Wickman Gardens' Fall Festival is Saturday and Sunday at the Monett store on East Highway 60.
In Mt. Vernon, the Not-So-Square Festival will be held on Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m., in and around the square. Artists and writers will have exhibits in the square. Writing workshops will be held at the public library. Performances will be held in the Gibbs Park amphitheater into the evening. The Meet in the Middle Tango Festival runs through Sunday at 202 S. Hickory, with a public performance on Saturday night in the square.
This week in Springfield: The two-day Greater Ozarks Blues Festival will be held this weekend at the Bass Pro Shops parking lot at 1935 S. Campbell. Two stages are offered. Friday performers include Super Chikan and the Fighting Cocks, Grady Champion Band, the Bel Airs, and Underground Blues Division. Playing Saturday are Bernard Allison, Homemade Jamz, Barbara Blue, Marquise Knox, Tripwire, Full Moon Blues Band, Nigel and the Ghost and Black Suede. Tickets are $15 for Friday and $20 for Saturday.
The 15th annual Japanese Fall Festival at Nathanael Greene Park will be held Friday and Saturday, starting at 5:30 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday. Admission is $5.
The Mega RV Show will be held Friday through Sunday at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.
The third annual Greek Festival will be held Friday through Sunday at St. Thomas the Apostle Orthodox Church, 4200 S. Holiday Ave., opening 5 p.m. Friday and noon Saturday and Sunday.
The 13th annual Ozarks Celebration Festival runs Friday through Sunday on the grounds of Carrington Hall at Missouri State University. A total of 65 craftsmen and five stages are slated. The Friday concert at 6 p.m. features the Hillbenders, the Chapmans and Dan Tyminski and Ronnie Bowman.
The Ozark Mountain Daredevils Cowtown Ballroom documentary film will be shown at 6:15 p.m. both Friday and Saturday at the Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East, followed by a live performance at 8:15 p.m.
The Ozarks Genealogical Society's 30th annual conference will be held Friday and Saturday at the Clarion Hotel, 3333 S. Glenstone.
The Springfield Conservation Center, 4601 S. Nature Center Way, celebrates Monarch butterflies in a special program at 1 p.m. on Saturday.
A holiday ornament collectors show will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday at Lamplighter Inn, 2820 N Glenstone.
The Missouri State University Community Band will perform a free concert of 1960s' music at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the parking lot of St. Paul United Methodist Church, Walnut and Jefferson Ave.
For Hispanic heritage month, a mariachi festival will be offered at 6:30 p.m. at Remington's, 1655 W. Republic Road. A second concert will be given at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Missouri State University Theatre. A mariachi concert and a dance performance by Grupo Latinamericano will be given at 6 p.m. on Sunday at Nichols Park.
At the Outland Ballroom, 326 South Ave., playing Friday will be Mountain Sprout and the Hundred Hand String Band. The Detectives play Saturday. Murder by Death, Samantha Crain, Ninja Gun and Golden Giant play Sept. 15.
At the Stained Glass Theatre, 1996 W. Evangel in Ozark, Ron Bothwell's "The Wayfaring Stranger" opens Sept. 16 and runs through Oct. 16.
This week in northwest Ark.: Smash Mouth will perform a free concert at 8 p.m. Friday in the parking lot of the Walton Arts Center, 495 Dickson.
Bret Michaels and Finding Jimmy Hoffa perform at 8 p.m. on Sept. 16 at the Arkansas Music Pavilion at the Northwest Arkansas Mall. Tickets are $25 to $100.
At George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson, performing this week are Full House, Randall Shreve and the Sideshow, Wade Ogle and the Mad Spirits, Chase Pagan, the Plaid Jackets and the Floozies on Friday; Army of Birds and Starved for Attention on Saturday; the Great Scotts on Sunday; the Riflemen and No Name Kicker on Sept. 13; the Benjy Davis Project and Ingram Hill on Sept. 15; and Even Heroes on Sept. 16.
At the University of Arkansas's Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center. Cellist Mike Block gives a recital Friday. Soprano Diane Thueson Reich and Scott Holden, pianist give a recital on Sept. 13, both at 7:30 p.m.
At Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main in Springdale, the play "Seeing Stars in Dixie" will be offered at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday with additional shows next weekend.
The 33rd annual Ozark Quilt Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, 118 W. Johnson Ave. in Springdale. Shout Lulu will provide musical entertainment.
The fourth annual Arts and Food Festival will be held Friday through Sunday in the Pinnacle Hills district of Rogers.
The rock band The Lovin' Spoonful will present a concert at 8 p.m. on Friday at the Auditorium in downtown Eureka Springs. Tickets are $25.
At the Pine Mountain Village in Eureka Springs, the 40th annual Eureka Springs Antique Automobile Festival will be held Friday through Sunday. Following the parade at 11 a.m. on Saturday, a reenactment of the 1922 bank robbery attempt will be given on Spring Street. The Wood Carvers Jamboree featuring 65 artists from four states will also run in the village through Sunday.
The Bella Vista Big Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at Riordan Hall in Bella Vista. Tickets are $10.
This week in Joplin: Ariano Suassuna's play "The Rogue's Trial" will be offered Sept. 14 to 18 in the Bud Walton Black Box Theatre on the MSSU campus. Tickets are $3.
The Joplin Tristatesmen Barbershop Chorus will perform at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the First Community Church. Tickets are $5.
The Music in the Park series at Landreth Park continues with Beneath the Surface, performing at 7 p.m. on Sunday.
