Opens 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, at Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre
In Greek mythology, family issues were somewhat complicated, as this tragedy written about 2,500 years ago by Sophocles attests. The protagonist, Antigone, is the daughter/sister of Oedipus, whom you probably have heard of, and she is locked in conflict with her uncle, King Creon, over the fate of her brother Polynices, who was killed in battle defending Thebes. Runs through Oct. 1. 816-569-3226. Tickets are $15-$49 through metkc.org.
Disney On Ice: “Dream Big”
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Opens 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, at Sprint Center
Sisters Anna and Elsa from “Frozen” are only two of Disney’s leading ladies who will find themselves on ice during “Dream Big.” Eight other Disney princesses — Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Tiana, Jasmine, Aurora and Snow White — will join their Disney friends in jump- and spin-filled adventures, with an eye on making their dreams come true. Also, 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15; 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16; and 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17. 816-949-7000. Tickets are $20-$80 through sprintcenter.com.
Brush Creek Art Walk
Friday-Sunday, Sept. 15-17, at Brush Creek Trail and Loose Park
The public is invited to watch artists take part in a plein-air painting competition at some of the city’s most scenic areas. Boundaries for the competition include the entire Country Club Plaza, the grounds of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and Loose Park. Painters will have three days to complete at least two paintings. missourivalleyimpressionistsociety.com. Free.
5-11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15; noon-11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16; noon-10 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17; at Barney Allis Plaza
Attracting more than 40,000 visitors to downtown each year, Fiesta Hispana celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with more than 75 vendor booths, food, music, folkloric entertainment and children’s activities. Musical entertainment will include AJ Castillo, Los Cadetes de Linares and Banda Machos. A historical exhibit will highlight local Hispanic settlers. kcfiestahispana.com. Free.
Kansas City Symphony, “Sergei Rachmaninoff and ‘Capriccio Espagnol’”
8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Sept. 15-16, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, at Helzberg Hall
Music director Michael Stern and the symphony will present three Russian-inspired masterpieces — Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto, Christopher Rouse’s “Odna Zhizn” and Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Capriccio Espagnol” — to launch the 2017-18 season. Natasha Paremski, a 30-year-old pianist from Moscow, will be guest performer. Kauffman Center. 816-471-0400. Tickets are $25-$85 through kcsymphony.org.
Adorn Style Show
10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at Arvest Bank Theater at The Midland
The Harvest Ball Society’s 25th annual Adorn Style Show will showcase the latest fashion trends presented by professional models in a fundraiser for local charities. General admission will provide access to lunch, the style show and the Avenue of Shops with boutiques and merchants. VIP admission will also include a private lounge and swag bag. Tickets are $75 through harvestballsociety.org/events/adorn-style-show (VIP tickets are sold out).
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at Crown Center Square
The Hallmarket will showcase some of the most creative talent in the country as nearly 100 Hallmark employees will display (and sell) arts and crafts in a wide variety of media and formats, including paintings, ceramics, fabric and jewelry. New this year will be free workshops, musical performances beginning at 11 a.m. and expanded food and beverage options. 816-274-5745. crowncenter.com. Free.
3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at Music Hall
This touring play written by Priest Tyaire focuses on a young man from the inner city who likes to think he’s a macho man but who lives with — and is strongly influenced by — his mother. The Priest Tyaire Productions website says the touring cast includes Johnny Gill, Robin Givens and Jackee’ but notes that artists are subject to change. More information at mommasboytheplay.com. Tickets are $47-$77 through ticketmaster.
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at Muriel Kauffman Theatre
With performers from Italy, Ireland and Spain as well as the United States, Parsons Dance is a multinational modern dance company with an international reputation. Founded in 1985 by David Parsons, who was raised in Kansas City, the New York-based group will make its record 13th performance as part of the Harriman-Jewell Series. 816-415-5025. Tickets are $20-$70 at hjseries.org.
Chiefs vs. Philadelphia
Noon Sunday, Sept. 17, at Arrowhead
After opening the season with their stunning victory at defending Super Bowl champion New England, the Chiefs will have had 10 days to come back down to earth before playing their only home game of the month. An interesting subplot will be coach Andy Reid facing his former team. The Eagles fired Reid after he led them to five NFC championship games and one Super Bowl in 14 seasons. 816-920-9300. Tickets are $63-$474 through chiefs.com.
“We Shall Not be Moved”
Opens 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, at Coterie Theatre
On Feb. 1, 1960, four 17-year-old freshmen at the all-black Agricultural and Technical College of North Carolina sat down at the whites-only lunch counter of a Woolworth store in Greensboro, N.C., and ordered food. This play tells the story of that non-violent act, which became a landmark in the civil rights movement. After each performance, the actors will remain in character for a discussion with the audience. Runs through Oct. 22. 816-474-6552. Tickets are $11-$15 through thecoterie.org.
