10 things to do this weekend
The Marine Corps turns 237 with a celebration that features Sen Jerry Moran. It kicks off at 10:30 a.m. Friday.
Join the KU Collegiate Veterans Association, Arnold Air Society, and ROTC for a special walking tour of KU's war memorials. Starting with a moving rendition of Taps played from the Campanile, a wreath-laying ceremony will be followed by a short history at each of the three war memorials on Memorial Drive. It starts at 3 p.m.
This PBS documentary tells the story of how a poor and illiterate merchant became a prophet, inspiring the millions who make Islam the world's fastest-growing religion. The film starts at 4:30.
"Anthony Magliano has no shortage of artistic ambition. The founder and artistic director of Kansas City-based performance troupe Quixotic goes way beyond his roots as a percussionist and composer.
'We want to create experiences, not just performances,' he says.
Quixotic, which performs at the Lied Center this Friday, combines a wide range of performance art. The show features live, original music, dancers, acrobats, and animation to create a unique experience for audiences."
Read the rest of John Pythyon's preview here. The show starts at 7:30 p.m.
"Through the years, more than one angry reader has written Sara Paretsky to say they don’t like her weaving political and social issues into her V.I. Warshawski novels. Isn’t she supposed to be entertaining them?
Paretsky disagrees that the two are mutually exclusive.
After all, Warshawski — the female private investigator who’s been solving her way through Paretsky’s mysteries since 1982 — is now 50, aging somewhat slower than Paretsky herself, 65. Paretsky doesn’t write novels to prove a political point, but she’s inspired by issues that trouble her personally, and using them helps keep Warshawski up to date.
'I think that is the biggest challenge for someone who is writing a series is to make it both coherent and fresh at the same time,' Paretsky said."
Paretsky is being honored with the Community Achievement Award at 7. Tickets are $35 to $500. Read the rest of Sara Shepherd's story here.
Relive the 90s with Sublime tribute band Badfish, starting at 8.
Lawrence's Up the Academy and the Sluts lead this bill, which kicks off at 10.
The affair starts at 10.
Kansas City's Making Movies blends pop and Latin music.
An "early realization that language is no barrier for good music has pushed Chi and his band mates throughout their relatively young career. They’ll bring their Latino rhythms and indie rock stylings to the Jazzhaus ... for a set almost as non-traditional as their musical pairings. Not only will they play the usual, songs-from-the-new record set, but they’ll throw in some earlier favorites as well as a tribute to Latin music titan Carlos Santana," wrote Mike Krings in our July profile of the band.