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The Weekend To-Do List: January 31-February 2, 2014

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Want to get out on the town this weekend? Check out Brian McTavish's Weekend To-Do List for Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2014.

Bill Cosby: Far From Finished Tour (Stand-up comedy), 5 and 8 p.m. Saturday at The Midland, 1228 Main, Kansas City, Mo. Tickets: $49 to $69

Kansas City Royals Fan Fest (Appearances by current and former Royals players, interactive games, stage events), Noon to 9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at Bartle Hall, Kansas City Convention Center, 301 W. 13th, Kansas City, Mo. Tickets: $9 to $13 (two-day pass $13 to $19)

Jason Boland and the Stragglers (Country), 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Knuckleheads Saloon, 2715 Rochester, Kansas City, Mo. Tickets: $15

WWE Live (Professional wrestling), 1 p.m. Sunday at the Sprint Center, 1407 Grand, Kansas City, Mo. Tickets: $17 to $97 

Kansas City Symphony (Beethoven’s Fifth, plus percussionist Martin Grubinger), 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway, Kansas City, Mo. Tickets: $23 to $74

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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."