Local Entertainment and Events Nov. 23-30

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

TOP PICKS

1. The Monett Chamber of Commerce's Festival of Lights opens on Nov. 22 and runs through Dec. 31. The light show of 29 exhibits reflect on the joy of the holiday season with nostalgic scenes, images of Santa and company, and memorials harkening back to a simpler age, all at Monett's South Park, Highways 37 and 60.

2. An exhibit of works by master glass blowing artist David Chihuly closes on Nov. 27 at the Crystal Bridges Art Museum. Indoor and outdoor installations of Chihuly's more recent work will challenge your ideas about glass art. Abstract painter Stuart Davis has 80 of his works displayed through Jan. 1. Other exhibits showcase contrasts in black and white, plus drawings and models from the Buckminster Fuller Fly's Eye Dome Archive.

3. The last chance to see pop diva Katy Perry perform her latest album, "Witness," will come in her appearance at 7 p.m. on Nov. 29 at the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver in downtown Tulsa. A great venue to see an arena concert, Perry pulls out the stops with costumes and elaborate stagings of her songs to challenge and inspire. Purity Ring is the warm-up act.

CONCERTS

SPRINGFIELD: Choirs at Missouri State University present Music for the Holidays at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 28 at the Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts.

The Drury University Chamber Orchestra and Wind Symphony perform at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 30.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.: Rocker Joe Bonamassa performs at 8 p.m. on Nov. 30 at the Walton Arts Center, 49 W. Dickson.

At George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson, performing this week are Bear Grillz on Nov. 28 and Brother Moses on Nov. 30.

The University of Arkansas RazorBones trombone ensemble gives its Christmas concert at 5 p.m. on Sunday at the Central United Methodist Church, 6 W. Dickson.

The University of Arkansas Women's Chorus and Men's Chorus perform at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 30 at the Faulkner Performing Arts Center, 453 N. Garland.

FORT SMITH, Ark. Martina McBride gives a Christmas concert at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Fort Smith Convention Center.

JOPLIN: The Michael Jackson Tribute Show is offered at 7 p.m. on Nov. 28 at Joplin Memorial Hall, 212 W. Eighth St.

MIAMI, Okla.: The John Conlee Show is offered at 8 p.m. on Sunday at the Buffalo Run Casino.

TULSA, Okla.: Brit Floyd's Pink Floyd tribute concert is offered at 8 p.m. on Friday at the Brady Theater, 105 W. Brady.

At Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, performing this week are Jason Boland and the Stragglers plus Cody Canada and the Departed on Nov. 24, Aranda and Sweatin Bullets on Nov. 25, GWAR, Ghoul and He is Legend on Nov. 28, the Revivalists and Southern Avenue on Nov. 29, and Whiskey Myers plus Shane Smith and the Saints on Nov. 30.

NEVADA: The Cottey College Chamber Singers offer a holiday concert at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 30 at the Raney Dining Room in Robertson Hall, 1000 S. Austin Blvd.

KANSAS CITY: The Kansas City Symphony plays Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 2 with pianist Andrew Tyson, Borodin's overture to "Prince Igor" and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6 at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Kauffman Center, 1601 Broadway.

At the Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry, the Kansas City Conservatory of Music Jazz Bands perform at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 28. Musica Nova presents works by Jennifer Higdon and Steven Stucky plus others at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 30.

A holiday concert by KC native Casi Joy, seen on "The Voice," is presented at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 28 at the Kauffman Center.

At the Midland Theater, 1228 Main, Straight No Chaser performs at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 29. Damien Escobar performs at p.m. on Nov. 30.

At the Lied Center at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, the University Band and Symphonic Band play at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 27. The vocal ensemble Cantus plays at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 29.

COLUMBIA: A recreation of the Band's "Last Waltz" farewell concert tour is presented for the 40th anniversary at 8:30 p.m. on Friday at the Blue Note, 17 N. Ninth St.

ST. LOUIS: At the Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand., Straight No Chaser performs at 8 p.m. on Friday. Mannheim Steamroller gives its Christmas concert at 3 and 8 p.m. on Saturday.

The St. Louis Symphony plays French and Spanish music by Ravel (including "Bolero"), Chausson, Sarasate ("Carmen" suite with violinist Karen Gomyo) and Falla at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at Powell Hall, Grand and Delmar.

Jim Brickman gives a Christmas concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Touhill Performing Arts Center at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

At the Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd., Chamber Music Society of St. Louis gives a Baroque reeds and bows concert and conductor Nicolas McGegan at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 27. Jazz guitarist LBJ performs at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 28.

Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons present their greatest hits at 8 p.m. on Nov. 30 at the Family Arena in St. Charles.

THEATER

SPRINGFIELD: Springfield Little Theater presents an abbreviated stage version of the film "Elf" at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30, with more shows through the next two weekends at the Landers Theatre, 311 E. Walnut.

Missouri State University opens its production of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 30, with more shows through next weekend, in the Coger Theatre at Craig Hall, east of National at Grand.

