Wednesday-Saturday, May 11-14, at Stanford’s Comedy Club
Eddie Munster is now 62 years old and trying his hand at standup comedy. If you’re too young to remember Eddie Munster, he was a child werewolf before being a werewolf was fashionable. Actually, Butch Patrick played Eddie Munster — complete with a killer widow’s peak — on the 1960s TV show “The Munsters” and in the 1966 movie “Munsters Go Home.” Patrick has had occasional TV and movie roles since then, while being a regular on the car show-convention-autograph show circuit.
8 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, May 11-12, 7:45 and 9:45 p.m. Friday-Saturday, May 12-13. Stanford’s Comedy Club. 913-400-7500. stanfordscomedyclub.com. $10-$35.
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“Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”
Opens Thursday, May 12, at Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre
Get ready for Southern accents and family drama in Tennessee Williams’ masterpiece, “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.” It’s Big Daddy’s birthday, and Brick and the rest of the Pollitts have gathered at the family’s Mississippi estate to celebrate. But the celebration turns decidedly sour, especially for the alcoholic Brick and his beautiful wife, Maggie. They were played by Paul Newman and Elizabeth Taylor in the 1958 movie version.
7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12 (through May 28). Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre. 816-569-3226. metkc.org. $15-$49.
Through June 18 at Missie B’s
Late Night Theatre puts its own parodic spin on the 1995 teen movie “Clueless,” which itself was a takeoff on Jane Austin’s 1815 novel “Emma.” So you might say this comedy written and directed by Ron Megee dates back 200 years. In any case, be ready for plenty of laughs.
8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, May 13-14, 6 p.m. Sunday, May 15, (through June 18). Missie B’s. latenighttheatre.com. $15-$20.
Friday-Sunday, May 13-15, at Kansas City Improv
Nathaniel Stroman began his comedy career while he was in the Air Force by performing at open mic nights at a bar. He served in the military for 11 years before leaving in 1991 because he declined to go to Kuwait or Iraq. “I didn’t want to go over there and fight for oil,” he told the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Now, with TV appearances ranging from Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend” to HBO’s “Real Time With Bill Maher,” Earthquake is one of the nation’s top comics.
8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, May 13, 7 and 10 p.m. Saturday, May 14, 7 p.m. Sunday, May 15. Kansas City Improv. 816-759-5233. improvkc.com. $25.
Kansas City Royals vs. Atlanta
Homestand opens Friday, May 13, at Kauffman Stadium
Remember the World Champion Royals? They haven’t been around Kansas City much lately. Aside from a three-game series marked by their ninth-inning rally for the ages last week against the Washington Nationals, the Royals have been on the road since April 24. When they finally return home to play Atlanta in a three-game series, they will have played 13 of their previous 16 games on the road. Friday night’s series opener with the Braves will be followed by the season’s first summer fireworks display.
7:15 p.m. Friday, May 13 (through Sunday, May 15, then vs. Boston Monday-Wednesday, May 16-18). Kauffman Stadium. 800-676-9257. kansascity.royals.mlb.com. $29-$108.
Kansas City Tattoo Arts Convention
Friday-Sunday, May 13-15, at Sheraton Crown Center
Don’t be shocked if you see a lot of body art in the Crown Center area this weekend. Dozens of tattoo artists from across the country are expected for this convention, which also will feature live entertainment from the likes of Alakazam the Human Knot, Dr. Blasphemy and the Half Pint Brawlers (yes, we’re talking wrestling by little people). There also will be tattoo competitions and seminars.
2 p.m.-midnight Friday, May 13, 11 a.m.-midnight Saturday, May 14, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday, May 15. Sheraton Crown Center. villainarts.com/tattoo-conventions-villain-arts/kansas-city-tattoo-arts-convention. $20; $40 for three-day pass.
