Events

May
2
Sat
Nature Connects 2.0 @ Powell Gardens
May 2 – Sep 7 all-day

Inspired by nature and built from more than 300,000 LEGO® bricks, this special exhibit features 27 amazing sculptures set in 14 scenes that represent the complex and amazing network that interconnects all living things on Earth.

Ranging in size from 6 inches to 6 feet, a variety of creatures are represented in the exhibit, including a regal Bald Eagle, a giant Monarch butterfly on milkweed and birds taking on the squirrels at a bird feeder.

May
23
Sat
Gridiron Glory @ Bank of America Gallery at Union Station
May 23 – Sep 6 all-day

In partnership with the Kansas City Chiefs, Gridiron Glory—the largest and most comprehensive traveling exhibition ever created on America’s favorite sport—displays in the Bank of America Gallery at Union Station.

Jul
8
Wed
The Dawning of Aquarius @ Quality Hill Playhouse
Jul 8 – Aug 7 all-day

Follow the evolution of American popular song into the 1960s and 70s as the singer-songwriter rose to the top of the Billboard charts. Baby Boomers searching for personal meaning in an era of turbulent change resonated with the stories of Paul Simon, Eric Clapton, James Taylor and The Beatles. Songs like “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “Mockingbird,” “Respect,” “Monday, Monday” and “Yesterday” ruled the airwaves and ignited a nation. Explore the impact on both pop culture and our history by the folk singer-songwriter and their songs.

Jul
31
Fri
Festival of Butterflies @ Powell Gardens
Jul 31 – Aug 2 all-day

Powell Gardens’ signature festival is back for its 19th year! See hundreds of colorful free-flying butterflies and moths in the conservatory, learn about native butterflies, get tips for protecting monarchs from Monarch Watch, listen to a story by Fancy Nancy and join her for a parade! See the complete festival schedule at www.powellgardens.org/butterfly. Festival admission applies.

Aug
1
Sat
Celebrate 150! Parade & Evening Extravaganza @ Downtown Lee's Summit
Aug 1 @ 10:00 am

The Celebrate 150! Parade will begin at 10 a.m. and travel from the school to Douglas, north to 3rd Street, then continue east on 3rd to Green, south on Green to SE 8th Street, returning to the High School parking lot.

The Evening Extravaganza will bring together music, melodies and memories with a variety of local organizations with dance and musical performances. KMBC Channel 9 Meteorologist Erin Little, a Lee’s Summit native, will be on hand to entertain the crowd. The Trumpet Fanfare will offer its musical manner and local celebrities Matt Lewis and Drew Six will also be performing!

A fireworks show will dazzle and delight the crowd as Lee’s Summit continues to celebrate being Truly 150 years old!

Paint the Night Street Fair @ Park Place, Leawood
Aug 1 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Take a step into Hollywood with a magical night of festivities, food, fashion and fun at Park Place’s annual signature event.  This year’s theme features LEGENDS — musical tributes to your favorite performers, like The Beatles, the Rat Pack, Fleetwood Mac and more. Ash Street and 116th Place are closed as guests rub elbows with “celebrities” like Elvis, Marilyn and Captain Jack Sparrow. Plus, you’ll enjoy a spectacular fashion show from all of your favorite Park Place shops. In addition to the musical performances on two stages and a fashion show, tents will line the streets as our restaurants join in the fun with a special menu of food and drink. All activities are free and open to the public.

Live Jazz at Hotel Phillips @ Hotel Phillips
Aug 1 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Hotel Phillips, located just a few blocks away from the historic Jazz District, brings the sweet sounds of live Kansas City Jazz to downtown every Saturday evening. Click here to see the full lineup.

Aug
7
Fri
Festival of Butterflies @ Powell Gardens
Aug 7 – Aug 9 all-day

It’s the final weekend for Powell Gardens’ signature festival! See hundreds of colorful free-flying butterflies and moths in the conservatory, learn about native butterflies, get tips for protecting monarchs from Monarch Watch, check out the ‘Cat’ Room, listen to a story by Fancy Nancy and join her for a parade! See the complete festival schedule at www.powellgardens.org/butterfly. Festival admission applies.

