October 2014

Gaudeamus

The Catholic Education Foundation’s Gaudeamus (Let Us Rejoice) event celebrates Catholic education. cefks.org

Boo Ball

Boo! The Boo Ball benefits St. Luke’s East Hospital. saintlukesgiving.org

Masquerade Ball

The First Hand Foundation Masquerade Ball raises funds for the First Hand Foundation. firsthandfoundation.org/ball

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Cellist Ben Sollee

Rock ’n’ roll cellist Ben Sollee performs as part of the Performing Arts Series at Johnson County Community College. jccc.edu/performing-arts-series

Battle of Westport Re-Enactment

The Battle of Westport 150th Anniversary Commemoration Re-Enactment is in Swope Park. battleofwestport150.org

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Pathetique

The Kansas City Symphony and Youth Symphony of Kansas City present a side-by-side performance of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6, "Pathetique". kcsymphony.org

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Exhibition in memory of Byron Cohen

Exhibition in memory of Byron Cohen featuring Hung Liu, Tilling the Soil 1988-2014 at both Byron Cohen Gallery (byroncohengallery.com) and Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art (sherryleedy.com)

November 2014

HEARAid Gala

12th annual HEARAid Gala to benefit Saint Luke’s Midwest Ear Institute. saintlukesgiving.org

Union Station and World War I

National WWI Museum senior curator Doran Cart provides an overview of World War I and the role of Union Station in the Great War in his lecture: Union Station and World War I. theworldwar.org

Unmask the Cure

Black-tie event, Unmask the Cure, supports local programs for diabetes prevention and cure research. diabetes.org

Guess The Grape: A Blind Wine Tasting

Support the eye care that The Kansas City Free Eye Clinic provides to low-income families and the homeless at their first annual Guess The Grape: A Blind Wine Tasting. guessthegrape.kcfreeeyeclinic.com

Stand Up For Synergy

Laugh your way through Stand Up For Synergy—the cornerstone event for the Zona Rosa Community Foundation. synergyservices.org

October 2014

November 2014

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El Dia de los Muertos Festival

For El Dia de los Muertos Festival, the Nelson-Atkins will transform Kirkwood Hall by layers of light and projected images from Miguel Angel Rivera’s research trip into the heart of Day of the Dead traditions. nelson-atkins.org

Tiny Tim Holiday Fantasy

Benefit for children and families served by the Lee Ann Britain Infant Development Center and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Shawnee Mission Medical Center: Tiny Tim Holiday Fantasy. shawneemission.org

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All-Star Gala

Listen to Kansas City’s finest performers at Musical Theater Heritage’s 12th anniversary All-Star Gala hosted by George Harter in the Off Center Theatre. crowncenter.com

Dinner on Ice

Enjoy the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City’s 6th annual Dinner on Ice served by the Missouri Mavericks. helpkckids.org

Mentors Challenge

“Communicating to Connect with Today’s Youth” is the theme for the 4th annual Mentors Challenge. highaspirationskc.org

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40th Anniversary Celebration of Historic Kansas City

Historic Kansas City www.historickansascity.org 40th Anniversary Celebration I’m A Preservationist The Guild Kansas City Friday, November 7, 2014 7:00pm - 10:00pm Ticket price: $125/ticket Join us to celebrate Historic Kansas City to celebrate our 40th Anniversary and to kick off I’m A Preservation campaign with a gallery opening. Enjoy cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres, dance to a rockin’ band and shop our silent auction all at one of the coolest venues in Kansas City - The Guild. Questions, please contact Moxi Events at info@moxievents.com or 913-732-2405.

Crescendo

"Crescendo", a benefit for the UMKC Conser-vatory of Music and Dance, features a silent auction, a celebratory performance and dinner at the Kauffman Center. kauffmancenter.org

HomeComing: The Velvet Underground

SAVE, Inc.’s second annual HomeComing: The Velvet Underground channels the mystery of the infamous warehouse parties of the Lou Reed, Andy Warhol, David Bowie era. savehomecoming.com

Ice Terrace Opening Day

It’s the most wonderful time of the year as Crown Center begins its 42nd season of great skating fun with the Ice Terrace Opening Day. crowncenter.com

One Homeless Night

One Homeless Night gives local teens the chance to spend a night in the shoes of a homeless teen while raising funds and awareness for Synergy Services. synergyservices.org

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The Power of Film, "Footloose," a benefit for Just Like You Films

Please join us at our new, signature event, The Power of Film, "Footloose," a benefit for Just Like You Films. Rewind your mix tapes and brush up on your Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, because we are celebrating one of the great 80?s classics, Footloose. Enjoy an evening of delicious food and specialty cocktails and live music by The Zeros! Individual tickets start at $100 and include full bar, food and Footloose dancing! Various sponsorship packages are available as well. Sat., Nov. 8, 2014 at 7pm (6:30 VIP access) at The Roasterie's Bean Hangar Event Space Just Like You Films is a local, nonprofit film company that offers educators a powerful tool in the fight against bullying. Founder, Jen Greenstreet, and acclaimed photographer and videographer, Isaac Alongi, have collaborated to develop films and materials that educate the local and global community on how to communicate about difficult subjects, such as childhood cancer, burns, Down's Syndrome, and autism. JLY Films captures real life stories that teach children how all of us are more alike than we are different. A nonprofit organization, the existence of JLY Films relies on the support of the community. Your sponsorship dollars will help JLY Films distribute its current video library and create more powerful films that address new topics, including Cystic Fibrosis and Juvenile Diabetes.

