Local Entertainment and Events Oct. 18-25
1. It’s craft fair weekend in northwest Arkansas. These will include the War Eagle Mill Arts and Crafts Fair Friday through Sunday at 11045 War Eagle Rd. in Rogers; War Eagle Fair, Thursday through Sunday at 11037 High Sky Inn Road in Hindsville; the HeART of Rogers Craft Fair Friday and Saturday at 121 W. Poplar and 307 W. Elm; the Frisco Station Mall Arts and Crafts Fair Thursday through Sunday at 100 N. Dixieland Rd. in Rogers; the Spanker Creek Farm Arts and Crafts Fair through Sunday at 8464 W. McNelly Rd. in Bentonville; It’s Fall Y’all Arts and Crafts Fest Thursday through Sunday at the Benton County Fairgrounds in Bentonville; the Bella Vista Arts and Crafts Festival Thursday through Saturday at 1991 Forest Hills Blvd. in Bella Vista; and the Ozark Regional Arts and Crafts Fest through Saturday at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Fayetteville and the Northwest Ark. Convention Center/Holiday Inn, 1550 S. 48th St. in Springdale. Other smaller shows are running as well.
2. For a Halloween season theater experience, try a stage version of “Frankenstein” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25, and more shows through the next two weekends at Springfield Contemporary Theater, 302 E. Pershing. This intimate setting will make the spooky recreation story even more gripping. See who earns more sympathy: the people or the Monster.
3. For a change of pace, try taking in the fifth annual Ozark Mountain Highland Games, running Saturday at the American Legion Post No. 639, 2660 S. Scenic Ave. in Springfield. Activities will include bagpipe playing, hurling stones shot put style, swinging iron hammers for distance, a high jump holding weights and the caber throw tossing logs. Clan gatherings, ethnic food and cultural items will be offered by vendors.
SPRINGFIELD: The MSU Chorus and Women’s Chorus with the Girls Choir of Springfield performs at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts.
Modest Mouse performs at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Abou Ben Ahem Shrine Mosque, 601 E. St. Louis.
Musicians Jake Owen, David Lee Murphy and Morgan Wallen perform at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the J.Q. Hammons Arena at MSU.
The MSU Chorale gives a concert at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Ellis Hall, north of Grand off National.
The Kings Way Pipes and Horns offer a concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday at King’s Way United Methodist Church, 2401 S. Lone Pine Ave.
The Missouri Jazz Orchestra plays at 7 p.m. on Oct. 23 at Krave Seafood, 1614 S. Glenstone.
Evangel University Jazz Orchestra performs at 8 p.m. Thursday at Barnett Recital Hall. The Evangel University talent show with the EU Jazz Orchestra is offered at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at Spence Chapel. Instrumental ensembles play at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 22 at Barnett Recital Hall.
REEDS SPRING: Singer/songwriter John Elliott performs at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Rock House, 41 High St.
BRANSON: Country music stars Pam Tillis and Lorrie Morgan perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Andy Williams Performing Arts Center.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.: This week at George’s Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson, performers include Ray Wylie Hubbard on Thursday, Flatland Cavalry and Wynn Williams on Friday, Rainbow Kitten Surprise on Saturday, Tauk on Sunday, Cherub on Oct. 22 and 23, Shotgun Rider on Oct. 24 and Black Lillies on Oct. 25.
At the University of Arkansas’ Fine Arts Center, 340 N. Garland, world famous tuba player Øystein Baadsvik plays at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday.
At the University of Arkansas's Faulkner Performing Arts Center, 453 N. Garland, the UA Inspirational Chorale plays at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday. The Schola Cantorum performs at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 23.
Becky Adams and Dawson Hollow perform at 8 p.m on Oct. 24 at Stage 18, 18 E. Center St.
FORT SMITH, Ark.: The Fort Smith Symphony plays “mash-ups” of Mahler, Mozart and Beethoven with the trio Time for Three, plus Wagner’s “Ride of the Valkyries,” Smetana’s “Moldau” and Verdi’s overture to “Nabucco” at 7:30 p.m Saturday at the ArcBest Performing Arts Center, 55 S. Seventh St.
JOPLIN: The Pro Musica concert series continues with the Aeolus String Quartet playing at 7 p.m. on Oct. 25 at the First Community Church, 2007 E. 15th St.
The Missouri Southern State University Southern Wind Ensemble plays at 7:30 p.m. in Taylor Performing Arts Center at the MSSU campus.
At the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, the Bellamy Brothers play at 8 p.m. in the Pavilion. In the other performance venue, the Weekend All Stars play on Friday. Brandon Butler Band plays at 9:30 p.m. Saturday.
MIAMI, Okla.: Country musician Koe Wetzel plays at 8 p.m. Friday at the Buffalo Run Casino.
