This week in Monett: The Monett Chamber of Commerce's Festival of Lights opens at 5:30 p.m. nightly through Dec. 26 at South Park.
This week in Springfield: The Springfield Contemporary Theatre presents the musical "The Secret Garden" with performances on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Sunday and again next weekends. Shows are at the fourth floor Vandivort Center Theatre, 305 E. Walnut.
A free ice skating is offered 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Friday at the Mediacom Ice Park at the Jordan Valley facility.
At Missouri State University, the 45th annual Elizabethan Christmas Dinners will be held Dec. 1 to 4 at the Plaster Student Union. Tickets are $30.
At Drury University, the wind instruments in the music department will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 1 in Clara Thompson Hall.
The Isaacs appear in concert at 6 p.m. on Dec. 2 at Remington's, 1655 W. Republic road.
Springfield Little Theatre's production of "Miracle on 34th Street" opens Dec. 2 and runs to Dec. 12. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. with 2:30 p.m. on weekends.
Tobymac and Skillet perform as part of their Awake Tonight tour at 7 p.m. on Dec. 2 at the Shrine Mosque, 601 St. Louis St.
At the Outland Ballroom, 326 South Ave., Hessian Crucible, One Eye Open and As Shadows Collapse play on
Friday; Sovereign, Plasticity Switch and Enduval play Saturday; Johnny Cooper, Matt Stell and the Crashers offer a Red Dirt concert on Dec. 2.
At the Stained Glass Theatre, 1996 W. Evangel in Ozark, Ron Boutwell's "Beacon in the Night: A Christmas Story" runs Thursday and Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 2:30 p.m. through Dec. 18. Tickets are at 417-581-9192.
This week in northwest Ark.: At the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, the Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra will perform at 7 p.m. on Sunday in the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall in the Fine Arts Center. The University of Arkansas Preparatory Orchestra will give a strings and piano concert at 6:15 p.m. on Dec. 2 at the same location.
At George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, performing this week are Earl and Them, Tiffany Christopher and Kirby Montgomery on Friday; Pope County Bootleggers on Sunday; and Zoogma on Dec. 2.
At Goodfolk Productions, 229 N. Block St. in Fayetteville, the Waymores will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 2.
The sixth annual Arts Eureka Fall Art Show runs Saturday and Sunday at the Ozarks Convention Center in Eureka Springs. More than 60 local and regional artists, from authors and painters to musicians and sculptors will exhibit their works.
The women of St. James Church in Eureka Springs host the 44th annual Silver Tea at 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 2 at the Crescent Hotel's Crystal Dining Room.
This week in Joplin: At Missouri Southern State University, the lighting of the tree to start the holiday season will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 30 in the Oval. The MSSU Jazz Orchestra will present their Swingin' Holiday Show at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 30 in Corley Auditorium in Webster Hall.
The third annual Joplin Holiday Experience opens on Nov. 29 and runs through Dec. 12 in Murphysburg. The community tree will be lit on Nov. 29 at 6:30 p.m. in Spiva Park at Fourth and Main. A holiday show "An Evening of Christmas" will be presented at 7 p.m. on Dec. 2 at Memorial Hall, 212 W. 8th St.
In Carthage, the Stone's Throw Theatre opens its run of "Miracle on 34th Street" on Dec. 2 for two weekends.
The annual Christmas lights tour opens at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 2 at the Congregation of the Mother Co-Redemptrix church grounds in Carthage.
In Neosho on Dec. 2, the Crowder College Choral Concert will be held at 7 p.m. in Elsie Plaster Community Center. The Big Spring Park Lighting Festival is also planned.
At the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, performing classic rock on Friday and Saturday will be Mr. Lucky. The rock band Uncrowned Kings perform on Saturday.
This week in Miami, Okla.: The band Hinder performs at Buffalo Run Casino on Saturday.
This week in Tulsa, Okla.: At the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd St., the Broadway musical "Wicked" runs through Nov. 28 in the Chapman Music Hall.
