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Up To Date

The Weekend To-Do List

Looking for something to do the weekend of June 15 to 17, 2012?  Brian McTavish is back with Up to Date's Weekend To-Do List.

Kansas City Symphony presents: Season Finale! Beethoven Nine: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday at Helzberg Hall at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway, Kansas City, Mo. Tickets: Sold out (to check on possible returned tickets, call symphony box office 816-471-0400)

Heart of America Shakespeare Festival: Two rotating plays by “The Bard” under the stars through July 15. “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” 8 p.m. Thursday and Saturday; “Antony and Cleopatra,” 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Southmoreland Park, 47th and Oak, Kansas City, Mo. Admission: Free

Maker Faire Kansas City: Celebrating things people make themselves, from rockets and robots to art cars and Tesla coils. 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Union Station, 30 W. Pershing, Kansas City, Mo. Admission: $10 adult day pass, $7 youth / military / senior day pass.

Kansas City Royals vs. St. Louis Cardinals: I-70 MLB face-off. 7:10 p.m. Friday, 1:10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Kauffman Stadium, 1 Royal Way, Kansas City, Mo. Tickets: Start at $20

Fiesta Kansas City: Celebration of Hispanic culture. 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, noon to 10 p.m. Sunday at Crown Center Plaza, 2450 Grand, Kansas City, Mo. Admission: Free until 4 p.m.; $5 per person ($12.00 for a three-day pass); ages 10 and younger free with paid admission

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.