Weekend events around Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It's the final weekend of the year, and there are plenty of ways to send off 2012 before we ring in the New Year. See something we missed? Tell us about it in a comment below.

Men's basketball - Kansas State vs. UMKC

Tickets are still available to see these two hometown teams square off in Manhattan. Game starts at 6 p.m. Sat., Dec. 29 at the Bramlage Coliseum. For more information, visit http://tinyurl.com/6owa7px .

Cirque Du Soleil " Quidam"

Quidam: a nameless passer-by, a solitary figure lingering on a street corner, a person rushing past and swallowed by the crowd. It could be anyone, anybody. Tickets start at $35. Show times vary though Dec. 30 at the Sprint Center, 1407 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, Mo. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://tinyurl.com/bn4znh3 .

Shrek the Musical

Catch the last weekend of the world premiere version for young people and families, based on the DreamWorks film and book by William Steig. Shows run through Dec. 30 at the Coterie Theater, located on level one of the Crown Center shops. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://tinyurl.com/cjhxl5p .

Nature Film Festival

This year's festival features pioneers of conservation, including A Sense of Wonder, the story of Rachel Carson and Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for our Time. Admission is free. Festival begins at 11 a.m. Sat., Dec. 29 at Burr Oak Woods Nature Center, 1401 NW Park Rd. Blue Springs, Mo. For more information, visit http://tinyurl.com/77ox5a5 .

Missouri Comets vs. Syracuse Silver Knights

Tickets range from $12-$35. Game starts at 7:35 p.m. Sat., Dec. 29 at the Independence Events Center, 19100 E Valley View Pkwy., Independence, Mo. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://tinyurl.com/bnvx37f .

Men's Basketball – University of Kansas vs. American University

The Jawhawks face the American University Eagles at 7 p.m. Sat., Dec. 29 at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kan. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://tinyurl.com/d4s4ew4 .

Kansas City Ghosts and Gangsters Tour

Take the "Ghoul Bus" across Kansas City to historical landmarks known for paranormal activity. Tours depart at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Friday and Saturdays from the Edge of Hell, 1300 W. 12th St., Kansas City, Mo. Tickets are $30. Reservations are required. For more information, visit http://tinyurl.com/cjs96ru .

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