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August 2017

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Thu, August 3rd - 11:00am
Heartland Chamber Music live
Heartland Chamber Music live

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The Festival Scholars and the Camerata Chamber Orchestra of the Heartland Chamber Music program perform.
https://heartlandchambermusic.wildapricot.org/

Thu, August 3rd - 11:00am

 
 
Fri, August 4th - 4:00pm
Kerry Smith – “Off the Record” | Contemporary Gouache & Oil Stick Paintings
Kerry Smith – “Off the Record” | Contemporary Gouache & Oil Stick Paintings

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Description: Kerry Smith – “Off the Record” Contemporary Gouache & Oil Stick Paintings + New Prints & Editions and Ceramics August 4 – August 27 , 2017 Opening Reception August 4, 6-9pm Collectors Reception August 4, 4-6pm R.S.V.P. 2011 Baltimore Ave, Kansas City, MO 64108 This exhibition is curated by Cerbera Gallery. In the front of the gallery “Off the Record“ by Kerry Smith features contemporary Gouache & Oil Stick Paintings with a Rock ‘n’ Roll attitude. Off The Record is a series of record album art. It combines Smith’s love for album art, graphic design and fine art. The series was inspired by Beck’s 2015 Grammy award for best album. This will be Kerry Smith’s first Solo Exhibition in Kansas City. His work can be found in private and public collection as well as museums around the country and his latest Off the Records series has drawn nationwide attention. Smith is especially proud to have work installed at the Wilco Loft in Chicago, IL. The artist will be attending the opening reception, so make sure you will join us on First Friday, August 4th between 4-9pm at Cerbera Gallery in the Crossroads, KCMO. Ceramic works on display include new First Friday arrivals by Mitchell Spain, Daniela Abel, Steven Young Lee and Melanie Sherman. Arrived just in time for our new Salon are works by painters Hans Habeger and Keith Young, works on paper by Ron English, Jean Tinguely, Hans Hartung and Tamara Walker, ceramic works by Yoonjee Kwak, Rain Harris, Joanna Powell as well as a large selection of jewelry by artists such as Cydney Ross, Sam McPherson, Angelica Sandoval, House of DeBoer, Carly Slade, Jen Watson and Jen Wilkenson. 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. As usual on #First Friday 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, August 4th - 4:00pm

 
 
Fri, August 4th - 6:30pm
The African Children's Choir
The African Children's Choir

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Description: The African Children's Choir melts the hearts of audiences with their charming smiles, beautiful voices and lively African songs and dances. The program features well-loved children's songs, traditional Spirituals and Gospel favorites. Concerts are free and open to all. A free-will offering is taken at the performance to support African Children's Choir programs, such as education, care and relief and development programs. Submitted by: Lydia Sherwood Music for Life

Fri, August 4th - 6:30pm

 
 
 
Sun, August 6th - 2:00pm
The Total Solar Eclipse
The Total Solar Eclipse

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Description: The last time North Americans were able to witness a total solar eclipse was in 1979. Karen Camarda, Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Washburn University, discusses the upcoming rare event, which occurs on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. Submitted by: Cindy McGuire Leavenworth Public Library

Sun, August 6th - 2:00pm

 
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Wed, August 9th - 7:00pm
AUMI Sensory Garden Concert
AUMI Sensory Garden Concert

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Wed, August 9th - 7:00pm

 
 
Thu, August 10th - 11:00am
Lawrence Opera Theatre Live
Lawrence Opera Theatre Live

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Artistic director Hugo Vera and soloists preview the LOT season taking place Aug. 11-20.

http://www.theatrelawrence.com/News/LOT_2016.html

Thu, August 10th - 11:00am

 
 
Fri, August 11th - 6:30pm
Glenn Zweygardt Sculpture Exhibition Opening Reception
Glenn Zweygardt Sculpture Exhibition Opening Reception

