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The Weekend To-Do List: August 24-26

Looking for something to do the weekend of August 24- 26, 2012?  Brian McTavish is back with Up to Date's Weekend To-Do List.

Crypticon Kansas City: Horror convention with celebrities, contests, vendors, prizes, bands and film fest
5 p.m. Friday, noon Saturday, noon Sunday Ramada Inn Conference Center, 1601 Universal Ave., Northeast Kansas City  Admission: Starts at $20

The All-American Rejects: Pop rock 8 p.m. Friday, KC Live Stage at Power & Light District, 14th and Grand Admission: Free

Dawes: Folk rock, 7 p.m. Saturday, Crossroads KC, 417 E. 18th  Tickets: $19.50-$61.50

Bartenders Brawl: Kickboxing and MMA event featuring people in the Kansas City metro hospitality industry, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Martini Corner, 400 E. 31st  Admission: $20-$50

Throttle Fest: 3-Day Bike Rally with the entire cast of the hit series Full Throttle Saloon. 10 a.m.- 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sunday  Admission: $20 Friday or Saturday, $30 Weekend Pass

The Kinsfolk 5th Annual Soul Food Festival: Parade Park, The Paseo & Truman Rd, Kansas City, MO.  Classic soul food and award-winning entertainment. 3 p.m. Saturday  General Admission: $25, Preferred Viewing: $35, VIP: $60 

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."
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.