Sporting Kansas City vs. New York Red Bulls
8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, at Children’s Mercy Park
The U.S. Open Cup, now named for the late Chiefs owner and U.S. soccer pioneer Lamar Hunt, has crowned a champion each of the past 103 years. Sporting will try to win the franchise’s fourth title, dating to the Kansas City Wizards’ win in 2004. Sporting’s advancement to the Cup final means the team will play three matches, all at home, within eight days. Also, vs. New England, Saturday, Sept. 16. 913-387-3400. Tickets are $42-$110 through sportingkc.com.
Also this week
Classical music and dance
Spire Chamber Ensemble, “The Spiritual: America’s First Art Form,” Sept. 16, Westport Presbyterian Church, and Sept. 17, Trinity Lutheran Church. spirechamberensemble.org
“Great Duets,” Sept. 14-Oct. 22, Chestnut Fine Arts Center. chestnutfinearts.com
“A Soldier Play,” Black Repertory Theatre of Kansas City, Sept. 14-Oct. 8, Arts Asylum. brtkc.org
“Grey Gardens,” Sept. 15-Oct. 1, Barn Players. thebarnplayers.org
“Ruthless!” Sept. 15-Oct. 1, Olathe Civic Theatre Association. olathetheatre.org
Brad Williams, Sept. 14-17, Kansas City Improv. improvkc.com
Music (rock, pop, jazz)
The Mountain Goats, Sept. 14, Madrid. madridtheatre.com
Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’, Sept. 14, Uptown. uptowntheater.com
Blac Youngsta, Sept. 15, BLVD Nights. ticketmaster.com
Slippery When Wet, Sept. 15, VooDoo. voodookc.com
William Michael Morgan, Sept. 15, Legacy Park Amphitheater, Lee’s Summit. rocktheamp.net
Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors, Sept. 16, Liberty Hall. libertyhall.net
Eli Young Band, Sept. 16, Granada. thegranada.com
Riverside Music Fest featuring 38 Special, Sept. 16, E.H. Young Riverfront Park. riversidefest.com
Snails with Party Favor, Krimer and Boogie T, Sept. 16, CrossroadsKC. crossroadskc.com
Tech N9ne, Sept. 16, The Truman. thetrumankc.com
Tom Russell, Sept. 16, Knuckleheads. knuckleheadskc.com
Banks, Sept. 17, Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland. midlandkc.com
Rakim, Sept. 17, Riot Room. theriotroom.com
Roky Erickson with Death Valley Girls, Sept. 17, RecordBar. therecordbar.com
Stiff Little Fingers, Sept. 17, Granada. thegranada.com
Emmet Cohen, Sept. 18-19, Lied Center. lied.ku.edu
Jonny Lang, Sept. 18, Knuckleheads. knuckleheadskc.com
The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band and Beth Hart, Sept. 18, Uptown. uptowntheater.com
Tove Lo with Daye Jack, Sept. 18, Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland. midlandkc.com
Andrew W.K., Sept. 20, RecordBar. therecordbar.com
Dale Watson’s Ameripolitan Caravan with Celine Lee, Jake Penrod and Julie Major Trio, Sept. 20, Knuckleheads. knuckleheadskc.com
Dead Cross, Sept. 20, Liberty Hall. libertyhall.net
GBH, Sept. 20, Riot Room. theriotroom.com
Sunflower Art and Music Fest, Sept. 15-17, De Soto. desotoartsks.org
Jesse James Festival, Sept. 8-9 and 14-17, Kearney. jessejamesfestival.com
“Crossing Over With John Edward,” Sept. 12, Westin Crown Center. etix.com
Fall Fun Festival, Sept. 15-17, Downtown Blue Springs. bluespringsfallfestival.com
Nehemiah Festival, Sept. 15-16, Smith’s Fork Park, Smithville. nehemiahfest.com
Bike MS, Sept. 16-17, Garmin Headquarters. bikems.org
Festival of the Lost Township, Sept. 16, Raytown Green Space. festivalofthelosttownship.org
Freedom Festival, Sept. 16-17, John Brown Museum State Historic Site, Osawatomie. kshs.org/john_brown
Friends of Shawnee Town Arts & Crafts Fair, Sept. 16, Shawnee Town. shawneetown.org
Halloween Haunt, Sept. 16-Oct. 28, Worlds of Fun. worldsoffun.com
Uncorked: KC 90+, Sept. 16, Union Station. 90pluswinefestivals.com
Village West WineFest, Sept. 16, Schlitterbahn. villagewestwinefest.com
Waldo Fall Festival, Sept. 16, Waldo Area, 75th and Wornall. waldokc.com
Danielle Allen for “Cuz: The Life and Times of Michael A.,” Sept. 14, Kansas City Public Library-Central Library. kclibrary.org
Partha Nandi for “Ask Dr. Nandi: 5 Steps to Becoming Your Own #Healthhero for Longevity, Well-Being, and a Joyful Life,” Sept. 19, Your Wellness Connection. rainydaybooks.com
Shamrock FC Mixed Martial Arts, Sept. 16, Ameristar. ameristar.com