Arts & Entertainment

Chicago Spy Restaurant opens; built by local KC firm.

March 2, 2017

Chicago based Spy Restaurant built by local creative fabrication firm KANSAS CITY, MO— Local architectural fabrication firm Second Life Studios is proud to announce their contribution to the opening of a new Chicago based spy restaurant Safe House. Contracted through Getty’s architecture and Marcus Corporation, Second Life Studios created many of the restaurant’s most iconic pieces. News agencies across the ...

Native Stone Scenic Byway sponsors Stone Fence Workshop

March 2, 2017

PRESS RELEASE The Native Stone Scenic Byway committee is sponsoring our bi-annual dry-stack stone fence renovation workshop, April 7, 8, 9. We'll be rebuilding an existing stone fence, approximately 1 mile south of Alma, KS, on K-99 Highway. Come and join us to learn how our ancestors built these historic fences! For more information, go to www, for an application. ...

African American mural returns, awaiting display at Fort Leonard Wood

March 1, 2017

Fort Leonard Wood's valuable and historical African-American artwork is back home following nearly six months of restoration and conservation work. The mural, valued at more than $370,000 and the work of Army Staff Sgt. Samuel Countee, was sent to Chicago last year for conservation at an estimated cost of about $40,000. "Conservation of the mural is incredibly important, considering its ...

Four Steps to World Peace in One Hour

Feb. 28, 2017

Join Kansas City author, Dawn Downey for a tongue-in-cheek, heart-on-sleeve reading at the Uptown Arts Bar (3611 Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64111) on Friday night April 14, 2017 from 7-9 p.m. Downey will read from her essay collections: Stumbling Toward the Buddha and From Dawn to Daylight. You'll also get a sneak peek of her latest work in progress, Searching ...

Charlotte Street Foundation Presents Sensible Disobedience exhibitions Opening March 10th

Feb. 28, 2017

EXHIBITION: Sensible Disobedience: disrupting cultural signifiers in a neoliberal age: Curated by Lynnette Miranda — Charlotte Street 2016/17 Curator-in-Residence OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, March 10th, 2017 6-9PM LOCATION: la Esquina, 1000 W 25th Street KC MO 64108 EXHIBITION RUNS: March 10 — April 22, 2017?GALLERY HOURS: Thursdays, 11-6PM and Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 12-5PM Featured artists: Lyndon Barrios Jr. (St. Louis, MO), ...

Saint Patrick’s Day Soiree @ The Arts Bar

Feb. 25, 2017

The Arts Bar is hosting a dreamy, yet high energy night to carry you the rest of the way through Saint Patrick's Day! Musical acts include the psychedelic and high octane drive of Dear Miss Dew, the warm sonic envelopment of The Black Creatures' dark pop experience, The otherworldly, enrapturing melodies of Y The Ghost, Onnanoko will keep you dancing ...

High School Battle of the Bands @Californos

Feb. 23, 2017

Contact: Denise Blake, 816-810-9192, TIP SHEET WHO? Musicians from the greater Kansas City area will judge the 2017 High School Battle of the Bands. Gregg Todt, musician & 98.9 The Rock's Johnny Dare Morning Show Contributor Band: Federation of Horsepower Anthony Ladesich, musician & film maker (Mile Deep Films & Television) Band: The Hardship Letters Brandon Phillips, musician Band: ...

An Event for the Whole Family is Coming to Kansas City!

Feb. 22, 2017

Liberty, Mo., February 22, 2017– In conjunction with St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, award winning Ventriloquist, Kevin Horner and award winning Magician, David Casas, are teaming up for a night of family friendly comedy, fun, and magic! Shows are at the Liberty Performing Arts Theater [1600 S. Withers Rd, Liberty, MO 64068] at 4:30 pm and 7:30 pm on March ...

New St. Patrick’s Day Dance for 50 Plus is March 17 at Matt Ross Community Center

Feb. 22, 2017

Come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day during a new special event being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. This St. Patrick's Day Dance will feature 40's and 50's tunes from local group, The Playboys. Be sure to wear green for a chance at prizes for “Best Irish Attire.” Enjoy complimentary coffee and lime ...

Free New Horizons Band Concert set for March 14 at Lakeview Village

Feb. 22, 2017

A free concert by the New Horizons Band is set for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 14, at Lakeview Village, 9100 Park St., Lenexa. This is the only concert the group is offering this winter and spring. For this event, the entire 45+ member ensemble is expected to play for about an hour. This top-notch entertainment is free of charge. ...

8bitKC and Niche Present: Midwest Chipfest

Feb. 21, 2017

Thursday, March 30th @ Niche KC. Video game nostalgia and fresh music brought to you by the finest in Kansas City chiptune, with a special West Coast guest, Buried for a Day.

Documentary “Legends of Ska” Kansas City Screening

Feb. 21, 2017

Contact: Brad Klein 612.817.5346 As part of a mini Midwestern tour, the award-winning documentary film "Legends of Ska” will have a special Kansas City screening on Wednesday, March 8th at 8pm. The film will be shown at Davey’s Uptown Ramblers Club, 3402 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64111. Cost at the door is $5. Producer Brad Klein will be ...


