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Tulsa

(visittulsa.com)

On Stage

"Blithe Spirit" -- The classic ghostly comedy by Noel Coward, through Feb. 18, Pace Studio Theatre at Tulsa Community College Southeast Campus. Presented by Tulsa Community College Theatre Department. 918-595-7777.

"Four Chords and a Gun" -- This brand new non-musical play centers on the iconic punk band The Ramones as they record their fifth album with eccentric music producer Phil Spector, Feb. 16-24, Tulsa Performing Arts Center. Presented by Tulsa Theatre Project. 918-596-7122.

"A Steady Rain" --Explores the complexities of a lifelong bond tainted by domestic affairs, violence, and the rough streets of Chicago, March 9-March 17, Tulsa Performing Arts Center. Presented by American Theatre Co. 918-596-7111.

In Concert

The Stars Align -- An anniversary gala celebration of Tulsa Opera, Feb. 17, Tulsa Performing Arts Center. 918-596-7122.

The Road to Ellington -- A vocal jazz tribute to Duke Ellington, March 1, Tulsa Performing Arts Center. 918-596-7122.

LIVE! in Tulsa

Peter Cetera -- From 1968 to 1986, he was the singer, songwriter and bass player for the legendary rock group Chicago and a solo artist since 1986, Feb. 14, The Joint. 918-384-7625.

Key N Krates' Cura Tour -- Feb. 14, Cain's Ballroom. 918-584-2306.

Blake Shelton -- With Brett Eldredge, Carly Pearce and special guest Trace Adkins, Feb. 15, BOK Center. 918-894-4200.

St. Vincent -- Fear the Future Tour, Feb. 26, Brady Theater. 918-582-7239.

Ganja White Night -- With Dirt Monkey & Subtronics, Feb. 27, Cain's Ballroom. 918-584-2306.

Earth, Wind & Fire -- March 2, Paradise Cove at River Spirit Casino Resort. 888-748-3731.

Flogging Molly -- March 11, Cain's Ballroom. 918-584-2306.

Excision -- With Dion Timmer and Monxx, March 15, Cain's Ballroom. 918-584-2306.

Justin Moore -- With Dylan Scott, March 16, Brady Theater. 918-582-7239.

Sylvan Esso -- With Suzi Analogue, March 26, Cain's Ballroom. 918-584-2306.

Family Friendly

The Great Train Show -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 11, Expo Square. trainshow.com/tulsa.

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Live! -- "King for a Day," Feb. 21, Tulsa Performing Arts Center. 918-596-7111.

The Orchestra Sings -- A family concert, March 4, Tulsa Performing Arts Center. 503-793-4371.

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Little Rock

(littlerock.com)

On Show

The Art of Steel -- Arkansas knife show, Feb. 16-17, Statehouse Convention Center. arknife.com.

"Art of Africa: One Continent, Limitless Vision" -- Exploring the colors, shapes, and textures of Africa through pieces from the Clinton Presidential Center's archives as well as from President Bill Clinton's own personal collection, through Feb. 19, Clinton Presidential Center. clintonfoundation.org.

"Mandela: The Journey to Ubuntu" -- The story of a young South African boy who became a man prepared to die in the name of equality, justice, and freedom, and, then, the president who led his country out of apartheid, through Feb. 19, Clinton Presidential Center. clintonfoundation.org.

"What's Inside: A History of Women and Handbags, 1900-1999" -- Continuing, Esse Purse Museum 501-916-9022.

"All of Arkansas: An Exhibition of Arkansas Made, County by County" -- Through March, Historic Arkansas Museum. 501-324-9351.

"By the President in the Name of Congress" -- Along with "From Turbulence to Tranquility: The Little Rock Arsenal," "The Sun Never Sets on the Mighty Jeep," "War and Remembrance: The 1911 United Confederate Veterans Reunion," "Through the Camera's Eye: The Allison Collection of World War II Photographs" and Alger Cadet Gun exhibit, continuing, MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History. 501-376-4602.

"True Faith, True Light: The Devotional Art of Ed Stilley" -- Through early 2018, Old State House Museum. 501-324-9685.

"Cabinet of Curiosities" -- "Treasures from the University of Arkansas Museum Collection," through Dec. 30, 2018, Old State House Museum. 501-324-9685.

In Concert

Music City Hit Makers -- With the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, Feb. 10, Robinson Center Performance Hall. 501-666-1761.

The Planets -- With the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24 and 3 p.m. Feb. 25, Robinson Center Performance Hall. arkansassymphony.com. 501-666-1761.

On Stage

"The Call" -- Annie and Peter are a childless couple in their late 30s who have decided to adopt a baby from Africa when they receive some surprising news about their potential bundle of joy, ends Feb. 11, Arkansas Repertory Theatre. 501-378-0405.

"Never Too Late" -- Through March 17, Murry's Dinner Playhouse. murrysdp.com or 501-562-3131.

"Inherit the Wind" -- Feb. 23-24 and weekends through March 10, The Weekend Theater. weekendtheater.org or 501-74-3761.

"Dirty Dancing" -- The classic story live on stage, March 17-18, Robinson Center Performance Hall. ticketmaster.com.

