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23 Tuesday April 23, 2019 • See website • Fabulous Fox Theatre • TBA

Miss Saigon

Experience the acclaimed new production of the legendary musical MISS SAIGON, from the creators of Les Misérables. In the last days of the Vietnam War, 17-year-old Kim is forced to work in a bar run by a notorious character known as the Engineer. There she meets and falls in love with an American G.I. named Chris but they are torn apart by the fall of Saigon. For 3 years, Kim goes on an epic journey of survival to find her way back to Chris, who has no idea he's fathered a son. It will be at the Fabulous Fox Theatre… info

See website


Featured Events

02 Tuesday April 2, 2019 • 6 p.m. • Kauffman Center • Free

Free Symphony Happy Hour Concert: Radiant Ravel

Kansas City Symphony musicians shine in this free concert featuring Steve Reich's hypnotic Mallet Quartet and Ravel's gorgeous String Quartet, which film buffs will know from "The Royal Tenenbaums." Presented by the Kansas City Symphony, cash bars open at 5 p.m and the casual one-hour concert begins at 6 p.m. Reserve your FREE general admission tickets in advance starting February 1. The performance will be at the Kauffman Center at 6 p.m. on April 2. info

6 p.m.


05 Friday April 5, 2019 • 8 p.m. • Kauffman Center • TBA

KC Symphony: Pink Martini

Brimming with “fizzy spirit and breezy sophistication” (Chicago Sun-Times), the sensational Pink Martini joins your Kansas City Symphony for an evening of glitz and glamour, led by pianist Thomas Lauderdale and featuring vocalist China Forbes. Experience an alluring mix of Brazilian samba, ’30s Cuban dance and Parisian café music as “one of the world’s most elegant live bands” (The Times UK) mingles with your Symphony for an unforgettable party. It will be at the Kauffman Center from April 5 to 7. The first two performances will be at 8 p.m., and Sunday's will be at 2 p.m. Tickets are currently… info

8 p.m.


05 Friday April 5, 2019 • 7:30 p.m. • 1900 Building in Mission Woods, Kan. • TBA

Cellist Daniel Veis and Pianist Helena Veisova

Daniel Veis has been widely recognized as “the finest Czech cellist” since winning the Silver Medal at the prestigious 1978 Tchaikovsky International Competition in Moscow. Helena Veisova started her musical studies at age six and at twelve she performed with her father, the violin virtuoso Vaclav Snitil. Her professional career had its natural origin in the musical environment of her family. The performance will be at the 1900 Building in Mission Woods, Kan. It will be at 7:30 p.m. on April 5. info

7:30 p.m.


05 Friday April 5, 2019 • Arvest Bank Theater at the Midland • Free

Variety Show 2019

Head to Arvest Bank Theater at the Midland to support The Children's Charity! info


06 Saturday April 6, 2019 • TBA • Marriott Muehlebach Tower • TBA

Angels' Gala

On April 6, 2018, the Angels’ Gala broke all previous fundraising and attendance records. Guided by Honorary Chairs Laura and David Hall, Angels’ Gala Co-Chairs Ann Crampton and Laurie Warwick, as well as The Angel Board and the Sponsorship Committee, over $740,000 was raised for the mission of The Children’s Place. Over 1,000 guests enjoyed cocktail hour, delicious dinner, meaningful program, and exciting live auction, before dancing the night away to the sounds of Atlantic Express. The kindness and support of the community allows The Children’s Place to make a big impact in the lives of children. The next gala will… info

TBA


06 Saturday April 6, 2019 • 4pm-4am • Truman High School • N/A

Relay For Life of Jackson County Youth

At Relay For Life events, no one faces cancer alone. We come together every year at more than 3,500 Relay events around the country to support and celebrate survivors and caregivers. info

3301 S Noland Rd, Independence, MO, 64055
4pm-4am
RSVP
816.218.7151


07 Sunday April 7, 2019 • TBA • KC Convention Center • TBA

NAEP Annual Meeting

The NAEP Annual Meeting is the premier higher education procurement solutions conference in the country. Meet and network with 400 of your procurement colleagues from schools large and small, public and private, across the country. There are over 50 educational sessions along with a keynote speaker a day at NAEP. There is something for everyone in higher education procurement.  Review the program to plan your time wisely at the meeting. It will take place at KC Convention Center's Grand Ballroom from April 7 to 10. info

TBA


07 Sunday April 7, 2019 • 6 a.m. • The Roasterie - SW Boulevard • $43 per person

Brew to Brew Relay

A point-to-point 44-ish mile relay or solo race from Kansas City, MO to Lawrence, KS consisting of 10 legs of about four miles each. Teams may have from one to 10 persons.  Funds raised for Cystic Fibrosis Research.  It will take place on April 7, starting at The Roasterie on Southwest Boulevard at 6 a.m. All events are $43 per person. info

6 a.m.


