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1/1/2014 - 1/1/2015
SKY BIKE RIDESRide a bike 30 feet above the ground!Sky Bike challenges guests to put the law of physics to the test while seated on a bicycle that happens to be suspended on a highwire 30 feet above the ground. Visitors will experience the importance of their center of gravity and discover the relationship between counterweights and balance, all while enjoying a beautiful view of the science center!
4/25/2014 - 1/11/2015
THE PLAINS INDIANS: ARTISTS ON EARTH AND SKYThis groundbreaking exhibition will unite the Plains Indian masterworks found in European and North American collections, from pre-contact to contemporary, ranging from a 2,000-year-old Human Effigy stone pipe to 18th-century painted robes to a 2011 beaded adaptation of designer shoes. The distinct Plains aesthetic-singular, ephemeral and materially rich-will be revealed through an array of forms and media: painting and drawing; sculptural works in stone, wood, antler and shell; porcupine quill and glass bead embroidery; feather work; painted robes depicting figures and geometric shapes; richly ornamented clothing; composite works; and ceremonial objects. Together the 140 works will reveal the accomplishments of Plains Indian artists, not only as the makers of objects that sustain tradition and embody change, but as the bearers of individual creative expression and innovation. Many nations are represented-Osage, Quapaw, Omaha, Crow, Cheyenne, Arapaho, Lakota, Blackfeet, Pawnee, Kiowa, Comanche, Mesquakie, Kansa and others. Objects will travel from France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Canada and the United States. The exhibition is being organized by Musee du quai Branly in Paris in collaboration with The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. It is curated by Gaylord Torrence, one of the nation's leading scholars of Plains Indian art and the Fred and Virginia Merrill Senior Curator of American Indian Art at the Nelson-Atkins. IMAGE ABOVE: Gauntlets, Metis-Sioux, AIJ18F Hirschfield Collection.
8/30/2014 - 2/1/2015
MYTHIC CREATURES EXHIBITIONThe world is full of stories about brave heroes, magical events, and fantastic beings. For thousands of years, humans everywhere—sometimes inspired by living animals or even fossils—have brought mythic creatures to life in stories, songs, and works of art. Today these creatures, from the powerful dragon to the soaring phoenix, continue to thrill, terrify, entertain, and inspire us. We seem to catch glimpses of these creatures all around us: hiding beneath the ocean waves, running silently through the forest, and soaring among the clouds. Some symbolize danger. Others, we think, can bring us luck or joy. Together mythic creatures give shape to humankind's greatest hopes, fears, and most passionate dreams. ADMISSION TO EXHIBITION:Adults (Agest 13+) - $14Children (Ages 3-12) - $8Children (Under 3) - FreeGENERAL ADMISSION: (GREAT HALL)Access to the Great Hall and its exhibits is FREE for all visitors. DISCOVERY ROOM: (CHILDREN'S EXPERIENCE)Children (Ages 3-12) - $10Children (Under 3) - FreeAdults (Ages 13+) - $7ALL ACCESS DAY PASS:Adults (Ages 13+) - $21Children (Ages 3-12) - $15Childred (Under 3) - FreeAvailable only when Exhibition is on display. GROUPS:Discounts are available for groups of 20 or more. Please call the Museum for details at 913-333-3500.
9/5/2014 - 10/25/2014
SHAE BISHOP AND EMILY DUKE EXIT SHOW - ART EXHIBITIONAn exhibition of new work by Shae Bishop and Emily Duke marks the culmination of their artistic residencies at Red Star Studios. Shae Bishop's application of pattern to ceramic surfaces and his figurative sculpture forms made of interconnected ceramic tiles, merge the physical characteristics of clay and textiles removing each from the narrow specificity of a single craft tradition. Emily Duke's ceramic sculpture addresses concepts rooted in architecture, the American landscape, and manufactured serviceable objects.OPENING RECEPTION:Friday, September 5 - 6pm to 9pm Red Star Studios at Belger Arts Center 2100 Walnut St.Kansas City, MO 64108
9/5/2014 - 11/22/2014
STEVEN AND WILLIAM LADD - ART EXHIBITBrothers and artistic collaborators Steven and William Ladd, present an exhibition of meticulously-crafted constructions created over a thirteen-year period. Their hand-sewn towers, functional objects, sculptural works, and wearable accessories are fantastical creations that reference shared childhood memories.
9/11/2014 - 10/24/2014
A CAST OF BLUESA celebration of Mississippi's rich musical heritage, A Cast of Blues features resin-cast masks of blues legends created by artist Sharon McConnell-Dickerson, as well as framed photographs of blues artists by photographer Ken Murphy. Featured musicians include B.B. King, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Ruth Brown, James Cotton, and Willie King. The exhibition is fully accessible, and visitors are encouraged to touch the resin-cast masks. The masks and images tell the story of the hopes, sorrows, and triumphs of the men and women who lived and breathed the blues in Mississippi. A Cast of Blues is curated by Chuck Haddix, music historian, author, radio personality and director of the Marr Sound Archives at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
9/11/2014 - 12/21/2014
CHARLOTTE STREET FOUNDATION FELLOWS 2014 - ART EXHIBIT - AMY KLIGMAN- GARRY NOLAND- SEAN STAROWITZCharlotte Street Foundation annually honors three outstanding Kansas City-based visual artists with unrestricted cash awards. These Charlotte Street Awards recognize locally based artists who are creating outstanding artwork and provide financial support, critical attention, and increased exposure for Award Fellows with the aim of fostering their continued artistic and professional development. Through the Awards program, Charlotte Street Foundation seeks to contribute to the vitality of Kansas City's arts community, making sas City alive with collaboration, passion, ideas and surprise. The 2014 recipients were selected by a panel of local and national curators.
9/13/2014 - 12/1/2014
EARTH, MOON AND SUNThis show explores the relationship between the Earth, Moon and Sun with the help of Coyote, a character adapted from Native American oral traditions who has many misconceptions about our home planet and its neighbors. His confusion about the universe helps viewers think about how the Earth, Moon and Sun work together as a system. Native American stories are used throughout the show to help distinguish between myths and science. Audience members will learn why the Sun rises and sets, examine the Moon’s orbit, craters, phases and eclipses, and explore past and future space travel to our Moon and beyond.
ONE WORLD, ONE SKY: BIG BIRD'S ADVENTUREBeloved Sesame Street characters discover heavenly wonders.A brilliant spectacle of light and color as Elmo, Big Bird and their newest friend - Hu Hu Zhu - watch the stars twinkle over Sesame Street. During the show, children may interact, drawing constellations and counting the time it takes the sun to set.
DINOSAURS AT DUSK: THE ORIGINS OF FLIGHTDinosaurs at Dusk is a learning adventure of a father and his teenage daughter Lucy, who share a fascination for all things that fly. You'll travel back in time to meet the pterosaurs and the ancestors of modern-day birds: the feathered dinosaurs. Lucy and her father navigate from continent to continent, looking for clues about the origins of flight. When time runs out they experience first-hand the cataclysmic "last day" of the dinosaurs.
9/19/2014 - 11/21/2014
JERUSALEMFilmed for the first time in 3D and for the giant screen, JERUSALEM immerses audiences into one of the world's most beloved cities. Discover why this tiny piece of land is sacred to three major religions through the stories of Jewish, Christian and Muslim families who call Jerusalem home. Join renowned archaeologist, Dr. Jodi Magness, as she travels underground to solve some of this city’s greatest mysteries. Find out why, after thousands of years, Jerusalem and the Holy Land continue to stir the imagination of billions of people. Unprecedented access to the city's holiest sites, as well as rare and breathtaking aerial footage of the Old City and the Holy Land, combine to make JERUSALEM a unique and stunning cinematic experience. JERUSALEM takes audiences on an inspiring and eye-opening tour of one of the worlds oldest and most enigmatic cities. Destroyed and rebuilt countless times over 5000 years, Jerusalem's enduring appeal remains a mystery. What made it so important to so many different cultures? How did it become the center of the world for three major religions? Why does it still matter to us?
9/26/2014 - 10/31/2014
PUMPKIN HOLLOWCome and get lost in their pumpkin patch of pumpkins. From big and small to round and tall, you'll find a pumpkin you like and so much more at Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead's annual Pumpkin Hollow! ACTIVITIES AT PUMPKIN HOLLOW:- A horse-drawn wagon ride will take you to and from the patch where each person gets to take home a pumpkin. - Children can ride the Pumpkin Hollow Express - a barrel train pulled by a real farm tractor - At the patch, you'll have a chance to: get lost in a corn maze- Climb a hay pyramid- Play in a "corn" box- Slide down the giant hay slide- Race pumpkin boatsEVENT TIMES:Monday-Friday - 10am to 3pmSaturday & Sunday - 10am to 4pmADMISSION:Monday-Thursday (Gate Admission - None)Pumpkin Hollow Fee:Children and Adults - $8Children (under 1) - FreeFriday-Sunday (Gate Admission - $2 & Children under 2 - Free)Pumpkin Hollow Fee:Children and Adults - $8Children (under 1) - FreeADDITIONAL INFORMATION:Pumpkin Hollow is an annual fundraiser benefitting Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead.
