Events Calendar

Mar
3
Fri
Constellations @ KC Repertory Theater
Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm – Apr 1 @ 7:00 pm

If you could hit rewind on a relationship, you might discover the nuances of choice and destiny, and how the two intersect. This spellbinding, heartbreaking love story removes the boundaries of time and space, delving into the infinite possibilities of a couple’s relationship to reveal how the slightest change in conversation might send you down an entirely different path.  The scene re-sets again and again, in a fascinating look at love and life from one parallel universe to the next.

Mar
8
Wed
Eclipsed @ Unicorn Theater
Mar 8 – Apr 2 all-day

Five extraordinary women are brought together by the upheaval of civil war in Liberia. Four are held captive as wives of a rebel commanding officer, while the fifth works to free them in this stirring tale of hope, humor and resilience. This Tony Award-nominated drama comes from playwright Danai Gurira, who plays Michonne on AMC’s “The Walking Dead.”

 

Mar
10
Fri
Late Night Theatre- Golden! Girls Gone Wild @ Missie B's
Mar 10 @ 8:00 pm – Apr 21 @ 8:00 pm

Only 16 chances to see this classic! More purposely lost episodes! Filmed before a live studio audience! Yes, We are bringing back one of our most popular shows! From the minds of the ultimate parody theatre troupe Kansas City has ever seen! Late Night Theatre, once again, takes on the Geriatric Fantastic that is “The Golden Girls!” A True Parody! WE ARE GOING BACK TO OUR GRAY ROOTS! This time around, We are adding new skewered episodes. Ma, Blanche, Rose, and Dorothy take up Jazzercise, go to jail, deal with drug addiction, and end up at a nudist colony. The whole time Stan is tagging along! Can the Girls survive a wild time on the Lanai?
STARRING LATE NIGHT THEATRE ALUMNI:
RON MEGEE as Dorothy
GARY CAMPBELL as Ma
STEPHONNE SINGLETON as Blanche
CHADWICK BROOKS as Rose
RYAN GOVE as huge number of characters
MARTIN BUCHANAN as Stan
Director: Ron Megee
Costume Designer: Chadwick Brooks
Wig And Makeup Designer: Andy Chambers and Alan
Dunham of Wonderland
Sound and Lighting Designer: Roger Stoddard
Photographer: Ron Berg Photography
Producers: One Trunk Productions, Jessica Dressler, Ron Megee, and Chadwick Brooks

Mar
24
Fri
Raisin in the Sun @ Spencer Theatre
Mar 24 @ 8:00 pm – Apr 16 @ 2:00 pm

The classic story of the Younger family remains universally relevant and deeply relatable e more than 60 years after it first hit Broadway.

Mar
28
Tue
Bring Me The Horizon @ Arvest Bank Theater at the Midland
Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm

Hailing from Sheffield, multiple award-­‐winning Bring Me The Horizon are one of the UK’s biggest metal acts. Since therelease of 2004’s ‘This Is What The Edge Of Your Seat Was Made For’ EP, the world has witnessed the rise and rise of the quintet, whose major milestones include 2013’s critically acclaimed ‘Sempiternal’ reaching #1 in Australia, #3 in the UK and #11 in the US; selling out a 40 date US tour in 2014; headlining Wembley Arena last December; and announcing that they will be main support to Metallica at this year’s Reading & Leeds festival. The band are a truly international act, having toured the UK, Europe, US and Canada, South East Asia, Japan and Australia.With latest A-­‐List single ‘Drown’ taking the world by storm, Bring Me The Horizon are fast defining the rock and metal arena as we know it.

Beautiful- The Carole King Music @ Music Hall
Mar 28 @ 7:30 pm – Apr 2 @ 6:30 pm

Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah

MAGLCC: Masterminds @ Bishop McCann
Mar 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 am

This monthly ninety minute brainstorming session brings members together to discuss business challenges and opportunities.

Mar
29
Wed
KC Passages @ Holy Trinity United Methodist Church
Mar 29 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Passages is Kansas City””s only youth center dedicated to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning youth, and straight allies, operating now for over 23 years! We are open every Wednesday night from 5:30 to 9 PM to ages 14 to 20.

A Raisin in the Sun @ KC Repertory Theatre
Mar 29 @ 7:00 pm – Apr 16 @ 2:00 pm

The classic story of the Younger family remains universally relevant and deeply relatable more than 60 years after it first hit Broadway.  In pursuit of the American Dream, this dynamic African American family wrestles with the push to assimilate into a white Chicago neighborhood, and the pull of their cultural roots. These opposing forces both unite and divide the family, as each grapple with the social issues that challenge their identity – and the personal choices that will determine their future.

Disney on Ice: Follow Your Heart @ Sprint Center
Mar 29 @ 7:00 pm – Apr 2 @ 5:00 pm

Follow your heart straight to adventure at Disney On Ice! Just keep swimming with Dory and new pal Hank from Disney•Pixar’s Finding Dory as they set out to find her parents and discover the devotion of family. Cheer with Joy, Sadness, and the rest of the Emotions from Disney•Pixar’s Inside Out as they work together to boost Riley’s spirit and win the big hockey game. Venture to wintery Arendelle where Olaf and Kristoff help reunite royal sisters Anna and Elsa from Disney’s Frozen and learn love is the most powerful magic of all. See Cinderella, Rapunzel, Ariel and the Disney Princesses make their dreams possible through virtues of bravery, kindness and perseverance.

