Kansas City Calendar of Events

GOAL: to help promote awareness and attendance for charitable, fundraising, civic, sporting and social events; to avoid scheduling conflicts on events and to help recruit new volunteers for some worthy causes.

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Begins Jan 1, 2012-KANSAS CITY ZOO DISCOUNTS
for all residents of Jackson and Clay Counties
with proof of residency receive:
Discounted daily admission to the Zoo. These prices are $5 for adults, $4.50 for seniors and $4 for children ages 3-11
Discounted Friends of the Zoo (FOTZ) memberships
FOTZ memberships include discounts on special events (NOT Jazzoo!), educational programs, camps and classes
Click here (and scroll to middle of page) for discount pricing - Some discounts as low as 50%!; 816.513.5800; http://www.kansascityzoo.org/

Tuesdays

Abel Ramirez Big Band Dance, Finnigans Hall in the Gold Star Theater ( the old Gold Buffet ), 503 east 18th (6 blocks east of Burlington and or 2 blocks south from Armour rd. on Fayette st.), North Kansas City 64116; 7:30-9:30pm; no cover; Ballroom dancing; Free parking, easy access; Casual Dress; No reservations; 816-221-3466; www.abelramirezbigband.com

Every Tuesday-The Kansas City Pachyderm Club, Hoof and Horn Room, Golden Ox Restaurant, 1600 Genessee, 11:45 am weekly luncheon; 816-842-2866, http://www.kcpachy.com/

Survivors of Suicide Support Group, open peer-to-peer group with professional support, first Tuesday of every month – Independence Regional Hospital, 816-373-8470

Thursdays

1st Thursdays of the month-Supporting Ourselves and Others at Risk, Menorah Medical Center, Conference Room A/B, 5721 W 119th St.l support group dedicated to addressing the needs of women at increased risk for breast and/or ovarian cancer; 913-663-2100; www.supportingthoseatrisk.org

2nd Thursdays of the month-The Harmonica Club of Greater KC, Wexford Place, "Stafford Room," 6500 N Crosby; 6:30pm; meeting and play-along; 816-790-3724, www.harmonicaclubkc.org

Every Thursday-UMKC Student Jazz Jams, a benefit for future musicians, Mike's Tavern, 5424 Troost (55th and Troost), 6-9pm, FREE, they play for school credit and our benefit, and if you're lucky, Bobby Watson will jam with his students, Free parking; pdreiling@gmail.com

Thursday evenings (almost every week)-Kansas City Consignment Auction, Andrew Turner Auctions, 3177 Mercier St, KCMO 64111; 5-10pm: 5pm preview, 6pm start and 10pm end; If purchases are made a 7.85% sales tax and a 5% bidder premium is applied; Now accepting Credit Cards! Visa, Mastercard, Amex, and Discover; Inventory changes every week: furniture, antiques, collectibles, artwork, retro/vintage, military, tools and so much more! Free ample, well-lit parking; Andrew Turner: 816-960-4664; andrew@atakc.com ; www.atakc.com (sign-up for email notification)

Every Thursday- Citydog Happy Hour, Lillie's Pet Friendly Restaurant, 815 W. 17 St., 5:30pm, RSVP at 816-561-4504

Fridays

Every FridayThe Mutual Musicians Foundation, Rush Hour Live Jazz, 4:30-8:30, Fridays, Late Night Jams, 1am-5am; weekends – 1823 Highland, 816-471-5212, www.thefoundationjamson.org

Saturdays

EVERY Saturday (call Levee/check site to reconfirm)-

DANCE to Camp Harlow Band at the Levee, 16 W 43rd St, Kansas City, MO 64111; MAP; 5-8:30pm; $5 cover; Levee (816) 561-2821; www.camp-harlow.com

2nd Saturdays of Every Month-Artist Kelly Buntin-Johnson, Missouri Bluffs Boutique, 512 Main Street, Weston, Missouri 64098; 2-7pm; Free Admission. Refreshments will be served; A native Missourian, Kelly Buntin Johnson has been beading and hand sewing figures and jewelry for over twenty years. Kelly's artwork is collected worldwide. Images and stories about her art are a part of these recently published books: Living the Creative Life by Rice Freeman-Zachary and 500 Handmade Dolls, a Lark Books Publication. On the first Sunday of each month, Kelly will be showing new creations from her 2009 Jewelry Collection. Refreshments will be served; Dress: Casual; contactus@missouribluffs.com; http://www.missouribluffs.com/

