Arts & Entertainment

Toastmasters Speech Contests Free to the Public

Jan. 25, 2015

Free and open to the public: International Speech and Table Topics Spring Contests by Toastmasters District 22. Prepared International Speeches are 5 – 7 minutes long each. Impromptu Table Topics are 1 – 2 minutes long. Club contest winners advance to the Area contests. Winners of Area contests advance to the Division contests. Winners of Division contests advance to the ...

Apple Pie Painting Launches New Features Set to Revolutionize the Sip and Paint Industry

Jan. 24, 2015

[OVERLAND PARK, Kansas - January 22, 2015] Kansas based, exclusively mobile Sip and Paint party company, Apple Pie Painting revealed today their plans to revolutionize the Sip and Paint industry, by announcing an exciting new feature to their Sip and Paint party company. Apple Pie Painting offers a fun and exciting way to uncork ones creativity and imagination by incorporating ...

Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Bash Tribute

Jan. 24, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Information: Jeanette Powers, General Manager Email 816-960-4611, Venue phone Kansas City, Mo. Monday, March 2 7-9p.m. Uptown Arts Bar 3611 Broadway KCMO 64111 Dr. Seuss' Birthday Bash Tribute it's a Seussy Birthday Bash which you are invited to crash with your widdly words and piddly verse and no one will leave in a hearse! ...

Valentine Music Massacre

Jan. 24, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Information: Jeanette Powers, General Manager Email 816-960-4611, Venue phone Kansas City, Mo. Saturday, Feb 14 8p.m. Uptown Arts Bar 3611 Broadway KCMO 64111 Valentine Music Massacre NVP: DJ's Pro Zac and John Heu Joel Castillo of 77 Jefferson and The IRIEplaceables Massages by KC Healin Beverly Mendus & Co. Food and Drink ? Specials ...

Laura Packer Storytelling: Sweet Somethings

Jan. 24, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Information: Jeanette Powers, General Manager Email 816-960-4611, Venue phone Kansas City, Mo. Thursday, Feb. 12 7p.m. Uptown Arts Bar 3611 Broadway KCMO 64111 Join storyteller Laura Packer for a romantic evening of storytelling, suitable for lovers, the lovelorn and the lovely. Bring yourself. Bring your lover. Bring your object of desire. Just come and ...

Potluck Productions Presents ‘The Changing Phases of Life & Love’

Jan. 24, 2015


Black is Beautiful Comedy Show slated Feb. 28 at Uptown Arts Bar

Jan. 24, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Information: Jeanette Powers, General Manager Email 816-960-4611, Venue phone Kansas City, Mo. Saturday, Feb, 28 7p.m. Uptown Arts Bar 3611 Broadway KCMO 64111 BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL! Jsun Nelsun is back & bringing you the Black is Beautiful Comedy Show. 7p.m $5 Cover In case you didn't notice Jsun is black, his family is black, ...

Nationally celebrated poets to perform at Uptown Arts Bar

Jan. 24, 2015

Kansas City, Mo. Wednesday, Feb. 4 Workshop 6p / Show 9p / SLAM 9:30p Uptown Arts Bar 3611 Broadway KCMO 64111 Workshop $10 Cover Show $5 Cover Nationally celebrated poets to perform at Uptown Arts Bar Join us for an evening of writing workshops, poetry features and SLAM! To start the evening nationally recognized poets Alexander Dang & Clementine von ...

Apple Pie Painting Launches New Features Set to Revolutionize the Sip and Paint Industry

Jan. 22, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE [January 22, 2015] Apple Pie Painting Launches New Features Set to Revolutionize the Sip and Paint Industry Apple Pie Painting announced an exciting new feature to their private painting parties. The mobile Sip and Paint party company is the only painting party company in the U.S. to offer customized Painting Party Kits so that anyone, anywhere can ...

Kansas City Wind Symphony Celebrates “Romance”

Jan. 21, 2015

Kansas City Wind Symphony continues their 17th Season “Let’s Celebrate” with a concert celebrating “Romance” on February 8 at 7:00 PM in the sanctuary of Village Presbyterian Church in Prairie Village, Kansas. The free concert features a transcription of Howard Hanson’s Symphony No. 2 “Romantic”. The three movement symphony, lauded as one of the significant works in American music, is ...

50 Plus plans Pre-Oscars Party on Feb. 18 at Matt Ross Community Center

Jan. 21, 2015

Celebrate the upcoming 87th annual Academy Awards with a new special event being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. The event is called the Pre-Oscars party and will take place on the afternoon of Wednesday, Feb. 18, at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty, Overland Park. Participants will enjoy snacks and ...

Church Founder to Speak at MLM Lecture

Jan. 20, 2015

Brian Zahnd, founder and lead pastor of Word of Life Church, will be the featured speaker Feb. 20 for the 2015 Dykman Lecture Series. The event, sponsored by Metro Lutheran Ministry, will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Atonement Lutheran Church, 9948 Metcalf, Overland Park, Ks. Word of Life Church is a Christian congregation located in St. Joseph. For 31 years, ...

