Entertainment Spotlight

This Week in KC | Home and Garden Show; ‘A Bucket of Blood’; ‘Mad Men’ watch party

Updated: 2012-03-22T20:56:21Z

Home and Garden Show | Friday through Sunday

Bartle Hall becomes home to everything for the home this weekend. The Greater Kansas City Home Show offers experts and displays on building, remodeling and landscaping. Speakers include HGTV star Monica Pederson and architect/author Sarah Susanka. Hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $10 for ages 13 and older, and there is a Sunday discount for those who make a Harvesters donation. Details, KCHBA.org.

‘A Bucket of Blood’ | Through April 1

The spirit of legendary B-movie director Roger Corman might be hovering over the Living Room theater as it presents “A Bucket of Blood,” a new stage version of Corman’s 1959 low-budget horror film about an artist who finds fame with sculptures that are actually people encased in plaster. The version at the Living Room, 1818 McGee St., was adapted by screenwriter/playwright Mitch Brian and is being directed by Cody Wyoming. There’s a preview performance at 8 tonight, with the official opening at 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $12 tonight and $18.50 for regular shows. The play runs through April 1. Details at thelivingroomkc.com.

‘Treasure Trove’ | Today through Sunday

Disney on Ice celebrates decades of animated films with this new show featuring a medley of characters including Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Peter Pan, Simba, and Alice and the Mad Hatter. Performances at the Sprint Center include a 7 p.m. show today and day and evening performances Friday through Sunday. Tickets are $12-$52. Details, disney.go.com/disneyonice.

‘Mad Men’ watch party | Sunday

University of Missouri alum and former St. Louis teacher Jon Hamm returns as the chain-smoking, hard-drinking 1960s-era ad man Don Draper in “Mad Men,” which starts its fifth season Sunday night on AMC. The two-hour season premiere begins at 8 p.m. The American Advertising Federation of Kansas City will be host of a watch party, which Ink magazine is also sponsoring. The event starts at 7 p.m. at Screenland Armour. Tickets are $10-$20. Details at AAFKC.com.

KC Roller Warriors | Saturday

The women from the Black-Eye Susans, Dreadnaught Dorothys, Knockouts and Victory Vixens do battle at 7 p.m. Saturday at Municipal Auditorium as the roller derby league opens its 2012 season. Individual tickets are $13 in advance and $16 at the door. Season tickets are $66. Details at kcrollerwarriors.com.

Compiled by The Star's Kris Knowles with contributions from Robert Trussell and Ink’s Dugan Arnett.

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