This week in Monett: Broadway Nights will be held Friday evening in downtown Monett. Live musicians will perform in the busnesses open late. Activities start at 6 p.m.
St. John's Lutheran Church in Monett has rescheduled its third annual organists workshop and concert for Saturday. Paul Soulek from Seward, Neb., will be the guest presenter at 9 a.m. and participate in the hymn fest at 1:30 p.m. The church is located on H Highway north of Monett.
Tango instructor Karen Whitesell is offering a special Milonga (formal tango dance) with potluck dinner on Saturday at Murray's Vintage Venue, southeast corner of the square in Mt. Vernon. The event is free. Dinner starts at 7 p.m. and a free dance lesson for beginners at 8 p.m.
This week in Springfield: A touring production of the Disney musical "Beauty and the Beast" will be given at 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $20 to $55.
"Musical of Musicals," a theatrical show spoofing Broadway shows with different sections in styles ranging from Rodgers and Hammerstein to Sondheim, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday, and 7:30 p.m. through the week with more shows next weekend, in the Craig Hall Balcony Theatre on the Missouri State University campus. Tickets are $12 to $18.
"Jazz Aria at the Savoy Ballroom," presented by Springfield Regional Opera, will be given at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at the Savoy Ballroom, 224 E. Commerical.
A special show focusing on romantic break-up stories, "Valentine's Day Massacre," will be presented by the Skinny Improv Theatre in a show at 10 p.m. on Friday at 301 Park Central East.
Five speakers will present the program "Women on Love" sharing stories of personal experience. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East. Tickets are $12 to $15.
The Missouri State University Concert Chorale will perform a free concert at 7 p.m. on Sunday at Immaculate Conception Church, 3555 S. Fremont Ave.
Springfield Contemporary Theatre presents "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" Friday through Sunday with more weekend shows through March 5 at the Vandivort Center Theatre, 305 E. Walnut, fourth floor. Tickets are $16 to $22.
The musical "Big River" telling Twain's Huck Finn story with music by Roger Miller has performances at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Springfield Little Theater, 311 E. Walnut. Tickets are $15 to $25.
A charity ball will be held on Feb. 14. Tickets are $90 per person or $150 per couple, including dinner. Formal wear is encouraged. Doors open at 6 p.m. at W. Battlefield and S. Pinehurst Ave. For information, call 417-883-1104.
The Springfield-Drury Civic Orchestra will present the Stephen H. Good Memorial Concert at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 17 in Stone Chapel on the Drury University campus. Music will include Robert Schumann's Symphony #3, the Bassoon Concerto by Weber and a Slavonic Dance by Dvorak.
At the Outland Ballroom, 328 South Ave., performing this week are Dirtfood and Totojojo on Friday; Machine Gun Symphony and Super String Theory on Saturday.
At the Stained Glass Theatre, 1996 W. Evangel in Ozark, Ron Boutwell's "The Praying Man" has shows on Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Saturdays through Feb. 19.
This week in northwest Ark.: At the Walton Arts Center, 495 Dickson in Fayetteville, a touring production of the musical "Mama Mia" has performances at 8 p.m. on Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. on Saturday and 2 and 7 p.m. on Sunday. Performances of the play "Sundown Town" are offered at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday and again next weekend. Comedian Martin Short offers a one-man show at 7 p.m. on Feb. 15. Vocalist Jubilant Sykes and accompanist Alan Chow perform the music of Copland and African American spirituals at 7 p.m. on Feb. 17.
At the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, the Alianza String Quartet performs at 7:30 p.m. on Friday in the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall in the Fine Arts Center at 7:30 p.m.
At George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, performing Friday are Ultra Suede, Red Ambition, Reckless Kelly and the Turnpike Troubadors; Dirtfoot, Mountain Sprout and Speakeasy on Saturday; Guta on Sunday; Elephant Revival, Candy Lee and the Sweets on Feb. 15; and Old 97's on Feb. 17.
Agatha Christie's "The Mousetrap" is presented at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main in Springdale.
Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" will be presented at 8 p.m. Friday, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday and again next weekend at the Rogers Little Theater, 116 S. 2nd St. in Rogers.
The John Brown University drama department presents "Arsenic and Old Lace" Feb. 17 to 20 in the new Berry Performing Arts Center.
At the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks, 207 W. Van Buren in Eureka Springs, the seventh annual Chocolate Lovers Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The ninth annual Valentine Ball will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday. .
This week in Joplin: The Joplin Elks Lodge, 1802 W. 26th St. has rescheduled its annual Quiz Night fort 6:30 p.m. on Friday, with 10 rounds in an interactive team format. Cost to participate is $15 per player.
