Local Entertainment and Events April 18-25
1. One more weekend opportunity presents itself to see Sara Bareilles’ uplifting musical “Waitress.” Final shows touring the area are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday in the Chapman Music Hall at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 S. Second St. in downtown Tulsa. This is a favorite hall for shows, with good view and acoustics from everywhere.
2. If you love your rock ’n’ roll from the 1970s and 1980s, you may want to catch Foreigner playing at 8 p.m. on Thursday at the River Spirit Events Center, 8330 Riverside Parkway near the river in Tulsa, Okla. Singer Kelly Hansen and band members Jeff Pilson Bruce Watson, Tom Gimbel, Michael Bluesmen and Chris Frazier plan to put on a show for their fans to remember.
3. For a concert completely different from the sounds of Western music, an unusual opportunity is offered as the Rahim Alhaj Trio, with oud player Rahim Alhaj, santour player Sourena Sefati and Arabic percussion master Issa Malluf, along with Sudanese singer Salma El Assal, perform at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at the University of Arkansas’s Faulkner Performing Arts Center, 453 N. Garland in Fayetteville, Ark.
SPRINGFIELD: At the Gillioz Theater, 325 Park Central East, Mac Powell and Family Reunion perform at 8 p.m. on Thursday. Gov’t Mule plays at 8 p.m. Saturday.
At the Complex, 307 Park Central East, Of Montreal, Yip Deceiver and Blue False Indigo play at 9 p.m. on Friday. Convoke, Bray, Alive Aftrhs, Alec Craine, Vacant, Reborn King, Cxoryz and Corey Dye play at 8 p.m. on Saturday. Buckcherry and Joyous Wolfe play at 8 p.m. on April 23. Beartooth, Of Mice and Men, Hands Like Houses and Dead Americans play at 7:30 p.m. on April 24.
The Drury University Jazz Ensembles will play at 7:30 p.m. on April 23 at Clara Thompson Hall on the Drury campus.
Evangel University’s Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. on April 23 in Spence Chapel on campus. The Evangel Choir performs at 7:30 p.m. April 25 in Barnett Recital Hall.
At Krave Music Emporium, 1614 S. Glenstone, the Many Smoky Moods performs on Saturday. The Missouri Jazz Orchestra plays on April 23.
SPRINGDALE, Ark.: The University of Arkansas Latin American Ensemble plays Afro-Caribbean music at 7 p.m. Thursday at Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main. They also play at 7:30 p.m. on April 22 at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Center, 340 N. Garland Ave. in Fayetteville.
SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark.: The John Brown University Chamber Orchestra performs its spring concert at 7:30 p.m. on April 23 in the Berry Performing Arts Center on West Valley Drive.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.: At the Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson, Royal Wood plays at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, and the Benny Green Trio with Veronica Swift at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.
At George’s Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson, playing this week are Star Sweeper and Russ Liquid on Thursday; Handmade Moments plus Jessie and Air Loom on Friday; BoomKinetic, Friends of Sinners and the Rosy Hips on Saturday; Power Trip, Red Death and Terminus on April 22; the Victor Wooten Band and the Wooten Woods Experience on April 23; and Judah and the Lion on April 24.
At the University of Arkansas’s Faulkner Performing Arts Center, the UA Women’s Chorus and Men’s Chorus play at 7:30 p.m. on April 25.
FORT SMITH, Ark.: At the ArcBest Performing Arts Center, 55 S. Seventh St., the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith Jazz Band and Jazz Catz play at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday. The quartet Celtic Woman performs at 7:30 p.m. on April 23.
Gov’t Mule plays at 7:30 p.m. on April 22 at TempleLive, 200 N. 11th St.
POCOLA, Okla.: At the Choctaw Casino, west of Fort Smith, Nick Swaim performs at 9 p.m. Friday. William Clark Green plays at 9 p.m. on Friday.
WYANDOTTE, Okla.: At the Indigo Sky Casino, 70220 Highway 60, playing this week are Travis Kidd at 8 p.m. Thursday and 9 p.m. Friday. Jake Simpson plays at 9 p.m. Saturday. Jeff Tatum plays at 8 p.m. on April 25.
At Bordertown Casino, 129 Oneida, the Boston Mountain Playboys perform at 9 p.m. on Friday. The Jason Boyd Band plays at 9 p.m. on Saturday.
JOPLIN: At Missouri Southern State University, the MSSU Percussion Ensemble plays at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Taylor Auditorium. The Southern Jazz Orchestra plays at 7:30 p.m. April 23 in Corley Auditorium.
At the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, Mayday by Midnight plays at 9:30 p.m. Saturday.
MIAMI, Okla.: Singer/songwriter Gretchen Wilson performs at 7 p.m. Friday at Buffalo Run Casino.
TULSA, Okla.: At the River Spirit Events Center, 8330 Riverside Parkway, the Doobie Brothers play at 8 p.m. on Friday.
At Cain’s Ballroom, 423 N. Main, performing this week are San Holo, Robotaki, Taska Black and Eastghost on Friday; Hippo Campus and Samia on Saturday; and Badflower, Deal Casino and Fencer on April 24.
