At Denali Dreams, 316 E., Broadway, singer songwriter Angela Bennett plays at 7 p.m. on Friday.
This week in Springfield: Missouri State University's Tent Theatre presents a female version of Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple" on Saturday, with a male version on Friday. "Forty-Second Street" opens on July 5 with shows through July 20. Shows are on the lawn behind Craig Hall, near Grand and National.
Springfield Contemporary Theatre opens the musical "1776" on Friday. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. except for 2 p.m. Sunday matinees and run Thursdays through Sundays through July 14 at the Vandivort Center Theatre, 305 E. Walnut, fourth floor.
The show "Watercolor Now!" at the Springfield Art Museum, 1111 E. Brookside Dr., runs through July 8.
The 38th annual Coca-Cola Collectors Club Convention runs mornings July 3-7 at University Plaza Hotel.
Fireworks follow the Springfield Cardinals game on July 4 at Hammons Field. The band Members Only will perform.
At the Outland Ballroom, 324 South Ave., performing this week are Paper Route on Friday; Jahroots and Pwin on Saturday; and Eisley on July 2.
In Branson, the fifth annual Liberty Light Up concert by Chain Reaction, with a tribute to Journey and fireworks are at Branson Landing on July 3.
National KidsFest runs through July 22 at Silver Dollar City in Branson.
In Marshfield, the 133rd annual Independence Day Parade will be followed by a rodeo at the fairgrounds and fireworks.
This week in northwest Arkansas: Opera in the Ozarks continues its season at the Inspiration Point pavilion on West Highway 62, west of Eureka Springs. Shows include Puccini's "La Boheme" on Friday and July 2; Mozart's "Magic Flute" on Saturday and July 3; Sondheim's "A Little Night Music" on July 5. All performances are at 7:30 p.m. "A Little Night Music" will also be offered at 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Arend Arts Center, 1901 SE J Street in Bentonville at 4 p.m. The season continues through July 15.
At the Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, the Aaron Goldberg Trio performs at 8 p.m. Saturday.
At George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, performing this week are Earl and Them and Steve Pryor on Friday; plus the Radio Sky, Dreamfast, Family History and Silent Waits the Archer on Saturday.
The CICA Summer Music and Arts Festival runs through June 30 in Eureka Springs. At the Auditorium, 36 N. Main, the festival orchestra plays Paganini's Violin Concerto #1 with soloist Shih-Peng Chang and soprano arias by Mozart. On Saturday, the orchestra plays Dvorak's Symphony #8, the Double Concerto for Violin and Viola by Bruch and "The Moldau" by Smetana. On July 2 will be a faculty recital of works for viola and guitar. The July 3 concert offers a soprano recital. The July 4 concert features Vivaldi's "Gloria," Dvorak's Symphony #9 and the "Serenade for Strings" by Tchaikovsky. The July 5 concert will be a faculty recital. All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m.
This week in Joplin: On Saturday, the Independence Celebration is planned at Route 66 Carousel Park, beginning at 8 p.m. with the band Big Smitty followed by fireworks,
An Independence Day celebration is planned on July 4 at Landreth Park. Live music, beginning at 5 p.m., includes the Jake Clark Band, Duke Mason, Felonious Monk and Big Smitty.
In Carthage, the Woodshed Emporium, 311 S. Main in the square, features live bluegrass by Fly By Night at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.
In Carthage, the Stone's Throw Theatre presents Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Mikado" with shows at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, preceded by one hour with a dinner. Final performances are next weekend, beginning on Thursday. Reservations are recommended by calling 417-358-9665.
In Neosho, Crowder College Theatre presents Carole-Caplan Lonner's play "The Kids Left, the Dog Died, Now What?" at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday in the Elsie Plaster Auditorium on the Crowder campus.
On July 3, country music stars Randy Travis and Kellie Pickler perform at 7 p.m. at the pavilion at Downstream Casino. In the regular performance venue. The Christian Simmons Band with Miss Jessica plays blues and rock on Friday; Full Flava Kings play dance rock and Soulful Sound plays Motown on Saturday.
This week in Miami, Okla.: Country artist David Allan Coe performs at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at Buffalo Run Casino.
A community patriotic sing-along will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Coleman Theatre, 103 N. Main.
This week in Tulsa, Okla.: Light Opera Oklahoma continues with the musical "Gypsy" at 8 p.m. on Friday; "Avenue Q" has performances at 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and July 3. Sondheim's "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" is offered at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. More shows continue until July 8. All shows are in the John H. Williams Theatre in the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. Second St.
At the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. Second St., the modern dance troupe Satori performs at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday in the Liddy Doenges Theatre. A play based on the career of jazz artist and "School House Rock" performer Blossom Dearie is offered at 8 p.m. on Saturday and 2 and 8 p.m. on Sunday in the Robert LaFortune Studio. A pastiche of theater scenes is presented in "Tinkerbell is Dead: Occupy Neverland" at 8 p.m. on Saturday in the Charles Norman Theatre.
