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Arts and Entertainment

Weekend Outlook January 26-28, 2018

Anne Valente

The Moon City Press Reading Series will present author, Anne Valente, tonight (1/26) at 7 in the Plaster Student Union Theater.  Admission is free.  Click here for details.

Dr. Chris Barnhart, biology professor at Missouri State University, will discuss natural history highlights of New Zealand today (1/26) at 4 in Temple Hall, Room 003. 

The HBA Home Show is today through Sunday (1/26-1/28) at the Springfield Expo Center. 

Titus Andronicus continues this weekend at the Springfield Art Museum.  It’s one of Shakespeare’s earliest and most savage plays. 

The Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, Arkansas will present “An Evening with Spencer Bohren” tonight (1/26) at 7.  According to the description on the venue’s website, Bohren’s “ability to animate the musicians and singers from the past with both respectful readings of their music and spellbinding stories is legendary.”

West Side Story, presented by Springfield Little Theatre, continues through February 4 at the Landers Theatre. 

The Joplin Public Library, 1901 E. 20th, and Post Art Library are currently displaying the Colorful Collection of Tapestries from the United States by Brad Mace and a collection of Hopi Kachina dolls and Native American baskets from the Spiva Arts Center.  For more information, click here.

The 28th annual Benefit the Badge Tournament will be held today through Sunday (1/26-1/28) at Hollister High School, 2112 State Highway BB. 

The Missouri Department of Conservation will hold an Eagle Days event tomorrow (1/27) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Stella Veterans Memorial Park, 774 Ozark St. in Stella, MO. 

El Monstero:  The Definitive Pink Floyd Tribute will be at the Gillioz Theatre tomorrow night (1/27) at 8. 

Evening of Hope, Lost and Found Grief Center’s annual charity auction, will be held tomorrow night (1/27) at 5:30 at the White River Conference Center, 600 W. Sunshine.   

The Springfield Conservation Nature Center’s Conservation TEENS will go on a birding hike at the nature center tomorrow (1/27) from 10 to 2.  To learn more or to register, (417) 888-4237. 

The Greater Springfield Garage Sale will be held tomorrow and Sunday (1/27-1/28) at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds. 

The Springfield-Greene County Park Board will offer tours of Ritter Springs Cave tomorrow and Sunday (1/27-1/28) for ages 12 and up.  The tour requires extended periods of time in tight spaces, and you’ll get completely covered in mud. 

A Parent/Child Duo Inventor Workshop will be held tomorrow (1/27) at the Discovery Center of Springfield.  Participants will design and print 3-D prototypes. 

Kids in grades K-8 are invited to “Yarnapalooza” tomorrow (1/27) at 11 a.m.  Yarn will be available to make a variety of crafts. 

The program, “Mammals of Missouri:  What the Groundhog Says,” will start tomorrow morning (1/27) at 11 at the Shepherd of the Hills Conservation Center, 483 Hatchery Rd. in Branson.  Learn about the origins of Groundhog Day, groundhog myths and more. 

Drury Women's Basketball will host William Jewell at 1, and the men's team will host William Jewell at 3 at the O'Reilly Family Event Center.  For more information, click here.

The documentary, “Ex Libis:  The New York Public Library,” will be shown at the Moxie Cinema, 305 S. Campbell, in collaboration with the Springfield-Greene County Library.  There will be a 15 minute discussion before the film.  Admission rates apply.  To learn more, click here.

A Bird Banding Demonstration by the Missouri River Bird Observatory will be held tomorrow (1/27) from 1 to 4 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center, 4601 S. Nature Center Way.  No registration is required.  To learn more, (417) 888-4237. 

Tomorrow (1/27) is National Seed Swap Day, and the Springfield-Greene County Library will take part by hosting a seed swap from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library.  Take seeds to swap with other gardeners. 

Yoga in Nature will be held tomorrow morning (1/27) at 9:30 at Wildcat Glades Conservation Nature Center, 201 W. Riviera Dr. in Joplin. 

George Washington Carver National Monument in Diamond, MO will present the program, “African American Trailblazers” tomorrow and Sunday (1/27-1/28) at 1.  Explore some of the many contributions and accomplishments of African Americans. 

The Missouri State men’s basketball team will host Southern Illinois tomorrow (1/27) at 5 p.m. at JQH Arena.  For ticket information, (417) 836-7678 or

The Missouri State women’s tennis will host SIU Edwardsville Sunday (1/28) from 1 to 4 at Cooper Tennis Complex. For ticket information, (417) 836-7678 or

The 15th annual MSU-West Plains Trivia Night will be held tomorrow night (1/27) at 6:30 at the West Plains Civic Center.  

Bright Star Children’s Touring Theater will present Aesop’s Fables Sunday afternoon (1/28) at 1:30 at the Library Center. 

The third annual “Secret Screening” to benefit Isabel’s House will be held Sunday (1/28) at 5.