This week in Monett: At Mocha Jo's, 404 E. Broadway, contestants from the Mocha Jo's Idol contest will perform. Honnah and Eric Sartens, a husband/wife due on acoustic guitar and vocals, play at 7 p.m. Friday. Kyle Diehls from Pierce City offers acoustic and vocal music at 7 p.m. Saturday.
At Denali Dreams, 316 E. Broadway, the Springfield band Captain's Son performs at 7 p.m. on Friday.
In Mt. Vernon, the Rebel's Bluff drama troupe presents "A Lifetime of Love," a play reflecting on several generations facing the experience of war. Performances will be given in a dinner theater format at 6:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, with show at 8 p.m., and show only at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Baptist Hill Campground, west of Mt. Vernon. For reservations, call 417-466-7130.
Trout fishing season opens at 6:30 a.m. on March 1 at Roaring River State Park near Cassville.
This week in Springfield: The Springfield Symphony presents the Vienna Boys Choir, performing at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts.
Comedian Gabriel Igelsias performs at 8 p.m. on Friday at the Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East.
The Evangel University Brass Quintet performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Barnett Recital Hall at Evangel.
Performances of the Springfield Contemporary Theatre's production of the comedy "Lend Me A Tenor" has shows at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Vandivort Center Theater, 305 E. Walnut. Shows continue March 3 to 5.
Neil Simon's "Rumors" will be presented March 2 to 5 in the Wilhoit Theatre on the Drury university campus.
The "Ball of the Wild" fashion show, a benefit for Big Brothers Big Sisters, will be held March 1 at Highland Springs Country Club, 5400 S. Highland Springs Blvd.
The regular show season in Branson begins its season opening on March 1 with productions like "Noah: The Musical" reopening at the Sight and Sound Theatre.
The Missouri State University Wind Ensemble will give a concert at 7:30 p.m. on March 2 at the Hammons Hall.
"Hot Tuna Blues," featuring blues bands Hot Tuna, Charles Musselwhite and rockers Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady perform at 7:30 p.m. on March 3 at the Hammons Hall.
Springfield Little Theatre's production of "Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr." opens a 7:30 p.m. on March 3 at the Springfield Little Theatre, 311 E. Walnut, with shows running through March 13.
The Missouri State University Percussion Ensemble and Island Breeze Steel Concert will be offered at 7:30 p.m. on March 3 at Ellis Hall.
At the Outland Ballroom, 328 South Ave., performing this week are J.M. Buttermilk's Hot Buttered Soul plays at 9 p.m. Friday. Someone Still Loves You, Boris Yeltsin plays at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday.
This week in northwest Ark.: At the Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, the Irish band The Chieftains perform at 7 p.m. on Sunday. The Vienna Boys Choir performs at 7 p.m. on March 1.
At George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, performing this week are Earl and Them, Lucero and Cory Branan on Friday; Lucero and Colour Revolt on Saturday; Corey Smith and Matt Stillwell on Sunday; and Kip Attaway on March 2.
At GoodFolk Productions, 229 N. Block in Fayetteville, Susan Herndon and Ton Skinner play at 7 p.m. on Sunday.
At the University of Arkansas's Fine Arts Center, the Lyrique Quintette performs at 7:30 p.m. on March 1 in the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall.
Rogers Little Theater, 116 S. 2nd St. in Rogers, presents Andrew Lloyd Weber's "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" Friday through Sunday.
Arts Center of the Ozarks hosts is mid-winter Beach Ball evening in Cancun party and 44th annual ball at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Springdale, starting at 7 p.m. Cost is $75 per person.
The sixth annual Eureka Springs Mardi Gras runs March 3 to 12. The first event is Krewe of Krazo Hookers and Jokers Ball at 7 p.m. on March 3 at the Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center.
