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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.
9/11/2014 - 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.
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.
11/15/2014 - 1/4/2015
SANTA CONQUERS THE MARTIANS OR CLAUS ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND!Martians, rockets, elves and even Old St. Nick himself join the galaxy goofiness in this brand new hilarious comedy that only Martin City Memodrama can perform. Plan(ET) your reservations now for an out of this world good family time!
11/20/2014 - 12/24/2014
CHRISTMAS IN SONGCelebate the joy of the Christmas season through its beloved songs and carols. From gospel to contemporary to classical, this intimate cabaret revue "captures the magic and the joy of the season with fresh takes on old favorites and new songs that surprise like unexpected gifts" (Kansas City Star). Treat your loved ones to the gift of music this season. With our signature blend of sacred and secular, popular and traditional, there is a little something for everyone, making it the perfect holiday traditioin for the whole family!
11/27/2014 - 1/3/2015
HOLIDAY LIGHTS ON FARMSTEAD LANEThe annual tradition of Holiday Lights on Farmstead Lane at the Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead begins on Thanskgiving Day and is being displayed through January 3, 2015! So pull into the parking lot at Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead, tune your car radio to 98.5 FM and enjoy a light display choreographed to several popular holiday songs while staying nice and warm in your car! The light show is synchronized to music with animation, lighting effects, an more and is a 30+ minute display. Don't forget to bring treats to enjoy while viewing the display from your car! EVENT TIMES:Monday - Thursday - 5pm to 10pmFriday - Sunday - 5pm to 11pm
12/2/2014 - 12/2/2014
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.
12/2/2014 - 12/7/2014
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.
12/5/2014 - 12/5/2014
CHRIS BOTTI2013 Grammy Award-winner for Best Pop Instrumental Album Playing with a distinctive expressive sound and a soaring musical imagination, smooth jazz trumpeter Chris Botti puts a new spin on classic standards and other favorites in an intimate melodic celebration. This multiple gold and platinum album performer has found a form of creative expression that begins in jazz and expands beyond the limits of any single genre. He has recorded and performed with such artists as Sting, Josh Groban, Yo-Yo Ma, Michael Buble, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, John Mayer, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler, and even Frank Sinatra. ADMISSION:Individual Tickets:Orch Pit - $120Orch/Tier - $60Terr/Balc - $50(Please visit website for other ticket options.)ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:Preshow Dinner is $25 a person (paid reservations required by noon December 3).
JULIAN SANDS - A CELEBRATION OF HAROLD PINTER- Nominated for a 2013 Drama Desk Award - A classic tribute to playwright Harold Pinter's life, told through his poetry Directed by John Malkovich - What does one say when approached by Nobel Prize-winning playwright and poet Harold Pinter and asked to prepare a set of Pinter poems for a special performance in London? If you're Julian Sands, the answer is a resounding "yes." Take a seat in front of this extraordinary actor and get to know the soul of the man of the hour - Harold Pinter. Known as a poet, playwright, husband, political activist, Nobel winner and mortal, Pinter's poetry has evolved into a wonderfully unpretentious, humorous and fascinating solo show. You may remember Sands in The Killing Fields, A Room with a View, Leaving Las Vegas, Arachnophobia, Oceans 13 and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. On television, he is best known for his recent role on 24 but has also been seen on Smallville, Ghost Whisperer, Dexter and Banshee. ADMISSION:Individual Tickets: $35(Please visit website for other ticket options.)ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:Preshow Dinner is $25 a person (paid reservations required by noon December 3).
CLASSIC ROCK PHOTOS AND SONGS AT DECEMBER FIRST FRIDAYSAs chief photographer for Rolling Stone from 1967 to 1970, Baron Wolman pioneered a new genre of iconic rock photography. "Backstage Pass: Baron Wolman and the Early Years of Rolling Stone" gives viewers an opportunity to experience how the photographers and editors of Rolling Stone guided the creation of the "rock star" persona, from concert, to cover, to icon. The Kansas City Blues Rock Collective, with Fast Johnny Ricker, Patrick Recob, Joy McClamrock, and Matt Ronan, will play classic songs from the era.
12/5/2014 - 12/6/2014
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 Hoiday 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.
