This week in Monett: Broadway Nights on Friday will provide a pet parade at 6 p.m. Live music will include classical guitarist Robert Palmert at Denali Dreams, 316 E. Broadway, and Neva Welters on hammered dulcimer at Mocha Jo's, at 404 E. Broadway.
On Saturday, Dane Swanger plays an acoustic set at Mocha Jo's at 7 p.m.
In Mt. Vernon, Apple Butter Makin' Days runs through Sunday downtown.
This week in Springfield: At Missouri State University, the Ozarko Marching Band Festival runs all day Saturday at the Plaster Sports Complex. The Sigma Alpha Chi Latina Sorority hosts its seventh biennial Fashion Show at 7 p.m. Saturday in Plaster Student Union. The MSU Concert Chorale will perform at 7 p.m. on Sunday at Messiah Lutheran Church. Violinist Bella Hristova will give a master class at 5 p.m. on Oct. 11 and give a concert at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 12, both at the Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts. The MSU Percussion Ensemble and Island Breeze Steel Band will give a concert at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 12 at Wehr Band Hall.
The Missouri State University Baker Observatory, 1766 Old Hillcrest Road northwest of Marshfield, will host NASA Night at 8 p.m. on Saturday to view planets and stars.
At Drury University, Harold Pinter's play "The Birthday Party" will be presented by the Theatre Department at 8 p.m. Friday and 2 and 8 p.m. on Saturday.
Springfield Contemporary Theatre presents "The Rocky Horror Show" at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday, plus more shows the next three weekends at the Vandivort Center Theater, 305 E. Walnut, fourth floor. Tickets are $22.
The Botanical Society hosts its Chrysanthemum Festival on Saturday at Nathaneal Green Park.
The Springfield Symphony Orchestra opens its season with a concert of movie music at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at the O'Reilly Family Entertainment Center on the Drury University campus.
Blues Traveler performs at 8 p.m. on Oct. 14 at the Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East.
At the Outland Ballroom, 326 South Ave., Class Actress plus Kids and Chemicals play Friday. Hips Noir and Belly Dance Menagerie play Saturday.
At the Stained Glass Theatre, 1996 W. Evangel in Ozark, Ron Bothwell's "The Wayfaring Stranger" runs through Oct. 16.
This week in northwest Ark.: At the Walton Arts Center, 495 Dickson in Fayetteville, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center performs at 8 p.m. on Friday with music by Mozart, Mendelssohn and Brahms in Baum Walker Hall. The Tierney Sutton Band plays jazz at 8 and 10 p.m. on Friday in the Starr Theater. Cuban vocalist Omara Portuondo from the Buena Vista Social Club performs Latin music at 8 p.m. on Saturday. Chris Isaak performs at 7 p.m. on Oct. 12. Straight No Chaser plays at 7 p.m. on Oct. 14.
The University of Arkansas Symphony Orchestra performs at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 11 at the Walton Arts Center. Beethoven's Symphony #6 and Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto #1 with Jura Margulis will be performed.
At George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, playing this week are the Bel Airs, the Odds and Cousin Eddie on Friday; the SARPA charity fashion show on Saturday; Tyrannosaurus Chicken on Sunday; and Todd Snider on Oct. 14.
At GoodFolk Productions, 229 N. Block St., Chuck Brodsky performs at 7 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $12.
The Offshoot Film Festival for independent films runs though Sunday in Fayetteville. Films will be shown at the University of Arkansas Ballroom, the Whole Earth Organic Lounge and the University's Global Campus.
The 22nd annual Pea Ridge Mule Jump starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday.
The Yesterdaze Festival runs Saturday in Elm Springs.
The 42nd annual Ozark Creative Writers Conference runs through Saturday at Inn of the Ozarks in Eureka Springs.
This week in Joplin: At Missouri Southern State University, Martin McDonagh's play "The Pillowman" will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 12 to 16 in the Bud Walton Black Box Theatre.
The Show-Me Harmony Chorus and Sweet Adeline annual shows will be presented at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Joplin Family Worship Center.
In Carthage, Stone's Throw Theatre at 796 S. Stone Drive presents "Same Time, Next Year" at 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and noon on Sunday. More shows follow for the next two weekends.
