Personal Safety

COE July 2018

COE July 2018

KEEP SCROLLING DOWN!
– MORE events for TODAY and LATER are after you see these “plus” signs again:
July 4, 2011 began like any other Independence Day for Blair — she was celebrating the holiday in the backyard with family and friends just as she had since she was 2 years old. Then Blair collapsed. Nearby, a reveler had discharged a firearm, and the bullet struck Blair.
Blair passed away on Tuesday, July 5, 2011.
As an organ donor, Blair may have given new life to at least people 6 people between the ages of 6 and 60.
Blair Lane wanted to change the world. At just 11, her vision stemmed from a desire to fulfill real-life needs that she witnessed firsthand. Every time a foster child entered her home, Blair noticed that they usually had stuffed animals — but not the simple essentials, like a clean pair of socks.
In sixth grade Blair began her plans for a non profit organization to help families and children in distressed situations. Her solution? Foster Socks , a program that would collect socks, clothing, necessities, and money for children in need. http://blairsfostersocks.org/
Through July 1- Red, White & Zoo , the Kansas City Zoo, 6800 Zoo Dr, Kansas City, Missouri 64132; Website
Through July 1- A LITTLE NIGHT SINGING , City Stage Theatre, Union Station Kansas City, 30 W. Pershing Rd., Kansas City, Missouri 64108; $15.00; Join us for a night of songs written by some of the greats such as Cole Porter, Stephen Sondheim, Alan Lerner and Frederick Loewe, and Leonard Bernstein. Celebrate their works in a fun-filled cabaret revue; Website
FRIDAY – 7pm
SATURDAY – 7pm
SUNDAY – 2pm
Through July 1- MIDDLE OF THE MAP FEST , various venues; Website
SCHEDULE FOR MORE LOCATIONS WITH EVENTS
June 29-Crossroads KC , 417 E 18th St, Kansas City, Missouri 64108; Doors: 5:30, Show: 6:00; All Ages; Crossroads KC Website
Grizzly Bear
Spoon
Greta Van Fleet
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
The Noise FM
Various Blonde
Y GOD Y
June 30-Crossroads KC ; Doors: 4:00, Show: 4:30; All Ages; Crossroads KC Website
Social Distortion
Built to Spill
Nikki Lane
Arron Lee Tasjan
Becca Mancari
Jade Jackson
Olivia Fox
Mess
Rachel Mallin & The Wild Type
The Sluts
Through July 1- Rodgers + Hammerstein’s
CINDERELLA ♪ , Starlight Theatre, 4600 Starlight Road, Kansas City, MO 64132; MAP ; Gate Time: 7:00pm, Show Time: 8:00pm; Broadway National Tour; kcstarlight.com
RESERVE DINING ONLINE
Tony Award®- winning Broadway musical
From the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific
Suitable for all audiences.
Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes, with intermission
SYNOPSIS:
Contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love – the pumpkin, glass slipper, masked ball and more – plus some surprising new twists!
Rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “ In My Own Little Corner ,” “ Impossible/It’s Possible ” and “ Ten Minutes Ago .”
TICKETS: Starlight Ticket Services ; TICKETS ONLINE / INFO ;
SEASON TICKETS : 816-363-7827
PARKING: $7 per vehicle for grass parking and $12 per vehicle for paved parking.
RESERVE PARKING ONLINE
Through July 1- ⚾ Kansas City ROYALS at Seattle Mariners (AL West); TV: FOX Sports KC; Website
Fri 9:10pm CDT
Sat 9:10pm CDT
Sun 3:10pm CDT
Through July 1- ⚾ Kansas City T-BONES at Cleburne Railroaders; Facebook Page ; Lil’ Chops Club Facebook ; www.tbonesbaseball.com
SCHEDULE
June 29-30-8:06pm
July 1-7:05pm
Through July 4- Parkville Fourth of July Fireworks and Festival ; Bring the entire family for a taste of good old-fashioned Americana! Our traditional salute to Independence Day includes pancakes for breakfast, a community parade, carnival rides, lots of food, fun, games, shopping, music and, of course, our fabulous fireworks finale; Main Street Parkville Association: 816-505-2227; ParkvilleEvents@gmail.com ; www.parkvillemo.org
Carnival Hours: Friday – 6:00-10:00pm
Saturday-Sunday – 12:00-10:00pm
Monday-Tuesday – 6:00-10:00pm
Wednesday – 11:00am-10:00pm
$25 wristband special 6:00-10:00pm nightly
July 4th Schedule of Activities
7:00-11:00am – Pancake Breakfast at American Legion
10:00am – Community Parade, starting at 63rd Street & Hwy 9, ending in Historic Downtown Parkville, Main Street
11:00am-10:00pm – Fun Times Show Carnival and Vendors
7:30pm – Parkville Symphonic Band, Park University, Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel
8:45pm – Falcon Sky Diving Exhibition, Platte Landing Park
6:00-9:45pm – Beer Garden
9:45pm – FIREWORKS !!! shot over Missouri River , Grigsby Field; MAP
SHUTTLE SERVICE
Tuesday, July 4, 6:00-11:00pm
Locations: South Platte Community Center & Park Hill South High School
Through July 4- Firecracker Days , Paradise Park, 1021 NE Colbern Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO. Register all week to win free Paradise Park door prizes! Bonus Fun Card points, Max Pak add-ons and delicious summer food specials are features that come with the purchase of a Max Pak Unlimited wristband all week long! Website
Through July 5- RESERVATIONS for
GERMANIA CLUB OF KANSAS CITY’S
BRATS, KNACKS & HOMEMADE PRETZELS !!! on July 7th , American Legion Hall, 7500 West 75th Street, Overland Park, Kansas; Map
Cocktails 6:00pm (Cash bar)
Dinner 7:00pm – $12.00
Come, Enjoy a Delicious Meal; Bring Your Friends and Family !!
Delicious BRATS and KNACKS
(with all the trimmings)
Tasty HOMEMADE PRETZELS
Potato Salad
Sauerkraut
Dessert
RESERVATIONS: by Thursday, July 5th; Call CINDY (913) 262-2291
www.germaniakc.org ; Facebook Page
Through July 6-(Fridays) LIVE! Pablo Sanhueza & His Salsa Band , InterContinental Kansas City At The Plaza, 401 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, Missouri 64112; NO COVER ; Pablo Sanhueza is Kansas City’s premier Salsa & Latin Jazz percussionist and bandleader. Since his arrival to Kansas City in 1996, he has distinguished
himself as one of the foremost exponents of Latin American and Caribbean music across the Midwest. 2018 marks the Fifteen years of presence as a bandleader in Salsa and Latin jazz through cultural immersion, preservation, and projecting the evolution of Latin Jazz in Kansas City; Facebook Page
Weekly Program as Follows:
Salsa Lesson 8-8:30pm
KCLJAS: 8:45-11pm
Through July 7- Flags for Freedom at the Merriam Marketplace, Irene B. French Community Center and along Merriam and Johnson Drive; More than 1,500 United States flags in perfect rows. Everyone is invited to stop by during the week around the Fourth of July to view an astonishing display that honors our nation; Chris Evans Hands: 913-384-5340; chris.evans.hands@gmail.com ; Website
★ Yellow ribbons are available for dedication for a suggested donation of $15.00 each. For more information regarding flag dedications click here .
SCHEDULE:
★ Saturday, June 30
Flag display set-up by volunteers (6am)
Merriam Farmers’ Market (7am-1pm)
Entertainment “Dudes” (10am)
★ Wednesday, July 4
American Legion Band of Greater Kansas City
in concert at Merriam Marketplace (1pm)
Food Vendors – Fresh & Tasty & KC-Ice Cream
★ Saturday, July 7
Flag Display Ends (10am)
Merriam Farmers’ Market (7am-1pm)
Face Painting Event
Through July 7- Theatre for Young America (TYA) presents
PETER PAN , H&R Block City Stage Theater, Union Station, Kansas City, 30 West Pershing, KCMO 64108; MAP ; Union Station Website
J.M. Barrie created the character Peter Pan in a novel in 1902 and later a stage play titled Peter Pan , or The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up , which premiered in London in 1904.
SYNOPSIS:
This classic adventure begins in the quiet home of the Darling children and ends up in Neverland with Peter Pan, Tinkerbell and a happy gang of boys and girls who never grow up. Danger, romance, magic and beauty appear and disappear like phantoms in a dream. Will these lost children stay lost or will they find the courage to grow up?
TICKETS: General Admission $11; TICKETS ONLINE
Through July 8- SINATRA’S SONGWRITER ♪ , Quality Hill Playhouse, 303 West 10 Street Kansas City, MO 64105; MAP ; The Genius of Sammy Cahn, the Pen behind the Voice; www.qualityhillplayhouse.com
TICKET INFORMATION
BOX OFFICE: 303 W. 10th Street; Mon-Thurs 10am-5pm; Fri 10am-1pm; 816.421.1700 – phone lines are also open evenings and weekends on performance days; Season Tickets and some special offers are not available online; MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express
• SINGLE SHOW Tickets : call box office OR SINGLE SHOW Tickets ONLINE ; $3.00 per ticket convenience fee
• GROUP Discounts ; Berni Riley: 816.421.1700; briley@QualityHillPlayhouse.com
Through July 31- Independence Popsicles in the Park , 8 different Independence Parks; 6:30-8:00pm; FREE admission, fun family event; Bring the family out and meet your neighbors at this summer family favorite!!! A variety of performers will join us each week; and of course, enjoy free popsicles! 816.325.7115; 816.325.7843; FaceBook Page ; Website
6/19/2018-Cler-Mont School Park, 19009 E. Susquehanna Ridge; music by Dino O’Dell and a puppet show by Piccadilly Productions
6/26/2018-George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Rd.; music by Janie Next Door and a performance by Wicked Liars – Comedy & Magic
7/10/2018-Santa Fe Park, 2731 S. Santa Fe Rd.; music by Janie Next Door and a puppet show by Priscilla Howe
7/17/2018-Bundschu Park, 11400 E 9th Street; music by Drum Safari and a performance by Wicked Liars – Comedy & Magic
7/24/2018-Fairmount Park, 300 N. Home Ave.; music by Dino O’Dell and a performance by Wicked Liars – Comedy & Magic
7/31/2018-Hill Park, 2201 S. Maywood Avenue; music by Janie Next Door and a puppet show by Priscilla Howe
Through Aug 2- REGISTRATION DEADLINE for the Third Annual
Run For the Raptors on August 4 , Lakeside Nature Center, 4701 E. Gregory Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64132; MAP ; 7:30am; 816-513-8960; folnc@crn.org ; KC Parks Website ; Lakeside Nature Center Website
5K Walk/Run 6.7 Mile Trail Run ; A challenging and beautiful 5K set in the wooded dirt track of the Swope Trails, designed and built by Heartland Outside. During the run, you will encounter limestone rocky outcroppings as you meander through a mature Oak/Hickory forest. Give yourself a chance to explore one of the nicest trail systems in the city.
Raising funds to help build new and improved housing for Lakeside’s educational raptors (birds of prey)
REGISTER ONLINE HERE
Through Aug 10- Jacomo Summer Camp , Kemper Outdoor Education Center, 8201 S. Jasper Bell, Blue Springs, MO 64015; TEN weekly themed sessions start June 4! ages 6-13; 9:00am-3:45pm Monday-Friday, Extended hours 6:45am-5:45pm; Fee scale. Pre-registration required; 816-229-8980; kemper@jacksongov.org ; Website
SINCE 1977.
Giving Kids a Summer They’ll Never Forget!
Take the plunge and discover the fun of the Jacomo Summer Camp! Each day is an adventure with canoeing, swimming, archery, fishing, kayaking, hiking, nature study, arts and crafts, science projects and field trips.
Through Aug 11- FREE CONCERTS ON THE SQUARE , Town Square of Zona Rosa, 8640 N Dixson Ave, Kansas City, MO 64153; MAP ; 6:30-8:30pm; Cool music at Zona Rosa makes those hot summer nights more enjoyable, so grab your lawn chair and come enjoy a FREE concert on the square; (816) 587-8180; www.zonarosa.com
SCHEDULE
THURSDAYS – Jazz
June 28 – Molly Hammer Quartet
July 5 – Bram Wijnands Trio
July 12 – Tom’s Town
July 19 – Hot Club KC
July 26 – Todd Wilkinson Quartet
Aug 2 – Eboni Fondren Quartet
Aug 9 – New Red Onion Jazz Babies
FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS – We Mix It Up!
