This week in Monett: Broadway Nights will have a "back to school" theme with games at many businesses. A Chalk Walk art contest will run from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Multi-instrumentalist Micah Miller will perform at Mocha Jo's. Angela Bennett will perform at Denali Dreams.
The Kings Prairie benefit concert featuring Lisa Layne and Last Resort bluegrass will be held at the historic Kings Prairie school and community center, east of Monett on Z Highway off Highway 60 and west of Farm Road 2015. Music starts at 6 p.m.
This week in Springfield: Springfield Contemporary Theatre concludes its run of "Song of Singapore" at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Vandivort Center, 305 E. Walnut, fourth floor. Tickets are $22.
Missouri State University will have a free carillon concert at 6 p.m. on Sunday outside the Meyer Library.
The exhibit "Yvonne Jacquette: Complete Woodcuts 1987-2009" opens Friday at the Springfield Art Museum, 1111 E. Brookside Dr., through Sept. 26.
The National Breeders Cup runs Friday through Sunday at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.
At the Outland Ballroom, 326 South Ave., playing Saturday will be Bogart, Victims of Telephone, Faathgerton and Iseah on Friday; Motherstar, Videovamp and In the Grove on Saturday.
The Rock 'n Roll Circus will be held Saturday and Sunday at the North Sports Complex in Nixa.
At the Stained Glass Theatre, 1996 W. Evangel in Ozark, "A.D.: The Musical" runs to Aug. 28.
This week in northwest Ark.: This week at George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, will be Lafuso and the Leah Spears Duo on Friday; the Ben Miller Band and Boris Silva on Saturday; Shadows Fall on Aug. 16; Tantric and Amsterdam on Aug. 17; and Shulertown on Aug. 19.
At the University of Arkansas's Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center in Fayetteville, the Frank Vignola Guitar Trio performs at 7:30 on Friday. Tickets are $15. Mike Sorenson will give a guitar recital at 7 p.m. on Aug. 18.
At the Arkansas Music Pavilion at the Northwest Arkansas Mall in Fayetteville, Gary Allen performs on Friday with Wade Bowen. Tickets are $30 to $100.
At Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main in Springdale, the American Girl Fashion Show will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday.
Final performances of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "South Pacific" at the Rogers Little Theater, 116 S. 2nd St., in downtown Rogers, presents Friday through Sunday. Shows are at 8 p.m. plus a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee. Tickets are at 479-631-8988.
The Hobnobbers perform a free outdoor concert on Saturday evening at Twin Springs Park in Siloam Springs.
The eighth annual Eureka Springs Bluegrass Festival opens Aug. 19 with a social and jam session at 7 p.m. at Basin Spring Park. Concerts run to Aug. 22.
This week in Joplin: Tulsa's Salsa Rhythm Project performs at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at Memorial Hall, 212 W. 8th St. Tickets are $15 and $20.
Joplin Little Theatre's production of Cole Porter's musical "High Society" runs through Sunday. Tickets are $15. Shows are at 3009 W. 1st St. Information is at (417) 623-3638.
The Stone's Throw Dinner Theatre in Carthage presents Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Oklahoma" Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Sunday plus more shows at 6 p.m. Aug. 19 through next weekend. Tickets are $18. Information is at 417-358-9665.
At Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, country star Blake Shelton performs at 8 p.m. on Friday. Tickets are $15 to $50. Playing in the regular show venue will be classic rock band the Dropouts on Friday and Saturday. The dance, funk and pop rock band Pearl plays on Saturday late.
This week in Tulsa, Okla.: The Deftones and Baroness perform on Aug. 19 at the Brady Theater, 105 W. Brady.
This week at Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, will be Dirty Penny, Firstryke and Beyond What's Given on Friday; Rodney Atkins, Danny Gokey and Steel Magnolia on Aug. 19.
Fred Hammond appears in concert at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Mabee Center, 7777 S. Lewis Ave.
An RK Gun and Knife Show is at the SpiritBank Events Center, 105th and Memorial, on Saturday and Sunday.
