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August 2022

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Tue, August 2nd - 7:00pm
Double Book Launch with Local Authors Sarah Henning & Natalie C. Parker
Double Book Launch with Local Authors Sarah Henning & Natalie C. Parker

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Description: *This event is free and open to the public. Attendance at in-person Raven events requires face masks and proof of vaccination against Covid-19.* There’s not much better in this world than a double rainbow. That is…except for a double book launch! And here’s some good news! We’ve got one of those coming up. Head over to the Raven on August 2 at 7 p.m. to enjoy the sparkling iridescence of two brand new book covers from local authors—"The King Will Kill You" by Sarah Henning and "The Devouring Wolf" by Natalie C. Parker! Henning and Parker will be in conversation with one another about their writing for young readers, while we celebrate getting to dive into their new titles. "The King Will Kill You" is the final installment in Henning’s YA fantasy trilogy, Kingdoms of Sand and Sky. "The Devouring Wolf" is Parker’s middle grade fantasy debut. Learn more about the event and pre-order the books here!: https://www.ravenbookstore.com/event/double-book-launch-sarah-henning-na... Submitted by: Wulfe Wulfemeyer Raven Book Store

Tue, August 2nd - 7:00pm

 
 
Wed, August 3rd - 7:00pm
An Evening with Oscar Hokeah, Debut Author of "Calling for a Blanket Dance"
An Evening with Oscar Hokeah, Debut Author of "Calling for a Blanket Dance"

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Description: Reading and Book Signing *This event is free and open to the public. Attendance at in-person Raven events requires face masks and proof of vaccination against Covid-19.* On August 3 at 7 p.m., the Raven will welcome regionalist Native American author Oscar Hokeah for a reading and book signing of his debut novel, Calling for a Blanket Dance. After the reading, the audience will have a chance to talk to Hokeah about what it means to be a regionalist writer, how he set about composing his multigenerational tour-de-force, and what goes into translating his lived experiences of culture in Tahlequah and Lawton, Oklahoma to the page. Learn more about the event and order the book here!: https://www.ravenbookstore.com/event/evening-oscar-hokeah-debut-author-c... Submitted by: Wulfe Wulfemeyer Raven Book Store

Wed, August 3rd - 7:00pm

 
 
 
Fri, August 5th - 7:00pm
Downtown Topeka Walking Ghost Tour
Downtown Topeka Walking Ghost Tour

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Description: Downtown Topeka Walking Ghost Tour Step back in time as we tour the historic and very haunted Downtown Topeka area. Ghost Tours of Kansas has investigated most locations on the South Kansas Avenue block and confirmed hauntings. Highlights include Shadow Man in Jayhawk Tower Alley, the ornery gentleman at former Quiznos, the highly spirited former psychic's shop and many more. Of course the Capitol Building has a number of deaths and freak accidents attached to its existence. Walking tours are approximately 1 hour 15 minutes and 1 mile long. Businesses are accessible to go inside during their regular business hours. After 5pm most businesses are closed. Many interesting photos have been captured during this tour so bring your camera's and recorders. The tour meets in front of 733 S. kansas Avenue, Topeka. Tours last approximately 1 hour 15 minutes and cost 12.00 per person. Downtown Topeka Walking Ghost Tour 2022 Don’t see the date you want? Schedule your own private walking tour Submitted by: Cathy Ramirez Ghost Tours of Kansas

Fri, August 5th - 7:00pm

 
 
Fri, August 5th - 8:00pm
Jason Boland & The Stragglers at The Cotillion
Jason Boland & The Stragglers at The Cotillion

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Description: JASON BOLAND & THE STRAGGLERS Concessions and full bars open! Also featuring local favorites Nancy's A-Maize-N Sandwich Booth. All Ages Support acts subject to change Text COUNTRY to 49798 for concert updates. A limited number of table reservations are available by calling 316-722-4201 or in person at The Cotillion. Coat check is open during events to check your coats, hats, merch and more. Coat check is located next to merch by the front doors. All sales are final. No exchanges or refunds unless a show is cancelled or postponed. COVID-19 Show Policy: There are no restrictions on this show but we encourage face masks when you can not social distance and ask that you stay home if you are feeling sick or have been exposed recently to someone with COVID-19. Submitted by: Box Office The Cotillion

Fri, August 5th - 8:00pm

 
 
