Kansas City Calendar of Events

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Calendar of Events - September


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


Through Sept 22-2017 Olathe Live! Venues and Charities vary; All shows start 7pm; Website
Sept 22 - Travelin' McCourys; Special Guest: Konza Swamp Band; Stagecoach Park; Charity: Mahaffie Foundation

Sept 24: Abbey Road (Beatles tribute band), 5pm, Lenexa civic campus (87th Street Parkway and Penrose Lane)

Through Sept 28-Music Under The Arch, The City Market - Kansas City, 20 E 5th St, Kansas City, Missouri 64106 (just inside the City Market Arch entrance at 5th & Walnut); 5-8pm; FREE Admission; combines local artists and a block party setting amidst City Market shops and restaurants; Ideal for people who are looking for after-work weeknight entertainment in the downtown area; The all-local lineup is consistent with City Market’s commitment to supporting Kansas City artists, music and business; enjoy cold drinks from a cash bar; rain or shine; sponsored in part by the Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund; Facebook Page
Here's the lineup
Sept 28: The Old No. 5s, powerhouse blues band

Through Sept 28-A weekly community run every Thursday
Community Run with KC Endurance
, The Kansas City Bier Company, 310 West 79th Street, Kansas City, MO 64114; MAP; 6-9pm; The run will start and end at KC Bier Co where participants will receive a $1.00 off per bier discount! Facebook Page

Through Oct 1-Kansas City Actors Theatre (KCAT) presents
, H&R Block City Stage Theater, Union Station, Kansas City, 30 West Pershing, KCMO 64108; MAP; KCAT Website; Union Station Website
FEATURING: Forrest Attaway, Hillary Clemens, Merle Moores, Gary Neal Johnson, Brian Paulette, Jan Rogge, Christina Schafer, and Jake Walker.
Two families are linked by an act of violence in this story that is marked by Sam Shepard’s measured humor, heart, and steady eye in examining humanity’s potential for both compassion and destruction. This play’s first off-Broadway production in 1985 won both the Drama Desk Award and the New York Drama Critic’s Circle Award for Best Play and is generally considered to be among Shepard’s greatest works. Our starry cast of leading local talent will provide a showcase of tour-de-force performances.
Sept 16-Oct 1-$40.00 Adults, $35.00 Seniors 60+, $15.00 Students (college), $25.00 Millennial (under 30)

Through Oct 1-MET's 13th Anniversary Season:
, 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)
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
Individual tickets
Full Season Ticket
Multi-Show Season Ticket - purchase a package of 3-5 of our Flagship Shows

Through Oct 1-GREY GARDENS ♪, The Barn Players Theatre, 6219 Martway, Mission, KS; Map; www.thebarnplayers.org
Music by Scott Frankel
Lyrics by Michael Korie
Book by Doug Wright
Based on the 1975 documentary
Directed by Eric Magnus
TICKETS: (913) 432-9100; admin@thebarnplayers.org; Online Tickets and Reservations
Please Note: ONLINE SALES of tickets for a given performance WILL END TWO HOURS prior to curtain for that performance (5:30pm Monday, Friday and Saturday, 12:00pm Sunday). Remaining tickets will be available for sale at the box office starting one hour prior to curtain.

Through Oct 3 (Tuesdays)-Abel Ramirez Big Band Dance, Camelot Ballroom, 6635 W. 151st St., Overland Park (2 blocks east of Metcalf on 151st street); 7:30-9:30pm; $10 cover; The Biggest Dance Floor with the best ballroom dance band in Kansas City; Full Bar; Business Casual attire; 913-897-4622; abelramirez@everestkc.net; Facebook Page; Website
They play Classic Big Band Jazz in the same tradition and style that made Kansas City famous!
East Coast, West Coast, Fox Trot, Cha Cha, Rumba, Tango, Mombo, Samba, Waltz at social Ballroom Dance Tempos!
An "Evening Of Sinatra Shows" with various vocalists:

Through Oct 12 (one Thursday a month)-
FEAST OF FOUNTAINS: A FOOD TRUCK FEST, Kansas City parks; Admission: FREE; Join KC Parks and local food trucks for a Food Truck Festival to benefit the city’s beautiful fountains. We will highlight prominent fountains throughout the city, while guests feast on delicious food offerings from KC’s favorite food trucks, enjoy live music from local popular bands, and other activities for the whole family. A portion of proceeds goes toward the City of Fountains Foundation to support our city’s flowing treasures
•  A portion of the proceeds from these events will go toward the City of Fountains Foundation.
Interested in sponsorship? Stage Sponsor 2017 Benefits
Oct 12-National World War I Museum and Memorial Fountain, 2 Memorial Drive, Kansas City, Missouri 64108; 4:30-7:30pm; Featuring entertainment by Cantaloupe City; Facebook Page

Through Oct 15-Weekends Only-Plus Labor Day and Columbus Day
Kansas City Renaissance Festival, 628 N 126th St., Bonner Springs, KS 66012; MAP; 10:00am-7:00pm each day; Offers a day like no other to eager visitors from across the Midwest. About 180,000 fans come to see the 16th century village each year where guests are invited to be a part of history; Join them for a one of a kind experience and relive history the fun way! Dress: Best Costume or Comfortable clothing; Rain or shine; Free Parking; Weapons Strictly Prohibited; 913-721-2110; info@kcrenfest.com; www.kcrenfest.com
Each weekend has a different theme!
Photo, Mural and Fairy house contests and discounts on tickets!
Ticketing questions: (913) 721-2110 or (800) 373-0357
•  Bring your DOG! ONLY dogs are allowed.
Must be on a leash and accompanied by their owners at all times.
Must be registered at Will Call upon arrival. REGISTRATION FORM
$10 Registration fee per pet before entering the Festival grounds.
Guests must provide proof of vaccination upon registration either by tags or paperwork provided by your veterinarian.
You must keep control of your animal at all times. If your pet becomes unruly or presents a danger to other pets or patrons, you may be asked to escort your animal off the premises

