Events

Jan
17
Tue
Siah Armajani: Bridge Builder @ Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Jan 17 all-day

The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art presents the exhibit “Siah Armajani: Bridge Builder.”

Surveillance @ Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Jan 17 all-day

The “Surveillance” exhibition at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art examines photography’s role in secretive looking from the mid-19th century to the present.

U.S. Figure Skating Championships @ Sprint Center
Jan 17 @ 8:40 pm – Jan 22 @ 8:55 pm

The Sprint Center hosts the U.S. Figure Skating Championships.

Jan
18
Wed
Siah Armajani: Bridge Builder @ Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Jan 18 all-day

The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art presents the exhibit “Siah Armajani: Bridge Builder.”

Surveillance @ Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Jan 18 all-day

The “Surveillance” exhibition at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art examines photography’s role in secretive looking from the mid-19th century to the present.

No Boundaries: Teen Art Initiative @ Kemper Museum of Modern Art
Jan 18 @ 4:30 pm – Mar 8 @ 6:30 pm

The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art’s No Boundaries Teen Art Initiative brings together elite, motivated students from the Kansas City community to EXPLORE, CREATE, and COLLABORATE. Participants will have the opportunity to:

•  Explore multiple art genres and mediums (all supplies provided)
•  Expand creative concepts
•  Practice the art of presentation and constructive critiques
•  Learn from and work with visiting artists from the Kemper Museum exhibitions
•  Be mentored by three distinguished artist-educators

The select group of 24 students will enjoy full scholarships to the Program, which have been generously sponsored by Stan Bushman and Ann Canfield, and Charles Helzberg and Sandra Baer. While 20 of these students will be new to the program, 4 students will be returning from the previous session as Teen Mentors.

Program participants should be age 13–15 and must be nominated by their school administrative staff or teachers. Chosen students must be able to be present at each of the nine sessions with a willingness to participate and collaborate.

Jan
19
Thu
Siah Armajani: Bridge Builder @ Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Jan 19 all-day

The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art presents the exhibit “Siah Armajani: Bridge Builder.”

Surveillance @ Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Jan 19 all-day

The “Surveillance” exhibition at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art examines photography’s role in secretive looking from the mid-19th century to the present.

Jan
20
Fri
Siah Armajani: Bridge Builder @ Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Jan 20 all-day

The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art presents the exhibit “Siah Armajani: Bridge Builder.”

Surveillance @ Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Jan 20 all-day

The “Surveillance” exhibition at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art examines photography’s role in secretive looking from the mid-19th century to the present.

Chopin, Brahms and Wagner @ Kauffman Center
Jan 20 @ 8:00 pm – Jan 22 @ 2:00 pm

The Kansas City Symphony plays Chopin, Brahms and Wagner.

Jan
21
Sat
Siah Armajani: Bridge Builder @ Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Jan 21 all-day

The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art presents the exhibit “Siah Armajani: Bridge Builder.”

Surveillance @ Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Jan 21 all-day

The “Surveillance” exhibition at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art examines photography’s role in secretive looking from the mid-19th century to the present.

Party Arty @ Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Jan 21 @ 7:00 pm
Koresh Dance @ Yardley Hall
Jan 21 @ 8:00 pm

Koresh Dance comes to town courtesy of the Performing Arts Series at Johnson County Community College.

Jan
22
Sun
Siah Armajani: Bridge Builder @ Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Jan 22 all-day

The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art presents the exhibit “Siah Armajani: Bridge Builder.”

Surveillance @ Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Jan 22 all-day

The “Surveillance” exhibition at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art examines photography’s role in secretive looking from the mid-19th century to the present.

The Sons of Brazil @ Polskey Theater
Jan 22 @ 7:00 pm

In Kansas City a popular jazz group has performed every week since their inception in 1991. This would not be so remarkable, as Kansas City is renowned for its tradition of great jazz since the days of Count Basie and Charlie Parker. What is remarkable is that this group of native Kansas Citians plays nothing but Brazilian jazz, with a flavor and passion one might think could only be found at a night club in Ipanema or Leblon. The Sons of Brasil invite you to sample these sounds, which stem from their love and admiration of “musica bem brasileira.”

Jan
23
Mon
Surveillance @ Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Jan 23 all-day

The “Surveillance” exhibition at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art examines photography’s role in secretive looking from the mid-19th century to the present.

Jan
24
Tue
Surveillance @ Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Jan 24 all-day

The “Surveillance” exhibition at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art examines photography’s role in secretive looking from the mid-19th century to the present.

The Lumineers @ Sprint Center
Jan 24 @ 7:00 pm

The Lumineers, announced the band’s first-ever North American Arena Tour, ‘The Cleopatra World Tour’ will launch in 2017.Internationally acclaimed multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and songwriter, Andrew Bird along with Margaret Glaspy, will join The Lumineers as direct support.

Jan
25
Wed
Surveillance @ Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Jan 25 all-day

The “Surveillance” exhibition at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art examines photography’s role in secretive looking from the mid-19th century to the present.

