Arts & Entertainment

Gala Event Benefits the Inspiring “Two Keys” Film Project, Oct. 10

Oct. 5, 2015

The public is invited to attend a VIP Benefit Event for the Two Keys Film Project at Lakewood Oaks Golf Club, Oct. 10. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres, a silent auction and Hollywood red carpet fun highlight this evening's professional reading of the award-winning “Two Keys” screenplay. Kansas City, Mo., Oct. 5, 2015 - A benefit event for the “Two Keys” film ...

Gala Event Benefits the Inspiring “Two Keys” Film Project, Oct 10

Oct. 5, 2015

Gala Event Benefits the Inspiring “Two Keys” Film Project, Oct 10 The public is invited to attend a VIP Benefit Event for the Two Keys Film Project at Lakewood Oaks Golf Club, Oct. 10. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres, a silent auction and Hollywood red carpet fun highlight this evening's professional reading of the award-winning “Two Keys” screenplay. Kansas City, Mo., Oct. ...

Jefferson City Art Club Presents “JJ Smith Digital Art & Caricature”

Oct. 3, 2015

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (October 4, 2015) - The Jefferson City Art Club is proud to present JJ Smith Digital Art & Caricatures this Monday, October 19th at the Community Christian Church in Jefferson City. All meetings begin at: 5:30pm Begins a 30 minute social time of "Show & Tell" Refreshments are served from a Host Committee. 6:00pm Introduction of the ...

Special Screening of “The Age of Love” set for Oct. 18 at Jewish Community Center

Oct. 1, 2015

A special screening of a documentary film about the phenomenon of speed dating for older adults is being planned in mid-October as a prelude an announcement of local plans for similar events A screening of the film, “The Age of Love,” will take place beginning at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 18, in the Social Hall of the Jewish Community ...

Musica Sacra Celebrates 25th Anniversary With Music by Hasse, Vivaldi

Oct. 1, 2015

Contact: Tim Linn Marketing Communications Writer 816-501-4892 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 25, 2015 Kansas City, Mo.—Musica Sacra Chorus and Orchestra opens its 25th-anniversary season in the 500-seat auditorium of Pedro Arrupe, S.J., Hall at 7 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 18, with a program of 18th-century music from Venice. The opening concert will feature the Miserere in C Minor by Johann ...

Claudia Rankine Reads for Midwest Poets Series Oct. 29

Oct. 1, 2015

Contact: Tim Linn Marketing Communications Writer 816-501-4892 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 1, 2015 Kansas City, Mo. — Acclaimed poet Claudia Rankine will bring her award-winning explorations of identity and race to the Midwest Poets Series for a reading scheduled for 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 29, in Arrupe Hall Auditorium on the Rockhurst University campus. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, and ...

NY’s Ailey II to perform premiere pieces in Kansas City

Oct. 1, 2015

Media Contact: Kendra Kemp Director of Marketing & Communications (816) 471-6003 (o) (816) 588-5681 (c) What: Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey Presents Ailey II When: October 8-10, 2015 Where: Folly Theater, 300 W. 12th Street, Kansas City, MO 64105 Cost: Single tickets range from $25-$65 Groups of 6 or more receive 20% discount KCFAA to Present New York's ...

Tappecue, KC Made Wi-Fi thermometer at American Royal BBQ event

Sept. 29, 2015

Tappecue, born and raised in Kansas City, is selling again to barbecue enthusiasts at the American Royal's World Series of Barbecue at Arrowhead Stadium, Oct. 2nd and 3rd. Gina Bourret, President says "It's our 3rd year of selling at American Royal and we are looking forward to the new venue this year as well as connecting with our returning customers ...

Post Coffee to Host ZZ Hops Coffee Beer Competition

Sept. 29, 2015

Post Coffee to host ZZ Hops Coffee Beer Homebrew Competition Post Coffee hosts home brewing club competition featuring beers brewed with coffee. Lee’s Summit, MO, Tuesday, October 20, 2015, 7:30pm, Members of ZZ Hops home brewing club will take part in a club only home brewing competition featuring beers brewed with coffee. Post Coffee Co. owners Levi Holland and Tanner ...

Owen/Cox Dance presents What Keeps Mankind Alive

Sept. 29, 2015

Enter into the darkly comic world of Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht with Owen/Cox Dance’s What Keeps Mankind Alive. The production will premiere at Musical Theater Heritage, Crown Center on October 23 and 24 at 8:00 pm, and October 25 at 2:00 pm. The piece will feature the music and lyrics of Weill and Brecht arranged by Brad Cox, and ...

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Kansas City Hosts Brick Factor Competition October 3-4

Sept. 29, 2015

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Kansas City Hosts Brick Factor Competition October 3-4 A public competition is held to achieve this dream position of Master Model Builder Kansas City, Mo. (September 29, 2015) – LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Kansas City has an opening for the best job in Kansas City and is hosting a public competition to fill it. The new Master Model ...

