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May 2017

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Mon, May 1st - 6:30pm
May Day Peace Gala
May Day Peace Gala

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Description: The Lawrence Coalition for Peace and Justice is sponsoring the 2017 May Day Peace Gala on Monday, May 1st, 2017. The Lawrence Peace Community is reclaiming May Day as a holiday for community and peace. In the first May Day celebration in the colonies Thomas Morton erected an 80 foot pine pole and distributed “other good cheare, for all commers of that day". LCPJ will begin distributing good cheer at 6:30 pm near the West Shelter of Centennial Park, 600 Rockledge Road. Dances of Universal Peace will open the program and lead us in spiritual practice in motion. Following the dances, LCPJ will dedicate Lawrence's newest Peace Pole. The six foot pole will sit in contrast to the empty Polaris Missile that is displayed in Centennial Park. Awards will be presented to Catholic Charities and to Sara Taliaferro as winners of the 2017 Tom & Anne Moore Peace & Justice Award. There will also be music, refreshments and other good cheer for children and grown-ups alike. The event is free and the public is invited to celebrate peace and have a really great time. Submitted by: Christine Smith Lawrence Coalition for Peace and Justice

Mon, May 1st - 6:30pm

 
 
 
 
Thu, May 4th - 7:00pm
PGP Production: Into The Woods
PGP Production: Into The Woods

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Description: GPT's Plain Great Players presents the musical: Into The Woods by Stephen Sondheim Student Tickets $10 Adult Tickets $15 Submitted by: Kim McDowell Great Plains Theatre

Thu, May 4th - 7:00pm

 
 
Fri, May 5th - 3:00pm
“The Dogs I’ve Dated” – Works by Laura L. Davis || “Il Etait une Petite Pie” – Original Drawings and Gouaches by Joan Miró
“The Dogs I’ve Dated” – Works by Laura L. Davis || “Il Etait une Petite Pie” – Original Drawings and Gouaches by Joan Miró

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Description: Join us for the opening of our two new shows “The Dogs I’ve Dated” – Works by Laura L. Davis || “Il Etait une Petite Pie” – Original Drawings and Gouaches by Joan Miró on First Friday May 5, 2017. https://cerberagallery.com/2017/04/27/laura-davis-joan-joan-miro-first-f... May 5 – 27 , 2017 Opening Reception May 5, 5-8pm Collectors Reception May 5, 3-5pm R.S.V.P. 2011 Baltimore Ave, Kansas City, MO 64108 This exhibition is curated by Cerbera Gallery. Opening on May 5th at 2011 Baltimore Ave, Kansas City, MO will be two new exhibitions: In the front of the gallery “The Dogs I’ve Dated“ will feature works by Kansas City artist Laura L. Davis. This collection comes out of a two year journey of joining the online dating world after a 25 year marriage. Many lessons have been learned, hearts have been broken, but Davis tried to find a funny, light-hearted way to deal with the arduous process of “putting herself out there again.” Her artwork shows an intuitive sense and desire for color, vibrancy and life. Watercolor and acrylic are her mediums of choice. Most of these dogs belong to men she met online. There is a strange phenomenon in the online dating world where men like to post a bathroom selfie or a picture of their dog, closely followed by pictures of their car or truck and boat or motorcycle. Maybe this hints back to the age old dowry or is just a warning of what you are to expect or gain from a relationship with them. A few of these men remain friends and many were one timers. The dogs’ names have not been changed to protect their owner’s identity… In the gallery back we will showcase “Il Etait une Petite Pie“ – Original Drawings and Gouaches by Joan Miró with texts by Lise Hirtz. The exhibit features six of the eight proofs (dummies), which were used to print the “pochoirs” of the first illustrated book by Miró. He created one of the most imaginative books for children and far beyond its time. Hirtz was the editor of Le Phare de Neuilly, which frequently published articles relating to surrealism. Miró moved to Paris in 1919 where he was introduced to a surrealists group in 1924 by his neighbor Andre Masson, who shared his studio. Among these artists Miró found he inspiration for his work. But it was mostly the black humor of surrealists that dominated his creations. In August 1927 Paul Eluard sent Miro poems by Lisa Hirtz. Her first publication was “Il était une petite pie (There was a little magpie)” (with 8 pochoirs by Joan Miró) in 1928. For all press inquires and group visits, contact Philipp Eirich at info@cerberagallery.com. We encourage local museums and art groups interested in private tours to book dates in advance since this exhibition will only be on view for a couple weeks. Ceramic works on display include new arrivals by Sunshine Cobb, Brandon Schnur as well as a KCAI student showcase including pieces by Amy Young. EXTENDED until the end of May: Inspired by an exhibition at Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville, AR, Cerbera Gallery will show video slides, as well as exhibit a signed copy of “Border Cantos: Sight & Sound Explorations from the Mexican-American Border”. Arrived just in time for our new Salon are works by German photographer Thorsten Brinkmann, Melanie Sherman, Jen Watson, Rain Harris, Paul Donnelly and Daniela Abel as well as a large selection of jewelry by artists such as Cydney Ross, Sam McPherson, Angelica Sandoval, House of DeBoer, Carly Slade, Jennifer Watson, Jen Wilkenson. We also have a very limited number of discounted necklaces dipped in gold and platinum luster by Melanie Sherman in our jewelry section. Check them out while they last! As usual we’ll have chilled background tunes coming from our very own DJ Deep House Cat and will be serving libations and snacks. Our doors will open at 3pm, so make sure you’ll stop by! First Friday April: 3pm – 8pm Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed either 1-5pm or by appointment (844.202.9303) Thu, Fri from 1-6pm and Sat from 11-6pm. Submitted by: Philipp Eirich Cerbera Gallery