Through Oct 29-Liberty Corn Maze 2017, 17607 NE 52nd, Liberty, Mo 64068, two miles south and east of the intersection of Hwys 291 and 210; MAP; 8 distinct mazes for every level of adventurer. Our rock, rope, tire and soybean mazes offer the perfect challenge for Lil' Sprouts; The large corn maze offers 4 different mazes, with varying lengths and difficulty; Several bridges elevate to the top of the corn for a birds-eye view of the maze; Corn Helpers for those who might have gotten turned around; No outside food, drink, purses, backpacks, or bags allowed in Maze; 816-820-5388; libertycornmaze@gmail.com; www.libertycornmaze.com
OPENING WEEKEND (Sept 8-10) All Public Service Employees (military, police, firefighters, and EMTs) will get one FREE admission with a valid service ID
Friday-5-10pm (last admission)
Saturday-10am-10pm (last admission)
Sunday-10am-5pm (last admission)
1 Sunday night: Oct 15th until 10pm
1 weekday Friday October 20th: 10am-10pm for school tours, groups, and the general public
Children (3 and under)-free
Children (4-12)-$8 plus tax
Adults (13 and over)-$10 plus tax
Season Pass (All ages)-$30 plus tax
Group Rates/Registration Online
On-site concession - Flashlights available for purchase
HILLYBILLY KITCHEN and KAMPFIRES (rentals must be completed in advance)
Oct 6-Mudflap Mafia local band; 7:00-10:00pm
Oct 14-Rex Hobart and the Honkey Tonk Standards; 7:00-10:00pm

Through Oct 31-Celebrating our 40th year in business!
Louisburg Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch
, 14730 K68 Highway, Louisburg, KS 66053-8223; MAP; Free parking; 1-800-748-7765; 1-913-837-5202 (Local); www.louisburgcidermill.com
ADMISSION includes: 10 acre Corn Maze, Hay Wagon Rides, Children’s Play Area, Spider Web Climber, Mount Sunflower Slide, Farm Animals, Huge Corn Crib, Tricycle Track, Live music, Orchard Trail, Farm Swing Set, Tire Tower, and Access to our 10 acre Pumpkin Patch (Pumpkins sold separately, $3-$15)
Pumpkins are also available for purchase at our Country Store without admission
$10 Weekend Admission
$6 Weekday Mon-Thurs discounted ticket (no hayrides)
Children 3 & under free
Free admission for the Cider Mill & Country Store and viewing the apple cider pressing.
Mon-Thurs 10am-5pm
Fri-Sat 10am-10pm
Sun 10am-6pm
Country Store (open year round):
Mon-Sat 8am-6pm
Sun 9am-6pm
FOOD/DRINK Snack & drink concessions and food vendors will be available periodically. Please call ahead to double-check food options or feel free to bring a picnic lunch or dinner!
MAZE: "Celebrating our 40th year in business!"

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

Through Dec 15-Overland Park's Third Friday
Local Life Night, Downtown Overland Park; 5-9pm; FREE; Website
CONCERTS in Santa Fe Commons Park, 81st and Santa Fe Drive 7-8:30pm; Bring your lawn chair or blanket. Picnics, large groups and leashed dogs are welcome. Alcohol prohibited
Oct 20
Nov 17
Dec 15

Through Dec 18 (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 Dec 30 (The last Saturday of every month)-
Sunrise Cruisin' in the Northland, Oak Barry, 600 NE Barry Rd, Kansas City, Missouri 64155; 8-11am; All Makes & Models Welcome; Donuts & Coffee; Door Prizes! The Kansas City Challenger Club hosts; Facebook Page

Through Dec 31 (every Sunday)-Chess Club, Pawn and Pint, 221 Southwest Boulevard, Kansas City, Missouri 64108; 4-9pm; Kid Friendly; We're hosting the Game of Kings with some of the best an brightest players Kansas City has to offer! Whether you're new to the game, a returning experienced player, or a master looking for a challenge, you will find players of comparable skill at our weekly Chess Club meet-up! Includes opportunities to meet KC's Chess Masters and fellow enthusiasts for a night of strategy, immersion and Fun! Facebook Page

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

Through Nov 27-Regional premiere!
Mummies of the World: The Exhibit
Information For Families
• The exhibit provides a once-in-a-lifetime collection of real mummies (human and animal) and artifacts of ancient people from every region of the world on loan from 12 world-renowned museums, organizations and collections coming from 5 countries including Europe, South America and Ancient Egypt. Some have been taken care of in museums for over 100 years.
Portraying both natural and intentional mummification, this compelling collection includes ancient mummies dating back as far as 4,500 years. A fascinating mix of old and new, Mummies of the World bridges the gap between past and present.
How do mummies happen? What can they teach us? What clues do they bring us for the future?
• Explore how mummies are created through both natural processes and intentional practices. Mummification occurs after death and when the process of decay is blocked, generally from a lack of moisture or oxygen. This can happen as an intentional process, which sometimes is referred to as artificial mummification, or as a natural process, which sometimes is referred to as accidental mummification. Naturally preserved mummies have been found in places as varied as deserts, caves, salt, sand, cellars, crypts and bogs.
• Through State-of-the-art multimedia, hands-on interactive stations and cutting-edge 3-D animation, discover how modern science enables researchers to study mummies through innovative and non-invasive ways.
The exhibition highlights real advances in the scientific methods used to study mummies, including Computed Tomography (CT), ancient DNA analysis and radiocarbon dating, all of which allow researchers to learn about the lives, history, and cultures of the mummies.
• By knowing how people lived long ago, we can better understand how differently people live today. This allows us to observe how cultures change over time and give us insight into how our own culture may change in the future.
Who were they? Where did they come from? What secrets do mummies hold about the past?
• Explore the mummies’ history and origins. An unprecedented window into the lives of ancient people and cultures from every region of the world to learn about past civilizations. Extraordinary details about the past: how tall people were, how long they lived, what kinds of food they ate and from what diseases they suffered. Clothing, jewelry and other personal artifacts placed on or with a mummy can tell us about the person’s status and lifestyle, as well as the values, beliefs, and attitudes of the culture in which they lived.
The Vac Mummies, a mummified family from Hungary believed to have died from tuberculosis
The Baron Von Holz, a German nobleman found tucked away in the family crypt of a 14th century castle wearing his best leather boots
The Burns Collection, a group of medical mummies used to teach anatomy in the early 19th century
An Egyptian priest named Nes-Hor whom we have determined had arthritis and a broken left hip
Egyptian animal mummies including a falcon, a fish, a dog and a baby crocodile, many of which were deliberately preserved to accompany royals for eternity
MUMAB, a Baltimore man in his 70’s who had donated his body to science and became the first human being to receive a royal Egyptian mummification in over 2,000 years. The “Maryland Mummy” was created by scientists in 1994 using the same methods the ancient Egyptians used
And much more…
Monday – Thursday: 10am-5pm
Friday: 10am-7pm
Saturday: 10am-7pm
Sunday: Noon-5pm
(Last entry to Mummies of the World is 1 hour before closing time; takes an average time of 60-90 minutes)
TICKETS: Adult $19.95, Child (3-12) $15.95. $1 Preservation Fee is added to all tickets.
GROUP TOURS: Adult/Corporate Groups: $12.95/person; (minimum of 15 people per group); contact Katlyn Baker: 816-460-2093; KBaker@UnionStation.org
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.

