Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live
8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, at Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
The Satellite of Love is finally landing in Kansas City. The ’90s cult comedy show catapulted an unwitting victim into space, forcing him to watch bad movies with his robot pals. Coinciding with the MST3K reboot on Netflix, creator Joel Hodgson and new host Jonah Ray bring robot favorites Crow, Tom Servo and Gypsy to riff over the B-movie “Eegah” and show off their latest inventions and schemes. 816-283-9921. midlandkc.com. $39.50-$49.50.
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7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Jazz keyboardist Herbie Hancock has been pushing the envelope his entire career. In the 1960s he was a key member of Miles Davis’ quintet. In the 1970s he introduced the funky fusion of the Headhunters, and in the 1980s he introduced scratching and DJ culture to the mainstream with “Rockit.” The innovation continues on this tour, which finds Hancock working with keyboardist and saxophonist Terrace Martin. Known for his work with Snoop Dogg, Martin also worked extensively with Kendrick Lamar on “To Pimp a Butterfly.” 816-994-7200. kauffmancenter.org. $54-$159.50.
Father John Misty
8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20, at Crossroads KC
Indie folk troubadour Father John Misty is no stranger to our town. This will be his fourth area show in as many years, but the venues keep getting bigger. This time Misty will be drawing from his new album, “Pure Comedy.” The divisive release has inspired as many fans at it turns away. Husband-and-wife indie pop duo — and Middle of the Map Fest alums — Tennis will open. 785-749-3434. crossroadskc.com. $35-$75.
7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, at Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
No lie — 14 months after playing at the Sprint Center with Lil’ Wayne, trap master 2 Chainz returns to headline his own show. The Atlanta rapper has maintained a steady stream of hits since appearing on Kanye West’s “Mercy” back in 2012. Expect a nonstop party of hits and dancing and definitive evidence that “Pretty Girls Like Trap,” the name of 2 Chainz’s newest album. Young Dolph, the self-proclaimed King of Memphis, opens. 816-283-9921. midlandkc.com. $38.50.
Aug. 3: Corey Smith @ KC Live
4: Something Magic, Paper Diamond, TroyBoi, Ekali @ Crossroads KC
5: Young the Giant, Cold War Kids, Joywave @ Starlight Theatre
6: Summer Swing @ Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
8-13: “The Bodyguard: The Musical” @ Starlight Theatre
8: Fleet Foxes @ Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
10: Caamp, Quirk and Ruckus @ RecordBar
10: Pat Green, LANco @ KC Live
12: New Pornographers, Ought @ Liberty Hall
12: Atlas Genius @ Crossroads KC
18: All-American Rejects, Architects @ Liberty Hall
18: Capital Cities @ KC Live
19: Most Intense Happy Hour @ Onelife Fitness
21: City and Colour, Marlon Williams @ Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
21: Solar Eclipse Charity Golf Classic @ GreatLIFE Courses
23: Phantastics, KC Royals vs. Colorado Rockies @ Kauffman Stadium
26: Bump, Set, Adopt! sand volleyball tournament @ Unleashed Rescue
26: Samples, Andy Frasco, MGDs @ Crossroads KC
29: Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home Tour with Richard Dworsky, Road Hounds, Aoife O’Donovan, Fred Newman @ Uptown Theater
30: Jessica Paige, KC Royals vs. Tampa Bay Rays @ Kauffman Stadium