Feb. 20, 2017

A start-up music gear company from Springfield Missouri says the rollout of their first product will begin a transformation for the live music industry that is akin to the switch from landlines to smartphones. Their big aspirations include manufacturing not just their all-in-one wireless speaker systems for bands and DJs, but also a host of unique instruments that have integrated ...

Ghosts a Go-Go: Paranormal Storytelling

Feb. 20, 2017

On the second Thursday of the month at the Outburst in Kansas City catch Ghosts a Go-Go with Becky Ray! It's an evening of live paranormal storytelling, performances, and games. Sometimes scary, sometimes funny, sometimes unbelievable, storytellers from all walks of life share their experiences in this show's informal setting. The show starts at 8 pm and tickets are just ...

“Olathe’s Got Talent” seeking students with talents to compete for scholarships

Feb. 17, 2017

Media Contact: Ruth Nelson, (816) 863-6144,, For additional information: “Olathe’s Got Talent,” an event which showcases Olathe students and their various talents, is now accepting applications for participants to compete for scholarships through vocal, instrumental, dance, gymnastic, etc. performances. Students may also compete in visual arts or in a newly added category which challenges them to ...

Wild West Vintage Antique & Garden Show

Feb. 16, 2017 The Wild West Vintage, Antique and Garden Show is coming to town this spring; March 31st and April 1st. The show will be held in the Hale Arena at the American Royal Center, right in the heart of the “wild” West Bottoms. Not only does this space have a great history in Kansas City but it also has a ...

Bethany Choir, Hand Bell Ensemble perform in Kansas City

Feb. 16, 2017

(Please note the time change at the Kansas City venue.) The Bethany College Choir, Chamber Choir, and Hand Bell Ensemble will set out on their 2017 Spring Concert Tour on March 16 with performances in Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas. Concert stops on this year’s tour include Reformation Lutheran Church in Wichita on March 16 at 7 p.m.; Fellowship Lutheran ...

International Center for Music at Park University to Host “Side-by-Side” Concert

Feb. 16, 2017

The next event in the Park University International Center for Music’s 2016-17 concert season will feature a performance by the ICM’s award-winning faculty and gifted student artists. The concert, billed as a “side-by-side” performance, will be held on Saturday, March 4, starting at 7:30 p.m. in Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel. Admission to the concert is free. The concert will include ...

Sixteen Kansas City Area High School Students to Compete in 33rd Annual Shakespeare Competition

Feb. 15, 2017

The Kansas City Branch of the English-Speaking Union will hold its 33rd annual Shakespeare Competition on Sunday, February 19, 2017, at 2:30 pm at the Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch, Kansas City, MO. The Competition is co-sponsored with the Kansas City Public Library and is a free event. The public is invited. Students from fifteen high schools as well ...

Park University’s ICM Orchestra to Perform Concert on Feb. 25

Feb. 13, 2017

Park University’s International Center for Music will host a concert featuring the ICM Orchestra on Saturday, Feb. 25, starting at 7:30 p.m. in Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel on the University’s Parkville Campus. The concert is open to the public and admission is free. The concert will highlight 17 ICM students performing the following selections: • “Concerto Grosso in B-Flat Major, ...

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater brings 2017 U.S. tour to Kansas City March 3-4

Feb. 9, 2017

WHO: Alvin Ailey® American Dance Theater Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey (KCFAA) WHAT: 2017 U.S. Tour WHEN: Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fri., March 3; 2 p.m. Sat., March 4; Exclusive performance 7:30 p.m. March 4 includes KCFAA INSPIRE Benefit and Dance Party at Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art (guests will have access to the Museum throughout the evening). WHERE: Yardley ...

Louisburg High School Marching Wildcat Band SELECTED TO JOIN 2018 ROSE PARADE®

Feb. 9, 2017

PASADENA, Calif. (Feb. 9, 2017) – Pasadena Tournament of Roses® 2018 President Lance Tibbet announced 20 of the 22 marching bands that will participate in the 129th Rose Parade presented by Honda, themed “Making a Difference.” The bands will travel to Pasadena from across the United States and around the world, including Australia, Canada, Japan and Panama. The two bands ...

Red Door Woodfired Grill Goes RED For Women in February

Feb. 9, 2017

An estimated 44 million women in the United States are affected by cardiovascular diseases, and 1 in 3 women die from heart disease each year. Both Red Door Woodfired Grill locations, Leawood, KS at Camelot Court and in Brookside, have partnered with the Go Red for Women campaign during the month of February. Throughout the month, Red Door will be ...

National Architecture Firm to Give Paid Time Off to 9 offices this Valentine’s Day for Community Service

Feb. 9, 2017

TreanorHL Dedicates Valentine’s Day to Community Service Nine Offices Across the Nation Will Spend the Day Giving Back to Their Communities TreanorHL, a nationwide architecture firm, is giving new relevance to Valentine’s Day with a staff-led, fully paid volunteer day of service they’re calling “Love Connects”. This company-wide initiative will give employees an opportunity to offer their time and talents ...

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