friday and Saturday at Washington Irving Park in Bixby.
This week in Nevada: The children's play "The Princess Who Would Not Marry" will be presented at 3 p.m. on Saturday at the Cottey College Auditorium.
This week in Kansas City: On Friday, Luce and the Belated perform at the Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania Ave. Comedienne Chelsea Handler will be at the Starlight Theater in Swope Park. Pat Metheny brings his orchestrion tour to the Uptown Theater at 8 p.m. Evalyn Awake plays at the VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino.
On Saturday, Hank Williams Jr. plays at the Sprint Center, 1100 Walnut. Fusion Belly Dance with Sera Solstice will be at the Beaumont Club on Saturday. Fifteen bands play on two stages at the Uptown Theater, starting at 7 p.m. The Ibsen Dance Spring Recital will be held at the Music Hall, 13th and Central. Charlie Wilson appears in concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Municipal Auditorium and 13th and Central. The tap-dancing multi-instrumentalists the McFadden Brothers perform at 8:30 p.m. at the Gem Theater, 1615 E. 18th St.
On May 10, Big Kenny plays at the Beaumont Club. Ice skating stars Sasha Cohen, Tanith Belbin and Benjamin Agosto perform at the Sprint Center.
On May 11, the guitar duo of Rodrigo (Sanchez) and Gabriela (Quintero) perform at 8 p.m. at the Uptown Theater.
On May 12, the Cirque du Soleil "Alegria" show comes to the Sprint Center.
On May 13, As I Lay Dying, Demon Hunter, Bless the Fall, War of Ages and Serated play at the Beaumont Club.
Final performances of the Kansas City Repertory Theatre's production of Venice are this weekend closing on Sunday at the Copaken Stage, 13th and Walnut. There are 3 p.m. matinees on Saturday and Sunday and at 10 p.m. Saturday and 8 p.m. Sunday.
"Lullaby of 42nd Street," a revue of Harry Warren songs from the 1930s and 1940s, runs through May 23 at the Quality Hill Playhouse, 303 W. 10th St.
Performances of "Frindle" continue through May 23 at the Coterie Theatre in Crowne Center, Grand and Pershing Road.
This week in Columbia: Stephens College presents Gilbert and Sullivan's "HMS Pinafore" on Friday and Saturday and again next weekend at the Macklanburg Playhouse.
The vocal ensemble Chanticleer performs on Saturday at the Missouri United Methodist Church.
The Columbia Community Band gives a concert at 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts.
This week in St. Louis: On Friday, Chanticleer performs in concert in the St. Louis Cathedral. Charlie Wilson and Will Downing offer a show at the Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand. Stars on Ice with Sasha Cohen perform at the Scottrade Center.
On Saturday, Pat Metheny plays at 8 p.m. at the Touhill Performing Arts Center on the University of Missouri campus. The Kingsbury Ensemble presents a concert of cantatas and instrumental music by Vivaldi at 7:30 p.m. at the Columbia Foundation, 5333 Columbia Ave. A festival for bird watchers is planned at the National Great Rivers Museum in Alton and the Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary in West Alton, Ill. Nature hikes are scheduled.
A Cinco de Mayo festival is being held at the Civic Center in Florrisant Friday and Saturday, opening at 10 a.m. Another festival is set for Saturday at Cherokee between Nebraska and Iowa.
A major art fair will be held Friday through Sunday in Laumeier Sculpture Park.
The St. Louis Symphony closes its season with the "Sea Symphony" by Vaughan Williams and the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto #1 with soloist Horacio Guttierrez. The concert is at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday in Powell Hall, Grand and Delmar.
The Cirque du Soleil "Alegria" show has afternoon and evening shows Friday through Sunday at the Chaifetz Arena, Lindell and Market.
Hot City Theatre debuts the play "The Sinker" by Jami Brandli at the Kranzberg Arts Center, 501 N. Grand, with shows at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m. on Sunday and 3 p.m. Saturday.
The musical based on Mel Brooks' "Young Frankenstein" runs May 11 to 23 at the Fox Theatre.
This week at the Pageant, 6161 Delmar, will be Lesser Key, the Takedown, the Browncoats and Fivefold on Saturday.