This week in Monett: Broadway Nights is Friday evening. Artists will showing paintings and creating new ones in 10 stores. At Mocha Jo's, bluegrass band Brightwater Junction will perform at 7 p.m.
On Saturday, the second annual Mocha Jo's Idol contest will be held at 404 E. Broadway, beginning at 6:30 p.m.
On Sunday, the Freed Hardeman University Chorale performs at 6 p.m. in the Monett Middle School auditorium.
This week in Springfield: Final performances are this weekend for the Springfield Contemporary Theatre production of 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. Tickets are $16 and $22.
The Springfield Symphony performs Mozart's Symphony #41 and Beethoven's Piano Concerto #4 with Van Cliburn 2009 finalist Mariangela Vacatello. The concert is at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts.
The Springfield Boat, Sport and Travel Show is at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds, opening at noon Friday, 10 a.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday.
In Branson, the Titanic Museum hosts its fifth annual Professional Ice Carving Event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.
"Strega Nona: The Musical," based on the children's stories of Torrie dePaola, will be presented at 7 p.m. on Jan. 18 at the Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $16 and $22.
Missouri State University's Inertia Dance Company offers a performance Jan. 20 to 22 at the Springfield Contemporary Theatre in the fourth floor of the Vandivort Center. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $18.
At the Outland Ballroom, 326 South Ave., will be JM Buttermilk's Hot Buttered Soul and R&B Revue on Friday; the Shotbug Brother, the Plus Ones and Suck and Sala on Saturday; Formant, Ava Wait, Nukldeep and Lucid on Jan. 20.
At the Stained Glass Theatre, 1996 W. Evangel in Ozark, Ron Boutwell's "The Praying Man" continues until mid February. Shows are on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
This week in northwest Ark.: At the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Renée Fleming's 2005 Los Angeles performance of "La Traviata" will be screened for free at 2 p.m. on the Fine Arts Center's Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall on Sunday.
At George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, performing this week are Michael Burks on Friday; Railroad Earth and Vince Herman's Great American Taxi on Jan. 18; Robert Randolph and the Family Band on Jan. 20.
A "Paint the Town Red" celebration will be held on Saturday in the downtown Fayetteville square with live music by Boom Kinetic, local food vendors and a silent auction.
This week in Joplin: At the Spiva Center for the Arts, Third and Wall, a one-day course on the wet-on-wet painting technique, "Flowers in Watercolor with Danette Belote," is offered from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. Cost is $20.
The Pro Musica concert series continues with Duo Prism, a piano and violin duo, joined by clarinetist Marlene Pauley playing works by Brahms, Khachaturian and Beethoven. The concert is at 7 p.m. on Jan. 20 at Corley Hall on the Missouri Southern State University campus.
This week at the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, will be the ABS Band playing Motown music on Friday; RJ Mischo and band playing blues and Joe Giles and the Homewreckers playing classic rock, both on Saturday.
|This week in Miami, Okla: Rob Lake, 2008 International Magician of the Year, will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Coleman Theatre, 103 N. Main.|
Walker Hayes plays Friday at the Buffalo Run Casino.
This week in Tulsa, Okla.: At the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd St., "Burn the Floor," a Latin and ballroom dance show, has performances at 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. on Saturday, and 2 and 7 p.m. on Sunday in the Chapman Music Hall. Tickets are $20 to $60. A stage version of "The Scarlet Letter" will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday in the John H. Williams Theatre. Tickets are $15.
At the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver, WWE Smackdown performs at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 18. Tickets are $15 to $45.
Comedienne Kathy Griffin performs at 8 p.m. on Jan 20 at the Brady Theatre, 105 W. Brady. Tickets are $55 to $66.
At the Mabee Center, 7777 S. Lewis Ave,Toby Mac's Winter Wonder Slam Tour performs at 7 p.m. on Friday. Tickets are $20 to $44. Johnny Mathis performs with the Signature Symphony at 7 p.m. on Jan. 20. Tickets are $41 to $93.
Boyz II Men perform at 7 p.m. on Jan. 17 at the Million Dollar Elm Casino, 951 W. 36th St. North. Tickets are $30.
The 2011 National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame 27th annual induction ceremony is Friday in the Central park Hall at ExpoSquare, 4145 E. 21st St.
