Opens 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, at Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre
Among Shakespeare’s lesser-known plays, “Cymbeline” is considered by different experts as a drama, a romance or a comedy. So there is something for everybody. Set in ancient Britain, it is based on legends about an early Celtic British king. The king’s wife has died, and he marries an unpleasant woman. Cymbeline then arranges the marriage of his beautiful daughter, Imogen, to his new wife’s son, Cloten, but Imogen defies him and marries the poor Posthumus. Runs through Nov. 26. 816-569-3226. Tickets are $15-$49 through metkc.org.
10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 9-11, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, at Overland Park Convention Center
Here’s your chance to get a good chunk of your Christmas shopping done early and in one place. You can visit hundreds of booths and find the latest trends in apparel, decor, jewelry and gourmet foods, including custom-made gifts at the artisan booths. The event also will feature the Festival of Trees benefiting the Johnson County Christmas Bureau, as well as Ladies Night Out (Friday) and Mother Daughter Night (Saturday). Tickets are $10 through kcholidayboutique.com; $12 at door.
“PJ Masks” Live
6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, at Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
“PJ Masks,” an animated TV series on Disney Junior, follows the mystery-solving adventures of three friends who transform into their alter egos, Catboy, Owlette and Gekko, when they put on their pajamas at night. The live show, “Time to Be a Hero,” will bring the trio to life with music and acrobatics as they try to save the day from villains Romeo, Night Ninja and Luna Girl. 816-283-9921. Tickets are $29.50-$99.50 through midlandkc.com.
Kansas City Comic Con
1-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12; at Bartle Hall
Perhaps the biggest name scheduled to appear at Kansas City Comic Con (not to be confused with Planet Comicon, which will take place in February at Bartle Hall) will be Kevin Smith. The filmmaker and actor is slated to present his “Fatman on Batman” podcast live at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. There also will be plenty of exhibits as well as other guests, such as the Comic Book Men from AMC Television; Jason Mewes, who is Jay from Jay and Silent Bob; and actors from the 1978 movie “Superman,” including Margot Kidder and Jeff East. 816-513-5074. Daily admission $20-$35 and three-day pass $60 through kansascity-comiccon.com; Super VIP Experience $265.
Veterans Day Weekend Events
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, at National WWI Museum
The big event of the weekend will be the Veterans Day Ceremony (10 a.m. Saturday) with musical performances and a keynote address from Maj. Gen. Maria R. Gervais of the Combined Arms Center. Other highlights: the “Hope 22: Dark to Light” photo exhibition (all weekend), the Vietnam era Bell UH-1 Iroquois “Huey” helicopter display (all weekend) and the Walk of Honor Dedication Ceremony (2 p.m. Saturday). 816-888-8100. theworldwar.org. $5-$8 (half price); free for veterans and active-duty military personnel.
American Royal National Championship Horse Show Stake Night
6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at Hale Arena
The UPHA American Royal Horse Show, which began Monday, annually attracts the best American Saddlebreds, hackney ponies and road horses from United Professional Horsemen’s Association chapters throughout the country. The competition builds to the final night, when national champions will be crowned in 14 classes. Tickets are $12 through americanroyal.com/equine/national-championship.
Opens 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at Muriel Kauffman Theatre
The Lyric Opera will re-create the true story of three climbers caught in a 1996 blizzard on Mount Everest in the first staged performance of “Everest” since its 2015 Dallas world premiere. Set against the beauty of the Himalayas, the drama of the climbers’ plight is brought to life through Gene Scheer’s libretto and composer Joby Talbot’s score. Also, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15 and 17, 2 p.m. Nov. 19. Kauffman Center. 816-471-7344. Tickets are $35.50-$185.50 through kcopera.org.
8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at Music Hall
With roles in a slew of movies, including “Next Friday,” “Friday After Next” and “The Hangover” — as well as credits as a writer, producer and rapper — Mike Epps has become much more than a stand-up comedian. But the Indianapolis native, who got his big break with the Def Comedy Jam tour more than 20 years ago, continues to perform stand-up around the nation. Tickets are $54-$101 through ticketmaster.com.
Vienna Boys Choir
8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at Helzberg Hall
The boys never get any older, and the voices never get any lower. The Vienna Boys Choir, which was founded more than 500 years ago under Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I, is composed of about 100 boys between 10 and 14 years of age who sing in four choir groups around the world. The evening’s program, “Bella Italia,” will feature popular and classical compositions from Italy. Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. 816-994-7200. Tickets are $25.50-$65.50 through kauffmancenter.org.
7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, at Yardley Hall
If you’ve visited the Andy Williams Moon River Theater in Branson recently, you might have enjoyed Rick Thomas’ magic show. He is known for his disappearing acts, levitations and illusions featuring his signature birds and Great Pyrenees. He has performed around the world and for 15 years in Las Vegas and has starred in numerous television specials. Johnson County Community College. 913-469-4445. Tickets are $17-$45 through jccc.edu/theseries.