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Description: For more than 40 years, Glenn has been an active sculptor and educator. With more than 50 solo exhibitions and multiple purchase awards to his name, he shows works both nationally and internationally. In 2007 he retired from his position as the Professor of Sculpture at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University and was named Professor Emeritus. Zweygardt continues to sculpt, now as a full-time artist out of his studio in Alfred Station, N.Y. His creations of steel, ductile iron, stainless steel, cast glass, cast bronze and aluminum are often combined with stone from around the world. His sculptures range from monumental outdoor works to small, intimate pieces. Shafer Gallery Director Dave Barnes said he is excited for the opportunity to showcase the native Kansan’s work. "The thing is, Zweygardt’s art seems so simple at first, almost childlike,” Barnes said. “Upon reflection, there is a wonderful surreal tension between Zweygardt’s seemingly spontaneous, sometimes ephemeral, forms and his use of memorialized materials such as bronze and stone. It is a pleasure to experience such confident conception and execution knowing the career-long struggle it represents. We are pleased to have work of such merit and sophistication in the Shafer Gallery and grateful that Ron Micheals and the Sandzen Gallery in Lindsborg invited us to help share it with the folks of central Kansas.” Exhibition runs from August 11 to September 15. Gallery hours are 10 to 5 pm, M-Sat. Submitted by: Scott Beahm Shafer Art Gallery

Fri, August 11th - 6:30pm

 
 
Fri, August 11th - 7:30pm
Great Plains Theatre: Ragtime
Great Plains Theatre: Ragtime

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Description: As the 20th century dawns, the separate worlds of New York City begin to blur together to tell their stories. Ragtime shines a light of the disparate lives of Harlem musicians, Upper-Middle Class families, and Immigrants, all while weaving their tales together in brilliant musical style. Submitted by: Kim McDowell Great Plains Theatre

Fri, August 11th - 7:30pm

 
 
Sat, August 12th - 7:30pm
Great Plains Theatre: Ragtime
Great Plains Theatre: Ragtime

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Description: As the 20th century dawns, the separate worlds of New York City begin to blur together to tell their stories. Ragtime shines a light of the disparate lives of Harlem musicians, Upper-Middle Class families, and Immigrants, all while weaving their tales together in brilliant musical style. Submitted by: Kim McDowell Great Plains Theatre

Sat, August 12th - 7:30pm

 
 
Sat, August 12th - 7:30pm
Herbie Hancock
Herbie Hancock

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Description: Kauffman Center and Mammoth Live Present Herbie Hancock Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 7:30 PM Muriel Kauffman Theatre | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts Groundbreaking jazz performer Herbie Hancock will perform with his band in Muriel Kauffman Theatre on Saturday, August 12. Hancock has been at the forefront of jazz innovation for six decades, blending electric jazz with funk, rock and dance sounds. Tickets for the event range from $45 to $150 plus fees, and go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 21. The concert will be co-presented by Mammoth Productions. 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. Now in the sixth decade of his professional life, Herbie Hancock remains where he has always been: at the forefront of world culture, technology, business and music. As a member of the Miles Davis Quintet that pioneered a groundbreaking sound in jazz, Hancock also developed new approaches on his own recordings. His work in the 1970s – with record-breaking albums such as Headhunters – combined electric jazz with funk and rock in an innovative style that continues to influence contemporary music. Rockit and Future Shock marked Hancock's foray into electronic dance sounds; during the same period he also continued to work in an acoustic setting with V.S.O.P., which included ex-Miles Davis bandmates Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter and Tony Williams. In honor of his work, Hancock was awarded the GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award in February 2016. Band lineup: Herbie Hancock - piano/keyboards Vinnie Colaiuta - drums James Genus - bass Lionel Loueke - guitar Terrace Martin - keyboards/saxophone This event is part of the 2017-18 Kauffman Center Presents series. More information and tickets: http://tickets.kauffmancenter.org/single/eventDetail.aspx?p=12407 Submitted by: Shelby Hennen Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Sat, August 12th - 7:30pm

 
 
Sun, August 13th - 2:00pm
Great Plains Theatre: Ragtime
Great Plains Theatre: Ragtime

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Description: As the 20th century dawns, the separate worlds of New York City begin to blur together to tell their stories. Ragtime shines a light of the disparate lives of Harlem musicians, Upper-Middle Class families, and Immigrants, all while weaving their tales together in brilliant musical style. Submitted by: Kim McDowell Great Plains Theatre

