Brian McTavish

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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."

Looking for something to ward off the chill this weekend? Check out Brian McTavish's Weekend To-Do List for October 25-27, 2013.

Deborah Voigt (Soprano in recital), 8 p.m. Friday at the Folly Theatre, 300 W. 12th. Tickets: $25-$75 

The Kinsey Sicks (Parody group), 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Polsky Theatre, Johnson County Community College. Tickets: $25-$30 

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Looking for something to do this Fall weekend? Check out Brian McTavish's Weekend To-Do List for October 18-20, 2013.

Bonnie Raitt with Marc Cohn (Blues, r&b, rock, pop), 8 p.m. Friday at The Midland, 1228 Main. Tickets: Sold out

“Wicked”: “Wizard of Oz” prequel about the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good 7:30 Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 & 8 p.m. Saturday, and 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday Music Hall, 301 W. 13th Tickets: Start at $30

The Weekend To-Do List: Oct. 4-6, 2013

Oct 3, 2013
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Looking for some fun on a crisp and cool fall weekend? Brian McTavish has a few choices for you on the Weekend To-Do List.

American Royal Barbecue (American Royal World Series of Barbecue Contest, live entertainment, vendors, fireworks), Thursday through Sunday at the American Royal grounds in the West Bottoms. Admission: $15 at the gate; discount for kids

American Royal Parade: A star-spangled salute, including military personnel, 4H and FFA members, marching bands, drill teams, saddle clubs, vintage cars, civic groups and floats. 9:45 a.m. Saturday North up Grand Boulevard from Pershing to Truman Road Admission: Free.  

The Weekend To-Do List: Sept. 20-22, 2013

Sep 19, 2013

Looking to celebrate the arrival of some fall weather this weekend? Brian McTavish has a few suggestions for you. 

Sail Rock 2013 (Soft rock classics by Christopher Cross, Gary Wright, Orleans and Firefall), 7:30 p.m. Friday at Starlight Theatre in Swope Park. Tickets: $15 to $100.

The Weekend To-Do List, Sept. 13-15, 2013

Sep 13, 2013
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Looking for a a fun refuge from some rainy weather? Check out Brian McTavish's suggestions on the Weekend To-Do List.

Dancefestopia (Multiple music stages with 60 artists, including Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller, Infected Mushroom), 2 p.m. Friday to 5:30 a.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. Saturday to 5:30 a.m. Sunday at Berkley Riverfront Park, south bank of Missouri River between Kit Bond Bridge and Heart of America Bridge. Tickets: $125 (weekend pass); $85 for camping (weekend pass)  

Looking for a great way to spend the first weekend in - *gasp* - September? Here's your Weekend To-Do List courtesy of Brian McTavish:

Johnny Mathis: Classic pop. 8 p.m. Friday at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 16th and Broadway in Kansas City, Mo. Tickets: $75 to $125

 Michael Bublé: Neo-classic pop. 8 p.m. Sunday at the Sprint Center, 14th and Grand, Kansas City, Mo. Tickets: $56.50 to $101.50

Looking for a way to celebrate a labor-free holiday? Brian McTavish has some options for you on the Weekend To-Do List.

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Looking for cools ways to spend a hot weekend? Brian McTavish has some options for you on the Weekend To-Do List.

Lawrence Busker Fest (Variety of street musicians and other performers), Busker Ball preview show at 7 p.m. Thursday, at the Granada Theater, 1020 Massachusetts, 5 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. Sunday on the streets of downtown Lawrence, Kan. Admission: Free (Busker Ball $8 adults; $5 kids) 

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Looking for a rocking good weekend? Brian McTavish has some options for you on the Weekend To-Do List.

The Rainmakers with the Nace Brothers (Midwest rock), 8 p.m. Friday at CrossroadsKC, 417 E. 18th. Admission: Free (no blankets or lawn chairs)

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Looking to take off with a fun activity this weekend? Brian McTavish floats some options for you on the Weekend To-Do List.

