KC Chiefs vs. Indianapolis Colts
Kansas City missed out on the Andrew Luck sweepstakes last year, but Chiefs fans can spend three hours wondering “what-if” during the Chiefs’ home-finale matchup with the visiting Colts. The rookie quarterback has helped Indianapolis fans forget about the departed Peyton Manning, leading the franchise to an unlikely 9-5 record, including seven wins in their past nine games. The Chiefs, on the other hand, are wrapping up another disappointment of a season. They currently sit at 2-12 and in last place in the AFC West, and their abysmal play has led to speculation about the future of both head coach Romeo Crennel and general manager Scott Pioli. Kickoff is scheduled for noon on CBS.
Owen/Cox Dance Group presents ‘The Nutcracker and the Mouse King’
The production began strictly as a musical concert before later expanding to include dance as well. The Owen/Cox Dance Group is joined by a number of high-profile Kansas Citians — artist Peregrine Honig, Mark Southerland, the People’s Liberation Big Band — to tackle E.T.A. Hoffman’s 1816 tale, “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King.” This year marks the fourth for the performance, and the third significant Christmas production Owen/Cox co-founder Brad Cox has been a part of in the past 10 years. The show is Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Folly Theater. Tickets, which can be purchased at follytheater.com, run between $10 and $50.
A Festivus miracle? Pretty much. Kansas City super chef Celina Tio opens up her Brookside restaurant, Julian, Sunday to celebrate the fictional holiday made famous by the series “Seinfeld.” According to the popular Seinfeld episode, Festivus is a time to air grievances and compete in feats of strength. For the Julian festivities, patrons have an opportunity to air various grievances and compete in arm-wrestling competitions, while enjoying a meal of Mulligatawny, BIG salad, clams casino and other “Seinfeld”-themed foods. The price for the four-course dinner, which goes from 5:30 to 9 p.m., is $35. Go to juliankc.com to reserve a table.
Mac Lethal at Riot Room TUESDAY
“Every day is Christmas — wake up early if you want some presents,” Mac Lethal raps on “Irish Funeral.” “You know I’m bringing Kansas City right down your motherf*ing chimney.” If Mac Lethal actually made that sooty slide, he’d probably come in the form of the Grinch rather than Santa Claus. The acerbic rapper has expressed distain for both materialism and organized religion throughout his career. While his novelty speed-rapping videos have racked up tens of millions of YouTube views, the locally based rapper has always maintained an unusually intimate rapport with his fans in Kansas City. Mac Lethal will be joined by DJ You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out! on Tuesday.
Tickets to the 8 p.m. show are $10 in advance.