Musical event to light up Lied stage

Blast II ¢ Shockwave, a spectacle that combines the traditions of marching band music with fast-paced choreography and flashy lights, comes to the Lied Center stage tonight. Here's a look at other entertainment options this weekend:

Today

  • Tabletop Fountains, 9 a.m.-noon, Powell Gardens, 1609 N.W. U.S. Highway 50, Kingsville, Mo.
  • Author Tom Averill's Writer's Workshop, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H.
  • Creating Gifts from the Herb Garden, 10 a.m.-noon, Powell Gardens, 1609 N.W. U.S. Highway 50, Kingsville, Mo.
  • "Curious George," 2 p.m., Theatre for Young America, Mission Center Mall, 4881 Johnson Drive, Mission.
  • "Herstory," Women's History Month salute, 2 p.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers Country Club Plaza, 420 W. 47th St., Kansas City, Mo.
  • Americana Music Academy community acoustic jam, 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m., Aimee's Coffee House, 1025-A Mass.
  • The Roustabouts, The Uprights, Jucifer, Ike Turner Overdrive, 7 p.m., El Torreon, 3101 Gillham Road, Kansas City, Mo.
  • "Reel Philosophy," Rockhurst Film Series, directed by Robert Zemeckis, starring Jodie Foster and James Woods, 7 p.m., Mabee Theater, Rockhurst University campus, 1100 Rockhurst Road, Kansas City, Mo.
  • The Ozark Mountain Show, 7:30 p.m., Ottawa Municipal Auditorium, 301 S. Hickory.
  • Senior Student Dance Recital, 7:30 p.m., University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music, 4949 Cherry, Kansas City, Mo.
  • "Blast II ¢ Shockwave," 7:30 p.m., Lied Center, KU.
  • "The Royal Family," University Theatre, 7:30 p.m., Crafton-Preyer Theatre, Murphy Hall, KU.
  • "Dancing Across the Line," City in Motion Dance Theater, 8 p.m., The Theatre, Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd., Overland Park.
  • "Miracles," 8 p.m., Lawrence Community Theatre, 1501 N.H.
  • The Vagina Monologues, 8 p.m., Woodruff Auditorium, Kansas Union, KU.
  • "The Miracle Worker," Montana Repertory Theatre, 8 p.m., Yardley Hall, Carlsen Center, Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd., Overland Park.
  • Benefit for Achievement Place for Girls, featuring Celia, Megan Hurt and Maria Anthony, Ardys Ramberg and the Acme Jazz Band, 8 p.m., Raoul's Velvet Room, 815 N.H.
  • Majestics Rhythm Revue, 8 p.m., Uptown Theatre, 3700 Broadway, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Peace is patriotic! Paul Hunt, Natalie Cox, Jeff Dittmer, 2 Ta Tango, 9 p.m., Paradise Cafe, 725 Mass.
  • Approach, 9 p.m., The Bottleneck, 737 N.H.
  • Anything But Joey, Gametime, Philibuster, 9 p.m., Abe & Jake's Landing, 8 E. Sixth St.
  • Salt the Earth, DJ Ydna, Cripple Fight, Emma Feel, Mountjoy, Max Jones and the Joy Riders, 9 p.m., The Pool Room, 925 Iowa.
  • Blue 88, 9 p.m., Stu's Midtown Tavern, 925 Iowa.
  • Malachy Papers CD Release Party, Joc Maxx, 9 p.m., Davey's Uptown, 3402 Main St., Kansas City, Mo.
  • Everybody's X, 9 p.m., The Hurricane, 4048 Broadway, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Al Pearson Quartet featuring Lisa Henry, 8:30 p.m., The Blue Room, 18th and Vine streets, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Koko Taylor, 9 p.m., Grand Emporium, 3832 Main St., Kansas City, Mo.
  • Honey Tongue, 10 p.m., The Jazzhaus, 926 1/2 Mass.