07 Sunday April 7, 2019 • 7:30 p.m. • Kauffman Center • $31 - $81.50

tenThing Brass Ensemble

Helzberg Hall will ring when tenThing brass ensemble makes its Harriman-Jewell Series debut. tenThing's sparkling arrangements have been delighting audiences since the all-female, ten-member ensemble was formed by Norwegian trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth in 2007. The group performs brassy arrangements ranging from Mozart to Weill, Grieg to Bernstein, and Lully to Bartok. It will take place on April 7 at 7:30 p.m. Single tickets become available on Aug.1, and they range from $31 to $81.50. info

7:30 p.m.


07 Sunday April 7, 2019 • TBA • Starlight Theatre • TBA

Black and Gold Tiger Ball

The 2019 Black and Gold Tiger Ball will take place at Starlight Theatre on April 7. More information will arrive at a later date. This is an event that celebrates the long history of the University of Missouri. info

TBA


09 Tuesday April 9, 2019 • 10:30 a.m. • JCC • See website

Second Generation Speakers Bureau Panel

Members of MCHE’s Second Generation Speakers Bureau discuss their parents’ Holocaust experiences. Open to 7-12th grade students. It will take place at the Jewish Community Center on April 9 at 10:30 a.m. info

10:30 a.m.


09 Tuesday April 9, 2019 • 7:30 p.m. • Starlight Theatre • TBA

Friends! The Musical Parody

FRIENDS! The Musical Parody is the hilarious new musical that lovingly lampoons TV’s Friends — celebrating the wacky misadventures of your favorite group of 20-something pals as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life, and love in 1990s Manhattan. It’s a seemingly typical day at New York’s only coffee shop, Central Perk, until an unexpected runaway bride with beautiful hair enters the picture and kicks the whole gang out of second gear! It will be at Starlight Theatre from April 9 through 14 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are not yet on sale. info

7:30 p.m.


09 Tuesday April 9, 2019 • Free

Changing the Heart of Our City

info


11 Thursday April 11, 2019 • 8 p.m. • Folly Theater • $20 - $55

Joshua Redman Quartet

Winner of the 1991 Thelonius Monk International Saxophone Competition, Joshua Redman, makes his way to the Folly to perform with his quartet on Thursday, April 11th at 8 PM. Joshua Redman is the son of legendary saxophonist Dewey Redman and dancer Renee Shedroff. After Joshua’s graduation from Harvard in 1991, he took a year off before his plan to attend Yale Law. During that year, Joshua was swept up in the New York jazz scene! Redman released his first self-titled album in 1993. After several more successful albums, he was appointed the Artistic Director of SFJAZZ in 2000. With that appointment, the SFJAZZ Collective was… info

8 p.m.


11 Thursday April 11, 2019 • 7:30 p.m. • Liberty Hall • Free

An Evening with Jesmyn Ward

Free and open to the public! 2017 MacArthur Genius Award recipient and the first woman to receive two National Book Awards for fiction, Salvage the Bones (2011) and Sing, Unburied, Sing (2017). A native of DeLisle, Mississippi, she received her undergraduate degree in English and a master's degree in media studies and communication from Stanford University. She is currently an Associate Professor of English at Tulane University. The lecture will be at Liberty Hall at 7:30 p.m. on April 11. info

7:30 p.m.


12 Friday April 12, 2019 • 8 p.m. • Kauffman Center • TBA

KC Symphony: La Valse

From the delicious amuse-bouche of Milhaud’s jazzy Brazilian tango to the virtuosic Lalo Cello Concerto, you’ll be dancing in the aisles and filled with fanciful thoughts of spring cheer. Copland’s ballet Appalachian Spring is the touching story of a rural Pennsylvania wedding, whose score includes variations on the heartfelt Shaker hymn “Simple Gifts.” Ravel’s La valse is a musical journey filled with incredible beauty, sensuality and a sense of instability, as the fantastic waltz spins into oblivion. The performances will be at the Kauffman Center from April 12 to 14. The first two will be at 8 p.m., and Sunday's will be at 2… info

8 p.m.


