In Aurora, the Art Walk will run 5 to 8 p.m. downtown on Jefferson, Oliva and Madison streets.
In Shell Knob, the fifth annual Shakin' in the Shell Fest is Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m. Performers include the Table Rockettes Line dancers at 10:30 a.m., Timberline Bluegrass at 2 p.m., Hometown Sound at 4:30 p.m. and Fatz 59 at 7 p.m.
This week in Springfield: Country superstar Alan Jackson performs at 7:30 p.m. today at the John Q. Hammons Arena.
Beyond Reach and the Undergrass Boys perform at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at the Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $15 to $25.
At Missouri State University, the theatre and dance departments present "The Laramie Project" at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. on Sunday; and 7:30 p.m. nightly through Oct. 5. Tickets are $14. Three professors will discuss the writings of C.S. Lewis in a program at 7 p.m. Friday at Plaster Student Union. The Missouri State University Symphony Orchestra performs a free concert at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 28 at the Hammons Hall.
At Drury University, the Wind Symphony and Chamber Concert will be at 5 p.m. on Sept. 28 at Clara Thompson Hall. The international chamber music group Core Ensemble will present a program on the lives of three famous Latin American women, Frida Kahlo, Rufina Amaya, and Alfonsina Storni, at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 30 in Clara Thompson Hall.
The Ozark Piecemakers Quilt Show runs 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at the Springfield Expo Center, 635 E. St. Louis St. Admission is $6.
The Heart of America Walking Horse Show runs through Saturday at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.
Dog Fest, a canine-related event with venders and demonstrations runs 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Chesterfield Park, 2511 W. Republic Road.
The Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park at 3825 W. Farm Road 146 hosts its Harvest Fest, opening at 10 a.m. Saturday and noon Sunday. Fall activities are live bluegrass music are planned.
The Roller Derby Fall Brawl pitting the Springfield All-Stars against the St. Lunachix is at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Skateport, 3820 S. Glenstone.
Performances of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical "Cats" continue at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Landers Theatre, 715 E. Walnut. Tickets are $25.
|Shakespeare's "Hamlet" will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and again next weekends at the Gallery, 1515 National Ave. Tickets are $10.|
A dance to celebrate National Ballroom Dance Week will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Savoy, 224 E. Commercial. Tickets are $15.
At the Outland Ballroom, 326 South Ave., Independents, Brutally Frank, the Itch, Angry Panda and the Reach Arounds perform on Friday; Hessian Crucible, Fiera, Fearless Before Persecution and Nocturnal Nation play Saturday; Flatfoot 56, Agent 15, Portrait of Authority and Last Call play Sept. 26; Dirtfoot and the Hundred Hand String Band play Sept. 30.
At the Stained Glass Theatre, 1996 W. Evangel in Ozark, Ron Bothwell's "The Wayfaring Stranger" runs through Oct. 16.
At the Rock House, 41 High St. in Reeds Spring, Dana and Susan Robinson perform at 7 p.m. on Saturday.
This week in northwest Ark.: A play version of Alfred Hitchcock's "The 39 Steps" has performances at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at the Walton Arts Center, 495 Dickson.
At George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, performing this week are Stoney LaRue, Uncrowned Kings and Shulertown on Friday; Boom Kinetic and Red Ambition on Saturday; Umphrey's McGee and Speakeasy on Sunday; Citizen Cope on Sept. 29 and Jackyl on Sept. 30.
Easton Corbin performs on Sept. 30 at the Arkansas Music Pavilion in the Northwest Arkansas Mall in Fayetteville. Tickets are $20 to $30.
At GoodFolk Productions, 229 N. Block in Fayetteville, the Steve Howell Trip plays at 8 p.m. on Friday. Tickets are $15.
"Charlottes's Web" will be presented at 3 p.m. on Saturday at Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main in Springdale. Tickets are $16.
The "Nash Back at Ya Cruise Night" is Friday in the Mazzio's and Andy's Frozen Custard parking lots in Rogers.
The Northwest Ark. Bridal Show runs 12:30 to 5 p.m. on Sunday in the Hammons Convention Center in Rogers.
