Events

Apr
15
Fri
An Anonymous Art: American Snapshots from the Peter J. Cohen Gift @ Nelson Atkins Museum of Art
Apr 15 – Sep 4 all-day

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art stages the exhibit “An Anonymous Art: American Snapshots from the Peter J. Cohen Gift.”

Aug
24
Wed
Brain: The Inside Story @ Museum at Prairiefire
Aug 24 all-day

Organized by the American Museum of Natural History and generously supported by Saint Luke’s Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute, Brain: The Inside Story investigates the remarkable organ that controls every function of our life. Right now your brain is ignoring thousands of sights and sounds to zero in on a specific few, processing information as small as the meaning of a letter, forming new memories, and keeping your heart pumping. But how does it do it all? Brain: The Inside Story will be open March 5 to August 28, 2016.

Drip, Splatter, Wash: American Watercolor, 1860–1960 @ Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Aug 24 all-day

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art presents the exhibit “Drip, Splatter, Wash: American Watercolor, 1860–1960.”

Luxury: Treasures of the Roman Empire @ Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Aug 24 all-day

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art presents the exhibit “Luxury: Treasures of the Roman Empire.”

Aug
25
Thu
Brain: The Inside Story @ Museum at Prairiefire
Aug 25 all-day

Organized by the American Museum of Natural History and generously supported by Saint Luke’s Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute, Brain: The Inside Story investigates the remarkable organ that controls every function of our life. Right now your brain is ignoring thousands of sights and sounds to zero in on a specific few, processing information as small as the meaning of a letter, forming new memories, and keeping your heart pumping. But how does it do it all? Brain: The Inside Story will be open March 5 to August 28, 2016.

Drip, Splatter, Wash: American Watercolor, 1860–1960 @ Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Aug 25 all-day

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art presents the exhibit “Drip, Splatter, Wash: American Watercolor, 1860–1960.”

Luxury: Treasures of the Roman Empire @ Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Aug 25 all-day

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art presents the exhibit “Luxury: Treasures of the Roman Empire.”

Paris of the Plains Cocktail Festival @ Kansas City, MO
Aug 25 all-day

Maybee means a definite yes. Join local bartenders and fest founders Ryan Maybee, Doug Frost and Brandon Cummins for spirits and spirited competition at the Paris of the Plains Cocktail Festival.

Next to Normal @ Crown Center
Aug 25 @ 7:00 pm

Musical Theater Heritage presents Next to Normal. 

Aug
26
Fri
Brain: The Inside Story @ Museum at Prairiefire
Aug 26 all-day

Organized by the American Museum of Natural History and generously supported by Saint Luke’s Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute, Brain: The Inside Story investigates the remarkable organ that controls every function of our life. Right now your brain is ignoring thousands of sights and sounds to zero in on a specific few, processing information as small as the meaning of a letter, forming new memories, and keeping your heart pumping. But how does it do it all? Brain: The Inside Story will be open March 5 to August 28, 2016.

Drip, Splatter, Wash: American Watercolor, 1860–1960 @ Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Aug 26 all-day

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art presents the exhibit “Drip, Splatter, Wash: American Watercolor, 1860–1960.”

Luxury: Treasures of the Roman Empire @ Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Aug 26 all-day

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art presents the exhibit “Luxury: Treasures of the Roman Empire.”

Paris of the Plains Cocktail Festival @ Kansas City, MO
Aug 26 all-day

Maybee means a definite yes. Join local bartenders and fest founders Ryan Maybee, Doug Frost and Brandon Cummins for spirits and spirited competition at the Paris of the Plains Cocktail Festival.

Aug
27
Sat
Brain: The Inside Story @ Museum at Prairiefire
Aug 27 all-day

Organized by the American Museum of Natural History and generously supported by Saint Luke’s Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute, Brain: The Inside Story investigates the remarkable organ that controls every function of our life. Right now your brain is ignoring thousands of sights and sounds to zero in on a specific few, processing information as small as the meaning of a letter, forming new memories, and keeping your heart pumping. But how does it do it all? Brain: The Inside Story will be open March 5 to August 28, 2016.