Fri, May 5th - 3:00pm

 
 
Fri, May 5th - 7:00pm
PGP Production: Into The Woods
PGP Production: Into The Woods

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Description: GPT's Plain Great Players presents the musical: Into The Woods by Stephen Sondheim Student Tickets $10 Adult Tickets $15 Submitted by: Kim McDowell Great Plains Theatre

Fri, May 5th - 7:00pm

 
 
Fri, May 5th - 8:00pm
Kansas City Symphony Classical Series: War and Remembrance with Britten
Kansas City Symphony Classical Series: War and Remembrance with Britten

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Description: Michael Stern, conductor Kansas City Symphony Chorus Charles Bruffy, chorus director Christine Brewer, soprano Anthony Dean Griffey, tenor Stephen Powell, baritone Allegro Choirs of Kansas City BRITTEN War Requiem In Britten’s War Requiem, the English composer combines musical settings of the traditional Latin Mass for the Dead with searing, graphic World War I poems by Wilfred Owen. Britten’s condemnation of the horrors of war leaves an impact long after the haunting final notes have sounded. Michael Stern, the Kansas City Symphony, Chorus and a trio of superb international vocal soloists join together for this unforgettable concert experience. G. Kenneth & Ann Baum Concert Comments will not be presented in Helzberg Hall prior to this performance. Tickets start at $25. Submitted by: Beth Buchanan Kansas City Symphony

Fri, May 5th - 8:00pm

 
 
Sat, May 6th - 11:00am
Charles and Virginia Clark Inside Music Series: Soprano Christine Brewer
Charles and Virginia Clark Inside Music Series: Soprano Christine Brewer

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Description: Helzberg Hall will be filled with song as celebrated soprano Christine Brewer welcomes two area students to perform. Brewer, who is in town to perform Britten’s War Requiem with the Kansas City Symphony, will share her expertise and answer audience questions as part of this free Inside Music event. Students interested in performing should submit a nomination form no later than Monday, April 17. Please visit kcsymphony.org for more information and free tickets. Submitted by: Beth Buchanan Kansas City Symphony

Sat, May 6th - 11:00am

 
 
Sat, May 6th - 6:00pm
Wichita Grand Opera Champagne Ball
Wichita Grand Opera Champagne Ball

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Description: For more than a decade, Wichita Grand Opera’s annual Opera Ball has been one of the premiere social events in the region, to benefit the WGO. For this year, The Wichita Grand Opera Champagne Ball!, scheduled for May 6th at Wichita’s Hyatt Regency, will be the party of the year. Put on your dancing shoes and prepare to see and be seen! Submitted by: Bryan Hitchcock Wichita Grand Opera