12/5/2014 - 12/7/2014
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSEPottery, sculpture, jewelry and more, created by Red Star Studios resident artists and studio members, will be on display and available for purchase. Visitors can meet the artists, while enjoying stress-free holiday shopping. The first 100 visitors to make a purchase, receive a free hand-made gift by participating Red Star artists.EVENT TIMES:Friday, December 5 - 6pm to 9pmSaturday, December 6 - 10am to 4pmSunday, December 7 - 11am to 5pm
12/5/2014 - 12/27/2014
MERGE - ART EXHIBITIONRed Star's newest exhibition is a showcase of artworks by staff members of Belger Arts Center and Belger Crane Yard Studios. Functional and sculptural ceramics, paintings, and mixed media assemblages by Brock DeBoer, Tommy Frank, Shellie Kacillas, Catie Miller, Cydney Ross, Brandon Schnur, Jessica Thompson-Lee, and Cheryl Gail Toh are featured. The exhibition represents the merging of their creative talents within the daily operation of both Belger locations and as individual artists.EVENT TIMES:Wednesday - Friday: 10am to 5pmSaturday: 10am to 4pm
12/6/2014 - 12/6/2014
JOIN SANTA FOR BREAKFAST AT SEA LIFE AQUARIUM KANSAS CITY!Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus over breakfast at SEA LIFE Aquarium Kansas City this December! Create a holiday craft as you explore over 5,000 sea creatures and tell Santa Claus the gifts you most want to see in your stocking on Christmas Day!EVENT TIMES:Breakfast times with Santa and Mrs. Claus are at 8am and 9am.ADMISSION:Adults (13+ years) - $19Children (3-12 years) - $19Tickets are available for 8am and 9am, there's limited availability so buy now! Visit https://secure.visitsealife.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?langId=-15&storeId=22151&catalogId=41552&categoryId=86602&productId=345655
OVERLAND PARK HOLIDAY FARMERS' MARKETTake advantage of this last opportunity to shop at the Downtown Overland Park Farmers' Market! This holiday market will be inside at the Matt Ross Community Center. There will be fall produce, meat, dairy, eggs and other edible goodies will be for sale along with boxed gift items, arts and crafts. Great options for your holiday gift giving at this one-stop shop!
12/6/2014 - 12/7/2014
THE NUTCRACKER TEA PARTYThe Friends of Overland Park Arts invite you to The Nutcracker Tea Party featuring the Legacy School of the Arts!The Nutcracker Tea Party is a holiday tradition in Overland and a festive, family-friendly event perfect for the child in all of us! Enjoy a one-hour version of the holiday classic, the Nutcracker Ballet performed by Ballet Legacy, along with a delightful tea party.Watch the joy on the children's faces as they delight in our specialty Nutcracker boutique, as well as have their photo taken with the dancers. Have a fabulous time with that special child and create new memories.EVENT DATES AND TIMES:Saturday, December 6 - Noon to 2pmSunday - December 7 - Noon to 2pm and 4pm to 6pmADMISSION:Children - $25Adults - $40To purchase tickets visit: http://arfop.donorshops.com/products/nutcrackerteaparty.php
MEET MR. AND MRS. CLAUS AT PRAIRIEFIRE!Prairiefire, located on 135th Street between Lamar and Nall in Overland Park, lights up the holiday season with free events for the whole family: Santa and Mrs. Claus will welcome visitors on the first level of Threshing Bee, between Paradise Diner and Newport Grill. - Visitors will receive a sweet treat and a prize.- Kids will be treated to complimentary face painting by Sister Act Face Painting, also on the first level of Threshing Bee.- Complimentary carriage rides will tour visitors through Prairiefire to see the holiday lights. - Guests will enjoy hot cocoa and treats, and blankets will be on board to keep everyone warm. EVENT TIMES:Saturday, December 6 - 3pm to 8pmSunday, December 7 - 11am to 5pm
12/7/2014 - 12/7/2014
SANTA BREAKFAST AT AMERICAN GIRLA very special morning includes a continental breakfast and a chance for your girl to visit with Santa at American Girl. Bring your camera or smartphone to take your own keepsake photo! Your girl will also have the opportunity to create a special "thank you" card she can take home and leave for Santa on Christmas Eve. She will receive a wish list she can fill out for you to send to the North Pole! Plus you can shop and visit the doll hair salon. ADMISSION:Tickets: $10 per person(Please note, prepaid event reservations are non-exchangeable and non-refundable.)To make reservations, please call toll-free: 877-247-5223.For girls ages 6 and up.