Family Friendly

"The Snowy Day and Other Stories" -- By Ezra Jack Keats, through Feb. 18, Arkansas Arts Center Children's Theatre. arkansasartscenter.org or 501-372-4000.

Lanterns Festival at Wildwood -- Held over three magical evenings, guests are transported to far away lands and times as they stroll through the beautifully lit pathways of Wildwood's gardens. Cultural vistas feature live entertainment, food, drink, games and more throughout the Park's Butler Arboretum and inside the Lucy Lockett Cabe Festival Theatre, March 2-4, Wildwood Park for the Arts. wildwoodpark.org.

Mindbender Mansion -- An eclectic place full of puzzles, brainteasers, and interactive challenges guaranteed to test the brain power and problem-solving skills of even the most experienced puzzlers, through April 2, Museum of Discovery. museumofdiscovery.org or

LIVE! in LR

Miranda Lambert -- March 10, Verizon Arena. 501-975-9000.

Winter Jam -- With Skillet, Building 429, Kari Jobe and John Crist, March 11, Verizon Arena. 501-975-9000.

An Evening With Jason Mraz -- March 31, Robinson Center Performance Hall. ticketmaster.com.

Laugh Out Loud

Platinum Comedy Tour -- With Mike Epps with Earthquake, Rickey Smiley, Michael Blackson and Bruce Bruce, March 23, Verizon Arena. ticketmaster.com.

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Kansas City

(visitkc.com)

On Show

"Through the Eyes of Picasso" -- Exploring Pablo Picasso''s lifelong fascination with African and Oceanic art, uniting his paintings and sculpture with art that had a seminal impact on his own creative exploration, through April 8, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. 816-751-1278.

Revolutions! 1917 -- A centennial exhibition showcasing the incredible events that occurred worldwide from America's official entry into the war and Russia's upheavals from an Imperial state to Bolshevik rule, through April 8, National World War I Museum and Memorial. 816-888-8100.

"The Three-Dimensional Imagination of Donna Moore" -- Based in Kansas City, Moore was one of the most prolific toy designers of the late 20th century and her products were sold all over the world, through June 3, National Museum of Toys and Miniatures. 816-235-8006.

On Stage

"The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" -- The story of 15-year-old Christopher, a boy with an extraordinary brain who is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped for dealing with everyday life, through Feb. 18, Kansas City Repertory Theatre. 816-235-1453.

"Dixie's Never Wear a Tube Top While Riding a Mechanical Bull" -- A one-woman show with Dixie Longate, Feb. 13-18, Starlight Theatre. 816-363-7827.

"Broadway's Next Hit Musical" -- The only unscripted theatrical awards show, Feb. 27-March 4, Starlight Theatre. 816-363-7827.

"Finding Neverland" -- The story behind Peter Pan's creator, Feb. 27-March 4, Kansas City Convention & Entertainment Facilities. Presented by Theater League. 816-421-1801.

Broadway's Golden Age -- March 1-18, Musical Theater Heritage at Crown Center. 816-221-6987.

In Concert

"Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" In Concert -- With the Kansas City Symphony, Feb. 15-18, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. 816-471-0400.

Sweet Honey in the Rock -- A performance ensemble rooted in African American history and culture, Feb. 23, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center. 816-235-6222.

Classic Concert -- Bernstein, Prokofiev and Schumann with the Kansas City Symphony, Feb. 23-25, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. 816-471-0400.

Family Friendly

Planet Comicon -- The region''s largest comic book and pop culture convention, Feb. 16-18, Kansas City Convention & Entertainment Facilities. 816-598-5334.

Darcy Lynn & Friends -- Winner of "America's Got Talent," Feb. 18, Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland. 816-471-9703.

Harlem Globetrotters -- Feb. 24-25, Sprint Center. 816-949-7140.

Funville -- "What Do You Want to Be," through May 6, Crown Center. 816-274-8444.

LIVE! in KC

Brad Paisley -- The continuation of his highly successful Weekend Warrior World Tour with Dustin Lynch, Chase Bryant and Lindsay Ell, Feb. 16, Sprint Center. 816-949-7140.

Peter Cetera -- From 1968 to 1986, he was the singer, songwriter and bass player for the legendary rock group Chicago and a solo artist since 1986, Feb. 18, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. 816-994-7222.

A Day to Remember -- Over the course of the past several years, each of A Day To Remember's releases have hit No. 1 on Billboard's Rock, Indie and/or Alternative charts, Feb. 22, Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland. 816-471-9703.

Tobymac -- With Danny Gokey, Mandisa, Ryan Stevenson and Finding Favour, Feb. 23, Sprint Center. 816-949-7140.

Lee Brice -- His latest album, '"I Don't Dance,'" is a showcase for his painstaking approach to writing and recording, Feb. 23, Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland. 816-471-9703.

Gloria Trevi -- With Alejandra Guzmans, March 14, Sprint Center. 816-949-7140.

Pink -- March 15, Sprint Center. 816-949-7140.

Winter Jam Spectacular -- Christian musicÂ’'s biggest annual tour, March 16, Sprint Center. 816-949-7140.

Miranda Lambert -- March 17, Sprint Center. 816-949-7140.

Eagles -- March 19, Sprint Center. 816-949-7140.

-- Becca Martin-Brown

bmartin@nwadg.com

NAN What's Up on 02/11/2018

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