Theater, music top weekend events

— A trio of musical instruments takes an adventurous trip to the big city this weekend in the Seem-To-Be Players' production of "The Run-A-Way Orchestra." The children's play is just one of dozens of events on the weekend entertainment bill. Here are others to choose from:

Today

  • 27th Annual Mobile, Manufactured and Modular Housing Show, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Bartle Hall, 13th and Central streets, Kansas City, Mo.
  • The Woodworking Show, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Overland Park Convention Center, 6000 College Blvd., Overland Park.
  • "Pruning with Confidence," 10 a.m.-noon, Powell Gardens, 1609 N.W. U.S. Highway 50, Kingsville, Mo.
  • "Ecology On the Net," Internet course, 10 a.m., Mr. and Mrs. F.L. Schlagle Library, Wyandotte County Lake Park, 4051 W. Drive, Kansas City, Kan.
  • Kansas City Remodeling Show and Metropolitan Lawn and Garden Show, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., the American Royal Center, Kansas City, Mo.
  • "Run-A-Way Orchestra," by Seem-To-Be Players, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H.
  • Forest Friends Storytime, "Quiet of the Forest," 1 p.m., Mr. and Mrs. F.L. Schlagle Library, 4051 W. Drive, Kansas City, Kan.
  • "One Mic, Two Rhythms and Poetic Pieces," jazz poetry workshop, 2 p.m.-4 p.m., The American Jazz Museum, 18th and Vine streets, Kansas City, Mo.
  • "The Dinner Party;" 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.; American Heartland Theatre, Crown Center, 2450 Grand Blvd., Suite 314, Kansas City, Mo.
  • "Guys and Dolls," 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Spencer Theatre, UMKC Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry St., Kansas City, Mo.
  • "Zorro," 2 p.m., Coterie Theatre, Level 1 of the Crown Center Shops, 2450 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, Mo.
  • David Nieves, Barnes and Noble Author of the Month, 2 p.m., 420 W. 47th St., Kansas City, Mo.
  • The Exies, The Primetime Heroes, Moaning Lisa, 5 p.m. (early show), The Bottleneck, 737 N.H.
  • "Love Letters," Dinner Theatre, 6 p.m., Carnegie Cultural Center, 501 S. Main, Ottawa.
  • Live jazz, featuring Mr. Van's Jazz Band, 7 p.m.-10:30 p.m., Bichelmeyer's Steakhouse Restaurant, 427 E. Fourth St., Tonganoxie.
  • Stormy Bennett, 7:30 p.m., Glen's Opry, Fourth and Main streets, Tonganoxie.
  • Third-Saturday Dance, 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m., Woodlawn School, 508 Elm St., 749-1356. Beginners lesson, 6:45 p.m.
  • Signature Series: Marc-Andre Hamelin, piano, 7:30 p.m., lecture with Karen Kushner, 6:30 p.m., University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music, 4949 Cherry, Kansas City, Mo.
  • "The Dying Gaul," University Theatre, 7:30 p.m., Inge Theatre, Murphy Hall, KU.
  • Conrad Herwig on Trombone and Kansas University Jazz Ensemble, KU Jazz Festival, 7:30 p.m., Lied Center.
  • Kelley Hunt Band, Common Ground, 8 p.m., Liberty Hall, 642 Mass.
  • The Four Tops, 8 p.m., Topeka Performing Arts Center, 214 S.E. Eighth St., Topeka.
  • "Way Station" and "BIPED," Merce Cunningham Dance Company, 8 p.m., Yardley Hall, Carlsen Center, Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd., Overland Park.
  • Greg Osby/Jason Moran Quartet, 8:30 p.m., The Blue Room, 18th and Vine streets, Kansas City, Mo.
  • The Roots, 9 p.m., Abe & Jake's Landing, 8 E. Sixth St.
  • Shaking Tree, Jeff Kanterman, 9 p.m., The Granada, 1020 Mass.
  • Blue Condition, 9 p.m., Stu's Midtown Tavern, 925 Iowa.
  • Gryphon, 9 p.m., Paradise Cafe, 725 Mass.
  • Joe and the Hipnotics, 9 p.m., Grand Emporium, 3832 Main St., Kansas City, Mo.
  • Sound Transmission, Celia's Big Rock Band, Lowry, 9 p.m., Davey's Uptown, 3402 Main, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Dirt Nap, Elevator Division, 9 p.m., The Hurricane, 4048 Broadway, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Luther Wright and the Wrongs, 10 p.m., The Jazzhaus, 926 1/2 Mass.
  • Valentine's Day Fetish Ball, 10 p.m., The Bottleneck, 737 N.H.
  • Young Heartattack, Rooster Blastoff, 10 p.m., Replay Lounge, 946 Mass.

Sunday

  • Kansas City Remodeling Show and Metropolitan Lawn and Garden Show, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., the American Royal Center, Kansas City, Mo.
  • The Woodworking Show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Overland Park Convention Center, 6000 College Blvd., Overland Park.
  • Brunch and Music, Rozzelle Court, noon-3 p.m., Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak St., Kansas City, Mo.
  • "Art of the Lega" guided tour, 1 p.m., Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak St., Kansas City, Mo.
  • "Run-A-Way Orchestra," Seem-To-Be Players, 1:30 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H.
  • Bleeding Kansas series: "To Stem the Effusion of Blood," Kelvin Crow, 2 p.m., Constitution Hall, 319 Elmore St., Lecompton.
  • "The Dinner Party," 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., American Heartland Theatre, Crown Center, 2450 Grand Blvd., Suite 314, Kansas City, Mo.
  • "Guys and Dolls," 2 p.m., Spencer Theatre, University of Missouri-Kansas City Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry St., Kansas City, Mo.
  • "Zorro," 2 p.m., Coterie Theatre, Level 1 of the Crown Center Shops, 2450 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, Mo.
  • "The Dying Gaul," University Theatre, 2:30 p.m., Inge Theatre, Murphy Hall, KU.
  • Bales Organ Alumni Series featuring Susan Moeser, 3 p.m., Bales Organ Recital Hall, KU.
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City faculty recital: John Obetz, organist, 3 p.m., Community of Christ Temple, 1001 W. Walnut, Independence, Mo.
  • Claude "Fiddler" Williams' 95th birthday celebration, 4 p.m.-7 p.m., The Blue Room, 18th and Vine streets, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Children Mercy's Cancer Show, featuring Soulless, Majaedus, Fouraway, 7 p.m., El Torreon, 3101 Gillham Road, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Emmanuel Pahud, flautist, and Helene Grimaud, pianist, 7 p.m., Yardley Hall, Carlsen Center, Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd., Overland Park.
  • "Joy of Singing," 7:30 p.m., Lied Center.
  • Sound Tribe Sector 9, Ming & FS, 9 p.m., The Granada, 1020 Mass.
  • Jimmy Thackery and the Drivers, 9 p.m., Stu's Midtown Tavern, 925 Iowa.
  • His and Her Vanities, Refiner, 9 p.m., The Hurricane, 4048 Broadway, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Don Mumford and Friends, 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Eighth Street Tap Room, Eighth and New Hampshire streets, 841-6918.

Ongoing

  • Bess Duston and Jack O'Neal, watercolors and serigraphs; Marlene Mourey, sculpture; raku pottery by Nancy Sams, through today, Images Art Gallery, 1721 Westport Road.
  • "Hidden Japan," through Sunday, Spencer Museum of Art, on Mississippi Street west of the Kansas Union, KU.

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