"The County of Monte Cristo" opens Sept. 16 and runs to Sept. 26 at the Stained Glass Theater, 1318 W. 26th St.
In Carthage, the Midwest Gathering of the Arts is set for Friday and Saturday at Memorial Hall, 1528 Grand Ave.
At the George Washington Carver Monument near Diamond, Prairie Day will be offered on Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m. Programs on the home sciences and prairie life will be offered. Storytellers will perform.
The 18th annual Gem City Days will be held Friday and Saturday in Diamond. There will be a parade at 10 a.m. on Saturday and a car show. Performers will include the Diamond Jazz Band, Old Fat and Ugly Band, Billy Jo Gentry, No Apparent Reason, and Coldcreek Rockin Country Band.
At the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, performing this week will be Elvis T. Busboy and the Tex Blues Butchers on Friday and Saturday, the pop rock band Bellinia on Saturday; SpinRad and Dirty Deeds on Sept. 15.
This week in Miami, Okla.: At Buffalo Run Casino, the Bart Crow Band plays on Friday.
Miami Little Theatre's production of "The Wizard of Oz" opens Sept. 16 and runs through Sept. 19 at the Coleman Theatre, 103 N. Main.
This week in Tulsa, Okla.: At the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd St., the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra opens its season at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday in the Chapman Music Hall with Mendelssohn's "Midsummer Night's Dream" Overture, Brahm's "Variations on the Theme by Haydn" and Shostakovich's Symphony #5." Shakespeare's "Macbeth" will be presented in a modern setting Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday at 2 p.m., with more shows next weekend, in the John H. Williams Theatre. Tickets are $35. A staged retelling of Rudyard Kipling's "The Jungle Book" will be given Friday and Saturday in the Liddy Doenges Theatre. Tickets are $15.
At Expo Square, 4145 E. 21st St., the American Miniature Horse Registry national Horse Show runs through Sept. 19 in the livestock arena. The ninth annual tulsa State Fair "Corn Dog Kick-Off" is in the pavillion. A custom auto show is in the Exchange Center.
This week at Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, will be Eric and the Adam, FM Pilots and Jesse Joice on Friday; Tegan and Sara on Saturday; and Big Head Todd and the Monsters on Sept. 13.
The El Rodeo Event Center, 825 N. Sheridan, has its grand opening on Saturday. Musical performances include Los Buitres, Los Nuevos Elegantes, Erik Estrada and Dareyes De La Sierra.
Performing at the Hard Rock Casino, Interstate 44 and 193rd St., will be Livewire on Friday; Blue Finger Disco, Travis Kidd and Shelly Laine on Saturday; and Blue Oyster Cult on Sept. 16.
This week in Pittsburg, Kan.: Trio Fedele performs at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 10 in McCray Hall on the Pittsburg State University campus.
The Pittsburg Idol contest will be held Saturday in Memorial Hall, 503 N. Pine.
This week in Nevada, Mo.: The Southwest Missouri Light My Fire Barbecue Festival run through Saturday.
This week in Kansas City: On Friday, 14 local bands will play in what is billed as Hate Fest at the Uptown Theatre, 3700 Broadway. Also playing in the Conspiracy Room at the Uptown will be Dieselboy, Roguedubs Crew and Cquence. Here Come the Mummies and the Good Foot play at the Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania Ave.
On Saturday, Pomeroy plays at the Beaumont Club. Pavement plays at the Uptown Theatre.
Johnson County Old Settlers Days will be held through Saturday in downtown Olathe, Kan. A tribute concert to Journey by the band Revelation will be offered Friday.
On Sept. 14, Queens Club, Take Cover, Samestate, Le Grand, Carter Hulsey and You Me and Everyone We Know play at the Beaumont Club.
The Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus's "Zing Zang Zoom" show runs through Sunday at the Sprint Center, 1100 Walnut.
The Ailey II Dance Company performs at 8 p.m. Friday and 7 p.m. Saturday at the Folly Theater, 300 W. 12th St. Tickets are $25 to $50.
The Beatles' tribute band Rain performs at the Starlight Theater in Swope Park through Sunday.
The Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre's production of Lanford Wilson's "Hot L Baltimore" 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 next weekend. Tickets are $22.
This week in St. Louis: On Friday, Todd Rundgren plays at 7 p.m. at the Roberts Orpheum, 416 N. 9th St., with The Fixx. The Arianna String Quartet plays the music of Dvorak, Shostakovich and Schubert at 8 p.m. on Friday at the Touhill Performing Arts Center on the University of Missouri campus. Tickets are $23. The St. Louis Symphony performs a night of Latin dance music at 7:30 p.m. at Powell Hall, Delmar and Grand.
On Saturday, a tribute concert to the music of Abba by the band Arrival will be offered at Powell Hall.
The 17th annual St. Louis Art Fair runs through Sunday in downtown Clayton.
"Shrek: The Musical" opens Saturday and runs through Sept. 26 at the Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand.
The Greater St. Louis Hispanic Festival runs through Sunday at the Soldiers Memorial downtown.
The St. Louis Pirate Festival opens Saturday and runs for two weekends at Rotary Park in Wentzville.
The play "Equus" runs weekends through Sept. 25 at the Kranzberg Arts Center, 501 N. Grand.
Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical "State Fair" runs through Oct. 3 at the Kirkwood Civic Center.
Moss Hart and George Kaufman's musical "You Can't Take It With You" 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 runs through the weekend the events in many venues.
At the Pageant, 6161 Delmar, performing are comedienne Lisa Lampanelli on Friday; and Here Comes the Mummies on Saturday.