June 29 – Levee Town
June 30 – M 80’s (80’s tribute band)
July 6 – Valentine & The Knights
July 7 – Lyin’ Eyes (Eagles tribute band)
July 13 – Tracy Allison
July 14 – Midnight Rodeo
July 20 – Seaworthy
July 21 – State Line Drive
July 27 – Connie Hawkins and the Blueswreckers
July 28 – Queens of Country (Pop country/top 40’s tribute band)
Aug 3 – The Brew
Aug 4 – The Good Fuzz
Aug 10 – Mudflap Mafia
Aug 11 – Flashback to Chicago (Chicago tribute band)
Through Aug 18- Events at Loose Park Garden Center , 5200 Pennsylvania , Kansas City, MO 64112; Website
June 30- Bonsai Society of GKC Master Weekend Class ; 9am-5pm;
July 1- Bonsai Society of GKC Master Class ; 9am-5pm
July 10- Ikebana Class ; 10am-Noon
July 21- Bonsai Society of GKC Free Exhibit and Demonstration Workshop ; 9am-4pm
July 24- Ikebana Class ; 10am-Noon
Aug 11-12- KC Cactus and Succulent Society Show and Sale
Saturday 9am-5pm
Sunday 11am-4pm
Aug 18- Mo Kan Daylily Society Sale ; 8:30am-3:30pm
Through Sept 1- 1st Saturdays at
Shoal Creek Living History Museum , 7000 Northeast Barry Road, Kansas City, MO 64156; 10:00am-3:00pm; FREE admission ; Shoal Creek Re-enactors bring the village to life with Gunfighters, Outlaws, Civil War Soldiers, and Mountain Men roaming the streets. Enjoy family fun activities and historical demonstrations of life in Missouri during the 19th century. Skits and gunfights throughout the day. Shop the Mercantile and visit the newspaper office located in the Crossroads Inn; Website
July 7
August 4
September 1
Through Sept 3- Jackson County’s Beaches ; Adults $5; Children & Seniors $4; Family Passes Available; Sandy beaches, certified lifeguards, restrooms and shower facilities; Scott Hall, (816) 503-4878
Longview Lake Beach: MAP : 816-767-0727; Website
NEW THIS SUMMER at Longview Lake Beach!!
Rowdy Ribbits Water Sports Park ; FEES: $20 per hour with beach admission; Rowdy Ribbits Website ; 816-503-4878
Blue Springs Lake Beach: MAP : 816-795-0822; Website
DAILY HOURS for both beaches : 11am-7pm (7 days a week)
Exceptions:
July 13 and August 10: Longview Lake Beach will close at 6 pm for Silver Screen on the Sand
August 4 – Longview Lake Beach will be closed for a special event
August 12-Sept 3: Open Weekends Only, 11am-7pm
Through Sept 14- MOVIES IN THE PARK , Electric Park, 93rd Street and Loiret Boulevard, Lenexa, KS (unless noted otherwise); Dusk: movie begins; Website
July 25- Grease (rated PG); 8pm – live music
Aug 10- Footloose (rated PG); 8pm – live music
Sept 14- Mary Poppins (original, rated G); 5:30pm – lawn games, including giant Jenga, giant Ker-Plunk, ladder ball and washers
Through Sept 21-Fourth year of
Food Truck Fridays at
Union Cemetery , 227 E. 28th Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64108; MAP ; 11:00am-1:30pm; A benefit for The Union Cemetery Historical Society
Come enjoy a tasty and affordable lunch in downtown’s most peaceful park space; 2017 article in the Kansas City Star
July 20
August 17
September 2 1
Through Sept 23- LENEXA OUTDOOR CONCERT SERIES , Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park (87th Street Parkway & Lackman Road), FREE admission; Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and picnic dinner and enjoy a variety of music; Website
Sept 16 – Keaton Conrad (Solo artist playing indie rock, pop, some jazz and hip hop influence); 5pm
Sept 23 – The Recliners (Classic rock cover band playing radio hits from the late 60s through the 70s); 6pm
Through Oct 13- SOUNDS ON THE SQUARE , Linden Square, 602 N. 70th St., Gladstone, MO 64118; MAP ; All concerts begin at 7pm and are family friendly; Bring a blanket or lawn chair for seating. You may bring in outside food and non-alcoholic beverages. No outside alcohol is allowed, but No. 9 Saloon will have a pop-up bar for alcohol purchases; https://www.lindensquare.info/sounds-on-the-square
6/29 – Phillip Michaels Band
7/13 – Cherry Bomb
7/20 – Switch
7/21 – Rattle and Hum
7/27 – Midnight Rodeo
8/10 – Oasis
8/17 – Moats Brothers
8/18 – Elton John Experience
8/24 – One Night Stand
8/31 – Scott Peery Band
9/7 – Cherry Bomb
9/14 – Women of Rock
9/15 – Kc Latin and Jazz Allstars
9/21 – Lyin’ Eyes
9/28 – Ramblin Fever
10/13 – Steamboat Bandits / Signal Ridge / Outlaw Jim
Through Oct 13- Summer Concert Series , KCPL District at KC Live! Concerts start at 7:00pm; Free, unless noted otherwise; under the age of 21, you must be accompanied by an adult; after 9:00pm, you must be 21+; Website
The Miller Lite Hot Country Nights ; 7pm
June 28-Whiskey Myers
July 5-Travis Martin
July 12-Lee Brice
July 19-Casey Donahew
July 26-LANCO
Aug 2-Bill Currington
Aug 9-Granger Smith
Aug 16-Girls with Guitars with Ashley McBryde and Jillian Jacqueline
Aug 23-Randy Rogers Band
Coors Light Block Party ; 8pm
July 13-Stoney LaRue
July 20-Blues Traveler
Sept 7-Matt and Kim
Urbana ; 4pm; A true downtown Kansas City summer experience
July 1
Aug 5
Sprint Family Fun Days ; 11am
July 14-When I Grow Up
Aug 11-Ahoy Mate! Pirates and Mermaid Summer Fun
Sept 8-Calling all lil’ super heroes and princesses!
Oct 13-
KC Beer Fest ; 3pm
Sept 15-The Midwest’s Premiere Craft Brew Festival
Through Oct 25- Yappy Hour , KC Bier Co, 310 W 79th St, Kansas City, Missouri 64114; 6:00-8:00pm; a delicious way to help homeless pets! KC Bier Co is partnering with Brookside Barkery & Bath, @HopMavens, and Beer Paws for a drink-to-donate fundraiser event.
$1 per spezial biers ordered will be donated, as well as a portion of the Beer Paws sales. Bring your dogs out to our canine-friendly Biergarten and let’s pawty! Kid Friendly Facebook Page
4th Thursday of every month:
July 26 • Aug 23 • Sept 27 • Oct 25
Through Oct 27- Events at Lakeside Nature Center , 4701 E. Gregory Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64132; MAP ; 816-513-8960; KC Parks Website ; Lakeside Nature Center Website
ANIMAL ASSISTANCE
If you have a native Missouri animal in need, please call the Center 816-513-8960 and leave a message. You will be contacted shortly and given instructions on what to do.
CLOSURE ALERT: Lakeside Nature Center will be closed to the public June 18–29 for renovations. The hospital will remain open to intake wildlife.
DONATIONS NEEDED:
The Nature Center needs dog food (both dry and canned), cat food (both dry and canned), black oil sunflower seed, raw peanuts, and Niger seed. Towels of all sizes are always needed in the hospital. Please drop off your donations at the center. Check the wish list page for other items the center needs.
July 7 • July 21 • August 18 • Sept 15 • Sept 29 • Oct 13 and Oct 27
– Hike Swope Park with a Naturalist ; FLYER
July 21- Kids, Water, Bugs, Fish
Aug 4- Run For the Raptors ; benefit for new and improved housing for Lakeside’s educational raptors (birds of prey)
Aug 18- What’s out at Night ; 10am-2pm
Sept 15- Wilma, the Ornate Box Turtle’s Birthday Party ; She doesn’t look a year over 70!
Oct 13- Magic Woods ; 4-9pm; $5 per person, children under 3 are free
Through Dec 1 (every first Saturday of the month)-
Browne’s Irish Breakfast , Browne’s Irish Marketplace, 3300 Pennsylvania Ave, Kansas City, Missouri 64111; 8:00-11:00am; Kid Friendly; Facebook Page ; brownesirishmarket.com
• A traditional fry: Rashers, Bangers, Eggs, Potatoes, tomatoes, beans, Barry’s Tea, The Roasterie Kansas City Air Roasted Coffee & juice, Brownes breads.
• Blood pudding on request.
• We offer meatless and child‘s plates also.
From the bar:
Irish coffee, Boru Vodka Bloody Mary, Mimosa, Emerald Screwdriver, Kerrygold Irish Cream
These are great days to meet a new friend, enjoy some music… something different every time. If you can’t be in Ireland, Browne’s is the next best place!
Through Dec 8-(every Second Saturday of each month)
All Patriots Breakfast Fundraiser , Lee’s Summit VFW, Jack Ray Post 5789, 329 SE Douglas St, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063; 8:00-11:00am; Please come out and support us, so we can support our Veterans; Facebook Page
MENU: Pancakes, Eggs, Biscuits, Gravy, Sausage, Fruit, Coffee, Milk, & OJ
To fund-raise for our General Funds account that is used to support local Veterans
$7.00 (kids under 10 yrs are $5.00)
Through Dec (Every Monday)-
Jazzbo’s One-Man Band , Jazz (a Louisiana Kitchen), 1823 West 39th Street, Kansas City, MO 64111; MAP ; 6-9pm every Monday night; (816) 531-5556; Jazz Kitchen Website ; Jazzbo’s Facebook Page
Bill “Jazzbo” Hargrave studied at University of Missouri-Kansas City’s Conservatory of Music .
He’s great with kids and went to clown school at Penn Valley Community College, attending a few clown camps, too. He learned about makeup, costuming, balloon and parlor tricks – standard clown fare, except for one thing. “I didn’t learn how to ride a unicycle,” he said.
This seasoned musician also plays the conch shell . the different sounds are made by sticking his hand in and out of the shell. His repertoire includes jazz and blues stuff, including Miles Davis and Duke Ellington. He can also play “ Riders On the Storm ,” complete with rolling thunder claps
SCHEDULE
Through Dec-
The Centennial of World War I,
observed internationally from 2014 through 2018
The National World War I
Museum and Memorial , 2 Memorial Drive, Kansas City, Missouri 64108;
THURSDAYS AT 2:30pm – Museum Tour , Complimentary with paid admission; Sign-up on Thursdays at the Museum ticketing window; Space is limited on a first come, first serve basis; Explore the Main Gallery with one of our knowledgeable Museum Guides on a tour
SATURDAYS AT 11am – Hands-on History , Near Paul Sunderland Glass Bridge; Complimentary with paid admission; History is brought to life in this family‑friendly program in which kids of all ages are invited to handle Great War artifacts.
2018 KC PARKS Spring and Summer Fun Guide
UNION STATION , 30 West Pershing, KCMO 64108; MAP ; Admission to the Union Station building is FREE, but there is a charge for most attractions; (816) 460-2020; www.unionstation.org ; EVENTS CALENDAR ; TICKETS ONLINE
MODEL RAILROAD EXPERIENCE FREE for all Union Station visitors!! What does 8,000 square feet of toy trains look like? From tiny N-scale model trains to the big G-scale giants of the model train world
REGNIER EXTREME SCREEN THEATRE ; TICKETS ONLINE
• Seats 440 for 2D movies and 380 for 3D movies
• MDI silver screen, 80 feet by 53 feet
• Two 4K digital DCI-compliant Barco projector
• Two lenses with 6.6K lamps
• GDC 4K digital server
• Three 9-foot-tall JBL stage speakers behind the screen
June 15-July 5 – INCREDIBLES 2
2D Prices: General Admission $5 (12:30pm only), Adults $8, Children $7
Showtimes: 12:30pm, 6:30pm
3D Prices: Adults $10, Children $9
Showtimes: 3:30pm
YOUR PREHISTORIC ADVENTURE BEGINS JULY 3RD
July 3-Jan 6-
DINOSAURS REVEALED:
Journey Across America , Bank of America Gallery; Photos are not only allowed, but encouraged! Website
Join us on this fascinating journey back to prehistoric time. A time when dinosaurs ruled and roamed the earth. A time when the world as we know it was being violently and radically transformed . . . forever! Travel back 252 million years as we reveal dinosaurs that inhabited what is now North America (this prehistoric drama played out in our own backyards!) You will dig deep into life during the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. Learn about the very latest dinosaur discoveries and hear from scientists who will change the way you’ve always thought about these remarkable creatures. But that’s only the beginning…
➤ DIFFERENT FROM THE BIG TRAVELING SHOWS: It will be self-produced and it will rest largely on local expertise . The KU Paleontological Institute and the MU-Kansas City’s School for Geosciences and Paleontology have world-class collections, knowledge and content that will give ‘Dinosaurs Revealed’ a true local flavor.
➤ ANIMATRONICS : Brings you face-to-face with 26 moving life-sized dinosaur models; See them move, hear them roar and experience their complexity and vast diversity. Even as science refines dinosaur knowledge, including details as to the positions of their nostrils to aspects as perplexing as the color of their feathers – there is so much more yet to discover.
➤ PALEONTOLOGIST HANGOUT: Meet real dinosaur hunters who’ve led real expeditions. Walk through the most prolific North American dinosaur dig sites and learn what it takes to reveal and recover fossilized remains. Examine two massive full body skeletons, dozens of actual fossils and get hands-on digging for new evidence.
➤ “HALL OF SKULLS” – a time trip through the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods in North America.
➤ INTERACT with a 3D augmented reality volcano, dinosaur tracks, puzzles and more.
HOURS: plan to spend at least 60 minutes exploring this exhibition; Last tickets are to be sold 60 minutes prior to exhibition closing.