This week in Joplin: At Missouri Southern State University, the children's play "Beanie and the Bamboozling Book Machine" will be offered at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday in the Taylor Performing Arts Center. Guest pianist Denine LeBlanc offers a recital at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 28 in Corley Auditorium in Webster Hall. The Missouri Southern Orchestra performs at 7:30 p.m. on March 2 in Taylor Performing Arts Center. Works of Vivaldi, Debussy and Robert Schumann are featured.
The Home Builders of Southwest Missouri present a "Plan It Green Home Show" from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday at the Wildcat Glades Audubon and Conservation Center south of Joplin.
Author Kay Hively gives a presentation on her book, "The Trusted God and Pressed On," about African American contributions to southwest Missouri, at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the George Washington Carver National Monument near Diamond.
The Pro Musica concert series continues with the Ying Quartet, from the Eastman School of Music, will perform at 7 p.m. on March 3 at St. Peter's Catholic Church, 812 S. Pearl. Works by Mendelssohn, Moravek, Novacek and Dvorak are scheduled.
The Crowder College Softstitchers Quilt Show runs March 3 to 13 in the Longwell Museum in the Plaster Community Center on the Crowder campus in Neosho.
At the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, the Liverpool Legends offer their Beatles tribute concert at 8 p.m. on Friday in the Pavilion. In the regular venue, Uncrowned Kings play classic rock on Friday. Solid Gold and Earl &Them perform on Saturday.
This week in Miami, Okla.: Thompson Square performs on Friday at Buffalo Run Casino.
This week in Tulsa, Okla.: At the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 S. 2nd St., Tulsa Opera's production of Mozart's "Don Giovanni" will have performances at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. A show of local topical humor, "Survivor: City of Goodness, Gracious Great Tar Balls of Fire," will be given at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday in the Liddy Doenges Theatre. A touring show of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" musical will be given at 7:30 p.m. on March 1 to 3 in the Chapman Music Hall, through March 6.
At the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver, Cirque du Soleil brings is Alegria show for performances at 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 1 and 5 p.m. on Sunday.
At the Brady Theater, 105 W. Brady, Joe Bonamassa performs on Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
At Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, performing this week are Corey Smith and Matt Stillwell on Saturday.
At ExpoSquare, 4145 E. 21st St., the Akdar Shrine Circus performs at 2:30 and 7 p[.m. Friday; 10:30 a.m., 2:30 and 6:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The Grand American Arms Show runs Saturday and Sunday in the QuikTrip Center. The Wide Open Bike Show runs Saturday and Sunday in the lower level of the QuikTrip center.
At the Hard Rock Casino in Catoosa, in the Joint performance hall, Montgomery Gentry plays Saturday. Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo play March 2.
At the River Spirit Casino, 8330 Riverside Parkway, the Country Gold Tour with Leroy Van Dyke, T.G. Sheppard, Moe Bandy and Bobby Bare plays at 7 p.m. on Friday.
A Spring Film Festival of short films will be offered at 7 p.m. on Friday at the University of Tulsa, 600 S. College.
This week in Pittsburg, Kan.: Pianist Denine Leblanc gives her recital at 7:30 p.m. on March 1 in McCray Hall on the Pittsburg State University campus.
Valentine and the Knights play at the Liberty Theater, 113 S. Main in Fort Scott, on Saturday.
This week in Nevada: Three classic one-act comedies, "The Forced Marriage" and "The Jealous Husband" by Molière and "The Marriage Proposal" by Anton Chekhov, will be presented at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday in the Cottey College auditorium.
This week in Kansas City: On Friday, Kid Rock performs at the Sprint Center, 1407 Grand Blvd., at 7 p.m. Soca Jukebox and Inner Thump play at the VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino. Krizz Kaliko, Irv Da Phenom, B. Hood and Nesto the Owner play at the Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania Ave.
On Saturday, Bassnectar , Ana Sia and Clandestine play at the Midland Theater, 1228 Main. The Randy Rogers Band and County Road 5 play at the Beaumont Club. The Lipizzaner Stallions show comes to the Sprint Center at 2 p.m.
On Sunday, the BMF Tour featuring hip hop artists Rick Ross, Soulja Boy, Monica and Ron Ron will be given at 7:30 p.m. at the Sprint Center.
