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This Week in KC: Florida Georgia Line, KC Marathon, Renee Fleming, NASCAR

Renée Fleming will perform Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts as part of the Harriman-Jewell Series.
Renée Fleming will perform Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts as part of the Harriman-Jewell Series. Decca

“Evil Dead: The Musical”

Opens Thursday, Oct. 13, at H&R Block City Stage

Five college students spend a weekend in an abandoned cabin in the woods. What could possibly go wrong? Just in time for Halloween, Egads Theatre will present the musical based on the cult movie “The Evil Dead.” The play originated in Toronto in 2003 and has become a favorite for regional theaters. Just don’t expect the plot to stay true to the movie. 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13; runs through Oct. 31. H&R Block City Stage, Union Station. evildeadkc.com. $17.50-$25.

“The Invisible Hand”

Opens Friday, Oct. 14, at Copaken Stage

Economist Adam Smith created the term “the invisible hand” to describe a theory that says an individual’s self-interest is ultimately economically beneficial to society as a whole. The play, written by Ayad Akhtar and presented by Kansas City Repertory Theatre, puts that theory into practice. The story follows two kidnappers and their hostage, who tries to negotiate his way out of captivity using stock-market secrets. 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14; runs through Nov. 13. Copaken Stage. 816-235-2700. kcrep.org. $30-$59.

Kinsey Sicks

Friday, Oct. 14, at Folly

If one drag queen is funny, four drag queens must be at least twice as funny. Kinsey Sicks is an a cappella quartet that performs original music as well as parodies of well-known songs. In the group’s show at the Folly, called “Electile Dysfunction,” the Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet tries to get elected president on the Republican ticket. It benefits the Kansas City AIDS Walk. 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14. Folly Theater. 816-474-4444. follytheater.org. $25-$60.

Toni Braxton

Friday, Oct. 14, at Sprint Center

Since releasing her self-titled debut album in 1993, Toni Braxton has been one of the major faces and voices of R&B music. That first album sold more than 10 million copies and earned Braxton the Grammy Award for best new artist. She has won seven Grammys, including last year’s best R&B album for “Love, Marriage & Divorce” with Babyface. 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14. Sprint Center. 816-949-7000. sprintcenter.com. $45-$85.

“Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type”

Opens Saturday, Oct. 15, at Extreme Screen Theatre

Theatre for Young America’s latest production is a musical comedy based on a popular book by Doreen Cronin. It tells the story of two cows, a hen and a duck who are seeking a better life and wind up taking over the farm. 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15; runs through Nov. 4. Extreme Screen Theatre, Union Station. 816-460-2020 or 816-460-2083. unionstation.org or tya.org. $11.

Florida Georgia Line

Saturday, Oct. 15, at Sprint Center

Brian Kelley (who is from Florida) and Tyler Hubbard (who is from Georgia) make up the duo known as Florida Georgia Line, and, as it does between states, the act blurs the line between country and pop music. In fact, the tag “bro country” has been applied to Florida Georgia Line, which has become wildly popular since forming in 2010. 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15. Sprint Center. 816-949-7000. sprintcenter.com. $36.75-$56.75.

Northeast Kansas City Historical Society Fall Homes Tour

Saturday, Oct. 15, at Lykins Neighborhood

The fifth year of the Northeast Kansas City Historical Society Fall Homes Tour will include six properties within a three-block area. Check-in, will call and ticket sales will be available at 3241 E. 10th, as will merchandise. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15. Lykins Neighborhood. nekchs.com. $12-$15.

“The Octonauts and the Deep Sea Volcano Adventure”

Saturday, Oct. 15, at Midland

The animated stars of a Disney Junior network TV series are taking a live stage show on the road. “The Octonauts and the Deep Sea Volcano Adventure” features new and fan-favorite songs from the crew of underwater explorers, led by Captain Barnacles, Lieutenant Kwazii and Medic Peso. 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15. Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland. 816-283-9921. midlandkc.com. $32.50-$42.50.

Renée Fleming

Saturday, Oct. 15, at Kauffman Center

One of the world’s most acclaimed sopranos, Renée Fleming will make her fourth appearance in the Harriman-Jewell Series. In 2012, President Barack Obama presented her with the National Medal of Arts, the nation’s highest honor for an individual artist. Her repertoire extends from opera to jazz and pop. 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15. Helzberg Hall, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. 816-415-5025. hjseries.org. $30-$85.

Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon

Saturday, Oct. 15, at Crown Center area

Running a marathon isn’t for everybody. In fact, it’s not for very many people. But this event isn’t limited to people who run the 26.2-mile distance: Participants can be part of a three-to-five-person marathon team, run a half-marathon or run a 5K. And if you’re not among the more than 11,000 expected runners, you can cheer for those who are. The races will start and finish at Washington Square Park. 7 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15. Crown Center area. 816-474-4652. kcmarathon.org. $130 (half-marathon, $115; 5K, $45).

Hollywood Casino 400

Sunday, Oct. 16, at Kansas Speedway

The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup is heating up, with the drivers coming to town for a Round of 12 race. Among the drivers still in the running for the title are Martin Truex Jr., Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Matt Kenseth. The run-up to the Hollywood Casino 400 will include an ARCA race at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, and an Xfinity Series race at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15. 1:15 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16. Kansas Speedway. 866-460-7223. kansasspeedway.com. $29-$149.

“The Way We Get By”

Opens Wednesday, Oct. 19, at Unicorn Theatre

Neil LaBute, who attended the University of Kansas, began his career as a playwright, but he has since become a big-time screenwriter and movie director (“In the Company of Men,” “Nurse Betty” and “The Wicker Man”). He has returned to writing plays with “The Way We Get By,” an adult drama that debuted off-Broadway last year. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19; runs through Nov. 13. Unicorn Theatre. 816-531-7529. unicorntheatre.org. $30-$40.

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