This week in Monett: Nick Nixdorf plays at 7 p.m. on Friday at Mocha Jo's, 404 E. Broadway.
On Saturday, the 13th annual Kings Prairie benefit concert will be held at the historic Kings Prairie school, three miles east of Monett, south on Highway Z one mile, then west on Farm Road 2015, across from the New Liberty Church. Music starts at 6 p.m. Acts include Dewayne Bowman's Western swing band, Red Bridge bluegrass and a set of Albert E. Brumley songs by Al Brumley Jr. with Dwayne Friend on the guitar. Food serving starts at 5 p.m.
In Pierce City, Howdy Neighbor Days opens on Aug. 15. Gospel music by Josh Jennings, Bob Alexander and the Whisman family is slated on Aug. 15. For bluegrass night on Aug. 16, performers are Center Creek Sinners, Southern Saints and Brookline Station,
This week in Springfield: The play "Boeing Boeing" is offered at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, and again next weekend at the Springfield Contemporary Theatre, 315 E. Walnut.
The Isesaki Summer Japanese Festival is Friday at the Creamery Arts Center, 411 N Sherman Parkway, beginning at 6 p.m.
The 150th anniversary of the Civil War battle of Wilson's Creek will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday at the national battlefield near Republic.
The second annual Birthplace of Route 66 Festival and Car Show runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday at Park Central Square, with live music through the day.
At the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds, the National Breeder's Cup Foxtrotter Show runs Friday and Saturday. An RK Gun Show runs Saturday and Sunday.
At the Outland Ballroom, 324 South Ave., performing this week are Frayser Boy, the Playmakers, Two Deep, Circle of Success, KY the Midwest Marvel, Yng BAR and Wonup play on Friday; Glass Bottom Boat Rid, Quote the Raven and aMedivm on Saturday; Makeshift Prodigy and the Rouge on Aug. 13; Laura Wilde, Band Minxx and the Return of One Violet Green on Aug. 16.
At the Stained Glass Theater, 1996 W. Evangel in Ozark, "Elijah the Musical," adapted from the cantata by Cam Floria, runs through Aug. 25, with shows at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday and matinees at 2:30 p.m. on Saturdays.
In Branson, the Mark Chapman Band from Pierce City plays at 8 p.m. on Friday at Branson Landing.
This week in northwest Ark.: At the Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, jazz guitarism Vic Juris performs at 8 p.m. on Saturday.
At George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, performing this week are the Belaires, Mississippi Fever, Fauxnz, Send and Return, and Friday Maybe Saturday on Friday; Tool vs. Pantera, Far Beyond Driven, Oplate and BKI with an Alice in Chains tribute on Saturday; Evens Blue on Aug. 14; Kopecky Family Band on Aug. 16.
The 18th annual Artists of Northwest Arkansas Regional Exhibition runs through Aug. 30 at Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main in Springdale.
Final shows for the Rogers Little Theater, 116 S. Second St. in Rogers, presents the second weekend of the musical "Chicago" are 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. on Sunday.
The Multisport Fest, with Spring-distance bicycle races on Friday, a road bike tour and races on Saturday and a foot race on Sunday in Eureka Springs.
This week in Joplin: The Wildcat Glades Conservation Center, south of Joplin, hosts its Shoal Creek Water Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday with many activities for children.
An exhibit by Dutch-born painter Henk Pander runs through Sept. 9 at the Spiva Center for the Arts, Third and Wall.
Joplin Little Theatre's production of "The 25th annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" opens Aug. 15 and runs to Aug. 19 at 3009 W. First St.
In Carthage, the Stone's Throw Theatre opens John Sacksteder's comedy "Saving Grace" on Aug. 16, running through the next two weekends.
At the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, performing this week are Mister Lucky with blues and rock on Friday; Midwestern Playboys and Earl and Them on Saturday.
This week in Miami, Okla.: "Feiffer's People," a revue based on the work of cartoonist Jules Feiffer, runs through Sunday at the Coleman Theatre, 103 N. Main.
At the Buffalo Run Casino, country musician Sammy Kershaw performs at 8 p.m. on Saturday.