12 Friday April 12, 2019 • 10 a.m. • OP Convention Center • TBA

Books & Boutiques 2019

At the 2018 Event, over $350,000 was raised to support the new outdoor therapy garden at the Saint Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, opening in July, 2019.  Thank you to everyone that supported this worthy cause by sponsoring a table, buying a legacy brick, giving their time on the committee, and more.  We cannot wait to see everyone at next year’s Books and Boutiques; save the date for April 12th! It will be held at the Overland Park Convention Center from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. info

10 a.m.


12 Friday April 12, 2019 • TBA • Argosy Casino • See website

Miles of Smiles' Brush up on Fashion

The annual Brush up on Fashion event will take place on April 12 for its 2019 edition. It will be held at the Argosy Casino. More details will come at a later date. info

TBA


12 Friday April 12, 2019 • 5 p.m. • OP Convention Center • See website

Boys and Girls Clubs' Kids Night Out

Kids Night Out is an exciting annual event benefiting the children served by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City. The 2019 event will be April 12 at the Overland Park Convention Center at 5 p.m. info

5 p.m.


12 Friday April 12, 2019 • 6pm-6pm • Ambler Student Recreation Fitness Center • N/A

Relay For Life of Univeristy of Kansas

At Relay For Life events, no one faces cancer alone. We come together every year at more than 3,500 Relay events around the country to support and celebrate survivors and caregivers. info

1740 Watkins Center Dr, Lawrence, KS, 66045
6pm-6pm
RSVP
816.218.7151


13 Saturday April 13, 2019 • 6 p.m. • KC Convention Center • See website

Black Tie Ball

The 2019 Black Tie Ball, which benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, will be on April 13. It will be held in the Kansas City Convention Center's Grand Ballroom at 6 p.m. info

6 p.m.


16 Tuesday April 16, 2019 • 10 a.m. • Webster University • Free

Career and Internship Fair at Webster University

This year's career and internship fair at Webster University will be held on April 16 at 10 a.m. There is more information to be announced. info

10 a.m.


17 Wednesday April 17, 2019 • 9 a.m. • OP Convention Center • See website

Kids Closet Connection

SELL high-quality, gently-used children’s items to individuals who want to BUY children’s equipment, clothing and furniture, at a fraction of retail prices. The event will take place at the Overland Park Convention Center from April 17 to 20. Hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. except for Wednesday (9-8) and Saturday (9-3). info

9 a.m.


17 Wednesday April 17, 2019 • 7:30 p.m. • Folly Theater • $31 - $81.50

Khatia Buniatishvili

Georgian pianist Khatia Buniatishvili has been setting the classical music world on fire with her passionate performances, and now she'll make her Kansas City debut for the Harriman-Jewell Series. Often compared to Martha Argerich because of her daring interpretations, Buniatishvili's heartfelt performances draw raves from audiences and critics, alike. She will be performing at the Folly Theater on April 17 at 7:30 p.m. Single tickets will be available on Aug. 1. They range from $31 to $81.50. info

7:30 p.m.


18 Thursday April 18, 2019 • See website.

Women's Employment Network 2019 Luncheon

At the 2018 event, over 1,100 people gathered together to hear how WEN helps women become more than they thought they could be. The 2019 luncheon will happen on April 18. Come back soon for more details regarding the event!  info


20 Saturday April 20, 2019 • 10 a.m. • OP Convention Center • $8 for adults, free for children 16 and under

2019 Asian Cultural Festival

The 6th Annual Asian Cultural Festival celebrates the cultural diversity of our communities with lots of food, performances, martial arts, fun competitions, and more! Come and join us! Online only $8, children 16 and under are free. It will take place at the Overland Park Convention Center on April 20 from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. info

10 a.m.


22 Monday April 22, 2019 • TBA • Park University • TBA

Student Research and Creative Arts Symposium

This year's Student Research and Creative Arts Symposium at Park University will take place from April 22 to 23. More information is to be announced. info

TBA


22 Monday April 22, 2019 • 9:45 a.m. • Folly Theater • $6

The Magic School Bus

When the class gets lost on the way to the planetarium, Ms. Frizzle saves the day by blasting into outer space for an epic interplanetary field trip!  But when rivalries both old and new threaten to tear the students apart, our young heroes must learn to pull together or risk getting forever lost in the solar system. All tickets are $6! Individual tickets are available online now. The event will be at the Folly Theater at both 9:45 and 11:30 a.m. on April 22. info

9:45 a.m.


