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The Weekend To-Do List: June 28-30, 2013

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Need to get out of the house this weekend? Brian McTavish has some ideas for you on the Weekend To-Do List. 

  • Marilyn Manson and Alice Cooper: Masters of Madness Tour (Rock), gates open at 5 p.m. Thursday at Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre, 6332 N. 130th, Bonner Springs. Tickets: $15
  • Maker Faire: Kansas City 2013 (Third annual family friendly event featuring crafters, inventors, hackers, scientists and artists showing what they make and how they make it), 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Union Station, 30 W. Pershing. Admission: $10; $7 for ages 3 to 12 and 65 and older.
  • Black Powder and Frontier Revolver Shoot Out (Jesse James-inspired marksmanship contest), Registration begins at 8 a.m. Saturday; shoot begins at 9 a.m. ($15 entry fee) at Jesse James Farm and Museum, 21216 James Farm Road, Kearney, Mo. Admission: Free to watch event.
  • Ed Asner as FDR (Celeb actor and KCK native stars in one man show as U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt), 7 p.m. Saturday at Wyandotte High School Auditorium, 2501 Minnesota, Kansas City, Kan. Tickets: $15.
  • “The Knights” (Gorilla Theatre’s outdoor production of Greek satire by Aristophanes), 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at South steps of Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4225 Oak. Admission: Free.
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."