Entries by Mike

LEGO art & Royals Fan Fest inspire a fun-filled week

LEGO art and the Kansas City Royals Fan Fest top a colorful stretch of arts and entertainment in Downtown KC over the week ahead – Monday to Sunday, Jan. 22-28: The Art of the Brick featuring the critically acclaimed collection of creative and inspiring pieces constructed using only LEGO bricks was created by world-renowned contemporary artist Nathan Sawaya. […]

‘Color Purple,’ Seinfeld add bite to Restaurant Week

KC Restaurant Week, with a side of Seinfeld and a ‘Color Purple’ garnish, tops a tasty and colorful stretch of arts and entertainment in Downtown KC over the week ahead – Monday to Sunday, Jan. 15-21: An Evening with 2 Cellos – The Croatian cellist duo, consisting of classically trained Luka Šulić and Stjepan Hauser make a stop in Downtown KC, as […]

KC Restaurant Week tops a tasty stretch of A&E this week

KC Restaurant Week tops a tasty stretch of arts and entertainment in Downtown KC over the week ahead – Monday to Sunday, Jan. 8-14: Brian Regan brings his comedy tour to Downtown this week with a long awaited performance at 8 p.m. Saturday at Music Hall. Folly Theater features two remarkable performances this weekend, including: Ying String Quartet with […]

Downtown is ho, ho, ho-ing – week of Dec. 25-31

Here’s the ho, ho, highlight reel for a light, but festive holiday week ahead in Downtown KC – Monday to Sunday, Christmas Day to New Year’s Eve: Crown Center is totally in the holiday spirit with family-friendly fun at every turn, including: Santa’s Gingerbread Station – Kids and families can explore this free interactive exhibit, meet and have […]

Downtown is Dazzling as holiday season nears a crescendo

Here’s the ho, ho, highlight reel for the busy and festive holiday week ahead in Downtown KC – Monday to Sunday, Dec. 18-Christmas Eve: Crown Center will is totally in the holiday spirit with family-friendly fun at every turn, including: Santa’s Gingerbread Station – Kids and families can explore this interactive exhibit, meet and have their photo taken […]

Holiday Express chugs into Union Station for 5 days

Powered by “Rudy” the smiling tank car, the Kansas City Southern (KCS) Holiday Express, rolls into Union Station today (Friday) and will remain through Tuesday. This “holiday gift” to the community allows children young, and young at heart, to meet Santa Claus and tour the train adorned from floor to ceiling with holiday decorations, lights, wintry […]

Ho, ho, happenings this week in Downtown KC

Here’s the ho, ho, highlight reel for the busy and festive week ahead in Downtown KC – Monday to Sunday, Dec. 11-17: Accidental Activitists – Author David Collins discusses his book Accidental Activists: Mark Phariss, Vic Holmes, and Their Fight for Marriage Equality in Texas at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Central Library. The book chronicles the legal fight for same-sex marriage […]

Holiday magic fills the air & stages of Downtown this week

From The Nutcracker to Handel’s Messiah, from the Urban Homes Tour to Kansas Jayhawk basketball, this is the busiest and most wonderful time of the year for arts & entertainment in Downtown KC. Here’s the ho, ho, highlight reel for the busy ahead – Monday to Sunday, Dec. 4-10: The City Market presents its annual gift of Whoville Holidays from 10 […]

Convention hotel wins key approvals; groundbreaking set

After seven years of discussion and planning, construction of a 24-story, 800-room Downtown convention hotel is expected to begin Jan. 2 following approvals of key documents Wednesday, according to today’s CitySceneKC.com. A thick stack of financing and property transfer documents necessary for the $322.7 million Loews Kansas City Convention Center Hotel project were approved unanimously by […]

Holiday magic fills the air this week in Downtown KC

Downtown Dazzle, Rock the Red Kettle and First Friday lay down the beat for all-things-Downtown in the week ahead – Monday to Sunday, Nov. 27-Dec. 3: Art Starts at the Library – The Central Library provides a perfect family-friendly starting point on First Friday. Among the offerings: the exhibit Cattle, Cowboys, and Culture: Kansas City and Amarillo, Building […]