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The Weekend To-Do List: August 17-19

Looking for something to do the weekend of August 17-19, 2012?  Brian McTavish is back with Up to Date's Weekend To-Do List.

Ethnic Enrichment Festival: Food and entertainment from around the world. 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at Swope Park (to avoid construction on 63rd Street, use Meyer Boulevard to festival) Admission: $3; ages 12 and younger get in free.

The Toy Piano Collective featuring Mark Lowrey: 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Czar Bar, 1531 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, MO.

B.B. King with the Robert Cray Band: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Starlight Theatre in Swope Park. Tickets: $45 to $245 (four-pack for $24.75 each)

Summer Pie Contest: 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Record Bar, 1020 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO. Admission: Free

Parkville Days Riverfest: Music, food, carnival rides, games, arts and crafts. 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at English Landing Park, downtown Parkville, MO. Admission: Free

As senior producer of Up To Date, I want our listeners to hear familiar and new voices that shine light on the issues and challenges facing the myriad communities KCUR serves, and to expose our audiences to the wonderful and the creative in the Kansas City area. Just as important to me is an obligation to mentor the next generation of producers to ensure that the important conversations continue. Reach me at alexanderdk@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."