This week in Monett: The Monett Chamber of Commerce's seventh annual Festival of Flavors begins at 6 p.m. today at the First United Methodist Church, 1600 N. Central.
Broadway Nights will hold activities downtown on Friday. A birthday song and performances by the Bootkickers begin at 6:30 p.m. The dance troupe Fish Sticks performs at 7:30 p.m. The Middle School Art Show pieces are on display at Denali Dreams, 318 E. Broadway. At Mocha Jo's, 404 E. Broadway, Chelsey Jones and Echostrum perform at 6:30 p.m.
In Aurora, 16 authors will sign books at the Aurora Community Center, 40 W. Church St., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.
This week in Springfield: At the Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts, the Miss Missouri USA and Miss Missouri Teen USA pageant will be held Saturday and Sunday at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35 and $40.
At Missouri State University, the MSU Theatre and Dance Departments will present the fall dance concert at 2 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 2 and 7:30 p.m. on Sunday in Carrington Auditorium. The Concert Chorale will give a concert at 7 p.m. on Sunday at King's Way United Methodist Church, 2401 S. Lone Pine Ave. The Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony will give a concert at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 17 at the Hammons Hall.
At Evangel University, the play "Steel Magnolias" will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday in the Barnett Fine Arts Theatre.
At the O'Reilly Center on the Drury University campus, comedian Bill Engvall performs at 8 p.m. on Nov. 18.
At Drury University, Stephen Sondheim's musical "Company" will be performs at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Wilhoit Theatre.
The theatrical black comedy "Sordid Lives" will run Friday through Sunday and Nov. 11 to 14 at the Landers Theatre, 315 E. Walnut.
The Springfield-Drury Civic Orchestra "Convocation Concert" will be performed at 4 p.m. on Sunday at Central High School Auditorium.
At the Outland Ballroom, 326 South Ave., We Are Like The Spider, Lovers and Golden Giant perform on Nov. 18.
Neil Simon's "The Sunshine Boys" starring Jerry Van Dyke will be presented at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Clay Cooper Theatre, 3216 W. Highway 76 in Branson. Shows run through Nov. 28.
At the Rock House, 41 High St. in Reeds Spring, Walkenhorst and Porter perform a house concert at 7 p.m. on Saturday.
This week in northwest Ark.: At the Walton Arts Center, 495 Dickson in Fayetteville, the Broadway musical "Spring Awakening" will be performed at 8 p.m. Friday. Travel writer Bill Bryson presents a program of observations at 7 p.m. on Nov. 15. The University of Arkansas Wind Symphony and Symphonic Bands will give a concert at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 17.
At George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, performing this week are Lafuso, Ultra Suede and Casey Donahew on Friday; the Angry Patrick Comedy Show and Automatic on Saturday; the Sarah Hughes Band on Sunday; the Josh Abbot Band and Elise Davis Band on Nov. 17; and Willie Straddlin on Nov. 18.
The second annual Arts and Crafts Fair benefitting the Heifer International will be held Saturday at the Rolling Hills Baptist Church, 1400 E. Rolling Hills Dr., in Fayetteville, beginning at 9 a.m.
Angel Fest, a celebration of northwest Arkansas women musicals, will be held Saturday and Sunday at Terra Studios Event Center, 12103 Hazel Valley Rd. in Fayetteville.
Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main in Springdale, will offer a concert by the International Tenors at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.
The Rogers Little Theatre, 116 S. 2nd St., presents Neill Simon's "The Odd Couple" Friday through Sunday. Shows are at 7 p.m.
This week in Joplin: The Kansas City Chorale will perform as part of the Pro Musica concert series at 3 p.m. on Sunday at College Heights Christian Church, 4311 Newman Road.
Missouri Southern State University vocal music students will appear in a showcase of talent at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 18 in Corley Auditorium.
The 63rd annual Membership Show at the Spiva Center for the Arts, Third and Wall, opens on Friday and runs through Dec. 26.
In Carthage, the Holiday Craft Show will be offered on Saturday at 4865 S. Garrison Ave., beginning at 9 a.m.
The Red Dirt hit band No Justice from Texas performs at Lucky Maggie's in Diamond on Saturday.
In Neosho, Crowder College's eighth annual Festival of Wreaths will be held on Nov. 16, beginning at 6:30 p.m.
At the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, playing Friday will be the band Diversity with classic rock; the Wes Hart Band with rock and Derryl Perry with country on Saturday.
This week in Miami, Okla.: At the Buffalo Run Casino, Locash Cowboys play on Friday.
A high school production of the musical "Sugar," based on the film "Some Like It Hot," will be presented on Nov. 18 at the Coleman Theater, 103 N. Main.
