The Ozark Festival Orchestra will present its 12th annual Young Artists Concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday at Monett City Hall Auditorium. Six-year-old Maya Bryant plays from the Violin Concerto #5 by Seitz and Monettan Jonah Ragsdale will play from Beethoven's Piano Concerto #3. Other works by Sibelius, Verdi and Vaughan Williams and scheduled. Admission is $5.
This week in Springfield: At the Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts, "The Aluminum Show," a theatrical dance and acrobatics production, has shows at 8 p.m. Friday and 2 and 8 p.m. on Saturday. The Missouri State University All Bands Concert will perform at 7:30 p.m. on April 5.
At Missouri State University, Ecopalooza is Friday on the campus north mall, a solar-powered concert with many bands and vendors. The play "The Beaux Strategem" will be given April 7 to 10 in Craig Hall's Coger Theatre.
At the Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East, locally submitted short films will be shows from 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday in a free review. Al Jolson's "The Jazz Singer" will be shown at 10 p.m.
The Springfield-Drury Civic Orchestra performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Clara Thompson Hall on the Drury University campus. Music includes Symphony #6 by Beethoven, "The Lark Ascending" by Vaughan Williams and a Slavonic dance by Dvorak. Free admission.
The string quartet Mark's 2 plays works by Dvorak and Mozart at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday at University Heights Baptist Church, 1010 S. National Ave.
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, 2 p.m. on Sunday and again next weekend at the Vandivort Center Theater, 305 E. Walnut.
The Springfield Little Theatre's production of the musical "Chicago" will be shown opens Friday and runs for three weekends at the Landers Theater, 315 E. Walnut. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday with 2:30 matinees Saturday and Sunday.
A reading of the play "Hamlet vs. Zombies: Something Is Rotting In the State of Denmark!" will be presented at 10 p.m. Friday by the Skinny Improv Theatre at 301 Park Central East.
The choreography to Michael Jackson's "Thriller" will be taught in a class by the Dance With Me company for $10 at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Savoy Ballroom, 224 E. Commercial.
Evangel University Jazz Band and Jazz Combo performs at 7:30 p.m. on April 5 in the Barnett Recital Hall at Evangel University. Works by Dizzy Gilespie, Stan Kenton and Charlie Parker are featured with nine others.
Guest organist Witold Zaewski will give an organ recital at 7:30 p.m. on April 7 in the Stone Chapel on the Drury University campus.
At the Outland Ballroom, 328 South Ave., performing this week are Springtown Hero's and Buddha's Groove Shoes on Friday.
"Trust and Treachery" has performances Thursday through Saturday 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, Neil Berg's "100 Years of Broadway" revue will appear at 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. on Saturday, and 2 and 7 p.m. on Sunday. The country band Little Big Town performs at 7:30 p.m. on April 5. Compania Nacional de Danza II from Spain presents three contemporary ballets at 7 p.m. on April 7.
The University of Arkansas Saxophone Chamber Orchestra performs at 7:30 p.m. on April 5 in the University Fine Arts Center in Fayetteville. The university's Percussion Ensemble performs at 7:30 p.m. on April 6 in the Student Union ballroom. The university's Trumpet Ensemble plays at 7:30 p.m. on April 7 in the Fine Arts Center.
At George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, performing this week are Big Smith and Great American Taxi on Friday; the George's 84th birthday bash with Walkers featuring Bill Kreutzmann from the Grateful Dead, George Porter Jr., Papa Mali, and Matt Hubbard on Saturday; Goose on Sunday; Heyoka and Octopus Nebula on April 5; and Drew Holcomb on April 6.
Diversity Weekend runs through Sunday in Eureka Springs.
Artistic chairs made by the Eureka Springs School of the Arts and Clear Spring School students will be sold and other art auctioned at the ReArt Party and Auction from 7 to 10 p.m. on Friday at the Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center in Eureka Springs.
Drumming in Basin Park, led by Angelo Yao from the African Coast is offered beginning at 6 p.m. on Saturday in Basin Spring Park. Bring your drum or come and listen.
This week in Joplin: At Missouri Southern State University, the high school district music festival for instrumentalist and piano is Friday. Vocal music is Saturday.
"The Robe" is presented by Joplin Stained Glass Theatre, 1318 W. 26th St. for two weekends. Shows are Thursday to Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.
The 35th annual PhotoSpiva show opens on Friday at the Spiva Center for the Arts, Third and Wall, running through April 24.
In Carthage, the Stone's Throw Dinner Theater present's John Shanley's play "Doubt" at 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 1 p.m. on Sunday.
At the Woodshed Emporium on the northwest corner of the Carthage square, the Clayton Singers and Brightwater Junction will play bluegrass music at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Admission is $5.
A show of watercolor paintings by former Monett High School faculty member Dianne Baum opens Friday at artCentral, 1110 E. 13th St. in Carthage and runs through April 17. There will be a reception at 6 p.m. Friday.
In Neosho, the Harlem Wizards basketball team puts on a show at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Bob Sneller Gym on the Crowder College campus.
Crowder College's theatre department presents David Ives' "All in the Timing," an event of six one-act plays at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday in the Elsie Plaster Community Center on the Crowder campus.
The Neosho City-Wide Garage Sale is Saturday.
At the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, playing this week are On the Verge with classic rock on Friday; Derryl Perry with country music on Saturday.
This week in Miami, Okla.: At the Buffalo Run Casino, J.B. and the Moonshine Band performs on Friday.
A silent film will be shown with a concert on the theater pipe organ by Dennis James at 4 p.m. on Sunday.
