This week in Monett: Joe Levanti's Horseshoe Theater will present the Perser Melody Ministries Gospel Music Show starring Doug and Lori Perser at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Monett City Hall Auditorium. Admission is $5.
This week in Springfield: The National Street Rod Association's 27th annual Mid-America Street Rod Nationals Plus Show runs Friday through Sunday at the Ozark Empire Fairground. A trade show, arts and crafts fair, vintage auto parts swap meet and daily entertainment are planned. Gate opens at 8 or 8:30 a.m. each day.
"The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)" continues with shows at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Springfield Contemporary Theatre, 305 East Walnut, on the fourth floor of the Vandivort Center. Performances run through June 6.
Shakespeare's "Comedy of Errors" continues at 8:15 p.m. Friday through Sunday at Jordan Valley Park, 635 E. Trafficway.
The Springfield Regional Arts Council Members Show opens June 1 at the Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman, running through June 28.
The Southwest Missouri Senior Games begin on June 2 and run to June 6 at the Northview Center, 301 E. Talmadge. Athlete registration is $10.
This week at the Outland Ballroom, 326 South Ave., will be the Hundred Hand String Band on Saturday.
Opening on June 3 at the Stained Glass Theatre, 1996 W. Evangel in Ozark, is Crystal Kiser's "Summer of Hope," describing the troubles and triumph of a teenage girl facing cancer. Shows run Thursday through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Information is at 417-581-9192.
This week in northwest Ark.: This week at the Walton Arts Center, 495 Dickson in Fayetteville, "The Butterfly Garden," an interactive theater experience for children, will be presented at 10 a.m., 2 and 6 p.m. on Saturday and 2 and 4 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $6.
At the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, a string quartet concert will be offered at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall in the Fine Arts Center. Another chamber music concert is offered at 7:30 p.m. on June 3 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 224 Northeast Ave.
This week at George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, will be the Nace Brothers and Willie Straddlin on Friday; Mountain of Venus on Saturday; Pope County Bootleggers on Sunday; Farewell Fight, Monster Heart and the Christmas Fuller Project on May 31; the Ben Miller Band, Heavy Pets and Fort Knox Five on June 2.
At GoodFolk Productions, 229 N. Block St. in Fayetteville, folk music legend Bill Staines performs at 8 p.m. on Friday. Tickets are $12.
In Springdale, Memorial Fest is planned on Monday at Arvest Ballpark. Wes and Karl and Two High String will perform. Fireworks are scheduled. Gates open at 4 p.m.
In Rogers, the fourth annual Music on the Lawn concert series on Saturday offers L-Street performing at center court near Nine West at 7 p.m.
The four-day Wakarusa Music Festival opens on June 3 at Mulberry Mountain in Ozark. A total of 91 bands are booked to perform. Limited camping options are still available.
Art on the Creek, a juried art fair set up around the Studio building in Bella Vista, will be held Saturday, put on by nearly 40 members of the Village Art Club.
As part of the Artosphere Chamber Music Series, classical guitarist Pablo Sainz Villagas and vocalist Laetitia Spitzer perform at 6 p.m. Friday at the First Presbyterian Church in Eureka Springs.
The Eureka Springs Blues Weekend starts with concerts on June 3. Arkansas Red performs at 3 p.m. at the Basin Spring Park. At 7 p.m. at the Auditorium, John Hammond and Bob Margolin play. Concerts run through June 6.
The 16th annual Mustang Car Show will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday at Pine Mountain Village in Eureka Springs.
This is the final weekend for the May Festival of Arts in Eureka Springs. There will be free music at Basin Spring Park from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday.
This week in Joplin: The Stained Glass Theatre, 1318 W. 26th St., opens "Ants'hillvania," the theater's first all-youth production, on June 3 to June 6. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. with weekend matinees.
At Carthage, artCentral, 1110 E. 13th St., opens the exhibit "Texture," a show of textiles and sculpture by Jack and Lee Ann Sours on Neosho, on Friday, running through June 13. A reception for the artists is planned at 6 p.m. on Friday.
At the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, Gregg Allman performs at 8 p.m. on Sunday in the concert hall. Performing in the casino this weekend are country artist Johnny Patton on Friday; the Nace Brothers on Saturday; and Six Guns South on Sunday.
This week in Miami, Okla.: Performing at the Buffalo Run Casino will be Granger Smith on Saturday.
This week in Tulsa, Okla.: At the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd St., performances of Ernest Thompson's play "On Golden Pond" will be held at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. on Sunday in the John H. Williams Theatre. Tickets are $15. A production of Euripides' "The Trojan Women" has performances at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Liddy Doenges Theatre. Tickets are $25.