Drip, Splatter, Wash: American Watercolor, 1860–1960 @ Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Aug 27 all-day

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art presents the exhibit “Drip, Splatter, Wash: American Watercolor, 1860–1960.”

KC Dance Day @ Todd Bolender Center
Aug 27 all-day

The Kansas City Ballet holds its sixth annual KC Dance Day with free classes and performances.

Luxury: Treasures of the Roman Empire @ Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Aug 27 all-day

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art presents the exhibit “Luxury: Treasures of the Roman Empire.”

Paris of the Plains Cocktail Festival @ Kansas City, MO
Aug 27 all-day

Maybee means a definite yes. Join local bartenders and fest founders Ryan Maybee, Doug Frost and Brandon Cummins for spirits and spirited competition at the Paris of the Plains Cocktail Festival.

Royals Charities 5K Run/Walk @ Kauffman Stadium
Aug 27 @ 8:00 am

The Royals Charities 5K Run/Walk raises funds for the charitable foundation of the Kansas City Royals.

Bacon-Fest KC: The Other Fundraiser @ Kansas City, MO
Aug 27 @ 1:00 pm

Would that there were no other kind! Bacon-Fest KC: The Other Fundraiser benefits the Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City with all kinds of bacon-infused goodness.

Lobsterfest @ Rooftop Park
Aug 27 @ 5:00 pm

Give Hope Back (and donate to the charity of the same name) at the Lobsterfest.

Kansas City Autism Training Center 10th Anniversary Gala @ Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
Aug 27 @ 6:00 pm

The Kansas City Autism Training Center holds a 10th Anniversary Gala.

Young at Art @ The Gallery Event Space
Aug 27 @ 6:30 pm

The Young at Art event benefits the Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault.

Aug
28
Sun
Brain: The Inside Story @ Museum at Prairiefire
Aug 28 all-day

Organized by the American Museum of Natural History and generously supported by Saint Luke’s Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute, Brain: The Inside Story investigates the remarkable organ that controls every function of our life. Right now your brain is ignoring thousands of sights and sounds to zero in on a specific few, processing information as small as the meaning of a letter, forming new memories, and keeping your heart pumping. But how does it do it all? Brain: The Inside Story will be open March 5 to August 28, 2016.

Drip, Splatter, Wash: American Watercolor, 1860–1960 @ Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Aug 28 all-day

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art presents the exhibit “Drip, Splatter, Wash: American Watercolor, 1860–1960.”

Luxury: Treasures of the Roman Empire @ Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Aug 28 all-day

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art presents the exhibit “Luxury: Treasures of the Roman Empire.”

Paris of the Plains Cocktail Festival @ Kansas City, MO
Aug 28 all-day

Maybee means a definite yes. Join local bartenders and fest founders Ryan Maybee, Doug Frost and Brandon Cummins for spirits and spirited competition at the Paris of the Plains Cocktail Festival.

Metro KC 5K @ Corporate Woods
Aug 28 @ 8:00 am

The Metro KC 5K raises funds for Head for the Cure.

Aug
29
Mon
Drip, Splatter, Wash: American Watercolor, 1860–1960 @ Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Aug 29 all-day

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art presents the exhibit “Drip, Splatter, Wash: American Watercolor, 1860–1960.”

Luxury: Treasures of the Roman Empire @ Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Aug 29 all-day

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art presents the exhibit “Luxury: Treasures of the Roman Empire.”

Paris of the Plains Cocktail Festival @ Kansas City, MO
Aug 29 all-day

Maybee means a definite yes. Join local bartenders and fest founders Ryan Maybee, Doug Frost and Brandon Cummins for spirits and spirited competition at the Paris of the Plains Cocktail Festival.

Aug
30
Tue
Drip, Splatter, Wash: American Watercolor, 1860–1960 @ Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Aug 30 all-day

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art presents the exhibit “Drip, Splatter, Wash: American Watercolor, 1860–1960.”

