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Kansas coach Bill Self celebrates with guard Elijah Johnson during the second half of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament Midwest Regional final against North Carolina on Sunday, March 25, 2012, in St. Louis. Kansas won 80-67. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Father John Misty is a cosmic folk-rock musician.

For the ninth straight year, Jim Kilroy honors The King with a week-long birthday celebration.

Pablo Picasso at home, 1954, by Yousuf Karsh

More sports

5: Kansas State men’s basketball vs. Oklahoma State @ Manhattan

5: Missouri men’s basketball vs. Bucknell @ Columbia

8: Missouri men’s basketball vs. Alabama @ Columbia

9: Kansas men’s basketball vs. Iowa State @ Lawrence

12: Kansas State men’s basketball vs. West Virginia @ Morgantown, W.Va.

12: Kansas men’s basketball vs. Texas Tech @ Lubbock, Texas

12: Missouri men’s basketball vs. Ole Miss @ Oxford, Miss.

More arts

2-20: “Heartland: The Photographs of Terry Evans” @ Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

2-Feb. 10: “Bonjour Picasso!” @ Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

19: Harriman-Jewell Series presents Michael Fabiano @ Folly Theater

22-23: Shen Yun @ Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

22-27: “Billy Elliot” @ Music Hall

24-26: KC Symphony featuring Heartland Men’s Chorus presents “Broadway Rocks!”

25: The Russian National Ballet performs “Swan Lake” @ Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

More entertainment

12: Nuclear Cowboyz @ Sprint Center

14: Reel Big Fish @ Granada

16: The Used @ Beaumont Club

18: Kevin Fowler @ Granada

20: Keane @ Midland

20: Eliot Lipp @ Granada

23: Trampled By Turtles with My Morning Jacket’s Carl Broemel @ Granada

24: No Justice @ Granada

More miscellaneous

12: KC Weddings Bridal Spectacular @ Overland Park Convention Center

18: Comedian Rodney Carrington @ Midland

18-20: Specialty Coffee Association of America presents the Big Central barista competition @ The Guild KC

19: Battle of the Beak 5K @ Leawood

19: 2013 Kansas City Royals Fanfest @ Overland Park Convention Center

26: Harlem Globetrotters @ Sprint Center

Feb. 1-17: “An Otherwise Hopeless Evening” @ The Jewel Box Lounge

Even more events

JANUARY

2-Feb. 10 — “Bonjour Picasso!” @ Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

2-Jan. 20 — “Heartland: The Photographs of Terry Evans” @ Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

4-11 — Elvis Birthday Bash @ multiple locations

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

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

6 — Kansas men’s basketball vs. Temple @ Lawrence

8 — Missouri men’s basketball vs. Alabama @ Columbia

9 — Kansas men’s basketball vs. Iowa State @ Lawrence

12KC Weddings Bridal Spectacular @ Overland Park Convention Center

12 — Nuclear Cowboyz @ Sprint Center

12 — Kansas State men’s basketball vs. West Virginia @ Morgantown, W. Va.

12 — Missouri men’s basketball vs. Ole Miss @ Oxford, Miss.

12 — Kansas men’s basketball vs. Texas Tech @ Lubbock, Texas

14 — Kansas men’s basketball vs. Baylor @ Lawrence

14 — Reel Big Fish @ Granada

16 — Kansas State men’s basketball vs. TCU @ Fort Worth, Texas

16 — The Used @ Beaumont Club

16 — Missouri men’s basketball vs. Georgia @ Columbia

18 — Comedian Rodney Carrington @ Midland

18 — Kevin Fowler @ Granada

18-20 — Specialty Coffee Association of America presents the Big Central barista competition @ The Guild KC

19 — Battle of the Beak 5K @ Leawood

19 — Missouri men’s basketball vs. Florida @ Gainesville, Fla.

19 — Kansas State men’s basketball vs. Oklahoma @ Manhattan

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

19 — Harriman-Jewell Series presents Michael Fabiano @ Folly Theater

19 — 2013 Kansas City Royals Fanfest @ Overland Park Convention Center

20 — Keane @ Midland

20 — Eliot Lipp @ Granada

22 — Missouri men’s basketball vs. South Carolina @ Columbia

22 — Kansas men’s basketball vs. Kansas State @ Manhattan, Kan.

22-23 — Shen Yun @ Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

22-27 — “Billy Elliot” @ Music Hall

23 — Trampled By Turtles with My Morning Jacket’s Carl Broemel @ Granada

24 — No Justice @ Granada

24-26KC Symphony featuring Heartland Men’s Chorus presents “Broadway Rocks!”

25 — The Russian National Ballet performs “Swan Lake” @ Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

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

26 — Harlem Globetrotters @ Sprint Center

26 — Missouri men’s basketball vs. Vanderbilt @ Columbia

26 — Kansas men’s basketball vs. Oklahoma @ Lawrence

28 — Kansas men’s basketball vs. West Virginia @ Morgantown, W.Va.

