Don’t act as though you haven’t tried to Riverdance, because everyone old enough to have seen those commercials from the ’90s knows better. But to see how the Irish step-dancing routines really go, see some of the final — as in last-ever — performances of Riverdance in a production at the Independence Events Center (19100 East Valley View Parkway, 816-795-7577) today and Sunday. The fast-stepping show premiered in Dublin in February 1995, but after 15 years and more than 10,000 performances, the cast members are hanging up their shoes. Today’s shows are at 4 and 8 p.m., and Sunday’s are at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices range from $43.50 to $82.50. See independenceeventscenter.com for more information.
Sat., Feb. 20, 4 & 8 p.m.; Sun., Feb. 21, 2 & 7:30 p.m., 2010