Golden Girls Gone Wilder! @ Missie B's
Mar 29 @ 7:00 pm – Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm

Late Night Theatre at Missie B’s is going back to their gray roots and this time around and adding new skewered episodes. Ma, Blanche, Rose, and Dorothy take up Jazzercise, go to jail,deal with drug addiction, and end up at a nudist colony. The whole time Stan is tagging along! Can the Girls survive a wild time on the Lanai?

BEAUTIFUL – The Carol King Musical @ Music Hall
Mar 29 @ 7:30 pm – Apr 2 @ 6:30 pm

Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. It wasn’t until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice.

The Sleeping Beauty @ KC Ballet
Mar 29 @ 7:30 pm – Apr 9 @ 7:30 pm

This romantic and tender tale is told with glittering dances, vibrant storybook characters and one of the most beloved grand pas de deux in all of ballet.

kcballet.org

Mar
30
Thu
Transgender Day of Visibility
Mar 30 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

The Mid-America GLCC and HRC-KC are proud to Co-Present the third annual observance of the International Transgender Day of Visibility on Thursday, March 30th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at ej4, LLC, located at 1818 Wyandotte St, #200, Kansas City, MO 64108.

Mar
31
Fri
Paragon Ragtime Orchestra @ Polsky Theatre
Mar 31 @ 7:00 pm

Ragtime and opera join hands as conductor Rick Benjamin and his 11-piece orchestra blend strings, woodwinds and brass to fill the evening with sounds of a lively past creating “America’s Original Music.”

Paula Poundstone @ Arvest Bank Theater at the Midland
Mar 31 @ 7:00 pm

Heralded as one of our country’s foremost comics, Paula Poundstone’s quick-thinking, unscripted approach to comedy makes for a perfect fit as a regular panelist on NPR’s #1 show, the screwball weekly news quiz show WAIT WAIT…DON’T TELL ME! where she holds the record for game losses. “The others cheat,” she says magnanimously, “you wouldn’t think NPR would put up with that.”

Anne-Sophie Mutter @ Folly Theater
Mar 31 @ 7:30 pm

For over three decades, she has been one of the most acclaimed violin virtuosos of our time.

Harriman Jewell Series- Anne-Sophie Mutter, violinist in recital @ Folly Theater
Mar 31 @ 7:30 pm
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Called “the undisputed queen of violin-playing” by The Times (London), Mutter has reigned as one of the world’s most acclaimed violin virtuosos for more than three decades. Since her Lucerne Festival debut in 1976, she has played on stages worldwide. This recital will mark her third Harriman-Jewell Series appearance, and her second Series recital with longtime collaborative pianist Lambert Orkis.

Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Currier: Clockwork
Artists: Lambert Orkis (Piano); Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin)
Mozart: Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, K 526
Artists: Lambert Orkis (Piano); Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin)
Respighi: Sonata for Violin and Piano in B minor
Artists: Lambert Orkis (Piano); Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin)
Saint-Saëns: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso
Artists: Lambert Orkis (Piano); Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin)
The Sleeping Beauty @ Kauffman Center
Mar 31 @ 7:30 pm – Apr 9 @ 7:45 pm

This romantic and tender tale is told with glittering dances, vibrant storybook characters and one of the most beloved grand pas de deux in all of ballet. This family-friendly ballet is a Kansas City premiere and sure to sell out.

kcballet.org

Apr
1
Sat
Ratatouille’s “One Night in Paris” @ Spirit of Hope Metropolitan Community Church
Apr 1 @ 6:30 pm

Spirit of Hope presents their 45th Anniversary kickoff Celebration, starting at 6:30p.m. Enjoy a 4 course meal that features Lasagna and all the trimmings plus a scrumptious Dessert. After Dinner you will enjoy a special show by the “RAT PACK” and there special guests, which will feature the Rat Pack Divas.  A great date night  to bring your family and friends for a wonderful evening of amazing Food and Entertainment. Get your tickets now!

Apr
2
Sun
PFLAG @ Village Presbyterian Church in Prairie Village
Apr 2 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Apr
3
Mon
UMKC Trans & Allies @ UMKC Student Union, Room 402
Apr 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join Trans+Allies, UMKC’s transgender-focused discussion group at 6pm in the Student Union building, room 402. This group is open to everyone in the community, including allies, friends, family, and trans folks of all ages. Topic is trans people of color.

Karaoke with Porcelain Posse @ Woody's Classic Sports Pub
Apr 3 @ 9:00 pm – 12:00 am

Woody’s Classic Sport’s Pub hosts this weekly event, 9-12 a.m. Join in the fun with Porcelain Posse for her Really GAY Karaoke & Lip Sync.

woodysclassic.com

Apr
4
Tue
Beer Happy Hour @ Woody's Classic Sports Pub
Apr 4 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Woody’s Classic Sport’s Pub hosts this weekly event, 4, -8 p.m. with a weekly Trivia Battle at 6pm.