Sat, May 6th - 6:00pm

 
 
Sat, May 6th - 8:00pm
Kansas City Symphony Classical Series: War and Remembrance with Britten
Kansas City Symphony Classical Series: War and Remembrance with Britten

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Description: Michael Stern, conductor Kansas City Symphony Chorus Charles Bruffy, chorus director Christine Brewer, soprano Anthony Dean Griffey, tenor Stephen Powell, baritone Allegro Choirs of Kansas City BRITTEN War Requiem In Britten’s War Requiem, the English composer combines musical settings of the traditional Latin Mass for the Dead with searing, graphic World War I poems by Wilfred Owen. Britten’s condemnation of the horrors of war leaves an impact long after the haunting final notes have sounded. Michael Stern, the Kansas City Symphony, Chorus and a trio of superb international vocal soloists join together for this unforgettable concert experience. G. Kenneth & Ann Baum Concert Comments will not be presented in Helzberg Hall prior to this performance. Tickets start at $25. Submitted by: Beth Buchanan Kansas City Symphony

Sat, May 6th - 8:00pm

 
 
Sun, May 7th - 2:00pm
Kansas City Symphony Classical Series: War and Remembrance with Britten
Kansas City Symphony Classical Series: War and Remembrance with Britten

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Description: Michael Stern, conductor Kansas City Symphony Chorus Charles Bruffy, chorus director Christine Brewer, soprano Anthony Dean Griffey, tenor Stephen Powell, baritone Allegro Choirs of Kansas City BRITTEN War Requiem In Britten’s War Requiem, the English composer combines musical settings of the traditional Latin Mass for the Dead with searing, graphic World War I poems by Wilfred Owen. Britten’s condemnation of the horrors of war leaves an impact long after the haunting final notes have sounded. Michael Stern, the Kansas City Symphony, Chorus and a trio of superb international vocal soloists join together for this unforgettable concert experience. G. Kenneth & Ann Baum Concert Comments will not be presented in Helzberg Hall prior to this performance. Tickets start at $25. Submitted by: Beth Buchanan Kansas City Symphony

Sun, May 7th - 2:00pm

 
 
Sun, May 7th - 2:00pm
PGP Production: Into The Woods
PGP Production: Into The Woods

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Description: GPT's Plain Great Players presents the musical: Into The Woods by Stephen Sondheim Student Tickets $10 Adult Tickets $15 Submitted by: Kim McDowell Great Plains Theatre

Sun, May 7th - 2:00pm

 
 
Sun, May 7th - 3:00pm
"Pictures at an Exhibition"
"Pictures at an Exhibition"

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Description: Into the Blue by Ingrid Stölzel will be accompanied by high school photography inspired by the work. Concerto for Oboe and Violin by J.S. Bach with Véronique Mathieu on violin and Margaret Marco on oboe. Pictures at an Exhibition by Mussorgsky/Ravel Submitted by: Alison Watkins Lawrence Community Orchestra

Sun, May 7th - 3:00pm

 
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Mon, May 8th - 7:30am
John Gorka - KPR Benefit Concert
John Gorka - KPR Benefit Concert

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West Side Folk is thrilled to announce that it will present two very special concerts to benefit Kansas Public Radio, which sustained very heavy budget cuts due to the cutbacks in state funding of the University of Kansas. Brother Sun and John Gorka are playing for reduced fees to do their part to help KPR, and all profits from these concerts will go to KPR.

We are thrilled to bring John Gorka back to Lawrence for the first time in nine years!

Hailing from New Jersey, but forged in the Greenwich Village Fast Folk scene, he honed his craft and persona into an unmistakable image. The shy, wry, insightful, and yes, sensitive singer-songwriter has been copied and parodied. But the old coat he wove still fits and still suits him well. The old songs ring as true as they ever did, and the new ones are just as good.

