At Mocha Jo's, 404 E. Broadway, Lacey Nelson, a finalist in the Mocha Jo's Idol contest, performs at 7 p.m. Friday. The Captain's Son band plays at 8 p.m. on Saturday.
The Purdy School District will hold its Fine Arts Evening from 6 to 9 p.m. on April 26 with art on display and a vocal music concert at 7 p.m. on the high school gym.
This week in Springfield: Rock bands Stone Sour, Theory of a Dead Man, Skillet, Halestorm and Art of Dying perform at 5:30 p.m. on Friday at the Shrine Mosque, 601 St. Louis.
At Missouri State University, a band concert with guest artist Dick Schory will be given at 7:30 p.m. on April 27 at the Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts. The MSU dance department will give its spring dance concert "Transfer Points" at 7:30 p.m. April 28 to May 1.
At Drury University, jazz ensembles and combos will give concerts at 7:30 p.m. on April 26 and 28 in Clara Thompson Hall.
The Evangel University Symphonic and Jazz Bands will give their 47th annual lawn concert on the southeast corner of campus between the Chapel and Fine Arts Building at 6 p.m. on April 26.
The play "Francis, The Gentle Saint of Assisi" will be given at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East.
The Missouri Contemporary Ballet and Springfield Ballet perform excerpts from "Les Sylphides" and the contemporary "Skaters" and "Life on Mars" at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Landers Theatre, 311 E. Walnut. Springfield Ballet presents "Peter Rabbit" for children at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Landers.
The Friends of the Greene County Library Spring Book Sale runs April 25 to May 1 at Remington's, 1655 W. Republic Road.
At the Outland Ballroom, 328 South Ave., performing this week are the Jah Roots Band, Sincerely Yours, 77 Jefferson and Spoonfed Tribe on Friday; Assembly Line Gods, Squint, Decadent Nation and VideoVamp on Saturday.
The play "The Hiding Place," telling the World War II story of Corrie ten Boon, runs to May 21 at the Stained Glass Theater, 1996 W. Evangel in Ozark.
This week in northwest Ark.: The Artosphere Festival, celebrating artists influenced by nature, kicks off Friday with a reception at 5:30 p.m. at the Joy Pratt Markham Gallery in the Walton Performing Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson in Fayetteville. The gallery is showing "Garden as Muse," an exhibit of works by five artists, through June 4.
At the Walton Performing Arts Center, Little Big Town performs a benefit concert at 7:30 p.m. on April 27. 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 next weekend in the Studio Theater. The University of Arkansas Spring Choral Showcase Concert will be at 7:30 p.m. April 25.
At the University of Arkansas, the Saxophone Chamber Orchestra gives a concert at 7 p.m. on Friday in the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center.
At George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, performing this week are Full House and Martin Sexton on Friday; Jason Boland and the Stragglers, Matt Stell and the Crashers and the Elise Davis Band on Saturday; the Whigs on April 26; and Perpetual Groove on April 27.
At the Arkansas Music Pavilion in the Northwest Arkansas Mall in Fayetteville, Pretty Lights performs at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.
Doug Wright's play "I Am My Own Wife" is offered at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Rogers Little Theater, 116 S. 2nd St. in Rogers.
The Eureka Springs EasterBelle's Parade will take place at noon on Sunday, going from the historial loop to the Crescent Hotel.
This week in Joplin: At Missouri Southern State University, Debra Snodgrass will give a faculty piano recital at 7:30 p.m. on April 26 in Corley Auditorium in Webster Hall. The Southern Jazz Orchestra and the Crowder College Jazz Orchestra perform at 7:30 p.m. on April 28 in Taylor Performing Arts Center.
Springtime on Broadway is celebrated at Main and Broadway in Webb City on Friday through Sunday, with live music, a talent show, crafts and vendors.
Car and Bike Cruise Night will be held at Saturday beginning at 4 p.m.
At the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, performing this week are Mary Bridget Davies singing blues and rock on Friday, Beer and Chicken Band with country and Tom singing classic rock on Saturday.
This week in Miami, Okla.: At the Buffalo Run Casino, Chase Rice performs at 9 p.m. Friday. Rick Springfield plays at 9 p.m. on Saturday.
At the Coleman Theatre, 103 N. Main, Miami Little Theatre's production of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" is presented April 28 to May 1.
This week in Tulsa, Okla.: At the Hard Rock Casino, 777 W. Cherokee in Catoosa, George Thorogood and the Destroyers play on Friday. The Oak Ridge Boys play on Saturday.
Bob Seger performs at 7:30 p.m. on April 28 at the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver.
At the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd St., Adam Brock's comedy play "Swimming in the Shallows" will be presented April 28 to 30 and the following weekend in the Charles Norman Theatre at 8 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.
At Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, performing this week are Ty Mayfield on Friday; Tourantula, Stereo Skyline, Swimming With Dolphins and Since Forever on April 26; and Bowling for Soup, the Dollyrots and Kick Tree on April 28.
At Expo Square, 4145 E. 21st St., a Bead Jamboree Gem and Jewelry Show is offered Saturday and Sunday in central Park Hall, beginning at 10 a.m. both days.
This week in Kansas City: On Friday, Aaron Lewis performs at the VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino. Foals play at the Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania. Mango Yango plays at the Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway.
On Saturday, Rock Culture Con will be held at the Ex Hall in the Municipal Auditorium, 13th and Main. The Eli Young Band and Jaron and the Long Road to Love play at the Beaumont Club. Around a dozen local bands will play for April Jam at the Uptown Theater. Pretty Lights, Spankalicious and Michal Menert play at 9 p.m. on the Midland Theater, 1228 Main. The University of Missouri Conservatory of Music Orchestra and Choir perform Poulenc's "Gloria" in White Hall on the university campus, 4949 Cherry.
On Sunday, Interpol and School of Seven Bells play at the Beaumont Club.
On April 25, the Deftones play at the VooDoo Lounge.
On April 26, Black Lips, Vivian Girls and the Conquerors play at the Beaumont Club. The University of Missouri Conservatory of Music Wind Symphony performs at 7:30 p.m. in White Hall.
Ibsen's "Peer Gynt" by Kansas City Repertory Theatre opens Friday at the Copaken Stage, 13th and Walnut, and runs through May 22.
Lynn Nottage's play "Ruined" has performances through May 1 in the Unicorn Theatre, 3828 Main.
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: Tracy Letts' play "Superior Donuts" will be presented by the Independent Actors Theatre on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Muse Cafe and Gallery, 110 Orr St.
The dance department at Stephens College presents a program of new dance works on Friday and Saturday at the Warehouse Theatre, 104 Willis Ave. The college choirs will give their spring concert at the Historic Senior Hall, 100 Waugh St. on Sunday.
This week in St. Louis: A celebration of the 100th birthday of Vincent Price kicks off Friday with an exhibit of photos and mementos at the Sheldon Art Gallery, 3648 Washington Blvd., showing through Aug. 6.
The musical "Next to Normal" performs through Sunday at the Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand.
The play "Black Pearl Sings" from the St. Louis Black Repertory Company runs through May 5 at the Grandel Theatre at Grand across from Powell Hall.
The Second City comedy troupe performs at the Touhill Performing Arts Center on the University of Missouri campus April 28 to 30.
The play "The Stroke Scriptures" runs April 28 to May 1 at the Edison Theater on the Washington University campus.
At the Pageant, 6161 Delmar, performing this week are STS9 and Eclectic Method on Friday; plus STS9 and Up Until Now on Saturday.