Classics Uncorked – Shakespeare in Music @ Kauffman Center
Apr 4 @ 7:00 pm

As Shakespeare wrote, “All the world’s a stage!” This Kansas City Symphony concert, produced in conjunction with the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival’s 25th anniversary, features timeless music inspired by the Bard’s greatest comedies, tragedies and histories.

Laid Back Leather Social @ Woody's Classic Sports Pub
Apr 4 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Woody’s Classic Sport’s Pub hosts this weekly event, 7-10 p.m. and at 9 p.m., join in the fun with Karaoke with Porcelain Posse for her Really GAY Karaoke & Lip Sync.

Beauty and the Bizarre (Nat Geo speaker series) @ Kauffman Center
Apr 4 @ 7:30 pm

Anand Varma, Natural History Photographer, comes to Kansas City with unique images as he reveals the secret life cycle of the honeybee, captures the lightning-fast behaviors of hummingbirds, and offers a rare glimpse at our world’s small wonders.

Tickets.kauffmancenter.org

Apr
5
Wed
KC Passages 1st Wednesday Night — with KCAVP @ KC Passages
Apr 5 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

1st Wednesdays of every month: Street Outreach Services brings pizza and facilitates a discussion group. Bring your friends, learn a bit about relationships, and have a great evening! 5:30pm – 9:00pm.

Passages, KC’s LGBT Youth Center @ basement of the Holy Trinity United Methodist Church.
Apr 5 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Street Outreach Services brings pizza and facilitates a discussion group

Radiohead @ Sprint Center
Apr 5 @ 7:00 pm

The groundbreaking alternative rock band has sold over 30 million albums worldwide including six multi-platinum records thanks to hits that include “Creep,” “Fake Plastic Trees,” and “Karma Police.” Lead singer Thom Yorke along with bandmates Johny Greenwood, Colin Greenwood, Ed O’Brien and Philip Selway made Rolling Stone’s “The Greatest Artists Of All Time” list in 2005.

Apr
6
Thu
Miss Gay Missouri America 2017 @ Metropolitan Community Church of Great St. Louis
Apr 6 – Apr 8 all-day

The official preliminary to Miss Gay America 2018 will be held at Metropolitan Community Church of Greater St. Louis, 1920 S 7th, St Louis, Missouri, Pre-lim nights are April 6 & 7, with the winner announced April 8th.

Lawrence Browlkee and Eric Owens @ Folly Theater
Apr 6 @ 7:30 pm

Two of today’s greatest American voices will join together for a recital of art songs, arias and spirituals.

Rocktopia @ Midland Theatre
Apr 6 @ 7:30 pm

ROCKTOPIA LIVE is a revolutionary performance celebrating the fusion of classical music with classic rock. The live concert features five world-class vocalists, five top notch rock musicians, an orchestra and choir. ROCKTOPIA LIVE delivers one-of-a-kind musical arrangements featuring the works of classical composers, rock bands and artists including Queen, Mozart, Journey, Handel, U2, Tchaikovsky, Heart, Beethoven, Styx, Foreigner, Rachmaninoff, Pink Floyd, Copland, The Who and more. Now a PBS special ROCKTOPIA LIVE IN BUDAPEST: A CLASSICAL (R)EVOLUTION. Support your local PBS station by pledging to receive the DVD and CD which features full length versions of these musical mash ups.

Apr
7
Fri
First Fridays @ Crossroads District
Apr 7 all-day
Food Truck Friday at The Star @ The Kansas City Star parking lot
Apr 7 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Some of KC’s best food comes to you on four wheels! The Kansas City Star’s parking lot at the corner of 18th & McGee.

kansascitystar.com/chowtown

Mosaic; AIDS Walk Benefit
Apr 7 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

It’s our 19th First Friday gallery opening in the Crossroads Arts District with over 1,000 glazed ceramic tiles created by local youth, artists and volunteers. Each tile is an individual interpretation of the project’s theme: “A World Without AIDS.” Available for purchase, all proceeds benefit AIDS Walk Kansas City. Located in the art lobby of the Chair Building, 2020 Baltimore, KCMO

mosaickansascity.org

Trio Virado @ Polsky Theatre at Johnson County Community College
Apr 7 @ 5:23 pm – 6:23 pm

A concert trio experience with emotion and love of music that radiates electricity and takes the role of instrumental chamber music to new heights.

jccc.edu/performing-arts-series

Comedy’s Most Wanted @ Midland Theatre
Apr 7 @ 6:30 pm
Donny McCaslin @ The Folly Theater
Apr 7 @ 7:00 pm

Donny McCaslin grew up in in Santa Cruz, CA; inspired by his father, a pianist and vibraphonist, he started playing tenor saxophone at 12 and began touring Europe and participating in the prestigious Monterey Jazz Festival’s California All-Star band while in high school.  His first record as a leader, Exile and Discovery was released in 1998 and he has recorded eleven solo albums. In 2014, McCaslin played tenor and soprano saxophone on David Bowie’s single “Sue (Or in a Season of Crime).” Subsequently he would play saxophone on Bowie’s 2016 album Blackstar.

