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Local festivals, big concerts, rodeos offered for entertainment Aug. 20-26

Thursday, August 19, 2010

This week in the Monett area: In Pierce City, Howdy Neighbor Days runs through Saturday. On Friday, Kids Got Talent begins at 7 p.m. Speed Shift plays at 9 p.m. On Saturday, bathtub races are at 1 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church. The parade is at 3 p.m. The HND Idol contest starts at 4:30 p.m. The Duck Race is 6:30 p.m. Music includes Morgan and Williams at 8 p.m. and Rich McCready at 9 p.m.

In Freistatt, the 37th annual Ernte Fest will be held on the Ernte Fest grounds on the north end of town. Food serving begins at 4:30 p.m. The Johnnie Zibert German Band and the Sauerkrauts will play both nights. On the second stage beginning at 8 p.m., the Liz Moriondo country band will play on Friday and Southern Green will play Saturday.

In Golden, the 60th annual Fiddlers Contest will be held on Saturday at the Community Center downtown. Dinner is available at 5 p.m. The music begins at 7 p.m.

This week in Springfield: Rock star Brett Michaels performs at 8 p.m. on Aug. 26 at the Shrine Mosque, 601 St. Louis St. Tickets are $35.

The rock band Switchfoot performs at 8 p.m. on Friday at the Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East. Tickets are $25.

The Ozark Antique Auto Club Swap Meet will be held Friday through Sunday at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.

The seventh annual Moonlight Bike Ride will be held on Saturday at the Discovery Center, 438 E. St. Louis St., starting 9:30 p.m.

The Missouri State University Pride Bands will perform at 7 p.m. on Sunday at the Plaster Sports Complex at MSU.

On Aug. 23, the Liberty Belle Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress plan will fly into the Springfield-Branson Airport and be available for public viewing and daily flights 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

At the Outland Ballroom, 326 South Ave., Opposites Attack from St. Louis, Agent 15, Boogeymen and Ghost Dance plays on Saturday. Eric, Piper and Rostralia play on Aug. 26.

At the Stained Glass Theatre, 1996 W. Evangel in Ozark, "A.D.: The Musical" runs to Aug. 28.

The Silver Dollar City Southern Gospel Picnic runs Aug. 26 to Sept. 6.

This week in northwest Ark.: At the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center for the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Janice Yoes will give a voice recital at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 26.

This week at George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, will be the Bel Airs and WC Clark on Friday; Guta on Sunday; Zoogma on Aug. 25; the Glitch Mob and Cornmeal on Aug. 26.

At the Arkansas Music Pavilion at the Northwest Arkansas Mall in Fayetteville, the Eli Young Band, Corey Smith and Ingram Hill perform on Friday. Colbie Caillat plays on Aug. 24.

Jeffrey Foucault plays at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Dickson Theater, 227 W. Dickson in Fayetteville. Tickets are $25.

The 106th annual Benton County Fair will run through Sunday at the fairgrounds in Bentonville.

The 24th annual Rogers Car Show, hosted by the Lions Club, will be held Saturday morning at Walnut and First at Frisco Park.

The third annual Iron and Ink Bike Show and Tattoo Contest will be held Saturday at the VFW Post in Avoca.

The Rogers Little Theater, 116 S. 2nd St., will host "The Golden Days of Radio" on Aug. 26, presented by the Northwest Arkansas Community College students and community talent. Tickets are $40 and $50.

The eighth annual Eureka Springs Bluegrass Festival runs through Sunday. Free shows in Basin Spring Park begin at 11 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. The Roving Gamblers, Josh Love Band, Common Tyme, the HillBenders, Mountain View Friends, the Dragonmasters and the Williams Family play Friday. The Hobnobbers, the Cobb Family, the Roving Gamblers, Josh Love Band, Mountain View Friends, the Dragonmasters, the Buffalo City Ramblers and the Spring Street Band play Saturday. The Saturday night show at the Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. will feature Mr. Big, Arkansas Red, Tim Crouch, Mike Wilkins plus Retro and Smiling. The Williams family will play a gospel show at 11 a.m. on Sunday in Bain Spring Park.

Gordon Lightfoot plays at the Auditorium in Eureka Springs at 8 p.m. on Sunday.

This week in Joplin: The choir Acappella will perform at 7 p.m. on Saturday in Carousel Park, 3834 W. 7th St.

The Landreth Park concert series continues with Borderline playing at 6 p.m. on Sunday.

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. 27 to 29. Tickets are $18. Information is at 417-358-9665.

At the Woodshed Emporium, 311 S. Main on the northwest corner of the Carthage square, the Granny chicks and the Millers perform at 7:30 p.m. on Friday. Admission is $5.

This week at the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, performers will be Beneath the Surface playing classic rock and pop on Friday; Cool Beenz and Pearl on Saturday; Felonious Monk and Solace on Aug. 22.

