August 2014

Kansas City Actors Theatre

The Kansas City Actors Theatre previews two of its upcoming September shows: "Hamlet" (Aug. 26-27) and "Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead" (Aug. 28-29 & 31) both at Union Station’s City Stage. unionstation.org

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Kemper Block Party

Have your cake and eat it, too, at the Kemper Block Party: Sweet Summer, hosted by the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and inspired by one of its iconic works, Wayne Thiebaud’s "Cakes & Pies". With an outdoor film and lots of sugary treats, of course. kemperart.org

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Kansas City Actors Theatre

The Kansas City Actors Theatre previews two of its upcoming September shows: "Hamlet" (Aug. 26-27) and "Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead" (Aug. 28-29 & 31) both at Union Station’s City Stage. unionstation.org

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Charlie Parker Celebration

The American Jazz Museum and KC Jazz Alive present a citywide Charlie Parker Celebration, with a kickoff panel Aug. 14, a Parker Historical Tour Aug. 16, a reception and jam session at the Mutual Musicians Foundation Aug. 30, and various performances throughout the month. americanjazzmuseum.org or kcjazzalive.org

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Kansas City Is Jazz Concert

The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra presents the appropriately titled Kansas City Is Jazz concert at the Kauffman Center. With Megan Birdsall, Hermon Mehari and Bobby Watson, among others. kauffmancenter.org

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Kansas City Celebrates at the Station

The Centennial Kickoff: Kansas City Celebrates at the Station is the starting event to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Union Station. With live music, an outdoor digital show and a fireworks finale. unionstation.org/100years

TriCom Golf Tournament

The Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault holds its TriCom Golf Tournament. mocsa.org

Bohemian Rhapsody

Celebrating the Bohemian life with Czech composers—and yes, Freddie Mercury, too. The Kansas City Symphony kicks off the year’s Classics Uncorked series with Bohemian Rhapsody. kcsymphony.org

Treads & Threads

Wear your best ones. Threads that is, for the annual Treads & Threads event at Kansas Speedway benefitting the University of Kansas Hospital. treadsandthreads.org

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William Rainey: Danger:Don't Try This At Home!

Preview and Open Reception of William Rainey: Danger:Don't Try This At Home! at the Blue Gallery BlueGalleryOnline.com Preview: Thursday Sept 4, 6-9pm Opening Reception: First Friday, Sept 5, 6-9pm

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Buddy Guy

Buddy Guy comes to town, courtesy of the Performing Arts Series at Johnson County Community College. jccc.edu/performing-arts-series

Dance in the Park

Do it or view it. City in Motion Dance Theater presents the 16th annual Dance in the Park, a free event in Roanoke Park with many different dance companies and styles of dance. facebook.com/danceinthepark

Symphony Ball

The Symphony League upholds 30 years of tradition in throwing the Symphony Ball to benefit the Kansas City Symphony. kcsymphony.org

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Visual Artist Award Fellows Exhibition

Amy Kligman, Garry Noland, and Sean Starowitz are the featured artists (and this year’s winners) in the Charlotte Street Foundation 2014 Visual Artist Award Fellows Exhibition Opening at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art. nermanmuseum.org

Olathe Medical Center Golf Classic

The Olathe Medical Center Charitable Foundation throws its 14th Annual Golf Classic benefitting the Olathe Health System. olathehealth.org

Blanco y Negro Awards Gala

The Blanco y Negro Awards Gala, hosted by the Guadalupe Centers, honors those who’ve contributed to improving the quality of life for Kansas City Latinos and kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month. guadalupecenters.org

Legal Aid of Western MO Anniversary Party

Yes hippie chics. In celebration of its 50th anniversary, Legal Aid of Western Missouri is throwing a 50th Anniversary Party-Sixties Style! lawmo.org

Carnival for CASA

The Ninth Annual Carnival for CASA takes place in what’s practically a carnival already: Paradise Park! jacksoncountycasa-mo.org

Legalstock

Feeling groovy? Legalstock is a one-of-a-kind celebration of Legal Aid of Western Missouri’s 50-year commitment to the community. Let us take you back to the past as we celebrate our future & the future of peace, love & justice for all! DJ • Dancing • Photo Booth • Games • Silent Auction • Raffle • Fund-A-Need When & Where: Saturday, September 13, 2014 7-10 PM (Sponsor VIP check in @ 6:30) Drexel Hall Ballroom 3301 Baltimore Kansas City, MO 64111 Feeling social? #legalstock Coming to Legalstock? Buy your tickets and then RSVP on our Facebook page to let your friends know! Legalstock Silent Auction: Check out a few of the great offerings we will have available!