The Carthage Maple Leaf Festival runs Saturday through Oct. 16.
This week at the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, will be country band Red River Junction on Friday and Saturday plus blues/rock band Oreo Blue on Saturday.
This week in Miami, Okla.: Pierce City's Mark Chapman performs at the Buffalo Run Casino with Brandon Jenkins.
A concert of gospel music will be given at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Coleman Theater, 103 N. Main.
This week in Tulsa, Okla.: At the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd St. downtown, Trace Bundy performs at 7:30 p.m. on Friday. Verdi's opera "La Traviata" will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and again next weekend in the Chapman Music Hall. The Odissi dance production from India presents Gita Govinda at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday in the John H. Williams Theatre. The Koresh Dance Company performs at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 12 and 13 in the John H. William Theatre.
At the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver, Carrie Underwood performs at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday.
The Tulsa State Fair runs to Oct. 10 at Expo Square, 4145 E. 21st St. Gin Blossoms performs at 8 p.m. on Saturday.
The Oklahoma Jubilee Chorus fall show will be given at 7 p.m. on the Monte Casino Performing Arts Center, 2206 S. Lewis, on Saturday.
This week at Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, will be Martin Sexton on Friday; Band of Horses, Brad and Besnard Lakes on Oct. 12; Chris Knight on Oct. 13.
At the Hard Rock Casino, Beer and Chicken plus Jon Glazer perform on Friday. Kenny Rogers plays Saturday.
|This week in Pittsburg, Kan.: The a cappella vocal ensemble Heinavanker performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday in McCray Hall on the Pittsburg State university campus. The Crowder||Jazz Orchestra will give a concert at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday in McCray Hall.|
This week in Kansas City: On Friday, Widespread Panic and Lubriphonic play at the Midland Theater, 1228 Main. Los Lobos plays at the Folly Theater, 1020 Central. Six local bands play at the VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino. Country star Don Williams will play at 8 p.m. at the Ameristar Casino.
On Saturday, soprano superstar Renee Fleming will give a recital at 8 p.m. at the Folly Theater, 1020 Central. Buckcherry and Salamander play on the Power and Light District stage at 13th and Grand. Rhythm and Ribs Fest features several musicians at American Jazz Museum, 1616 E. 18th St. Wolfstock plays at the Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania.
The Kansas City Symphony performs Stravinsky's "Firebird," the Sibelius Violin Concerto with soloist Hilary Hahn, Ravel and Lashnoff's "Starburst" at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the Lyric Theatre, 11th and Central and 2 p.m. Sunday at Yardley Hall on the Johnson County Community College campus in Overland Park.
On Sunday, Louis C.K and Todd Barry play at 8 p.m. at the Midland Theatre.
On Oct. 12, Ludo plays on Oct. 12 at the Beaumont Club.
On Oct. 13, Guster plays at the Beaumont Club.
On Oct. 14, Dave Brubeck and his quartet play at the Folly Theater.
This week in St. Louis: On Friday, the ninth annual Grant's Farm Halloween opens at 6 p.m. Denise Thimes, Miran Halen and the American Musical Ensemble offer a night of song at 7:15 p.m. at the Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd.
The Houston Ballet performs at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the Touhill Performing Arts Center on the University of Missouri campus.
The St. Louis Symphony performs Dvorak's Symphony #8 and the Grieg Piano Concerto with soloist Andre Watts at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday in Powell Hall, Grand and Delmar.
Oktoberfest runs in the Soulard District through Sunday.
On Saturday, comedian Rodney Carrington performs at the Roberts Orpheum Theater, 416 N. 9th St. The Chamber Orchestra Kremlin play at the Cedarhurst Center for the Arts in Mt. Vernon, Ill.
The Capitol Steps perform at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Sheldon Concert Hall.
Drake performs at the Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand, on Oct. 12.
At the Pageant, 6161 Delmar, performing are Loop Underground, the Immortal Soulera, the 12 to 6 Movement, Jia Davis, B.O.S., Richie Stacks and Preach on Friday; Guster and Everest on Saturday; citizen Cope and Chocolate Genius on Oct. 11; and Band of Horses, Brad and the Besnard Lakes on Oct. 13.