Local Entertainment and Events Feb. 14-21
1. One of the highlights of the artistic season in Monett is the Ozark Festival Orchestra’s Young Artists Concert, at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Monett High School Performing Arts Center. Pianist Abigail Coats will play the finale to Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2. Other works by Handel, Bizet, Holst and American composers are also planned. The concert is underwritten by the Barry-Lawrence Area United Fund.
2. The 14th annual Chocolate Lovers’ Festival runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday in a new location, at the Eureka Springs Community Center, 44 Kingshighway. An amazing assemblage of chocolate creations of all kinds, fountains for samplings, cake decorating and tasting, includes vendors bringing a mouthwatering array of goodies for sampling and purchase. It’s fun like nothing else.
3. For sheer class, few shows can compare to James Taylor with his All-Star Band and Bonnie Raitt performing at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 18 at the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver in downtown Tulsa, Okla. This is a night of memorable songs in a comfortable arena, with many dining opportunities in the entertainment district across the railroad tracks nearby.
SPRINGFIELD: At the Complex, 307 Park Central East, Pop Evil, Tem Evils, BIV and Don Jamieson perform at 8 p.m. on Thursday.
At Krave Music Emporium, 1614 S. Glenstone, the Missouri Jazz Orchestra plays on Feb. 19.
The Evangel University Sinfonia and University Orchestra will play at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21 in Spence Chapel on the Evangel campus. The Play His Praises Homeschool Orchestra will also perform.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.: At George’s Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson, playing this week are the Floozies, Too Many Zooz and Dreamer’s Delight at 7:30 p.m. on Friday; Read Southall, Ryan Wilcox and the Sunday Shakes at 9:30 p.m. on Friday; Opal Agafia and the Sweet Nothings on Saturday; and William Clark Green and Ross Cooper on Feb. 21.
Victor and Penny and the Loose Change Orchestra play a folk-jazz infused concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Faulkner Performing Arts Center, 453 N. Garland.
FORT SMITH, Ark.: The Rainbow National Dance competition runs Friday through Sunday at the ArcBest Performing Arts Center, 55 S. Seventh St.
POCCOLA, Okla.: At the Choctaw Casino, Brent Cobb plays at 8 p.m. on Friday. C.J. Solar plays at 8 p.m Saturday.
WYANDOTTE, Okla.: At the Indigo Sky Casino, 70220 Highway 60, Blank Earth plays at 9 p.m. Friday. The Rumor plays at 9 p.m. Saturday. Jeff Fox performs at 8 p.m. on Feb. 21.
At Bordertown Casino, Heath Wright plays at 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
JOPLIN: The Pro Musica concert series continues the Trio Virado performing at 7 p.m. on Feb. 21 at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, 812 S. Pearl Ave.
MIAMI, Okla.: The Turnpike Troubadours play at 8 p.m. on Friday at Buffalo Run Casino.
TULSA, Okla.: At the Hard Rock Casino in Catoosa, the Commodores perform at 8 p.m. Thursday. Sammy Kershaw plays at 8 p.m. on Friday. Restless Heart plays at 8 p.m. on Feb. 21.
At the River Spirit Events Center, 8330 Riverside Parkway, Styx plays at 8 p.m. on Thursday. Michael Bolton presents the Symphony Sessions at 8 p.m. on Feb. 21.
The Goo Goo Dolls play at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Osage Casino, 951 W. 36th St.
At Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, playing this week are Young the Giant and Sure Sure on Friday; Shane Smith and the Saints plus BC and the Big Rig on Saturday; Hippie Sabotage and Sebastian Paul on Feb. 20.
PITTSBURG, Kan.: At the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts, 1711 S. Homer, the Pittsburg State University Wind Ensemble plays at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday. Postmodern Jukebox plays at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.
The Pittsburg State University Strings offer a concert of standards and contemporary works at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at McCray Hall, 205 E. Lindburg.
KANSAS CITY: At the Kauffman Center, 1601 Broadway, the KC Symphony plays Max Steiner’s score to a showing of the great romantic film “Casablanca” at 7 p.m. Thursday and 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The orchestra with a narrator performs Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf” at 2 p.m. Sunday.