Summer | July 3-Sept 3
Monday – Friday: 10am-6pm
Saturday: 10am-7pm
Sunday: 10am-5pm
Fall/Winter | Sept 4 – Jan 6
Monday – Friday: 10am-5pm
Saturday: 10am-7pm
Sunday: 11am-5pm
TICKETS: (*Excludes taxes and fees)
General Admission
Weekday: $15*
Weekend: $17.95*
VIP Voucher – Adds the flexibility to visit exhibition any time. Adult or Child: $20*
Union Station Member Pricing – $12.50*
TICKETS ONLINE
Group Tickets for 15 or more. Book a school field trip or company event today!
Group – Adult: $12.50*
Group – Children: $9*
Purchase a Dinosaurs Revealed ticket and add a Science City visit at a reduced rate:
General Admission: $8.00*
Groups (15+): $5.00*
H&R BLOCK CITY STAGE ; TICKETS ONLINE
a live performance venue equipped with sophisticated sound and lighting systems and audio visual technology, providing the ideal location for business presentations, seminars and live entertainment.
ALL NEW ARVIN GOTTLIEB PLANETARIUM !!! –
Light-years of improvement:
♦ Dual-4K RSA Cosmos projection system
♦ 5.1 surround sound system
♦ 150 brand-new custom dome recliners
♦ Audience area fully accessible with ramps, companion seating, booster seats, and giant bean-bag chairs
♦ The Midwest’s most detailed and clear 360-degree views of the cosmos.
♦ The new system delivers 11-times the resolution, over 5-times higher contrast ratio and up to 3-times greater brightness than the previous system. Get in under the 60-foot-diameter dome, and get ready for a 3D trip projection!
–General admission $7.00 (all ages); Union Station Members FREE; One of the largest planetariums in the Midwest. Combining interactive astronomy education with spectacular public shows and night sky viewing opportunities
–The mission of Science City is to help motivate young people to become interested in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. Astronomy, in many ways, is the biggest science of all.
SCIENCE CITY – Adults $13.50; Youth (3-12) $11.50; Senior (60+) $13.50; Union Station Members FREE; Science City Map ; Features interactive exhibits and offers a hands-on experience that’s so much fun you won’t realize how much you’re learning. Train to be an astronaut, dig for fossils, or ride a bicycle 30 feet off the ground, there’s a whole world of discovery waiting to be explored in Science City!
💲THE MONEY MUSEUM , Federal Reserve Bank Of Kansas City, 1 Memorial Drive, Kansas City, Missouri 64198; FREE admission ; Learn about the economy through our hands-on exhibits for all ages; Cameras welcome, but please…no photos of our security equipment, personnel or Cash operations.; 816-881-2683; KCMoneyMuseum@kc.frb.org ; Website
💲 VALID PHOTO ID Required for guests 18+:
U.S. residents: State issued ID or passport
International guests: Valid passport
X-ray screening and metal detection are required for all visitors.
💲 HOURS
9:30am-4pm Monday-Friday; Closed on weekends and Bank holidays. (We will be closed on April 6, 2017.)
💲 SELF-GUIDED TOURS
Walk-in guests are welcome any time. Reservations are not required. Our free, walk-in experience allows you to see all of the exhibits and use our audio and iPad guided tour options.
💲 GUIDED TOURS
Guided tours are available to student groups with 12-50 attendees and require 15-day of advance registration. To schedule a tour, complete our
tour form .
Every Saturday and Sunday- Year-Round !!
City Market Farmers’ Market , 20 E. 5th Street, Suite 201, Kansas City, MO 64106; MAP ; thecitymarket.org
March – October:
Saturdays: 6:00am-3:00pm; Sundays: 8:00am-3:00pm
November – February
Saturdays: 7:00am-3:00pm; Sundays: 8:00am-3:00pm
Rain or shine, the region’s largest farmers’ market can be found at the City Market. More than 140 vendor stalls burst with bedding plants, fruits, vegetables, herbs, fresh baked goods and other sweets, cut flowers and crafts made by local artisans; the finest produce and many organic foods all fresh from Missouri and the surrounding region.
Great benefits and value can be found here while also supporting local farmers.
July 2- Red Cross BLOOD DRIVE ; Emergency need for blood and platelets; Access RapidPass (must be done day of donation); www.redcrossblood.org
Elm Grove Baptist Church
15774 Linwood Rd.
Bonner Springs, KS 66012
3:00-7:00pm
July 2- U.S. Air Force Band of Mid-America
“Shades of Blue” , Mulberry Lake, 4100 N. Mulberry Dr, Kansas City, MO; 7-9pm; Enjoy a live FREE patriotic concert! Website
July 2-4- ⚾ Kansas City ROYALS vs Cleveland Indians (AL Central), Kauffman Stadium, 1 Royal Way, Kansas City, Missouri 64129; TV: FOX Sports KC; Website ; TICKETS ONLINE
Mon 7:15pm CDT; Price Chop Monday
Tue 7:15pm CDT; T-Shirt Tuesday
Wed 7:15pm CDT; Independence Day; a pregame concert featuring Hi-lux, with Independence Day FIREWORKS following the game
July 2-4- ⚾ Kansas City T-BONES vs Sioux Falls Canaries at CommunityAmerica Ballpark, 1800 Village W Pkwy, Kansas City, KS 66111; MAP ; 8:05pm; FUN..WELL DONE !!! Facebook Page ; Lil’ Chops Club Facebook ; www.tbonesbaseball.com
SCHEDULE
July 3- Red Cross BLOOD DRIVE ; Emergency need for blood and platelets; Access RapidPass (must be done day of donation); www.redcrossblood.org
American Legion Post 58
2607 NE 92 Hwy
Smithville, MO 64089
11:00am-3:00pm
Museum at Prairiefire
5801 W 135th St
Overland Park, KS 66224
10:00am-4:00pm
July 3-
INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS
in the area:
KANSAS CITY, MO
★ 2nd Annual
18th & Vine Fourth of July Celebration , The Great Lawn, Gregg/ Klice Community Center, 1600 John Buck O’Neil Way
Kansas City, MO 64108; 7:00-10:00pm; FREE music and FIREWORKS ! Hosted by Congressman Emanuel Cleaver II; Website
KEARNEY, MO
★ Fireworks in Kearney , Kearney Amphitheatre, 3001 N Highway 33, Kearney, MO; 7:30-10pm; Concert Begins at 7:30pm; FIREWORKS Begin at 9:30pm; Fireworks music on 96.9 FM. FREE Admission, Parking, and Inflatable Attractions for Children. Concessions Available for Purchase; Website
LEE’S SUMMIT, MO
★ Legacy Blast , Legacy Park, 1201-1501 NE Legacy Park Dr, Lee’s Summit, MO; 5-10pm; Enjoy a fun-filled event with concessions, FREE face-painting, balloon artists, and bounce houses for kids 12 and under. FIREWORKS start around 9:30pm; Facebook Page
INDEPENDENCE, MO
★ Independence Day Celebration : Independence, MO, Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Pageant Grounds & Mormon Visitor Center, 937 W. Walnut, Independence, MO; 7-10pm; Enjoy a great night of FREE , family-friendly fun; Attendees will also find snacks and non-alcoholic beverages this year; Please note: alcohol, animals and outside fireworks are prohibited. No outside coolers will be allowed on the event grounds; Website
Gates will open at 6pm
entertainment will start at 7pm
FIREWORKS will start at approximately 9:30pm, accompanied by the Spirit of Independence Concert Band
LIBERTY, MO
★ Liberty Fest ; 6-9pm at Fountain Bluff Sports Complex, 2200 Old State Hwy 210, Liberty, MO. FREE Family Fun Activities. DJ, Inflatables, Face Painting, Balloon Animals, Lawn Games, Temporary Tattoos, Fishing in the Stocked Ponds – a limited number of poles and bait will be available to use; Please remember: no open fires or grills, no pets, no personal fireworks and no outside alcohol are permitted; www.liberty4thfest.com
8-10pm – Live Music from Lost Wax.
10pm – FIREWORKS !!
ROELAND PARK, KS
★ Independence Day Fireworks : Westwood; 8-10pm at St. Agnes Athletic Field, 5250 Mission Rd, Roeland Park, KS. FIREWORKS will begin at dusk. Attendees are encouraged to walk to this event, as parking space is limited. In case of inclement weather, this event will be held on July 6th at the same location and time; Website
July 4-Independence Day !!
July 4- Red, White & Zoo , the Kansas City Zoo, 6800 Zoo Dr, Kansas City, Missouri 64132; Website
July 4- INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS
in the area:
KANSAS CITY, MO
★ Four on the 4th , Garry Gribble’s Running Sports, 8600 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO; 6-9am; Throw on that red, white, and blue, this 4th of July and participate in Uncle Sam’s favorite race! Enjoy running/walking 4 beautiful miles of America along ward parkway as we celebrate Independence Day! Participants receive great tech shirts, festive giveaways. patriotic snacks, and finisher medals as bold and as charming as the American dream! Website
★ KC RiverFest , Berkley Riverfront Park, Kansas City, MO; 4-10pm; Admission $5, kids 12 and under free. KC RiverFest is the premiere Independence Day celebration in our nation. Located at Richard L. Berkley Riverfront, KC RiverFest has become “Kansas City’s Riverfront Tradition,” known as the only place in Kansas City to celebrate the Fourth of July. Enjoy an afternoon of entertainment including live music, kid activities, street performers, all the food, and of course, FIREWORKS ! kcriverfest.com
★ Worlds of Fun , 4545 Worlds of Fun Dr, Kansas City, MO.
BBQ and Fireworks at Worlds of Fun
a BBQ dinner, family entertainment, live music and FIREWORKS at 10pm
Military Day at Worlds of Fun
Worlds of Fun wants to thank the men and women who have served and who are currently serving in our country’s military. Veterans of the American Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard receive complimentary admission to Worlds of Fun on the 4th of July. Complimentary tickets are available for active duty, reserve, or retired military (with honorable or medical discharge) and government issued ID. Veterans or active military members only will receive complimentary admission to Worlds of Fun, with the option to purchase up to six (6) discounted tickets for immediate family members. Please present valid government issued ID at any ticket sales window located at the Worlds of Fun or Oceans of Fun main entrance in order to receive your free tickets for military service, and to purchase military discount tickets for immediate family
GLADSTONE, MO
★ Independence Day Celebration , Oak Grove Park, NE 76th St. and N. Troost, Gladstone, MO; 7-10pm; The Evening Begins at 7:00pm with concert with Mango Yango (Scotty Yates) followed by a concert by the North Star Community Band, presentation of Colors and a magnificent FIREWORKS display at dusk; Website
PARKVILLE, MO
★ July 4th Celebration includes a pancake breakfast, a community parade, carnival rides, food, fun, games, shopping, music and, of course, our fabulous FIREWORKS finale.
Parade at 10:00am, starting at 63rd Street and Hwy 9 and ending in Historic Downtown Parkville; Website
SMITHVILLE, MO
★ FIREWORKS display at dusk on the water at Smithville Lake Dam; Smith Fork Park is located at 1601 DD Hwy.
OAK GROVE, MO
★ FIREWORKS after dark at Bent Oak Park, 1300 Southeast 30th St.
PLEASANT HILL, MO
★ FIREWORKS display at Skyline Field, 1300 Myrtle Street, Pleasant Hill, Missouri, 64080
WESTON, MO
★ July 4th Celebration , Historic Main Street District, Weston, MO; 10am-10pm; Have fun with some old fashion patriotic spirit; Main Street will be closed to traffic and parking until after the parade; You may not bring alcohol to this event; Facebook Page ; Platte Co Website ; Weston Website
10am – Hometown Parade featuring old cars, tractors, and firetrucks
11am – Family Fun on Main Street (following parade): music, food, games, splash zone and a community lunch; lunches will be available for purchase or you can bring your own picnic basket; free ice cream provided by the Weston MO Chamber of Commerce until 3pm
11am-1:30pm – DJ on Main Street – Rob Groebe
11:30am – Pass the Water Relay
12pm – Sponge Toss Relay
12:30pm – Hole in the Bucket Relay
1:15pm – Watermelon- Eating Contest
6pm – music on Main Street, provided by DJ Alan Lintner
6-8pm – Free Snow Cones, provided by Holladay Distillery
6-10pm – McCormick’s on Main satellite bar, 400 block of Main Street
8pm – Basket Auction
8:30pm – Military Recognition – 400 block of Main Street
Star Spangled Banner immediately following – presented by Michael Coakley
9:45pm – FIREWORKS OVER WESTON, presented by Weston Masonic Lodge #53. The fireworks will be shot from the bottoms across the railroad tracks and will be visible at many locations around town, including the soccer field, Benner Park, Sharps Market, Trex Mart, City Hall Parking lot, The BunkHouse, and of course Main Street in downtown Weston.
PLATTE CITY, MO
★ Platte City’s Annual Independence Day, Platte Ridge Park, 17130 371 HWY, Platte City, MO; 9:30-10:30pm; FIREWORKS Display approximately 9pm depending on darkness. There will be a shuttle by bus starting 8pm from Harrel Ferrel Parking Lot to Platte Ridge Park throughout the evening; Website
LEE’S SUMMIT, MO
★ Independence Day at Missouri Town 1855 , 8010 E. Park Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO; 9am-4:30pm; Adults: $7.00; Youth 5-13 and Seniors: $4.00; Under 5: Free; Experience the festivities as the Missouri Town staff and volunteers celebrate America’s Independence. Patriotic speeches, children’s games, period cooking, dancing, and militia marches are a few of the many interpretive activities. Everyone is invited to march down the main road in the traditional Missouri Town Independence Parade! 816-229-8980; Website
PRAIRIE VILLAGE, KS
★ Village Fest , 7700 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS; Website
7:30am – Pancake Breakfast ($5/plate) supplied by Chris Cakes.
