The Whoop Dee Doo screening at La Esquina (1000 West 25th Street) makes for much better TV, in fact. The show starts at 9 p.m. and includes footage taken during the first three months of the gallery’s existence when regular folks, stunt dogs, cloggers and wacky creative types danced and performed on locally designed sets. Lawn chairs are recommended for the screening.
For more art-related entertainment, go to Columbus Park. A slew of galleries around there are having the Third Friday art crawl from 6 to 10 p.m. Anne Garney has some new paintings at the 525 Gallery (525 Gillis), and Charlotte Street Award Winner James Trotter is participating in a group show at 1020 East Missouri Avenue.
There’s no good reason for you to hang around the house all day Saturday, either. You Say Tomato (2801 Holmes) is having a one-year-anniversary celebration from 1 to 6 p.m. The street party includes live music and cheap eats. Burgers of the beef and veggie varieties will go for $1.50, as well as hot dogs and brats.
Also on Saturday, you can check out an underappreciated-in-America football-like sport. Starting at 9 a.m., members of the Kansas City Blues rugby team will play a whole bunch of 7-on-7 games at Blue River Soccer Complex, which is located on Blue River Road, approximately 1 mile south of Red Bridge Rd and ¼ mile south of Martha Truman Rd, near 122nd Street. Admission is free, and a championship game starts at 5 p.m.
On Sunday, take the whole fam damily to Knuckleheads (2715 Rochester) for some down-home entertainment. Bluegrass and barbecue are on the bill at the Bootlegger’s Union Americana Showcase. Admission costs $10; you can save two bucks by bringing a side dish to share. The underage are welcome, but they’ve gotta be accompanied by an adult. -- Crystal K. Wiebe