KC Entertainment: Snoop Dogg, Chelsea Handler, Planet Comicon

Snoop Dogg, who performed at the Super Bowl halftime show in February, will perform at the Azura Amphitheater on April 22.

Perhaps the biggest show of the week is the return of rapper and Super Bowl halftime star Snoop Dogg. He will perform, along with Ice Cube and Warren G, at the Azura Amphitheater at 7:30 p.m. on April 22. ($39.50 – $319.50). azuraamp.com.

Meanwhile, Chelsea Handler, known for her late-night talk show “Chelsea Lately,” will headline a major comedy weekend in the Kansas City area.

Handler will perform at 8 p.m. April 23 and 7 p.m. April 24 at Uptown. Tickets ($49.50-$249.50; April 23 sold out) are available at uptowntheater.com.

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Comedian Chelsea Handler, known for her late-night talk show “Chelsea Lately,” will perform April 23-24 at Uptown. Jordan Strauss Vision/AP

As well:

Craig Robinson, 7:30 p.m. April 21, 7 and 9:45 p.m. April 22-23, 7 p.m. April 24, Kansas City Improv ($54). improvkc.com.

No Cap Comedy Tour with DC Young Fly, DeRay Davis, Lil Duval and more, 7:30 p.m. April 23, Cable Dahmer Arena ($59.75-$179.75). cabledahmerarena.com.

Kathleen Madigan, 8 p.m. April 23, Arvest Bank Theater at Midland ($39.50-$45). www.arvestbanktheatre.com.

Music

My Brother, My Brother and Me, 7 p.m. April 21, Arvest Bank Theater at Midland ($39.50). www.arvestbanktheatre.com.

Alan Doyle, 8 p.m. April 21, Madrid ($25-$35). madridtheatre.com.

Paul Cauthen, 8 p.m. April 21, Knuckleheads ($35). knuckleheadskc.com.

Johnnyswim with Katelyn Tarver, 8 p.m. April 22, The Truman ($30-$55). thetrumankc.com.

Kansas City Symphony, “Miraculous Mandarin with Rachmaninoff’s Fourth Piano Concerto,” 8 p.m. April 22-23, 2 p.m. April 24, Kauffman Center ($25-$92). kcsymphony.org/17800.

LP with Nick Leng, 10 p.m. April 22, Arvest Bank Theater at Midland ($35-$135). www.arvestbanktheatre.com.

Parker McCollum, 8 p.m. April 22, Cable Dahmer Arena ($29.50-$49.50). cabledahmerarena.com.

Songs to the Lute, 7:30 p.m. April 23, Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral ($20-$40). chambermusic.org.

Jeff Lorber Trio, 8 p.m. April 23, Folly ($20-$55). follytheatre.org.

Daniil Trifonov, 7 p.m. April 24, Madness ($12.50-$75). hjseries.org.

Henry Rollins, 8 p.m. April 24, Liberty Hall ($25-$39.50). libertyhall.net.

Amos Lee, 7:30 p.m. April 26, Uptown ($39.50-$59.50). uptowntheatre.com.

Disclosure with DJ Boring, 8 p.m. April 27, Arvest Bank Theater at Midland ($39.50-$55). www.arvestbanktheatre.com.

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Kites of all sizes will fly above the campus lawn of Metropolitan Community College-Longview on April 24 during the annual Fancy Flights. Jill Toyoshiba [email protected]

five free things

Northland Ethnic Festival, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. April 23, Staley High School. eeckc.org.

Spring parade of houses, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., from April 23 to May 8. throughout the region. kchba.org.

National Water Dance, 3 p.m. April 23, Kaw Point Park. eventbrite.com.

Flights of Fancy Mega Kite Festival, noon-5 p.m. April 24, MCC-Longview. kitefest.mcckc.edu.

Great Wind Festival, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. April 24, Heritage Park, Overland Park. greatwindfest.com.

More entertainment

Peregrine Honig is the featured artist at the Painted Garden Art Festival at Powell Gardens, 9am-5pm, Wednesday-Sunday, April 21-May 15 ($6-$12). powellgardens.org.

The twice-delayed “Immersive Van Gogh” interactive art exhibit is slated for The Grove building in Zona Rosa, April 21-July 4 ($40-$70; times and days vary; sold out through may’s beginning). kansascityvangogh.com.

Kansas City Ballet’s “Second Company @ Home” takes place at the Todd Bolender Center at 7 p.m. on April 21 ($25). kcballet.org.

The region’s Earth Day celebrations will be highlighted by the Earth Festival at the Temple of Unity in the Plaza, from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on April 22 (free with registration; also available online). www.climategkc.org.

Authors, comic creators, wrestlers and more will come to Planet Comicon Kansas City at Bartle Hall, 1-8 p.m. April 22, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. April 23, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. 5 p.m. on April 24. planetcomicon.com.

KC FilmFest International will screen shorts, documentaries and feature films at AMC Ward Parkway Theaters at 4 p.m. April 25-28 ($10-$45). kcfilmfest.org.

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Earth Day, celebrated since 1970, will take place on April 22, with regional events throughout the weekend. TNS

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Dan Kelly has been covering entertainment and arts news at The Star for 10 years. He previously worked at the Columbia Daily Tribune, the Miami Herald and the Louisville Courier-Journal. He also served on the journalism faculty at the University of Missouri for six years and wrote a historical novel, “Soaring with Vultures.”

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