Drive-In Theaters
Twin Drive-In Theatre, 1320 North 291 & Kentucky Road, Independence MO 64055: 816-844-6430; twin.drive-in@bbtheatres.com
Boulevard Drive-In Theatre 1051 Merriam Lane, Kansas City, KS 66103; map; (913) 262-0392; We are cash only. We do not take Debit/Credit cards. We do not have an ATM. There is an ATM up the street at Phillips 66 gas station.
I-70 Four Screen Drive-In 8701 E US Hwy 40, Kansas City, MO 64129; Modern, multiscreen theater featuring mainstream & 3-D films, seasoned popcorn & an arcade; map; (816) 861-0501

Glore Psychiatric Museum, 3406 Frederick Avenue (One Mile West Of I-29, Exit 47), St. Joseph, Missouri 64506; MAP; Chronicles the 130-year history of what was once known as the “State Lunatic Asylum No. 2.” The Museum uses full-sized replicas, interactive displays, audio-visuals, artifacts, and documents to illustrate the history of the treatment of mental illness. The museum is recognized as “one of the 50 most unusual Museums in the country.” It is also featured in the book “1,000 Places to See Before You Die in the USA and Canada”; 816-364-1209; 800-530-8866; www.stjosephmuseum.org
Watch the VIDEO
10am-5pm Monday through Saturday
1-5pm on Sunday; closed on major holidays
One admission price for ALL 4 museums located at 3406 Frederick (St. Joseph Museum, Glore Psychiatric Museum, Doll Museum, and Black Archives Museum); cash, check or major credit cards accepted.
Recession Friendly: $6/adults, $5/seniors (62+), $4/students (Ages 7-18); Under 6 Free
Guided tours of any or all of our museums and group rates for adult tours are available. 1-800-530-8866 or 816-232-8471 to schedule

Have some Halloween fun: Cat Bowling
HINT: After hitting 'play', watch the arrow ~ When it points to where you want the ball to go, hit the space bar...Have fun!


Sept 19-⚾ Kansas City ROYALS at Blue Jays; 6:07pm; FSKC, MLB.TV; Website

Sept 19-Oct 22-WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED, The Coterie Theatre, Crown Center, 2450 Grand Blvd, Suite 144, Kansas City, MO 64108-2520; Map TO Crown Center; Map INSIDE Crown Center; www.thecoterie.org
PARKING is free for patrons with ticket validation at the Coterie Box office
By Ed Simpson
Directed by Jeff Church
Length: 75 minutes
By taking a seat at a whites-only lunch counter, a group of four freshmen from A&T College in North Carolina launched a youth-led movement for African Americans to receive equal service by challenging racial injustice. This non-violent demonstration in Greensboro gained such momentum that it quickly inspired a new generation to stand up for their Civil Rights. This is the story of ordinary citizens who stand witness to a movement forming before their eyes, and the multiple perspectives they have.

Sept 20-FREE Symphony Happy Hour
PRANKS and PASSIONS, Helzberg Hall, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64108; MAP; a one-hour chamber music program that will add joy — and perhaps a little tomfoolery — to the middle of your week. Hear Smetana’s String Quartet No. 1 “From My Life” plus a popular quintet arrangement of themes from Richard Strauss’ mischievous Till Eulenspeigel’s Merry Pranks. Arrive early or stay late to enjoy drinks from our cash bar in the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts’s stunning Brandmeyer Great Hall lobby; kauffmancenter.org

Sept 20-⚾ Kansas City ROYALS at Blue Jays; 6:07pm; FSKC, MLB.TV; Website

Sept 21-23-Raymore Festival In the Park, Memorial Park, 307 Park Ln, Raymore, MO 64083; MAP; www.raymorefestival.com
6:00pm- Open
6:30pm- Opening Ceremonies with Boy Scout Troop 32
7:00pm- Baby Contest Winners
Live Music with Jack Snaps
Ice Cream Social with Dairy Queen
10:00pm- Concession & Vendors Close
11:00pm- Carnival & Park Close
6:00pm- Open
6:30pm- Beer Garden Opens
7:00pm- Live Music at the Lions Shelter
10:00pm- Concession & Vendors Close
11:00pm- Carnival & Park Close

6:00am- BBQ Set-Up
7:00am- Car Show & Parade Line-Up
8:00am- Pancake Breakfast
10:00am- Carnival & Vendor Booths Open
Community Against Crime Demonstration
10:30am- Silent Auction
11:00am- Bike Safety Rodeo
11:30am- Belly Dancing With Project Shimmy
12:00pm- Sand Volleyball Tournament
Dance Performance at Lions Shelter
Baking Contest

Sept 21-Country Club Plaza - Plaza Live! Courtyard Concerts; MAP; 5:00-8:00pm; FREE; music from the best local and regional acts; countryclubplaza.com
Kim Osborne - Mermaid Courtyard, near Michael Kors
Fab Four 5 - Valencia Courtyard, near Banana Republic

Sept 21-Bike Night: Under The Covers, Worth Harley-Davidson®, 9400 NW Prairie View Road, Kansas City, MO 64153; MAP; 6:00-9:00pm; FREE; 800.799.BIKE (2453); 816.420.9000; 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.

Sept 21-⚾ Kansas City ROYALS at Blue Jays; 6:07pm; FSKC, MLB.TV; Website

Sept 22-⚾ Kansas City ROYALS at White Sox; 7:10pm; FSKC, MLB.TV; Website

Sept 22-Gorillaz, Sprint Center, 1407 Grand Boulevard, Kansas City, MO 64106; 7:30pm; www.sprintcenter.com

Sept 22-23-New Dance Partners: The Ultimate Collaboration, Yardley Hall, Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS 66210; 8pm; Website