At the Rogers Little Theatre. 116 S. 2nd St., the musical "Nunsense" runs Friday through Sunday and again Sept. 30 to Oct. 3.
The Arkansas-Oklahoma State Fair opens Friday and runs to Oct. 2 at Kay Rodgers Park in Fort Smith. Performers include Puddle of Mudd on Sept. 27, Gretchen Wilson on Sept. 28, and Chris Young with Stoney LaRue on Sept. 29.
In Eureka Springs, Eurekapalooza begins at noon on Saturday, a day-long concert by area bands at Lake Leatherwood City Park. Admission is $15. The fifth annual Adventure Into Art Studio Tour has all the local art studios open for visitors through Sunday. The 20th annual Corvette Weekend starts Sept. 30.
This week in Joplin: At Missouri Southern State University, the Bossa Nova Jazz Collection and Grupo Axe Capoeira perform at 7 p.m. on Sept. 29 in Taylor Performing Arts Center.
Pro Musica opens its 30th season with the Imani Winds performing at 7 p.m. on Sept. 30 at the First Community Church, 2007 W. 15th St.
The Four States Idol Contest will be held at Memorial Hall, 212 W. 8th St., beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Friday in two age groups.
A coin, stamp and sports card show will be held on Saturday at the Continental Banquet Center, 2802 N. Rangeline, beginning at 9 a.m.
The Music in the Park concert series at Landreth Park continues at 6 p.m. on Sunday with the Heartland Community Concert Orchestra.
The Raycliff Manor, 3.5 miles south of the interstate on Rangeline, will host the Halloween event, Screamfest, on Saturday.
The Carl Junction Bluegrass and Crafts Show runs on Saturday in Center Creek Park.
In Neosho, a karate tournament will be held Friday and Saturday at the Civic Auditorium downtown.
In Diamond, the sixth annual Great Pumpkin Harvest is at the Shanks Farms on Saturday and Sunday, starting at 9 a.m. both days.
At Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, Beer and Chicken Band plays on Friday. City Limits and Scott Ellison perform on Saturday.
The week in Miami, Okla.: The Turnpike Troubadours perform on Friday at the Buffalo Run Casino.
This week in Tulsa, Okla.: At the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd St., the Tulsa Ballet performs Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake" at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $20 to $70. A Celtic Fiddle Festival featuring Kevin Burke, Christian Lemaitre and André Brunet is slated for 7:30 p.m. on Friday in the John H. Williams Theatre. "Pageant: The Musical" has performances at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday in the Liddy Doenges Theatre. Tickets are $15. Tracy Letts' play "Bug" runs Sept 30 to Oct. 9 in the Liddy Doenges Theatre.
Tony Valentine's Girls Night Out, formerly the Chippendales, perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Osage Million Dollar Elm Casino.
The 1980s band Loverboy plays at 8 p.m. on Friday at the River Spirit Casino Events Center, 81st and Riverside.
Stone Temple Pilots play at 7 p.m. on Sept. 29 at the Brady Theater, 105 W. Brady. Tickets are $42.50 and $49.50.
This week at Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, will be Citizen Cope with Gary Clark Jr. on Sept. 30.
The Tulsa State Fair runs Sept. 30 to Oct. 10 at Expo Square, 4145 E. 21st St.
The Doobie Brothers perform at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 30 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, 777 W. Cherokee in Catoosa.
Sara Bareilles plays on Sept. 30 at the Marquee, 222 N. Main.
The Pioneer Day Open Rodeo will be held Friday to Sunday in Skiatook, north of Tulsa. The Frontier Day Open Rodeo is Friday and Saturday in Beggs, south of Tulsa.
This week in Pittsburg, Kan.: The Southeast Kansas Symphony Orchestra performs at 3 p.m. on Sunday at Memorial Hall, 503 N. Pine. Three pieces by Aaron Copland, "Summer Evening" by Delius and several works by American composers are featured.
Pittsburg State University piano graduate student Dongyuan Chen will give a piano recital at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 30 in McCray Hall on the PSU campus.
This week in Nevada: Oklahoma singer-songwriter Maggie McClure will performs at 8 p.m. on Saturday in the Raney Dining Room at Cottey College.