Boulevard of Dreams @ Studio Dan Meiners
Aug 7 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The seventh annual Boulevard of Dreams event benefiting The Dream Factory of Greater Kansas City brings together Kansas City’s most generous individuals in celebration of good friends, good food and a good cause.

Aug
8
Sat
Beach Volleyball Tournament @ Beach Volleyball, Martin City
Aug 8 @ 4:00 pm

The Children’s Place Young Advisory Board hosts a Beach Volleyball Tournament in Martin City to raise funds and awareness for The Children’s Place.

Forever Families Gala @ Kansas City Convention Center, Grand Ballrooms
Aug 8 @ 5:30 pm

The Forever Families Gala draws hundreds of supporters together for a dinner and auction on behalf of Kansas and Missouri’s abused and neglected children and their hope for Forever Families.

This fun-filled evening offers a great date night for the adults including music, a live and silent auction, and information on the great work done at MFCAA all year long.

Live Jazz at Hotel Phillips @ Hotel Phillips
Aug 8 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Hotel Phillips, located just a few blocks away from the historic Jazz District, brings the sweet sounds of live Kansas City Jazz to downtown every Saturday evening. Click here to see the full lineup.

Aug
12
Wed
The Gin Game @ H&R Block City Stage at Union Station
Aug 12 @ 7:30 pm

Directed by Dennis Hennessy
Starring: Marilyn Lynch and Victor Raider-Wexler
Presented by Kansas City Actors Theatre

Humor and psychological warfare crackle over a card game between two quick-witted residents of an assisted living facility in this Pulitzer Prize-winning drama. Though neither Fonsia nor Weller is quite ready to admit their weaknesses – or their secrets – their game of gin becomes a metaphor for life as each one wages an emotional battle against aging.

 

Aug
13
Thu
The Gin Game @ H&R Block City Stage at Union Station
Aug 13 @ 7:30 pm

Directed by Dennis Hennessy
Starring: Marilyn Lynch and Victor Raider-Wexler
Presented by Kansas City Actors Theatre

Humor and psychological warfare crackle over a card game between two quick-witted residents of an assisted living facility in this Pulitzer Prize-winning drama. Though neither Fonsia nor Weller is quite ready to admit their weaknesses – or their secrets – their game of gin becomes a metaphor for life as each one wages an emotional battle against aging.

 

Aug
14
Fri
Shoot for the Cure @ The View at Briarcliff
Aug 14 @ 6:00 pm

The Shoot for the Cure is an annual two-day fundraising event which benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

For cowboys and cowgirls this is a chance to don your best western duds on Friday, August 14, 2015 for the Nick and Jake’s Western Dinner and Auction at The View at Briarcliff in Kansas City, Missouri. You can saddle up to the bar during the cocktail party while bidding on silent auction items perfect for the western set. Then, when the cow bell rings, get ready to enjoy a delicious meal prepared by the chefs at Nick and Jake’s as well as a chance to win a $1,000 Country Club Plaza gift card by participating in the fun and lively Heads or Tails game and then get ready to raise your hand high to bid on some must-have live auction items.

The Gin Game @ H&R Block City Stage at Union Station
Aug 14 @ 7:30 pm

Directed by Dennis Hennessy
Starring: Marilyn Lynch and Victor Raider-Wexler
Presented by Kansas City Actors Theatre

Humor and psychological warfare crackle over a card game between two quick-witted residents of an assisted living facility in this Pulitzer Prize-winning drama. Though neither Fonsia nor Weller is quite ready to admit their weaknesses – or their secrets – their game of gin becomes a metaphor for life as each one wages an emotional battle against aging.

 

Aug
15
Sat
Shoot for the Cure @ Powder Creek Shooting Park
Aug 15 all-day

The Shoot for the Cure is an annual two-day fundraising event which benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

For sporting clay enthusiasts there are two opportunities to take your best shot at different and challenging shooting stations at Powder Creek Shooting Park in Lenexa, Kansas on Saturday, August 15, 2015. Teams of five people each compete for best score during the 100 target sporting clay competition. And, after the event, prizes are awarded to the members of the top 3 shoot teams.