 
Sun, August 7th - 3:00pm
KC Current Watch Party
KC Current Watch Party

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Description: Cheer on our team, win KC Current Swag and other prizes while enjoying drink and food specials. ⁣ Join us on Sunday, August 7th at Chicken N Pickle North for the best way to watch women's soccer. Watch Parties are family-friendly! RSVP in advance or at the door.⁣-⁣⁣ Raffles and Prizes⁣- KC Current Swag ⁣- Drink Specials⁣- Food Specials⁣⁣⁣⁣RSVP Includes- Raffle ticket entry ⁣- Priority Seating to watch the KC Current game⁣- Access to exclusive food & drink specials ⁣⁣⁣Timeline for the Day⁣⁣⁣- 3:00pm - Check-in at ⁣⁣⁣⁣Chicken N Pickle North- 4:00 pm - Game begins ⁣⁣⁣⁣- 5:00 pm - Half Time Raffle⁣- 6:00 pm - End of Game Raffle ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣See more at https://kccrew.com/event/kc-current/#watchparties Submitted by: Katy Wade KC Crew

Sun, August 7th - 3:00pm

 
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Tue, August 9th - 8:00pm
BONNIE RAITT 'Just like that....' TOUR 2022 With MAVIS STAPLES TUESDAY, AUGUST 9 @ 8:00PM at the Stiefel Theatre, Salina, KS
BONNIE RAITT 'Just like that....' TOUR 2022 With MAVIS STAPLES TUESDAY, AUGUST 9 @ 8:00PM at the Stiefel Theatre, Salina, KS

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Description: Tickets on sale NOW to see BONNIE RAITT with MAVIS STAPLES on TUESDAY, AUGUST 9 @ 8:00PM at the Stiefel Theatre, Salina, KS. Bonnie Raitt will return to the live stage with Just Like That… a national tour in 2022 launching in April and running through November which includes music from her forthcoming, long-awaited studio album, ‘Just Like That....Special guest for this round of shows is Mavis Staples. Tickets start at $97 and are available at our box office at stiefeltheatre.org or by calling 785-827-1998. Submitted by: Valerie Johnson Stiefel Theatre

Tue, August 9th - 8:00pm

 
 
Wed, August 10th - 5:30pm
Networking for Young Professionals
Networking for Young Professionals

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Description: This month's happy hour will be at Buffalo State Pizza Co. & Bar - Crossroads which features an earthy aesthetic with several specialty cocktails and beers and an overall fun atmosphere. ⁣ Details ⁣ - When: Wednesday, August 10th - 5:30pm - check-in opens - 6:15pm networking starts - 7:30pm event ends⁣ - Location: Buffalo State Pizza Co. & Bar - Crossroads (1815 Wyandotte St, Kansas City) Join us for drinks, lite bites, and networking at KC's newest bar⁣ Invite Your Friends More info here: https://kccrew.com/event/crewcommunity Brought to you by Fortiviti ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣Fortiviti is an outsourced accounting back office with Payroll, HR, and CFO Services. They assist small to mid-sized companies across the country, but their office is in Olathe, KS, and they service many local KC companies.⁣ Learn more: https://www.fortiviti.com/ Sign up here: https://www.facebook.com/events/466561395223224/ Submitted by: Katy Wade KC Crew

Wed, August 10th - 5:30pm

 
 
 
Fri, August 12th - 6:00pm
Cornhole Tournament - Doubles | Hy-Vee Arena
Cornhole Tournament - Doubles | Hy-Vee Arena

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Description: Grab your partner and join us for our next tournament at Hy-Vee Arena ⁣How It Works:⁣ - Find your teammate⁣ - Sign up - $50 per team ($25 per person)⁣ - Boards at 27 feet⁣ - Each team is guaranteed 4 games in pool play.⁣ - Teams are split into Rec and Competitive divisions based on pool play⁣ - All teams will make the tournament, double elimination.⁣   Registration ends Friday, August 12th at noon! ⁣ DIVISION FORMAT⁣ -All teams will be in one group and play 4 round-robin games. ⁣ -Based on the results, the group will be split into competitive division and a rec division. ⁣ -The competitive division will have a larger payout so make sure not to sandbag it!⁣ ⁣ PAYOUT STRUCTURE⁣ -60% of total pot is paid out⁣ -Social 1st place = $150, Social 2nd place = $100,⁣ Social 3rd place = $50 ⁣ -Of the remaining pot, 60% is paid out to Comp 1st place, 30% is paid out to Comp 2nd place and 10% is paid out to Comp 3rd place⁣ ⁣ PARTNERS⁣ Thanks to our friends at Renewal By Anderson for being the presenting sponsor of the KC Cornhole Series. Get a free estimate for quality windows and doors here: https://www.rbakc.com/ Thanks to our friends at T-Mobile for sponsoring the KC Cornhole Series. Find more at https://www.t-mobile.com/ Sign up here: https://www.facebook.com/events/333860068797480 https://cli.re/20355-cornhole-tournament---doubles--hy-vee-arena Submitted by: Katy Wade KC Crew

