This week in Monett: The 51st annual Downtown Merchants Summer Sidewalk Sale will be held Friday and Saturday, beginning at 9 a.m. each day.
First Friday cruise-in organized by Denali Dreams is planned for tomorrow. Vehicle enthusiasts will park between Third and Fourth streets on Broadway. The public is welcome to come view the rides.
At Mocha Jo's, 404 E. Broadway, singer songwriter Jon Douglas from Branson will perform original music in the style of Kenny Chesney and James Taylor at 7 p.m. Friday.
This week in Springfield: The Ozark Empire Fair concludes on Sunday. Truck and tractor pulls will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. A demolition derby is planned for 1 p.m. on Sunday, all in the arena.
Adam Lambert appears in concert at 8 p.m. on Saturday at the Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts. Also performing is Allison Iraheta. Tickets are $39.50.
Springfield Contemporary Theatre presents "Song of Singapore" at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday and again for the next weekend at the Vandivort Center, 305 E. Walnut, fourth floor. Tickets are $22.
The Barataria "Pirates and Fairies" Faire will be held Saturday in Park Central Square, running 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The second annual Main Event, a sports and trivia team contest, will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday at the John Q. Hammons Arena.
At the Outland Ballroom, 326 South Ave., playing Saturday will be From the Ashes, Hessian Crucible and Toyko Sauna. Cavo, Shaman's Harvest, Black Sunshine and Brookroyal play Aug. 11. Evans Blue, Red Line Chemistry and Troy play on Aug. 12.
Graphic novelist Matt Kindt will appear in a program at 6 p.m. on Aug 12 at the Plaster Student Union at Missouri State University.
At the Stained Glass Theatre, 1996 W. Evangel in Ozark, "A.D.: The Musical" runs to Aug. 28.
The Black Oak Mountain Amphitheatre in Lampe presents the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Foghat, Poco and Brewer and Shiply at 6 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $29.95 to $64.95.
The 42nd annual Albert E. Brumley Gospel Sing concludes with concerts on Friday and Saturday at the Cowan Civic Center in Lebanon Aug. 4 to Aug. 7. On Friday the Booth Brothers present the 1 p.m. concert. The 7 p.m. concert features the McKameys, the Inspirations, the Chuck Wagon Gang, the Dixie Melody Boys, Little Roy Lewis and Lizzie, the Hayes family and Dennis Swanberg. On Saturday, the 1 p.m. concert features Mark Bishop, the Talley Trio and the Florida Boys. The concluding concert at 6 p.m. will have the Dixie Echoes, the Mark Trammell Trio, the Legacy Five, the Dove Brothers, the Tribute Quartet, the Kingsmen and Dennis Swanberg. General admission is $15 per concert.
This week in northwest Ark.: At the Walton Arts Center, 495 Dickson St. in Fayetteville, a touring show of the Disney musical "Beauty and the Beast" runs through Aug. 8. Shows are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and on Sunday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets are $39 to $47.
This week at George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, will be RJ Mischo, Joe Giles, Randall Shreve and Chase Pagan on Friday; Monte Montgomery on Saturday; T-Rex Chicken on Sunday; and Marcy Playground on Aug. 10.
At Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main in Springdale, northwest Arkansas's harp ensemble String of Pearls performs sacred works and selections by Saint-Saens, Mozart and Bach at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $10.
A ball benefitting the American Cancer Society with an "Alice in Wonderland" theme will be held Saturday at the Fayetteville Town Center. Tickets are $100.
Rogers Little Theater, 116 S. 2nd St., in downtown Rogers, presents Rodgers and Hammerstein's "South Pacific" Friday through Sunday and again next weekend. Shows are at 8 p.m. plus a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee. Tickets are at 479-631-8988.
The 57th annual Barbecue Festival in Decatur, south of Gravette and west of Bentonville, will be held Friday and Saturday. Music on Friday includes the Bobbycolecarter Band, Ashlyn Metheny and Buddy Jewell, with hot air balloons at 8 p.m. On Saturday, there will be a car show. Music will include the Bobbycolecarter Band, Dazzle Em Dance and the Flint Hill Ramblers.
In Tontitown, west of Springdale, the 112th annual Tontitown Grape Festival runs through Saturday. Carnival rides and activities are planned.
The Bella Vista Concert Band will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a concert at 7 p.m. on Aug. 10 at Blowing Springs Park in Bella Vista.
The 16th annual Yards and Yards of Yard Sales will be held Friday and Saturday in Eureka Springs.
Summer Diversity Weekend is Friday and Saturday in Eureka Springs.
This week in Joplin: Joplin Little Theatre's production of Cole Porter's musical "High Society" begins on Aug. 11 through Aug. 15. Tickets are $15. A special benefit performance for Angel Guild of Joplin is offered at 7 p.m. on Saturday. Information is at (417) 623-3638.
The Spiva Center for the Arts show of short films by Jeff Louviere and Venessa Brown runs through Sept. 3. Ellen Wolf's show dressing antique mannequins to reflect social attitudes continues in the Regional Gallery.
The Landreth Park summer concert series continues at 6 p.m. on Sunday with the Diversity Band playing music of the 1960s to the 1990s.