A wedding fair will be held 10 a.m. 5o 6 p.m. at Northpark Mall.
Local flintknapper Richard Zane Smith demonstrates turning rocks into tools from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Wildcat Glades Conservation and Audubon Center.
The MO-KAN Roller Girlz and the River Valley Roller Girls from Fort Smith clash at 6 p.m. on Saturday at Sportspark of Southwest Missouri, 1107 N. Prosperity Ave.
The Joplin Little Theatre presents a 30-song revue of romantic music at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday at the theater, 3009 W. 1st St.
The play "Welcome to Mitford" has performance at at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Stained Glass Theatre, 1318 W. 26th St., and again next weekend.
Live jazz by the Southwest Missouri Music Educator Association All-District Jazz Band, music by local musician Jesse McCormick and painting will be part of the third annual Rhythm 'n Hues at the Jerry Stark Auditorium at Carl Junction High School, beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday.
In Carthage, "Dinner with the Hornblatts" and "Ruby Plum," two one-act plays, will be presented at 6 p.m. on Monday in a special Valentine's Day show.
At the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, Elvis T. Busboy and the Texas Blues Butchers play on Friday and Saturday. Sequel Dose plays pop and rock late on Saturday.
This week in Miami, Okla.: At the Buffalo Run Casino, Thomas Martinez plays on Friday and Rick Springfield performs Saturday.
Miami Little Theatre presents a stage version of "The Cemetery Club" at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17 and through the weekend at the Coleman Theatre, 103 N. Main.
This week in Tulsa, Okla.: At the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd St., Tulsa Playhouse's production of John Kolvenbach's play "Love Song" is presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the Liddy Doenges Theatre. "Expressions of Black Souls" with poems by Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou and Ntozake Shange and music from Billie Holiday, James Brown and Destiny's Child is offered at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday in the John H. Williams Theatre. Trio Cavatina performs music by Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn, Torres and Augusta Thomas at 3 p.m. Sunday in the John Williams Theatre. Neil LaBute's play "Reasons to be Pretty" opens Feb. 17 for a two-weekend run in the Charles Norman Theatre.
At Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, performing this week are Hot Club of Cowtown and Mary Cogan on Friday; the Eli Young Band and Two Steps Back on Saturday; Badfish plays a tribute on Sublime, Scotty Don't, Full Service and Kick Tree plays on Feb. 15; Candy Coburn and Dean Williams Band play on Feb. 16.
Martin Short takes his show to the SpiritBank Events Center at 7 p.m. on Friday, 105th and Memorial.
At the Osage Million Dollar Elm Casino, 951 W. 36th St. North, Tony Valentine's Girls Night Out, formerly known as the Chhippendales, perform at 7 p.m. Friday. Hinder, Saving Abel, My Darkest Days and Kopek perform at 6 p.m. on Feb. 17.
Kenny Loggins performs at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 17 at the Hard Rock Casino, 770 W. Cherokee in Catoosa.
Instrumentalist Grady Nichols and several of Tulsa's divas perform a Valentine's concert at 8 p.m. on Feb. 14 at the Arts and Humanities Council, 601 S. Main in Broken Arrow.
This week in Pittsburg, Kan.: The Pittsburg State University Band will give a concert at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 17 in Memorial Auditorium, 503 N. Pine.
This week in Nevada: The Community Council on the Performing Arts production of Kasey Kurtii's play "Catholic School Girls" opens Feb. 17 and runs through the weekend at the Fox Playhouse, 110 S. Main.
This week in Kansas City: On Friday, Fitz and the Tantrums, AWOLNation and the Limousines play at the Midland Theatre, 1228 Main. Jayrock 6, Liver Pool and the Benders play at the Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway. The Monster Jam giant vehicle freestyle mania puts on a show at the Sprint Center, 1100 Walnut. The Ellis Marsalis Quartet plays at the Folly Theater, 300 W. 12th St. Michael Feinstein presents "The Sinatra Project" at 8 p.m. at the Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas. Ida McBeth performs at the Gem Theater, 1615 E. 18th St.
On Saturday, Big Head Todd and the Monsters with James Cotton, Hubert Sumlin, Cedric Burnside and Lightnin' Malcolm play at the Uptown Theater. The Hands and Hearts Red Hot Night with dinner at 7 p.m. and live entertainment by Liquid Blue at 9 p.m. will be at the Convention Center grand ballroom.
