This week in Monett: At Mocha Jo's 404 E. Broadway, the band Offset Sunset will play from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday. Author Laurence Stoll will have a book signing at 11 a.m. for his new title, "The Happy Accident."
At Denali Dreams, 316 E. Broadway, singer John Clapper performs on Friday. Gus St. Clair and Karissa Leach perform on Saturday.
This week in Springfield: At the Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts, comic and actress Jennifer Collidge performs at 8 p.m. on Friday. The Missouri State University Orchestra and soloists will present Berlioz's "Te Deum" for the MSU President's Concert at 4 p.m. on Sunday. New York saxophonist Dick Oatts appears with the MSU Jazz Studies Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. on April 19. Jazz vocalist Jane Monheit performs at 7:30 p.m. on April 20. A program of dance by the Lakota Sioux Dance Theatre will be given at 7:30 p.m. on April 21.
At Missouri State University, the department of fashion and interior design offers Fashion Show 2011 at 4 p.m. on Saturday at the Springfield Expo Center.
The MSU English Society hosts a renaissance fair from 3 to 6 p.m. on April 19 at North Park with the MSU Opera Workshop and other theater, music and dance performances.
Springfield Little Theatre's production of the musical "Chicago" has performances at 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, at the Landers Theater, 311 E. Walnut.
Illusionist Brock Gill performs at 6:30 p.m. on Friday at Evangel University.
The Springfield Symphony Orchestra collaborates with the Cirque du Soleil troupe for "Cirque de la Symphonie" at 7 p.m. on Saturday in the O'Reilly Event Center on the Drury University campus.
Drury University presents Shakespeare's "Richard the Third" in Wilhoit Theatre on the Drury campus at 8 p.m. on Friday and 2 and 8 p.m. on Saturday.
The Round Bobbin Quilting and Sewing Expo runs through Saturday at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.
The play "Francis, The Gentle Saint of Assisi" will be given at 7:30 p.m. on April 20 at the Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East.
The Drury Wind Symphony will perform at 7:30 p.m. on April 19 at Clara Thompson Hall on the Drury campus.
The Rotary Clubs 12th annual Rock'n Ribs Barbecue Festival on Friday and Saturday at Bass Pro Shops, 1935 S. Campbell Ave. Bands include M-Dock, Sock Monkey, Glen McKenzie and the Road Kings on Friday; plus the Mud Sharks, the Next Exit, Members Only, Sequel Dose, Studio 54 and the RetroGnomes on Saturday.
At the Outland Ballroom, 328 South Ave., performing this week are Reckless Kelly, Chance Ray and the Good Sinners on Friday; Deadman Flats and Voodoo Lounge Gypsies on Saturday.
The play "The Hiding Place," telling the World War II story of Corrie ten Boon, runs April 21 to May 21 at the Stained Glass Theater, 1996 W. Evangel in Ozark.
Old-time country musicians Bob Bovee and Gail Heil perform at 7 p.m. on Friday at the Rock House, 41 High St. in Reeds Spring.
This week in northwest Ark.: At the Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, the University of Arkansas Symphony Orchestra performs at 7 p.m. on Friday. Five works by guest composer Augusta Read Thomas, including two world premiers, and "The Planets" by Holst are slated. The Tony-nominated play "Reason to be Pretty" will be offered at 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, and for the next two weekends in the Studio Theater. The Del McCoury Band and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band perform at 7 p.m. Sunday. The University of Arkansas Band and Wind Symphony perform at 7:30 p.m. on April 19 and 20.
The band Beyond Reach plays at 8 p.m. on Friday at GoodFolk Productions, 229 N. Block St. in Fayetteville.
At George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, performing this week are Uncrowned Kings, Ultra Suede, Black Pearl and Friends with a tribute to Michael and Janet Jackson on Friday; the Wakarusa Interstellar DJ Classic on Saturday; Ayurveda on April 19; the Kory Montgomery Band and Rough Draftz on April 20; and Uncle Kracker on April 21.