Alfred Uhry's play "Driving Miss Daisy" is presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, and again next weekend at Springfield Contemporary Theater, Pershing and Robberson Avenue.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.: The touring Trike Theater presents a stage version of "Charlotte's Web" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 and 4 p.m. Sunday, with more shows next weekend at the Walton Arts Center.

VAN BUREN, Ark.: A stage version of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" is offered at 7 p.m. on Nov. 30 with more shows next weekend at the King Opera House, 427 Main.

CARTHAGE: John Trent's play "One Christmas Night" is presented on Nov. 30, with more shows through the next two weekends, at the Stone's Throw Theatre.

TULSA, Okla.: At the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 S. Second St., "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: the Musical" is presented at 2 and 5 p.m. on Sunday at the Chapman Music Hall. "Beautiful: the Carole King Musical" is presented at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 28-30 with more shows through next weekend in the Chapman Music Hall.

"Paw Patrol Live: The Great Pirate Adventure" is offered at 10 a.m., 2 and 6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Sunday at the BOK Center.

The Moscow Ballet's touring production of Tchaikovsky's ballet "Nutcracker" is presented at 7 p.m. on Friday at the Mabee Center, 7777 S. Lewis.

Humperdinck's opera "Hansel and Gretel" is presented at 8 p.m. on Nov. 30 with more performances next weekend at the University of Oklahoma's School of Music, 500 W. Boyd.

NEVADA: Community Council on the Performing Arts presents the comedy "Christmas Belles" by Jones, Hope and Wooten, running Nov. 30 through next weekend at the Fox Playhouse, 110 S. Main.

KANSAS CITY: "Shopkins Live: Shop It Up" is presented at 1 p.m. on Nov. 25 at the Midland Theater, 1228 Main.

A stage version of "A Charlie Brown Christmas" runs through Dec. 31, except on Mondays, at the Coterie Theater in Crown Center, Grand Blvd. and Pershing Road.

KC Repertory Theater presents a new adaptation of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," running through Dec. 24 at the Spencer Theater at the Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry.

The Quality Hill Playhouse presents "Christmas in Song," running Saturday through Dec. 24 at 303 W. Tenth St.

"Raggedy Ann and Andy's Christmas Adventure" opens Saturday and runs through Dec. 30 at the H&R Block City Stage, 30 W. Pershing Rd.

Unicorn Theater, 3828 Main, presents Aaron Posner's play "Stupid F**ng Bird," a reimagining of Chekov's "The Seagull," opening Nov. 29, running through Dec. 23.

COLUMBIA: A touring production of the stage version of "Dirty Dancing" is presented at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 27 at Jesse Auditorium on the Mizzou campus.

ST. LOUIS: At the Fox Theater, "Shopkins Live" is presented at 1 p.m. on Sunday. A touring production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "The King and I" is presented at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 28-30 with more shows through Dec. 10.

Stray Dog Theater presents "Steel Magnolias" Thursday through Saturday, beginning Nov. 30 through Dec. 16 at the Tower Grove Abbey, 2336 Tennessee Ave.

Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon's play "Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley" is offered at 7 p.m. Nov. 29, 8 p.m. Nov. 30, with more shows through Dec. 24 at the Loretto Hilton Center at Webster University in Webster Groves.

Margaret Donovan's comic play "Sister's Christmas Catechism: The Mystery of the Magi's Gold" opens Friday with shows through next weekend at the Westport Plaza Playhouse, I-270 at Paige.

SPECIAL EVENTS

MT. VERNON: The annual Christmas parade will be held at 6 p.m. on Nov. 28 in the town square.

PURDY: A Christmas parade will be held at 7 p.m. on Nov. 30 on Highway C.

SPRINGFIELD: The third annual Queen City Craft Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Veridian Events, 309 South Ave.

Springfield Art Museum, 1111 Brookside Dr., has its exhibit "Wonder Rooms," showcasing 10 private collections of a wide range of media on display, running through Feb. 11.

TULSA, Okla.: The USA BMX Grand Nationals run Friday through Sunday at the River Spirit Expo Hall at Expo Square, 4145 E. 21st St.

KANSAS CITY: The 88th annual lighting of seasonal decorations at Country Club Plaza will take plays at 6 p.m. on Thursday.

The only North American showing of "Through the Eyes of Picasso," a show with paintings, sculpture and drawings by Picasso, many from his own museum, plus major works of African and Oceanic art that influenced the artist and that he collected, runs through April 8 at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

ST. LOUIS: The 33rd annual Ameren Thanksgiving Day parade will be held at 8:45 a.m. on Thursday.

The St. Louis Zoo unveils its Christmas light display on Friday, with evening showings continuing through Dec. 30.

At the St. Louis Art Museum in Forest Park, exhibits are running on flowers in 18th century porcelain and textiles, a century of Japanese prints, ink painting and contemporary ceramics from Japan, and works by Thomas Struth, Matt Saunders and Ben Thorp Brown.

FESTIVALS

TULSA, Okla.: Winterfest opens Friday downtown and runs through Jan. 7, with activities starting daily at 10 a.m.

KANSAS CITY: Winterfest opens Friday and runs through Dec. 30 at Worlds on Fun, off Hwy. 435 north of KC.