Sept 22-23-Lee’s Summit Oktoberfest, Downtown Lee’s Summit; FREE admission; Grab your lederhosen and dirndl and join 70,000 festival goers to enjoy Kids Street, arts and crafts, German meals, beer and brat tents, the Biergarten, carnival, the Sportzelt (Sports tent), live entertainment, contests, a Rootbiergarten, home brew tasting, German dancers and much more! The only German word you’ll need to know is SPAß… which is FUN in German! NO outside food or commercial vendors; Website
PARKING: Free at the City Hall Garage at the corner of 2nd and Green streets
ARTS & CRAFTS: The juried Arts and Crafts Fair features local and regional artists displaying original works in watercolors, oils, photography, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, paper fiber, glass and wood.
KIDS STREET: crafts, games, pony rides, mini golf, a petting zoo and a whole lot more. Also back by popular demand is the famous Rootbiergarten. Kids 12 and under can enjoy their own bubbly beverage at no cost, thanks to our sponsor U.S. Bank.
ENTERTAINMENT: With two stages of live entertainment and the sounds of oompah in the Biergarten, you’re sure to find a tune you like. Click HERE for more updated schedule
6-10pm - The Happy Wanderers
6:45, 7:45 & 8:45pm - Schuhplattler Verein Blautaler Dancers
Noon–3pm - People’s Choice Home Brew Tasting Event (tickets required)
3pm - Sam Adams Stein Hoisting Competition
5-10pm - The Alpen Spielers
5:45, 6:45, 7:45 & 8:45pm - Schuhplattler Verein Blautaler Dancers
5pm - Clint Martinez
6:30pm - Big Mama Band
8:30pm - Michael Dale and the Desert Wine Band
4pm - The Instamatics
6:30pm - Double Vision
8:30pm - Elton Dan and the Rocket Band
STEIN HOISTING Competition 3pm - Saturday - Head to the Biergarten and test your strength. The object of the game is to hoist a full liter stein longer than anyone else. Competitors must use only one hand, and steins must be held at arm’s length without spilling.
One male and one female winner will be crowned and will receive an etched Sam Adams pewter stein, along with a year’s worth of bragging rights. There is no fee to participate; must be 21 or older.
HOME BREW Competition
Noon–3pm - Saturday in the Biergarten - People’s Choice Home Brew Competition. Oktoberfest attendees will have the opportunity to partake in a tasting event; The first 35 homebrewer entrants are eligible to participate; ONLINE APPLICATION
BABY CONTEST 11am - Saturday at the Community Stage; Pre-register online for $5 per baby; day of entries cost $10. Walk-in registration begins at 10am; check-in at 10:30am; Grab your little one and join the baby contest, sponsored by The Goddard School. The contest begins at . Dress them up and let them show off their talents to win prizes.
Please Note: food and drink sales in the festival are CASH ONLY. ATMs are available on site.
Friday - 5-11pm
Saturday - 10am-11pm
Sunday - Noon-4pm Carnival Only

, Helzberg Hall, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64108; MAP; Known for her confessional lyrics and raspy, smoky vocals, Oscar® and Grammy® Award-winning singer/songwriter Melissa Etheridge performs her rock megahits including “I’m the Only One,” “Come to My Window” and “I Want to Come Over.” Proudly hailing from Leavenworth, Kan., Melissa will share personal stories about her remarkable journey through life and the inspiration behind some of her most popular songs; kauffmancenter.org

Sept 22-24-The 86th Annual
Plaza Art Fair
; FREE admission; Encompasses nine city blocks and welcomes a crowd of over 250,000. Featuring 240 artists; A top-ranked, national art event with three live music stages and over 25 featured restaurant booths; www.plazaartfair.com
Friday - 5pm-10pm
Saturday - 10am-10pm
Sunday - 11am-5pm
♪ MAIN Stage (on the Wornall Bridge)
♪ INK LIVE! Stage (Ward Parkway & Pennsylvania - near Plaza III)
♪ 90.1 KKFI COMMUNITY Stage (Nichols & Central - near Starbucks)
Red Guitar - 5:00-6:30pm Main Stage
Victor & Penny - 5:00-5:45pm Ink Live! Stage
Ruddy Swain - 5:15-6:15pm 90.1 KKFI Community Stage
Emmaline Twist - 6:00-6:45pm Ink Live! Stage
The Matchsellers - 6:45-7:45pm 90.1 KKFI Community Stage
Patrick Lentz - 6:45-8:15pm Main Stage
Smokey James & the Avalanche - 7:00-7:45pm Ink Live! Stage
The Noise FM - 8:00-8:45pm Ink Live! Stage
Ernest James Zydeco Duo Feat. Barry 'Washboard' Barnes - 8:00-10:00pm 90.1 KKFI Community Stage
The Zeros - 8:30-10:00pm Main Stage
My Oh My - 10:00am – 10:45am Ink Live! Stage
Kathleen and One Night Stand Band - 10:00am – 11:45am Main Stage
Payge Turner - 10:00am – 10:45am 90.1 KKFI Community Stage
Crystal Clayton - 10:45am – 11:30am 90.1 KKFI Community Stage
Crystal Rose - 11:00am – 11:45pm Ink Live! Stage
AJ Young - 11:45am – 1:15pm 90.1 KKFI Community Stage
Golden Groves - 12:00-12:45pm Ink Live! Stage
Flannigan's Right Hook - 12:00-2:00pm Main Stage
Nick Siegel - 1:00-1:45pm Ink Live! Stage
Duncan Hill - 1:30-3:00pm 90.1 KKFI Community Stage
The Center State - 2:00-2:45pm Ink Live! Stage
Rusty Laffoon - 2:15-3:30pm Main Stage
Chris Meck & the Guilty Birds - 3:00-3:45pm Ink Live! Stage
Enrique Chi presents Young Songwriters Showcase - 3:15-4:45pm 90.1 KKFI Community Stage
Rattle and Hum - 3:45-5:45pm Main Stage
Claire Adams - 4:00-4:45pm Ink Live! Stage
David George feat. Erik Voeks - 5:00-6:30pm 90.1 KKFI Community Stage
The Project H - 5:00-5:45pm Ink Live! Stage
KC Groove Therapy - 6:00-7:45pm Main Stage
Jessica Paige - 6:00-6:45pm Ink Live! Stage
Eems - 6:45-8:15pm 90.1 KKFI Community Stage
Barclay Martin Ensemble - 7:00-7:45pm Ink Live! Stage
Perpetual Change - 8:00-10:00pm Main Stage
Brandon Phillips & the Condition - 8:00-8:45pm Ink Live! Stage
TBA - 8:30-10:00pm 90.1 KKFI Community Stage
The Phantastics - 9:00-10:00pm Ink Live! Stage
Scotch Hollow - 11:00am – 11:45am Ink Live! Stage
The Night Owls - 11:00am – 12:15pm 90.1 KKFI Community Stage
A la Mode - 11:00am – 12:00pm Main Stage
Run With It - 12:00-12:45pm Ink Live! Stage
Billy Ebeling and the Late for Dinner Band - 12:15-1:45pm Main Stage
Erica McKenzie One Woman Band - 12:30-1:45pm 90.1 KKFI Community Stage
MLS Trio - 1:00-1:45pm Ink Live! Stage
The Ragged Few - 2:00-3:15pm 90.1 KKFI Community Stage
Jayson Kayne - 2:00-3:15pm Main Stage
Olivia Fox - 2:00-2:45pm Ink Live! Stage
Instant Karma - 3:00-3:45pm Ink Live! Stage
Big Time Grain Co. - 3:30-5:00pm Main Stage
TBA - 3:30-5:00pm 90.1 KKFI Community Stage
The MGDs - 4:00-5:00pm Ink Live! Stage

