Kansas City things to do: Holiday lights in Swope Park, magic show at Kauffman Center

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“Winter Magic” will return to Swope Park beginning Nov. 2, featuring more displays and an even longer animated light tunnel than last year.

The mile-long drive-thru holiday lights display will run through Jan. 2 near the Kansas City Zoo, with the entrance at 87th Street and Blue River Road.

Tickets, with time slots beginning at 6 p.m., are $20 per carload Monday-Thursday and $25 Friday-Saturday ($30-$45 for vans and buses) and can be purchased online. Proceeds will benefit the Kansas City Parks’ Summer Camp Scholarship Fund.

Tickets and more information at wintermagickc.com.

Early music scholar Benjamin Bagby will perform “Beowulf,” a Friends of Chamber Music presentation, at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral.
Early music scholar Benjamin Bagby will perform “Beowulf,” a Friends of Chamber Music presentation, at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral.

Music

Benjamin Bagby’s “Beowulf,” 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29, Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral ($25-$40). chambermusic.org.

Kansas City Symphony, “Brahms’ First, Bruch’s Violin Concerto,” 8 p.m. Oct. 29-30, 2 p.m. Oct. 31, Kauffman Center ($25-$88). kcsymphony.org

Grupo Firme, 8 p.m. Oct. 29, T-Mobile Center ($49.50-$139.50). t-mobilecenter.com.

Todd Snider, 8 p.m. Oct. 29, Folly ($35-$45). knuckleheadskc.com.

Asleep at the Wheel, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30, Kauffman Center ($47.50-$67.50). kauffmancenter.org.

MercyMe, 7 p.m. Oct. 30, Cable Dahmer Arena (sold out; resale tickets available). cabledahmerarena.com.

Ms. Pat (aka Patricia Williams) will appear Oct, 28-30 at the Comedy Club of Kansas City.
Ms. Pat (aka Patricia Williams) will appear Oct, 28-30 at the Comedy Club of Kansas City.

More entertainment

Matt Blashaw of HGTV’S “Yard Crashers” and other home-improvement shows will appear at the JOCO Home + Remodeling Show at the Overland Park Convention Center, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Oct. 29-30 and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 31 ($8-$10; under 12 free). johnsoncountyhomeandremodelingshow.com.

“Snapshots,” an exhibition showcasing more than 300 photographs and reproduced albums from World War I, will open at the National WWI Museum and Memorial, Oct. 29; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday; runs through April 3 ($6-$10; $15-$23 with tower and museum general admission). theworldwar.org.

Comedian, author and sitcom star Ms. Pat (aka Patricia Williams) will appear at the Comedy Club of Kansas City, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Oct. 29-30 ($18-$33). thecomedyclubkc.com.

Comedian and former “In Living Color” star Tommy Davidson will appear Oct. 29-30 at the Kansas City Improv.
Comedian and former “In Living Color” star Tommy Davidson will appear Oct. 29-30 at the Kansas City Improv.

Tommy Davidson of “In Living Color” fame will bring his standup act to the Kansas City Improv, 7 and 9:45 p.m. Oct. 29-30 ($27). improvkc.com.

Champions of Magic at the Kauffman Center will feature illusionists Young & Strange, close-up magician Kayla Drescher, escapologist Fernando Velasco and mind reader Alex McAleer, 4 p.m. Oct. 31 ($32-$52). kauffmancenter.org.

Dude Perfect, a sports and comedy group from Texas, will present a Halloween show Oct. 31 at the T-Mobile Center.
Dude Perfect, a sports and comedy group from Texas, will present a Halloween show Oct. 31 at the T-Mobile Center.

The sports/comedy troupe Dude Perfect will present a Halloween show at the T-Mobile Center, 5 p.m. Oct. 31 ($25-$199). t-mobilecenter.com.

“The Simon & Garfunkel Story” at the Lied Center will be a concert-style show using video projection and live music to celebrate the folk-rock duo, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2 ($19-$55). lied.ku.edu.

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