Message in a Bottle Celebration

The Message in a Bottle Celebration benefits First Call Alcohol/Drug Prevention & Recovery and is designed to reduce the stigma associated with alcoholism and drug dependence. firstcallkc.org

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Renovation Sensation Homes Tour

Tear sheet time. Get lots of great decorating ideas while supporting a great cause by touring four beautifully renovated homes at the 10th annual Renovation Sensation Homes Tour benefitting Shawnee Mission East SHARE, the largest, student-led volunteer organization in the nation. smeshare.org

Fashion Forward

Tivol welcomes new and innovated jewelry from Brady Legler, Anita Ko, Ray Griffiths, Carelle and Armenta

Music of the Mad Men Era

What did Don like on the hi-fi? Find out at the Kansas City Symphony’s Music of the Mad Men Era concert. kcsymphony.org

Adorn Style Show & Brunch

Fashion forward. The Adorn Style Show & Brunch benefits the Harvest Ball Society, which raises funds for organizations serving the Northland. harvestballsociety.org

Paint the Town

Paint the Town…red? blue? Any color of your choice, really, at the annual event of the same name benefitting St. Luke’s Foundation. paintthetownkc.org

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September 2014

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Dig In, KC

Join farmers and friends for Dig In, KC!, a community dinner celebrating and benefiting Cultivate Kansas City's growing food, farms and community to create a healthy local food system for Kansas City. Local Chefs Matt Arnold, Webster House; Charles d'Ablaing, Raphael Hotel; Michael Foust, The Farmhouse; Renee Kelly, Renee Kelly’s Harvest; and students from the Broadmoor Bistro will prepare a family style, al fresco dinner using fresh, locally grown food. Prior to dinner, guests will have the unique experience of shopping for local produce at The City Market at sunset while engaging with the farmers that grow fresh food for Kansas City. While enjoying a fun evening under the stars in The City Market, guests will be supporting urban agriculture and local farmers growing food for our community. The event will benefit Cultivate Kansas City, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

The Composer Is Dead

The Kansas City Symphony presents the Lemony Snicket mystery "The Composer Is Dead". kcsymphony.org

Beat Goes On

And the Beat Goes On benefits Vicki’s Clinic, a women’s heart-health initiative aimed at screening for symptoms of cardiovascular disease at Kansas City CARE Clinic. kccareclinic.org

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Bikers for Babies

Twenty years young. Ours is the No. 1 Bikers for Babies event in the nation; keep it so by coming out to show your support for the 20th annual cross-Kansas ride for the March of Dimes. marchofdimes.com/kansas

Under a Harvest Moon

Farm to table, truly. Powell Gardens’ Under a Harvest Moon – A Farm to Table Dinner features a cocktail reception in the Heartland Harvest Garden vineyard, followed by dinner with wine pairings under the eaves of the Missouri Barn. With Chefs Linda Duerr, executive chef at The River Club, and her husband, Leon Bahlmann, formerly executive chef at Cafe Trio. powellgardens.org/harvestmoon

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Golfology Fore Cardiology

The Golfology Fore Cardiology pro-am golf event raises funds for the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at the University of Kansas Hospital’s Center for Advanced Heart Care. golfology4cardiology.com

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Wine and Roses

This elegant community event celebrates and supports a Kansas City landmark! Guests will be entertained by INTERNATIONAL JAZZ VOCALIST Karrin Allyson and the Mike White Quartet while enjoying great food and wine in a spectacular setting. Sponsorship of “Wine & Roses” helps the Kansas City Rose Society to financially support the care and maintenance of the garden, provide community programs, and offer annual free events to the public in the Rose Garden.

