Cover only what you have to before entering the Uptown Theater (3700 Broadway, 816-753-8665) this weekend. Exposed skin — preferably of the inked-up variety — is the rule during the Real Deal Tattoo Convention. Those whose epidermis remains decorated only by nature can take this opportunity to consult with some of the dozens of tattoo artists from this area and beyond who will be on hand. The guest list includes Darren Brass from the reality TV show Miami Ink. Also in store: burlesque and live DJs. Doors open at noon and close at 11 p.m. Hours are the same on Saturday; Sunday's hours are noon to 7 p.m. Admission is $15.
Fri., March 12, 12-11 p.m.; Sat., March 13, 12-11 p.m.; Sun., March 14, 12-7 p.m., 2010