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.


Calendar of Events - May


- MORE events for TODAY and LATER are after you see these "plus" signs again:


Through May 28-WESTPORT ROOTS FESTIVAL, in the Historic Westport Entertainment District, KCMO; Featuring Live Music from over 90 Bands; Sponsors; Food & Drinks; westportroots.com
The Westport Saloon, Buzzard Beach, The Riot Room (2 stages), and an outdoor stage
8pm-2am Friday
11am-2am Saturday
11am-2am Sunday
SCHEDULE - We won’t post the EXACT times until the week before.
Until then, we will tell you that headliners,
Friday - Jayke Orvis and The Broken Band
Saturday - Moe Bandy and Dale Watson
Sunday - The Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash
Everything else is up in the air and subject to change.
Start times of stages vary

Through May 28-Kansas City Jazz & Heritage Festival, Historic 18th & Vine Jazz District, Kansas City, Missouri 64108; The Paseo will be closed from Truman Road to 19th Street for the weekend; Facebook Page; kcjazzfest.com
Paseo Boulevard Main Stage
Lalah Hathaway will open on May 26th. Grammy award winners John Scofield and Brandy; MacArthur Fellowship “Genius Grant” awardee Regina Carter; and the hot new sensation, The Hot Sardines, will round out the national headliners.
The festival also honors Kansas City’s rich heritage in jazz by featuring local musicians and worldwide phenomena Bobby Watson, McFadden Brothers, Kevin Mahogany, and Oleta Adams.
Community Stage and Made in Kansas City vendor areas are FREE and open to the public.
Tickets to the Main Stage begin at $25
Advance single-day tickets, 4-day weekend passes, and VIP passes are available TICKETS ONLINE or (816) 474-8463 or the American Jazz Museum Box Office.
All ticket sales are final. Rain or Shine – No ticket refunds or exchanges in the event of cancellation
Main Stage gates and the Gem Theater
Sunday: 3-9:30pm
KC Showcase Stage: 3-6pm
Blue Room: 2-9:30pm

Through May 28-9th Annual
Lawrence Busker Festival, Downtown Lawrence; Admission: FREE; the area's largest gathering of street performers in the area. Come join us for three days of family fun with some of the most talented freaks, geeks, artists and musicians around; www.lawrencebuskerfest.com
Noon-5pm Sunday

Through May 28-⚾ Kansas City T-BONES at St. Paul Saints; Facebook Page; Lil' Chops Club Facebook; www.tbonesbaseball.com
5/26 – 7:05pm
5/27 – 7:05pm
5/28 – 5:05pm

Through May 28-MET's 12th Season:
, Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, 3614 Main, KCMO 64111; MAP; www.metkc.org
Music & Lyrics by Dolly Parton
Book by Patricia Resnick
Based on the 1980 hit movie screenplay by Resnick and Colin Higgins
15 Drama Desk Award nominations, the most received by a production in a single year
4 Tony Awards nominations
Set in the late 1970s. Three unlikely friends take control of their office and learn there is nothing they can't do, even in a man's world. This hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic.
"Parton's songs are, like most of the prolific tunesmith's efforts, eminently catchy and listenable." - The Hollywood Reporter
TICKETS: 816-569-3226; boxoffice@metkc.org
SEASON TICKET Package Options:
All 6 shows for $189 - a 15% discount; 5 pack for $169
Director's Choice Tickets: Reserved, choice seating of the best seats in the house for each show!
BUY ONLINE or call our box office: (816) 569-3226
Call the box office: (816) 569-3226 for the options below:
Season Ticket 4 pack for $135; 3 pack for $109
Long Term Partner Tickets: This special UBER ticket entitles you to see every show we do as many times as you wish for the life of the theatre, as long as you live! A GREAT value! - Pick up an order form at the box office!

