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Best of the week | Nov. 6

An Evening with Quixotic comes to the Lied Center in Lawrence.

Injured Kansas State Wildcats quarterback Collin Klein (7) is still a maybe for Saturday's game against TCU.

Author Jeff Kinney brings the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" series to KC.

More sports

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

9: Kansas State men’s basketball vs. North Dakota @ Manhattan

10: Missouri football vs. Tennessee @ Knoxville, Tenn.

10: Kansas football vs. Texas Tech @ Lubbock, Texas

10: Kansas State football vs. TCU @ Fort Worth, Texas

10: Missouri men’s basketball vs. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville @ Columbia

12: KC Chiefs @ Pittsburgh Steelers

More entertainment

7: Regina Spektor @ Music Hall

13: Hinder @ Riot Room

14: Papadosio @ The Granada

14: Aerosmith with Cheap Trick @ Sprint Center

15: The Wallflowers @ Midland

15: Dropkick Murphys @ Uptown Theater

15: Asher Roth Fall Classic @ The Granada

More arts/festivals

7-Dec. 30: “Shrek the Musical” @ Coterie Theatre

7-11: Lyric Opera presents “Il Trovatore” @ Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

9: Alex Danchev discusses Cezanne: A Life” @ The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

13-18: “Tap Dogs” @ Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

16: Joyce DiDonato @ Folly Theater

More miscellaneous

11: Veterans Day

13: Author David Von Drehle discusses “Rise the Greatness: Abraham Lincoln and America’s Most Perilous Year” @ Unity Temple on the Plaza

17: North Face Endurance Challenge @ Theis Park

22: Ward Parkway Thanksgiving Day Run @ Ward Parkway

22: Pilgrim Run @ Hyde Park

22: Thanksgiving Day 5K & Family Stroll @ Sprint Campus in Overland Park

Even more events

NOVEMBER

7-Dec. 30 — “Shrek the Musical” @ Coterie Theatre

7-11 — Lyric Opera presents “Il Trovatore” @ Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

9 — “An Evening with Quixotic: @ Lied Center in Lawrence

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

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

9 — Alex Danchev discusses Cezanne: A Life” @ The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

10 — Missouri football vs. Tennessee @ Knoxville, Tenn.

10 — Kansas football vs. Texas Tech @ Lubbock, Texas

10 — Kansas State football vs. TCU @ Fort Worth, Texas

10 — Missouri men’s basketball vs. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville @ Columbia

10KC 15K/7K @ Community America Ballpark

11 — Veterans Day

12KC Chiefs @ Pittsburgh Steelers

12 — Kansas State men’s basketball vs. Lamar @ Manhattan

13 — Author David Von Drehle discusses “Rise the Greatness: Abraham Lincoln and America’s Most Perilous Year” @ Unity Temple on the Plaza

13 — Author Jeff Kinney discusses “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel” @ Unity Temple on the Plaza

13 — Hinder @ Riot Room

13 — Missouri men’s basketball vs. Alcorn State @ Columbia

13 — Kansas men’s basketball vs. Michigan State @ Atlanta, Ga.

13 — Kansas State men’s basketball vs. Alabama-Huntsville/North Texas

13-18 — “Tap Dogs” @ Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

14 — Papadosio @ Granada

14 — Aerosmith with Cheap Trick @ Sprint Center

15 — The Wallflowers @ Midland

15 — Kansas men’s basketball vs. Chattanooga @ Lawrence

15 — Dropkick Murphys @ Uptown Theater

15 — Asher Roth Fall Classic @ The Granada

16 — Missouri men’s basketball vs. Nicholls State @ Columbia

16 — Joyce DiDonato @ Folly Theater

16-Dec. 26 — Kansas City Repertory Theatre presents “A Christmas Carol” @ Spencer Theatre

17 — Missouri football vs. Syracuse @ Columbia

17 — Kansas football vs. Iowa State @ Lawrence

17 — Kansas State football vs. Baylor @ Waco, Texas

17 — Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band @ Sprint Center

17 — Metalocalypse: Dethklok @ Midland

17 — North Face Endurance Challenge @ Theis Park

18KC Chiefs vs. Cincinnati Bengals @ Arrowhead Stadium

18 — Kansas State men’s basketball vs. North Florida @ Manhattan

18 — 2012 National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame Induction @ Midland

18 — Matisyahu @ Uptown Theater

19 — Kansas men’s basketball vs. Washington State @ Sprint Center

19-20 — College Basketball Experience Classic @ Sprint Center

20 — Kansas men’s basketball vs. Texas A&M/St. Louis @ Sprint Center

22 — Thanksgiving

22 — Ward Parkway Thanksgiving Day Run @ Ward Parkway

22 — Pilgrim Run @ Hyde Park

22 — Missouri men’s basketball vs. Stanford @ Nassau, Bahamas

22 — Thanksgiving Day 5K & Family Stroll @ Sprint Campus in Overland Park

23 — Black Friday

23 — Missouri men’s basketball vs. Louisville/Northern Iowa @ Nassau, Bahamas

23 — Aaron Lewis @ Midland

23-25 — “Batman Live” @ Sprint Center

24 — Missouri football vs. Texas A&M @ College Station, Texas

25KC Chiefs vs. Denver Broncos @ Arrowhead Stadium

26 — Kansas men’s basketball vs. San Jose State @ Lawrence

28 — Megadeth @ Midland

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

29 — Author Jim Butcher discusses “Cold Days: A Novel of The Dresden Files” @ Unity Temple on the Plaza

29 — The Faceless @ Beaumont Club

30 — College basketball: Oregon State vs. Kansas @ Sprint Center

30 — Kansas men’s basketball vs. Oregon State @ Sprint Center

30 — Sara Evans @ Johnson County Community College’s Yardley Hall

30 — Trey Songz with Miguel and Elle Varner @ Midland

30 — “Couples Night Out” @ Tivol on the Country Club Plaza

DECEMBER

1 — Kansas football vs. West Virginia @ Morgantown, W.Va.

