Events

May
2
Sat
Nature Connects 2.0 @ Powell Gardens
May 2 – Sep 7 all-day

Inspired by nature and built from more than 300,000 LEGO® bricks, this special exhibit features 27 amazing sculptures set in 14 scenes that represent the complex and amazing network that interconnects all living things on Earth.

Ranging in size from 6 inches to 6 feet, a variety of creatures are represented in the exhibit, including a regal Bald Eagle, a giant Monarch butterfly on milkweed and birds taking on the squirrels at a bird feeder.

May
23
Sat
Gridiron Glory @ Bank of America Gallery at Union Station
May 23 – Sep 6 all-day

In partnership with the Kansas City Chiefs, Gridiron Glory—the largest and most comprehensive traveling exhibition ever created on America’s favorite sport—displays in the Bank of America Gallery at Union Station.

Aug
20
Thu
2015 Charlie Parker Celebration @ American Jazz Museum and various locations throughout the metro
Aug 20 – Aug 29 all-day

The American Jazz Museum’s 2015 Charlie Parker Celebration features an opening reception and panel discussion in the museum artrium followed by performances at venues throughout Kansas City. Click here for full event details.

Aug
28
Fri
Emmet Gowin: Photographs @ The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Gallery L11
Aug 28 @ 7:00 pm

Join Senior Curator of Photography Keith F. Davis for a walk-through of Emmet Gowin: Photographs as he discusses the power and significance of Gowin’s photographs.

The Gin Game @ H&R Block City Stage at Union Station
Aug 28 @ 7:30 pm

Directed by Dennis Hennessy
Starring: Marilyn Lynch and Victor Raider-Wexler
Presented by Kansas City Actors Theatre

Humor and psychological warfare crackle over a card game between two quick-witted residents of an assisted living facility in this Pulitzer Prize-winning drama. Though neither Fonsia nor Weller is quite ready to admit their weaknesses – or their secrets – their game of gin becomes a metaphor for life as each one wages an emotional battle against aging.

 

Aug
29
Sat
KC Dance Day @ Todd Bolender Center
Aug 29 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Enjoy free dance classes and free performances at the Todd Bolender Center during the Kansas City Ballet’s KC Dance Day.

TEDxKC: Reimagine @ Helzberg Hall, Kauffman Center
Aug 29 @ 5:30 pm

The seventh annual TEDxKC event at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts encourages participants to see the world as it isn’t with the theme RE:IMAGINE.

The Gin Game @ H&R Block City Stage at Union Station
Aug 29 @ 7:30 pm

Directed by Dennis Hennessy
Starring: Marilyn Lynch and Victor Raider-Wexler
Presented by Kansas City Actors Theatre

Humor and psychological warfare crackle over a card game between two quick-witted residents of an assisted living facility in this Pulitzer Prize-winning drama. Though neither Fonsia nor Weller is quite ready to admit their weaknesses – or their secrets – their game of gin becomes a metaphor for life as each one wages an emotional battle against aging.

 

Live Jazz at Hotel Phillips @ Hotel Phillips
Aug 29 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Hotel Phillips, located just a few blocks away from the historic Jazz District, brings the sweet sounds of live Kansas City Jazz to downtown every Saturday evening. Click here to see the full lineup.

Aug
30
Sun
Cooking Demo at Powell Gardens @ Powell Gardens
Aug 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Come to Powell Gardens to learn innovative ways to use freshly harvested produce in recipes from some of the best chefs and culinary instructors in the Kansas City area. Duane Daugherty, owner of Mr. Doggity’s Foods, and Mindy Lindeman Riley, owner of Olive Tree Fine Oils + Vinegars, join forces to create some fantastic late-summer dishes for today’s demonstration.

Duane is a long-time griller, food craftsman and certified barbecue judge. He has tasted and critiqued some of the world’s best barbecue. At Olive Tree, a one-of-a-kind store in Overland Park, Kan., Mindy carries a variety of olive oils, balsamic vinegars, pastas, sauces, tapenades and much more. Customers can sample the oils and vinegars and create their own ‘custom’ blends. Mindy will bring some of her favorite products to Powell Gardens for guests to sample.

Join Duane and Mindy at the open-air Missouri Barn, located in the Heartland Harvest Garden—the nation’s largest edible landscape. Seating is limited.

The Gin Game @ H&R Block City Stage at Union Station
Aug 30 @ 2:00 pm

Directed by Dennis Hennessy
Starring: Marilyn Lynch and Victor Raider-Wexler
Presented by Kansas City Actors Theatre

Humor and psychological warfare crackle over a card game between two quick-witted residents of an assisted living facility in this Pulitzer Prize-winning drama. Though neither Fonsia nor Weller is quite ready to admit their weaknesses – or their secrets – their game of gin becomes a metaphor for life as each one wages an emotional battle against aging.

 

Turandot @ Yardley Hall, JCCC
Aug 30 @ 3:00 pm

The Wichita Grand Opera performs Puccini’s Turandot, a legendary tale of an icy princess who declares her suitors must answer three riddles to win her hand, but the penalty for failure is death—presented by the JCCC Performing Arts Series.

Aug
31
Mon
Diamond of Dreams @ On the Field at Kauffman Stadium
Aug 31 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Royals Charities’ annual, on-field gala, Diamond of Dreams, features appearances by current and former Royals, food from local restaurants, live music by the American Authors, an exclusive auction in the Royals’ bullpen and a fireworks display.

Royals Charities Diamond of Dreams @ On the field at Kauffman Stadium
Aug 31 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join current and former Royals players in the outfield at Kauffman Stadium for Royals Charities Diamond of Dreams and enjoy a fabulous menu from local restaurants, an exclusive silent auction in the Royals bullpen, live music, raffles, and a spectacular fireworks show. Proceeds will support Royals Charities’ general fund.

Sep
5
Sat
Live Jazz at Hotel Phillips @ Hotel Phillips
Sep 5 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Hotel Phillips, located just a few blocks away from the historic Jazz District, brings the sweet sounds of live Kansas City Jazz to downtown every Saturday evening. Click here to see the full lineup.

Sep
12
Sat
Live Jazz at Hotel Phillips @ Hotel Phillips
Sep 12 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Hotel Phillips, located just a few blocks away from the historic Jazz District, brings the sweet sounds of live Kansas City Jazz to downtown every Saturday evening. Click here to see the full lineup.

Sep
19
Sat
Live Jazz at Hotel Phillips @ Hotel Phillips
Sep 19 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Hotel Phillips, located just a few blocks away from the historic Jazz District, brings the sweet sounds of live Kansas City Jazz to downtown every Saturday evening. Click here to see the full lineup.

Sep
26
Sat
Live Jazz at Hotel Phillips @ Hotel Phillips
Sep 26 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Hotel Phillips, located just a few blocks away from the historic Jazz District, brings the sweet sounds of live Kansas City Jazz to downtown every Saturday evening. Click here to see the full lineup.