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The Weekend To-Do List

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Leon Russell performs this weekend at Knuckleheads Saloon
Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Leon Russell performs this weekend at Knuckleheads Saloon

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 April 13-15, 2012.

Kansas City Royals vs. Cleveland Indians: Royals’ home-opening weekend. 3:10 p.m. Friday, 6:10 p.m. Saturday and 1:10 p.m. Sunday at Kauffman Stadium. Tickets: $10 to $245.

Leon Russell: Rock and Roll Hall of Famer. 8 p.m. Friday at Knuckleheads Saloon, 2719 Rochester, Kansas City, Mo. Tickets: $32.50 in advance ($40 at the door)

“Sweeney Todd”: Musical Theater Heritage presents classic Stephen Sondheim musical about “Demon Barber.” Opens at 7 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Off Center Theatre at Crown Center, 2400 Grand, Kansas City, Mo. Tickets: $15 to $29

Kansas City Whiskey Tour: Tasting event features 50-plus North American Whiskeys and Bourbons. 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Kansas City Power & Light District. Admission: $40 (includes 12 tasting tokens and souvenir glass)

“The Nightcap with Arty Vulgaris” : Adult satire of classic late-night TV talk shows. 10 p.m. Friday at the Fishtank Theater, 1715 Wyandotte in the Crossroads. Tickets: $15

Stephen Steigman is director of Classical KC. You can email him at <a href="mailto:Stephen.Steigman@classicalkc.org">Stephen.Steigman@classicalkc.org</a>.
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, 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. Reach me at steve@kcur.org or on Twitter @stevekraske.