9/30/2014 - 10/5/2014
MURDER AMONG FRIENDS - STARRING MORGAN FAIRCHILD When the chic, wealthy, conniving wife of a "fading" star decides to do away with him she finds out that murder is far more challenging than marriage. A comedy thriller involving deceit, robbery, murder and lots of laughs. The N.Y. Times calls it "Clever, funny, and very surprising." EVENING PERFORMANCES: (TUESDAY - SUNDAY) (NO MONDAY PERFORMANCES) Seating Begins - 6:00pm Dining Begins - 6:30pm Opening Curtain - 7:40pm MATINEE PERFORMANCES: (Matinees are held on Wednesdays and on select Saturdays.)* Seating Begins - 11:30pm Dining Begins - 12:00pm Opening Curtain - 1:10pm SUNDAY MATINEES: Seating Begins - 11:45pm Dining Begins - 12:15pm Opening Curtain - 1:30pm *ADDITIONAL MATINEE PERFORMANCES: Please call the New Theatre Restaurant for information about additional matinee performances.
10/2/2014 - 10/2/2014
WINE, OH DINO! - AN ENCHANTED EVENINGYou are cordially invited to Marillac's season of giving kickoff event! With purchased reservation, attendees will receive a complimentary tour of the Mystical Creatures Exhibit, hors d'oeuvres, cocktails and ability to bid on amazing items within the silent auction. Proceeds go to help children and adolescents served by Marillac; a psychiatric treatment center in our community!
ENRIQUE IGLESIAS AND PITBULLEnrique and Pitbull will reunite and share the stage for a 15 city AEG Live tour that comes to Sprint Center in Kansas City on October 2. Fast-rising Latin urban star J Balvin is confirmed as the support act.Enrique & Pitbull have come together to create a stage design that offers fans an immersive experience, a chance to get up close and personal with the artists for a once in a lifetime concert experience. TICKETS:$29.50, $49.50, $69.50 and $99.50
10/2/2014 - 10/5/2014
HAUNTED HOUSESKansas City, when it comes to ranking the scariest attractions, Travel Channel and its adviser Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, named Kansas City’s four epic haunted houses in the West Bottoms (Chambers of Poe, Macabre Cinema, Edge of Hell and The Beast) among the 10 scariest haunted attractions in the United States. The houses are located in large multi-storied commercial buildings built around 1900 and each has something unique that makes it a must-see horror attraction. The haunts include a range of technology from holographic videos, laser trips and animatronics. Live snakes, rats, spider and crocodile also live in the houses year-round but make their appearance during the season to create a scare that is truly a 4-D experience. CHAMBERS OF POE - (1100 Santa Fe, KCMO)Paranormal activity, ties with Poe’s tales of madness, four-story window leap and featured in the movie Horror Filmed.EDGE OF HELL - (1300 W. 12th St., KCMO)Sits at 666 feet above sea level, oldest running commercial haunted house in the U.S. est. 1975, focused on phobias, home to the record-breaking reticulated python, four-story slide.THE BEAST - (1401 W. 13th St., KCMO)Located on 13th Street, first haunted attraction to utilize an open format and a live alligator and lots of front door entertainment including the Thriller Dancers, Headless Horseman, The Beast and more.MACABRE CINEMA - (1222 W. 12th St., KCMO)Haunted House: staged as a 1930’s haunted movie theater with a collection of actual horror-movie sets and props and a four-story bat pole that takes people from screen to scream.
WORLD SERIES OF BARBECUE - AMERICAN ROYALThe American Royal Barbecue is an opening event of the historic American Royal and the season finale for the competitive barbecue circuit. Spreading over 54 acres in Kansas City's Stockyards District, and with over 550 teams competing in four meat categories, The Royal is the largest barbecue contest in the world. Combine this with a barbecue-related trade expo, this four-day food festival is truly the World Series of Barbecue!There are a variety of events all weekend long that are family friendly, including Cooking Demos, the Kids' Korral, and live music on the concert stage. To find more detailed information on the events happening during BBQ weekend, please visit the different event pages listed under "World Series of Barbecue!" at www.americanroyal.com.Food will be available to the public for purchase by licensed vendors only. To learn more, please visit www.americanroyal.com under "BBQ Expo & Food Court."EVENT TIMES:Friday, October 3 - Noon to 12am(Admission includes live music, cooking demos, a fireworks show, petting zoo, shopping, and much more!)Saturday, October 4 - 10am to 2am(Admission includes live music, cooking demos, a fireworks show, petting zoo, shopping, Royal Kids' Korral, BBQHOF Induction Ceremony and much more!) Sunday, October 5 - Grounds amission on Sunday is FREE. Open teams will be turning in and the day will be capped off with the Oklahoma Joe's Open Contest Awards Ceremony. Limited vendors will be open. ADMISSION:Friday, October 3:At Gate - $15In Advance - $13Saturday, October 4:At Gate - $15In Advance - $13Children (ages 6-12) - $5Chilredn (ages 5 & under) - FreePARKING:Parking is available on a first come, first serve basis. There is a variety of paid parking available in different lots around the American Royal complex. There will also be shuttle services. For complete details, please visit www.americanroyal.com.ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:To find more detailed information on the events happening during BBQ weekend, please visit the different event pages listed under "World Series of Barbecue!" at www.americanroyal.com.
10/3/2014 - 10/3/2014
BLUES CASTS AND PHOTOS AT OCTOBER FIRST FRIDAYSA celebration of Mississippi's rich musical heritage, A Cast of Blues features resin-cast masks of blues legends created by artist Sharon McConnell-Dickerson, as well as framed photographs of blues artists by photographer Ken Murphy. Featured musicians include B.B. King, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Ruth Brown, James Cotton, and Willie King. The exhibition is fully accessible, and visitors are encouraged to touch the resin-cast masks. The masks and images tell the story of the hopes, sorrows, and triumphs of the men and women who lived and breathed the blues in Mississippi. A Cast of Blues is curated by Chuck Haddix, music historian, author, radio personality and director of the Marr Sound Archives at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
10/4/2014 - 10/4/2014
OVERLAND PARK FARMERS' MARKET - Your favorite source for homegrown produce, dairy, eggs, plants and more! Food and Specialty Vendors are an added value to the Farmers' Market, demonstrating the many ways that local produce can be used to create additional tasty treats, nutritious snacks and artisan products. FARMERS' KITCHEN SERIES: Farmers' Kitchen: Broadmoor Bistro(Demonstrations given by wonderful local chefs from 10:00am to Noon.) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Please visit www.downtownop.org
10/4/2014 - 10/5/2014
2014 KANSAS CITY RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL Come and be a part of this long-standing tradition by visiting the festival grounds and experience: - 7 Themed Weekends! - 20 Entertainment Venues! - Live armored jousting! - Food and Drink Fit for a King! - Over 100 artisan booths! - Free Parking! - And much more! WEEKEND 6 THEME - WONDERS OF THE WORLDNEW! Fantasy Mask CompetitionBelly Dance Lessons & Performances Belly Dancing Competition Fairies & Fairy Festival Latin Dance Lessons Free Arts & Crafts for Kids! Costume Contest Eating Contest PETS: Yes, dogs are allowed at the Festival and must be on a leash and accompanied by their owners at all times. For additional information please visit: http://www.kcrenfest.com/petpage.html
THE GREAT KC PET EXPOKC's Largest Celebration of Pets and Pet People!The Great KC Pet Expo welcomes anyone who love animals and pets. Whether you're a current pet owner or just thinking about brininging a companion animal into your home, the Great KC Pet Expo is for you. It's a great event for family entertainment, and with the largest pet-related trade show in the state, it's a must for your holiday shopping list!HIGHLIGHTS:- The Marvelous Mutts canine superstars!- Saturday's Big Backyard Chicken Display- Canine Good Citizen Testing- Win a $2,000 Gold Boundary Plus Package from Heart of America Invisible Fense and the Great KC Pet Expo!SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: (Please visit website for specific day and time of events.) EVENT TIMES:Saturday, October 4 - 10am to 6pmSunday, October 5 - 10am to 4pmADMISSION:Adults - $8Seniors - $6Military - $5Children (Ages 6-12) - $4Children (Ages 5 and Under) - FreeADDITIONAL INFORMATION:If you wish to bring your pet to the Great KC Pet Expo, please visit website for requirements.