This week in Tulsa, Okla.: At the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver, Country star Kenny Chesney with Billy Currington and Uncle Kracker perform at 7 p.m. on Friday. Lady Gaga presents her Monster Ball tour at 8 p.m. on April 4.
At the SpiritBank Events Center, 105th and Memorial, comedian Martin Short performs on Friday.
Stars Go Dim and Jonathan Van Risseghem perform at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Million Dollar Elm Casino, 951 W. 36th St.
At the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd St., the musical "Avenue Q" is offered at 8 p.m. on Friday and 2 and 8 p.m. on Saturday in the Chapman Music Hall. Tracy Lett's play "Man from Nebraska" runs through Sunday in the Liddy Doenges Theatre. The children's play "Ferdinand the Bull" is offered with flamenco dancing at 7 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m. on Saturday in the John H. Williams Theatre. The Celtic band Tartan Terrors with the two-time world champion bagpiper performs at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday in the John Williams Theatre. Comedian Bill Cosby performs at 2 p.m. on Sunday in the Chapman Music Hall. "The Aluminum Show" opens April 5 with shows to April 10 in the Chapman Music Hall.
At Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, performing this week are the Signature Symphony with a Bob Wills concert at 8 p.m. on Saturday; and the Yonder Mountain String Band on Sunday.
At the Mabee Center, 7777 S. Lewis Ave., the Winter Guard and Percussion of Oklahoma 2011 Championship is Saturday. Performances start at 9:45 a.m. and run to 8 p.m.
At ExpoSquare, 4145 E. 21st St., the Tulsa Gun Show is in the QuikTrip Center Saturday and Sunday.
The musical "A Chorus Line" is offered at 7:30 p.m. on April 4 and 5 at the Arts and Humanities Council Center, 601 S. Main in Broken Arrow.
Nashville recording artist Kat Campbell performs at 7 p.m. on Sunday at the St. James presbyterian Church, 11970 S. Elm in Jenks.
This week in Pittsburg, Kan.: At Memorial Hall, 503 W. 8th St., the Pittsburg Community Theater's production of "The Voice of the Prairie" runs through Sunday.
At Pittsburg State University, the Chatham Baroque offers a concert of solos and chamber music at 7:30 p.m. on Friday in McCray Hall. The PSU Chamber Orchestra performs on April 7.
This week in Kansas City: On Friday, the Kansas City Symphony offers a concert version of Meredith Willson's "The Music Man" at 8 p.m. at the Church of the Resurrection, 205 E. 9th St. Boston Early Music Festival's production of Handel's opera "Acis and Galatea" is given a costumed concert production at 8 p.m. at the Folly Theater, 300 W. 12th St.
On Saturday, Bill Cosby performs at the Midland Theater, 1228 Main. Bright Eyes performs at the Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway. Sunshine Bassdream, Vibesquad, R/D, Bassthoven and Sick Nifty play at the Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania Ave. The Kansas City Roller Warriors compete at 7 p.m. at the Municipal Arena, 13th and Central. Saxophonist Joe Lovano and his group US Five perform at 8 p.m. at the Folly Theater.
On Sunday, the Dramatics play at the Beaumont Theater.
On April 5, All Time Low, Yellowcard, Hey Monday and the Summer Set play at the Beaumont Club.
The musical "West Side Story" runs April 5 to 10 at the Music Hall. Weekday shows are at 7:30 p.m.
The Professional Bullriders Association performs at 6:50 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Sprint Center, 1407 Grand Blvd.
The University of Missouri Conservatory of Music offers its Jazz Band in concert at 7:30 p.m. on April 6 at White Hall, 4949 Cherry.
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.
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.
Metropolitan Ensemble Theater's production of "Enchanted April" based on Elizabeth van Arnim's novel runs April 7 to 23 at 3614 Main.
This week in St. Louis: On Friday, comedians Mike Epps. Sheryl Underwood, Henry Welch and Kenny Howell perform at 8 p.m. at the Chaifetz Arena, Lindell and Market.
On Saturday, the Mardi Gras Spirit Spectacular contest is at the Chaifetz Arena. The Modern American Dance Company offers a show of Bosnia heritage at 8 p.m. at the Touhill Center for the Performing Arts on the University of Missouri campus. The annual Bob Costas benefit for Cardinal Glennon Hospital featuring comedian Conan O'Brien and singer Faith Hill will be offered at 8 p.m. at the Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand. Christian music's Winter Jam is offered at the Family Arena in St. Charles with Newsboys, David Crowder Band, Kutless, Francesca Battistelli, RED and KJ-52. starting at 7 p.m.
On Sunday, rhythm and blues artists BeBe and CeCe Winans, Mary Mary and VaShawn Mitchell perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Fox Theatre.
The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra will play Howard Shore's music to Peter Jackson's first "Lord of the Rings" film during a screening of the movie at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in Powell Hall, Delmar and Grand.
St. Louis Ballet presents "Tribute to New York" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Touhill Center.
At the Edison Theater on the Washington University campus, Danai Guria's play "Eclipsed" abut the Liberian civil war is presented at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday and again next weekend. The Trey McIntyre Project presents ballet at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
On April 5, Michael Flatley's "Lord of The Dance" is offered at 8 p.m. at the Fox Theatre. The Choir of St. John's College, Cambridge performs at the St. Louis Cathedral at 8 p.m.
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 moe on Friday; comedian Adam Carolla on Saturday; All Time Low, Yellowcard, Hey Monday and the Summer Set on April 4; final auditions for St. Louis Rams cheerleaders on April 7.