MUSIC HOUSE HOLIDAY PARTYJoin the fun on Sunday, December 7 from 1pm to 4pm. They'll have live music, free trial lessons for ages 6-adult (no experience necessary), free Music PlayHouse classes for 4 and 5 year olds, and free food. If that doesn't grab you, how about this: they're giving away an electric guitar and one month of free instruction. This all takes place at their West location - 12715 W 87th St Pkwy, Lenexa KS. See you there!
12/9/2014 - 12/9/2014
12/9/2014 - 12/14/2014
12/11/2014 - 12/19/2014
ROLLING STONE PHOTO EXHIBIT FEATURES ROCK ICONSAs chief photographer for Rolling Stone from 1967 to 1970, Baron Wolman pioneered a new genre of iconic rock photography. "Backstage Pass: Baron Wolman and the Early Years of Rolling Stone" gives viewers an opportunity to experience how the photographers and editors of Rolling Stone guided the creation of thE "rock star" persona, from concert, to cover, to icon. Featured artists include Jimi Hendrix, Mick Jagger, Janis Joplin, Tina Turner, and Frank Zappa. Taking an unobtrusive approach with his subjects, Wolman's techniques resulted in photographs and eventually magazine covers that capture a rawness and emotion of the artists and a generation.
12/12/2014 - 12/12/2014
CANADIAN BRASS - A HOLIDAY CONCERT'Tis the season with the Canadian Brass holiday show, featuring classics from their album Christmas Time is Here, brass standards and numerous original works. For more than 40 years, Canadian Brass has entertained audiences in every major concert hall with its outstanding music, insightful asides and light-hearted banter. The five Canadian Brass musicians possess unbelievable technical skills and musicality, creativity, good humor and a genuine love of performing, making them one of the Canadian government's go-to ensembles for official state events.ADMISSION:Adult - $25 to $40Student/Youth - $14 to $21
12/13/2014 - 12/13/2014
MARILYN MAYEMarilyn Maye sets the standard for any jazz, pop or big band singer, and no one who has ever heard this songbird sing would disagree. She has a command of the stage that can only come from having spent a lifetime of performing what we now know as the Great American Songbook, including 76 appearances with Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show. She's recently been wowing New York critics with her new show. Celebrate the holidays as this Kansas City legend takes the Yardley Hall stage accompanied by a six-piece band of local jazz performers. ADMISSION:Individual Tickets:Orch Pit - $80Orch/Tier - $42Terr/Balc - $32(Please visit website for other ticket options.)ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:Sponsored in part by Harvey S. Bodker. Preshow Dinner is $25 a person (paid reservations required by noon December 10).
LOCAL AUTHOR FAIR - YOUR CHANCE TO FIND UNIQUE GIFTS AND SAY "I KNEW THEM WHEN..."Mysteryscape will be holding their second annual Local Author Fair on Saturday, December 13th!Some of the biggest, best-selling authors today started off as self-published, incluing John Grisham, Hugh Howey and Vince Flynn. Come meet some of Kansas City's terrifc yet-to-be-discovered self-published and small press authors at this Local Author Fair.The authors will share their themselves and their unique titles (many set in Kansas City) at this open house where you can enter a raffle to win free copies of their books or a Mysteryscape gift certificate. Titles include cozies, thrillers, fantasy/sci-fi, children's books, Young Adutlt and more. All of the authors will be happy to sign any books you purchase that day. No RSVP needed. Find some unique holiday gifts with a local twist!
12/13/2014 - 12/14/2014
THE NUTCRACKER AND THE MOUSE KINGRevel in this raucous, modern jazz adaptation of the holiday classic. Returning to the original E.T.A Hoffman story dating from 1816, this production features both original music and radical rearrangements of Tchaikovsky melodies. The collaboration reaches a grand scale as the nine dancers of Owen/Cox Dance Group are joined by The People's Liberation Big Band of Greater Kansas City, horn sculptor Mark Southerland, artists Peggy Noland and Peregrine Honig, and six students of Paseo Academy of the Fine and Performing Arts. EVENT TIMES:Saturday, December 13 - 8:00pmSunday, December 14 - 2:00pmFollowing the Sunday performance at 4:00pm, there will be an artist talk with the directors, dancers, and musicians! ADMISSION:General Admission - $20Students/KCUR - $10ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:Please visit www.owencoxdance.org/the-nutcracker-and-the-mouse-king.html.
