Weekend Guide: Jan. 12 18

Enjoy an interactive whodunit murder mystery dinner at Pythian Castle on Friday night.(Photo: File photo)

THURSDAY 19

Books & Brew, 4 p.m., Mother’s Brewery, 215 S. Grant Ave. Enjoy a cold glass of beer and a book based in or about Missouri. “High Bloods” by John Farris. Free. 417-882-0714

Heart of America Dairy Expo, 6 p.m., Ramada Plaza Hotel & Oasis Convention Center, 2546 N. Glenstone Ave. Hosted by the Missouri Dairy Association. Dairy farmers and family attend for free. Allied industry representatives' registration is $40. 636-519-9300. http://www.heartofamericadairy.org

“Miracle at Jasper City,” 7 p.m., Stained Glass Theatre, 1996 W. Evangel St., Ozark. A famous gunslinger finds Christ but can’t escape his past. Tickets $9-$12. 417-581-9192

Open Auditions: Springfield Ballet’s Alice in Wonderland, 7:10 p.m., Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway. Mandatory parent/performer meeting, 7:45 p.m. Audition ages 11+, en pointe. All students who audition must be enrolled in dance technique classes (not necessarily at Springfield Ballet). Free. Ashley Paige Romines, 417-862-1343 or apromines@springfieldballet.org

FRIDAY 20

“9 to 5: The Musical,” 7:30 p.m., Springfield Little Theatre, 311 E Walnut St. Set in the late 1970s, this story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic. Tickets $12-$30. 417-869-1334

“Blackbird,” 7:30 p.m., Springfield Contemporary Theatre, 302 E. Pershing St. Guilt, rage, and raw emotions run high as the dramatic leads recollect the passionate inappropriate relationship they had 15 years ago. Tickets $10-$25. 417-831-8001

Blue Room Comedy presents Greg Warren, 7:30 p.m., Blue Room Comedy Club at Billiards of Springfield, 541 E. St. Louis St. Comedian most recently seen on "Late Night with Seth Meyers," "The Late Late Show" and "Comedy Central Presents" has built a strong fan base with an act inspired by his Midwestern upbringing. Tickets $20;$25 VIP. 417-986-4866

Heart of America Dairy Expo, 8 a.m., Ramada Plaza Hotel & Oasis Convention Center, 2546 N. Glenstone Ave. Hosted by the Missouri Dairy Association. Dairy farmers and family attend for free. Allied industry representatives' registration is $40. 636-519-9300. http://www.heartofamericadairy.org

“Miracle at Jasper City,” 7 p.m., Stained Glass Theatre, 1996 W. Evangel St., Ozark. A famous gunslinger finds Christ but can’t escape his past. Tickets $9-$12. 417-581-9192

Murder Mystery Dinner, 7:15-9:30 p.m., Pythian Castle, 1451 E. Pythian St. Figure out who-dun-it at a historic castle while enjoying a three-course meal. This interactive show has parts open to the audience. Tickets $43.04-$46.27. Register at https://www.pythiancastle.com/calendar.html; 417-865-1464

Nixa Christian Church Family Game Night, 6-10 p.m., Nixa Christian Church, 400 Northview Road, Nixa. A night of games, snacks and fellowship. Bring your favorite board or card games, along with snacks to share. Free. 417-725-2850

Protest Trump's Inauguration, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Park Central Square, Springfield. Participants will meet in the square, march to the News-Leader down Boonville Avenue, then to the Greene County Courthouse, Police Department on Chestnut, down Jefferson and then Trafficway to the Federal Courthouse and the back to the square via St. Louis. Free. https://www.facebook.com/events/1383536388345277/

PURSUIT Men’s Conference, 6:30 p.m., Ridgecrest Baptist Church, 2210 W. Republic Road. Best-selling author Steve Farrar headlines Ridgecrest Baptist’s first men’s conference, with the aim to equip men to be spiritual leaders of their families and churches. $20 in advance; $30 at the door. 417-887-2317; ridgecrestbaptist.org/events; http://www.risingent.net

Republic Pregnancy Resource Center 4th Annual Banquet, 6-8 p.m., Calvary Baptist Church, 804 W. U.S. 60, Republic. Entertainment provided by Bob Lovett & Red Letter Edition. Tickets $10. 417-732-5993

Standing with Our Neighbors, 9-10 a.m., Drury University Center, Historic Washington Avenue Baptist Church, 1722 N. National Ave. Nonpartisan, interfaith service hosted by Faith Voices and SWMO and NAACP Springfield Branch. Free. 417-866-2750

