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.

Mar
1
Sun
Women in Jazz Month: Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives @ American Jazz Museum
Mar 1 – Mar 31 all-day

The American Jazz Museum celebrates National Women’s History Month with Women in Jazz Month: Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives featuring educational programming and performances throughout the month.

Apr
1
Wed
Peter and the Starcatcher @ Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Apr 1 @ 7:30 pm

Peter and the Starcatcher, the most magical evening of madcap fun, is now on tour! The winner of 5 Tony Awards®, this swashbuckling prequel to Peter Pan will have you hooked from the moment you let your imagination take flight. Peter and the Starcatcher is the innovative and imaginative comedy based on the best-selling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. A company of a dozen actors play more than a hundred unforgettable characters, all on a journey to answer the century-old question: How did Peter Pan become The Boy Who Never Grew Up? This epic origin story of popular culture’s most enduring and beloved character proves that your imagination is the most captivating place in the world.

Apr
2
Thu
Promise of Hope Luncheon @ Ritz Charles Overland Park
Apr 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

CASA of Johnson and Wyandotte Counties’ Promise of Hope Luncheon brings awareness to the plight of abused and neglected children.

Peter and the Starcatcher @ Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Apr 2 @ 7:30 pm

Peter and the Starcatcher, the most magical evening of madcap fun, is now on tour! The winner of 5 Tony Awards®, this swashbuckling prequel to Peter Pan will have you hooked from the moment you let your imagination take flight. Peter and the Starcatcher is the innovative and imaginative comedy based on the best-selling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. A company of a dozen actors play more than a hundred unforgettable characters, all on a journey to answer the century-old question: How did Peter Pan become The Boy Who Never Grew Up? This epic origin story of popular culture’s most enduring and beloved character proves that your imagination is the most captivating place in the world.

Apr
4
Sat
2015 Easter Egg 5K @ Southcreek Office Park
Apr 4 @ 8:00 am

This fun family event features a beautiful course that you are sure to enjoy, a visit from the Easter bunny, great event shirts, post race food and drink, unique finishers medals for all participants plus overall and age group awards. In addition to the 5k there will be a Lil’ Bunny Fun Run for kids 8 years old and younger. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit Marillac.

 

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny & Easter Egg Hunt @ Powell Gardens
Apr 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join the Easter Bunny for a morning of fun at Powell Gardens! Enjoy a Chris Cakes’ pancake breakfast, storytelling, make-and-take craft project and—for kids ages 10 and younger—an Easter Egg Hunt at 11 a.m.

Easter Eggstravaganza @ Science City at Union Station
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Hunt for 3,000 eggs and enjoy science demos and activities at Science City at Union Station during their second annual Easter Eggstravaganza.

Peter and the Starcatcher @ Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Apr 4 @ 2:00 pm

Peter and the Starcatcher, the most magical evening of madcap fun, is now on tour! The winner of 5 Tony Awards®, this swashbuckling prequel to Peter Pan will have you hooked from the moment you let your imagination take flight. Peter and the Starcatcher is the innovative and imaginative comedy based on the best-selling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. A company of a dozen actors play more than a hundred unforgettable characters, all on a journey to answer the century-old question: How did Peter Pan become The Boy Who Never Grew Up? This epic origin story of popular culture’s most enduring and beloved character proves that your imagination is the most captivating place in the world.

Peter and the Starcatcher @ Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Apr 4 @ 7:30 pm

Peter and the Starcatcher, the most magical evening of madcap fun, is now on tour! The winner of 5 Tony Awards®, this swashbuckling prequel to Peter Pan will have you hooked from the moment you let your imagination take flight. Peter and the Starcatcher is the innovative and imaginative comedy based on the best-selling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. A company of a dozen actors play more than a hundred unforgettable characters, all on a journey to answer the century-old question: How did Peter Pan become The Boy Who Never Grew Up? This epic origin story of popular culture’s most enduring and beloved character proves that your imagination is the most captivating place in the world.

Apr
5
Sun
Peter and the Starcatcher @ Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Apr 5 @ 1:00 pm

Peter and the Starcatcher, the most magical evening of madcap fun, is now on tour! The winner of 5 Tony Awards®, this swashbuckling prequel to Peter Pan will have you hooked from the moment you let your imagination take flight. Peter and the Starcatcher is the innovative and imaginative comedy based on the best-selling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. A company of a dozen actors play more than a hundred unforgettable characters, all on a journey to answer the century-old question: How did Peter Pan become The Boy Who Never Grew Up? This epic origin story of popular culture’s most enduring and beloved character proves that your imagination is the most captivating place in the world.

