This week in Monett: On Friday, James Baker, from Missouri, performs acoustic, gospel and country music at 7 p.m. on Friday at 404 E. Broadway.
Relay for Life will offer food games and activities beginning at 7 p.m. on Saturday at Burl Fowler Stadium.
This week in Springfield: A musical revue to benefit the Creamery Arts Center will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the center, 422 N Sherman Parkway, on Saturday.
The third annual Craft Beer Festival will be held Saturday at the Brown Derby Wine Center, 2023 S. Glenstone.
The Springfield Indian Artifact Show will be held 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday at Remington', 1655 W. Republic Road.
An R.K. Gun Show will be held Sunday at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.
The Republic Community Band will perform at 7 p.m. on Saturday at Wilson's Creek National Battlefield near Republic.
At the Outland Ballroom, 326 South Ave., performing this week are VooDoo Lounge Gypsies and Buddha's Groove Shoes on Friday. Break the Barrier, Barium Alive and Unto the Black play Saturday.
The play "The Hiding Place," telling the World War II story of Corrie ten Boon, runs to Saturday at the Stained Glass Theater, 1996 W. Evangel in Ozark.
This week in northwest Ark.: At the Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, the Ozarks Couture Fashion Show will be held at 7 p.m. in the Bradberry Amphitheatre. The Arkansas New Play Festival runs through Sunday in the Studio Theatre with "They Want" by Alan Berks and "In the Book Of" by John Walch, starting at 6:30 p.m. on Friday; "The Poe Show" by Jordan Haynes and "Comedy Improv Showcase" at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, and "The 24 Hour Play-Off" at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday. The Artosphere Festival Orchestra offers a concert of Italian Soundscapes, conducted by Corrado Rovaris, at 8 p.m. on Saturday. The Fulbright Concerto Competition Finals with the Artosphere Festival Orchestra will be held at 5 p.m. on Sunday. A presentation by photographer and author Annie Griffiths followed by a book signing will be held at 7 p.m. on May 23 in the Starr Theater. Comedian Ron White performs at 7 p.m. on May 25 and 26 in Baum Walker Hall.
Frank Vignola and the Virtuoso Band plays jazz at 6 p.m. on May 24 at St. Catherine's at Bell Gable in Fayetteville, and at 2140 N. Stone Chapel Lane, at 6 p.m. on May 25 at Thorncrown Chapel in Eureka Springs, and at 7 p.m. on May 26 at Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville.
The Band Perry, Amanda Cramer and Sunny Sweeney perform at the Arkansas Music Pavillion in the Northwest Arkansas Mall in Fayetteville at 7:30 p.m. on May 26.
The KUAF Fulbright Summer Chamber Music Festival will be held at 7:30 p.m. on May 26 in the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall in the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Center in Fayetteville.
At GoodFolk Productions, 229 N. Block St. in Fayetteville, Three Penny Acre performs at 8 p.m. on Friday.
At the University of Arkansas Bowl and Ballroom, 644 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, a live production of "The Jungle Book" will be given at 7 p.m. on Friday, 2 and 7 p.m. on Saturday, and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Connie Mims offers a revue of songs at 7 p.m. on May 26.
At George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, performing this week are Michael Burks, the Bel Airs, Patrice Pike and Sarah Hughes on Friday; Elephant Revival on Saturday; Tony Furtado on Sunday; and Margo Ray on May 25.
Open Avenues annual Spring Fling Luau with live music and dancing will be held Saturday at Embassy Suites Northwest Arkansas Hotel, 3303 Pinnacle Hills Parkway in Rogers.
The Northwest Arkansas Miata Club hosts its annual rally May 19 to 22 in Eureka Springs.
The 21st annual White Street Walk in Eureka Springs, where working artists open their homes, runs 4 to 10 p.m. on Friday in Eureka Springs.
This week in Joplin: In the historic Murphysburg district, "Evening on the Veranda" offers nine porches or homes on display with architecture explanations and living history performances by the Dream Theatre Company from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday.
Rhythms and Brews fundraiser for the Community Support Services is 7 p.m. on Friday at the Holiday Inn Convention Center with performances by Rich McCready, the Ben Miller Band, Sarah Dunn and Sundown, and Gino Gebelin.
A kite festival is planned for Saturday and Sunday in Carousel Park, Seventh and Schifferdecker.
"I Remember Mama" is performed by the Stained Glass Theater, 1318 W. 26th St., at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday.
In Carthage, the Stone's Throw Theatre offers Ivan Menchell's play "The Cemetery Club" Friday and Saturday. Times and dinner theatre tickets are available by calling 417-358-9665.
In Carthage, Drywood Bluegrass and No Apparent Reason perform live bluegrass music at the Woodshed Emporium at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, in the northwest corner of the Carthage square.