7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, at Uptown
Shawnee Mission West High School and “Saturday Night Live” alum Jason Sudeikis will bring several friends to town for a new event that will combine comedy and music in a benefit for Steps of Faith, a Lenexa-based nonprofit that assists amputees. Scheduled to join Sudeikis, who is one of the founders of the hugely popular Big Slick Celebrity Weekend, are Will Forte, Fred Armisen, Wynonna, Krizz Kaliko and others. Tickets are $75 through thundergong.org.
UMKC men’s basketball vs. Haskell
4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, at Municipal Auditorium
The Kangaroos will try to build on one of the program’s best-ever seasons when they open their 2017-18 home schedule against Haskell, an NAIA team playing its ninth game of the season. UMKC, which competed in a postseason tournament last season for the first time in the program’s 30-year NCAA Division I history, will play at Wichita State on Friday to start the season. Kareem Richardson enters his fifth season as UMKC’s coach. 816-235-2849. Tickets are $13-$18 through umkckangaroos.com.
Opens 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, at Music Hall
With music and lyrics by pop star Sara Bareilles and based on Adrienne Shelly’s 2007 movie, “Waitress” tells the story of Jenna, a waitress and expert pie maker who dreams of leaving her small town and loveless marriage. The musical opened on Broadway last year and was nominated for four Tony Awards. The national tour will come to town as part of the Kansas City Broadway Series. Runs through Nov. 19. 816-421-7500. Tickets are $38-$95 through broadwayinkc.com.
Also this week
Classical music and dance
Crescendo 2017: Dawn of a New Stage, Nov. 10, Kauffman Center. conservatory.umkc.edu
The Harlem Quartet and Aldo Lopéz-Gávilan, piano, Nov. 10, Yardley Hall. jccc.edu/theseries
Heartland Men’s Chorus, “From the Heart,” Nov. 10, Church of the Resurrection. hmckc.org
ODC Dance with University Dance Company, Nov. 10, Lied Center. lied.ku.edu
The King’s Singers, Nov. 11, Folly. hjseries.org
Mariachi Sol de Mexico, Nov. 11, Yardley Hall. jccc.edu/theseries
Kansas City Symphony, “The Firebird,” Nov. 12, Kauffman Center. kcsymphony.org
Ensemble Iberica, Fado Portugues, Nov. 13-14, MTH Theater at Crown Center. ensembleiberica.org
Demetri Martin, Nov. 10, Folly. follytheater.org
Faizon Love, Nov. 10-12, Kansas City Improv. improvkc.com
John Mulaney, Nov. 12, Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland. midlandkc.com
Music (rock, pop, jazz)
6lack with Sabrina Claudio, Nov. 9, Granada. thegranada.com
The Infamous Stringdusters and The Travelin’ McCourys, Nov. 9, Madrid. madridtheatre.com
Jamey Johnson, Nov. 9, VooDoo. voodookc.com
Positive Hits Tour featuring Skillet, Britt Nicole, Colton Dixon and more, Nov. 9, Silverstein Eye Centers Arena. silversteineyecentersarena.com
Tyler, The Creator with Taco, Nov. 9, The Truman. thetrumankc.com
August Alsina, Nov. 10, Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland. midlandkc.com
Crystal Bowersox, Nov. 10, Knuckleheads. knuckleheadskc.com
David Nail, Nov. 10, Kanza Hall. oneblocksouthkc.com
Ugly God, Nov. 10, Granada. thegranada.com
Whitey Morgan and Ward Davis, Nov. 10, Knuckleheads. knuckleheadskc.com
Bret Michaels, Nov. 11, Ameristar. ameristar.com
Mayhem with Immolation and Black Anvil, Nov. 11, Granada. thegranada.com
O.A.R., Nov. 11, Uptown. uptowntheater.com
Trivium and Arch Enemy with While She Sleeps and Fit for an Autopsy, Nov. 11, The Truman. thetrumankc.com
Mason Jennings with Olivia Fox, Nov. 12, Knuckleheads. knuckleheadskc.com
Blue October, Nov. 15, Granada. thegranada.com
Children of Bodom, Nov. 15, The Truman. thetrumankc.com
Lady Gaga, Nov. 15, Sprint Center. sprintcenter.com
Downtown KC Optimist Holiday Festival, Nov. 11, Strawberry Hill Museum. strawberryhillmuseum.org
Holiday Lighting Celebration, Nov. 11, Briarcliff Village. thevillageatbriarcliff.com
Kansas City Mavericks vs. Wichita, Nov. 10-11; vs. Tulsa, Nov. 14. Silverstein Eye Centers Arena. kcmavericks.com
USA Fencing North American Cup, Nov. 10-13, Bartle Hall. usfencing.org
IPE World Championships, Nov. 11, Liberty Performing Arts Theatre. naturalbuildfitness.com
Longview Half Marathon, Nov. 11, Longview Lake. longviewhalf.com
Kansas City Comets (indoor soccer) vs. Milwaukee, Nov. 12. Silverstein Eye Centers Arena. cometsindoorsoccer.com