23 Tuesday April 23, 2019 • See website • Fabulous Fox Theatre • TBA

Miss Saigon

Experience the acclaimed new production of the legendary musical MISS SAIGON, from the creators of Les Misérables. In the last days of the Vietnam War, 17-year-old Kim is forced to work in a bar run by a notorious character known as the Engineer. There she meets and falls in love with an American G.I. named Chris but they are torn apart by the fall of Saigon. For 3 years, Kim goes on an epic journey of survival to find her way back to Chris, who has no idea he's fathered a son. It will be at the Fabulous Fox Theatre… info

See website


25 Thursday April 25, 2019 • 6 p.m. • The Gallery • TBA

DSG's Annual Private Cellar Wine Tasting and Auction

The 16th Annual Private Cellar Wine Tasting and Auction will be April 25, 2019 at The Gallery from 6PM-9PM. This event benefits the Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City. When: Thursday, April 25, 2019 from 6PM-9PM Where: The Gallery (61 E. 14th Street)     info

6 p.m.


26 Friday April 26, 2019 • 5:30 PM • Grand Ballroom at Kansas City Convention Center • 175.00

Phoenix Family's UnGala

We promise you that this is not your typical gala. With a new theme each year, each Un*Gala is a night to remember. While the theme hasn't been determined yet for 2019, we promise that this year's gala will be just as spectacular as in years' past, featuring an open bar, a gourmet seated dinner, and dancing, as well as live and silent auction items. Visit us online for more info: www.phoenixfamily.org/ungala info

301 W 13th St, Kansas City, MO, 64105 map it
5:30 PM
RSVP
816.612.8841


26 Friday April 26, 2019 • TBA • Heartland Therapeutic Riding • See website

Tux 'n' Boots

Tux 'n' Boots is Heartland Therapeutic Riding's signature fundraising gala on April 26, 2019. It will be held at the HTR facility, and more details will be announced at a later date. info

TBA


26 Friday April 26, 2019 • TBA • TBA • TBA

Drumm Farm Annual Benefit Dinner

The annual Benefit Dinner supporting Drumm Farm will be on April 26. More information will eventually be announced.  info

TBA


27 Saturday April 27, 2019 • 7:30 p.m. • Kauffman Center • $49.50 - $189.50

The Pearl Fishers

Two old friends, one a simple pearl diver and the other a powerful island chieftain, are unexpectedly reunited with the woman whose beauty nearly destroyed their friendship. This "goddess among us" is a veiled priestess who wards off storms and evil spirits through a life of solitude and celibacy. To break her vow means certain death, but she and the young pearl diver fan the flames of a fiery forbidden love anyway. That when the storm really hits the sand. The event will be at the Kauffman Center on April 27, May 1, 3 and 5. All showtimes are at… info

7:30 p.m.


27 Saturday April 27, 2019 • 7 p.m. • Airline History Museum - Hangar 9 • $39 - $2019

The Hangar Party for Northland Early Education

The next annual Hangar Party is set to take place April 27 at the Airline History Museum - Hangar 9. It will start at 7 p.m., and admission prices range from $39 to $2019. info

7 p.m.


27 Saturday April 27, 2019 • TBA • KU • See website

The Big Event

The eighth annual Big Event is scheduled for Saturday, April 27, 2019. The Big Event is a non-need based student group that connects the KU campus with the Lawrence community. By recruiting thousands of student, faculty, and staff volunteers to work at hundreds of local job sites during one day of service, we are able to say thank you to the community that surrounds us all year. Big Event volunteers provide a helping hand to Lawrence residents by completing projects in their neighborhoods. info

TBA


27 Saturday April 27, 2019 • 8 p.m. • Folly Theater • TBA

Arturo Sandoval

Legendary trumpeter Arturo Sandoval will close out the 36th season of the Folly Jazz Series on Saturday, April 27th at 8 PM. It will be at the Folly Theater, and tickets will be available starting Aug. 13. info

8 p.m.