Rolling Stone called him “the leading singer/songwriter of the New Folk movement” while the Boston Globe said “Gorka is widely heralded for the sophisticated intelligence and provocative originality of his songs.” The New York Times said: “Listening to John Gorka, one can get goosebumps all over. There are many reasons: fresh lyrics, a stunning emotional baritone and his twisted humor.”​

John Gorka  I  May 8 I  Lied Center Pavillion  I  7:30 p.m.

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Mon, May 8th - 7:30am

 
 
Mon, May 8th - 7:30pm
42nd Street
42nd Street

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Description: The quintessential backstage musical comedy classic, "42nd Street" is the song and dance fable of Broadway with an American Dream story and includes some of the greatest songs ever written, such as "We're In The Money," "Lullaby of Broadway, "Shuffle Off To Buffalo," "Dames," "I Only Have Eyes For You" and of course "42nd Street." Based on a novel by Bradford Ropes and Busby Berkeley's 1933 movie, "42nd Street" tells the story of a starry-eyed young dancer named Peggy Sawyer who leaves her Allentown home and comes to New York to audition for the new Broadway musical "Pretty Lady." When the leading lady breaks her ankle, Peggy takes over and becomes a star. With a book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, music by Harry Warren and lyrics by Al Dubin, this sparkling new production will be directed by co-author Mark Bramble and choreographed by Randy Skinner, the team who staged the 2001 Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival. http://www.k-state.edu/mccain/events/2016-2017/42nd-street.html The McCain box office is open weekdays 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 90 minutes before each performance. 785.532.6428 Submitted by: Todd Holmberg McCain Performance Series

Mon, May 8th - 7:30pm

 
 
Mon, May 8th - 7:30pm
An Intimate Evening with Kristin Chenoweth
An Intimate Evening with Kristin Chenoweth

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Description: In a career that spans film, television and stage, Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and songstress Kristin Chenoweth is perhaps best well known for her work on the ABC series Pushing Daisies, FOX’s hit comedy Glee and NBC’s political drama The West Wing. However, fans of Broadway know the “popular” Hollywood Walk of Fame performer as smash-hit Wicked’s original Glinda the Good Witch. Chenoweth is a passionate supporter of many charities and philanthropic efforts, and in 2013 she partnered with the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center Foundation, establishing the Kristin Chenoweth Fund for Arts and Education. She brings her unique and powerful voice to Lawrence for a one-night-only performance of some of the most unforgettable songs from Broadway and best-loved canons of the Great American Songbook. On September 23, Chenoweth released “The Art of Elegance,” her first album of American Songbook classics via Concord Records. We sincerely apologize that due to unforeseen circumstances, the Kristin Chenoweth performance on Monday, March 6, 2017 has been rescheduled to Monday, May 8, 2017. If you already purchased tickets, they will be honored on Monday, May 8, 7:30 p.m. If you prefer, you can contact the Ticket Office about exchanging your current tickets for new ones with the corrected date information. We regret any inconvenience and truly appreciate your understanding and support. If you have any questions about the performance or ticketing, please call the Ticket Office at 785-864-2787. If you prefer a refund, please return your tickets to the Lied Center Ticket Office by April 10 on weekdays, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Submitted by: Madi Schulz Lied Center of Kansas

Mon, May 8th - 7:30pm

 
 
Tue, May 9th - 11:00am
Give Red for the Blue
Give Red for the Blue

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Description: Memorial blood drive on behalf of the three Kansas law enforcement officers we lost in 2016. Submitted by: Jennifer Duffy Kansas Association of Chiefs of Police

Tue, May 9th - 11:00am

 
 
 
Thu, May 11th - 7:00pm
Those Who Lead, Read May Event
Those Who Lead, Read May Event

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Description: Brent E. Edmisten is the vice president of global supply chain, engineering and logistics at Excel Industries, Inc. He will discuss the book “Leadership Gold: Lessons I’ve Learned from a Lifetime of Reading” by John Maxwell. The event is part of Friends University's "Those Who Lead, Read" program, a monthly speaker series that engages students and the Wichita community in a timely discussion about literacy and leadership. The event is free and open to the public. Submitted by: Gisele McMinimy Friends University

Thu, May 11th - 7:00pm

 
 