Sunday

  • Brunch and Music, 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.
  • "Curious George," 2 p.m., Theatre for Young America, Mission Center Mall, 4881 Johnson Drive, Mission.
  • Make a Hypertufa Container, 2 p.m.-4 p.m., Powell Gardens, 1609 N.W. U.S. Highway 50, Kingsville, Mo.
  • Bleeding Kansas series: "Shawnee County: Local Politics and Kindred Matters," Roy Bird, 2 p.m., Constitution Hall, 319 Elmore St., Lecompton.
  • "Miracles," 2:30 p.m., Lawrence Community Theatre, 1501 N.H.
  • "The Royal Family," University Theatre, 2:30 p.m., Crafton-Preyer Theatre, Murphy Hall, KU.
  • TOSCA presents Todd Staerkel, 3 p.m., Marvin Auditorium, Topeka-Shawnee County Library, 1515 S.W. 10th Ave., Topeka.
  • Karen Kushner, pianist, 4:30 p.m., University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music, 4949 Cherry, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Benefit for Michael Broadfoot, featuring Billy Spears Band, Family Reunion, Pathos, Windsor Medium, 6 p.m., The Granada, 1020 Mass.
  • Further Seems Forever, Elliott, 238, The Beautiful Mistake, 7 p.m., El Torreon, 3101 Gillham Road, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Faculty recital: Kip Haaheim and guest Daniel Asia, 7:30 p.m., Swarthout Recital Hall, Murphy Hall, KU.
  • Wishbone Ash, 9 p.m., Grand Emporium, 3832 Main St., Kansas City, Mo.
  • The Sound and the Fury, Trelese, 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.

Ongoing

  • Mini train and carousel, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays, Topeka Zoo, 635 S.W. Gage Blvd., Topeka.
  • "Comin' Home," Phil D. Jones, fiberwork, through Sunday, Collective Art Gallery, 3121 S.W. Huntoon, Topeka.
  • Paintings by Hunt Slonem, through Sunday, Dennis Morgan Gallery, 114 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, Mo.
  • "New Works: Judith Burns McCrea, Sonya Clark and Melba Price," through Sunday, Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, 2004 Baltimore Ave., Kansas City, Mo.
  • "Daily Life on the Plains: Pride, Traditions and Innovations of Indigenous People," through Tuesday, Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass.
  • Sculpture by Kristy Summers and Juniper Albert Tangpuz, through March 14, Kansas Union, KU.
  • "Mostly Square," a KU art department faculty show, through March 15, Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H.
  • "Innovation/Imagination: Fifty Years of Polaroid Photography," through March 15, Spencer Museum of Art, on Mississippi Street west of the Kansas Union, KU.
  • "Czars: 400 years of Imperial Grandeur," 9 a.m.-7 p.m., through March 15, Kansas International Museum, West Ridge Mall, 1801 S.W. Wanamaker Road, Topeka.
  • "Two-Man Show," featuring Vernon Brejcha and Jerry Moon, through March 21, Leopold Gallery, 327 E. 55th St., Kansas City, Mo.
  • Ice Terrace, Crown Center, through March 23, 2450 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, Mo.
  • "Infernal Machines," sculpture by Will Valk, through March 23, Greenlease Gallery, Rockhurst University campus, 1100 Rockhurst Road, Kansas City, Mo.
  • "Josh George: New Works," through March 23, Hallar Gallery, 4540 Main St., Kansas City, Mo.
  • "Jimmy Carter" and "Glimpse," video installations by Los Angeles-based artist Jennifer Steinkamp, through March 26, The Gallery of Art, Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd., Overland Park.
  • "Spencer Museum of Art Celebrates 25 Years," through March 30, White Gallery of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, Kansas City, Mo..
  • "Voices of the Cloth, an African-American Quilt Exhibit," Marla Jackson, quiltmaker, through March 31, Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass.
  • "Victorian Love Tokens," through March 31, The John Wornall House Museum, 6115 Wornall Road, Kansas City, Mo.
  • "Brown v. Topeka Board of Education," through April 12, Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass.
  • "Twilight and Reverie," oil landscapes by Lisa Grossman, through April 12, Dolphin, 1901 Baltimore Ave., Kansas City, Mo.

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