Donny McCaslin (sax)

Jason Lindner (keyboards) 

Jonathan Maron (bass)

Mark Guliana (drums

JazzTalk with special guest host Steve Kraske at 7pm

Apr
8
Sat
Hear Me Out Toastmasters @ LikeMe Lighthouse
Apr 8 @ 9:00 am – Apr 22 @ 11:00 am

We are a group that embraces the sexuality spectrum and the colorful language that goes along with describing one’s understanding.

hearmeout.toastmastersclubs.org

Harriman-Jewell Series- Tomer Gewirtzman, pianist in recital [Free Discovery Concert] @ Folly Theater
Apr 8 @ 7:00 pm
Discovery Concerts are free to the public. Print-at-home tickets can be ordered online starting two months before an event, or received in advance with Complete Series subscriptions. Click the tickets button to subscribe or click “Tickets” in the main menu above for more information.

A tradition of recognizing and nurturing emerging talent will continue with a free Discovery Concert by this Young Concert Artists Harriman-Jewell Series prizewinner chosen by director Clark Morris. In addition to the Series prize, the Israeli pianist also won First Prize of the 2015 Young Concert Artists International Auditions.

Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Couperin: Pièces de Clavecin
Artist: Tomer Gewirtzman (Piano)
Liszt: Sonata for Piano in B minor, S 178
Artist: Tomer Gewirtzman (Piano)
Corigliano: Fantasia on an Ostinato
Artist: Tomer Gewirtzman (Piano)
Schumann: Fantasie in C Major, Op. 17
Artist: Tomer Gewirtzman (Piano)
Chris Tomlin @ Sprint Center
Apr 8 @ 7:30 pm

GRAMMY Award winner Chris Tomlin’s ‘Worship Night in America’ tour stops at Sprint Center on Saturday, April 8. Tomlin is joined by a host of critically acclaimed musicians including Big Daddy Weave, Phil Wickham, Zach Williams, Mosaic MSC and Jason Barton.

Apr
9
Sun
Passport To India @ Kauffman Foundation
Apr 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Discover the dance, music, fashions, art and culture of South Asia at a very special event!

nelson-atkins.org/art/exhibitions

Apr
10
Mon
Bear Happy Hour @ Woody's Classic Sports Pub
Apr 10 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Woody’s Classic Sport’s Pub hosts this weekly event, 4, -8 p.m. with a weekly Trivia Battle at 6pm.

Karaoke with Porcelain Posse @ Woody's Classic Sports Pub
Apr 10 @ 9:00 pm – 12:00 am

Woody’s Classic Sport’s Pub hosts this weekly event, 9-12 a.m. Join in the fun with Porcelain Posse for her Really GAY Karaoke & Lip Sync.

Apr
12
Wed
Passages, KC’s LGBT Youth Center @ Holy Trinity United Methodist Church
Apr 12 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

On Wednesdays, from 5:30pm until 9:00pm, we have Dinner Nights. We have food donated and structured programming from assorted organizations around Kansas City.

Grinders restaurant donates their own pizza

Angelica Ross @ UMKC Pierson Auditorium
Apr 12 @ 6:00 pm

From the boardroom, to film sets, to the White House, Angelica Ross is a leading figure of success and strength in the movement for trans and racial equality. Named, “1st Foot Soldier of the Year” in 2015 by Melissa Harris Perry, Angelica Is the founder of  TransTech Social Enterprises, a company that empowers trans  and gender nonconforming people through on-the-job training in leadership and workplace skills.

info.umkc.edu/lgbt

UMKC LGBTQIA Pride Lecture featuring Angelica Ross @ UMKC Pierson Auditorium
Apr 12 @ 6:00 pm

From the boardroom, to film sets, to the White House, she is a leading figure of success and strength in the movement for trans and racial equality. Named, “1st Foot Soldier of the Year” in 2015 by Melissa Harris Perry, Angelica Is the founder of  TransTech Social Enterprises, a company that empowers trans  and gender nonconforming people through on-the-job training in leadership and workplace skills.

info.umkc.edu/lgbt/angelicaross

In This Moment @ Midland Theatre
Apr 12 @ 7:00 pm
Apr
13
Thu
MAGLCC B2B Network @ Sprint Accelerator
Apr 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join the Mid-America GLCC for the B2B Network on Thursday, 5:30 to 7:30 pm. The B2B Network  will be held at Sprint Accelerator, located at 210 W 19 Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64108.

MAGLCC B2B Network @ Lidia's
Apr 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join the Mid-America GLCC for the April B2B Network! The April B2B Network will be held on Thursday, April 13th, 5:30 to 7:30 pm at Lidia’s located at 101 W. 22nd St, Kansas City, MO 64108.