Through May 29-Memorial Day Weekend 2017 at
The National World War I Museum and Memorial
, 2 Memorial Drive, Kansas City, Missouri 64108; MAP; As the commemoration of the Centennial of World War I (2014-19) continues, the National World War I Museum and Memorial serves as a fitting place to honor and recognize the men and women who sacrificed their lives while serving their country; Website
See a FULL LISTING of weekend events
TICKETS: Admission to the Museum is FREE for veterans and active duty military personnel, while admission for the general public is HALF-PRICE all weekend (Friday-Monday, May 26-29).
Through Monday, June 12
KCPT VIETNAM WAR STORYBOOTH; 10am-5pm; Outside J.C. Nichols Auditorium Lobby; In preparation for the release of THE VIETNAM WAR, the new documentary series by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, KCPT is collecting and sharing stories exploring local perspectives on the war. Contribute your stories, experiences and thoughts by visiting the "Vietnam Voices" KCPT Storybooth during the Museum's regular hours. Video selections from the KCPT Storybooth will be made available on KCPT Veterans website: https://veterans.kcpt.org.
VIETNAM ERA BELL UH-1 IROQUOIS “HUEY” HELICOPTER DISPLAY; 10am-5pm; FREE; Rectangular Drive at the Memorial
WORLD WAR I RESEARCH STATIONS; All Day; FREE; Outside J.C. Nichols Auditorium Lobby; Find your connection to World War I through access to Fold3.com, Ancestry.com, the Museum’s online collections database, the American Battlefield Monuments Commission and the National Archives, discover how the Great War affected your family through records, photographs and much more.
FIELDS OF BATTLE, LANDS OF PEACE TOURS; FREE with RSVP; 10:30am & 3:30pm Saturday-Sunday; 3:30pm Monday; Tours begin at Guest Services inside the Memorial; Join award-winning photojournalist and curator Michael St Maur Sheil on a brief walking tour of the special centennial outdoor exhibition Fields of Battle, Lands of Peace: The Doughboys 1917-1918. Hear the stories behind the incredible contemporary photographs. Book purchase suggested and reservation required. Limited space available.
VINTAGE MILITARY VEHICLE DISPLAY; 10am-5pm; FREE; Southeast Lawn outside the Memorial; nearly 20 vintage military vehicles from World War I, World War II, Korean War and Operation Desert Storm. MVPA members will be available to answer questions about their collection. Availability subject to weather.
2017 BATTLEFIELD TOUR: THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME; Noon; FREE with RSVP; R.A. Long upcoming commemorative journey to breathtaking places in Europe with the National World War I Museum and Memorial and Battlefield Tour guide/photojournalist Michael St Maur Sheil. Museum staff will be on hand to answer questions.
HANDS-ON HISTORY; 2pm; Near Paul Sunderland Glass Bridge inside the Memorial; History is brought to life; where kids of all ages are invited to handle Great War artifacts.
35TH INFANTRY DIVISION BAND CONCERT; 2pm; FREE; J.C. Nichols Auditorium inside the Memorial; a rousing concert to commemorate those who have served and perished in our country’s armed forces. Comprised of professional musicians, educators, and college students.
FINDING YOUR WWI CONNECTION; 2pm; FREE with RSVP; J.C. Nichols Auditorium inside the Memorial; Introductory session to WWI research, Dr. Mitch Yockelson; hints and tips on how to go about researching relatives that may have served or been affected during the war; how to request copies of military service files via the National Archives will also be available. Presented in partnership with The National Archives at KC
BANK OF AMERICA CELEBRATION AT THE STATION; 3pm; FREE; North Lawn outside the Museum and Memorial, the largest free Memorial Day weekend event in the Midwest; The Kansas City Symphony, led by Music Director Michael Stern, performs patriotic favorites against the backdrop of Kansas City's historic Union Station. The concert begins 8pm; concludes with a FIREWORKS display over the Liberty Memorial at the National World War I Museum and Memorial.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST; 9-11am; Over There Café inside the Memorial; flapjacks with hashbrowns and sausage/bacon; $9 for adults, $5 for children (12 and under) and include a beverage; proceeds benefit the National World War I Museum and Memorial
MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY; 10-11am; FREE; Memorial Courtyard outside the Museum; A formal public program to include remarks from dignitaries, including U.S. Missouri Fifth District Representative Emanuel Cleaver, II, KCMO Mayor Sylvester “Sly” James (a former U.S. Marine), a keynote address by renowned photographer Michael St Maur Sheil, whose exhibitions of contemporary photographs of World War I battlefields have been seen by millions of people across the world, musical performances from the Heartland Men’s Chorus and the 1st Infantry Division Wood Wind Quintet and an Honor Guard presentation from Ft. Leavenworth.
WALK OF HONOR DEDICATION CEREMONY; 2pm; FREE; J.C. Nichols Auditorium inside the Memorial; More than 100 new Walk of Honor granite bricks will be dedicated during a special ceremony. Entertainment includes a performance from the Heartland Men’s Chorus, remarks from archivist, military historian and author Dr. Mitch Yockelson and an Honor Guard presentation from Ft. Leavenworth.