Emancipation Park Days runs Friday through Sunday at Ewert Park. Friday has a gospel concert at 6 p.m. followed by a teen dance. A car show opens activities at 10 a.m. on Saturday and bands Wall Street and Dues Paid from Tulsa play Saturday night. The Kansas City Marching Cobras play at 4 p.m. Sunday.
At the Woodshed Emporium, 311 S. Main in the Carthage square, the Claytons and Corky & Allen perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Admission is $5.
Marian Days, the annual Vietnamese Catholic reunion, will be held through Sunday in Carthage. Activities conter around the Congregation of the Mother Co-Redemptrix Church.
This week at the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, will be pop/rock band 65 South on Friday; Sean Adair with country music and the Jimmy Preacher Ellis Blues Band on Saturday.
This week in Tulsa, Okla.: The singing ensemble Celtic Woman performs at 8 p.m. Friday in the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver downtown. Tickets are $37 and $62.
|On Sunday||the Amer-ican Idols Live tour gives a show at 8:30 p.m. at the BOK Center. Tickets are $40.50 to $70.50.|
Jackson Brown and David Lindley perform on Aug. 11 at the Brady Theater, 105 W. Brady. Tickets are $47.50 and $57.50.
TulsaFest will have bands performing 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday on Chapman Green at Sixth and Boston downtown. Admission is free.
The Lacy Mural Dance Project, part of Tulsa Fest, will offer a performance at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center's John H. Williams Theatre, 110 E. 2nd St. Tickets are $25.
This week at Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, will be Wade Bowen and the Rankin Twins playing at the Cattle Baron's Ball on Friday. Thomas Martinez, Badwater and Wildcat Wilson play on Saturday. O'Brother, Ume, Silent Waits the Archer, Cody Clinton and Desirae Roses play Aug. 10. Stephen Speaks, Ben Kilgore and Chloe Johns play Aug. 11. Janus, My Darkest Days and Mercy Street play Aug. 12.
More than 80 memorabilia vendors gather for the Vintage Tulsa Show Saturday and Sunday at the SpiritBank Events Center, 105th and Memorial.
The Gateway Balloon Festival is Friday through Sunday at Will Rogers Downs Cherokee Casino in Claremore.
An open rodeo is scheduled Saturday and Sunday in Clearview, west of Muskogee.
This week in Kansas City: On Friday, Brooks and Dunn perform with Gary Allen at 7:30 p.m. at the Sprint Center, 1100 Walnut. Tickets are $25 to $50. Stoney LaRue, the Scott Ford Band and Bryant Carter play at Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania Ave. Better Than Ezra plays at the Crossroads, 417 E. 18th. Ten metal bands play at the Uptown Club, 3700 Broadway. The TC Dance Club will present a Disney show at 7 p.m. at the Folly Theatre, 300 W. 12th St.
On Saturday, Bob Dylan performs at the Starlight Theater in Swope Park. Hanson, Rooney, and Everfield plays at the Beaumont Club. Song stylist Bettye LaVette performs at 8 p.m. at the Folly Theater.
On Sunday, Jackson Brown plays at the Starlight Theater. The Black Crowes play at the VooDoo Lounge. Rappers Wishin y Yandel perform at 8 p.m. at the Sprint Center.
Wolfmother, J. Roddy Walston and the Business play at the Beaumont Club on Aug. 9.
Primus and Gogol Bordello play at the Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway.
The Disney musical "Beauty and the Beast" is offered at 8 p.m. Aug. 10 to Aug. 15 at the Starlight Theater.
The musical "Lucky Duck," by the composer of "Dreamgirls," runs through Sunday at the Coterie Theatre in Crown Center, Grand at Pershing Road.
"The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" opens Friday and runs through Aug. 22 at the American Heartland Theatre, 2450 Grand Blvd. in Crown Center.
This week in Columbia: The National Aladdin Lamp Collector's Club and the 21st International Lamp Show and Sale is at the Holiday Inn Friday and Saturday.
This week in St. Louis: On Friday, Brooks and Dunn with Gary Allen perform at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater.
On Saturday, "Simply Simchah: Behind a Smile" is offered at the Kranzburg Arts Center, 501 N. Grand, with shows at 2, 4, 7 and 9 p.m.
Final performances of Union Avenue Opera's production of Donizetti's "The Daughter of the Regiment" are at 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday the Union Avenue Christian Church, Union and Delmar.
Jerome Kern's "Showboat" will be presented Aug. 9 to Aug. 15 at the Muny in Forest Park. Shows are nightly at 8:15 p.m.
The third annual Back Forty Bluegrass Festival runs through Sunday on Pike 32 north of Curryville, south of Hannibal. Performers include Dailey and Vincent, Audie Blaylock and Redline, Lost and Found, III Tyme Out, Larry Stephenson Band, Barry Scott and Second Wind, Nothin' Fancy, Ozark Alliance, Punches Family Band, Liza Bluff, Southern Raised and the Missouri River Band. There are two shows on Friday, three one Saturday and one on Sunday.
Jackson Browne and David Lindley perform on Monday at the Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand.
At the Pageant, 6161 Delmar, performing are Gogol Bordello on Friday; and Better than Ezra and the Rouge pm Saturday.