10/5/2014 - 10/5/2014
COUNTRY STAR - CLINT BLACK Hear live hit after hit when this country music maestro brings a downsized, tightly tuned band into an epic evening of down-home songs, welcome banter and funny anecdotes. Black practices what he preaches in song and puts his own life experiences in his show. He proclaims "love should be a verb instead of a noun." He is country to the core and his humble gratitude to his fans shines through on stage. And don't be surprised if he gives his band a break and takes a turn at drumming or showing off his meaty harmonica chops. OPENING FOR CLINT BLACK: MALLARY HOPEMallary Hope, the new face of country music, with a traditional style. Influenced by Sara Evans, Darius Rucker This Georgia-born vocalist cultivated a love for country at an early age. She's played at the Grand Ole Opry 15 times and performs more than 200 shows a year. "She has a beautifully soothing voice and uses it to its full effect." - Country Music Television (CMT)ADMISSION:Individual Tickets:Orch Pit - $125Orch/Tier - $52Terr/Balc - $42(Please visit website for other ticket options.)
10/7/2014 - 10/7/2014
EVER WONDER WHAT THE STAFF EAT FOR LUNCH AT THE CULINARY CENTER? NOW YOU'LL KNOW! Join The Culinary Center of Kansas City for lunch every Tuesday from 11:30am to 1:00pm. Their "open to the public" Staff Lunch is where you get an incredible lunch at a great price...and THEY get to show off! They started this wildly popular concept in April of 2008 because they wanted to build community in Downtown Overland Park, showcase their recent expansion AND show folks what a gem we have in this historic and eclectic area. Well, this baby took off like wildfire! Whodathunk? Here's how it works. - You eat whatever their Chefs want to make (and they are VERY competitive!) - It's a full lunch including drink and dessert - They serve till the food is gone - Sorry, they don't take reservations. You'll have to show up for the tasty fun! MENU To see their weekly Staff Lunch menu (available on Monday's after 12:00pm) visit www.kcculinary.com/join-us-for-staff-lunch.
10/7/2014 - 10/12/2014
10/9/2014 - 10/9/2014
THE MIDTOWN MENFour stars from the original cast of Jersey Boys! They took Broadway by storm in one of the biggest hits of all-time! Now, The Midtown Men are bringing their magic to audiences everywhere, singing their favorite '60s hits from The Beatles, The Rascals, Motown, The Four Seasons and more. This sensational production reunites four stars from the original cast of Broadway's Jersey Boys. Tony Award-winner Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard and Tony Award-nominee J. Robert Spencer star in this one-of-a-kind concert experience celebrating the music that defined the '60s. ADMISSION:Adult - $35 to $50Student/Youth - $19 to $26*Not a performance of and not affiliated with the show Jersey Boys.
10/9/2014 - 10/12/2014
10/10/2014 - 10/10/2014
SPORTING KANSAS CITY VS. CHICAGO FIRE (MSL) Sporting Kansas City's 2014 season marks the club's 19th year in Major League Soccer (MLS). PROMOTIONS: First 5,000 fans receive Sporting KC ear buds.
BOB ICHTER AT PRAIRIEBOOKE GALLERY - ART EXHIBITJoin the reception on Friday, October 10th from 5pm from to 7pm and meet the artist Bob Ichter and watch him create new artworks. PRIVATE COMMISSION APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE:Thursday, October 9 (2pm to 5pm)Friday, October 10 (10am to 4pm)
10/11/2014 - 10/11/2014
OVERLAND PARK FARMERS' MARKET - Your favorite source for homegrown produce, dairy, eggs, plants and more! Food and Specialty Vendors are an added value to the Farmers' Market, demonstrating the many ways that local produce can be used to create additional tasty treats, nutritious snacks and artisan products. CLOCK TOWER CONCERT SERIES: Performing: Good Sam Club (Rock)(Concerts are held at the Clock Tower Patio from 10:30 am to Noon.) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Please visit www.downtownop.org
BOTANICAL BIERGARTENPassionate beer lovers will rejoice at the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens first annual Botanical Biergarten. Featuring over 10 craft beer varieties, including limited time winter seasonals. Enjoy the gardens while you sip from your complimentary souvenir tasting glass and listen to Kansas City's premier party band Lost Wax. Tasting, music, food and fun will overflow!Event will occur rain or shine!ADMISSION:$50 one reservation$90 two reservations
A QUILT WALKThis first annual event will display the creations of the Blue Valley Quilters Guild. Take a leisurely walk through the gardens and admire their creations on display. Then chat witht the artists about their process. Quilts will be displayed on the perimeter fencing and there will also be a "bed turning" starting every half hour at the Amphitheater and in the Xeriscape Garden. Inside the Visitors Center there will be displays and information about the group's charity projects, Quilts of Valor and Safehome. The Opportunity Quilt will be on display there, and tickets will be sold for a drawing to be held in December. Pictured here is one of the quilts that will be displayed, this one most appropriately titled "Tree of Life," made by Ida Houston. To enhance the atmophere in the Gardens that day, Ballet Legacy of the Arts will be performing at the Haake Celebration Terrace and at the Pavilion. ADMISSION:Visitors (13 and over) - $3Visitors (6 to 12) - $1Visitors (under 5) - FreeFOTA Members - Free
GREATER KANSAS CITY JAPAN FESTIVALOnce you get your ticket, you’ll have the opportunity to feel the percussive power of a Japanese drum group, view traditional Japanese swords and sample Japanese food and pop culture. Experience a traditional Tea Ceremony presentation, get your photo taken in Samurai armor and listen to Japanese melodies performed on the marimba.Performers will include Denver Taiko, a drum group comprised of third, fourth, and fifth generations of Japanese Americans, and Aya Uchida, a vocalist who introduces listeners to both classical Japanese songs and the new emerging pop sound from Japan. She will be joined this year by violinist Shintarou Suzuki (“Shin”) from Japan. Mr. Jo Yamanaka will accompany them on guitar.A special opportunity for festival attendees this year is to enjoy “Kyogen” (traditional Japanese comedy) and a Japanese singer performing “Min’yo” (traditional Japanese folk songs).Japanese-style slot machines called pachinko also will be set up on site, allowing for festival attendees to court Lady Luck for free!The day is filled with cultural presentations, demonstrations and workshops. Festival favorites include:- Miyuki, the famous Japanese candy artist.- Kids’ Activities- Buyo Dancing- Anime and Manga- Exhibits - Samurai Armor, Kimonos, Japanese Dolls, Ikebana and Bonsai and Quilts on the Tohoku Daishinsai- Traditional Japanese Food served from 11am to 6pm - Want to bring home a souvenir? The festival also includes a bazaar where many items related to Japanese culture will be sold.ADMISSION:On-Line:Adults - $10Students - $8Children (Ages 5-13) - $6Children (Under 5) - FreeBox Office:Adults - $12Students - $10Children (Ages 5-13) - $8Children (Under 5) - FreeADDITIONAL INFORMATION:Please visit www.kcjapanfestival.org for a detailed schedule.
KANSAS CITY'S 18TH & VINE JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVALGreat Music, Great Food, Family Fun!Kansas City’s 18th & Vine Jazz and Blues Festival returns Saturday, October 11, with a terrific lineup of performers and substantial momentum from last year when more than 10,000 attended the award-winning, one-day event.The host, the American Jazz Museum, purposely designed the festival to be a markedly diverse experience for jazz and blues lovers of all ages. So expect much of the same and more this year.Again this year, Kansas City’s 18th & Vine Jazz and Blues Festival will feature multiple stages with more than 22 artists or groups performing. In addition, fans can enjoy a food and arts court anchored by the top food, arts/crafts vendors in Kansas City, the Jazz Links Education Workshops, jazz film screenings, panel sessions, the Kidz Zone and several other activities.All proceeds from the festival support cultural programming at the American Jazz Museum.The music lineup is highlighted by:- Meshell Ndegeocello — American singer-songwriter who has been credited for having “sparked” the neo-soul movement. She has earned 10 Grammy nominations.- Roy Hargrove — Grammy-winning jazz trumpeter who has played with Wynton Marsalis and Herbie Hancock. He was the bandleader of the progressive group, RH Factor, which combined elements of jazz, funk, hip-hop, soul, and gospel music.- Lucky Peterson — contemporary blues guitarist and keyboard player, who fuses soul, R&B, gospel and rock and roll into his music. He has recorded 18 solo albums.- Midnight Star — a high-energy R&B band that first hit the scene in the mid-’70s and then rolled out multiple top 10 and No. 1 hits in the ’80s. The group was recently inducted into the Soul Music Hall of Fame.ADMISSION: General - $25 Senior (65 and over) - $15 VIP - $75Children (12 and under) - FreeSpecial group 10-pack: (September 3 through day of Festival) - $150To Purchase Tickets: Visit Ticketmaster.com or call American Jazz Museum box office, 816-474-6262.
PRAIRIEFIRE FALL FESTJoin in on the fun at Prairiefire on October 11 from 11am to 10pm for the following activities!- Live Music- Carnival Games- Face Painting & Balloon Arts- "Day of the Dead" Mask Decorating- Taco Stand- Beer Gardens (Brought to you by Cinetopia and Rock & Brews)- Free Petting Zoo- Pumpkin Carving Contest (Register at www.visitprairiefire.com/calendar/fall-fest-2014)- Pie Eating Content (Register at www.visitprairiefire.com/calendar/fall-fest-2014)- Prizes & More!
