Events

Jan
18
Wed
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.

Feb
9
Thu
“Hail We Now Sing Joy” @ Kemper Museum of Modern Art
Feb 9 – May 21 all-day

The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art presents “Hail We Now Sing Joy,” an exhibit of a new body of work by Chicago-born, New York-based artist Rashid Johnson. kemperart.org

Feb
10
Fri
Richard Learoyd: In the Studio @ Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Feb 10 – Jun 11 all-day

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art presents the exhibition “Richard Learoyd: In the Studio.” nelson-atkins.org

Feb
23
Thu
ArtsKC 2017 Luncheon @ Kansas City Convention Center
Feb 23 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

The ArtsKC 2017 Luncheon takes place at the Kansas City Convention Center. kcconvention.com

DeLaSalle Movie Benefit @ B&B Theatre
Feb 23 @ 6:30 pm

The 26th Annual DeLaSalle Movie Benefit raises funds for the DeLaSalle Education Center.delasallecenter.org

Setting the Stage @ Gem Theater
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm

Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey presents Setting the Stage, a narrated slide show that walks through African-American dance history as it is interwoven into the broader tapestry of black history. kcfaa.org

Feb
24
Fri
A Call for Backup @ Muehlebach Hotel
Feb 24 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

A Call for Backup is a benefit for the Kansas City Police Foundation. policefoundationkc.org

HALO ArtReach Auction @ Pennway Place
Feb 24 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The 12th Annual HALO ArtReach Auction benefits the HALO Foundation. haloworldwide.org

The River @ Polskey Theater at Overland Park Convention Center
Feb 24 @ 7:00 pm

The Performing Arts Series at Johnson County Community College presents the ETHEL String Quartet and Native American musician Robert Mirabal performing “The River.” jccc.edu/performing-arts-series

Schubert’s “Unfinished” Symphony with Mahler @ Kauffman Center
Feb 24 @ 8:00 pm – Feb 26 @ 2:00 pm

Michael Stern conducts the Kansas City Symphony in Schubert’s “Unfinished” Symphony with Mahler. kcsymphony.org

Feb
25
Sat
The JLY Ping Pong Tournament @ Overland Park Racquet Club
Feb 25 all-day

The JLY Ping Pong Tournament raises funds for Just Like You Films. justlikeyoufilms.org

Julian Kaplan @ Kauffman Center
Feb 25 @ 11:00 am

The Kansas City Symphony’s Charles and Virginia Clark Inside Music Series presents

the symphony’s very own James B. and Annabel Nutter principal trumpet Julian Kaplan. kcsymphony.org

Scholarship Ball @ Overland Park Convention Center
Feb 25 @ 5:30 pm

The 46th Annual Scholarship Ball is a benefit for Benedictine College. benedictine.edu

Barstow on Bourbon Street @ Ritz Charles
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm

Barstow on Bourbon Street raises funds for the Barstow School in NOLA style. barstowschool.org

The Kansas City Heart Ball @ Kansas City Convention Center
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm

The Kansas City Heart Ball, benefiting the American Heart Association, celebrates its 30th anniversary.

Bodytraffic Contemporary Dance @ Polsky Theatre at Johnson County Community College
Feb 25 @ 8:00 pm

The Performing Arts Series at Johnson County Community College presents Bodytraffic contemporary dance group. jccc.edu/performing-arts-series

Morgenstern Trio @ 1900 Karbank Building
Feb 25 @ 8:00 pm

The Friends of Chamber Music present the Morgenstern Trio. chambermusic.org

Feb
26
Sun
The Fight for Air Climb @ One Kansas City Place
Feb 26 @ 8:00 am

The Fight for Air Climb raises awareness for the American Lung Association of Kansas & Greater Kansas City. lung.org

Once Upon a Time SPOT @ Intercontinental Kansas City
Feb 26 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Once Upon a Time, there was an event of the same name to benefit the Children’s SPOT at Saint Luke’s Hospital. onceuponatimespot.org

Violinist Simone Porter and pianist Armen Guzelimian @ The Folly Theater
Feb 26 @ 3:00 pm

Violinist Simone Porter and pianist Armen Guzelimian are in recital courtesy of the Harriman-Jewell Series. hjseries.org

Art Soup @ Synergy's Youth Resiliency Center
Feb 26 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Synergy Services is serving up Art Soup, an event with drinks, soup from local chefs, and art created by the young people Synergy serves. synergyservices.org

101 Awards @ Westin Crown Center
Feb 26 @ 5:00 pm

The Hunt Family Foundation and the Kansas City Chiefs throw the annual 101 Awards. 101awards.com

Alaturka @ Polsky Theatre at Johnson County Community College
Feb 26 @ 7:00 pm

Alaturka, a fusion of American jazz and Turkish classical music, is brought to town by the Performing Arts Series at Johnson County Community College. jccc.edu/performing-arts-series