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Best of the Week: ‘Shrek the Musical,’ ‘The Walking Dead Live,’ Kishi Bashi

‘Shrek the Musical’ SATURDAY The big, green monster that taught us all that ogres, like onions, have layers is coming to KC. “Shrek the Musical” National Tour will be at Johnson County Community College’s Yardley Hall for two shows. The musical will entertain both fans of the original “Shrek” film and fans of Broadway theater by incorporating lines from the film and nodding to classic shows such as “Dreamgirls,” “Les Misérables,” “Rent” and “Wicked.” Tickets for the 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. shows, which range from $55 to $130, can be purchased via the JCCC Box Office. ‘The Walking Dead, Live’ FRIDAY Daryl, Glenn and Maggie from AMC’s “The Walking Dead” are taking a break from zombie-hunting somewhere in the South to visit Kansas City. In the sold-out show, actors Norman Reedus, Steve Yeun and Lauren Cohan (Daryl, Glenn and Maggie, respectively) are joined by executive producer and special effects guru Greg Nicotero on Friday at the Midland. Nicotero, who has played several zombies on the show, is responsible for the truly gross decomposing walkers that have been appearing on screen during Season 3. The visiting zombie experts will take questions from the audience, reveal behind-the-scenes secrets and premiere never-before-seen footage. Caitlin Cress, The Star

Kishi Bashi

‘The Walking Dead, Live’ FRIDAY Daryl, Glenn and Maggie from AMC’s “The Walking Dead” are taking a break from zombie-hunting somewhere in the South to visit Kansas City. In the sold-out show, actors Norman Reedus, Steve Yeun and Lauren Cohan (Daryl, Glenn and Maggie, respectively) are joined by executive producer and special effects guru Greg Nicotero on Friday at the Midland. Nicotero, who has played several zombies on the show, is responsible for the truly gross decomposing walkers that have been appearing on screen during Season 3. The visiting zombie experts will take questions from the audience, reveal behind-the-scenes secrets and premiere never-before-seen footage. Caitlin Cress, The Star

Missouri's Alex Oriakhi, center, laughs with teammates Keion Bell, left, Stefan Jankovic, right, and Negus Webster-Chan during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Auburn Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, in Columbia, Mo.

More sports

13: Missouri men’s basketball vs. Mississippi State @ Starkville, Miss.

16: Kansas men’s basketball vs. Texas @ Lawrence

16: Kansas State men’s basketball vs. Baylor @ Manhattan

18: Kansas State men’s basketball vs. West Virginia @ Manhattan

19: Missouri men’s basketball vs. Florida @ Columbia

20: Kansas men’s basketball vs. Oklahoma State @ Stillwater, Okla.

More arts

13-March 31: Maria and the Pueblo Pottery Tradition: The Sosland Collection @ Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

24: 85th Annual Academy Awards

27-March 3: Kansas City Fashion Week @ 28 Event Space

27-March 24: “Good People” @ Unicorn Theatre

March 2: Variety KC presents “Variety Show 2013” @ Midland

More entertainment

15: Zac Brown Band @ Sprint Center

17: Comedian Nick Offerman @ Midland

20: Wednesday 13 @ Granada

22: Talib Kweli @ Granada

23: Yo Gabba Gabba Live! @ Midland

25: G-Eazy @ Granada

More miscellaneous

14: “Laughter and Reflection With Carol Burnett” @ Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

18: Oscar Night “Dress to Impress” @ Legoland Discovery Center

21: Extension Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City present “Invasive Tree Pests Are Changing Our Landscape” @ Kauffman Foundation Conference Center

23: Shirley MacLaine @ Johnson County Community College’s Yardley Hall

23-24: PBR: Professional Bull Riders @ Sprint Center

Even more events

FEBRUARY

13 — Missouri men’s basketball vs. Mississippi State @ Starkville, Miss.

13-March 31 — Maria and the Pueblo Pottery Tradition: The Sosland Collection @ Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

14: “Laughter and Reflection with Carol Burnett” @ Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

15 — The Walking Dead Live @ Midland

15 — Zac Brown Band @ Sprint Center

16 — Missouri men’s basketball vs. Arkansas @ Fayetteville, Ark.

16 — Kansas men’s basketball vs. Texas @ Lawrence

16 — Kansas State men’s basketball vs. Baylor @ Manhattan

17 — Comedian Nick Offerman @ Midland

18 — Kansas State men’s basketball vs. West Virginia @ Manhattan

18 — Oscar Night “Dress to Impress” @ Legoland Discovery Center

19 — Missouri men’s basketball vs. Florida @ Columbia

20 — Keane @ Midland

20 — Kansas men’s basketball vs. Oklahoma State @ Stillwater, Okla.