Thu, May 11th - 7:30pm
Branford Marsalis Quartet
Branford Marsalis Quartet

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Description: Branford Marsalis Quartet with special guest Kurt Elling Thursday May 11, 2017 at 7:30 PM Helzberg Hall | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts The Branford Marsalis Quartet will be joined by guest vocalist Kurt Elling in a singular collaboration of musical forces. The tight-knit working band features Marsalis on saxophones, Joey Calderazzo on piano, Eric Revis on bass and Justin Faulkner on drums. Adding Elling’s deep jazz vocabulary, technical versatility and outstanding intonation, Elling will enable the band to perform a variety of material in new ways. Looking beyond the Great American Songbook, the band members are energized to perform a collaboration between one of the most intense jazz bands and one of the most foremost singers delivering a performance that’s anything but standard. Submitted by: Margaret Hair Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Thu, May 11th - 7:30pm

 
 
 
Sat, May 13th - 1:00pm
Ani-Con
Ani-Con

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Description: Join Great Plains Theatre from 1:00pm to 5:00pm for an afternoon of anime appreciation! Greg Ayres and Gareth West, voice actors from Sentai Filmworks, will be speaking about their work and the intricacies of voice acting while viewing productions on which they've worked. There will also be a special preview of the pilot for Great Plains Theatre Academy's newest project, Redhawk: An Original Series. Admission is by donation. Submitted by: Kim McDowell Great Plains Theatre

Sat, May 13th - 1:00pm

 
 
Sat, May 13th - 5:00pm
The Best Medicine Comedy Improv Show
The Best Medicine Comedy Improv Show

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Description: 5:00pm to 6:00pm: The Best Medicine is an all-youth improv troupe that performs family-friendly comedy sketches and improv games. You'll enjoy the quick-wit of our young actors, and realize that laughter really is The Best Medicine. $5 admission Submitted by: Kim McDowell Great Plains Theatre

Sat, May 13th - 5:00pm

 
 
Sat, May 13th - 6:00pm
Golden Gnome Awards
Golden Gnome Awards

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Description: The Golden Gnome Awards, Abilene's popular local film festival is back after a three year hiatus. The PLAIN GREAT PLAYERS, invites submissions of a short film with the following requirements: Theme: Mistakes were made. Anyone can submit. All submissions must be PG. Length - 3-7 minutes Format - Digital, deliverable via computer. Each submission must include: Items: 1-6 items from a receipt from a local store. Receipt must accompany your submission. Actions: (pick 3) hypnosis, wink, stretching, mailing a letter, pirouette, cutting, gluing, 'peace' sign. Phrases: (pick 2) "Hot potato". "Well, what do you want me to do?" "You look like someone I know." "That's gonna leave a mark." Deadline for submissions is May 1, 2017. Films will be viewed and judged by a panel as well as by the audience Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at Great Plains Theatre. Cash prizes made possible by a generous donation from Eagle Communications. First prize is $200 Second prize is $100 and Third prize is $50. Audience favorite will receive a major award, to be announced. Submitted by: Kim McDowell Great Plains Theatre

Sat, May 13th - 6:00pm

 
 
Sun, May 14th - 7:30pm
Neil Berg’s 100 Years of Broadway
Neil Berg’s 100 Years of Broadway

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Description: This widely-acclaimed musical revue of Broadway's most celebrated shows features a dazzling cast of five Broadway stars accompanied by an all-star New York band! Guiding the audience through the evening is Broadway composer and producer Neil Berg, contributing fascinating anecdotes about the shows and songs themselves. http://www.k-state.edu/mccain/events/2016-2017/berg-broadway.html The McCain box office is open weekdays 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 90 minutes before each performance. 785.532.6428 Submitted by: Todd Holmberg McCain Performance Series

Sun, May 14th - 7:30pm

 
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Thu, May 18th - 7:00pm
Kansas City Symphony Presents Classics Uncorked: Shall We Dance?
Kansas City Symphony Presents Classics Uncorked: Shall We Dance?