MSU Chorale Performance Watch Party, 10:30 a.m., MSU Plaster Student Union Theater, 901 S. National Ave. Come support the MSU Chorus and watch their performance at the 45th presidential inauguration. Free. 417-836-5885

Space Camp!, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Springfield Little Theatre at the Landers, 311 E. Walnut. We’ll create a stellar performance and engineer some great space gadgets. Drop-in event for ages 5-12. $30. Register by calling 417-869-3869, ext. 15

Space Jam, 8 p.m., Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East. Part of the Gillioz movie series. Tickets $5; $12 VIP. 417-863-9491 http://gillioz.org

Springfield Improv:

Use Your Words with

Down the Rabbit Hole, 8 p.m. ($10) and

No Strings Attached, 10 p.m. ($5), Springfield Improv Theater, 308 South Ave. 417-872-2658

SATURDAY 21

“9 to 5 the Musical,” 7:30 p.m., Springfield Little Theatre, 311 E Walnut St. Set in the late 1970s, this story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic. Tickets $12-$30. 417-869-1334

417 Magazine’s 6th Annual Whiskey Fest, 5-8 p.m., White River Conference Center at Bass Pro, 600 W. Sunshine St. Sample over 200 premium and super-premium spirits, beer samples, educational seminars and buff up on modern man luxuries from the Dapper Barber. VIP early admittance tickets are available. Tickets $25-$160. 417-883-7417; Tickets 417tix.com

Application Session, 9-11 a.m., Habitat for Humanity of Springfield, 2410 S. Scenic Ave. Come find out how to buy a home with a 0% interest loan. Free. Register 417-829-4001, ext 105.

“Blackbird,” 7:30 p.m., Springfield Contemporary Theatre, 302 E. Pershing St. Guilt, rage, and raw emotions run high as the dramatic leads recollect the passionate inappropriate relationship they had 15 years ago. Tickets $10-$25. 417-831-8001

Blue Room Comedy presents Greg Warren, 8 p.m., Blue Room Comedy Club at Billiards of Springfield, 541 E. St. Louis St. Most recently seen on "Late Night with Seth Meyers," "The Late Late Show" and "Comedy Central Presents," Warren has built a strong fan base with an act inspired by his Midwestern upbringing. Tickets $20;$25. 417-986-4866

Cherokee of Arkansas and Missouri District #9 Meet Up, 1 p.m., Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell Ave. Join in with your CAM Tribe District #9 elected officials to become more familiar with upcoming elections and plans for the next four years of meetings. Free. 417-882-0714; http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=212975362057931

A Class Act Productions Live Parodies:

Batman: Desperately Seeking Batman, 7:30-8:30 p.m. and

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: First Date, 9-10 p.m. Springfield Improv Theater, 308 South Ave. Shows are $8 each or double feature $15. Reservations, 417-766-3139

Eagle Days, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Lake Springfield Park Boathouse and Marina, 5324 S. Kissick Ave. Learn about eagles and other migratory birds visiting Lake Springfield this winter. Free. 417-891-1550

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Drop in at the Springfield Art Museum on Saturday for hands-on gallery activities and art-making focused on “The Wood-Fired kiln: A Catalyst for Collaboration” exhibition. (Photo: File photo)

Family Day: Wood-Fired Kiln, 10 a.m.-noon, Springfield Art Museum, 1111 E. Brookside Drive. Drop-in event featuring hands-on gallery activities and art-making focused on “The Wood-Fired kiln: A Catalyst for Collaboration” exhibition. Free. 417-837-5700

Heart of America Dairy Expo, 7 a.m., Ramada Plaza Hotel & Oasis Convention Center, 2546 N. Glenstone Ave. Hosted by the Missouri Dairy Association. Dairy farmers and family attend for free. Allied industry representatives' registration is $40. 636-519-9300. http://www.heartofamericadairy.org

“Miracle at Jasper City,” 2:30 p.m., Stained Glass Theatre, 1996 W. Evangel St., Ozark. A famous gunslinger finds Christ but can’t escape his past. Tickets $9-$12. 417-581-9192

Open Auditions: Springfield Ballet’s Alice in Wonderland, 12:25 p.m., Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway.  Mandatory parent/performer meeting for first-time participants, 12:40 p.m. Mandatory parent/performer meeting for returning participants, 1:15 p.m. Auditions ages 14+, not en pointe. All students who audition must be enrolled in dance technique classes (not necessarily at Springfield Ballet). Free. Ashley Paige Romines, 417-862-1343 or apromines@springfieldballet.org

