Looking for ways to defy the rain this weekend? Brian McTavish has an array of options on the Weekend To-Do List.
Ben Kweller (Rock), 9 p.m. Friday at the Riot Room, 4048 Broadway, Kansas City, Mo. Tickets: $15 to $45
Lawrence Burlesque Collective’s Spring Fling (A burlesque prom with the Cave Girls and Card Table Theatre), 10 p.m. Saturday at The Granada, 1020 Massachusetts, Lawrence, Kan. Tickets: $15
Dead Girl Roller Derby (First double-header of the year), 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Hale Arena, American Royal Complex, 1701 American Royal Court, Kansas City, Mo. Tickets: $15 adults, $7 kids
Ink’s Middle of the Map Film Fest (More than 25 films, fanfare parties, speakers), Thursday through Sunday at the Alamo Draft House, 1400 Main, Kansas City, Mo. Tickets: $30
Discovery of King Tut (Exhibit of replica Egyptian artifacts) at Union Station, 30 West Pershing Road, Kansas City, Mo. Tickets: $15 to $22.