Find Facebook book club selection at Kansas City, Kansas Public Library

Jan. 14, 2015

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Mark Zuckerberg recently announced the creation of a Facebook book club, where followers can read and discuss the same books that he will be reading in 2015. If you’d like to participate, Kansas City, Kansas Public Library is here to help. The first book selection, The End of Power by Moisés Naím, is available as an ...

Love in the Afternoon programs for 50 Plus to feature great music and cuisine on Feb. 6 & 10

Jan. 14, 2015

A lunch program featuring fine cuisine and exceptional music is being offered twice in early February by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's 50 Plus Department. The event is called Love in the Afternoon. All programs begin at noon. The first program will take place on Friday, Feb. 6, at Lenexa Baptist Church, 15320 W. 87th St. Parkway, Lenexa, ...

Red Bull Thre3style - Kansas City Regional Qualifier

Jan. 13, 2015

RED BULL THRE3STYLE MAKES ITS RETURN TO KANSAS CITY FEBRUARY 6th -- 5 DJs will battle at the Uptown Theater for a spot in the US Finals -- WHO: DJ Mahf (2010 STL Champion) vs. DJ B-Stee vs. DJ Archi vs. DJ Chris Brown vs. DJ Shake One. Fox 4’s Shawn Edwards and MC Hollywood Holt will host the festivities. ...

6th Annual Kaw Valley Seed Fair Feb. 14, 2015

Jan. 13, 2015 Jan. 13, 2015 — For immediate release Contact: * Laura Green, Kaw Valley Seed Fair, 785-864-4912 (office/day), 785-550-4757 (home/evening); Notes: --Website: (see Events tab for info page on the Fair). --Photos from last year’s fair and fair promotional materials available upon request. (See photos on Facebook page.) --I can put you in touch with vendors, volunteers and ...

Momo the Missouri Monster is Back in Kansas City Author’s New Inspirational!Thriller

Jan. 13, 2015

M E D I A R E L E A S E CONTACT: Kevin M. Kraft, Author 8800 E. 110th Street Kansas City, Missouri 64134 (816) 217-9539 Email: For Immediate Release MOMO Genre: thriller, inspirational ISBN 978-1-312-78497-0 (print version) ISBN 978-1-312-71263-8 (electronic version) Publisher: Lulu Mark Taylor used to tell his son there were no such things as monsters…tonight ...

Coming to Branson this Summer 2015. A High End Fashion Show with LIVE Rock and Roll Music

Jan. 12, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Sharra Smith Phone: 417-365-2529 Email: Website: Media Photos: available on request Coming to Branson this Summer 2015. A High End Fashion Show with LIVE Rock and Roll Music RunwayLOUD presents “We Are One Voice.” Branson, Mo. (January 13, 2015) -The 2nd Annual RunwayLOUD Fashion Week is set for the first full week of August, ...

Poetry Contest

Jan. 12, 2015

POETRY CONTEST The Poetry Café, as part of the Gatsby Days Events held in Excelsior Springs,Missouri, conducts a workshop and luncheon as well as a poetry reading. It is open to poets of all ages. As a prelude to that event we will be having a poetry contest. There will be a entry fee of $5 per poem with a ...

Footprints of Poets and Authors Bus Tour

Jan. 12, 2015

BUS TOUR As part of our fund raising efforts for the annual Poetry Café events during Gatsby Days in Excelsior Springs, Missouri, the group is hosting a bus tour. The tour, “Footprints of Poets and Authors”, will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2015. It will be a day tour in which you will spend the day traveling back in ...

Film Festival: Short films by, for women March 8

Jan. 11, 2015

PRESS RELEASE (March 8, 2015 Kansas City event) Contact: Colleen Truelsen,, (913) 201-6865 ----------------------------- Who: Soroptimist International of Kansas City, a nonprofit organization founded in 1926 that supports and empowers women and girls through funding programs and education. Meteorologist and TV personality Katie Horner will emcee. What: Lunafest – a traveling film festival that spotlights the best eight of ...

Owen/Cox Dance Group announces annual fundraiser

Jan. 8, 2015

Owen/Cox Dance Group is proud to present its annual creative cocktail and cuisine fundraiser, For the Love of Dance. This fundraiser will be held at the Todd Bolender Center for Dance and Creativity on Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 7:00p. The event will feature an elite team of Kansas City bartenders, including the reigning Paris of the Plains Bartending Competition ...

18th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Jan. 7, 2015

Event: Raytown MLK Celebration Date: Sunday, January 18, 2015 Time: 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Location: Graceway 5460 Blue Ridge Cut-Off, Kansas City, MO 64133 Organizers: Barker Memorial Cathedral of Praise ? Graceway ?Raytown Chamber of Commerce ? Raytown Community Interfaith Alliance ? City of Raytown Human Relations Commission Event Contact: Pat Jackson 816-820-4746 Program Highlights: ? This will be the ...

Burlesque Downtown Underground returns to their home at Off Center Theater in Crown Center for their 2015 Show run!

Jan. 7, 2015

Boasting Kansas City's longest running professional burlesque company since 2007, the tempting and lovely rotating cast of Burlesque Downtown Underground now brings two performances a night to the comfortable 250 seat theatre. The Off Center Theater venue offers a three-quarter black box experience (not a bad view in the house!) a flat ticket rate, a fully stocked bar, complete with ...

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