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Weekend Outlook November 22-24, 2019

Sam Howzit

The Cup ‘O Cheer Homes Tour, Market and Tea, to benefit Ronald McDonald House of the Ozarks, will be held Friday (11/22) from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.  Tickets are $40.  

The Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is Friday night (11/22) at 7 at the Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East in Springfield.  The production is described as having “world-class artists, over 200 dazzling costumes, stunning sets, towering puppets and soaring birds.” 

The FEZtival of Trees will be held Friday (11/22) from 3 to 8 p.m., Saturday (11/23) from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday (11/24) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Abou Ben Adhem Shrine Mosque, 601 E. St. Louis.  It will offer live entertainment, photos with Santa and a Christmas Shopping Village.  Admission is $5, and kids 12 and younger get in free.   

The Missouri State Lady Bears will host Santa Clara Friday night (11/22) at 6 at JQH Arena.  Learn more here.  

The Missouri State volleyball team will host Southern Illinois Friday night (11/22) at 6 at Hammons Student Center.  Find out more here.  

The Missouri State Ice Hockey Bears will host Central Oklahoma Friday and Saturday night (11/22-11/23) at 7 at Jordan Valley Ice Park.  

The Harvest Beer Fest, featuring several local breweries, will be held Friday night (11/22) from 7 to 10 at The Barley House at Moon Town Crossing, 3060 N. Kentwood.  Admission is $30.  

Supernatural Live Parodies presents “A Very Supernatural Christmas” Friday and Saturday night (11/22-11/23) at 7:30 at Nathan P. Murphy’s, 218 S. Campbell in Springfield.  

A Class Act Productions presents “Grave Tales” Friday and Saturday night (11/22-11/23) at 9:30 at Nathan P. Murphy’s, 218 S. Campbell in Springfield.  

Springfield Little Theatre presents “A Kid’s Life!” through Sunday (11/24) at the Judith Enyeart Reynolds School for the Performing Arts, 237 S. Florence in Springfield.  Showtimes are Friday (11/22) at 7 p.m., Saturday (11/23) at 2 and 4 and Sunday (11/24) at 2.  

Springfield Improv presents “A Brand New Life,” Friday night (11/22) at 7 and “As the Noun Verbs” at 9.  “Springfield Improv-the Musical” is Saturday night (11/23) at 7:30 and “Big and Tall Show” will start at 9.  

The Antique Festival of the Ozarks will be held Friday through Sunday (11/22-11/24) at the Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.  

Drury University Jazz Combos will present a concert Friday night (11/22) at 6 at C-Street Gallery, 233 E. Commercial in Springfield.  

The program, “I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie,” will be held Friday morning (11/22) at 10 at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library.  Kids six and younger will listen to stories about Thanksgiving and sing songs and take part in other activities.  

The Missouri State University Theatre and Dance Department presents “Comedy of Errors” through Sunday (11/24) in the Craig Hall Coger Theatre.  

The Missouri State football team will host Indiana State Saturday afternoon (11/23) at 2 at Plaster Stadium.  Bearfest Village will open at 11 a.m. to the north of the stadium.  Learn more here.  

The Drury University men’s basketball team will host Blackburn College in an exhibition game Saturday afternoon (11/23) at 3 at the O’Reilly Family Event Center.  Find out more here.  

Adults are invited to the program, “Wreath Making,” Saturday morning (11/23) at 10 at the Republic Branch Library.  Create a wreath to keep or give as a gift.  Registration is required.  

Kansas City-based artist, Shawn Bitter, will lead a tour of his exhibit, “Burn Out,” while sharing his artistic process and inspiration for his work Saturday afternoon (11/23) at 1 at the Springfield Art Museum.  

The MO Mac and Cheese Fest to benefit the Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation is Saturday (11/23) from 11 to 2 at Relics Event Center, 2015 W. Battlefield in Springfield.  Admission is $15 in advance or $20 at the door.  

The Little Acorns program, “Wonderful Whitetails,” for kids three to six-years-old, will be held Saturday afternoon (11/23) at 1 at the Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center, 201 W. Riviera Dr. in Joplin.  

The Lebanon Christmas Parade will be held Saturday morning (11/23) at 11.  This year’s theme is “A Christmas Wish.”

The 55th annual Ozark Christmas Parade is Saturday night (11/23) at 5:30.  The theme is “Peace.”  The route is from Ozark Bank on Jackson St., to 3rd St. on onto the square.  

The Fair Grove Branch Library will host “Tabletop Gaming Day” Saturday (11/23) from noon to 4 at the Fair Grove Branch Library.  

The Festival of Lights Kick-Off and Mayor’s Tree Lighting will be held Saturday night (11/23) on Park Central Square in Springfield.  Live performances start at 6:30, and the tree will be lit at 7:30.  The night also includes readings of the “Twas the Night Before Christmas” at the Park Central Branch Library, free carriage rides and free ice skating (skate rental is $3).  

The 6th Annual Hot Rod Holiday car show will be held Saturday (11/23) from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday (11/24) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.  

Springfield Ballet presents The Nutcracker Cookies and Cocoa Sunday afternoon (11/24) at 2 at 3909 E. Cherry.  Guests will enjoy sweet treats, hot cocoa, a reading of the holiday story with special abridged performances of “The Nutcracker,” a holiday boutique to kick off holiday shopping and raffle baskets including an American Girl doll, a family basket and something just for boys.  

The Essentials Film Series at the Moxie Cinema, 305 S. Campbell in Springfield, will feature the 1990 film, “Goodfellas,” Sunday night (11/24) at 8 and Monday afternoon (11/25) at 4.  

A coding class for kids in grades two through six will be held Sunday (11/25) from 2 to 5 at the Library Center.  They’ll discover their coding superpowers during an afternoon with Wonder Woman and other superheroes.  

The Lebanon Concert Association presents Alliance Brass Sunday afternoon (11/24) at 3 at the Cowan Civic Center in Lebanon.  Tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for students.