This week in Monett: At Mocha Jo's, 404 E. Broadway, the eight semi-finalists in the Mocha Jo's Idol contest will perform at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday. Finals will be held on Saturday, Jan. 29.
At Denali Dreams, 318 E. Broadway, open mike will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday.
This week in Springfield: At the Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts, the Hot 8 Brass Band will offer a master class at 1 p.m. on Saturday and a concert at 8 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $16 to $26. Flutist Alesksandre Haskin will give a master class at 5 p.m. on Jan. 26 and a concert at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 27. Tickets are $20.
Scottish poet Robert Burns will be honored with the Robert Burns Night Supper at 6 p.m. on Saturday at the Doubletree Hotel, 2431 N. Glenstone. Tickets are $40.
Missouri State University's Inertia Dance Company offers a performance Friday and Saturday at the Springfield Contemporary Theatre in the fourth floor of the Vandivort Center. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $18.
The Springfield Conservation and Nature Center is holding eagle viewing days on Saturday and Sunday at the Lake Springfield Boathouse, starting at 9 a.m. Saturday and 12:30 p.m. Sunday.
Scrapbooking fans gather for "Scrap-a-palooza" from 9 a.m. to 10- p.m. at Remington's, 1655 W. Republic Road.
The Capitol Steps comedy troupe presents political satire at 8 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East. Tickets are $30.
At the Outland Ballroom, 326 South Ave., will be Bush Hawg, Chance Ray and the Good Sinners on Friday; and auditions to perform at the summer Wakarusa Festival on Saturday.
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 Walton Arts Center, the Parsons Dance and East Village Opera Company combine contemporary American dance, opera and rock music in a concert show at 8 p.m. on Friday. Tickets are $10 to $25. Randy Newman performs at 8 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $32 to $65. The Philharmonia Quartet Berlin performs works by Mozart, Shostakovich and Schumann at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $10 to $25.
Country music star Jason Aldean and Eric Church perform at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Barnhill Arena on the University of Arkansas campus. Tickets are $30.75 to $44.75.
The Suzuki Music School of Arkansas and the North Arkansas Music Teachers Association offers an International Day of Collaborative Performance at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday in the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall in the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Center in Fayetteville.
At GoodFolk Productions, 229 N. Block St. in Fayetteville, Matthew Hartz and the Hobknobbers perform at 8 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $12.
This week in Joplin: At Missouri Southern State University, Paula Vogel's play "How I Learned to Drive" will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 25 through Jan. 29 in the Bud Walton Black Box Theatre.
The Irish dance extravaganza "Riverdance" will be offered at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 26 at Memorial Hall, 212 W. 8th St. Tickets are $32 to $45.
In Carthage, the Woodshed Emporium, 311 S. Main in the northwest corner of the square, live bluegrass will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday by Drywood Bluegrass and the Fabulous BDR's. Admission is $5.
The Stone's Throw Theater in Carthage presents Scott Haan's play "Mind Over Matt" at 6 p.m. Jan. 27 through the weekend.
At the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, Copper Hollow presents new country music on Friday. Kaleb McIntire and the Newton County Line plays rock and blues on Saturday. Randall Shreve and the Side Show is the 9:30 p.m. vaudeville variety show attraction on Saturday.
This week in Miami, Okla.: Country superstar Loretta Lynn performs at 8 p.m. Friday at the Buffalo Run Casino. Tickets are $45.
This week in Tulsa, Okla.: At the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd St., the All-State Honor Band Concert is at 7:30 p.m. on Friday. The All-State Chorus Concert is at noon on Saturday. The All-State Instrumental Concert is at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. 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. "Will Rogers' Romance with Betty and America," a one-woman musical drama based on the life of Will Rogers' wife is presented by Broadway actress Lynett Bennett at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 26. Tickets are $10.
At the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver, the Harlem Globetrotters perform at 2 and 7 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $18 to $105.
The Tulsa World of Gymnastics Invitational runs Friday through Sunday at the SpiritBank Events Center, 115th and Memorial.
This week at Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, will be That 1 Guy and the Magic Pipe on Friday; Cody Canada and the Departed on Saturday; Alpha Rev and Flawna Forte on Jan. 26; and No Age and Rene Hell on Jan. 27.