This week in Tulsa, Okla.: At the Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd St., "Black and White" a touring Broadway-style Bollywood musical recounting the golden age of films in India will give a performance at 7:30 p.m. on Friday in the John H. Williams Theatre. Tickets are $6 to $15. "Song of the Swimming Sun," a multi-media contemporary dance performance, will be given at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday in the Liddy Doenges Theatre. Tickets are $15. Hall of Fame fiddler Robbie Fulks, Robbie Gjersoe and the Trishas will perform at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the John H. Williams Theatre. Tickets are $22.

Political commentator Sean Hannity will bring the Freedom Concert to the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver, at 7 p.m. on Friday. Performers will include Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Charlie Daniels Band and Michael W. Smith. Tickets are $51. Also speaking is Oliver North. Proceeds go to the Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund.

Sheryl Crow performs with Graham Colton on Aug. 24 at 8 p.m. at the Brady Theater, 105 W. Brady. Tickets are $47.50 to $67.50.

Meat Loaf performs on Aug. 24 at the River Spirit Casino, 8339 Riverside Parkway.

Joe Worrel performs at 9 p.m. on Friday at the Cherokee Casino.

The Family Stone performs at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Osage Million Dollar Elm Casino, 951 W. 36th St. N.

At the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, S. 193rd East Ave. at I-44, Joe Worrell and Darren Ray play on Friday. Jumpshots, Joe Worrell and Darren Ray play on Saturday.

A wedding show is offered Sunday at the SpiritBank Events Center, 105th and Memorial, beginning at 10 a.m.

At the Tulsa Expo Square, 4145 E. 21st St., the Grand American Arms Show runs Saturday and Sunday. A flea market is slated on Saturday. The National Snaffle Bit Association meeting runs Friday through Sunday.

This week at Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, will be Hanson on Aug. 25 and Ween on Aug. 26.

Rodeos scheduled on Friday and Saturday are the Long Horn Rodeo in Collinsville, north of Tulsa; an ACRA/CRRA rodeo in Kellyville, southwest of Tulsa; and the ACRA/IPRA Championship Rodeo in Oologah, north of Tulsa. The Allen Dickerson Memorial Bull Riding event is Sunday in Skiatook, north of Tulsa.

This week in Pittsburg, Kan.: The Midwest Regional Ballet "Dracula" runs through Sunday at the Pittsburg Memorial Hall, 503 N. Pine.

This week in Kansas City: On Friday, Smash Mouth and Red Guitar play at Crown Center, 24th and Grand. Switch performs at the VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino. Six Percent, Nuthatch-47, Dreams Are Fo Rookies and Maps for Travelers play at the Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania Ave.

On Saturday, Gordon Lightfoot plays at the Uptown Theatre, 3700 Broadway, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $49.50 to $97.50. Comedian Jeff Dunham plays at the Sprint Center, 1100 Walnut. Bonotini performs at the Beaumont Club. Mark Valentine, Andy Dewitt and DeMarchi play at the farmers market in Overland Park. The KC Roller Warriors take on the Derby Detention at the Convention Center, 13th and Central.

On Aug. 23, Slayer, Megadeath and Testament play at 7 p.m. at the Sandstone Amphitheater, 633 N 130th St in Bonner Springs, Kan.

"Mel Brooks' The Producers: The Musical" runs Aug. 23 to 26 at the Starlight Theater in Swope Park at 8 p.m.

On Aug. 24, Nathen Maxell and the Original Bunny Gang and the New Riddim play at the Beaumont Club.

Weird Al Yankovic performs at 8 p.m. on Aug. 26 at the Uptown Theater.

"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 Sunday. Performances in the grandstand include Darius Rucker and the Band Perry on Friday; Sheryl Crow and Colbie Caillat on Saturday.

This week in Columbia: Uno performs at the Columbia Mall at 1 p.m.

This week in St. Louis: On Friday, Trey Songz and Monica perform at 8 p.m. at the Fox Theater, 527 N. Grand. Richie Rich and the Fourth Row perform at the Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd.

On Saturday, Mean Street presents a Van Halen tribute concert at 7 p.m. at the Family Arena in St. Charles.

On Sunday, Rush performs at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. The 47th annual Moonlight Ramble motorcycle ride will begin at 12:01 a.m. in Forest Park.

On Aug. 25, the American Idols Live tour performs at 7:30 p.m. at the Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Ave.

Union Avenue Opera presents Tchaikovsky's "Queen of Spades" at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Shows are at Union Ave. and Delmar.

Peter Shaffer's play "Equus" runs Aug. 23 and 25 at the Kranzberg Arts Center, 501 N. Grand.

"Man of La Mancha" runs through Sunday at 530 E. Lockwood Ave., Old Orchard in Webster Groves. Tickets are $25 and $30. Information is at 314-556-1293.

At the Pageant, 6161 Delmar, performing are Euge Groove and Andre Delano on Friday; the Vondrukes, Fractured Army, Flaming Death Trap and Oceania on Saturday; Coheed, Cambria, Porcupine Tree and the Dear Hunter on Aug. 23.

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