The Firehouse Texas Hold 'em Poker Tournament benefits the Love Fund for Children, which works to improve the quality of life for Kansas City children in need, assisting with everything from glasses and eye exams to clothing, beds and medical equipment. 913-538-5750 or lovefundforchildren.org.
Events for Feb. 23, 2013
See Oscar winner (and recent addition to the cast of Downton Abbey) Shirley MacLaine as part of the Performing Arts Series at Johnson County Community College. 913-469-4445 or jccc.edu/performing-arts-series.
The Kansas City Ballet presents Dancers Making Dances, a choreographic showcase of new works created by KCB company members. 816-931-2232 or kcballet.org
The Taste of Hospitality Wine Event raises funds for hospitality of another kind at Friendship Inn, a "home away from home" for families of patients at the University of Kansas Hospital. 816-506-6339 or friendshipinnkc.org.
Acclaimed soprano Christine Brewer joins the Kansas City Symphony for a program of Tchaikovsky & Strauss. With an Inside Music Series: Vocal Master Class With Christine Brewer Feb. 20. 816-471-0400 or kcsymphony.org
Waiting for You on the Corner of (13 and Walnut) is an original play commissioned by the Kansas City Repertory Theatre and created in partnership with Portland’s Sojourn Theatre Co. and New York’s The TEAM that examines how we listen to each other and form consensus in today’s media-driven culture. 816-235-2700 or kcrep.org
One actor, one musician and one great writer add up to the Coterie Theatre’s Tell-Tale Electric Poe, a play in which said actor performs Poe stories and poems with live musical accompaniment. 816-474-6552 or coterietheatre.org