Ozark Mammals, 10-11:30 a.m., Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery, 483 Hatchery Road, Branson. Learn about Ozarks mammals, take home a mammal track of your own and enjoy a short hike to catch local critters tracks. Reservations: 417-334-4865

PURSUIT men’s conference, 9 a.m., Ridgecrest Baptist Church, 2210 W. Republic Road. Best-selling author Steve Farrar headlines Ridgecrest Baptist’s first men’s conference, with the aim to equip men to be spiritual leaders of their families and churches. $20 in advance; $30 at the door. 417-887-2317 ridgecrestbaptist.org/events; http://www.risingent.net

RK Gun Show, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Ozark Empire Fairgrounds, 3001 N. Grant Ave. Trade, sell and buy firearms, knives and more. Admission $12.50 adults; $6.50 children 6-12. 417-833-2660

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Tech N9ne returns to the Gillioz on Saturday. (Photo: File Photo)

Tech N9ne, 8 p.m., Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East. Kansas City rapper on tour with material from his new album, "The Storm." $35 GA. 417-863-9491; http://gillioz.org

The Jackpot! Ozark Community Awards Banquet, 5:30-9 p.m., Ozarks Community Center, 1530 W. Jackson St., Ozark. Jackpot-themed event hosted by the Ozark Chamber of Commerce and the Finley River Community Foundation, with casino games, live and silent auction and awards ceremony and dinner. Tickets $60. 417-581-6139

The Planning Stages, 2 p.m., Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square. Learn how to conquer the chaos and organize your life in 2017. Two-part series. Free. Register at 417-831-1342

Women’s March on Springfield, 9 a.m.-noon, Springfield Municipal Court, 625 N. Benton Ave. March and rally to coincide with the Women’s March on Washington, D.C. Free. https://www.facebook.com/events/1266006553464206/

SUNDAY 22

“9 to 5 the Musical,” 2 p.m., Springfield Little Theatre, 311 E. Walnut St. Set in the late 1970s, this story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic. Tickets $12-$30. 417-869-1334

“Blackbird,” 2 p.m., Springfield Contemporary Theatre, 302 E. Pershing St. Guilt, rage and raw emotions run high as the dramatic leads recollect the passionate inappropriate relationship they had 15 years ago. Tickets $10-$25. 417-831-8001

Eagle Days, 12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m., Lake Springfield Park Boathouse and Marina, 5324 S. Kissick Ave. Learn about eagles and other migratory birds visiting Lake Springfield this winter. Free. 417-891-1550

“Miracle at Jasper City,” 2:30 p.m., Stained Glass Theatre, 1996 W. Evangel St., Ozark. A famous gunslinger finds Christ but can’t escape his past. Tickets $9-$12. 417-581-9192

RK Gun Show, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Ozark Empire Fairgrounds, 3001 N. Grant Ave. Trade, sell and buy firearms, knives and more. Admission $12.50 adults; $6.50 children 6-12. 417-833-2660

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox, 7:30 p.m., Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East. Rotating music collective that covers modern pop with a retro and vintage twist. Tickets $28.50-$35. 417-863-9491; http://gillioz.org

Singo, 7-10 p.m., The Barnhouse Bar & Grill, 5484 W. Sunshine St. Fusion of bingo and karaoke. Free to play. 417-755-7470

MONDAY 23

Disaster Preparedness, 6-8 p.m., The Fairbanks, 1126 N. Broadway Ave. Gabi Hanes with Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri will provide information on how to make sure you and your family are prepared for the worst. Free. 417-720-1890

Women Who Love To Sing Rehearsal, 6-9 p.m., Central Christian Church Community Room, 1475 N. Washington Ave. Ladies who love to sing, come join the Springfield Metro Chorus for rehearsal. Free. 417-869-7241

TUESDAY 24

Find Your Voice with Ozark Showcase, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Central Christian Church Community Room, 1475 N. Washington Ave. Come sing as their guest with the Ozark Showcase as they celebrate 65 years as a chapter of Sweet Adelines International. Free. 417-869-7421

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella,” 7:30 p.m., Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts, 525 S. John Q. Hammons Parkway. Tony Award-winning Broadway musical based on the classic fairy tale. tickets $29-60; $5 of each ticket sale for this performance will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks. 417-836-7678

