Real Deal Tattoo Convention
Fri., March 22, 12-10 p.m., Sat., March 23, 12-10 p.m. and Sun., March 24, 12-6 p.m. 2013
Earlier this month, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign developed an electronic sensor that can be printed directly onto human skin, but it flakes off after two weeks — totally different from the skin art at this weekend's Real Deal Tattoo Convention
. Immerse yourself in the culture, get some new ink or just watch others get theirs when local and national artists converge at the Uptown Theater (3700 Broadway, 816-753-8665). Passes for this final day, noon–6 p.m., cost $15. Find more details at uptowntheater.com
(click on "concerts").