Fri, August 12th - 6:00pm

 
 
Fri, August 12th - 7:00pm
Ghost Tours of Kansas North Topeka Walking Ghost Tour
Ghost Tours of Kansas North Topeka Walking Ghost Tour

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Description: North Topeka Walking Ghost tour. Rough and Rowdy best describes this ghost tour! - This mile long walking tour highlights North Kansas Avenue, once considered the party block for well over a hundred years. - The North Topeka Walking Tour provides a colorful look at the shenanigans that played out over the years by some not so savory characters. - Overland Station, Serendipity, Brads Corner Cafe and many other locations presented. Learn the history and haunts of North Topeka. - Walking tours depart the front of Brad's corner cafe, 844 North Kansas Avenue. Cost is 12.00 per person Submitted by: Cathy Ramirez Ghost Tours of Kansas

Fri, August 12th - 7:00pm

 
 
Sat, August 13th - 9:00am
Bike with the Dr
Bike with the Dr

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Description: Grab your helmet, hit the pavement and explore KC with Dr. Brad Dyer! Cycling can support mental well-being, strengthen your immune system, and even help you maintain a healthy weight. This casual 10-mile ride will begin and end at the Embassy Suites by Hilton KCI Airport (7640 NW Tiffany Springs Pkwy, KCMO 64153). This community bike ride is open to all ages and is a "no cyclist left behind" ride. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and bring plenty of water. For more information, please visit: https://cli.re/19920-bike-with-the-dr Submitted by: Brad Dyer Premier Integrative Health

Sat, August 13th - 9:00am

 
 
Sat, August 13th - 10:00am
Meet KC's Darnell Sweeney
Meet KC's Darnell Sweeney

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Description: Come on out to the NFM Event Center to meet the Kansas City Monarch’s very own Darnell Sweeney! Bring your bats, baseballs or gloves and get them autographed Submitted by: Jackie Chavez Nebraska Furniture Mart - KC

Sat, August 13th - 10:00am

 
 
Sat, August 13th - 10:00am
August Market Days
August Market Days

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Description: Stop by to support local vendors offering unique gifts, one-of-a-kind items, and more! Submitted by: Jackie Chavez Nebraska Furniture Mart - KC

Sat, August 13th - 10:00am

 
 
Sat, August 13th - 6:00pm
KC Summer Concert Series: Tate Stevens
KC Summer Concert Series: Tate Stevens

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Description: There’s nothing better than a summer concert so NFM is cranking it up to 11 and bringing the concert experience to the comfort of your car. So put it in “Park” and rock out to a live performance from Tate Stevens! Join us in the parking lot north of the Pavilion. Submitted by: Jackie Chavez Nebraska Furniture Mart - KC

Sat, August 13th - 6:00pm

 
 
