Looking for a way to celebrate a labor-free holiday? Brian McTavish has some options for you on the Weekend To-Do List.
Family festival with country music concerts by Joe Diffie, Brett Eldredge and LoCash Cowboys.
Time: Thursday, 6 p.m. - midnight
Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Monday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: Independence Square, Osage to Memorial between Truman and Walnut, Independence, Mo.
Admission: Free, except for carnival.
Note: It was erroneously stated that the recently renovated Jackson County Courthouse in Independence would be having its open house this weekend as part of the festival. The open house will take place on Saturday, September 7.
Kansas City Renaissance Festival
Recreation of 16th-century England with anachronistic tattoo and beard contests this weekend
When: Saturday through Monday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Location: 633 N. 130th, Bonner Springs, Kan. (next to Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre)
Admission: $19.95 adults, $17.50 seniors, $10.95 ages 5 to 12
The Godfather of Comedy
When: Thursday, 8 p.m. and Friday, 8 and 10:30 p.m.
Location: Kansas City Improv Comedy Club at Zona Rosa, 7620 N.W. 87th Kansas City, Mo.
Tickets: $20, $25
When: Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Midland Theater, 1228 Main Kansas City, Mo.
Tickets: $25 to $32.50
Kansas City Symphony “Pops in the Park” Concert
Classical and patriotic music in celebration of Labor Day
When: Monday, 7 p.m.
Location: Theatre in the Park at Shawnee Mission Park, 7710 Renner, Shawnee, Kan.