10/11/2014 - 10/12/2014
2014 KANSAS CITY RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL Come and be a part of this long-standing tradition by visiting the festival grounds and experience: - 7 Themed Weekends! - 20 Entertainment Venues! - Live armored jousting! - Food and Drink Fit for a King! - Over 100 artisan booths! - Free Parking! - And much more! WEEKEND 7 THEME - OKTOBERFESTFarmer's Market Trick-or-Treating Fairy House Auction Craft Beer Tastings Free Arts & Crafts for Kids! Costume Contest Eating Contest PETS: Yes, dogs are allowed at the Festival and must be on a leash and accompanied by their owners at all times. For additional information please visit: http://www.kcrenfest.com/petpage.html
10/13/2014 - 10/13/2014
2014 KANSAS CITY RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL Come and be a part of this long-standing tradition by visiting the festival grounds and experience: - 7 Themed Weekends! - 20 Entertainment Venues! - Live armored jousting! - Food and Drink Fit for a King! - Over 100 artisan booths! - Free Parking! - And much more! WEEKEND 8 THEME - HARVEST HUZZAHFarmer's Market Monday Funday Ladies' Shopping Day Educational Program Military Appreciation Day Service Industry Day Free Arts & Crafts for Kids! Costume Contest Eating Contest PETS: Yes, dogs are allowed at the Festival and must be on a leash and accompanied by their owners at all times. For additional information please visit: http://www.kcrenfest.com/petpage.html
10/14/2014 - 10/14/2014
10/14/2014 - 10/19/2014
10/16/2014 - 10/16/2014
THIRD THURSDAY - VISITING ARTISTS' PRESENTATIONJoin JCCC faculty moderators Allison Smith (associate professor/chair of art history) and Mark Cowardin (associate professor of fine arts) for an engaging program. EVENT LOCATION: Nerman Museum - Hudson Auditorium, 217ARTISTSLARRY THOMAS:"At first glance my work might appear quite abstract." Thomas says that "closer inspection reveals glimpses, fragments, or passages of potentially more recognizable shapes. Utilizing the traditional mediums of paint, printmaking and collage with the contemporary medium of digitally generated images, I explore the concepts of perception, deception, invisibility and camouflage, both visually and metaphorically."BERNADETTE ESPERANZA TORRES:Torres states that, "as a storyteller I communicate with my hands translating stories into clay. My scuptures are autobiographical narratives with animal imagery, such as Java Sparrow Finch birds as symbols of humanity, facets of myself or of others. My birds are both cheerleaders and naysayers to me. My sculptures serve as spirit guides that manifest intentions, relieve anxieties, and whisper secrets.
10/16/2014 - 10/19/2014
10/17/2014 - 10/17/2014
LOS LOBOS - FEATURING LA PISTOLA Y EL CORAZONTo celebrate their 40th anniversary as a group and the 25th anniversary of their Grammy-winning release La Pistola y El Corazon (1990 - Best Mexican/Mexican-American Album), Los Lobos will, for the first time, perform the album in its entirety, followed by a set of fan favorites performed acoustically.“Music this powerful and pure is rare, and last night I rejoiced in just how thoroughly these guys punctured the old myth that no great music grows in L.A. This was rock and roll greatness, and I, for one, am still stunned. It’s not usually this good. Long live Los Lobos ...” - American Songwriter.comADMISSION: Individual Tickets:Orch Pit - $125Orch/Tier - $48Terr/Balc - $38(Please visit website for other ticket options.)
NEW MOON WALK AT THE ARBORETUMNew moon walk! Star gazing, nightime sights and sounds, bring the family and flashlights! ADMISSION: (No Pre-Registration Necessary)Visitors (13 and over) - $3Visitors (6 to 12) - $1Visitors (under 5) - FreeFOTA Members - Free
LOCAL LIFE - EVERY THIRD FRIDAY IN DOWNTOWN OVERLAND PARK - "LIVIN' LA VIDA LOCAL!"Your favorite Downtown Overland Park businesses stay open late on the third Friday of each month, with many hosting great events and specials. Come visit and enjoy ... bring your friends and family to a fun time in the Historic Downtown OP! For a map of the participating Downtown Overland Park stores please visit http://www.downtownop.org/wp-content/uploads/October-2014-Local-Life-Map-Final.pdf
THE CULINARY CENTER OF KANSAS CITY: (5:30pm to 8:00pm)It's Not Hard to Love HARD Cider. Come find Out Why!Free Tastings and Paired Tasty Treat!VINYL RENAISSANCE & AUDIO:- Wine Tasting from Overland Park's only winery. Taste and buy Aubrey Vineyards' wines on site at Vinyl Renaissance & Audio.- Fall Audio Equipment Demo Sale!- Buy 5 used LPs or CDs get 20% off!TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES:Feelin' Lucky? October is Fair Trade Month, stop by Ten Thousand Villages and enter to win a fair trade gift!INTERURBAN ARTHOUSE:The Beauty of the Everyday: Exhibition Opening Reception Come meet visiting artist Sharon Rodriguez and Michelle Pond with performance by Circus of Tongues.Enjoy snacks and refreshments and learn more about InterUrban ArtHouse. MILAGRO:Mix and Mingle at The Maker Counter!Create your own custom DIY skin scrub for FREE. Drinks, cookies and spa tours add to the fun. BREW LAB:Tour the Brewery and enjoy samples!PAPA KENO'S PIZZERIA: (6pm to 9pm)Two toppings 14" pie & 2 fountain drinks - $14.99Pitcher of Free State or Boulevard Beer - $10THE TASTEFUL OLIVE:Live Jazz with Carlson & PaganAppetizers by Chef Jesse VegaWine Tastings & Sales - Somerset Ridge10% OFF one Wine VinegarIMAGES ART GALLERY:Featuring internationally known artists Loreta Feeback, Bess Duston and Barbara Knauf!Refreshments served! Just a short walk down the sidewalk!BIZZY DIVA:Stop in for a free gift with $25 purchase.UNIQUE FINDS:Unique Finds will be celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness month!Come meet Jennifer Wilson, local artisan and her beautful Breast Cancer Awareness items. They will also be having a raffle for one of Jennifer's Booby Bags and homemade treats. THE GENERAL STORE & CO.:Check out all of their new arrivals!QUILTED MEMORIES: (10:00am to 7:00pm)Stop by Quilted Memories to stock up on jelly rolls, layer cakes, charm packs and fat quarters at 20% off!Get a jump start on fast and easy holiday gifts!THE SNACK SHACK: (11:00am to 8:00pm)Your neighborhood burger joint. Proudly serving the best burgers, crispy sides and sweet treats!- Snack Attack Combo: $6MYSTERYSCAPE: (6:00 pm to 9:00pm)Witch's Brew - Savor seasonally twisted craft beers and darkly crafted, twisted fiction during free tasting. WILD BIRD HOUSE:Check out their seasonal offerings.GREAT DAY CAFE: (7:00pm to 9:00pm)- They have Half Price Buddha playing from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.- Art by cartoonist Ande Parks.- Chef Garrett Special "Cickadee"HOMER'S COFFEE HOUSE: (7:300pm to 9:30pm)Live music featuring Down Home Band. Enjoy some bluegrass with your locally-roasted coffee!
10/17/2014 - 10/18/2014
NIGHT OF THE LIVING FARMOld-fashioned lanterns and carved pumpkins will lead costumed trick-or-treaters through pathways of graves and ghouls at Night of the Living Farm at the Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead! ACTIVITIES:Families with children of all ages can participate in a: Haunted barnFlashlight scavenger huntHaunted horse-drawn hayrideTractor pulled wagon ride (for little trick-or-treaters)Marshmallow roastHalloween dancing stage FOOD & NOVELTIES:In addition to regular concessions, the Farmstead will have grilled bratwursts, hot dogs, cider, caramel apples and glow-in-the-dark necklaces for sale. ADMISSION:In advance - $8At door - $10Group rates available.ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:This event is an annual fundraiser benefitting the Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead.
NIGHT TRAINS OF TERROR!Midland Railway, in conjunction with the students from Johnson County Community College Theater Department, present to you, "NIGHT TRAINS OF TERROR, THE TRAIN TO HELL!"The Scariest train trip in Kansas! Take an 11 mile ride down the tracks in the light of night and black lights. Then walk through a Haunted baggage car filled with spooks and ghouls! All while moving down the rails!An hour long (or more) train ride full of scares, spooks and frights on the ONLY haunted train in Kansas!! A dark walk through a moving train only lit by black lights! During your trip, you will be guided through our haunted baggage car full of frights just like in a haunted house while traveling down the rails in the dark of night! During your ride spooks and ghouls will walk through the train giving you a scare! Watch your back....you never know when they may coming to get you!! While traveling down the track, keep an eye out the windows of the train for other spooks and frights! EVENT TIMES:Trains Depart: 7:00pm, 8:00pm and 11:00pmADMISSION:Adults - $18Children (2-11) - $11
10/17/2014 - 4/12/2015
XTREME BUGSCome Experience the Wonder!Xtreme BUGS are marching, flying, and crawling into Union Station! Get up close to these massive, moving, and buzzing insect and arthropod (invertebrate animal having an external skeleton) models. Come experience an environment that is larger than we are! Get up close and personal with 100 giant bugs that are usually hidden from view.
