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Best of the week: ‘Burn the Floor,’ Downtown Art Annual, Hopfest

Pro Skateboarder Ryan Sheckler returns for the 2012 Street League Skateboarding DC Pro Tour.

The Street League Skateboarding Pro Tour returns to the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo.

2011 Man and Woman of the Year awardees were David Tripp, of Stinson Morrison Hecker, and Amanda Holland, KPMG. The 2012 event is May 17.

Hopfest at The Well and Lew's in Waldo

"Burn the Floor" will come to the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

The Downtown Art Annual in the Power and Light District.

more entertainment

18: Daughtry @ Midland

19: American Cancer Society’s Bark for Life fundraiser @ Penn Valley Park

20: Country Throwdown featuring Gary Allan @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheater

21: National Geographic Live Series presents primatologist and “Nat Geo Wild” TV host Mireya Mayor @ Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

21-22: Creed @ Midland

22: Van Halen @ Sprint Center

more sports

16-17: KC Royals vs. Baltimore Orioles @ Kauffman Stadium

18: Nancy Run/Jay Walk 5K @ Zona Rosa

18-20: KC Royals vs. Arizona Diamondbacks @ Kauffman Stadium

26: KC Command vs. Georgia Force @ Sprint Center

27: Sporting KC vs. San Jose @ Livestrong Sporting Park

31: Author Frank Deford discusses “Over Time: My Life as a Sportswriter” @ Unity Temple on the Plaza

more arts

16-27: “The Fantasticks” @ Crown Center Off Center Theatre

18-20: Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! @ Bartle Hall

19: “Everyday Rapture” opens @ Unicorn Theatre

24: Steve Berry presents “Lessons From a Best-seller” workshop @ the Writers Place, 3607 Pennsylvania Ave.

30: Author Dorothy Wickenden discusses “Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West” @ Unity Temple on the Plaza

more food/drink

18: Downtown Is Happy @ Power & Light District

20: “A Conversation With Food Network’s Ted Allen” @ Unity Temple on the Plaza

20: Tour de Brew @ Knuckleheads Saloon

24 : Un-Chef Cook-Off benefitting Newhouse @ Studio 2131

June 1 : Jazzoo @ Kansas City Zoo

Even more events

MAY

16-27 — “The Fantasticks” @ Crown Center Off Center Theatre

16-17KC Royals vs. Baltimore Orioles @ Kauffman Stadium

18 — Daughtry @ Midland

18 — Downtown is Happy @ Power & Light District

18 — Nancy Run/Jay Walk 5K @ Zona Rosa

18-20 — Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! @ Bartle Hall

18-20KC Royals vs. Arizona Diamondbacks @ Kauffman Stadium

19 — “Everyday Rapture” opens @ Unicorn Theatre

19 — American Cancer Society’s Bark for Life fundraiser @ Penn Valley Park

20 — “A Conversation with Food Network’s Ted Allen” @ Unity Temple on the Plaza

20 — Country Throwdown featuring Gary Allan @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheater

20 — Tour de Brew @ Knuckleheads Saloon

21 — National Geographic Live Series presents primatologist and Net Geo Wild TV host Mireya Mayor @ Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

21-22 — Creed @ Midland

22 — Van Halen @ Sprint Center

24 — Un-Chef Cook-Off benefitting Newhouse @ Studio 2131

24 — Steve Berry presents “Lessons from a Bestseller” workshop @ The Writers Place, 3607 Pennsylvania Ave.

26 — Psychostick @ Beaumont Club

26KC Command vs. Georgia Force @ Sprint Center

27 — Celebration at the Station @ Union Station

27 — Sporting KC vs. San Jose @ Livestrong Sporting Park

28 — Memorial Day

29 — Heartless Bastards @ The Granada

30 — Author Dorothy Wickenden discusses “Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West” @ Unity Temple on the Plaza

31 — Eli Young Band @ Power & Light District

31 — Author Frank Deford discusses “Over Time: My Life as a Sportswriter” @ Unity Temple on the Plaza

31-June 3 — Wakarusa @ Mulberry Mountain in Ozark, Ark.

JUNE

1 — Jazzoo @ Kansas City Zoo

1 — First Friday @ Crossroads Arts District

1 — New Edition @ Sprint Center

1-2 — Dancefestopia with Wiz Khalifa @ Riverfront Park

1-3 — Kansas City Wide Open Professional Disc Golf Tournament @ multiple venues

1-3 — Prairie Village Art Fair

1-3KC Royals vs. Oakland Athletics @ Kauffman Stadium

2 — Hospital Hill Run @ Crown Center Square

2 — Pat Green @ CrossroadsKC

2 — The Arts Asylum launch party @ 1000 E. 9th St.

2 — Screenland Slams “Fame” (1980) @ Screenland Crown Center

2KC Command vs. Utah Blaze @ Sprint Center

4-6KC Royals vs. Minnesota Twins @ Kauffman Stadium

5 — Nickelback, Bush, Seether @ Sprint Center

5-10 — “In the Heights” @ Starlight Theatre

8-9 — Gladstone Summertime Bluesfest @ Oak Grove Park, 7600 NE Troost in Gladstone

9 — West 18th Street Fashion Show @ Crossroads Arts District

9 — John Wornall House Museum Garden Tour @ various locations

10 — Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw with Grace Potter & the Nocturnals @ Arrowhead Stadium

10 — Heartland Heat Triathlon @ Tiffany Hills Park

10 — Rachael Ray discusses “The Book of Burger” @ Unity Temple on the Plaza

12-14KC Royals vs. Milwaukee Brewers @ Kauffman Stadium

15 — Rock & Rumble Rally featuring Alice Cooper @ Midland

15-16 — Parkville Jazz, Blues and Fine Arts River Jam @ English Landing Park in Parkville