At the Osage Casino, 115 W. 15th St., the band Traveler performs at 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band plays at 7 p.m. on Sunday at the River Spirit Event Center, 8330 Riverside Parkway.
At Cain's Ballroom, 423 W. Main, playing this week are Rev. Horton Heat, Mountain Sprout and Red Eye Gravy at 7 p.m. on Sunday.
At the SpiritBank Events Center, 115th and Memorial, the Rock-A-Wish car show and concert will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday with headlining performers beginning at 7 p.m. offering tribute concerts to Kiss and Alice Cooper.
In Drumright, west of Tulsa, country musician Kix Brooks headlines the Summer OilPatch Festival on July 4 with Shawna Russell, LiveWire and the Red Dirt Rangers.
Rodeos this week include the Round-up Club open and July 4 rodeo July 2 and 3 in Perkins, west of Tulsa, and the M&M Custom Campers Tour Rodeo on July 3 in Tahlequah, west of Fayetteville.
This week in Kansas City: On Friday, Lost Wax performs on Friday in the Power and Light District, 60 E. 13th St. Cimino, Jerico, Kadayne and Rocker Lips perform at the Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway.
On Saturday, Rev. Horton Heat, Lucero and Mountain Sprout play at Crossroads, 417 E. 18th St. Big Chocolate, Barbaric Merits, Westendgrl and Alan Paul play at the Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway. Kristi's Academy of Dance offers a recital at 6 p.m. at the Folly Theater, 300 W. 12th St. Ginuwine plays at 8 p.m. at the Midland Theatre, 1228 Main. The Wynn Twins School of Dance offers at recital at the Music Hall, 301 13th St.. The KC Roller Warriors roller derby team competes at the Municipal Auditorium, 13th and Central.
On Sunday, the Yonder Mountain String Band plays at Crossroads.
On July 3, the Dark Star Orchestra plays at Crossroads.
On July 5, Fitz and the Tantrums plus Royal Teeth play at Crossroads. Kyle Park plays in the Power and Light District. The musical "The Addams Family" is offered at 8 p.m. at the Starlight Theater in Swope Park.
The All-Star Blues Weekend runs July 5-8 at B.B.'s Lawn Side Bar-B-Q, 1205 E. 85th St.
The Tony Award winning musical "In the Heights" opens July 6 at the Starlight Theater in Swope Park, running through July 10.
"The Wiz" runs through Aug. 7 the Coterie Theater in Crown Center, Grand at Pershing Road. Morning and afternoon shows are offered, plus 7 p.m. performances on Fridays and 2 p.m. shows on Saturdays and Sundays; no shows are on Mondays.
"Pete 'n' Keely" by James Hindman, featuring pop songs from the late 1960s in a TV variety show format, runs through Sunday at the Quality Hill Playhouse, 303 W. 10th St.
The July 4 festival in Liberty runs July 3 and 4 in the square and at William Jewell College.
This week in Columbia: The July 4 celebration is planned downtown, with concerts by Ironweed and the Norm Ruebling Band at Pearce Park, followed by fireworks at Sixth and Cherry.
The final performance of the musical "The Drowsy Chaperone" is presented Friday by the Columbia Entertainment Company at 1800 Nelwood Dr.
The Missouri Symphony presents a patriotic concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Missouri Theatre, 203 S. Ninth St.
This week in Jefferson City: The annual Salute to America has a parade on July 3 and a carnival, music concerts and fireworks on July 4.
This week in St. Louis: On Friday, Lady Antebellum performs at the Verizon Wireless Area. Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit with John Henry and the Engine perform at 8 p.m. at the Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd.
The Big Muddy Dance Company offers a concert at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the Touhill Performing Arts Center on the University of Missouri campus.
On July 2, the St. Louis Irish Arts Summer Concert is at 7 p.m. on July 2 at the Sheldon Concert Hall.
On July 3, the Root Diggers play 1930s-country and bluegrass at 7:30 p.m. at the Sheldon Concert Hall.
The 32nd annual Fair St. Louis celebration runs July 4-7 on the grounds of the Gateway Arch. Performers include Heart on July 4.
The Muny season of musicals in Forest Park continues with "Chicago" runs through July 1. Performance begin at 8:15 p.m. Disney's "Aladdin" opens July 5 and runs through July 13.
The musical "Ain't Misbehavin'" runs through Sunday at the Robert Reim Theatre at the Kirkwood Center.
Disney's "The Jungle Book" opens with 11 a.m. shows on Friday through Sunday at the Skip Viragh Center for the Arts, 425 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
Joel Doty's fantasy play "Dispersion" is offered at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the Tower Grove Abbey Theater, 2336 Tennessee Ave.
Shakespeare's "As You Like It" at Frontier Park in St. Charles at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 1:30 p.m. on Sunday.
At the Pageant, 6161 Delmar, performing this week are Will Downing on Saturday.