Through May 29-Turtle Fest, Sea Life Kansas City, 2475 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, Missouri 64108; Learn the story of Gertrude, Sea Life Kansas City's rescued green sea turtle, as you gaze at hundreds of creatures swimming across our dazzling Ocean Tank; Facebook Page; www.visitsealife.com
We will be offering a special "Bag-for-a-Bag" discount on May 26-29. Guests that bring in a recyclable plastic bag to our Admissions counter will receive $3.00 OFF their ticket in addition to their very own reusable canvas bag, WHILE SUPPLIES LASTS!*
Reusable canvas bags are great for trips to the grocery store or day trips out and about town! You can receive yours FREE by bringing in one or more plastic bags to SEA LIFE May 26-29 only!*
Turtle Talk Spot Program Schedule (Located in the Bay of Rays) led by our SEA LIFE Education Specialist:
• Journey of a Turtle - 11am & 3pm
• Turtle Lunchbox: What's Inside? - 12pm & 4pm
• Turtle Adaptations - 1pm & 5pm
• Gertrude's Story will be held hourly from 11am through 6pm in the Ocean Tunnel!

Through May 29-Memorial Weekend at
the Kansas City Zoo; www.kansascityzoo.org
SUMMER HOURS Begin This Weekend
9:30am-4pm on weekdays
Starting Saturday through Labor Day:
8am-5pm on weekends - See our animals when they are most active, first thing in the morning!
Our red panda exhibit got a facelift and our two red pandas will get to explore their new digs this weekend. Randy and Kate have been off exhibit for the past few months as we renovated their home. Come out and see this new exhibit and how happy our red pandas are to have it. The sky light was replaced adding lots of national light to the exhibit. We also added two new trees for these pandas that love to climb. The viewing glass was also replaced improving viability of this endangered species. The exhibit is equipped with nest boxes should Randy and Kate have panda babies this summer. Stay tuned!
Happy 2nd Birthday Masika!
11am - Masika, our gorilla youngster, and the other gorillas will receive birthday presents and their favorite enrichment items during the Zookeeper chat
Species Spotlight Is Going Ape
On the fourth weekend of each month we shine the spotlight on an amazing animal species.
Zookeeper chats:
Orangutan at 10am and 2pm
Chimpanzee at 10:30am and 1pm
Gorilla at 11am
There are only a few things more adorable than a tiny ape. Be sure to visit our orangutan baby Dusty and our adorable toddler apes, Masika the gorilla who is turning 2 this week and Milo and Ruw, our chimpanzee youngsters.
Receive a special gift created by one of our chimpanzees for recycling your old cell phone, iPod, tablet or charging accessory at our ECO-CELL recycling center!
Collect your trading cards between 10am and 3pm in the lobby. Special thanks to Delta Dental for sponsoring this event.
11am - Helzberg Penguin Plaza; Our birds will parade around enjoying the fresh outdoor air. Get an up-close encounter with Humboldt penguins as they strut their stuff for all Zoo guests to see. This is one stroll you don't want to miss.
Take advantage of our prorated pricing for Friends of the Zoo (FOTZ) memberships. Save $20 on any rides level membership with the online code SAVE20. Save $10 on any basic membership with the online code SAVE10. These memberships don't expire until March 31, 2018.
Enjoy speedy and unlimited entry into the Zoo and discounts on events, camps, birthday parties and education programs. RIDES level members save 20% on food & beverage and retail purchases. BASIC level memberships continue to save 10%! FOTZ members also enjoy exclusive events. Choose the level that's right for your family.

Through May 29 (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

Through June 11-The Kansas City Actors Theatre (KCAT) presents their 12th Season:
, City Stage at Union Station, City Stage at Union Station, 30 West Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO 64108; MAP; Arguably the best work yet from one of America’s wisest, most clever new playwrights of the past decade; Website
Winner of 2 Drama Desk Special Awards
by Will Eno
Directed by John Rensenhouse
Featuring Brian Paulette (Remaining Cast TBD)
Two suburban couples, who have so much more in common than their identical homes and their shared last names, connect. As their relationships begin to irrevocably intertwine, the Joneses must decide between their idyllic fantasies and their imperfect realities and, ultimately, confront mortality.
“’Nothing is funnier than unhappiness,’ we are told in Beckett, and so it is with this very fine play where laughter exists a heartbeat, or heartbreak, away from tears.” – Matt Wolf, The Telegraph
Or call the Central Ticket Office at 816-235-6222 to purchase tickets or exchange dates.