Final performances of the period play "Ladies in Retirement" at Arts Center of the Ozarks, Main and Grove in Springdale, is offered at 7:30 p.m. on Friday to Sunday and 3 p.m. on Sunday.
At Mulberry Mountain in Ozark, south of Fayetteville, the Zac Brown Band performs at 7 p.m. on Friday. On Saturday beginning at 2 p.m., performers will be Sarah Hughes, Jay Nash, Six Degrees West, Big Smith (5 p.m.), Charliehorse and Red Eye Gravy.
The Rogers Little Theater presents "Arsenic and Old Lace" at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday at 116 S. 2nd St. in Rogers.
The seventh annual Chainsaw Carving in the Ozarks Festival will be held near Eureka Springs at Highway 62 East and Rockhouse Road on Saturday and Sunday.
This week in Joplin: At Missouri Southern State University, the final nights for the festival of student-written one-act plays will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday in the Bud Walton Black Box Theatre. The Suzuki Academy will offer a play-in recital at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday in Corley Auditorium in Webster Hall. Magician Peter Boie performs at 8 p.m. on April 18 in Taylor Auditorium. The MSSU Jazz Combos Concert featuring New York trumpeter Alan Hood will be offered at 7:30 p.m. on April 18 in Corley Auditorium. The Missouri High School State Activities Association band and orchestra festival in April 19 and 20, and the choir festival in April 21.
At the Woodshed Emporium, 311 S. Main in Carthage, live bluegrass will be performed by Old Dogs New Tricks and Workman Bluegrass at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.
Comedian Marian Kelly performs at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Stone's Throw Theatre in Carthage.
At the George Washington Carver National Monument, area artists work outdoors in the third annual "Art in the Park Day" from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. Workshops will feature techniques in acrylics, oils, pastels, clay, pencil, natural dyes and watercolors.
At the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, performing are Retrorockerz playing classic rock on Friday; Solid Gold with oldies and Oreo Blues with blues on Saturday.
This week in Miami, Okla.: Cowboy Troy performs at 9 p.m. on Friday at the Buffalo Run Casino.
This week in Tulsa, Okla.: At the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd St., the Tulsa Symphony performs Beethoven's Symphony #9 and selections from "Egmont" at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday in the Chapman Music Hall. The Tulsa Youth Ballet presents "Wicked Fairies, Monsters, Butterflies and Maxine?" at 7 p.m. on Saturday in the John H. Williams Theatre. Quartet San Francisco plays at 3 p.m. on Sunday in the John Williams Theatre. The closing concert of the 2011 Young Artists Piano Competition will feature works by Liszt, Bach and others by several performer at 3 p.m. on Sunday in the Liddy Doenges Theatre.
At the Brady Theater, 105 W. Brady, the Avalanche Tour featuring Stone Sour, Theory of a Deadman, Skillet, Halestorm and Art Of Dying will be held at 5:30 p.m. on April 19.
At Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, performing this week are Jason Boland and the Stragglers with Brandon Jenkins on Friday; the National and Other Lives on April 19; Interpol and School of Seven Bells on April 20; and Umphrey's McGee on Montu on April 21.
At Expo Square, 4145 E. 21st St., the Collie Club of America show runs through Saturday in the QuikTrip Center. The All-American Mule and Donkey Congress runs through Sunday in the Mustang Arena.
Frank Arnold's "Singfest" runs at 7 p.m. Friday and 6 p.m. Saturday at the Mabee Center, 7777 S. Lewis Ave.
Native American musician John Two-Hawks performs at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Tulsa Marriott Southern Hills, 71st and Lewis.
Bucky Covington performs at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Million Dollar Elm Casino, 951 W. 36th St.
Sawyer Brown performs at the River Spirit Casino, 8330 Riverside Parkway, at 7 p.m. on Friday.
This week in Pittsburg, Kan.: At Pittsburg State University, the Mid America Music Festival runs through the day on Saturday in McCray Hall. The Waddill Chamber Music Concert is at 7:30 p.m. on April 18 at McCray Hall. The PSU Symphonic Band performs at 7:30 p.m. on April 21 at the Overman Student Center.