Bacon & Bourbon Festival 2017 @ The Guild
Apr 13 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Eat bacon! Drink bourbon! Enjoy Hog Heaven!

xorbia.com/events/thepitch/bacon2017

Bond and Beyond: 50 years of 007 @ Kauffman Center
Apr 13 @ 7:00 pm – Apr 15 @ 8:00 pm

Celebrate the world’s most famous spy with the music you know and love

kcsymphony.org

Laid Back Leather Social @ Woodys Classic Sports Pub
Apr 13 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Woody’s Classic Sport’s Pub hosts this weekly event, 7-10 p.m. and at 9 p.m., join in the fun with Karaoke with Porcelain Posse for her Really GAY Karaoke & Lip Sync.

woodysclassic.com

UMKC Jazz Night @ The Folly Theater
Apr 13 @ 7:00 pm

This collage concert at the Folly Theater will feature a variety of ensembles that represent the entirety of jazz studies at the Conservatory, directed by Bobby Watson and Dan Thomas.

Details coming soon. Stay tuned!

Tickets: $12 general public; $5 for all UMKC faculty, staff and all students with UMKC or student ID

Apr
14
Fri
Lewis Black @ Midland Theatre
Apr 14 @ 7:00 pm

Known as the king of the rant, LEWIS BLACK uses his trademark style of comedic yelling and animated finger-pointing to skewer anything and anyone that gets under his skin. His comedic brilliance lies in his ability to make people laugh at the absurdities of life, with topics that include current events, social media, politics and anything else that exposes the hypocrisy and madness he sees in the world.

John Mayer @ Sprint Center
Apr 14 @ 7:30 pm

GRAMMY Award-winning singer/songwriter John Mayer launches his ‘Search For Everything’ World Tour this spring with a stop at Sprint Center on April 14. This tour marks the first solo tour for Mayer since 2014 that features a full band, solo acoustic and John Mayer Trio sets of music. The first wave of music from his recent album “The Search For Everything” was released this month and went straight to #1 on iTunes.

Apr
15
Sat
UFC @ Sprint Center
Apr 15 all-day

The wait is over for fight fans in Kansas City, as the UFC makes its long-awaited debut at Sprint Center on April 15 with a stacked lineup of mixed martial arts’ best. In the main event, UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson is on the verge of history, as a win over Brazilian challenger Wilson Reis will see him tie the record for most successful UFC title defenses. But that’s not all for KC fight fans, as Brazilian groundfighting wizard Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza takes on exciting Australian finisher Robert Whittaker in the co-featured bout of the evening, and Michelle “The Karate Hottie” Waterson faces fellow strawweight contender Rose Namajunas. Tickets go on sale March 10

Overland Park Farmer’s Market Opening Day @ Overland Park Farmers’ Market
Apr 15 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 pm

Join us on Saturday, as we kick off the 35th Anniversary season! Visit with nearly 70 unique vendors providing fresh produce, local foods and one-of-a-kind specialty items. The Farmers’ Market helps you eat farm-to-table, in-season and locally while supporting your community.

downtownop.org

Kansas City Easter Parade @ Zona Rosa Town Square
Apr 15 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

This FREE community event features the Easter Bunny, a “Best Dressed” walking parade featuring Spring/Easter finery, a petting zoo, family games at Town Square, and more!

zonarosa.com

Apr
16
Sun
Magic Men Live! @ Midland Theatre
Apr 16 @ 7:00 pm

Ladies Night Just Got A Lot More Interesting…

Introducing MAGIC MEN® LIVE! Experience the ladies night you’ve been waiting for like never before with a brand new, high energy, crowd interactive show that has captivated women of all ages.

Apr
17
Mon
Bear Happy Hour @ Woody's Classic Sports Pub
Apr 17 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Woody’s Classic Sport’s Pub hosts this weekly event, 4, -8 p.m. with a weekly Trivia Battle at 6pm.

Karaoke with Porcelain Posse @ Woody's Classic Sports Pub
Apr 17 @ 9:00 pm – 12:00 am

Woody’s Classic Sport’s Pub hosts this weekly event, 9-12 a.m. Join in the fun with Porcelain Posse for her Really GAY Karaoke & Lip Sync.

The Teacher from the Black Lagoon @ The Folly Theater
Apr 17 @ 9:45 pm – 11:30 pm

The Teacher from the Black Lagoon (by Mike Thaler and Jared Lee) Follow Hubie’s imagination as he faces his comically horrific fears and discovers his teacher is human after all.

Dogzilla (by Dav Pilkey) The dreaded Dogzlla awakens and the residents of Mousopolis must run for their lives.  Can they get rid of the stinky dog before it’s too late?

Grumpy Bird (by Jeremy Tankard) Bird wakes up one morning feeling too grumpy to fly.  A succession of happy-go-lucky animals turn his day around.

I Want My Hat Back (by Jon Klassen) The bear’s hat is gone and he wants it back.  When the deer comes by and asks a simple question, the bear’s memory returns and he renews his search with a vengeance.

Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse (by Kevin Henkes) Lilly loves everything about school, especially her teacher, Mr. Slinger-until he takes her magical purse.  Lilly’s fury leads to revenge and then to remorse as she sets out to make amends.

Love Splat, Splat the Cat (by Rob Scotton) Splat has a special valentine for his classmate, Kitten, but she doesn’t seem to like him.  Will Splat’s heartfelt Valentine win Kitten’s paw in the end?