Final performances of Donizetti's opera "Daughter of the Regiment" will be given at 8 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Lyric Theater, 11th and Central.
The Starpower Dance Competition runs Saturday and Sunday in the Conference Center of the Convention Center, 13th and Central.
On March 2, Dropkick Murphys and Against Me play at the Beaumont Club.
On March 3, Joe Bonamassa plays at the Midland Theater.
The Greater Kansas City International Auto Show runs March 2 to 6 in Bartle Hall at the Convention Center.
Final performances of the Kansas City Actors Theatre's production "Oh What a Lovely War" will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the National World War I Museum in the Liberty Memorial, 100 W. 26th St.
Final performances of the play "The Shape of Things" will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. on Saturday at the University of Missouri Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry.
Performances of "Bridge to Terabithia" continue through Sunday at the Coterie Theater, in Crown Center, Grand and Pershing.
The Metropolitan Ensemble Theater's production of August Wilson's "The Piano Lesson" runs Thursdays through Sunday until March 6 at 3614 Main.
Annie Baker's play "Circle Mirror Transfor-mation" runs through March 20 at the Spencer Theatre, 4949 Cherry on the University of Missouri campus.
This week in Columbia: The University of Missouri's production the musical "A Chorus Line" will be presented on March 2 at Jesse Hall on the university campus.
The True/False Film Festival of documentary films will be presented March 3 to 6 in several venues downtown.
This week in St. Louis: On Friday, Randy Newman performs at 8 p.m. at the Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd. The Royal Comedy Tour with Sommore, D.L. Hughley, Bruce Bruce, Don DC Curry and Damon Williams will be offered at 8 p.m. at the Chaifetz Arena, Lindell and Market.
On Saturday, guitarist Grisha Goryachev plays at 8 p.m. at the Ethical Society, 9001 Clayton Road in Ladue. The Dirty Dozen Brass Band plays at the Sheldon Concert Hall. The Cirque D'Or Chinese theatrical troupe's show Golden Dragon Acrobats will be presented at 3 and 8 p.m. on Saturday at the Touhill Performing Arts Center on the University of Missouri campus. Singer/songwriter Chiwoniso performs at 8 p.m. in the Lee Theatre at the Touhill Center.
On Sunday, the Ridge Trio performs works by Haydn, Schumann and Shostakovich at 3 p.m. in the lee Theater of the Touhill Center.
The St. Louis Symphony plays Tchaikovsky's Symphony #6, Vaughan Williams "Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis," and a violin concerto by Steven Mackey at 8 p.m. on Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday at Powell Hall, Delmar and Grand.
The Professional Bull Riders show runs at 8 p.m. Friday, 6:50 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Ave.
Mardi Gras events in the Soulard district include the 5K run on Saturday and the annual pet parade and weiner dog derby on Sunday.
Mark Chesnut plays on Saturday and Sunday at the Lumiere Theatre, 999 N. 2nd.
On March 2, the Opole Philharmonic of Poland performs at 8 p.m. at the St. Louis Cathedral. Wieniawski's Violin Concerto #2, short works by Moniuszko and Mahler and sacred selections for soprano and orchestra by Handel, Schubert, Gounod and Mozart will be presented.
Shakespeare's "Two Gentlemen of Verona" will be presented at 8 p.m. Thursday through Sunday March 3 to 26 at Washington University South Campus Theatre, formerly CBC High School.
"Sirens," an empty nest play, opens Feb 16 and runs to March 6 at the Marvin and Harlene Wool Studio Theatre on the Millstone campus of the Jewish Community Center.
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 at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday ant 3 p.m. Sunday to March 6 at the Grandel Theatre, 3610 Grandel Square, across from Powell Hall.
This week at the Pageant, 6161 Delmar, the Celebration Day tribute to Led Zeppelin is offered on Friday and Saturday. Pete Yorn, Ben Kweller and the Wellspring plays on Sunday.