At the Brady Theater, 105 W. Brady, Robin Trower plays at 8 p.m. on Saturday. The Piano Guys perform at 8 p.m. on April 25.
At the Hard Rock Casino in Catoosa, Melissa Etheridge performs at 8 p.m. on April 25. At the Riffs Club inside the casino, on Thursday country singer Blake Turner plays at 4 p.m. and Nighttrain plays at 7 p.m. Superfreak plays at 9 p.m. Friday. Jesse Joice plays at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, and Chinatown plays at 9 p.m. Scott Ellison plays at 4 p.m. on April 25 and Continuum at 8 p.m.
PITTSBURG, Kan.: At the Kansas Crossing Casino, 1275 S. Highway 69 Country, Wilkie Jay and the Heat play at 8 p.m. Friday. Tim Nowell plays at 8 p.m. Saturday.
At the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts, 1711 S. Homer, the Pittsburg State University Wind Ensemble plays at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. The PSU Jazz Ensembles perform at 7:30 p.m. April 24.
NEVADA: The Cottey College Chamber Singers perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Cottey Recital Hall, 1000 W. Austin Blvd.
KANSAS CITY: Chris Tomlin, Tauren Wells, Pat Barrett and Darren Whitehead perform at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Sprint Center, 1407 Grand Blvd.
The jazz bands of the University of Missouri Conservatory of Music perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Folly Theater, 300 W 12th St. The conservatory’s Wind Symphony plays at 7:30 p.m. on April 23, and the Wind Ensemble plays at 7:30 p.m. April 24.
The KC Conservatory of Music’s chamber ensembles perform works from Reinecke to Koshkin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry.
At the Midland Theater, 1228 Main, I Prevail plays at 7:30 p.m. on April 24. Rain, the Beatles tribute show, is presented at 8 p.m. on April 25.
At the Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway, Lil Durk and Tokyo Jetz play with other bands at 8 p.m. Thursday. Whitey Morgan plans at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Adventure Club plays at 8 p.m. Friday.
At the VooDoo Lounge at Harrah’s Casino, Stokley performs on Thursday, Robin Trower on Friday and Shy Boys on Saturday.
At the Lied Center at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Tex-Mex band The Last Bandoleros performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
ST. LOUIS: The String Cheese Incident band performs at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand.
At the Sheldon Concert Hall, Julian Vaughn, Phil Denny and Mark Harris II present a jazz concert at 7 p.m. on Friday. Singer/songwriter Todd Snider and Will Kimbrough perform at 8 p.m. on April 23. A concert of works of women in classical music, led by St. Louis Symphony Assistant Concertmaster Erin Schreiber, is offered at 8 p.m. on April 24. The ensemble 422s plays a concert ranging from jazz and classical to pop at 8 p.m. on April 25.
At the Pageant, 6161 Delmar, performing this week are Jeezy on Saturday; Foals, Preoccupations and Omni on April 24; and the Mavericks on April 25.
At Delmar Hall, 6133 Delmar, a Michael Jackson tribute concert is offered on Thursday. A tribute concert to Stevie Wonder is offered on Friday. SoMo and Drama Relax play Saturday. The Claypool Lennon Delirium performs with Uni on April 23. Intervals, Veil of Maya, Strawberry Girls and Cryptodira perform on April 24.
SPRINGFIELD: Springfield Little Theater presents Edward Albee’s play “Zoo Story” at 7 p.m. Thursday through Sunday at the SLT Education Building, 237 S. Florence Ave.
EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark.: For the first time, a pre-Easter performance of the Great Passion Play will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Great Passion Play grounds.
MIAMI, Okla.: Miami Little Theater presents “Route 66” at 7:30 p.m. April 25 through next weekend at the Coleman Theater, 103 N. Main.
TULSA, Okla.: At the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 S. Second St., finals for “Tulsa’s Best Storyteller” will be at 7 p.m. Saturday in the John H. Williams Theatre. A stage version of a Sanskrit poet Kalidasa’s epic work “Meghaduta: the Cloud Messenger” is presented at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday in the John H. Williams Theatre.
BARTLESVILLE, Okla.: A touring production of “Finding Neverland” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Bartlesville Community Center, 300 S.E. Adams Blvd.
PITTSBURG, Kan.: John Guare’s play “House of Blue Leaves” is presented at 7:30 p.m. on April 25 at the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts, with more shows next weekend.
KANSAS CITY: “American Girl Live: the Musical” is presented at 7:30 p.m. April 23-25, with more shows next weekend, at the Starlight Theater in Swope Park.
The spring dance performance from the faculty of the KC Conservatory of Dance is given at 7:30 p.m. April 25 at the Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry, with more shows next weekend.