Hope and All That Jazz @ Muehlebach Tower Kansas City Marriott Downtown
Aug 15 @ 5:30 pm

Hope House’s signature gala event, Hope and All That Jazz, celebrates its 26th year with dinner, drinks, live music, dancing and one of the best silent auctions in Kansas City.

The Gin Game @ H&R Block City Stage at Union Station
Aug 15 @ 7:30 pm

Directed by Dennis Hennessy
Starring: Marilyn Lynch and Victor Raider-Wexler
Presented by Kansas City Actors Theatre

Humor and psychological warfare crackle over a card game between two quick-witted residents of an assisted living facility in this Pulitzer Prize-winning drama. Though neither Fonsia nor Weller is quite ready to admit their weaknesses – or their secrets – their game of gin becomes a metaphor for life as each one wages an emotional battle against aging.

 

Live Jazz at Hotel Phillips @ Hotel Phillips
Aug 15 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Hotel Phillips, located just a few blocks away from the historic Jazz District, brings the sweet sounds of live Kansas City Jazz to downtown every Saturday evening. Click here to see the full lineup.

Aug
16
Sun
Chef Joe West Cooking Demo @ Powell Gardens
Aug 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Learn to cook with garden-fresh ingredients from some of the best chefs in Kansas City! Joe West, executive chef/owner at Kusshi, will prepare a recipe featuring produce grown in the Heartland Harvest Garden—the nation’s largest edible landscape.

Chef West, Bluestem’s former chef de cuisine, was named executive chef at The Cincinnatian Hotel in early 2014. The Kansas City native returned to the area in late 2014 to join 801 Fish as executive chef.

In early spring 2015, he launched his own restaurant, Kusshi, which means precious in Japanese.

The demonstration takes place in the open-air Missouri Barn and is included with admission. Seating and samples will be limited.

The Gin Game @ H&R Block City Stage at Union Station
Aug 16 @ 2:00 pm

Directed by Dennis Hennessy
Starring: Marilyn Lynch and Victor Raider-Wexler
Presented by Kansas City Actors Theatre

Humor and psychological warfare crackle over a card game between two quick-witted residents of an assisted living facility in this Pulitzer Prize-winning drama. Though neither Fonsia nor Weller is quite ready to admit their weaknesses – or their secrets – their game of gin becomes a metaphor for life as each one wages an emotional battle against aging.

 

Aug
18
Tue
Gillis Golf Classic @ Loch Lloyd
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am

Play on the beautiful Loch Lloyd golf course while supporting one of Kansas City’s oldest organizations at the 23rd annual Gillis Golf Classic.

The Gin Game @ H&R Block City Stage at Union Station
Aug 18 @ 7:30 pm

Directed by Dennis Hennessy
Starring: Marilyn Lynch and Victor Raider-Wexler
Presented by Kansas City Actors Theatre

Humor and psychological warfare crackle over a card game between two quick-witted residents of an assisted living facility in this Pulitzer Prize-winning drama. Though neither Fonsia nor Weller is quite ready to admit their weaknesses – or their secrets – their game of gin becomes a metaphor for life as each one wages an emotional battle against aging.

 

Aug
19
Wed
The Gin Game @ H&R Block City Stage at Union Station
Aug 19 @ 7:30 pm

Directed by Dennis Hennessy
Starring: Marilyn Lynch and Victor Raider-Wexler
Presented by Kansas City Actors Theatre

Humor and psychological warfare crackle over a card game between two quick-witted residents of an assisted living facility in this Pulitzer Prize-winning drama. Though neither Fonsia nor Weller is quite ready to admit their weaknesses – or their secrets – their game of gin becomes a metaphor for life as each one wages an emotional battle against aging.

 

Aug
20
Thu
The Gin Game @ H&R Block City Stage at Union Station
Aug 20 @ 7:30 pm

Directed by Dennis Hennessy
Starring: Marilyn Lynch and Victor Raider-Wexler
Presented by Kansas City Actors Theatre

Humor and psychological warfare crackle over a card game between two quick-witted residents of an assisted living facility in this Pulitzer Prize-winning drama. Though neither Fonsia nor Weller is quite ready to admit their weaknesses – or their secrets – their game of gin becomes a metaphor for life as each one wages an emotional battle against aging.