Sun, August 14th - 7:00pm
Pop Evil at The Cotillion
Pop Evil at The Cotillion

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Description: KICT Presents POP EVIL All previously purchased tickets will be valid for the new date and no action is needed. Concessions and full bars open! Also featuring local favorites Nancy's A-Maize-N Sandwich Booth. All Ages Support acts subject to change Text ROCK to 49798 for concert updates. A limited number of table reservations are available by calling 316-722-4201 or in person at The Cotillion. Coat check is open during events to check your coats, hats, merch and more. Coat check is located next to merch by the front doors. All sales are final. No exchanges or refunds unless a show is cancelled or postponed. COVID-19 Show Policy: There are no restrictions on this show but we encourage face masks when you can not social distance and ask that you stay home if you are feeling sick or have been exposed recently to someone with COVID-19. POP EVIL is the bridge between life-affirming hard rock hit-making and the burgeoning new frontier of genre-bending postmodern playlists. A crowd-pleasing band unafraid to embrace the heaviest and most melodic ends of the spectrum, with a seemingly endless stream of No. 1 hits veering between fist-pumping anthems and timeless power ballads. POP EVIL delivers their most ambitious rebirth yet with a jaw-dropping sixth album. “Let the Chaos Reign” and “Work” arrive as a twin assault of invigorating ready-made hits for 2020, from an album filled to the brim with a dozen tracks each worthy of a dedicated spotlight. “Let the Chaos Reign” is the heaviest single the band has ever dropped, a rousing fight song of self-determination and rising to meet any challenge with courage and strength. By contrast, “Work” puts its heavy guitars atop grooving rhythmic punch and EDM flourishes, as it champions the working-class heroes struggling to persevere across all industries today. “We won’t bore people with the same song over and over,” assures charismatic frontman and bandleader Leigh Kakaty, who co-founded the band in Michigan. “When you come to our live show, we feel like there should be an ebb and flow, peaks and valleys, that are similar to real life. Sometimes you’re up, sometimes you’re down. We like to take people on a journey when they listen to our music or come to see us live.” Pop Evil has been a staple at major festivals and in theaters and clubs for nearly two decades, despite the group’s relative youth. As they’ve ruled the roost with No. 1 Billboard Rock singles like “Trenches”, “Deal with the Devil”, “Torn to Pieces”, “Footsteps”, and “Waking Lions”, they’ve taken their inspired message to the people, on tours with modern rock titans and veteran acts alike. One listen to any of the songs from the impressive body of work laid down by the band on Lipstick on the Mirror (2008), War of Angels (2011), Onyx (2013), Up (2015), and the self-titled smash Pop Evil (2018) confirms exactly how Pop Evil built such a diverse fanbase. On their go-for-broke sixth album, the group doubles down on the yin-and-yang at the heart of their sound. There’s no other band that bounces between a song like “Waking Lions” and “A Crime to Remember” or “100 in a 55” so effectively and with such overwhelming success. Submitted by: Box Office The Cotillion

Sun, August 14th - 7:00pm

 
 
Sun, August 14th - 7:30pm
ROBERT EARL KEEN--Final Tour, I’m Comin’ Home: 41 Years on The Road--at the Stiefel Theatre on Sun., Aug. 14 @ 7:30PM
ROBERT EARL KEEN--Final Tour, I’m Comin’ Home: 41 Years on The Road--at the Stiefel Theatre on Sun., Aug. 14 @ 7:30PM

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Description: Tickets on sale now to see ROBERT EARL KEEN at the Stiefel Theater in Salina on Sun., Aug. 14 @ 7:30PM. The Road Goes on Forever…until it doesn’t. Legendary Texas songwriter and entertainer Robert Earl Keen wraps up 41 years on the road with his 2022 Final Tour, I’m Comin’ Home: 41 Years on The Road. Keen made the announcement in January 2022 with a personal video posted on his social media accounts. With a catalog of 21 albums, his band of stellar musicians, and many thousands of shows under his belt, POLLSTAR ranked Keen in its Top 20 Global Concert Tours in July 2021. Keen has blazed a peer, critic, and fan-lauded trail that's earned him living-legend status in the Americana music world. Get tickets online at: www.stiefeltheatre.org or by calling the Stiefel at 785-827-1998. The Stiefel box office is open for phone or walk-up sales M-F, noon-5pm. Tickets start at $59.50, plus fees. Submitted by: Valerie Johnson Stiefel Theatre

Sun, August 14th - 7:30pm

 
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Tue, August 16th - 6:00pm
Notes from the Nutritionist: Healthy Heart Talk
Notes from the Nutritionist: Healthy Heart Talk

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Description: There is a lot of misinformation out there about the perfect diet for cardiovascular health: low-fat, no red meat, vegetarian or vegan… the list goes on! Join us on August 16th at 6 pm as Brittany, our functional nutritionist, sets the heart record straight! She will explain which truly heart-healthy foods to incorporate into your diet and uncover the real perpetrators of cardiovascular disease. The truth is, the is no PERFECT diet but there are some foundational concepts that apply to everyone and often goes against conventional recommendations Submitted by: Brad Dyer Premier Integrative Health

Tue, August 16th - 6:00pm

 
 
Wed, August 17th - 6:30pm
Grass Volleyball Tournament Night
Grass Volleyball Tournament Night

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Description: Grab some friends and come on up to North Park for a grass volleyball tournament! ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣Have a full team? Awesome! Just make sure everyone has registered and paid individually before the event begins. ⁣⁣ No team? No problem. Show up and we will place you on a team with your new best friends. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣How the tournament will work:⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ - Mixed teams of 6 players⁣⁣⁣⁣ (no gender requirements)⁣ - Play 3-4 round robin games to 21 points followed by a single-elimination tournament⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣Registration ends Wednesday, August 17th at 6pm!⁣⁣ Sign up here: https://kccrew.com/event/volleyballtournament⁣ Looking for a league? https://kccrew.com/leagues Submitted by: Katy Wade KC Crew

