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The Weekend To-Do List: December 20-22, 2013

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Need something to light your winter fire this weekend? Brian McTavish has our Weekend To-Do List for Dec. 20-22.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra (Holiday rock opera), 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Sprint Center, 1407 Grand, Kansas City, Mo., Tickets: $30-$59.50

The Lettermen (Pop), 8 p.m. Friday at Yardley Hall, Carlsen Center, Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, Kan., Tickets: $35

Indianapolis Colts vs. Kansas City Chiefs (March to the NFL playoffs), Noon Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium. Tickets: $64-$285

Skate with Santa (The jolly old elf slaps on the blades and mingles with fellow ice skaters), 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Line Creek Community Center Ice Arena, 5940 N.W. Waukomis Drive, Kansas City, Mo. Admission: $6 (includes skate rental).

Kansas City Symphony Christmas Festival with visit from Santa (Holiday family concert), 7 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 1 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2:30 and 7 p.m. Sunday at Helzberg Hall, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway, Kansas City, Mo., Tickets: $39-$72

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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."