Lego KidsFest Tour
Friday-Sunday, May 13-15, at Bartle Hall
If Legos are your thing, Bartle Hall is the place to be. Lego KidsFest, an interactive event for builders of all skills, makes stops throughout the United States. Visitors can expect group builds, construction zones, forums with Lego master builders and life-size models made from Lego bricks. Tickets are being sold for five sessions, all with the same exhibitions and activities.
4-8:30 p.m. Friday, May 13, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 3-7:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, May 14-15. Bartle Hall. legokidsfest.com/missouri-2016.html. $19-$22.
Saturday, May 14, at Liberty Memorial
Rockfest can make for an unsettling day for some people in the neighborhood of Liberty Memorial. For rock fans, however, it’s almost nirvana. The event annually draws up to 50,000 music fans and is billed as the nation’s biggest one-day music festival. National acts perform on two stages, and there is a third stage for unsigned bands from the Kansas City area. Among the bands scheduled to play are Disturbed, Hellyeah, Seether and Ghost.
Noon Saturday, May 14. Liberty Memorial. rockfestkc.com. $47.50 ($75 on day of fest, if tickets remain).
Saturday, May 14, at Pirtle Winery
The promoters are calling this the “first annual” Weston WineFest, but, of course, logic suggests that it can’t be both the first and annual. That would be like saying a newborn celebrated his or her first birthday on the day he or she was born. Let’s just call it the “inaugural” Weston WineFest, shall we? In any case, eight area wineries will be on hand for your tasting and purchasing pleasure.
Noon-7 p.m. Saturday, May 14. Pirtle Winery. 816-640-5728. westonwinefest.eventbrite.com. $25.
Sunday, May 15, at Sprint Center
It has been 11 years since Carrie Underwood won over the hearts of the nation’s voters and finished first in the fourth season of “American Idol.” She has gone on to become one of country music’s biggest stars, earning seven Grammy Awards as well as a bunch of honors on the 37 or so country-music award shows that are televised annually. She’s already a member of the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame and has been named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world. Her current tour is in support of her fifth studio album, “Storyteller.”
7 p.m. Sunday, May 15. Sprint Center. 816-949-7000. sprintcenter.com. $46-$76.
Kansas City Symphony Chorus
Sunday, May 15, at Kauffman Center
The choral voice of the Kansas City Symphony will take center stage for this concert, in which it will perform Fauré’s “Requiem.” The Symphony itself will not perform. The Symphony Chorus is a 160-voice ensemble consisting of volunteers who are selected through an extensive audition process.
3 p.m. Sunday, May 15. Helzberg Hall, Kauffman Center. 816-471-0400. kcsymphony.org. $20-$50.
Tour de Bier KC
Sunday, May 15, at Knuckleheads
Perhaps bikes and beer don’t exactly go together like peanut butter and jelly, but for at least one day they will be united for a good cause. Tour de Bier KC offers tours of 17, 35 and 65 miles that go past the area’s breweries and brewing landmarks, with rest stops featuring food and limited beer tasting. It benefits BikeWalkKC, which works to make the area a safer and more enjoyable place to bike and walk. The celebration afterward will include food trucks, vendors, music and massages.
7 a.m. Sunday, May 15. Starts and ends at Knuckleheads. tourdebierkc.com. $50.
Opens Tuesday, May 17, at Kauffman Center
“Ragtime,” playing locally as part of the Kansas City Broadway Series, is a turn-of-the-21st-century musical based on a 1975 novel based on a turn-of-the-20th-century style of music. The play debuted on Broadway in 1998 (the same year as “Lion King,” which received the Tony Award for Best Musical) and already has had two Broadway revivals, including last year. The story follows the overlapping lives three New Yorkers and their families: a young black musician, an upper-class white mother and a Jewish immigrant.
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 17 (through May 22). Muriel Kauffman Theatre, Kauffman Center. 816-994-7222. theaterleague.com/kansascity. $30-$95.
Dan Kelly, firstname.lastname@example.org