This week in Monett: First Friday cruise-in will bring vehicle enthusiasts to Broadway on an open invitation from Denali Dreams. The band Ignite Memories will play at 6:30 p.m.
This week in Springfield: Springfield Contemporary Theatre's production of Martin McDonagh's "The Cripple of Inishmaan" opens Friday and Saturday, with performances for the next two weekends at the fourth floor theater of the Vandivort Center, 305 E. Walnut. Shows are at 7:30 p.m.
The Pool Art Center at Drury University opens the exhibit "Uncommon Threads" by 16 fiber artists on Friday, running through Sept. 24.
The fifth annual KRUZ-N-4-KIDS Car Show will be held at Remington's, 1655 W. Republic Road, at 9 a.m.
At the Outland Ballroom, 326 South Ave., playing Saturday at 9 p.m. are Troy, Allen Array and Glass Bottom Boat Ride.
Country music stars George Jones and Jason Boland perform Saturday at the Black Oak Amphitheater in Lampe.
The Rock House, 41 High Street in Reeds Spring, will host Distant Relative in concert at 8 p.m. on Saturday.
The 52nd annual Missouri Fox Trotter Show runs Sept. 4 to 11 at the Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association Showgrounds in Ava.
This week in northwest Ark.: At the Walton Arts Center, 495 Dickson St. in Fayetteville, the Blue Man Group performs in Baum Walker Hall for two weekends, at 8 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Sunday, 7 p.m. on Sept. 9 and more shows through Sept. 11. Tickets are $59 to $79.
At the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, S. Michael Shuman and Dr. Karen Fosheim will give a free recital for duo pianos at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 7 at the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall in the Fine Arts Center.
Cross Canadian Ragweed and Reckless Kelly perform on Friday at the Arkansas Music Pavilion at the Northwest Arkansas Mall in Fayetteville. Tickets are $25.
This week at George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, will be Big Uns, Oreo Blue, Charlehorse on Friday; the Randy Rogers Band and the Elise Davis Band on Saturday; and Two Fresh on Sept. 8.
The 153rd annual Washington County Fair at the fairgrounds, 2536 N. McConnell Ave. in Fayetteville, runs through Friday.
The exhibit "Danny Lyon and the Bikeriders" opens on Sept. 9 with a reception at Crystal Bridges at the Massey gallery at 125 W. Central Ave. in downtown Bentonville.
At Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main in Springdale, the 59th annual Prairie Grove Clothesline Fair, the oldest crafts fair in northwest Arkansas, runs Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Over 200 artists are expected.
In Eureka Springs, the sixth annual Midwest MNG Motorcycle Un-Rally runs Friday through Sept. 6. Central Mountain Inn will by the gathering point.
This week in Joplin: The one-man play "You the Man Anti-Violence" will be offered at 7 p.m. on Sept 8 at the Leggett and Platt Athletic Center on the Missouri Southern State University campus. Admission is free.
In Carthage, the Woodshed Emporium, 311 S. Main on the northwest corner of the square, live bluegrass will be offered on Friday with Drywood Bluegrass and Brightwater Junction from Cassville. The music starts at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5.
At the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, the rock band Heart performs in the main concert venue at 8 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $20 to $60. Performers in the casino will include country band Copper Hollow on Friday; pop rock bands Hi-Fedlics and Sweet Trouble on Saturday; the Cate Brothers on Sunday; and a battle of the bands with the SML Band and Head Change on Sept. 8.
This week in Miami, Okla.: Bleu Edmondson performs Friday at Buffalo Run Casino at 8 p.m.
This week in Tulsa, Okla.: At the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver downtown, John Mayer performs at 7 p.m. on Friday. Tickets are $36 to $69.75. The Uproar Festival on Sept. 8 will feature Disturbed, Avenged Sevenfold, Stone Sour, Halestorm, Hellyeah, Airbourne, Hail The Villain and New Medicine. Tickets are $35 to $99.
The rock band STS9 and Ghostland Observatory will perform at 7 p.m. Friday at the River Parks Amphitheater, 29th and Riverside Drive. Tickets are $39.50.
At the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd St., a staged retelling of Rudyard Kipling's "The Jungle Book" will be given Sept. 8 through 11 in the Liddy Doenges Theatre. Tickets are $15.
At Expo Square, 4145 E. 21st St., the Oklahoma Reining Horse Association runs through Sunday in the livestock complex. The American Miniature Horse Registry National Horse Show opens Sept. 9.
The SpiritBank Events Center, 115th and Memorial, will host the Oklahoma Horror Film Festival and Convention, running Friday to Sunday. Vendors and actors will be present. A day pass is $20.