16 — Sporting KC vs. Toronto FC @ Livestrong Sporting Park

16 — Kevin Gray Father’s Day Run 5K @ CommunityAmerica Ballpark, Kansas Speedway, Livestrong Sporting Park

17 — Father’s Day

17 — City of Fountains Bicycle Tour @ Washington Square Park

17 — Don Williams @ Uptown Theater

17KC Command vs. San Jose Sabercats @ Sprint Center

19 — Idina Menzel @ Midland

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

21REO Speedwagon, Styx and Ted Nugent @ Starlight Theatre

22-23 — Big Slick Celebrity Poker Tournament

22-24KC Royals vs. St. Louis Cardinals @ Kauffman Stadium

22-28 — Kansas City Gay & Lesbian Film Festival @ Tivoli Cinemas

23 — Missouri Chainsaw Grassacre featuring Cornmeal, Split Lip Rayfield and more @ CrossroadsKC

23KC Command vs. Chicago Rush @ Sprint Center

24 — Art of the Car Councours @ Kansas City Art Institute

25 — Eddie Kennison’s Festival of Food & Fun @ Lakeview Village, 9100 Park in Lenexa

25-27KC Royals vs. Tampa Bay Rays @ Kauffman Stadium

29 — Sporting KC vs. Chicago @ Livestrong Sporting Park

30KC Roller Warriors @ Municipal Auditorium

JULY

3-4KC Riverfest @ Richard L. Berkley Park

3-8 — The Addams Family @ Starlight Theatre

4 — Independence Day

4KC Riverfest @ Richard L. Berkley Park

6 — First Friday @ Crossroads Arts District

6-10 — Major League Baseball All-Star Week

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

9 — Vans Warped Tour @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheater

10-15 — “Memphis” @ Starlight Theatre

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

14KC Command vs. Spokane Shock @ Sprint Center

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

18DJ Kaskade @ Uptown Theater

19-29KC Fringe Festival

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

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

25 — Childish Gambino @ Beaumont Club

26 — The Avett Brothers @ CrossroadsKC

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

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

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

25 — Dawes @ CrossroadsKC

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

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

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

SEPTEMBER

3 — Labor Day

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

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

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

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

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

28 — Comedian John Caparulo @ 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

8 — Columbus Day

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

20NASCAR Nationwide Series Kansas Lottery 300 @ Kansas Speedway

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

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

23 — Black Friday

DECEMBER

24 — Christmas Eve

25 — Christmas Day

26 — Kwanzaa begins

31 — New Year’s Eve

Ink

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Man & Woman of the Year

THURSDAY

A number of local fundraisers battle for one of the city’s most noteworthy titles. The honors go to the man and woman who raise the most money for blood cancer research during the competition’s 10-week fundraising campaign. David Tripp and Amanda Holland took last year’s titles, and the winners in this year’s 27-member field, which includes Sporting KC’s Matt Besler, will be announced during a 6 p.m. ceremony at Harrah’s Casino in North Kansas City. Food and drink and live and silent auctions will also be part of the evening. This is an invite-only event, but information on how to donate to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society can be found at mwoy.org.

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Street League DC Pro Tour

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

Kansas City skateboarder Sean Malto edged out phenom Nyjah Huston to nab last year’s Street League title with a convincing victory. He’ll look to duplicate that success when the event hits the Sprint Center for a two-day competition this weekend. Event prelims kick off at 7 p.m. Friday, with 24 skaters, including Huston, Paul Rodriguez and Chris Cole, slated to participate. There’s a semifinal at 7:15 p.m. Saturday and at 8 p.m., the top eight skaters will compete in the finals. Tickets for Friday’s prelim round start at $17, with Saturday tickets starting at $27. VIP passes, which get you floor seating and access to an autograph session with skate legend Rob Dyrdek, are $179 at sprintcenter.com.

Turn to page 16 for more on Malto and the competition.

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Downtown Art Annual

FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY

The district known as one of Kansas City’s wildest gets a temporary makeover this weekend when local, regional and national artists set up shop for the fifth annual

downtown art festival. Items start at $15, and you’ll find pottery, paintings, woodwork, jewelry and more. The free event runs 5-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and

11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Go to powerandlightdistrict.com or artfestival.com for more

information.

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Hopfest

SATURDAY

More than 50 craft breweries and 250 craft beers will be featured, with representatives to provide background information on the brews. Boulevard Brewing Co., Tommyknocker and Dark Horse Craft Distillery are among those participating in the festival, which runs from 2 to 6 p.m. in a tented beer garden near the Well and Lew’s Grill and Bar in Waldo. Food trucks will be on site throughout the day, and the winners of the Hopfest Home Brewer of the Year competition will be announced as part of the afternoon’s festivities. Advance tickets are $30, and a $50 VIP ticket will get you early access to the festival and samples of five special-release beers.

Go to waldowell.com for more information and a complete list of participating breweries.

BURN THE FLOOR

FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY

Friday through Sunday in the Muriel Kauffman Theatre at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

It’s sort of like “Dancing With the Stars,” only good. The world’s top ballroom dancers join forces to perform 10 high-energy dances — five standard, five Latin-infused numbers — in Kansas City’s prime performance arts venue. The show, which features such dances as the waltz and the cha cha, runs from Friday to Sunday in the Muriel Kauffman Theatre at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets range from $41-$86 at kauffmancenter.org or by calling the box office at 816.994.7222.

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