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The Weekend To-Do List: December 13-15, 2013

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Is winter putting a chill in your weekend? Brian McTavish has a few ideas about how you can heat it back up on our Weekend To-Do List for Dec. 13-15.

Shooting Star: Christmas Benefit Show for Harvesters (Classic Midwest rock), 8 p.m. Thursday at One Block South, 7300 W. 119th, Overland Park, Kan. Tickets: $15 

The Texas Tenors with the Kansas City Symphony (Country and gospel meet classical and Broadway), 8 p.m. Friday at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1407 Broadway, Kansas City, Mo. Tickets: $52 to $125

Louie Anderson (Stand-up comedy), 8 p.m. Thursday, 7:45 and 9:45 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Stanford and Sons Comedy Club at the Legends, Kansas City, Kan. Tickets: $15 to $45

“Beauty and the Beast” (Broadway Across America), 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the Music Hall, 301 W. 13th, Kansas City, Mo. Tickets: $25 to $65

6x10: The Annual 10-Minute Play Festival (The Barn Players perform six original plays, including “Wishing Well,” with six different directors and casts), 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday at the Barn Players Theatre, 6219 Martway, Mission, Kan. Tickets: $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."