This week in Monett: At Mocha Jo's, 404 E. Broadway, Nick Nixdorf performs at 6 p.m. on Friday.
This week in Springfield: Missouri State University's Tent Theatre season continues with "Forty-Second Street" through July 20. Shows are at 8 p.m. on the lawn behind Craig Hall, near Grand and National.
Final performances of Springfield Contemporary Theatre's production of the musical "1776" are at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the Vandivort Center Theatre, 305 E. Walnut, fourth floor.
The Ball of the Wild fundraising dance for Dickerson Park Zoo will be held by Cirque de Parti at 6 p.m. on Friday at the O'Reilly Family Center on the Drury University campus.
The Missouri State Bodybuilding Championships will be held Saturday at Remington's, 1655 W. Republic Rd., with pre-judging at 11 a.m. and finals at 7 p.m.
Singer songwriter James Taylor performs at 8 p.m. on July 17 at the John Q. Hammons Arena on the Missouri State University campus.
Touch People, a unique music ensemble, performs at 9 p.m. on July 18 at 416 W. Commercial.
The Mid-America Trotter Show runs Friday and Saturday at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.
National KidsFest runs through July 22 at Silver Dollar City in Branson.
At the Outland Ballroom, 324 South Ave., performing this week are Revengeance, Barium Alive, Fraught with Peril and Death May Die on Friday.
This week in northwest Ark.: Opera in the Ozarks concludes 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 20; Mozart's "Magic Flute" on July 18; Sondheim's "A Little Night Music" on July 19; and a night of famous opera scenes on July 17. "Magic Flute" 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.
At George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, performing this week are Chris Cameron, Michelle McBridge, Swimming Teenagers, Bear Colony, Fauxnx and the Poggs on Friday; Mountain Sprout on Saturday; Jeff Kearney and friends on July 20; and Embers of Brave, Ashlyn Methany and Zachary Howell on July 21.
A Beach Bingo Bash is offered at 6 p.m. on Friday at the University of Arkansas Bowl on Dickson Street in Fayetteville. Live music and dancing is included.
Final performances of the musical "The Drowsy Chaperone" are at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. on Sunday at Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main in Springdale.
The Intrigue Theater opens its season of shows with an illusionist and a medium on July 19 through Aug. 11 at the Auditorium, 36 Main St. in Eureka Springs.
This week in Joplin: The band Chicago performs at 8 p.m. on July 19 at the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin.
The second annual Running of the Bulls featuring the Mokan Roller Derby team will be held at 8 p.m. on July 19.
Carver Day is Saturday at the George Washington Carver National Monument near Diamond. Activities will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be exhibitors, live music, storytelling, guided tours of the national park, activities for children and concessions. Entertainers include storyteller Bobby Norfolk, jazz and folk guitarist Lem Sheppard and the five-man vocal ensemble Sensational Wonders.
This week in Miami, Okla.: At Buffalo Run Casino, the band Drowning Pool with James Durbin perform at 8 p.m. on July 19.
This week in Tulsa, Okla.: At the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. Second St., "Born: Being or Nothingness" combines video, dance and original music about a man refinding his identity is presented at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday in the Kiddy Doenges Theatre. A revue of Irving Berlin music by singer/actress Janet Rutland is offered in "What'll I Do?" at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday in the Robert LaFortune Studio. Scenes from seven Broadway shows are offered in the "Kindred Spirits Showcase" at 8 p.m. on Saturday in the Charles Norman Theatre. The Appassionata Duo, playing violin and harp versions of classical and pop selections, offer a concert at 4 p.m. on Sunday in the LaFortune Studio. The violin, harp and bass trio Vintage Wildflowers performs at 7:30 p.m. on July 19 in the LaFortune Studio. Three short plays by Ethan Coen of the Coen brothers filmmaking team are presented in "Almost an Evening" on July 19-22 at 8 p.m. in the Charles Norman Theatre.
Donald Fagan, Michael McDonald and Boz Skaggs bring their Dukes of September concert to the Brady Theater on Friday, 105 W. Brady.