Suggested for Pre-K-3rd grades

Duration 1 hour

Choose show time: 9:45 and 11:30

Apr
19
Wed
Passages, KC’s LGBT Youth Center @ Holy Trinity United Methodist Church
Apr 19 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Passages Volunteers prepare a meal with the Kansas City Anti-Violence Project providing insightful content on topics like dating safety and healthy relationships

On Wednesdays, from 5:30pm until 9:00pm, we have Dinner Nights. We have food donated and structured programming from assorted organizations around Kansas City.

I’m Gonna Pray for You So Hard @ Unicorn Theatre
Apr 19 @ 7:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Ella is an up-and-coming actress who wants nothing more than to make her famous playwright father proud. Over the course of a boozy, drug-fueled evening, things begin to unravel when they read the reviews of her Off-Broadway debut. This probing and darkly funny play sheds new light on the fight to overcome a parent’s legacy

unicorntheatre.org

Apr
20
Thu
DIFFA Showcase 2017 @ The Historic Muehlebach Hotel in downtown Kansas City
Apr 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

We are excited to announce our next chapter! We invite you to help our community by attending our exciting, new event called DIFFA Showcase! We are going to “recharge the rainbow” with a fun-filled evening of friendship, food, music, cocktails and raise funding with a spectacular silent auction of one-of-a-kind locally designed objects—fine art, fashion , food and furniture. All of this taking place at the historic Muehlebach Hotel downtown.

diffakc.org

Third Thursday @ Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Apr 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us every Third Thursday for live music, free programs, art activities and more showcasing the talents of local artists and collaborators, all for adult audiences!

Nelson-atkins.org

Laid Back Leather Social @ Woodys Classic Sports Pub
Apr 20 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Woody’s Classic Sport’s Pub hosts this weekly event, 7-10 p.m. and at 9 p.m., join in the fun with Karaoke with Porcelain Posse for her Really GAY Karaoke & Lip Sync.
woodysclassic.com

Apr
21
Fri
GLSEN National Day of Silence
Apr 21 all-day

Day of Silence is a student-led national event organized in thousands of schools, bringing awareness to the silencing effects of anti-LGBTQ name-calling, bullying and harassment in schools.

dayofsilence.org

Local Life 3rd Friday @ Downtown Overland Park
Apr 21 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Explore the unique and locally owned shops in Downtown Overland Park! From 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. participating businesses bring you everything from free wine tastings, food samples and cooking demos to live music, art exhibits and giveaways.

downtownop.org

 

Dan & Shay @ Midland Theatre
Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm

Critically acclaimed duo Dan + Shay (Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney) hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Albums Chart with their first album Where It All Began, which was released in 2014. Racking up more than 25 million YouTube views, they are the only new country duo in SoundScan recorded history to debut at No. 1. Additionally, the pair has impressively sold over 1.5 million digital tracks and over 372,000 album equivalents to date, which includes 117 million streams. Their latest single “Nothin’ Like You” hit No. 1 at Country radio, while their debut single “19 You + Me” is certified Gold by the RIAA selling over 774,000 downloads. Dan + Shay have been nominated for both CMA and ACM’s “Vocal Duo of the Year” for two years in a row, and were previously nominated for a CMT Music Video Award. Dan + Shay finished up 2015 with their headlining “Just the Right Kind of Crazy” Tour. For more information please visit DanAndShay.com and follow @DanandShay on Twitter and Instagram.

Carlos Gardel @ Theater at Crown Center
Apr 21 @ 8:00 pm

The MTH Theater at Crown Center in collaboration with Ensemble Ibérica present, Songs from “The King of Tango”  featuring Bruno Bessa and master tango violinist, Christine Brebes from Buenos Aires, Argentina.

musicaltheaterheritage.com

Round About Midnight @ Kauffman Center
Apr 21 @ 8:00 pm

You’ll know you’ve experienced the true ART OF THE BIG BAND! when the KC Jazz Orchestra plays a very special tribute to two of the greatest jazz artists of all-time: Trumpeter Miles Davis and Saxophonist John Coltrane.

kcjazzorchestra.org

Apr
22
Sat
48th Symphony Designers’ Showhouse @ Showhouse
Apr 22 – May 14 all-day

Kansas City Symphony Alliance is a nonprofit volunteer organization which promotes an interest in classical music throughout the Kansas City area and helps promote through volunteerism, educational projects, social activities and fund-raising projects.

kcsymphonyalliance.org

Little Apple Pride, Manhattan KS @ City Park
Apr 22 all-day

Join in the fun by starting your day at Manhattan City Park. The parade will begin at 10:30 am and the route will be posted closer to the date. Entertainment will begin at the City Park Bandshell at noon.

facebook.com/LittleApplePride

Hear Me Out Toastmasters @ Like Me Lighthouse
Apr 22 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

A place for Kansas City’s LGBTQIPA community to attain public speaking confidence and leadership experience.  We are a group that embraces the sexuality spectrum and the colorful language that goes along with describing one’s understanding.

hearmeout.toastmastersclubs.org

Downtown KC Wine Walk @ Power and Light District
Apr 22 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Take sips and dining samples from each of the seven participating venues.

