Broadway Nights is Friday downtown, with an art fair between Third and Fifth streets. All-American Amusements offers a carnival today through Saturday on Front Street. The Weekender's Band plays at Denali Dreams.
At Mocha Jo's, 404 E. Broadway, art from Pierce City Central Elementary and artist Jason Williams will be highlighted on Friday. Amy and Kristy will sing from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday. The folk/rock duo Eine Blume from Joplin perform at 7 p.m. on Saturday.
Saturday will be the final showing of "Art Sale: 100 Percent Clothing Off," featuring art of the female form by Springfield painter Alishia Brundege, at the Jeannine Blankinship Photograph and Gallery, 207 3rd St. Hours are noon to 5 p.m.
This week in Springfield: The Springfield Symphony performs at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts. The pop vocal group Five by Design is featured in a tribute to the early years of television. Tickets are $17 to $32.
The documentary film "Winter's Bone," 2010 Sundance Grand Jury prize winner, will be shown at 7 p.m. Friday in the Plaster Student Union at Missouri State University.
The opening summer carillon concert at Missouri State University will be held at 6 p.m. on Sunday in front of Meyer Library.
Shakespeare's "A Comedy of Errors" will be presented at Jordan Valley Park, 735 E. Trafficway, May 20 to 23 at dark. Donations are requested.
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 Sunday.
At the Starlite Theatre in Branson, Cirque Montage has a performances at 3 p.m. on Friday at the Starlite Theatre. Acrobats of China with the New Shanghai Circus opens Friday for a multi-week run. Bill Medley of the Righteous Brothers opens on May 19 through 25.
This week at the Outland Ballroom, 326 South Ave., will be Canja Rave and the Boot on Saturday, and the Detectives on May 20.
At the Rock House, 41 High Street in Reeds Spring, Tinderbox performs at 8 p.m. on Friday.
Final performances of Ginger Weaver-Bogle's play "Stumbling Into Grace," about the desire for a perfect family and discoveries along the way, are Friday and Saturday at the Stained Glass Theatre, 1996 W. Evangel in Ozark, is 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 theatrical troupe Momix brings its eyepopping recreation of plant life into a surrealistic dance show. "Momix--Botanica" runs Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m. Tickets are $16.
At the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, the first of six Summer Chamber Music Festival concerts will be at 7:30 p.m. on May 20 at the Fine Arts Center featuring a string quartet and guests.
This week at George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, will be the Bel Airs, Joe Giles, Bear Colony, Randall Shreve, Plu, Monster Heart and Messy Sparkles on Friday; reunion for Six Hung Sprug on Saturday; Sick Puppies on Sunday; Halstorm on May 18; Cody Canada, Charlie Robison and Chris Knight on May 19; and Shindig Shop on May 20.
This week at GoodFolk Productions, 229 Block St. in Fayetteville, Small Potatoes perform at 8 p.m. on Friday. Admission is $10. Swing Deville plays at 8 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is $15.
The Brumley MusicFest has performances Friday and Saturday in Bentonville High School. Performers include the Grascals, the Chuck Wagon Gang, Mark Bishop, Aaron Wilburn, the Dove Brothers, the Diplomats and more. Tickets are $20 a night or $35 for both. Concerts start at 7 p.m. Information is at (888) 462-6718.
In Eureka Springs, the Grand Illumination, patterned after the event at Martha's Vineyard, lights up the town this weekend with Oriental paper lanterns on downtown buildings and homes.
The 11th annual Eureka Springs Bike Show, Swap Meet and Tattoo Contest will be held Saturday at Ozark Mountain Hoe Down on Highway 62. Gates open at 10 a.m.
The 20th annual Crawdad Days Festival runs Friday and Saturday in Harrison.
This week in Joplin: At Missouri Southern State University, the Suzuki Violin Academy will give a spring recital at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Judy Domeny Bowen will present traditional Ozark folk music on the lawn of the Joplin Public Library at 6 p.m. on May 20.
In Carthage, the Stone's Throw Dinner Theatre presents Shakespeare's "Othello" at 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and again the following weekend. Ticket information is at 417-358-9665.