10/18/2014 - 10/18/2014
JULIE FOWLIS - MUSIC OF THE SCOTTISH ISLESFowlis sang "Touch The Sky," the theme song for "Brave," Pixar's Oscar and Golden Globe award-winning animated hit. One of the Western Isles' true contemporary treasures - the pure, voice of Julie Fowlis will take you to the Highlands of Scotland as you get lost in sensitive tales of love and tradition with a background of lush arrangements from a host of brilliant musicians from Scotland, Ireland and farther afield. Her personal stories and dedication to her roots will make you laugh, move you to tears and give you a sense of belonging.
OVERLAND PARK FARMERS' MARKET - Your favorite source for homegrown produce, dairy, eggs, plants and more! Food and Specialty Vendors are an added value to the Farmers' Market, demonstrating the many ways that local produce can be used to create additional tasty treats, nutritious snacks and artisan products. CLOCK TOWER CONCERT SERIES: Performing: Mr. Stinky Feet & Pumpkin Decorating (Children's)(Concerts are held at the Clock Tower Patio from 10:30 am to Noon.) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Please visit www.downtownop.org
BEYOND BOUNDS - ELECTRIC! - A SILENT AND LIVE AUCTION BENEFITTING THE NERMAN MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ARTCelebrating Artists's Extraordinary Contributors to Our Lives For their tenth event, The Johnson County Community College is inviting artists regionally, nationally and internationally to donate a work of art utilizing unique mediums provided by the museum. This year, they chose blue mediums to complete the homage to primary colors, as their previous events celebrated red and yellow. And, they sought a word which best exemplifies the excitement generated by museum and gallery openings. They chose ELECTRIC! The event raises support for exhibitions, acquisitions and arts education programs at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art.TICKETS: (Includes gourmet hors d'oeuvres)General Admission - $60Museum Members - $45To purchase tickets visit: https://secure.touchnet.com/C20110_ustores/web/store_cat.jsp?STOREID=3&CATID=227&SINGLESTORE=trueADDITIONAL INFORMATION:To view the list of participating artists visit: http://www.nermanmuseum.org/beyond/artists
OPEN HOUSE: SEAKING SOLACE YOGA STUDIOCome take a tour of the beautiful studio. Learn about what Seeking Solace has to offer. (check out our other services in addition to yoga - massage, Reiki, etc) If you have time, feel free to experience first hand, by enjoying some of the FREE classes scheduled that day. Register in advance, if possible, to secure class spots, by calling 913-302-2439. Open House includes: * Free yoga classes * Gift bags - first 25 people * 2 door prize drawings per hour.FREE CLASS SCHEDULE: 9-9:15am - Breath Work9:30-10:45am - Beginner Yoga 11am-12pm - Restorative Yoga 12:30-1pm - Kid's yoga (ages 4-11) 1:15-1:45pm - Pilates 2-2:45pm - Beginner Flow Yoga 3-4pm - Yoga for Insomnia
10/20/2014 - 11/2/2014
SCARECROWS ARE A'COMIN'As if the fall colors in the Arboretum are not enough, whimsical scarecrows will be on display throughout the gardens to delight visitors. This exhibit will coincide with the display of fall color at the Arboretum.ADMISSION:Visitors (13 and over) - $3Visitors (6 to 12) - $1Visitors (under 5) - FreeFOTA Members - Free
10/21/2014 - 10/21/2014
ROYALS WATCH PARTY!Come and join the staff at the Ritz Charles who will be hosting a World Series Party on Tuesday, October 21st. They will open 1 hour prior to game time and will be showing the game on 10x10 screens with a cash bar and appetizers available to order. GO ROYALS!
10/21/2014 - 10/26/2014
10/23/2014 - 10/23/2014
OJSL NIGHT AT THE BALL! - SHOP 'TIL YOU DROP! - PRESENTED BY THE OLATHE JUNIOR SERVICE LEAGUEEveryone needs a night out with their girlfriends! Bring your friends, enjoy some wine and hors d'oeuvres, get a makeover, and shop 'til you drop at Night at the Ball!FEATURING:- ShoppingClothing - Handbags - Jewelry - Home Decor - Beauty Products- Fashion Show- Wine Garden by Smooth LiquorEnjoy wine tasting, cash bar and hors d'oeuvres!- Prize Drawings $1 each or 12 for $10ADMISSION: (Reserve your tickets now!)Tickets:At the Door: $12On-line: $10 (To purchase on line, visit www.ojsl.org)Reserved ticket(s) will be at the "will call" table at Ball Conference Center 3:30pm October 23 for you to pick-up.ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:- Proceeds benefit Olathe High School Scholarship Fund- OJSL provides a $1,000.00 scholarship to a student from each of the 4 high schools who portray the values of community service.
10/23/2014 - 10/26/2014
10/24/2014 - 10/24/2014
JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA WITH WYNTON MARSALISComprised of 15 of jazz music's leading soloists, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra is under the leadership of nine-time Grammy Award-winning trumpet player Wynton Marsalis. Marsalis has toured the world, sold nearly five million copies of his recordings, won a Pulitzer Prize for Music and serves as the cultural correspondent for CBS This Morning.The ensemble, hailed as "an extraordinarily versatile orchestra" by the Los Angeles Times, draws from a repertoire that includes compositions by Marsalis, Ted Nash and other orchestra members, as well as the masterworks of the great jazz composers.ADMISSION:Adult - $35 to $50Student/Youth - $19 to $26- Order tickets in person at the Ticket Office to avoid a $5 per order fee. - All ticket prices include sales tax and some handling fees.
10/24/2014 - 10/25/2014
10/25/2014 - 10/25/2014
AN EVENING WITH LEO KOTTKE - ACOUSTIC GUITAR LEGENDGrammy-nominated acoustic guitar icon Leo Kottke made his major-label debut on Capitol Records in 1971 with his record Mudlark. He flourished during his tenure on Capitol, as records like Greenhouse, My Feet Are Smiling and Ice Water found him honing his guitar technique, exploring his unique sound and collaborating with other very talented musicians. With 1975's Chewing Pine, Kottke reached the U.S. top 30 for the second time and gained an international following. Recently, he collaborated on two albums with Phish bassist Mike Gordon.ADMISSION:Adult - $20 to $30Student/Youth - $11 to $16- Order tickets in person at the Ticket Office to avoid a $5 per order fee.- All ticket prices include sales tax and some handling fees.
RIDERS IN THE SKY"Relive the old days when cowboys roamed the range. You can almost feel the heat from the campfire and hear the coyote in the distance." - East Bay ExpressThe ponies are rested and watered - America's favorite classic cowboy quartet is ready to saddle up and ride into Johnson County. Riders In The Sky have been keepers of the flame passed on by the Sons of the Pioneers, Gene Autry and Roy Rogers, reviving and revitalizing the genre. Remaining true to the integrity of Western music, they are modern-day icons, branding their performances with their own legendary wacky humor and way-out Western wit. Hey buckaroos and buckarettes, wear your cowboy finery for this show! Watch those spurs! PRESHOW DINNER:$25 a person (paid reservations required by noon October 22). Sponsored in part by Elnora and Larry Nokes.ADMISSION:Individual Tickets:Orch/Tier - $30Terr/Balc - $20(Please visit website for other ticket options.)
TRICK-OR-TREATING IN DOWNTOWN OVERLAND PARKBring the kiddos down for the annual Downtown Trick or Treat, Saturday, October 25, 2-4 p.m.
Many Downtown businesses will be handing out candy, and the Halloween Fun Band will be rocking out on the clock tower patio. Check back for more details and a trick or treat map closer to the event!
OVERLAND PARK FARMERS' MARKET - Your favorite source for homegrown produce, dairy, eggs, plants and more! Food and Specialty Vendors are an added value to the Farmers' Market, demonstrating the many ways that local produce can be used to create additional tasty treats, nutritious snacks and artisan products. CLOCK TOWER CONCERT SERIES: Performing: Halloween Fun Band (Seasonal)(Concerts are held at the Clock Tower Patio from 10:30 am to Noon.) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Please visit www.downtownop.org
BRANTLEY GILBERTBrantley Gilbert brings his fired-up Let It Ride Tour to Sprint Center on October 25 with Special Guests Aaron Lewis and Chase Bryant.TICKETS:$27.75, $29.75 and $37.00
TRUNK OR TREAT!Cars of all years, makes and models are welcome. Open to all cars and candy enthusiats! Winner for "Best Dressed Car" receives a One Year Member to KCAM!Bring a can of food or more in support of Harvesters! Discounted ticket into KCAM is $5 for every person with a can of food.