Through June 11-Spinning Tree Theatre's Season #6:
ASSASSINS ♪, Just Off Broadway Theatre, 3051 Penn Valley Dr., KCMO; MAP; Website
premiered off-Broadway in 1990 at Playwrights Horizons
2004 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical
book by John Weidman
music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
directed by Michael Grayman and Andrew Parkhurst
music direction by Gary Green
recommended for mature audiences
approx 1 hour and 40 minutes, No intermission
Widely considered the most controversial musical ever written. A unique vision of America told through its villains instead of its heroes. Imagines the meeting and interaction of 4 successful and 5 would-be presidential assassins from John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald.
PARKING: Free in lot to south of building and on street. Parking attendant will direct you.
GA Single Tickets on sale January 23
Central Ticket Office: (816) 235-6222 or TICKETS ONLINE on January 23
See Website for available dates and times.

Through June 18-THE BALLAD OF LEFTY AND CRABBE ♪, 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; info@thelivingroomkc.com; www.thelivingroomkc.com
Musical comedy - Features all-new music, a host of old-timey characters from Vaudeville and Hollywood
2015 Fringe Festival - Packed houses and standing ovations
By Ben Auxier, Brian Huther and Seth Macchi (creators of this year’s hit Fringe comedy “Hacks”)
Directed by Kansas City Repertory Theatre’s Producing Director Jerry Genochio
Comedy partners Lefty and Crabbe are faced with the slow decline of Vaudeville and the rise of Hollywood. As they struggle to break into film, the pressure to conform grows stronger and threatens to change their looks, their act, and possibly leave their partnership in ruins.
A peek into the struggle between passion and self-consciousness; self-acceptance and ambition.
TICKETS: 816-533-5857
2016-17 SEASON PASS ONLINE = $150.00 includes VIP tickets to all four (Mar-Apri TBA - check website) full productions, all Writer’s Den events (Nov-Jan), and a complimentary beverage & popcorn with every visit.

Through June 25-BLOWIN' IN THE WIND, Chestnut Fine Arts Center, 234 N Chestnut, Olathe, KS 66061; MAP; Ticket Information and Reservations: 913-764-2121; chestnutfac@comcast.net; www.chestnutfinearts.com
Co-Directed by Jeff Martin & Brad Zimmerman
​​Cast: Samantha Agron, Val Fagan, Joel Morrison, Brian Padavic, Tim Scott and Brad Zimmerman
​Rated G
Folk music is the story of America. The songs are about life’s struggles, with a strong message of hope; full of lush harmonies, with voices that blend and intertwine, weaving a soothing cloth of folk music that will warm your heart. You’ll sing along, tap your feet, and clap your hands to the timeless music of Peter, Paul & Mary, Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, The Limeliters, Simon and Garfunkle and so many more!
Adult Tickets - $28; Senior/Student Tickets - $25
Thurs-Sat: 7:30pm
Sun and select Sat matinees: 2pm
Select Wed: 7:30pm

Browne's Irish Market & Deli Celebrates 130th Anniversary in 2017!!
North America's oldest Irish business, located in the heart of Kansas City. Irish food and drink as well as unique Irish imports and KCpride gifts
Through Dec 2 (every first Saturday of the month)-
☘️ Traditional Irish Breakfast, Browne's Irish Market & Deli, 3300 Pennsylvania Ave., Kansas City, MO 64111; MAP; all welcome
Rashers, Bangers, Eggs, Potatoes, Tomatoes, Beans,
Browne Bread, Irish Soda Bread and Toast
Roasterrie Coffee, Barry’s Irish Tea and Orange Juice.
~ Irish Coffee and Boru Bloody Marys also available.
**Browse through our 6 rooms of Irish and Celtic Merchandise.
816-561-0030; Facebook; www.brownesmarket.com

KC PARKS Spring & Summer Program 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
• 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
• RealD 3D
Showing on the Regnier Extreme Screen:
Through May 3-Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
General Admission $3
Showtimes: Friday-Sunday 12:30pm, 3:45pm, 7:00pm; Monday-Thursday 5pm and 8:30pm
Through May 25-Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
SHOWTIMES: 12:30pm (2D); 3:45pm (3D); 6:45pm (2D); 9:45pm (3D)
2D: Adults $8, Children $7; 12:30pm Shows: $5
3D: Adults $10, Children $9