Sept 22-24-4th annual
Oktoberfest Celebration! The Kansas City Bier Company, 310 West 79th Street, Kansas City, MO 64114; MAP; We are pleased to announce that Grünauer will be partnering with us this year; Website
• Festhaus Musikanten
• The Steamboat Bandits
• Seaworthy
• The Happy Wanderers
• and of course Bram, Juergen, & David!
5pm - Ceremonial Bavarian Barrel tapping will start the celebration
Noon-5pm - Kids area (sponsored by KC Academy)
Betty Rae’s Ice Cream truck will be joining us as well!
CHARITY PARTNER: CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate Association):
Volunteers appointed by judges to watch over and advocate for abused and neglected children,  Volunteers stay with each case until it is closed and the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. For many abused children, their CASA/GAL volunteer will be the one constant adult presence in their lives.

Sept 22-24-Liberty Fall Festival, Liberty MO, 1170 W Kansas St, Ste H, Liberty, Missouri 64068; info@libertyfallfest.com; www.libertyfallfest.com
ARTS/CRAFTS 175 quality Arts and Crafts booths including original designs in a variety of art such as: textiles, wearable art, hand-crafted ceramics, decorative and functional wood, jewelry, leather, photography, paintings, drawings, prints, and metal work
CARNIVAL in the parking lot at the intersection of Kansas & Missouri
open at 5pm on Friday; 30 tickets for $20 or $1 each. Wristbands $20 on Sunday only from 1-4pm
FOOD/DRINK sold throughout the festival to benefit local non-profit groups so enjoy the food and support a cause.
PARKING free to the public and there are several public parking lots in the area and on-street parking is allowed. Limited handicapped parking is available.
Booths Open - 11:00am-9:00pm
Golf Cart Shuttle - Noon-6:00pm
Carnival Open - 5:00-10:30pm
Cadillac Flambé - 7:00-9:00pm; Rooney Justice Center
Booths Open - 9:00am-9:00pm
Carnival Open - 9:00am-10:30pm
Parade - 11:00am; Theme: Building Our Future
Route: Starts at Hertiage Middle School on Kansas, proceeding east. Turn north onto Leonard, turn west onto Franklin and ends at the middle school.
Golf Cart Shuttle - Noon-Dark
The Natu Band - 7:00-9:00pm; Rooney Justice Center
Booths in Carnival Area Open - Noon-4:00pm
Carnival Open - Noon-4:00pm

Sept 23-Overland Park Fall Festival, Downtown Overland Park, W 79th St, Overland Park, Kansas 66204; 7am-5pm; A true community celebration! Features a hometown parade through Downtown Overland Park, the county's best arts and crafts fair, a classic car show, merchant sales, fantastic food and much more! opkansas.org/fallfestival

Sept 23-14th annual
Run for the Elephants
, Kansas City Zoo, 6800 Zoo Dr, KCMO 64132; Run through the Zoo for a great cause; 816.513.5800; Facebook Page; www.kansascityzoorun.org
8:30am – 4 Mile Timed event
9:45am – 1 Mile Fun Run
SPECTATORS: Zoo admission prices are discounted for guests of runners: $6 for all ages. Children 2 and younger are free. Spectator pricing is only available until 10:00am. All spectators must enter through the main Zoo entrance. Please try to arrive prior to 8:20am. Once inside the Zoo, please proceed directly to the finish line area. No spectators will be allowed to enter through any other gates. Zoo exhibits will open at 9:30am.
ONLINE REGISTRATION only. Mail-in registration forms will be provided only upon request. Please contact the race director at lisadrake@eventmidwest.com for a mail-in form; No discounts are offered for FOTZ members; No refunds

Sept 23-Kansas Kids Fest Powered by Sporting KC, Sporting KC Sprint Plaza, Children's Mercy Park, One Sporting Way, Kansas City, KS 66611; 10:30am-6:00pm; over 50,000 square feet of fun; Themed Family Adventure Zones that deliver over 40+ activities. With programming carefully aimed at specific age groups and interests, there is adventure and fun for everyone. Explore the variety of activity stations, live performances, interactive exhibitors, special appearances, fun inflatables, face painting, contests, and so much more; Zach Haney: 785-560-4386; hello@zachevents.com; Facebook Page; kidsfestusa.com
Benefit for The Children's Place
18+ is $10 at the gate; TICKETS ONLINE $7 - NO FEES!
Under 18 is FREE!!
*Children's unlimited play activity wristbands are only $10 (purchase online or at the festival), includes:
- Unlimited play on all KidsFest interactive inflatables
- Unlimited play on KidsFest games and creation stations
- One small face-paint
- Unlimited play on select KidsFest attractions

Sept 23-The 9th Annual
SLOVENEFEST, Celebrating over 100 years of Slovenian Culture on Strawberry Hill; All proceeds will benefit Holy Family Catholic Church; Bring your appetite, your dancing shoes and ready for fun, games and entertainment. Families of all ages welcome! Facebook Page; Website
HOLY MASS: 4:00pm; Holy Family Catholic Church, 274 Orchard Street, KCKS
FESTIVITIES: 5:00-10:00pm; Msgr. Mejak Hall, Gym, & School Grounds, 513 Ohio, KCKS
The Brian McCarty Band & Hrvatski Obicaj
Traditional Slovenian Dinner
Lasko Pivo
Mega Raffle x 2
Big Silent Auction
Food Court
Cultural Booth & Souvenirs

Sept 23-⚾ Kansas City ROYALS at White Sox; 6:10pm; FSKC, MLB.TV; Website

Sept 23-Tim McGraw & Faith Hill, Sprint Center, 1407 Grand Boulevard, Kansas City, MO 64106; MAP; 7:30pm; 816.949.7000 (Box Office); www.sprintcenter.com

Sept 23-24-26th Annual
UNplaza Art Fair
, NEW LOCATION!! Southmoreland Park, just to the west of the Nelson-Atkins Museum, between Oak St. and Warwick Blvd., KCMO; MAP; Our fair benefits the artists first - to whom we are grateful! - and then PeaceWorks and All Souls; From paintings to pottery to purses, from sculpture to stained glass, you’ll find irresistible treasures. Do you want a new hat? Look no further! Do you crave a scarf or baubles, bangles, and beads? Come to the fair! You’ll also find photos, greeting cards, woodwork, leather products, and more; Website
•  Artwork by local artists—with prices ranging from low to high
•  Book fair
•  Food and drink concessions
Saturday - 10am-6pm
Sunday - noon-5pm