TULSA, Okla.: Country musician Jamey Johnson plays at 8 p.m. on Thursday at the Hard Rock Casino in Catoosa.
Paula Abdul performs at 8 p.m. on Thursday at the River Spirit Events Center, 8330 Riverside Parkway.
At the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver, Ozuna performs at 8 p.m. on Friday. 4U presents an authorized symphonic celebration of Prince at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.
At Cain’s Ballroom, 423 N. Main, Ray Wylie Hubbard and Travis Linville play on Friday. GWAR and Hatebreed plus Miss May I and Ringworm play on Oct. 24. The Lacs and Infamous play on Oct. 25.
At the Brady Theater, 105 N. Brady, Blue October plays at 8 p.m. on Friday. the Alan Parsons Project plays at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.
PITTSBURG, Kan.: At Pittsburg State University’s McCray Hall, 205 E. Lindburg, the Vivaldi Chamber Orchestra from Honduras plays at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 22. The Aldorada Wind Quintet from Chile plays at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 23.
NEVADA: Twins Ty and Trey, performing as the Icarus Account, give a concert at 8 p.m. on Saturday in the Raney Dining Room at Cottey College.
KANSAS CITY: At the Sprint Center,1407 Grand Blvd., Fleetwood Mac plays at 8 p.m. on Thursday. Erykah Badu, CeeLo and Goodie Mob play at 8 p.m. Friday.
At the Midland Theater, 1228 Main, Kansas plays at 7:30 p.m. on Friday. The 4U tribute to Prince and the KC Prince Orchestra plays at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday.
At the Folly Theater, 300 W. 12th St., the KC Conservatory of Music Wind bands play at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
The vocal ensemble Chanticleer performs at 7 p.m. on Oct. 24 at the Kauffman Center, 1601 Broadway.
The KC Symphony and vocalist Patti Austin give a concert of Gershwin music at 7 p.m. Oct. 25, with more performances next weekend.
Seven Lions, Mitis and Jason Ross perform at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway.
The KC Conservatory of Music Chamber Orchestra plays Haydn's Symphony No. 88 and Brahms' Serenade No. 1 at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at the Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry.
The KC Conservatory of Music Choirs perform contemporary works at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday a the Atonement Lutheran Church, 9948 Metcalf Ave. in Overland Park.
The KC Conservatory of Music Singers and University Singers offer their fall concert at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 25 at Old Mission United Methodist Church, 5519 State Park Rd. in Fairway, Kan.
Whisky Shivers, Split Lip Rayfield, Del Suelo and the Mighty Pines play at 7 p.m. on Friday at Crossroads KC at Grinders, 147 E. 18th St.
COLUMBIA: The Yonder Mountain String Band and Lonesome Days perform at 8 p.m. on Sunday at the Blue Note, 17 N. Ninth St. oomful of Teeth, an eight-voice vocal ensemble, expands singing techniques and offers new works at 7 p.m. on Oct. 23 at the Missouri Theatre, 203 S. Ninth St.
ST. LOUIS: At the Steifel Theater, 1400 Market, Je'Caryous Johnson and Snoop Dogg present “Redemption of a Dogg” at 8 p.m. Friday. Alice Cooper performs at 8 p.m. Saturday. KIDZ Bop Live plays at 4 p.m. Sunday.
At the Enterprise Center, 1401 Clark Ave., Twenty One Pilots, AWOLNation and Max Frost perform at 8 p.m. Friday. Fleetwood Mac performs at 8 p.m. on Saturday.
Country musicians Jake Owen, David Lee Murphy and Morgan Wallen perform at 7 p.m. on Friday at the Chaifetz Arena, Market and Lindell.
The St. Louis Symphony plays Beethoven's Triple Concerto and extended excerpts from Wagner's “Ring” at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at Powell Hall, Delmar and Grand.
At the Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Ave., a show of selections from shows at the Muny is offered at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday. Jazz pianist Jon Baptiste plays at 8 p.m. on Saturday. The Melvin Turnage Band plays at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 23. Operatic soprano Julia Bullock gives a recital at 8 p.m. on Oct. 24. A tribute concert to Luther Vandross and Chaka Khan featuring vocalist Denise Thimes is offered as a fundraiser at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 25.
At the University of Missouri-St. Louis's Touhill Performing Arts Center, world renowned cellist Dennis Parker gives a concert of music by Brahms, Foss and Marx at 3 p.m. Sunday.
Pianist Alla Voskoboynikova, cellist Bjorn Ranheim and soprano Christine Brewer offer a chamber music concert at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23.
The Queen's Six vocal ensemble gives a concert at 8 p.m. on Saturday at the St. Louis Basilica, 4431 Lindell Blvd.
Country musicians the Oak Ridge Boys, Tanya Tucker and the Gatlin Brothers perform at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Family Arena, St. Charles.
