Local Entertainment and Events June 21-28

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

TOP PICKS

1. Wilson's Creek National Battlefield near Republic will hold an anniversary celebration of the Civil War battle with re-enactors from the Federal side on Saturday and Sunday. Infantry musket drill and firing demonstrations are set for noon and 2 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday at Stop 5. Cannon drill and firing is offered at 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday and noon and 2 p.m. Sunday.

2. Opera in the Ozarks opens its 2018 season of live full cast, fully staged performances at the Inspiration Point Pavilion on Highway 62, west of Eureka Springs. Offerings this week include Strauss's "Die Fledermaus" on Friday and June 28, Rossini's "Barber of Seville" on Saturday and June 28, and Douglas Moore's "Ballad of Baby Doe" on June 26. All shows are at 7:30 p.m., with a pre-curtain talk at 7 p.m.

3. Classical musicians traveling to Fayetteville, Ark., for the Artosphere Festival conclude their trip with a concert at 8 p.m. on Saturday at the Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson. The Artosphere Orchestra plays American music, with Bernstein's "Candide" overture and "West Side Story" dances, Jennifer Higdon's Violin Concerto and John Adams' "Short Ride in a Fast Machine."

CONCERTS

SPRINGFIELD: At the Complex, 307 Park Central East, the band Twisted Insane plays at 7 p.m. on Friday. Demun Joes plays at 7 p.m. on Saturday.

The summer concert series at the Nathaneal Greene Park/Botanical Garden, 2400 S. Scenic, concludes with Izabel Crane at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Bill Haymes at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Peace Through People Pavilion.

ROGERS, Ark.: At the Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion, 5079 W. Northgate Rd., Chris Stapleton performs at 7 p.m. on Friday. Kesha and Macklemore perform together at 7 p.m. on June 25 Chicago and REO Speedwagon play at 7:30 p.m. on June 26

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.: Song stylist Diana Krall performs at 7 p.m. on June 28 at the Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson.

At George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson, performing this week are Welles on Thursday.

EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark.: Jettway Performance music school offers cover songs of contemporary country, rock music and more in a concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at the Auditorium, 36 S. Main.

TULSA, Okla.: Yanni performs at 8 p.m. on Saturday at the Hard Rock Casino in Catoosa.

Darius Rucker performs at 8 p.m. on Thursday at the River Spirit Casino Events Center, 8660 Riverside Parkway.

At the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 S. Second St., song stylist Cynthia Simmons presents a concert of romantic songs at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday in the Charles Norman Theatre. Diana Krall performs at 8 p.m. June 27 in the Chapman Music Hall.

At the Brady Theater, 105 W. Brady, Chris D'Elia performs at 8 p.m. on Thursday. Awolnation, Judah and the Lion plus AJR play at 7:30 p.m. on June 28.

This week at Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, performing are Cody Jinks at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, wellRed at 6 p.m. on Friday, the Front Bottoms at 8 p.m. on June 26 and Shakey Graves at 8 p.m. on June 28.

The second annual Michael Jackson Tribute will be offered at 5 p.m. on Sunday at the Vanguard, 222 N. Main.

KANSAS CITY: The Kansas City Symphony closes its season with Bernstein's "Age of Anxiety" Symphony No. 2 and Berlioz's "Symphonie fantastique" at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Kauffman Center, 1601 Broadway.

At the Starlight Theater in Swope Park, Lucina Williams, Steve Earle and Dwight Yoakum perform at 7 p.m. on Thursday. Chicago and REO Speedwagon play at 7:30 p.m. on June 27.

At the Midland Theater, 1228 Main, Boyz II Men perform at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday. Legado 7, El De La Guitarra, Arsenal Effective, Hijos De Garcia play at 8 p.m. on Friday.

The Hot Country Nights concert series returns to the Power and Light District, 13th and Walnut, with Midland performing at 8 p.m. on Thursday. Fuel and Soul Asylum play at 8 p.m. on Friday. Oh Wonder plays at 8 p.m. on Saturday.

Jacquees and Dreezy perform at 8 p.m. on Friday at the VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino.

ST. LOUIS: At the Hollywood Casino Amphitheater in Marysville, Chicago and REO Speedwagon play at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Country music star Billy Currington, Jordan Davis and the Wild Feathers plays at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Chesterfield Amphitheater.

At the Peabody Opera House, 1400 Market, Brandi Carlile, Shovels and Rope and the Secret Sisters play at 7 p.m. on Friday. Jackson Browne plays at 7:30 p.m. on June 25. Lea Michele and Darren Criss performs at 7:30 p.m. on Jun 27.

