Events

Jan
30
Fri
Piece by Piece: Building a Collection @ Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Jan 30 – Apr 26 all-day

Open Tues.–Thurs. 10–4, Fri.–Sat. 10–9, Sun. 11–5

Piece by Piece: Building a Collection, is an exhibition of works of art from the Kansas City-based collection of Christy and Bill Gautreaux. Piece by Piece: Building a Collection, explores a selection of 32 objects by 25 national and international artists that evoke meditations on process, pattern, and material. Together the works engage with themes of abstraction, the body and gesture, race and politics, as well as landscape and geography; ultimately coalescing into the distinguished vision and influence of the collector in the building and shaping of a unique collection. The Gautreauxes were recently named by ARTnews among 200 of the world’s top art collectors.

Artists include Sanford Biggers, McArthur Binion, Nick Cave, Leonardo Drew, Andrew Erdos, Teresita Fernandez, Vibha Galhotra, Jeffrey Gibson, Michelle Grabner, Aimé Mpane, Vik Muniz, Toyin Odutola, Angel Otero, Ebony G. Patterson, Mickalene Thomas, Kara Walker, and more.

Feb
27
Fri
A Night of Hope @ Grand Ballroom at Kansas City Convention Center
Feb 27 @ 6:30 pm

A Night of Hope, a Kansas City-inspired gala event featuring local food, entertainment, live auction and an awards presentation caps off another year of progress for The ALS Association Mid-America Chapter.

10th Annual HALO ArtReach Auction and 10 Year Birthday Celebration @ Sporting KC Park; 1 Sporting Way, Kansas City, KS 66111
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The HALO Foundation is celebrating 10 years with their 10th Annual HALO ArtReach Auction and 10 Year Birthday Celebration featuring a silent and live auction, raffle, live music/entertainment by Lost Wax and a special volunteer and donor awards presentation.

Silent Night @ Muriel Kauffman Theatre
Feb 27 @ 7:30 pm

Enemies find friendship if only for one day. Presented by The Lyric Opera, Silent Night is a story based on real events that took place during World War I, when the Scottish, French and Germans came together in agreement to a ceasefire, truce and brotherhood on Christmas Eve. The set design is as moving as the story. Literally. The battlefield is staged on a turntable with projected imagery. This Pulitzer Prize-winning opera by Kevin Puts and Mark Campbell premiered in 2011.

Stile Antico @ Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
Feb 27 @ 8:00 pm

The young British ensemble returns to Kansas City with works written for three of the greatest Hapsburg monarchs. In this program we will encounter colorful and cosmopolitan music for coronations, celebrations and funerals, ranging from the simplest of chansons by Josquin and Gombert, to the intricate Gothic tracery of Heinrich Isaac; and from Lobo’s exquisite expression of grief to the exuberance and grandeur of Morales and England’s Thomas Tallis.

The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra Presents As Time Goes By @ Helzberg Hall at Kauffman Center
Feb 27 @ 8:00 pm

You’ll find yourself “Over The Rainbow” in Helzberg Hall when The KCJO performs new arrangements of the best music written for motion pictures over the past nine decades, since movies began talking in 1927 with Al Jolson’s “The Jazz Singer.” You’ll experience swinging arrangements of classic songs such as Harold Arlen’s immortal “Over The Rainbow;” Erroll Garner’s “Misty;” Johnny Mandel’s “The Shadow Of Your Smile” – to name but a few. A concert that will be worthy of an Academy Award!

Feb
28
Sat
Memphis, The Musical @ Yardley Hall at Johnson County Community College
Feb 28 @ 3:00 pm

In the underground nightclubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, the soul of a new era is dawning as the first incredible sounds of rock ’n’ roll, blues and gospel are emerging into the mainstream. Falling in love with a beautiful club singer, one young man’s vision to bring her voice and her music out of the clubs and onto the airwaves of America will fly in the face of cultural divides and spark a music revolution that will shake the world. Original score by Bon Jovi co-founder David Bryan.

44th Annual Scholarship Ball @ Overland Park Convention Center
Feb 28 @ 4:30 pm

The Scholarship Ball is Benedictine College’s premier fundraising event, held annually for the past 43 years. Nearly all Benedictine College students receive some type of financial assistance and proceeds from the event helps fund scholarships for deserving students who would not otherwise be able to attend Benedictine College.

Branching Out @ Historic West Bottoms
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Please join us for an evening to branch out and explore innovative food and lifestyle options for a healthier planet. Guests will sample from five sustainable tasting stations, enjoy lively music, peruse unique silent auction packages, enjoy and open bar, rub elbows with Kansas City’s most distinguished environmental leaders, and learn about eco-friendly lifestyle products trending now. Plus, there will be an “Oprah-style” reveal … you won’t want to miss!

