The crooner’s got a great line-up of talent joining him for the Andy Williams All-Star Variety Show at 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday through Oct. 23. Acts include dance teams, impressionists, comedians and Andy! His Christmas shows start Nov. 1. AndyWilliams.com. 800-666-6094.
Can You See Faeries?
Rose O’Neill’s Faerie Gathering Saturday and Sunday includes music, vendors, snacks and entertainment starting at 10 a.m. both days. Guests include U-Tube sensation Beltana Spellsinger and famed Disney artist Kent Melton. Admission of $5 includes the Kewpie museum. Off U.S. 65 35 miles south of Springfield. OneillFaeries.Org. 800-539-7437.
The “Magnificent Variety Show” is at the Superstars Live Theatre with Joe and Tamra Tinoco doing hits from the 1940’s to the present. Shows at 8 p.m. Tuesday through Friday through Dec. 31. MagnificentVariety.com. SuperstarsLiveTheatre.com. 417-332-3600.
Great Gifts At Dewey Short
The Visitors’ Center at Table Rock Dam has a great gift shop with work by local artists and kid-friendly gadgets including a tiny vacuum that sucks bugs into a viewing chamber. Biodegradable crayons. Great books and puzzles. Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Tour Table Rock Dam. Open daily 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 417-334-4101.
Watch Noah and his family build a 40-foot high Ark on the 300-foot wraparound stage while they sing and dance. Features hundreds of animatronic and live animals. 1001 Shepherd of the Hills Expressway. 800-954-8554. Sight-Sound.com.
Fine Dining Downstairs Downtown
The menu at this eatery owned by the Papanikas family includes Eggplant Baba Ghanoush, Moussaka and Spanish Paella in the classy atmosphere of the Bleu Olive Mediterranean Grille and Bar at 204 N. Commercial Street on the lower level of the Chappy Mall. Open for lunch and dinner. BleuOlive.com. 417-332-2538.
Save Room For Dessert
The Gardens Restaurant is another family-owned place where they know how to cook. Prime Rib Fridays and Saturdays after 4 p.m. Steaks. Seafood. Pasta. But save room for the Bourbon Pecan Pie or Ugly Apple Cake. Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. TheGardensRestaurant.com. 417-334-9598.