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Weekend To-Do List: July 4-6

KC Riverfest

Have a star-spangled weekend with this sizzling list of area entertainment from Brian McTavish!

Big Bang: Jackson County’s Fourth of July Celebration
5:30 p.m. (gates open) Friday; free admission
Longview Lake, Shelter #13

KC Riverfest: Music and Fireworks
4 p.m. (gates open) Friday; $5 admission after 5 p.m.
Berkley Riverfront Park

Sara McLachlan 
Pop Baladeer
8 p.m. Thursday
Starlight Theatre in Swope Park
Tickets: Start at $35

Jackson Brown
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer in a solo acoustic show
7:30 p.m. Thursday
Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway
Tickets: $60, $80

Family friendly stage musical
8:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Theatre in the Park at Shawnee Mission Park
Tickets: $8 adults, $6 ages 4 to 10

“Lysistrata Jones"
Midwest premiere of a Broadway show
8 p.m. Thursday, TBA Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday with performances through July 13
Off Center Theatre at Crown Center, 2450 Grand
Tickets: $12.50 to $25.50


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."