The African Children's Choir performs a free concert at 6 p.m. on Saturday at Green Country Event Center, 12000 E. 31st St.
In the Joint amphitheater at the Hard Rock Casino, 770 S. Cherokee in Catoosa, Vince Gill performs on Friday.
At the Million Dollar Elm Casino, Bill Bellamy's comedy tour is offered at 7 p.m. on Jan. 27.
This week in Kansas City: On Friday, violinist Joshua Bell presents a recital at 8 p.m. at the Folly Theater, 300 W. 12th St. Tickets are $25 to $70.
On Saturday, Ozzy Osbourne performs at 7:30 p.m. at the Sprint Center, 1100 Walnut. Tickets are $28.50 to $74. A "red dirt music" party featuring Jason Boland and the Stragglers, the Bart Crow Band and Sam Silva play at the Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania Ave. Kid Sister performs at the VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino. The Parker String Quartet performs at 7:30 p.m. at White Recital Hall on the University of Missouri campus, 4949 Cherry.
The Kansas City Symphony presents the children's favorite "Peter and the Wolf" by Prokofiev at 10 a.m. 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, Kan.
At the Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway, Miranda Cosgrove plays on Jan. 24. Steel Magnolia plays at 6 p.m. on Jan. 26.
Silverstein, Miss May I, the Chariot and A Bullet for Pretty Boy play at the Beaumont Club on Jan. 26.
A recreational vehicle show runs Jan. 27 to 30 at Bartle Hall at the Convention Center, 13th and Central.
"Blues in the Night," a revue of songs by Johnny Mercer, runs through Feb. 13 at the Quality Hill Playhouse, 303 W. 10th St.
A stage presentation of "A Bridge to Terabithia" runs through Jan. 30 at the Coterie Theatre at Crown Center, Grand at Pershing Road.
Naomi Wallace's play "One Flea Spare" has shows at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, 3614 Main.
American Heartland Theatre's production of the comedy "Maybe Baby, It's You" runs through Feb. 20. Shows are at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. on Sunday, and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday.
At the Lied Center on the University of Kansas in Lawrence, the Kansas John Philip Sousa Junior Honor Band performs at 1 p.m. on Saturday. Mezzo-soprano Joyce Castle offers a recital at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 26.
This week in Columbia: The Missouri United Methodist Church, 204 S 9th St., present a concert of music by Mozart at 7 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $20.
NPR commentator Peter Sagal offers a look behind his show "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me" on Friday at Jesse Hall of the University of Missouri campus. Tickets are $18 to $32.
The Parker String Quartet performs works by Haydn, Dvorak, Kurtag and Brahms on Sunday at Jesse Hall.
The Russian National Ballet presents Prokofiev's "Cinderella" on Jan. 24 in Jesse Hall. Tickets are $20 to $27.
This week in St. Louis: The Cirque de Soleil "Dralion" show is offered at 7:30 p.m. Friday, 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, and 1 and 5 p.m. on Sunday at the Chaifetz Arena, Lindell and Market.
The St. Louis Symphony presents "A German Requiem" by Brahms at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at Powell Hall, Delmar and Grand.
On Saturday, Jerry Seinfeld performs at the Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand. Guitar virtuoso Tim Callobre performs at 8 p.m. at the Ethical Society, 9001 Clayton Road in Ladue. Pianist Carolbeth True and vocalist Christi Bye perform at 11 a.m. at the Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd.
On Sunday, organist Ken Cowan plays at 2:30 p.m. at the St. Louis Basilica. Tickets are $12. Soprano Idina Menzel performs with the St. Louis Symphony at 3 p.m. at Powell Hall in selections from Broadway shows and others.
On Jan. 25 and 26, the Shen Yun Performing Arts Chinese dance company performs at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 25 and 26 at the Fox Theatre. Tickets are $60 to $150.
The Black Repertory Theater presents Shakespeare's "Pericles" through Jan. 30 at the Grandel Theatre, across from Powell Hall on Grand.
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.
Final performances of "The Giver," based on the book by Lois Lowry, will be 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Edison Theatre on the Washington University campus.
At the Pageant, 6161 Delmar, performing are local bands Tenement Ruth, Troubadour Dali, Jeremiah Johnson and the Sliders and the Good Time Engineers on Saturday.