Even if you can't keep your New Year's resolutions, you can certainly make some short-term promises to go out on the town this weekend. Need some ideas? Brian McTavish is back to offer up a few options in his Weekend To-Do List for January 20-22, 2012.
Brad Paisley: Country music.7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Sprint Center, 1407 Grand, Kansas City, Mo. Tickets: $24-$58.75
Nuclear Cowboyz: Freestyle motocross spectacular with futuristic narrative. 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Sprint Center, 1407 Grand, Kansas City, Mo. Tickets: $30; $15 for ages 2-12
58th Kansas City Boat & Sport Show: Exhibitors, products, seminars and activities. 2-9 p.m. Thursday, noon-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at Bartle Hall, 301 W. 13th, St. Kansas City, Mo. Admission: $10; ages 15 and younger get in free
Awolnation: Electronic rock. 8 p.m. Sunday at the Beaumont Club, 4050 Pennsylvania, Kansas City, Mo. Tickets: $15
2012 Kansas City Chinese New Year Celebration: Ancient and contemporary performing arts and family activities with more than 200 performers. 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Yardley Hall in Carlsen Center at Johnson County Community College. Admission: $20
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."