This week in Monett: At Denali Dreams, 316 E. Broadway, the Purdy High School Choir will present solos and ensembles performing their pieces for state competition at 6:30 p.m. on Friday.
At Mocha Jo's, 404 E. Broadway, the acoustic band Laundry Mat Killers performs at 7 p.m. on Friday. Brandon Turk will play at 7 p.m. on Saturday. The Monett High School Band members will bring their solo and ensemble numbers for state competition to perform at 6 p.m. on March 28.
This week in Springfield: The Cherry Blossom Kite Festival will run 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday at the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden at the Nathanael Greene/Close memorial Park.
Springfield Contemporary Theatre's production of the musical "My First Time," personal accounts by real people of their first sexual experience, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and march 31 to April 3 at the Vandivort Center Theater, 305 E. Walnut.
Carolyn Jessup, author of "Escape," retelling her story escaping a polygamist marriage and getting full custody of her eight children, will speak at 7 p.m. on March 29 at Plaster Student Union Theater on the Missouri State University campus.
At Evangel University, pianist Stephanie Edwards and clarinetist Nicole Monroe will give a recital with works by Prokofiev, Chopin, Grieg, Tartini and Weber at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Barnett Recital Hall on the Evangel campus.
The Springfield Symphony Guild will hold an antique extravaganza from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and 10 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 Bible Belt Sinners, Agent 15 and St. Dallas and the Sinners on Friday; a battle of the bands to play at the Green Mountain Eco Festival will be held on Saturday.
"Trust and Treachery" has performances Thursday through Saturday through April 2 at the Stained Glass Theatre, 1996 W. Evangel in Ozark.
At the Rock House, 41 High Street in Reeds Spring, singer/songwriter Cindy Novelo mixes traditional mountain, Celtic and medieval music in her performance at 7 p.m. on Saturday.
This week in northwest Ark.: At the Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, guitar prodigy Julian Lage and his group performs at 8 and 10 p.m. on Saturday. Neil Berg's "100 Years of Broadway" revue will appear at 7 p.m. March 29 to 31 with additional performances through April 3.
At George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, performing this week are Oreo Blue, the Nace Brothers, Chris Payton, American Aquarium, Brody Buster and the Kory Montgomery Band on Friday; North Mississippi Allstars on Saturday; the Sarah Hughes Band on Sunday; the Yonder Mountain String Band on March 29; Hayes Carll and the Sarah Hughes Band on March 30; and Robbie Earle on March 31.
The Eureka Springs Cavalcade of Magic runs through Saturday at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks convention center.
The 21st annual Eureka Springs Kite Festival will be held Saturday at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge on Highway 23 South near Eureka Springs.
This week in Joplin: Blue Oyster Cult appears in concert at 8 p.m. on Friday at the Downstream Casino's pavilion, west of Joplin.
At Missouri Southern State University, the 22nd annual MSSU Regional Science Fair runs March 29 to 31.
A model railroad show and swap meet will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday at the Joplin Museum Complex at Shifferdecker Park.
In Carthage, the Stone's Throw Dinner Theater present's John Shanley's play "Doubt" at 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
The Vintage Rods Car Club will have a show from 3 to 6 p.m. on Saturday in the Carthage square.
Performing in the regular venue at the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, will be FOS Project with classic rock on Friday and Levee Town with blues and rock on Saturday.
This week in Miami, Okla.: Irish musicians FitzGerald and McCormack perform at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Coleman Theater.
At the Buffalo Run Casino, Jason Boland and the Stragglers performs on Friday.
This week in Tulsa, Okla.: At the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd St., Tulsa Ballet performs Twyla Tharp's "Push Comes to Shove," "Slice to Sharp" with music by Biber and Vivaldi, and "Elite Syncopations" with music by Scott Joplin at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday. Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience performs at 1 and 3 p.m. on Saturday in the John H. Williams Theatre. Opera giants Kiri te Kanawa and Frederica von Stade give a recital of vocal music at 7:30 p.m. on March 29 in the Chapman Music Hall. Tracy Lett's play "Man from Nebraska" runs March 31 to April 3 in the Liddy Doenges Theatre.
At Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, performing this week are the Casey Donahew Band and 2 Steps Back on Friday; Rebelution, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad and Orogone on Sunday; Hayes Carll and Shovels and Rope on March 31.