9:00am-1:00pm: Children’s Parade – bring your bikes, trikes, wagons and roller skates! No registration required.
Tornado ride, Quad jump, Trackless train, Child Craft center, Inflatable slides, Bounce houses, Face painting, Wacky hair, Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Clement McCrae Puppets, Mr. Bones
Spirit Award Ceremony
Displays and demonstrations by Police and Fire District #2
Classic car show and VillageFest Crafters
LIVE MUSIC throughout the day
LEAWOOD, KS
★ July 4th Celebration , Leawood City Park, 10601 Lee Boulevard, Leawood, KS; 6-10pm; Celebration brings to the community. Leawood City Park will be the site for a variety of new and traditional family festivities. Enjoy some great entertainment, participate in games and enjoy a variety of food vendors; Website
SCHEDULE
Inflatables – 6:00-9:30pm
Face Painting, Roving Entertainment – 6:30-8:30pm
Musical Entertainment by “HotHouse” – 7:30-9:30pm
FIREWORKS – 9:45pm
OVERLAND PARK, KS
★ Star Spangled Spectacular , Corporate Woods Founders’ Park, 9711 W. 109th St., Overland Park, KS 66210; 5:00-10:00pm; FREE admission; Bring your lawn chair or a picnic blanket (No pop-up tents or canopies will be allowed); attracts thousands each year thanks to its 25-minute FIREWORKS show , live music, activities for kids and more; Food trucks will be on hand all evening; If you want to bring your dog and they aren’t bothered by fireworks, please remember they need to stay leashed even if they are small or well behaved; Julie Bilyea: 913-344-8656; julie.bilyea@opkansas.org ; Website
SCHEDULE
5:00pm – Park opens for event
6:00pm – Overland Park Civic Band performs
8:00pm – The Elders , a local Celtic rock band, perform
Approximately 9:45pm – FIREWORKS begin
Rain date – July 5 (fireworks only, no concessions or live music)
★ Celebrating the 4th at the Farm , Deanna Rose Children‘s Farmstead, 13800 Switzer Rd., Overland Park, KS; 9am-Noon; This is a great way to get the entire family involved in some patriotic fun. Patriotic attire welcome. Bring your decorated bike and ride in the parade; Website
LENEXA, KS
★ Lenexa Freedom Run , Old Town Lenexa, Lenexa, KS; 7-9am; $25 when you register before May 31, $30 from June 1 to July 3, $35 on race day. 913.477.7100. We’re celebrating the 40th year of Freedom Run! Come join 1,600 of your closest friends and start your Independence Day off with a 5K or 10K. This is a family-friendly event celebrating our country’s independence. We welcome runners, walkers and strollers in the race; Website
★ Community Days Parade , Old Town Lenexa, Lenexa, KS; 10-11am; The Community Days Parade is an annual hometown tradition that draws thousands to Old Town to celebrate Independence Day. Our parade is one of the longest Fourth of July parades in the Kansas City area; Website
OLATHE, KS
★ Olathe’s 1860s Independence Day Celebration , Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm, 1200 E. Kansas City Road, Olathe, Kansas, 66061; 10am-4pm; All activities included with regular site admission: $7/adults, $5/children ages 5-11, under 4 are free; Independence Day in the 1860s was the biggest holiday of the year! Take a stagecoach ride, see what is cooking on the cookstove and meet Uncle Sam!
Other activities:
A Reading of the Declaration of Independence at 11am and 1pm followed by a cannon firing.
Sing patriotic songs such as Hail Columbia! and more at 12pm & 2pm followed by a cannon firing.
Celebrate the heroes of 1776 by making a paper hat!
Pie, ice cream and root beer floats for sale
★ Red, White & Blue , College Boulevard Activity Complex (CBAC), 11031 S. Valley Parkway, Olathe, KS; 9-10:30pm; Spectators are encouraged to arrive early and be prepared for high traffic volumes.
PARKING: Olathe Northwest High School (21300 College Boulevard), Meadow Lane Elementary (21880 College Boulevard), College Boulevard Activity Center (11031 S. Valley Parkway), Prairie Trail Middle School, as well as CBAC athletic fields, stadium FIREWORKS approx. 9:45pm
GARDNER, KS
★ 4th of July Celebration at the Pool , Gardner Aquatic Center, 215 N. Center St., Gardner, KS; 11am-6pm; Enjoy treats and giveaways to the first 200 people to enter. In honor of July 4th, the Gardner Aquatic Center will be letting all military with valid ID and veterans in for free! Website
★ July 4th Celebration , Celebration Park, 32501 W. 159th St., Gardner, KS 66030; Enjoy food vendors, out of this world bounce houses, face painting, portable zip lines (minimum weight for zip lines is 70lbs, max 250lbs), interactive entertainment and one of the best fireworks displays in the area! Website
SCHEDULE
3:30pm – Entertainment begins
Live music featuring Jerrod Niemann, Runaway June, returning favorite Big Time Grain Company and newcomer Rachel Louise Taylor.
10:00pm – FIREWORKS Show
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons requiring accommodations in attending any City events should contact the City Clerk’s Office at 913-856-0939 a minimum of one week prior to the event or fill out the online form
STILWELL, KS
★ 4th of July Parade & Fireworks , Stilwell, KS; Facebook Page ; Website
SCHEDULE
5pm – Parade Registration and Line Up (192nd Street). Decorate your bike, golf cart, build a float and register to be in the parade.
6pm – Stilwell Community Parade. Parade Route in Stilwell (192nd Street; South on Metcalf; East on 199th; North on Broadway; East on Delaware) – Judges Stand will be across from near Stilwell Elementary School.
9:30pm – FIREWORKS Display.
DESOTO, KS
★ July 4th Celebration Riverfest Park, 33440 W 79th St, De Soto, Kansas 66018; The food and the Good Sam Club Band performs at 7pm and the FIREWORKS display is at 9:45pm
LEAVENWORTH, KS
★ Fourth of July Celebration , Merritt Lake, Grant Ave., Ft. Leavenworth, KS 66027; The celebration begins with concessions, games and a concert, ‘Salute to the Union’ at 8pm and FIREWORKS at dusk over Merritt Lake
TOPEKA, KS
★ Spirit of Kansas Blues Festival , Reynolds Lodge, Lake Shawnee, Topeka, KS; 10am-11pm; Opening ceremonies begin shortly before 11:00am, and music continues until dark. A spectacular FIREWORKS display then lights up the sky, sponsored by Capitol-Federal Savings and Loan. FREE admission! Attendees may bring shade tents (there will be a designated area), coolers/food, blankets and chairs. Food Trucks and Arts and Crafts vendors are in the area. Please, for safety reasons, NO GRILLS are allowed in the festival area.
July 4-Real Salt Lake vs ⚽ SPORTING Kansas City , Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy; 9:00-11:00pm CT; Broadcast: FOX Sports KC+; www.sportingkc.com
July 5- Red Cross BLOOD DRIVE ; Emergency need for blood and platelets; Access RapidPass (must be done day of donation); www.redcrossblood.org
Aberdeen Village
17500 West 119th Street
Olathe, KS 66061
9:00am-1:00pm
CreativeOne
11460 Tomahawk Creek Pkwy
Leawood, KS 66211
9:00am-2:00pm
July 5- Journeys Presents
Vans Warped Tour Featuring Liam Payne, Echosmith, Madison Beer, Bryce Vine, Skylar Stecker, Hundred Handed, Alicia Solo, and Taylor Grey , Providence Medical Center Amphitheater, 633 North 130th Street, Bonner Springs, KS 66012 (aka Cricket Wireless, Sandstone); MAP ; Doors 11:00am, Show 11:00am; All Ages; Website
30H!3 • THE AMITY AFFLICTION • AS IT IS • ASSUMING WE SURVIVE • CHASE ATLANTIC • CHELSEA GRIN • CROWN THE EMPIRE • DAYSEEKER • DEAD GIRLS ACADEMY • DEEZ NUTS • DOLL SKIN • DON BROCO • EVERY TIME I DIE • FALLING IN REVERSE • FAREWELL WINTERS • FOUR YEAR STRONG • GRAYSCALE • HAIL THE SUN • HARM’S WAY • ICE NINE KILLS • IN HEARTS WAKE • ISSUES • KNUCKLE PUCK • KUBLAI KHAN • LIGHTERBURNS • THE MAINE • MAKEOUT • MAYDAY PARADE • MOTIONLESS IN WHITE • MOVEMENTS • MYCHILDREN MYBRIDE • NEKROGOBLIKON • PALAYE ROYALE • PHINEHAS • PICTURESQUE • REAL FRIENDS • REEL BIG FISH • SIMPLE PLAN • STATE CHAMPS • STORY UNTOLD • THIS WILD LIFE • TONIGHT ALIVE • TRASH BOAT • TWIZTID • UNEARTH • THE USED • WAGE WAR • WATERPARKS • WE THE KINGS • WITH CONFIDENCE
July 5- Mahaffie Independence Celebration , Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm, 1200 E Kansas City Rd, Olathe, KS; https://www.google.com/maps/place/Mahaffie+Stagecoach+Stop-Farm/@38.8921393,-94.8018348,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x87c095f76d7dfee5:0x4418bda890951501!8m2!3d38.8921351!4d-94.7996461?hl=en; 6-10pm; Admission is FREE! (some activities require an extra fee); Visitors of all ages are welcome to bring their picnics, blankets, and lawn chairs to enjoy this all-American celebration! Please leave your pets at home due to the fireworks, service animals are welcome; Website
SCHEDULE:
6-9pm: 1860s living history such as visiting the Mahaffie house, Agricultural Heritage Livestock Barn, cookstove demonstrations and stagecoach rides.
You must be in line by 8:30pm for stagecoach rides and to make an ‘S’ hook.
Stagecoach rides, all ages ($3/person ages 3 & up)
Making an ‘S’ Hook in the blacksmith shop, ages 8 & up ($3/hook)
7pm: Patriotic Parade: Decorate your bicycle, wagon or stroller to show your spirit for the parade on the grounds
7:30pm: Concert by the Olathe Civic Band
8:30pm: Music by the Gum Springs Serenaders
9:20pm: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence followed by a cannon firing
9:30pm: FIREWORKS: 1860s style! You must be on the Mahaffie grounds to view these ground based fireworks. These are set display pieces with flares outlining images such as the American Flag. These fireworks are not aerial fireworks.
Doc’s Root Beer available for purchase (cash only)
Food available for purchase from Boy Scout Troop 494 (cash only)
Pie and ice cream available for purchase.
PARKING available at the Heritage Center parking lot (1205 E Kansas City Rd, Olathe, KS 66061) or the Olathe Community Center across from the Heritage Center.
July 5- Bike Night: The Disappointments , Worth Harley-Davidson®, 9400 NW Prairie View Road, Kansas City, MO 64153; MAP ; 6:00-9:00pm; FREE ; 800.799.BIKE (2453); 816.420.9000; Website Calendar
Outdoor park-like Events Center has a 28×16 ft stage, state-of-the-art sound, light, video equipment, and a 17 ft high-definition video board,
Enjoy food and beverages, as the Center includes a full kitchen to prepare delicious BBQ. Inclement weather need not deter anyone. There is a “wall of fire” and fire pit for cool nights,as well as misters to beat the summer heat.
July 5- MILLAGE GILBERT , Blue Room Jazz Club, 1616 E 18th St, Kansas City, MO 64108; 7:00pm; FREE ; Website
Born in Jackson, Mississippi, Millage Gilbert has taken center stage for at the red hot, blues drenched clubs of urban Kansas City. During his 35 year career, he’s played in nightclubs and bars in Ohio, Nebraska and is a great favourite on the St. Louis circuit with his Blues, R&B and Soul. His festival work included the King Biscuit Festival, The Mississippi Valley Festival, the Kansas City Blues Festival and in 2000 he flew to France for a blues festival in Paris. His second CD of more recordings made ‘Live at the Grand Emporium’ was issued in 2003 and the following year the ‘Kansas City Street Festival’ organisers crowned him ‘King of The Festival’
July 5- XSCAPE with special guests Bell Biv DeVoe and SWV , Sprint Center, 1407 Grand Boulevard, Kansas City, MO 64106; MAP ; 816.949.7000 (Box Office); www.sprintcenter.com
July 5-7- ⚾ Kansas City T-BONES at Texas AirHogs; 8:05pm; Facebook Page ; Lil’ Chops Club Facebook ; www.tbonesbaseball.com
SCHEDULE
July 6- The Centennial of World War I,
observed internationally from 2014 through 2018
Save a Life: Centennial Blood Drive Donation , J.C. Nichols Auditorium Lobby, National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial, 2 Memorial Dr, Kansas City, MO 64108; MAP ; 9:00am; Blood was stored for future transfusions for the first time in World War I. In recognition of this life-saving achievement, the Museum and Memorial is partnering with the Community Blood Center for a centennial donation event. Please join us to support those in need just as soldiers did 100 years ago; Website
To find out more details about eligibility, the donation process and to make an appointment, please visit esavealifenow.org ; Walk-ins are welcome
Two FREE Royals tickets to all who sign-up to donate !!!