This week in Tulsa, Okla.: At the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver, Elton John appears in concert with Leon Russell at 8 p.m. on Friday. Tickets are $24.75 to $139.75. Cheech and Chong present their "Get It Legal" comedy tour on Nov. 18.
Gretchen Wilson performs at 7 p.m. on Friday at the Million Dollar Elm Casino.
At the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd St., "After Miss Julie," based on a Strindberg play, will be offered Friday and Saturday in the Charles Norman Theatre. singer/songwriter Susan Werner performs on Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the John H. Williams Theatre. Beth Henley's southern Gothic play "Crimes of the Heart" will be presented by the Oral Roberts University Theatre Department at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday in the Liddy Doenges Theatre. The Tulsa Symphony presents a suite from Richard Strauss's opera "Der Rosenkavalier," Ravel's "La Valse" and Mozart's "Sinfonia Concertante" featuring former Ozark Festival Orchestra concertmaster Rossitza Goza on violin at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. The Broadway musical "Wicked" opens Nov. 17 and runs through Nov. 28 in the Chapman Music Hall.
At the SpiritBank Events Center, Jason Bonham's "Led-Zeppelin Experience" will be offered at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35 to $55.
This week at Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, will be Graham Colton and Ben Kilgore on Friday; Matt Costa and Everest on Nov. 16; and Paul Thorn Band on Nov. 17.
Groove Pilots and Darrel Cole perform on Friday at the Hard Rock Casino.
This week in Kansas City: On Friday, Reel Big Fish, Aquabats, Suburban Legends and Loo Loo Kanga Roo perform at the Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania. One Degree Difference plays at the VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino. The High Def Soul Fest with Dondria and the Sequel will be at the Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway.
On Saturday, Opiate and Tool with Razorwire, Wrath and Ruin play at the Beaumont Club. The Black Label Society plays at the Uptown Theatre. Sam Baker plays in the Conspiracy Room at the Uptown Theatre. Buck O'Neil's birthday bash with Darryl Terrell and One Way will be at the Gem Theater, 1616 E. 18th St.
The ballet "Coppelia" will be presented by the Heart of America Youth Ballet on Friday and Saturday at the Folly Theatre, 300 W. 12th St.
Kansas City Opera's production of Bellini's "Norma" at 8 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Lyric Theatre, 1029 Central.
The Ararat Shrine Circus will perform at the Municipal Arena, 13th and Center with shows at 7 p.m. on Friday; 10 a.m., 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and 1 and 5 p.m. on Sunday.
On Sunday, Circa Survive, Dredg, Codeseven and Animals and Leaders play at the Beaumont Club.
On Nov. 15, the Tim and Eric Awesome Tour is at the Midland Theater.
On Nov. 18, comedian George Lopez performs at the Midland Theater, 1228 Main St. Easton Corbin plays at the Beaumont Club.
Lydia Diamond's play "Harriet Jacobs" about a real slave girl in America will open Friday and run through Nov. 21 at the Copaken Stage, 13th and Walnut.
This week in Columbia: Donald Margulies' play "Collected Stories" will be performed on Saturday and Sunday at the Stephens College' Warehouse Theatre, 104 Willis Ave.
The comical murder mystery "Art of Murder will be presented by the Columbia Entertainment Company at 18,00 Nelwood Dr. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and again next weekend.
"The Visitation," telling the story of Mary visited by the Angel Gabriel, featuring the music of John Rutter, will be presented at the Missouri United Methodist Church, 204 S. Ninth St., on Saturday.
This week in St. Louis: On Saturday, Sara Bareilles and Augustana perform at the Touhill Performing Arts Center on the University of Missouri campus.
The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra plays Rimsky-Korsakov's "Scherherazade," Prokofiev's "Symphony #1, and Thomas Ades' "Concentric Paths" violin concert at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at Powell Hall, Grand and Delmar.
Elsie Parker and the Poor People of Paris perform on Nov. 16 and 17 at the Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd.
A touring production of the Broadway revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "South Pacific" runs through Sunday 14 at the Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand.
The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis's production of the Broadway play "Next Fall" is offered at 2 and 7 p.m. on Sunday at the Grandel Theatre, 3610 Grandel Square by Powell Hall on Grand.
Eugene O'Neill's "A Long Day's Journey Into Night" continues Friday and Saturday at the Kranzberg Arts Center, 501 N. Grand.
At the Pageant, 6161 Delmar, performing are Iron & Wine and the Secret Sisters on Saturday; Reel Big Fish and the Aquabats on Sunday; the Dresden Dolls and Sleepy Kitty on Nov. 16; Needtobreathe and the Daylights on Nov. 17.