At the Sprint Center, 1407 Grand Blvd., Blake Shelton, the Bellamy Brothers, John Anderson, Trace Adkins and Lauren Alaina perform at 7 p.m. Friday. Travis Scott and Sheck Wes perform at 8 p.m. Sunday. 2Cellos and Jon McLaughlin perform at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 19.
At the Folly Theater, 300 W. 12th St., song stylist Kandace Springs performs at 8 p.m. Friday. Pianist Jonathan Biss performs a concert of five mid-to-late Beethoven sonatas at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
At the Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway, the Randy Rogers Band plays at 8 p.m. Friday. Zeke Beats performs at 8 p.m. Saturday. 627 Stomp and Paris of the Plains offers swing music in the Cabaret Room at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday. As It Is, Hold Close and Sharptooth play at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, while Rob Bell performs at 8 p.m.
Soul singers Charlie Wilson and Joe perform a Valentine’s show at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Municipal Auditorium, 301 W. 13th St.
The Harry Partch Ensemble plays a Valentine’s concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the KC Art Institute, 4415 Warwick Blvd. and at 7:30 p.m. Friday at 1900 Shawnee Missouri Parkway in Mission Woods, Kan., and at 8 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Pierson Auditorium, 5000 Holmes Rd.
The KC Conservatory of Music Choirs present a Celebration of Peace Festival at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at the Community of Christ Temple, 1001 W. Walnut St. in Independence.
The KC Conservatory of Music Wind Symphony performs at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry.
COLUMBIA: The string quartet Ethel and Robert Mirabal present a water-themed show “The River” at 7 p.m. Feb. 21 at Jesse Auditorium in the Mizzou campus.
ST. LOUIS: At the Stifel Theater, 1400 Market, the Sophisticated Soul Tour with Lalah Hathaway, Raheem Devaughn and Lyfe Jennings perform at 7 p.m. Sunday. NeedToBreathe and Matt Maeson perform at 7 p.m. on Feb. 18.
Travis Scott performs at 8 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Enterprise Center, 1401 Clark Ave.
Called the St. Louis Music Festival, R&B artists Charlie Wilson, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and Joe perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Chaifetz Arena, Market and Lindell.
2Cellos perform at 8 p.m. on Feb. 21 at the Fox Theater 527 Grand Blvd.
The St. Louis Symphony under new music director designate Stéphane Denève performs Prokofiev’s music: Piano Concerto No 2 with pianist Yefim Bronfman, “Alexander Nevsky” cantata and the suite from the ballet “Cinderella” at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Powell Hall, Grand and Delmar. A family concert of just Prokofiev’s “Cinderella” is presented at 3 p.m. Sunday.
At the Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Ave., a Flamenco Valentine’s concert with nine performers is offered at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The Perseid String Quartet plays at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 19.
At the Pageant, 6161 Delmar Blvd., playing this week are Joe Russo’s Almost Dead on Friday and Saturday, Wiz Khalifa and Curren$y on Sunday, Zhu on Feb. 20, and Al B. Sure on Feb. 21.
At Delmar Hall, 6133 Delmar, Pen15 boy band plays on Thursday. Stabbing Westward and Nothing Still play on Friday. Dogs of Society play an Elton John tribute concert on Saturday. Anderson East and Lucie Silvas perform on Feb. 19. The Lacs play on Feb. 20. Gin Blossoms and Punchline play Feb. 21.
At the 560 Music Center, 560 Trinity Ave., Eighth Blackbird plays at 7:30 p.m. on Friday. A concert of music by harpist Hannah Lash, accompanied by other instrumentalists, is offered at 7 p.m. on Sunday.
The Hot Country Nights series resumes at Ballpark Village, 601 Clark Ave., with Lee Brice on Friday.
SPRINGFIELD: The Mystery Hour presents its live show at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Gillioz Theater, 325 Park Central East.
Missouri State University presents the musical “Bare” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21, with more shows for the next two weekends in the Craig Hall Balcony Theatre, north of Grand at National.
BRANSON: A production of “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” musical is presented 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Owen Theatre, 205 S. Commercial, with more shows through March 3.