July 6- Red Cross BLOOD DRIVE ; Emergency need for blood and platelets; Access RapidPass (must be done day of donation); www.redcrossblood.org
Platte County Community Center North
3101 Running Horse Road
Platte City, MO 64079
2:30-7:30pm
Embassy Suites
7640 NW Tiffany Springs Pkwy
Kansas City, MO 64153
1:00-6:00pm
Blue Valley Recreation Center
7720 W. 143rd Street
Overland Park, KS 66223
3:00-7:00pm
July 6- 1st FRIDAY in the CROSSROADS , From its epicenter at the intersection of Southwest Boulevard and Baltimore Avenue, the Crossroads extends south to the Freight House District, west to I-35, north to I-70 and east to Truman Road; MAP ; 5-9pm; On the First Friday of every month, thousands of residents and visitors fill the sidewalks of the Crossroads, enjoying what has become the city’s liveliest and most popular recurring event. Arts organizations, galleries, studios, and a wide variety of local businesses feature local, regional and national artists as well as live entertainment; Website
EVENTS THIS MONTH AT FIRST FRIDAY
A First Timer’s Guide to KC’s First Fridays from Visit KC.com™
PARKING: Take the FREE KC Streetcar and avoid the parking hassle!
Crossroads Parking and Driving Map
The third season of the
1st FRIDAY FILM FESTIVAL
CHECK THIS LINK TO RECONFIRM SHOWINGS:
FILMS BEING SHOWN
After most of the galleries have closed , Musical Theater Heritage (MTH), Crown Center Shops, Level 3, 2450 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108; MAP to Crown Center – only a short walk or KC Streetcar ride from the Crossroads; MAP inside Crown Center ; doors to the venue and bar open at 7:30pm, the screening begins at 8:30pm; Admission is FREE , Please help keep 4FKC free by purchasing a drink or snack from the lobby bar; GA Seating is first come, first served; Short Films; musicaltheaterheritage.com
We are excited for you to participate as a filmmaker, audience member or both!
July 6- First Friday
Happy Hour , The Nonprofit Village at 31w31; 31 W 31st Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64108; MAP ; 5:30-8pm; A suggested donation of $10 will be asked at the door to raise money for Friends of KC Animals and The Rescue Project ; Cold beverages and yummy snacks! Fun items will be raffled off and a “wine pull” will keep guests entertained! Facebook Page
July 6- UNION STATION SWING DANCE – USO STYLE , Grand Plaza, Union Station Kansas City, 30 W. Pershing Rd., Kansas City, Missouri 64108; Dance At The Depot is back and the hottest ticket in town! Dress up in your favorite 40’s style or your military dress and join us for evening of fun; Cash bar provided by Pierponts; Website
No better place. No better time.
7:00pm – Doors open
7:30pm – Dance instructions by 627 Stomp (included with ticket purchase)
Special performance by 12th Street Swing!
8:00pm – Live USO style music featuring the KANSAS CITY JAZZ ORCHESTRA music and dance begins
TICKETS: All for one low ticket price. Table and individual seating on first come first served basis (Excluding pre-purchased – VIP Tables)
Lock-in your savings and purchase today!
General Admission $15 in advance; $20 at the door
Limited VIP reserved table –seating for 10 near the dance floor. Special refreshments at table. Includes 10 tickets $250
TICKETS ONLINE
July 6- The Molly Ringwalds , Ameristar Casino, 3200 Ameristar Dr, Kansas City, MO 64161; 9:00pm; Website
July 6- Lindsey Stirling and Evanescence , Starlight Theatre, 4600 Starlight Road, Kansas City, MO 64132; MAP ; kcstarlight.com
July 6-8- West Bottoms First Festival Weekend , just off the 12th Street Bridge; MAP ; 22 warehouses in a six block area with approximately 600 vendors and more than 25 stores and restaurants. Many of the large, multi-story buildings have histories starting over 120 years ago and use their floors of vast space to earn the title of the largest, year-round indoor antique and vintage district. The District is the destination for interior decorators and designers, collectors and consumers seeking stylish décor and gift options that have a history and patina that cannot be duplicated; Kid Friendly; www.westbottoms.com
FRI 9:00am-5:00pm
SAT 9:00am-5:00pm
SUN 9:00am-5:00pm
July 6-8- ⚾ Kansas City ROYALS vs Boston Red Sox (AL East), Kauffman Stadium, 1 Royal Way, Kansas City, Missouri 64129; Website ; TICKETS ONLINE
Fri 7:15pm CDT; TV: FOX Sports KC; Summer Fireworks
Sat 6:15pm CDT; TV: FOX; Faith and Family Night
Sun 1:15pm CDT; TV: FOX Sports KC; Radio: KYYS-1250 AM; Kids Run the Show
July 6-14- INTO THE WOODS ♪ , Theatre in the Park (TTIP), 7710 Renner Road, Shawnee, KS 66217; MAP ; Gates 7:00pm, Curtain 8:30pm; bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnic baskets (your own food and soft drinks) and come early; No pets (service animals accepted); www.theatreinthepark.org
HANDICAPPED: accessible with reserved parking, ramps and wheelchair seating areas (entrance at Gate 3)
SIGN LANGUAGE: Interpretation second Saturday performance of each show.
TICKETS: $8 GA, $6 ages 4-10, age 3 and under free (but require a ticket).
On performance nights, box office opens 6:30pm; 913.826.3012; TICKETS ONLINE
ALL SALES ARE FINAL; RAINOUT POLICY
Tony® Awards: James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim’s Book of a Musical & Original Score, Actress in a Musical
Approx 2 hours with a 20 minute intermission
Rated PG
SYNOPSIS:
The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.
July 7- Red Cross BLOOD DRIVE ; Emergency need for blood and platelets; Access RapidPass (must be done day of donation); www.redcrossblood.org
Sullivan’s Steakhouse
4501 W. 119th St.
Leawood, KS 66209
11:00am-3:00pm
July 7- GERMANIA CLUB OF KANSAS CITY Presents:
BRATS, KNACKS & HOMEMADE PRETZELS !!! , American Legion Hall, 7500 West 75th Street, Overland Park, Kansas; Map
Cocktails 6:00pm (Cash bar)
Dinner 7:00pm – $12.00
Come, Enjoy a Delicious Meal; Bring Your Friends and Family !!
Delicious BRATS and KNACKS
(with all the trimmings)
Tasty HOMEMADE PRETZELS
Potato Salad
Sauerkraut
Dessert
RESERVATIONS: by Thursday, July 5th; Call CINDY (913) 262-2291
www.germaniakc.org ; Facebook Page
July 7- ⚽ SPORTING Kansas City vs Toronto FC, Children‘s Mercy Park, 1 Sporting Way, Kansas City, KS 66111; MAP ; 7:30-9:30pm CT; FIREWORKS Show; Broadcast: FOX Sports KC; www.sportingkc.com
July 7- The Rock N’ Roll Dream Concert , Providence Medical Center Amphitheater, 633 North 130th Street, Bonner Springs, KS 66012 (aka Cricket Wireless, Sandstone); MAP ; Doors 6:00pm, Show 7:00pm; All Ages; Tributes to The Grateful Dead (Play Dead), Fleetwood Mac (Landslide), Eric Clapton (Journeyman), and Bad Company (Rock Steady); Website
July 7- Paramore with Foster The People , Starlight Theatre, 4600 Starlight Road, Kansas City, MO 64132; MAP ; kcstarlight.com
July 7-8- Cheetah Run , the Kansas City Zoo, 6800 Zoo Dr, Kansas City, Missouri 64132; Website
July 7-29- 2018 Tour de France ; 176 riders representing 22 teams; NBC Sports; https://www.letour.fr/en/
July 7-29- DISNEY’S NEWSIES ♪ , White Theatre, Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City, 5801 W 115 Street, Overland Park, KS 66211; MAP ; (913) 327.8000; Website
TICKETS: Box Office (913) 327.8054; boxoffice@thejkc.org; TICKETS ONLINE
For the very first time, The Coterie and the White Theatre at The J join forces to create Kansas City’s first locally-produced production of the Broadway smash hit
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Jack Feldman
Book by Harvey Fierstein
SYNOPSIS:
They delivered the papers, until they made the headlines. Inspired by the real-life ‘Newsboy Strike of 1899; The rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged ‘newsies,’ who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. High-energy with non-stop thrills, the stage version introduces eight brand-new songs by the original team of Menken and Feldman while keeping many of the beloved songs from the film, including “ Carrying the Banner ,” “ Seize the Day ,” “ King of New York ” and “ Santa Fe .”
Wednesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays: 7:30pm
Sundays: 2:00pm
July 8- The Centennial of World War I,
observed internationally from 2014 through 2018
Day in the Life: Soldiers of the War – The Other Fronts 1918 , National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial, 2 Memorial Dr, Kansas City, MO 64108; MAP ;
10am-5pm; FREE to the public; The Living History Volunteer Corps is a group of professional and amateur historians that examine and educate the public on the human dimension of the Great War thorough research, militaria collecting and living history; They incorporate historical tools, activities and dress into an interactive presentation that seeks to give observers and participants a sense of stepping back in time; Website
July 8- Ray LaMontagne , Starlight Theatre, 4600 Starlight Road, Kansas City, MO 64132; MAP ; kcstarlight.com
July 9- Red Cross BLOOD DRIVE ; Emergency need for blood and platelets; Access RapidPass (must be done day of donation); www.redcrossblood.org
Lowe’s- Lee’s Summit
1830 Chipman Rd
Lees Summit, MO 64081
10:00am-2:00pm
Ad Astra
6900 W 80th Street
#300
Overland Park, KS 66204
10:00am-2:00pm
July 9-11- ⚾ Kansas City ROYALS at Minnesota Twins (AL Central); Website
Mon 7:10pm CDT; TV: FOX Sports KC
Tue 7:10pm CDT
Wed 12:10pm CDT; TV: FOX Sports KC
July 9-11- ⚾ Kansas City T-BONES at Lincoln Saltdogs; 7:45pm; Facebook Page ; Lil’ Chops Club Facebook ; www.tbonesbaseball.com
SCHEDULE
July 10- Red Cross BLOOD DRIVE ; Emergency need for blood and platelets; Access RapidPass (must be done day of donation); www.redcrossblood.org
US Bank Mission Road Branch
6940 Mission Rd
Prairie Village, KS 66208
10:00am-2:00pm
151st Street Church of Christ
13875 W. 151st Street
Olathe, KS 66062
4:00-8:00pm
July 10- The Centennial of World War I,
observed internationally from 2014 through 2018
Love and Death in the Great War , J.C. Nichols Auditorium, National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial, 2 Memorial Dr, Kansas City, MO 64108; MAP ; 6:30pm; Website
Americans often heard the tale of their nation’s entry into the war told as a love story. Fighting promised to stir “khaki-mad” passions in young women and bolstered romantic credibility to the doughboy. Join historian and author of Love and Death in the Great War, Andrew Huebner, as he explores this idea through Missourians Mae and Eliga Dees, suggesting a different tale of war, challenging the romantic ideals of American wartime culture. Book signing to follow lecture.
FREE with RSVP
July 10- STYX and Joan Jett , Starlight Theatre, 4600 Starlight Road, Kansas City, MO 64132; MAP ; kcstarlight.com
July 11- Red Cross BLOOD DRIVE ; Emergency need for blood and platelets; Access RapidPass (must be done day of donation); www.redcrossblood.org
Redwood of Carmel Hills
810 E Walnut Street
Independence, MO 64050
10:00am-2:00pm
Bass Pro Shop Olathe
12051 Bass Pro Drive
Olathe, KS 66061
1:00-5:00pm
July 11- Boog Film Festival , Frank’s North Star Tavern, 508 Locust St, Lawrence, KS 66044; 7-9pm (Showings at 7:30pm and 8:30pm); Emcee: Will Averill; Roger Holden will be on hand to say a few words about Rub Out the Word; Hosted by Dennis “Boog” Highberger, State Representative, Topeka, Kansas; Facebook Page
Come have a beer with Boog and see why he has kept his day job!
Possible Special Guest Appearance: RoboBoog
Watch all 10 minutes of Boog’s film career:
* Lincoln II trailer (Victor Continental, 2011)
* Justice League of Lawrence (Victor Continental, 2013)
* Rub Out the Word (Roger Holden, 1988)
July 12- Bike Night: The Good Fuzz , Worth Harley-Davidson®, 9400 NW Prairie View Road, Kansas City, MO 64153; MAP ; 6:00-9:00pm; FREE ; 800.799.BIKE (2453); 816.420.9000; Website Calendar
Outdoor park-like Events Center has a 28×16 ft stage, state-of-the-art sound, light, video equipment, and a 17 ft high-definition video board,
Enjoy food and beverages, as the Center includes a full kitchen to prepare delicious BBQ. Inclement weather need not deter anyone. There is a “wall of fire” and fire pit for cool nights,as well as misters to beat the summer heat.
