Broadway Nights is Friday in downtown Monett, featuring a chalk art contest on the sidewalk. At Mocha Jo's, 404 E. Broadway, the Allan Philips Band plays blues, rock and jazz. At Denali Dreams, 316 E. Broadway, Neva Welters plays on her hammered dulcimer.
The Ozark Festival Orchestra's 15th annual Pops in the Park concert and pie and ice cream benefit is Sunday at the Monett City Park Casino. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. and the music starts at 2:15 p.m., featuring film music by John Williams, Broadway tunes by Gershwin and Cole Porter, marches by Sousa and Reeves, "Celebration Overture" by Barnes, patriotic and dance music. Admission of $10 for adults and $5 for children covers the music plus ice cream and pie. A silent auction of items for music and art lovers will also be held.
This week in Springfield: The Big Hair Ball benefit dance for the SAA Firehouse Spay/Neuter Center will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Historic Firehouse #2, 101 E. Commercial with dance demonstrations, catered meal and live music by Blue Plate Special.
The Missouri State University Community Band offers a free concert at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Wilson's Creek National Battlefield near Republic.
Springfield Contemporary Theatre presents the musical "Amadeus" for the final weekend at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the fourth floor theater of the Vandivort Center, 305 E. Walnut.
Springfield Little Theatre's production of "The Foreigner" will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Landers Theater, 311 E. Walnut.
The band Third Eye Blind performs at 7 p.m. on May 19 at the Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East.
At the Outland Ballroom, 326 South Ave., performing this week are Honkysuckle and Grass Creek on Friday, plus Troy 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.: At the Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson, a puppet adaptation of Leo Lionni's children's books "Swimmy," "Frederick" and "Inch by Inch" will be presented by the Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia at 10 a.m. on Saturday. The Artosphere Festival Orchestra plays Dvorak's Symphony #9, Copland's "Rodeo" and an original work by saxophonist Daniel Schnyder at 7 p.m. on May 17. Semi-finals for the Fulbright Concerto Competition begin at 9 a.m. on May 19.
The Artosphere Arkansas arts and nature festival will have a Trail Mix Concert at 3 p.m. on Saturday at Lake Fayetteville Trails. The Old City Quartet will perform at 7 p.m. on May 16 at Chapel on the Creeks in Rogers and at 7 p.m. on May 19 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Fayetteville.
At GoodFolk Productions, 229 N. Block St. in Fayetteville, Kate Campbell performs at 7 p.m. on Friday. The Women Songwriters Circle offers a program at 7:30 p.m. on May 18.
At George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, performing this week are Big Uns, The Odds, the Jon Shorter Band and Rough Draftz on Friday; Randall Shreve, Memphis Pencils, Monster Heart and Bear Colony on Saturday; Turnpike Troubadours on May 18 and Ray Wylie Hubbard on May 19.
The University of Arkansas Children's Choir performs at 3 p.m. on Sunday in the University's Fine Arts Center in Fayetteville.
The fifth annual Fayetteville Car Show will be held Saturday at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Fayetteville.
The Terra Studios, three miles east of Fayetteville, just off of Highway 16 East in Durham, offers its Spring Music Festival on Saturday with live music beginning at 10 a.m. by the Morris siblings, Township 13, Surf de Soleil, Tin Pan Alley Cats, East of Zion, Effron White, Antone and the Nightcrawlers and Old Dime Box.
The Heart Ball to benefit the American Heart Association will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday at the John Q. Hammons Center in Rogers on Pinnacle Parkway. The nationally known country band Magnolia will perform. For ticket information, call 479-442-6540.
The Arkansas Air Museum will host an Aviator Ball on Saturday by the old airport, Drake Field, 4290 S. School Ave. on Business Highway 71.
The sixth annual Ozark Demolition Derby will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at Parsons Stadium in Springdale.
Costumed guides offer tours of the Eureka Springs Municipal Cemetery at 6 p.m. on Friday, with new tours starting every 20 minutes.
The Northwest Arkansas Miata Club hosts its annual rally May 19 to 22 in Eureka Springs.
This week in Joplin: At Missouri Southern State University, the Suzuki Academy will give a spring student recital at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Saturday in Corley Auditorium in Webster Hall.
The Spiva Center for the Arts, Third and Wall, offers printSpiva, a juried exhibition of printed works, opening Saturday and running through June 4.
The third annual Zumbathon Dance Party will run from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday at Joplin Memorial Hall, 212 W. 8th St.
"Journey," a cabaret show tracing the career of song and dance man Matt Campbell, will be offered at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Joplin Little Theatre, 3008 W. Eight St.
In Carthage, the Stone's Throw Theatre offers Ivan Menchell's play "The Cemetery Club" Friday and Saturday and again next weekend. Times and dinner theatre tickets are available by calling 417-358-9665.