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The Company Men

Join Saint Luke’s Muriel I. Kauffman Women’s Heart Center for an anniversary concert celebrating 20 years of advocating for the hearts of women featuring The Company Men with the Kansas City Symphony. midlandkc.com

A Light in the Dark

Thodos Dance Chicago brings the powerfully beautiful story of Helen Keller to life with "A Light in the Dark"—part of the Performing Arts Series at Johnson County Community College. jccc.edu

Champagne and Chocolate

Bubbles and sweets. It’s Champagne and Chocolate, and event benefiting the Southwest Boulevard Family Healthcare Center. swbfhc.org

Herbalicious Holiday Meal

Sample at least three dishes that will delight your taste buds and change the way you cook your holiday dinners at Powell Gardens’ Herbalicious Holiday Meal. powellgardens.org

Celebration of Hope

Celebration of Hope’s evening of dinner, dancing and live auctions benefit Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph. catholiccharities-kcsj.org

Some Enchanted Evening

Help students pursue their dream of a college education at Johnson County Community College Foundation’s Some Enchanted Evening. jccc.edu/foundation

The Italian Girl

Staged in a storybook setting and filled with a musical blend of comedy, energy and style, Gioachino Rossini’s The Italian Girl sings; Muriel Kauffman Theatre. kcopera.org

Letters from the Front

Students from Park University’s Program of History present Letters from the Front: The Christmas Truce of 1914 at the National WWI Museum. theworldwar.org

Mozart’s Magnificent Voyage

Ride along on an enchanting Kauffman Center journey into the world of "The Magic Flute" and 23 excerpts of Mozart’s music in this Classical Kids production-—Mozart’s Magnificent Voyage. kcsymphony.org

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Homes of Note Tour

The Kansas City Symphony Guild presents their annual Homes of Note Tour featuring beautiful homes in the Northland lavishly decorated for the holidays. The event benefits the Kansas City Symphony. kcsymphony.org

John Cleese

Rainy Day Books presents Monty Python’s John Cleese live at The Midland. midlandkc.com

The Italian Girl

Staged in a storybook setting and filled with a musical blend of comedy, energy and style, Gioachino Rossini’s The Italian Girl sings; Muriel Kauffman Theatre. kcopera.org

The San Francisco Symphony

Great American violinist Gil Shaham joins The San Francisco Symphony as Michael Tilson Thomas conducts at Kauffman Center. hjseries.org

Business Hall of Fame

Celebrate the achievements of business leaders who have made extraordinary contributions to Kansas City at Junior Achievement of Middle America’s Greater Kansas City Business Hall of Fame. jamidamerica.org

Attitude of Gratitude

3rd annual Attitude of Gratitude: A Thanks Giving Event benefits Happy Bottoms—Kansas City’s Diaper Bank. happybottoms.org

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ReDiscover 45th Celebration

To commemorate our 45th anniversary, a celebration will be held on November 14th featuring actress and singer Jennifer Holliday. Ms. Holliday is a two time Grammy winner, and is best known for her Tony Award-winning performance as Effie White in Broadway’s “Dreamgirls”. Songs such as “And I’m Telling You, I’m Not Going” and “I’m Changing” catapulted Holliday to the top of the charts. Holliday will dazzle guests with her breathtaking voice as well as share her personal story as one who is in recovery from clinical depression. Read Jennifer Holliday's Bio. Holly Starr, local TV personality and professional model will emcee the celebration. The 45th Celebration will be held on Friday, November 14th at the iconic InterContinental Hotel located at the Country Club Plaza and will feature a silent auction, cocktails and a gourmet dinner.

The Italian Girl

Staged in a storybook setting and filled with a musical blend of comedy, energy and style, Gioachino Rossini’s The Italian Girl sings; Muriel Kauffman Theatre. kcopera.org

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Holiday Open House

Join Park Place for their annual Holiday Open House to enjoy carolers, horse-drawn carriage rides, ice skating and a free poinsettia with purchase. parkplaceleawood.com

Extravaganza

Enjoy live and silent auctions, dinner and dancing at Extravaganza to benefit Saint Thomas Aquinas High School. stasaints.net

The Harvest Ball

Dance the night away at the Harvest Ball Society’s annual black-tie gala, The Harvest Ball. harvestballsociety.org

October 2014

November 2014

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Chisholm ’72: Unbought and Unbossed

Join Barbara Winslow, CUNY–Brooklyn, and Delia Gillis, University of Central Missouri, in discussion at the National Archives at Kansas City after the screening of the documentary about Shirley Chisholm—Chisholm ’72: Unbought and Unbossed. archives.gov

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David Yurman Styling Event

Yurman stylist Travis Ngo will demonstrate how to mix classic and new Yurman pieces to create fresh looks at the Tivol Hawthorne Plaza location.

Ages of Excellence Celebration

Village Shalom marks a century of providing the highest quality care to seniors throughout the Greater Kansas City area at their Ages of Excellence Celebration. villageshalom.org

Creative Hand Show

The Kansas City Fiber Guild and the Weavers Guild of Kansas City sponsor the annual Creative Hand Show and Sale. kcweaversguild.org

October 2014

November 2014

Luminary Walk

Explore a winding path illuminated by candlelight in the beautiful Nelson-Atkins Sculpture Park at the 10th annual Luminary Walk. nelson-atkins.org

The Planets and the Moon

Clair de lune, The Planets and “Neptune” all come to life at the Kauffman Center in The Planets and the Moon, an orchestral exploration of the cosmos. kcsymphony.org

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