This week at Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, will be Hot Rod Bob, Day by Day, Urban Tribe, Liverheart, John Moreland and the Dustbowl Souls on Friday; Cornmeal and Paul Benjamin on Sunday; Alex and the Anders, Coleslaw, Project Huckleberry, Digital Graffiti and Acoustic Ross on Jan. 18; Great American Taxi on Jan. 19; Candy Coburn and Kyle Williams on Jan. 20.
The Tulsa Little Theatre, 1511 S. Delaware Ave., presents C.S. Lewis's "The Magician's Nephew," one of the "Chronicles of Narnia," at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday with 2 p.m. matinees on Saturday and Sunday.
This week in Pittsburg, Kan.: The Pittsburg Sun's 2011 Bridal Spectacular and Fashion Show will be at the Pittsburg Memorial Hall. 201 W. 4th St., beginning at 10 a.m.
This week in Kansas City: The Kansas City Symphony hosts pianist André Watts as soloist on the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto #2, and plus Martinu's Symphony #4 and the Beethoven Grosse Fugue. Concerts are at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the Lyric Theatre, 11th and Central.
"Shrek: the Musical" runs at 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. on Saturday, and 1 p.m. on Sunday at the Music Hall, 301 W. 13th St. Tickets are $26 to $66.
On Friday, "On Cypres Avenue with the Wylliams Henry Dance Company" at 8 p.m. at the Folly Theater, 300 W. 12th St. The Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway, hosts Winterfest with 13 local bands on four different stages, starting at 7 p.m.
On Saturday, Jazz guitarist Earl Klugh and his quartet perform at 8 p.m. at the Folly Theater. Tech N9ne, Krizz Kaliko, Kutt Calhoun, Ces Cru, Hammerford, Dutch Newman and Fstz perform at the Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania Ave. Reid Speed, Ishe and Nu Antics plays at the Uptown Theater. The Takeover Step Show, sponsored by the African American Student Union at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, will be presented at 7 p.m. at the Swinney Recreation Center, 5030 Holmes.
On Sunday, the Beaumont Club hosts 10 local bands in the Battle of the Bands, beginning at 4 p.m.
The Berenstein Bears will present a show for kids at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. on Jan. 18.
At Crosstown Station, 1522 McGee, the Waka Winter Classic at 8:30 p.m. on Jan. 20 features local bands competing to play in the summer Wakarusa festival.
"Blues in the Night," a revue of songs by Johnny Mercer, opens Friday and runs through Feb. 13 at the Quality Hill Playhouse, 303 W. 10th St.
A stage presentation of "A Bridge to Terabithia" opens Jan. 18 and runs through Jan. 30 at the Coterie Theatre at Crown Center, Grand at Pershing Road.
Naomi Wallace's play "One Flea Spare" runs at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, and Jan. 20 to 23 at the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, 3614 Main.
American Heartland Theatre's production of the comedy "Maybe Baby, It's You" runs through Jan. 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, Ozzy Osbourne performs at the Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Ave. The folk duo Dailey and Vincent perform at the Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd., at 8 p.m.
On Saturday, a benefit show for the Animal Rescue Foundation and area shelters will be offered at the Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand, with Billy Bob Thornton, Easton Corbin, Tim Martin Gleason and Kim Massie. Tickets are $40 to $60.
The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra performs Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition," Brahms' Violin Concerto with concertmaster David Halen, and Ligeti's "Concert Romanesc" at 8 p.m. on Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday at Powell Hall, Delmar and Grand.
The Loop Neighborhood on Delmar from Kingsland to Wabash hosts its annual ice carnival runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
The play "Perfect Wedding" is offered at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday by the Kirkwood Theatre Guild in the Kirkwood Center, 111 S. Geyer Road. Tickets are $18.
Eagle viewing is offered at the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge on Saturday and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
On Jan. 17, rappers Rick Ross, Waka Flocka, Lloyd, Trina and Travis Porter perform at 7 p.m. at the Chaifetz Arena, Lindell and Market. Tickets are $47 to $127.
The Black Repertory Theater presents Shakespeare's "Pericles" through Jan. 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 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.
"The Giver," based on the book by Lois Lowry, is presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday and again next weekend at the Edison Theatre on the Washington University campus.
At the Pageant, 6161 Delmar, performing are Grace Potter and the Nocturnals with Chamberlin plays Friday; Lauryn Hill plays Sunday; and Girl Talk and Penguin Prison perform Jan. 18.