Sept 23-Oct 1 (Weekends)-39th Annual
Louisburg Ciderfest 2017
, 14730 K68 Highway, Louisburg, KS 66053-8223; MAP; FREE admission; Free parking; 1-800-748-7765; 1-913-837-5202 (Local); www.louisburgcidermill.com
HOURS: Festival - 8am-6pm
Country Store (open year round) -
Mon-Sat 8am-6pm
Sun 9am-6pm
8:30-11am - Louisburg Lions Pancake Breakfast
Noon-5pm - Live music on stage - with a bluegrass or country flare
• Cider and donut-making
• Watch how apples are freshly pressed into 100% pure apple cider — from initial washing to the actual press.
• Pony rides, inflatable slide, hill slide, visit with farm animals
• Our jumping pillow is a $2 bracelet with the purchase of a ticket.
• Arts and craft booths
• Picnic areas
• Great photo opportunities
• The 10-acre Maze / Pumpkin Patch area has an $10 admission, children 3 and under are free; includes hay wagon ride Pumpkins sold separately, $3-$15
Pumpkins also available for purchase at our Country Store without Maze / Pumpkin Patch admission
FOOD/DRINK for purchase: fresh hot or cold cider, cider doughnuts, dipped caramel apples, Lost Trail Root Beer, homemade kettle corn and other unique fare like fried pickles

Sept 24-American Indian Cultural Celebration, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak Street, Kansas City, MO 64111; MAP; 10am-4pm; Nelson-Atkins Facebook Page; Nelson-Atkins Festivals

Sept 24-Art of the Machine: TBD, 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

Sept 24-⚽ SPORTING Kansas City vs LA Galaxy, Children's Mercy Park, 1 Sporting Way, Kansas City, KS 66111; MAP; 12:00pm CT; Broadcast: ESPN, WatchESPN, ESPN Deportes

Sept 24-⚾ Kansas City ROYALS at White Sox; 1:10pm; FSKC, MLB.TV; Website

Sept 24-🏈 Kansas City CHIEFS at Los Angeles Chargers, StubHub Center, Carson, CA; 3:25pm; CBS; www.chiefs.com

Sept 24-Angels of Kansas City Hospice present
LIVE...from Kansas City, it's SUNDAY NIGHT!!!
, KC Live Block, 1100 Walnut, KCMO 64106; 5-8pm; A portion of the proceeds are tax deductible; A benefit for Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care; Casual Dress; 816-363-2600; info@kchospice.org; kchospice.org
We’re raising money for all things Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care, including: the Kansas City Hospice House™, NorthCare Hospice, Solace House, Camp Erin, Camp Carousel, Kansas City Palliative Home Care, Carousel Pediatric & Perinatal Programs, and much more! Join us for a night to remember for a great cause!
TICKETS ONLINE $200/Individual
ENTERTAINMENT Featuring The Cheap Dates who will keep attendees singing and dancing along all night
RAFFLE TICKETS $50 each or 6 for $250; featuring more than a dozen prize packages valued at $1,000 or more – offer travel, sports and dining experiences.
FOOD/DRINK Enjoy open bars and food from the outstanding chefs in Power and Light, including The Bristol, Cleaver & Cork, The Gallery, Kill Devil Club, Leinenkugel’s and McFadden’s Sports Saloon.
PARKING FREE Below the venue or valet

Sept 26-Kansas City Symphony Presents
CLASSICS UNCORKED: FUTURE FAVORITES, Helzberg Hall, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64108; MAP; Most tickets $25; Hear Jonathan Leshnoff’s Starburst, selections from Rachel Grimes’ Book of Leaves and Christopher Theofanidis’ Rainbow Body, then experience Helzberg Hall morphing into a techno club with Mason Bates’ Mothership. After the concert, enjoy a complimentary glass of wine or champagne and mingle with Symphony musicians in Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts’s Brandmeyer Great Hall lobby; kauffmancenter.org

Sept 26-⚾ Kansas City ROYALS vs Tigers, Kauffman Stadium, 1 Royal Way, Kansas City, MO 64129; MAP; 7:15pm; FSKC, MLB.TV; Website

Sept 26-The Weeknd with special guests Gucci Mane and NAV, Sprint Center, 1407 Grand Boulevard, Kansas City, MO 64106; 7:30pm; www.sprintcenter.com

Sept 26-29-Invitational Youth Rodeo, Hale Arena, American Royal Complex, 1701 American Royal Ct., Kansas City, MO 64102; MAP; (816) 221-9800; www.americanroyal.com
•  These top notch rodeo contestants are selected from all over the Midwest based on their rodeo expertise, leadership, academics, and community service.
•  Since 2007, the American Royal has been able to give $70,500 in Scholarships along with prize money and awards!
•  Allows a younger audience the opportunity to see their peers participate in true rodeo action. Come see the true grit and determination of today’s youth at the American Royal this fall!
Tuesday-Wednesday (Ages 14-18) • Bareback Riding • Bull Riding • Barrel Racing (Ladies) • Breakaway Roping (Ladies) • Tie-Down Roping • Steer Wrestling • Saddle Bronc Riding • Team Roping (must enter as a team)
Thursday-Friday (Ages 13 and under) • Mutton Busting (7 & Under) • Junior Bulls (8-13 years) • Barrel Racing (Ladies) • Goat Tying (Ladies, Slack Only) • Breakaway Roping • Junior Bareback (10-13 years) • Peewee Bareback (6-9 years)
PARKING is $10, cash only, in Lot B located directly in front of Hale Arena and Kemper Arena

Sept 27-⚾ Kansas City ROYALS vs Tigers, Kauffman Stadium, 1 Royal Way, Kansas City, MO 64129; MAP; 7:15pm; FSKC, MLB.TV; Website

Sept 27-Matchbox Twenty & Counting Crows, Starlight Theatre, 4600 Starlight Road, Kansas City, MO 64132; MAP; www.kcstarlight.com

Sept 28-Country Club Plaza - Plaza Live! Courtyard Concerts; MAP; 5:00-8:00pm; FREE; music from the best local and regional acts; countryclubplaza.com
Sean McNown - Valencia Courtyard, near Banana Republic
Candace Evans - Penguin Courtyard, near J. Crew

Sept 28-⚾ Kansas City ROYALS vs Tigers, Kauffman Stadium, 1 Royal Way, Kansas City, MO 64129; MAP; 7:15pm; FSKC, MLB.TV; Website

