This week in Monett: Broadway Nights in downtown Monett offers tax-free shopping after hours. For live entertainment, classical guitarist Robert Pommert plays at Denali Dreams, 316 E. Broadway. Mocha Jo's Idol finalist Ben Nelson performs at Mocha Jo's, 404 E. Broadway.
On Saturday, John Clapper, from Pierce City, will perform at Mocha Jo's.
This week in Springfield: At the Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts, the Springfield Symphony performs "A Night at the Opera" with a concert performance of Puccini's "Tosca" is presented at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. "Star Trek Live" offers an interactive show where audience members can join Starfleet Academy and whisked into action against the Romulans. The show is at 7 p.m. on April 11.
At Missouri State University, the play "The Beaux Strategem" will be given at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday in Craig Hall's Coger Theatre. The MSU Jazz Bands will perform at 7:30 p.m. on April 12 at the Hammons Hall. A concert of Chinese music on traditional instruments will be given at 7:30 p.m. on April 14 in Ellis Hall.
Drury Opera performs at 4 p.m. on Friday and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at Clara Thompson Hall on the Drury University campus.
Drury University presents Shakespeare's "Richard the Third" in Wilhoit Theatre on April 13-15 at 8 p.m.
At Evangel University, the University Chorale will give a concert at 7:30 p.m. on April 11 in Barnett Recital Hall. The University Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. on April 12 in the Chapel Auditorium. Selections include Symphony #1 by Shostakovich, the Horn Concerto #1 by Richard Strauss and Weber's "Oberon" overture. The University Chorus and Handbells will give a concert at 7:30 p.m. on April 14 in the Chapel Auditorium.
Springfield Little Theatre's production of the musical "Chicago" opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday at 311 E. Walnut, with additional performances at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, with more shows April 14 to 17.
Final performances of Springfield Contemporary Theatre's production of the musical "My First Time," personal accounts by real people of their first sexual experience, will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Vandivort Center Theater, 305 E. Walnut, fourth floor.
The band "Waka Flocka" will appear in concert at 8 p.m. on Friday at the Shrine Mosque, 601 St. Louis St.
The Ozarks Model Railroad Association's 32nd annual Model Train Show and Swap runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Springfield Catholic High School.
The Round Bobbin Quilting and Sewing Expo opens April 14 to 16 at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.
At the Outland Ballroom, 328 South Ave., performing this week are Roller Derby Girls, Jimmy's B-day, Cropdusters and Cherry Bomb Burlesque on Friday; From the Ashes, Redhorse and Unto the Black play Saturday.
In Branson, World Fest is underway at Silver Dollar City, running through May 8.
This week in northwest Ark.: At the Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson, Funk artist Maceo Parker performs at 8 p.m. Friday. the Canadian Tenors perform at 2 p.m. on Saturday. The John Pizzarelli Quartet and the Kurt Elling Quintet play jazz at 7 p.m. on Sunday. A "Chopped"-style food competition between four northwest Arkansas "top chefs" will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday.
At the University of Arkansas' Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall at the University of Arkansas, the Arkansas Tuba Quartet performs at 4 p.m. on Friday. The Boston Mountain Brassworks give a concert with the faculty brass quintet at 7:30 p.m. on April 12. The University Jazz Ensemble plays at 7:30 p.m. on April 13 at the university's Union Theater.
At George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, performing this week are Red Ambition, Cage the Elephant, Biffy Clyro and Sleeper Agent on Friday; the Casey Donahew Band on Saturday; Osayah's Allstars on Sunday; the Jon Shorter Band on April 12; Kinetix and Greensly Bluegrass on April 13; Randy Rogers Band, South 40 and Roger Creager on April 14.
At Arts Center of the Ozarks, Main and Grove in Springdale, the period play "Ladies in Retirement" is offered at 7:30 p.m. on Friday to Sunday and 3 p.m. on Sunday.
Tomorrow's Heirlooms quilt show runs Friday and Saturday at the Benton County Fairgrounds, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Rogers Little Theater presents "Arsenic and Old Lace" at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, and April 14 to 17 at 116 S. 2nd St. in Rogers.
The annual UFO Conference will be held Friday through Sunday at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center.
This week in Joplin: The 18th annual food and wine tasting to benefit KXMS classical music radio will be held at 5 p.m. on Friday at the Joplin Chamber of Commerce office, 320 E. 4th St.
The Missouri Southern State University Concert Choir will present John Rutter's "Requiem" at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at the First United Methodist Church, 501 W. 4th St.
At Missouri Southern State University, students present their International Idol Talent Show at 7 p.m. on Friday in Corley Auditorium in Webster Hall. A festival of student-written one-act plays will be presented at 7:30 p.m. in the Bud Walton Black Box Theatre on April 11-15.
"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.
Musici de Montreal performs for the Pro Musica concert series at 7 p.m. on Saturday at Central Christian Center, 410 Virginia. Music will include two works by Tchaikovsky and Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition."
The ninth annual "Fur Ball" benefit for the Animal Adoption and Resource Center starts at 6 p.m. on Saturday with dinner, dancing and music by Big Smitty at the Holiday Inn Convention Center, 3615 Rangeline Road.
The Lipizzaner Stallions perform at 7 p.m. on April 12 and 13 at Memorial Hall, 212 W. 8th St.
