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Mardi Gras events, country music giants, concerts, plays offered for four-states entertainment March 4-10

Thursday, March 3, 2011

This week in Monett: Soprano Robin Braun will offer a wide range of music from Broadway to pop at 7 p.m. on Friday at Denali Dreams, 316 E. Broadway.

The Monett High School Jazz Band will perform at 7 p.m. on March 8 at Mocha Jo's, 404 E. Broadway.

This week in Springfield: Mardi Gras activities will run Saturday on Commercial Street downtown, beginning at 6 p.m.

Rascal Flatts performs at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at the John Q. Hammons Arena, 685 S. Hammons Parkway.

Drury University hosts a Jazz Festival from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday in the Findlay Student Center/Mabee Center, concluding with a concert at 7:30 p.m. on Clara Thompson Hall.

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 at the Vandivort Center Theater, 305 E. Walnut.

Neil Simon's "Rumors" will be presented through Saturday at 8 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday plus a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee in the Wilhoit Theatre on the Drury University campus.

Springfield Little Theatre's production of "Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr." has shows at the Springfield Little Theatre, 311 E. Walnut, through March 13. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. with weekend matinees.

Country Treasures garage sale runs 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday at Remington's, 1655, W. Republic Road.

At the Outland Ballroom, 328 South Ave., performing this week are Solid Groove on Friday plus Assembly Line Gods, Formant, aMedivm and the Bootheel on Saturday.

"Trust and Treachery" opens March 10 and has performances Thursday through Saturday through April 2 at the Stained Glass Theatre, 1996 W. Evangel in Ozark.

This week in northwest Ark.: At the Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, jazz trumpeter Arturo Sandoval performs at 8 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $18 to $26. The University of Arkansas Campus Band and Wind Symphony perform at 7:30 p.m. on March 7 and 8.

Schola Cantorum and Donna Voce give a spring concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at Rolling Hills Baptist Church.

At George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, performing this week are Full House and Zoogma on Friday; Rev. Peyton's Big Damn Band, Honeyshine and Fools for Rowan on Saturday; the Korey Montgomery Band on March 8; and Stoney LaRue on March 10.

The Hot Club of Cowtown and the Tommy Sands family perform at 7 p.m. on March 8 at the Continuing Education Center Auditorium in the square in Fayetteville.

Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main in Springdale, presents the children's play, "The House at Pooh Corner," at 3 p.m. on Saturday.

In Eureka Springs, the Mardi Gras Krewe of Krazo Coronation Ball runs all day Friday at the Crescent Hotel. On Saturday the Mardi Gras parade is downtown with the costume contest at the New Dehli Cafe bandstand on Main Street. The Beaux Arts Ball is Saturday night in the Basin Park Hotel ballroom. The St. 'Lizbeth's King Cake Ball and Mardi Gras dinner will be held on March 8 at the St. Elizabeth's Parish Center on Passion Play Road.

This week in Joplin: Missouri Southern State University will hold its annual talent show at 7 p.m. on March 8 in Taylor Performing Arts Center. The MSSU Jazz Orchestra performs at 7:30 p.m. on March 10 in Corley Auditorium in Webster Hall.

The Tangle Foolers Round Dance Club has activities through the day on Friday and Saturday at Joplin Memorial Hall, 212 W. 8th St.

The work of DC and Marvel comic book artist Jeremy Haun is on display through March 11 at the Spiva Center for the Arts, 3rd and Wall.

The 35th annual PhotoSpiva photography show opens Friday at the Spiva Gallery, showing the works of 53 photographers. The youth photography show opens on Saturday.

Joplin Little Theatre's production of Sondheim's "Into the Woods" runs March 9 to 14 at 3009 W. 1st St. with shows at 7:30 p.m. plus a 2:30 p.m. Sunday matinee. Tickets are $15.

Live bluegrass music is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Woodshed Emporium, 311 S. Main in the square in Carthage.

At the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, playing will be the Dropouts with classic rock on Friday; Pearl with dance music and Sweet Trouble with rock on Saturday; plus Josh Garrett and the Bottomline to play at 7 p.m. for the Fat Tuesday party.

This week in Miami, Okla.: Country music superstar Randy Travis performs at 8 p.m. at Buffalo Run Casino.

Illusionist Kevin Spencer and Company brings his show on Saturday to the Coleman Theatre, 103 N. Main.

This week in Tulsa: At the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E 2nd. St., "Dreams Dammed," a surrealist dance show from choreographer Erin Dudley is offered at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday in the John H. Williams Theatre. Stephen Karam's play "Speech and Debate" opens at 8 p.m. Friday for a two-weekend run in the Liddy Doenges Theatre.

At the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver, the country band Sugarland performs at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $27.50 to $53.50. The Lipizzaner stallions show will be offered at 2 and 6 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $22.50 to $32.50. Sesame Street Live's "Elmo's Healthy Heroes" opens March 10 for a run through next weekend.

At Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, performing this week are four local bands on Friday; the Bob Wills birthday celebration with the Texas Playboys and the Round Up Boys on Saturday; Young the Giant and Motive for Movement on March 7; Ian Moore on March 9; As I Lay Dying, Winds of Plague and After the Burial on March 10.