Wine & Roses

What better combo? Wine & Roses is an evening of, well, the two types of sweet stuff benefitting the Laura Conyers Smith Municipal Rose Garden in Loose Park. kansascityrosesociety.org

Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile

Bassist/composer Edgar Meyer and mandolinist/composer Chris Thile, of Punch Brothers, team up to perform at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. kauffmancenter.org

R U HR

Celebrate the 15th anniversary of the H&R Block Artspace gallery at the Kansas City Art Institute at its R U HR – H&R Block Artspace @ 15 event. With appetizers, cocktails and ambiance by Mark Southerland. kcai.edu/artspace

Brentano String Quartet

The Friends of Chamber Music opens its season with (Yale artists-in-residence) the Brentano String Quartet and pianist Juho Pohjonen. chambermusic.org

Hops & Barley Ball

The Hops & Barley Ball benefits CASA of Johnson & Wyandotte Counties. casajwc.org

Blue Carpet Event

Be camera-ready for the third annual Blue Carpet Event benefitting the Family Conservancy. thefamilyconservancy.org

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KC Beer Fest

Flying Saucer presents the 6th Annual KC Beer Fest at KC Live! in The Kansas City Power & Light District on Sat. Sept. 27th! The festival features more than 100 quality, hand-crafted beers procured from local breweries and others around the world, plus rare keg tappings throughout the event, live music and great food, including gourmet pretzels and brats. General admission and a limited number of VIP tickets.

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DeLaSalle's Pumpkin Patch/SMASH

DeLaSalle’s annual Pumpkin Patch event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at Brookside Park, 57th Street and Brookside Boulevard. Pumpkin Patch is a FREE family event including live kid-friendly music, inflatables, pony rides, face painting, food, and of course pumpkins. This year’s event will also include an evening component for the first time ever: Pumpkin SMASH. Leave the kids with a babysitter and come back to enjoy this grown-ups-only event. The Pumpkin SMASH will take place from 5:30-10 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27, at Brookside Park, and will include a pumpkin chucking contest, games, live music, food and drinks. Entry to Pumpkin SMASH will be a suggested donation of $20. All of the proceeds benefit DeLaSalle Education Center. Companies, organizations and individuals are invited to enter teams of two to the Pumpkin SMASH pumpkin chucking contest – a creative, distance-based pumpkin throwing competition. Entry is $250 per team. To sign up, call (816) 437-9747. More information about Pumpkin Patch and Pumpkin Smash are available on DeLaSalle’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/delasalleeducationcenter.

Walk to Defeat ALS

As the name implies. Walk to Defeat ALS at Arrowhead Stadium. alsa-midwest.org

American Royal Parade

The American Royal's 89th Annual Parade pays tribute to America's Military. americanroyal.com

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New Dance Partners

The Performing Arts Series at Johnson County Community College presents New Dance Partners, a collaboration where the series commissions choreographers Robert Moses, Penny Saunders and Amy Seiwert to create original works for three local dance companies. jccc.edu/performing-arts-series

October 2014

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5th Annual Burnt District Festival

The 2014 Festival has something for everyone! There are vendors of all kinds, some selling their handmade art and crafts and some showing off their goods and services they want to provide you. Again there will be a Carnival & Petting Zoo for the kids with activities for all ages. The Cabin will be open with historical information provided by the Cass County Historical Society. The parade will start at 11:00am on Saturday. There will be a variety of continous live entertainment on the North Stage. Both Friday and Saturday nights there will be a band in the Wall Street Entertainment Garden. This is a fun time to kick back and enjoy. And of course come hungry, and support those local organizations working hard to provide you those tasty festival time treats. Again this year is the Grin & Bear It 5K & 10K Run/Walk sponsored by Cass Regional Medical Center Foundation benefiting the hospitals Patient Assistance Fund. The event will leave from the Harrisonville Square. Also again Oats will be providing Transportation to any Harrisonville resident that needs a ride on Saturday from 8am-5pm. Call the Oats office. The Business Women of Harrisonville, Hawthorn Bank and the Harrisonville Chamber are sponsoring a "Burnt District Queen Contest". This is for ladies in 10-12 grades. They have an opportunity to win scholarship funds. The crowning will be on September 29th at the HHS PAC at 7pm. Boy Scout Troop 3 will again provide flag retiring. Bring your flags that need to be retired. Be sure to make plans to attend. There will be a civil war reinactment, as well. Peaople seeking more information can go to Harrisonvillechamber.com for more information and event times.