Sept 28-30-5th Annual
Universal Film Festival
, B&B Theatre, 8601 West 135th Street, Overland Park, KS 66223; Facebook Page; universalfilmfestival.com
THURSDAY - Opening night registration and reception
Registration starting at 6:00pm
Red Carpet photo opportunity/Promo
Cash bar and light appetizers reception
Screening selected trailers
Selected filmmakers a question and answer regarding their movie.
FRIDAY – Film Screenings from 2-10pm; Selected films- Q&A
SATURDAY – Film Screenings from 1-7pm; Selected films- Q&A
Awards Ceremony following final film in theater
Closing night party / Entertainment; Cash bar

Sept 28-Oct 1-WESTPORT
Oktoberfest Celebration 2017
, Westport, 4050 Pennsylvania Ave, Kansas City, MO US 64111; German-style food, special beer tappings, stein hoisting competitions, live entertainment and a Lederhosen Lap 5K on Sunday! Website
THE LEDERHOSEN LAP 5K, ; Bring your kids, bring your appetite. Run through the streets of Westport at the Oktoberfest Lederhosen Lap 5K and Kinder Run (Kids Run). Enter as an individual or a team. All participants will receive a pint glass, race shirt and a wide array of special offers from Westport bars & restaurants. Stay for Oktoberfest after the run! Facebook Page
Lederhosen Lap 5K 9:00am CDT - $29 Price increases September 1, 2017 at 11:59pm CDT
Kinder Run (Kids Run) 10:00AM CDT - $12 Price increases September 29, 2017 at 11:59pm CDT
Virtual Lederhosen Lap 5K - $29 Price increases September 1, 2017 at 11:59pm CDT

Sept 29-Country Club Plaza - Plaza Live! Courtyard Concerts; MAP; 4:00-7:00pm; FREE; music from the best local and regional acts; countryclubplaza.com
Red Guitar - Valencia Courtyard, near Banana Republic

Sept 29-Last Friday of every month:
KC Critical Mass Bicycle Ride, Sunfresh Market in Westport. 4001 Mill St. Kansas City, MO 64111; Meet in back lot, off 40th and Pennsylvania; MAP; Meet at 6:30pm, Ride at 7pm (Check website to re-confirm); FREE; Critical Mass is a parade, not a race. Make sure you’re not leaving people behind. If the group starts to spread out, slow down and mass up! Critical Mass is a bicycling event held the last Friday of every month in hundreds of cities around the world. The purpose of Critical Mass is nothing formalized beyond the direct action of meeting at a set location and traveling as a group through city on bike. Come celebrate the freedom of traveling under your own power. We also hope to promote the bicycle as a viable means of transportation, expressing ourselves and have a lot of fun! The slowest rider determines the pace. The point is to be here, on our bicycles, enjoying the city. Although there is no set route, we will typically visit the popular areas in urban Kansas City. There are periodic breaks in between. Toward the end there is usually a stop where people can buy food and drink; Facebook Page; www.kccriticalmass.com

Sept 29-Shawnee German-American Club's
Oktoberfest In Shawnee!
Shawnee Civic Centre; 13817 Johnson Dr, Shawnee, Kansas 66216; MAP; 5:30-10pm; Admission is FREE for the Entire Family! This fun and festive event features authentic German food, beverages and outside beer garden. German or not, this event is wunderbar! Hosted by Shawnee German-American Club; Facebook Page; Website
Authentic German food and beverages - available for purchase.
- Duo Diesel!, from our Sister City - Erfurt, Germany!
- The Alpen Spielers!
- Honky Tonk Trio! outside beer garden patio
TRADITIONAL DANCING: from The Blautaler Schuhplatter group of Kansas City!
CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES: a moonwalk and a variety of activities in the Kinderhall from the Shawnee Town Museum.

Sept 29-Fourth annual
Celebration of International Friendship (IO Gala), Helzberg Hall, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64108; MAP; reception at 7:00pm followed by the introduction of the international officers and a performance by the U.S. Army Chorusopen to the public; special event to welcome and celebrate the new class of international military officers from around the world who have come to Fort Leavenworth to study military art and sciences at the U.S. Army's Command and General Staff College; black tie; kauffmancenter.org

Sept 29-⚾ Kansas City ROYALS vs D-backs, Kauffman Stadium, 1 Royal Way, Kansas City, MO 64129; MAP; 7:15pm; FSKC, MLB.TV; Website

Sept 29-30-The American Royal ProRodeo, Hale Arena, American Royal Complex, 1701 American Royal Ct., Kansas City, MO 64102; MAP; It’s the best time you can have in the dirt! Three performances packed with cowboys, cowgirls, kids riding sheep and mini broncs. With live music after each rodeo in the Pendleton Whisky Tailgate! (816) 221-9800; www.americanroyal.com
10th annual Calf Scramble on Saturday night during intermission of the American Royal ProRodeo in Hale Arena.
•  One of the most exciting events of the American Royal; Provides students in 7th through 12th grade an opportunity to compete for a chance to receive a voucher to purchase a weanling heifer to raise for the next year.
PARKING is $10, cash only, in Lot B located directly in front of Hale Arena and Kemper Arena

Sept 29-Oct 1-GLADFEST 38 - 2017
Ahoy Mate! Sail into Gladfest 38!!!
A wonderful fall festival with something for everyone! Website
• Parade on Saturday morning
• Daily entertainment on Linden Square Stage!
• A Carnival will be open all three days for kids of all ages. The Carnival will offer "All You Can Ride" wristband specials on
Friday from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday from Noon to 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Sunday from Noon to 4:00 PM for only $23.00.
• Marketplace Tents will be located just west of Community Center and will offer valuable contacts with local businesses and civic organizations. Larger commercial vendors and the best in food and beverages will be found along 70th Street and N. Holmes. Arts and Crafts vendors will be located west of City Hall and south of the carnival.
More events are being planned!!