3rd Saturday nights-Polar Bear Pajama Party, 7pm-8am; $35 ($30 for FOTZ members) Zoo admission not included; One adult chaperone per 10 children under 18 is required. A continental breakfast will be served in the morning; Enjoy a sleepover with all your friends in the brand new Polar Bear Passage viewing building. Everything your family wants in a Zoo overnight at the right price. Discover the Zoo’s newest animal, Nikita the Polar Bear and explore Arctic animals' adaptations to extreme weather. You may even get to explore the Zoo after hours and see what the animals do at night (weather permitting).
Please note: A minimum of 20 participants is required for campouts. If the date you select does not fill, we will do our best to reschedule you. Please read our registration and cancellation policies prior to registering; register at 816-513-5723; www.kansascityzoo.org

3rd Saturday of every month- “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”, Screenland Crossroads, 1656 Washington St., KCMO; Tickets $8, prop bags $3; Pre-show starts at 10pm; http://www.kcrockyhorror.com/ ; http://www.screenland.com/

once a month on Saturdays = Westport Writer's Workshop, ; 816-753 8111 for the next meeting time and place

Every Saturday year around-Cedar Cove, Feline Conservatory, Louisburg, KS; Weekend Tours: 816-739-0363; info: 913-837-5515; http://www.saveoursiberians.org/

Every Saturday morning - Mother Nature Reads, Lakeside Nature Center, located in Swope Park, 4701 East Gregory Blvd, KCMO 64132; Map; 10am; free; children of all ages are read a story, talk about an animal, do a craft; If large groups want to attend, please call in advance; Ctr hours: Tues-Sat, 9am-5pm; Sun, noon-4pm; 816.513.8960; http://www.lakesidenaturecenter.org/

Every Saturday-The Roasterie Tours, 1204 West 27th Street, KCMO; 11am; free; Kansas City's biggest independent coffee roaster; 816-931-4000

Every Saturday-Boulevard Brewing Company Facility Tours, Boulevard Brewing Company, 2501 Southwest Boulevard, KCMO, Visit the Midwest's top Regional Brewery and sample free beer! Reservations are required, 11am, 1pm and 3pm, 816.474.7095, http://www.boulevard.com/

Saturdays and Sundays-have a great morning/afternoon at City Market, 5th and Walnut, fresh fruits, veggies, and a multitude of other things! Largest in 4 (or is it 6?) states ; http://www.thecitymarket.org/

Sundays

2nd Sunday of each month (except May)-Kansas City Celiac Support Association Meeting, St. Joseph Medical Center - Community Center Building D, 1000 Carondelet Dr, Kansas City, MO 64114; 2pm - 4pm; FREE; We are a support group for anyone who has been diagnosed with Celiac. We host free monthly meetings to provide support, education, and free gluten free samples! You are welcome to attend if you are gluten intolerant or sensitive; Free parking; Casual Dress; Angela Lukenbill: (913) 393‑2400; president@csakansascity.org; http://csakansascity.org/

3rd Sunday July-Dec-Storyweaver Sundays, Experience the magic of storytelling with a different performer every month. http://www.unionstation.org/

Ongoing - 7 days a week

Ongoing - National Kidney Foundation Kidney Cars Program, accepting used cars to sell at auctions or for parts to fund kidney programs, such as Camp ChiMer for children on dialysis. Daily, 1-800-488-2277. http://www.kidney.org/

Ongoing – Downtown Overland Park Farmer's Market, every Saturday and Wednesday at 7:30am, OP Farmer's Market, 80 St. and Marty, two blocks west of Metcalf, 913-642-2222

Ongoing - "Harry S. Truman: His Life and Times," new permanent exhibition featuring artifacts and objects from the Truman Library collection, Truman Presidential Museum and Library, 500 W U.S. 24 Hwy., 816-268-8200 or http://www.trumanlibrary.org/

Ongoing-"Prairie Gold: Opportunity and Struggle, Douglas County 1820-1861", Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Massachusetts, Lawrence, KS 785-841-4109

Ongoing-Loula Long Combs: Kansas City's First Lady of the Show Ring, Kansas City Museum, 3218 Gladstone Blvd.; horse show ring, $2.50, $2, 816-483-8300; www.kcmuseum.com

Seasonal

Mar-Dec-the Historic 1855 Harris-Kearney House Museum; http://www.westporthistorical.com/

April through the End of October-Vaile Mansion, 1500 North Liberty Street, Independence, Missouri 64050; MAP; Adults $6; Children/Students $3; Seniors/Groups $5; Mansion: (816) 325-7430; Ron Potter: (816) 229-8293; http://www.visitindependence.com/
Closed Dec 23-25
10am-4pm Mon-Sat
1-4pm Sun