July 12-15- ⚾ Kansas City T-BONES vs St. Paul Saints at CommunityAmerica Ballpark, 1800 Village W Pkwy, Kansas City, KS 66111; FUN..WELL DONE !!! Facebook Page ; Lil’ Chops Club Facebook ; www.tbonesbaseball.com
SCHEDULE
July 12-14-8:05pm
July 15-5:05pm
July 12-Aug 26- 2017-2018 CHESTNUT SEASON
THE CARPENTERS – ON TOP OF THE WORLD ♪ , Chestnut Fine Arts Center, 234 N Chestnut, Olathe, KS 66061; MAP ; chestnutfac@comcast.net ; www.chestnutfinearts.com
Directed by Brad Zimmerman
Cast: Samantha Agron, Val Fagan and Brad Zimmerman
Rated G
SYNOPSIS:
Honors the timeless and legendary music of Karen and Richard Carpenter. The Carpenters’ music has touched lives around the world, enchanting an entire generation with beautiful, mellow songs. Join our nostalgic voyage as we perform hit after hit including We’ve Only Just Begun , Rainy Days and Mondays , Yesterday Once More , Top of the World , and many more
TICKETS: Ticket Information and Reservations: 913-764-2121
BOX OFFICE POLICIES/ FAQS
SEATING CHART
Adults – $30; Seniors – $27
SHOW TIMES:
Thurs-Sat: 7:30pm
Sun and select Sat matinees: 2pm
Select Wed: 7:30pm
July 13- Red Cross BLOOD DRIVE ; Emergency need for blood and platelets; Access RapidPass (must be done day of donation); www.redcrossblood.org
Boilermakers Local 83
5910 E. 86th St
Kansas City, MO 64138
8:00am-Noon
Edgerton Community
404 E. Nelson
Edgerton, KS 66021
Noon-6:00pm
July 13-
The Teddy Bear Picnic KC , NEW LOCATION : Roanoke Park across from Westport-Roanoke Community Center, 3601 Roanoke Road Kansas City, MO 64111 (While the Kansas City Museum is under construction); 11:00am-1:00pm; FREE admission ; Celebrate National Teddy Bear Picnic Day at a party with KC Parks! Pack a picnic, bring a blanket, and grab your favorite teddy bear (s) for an afternoon of fun in the park with music, games, crafts and more! No pets; Website
Let us know you are attending by registering today
Music by Janie Next Door
Best Dressed Teddy Bear Contest with an amazing prize package
Cotton Candy spun by Cottontale KC
Imagination Playground
Face Painting by Sister Act Face Painting
Commemorative Photo
Balloon Artist
Goody bags for the first 200 kids to arrive (registration does not guarantee a goody bag)
July 13- Americana KC – Jason Isbell & Turnpike Troubadours , Providence Medical Center Amphitheater, 633 North 130th Street, Bonner Springs, KS 66012 (aka Cricket Wireless, Sandstone); MAP ; Doors 5:00pm, Show 6:30pm; All Ages; Featuring: Old 97’s; Website
July 13- Silver Screen on the Sand
Disney Pixar’s COCO presented by 99.7 The Point ; Longview Lake Beach, 11101 Raytown Road, Kansas City, MO 64134; Gates open at 7:30pm, Showtime 9:10pm-11:00pm; $5 per car; $10 per bus; Load the kids in the car and head to Longview Lake Beach to enjoy a great family film on the giant inflatable screen! Bring blankets or lawn chairs for seating. No outside food, drink or pets please. Concessions are available; (816) 503-4805; parksrec@jacksongov.org ; Website
SYNOPSIS: Despite his family’s generations-old ban on music, young Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead. After meeting a charming trickster named Héctor, the two new friends embark on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.
July 13- The Comedy Get Down , Starlight Theatre, 4600 Starlight Road, Kansas City, MO 64132; MAP ; kcstarlight.com
July 13- MAX GROOVE , Blue Room Jazz Club, 1616 E 18th St, Kansas City, MO 64108; 8:30pm; $10.00; smooth jazz; Website
July 13- The Urban Cowboy Reunion Show Starring Mickey Gilley & Johnny Lee , Ameristar Casino, 3200 Ameristar Dr, Kansas City, MO 64161; 8:30pm; Website
July 13-15- ⚾ Kansas City ROYALS at Chicago White Sox (AL Central); TV: FOX Sports KC; Website
Fri 7:10pm CDT
Sat 1:10pm CDT
Sun 1:10pm CDT
July 13-15- GINGER ROGERS FESTIVAL , Truman Memorial Building, 416 W Maple Avenue, Independence, MO 64050; MAP and The Ginger House: Birthplace of Ginger Rogers, 100 W. Moore Street, Independence MO; MAP ; A Fundraiser for the Ginger House Museum in Independence, MO; Facebook Page ; Festival Info ; Website
TICKETS: Office: 800-290-0559 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm CST); Marge Padgitt: mp@thegingerhouse.org ; All proceeds go to the museum
FESTIVAL TICKET $95.00/per person (Only 75 tickets available) includes admission to the Truman Library Museum on Saturday morning, Saturday presentations, box lunch on Saturday, the Saturday night banquet, silent auction admission, an 11″ x 17″ festival poster, and a tour of the house where Ginger was born. No Festival tickets at the door. Must order in advance by July 1.
OPEN TO PUBLIC TICKETS – see below
GINGER ROGERS MUSEUM/FESTIVAL T-SHIRT: small – 3XL; $26.00 each
PURCHASE A BRICK OR DONATE TO THE MUSEUM
FRIDAY
• 6:00-9:30pm: OPEN TO PUBLIC, $5.00 donation suggested at the door;
See 2 Ginger Rogers films on a 12′ screen! Truman Memorial Building
• 8:00-10:00pm: SEPARATE TICKET $50.00/per person; Friday the 13th Spirit Research at the Ginger House (100 W. Moore Street, Independence MO) with KC Paranormal. We’ve had some unexplained activity at the house and KC Paranormal will explain what has been going on and try to contact resident spirits.
SATURDAY EVENTS FOR FESTIVAL TICKET HOLDERS ONLY
• 9:00-11:30am: Tour the Truman Museum
• 11:30am-12:30pm: Box lunch in the foyer of the Whistlestop meeting room
• 12:30-4:30pm: Presentations, Whistlestop meeting room, Truman Library and Museum, 500 W US Hwy 24, Independence, MO 64050 – Find out about the house, Ginger, and her amazing mother, Lela!
• 6:00-9:30pm: Private Fundraising Banquet and Silent Auction, Truman Memorial Building; to raise funds for the restoration effort; Including some items that were owned by Ginger! (We are happy to accept memorabilia contributions for the auction) Keynote Speaker: Roberta Olden, Ginger Rogers personal secretary for 18 years.
SUNDAY:
• 10:00am-12:00pm: OPEN TO PUBLIC, Ginger Rogers Fan Club Meeting , the Ginger House, 100 W. Moore Street, Independence MO; All fan clubs and Facebook groups welcome! Tour the house, and we’ll share our personal stories about how much we like Ginger Rogers!
• 1:00-5:00pm: OPEN TO PUBLIC, Included in festival ticket or $6.00/per person; Private Tour of the House Where Ginger Rogers was Born ; We’ve tried to restore it to original condition as much as possible and we think you’ll enjoy it!
July 13-15- The Barn KIDS production of
SEUSSICAL, KIDS , Bishop Miege High School, 5401 Reinhardt Drive, Roeland Park, KS 66205; MAP ; www.thebarnplayers.org
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Book by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty
Co-Conceived by Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and Eric Idle
Based on the works of Dr. Seuss
Music Supervised, Adapted and Produced by Bryan Louiselle
Directed by Nancy Eppert
SYNOPSIS:
Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat, our narrator, tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos, including Jojo, a Who child, who gets in trouble for thinking too many “thinks.” Horton’s challenge is twofold – not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must also guard an abandoned egg that’s been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant!
Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2:00pm
TICKET INFO
July 14- Red Cross BLOOD DRIVE ; Emergency need for blood and platelets; Access RapidPass (must be done day of donation); www.redcrossblood.org
Lifegate Church
2911 Blue Ridge Blvd
Independence, MO 64052
9:00am-2:00pm
Gail’s Harley-Davidson/Buell
5900 E. 150 Highway
Grandview, MO 64030
10:00am-3:00pm
July 14- Bastille Day!! Bastille Day is the name given in English-speaking countries to the French National Day. In France, it is formally called La Fête nationale ( The National Celebration ) and commonly Le quatorze juillet ( the fourteenth of July ).
The French National Day commemorates the beginning of the French Revolution with the Storming of the Bastille prison on 14 July 1789, as well as the Fête de la Fédération which celebrated the unity of the French people on 14 July 1790..
So let’s party like it’s 1789!!!….or 1790!!!
Restaurants/Markets/Bars listed in alphabetical order:
Aixois Bistro , 251 E 55th St, Kansas City, MO 64113; MAP ; (816) 333-3305; www.aixois.com
Ça Va Champagne Bar , 4149 Pennsylvania Ave, Kansas City, MO 64111; MAP ; (816) 255-3934; caitlin@cavakc.com ; www.cavakc.com
SATURDAY
Californos 5th Annual Bastille Day Celebration , 4124 Pennsylvania Ave, KC, MO 64111; MAP ; Aaron: 816.531.1097 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri); californos1988@gmail.com ; Facebook Page ; www.californos.com
Oooh la la! This party will definitely require some day drinking, lots of drink specials & French music! Great conversation, laughs, hors d’oeuvres, outdoor seating, more drink specials! C’est la vie! Buy tickets ahead — 100 tickes are available at $5 entry. First come, first served! Our daytime party will eventually let out and the evening will be yours if you’ve got any juice left!
This year’s entertainment will include some of our favorite French chansons of present & past, along with live entertainment by Rich Hill & others! favorite French music between sets; Come one, come all & be ready to take advantage of amazingly fun drinks specials!
Many varied drink specials from Champagne to French Wines , Fun Cocktails & other menu items! Live musicians will perform of ! Join us for a relaxed afternoon, from Noon-6pm to enjoy drink specials and festivities! Mais oui! The good times will roll!
TICKETS: $5; TICKETS ONLINE ($5 + $1.22 Fee)
Café des Amis , 112 1/2 Main St, Parkville, MO 64152; MAP
(816) 587-6767; www.cafedesamiskc.com
Café Provence , 3936 W. 69th Terrace, Prairie Village, Kansas; MAP ; Featuring Live Music from the Made in France band; $48 per person; The regular dinner menu will not be offered; 913-384-5998 – Reservation; Website
Charisse , 1006 Walnut, Kansas City, MO 64106; MAP ; FREE Parking in the garage! Enter at 1025 Main and follow the signs; 816-474-0000; charisserestaurant@gmail.com
www.charissekc.com ; #CHARISSEKC
CONTACT THE CHEF: jason@charissekc.com
French Market
Celebrate Bastille Day at home , 6947 Tomahawk Road, Praire Village, KS 66208; stock up on supplies for a personal celebration; MAP ; (913) 362-0803; www.frenchmarketkc.com
FRIDAY-SATURDAY
Le Fou Frog’s 21st annual Bastille Day Fete , 400 East 5th St., KCMO 64106; MAP ; (816) 474-6060 or Online Reservation; lefoufrog@yahoo.com ; 435 Magazine Writeup ; www.lefoufrog.com
• There will be two seatings at 6:00pm and 8:30pm each day
• Cabaret themed celebration, “ It Takes a Vill-Ah-Zjeh, People! ” presented by the talented staff at Frog Village will feature songs and dance spectaculars along with trivia games of chance and costumed characters to serve you.
• Take part in the festivities by dressing like a French villager, The Village People, or a disco dancer, as at the end of the night disco is an option.
• The dinner menu will highlight traditional foods from Paris, Marseille, Gascony, and Lyon, and somewhere in France where they really, really, like vegetables for their vegetarian and vegan friends.
Story. 3931 W. 69th Terrace Prairie Village, KS 66208; MAP ; (913) 236-9955 info@storykc.com ; www.storykc.com
FRENCH WEEK!
