It’s about choices in this life, whether it’s plastic or paper, debit or credit, married or single, rich or poor.
Well, that last one isn’t really much of a choice, I guess. Especially if you’ve misplaced your bootstraps. Where did I put those darn things?
So what’ll it be for modern music lovers seeking stimulation in the techno-beating heart of the city on Saturday night: Linkin Park or the Frost: Winter Electronic Music Festival?
If you’re truly committed to the rhythm and are truly able to pay for it (bootstraps alert!) you might be able to sample both in a single night. How’s that for a choice?
High-tech rock ’n’ rap hit-makers Lincoln Park (new album “A Thousand Suns”) get underway at 7 p.m. Saturday at Sprint Center, 14th and Grand. Tickets cost $39.50 and $69.50. (sprintcenter.com)
After sufficiently absorbing the California-bred sextet’s hip-hop-infused alt-rock (featuring fan-pleasing exchanges between singer Chester Bennington and rapper Mike Shinoda), you can think about heading just down the street for what’s left of the stimulating succession of FROST electronic acts on four stages at the Midland by AMC, 12th and Main.
The groove starts at 8 p.m., but won’t cease until 2:30 a.m. Sunday.
The mix of internationally recognized FROST acts includes Israeli-cum-L.A. electronic band Infected Mushroom and electro house artist Steve Aoki, the son of former Japanese Olympic wrestler Rocky Aoki, who started the famed Benihana restaurant chain. Sounds like Steve-o might have had some help with his bootstraps!
Of course, there’s way more to do this weekend, like Kansas City Restaurant Week.
Benefitting Harvesters Community Food Network it offers more than 100 restaurants offering $15 lunches and $30 dinners through Sunday (kansascityrestauranweek.com); the free music, dance and yo-yo tricks of the Chinese New Year Celebration from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak (nelson-atkins.org).
And a free Citywide Show & Tell for performance artist-types and just regular people, too, at 8 p.m. today (show-and-tellers sign up at 7:30 p.m.) at the Fishtank Performance Studio, 1715 Wyandotte (fishtanktheater.blogspot.com).
I’ll be happy to go into more detail (and probably act a little sillier than I ought to), when I do my spontaneous spoken-word thing with my pal Steve Kraske at 11:48 a.m. or so today on “Up to Date” on KCUR-FM (89.3).