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.
Wallace Cochran of Drakkar Sauna reads from The Moon For Its Citizens, the book that 20009 accompanies, at 7pm tonight. The reading takes place at the Raven Bookstore in Lawrence.
The KC Home Show is at Bartle Hall this weekend. There’s the usual array of exhibitors asking for you to consider their products, services, and gee-gaws. There’s also a number of demonstrations on how to make your house look better without spending an arm and a leg on having someone else do it. There’s also a Green Pavilion dedicated to energy-efficient and ecologically friendly products. It runs from 10am-9pm today, 10am-10pm tomorrow, and 10am-6pm Sunday. Admission is free, and sponsored by Time Warner Cable, but the Home Show will be collecting canned goods and non-perishable foods for the Harvesters Community Food Network.
The Kansas City Metro Opera presents concert productions of John Gay’s The Beggar’s Opera this weekend. Described as a “funny satire on marriage, money and morals,” the opera has three performances this weekend. The first is tonight at 7:30pm at Westwood Lutheran Church, 5035 Rainbow, in Shawnee Mission, with a Saturday show also at 7:30pm. There’s a Sunday matinee, as well. It takes place at 4:00pm at Congregation Kol Ami, 7501 Belinder Avenue, in Prairie Village.
While all performance are free of charge, tax-deductible donations are appreciated.