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Up To Date

The Weekend To-Do List: August 9-12

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Looking for something to do the weekend of August 9-12, 2012?  Brian McTavish is back with Up to Date's Weekend To-Do List.

Crosby, Stills and Nash: 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Starlight Theatre in Swope Park, Kansas City, Mo. Tickets: $45 to $150

Wanda Jackson: 8:30 p.m. Friday at Knuckleheads Saloon, 417 E. 18th, Kansas City, Mo.
Tickets: $25

“Aida” : 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway, Kansas City, Mo. Tickets: $25 to $95

Quixotic, Emancipator, the Floozies: Avant-garde dancing and downtempo/trip-hop/electronic music. 7 p.m. Saturday at Crossroads KC. Tickets: $26.50 to $76.50

Steve Kramer: Stand-up comedy. 8 p.m. Thursday, 7:45 and 9:45 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday
Stanford & Sons Comedy Club, Legends Shopping Mall, Kansas City, Ks. Tickets: $12 to $35
 

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.