Tells the story of a city hidden from view and forgotten for centuries until its rediscovery over 250 years ago. Travel back in time to that fateful morning in 79 A.D. when Pompeii, population of approximately 25,000, bustled as a commercial port and strategic military and trading city. Experience the lives of the city’s doomed residents and learn how the people of Pompeii lived, loved, worked, worshipped and found entertainment. Archaeologists have uncovered a unique record of its daily life — roads, buildings, municipal services, paintings, mosaics, artifacts, and even preserved bodies. A picture of everyday life at the height of the Roman Empire.
Examines the residents of Pompeii before and after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. The sudden disaster that destroyed the city also preserved a unique record.
What happened when the volcano exploded? (From FAQ's)
Days before the eruption, tremors shook Pompeii and surrounding cities.
Shortly before noon (August 24, 79 AD) the volcano erupted, explosions came as hot ash and gas began to surface. By 1pm the dust and ash had created darkness. By 8pm, heavy debris of falling ash and pumice buried Pompeii and its neighboring cities, Herculaneum and Stabiae.
The next morning, the largest pyroclastic flows of hot ashes, volcanic gases and debris made their way through the streets of Pompeii. In just two minutes, the city streets were covered in almost eight feet of hot ash. On the morning of August 26, 79 AD the eruption finally stopped, leaving almost five cubic miles of pumice and ash covering approximately 186 miles of land.
•  Nearly 200 artifacts
•  Precious personal objects including gladiator helmets, armor, and weapons, a ship’s anchor, coins, lamps, jugs, cups, plates, pots and pans and other household objects and furniture, jewelry, medical instruments, and tools.
•  Explore Pompeii’s treasures; vibrant frescoes, detailed mosaics, and lifelike statues.
•  The reveal of full body casts of twisted human forms, asphyxiated by extreme heat and noxious gases and forever frozen in time; These casts are made of plaster that was poured into the body cavities excavated at Pompeii. On loan from Naples National Archaeological Museum in Italy.
•  Observe artifacts from a brothel and learn about the prominence of erotica in ancient Pompeii or take the bypass? You’ll come to a wall with a very clearly marked sign. Turn left to skip over adult content; OR turn right to view a 2000-year-old business where “love could be had for money” as the short film clip so tactfully phrases it.
•  Relive the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in an immersive 4D Eruption Theatre. CGI imagery, surround sound and special effects bring Mount Vesuvius to life with startling reality. There are no depictions of lives lost but there is smoke, raining rubble, fire, and devastation. The floor shakes and there are some sensory surprises.
Parents should know
Challenging topics are a core of this exhibit. Many kids will be interested in an ancient civilization brought to life and by the science of volcanoes. Many may also be sad for the loss. Most kids, even unflappable teens, will need preparation and follow-up discussions to manage the reality of natural disasters and lives destroyed.
Monday thru Friday – GENERAL ADMISSION
Saturday and Sunday - TIMED TICKETS ONLY
Gives several options for tickets, including VIP, Seniors/Military, Add Science City discount, Audio Guide, etc.
adult $19.95, seniors $16.95, child (3-12) $15.95; Excludes taxes and fees
Includes Add Science City discount and/or add a Pompeii Scavenger Hunt
Group questions? Katlyn Baker: 816-460-2093; EMAIL
•  Last tickets are sold 90 minutes prior to the exhibition closing each day. Guests should plan to spend at least 90 minutes and up to an entire afternoon exploring this exhibition.
Monday - Thursday: 10am-5pm
Friday & Saturday: 10am-7pm
Sunday: 11am-5pm
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.
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.
9:30am-4pm Monday-Friday; Closed on weekends and Bank holidays. (We will be closed on April 6, 2017.)
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 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.


May 28-Art of the Machine: Vintage Thunderbird Club of KC, The City Market, 20 E. 5th Street, Suite 201, Kansas City, MO 64106; MAP; 10am-2pm; Enjoy a great day under the City Market Pavilion! Deb Connors; 816-842-1271; dconnors@copaken-brooks.com; thecitymarket.org

