The Springfield Conservation Nature Center, 4601 S. Nature Center Way in Springfield, will host an “Owl Prowl and Evening Stroll” Friday night (1/11) from 6 to 9. Dickerson Park Zoo docents will offer two indoor programs at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m., and the trails will be open and patrolled. Take a flashlight.
The Missouri State Ice Bears, MSU ice hockey teams, will host Iowa State Friday and Saturday (1/11-1/12) at Jordan Valley Ice Park, 635 E. Trafficway in Springfield. Find out more here.
Studio Live on KSMU at noon Friday (1/11) will feature the local band, Sunset to Burns, and they’ll perform at the Backlot at Alamo Drafthouse, 4005 S. Avenue in Springfield, Friday night at 6. Learn more here.
Wild Bob’s Musical Book Club will host an event Friday (1/11) at 6:30 p.m. at Lindberg’s Tavern, 318 W. Commercial. Each month, musicians read a book and write and perform songs based on it. This month’s book is “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” by Mark Haddon.
The Missouri Solo Play Festival will feature “Liz and Lady Bird: Whistlestop 1964” Friday (1/11) at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday (1/12) at 2 p.m. at Springfield Contemporary Theatre, 431 S. Jefferson #136.
The Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library will host “Learn it! Self-Paced Tutorials” Friday (1/11) from 1 to 3 for adults. Choose what you want to learn and work at your own pace. Topics include Basic Skills, Windows 10, Microsoft Office, Quickbooks, Gmail, Photoshop and more.
The 11th annual Sport, Boat and Travel Show will be held Friday through Sunday (1/11-1/13) at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.
The Drury University women's basketball team will host Lewis University Saturday (1/12) at 1 p.m. at the O'Reilly Family Event Center. Find out more here.
The Drury University men’s basketball team will host Lewis University Saturday (1/12) at 3 p.m. at the O’Reilly Family Event Center. Learn more here.
Mercy Springfield will host a free “Medicare, ‘Getting Started,’ Seminar” Saturday (1/11) at 9 a.m. at Hammons Heart Institute, 1325 E. Cherokee in Springfield.
Moxie Mornings starts Saturday (1/12) at 10 a.m. at the Moxie Cinema, 305 S. Campbell in downtown Springfield. Kids two to six-years-old will watch an innovative short film and participate in hands-on art making.
The Springfield Sertoma Trivia Night will be held Saturday (1/12) at 5:30 p.m. at the Sertoma Event Center, 1645 W. Republic Rd., suite B2.
A benefit show for the Branson Regional Arts Council, featuring ventriloquist, Jim Barber, will be held Saturday (1/12) at 2 and 7 p.m. at the Historic Owen Theatre in downtown Branson.
The Humane Society of Southwest Missouri will host a Rabies and Vaccination Station Saturday (1/12) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 3161 W. Norton Rd. in Springfield. Microchipping and vaccinations will be available for a fee.
The Accidentals and National Park Radio will present a concert Saturday night (1/12) at the Historic Fox Theatre on Park Central Square in Springfield. Admission is $5.
A Collector’s Talk featuring Philip Laber, in conjunction with the exhibit, El Grabado: Contemporary Cuban Printmaking,” will be held Saturday (1/12) at 2 p.m. at the Springfield Art Museum. The exhibit runs through March 17.
Springfield Little Theatre will host “A Frozen Frenzy,” a winter princess event, Saturday (1/12) at 2 p.m. at 237 S. Florence in Springfield. The event will feature princess performances, face painting, prize drawings, a “Frozen” sing-along, a costume parade and more. Tickets are required.
The sixth annual Mock Caldecott will be held Saturday (1/12) from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Library Center in Springfield. The event will include a discussion of what makes the best illustrated book of the year, and those who attend will decide which book should win the Springfield Caldecott Medal.
The Springfield Conservation Nature Center invites anyone 18 and older to go on a guided five-mile hike Saturday (1/12) at Ha Ha Tonka State Park. Participants will meet at the Nature Center and carpool. Registration is required.
Adults are invited to “Macrame for Beginners” Saturday (1/12) at 2 p.m. at the Park Central Branch Library. Materials will be provided.
The Springfield Symphony will present “Does Art Give Life Meaning?” featuring the 2018 Hellam Young Artists’ Competition winner, Graeme Steele Johnson, Saturday (1/12) at 7 p.m. at the Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts.
STEAM Train, for kids in first through sixth grade, will be held Saturday (1/12) at 2 p.m. at the Library Station. Attendees will learn how snowflakes form, make snow and complete snow-themed STEAM challenges.
The Mad Dog Demolition Derby will be held Saturday (1/12) at 7:30 p.m. at the Cowan Civic Center in Lebanon.
“The Journey Continues: African American History of Springfield” will be held Sunday (1/13) at 3 p.m. at the Library Station. Missouri State University sociology professors, Lyle Foster and Tim Knapp, will discuss their project, “The Journey Continues,” which examines the experiences of African-Americans living in Springfield.
The Brandon Street Stompers will give a concert Sunday (1/13) at 3 p.m. at King’s Way United Methodist Church, 2401 S. Lone Pine in Springfield.
Country singer, Cody Johnson, with Tracy Byrd and Randall King, will be at JQH Arena Sunday (1/13) at 7:30 p.m. Get details here.