7 Things to Do in Kansas City This Week (February 17th – February 23rd)
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.
Monday, February 17, 2020 at 6 PM – 7:30 PM
Join Green Dirt Farm and Casual Animal Brewing for a cheese and beer pairing class at the brewery. This private class will take you on a food adventure into the world of beer and cheese while you delight in five pairings. Learn about pairing cheese with beer and how to create a perfect pairing night at home. Green Dirt Farm will be selling cheese and Casual Animal Brewing will be available for growler fills and crowler purchases after the class is over. Tip not included. Please bring cash to tip your servers.
Casual Animal Brewing Co. 1725 McGee St, Kansas City, Missouri 64108
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 6 PM – 7 PM
Embrace la vie en rose by joining us for a drink and sweeping sunset views in the Kauffman Center Brandmeyer Great Hall, where you can snap a selfie in “golden hour” light. Then, enjoy French chamber music favorites performed by Kansas City Symphony musicians. You’ll hear Gaubert’s Trois Aquarelles (Three Watercolors) and Farrenc’s Piano Quintet No. 1. Cash bars open at 5 p.m. and the casual concert begins at 6 p.m. Sponsored by Lead Bank.
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts 1601 Broadway Blvd, Kansas City, Missouri 64108
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Silent Book Club is a gathering of book lovers that is growing across the nation.We begin each meeting discussing what we are currently reading or what is on our “to-be-read” lists. Then, if individuals wish to read silently, they are welcome to. Some members in our group enjoy fellowship and conversation with like-minded people, so the conversation may continue. The beauty of this group is that you can participate in any way you wish.
We begin meeting at 6:30pm on the THIRD WEDNESDAY of each month. This is an open time, so please feel free to still join if you arrive later. If you wish to leave early, please feel free to do so, as well.
“There’s no assigned reading. Silent Book Club is about taking time out of your busy schedule to simply relax and read. You’ve earned it. Just BYOB (bring your own book). Put down your phone, pick up a book, and spend quality time with fellow book lovers. This is a habit you’ll want to repeat.”
Afterword Tavern & Shelves 1834 Grand Boulevard, Kansas City, Missouri 64108
Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 5 PM – 7 PM
Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough.” – Mark Twain
The staff at Afterword Tavern & Shelves is excited to host our second independent Whiskey & Women Event! Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned whiskey-drinking veteran, regardless your gender identity, you’re invited to come to our educational discussion and tasting on Thursday, February 20th led by Bar Manager, Vanessa!
Your $40 ticket includes a welcome cocktail, a paired bite, and four different bourbon whiskies to taste and discuss! For your convenience, tax and gratuity are included in your ticket price!
At this event you can expect to learn about what defines bourbon whiskey, the defining characteristics of bourbon versus other styles of whiskey, the distillation and aging processes involved, and how to evaluate spirits based on your own personal experiences and senses!
Tickets must be purchased in advance and will be available via EventBrite beginning February 1st. Due to popularity, there are two seatings for this Thursday night event: 5pm and 8pm. And as with all of our boozy events, this event is open to everyone 21+!
Vanessa has spent six years working in craft cocktail and whiskey bars around Kansas City and has been an active member in a leadership roll with the Kansas City Chapter of the United States Bartenders’ Guild, attending and organizing educational seminars, classes, and master classes on spirits both locally and nationally. As the Bar Manager and General Manager at Afterword, she strives to further the education and positive experiences of the staff and patrons that spend their time among the books.
Afterword Tavern & Shelves 1834 Grand Boulevard, Kansas City, Missouri 64108
Friday, February 21, 2020 at 9 PM – 12 AM
Shaun Munday is a one-of-a kind talent and blends soul-drenched vocals with show-stopping bass guitar technique. Shaun captures audiences with a full band sound and plays the bass better than most people play a guitar. He is a graduate of the Berklee School of Music in Boston, MA where he studied and performed with some of the greatest artists and educators in the industry including John Mayer, Esperanza Spalding, Matthew Garrison (Herbie Hancock), Antonio Sanchez (Pat Metheny) and Jetro Da Silva (Whitney Houston).
Shaun has shared the stage with Corinne Bailey Rae, Andra Day, Mary Wilson of The Supremes, blues legend Robert Cray, reggae royalty Aston Barrett and The Wailers (Bob Marley’s band), country music star Collin Raye, Devon Allman and Yonrico Scott of the Royal Southern Brotherhood. His overall music style is inspired by Donny Hathaway, Al Green and Marvin Gaye.
Black Dolphin 1813 Grand Boulevard, Kansas City, Missouri 64108
Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 8:30 AM – 2 PM
The 8th Annual Community Development Workshop is an opportunity to learn from leaders in community development, collaborate with neighborhood change-makers, and be empowered to transform your community.
Join us for this important community event that will include a morning session led by Dr. Marvia Jones, Violence Prevention and Policy Manager with the City of Kansas City Health Department, as well as interactive breakout sessions focused on four tracks that will engage you in a deeper discussion of community development and the roles we each play in supporting safe and sustainable neighborhoods. This year’s tracks are:
– Policy and Equitable Neighborhoods
– Health and Built Environment
– Neighborhood Climate Action
– Businesses Building Better Neighborhoods
The Community Development Workshop is open to ANYONE seeking to make a positive change in their neighborhood and community: neighborhood residents, grassroots activists, government and nonprofit leaders, and other community stakeholders from both Kansas and Missouri.
Registration is FREE but required, with an option to donate available. Breakfast, coffee, and lunch are provided to all registered participants and donations cover this expense. **PLEASE NOTE: attendees must register for this event individually.
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation 4801 Rockhill Rd, Kansas City, Missouri 64110
Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 3 PM – 5 PM
Come in to the winery with cheese specialists from Green Dirt Farm to learn how to make your very own cheese board!
Experience a fun and tasty adventure in the world of cheese as we provide the ingredients and instructions for you to build your own cheese board which you can take home!
Your ticket includes one glass of hand crafted Amigoni wine, cheesy snacks, cheeses and condiments to fill your board as well as a Green Dirt Farm wood serving tray! We can wrap up your board so you can take it home or you can enjoy it right on the spot!
Amigoni Urban Winery 1505 Genessee St, Kansas City, Missouri 64102
So if you’re looking for fun things to do in Kansas City, events, places to go, hidden gems or unique experiences make sure to 1 in with Discover816 or better yet text us at 816-301-5658 for personalized recommendations of things to do in Kansas City.