At the Brady Theater, 150 W. Brady, Selena Gomez and the Scene perform on Saturday. Tickets are $27 to $47.
This week at Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, will be Jason Boland and the Stragglers with Turnpike Troubadours on Friday; a fundraiser against cancer with Taddy Porter, Aranda, Crooked X and five other bands on Saturday.
This week in Pittsburg, Kan.: The Pittsburg State University Jazz Band and High School Honor Jazz Band performs at 7 p.m. on Dec. 2 at Memorial Hall, 503 N. Pine.
This week in Nevada: The Cottey College Pops Choir and Chamber Singers will give a Christmas concert at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 2 in the Raney Dining Room at Cottey College.
This week in Kansas City: On Saturday, Usher performs at the Sprint Center, 1100 Walnut. The Celtic band the Elders play at Crosstown Station, 1522 McGee. Twenty bands play at the Uptown Theatre's Fall Music Fest, 3700 Broadway. Handel's "Messiah" will be performed at 8 p.m. at the Community of Christ Auditorium, 1001 W. Walnut in Independence, by the Kansas City Symphony and Chorus plus other choirs making a 250-person chorus. Tickets are $12 to $35. The Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania, will have a night of Latin and American music.
At the Gem Theatre at the American Jazz Museum, 1615 E. 18th St., Ida McBeth plays Friday, the James Ward Band plays Saturday, and the Louis Neal Big Band performs on Nov. 29.
The Kansas City Chamber Orchestra performs the music of Schumann and Chopin at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 30 at the Unity Temple on the Plaza, 707 W. 47th St.
Pianist Leon Fleischer performs in recital at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 2 at White Hall at the University of Missouri, 4949 Cherry.
The University of Kansas Symphonic and University Bands play classic band works by Karl King, Robert Jager, Alfred Reed, Joseph Willcox Jenkins and Percy Grainger at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 30 at the Lied Center, W. Campus Drive in Lawrence, Kan.
"Distracted," a play about a boy with ADD, runs through Dec. 12 at the Unicorn Theatre, 3828 Main.
Clifford Odets' play "Awake and Sing" will be presented through Dec. 5 at the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, 3614 Main.
Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" presented by the Kansas City Repertory Theatre runs through Dec. 26 at the Spencer Theatre on the University of Missouri campus, 4949 Cherry St.
The Paul Mesner Puppets present "The Best Pet Ever" at noon Friday, 11 a.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at the Mesner Studio, 1006 E. Linwood Blvd.
The annual celebration "Christmas in Song" opens runs through Dec. 26 at the Quality Hill Playhouse, 303 W. 10th St.
This week in Columbia: At Jesse Hall on the University of Missouri campus, Mannheim Steamroller performs on Nov. 29 Tickets are $42 to $52. Boston Brass and the All Star String Band performs on Dec. 2.
This week in St. Louis: On Friday, Usher performs at the Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Ave., at 8 p.m.
On Saturday, Houses of the Holy offers a tribute concert to Led Zeppelin at 7 p.m. at the Family Arena in St. Charles.
The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra hosts former music director Leonard Slatkin in the "Rhapsody on the Theme of Paganini with pianist Olga Kern , Arvo Part's "Fratres" and Prokofiev's Symphony #5. Concerts are at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday in Powell Hall, Delmar and Grand.
A touring production of "The Wizard of Oz" will be presented Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand.
On Dec. 1, Carrie Underwood performs at the Chaifetz Arena, Lindell and Market. Tickets are $35.50 to $55.50.
The Jefferson Barracks will hold at model train exhibit opening Friday and running to Jan. 2, opening at noon.
The Joffrey Ballet's production of Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker" will run Dec. 2 to Dec. 5 at the Fox Theatre.
The St. Louis Repertory Theatre's production of the comedy "Over the Tavern" opens on Dec. 1 and runs through Dec. 26.
At the Pageant, 6161 Delmar, performing are Cavo, Shaman's Harvest, American Band and Copperview on Friday; a Stevie Ray Vaughan tribute on Saturday by three bands; and Shinedown and Will Hoge on Dec. 2.