The "Extraordinary Women" conference, with featured entertainers Michael O'Brien and Casting Crowns, runs Friday and Saturday at the Mabee Center, 7777 S. Lewis Ave.

At ExpoSquare, 4145 E. 21st St., the Tulsa March Mania Paint Horse Show runs through Sunday in the Ford Truck Arena.

Eric Burdon and the Animals perform on Friday at the River Spirit Casino, 8330 Riverside Parkway.

Willie Nelson performs at 7:30 p.m. on March 9 at the Bartlesville Community Center, Adams and Cherokee.

This week in Pittsburg, Kan.: The 37th annual Pittsburg State University Jazz Festival gets underway on Friday and concludes with a concert at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at Memorial Auditorium, 503 N. Pine.

This week in Kansas City: On Friday, the Schwag performs at 8 p.m. at the Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway. Jazz trumpeter Arturo Sandoval plays at 8 p.m. at the Folly Theater, 300 W. 12th St. Revelation and Change of heart play at the VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino. Ephrom, Miss J, EZ Brothers and FSTZ play at the Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania.

On Saturday, 21 local bands play in March Fest at the Uptown Theater, beginning at 7 p.m. Tenor Stephen Costello offers a recital at 8 p.m. at the Folly Theater. Genitorturers, Hanzel und Gretyl, Troglodyte and Serated play at the Beaumont Club.

At the Sprint Center, 1407 Grand Blvd., Nuclear Cowboyz play at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. Rascal Flatts plays with Luke Bryan and Chris Young at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday.

The Kansas City Symphony plays the Piano Concerto #1 by Brahms with Jonathan Biss as soloist plus Wagner's overture to "Rienzi" and "American Symphony," a new work by Adam Schoenberg with performances at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the Lyric Theater, 11th and Central, and at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Lied Center at the University of Kansas in Lawrence.

The Kansas City Chorale presents a concert "Darkness and Light" at 2 p.m. on Sunday at Redemptorist Church, 3333 Broadway, and 7:30 p.m. on March 7 at the Asbury United Methodist Church, 5400 W. 75th St.

At the Kansas City Convention Center, 13th and Central, the Greater Kansas City International Auto Show runs through Sunday in Bartle Hall. The Dance America dance contest runs Friday and Saturday in the Music Hall, 301 W. 13th. Kris Kristofferson and Merle Haggard play at 7:30 p.m. on March 10 in the Music Hall.

On March 9, Little Big Town plays at the Uptown Theater. Garrison Keillor appears for an evening of stories at 7:30 p.m. at the Lied Center on the University of Kansas campus in Lawrence.

On March 10, Emilie Autumn plays at the Beaumont Club.

The 62nd annual Rock Chalk Revue presentation of "No Turning Back" runs through Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Lied Center on the University of Kansas in Lawrence.

"The Greek Mythology Olympiaganza" will be presented Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Coterie Theatre, 2450 Grave Ave. in Crown Center.

Paul Mesner Puppets present "Jack and the Bean Stalk" with daytime shows on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and again for the next two weekends at the Mesner Puppet Studio, 1006 E. Linwood Blvd.

The musical "No Way to Treat A Lady" opens Friday and runs through April 17 at the American Heartland Theatre, 2450 Grand Blvd. in Crown Center. Shows are at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, and 7:30 p.m. on weekdays except Mondays.

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 True/False Film Festival of documentary films runs through Sunday in several venues downtown.

The Stephens College annual Dance Company Spring Concert will be offered Friday and Saturday and again next weekend at the Macklanburg Playhouse.

The Irish band Danú performs Sunday in Jesse Hall on the University of Missouri campus.

This week in St. Louis: On Friday, Celtic singer Maura O'Connell performs at 8 p.m. at the Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd.

On Saturday, the Mardi Gras parade begins downtown at 11 a.m. and runs to the Soulard district. KEM performs with Musiq and Lehdisi at 8 p.m. at the Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand. The Arianna String Quartet plays music of Dvorak, Elgar and Brahms at the Touhill Performing Arts Center on the University of Missouri campus.

On Sunday, the Drumline Showdown, the second annual contest between historically black college and university drumlines, will be presented at 2 p.m. at the Chaifetz Arena, Lindell and Market.

The Alexandria Ballet performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Touhill Performing Arts Center.

On March 9, Merle Haggard and Kris Kristofferson plays at 8 p.m. at the Fox Theatre.

Washington University's production of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" will be presented at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday

The play "The Heiress," based on a Henry James novel, runs Friday through Sunday at the Robert Reim Theatre in the Kirkwood Civic Center.

Shakespeare's "Two Gentlemen of Verona" will be presented at 8 p.m. Thursday through Sunday to March 26 at Washington University South Campus Theatre, formerly CBC High School.

"Sirens," an empty nest play, runs to Sunday 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 Sunday 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 at the Grandel Theatre, 3610 Grandel Square, across from Powell Hall.

This week at the Pageant, 6161 Delmar, Dropkick Murphys, Against Mel and Off With Their Heads performs Saturday. Flogging Molly, Moneybrother and the Drowning Men perform on March 8.

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