This week in Nevada: The play "The Queen of Bingo" by Jeanne Michaels and Phyllis Murphy will be presented through Sunday at the Fox Playhouse, 110 S. Main, by the Community Council on the Performing Arts.
This week in Kansas City: On Friday, Glenn Beck brings his political commentary to the Midland Theatre, 1228 Main, at 7 p.m.
On Saturday, rock star Jeff Beck performs at 7 p.m. at the Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway. Opiate and Tool perform at the Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania. The Kansas City Civic Orchestra performs at 7:30 p.m. at the Folly Theater, 300 W. 12th St., featuring the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto and other works by Wagner and Funk. The Second City comedy improv company performs at 8 p.m. at the Midland Theatre. The U.S. Finals Cheerleading Competition is at the Municipal Arena, 13th and Central.
On Sunday, the Youth Symphony of Kansas City has a string orchestra performance at 2 p.m., orchestra performance at 5 p.m. and the symphony orchestra at 8 p.m. at the Folly Theater.
The Kansas City Opera performs Mozart's "Marriage of Figaro" at 8 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the Lyric Theatre, 11th and Central.
The Masquerade Dance Competition runs Friday through Sunday at the Music Hall, 13th and Central.
The University of Missouri Conservatory of Music and Dance offers its spring dance concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday in White Hall, 4949 Cherry.
On April 19, Biffy Clyro and Quiet Corral perform at the Beaumont Club.
On April 20, the band Uh Her and Diamonds Under Fire perform at the Uptown Theater. Arcade Fire and the National perform at the Starlight Theater in Swope Park. Sick Puppies, Adelitas Way, Framing Hanley and Madam Adam perform at the Midland Theatre.
On April 21, The University of Missouri Conservatory of Music Wind Ensemble performs at 7:30 p.m. in White Hall.
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.
Laurie Brooks' play "Ben Franklin's Apprentice" runs through May 7 at the Coterie Theatre in Crown Center, Grand at Pershing Road.
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 Columbia: A contemporary translation of Ibsen's play "Hedda Gabler" will be given Friday and Saturday at the Berlin Theatre, 220 N. 10th St., with additional performances in the next two weekends.
This week in St. Louis:
On Saturday, traditional Irish bands and dancers from the St. Louis Irish Arts perform at 8 p.m. on Saturday at the Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd. The band MercyMe performs at 7 p.m. at the Family Arena in St. Charles.
On Sunday, the 22nd annual St. Louis Earth Day Festival is on the Muny grounds in Forest Park. The Greenville College Choir performs J.S. Bach's "Magnificat" and a cantata at 3 p.m. at Concordia Seminar Chapel.
The Greater St. Louis Jazz Festival runs Friday with the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra and Saturday with Ron Carter and his trio at the Touhill Performing Arts Center on the University of Missouri campus.
The St. Louis Symphony performs Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto #1 and Shostakovich's Symphony #10 at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday in Powell Hall, Grand and Delmar.
A dance festival from the nation of India will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Friday, 4 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the auditorium in Clayton High School.
The University of Missouri-St. Louis Orchestra and Singers give their annual concert at 7:30 p.m. on April 18 at the Touhill Center. The University Symphonic Band performs at 7:30 p.m. on April 19.
The Chamber Music Society of St. Louis performs "April in Paris" at 7:30 p.m. at the Kranzberg Arts Center, 501 N. Grand.
The play "Black Pearl Sings" from the St. Louis Black Repertory Company opens April 20 with shows through May 5 at the Grandel Theatre at Grand across from Powell Hall.
On April 21, Arcade Fire and the National perform at the Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Ave. Karl Rove and Howard Dean appear as part of the St. Louis Speakers Series at 8 p.m. at Powell Hall.
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.
At the Pageant, 6161 Delmar, performing this week are Railroad Earth and the Greencards on Friday; Corey Smith and Matt Stillwell on Saturday; Thirty Seconds to Mars, Anberlin and CB7 on April 18.