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The Weekend To-Do List: April 5-7, 2013

Looking for something to do for the weekend of April 5-7, 2013? Step into spring with Brian McTavish and the Weekend To-Do List.

Planet Comicon (Kansas City’s largest pop culture & comic book show with George Takei), 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Bartle Hall Convention Center, 301 W. 13th. Tickets: Adults $40 two-day, $25 Saturday only, $20 Sunday only; ages 11 to 15 $10 two-day.

Sushi Showdown Sushi-Eating Contest(Competitive eating challenge for 24 sushi maniacs), 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Ra Sushi restaurant, 11638 Ash in Leawood. Admission: Free, participants must be at least 18.

Dogs on the Lawn (Day out for pooches and the people they bring with them), 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday on the south side of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak. Admission: Free

75th Anniversary Celebration of Benny Goodman's 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concertby the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra with guest clarinetist Ken Peplowski, 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway. Tickets: $40 to $75

“Carrie” Slaughter Prom 2013 (Screening of 1976 film with scary prom attire encouraged and prizes for horrific king & queen), 7 p.m. Thursday, Screenland Armour Theatre, 408 Armour Road. Tickets: $5

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."