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Weekend Outlook January 21-23, 2011

  • Watch college basketball or ice hockey
  • Attend a dance performance
  • Hear live music
  • Fold origami
  • Look for bald eagles
  • Learn about vegetable gardening

  • The Missouri State Lady Bears will host Wichita State tonight (1/21) at 7:05 at JQH Arena. For tickets, 836-7678.
  • The Missouri State Hockey Bears will take on Southern Illinois-Edwardsville tonight and tomorrow night (1/21 & 1/22) at 7 at Mediacom Ice Park. For ticket information, 866-7444 or visit
  • The Inertia Dance Company will perform at the Vandivort Center Theatre tonight and tomorrow night (1/21-1/22) at 7:30. For ticket information, 831-8001 or visit
  • Berch, an alternative rock band, will be at the West Plains Civic Center tonight (1/21) at 8. Admission is $5. For details, 255-7966.
  • A dance is held each Friday night at 7 at the West Plains Senior Center. Admission is $4, and all ages are welcome.
  • Learn how to fold origami tonight (1/21) at 7 at the Park Central Branch Library. Registration is required—831-1342.
  • The Missouri State University men’s basketball team will face Creighton tomorrow afternoon (1/22) at 4:05 at JQH Arena. For tickets, 836-7678.
  • Learn about bald eagles and try to spot one in the wild during Eagle Days tomorrow and Sunday (1/22-1/23). There will be public programs featuring two of Dickerson Park Zoo’s eagles hourly from 9 to 3 tomorrow and 12:30 to 3:30 Sunday at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center. Spotting scopes will be set up at the Lake Springfield Boathouse and Arena between 9 and 4 tomorrow and 12:30 to 4:30 Sunday. For more information, 888-4237.
  • Lin Waterhouse will talk about her new book West Plains Dance Hall Explosion and then host a book signing tomorrow afternoon (1/22) at 2 at the West Plains Public Library.
  • A master gardener will discuss vegetable gardening basics during the program “Ready to Garden: Vegetable Gardening for Beginners” tomorrow afternoon (1/22) at 1 at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library. To register, 862-0135.
  • The Ozarks Area Racers Reunion will be at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds West E-Plex tomorrow (1/22). Doors open at 4 and the program starts at 7. For details,
  • Missouri State University-West Plains will celebrate Homecoming 2011 during the Grizzly game against Three Rivers Community College tomorrow night (1/22) at 7 at the West Plains Civic Center. For more information, 255-7233.
  • Drury University will host a Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium tomorrow (1/22) from 8 am to 1:15 pm. For details,
  • Smithsonian’s Journey Stories is at the Webb City Public Library through February 19th. The exhibit explores how and why we came to be where we are. Tomorrow afternoon (1/22) at 2, Dr. Thomas Gubbels from Lincoln University will present “Lifting Missouri Out of the Mud—Route 66 and other Highways.” To learn more, 763-5866.
  • The Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity at MSU will host a Pre-Law Symposium tomorrow afternoon (1/22) at 1 in the Plaster Student Union Ballroom. The event will feature law schools from across the region as well as test preparation companies to help prepare prospective law students.
  • Members of New Orleans’ Hot 8 Brass Band will present a master class for high school and college-level brass students tomorrow afternoon (1/22) at 1 at the Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts. To learn more about the free class, call 836-5711.
  • The Hot 8 Brass Band will be in concert tomorrow night (1/22) at 8 at the Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts. For tickets, 836-7678.
  • The Jazz Educators’ Big Band and The Little Hoovers’ Big Band will present a jazz concert Sunday afternoon (1/23) at 3 in Clara Thompson Hall on the Drury campus. Joining the groups will be guest vocalist Tamra Holden-Tinoco. Admission is free.