Prairiefire’s Oktoberfest Features Family Activities, Bier Garden

Sept. 28, 2015

OVERLAND PARK, KAN. (Sept. 29, 2015) – Starting at noon Saturday, Oct. 17, Prairiefire will transform its entertainment district into a festival-style Oktoberfest. The free event, held on Prairiefire Blvd., the entertainment district’s main street, offers fun for the whole family. Activities include face painting, balloon animals, a petting zoo at Fat Brain Toys, fair-style food, a professional pumpkin sculptor ...

Mattie Rhodes Center Celebrates 17th Annual Dia de los Muertos Exhibit in Westside KC

Sept. 28, 2015

Contact: Jenny Mendez 816.221.2349 KANSAS CITY, MO – Mattie Rhodes Center kicks off its 17th Annual Dia de los Muertos Exhibition & Celebration at the Mattie Rhodes Center Art Gallery this weekend, featuring the largest and longest running festival honoring the holiday in the Greater Kansas City area. The featured artist for this year’s exhibit is Hammerpress. The traditional ...

Chris DeFazio Releases Final Installment in Blood Trilogy

Sept. 27, 2015

CHRIS DEFAZIO RELEASES FINAL INSTALLMENT IN BLOOD TRILOGY BOSTON, MA (September 25, 2015) - Following the first two installments of the fast-paced, darkly humorous, and critically-acclaimed Blood Trilogy, Chris DeFazio is slated to release the third and final chapter of the series, Blood Future, on September 28th. A portion of the actions centers in and around Kansas City. A seasoned ...

Lucid Laboratories launches Catalyst phono preamplifier on Kickstarter

Sept. 26, 2015

We are getting ready to release a new product on Monday on Kickstarter and think that it might be something you would be interested in writing a post on. A little information on the company for you; We created Lucid Laboratories in Lawrence, Kansas two years ago in order to create the world’s best audio equipment. We are vinyl junkies, ...

Nonprofit FUNdraiser, Mission Underpants

Sept. 25, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Project Change Organizes Mission Underpants, a Charitable Drive to Support Local Non-Profit Organizations KANSAS CITY, Missouri, September 25, 2015 – Mission Underpants is an underwear, sock, bra and pull-up drive, hosted by Project Change, Inc to help support non-profit organizations in the Kansas City area. The goal is to donate more than 15,000 pairs of NEW underwear ...

Reed Organ Concert

Sept. 24, 2015

Charles Robison 816-461-7300 On Sunday, October 4, at 3:00 p.m. the Dome and Spire Fine Arts Series, in conjunction with the Reed Organ Society, will present a free concert at the Community of Christ Auditorium, 1001 W. Walnut, Independence, MO. Reed organ (pump) instruments were popular in the 19th and early 20th centuries for home, church, and concert use, ...

Everyone is an artist at The Big Draw

Sept. 24, 2015

625 Minnesota Ave. Kansas City, Kansas 66101 News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 23, 2015 Contact: Kim Woolery, Public Relations, Kansas City, Kansas Public Library Phone: 913-279-2106 Email: Everyone is an artist at The Big Draw KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Join Kansas City, Kansas Public Library in participating in the world’s biggest drawing festival. The Big Draw event ...

Starz Studio Takes on Mississippi at Dance Nationals

Sept. 24, 2015

Oak Grove, MO, August 1, 2015 – Starz Studio of Performing Arts in Oak Grove attended the Kids Artistic Revue National Dance Competition in Biloxi, MS. Of the 82 routines that performed, awards earned were five Firsts, 49 total Top First place awards and 28 Elite Top First place awards, 36 overall HI-Point recognitions including 2 First-Overall awards. We had ...

First Friday Event to Feature Local Artists with Disabilities

Sept. 23, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Terri Goddard 816-627-2220 (direct) KANSAS CITY, MO — The Whole Person (TWP) will showcase 17 local artists with disabilities at the 5th Annual Expressions Art Exhibition. The exhibition will take place from 5–9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 2 at Jones Gallery (1717 Walnut St.) in the Crossroads. This annual art exhibition is free and open ...

Pinot’s Palette® to Host National Fundraiser Sept. 30 Benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®

Sept. 23, 2015

KANSAS CITY (Sept. 21, 2015) – Pinot's Palette®, the first international franchisor of paint and sip studios in North America, will join the fight against childhood cancer by hosting a national fundraising event on Wed., Sept. 30, benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and during the company-wide Painting It Forward event, Pinot’s Palette studios ...

Free New Horizons Band Concert set for Oct. 13 at Bishop Miege High School

Sept. 23, 2015

A free concert by the New Horizons Band is set for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 13, at Bishop Miege High School, 5041 Reinhardt Dr., Roeland Park. This concert is the first of two the group is offering this fall and winter. For this event, the entire 45+ member ensemble is expected to play for about an hour. This top-notch ...

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