Wed, August 17th - 6:30pm

 
 
Wed, August 17th - 7:00pm
Nature Walk with the Doc
Nature Walk with the Doc

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Description: Join Dr. Dyer for a nature walk at Shawnee Mission Park! This 2 mile walk will include some optional opportunities to get your heart rate up, as well as a group meditation. Be sure to bring plenty of water and sturdy shoes. Join us on this nature walk to get some steps, learn about health, and meet new friends while spending time in the great outdoors. Submitted by: Brad Dyer Premier Integrative Health

Wed, August 17th - 7:00pm

 
 
Thu, August 18th - 7:00pm
Salsa Dancing Lessons!
Salsa Dancing Lessons!

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Description: This pure beginners lesson is geared for folks who have never touched salsa dancing in their lives. We learn on our feet and start out immediately with learning/hearing the counting followed by basic step, right hand turn, side step, cumbia step, and cross body lead (male) steps. Partner work will be taught after the basic steps, but don’t worry if you’re attending alone! Absolutely no experience or partner is necessary to join in the fun of this salsa dancing lesson. Instructor Laura Ulrich brings a wealth of dancing experience to her fun, accessible classes. Tickets include three free wine samples. Price is per person. Come as early as 6:00 p.m. to enjoy wine before dancing! Happens on the following Dates: Aug 18, 2022, 7:00pm to 9:00pm Sep 15, 2022, 7:00pm to 9:00pm Oct 13, 2022, 7:00pm to 9:00pm Submitted by: Hannah Magee Weston Wine Company

Thu, August 18th - 7:00pm

 
 
Thu, August 18th - 7:30pm
AMOS LEE - LIVE @ the Stiefel Theatre with special guest Danielle Ponder Thurs., August 18 @ 7:30PM
AMOS LEE - LIVE @ the Stiefel Theatre with special guest Danielle Ponder Thurs., August 18 @ 7:30PM

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Description: Tickets on sale now to see AMOS LEE at the STIEFEL THEATRE in Salina on Thurs., Aug. 18 at 7:30 pm. With one foot in the real world and the other in a charmed dimension of his own making, Amos Lee creates the rare kind of music that’s emotionally raw yet touched with a certain magical quality. On his eighth album Dreamland, the Philadelphia-born singer/songwriter intimately documents his real-world struggles (alienation, anxiety, loneliness, despair), an outpouring born from deliberate and often painful self-examination. Get tickets online at: www.stiefeltheatre.org or by calling the Stiefel at 785-827-1998. The Stiefel box office is open for phone or walk-up sales M-F, noon-5pm. Tickets start at $48, plus fees. Submitted by: Valerie Johnson Stiefel Theatre

Thu, August 18th - 7:30pm

 
 
Fri, August 19th - 9:00pm
Structure & Story: The Miller House
Structure & Story: The Miller House

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Description: As 38 years of outstanding stewardship of this Lawrence landmark by Dennis and Judy Dailey come to a close, now is the perfect time for us to gather and deepen our understanding of the Miller House during the Underground Railroad, Quantrill's Raid, and ever since. During this outdoor event, Dennis Dailey and Embattled Lawrence book series editor Dennis Domer will share history and insights about this fascinating, significant urban farmstead. The program will feature a talk followed by a 30-45 minute outside walking tour of the Miller House grounds. Part of the Structure and Story series, a partnership between the Lawrence Preservation Alliance and the Watkins Museum of History. LPA and Watkins Museum members qualify for the members ticket rate. Parking will be available in the lot between the Haskell Avenue strip mall and the Miller House. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Part of Civil War on the Border, Douglas County's largest annual history festival! Get your tickets here: www.eventbrite.com/e/structure-and-story-the-robert-h-miller-house-ticke... Submitted by: Will Haynes Watkins Museum of History

Fri, August 19th - 9:00pm

 
 
Sat, August 20th - 7:30pm
Lawrence Contra Dance
Lawrence Contra Dance

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Description: Contra dances are fun and beginner friendly! It is also known as Barn Dancing and features live music. There is no need to bring a partner and no experience is necessary. Beginners’ lessons are given prior to the dance, and each dance is taught and prompted by a caller. This month our caller will be Lisa Harris and we will be dancing to the music of Boys of the Prairie. Come experience our open, welcome environment and have fun contra dancing! Check our website www.lawrencebarndance.org or Facebook page for upcoming events and Covid 19 protocol. Sponsored by Beautiful Music beautifulmusicvionlinshop.com Submitted by: Sandy Seiler Lawrence Barn Dance Association

