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Best of the week: All-Star events, Jay Mohr, Friday Night Flicks

The All-Star Game logo adorns the left field wall at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.

Jay Mohr

Beach House

Brad Pitt, left, and Jonah Hill are shown in a scene from "Moneyball," which Friday Night Flicks brings to Crown Center.

Death Cab for Cutie.

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Major League Baseball All-Star Week FRIDAY THROUGH NEXT TUESDAY

The gem of Kansas City’s summer events calendar begins this week as one of Major League Baseball’s biggest events rolls into town — and there’s plenty to keep you busy. FanFest, which features dozens of family-friendly attractions as well as autograph opportunities, runs from Friday to Tuesday at Bartle Hall. There’s Monday night’s home run derby (7 p.m.) and a player parade through the Country Club Plaza (1 p.m. Tuesday) prior to Tuesday night’s 7 p.m. game. Plus a collection of All-Star-themed events, including watch parties and free concerts, at various venues throughout the city. For more on the week’s events, including ticket information, turn to Ink’s cover story on page 16.

Jay Mohr SATURDAY

Say this about Jay Mohr: The man certainly has staying power. Despite a lack of high-profile roles, he has held his own over the years. He tussled with Tom Cruise in the 1996 film “Jerry Maguire,” guest-hosted the popular “Jim Rome Show” and most recently spent two years starring in his own sitcom, “Gary Unlimited” on CBS (though it’s no longer on the air). He has also established himself as a pretty good stand-up comedian. He takes the stage at the Midland at 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets range from $20 to $30 at midlandkc.com.

Beach House TUESDAY

As the All-Star Game is played at Kauffman Stadium next Tuesday, the indie rock equivalent of the illustrious event will transpire about 45 miles west on Interstate 70 at Liberty Hall. Beach House, the consensus pick among self-consciously fashionable observers as the MVP of 2012, will perform the musical approximation of a home run trot with its gorgeous, dreamy pop. “Bloom,” the Maryland-based duo’s fourth album, is guaranteed a spot on the year-end Top 10 lists of all self-respecting trendy balloteers. Wild Nothing, a New Order-inspired act from Virginia, will bat leadoff.

Tickets to the 8 p.m. show are $20.50 and $25.50.

Friday Night Flicks FRIDAY

All you need is a blanket, lawn chair and a few snacks to enjoy Crown Center’s annual cinema under the stars series, which features a movie a week on a massive outdoor screen. The series kicks off Friday with the 2011 film “Moneyball” starring Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill, both of whom were nominated for Academy Awards for their work in portraying the Oakland Athletics’ improbable rise to power in the early 2000s. The remaining summer schedule is also packed with well-known titles, including the Twilight film “New Moon” (July 13), “Hitch” starring Will Smith (July 20) and “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” (July 27). All movies are free and start around 9 p.m. in Crown Center Square. crowncenter.com

Death Cab for Cutie

SUNDAY

Ben Gibbard’s solo project-turned full-blown band has enjoyed a steady run of success since it began producing music in the late 1990s. The group has produced seven studio albums, signed with Atlantic Records in 2004 and warranted a number of Grammy nominations in the years since. “Codes and Keys,” the group’s latest album, was nominated for a Best Alternative Music Album this year, and their album “The Open Door EP” earned a nomination in the same category two years earlier. Death Cab stops by CrossroadsKC on Sunday for a 7 p.m. concert at the outdoor venue. Tickets are $40-$46.50 at crossroadskc.com.### More sports 7: KC Command vs. Iowa Barnstormers @ Sprint Center

8: MLB All-Star Game Charity 5K & Fun Run @ Power & Light District

13-15: KC Royals vs. Chicago White Sox @ Kauffman Stadium

14: KC Command vs. Spokane Shock @ Sprint Center

16-19: KC Royals vs. Seattle Mariners @ Kauffman Stadium

20-22: KC Royals vs. Minnesota Twins @ Kauffman Stadium### More entertainment 4-8: The Addams Family @ Starlight Theatre

5-15 : Heart of America Shakespeare Festival @ Southmoreland Park

7: Screenland Slams “The Birds” (1963) @ Screenland Crown Center

10-15: “Memphis” @ Starlight Theatre

13: Friday Night Flicks (“New Moon”) @ Crown Center

19-29: KC Fringe Festival### More music 5-7: Lawrence Field Day Festival @ The Bottleneck and Jackpot Music Hall

