Horizon Academy’s ninth annual Bayou Bash features fun in the Mardi Gras tradition to raise funds for the school that gives students with learning disabilities in grades one through 12 the chance to experience success in academics. 913-422-0254 or horizon-academy.org/bayoubash.
Events for Feb. 2, 2013
Smokin’ … The Hands and Hearts Auxiliary hosts Red Hot Night, benefitting Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics. 816-346-1364 or childrensmercy.org.
The NYT Magazine has called her “opera’s coolest soprano,” and the Harriman-Jewell Series is bringing back Danielle de Niese after making her 2009 American recital debut for the series here. 816-415-5025 or hjseries.org
The 31st Annual Valentine Gala benefits Sunflower House, which protects and advocates for children and families recovering from sexual and physical abuse. 913-631-5800 or sunflowerhouse.org.
Support seeing the Bard under the stars. Get in on the Romantic Revels of the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival, a romantic evening raising funds for the fest. 816-531-7728 or kcshakes.org.
St?rling Dance Theater’s Underground, a historically accurate account of the Underground Railroad made relevant for today’s generation, comes to the Kauffman Center. 816-994-7222 or kauffmancenter.org.
DeLaSalle Education Center rolls out the red carpet, literally, for its DeLaSalle Movie Benefit, which features a private movie screening of a major Hollywood film. 816-561-4445 or delasallecenter.org.
The Kansas City Symphony continues its pictoral season theme in the program Stern Conducts Schumann, plus "Symphonic Pictures." With the world premiere of a work by the symphony's new composer in residence, Adam Schoenberg, and the Inside Music Series: A Conversation With Adam Schoenberg event Feb. 2. 816-471-0400 or kcsymphony.org
Get ready to be wowed (if also a little depressed). Eric Rosen directs Gary Neal Johnson and Merle Moores in Death of a Salesman for the Kansas City Repertory Theatre. 816-235-2700 or kcrep.org.
Based on the book by Lois Lowry and real Holocaust events, Number the Stars tells the story of one family helping another escape to safety during World War II. Part of the Coterie Theatre’s Preteen/Young Adult Series. 816-474-6552 or CoterieTheatre.org.