This week in Tulsa, Okla.: Sly and the Family Stone perform at 7 p.m. at the River Spirit Casino Event Center, 8330 Riverside Parkway.
Duran Duran plays on Aug. 15 at the Hard Rock Casino, 777 W. Cherokee in Catoosa.
At the BOK Center, country music star Brad Paisley performs with the Band Perry and Easton Corbin at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 16.
County Road 5, Mike Black and the Stingrays and Soul-D Out play Friday and Saturday at the Osage Casino. 951 W. 36th St. N.
At Cain's Ballroom, 423 W. Main, playing this week are Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights plus the Kamals on Friday; the Chris Robinson Brotherhood on Saturday; Brandi Carlile and Andy Hull of Manchester Orchestra on Aug. 15; Love and Theft on Aug. 16.
Rodeos this week include the Professional Bull Riders Tulsa Invitational at the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver, on Friday and Saturday. An open rodeo runs on Friday and Saturday in Wagoner, east of Tulsa.
This week in Kansas City: On Friday, the rock band Train performs at the Starlight Theater in Swope Park at 7:30 p.m. Diamond Rio plays at the Crown Center Square, 2500 Grand Blvd. Otep, Butcher Babies, One Eyed Doll and Sky Seems Red play at the Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania.
On Saturday, Emancipator, Quixotic and the Floozies play at Crossroads, 417 E. 18th St. Six local bands play at the Beaumont Club.
On Sunday, Worth Harley-Davison, 9400 NW Prairie View Rd, hosts the Bosses of Bike Nights, Kyle Elliot and VooDoo Soul, Without Warning, Super Cell and Raildog. Helmet and the Toadies with Ume play at the Beaumont Club.
The Starlight Theater's production of Elton John and Tim Rice's "Aida" has shows at 8 p.m. on Friday, and 2 and 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway.
On Aug. 14, Yanni performs at the Midland Theater, 1228 Main.
On Aug. 16, Il Divo performs at the Starlight Theater in Swope Park.
"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.
This week in Sedalia: The Missouri State Fair continues through Aug. 19. Grandstand shows feature country musicians Justin Moore and Josh Thompson at 7:30 p.m. on Friday; Montgomery Gentry and 38 Special on Saturday; truck and tractor pull on Sunday and Monday; Paul Revere and the Raiders with Gary Lewis and the Playboys at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 14.; country gold with Leroy Van Dyke and the Auctioneers, Rex Allen, Jr., Leona Williams, The Quebe Sisters Band, Narvel Felts, Bobby Bare and Lynn Anderson at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 15; and country musicians Jake Owen and Colt Ford at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 16.
This week in Columbia: The Missouri Paint Horse Show runs Saturday and Sunday at the Boone County Fairgrounds, 5212 N. Oakland Gravel Rd.
The play "Fuddy Meers," a black comedy by David Lindsay-Abaire, opens Aug. 16 and runs for two weekends at the Berlin Theatre, 210 N. Tenth St.
The University of Missouri Faculty All-Stars present an outdoor jazz concert at 7 p.m. on Aug. 16 at the Missouri Theater, 203 S. Ninth St.
This week in St. Louis: The Muny season of musicals in Forest Park concludes with "The King and I," running through Aug. 12.
"The Lion King" runs Aug. 15 to Sept. 2 at the Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand, with no shows on Mondays.
"The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged" runs Friday through Sunday plus more shows next weekend at the Grandel Theatre, west of Grand a block south of Delmar.
Stages St. Louis presents "The Sound of Music" at the Robert Reim Theatre 111 S. Geyer Rd. in Kirkwood, through Aug. 19.
On Saturday, the Chippendales perform at 7 p.m. on the Lumiere Theatre, 999 E. Second St.
|On Aug. 14,||Il Volo, the teen singing sensations, perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Peabody Opera House, 1400 Market St.|
On Aug. 15, Il Divo performs at 8 p.m. at the Peabody Opera House.
On Aug. 16, Sublime with Rome performs at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater.
At the Pageant, 6161 Delmar, performing this week are Mike Birbiglia and Greg Warren perform on Saturday; Meek Mill and Rockie Fresh perform on Aug. 16.