Westport Café & Bar , 419 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO 64111; MAP ; 816-931-4740; Website July 14- Lost Arts Day at Missouri Town 1855 , 8010 E. Park Road, Lee’s Summit, MO 64064; 9:30am-4:30pm; Included in regular admission fees: $7 for adults; $4 youth and seniors; Under 5 Free; Explore the trades and arts that have been lost to time. Observe blacksmithing, wood carving, tinsmithing, crocheting, knitting, hand sewing and much more; 816-229-8980; missouritown@jacksongov.org ; Website
July 14- The Centennial of WWI,
observed internationally from 2014 through 2018
Story Time
Doing her Bit: A Story about the Woman’s Land Army of America , J.C. Nichols Auditorium, National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial, 2 Memorial Dr, Kansas City, MO 64108; MAP ; 10:30am; Women played many roles during World War I, including serving in the Women’s Land Army, which provided food to soldiers. Join Museum Educators for a family-friendly activity and reading of Erin Hager’s story of the tenacious women who took up their tools to support the war effort; Museum educators read from an age-appropriate book and lead children in a short activity or craft; Website
FREE with RSVP
July 14- Summer Lights featuring Jeremy Camp & Matthew West , Providence Medical Center Amphitheater, 633 North 130th Street, Bonner Springs, KS 66012 (aka Cricket Wireless, Sandstone); MAP ; Doors 5:00pm, Show 6:00pm; All Ages; With special guest Koryn Hawthorne and more (TBA). Presented by Compassion International; Website
July 14-New York Red Bulls vs ⚽ SPORTING Kansas City , Red Bull Arena, Harrison; 6:00-8:00pm CT; Broadcast: FOX Sports KC; www.sportingkc.com
July 14- Muse at the Museum , Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park and Bloch Lobby, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak St, Kansas City, Missouri 64111; Creative cocktails, live music, small bites, and dancing all inspire a whimsical evening in the Sculpture Park of the Nelson-Atkins; Join us for a midsummer evening of wonderment; Must be 21 to attend; Facebook Page ; Website
7-8pm – Members Only Hour
8pm-Midnight
TICKETS: $75/members and $80/nonmembers; TICKETS ONLINE
Includes:
Beer tastings and open bar with wine and Rosé
Hookah tent
Salsa bar and tacos from Mission Taco
Red Bull DJ experience
Desserts from Nothing Bundt Cakes
July 14- Imagine Dragons with special guest Grace VanderWaal , Sprint Center, 1407 Grand Boulevard, Kansas City, MO 64106; MAP ; 816.949.7000 (Box Office); www.sprintcenter.com
July 14- Kenny Chesney: Trip Around the Sun Tour , Arrowhead Stadium, 1 Arrowhead Dr, Kansas City, Missouri 66049; 5pm; Along with featured artists, Thomas Rhett, Old Dominion and Brandon Lay; Facebook Page
TICKETS: $92 – $210 (Tickets online available on Facebook Page)
July 14-15- Events at the Kansas City Zoo , 6800 Zoo Dr, Kansas City, Missouri 64132; Website
July 14-15-SnowZoo
July 14-15-Zootastik Learning Fest-All About Zookeepers
July 14-15- LIVE ON STAGE Production
FAME The Musical , B&B Theatre Complex, 16301 Midland Dr, Shawnee, KS 66217 (I-435 & Midland Drive); MAP ; Free parking; concession stand and full bar available; Casual Dress; 913-954-4671; info@mtkc.org ; www.mtkc.org
Features some of Kansas City’s best up and coming young musical theatre talent performing with a full orchestra
Rated NR
Runtime 2 hr 20 min
SYNOPSIS:
Based on the unforgettable film and featuring the Oscar-winning title song, FAME follows the final class of New York City’s celebrated High School for the Performing Arts from their admission in 1980 to their graduation in 1984. We see them coming to terms with life and relationships; we see those who persevere, who are resilient – and those who are not. We experience their struggles, fears and triumphs as they navigate the worlds of music, drama and dance. Above all, we see their need to strive for excellence as they explore the realities of training for a career in the arts.
Saturday – 7-9:20pm
Sunday – 2-4:20pm
TICKETS: $10 children; $15 adults; Ticket prices listed do not include required Kansas sales tax.
TICKETS ONLINE (Online purchases will have a $1.00 service fee per ticket)
OR in person at Shawnee B&B Theatres (No fees in person)
July 15- Red Cross BLOOD DRIVE ; Emergency need for blood and platelets; Access RapidPass (must be done day of donation); www.redcrossblood.org
Nexus Church
15101 College Blvd
Lenexa, KS 66219
9:00am-1:00pm
July 15-22- The 147th Open , Carnoustie, Scotland; Since 1860, The Open has been played over some of the world’s most cherished links courses and has produced a remarkable legacy of great champions. It is the oldest and most international championship in professional golf and the Claret Jug – first presented in 1873 – is one of the most iconic trophies in all of sport; www.theopen.com
July 16- Red Cross BLOOD DRIVE ; Emergency need for blood and platelets; Access RapidPass (must be done day of donation); www.redcrossblood.org
Platte County Community Center South
8875 Clark Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64152
3:00-7:00pm
St. Peter’s Parish
701 E. Meyer Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64131
2:00-7:00pm
July 16- The Centennial of World War I,
observed internationally from 2014 through 2018
American Jews in WWI , J.C. Nichols Auditorium, National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial, 2 Memorial Dr, Kansas City, MO 64108; MAP ; 6:30pm; When the war began, most American Jews supported the Central Powers, but would later side with the British and French. Join WWI scholar, Michael Neiberg, as he traces the evolution of American Jewish thought from 1914 to 1917 and shows how events in Europe and the U.S. led American Jews to support America’s entry into the war. Presented in conjunction with the centennial exhibition, For Liberty: American Jewish Experience in WWI. Presented in partnership with National Archives at Kansas City, Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum and Truman Library Institute; Website
FREE with RSVP
July 16-18- ⚾ Kansas City T-BONES at Cleburne Railroaders; 8:06pm; Facebook Page ; Lil’ Chops Club Facebook ; www.tbonesbaseball.com
SCHEDULE
July 17- Red Cross BLOOD DRIVE ; Emergency need for blood and platelets; Access RapidPass (must be done day of donation); www.redcrossblood.org
Menorah Medical Center
5721 W. 119th Street
Overland Park, KS 66209
2:00-6:00pm
July 17- The Centennial of World War I,
observed internationally from 2014 through 2018
Misreading Russia for 101 years , Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, 500 West US Highway 24, Independence, Missouri; MAP ; Doors at 6pm, Program 6:30-7:30pm; When the Russian czar was overthrown in March 1917, Americans passionately proclaimed it a democratic revolution. This enthusiasm however, was misguided. Join assistant foreign editor for The Washington Post, William A. Englund, as he investigates the fraught relationship between the U.S. and Russia over the past century, exploring Wilson’s policies on behalf of democracy, human rights and Vladimir Putin. Presented in partnership with the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum and Truman Library Institute; Website
FREE with RSVP
July 17- ⚾ 89TH ALL-STAR GAME , Nationals Park, 1500 S Capitol St SE, Washington, DC 20003; Website
July 17- Foreigner with Whitesnake and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience , Starlight Theatre, 4600 Starlight Road, Kansas City, MO 64132; MAP ; kcstarlight.com
July 17-July 21- Theatre for Young America (TYA) presents
AESOP’S FALABLES ♪ , H&R Block City Stage Theater, Union Station, Kansas City, 30 West Pershing, KCMO 64108; MAP
SYNOPSIS:
Hilarious musical theatre version of Aesop’s Fables with a rock and roll beat. Sir Wilfred Wolf, who claims he has been wrongfully typed by Aesop as the bad guy, the play undertakes to overturn other fables. Aesop’s Falables draws new morals from other fables, somewhat different from the old familiar ones. The play includes scenes of crazy fun as everybody does the “Rock, rock with old Aesop.”
TICKETS: General Admission $11; TICKETS ONLINE
July 18- Red Cross BLOOD DRIVE ; Emergency need for blood and platelets; Access RapidPass (must be done day of donation); www.redcrossblood.org
Lakemary
1160 W 151st Street
Suite C
Olathe, KS 66062
2:00-6:00pm
Jackson County Truman Historic Courthouse
112 W Lexington Ave
Independence, MO 64050
9:00am-2:00pm
July 18- Shrimp Boil Party , Chicken N Pickle, 1761 Burlington, North Kansas City, Missouri 64116; 5-8pm; Amazing Boil of Shrimp, Potatoes, and Corn with some magnificent flavors! Limited Space; Renee: Rernst@chickennpickle.com ; Facebook Page
Tickets by Eventbrite (order on FB Page)
$20.00; includes your dinner and one beer on us!
July 18-Aug 5- The Living Room Theatre’s 8th season:
TOMORROW, INSHALLAH , The Living Room Theatre, 1818 McGee, Kansas City, MO 64108; MAP ; What makes The Living Room unique is that the audience lounges in vintage chairs and couches while enjoying progressive and provocative performances
The Living Room has teamed up with StoryWorks and The Huffington Post
By Rehana Lew Mirza
Directed by Jennifer Welch
info@thelivingroomkc.com ; www.thelivingroomkc.com
SYNOPSIS:
This collage play is pulled from investigative reporting done by HuffPo reporters in the greater KC area and Omaha. It centers around two strong Muslim women and one Imam, and the struggles and triumphs they face in America.
TICKETS: 816-533-5857; boxoffice@thelivingroomkc.com ; Tickets and more information available soon; The Living Room Theatre is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
July 19- Red Cross BLOOD DRIVE ; Emergency need for blood and platelets; Access RapidPass (must be done day of donation); www.redcrossblood.org
Kiewit
9401 Renner Blvd.
Lenexa, KS 66219
8:00am-2:00pm
Kansas City City Hall
414 E 12th Street
Kansas City, MO 64106
8:30am-12:30pm
Custom Color Corp
14320 W. 101st Terrace
Lenexa, KS 66215
10:00am-2:00pm
KCB Bank
950 W. 92 Hwy
Kearney, MO 64060
1:00-5:00pm
July 19- Bike Night: The Scott Peery Band , Worth Harley-Davidson®, 9400 NW Prairie View Road, Kansas City, MO 64153; MAP ; 6:00-9:00pm; FREE ; 800.799.BIKE (2453); 816.420.9000; Website Calendar
Outdoor park-like Events Center has a 28×16 ft stage, state-of-the-art sound, light, video equipment, and a 17 ft high-definition video board,
Enjoy food and beverages, as the Center includes a full kitchen to prepare delicious BBQ. Inclement weather need not deter anyone. There is a “wall of fire” and fire pit for cool nights,as well as misters to beat the summer heat.
July 19-29- 14th Annual
Kansas City Fringe Festival ; Website
This 11-day festival is jam-packed with live theater, dance, cabaret, variety, performance art, visual art, spoken word, and film along with special components for Youth and Teen Fringe
PROGRAM
BUTTON PERKS
July 20- Red Cross BLOOD DRIVE ; Emergency need for blood and platelets; Access RapidPass (must be done day of donation); www.redcrossblood.org
Cass County Public Library
1741 E North Ave
Belton, MO 64012
10:00am-3:00pm
Overland Park Regional Medical Center
10500 Quivira Rd.
Overland Park, KS 66215
10:00am-4:00pm
Basehor Community Library
1400 158th Street
Basehor, KS 66007
2:00-6:00pm
July 20- Movies in the Park
GREASE , Santa Fe Commons Park, 8045 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park, KS; Live music at 8pm; Movie at dusk; Website
Rated PG; 110 minutes
SYNOPSIS
A goody two-shoes from Australia falls in love with a greaser over a summer. When her family moves to the boy’s hometown, and she enrolls at the same high school, they have a difficult time maintaining their relationship. Directed by Randal Kleiser, starring John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway and Didi Conn.
July 20- Kidz Bop , Starlight Theatre, 4600 Starlight Road, Kansas City, MO 64132; MAP ; kcstarlight.com
July 20- Daryl Hall & John Oates and Train , Sprint Center, 1407 Grand Boulevard, Kansas City, MO 64106; MAP ; 816.949.7100 (info); 816.949.7000 (Sprint Center Box Office); www.sprintcenter.com
July 20- Randy Bachman , Ameristar Casino, 3200 Ameristar Dr, Kansas City, MO 64161; 8:30pm; Website
July 20-21- Amelia Earhart Festival , Atchison, KS. The spirit of legendary aviatrix Amelia Earhart is alive and well in Atchison! Each summer the community pulls out all the stops in honor of its favorite daughter, complete with a downtown music, food and crafts fair, star-filled outdoor concert, children’s activities, carnival, awards and honors, Earhart research and literature, music at Music on the Riverfront and beautiful Warnock Lake, aerobatic performances and the grandest of all finalés — the “Concert in the Sky” fireworks show; aefestival@atchisonkansas.net ; Website
FESTIVAL GUIDE
A few highlights:
FRIDAY – LAKEFEST at Warnock Lake; outdoor concert; country music: Brett Young, Maddie & Tae and A Thousand Horses; gates open at 4:00pm and the show starts at 7:00pm; Bring your lawn chairs & the kids
SATURDAY
– Annual Amelia Earhart Fun Run , begins and ends in front of the Atchison Family YMCA; open to all, including strollers and wheelchairs; Atchison Family YMCA: 913-367-4948;
FUN RUN FLYER
– Fly-In at Amelia Earhart Airport, 16701 286th Road; k59airport@gmail.com
Sectional Race at 8am
EAA pancake breakfast 8am-10am
Children’s scavenger hunt 10am
July 20-22- ⚾ Kansas City ROYALS vs Minnesota Twins (AL Central), Kauffman Stadium, 1 Royal Way, Kansas City, Missouri 64129; TV: FOX Sports KC; Website ; TICKETS ONLINE
Fri 7:15pm CDT; Summer FIREWORKS
Sat 6:15pm CDT; 610 Saturday
Sun 1:15pm CDT; Radio: KYYS-1250 AM; 50th Season Logo Coffee Mug
July 20-22- ⚾ Kansas City T-BONES vs Texas AirHogs at CommunityAmerica Ballpark, 1800 Village W Pkwy, Kansas City, KS 66111; MAP ; 8:05pm; FUN..WELL DONE !!! Facebook Page ; Lil’ Chops Club Facebook ; www.tbonesbaseball.com
SCHEDULE
July 20-21-8:05pm
July 22-2:05pm
July 20-28- THE ADDAMS FAMILY ♪ , Theatre in the Park (TTIP), 7710 Renner Road, Shawnee, KS 66217; MAP ; Gates 7:00pm, Curtain 8:30pm; bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnic baskets (your own food and soft drinks) and come early; No pets (service animals accepted); www.theatreinthepark.org
HANDICAPPED: accessible with reserved parking, ramps and wheelchair seating areas (entrance at Gate 3)
SIGN LANGUAGE: Interpretation second Saturday performance of each show.