 

Aug
21
Fri
The Gin Game @ H&R Block City Stage at Union Station
Aug 21 @ 7:30 pm

Directed by Dennis Hennessy
Starring: Marilyn Lynch and Victor Raider-Wexler
Presented by Kansas City Actors Theatre

Humor and psychological warfare crackle over a card game between two quick-witted residents of an assisted living facility in this Pulitzer Prize-winning drama. Though neither Fonsia nor Weller is quite ready to admit their weaknesses – or their secrets – their game of gin becomes a metaphor for life as each one wages an emotional battle against aging.

 

Aug
22
Sat
The Gin Game @ H&R Block City Stage at Union Station
Aug 22 @ 7:30 pm

Directed by Dennis Hennessy
Starring: Marilyn Lynch and Victor Raider-Wexler
Presented by Kansas City Actors Theatre

Humor and psychological warfare crackle over a card game between two quick-witted residents of an assisted living facility in this Pulitzer Prize-winning drama. Though neither Fonsia nor Weller is quite ready to admit their weaknesses – or their secrets – their game of gin becomes a metaphor for life as each one wages an emotional battle against aging.

 

Live Jazz at Hotel Phillips @ Hotel Phillips
Aug 22 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Hotel Phillips, located just a few blocks away from the historic Jazz District, brings the sweet sounds of live Kansas City Jazz to downtown every Saturday evening. Click here to see the full lineup.

Aug
23
Sun
The Gin Game @ H&R Block City Stage at Union Station
Aug 23 @ 2:00 pm

Directed by Dennis Hennessy
Starring: Marilyn Lynch and Victor Raider-Wexler
Presented by Kansas City Actors Theatre

Humor and psychological warfare crackle over a card game between two quick-witted residents of an assisted living facility in this Pulitzer Prize-winning drama. Though neither Fonsia nor Weller is quite ready to admit their weaknesses – or their secrets – their game of gin becomes a metaphor for life as each one wages an emotional battle against aging.

 

Aug
24
Mon
The Gin Game @ H&R Block City Stage at Union Station
Aug 24 @ 7:30 pm

Directed by Dennis Hennessy
Starring: Marilyn Lynch and Victor Raider-Wexler
Presented by Kansas City Actors Theatre

Humor and psychological warfare crackle over a card game between two quick-witted residents of an assisted living facility in this Pulitzer Prize-winning drama. Though neither Fonsia nor Weller is quite ready to admit their weaknesses – or their secrets – their game of gin becomes a metaphor for life as each one wages an emotional battle against aging.

 

Aug
26
Wed
The Gin Game @ H&R Block City Stage at Union Station
Aug 26 @ 7:30 pm

Directed by Dennis Hennessy
Starring: Marilyn Lynch and Victor Raider-Wexler
Presented by Kansas City Actors Theatre

Humor and psychological warfare crackle over a card game between two quick-witted residents of an assisted living facility in this Pulitzer Prize-winning drama. Though neither Fonsia nor Weller is quite ready to admit their weaknesses – or their secrets – their game of gin becomes a metaphor for life as each one wages an emotional battle against aging.

 

Aug
27
Thu
The Gin Game @ H&R Block City Stage at Union Station
Aug 27 @ 7:30 pm

Directed by Dennis Hennessy
Starring: Marilyn Lynch and Victor Raider-Wexler
Presented by Kansas City Actors Theatre

Humor and psychological warfare crackle over a card game between two quick-witted residents of an assisted living facility in this Pulitzer Prize-winning drama. Though neither Fonsia nor Weller is quite ready to admit their weaknesses – or their secrets – their game of gin becomes a metaphor for life as each one wages an emotional battle against aging.

 

Aug
28
Fri
The Gin Game @ H&R Block City Stage at Union Station
Aug 28 @ 7:30 pm

Directed by Dennis Hennessy
Starring: Marilyn Lynch and Victor Raider-Wexler
Presented by Kansas City Actors Theatre

Humor and psychological warfare crackle over a card game between two quick-witted residents of an assisted living facility in this Pulitzer Prize-winning drama. Though neither Fonsia nor Weller is quite ready to admit their weaknesses – or their secrets – their game of gin becomes a metaphor for life as each one wages an emotional battle against aging.