6: Young the Giant @ Power & Light District

7: David Nail @ Power & Light District

9: Vans Warped Tour @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheater

12: Halestorm @ Midland

12: American Idol LIVE! 2012 @ Sprint Center### More miscellaneous 4: KC Riverfest @ Richard L. Berkley Park

6 : First Friday @ Crossroads Arts District

9-10: All-Star Watch Parties @ Power & Light District

13: RedRock KC benefitting American Red Cross @ CrossroadsKC

14: Back in the Swing Cookbook Party featuring Sheryl Crow @ Johnson County Community College’s Carlsen Center### EVEN MORE EVENTS JULY

4KC Riverfest @ Richard L. Berkley Park

4-8 — The Addams Family @ Starlight Theatre

5-7 — Lawrence Field Day Festival @ The Bottleneck and Jackpot Music Hall

5-July 15 — Heart of America Shakespeare Festival @ Southmoreland Park

6 — Young the Giant @ Power & Light District

6 — First Friday @ Crossroads Arts District

6-10 — Major League Baseball All-Star Week

7 — Jay Mohr @ Midland

7 — David Nail @ Power & Light District

7 — Screenland Slams “The Birds” (1963) @ Screenland Crown Center

7KC Command vs. Iowa Barnstormers @ Sprint Center

8MLB All-Star Game Charity 5K & Fun Run @ TBA

8 — Death Cab For Cutie @ CrossroadsKC

9 — Vans Warped Tour @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheater

9-10 — Major League Baseball All-Star Watch Party @ Power & Light District

10 — Major League Baseball All-Star Parade @ Country Club Plaza

10-15 — “Memphis” @ Starlight Theatre

12 — Halestorm @ Midland

12 — American Idol LIVE! 2012 @ Sprint Center

13 — Brandi Carlile @ Uptown Theater

13 — RedRock KC benefitting American Red Cross @ CrossroadsKC

13 — Friday Night Flicks (“New Moon”) @ Crown Center

13-15KC Royals vs. Chicago White Sox @ Kauffman Stadium

14 — Back in the Swing Cookbook Party featuring Sheryl Crow @ Johnson County Community College’s Carlsen Center

14O.A.R.@ CrossroadsKC

14KC Command vs. Spokane Shock @ Sprint Center

14 — Reel Big Fish @ Beaumont Club

15 — Ledisi with Eric Benet @ Midland

16-19KC Royals vs. Seattle Mariners @ Kauffman Stadium

17 — Fiona Apple @ Midland

17 — Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival featuring Slipknot, Slayer and Anthrax @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheater

17-19 — Ethnic Enrichment Festival @ Swope Park

18 — Kaskade @ Uptown Theater

19 — Josh Ritter @ CrossroadsKC

19-29KC Fringe Festival

20 — Friday Night Flicks (”Hitch”) @ Crown Center

20 — Chicago and The Doobie Brothers @ Starlight Theatre

20-21 — Global Dance Festival @ Midland

20-22KC Royals vs. Minnesota Twins @ Kauffman Stadium

21 — James Taylor @ Starlight Theatre

24 — Tenacious D @ Uptown Theater

24-29 — “Cathy Rigby is Peter Pan” @ Starlight Theatre

25 — Childish Gambino @ Beaumont Club

26 — The Avett Brothers @ CrossroadsKC

27 — Friday Night Flicks (“Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”) @ Crown Center

27 — Big Time Rush @ Sprint Center

27-29 — Brush Creek Art Walk @ Brush Creek Trail

28KC Roller Warriors @ Municipal Auditorium

31-Aug. 2KC Royals vs. Cleveland Indians @ Kauffman Stadium

AUGUST

1-5 — UniverSoul Circus @ Swope Park

3 — First Friday @ Crossroads Arts District

3-5KC Royals vs. Texas Rangers @ Kauffman Stadium

3-12 — Elton John & Tim Rice’s “AIDA” @ Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