May - September (2nd Saturdays of Every Month) NKC Second Saturdays Art Market; Downtown North Kansas City; Off of Layfette St and Armour Rd; North Kansas City (Northtowne); 9 AM - 9 PM; FREE; local jazz, classic cars, and local art; outdoor event, convenient parking nearby; Dress: Weather appropriate; If wanting to apply to show art at an upcoming 2nd Saturdays event; http://tinyurl.com/northtownartmarket

Nov Through Middle of March-Crown Center Ice Terrace 40th season, Crown Center Square, 2450 Grand Boulevard, Kansas City, MO; 816-274-8411; http://www.crowncenter.com/Entertainment-ice/Index.htm
•Regular admission is $6, or free for adults over age 60 and children age 4 and under. Skate rental is $3, or skaters may bring their own.
•Skaters age 12 and under must be under the supervision of a parent or guardian (21 or older).
Regular hours through January:
Sunday through Thursday, 10am to 9pm;
Friday & Saturday, 10am to 11pm
February and March hours:
Monday through Thursday, Noon to 9pm
Friday, Noon to 11pm
Saturday, 10am to 11pm
Sunday, 10am to 9pm
Holiday Hours: Thanksgiving Day 3pm to 10pm; Christmas Eve 10am to 6pm; Christmas Day CLOSED; New Year's Eve 10am to 6pm; New Year's Day 12pm to 9pm
Two-for-One Tuesdays! After 5pm, pay one full price admission and receive a second for FREE. (Skate rental not included - $3/person)
Group rates Monday through Thursday for groups of 20 or more people. Reservations are required; 816-274-8411


Sept 14-Oct 1-MET's 13th Anniversary Season:
ANTIGONE
, Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, 3614 Main, KCMO 64111; MAP; www.metkc.org
Great plays. Passionate - Powerful - Personal.
French playwright Jean Anouilh's tragedy (inspired by Sophocles' play written in or before 441 BC)
SYNOPSIS:
Thebes is under attack. In a bloody battle outside the city's gates, the sons of Oedipus fight to the death. King Creon issues an edict: Eteocles, who nobly defended Thebes against his brother and the invading army, is to be buried a hero; the body of his treacherous brother must be left to rot. Antigone and her uncle are locked in conflict. With no burial rites, Antigone knows that her brother Polynices' soul will be denied passage to the underworld and the gods will be offended. As the new king, Creon cannot ignore her actions - her defiance is a matter of national security.
The right of the individual to reject society's infringement on freedom to perform a personal obligation.
SHOWTIMES: Thur-Sat - 7:30pm; Sun - 2pm
TICKETS: Box office - 816-569-3226; boxoffice@metkc.org
TICKETS ONLINE:
Individual tickets
Full Season Ticket
Multi-Show Season Ticket - purchase a package of 3-5 of our Flagship Shows



Oct 19-Oct 29-MET's 13th Anniversary Season:
THE WEIR
, Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, 3614 Main, KCMO 64111; MAP; www.metkc.org
Great plays. Passionate - Powerful - Personal.
By Conor McPherson
SYNOPSIS:
In a bar in rural Ireland, the local men swap spooky stories in an attempt to impress a young woman from Dublin who recently moved into a nearby "haunted" house. However, the tables are soon turned when she spins a yarn of her own.
REVIEW:
"You shed all sense of time at this beautiful and devious new play." —NY Times.
SHOWTIMES: Thur-Sat - 7:30pm; Sun - 2pm
TICKETS: Box office - 816-569-3226; boxoffice@metkc.org
TICKETS ONLINE:
Individual tickets
Full Season Ticket
Multi-Show Season Ticket - purchase a package of 3-5 of our Flagship Shows


Nov 9-Nov 26-MET's 13th Anniversary Season:
CYMBELINE
, Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, 3614 Main, KCMO 64111; MAP; www.metkc.org
Great plays. Passionate - Powerful - Personal.
a play by William Shakespeare
SYNOPSIS:
Cymbeline, also known as Cymbeline, King of Britain, is set in Ancient Britain and based on legends that formed part of the Matter of Britain concerning the early Celtic British King Cunobeline. Although listed as a tragedy in the First Folio, modern critics often classify Cymbeline as a romance or even a comedy. Like Othello and The Winter's Tale, it deals with the themes of innocence and jealousy.
SHOWTIMES: Thur-Sat - 7:30pm; Sun - 2pm
TICKETS: Box office - 816-569-3226; boxoffice@metkc.org
TICKETS ONLINE:
Individual tickets
Full Season Ticket
Multi-Show Season Ticket - purchase a package of 3-5 of our Flagship Shows

