This week in Springfield: The Ozark Empire Fair opens Friday and runs through Aug. 4. Grandstand shows include Glen Campbell at 7:30 p.m. Friday; "What a Band" showdown at 5 p.m. Saturday; Dierks Bentley at 7:30 p.m. Sunday; gospel night with Brenda McClintock and the Trinity Trio at 7:30 p.m. on July 30; bluegrass with the Chapmans and the Cleverlys at 7:30 p.m. on July 31; racing at 7 p.m. on Aug. 1 and bull rides at 7 p.m. on Aug. 2.
The Flow Blue china international collector's club 26th annual convention is 10 a.m. Sunday at the ballroom of University Plaza Hotel, 333 S. Hammons Parkway.
A stage version of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" is presented at 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday by Springfield Little Theater at the Landers, 311 E. Walnut.
Kenny Loggins performs at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 2 at the John Q. Hammons Arena on the Missouri State University campus.
At the Outland Ballroom, 324 South Ave., performing this week are Glass Bottom Boat Ride, Playmakers, Subject to Loss and State of Mizzery on Friday; Hessian Crucible, the Ninth Circle, Knife Death and Tip Your Gravetender on Saturday; Ominous Conception, Micawber, Roman Ring and TNCIH on Aug. 2.
This week in northwest Ark.: This week at the Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, jazz artist Dr. James Greeson performs at 8 p.m. on Saturday.
At George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, performing this week are R.J. Mistro and Steve Pryor on Friday; Boom/Kinetic on Saturday;
The 18th annual Artists of Northwest Arkansas Regional Exhibition opens Aug. 2 and runs through Aug. 30 at Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main in Springdale.
At the Crystal Bridges Art Museum, 600 Museum Way in Bentonville, exhibits on the Hudson River landscape school runs through Sept. 3, "Thomas Cole and the Narrative Landscape" runs through Aug. 13; a showing of one of 25 original copies of the Declaration Independence continues through Sept. 17.
The Rogers Little Theater, 116 S. Second St. in Rogers, presents the musical "Chicago" at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. on Sunday, and for the next two weekends, beginning Aug. 2.
The Intrigue Theater continues its season of shows with an illusionist and a medium through at the Auditorium, 36 Main St. in Eureka Springs. Shows are Friday through Sunday at 8 p.m. through Aug. 11.
This week in Joplin: At the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, performing on Friday and Saturday will be Nashville artist Bobby Marquez playing Texas country.
In Webb City, a patriotic concert featuring the Missouri Southern University Choral Society will be offered at 3 p.m. on Sunday at the First Baptist Church, Broadway and Roane St.
This week in Miami, Okla.: At the Buffalo Run Casino, country artist Joe Diffie plays at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Peoria Showplace.
In Grove, the Grove Playmakers present "Acts of God" through Aug. 3 in the Playmakers Theatre, 121 W. Third St.
This week in Tulsa, Okla.: The 60th annual Tulsa Powwow runs Friday through Sunday at the SpiritBank Events Center, 115th and Memorial.
Country musicians Leroy Van Dyke, Jim Ed Brown, Helen Cornelius, Jana Jae and Bobby Bare perform at 7 p.m. on Friday at the River Spirit Event Center, 8330 Riverside Parkway.
At the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 S. Second St., "1964," the Beatles tribute concert, is presented at 8 p.m. on Friday in the Chapman Music Hall.
At the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver, the Wiggles perform at 6:30 p.m. on Friday.
At Cain's Ballroom, 423 W. Main, playing this week are Adley Stump and Jeffrey East on Friday and the Tulsa Playboys with Western swing music on Aug. 2.
An R.K. Gun and Knife Show will be held Saturday and Sunday at ExpoSquare, 4145 E. 21st St.
Rock star Seal performs with Macy Gray on Aug. 1 at the Brady Theater, 105 W. Brady.
Rodeos this week include the June Noble Memorial Rodeo on July 30 in Yale, west of Tulsa.
This week in Kansas City: The seventh annual Kansas City Fringe Festival runs through Sunday in 17 venues around the city, including downtown, with theater, dance and performance art.
On Friday, Big Time Rush performs at 7 p.m. at the Sprint Center, 1407 Grand Blvd. Perpetual Change plays at the Power and Light District, 60 E. 13th St. Liverpool, the Beatles tribute band, plays in Frontier Park, 15501 Indian Creek Parkway in Olathe.
On Saturday, Lee Greenwood, Spirit Ride and Four Fried Chickens and a Coke perform at the National World War I Museum, 100 W. 26th St. in Liberty. The Kansas City Roller Warriors perform at 7 p.m. at the Municipal Auditorium, 13th and Central. The Ben Miller Band plays at Trouser Mouse, 625 NW Mock Ave. in Blue Springs. The Kansas City Conservatory of Music offers a Summerfest chamber music concert at 7 p.m. at the Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry. Music by Boccherini, Piazzolla and Brahms is scheduled.
Cathy Rigby's production of "Peter Pan" runs through Sunday with shows at 8 p.m. at the Starlight Theater in Swope Park.
On July 31, Macy Gray performs at the VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino. Trapt, Waiting for Signal and In the Shadow perform at the Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway.
"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.
This week in Columbia: The Boone County Fair runs through Saturday at 5212 N. Oakland Gravel Rd.
The Columbia Entertainment Company's production of "Fame: the Musical" runs through Sunday at 1800 Nelwood Dr.
The Mizzou Summer Rep's production of Sondheim's "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" concludes on Friday at the Rhynsburger Theater on the University of Missouri campus. The final performance of Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest" is Saturday.
This week in St. Louis: The Muny season of musicals in Forest Park continues with "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" runs through Sunday. Performance begin at 8:15 p.m. A new version of Gilbert and Sullivan's "Pirates of Penzance" opens July 30 and runs to Aug. 5.
St. Louis Shakespeare season opens with "Coriolanus" on Friday, running through Sunday at the Grandel Theatre in Grand Center, west of Grand and south of Delmar.
Stages St. Louis presents "The Sound of Music" at the Robert Reim Theatre 111 S. Geyer Rd. in Kirkwood, opening Friday and running through Aug. 19.
On Friday, country music bands Rascal Flatts and Little Big Town perform at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre. The St. Louis Tap Dance Festival is offered at 7 p.m. at the Touhill Performing Arts Center on the University of Missouri campus. Song stylist Della Reese performs at 8 p.m. at the Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Ave. Comedian Steve Harvey performs at 8 p.m. at the Chaifetz Arena at Lindell and Market.
On Sunday, Train performs at 7 p.m. at the Peabody Opera House, 1400 Market St.
On July 31, Seal performs with Macy Gray at 8 p.m. at the Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand. Nicki Minaj performs at 7:30 p.m. at the Peabody Opera House. The St. Louis Caledonia Drum and Pipe Band, the Show-Me Sound FOCUS Drumline, the Katherine Dunham Youth, the Semedéy Brothers perform a percussion show at 7 p.m. at the Sheldon Concert Hall.
On Aug. 1, the Zac Brown Band plays at the Verizon Amphitheatre.
On Aug. 2, Crosby, Stills and Nash play at 7:30 p.m. at the Fox Theatre.
At the Pageant, 6161 Delmar, performing this week are Living Things, Volcanoes and Bruiser Queen on Saturday.