The El Rodeo Event Center, 825 N. Sheridan, has its grand opening. The opening concert at 8:30 p.m. will feature Los Buitres, Los Nuevos Elegantes, Erik Estrada and Dareyes De La Sierra.
Hoobastank plays at 10 p.m. on Aug. 19 at the Rock Hard Casino.
The 2010 Inter-State Rodeo with 499 performers runs through Saturday in Coffeyville. The Rangers Rodeo runs through Saturday in Lawton. The 101 Wild West Rodeo runs through Saturday in Ponca City. The Senior Pro Rodeo runs Aug. 16 to 23 in Coweta.
This week in Pittsburg, Kan.: Meadowbrook Mall will host the Original Collectors Show at 9 a.m. on Saturday. Information is at (620) 232-2244. Admission is free.
The Midwest Regional Ballet presents "Dracula" Aug. 16 to 22 at the Pittsburg Memorial Hall, 503 N. Pine.
This week in Kansas City: On Friday, Swill, Load Point Pull, Quietly Violent and Injected Element perform at the VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino at 8 p.m.
On Saturday, a benefit to save the Gulf will be held at the Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway, featureing Voler, Thieves of Flight and Heather Thornton. Admission is $10.
On Sunday, Rufus Wainwright and Lucy Wainwright Roche play at the Midland theater, 1228 Main. Tickets are $28.50 to $43.50.
The Disney musical "Beauty and the Beast" is offered at 8 p.m. through Sunday at the Starlight Theater in Swope Park.
On Aug. 16, Adler's Appetite with Anchored and Echo Vendetta play at the VooDoo Lounge at 7 p.m. Jack Johnson and G. Love play at the Sandstone Amphitheater in Bonner Springs, Kan.
On Aug. 17, Red Line Chemistry, Psychostick and Troy play at the Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania.
On Aug. 18, the Black Crowes play at 9 p.m. at the VooDoo Lounge. Disturbed, Avenged Sevenfold, Stone Sour, Halestorm, Hell Yeah, Airbourne, Hail The Villain and New Medicine play at the Sandstone Amphitheater in Bonner Springs, Kan.
On Aug. 19, Brandi Carlile plays at the VooDoo Lounge with Katie Herzig at 8 p.m. George Thorogood plays at Crossroads, 417 E. 18th St.
"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 Sedalia: The Missouri State Fair runs through Aug. 22. Performances in the grandstand include Shinedown and Chevelle on Friday; Montgomery Gentry and the Lost Trailers on Saturday; Katharaine McPhee and Bomshei on Sunday; Three Dog Night and the Grass Roots on Aug. 19.
This week in Columbia: the Midwest UFO Conference will be held Saturday and Sunday at Day's Inn Conference Center, 1900 I-70 Drive SW. Admission is $45.
This week in St. Louis:
On Saturday, the Black Eyed Peas with T-Pain perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Scottrade Center. Tickets are $37 to $79.50. Pointfest is underway at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. Tickets are $29.
On Aug. 19, comedian Jeff Dunham performs at the Family Arena in St. Charles. Tickets are $47.
Peter Shaffer's play "Equus" runs Aug. 16 to 19 at the Kranzberg Arts Center, 501 N. Grand.
"Man of La Mancha" will be offered through Aug. 22 by the Insight Theatre Company at 530 E. Lockwood Ave., Old Orchard in Webster Groves. Tickets are $25 and $30. Information is at 314-556-1293.
This is the final weekend for the musical "Promises, Promises" to be presented by Stages St. Louis. Shows are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday with matinees at 4 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Robert Reim Theatre at the Kirkwood Civic Center.
At the Casa Loma Ballroom, 3354 Iowa Ave., the Knights of Swing play on Friday. Hudson and the HooDoo Cats offer rock-a-billy and swing for dancing on Saturday.
At the Pageant, 6161 Delmar, performing are jazz artists Gerald Albright, Jeff Golub, Kirk Whalum and Peter White on Friday; Slampig, Bullshed, Liquor Store Bandits and Love Slurpee on Saturday; Cypress Hill and Stevie Stone on Aug. 16.