KANSAS CITY CARS AND COFFEE!Take a tour of the Kansas City Automotive Museum and enjoy free coffee and donuts!
10/26/2014 - 10/26/2014
ROCK 'N' ROLL CELLIST, BEN SOLLEE Meet rock 'n' roll cellist, Ben Sollee An exceptional fusion of folk, bluegrass, jazz and R&B, influenced by artists like Randy Newman, Peter Gabriel and Sam Cooke, are combined into thrilling cello playing that mixes new techniques with a resonant sound. Sollee's smooth, smoky vocal stylings and a knack for intricate arrangements make his performances intimate and inviting... he shares himself completely with his audience, whether by personal lyrics or his commitment to the environment. His shows have become legendary and he is sure to be measured alongside the best artists of his generation.ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:There will be a Preshow Talk at 6pm prior to the performance.
ZERO PROSTATE CANCER RUN-WALK - KANSAS CITYLace up your sneakers and join Kansas City Urology Care at the ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk - Kansas City on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at Kansas City Urology Care in Overland Park, KS. The race is part of the ZERO Prostate Cancer Challenge – the premier men’s health event series in America – coming to more than three-dozen cities across the nation in 2014. This tight-knit community activity brings together athletes, doctors, cancer survivors and those who care about them to end prostate cancer. We aim to accomplish our goal by funding research and providing free testing and education. - See more at: http://www.zeroprostatecancerrun.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1108686#sthash.cvum1Vr3.dpufWHERE THE MONEY GOES:- All dollars raised are split 50/50 between our local community and national efforts to fund research, testing, and education for men and their families. - 50 cents of every dollar raised stays in our local community to fund research, testing and support. - 50 cents of every dollar funds national advocacy efforts to increase and protect federal dollars for prostate cancer research. Every dollar dedicated to advocacy is converted into $9 for research! - Since 2008, ZERO has awarded $1.5M toward research and local prostate cancer programs and provided more than 50,000 free tests.
ADDITIONAL EVENT INFORMATION:- ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk - Kansas City has been part of the ZERO Challenge for six years. With the hard work of Kansas City Urology Care and ZERO, the ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk - Kansas City grew to include more than 500 participants in 2013. - The ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk – Kansas City features a 10K run, 5K run/walk, 200 yard Kids Superhero Dash for Dad and virtual Snooze for Dudes program. - Are you ready for a challenge? The He Says, She Says Cancer Challenge? The OVERRUN Ovarian Cancer Foundation and The ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk - Kansas City are TEAMING UP for the first time ever this year! Get involved and learn more about the He Says, She Says Cancer Challenge here.
DECORATE A HALLOWEEN HOUSE AT AMERICAN GIRLLearn how to turn chocolate gingerbread into a "boo-tiful" haunted house! This festive activity includes everything your girl needs to make a delightfully frightful centerpiece, complete with colorful candies and other tasty treats. Girls will be treated to a snack during this event! ADMISSION: (Reservation Required)Tickets: $33 per personTo make reservation please call: 877-247-5223For girls ages 8 and up.
Kansas City Chiefs vs. St. Louis Rams (NFL)
KC GARMENT DISTRICT - AUTHOR PRESENTATION"We Were Hanging By a Thread: Kansas City Garment District Pieces the Past Together"Come and hear local author Ann Brownfield share stories of ethnic diversity from Kansas City's historic Garment District from her new book We were Hanging by a Tread: Kansas City Garment District Pieces the Past Together. This book is about the fasion industry and highlights Kansas City's once world-renowned garment manufacturing industry. *Books will be available for purchase. RESERVATIONS: Reservations for this FREE event are requested, but not required. For more information or to make a reservation, contact Dawn Staton at 913-327-8239 or firstname.lastname@example.org.This event is co-sponsored by Jewish Family Services Help@Home program, Jewish Community Heritage Center, and the Johnson County Library.
HALLOWEEN CONCERT AND CHILDREN'S COSTUME PARADECalling all little goblins -- dress up in your Halloween costume and join the fun for a free concert with dancing, and Costume Parade just for you! You'll be entertained by the Overland Park Orchestra and dancers from the Legacy School of the Art performing to orchestral selections fitting for Halloween -- Puss-in-Boots and the White Cat from Sleeping Beauty (Tchaikovsky), Danse Macabre (Saint-Saens), Cat Duet (Rossini) and more. This is a Halloween celebration you won't want to miss! Fun for the whole family! See you there!
10/28/2014 - 10/28/2014
ANYTHING GOESSail away with this Tony-award winning Broadway hit!ALL ABOARD for this saucy and splendid production of ANYTHING GOES, winner of three 2011 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival and Choreography! One of the greatest musicals in theater history, Cole Porter's first-class musical comedy is sailing to the Lied Center. Based on Roundabout Theatre Company's production, The New York Times hails it as a "MUSICAL-COMEDY JOY." When the S.S. American heads out to sea, etiquette and convention get tossed out the portholes as two unlikely pairs set off on the course to true love... proving that sometimes destiny needs help from a crew of singing sailors, an exotic disguise and some good old-fashioned blackmail. Peppering this timeless classic are some of musical theatre's most memorable standards, including I Get a Kick Out of You, You're the Top, and of course, Anything Goes.ADMISSION:Adult - $40 to $55Student/Youth - $21 to $29- Order tickets in person at the Ticket Office to avoid a $5 per order fee. All ticket prices include sales tax and some handling fees.
KC - ASSOCIATION FOR TALENT DEVELOPMENT FALL CONFERENCEAttend the conference for a day to learn how to unleash talent in yourself and your organization! You will hear from our keynote speaker Dr. Paul White, the coauthor of the book, The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace, written with Dr. Gary Chapman (author of the #1 NY Times bestseller, The 5 Love Languages). He will provide details on how to Using the 5 Languages of Appreciation to Detoxify Your Work Environment. ADMISSION: (Please visit website for complete details.)- There will be a 5% discount off through 10/23/14. - Price at the door: Members $209 and Non-Members $294 (includes 1 year ATD-KC membership) - Full Time Students $60 (includes 1 year ATD-KC student membership) - A continental breakfast, lunch, and refreshments included.
10/28/2014 - 11/2/2014
10/29/2014 - 10/29/2014
NIGHT AT THE BOO!SEUMJoin the Museum at Prairiefire for a hautingly good time Wednesday, October 2th from 5pm to 8pm. Complete the Haunted Scavenger Hunt, and collect spooky prizes along the way! Special prizes for those who come dressed in a Mythical Creature Costume, and members receive a spooktacular treat!
10/29/2014 - 11/1/2014
10/31/2014 - 10/31/2014
UNION STATION 100-YEAR HISTORICAL EXBHIBITION - OPENINGRelive Union Station StoresFEATURING:- 100 Years of Fascinating Union Station History Presented in Rich & Interactive Formats- New 5,000 square foot Permanent Exhibition of Artifacts & Stories- Cutting Edge Virtual History Tour cread by VML
TRICK-OR-TREAT AT OAK PARK MALLVisit Oak Park Mall on October 31 from 5pm to 6pm for a mall-wide trick-or-treat event. Enjoy a safe and friendly trick-or-treating environment with our participating retailers! This event is for children ages 12 and under.*Please no costumes or masks for adults.
10/31/2014 - 11/1/2014
11/1/2014 - 11/1/2014
IMANI WINDS AND HARLEM QUARTET FEATURING PASSION FOR BACH AND COLTRANE- Alex Brown, piano- Zach Brown, bass - Ulysses Owens, drums - A.B. Spellman, poet/orator The first half of the program will feature each ensemble separately, while the second half will feature the newly commissioned work, Passion for Bach and Coltrane. Based upon the poety of A.B. Spellman from his book Things I Must Have Known, Imani Winds composer Jeffrey Scott has created Passion for Bach and Coltrane, a work for wind quintet, string quartet, jazz trio and orator. The seven-movement work, anchored by reimaginations of Bach's Goldberg Variations and Coltrane's A Love Supreme, explores the influence of spirituality on the art of these two masters and asks the inevitable question - what if J.S. Bach and John Coltrane might chance to meet? Imani Winds is one of the most successful chamber music ensembles in the United States. This Grammy-nominated quintet has carved out a distinct presence in the classical music world with its dynamic playing, culturally poignant programming, adventurous collaborations and inspirational outreach programs. Harlem Quartet expresses boundless energy and contagious enthusiasm as it brings a fresh and upbeat attitude to classical music, whether it's traditional, modern or influenced by jazz. Their most recent recording, Hot House, with jazz master Chick Corea and percussionist Gary Burton, was a 2013 multi-Grammy Award winner. ADMISSION:Individual Tickets:Orch Pit - $30Terr/Balc - $20(Please visit website for other ticket options.)ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:Preshow Talk at 7 p.m.