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Description: Jason Seber, David T. Beals III Assistant Conductor Tap your toes, twirl your partner and sway through the evening with symphonic dance music performed by your Kansas City Symphony! Soar through the sky with Stravinsky’s Firebird, revel in Brahms’ Hungarian Dance No. 5, celebrate Americana with Copland’s “Hoe-Down” from Rodeo, and even sample some techno with Mason Bates’ “Warehouse Medicine” from The B-Sides. After the concert, enjoy a complimentary glass of wine or champagne and mingle with Symphony musicians in Kauffman Center’s Brandmeyer Great Hall lobby. Most tickets $25. Submitted by: Beth Buchanan Kansas City Symphony

Thu, May 18th - 7:00pm

 
 
 
Sat, May 20th - 9:00am
Safe Boating Class
Safe Boating Class

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Description: Members of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer a one-day safe boating class to the boating public on Saturday May 20, 2017. The class will be held at the Baker Wetlands Discovery Center located at 1365 N. 1250 Rd, Lawrence, KS, 66046. The class will start at 9:00 a.m. and conclude by 5:00 p.m. While there is no charge for the course, the optional course textbook “About Boating Safely” is $15. Topics covered by the course include boat types and marine motors, pre-underway activities and trailering, boat handling and navigation rules, legal requirements of boating, boating emergencies, operator responsibilities and water sports. A closed-book examination will be administered at the conclusion of the course. Successful completion of this safe boating class will satisfy the educational requirement of the State of Kansas for persons 12 years of age or older and less than 21 years of age, to operate a motorboat, sailboat, personal watercraft, or individual watercraft, and will help persons become safer, more informed boaters. Pre-registration for the course is required. To pre-register, contact Pam Chaffee at pkchaffee@yahoo.com or (785) 550-4074. Submitted by: Pamela Chaffee U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary

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Sun, May 21st - 7:00pm
Northland Symphony Orchestra Concert
Northland Symphony Orchestra Concert

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Description: Join The Northland Symphony Orchestra in celebrating the best of musical theatre! We will be performing a variety of pieces from some of the world’s most famous Broadway musicals. Submitted by: Paige Buckmaster Northland Symphony Orchestra

Sun, May 21st - 7:00pm

 
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Wed, May 24th - 7:00pm
Kansas City Symphony Contributors’ Concerts
Kansas City Symphony Contributors’ Concerts

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Description: Michael Stern, conductor This special concert is presented to show the Kansas City Symphony’s deep appreciation for our volunteers and contributors who share in our success. This concert is by invitation only. Call the Symphony offices at (816) 471-1100 or visit kcsymphony.org to learn how to contribute. Submitted by: Beth Buchanan Kansas City Symphony

Wed, May 24th - 7:00pm

 
 
Wed, May 24th - 7:30pm
George Benson and Kenny G: The Breezin' & Breathless Tour
George Benson and Kenny G: The Breezin' & Breathless Tour

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Description: 16-17 Kauffman Center Presents George Benson and Kenny G - The Breezin' & Breathless Tour Wednesday May 24th, 2017 at 7:30 PM Muriel Kauffman Theatre | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts Guitarist and songwriter George Benson joins contemporary jazz saxophonist Kenny G for The Breezin’ & Breathless Tour. Celebrating the 40th anniversary of George Benson’s Breezin’ and the 25th anniversary of Kenny G’s Breathless, each artist’s set will feature classic album cuts and greatest hits, as well as songs performed together. Collectively George Benson and Kenny G have sold more than 125 million albums, won 11 GRAMMYs, achieved 16 No. 1 albums, and have had 10 No. 1 hit songs. Tickets and more information: http://tickets.kauffmancenter.org/single/eventDetail.aspx?p=12325 Submitted by: Margaret Hair Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Wed, May 24th - 7:30pm

 
 
Thu, May 25th - 10:00am
Mage's Magical Marine Marvels
Mage's Magical Marine Marvels

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Description: A fish themed fun and whimsical exhibit of 2-d and 3d work from James Mages. Exhibit runs from May 25 to July 19th. Reception is May 25 at 6pm at the gallery. Submitted by: Scott Beahm Shafer Art Gallery

Thu, May 25th - 10:00am

 
 