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Pink Laundry 5K Run/Walk & Kids' Race

Please join us for the 6th Annual Pink Laundry 5K Run/Walk and Kids' Race on Sunday, October 5th at 8:00 am. Located in historic downtown Lee's Summit, Missouri, the Pink Laundry 5K was voted the best mid-size course in the metro by the Kansas City Sports Commission. This event is the flagship fundraiser for The Stephanie Vest Foundation, and 100% of proceeds will benefit local families dealing with a cancer crisis. To learn more or to register, please visit: www.pinklaundry.org

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October 2014

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Color + Couture

Join us for our 9th year of strutting the runway in fashions crafted of carpet, wallcovering, upholstery and tile in what will be a “Radiant Collection.” Garments will be judged by a panel of three local celebrities and will receive awards in six categories. This year, we will also present an award to the most fashionable spectator, so dress to impress to be nominated for Best Dressed!

Stephen Webster Personal Appearance

Come meet Stephen Webster at TIVOL on the Country Club Plaza

September 2014

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Fall Parade of Homes

Fall Parade of Homes 2014 Open daily: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. September 27 – October 12 The Fall Parade of Homes returns to the Kansas City Metropolitan Area, September 27-October 12. All homes are open to the public 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with free admission. We have two great tools to help you research and manage your Parade of Homes experience this year: Desktop Search – a flexible search tool offering 10 separate criteria to ensure you find a home that matches your needs and desires. Ideally suited for desktops, laptops and tablets. My Mobile Tour – a new tool designed specifically for smartphones (though it works pretty well on mobile tablets, too). Search for your homes, save featured homes in a “My Tour” list, request driving directions from your current location and much more.

October 2014

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Back in the Swing

Step Up to Support Breast Cancer Survivors! Donate $5 and receive a limited-edition Back in the Swing Pedometer at participating retailers and restaurants at these shopping centers: Camelot Court, Country Club Plaza, Hawthorne Plaza, Mission Farms, Park Place Leawood, Town Center Plaza and Town Center Crossing.

September 2014

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Exhibition in memory of Byron Cohen

Exhibition in memory of Byron Cohen featuring Hung Liu, Tilling the Soil 1988-2014 at both Byron Cohen Gallery (byroncohengallery.com) and Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art (sherryleedy.com)

November 2014

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40th Anniversary Celebration of Historic Kansas City

Historic Kansas City www.historickansascity.org 40th Anniversary Celebration I’m A Preservationist The Guild Kansas City Friday, November 7, 2014 7:00pm - 10:00pm Ticket price: $125/ticket Join us to celebrate Historic Kansas City to celebrate our 40th Anniversary and to kick off I’m A Preservation campaign with a gallery opening. Enjoy cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres, dance to a rockin’ band and shop our silent auction all at one of the coolest venues in Kansas City - The Guild. Questions, please contact Moxi Events at info@moxievents.com or 913-732-2405.

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ReDiscover 45th Celebration

To commemorate our 45th anniversary, a celebration will be held on November 14th featuring actress and singer Jennifer Holliday. Ms. Holliday is a two time Grammy winner, and is best known for her Tony Award-winning performance as Effie White in Broadway’s “Dreamgirls”. Songs such as “And I’m Telling You, I’m Not Going” and “I’m Changing” catapulted Holliday to the top of the charts. Holliday will dazzle guests with her breathtaking voice as well as share her personal story as one who is in recovery from clinical depression. Read Jennifer Holliday's Bio. Holly Starr, local TV personality and professional model will emcee the celebration. The 45th Celebration will be held on Friday, November 14th at the iconic InterContinental Hotel located at the Country Club Plaza and will feature a silent auction, cocktails and a gourmet dinner.

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David Yurman Styling Event

Yurman stylist Travis Ngo will demonstrate how to mix classic and new Yurman pieces to create fresh looks at the Tivol Hawthorne Plaza location.

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