Luxury: Treasures of the Roman Empire @ Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Aug 30 all-day

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art presents the exhibit “Luxury: Treasures of the Roman Empire.”

Dixie Chicks @ Sprint Center
Aug 30 @ 7:00 pm

The Dixie Chicks play the Sprint Center.

Aug
31
Wed
Drip, Splatter, Wash: American Watercolor, 1860–1960 @ Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Aug 31 all-day

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art presents the exhibit “Drip, Splatter, Wash: American Watercolor, 1860–1960.”

Luxury: Treasures of the Roman Empire @ Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Aug 31 all-day

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art presents the exhibit “Luxury: Treasures of the Roman Empire.”

Sep
1
Thu
Drip, Splatter, Wash: American Watercolor, 1860–1960 @ Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Sep 1 all-day

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art presents the exhibit “Drip, Splatter, Wash: American Watercolor, 1860–1960.”

Luxury: Treasures of the Roman Empire @ Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Sep 1 all-day

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art presents the exhibit “Luxury: Treasures of the Roman Empire.”

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Fall 2016 Collection @ Town Center Crossing
Sep 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Please join us for a spectacular evening to celebrate the launch of our Fall 2016 Collection and the release of the Kansas City Spaces September Fashion issue.

Sep
2
Fri
2016 Charlotte Street Visual Artist Awards Exhibition @ Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Sep 2 all-day

The 2016 Charlotte Street Visual Artist Awards Exhibition comes to Kemper at the Crossroads.

Drip, Splatter, Wash: American Watercolor, 1860–1960 @ Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Sep 2 all-day

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art presents the exhibit “Drip, Splatter, Wash: American Watercolor, 1860–1960.”

KC Irish Fest @ Crown Center
Sep 2 all-day

If it’s Labor Day weekend in KC, it’s got to be the Kansas City Irish Fest at Crown Center.

Luxury: Treasures of the Roman Empire @ Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Sep 2 all-day

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art presents the exhibit “Luxury: Treasures of the Roman Empire.”

Santa-Cali-Gon Days @ Independence, MO
Sep 2 all-day

The 44th annual Santa-Cali-Gon Days festival takes places in Independence.

BravoKC! @ Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Sep 2 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

HBD! The Kauffman Center presents BravoKC! Kauffman Center Turns Five, Live!

Charlotte Street Foundation Awards Celebration @ Kemper at the Crossroads
Sep 2 @ 5:00 pm

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art is pleased to partner with Charlotte Street Foundation to present the work of Charlotte Street’s 2016 Visual Artist Awards Fellows. New works by Madeline Gallucci, Rodolfo Marron III, and Shawn Bitters will be featured in the 2016 Charlotte Street Visual Artist Awards Exhibition opening September 2, 2016 at Kemper at the Crossroads. The exhibition is curated by Kemper Museum’s Director of Curatorial Affairs, Erin Dziedzic.

Sep
3
Sat
2016 Charlotte Street Visual Artist Awards Exhibition @ Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Sep 3 all-day

The 2016 Charlotte Street Visual Artist Awards Exhibition comes to Kemper at the Crossroads.

Drip, Splatter, Wash: American Watercolor, 1860–1960 @ Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Sep 3 all-day

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art presents the exhibit “Drip, Splatter, Wash: American Watercolor, 1860–1960.”

Greater Kansas City Dahlia Show @ Powell Gardens
Sep 3 all-day

The Greater Kansas City Dahlia Show takes place at Powell Gardens.

KC Irish Fest @ Crown Center
Sep 3 all-day

If it’s Labor Day weekend in KC, it’s got to be the Kansas City Irish Fest at Crown Center.

Luxury: Treasures of the Roman Empire @ Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Sep 3 all-day

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art presents the exhibit “Luxury: Treasures of the Roman Empire.”

Santa-Cali-Gon Days @ Independence, MO
Sep 3 all-day

The 44th annual Santa-Cali-Gon Days festival takes places in Independence.

Booms & Blooms Festival @ Powell Gardens
Sep 3 @ 9:00 am

Rain check! The Booms & Blooms Festival, rescheduled from a rainout in July, gets a reboot at Powell Gardens.