1 — Kansas State football vs. Texas @ Manhattan

1 — Chris Isaak @ Uptown Theater

1-23 — Kansas City Ballet presents “The Nutcracker” @ Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

2KC Chiefs vs. Carolina Panthers @ Arrowhead Stadium

5 — Jake Owen @ Midland

8 — Lamb of God @ Uptown Theater

9KC Chiefs @ Cleveland Browns

9 — Trans-Siberian Orchestra: The Lost Christmas Eve @ Sprint Center

12 — The Brian Setzer Orchestra’s Christmas Rocks! Extravaganza @ Uptown Theater

14 — Oak Ridge Boys @ Uptown Theater

15 — Carrie Underwood @ Sprint Center

16KC Chiefs @ Oakland Raiders

20 — Martina McBride’s “The Joy of Christmas Tour” @ Midland

22NCAA basketball: Florida vs. Kansas State @ Sprint Center

22 — Owen/Cox Dance Group presents “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” @ Folly Theater

23KC Chiefs vs. Indianapolis Colts @ Arrowhead Stadium

24 — Christmas Eve

25 — Christmas Day

26 — Kwanzaa begins

26-30 — Cirque du Soleil: Quidam @ Sprint Center

30KC Chiefs @ Denver Broncos

31 — New Year’s Eve

JANUARY

12KC Weddings Bridal Spectacular @ Overland Park Convention Center

12 — Nuclear Cowboyz @ Sprint Center

26 — Harlem Globetrotters @ Sprint Center

20 — Keane @ Midland

FEBRUARY

3 — Ed Sheeran @ Midland

4 — Lady Gaga @ Sprint Center

8-10 — Monster Jam @ Sprint Center

20 — Keane @ Midland

MARCH

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

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

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

Ink

Kansas State football vs. TCU SATURDAY

The Wildcats’ national title hopes remain very much in their control as they square off with Texas Christian University on Saturday. This probably will be K-State’s last significant test before a regular-season finale against Texas. Bill Snyder’s team proved that it belongs among the country’s elite with a 55-14 dismantling of then-No. 17 West Virginia on the road. Kansas State, now ranked third nationally, followed that up with victories over No. 14 Texas Tech and Oklahoma State to improve to 9-0 this season. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. in Fort Worth; the game airs on Fox.

Author Jeff Kinney discusses “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel” TUESDAY

The “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” is a book series solely for children in the same way that “Shrek” is a cartoon entirely intended for the elementary set. The humorous musings of grade-school protagonist Greg Heffley resonate greatly with the adult world, and have helped establish Kinney as a bonafide star in the writing world. He was named one of the world’s 100 most influential people by Time Magazine, and he’ll stop by Unity Temple on the Plaza next Tuesday to promote his newest book. Admission to the 4 p.m. meet-and-greet is $13.95 and includes a hardcover copy of the book and one ticket to the event. Go to rainydaybooks.com for more information.

“An Evening with Quixotic” FRIDAY

The performance art group operated by founder Anthony Magliano winds down what has arguably been the most successful year in its seven-year existence. In 2012, Quixotic jumped onto the national scene with an appearance at the national TED event as well as its first international performance. They’ve maintained a strong local presence as well, performing at the Midland theater downtown earlier this year. In the final local show of its 2012 schedule, the group will perform at the Lied Center on the University of Kansas campus. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $28-$60 at lied.ku.edu.

Kansas City 15K/7K SATURDAY

The unique distance caught the attention of nearly 3,000 runners for the inaugural race last year, and race officials are hoping for more this time around. Not a half-marathon and not a 5K, there are 15K (9.32 miles) and 7K (4.3 miles) race distances, with the 15K beginning at 8 a.m. and the 7K starting 10 minutes later. The races take runners in and around Community America Ball Park, the Kansas City T-Bones home field, and the Legends shopping area. Registration is $50 for the 15K ($55 on race day) and $35 for the 7K. Register at kc15k.com.

Author David Von Drehle TUESDAY

Having already tackled the death penalty and the 2000 presidential election, the Kansas City-based author and Time Magazine editor-at-large details Honest Abe in his newest book, “Rise to Greatness: Abraham Lincoln and America’s Most Perilous Year.” Von Drehle discusses the book, which outlines Lincoln’s pivotal role in the Civil War at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Unity Temple on the Plaza. He’ll sign copies of the book following a question-and-answer session. Admission packages are $30 and include a copy of the book and up to two tickets. Go to rainydaybooks.com for more information.

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