Brian McTavish

Contributor, Up to Date

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."

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Up to Date
10:50 am
Thu August 30, 2012

The Weekend To-Do List, August 31-September 2

The Irish Fest returns to KC!
http://www.pitch.com/fatcity/archives/2008/09/03/festival-review-kc-irish-fest

Need something to do for the weekend of August 31-September 2? Fear not! Brian McTavish returns with the Weekend To-Do List for Kansas City.

Kansas City Irish Festival: Celebration of Irish heritage, with music by the Elders, Red Hot Chili Pipers and Gaelic Storm. 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Crown Center Square, 25th and Grand Blvd. Tickets: $10 (single day); $25 (weekend pass); $5 (Friday night only)

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Up To Date
3:19 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

The Weekend To-Do List: August 24-26

Crypticon Kansas City
Crypticon Kansas City

Looking for something to do the weekend of August 24- 26, 2012?  Brian McTavish is back with Up to Date's Weekend To-Do List.

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Up To Date
1:42 pm
Thu August 16, 2012

The Weekend To-Do List: August 17-19

The Ethnic Enrichment Festival takes place Aug. 17-19 in Swope Park.
Ethnic Enrichment Festival

Looking for something to do the weekend of August 17-19, 2012?  Brian McTavish is back with Up to Date's Weekend To-Do List.

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Up to Date
11:58 am
Thu August 9, 2012

The Weekend To-Do List: August 9-12

Crosby, Stills & Nash perform Thursday evening at Starlight Theater in Swope Park

Looking for something to do the weekend of August 9-12, 2012?  Brian McTavish is back with Up to Date's Weekend To-Do List.

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Up to Date
11:45 am
Fri August 3, 2012

The Weekend To-Do List: August 3-5

Kenny Loggins joins the Blue Sky Riders this weekend at Crown Center

Looking for something to do this weekend? Up to Date's Brian McTavish offers up a few options in his Weekend To-Do List for August 3-5, 2012.

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Up to Date
3:21 pm
Thu July 26, 2012

The Weekend To-Do List: July 26-29

Cathy Rigby stars as the boy who never grew up. 8 p.m. Thursday through Sunday at Starlight Theatre in Swope Park.

Looking for something to do this weekend? Up to Date's Brian McTavish offers up a few options in his Weekend To-Do List for July 26-29, 2012.

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Up to Date
12:45 pm
Thu July 19, 2012

The Weekend To-Do List, July 20-22

Chicago plays with the Doobie Brothers at Starlight Theater Friday night.

Don't let the heat advisory get you down! There's still plenty to do and see in Kansas City this weekend. Check out Brian McTavish's top five events for July 20-22.

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Wed July 11, 2012

The Weekend To-Do List: July 13-15

Catch "Bingo!: The Winning Musical" at the Crown Center Heartland Theater Thursday through Sunday.

Looking for some summer entertainment? Kansas City has plenty of celebrities, American Idols, ska bands & musicals in town this weekend, so check out our List for the latest acts in town.

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Up to Date
11:08 am
Thu July 5, 2012

The Weekend To-Do List: July 6-8

All-Star FanFest

A long-standing heat advisory shouldn't put a damper on your fun! Today on Up to Date, Brian McTavish returns with the top five events in KC this weekend, July 6-8.

All-Star FanFest: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday through Monday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday. Bartle Hall, Kansas City Convention Center, 301 W. 13th. Admission: $30; $25 for students, military, seniors and children ages 2 to 11.

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Up to Date
10:47 am
Fri June 29, 2012

The Weekend To-Do List

5K Color Run
http://www.dailymile.com/people/magillaz/entries/12429812

Does your social calendar needing some beefing up this weekend? Brian McTavish is back with the Up to Date Weekend To-Do List for June 29-July 1.

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Up to Date
11:26 am
Thu June 21, 2012

The Weekend To-Do List

Michael Stern conducts the Kansas City Symphony and Kansas City Symphony Chorus in Beethoven's 9th Symphony this weekend in the Kauffman Center's Helzberg Hall

Looking for something to do the weekend of June 15 to 17, 2012?  Brian McTavish is back with Up to Date's Weekend To-Do List.

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Up to Date
11:03 am
Thu June 14, 2012

The Weekend To-Do List

Barry Manilow performs this Sunday at Starlight Theater

Looking for something to do the weekend of June 15 to 17, 2012?  Brian McTavish is back with Up to Date's Weekend To-Do List.

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Up to Date
12:09 pm
Thu June 7, 2012

The Weekend To-Do List

"In The Heights" is on stage this weekend at Starlight Theatre

Looking for something to do the weekend of June 8 to 10, 2012?  Brian McTavish is back with Up to Date's Weekend To-Do List.

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Up to Date
11:46 am
Thu May 31, 2012

The Weekend To-Do List

The Shins perform as part of "Buzz Beach Ball" this weekend at Livestrong Sporting Park.

Looking for something to do this weekend? Up to Date's Brian McTavish offers up a few options in his Weekend To-Do List for May 31 - June 3, 2012.