ROGERS, Ark.: “Jesus Christ Superstar” is presented by the Arkansas Public Theater, 116 S. Second St., at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, 8 p.m. Feb. 21, with more shows next weekend.
SPRINGDALE, Ark.: Agatha Christie’s “A Murder is Announced” has shows at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday at Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.: Cirque Eloise Saloon offers a Wild West-themed circus show at 7 p.m. on Feb. 19 at the Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson.
Kris Anderson’s play “Dixie’s Tupperware Party” runs at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19-21 through next weekend in the Starr Theater at the Walton Arts Center.
FORT SMITH, Ark.: At Temple Live, 200 N. 11th St., Dwight Yoakum and the Scooter Brown Band plays at 8 p.m. on Thursday. Choked and Cambria plays at 8 p.m. on Saturday.
JOPLIN: Joplin Little Theater, 3008 W. First St., presents a revue of songs by Rodgers and Hart at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday.
Stained Glass Theater, 2101 Annie Baxter Ave., presents “An Evening with Sherlock Holmes” at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, with more shows Feb. 21 through next weekend.
Neil Simon's play “Plaza Suite” is presented by Missouri Southern Theater at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 21, with more shows next weekend at the Bud Walton Black Box Theater, 3950 E. Newman Rd., only accessible from the southbound lane.
MIAMI, Okla.: Six, a Branson show of brothers, is offered at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Coleman Theater, 103 N. Main.
TULSA, Okla.: At the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 S. Second St., Rachel Portman's opera of “The Little Prince” is presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Chapman Music Hall. Stephen Sondheim's “Sunday in the Park with George” is offered at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the Liddy Doenges Theatre. Tulsa Ballet presents Tchaikovsky's “Sleeping Beauty” at 7 p.m. Feb. 21, with more shows through next weekend.
A touring production of the musical “Jersey Boys” is offered at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 18 at the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center, 7001 S. Main.
PITTSBURG, Kan.: “Revenge of the Space Pandas or Binky Rudick and the Two-Speed Clock” is presented at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 21 at the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts.
NEVADA: Community Council on the Performing Arts presents Billy St. John’s comedy “Males Order Brides or Harry Deal’s Scandalous Schemel” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Fox Playhouse, 110 S. Main.
KANSAS CITY: Sesame Street Live presents “Let’s Party” at 2 and 6 p.m. Saturday at the Sprint Center.
The KC Ballet presents “The Lady of the Camellias,” the story behind “La Traviata,” at 7:30 p.. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, with more shows next weekend at the Kauffman Center.
The KC Conservatory Senior Dance Capstone Project presents different performances at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry.
Carla Ching’s play “Nomad Motel” runs through Sunday at the Unicorn Theater, 3828 Main.
Quality Hill Playhouse presents the revue “Broadway and All that Jazz: Songbook of the 40s,” running weekends through Sunday at 303 W. Tenth St.
Musical Theatre Heritage at Crown Center, Pershing Road and Grand, presents “Big Bands are Better,” a revue of the evolution of Big Bands with selections from the period, running through Feb. 24. The Mardi Gras Show, featuring Grand Marquis, is offered Feb. 18 and 19.
PAW Patrol Live presents “The Great Pirate Adventure” at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Music Hall, 13th and Central.
“Julie B. Jones: the Musical” is offered at 7 p.m. on Feb. 21, with more shows through next weekend at the Bell Cultural Event Center, 2030 E. College Way in Olathe, Kan.
COLUMBIA: Tennessee Williams’ “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” is presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Macklanburg Playhouse at Stephens College, 100 Willis Ave.
An updated version of “The Vagina Monologues” is presented at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Missouri Theatre, 203 S. Ninth St.
“The Every 28 Hours Plays,” focusing on blacks persons killed by U.S. police, is presented at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20 and 21, with more shows next weekend, at the Rhynsburger Theater, 129 Fine Arts Building on the Mizzou campus.
Sophie Treadwell’s play “Machinal” is presented at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21, with more shows next weekend, at Stephens College.
ST. LOUIS: Sesame Street Live presents “Let’s Party” at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday at the Stifel Theater.
