This week in Monett: At Mocha Jo's, 404 E. Broadway, Destiny Sawyer from Aurora will provide vocals and bass guitar accompaniment at 7 p.m. on Friday.
Denali Dreams, 318 E. Broadway, will have karaoke on Friday, beginning at 6:30 p.m.
This week in Springfield: At the Ozark Empire Fairground, Arena X and Freestyle MX bike performances will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
The Springfield Contemporary Theatre opens the musical "Julie Bunny Must Die!" at 7:30 p.m. on Friday with shows at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday and again next weekend. Tickets are $16 and $22.
At the Outland Ballroom, 326 South Ave., Mountain Sprout and Honysuckle play on Friday; Lucid and Sincerely Yours play on Saturday.
At the Stained Glass Theatre, 1996 W. Evangel in Ozark, Ron Boutwell's "The Praying Man" opens on Jan. 13 for a one-month run. Shows are on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
This week in northwest Ark.: At George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, performing this week are the Ben Miller Band and Lafuso on Friday; Mountain of Venus and Crazy Neighbor on Saturday; Taddy Porter on Jan. 12.
Lee Blessing's play "A Walk in the Woods" is presented at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Rogers Little Theater, 116 S. 2nd St. in Rogers. Tickets are $10.
A seminar on ghosthunting is offered on Friday and Saturday at the Crescent Hotel, 75 Prospect Ave. in Eureka Springs. For information, call 877-342-9766.
The sixth annual Eureka Springs Mardi Gras Extravaganza will begin at 5 p.m. on Saturday with an unveiling kickoff for King Krazo and Queen Eureka at the Rowdy Beaver Restaurant, W. Highway 62. Activities continue on Feb. 5 and the first weekend in March.
This week in Joplin: Opening Saturday at the Spiva Center for the Arts, Third and Wall is "Linda Mitchell: Memory, Fantasy, Mystery," a show of paintings, sculpture and photographs, through Feb. 8 in the Main Gallery. A reception for the artist will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Friday. "Gary Adamson: Apples and Oranges" opens in the Regional Gallery on Saturday.
The Christmas bird count for kids, a free event, will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Wildcat Glades Conservation and Audubon Center, south of Joplin.
At the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, performing this week are the country band Broadband on Friday and Saturday and Elvis tribute performer Brent Giddens on Saturday.
This week in Miami, Okla.: 2 Steps Back performs Friday at the Buffalo Run Casino.
This week in Tulsa, Okla.: At the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd St., the Monument Piano Trio will perform at 3 p.m. on Sunday in the John H. William Theatre, playing works by Haydn, Arensky and Brahms. Tickets are $25. "Brun the Floor," a Latin and ballroom dance show, has performances at 7:30 p0.m. on Jan. 11 to 13 and through the weekend in the Chapman Music Hall. Tickets are $20 to $60.
At the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver, Arenacross will be offered at 7 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. on Sunday.
This week at Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, will be Taddy Porter, Red Line Chemistry and Vandevander on Jan. 13.
At ExpoSquare, 4145 E. 21st St., there is a gun and knife show on Saturday and Sunday, a flea market and the Oklahoma Wedding Show in separate halls on Saturday.
This week in Kansas City: On Friday, Kiss and Tell, Forever Greye, Burning Tide, Drek and Brian Stark play at the Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania Ave. An Elvis birthday bash is planned at the VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino.
On Saturday, Easton Corbin and the Dirt Drifters play and the Beaumont Club.
The Kansas City Symphony performs Prokofiev's Piano Concerto #3 with soloist Haochen Zhang, Dukas' "Sorcerer's Apprentice" and Richard Strauss's "Also Sprake Zarathustra" at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the Lyric Theater, 11th and Central, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday at Yardley Hall on the Johnson County Community College campus in Overland Park.
"Shrek: the Musical" runs Jan. 12 to 16 at the Music Hall, 301 W. 13th St. Tickets are $26 to $66.
"Sesame Street Live: Elmo's Healthy Heroes" has a show Jan. 13 at the Sprint Center, 1100 Walnut.
Naomi Wallace's play "One Flea Spare" runs for the second of three weekends by the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, 3614 Main.
American Heartland Theatre's production of the comedy "Maybe Baby, It's You" opens Friday and runs through 20. Shows are at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. on Sunday, and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday.
This week in St. Louis: On Friday, the Joel and Victoria Osteen Ministries fills the SprintCenter, 1100 Walnut, with musicians Cindy Cruse Ratcliff, Steve Crawford, Da'dra Greathouse and the Lakewood Band and Ensemble, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
At the Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand, "Monty Python's Spamalot" will be offered at 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra collaborates with Circus Flora in recreating the 1850s Floating Palace in Powell Hall, Grand and Delmar. Shows are at 7 p.m. on Friday, and 2 and 7 p.m. on Saturday.
"The Wedding Show," the largest event of its kind in Missouri, is offered Saturday and Sunday at America's Center, 701 Convention Plaza, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Upstream Theater presents "Cooking with Elisa" at 8 p.m. at the Kranzberg Arts Center Blackbox Theater, 501 N. Grand, on Friday and Saturday and again for the next two weekends.
"The Giver," based on the book by Lois Lowry, is presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Edison Theatre on the Washington University campus. Performances continue for the next two weekends.
The Black Repertory Theater presents Shakespeare's "Pericles" from Jan. 5 to 30 at the Grandel Theatre, across from Powell Hall on Grand.
Theatre Guild of Webster Groves presents "Over the River and Through the Woods" Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Sunday and again next weekend at 517 Theatre Lane in Webster Groves.
Walter Mosley's novel "The Fall of Heaven," adapted for the stage, is presented by Repertory Theatre of St. Louis at the Loretto Hilton Center on the Webster University campus through Jan. 30.
At the Pageant, 6161 Delmar, performing are Marler Mayhem, Joe Dirt, Extremely Pointless, High Times and Hangovers on Friday; and five bands plus Thomas Hickey as Buddy Holly offering "Memories of Elvis" on Saturday.