Jan
26
Thu
Surveillance @ Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Jan 26 all-day

The “Surveillance” exhibition at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art examines photography’s role in secretive looking from the mid-19th century to the present.

Jan
27
Fri
Surveillance @ Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Jan 27 all-day

The “Surveillance” exhibition at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art examines photography’s role in secretive looking from the mid-19th century to the present.

Everybody’s Hero: The Jackie Robinson Story @ Yardley Hall
Jan 27 @ 10:00 am – 7:30 pm

Dodgers General Manager Branch Rickey knew Robinson would be tough enough to stand up to teammates who would ridicule him, the pitchers who would throw at him and the fans who would send him threats. This musical play shows the events that shaped Jackie Robinson’s character, his struggle to gain acceptance, and the tremendous obstacles he overcame on his way to changing the face of our nation and our national pastime. Performance photo shows Jackie Robinson sporting his Montreal Royals jersey.

Romeo and Juliet @ Kauffman Center
Jan 27 @ 7:30 pm
The story ballet of Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers along with several great Russian gems will be danced by the renowned Moscow Festival Ballet. The company was founded in 1989 by Sergei Radchenko, a former principal dancer of the Bolshoi Ballet.
Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Romeo and Juliet ballet
Schumann’s “Spring” and Gordon Plays Mozart @ Kauffman Center
Jan 27 @ 8:00 pm – Jan 29 @ 2:00 pm

Schumann composed his “Spring” Symphony during one of the happiest periods in his life, shortly after marrying his cherished Clara Wieck. With music as enticing and life-affirming as its subject, the “Spring” Symphony remains one of his most treasured compositions. Keeping with a cheery disposition, Kansas City Symphony Principal Flute Michael Gordon performs Mozart’s delightful G-Major Flute Concerto. American composer Michael Gandolfi’s The Garden of Cosmic Speculation is a magical tribute to the remarkable Scottish garden created by architect and critic, Charles Jencks. Tickets start at $25.

Side by Side by Sondheim @ Spencer Theater
Jan 27 @ 8:00 pm – Feb 18 @ 7:00 pm

Nominated for both London’s Olivier Award and Broadway’s Tony Award for Best Musical,  Side by Side by Sondheimcelebrates the music and lyrics of Pulitzer, Tony, and Academy Award-winning Stephen Sondheim, arguably the most important musical theater composer in American history. Side By Side ran in London and New York for well over a thousand performances, making it one of the most successful musical revues of all time.

 

A glittering evening of music, comedy, and song, the show features beloved hits from Gypsy, West Side Story, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Anyone Can Whistle, Company, Follies, A Little Night Music and Pacific Overtures – some of the songs include “Comedy Tonight”, “Broadway Baby”, “Anyone Can Whistle”, “A Boy Like That” and the Grammy Award winning “Send in the Clowns” to name a few.

Jan
28
Sat
Surveillance @ Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Jan 28 all-day

The “Surveillance” exhibition at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art examines photography’s role in secretive looking from the mid-19th century to the present.

STOMP @ Kauffman Center
Jan 28 @ 2:00 pm – Jan 29 @ 1:00 pm

See Stomp courtesy of Broadway Across America.

Elvis Costello’s The Juliet Letters @ Michael and Ginger Frost Production Arts Building
Jan 28 @ 8:00 pm – Jan 29 @ 2:00 pm

Elvis Costello’s The Juliet Letters were written in 1992 and recorded by the artist himself, together with the Brodsky Quartet. A collection of songs for voice and string quartet, with a few quartet-only interludes, they had an unusual inspiration: Costello heard that the lovelorn actually write letters to Shakespeare’s Juliet and leave them at her supposed ‘balcony’ in Verona, Italy.  Costello came up with his own stylized “letters” and set them to music, using the idea as a platform for the exploration of young love. Musically the material lies somewhere between that of his pop albums and his Shakespearean orchestral ballet Il Sogno of 2004, a more purely “classical” work. Elvis Costello’s emotional and poignant renderings of some of these letters became the song cycle The Juliet Letters.  Rolling Stone stated, “While a project as ambitious as The Juliet Letters might have wound up mired in sentimentality and pretension, the singer and his collaborators have created something that is as accomplished as it is moving.”

Jan
29
Sun
Surveillance @ Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Jan 29 all-day

The “Surveillance” exhibition at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art examines photography’s role in secretive looking from the mid-19th century to the present.

Jan
30
Mon
2017 Books, Brains, and Boulevard @ Boulevard Brewing Company
Jan 30 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

On Monday, January 30th, 2017 from 5:30-8:30 PM at Boulevard Brewing Company’s beautiful Meuhlebach event space, over 200 Literacy KC volunteers, staff, and literacy advocates will come together for an evening of fun, facts, and frivolity! Attendees will enjoy beer and wine donated by Boulevard, all the pizza and sweets they can handle, and an opportunity to test their mental acuity with some of their closest friends in an epic trivia battle of the brains.