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The Weekend To-Do List: December 6-8, 2013

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Need some activities to warm you up this weekend? Brian McTavish has a few highlights for you on our Weekend To-Do List for Dec. 6-8.

Hunter Hayes (Pop goes the country), 7:30 p.m. Friday at The Midland, 1228 Main, Kansas City, Mo. Tickets: $29.50, $39.50 

“Never Too Late” (Dinner theater stage comedy starring George Went from “Cheers”), 6 p.m. Friday, 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday, 11:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday at the New Theatre Restaurant, 9229 Foster, Overland Park, Kan. Tickets: $34-$55

Ugly Sweater Run (5K runners and walkers sporting their ugliest sweaters and mustaches), 11 a.m. Saturday at Washington Square, 2200 Grand, Kansas City, Mo. Registration: $50, ages 8 and younger free; includes fake mustache 

Merry Tuba Christmas (Holiday music played on many, many tubas and euphoniums), Noon Friday and Monday at Helzberg Hall, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City, Mo. Admission: Free

Gerald Trimble Celtic and World Music Sessions Orchestra (Beatles holiday concert), 8 p.m. Saturday at St. Garabed Armenian Church, 4400 Wyoming, Kansas City, Mo. Admission: $10

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When I host Up To Date each morning at 9 a.m., 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. My email is steve@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."