Entries by Mike

Halloween fun rules the entertainment scene this week

Here’s the highlight reel for the Downtown KC arts & entertainment scene for Monday to Sunday, Oct. 23-29: Boo-Tastic Fun! Get ready for Halloween with family-friendly fun this Saturday and Sunday. Have your photo taken with the Wicked Queen from noon to 4 p.m. and/or, enjoy puppet shows from StoneLion Puppet Theatre at noon and 2 p.m. […]

KC Marathon, KU-MU reunion, KC Ballet set the pace this week

Here’s the highlight reel for the Downtown KC arts & entertainment scene for Monday to Sunday, Oct. 16-22: Crossroads KC – The 2017 outdoor concert season comes to a close this weekend at the Grinders stage with two performances, including the Crossroads Beer Fest, featuring some of KC’s best local bands, including Katy Guillen & The Girls, […]

Downtown’s A&E scene is busting out all over this week

Here’s the highlight reel for the Downtown KC arts & entertainment scene for Monday to Sunday, Oct. 9-16: Crossroads KC – Downtown’s ultimate outdoor concert venue – features two performance this week, including Queens of the Stone Age with Royal Blood in a sold-out show at 7:30 p.m. Friday; and Fed Up Fest, a hunger-fighting music festival that […]

Edgemoor reveals preliminary design for new KCI terminal

A two-story fountain anchors the sleek, modern, initial design concepts unveiled to the City Council on Thursday by Edgemoor Infrastructure, the team recently selected as the preferred proposer for the new terminal at Kansas City International Airport. Skidmore, Ownings & Merrill (SOM), an internationally-known architecture firm, has incorporated elements that reflect Kansas City’s cultural heritage into the […]

Downtown arts/entertainment scene is smokin’ hot this week

Here’s the highlight reel for the Downtown KC arts & entertainment scene for Monday to Sunday, Oct. 2-8: Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Ensemble: Lutenists and co-artistic directors Stephen Stubbs and Paul O’Dette unite an international all-star ensemble of musicians from the Boston Early Music Festival to present these masterpieces of Baroque chamber music, punctuated with […]

What’s happening in the Big Town – Sept. 25-Oct. 1

Here’s the highlight reel for the Downtown KC arts & entertainment scene for Monday to Sunday, Sept. 25-Oct. 1: Charlotte Street Presents Time’s Not Listening – a one-night-only performance featuring five Kansas City composers (who are also past Charlotte Street Foundation award winners) makes its debut at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Folly Theater. Crossroads KC will be […]

ULI panel to study, advise on redevelopment north of Loop

  A group of nationally renowned land use and urban planning experts has been convened by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) to make recommendations to the City of Kansas City on the redevelopment of an area north of the Downtown “Loop” that includes decommissioning and reusing a portion of Interstate-70. The panel, composed of land […]

What’s brewing in Downtown – Sept. 18-24

Here’s the highlight reel for the Downtown KC arts & entertainment scene for Monday to Sunday, Sept. 18-24: Crossroads KC will be rocking this weekend with back-to-back concerts, featuring: The Skatalites, the Jamacian Ska originators, headline a lineup that features Irieplacables Ska Orchestra, Johnny2Tone and DJ Rico. The Jamacian beat begins at 8 p.m. Friday. Manchester Orchestra – […]

LaunchKC selects winners of $500K in tech startup grants

LaunchKC judges awarded $500,000 in grants to nine tech startup businesses Friday evening, following a months-long competition designed to attract and retain tech entrepreneurs in Kansas City. The nine winners, including eight from the metropolitan Kansas City area and one from Colorado, were selected Friday afternoon from a pool of 20 finalists. Each of the […]