This week at Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, will be the Black Crowes and Buffalo Killers on Sept. 8; the Randy Rogers Band, Kevin Fowler and Sunny Sweeney on Sept. 9.
Open Labor Day Weekend Rodeos run Friday and Saturday in Sand Springs and in Drumright, both west of Tulsa.
This week in Pittsburg, Kan.: Little Balkan Days runs Friday through Sunday downtown. Events include a big band dance on Friday. Over 90 crafts vendors are expected, plus car, motorcycle and quilt shows, a folklife festival, plus baseball, tennis and golf tournaments.
Pittsburg Community Theatre presents "That 60's Show" at Memorial Hall, 503 N. Pine. on Friday.
This week in Kansas City: The eighth annual Kansas City Irish Fesitval runs Friday through Sunday at Crown Center, Grand and Pershing Road. Thirty Celtic rock and traditional Irish bands will perform on seven stages. Top performers include Cara, Eileen Ivers, the Red Hot Chilli Pipers and the Guggenheim Grotto. Over 20 heritage workshops, exhibits and genealogy sessions are set.
The Kansas City Music Festival at the Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania, will feature 24 bands. The festival runs Friday through Sunday.
Santa Caligon Days runs Friday through Sept. 6 in Independence. Free concerts will include Scott Ford, Seven Bridges Road and John Anderson on Friday; Travis Marvin, Steel Magnolia and Easton Corbin on Saturday; Outlaw Jim, Michael Twitty and Ash Bowers on Sunday; Rustic Heart, Six Degrees West and LoCash Cowboys on Monday afternoon.
On Friday, 20 bands will perform on three stages for the Kansas City Labor Day Music Fest at the Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway. Pat Green, David Oakleaf and Shootin Blanks play at Crossroads, 417 E. 18th St. White Linen Party plays at the VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino.
On Saturday, the Kansas City Symphony presents a free Pops in the Park concert at 7 p.m. in Shawnee Mission. Classic and movie music is scheduled.
On Sunday, STS9 and Ghostland Observatory play at Crossroads.
On Sept. 7, Seether, Red Line Chemistry and Echo Vendetta play at the Midland Theater, 1228 Main.
The Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus's "Zing Zang Zoom" show runs Sept 9 to 12 at the Sprint Center, 1100 Walnut.
On Sept. 9, the Ailey II Dance Company performs at the Folly Theater, 300 W. 12th St., at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 to $50.
The Beatles' tribute band Rain performs at the Starlight Theater in Swope Park Sept. 9 to 12.
The Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre's production of Lanford Wilson's "Hot L Baltimore" opens Sept. 9 and runs through Oct. 3 at 3614 Main.
"Duty" by Hall Parrott will be performed at the Fringe Central Theatre Gym, 1730 Broadway, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday, plus shows on the following two weekends. Tickets are $22.
This week in Columbia: The musical "Camelot" will be presented Friday through Sunday by the Maplewood Barn Theatre company in Nifong Park.
This week in St. Louis: The Bluescruise festival runs Friday and Saturday in the Soulard neighborhood with 20 bands performing in 10 music venues.
The Big Muddy Blues Festival runs Saturday and Sunday at Laclede's Landing. Eight acts are booked, including Booker T. Jones and Willie "Big Eyes" Smith. Shows start at 1 p.m. both days.
A juried art show and fair will run Friday through Sunday in Queeny Park.
The Pro-am Gateway Cup Bicycle Race runs Friday through Sept. 6 from Lafayette Square to the Hill neighborhood to downtown.
The 34th annual Japanese Festival runs Saturday through Sept. 6 at the Missouri Botanical Garden.
The Greek Festival at St. Nicholas Green Orthodox Church off Interstate 270 at Manchester Road runs Saturday through Sept. 6, opening at 11 a.m. each day.
On Friday, Kim Massie performs at 5 p.m. at the St. Louis Zoo stage.
On Saturday, Heart performs at 7 p.m. at the Family Arena in St. Charles. Tickets are $40 to $66.
On Sept. 6, the Labor Day Parade starts at 9 a.m. downtown.
Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical "State Fair" opens Friday and runs through Oct. 3 at the Kirkwood Civic Center.
Moss Hart and George Kaufman's musical "You Can't Take It With You" opens Sept. 8 and runs through Oct. 3 at the St. Louis Repertory Theatre, performed at the Loretto-Hilton Center on the Webster University campus in Webster Groves.
St. Louis Fashion Week opens on Sept. 7 with events planned at venues throughout St. Louis and suburbs.
At the Pageant, 6161 Delmar, performing are Shooting with Annie, the Upright Animals, Javier Mendoza, the American Professionals, Dawn Weber and the Electro Funk Assembly and Luca Brasi on Sunday; Seether and Pop Evil on Sept. 8.