OVERLAND PARK FARMERS' MARKET - Your favorite source for homegrown produce, dairy, eggs, plants and more! Food and Specialty Vendors are an added value to the Farmers' Market, demonstrating the many ways that local produce can be used to create additional tasty treats, nutritious snacks and artisan products. FARMERS' KITCHEN SERIES: Farmer's Kitchen(Demonstrations given by wonderful local chefs from 10:00am to Noon.) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Please visit www.downtownop.org
GREAT PUMPKIN SMAST AT THE ZOO!The animals at the Kansas City Zoo are getting into the post-Halloween enrichment at the Great Pumpkin Smash on Saturday, November 1. Watch them crush, kick bounce and play with big orange pumpkins. The pumpkin smashes will be at scheduled times from 10:00am to 3:30pm. SCHEDULED TIMES:10:00am - Orangutans10:30am - Meerkats in Discovery Barn11:00am - Rhinos11:30am - Red River HogsNoon - Elephants12:30pm - Golden Lion Tamarins in Tropics1:00pm - Saki Monkeys in Tropics1:30pm - Meerkats in Africa2:00pm - Hippos2:30pm - Tigers3:00pm - Camels3:30pm - River Otters
PICTURE PERFECT HOLIDAYS DECORATINGLearn to assemble a wreath and mantle garland to make your home spectacular this holiday season. Expert, Brenda Freebarn, will give tips on attaching to the mantle or wall without damaging your woodwork, what materials are needed to make and how to accessorize your home for the holidays. Learn about how to make bow and how to gauge how much ribbon you will need for your holiday projects. ADMISSION:Adults - $8FOTA Members - $5
11/1/2014 - 11/2/2014
UNION STATION - CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION OPEN HOUSE WEEKENDRededication & Free Family Activities Fill Union Station! FEATURING:- Live Music, Entertainmenbt Lectures, Activities & Tours- Classic Movies in Regnier Extreme Screen Theatre- Vintage Trains & Railcar Display- Celebratory Rededication Ceremony and much more!
HERITAGE ANTIQUE SHOWMore than 70 quality antique dealers from numerous states gather to sell a broad variety of vintage merchandise, including primitives, jewelry, art, furniture, silver, pottery, glass, vintage fashion and much more. EVENT TIMES:Saturday, November 1 - 9am to 5pmSunday, November 2 - 10am to 4pmADMISSION:Adults - $6Children (Ages 9-12) - $3Children (Ages 8 & under) - FreeADDITIONAL INFORMATION:Please visit www.heritageeventcompany.com
11/2/2014 - 11/2/2014
VIENNA BOYS CHOIRThe Vienna Boys Choir, the best known and most prolific touring boy's choir in the world, is making its debut appearance at the Lied Center. The 25-member touring choir performs around 300 concerts annually in front of almost half a million people. The singers visit nearly all European countries and are frequent guests in Asia, Australia and the Americas.Boys began singing in the court of the Holy Roman Emperor in the early 15th century. In 1498, Emperor Maximilian I moved his court and musicians to Vienna. Historians have settled on this date as the foundation date of the Vienna Hofmusikkapelle and, consequently, the Vienna Boys Choir. Until 1918, the choir sang exclusively for the imperial court, masses, private concerts, functions and state occasions.ADMISSION:Adult - $20 to $35Student/Youth - $11 to $19- Order tickes in person at the Ticket Office to avoid a $5 per order fee. All ticket prices inlcude sales tax and some handling fees.
Kansas City Chiefs vs. New York Jets (NFL)
11/4/2014 - 11/4/2014
11/5/2014 - 11/9/2014
SHEAR MADNESS - STARRING RICHARD KARN A renowned classical pianist is murdered in her apartment above the Shear Madness beauty salon and you, the audience, interrogate the suspects, evaluate the clues and solve the mystery. This wacky, spontaneous play never has the same ending twice. Shear Madness is America's most popular and longest running play. Now in its 25th year at Washington D.C.'s prestigious John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. More than 10.6 million people worldwide have seen this hilarious whodunit. EVENING PERFORMANCES: (TUESDAY - SUNDAY) (NO MONDAY PERFORMANCES) Seating Begins - 6:00pm Dining Begins - 6:30pm Opening Curtain - 7:40pm MATINEE PERFORMANCES: (Matinees are held on Wednesdays and on select Saturdays.)* Seating Begins - 11:30pm Dining Begins - 12:00pm Opening Curtain - 1:10pm SUNDAY MATINEES: Seating Begins - 11:45pm Dining Begins - 12:15pm Opening Curtain - 1:30pm *ADDITIONAL MATINEE PERFORMANCES: Please call the New Theatre Restaurant for information about additional matinee performances.
11/6/2014 - 11/6/2014
BINGO SOCIAL NIGHT BENEFITTING THE OWEN/COX DANCE GROUPJoin in for an evening of bingo, drinks, and appetizers! With ten great prizes, including tickets to The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, wine, and local dining experiences, you will not want to miss this social event. One ticket includes ten bingo cards, one drink ticket, and an appetizer buffet! All proceeds go to benefit Owen/Cox Dance Group.ADMISSION:$30 (in advance)$35 (at the door)To purchase tickets: http://www.owencoxdance.org/bingo-social-night.html
11/6/2014 - 11/9/2014
MARILLAC'S ENCHANTED FORESTMarillac will again partner with the Holiday Boutique to present the Enchanted Forest. This magical entryway is filled with electrifying, holiday delight as shoppers make their way into the Holiday Boutique shopping extravaganza! Now in its 22nd year, Marillaca's Enchanted Forest is a festive display of artificial trees and wreaths that are decorated and donated by individuals, companies, and civic groups across the Kansas City area. These fantastic creations are silently auctioned off during the Holiday Boutique, with proceeds (and a portion of ticket sales from the Holiday Boutique) supporting the children and adolescents served by Marillac. Every investment made helps children and families receive the support and services they need to manage mental illness. The Enchanted Forest is FREE and open to the public. Admission is required to shop within the Holiday Boutique. The Enchanted Forest will be open the same hours as the Holiday Boutique.HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE EVENT TIMES:EVENT TIMES:Thursday, November 6 - 10am to 8pmFriday, November 7 - 10am to 9pmFriday, November 7 (Girls Night Out) - 5pm to 9pmSaturday, November 8 - 10am to 7pmSunday, November 9 - 10am to 5pm
HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE - AN ENCHANTED SHOPPING EXPERIENCE!This November, more than 200 companies will once again join together to create the shopping event of the season!The Holiday Boutique features unique high-quality vendors, stocking their exhibit spaces with the latest apparel, decor, jewelry, gifts children's items, accessories, and gourmet foods for the holiday season!MARILLAC'S ENCHANTED FORESTMarillac will again partner with the Holiday Boutique to present the Enchanted Forest. This magical entryway is filled with electrifying, holiday delight as shoppers make their way into the Holiday Boutique shopping extravaganza!This festive display of artificial trees and wreaths that are decorated and donated by individuals, companies, and civic groups across the Kansas City area. These fantastic creations are silently auctioned off during the Holiday Boutique, with proceeds (and a portion of ticket sales from the Holiday Boutique) supporting the children and adolescents served by Marillac. Every investment made helps children and families receive the support and services they need to manage mental illness. The Enchanted Forest is FREE and open to the public. Admission is required to shop within the Holiday Boutique. The Enchanted Forest will be open the same hours as the Holiday Boutique.EVENT TIMES:Thursday, November 6 - 10am to 8pmFriday, November 7 - 10am to 9pmFriday, November 7 (Girls Night Out) - 5pm to 9pmSaturday, November 8 - 10am to 7pmSunday, November 9 - 10am to 5pmADMISSION:Adults - $12Adults (Online) - $10Multi-day Adult Tickets- $25Children (Ages 12 & under) - FreeFour Group Ticket Discount Information (20 or more) call: 816-931-4686, ext. 304ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:Please visit www.kcholidayboutique.com
11/7/2014 - 11/7/2014
FULL MOON WALK AT THE ARBORETUMThe full moon will light the paths. Star gazing, nightime sights and sounds, bring the family and flashlights! ADMISSION: (No Pre-Registration Necessary)Visitors (13 and over) - $3Visitors (6 to 12) - $1Visitors (under 5) - FreeFOTA Members - Free
11/7/2014 - 11/9/2014
WALKING WITH DINOSAURSDinosaurs once again roam the earth when the spectacular production, Walking With Dinosaurs The Arena Spectacular returns to Sprint Center November 7-9.Internationally renowned designers have worked with scientists to create 20 life-size dinosaurs, including the terror of the ancient terrain, Tyrannosaurus Rex! Be amazed and thrilled as the greatest creatures ever to walk the earth return before your eyes. Marvel at the story of their 200 million year domination of life on earth. Watch them walk. Hear the roar. Be there as they fight for survival and supremacy - from the ripple of their skin to the glint in their eye!TICKETS:$31.50, $51.50, $61.50 and $74.50
11/8/2014 - 11/8/2014
THODOS DANCE CHICAGO - A LIGHT IN THE DARK (HELEN KELLER'S STORY) - PLUS MIXED REPERTORYWith breathtaking athleticism, mesmerizing music and vibrant choreography, 12 versatile dancers bring the powerfully beautiful story of Helen Keller to life with captivating style and a variety of dance forms. Thodos Dance Chicago, founded by artistic director Melissa Thodos, has established itself as an innovative presence in American contemporary dance by intersecting dance, architecture and physics."Thodos Dance's 'Helen Keller' is a feast for the senses...this is a work of tremendous empathy that literally animates a true story." - Chicago Sun-TimesADMISSION:Individual Tickets:Orch Pit - $35Terr/Balc - $25(Please visit website for other ticket options.)ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:Preshow Dinner is $25 a person (paid reservations required by noon November 5).