20 — Wednesday 13 @ Granada

21 — Extension Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City present “Invasive Tree Pests Are Changing Our Landscape” @ Kauffman Foundation Conference Center

22 — Talib Kweli @ Granada

23 — Yo Gabba Gabba @ Midland

23 — Shirley MacLaine @ Johnson County Community College’s Yardley Hall

23 — Kansas State men’s basketball vs. Texas @ Austin, Texas

23 — Missouri men’s basketball vs. Kentucky @ Lexington, Ken.

23 — Kansas men’s basketball vs. TCU @ Lawrence

23-24PBR: Professional Bull Riders @ Sprint Center

24 — “Once Upon a Time” fundraiser for Saint Luke’s Hospital @ Downtown Marriott

25 — G-Eazy @ Granada

25 — Kansas State men’s basketball vs. Texas Tech @ Manhattan

25 — Kansas men’s basketball vs. Iowa State @ Ames, Iowa

26 — 999 Eyes Freakshow @ Granada

27 — Maroon 5 @ Sprint Center

27-March 3 — Kansas City Fashion Week @ 28 Event Space

27-March 24 — “Good People” @ Unicorn Theatre

28 — Missouri men’s basketball vs. South Carolina @ Columbia, S.C.

28 — Matt Stell @ Granada

MARCH

2-3 — Arenacross @ Sprint Center

2 — Kansas State men’s basketball vs. Baylor @ Waco, Texas

2 — Variety KC presents “Variety Show 2013” @ Midland

2 — Kansas men’s basketball vs. West Virginia @ Lawrence

3 — Missouri men’s basketball vs. LSU @ Columbia

4 — Kansas men’s basketball vs. Texas Tech @ Lawrence

5 — Missouri men’s basketball vs. Arkansas @ Columbia

5 — Kansas State men’s basketball vs. TCU @ Manhattan

6 — Murs @ Granada

9 — Kansas State men’s basketball vs. Oklahoma State @ Stillwater, Okla.

9 — Kansas men’s basketball vs. Baylor @ Waco, Texas

9 — Pentatonix @ Midland

9 — Missouri men’s basketball vs. Tennessee @ Knoxville, Tenn.

9 — Miranda Lambert & Dierks Bentley @ Sprint Center

12 — Brit Floyd @ Midland

13 — Here Come the Mummies @ Granada

13-16 — Big 12 Men’s Basketball Championship @ Sprint Center

13-17SEC men’s basketball tournament

15 — Ryan Bingham @ Granada

16 — Sporting KC vs. Chicago @ Sporting Park

18 — Yes @ Midland

21 — Animal Collective @ Midland

22-24 — NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament @ Sprint Center

22-July 21 — Brad Kahlhamer: Bowery Nation @ Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

25 — Lindsey Stirling @ Granada

26 — Ben Rector @ Granada

27-31 — Disney on Ice: Rockin’ Ever After

28-29 — “Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody” @ Midland

30 — Sporting KC vs. Montreal @ Sporting Park

APRIL

4 — Mike Tyson: The Undisputed Truth Tour @ Midland

5 — Sporting KC vs. D.C. United @ Sporting Park

8 — Bad Religion @ Granada

9-14 — “Mary Poppins” @ Music Hall

12 — Chuck Ragan @ Granada

13 — Lewis Black @ Midland

13 — Bon Jovi @ Sprint Center

13 — Chef’s Classic Knock Out ‘Bout @ Saint Thomas Aquinas High School in Overland Park