101 Awards @ Westin Crown Center Hotel
Feb 28 @ 6:30 pm

Celebrate the 2014-2015 National Football League season with the best players and coaches in the NFL at 101 Awards presented by the Hunt Family Foundation and Kansas City Chiefs for Truman Medical Center Charitable Foundation.

Crimes of the Heart @ Polsky Theatre at Johnson County Community College
Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm

The Performing Arts Series of Johnson County Community College presents Crimes of the Heart, a dark comedy about three Southern sisters loving, feuding and fussing through a very bad day.

Memphis, The Musical @ Yardley Hall at Johnson County Community College
Feb 28 @ 8:00 pm

In the underground nightclubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, the soul of a new era is dawning as the first incredible sounds of rock ’n’ roll, blues and gospel are emerging into the mainstream. Falling in love with a beautiful club singer, one young man’s vision to bring her voice and her music out of the clubs and onto the airwaves of America will fly in the face of cultural divides and spark a music revolution that will shake the world. Original score by Bon Jovi co-founder David Bryan.

Mar
1
Sun
Crimes of the Heart @ Polsky Theatre at Johnson County Community College
Mar 1 @ 2:00 pm

The Performing Arts Series of Johnson County Community College presents Crimes of the Heart, a dark comedy about three Southern sisters loving, feuding and fussing through a very bad day.

Silent Night @ Muriel Kauffman Theatre
Mar 1 @ 2:00 pm

Enemies find friendship if only for one day. Presented by The Lyric Opera, Silent Night is a story based on real events that took place during World War I, when the Scottish, French and Germans came together in agreement to a ceasefire, truce and brotherhood on Christmas Eve. The set design is as moving as the story. Literally. The battlefield is staged on a turntable with projected imagery. This Pulitzer Prize-winning opera by Kevin Puts and Mark Campbell premiered in 2011.

Once Upon a Time @ Starlight Theatre stage
Mar 1 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Enjoy a one-of-a-kind party for children and families while benefiting The Children’s SPOT at Saint Luke’s Hospital at the 18th annual Once Upon a Time.

Cabaret @ Sheraton Crown Center
Mar 1 @ 5:00 pm

Join us at the 28th annual Cabaret event featuring a live performance of An Evening With Jason Alexander and His Hair. Jason Alexander is a Tony Award-winning actor, undoubtedly best known for his iconic portrayal of George Costanza on the legendary hit show Seinfeld. This incredible evening supports the life-saving services and programs that Rose Brooks Center provides to women, children, and pets escaping violent homes.

Mar
4
Wed
Crimes of the Heart @ Polsky Theatre at Johnson County Community College
Mar 4 @ 10:30 am

The Performing Arts Series of Johnson County Community College presents Crimes of the Heart, a dark comedy about three Southern sisters loving, feuding and fussing through a very bad day.

Crimes of the Heart @ Polsky Theatre at Johnson County Community College
Mar 4 @ 7:30 pm

The Performing Arts Series of Johnson County Community College presents Crimes of the Heart, a dark comedy about three Southern sisters loving, feuding and fussing through a very bad day.

Mar
5
Thu
Crimes of the Heart @ Polsky Theatre at Johnson County Community College
Mar 5 @ 7:30 pm

The Performing Arts Series of Johnson County Community College presents Crimes of the Heart, a dark comedy about three Southern sisters loving, feuding and fussing through a very bad day.

Mar
6
Fri
Crimes of the Heart @ Polsky Theatre at Johnson County Community College
Mar 6 @ 7:30 pm

The Performing Arts Series of Johnson County Community College presents Crimes of the Heart, a dark comedy about three Southern sisters loving, feuding and fussing through a very bad day.

Mar
7
Sat
Crimes of the Heart @ Polsky Theatre at Johnson County Community College
Mar 7 @ 2:00 pm

The Performing Arts Series of Johnson County Community College presents Crimes of the Heart, a dark comedy about three Southern sisters loving, feuding and fussing through a very bad day.

Crimes of the Heart @ Polsky Theatre at Johnson County Community College
Mar 7 @ 7:30 pm

The Performing Arts Series of Johnson County Community College presents Crimes of the Heart, a dark comedy about three Southern sisters loving, feuding and fussing through a very bad day.

Mar
8
Sun
Crimes of the Heart @ Polsky Theatre at Johnson County Community College
Mar 8 @ 2:00 pm

The Performing Arts Series of Johnson County Community College presents Crimes of the Heart, a dark comedy about three Southern sisters loving, feuding and fussing through a very bad day.