Sat, August 20th - 7:30pm

 
 
Sun, August 21st - 7:00pm
Kauffman Center Presents Happy Together Tour 2022
Kauffman Center Presents Happy Together Tour 2022

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Description: The Happy Together Tour 2022 takes the stage at the Kauffman Center to perform the greatest pop rock hits from the ‘60s and ‘70s. The touring sensation that has crisscrossed the nation delighting audiences for over a decade returns this summer with a show full of chart-topping hits from an undeniable 61 Billboard Top 40 smashes. The show features music legends The Turtles, Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, The Association, The Vogues and The Cowsills. Don’t miss out on this show jam-packed with talent. Kauffman Center Presents is made possible by the John N. and Marilyn P. McConnell Foundation. Tickets: https://tickets.kauffmancenter.org/happy-together Submitted by: Tim Hawks Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Sun, August 21st - 7:00pm

 
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Tue, August 23rd - 7:00pm
Book Launch featuring Izzy Wasserstein, author of "All the Hometowns You Can't Stay Away From"
Book Launch featuring Izzy Wasserstein, author of "All the Hometowns You Can't Stay Away From"

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Description: Book Launch at The Raven! *This event is free and open to the public. Attendance at in-person Raven events requires face masks and proof of vaccination against Covid-19.* Local poet and fiction writer Izzy Wasserstein will launch her debut collection of science fiction short stories—"All the Hometowns You Can't Stay Away From"—at the Raven Book Store with a live, in-person reading and book signing on August 23 at 7 p.m. Join us as we savor Wasserstein’s delightfully strange and apocalyptic tales of queerness, grief, survival, and much more. We’re delighted to host Wasserstein, a Raven regular, as her first book of fiction prepares to take flight in the world! Submitted by: Wulfe Wulfemeyer Raven Book Store

Tue, August 23rd - 7:00pm

 
 
Wed, August 24th - 8:00pm
Sean Kingston - The Road to Deliverance Tour at The Cotillion
Sean Kingston - The Road to Deliverance Tour at The Cotillion

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Description: SEAN KINGSTON - The Road To Deliverance Tour Concessions and full bars open! Also featuring local favorites Nancy's A-Maize-N Sandwich Booth. All Ages Support acts subject to change. Text SEAN to 49798 for Venue Pre-Sale info on 5/5. Text RAP to 49798 for concert updates. A limited number of table reservations are available by calling 316-722-4201 or in person at The Cotillion. Coat check is open during events to check your coats, hats, merch and more. Coat check is located next to merch by the front doors. All sales are final. No exchanges or refunds unless a show is cancelled or postponed. COVID-19 Show Policy: There are no restrictions on this show but we encourage face masks when you can not social distance and ask that you stay home if you are feeling sick or have been exposed recently to someone with COVID-19. Sean Kingston – Bio Dedicating nearly his entire life to music and achieving superstardom when he was just 17, Sean Kingston has amassed an untold amount of experience as a singer/songwriter over the years. On his third-full length album Back 2 Life, the 23-year-old builds on that experience by greatly expanding his songwriting role, nixing the multi-producer approach of his last release, and pushing for a fresh new sound. Like his 2007 self-titled debut (featuring the double-platinum breakout hit “Beautiful Girls”) and sophomore album Tomorrow (featuring the smash singles “Fire Burning” and “Face Drop”), Back 2 Life fuses reggae, hip-hop, R&B, and electro to create melody-soaked pop. But on Back 2 Life, the singer/songwriter blends his newly strengthened vocals with fiercely inventive effects and hard-hitting live instrumentation—a formula that’s yielded his most passionately inspired work to date. “This album’s a really honest reflection of where I’m at in my life right now,” says Kingston. “I’m proud that it shows everything, because it shows my growth too.” Teaming up with Jonathan “J.R.” Rotem, Red One (who produced “Fire Burning”) and new producers Nic Nac, Kingston found himself tapping into his musical roots like never before on Back 2 Life. “On this album I felt the need to get back to my culture,” says Kingston, who was born in Miami but moved to Jamaica when he was seven. “It’s much more organic than anything I’ve done before—the music’s real and it hits you on a gut level.” Indeed, Back 2 Life emerges as Kingston’s most richly eclectic and ambitious album so far. On the album’s title track “Back 2 Life (Live It Up),” for instance, Kingston samples the vocals from the Soul II Soul classic of the same name and twists the lyrics into a triumphant call to action. Sweeping and celebratory, the song mixes pummeling beats with chilling synth effects and Kingston’s fearless assertion that “what won’t kill me makes me stronger.” After a masterful guest rap from T.I., “Back 2 Life (Live It Up)” dissolves into a stripped-down pairing of sampled vocals and delicate piano work that’s both stark and stunning. Submitted by: Box Office The Cotillion

