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The Weekend To-Do List: August 22-24


Everything's better with bacon, especially the weekend!  Check out Brian McTavish's Weekend To-Do List where there's something for every taste.

Bacon Fest 2014
Massive appreciation and ingestion
2 to 5 p.m. Saturday
Union Station, 30 W. Pershing
Admission: $50 (GA), $100 (VIP)

ZZ Top and Jeff Beck
Rock ’n’ boogie
7 p.m. Saturday
Starlight Theatre, 4600 Starlight Road in Swope Park
Tickets: $20 to $127.50

American Jazz Walk of Fame Induction Ceremony and Concert
Inaugural event honoring jazz greats at 18th and Vine
6:30 p.m. Saturday
American Jazz Museum, 1616 E. 18th
Admission: Free to ceremony; $25 for concert by Count Basie Orchestra, Bobby Watson & American Jazz Orchestra and Regina Belle

Drunken Personal History
KC Improv Company acts out wild tales of live storytellers
10 p.m. Saturday
Kick Comedy Theatre, 4010 Pennsylvania
Tickets: $8 ($5 with student ID)

Kansas City Ballet’s KC Dance Day
Free dance classes and performances for all, plus open rehearsal by members of Kansas City Ballet
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday
Todd Bolender Center, 500 W. Pershing
Admission: Free

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."
As senior producer of Up To Date, I want our listeners to hear familiar and new voices that shine light on the issues and challenges facing the myriad communities KCUR serves, and to expose our audiences to the wonderful and the creative in the Kansas City area. Just as important to me is an obligation to mentor the next generation of producers to ensure that the important conversations continue. Reach me at alexanderdk@kcur.org.