Sep
4
Sun
2016 Charlotte Street Visual Artist Awards Exhibition @ Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Sep 4 all-day

The 2016 Charlotte Street Visual Artist Awards Exhibition comes to Kemper at the Crossroads.

Drip, Splatter, Wash: American Watercolor, 1860–1960 @ Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Sep 4 all-day

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art presents the exhibit “Drip, Splatter, Wash: American Watercolor, 1860–1960.”

Greater Kansas City Dahlia Show @ Powell Gardens
Sep 4 all-day

The Greater Kansas City Dahlia Show takes place at Powell Gardens.

KC Irish Fest @ Crown Center
Sep 4 all-day

If it’s Labor Day weekend in KC, it’s got to be the Kansas City Irish Fest at Crown Center.

Luxury: Treasures of the Roman Empire @ Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Sep 4 all-day

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art presents the exhibit “Luxury: Treasures of the Roman Empire.”

Santa-Cali-Gon Days @ Independence, MO
Sep 4 all-day

The 44th annual Santa-Cali-Gon Days festival takes places in Independence.

Cooking Demo by Chef Shanita McAfee-Bryant @ Powell Gardens
Sep 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join Powell Gardens for a Cooking Demo by Chef Shanita McAfee-Bryant.

Sep
5
Mon
2016 Charlotte Street Visual Artist Awards Exhibition @ Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Sep 5 all-day

The 2016 Charlotte Street Visual Artist Awards Exhibition comes to Kemper at the Crossroads.

Drip, Splatter, Wash: American Watercolor, 1860–1960 @ Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Sep 5 all-day

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art presents the exhibit “Drip, Splatter, Wash: American Watercolor, 1860–1960.”

KC Irish Fest @ Crown Center
Sep 5 all-day

If it’s Labor Day weekend in KC, it’s got to be the Kansas City Irish Fest at Crown Center.

Luxury: Treasures of the Roman Empire @ Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Sep 5 all-day

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art presents the exhibit “Luxury: Treasures of the Roman Empire.”

Santa-Cali-Gon Days @ Independence, MO
Sep 5 all-day

The 44th annual Santa-Cali-Gon Days festival takes places in Independence.

Pops in the Park @ Shawnee Mission Park
Sep 5 @ 7:00 pm

The Kansas City Symphony’s Pops in the Park is a free community concert.

Sep
6
Tue
2016 Charlotte Street Visual Artist Awards Exhibition @ Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Sep 6 all-day

The 2016 Charlotte Street Visual Artist Awards Exhibition comes to Kemper at the Crossroads.

Drip, Splatter, Wash: American Watercolor, 1860–1960 @ Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Sep 6 all-day

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art presents the exhibit “Drip, Splatter, Wash: American Watercolor, 1860–1960.”

Luxury: Treasures of the Roman Empire @ Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Sep 6 all-day

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art presents the exhibit “Luxury: Treasures of the Roman Empire.”

Sep
7
Wed
2016 Charlotte Street Visual Artist Awards Exhibition @ Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Sep 7 all-day

The 2016 Charlotte Street Visual Artist Awards Exhibition comes to Kemper at the Crossroads.

Drip, Splatter, Wash: American Watercolor, 1860–1960 @ Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Sep 7 all-day

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art presents the exhibit “Drip, Splatter, Wash: American Watercolor, 1860–1960.”

Luxury: Treasures of the Roman Empire @ Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Sep 7 all-day

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art presents the exhibit “Luxury: Treasures of the Roman Empire.”

Virtuosos of the International Center for Music @ Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Sep 7 @ 7:00 pm

The Virtuosos of the International Center for Music come to the Kauffman Center.

Sep
8
Thu
2016 Charlotte Street Visual Artist Awards Exhibition @ Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Sep 8 all-day

The 2016 Charlotte Street Visual Artist Awards Exhibition comes to Kemper at the Crossroads.

Drip, Splatter, Wash: American Watercolor, 1860–1960 @ Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Sep 8 all-day

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art presents the exhibit “Drip, Splatter, Wash: American Watercolor, 1860–1960.”