Sun, August 13th - 2:00pm

 
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Mon, August 14th - 5:30pm
Good for the Brain, Good for the Heart: Healthy Choices to Prevent Alzheimer’s
Good for the Brain, Good for the Heart: Healthy Choices to Prevent Alzheimer’s

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Description: Cardio Wellness Center Healthy Happy Hour Speakers Richard Isaacson, MD “How to Keep Your Brain Healthy and Reduce Your Risk for Alzheimer’s” Director, Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic Weill Cornell Medicine & New York- Presbyterian Hospital Becky Captain, RN, MSN, BC, CLS, FNP-C “Statins and Your Brain” Director, Saint Luke’s Charles & Barbara Duboc Cardio Health & Wellness Center James H O’Keefe, MD “Natural Strategies for a Sharp Youthful Mind – No Matter Your Age” Medical Director, Saint Luke’s Charles & Barbara Duboc Cardio Health & Wellness Center Registration by phone- 816-932-5100 or email at https://www.saintlukeskc.org/hhh Free to the Public Submitted by: Lori J Wilson Charles & Barbara Duboc Cardio Health & Wellness Center

Mon, August 14th - 5:30pm

 
 
Tue, August 15th - 2:00pm
Great Plains Theatre: Ragtime
Great Plains Theatre: Ragtime

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Description: As the 20th century dawns, the separate worlds of New York City begin to blur together to tell their stories. Ragtime shines a light of the disparate lives of Harlem musicians, Upper-Middle Class families, and Immigrants, all while weaving their tales together in brilliant musical style. Submitted by: Kim McDowell Great Plains Theatre

Tue, August 15th - 2:00pm

 
 
Wed, August 16th - 2:00pm
Great Plains Theatre: Ragtime
Great Plains Theatre: Ragtime

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Description: As the 20th century dawns, the separate worlds of New York City begin to blur together to tell their stories. Ragtime shines a light of the disparate lives of Harlem musicians, Upper-Middle Class families, and Immigrants, all while weaving their tales together in brilliant musical style. Submitted by: Kim McDowell Great Plains Theatre

Wed, August 16th - 2:00pm

 
 
Thu, August 17th - 7:30pm
Great Plains Theatre: Ragtime
Great Plains Theatre: Ragtime

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Description: As the 20th century dawns, the separate worlds of New York City begin to blur together to tell their stories. Ragtime shines a light of the disparate lives of Harlem musicians, Upper-Middle Class families, and Immigrants, all while weaving their tales together in brilliant musical style. Submitted by: Kim McDowell Great Plains Theatre

Thu, August 17th - 7:30pm

 
 
Fri, August 18th - 7:30pm
Great Plains Theatre: Ragtime
Great Plains Theatre: Ragtime

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Description: As the 20th century dawns, the separate worlds of New York City begin to blur together to tell their stories. Ragtime shines a light of the disparate lives of Harlem musicians, Upper-Middle Class families, and Immigrants, all while weaving their tales together in brilliant musical style. Submitted by: Kim McDowell Great Plains Theatre

Fri, August 18th - 7:30pm

 
 
Sat, August 19th - 8:00am
Civil War on the Western Frontier: Events at the Watkins
Civil War on the Western Frontier: Events at the Watkins

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Description: As part of Civil War on the Western Frontier, the Watkins offers an exciting day of bus and walking tours, living history presentations, Civil War-era folk music, kids’ programming, and a keynote address by Robert K. Sutton, former Chief Historian of the National Park Service. For scheduling and tickets visit http://watkinsmuseum.org/cwwf.php. Submitted by: Will Hickox Watkins Museum of History

Sat, August 19th - 8:00am

 
 
Sat, August 19th - 9:00am
FREE CANCER SCREENING AUG 19
FREE CANCER SCREENING AUG 19

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Description: Local Masons will host a free cancer screening on Saturday, August 19. Held from 9am-12pm at Masonic Lodge No. 66, 118 N. 3rd Street in Burlington, it is free and open to the public. Physicians from KU Med Center and local dentist, Dr. James McMurray, will join Midwest Cancer Alliance and Lodge No. 66 to provide free skin, prostate and oral cancer screenings and colon cancer home kits. Open to the public, the screenings are among 28 the Kansas Masonic Foundation will host in 2017. For more information call 620-364-5845. Submitted by: Laura Long Midwest Cancer Alliance/KU Cancer Center