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Up to Date
12:26 pm
Thu May 24, 2012

The Weekend To-Do List

Kids rock at this weekend's Jiggle Jam Family Fest at Crown Center
Jiggle Jam

Looking for something to do this weekend? Up to Date's Brian McTavish offers up a few options in his Weekend To-Do List for May 24-May 27, 2012.

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Up to Date
11:58 am
Thu May 17, 2012

The Weekend To-Do List

The Rainmakers perform this weekend at Knuckleheads

Looking for something to do this weekend? Up to Date's Brian McTavish offers up a few options in his Weekend To-Do List for May 17-May 20, 2012.

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Up to Date
4:38 am
Thu May 10, 2012

The Weekend To-Do List

Country singer Miranda Lambert performs this weekend at the Sprint Center

Looking for something to do this weekend? Up to Date's Brian McTavish offers up a few options in his Weekend To-Do List for May 10-May 13, 2012.

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Up To Date
11:40 am
Thu May 3, 2012

The Weekend To-Do List

Looking for something to do this weekend? Up to Date's Brian McTavish offers up a few options in his Weekend To-Do List for May 4-May 6, 2012.

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Up To Date
11:30 am
Fri April 27, 2012

The Weekend To-Do List

Shooter Jennings

Looking for something to do this weekend? Up to Date's Brian McTavish offers up a few options in his Weekend To-Do List for April 27-29, 2012.

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Up to Date
12:18 pm
Thu April 19, 2012

The Weekend To-Do List

Jimmy Buffett appears at the Sprint Center on Saturday

Looking for something to do this weekend? Up to Date's Brian McTavish offers up a few options in his Weekend To-Do List for April 20-22, 2012.

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Up to Date
11:47 am
Thu April 12, 2012

The Weekend To-Do List

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Leon Russell performs this weekend at Knuckleheads Saloon

Looking for something to do this weekend? Up to Date's Brian McTavish offers up a few options in his Weekend To-Do List for April 13-15, 2012.

Kansas City Royals vs. Cleveland Indians: Royals’ home-opening weekend. 3:10 p.m. Friday, 6:10 p.m. Saturday and 1:10 p.m. Sunday at Kauffman Stadium. Tickets: $10 to $245.

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Up to Date
2:45 pm
Thu April 5, 2012

The Weekend To-Do List

The Kansas City Sea Life Aquarium opens this weekend.
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Looking for something to do this weekend? Up to Date's Brian McTavish offers up a few options in his Weekend To-Do List for April 6-8, 2012.

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Up to Date
1:30 pm
Thu March 29, 2012

The Weekend To-Do List

Ollie's Egg Hunt is Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
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Looking for something to do this weekend? Up to Date's Brian McTavish offers up a few options in his Weekend To-Do List for March 30-April 1, 2012.

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Up to Date
11:52 am
Thu March 22, 2012

The Weekend To-Do List

KC Roller Warriors

Looking for something to do this weekend? Up to Date's Brian McTavish offers up a few options in his Weekend To-Do List for March 23-25, 2012.

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Up to Date
11:45 am
Thu March 15, 2012

The Weekend To-Do List

Jane's Addiction
Tom Couture

Looking for something to do this weekend? Up to Date's Brian McTavish offers up a few options in his Weekend To-Do List for March 16-18, 2012.

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Up to Date
12:27 pm
Thu March 8, 2012

The Weekend To-Do List

The Big 12 Tournament wraps up Downtown this weekend

Looking for something to do this weekend? Up to Date's Brian McTavish offers up a few options in his Weekend To-Do List for March 9-11, 2012.

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Up to Date
11:45 am
Fri March 2, 2012

The Weekend To-Do List

KC Cakefest features live cake battles, demos, and sweets for all this weekend at the Kansas City Convention Center

Looking for something to do this weekend? Up to Date's Brian McTavish offers up a few options in his Weekend To-Do List for March 2-4, 2012.

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Up to Date
11:30 am
Thu February 23, 2012

The Weekend To-Do List

George Straight and Martina McBride perform Saturday evening at the Sprint Center

Looking for something to do this weekend? Up to Date's Brian McTavish offers up a few options in his Weekend To-Do List for February 24-26, 2012.

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Up To Date
1:48 pm
Fri February 17, 2012

The Weekend To-Do List

Members of Stuffed and Unstrung perform this weekend in Yardley Hall at the Carlsen Center.
Carols Rosegg Stuffed and Unstrung

Looking for something to do this weekend? Up to Date's Brian McTavish offers up a few options in his Weekend To-Do List for February 17-19, 2012.

LoCash Cowboys with Burford and Lucas Cook Country music: 8 p.m. Friday, Beaumont Club, 4750 Pennsylvania. Admission: $13.

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Up to Date
12:07 pm
Thu February 9, 2012

The Weekend To-Do List

Licensed landscape contractor and certified landscape technician Ahmed Hassan appears at this weekend's Kansas City Remodeling Show & Metropolitan Lawn & Garden Show

Looking for something to do this weekend? Up to Date's Brian McTavish offers up a few options in his Weekend To-Do List for February 10-12, 2012.

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