Weekend Outlook February 23-25, 2018

Feb 23, 2018

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The 28th annual Lawn and Garden Show is today and tomorrow (2/23-2/24) from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday (2/25) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds. 

Author Gayle Harper will share stores from her 90 days along the Mississippi River during the Nature and the Arts program, “Roadtrip with a Raindrop,” tonight (2/23) at 7 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.  To register, (417) 888-4237. 

A Chinese Cuisine Workshop will be held this morning (2/23) at 10 at Missouri State University’s Siceluff Hall, room 124, with traditional Chinese recipes and tastings.  Admission is free. 

A Chinese Dumpling and Tea Workshop starts today (2/23) at noon in Siceluff Hall, room 124, on the MSU campus.  Admission is free. 

MSU Lady Bears Basketball will host Southern Illinois tonight (2/23) at 7:05 at JQH Arena.  For ticket information, (417) 836-7678 or missouristatetix.com.

The Community Partnership Open will be held tonight (2/23) from 6 to 10 at the Oasis Inn & Convention Center, 2546 N. Glenstone in Springfield.  Play 19 holes of indoor mini golf and enjoy food and drinks, casino games, a silent and live auction, raffle prizes a cash bar and more. 

The 37th annual Sertoma Chili Cook Off is today and tomorrow (2/23-2/24) at the Springfield Expo Center with chili sampling and the KSMU Acoustic Stage. 

Drury Jazz Combos will perform at the C-Street Gallery tonight (2/23) at 6.  Admission is free.  Learn more here.

Bull Blast 2018 is today through Sunday (2/23-2/25) at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds. 

Springfield Little Theatre presents “Tony ‘n Tina’s Wedding” through tomorrow (2/24) at The Old Glass Place, 521 E. St. Louis in downtown Springfield. 

MSU’s Theater and Dance Department presents “The Crucible” through March 7 in the Craig Hall Balcony Theatre. 

Drury University presents “The Fantasticks” through March 3 in the Sunderland Black Box Theatre. 

The LJ Jenkins Bull Riding Tour Season World Finals will be at Joplin’s Memorial Hall tonight and tomorrow night (2/23-2/24) at 6:30. 

The Ultimate Springfield Cave Tour will be held tomorrow and Sunday (2/24-2/25) at Ritter Springs, Doling and Sequiota Parks.  Registration is required by today (2/23).  

The Springfield Conservation Nature Center invites anyone 18 and older on a volunteer naturalist-led six mile hike at Bennett Springs State Park tomorrow (2/24).  To register, (417) 888-4237. 

Vulture Venture will be held tomorrow (2/24) from noon to 5 at Shepherd of the Hills Conservation Center, 483 Hatchery Rd. in Branson.  See one of the largest winter roosts of vultures in Missouri.  There will also be indoor games, trivia and activities. 

See a presentation of traditional Chinese dances tomorrow (2/24) at 12:15 in Siceluff Hall, room 124, on the Missouri State University Campus. Admission is free. 

A Traditional Chinese Instrument Demonstration will start at 2 p.m. tomorrow (2/24) in Siceluff Hall, room 124, on the MSU campus.  Members of the Chinese Students and Scholars Association will provide demonstrations of traditional Chinese instruments and songs.  Admission is free. 

Learn Tai Chi during a workshop tomorrow afternoon (2/24) at 2:30 in MSU’s Siceluff Hall, room 124. 

The program, “Learning through Leadership,” will be held tomorrow (2/24) at 1 at George Washington Carver National Monument in Diamond.  Join a park ranger to learn how George Washington Carver, despite his challenging beginnings, worked towards bettering the global community through his life work and passion, proving him to be a leader in his time and beyond. 

George Washington Carver National Monument in Diamond will present “Wonders of the Night Sky” tomorrow night (2/24) AT 6:30.  Learn about celestial navigation, star stories and the effects of light pollution. A brief slide show will be followed by an outside constellation tour. 

A Severe Weather Expo will start tomorrow morning (2/24) at 10 at the Battlefield Mall’s JC Penney East Court.  Learn what to do in case of severe weather. 

CASA of the 14th Judicial District will host a Chili Cook Off tomorrow night (2/24) from 5 to 8 at the Youth Center, 203 N. Spring St. in Harrison, Arkansas. 

The Home, Health and Garden Show will be held tomorrow (2/24) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Pioneer Pavilion at North Arkansas College’s South Campus. 

A Flute and Clarinet Duo recital will be held tomorrow night (2/24) at 7:30 in Ellis Recital Hall at MSU.  Admission is free. 

The MSU Film Series presents “Your Name” tomorrow night (2/24) at 7:30 in the Plaster Student Union Theater. Admission is free. 

The Virginia Cox Bussey Young Artist Piano Recital will be held Sunday afternoon (2/25) at 3:30 in MSU’s Ellis Recital Hall.  Admission is free. 

The Pasadena Roof Orchestra will be in concert tomorrow night (2/23) at 7 at the Walton Arts Center in, 495 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, Arkansas. 

“Sankofa:  Exploring the Diaspora” (a Black History Month Banquet) will start at 5 p.m. Sunday (2/25) in the Plaster Student Grand Ballroom at MSU.  Enjoy a soul food dinner and program focused on celebrating black history and culture.  Admission is free, but reservations are required. 

The Choral Union Winter Concert, featuring the Parkview High School Viking Singers, will be held Sunday night (2/25) at 7:30 in MSU’s Ellis Recital Hall.  Admission is free. 

Theatre Company Cahoots NI presents “Shh!  We Have a Plan” Sunday afternoon (2/25) at 2 at the Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, Arkansas. 

The Missouri State University Department of Hospitality will host a Wine Tasting and Silent Auction Sunday afternoon (2/25) at 3 at the University Plaza Hotel and Convention Center, 333 S. John Q. Hammons Parkway. 

Springfield Ballet’s Peter and the Wolf Children’s Workshop will be held Sunday (2/25) at 3:30 for ages three to eight.  Dickerson Park Zoo will be at the event with birds.