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The Weekend To-Do List: December 14-16, 2012

Looking for something to do this weekend? Let Brian McTavish & Up To Date make your plans for you.

Carrie Underwood: 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Sprint Center, 14th and Grand, Kansas City, Mo. Tickets: Officially sold out, but available at ticket brokers.

Oak Ridge Boys. 8 p.m. Friday at the Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway, Kansas City, Mo. Tickets: $29.50 to $75

Tuba Christmas: Kansas City Symphony hosts yuletide concerts performed on tubas and euphoniums. Noon today and Friday, in Helzberg Hall, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway, Kansas City, Mo. Admission: Free with RSVP, but sold out. 

Bowfire Holiday Heart Strings: Christmas fiddling. 8 p.m. Saturday at Yardley Hall, Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, Ks. Tickets: $40 to $80

Zappa Plays Zappa: Music of eccentric rock-era composer Frank Zappa performed by son Dweezil Zappa. 8 p.m. today at Harrah’s Voodoo Lounge, 1 Riverboat Drive, North Kansas City, Mo. Tickets: $25 to $50

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, 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. Reach me at steve@kcur.org or on Twitter @stevekraske.