At the Mabee Center, 7777 S. Lewis Ave., the Acquire the Fire tour plays Friday and Saturday. Chris Tomlin, Louie Giglio, Christy Nockels and the Rend Collective perform at 7 p.m. on March 31.
Gary Mullen and the Works present their "One Night of Queen" tribute concert at 8 p.m. on Saturday at the SpiritBank Events Center, 105th and Memorial.
Grand Ole Opry stars Marty Stuart and Connie Smith perform at the River Spirit Casino, 8330 Riverside Parkway, at 7 p.m. on Friday.
Performing at the Hard Rock Casino in Catoosa are VooDoo Crush on Friday and Miss Joy on Saturday in the Friction Room.
The Tulsa County 4-H horse show will be Saturday in the Mustang Arena of Expo Square, 4145 E. 21st St.
This week in Kansas City: On Friday, 25 local bands play for the Spring Music Fest at the uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway, at 7 p.m. Comedian Lewis Black performs at the Midland Theater, 1228 Main, at 8 p.m. Obsidian, Mute the Idol, Our Makers Fist, Cimino, Hellevate and the Tempest perform at the Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania.
On Saturday, the White Trash in Wonderland fashion show begins at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Uptown Theater.
Disney on Ice presents "Toy Story 3" through Sunday at the Sprint Center, 11th and Walnut.
The Kansas City Symphony performs Elgar's "Enigma Variations," Ravel's Piano Concerto in G with Ingrid Fliter as soloist, Barber's "Adagio for Strings" and the "Benvenuto Cellini" overture by Berlioz at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Lyric Theater, 11th and Central.
The Heartland Men's Chorus performs a tribute to classic Kansas City jazz with soloist Marilyn Maye at 8 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday at the Folly Theater, 300 W. 12th St.
On March 28, the Damned Things, Hourcast, Hammer-ford, the Runaway Sons, Members of Anthrax and Fall Out Boy play at the Beaumont Club.
On March 31, Sam Adams performs at the Beaumont Club.
The Kansas City Repertory Theatre presents the musical "Cabaret" through April 10 at the Spencer Theatre on the University of Missouri campus, 4949 Cherry, with two performances on Saturday and Sunday.
"Look to the Rainbow," a revue of songs by Yip Harburg presented by four singers, runs through April 10 at the Quality Hill Playhouse, 303 W. 10th St.
Performances of Seth Rozin's play "Two Jews Walk Into A War" are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Unicorn Theatre, 2838 Main.
The musical "No Way to Treat A Lady" 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.
This week in Columbia: Bruce Molsky, Appalachian fiddle master, performs at 8 p.m. on Friday at the Unity Center, 1600 W. Broadway.
Sarah Ruhl's play "The Clean House" will be presented Friday and Saturday at the Warehouse Theatre on the Stephens College campus.
This week in St. Louis: On Saturday, the Athens Guitar Trio performs at 8 p.m. at the Ethical Society, 9001 Clayton Rd.
The St. Louis Symphony performs baroque music by Bach, Handel, Vanhal and Hummel's Trumpet Concerto at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at Powell Hall, Delmar and Grand.
The Schlafly Brewery, 2100 Locust, hosts its 10th annual Stout and Oyster Festival Friday and Saturday.
At the Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand, the stage show "Stomp" has performances at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Janet Jackson brings her tour to perform at 8 p.m. on March 31.
Repertory Theatre of St. Louis presents the play "Trail of Tears" about the historic Native American relocation at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at the Missouri History Museum.
Final performances of Repertory Theatre of St. Louis's production of "The Vibrator Play or In the Next Room" will be at 8 p.m. Friday, 9 p.m. Saturday, and 2 and 7 p.m. on Sunday at the Loretto-Hilton Center on the Webster University campus in Webster Groves.
Repertory Theatre of St. Louis' production of "Beehive," a revue of 1960s pop music, runs to April 10 at the Loretto-Hilton Center on the Webster University campus in Webster Groves.
"The Real McCoy," the story of African American inventor Elijah McCoy, runs weekends through April 10 at the Grandel Theater, on Grand across from Powell Hall.
This week at the Pageant, 6161 Delmar, performing this week are the North Mississippi Allstars and Nathaniel Rateliff on Friday; plus James McMurtry and the Bottle Rockets on Saturday.