10 Things to do in Kansas City This Week (January 21th – January 27th)
Find the perfect experiences and events in Kansas City with our daily curated guides. Whether you’re looking for things to do in Crossroads, Country Club Plaza, Midtown, Westport, West Bottoms or North KC our local curators have been living, working and playing in KCMO and are passionate about seeking and sharing their most recent discoveries here for your inspiration, community and enjoyment.
For our Hindsight Is 20/20 series, we’re revisiting some of our favorite films that were underappreciated in their time.
Despite initially fizzling at the box office, TREMORS has become a cult favorite in the decades since with its action-packed story of a bunch of lovable slackers who have to save their small town from giant carnivorous worms called “graboids.” And when you say “cult favorite,” we say, “Movie Party.”
When you arrive at our TREMORS Movie Party, you’ll get some candy cigarettes, so that you can “smoke” along with Valentine and Earl, a keychain replica of the Gummers’ license plate, and a confetti popper so that you can blast some graboids alongside Burt and Heather.
Fun props. Audience participation. Kevin Bacon and Reba McEntire battling giant subterranean worms. It’ll be more fun than pole vaulting across residual boulders.
Alamo Drafthouse Kansas City 1400 Main St, Kansas City, Missouri 64105
This interactive, hands-on class is 1-2 hours of instruction learning how to craft a chainmaille dicebag. The instruction time will cover how to open and close jump rings, create European 4-1 weave, expanding E4n1, and reducing E4n1.
Included with the $50 cost: 50 practice rings, length of paracord, drawstring clasp, and 400 colored anodized aluminum rings. These materials will make a small chainmaille dicebag with enough room to fit several sets of dice.
The dicebag project is expected to take longer than the instruction time, but the rings are for you to take home and pliers are available for purchase ($25) so that you may finish your project and continue creating at home.
Pawn and Pint 613 Walnut Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64106
Did you know that 1917 marked the first year that an American ice hockey team won the Stanley Cup? Join sports writer Kevin Ticen for a talk moderated by KMBC reporter/anchor and Oklahoma National Guard Officer Rob Hughes on the story of the Seattle Metropolitans and their unlikely rise to victory on ice amidst the backdrop of war.
Presented in conjunction with the Kansas City Mavericks Military Appreciation Weekend, Ticen will also appear at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena for a pre-game meet and greet on Friday, Jan. 24.
National WWI Museum and Memoria l2 Memorial Drive, Kansas City, Missouri 64108
Prepare to be transported to an interactive multimedia performance blending spectacular acrobatics, state-of-the-art visuals, live music, perfumery, and delicious desserts to arouse each of the five senses: taste, touch, sight, scent and sound. Brought to life by Kansas City-born and internationally renowned Quixotic, Sensatia promises a truly unique multi-sensory experience.
In collaboration with Quixotic, an experimental global performance group born in Kansas City and recently branded an “innovative circus ensemble” by The New York Times, Sensatia tells the tale of two uninspired artists – a mechanical ballerina and overworked violinist – who follow a tempting muse and stumble upon the sumptuous backstage of a fantasy cabaret, where their passion for their respective arts are awakened.
Quixotic Theater 2450 Grand Boulevard Suite 301 Kansas City, MO 64108
The new roaring ‘20s have arrived! Tom’s Town Distilling Company and Jax Fish House are teaming up to throw a swingin’ soiree. Let’s dance, drink, and feast our way into the 2020s and enjoy all things ritz and glitz.
We’ll be serving bottomless Prohibition-era cocktails featuring Tom’s Town Distilling Co.’s gins and unlimited passed appetizers, plus caviar service from a roaming usherette and live music. Gatsby and Daisy dress is highly encouraged, and the best-dressed will win a $200 gift card.
Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar 4814 Roanoke Pkwy, Kansas City, Missouri 64112
Find out what’s in season, which vendors will be at the Farmers Market and where you can find them. Visit City Market’s website, and click on the Farmers Market to check out our interactive Farmers Market vendor map that’s updated in real time as vendors make their stall reservations each week!
City Market - Kansas City 5th & Walnut, Kansas City, Missouri 64106
Join the celebration of the Year of the Rat. Explore treasures from the Chinese Art collection. Experience a variety of activities, dances, and music marking the Lunar New Year celebrations. FREE parking in garage for museum members; $10 parking for nonmembers.
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art 4525 Oak St, Kansas City, Missouri 64111
Looking to test your mettle? Every Monday we will be hosting free play chess at Pawn and Pint! We will have 4 chess boards set up – and you can come on in, sit down – and play whomever else is sitting there! No Pay to Play will be required for those who are here for chess and sitting at the two chess tables.
Depending on interest and demand, we may eventually have people giving lessons, host scheduled tournaments, and more!
Pawn and Pint 613 Walnut Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64106
This event is currently at capacity. You may still register through the JCPRD online registration portal in order to be added to the online waitlist. There will be no walk-in seating.
Sonia Warshawski survived the Holocaust and famously opened a tailor shop in Johnson County. The star of documentary “Big Sonia” talks about her life. 1 -1 ½ hour program – $7 Museum members receive a 20% discount. register and claim discount.
Johnson County Museum 8788 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, Kansas 66212
Listen to a curated selection of music and fun facts related to the featured LP. Then enjoy the entire album played on an amazing sound system brought in just for the show.
We start 2020 at the end (for Simon and Garfunkel that is). The power folk-rock duo of the 60’s final album just crosses the barrier over to the 70’s. After only 5 albums, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel decide to part ways, each pursuing their solo endeavors. What they leave us with is this, a musical masterwork encompassing folk, Rock, R&B, Jazz, gospel, world music, pop, and other styles. It has been described as both effortless and ambitious. “Bridge” was released on January 26, 1970 to immediate critical and commercial success.
The album includes two of their most successful songs, “Bridge over Troubled Water” and “The Boxer”, both of which were listed on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. Critically and commercially successful, the album topped the charts in over ten countries and received two Grammy Awards, plus four more for the title song.
It sold around 25 million records and is ranked on several lists, including number 51 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, The Times ranked the album at number 20 on its “100 Best Albums of all Time”, and it was also included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.
Waldo Pizza 7433 Broadway St, Kansas City, Missouri 64114
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