17-May 12 — “My Name is Asher Lev” @ Unicorn Theatre

20 — That 1 Guy @ Granada

21 — Granger Smith @ Granada

22 — Black Angels @ Granada

26 — Mindless Self Indulgence @ Granada

27 — Sporting KC vs. Portland @ Sporting Park

27 — Comedian Bill Burr @ Midland

28 — The Black Keys featuring The Flaming Lips @ Sprint Center

30 — Fleetwood Mac @ Sprint Center

MAY

1 — Diana Krall @ Midland

1 — Carrie Underwood @ Sprint Center

1 — Papadosio @ Granada

5 — Sporting KC vs. Chivas USA @ Sporting Park

5 — Jim Henson’s Pajanimals @ Midland

8 — Sporting KC vs. Seattle @ Sporting Park

10 — The Tenors @ Midland

16 — Rodney Carrington @ Midland

26 — Sporting KC vs. Houston @ Sporting Park

31-June 6 — “Spamalot” @ Starlight Theatre

JUNE

1 — Color Run @ Arrowhead Stadium

1 — Sporting KC vs. Montreal @ Sporting Park

5-23 — “The Mountaintop” @ Unicorn Theatre

11-16 — “Catch Me If You Can” @ Starlight Theatre

16 — Father John Misty @ Granada

29 — Sporting KC vs. Columbus @ Sporting Park

JULY

3 — Sporting KC vs. Vancouver @ Sporting Park

13 — Sporting KC vs. Toronto FC @ Sporting Park

19 — One Direction @ Sprint Center

27 — Rick Springfield @ Midland

AUGUST

2-3 — Taylor Swift @ Sprint Center

3 — Sporting KC vs. New York @ Sporting Park

10 — Sporting KC vs. New England @ Sporting Park

31 — Sporting KC vs. Colorado @ Sporting Park

SEPTEMBER

7 — Sporting KC vs. Columbus @ Sporting Park

27 — Sporting KC vs. Philadelphia @ Sporting Park

OCTOBER

18 — Sporting KC vs. D.C. United @ Sporting Park

Ink

Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears THURSDAY

Long before the throwback R&B of the Alabama Shakes galvanized appreciative listeners, Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears were throwing down retro soul for delighted fans. Known for manic performances in the showy tradition of James Brown and Sam & Dave, the Austin-based band is a riveting live act capable of sending dancers into a frenzy with deranged material like “She’s So Scandalous” and “Booty City.” The Les Izmore Therapy Hour, a project Kansas City rapper Izmore describes as “a live mixtape,” precedes Lewis’ band. Dropout Boogie will also be on hand to spin vintage vinyl.

Tickets to the 8 p.m. show are $15 in advance.

Bill Brownlee, Special to Ink

Missouri men’s basketball vs. Arkansas SATURDAY

Things have gone downhill quickly for the Tigers. First, there was the news of an impending NCAA announcement on head coach Frank Haith, who was being investigated for his actions as head coach at Miami. Then came a shocking loss to lowly LSU. Missouri has now dropped four of its past nine games, though if anything can get the team back on track, it’s probably a matchup with former head coach Mike Anderson. Anderson bolted two years ago for the Razorbacks, and while the move seemed to work out well for Mizzou, which went 30-5 last year under Haith, MU fans still harbor some ill feelings. Tip-off is scheduled for 3 p.m. in Fayetteville, Ark.

‘Shrek the Musical’ SATURDAY

The big, green monster that taught us all that ogres, like onions, have layers is coming to KC. “Shrek the Musical” National Tour will be at Johnson County Community College’s Yardley Hall for two shows. The musical will entertain both fans of the original “Shrek” film and fans of Broadway theater by incorporating lines from the film and nodding to classic shows such as “Dreamgirls,” “Les Misérables,” “Rent” and “Wicked.” Tickets for the 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. shows, which range from $55 to $130, can be purchased via the JCCC box office.

‘The Walking Dead, Live’ FRIDAY

Daryl, Glenn and Maggie from AMC’s “The Walking Dead” are taking a break from zombie-hunting somewhere in the South to visit Kansas City. In the sold-out show, actors Norman Reedus, Steve Yeun and Lauren Cohan (Daryl, Glenn and Maggie, respectively) are joined by executive producer and special effects guru Greg Nicotero on Friday at the Midland. Nicotero, who has played several zombies on the show, is responsible for the truly gross decomposing walkers that have been appearing on screen during Season 3. The visiting zombie experts will take questions from the audience, reveal behind-the-scenes secrets and premiere never-before-seen footage.

Kishi Bashi SUNDAY

For fans of the sort of intellectually discerning folk-rock associated with Bon Iver and Sufjan Stevens, Kishi Bashi’s appearance at the RecordBar will be a contender for the concert of the year. The Virginia-based artist creates gentle soundscapes that awaken gloriously vivid daydreams. When he performs as a one-man band, Bashi builds virtual symphonies by deftly looping samples of his virtuosic work on violin and his flexible voice. A giddy sense of joy imbues all of his material. Plume Giant, a vaudeville-tinged folk trio from Brooklyn, opens the show.

Tickets to the 9 p.m. show are $10 in advance.

Bill Brownlee, Special to Ink

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