This week in Springfield: Comedian Ron White performs at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Shrine Mosque, 7777 S. Lewis Ave.
At Missouri State University, the Percussion Ensemble and Island Breeze Steel Band will give a concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Wehr Band Hall. The Concert Chorale will perform at 7 p.m. on Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1115 N. Campbell Ave. The dance and theatre department will give its spring recital "Transfer Points at 2:30 p.m. on Friday on Coger Theatre in Craig Hall. Instrumental ensembles will perform works by Bartok, Szalowski and Mucyzski at 7:30 p.m. on May 3 at Ellis Hall.
"Monty Python's Spamalot" will be presented at 8 p.m. Friday and 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday at the Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts.
Springfield Contemporary Theatre presents the musical "Amadeus" at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday and for the next two weekends at the fourth floor theater of the Vandivort Center, 305 E. Walnut.
Thornton Wilder's "Our Town" will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday and again on May 7 at the Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East.
Celtic Woman performs at 8 p.m. on Saturday at the John Q. Hammons Arena.
Chamber Orchestra of the Ozarks performs a concert of string quartets by Mozart, Brahms at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday at University Heights Baptist Church, 1010 S. National.
At Drury University, Choral Ensembles perform at 7:30 p.m. on May 2 in the Stone Chapel at Drury. A recital of works from composing students will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on May 3 in Clara Thompson Hall. The music and theater students off a revue of Broadway numbers May 4 to 6 at 8 p.m. in the Wilhoit Theatre.
The Evangel University tuba and euphonium ensemble performs at 7:30 p.m. on Friday in Barnett Recital Hall.
The Friends of the Greene County Library Spring Book Sale runs through Saturday at Remington's, 1655 W. Republic Road.
At the Outland Ballroom, 326 South Ave., performing this week are Nocturnal Nation, Barium Alive and Fiera on Friday; Quantum Groove and Spinrad on Saturday.
The Railroad Historial Museum is open from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturdays through October at 1300 N. Grant Ave.
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.: Country music star Blake Shelton performs at 7:30 p.m. on Friday in Barnhill Arena in Fayetteville.
Country singer Lucinda Williams and Billy Joe Shaver perform at 7 p.m. on Sunday in the Fayetteville Town Center.
At the Walton Performing Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, the children's show "Thomas and Friends Live!" will be given at 3, 6 and 7:30 p.m. on Friday. The Tony-nominated play "Reason to be Pretty" will be offered at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Studio Theater. The musical "Les Miserables" runs May 3 to 8.
At GoodFolk Produc-tions, 229 N. Block St. in Fayetteville, Cathy Barton and Dave Para perform at 8 p.m. on Friday.
At George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, performing this week are Earl and Them, Benjamin Del Shreve, A Good Fight, SilverStone and Rocker Lips on Friday; the Zeroes playing 1980s music on Saturday; Puddle of Mudd on May 3 and Paul Thorn on May 5.
The Phunbag Comedy Improv troupe performs as part of the "Big Doins & Big Laughs" benefit for the Benton County Sunshine School at 6 p.m. on Saturday at the John Q. Hammons Convention Center in Bentonville.
"Playhouse Palooza" benefit with music by Oreo Blue and catered food supporting CASA of Northwest Arkansas will be given at 6 p.m. on Saturday at the Convention Center in Springdale.
An all-day music festival is planned on Saturday at the Eureka Springs Auditorium, 36 S. Main.
The 24th annual May Festival of the Arts kicks off Sunday in locations around Eureka Springs, running through the month. Free Sunday concerts start this week and run through October.
This week in Joplin: The Missouri Southern State University Choral Society gives its spring concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday at the First Community Church, 15th and Connecticut.
TNA Professional Wrestling will be offered at 7:30 p.m. on May 5 at Memorial Hall, 212 W. 8th St.
Joplin Little Theatre opens "The Miracle Worker," telling the story of Helen Keller, on May 4 to 8 at 3008 W. 1st St.
At Crowder College in Neosho, a live play version of "The Light in the Piazza" is offered at 7:30 p.m. on May 5 through the weekend in the Plaster Community Center.
Crowder College will host an International Festival on from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 5 in the Wright Conference Center in the Arnold Farber Building on the Neosho campus. There will be food from 15 different countries along with entertainment, dancers, instrumentalists and presentations from 12 countries. Admission is $1.
At the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, the Bellamy Brothers perform in the pavilion at 8 p.m. on Friday. In the regular performance venue, Dirty Deeds plays a tribute to AC/DC on Friday. The Mark Chapman Band plays at 5 p.m. on Saturday, followed by the ABS Band playing Motown at 9:30 p.m.
This week in Miami, Okla.: At the Buffalo Run Casino, the Mark Chapman Band plays at 9 p.m. on Friday.
At the Coleman Theatre, 103 N. Main, Miami Little Theatre's production of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" is presented through Sunday.
This week in Tulsa, Okla.: The Moody Blues perform at 8 p.m. on May 3 at the Brady Theater, 105 W. Brady.
At the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd St., Tulsa Opera's production of Bellini's "Norma" is presented at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and again next weekend in the Chapman Music Hall. Adam Brock's comedy play "Swimming in the Shallows" is presented at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. on Sunday and again next weekend in the Charles Norman Theatre. Vocalist Ernestine Dillard sings songs about the African American experience at 7 p.m. on Saturday in the Liddy Doenges Theatre.
At Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, performing this week are Slightly Stoopid, the Meat Puppets and Honeyboy Carencro on Saturday; Cowboy Jones and the Round Up Boys plus the Regina Scott Trio on Sunday; and Flogging Molly on May 2.
At Expo Square, 4145 E. 21st St., the children's show "Thomas and Friends Live: Thomas Saves the Day" is presented at 4 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday in the Pavilion. The Metcalf Gun Show runs Saturday and Sunday in the QuikTrip Center, lower level.
In Pawhuska, the Osage Country Jam free outdoor concert is offered Saturday at the Million Dollar Elm Casino.
Craig Ferguson performs on Saturday at the Hard Rock Casino, 777 W. Cherokee in Catoosa.
This week in Pittsburg, Kan.: The Pittsburg State University Oratorio Concert is offered at 3 p.m. on Sunday at the First United Methodist Church, 415 N. Pine. The PSU Percussion Ensemble performs at 7:30 p.m. on May 2 in McCray Hall.
This week in Nevada: At Cottey College, a showcase of performances by dance students is offered at 8 p.m. Friday in the gym. The Jazz and Wind Ensembles perform at 3 p.m. on Sunday in the auditorium.
This week in Kansas City: On Friday, That Metal Band, Unwritten Rulz and Dogman play at the Voodoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino. Stratgazer plays at the Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania Ave. Local bands Surrogate Sons and six others play at the Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway. The NewEar new music ensemble at the University of Missouri Conservatory of Music performs at 8 p.m. at the All Souls Unitarian Church, 4501 Walnut, with works by John Adams, Sciarrino, Bloland and Akiho.
On Saturday, Jimmy Buffet and the Coral Reefer Band perform at the Sprint Center, 1407 Grand Blvd. Comedian Adam Carolla performs at the Uptown Theater. The Russian national Ballet Theatre presents "Chopiniana" plus "Romeo and Juliet" with music at Tchaikovsky at 8 p.m. at the Folly Theater, 300 W. 12th St. Six Degrees West and County Road 5, the Bryant Carter Band, Outlaw Jim and the Whiskey Benders play at the Beaumont Club. In Parkville, the Spring Jam has performance beginning at 6 p.m. by June Bug and the Porchlites plus Trampled Under Foot.
The Kansas City Symphony performs Dvorak's Symphony #8, a percussion concerto by Avner Dorman, plus works by Haydn and Milhaud at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Lyric Theater, 11th and Central.
The play "The Color Purple" is offered at 8 p.m. on Friday, plus 2 and 8 p.m. on Saturday at the Midland Theater, 1228 Main.
On May 2, the Manchester Orchestra, An Horse and Harrison Hudson play at the Beaumont Club. Jay and Silver Bob Get Old play at the Midland Theater.
On May 3, Social Distortion, Chuck Ragan and Sharks play at the Beaumont club. Godsmack and Echo Vendetta plays at the Midland Theater.
On May 4, Hugo, Minden, Root and Stern play at the Beaumont Club. Republic Tigers, Beautiful Bodies and Noise FM play at the Uptown Theater. Danzig plays at the Voodoo Lounge.
On May 5, Bob Segar plays at the Sprint Center. "The Aluminum Show" is offered at 8 p.m. at the Folly Theater with more performances into the weekend. The Moody Blue play at the Midland Theater.
The Paul Mesner Puppets perform "Father Goose Tales" with performances at 10 a.m. and noon on Friday and 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday with more shows the following weekend at 1006 E. Linwood Blvd.
Ibsen's "Peer Gynt" by Kansas City Repertory Theatre runs through May 22 at the Copaken Stage, 13th and Walnut.
Lynn Nottage's play "Ruined" has performances through Sunday 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.
This week in Columbia: The final performance of Ibsen's "Hedda Gabler" in a contemporary reading is Friday at the Berlin Theatre, 220 N. 10th St.
Stephens College presents the musical "Thoroughly Modern Millie" Friday through Sunday and again next weekend at the Macklanburg Playhouse, 100 Willis Ave.
At Jesse Hall on the University of Missouri campus, "The Color Purple" is offered on Sunday. "Mama Mia" is offered on May 4 and 5.
The Missouri Symphony Conservatory gives its spring concert at 7 p.m. on May 2 at the Missouri Theatre Center, 203 S. 9th St.
This week in St. Louis: The annual book sale by the St. Louis County Friends of the Library runs through Sunday in the Macy's parking lot in the mall at Manchester and Interstate 270.
The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra performs Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto #2 with pianist Stephen Hough and Scriabin's Symphony #2 at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at Powell Hall, Grand and Delmar.
The musical "Curtains" runs at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Robert Reim Theatre in the Kirkwood Civic Center.
The play "Intelligent Life" runs through May 14, Thursday to Saturday, at the Kranzberg Arts Center, 501 N. Grand.
The Second City comedy troupe performs at 8 p.m. on Friday and 5 and 9 p.m. on Saturday at the Touhill Performing Arts Center on the University of Missouri campus.
On Saturday, Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion" is performed at 4:45 p.m. at the Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand.
On Sunday, the Arianna String Quartet performs at 3 p.m. in the Lee Theater at the Touhill Center. Celtic Woman performs at the Fox Theatre.
On May 3, Jimmy Buffet performs at 8 p.m. at the Verizon Wireless Amphithea-tre.
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 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 G. Love and the Belle Brigade on Friday; Manchester Orchestra, An Horse and Harrison Hudson on May 3; and Social Distortion, Chuck Ragan and Sharks on May 4.