This week at the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, will be Big Bad Bubba on Friday, and Solace on Saturday.
This week in Miami, Okla.: At the Buffalo Run Casino, John Conlee performs Friday.
This week in Tulsa, Okla.: At the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd St., the musical "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" will be presented at 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the Liddy Doenges Theatre. Tickets are $15. Cirque Dreams "Illumination" will be presented at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday, with matinees at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $20 to $55. 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 production of Euripedes' "The Trojan Women" opens May 20 and runs to May 29 in the Liddy Doenges Theatre.
Conan O'Brien's "The Legally Prohibited From Being Funny On Television Tour" stops at the Brady Theater, 105 W. Brady, at 8 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $35 to $75.
This week at Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, will be Asleep at the Wheel with the Round Up Boys on Friday; Johnny Polygon, Here Is There, the Ne'er Do Well, TeddyJackEddy and DJ Dilation on Saturday; Violent Soho and My Solstice on May 18; and the Casey Donahew Band with Rick O'Toole on May 20.
Karl Rover will be at Borders Books, 8015 S. Yale, at 11:30 on May 17.
The 12th annual car, truck and motorcycle show will be on Saturday in Muskogee at 2nd St. and Court, one block from Arrowhead Mall.
This week in Kansas City: On Friday, Rosanne Cash performs at the Folly Theater, 300 W. 12th St. Tickets are $30 to $60. The Blue Summer Eclectic runway fashion show will be held at 7 p.m. at the Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway. Organist Everette DeVan plays at the Gem Theater, 1615 E. 18th St. Comedian Steve Harvey performs at the Midland Theater, 13th and Main.
On Saturday, Conan O'Brien brings his stand-up show to the Midland Theater. Performing at Crossroads, 417 E. 18th, will be Big Smith, Missouri Chainsaw Massacre, Mountain Sprout, Dedman Flats, Whistle Pigs and Hill Benders. The Muscle Mayhem Bodybuilding Competition is at the Folly Theater. The Jazz Disciples with Lisa Henry and Glenn North play at the Gem Theater.
The Kansas City Symphony performs Mozart's Piano Concerto #21 with Simone Dinnerstein as soloist, suite from Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier, Schubert's Rosamunde Overture and the Adagio from Mahler's Symphony #10 at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the Lyric Theater, 11th and Central, and at 2 p.m. Sunday at Yardley Hall at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park.
The new Disney musical "101 Dalmatians" is running at the Music Hall, 13th and Central. Shows are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, with 2 p.m. weekend matinees.
On May 18, Cobra Starship and 3OH!3 and guest Travie McCoy play at the Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway.
"Fearless Fete" a gala in three acts, featuring theatrical special effects and music from other shows in the season of the Kansas City Repertory Theater, will be held at 7:30 p.m. on May 14 at the Spencer Theatre on the University of Missouri Kansas, 4949 Cherry.
"The Dixie Swim Club" runs through June 27 at the American Heartland Theatre, in Grand Center, 2450 Grand. Shows are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday with a 2 p.m. Saturday matinee. Performances run Tuesday to 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 St. Louis: On Saturday, Dionne Warwick performs at 8 p.m. at the Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd. Tickets are $50.
Chinese Culture Days run Saturday and Sunday at the Missouri Botanical Garden.
A fine art and folk festival runs Saturday and Sunday at Faust Park Historic Village.
Lewis and Clark Heritage Days run Saturday and Sunday in St. Charles.
The Greater St. Louis Renaissance Faire opens Saturday and runs for three weeks at Rotary Park in Wentzville.
The History Museum opens a touring show of exhibits from the Vatican Museum on Saturday, which runs through Sept. 12.
The Annie Malone/ McDonald's May Day Blues Fest is Sunday in Kiener Plaza downtown, preceded by a parade.
Performances of the musical "Mel Brooke's Young Frankenstein" run through May 23 at the Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand.
Hot City Theatre's production of "The Sinker" by Jami Brandli continues 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.
This week at the Pageant, 6161 Delmar, will be Here Come the Mummies on Friday.