Dec 7-Dec 17-MET's 13th Anniversary Season:
IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY ♪
, Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, 3614 Main, KCMO 64111; MAP; www.metkc.org
Great plays. Passionate - Powerful - Personal.
By Joe Landry
SYNOPSIS:
This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940's radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.
REVIEW:
"One of the best holiday shows around. This is a fresh and inventive way of reconnecting with a classic story of love and redemption." - Chicago Sun-Times
SHOWTIMES: Thur-Sat - 7:30pm; Sun - 2pm
TICKETS: Box office - 816-569-3226; boxoffice@metkc.org
TICKETS ONLINE:
Individual tickets
Full Season Ticket
Multi-Show Season Ticket - purchase a package of 3-5 of our Flagship Shows

Jan 11-28-MET's 13th Anniversary Season:
DEFYING GRAVITY
, Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, 3614 Main, KCMO 64111; MAP; www.metkc.org
Great plays. Passionate - Powerful - Personal.
By Jane Anderson
Settings Of Play - 1986 and twenty years later.
SYNOPSIS:
Artfully interweaves the past with the present and the lives of participants and bystanders, drawing parallels among painter Claude Monet's artistic quest, the zest of the teacher selected to the first civilian astronaut, the perspectives of her grieving daughter, the aspirations of elderly tourists who drive their Winnebago to Florida to watch the space shot and dream of hotels in space, the guilt felt by a NASA mechanic, and his girlfriend's fear of heights.
SHOWTIMES: Thur-Sat - 7:30pm; Sun - 2pm
TICKETS: Box office - 816-569-3226; boxoffice@metkc.org
TICKETS ONLINE:
Individual tickets
Full Season Ticket
Multi-Show Season Ticket - purchase a package of 3-5 of our Flagship Shows

Mar 1-18-MET's 13th Anniversary Season:
CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE
, Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, 3614 Main, KCMO 64111; MAP; www.metkc.org
Great plays. Passionate - Powerful - Personal.
By the German modernist playwright Bertolt Brecht - one of his most frequently performed plays
A "play within a play" - The "frame" play is set in the Soviet Union around the end of the Second World War
SYNOPSIS:
Borrowed from an ancient Chinese tale -- echoed in the biblical account of the judgment of King Solomon -- in which two women claim the same child, but he subverted it into a parable advocating the idea that resources should go to those best able to make use of them. Thanks to the rascally judge Azdak, natural -- though not biological -- justice is rendered, and the peasant Grusha, rather than the mother, gets to keep the child she loves.
SHOWTIMES: Thur-Sat - 7:30pm; Sun - 2pm
TICKETS: Box office - 816-569-3226; boxoffice@metkc.org
TICKETS ONLINE:
Individual tickets
Full Season Ticket
Multi-Show Season Ticket - purchase a package of 3-5 of our Flagship Shows

April 19-May 6-MET's 13th Anniversary Season:
ANNA IN THE TROPICS
, Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, 3614 Main, KCMO 64111; MAP; www.metkc.org
Great plays. Passionate - Powerful - Personal.
By Cuban-born playwright Nilo Cruz
Won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
Set in Florida in 1929
SYNOPSIS:
In a Cuban–American cigar factory, cigars are still rolled by hand and "lectors" are employed to educate and entertain the workers. The arrival of a new lector is a cause for celebration, but when he begins to read aloud from Anna Karenina, he unwittingly becomes a catalyst in the lives of his avid listeners, for whom Tolstoy, the tropics and the American dream prove a volatile combination.
SHOWTIMES: Thur-Sat - 7:30pm; Sun - 2pm
TICKETS: Box office - 816-569-3226; boxoffice@metkc.org
TICKETS ONLINE:
Individual tickets
Full Season Ticket
Multi-Show Season Ticket - purchase a package of 3-5 of our Flagship Shows

May 31-June 10-MET's 13th Anniversary Season:
THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN ♪
, Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, 3614 Main, KCMO 64111; MAP; www.metkc.org
Great plays. Passionate - Powerful - Personal.
A 1960 musical
Music and lyrics by Meredith Willson
Book by Richard Morris
Setting: The turn of the century
SYNOPSIS:
Miners, brawls, pretty girls, love, romance, maritime disasters and Meredith Willson's music and lyrics – The Unsinkable Molly Brown is the rags-to-riches love story of Molly and Leadville Johnny Brown, owners of the richest mine in the U.S. at the turn of the twentieth century. A comedic, yet honest, commentary on the classes and the human spirit of the Colorado settlers, this grand musical is a tour de force with rousing and sentimental songs, as well as dances that are reminiscent of the times.
SHOWTIMES: Thur-Sat - 7:30pm; Sun - 2pm
TICKETS: Box office - 816-569-3226; boxoffice@metkc.org
TICKETS ONLINE:
Individual tickets
Full Season Ticket
Multi-Show Season Ticket - purchase a package of 3-5 of our Flagship Shows






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