And once again, we bring you Friday Freebies, wherein we present things to do this weekend that won't cost you any more than the gas it takes to get to 'em.
Friday night's free movies appear to be for musical fans. You can choose between the new and the classic. Crown Center's Friday Night Flick this week is the ABBA musical, Mamma Mia!, with Meryl Streep and Amanda Seyfried. City Market Cinema in the (surprise!) City Market shows Little Shop of Horrors. Really, it all boils down as to whether you prefer doo-wop or Swedish pop. Both movies start around 9pm.
For live music Friday night, you've also two choices: Liverpool, Kansas City's premier Beatles tribute, plays as part of FREE Olathe Summer Concert Series at Frontier Park, 15501 Indian Creek Parkway in Olathe. The show starts at 7pm. Blankets or lawn chairs are recommended and encouraged.
If you'd like something a little less pastoral, Pomeroy plays the Power & Light District's Friday Night Live concert series at 8pm. The Pomeroy show, unlike everything else mentioned here, is 21 and up.
Saturday night, Budd Park, at St. John and Brighton avenues, shows Tale of Despereaux, which wasn't really seen by anyone during its original theatrical run. It's as if Stuart Little thought he was a knight.
If you're looking for more adult fare Saturday night, the DotDot Artspace in Lawrence offers up "Naked Leftovers: William S. Burroughs' Art Objects." It's a one-night only event, and an excellent way to check out some rarely-seen pieces. DotDot Artspace is located at 1910 Haskell, and the retrospective runs from 6-9pm.
For those who weren't able to make it to last weekend's San Diego ComiCon, Craig Klotz and the folks at Kansas City Fan Conventions present KC Fan Con #22 at the Wyndham Garden Hotel this Sunday. The con is certainly smaller than ComiCon, but far more friendly.
This con's special guest is Brent Engstrom, artist for Garbage Pail Kids and Hollywood Zombies trading cards. The Wyndham Garden Hotel is located at 7000 West 108th Street, in Overland Park, and the con runs from 10am-4pm. You'll be asked to give your address, both mailing and e-mail.