Wed, August 24th - 8:00pm

 
 
 
Fri, August 26th - 7:30pm
The Age of Enlightenment: Music in Colonial America
The Age of Enlightenment: Music in Colonial America

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Description: This third and final concert of the 2022 summer series, August 26th, we head across the Atlantic Ocean to Colonial America. Still very young, and under heavy European influence, American born composers are searching for a new musical identity of their own. (We also peek at what the French think of this bold new American experiment!) Heavy in the choral school of singing, we also premiere a commissioned work by American composer, Michael Welsh, written especially for the Kansas City Baroque! Submitted by: Gary Green The Kansas City Baroque Consortium

Fri, August 26th - 7:30pm

 
 
Fri, August 26th - 7:30pm
Concert for a Child
Concert for a Child

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Description: Concert for a Child is back for its second year on Friday, August 26, 2022, at Topeka Performing Arts Center (214 SE 8th Ave., Topeka, KS). World-renown fingerstyle guitarists Andy McKee, Calum Graham, and Trevor Gordon Hall will host a Masterclass for aspiring guitarists and perform a special concert jointly benefiting Capper Foundation's Pediatric Scholarship Assistance Fund and Topeka Performing Arts Center. The heart of this event for Capper Foundation is raising funds to help children with disabilities who are uninsured or underinsured receive pediatric therapy services. 75% of the families we serve utilize the scholarship assistance fund to help cover the cost of their child's services. For Topeka Performing Arts Center, the heart of this event is raising funds to support art education programs for all youth in our community. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Sheffel Theater Clinic and Schooltime Theater Series as well as Masterclasses, and Gingerbread Homes For the Holidays. Together, we are helping children to build abilities and achievement in the arts! Schedule of Events: Masterclass (4 pm - 6 pm): Spots are available for 60 aspiring guitarists to learn from and practice with Andy, Calum, and Trevor on the performance stage. Tickets are $180 per person (includes the class, a general admission ticket to the concert, and a light dinner before the concert) or $240 per person (includes the class, a VIP ticket to the concert, and a light dinner before the concert). Whether you are a master player, a beginner, or just an enthusiastic fan, our guitar workshop will benefit your playing and appreciation for acoustic fingerstyle guitar. The artists will teach you the techniques and musical ideas that will help take your own playing to new and exciting places. Class participants will be able to store their guitars in a secure room with a security check process during the concert. Concert (begins at 7:30 pm): General Admission Tickets are $40 per person for reserved seating on the main floor. Doors will open at 6:45 p.m. for general admission ticket holders. VIP Tickets are $100 per person for reserved front-of-house seating. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for VIP ticket holders. VIP ticket also includes: Access to a private area with appetizers and complimentary Blind Tiger Brewery beer and wine. A cash bar will be available. Meet and Greet with Andy, Calum, and Trevor after the concert. Links to purchase tickets are available at https://www.capper.org/concert/. Submitted by: Lacey Kinder Capper Foundation

Fri, August 26th - 7:30pm

 
 
Fri, August 26th - 7:30pm
ALL NEW 80s Movies Trivia
ALL NEW 80s Movies Trivia

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Description: Join us for a totally tubular evening of trivia fun! This 80s trivia night will delight you with nostalgic questions about the movies that made the 80s. Build a team of 2-6 players to compete for a fabulous prize and ultimate trivia glory! Tickets include three wine samples. Submitted by: Hannah Magee Weston Wine Company

Fri, August 26th - 7:30pm

 
 