At the Pageant, 6166 Delmar, playing this week are Billy Gibbons, Matt Sorum, Austin Hanks and Benton Blount on Thursday; Rainbow Kitten Surprise and Caroline Rose on Friday; Iliza Shlesinger on Saturday; plus the Struts, White Reaper and Spirit Animal on Oct. 23.
At Delmar Hall, 6133 Delmar, Russian Circles and Photocrime play on Thursday. Seven Lions, MitiS and Jason Ross play on Friday. Soja, Collie Buddz and Xiuhtezcatl perform on Sunday. Reckless Kelly plays Oct. 24.
Roomful of Teeth performs at 7 p.m. on Sunday at the 560 Music Center, 560 Trinity Ave.
At the Fox Theater, 527 N. Grand, Gladys Knight and Peabo Bryson perform at 8 p.m. on Friday. The band Kansas plays at 8 p.m. on Saturday.
SPRINGFIELD: A musical version of the film “Amélie” is offered at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25, with more shows through next weekend at Missouri State University’s Craig Hall, off Grand west of National.
Springfield Little Theatre presents a stage version of Hitchcock’s “The 39 Steps” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 and more shows next weekend at the Landers Theater, 311 E. Walnut.
OZARK: Stained Glass Theater presents a stage version of “Narnia,” based on “The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe” by C.S. Lewis, runs through Saturday at 1996 W. Evangel.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.: At the Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson, the Broadway show the Illusionists performs at 7 p.m. on Thursday. “Take Me to the River: New Orleans,” a stage version presenting New Orleans as a music cradle, is offered at 7 p.m. Sunday. Andrew Lloyd Weber’s treatment of the film “School of Rock” is presented at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 and 24, and 1:30 and 7 p.m. Oct. 25, with more shows through next weekend.
Theatre Squared presents Dominique Morisseau’s play “The Skeleton Crew” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday 2 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23-25, with more shows through Nov. 4 in the Nadine Baum Studios, 505 W. Spring St.
“A Confederate Widow in Hell,” written and starring Willi Carlisle Goehring and Joseph Fletcher, is presented at 8 p.m. on Friday through Sunday at Stage 18, 18 E. Center St.
TULSA, Okla.: At the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 S. Second St., Rossini’s opera “The Barber of Seville” is presented by Tulsa Opera at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Chapman Music Hall. The male dance troupe Ten Hairy Legs performs at 8 p.m. on Saturday in the John H. Williams Theatre. Tulsa Ballet presents “Dracula” at 7 p.m. on Oct. 25 with more shows through next weekend in the Chapman Music Hall.
The live tour of “World of Dance” performs at 8 p.m. on Oct. 24 at the Brady Theater.
Tulsa University presents the musical “Man of La Mancha” at 8 p.m. on Thursday through Saturday, and Oct. 25 through next weekend at Kendall Hall, 601 S. College Ave.
BROKEN ARROW, Okla.: Broken Arrow Community Theater presents Del Shore’s comic play “Daddy’s Dyin’, Who’s Got the Will?” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at 1800 S. Main.
PITTSBURG, Kan.: The musical “Cabaret” is presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts, 1711 S. Homer.
KANSAS CITY: Kansas City Ballet's new version of “The Wizard of Oz” with original music is presented at 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Kauffman Center.
The UMKC dance division presents a concert of ensembles including excerpts from “Les Sylphides” and Stravinsky's “A Soldier's Tale” at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 25 at the Olson Performing Arts Center.
Final performances of Kevin Willmott's play “Becoming Martin,” about Martin Luther King Jr., run through Sunday at the Coterie Theater at Grand Center, Grand Blvd. and Pershing Road.
A stage version of Steinbeck's “Of Mice and Men” opens Friday at the Copaken Stage, Walnut and 13th Street downtown, running through Nov. 17.
Lynn Nottage's play “Sweat” runs through Nov. 11 at the Unicorn Theater, 3828 Main.
The revue “Broadway and All That Jazz: Songbook of the 20s and 30s” runs through Oct. 28 at the Quality Hill Playhouse, 303 W. Tenth St.
Muslim American hip-hop dancer Amirah Sackett performs at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 24 at the University of Kansas’ Lied Center in Lawrence.
COLUMBIA: Sondheim's “Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street” is presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday by Talking Horse Productions, 210 St. James St., with more shows next weekend.
MU Theater presents Jason Robert Brown's “Songs for a New World” at 7:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday in Studio 4, 672 Hitt St.
ROLLA: Naomi Iizuka's play “Anon(ymous)” is presented by the S&T Miner League Theatre Players at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Leach Theatre, 400 W. Tenth St.
ST. LOUIS: The dance troupe Roots and Rhythm gives “A Tribute to Jazz” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Grandel Theater, Grand and Grandel Place, across from Powell Hall.
The Capitol Steps comedy troupe performs at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Sheldon Theater.
