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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 May 17-May 20, 2012.

The Rainmakers: 10 p.m. Saturday at Knuckleheads Saloon, 2715 Rochester St., Kansas City, Mo. Tickets: $15 in advance

Spectrum Fantastic Art Live: International art fair for creators of the fantastic. 3-7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Saturday (awards show 8-11 p.m.), 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at the Bartle Hall Grand Ballroom, 301 W. 13th St., Kansas City, Mo. Admission: $20 per day/$40 for all three days

Street League Skateboarding: Competitive skateboarding on one-of-a-kind concrete skate plazas. 7 p.m. Friday, 7:15 p.m. Saturday at the Sprint Center, 1407 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, Mo. Tickets: $17 Friday; $27, $47 Saturday; $39, $59 two-day.

George Clinton and the P-Funk All Stars: 8 p.m. Friday at Crossroads KC at Grinders, 417 E. 18th St., Kansas City, Mo. Tickets: $28-$76.50

Bob James: Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist with Bobby Watson, Rod Fleeman, Tommy Ruskin and James Albright. 7 p.m. Sunday at Finnigan’s, 503 E. 18th Ave., North Kansas City, Mo. Tickets: $35, including dinner. 816-221-3466 for reservations

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.