 

Aug
29
Sat
The Gin Game @ H&R Block City Stage at Union Station
Aug 29 @ 7:30 pm

Directed by Dennis Hennessy
Starring: Marilyn Lynch and Victor Raider-Wexler
Presented by Kansas City Actors Theatre

Humor and psychological warfare crackle over a card game between two quick-witted residents of an assisted living facility in this Pulitzer Prize-winning drama. Though neither Fonsia nor Weller is quite ready to admit their weaknesses – or their secrets – their game of gin becomes a metaphor for life as each one wages an emotional battle against aging.

 

Live Jazz at Hotel Phillips @ Hotel Phillips
Aug 29 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Hotel Phillips, located just a few blocks away from the historic Jazz District, brings the sweet sounds of live Kansas City Jazz to downtown every Saturday evening. Click here to see the full lineup.

Aug
30
Sun
Cooking Demo at Powell Gardens @ Powell Gardens
Aug 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Come to Powell Gardens to learn innovative ways to use freshly harvested produce in recipes from some of the best chefs and culinary instructors in the Kansas City area. Duane Daugherty, owner of Mr. Doggity’s Foods, and Mindy Lindeman Riley, owner of Olive Tree Fine Oils + Vinegars, join forces to create some fantastic late-summer dishes for today’s demonstration.

Duane is a long-time griller, food craftsman and certified barbecue judge. He has tasted and critiqued some of the world’s best barbecue. At Olive Tree, a one-of-a-kind store in Overland Park, Kan., Mindy carries a variety of olive oils, balsamic vinegars, pastas, sauces, tapenades and much more. Customers can sample the oils and vinegars and create their own ‘custom’ blends. Mindy will bring some of her favorite products to Powell Gardens for guests to sample.

Join Duane and Mindy at the open-air Missouri Barn, located in the Heartland Harvest Garden—the nation’s largest edible landscape. Seating is limited.

The Gin Game @ H&R Block City Stage at Union Station
Aug 30 @ 2:00 pm

Directed by Dennis Hennessy
Starring: Marilyn Lynch and Victor Raider-Wexler
Presented by Kansas City Actors Theatre

Humor and psychological warfare crackle over a card game between two quick-witted residents of an assisted living facility in this Pulitzer Prize-winning drama. Though neither Fonsia nor Weller is quite ready to admit their weaknesses – or their secrets – their game of gin becomes a metaphor for life as each one wages an emotional battle against aging.

 

Aug
31
Mon
Royals Charities Diamond of Dreams @ On the field at Kauffman Stadium
Aug 31 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join current and former Royals players in the outfield at Kauffman Stadium for Royals Charities Diamond of Dreams and enjoy a fabulous menu from local restaurants, an exclusive silent auction in the Royals bullpen, live music, raffles, and a spectacular fireworks show. Proceeds will support Royals Charities’ general fund.

Sep
5
Sat
Live Jazz at Hotel Phillips @ Hotel Phillips
Sep 5 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Hotel Phillips, located just a few blocks away from the historic Jazz District, brings the sweet sounds of live Kansas City Jazz to downtown every Saturday evening. Click here to see the full lineup.

Sep
12
Sat
Live Jazz at Hotel Phillips @ Hotel Phillips
Sep 12 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Hotel Phillips, located just a few blocks away from the historic Jazz District, brings the sweet sounds of live Kansas City Jazz to downtown every Saturday evening. Click here to see the full lineup.

Sep
19
Sat
Live Jazz at Hotel Phillips @ Hotel Phillips
Sep 19 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Hotel Phillips, located just a few blocks away from the historic Jazz District, brings the sweet sounds of live Kansas City Jazz to downtown every Saturday evening. Click here to see the full lineup.

Sep
26
Sat
Live Jazz at Hotel Phillips @ Hotel Phillips
Sep 26 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Hotel Phillips, located just a few blocks away from the historic Jazz District, brings the sweet sounds of live Kansas City Jazz to downtown every Saturday evening. Click here to see the full lineup.