Thu, May 25th - 7:00pm
Kansas City Symphony Contributors’ Concerts
Kansas City Symphony Contributors’ Concerts

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Description: Michael Stern, conductor This special concert is presented to show the Kansas City Symphony’s deep appreciation for our volunteers and contributors who share in our success. This concert is by invitation only. Call the Symphony offices at (816) 471-1100 or visit kcsymphony.org to learn how to contribute. Submitted by: Beth Buchanan Kansas City Symphony

Thu, May 25th - 7:00pm

 
 
Thu, May 25th - 7:30pm
George Benson and Kenny G - The Breezin' & Breathless Tour
George Benson and Kenny G - The Breezin' & Breathless Tour

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Description: Classic rock standouts Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs will share the stage in Muriel Kauffman Theatre on Saturday, June 17. Tickets for the event range from $59 to $139, and go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. Friday, March 24. Tickets will be available through the Kauffman Center Box Office at (816) 994-7222, via the Kauffman Center mobile app, or online at www.kauffmancenter.org. Distinctive and soulful, Michael McDonald’s voice is one of the most yearningly emotive instruments of our times. From ‘70s-era Doobie Brothers classics such as “What A Fool Believes” and solo hits like “I Keep Forgettin’,” through two highly-acclaimed Motown albums, genre-busting guest spots and innovative concept shows, the five-time GRAMMY Award-winning McDonald is both timeless and ever-evolving. Boz Scaggs’ remarkable career dates back to the late 1960s, when he sang with the Steve Miller Band. Scaggs brought a characteristically deft touch as a singer to solo triumphs including such classic albums as Silk Degrees (1976) and Middle Man (1980), and late-period high points like Some Change (1994) and Dig (2001). His hits include “Lowdown” and “Lido Shuffle.” Scaggs’ most recent album, A Fool to Care, came out in 2015. This event is part of the 2016-17 Kauffman Center Presents series. Submitted by: Shelby Hennen Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Thu, May 25th - 7:30pm

 
 
 
 
Sun, May 28th - 8:00am
Kansas City Symphony’s Bank of America Celebration at the Station (Rain or shine)
Kansas City Symphony’s Bank of America Celebration at the Station (Rain or shine)

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Description: Michael Stern, conductor The Kansas City Symphony’s 15th annual patriotic concert event is the largest FREE Memorial Day weekend festival in the Midwest. From a moving Symphony concert to the city’s grandest fireworks display, nothing celebrates our military and veterans quite like Bank of America Celebration at the Station. Make it an all-day family affair with pre-concert musical acts, food trucks, the Lee Jeans Family Zone plus activities inside Union Station and the National World War I Museum and Memorial. At dusk, swell with pride as your Symphony builds to a grand finale featuring Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” with live cannons and “The Stars and Stripes Forever.” Blankets and lawn chairs welcome. The event site opens at 3 p.m. Additional support provided by KCPT Channel 19 and Fox 4. Visit kcsymphony.org for event details and parking information. Submitted by: Beth Buchanan Kansas City Symphony

Sun, May 28th - 8:00am

 
 
Sun, May 28th - 2:00pm
Chautauqua Hills Blues Festival
Chautauqua Hills Blues Festival

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Description: 2 day event on Memorial Day weekend, Saturday May 27th Acoustic Blues and Bluegrass 6p - 11p, Sunday electric blues on an outdoor stage and 100+ acres May 28th 2 - midnight. Headliners include 80 Proof Engine, Brody Buster, Danielle Nicole Schnebelen, Brandon Santini, Victor Wainwright Submitted by: Greg Wilkinson Chautauqua Hills Festivals

Sun, May 28th - 2:00pm

 
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Tue, May 30th - 6:30pm
Religion of Origin Healing
Religion of Origin Healing

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Description: Get triggered when you hear the word God, Jesus, or other religious terms? Regardless of what religion you may have come out from, peace is possible. Experience a safe, healing space to compassionately explore your religion of origin beliefs, make peace with your spiritual journey, and consciously activate your current spiritual practice. Free class on May 30! Submitted by: Cheri Jamison Unity Temple on the Plaza

Tue, May 30th - 6:30pm

 
 
 
 
 
 

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