The Weekend To-Do List: August 8-10

Aug 7, 2014

The Great Midwest Balloon Fest at The Kansas Speedway
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For the competitor, the spectator, or the music fanatic- Brian McTavish's Weekend To-Do List surely has the Kansas City area event to rock your weekend!

U.S. Air Guitar National Finals
Fake strumming elevated to an art form
Saturday 8 p.m.
Midland Theatre, 1228 Main
Tickets: $20

Great Midwest Balloon Festival
Hoard of hot air balloons, including those emulating visages of Darth Vader and Elvis Presley
Friday 4 - 11 p.m.
Saturday 6:30 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Sunday 5:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, KS
Tickets: $8 to $26

Beard & Mustache Competition
Facial hair fun for the whole family
Saturday 7 p.m.
Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway
Admission: $10 spectators, $15 competitors

Ingrid Michaelson
Indie pop
Friday 8 p.m.
CrossroadsKC, 417 East 18th Street
Tickets: $21.50 to $76.50

Classic progressive rock: “Fragile” and “Close to the Edge” albums played in their entirety plus greatest hits
Thursday 8 p.m.
Midland Theatre, 1228 Main
Tickets: $39.50 to $89.50