Landers Theatre, Thursday–Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. through September 26.
In the mood for a feel good musical with a little extra sparkle? If so, Kinky Boots is definitely the show for you. Springfield Little Theatre presents this Tony-winning musical with catchy original songs by Cyndi Lauper and a heartfelt book by Harvey Fierstein. Kinky Boots is live on stage at the historic Landers Theatre through September 26.
Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park, 6-8 p.m.
It’s officially pumpkin season! Participants will gather around the campfire while learning the art of stew making using fire, hot rocks and a pumpkin. You'll even get to enjoy campfire fried bread smothered in honey butter. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are $35 per person.
Craig Hall Balcony Theatre, 7:30 p.m. nightly, Sundays at 2:30 p.m.
Presented by the Theatre and Dance Department at Missouri State University and directed by Lisa Brescia, this contemporary musical follows four young New Yorkers searching for love and meaning amidst the frenetic pace of the big city. Tickets range from $16.50 to $24. There is no late seating in the Balcony Theatre.
Farmers Market of the Ozarks, 8 a.m.–1 p.m.
Hit the stalls at Farmers Market of the Ozarks and shop for unique items from local artisan vendors.
Chesterfield Family Center and Park, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
It’s a canine extravaganza! This free event is chock full of dogcentric activities including dog agility demonstrations, a peanut butter lick-off and even a doggie fashion show! T-shirts will be for sale for $10 and all proceeds benefit Cruse Dog Park, Springfield’s first off-leash dog park.
Springfield Botanical Center, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
It’s the perfect season to get planting! Participants can join vendors on the Botanical Center roof and shop a variety of trees, shrubs and perennials. Be sure to stick around for monarch butterfly tagging afterwards.