4 — Screenland Slams “Legend” (1985) @ Screenland Crown Center

11 — Quixotic with Emancipator and The Floozies @ CrossroadsKC

14 — Yanni @ Midland

14-16KC Royals vs. Oakland Athletics @ Kauffman Stadium

16 — Il Divo @ Starlight Theatre

17-19KC Royals vs. Chicago White Sox @ Kauffman Stadium

18KC Roller Warriors @ Municipal Auditorium

18 — Summerdaze Festival @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheater

22 — Phish @ Starlight Theatre

24 — Tech N9ne @ Crossroads KC

25 — Dawes @ CrossroadsKC

27 — John Hiatt @ Uptown Theater

28-30KC Royals vs. Detroit Tigers @ Kauffman Stadium

28-Sept. 2 — “La Cage Aux Folles” @ Starlight Theatre

30 — Umphreys McGee @ CrossroadsKC

31-Sept. 2KC Royals vs. Minnesota Twins @ Kauffman Stadium

SEPTEMBER

3 — Labor Day

3-6KC Royals vs. Texas Rangers @ Kauffman Stadium

5-30 — “The Motherf**ker with the Hat” @ Unicorn Theatre

7 — Boston with Night Ranger and Starship @ Starlight Theatre

7 — Cover Wars @ VooDoo Lounge

8-9 — Kansas City Chalk and Walk Festival @ Crown Center

12 — Jason Mraz @ Starlight Theatre

12-16 — Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey: Fully Charged @ Sprint Center

13 — Powerman 5000 @ Beaumont Club

14-15 — Quixotic presents “Surfaces” @ Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

14-16KC Royals vs. Los Angeles Angels @ Kauffman Stadium

15-23 — Lyric Opera presents “Madame Butterfly” @ Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

15KC Roller Warriors @ Municipal Auditorium

16AVICII @ Midland

18-20KC Royals vs. Chicago White Sox @ Kauffman Stadium

21 — Joel Osteen @ Sprint Center

21 — Jason Boland and the Stragglers @ Beaumont Club

21-23KC Royals vs. Cleveland Indians @ Kauffman Stadium

22 — Joan Sebastian @ Sprint Center

23 — Awolnation @ Uptown Theater

25 — The Head & The Heart @ Uptown Theater

28 — Comedian John Caparulo @ Midland

29 — Eric Church @ Sprint Center

29 — Blues Traveler @ Crossroads KC

29 — The Fab Four @ Midland

OCTOBER

1 — Florence + the Machine @ Starlight Theatre

1-3KC Royals vs. Detroit Tigers @ Kauffman Stadium

5 — First Friday @ Crossroads Arts District

6 — Screenland Slams “I Know Who Killed Me” (2007) @ Screenland Crown Center

6 — Mike Birbiglia @ Midland

6 — Citizen Cope @ Crossroads KC

6 — Kansas @ Uptown Theater

8 — Columbus Day

10-Nov. 2 — “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson” @ Unicorn Theatre

12-13 — 2012 College Hockey Ice Breaker Tournament @ Sprint Center

13 — Norah Jones @ Midland

20NASCAR Nationwide Series Kansas Lottery 300 @ Kansas Speedway

21NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Chase for the Sprint Cup Hollywood Casino 400 @ Kansas Speedway

24NBA basketball: Washington Wizards vs. Miami Heat @ Sprint Center

25 — Grace Potter @ Uptown Theater

26 — Justin Bieber @ Sprint Center

27 — Red Hot Chili Peppers @ Sprint Center

30 — Madonna @ Sprint Center

31 — Halloween

NOVEMBER

1 — All Saints’ Day

2 — First Friday @ Crossroads Arts District

3 — Screenland Slams “Barb Wire” (1996) @ Screenland Crown Center

3-11 — Lyric Opera presents “Il Trovatore” @ Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

4 — Daylight Saving Time ends

6 — Election Day

11 — Veterans Day

19-20 — College Basketball Experience Classic @ Sprint Center

22 — Thanksgiving

22 — Plaza Lighting Ceremony @ Country Club Plaza

23 — Black Friday

28-Dec. 23 — “Inspecting Carol” @ Unicorn Theatre

DECEMBER

1 — Chris Isaak @ Uptown Theater

15 — Carrie Underwood @ Sprint Center

22 — College basketball: Florida vs. Kansas State @ Sprint Center

24 — Christmas Eve

25 — Christmas Day

26 — Kwanzaa begins

31 — New Year’s Eve

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