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The Weekend To-Do List

Looking for something to do this weekend? Up to Date's Brian McTavish offers up a few options in his Weekend To-Do List for March 9-11, 2012.

Downtown Event-o-rama: Friday through Sunday: Big 12 Basketball Championship, Kansas City Auto Show, Radiohead, Ron White, Friends of Chamber Music presents Richard Goode, Lyric Opera presents “Nixon in China,” Trace Adkins, Darius Rucker, KC Rep presents “The Great Immensity,” Quality Hill Playhouse presents “Make Someone Happy: The Songs of Comden and Green” …and more!

Snake Saturday Parade & Festival: 11 a.m. Saturday; start at 18th and Swift, North Kansas City

Brookside St. Patrick Warm Up Parade: 2 p.m. Saturday; start at 65th and Wornall

Jim Jefferies: Stand-up comedy. 8 p.m. Thursday, 7:45 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday, 7:45 Sunday at Stanford’s Comedy Club at the Legends at Village West. Tickets: $12 to $45

Mannequin Men: Rock. 10 p.m. Friday at the Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts, Lawrence. Cover: $3

Pancakes for Penguins: Breakfast fundraiser to bring penguins to the Kansas City Zoo. 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Kansas City Zoo, Swope Park, Kansas City, Mo. Admission: $13 ($8 for Friends of the Zoo members). Sold out. A few tickets available at the door on the day of the event.

Stephen Steigman is director of Classical KC and chief of broadcast operations for KCUR 89.3 and 91.9 Classical KC. You can email him at stephen@kcur.org.
Brian McTavish follows popular culture in the belief that the search for significance can lead anywhere. Brian explains, "I've written articles and reviews ... reviewed hundreds of concerts, films and plays. And the thing is, these high arts all sprang from the pop culture of their day. Don't forget: Shakespeare was once Spielberg."
When I host Up To Date each morning at 9 a.m., my aim is to engage the community in conversations about the Kansas City area’s challenges, hopes and opportunities. I try to ask the questions that listeners want answered about the day’s most pressing issues and provide a place for residents to engage directly with newsmakers. My email is steve@kcur.org.