Six things to do this weekend
1. Almost all performance art is weird, especially when it involves someone in a virtually catatonic state for hours at a time. The performance artist Jason Dixon, AKA Tito, will do a little bit of that during his 24-hour show The Most Performative Piece Ever. While we can’t guarantee that what Tito does will be entertaining, it’s bound to incite some kind of reaction in you — puzzlement, frustration, anger or flat-out confusion. His act starts today at noon at La Esquina.
2. Cinco de Mayo may be over, but that’s no reason to stop drinking margaritas and eating burritos for another whole year. Actually, there’s a whole, free festival devoted to just such activities (plus Mexican music and art) happening at Crown Center all weekend, starting at 5:30 p.m. today. See fiestakc.com for more details.
3. In case you didn’t realize, this is Fashion Week in Kansas City. Glance magazine is throwing a bunch of workshops and runway shows at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center over the next few days. The guest list includes some high profile people, like RuPaul. But you might actually see some more inspiring wears during Punk It, a show created by local, independent designers like Cali Roberta and Take a Halliday. The event will take place from 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. tonight at the Scion Lab, behind Grinders on Oak Street between 18th and 19th Streets.
4. On Saturday, styles inspired by Alice in Wonderland will be all the rage during Donkey Show XXI at Crosstown Station. Donkey in Wonderland is the theme of the variety show. It’s hard to know just what to expect from a Donkey Show, but think of it as a cross between a circus sideshow and a literary event, plus music. Softee, the Monitor and Monta at Odds are playing. Admission is $10 or $8 if you dress like you stepped out of Wonderland.
5. Another option for Saturday: Head to Lawrence. Wonder Fair: Art Gallery and How! is celebrating one year in business. Thumbs to the Heavens — as in thumbs up, man — is the name of the exhibit opening between 6 and 9 p.m.
6. Sunday, in case you’ve forgotten — you self-involved, ungrateful brat! — is Mother’s Day. That means you have to let Mumsy decide what’s on the agenda for the day. Need a suggestion? How about taking her to go see a musical production about a simpler time — Ed Sullivan’s time? The Taffetas, playing at the Off Center Theater in Crown Center, concerns four sweet-voiced teenage girls trying to make it big.
Find more options for entertaining Mom and yourself this weekend in The Pitch calendar.