At the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, performing this week are Mr. Lucky with classic rock and blues on Friday and Saturday, and M-80's with 1980s' hits on Saturday.
This week in Miami, Okla.: Music from Andrew Lloyd Webber's musicals will be offered in a revue at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at the Coleman Theatre, 103 N. Main.
Randy Montana performs at the Buffalo Run Casino.
This week in Tulsa, Okla.: At the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver, Kings of Leon perform at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.
At the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd St., "Star Trek Live" is offered at 7 p.m. on Friday in the John H. Williams Theatre. A musical of Judith Viorst's "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" is offered at 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, and 2 p.m. on Sunday in the Liddy Doenges Theatre. Dattaprasad Ranade and Saavani Ravindra with live musicians perform Hindi and Urdu ghazals along with film from India at 7 p.m. on Saturday in the John Williams Theatre. The Tulsa Symphony Orchestra and the Tulsa Oratorio Chorus perform works by Handel, Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven at 7 p.m. on April 12 in the Chapman Music Hall. "Newgrass" artist Sam Bush and his band performs at 7:30 p.m. on April 14 in the John Williams Theatre.
At the Brady Theater, 105 W. Brady, the bands A Day to Remember, Bring Me the Horizon, Pierce the Veil and We Came As Romans perform at 7 p.m. on April 11.
At Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, performing this week are Cage the Elephant, Biffy Clyro and Sleeper Agent on Sunday.
Championship bull riding is offered at 8 p.m. on Saturday at the SpiritBank Events Center, 105th and Memorial.
The Collie Club of America National Specialty Show runs April 12 to 16 at the QuikTrip Center of Expo Square, 4145 E. 21st St.
This week in Pittsburg, Kan.: Teresa Walters, "the international first lady of piano," performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Memorial Hall, 503 N. Pine.
Scenes from Mozart and Puccini operas and musical by Bernstein and Sondheim will be presented in "Opera Scenes" by Pittsburg State University students at 7:30 p.m. Friday in McCray Hall on the PSU campus.
This week in Kansas City: On Friday, Coheed and Cambria perform at 8 p.m. at the Midland Theatre, 1228 Main. The 21st Banzai Award Show is at the VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino. Two Door Cinema Club, Maps and Atlases, Paper Route and Work Drugs perform at the Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania. Musici de Montreal performs its Russian music concert at 8 p.m. on Friday at the Folly Theater, 300 W. 12th St. Pianist Alpin Hong performs works by Gershwin, Scriabin, Liszt and Rachmaninoff at 7:30 p.m. at the Lied Center on the University of Kansas in Lawrence.
On Saturday, Daniel Johnston, Margot and the Nuclear So and So's perform at the Beaumont Club. Four Fried Chickens and A Coke perform at Spring Jam, 160 S. Main in Parkville. The Kansas City Music and Short Film Festival opens at 7 p.m. at the Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway.
On Sunday, Mushroomhead, Serated In The Shadow and Malikai perform at the Beaumont Club.
The musical "West Side Story" runs at 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. on Saturday, 1 and 6:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Music Hall, 13th and Central.
Mozart's opera "The Marriage of Figaro" will per performed by Lyric Opera at 8 p.m. on Saturday, 7:30 p.m. on April 13 and again next weekend at the Lyric Theatre, 11th and Central.
The Talent on Parade Dance Competition runs through Monday at the Municipal Arena, 13th and Main.
At the Lied Center on the University of Kansas campus in Lawrence. Folk musicians Jay Ungar and Molly Mason and their Family Band perform on April 13. The Del McCourt Band and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band play on April 14.
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.
The Kansas City Repertory Theatre presents the musical "Cabaret" through Sunday at the Spencer Theatre on the University of Missouri campus, 4949 Cherry.
This week in Columbia: George Strait and Reba McEntire perform Friday in the Mizzou Arena.
Stephens College performs the play "Eleemosynary" on April 13 to 16 at the Warehouse Theatre, 104 Willis Ave.
This week in St. Louis: On Friday
On Saturday, John Pizzarelli and the Swing Seven perform at the Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd.
On Sunday, Lil Wayne performs at the Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Ave. The Eliot Trio performs in Holmes Lounge on the Washington University campus.
The St. Louis Symphony performs Mahler's Symphony #2 at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday in Powell Hall, Grand and Delmar.
The juried Queeny Park Art Fair runs Friday through Sunday in the Greensfelder Recreation Complex at Queeny Park.
Dance St. Louis presents "MOMIX in Botania," mixing dance, puppets and mythology at 8 p.m. on Friday, and 2 and 8 p.m. on Saturday at the Touhill Performing Arts Center on the University of Missouri campus.
"Carnaval," a dance and music extravaganza, is offered at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the Edison Theatre on the Washington University campus.
The musical "Next to Normal" performs April 12 to 24 at the Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand.
"The Death of Atahualpa," retelling the story of the last emperor of the Incas, is presented Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7 p.m. through April 16 at the Kranzberg Center for the Arts, 501 N Grand.
Repertory Theatre of St. Louis' production of "Beehive," a revue of 1960s pop music, runs to Sunday 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 Sunday at the Grandel Theater, on Grand across from Powell Hall.
This week at the Pageant, 6161 Delmar, performing this week are the Plain White T's, Parachute and Andy Grammer on April 13; Greyson Chance, Cody Simpson, Shane Harper and Camryn on April 14.