HOLIDAYS AT PRAIRIEFIREPrairiefire, located on 135th Street between Lamar and Nall in Overland Park, lights up the holiday season with free events for the whole family!- Visit Santa and Mrs. Claus at Prairiefire (5pm to 9pm)Bring the family for a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, a sweet treat and a prize. The Claus' will be located on the first level of Threshing Bee, between Paradise Diner and Newport Grill. - Holiday Face Painting by Sister Act (5pm to 9pm)Kids will be treated to complimentary face painting this holiday season at Prairiefire by Sister Act Face Painting - choose from holiday, to fantasy, to dinosaurs, or any design desired. (Located on the first level of Threshing Bee between Paradise Diner and Newport Grill.)- Holiday Hay Wagon Rides (Noon to 3pm)Enjoy a complimentary holiday carriage ride with the family, that special someone, or a group of friends! Tour Prairiefire and see the holiday lights and festivities. Hot cocoa, treats and blankets on board to keep you warm! EVENT TIMES:Saturday, December 13 - 3pm to 8pmSunday, December 14 - 11am to 5pm
12/14/2014 - 12/14/2014
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Oakland Raiders (NFL)
MID AMERICA FREEDOM BAND WINTER CONCERTEntering its 12th season, the Mid America Freedom Band's performance in J.C. Nichols Auditorium features Danial Elder's Fantasia in its world premiere and Greg Bartholomew's Far North Land receives its U.S. premiere in this new band arrangement. Reaching back to the Baroque era, the Band performs Bach's Fantasia in G in Edwin Franko Goldman's famous arrangement as well as fantasias on the popular carols "Silent Night" and "We Three Kings." It wouldn't be a holiday concert without Leroy Anderson's Sleigh Ride. Joining these popular tunes are the medleys Randall Strandridge's Yuletide Festival and Bob Krogstadt's Bells of Christmas.
12/16/2014 - 12/16/2014
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
12/16/2014 - 12/21/2014
12/18/2014 - 12/24/2014
THE NUTCRACKER'Tis the season to make memories with the PERFECT seasonal celebration for your family. You'll enjoy all the spectacular sights and sounds of Clara's magical adventures, the Mouse King battling the Toy Soldiers, an enchanted Christmas tree, dozens and dozens of stunning dancers, dazzling scenery and costumes, wondrous music played by the Kansas City Symphony, and snow falling inside the theatre! The Nutcracker performance runs approoximately two hours.
12/19/2014 - 12/19/2014
JOHN MCCUTCHEON: CHRISTMAS IN THE TRENCHES CENTENARY CONCERTLegendary folk musician John McCutcheon joins the National WWI Museum for this not-to be missed holiday event. Composer of the world’s most famous song about the Truce of 1914, “Christmas in the Trenches” - recently included in a list of “100 Essential Folksongs”- will warm and captivate in this one-night only concert presenting music, stories and remembrances honoring this remarkable event.ADMISSION: Tickets can be purchased online in advance for $22 ($18 for Museum members) or for $25 at the door.
LOCAL LIFE - EVERY THIRD FRIDAY IN DOWNTOWN OVERLAND PARK 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/December-2014-Local-Life-Map.pdf.THE CULINARY CENTER OF KANSAS CITY (5:30pm to 8:00pm)FREE Holiday "Bubbly" Tasting PLUS join "The Main Dish" Laura for a FREE Cooking Demo of the winning recipe fromthe KC Star's Holiday Cookie Contest (psst...this cookie is made with bubbly!" (Yes, Virginia this IS a Santa Claus!)VINYL RENAISSANCE & AUDIO:Stop by for a WINE TASTING from Overland Park's ONLY winery - Aubrey Vineyards. Also, select new LP's 15% off!TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES:"Have yourself a merry little fair trade Christmas! Stop in, warm up and win a FREE fair trade holiday gift basket!"MILAGRO: (6:00pm to 8:00pm)Got Whining Feet? Join them for Wine & Feet!Snacks, drinks and FREE FOOT MASSAGE in our beautiful spa lounge. Plus create your own bath soaks, body scrubs and aromatherapy blends at our Maker Counter for those last minute gifts. SACKS ON SANTA FE: (Open until 8:00pm)Will have 50% off all clothing and 15% off all accessories. THE TASTEFUL OLIVE:Free appetizers by Broadmoor Culinary Students. FREE LIVE MUSIC. FREE WINE TASTING with Somerset Ridge winery (and sales!) FREE SAMPLES of over 60 oils & vinegars! KANSAS CITY SCHOOL OF CLASSICAL BALLET:Come by for a tour. Classical Ballet and