Springfield Lutheran School Open House, 6-8 p.m., Springfield Lutheran School, 2852 S. Dayton Ave. Campus tours, program information, student demonstrations, refreshments and teacher meet and greets. Free. 417-883-5717

WEDNESDAY 25

Application Session, 2-5 p.m., Springfield Affordable Housing Center, 300 E. Central St. Come find out how to buy a home with a 0% interest loan. Free. Register at 417-829-4001, ext 105

Campus Conflict Workshop Series: Personality Types in Conflict, noon-1 p.m., Missouri State University Plaster Student Union, 901 S. National Ave. Understand the impact that a person’s personality type has on their reactions and perceptions. Free. 417-836-8831 http://missouristate.edu

Good Hearts Knitting Circle, noon, Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square. Knitting red hats for babies born in February as part of the American Heart Association’s Little Hats, Big Hearts program. Free. 417-831-1342

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella,” 7:30 p.m., Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts, 525 S. John Q. Hammons Parkway. Tony Award-winning Broadway musical based on the classic fairy tale. Tickets $29-$60. 417-836-7678

They’re Still Downtown, 7 p.m., Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell Ave. A look at downtown Springfield’s 10 longest-running businesses and organizations. Free. 417-882-0714; http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=212975362057931

ONGOING

Air and Military Museum of the Ozarks, noon-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 2305 E. Kearney St. Admission: $5; $3 for ages 6-12; ages 5 and younger free. 417-864-7997

Artists Recovering Through 12 Steps, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Mondays, The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway. For writers, painters and all artists desiring to achieve their creative potential. Free. 417-881-7070

2017 Coffee Crawl, 6:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Runs until Jan. 21. Various venues throughout Springfield. Purchase a punch card and enjoy free offers, treats and reduced cost coffee. Benefits DreamIT, MakeIt. $10. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1595207980785593/ for list of venues.

Dewey Short Visitor Center at Table Rock Lake, Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. during January and February. 4500 MO-165, Branson.

Dickerson Park Zoo, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. 1401 W. Norton Road. Tickets: Adults and teens, $12; children ages 3-12, $8; age 60 and older, $8. Children age 2 and younger and Friends of the Zoo members admitted free. 417-833-1570; dickersonparkzoo.org

Discovery Center of Springfield, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday. 438 St. Louis St. An interactive, hands-on science museum for people of all ages. Admission: Adults, $12; children age 3-15, $8; senior citizens (60 and older), $10; military personnel, $7.

Fantastic Caverns, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, 4872 N. Farm Road 125. Admission: $23.50; $15.50 children ages 6-12; free for ages 5 and younger with paid adult. 417-833-2010; fantasticcaverns.com

Farmers Market of the Ozarks, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, 2144 E. Republic Road. 417-316-1557; loveyourfarmer.com

9th Annual Hearts for the Arts, Jan. 13-Feb. 3. The Creamery, 411 N. Sherman Parkway. Live and online bidding for the Springfield Regional Arts Councils arts education fundraiser. Pieces up for bids will be on display at the Creamery. 417-862-2787 http://springfieldarts.org/call-artists-hearts-arts-beaus-and-eros

History Museum on the Square, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 155 Park Central Square. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children, free for members. 417-831-1976; historymuseumonthesquare.org

Route 66 Car Museum, Winter schedule 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 1634 W. College St. Classic and sports cars on exhibit along with gift shop and auto memorabilia. Admission $15; $13 for veterans and seniors; $5 for children.

Smitty’s Boxing Classes for Elderly, Parkinson’s and MS patients, 9-10 a.m. Monday-Thursday, Smitty’s Mid-West Boxing Gym, 1135 E. Commercial St. It has been proven that boxing helps those with Parkinson’s and Smitty’s wants to offer that service to the community. 417-268-0941

Springfield Art Museum, 1-5 p.m. Sunday; closed Monday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m Thursday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 1111 E. Brookside Drive. 417-837-5700; sgfmuseum.org

Springfield Botanical Gardens, Nathanael Greene Park, Garden and grounds open sunrise-sunset. Botanical Center hours 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. 2400 S. Scenic Ave. Free admission. 417-891-1515; parkboard.org/botanical; FriendsoftheGarden.org

Springfield Conservation Nature Center, Visitors center open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; closed Sunday-Monday. Trails open 8 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. 4601 S. Nature Center Way. 417-888-4237

Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield, Visitor Center hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the Tour Road is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., 6424 W. Farm Road 182, Republic.

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