At the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, performing this week are country music by Livewire on Friday, classic rock by Johnny G. and the All Stars at 5 p.m. Saturday and funk rock with SquadLive at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday.
This week in Miami, Okla.: At the Buffalo Run Casino, Extreme Cage Fights are offered at 8 p.m. on Saturday.
This week in Tulsa, Okla.: This week at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. Second St., "The Great American Trailer Park Musical" runs Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Sunday in the Liddy Doenges Theatre. A seven-movement suite commemorating the Tulsa riot of 1921 will be performed by the Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey in a world premier at 8 and 10 p.m. on Friday in the John H. Williams Theatre. Virtuoso guitarists Tommy Emmanuel and his Australian All Star Band performs at the Chapman Music Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.
At the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver, Josh Groban performs at 7 p.m. on Friday.
Comedienne Lisa Lampanelli performs at 8 p.m. on Saturday at the Tulsa Convention Center, at the Civic Center Parkade off Third Street downtown.
At the Brady Theater, 105 W. Brady, Earth, Wind and Fire performs on Friday.
At Expo Square, 4145 E. 21st St., the Tulsa Indian Art Festival runs Friday through Sunday in the Central Park Hall. The R.K. Gun and Knife Show runs Saturday and Sunday in the Exchange Center.
Rodeos this week include the Open May Rodeo on Friday and Saturday and the Ranch Rodeo on Sunday, in Skiatook, north of Tulsa; the Andy Downs Memorial Open Rodeo in Sand Springs, west of Tulsa, on Saturday and Sunday; the Salvation Army Benefit Rodeo in Coweta, east of Tulsa, on Saturday; the Coalition of Black Firefighters Rodeo in Turley, north of Tulsa, on Saturday.
This week in Kansas City: On Friday, Tim McGraw performs at the Sprint Center, 1407 Grand Blvd. Thunder from Down Under performs at the Voodoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino. The Airborn Toxic Event and Voxhaul Broadcast plays at the Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania Ave.
On Saturday, six bands play in the Kansas City Reggae Revolution at the Beaumont Club. The Kansas City Rock and Comic-Con runs 5 to 10 p.m. on Saturday at the Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway. The Kansas City Ballet School gives its spring performance at 2 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Folly Theater, 300 W. 12th St. The 25th annual benefit gala at the Starlight Theater in Swope Park offers Broadway show selections.
On Sunday, Les Paul and Elias Abid, G. Smooth and Rico Rickardo head a hip-hop show at the Beaumont Club. The Warren Haynes Band plays at the Uptown Theater.
The Kansas City Symphony performs the "Alexander Nevsky Cantata" by Prokofiev, the Symphony #1 by Beethoven and the "Alto Rhapsody" by Brahms at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday in the Lyric Theatre, 1029 Central, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday in Yardley Hall on the Johnson County Community College campus in Overland Park.
Josh Groban performs on May 25 at the Sprint Center.
The Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre's production of the rock opera "Tommy" runs Thursday through Sunday for this week and next at 3614 Main.
Ibsen's "Peer Gynt" by Kansas City Repertory Theatre runs through Sunday 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's Wine and Food Festival runs through Saturday in numerous locations around the city.
This week in St. Louis: On Friday, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra plays light classics with Mozart's "Little Night Music", Dukas' "Sorcerer's Apprentice" and selections from Carmen at 7:30 p.m. on Friday in Powell Hall, Delmar and Grand.
On Saturday, Tim McGraw performs at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at 7 p.m. with Luke Bryan and the Band Perry. Local dance and gymnastics groups perform at an Chesterfield amphitheatre with a car show.
An arts and crafts festival runs in the historic Shaw neighborhood on Friday and Saturday.
Lewis and Clark Heritage Days runs Saturday and Sunday in St. Charles.
On Sunday, Bon Jovi plays at 7:30 p.m. at the Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Ave.
"Jersey Boys" continues through next weekend at the Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand.
Opera Theatre of St. Louis opens its season at the Loretto-Hilton Center on the Webster University campus in Webster Groves with Mozart's "Don Giovanni" on May 25 and John Adams' "Death of Klinghoffer" on May 26.
The Shakespeare Festival opens with "The Taming of the Shrew" running May 25 to June 19 in Forest Park, northeast of the Art Museum.
Samm-Art Williams' new play The Montford Point Marine" opens May 25 at the Grandel Theatre and runs through June 26.
The Greater St. Louis Renaissance Faire runs through June 5 at Rotary Park in Wentzville.
At the Pageant, 6161 Delmar, performing this week are five local bands playing on Friday; Candy Dulfer with Chance Howard and Tim Cunningham on Saturday.