The 15th annual Woody Guthrie Festival runs through Sunday in Okemah, southwest of Tulsa. Music begins at 11 a.m. daily with an evening concert at 7:30 p.m. Evening performers on Friday are John Fullbright, John McCutcheon, Joel Rafael and Jimmy Lafave. Saturday evening performers are Terry Hendrix and Lloyd Maines, Ellis Paul, Melanie Safka and Judy Collins. The Sunday show is selections by many of the performers at noon at the Crystal Theatre.
At the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver, the male quartet Big Time Rush performs at 7 p.m. on Sunday. James Taylor performs at 8 p.m. on July 18.
At Cain's Ballroom, 423 W. Main, playing this week are Slightly Stoopid and the Aggrolites on Saturday; plus Indigo Girls and the Shadowboxers on Sunday.
At Expo Square, 4145 E. 21st St., the national Appaloosa Horse Show runs through July 21 in the livestock complex.
On July 19, comedian Bill Cosby performs at the Hard Rock Casino, 777 W. Cherokee, in Catoosa.
Rodeos this week are the International Round-Up Clubs Cavalcade on July 16-22 at Pawhuska, west of Bartlesville.
This week in Kansas City: On Friday, Brandi Carlile plays at 8 p.m. at the Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway. Buckcherry plays in the Power and Light District, 60 E. 13th St.
On Saturday, OAR plays at Crossroads, 417 E. 18th St. Reel Big Fish, Big D and the Kids Table, Suburban Legends and the Maxies play at the Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania. The Kansas City Conservatory of Music's Summerfest Chamber Music continues with a concert at 7 p.m. in the Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry St. Music is offered by Rameau, Martinu, Farkas and Dohnanyi.
On Sunday, Ledisi and Eric Benet perform at the Midland Theater, 1228 Main.
At the Starlight Theater in Swope Park, "Memphis: the Musical" runs through Sunday with shows at 8 p.m.
On July 17, Fiona Apple performs at the Midland Theater. Tedeschi Trucks play at the Uptown Theater.
On July 18, Kaskade, Alvin Rick and Farecha play at the Uptown Theater. Sevendust plays at the VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino.
On July 19, Josh Ritter plays at Crossroads. The Indigo Girls play at the VooDoo Lounge.
"Bingo: the Musical" runs through Aug. 19 at the American Heartland Theatre at Crown Center, 2450 Grand Blvd. Weekday shows are at 7:30 p.m., none on Mondays, with Friday shows at 8 p.m., Saturday shows at 2 and 8 p.m. and Sunday shows at 2 p.m.
"The Wiz" runs through Aug. 7 the Coterie Theater in Crown Center. 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.
"Back on Base," a cabaret of eight performances by vocalist Molly Hammer and ensemble is offered July 12-22 at the Quality Hill Playhouse, 303 W. 10th St.
This week in Columbia: Sondheim's "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" by Mizzou Summer Rep Friday through Sunday and again next weekend at the Rhynsburger Theater on the University of Missouri campus. Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest" opens Friday with performances through Sunday and for the next two weekends.
The Missouri Symphony presents dance music by Weber and Ravel plus the Violin Concerto by Sibelius with soloist Irina Muresanu at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday in the Missouri Theatre, 203 S. Ninth St.
The Indigo Girls perform at 8 p.m. on July 17 at 17 N. Ninth St.
This week in St. Louis:
On Saturday, Fiona Apple performs at the Peabody Opera House, 1400 Market. El Monstero plays at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. Michael Franti and Spearhead perform at 8 p.m. at the Soldier's Memorial, 1315 Market St. downtown. The Tedeschi Trucks Band plays at 8 p.m. at the Touhill Performing Arts Center on the University of Missouri campus.
On Sunday, a tour with Frankie Beverly, Patti Labelle, the O'Jays, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds and Tank performs at 6 p.m. at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater.
The Muny season of musicals in Forest Park continues with Disney's "Aladdin" on Friday. "Dreamgirls' opens July 16 and runs through July 22. Performance begin at 8:15 p.m.
On July 17, folk musician Monica Casey performs at 7:30 p.m. at the Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd.
On July 19, the band OAR performs at 8 p.m. at the Fox Theater, 527 N. Grand.
At the Pageant, 6161 Delmar, performing this week are Ledisi and Eric Benet on Friday; Ingrid Michaelson and Greg Laswell on July 16; and Dirty Projectors and Wye Oak on July 17.