A stage version of “Disney's The Little Mermaid” is offered at 7 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Friday, 1:30 and 7 p.m. on Saturday and 1:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Touhill Performing Arts Center at the University of Missouri St. Louis.
Richard O'Brien's stage play “The Rocky Horror Show” is offered Friday through Sunday and again next weekend at the Edison theater at Washington University.
Repertory Theater presents Lucas Hnath's “A Doll's House Part 2,” a sequel to the Ibsen play, through Nov. 4. Joshua Harmon's “Admissions” opens this week and runs through Nov. 11, both at the Loretto Hilton Center at Webster University in Webster Groves.
Stray Dog Theater presents “Evil Dead: the Musical” through next weekend at the Tower Grove Abbey, 2336 Tennessee Ave.
The Naked Magicians perform Friday through Sunday at the Westport Plaza Playhouse, I-270 at Paige.
Lauren Gunderson’s play “Silent Sky” runs at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday through Nov. 4 at the Kranzberg Arts Center, 501 N. Grand.
A parody of Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Pirates of Penzance,” “The Zombies of Penzance,” runs at 8 p.m. on Thursday through Saturday at the New Line Theater, 3310 Samuel Shepard Dr.
SPRINGFIELD: The Friends of the Library Book Sale runs through Sunday at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds E*Plex.
The “Get Dusted” Halloween party, with music by Death By A Drag Queen, Brooke Candy and the Get Dusted Squad, is offered at 8 p.m. on Saturday at the Complex, 307 Park Central East.
The fourth annual Red Shoe Gala, a Ronald McDonald House fundraiser featuring Broadway star Traci Thomskicks and Jake Simpson, runs at 6 p.m. on Friday at the White River Conference Center, 600 W. Sunshine.
SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark.: The Ford Airplane Event runs 2 to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday at Carter Field at the Rogers Executive Airport.
EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark.: Eagle Watch Weekend is offer Friday through Sunday at Starkey Marina Park, 4024 Mundell Rd. on Beaver Lake, with boat departures at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
The Mad Hatter Psychedelic Ball is offered at 7 p.m. on Friday at the Crescent Hotel, with a dinner option at 6 p.m. and live music by the Crescent City Combo.
The annual Minis in the Ozarks rally for mini-vehicles opens Oct. 25 and runs through next Saturday with the main gathering point at 207 W. Van Buren.
TULSA, Okla.: The U.S. National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show runs Friday through next weekend at Expo Square, 4145 E. 21st St.
ST. LOUIS: Storyteller and author Joey Graceffa gives a show at 7 p.m. on Saturday at Delmar Hall.
SPRINGFIELD: The sixth annual Ozarks Bacon Fest, “a tribute to bacon, bourbon and beer,” runs Saturday at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.
The Rutledge-Wilson Farm offers its Harvest Fest Saturday and Sunday, continuing weekends through Oct. 28 at 3825 W. Farm Road 146.
ROGERSVILLE: The Dragonfest Renaissance Faire runs 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Springfield Riding Club, 5964 S. Highway NN.
BRANSON: The Silver Dollar City National Crafts and Cowboy Festival runs through Oct. 27 except on Mondays and Tuesdays.
The Still Water Resort Harvest Festival with inflatables, local beer, pumpkin chucking, pumpkin bowling and hay rides is offered Sunday at 21 Stillwater Trail.
EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark.: Oktoberfest runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday downtown on Center Street, hosted by the Rotary Club.
CARTHAGE: The 52nd annual Maple Leaf Festival continues with the 38th annual Maple Leaf Car Show Friday and Saturday. The Three Minutes of Fame Lip Sync Competition runs at 7 p.m. on Thursday. the third annual bake sale and pie contest is at 10 a.m. Friday. A Dodgeball tournament is at 7 p.m. Friday at 400 S. Maple. The 38th annual car show runs at 8 a.m. on Saturday at the CRM Complex, Fairview and Grand. The Model Train Show and Swap Meet runs 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Fairview Christian Church, 2320 S. Grand Ave. The 52nd annual Maple Leaf Parade starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday in the square. The 53rd annual Marching Band Festival runs from 1 to 10 p.m. at David Huffier Stadium, 2700 S. River. A tractor show will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at Central Park, 714 S. Garrison.
TULSA, Okla.: The Linde Oktoberfest runs Thursday through Sunday at River West Festival Park, 2100 S. Jackson Ave.
MUSKOGEE, Okla.: The people who present the Oklahoma Renaissance Fair offer a Halloween Festival Fridays and Saturdays, starting at 5:30 p.m., through Oct. 27 at the Castle of Muskogee.
CLAREMORE, Okla.: Pumpkin Festival runs through Nov. 3 at Shepherd’s Cross, 16792 E. 450 Road, on Scenic Route 66.