OVERLAND PARK FARMERS' MARKET - Your favorite source for homegrown produce, dairy, eggs, plants and more! Food and Specialty Vendors are an added value to the Farmers' Market, demonstrating the many ways that local produce can be used to create additional tasty treats, nutritious snacks and artisan products. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Please visit www.downtownop.org
MEET SANTA AT OAK PARK MALL!Meet Santa as he arrives at the mall's Signature Entrance by Barnes & Noble and American Girl at 9:30am, then follow him on a parade through the mall with other special guests! Santa will arrive in Center Court near Dillard's South at 10:00am to begin visiting customers and taking photos. There will be free family fun, including activities and treats and special guests, in Center Court by Santa Village from 10:00am to Noon!
11/11/2014 - 11/11/2014
11/11/2014 - 11/16/2014
11/13/2014 - 11/16/2014
HOLIDAY DAY CHICK EVENT - POP-UP MARKETPLACE FEATURING HANDMADE AND VINTAGE PRODUCTSCalling all holiday boutique shoppers who are looking for that perfect unique gift for mom, BFF, teacher or anyone on the list. Many handmade, one of a kind unique gifts from local Kansas City artists, Etsy shops and local stores will re-vitalize the old vibrant Restoration Hardware store at Town Center for 3 days and a VIP “early-bird” Shopping event this November. This four-day event kicks off with an exclusive VIP party on Thursday night (5pm to 9pm), only a limited number of VIP tickets are available so be sure to purchase yours early! Get your holiday shopping done in one place! EVENT TIMES:Thursday, November 13 - (VIP Party from 5pm to 9pm)Friday, November 14 - 10am to 9pmSaturday, November 15 - 10am to 9pmSunday, November 16 - 11am to 5pm
11/14/2014 - 11/14/2014
RENNIE HARRIS PUREMOVEMENTRennie Harris Puremovement (RHPM) is based on the belief that hip-hop dance is the most important original expression of a generation, with the unique ability to convey themes that extend beyond racial, religious and economic boundaries. RHPM deconstructs the popular perception about hip-hop by encompassing rich and diverse African-American dance traditions while simultaneously presenting the voice of a new generation.Rennie Harris is the recipient of a Pew Fellowship in the Arts for Choreography grant and has received awards from all of the major cultural councils in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania. Harris was awarded the Bessie Award and was recognized as the Pennsylvania Artist of the Year by Governor Rendell in 2007.ADMISSION:Adult - $20 to $30Student/Youth - $11 to $16- Order tickets in person at the Ticket Office to avoid a $5 per order fee. All ticket prices include sales tax and some handling fees.
11/15/2014 - 11/15/2014
OVERLAND PARK FARMER'S MARKET - Your favorite source for homegrown produce, dairy, eggs, plants and more! Food and Specialty Vendors are an added value to the Farmers' Market, demonstrating the many ways that local produce can be used to create additional tasty treats, nutritious snacks and artisan products. FARMERS' KITCHEN SERIES: Seasonal Cooking Demo(Demonstrations given by wonderful local chefs from 10:00am to Noon.) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Please visit www.downtownop.org
NIKITA - THE POLAR BEAR - BIRTHDAY PARTY!The Kansas City Zoo's very own Rock Star, Nikita, is turning 8 and they are throwing a polar bear sized party just for him! On Saturday, November 15 you can be a guest at Nikita's Birthday Party. Celebrate with the birthday boy at the Polar Bear Passage from 10am to 2pm. Watch Nikita devour a delicious giant cupcake made of all his favorite treats. Kids will be able to make Nikita a special birthday card and create a polar-rific craft.
ANNUAL BRITISH FAIRE - SHOP FOR A DAY IN THE UK!ACTIVITIES: MORE TBAAfternoon Tea - $14 (includes admission)Afternoon Tea will be served at 11:00am, 12:15pm, 1:30pm and 2:45pmADMISSION:Adults - $4Children - $1
11/16/2014 - 11/16/2014
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Seattle Seahawks (NFL)
11/18/2014 - 11/18/2014
11/18/2014 - 11/23/2014
11/21/2014 - 11/21/2014
TERRY BRADSHAW - AMERICA'S FAVORITE DUMB BLONDE: MY LIFE IN FOUR QUARTERSAmerica's best-loved football announcer, sports legend and performer Unfold the pages of Terry Bradshaw's lifetime playbook and share an evening with the Steelers legendary #12. Replay highlights about growing up in Louisiana, his four Super Bowl rings, three marriages, toupee model days, his cattle ranch fiasco, and his broadcasting and acting careers are divided into "four quarters." Accompanied by his singer/dancers the I-Qties, Terry sings a few tunes Vegas-style and invites you to huddle up and review the funniest moments of his life. A memorable night filled with fun and entertainment for all! ADMISSION:Individual Tickets:Orch Pit - $200Orch/Tier - $65Terr/Balc - $55(Please visit website for other ticket options.)ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:Preshow Dinner is $25 a person (paid reservations required by noon November 19).
MAYOR'S HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING CEREMONYIs there anything more fun than kicking off the holiday season with a warm cup of hot chocolate? You can feel it in the air . . . that wonderful time of the year when the Mayor’s Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony rolls around in Downtown Overland Park. Join the festivities this season on Friday, November 21, 5:30-7:30 p.m.Each year, Mayor Carl Gerlach chooses a charity to be supported and presents them with a check at the ceremony. Along with the check presentation, there are carolers, dancers, bell ringers, and treats for everyone. This annual event is a great way to officially kick off the holidays!Kids! Santa will be there too! He will be handing out candy canes and listening to your special holiday requests! This year, the Heartstrings Community Foundation is the chosen charity. Their mission is to assist adults with developmental disabilities to live meaningful, productive and independent lives through employment in the business community. This will be accomplished by building successful and enriched business relationships in the community using the unique expertise and practices of the HCF model to employ adults with developmental disabilities. Downtown OP’s very own Sacks on Santa Fe is a retail store under the Heartstrings umbrella.To make a donation to Heartstrings through the Mayor’s Tree Lighting event, call 913-642-2222, or mail a check to DOPP, 7315 W. 79th, Overland Park, KS 66204. Write all checks to “Heartstrings Community Foundation.”
11/22/2014 - 11/22/2014
OVERLAND PARK FARMERS' MARKET - Your favorite source for homegrown produce, dairy, eggs, plants and more! Food and Specialty Vendors are an added value to the Farmers' Market, demonstrating the many ways that local produce can be used to create additional tasty treats, nutritious snacks and artisan products. CLOCK TOWER CONCERT SERIES: Performing: Shawnee Mission North High School Choir & Santa!(Concerts are held at the Clock Tower Patio from 10:30 am to Noon.) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Please visit www.downtownop.org
11/25/2014 - 11/25/2014
11/25/2014 - 11/30/2014
11/28/2014 - 11/29/2014
HOLIDAY LUMINARY WALKStroll down candlelit trails through the gardens and woods and around the ponds at the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens' Holiday Luminary Walk. There will be a special visit from Santa too!This year marks the 15th annual Walk.This major fund-raiser features a mile of trails, holiday lights and live entertainment. The Holiday Luminary Walk will be held from 5pm to 9pm, during two weekends, Friday and Saturday, November 28-29 and December 5-6.ADMISSION:- Admission is $7 per person - Children (5 and younger) - Free - Horse-drawn wagon rides will also be available for $3 per rider.- Tickets can be purchased in advance at any Hen House grocery store, www.opabg.org or at the event.
11/29/2014 - 11/30/2014
MEET MR. AND MRS. CLAUS AT PRAIRIEFIRE!ACTIVITIES: TBAEVENT TIMES:Saturday, November 29 - 11am to 3pmSunday, November 30 - 11am to 5pm
11/30/2014 - 11/30/2014
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Denver Broncos (NFL)
MYTHIC CREATURES EXHIBITION
Charlotte Street Foundation Fellows 2014 - Art Exhibit
Scarecrows Are a'Comin'
Murder Among Friends
Trick-or-Treat at Oak Park Mall
Overland Park Farmers' Market