On Sunday, mezzo Joyce DeDonato gives a recital at 3 p.m. at the Folly Theater. Salt n' Pepa's Legends of Hip Hop Tour plays at the Municipal Arena, 13th and Central.
The StarQuest Dance 2011 Regional Competition runs Friday through Sunday at the Music Hall, 301 W. 13th St.
The World of Wheels runs Friday through Sunday at Bartle Hall in the Convention Center, 13th and Central.
The Kansas City Chamber Orchestra plays Dvorak's "Serenade" at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 14 at Old Mission United Methodist Church, 5519 State Park Road in Prairie Village, Kan.
On Feb. 15, Ethan Bortnick performs at the Midland Theatre. The Alexander String Quartet will play Beethoven at 7:30 p.m. at the Lied Center on the University of Kansas in Lawrence.
On Feb. 16, Sarah McLachlan plays at the Uptown Theater with Butterfly, Boucher and Melissa McClelland.
"The Vagina Monologues" will be presented at 7:30 p.m. at the University of Missouri Student Union Theatre, 5100 Cherry.
On Feb. 17, Motorhead plays at the Midland Theatre. The Kansas City Symphony members play a concert of chamber music at 6:15 p.m. at Webster House. Music by MacMillan, Martinu and Brahms. The Kansas University Symphony Orchestra will perform works by Mozart, Saint-Saens, Cosma, Tchaikovsky and Britten at 7:30 p.m. at the Lied Ceneter.
The Kansas City Actors Theatre presents "Oh What a Lovely War" opening at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 17 and running through Feb. 27 at the National World War I Museum in the Liberty Memorial, 100 W. 26th St.
Sarah Ruhl's "In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play" runs through Sunday at the Unicorn Theatre, 2838 Main.
Performances of "Bridge to Terabithia" continue through Feb. 27 at the Coterie Theater, in Crown Center, Grand and Pershing.
The comedy play "Maybe Baby, It's You" continues through Feb. 20 at the American Heartland Theatre, 2450 Grand Blvd.
The Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre's production of August Wilson's "The Piano Lesson" opens Feb. 17 and runs Thursdays through Sunday until March 6 at 3614 Main.
"Blues in the Night," a revue of songs by Johnny Mercer, continues through Feb. 20 at the Quality Hill Playhouse, 303 W. 10th St.
This week in Columbia: An exhibit of portraits by George Caleb Bingham runs through April 16 at the Museum of Art and Archeology.
Bert Royal's play "Dog Sees God," based on the "Peanuts" comic strip, runs through Sunday at the Coner Playhouse, Hitt and University Ave.
A stage production of Jane Austin's "Sense and Sensibility" runs Friday through Sunday and again next weekend at the Macklanburg Playhouse, 100 Willis Ave., with more shows next weekend.
Craig Datz gives an organ recital Friday at the Missouri United Methodist Church, 204 S. 9th St.
The Ellis Marsalis Quartet performs at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Windsor Ballroom of the Holiday Inn Select.
This week in St. Louis: On Friday, Al Jarreau plays at 8 p.m. at the Touhill Performing Arts Center on the University of Missouri campus. David Lanz and the Liverpool Trio play at the Sheldon Concert Hall. 3648 Washington Blvd. Local bands Infexted Mushroom, Krafty Kuts and Donald Glaude play at the Roberts Orpheum, 416 N. 9th St.
On Saturday, the sixth annual St. Louis Blues Festival will be at the Chaifetz Arena, Lindell and Market, at 7 p.m. Brian McKnight performs at the Lumiere Theatre, 999 N. 2nd St. The Soulard district's Mardi Gras Winter Carnival runs 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra plays Symphony #41 and other works by Mozart and the "Variations on a Rococo Theme" by Tchaikovsky with cellist Daniel Lee at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at Powell Hall, Delmar and Grand. The orchestra plays Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf" at 3 p.m. on Sunday.
"Sirens," an empty nest play, opens Feb 16 and runs to March 6 at the Maarvin and Harlene Wool Studio Theatre on the Millstone campus of the Jewish Community Center.
"9 to 5: the Musical" is presented through Feb. 20 at the Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand.
Shakespeare's "Macbeth" is presented by the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis to March 6 at the Loretto-Hilton Center on the Webster University campus in Webster Groves.
Lynn Nottage's play "Ruined" about life in the Congo, the 2009 Pulitzer Prize drama winner, is presented to March 6 at the Grandel Theatre, 3610 Grandel Square, across from Powell Hall.
This week at the Pageant, 6161 Delmar, Interpol and School of Seven Bells plays Friday; local bands the Dive Poets, Blood Pony and Bo and the Locomotives play on Saturday.