the gyro-tonic Physiques Studio. Sign up for a FREE BALLET CLASS. (KSCB now auditioning ages 3 through high school.)IMAGES ART GALLERY:15% OFF In Their Gallery-Wide Sale - To thank their customers and support their artists (December 15 through January 10).BIZZY DIVA:FREE WINE! FREE GIFT with $25 purchase of one day only!UNIQUE FINDS:FREE HOT CIDER AND HOME-MADE COOKIES! Buy a $50 gift card and receive a $10 gift card FREE! Buy their 20% off any one item coupon and come in for great gifts and stocking stuffers!MYSTERYSCAPE:FREE MULLED CIDER. Mull over your final holiday purchase while sipping deliciously hot, spiced cider. WILD BIRD HOUSE:Check out their seasonal offerings.GREAT DAY CAFE:FREE LIVE MUSIC! by Half Price Buddha & Sangria on tap. Art by Avis & Others will offer wine & appetizers, 18 local artists & sign-up sheets for art classes.HOMER'S COFFEE HOUSE:FREE LIVE MUSIC! featuring Lester Estelle - Fantastic jazz, homemade goodies, specialty coffee & espresso drinks!PAPA KENO'S PIZZERIA:Local Life Pizza Special! 2 topping 14" pie with a Smokestack series Tank 7 $24.99 and $10 boulevard and Free State Brewery pitcher. INTERURBAN ARTHOUSE: (5:00pm to 8:00pm)Holiday Pop-Up ShopTheir special Holiday Pop-Up Shop features local art.MI RANCHITO:December Holiday Deal - All month buy a $100 gift card and get $10 free!
12/19/2014 - 12/21/2014
DICKENS CAROLERS IN CONCERTThe Dickens Carolers, Kansas City's premiere professional Christmas carolers, will present three holiday concerts at the Chestnut Fine Arts Center. The voices of the Dickens Carolers have been compared to those of heavenly angels! Treat yourself to a special holiday gift as you relax and listen to your favorite holiday melodies sung by the Dickens Carolers in Concert. EVENT TIMES:Friday, December 19 - 8pmSaturday, December 20 - 8pmSunday, December 21 - 2pm
SEEYLE MANSION CHRISTMAS GALA 2014- Private Christmas Concert from professional musicians, Michael and Jill Jank (Violin/Piano/Vocal).- Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments served from the Dining Room.- Enjoy touring the grounds to see the wonder of the of the Christmas light displays. - Tour all 25 rooms and relive the magic of the Seelye's with personal attendants on each floor to recreate the 1906 event. CHRISTMAS GALA EVENT TIMES:Friday, December 19 - 4pm to 7pmSaturday, December 20 - 4pm to 7pmSunday, December 21 - 1pm to 5pmCHRISTMAS TOURS: (November 28 to January 18)Mrs. Seelye began the Christmas tradition with an open house in 1906. Today many guests enjoy seeing the Seelye Mansion in its Christmas setting. Decorated Victorian trees, red poinsettias everywhere, stairway greenery, and a collection of over 600 nutcrackers provide attractions throughout the house. Holiday tours begin the day after Thanksgiving and continue to mid-January. One of the "8 Wonders of Kansas" the mansion is especially beautiful during the holidays.TOUR ADMISSION TO SEELYE MANSION:Adults - $10Groups of 10 or more - $7.50/personChildren (ages 6-16) - $5All Youth Groups - $5/personTours include mansion, gardens and museum.
12/20/2014 - 12/21/2014
HOLIDAYS AT PRAIRIEFIREPrairiefire, located on 135th Street between Lamar and Nall in Overland Park, lights up the holiday season with free events for the whole family!- Visit Santa and Mrs. Claus at Prairiefire (5pm to 9pm)Bring the family for a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, a sweet treat and a prize. The Claus' will be located on the first level of Threshing Bee, between Paradise Diner and Newport Grill. - Holiday Face Painting by Sister Act (5pm to 9pm)Kids will be treated to complimentary face painting this holiday season at Prairiefire by Sister Act Face Painting - choose from holiday, to fantasy, to dinosaurs, or any design desired. (Located on the first level of Threshing Bee between Paradise Diner and Newport Grill.)- Holiday Hay Wagon Rides (Noon to 3pm)Enjoy a complimentary holiday carriage ride with the family, that special someone, or a group of friends! Tour Prairiefire and see the holiday lights and festivities. Hot cocoa, treats and blankets on board to keep you warm! EVENT TIMES:Saturday, December 20 - 3pm to 8pmSunday, December 21 - 11am to 5pm
12/21/2014 - 12/21/2014
THE BLACK KEYSThe Black Keys make their second trip to Sprint Center December 21 with the Turn Blue World Tour. Joining them in Kansas City will be Special Guest St. Vincent.