Singer/songwriter Amos Lee performs with the St. Louis Symphony at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.

At the Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd., the Stylistics play at 8:15 p.m. on Friday. The Chi-Lites performs at 9 p.m. on Saturday. Dominic Cheli performs at 7 p.m. on June 27. Melissa Etheridge performs at 8 p.m. on June 28.

Pakistani singer Rahat Fetch Ali Khan performs at 8 p.m. on Friday at the Touhill Performing Arts Center at the University of Missouri-St. Louis

At the Fox Theater, 527 N. Grand, Yanni performs at 7 p.m. on Sunday. Neil Young plays at 8 p.m. on June 28.

This week at the Pageant, 6161 Delmar, Ashanti plays at 8 p.m. on Saturday. Awolnation, Lovely the Band and Irontom play at 8 p.m. on June 27.

This week at Delmar Hall, 6133 Delmar Blvd., Hop Along and Ratboys play on Friday. Sir Sly and In The Valley Below play at 8 p.m. on Saturday. Helmet plays at 8 p.m. on June 28.

THEATER

MONETT: Mt. Vernon Community Theatre presents the melodrama "La Rue's Return of How's a Bayou" at 7 p.m. on Friday at the Monett Museum, 418 E. Broadway.

SPRINGFIELD: Final performances of Missouri State University Tent Theater's opening show, the 1950s-style musical "Cry-Baby," a tale of teen romance in the dawning of rock-n-roll, at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday on the lawn behind Coger Hall. "Peter and the Starcatcher" opens on June 28.

Springfield Contemporary Theater, 431 S. Jefferson Ave., presents the Rodgers and Hammerstein revue, "It's A Grand Night For Singing" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday.

Actors Theater of Missouri presents a touring production of Shakespeare's “Much Ado About Nothing” at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and June 28 through next weekend at the Springfield Art Museum auditorium, 1111 E. Brookside Dr.

Springfield Ballet offers a student production of original ballet at 6:30 p.m. on June 28 in the auditorium of the Springfield Art Museum.

OZARK: Ron Boutwell's play "In the Time of the Blue Turban" runs Thursday through Saturday through June at the Stained Glass Theatre, 1996 W. Evangel.

FAYETTTEVILLE, Ark.: D.L. Coburn's play "The Gin Game" is presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at the Ozark Mountain Smokehouse, MLK Blvd. and Rupple Road.

SPRINGDALE, Ark.: Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main, presents Marvin Hamlisch's musical “Smile,” an exploration of beauty pageants, at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday.

CARTHAGE: Neil Simon's "Rumors" runs Thursday through Sunday at the Stone's Throw Theater, 2466 Old 66 blvd.

TULSA, Okla.: At the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, a touring production of the Tony-winning musical "An American In Paris" is offered at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday in the Chapman Music Hall. "Shades of White," a play exploring the relationships between an Israeli immigrant and a KKK member, is presented at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday in the John H. Williams Theatre. "Still I Rise," a dance-play based on Maya Angelou's poem and other famous writers in five languages plus original music from India, is offered at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday in the Liddy Doenges Theatre. Magician Steve Lancaster performs a family magic show at 2 p.m. on Sunday in the Charles Norman Theatre.

KANSAS CITY: The Quality Hill Playhouse offers a revue of songs by Sammy Cahn, “Sinatra's Songwriter,” Friday through July 8 at 305 W. Tenth St.

Mac Taylor's play "Hir" runs through Sunday at the Unicorn Theatre, 3828 Main.

The musical "Cats" runs through June 24 at the Musical Theater Heritage at Crown Center, Grand Blvd. and Pershing Rd.

The Heart of America Shakespeare Festival presents “Much Ado About Nothing” at 8 p.m. through June 30 at Southmoreland Park, 47th and Oak Street.

“The Unsinkable Molly Brown” is presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday at the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, 3927 Main.

“Goosebumps: Phantom of the Auditorium: the Musical” runs through Aug. 5 at the Coterie Theatre at Crown Center, 2450 Grand Blvd.

COLUMBIA: The Maplewood Barn Theatre, 2900 E. Nifong, presents Shakespeare's "The Tempest" at 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday, with more shows June 28 through next weekend.

The Columbia Entertainment Company presents the musical "Bye Bye Birdie" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday at 1800 Nelwood Dr..

Talking Horse Productions presents Elizabeth Braaten Palmieri's new play “The Wedding Present” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at 210 St. James St.

ARROW ROCK: The Lyceum Theater presents the Gershwin musical "Crazy for You" June 27-July 8.