May 28-⚾ Kansas City ROYALS at Indians; 12:10pm; FSKC, MLB.TV; Website

May 28-15th annual
Kansas City Symphony's Bank of America
CELEBRATION AT THE STATION, Union Station Kansas City; Event site opens at 3pm; The patriotic concert event is the largest FREE Memorial Day weekend festival in the Midwest. Nothing celebrates our military and veterans quite like Bank of America Celebration at the Station; Blankets and lawn chairs welcome; Rain or shine; Website
Make it an all-day family affair:
Pre-concert musical acts
Food trucks
LEE Jeans Family Zone
Activities inside Union Station
The National World War I Museum and Memorial
Singer Patti Austin as our special musical guest and host
A moving Symphony concert with Michael Stern as conductor
We’ll recognize
The 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into World War I
The 100th birthday of Ella Fitzgerald with her World War II-era songs that inspired and entertained a nation
At dusk, swell with pride as your Kansas City Symphony builds to a grand finale featuring Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” with live cannons and “The Stars and Stripes Forever.” with the city’s grandest FIREWORKS display

May 28-6th annual
WESTPORT BLOCK PARTY, Kelly's Westport Inn, 500 Westport Rd., Kansas City, MO 64111; 8:00pm-2:00am; Just $10 for entry, live music from Lost Wax and a full bar; Join us on the streets of Westport; Website
Purchase your TICKETS ONLINE for quick access to the party!

May 28-Michelle Hawkins & LOOZIN SLEEP, Worth Harley-Davidson®, 9400 NW Prairie View Road, Kansas City, MO 64153; MAP; 1-4pm; FREE; 800.799.BIKE (2453); 816.420.9000; www.worthharley-davidson.com
Outdoor park-like Events Center has a 28x16 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.

May 29-Memorial Day, an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May, honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades.
Unofficially, at least, it marks the beginning of summer.

May 29-⚾ Kansas City ROYALS vs Tigers, Kauffman Stadium, 1 Royal Way, Kansas City, MO 64129; MAP; 6:15pm; FSKC, MLB.TV; Website

May 29-June 1-⚾ Kansas City T-BONES at Gary SouthShore Railcats; Facebook Page; Lil' Chops Club Facebook; www.tbonesbaseball.com
5/29 – 4:10pm
5/30 – 7:10pm
5/31 – 7:10pm
6/1 – 7:10pm

May 30-Bark at the Park ⚾ for Humane Society of Greater KC, Kauffman Stadium, 1 Royal Way, Kansas City, Missouri 64141; Gate A will open at 5:30pm, game time 7:15pm; Join us at the K for a game against the Detroit Tigers with your pooch! Next event will be August 30; Britt Gardner: britt.gardner@royals.com; Website
•  We will have vendors on the concourse by the Hall of Fame
•  We will NOT have a pre-game parade due to the weekday game date and timing of the event.
•  Your $45 ticket package includes:
Human and canine game ticket
Seating located in lower level left field corner
Bark at The Park Photo Frame
$5 from each package purchase is donated to Humane Society of Greater KC
•  PLEASE NOTE: You must sign a waiver stating that your dog's vaccinations from a licensed veterinarian are current. This waiver holds you (the owner) liable in the event of an incident. The Royals reserve the right to deny any dog or human entrance to the ballpark and the Bark at The Park event for any reason they may see fit.
Even though there will be cool water and shady spots on hand, the direct sun and heat can be a deadly combination for dogs. Dogs cool themselves down by panting and are not nearly as efficient as us humans. Please keep the comfort and safety of your dog in the fore front of your mind when planning out this fun day at the park.

May 30-Unity Temple on the Plaza's U-Thrive Interspiritual Education and Enrichment Program presents
Religion of Origin Healing, Unity Temple on the Plaza, 707 W 47th St, Kansas City, MO 64112; 6:30-8:30pm; FREE first class. Full program $125 (50% tax deductible); Open to people of ANY religious background! Free parking; Casual Dress; Website
In this class, you will:
* Compassionately explore your religion of origin beliefs
* Make peace with your spiritual journey
* Enjoy a judgment-free, supportive group
* Consciously activate your current spiritual practice
RSVP ONLINE or contact Cheri Jamison: cheri@cherijamison.com

May 30-⚾ Kansas City ROYALS vs Tigers, Kauffman Stadium, 1 Royal Way, Kansas City, MO 64129; MAP; 7:15pm; FSKC, MLB.TV; Website

May 30-June 4-Theater League
Fun Home
, Muriel Kauffman Theatre, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64108; MAP; Recommended for Mature Audiences; www.kauffmancenter.org

May 31-⚾ Kansas City ROYALS vs Tigers, Kauffman Stadium, 1 Royal Way, Kansas City, MO 64129; MAP; 7:15pm; FSKC, MLB.TV; Website