Great Midwest Balloon Fest (50 hot air balloons in flight), 4 to 11 p.m. Friday, 1 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Great Mall of the Great Plains, I-35 and 151st, Olathe, Kan. Admission: $10; $5 ages 6 to 12

The Weekend To-Do List: August 2-4, 2013

Aug 1, 2013
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Looking for something fun to start your August this weekend? Brian McTavish has some choices for you on the Weekend To-Do List.

Taylor Swift: The Red Tour (Pop sensation), 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Sprint Center, 1407 Grand Blvd. Tickets: $29.50, $84.50 

The Weekend To-Do List: July 26-28, 2013

Jul 25, 2013
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Looking for something interesting this weekend? Brian McTavish has some choices for you on the Weekend To-Do List.

The Weekend To-Do List: July 19-21, 2013

Jul 18, 2013
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Looking for some fun in the sun this weekend? Brian McTavish has some sparkling choices for you on the Weekend To-Do List.

The Weekend To-Do List: July 12-14, 2013

Jul 11, 2013
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Looking for for ways to have some fun this weekend? Brian McTavish has some ideas for you on the Weekend To-Do List. 

The Weekend To-Do List: July 3-7, 2013

Jul 3, 2013
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Looking for an explosive way to celebrate your holiday weekend? Brian McTavish has some sparkling choices for you on the Weekend To-Do List. 

The Weekend To-Do List: June 28-30, 2013

Jun 28, 2013
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Need to get out of the house this weekend? Brian McTavish has some ideas for you on the Weekend To-Do List. 

The Weekend To-Do List: June 21-23, 2013

Jun 21, 2013
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Looking for fun in the sun the weekend of June 21-23, 2013? Brian McTavish has some ideas for you on the Weekend To-Do List. 

Matt and Kim (Pop), 8 p.m. Friday at KC Live outdoor stage, in the Power & Light District. Admission: Free (ages 21 and over)

The Weekend To-Do List: June 14 -16, 2013

Jun 13, 2013
Ricky Brigante

  Looking for ways to stay cool in the heat the weekend of June 14-16, 2013? ​Brian McTavish has some ideas for you on the Weekend To-Do List.

The Weekend To-Do List: June 7-9, 2013

Jun 6, 2013
Stephen Downes

Looking for ways to celebrate the end of school the weekend of June 7-9, 2013? Brian McTavish has some ideas for you on the Weekend To-Do List.

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Looking for ways to take your mind off the thunderstorms the weekend of  May 31-June 2, 2013? Brian McTavish has some ideas for you on the Weekend To-Do List.

The Weekend To-Do List: May 24-27, 2013

May 23, 2013

Looking for ways to take advantage of Memorial Day Weekend, May 24-27, 2013? Brian McTavish has some ideas for you on the Weekend To-Do List.

The Weekend To-Do List: May 17-19, 2013

May 17, 2013
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Looking for ways to enjoy the weekend of May 17-19, 2013? Brian McTavish has some options for you on the Weekend To-Do List.

The Weekend To-Do List: May 10-12, 2013

May 10, 2013
Keith Evans

Looking for ways to enjoy the weekend of May 10-12, 2013? Brian McTavish has some choices for you on the Weekend To-Do List

The Weekend To-Do List: May 3-5, 2013

May 2, 2013

Looking for ways to keep from shivering the weekend of May 3-5, 2013Brian McTavish has some choices for you on the Weekend To-Do List.

The Weekend To-Do List: April 26-28, 2013

Apr 26, 2013

Looking for ways to embrace the sunshine for the weekend of April 26-28, 2013? Brian McTavish has some choices for you on the Weekend To-Do List.

The Weekend To-Do List: April 19-21, 2013

Apr 18, 2013
Robert Whitehead

Looking for something to do for the weekend of April 19-21, 2013? Step out of the rain with Brian McTavish and the Weekend To-Do List.

The Weekend To-Do List: April 11-13, 2013

Apr 11, 2013

Looking for something to do for the weekend of April 11-13, 2013? Get some ways to beat the rain with Brian McTavish and the Weekend To-Do List.

The Weekend To-Do List: April 5-7, 2013

Apr 4, 2013
Ryan Johnson

Looking for something to do for the weekend of April 5-7, 2013? Step into spring with Brian McTavish and the Weekend To-Do List.

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