ST. LOUIS: Opera Theater St. Louis concludes its season with productions of Marc Blitzstein's "Regina" at 7 p.m. on Sunday; Verdi's "La Traviata" at 8 p.m. on Saturday; Gluck's “Orpheo and Euridice" at 8 p.m. on Thursday and 1 p.m. on Saturday; and a world premier of Huang Ruo and David Henry Hwang's "An American Soldier" at 8 p.m. on Friday, all at the Loretto Hilton Center, 130 Edgar Rd. at Webster University in Webster Groves.

"Long Island Medium" psychic Theresa Caputo gives a show at 7:30 p.m. on June 26 at the Fox Theater.

The Muny outdoor theater continues its season with "The Wiz" running through June 25. “Singin' in the Rain” opens June 27 and runs through July 3. All shows start at 8:15 p.m. in the amphitheater in Forest Park.

Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" is offered as this year's entry for the St. Louis Shakespeare Festival in Forest Park, next to the Art Museum, running at 8 p.m. through Sunday.

Ibsen's "Hedda Gabler" opens at 8 p.m. on Thursday and runs through Saturday with weekend shows at the Tower Grove Abbey, 2336 Tennessee Ave.

Stages St. Louis opens its season with the musical "I Do! I Do!" with shows running through July 1 at the Robert Reim Theatre in the Kirkwood Civic Center, 111 S. Geyer Rd. in Kirkwood. “Madagascar: A Musical Adventure” opens Thursday and runs through July 1.

New Line Theatre presents the musical satire "Yeast Nation: The Triumph of Life" has performances at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at the Marcelle, 3310 Samuel Shepard Dr.

"End of the Rainbow," a touring production on the life of Judy Garland, is offered at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. June 28 with more shows through next weekend at the Grandel Theater, 3610 Grandel Square across from Powell Hall, with more shows next weekend.

SPECIAL EVENTS

SPRINGFIELD: Comic Heather Lane performs at 7 p.m. on Friday at the Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts, 525 S. Hammons Parkway.

An RK Survival Expo and Gun Show is offered Saturday and Sunday at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.

HARTVILLE: The White Heart Renaissance Faire runs 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Prankster Ranch 5651 Highway F, southeast of Marshfield, and again next weekend.

TULSA, Okla.: Comic Howie Mandel performs at 8 p.m. on Friday at the Hard Rock Casino in Catoosa.

At Expo Square, 4145 E. 21st St., the 2018 Pinto World Championship runs through Saturday in the Ford Truck Arena.

Rodeos this week include the Salvation Army Benefit Rodeo on June 25 in Coweta, the Cher-O-Dair Shrine Club Rodeo June 26 in Tahlequah; the Green Corn Festival Open Rodeo June 26 in Bixby.

KANSAS CITY: Comic Heather Land performs at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Music Hall, 13th and Central.

ST. LOUIS: Comic Tory Lanez, Davo and Flipp Dinero play at 8 p.m. on June 26 at Delmar Hall.

FESTIVALS

SPRINGFIELD: Summer SnowFest runs noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday at Jordan Valley Park, 735 E. Trafficway. Snowman building, games, entertainment and bounce houses will be available.

Taste of SoMo, a craft beer and food truck festival, runs 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, with trucks, beer and live music running to 7 p.m.

FORT SMITH,, Ark.: The 28th annual Fort Smith Riverfront Bluesfest opens at 5:30 p.m. on Friday in Riverfront Park, 171 Riverfront Dr. with more shows on Saturday. Acts Friday include Austin Calvillo, the Wanda Watson Band, Hadden Dayers and Frank's Garage. Saturday music starts at 6 p.m. with Gary Hutchison and Kirby Kelley, the Eric Mathews Band, Victor Wainwright and the Train plus Braines Band.

PITTSBURG, Kan.: The Pittsburg Chamber Music Festival presents the Raleigh Ringers at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts, 1711 S. Homer. The Festival Chamber Players and violinist Raul Mungula play Piazzolla's "The Eight Seasons" at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.

ST. LOUIS: PrideFest runs Saturday and Sunday at the Soldiers Memorial, 1300 Market.

The Chesterfield Wine and Jazz Festival runs 3 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday at the Chesterfield Amphitheater, 631 Veteran's Place Dr. Live music will include Simon Phillips and Protocol, violinist Tract Silverman and Bach to the Future.

SlumFest 2018 presents 54 acts, complete with fresh produce battle, no coast emcee battle, dance battle and live graffiti art at the 2720 Cherokee Performing Arts Center, 2720 Cherokee.