Westport Plaza Playhouse presents “Avenue Q” through March 3 in the Westport Plaza, I-270 at Page.
St. Louis Repertory Theater presents J.T. Rogers' “Oslo,” through March 3 at the Loretto Hilton Center at Webster University in Webster Groves.
Stephen Guirgis' play “The Mother___ with the Hat,” a story about a paroled drug dealer's precarious walk between staying clean, love and revenge, is presented at 8 p.m. On Friday and Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday at .Zack, 3224 Locust St.
Metro Theater Company presents Eleanor Estes’ play “The Hundred Dresses” at 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, with more weekend shows through Feb. 24 at the Grandel Theater, 3610 Grandel Square, across from Powell Hall.
Stray Dog Theater presents Arthur Miller's “The Crucible” at 8 p.m. through Feb. 23 at the Tower Grove Abbey theater, 2336 Tennessee Ave.
Edward Albee’s “The Zoo Story” is presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday to Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the St. Louis Community College Meramec campus, 11333 Big Bend Rd.
Black Rep presents Kirsten Greenidge’s play “Milk Like Sugar” through March 3 at the Hotchner Studio Theatre, 6445 Forsyth Blvd. The company also presents “Marie and Rosetta,” a biographical play about Sister Rosetta Tharp meeting guitarist Marie Knight at 7 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Edison Theatre at Washington University, with more shows through March 3.
St. Louis Ballet presents Balanchine’s ballet “Rubies” and “Other Love Stories” at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Touhill Performing Arts Center at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
“The Vagina Monologues” is presented at 7:30 p.m Friday and Saturday in the Holmes Lounge at Washington University.
SPRINGFIELD: The Springfield Bird and All Pet Show runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.
The Awesome 1980s Prom is offered at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and Feb. 21 through next weekend at the Old Glass Place, 521 E. St. Louis, with more offerings for the next two weekends.
A Mizumoto Japanese Garden Valentine’s Day-themed Romance in the Garden stroll is offered from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday at the Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park, 2400 S. Scenic Ave., with ambient lighting and romantic music playing.
The Lake Life Expo runs 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday at the Springfield Exposition center, 635 E. St. Louis.
The 21st annual KGBX Women’s Show runs 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds E*Plex.
The eighth annual Seuss Science Day runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Discovery Center, 438 E. St. Louis.
EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark.: The Krewe du Kork Red Dress Hearti Gras Ball and Benefit Dinner is offered at 5 p.m. on Saturday at the Grotto Upstairs, 39 Spring St. features Serrano-Torres for entertainment, part of the citywide build-up for Mardi Gras season.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.: Comic Raj Suresh performs at 8 p.m. on Thursday at George’s Majestic Lounge.
FORT SMITH, Ark.: The Rainbow National Dance competition runs Friday through Sunday at the ArcBest Performing Arts Center, 55 S. Seventh St.
TULSA, Okla.: Puppeteer and comic Jeff Dunham performs at 7 p.m. Thursday at the BOK Center.
At Expo Square, 4145 E. 21st St., Darryl Starbird's National Rod and Custom Car Show runs Friday through Sunday in the River Spirit Expo Hall. The Vintage Tulsa Show runs Friday through Sunday in the Exchange Center.
NEVADA: Comic Jesus Trejo offers a show at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Raney Dining Hall of Cottey College.
KANSAS CITY: Comic and singer Rodney Carrington performs at 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Star Pavilion, 3200 Ameristar Dr.
Comics Mike Epps, DC Young Fly and Earthquake with host Sommore perform at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Convention Center, 301 W. 13th St.
Comedienne Dena Blizzard gives her “One Funny Mother” show Feb. 19 through next weekend at the Starlight Theater in Swope Park.
ST. LOUIS: A Mason Lowe Memorial Professional Bull Riders event is offered at 7:45 p.m. Friday and 6:45 p.m. Saturday at the Enterprise Center, 1401 Clark Ave.
The annual St. Louis Orchid Show runs through March 24 at the Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Blvd.
The GymQuarters Mardi Gras Gymnastics Invitational runs Friday through Sunday at the Family Arena in St. Charles.