Peter and the Starcatcher @ Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Apr 5 @ 6:30 pm

Peter and the Starcatcher, the most magical evening of madcap fun, is now on tour! The winner of 5 Tony Awards®, this swashbuckling prequel to Peter Pan will have you hooked from the moment you let your imagination take flight. Peter and the Starcatcher is the innovative and imaginative comedy based on the best-selling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. A company of a dozen actors play more than a hundred unforgettable characters, all on a journey to answer the century-old question: How did Peter Pan become The Boy Who Never Grew Up? This epic origin story of popular culture’s most enduring and beloved character proves that your imagination is the most captivating place in the world.

Apr
8
Wed
Ink’s Middle of the Map Fest: Film @ Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet
Apr 8 – Apr 12 all-day

Ink’s Middle of the Map Fest: Film features more than 25 films, fanfare and parties at the Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet.

Women’s Employment Network’s Annual Luncheon @ Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center
Apr 8 @ 11:45 am – 1:00 pm

Honor the legacy of WEN in our community and hear personal stories of triumph and success from clients and graduates. The luncheon also celebrates business and community leaders who share WEN’s commitment to help women and families break free from the cycle of poverty. We promise; you will leave feeling empowered, inspired and hopeful – knowing that your support makes a difference in the lives of Kansas City area women and their families.

 

Apr
9
Thu
Bailout @ Firestone Building
Apr 9 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The 2015 Bailout to benefit the Midwest Innocence Project promises to be one of the best events of the year. Join them for a friendly fundraising competition between professionals on the top floor of the fabulous Firestone building in the Crossroads District for a cocktails and fun—all to benefit the good work at the Midwest Innocence Project.

Apr
10
Fri
Angels’ Gala @ Downtown Marriott, Muehlebach Tower
Apr 10 @ 6:00 pm

Join The Children’s Place and Honorary Chairmen Diane and Bill Clarkson as they host the Angels of The Children’s Place Gala, an evening of cocktails, dinner, live auctions and live entertainment.

Dubravka Tomšič @ Folly Theater
Apr 10 @ 8:00 pm

The Friends of Chamber Music present celebrated Slovenian pianist Dubravka Tomšič at the Folly Theater.

Apr
11
Sat
Walk MS: Kansas City @ Sporting Park
Apr 11 @ 8:00 am

The National MS Society Mid America Chapter connects people who live with MS to those who care about finding a cure at their family-friendly, non-competitive event Walk MS.

Romeo and Juliet To Go @ Powell Gardens
Apr 11 @ 2:00 pm

Come enjoy a free performance of Romeo and Juliet To Go by the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival on the lawn at Powell Gardens. Romeo and Juliet To Go brings together seven actors to portray 21 roles in this fast-paced version of the classic play. Take in the sights and sounds of the gardens as you enjoy a lively performance complete with a sword fight!

Guests are invited to bring blankets, chairs and picnics for this outdoor performance. A cash bar will be available.

Variety Show @ Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
Apr 11 @ 6:00 pm

In celebration of the 80th Anniversary of Variety Children’s Charity, this year’s Variety Show will showcase a Live Auction, Mystery Boxes, food and drink from local vendors, amazing pre-show entertainment and Comedian Mike Birbiglia as the main event! The show will help improve the lives and mobility of physically and mentally challenged children. Please wear your cocktail best.

Apr
12
Sun
Take the Stage Gala @ Unicorn Theatre
Apr 12 @ 6:00 pm

This gala event will feature an incredibly unique experience: dinner and entertainment in a way you never get to experience at the theatre. A catered dinner will be served to you at a table on the Levin stage, while a concert version of one of our most successful home-grown productions will be presented on a stage built-out over the audience.

A concert presentation of selections from Six Women With Brain Death or Expiring Minds Want To Know: This fast-paced, take-no-prisoners feminist satire was created at Unicorn Theatre and performed three times in their history before being produced across the nation and even winning over the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Unicorn Theatre brings back original cast members and some of the best local talent to create one unforgettable event.