Final performances of KC Repertory Theater’s stage version of Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” are 8 p.m. Friday, and 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday in the Spencer Theater at the Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry. Vanessa Severo’s play “Frida…A Self Portrait,” a stage look at the life of artist Frida Kahlo, has shows at 8 p.m. Friday, 7 p.m. Sunday, 7 p.m. April 24, with more shows through May 19 at the Copakin Stage, 13th and Walnut. Dipika Guha’s play “Unreliable” opens Saturday with more shows through May 19 at the Copaken Stage.
Musical Theater Heritage presents the musical “Funny Girl” at 7 p.m. through April 28 at Crown Center, Grand and Pershing Road.
“Beat Bugs: A Musical Adventure” runs to May 19 at the Coterie Theater at Crown Center.
Logan Black’s play “Bond: A Soldier and his Dog” opens April 24 and runs to May 19 at the Unicorn Theater, 3828 Main.
A touring production of “Finding Neverland” will be presented at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Lied Center at the University of Kansas in Lawrence.
COLUMBIA: “A.L.I.C.E.,” a stage version of the two “Alice in Wonderland” stories as an allegory of “going down the rabbit hole of technology,” is presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, with more shows next weekend, at the Rhynsburger Theatre in the Fine Arts Building on the Mizzou campus.
Stephens College gives is dance concert with new works of choreography at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday on the college campus.
ST. LOUIS: Dance St. Louis presents “Pilobolus: Shadowland” at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Touhill Performing Arts Center at the University of Missouri-SLU.
The Cirque du Soleil show “Corteo” is presented at 7:30 p.m. April 24 and 25, with more shows through next weekend, at the Chaifetz Arena, Market and Lindell.
The musical “Miss Saigon” is presented at 7:30 p.m. April 23-25, with more shows through May 5 at the Fox Theatre.
St. Louis University Theatre presents “Godspell” at 8 p.m. on April 25, with more shows through next weekend, at the Grandel Theater, on Grandel Place and Grand Blvd., across from Powell Hall.
Brian Friel’s play about Ireland, “Translations,” is presented at 7:30 p.m. April 25, with more shows for the next two weekends, at .Zack, 3224 Locust St.
Stray Dog Theater presents the musical “Dreamgirls” at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, with weekend shows through April 20 at the Tower Grove Abbey, 2336 Tennessee Ave.
Jane Martin’s play “Flaming Guns of the Purple Sage” is presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the St. Louis Community College Meramec Theatre, 11333 Big Bend Blvd.
SPRINGFIELD: The area Porsche club will hold a rally 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday on the west parking lot of the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.
Earth Day will be celebrated Saturday at the Dickerson Park Zoo, with special activities for kids planned from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
At the Springfield Art Museum, 1111 Brookside Dr., an exhibit on “Creating an American Identity” in art, with works from George Caleb Bigham to contemporaries, is showing, along with a fabric vault by artist Anne Lindberg, and the final portion of the “Art in Our City” show, with works from Zone 4.
EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark.: The third annual Spring Fling Bike Rally runs April 24 through next weekend in various locations around town, with central activities at the Cathouse Lounge, 82 Armstrong St.
BENTONVILLE, Ark.: The exhibit “Men of Steel, Women of Wonder,” examining the art world’s response to superheroes, closes on April 22 at the Crystal Bridge Museum of American Art. David Leventhal’s exhibit combining Barbie dolls and baseball figurines runs to August. An exhibit showcasing work in tempera paint runs to Oct. 14.
TULSA, Okla.: At the Gilcrease Museum, 1400 N. Gilcrease Museum Rd., an exhibit of Pulitzer Prize photographs is on display through July 14. Stereoscopic photos taken during the shooting of the 1930 film “The Big Trail” are in a new exhibit opening April 22 and running to May 26.
The grand opening of the 420 Event Center, 2606 S. Sheridan, will feature Flowercraft from 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, with local artists, comedians, specialty foods and niche businesses.
KANSAS CITY: Magician Michael Carbonator performs at 7 p.m. April 25 at the Music Hall, 13th and Central.
ST. LOUIS: At the Stifel Theater, 1400 Market, Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark, cohosts of the true crime comedy podcast “My Favorite Murder,” put on a show at 8 p.m. on Saturday.
The WWE professional wrestlers put on a show at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Enterprise Center, 1401 Clark Ave.
SPRINGFIELD: The 20th annual Rock’n Ribs Barbecue Festival opens April 25 and runs to next weekend at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds Events Center.
MARSHFIELD: The 14th annual Missouri Cherry Blossom Festival runs April 24 through next weekend, with most activities downtown. Descendants of many American presidents will attend. The speaker on April 24 at 602 E. Washington will by Karolyn Grimes, the actress who played Zuzu in “It’s a Wonderful Life.” “Dear Mrs. Lincoln,” a stage show starring Lorenzo Lamas and Michael Learned will be presented at 7 p.m.
TULSA, Okla.: The Woody Guthrie Center, 1111 E, Brady St., holds its sixth annual celebration, beginning April 23 and runs through next weekend with a wide range of programs. The documentary “Woody Guthrie: three Chords and the Truth” shows on April 24. The David Amram Jazz Combo plays at 9:30 p.m. on April 25.