30 — Missouri men’s basketball vs. LSU @ Baton Rouge, La.

30 — The Darkness @ Beaumont Club

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

FEBRUARY

1-17 — “An Otherwise Hopeless Evening” @ The Jewel Box Lounge

2 — Kansas State men’s basketball vs. Oklahoma @ Norman, Okla.

2 — Missouri men’s basketball vs. Auburn @ Columbia

2 — Kansas men’s basketball vs. Oklahoma State @ Lawrence

3 — Ed Sheeran @ Midland

4 — Lady Gaga @ Sprint Center

5 — Kansas State men’s basketball vs. Texas Tech @ Lubbock, Texas

6 — Kansas men’s basketball vs. TCU @ Fort Worth, Texas

6 — Savoy @ Granada

7 — Missouri men’s basketball vs. Texas A&M @ College Station, Texas

8 — Jason Boland & The Stragglers @ Granada

8-10 — Monster Jam @ Sprint Center

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

9 — Kansas State men’s basketball vs. Iowa State @ Manhattan

9 — Missouri men’s basketball vs. Ole Miss @ Columbia

11 — Kansas men’s basketball vs. Kansas State @ Lawrence

11 — Mushroomhead @ Granada

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

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

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

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 and Changing Our Landscape” @ Kauffman Foundation Conference Center

22 — Talib Kweli @ Granada

23 — Yo Gabba Gabba @ Midland

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

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

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

MARCH

2-3 — Arenacross @ Sprint Center

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

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.

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

18 — Yes @ Midland

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

25 — Lindsey Stirling @ Granada

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

APRIL

4 — Mike Tyson: The Undisputed Truth Tour @ Midland

9-14 — “Mary Poppins” @ Music Hall

13 — Lewis Black @ Midland

13 — Bon Jovi @ Sprint Center

20 — That 1 Guy @ Granada

26 — Mindless Self Indulgence @ Granada

30 — Fleetwood Mac @ Sprint Center

MAY

1 — Diana Krall @ Midland

5 — Jim Henson’s Pajanimals @ Midland

10 — The Tenors @ Midland

31-June 6 — “Spamalot” @ Starlight Theatre

JUNE

1 — Color Run @ Arrowhead Stadium

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

JULY

19 — One Direction @ Sprint Center

27 — Rick Springfield @ Midland

AUGUST

2-3 — Taylor Swift @ Sprint Center

Ink

Kansas men’s basketball vs. Temple SUNDAY

Once again, Bill Self’s team is among college basketball’s best entering this weekend’s matchup with Temple. Jeff Withey and Elijah Johnson have been staples, but freshman Ben McLemore might be the team’s most explosive offensive option. The St. Louis native scored 25 points in a victory over Chattanooga in November and dropped 24 against Colorado in December. He has also proven an adept rebounder and assist man for the Jayhawks, who jumped into the top 10 last week following a win over then-No. 7 Ohio State in Columbus. Tipoff against Temple is set for either 12:30 or 3:30 p.m. in Lawrence.

Bonjour Picasso DAILY

Spanish artist Pablo Picasso has remained an intriguing figure since his death in 1973, and David Douglas Duncan provides a behind-the-scenes look into the life of the renowned artist in this Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art exhibit. Duncan captures Picasso’s everyday moments during the artist’s time in Cannes (1955-61), from run-of-the-mill dinner dates to commencement of a new work. Some of Picasso’s high-profile friends and former lovers are also part of the exhibit, which runs until Feb. 10 and is free to the public. Go to nelson-atkins.org for more information.

Father John Misty with Magic Trick MONDAY

Father John Misty, the nom de plume of J. Tillman, is a cosmic folk-rock musician. He overtly references ill-fated troubadours like Gram Parsons, Townes Van Zandt and Harry Nilsson on his acclaimed 2012 album “Fear Fun.” Even as he revels in narcotic-infused gloom, the former drummer of the Fleet Foxes displays a terrific sense of humor. The irony is palpable as Misty delivers lines like “I’m writing a novel because it’s never been done before.” Misty’s haunted sense of foreboding is shared by the opening act Magic Trick of San Francisco.

Tickets to the 9 p.m. show are $13 in advance and $15 the day of the show.

Bill Brownlee, Special to Ink

Elvis Birthday Bash FRIDAY

For the ninth straight year, Jim Kilroy honors The King with a weeklong birthday celebration. Things kick off Friday at RecordBar in Westport, with a 7:30 p.m. show (tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door). On Saturday, the party shifts to Knuckleheads for a 7 p.m. show ($15), and continues next Tuesday with a 7:30 p.m. show at Jerry’s Bait Shop ($10 cover at the door) before wrapping up with a show Jan. 11 at VooDoo Lounge at Harrah’s North Kansas City Casino ($15). Elvis tribute shows are slated for each night, and joint ticket packages also are available by calling 913.709.1367. Go to elvisbash.net for more information.

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