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
9
Sat
46th Symphony Designers’ Showhouse @ 96 Janssen Place in historic Hyde Park
May 9 – Jun 7 all-day

The 46th Symphony Designers’ Showhouse—featuring the work of noted interior and landscape designers—is open to the public for tour.

On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays the Showhouse is open 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Thursdays 10:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m. Sunday hours are Noon-5:00 p.m.  The Showhouse is closed on Mondays.

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.

May
25
Mon
28th Annual Amy Thompson Run For Brain Injury @ Loose Park Pavilion
May 25 @ 8:00 am

The Brain Injury Association of Kansas and Greater Kansas City’s signature event, the 28th Annual Amy Thompson Run For Brain Injury, features a scenic course in the beautiful Loose Park/Ward Parkway area.

May
29
Fri
MotherFreakingHood! @ Goppert Theatre at Avila University
May 29 – Jun 14 all-day

MotherFreakingHood! follows Rachael, Angie, and Marcia as they bond over mumbos, onesies, Red Bull, dreaded teenage hormones and Xanax. Why worry about poopy diapers and stretch marks when you can have a glass of wine and laugh about it?! Written by Kansas City natives, University of Kansas graduates, and former roommates–Julie Dunlap and Sara Stotts. MotherFreakingHood! explores the labors of motherhood with a little humor and a whole lot of singing.

Visit motherfreakinghood.com for times.

Golf Fore Gilda 2015 @ Gilda's Club Kansas City
May 29 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Gilda’s Club Kansas City’s Golf Fore Gilda 2015 features a shotgun golf tournament with local celebrities, raffles and a silent auction.

A Fearless Fête 2015—The Next 50 Years @ Arvest Bank Theater at The Midland
May 29 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

This year’s Gala is a celebration of a bright future for KC Rep. Over the past 50 years the Rep has established itself as a leading regional theatre and an epicenter for the development of new plays and musicals for the American theatre. At A Fearless Fête 2015 the Rep will look ahead to the next 50 years as it continues to grow and innovate as a leader in Kansas City’s vital arts scene and in our town’s growing reputation as America’s creative crossroads.

Zukerman, Gellar, Beethoven and Bach @ Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
May 29 @ 8:00 pm

Israeli-born conductor, violinist and violist Pinchas Zukerman is one of the world’s great musical geniuses. He returns to Helzberg Hall to one of Bach’s most famous works, the Double Concerto, with Concertmaster Noah Geller. Zukerman also performs Hindemith’s Trauermusik, a touching work for viola and string orchestra. The concert concludes with Beethoven’s Second Symphony, one of his most energetic and cheerful works. Bravo & Masterworks Series

May
30
Sat
2015 Kansas City Heart & Stroke Walk/5K Run @ Theis Park
May 30 @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm

The annual Kansas City Heart & Stroke Walk/5K Run promotes physical activity and heart-healthy living in a fun, family environment. It is a time of celebration for those who have made lifestyle changes and encourages many more to take the pledge to live healthier lifestyles while raising the monies needed to fund life-saving research and education, advocate for health and save lives.

Zukerman, Gellar, Beethoven and Bach @ Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
May 30 @ 8:00 pm

Israeli-born conductor, violinist and violist Pinchas Zukerman is one of the world’s great musical geniuses. He returns to Helzberg Hall to one of Bach’s most famous works, the Double Concerto, with Concertmaster Noah Geller. Zukerman also performs Hindemith’s Trauermusik, a touching work for viola and string orchestra. The concert concludes with Beethoven’s Second Symphony, one of his most energetic and cheerful works. Bravo & Masterworks Series

May
31
Sun
Zukerman, Gellar, Beethoven and Bach @ Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
May 31 @ 2:00 pm

Israeli-born conductor, violinist and violist Pinchas Zukerman is one of the world’s great musical geniuses. He returns to Helzberg Hall to one of Bach’s most famous works, the Double Concerto, with Concertmaster Noah Geller. Zukerman also performs Hindemith’s Trauermusik, a touching work for viola and string orchestra. The concert concludes with Beethoven’s Second Symphony, one of his most energetic and cheerful works. Bravo & Masterworks Series

Cook for Courage @ Historic 12th Street Bridge in the West Bottoms
May 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Child Protection Center (CPC) is excited to bring to Kansas City its 2nd Annual”Cook for Courage” event! A special thank you to Lead Bank, a commercial bank dedicated to helping Kansas City businesses win. Lead Bank is leading the way and stepping up to be this year’s Presenting Sponsor of the event!

CPC’s signature event will feature six amazing local chefs: Colby Garrelts of Bluestem and Rye; Howard Hanna of The Rieger Hotel Grill & Exchange and Ca Va; Jonathan Justus of Justus Drugstore, a restaurant; Patrick Ryan of Port Fonda; John Smith of Pig & Finch Gastropub; and Jason Wiggin, Executive Chef, Sporting Kansas City. These incredible chefs have generously chosen to share their talents with the CPC for the benefit of children in Kansas City.

On Sunday, May 31, 2015, these six chefs will compete in a barbecue cook-off to prepare the best smoked ribs! Patrons are invited to come and enjoy the ambiance of the Historic 12th Street Bridge in the West Bottoms, while listening to music by Brett Blakemore. Each patron will have the opportunity to sample both the ribs and a side dish prepared by each chef. Patrons, along with a celebrity panel of judges, including Sporting Kansas City Defender Matt Besler, Chef Debbie Gold, former Kansas City Chiefs Quarterback Trent Green, and Owner/Founder of The Roasterie, Danny O’Neill, will have the opportunity to vote on their favorite ribs and side dish.