Sat, August 19th - 9:00am

 
 
Sat, August 19th - 11:00am
13th Annual SonShine Carnival
13th Annual SonShine Carnival

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Description:

13th Annual SonShine Carnival - lots of fun, food and games for kids from 1 to 101. There is a Silent Auction with terrific items at great prices. We even have a FREE water slide - so bring a towel. You will not want to miss it, and neither will your friends, coworkers and family, be sure to invite them.

Admission is free and several games and events are free. If you register, you will receive $1.00 in tickets good for games or food. Some games cost $.25 to $.75 everyone gets prizes (larger prize if a winner).

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David Deck
CrossRoads Wesleyan Church

Sat, August 19th - 11:00am

 
 
Sat, August 19th - 1:00pm
School of the Soldier; Civil War Kids' Activities
School of the Soldier; Civil War Kids' Activities

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Description: Our unique and popular Civil War program for kids returns as part of Civil War on the Western Frontier! This year's School of the Soldier is expanded to 90 minutes of fun and educational activities in which kids age 7-12 will get to experience Civil War soldier life. During the Civil War, recruits did a training program called the School of the Soldier. On Saturday, August 19, kids can take part in an enlistment ceremony, learn how to march, and go on a scouting mission with their adults around the museum. There will be plenty of fun, souvenirs, and photo ops, all for a low registration fee of $5 per child. Registration is limited to 20 kids, so registering in advance is recommended. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Register by calling the Watkins at 785-841-4109 or by visiting www.watkinsmuseum.org/cwwf.php Submitted by: Will Hickox Watkins Museum of History

Sat, August 19th - 1:00pm

 
 
Sat, August 19th - 3:00pm
Underground Railroad Bus Tour
Underground Railroad Bus Tour

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Description: Part of Civil War on the Western Frontier, a day of exciting events at the Watkins Museum of History. This tour runs from 3-4:30 PM.Tour guide Judy Sweets takes us to two of the last remaining Underground Railroad-associated structures in Lawrence, the Grover Barn and the Miller House. The tour will also include a stop at a colorful mural by local artists depicting an event in which a local family sheltered an escaped slave girl while slave catchers hunted for her. In between you will hear other stories of the Underground Railroad. Tickets are $25 and going fast! Visit www.watkinsmuseum.org/cwwf.php or call 785-841-4109 for tickets and full Civil War on the Western Frontier scheduling. Submitted by: Will Hickox Watkins Museum of History

Sat, August 19th - 3:00pm

 
 
Sat, August 19th - 7:30pm
Great Plains Theatre: Ragtime
Great Plains Theatre: Ragtime

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Description: As the 20th century dawns, the separate worlds of New York City begin to blur together to tell their stories. Ragtime shines a light of the disparate lives of Harlem musicians, Upper-Middle Class families, and Immigrants, all while weaving their tales together in brilliant musical style. Submitted by: Kim McDowell Great Plains Theatre

Sat, August 19th - 7:30pm

 
 
Sun, August 20th - 7:30am
Velas Women's Day Ride
Velas Women's Day Ride

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Description: Velas is a Lawrence-based group dedicated to creating awareness and support for women within the community through cycling, regardless of ability or experience. We are hosting a women’s day bike ride on August 20, 2017; ride begins at 7:30 a.m., three routes beginning and ending at Broken Arrow Park in Lawrence. All proceeds go to benefit A Hundred Good Women, The Willow, and The Care Center. We’re not a team or a collective of elite athletes. We are a sisterhood of cyclists dedicated to sharing our love of riding its women of all ages and abilities. We’re here to illuminate the joy of cycling and nurture participation through friendship, mutual support and simply being together–on and off the bike. Register at www.wearevelas.com, cost is $25. Submitted by: Monica Farrell Velas

Sun, August 20th - 7:30am

 
 
