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The Weekend To-Do List: May 2-4, 2014

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Looking for something to do this weekend? Brian McTavish has just the thing to spice up your weekend at get you out of that funk with his Weekend To-Do List for May 2-4.

Free Comic Book Day 
Free comics and superhero-related activities
Kansas City area comic book shops
Admission: Free

“School House Rock Live!” 

Musical based on ABC TV’s vintage series of educational animated shorts
Performances through May 18
Coterie Theatre at Crown Center, 2450 Grand
Tickets: $12 to $15
Chelsea Handler 

Stand-up comedy
8 p.m. Friday
Starlight Theatre in Swope Park
Tickets: $50.50, $70.50

Pooch party and high jinks with stage entertainment, pet contests, pet fashion show, pet parade  
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday
Zona Rosa Town Center, I-29 and Barry Road
Canine entry fee: $30 to benefit Northland Animal Welfare Society
Cinco de Mayo Fiesta 

Celebration of Mexican history, culture, food and music for families
6 to 11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday
Kansas City Guadalupe Center, 1015 Avenida Cesar E. Chavez
Admission: Free ($5 for Friday concert/dance by Little Joe; ages 10 and younger free)     816-421-1015

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
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."
Jenny began her radio career in 1994 as a news reporter for KSMU in Springfield, Mo. at Southwest Missouri State University. She moved to Kansas City in 1996 and worked as an intern for New Letters On the Air.