Harriman-Jewel Series: The Great Flood: guitarist Bill Frisell with ensemble, and a film by Bill Morrison @ Folly Theater
Apr 22 @ 5:00 pm

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For a second consecutive season, the Series will collaborate with the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art to present guitarist Bill Frisell and ensemble to Kansas City audiences. Through the creative mastery of Frisell and filmmaker Bill Morrison, a brilliant film of historic footage coupled with equally brilliant music will offer a compelling glimpse of the disastrous Mississippi River Flood of 1927.

Presenters: Harriman-Jewell Series; Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
The Great Flood
Seafood Soiree @ Kansas City Zoo
Apr 22 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Join us for the fifth annual Seafood Soiree! Seafood, drinks and sea-sational fun are in store! Kansas City’s premier chefs will demonstrate how to prepare sustainable seafood while you sample their amazing creations.

kansascityzoo.org

The Pirates of Penzance @ Lyric Opera
Apr 22 @ 7:30 pm – Apr 30 @ 2:00 pm

Gilbert and Sullivan’s cheeky and charming operetta abounds with pirates, maidens and a Major General with the true gift of gab.

kcopera.org

It Gets Better @ Yardley Hall at Johnson County Community College
Apr 22 @ 8:00 pm

In this newest production of it gets better, stories were collected from communities across the nation, and 12 were dramatized for the stage. All performers speak the words of the real individuals they portray as well, public figures such as NBA basketball star Jason Collins. Finally, members of the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles are joined onstage by local choirs in a collaborative public performance that culminates the weeklong residency.

jccc.edu/performing-arts-series

Apr
23
Sun
PFLAG @ Like Me Lighthouse
Apr 23 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Kansas City holds regular chapter meetings twice each month. Support for parents, family, friends and LGBT individuals. Public Event. The 2nd Sunday meeting is in Room 307 at Village Presbyterian Church in Prairie Village, 3 pm.

likemelighthouse.org

K-State Rhapsody IV @ The Folly Theater
Apr 23 @ 4:00 pm

K-State Rhapsody IV presents a colossal performance of the greatest music from the movies.  At the historic Folly Theater, the Kansas State University Grand Chorus and a professional orchestra bring film music to life in a live concert event, featuring music from Star Wars, the Lord of the Rings, the Matrix, Harry Potter, and many more.

The Rhapsody concert series, created by the Kansas State University choirs, directly benefits students with scholarships and provides performance opportunities.  In 2016, Rhapsody performed Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana with the Kansas City Ballet with nearly 1,600 in attendance.

Apr
24
Mon
Moonlight, film screening @ Student Union Theater
Apr 24 all-day

At once a vital portrait of contemporary African American life and an intensely personal and poetic meditation on identity, family, friendship, and love, MOONLIGHT is a groundbreaking piece of cinema that reverberates with deep compassion and universal truths. Anchored by extraordinary performances from a tremendous ensemble cast, Barry Jenkins’s staggering, singular vision is profoundly moving in its portrayal of the moments, people, and unknowable forces that shape our lives and make us who we are.”

Co-sponsored with the Union Programming Board, at 7pm in the Student Union Theater.

info.umkc.edu/lgbt/events/pride2017

Bear Happy Hour @ Woody's Classic Sports Pub
Apr 24 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Woody’s Classic Sport’s Pub hosts this weekly event, 4, -8 p.m. with a weekly Trivia Battle at 6pm.

Karaoke with Porcelain Posse @ Woody's Classic Sports Pub
Apr 24 @ 9:00 pm – 12:00 am

Woody’s Classic Sport’s Pub hosts this weekly event, 9-12 a.m. Join in the fun with Porcelain Posse for her Really GAY Karaoke & Lip Sync.

Apr
25
Tue
MAGLCC: Masterminds @ Bishop-McCann
Apr 25 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

The Mid-America Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce would like to invite you to the April MasterMinds Session, 7:30 am to 9:00 am at Bishop-McCann, 1701 Walnut, Kansas City, MO.  

maglcc.org

Two Door Cinema @ Midland Theatre
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm

TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB has announced their first US single, “Bad Decisions” off of the band’s highly anticipated third album, Gameshow.  The album is available to pre-order now and due out October 14th on Glassnote Records.  Additionally, the band will hit the road on a headline tour starting on November 17th in Washington D.C. and wrapping December 3rd in Valley Center. The tour goes on sale Friday, August 5th.

Apr
26
Wed
Passages, KC’s LGBT Youth Center @ Holy Trinity United Methodist Church
Apr 26 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

On Wednesdays, from 5:30pm until 9:00pm, we have Dinner Nights. We have food donated and structured programming from assorted organizations around Kansas City. Passages Volunteers prepare a meal with a discussion topic relevant to youth

Bishop Briggs @ Arvest Bank Theatre
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm

While those in a Tokyo karaoke bar may not have realized it, they were witnesses to a life-altering experience for four-year-old Bishop Briggs. As she sang her first song in public, Bishop fell instantly in love with performing, and her auspicious debut served not only as an indelible touchpoint, but also the initial indicator of an unmistakable identity.