Sun, August 20th - 2:00pm
Great Plains Theatre: Ragtime
Great Plains Theatre: Ragtime

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Description: As the 20th century dawns, the separate worlds of New York City begin to blur together to tell their stories. Ragtime shines a light of the disparate lives of Harlem musicians, Upper-Middle Class families, and Immigrants, all while weaving their tales together in brilliant musical style. Submitted by: Kim McDowell Great Plains Theatre

Sun, August 20th - 2:00pm

 
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Fri, August 25th - 5:30pm
FREE CANCER SCREENING AUG 25
FREE CANCER SCREENING AUG 25

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Description: Local Masons will host a free cancer screening Friday, August 25, during the Wellsville Car Show. Held from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Family Life Chiropractic on 430 Main Street, it is free and open to the public. Physicians from KU Med Center will join Midwest Cancer Alliance, Diagnostic Imaging Centers and Masonic Lodge No. 65 to provide free skin and prostate cancer screenings and colon cancer home kits. Women who qualify may also receive a mammogram at no cost. The free screening is among the 28 hosted by the Kansas Masonic Foundation this year. For details call 913-207-6379. Submitted by: Laura Long KU Cancer Center/Kansas Masonic Foundation

Fri, August 25th - 5:30pm

 
 
Sat, August 26th - 5:00pm
Truckin’ It In the Park – A Leawood Food Truck
Truckin’ It In the Park – A Leawood Food Truck

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Description: The Leawood Parks and Recreation Department is hosting the 3rd Annual Truckin’ It in the Park, a food truck festival, on Saturday August 26, 2017. The event will be held in Leawood City Park at 10601 Lee Boulevard beginning at 5:00 p.m. Admission is free. Food and drink pricing may vary depending on the vendor. The event will feature food trucks of various cuisines from the Kansas City area. Gordon Biersch will have a beverage tent with adult beverages, soda, and water. Consumers must present valid ID to purchase adult beverages. Performing on stage at 5:30 p. m. will be Flashback, self-described as “Kansas City’s best party band”. This ensemble band covers Motown, disco & funk, party dance music, as well as some rhythm & blues. The event is open to all ages. Dogs are allowed on a leash. Attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket and/or lawn chair to enjoy the live music. Attendees may not bring their own coolers or beverages into the event. Alcohol is only permitted in the event area. Parking is available in Leawood City Park. More information about the event can be found online at https://www.leawood.org/parks/fallfestival.aspx Submitted by: Jacinta Tolinos Leawood Parks & Recreation

Sat, August 26th - 5:00pm

 
 
Sat, August 26th - 7:00pm
Don Wagner & Others Concert
Don Wagner & Others Concert

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Description: We are resuming our Bonebrake series of concerts with Don Wagner. Don plays bluegrass, folk and country music. Don hails from Bennington, and you may have seen him at the Smoky Hill River Festival this summer, or at the Heart Of Dixie in Salina recently. We're excited to feature local talent on our GPT stage! Don will also be bringing some friends to entertain you as well! Tickets: Table for 4 - $80, General Admission - $15 Submitted by: Kim McDowell Great Plains Theatre

Sat, August 26th - 7:00pm

 
 
Sat, August 26th - 8:00pm
Depot Diner Public Ghost Hunt
Depot Diner Public Ghost Hunt

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Description: Depot Diner Ghost Hunts-Ghost Tours of Kansas and Depot Diner, 781 Shawnee Street have joined forces to offer a Public Ghost Hunt! , Kansas Paranormal Investigators will be the host investigative team for the August 26th evening and will include an informative and intriguing presentation from 8-9PM. Following; from 9-11:30 will be the ghost hunt. 11:00-12 Midnight will be a group channelling session with Vicky Millard. Cost for the event is 25.00 per person. Tickets must be purchased in advance at www.ghosttoursofkansas.com. Bring your ghost hunting equipment. Mag lights have been very successful communicating with spirits along with k-2's and camera's of course. Purchase tickets at www.ghosttoursofkansas.com 785-851-0856 ghosttoursofkansas@gmail.com Submitted by: Ghost Tours of Kansas Ghost Tours of Kansas

Sat, August 26th - 8:00pm

 
 
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