TICKETS: $8 GA, $6 ages 4-10, age 3 and under free (but require a ticket).
On performance nights, box office opens 6:30pm; 913.826.3012; TICKETS ONLINE
ALL SALES ARE FINAL; RAINOUT POLICY
Tony® Award Nominations for:
Best Original Score Written for the Theatre
Best Featured Actor in a Musical
Approx 2 hours with a 20 minute intermission
Rated PG
SYNOPSIS:
An original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents.
July 21- The Wyandotte County Third Saturday
Democratic Breakfast , Las Islas Marias, 7516 State Avenue, KCKS; MAP ; All Democrats are welcome to attend; Wyandotte County Democratic Party office: 913-287-2300
BREAKFAST: You are NOT required to purchase breakfast to attend the program.
8:15am – Breakfast buffet ; Cost: $10, which includes tax, service and tip; $6 for those with limited income
It is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT to RSVP if you are purchasing a breakfast.
Please be on time for the Breakfast, because the amount of food available is planned for the expected attendance.
PROGRAM:
9:00am – Program ; Our speakers: All candidates for the Third Congressional District Democratic nomination are invited to speak at this month’s program. Also, candidates for the open Wyandotte County judgeship position will make brief presentations. Congressional candidates will be given seven minutes to speak. Judge candidates will have 90 second presentations. Time limits will be strictly enforced.
• All Democratic candidates are invited to bring campaign signs and literature to distribute before and after our program.
• Please RSVP if you plan to attend! Reservations help us plan for our program, but are not necessary to attend.
• If any special needs are required for you to attend the Breakfast, please state that in your RSVP to Scott Mackey
RESERVATIONS: email Scott Mackey scottmackey08@yahoo.com by Friday, July 20th
Important Dates & Notes
Third Congressional District Democratic Coordinator Chip Levine is looking for volunteers. You can call him at 913-602-5505.
Tuesday, July 17 — Last day to register to vote before the primary.
Wednesday, July 18 through noon, Monday, August 6 — Early voting period for the primary election.
Tuesday, August 7 — Primary election
Wednesday, August 8 — Voter registration reopens
Tuesday, November 6 — General election
July 21- Friends of Shawnee Town 1929’s Annual
Old-fashioned Ice Cream Social 🍦 , Shawnee Town 1929, 11501 W 57th St, Shawnee, Kansas 66203; 2-3:30pm; Join Friends of Shawnee Town for an ice cream social – treats on them! Kid Friendly; Facebook Page
🍦 Churn of the Century Homemade Ice Cream will be doing the churning with their 1922 Stover hit and miss engine. It is a sight to behold!
🍦 The Plain Ol’ A’s Model A Ford Club are bringing their vintage vehicles for the social. What fun!
🍦 Give us a call to let us know you’re planning to attend, we don’t want to run out of ice cream! (913) 248-2360
July 21- The KC Aces LIVE , The Levee, 16 W 43rd St, Kansas City, Missouri 64111; 5:00-8:30pm; Come join The KC Aces: James MowBray, Terry Swope, Scot Eldridge, Cliff Eveland, Oscar Polk and Joe Miquelon as we play some great music! Make sure you put your dancin’ shoes on! Facebook Page
July 21- Family Fun & Fit Day , The Grove Park, 1500 Benton Blvd., Kansas City, MO; 5:00-8:00pm; FREE ; Come experience The Ironman Obstacle for youth. Explore the challenge course, super fun family and friends games. Create your own game with our Imagination Playground. Join in on a family kickball or softball game, fun fitness dances and demonstrations. Smooth sounds from DJ Mo Heat. Refreshments. Lawn chairs welcome. Welcome KC Life X patrons! 513-7500; Website
July 21- SWINGIN’ SUNSET AT CITY MARKET , The City Market – Kansas City, 20 E 5th St, Kansas City, Missouri 64106; 7:30-10:00pm; Admission is FREE ; our weekend parking is FREE ; Wear your dancing shoes and bring a chair. Not a dancer? Just come and enjoy the scene; All ages are welcome. A valid ID is required to purchase alcoholic beverages; Facebook Page
• New to dancing?
Show up at 7:00 pm for SWING 101, a 30-minute crash course in basic steps from the pros at KC Lindy Hop.
• Jump n’ jive to the best of 30s & 40s swing with the Kansas Citians Big Band presented by the Philharmonia of Greater KC.
• Enjoy an astounding aerial swing performance by Moondrop Circus .
• Special guest emcee and local television personality, Joel Nichols , will keep the program hopping.
• Prizes will be awarded for Best Dancers, Best Dressed and more.
• Try your hand at playing one of many instruments in the musical petting zoo .
• Enjoy refreshing cocktails and other beverages provided by Tom’s Town Distilling Co .
• Grab something delicious at one of your favorite City Market restaurants.
• Shared picnic tables will be available.
July 21- Halsey Hopeless Fountain Kingdom World Tour , Silverstein Eye Centers Arena, 19100 E Valley View Pkwy, Independence, Missouri 64055; MAP ; Doors: 7:00pm, Showtime: 8:00pm; Website
July 21-22- Events at the Kansas City Zoo , 6800 Zoo Dr, Kansas City, Missouri 64132; Website
July 21-FOTZ Exclusive Family Breakfast
July 21-22-Cheetah Run
July 21-28- ADULTING: A PARODY , Unicorn Theatre, 3828 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64111; Prisca Jebet Kendagor: 913-706-3790; Unokid87@gmail.com ; Facebook Page
Directed by Jake Walker
Cast: Ai Vy Bui, Josh LeBrun, Kelsea Victoria McLean, Brandis Outlaw, Roan Ricker, Shea Ketchum, and Thomas Eric Morris
SYNOPSIS:
Follows the lives of seven friends raised together as children who’ve followed different paths into adulthood. After an absence of several years they all come together for a mutual friend’s funeral. These seven characters grapple with the realities of being an adult which includes facing issues of grief, addiction, families, complicated romances, sexuality, and death. The nostalgia of our favorite characters from “The Rugrats” comes full circle as we imagine them as adults, facing the very real issues of what it means to be an adult.
TICKETS: $10, $5 fringe pin available at the door; TICKETS ONLINE
July 21: 8pm
July 22: 5pm
July 23: 8pm
July 27: 8pm
July 28: 3:30pm
July 22- Kansas City’s BIG PICNIC 2018 , The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park and Theis Park (stretches from the museum to Brush Creek; Between Oak and Rockhill on Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd.); 4:00-8:00pm; Enjoy art activities, live music, food trucks, and games; Pack your own picnic or grab dinner from an on-site food truck! Discover more than 30 sculptures and celebrate #WhereKCPlays; Rain or shine; no grills, no stakes, no tenting; Website
4-8pm –
–StoneLion Puppet Theatre: Human ants, giant food and other whimsies
–Picnic Ranger Art Activity
–KC Pet Project Puppies & Dog Water Station
–Sculpture Scouts Hunt
–Badminton Demos & Games
–Lawn Games
–Imagination Playground
–Giant Adirondack chairs & picture frame
4-4:15 & 5-5:15pm – Family Story Time with Brother John
4:30-6:30pm – Grateful Bubbles
4:30-7:30pm – Big Picnic Quick Paint Contest
5-7pm – View Plein Air Painting Competition
MUSIC
4-4:30pm – Starlight Stars
4-5:45pm – Pablo Sanhueza & KC Latin Jazz All-Stars
4-5, 5:30-6:30 & 7-8pm – DJ Joe
5:30-6:30pm – Grand Marquis
6-8pm – Victor & Penny and Their Loose Change Orchestra
PERFORMANCES
4:15-4:45 & 5:15-5:45pm – Take the Stage Dance Performance
4-8pm – StoneLion Puppet Theatre
5, 6 & 7pm – Mesner Puppets
6:30-6:35 & 7:30-7:45pm – Shakespeare Pop-Up Performances
PARKING in the museum garage is $10. Museum members park FREE.
Bike parking courtesy BikeWalk KC available in Southemoreland Park. Please bring your own locks.
PLEASE NOTE: Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard will be CLOSED from Oak Street to Rockhill Road from 2-9pm.
DETOUR: From the East-south on Rockhill Road to Volker to Oak Street; from the West-south on Oak Street to Volker to Rockhill Road
July 23- Red Cross BLOOD DRIVE ; Emergency need for blood and platelets; Access RapidPass (must be done day of donation); www.redcrossblood.org
MetLife
4150 N. Mulberry Drive
Kansas City, MO 64116
10:00am-2:00pm
US Bank Noland Road Branch
3640 S. Noland Rd
Independence, MO 64055
10:00am-2:00pm
July 23-25- ⚾ Kansas City ROYALS vs Detroit Tigers (AL Central), Kauffman Stadium, 1 Royal Way, Kansas City, Missouri 64129; TV: FOX Sports KC; Website ; TICKETS ONLINE
Mon 7:15pm CDT; Firefighter Appreciation Night
Tue 7:15pm CDT; T-Shirt Tuesday
Wed 1:15pm CDT; Radio: KYYS-1250 AM; Student Night/Local Music Showcase
July 24- Red Cross BLOOD DRIVE ; Emergency need for blood and platelets; Access RapidPass (must be done day of donation); www.redcrossblood.org
Lifetime Fitness OP
6800 West 138th St
Overland Park, KS 66223
3:00-7:00pm
Greek Orthodox Church-Annnctn
12001 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MO 64145
3:00-7:00pm
July 24- Stand for America – Rally Against Trump , Barney Allis Plaza, 299 W 12th St, Kansas City, Missouri 64105 (12th and Central); 4-6pm; Help show the world that in Kansas City, WE CARE. We care about the values our veterans fought for, and that our troops continue to fight for: Freedom and Justice for all. The rights of children to stay with their parents no matter where they were born, the rights of people to love who they love, the right to walk down the street in freedom and safety no matter their skin color, the rights of women to have control over their own bodies. We care and we will not stand idly by; Facebook Page
Bring your own brightly colored balloons, your flags and patriotic gear, and your most creative signs to protest Trump and to honor those who champion human rights, dignity, and justice for all Americans, including our veterans who have sacrificed so much for our country.
Consider carpooling or taking public transportation to this event. There is also parking in nearby paid parking garages.
Civil Disobedience is NOT planned as part of this event (meaning we do not plan for people to get arrested).
Please be careful and safe and learn your rights at this link
July 24- The Centennial of World War I,
observed internationally from 2014 through 2018
Wonder Woman screening , J.C. Nichols Lobby and Auditorium, National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial, 2 Memorial Dr, Kansas City, MO 64108; MAP ; Website
6:30pm – Hear our Curator of Education, Lora Vogt, discuss the real-life wonder women who served in WWI; Cash bar/small plates
7:00pm – Grab your Lasso of Truth and join us as we present superhero smash hit Wonder Woman on our big screen! Lauded as one of 2017’s must-see movies, this blockbuster tells an epic origin story for Wonder Woman and her mythic rise to power fighting in WWI
FREE with RSVP
July 24- Shania Twain , Sprint Center, 1407 Grand Boulevard, Kansas City, MO 64106; MAP ; 816.949.7000 (Box Office); www.sprintcenter.com
July 24-26- ⚾ Kansas City T-BONES vs Lincoln Saltdogs at CommunityAmerica Ballpark, 1800 Village W Pkwy, Kansas City, KS 66111; MAP ; 8:05pm; FUN..WELL DONE !!! Facebook Page ; Lil’ Chops Club Facebook ; www.tbonesbaseball.com
SCHEDULE
July 25- Red Cross BLOOD DRIVE ; Emergency need for blood and platelets; Access RapidPass (must be done day of donation); www.redcrossblood.org
Genesis Health Clubs
8600 Ward Pkwy Ste.7
Kansas City, MO 64114
3:00-7:00pm
Platte County Community Center North
3101 Running Horse Road
Platte City, MO 64079
1:00-6:00pm
Genesis Health Clubs
11311 W. Shawnee Mission Pkwy.
Shawnee, KS 66203
3:00-7:00pm
July 25- Art of the Machine: Cadillac Club of Kansas City , The City Market, 20 E. 5th Street, Kansas City, MO 64106; MAP ; 10am-2pm; Enjoy a great day in the City Market! Deb Connors; 816-842-1271; dconnors@copaken-brooks.com ; thecitymarket.org
July 25- Def Leppard & Journey , Sprint Center, 1407 Grand Boulevard, Kansas City, MO 64106; MAP ; 816.949.7100 (info); 816.949.7000 (Sprint Center Box Office); www.sprintcenter.com
July 26- Red Cross BLOOD DRIVE ; Emergency need for blood and platelets; Access RapidPass (must be done day of

Read More…