Sat, August 27th - 8:00am
Boot Camp @ Macken Park
Boot Camp @ Macken Park

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Description: Skip Main NavigationEventbriteView Your EventMore Brad Dyer Page Content 5       Events On SaleBoot Camp @ Macken ParkSat, Aug 27, 2022 8:00 AM View your eventBasic InfoDetailsTicketsPublishDashboardOrder Options Marketing Manage Attendees      Main Event ImageThis is the first image attendees will see at the top of your listing. Use a high quality image: 2160x1080px (2:1 ratio).Learn more  DescriptionAdd more details to your event like your schedule, sponsors, or featured guests.Learn moreSummary*(required)84/140Text stylesBoldItalicLinkBulleted listNumbered listJoin us for a 60-minute outdoor fitness boot camp at Macken Park in North Kansas City. Meet other local health-minded nature lovers to exercise and motivate each other. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes, remember your water bottle, and bring your A-game! This class will be led by our awesome health coach, Camille Jolibois. Camille welcomes all fitness levels and encourages you to challenge yourself in the great outdoors. As always, any PIH member who attends this event will receive a $15 supplement credit! Event Location: William E. Macken City Park 1002 Clark Ferguson Dr, North Kansas City, MO 64116We will meet by the entrance arch of Macken Park.About our Functional Medicine Practice We are a unique medical practice located in North Kansas City that uses Integrative and Functional medicine to get to the root cause of our patient's concerns. We focus on the prevention and reversal of disease as opposed to managing symptoms. Our team of doctors, health coaches and dietitians address all aspects of health including nutrition, movement and emotional wellbeing. We create a partnership with our patients to help them achieve their health goals and live the best life they can. To learn how more about our health approach, visit our website: www.pihkc.comDelete moduleAdd TextAdd ImageAdd VideoDiscardSave Submitted by: Brad Dyer Premier Integrative Health

Sat, August 27th - 8:00am

 
 
Sat, August 27th - 10:30am
Wine + Yoga
Wine + Yoga

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Description: Cara Simmons Yoga will walk us through an hour-long yoga session in our beautiful picnic area. This session is perfect for beginners and seasoned practitioners alike. Each ticket also includes three free wine samples available either before or after your yoga practice. There’s no shame in indulging while you yoga! Mimosas and wine are available during and after your class. If you prefer using your own mat, bring it along or grab one of our picnic blankets to stretch on. For more details, please visit https://cli.re/20082-wine--yoga Submitted by: Hannah Magee Weston Wine Company

Sat, August 27th - 10:30am

 
 
Sat, August 27th - 12:00pm
Furever Home: Pet Event
Furever Home: Pet Event

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Description: Meet some new (adorable) friends during NFM’s Furever Home Pet Event! The Humane Society of Greater Kansas City will bring along adoptable pets to meet and NFM will have enter-to-wins, product demos, and free swag. So what do you say, ready to make a furever friend? Submitted by: Jackie Chavez Nebraska Furniture Mart - KC

Sat, August 27th - 12:00pm

 
 
Sat, August 27th - 12:00pm
Kids Crafters Day
Kids Crafters Day

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Description: Get ready to help out in the kitchen and show off your creativity by decorating your own apron! Stop in and pick up a free kid’s craft. (While Supplies Last)Sponsored by frigidaire   Submitted by: Jackie Chavez Nebraska Furniture Mart - KC

Sat, August 27th - 12:00pm

 
 
Sat, August 27th - 7:30pm
ALL NEW 80s Movies Trivia
ALL NEW 80s Movies Trivia

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Description: Join us for a totally tubular evening of trivia fun! This 80s trivia night will delight you with nostalgic questions about the movies that made the 80s. Build a team of 2-6 players to compete for a fabulous prize and ultimate trivia glory! Tickets include three wine samples. Submitted by: Hannah Magee Weston Wine Company

Sat, August 27th - 7:30pm

 
 
Sun, August 28th - 8:00pm
ROBERT CRAY - LIVE @ the Stiefel Theatre Sat., August 27 @ 8:00 PM
ROBERT CRAY - LIVE @ the Stiefel Theatre Sat., August 27 @ 8:00 PM

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Description: Tickets on sale now to see ROBERT CRAY at the STIEFEL THEATRE in Salina on Sat., Aug. 27 at 8:00 pm. Over the past four decades, Cray has created a sound that rises from American roots, blues, soul and R&B, with five Grammy wins, 20 acclaimed studio albums and a bundle of live albums that punctuate the Blues Hall of Famer’s career. On That’s What I Heard, Robert celebrates the music of Curtis Mayfield, Bobby “Blue” Bland, The Sensational Nightingales and more, alongside four newly written songs. Get tickets online at: www.stiefeltheatre.org or by calling the Stiefel at 785-827-1998. The Stiefel box office is open for phone or walk-up sales M-F, noon-5pm. Tickets start at $39, plus fees. https://www.stiefeltheatre.org/shows/robert-cray Submitted by: Valerie Johnson Stiefel Theatre

Sun, August 28th - 8:00pm

 
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