Sept 29-Oct 1-KINKY BOOTS ♪, Starlight Theatre, 4600 Starlight Road, Kansas City, MO 64132; MAP; Broadway National Tour; Website & Tickets Online
Show Time: 8pm; Gates Time: 7pm
Songs by Grammy® and Tony Award®-winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper
Winner of 6 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Choreography
Adult subject matter; national tour recommends for ages 10+
Duration: 2 hours 20 minutes, with intermission
Kinky Boots is Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit!
This joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events; Takes audiences from a gentleman’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamourous catwalks of Milan.
Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. With the factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos.
Starlight Ticket Services; Starlight Special Offers
PARKING: Standard rates - $7/vehicle General; $10/vehicle Preferred

Sept 29-Oct 1-VINTAGE MARKET DAYS - FALL GATHERING, 86th Street Garage (Lower Level) behind Marshalls/HomeGoods, Zona Rosa; MAP; Website
Early Buying Event (3-Day Pass) $10
General Admission (Sat/Sun) $5
Admission for children under 12 is free.
Cash and credit card are accepted at the gate; Once purchased, your ticket is good for re-entry into the event all weekend.
Friday 10:00am-5:00pm
Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm
Sunday 10:00am-4:00pm

Sept 29-Oct 14-KC MeltingPot Theatre presents
2121, Just off Broadway Theatre, 3051 Penn Valley Dr, Kansas City, MO 64108 (in Penn Valley Park); MAP; Theatre: (816) 784-5020; www.justoffbroadway.org; www.kcmeltingpot.com
Written and directed by Harvey Williams
The rich get richer, but, can the poor afford to get poorer?
When Wall Street was desperate to survive in 2008, they threatened, and we gave them “trillions,” no questions asked. Now, Wall Street is alive and prospering. Yet, there are other streets in America, now threatening. So, what will we give them?

Sept 30-Adult Recess (Kickball Game), Tower Park, 7528 Holmes Rd, Kansas City, Missouri 64131; 2-7pm; FREE Admission; To help promote health and fitness throughout the community. This is an adult event however, it is also a kid friendly environment. We look to attract mature, competitive individuals with great sportsmanship eager to win the cash prize; attracting all types of teams from different areas of the MidWest that come to compete, enjoy reggae music and good food; Facebook Page
MUSIC by Shatta Bigs, Nickoy Raymond & the Broadway Movement International Sound System family.
FOOD courtesy of Jerkie Jah Child
FREE Team Entry
• Kickball Game
• Up to 9 players on your team (8 on the field)
• 4 innings per game
• $500 Cash prize
• Send Team Info to midwestdancehallreggae@gmail.com or direct message @MidWest Dancehall Reggae

Sept 30-Country Club Plaza - Plaza Live! Courtyard Concerts; MAP; 2:00-5:00pm; FREE; music from the best local and regional acts; countryclubplaza.com
J Love Band - Valencia Courtyard, near Banana Republic
Laura Lisbeth - Mermaid Courtyard, near Michael Kors

Sept 30-Voice For Animals KC is hosting our 3rd Annual
Vegtoberfest 2017: Our Vegan Twist on Oktoberfest! English Landing Park, 173 Main St, Parkville, Missouri 64152; MAP; 3-8pm; What could be better than an afternoon of grilling, beer, yard games, and good company? This is a family-friendly event, so bring the kids, enjoy vegan brats and beer (or NA drink), and play some yard games with your (new) friends! Facebook Page
TICKETS? Unknown if admission is free...
4-7pm - grilling/serving loaded brats and dogs with chips*
Local beer and nonalchoholic drinks available throughout the entire event*
*while supplies last.
Voice For Animals is a local, volunteer-based, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.

Sept 30-100,000 Poets for Change, The Writers Place, 3607 Pennsylvania Ave, Kansas City, Missouri 64111; 4-7pm; This is an international event, and over 100,000 poets will be reading all over the world on the same day, many at the same time; The Writers Place is one of the designated sites for this event. Please come and bring your poems, and help us keep the reading going. We invite readers from all over the region or country to come and join us in this reading; Come and support this wonderful event and check out their website for more details. Help us keep the vigil; Facebook Page
4:00-6:00 - Open Mic. Hosted by John Gallaher and Maryfrances Wagner
6:00 - dinner break
7:00 - a reading by poets Donald Levering and Joe Benevento

Sept 30-Westwood Oktoberfest,, Dennis Park, 50th & Rainbow Boulevard; MAP (In the event of inclement weather this event will be held at Westwood City Hall); 4-8pm; Join us for Westwood's annual Oktoberfest celebration! More details about this event will be provided once they are confirmed; Abby Schneweis: 913.362.1550; abby.schneweis@westwoodks.org; Website

Sept 30-The 21st Annual
St John’s Oktoberfest, in the parking lot of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Parish, 1204 Kentucky St, Lawrence, Kansas 66044; Following a special 4:30pm Polka Mass-10pm; Bring the entire family for a fun night at St. John! Facebook Page; Website
Includes live music and dancing, authentic German food and premium beers, and activities for children.
On this year’s menu are Wienerschnitzel, Bierock, Bratwurst, Cabbage Roll, Hot Dog, Sauerkraut, German Potato Salad.
This year’s German beer lineup is coming soon!

Sept 30-BELTON OKTOBERFEST, Memorial Park, 602 Maurer Parkway, Belton, MO 64012; MAP; 5-10pm; FREE admission! Lots of family-friendly activities; Rain or Shine! Sponsored by Arvest Bank; 816-348-7400; Melisa Ferrari: mferrari@beltonparks.org; Facebook Page; Visit MO Website; Belton Parks Website
• Enjoy music throughout the evening from two bands.
--The Happy Wanderers - 5-7pm
--I-49 Band
• Classic Car Show
• Food from a variety of food trucks will be onsite
• Martin City Brewing Co. Beer Garden
• Kids' Jammin' Junction will feature two free bounce houses along with an exotic animal petting zoo and pony rides for the little ones
Enjoy shopping at our indoor craft boutique and fun contests too.

Sept 30-Blues * Booze * Bar"B" Que, Ararat Shriners - Kansas City; 5100 Ararat Dr, Kansas City, Missouri 64129; 6-10pm; Facebook Page
• Live music (2 bands)
• Brisket, turkey, sausage, BBQ beans, cole slaw and corn on the cobb.
• Cash bar for mixed drinks will be available.
$10 bottomless beer glass.
Proceeds of this event are for the benefit of Ararat shrine and NOT tax deductible.
Purchase tickets in advance from Ararat office: 816-923-1975
$15 per person (no one under 21)

Sept 30-⚾ Kansas City ROYALS vs D-backs, Kauffman Stadium, 1 Royal Way, Kansas City, MO 64129; MAP; 6:15pm; FSKC, MLB.TV; Website

Sept 30-Kansas Cowboy Jubilee: Asleep at the Wheel and Hot Club of Cowtown, Yardley Hall, Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS 66210; 7pm; Website

Sept 30-⚽ SPORTING Kansas City vs Vancouver Whitecaps FC, Children's Mercy Park, 1 Sporting Way, Kansas City, KS 66111; MAP; 8:00pm CT; Broadcast: FOX Sports KC; www.sportingkc.com


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