At the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver, Brooks and Dunn perform Friday with Jason Aldean. Music starts at 7:30 p.m. tickets are $35.50 to $69.75.
This week at Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, will be Samantha Crain, Turnpike Troubadours, Ali Harter, Zeb Dewar and the Half Breeds on Friday; and Girl Talk, Kawnar and Montu on June 3.
At the Marquee, 222 N. Main, performing this week are Afterlights on Friday; the Moshiahoma Feat Cutthroat Crusade on Sunday; and A Skylit Drive on June 1.
At the Otherside Center, 6904 S. Lewis, EkoTren plays at 8 p.m. Friday.
Rocklahoma opens for three days on three stages on Friday in Pryor. Bands include Godsmack, Buckcherry, Saving Abel and nine other bands on Friday; ZZ Top, Cinderella and 13 other bands on Saturday; Tesla, Chevelle, Theory of a Deadman and 10 other bands on Sunday. Single day passes are available for $50.
The Pryor Creek Country Music Festival featuring Wildstreet, Within Reason and Like A Storm play Sunday at 114 S. Mill St. in Pryor, beginning at noon.
The Will Rogers Stampede Rodeo will be held Friday and Saturday at the Will Rogers Stampede Arena in Claremore, starting at 7 p.m. nightly.
This week in Kansas City: On Friday, Brad Paisley performs at 7:30 p.m. at the Sprint Center, 1100 Walnut. Lynyrd Skynyrd and Molly Hatchet play at 6:15 p.m. the Starlight Theater in Swope Park. Blue Oyster Cult plays at the Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania. Club wars battle of the bands are at both the VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino and at the Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway. The Glitch Mob also plays at the Conspiracy Room at the Uptown Theatre. The Victor Wooten Band plays at Crossroads, 417 E. 18th St.
On Saturday, Earth, Wind and Fire play at 7:30 p.m. at the Starlight Theatre in Swope Park. Badfish plays at Crossroads. Insane Clown Posse plays at the Sandstone Amphitheater in Bonner Springs, Kan.
On Sunday, the Kansas City Symphony presents its eighth annual free concert at Union Station at 7:30 p.m. followed by fireworks above the National WWI Museum at the Liberty Memorial. Maxwell and Jill Scott perform at 7 p.m. at the Starlight Theatre. A beauty and fashion show is slated at the VooDoo Lounge.
On June 3, Styx, Foreigner and Kansas play at the Starlight Theatre at 7 p.m.
The Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre's production of the musical "The Light in the Piazza" though June 6 at 3614 Main.
"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.
This week in Sedalia: The Scott Joplin Ragtime Festival opens on June 2 with afternoon and evening concerts through June 5. Free outdoor performances offered in many venues each afternoon. Tickets can be ordered by calling 866-218-6258.
This week in Columbia: Rodgers and Hammerstein's "The Sound of Music" will be performed Friday through Sunday in Jesse Auditorium on the University of Missouri campus, starting at 7 p.m.
A chamber music concert by members of the Missouri Symphony Orchestra will be offered at 8 p.m. on Saturday at the First Baptist Church, 1112 E. Broadway.
This week in St. Louis: Opera Theatre of St. Louis continues its season at the Loretto-Hilton Center on the Webster University campus with Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro" at 8 p.m. on Friday and again on June 3. Tchaikovsky's "Eugene Onegin" will be given at 8 p.m. on Saturday and again on June 2.
The 11th annual Rib America Festival runs through Monday in the Soldier's Memorial Plaza downtown. National barbecue chefs compete for the title and sell to the public. Live music acts include Big Head Todd and the Monsters on Friday; Bret Michaels on Saturday; Collective Soul on Sunday; and Blue Oyster Cult and Foghat on May 31.
The St. Louis Greek Fest runs Friday through Monday at the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church off Interstate 270 at the Manchester exit.
The St. Louis African Arts festival runs Saturday through Monday in Forest Park.
At the Touhill Performing Arts Center on the University of Missouri campus, the Spring Dance Festival runs through Saturday.
Roger Miller's "Big River" musical about Huck Finn opens Friday and runs through June 27 at the Kirkwood Civic Center.
On Saturday, Brad Paisley performs at the Verizon Amphitheater with Darius Rucker, Steel Magnolia and more. Maxwell and Jill Scott play at the Scottrade Center.
St. Louis jazz diva Denise Thimes performs at the Missouri Botanical Garden outdoor amphitheater at 7:30 p.m. on June 2.
The St. Louis Black Repertory Company presents "The Me Nobody Knows" at the Grandel Theatre, in Grand Center, opening June 2 and running to July 2.
This week at the Pageant, 6161 Delmar, will be Loop Underground, Hourglass Instance, Gold Tooth, 12-6 Movement and Common Era on Saturday; and Teese 2010 on Sunday.