Born to Scottish parents, raised in Japan and Hong Kong, immersed in American pop-culture, and having attended college in Hollywood, Bishop is a true world citizen. She began writing her own songs at the age of seven, and would perform these unfiltered observations about her life to a captive audience: her family. It is now recognized that this precociousness, coupled with her upbringing, would draw a clear line to who she would become.

During her early years in Los Angeles, Bishop hit the pavement; focused and on a clear mission, she was never too proud to play any venue that would have her, often to crowds smaller than would gather in her childhood living room. While many would have given up, not only was Bishop undeterred, but, through her perseverance, every challenge and obstacle provided her with much of the life experience that comes through in her music. Now fine-tuned as a performer, Bishop is an example of what happens when ability meets determination.

Her voice has grit and heft — it is lived-in and unafraid — putting her solidly in the lineage of female vocalists such as Janis Joplin, Florence Welch, Aretha Franklin, and Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard. Like those who have left a mark before her, Bishop foregoes restraint and defies categorization, forging a path that is uniquely hers. Though she now sings her own songs in larger, crowded venues, Bishop still performs with the abandon and intimacy of someone addressing a handful of people in a small room. Deceptively composed, Bishop is often only a heartbeat away from howling with joy or being paralyzed by tears. The result is beyond inspiring, and promises to be as much of a transcendent experience for the audience as it is for Bishop.

“Wild Horses” and “River” are singles that present a rising artist who has spent years developing her craft. The emotions are timeless, the sounds are now; “River” juxtaposes the heartfelt, idiosyncratic soul of Jack Garratt and Hozier with the brash, brassy production of Yeezus or TNGHT. Composed in bedrooms, and destined for festival tents and arenas, Bishop claims her music comes from a place of sadness, though it might be more accurate to say it comes from a place of substance. While the words themselves are direct and precise, they encompass grand emotions which are deeply personal yet rendered in a way that invites listeners to project and examine their own experiences; isn’t that what music is supposed to do?

What unequivocally distinguishes Bishop is there is no duality — no difference between Bishop the person and Bishop the artist — they are one in the same. There is no construct or persona, there’s just her. Whether it is the defiance of “Wild Horses” or the rapture of “River,” they are all inspired by what she calls “the biggest, most toxic and tragic love affair I’ve ever had”: her lifelong commitment to music.

Bishop is not offering merely a piece of her heart — she’s giving you the whole thing.

Apr
27
Thu
Forks & Corks @ Grand Ballroom of the Kansas City Convention Center
Apr 27 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Forks & Corks was created in 1997 to support Harvesters’ hunger relief effort and is known today as one of Kansas City’s best Food & Wine Events! Eat, drink & feed many at this fantastic event where 100% of the proceeds benefit the hungry in our community.

harvesters.org

Laid Back Leather Social @ Woodys Classic Sports Pub
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Woody’s Classic Sport’s Pub hosts this weekly event, 7-10 p.m. and at 9 p.m., join in the fun with Karaoke with Porcelain Posse for her Really GAY Karaoke & Lip Sync.

woodysclassic.com

Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile @ Helzberg Hall
Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm

The trio of star performers reunite with the musical rapport developed while they were three members of a groundbreaking quartet for The Goat Rodeo Sessions, a 2013 Grammy-Award winning collaborative album with bluegrass fiddler Stuart Duncan.

hjseries.org

Apr
28
Fri
Pig & Swig @ Power and Light District
Apr 28 – Apr 29 all-day

Enjoy some of the best regional BBQ, as well as bourbon, beer and whiskey.

What Would Crazy Horse Do? @ COPAKEN STAGE
Apr 28 – May 28 all-day

KC Rep proudly presents the world premiere of a new play by preeminent Native American writer Larissa FastHorse.  

kcrep.org

Harriman-Jewell Series- Joyce DiDonato, The English Concert, with vocal cast in Handel’s Ariodante @ Folly Theater
Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm

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Kansas City’s favorite mezzo-soprano joins forces with London-based baroque orchestra The English Concert, led by Harry Bicket, with vocalists Christiane Karg, Sonia Prina, David Portillo, Joelle Harvey, and Mathew Brook in a concert of Handel’s admired opera.

Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series
Handel: Ariodante, HWV 33
Artist: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
Ensemble: English Concert
Joyce DiDonato @ Kauffman Center
Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm

Kansas City’s favorite mezzo-soprano joins forces with London-based baroque orchestra The English Concert and vocalists in a concert of Handel’s admired opera.

hjseries.org

Apr
29
Sat
Doggies & Dogwoods Days @ Powell Gardens
Apr 29 – Apr 30 all-day

Yes, dogs. For two days only, Powell Gardens is allowing pups (with current tags and on leashes) in the Gardens! Spend time outdoors with your best friend.

powellgardens.org

Man in Love @ SPENCER THEATRE
Apr 29 – May 28 all-day

Written by Kansas City native Christina Anderson, the story examines a world where a criminal and his victims can get lost in the crowd.

kcrep.org