Luxury: Treasures of the Roman Empire @ Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Sep 8 all-day

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art presents the exhibit “Luxury: Treasures of the Roman Empire.”

Fashion Forward for Flu Awareness @ The Museum at Prairiefire
Sep 8 @ 6:00 pm

Be Fashion Forward for Flu Awareness to help raise funds for Kendra’s Legacy Foundation.

Sep
9
Fri
2016 Charlotte Street Visual Artist Awards Exhibition @ Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Sep 9 all-day

The 2016 Charlotte Street Visual Artist Awards Exhibition comes to Kemper at the Crossroads.

Art Westport @ Westport
Sep 9 all-day

Art Westport 2016 takes place—where else?—at Westport and Pennsylvania.

Drip, Splatter, Wash: American Watercolor, 1860–1960 @ Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Sep 9 all-day

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art presents the exhibit “Drip, Splatter, Wash: American Watercolor, 1860–1960.”

Evita @ Spencer Theatre
Sep 9 all-day

Don’t cry for me, Argentina. I’ll be watching the Kansas City Repertory Theatre’s Evita.

Luxury: Treasures of the Roman Empire @ Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Sep 9 all-day

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art presents the exhibit “Luxury: Treasures of the Roman Empire.”

Siah Armajani: Bridge Builder @ Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Sep 9 all-day

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

Art for Arthritis @ The Gallery Event Space
Sep 9 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Art for Arthritis benefits the Arthritis Foundation.

Treads & Threads @ Kansas Speedway
Sep 9 @ 6:00 pm

Treads & Threads supports cancer care at the University of Kansas Cancer Center.

The Music of Led Zeppelin with the Kansas City Symphony @ Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Sep 9 @ 8:00 pm

Enjoy The Music of Led Zeppelin with the Kansas City Symphony.

The Rat Pack is Back @ Starlight Theatre
Sep 9 @ 8:00 pm

The Rat Pack Is Back national tours stops at Starlight.

Sep
10
Sat
2016 Charlotte Street Visual Artist Awards Exhibition @ Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Sep 10 all-day

The 2016 Charlotte Street Visual Artist Awards Exhibition comes to Kemper at the Crossroads.

Art Westport @ Westport
Sep 10 all-day

Art Westport 2016 takes place—where else?—at Westport and Pennsylvania.

Drip, Splatter, Wash: American Watercolor, 1860–1960 @ Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Sep 10 all-day

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art presents the exhibit “Drip, Splatter, Wash: American Watercolor, 1860–1960.”

Evita @ Spencer Theatre
Sep 10 all-day

Don’t cry for me, Argentina. I’ll be watching the Kansas City Repertory Theatre’s Evita.

Kansas City Chalk & Walk Festival @ Crown Center
Sep 10 all-day

The Kansas City Chalk & Walk Festival takes place in Crown Center Square.

Luxury: Treasures of the Roman Empire @ Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Sep 10 all-day

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art presents the exhibit “Luxury: Treasures of the Roman Empire.”

Siah Armajani: Bridge Builder @ Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Sep 10 all-day

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

Carnival for CASA @ Paradise Park
Sep 10 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

The 11th Annual Carnival for CASA raises funds for Jackson County CASA.

KC Beer Fest @ Power & Light District
Sep 10 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Yes, please. KC Beer Fest brings more than 200 craft brews to the Power & Light District.

The Symphony Ball @ Kansas City Convention Center
Sep 10 @ 6:00 pm

The Symphony Ball benefits the Symphony League of Kansas City–and the Kansas City Symphony, of course.

The Rat Pack is Back @ Starlight Theatre
Sep 10 @ 8:00 pm

The Rat Pack Is Back national tours stops at Starlight.

Vince Gill @ Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
Sep 10 @ 8:00 pm

Vince Gill plays the Midland.

Sep
11
Sun
2016 Charlotte Street Visual Artist Awards Exhibition @ Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Sep 11 all-day

The 2016 Charlotte Street Visual Artist Awards Exhibition comes to Kemper at the Crossroads.