A re-enactment of the Civil War battle of Carthage with approximately 500 re-enactors will be held on Saturday. Troops will march from Municipal Park to Central Park. Spectator can watch along Fourth Street from the courthouse along Seventh to Lyon Street. The engagement will begin around 1 p.m.
At the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, performing this week are Southern rock band Six Guns South on Friday. Jukebox Heroes plays pop hits and Earl and Them on Saturday.
This week in Miami, Okla.: Nashville recording artists Jeff and Sheri Easter perform at 7 p.m. on Friday at the Coleman Theatre, 103 N. Main.
This week in Tulsa, Okla.: At the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 S. Second St., "A Lesson Before Dying," based on the novel by Ernest Gaines, will be presented at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the John H. Williams Theatre. The Pulitzer Prize winning play "The Gin Game" will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday in the Liddy Doenges Theatre.
The Foo Fighters perform at 7:30 p.m. on May 17 in the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver.
At Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, performing this week is the ninth annual 1980s Prom on Friday; Turnpike Troubadours and the Mike McClure Band plays on May 19.
The 4 Way IPRA Rodeo runs Saturday and Sunday in Pryor, east of Tulsa. Rooster Days Rodeo runs Friday and Saturday in Broken Arrow, southeast of Tulsa.
This week in Pittsburg, Kan.: At the Pittsburg Memorial Auditorium, 503 N. Pine, the Midwest Regional Ballet and other local artists will perform at the Arts for Arthritis benefit gala at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. The Jody Phillips Dance Company performs on May 16.
This week in Kansas City: On Friday, Afentra's Prom, the Dan Band, She Wants Revenge and Beautiful Bodies perform at the Midland Theatre, 1228 Main. Hate Made Easy, Moire, Marasmus, Family Band Massacre, Dressed for a Funeral, My Father's Gun, Bleeding the Heavens and The Night He Came Home play at the Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania. Comedian Brian Regan performs at the Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway.
On Saturday, Diddy Dirty Money, Lloyd and Tyga perform at the Midland Theatre. Muscle Mayhem finals are offered at 7 p.m. at the Folly Theater, 300 W. 12th St. The University of Kansas Dance Gallery spring recital will be held at 6 p.m. in the Lied Center on West Campus Drive in Lawrence, Kan.
On Sunday, Tourantula, Stero Skyline, Swimming with Dolphins and Since Forever play at the Beaumont Club.
The Kansas City Symphony offers a concert fusing classical music, modern dance and acrobatics with the Quixotic Ensemble at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Lyric Theater, 11th and Central.
The Cirque du Soleil show "Dralion" runs through Sunday at the Sprint Center, 1407 Grand Blvd.
The Kansas City Chorale presents "Shakespeare in Song" at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at Country Club Christian Church, 6101 Ward Parkway, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday at Asbury United Methodist Church, 5400 W. 75th St. in Prairie Village, Kan.
The Wylliams-Henry Contemporary Dance Company gives its 20th anniversary spring 2011 concert at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at White Hall on the University of Missouri campus, 4949 Cherry.
On May 19, Gretchen Wilson performs at the Worth Harley-Davidson at 9400 NW Prairie View Road. The Tommy Emmanuel Band plays at the Midland Theatre.
The Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre's production of the rock opera "Tommy" opens May 19 and runs Thursday through Sunday for three weeks at 3614 Main.
Ibsen's "Peer Gynt" by Kansas City Repertory Theatre runs through May 22 at the Copaken Stage, 13th and Walnut.
A stage version of Alfred Hitchcock's "The 39 Steps" runs through June 19 at the American Heartland Theatre, 2450 Grand Blvd. in Crown Center.
A revue of the music of Cole Porter runs through May 29 at the Quality Hill Playhouse, 303 W. 10th St.
This week in Columbia: Inside Columbia Magazine's Wine and Food Festival runs May 16 to 21 in many locations.
This week in St. Louis: On Friday, Jason Aldean performs with Eric Church and the JaneDear Girls at 7:30 p.m. at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre. The St. Louis Symphony hosts Neil Sedaka at 7:30 p.m. at Powell Hall, Delmar and Grand.
The Greater St. Louis Renaissance Faire opens Saturday and runs through June 5 at Rotary Park in Wentzville.
On Sunday, the 123rd annual Annie Malone May Day Parade runs through downtown St. Louis, beginning at 1 p.m. The St. Louis Youth Orchestra performs at 3 p.m. at Powell Hall.
The musical "Jersey Boys" runs through May 29, except for Mondays, at the Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand.
The Missouri Ballet Theatre presents "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday in the Edison Theater at Washington University.
Hot City Theatre's production of "Intelligent Life" continues at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the Kranzberg Arts Center, 501 N. Grand.
At the Pageant, 6161 Delmar, performing this week are Fivefold, the New Translation, the Rutherford Rock Project and Sooner Than Later on Friday; comedian Brian Regan in two shows on Saturday; the Warren Haynes Band on May 17; and Joseph Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience on May 18.