This week in Kansas City: On Friday, the Barclay Martin Ensemble performs at the Folly Theater, 300 W. 12th. The band Members Only will play 1980s rock on Friday at the Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania. Comedian Kevin Hart performs at the Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway. The "So You Think You Can Dance" tour comes to the Sprint Center, 1100 Walnut, on Friday. The Horace Washington Jazz Quartet plays at the Gem Theater, 1616 E. 18th St. Dolewite plays at the VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino. The Wylliams/Henry Contemporary Dance Company performs at the University of Missouri Conservatory of Music at White Recital Hall, 4949 Cherry. The University of Kansas School of Music performs a concert at 7:30 p.m. with selections from all the school's ensembles, at the Lied Center in Lawrence.
On Saturday, the jazz ensemble the Bad Plus performs at 8 p.m. on Saturday at the Folly Theater. Kottonmouth Kings, Blaze Ya Dead Homie, Big B, Bliss N Eso and Panic play at the Beaumont Club. Big Smith plays at Trouser Mouse, 635 NW Mock in Blue Springs. Ida McBeth plays at the Gem Theatre.
On Sunday, the Kansas City Symphony offers a concert for youth featuring 24 excerpts from works by Vivaldi, including the "Four Seasons" at 2 p.m. in Yardley Hall at the Johnson County State College campus in Overland Park.
The Country Club Plaza district at 4745 Central hosts its 79th annual Plaza Art Fair Friday through Sunday. A total of 240 artists will exhibit their work. Live music runs through the day on Saturday.
The GoodFoot and Allen Stone play on Sept. 27 at the Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway.
The National and Owen Pallett play on Sept. 29 at the Uptown Theater.
Stephen Sondheim's "Merrily We Roll Along" will be presented Sept. 29 to Oct. 2 at Grant Hall on the University of Missouri campus, 5228 Charlotte.
The musical "Saved" by Michael Friedman, based on the film, runs through Oct. 3 at the Spencer Theatre, 4949 Cherry St. on the University of Missouri campus.
The Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre's production of Lanford Wilson's "Hot L Baltimore" runs through Oct. 3 at 3614 Main.
Norm Foster's play "The Love List" runs through Oct. 24 at the American Heartland Theatre, 2450 Grand Blvd. in Crown Center.
"Come Fly With Me," a revue of music by Sammy Cahn, runs through Oct. 17 at the Quality Hill Playhouse, 303 W. 10th St.
This week in Columbia: The play "Our Leading Lady," offering backstory on actress Laura Keene and the Ford's Theatre troupe performing the night of Lincoln's assassination, will be given Friday through Sunday and again next weekend at the Macklanburg Playhouse, 100 Willis Ave.
This week in St. Louis: On Friday, Little Feat performs at the Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd., at 8 p.m.
On Saturday, the Kings of Leon perform at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre. The "So You Think You Can Dance" tour performs at the Chaifetz Arena, Lindell and Market. The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra has violinist Anne Akiko Meyers playing the Mozart Violin Concerto #3, Tchaikovsky's Symphony #5 and must by Schnittke. The concert is at 8 p.m. at Powell Hall, Grand and Delmar. C.S. Lewis's "The Screwtape Letters will be presented at 4 and 8 p.m. at the Touhill Performing Arts Center on the University of Missouri campus.
The Grand Center district has its fall street festival this weekend, with the fourth annual street dance between Lindell and Delmar on Saturday.
On Sunday, St. Louis Ballet offers three contemporary ballets at 3 p.m. at the Touhill Center.
On Sept. 28, guitarist Tommy Emmanuel plays at the Roberts Orpheum, 416 N. 9th St.
On Sept. 30, Lady Antebellum and David Nail play at the Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand, at 7:30 p.m.
"Shrek: The Musical" runs through Sunday at the Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand.
The play "Equus" runs Friday and Saturday at the Kranzberg Arts Center, 501 N. Grand.
Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical "State Fair" runs through Oct. 3 at the Kirkwood Civic Center.
At the Pageant, 6161 Delmar, performing are Toadies and Gringo Star on Saturday; Straight No Chaser on Sept. 29; and the National with Owen Pallett on Sept. 30.