27 Saturday April 27, 2019 • 7:30PM • Missouri Theater • $5-$45

Saint Joseph Symphony: Fly Me to the Moon

Which moon? Take your pick! In our March concert we floated away from physical reality; in our season finale, we’ll go off planet. Come tour The Planets, Gustav Holst’s solar system of human existence. Bask in the light of Debussy’s Claire de lune. Groove to lavish lunar modules of jazz vocalist Kathleen Holeman! And delight in your favorite tunes from “a galaxy far, far away.” Ticket prices vary. info

717 Edmond St, St. Joseph, MO, 64501
7:30PM


27 Saturday April 27, 2019 • 8 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. walk • Hyde Park • See website

31st Annual AIDS Walk

Together, we're able to provide medical help, education, housing and care to those battling HIV and AIDS.  Through education, we will create an AIDS-free generation. For the 31st time, let's walk together to fight AIDS. The 31st annual AIDS WALK Kansas City will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Hyde Park. info

8 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. walk


27 Saturday April 27, 2019 • 12:00 pm • Swope Memorial Golf Course • $450 per team

TopGunKC Charity Golf Tournament

http://www.topgunkc.com/events info

6900 Swope Memorial Dr, Kansas City, MO , MO, 64132
12:00 pm
RSVP


27 Saturday April 27, 2019 • 1pm-10pm • Lansing Middle School • N/A

Relay For Life of Leavenworth County

At Relay For Life events, no one faces cancer alone. We come together every year at more than 3,500 Relay events around the country to support and celebrate survivors and caregivers. info

220 Lion Ln, Lansing, KS, 66043
1pm-10pm
RSVP
816.218.7151


28 Sunday April 28, 2019 • 7:45 a.m. • $35 and up

Trolley Run

WHEN: April 29, 2018, 7:45 a.m. We run rain or shine - no refunds. Mark your calendars for Sunday, April 28, 2019. WHERE: Race starts at 75th and Wornall and concludes on the Country Club Plaza WHO: Trolley Run is operated by CCVI and a dedicated team of volunteers. The dollars raised from this race go directly back to CCVI to support programming. THE COURSE: The four-mile Trolley Run course winds through the Waldo and Brookside neighborhoods and ends on the Country Club Plaza. Transportation from the Plaza to the Start Line begins at 6:00 a.m. on Nichols Road between Pennsylvania and Broadway streets. The… info

7:45 a.m.


28 Sunday April 28, 2019 • 2 p.m. • Kauffman Center • TBA

KC Symphony: Cloudy with a Chance of Music

Experience the elements in Helzberg Hall as your Symphony presents a fun and fascinating family concert about all things weather. KMBC-TV Channel 9 Chief Meteorologist Bryan Busby explores the musical side of weather including rain, snow, wind and so much more! The event takes place at 2 p.m. on April 28. Tickets are currently not on sale. info

2 p.m.


28 Sunday April 28, 2019 • 11:30 a.m. • TBA • Free

Safe Futures Brunch for Rose Brooks

Safe Futures Brunch is a beautiful and fun event focused on educating a community about the important work of Rose Brooks Center. It is FREE for table captains and their guests. The location is to be determined, but it will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 28. info

11:30 a.m.


28 Sunday April 28, 2019 • Noon • OP Convention Center • See website

2019 National Interdiction Training and Network Conference

Imagine an Interdiction Training Conference where the nation’s top networking and training programs come together. It’s happening at the Overland Park Convention Center from April 28 to May 3. It will start at noon. info

Noon


30 Tuesday April 30, 2019 • 7:30 p.m. • Kansas City Music Hall • See website

RENT

In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway… and forever changed the landscape of American theater. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony-Award-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. It will come to Kansas City Music Hall from April 30 to May 5. All performances are at 7:30 p.m. except for May 5, which is at 1 p.m. May 4 also has a 2 p.m. performance. info

7:30 p.m.


30 Tuesday April 30, 2019 • 6:00PM • Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts • Free

Free Symphony Happy Hour Concert: I Could've Danced All Night

Come as you are and join the scene for our casual, after-work concerts! Enjoy a drink in the Kauffman Center lobby and then experience a variety of dance-inspired pieces played by Kansas City Symphony musicians. Hear Piazzola's lively Libertango arranged for woodwind quartet, a concert waltz for cello quartet and much more. Cash bars open at 5 p.m. followed by a one-hour concert in Helzberg Hall at 6 p.m. Reserve your FREE general admission tickets in advance starting March 1. info

1601 Broadway Blvd, Kansas City, MO, 64108
6:00PM