12/23/2014 - 12/23/2014
TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA: THE CHRISTMAS ATTICTrans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) will wrap up 2014 by performing their rock opera The Christmas Attic live for the first time in arenas across the nation on their Winter Tour 2014, visiting Sprint Center in Kansas City on December 23 for two incredible performances.
12/23/2014 - 12/28/2014
12/24/2014 - 12/24/2014
LYRIC OPERA VETERANS CHORUS PERFORMANCESinging in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Christmas Truce, the Lyric Opera Veterans Chorus offers a Christmas Eve performance conducted by Richard Gibson, a Marine veteran who served in Iraq. The Chorus will perform Silent Night in the three languages it was originally sung during the Christmas Truce in 1914. The concert will be performed in the Liberty Memorial Courtyard of the Museum, which is closed on December. 24.
12/27/2014 - 12/31/2014
WE'VE ONLY JUST BEGUN - A TRIBUTE TO THE CARPENTERS"We've Only Just Begun" is a celebration of The Carpenters' music and the spirit of Richard and Karen Carpenter. Prepare to take a trip down memory lane with all of the hits that made them such a huge success! An entire generation fell in love with the sound of The Carpenters and their beloved classics "Close to You," "Yesterday Once More," "We've Only Just Begun," "Top of the World," "For All We Know," and many, many more! EVENT TIMES:Saturday, December 27 - 3pm and 8pmSunday, December 28 - 2pm Monday, December 29 - 7:30pmTuesday, December 30 - 7:30pmWednesday, December 31 - 5:30pm and 9pmADMISSION:Tickets:December 27-30 - $22December 31 (New Year's Eve) - $27
12/28/2014 - 12/28/2014
Kansas City Chiefs vs. San Diego Chargers (NFL)
12/30/2014 - 12/30/2014
12/30/2014 - 1/4/2015
12/31/2014 - 12/31/2014
SECOND ANNUAL NOON YEAR'S EVEContinue the family tradition at Union Station when Science City is transformed into a fun, creative, and safe New Year's Eve party destination for children of all ages and parents too! The celebration will include science demonstrations and stage shows, Maker Studio activities and projects, Food Science in the Test Kitchen, Live radio remote with 99.7 The Point, balloon drop featuring 2,000 balloons AND, explore two BRAND NEW exhibits! Join Science City as they welcome 2015 on December 31, Noon-7pm! ADMISSION: (Pre-order your tickets at www.sciencecity.com)Adults - $13.50Children (3-12) - $11.50Seniors (55+) - $13.50
NEW YEAR'S SWINGIN' EVE FEATURING THE DAVE STEPHENS BANDSwingin' the New Year with the Dave Stephens Band at Historic Union Station. You asked for it KC, so they're bringing him back! Fresh off encore performances in Paris, international swing superstar Dave Stephens and his band will headline this Centennial New Year's Eve celebration. A party like no other in a venue like no other. Come for that infectious Gatsby-era big band swing jazz and dance the night all the way into the New Year. Your ticket gets it all...Admission, Live Music, Party Favors, Hot Appetizers and Midnight Champagne Toast. Unlimited Drink option also available. (21 and older age requirement.)ADMISSION:"Everybody Swing" Ticket - $60"Unlimited Swing " Ticket - $90Purchase two tickets by 12/20 and receive up to $10 off per ticket.
NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY 2015 WITH MUSICAL PERFORMANCES BY: THE BON TON SOUL ACCORDIAN BAND, BRODY BUSTER BAND AND DAN DORANNew Year’s Eve is always a milestone occasion. It is the last celebration of the year and the first celebration of the year. To do that kind of party right, you need good food, adult beverages and memorable live music. With sobriety check points, you also need a hotel room or a driver who is not planning on having very much fun that night.One party stands out as the perfect cocktail of all those ingredients. The J Todd Music Agency has managed to get the coveted contract with The Bon Ton Soul Accordion Band for the big night. That iconic musical unit was easily the top draw when Westport was the big thing. They recently reunited to perform for their induction into the Kansas Music Hall of fame. It was amazing. Since then, they have sold out The Crawfish Fest and The Uptown Theater. The warm up band is also a huge Kansas City favorite, The Brody Buster Band. Brody has played with BB King, Chukka Khan and has been on The Tonight Show.As if that wasn’t enough, a gourmet buffet will feature Dan Doran, another long time Kansas City favorite.The newly remodeled Holiday Inn & Suites at 87th & I-35 will be a great spot to welcome 2015. This may be the best party in town, but it will not be the biggest. The ballroom only holds 400 guests. The lucky few will have a night to remember.Advance tickets are only $50. Adding the buffet will also get you an assigned seat for the evening. Adding a room to the package enters you into a drawing for an autographed Fender guitar! A portion of the proceeds will go the the Safe Home. SCHEDULE:3PM Room Check-in Begins, Registration Opens, Lobby Bar Opens, DJ Begins6PMDoors Open, VIP Buffet Opens, Dan Doran Begins7:15PMBuffet continues, Brody Buster Band begins8PMBuffet closes, General Admission Begins, Second musical artist continues10PMBon Ton Accordian Band blow out the old yearMIDNIGHTChapaign Toast, Bon Ton Band rings in the New Year!ADMISSION:Tickets are selling now at http://www.TheBigNightKC.comAdvance General Admission Tickets - $50At-the-Door General Admission Tickets - $75On-line sales close December 30.
1/6/2015 - 1/11/2015
1/13/2015 - 1/18/2015
1/17/2015 - 1/17/2015
HARLEM GLOBETROTTERSThe iconic Harlem Globetrotters are coming to town with their unrivaled family show, featuring some of the greatest athletes on the planet. With incredible ball handling wizardry, amazing rim-rattling dunks and trick shots, side-splitting comedy and unequaled on-court fan interaction, this must-see event is guaranteed to entertain the whole family – creating memories that will last a lifetime.
1/25/2015 - 1/25/2015
WINTER JAM TOUR SPECTACULARGRAMMY-nominated platinum-selling rockers Skillet will return to the famed Winter Jam stage to headline the blockbuster tour’s 20th year. Reigning as the world’s #1 first quarter tour for four consecutive years, NewSong’s Winter Jam Tour Spectacular returns to Sprint Center on Sunday, January 25.Founded and hosted by GRAMMY®-nominated NewSong, the tour will also feature Jeremy Camp, Francesca Battistelli, Building 429, for King & Country, Family Force 5 and evangelist Tony Nolan.
1/29/2015 - 1/29/2015
TANGO BUENOS AIRES - SONG OF EVA PERONElectrifying athleticism and sensual graceful moves are all part of an intertwining classic story. Heartache, revenge and pulsating desire will make you realize the artistry behind this troupe is pure passion. Tango Buenos Aires has become one of Argentina's great cultural exports, known throughout the Americas, Europe and the Far East as the most authentic and uncompromising representative of the Tango. Use your program as a fan 'cause it's gonna get HOT! SONG OF EVA PERON:Starting from nothing but propelled by the influence of the Tango, which she first heard while growing up in the slums of Buenos Aires, Eva Peron ultimately became Argentina's First Lady. The "Song of Eva Peron," inspired by the most important feminine character in Argentinian history, traces her epic life, from her ascent to fame in the 1930s to her death in 1952. This is a sparkling and poignant spectacle, brought to life by Argentina's most famous dance troupe, Tango Buenos Aires. Lobby Entertainment at 6:30 p.m.ADMISSION:Individual Tickets:Orch Pit - $40Terr/Balc - $30(Please visit website for other ticket options.)ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:Lobby Entertainment at 6:30 p.m.
1/31/2015 - 2/1/2015
SESAME STREET LIVE: LET'S DANCEHosted by two live performers, Sesame Street Live “Let’s Dance!” offers an up-close, interactive experience that includes dance parties. Elmo uses his imagination to "Do the Robot," Cookie teaches all ‘feets’ to dance, and Ernie shares the fun of dance with the Sesame Street favorite “Shake Your Head One Time.” Favorite friends join the audience on the floor – dancing with fans, not just for them. It’s Sesame Street Live like you’ve never experienced it before!
MYTHIC CREATURES EXHIBITION
Holiday Lights on Farmstead Lane
Tuesday Lunch at The Culinary Center of Kansas City
New Year's Eve Party 2015